Tuesday Overnight Thread (10/8/19)

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THE QUOTES OF THE DAY


Quote I

It’s no surprise that the Second Amendment follows right on the heels of the First. The liberal elitists certainly get it. The only right they hate more than your right to say what you think is your right to own the kind of firepower you need to defend your right to say what you think. Kurt Schlichter


Quote II

"In the midst of this hardship and grief, God drew me back to the Church, and he used a church building to do it. It was during this period, seemingly bereft of hope, that I began to make visits to local Catholic churches to pray for wisdom and courage as well as strength and guidance,"Justice Clarence Thomas


Quote III

“I ain’t never made a decision only based on my color. That’s a form of slavery. Mental slavery,”Kanye West

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He was a blowhard with bad hair in Congress. How will former congressman Trey Gowdy help POTUS Trump's legal team?

Former Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy has been tapped to serve as outside counsel to President Donald Trump as the House impeachment inquiry expands.

That’s according to an administration official who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal legal matters.

Gowdy is a former South Carolina congressman who did not seek reelection last year to the seat he had held for eight years.


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The Canadian government cuts reimbursements for military health care, hospitals on the hook for millions

The federal government has quietly rolled back what it pays hospitals to take care of military members, according to multiple sources.

Global News has confirmed with sources within the military, provincial and federal governments that Ottawa made major changes this spring to the fees it reimburses to hospitals when they provide health care to military members – and that’s leading to fears some members could be denied health care services.

Under the Canada Health Act and provincial health acts, members of the military are not eligible for public health coverage under provincial plans


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Screw China and the NBA.


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When you go to the doctor's office, do you want the best doctor or the best minority? Judge Allison Burroughs wants a minority.

If parts of Judge Allison Burroughs’s decision in the Harvard affirmative-action case don’t seem to make sense, it’s not entirely her fault. She was bound by the Supreme Court’s precedents on the subject, and the justices have been refining absurdity ever since they took up the issue in 1978.

The question this time was whether Harvard was unlawfully discriminating against Asian-American applicants. Harvard “testified that race, when considered in admissions, can only help, not hurt, a student’s chances of getting in” – as the New York Times reported with a straight face. Judge Burroughs bought it, writing that race “is never viewed as a negative attribute” by Harvard’s admissions department.

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South Africa has an electric car road trip taking place.

South Africa’s first electric vehicle road trip has reached the halfway mark. The twelve cars participating in the EVRT Africa event have travelled over 1,200 km from Pretoria to Port Elizabeth, on their way to the finish in Cape Town.

The second stage of the trip will take the cars through Knysna and Worcester. The grand finale will be happening at the Silo District in the Mother City on 10 October.


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The United States Supreme Court is taking on New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v City of New York

If you’ve been following the Second Amendment case currently before the Supreme Court, there’s some marginally good news today. The case is New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v City of New York (see many of our posts on the case here).

The anti-gun left is so afraid of an adverse ruling in the case that the city of New York changed the law that is at the center of the case. The law prevents most pistol license holders in the city from transporting their firearms anywhere outside their homes other than seven shooting ranges within New York City.

Once the law was changed, the city’s attorneys filed a motion with the court to have the case declared moot. But the ploy was so transparent that — the thinking of those who know goes — the Court won’t give the city what it wants. If they allow a respondent like New York City to sidestep a case by changing the offending law, it sets a dangerous precedent that would allow other respondents to do the same. They could then reinstate the law once the Court kills their cases.


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So is the self-loathing Jew Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) going to turn in his stents? Looks like his life was saved by Israeli invention.

Turns out the life-saving medical treatment the far-left socialist Democratic presidential candidate likely got for his heart attack last week was designed and developed and Made In Israel.

According to WebMD, heart attack treatment is characteristically done with stents which open troubled arteries linked to the heart. Stents have developed from crude pipe devices, to drug-coated tools, to meshy net devices in increasingly advanced life-saving technology.

Stents were invented in Israel. And so were drug-coated stents, according to Israel21c.


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I've never had a flu shot. However, if I were flying anytime soon, I just might start. About 20% of all flyers have flown sick.

Flying may not be the most enjoyable experience, but we love the freedom and convenience this transportation method provides.

But one major problem on airlines is the spread of germs and sickness.

While airlines do take preventative measures to keep passengers flying clean, there’s only so much they can do. A lot relies on the habits of your fellow passengers.


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Adult Tide Pods? Glenlivet Distillery comes up with quite the marketing ploy.

If you need further proof that we are, indeed, living through end times, one of the world’s most celebrated and beloved Scotch whiskey brands has decided to put its liquor into capsules that look like Tide Pods.

Speaking of Tide Pods from Moron chavez the hugo.

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I scream, you scream, we all scream for Guinea Pig flavored ice cream! What the hell.......

An Ecuadorian woman has been getting a lot of attention online for devising a very unusual yet surprisingly popular ice-cream flavor – guinea pig.

You probably know the guinea pig as a lovable house pet, but in South American countries like Ecuador, Peru or Bolivia people cook guinea pigs with salt and serve them with potatoes and peanut sauce. Still, even in these countries the idea of a guinea pig-flavored ice-cream has been causing quite a bit of eyebrow raising. People are used to the rodents as the main ingredient of traditional dishes, but ice-cream flavor?


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Secretary of Energy Rick Perry is looking out for Europe's security.

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry while on a tour of Vilnius, the capital of the Baltic nation of Lithuania, declared the new Nord Stream II pipeline connecting more Russian gas to Germany will seriously imperil European security. Perry stated the obvious which the Germans want to avoid.

German ministers have referred to the project, which will deliver a situation where Berlin receives 30% of its natural gas supplies from its neighbor to the East, as a ‘business transaction’ rather than a national security threat. This description comes from the German leadership while they pay a minuscule amount for their own defense, a point President Trump routinely makes publically clear.

“It would increase Russia’s leverage over Europe’s foreign policy and Europe’s vulnerability to a supply disruption,” Perry told an energy forum in the Lithuanian capital, reported The Baltic Times.


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Call me surprised. I never saw this coming.

Army Combat Fitness Test Fiasco! Slides Reveal 84% of Women Failing ACFT

In previous articles for ClearanceJobs, I’ve thrown rocks at the Army’s catastrophically ill-considered Army Combat Fitness Test—the planned successor to the proven and successful Army Physical Fitness Test. I will admit, however, that my arguments against it emerged strictly from experience and logic. I am a fan of the original APFT because I watched soldiers in my platoon take the challenge to raise their scores, and watched pounds melt away and recruiting poster paratroopers emerge. As for logic, the APFT essentially costs a unit ten bucks and two hours to run through an entire company of soldiers, whereas the ACFT costs… more. Tens of millions of dollars more.


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Listen up Toots, when you are serving our country as a member of the armed forces, you can lead the way in Syria. I just might listen to you. Until then, why don't you lead your platoon of fat, ignorant, white privileged ignorant pals down to the local Sizzler.

Meghan McCain, the daughter of the late Republican US senator John McCain, who lost to Obama in the the 2008 presidential elections, has lambasted US President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw troops from Syria, branding the White House and Republicans "feckless, unpatriotic cowards" for what she termed an abandonment of allies in the region.

1. Trump was elected in part to get us out Mid East conflicts.
2. I've been preached to by years NATO good. Turkey is in it. What's the problem?
3. Kurds, name the top 10 leaders of the Kurdish State in Syria.
4. Move the Kurds to Minneapolis, they love the presence of Islam.
5. Not our fucking zoo, not our fucking monkey.


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The elected local government of Minneapolis has been throwing a snit ever since Donnie Two-Scoops planned on a rally in downtown Minneapolis. One of their snits was that uniformed cops couldn't be in uniform with the President.
MINNEAPOLIS – The Minneapolis police union is touting its support for President Donald Trump in the wake of a new city policy that blocks officers from appearing in uniform with the president during a campaign rally this week.

Trump is scheduled to speak at Target Center in Minneapolis on Thursday. Ahead of the rally, the city told its police department that officers could not wear their uniform while showing support for candidates at political events or in political ads, reported Star Tribune.

Police union president Bob Kroll unveiled the new T-shirt on his Facebook page over the weekend and said they are available for sale at the union’s northeast Minneapolis headquarters today. However, we tried to access Kroll’s page and discovered a message, which read, “Sorry, this content isn’t available right now.” Isn’t that mysterious? No doubt, Facebook will call it a glitch or something. Fortunately, the screenshot is making its way around various articles on the topic.


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THE ONT MUSICAL INTERLUDE



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It's always the cover up that gets you. Right Genius Award Winners? H/T Bitter Clinger

Three are facing charges after a mummified body was found at a home in Knoxville.

KPD got a tip Sunday about a possible homicide on the 2300 block of Greenfield Lane. Investigators spoke to the residents, 62-year-old Tommy Rose, 48-year-old Christian McCormack and 41-year-old Deborah Gister, who denied knowledge of any incident.

Officers obtained a search warrant and found the body wrapped in a tarp inside a shed. They believe it had been there several weeks.


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Is a cure for MS on the horizon? Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) could be cured within a decade, according to leading researchers.

A series of scientific discoveries have led to experts calling 2019 'the most significant and exciting time we have ever seen' in treating the disorder.

Scientists say a range of medications for sufferers of the debilitating condition will be in late stage trials by as early as 2025.

MS is thought to affect 100,000 people in the UK, with 14 patients being diagnosed every day, MS Society statistics show.


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Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by Shelving Installers.

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H/T Legally Sufficient


Notice: Posted with permission by the Ace Media Empire and AceCorp, LLC. No shelving or book cases were damaged in the production of this ONT.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 10:00 PM




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1 Woot!

Posted by: JQ at October 08, 2019 10:00 PM (gP/Z3)

2 Nobody Wanted This.
I Certainly Didn't Want This.
But I Have Been Brought to This Point.

*First*

Posted by: Slapweasel, H.M.F.I.C., Slapweasel Industries at October 08, 2019 10:00 PM (Ckg4U)

3 Very nice MisHum!

Posted by: Tonypete at October 08, 2019 10:00 PM (Y4EXg)

4 Happy Tuesday!

Posted by: JQ at October 08, 2019 10:00 PM (gP/Z3)

5 1

Posted by: ALH at October 08, 2019 10:00 PM (sMGhD)

6 First!!!

Posted by: ALH at October 08, 2019 10:01 PM (sMGhD)

7 Yoiks!

Posted by: Sock Monkey...the beltway is fubar at October 08, 2019 10:01 PM (Lp+bg)

8 *Eats Shit*

Posted by: Slapweasel, H.M.F.I.C., Slapweasel Industries at October 08, 2019 10:01 PM (Ckg4U)

9 Hey, Slap!

Hope you're well (as can be...) this evening!

Posted by: JQ at October 08, 2019 10:01 PM (gP/Z3)

10 ! גמר חתימה טובה

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at October 08, 2019 10:01 PM (7WaWV)

11 -Posted by: JQ at October 08, 2019 10:01 PM (gP/Z3)

Thank you, Brother! Congrats on First!

Posted by: Slapweasel, H.M.F.I.C., Slapweasel Industries at October 08, 2019 10:02 PM (Ckg4U)

12 Well, shit I read the content first.

Posted by: Jewells45 at October 08, 2019 10:03 PM (dUJdY)

13 early enough for a top 20?

Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 08, 2019 10:03 PM (PHotS)

14 I got my flu shot today.

Posted by: ALH at October 08, 2019 10:03 PM (sMGhD)

15 "I ain't never made a decision only based on my color. That's a form of slavery. Mental slavery," - Kanye West

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Amen.

Preach it.

Posted by: SMH at October 08, 2019 10:03 PM (RU4sa)

16 12 Well, shit I read the content first.
Posted by: Jewells45 at October 08, 2019 10:03 PM (dUJdY)

You know better Missy

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at October 08, 2019 10:03 PM (aA3+G)

17 14 I got my flu shot today.
Posted by: ALH at October 08, 2019 10:03 PM (sMGhD)

Too late? Weren't you exposed?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at October 08, 2019 10:04 PM (aA3+G)

18 Kanye West has been a pleasant surprise on occasion.

Posted by: ALH at October 08, 2019 10:04 PM (sMGhD)

19 I know MH. *hangs head in shame*

Posted by: Jewells45 at October 08, 2019 10:04 PM (dUJdY)

20 Trower power!!

Posted by: Sock Monkey...the beltway is fubar at October 08, 2019 10:04 PM (Lp+bg)

21
Awesome lighthouse!

Posted by: Spun & Murky at October 08, 2019 10:04 PM (4DCSq)

22 Too late? Weren't you exposed?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at October 08, 2019 10:04 PM (aA3+G)

That was a stomach virus, I think. Colitis was the official diagnosis.

So much fun being 29!

Posted by: ALH at October 08, 2019 10:05 PM (sMGhD)

23 As usual, another fine ONT!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 08, 2019 10:06 PM (BiNEL)

24 23 As usual, another fine ONT!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 08, 2019 10:06 PM (BiNEL)

MisHum always brings it!

Posted by: ALH at October 08, 2019 10:06 PM (sMGhD)

25 Adult pods?

It's really a suppository.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at October 08, 2019 10:06 PM (1g7ch)

26 Noddy Holder had one of the best rock voices ever

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at October 08, 2019 10:06 PM (PUmDY)

27 Hey everybody.

Three are facing charges after a mummified body was found at a home in Knoxville.

Enough about Al Gore already!!...

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 08, 2019 10:08 PM (L2ZTs)

28 Well, shit I read the content first.
Posted by: Jewells45 at October 08, 2019 10:03 PM (dUJdY

Imma gonna put you down for the ONT Competitive Training session at the TxMoMee!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 08, 2019 10:08 PM (BiNEL)

29 That lighthouse scene looks like it could be Lake Superior coast? Just guessing.

Posted by: 2009Refugee at October 08, 2019 10:08 PM (8AONa)

30

Making fun of the boss's shelving skills.

You live dangerously, MisHum.

Kinda admire that, actually.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 08, 2019 10:08 PM (sy5kK)

31 "Is it just me or does all this go back to when Plame announced and Clinton & Plame's favorite show; 'Madame Secretary?'"

Posted by: Jom the plameologist at October 08, 2019 10:08 PM (nOThz)

32 Wait, is it against the rules to read the content first?

*guiltily slinks away*

Posted by: Dr. T at October 08, 2019 10:08 PM (2PXwn)

33 Glenlivet is selling Scotch Pods? Does anybody drink Scotch?

Posted by: ALH at October 08, 2019 10:08 PM (sMGhD)

34 Good Evening

Posted by: wing at October 08, 2019 10:09 PM (JFzNN)

35
Making fun of the boss's shelving skills.

You live dangerously, MisHum.

Kinda admire that, actually.
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 08, 2019 10:08 PM (sy5kK)

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What's he gonna do?

Knock down Mis Hum's shelves?

Posted by: SMH at October 08, 2019 10:09 PM (RU4sa)

36 Great ONT, MisHum! As usual!

Posted by: Ladyl at October 08, 2019 10:10 PM (TdMsT)

37 New theory on CA power outages: The powers that be figure that the libtards in CA are going to lose their sh*t when they hear about the IG report, declasification of docs etc, so they are simply shutting off the power so they don't have to hear the news.

Posted by: shibumi at October 08, 2019 10:10 PM (2KYgn)

38 Imma gonna put you down for the ONT Competitive Training session at the TxMoMee!

lol! Deal!

Posted by: Jewells45 at October 08, 2019 10:10 PM (dUJdY)

39 Couldn't that last bit of content be construed as a subtle reference to certain peccadilloes the blog owner has, which sort of references he has stated he finds exhausting?

Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 08, 2019 10:10 PM (DMUuz)

40 today, i am 29. plus 36. i'm a fucking geezer now. about my lawn, stay off.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at October 08, 2019 10:10 PM (KP5rU)

41 Wonderful photo and ONT, Mis Hum!

A cure for MS would be wonderful.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at October 08, 2019 10:11 PM (fpSuJ)

42 What's he gonna do?

Knock down Mis Hum's shelves?
Posted by: SMH at October 08, 2019 10:09 PM (RU4sa)

MisHum doesn't use ikea shelves, he builds for generations hence!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 08, 2019 10:11 PM (BiNEL)

43 Just when you thought you couldn't respect Clarence Thomas more than you already do....

....and then you realize that the conviction of the Holy Spirit in him is the source for everything you respected about him to begin with.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at October 08, 2019 10:11 PM (LQMoO)

44

...it's all Overnight Thread baby bluuuue...

Posted by: mindful webworker - persona au gratin at October 08, 2019 10:11 PM (fBape)

45

Takers get the honey,

Givers sing the blues.


Trower.

Yeah.

I saw him just about the same time as this video, Paramount Seattle, prior to remodeling, circa 1975.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 08, 2019 10:11 PM (sy5kK)

46 40 today, i am 29. plus 36. i'm a fucking geezer now. about my lawn, stay off.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at October 08, 2019 10:10 PM (KP5rU)

Happy Birthday!

Posted by: ALH at October 08, 2019 10:12 PM (sMGhD)

47 10 Zettai

And you, as well!

And no, I am strictly observing Yom HaKipposim, and abstaining from all online interaction. Swearsies!

Posted by: ibguy at October 08, 2019 10:12 PM (EHVbt)

48 *First*
Posted by: Slapweasel, H.M.F.I.C

Hmmm

Hubris

Posted by: Nemesis at October 08, 2019 10:12 PM (QzkSJ)

49 Willowed:
But I say this seriously - anyone in California who paid attention to what was going on should have installed a home generator at least a year ago. AND laid in serious stores of food and fresh water, at least a months supply.
...
Posted by: Tom Servo at October 08, 2019 09:03 PM (V2Yro)


Anyone in the *whole USA* who has paid attention...should have laid in serious stores of food and fresh water, at least a months supply.

Posted by: Flyover at October 08, 2019 10:12 PM (B5K06)

50 Posted by: shibumi at October 08, 2019 10:10 PM

I thought you were in The Barrel?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 08, 2019 10:12 PM (DMUuz)

51 HB chavez.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at October 08, 2019 10:12 PM (LQMoO)

52 Happy birthday, Chavez!

Posted by: Ladyl at October 08, 2019 10:13 PM (TdMsT)

53 My dad used to play The Bridge of Sighs album to get me to go to sleep and Robin Trower was the first musical act I saw.

Posted by: Gossamer Penguin at October 08, 2019 10:13 PM (Ad3Y8)

54 Called in for Jury duty tomorrow.

Might get interesting.

Mu HA HA.

Posted by: Don Q at October 08, 2019 10:13 PM (NgKpN)

55 WTF are you supposed to do with a Scotch pod?

Suppository?


Fucking weirdos.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 08, 2019 10:13 PM (Wcj8U)

56 today, i am 29. plus 36. i'm a fucking geezer [/s[ mathmetician now. about my lawn, stay off.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at October 08, 2019 10:10 PM (KP5rU)

FIFY

Posted by: tbodie at October 08, 2019 10:13 PM (wyNrR)

57 What kind of cake did you have for your birthday, chavez?

Posted by: ALH at October 08, 2019 10:13 PM (sMGhD)

58 Odd, I had forgotten that Rick Perry and Ben Carson are still working in the Trump administration.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 08, 2019 10:13 PM (PHotS)

59 Cavy-flavoured ice cream and massive anti-austerity riots in Ecuador right now... Related? I shall let you, dear reader, decide..

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at October 08, 2019 10:14 PM (7WaWV)

60 >> Yom HaKipposim

Stupid fat fingers (also: Karma!)

Yom HaKippoRim

Posted by: ibguy at October 08, 2019 10:14 PM (EHVbt)

61 BTW, a group of cucks is known as a regatta.

Posted by: WOPR at October 08, 2019 10:14 PM (J70i0)

62 Feliz cumpleanos, Chavez!

Posted by: El Mikloso, Jefe de Tzampotlis y Canales at October 08, 2019 10:14 PM (QzkSJ)

63 thanks all. ALH, angel food, of course. Daughter bought it.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at October 08, 2019 10:15 PM (KP5rU)

64 And no, I am strictly observing Yom HaKipposim, and abstaining from all online interaction. Swearsies!
Posted by: ibguy at October 08, 2019 10:12 PM (EHVbt)


Naughty boy.

We still on for Saturday evening?

How is your MIL and friend?

Posted by: Ladyl at October 08, 2019 10:15 PM (TdMsT)

65 61 BTW, a group of cucks is known as a regatta.
Posted by: WOPR at October 08, 2019 10:14 PM (J70i0)


You misspelled Dispatch.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 08, 2019 10:15 PM (Wcj8U)

66 Yom HaKipposim

Posted by: ibguy at October 08, 2019 10:12 PM (EHVbt)

Mah zeh?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 08, 2019 10:15 PM (wYseH)

67 The pic is Split Rock lighthouse on Lake Superior in northern MN I was just there 3 days ago.

Posted by: Minnfidel at October 08, 2019 10:15 PM (xUvz+)

68 Over at Breitbart, HRC is saying maybe she should run against Trump so she can "beat him again." She is, to quote Ace, bugfuck insane.

Posted by: jmel at October 08, 2019 10:15 PM (OeWgo)

69 I thought you were in The Barrel?


I volunteered to monitor Krazy Konspiracy sites and was let out on probation.

Posted by: shibumi at October 08, 2019 10:15 PM (2KYgn)

70 Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 08, 2019 10:08 PM (sy5kK)

My carpentry skills are nothing to display the Family Handyman magazine

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at October 08, 2019 10:16 PM (aA3+G)

71 I volunteered to monitor Krazy Konspiracy sites and was let out on probation.
Posted by: shibumi at October 08, 2019 10:15 PM (2KYgn)

Taking one for the team!

Posted by: ALH at October 08, 2019 10:16 PM (sMGhD)

72 37 New theory on CA power outages: The powers that be figure that the libtards in CA are going to lose their sh*t when they hear about the IG report, declasification of docs etc, so they are simply shutting off the power so they don't have to hear the news.
Posted by: shibumi at October 08, 2019 10:10 PM (2KYgn)

Nope, California is creating a crises, so they can take over energy in the State.

Get enough people pissed off, and they think that they will be able to Nationalize (or Statizize? ) all energy in the State.

Giving them even more political control.

That's the end game, don't ask me how I know.

Posted by: Don Q at October 08, 2019 10:16 PM (NgKpN)

73 Happy Birthday, chavez the hugo!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at October 08, 2019 10:17 PM (fpSuJ)

74 68 Over at Breitbart, HRC is saying maybe she should run against Trump so she can "beat him again." She is, to quote Ace, bugfuck insane.
Posted by: jmel at October 08, 2019 10:15 PM (OeWgo


It would be worth it just to see the shitstorm it causes in the DNC.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 08, 2019 10:17 PM (Wcj8U)

75 Female soldiers are failing the new PT test because they've been benefiting from unfair low standards for decades. One sergeant of my acquaintance got 100 points for doing 42 pushups. PT was a big part of promotion point calculations. Top of her MOS, promotions always easy for her.

I had to do 42 pushups to *not be kicked out.* Forget high scores and ready promotions.

The new test is gender-blind and has three levels of difficulty, based on MOS. Nearly all (actually all?) females only have to meet the lowest tier of difficulty, which is actually pretty embarrassingly easy.

If they fail, it's because they shouldn't be in the Army.

Posted by: Apostate at October 08, 2019 10:17 PM (z2FAZ)

76 I literally took my youngest to that light house last Friday.

Posted by: Minnfidel at October 08, 2019 10:17 PM (xUvz+)

77 So, does Guinea pig taste just like rat?

Posted by: nerdygirl at October 08, 2019 10:17 PM (+lVUW)

78 feckless, unpatriotic cowards for what she termed an abandonment of allies in the region.

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I'm so old I remember when the left and the cuck right told us Trump was going to get us into pointless wars overseas. And that was a reason to vote AGAINST him.

Posted by: 18-1 at October 08, 2019 10:17 PM (WdocV)

79
You'd think San Fran Nan could afford some better dental work. Her damn false teeth are going to fall right out of her mouth one of these days.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 08, 2019 10:17 PM (f1Vqw)

80 72; Don Q, rated as truth.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at October 08, 2019 10:17 PM (KP5rU)

81 Harvard "testified that race, when considered in admissions, can only help, not hurt, a student's chances of getting in"

Harvard, 1936:

"religion, when considered in admissions, can only help, not hurt, a student's chances of getting in"

Harvard just gives admission preference to Christians. Obviously that is done without the intention of discriminating against any other religious group.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at October 08, 2019 10:17 PM (I2/tG)

82 You misspelled Dispatch.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 08, 2019 10:15 PM (Wcj8U)


I can't stop laughing.

Posted by: Ladyl at October 08, 2019 10:18 PM (TdMsT)

83 Too cold to jump in, not to mention too high.

Posted by: Eromero at October 08, 2019 10:18 PM (UUkQp)

84 I bet the Clintons owe serious money to their foundation donors.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at October 08, 2019 10:18 PM (PUmDY)

85 Posted by: Gossamer Penguin at October 08, 2019 10:13 PM (Ad3Y

Mine too

Starcastle opened for him December 1977
I found out that beer could freeze in the trunk of a car

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at October 08, 2019 10:18 PM (aA3+G)

86

Milady: I can never remember what Jewish holiday is which. I read the description and go, oh yeah. Then I forget. What's Yom Kippur?

Me: It's those little beanies Jewish men wear.

Milady: ...

Me: Then there's that holiday that gets tangled up in Christmastime, you know, cHappy Yarmulke.

Posted by: mindful webworker - parsnip ug rautin at October 08, 2019 10:18 PM (fBape)

87 today, i am 29. plus 36. i'm a fucking geezer now. about my lawn, stay off.
Posted by: chavez the hugo

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Happy Birthday! Right behind you.

Ladyl considers us "babies" if that gives you any comfort.


Posted by: Tonypete at October 08, 2019 10:19 PM (Y4EXg)

88 So its OK to make shelving jokes again? I don't want the Ewok taking a flame thrower to me like he did Bander.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'AoSHQ Head Shrink' at October 08, 2019 10:19 PM (dMR4T)

89 If they fail, it's because they shouldn't be in the Army.

Posted by: Apostate at October 08, 2019 10:17 PM (z2FAZ)

Actually, they should never have been in the army except for far rear echelon positions.

Posted by: WOPR at October 08, 2019 10:19 PM (J70i0)

90 Chavez Happy BD

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at October 08, 2019 10:19 PM (aA3+G)

91 anyone in California who paid attention to what was going on should have installed a home generator at least a year ago

Ha, ha, ha.

Posted by: Local Permitting Authorities in California at October 08, 2019 10:19 PM (I2/tG)

92 75 Female soldiers are failing the new PT test because they've been benefiting from unfair low standards for decades. One sergeant of my acquaintance got 100 points for doing 42 pushups. PT was a big part of promotion point calculations. Top of her MOS, promotions always easy for her.

I had to do 42 pushups to *not be kicked out.* Forget high scores and ready promotions.

The new test is gender-blind and has three levels of difficulty, based on MOS. Nearly all (actually all?) females only have to meet the lowest tier of difficulty, which is actually pretty embarrassingly easy.

If they fail, it's because they shouldn't be in the Army.
Posted by: Apostate at October 08, 2019 10:17 PM (z2FAZ)

In the Navy, when I retired over 20 years ago.

The MINIMUM standard for a male to stay in service, was considered an OUTSTANDING for Females.

Oh, and Outstanding was on your yearly evaluations, and helped you get promoted.

/spit.

Posted by: Don Q at October 08, 2019 10:20 PM (NgKpN)

93 Called in for Jury duty tomorrow.

***


Remember you are free to decide if the defendant had the "intent" to break whatever law he or she is charged with...

MAGA hat? Sorry no intent on that one your honor. INNOCENT.

Posted by: 18-1 at October 08, 2019 10:20 PM (WdocV)

94 68 Over at Breitbart, HRC is saying maybe she should run against Trump so she can "beat him again." She is, to quote Ace, bugfuck insane.
Posted by: jmel


OMG. Please, do it, bitch.

Posted by: nerdygirl at October 08, 2019 10:20 PM (+lVUW)

95 When I require medical advice, I follow these rules, which have not yet let me down.
1. White
2. Male
3. Not Jewish
4. 50+ Y O
5. Med school in Mid Atl or New England

Go ahead and hate, but you know I'm correct

Posted by: The Marlboro Man at October 08, 2019 10:20 PM (Jj+59)

96 The caretaker of Split Rock light house and his wife retired last year. They lived on the property with their kids. I talked to them a couple times. Nice folks. I thought about selling our business and trying to talk my wife into applying for it. Yea no go on that.

