History - It's for the Children [KT]

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Hi, everybody! How are things going? Have you thought about keeping track of your experiences during this unusual time?

'Write it down.' When you do, much of your life and who you are will be different than if you don't.

What will you tell the children in the future?

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A friend is having her children write a little something in a family "pandemic journal" every night. Kind of gives them a sense that one day the pandemic will be over.

Are you going nuts yet? Have a friend who is vulnerable to the effects of the virus? I though these guidelines from an astronaut for productive use of time during isolation were excellent. Starting with risk assessment. (Here are some simple rules for the immunocompromised).

A space capsule can be pretty dang isolating:

A cousin's son, a physician, has the virus. He is in isolation. He's better than he was a week ago and is ramping up his exercise program again. Will probably be in demand when he is resistant to the virus.

It is important to stay productive while in isolation. Choose your projects wisely.

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General tips from Dennis Prager: Watch less news.

Watch less news. Interview and opinion shows on TV and talk radio shows that add to one's understanding of the situation can be valuable. But watching depressing, panic-inducing news about COVID-19 24/7 will only make you jittery, anxious and depressed. It's good for the news networks' ratings, but it's bad for your mental health.

Instead, you can read, talk to friends, watch movies, learn a language, listen to music, start a journal, walk outside, garden or engage in hobbies. Do that project you've never had time to get to. In short, don't preoccupy yourself with the virus.

Timelines

Things are changing every day now. I wonder if putting dates on the records of our personal experiences will be as important as putting dates on the records of public statements and such?

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Music and Dance

Jake Holenhead included this great American dance form, hillbilly clogging, in last week's comments. Not enough social distancing for today. But until we can try that at the next Meet-Up, here's a solo replacement:

And a Canadian challenger:

Hope you have a great weekend.

This is the Thread before the Gardening Thread.

Serving your mid-day open thread needs

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1 Oh how I wish I had tape recorded my parents reminiscences!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 11:24 AM (BiNEL)

2 Nice gams!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at March 28, 2020 11:24 AM (axyOa)

3 Morning Horde!

Posted by: Tonypete at March 28, 2020 11:24 AM (Y4EXg)

4 Mornin' shut-ins!

Have you thought about keeping track of your experiences during this unusual time?

Gave up on that after a few days of writing: "work, soul-crushing boredom-sleep" on every page.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 28, 2020 11:25 AM (KxVoZ)

5 I really need to work on my anti-technology manifesto (on my computer).

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 28, 2020 11:25 AM (Dc2NZ)

6 What a fine mid-day thread!

Posted by: AZ deplorably isolated at March 28, 2020 11:25 AM (kp35W)

7 Oh how I wish I had tape recorded my parents reminiscences!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar

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I recorded my grandparents on tape but the recordings are in bad shape. One day, I'll get them to a sound engineer and have them cleaned up and preserved.

I miss them terribly. It's hard to grasp that now I'm the old people to the kids.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 28, 2020 11:27 AM (Y4EXg)

8 Has the US death toll for WuHan Flu exceeded how many Katrina killed in New Orleans yet?

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 28, 2020 11:27 AM (lY631)

9 I really need to work on my anti-technology manifesto (on my computer).

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 28, 2020 11:25 AM (Dc2NZ)

Quill pens and India ink if you want to write for the ages!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 11:27 AM (BiNEL)

10 Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 11:24 AM
If you can get 2 or 3 aunts and uncles together to talk about old times on tape, it is a great thing.

Posted by: KT at March 28, 2020 11:27 AM (BVQ+1)

11 Old and busted: Rugged individualists unite!!


New and fashionable: Rugged individualists unite at six foot intervals!!

Posted by: Muldoon at March 28, 2020 11:27 AM (m45I2)

12 Somebody special.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 28, 2020 11:27 AM (PUmDY)

13 Fit as a Fiddle

and

Ready for Love

Posted by: garrett at March 28, 2020 11:28 AM (MGDU4)

14 I have actually started a journal. It is a spinoff from my letter I am writing for a time capsule that is being created by my Fraternity (Sigma Chi) at Washington State University. The letter will be among a number of things to be put into place at the new chapter house being built there. It will be opened in 100 years.
Hopefully I will have a great grandson who will be able to read it.
I hope there is somebody to read it...in English and not Chinese.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 28, 2020 11:28 AM (axyOa)

15 Uncle Ted!

Posted by: garrett at March 28, 2020 11:29 AM (MGDU4)

16 I have strong hermit tendencies so this whole thing is right up my wheelhouse. Stay home and stay away from people? Ok. I will endeavor to persevere! I am considered 'essential' so I do have to go into work.

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 28, 2020 11:29 AM (MVR7y)

17 Careful Eris or you'll start posting on MySpace...

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 28, 2020 11:29 AM (lY631)

18 8 Has the US death toll for WuHan Flu exceeded how many Katrina killed in New Orleans yet?
Posted by: Anna Puma at March 28, 2020 11:27 AM (lY631)


Where's Sheppy when we need him?

Posted by: Sooner at March 28, 2020 11:29 AM (Fs5vw)

19 I shoveled shit in Louisiana.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 28, 2020 11:29 AM (NWiLs)

20 I would walk a thousand miles.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 28, 2020 11:29 AM (PUmDY)

21 Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 11:24 AM
If you can get 2 or 3 aunts and uncles together to talk about old times on tape, it is a great thing.

Posted by: KT at March 28, 2020 11:27 AM (BVQ+1)


Yes. But it is so easy to let something like that pass,

and then realize wait, you can't do that anymore.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 11:29 AM (BiNEL)

22 May the good Lord bless you, and keep you.

May He make His face to shine upon you, and bring you peace.

Posted by: Parker at March 28, 2020 11:29 AM (zV/fi)

23 Has the US death toll for WuHan Flu exceeded how many Katrina killed in New Orleans yet?
Posted by: Anna Puma at March 28, 2020 11:27 AM (lY631)

The official or unofficial number? Because the locals all tell me that after the storm it was basically Fallujah for a while there.

Posted by: Vanya at March 28, 2020 11:29 AM (BAsqb)

24 Good morning!

Let's smile and be happy & strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 28, 2020 11:29 AM (u82oZ)

25 >>Posted by: Puddleglum at March 28, 2020 11:29 AM (MVR7y)


Friends are calling it Be Like Garrett, March.

Posted by: garrett at March 28, 2020 11:29 AM (MGDU4)

26 I tell you kid, what did your ol' Grampa did during the Kung Flu Freakout of 2020.

I posted this message on Ace of Spades blog.

The people leading the Kung Flu Freakout are the same ones, Those Guys, who declare every hurricane is the Cat 5 monster storm of the millenia. Run for your lives.
Causing mass panic, the freakout.

When to the storm fizzles into a weak tropical thundershower before it hits land, Those Guys, proudly declare that they did that.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at March 28, 2020 11:30 AM (1g7ch)

27 I've recently begun trying to stimulate my children's interest in poetry. For instance, in order to demonstrate the concept of rhyme scheme, I made up a limerick for them:
The was a chinaman named Foo Man ChooWho ate a bat and caught the fluHe coughed and he coughedUntil he died offRight after his faced turned blue

Posted by: Sirius the Canine Pundit at March 28, 2020 11:30 AM (LBO1U)

28 I work for a defense contractor. They gave us a letter to carry identifying us as 'essential' in case we get stopped and questioned on our way to and from work.

This reminds me of those old WWII movies with the Gestapo stopping people asking for their papers? Or Casablanca?

I thought maybe I should just carry a copy of the constitution!

Posted by: Anonymous guy in Ca at March 28, 2020 11:30 AM (RcMUX)

29 I can't speak for others, but I have no interest in reading stuff by (or watching video of) people who are spending the shutdown period engaged in navel gazing describe for me what their navel looks like.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 28, 2020 11:30 AM (m45I2)

30 Definitely getting bored today thats for sure.

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 11:30 AM (ZCEU2)

31 Has the US death toll for WuHan Flu exceeded how many Katrina killed in New Orleans yet?
Posted by: Anna Puma at March 28, 2020 11:27 AM (lY631)

Almost . Katrina was just over 1800.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 28, 2020 11:30 AM (2DOZq)

32 I hope those gals are practicing responsible fiddle distancing.

Posted by: Dr. Amy at March 28, 2020 11:30 AM (EgshT)

33 Quill pens and India ink if you want to write for the ages!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 11:27 AM (BiNEL)

You also need the old school paper that doesn't turn yellow and disintegrate after ten years.

Posted by: Vanya at March 28, 2020 11:30 AM (BAsqb)

34 I have been trying to resurrect ObamaCare. Here is my solution. Due the shortage of medical ventilators in New York I have invented a Carbon Monoxide Ventilator. This will solve New York's under-supply of ventilators and over-supply of hospital patients. It is brilliant and will bring back O-care.

Posted by: Barkier One at March 28, 2020 11:31 AM (ZA5QI)

35 29 I can't speak for others, but I have no interest in reading stuff by (or watching video of) people who are spending the shutdown period engaged in navel gazing describe for me what their navel looks like.
Posted by: Muldoon at March 28, 2020 11:30 AM (m45I2)

*checks navel*

Fuzzy.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 28, 2020 11:31 AM (NWiLs)

36 8
Has the US death toll for WuHan Flu exceeded how many Katrina killed in New Orleans yet?


Posted by: Anna Puma at March 28, 2020 11:27 AM (lY631)

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Where's Cannibal Bob?

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 11:31 AM (cfSRQ)

37 willowed:
The unexpected consequence of sheltering in place is that I have gained seven pounds. Anyone else ballooning?

Posted by: creeper at March 28, 2020 11:31 AM (XxJt1)

38 Thankfully you are all here

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 11:31 AM (ZCEU2)

39 "Death rates won't peak until after we are demonstrably on the back
side (declining new cases) of the outbreak" Posted by: Muldoon

a maybe 2 week lag to the actual new cases (?) I'd guess.



But my point in using death rate is, new cases are higher now because
hospitals can test on their own in hours, and I'd guess everyone with
symptoms now gets tested.


Before
it may have been everyone that has symptoms AND needs hospital care,
not including the "go home and self-isolate" people. (but I don't know
what the protocols were, that is my impression)

We also need
random tests of the general public, to see if we have many people
infected with mild or no symptoms ... and if they can, random tests for
the antibodies, to get an idea how many are already recovered and now
part of the herd immunity. (as I see it, from a non-medical person perspective)

Posted by: illiniwek at March 28, 2020 11:31 AM (Cus5s)

40 Couple of my cousins interviewed my maternal grandmother over several days coinciding with her 100th birthday (she lived to 105.) Covered everything from her childhood in Italy, through emigration, the Depression, all the wars, all the advances in technology.

They published the transcripts as a book and recorded everything onto DVD.

Really glad they did it. Her mind was still sharp as a tack. She was third oldest of eleven children and outlived all but one sibling.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 28, 2020 11:31 AM (KxVoZ)

41 I've been keeping a journal. Here's what I have so far.


ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES JACK A DULL BOY
ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES JACK A DULL BOY
ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES JACK A DULL BOY
ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES JACK A DULL BOY
ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES JACK A DULL BOY
ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES JACK A DULL BOY

Posted by: JackStraw at March 28, 2020 11:31 AM (ZLI7S)

42 >>I have been trying to resurrect ObamaCare


Great, got a Web Site?

Posted by: garrett at March 28, 2020 11:32 AM (MGDU4)

43 Has the US death toll for WuHan Flu exceeded how many Katrina killed in New Orleans yet?
Posted by: Anna Puma

They are killing and eating each other at the CNN Tower in Atlanta!


Oh the.....well, who would really care?

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at March 28, 2020 11:32 AM (ZCiJZ)

44 Navel status: *Lint free!*

Posted by: Parker at March 28, 2020 11:32 AM (zV/fi)

45 (winnowed)
AoSHQ is the closest thing to a speakeasy that I have.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 28, 2020 11:32 AM (LxTcq)

46
A space capsule can be pretty dang isolating

Where is everybody?

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0734692

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 28, 2020 11:32 AM (aKsyK)

47 I can't speak for others, but I have no interest in
reading stuff by (or watching video of) people who are spending the
shutdown period engaged in navel gazing describe for me what their navel
looks like.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 28, 2020 11:30 AM (m45I2)



*checks navel*



Fuzzy.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 28, 2020 11:31 AM (NWiLs)

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I was cramming the weekly supply run into the fridge and found a bottle of soon-to-expire cherry juice at the back.

Any cocktail advice?

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 11:32 AM (cfSRQ)

48 Throw your precious gifts in the air.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 28, 2020 11:32 AM (PUmDY)

49 The unexpected consequence of sheltering in place is that I have gained seven pounds. Anyone else ballooning?
Posted by: creeper at March 28, 2020 11:31 AM (XxJt1)

Nope. One of the best decisions I made when I bought my house was to turn one bedroom into a weight room.

Posted by: Vanya at March 28, 2020 11:32 AM (BAsqb)

50 37 willowed:
The unexpected consequence of sheltering in place is that I have gained seven pounds. Anyone else ballooning?
Posted by: creeper at March 28, 2020 11:31 AM (XxJt1)

Nope.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 28, 2020 11:32 AM (NWiLs)

51 41
I've been keeping a journal. Here's what I have so far.





ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES JACK A DULL BOY

ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES JACK A DULL BOY

ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES JACK A DULL BOY

ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES JACK A DULL BOY

ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES JACK A DULL BOY

ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES JACK A DULL BOY

Posted by: JackStraw at March 28, 2020 11:31 AM (ZLI7S)

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Ran out of weed, huh?

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 11:33 AM (cfSRQ)

52 Mmm. I love me some chicks with fiddles.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 28, 2020 11:33 AM (XVuno)

53 16 I have strong hermit tendencies so this whole thing is right up my wheelhouse. Stay home and stay away from people? Ok. I will endeavor to persevere! I am considered 'essential' so I do have to go into work.
Posted by: Puddleglum at March 28, 2020 11:29 AM (MVR7y)
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Me too! And I retired from the biz just in time.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 28, 2020 11:33 AM (Dc2NZ)

54 Muldoon

Thank you for your cogent posting on the Wuhan Flu.