Posted by: Minnfidel at October 08, 2019 10:20 PM (xUvz+)

97 Screw China and the NBA.
________

Yes and yes.

(Oh, there's a link . . . )

Posted by: FireHorse at October 08, 2019 10:21 PM (NH9pa)

98
OMG. Please, do it, bitch.
Posted by: nerdygirl at October 08, 2019 10:20 PM (+lVUW)



Now that is how one uses punctuation.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 08, 2019 10:21 PM (sy5kK)

99 WTF are you supposed to do with a Scotch pod?

Suppository?


Fucking weirdos.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 08, 2019 10:13 PM (Wcj8U)



Meh, so so.

But they really kick in when you shove them way up in there.
Way up in there with a hot meaty pulsing meaty stick.

Yeah, that's the stuff.

Posted by: Corey Booker at October 08, 2019 10:21 PM (1g7ch)

100 Harvard, 1936:

"religion, when considered in admissions, can only help, not hurt, a student's chances of getting in"

If only Leopold and Loeb coulda gone to Harvard.

Posted by: Miklos, blaming society at October 08, 2019 10:21 PM (QzkSJ)

101 Tonight's dinner is vodka, rocks, olives.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'AoSHQ Head Shrink' at October 08, 2019 10:21 PM (dMR4T)

102 98
OMG. Please, do it, bitch.
Posted by: nerdygirl at October 08, 2019 10:20 PM (+lVUW)



Now that is how one uses punctuation.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 08, 2019 10:21 PM (sy5kK



That last comma sells it.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 08, 2019 10:22 PM (Wcj8U)

103 Called in for Jury duty tomorrow.


If you want to be excused, a MAGA hat will probably suffice.

Posted by: Miklos, probably prescient at October 08, 2019 10:22 PM (QzkSJ)

104 Imagine what is involved getting permission for a natural-gas fired home generator in Berkeley.

(The Berkeley Hills and the University of California are both going to be blacked out at midnight.)

On the bright side, this means that Robert Reich will be blacked out both at his home and office.

Posted by: Local Permitting Authorities in California at October 08, 2019 10:22 PM (I2/tG)

105 100 Harvard, 1936:

"religion, when considered in admissions, can only help, not hurt, a student's chances of getting in"

If only Leopold and Loeb coulda gone to Harvard.
Posted by: Miklos, blaming society at October 08, 2019 10:21 PM (QzkSJ)

the idea that giving ONE group an advantage, does NOT disadvantage everyone else?

Wow.... just. wow.

Posted by: Don Q at October 08, 2019 10:23 PM (NgKpN)

106 Mis Hum. Where can I ask did you get the pic?

Posted by: Minnfidel at October 08, 2019 10:23 PM (xUvz+)

107 South Africa's first electric vehicle road trip has reached the halfway mark. The twelve cars participating in the EVRT Africa event have travelled over 1,200 km from Pretoria to Port Elizabeth, on their way to the finish in Cape Town.

I don't think it is as much a victory for EVs, as it is a cause of celebration if they can make the trip without being murdered or seriously maimed along the way.

Posted by: 🐧 at October 08, 2019 10:24 PM (lD3vL)

108 When I require medical advice, I follow these rules, which have not yet let me down.
1. White
2. Male
3. Not Jewish
4. 50+ Y O
5. Med school in Mid Atl or New England

Go ahead and hate, but you know I'm correct

Posted by: The Marlboro Man
________

Is it OK if he's a Directioner with a sign that says "#1DinAlbany" sign in his lobby?

Posted by: FireHorse at October 08, 2019 10:24 PM (NH9pa)

109
BREAKING: Bernie Sanders' daughter-in-law dies

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at October 08, 2019 10:24 PM (13CQC)

110 103 Called in for Jury duty tomorrow.


If you want to be excused, a MAGA hat will probably suffice.
Posted by: Miklos, probably prescient at October 08, 2019 10:22 PM (QzkSJ)

Jury instructions say you can't wear T shirts or hats with any 'inapropirate' sayings.

My guess is that would qualify, and open you up to a fine.

Posted by: Don Q at October 08, 2019 10:24 PM (NgKpN)

111 Looking at the strategic situation in the world right now is kind of funny.

China knows that America can't fight a war with real casualties.


Imagine if we had another D-Day Invasion type battle and lost around 5K people - with ten or twenty percent of them women....that is about as many as died in the whole of the WoT.

On the other hand, it would take maybe a week to destroy basically all of China's industry with "smart missiles/bombs" because it is located hear the coast (to ship their manufactured crap to us).


Balance of terror in these stupid times.

Posted by: 18-1 at October 08, 2019 10:24 PM (WdocV)

112
Go ahead and hate, but you know I'm correct

Posted by: The Marlboro Man at October 08, 2019 10:20 PM (Jj+59

I agree but only if the AoSHQ Medical Advice and Emergency Medicine blog is backed up.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'AoSHQ Head Shrink' at October 08, 2019 10:25 PM (dMR4T)

113 If you want to be excused, a MAGA hat will probably suffice.

My Go-To was a Ten Commandments T-shirt.

Posted by: 🐧 at October 08, 2019 10:25 PM (lD3vL)

114 68 Over at Breitbart, HRC is saying maybe she should run against Trump so she can "beat him again." She is, to quote Ace, bugfuck insane.
Posted by: jmel at October 08, 2019 10:15 PM (OeWgo


It would be worth it just to see the shitstorm it causes in the DNC.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 08, 2019 10:17 PM
***********
And her pick for VP can be Stacey Abrams, who also thinks she won in GA and wants illegals to be able to vote.

Posted by: redridinghood at October 08, 2019 10:25 PM (wiXsO)

115 Ace once threw a set of shelves together in only eight minutes.

Fasting shelves. They were a marketing failure though, hence, Bad Ikea.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at October 08, 2019 10:25 PM (QzJWU)

116
The California Power Bureau has instituted an emergency electron tax on houses with private solar panels or home generators. "The hoarding of electricity constitutes intolerable inequality," said spokesperson Melissa White-Blanc.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 08, 2019 10:25 PM (7rVsF)

117 @85

Saw him around the same time but I was only 10 in 77 so I had to watch the adults drink, smoke weed and make out.

Trower was excellent though.


My father was also a big Procul Harum fan even after Trower left and went solo.

Posted by: Gossamer Penguin at October 08, 2019 10:25 PM (Ad3Y8)

118 58 Odd, I had forgotten that Rick Perry and Ben Carson are still working in the Trump administration.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 08, 2019 10:13 PM (PHotS)

Same here. And that other guy I can't recall right now.

Posted by: jsg at October 08, 2019 10:25 PM (3TTV4)

119 (The Berkeley Hills and the University of California are both going to be blacked out at midnight.)

that thought made me think of the ending of Asimov's classic short story, "Nightfall".

"On the horizon outside the window, in the direction of the City, a crimson glow began growing, strengthening in brightness, that was not the glow of a sun.

The long night had come again."

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 08, 2019 10:25 PM (V2Yro)

120 40
today, i am 29. plus 36. i'm a fucking geezer now. about my lawn, stay off.

Happy Birthday Chavez. We have both been around the block about the same number of times.

Posted by: dartist at October 08, 2019 10:26 PM (K22Va)

121 Not kidding. My youngest daughters favorite song is Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. Only 14 year old kid I know that knows that song exists.

Posted by: Minnfidel at October 08, 2019 10:26 PM (xUvz+)

122 Jury instructions say you can't wear T shirts or hats with any 'inapropirate' sayings.

My guess is that would qualify, and open you up to a fine.
Posted by: Don Q

How can something the President wears be inappropriate?

Posted by: Miklos, I guess it depends, oh that's what Pelosi wears at October 08, 2019 10:26 PM (QzkSJ)

123
Judge Allison Burroughs doesn't want an underqualified doctor; she wants you to have an underqualified doctor.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at October 08, 2019 10:26 PM (13CQC)

124 The twelve cars participating in the EVRT Africa event have travelled over 1,200 km...
-------
So, 750 miles. Hell, I could do that by sundown tomorrow. Easily.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 08, 2019 10:26 PM (plu6+)

125 If you get a paycheck from the government, you should not be allowed to be in a union. Period. One of the best things that can happen to the police is for them to be completely de-unionized.

6. Make America Whiny Again.
7. "Why should we spend a dime on our military when it is so much easier and better to bribe the people with their own money?" - the Uniparty

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at October 08, 2019 10:26 PM (spW7w)

126 On the other hand, it would take maybe a week to destroy basically all of China's industry with "smart missiles/bombs" because it is located hear the coast (to ship their manufactured crap to us).

Just mine the hell out of the navigable waters. The Insurance companies and the ship owners would halt all oceanic commerce through China.

Posted by: 🐧 at October 08, 2019 10:26 PM (lD3vL)

127 64 LadyL

Guilty (OTOH: at least *(now* I have something for which to atone!)!

Yes on MoMe.

MIL is stable, no more surgeries scheduled until next week.

So is in MUCH worse shape. Have been staying in touch with his family, he's had *2* heart attacks in the past 2 days. They put in a pacemaker, and we're all praying VERY hard for its success.

Posted by: ibguy at October 08, 2019 10:27 PM (EHVbt)

128
Same here. And that other guy I can't recall right now.
___

THAT'S NOT FUNNY

Posted by: Adm Stockdale at October 08, 2019 10:27 PM (WdocV)

129 That's according to an administration official who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal legal matters.

MFM code for, "We might have made this up."

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Not scanning your email for ad targeting at October 08, 2019 10:27 PM (xkSJa)

130 My guess is that would qualify, and open you up to a fine.
Posted by: Don Q at October 08, 2019 10:24 PM (NgKpN)

Carry in a bible !

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 08, 2019 10:27 PM (BiNEL)

131 Posted by: Gossamer Penguin at October 08, 2019 10:25 PM (Ad3Y

About a month after I turned 18

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at October 08, 2019 10:27 PM (aA3+G)

132 Thanks for the ONT.

The story makes no mention of finding out how the mummy died. 'I'm sorry officer, we thought he was just resting.' Also, is this a real mummified corpse, or just a dried out one? Mummification means something dammit!

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 08, 2019 10:27 PM (2B9A/)

133 On the other hand, it would take maybe a week to destroy basically all of China's industry with "smart missiles/bombs" because it is located hear the coast (to ship their manufactured crap to us).


Balance of terror in these stupid times.
Posted by: 18-1 at October 08, 2019 10:24 PM (WdocV)

More? China cannot feed itself. Any major disruption in the world economy destroys their food pipeline.

Note, almost every rebellion comes right after FOOD prices dramatically increase (only exception is the US Independence movement, but even that was influenced by taxes on Tea and such).

Posted by: Don Q at October 08, 2019 10:27 PM (NgKpN)

134 109
BREAKING: Bernie Sanders' daughter-in-law dies
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at October 08, 2019 10:24 PM (13CQC)

Was there some kind of ritual where they were trying to transfer her life-force to him?

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 08, 2019 10:27 PM (V2Yro)

135 If only Leopold and Loeb coulda gone to Harvard.

One of the reasons why the relative status if the University of Chicago increased so rapidly is that they didn't have religious quotas for either students or faculty.

Milton Friedman applied for a job at the University of Wisconsin economics department after he got his Ph.D., only to discover that the Wisconsin economics department already had a Jew on the faculty, and saw no need to add a second.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at October 08, 2019 10:27 PM (I2/tG)

136 Happy Birthday chavez!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at October 08, 2019 10:27 PM (/UQ/R)

137 So, 750 miles. Hell, I could do that by sundown tomorrow. Easily.

Not in an EV.

Posted by: 🐧 at October 08, 2019 10:28 PM (lD3vL)

138 How can something the President wears be inappropriate?
___

Hey, does this color bring out my eyes?

Posted by: Bill Clinton wearing a blue dress at October 08, 2019 10:28 PM (WdocV)

139 Cannibal Bob @ 101- I had a different menu, so just had a shot of Wild Turkey 101. Combination nightcap and sedative. Had not tasted Wild Turkey since the early 70's when it was my second choice to Jack Daniels Black.

Posted by: Eromero at October 08, 2019 10:28 PM (UUkQp)

140 Bernie Sanders' daughter-in-law dies

....

Dang. 46 years old.

Cancer sucks.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at October 08, 2019 10:29 PM (LQMoO)

141
Ooo, cool. Trower.

I can forgive the fact that he is infamous for having the absolute worst case of guitar face in rock history.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 08, 2019 10:29 PM (eXA4G)

142 So, 750 miles. Hell, I could do that by sundown tomorrow. Easily.

Not in an EV.


And not if it's windy.

Posted by: PG&E at October 08, 2019 10:29 PM (jyVW0)

143 Posted by: Minnfidel at October 08, 2019 10:26 PM (xUvz+)

Introduce her to "White Squall" and "Mary Ellen Carter".

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 08, 2019 10:29 PM (BiNEL)

144 116
The California Power Bureau has instituted an emergency electron tax on houses with private solar panels or home generators. "The hoarding of electricity constitutes intolerable inequality," said spokesperson Melissa White-Blanc.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 08, 2019 10:25 PM (7rVsF)

Didn't CA mandate solar panels on all new builds!?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'AoSHQ Head Shrink' at October 08, 2019 10:29 PM (dMR4T)

145 God bless Kurt Schlichter.

*clink*

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 08, 2019 10:29 PM (ZYB2s)

146 Posted by: Minnfidel
<Scratches head>

There are states other than Michigan bordering the Great Lakes?

<consults map>

The things you learn here . . .

Posted by: 2009Refugee at October 08, 2019 10:29 PM (8AONa)

147 109
BREAKING: Bernie Sanders' daughter-in-law dies
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at October 08, 2019 10:24 PM (13CQC)

---

Arkancide?

Posted by: SMH at October 08, 2019 10:30 PM (RU4sa)

148 How can something the President wears be inappropriate?

Or the Ten Commandments from "The Great Law Giver" be inappropriate?

Posted by: 🐧 at October 08, 2019 10:30 PM (lD3vL)

149 Range on the new car seems to be around 300 miles between fill ups. Love the hell out of it, but I almost forgot how bad the mileage on a V8 is. Worth it, but the halcyon days of 30+ MPG are gone for me for a while.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 08, 2019 10:30 PM (2B9A/)

150 South Africa's first electric vehicle road trip has reached the halfway mark. The twelve cars participating in the EVRT Africa event have travelled over 1,200 km from Pretoria to Port Elizabeth, on their way to the finish in Cape Town.

I don't think it is as much a victory for EVs, as it is a cause of celebration if they can make the trip without being murdered or seriously maimed along the way.
Posted by: [penguin] at October 08, 2019 10:24 PM (lD3vL)


They get a news flash for making it half way on a less than 750 mile trip. That's the future folks.

Posted by: DR.WTF at October 08, 2019 10:30 PM (aS1PU)

151 Was there some kind of ritual where they were trying to transfer her life-force to him?

Posted by: Tom Servo
________

You mean like the Tree of Eywa?

(I finally saw Avatar! That was my first Avatar reference on the Internet!!!)

Posted by: FireHorse at October 08, 2019 10:30 PM (NH9pa)

152 Posted by: Tom Servo at October 08, 2019 10:27 PM (V2Yro)

I saw that earlier
Figured I didn't have enough class tonight to touch it

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at October 08, 2019 10:30 PM (aA3+G)

153 Arkancide?
***


Pretty sure Bernie and his klan took the easy way out with Hillary in 2016 - he took a new vacation home and a pass on investigating his wife in return for "losing with honor".

Posted by: 18-1 at October 08, 2019 10:31 PM (WdocV)

154 Regarding the comments about physical fitness for women in the military, I have been concerned about whether the same lowered standards are used in my local fire department. I want to know that if there is a fire in my house, the fire person can carry my ass out.

Well, the firetruck had to come out to my house about a month ago, and all the personnel were men. So, I felt some relief. Standards should be completely objective.

Posted by: nerdygirl at October 08, 2019 10:31 PM (+lVUW)

155
Saw him around the same time but I was only 10 in 77 so I had to watch the adults drink, smoke weed and make out.

Trower was excellent though.


My father was also a big Procul Harum fan even after Trower left and went solo.
Posted by: Gossamer Penguin at October 08, 2019 10:25 PM (Ad3Y


Moron-in-training activity.

Your dad is an excellent man.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 08, 2019 10:31 PM (sy5kK)

156 Go ahead and hate, but you know I'm correct

Posted by: The Marlboro Man at October 08, 2019 10:20 PM (Jj+59)

please to you come to see me!!

Posted by: dr alahu snckbar at October 08, 2019 10:31 PM (vqIkG)

157 @131

**Does the math...

So I didn't have a chance in 77??


Drats.

Posted by: Gossamer Penguin at October 08, 2019 10:31 PM (Ad3Y8)

158 134 109
BREAKING: Bernie Sanders' daughter-in-law dies
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at October 08, 2019 10:24 PM (13CQC)


----------

Sadly, only Cuban healthcare might have saved her, eh Bernie?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 08, 2019 10:32 PM (ZYB2s)

159 150 South Africa's first electric vehicle road trip has reached the halfway mark. The twelve cars participating in the EVRT Africa event have travelled over 1,200 km from Pretoria to Port Elizabeth, on their way to the finish in Cape Town.

I don't think it is as much a victory for EVs, as it is a cause of celebration if they can make the trip without being murdered or seriously maimed along the way.
Posted by: [penguin] at October 08, 2019 10:24 PM (lD3vL)

They get a news flash for making it half way on a less than 750 mile trip. That's the future folks.
Posted by: DR.WTF at October 08, 2019 10:30 PM (aS1PU)

Bigger story? South Africa HAS electricity?

Parts of California don't.

Posted by: Don Q at October 08, 2019 10:32 PM (NgKpN)

160 Nice music again tonight, MisHum. Hadn't heard any Lighthouse in quite a while.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivismisruin at October 08, 2019 10:32 PM (HaL55)

161 @111 Imagine if we had another D-Day Invasion type battle and lost around 5K people - with ten or twenty percent of them women....that is about as many as died in the whole of the WoT.

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

Even if potential casualties weren't a problem, we couldn't pull off a D-Day against China with the military we have. We'd need a much bigger one.

It'd be easier to find a friendly ally (South Korea, India...

Vietnam...) and invade across their border.

D-Day was a requirement because the most convenient land routes into Western Europe were either through Germany from the USSR, or up through Italy (which we were already trying to do, and not doing very well at it).

Posted by: junior at October 08, 2019 10:32 PM (Fp6vo)

162 Who the hell doesn't want a Jewish doctor?

My preference is Jewish, male and older. Don't care about race, although Jewish generally determines that outcome. I do have an Indian Endocrinologist, and I adore him.

I figure all the ones actually practicing medicine were average students at best; the stellar ones usually go into research.

Posted by: Velvet glove, iron fist at October 08, 2019 10:32 PM (p9w14)

163 Bigger story? South Africa HAS electricity?

Parts of California don't.
Posted by: Don Q at October 08, 2019 10:32 PM (NgKpN)


heh.

Posted by: DR.WTF at October 08, 2019 10:32 PM (aS1PU)

164
I don't know what Bill Belichick's politics are, but I'd like to see him elected after Trump's 2nd term.

It'd be great to see him at press conferences in a hoodie giving reporters one word answers in that monotone voice.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at October 08, 2019 10:32 PM (LQMoO)

165 thanks for the well wishes all. the horde are still the best.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at October 08, 2019 10:33 PM (KP5rU)

166 NGU -- sorry to hear about your fur baby. With a bit of luck, the critter will walk out of there under its own steam.

I had a cat which made it to 19. But in hindsight, I have realized I should have released her two years earlier. She had kitty dimentia, was blind, and practically deaf. She used to sleep with me every night for years, then stopped. A couple years later, I took her upstate with me while I made beds. The poor thing was lost and terrified. The oldest son brought home a pigeon he and a friend had caught. The stupid pigeon flew up to the dining room table where the cat was sleeping, then proceeded to walk over the cat a couple of times. Cat woke up, looked at the pigeon, a thought flickered but never really caught fire, then cat put her head down and went back to sleep.

Sad to say, but as someone pointed out a couple threads back, they simply do not live long enough.

Best of luck.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- current occupation: cat furniture at October 08, 2019 10:33 PM (R5LCh)

167 Figured I didn't have enough class tonight to touch it
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at October 08, 2019 10:30 PM (aA3+G)

oh, class was not a requirement at all.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 08, 2019 10:33 PM (V2Yro)

168 The California Power Bureau has instituted an emergency electron tax on houses with private solar panels or home generators. "The hoarding of electricity constitutes intolerable inequality," said spokesperson Melissa White-Blanc.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 08, 2019 10:25 PM (7rVsF)

I can't tell if that's a joke or not.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at October 08, 2019 10:33 PM (2DOZq)

169 154 Regarding the comments about physical fitness for women in the military, I have been concerned about whether the same lowered standards are used in my local fire department. I want to know that if there is a fire in my house, the fire person can carry my ass out.

Well, the firetruck had to come out to my house about a month ago, and all the personnel were men. So, I felt some relief. Standards should be completely objective.
Posted by: nerdygirl at October 08, 2019 10:31 PM (+lVUW)


Fun fact: A 180 pound man overcome by smoke in a housefire and needs to be carried out, weighs exactly the same as a 180 pound woman overcome by smoke in a housefire and needs to be carried out.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 08, 2019 10:33 PM (sy5kK)

170 RE: NBA and China

As I mentioned in the last thread, the video game company Blizzard just caved to China as well following a player using a Blizzard-provided media platform to endorse the Hong Kong protestors.

Posted by: junior at October 08, 2019 10:34 PM (Fp6vo)

171 God bless Kurt Schlichter.

*clink*
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 08, 2019 10:29 PM (ZYB2s)
* * * *

Amen, brother!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at October 08, 2019 10:34 PM (fpSuJ)

172 that thought made me think of the ending of Asimov's classic short story, "Nightfall".

The craziness comes when there's no wifi and no way to charge phones at Starbucks.

Posted by: t-bird at October 08, 2019 10:34 PM (xSo9G)

173 Oh, and reason firetruck came? I have an alarm system with a smoke alarm that sends the fire department if it goes off. Unlike the burglar alarm, it's automatic.

So, got one of those air fryers and tried it out with some chicken. It gave off lots of smoke. The firefighters were very nice about the whole thing.

Posted by: nerdygirl at October 08, 2019 10:34 PM (+lVUW)

174
Secretary Pompeo
@SecPompeo
Today, I am announcing visa restrictions on Chinese government and Communist Party officials believed to be responsible for, or complicit in, the detention or abuse of Uighurs, Kazakhs, or other Muslim minority groups in Xinjiang.

========

Don't know if that came up today.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at October 08, 2019 10:34 PM (13CQC)

175 igger story? South Africa HAS electricity?

Parts of California don't.
Posted by: Don

Neighbors decorated with burning tires are an excellent source of emergency illumination.

Posted by: Miklos, helpful as always at October 08, 2019 10:35 PM (QzkSJ)

176 Power is out in my neighborhood. PG&E gets its revenge.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 08, 2019 10:35 PM (E4gpH)

177 164; nobody knows what belichek's politics' are. not even belichek. he was asked once, wouldn't answer. smart guy.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at October 08, 2019 10:35 PM (KP5rU)

178 139 Cannibal Bob @ 101- I had a different menu, so just had a shot of Wild Turkey 101. Combination nightcap and sedative. Had not tasted Wild Turkey since the early 70's when it was my second choice to Jack Daniels Black.

Posted by: Eromero at October 08, 2019 10:28 PM (UUkQp)

nice Emero. I've been a vodka or tequila guy for awhile but I have come to appreciate for dinner bourbon or Jack Daniels. haven't tried the 'black'. Does it say 'black' on the label?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'AoSHQ Head Shrink' at October 08, 2019 10:35 PM (dMR4T)

179 I was a tank mechanic and a gunner in the Army.

I think I sufficed.

Posted by: SMH at October 08, 2019 10:35 PM (RU4sa)

180 170 RE: NBA and China

As I mentioned in the last thread, the video game company Blizzard just caved to China as well following a player using a Blizzard-provided media platform to endorse the Hong Kong protestors.
Posted by: junior at October 08, 2019 10:34 PM (Fp6vo


Nerdlash incoming!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 08, 2019 10:35 PM (2HFF8)

181 So, got one of those air fryers and tried it out with some chicken. It gave off lots of smoke. The firefighters were very nice about the whole thing.

So did you feed the crew chicken?

Posted by: 🐧 at October 08, 2019 10:35 PM (lD3vL)

182 163 Bigger story? South Africa HAS electricity?

Parts of California don't.
Posted by: Don Q at October 08, 2019 10:32 PM (NgKpN)

heh.
Posted by: DR.WTF at October 08, 2019 10:32 PM (aS1PU)

-------$-

Go ahead and smirk, but we're headed for being the first neo-Third World shithole on the planet.

Yay for us.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 08, 2019 10:35 PM (ZYB2s)

183 I can't tell if that's a joke or not.

I'm thinking "White-Blanc" indicates a joke. But I would not put it past Reality, either.

Posted by: t-bird at October 08, 2019 10:36 PM (xSo9G)

184 Happy B-day Chavez!

Posted by: SMH at October 08, 2019 10:36 PM (RU4sa)

185 Posted by: Tom Servo at October 08, 2019 10:33 PM (V2Yro)

Good to know Tom

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at October 08, 2019 10:36 PM (aA3+G)

186 As I mentioned in the last thread, the video game company Blizzard just caved to China as well following a player using a Blizzard-provided media platform to endorse the Hong Kong protestors.
Posted by: junior at October 08, 2019 10:34 PM (Fp6vo)

Blizzard has obviously been in China's hip pocket and eyeing their dollars ever since the... Panderans? were introduced.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 08, 2019 10:36 PM (2B9A/)

187 Not in an EV.
Posted by: Penguin causes error
-----

Of course not...charging would require *at least* 6 hours...IF the charging stations were properly staged.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 08, 2019 10:36 PM (plu6+)

188 Secretary Pompeo
@SecPompeo
Today, I am announcing visa restrictions on Chinese government and Communist Party officials believed to be responsible for, or complicit in, the detention or abuse of Uighurs, Kazakhs, or other Muslim minority groups in Xinjiang.

========

Don't know if that came up today.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia

It didn't. And it won't.

Posted by: Al-Jazeera at October 08, 2019 10:36 PM (QzkSJ)

189 Saban is same way

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at October 08, 2019 10:36 PM (+fTAB)

190 Rudy & Joe DiGenova on Laura are firing away

Posted by: Derp State is in Deep Shit at October 08, 2019 10:36 PM (BqBId)

191 @168

I think they are charging by the coulomb and not the electron.


Which is re-volting.

Posted by: Gossamer Penguin at October 08, 2019 10:36 PM (Ad3Y8)

192 Go ahead and smirk, but we're headed for being the first neo-Third World shithole on the planet.

Yay for us.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 08, 2019 10:35 PM (ZYB2s)


Yes, I live in the peoples republic as well.

Posted by: DR.WTF at October 08, 2019 10:37 PM (aS1PU)

193 oh, class was not a requirement at all.

*adjust tie*

"Call me sometime when you have no class."

/Rodney D

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivismisruin at October 08, 2019 10:37 PM (HaL55)

194 We are going to see Dana Loesch at CU Boulder Thursday night.........Saving the 2nd Amendment. Very excited and should be interesting

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at October 08, 2019 10:37 PM (/UQ/R)

195
Over at Breitbart, HRC is saying maybe she should run against Trump so she can "beat him again." She is, to quote Ace, bugfuck insane.
Posted by: jmel

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I wonder what they'll say when they finally take this up on lefty MSM.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at October 08, 2019 10:37 PM (13CQC)

196 SMH! Thanks!

Posted by: chavez the hugo at October 08, 2019 10:37 PM (KP5rU)

197 Saban is same way

.....

Saban will get a little fried up from time to time and snap at reporters.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at October 08, 2019 10:37 PM (LQMoO)

198
So, got one of those air fryers and tried it out with some chicken. It gave off lots of smoke. The firefighters were very nice about the whole thing.

Posted by: nerdygirl at October 08, 2019 10:34 PM (+lVUW)

For some reason my smoke alarm goes off Heres I cook bacon. Not kidding. Not burning it, just cooking it.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'AoSHQ Head Shrink' at October 08, 2019 10:37 PM (dMR4T)

199 Posted by: SMH at October 08, 2019 10:35 PM (RU4sa)

You rocked! Thanks for your service again

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at October 08, 2019 10:37 PM (aA3+G)

200 Saw Trower in Boston back late 77-78. A great show and have to thank my brother for dragging me with him and his friends to the show. Needed a break from writing my dam care plans



Posted by: morigu at October 08, 2019 10:37 PM (Eu98u)

201 Reporters that are too stupid to be Stupid Reporters become Sports Reporters. Belichek and Saban treat them accordingly.