We need a new close order command for rugged individualists.

Extended Dress Right, Dress. 6 foot intervals , in a straight line.

Will not work for a FOD walkdown. But for making a statement at a park, sure.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 28, 2020 11:33 AM (u82oZ)

55 No one wants to be Major Tom...

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 28, 2020 11:33 AM (lY631)

56 Searching for toilet paper and rum... but mostly on the hunt for rum.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at March 28, 2020 11:33 AM (pw+jk)

57 19
I shoveled shit in Louisiana.
Posted by: Insomniac


Just to wash the sty?

Doesn't have the same ring to it, somehow.

Posted by: Hierominous Botch at March 28, 2020 11:33 AM (YqED9)

58 What am I doing? Laughing at the idiots who are panicing and hoarding TP.

Posted by: Vic at March 28, 2020 11:34 AM (mpXpK)

59 They are killing and eating each other at the CNN Tower in Atlanta!
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at March 28, 2020 11:32 AM (ZCiJZ)


Thank you for giving me the opportunity to note that CNN Center is - absolutely, verifiably true - built atop the cursed ruins of the Sid and Marty Krofft theme park.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 28, 2020 11:34 AM (t+qrx)

60 The unexpected consequence of sheltering in place is that I have gained seven pounds. Anyone else ballooning?
Posted by: creeper at March 28, 2020 11:31 AM (XxJt1)

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No appetite, and sleeping a lot seems to help shed pounds.

Posted by: SMH - Seriously? at March 28, 2020 11:34 AM (RU4sa)

61 22
May the good Lord bless you, and keep you.



May He make His face to shine upon you, and bring you peace.

Posted by: Parker at March 28, 2020 11:29 AM (zV/fi)

Amen.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 28, 2020 11:34 AM (D3cJf)

62 Dope

Posted by: thathalfrican - sucker free on my phone at March 28, 2020 11:34 AM (IYHxL)

63 I was cramming the weekly supply run into the fridge and found a bottle of soon-to-expire cherry juice at the back.

Any cocktail advice?
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 11:32 AM (cfSRQ)

Not really, other than to discard the bottle of cherry juice to make room for more booze in your fridge.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 28, 2020 11:34 AM (NWiLs)

64 43: They are killing and eating each other at the CNN Tower in Atlanta!


Really? Are they filming it?

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 28, 2020 11:34 AM (MVR7y)

65 >>Ran out of weed, huh?

I keep looking down the hall for two twin girls screaming REDRUM!

Posted by: JackStraw at March 28, 2020 11:34 AM (ZLI7S)

66 The unexpected consequence of sheltering in place is that I have gained seven pounds. Anyone else ballooning?
Posted by: creeper at March 28, 2020 11:31 AM (XxJt1)

Not quite but my choice of diet has definitely gotten worse.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 28, 2020 11:34 AM (2DOZq)

67 >>No one wants to be Major Tom...


If the Protein Pulls came in a Goo, I'd sign up.

Posted by: Mayo Pete at March 28, 2020 11:34 AM (MGDU4)

68 They are killing and eating each other at the CNN Tower in Atlanta!
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at March 28, 2020 11:32 AM (ZCiJZ)


please let there be video
please let there be video

Posted by: Vanya at March 28, 2020 11:34 AM (BAsqb)

69 We also need
random tests of the general public, to see if we have many people
infected with mild or no symptoms ... and if they can, random tests for
the antibodies, to get an idea how many are already recovered and now
part of the herd immunity. (as I see it, from a non-medical person perspective)

Posted by: illiniwek at March 28, 2020 11:31 AM (Cus5s)


I am sure the CDC and NIH will screw the pooch on this as well, but gathering this data would be invaluable for future research.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 11:35 AM (BiNEL)

70 56
Searching for toilet paper and rum... but mostly on the hunt for rum.


Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at March 28, 2020 11:33 AM (pw+jk)

Come to NH. Despite the stay at home order, our state liquor stores are wide open.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 28, 2020 11:35 AM (D3cJf)

71 Bet you are wishing I bought that pinball machine right about now, huh Jack?

Posted by: garrett at March 28, 2020 11:35 AM (MGDU4)

72 ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES JACK A DULL BOY
Posted by: JackStraw


Red Rum!
Red Rum!

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at March 28, 2020 11:35 AM (ZCiJZ)

73 28
I work for a defense contractor. They gave us a letter to carry
identifying us as 'essential' in case we get stopped and questioned on
our way to and from work.



This reminds me of those old WWII movies with the Gestapo stopping people asking for their papers? Or Casablanca?



I thought maybe I should just carry a copy of the constitution!

Posted by: Anonymous guy in Ca at March 28, 2020 11:30 AM (RcMUX)

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During WW II everything was rationed.

When my grandparents got married (grandfather was a navigator on the transatlantic run), their wedding presents consisted of enough gasoline ration cards to get out of NYC for their honeymoon.

She saved some and showed them to me.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 11:35 AM (cfSRQ)

74 Fire on the Mountain is good.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 28, 2020 11:36 AM (u82oZ)

75 Has somebody designed a toilet paper-finding app yet?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 28, 2020 11:36 AM (Dc2NZ)

76 "ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES JACK A DULL BOY"

One way to isolate oneself is to take a long walk in a topiary maze.

Posted by: some guy out west at March 28, 2020 11:36 AM (Jhqq9)

77 I just told my grandchildren "You guys are living in history now, and one day you will be boring your grandchildren about the Virus."

Posted by: obsidian at March 28, 2020 11:36 AM (7+yqP)

78 Here's another thing, if you waited too long; have people write their rememberances of the person that passed.

Also, if you are journaling, it's nice to mention who people are. If you've read old journals, you are left wondering about relationships.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at March 28, 2020 11:37 AM (Lqy/e)

79 >>Fire on the Mountain is good.


Without Donna singing, it's great!

Posted by: garrett at March 28, 2020 11:37 AM (MGDU4)

80 37
willowed:
The unexpected consequence of sheltering in place is that I have gained seven pounds. Anyone else ballooning?


Posted by: creeper at March 28, 2020 11:31 AM (XxJt1)

all the non perishables have carbs....

Posted by: phoenixgirl at March 28, 2020 11:37 AM (0O7c5)

81 22
May the good Lord bless you, and keep you.



May He make His face to shine upon you, and bring you peace.

Posted by: Parker at March 28, 2020 11:29 AM (zV/fi)

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Amen.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 11:37 AM (cfSRQ)

82 55 No one wants to be Major Tom...
Posted by: Anna Puma at March 28, 2020 11:33 AM (lY631)

Considering the implication that he died alone in the cold vacuum of space, certainly not.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 28, 2020 11:38 AM (NWiLs)

83 Uncle Ted's Rustic Cabin Scented Candles....get the whole hermit experience.

Posted by: BignJames at March 28, 2020 11:38 AM (X/Pw5)

84
I hope those gals are practicing responsible fiddle distancing.
Posted by: Dr. Amy


Warning: don't look up "fiddle distancing" in the Urban Dictionary.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 28, 2020 11:38 AM (aKsyK)

85 I listened on YouTube to the letter reading of St. Michael the Archangel and the Marine from 1950 Korea. Very cool

Posted by: Jmel at March 28, 2020 11:38 AM (OeWgo)

86
Almost . Katrina was just over 1800.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 28, 2020 11:30 AM (2DOZq)


We should question even that number. I'm not believing anything coming from the press or the government anymore.


No one wants to talk about anything concerning specifics about these so-called China flu deaths.

The left is using the tobacco/smoking scare tactics with this debacle. It's an old playbook.

Posted by: Sooner at March 28, 2020 11:39 AM (Fs5vw)

87 The unexpected consequence of sheltering in place is that I have gained seven pounds. Anyone else ballooning?
Posted by: creeper
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I've seen you...you could stand to gain those 7 lbs.

Posted by: lin-duh at March 28, 2020 11:39 AM (UUBmN)

88 Katrina killed about 1000 ... that was New Orleans area only iirc. Coronavirus # is 1730, though half of those may have been largely due to other conditions.

Posted by: illiniwek at March 28, 2020 11:39 AM (Cus5s)

89 I'm planning on playing tennis tomorrow. Hopefully the PoPo won't shut me down

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 28, 2020 11:39 AM (2DOZq)

90 It depends on whether or not we defeat the never let a crisis go to waste subversive Bolsheviks.

Posted by: it begins... at March 28, 2020 11:39 AM (lBCgE)

91 Jordan61
If you're here. I responded in last thread.
Willowed, sad...
Give my best to hubs and wish him luck on finding a course to play.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at March 28, 2020 11:40 AM (TYQsd)

92 I was just thinking that I *should* be gaining weight, but I've had very little appetite through all this so maintaining so far...

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 28, 2020 11:40 AM (KxVoZ)

93 I've been watching Yu-toob homemade wine making videos. I've come to the conclusion that most of the makers have been hitting the bottle pretty hard before they started making the tutorials.

Posted by: Downcast at March 28, 2020 11:40 AM (Ed4Rr)

94 "Fire on the mountain,Run, boys, run.Devil's in the house of the rising sun."

And isn't this cool?... autocucumber took it from "house" and finished it properly. Must be an Animals fan.

Posted by: creeper at March 28, 2020 11:40 AM (XxJt1)

95 And gentlemen in England now a-bed
Shall think themselves accurs'd they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought for toilet paper at Target with us upon Saint Crispin's day.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 28, 2020 11:40 AM (XVuno)

96 Warning: don't look up "fiddle distancing" in the Urban Dictionary.



Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 28, 2020 11:38 AM (aKsyK)

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I always take these warnings seriously.

And do not click on links.

Cuts down on my use of eye bleach.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 11:40 AM (cfSRQ)

97
Billy (gazing at his navel): "Gosh, I can't wait to get my driver's license and get a car."

Mother: "Then why do you keep looking at your belly button!?"

Billy: "I was hoping to get an Audi!"

Posted by: Muldoon at March 28, 2020 11:40 AM (m45I2)

98 Strung out on heaven's high, hitting an all-time low...

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 28, 2020 11:40 AM (KxVoZ)

99 Out here on the Left Coast I was in line early for the over 29 group to do early shopping. The place opened at 8 and it was about 7:45.
A young guy approached the line and tried to cut in at the front. An old lady beat him back with her cane. He then tried to cut in again and this time an old man punched him in the face, knocking him down and then kicked him in his man place. After this the kid finally got up and said, "Look, if you don't let me open up, nobody is getting in!"

Posted by: Diogenes at March 28, 2020 11:41 AM (axyOa)

100 JackStraw as long as your not watching a closed resort with wife and kid you will be ok

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 11:41 AM (ZCEU2)

101 I love Youtube Tutorials.


...Wait.

THIS guy did it?

WTF was I worried about?

Gimme that thing...

Posted by: garrett at March 28, 2020 11:41 AM (MGDU4)

102 So is the Fiddle Dance.

Both Ms. Klug and Ms. Mullan have talent.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 28, 2020 11:41 AM (u82oZ)

103 1 Oh how I wish I had tape recorded my parents reminiscences!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 11:24 AM (BiNEL)

Mom's grandson asked her to write about her days as a child. I have it here somewhere. Ice deliveries -- for the icebox.

Posted by: FloridaMan -- still think this is all overreaction at March 28, 2020 11:41 AM (i8YPm)

104 Billy: "I was hoping to get an Audi!"
Posted by: Muldoon at March 28, 2020 11:40 AM (m45I2)

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*wah wah waaaaaaah*

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 28, 2020 11:41 AM (XVuno)

105 I have taken advantage of WFH to ride my horses more last week. And I found I can just shut my upstairs office door and not be distracted. So when this pandemic fear is over I think I'll plan on WFH 2-3 days a week. I've probably been working more hours than when I in to the office.

Also COVID has more people showing stronger TDS on social media, I'll may end up making connections of more folks I can text or email for 'do you want to go ride somewhere' and avoid the cesspit.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at March 28, 2020 11:41 AM (K78+l)

106 Too bad autocucumber couldn't do as well with formatting it did with word selection.

Posted by: creeper at March 28, 2020 11:41 AM (XxJt1)

107 Happy Birthday To Me

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at March 28, 2020 11:41 AM (ExV1e)

108 After this the kid finally got up and said, "Look, if you don't let me open up, nobody is getting in!"
Posted by: Diogenes

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Snort!

My wife showed me that one yesterday. Funny as hell.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 28, 2020 11:42 AM (Y4EXg)

109 Good one, Diogenes!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 28, 2020 11:42 AM (Dc2NZ)

110 I'm making finger paintings from my own poop.

Posted by: Joe Biden at March 28, 2020 11:42 AM (pw+jk)

111 Growing potatoes by the score.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 28, 2020 11:42 AM (PUmDY)

112 You know what sucks about this Early Shopping for the elderly shit?


Try and get a fucking Donut before 10 am.

Posted by: garrett at March 28, 2020 11:43 AM (MGDU4)

113 Happy Birthday Laughing!

Posted by: Tonypete at March 28, 2020 11:43 AM (Y4EXg)

114 After this the kid finally got up and said, "Look, if you don't let me open up, nobody is getting in!"

Posted by: Diogenes at March 28, 2020 11:41 AM (axyOa)

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Nice.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 11:43 AM (cfSRQ)

115 Earlier this week my store had a 'customer' pull a firearm out because we did not open at 7am on the tick.

Local police got involved.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 28, 2020 11:43 AM (lY631)

116 I've been on my home gym for about a year, dumbbells and pull up bar, and I like the results.

I fit into my pants easily after throttling back the junk food, and having done that, any weight I gain over last year are muscular GAAAAAAAAINNNNZZZ.


Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 28, 2020 11:44 AM (LxTcq)

117 Is bad memory a symptom?
Read "the coming plague" about past and projected pandemics. Wasn't there a patient moved using a repurposed freakin space capsule aboard a cargo plane in a past dramatic infection?

Posted by: getting the banned, er, where was I? at March 28, 2020 11:44 AM (8i5lq)

118 Posted by: Sooner at March 28, 2020 11:39 AM (Fs5vw)

Oh I agree. I've posted previously that a number of the Coronavirus deaths are probably recorded like Hurricane deaths . Like killed when falling off a ladder boarding up your house. Hurricane death. Then on cue, there was the fish tank death classified as a Coronavirus death.