Posted by: 2009Refugee at October 08, 2019 10:38 PM (8AONa)

202 What is a gossamer penguin?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at October 08, 2019 10:38 PM (+fTAB)

203 Posted by: Blonde Morticia at October 08, 2019 10:37 PM (13CQC)
*********
The Biden Mafia is like Little kids compared to the Clinton Mafia. she will not run

Posted by: Derp State is in Deep Shit at October 08, 2019 10:38 PM (BqBId)

204 Over at Breitbart, HRC is saying maybe she should run against Trump so she can "beat him again."

---

Last time I checked, it wasn't Donald Trump sitting behind a fake prez desk in an Italian supermarket.

Posted by: SMH at October 08, 2019 10:38 PM (RU4sa)

205 I drove through the vast hobo encampment that is Eastern downtown L.A. this morning. It's otherworldly.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 08, 2019 10:38 PM (ZYB2s)

206 I've a Canuck friend who served in the Canadian Armed Forces and he doesn't mince words when talking about how the Canadian government started fucking vets over when I comes to health or any other benefits attributed to serving their country.

He said vets were originally taken care of back in the day but it has all gradually dissolved into absolute zilch starting with the current blackface PM's dad back in the 70's when he was PM..

Incredibly sad and infuriating at the same time...

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at October 08, 2019 10:39 PM (+ldAm)

207 Al Pacino Approved ONT Compliance Pics

https://tinyurl.com/y4jbuq83

https://tinyurl.com/y485bahe

https://tinyurl.com/y6sx963h

https://tinyurl.com/y4qachhf

https://tinyurl.com/yxkcj9qf

Posted by: kbdabear at October 08, 2019 10:39 PM (qAR6u)

208 Saban snaps at fans at caravans.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at October 08, 2019 10:40 PM (+fTAB)

209
Robin Trower doesn't play guitar and sing?

Or is that just the name of the band, like Lynyrd Skynyrd, and not a person?

Posted by: Spun & Murky at October 08, 2019 10:40 PM (4DCSq)

210 There is something that the Trump White House has to make clear about this whole Whistleblower sham.

The Democrats have twisted and distorted the Whistleblower law. Badly. They have weaponized it.

A whisteblower law is meant to protect a person from retribution or retaliation for exposing flaws or problems in a government program. It is meant to be corrective and not punitive. The purpose is to allow an employee to speak freely to correct an error or problem in the administrative system.

It is not meant to be a means of using anonymous persons to make frivolous attacks for criminal or impeachment purposes.

To date, there is NO PROBLEM or ERROR that the Democrats seek to correct other than to undo the 2016 election.

This is an absolute corruption of the whistleblower law.

Furthermore, once this case moved to an impeachment process, there is no anonymity protection for the complainant. That has been created out of whole cloth. If someone is making allegations that are intended to remove the highest elected official in the Inted States, the American people have the right and duty to make that person speak in public.

This whole process is a disgrace and shame on the press for not knowing every point I just raised.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at October 08, 2019 10:40 PM (gAXBD)

211 Of course not...charging would require *at least* 6 hours...IF the charging stations were properly staged.

Would it be cheating if the EVs where paired with trucks running generators connected to the cars so that they could run as long as the fuel in the trucks held out?

Posted by: 🐧 at October 08, 2019 10:41 PM (lD3vL)

212 202 What is a gossamer penguin?
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at October 08, 2019 10:38 PM (+fTAB)


Like a regular penguin, but with sturdy shelves.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 08, 2019 10:41 PM (sy5kK)

213
2 Nobody Wanted This.
I Certainly Didn't Want This.
But I Have Been Brought to This Point.

*First*
Posted by: Slapweasel, H.M.F.I.C., Slapweasel Industries at October 08, 2019 10:00 PM (Ckg4U)

===
Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 08, 2019 10:41 PM (E4gpH)

214 I think they are charging by the coulomb and not the electron.
Which is re-volting.
Posted by: Gossamer Penguin at October 08, 2019 10:36 PM (Ad3Y

Yes, That's what they're doing currently, but they are meeting with some resistance!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 08, 2019 10:41 PM (BiNEL)

215 168
The California Power Bureau has instituted an emergency electron tax on
houses with private solar panels or home generators. "The hoarding of
electricity constitutes intolerable inequality," said spokesperson
Melissa White-Blanc.

Would not doubt it for a minute. Fvcking crooks are as bad as we have in IL.

Posted by: dartist at October 08, 2019 10:41 PM (K22Va)

216 @202

It's bald and squat, weighs about 210, smells of elderberry and rum.


Loves Yahtzee.

Posted by: Gossamer Penguin at October 08, 2019 10:41 PM (Ad3Y8)

217 More Al Pacino Approved ONT Compliance Pics

https://tinyurl.com/y2txumlt

https://tinyurl.com/y4uko75b

https://tinyurl.com/y4makwev

https://tinyurl.com/yyyr5avq

https://tinyurl.com/y6jxvsyg

Posted by: kbdabear at October 08, 2019 10:41 PM (qAR6u)

218 This whole process is a disgrace and shame on the press for not knowing every point I just raised.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at October 08, 2019 10:40 PM (gAXBD)


Very well stated.

Posted by: Ladyl at October 08, 2019 10:41 PM (TdMsT)

219 Slap!

Posted by: SMH at October 08, 2019 10:42 PM (RU4sa)

220 205 I drove through the vast hobo encampment that is Eastern downtown L.A. this morning. It's otherworldly.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 08, 2019 10:38 PM (ZYB2s


I noticed Commiefornia has stopped running those stupid actor filled tourism commercials.

Might need to bring them up with the times.

Come see our Hobos! Free used needles! Stray pets for everyone! Bags of feces everywhere! You might even see a drug induced psychotic breakdown!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 08, 2019 10:42 PM (2HFF8)

221
That POS Brennan is now trashing Durham on MSNBC.

Yep, he's scared.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 08, 2019 10:42 PM (f1Vqw)

222 Say what you want about us Gen X, we didn't eat laundry detergent.

Posted by: SMH at October 08, 2019 10:42 PM (RU4sa)

223 Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at October 08, 2019 10:01 PM (7WaWV)

===
And to you too my friend

Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 08, 2019 10:42 PM (E4gpH)

224 The Democrats have twisted and distorted the Whistleblower law. Badly. They have weaponized it.

What haven't they weaponized against We The People and Western Civilization?

Posted by: 🐧 at October 08, 2019 10:42 PM (lD3vL)

225 Posted by: Spun & Murky at October 08, 2019 10:40 PM (4DCSq)

Trower never sang until about 10'years ago. Has a nice voice just more confident with his chosen singer

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at October 08, 2019 10:43 PM (aA3+G)

226 Cannibal Bob @ 178- The label itself is black. Black as a black cat. Blacker than black. So easy to drink you can run through a quart quicker than said black cat can lick his ass. Tempting, dangerous, and tasty Jack Daniels Old Number Seven is. That's why I hardly ever buy it.

Posted by: Eromero at October 08, 2019 10:43 PM (UUkQp)

227 Robin Trower doesn't play guitar and sing?


Nope. Never has that I know of. This is the original band, IIRC.

Lots of pedals, looks like too.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivismisruin at October 08, 2019 10:43 PM (HaL55)

228 209
Robin Trower doesn't play guitar and sing?

Or is that just the name of the band, like Lynyrd Skynyrd, and not a person?


Robin Trower is the band name, and is also his actual name.

Skynyrd is the band only. There may well be a Lynyrd living somewhere, but he isn't in the band.


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 08, 2019 10:43 PM (sy5kK)

229 Say what you want about us Gen X, we didn't eat laundry detergent.

Sort of the generation that didn't matter.

Posted by: 🐧 at October 08, 2019 10:43 PM (lD3vL)

230 213
2 Nobody Wanted This.
I Certainly Didn't Want This.
But I Have Been Brought to This Point.

*First*
Posted by: Slapweasel, H.M.F.I.C., Slapweasel Industries at October 08, 2019 10:00 PM (Ckg4U)

===
Oh, how the mighty have fallen.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 08, 2019 10:41 PM (E4gpH


A Post Too Far

Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 08, 2019 10:43 PM (2HFF8)

231 Not googling, but isn't gossamer tiny threads or something?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at October 08, 2019 10:43 PM (+fTAB)

232 This whole process is a disgrace and shame on the press for not knowing every point I just raised.

Who says we don't?

Posted by: The MFM Division of the DNC at October 08, 2019 10:43 PM (EYsyU)

233 222
Say what you want about us Gen X, we didn't eat laundry detergent.

Lol

Posted by: dartist at October 08, 2019 10:43 PM (K22Va)

234 @214

That may be so, but resistance is futile under 1 ohm.

Posted by: Gossamer Penguin at October 08, 2019 10:44 PM (Ad3Y8)

235 Hillary has sped right through bugfuck insane and is now completely delusional. She should be in an institution for our safety. She sure as fuck better not own any guns.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at October 08, 2019 10:44 PM (KP5rU)

236
Yeah baby:

https://tinyurl.com/y4jbuq83

I recognize her. She's an "actress". I'd better not let on that I know, 'cause it's incriminating.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 08, 2019 10:44 PM (f1Vqw)

237 Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at October 08, 2019 10:40 PM (gAXBD)

Any law, no matter how carefully worded, can, and will be, eventually perverted by a progressive!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 08, 2019 10:44 PM (BiNEL)

238 221
That POS Brennan is now trashing Durham on MSNBC.

Yep, he's scared.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 08, 2019 10:42 PM (f1Vqw)


the wheels are falling off the walls for Brennan.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 08, 2019 10:45 PM (sy5kK)

239 Sort of the generation that didn't matter

Posted byt October 08, 2019 10:43 PM (lD3vL


Except that little thing called the Internet.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 08, 2019 10:45 PM (2HFF8)

240 Happy birthday chavez!

And JJ

Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 08, 2019 10:45 PM (E4gpH)

241 I think of my color when it's time to buy makeup or do/buy hair stuff, glasses, etc.

I think that's about it.

Oh, and when I justify not wearing sunscreen.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at October 08, 2019 10:45 PM (4gW/q)

242 "A correct understanding of the nature of God and the human person is critical to preserving the liberty that we so enjoy,"

Amen Clarence

Posted by: Sock Monkey...the ONT rocks! at October 08, 2019 10:45 PM (Lp+bg)

243
Yes, That's what they're doing currently, but they are meeting with some resistance!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 08, 2019 10:41 PM (BiNEL)


You have quite a capacitor for this stuff.

Posted by: Ladyl at October 08, 2019 10:45 PM (TdMsT)

244 Michigan stole Isle Royale from us.

Posted by: Minnfidel at October 08, 2019 10:46 PM (xUvz+)

245 Not googling, but isn't gossamer tiny threads or something?
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at October 08, 2019 10:43 PM (+fTAB)


Spider web material.

Posted by: DR.WTF at October 08, 2019 10:46 PM (aS1PU)

246 What is a gossamer penguin?

The spawn of the Gossamer Albatross.

Posted by: 🐧 at October 08, 2019 10:46 PM (lD3vL)

247 That POS Brennan is now trashing Durham on MSNBC.

Yep, he's scared.


Cuba's nice this time of year. If he's lucky, maybe he'll get there early enough to pick his suite.

Posted by: t-bird at October 08, 2019 10:47 PM (Wd55D)

248
https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1181647300831191041

That is heaven on the right.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 08, 2019 10:47 PM (f1Vqw)

249 Skynyrd is the band only. There may well be a Lynyrd living somewhere, but he isn't in the band.

According to legend, they named themselves after they gym teacher that gave them grief about their long hair, Leonard Skinner.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivismisruin at October 08, 2019 10:47 PM (HaL55)

250 https://tinyurl.com/y4jbuq83

Nice Jeep

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at October 08, 2019 10:47 PM (2DOZq)

251 249: this is known.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at October 08, 2019 10:48 PM (KP5rU)

252 @180
Nerdlash incoming!

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

It might have already started, from what I've heard.

Blizzard's got their big public PR event - Blizzcon - coming up pretty soon. Last year's event was a colossal blunder. They need to try and avoid a repeat of that.

And I wouldn't be surprised if at least some of the attendees try and hijack part of the event specifically to make some statements in support of the Hong Kong protestors. Blizzard's games are *huge* in China and South Korea.

Posted by: junior at October 08, 2019 10:48 PM (Fp6vo)

253 I'm starting to suspect that this power outage may end up having a much bigger political impact than anyone thinks. The MSM won't report on it, of course, but suddenly, tonight, California's mismanagement is making nearly a million people mad enough to bite nails in two with their teeth.

It's going to have an economic impact, too - this happens in 3rd world countries constantly when the power shuts on and off. All business is disrupted, all planning in the affected areas screeches to a halt.

It may not be a black swan, since it really was predictable, but it's a dark gray one.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 08, 2019 10:49 PM (V2Yro)

254
BTW, a group of cucks is known as a regatta.
Posted by: WOPR


I once heard on the radio that the SAT was racist because it used the word regatta on the written test. Only white people know what a regatta is. At least that's what I was told.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 08, 2019 10:49 PM (aKsyK)

255 Evening Fappers -

It's time for Coffee and Pie.

Posted by: garrett at October 08, 2019 10:50 PM (4VGhz)

256
What is a gossamer penguin?
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie

=======

It's a bird that rides in an Evasive Boat.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at October 08, 2019 10:50 PM (13CQC)

257 You have quite a capacitor for this stuff.
Posted by: Ladyl at October 08, 2019 10:45 PM (TdMsT)

I just keep plugging along!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 08, 2019 10:50 PM (BiNEL)

258 Good luck to the Astros and good night to you good people.

Posted by: Eromero at October 08, 2019 10:50 PM (UUkQp)

259 Don't alarm systems go off when the power is cut?

Wouldn't be shocked to hear of mass looting.


Which of course is fine, because race card.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 08, 2019 10:50 PM (2HFF8)

260 That POS Brennan is now trashing Durham on MSNBC.

Yep, he's scared.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 08, 2019 10:42 PM (f1Vqw)
* * * *

Couldn't happen to a nicer guy... I hope he fries.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at October 08, 2019 10:50 PM (fpSuJ)

261
Skynyrd is the band only. There may well be a Lynyrd living somewhere, but he isn't in the band.



Leonard Skinard was a gym teacher at the high school some of the band members (Van Zandt, I think) attended. I read that on the Internet so it's absolute truth!

Posted by: Puddleglum at October 08, 2019 10:51 PM (zH5UD)

262 night, E.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at October 08, 2019 10:51 PM (KP5rU)

263 I just keep plugging along!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 08, 2019 10:50 PM (BiNEL)


Just remember to stay grounded.

Posted by: Ladyl at October 08, 2019 10:51 PM (TdMsT)

264 257 You have quite a capacitor for this stuff.
Posted by: Ladyl at October 08, 2019 10:45 PM (TdMsT)

I just keep plugging along!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 08, 2019 10:50 PM (BiNEL

Just one little spark results in the current situation.

Shocking.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 08, 2019 10:51 PM (2HFF8)

265 May we live in interesting times? Why yes, yes we do.

I have not been around much lately as a poster, but have lurked a lot on my iPhone. As of next month I will attain the ripe old age of 28 plus 50. I think I am the oldest Moron still striding the Earth (I was there when Vic was birthed), and have been a Moron since the Little Green Pustule bicycle guy kicked me out along with a lot of us.

Anyway, I wanted to check in to let everyone know that I am still not the right side of the sod, and to remind everyone that I will be attending the TxMoMu with bells on. I look forward to meeting many of you in the flesh (hopefully not sans pants). These are the times that try men's (and ettes) souls, and we must all stand together or ... well, we must. Good to be here.

Posted by: Ruthless at October 08, 2019 10:51 PM (md3fh)

266 Trashing the guy who's investigating you in public is an Avenatti move.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 08, 2019 10:52 PM (V2Yro)

267 today, i am 29. plus 36. i'm a fucking geezer now. about my lawn, stay off.
Posted by: chavez the hugo

Mom!!!

He did math and he's yelling at me.


I guess I should respect my elders (not by much).
I denounce myself

Posted by: Sock Monkey...the ONT rocks! at October 08, 2019 10:52 PM (Lp+bg)

268 Don't alarm systems go off when the power is cut?
Wouldn't be shocked to hear of mass looting.


Or the occasional SSS. (Shoot, Shovel, Shut-up)

Posted by: 🐧 at October 08, 2019 10:52 PM (lD3vL)

269 tampa bay's team salary is dead last in baseball - $53 million. yet they field competitive teams year in and year out. remarkable.

Posted by: mjc at October 08, 2019 10:52 PM (Pg+x7)

270 235 Hillary has sped right through bugfuck insane and is now completely delusional. She should be in an institution for our safety. She sure as fuck better not own any guns.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at October 08, 2019 10:44 PM (KP5rU)


What about her pair of 38s?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at October 08, 2019 10:52 PM (aA3+G)

271 ... better than oakland.

Posted by: mjc at October 08, 2019 10:53 PM (Pg+x7)

272 226 Cannibal Bob @ 178- The label itself is black. Black as a black cat. Blacker than black. So easy to drink you can run through a quart quicker than said black cat can lick his ass. Tempting, dangerous, and tasty Jack Daniels Old Number Seven is. That's why I hardly ever buy it.

Posted by: Eromero at October 08, 2019 10:43 PM (UUkQp)

Well thats what I'm drinking. I get the big bottle at Costco.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'AoSHQ Head Shrink' at October 08, 2019 10:53 PM (dMR4T)

273
'm starting to suspect that this power outage may end up having a much bigger political impact than anyone thinks.

It's going to have an economic impact, too -

Posted by: Tom Servo

========

How much of Berkeley is actually going dark?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at October 08, 2019 10:53 PM (13CQC)

274 181 So, got one of those air fryers and tried it out with some chicken. It gave off lots of smoke. The firefighters were very nice about the whole thing.

So did you feed the crew chicken?



No, it was only halfway done. I did call the call the alarm company and put the smoke alarm on hold until I could figure out how to use the appliance without the fire department coming out.

Posted by: nerdygirl at October 08, 2019 10:53 PM (+lVUW)

275
I always wanted a Ronnie Van Zant hat. It's called "The Hi-Roller", I think, a variant of the gambler style.

How many Van Zants are there. There's Ronnie (mort), Donnie and Johnny and maybe some others.

Donnie was .38 Special, but I think he had to retire. Getting too old and feeble.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 08, 2019 10:53 PM (f1Vqw)

276 @269

So the inverse of the Mets?

Posted by: Gossamer Penguin at October 08, 2019 10:53 PM (Ad3Y8)

277 Ruthless for the win!

Posted by: chavez the hugo at October 08, 2019 10:54 PM (KP5rU)

278 I once heard on the radio that the SAT was racist because it used the word regatta on the written test. Only white people know what a regatta is. At least that's what I was told.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 08, 2019 10:49 PM (aKsyK)

I, an African, scored 740 on my verbal SAT.

Being black is not a genetic defect.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at October 08, 2019 10:54 PM (4gW/q)

279 Well, math is hard. I will NOT attain the age of 28 plus 50 because that happened almost a year ago. I will attain the age of 29 plus 50 next month. Sorry for the math.

Posted by: Ruthless at October 08, 2019 10:54 PM (md3fh)

280 It may not be a black swan, since it really was predictable, but it's a dark gray one.

Why is there a major planned power outage in the most prosperous country in history in the first place? The technology exists to make these types of things obsolete, why isn't it being used?
Here's an idea for the politicians in Glorious People's Republik of Kalifornia: get your lazy asses to work and fix this problem once and for all. Nobody voted to have their power turned off.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivismisruin at October 08, 2019 10:54 PM (HaL55)

281
Just one little spark results in the current situation.

Shocking.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 08, 2019 10:51 PM (2HFF


Refer to #363.

Posted by: Ladyl at October 08, 2019 10:54 PM (TdMsT)

282 ... and they're in the same division as ny and boston.

Posted by: mjc at October 08, 2019 10:54 PM (Pg+x7)

283 Reminds me of Can'tStandYa gym coach from Seinfeld.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at October 08, 2019 10:54 PM (1ZlS3)

284

Yep, the Ronnie Van Zant hat:

https://shoptexashatters.com/ronnievanzant.aspx

Check out the price. Too much hat for my blood.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 08, 2019 10:55 PM (f1Vqw)

285

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_Skinner

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 08, 2019 10:55 PM (aKsyK)

286 281
Just one little spark results in the current situation.

Shocking.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 08, 2019 10:51 PM (2HFF


Refer to #363.
Posted by: Ladyl at October 08, 2019 10:54 PM (TdMsT)



I will when it gets posted.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 08, 2019 10:55 PM (2HFF8)

287 By charging over $500,000 for a Trump rally, instead of the $20,000 I charged Obama a couple of years ago for his meeting at the same place, I am protecting America from #OrangeManBad.


You can thank me by donating to my next campaign.

Posted by: Minneapolis Leftist Mayor at October 08, 2019 10:56 PM (sy5kK)

288 tampa bay's team salary is dead last in baseball - $53 million. yet they field competitive teams year in and year out. remarkable.

Amazing what an absence of a State Income Tax can do to high earners.

Posted by: 🐧 at October 08, 2019 10:56 PM (lD3vL)

289 Being black is not a genetic defect.
Posted by: chique d'afrique at October 08, 2019 10:54 PM (4gW/q)

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*fistbump*

Nothing wrong with chocolate.

Posted by: SMH at October 08, 2019 10:56 PM (RU4sa)

290 Just one little spark results in the current situation.

Shocking.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 08, 2019 10:51 PM (2HFF

I've always found if you remain grounded, you'll be ok!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 08, 2019 10:56 PM (BiNEL)

291
Nobody voted to have their power turned off.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivismisruin

======

Hah, wanna bet? If it's a choice between burning fossil fuel and managing forest growth on the one hand, and being woke, cold, and power-less on the other...

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at October 08, 2019 10:57 PM (13CQC)

292
I will when it gets posted.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 08, 2019 10:55 PM (2HFF


Awwww jeeez--can you tell I'm tired?

Posted by: Ladyl at October 08, 2019 10:57 PM (TdMsT)

293 Why is there a major planned power outage in the most prosperous country
in history in the first place? The technology exists to make these
types of things obsolete, why isn't it being used?

To force alternative power?

Posted by: dartist at October 08, 2019 10:57 PM (K22Va)

294 Little Steven?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at October 08, 2019 10:57 PM (1ZlS3)

295 . Only white people know what a regatta is. At least that's what I was told.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 08, 2019 10:49 PM (aKsyK)


A regatta is the best place to catch a view of Chad and Buffy.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 08, 2019 10:57 PM (sy5kK)

296 @280 Here's an idea for the politicians in Glorious People's Republik of Kalifornia: get your lazy asses to work and fix this problem once and for all. Nobody voted to have their power turned off.

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

But the solution might disturb the nesting grounds of point one percent of the population of grey trimmed brown undergrowth hill mice in California! And we can't have that!

Posted by: junior at October 08, 2019 10:57 PM (Fp6vo)

297 38s? Has to be algebra involved with that measurement. I have no idea how you work out the waist, ass, and boobs combo. Or, did they measure her knees?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at October 08, 2019 10:58 PM (KP5rU)

298 I will when it gets posted.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 08, 2019 10:55 PM



Ohm. My. God...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at October 08, 2019 10:58 PM (7WaWV)

299 269 tampa bay's team salary is dead last in baseball - $53 million. yet they field competitive teams year in and year out. remarkable.
Posted by: mjc



Some sort of witch doctor trickery, it is!!

Posted by: Pittsburgh Pirates at October 08, 2019 10:58 PM (zH5UD)

300 Jeebus, I should never try to post while drinking large quantities of VauRite! I am on the RIGHT side of the sod, and I am 29 plus 50 next month. And, no, I am not senile just drunk thank you very much.

Posted by: Ruthless at October 08, 2019 10:58 PM (md3fh)

301 Posted by: Ruthless at October 08, 2019 10:54 PM (md3fh)

You were no train scenarios with meeting of another train

Your history would've been bleak

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at October 08, 2019 10:58 PM (aA3+G)

302 @273

Just checked, Berkeley is canceling most classes during the power cut.


And that's what it really is, a power cut, like you get in 3rd world countries.

Which is apt because that's who is currently charging into California.

Posted by: Gossamer Penguin at October 08, 2019 10:58 PM (Ad3Y8)

303
If I get that hat, I'm gonna go to a place called Jug, and start cutting the rug:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SM3jgkChV6M

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 08, 2019 10:59 PM (f1Vqw)

304 Awwww jeeez--can you tell I'm tired?

Posted by: Ladyl at October 08, 2019 10:57 PM (TdMsT)



Right there with ya, Ladyl.

I'm about to stare at the back of my eyelids also.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 08, 2019 10:59 PM (2HFF8)

305 ... now tampa bay returns to houston to face cole. i still think houston is a complete team, whether they win the series or not, but tampa has the most impressive organization too field teams like that.

Posted by: mjc at October 08, 2019 10:59 PM (Pg+x7)

306 Lady I

I missed that 263, my abject apologies!

I need to come up with better lines!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 08, 2019 11:00 PM (BiNEL)

307 302 @273

Just checked, Berkeley is canceling most classes during the power cut.


And that's what it really is, a power cut, like you get in 3rd world countries.

Which is apt because that's who is currently charging into California.
Posted by: Gossamer Penguin at October 08, 2019 10:58 PM (Ad3Y

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Watching what the snowflakes do will be interesting.

Posted by: SMH at October 08, 2019 11:00 PM (RU4sa)

308 Regatta real problem here.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at October 08, 2019 11:00 PM (2DOZq)

309 gimme three steps!

Posted by: chavez the hugo at October 08, 2019 11:00 PM (KP5rU)

310 And that's what it really is, a power cut, like you get in 3rd world countries.

But other than all of the generators humming along, think about how quiet it will be.

Windows will be open, no stereos or televisions blaring, and Millennials going catatonic from lack of access to the internet.

Posted by: 🐧 at October 08, 2019 11:00 PM (lD3vL)

311 Love that lighthouse at Split Rock State Park on the north shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota. Heading up to that stretch of road this weekend as it is peak fall colors season. Visiting the nine waterfalls between Duluth and Thunder Bay Canada. It's one of the most beautiful drives in America this time of year.

Posted by: PDawg Knight at October 08, 2019 11:00 PM (D7nPh)

312 Lynnard Skynet says gimme three steps through Sarah Connor's door.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at October 08, 2019 11:00 PM (LxTcq)

313 Looks like I'm going to need to down a 12 pack to catch up

Posted by: Eddie Brock at October 08, 2019 11:00 PM (Bf3hj)

314 I hate Regatta cheese.

Nasty stuff

Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 08, 2019 11:00 PM (2HFF8)

315 275:
Donnie was .38 Special, but I think he had to retire. Getting too old and feeble.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 08, 2019 10:53 PM (f1Vqw)



The bass player died this past week.

Posted by: Puddleglum at October 08, 2019 11:01 PM (zH5UD)

316 Why is there a major planned power outage in the most prosperous country in history in the first place?

How are you supposed to grow pot without lights? That's going to kill their economy.

Posted by: t-bird at October 08, 2019 11:01 PM (xSo9G)

317 Great article on Clarence Thomas finding hope and faith back in the church; Thanks.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 08, 2019 11:01 PM (j0JAA)

318
Meghan McMuffit said on the View today,
She'd prefer our troops remain in harms way,
MisHum sat down beside her,
And began to deride her,
"I'd worry less 'bout the Kurds with what you weigh"

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at October 08, 2019 11:02 PM (LQMoO)

319 Watching what the snowflakes do will be interesting.


Vape, eat Tide Pods, get raped and eaten by the predators...

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at October 08, 2019 11:02 PM (w3OLr)

320 Hah, wanna bet?

Bet they never saw this coming. This is always what happens to somebody else, or so they've been told.

This reminds me of that student-on-the-quad guy who axed students if they wanted to be so fair, would they give their GPA to someone who had a lower one. The answer was always, "No, I worked hard to get this good a GPA."

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivismisruin at October 08, 2019 11:02 PM (HaL55)

321 288 tampa bay's team salary is dead last in baseball - $53 million. yet they field competitive teams year in and year out. remarkable.

Amazing what an absence of a State Income Tax can do to high earners.
Posted by: gossimer penguin at October 08, 2019 10:56 PM (lD3vL)


So how do you explain the Seattle Mariners?

18 years of no playoffs, and counting.

*sigh*

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 08, 2019 11:02 PM (sy5kK)

322 She sure as fuck better not own any guns.
Posted by: chavez the hugo


I don't think gun ownership would matter with Hillary. I'm pretty sure she hires people to do the wet work.

Posted by: nerdygirl at October 08, 2019 11:02 PM (+lVUW)

323

Live performance of "Gimme Three Steps":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ep7dp1HgZnw

You see Ronnie with the hat.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 08, 2019 11:02 PM (f1Vqw)

324 Planned power outage? Five year plan? Sounds Commie to me. Better go wind and solar for the win.

Posted by: Ruthless at October 08, 2019 11:03 PM (md3fh)

325 I'm starting to suspect that this power outage may end up having a much bigger political impact than anyone thinks

As I recall the rolling power outages back when California decided to use a government exchange to control the electricity market (it was basically Obamacare for electrical generation) got Gray Davis recalled.

Of course we ended up with Schwarzenegger, but he talked a good game until his first very predictable setback.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at October 08, 2019 11:03 PM (CQl5o)

326 And that's what it really is, a power cut, like you get in 3rd world countries.

The EBT machines are on their own UPS circuit, though, right?

Posted by: t-bird at October 08, 2019 11:03 PM (xSo9G)

327
How about three steps through Sara Carter's door?

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 08, 2019 11:03 PM (f1Vqw)

328 No one sees the blackout coming.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 08, 2019 11:03 PM (2HFF8)

329 Vape, eat Tide Pods, get raped and eaten by the predators...
Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at October 08, 2019 11:02 PM (w3OLr)

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I was trying to be positive...

Posted by: SMH at October 08, 2019 11:03 PM (RU4sa)

330
that's what it really is, a power cut, like you get in 3rd world countries.

Which is apt because that's who is currently charging into California.
Posted by: Gossamer Penguin

=======

And not a single sensible soul in this state to take the governorship from the Dems. Really, there's no one on the horizon.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at October 08, 2019 11:04 PM (13CQC)

331 306 Lady I

I missed that 263, my abject apologies!

I need to come up with better lines!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 08, 2019 11:00 PM (BiNEL)


Hrothgar--I'm so tired I don't know what I'm typing.

Posted by: Ladyl at October 08, 2019 11:04 PM (TdMsT)

332 318
Meghan McMuffit said on the View today,
She'd prefer our troops remain in harms way,
MisHum sat down beside her,
And began to deride her,
"I'd worry less 'bout the Kurds with what you weigh"
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at October 08, 2019 11:02 PM (LQMoO)


Meghan thought that Trump was going to invade Wisconsin and eliminate all the Curds.

"Horrible!" she screamed.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 08, 2019 11:04 PM (sy5kK)

333 322; you're probably right. but, you never know, cray, cray.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at October 08, 2019 11:04 PM (KP5rU)

334 I was trying to be positive...

So was I.

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at October 08, 2019 11:05 PM (w3OLr)

335 244 Michigan stole Isle Royale from us.
Posted by: Minnfidel


Tough luck. The Toledo War had consequences.

Posted by: nerdygirl at October 08, 2019 11:05 PM (+lVUW)

336 I have this terrible, terrible feeling that for the next year those of us who can not make TX MoMe are going too be mournful about it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 08, 2019 11:05 PM (plu6+)

337 And not a single sensible soul in this state to take the governorship from the Dems. Really, there's no one on the horizon.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at October 08, 2019 11:04 PM (13CQC)

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Short of Jesus' return, I don't see it happening either.

Posted by: SMH at October 08, 2019 11:05 PM (RU4sa)

338 335 244 Michigan stole Isle Royale from us.
Posted by: Minnfidel

Tough luck. The Toledo War had consequences.
Posted by: nerdygirl at October 08, 2019 11:05 PM (+lVUW


Lol.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 08, 2019 11:06 PM (2HFF8)

339 How about just carving a safe area around the transformers.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at October 08, 2019 11:06 PM (2DOZq)

340

Gordon Sundland? That ambassador to Ukraine and in the news?

He was in my pledge class at the U of Wash.

no, really.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 08, 2019 11:06 PM (sy5kK)

341 336 I have this terrible, terrible feeling that for the next year those of us who can not make TX MoMe are going too be mournful about it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 08, 2019 11:05 PM (plu6+)

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No, no...

There's always next year.

*snicker*

Posted by: SMH at October 08, 2019 11:07 PM (RU4sa)

342 Nobody voted to have their power turned off.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivismisruin at October 08, 2019 10:54 PM (HaL55

Actually, they did!
They just heard the green siren song (nice beat and you can dance to it) and refused to listen to the engineer's lament of unproven technology!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 08, 2019 11:07 PM (BiNEL)

343 I once heard on the radio that the SAT was racist because it used the word regatta on the written test. Only white people know what a regatta is

I've mentioned here before that I took the British GCSE, and I think I've mentioned that - in my school - one exam was in something called "Divinity". I got a B in that.

This was religious-studies for 9th graders, biased to observant Anglicans, which at the time I was not. Much of the test was based on what was taught to us formally. The subtext often was not taught.

I remember being asked to comment on a cartoon where a sign GLORY TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST had got broken so it read GLORY TO GOD IN THE HIGH ST. I thought it was a pun on 'heist'. I later learnt that "High Street" had a connotation in British English to do with rundown commercial districts.

I think cultural assumptions are a real thing in exams.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at October 08, 2019 11:07 PM (ykYG2)

344 Concerning this power outage, I realize I'm having the exact same feelings I did 48 hours before Katrina rolled over New Orleans. This is a big fucking deal, and everyone who is paying attention to it and following it on the net KNOWS it's a big fucking deal - and yet nobody in the MSM or the Government is paying the least bit of attention to it. And when consequences come, it's going to be a huge fucking surprise to all of them.

p.s. When I say Government, I don't mean the Feds or Trump, because this isn't their game at all, This is a 100% State Government caused problem - which is why the MSM doesn't want to talk about it at all.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 08, 2019 11:07 PM (V2Yro)

345 @330

It's defiantly a grim political situation in Cali for the GOP.

Fairly confident at this point that if a serious and strong GOP candidate tried to rise in California that the would be rubbed out mafia style by the four families that run that state.

Posted by: Gossamer Penguin at October 08, 2019 11:07 PM (Ad3Y8)

346 Planned power outage? Five year plan? Sounds Commie to me. Better go wind and solar for the win.
Posted by: Ruthless at October 08, 2019 11:03 PM (md3fh)

--------

Jet planes powered by windmills and solar panels. What could possibly go wrong?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 08, 2019 11:07 PM (ZYB2s)

347 there was a war over toledo? who lost, ohio?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at October 08, 2019 11:07 PM (KP5rU)

348 OK Hordelings, it's bedtime for Bonzo.

Y'all try to behave.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivismisruin at October 08, 2019 11:07 PM (HaL55)

349
This is always what happens to somebody else, or so they've been told.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivismisruin

======

This is true. They love it when "women and minorities are hardest hit," but wine moms aren't in that particular neighborhood when it happens.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at October 08, 2019 11:08 PM (13CQC)

350 347 there was a war over toledo? who lost, ohio?
Posted by: chavez the hugo at October 08, 2019 11:07 PM (KP5rU

Yes. They got Toledo. Hence the loss.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 08, 2019 11:08 PM (2HFF8)

351 Live T for Texas is awesome.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at October 08, 2019 11:08 PM (1ZlS3)

352 On the other hand, this might be a good night to place an order for some bulk copper...

Posted by: t-bird at October 08, 2019 11:08 PM (xSo9G)

353 I honestly thought the report of power cut in CA was fake news. Couldn't possibly be true, I thought. Third world indeed.

Posted by: sinmi at October 08, 2019 11:08 PM (A5IVt)

354 Wonder what dumping, then feeding back in a couple million watts will do to the dicier switching stations. Not to mention the upstream loading and unloading of generators...

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at October 08, 2019 11:08 PM (qu+gO)

355 How did PG&E decide which counties get screwed?

... and it will be um, interesting, if some of the counties not listed start losing power too.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at October 08, 2019 11:08 PM (0ReGO)

356 Only white people know what a regatta is

......

I thought Regatta was the woman that worked down there where they got they nails did, gurl?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at October 08, 2019 11:09 PM (LQMoO)

357
Do you suppose this could be a ploy by PG&E to get the legislature to pass that bill to exempt them from wildfire liability?

I don't know if they're that clever, but it could work if it's the clusterfuck I think it's going to be.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 08, 2019 11:09 PM (f1Vqw)

358 I bet the hollyweirdos didn't have their power cut.

Could be the start of a nice class war.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 08, 2019 11:10 PM (2HFF8)

359
Planned power outage? Five year plan? Sounds Commie to me. Better go wind and solar for the win.
Posted by: Ruthless


We have ten year plans here. Ever notice that when a new program is proposed they always give the cost estimate for ten years?

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

360 Do you suppose this could be a ploy by PG&E to get the legislature to pass that bill to exempt them from wildfire liability?

Why would Sacto agree to that? They make a fortune every time they blame PG&E for something.

Posted by: t-bird at October 08, 2019 11:11 PM (xSo9G)

361 Gin Wigmore, Devil in Me

https://youtu.be/cC04hkIVrYs

Rick Beato was talking about the death of Ginger Baker, and "is rock dead?". He says that the amount of raw talent is at an all-time high, but it is on youtube instagram etc.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at October 08, 2019 11:11 PM (LxTcq)

362 Blackouts are nothing new to CA. They had rolling blackouts back when Gray Davis was Gov, because he panicked and over paid for the electricity or some such. That's how we got Ahnuld.

My point is, they will feel righteously smug about how they're saving the precious environment...for the time being.

Thugs may be out thugging, (if they are even aware this first go-round) but holier-than-thou will carry the rest of the citizenry through this first outage.

Posted by: Velvet glove, iron fist at October 08, 2019 11:12 PM (p9w14)

363 How many white 16 year olds would know what a regatta is? Only those destined for Harvard or Yale is my guess. I thought it was an ingredient for Lasagna, which I was told is a kind of weasel.

Posted by: Ruthless at October 08, 2019 11:12 PM (md3fh)

364 358 I bet the hollyweirdos didn't have their power cut.

Could be the start of a nice class war.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 08, 2019 11:10 PM (2HFF

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Maybe a North/South thing, since I have a feeling north Cali will have more blackouts than south Cali.

Posted by: SMH at October 08, 2019 11:12 PM (RU4sa)

365 >>Live T for Texas is awesome.


Yep. The footage from Knebworth has one. Those Brits just don't know what the hell is going on.

Posted by: garrett at October 08, 2019 11:12 PM (4VGhz)

366 Posted by: Ladyl at October 08, 2019 11:04 PM (TdMsT)

I know the feeling, I had no intention of commenting today, exhausted from a long and screwed up day. I'm done
Have a good evening, Horde !

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 08, 2019 11:12 PM (BiNEL)

367 I have this terrible, terrible feeling that for the next year those of us who can not make TX MoMe are going too be mournful about it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.
------

And gentlemen in North Carolina now abed
Shall think themselves accursed they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
Of the 2019 Texas MoMe.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 08, 2019 11:12 PM (plu6+)

368 I bet the hollyweirdos didn't have their power cut.

That's SoCal. Different companies.

Posted by: t-bird at October 08, 2019 11:12 PM (xSo9G)

369 ...No, no...

There's always next year.

*snicker*

Posted by: SMH at October 08, 2019 11:07 PM (RU4sa)



"Next Year in Jeruslaem Corsicana!"


The gathering of the Moron Diaspora.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at October 08, 2019 11:13 PM (QzJWU)

370 I, an African, scored 740 on my verbal SAT.

Being black is not a genetic defect.
Posted by: chique d'afrique


When my niece graduated with a degree in engineering, I noticed that there were quite a few black people getting engineering degrees. Then I looked at the names in the program. They were almost all Africans. American schools need to stop expecting less from African American students.

Posted by: nerdygirl at October 08, 2019 11:13 PM (+lVUW)

371 Regatta de Blanc was a great album by The Police.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 08, 2019 11:13 PM (V2Yro)

372
PG&E's web site is getting swamped. No response to any click I did....

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 08, 2019 11:13 PM (f1Vqw)

373 Fairly confident at this point that if a serious and strong GOP
candidate tried to rise in California that the would be rubbed out mafia
style by the four families that run that state.

I think if they keep fucking around with tax payers, Trump may stroll by and take it all right in front of their noses.

Posted by: dartist at October 08, 2019 11:13 PM (K22Va)

374 I keep seeing this term used "wine mom" but I don't know what it means, other than I guess it's shorthand for leftist women who are mothers who like to have a glass of wine together as a group. In an earlier post someone asked about it too saying that she likes to drink wine and, I think, belongs to a vineyard, but is obviously a conservative. She didn't know what it meant either.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 08, 2019 11:13 PM (j0JAA)

375 Regatta De Blanc is a fine album.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at October 08, 2019 11:13 PM (1ZlS3)

376 368 I bet the hollyweirdos didn't have their power cut.

That's SoCal. Different companies.
Posted by: t-bird at October 08, 2019 11:12 PM (xSo9G)

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Low infos don't know that.

Posted by: SMH at October 08, 2019 11:14 PM (RU4sa)

377 What is a gossamer penguin?


*******


More gossam than a regular penguin but not as much as the goassamest penguin.

Posted by: Muldoon at October 08, 2019 11:14 PM (mvenn)

378 The Olive Garden is offering Regatta al Vongole with unlimited breadsticks.

For a limited time only.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 08, 2019 11:14 PM (ZYB2s)

379
"Next Year in Jeruslaem Corsicana!"

The gathering of the Moron Diaspora.
Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at October 08, 2019 11:13 PM (QzJWU)

Next Year in Waco!

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 08, 2019 11:14 PM (V2Yro)

380 371, agree.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at October 08, 2019 11:14 PM (1ZlS3)

381
Blackouts are nothing new to CA. They had rolling blackouts back when
Gray Davis was Gov, because he panicked and over paid for the
electricity or some such. That's how we got Ahnuld.


The Gray-Outs and accompanying utility prices were the trigger for me to leave SoCal and come back to the South. I was living in a 1BR apartment and getting $300-400 electric bills.

Posted by: Bert G at October 08, 2019 11:14 PM (OMsf+)

382 The hysterical thing is that PS&G is doing this power cut to avoid legal exposure from fires started by down lines but little did they suspect or realize that they will be faced with legal jeopardy from people who die from power being cut by accidents from doing stupid shit, life support systems failing, etc.


Moral of the story?

Kill all the lawyers.

Posted by: Gossamer Penguin at October 08, 2019 11:15 PM (Ad3Y8)

383 A wine mom is a drunk suburban woman who has a kid. What's hard to figure out about that? They vote whatever the voices tell them to.

Posted by: Ruthless at October 08, 2019 11:15 PM (md3fh)

384 >>> 376 368 I bet the hollyweirdos didn't have their power cut.

That's SoCal. Different companies.
Posted by: t-bird at October 08, 2019 11:12 PM (xSo9G)

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Low infos don't know that.
Posted by: SMH at October 08, 2019 11:14 PM (RU4sa)


Thanks to our wonderful media!! ///

...but, at least *some* people in neighboring counties may notice the lights are still on in the valley...

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at October 08, 2019 11:15 PM (0ReGO)

385 Here's an idea for the politicians in Glorious People's Republik of Kalifornia: get your lazy asses to work and fix this problem once and for all. Nobody voted to have their power turned off.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivismisruin


Why do you right wing bastards hate snail darters?!
*sob*

Posted by: nerdygirl at October 08, 2019 11:15 PM (+lVUW)

386 I've been thinking more about "The Remnant" and its need for six million dollars for eight positions.

I worked for a firm about the size of The Remnant, mostly comprised of highly-paid professionals, and the total cost of running the firm - salaries, benefits, office space and equipment, plus a reasonable travel budget, was just north of one and a half million bucks a year.

Granted, we weren't in New York, but what kind of business requires more than three years worth of expenses in hand before starting up?

Posted by: The ARC of History! at October 08, 2019 11:16 PM (I2/tG)

387 Reggatta de Blanc was the best Police album, don't @ me.

Anyway I did know what a regatta was because of the lame-ass 'raingutter regatta' competition the Boy Scout troops had us do.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at October 08, 2019 11:16 PM (ykYG2)

388 Ruthless! So excited you are going to be at Texas! Can't wait to see you!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at October 08, 2019 11:16 PM (/UQ/R)

389 Regatta is a great LP.

Ghost... is, too.

Posted by: garrett at October 08, 2019 11:16 PM (4VGhz)

390 The question this time was whether Harvard was unlawfully discriminating against Asian-American applicants. Harvard “testified that race, when considered in admissions, can only help, not hurt, a student’s chances of getting in” – as the New York Times reported with a straight face.

People are not stupid and will make adjustments.

Harvard graduates of Non Asian minorities will be considered "not really Harvard quality". As always, this kind of crap will hurt NAMs who actually belong there, and patients will start to gravitate to doctors from other institutions if they can't find a white or Asian doctor from Harvard.

Thank you as always, court system, for making racial discrimination a rational act.

Posted by: Ace's liver at October 08, 2019 11:17 PM (h2Bdk)

391
Moral of the story?

Kill all the lawyers.
Posted by: Gossamer Penguin at October 08, 2019 11:15 PM (Ad3Y

I was trying to tell you all, over 4 centuries ago.

But did you listen? OH NO, you DIDN'T.

And we've all been paying the price ever since.

Posted by: Wm. Shakespeare at October 08, 2019 11:17 PM (sy5kK)

392 Granted, we weren't in New York, but what kind of business requires more than three years worth of expenses in hand before starting up?
Posted by: The ARC of History! at October 08, 2019 11:16 PM (I2/tG)

One that is gonna keep the caviar and champagne rollin' all day, my friend!!

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 08, 2019 11:18 PM (V2Yro)

393
I keep seeing this term used "wine mom" but I don't know what it means, other than I guess it's shorthand for leftist women who are mothers who like to have a glass of wine together as a group.


They are today's soccer moms and THE voting demographic offended most by Trump's boorish ways. Think "drunken Shrillary mingling with the press on the campaign plane".

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 08, 2019 11:18 PM (pNxlR)

394
Oh dear, just saw Hillary in a PBS interview, "Maybe there does need to be a rematch -- I mean obviously, I could beat him again."

Smug up to 11.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at October 08, 2019 11:18 PM (13CQC)

395
The Gray-Outs and accompanying utility prices were the trigger for me to leave SoCal and come back to the South. I was living in a 1BR apartment and getting $300-400 electric bills.
Posted by: Bert G


Were they importing expensive out of state juice?

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

396 hmph, that article about the Army's PT test took a turn, it turns out the mean army is really anti-girl and they're goosing the test requirements so that girls can't pass.

uh huh

Posted by: mushroom maniac at October 08, 2019 11:19 PM (FEQY4)

397
When my niece graduated with a degree in engineering, I noticed that there were quite a few black people getting engineering degrees. Then I looked at the names in the program. They were almost all Africans. American schools need to stop expecting less from African American students.
Posted by: nerdygirl at October 08, 2019 11:13 PM (+lVUW)

That's one of my issues with woke progressives. They think black people are all helpless, incapable victims.

I was so enraged when I watched the clip of Bobbi Francis O'Rourke giving his cringe apology for his white privilege. It is a pose of white superiority, no matter how they want to spin it. He was basically insinuating that my life sucked and couldn't help sucking because I'm not white.

Screw you, Beh-toe.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at October 08, 2019 11:19 PM (4gW/q)

398

Fight for Freedom.

Stand With Hong Kong.


oh, and fuch China, and the NBA.

Especially the NBA.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 08, 2019 11:19 PM (sy5kK)

399 Hi WDS! I am looking forward to it too! I will include a side trip to Memphis to pick up something I bought on eBan that is too heavy to ship, so will be driving about 3K miles to attend. Will be bringing my few gubs to try them out in Texas. Got a new 911 to play with.

Posted by: Ruthless at October 08, 2019 11:19 PM (md3fh)

400 >>> 396 hmph, that article about the Army's PT test took a turn, it turns out the mean army is really anti-girl and they're goosing the test requirements so that girls can't pass.

uh huh
Posted by: mushroom maniac at October 08, 2019 11:19 PM (FEQY4)

Well DUH, girls and boys are exactly alike you hater!!!!

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at October 08, 2019 11:19 PM (0ReGO)

401 not many wine moms around here. mostly drunks, potheads, and swamp mommas. good times.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at October 08, 2019 11:20 PM (KP5rU)

402 >> He was basically insinuating that my life sucked and couldn't help sucking because I'm not white.


When the truth is...

your life sucks because you can't have any of this warm and delicious Apple Pie!

Posted by: garrett at October 08, 2019 11:20 PM (4VGhz)

403 Were they importing expensive out of state juice?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 08, 2019 11:18 PM

.....

Wasn't Enron selling juice to Cali and bilking the state government out of lots of cash?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at October 08, 2019 11:21 PM (LQMoO)

404 the police just never did shit for me. i think sting annoyed me.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at October 08, 2019 11:21 PM (KP5rU)

405 How much laundry folding is on that Army PT Test?

Posted by: garrett at October 08, 2019 11:22 PM (4VGhz)

406 363 How many white 16 year olds would know what a regatta is? Only those destined for Harvard or Yale is my guess. I thought it was an ingredient for Lasagna, which I was told is a kind of weasel.

====

the fucking regatta trope?

first of all, what the fuck, dummies, there are a lot of English words. Try to know a few. I guess the math section would be hard if you stopped counting at 6.

Second, as has been excised from the record, nerds from both races get the question wrong at the same percentage rate.

Posted by: mushroom maniac at October 08, 2019 11:22 PM (FEQY4)

407 Were they importing expensive out of state juice?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 08, 2019 11:18 PM (aKsyK)


Environmental and NIMBY restrictions in CA are such that the state gets (or got, at the time, anyway) a large part of its power from other states. At the time the had just implemented a scheme they called "deregulation" which was nothing of the kind, and one of the things it prohibited was long term supply contracts. So when the spot market peaked the state had no choice but to pay the absolute top price for power.

Posted by: Ace's liver at October 08, 2019 11:22 PM (h2Bdk)

408 happy birthday, chavez!


gaw, those mummy people are horrifying

Posted by: booknlass at October 08, 2019 11:22 PM (xIKXj)

409 PDT is the Demolition Man.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at October 08, 2019 11:22 PM (1ZlS3)

410 Were they importing expensive out of state juice?



Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 08, 2019 11:18 PM


It was a clusterfuck of epic proportions, but yeah, that was part of it due to the "California Power Exchange".


Posted by: Bert G at October 08, 2019 11:22 PM (OMsf+)

411 >>the police just never did shit for me. i think sting annoyed me.


The earlier stuff makes it pretty easy to mostly ignore him. IMO. I'm not a big fan.

Posted by: garrett at October 08, 2019 11:23 PM (4VGhz)

412

Wine Moms are closer to being like Beach Friends than not.

Yes they are disgusted with Trump's words.

And half of them have a boinking friend on the side.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 08, 2019 11:23 PM (sy5kK)

413 Oh dear, just saw Hillary in a PBS interview, "Maybe there does need to be a rematch -- I mean obviously, I could beat him again."

Smug up to 11.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at October 08, 2019 11:18 PM (13CQC)



Good God Almighty...

Posted by: Ladyl at October 08, 2019 11:23 PM (TdMsT)

414 thanks, booknlass!

Posted by: chavez the hugo at October 08, 2019 11:24 PM (KP5rU)

415 287 By charging over $500,000 for a Trump rally, instead of the $20,000 I charged Obama a couple of years ago for his meeting at the same place, I am protecting America from #OrangeManBad.


You can thank me by donating to my next campaign.

Posted by: Minneapolis Leftist Mayor


Too bad Trump supporters won't riot. They need to get their money's worth for that 500K.

Posted by: nerdygirl at October 08, 2019 11:24 PM (+lVUW)

416 391
Moral of the story?

Kill all the lawyers.
Posted by: Gossamer Penguin at October 08, 2019 11:15 PM (Ad3Y

I was trying to tell you all, over 4 centuries ago.

But did you listen? OH NO, you DIDN'T.

And we've all been paying the price ever since.

Posted by: Wm. Shakespeare at October 08, 2019 11:17 PM (sy5kK)

Go fuck yourself, Billy.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 08, 2019 11:24 PM (NWiLs)

417 I was living in a 1BR apartment and getting $300-400 electric bills.
Posted by: Bert G at October 08, 2019 11:14 PM (OMsf+)

Yikes.

I live in a townhome in SEPA and have never spent up to $200 on an electricity bill or up to $300 on my propane bill. I don't think I've paid up to $400 in total for both, even in the worst of winter.

Granted I'm a cheapskate, I mean, I try to be frugal. But still.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at October 08, 2019 11:24 PM (4gW/q)

418 uh huh
Posted by: mushroom maniac at October 08, 2019 11:19 PM (FEQY4)

Well DUH, girls and boys are exactly alike you hater!!!!

===

this is the great thing about the 90's, back then we actually could discuss these issues with harsh truths. No wonder both parties worked to import 60 million new voters to create a Chinese run Islamic Hispanic state here.

Posted by: mushroom maniac at October 08, 2019 11:24 PM (FEQY4)

419 413 Oh dear, just saw Hillary in a PBS interview, "Maybe there does need to be a rematch -- I mean obviously, I could beat him again."

--------

She was holding back the first time. Out of sportsmanship.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 08, 2019 11:24 PM (ZYB2s)

420 From very quick glance at PGampersandE twatters, looks like affected counties are all rural/mountain - places that have shall-issue sheriffs for concealed carry, and probably GOP reps at all levels.


Expendable.


But the full list of possibly affected counties I saw yesterday included Alameda and San Jose.


Um.


Silicon Valley is going to be blacked out?


If it happens - hilarious! And *still*, probably, most of the "smart" people there will not begin to understand the entirely self-inflicted idiocy they are suffering.


Posted by: rhomboid at October 08, 2019 11:24 PM (QDnY+)

421 I am not really sure the power outage issue in Cali is fair to blame on their commie tendencies. Their climate is dry and I suppose there is a danger if the power lines fall. Not sure how other dry areas manage this, so there is no doubt some stupidity or enviro nazi blame to be placed somewhere, but this isn't a direct result ( as far as I can make out) of any particularly Dem policy in the same way the Delta Smelt bullshit, or the homeless insanity, poop and needles blanketing SanFran, etc are.

I think someone is close to getting at the truth upthread when they mentioned PG&E's revenge, though.

Posted by: Velvet glove, iron fist at October 08, 2019 11:25 PM (p9w14)

422 >> Oh dear, just saw Hillary in a PBS interview, "Maybe there does need to be a rematch -- I mean obviously, I could beat him again."


Bring it, bitch.

I'm Undefeated.

Posted by: The Glass Ceiling at October 08, 2019 11:25 PM (4VGhz)

423 I've got 'wine moms' in my AO...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at October 08, 2019 11:25 PM (7WaWV)

424
Fenelon, "wine mom" is a term I learned here, but I think I get it. She's an oblivious, elitist, nanny-statist whose vote will harm everyone outside her precious radius while she glides through life unaffected by it. Black and brown kids are doomed to lousy schools, small businesses are clubbed out of their profits, hard-working Asian students are told to look elsewhere for an education because their personalities are too dull.

She settles the world's problems over a glass of Chardonnay and glides along.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at October 08, 2019 11:25 PM (13CQC)

425 you know, that minnesota thing, if it happened to a democrat, the DOJ would initiate a 1983 civil rights law suit.

Posted by: mushroom maniac at October 08, 2019 11:25 PM (FEQY4)

426 416 391
Moral of the story?

Kill all the lawyers.
Posted by: Gossamer Penguin at October 08, 2019 11:15 PM (Ad3Y

---------

This moral sucks.

Whatever happened to "eat your vegetables"?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 08, 2019 11:26 PM (ZYB2s)

427 And, I hasten to add, I may be a 'beer dad', which is quite the opposite...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at October 08, 2019 11:26 PM (7WaWV)

428 Nice OOT, as usual, MisHum.


Thanks for all you do putting these together.

Posted by: Muldoon at October 08, 2019 11:26 PM (mvenn)

429 I was so enraged when I watched the clip of Bobbi Francis O'Rourke giving his cringe apology for his white privilege. It is a pose of white superiority, no matter how they want to spin it. He was basically insinuating that my life sucked and couldn't help sucking because I'm not white.