First Coronavirus death in Texas was a 90 year guy.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 28, 2020 11:44 AM (2DOZq)

119 115 Earlier this week my store had a 'customer' pull a firearm out because we did not open at 7am on the tick.

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It wasn't Clark Griswold by any chance, was it?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 28, 2020 11:45 AM (XVuno)

120 More people will claim to have survived this virus than claimed to have been at Woodstock








Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at March 28, 2020 11:45 AM (8JqLB)

121 At 90, it's be ME catching the Corona...not the other way around.

Posted by: garrett at March 28, 2020 11:45 AM (MGDU4)

122 Oh how I wish I had tape recorded my parents reminiscences!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 11:24 AM (BiNEL)

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For a college history class, my wife interviewed my grandmother about her experiences in World War II.

We got it on tape, which my wife transcribed. Very cool to have. I'd have never thought to ask her and she said stuff my dad (the eldest kid) never knew.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 11:45 AM (cfSRQ)

123 Aaron's blessing, one of my favorites. Here is the ESV version which is the version I go by.

The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;
the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.

Posted by: lin-duh at March 28, 2020 11:45 AM (UUBmN)

124 "Look, if you don't let me open up, nobody is getting in!"
Posted by: Diogenes

******

Heh!

Posted by: Muldoon at March 28, 2020 11:45 AM (m45I2)

125 Chevy Chase?

Oh the beat down would have been epic if it had.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 28, 2020 11:46 AM (lY631)

126 History repeats itself, and we ain't listening this time neither. Try again later.

Posted by: klaftern at March 28, 2020 11:46 AM (RuIsu)

127 More people will claim to have survived this virus than claimed to have been at Woodstock

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby

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or claimed to be the last Marine helo'd off the roof in Saigon.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 28, 2020 11:46 AM (Y4EXg)

128 First husband worked out a deal with his college history prof to do a family oral history instead of an exam. (This was in the mid 1970s.) We interviewed his grandparents. Maternal grandfather was from a little town near Muscle Shoals, AL. He told about the Depression when he was in the CCC.

Paternal grandmother was a Rumanian immigrant who lived in Detroit. She and her husband sponsored other immigrants who lived with them until they could get out on their own. This, too, was during the Depression and to get by they shared a job in the car factories rotating among them so each man would get at least a day's work periodically.

My husband knew none of this and some of it his parents didn't know either. It would all have been lost without this chance event.

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at March 28, 2020 11:46 AM (fTtFy)

129 Out of the Blue I s brilliant.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 28, 2020 11:46 AM (PUmDY)

130 My part of the house is looking a lot more organized.

I even ran the vacuum cleaner. Without any prompting. I destroyed entire ecosystems as dust solar systems were made into bypasses.

And the outdoors is looking better. Got the south pasture burned.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 28, 2020 11:47 AM (u82oZ)

131 Earlier this week my store had a 'customer' pull a firearm out because we did not open at 7am on the tick.

Local police got involved.
Posted by: Anna Puma at March 28, 2020 11:43 AM (lY631)


I imagine they would here, too.

Disobeying the governor's whims is a very serious offense and carries dire consequences.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 28, 2020 11:47 AM (t+qrx)

132 or claimed to be the last Marine helo'd off the roof in Saigon.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 28, 2020 11:46 AM (Y4EXg)

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It was seared, seared into my memory.

And I still have the hat!

Posted by: John Kerry at March 28, 2020 11:47 AM (cfSRQ)

133 73uring WW II everything was rationed.

When my grandparents got married (grandfather was a navigator on the transatlantic run), their wedding presents consisted of enough gasoline ration cards to get out of NYC for their honeymoon.

She saved some and showed them to me.

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A. H. Lloyd: Thank you for the cool memory. My Dad served in Europe during WWII. He wouldn't talk about it except to say he was on a ship bound for the Panama Canal then the Pacific Theater when news of the Japanese Surrender came thru.

I probably wouldn't be here if not for the A-Bomb.

Posted by: Anonymous guy in Ca at March 28, 2020 11:47 AM (RcMUX)

134 126 History repeats itself, and we ain't listening this time neither. Try again later.
Posted by: klaftern at March 28, 2020 11:46 AM (RuIsu)

History is telling us "Para continuar en Ingles, oprima el numero dos."

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 28, 2020 11:47 AM (NWiLs)

135 Earlier this week my store had a 'customer' pull a firearm out because we did not open at 7am on the tick.


He hates those cans!!!

Posted by: Navin Johnson at March 28, 2020 11:48 AM (EgshT)

136 Posted by: Laughing in Texas at March 28, 2020 11:41 AM

Well we can have a virtual birthday party
Happy birthday!

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 11:49 AM (ZCEU2)

137 Makes my hillbilly heart soar.

I love, love, love mountain music and blue grass.

Posted by: Gem at March 28, 2020 11:49 AM (65i3Q)

138 My husband knew none of this and some of it his
parents didn't know either. It would all have been lost without this
chance event.

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at March 28, 2020 11:46 AM (fTtFy)

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This reminds me: Big thanks to Muldoon! The diary excerpts are awesome.

Much appreciated.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 11:49 AM (cfSRQ)

139 Thunder, long roll

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 11:49 AM (ZCEU2)

140 Out of left field.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 28, 2020 11:50 AM (PUmDY)

141 I recorded my grandparents on tape but the recordings are in bad shape. One day, I'll get them to a sound engineer and have them cleaned up and preserved.

I miss them terribly. It's hard to grasp that now I'm the old people to the kids.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 28, 2020 11:27 AM (Y4EXg)
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The Digital Convert on Lincoln Avenue in Chicago does fantastic work with old movies. I don't know about audio tapes but maybe?

Posted by: Boots at March 28, 2020 11:50 AM (oGBso)

142 A video of Mairead Nesbitt, the blonde violinist from Celtic Woman, would be appreciated.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius i/b] at March 28, 2020 11:50 AM (rpbg1)

143 Happy birthday Living in Texas!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at March 28, 2020 11:50 AM (axyOa)

144
Earlier this week my store had a 'customer' pull a firearm out because we did not open at 7am on the tick.



Local police got involved.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 28, 2020 11:43 AM (lY631)



I imagine they would here, too.



Disobeying the governor's whims is a very serious offense and carries dire consequences.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 28, 2020 11:47 AM (t+qrx)

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Yep. If I get caught violating my governor's quarantine, I'll shoot the cop. The penalty will be less.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at March 28, 2020 11:50 AM (pw+jk)

145 Happy Birfthday laughing in Texas!!! Is it your 29th?

Posted by: lin-duh at March 28, 2020 11:50 AM (UUBmN)

146 Thanks Boots - I'll check them out!

Posted by: Tonypete at March 28, 2020 11:50 AM (Y4EXg)

147 >>I love, love, love mountain music and blue grass.



Like grandma used to play?

Posted by: Lucille at March 28, 2020 11:51 AM (MGDU4)

148 I'm cleaning the house. It smells better already.

Posted by: ALH at March 28, 2020 11:51 AM (NP5PC)

149 We just got a basset hound puppy, so not only are we stuck at home, but we're not sleeping and have bloody ankles.

Paper towel supply is dwindling rapidly.

Posted by: Beefy Meatball at March 28, 2020 11:51 AM (sty7e)

150 Funny story?

Guy asks for help to find the sidewalk chalk. Show him the aisle in toys and he mentions having to entertain the kids. Suggested he don't get the glitter then. He answers, "or the slime."

So I expect there will be some parenting horror stories to come out of this.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 28, 2020 11:51 AM (lY631)

151 Laughing in Texas

Happy Birthday. Make that aluminum foil coated hat dance in the light of the candles.

I will not sing. I use that talent to get an entire group of school-age children to unite in asking me not to sing.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 28, 2020 11:51 AM (u82oZ)

152 I'm cleaning the house. It smells better already.
Posted by: ALH at March 28, 2020 11:51 AM (NP5PC)


And don't think we haven't noticed.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 28, 2020 11:51 AM (t+qrx)

153 139
Thunder, long roll

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 11:49 AM (ZCEU2)

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I woke last night to the sound of thunder. How far off, I sat and wondered. Started humming a song from 1962. Strange how the night moves.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 11:51 AM (cfSRQ)

154 "Do that project you've never had time to get to. In short, don't preoccupy yourself with the virus."

good plan ... half retired, I get to spend half my day doing such projects anyway, and don't listen to "news" ... but I do spend a lot of time understanding the details of the current DeepState war and its many tentacles. or attempting to see behind the wizard's curtain.


imo, in times like these, the contributors like Ace and others here are needed more than ever. Because the dis-info campaigns and "never let a crisis go to waste" people are always running their operations. Exposing them constantly is how their media stranglehold on "news" is broken.


Not being swallowed with despair from their lies is another thing entirely. imo we have to stay engaged with true details, or we get swallowed by the fake-News. Sort of a "Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil" strategy. Passivity is not enough ... active "resistance", or maybe outright hostility to the attacks, is the order of the day. imo

Posted by: illiniwek at March 28, 2020 11:52 AM (Cus5s)

155 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge at March 28, 2020 11:52 AM (Zz0t1)

156 Rhode Island plans to send the National Guard out to knock door-to-door in an attempt to hunt down anyone who has arrived in the tiny state from New York City during the coronavirus pandemic. State police, meanwhile, have begun pulling over cars with New York state plates.

Gov. Gina Raimondo said anyone traveling there from New York will be ordered to undergo a 14-day quarantine and could face fines or even jail time if they're found to not comply.


Our Troll is the Governor of Rhode Island?

Posted by: Sponge at March 28, 2020 11:53 AM (Zz0t1)

157 I was cramming the weekly supply run into the fridge and found a bottle of soon-to-expire cherry juice at the back.

Any cocktail advice?
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020


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1) Pour out the cherry juice. (To me cherry-flavored anything tastes like the cherry-flavored cough medicine my mother forced down me when I was small.)

2) Pour favorite liquor over ice.

3) Enjoy.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius i/b] at March 28, 2020 11:53 AM (rpbg1)

158 Posted by: lin-duh at March 28, 2020 11:50 AM (UUBmN)

2*(29)-2

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at March 28, 2020 11:53 AM (ExV1e)

159 And like that...3 hours of my day has passed by here...

Posted by: lin-duh at March 28, 2020 11:53 AM (UUBmN)

160 "journalists" are viruses. We must exterminate them.

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at March 28, 2020 11:53 AM (CLteG)

161 Happy birthday, Laughing in Texas!

Posted by: Notsothoreau at March 28, 2020 11:54 AM (Lqy/e)

162 Well it is a very small state, so should be done by 2pm today...

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 28, 2020 11:54 AM (lY631)

163 That fought for toilet paper at Target with us upon Saint Crispin's day.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 28, 2020 11:40 AM (XVuno)

If we're still doing this by October I'm drinking fish tank cleaner!!!

Posted by: Gem at March 28, 2020 11:54 AM (65i3Q)

164 Was there any toilet paper at Woodstock?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 28, 2020 11:54 AM (aKsyK)

165 Happy B-Day LaughingInTexas from Texas!!!

Hope your secluded day is a great one.

Posted by: Sponge at March 28, 2020 11:54 AM (Zz0t1)

166 I can tell you about ice. We got our first refrig when I was four...a GE that for all I know is still chilling a keg if beer somewhere. Prior to that our perishables went in an ice box. We were too poor to afford delivery. Daddy stopped at the icehouse every few days. In the trunk of the car (1947 P!ymouth) he kept ice tongs and a tarp to wrap the ice block in while we drove the five miles home. That ice box was where we kept the bag of white margarine that you had to knead a capsule of coloring into so it could be the appropriate yellow.

My older brother was detailed to empty the drip pan. It was easy to figure out when he'd forgotten. I can still hear the slap of the screen door as he hauled the drip pan outside.

Posted by: creeper at March 28, 2020 11:54 AM (XxJt1)

167 For a college history class, my wife interviewed my grandmother about her experiences in World War II.

We got it on tape, which my wife transcribed. Very cool to have. I'd have never thought to ask her and she said stuff my dad (the eldest kid) never knew.


Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 11:45 AM

***

Reminds me of the time I was a freshman in college and I brought home some of my ROTC gear (no idea why I did...I think we were going camping) and my future MNL grabbed my sleeping bag (the Army mummy bag) and started turning it inside out and looking for the tags. She finally found it and said "Well Sumbich! (She's from Oklahoma) I made this bag!"
Turns out she worked at the Jantzen woolen mills in Vancouver and they had a contract to turn out sleeping bags for the troops in WWII. She worked the job for a year. It still had her section number and date stamp on it.

Tells ya how modern our stuff was in ROTC!

Posted by: Diogenes at March 28, 2020 11:54 AM (axyOa)

168 149
We just got a basset hound puppy, so not only are we stuck at home, but we're not sleeping and have bloody ankles.



Paper towel supply is dwindling rapidly.

Posted by: Beefy Meatball at March 28, 2020 11:51 AM (sty7e)

aw......what did you name him/her?

Posted by: phoenixgirl at March 28, 2020 11:55 AM (0O7c5)

169 The victorious Crusaders returning from the east with lances held high. 20 or so rolls of TP on each one.

Posted by: klaftern at March 28, 2020 11:55 AM (RuIsu)

170 Katrina killed about 1000 ... that was New Orleans area only iirc.

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And half of them was ate.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 28, 2020 11:55 AM (+y/Ru)

171 2*(29)-2
Posted by: Laughing in Texas
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What is this strange text you write??? Is it witchcraft???

Posted by: lin-duh at March 28, 2020 11:55 AM (UUBmN)

172 How my dad (106) survived the Spanish flu, Greg Palkot.

"Those who drank whiskey escaped the flu," Dad recalls his mother Mamie suggesting, "those who did not, succumbed."


http://tinyurl.com/wj269wq

Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2020 11:55 AM (obh/i)

173 > Gov. Gina Raimondo said anyone traveling there from New York will be ordered to undergo a 14-day quarantine and could face fines or even jail time if they're found to not comply.