Screw you, Beh-toe.
Posted by: chique d'afrique at October 08, 2019 11:19 PM (4gW/q)


In my area there are a lot of Africans, and as a group they do pretty well for themselves. Fresh off the plane with halting English and two years later pulling down six figures running some kind of business.

Posted by: Ace's liver at October 08, 2019 11:26 PM (h2Bdk)

430
When the truth is...

your life sucks because you can't have any of this warm and delicious Apple Pie!

Posted by: garrett at October 08, 2019 11:20 PM (4VGhz)

I don't even really like apple pie, ha!

Well, *you're * life sucks because

OK. I got nothin'.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at October 08, 2019 11:27 PM (4gW/q)

431 Jeeze, the NBA Commissioner is one creepy looking guy.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 08, 2019 11:27 PM (plu6+)

432 >>I don't even really like apple pie, ha!


Commie!


Posted by: garrett at October 08, 2019 11:27 PM (4VGhz)

433 Going to be interesting watching Millennials in CA trying to get their phones to think for them.

If power is out for an extended period, you can get phone service for a few hours until AT&T is forced to shut down the network switches which run on reserve batteries when power goes out, but they shut the switches down before the batteries run down.

As for phone charging, you can use your car to charge your phone, but Millennials in urban areas eschew cars. Because all you need is your phone to hail an Uber.

Posted by: kbdabear at October 08, 2019 11:27 PM (qAR6u)

434 I noticed that there were quite a few black people getting engineering
degrees. Then I looked at the names in the program. They were almost all
Africans.


We had a guy from Cote D'Ivoire in my National Guard unit with an MSEE. I asked him why the hell he was a PFC with an education like that and he replied that America had been great for him and he wanted to give back, but he didn't want to make a second career of the NG. Awesome dude, and utterly dependable for anything that needed to be done.

Posted by: Bert G at October 08, 2019 11:28 PM (OMsf+)

435 Velvet, CA is absolutely to blame for the power problems during Davis' time as governor. That was the legislature's fault from start to finish. This time around... hard to tell.

Posted by: Ace's liver at October 08, 2019 11:28 PM (h2Bdk)

436 The problem the Police had was that they let Sting write too many of the songs. Sting got it into his head that he was a genius and he *almost* was a genius but - I did say almost. Sting needed Copeland too.

(Although Summers was a twat. I'll give Sting that. What the hell was "Mother" doing on the Synchronicity album.)

Seriously, check out Copeland's "Does Everyone Stare". It's easily the equal to anything Sting ever did. Copeland also wrote some excellent soundtracks once free of the Police, including the one for "Dune".

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at October 08, 2019 11:28 PM (ykYG2)

437 From very quick glance at PGampersandE twatters, looks like affected counties are all rural/mountain - places that have shall-issue sheriffs for concealed carry, and probably GOP reps at all levels.


Expendable.


Well, but isn't that where the Paradise fires were? In the dry dry dry dry mountains.

In a town with only one road in, I might add. Situational awareness is no longer a trait we breed for, apparently, but I digress.

My experience in the mountains of southern california also lead me to believe that very few people probably have proper fire breaks around their homes, not that they would do much good when there is only one road in/out.

Posted by: Velvet glove, iron fist at October 08, 2019 11:29 PM (p9w14)

438 Yeah those newly arrived Africans are absolutely amazing. Even better than the wetback guys. No white people can even hold a candle to any of them. What? sarcasm? Never heard of it.

Posted by: Ruthless at October 08, 2019 11:29 PM (md3fh)

439
She was holding back the first time. Out of sportsmanship.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)

=======

I guess getting her corpse shoveled into that van was a miscalculation.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at October 08, 2019 11:29 PM (13CQC)

440

How about we eat all the lawyers and kill the vegetables?

I know a couple lawyers I'd like to eat.

No sir, not you.

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at October 08, 2019 11:30 PM (w3OLr)

441 Although Summers was a twat. I'll give Sting that. What the hell was "Mother" doing on the Synchronicity album.

Hahaha. I read your first paragraph and thought "Oh yeah? What about Mother?"

Posted by: Ace's liver at October 08, 2019 11:30 PM (h2Bdk)

442 Posted by: Ruthless at October 08, 2019 11:15 PM (md3fh)

I understood the part about it being about supposedly brain dead leftist mothers. It's just that 'wine" mom sounds like a odd term if what was meant was a person who drinks too much.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 08, 2019 11:30 PM (j0JAA)

443 If Hillary runs, I just might vote for her in the primaries just to be able to witness her crushing defeat at the hands of Trump, again.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at October 08, 2019 11:31 PM (4gW/q)

444 Copeland was a great player.

Posted by: garrett at October 08, 2019 11:31 PM (4VGhz)

445
68 Over at Breitbart, HRC is saying maybe she should run against Trump so she can "beat him again." She is, to quote Ace, bugfuck insane.
Posted by: jmel at October 08, 2019 10:15 PM (OeWgo)


And yet he is in the White House and you're en route to the nuthouse. You'd best reconsider your definition of "beat him again".

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 08, 2019 11:31 PM (97I0d)

446 421 I am not really sure the power outage issue in Cali is fair to blame on their commie tendencies. Their climate is dry and I suppose there is a danger if the power lines fall. Not sure how other dry areas manage this, so there is no doubt some stupidity or enviro nazi blame to be placed somewhere, but this isn't a direct result ( as far as I can make out) of any particularly Dem policy in the same way the Delta Smelt bullshit, or the homeless insanity, poop and needles blanketing SanFran, etc are.
---------------


Cutting back dead brush that grows under power lines in the mountains and hills, so it doesn't catch fire, is not an idea reserved for PhD's.

And I know this may be a crazy statement, but it works, too.

And to top even that, the brush eventually grows back.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 08, 2019 11:32 PM (sy5kK)

447 to bed early for me this week. Big event coming up at the quilt shop. the shop Hop. expecting 300 quilters, one at a time....and in groups.

good night, Hordelicious ones

Posted by: booknlass at October 08, 2019 11:32 PM (xIKXj)

448 We used to call them winos. Same same.

Posted by: Ruthless at October 08, 2019 11:32 PM (md3fh)

449 438 Yeah those newly arrived Africans are absolutely amazing. Even better than the wetback guys. No white people can even hold a candle to any of them. What? sarcasm? Never heard of it.
Posted by: Ruthless at October 08, 2019 11:29 PM (md3fh)


You can be as sarcastic as you want, but the hardest working guy I ever ran across was a Nigerian running a carpet cleaning business.

Posted by: Ace's liver at October 08, 2019 11:32 PM (h2Bdk)

450 Too bad Trump supporters won't riot. They need to get their money's worth for that 500K.

Fox said the mayor backed off and the cops are showing support by selling t-shirts.

http://tinyurl.com/yyhrx83d


Posted by: dartist at October 08, 2019 11:32 PM (K22Va)

451 Can you imagine a 2020 Javitz Center Redux!?


It would be glorious. The Tears of unfathomless despair, all over again!

Posted by: garrett at October 08, 2019 11:32 PM (4VGhz)

452 444 Copeland was a great player.
Posted by: garrett at October 08, 2019 11:31 PM (4VGhz)



Rodeo!


Oh, sorry, different Copeland.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 08, 2019 11:33 PM (sy5kK)

453 68 Over at Breitbart, HRC is saying maybe she should run against Trump so she can "beat him again." She is, to quote Ace, bugfuck insane.

===

not quite the temperament I would expect from the president, she sounds scary and crazy.

yeah, that's the basis of my whistle blower report based on things I heard on this blog I'm filing

Posted by: mushroom maniac at October 08, 2019 11:33 PM (FEQY4)

454 I'm shocked there are a dozen conservatives writing WBRs right about now.

Posted by: mushroom maniac at October 08, 2019 11:33 PM (FEQY4)

455 So the Army must have bought a billion of those special barbells, on the idea that they are safer than regular kind. Facepalm.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at October 08, 2019 11:33 PM (LxTcq)

456 Posted by: dartist at October 08, 2019 11:32 PM (K22Va)


......

Wow.

That first t-shirt model is......different.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at October 08, 2019 11:34 PM (LQMoO)

457 The Trump campaign is paying this outrageous bill for security in Minneapolis? Well, I guess we'll soon see this happen in every Democratically controlled city where Trump plans a rally.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 08, 2019 11:34 PM (j0JAA)

458 449 438 Yeah those newly arrived Africans are absolutely amazing. Even better than the wetback guys. No white people can even hold a candle to any of them. What? sarcasm? Never heard of it.
Posted by: Ruthless at October 08, 2019 11:29 PM (md3fh)

You can be as sarcastic as you want, but the hardest working guy I ever ran across was a Nigerian running a carpet cleaning business.

===

so what? the promise of america was that a honest american could get a sweet low load union job and retire while other suckers could go to college and try hard. you know, the people that were already here.

Posted by: mushroom maniac at October 08, 2019 11:34 PM (FEQY4)

459 442 Posted by: Ruthless at October 08, 2019 11:15 PM (md3fh)

I understood the part about it being about supposedly brain dead leftist mothers. It's just that 'wine" mom sounds like a odd term if what was meant was a person who drinks too much.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 08, 2019 11:30 PM (j0JAA)


40 years ago, the Rolling Stones had a song about the previous generation of wine moms, it was "Mother's Little Helpers".

Pills. Times change.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 08, 2019 11:35 PM (sy5kK)

460 A better link for "Cops for Trump" T-shirts.

http://tinyurl.com/y57prafc

Posted by: dartist at October 08, 2019 11:35 PM (K22Va)

461 btw, Pascale wrote a letter to the Target center demanding their contract be confirmed as originally agreed by sometime today, saying that Secret Service would be taking care of all security, and any other 'fees' the mayor wanted to pay would be the Target Center's problem.

Boom. contract confirmed.

Posted by: booknlass at October 08, 2019 11:35 PM (xIKXj)

462 see? America is a good country! We let in millions of foreigners a year. Just what good countries do.

Narrator: even the dali lama disagrees with the lefts' open borders nutjob batshit insanity.

Posted by: mushroom maniac at October 08, 2019 11:36 PM (FEQY4)

463 Did anyone notice that San F**kingfrisco won't by affected by the blackouts? I hope a nice little quake knocks out their substations.

Posted by: Grannymimi at October 08, 2019 11:36 PM (u5LFV)

464 Cutting back dead brush that grows under power lines in the mountains and hills, so it doesn't catch fire, is not an idea reserved for PhD's.

There's more to it. Cell network providers have been overloading utility poles in their push to roll out new technologies. If the pole is rated for another thousand pounds, and Verizon adds 700 pounds of equipment, ATT will go ahead and add their own 700 and regulators aren't willing to punish them because it irritates voters.

Posted by: Ace's liver at October 08, 2019 11:36 PM (h2Bdk)

465 Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 08, 2019 11:32 PM (sy5kK)

Oh god yes, see my comment above. I do think the fire departments have always encouraged that.

But forest management in general sucked there, along with everywhere else, for decades, because they wouldn't allow controlled burns, but that has changed. They also had issues with not getting a grip on the pine beetle issue, which led to a gazillion dead dry pines to add to the fire danger.

Posted by: Velvet glove, iron fist at October 08, 2019 11:36 PM (p9w14)

466 Random Musical Blast from the Past

Hocus Pocus, by Focus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MV0F_XiR48Q

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 08, 2019 11:36 PM (V2Yro)

467 I believe in opportunity to immigrate. It is those who take advantage that are a problem, those the Demonrrats want to put on the dole to vote for them. We need to bring in good people, not newly minted Demonrats. The Demonrat Can-duh-dates all seem to want the second kind.

Posted by: Ruthless at October 08, 2019 11:36 PM (md3fh)

468
But the full list of possibly affected counties I saw yesterday included Alameda and San Jose.


Um.


Silicon Valley is going to be blacked out?


If it happens - hilarious! And *still*, probably, most of the "smart" people there will not begin to understand the entirely self-inflicted idiocy they are suffering.


Posted by: rhomboid at October 08, 2019 11:24 PM (QDnY+)


paid extra vacation day!

Posted by: Millenials in Bay Area high tech at October 08, 2019 11:37 PM (sy5kK)

469 I think someone is close to getting at the truth upthread when they mentioned PG&E's revenge, though.

Under California law, PG&E has strict liability for fires - in other words, you don't have to prove negligence to successfully sue PG&E for fire damage, and PG&E can't use as a defense that it complied with all applicable fire and electrical codes.

And remember, California electrical regulators signed off on doing this, no matter how outraged the governor pretends to be now.

Also, remember

Posted by: The ARC of History! at October 08, 2019 11:38 PM (I2/tG)

470 Fox said the mayor backed off and the cops are showing support by selling t-shirts.

http://tinyurl.com/yyhrx83d


Posted by: dartist
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Yikes! From their site:
http://tinyurl.com/y5ks6jf8

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 08, 2019 11:39 PM (plu6+)

471

Fanfare for Deplorable Man

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 08, 2019 11:39 PM (aKsyK)

472 Remember Don't Box Me In with the Wall of Voodoo guy?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at October 08, 2019 11:39 PM (+fTAB)

473 347 there was a war over toledo? who lost, ohio?
Posted by: chavez the hugo


It was in the 1830's. There was a dispute between Michigan and Ohio over who should get the Toledo strip. Some Michigan settlers went to Ohio to cause trouble, probably liquored up. There may or may not have been shots fired. Jackson settled it by giving the Toledo Strip to Ohio and the Upper Peninsula to Michigan.

Posted by: nerdygirl at October 08, 2019 11:39 PM (+lVUW)

474 i know people from all races who are hard working, honest people. just want to be left alone to carve out a life for themselves. like most people. thing is, they don't run for office. most are apolitical.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at October 08, 2019 11:40 PM (KP5rU)

475 We should give Toledo to Canada. It would serve them right.

Posted by: Ruthless at October 08, 2019 11:40 PM (md3fh)

476 Posted by: The ARC of History! at October 08, 2019 11:38 PM (I2/tG)

So there are definitely typical Lefty policies in play then. Thank you and Ace's Liver for puttin' me some fuckin' knowledge!

Posted by: Velvet glove, iron fist at October 08, 2019 11:41 PM (p9w14)

477 I think this is cool: Bride in the 1940's makes wedding dress from parachute which saved her future husband's life during WWII:

https://tinyurl.com/y3f5ww86

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 08, 2019 11:41 PM (j0JAA)

478

Wine Moms - a limerick

n upscale demographic so fine
Mostly toeing the Democrat line
Their views change day to day
Like an 8 buck Chardonnay
And they like a little cheese with their whine

Posted by: Muldoon at October 08, 2019 11:41 PM (mvenn)

479
Good God Almighty...
Posted by: Ladyl

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Her pet sphinx, Chelsea, is sitting next to her stone wordless.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at October 08, 2019 11:41 PM (13CQC)

480 VelvetGlove, I think you're completely wrong about this idiocy not being fully avoidable - i.e., standard CA self-inflicted nonsense. Note: I said "think".


Thing one. Liability. CA has "led" the nation in creating and expanding the shake-down/extortion industry, AKA the "liability bar". In the early 7Os, much of medical practice in CA almost came to a literal halt when this industry drove insurance premiums to ruinous/impossible levels. It was absurd - and just a taste of what the state and country were to suffer.


[note: while now eclipsed by the teachers union, which almost literally runs CA, the liability bar has been a top donor/influence of the Dem party for several decades - so while in general the concept of "CA GOP" represents trash little better than the Dems, there is a partisan fingerprint on this particular head-shaking idiocy]


Thing two. Power transmission has existed since, I would guess, the 193Os. In nearly a century - somehow! - CA has survived, thrived, without cutting power during fire season.


It's just the Nth example of how dumb CA voters are. In 1978, they revolted at an early, audacious example of arrogant statist cupidity, with Prop 13.


Today? More like Russians or Arabs living under stupid, corrupt, failing autocracies - they just take it, passively ...... but worse, they vote for MORE when they get the chance!

Posted by: rhomboid at October 08, 2019 11:42 PM (QDnY+)

481 Yeah those newly arrived Africans are absolutely amazing. Even better than the wetback guys. No white people can even hold a candle to any of them. What? sarcasm? Never heard of it.
Posted by: Ruthless at October 08, 2019 11:29 PM (md3fh)


https://tinyurl.com/y6admk5p

Just to be clear, we are talking about legal immigrants here.

On average, Nigerians in the US have a higher socioeconomic status and higher academic achievement than the average American. Indians and Asian are also more successful than the average American. It mostly down to culture , not innate superiority.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at October 08, 2019 11:42 PM (4gW/q)

482 There were other issues in the Toledo War than just occupation of the city. It wasn't wholly Toledo.

Posted by: Muldoon at October 08, 2019 11:42 PM (mvenn)

483 For a different look at Focus, try "Eruption".

Posted by: klaftern at October 08, 2019 11:43 PM (RuIsu)

484 And that is the beauty of America. Which is why anyone that says America oppresses *people of color " is full of fecal matter.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at October 08, 2019 11:43 PM (4gW/q)

485
Every high-tension line I've seen in these United States had had the right-of-way beneath them cleared. Is California the only place where this doesn't happen? Insane if so.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 08, 2019 11:44 PM (7rVsF)

486 On average, Nigerians in the US have a higher socioeconomic status and higher academic achievement than the average American. Indians and Asian are also more successful than the average American. It mostly down to culture , not innate superiority.

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also govt preferences for MOB.

Posted by: mushroom maniac at October 08, 2019 11:44 PM (FEQY4)

487 Well, crap, some of us have to work tomorrow and one of those is me. Good night all. See some, maybe many of you, in Texas!

Posted by: Ruthless at October 08, 2019 11:44 PM (md3fh)

488 Yikes! From their site:

http://tinyurl.com/y5ks6jf8

Lol, the 2nd link.

Posted by: dartist at October 08, 2019 11:44 PM (K22Va)

489 Fanfare for Deplorable Man
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.
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Copeland. My first thought upthread. I may be a little out of touch with rock.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 08, 2019 11:44 PM (plu6+)

490 Wine Moms - a limerick

n upscale demographic so fine
Mostly toeing the Democrat line
Their views change day to day
Like an 8 buck Chardonnay
And they like a little cheese with their whine
Posted by: Muldoon at October 08, 2019 11:41 PM (mvenn)

Quite excellent, sir.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at October 08, 2019 11:44 PM (4gW/q)

491 The only defect black Americans suffer from is Democrat-itis, and the ravages that that scourge has visited upon their familial structure and school systems.

But it's a damned big defect.

Posted by: Velvet glove, iron fist at October 08, 2019 11:44 PM (p9w14)

492 Don't Box Me In has a link to Romeo Void Never Say Never, very good song.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at October 08, 2019 11:45 PM (+fTAB)

493 474 i know people from all races who are hard working, honest people. just want to be left alone to carve out a life for themselves. like most people. thing is, they don't run for office. most are apolitical.

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yeah, there's a whole world out there. Weird that some lefties have this fantasy that conservatives don't understand that. Apparently, by having our own country, we're denying them from being great on their own land or something.

Posted by: mushroom maniac at October 08, 2019 11:45 PM (FEQY4)

494 457 The Trump campaign is paying this outrageous bill for security in Minneapolis? Well, I guess we'll soon see this happen in every Democratically controlled city where Trump plans a rally.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 08, 2019 11:34 PM (j0JAA)

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I thought Trump's Jones Day lawyers had pretty much set Minneapolis straight on this blunder.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 08, 2019 11:45 PM (ZYB2s)

495 tears for fears song i hadn't ever heard before -
youtube.com/watch?v=DmIW64Vyjzk

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at October 08, 2019 11:45 PM (ykYG2)

496 Afternote: Legal immigrants are what we need more of. It is The other kind that are a problem. Good night.

Posted by: Ruthless at October 08, 2019 11:45 PM (md3fh)

497 Not sure how other dry areas manage this, so there is no doubt some stupidity or enviro nazi blame to be placed somewhere, but this isn't a direct result ( as far as I can make out) of any particularly Dem policy in the same way the Delta Smelt bullshit, or the homeless insanity, poop and needles blanketing SanFran, etc are."

Velvet Glove, this is *absolutely* a political decision. It's been known and advised for over 50 years (maybe 100) that if you truly want fire safety in dry brushy regions, you should bury all your lines. It's expensive, but something well within our capability. If PG&E would have been allowed to charge rates which allowed for this extra expense, this could have been accomplished years ago.

BUT... California State Govm't did not dare allow PG&E to charge the rates needed to build a fire safe system, because electric rates were already the highest in the nation, because the State had been waging a war on power generation in the name of Green Energy. California has systematically and deliberately starved their system of all the funds that were needed to make it safe, and they did because of Ideology.

So yes, this is EXACTLY like the Snail Darter and all of the other enviro Nazi damage that has been done to the state. California asked for this, and it took 30 years of bad decisions piled on top of each other to bring this end about.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 08, 2019 11:46 PM (V2Yro)

498 Random, incoherent thoughts:

Back at the inauguration in 2017, I thought it was hysterical watching that one young 'woman', now a meme, screeching at the sky because Trump was now her president. I find it less funny when the commies on the other side of the Congressional aisle do the same thing -- for the same reason.
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Looking back over presidents in our history, the closest president to Trump was Andrew Jackson, hated by the elite of his day because it was the little guy who elected him, a people's president, if you will. Andrew Jackson would be impeached were he president today, for the same reason they are going after Trump -- not of the corrupt political body. I say that even though Jackson was a Democrat because communism hadn't been 'invented' yet.

Posted by: RickZ at October 08, 2019 11:46 PM (Y8PSl)

499
Screw you, Beh-toe.
Posted by: chique d'afrique

*fist bump

Posted by: Sock Monkey...the ONT rocks! at October 08, 2019 11:46 PM (Lp+bg)

500
I think this is cool: Bride in the 1940's makes wedding dress from parachute which saved her future husband's life during WWII:

https://tinyurl.com/y3f5ww86
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

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Actress Elyse Knox married Tom Harmon (1940 Heisman trophy winner for University of Michigan) in a gown made from the parachute that saved his life during WWII. Their children included actors Mark Harmon and Kristin Nelson.

Harmon played dead in the parachute when he was shot down over China.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at October 08, 2019 11:46 PM (13CQC)

501 485 Every high-tension line I've seen in these United States had had the right-of-way beneath them cleared. Is California the only place where this doesn't happen? Insane if so.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 08, 2019 11:44 PM (7rVsF)


Yes, it does. The problem is, as I noted earlier, a lot of these poles are overloaded. All it takes is a really good windstorm and they start to come down.

Posted by: Ace's liver at October 08, 2019 11:46 PM (h2Bdk)

502 also govt preferences for MOB.
Posted by: mushroom maniac at October 08, 2019 11:44 PM (FEQY4)

MOB?

Posted by: chique d'afrique at October 08, 2019 11:46 PM (4gW/q)

503 Every high-tension line I've seen in these United States had had the right-of-way beneath them cleared.

And very fine ranges they make, too...

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at October 08, 2019 11:48 PM (w3OLr)

504 I don't even really like apple pie, ha!
Posted by: chique d'afrique


**********


Chique- I've always considered you among the classier commenters at this site, but after reading that comment I believe I will have to disown you.

How Dare You!™ not like apple pie?

Posted by: Muldoon at October 08, 2019 11:48 PM (mvenn)

505 Utube comments say Ocasek produced Never Say Never.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at October 08, 2019 11:50 PM (+fTAB)

506 the police just never did shit for me. i think sting annoyed me.
Posted by: chavez the hugo

Stewert Copeland rocked

Posted by: Sock Monkey...the ONT rocks! at October 08, 2019 11:50 PM (Lp+bg)

507 enjoyable to hear Parscale tell the tale about Minneapolis

https://twitter.com/parscale

Posted by: booknlass at October 08, 2019 11:50 PM (xIKXj)

508 Afternote: Legal immigrants are what we need more of. It is The other kind that are a problem. Good night.
Posted by: Ruthless at October 08, 2019 11:45 PM (md3fh)

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IMO, we don't "need" any more immigrants. Country's full, moose out front should have told them.

IF you, as an aspiring immigrant, have something important and valuable to bring to the table, then make your case. That's how you get in. The days of immigration quotas should be ended for good.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 08, 2019 11:50 PM (ZYB2s)

509

Apple pie is more American than sex with an aardvark!

Posted by: Sex Nihilo at October 08, 2019 11:50 PM (w3OLr)

510 I ate apple pie once... It was OK...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at October 08, 2019 11:51 PM (7WaWV)

511 Adds Tom Servo to list of people to thank for puttin some knowledge to me. Merci!

Posted by: Velvet glove, iron fist at October 08, 2019 11:52 PM (p9w14)

512 Quite excellent, sir.
Posted by: chique d'afrique



*******


Okay, I revoke the aforementioned disowning comment. I don't want to seem unseemly or like an ingrate.

Posted by: Muldoon at October 08, 2019 11:52 PM (mvenn)

513 Chique- I've always considered you among th e classier commenters at this site, but after reading that comment I believe I will have to disown you.

How Dare You! not like apple pie?
Posted by: Muldoon at October 08, 2019 11:48 PM (mvenn)

(Jump to top of page)

But I just said something nice about youuuuuu!

I just don't really have a sweet tooth, that's all. I'll take a few bites and that's it. I do like pie crust, though. Does that count?

Posted by: chique d'afrique at October 08, 2019 11:53 PM (4gW/q)

514 Okay, I revoke the aforementioned disowning comment. I don't want to seem unseemly or like an ingrate.
Posted by: Muldoon at October 08, 2019 11:52 PM (mvenn)

Phew. *wipes brow*

Posted by: chique d'afrique at October 08, 2019 11:54 PM (4gW/q)

515

You inseemly ungrate!

Posted by: Callous Swine at October 08, 2019 11:54 PM (w3OLr)

516 Okay, I revoke the aforementioned disowning comment. I don't want to seem unseemly or like an ingrate.

A late night limerick?

Posted by: dartist at October 08, 2019 11:55 PM (K22Va)

517 And very fine ranges they make, too...


Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at October 08, 2019 11:48 PM


Especially for .50BMGs and "expert" books.

Posted by: Bert G at October 08, 2019 11:55 PM (OMsf+)

518 ...
My experience in the mountains of southern california also lead me to believe that very few people probably have proper fire breaks around their homes, not that they would do much good when there is only one road in/out.


Posted by: Velvet glove, iron fist at October 08, 2019 11:29 PM (p9w14)




But see, one simply is not ALLOWED to clear brush on one's property, lest they be manacled by CAL EPA and unceremoniously frog-marched off to where Environmental Offenders go to pay huge fines, at the very least.

Even the CA Forestry people know that this is insanity, but their voice is not heard in Sacramento.

Sierra Club? Oh, hell yes. They snuggle up next to their favorite CA "Consent Decree" attorneys, while giggling and passing (illegal) notes like teenagers.

CA Forestry though? Nah. And the U.S. Forest Service likely won't even be allowed in the building.

Declare CA in rebelling, disband Sacramento and throw Newsome into Gitmo for sedition.

Being a CN native, I nominate myself to be appointed as Governor of the Territory.

Within two years time, I will have *changed things* in that state, including the absolute and eternal depowerment and dismantlement of the "environmental industry" out there.

Or, I can move CAL EPA HQ to the heart of Death Valley, but due to "brownouts", they oughtn't really count on that AC running all the time, now should they?


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at October 08, 2019 11:56 PM (QzJWU)

519 chique is clearly far more than smart enough to know her perspective and sense are appreciated by the Horde. And her presence and citizenship are valued highly.


BTW, I believe it was back in the 7Os/8Os, highest income demo in the country: West Indies black immigrants. [yes partly perhaps a statistical artifact of a small self-selected group, but still]




Posted by: rhomboid at October 08, 2019 11:56 PM (QDnY+)

520 chique, try living in wisconsin and never have tasted a brat. people here think i'm some kind of commie plant.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at October 08, 2019 11:57 PM (KP5rU)

521 Being a CN native, I nominate myself to be appointed as Governor of the Territory.

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I second the nomination and wish to subscribe to your newsletter.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 08, 2019 11:58 PM (ZYB2s)

522 oh my. from Matt's site - "Biden Sister: Trump Is Unhinged".

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at October 08, 2019 11:58 PM (ykYG2)

523 Drudge has pretty much decided all of his headlines will be in red from now on.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at October 09, 2019 12:00 AM (FiUMj)

524 night all. be well.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at October 09, 2019 12:00 AM (KP5rU)

525 In the 70's Geoffrey Holder was selling us Uncola Nuts.

Posted by: klaftern at October 09, 2019 12:00 AM (RuIsu)

526 Posted by: Blonde Morticia at October 08, 2019 11:25 PM (13CQC)

Thanks for the description/explanation. That was helpful.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 09, 2019 12:00 AM (j0JAA)

527 I always check what Joe Biden's sister says before I settle in any definite conclusion about anything,

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 09, 2019 12:01 AM (ZYB2s)

528 The only thing Matt D has to report anymore is how much D he sucked behind that the bus station for meth any particular day...