Our Troll is the Governor of Rhode Island?
Posted by: Sponge at March 28, 2020 11:53 AM (Zz0t1)


Also, the dean of students at the smoking crater that used to be Oberlin.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 28, 2020 11:56 AM (t+qrx)

174 >>We just got a basset hound puppy


Velveteen Ears!

Posted by: garrett at March 28, 2020 11:56 AM (MGDU4)

175 The Fire On The Mountain thing with cowboy boots was great. Looked much more natural than the Irish vaudeville thing that followed.

Posted by: t-bird at March 28, 2020 11:56 AM (Zo1XC)

176 Big Segar fan, corny, I know.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 28, 2020 11:56 AM (PUmDY)

177 Anna Puma

Wow. Pulled a gun to open the store?

We have a large number of people who are not taking the rough with the smooth. Self-reliance and a plucky attitude is getting rarer.

I see the coursing social clime here, as the County goes into lockdown, for 2 cases in county, no deaths, and all the cases reported show lack of communal spread.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 28, 2020 11:56 AM (u82oZ)

178 I need to sprinkle carpet fresh and vacuum the place.

I also need to do something creative. I haven't written any fiction since early February. Last night I watched an old classic B and W film with Gary Merrill and Bette Davis, Phone Call From a Stranger, which is a drama with a little comedy, not a thriller, despite the title. It started me thinking about air travel in the late '40s and early '50s.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius i/b] at March 28, 2020 11:56 AM (rpbg1)

179 I need to unload the truck. I bought potting soil to put in a small space to grow greens. But that's all changed. It's too much weight at the back of the truck and the guy that said he'd help hasn't shown. I will not overdo, but it's gotta be done.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at March 28, 2020 11:56 AM (Lqy/e)

180 jeez anna....that's nuts......

Posted by: phoenixgirl at March 28, 2020 11:57 AM (0O7c5)

181 Posted by: lin-duh at March 28, 2020 11:55 AM (UUBmN)

I figured since Kaczynski was mentioned that it was safe.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at March 28, 2020 11:57 AM (ExV1e)

182 I bought Daniel DeFoe's A JOURNAL OF THE PLAGUE YEAR hoping it would shed some light on the current unpleasantness. I had to give it up after about 50 pages. The syntax was just too unfamiliar that it made no sense.

Posted by: Simon Jester at March 28, 2020 11:58 AM (Axzal)

183 >>I need to unload the truck. I bought potting soil to put in a small space to grow greens. But that's all changed. It's too much weight at the back of the truck and the guy that said he'd help hasn't shown. I will not overdo, but it's gotta be done.


Got a wheelbarrow?

If so, maybe slide the bags to the tailgate and then cut them and fill the barrow or slide them into it full.

Takes a lot of the load off your back that way.

Posted by: garrett at March 28, 2020 11:58 AM (MGDU4)

184 99 - Diogenes

That was funny! Thank you for a laugh! I was in line at 6:45 this morning at Von's in Huntington Beach for TP. Scored an 18 pack of Northern!

As long as we can laugh at this we'll be ok.

Posted by: Anonymous Guy in Ca at March 28, 2020 11:58 AM (RcMUX)

185 We just got a basset hound puppy, so not only are we stuck at home, but we're not sleeping and have bloody ankles.



Paper towel supply is dwindling rapidly.

Posted by: Beefy Meatball at March 28, 2020 11:51 AM (sty7e)

Our basset was such a gentle roly-poly I can't even imagine bloody ankles, but we took her in as a senior when her family had a child who was allergic to dogs. She was with us for three years.

Posted by: Gem at March 28, 2020 11:59 AM (65i3Q)

186 The New York Times parroting the phony numbers of the Chinese Politburo: "The US Now Leads The World In Coronavirus Cases", the Times claimed without evidence.

To which professional patient Hillary Jezebel Clinton rejoined: "He did promise "America First"."

I bet she was up 'til 3 a.m. writing that joke.

The same Times article has reporter Julia Ioffe asking questions. Unfortunately, the question is this: "Who is the shithole country now?"

You can just feel the patriotism dripping of that tweet from here, can't you?

So to answer the Commie brat without further ado, and with a tip of the hat to a comedian who asked that we not use his name Jeff Foxworthy, we present:

You may be a shithole country if...

...your President-for-Life has almost as many medals as John Kerry applied for.
...the hurricane you experienced 30 years ago is still a front-page national emergency.
...machetes are placed on the right with the salad fork.
...all press reports start by praising your country's Menshevik medical system.
...your Transport Ministry classifies a llama as a "muscle car".
...your National Fragrance is musk ox.
...the hit of the Boat Show is the exciting new Twin Outboard Water Buffalo 2000!
...even gypsies refuse to steal your children.
...nerve gas just went up to $2.89 per gallon self-serve.
...All the cool American college students put your Gestapo Chief's picture on their t-shirts.

You may be a shithole country if...

...your Number #1 pizza topping is tree bark.
...Dick Durbin and Bob Mueller scrubbed all references to your culture from the FBI's counter-terrorism manuals on orders from the local Muslim Brotherhood, Oval Office Chapter.
...college professors insist we adopt your country's political system, even though you just ate Sunday brunch from a dumpster.
...your nation's entire GDP is based on Deepak Chopra successfully bilking lonely widows.
...the .50 caliber machine guns you just bought out of the back of a stolen Lexus in Juarez say "Courtesy of Eric Holder".
...the secret ingredient in your country's hot dogs: a hot dog.
...your national Rock-Throwing Team has dominated the Olympic Medal count for the last fifty years.

You may be a shithole country if...

...your dictators, criminals and terrorists got their nukes from Obama, their machine guns from Holder, their small arms from Hillary, their censorship from Facebook and their excuses from the Mainstream Fake News.
..."Snakes on a Plane!" is both the in-flight movie and the motto painted on the tail-fin of your national airline.
...you want to sacrifice a 9 year-old virgin to the volcano but they're all happily married.
...Liam Neeson is rescuing his daughter from your extended family.
...your State-Run Media isn't must-see TV--it's Must-Watch.
...your Entertainment Industry is powered by dung-fired power plants. And the entertainment consists of watching the dung fire.

And finally, you may be a shithole country if...

...your banana republic's cabinet ministers openly took bribes while the "independent" press stared at their shoes as the former el Presidente wiretapped political opponents in collusion with the National Police Force in order to rig the last election and...oh, wait a damn minuto...

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at March 28, 2020 11:59 AM (Ndje9)

187 Beethoven Moonlight Sonata for an old elephant.

https://tinyurl.com/sk7q4xp

Posted by: JackStraw at March 28, 2020 11:59 AM (ZLI7S)

188 Standards of living, rising daily.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 28, 2020 12:00 PM (PUmDY)

189 The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;
the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.

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Well, it's no live long and prosper.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 28, 2020 12:00 PM (+y/Ru)

190 On the BBC, reporting building a new hospital. But who will staff it? They had 100,000 NHS vacancies even before the virus. Love that socialized medicine.

Posted by: FloridaMan -- still think this is all overreaction at March 28, 2020 12:00 PM (i8YPm)

191 Now to find that magic woman who plays Chess and the Fiddle.

Posted by: Sapwolf at March 28, 2020 12:01 PM (nuv3n)

192 Her name is Sophie. She's 8 weeks old and weighs 10 lbs. She's a little spitfire.

Posted by: Beefy Meatball at March 28, 2020 12:01 PM (sty7e)

193 My mom was born in 1916. I remember a lot of my mother's oral history, but I never recorded her, and wish now I'd asked more about movies and everyday life in the later '20s and into the '30s and '40s.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius i/b] at March 28, 2020 12:01 PM (rpbg1)

194 I have a big, two wheeled wheelbarrow. (I may take it with me if I have room). I'm going to pull the truck forward, so the tailgate is close to the front gate, drag the bags into the wheelbarrow, then dump at the front of the yard by the fence. If I burn out, I'll finish up tomorrow.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at March 28, 2020 12:01 PM (Lqy/e)

195 192
Her name is Sophie. She's 8 weeks old and weighs 10 lbs. She's a little spitfire.

Posted by: Beefy Meatball at March 28, 2020 12:01 PM (sty7e)

sophie!!!

Posted by: phoenixgirl at March 28, 2020 12:01 PM (0O7c5)

196 182 I bought Daniel DeFoe's A JOURNAL OF THE PLAGUE YEAR hoping it would shed some light on the current unpleasantness. I had to give it up after about 50 pages. The syntax was just too unfamiliar that it made no sense.
Posted by: Simon Jester at March 28, 2020 11:58 AM (Axzal)

Mark Steyn is narrating this the current Tales of Our Times series. I read it many years ago and rememberstruggling a bit; audible is much better.

There's probably a free audible out there you could try.

Posted by: Gem at March 28, 2020 12:02 PM (65i3Q)

197 Chores await.

Have a blessed day, everyone.

Last night Ben Had asked us to say "I love you" to someone special. She has good advice.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 28, 2020 12:02 PM (u82oZ)

198 Happy Birthday, Laughing in Texas. Keep on laughing...and having birthdays.

Posted by: creeper at March 28, 2020 12:02 PM (XxJt1)

199 Got a wheelbarrow?

If so, maybe slide the bags to the tailgate and then cut them and fill the barrow or slide them into it full.

Takes a lot of the load off your back that way.

Posted by: garrett at March 28, 2020 11:58 AM (MGDU4)



Or back the truck to your designated spot and roll the bags off the tailgate.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2020 12:02 PM (obh/i)

200 I saw Chess and the Fiddle open for Hootie and the Blowfish at the Universal Amphitheater in '79.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 28, 2020 12:03 PM (XVuno)

201 To which professional patient Hillary Jezebel Clinton rejoined: "He did promise "America First"."

I bet she was up 'til 3 a.m. writing that joke.


The weird thing is- it's actually funny! Of course, it's easy for me to laugh because I live with the belief that her crimes will be exposed and it is her astounding greed which has down the most to expose the system.

Posted by: t-bird at March 28, 2020 12:03 PM (8ruUE)

202 So far that has been the only nuttiness besides watching a line form on the grocery side as people wait for the TP and Lysol to unload. The bottled water shortage is over for the moment.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 28, 2020 12:03 PM (lY631)

203 As long as we can laugh at this we'll be ok.

Posted by: Anonymous Guy in Ca at March 28, 2020 11:58 AM



Concur.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 28, 2020 12:05 PM (axyOa)

204 183 >>I need to unload the truck. I bought potting soil to put in a small space to grow greens. But that's all changed. It's too much weight at the back of the truck and the guy that said he'd help hasn't shown. I will not overdo, but it's gotta be done.

what kinda truck and how much weight ?

trucks can hold more than you think

I put 3K-3.5K of washed stone and other crap all the time in my in my Chevy 2500 hd

sometimes 4K of water

If you can, just back it up where you want it and shovel off

Posted by: REDACTED at March 28, 2020 12:05 PM (rpxSz)

205 To which professional patient Hillary Jezebel Clinton rejoined: "He did promise "America First"."

I bet she was up 'til 3 a.m. writing that joke.

-
I'd tell her to not quit her day job but she hasn't got one.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 28, 2020 12:05 PM (+y/Ru)

206 199 Got a wheelbarrow?

Thought they were all requisitioned to carry the dead?

Posted by: getting the banned back together socialist distancing at March 28, 2020 12:06 PM (5eI4d)

207 203 As long as we can laugh at this we'll be ok.

Posted by: Anonymous Guy in Ca at March 28, 2020 11:58 AM


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It didn't work for the passengers on the Titanic.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 28, 2020 12:06 PM (XVuno)

208 Is it in bags or loose ?

Posted by: REDACTED at March 28, 2020 12:06 PM (rpxSz)

209 "I am sure the CDC and NIH will screw the pooch on this as well, but gathering this data would be invaluable for future research." Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar

At first they were saying "the public doesn't need masks" and/or "masks don't work". But they may have been covering up their own neglect, and hoping to collect enough masks for the health care workers, as panicked masses buy in bulk.


I'm wondering how much of Trump's desire/plan to open U.S. back up for business in #2weeks has to do with the supply lines catching up ... masks/PPEs, the hydroxychloroquine supplies, Z-Paks. Trump tries to calm people, media is intent on driving the hysteria, and hence the panic buying means production can't keep up.

Posted by: illiniwek at March 28, 2020 12:06 PM (Cus5s)

210 Happy Birthday To Me
Posted by: Laughing in Texas

Happy Birthday !

Posted by: JT at March 28, 2020 12:07 PM (arJlL)

211 Those who drank whiskey escaped the flu," Dad recalls his mother Mamie suggesting, "those who did not, succumbed."


http://tinyurl.com/wj269wq
Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2020 11:55 AM (obh/i

John Dodge drank a boatload but couldn't stop Dr Death. Horace recovered from the flu but died shortly after to cirrhosis of the liver.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 28, 2020 12:07 PM (2DOZq)

212 illiniwek,
I do not believe it was mere coincidence that I just happened to finish a Bible study on
Ephesians 6:10-20. Our last session was the Wednesday before everything was shut down.

Posted by: lin-duh at March 28, 2020 12:07 PM (UUBmN)

213 Speaking of animals, my white-and-black Siberian cat, Chekov, is undergoing a rejuvenation. Sort of. He's 12, and has had . . . uh, digestive issues . . . for several years. On my vet's advice, I've tried all sorts of cat foods. Recently I brought him (and his adopted brother Wolf) some Instinct brand limited ingredient rabbit dry chow. Things began to improve a little.

Then I brought them the canned rabbit pate. Chekov is now turning into a pushy piglet: He wants his share plus Wolf's, and is always hanging around me in the kitchen, something he rarely did before. As for his "issues," things seem better than in a long time. And he plays more energetically than he has in a while.

The odd thing is that I tried this canned rabbit stuff on him before, and he would sniff at it, eat a little, then walk off. Twelve hours later his bowl had to be washed to remove the old dried food before I could feed his next meal.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius i/b] at March 28, 2020 12:07 PM (rpbg1)

214 https://preview.tinyurl.com/rqoxpl3

Listed under things I did not know.

They were brothers.