Posted by: Callous Swine at October 09, 2019 12:02 AM (w3OLr)

529 fuck drudge with biden's shriveled, old, white guy, make believe, dick.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at October 09, 2019 12:03 AM (KP5rU)

530
I think I'm gonna try to make some Okra Cola.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 09, 2019 12:03 AM (f1Vqw)

531 If the American population wants to impeach Trump over a phone call and give up the greatest economy, maybe ever, then this country is fucked beyond salvation.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at October 09, 2019 12:04 AM (FiUMj)

532
To Boldly Go Where Joe's Neurosurgeon Has Gone Before - a limerick

We've learned that Joe Biden is dull
With a brain less than one-quarter full
"Oh really?" he scoffed.
"And what tipped you off?"
Well, it may've been that plate in your skull!

Posted by: Muldoon at October 09, 2019 12:04 AM (mvenn)

533 "Okra Cola"... That's a euphemism for something, innit?

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at October 09, 2019 12:04 AM (7WaWV)

534
How about some Orca Cola?

Posted by: Moxie and Pepsi Dingleberry at October 09, 2019 12:04 AM (w3OLr)

535 later chavez the h.

Posted by: Muldoon at October 09, 2019 12:05 AM (mvenn)

536
Posted by: Muldoon at October 09, 2019 12:04 AM (mvenn)
Well done sir, well done!

Posted by: dartist at October 09, 2019 12:05 AM (K22Va)

537 Moxie! tastes like ass...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at October 09, 2019 12:05 AM (7WaWV)

538 Cicero has unmatched wisdom.


[I think the latest trumpism, "in my unmatched wisdom", has not received due celebration or outrage, so I will be promoting it]

Posted by: rhomboid at October 09, 2019 12:05 AM (QDnY+)

539 >> "Okra Cola"... T

It was an old Steve Martin bit he did. Did he have his own TV show at one time? Anyway, he came up with a new soft drink, Okra Cola.

Miley and I are so overrun with the stuff now, I thought I might give it a shot.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 09, 2019 12:06 AM (f1Vqw)

540 Ecuador's president Lenin Moreno has moved his nation's seat of government. Which means he's lost his government. The Yemenis tried the same thing and that meant that the Houthis took over that part of Yemen.

Moreno was a red diaper baby, hence his (not so) Christian name; but unlike his predecessor (and unlike his namesake) he can read a balance-sheet. Unfortunately his electorate can't.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at October 09, 2019 12:06 AM (ykYG2)

541 I think I'm gonna try to make some Okra Cola.
Posted by: publius
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I think NC already has that.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 09, 2019 12:06 AM (plu6+)

542 Biden has the creepiest artificial smile.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at October 09, 2019 12:06 AM (PUmDY)

543 My night is complete. Night all!

Posted by: dartist at October 09, 2019 12:07 AM (K22Va)

544 Rhomboid has unmatched wisdom, partially because he recognizes my own unmatched wisdom.

Wise, wise man.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 09, 2019 12:08 AM (ZYB2s)

545 Okra NEHI.

Posted by: klaftern at October 09, 2019 12:08 AM (RuIsu)

546 Coke Icees are amazing still.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at October 09, 2019 12:09 AM (PUmDY)

547 Okra NEHI. With Goobers floatin' in it.

Posted by: klaftern at October 09, 2019 12:10 AM (RuIsu)

548 My night is complete. Night all!
Posted by: dartis


*****

And to you!

Posted by: Muldoon at October 09, 2019 12:10 AM (mvenn)

549 413 Oh dear, just saw Hillary in a PBS interview, "Maybe there does need to be a rematch -- I mean obviously, I could beat him again."

Smug up to 11.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia


She must have flunked her high school civics class where they explained the electoral college.

Posted by: nerdygirl at October 09, 2019 12:10 AM (+lVUW)

550
Thanks for the description/explanation. That was helpful.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

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You're welcome. Mind you, it's not authoritative.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at October 09, 2019 12:10 AM (13CQC)

551 BTH, where'd he move the capital?


My current favorite Latin American political opera bouffe is next door in Peru, where many of the leading antagonists have Japanese names. When those crazy sumbitches put on a constitutional crisis, they don't f**k around. Makes ours look like a polite disagreement on naming a post office.


Posted by: rhomboid at October 09, 2019 12:11 AM (QDnY+)

552 chique, try living in wisconsin and never have tasted a brat. people here think i'm some kind of commie plant.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at October 08, 2019 11:57 PM (KP5rU)

LOL. I don't like chocolate, ice cream or cheese.

Or shopping.

I must be from another galaxy.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at October 09, 2019 12:11 AM (4gW/q)

553
I actually went to The Dispatch. Morbid curiosity. Their inaugural post was super lame, and I planned to inform them of that (so they can do better in the future).

But, when I clicked on their comment button, I was informed I'd have to pay for the subscription to comment. LOL, as if.

Anyway, at that point, I figured I'd see how many comments are there, to gauge the amount of interest... how many people would pay for this?

The answer is five. Probably their entire staff.

Lefties never tire of being ripped off, I guess. Probably the same reason they keep thinking Communism will work.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 09, 2019 12:11 AM (5aX2M)

554 Every high-tension line I've seen in these United States had had the right-of-way beneath them cleared. Is California the only place where this doesn't happen? Insane if so.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

I have 600 ft of pwerline right of way on the front edge of my property. The power company is responsible for tree maintenance. There is a 20 foot cleared buffer underneath. The buffer is irrelevant if a tree comes down on a line in a windstorm. My power company is very responsive when I call them about dead/dying trees. We've had our own issues in this area with downed powerline caused fires (Spokane 1990). I had a chat this summer with their forester. He said there was strong evidence the actual cause of the California fire was not a downed tree but PG&E was basically screwed because of their demonstrable abysmal record of right of way maintenance. PG&E is not thought highly of in their field.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...the ONT rocks! at October 09, 2019 12:11 AM (Lp+bg)

555
But, when I clicked on their comment button, I was informed I'd have to pay for the subscription to comment. LOL, as if.

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You have to admit, it's diabolically clever.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 09, 2019 12:12 AM (ZYB2s)

556 Thanks, rhomboid.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at October 09, 2019 12:12 AM (4gW/q)

557 522 oh my. from Matt's site - "Biden Sister: Trump Is Unhinged".
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at October 08, 2019 11:58 PM (ykYG2)

rumors are he was essentially bought out.

No one knows who is actually running the site now.

Kinda like Fox News. Management and ownership change leads to being Woke.

Posted by: Don Q at October 09, 2019 12:12 AM (NgKpN)

558 Cicero, you are recognized as one of the most gracious and benevolent plutocrats of Orange County for a reason.



Posted by: rhomboid at October 09, 2019 12:13 AM (QDnY+)

559 IF you, as an aspiring immigrant, have something important and valuable to bring to the table, then make your case. That's how you get in. The days of immigration quotas should be ended for good.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 08, 2019 11:50 PM (ZYB2s)


Yes. We should move to a point system like the Aussies have. I know that's something Trump is proposing, but I doubt it will go anywhere.

Posted by: Ace's liver at October 09, 2019 12:13 AM (h2Bdk)

560 What's the Dispatch? Did Goldberg and Hayes finally release their much awaited newsletter?

And paying to comment? Mega LULZ.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at October 09, 2019 12:14 AM (4gW/q)

561 LOL. I don't like chocolate, ice cream or cheese.

Or shopping.

I must be from another galaxy.
Posted by: chique d'afrique at October 09, 2019 12:11 AM (4gW/q)

*blinks*
And you purport to be female?

Posted by: Insomniac at October 09, 2019 12:14 AM (NWiLs)

562 Speaking of wine moms, who won't vote for Trump because he is so uncouth, you are aware that the vanguard of the Democratic party hates the suburbs, and everyone who lives in the suburbs, right?

Put the D's back in power, and get ready for $10 gas, mandatory Section 8 housing in your town, and much else.

Under the Green New Deal, the intention is to make almost everyone live in a car-free apartment within walking distance of a mass transit station.

Suburban single-family houses and private cars will be reserved for the nomenklatura.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at October 09, 2019 12:14 AM (I2/tG)

563 Posted by: Sock Monkey...the ONT rocks! at October 09, 2019 12:11 AM (Lp+bg)

Its not the high tension lines.

Its the feeder lines that go to properties.

That, in a sane state are buried underground, but in California is up on poles.

I have a transformer about 60 feet from my house, on top of a telephone pole here in the Central valley.

I know of at least TWO that have exploded in my neighborhood over the years.

Put that in a Forest?

Posted by: Don Q at October 09, 2019 12:15 AM (NgKpN)

564 > Live T for Texas is awesome.

The Skynyrd version is great, but the Jimmie Rogers original also has its merits.

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

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at October 09, 2019 12:15 AM (vA4O3)

565 558 Cicero, you are recognized as one of the most gracious and benevolent plutocrats of Orange County for a reason.



Posted by: rhomboid at October 09, 2019 12:13 AM (QDnY+)

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I yield my time to my honored and esteemed colleague and good friend rhomboid to extend and revise his gracious remarks.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 09, 2019 12:16 AM (ZYB2s)

566 "T" for Thelma, the girl that made a wreck out of me!

Posted by: Muldoon at October 09, 2019 12:16 AM (mvenn)

567 Suburban single-family houses and private cars will be reserved for the nomenklatura.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at October 09, 2019 12:14 AM (I2/tG)

Problem is that Wine Moms believe they will be part of that elite.

Posted by: Don Q at October 09, 2019 12:16 AM (NgKpN)

568
*blinks*
And you purport to be female?
Posted by: Insomniac at October 09, 2019 12:14 AM (NWiLs)

Perhaps I'm...

gender nonbinary?

Posted by: chique d'afrique at October 09, 2019 12:16 AM (4gW/q)

569 What is wrong with chocolate, ice cream or cheese? I agree shopping sucks.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at October 09, 2019 12:17 AM (PUmDY)

570 What's the Dispatch? Did Goldberg and Hayes finally release their much awaited newsletter?


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Font decisions unexpectedly delayed the debut edition for months. That and lack of access to a photocopier, but mostly lack of access to a photocopier.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 09, 2019 12:18 AM (ZYB2s)

571 Insom, I'm also very careful with money.

I do like dresses, so that's something, right?

Posted by: chique d'afrique at October 09, 2019 12:18 AM (4gW/q)

572 571 Insom, I'm also very careful with money.

I do like dresses, so that's something, right?
Posted by: chique d'afrique at October 09, 2019 12:18 AM (4gW/q)

The dress thing is no longer dispositive.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 09, 2019 12:19 AM (NWiLs)

573
And paying to comment? Mega LULZ.
Posted by: chique d'afrique at October 09, 2019 12:14 AM (4gW/q)

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Well, I pay to comment here, but this place is worthwhile. And the payments are voluntary.

Funny how that works. Fatty Ding-Dongs Goldberg could take a cue.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 09, 2019 12:20 AM (5aX2M)

574 I do like dresses, so that's something, right?

You know who else liked dresses?

Posted by: Moxie and Pepsi Dingleberry at October 09, 2019 12:20 AM (w3OLr)

575 New Minglewood Blues with T for wherever is a cool Weir song.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at October 09, 2019 12:20 AM (PUmDY)

576 You know who else liked dresses?
Posted by: Moxie and Pepsi Dingleberry at October 09, 2019 12:20 AM (w3OLr)

J. Edgar Hoover, allegedly.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 09, 2019 12:21 AM (NWiLs)

577 To back up Kayne, a quote from the King of Pop, "I don't want to live my life being a color."

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 09, 2019 12:22 AM (Cil7w)

578
J. Edgar Hoover, allegedly.
Posted by: Insomniac at October 09, 2019 12:21 AM (NWiLs)

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Don't forget Rip Taylor, RIP.

*tosses confetti*

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 09, 2019 12:22 AM (ZYB2s)

579 Flip Wilson and Milton Berle go, "Hey Mister!"

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 09, 2019 12:23 AM (Cil7w)

580
I do like dresses, so that's something, right?
Posted by: chique d'afrique at October 09, 2019 12:18 AM (4gW/q)

The dress thing is no longer dispositive.
Posted by: Insomniac at October 09, 2019 12:19 AM (NWiLs)

Chique has been around here for a long time.


Heck, I think I even remember her when I was posting as Romeo13, which is a LONG time ago.

which is a name you probably don't recognize.

Posted by: Don Q at October 09, 2019 12:24 AM (NgKpN)

581
Its the feeder lines that go to properties.

Out here feeder lines are now buried with a ground level transformer. That started about 20 years ago. Mine is above ground on the pole. In our state I'm responsible for that line and any required tree maintenance. Downed lines are a significantly higher risk than transformer malfunctions. Part of the discussion about PG&E centered on the fact that they have ignored maintenance for so long that the cost of reducing the risk to a more
acceptable level is astronomically high

Posted by: Sock Monkey...the ONT rocks! at October 09, 2019 12:26 AM (Lp+bg)

582 Cicero I gladly yield my time back to the chair, in consideration of an anticipated invitation to your next yacht party.


OK, that prompts a Senate story.


Very late night session. Allah knows why I would still be in the office - not the defense authorization or other bill in my bailiwick.


Even more unfathomable, Barry Goldwater is the presiding officer. Just before retiring, quite elderly - but mischievous and curmudgeonly as ever. Why the hell was *he* in the chair at 2AM? [usually freshmen have to do this drudgery]


Anyway. Only the two managers on the floor. Coulda been the leaders, Dole/Mitchell, don't recall. One of them gets recognized to make a parliamentary inquiry - after 15 minutes of silence/dead air.


Goldwater smirks, before even leaning over to the parliamentarian for the answer, and barks: "third reading! [final passage] THAT oughta wake them up!"



Posted by: rhomboid at October 09, 2019 12:26 AM (QDnY+)

583 Wow. I was feeling pretty good until I found out about this feeder line business.

*crap*

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 09, 2019 12:27 AM (ZYB2s)

584 Big Chic fan.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at October 09, 2019 12:28 AM (PUmDY)

585
Heck, I think I even remember her when I was posting as Romeo13, which is a LONG time ago.

which is a name you probably don't recognize.
Posted by: Don Q at October 09, 2019 12:24 AM (NgKpN)

Whoa. I remember Romeo13 andI was a different nic. Gees.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'AoSHQ Head Shrink' at October 09, 2019 12:28 AM (dMR4T)

586 Posted by: Sock Monkey...the ONT rocks! at October 09, 2019 12:26 AM (Lp+bg)

Actually, a large part of the cost for PGE is that requisite permits to do anything even when they had the legal right of way.

Same thing happened with a lot of the highways in the mountains. It was so hard, and took so long to get a permit to do anything, they became overgrown.

This whole problem was brought on by the STATE government, IMO.

And I say that as a Native Californian.

Posted by: Don Q at October 09, 2019 12:29 AM (NgKpN)

587 Whoa. I remember Romeo13 andI was a different nic. Gees.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'AoSHQ Head Shrink' at October 09, 2019 12:28 AM (dMR4T)

Yup, change my nics periodically for security reasons.

But with the reach of the Deep State and Corporate America, I think that effort is now moot.

Posted by: Don Q at October 09, 2019 12:31 AM (NgKpN)

588 Perhaps I'm...

gender nonbinary?
Posted by: chique d'afrique

You are a moron of the horde therefore nothing else matters

Posted by: Sock Monkey...the ONT rocks! at October 09, 2019 12:31 AM (Lp+bg)

589 Kanye West-Johnson, Michael Jackson-Johnson, and Anna Puma-Johnson are right.

Living your life as a color is fuckin retarded.

Posted by: Olsen Johnson at October 09, 2019 12:31 AM (5aX2M)

590 Very late night session. Allah knows why I would still be in the office - not the defense authorization or other bill in my bailiwick.


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Rhomboid! I had no idea that you circulated in such rarified company. When I get a bigger yacht you are definitely at the top of my guest list.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 09, 2019 12:34 AM (ZYB2s)

591
This whole problem was brought on by the STATE government, IMO.


That too came up in the discussion. It was agreed upon that Kalifornia sucks.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...the ONT rocks! at October 09, 2019 12:35 AM (Lp+bg)

592 491 The only defect black Americans suffer from is Democrat-itis, and the ravages that that scourge has visited upon their familial structure and school systems.

But it's a damned big defect.
Posted by: Velvet glove, iron fist at October 08, 2019 11:44 PM (p9w14)




A couple of weeks ago, I walked by a young black family at a mall, guessing they just got out of church service because they were dressed up in Sunday best.

The two kids, boy and girl, were maybe about 5 or 6. They were bright-eyed, curious, and spoke softly.

I complimented him as we made eye contact, saying "you have a great looking family, those kids are wonderful!"

The beaming smile from both parents was so bright, I almost had to reach for sun glasses.

And honestly, I felt better as well.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 09, 2019 12:36 AM (sy5kK)

593 Only 2.5 hours until the planned blackout.

Hooray for #Failifornia!

Posted by: Surfperch at October 09, 2019 12:37 AM (tVQUs)

594 private cars will be reserved for the nomenklatura.
Posted by: The ARC of History!

That's about the point where I'll go all Mad Max

Posted by: Sock Monkey...the ONT rocks! at October 09, 2019 12:38 AM (Lp+bg)

595 Only 2.5 hours until the planned blackout.


*****

Oh my god! it's like Y2K-ja vu!

Posted by: Muldoon at October 09, 2019 12:39 AM (mvenn)

596 You know who else liked dresses?
Posted by: Moxie and Pepsi Dingleberry
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Chess players, apparently. I'm not a chess player, but the dress pics are intriguing. Elegant.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 09, 2019 12:40 AM (plu6+)

597 595 Only 2.5 hours until the planned blackout.


*****

Oh my god! it's like Y2K-ja vu!
Posted by: Muldoon at October 09, 2019 12:39 AM (mvenn)

Hey now, I made a Metric Fuckton of money off of Y2K.

Ain't makin shit off this.

Posted by: Don Q at October 09, 2019 12:40 AM (NgKpN)

598 Has anyone explained in simple one syllable words to the idiots in Sacramento what these power outages will do to the tax revenues of the state?

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 09, 2019 12:41 AM (Cil7w)

599 Random thought:

Bruce Jenner won Olympic gold in the men's decathlon. How do you think he would have fared in the women's heptathlon?

Posted by: Muldoon at October 09, 2019 12:42 AM (mvenn)

600 Heck, I think I even remember her when I was posting as Romeo13, which is a LONG time ago.

which is a name you probably don't recognize.
Posted by: Don Q at October 09, 2019 12:24 AM (NgKpN)

You're Romeo13?!

I started posting here before I was actually 29 (moderately). I am now moderately 29.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at October 09, 2019 12:42 AM (4gW/q)

601
Living your life as a color is fuckin retarded.
Posted by: Olsen Johnson
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Eat your heart out, dude.

Posted by: Barry White at October 09, 2019 12:42 AM (plu6+)

602 Bernard Edwards was bad ass. RIP.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at October 09, 2019 12:42 AM (PUmDY)

603 I started posting here before I was actually 29 ( moderately[/#] literally). I am now moderately 29.
Posted by: chique d'afrique at October 09, 2019 12:42 AM (4gW/q)

Posted by: chique d'afrique at October 09, 2019 12:43 AM (4gW/q)

Posted by: chique d'afrique at October 09, 2019 12:43 AM (4gW/q)

605 Chess players?

https://youtu.be/aIoSlM1np1M

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 09, 2019 12:43 AM (Cil7w)

606 Crap.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at October 09, 2019 12:43 AM (4gW/q)

607 I meant, literally before I was 29.

Sigh.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at October 09, 2019 12:44 AM (4gW/q)

608 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzlFaY0s_QI

for the Morons here who are part of the damned, in California.

When the Lights come on Again.

Posted by: Don Q at October 09, 2019 12:44 AM (NgKpN)

609 So lights out at 12:00 midnight. Zombies hit the pavement at 12:13?

Posted by: Muldoon at October 09, 2019 12:45 AM (mvenn)

610 Hey now, I made a Metric Fuckton of money off of Y2K.

Ain't makin shit off this.
Posted by: Don Q at October 09, 2019 12:40 AM (NgKpN)

The price of gas in and around the affected areas will be doubling overnight and I believe the price of bags of ice has also gone up by quite a bit over the past few days. Somebody's going to make a heap of cash off of this.

Posted by: Surfperch, Powerless in 2.25 Hours at October 09, 2019 12:46 AM (tVQUs)

611 607 I meant, literally before I was 29.

Sigh.
Posted by: chique d'afrique at October 09, 2019 12:44 AM (4gW/q)

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Me too. back then the woods were green and the path was new...

*sniff*

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 09, 2019 12:46 AM (ZYB2s)

612

Take me to the darkness of the moment
On a Tuesday night
Where the power of California goes away
in the wind of change

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at October 09, 2019 12:46 AM (LQMoO)

613 Posted by: chique d'afrique at October 09, 2019 12:43 AM (4gW/q

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Huh. I posted a save-tag for you, but it vanished.

Oh well, at least Pixy stopped you from getting barreled anyway.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 09, 2019 12:47 AM (5aX2M)

614 Ok. Got to turn in now. It was nice hanging out with you guys.

Good night!

Posted by: chique d'afrique at October 09, 2019 12:47 AM (4gW/q)

615 600 Heck, I think I even remember her when I was posting as Romeo13, which is a LONG time ago.

which is a name you probably don't recognize.
Posted by: Don Q at October 09, 2019 12:24 AM (NgKpN)

You're Romeo13?!

I started posting here before I was actually 29 (moderately). I am now moderately 29.
Posted by: chique d'afrique at October 09, 2019 12:42 AM (4gW/q)

Yep, transitioned from my Desert Storm Callsign, Romeo13,

Was Big Bad Wolf for awhile.

Now Don Quixote, tilting at Windmills.

but with Big Data? I think the effort to hide my identity is moot, so may go back.

Posted by: Don Q at October 09, 2019 12:47 AM (NgKpN)

616 Goodnight Chique!

Posted by: Surfperch, Powerless in 2.25 Hours at October 09, 2019 12:48 AM (tVQUs)

617 I, too am out. Good night all. Endeavour to Persevere.

I'll leave you with this:

Fair Market Value - a limerick

I used to be dazed and confused
But now I'm elated and enthused
Had to sell my brain (which sucks)
But it brought 50 thousand bucks
(Mostly 'cause it's never been used)

Posted by: Muldoon at October 09, 2019 12:50 AM (mvenn)

618 Nite, chique. I'm turning in too.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 09, 2019 12:50 AM (5aX2M)

619 for the big BIG taste, try new "Oprah Cola!"

"you get one, and you get one and you get one...."

Posted by: redc1c4 at October 09, 2019 12:51 AM (tmycC)

620 Blue Moon on Monday?
https://youtu.be/m3a4OTh2Y8w

Or Der Kommissar?
https://youtu.be/vBfFDTPPlaM

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 09, 2019 12:51 AM (Cil7w)

621 Only 2.5 hours until the planned blackout.

From Alas, Babylon, a novel about a 1950's nuclear war:

The white flashed back into a red ball in the southeast. They all knew what it was. It was Orlando, or McCoy Base, or both. It was the power supply for Timucuan County.

Thus the lights went out, and in that moment civilization in Fort Repose retreated a hundred years.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at October 09, 2019 12:53 AM (I2/tG)

622 Evening, ONT'ers. Settled into a cozy motel room in Helena, MT, after driving up from Nephi, UT, today. Roads were good until I was about 15 miles out of Boulder, MT on Hwy. 69. Light snowfall started. It was snowing heavily with a strong North wind when I stopped in Boulder to get a sammich at the C-store.

Temp was 28 at Boulder, and dropped to 24 here in Helena. Boulder Hill on the I-15 was practically whiteout conditions. I was driving between 15 and 25 mph until I got to Clancy, by which point I was able to see again, and upped it to about 50.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 09, 2019 12:53 AM (0XBlA)

623 520 chique, try living in wisconsin and never have tasted a brat. people here think i'm some kind of commie plant.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at October 08, 2019 11:57 PM (KP5rU)

probably never had a cheese curd, either.


Yeah, commie. /s


When I used to travel for business back east many years ago, and go to lunch or dinner in a nice place.
Being the only one from Seattle, when the discussions what was on the menu started and there was salmon, invariably I would hear something like "oh, salmon! You should get that!"

I would not respond directly, but why would I want to eat salmon that travelled an additional 2500 miles to the Eastern seaboard, after it travelled 900 miles from Alaska the night before?

Steak or pork for me. Every time. If fish ain't really, really fresh, it is cat food.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 09, 2019 12:53 AM (sy5kK)

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 09, 2019 12:54 AM (5aX2M)

625 Chilly AOP, Chilly.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 09, 2019 12:54 AM (2B9A/)

626 funny about changing nicks... i've been "redc1c4" as long as i've been wasting time on the Intarnetz...

Posted by: redc1c4 at October 09, 2019 12:55 AM (tmycC)

627 . . . I believe the price of bags of ice has also gone up by quite a bit over the past few days. Somebody's going to make a heap of cash off of this.

Posted by: Surfperch, Powerless in 2.25 Hours at October 09, 2019 12:46 AM (tVQUs)


The polar ice caps are shrinking because they are melting in coolers across California.

Posted by: RickZ at October 09, 2019 12:55 AM (Y8PSl)

628 Evening, ONT'ers. Settled into a cozy motel room in Helena, MT, after driving up from Nephi, UT, today. Roads were good until I was about 15 miles out of Boulder, MT on Hwy. 69. Light snowfall started. It was snowing heavily with a strong North wind when I stopped in Boulder to get a sammich at the C-store.

Temp was 28 at Boulder, and dropped to 24 here in Helena. Boulder Hill on the I-15 was practically whiteout conditions. I was driving between 15 and 25 mph until I got to Clancy, by which point I was able to see again, and upped it to about 50.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
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At least you didn't have to look for charging stations.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 09, 2019 12:57 AM (plu6+)

629 603 I started posting here before I was actually 29 ( moderately[/#] literally). I am now moderately 29.
Posted by: chique d'afrique at October 09, 2019 12:42 AM (4gW/q)
Posted by: chique d'afrique at October 09, 2019 12:43 AM (4gW/q)


I was thinking about this the other day. I remember when Ace posted the Generic game walkthrough. That was 2006.

Posted by: Ace's liver at October 09, 2019 12:57 AM (h2Bdk)

630 Steak or pork for me. Every time. If fish ain't really, really fresh, it is cat food.





Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 09, 2019 12:53 AM (sy5kK)

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fessh is ALWAYS cat food, unless you are stranded at sea or on a desert island.

if G@d had wanted us to eat seafood, she would not have made the land animals so easy to catch.

Posted by: redc1c4 at October 09, 2019 12:58 AM (tmycC)

631 Steak or pork for me. Every time. If fish ain't really, really fresh, it is cat food.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg
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If you can't see or smell salt water, it ain't fresh.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 09, 2019 12:58 AM (plu6+)

632 Before Lucifer's Hammer or Year of the Quiet Sunor even The Inconstant Moon; from 1958 The Year When Stardust Fell by Raymond F. Jones.

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/33660/33660-h/33660-h.htm

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 09, 2019 12:59 AM (Cil7w)

633 yikes

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 09, 2019 12:59 AM (Cil7w)

634 So lights out at 12:00 midnight. Zombies hit the pavement at 12:13?

They are blacking out rural areas, but they are blacking out some of the more rural parts of the Bay Area, like the Berkeley hills, Kensington, Cupertino, Woodside, Calistoga, Los Altos Hills, and Portola Valley.

These are among the richest towns in the United States.

I can't imagine the political backlash - the State is frantically trying to blame PG&E (despite the fact that the State gave PG&E permission to do this). We'll see if the blame ends up being spread more widely.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at October 09, 2019 12:59 AM (I2/tG)

635 Nice save, Puma.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 09, 2019 01:00 AM (plu6+)

636 Here's a link I've been wanting to share with the Horde for a while, but never found the right time to:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fIEpFq9vOeA

I'm dumping it here now, because I likely won't be posting here during the blackout in order to conserve my phone's power supply.