Posted by: Infidel at March 28, 2020 12:08 PM (I664Y)

215 Bags are like 40 lbs

even if its a 1/2 ton

should be able to shoulder 50-60 bags

just dont drive on the road too much

Posted by: REDACTED at March 28, 2020 12:08 PM (rpxSz)

216 131
Earlier this week my store had a 'customer' pull a firearm out because we did not open at 7am on the tick.



Local police got involved.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 28, 2020 11:43 AM (lY631)



I imagine they would here, too.



Disobeying the governor's whims is a very serious offense and carries dire consequences.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 28, 2020 11:47 AM (t+qrx)


This is a felony in SC.


Posted by: Vic at March 28, 2020 12:08 PM (mpXpK)

217 A space capsule can be pretty dang isolating:

Should be required viewing. Very succinct. You have new constraints- don't fight them, include them.

Posted by: t-bird at March 28, 2020 12:08 PM (oTMWb)

218 Ephesians 6:10-20. Our last session was the Wednesday before everything was shut down.

Posted by: lin-duh at March 28, 2020 12:07 PM



One of my favorites!

Posted by: Diogenes at March 28, 2020 12:09 PM (axyOa)

219 Earlier this week my store had a 'customer' pull a firearm out because we did not open at 7am on the tick.

titty bars open at 7 am

how kewl

Posted by: REDACTED at March 28, 2020 12:09 PM (rpxSz)

220 Hysteria is the quintessence of the Donk Cabal. Or something.

Posted by: klaftern at March 28, 2020 12:10 PM (RuIsu)

221 if you're going to shovel it off, take your tailgate off

Posted by: REDACTED at March 28, 2020 12:10 PM (rpxSz)

222 208 Is it in bags or loose ?
Posted by: REDACTED at March 28, 2020 12:06 PM (rpxSz)
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African or European?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 28, 2020 12:11 PM (Dc2NZ)

223 This reminds me of those old WWII movies with the Gestapo stopping people asking for their papers? Or Casablanca?

I thought maybe I should just carry a copy of the constitution!
Posted by: Anonymous guy in Ca at March 28, 2020 11:30 AM (RcMUX)

When the WuFlu Gestapo stop you and demand your papers, just hand them a roll of Charmin. "Gut. Alles ist en Ordnung."

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 28, 2020 12:11 PM (miJU3)

224 Thought they were all requisitioned to carry the dead?

Posted by: getting the banned back together socialist distancing at March 28, 2020 12:06 PM (5eI4d)

*snort*

Posted by: creeper at March 28, 2020 12:11 PM (XxJt1)

225 I saw Chess and the Fiddle open for Hootie and the Blowfish at the Universal Amphitheater in '79.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 28, 2020


*
*

The Universal Amphitheater?

"Have you ever had a rubber biscuit?

"A rubber biscuit is the kind of a biscuit that's supposed to bounce back off the wall into your mouth. If it don't bounce back . . .

"You go hungry! Bow bow bow!"

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius i/b] at March 28, 2020 12:11 PM (rpbg1)

226 203
As long as we can laugh at this we'll be ok.



Posted by: Anonymous Guy in Ca at March 28, 2020 11:58 AM




Concur.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 28, 2020 12:05 PM (axyOa)

---
One can argue the nature of the risk, and what policies might have worked better, but at the end of the day, we just have to get through it.

I choose to be upbeat rather than get angry. Plus, it's spring!

I'm enjoying seeing all the families going on walks together. We've lived here for 9 years and I've never seen so many people walking around, kids playing outdoors.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 12:11 PM (cfSRQ)

227 Alex the Chick:
"The trillion dollar coin needs an otter on top of a bald eagle. The other side has the IT clown."

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 28, 2020 12:11 PM (LxTcq)

228 I do not believe it was mere coincidence that I just happened to finish a Bible study on
Ephesians 6:10-20.


Is that the Armor of God one? I sure am seeing that a lot these days.

Posted by: t-bird at March 28, 2020 12:11 PM (mhs6e)

229 Its noon, can we start drinking yet?

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 12:12 PM (ZCEU2)

230 Lower the tailgate, back up fast as possible, slam on the brakes. It will all slide out

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at March 28, 2020 12:12 PM (8JqLB)

231 fuck it

where do you live ?

Posted by: REDACTED at March 28, 2020 12:13 PM (rpxSz)

232 Correcting my sig

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius [i/b] at March 28, 2020 12:13 PM (rpbg1)

233 Ha! I would like to see those fancy fillharmonica fiddlers fiddle and dance.



Posted by: Good Ole Boy at March 28, 2020 12:13 PM (ofIwF)

234 correction no 2

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 28, 2020 12:14 PM (rpbg1)

235 230 Lower the tailgate, back up fast as possible, slam on the brakes. It will all slide out
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at March 28, 2020 12:12 PM (8JqLB)

--------

Newtonian physics FTW!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 28, 2020 12:14 PM (XVuno)

236 African or European?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 28, 2020 12:11 PM (Dc2NZ)

I can always rely on you, no ?

Posted by: REDACTED at March 28, 2020 12:14 PM (rpxSz)

237 T-bird,
Yes it is the Armor of GOD one.

Posted by: lin-duh at March 28, 2020 12:15 PM (UUBmN)

238 I am now up to 27 diseases self diagnosed on the WebMD site.
Strangely, no coven19.
Was up to 28 but it turns out hand scabies was just excessive hand washing.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at March 28, 2020 12:15 PM (e1mEI)

239 A trillion dollar coin needs Pelosi's mug on one side.

Posted by: FloridaMan -- still think this is all overreaction at March 28, 2020 12:15 PM (i8YPm)

240 Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at March 28, 2020 12:15 PM (e1mEI)

----------


We should meet for drinks.

Posted by: Walt Disney's Frozen Head at March 28, 2020 12:16 PM (XVuno)

241 I don't have any children anywhere but i did stay at the Holiday Inn last night.

Real history is rated X. Nobody should know any history till they are 18.

That way kids will study history all on their own.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 28, 2020 12:16 PM (9PtLS)

242 When the WuFlu Gestapo stop you and demand your papers, just hand them a roll of Charmin. "Gut. Alles ist en Ordnung."

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 28, 2020 12:11 PM (miJU3)

---
What you need are letters of transit, signed by General DeGaulle.

(Interestingly, the French subtitles say "General Weygand," which is more historically accurate.)

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 12:16 PM (cfSRQ)

243 I am now up to 27 diseases self diagnosed on the WebMD site.
Strangely, no coven19.
Was up to 28 but it turns out hand scabies was just excessive hand washing.
Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at March 28, 2020


*
*

I always thought scrapie sounded interesting.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 28, 2020 12:16 PM (rpbg1)

244 Skip, you waited until noon?

My coffee pot died this morning. Had to adapt and improvise.

The Bailey's helped.

Posted by: Infidel at March 28, 2020 12:16 PM (I664Y)

245 Modern problem solving:
Reductio ad absurdum is usually a good start.

Posted by: klaftern at March 28, 2020 12:17 PM (RuIsu)

246 Governor said we could go for a walk here in the People's Socialist Paradise of Washington state. However there are many posting no walking or biking or boating. However half of the state is still going to work. I must stay home while the other half still have a life.

Posted by: Not a Socialist at March 28, 2020 12:17 PM (77Hvr)

247 229
Its noon, can we start drinking yet?

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 12:12 PM (ZCEU2)

---
What do you mean, "start?"

Posted by: Hillary at March 28, 2020 12:17 PM (cfSRQ)

248 Was up to 28 but it turns out hand scabies was just excessive hand washing.
Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew


I read that as hand babies.

Posted by: Infidel at March 28, 2020 12:18 PM (I664Y)

249 Its noon, can we start drinking yet?

Just opened the first one.

Posted by: I Am No One at March 28, 2020 12:18 PM (uOouc)

250

In a bid to spread awareness about the severity of the Coronavirus pandemic as people continue to defy the lockdown orders, the Tamil Nadu Police has come up with an innovative method to make the defaulters understand the importance of staying home.

The police has collaborated with a local artist named Gowtham to design a helmet that looks like the virus.

https://tinyurl.com/wjzgne4

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 28, 2020 12:18 PM (aKsyK)

251 Still, even with the best modern care, even with for example dramatically more efficient and effective administration of oxygen than in 1918, the mortality rate for ARDS* patients in different studies ranges from 40 to 60 percent. Without intensive care - and hospitals have few beds in intensive-care units - the mortality rate would approach 100 percent.

(In 2003 a new coronavirus that causes SARS, "Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome," appeared in China and spread quickly around the world. Coronaviruses cause and estimated 15 to 30 percent of all colds, and like the influenza virus, infect epithelial cells. When the coronavirus that is SARS does kill , if often kills through ARDS, although since the virus replicates much more slowly than influenza, death from ARDS can come several weeks after the first symptoms.[i/]

pg 250-251. The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History. John M. Barry. Penguin Books. 2005.

*ARDS - Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 28, 2020 12:19 PM (lY631)

252 I put myself in the barrel last night in the ONT after admitting I went to Total Whine for Scotch Vaccine.
The other option was Bevmo which is headquartered in SF so I don't know which is worse. It was half the price of Safeway (which sucks too) Was just trying to save some money on Vaccine.

Posted by: DBCooper at March 28, 2020 12:19 PM (bttOm)

253 Was there any toilet paper at Woodstock?


*******

Might explain why they were warned not to take the brown acid.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 28, 2020 12:22 PM (m45I2)

254 1
Oh how I wish I had tape recorded my parents reminiscences!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 11:24 AM (BiNEL)


I
have a small case full of letters my Mother and Father sent to each
other during WWII. They were newlyweds when he went over in early 1942.
I've had them for almost 10 years. Trying to sum up enough courage to
read them.

Posted by: Good Ole Boy at March 28, 2020 12:22 PM (ofIwF)

255
Those dancing babes could fiddle me through a lonely day and lonely night Yee Haw..are they touring all the shutins I'm # 5.
Indeedy they are fit as a fiddle but they are no Stradivarius!

Posted by: saf at March 28, 2020 12:23 PM (5IHGB)

256 249 Its noon, can we start drinking yet?


Ill take "unaware of the concept of catching up", Alex

for a thousand

Posted by: REDACTED at March 28, 2020 12:23 PM (rpxSz)

257 How is everyone doing today?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 28, 2020 12:23 PM (QrImU)

258 Gave up on that after a few days of writing: "work, soul-crushing boredom-sleep" on every page.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 28, 2020 11:25 AM (KxVoZ)


I mentioned to a friend I haven't talked to for a while, when she asked how I was that I was fine other than I hate my job and it is killing me.

She said she was sorry to hear I was back there again.

I realized I have been saying this for years, and I am now officially boring about how much I hate my job.

I love her so much as a friend. She is the only friend I have who will actually call me on my stupid. She is the one who will catch me in the nth iteration of "ZZTZZ - OW!" and ask me if that was what I was intending.

Most of the other people I know will just keep count.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 28, 2020 12:23 PM (6rS3m)

259 Posted by: DBCooper at March 28, 2020 12:19 PM (bttOm)

Don't be so hard on yourself. Times like these can make any man backslide a bit on his principles.

Which is why I'm so meticulous about not having any.

Posted by: I Am No One at March 28, 2020 12:24 PM (uOouc)

260 253 Was there any toilet paper at Woodstock?


Who

Posted by: REDACTED at March 28, 2020 12:24 PM (rpxSz)

261 Was up to 28 but it turns out hand scabies was just excessive hand washing.

-
I saw an ad last night for special 'Rona crisis cream that lets you wash the bejesus out of your hands.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 28, 2020 12:25 PM (+y/Ru)

262 Was there toilet paper at Woodstock? NO but there was a big BOG.


Grass yer ass senor.

Posted by: saf at March 28, 2020 12:25 PM (5IHGB)

263 2*(29)-2

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at March 28, 2020 11:53 AM

You know, with all the jokes about being 29+ here, I'm beginning to wonder if I am the youngest one commenting here at AoSHQ, having just turned 44 (on 02/10).

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 12:26 PM (Do5/p)

264 The Chinese civil unrest should serve as a warning to our idiot Congress critters, governors and mayors.



Spoiler: It won't .

Posted by: deplorable unperson - sanitized for your protection at March 28, 2020 12:26 PM (mw1Wz)

265 229 Its noon, can we start drinking yet?

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 12:12 PM (ZCEU2)



Queen Elizabeth always has a refreshment at lunch.

Gin and tonic I think.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2020 12:26 PM (obh/i)

266 >How is everyone doing today?
Posted by: Aetius451AD



watching last night's snow melt
highlight of my day

Posted by: DB- just DB. at March 28, 2020 12:27 PM (iTXRQ)

267

The head of the World Health Organization, in charge of making life or death decisions on a grand scale, has been accused of covering up cholera epidemics, supporting a terrorist organization and inflating his resume to claim he conquered malaria and HIV.

Tedros Adhanom Ghegreyesus' campaign to rewrite his questionable past has some wondering whether he is the right fit to lead the global agency through the coronavirus pandemic.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 28, 2020 12:27 PM (aKsyK)

268 I
have a small case full of letters my Mother and Father sent to each
other during WWII. They were newlyweds when he went over in early 1942.
I've had them for almost 10 years. Trying to sum up enough courage to
read them.
Posted by: Good Ole Boy

Oh, please do. I get hours of enjoyment reading my grandparents letters from WWII.

Posted by: Infidel at March 28, 2020 12:27 PM (I664Y)

269 https://libertyclassroom.com costs $99 a year

If anyone is interested

Posted by: Kindltot at March 28, 2020 12:28 PM (6rS3m)

270 I
have a small case full of letters my Mother and Father sent to each
other during WWII. They were newlyweds when he went over in early 1942.
I've had them for almost 10 years. Trying to sum up enough courage to
read them.
Posted by: Good Ole Boy at March 28, 2020 12:22 PM (ofIwF)

My advice, don't wait until it's too late!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 12:29 PM (BiNEL)

271 Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 12:26 PM (Do5/p)


No; You're not. Do not feel alone. There are a number of people who comment here who are younger than 29 (If we take 29 to be-let's say 50)
I'm not one of them, but "James Madison" is, among others.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 28, 2020 12:29 PM (WI7YS)

272 WHO says don't use alcohol to relieve stress during this time, tells you how fucking stupid the people there are

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at March 28, 2020 12:29 PM (8JqLB)

273 It ain't cream that rises to the top of the UN.

Posted by: klaftern at March 28, 2020 12:29 PM (RuIsu)

274 Love the Kaczynski thing.

Journal? Hmmm. Almost tried to do one in an actually interesting, action-packed situation a few years back, but quickly found didn't have the energy to stay with it, too much to do.