Posted by: Surfperch, Powerless in 2 Hours at October 09, 2019 01:01 AM (tVQUs)

637 By the skin of my teeth... nyah

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 09, 2019 01:01 AM (Cil7w)

638 Roads were good until I was about 15 miles out of Boulder, MT on Hwy. 69.

I have been caught in a blizzard crossing the Continental Divide on I-90 in early July.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at October 09, 2019 01:01 AM (I2/tG)

639 Why do my save tags keep vanishing?!

Minx 0.7a is a dirty bitch.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 09, 2019 01:01 AM (5aX2M)

640 Has anyone formed a human chain to support this move?

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 09, 2019 01:03 AM (Cil7w)

641 Why do my save tags keep vanishing?!

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice
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Trump.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 09, 2019 01:03 AM (plu6+)

642 If it happens - hilarious! And *still*, probably, most of the "smart" people there will not begin to understand the entirely self-inflicted idiocy they are suffering.


Posted by: rhomboid

Orange Man Bad's fault

Posted by: Sock Monkey...the ONT rocks! at October 09, 2019 01:04 AM (Lp+bg)

643 Has the National Guard been called out?

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 09, 2019 01:04 AM (Cil7w)

644 Trump.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 09, 2019 01:03 AM (plu6+)

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This is impeachable.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 09, 2019 01:05 AM (5aX2M)

645 PDT is the Repo Man

Posted by: Sock Monkey...the ONT rocks! at October 09, 2019 01:06 AM (Lp+bg)

646 Chique, it might be that you got a commercial pie, which tend to be meh.
They are often made out of second quality apples and a lot of them are not picked ripe, and are sweetened. That and the corn starch a lot of commercial pies put in to thicken it all.

Two of the most delightful things in the world is apple crisp made from gravenstiens, and baked ham and applesauce.

I don't make apple pies because I can't do crusts.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 09, 2019 01:07 AM (xG/b0)

647 636 Here's a link I've been wanting to share with the Horde for a while, but never found the right time to:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fIEpFq9vOeA

I'm dumping it here now, because I likely won't be posting here during the blackout in order to conserve my phone's power supply.
Posted by: Surfperch, Powerless in 2 Hours at October 09, 2019 01:01 AM (tVQUs)


Nice video about the Wall. Actual information without lectures. What a concept. This guy has delivered more current detail about this subject than all 3 major news networks.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 09, 2019 01:08 AM (sy5kK)

648 If I'm not mistaken, the Tesla HQ in Palo Alto is in one of the areas to be hit by the blackout.

Kinda ironic, if you think about it.

Posted by: Surfperch, Powerless in 2 Hours at October 09, 2019 01:08 AM (tVQUs)

649 Tesla is going to need a bigger battery

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 09, 2019 01:09 AM (Cil7w)

650 I don't make apple pies because I can't do crusts.
Posted by: Kindltot at October 09, 2019 01:07 AM (xG/b0)


Pie crusts are black magic. Even with my mother hovering over me I can't get the right amount of water into the pastry. Either it just falls apart or it's too sticky.

Posted by: Ace's liver at October 09, 2019 01:09 AM (h2Bdk)

651 I hung out after I signed off and planned to go to bed. I blame Trump for this, along with every other poor choice I've made heretofore, and henceforth.

It is written.

Trump is responsible for all of YD's errors.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 09, 2019 01:10 AM (5aX2M)

652 Fessh is ALWAYS cat food, unless you are stranded at sea or on a desert island.

if G@d had wanted us to eat seafood, she would not have made the land animals so easy to catch.

Posted by: redc1c4 at October 09, 2019 12:58 AM (tmycC)


Yeah, those damn clams and their speedy little legs.

But I do agree, seafood (or river food or lake food) should always be local. Ordering 'fresh' filet of sole in Louisville, Kentucky? Not on your life. One of the mysteries of this life is why Red Lobster is so popular. Lobster in Kansas? Yeah, no.

On a related note, I have seen, in real life, the 'crabs in the pot' theory of envy. When we put the live crabs in the pot, the smart ones tried to climb out; the slackers didn't like such initiative and pulled them back down into the pot. It's like the guy who murders his wife/girlfriend because she's leaving him: If I can't have her, nobody can!

Posted by: RickZ at October 09, 2019 01:11 AM (Y8PSl)

653 So lights out at 12:00 midnight. Zombies hit the pavement at 12:13?

They are blacking out rural areas, but they are blacking out some of the more rural parts of the Bay Area, like the Berkeley hills, Kensington, Cupertino, Woodside, Calistoga, Los Altos Hills, and Portola Valley.

These are among the richest towns in the United States.

I can't imagine the political backlash - the State is frantically trying to blame PG&E (despite the fact that the State gave PG&E permission to do this). We'll see if the blame ends up being spread more widely.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at October 09, 2019 12:59 AM (I2/tG)
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Okay I'm just a bumpkin in Flyover Ville, but weren't the fires last year blamed on PG&E? So they get out in front of it by removing the source of sparks to get a fire rolling, and they still get blamed?

Truly sorry for all Morons who are going to live through the darkness. My Flyover Ville is in a deep blue state and I'm still here because of family, we can't all live in Texas just yet. Stay safe!

Posted by: Boots at October 09, 2019 01:11 AM (oGBso)

654
I don't make apple pies because I can't do crusts.
Posted by: Kindltot
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We quit doing that a long time ago.

Pillsbury. You'd be surprised by how many compliments we've received about 'our' pie crust.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 09, 2019 01:11 AM (plu6+)

655
I don't think it is as much a victory for EVs, as it is a cause of celebration if they can make the trip without being murdered or seriously maimed along the way.
Posted by: [penguin] at October 08, 2019 10:24 PM (lD3vL)

They get a news flash for making it half way on a less than 750 mile trip. That's the future folks.

Posted by: DR.WTF at October 08, 2019 10:30 PM (aS1PU)

I saw one lonely Tesla plugged into the huge bank of Tesla chargers outside the little diner in Lima, MT, today. Owner not in side, or I would have wheeled past in the Suburban, and said, "taking on a little processed coal, are we?"

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 09, 2019 01:11 AM (0XBlA)

656 Does putting your phone into power saving mode actually do anything?

Posted by: Surfperch, Powerless in 1.75 Hours at October 09, 2019 01:12 AM (tVQUs)

657 Pie crusts are black magic. Even with my mother
hovering over me I can't get the right amount of water into the pastry.
Either it just falls apart or it's too sticky.
Posted by: Ace's liver at October 09, 2019 01:09 AM (h2Bdk)


I bake bread. I cannot make pie crusts or buscuits since I work them too much and melt the fat.

I may have to try making beaten biscuits to see if I can't make those as well.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 09, 2019 01:12 AM (xG/b0)

658 if G@d had wanted us to eat seafood, she would not have made the land animals so easy to catch.

Posted by: redc1c4 at October 09, 2019 12:58 AM (tmycC)

My Dad once told me that "If G-d hadn't wanted us to eat seafood, he wouldn't have made so much of it."

Posted by: Surfperch, Powerless in 1.75 Hours at October 09, 2019 01:15 AM (tVQUs)

659 Does putting your phone into power saving mode actually do anything?
Posted by: Surfperch, Powerless in 1.75 Hours at October 09, 2019 01:12 AM (tVQUs)

----

Dims the screen and throttles the processor(s).

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 09, 2019 01:16 AM (5aX2M)

660 Pie crusts are not "black magic".

Learning to cook on an entirely new stove n' oven IS the debbilz work, for sho.

What used to be a "7" on the GE cooktop, is now barely a "6" on the LG, and with some fiddling to get it right.

Heat up a 2 qt pot of beans on the small burner? On the old GE, that would be "2", and attend to it quickly to knock it down to "LO", and half the pot off the burner, in only 10 minutes time.

On the LG? Kick it up to "5" to even get some heat, wait for the simmer then turn it down to "LO", and you've got about a 20 second window to make that change, or you burn things.

But trying to heat it up at the lower numbers, will take longer than the entire dinner to cook on the other burners.

I'm not complaining. It's a different system, and I'm learning it.

But re-calibrating after a decade on the previous stove is a bitch.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at October 09, 2019 01:18 AM (QzJWU)

661 Does putting your phone into power saving mode actually do anything?
Posted by: Surfperch, Powerless in 1.75 Hours at October 09, 2019 01:12 AM (tVQUs)

----

Dims the screen and throttles the processor(s).
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 09, 2019 01:16 AM (5aX2M)

I guess anything that extends the battery life is worth doing in times like this.

Posted by: Surfperch, Powerless in 1.75 Hours at October 09, 2019 01:18 AM (tVQUs)

662 I have found that pie crusts can be made successfully in a food processor. You can use the least amount of water called for in the recipe, and because the blades cut the fat into tiny pieces fast, the fat doesn't melt from the heat.

You do still have to roll them out without overworking the dough and melting the fat, but the hard part is the cutting in of the fat and the food processor does it best.

Posted by: Boots at October 09, 2019 01:18 AM (oGBso)

663

Authorities say a Pennsylvania homeowner who heard someone singing inside his home found a naked man drinking milk in his kitchen.

Erie police say the homeowner heard the singing around 3 a.m. Monday. He grabbed his pistol, went to investigate and soon found the man sitting on the kitchen floor.

The homeowner called police and the man was taken into custody. It wasn't clear how he entered the home or how long he had been in the residence.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 09, 2019 01:18 AM (aKsyK)

664 Regarding "Green Energy" and transmission lines; doesn't matter if the power is generated by wind, sun, or unicorn farts, it still has to be transmitted.

Luckily for the cretins who run California and PG&E, their voters know nothing of power transmission and grids, they think electricity comes out of their wall sockets.

Posted by: kbdabear at October 09, 2019 01:19 AM (qAR6u)

665 It wasn't clear how he entered the home or how long he had been in the residence.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.
--------

Is everyone accounted for here?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 09, 2019 01:20 AM (plu6+)

666
659 Does putting your phone into power saving mode actually do anything?
Posted by: Surfperch, Powerless in 1.75 Hours at October 09, 2019 01:12 AM (tVQUs)


Airplane mode takes down your connections to wifi and other networks.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 09, 2019 01:20 AM (pNxlR)

667
It was either Walter Williams or Thomas Sowell did a piece on "fresh seafood" in the middle of the country as an economics tutorial.

IIRC, market forces dictate the best of the catch gets sent inland quickly (via plane) for a premium, and the stuff available locally can be lesser quality.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 09, 2019 01:21 AM (f1Vqw)

668

Gov. Gavin Newsom said PG&E had no choice given that it would have faced liability for fire damage but he said customers are right to feel outraged. The utility needs to upgrade and fix its equipment so massive outages aren't the norm going forward, he said.

"No one is satisfied with this, no one is happy with this," he said.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 09, 2019 01:21 AM (aKsyK)

669 Posted by: Boots at October 09, 2019 01:11 AM (oGBso)

State did not just suggest these blackouts.

A State Board TOLD PGE at what conditions they had to kill power.

Or they would be held liable for anything bad that happened.

Its the Nanny State trying to say everyone can be totally safe, like with gun control.

Problem is? life ain't safe. And their efforts to MAKE us safe, will kill many people.

Posted by: Don Q at October 09, 2019 01:21 AM (NgKpN)

670 Pie crusts are black magic. Even with my mother hovering over me I can't get the right amount of water into the pastry. Either it just falls apart or it's too sticky.
Posted by: Ace's liver

Don't think that's the water. Been making a couple of apple pies a week for the last 3 weeks. Picked 40 gls of apples in September. I've always struggled with pie crust. Used to use strictly lard. Recently switched to 1/2 cup lard 1/2cup real butter (cold). Amazed at the difference that made.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...the ONT rocks! at October 09, 2019 01:21 AM (Lp+bg)

671 The homeowner called police and the man was taken into custody. It wasn't clear how he entered the home or how long he had been in the residence.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 09, 2019 01:18 AM (aKsyK)


My magic 8-ball just jumped off the dresser and landed with "Alcohol may have been involved" up.

Posted by: Ace's liver at October 09, 2019 01:21 AM (h2Bdk)

672 Don't think that's the water. Been making a couple of apple pies a week for the last 3 weeks. Picked 40 gls of apples in September. I've always struggled with pie crust. Used to use strictly lard. Recently switched to 1/2 cup lard 1/2cup real butter (cold). Amazed at the difference that made.
Posted by: Sock Monkey...the ONT rocks! at October 09, 2019 01:21 AM (Lp+bg)


The thing is, mom can make them using the same recipe and they always roll out perfectly.

Posted by: Ace's liver at October 09, 2019 01:23 AM (h2Bdk)

673 Fun Fact: Tomorrow is Leif Erikson Day.

Posted by: Surfperch, Powerless in 1.75 Hours at October 09, 2019 01:23 AM (tVQUs)

674 Gov. Gavin Newsom said PG&E had no choice given that it would have faced liability for fire damage but he said customers are right to feel outraged. The utility needs to upgrade and fix its equipment so massive outages aren't the norm going forward, he said.

"No one is satisfied with this, no one is happy with this," he said.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 09, 2019 01:21 AM (aKsyK)

Well Gov, how about taking money that is in the high speed rail project, and use it to upgrade the grid?

That would like, make sense dude.

So our lights work, instead of spending it on a train we will never ride?

Posted by: Don Q at October 09, 2019 01:23 AM (NgKpN)

675 What about her pair of 38s?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at October 08, 2019 10:52 PM (aA3+G)

Well, that could kneecap a guy, I guess.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 09, 2019 01:25 AM (0XBlA)

676
Okay I'm just a bumpkin in Flyover Ville, but weren't the fires last year blamed on PG&E? So they get out in front of it by removing the source of sparks to get a fire rolling, and they still get blamed?

Posted by: Boots at October 09, 2019 01:11 AM (oGBso)

Look, if you're going to be logical we can't have a conversation. Big corporations that don't pay lip service and large sums of cash to Lefty causes are evil and wrong.

We don't care what they do. They are racist, misogynist, polluters and must be shunned. They're guilty. We'll figure out how or why later if we get around to it.

Posted by: Liberals at October 09, 2019 01:26 AM (jp0Bv)

677 My phone spontaneously started asking me if I liked Gladiator Movies.

Or if I had ever seen a Turkish Prison.

That's when I realized that I had somehow, clicked it over into "Airplane" mode.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at October 09, 2019 01:27 AM (QzJWU)

678 Gov. Gavin Newsom said PG&E had no choice given that it would have faced liability for fire damage but he said customers are right to feel outraged. The utility needs to upgrade and fix its equipment so massive outages aren't the norm going forward, he said.

"No one is satisfied with this, no one is happy with this," he said.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.

And Gav the Magnificent is eyeing 2024. Where do all these schmucks keep coming from?

Posted by: Sock Monkey...the ONT rocks! at October 09, 2019 01:27 AM (Lp+bg)

679 IIRC, market forces dictate the best of the catch gets sent inland quickly (via plane) for a premium, and the stuff available locally can be lesser quality.

Classic economics lesson - the best Washington apples are shipped out of the state of Washington, the best kiwifruit is shipped out of New Zealand, etc.

After all, the shipping costs are the same for high-quality produce and low-quality produce.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at October 09, 2019 01:27 AM (I2/tG)

680 Pie crusts are black magic. Even with my mother hovering over me I can't get the right amount of water into the pastry. Either it just falls apart or it's too sticky.

Posted by: Ace's liver at October 09, 2019 01:09 AM (h2Bdk)


For pie crusts, my Mom always used Crisco Shortening, never butter or other fats. She made damn tasty pie crusts. And making pie crusts is a hands-on (or in) 'by feel' thing. Written recipes really can't teach/explain that. Any baking, to me, is a 'practice, practice, practice' kind of thing. The good thing about all that practice is lots of pies/cakes.

The one dessert my Mom made that was definitely affected by the weather (humidity) was Divinity. If she was planning on making a batch and it was raining, she didn't make a batch that day. I saw what happened when she did try when it was bad weather, the divinity ran when baked and looked like a gloppy pancake.

Posted by: RickZ at October 09, 2019 01:27 AM (Y8PSl)

681 IIRC, market forces dictate the best of the catch gets sent inland quickly (via plane) for a premium, and the stuff available locally can be lesser quality.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 09, 2019 01:21 AM (f1Vqw)

Same reason why the Garlic here in the Bay Area is so horrible despite being grown here.

Posted by: Surfperch, Powerless in 1.5 Hours at October 09, 2019 01:27 AM (tVQUs)

682 And Gav the Magnificent is eyeing 2024. Where do all these schmucks keep coming from?
Posted by: Sock Monkey...the ONT rocks! at October 09, 2019 01:27 AM (Lp+bg)

San Francisco.

Posted by: Surfperch, Powerless in 1.5 Hours at October 09, 2019 01:28 AM (tVQUs)

683
I was trying to find the fish in the middle of the country thing. In the old days, the higher end restaurants would truck fish in. Some restaurant in St. Louis would send a truck 700 miles a couple times a week to get fish down in Louisiana. They'd drive hell for leather back home to get fresh fish on the table.

The high end stuff is flown now.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 09, 2019 01:28 AM (f1Vqw)

684 red's cheater biscuits (another one i never got around to sending in for the cookbook, because i suck.

1 1/2 cups self rising flour
1/2 pt whipping or heavy cream

mix together: dough should stick to the utensil and you, but not the bowl.
(add additional flour or rinse out the cream container as needed)
drop onto ungreased sheet, place in 425*F oven for 12-15 minutes or until tops start to darken.

can be doubled, etc. usually makes 6 biscuits for me, but hell, even the double batch does too.

you're welcome

Posted by: redc1c4 at October 09, 2019 01:29 AM (tmycC)

685 My magic 8-ball just jumped off the dresser and landed with "Alcohol may have been involved" up.
Posted by: Ace's liver at October 09, 2019 01:21 AM (h2Bdk)

Possible. But the naked singing has me guessing stimulants. And he's lucky it wasn't my home. I keep a 1911 under the pillow, and sometimes I HAVE been drinking.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 09, 2019 01:29 AM (5aX2M)

686 "How will former congressman Trey Gowdy help POTUS Trump's legal team?"

He will give an impassioned speech and... well, that's about it.

Posted by: Chris M at October 09, 2019 01:30 AM (6XZdO)

687 The thing is, mom can make them using the same recipe and they always roll out perfectly.
Posted by: Ace's liver

Where is Captain Obvious when we need him.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...the ONT rocks! at October 09, 2019 01:31 AM (Lp+bg)

688 ...The high end stuff is flown now.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 09, 2019 01:28 AM (f1Vqw)



Pizza joint north of Houston, (Humble, TX) sits just about 2 miles from IAH Bush Intercontinental Airport.

They get their ingredients flown in from Brooklyn, 3 to 4 times a week. Flour, cheeses, meats, all of it.

Brooklyn Pizza.

They live up to their name.

And there is not a Pizza Joint in the Greater Houston area that is their equal.

But you're not going to beat Katie's Seafood Restaurant, here in Galveston.

It's only 120 ft. away from Katie's Seafood, where the boats unload their catch.

You want FRESH?

I just told you where it is.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at October 09, 2019 01:36 AM (QzJWU)

689 Dangnamit.Went outside to smoke the first half of my pm smoke and it's snowing. I actually like winter but I like it more when it shows up in late November.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...the ONT rocks! at October 09, 2019 01:41 AM (Lp+bg)

690 Fresh fish try just about anywhere in Homer AK.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...the ONT rocks! at October 09, 2019 01:44 AM (Lp+bg)

691 Split Rock lighthouse on highway 61 - yes, the same highway 61 that Bob Dylan wrote about - on Minnesota's Lake Superior north shore. If you ever get the chance, it is one of the coolest roads in the country. Even better if you're on a motorcycle.

And, no, please don't send us anymore Muqtars. We have enough goat munchers as it is.

Posted by: Warmongerel at October 09, 2019 01:44 AM (PiUZp)

692 686 "How will former congressman Trey Gowdy help POTUS Trump's legal team?"

He will give an impassioned speech and... well, that's about it.
Posted by: Chris M at October 09, 2019 01:30 AM (6XZdO)

Maybe he is a better lawyer, than a Congresscritter.

Peter Principle. You work up to your level of incompetence. Maybe being a Lawyer the level where he WAS competent.

Posted by: Don Q at October 09, 2019 01:47 AM (NgKpN)

693 They get their ingredients flown in from Brooklyn, 3 to 4 times a week. Flour, cheeses, meats, all of it.

Brooklyn Pizza.

Posted by: Jim at October 09, 2019 01:36 AM (QzJWU)


Some 'authentic' pizza places around these parts (NYC) use fresh mozzarella. I like fresh mozzarella but not on pies. Too watery and doesn't really brown the way regular whole-fat mozzarella on a good pie should.

Posted by: RickZ at October 09, 2019 01:47 AM (Y8PSl)

694 whole-fat s/b whole milk.

Posted by: RickZ at October 09, 2019 01:48 AM (Y8PSl)

695 you can track our blackout crisis here:

https://poweroutage.us/area/state/california

Posted by: redc1c4 at October 09, 2019 01:48 AM (tmycC)

696 ...And, no, please don't send us anymore Muqtars. We have enough goat munchers as it is.


Posted by: Warmongerel at October 09, 2019 01:44 AM (PiUZp)



Plenty of goat munchers here in Texas. Mostly, Tex-Mex, and we call it "Cabrito".

Gonna be a whole roast goat at the TxMoMeet, fwiw.

Now, goat FUCKERS, that's a whole 'nuther matter.

You gotta shoot them ones on sight, and their goat victim, too.

They're all tainted, and need to be burned, or Shooted, Shoveled and Shutted Upped.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


/hasta la nite nite, horde!

Posted by: Jim at October 09, 2019 01:49 AM (QzJWU)

697 Oh yes fuck MS. Nasty disease. Fuck all neuro diseases infact.

Posted by: usntakim at October 09, 2019 01:50 AM (0OmEj)

698 You do still have to roll them out without overworking the dough and melting the fat, but the hard part is the cutting in of the fat and the food processor does it best.

Posted by: Boots at October 09, 2019 01:18 AM (oGBso)


Like electric coffee bean grinders, the spinning blades of a food processor generate heat and can melt the butter. One has to pulse a food processor very carefully not to generate too much heat or the dough will suck.

Posted by: RickZ at October 09, 2019 01:51 AM (Y8PSl)

699
I don't know what's up with MS, but this is about the third cumulative update for Windows 10 1903 they've pushed in seemingly the last week.

Yep, the build number has increased three times in about two weeks.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 09, 2019 01:52 AM (f1Vqw)

700 700 ish.

Posted by: usntakim at October 09, 2019 01:54 AM (0OmEj)

701 Only an Hour left until the cut.

Posted by: Surfperch, Final Hour of Power at October 09, 2019 02:04 AM (tVQUs)

702
I was trying to find the fish in the middle of the country thing. In the old days, the higher end restaurants would truck fish in. Some restaurant in St. Louis would send a truck 700 miles a couple times a week to get fish down in Louisiana. They'd drive hell for leather back home to get fresh fish on the table.

The high end stuff is flown now.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion

In the 80s they had a special 727 to fly fish into SLC

Posted by: Jean at October 09, 2019 02:05 AM (nO72o)

703 Somebody tell California mixing 1984 with The Purge might be a bad idea.

or at least pass the popcorn.

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at October 09, 2019 02:05 AM (jp0Bv)

704 Alberta Oil Peon at October 09, 2019 12:53 AM (0XBlA)

Stay safe, AOP!

"They" are predicting heavy snow and fierce winds ...

Posted by: Adriane the Critic ... at October 09, 2019 02:11 AM (LPnfS)

705 Does putting your phone into power saving mode actually do anything?
Posted by: Surfperch, Powerless in 1.75 Hours at October 09, 2019 01:12 AM (tVQUs)

Airplane mode takes down your connections to wifi and other networks.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot

WiFi and BT stay up in Airplane mode. Power saving mode is model dependent. Big power draws are searching for towers when you're in the middle of nowhere, GPS, and watching webcam girls with the interactive vibration mode.

Posted by: Jean at October 09, 2019 02:11 AM (nO72o)

706 So the California thing is not an issue with wind turbines generating too much power because of high wind, but so that if a power line snaps in high wind, and is not carrying power, it will not start a wildfire.

Huh. Well, that is one way to do it, I suppose.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 09, 2019 02:13 AM (2B9A/)

707 699
I don't know what's up with MS, but this is about the third cumulative update for Windows 10 1903 they've pushed in seemingly the last week.

Yep, the build number has increased three times in about two weeks.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 09, 2019 01:52 AM (f1Vqw)


They did something with the firewall. A couple of my lan games that were working last week stopped working.

Posted by: Ace's liver at October 09, 2019 02:13 AM (h2Bdk)

708 701 Only an Hour left until the cut.
Posted by: Surfperch, Final Hour of Power at October 09, 2019 02:04 AM (tVQUs)

I wonder if some of these folks even know their power is about to get turned off?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 09, 2019 02:14 AM (2B9A/)

709 708 701 Only an Hour left until the cut.
Posted by: Surfperch, Final Hour of Power at October 09, 2019 02:04 AM (tVQUs)

I wonder if some of these folks even know their power is about to get turned off?
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 09, 2019 02:14 AM (2B9A/)


It's all people talked about today.

Posted by: Ace's liver at October 09, 2019 02:15 AM (h2Bdk)

710 I guess I'll be signing off now. Goodnight and Farewell until the power's back on.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DX42_3ZKv8c

Surfperch,
La Raza Disc Golf Course
San Jose, #Failifornia

Posted by: Surfperch at October 09, 2019 02:16 AM (tVQUs)

711 Stay safe, AOP!

"They" are predicting heavy snow and fierce winds ...

Posted by: Adriane the Critic ... at October 09, 2019 02:11 AM (LPnfS)

Clearly a sign of global warming/

But "they" are right about the fierce winds and snow, as far as I can see.

I am not on a deadline. If the roads are a clusterfuck tomorrow, I will stay here in Helena. I have friends I can visit.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 09, 2019 02:16 AM (0XBlA)

712 Night Surf. See you on the flip side.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 09, 2019 02:17 AM (2B9A/)

713 I wonder if some of these folks even know their power is about to get turned off?
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 09, 2019 02:14 AM (2B9A/)

They've all received alerts on their phones.

Posted by: Surfperch, not having touched a Frisbee in years at October 09, 2019 02:18 AM (tVQUs)

714 They've all received alerts on their phones.

Posted by: Surfperch, not having touched a Frisbee in years at October 09, 2019 02:18 AM (tVQUs)

So all, except for the old folks who only have land-line phones, then.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 09, 2019 02:30 AM (0XBlA)

715 David French's innagural article for The Dispatch:
Sammiches!
10 Delicious Post-Coital Snacks You Can Make for Your Wife and Her Lover

Posted by: Captain Comic at October 09, 2019 02:32 AM (3z44t)

716 I think this weather here in central MT is the result of two fronts colliding. All the way up through Idaho and southern MT, I was being chased by a strong, warm South wind. It was 57 degrees when I hit Dillon at about 6 PM. By the time I got to Whitehall, it had fallen to 33. And of course, mountains complicate things.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 09, 2019 02:38 AM (0XBlA)

717 I was being chased by a strong, warm South wind.

Get the sail out !

Posted by: Adriane the Critic ... at October 09, 2019 02:46 AM (LPnfS)

718 I love it when two fronts collide. BOOM! The skies are wild and beautiful.

Posted by: George at October 09, 2019 02:48 AM (M9Kph)

719 Well, 12:45 AM, Mountain Time, and I am going to turn in. Snow has tapered off; looks like there will be no more than 2-3 inches by morning.

I am going to go to bed. Be well, Horde. Will touch base in the morning.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 09, 2019 02:49 AM (0XBlA)

720 The homeowner called police and the man was taken into custody. It wasn't clear how he entered the home or how long he had been in the residence.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.


Thank heaven for all night bail bondsmen.

Posted by: Miklos, so I like milk at October 09, 2019 02:50 AM (QzkSJ)

721 So the California thing is not an issue with wind turbines generating
too much power because of high wind, but so that if a power line snaps
in high wind, and is not carrying power, it will not start a wildfire.