For this? Suppose for medical folks it could be very different, but it's not even all that interesting, just a big hassle (worse for those sick, of course).

Posted by: rhomboid at March 28, 2020 12:30 PM (El6T/)

275 You know, with all the jokes about being 29+ here, I'm beginning to wonder if I am the youngest one commenting here at AoSHQ, having just turned 44 (on 02/10).
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 12:26 PM (Do5/p)


Nope.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 28, 2020 12:30 PM (t+qrx)

276 Tedros Adhanom Ghegreyesus' campaign to rewrite his
questionable past has some wondering whether he is the right fit to lead
the global agency through the coronavirus pandemic.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 28, 2020 12:27 PM (aKsyK)


clearly he is in the best tradition of globalism. I say give him a trillion dollars for his personal use, dictatorial powers and the absolute right of summary execution.

I suspect his family will become the most powerful clique ever seen, with the morals of Idi Amin and Pablo Escobar.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 28, 2020 12:31 PM (6rS3m)

277 As the wife of a lawyer, no, do not keep a journal. They can be subpoenaed.

Posted by: dagny at March 28, 2020 12:31 PM (nRWPy)

278 >>The head of the World Health Organization, in charge of making life or death decisions on a grand scale, has been accused of covering up cholera epidemics, supporting a terrorist organization and inflating his resume to claim he conquered malaria and HIV.

One result of this mess is more masks are dropping. The WHO is being exposed as being in China's pocket instead of a non-partisan world health organization.

They initially covered for China and lied about the ability of WuFlu to be transmitted from human to human costing precious weeks of planning. And they absolutely refuse to acknowledge Taiwan as a separate entity from China.

There will be a price to pay on that starting with Trump recognizing Taiwan's independence.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 28, 2020 12:31 PM (ZLI7S)

279 I'm beginning to wonder if I am the youngest one commenting here at AoSHQ

I think you're a bit older than Ace.

Posted by: t-bird at March 28, 2020 12:32 PM (Zo1XC)

280 from twitter..... WHO refuses to answer question about how TAIWAN is handling the chinese virus
https://tinyurl.com/uk3euys

Posted by: phoenixgirl at March 28, 2020 12:33 PM (0O7c5)

281 Was there toilet paper at Woodstock?

"Between piss and shit we are reborn!"
St David Crosby of Hippo

Posted by: Rex B at March 28, 2020 12:33 PM (I05J2)

282 >>I think you're a bit older than Ace.


I think Ace is 50-ish.

Posted by: garrett at March 28, 2020 12:33 PM (MGDU4)

283 Nice gams!!!
Posted by: Diogenes at March 28, 2020 11:24 AM (axyOa)
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Er, thank you!

*readjusts Post-It note on monitor *

Posted by: bluebell at March 28, 2020 12:34 PM (/669Q)

284 Yeah, WWII letters, good. Muldoon used to do excerpts from his dad's diary from the war, was quite interesting.

I've had fun with odd little bits of WWII stuff, like postcards to Japan from a Japanese farmer in Manchukuo (colonized Manchuria), taken off a Japanese soldier in the Solomons. Pre-war. With translation help was able to figure out the guy was one of the farmers brought over by Japan to raise wheat. Son of the Marine who got them appreciated it. In perfect condition, too.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 28, 2020 12:34 PM (El6T/)

285 There will be a price to pay on that starting with Trump recognizing Taiwan's independence.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 28, 2020 12:31 PM (ZLI7S)


Reported by the Taipei Times and Breitbart.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2020 12:34 PM (obh/i)

286 I generally assume the few with very young kids aren't "29" with 29 year old wives. But who knows?

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 12:34 PM (ZCEU2)

287 I put myself in the barrel last night in the ONT after admitting I went to Total Whine for Scotch Vaccine.

The other option was Bevmo which is headquartered in SF so I don't
know which is worse. It was half the price of Safeway (which sucks too)
Was just trying to save some money on Vaccine.

Posted by: DBCooper at March 28, 2020 12:19 PM (bttOm)

Does it help to know the guy who founded Total Whine is now a Democrat congressman in Maryland?
(My own congresscritter owns a bunch of car dealerships; next time I buy a car I know the places to avoid.)

Posted by: Vendette at March 28, 2020 12:34 PM (nRNOc)

288 282
>>I think you're a bit older than Ace.





I think Ace is 50-ish.

Posted by: garrett at March 28, 2020 12:33 PM (MGDU4)

that might be how you wake ace up on a saturday

Posted by: phoenixgirl at March 28, 2020 12:35 PM (0O7c5)

289 Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 28, 2020 12:27 PM (aKsyK)

I thought all globalist "leaders" were pure of heart and only had the welfare (and never their own wealth and power) of the peasants as their life's goal!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 12:35 PM (BiNEL)

290 I think Ace is 50-ish.

In human years or Ewok?

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at March 28, 2020 12:35 PM (ExV1e)

291 WHO is a UN entity, meaning we should NEVER trust them to do anything.

In fact, after this mess is over, we need to kick then out of the country and sell the UN porperty.

Posted by: garrett at March 28, 2020 12:35 PM (MGDU4)

292 275 You know, with all the jokes about being 29+ here, I'm beginning to wonder if I am the youngest one commenting here at AoSHQ, having just turned 44 (on 02/10).
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 12:26 PM (Do5/p)

Nope.
Posted by: hogmartin at March 28, 2020 12:30 PM (t+qrx)

Don't we have a couple peeps who are actually in their 20s?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 28, 2020 12:35 PM (QrImU)

293 I think you're a bit older than Ace.


I think Ace is 50-ish.
Posted by: garrett at March 28, 2020 12:33 PM (MGDU4)

Sounds right. His cultural and music references certainly run very close to mine (I'm 54). I recall having a conversation with him about ordering the weird shit off the back of comic books, like rubber bats and giant rubber spiders.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Flying Kites at Night at March 28, 2020 12:36 PM (x8Wzq)

294 Wonder what "terrorist" organization Tedros might've had links with? Assume he's a Christian Ethiopian, by the name - leaving me with no obvious ideas. No Ethiopian Christian extremist groups I'm aware of.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 28, 2020 12:36 PM (El6T/)

295 Cuomo is pissing me off right now. He says he's now ASKING local hospitals to band together to share resources and personnel, and move patients, when an individual hospital becomes overwhelmed. He says hospitals can no longer operate in their normal, stand-alone manner.

He's only doing this today, and he's asking?!?!?!

Why hasn't the state medical office or whatever been on this for at least a week, appointing coordinators for hospitals in NYC boroughs or smaller zones? I've wondered why reports have been coming in that some hospitals look like war zones, but not every hospital in NYC is in that situation.

Cuomo's been whining about future ventilator needs day after day, but what's he been doing to sort-out the NYC front-line hospital situation, day to day? Depending on DeBlasio? Yikes!

Posted by: Gref at March 28, 2020 12:37 PM (AMIL/)

296 You know, with all the jokes about being 29+ here,
I'm beginning to wonder if I am the youngest one commenting here at
AoSHQ, having just turned 44 (on 02/10).

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 12:26 PM (Do5/p)

You'd be my big brother.

And happy b-day, Laughing in Texas! Hope it's a good one!

Posted by: Vendette at March 28, 2020 12:37 PM (nRNOc)

297 Ace's zero G bookshelves work great.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 28, 2020 12:37 PM (8mz9g)

298 So far that has been the only nuttiness besides watching a line form on the grocery side as people wait for the TP and Lysol to unload. The bottled water shortage is over for the moment.
Posted by: Anna Puma at March 28, 2020 12:03 PM (lY631)

Maybe WalMart (and other stores) should consider selling rain checks for TP, and other goods subject to hoarding. Make it like a gift card, with a magnetic strip. Keep a tally of how many rain checks are sold, and when shipments of such goods arrive, sequester enough on pallets in the back to honor the rain checks, putting any excess on the shelves. Purchasers of rain checks could come on periodically, have a cashier swipe the card, and if any of the items have arrived, an associate could fetch them from the rear to honor the rain check.

Might work to slow the stampede at the gates when the store opens.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 28, 2020 12:37 PM (miJU3)

299 287 Vendette-
Ugh, no that doesn't help at all. Back to the barrel..

Posted by: DBCooper at March 28, 2020 12:37 PM (bttOm)

300 Don't we have a couple peeps who are actually in their 20s?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 28, 2020 12:35 PM (QrImU)


I don't know about that, but YD and a few others are under 40, I think.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 28, 2020 12:37 PM (t+qrx)

301 Don't we have a couple peeps who are actually in their 20s?Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 28, 2020 12:35 PM (QrImU)

We did have a guy here (Can't remember his nic now. I'm having a post 29 moment) who's was in law school, but he hasn't been around for a while. Maybe he got bored with all the old fogeys. Hope he's o.k.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 28, 2020 12:38 PM (WI7YS)

302 In fact, after this mess is over, we need to kick then out of the country and sell the UN porperty.

Posted by: garrett at March 28, 2020 12:35 PM (MGDU4)

And have Trump redevelop it.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 28, 2020 12:38 PM (dLLD6)

303 There will be a price to pay on that starting with Trump recognizing Taiwan's independence.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 28, 2020 12:31 PM (ZLI7S)

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That would be awesome.

Posted by: Walt Disney's Frozen Head at March 28, 2020 12:38 PM (XVuno)

304 Watching Barbershop. Cedric the Entertainer plays a crusty old barber. He says, "Fuck Jesse jackson! Randy, Tito, the whole bunch of 'em!"

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 28, 2020 12:38 PM (+y/Ru)

305 from twitter..... WHO refuses to answer question about how TAIWAN is handling the chinese virus
https://tinyurl.com/uk3euys
Posted by: phoenixgirl at March 28, 2020 12:33 PM (0O7c5)

Wow, I wonder if that wasn't the idea behind this whole thing?

Posted by: Infidel at March 28, 2020 12:39 PM (I664Y)

306 No really. He said something the other day about his age and it put him 3-4 years max older than me.

Posted by: garrett at March 28, 2020 12:39 PM (MGDU4)

307 We did have a guy here (Can't remember his nic now. I'm having a post 29 moment) who's was in law school, but he hasn't been around for a while. Maybe he got bored with all the old fogeys. Hope he's o.k.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 28, 2020 12:38 PM (WI7YS)

Colorado Alex?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 28, 2020 12:39 PM (QrImU)

308 I think Ace is 50-ish.

You're probably right. I remembered him seeming to be in his upper 30's when I first came here, so I added a few years. But time has flown, I've been here a lot longer than a couple years.

Posted by: t-bird at March 28, 2020 12:39 PM (oTMWb)

309 >>Reported by the Taipei Times and Breitbart.

Check out how this WHO big whig responds to a question about how Taiwan is handling WuFlu.

https://tinyurl.com/t9rnfym

100% bought and paid for by the CCP.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 28, 2020 12:39 PM (ZLI7S)

310
In fact, after this mess is over, we need to kick then out of the country and sell the UN porperty.

And have Trump redevelop it.



Jimmy Dean Pork Sausage warehouse.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - sanitized for your protection at March 28, 2020 12:39 PM (mw1Wz)

311 Broseidon is in his 30's or late 20's I think.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 28, 2020 12:40 PM (WI7YS)

312 >>Sounds right. His cultural and music references certainly run very close to mine


Yep - I am going by the concerts / tours / music he has mentioned over the years. I'd guess he is 51.

Posted by: garrett at March 28, 2020 12:40 PM (MGDU4)

313 WHO seems to be a wholly owned subsidiary of the CCP. They need a new name, something catchy.

Posted by: FoodWaterAmmo at March 28, 2020 12:40 PM (47sfU)

314 Who

Posted by: REDACTED at March 28, 2020 12:24 PM (rpxSz)


First base

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 28, 2020 12:40 PM (35MjP)

315 Jimmy Dean Pork Sausage warehouse.
Posted by: deplorable unperson - sanitized for your protection at March 28, 2020 12:39 PM (mw1Wz)

Toilet Paper warehouse.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 28, 2020 12:40 PM (QrImU)

316 Taiwanese independence? I've been wrong before (I have records of it), but I would be very surprised if that were a thing.

Taiwan has prospered and is pretty content with their situation, including security, as they've been able to maintain a nice small military establishment, and have mastered the low-profile, unspoken style of de facto "alliance" with us and a few others that they want.

The US suddenly reversing its position and recognizing Taiwanese independence would be a provocation almost requiring some stupid act by China, and today's America literally can't bestir itself to defend its own territory, much less act like a world power other than through limited SF activities.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 28, 2020 12:40 PM (El6T/)

317 100% bought and paid for by the CCP.
Posted by: JackStraw at March 28, 2020 12:39 PM (ZLI7S)
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Every time I see those letters I think someone is accidentally leaving out a C.

Despite being 29, I'm old.

Posted by: bluebell at March 28, 2020 12:41 PM (/669Q)

318 Colorado Alex?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 28, 2020 12:39 PM (QrImU)

I guess he is too, but unless he changed his nic this guy had a different one.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 28, 2020 12:41 PM (WI7YS)

319 Jimmy Dean Pork Sausage warehouse.
Posted by: deplorable unperson - sanitized for your protection at March 28, 2020 12:39 PM (mw1Wz)

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That's a pretty valuable piece of real estate to use for sausage.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 28, 2020 12:41 PM (XVuno)

320 Found a cute new pattern for charity Teddy Bears, which has the added bonus of using up leftover yarn.

It's not unhealthy binge-watching if you knit at the same time!
Also cuts down on Cheeto and BBQ chip consumption.