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Kerect! above a certain wind speed, the turbines have to be feathered or they will self destruct.

which wouldn't be a bad thing for the birds and insects they kill

Posted by: redc1c4 at October 09, 2019 02:50 AM (tmycC)

722 That Ikea shelving unit self combusted. Honest injun.

My word as a Biden.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 09, 2019 02:52 AM (Z4rgH)

723 Wondering if the Kalifornia outage is just the first of many this fall. Correct me if I am wrong but isn't this the time of year when they tend to get the high winds? Wondering what the reaction is going to be after the 3rd or 4th outage. Newsome is going to be blustering out of his ass.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...the ONT rocks! at October 09, 2019 03:01 AM (Lp+bg)

724 So I'm told the power will go off at 12 here at norcal. It's 12:01, I'll keep you posted! ...12:03 lights still on! Earlier, people were lined up at gas stations and grocery stores and the liquor store I was at. ...12:05 lights still on....ice for my Jim Beam is lacking due to my own negligence, not Newsome's fault. 12:08 now and lights still on. Due to all the prior excitement, I'm becoming disappointed. I could have started watching Perry Mason but didn't want to be interrupted halfway through, now I'm pissed...
it's 12:12 and the lights are still on.

Posted by: George at October 09, 2019 03:13 AM (M9Kph)

725 Wondering if the Kalifornia outage is just the first
of many this fall. Correct me if I am wrong but isn't this the time of
year when they tend to get the high winds? Wondering what the reaction
is going to be after the 3rd or 4th outage. Newsome is going to be
blustering out of his ass.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...the ONT rocks! at October 09, 2019 03:01 AM (Lp+bg)

----
this is peak Santa Ana weather time, from now to late November, and they often pop in and out much of the winter.

they also often come in September, so i've been surprised by the (relatively) late start.

all it takes is a high pressure ridge in the Great Basin area and Bob's your uncle.

Posted by: redc1c4 at October 09, 2019 03:17 AM (tmycC)

726 Due to all the prior excitement, I'm becoming
disappointed. I could have started watching Perry Mason but didn't want
to be interrupted halfway through, now I'm pissed...

it's 12:12 and the lights are still on.

Posted by: George at October 09, 2019 03:13 AM (M9Kph)

---
and that, your honor, was when the rebellion started.


Posted by: redc1c4 at October 09, 2019 03:24 AM (tmycC)

727 red, here on the North Coast, summers have always had good breezes out of the north. Not so this year, very calm and mild.
Climate Change OMG, the climate did something a little different this year. This must not be allowed to happen again.

Posted by: George at October 09, 2019 03:31 AM (M9Kph)

728 Good Morning ONT Morons; today is Wednesday, October 9, 2019. On this day in 1635 Roger Williams was banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony after religious disagreements. He went on to found the Colony/State of Rhode Island. This further illustrates one myth that is pervasive and taught in schools is that the colonies were largely settled by people who believe in 'religious freedom'. They were founded by colonists who wanted 'their' religion and no other. He also founded the first Baptist Church.


Posted by: Vic at October 09, 2019 03:36 AM (mpXpK)

729 LOL.

i lurve the pinche touristas that move here to The Valley, like totally, and bitch when the yearly June Gloom kicks in...

"when does summer come?" "where is summer?"

then the Gloom goes away and it's 90+ for days on end, and then they bitch about that too.

assholes.

Posted by: redc1c4 at October 09, 2019 03:36 AM (tmycC)

730 Ramirez (good one today)


https://tinyurl.com/y5xq4zjt



And that's it for today.

Posted by: Vic at October 09, 2019 03:36 AM (mpXpK)

731 and with the First! appearance of the day shift, i'm outta here.

gonna read a bit of a book, than take my crippled, uncooperative carcass to the sofa.

hasta, y'all!

Posted by: redc1c4 at October 09, 2019 03:38 AM (tmycC)

732 Is that last 'toon directed at Ace? One wonders.

Posted by: Vic at October 09, 2019 03:40 AM (mpXpK)

733 12:41 now watching Pip on Twilight Zone. Still no fires. Because no candles.

Posted by: George at October 09, 2019 03:44 AM (M9Kph)

734 The last stupidity from Kommiefornia where they kill power to parts of their forest area during times of fire hazard shows that the idiots would rather force people to go without power than change their insane forestry laws that were enacted to please the insane eco-Nazis. IIANM Trump has already told them to change those laws.


Also note that periods that are fire hazards are like water shortages there, it is always.

Posted by: Vic at October 09, 2019 03:44 AM (mpXpK)

735 http://bit.ly/2OwKf4E
*********
Woke Warriors Coach Steve Kerr Silent on NBA-China Controversy

Posted by: Derp State is in Deep Shit at October 09, 2019 03:49 AM (BqBId)

736 Hey you know Middle of the Night Panic Attacks SUCK!!!!!

Posted by: Derp State is in Deep Shit at October 09, 2019 03:50 AM (BqBId)

737 Fresh seafood in Kansas, not? While you must get seafood shipped in frozen that far from the ocean it is still good. However if you are not on the beach but fairly close you can get it fresh still. We used to have a seafood place here that sent a truck down to the beach daily in the wee hours of the morning and bought fresh caught seafood and brought it back in tubs of ice, but not frozen. Unfortunately they went out of business.

Posted by: Vic at October 09, 2019 03:59 AM (mpXpK)

738 Top of the world there looking down on creation.
Lovely photo and content as always.

Posted by: Summer of Love at October 09, 2019 04:00 AM (FJrl0)

739 Here it is 12:50 am power is out. Our new normal. Not asking for your help by the way, don't flatter yourself.

Posted by: George at October 09, 2019 04:01 AM (M9Kph)

740
The stated reason for the power cuts in Northern California is to avoid sparking wildfires, due to
extreme fire risk weather. Not lack of capacity or saving Gaia. Power lines blowing together and sparking are a common cause of brush fires in CA under dry windy conditions.

Is there something more to the story?

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at October 09, 2019 04:03 AM (t5m5e)

741
CA has been grossly negligent and oddly foot dragging in its power line policies, it's true. And crackpot environmentalism has caused a buildup of fuel in the woods.

Even if and when those things are corrected, I don't think the risk will ever be zero. This place
is flammable.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at October 09, 2019 04:09 AM (t5m5e)

742 Don't worry, sorry to say got nothing for Leftifornia

Posted by: Skip at October 09, 2019 04:12 AM (ZCEU2)

743 A Syrian in Germany smashed a semi into parked cars, injuring several people. Police have not released a motive but are operating on the assumption that he is a Trump supporter.

Posted by: Utility muffin at October 09, 2019 04:14 AM (ldmQR)

744 BTW how fast are these winds that are causing shutdowns?

Posted by: Skip at October 09, 2019 04:15 AM (ZCEU2)

745 Saw at Legal Insurrection I think that this year is going to be another banner year for the Muzzy invasion of Germany

Posted by: Skip at October 09, 2019 04:18 AM (ZCEU2)

746 Yes. Eco rules about cutting vegetation. Eco this Eco that. Let nature blossom and do what it does, catch on fire. So human activity must be reduced to grunting cavedweller status.

Posted by: George at October 09, 2019 04:21 AM (M9Kph)

747 741


CA has been grossly negligent and oddly foot dragging in its power
line policies, it's true. And crackpot environmentalism has caused a
buildup of fuel in the woods.



Even if and when those things are corrected, I don't think the risk will ever be zero. This place

is flammable.



Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at October 09, 2019 04:09 AM (t5m5e)


Every State has problems with power lines dropping during windy conditions (and no tree trimming away from lines) but only CA has the fires primed to turn into a major conflagration.

Posted by: Vic at October 09, 2019 04:28 AM (mpXpK)

748 So which one is what California says?

(a) don't cut brush and rank growth, let it all grow as Nature intended

or

(b) massive wildfires have nothing to do with uncut brush, it's all man's fault

Can't believe both, unless one is insane.

Posted by: Utility muffin at October 09, 2019 04:29 AM (ldmQR)

749 Morning 'rons and 'ettes.

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 09, 2019 04:32 AM (Dhht7)

750 Our problem is when the power lines run across farm land. We had a farmer clearing brush off his land and piling it up under a power line and burning it. The smoke going up into the line (220K volts) created an ionized air conductor and an arc from the line to the stupid farmer knocked him off the tractor. He didn't die from his Darwin experiment but then he tried to sue us.

Posted by: Vic at October 09, 2019 04:36 AM (mpXpK)

751 duffandnonsense.typepad.com/you will read this now thats an order.
https://tinyurl.com/y3ld447h

This is funny

Posted by: Skip at October 09, 2019 04:36 AM (ZCEU2)

752 Mornin', all

Been up since midnight helping a friend out with his job delivering newspapers. I'm out of practice! It took me longer than it should have. Tomorrow will be better.

Gonna be a long couple of days with very little sleep....good thing he's a good friend!

Posted by: My life is insanity at October 09, 2019 04:59 AM (dyO5W)

753 Interesting note on Canadian military health care. I'm sure it will be widely noted. Not.

Turdeau needs to go. Best bet is #metoo but this story would get out hard core conservative voters.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at October 09, 2019 05:05 AM (vWMNq)

754 I'm heading out with extra coffee.

Have a good day, all

Posted by: My life is insanity at October 09, 2019 05:11 AM (dyO5W)

755 I'm out too

Posted by: Skip at October 09, 2019 05:18 AM (ZCEU2)

756 https://tinyurl.com/y3ld447h

This is funny

Posted by: Skip at October 09, 2019 04:36 AM (ZCEU2)


That was some serious stream-of-consciousness academic word salad bullshit right there; 94 words in one sentence.

Posted by: RickZ at October 09, 2019 05:20 AM (Y8PSl)

757 hiya

Posted by: JT at October 09, 2019 05:28 AM (arJlL)

758 Mornin' JT

Posted by: clutch at October 09, 2019 05:38 AM (Z3oWA)

759 Hiya clutch !

Posted by: JT at October 09, 2019 05:47 AM (arJlL)

760 Heh! I breezed over an article about the impending Failifornia power shutdown last night. The reason was that high winds might down power lines and start fires. It absolutely has nothing to do with poor housekeeping around, under and through the power line right of ways. This is all common sense security and safety, you see?

There were also a few sentences rationalizing why people should not go out and buy a generator. Typical BS; fossil fuel bad, ozone and carbon bad, greenhouse gasses, blah blah blah.

Just suffer through potentially 5 days without electricity, proles. Do it for Gaia.

You voted for it, you live with it. Or change it. Your choice. Seriously. I got no sympathy for those fucksticks.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at October 09, 2019 05:56 AM (4yCBR)

761 Good Morning.

Posted by: JAS at October 09, 2019 05:58 AM (DBGf/)

762 Morning all

Posted by: rickb223 at October 09, 2019 05:59 AM (hTPJO)

763 Hey Vic! Have you seen the Old Farmer's Almanac yet? What kind of winter are you going to get?

Posted by: JAS at October 09, 2019 05:59 AM (DBGf/)

764 Good morning!

Let's smile and be happy and strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 09, 2019 06:21 AM (u82oZ)

765 Is it morning already?

Posted by: eleven at October 09, 2019 06:22 AM (tH5fk)

766 The Left always disses the military. Even in the USSR.

Hey toots, if you want to seize power, you would be smarter to get the military, even the Canadian military, onboard.

Although the Canadian military has been squared away, mostly. They punched above their weight in WWi, WWII, and in AF.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 09, 2019 06:24 AM (u82oZ)

767 CrotchetyOldJarhead

A noted feature of the Left is learned helplessness.

See in school systems a lot, lately.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 09, 2019 06:26 AM (u82oZ)

768 Got a big thunderstorm cell getting between me and my broadband tower. Lots of cloud to ground strikes. Like a fast strobe light.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 09, 2019 06:28 AM (u82oZ)

769 Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 09, 2019 06:26 AM (u82oZ)

I hear that. My lil puddin head baby is in a pre-med program at the state U. The stories she tells me about the kids in her school are pretty hilarious and at the same time a little frightening.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at October 09, 2019 06:34 AM (4yCBR)

770 "The twelve cars participating in the EVRT Africa event have travelled
over 1,200 km from Pretoria to Port Elizabeth, on their way to the
finish in Cape Town."


That's a 10hr drive in my gasoline-powered car. And they're doing it in *stages*?

Posted by: GWB at October 09, 2019 06:39 AM (dDmj8)

771 You voted for it, you live with it. Or change it. Your choice. Seriously. I got no sympathy for those fucksticks.
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at October 09, 2019 05:56 AM (4yCBR)

Ditto!

Posted by: Taggert at October 09, 2019 06:42 AM (3TTV4)

772 Have a serene day, everyone.

May blessings follow you like a mighty river.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 09, 2019 06:43 AM (u82oZ)

773 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at October 09, 2019 06:57 AM (cqNba)

774 Be safe, Salty.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at October 09, 2019 06:57 AM (cqNba)

775 We need to go back to a simpler, less technological lifestyle! Gaia has a fever! We should all limit our carbon emissions and live like the Native Americans did!

*lights go out*

Son of a bitch, my iPhone isn't working!!

Posted by: Berkeley at October 09, 2019 06:59 AM (oVJmc)

776 "The twelve cars participating in the EVRT Africa event have travelled
over 1,200 km from Pretoria to Port Elizabeth, on their way to the
finish in Cape Town."


That's a 10hr drive in my gasoline-powered car. And they're doing it in *stages*?
Posted by: GWB


Where's the electricity coming from to "re-charge" the vehicles?

Posted by: rickb223 at October 09, 2019 07:04 AM (hTPJO)

777 S starting tonight, Californians begin the Venezuelan Experience?


Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at October 09, 2019 07:04 AM (cqNba)

778
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at October 09, 2019 07:05 AM (ceIDk)

779 We need to go back to a simpler, less technological lifestyle! Gaia has a fever! We should all limit our carbon emissions and live like the Native Americans did!


Posted by: Berkeley



Sweet! I get to kill, rape & enslave a tribe two blocks over from me.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 09, 2019 07:07 AM (hTPJO)

780 Electric vehicles are the Conestoga wagons of the 1850's.


Change my mind.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 09, 2019 07:09 AM (hTPJO)

781 We need to go back to a simpler, less technological lifestyle! Gaia has a fever! We should all limit our carbon emissions and live like the Native Americans did!

How many solar panels can fit on an average one room, zero bathroom teepee?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at October 09, 2019 07:10 AM (cqNba)

782 777 S starting tonight, Californians begin the Venezuelan Experience?


Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at October 09, 2019 07:04 AM (cqNba)

Let us run your schools! *50 years later* The kids cant read or right and the teachers keep fukn the kids.

Let us run your cities *50 years later* The population is dwindling, the water sucks, and shit is on the sidewalks.

Let us run your state *20 years later* We cant make gas, housing is limited, and we cant provide electricity.

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 09, 2019 07:10 AM (JFO2v)

783 781 We need to go back to a simpler, less technological lifestyle! Gaia has a fever! We should all limit our carbon emissions and live like the Native Americans did!

How many solar panels can fit on an average one room, zero bathroom teepee?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at October 09, 2019 07:10 AM (cqNba)

No fair asking questions that only a Native American like Liawatha can answer.

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 09, 2019 07:11 AM (JFO2v)

784 If your alcohol tastes so terrible that you have to put it in a pod to get people swallow it...stop making it and try something else. Putting it in a pod says you know it sucks.

Posted by: Stacy at October 09, 2019 07:14 AM (LIhNq)

785 " We should all limit our carbon emissions and live like the Native Americans did! "

Watch when a nomadic lifestyle, and a need for an EV charging station outside every teepee collide.

I guess buffalo hide car seat covers will be making a comeback, though.

And Bison burgers....

Those taste good.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at October 09, 2019 07:15 AM (cqNba)

786 763
Hey Vic! Have you seen the Old Farmer's Almanac yet? What kind of winter are you going to get?


Posted by: JAS at October 09, 2019 05:59 AM (DBGf/)





I don't have the new one yet but the old one is predicting warm and dry. Here is from their website.

https://tinyurl.com/y6dvfzms

Posted by: Vic at October 09, 2019 07:16 AM (mpXpK)

787 You think it sucks now, wait until the government takes over all of it.

Posted by: PG&E at October 09, 2019 07:18 AM (3TTV4)

788 So Californians are going to be without power for up to a week and this is intentional?


All I will say is a 10kw generator and a backfeed breaker is your friend.

Posted by: Gossamer Penguin at October 09, 2019 07:18 AM (Ad3Y8)

789 The ACFT article was a bit bizarre - the author was actually saying it was a problem the test was hard - I always thought that was the point? Author was a dude too.

Posted by: rammajamma at October 09, 2019 07:19 AM (xceTB)

790
oh, crap

I thought yesterday was Wednesday...

Posted by: AltonJackson at October 09, 2019 07:19 AM (ceIDk)

791 "No fair asking questions that only a Native American like Liawatha can answer."

That woman is a fraud.

Posted by: Chief Wild Eagle at October 09, 2019 07:19 AM (cqNba)

792 oh, crap

I thought yesterday was Wednesday...
Posted by: AltonJackson

its deja-vu all over again !

Posted by: JT at October 09, 2019 07:20 AM (arJlL)

793 So under the new California way of life, free range bison will become a thing?


I can see it now.

Free Range Bison Eggs.
$8.99 a dozen.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at October 09, 2019 07:22 AM (cqNba)

794 793 So under the new California way of life, free range bison will become a thing?


I can see it now.

Free Range Bison Eggs.
$8.99 a dozen.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at October 09, 2019 07:22 AM (cqNba)

And when they dry out you have a fuel source.

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 09, 2019 07:23 AM (JFO2v)

795 I hear Venezuelan school kids are sending care packages to the kids in Berkeley.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 09, 2019 07:24 AM (oVJmc)

796 We've lowered your electric bills by 10% !

Posted by: Sacramento at October 09, 2019 07:24 AM (3TTV4)

797 "And when they dry out you have a fuel source."

A clean, sustainable fuel source, for the future .

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at October 09, 2019 07:26 AM (cqNba)

798
Gimme two stents
Gimme two stents doctor
Gimme two stents Por Favor
Gimmie two stents
Gimmie two doctor
Or you'll never see me no more

Posted by: The Blue Aardvark at October 09, 2019 07:27 AM (Tnijr)

799 biden says he is going to scale back his campaign due to his heart attack.


That means he is pretty much done.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 09, 2019 07:27 AM (JUOKG)

800 So California is about to have some of the "Bad luck" that Heinlein wrote about?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at October 09, 2019 07:27 AM (cqNba)

801 2016: Feel the Bern!!!

2020: Fill the Urn!!!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at October 09, 2019 07:28 AM (cqNba)

802 "biden says he is going to scale back his campaign due to his heart attack. "

Biden had a mightyfarticle infraction to?

Posted by: The Blue Aardvark at October 09, 2019 07:30 AM (Tnijr)

803 Per Ace in the sidebar, Xan DeSactimonious makes a great point when she says a free thinking conservative party would be more open to Re-Education Camps. You don't have to be a liberal like E. Warren to realize the right needs to be re-educated.

Posted by: The Rev. Colonel David French, A Xantastic Guy! at October 09, 2019 07:30 AM (LISuA)

804 and guten tag fellow hordians

Posted by: Huck Follywood, a low grade social fever at October 09, 2019 07:31 AM (LISuA)

805 I take that back, musty have got an old one here is a new one. Mild with soakers here.

https://tinyurl.com/yxw7u9wn

Posted by: Vic at October 09, 2019 07:31 AM (mpXpK)

806 799 biden says he is going to scale back his campaign due to his heart attack.


Either that's a typo or that's hilarious.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 09, 2019 07:32 AM (oVJmc)

807 Not sure if this is true, but schiff is claiming that the whistle blower is getting death threats? What's up with that? No one other than schiff and his lawyers know who it is.


Is that story from the Babylon bee?

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 09, 2019 07:32 AM (JUOKG)

808 Either that's a typo or that's hilarious.

Must be like a cold, and it's going around among the Demofascists.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, a low grade social fever at October 09, 2019 07:33 AM (LISuA)

809 785 " We should all limit our carbon emissions and live like the Native Americans did! "

How!

Posted by: Fauxcahontas at October 09, 2019 07:34 AM (u//oP)

810 807 Not sure if this is true, but schiff is claiming that the whistle blower is getting death threats? What's up with that? No one other than schiff and his lawyers know who it is.


Is that story from the Babylon bee?
Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 09, 2019 07:32 AM (JUOKG)

Maybe Schiff is threatening Arkancide if he does not have the real goods on PDT.

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 09, 2019 07:34 AM (JFO2v)

811 Another Sanctuary City success story.

https://cbsloc.al/35iob3C

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at October 09, 2019 07:34 AM (cqNba)

812
807 Not sure if this is true, but schiff is claiming that the whistle blower is getting death threats? What's up with that? No one other than schiff and his lawyers know who it is.


Is that story from the Babylon bee?
Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 09, 2019 07:32 AM (JUOKG)


Ace has it in the sidebar. His speculation is the Schiff is either lying or he stupidly just confirmed that one of the people who have been named as the possible whistleblower is them and they're getting the threats.

Posted by: Buzzion at October 09, 2019 07:36 AM (xAZkj)

813 "No one other than schiff and his lawyers know who it is. "

Fake Whistle Blower receives fake death threats?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at October 09, 2019 07:36 AM (cqNba)

814 Is now appears that the whistelcuckblower worked in a professional manner for one of the 2020 dem candidates?

WTF?

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 09, 2019 07:36 AM (JFO2v)

815 Love watching those NBA assholes twist in the wind - cowards all, but hey gotta sell those shoes to someone.

Posted by: rammajamma at October 09, 2019 07:37 AM (xceTB)

816 811 Another Sanctuary City success story.

https://cbsloc.al/35iob3C
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at October 09, 2019 07:34 AM (cqNba)

pimping the hos that Americans will not pimp.

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 09, 2019 07:38 AM (JFO2v)

817 Hate to be That Pedantic Guy, but when Shakespeare wrote "kill all the lawyers" he didn't mean it as an instructional manual.

The moral of that episode in Henry VI was that mob mentality is bad. A common refrain of The Bard's.

Jack Cade and his anarchic followers make a series of escalatingly ludicrous promises, including lots of free shit (they sound like a bunch of Bernie Bros) and before you know it, they're killing academics for knowing how to read and write, and, threatening to kill all the lawyers, although no actual lawyer-murders are depicted in the play.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at October 09, 2019 07:41 AM (u//oP)

818 Mornin' Horde. Getting close to having my sleeping schedule back to normal. Amazing how that works sometimes.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Nonservapunk at October 09, 2019 07:41 AM (D5yyd)

819
Basketball rones
I got a Basketball rones
Got a Basketball rones, oh baby, ooh-ooh-ooh

Posted by: Chiner at October 09, 2019 07:42 AM (Tnijr)

820 @813
It's just more Donk/Deep State stray voltage.

They know literally no reporter is going to question them on their ridiculous claim, so this all get thrown on the pile.

All I know is this is yet another op orchestrated by the Deep State using elements of the CIA to oust a sitting President.

Gina Haspel has some major explaining to do.

Posted by: Gossamer Penguin at October 09, 2019 07:43 AM (Ad3Y8)

821 They always claim death threats. Every time.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 09, 2019 07:46 AM (oVJmc)

822
chavez quit horning in on JJ birthday celebration you old fart

Posted by: saf at October 09, 2019 07:47 AM (5IHGB)

823 So yesterday, the White House releases an eight page letter to the House of Representatives outlining the kangaroo court nature of this mythical Impeachment Inquiry.

I wonder how the media is going to introduce this fact to the public this morning?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at October 09, 2019 07:48 AM (cqNba)

824 821 They always claim death threats. Every time.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 09, 2019 07:46 AM (oVJmc)

Because that is the lefts solution for every problem.

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 09, 2019 07:48 AM (JFO2v)

825 Where is my morning thread? West coast. Can't sleep.

Posted by: Igotnothing at October 09, 2019 07:50 AM (xf2hT)

826 "No one other than schiff and his lawyers know who it is. "

Fake Whistle Blower receives fake death threats?


The Fake WB is receiving death threats from Schiff. Seems typical Democrat.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at October 09, 2019 07:51 AM (lD3vL)

827 They claim death threats because it is entirely possible that they are getting them. Plenty of nut jobs out there. The thing is that they want to pretend like it's some unique event that only the left has happen to them. Anyone willing to take a bet that Kavanaugh isn't getting death threats? But the media would never cover that.

Posted by: Buzzion at October 09, 2019 07:51 AM (xAZkj)

828 I wonder how the media is going to introduce this fact to the public this morning?

Photoshop of Trump personally burning the Constitution, or as usual, they will pimp some other story and just ignore this.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at October 09, 2019 07:52 AM (lD3vL)

829 827 They claim death threats because it is entirely possible that they are getting them. Plenty of nut jobs out there. The thing is that they want to pretend like it's some unique event that only the left has happen to them. Anyone willing to take a bet that Kavanaugh isn't getting death threats? But the media would never cover that.
Posted by: Buzzion at October 09, 2019 07:51 AM (xAZkj)

About a year into the Bhussein regime the media claimed record numbers of death threat to the half black pres. Secret Service admitted about the same or less.!

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 09, 2019 07:54 AM (JFO2v)

830 @827
Please explain how someone who's identity is known only to a select few is getting death threats?

It's bullshit and part of the op.

Posted by: Gossamer Penguin at October 09, 2019 07:54 AM (Ad3Y8)

831 I get death threats all the time.

Ex wife would tell me if I bought more cigars, she'd kill me.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at October 09, 2019 07:55 AM (NWEvb)

832 I would appreciate it deeply if there were no further posts about guinea pig ice cream.

Thank you.

Posted by: Wilbur at October 09, 2019 07:55 AM (7JIKD)

833 Wait, so Guinea Pigs aren't all Italian?

Huh.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at October 09, 2019 07:56 AM (NWEvb)

834 See ace in the sidebar. Dipshit may be confirming that his anonymous whistleblower is one of the speculated names and they are receiving the threats.

Posted by: Buzzion at October 09, 2019 07:57 AM (xAZkj)

835 I get death threats all the time.

Ex wife would tell me if I bought more cigars, she'd kill me.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at October 09, 2019 07:55 AM (NWEvb)

My wife never threatened to kill me...Just to make my life miserable and she is good at that

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 09, 2019 07:57 AM (85Gof)

836 827
Please explain how someone who's identity is known only to a select few is getting death threats?

It's bullshit and part of the op.
Posted by: Gossamer Penguin at October 09, 2019 07:54 AM (Ad3Y

...Or the death threats are coming from Schiff, the lawyers or the other fake WB.

Probably bs tho.

Posted by: LASue at October 09, 2019 07:58 AM (Ed8Zd)

837 They claim death threats because it is entirely possible that they are getting them. Plenty of nut jobs out there.

Heck, I wrote a promotional website that required logging in order to get "insider's information", I remember when some product owner called me in to her office and pointed to an email from someone who had difficulties signing in. It was full of misspellings and death threats to "whoever developed this site". They asked me if I was concerned. I just laughed and went back to work.

(For a Fortune 50 company that signed off on it)

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at October 09, 2019 07:58 AM (lD3vL)

838 For a threat to be deemed 'credible', doesn't there need to be some form of opportunity as well as ability?

So how does one have either the ability or the opportunity if the claimed target is not identified, and location is unknown?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at October 09, 2019 07:58 AM (cqNba)

839 JJ's late.

Posted by: Vic at October 09, 2019 07:59 AM (mpXpK)

840 That case about the anti-Asian discrimination at Harvard basically boils down to this: Harvard says "sure, Asian applicants are being discriminated against in admissions, but it's not really discrimination because we say it's not."

And the judge says: "sure, the law says you must not discriminate on the basis of race, and you're clearly discriminating on the basis of race, but it's okay, since you say you have a good reason for discriminating on the basis of race ('diversity!')."

Why do we even bother to have and pay legislators when judges are so much better are making up laws from the bench?

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at October 09, 2019 07:59 AM (k4dH2)

841 @839
The rabbit died?

Posted by: Gossamer Penguin at October 09, 2019 07:59 AM (Ad3Y8)

842 JJ's late.

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I wonder if he's pregnant.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at October 09, 2019 07:59 AM (NWEvb)

843 PDT to impeachers:. "LOLGF!"

Posted by: Wilbur at October 09, 2019 07:59 AM (7JIKD)

844 Nood Morning Report!

Posted by: Linn Ridge at October 09, 2019 07:59 AM (ECrgQ)

845 Guess who's running around, posting NOOD upstairs.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at October 09, 2019 08:00 AM (cqNba)

846 Should we be worrying about J.J.?

Posted by: creeper at October 09, 2019 08:01 AM (7JIKD)

847 JJ's late.
Posted by: Vic at October 09, 2019 07:59 AM (mpXpK)

Yom Kippur

He is a good Jew, unlike me.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 09, 2019 08:04 AM (85Gof)

848 I'm blessed to be able to drive by the Split Rock Lighthouse on a regular basis. About an hour north of Duluth, MN.

Posted by: GenoMN at October 09, 2019 09:48 AM (d1O/l)

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