Posted by: Sal at March 28, 2020 12:42 PM (bo8pf)

321 I'm surprised I recognized the Unabomber's name. But then, that was his point, wasn't it?

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 28, 2020 12:42 PM (l9m7l)

322 'There will be a price to pay'

20 bucks. Same as in town.

Posted by: Sandra Fluked at March 28, 2020 12:42 PM (Tnijr)

323 It would be a shorter list to find out who ISN"T being paid by the CCP or he doesn't profit massively from them such as creepy Jeff Bezos.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 28, 2020 12:42 PM (WI7YS)

324 Not disclosing age...but I remember buying gas for 43.9/gallon......

Posted by: Anonymous Guy in Ca at March 28, 2020 12:42 PM (RcMUX)

325 That's a pretty valuable piece of real estate to use for sausage.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 28, 2020 12:41 PM (XVuno)

Ok. Ok. We can turn it into a Walmart Superstore.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 28, 2020 12:42 PM (QrImU)

326 Aviation News - B-17G "Nine-o-Nine"

The FAA has suspended the Collings Foundation's ability to carry paying passengers on its remaining aircraft citing a lack of safety. The crew chief on the flight that crashed had received no formal safety training and was unaware of such a program. The pilot of the fatal flight had signed off on some of the records, hence there was a lack of oversight. Other documentation was not maintained.

Here is where it gets more technical. The No.4 engine that prompted the emergency return was known defective before the fatal flight. One of the magnetos required to fire the spark plugs was in-op and the other magneto was producing weak spark at best. The spark plug gaps were also found to be out of tolerance. The No.3 engine, located on same side of aircraft as No.4, was also found to have out of tolerance spark plug gaps, fouled plugs, and even cylinder problems. Please note that No.3 was supposed to be one of the three Zero-Time engines on Nine-o-Nine meaning it was fresh from overhaul.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/srvgmbn

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 28, 2020 12:42 PM (lY631)

327 What you need are letters of transit, signed by General DeGaulle.

(Interestingly, the French subtitles say "General Weygand," which is more historically accurate.)
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 12:16 PM


We only have 60 days to film it. People will see it once. No one will notice.

Posted by: Chuck C at March 28, 2020 12:43 PM (r6GXX)

328 I have a copy of a written history my mother wrote some years before she passed away. It starts in the early 1920's. My sister got her to write it and made copies for me and my other sister. It's not completely chronological as memories would surface about times already written about. It is a treasure.

Me, I try to keep a journal for myself just so I can remember when things happen! (What year did the septic field crap out?) I'm not very diligent though, with months sometimes between entries. I haven't written about this virus - quite frankly it's too painful.

I'd really like to see more news about people who have had it and recovered. Our local news is full of people who died, some of them not elderly and in good health, or those in severe medical distress. And these stories are all IN CAPITAL LETTERS!! I'd really like to hear about people who caught it and are not dead or in their death throes.

Some days ago I felt that this virus just had to go through the population and we'd be out of it, like a bad flu season. Now I am not so sure. The CDC people say "most people will have some cold-like symptoms and cough" and the news is "MORE VICTIMS!!! MEDICAL CRISIS!!! DEATH!!!" Makes you wonder if the CDC is giving us happy talk and the real story is much worse.

Posted by: George V at March 28, 2020 12:43 PM (U2Tva)

329 Thank you for the fiddle videos.

Posted by: Locke Common at March 28, 2020 12:43 PM (0rJX+)

330 324 Not disclosing age...but I remember buying gas for 43.9/gallon......
Posted by: Anonymous Guy in Ca at March 28, 2020 12:42 PM (RcMUX)

Cheapest I remember ever buying personally was $0.97/gal for regular. On my motorcycle.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 28, 2020 12:43 PM (QrImU)

331 >>The spark plug gaps were also found to be out of tolerance.


Never Trust the Factory Gap!

Posted by: garrett at March 28, 2020 12:43 PM (MGDU4)

332 Ok. Ok. We can turn it into a Walmart Superstore.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 28, 2020 12:42 PM (QrImU)

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Mixed use. 70 floors of pricey condos with a Walmart at street level.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 28, 2020 12:44 PM (XVuno)

333 >>Every time I see those letters I think someone is accidentally leaving out a C.

>>Despite being 29, I'm old.

Commies have never been known for their creativity.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 28, 2020 12:44 PM (ZLI7S)

334 If your paying attention and here long enough you start reading people's life experience you can guess pretty well.
Now gender is another matter.

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 12:44 PM (ZCEU2)

335 When the UN starts developing coronavirus, we'll know they're about to enter the news and they're on the chopping block.

Posted by: t-bird at March 28, 2020 12:44 PM (asM0l)

336 That's a pretty valuable piece of real estate to use for sausage.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 28, 2020 12:41 PM (XVuno)


At the rate Cuomo's going, maybe not for long.

Posted by: I Am No One at March 28, 2020 12:44 PM (uOouc)

337 Cuomo is pissing me off right now. He says he's now
ASKING local hospitals to band together to share resources and
personnel, and move patients, when an individual hospital becomes
overwhelmed. He says hospitals can no longer operate in their normal,
stand-alone manner.



He's only doing this today, and he's asking?!?!?!



Why hasn't the state medical office or whatever been on this for at
least a week, appointing coordinators for hospitals in NYC boroughs or
smaller zones? I've wondered why reports have been coming in that some
hospitals look like war zones, but not every hospital in NYC is in that
situation.



Cuomo's been whining about future ventilator needs day after day,
but what's he been doing to sort-out the NYC front-line hospital
situation, day to day? Depending on DeBlasio? Yikes!

Posted by: Gref at March 28, 2020 12:37 PM (AMIL/)

Of course, those in the media and in the general public who think he's doing a great job will take this as him continuing to show the awesome leadership he's been exhibiting.

Posted by: Vendette at March 28, 2020 12:44 PM (nRNOc)

338 'Never Trust the Factory Gap!'

Mine's .90 over.

Posted by: Sandra Fluked at March 28, 2020 12:45 PM (Tnijr)

339 Did first shopping in a week, big chain grocery store, there early. Mostly normal. A small bit of TP, a dozen containers of sanitizing wipes. Meat section limited, surprisingly, but still some basics.

No eggs. Everyone was surprised, staff was too, they said they've been getting smaller shipments, and to their surprise they were being cleaned out instantly. They also were wondering - whuh? There was a consenus guess among all talking that another week should see the end of the Great Egg Panic.

Some soup, canned chili, plenty of bread of all kinds. Produce, other sections totally normal.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 28, 2020 12:45 PM (El6T/)

340 Mixed use. 70 floors of pricey condos with a Walmart at street level.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 28, 2020 12:44 PM (XVuno)

Luxury!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 28, 2020 12:45 PM (QrImU)

341 Few young remain.

What we do here at Ace Solvent Green Works and Pool
hall...it's all a front.

If you go to a meet up.....you check in....you don't check out.

$$$ + plus extra chunky Solvent Bat Black .

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 28, 2020 12:45 PM (8mz9g)

342 "I do not believe it was mere coincidence that I just happened to finish a Bible study on
Ephesians 6:10-20. Our last session was the Wednesday before everything was shut down." Posted by: lin-duh

excellent ... long ago I did "word studies" or used interlinears and concordances .... what is cool is how easy it is now. I don't "Believe" the same as I did then .. but any verse I'm curious about I can find details quickly ... "Ephesians 6:11 KJV interlinear" takes me right there, then can just click on the corresponding Greek (or Hebrew OT) and it lays out the other uses of the word. Pretty nifty.


I recall an old teaching that the post Pentecost terminology is more athletic competition, than the actual war of the old testament. So the "spiritual man" can have eyes opened to the real struggle .. the "not against flesh and blood" competition.


It is more Olympic-like competition. "I have run my race, I have finished my course, henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness" kind of thing. I think that is a healthier attitude, and helps to control the "fight or flight" response when faced with crisis.


Since I see most current warfare as "Psy-Op or 4G (not that I understand that, but it is fighting in the grey zones ... not quite illegal, but China buying our media, for instance, or controlling our chains of supplies. That is where the battle is being fought NOW ... Huawei and 5G also. Google is certainly trying to possess our thoughts, not kill us outright.

Posted by: illiniwek at March 28, 2020 12:45 PM (Cus5s)

343 I've done a fair amount of needlepoint over the past 2 weeks. Now I'm taking a break from that, since I need to get more wool to make new projects, and I'm planning on getting out one of my many sewing machines and making some clothes. Oh, and tomorrow it's going to rain, so I'm going to build a computer.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at March 28, 2020 12:46 PM (h4EZP)

344 I'm surprised I recognized the Unabomber's name. But then, that was his point, wasn't it?
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 28, 2020 12:42 PM


I don't think he did it for fame. He did it because he was a true believer.

Posted by: Chuck C at March 28, 2020 12:46 PM (r6GXX)

345 Junk "searching for rum and T.P..but mostly on the hunt for rum" ^^^^

wot ya found Red October?

Posted by: saf at March 28, 2020 12:47 PM (5IHGB)

346 330; 324 - That was in the mid-70's. Then during the Hostage Crisis thing gas got short again and supposedly smart people said 'it can't go over a gallon - the pumps only go up to 99.9' Then they started selling it by the half-gallon or to really confuse people - by the liter!

Fun times

Posted by: Anonymous Guy in Ca at March 28, 2020 12:47 PM (RcMUX)

347 If today's media covered WWII:

https://bit.ly/3bySyFj

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 28, 2020 12:47 PM (+y/Ru)

348 Commies have never been known for their creativity.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 28, 2020 12:44 PM (ZLI7S)
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Probably not their fault. The few times they can actually get letters they only ever have Cs and Ps available. There's only so much you can do with those.

Posted by: bluebell at March 28, 2020 12:47 PM (/669Q)

349 Luxury!
Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 28, 2020 12:45 PM (QrImU)

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I can see it now. The elevator empties on the ground floor right in the men's socks section.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 28, 2020 12:47 PM (XVuno)

350 Thank you for the fiddle videos.
Posted by: Locke Common at March 28, 2020 12:43 PM (0rJX+)

Amen

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 28, 2020 12:47 PM (85Gof)

351 Just found out the entire state is shut down starting Monday. Mandatory stay at home orders,
for 4 deaths, and 202 infected. In a state with 2.9 million people and 5,800,000 cows.

Our power-crazed Democratic governor is ...

types
deletes.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 28, 2020 12:47 PM (u82oZ)

352 330 324 Not disclosing age...but I remember buying gas for 43.9/gallon......
Posted by: Anonymous Guy in Ca at March 28, 2020 12:42 PM (RcMUX)

Cheapest I remember ever buying personally was $0.97/gal for regular. On my motorcycle.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 28, 2020 12:43 PM (QrImU)

I cannot remember the price per gallon when I began driving in the early 70's, but my first memory of price, probably early-mid-60's, is 29.9 cents per gallon. I can't recall if that was regular or premium.

Posted by: Gref at March 28, 2020 12:48 PM (AMIL/)

353 Makes you wonder if the CDC is giving us happy talk and the real story is much worse.

Posted by: George V at March 28, 2020 12:43 PM (U2Tva)


Or we could be being played in the opposite direction, and the real story is much better!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 12:48 PM (BiNEL)

354 313
WHO seems to be a wholly owned subsidiary of the CCP. They need a new name, something catchy.


How about bootlicking, rumpswabbing, lickspittle prostitutes?

BOORULIPRO

Posted by: pep at March 28, 2020 12:48 PM (T6t7i)

355 Posted by: Gref at March 28, 2020 12:48 PM (AMIL/)

Not that I'd know, but it was premium (and leaded)!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 12:49 PM (BiNEL)

356 No; You're not. Do not feel alone. There are a number of people who comment here who are younger than 29 (If we take 29 to be-let's say 50)

I'm not one of them, but "James Madison" is, among others.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 28, 2020 12:29 PM

Okay, good deal. I honestly have felt like I don't fit in here other than the sharing of political views. Which is why I don't comment on much other than political thing. With all the talk of grandkids and retirement by a lot of people, it seems like there are not many under 50 who comment here.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 12:49 PM (Do5/p)

357 Good morning, Sir.

I hope your immune system-compromised wife is doing well. And that you are an essential Active Duty guy who is not going to NYC on the USNS Comfort.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 28, 2020 12:50 PM (u82oZ)

358 287 Vendette-

Ugh, no that doesn't help at all. Back to the barrel..

Posted by: DBCooper at March 28, 2020 12:37 PM (bttOm)

I'm not without sin; I've bought stuff from Total Whine before.

Posted by: Vendette at March 28, 2020 12:50 PM (nRNOc)

359 50.2 here.

Posted by: Infidel at March 28, 2020 12:51 PM (I664Y)

360 Talk about accomplishments here:
https://preview.tinyurl.com/r3hrqh9

Rebel through productivity while the government mandates non-productivity--which apparently is something that we're all just supposed to put up with now.

Posted by: .87c at March 28, 2020 12:51 PM (uYWBj)

361 I was in Mesa a while back, and had a chance to fly on one of those old birds, took the ground tour instead. Some nice pix of it around here somewhere.

Posted by: klaftern at March 28, 2020 12:51 PM (RuIsu)

362 Okay, good deal. I honestly have felt like I don't
fit in here other than the sharing of political views. Which is why I
don't comment on much other than political thing. With all the talk of
grandkids and retirement by a lot of people, it seems like there are not
many under 50 who comment here.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton


If you want access to our stable of hot young wimmenz, you have to get the Rhodium membership.

Posted by: pep at March 28, 2020 12:51 PM (T6t7i)

363 I'm surprised I recognized the Unabomber's name.

I always get his confused. We had a Ted Streleski, a 42-year-old math grad student (?!) who murdered his professor with a ball-peen hammer. Same year as the Unabomber's first bomb.

What is it with math geniuses?

Posted by: t-bird at March 28, 2020 12:51 PM (8ruUE)

364 50.2 here.
Posted by: Infidel at March 28, 2020 12:51 PM (I664Y)


That's really warm for March.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 28, 2020 12:51 PM (t+qrx)

365 FenelonSpoke

Well, some of us have child-like maturity levels. Just ask my wife. The answer will arrive after the eye-rolling stops.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 28, 2020 12:51 PM (u82oZ)

366 330 324 Not disclosing age...but I remember buying gas for 43.9/gallon

Seem to remember circa 1969 "gas war" prices between 2 stations on same intersection at 10 to 15 cents a gallon.

Posted by: getting the banned back together outta gas at March 28, 2020 12:52 PM (2cdi0)

367 One thing that will definitely come out of this mess is a further distancing from China and more reliance on our selves to build the products and services we need.

Globalism is taking a massive hit. Even the EU countries are shutting their borders to each other.

Who saw that coming 4 years ago?

Posted by: JackStraw at March 28, 2020 12:52 PM (ZLI7S)

368 I honestly have felt like I don't fit in here other
than the sharing of political views.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 12:49 PM (Do5/p)

I don't have any grandkids (yet), I am nowhere near retirement, and yet I still have plenty to enjoy with these old fogies....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 28, 2020 12:52 PM (dLLD6)

369 Xi Jinping says we're all toilet seat lickers by proxy.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 28, 2020 12:52 PM (8mz9g)

370 Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 28, 2020 12:47 PM (u82oZ)

Colorado ?

Posted by: I Am No One at March 28, 2020 12:53 PM (uOouc)

371 JackStraw

That assumes a political system that is not on the take from China, wants to have self-reliant citizens, and is rational.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 28, 2020 12:53 PM (u82oZ)

372 Well, some of us have child-like maturity levels. Just ask my wife.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 28, 2020 12:51 PM (u82oZ)

She is correct. I have met him.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 28, 2020 12:53 PM (dLLD6)

373 Sexism is worse than you think.

https://bit.ly/39pCjsz

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 28, 2020 12:54 PM (+y/Ru)

374 my chickens are producing as usual, so the problem is not some national Chickens Strike. But they can't ramp up production of eggs to match the hoarder demand. They could probably slaughter more cows or hogs, idk. These food shortages are surely 100% panic hoarding driven, right?

Posted by: illiniwek at March 28, 2020 12:54 PM (Cus5s)

375 With all the talk of grandkids and retirement by a lot of people, it seems like there are not many under 50 who comment here.
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 12:49 PM (Do5/p)

I suspect that has to do with a kind of conservative outlook. There are a lot of people who are retirement age, sure. On the other hand, being conservative (socially) has a tendency to make you conservative culturally as well. That means reaching for the past.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 28, 2020 12:54 PM (QrImU)

376 Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 12:49 PM (Do5/p)

I think James Madison is in his 30's simply because he has a young child and a baby. I'm sure if you posted something about music relevant to your age or any other memories you would find people who could relate and respond..

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 28, 2020 12:54 PM (WI7YS)

377 When comments collide. 191 and 192.

Posted by: Pelosi's Used Kleenex at March 28, 2020 12:54 PM (a1s18)

378 355 Posted by: Gref at March 28, 2020 12:48 PM (AMIL/)

Not that I'd know, but it was premium (and leaded)!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 12:49 PM (BiNEL)


Ah, yes, the leaded/unleaded gas switch-over phase. I'd forgotten that situation. I last drove a leaded-gas only car in 1988 - I can't recall problems finding leaded gas then, but the grumbling was increasing.

Posted by: Gref at March 28, 2020 12:54 PM (AMIL/)

379 Okay, good deal. I honestly have felt like I don't
fit in here other than the sharing of political views.


Would it be any fun if everyone were younger? I learn a lot from those going for their third 29.

Posted by: t-bird at March 28, 2020 12:54 PM (TQyCa)

380 I don't have any grandkids (yet), I am nowhere near retirement, and yet I still have plenty to enjoy with these old fogies....
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 28, 2020 12:52 PM (dLLD6)

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Fogies??

Why I oughta...

*waves puny fist wildly*

*hikes up falling pants*

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 28, 2020 12:54 PM (XVuno)

381 50.2 here.
Posted by: Infidel at March 28, 2020 12:51 PM (I664Y)

That's really warm for March.
Posted by: hogmartin at

Heh, funny guy. It snowed last night. 50.2 when I stared driving. Could get a long way on $2 of gas.

Posted by: Infidel at March 28, 2020 12:54 PM (I664Y)

382 Things are getting very weird. I always have people wanting to sell me something on Linkedin. I would say about a quarter of the time I may go look at their site and see what they are offering. But I always answer with No thank you and Have a good day.

So I get one the other day and I say No thanks Tom, best of luck. So he sends back It must to nice to be well off and not need money! So I answer IT IS!

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 28, 2020 12:56 PM (JFO2v)

383 I Am No One

Kansas. Sigh.

The State demands quarantining arrivals from Colorado. Louisiana, California, Florida, New York, Washington state, Illinois, and New Jersey.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 28, 2020 12:56 PM (u82oZ)

384 364 50.2 here.
Posted by: Infidel at March 28, 2020 12:51 PM (I664Y)

That's really warm for March.
Posted by: hogmartin at March 28, 2020 12:51 PM (t+qrx)


That's his age.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at March 28, 2020 12:56 PM (h4EZP)

385 Tom Coburn has passed away.

https://tinyurl.com/toag546

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 28, 2020 12:56 PM (dUJdY)

386 50 is hardly retirement age.

Posted by: dagny at March 28, 2020 12:56 PM (nRWPy)

387 Queen Elizabeth always has a refreshment at lunch.

Gin and tonic I think.

Its good to be da Queen ......

Posted by: JT at March 28, 2020 12:57 PM (arJlL)

388 I hope your immune system-compromised wife is doing well. And that you are an essential Active Duty guy who is not going to NYC on the USNS Comfort.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 28, 2020 12:50 PM (u82oZ)

Thanks. My wife is fine. Driving me crazy but fine. I am not allowed to go on the Comfort, otherwise I would go. I am one of the people putting Med Types on the Comfort, Mercy, and other Med Units we will be deploying.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 28, 2020 12:57 PM (85Gof)

389 I don't have any grandkids (yet), I am nowhere near retirement, and yet I still have plenty to enjoy with these old fogies....
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 28, 2020 12:52 PM (dLLD6)



Ooo.
Wait until Nurse Ratchet finds out you called her an old fogie.
Woodpeckers wrath!

Posted by: Diogenes at March 28, 2020 12:57 PM (axyOa)

390 Don't we have a couple peeps who are actually in their 20s?

There were a few late 20-ish/early 30-ish attendees at last year's TxMoMe. I was fortunate to be partnered with one on the rifle range (i.e. good eyes).

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at March 28, 2020 12:57 PM (qc+VF)

391 ^^^ " My mom was born in 1916 and I know a lot about her oral history"


Whoa whoa there cowboy..................

Posted by: saf at March 28, 2020 12:57 PM (5IHGB)

392 >>That assumes a political system that is not on the take from China, wants to have self-reliant citizens, and is rational.

I bet Trump is way ahead on this and making it a big part of his recovery plan. Think how many jobs could be repatriated if we encouraged drug companies to start moving their operations back home.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 28, 2020 12:58 PM (ZLI7S)

393 What is it with math geniuses?
Posted by: t-bird at March 28, 2020 12:51 PM


I think it's the partial differential equations. That's what drove me crazy

Posted by: Chuck C at March 28, 2020 12:58 PM (r6GXX)

394 It would be an interesting topic to hear from the younger people-40 and younger how they came to their political beliefs?. Were/Are their parents conservative or they a went to private school, just resisted the indoctrination of the public school that's been going on for while, or they had a "political conversion"?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 28, 2020 12:58 PM (WI7YS)

395 I remember when gas was 35 cents a gallon. Sigh.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 28, 2020 12:58 PM (85Gof)

396 Hmmm, trying to think of regular commentors who by their posts are younger.

Jmel. Thalfrican. Allie/Hikaru. TJM. Colorado Alex. Broseidon. That one guy.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 28, 2020 12:58 PM (QrImU)

397 can't speak for others, but I have no interest in reading stuff by (or watching video of) people who are spending the shutdown period engaged in navel gazing describe for me what their navel looks like.
Posted by: Muldoon at March 28, 2020 11:30 AM

So you're not watching the news, either?

*fistbump*

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 28, 2020 12:58 PM (rBtIz)

398
That's a pretty valuable piece of real estate to use for sausage.



Okay.


Hormel Black Label Bacon Warehouse

Posted by: deplorable unperson - sanitized for your protection at March 28, 2020 12:58 PM (mw1Wz)

399 330 324 Not disclosing age...but I remember buying gas for 43.9/gallon......
Posted by: Anonymous Guy in Ca at March 28, 2020 12:42 PM (RcMUX)

Cheapest I remember ever buying personally was $0.97/gal for regular. On my motorcycle.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 28, 2020 12:43 PM (QrImU)

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

Not sure of the cheapest I've seen, but I remember gas being basically $1/gallon, and being relatively stable at that price (none of the daily changes we see these days)

Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 28, 2020 12:58 PM (CAJOC)

400 On the other hand, being conservative (socially) has a tendency to make you conservative culturally as well. That means reaching for the past.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 28, 2020 12:54 PM (QrImU)
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There are other people who reach for the past for completely different reasons. My 19-year-old son watches a lot of skateboard videos and these guys set it to music - always "oldies," and quite often - ready for this? - disco.

Posted by: bluebell at March 28, 2020 12:58 PM (/669Q)

401 You may be thankful that twenty years from now when you are sitting by the fireplace with your grandson on your knee and he asks you what you did in the great World War II, you WON'T have to cough, shift him to the other knee and say, "Well, your Granddaddy shoveled shit in Louisiana." -- George Patton

Posted by: SMOD at March 28, 2020 12:59 PM (X5CsJ)

402 Sorry, took a quick shower. All in bags. 15 total. I can't back to where I'd like it. It will be a short run to get it inside the fence. I figure 3 bags at a time.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at March 28, 2020 12:59 PM (Lqy/e)

403 My maternal grandma kept a "diary" beginning the year my mother was born. As if my mother was writing it. Started in 1939. The letters and other diaries with her twin sister are very insightful into that time period. I got lost in them more that once.

Posted by: Infidel at March 28, 2020 12:59 PM (I664Y)

404 It sucks that allergy season is upon us and I'm sure that's increasing paranoia. I suddenly got a sore throat and runny nose the other day--but no fever--and I'm wondering if i should visit my 80 year old mother.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 28, 2020 12:59 PM (CqE5x)

405 That assumes a political system that is not on the take from China, wants to have self-reliant citizens, and is rational.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 28, 2020 12:53 PM (u82oZ)

Come on NaCly! What viable country could possibly endure with unrealistic goals like that?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 12:59 PM (BiNEL)

406 Chris Hadfield's Space Oddity:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaOC9danxNo

Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 12:59 PM (KXX3K)

407 Some of us old fogeys have aged in place here. I'm 60 now, but I'm sure I've been here for 10 years, at least. How long has this blog been around? Maybe I came here after 9/11, I don't know. I'm getting old, time telescopes after awhile, and you don't realize how much has passed.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at March 28, 2020 01:00 PM (h4EZP)

408 Here is where it gets more technical. The No.4 engine that prompted the emergency return was known defective before the fatal flight. One of the magnetos required to fire the spark plugs was in-op and the other magneto was producing weak spark at best. The spark plug gaps were also found to be out of tolerance. The No.3 engine, located on same side of aircraft as No.4, was also found to have out of tolerance spark plug gaps, fouled plugs, and even cylinder problems. Please note that No.3 was supposed to be one of the three Zero-Time engines on Nine-o-Nine meaning it was fresh from overhaul.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/srvgmbn
Posted by: Anna Puma at March 28, 2020 12:42 PM (lY631)

Pretty sure that one of the rules when readying to fly any piston-engine aircraft is to do a mag drop test. Run each engine at a specified RPM, and switch off one magneto. Note the RPM drop as it continues to run on the other mag. Turn the mag back on, and switch off the other, and again note the RPM drop. If the mag drops are not nearly equal, the engine is not fit for service.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 28, 2020 01:00 PM (miJU3)

409 My son just told me a joke:

A rather large man and his young son walk into a Japanese sushi bar. The owner says, "Oh crap! Not this again!"

Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 28, 2020 01:00 PM (CAJOC)

410 There are other people who reach for the past for completely different reasons. My 19-year-old son watches a lot of skateboard videos and these guys set it to music - always "oldies," and quite often - ready for this? - disco.
Posted by: bluebell at March 28, 2020 12:58 PM (/669Q)

This is a sin before Man and God. I was only five when we escaped that decade, but the stories- and the pictures- are horrible.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 28, 2020 01:00 PM (QrImU)

411 356---......With all the talk of grandkids and retirement by a lot of people, it seems like there are not many under 50 who comment here.
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 12:49 PM (Do5/p)
-----------------------------------
There really are quite a few under 50, some WELL under that, like ......um, like.....um.....
Okay, okay. I'm too senile to come up with nics off the top of my head but they DO exist!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at March 28, 2020 01:01 PM (M/9m0)

412 Queen Elizabeth always has a refreshment at lunch.



Gin and tonic I think.



Its good to be da Queen ......

Posted by: JT at March 28, 2020 12:57 PM (arJlL)

Gin and Tonic was the preferred alcoholic beverage of the Queen Mother. When she died an Aussie and I, being good Commonwealthers, made ourselves some Gin and Tonics and toasted her.

Posted by: Vendette at March 28, 2020 01:01 PM (nRNOc)

413 26 I tell you kid, what did your ol' Grampa did during the Kung Flu Freakout of 2020.

I posted this message on Ace of Spades blog.

The people leading the Kung Flu Freakout are the same ones, Those Guys, who declare every hurricane is the Cat 5 monster storm of the millenia. Run for your lives.
Causing mass panic, the freakout.

When to the storm fizzles into a weak tropical thundershower before it hits land, Those Guys, proudly declare that they did that.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at March 28, 2020 11:30 AM (1g7ch)

They actually are THE SAME ONES as weather personalities have added Moo Shu Gai Panic to their menu of daily specials.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid. at March 28, 2020 01:01 PM (Vy7tf)

414 Sorry, took a quick shower.
Posted by: Notsothoreau


What were you wearing ?

Posted by: JT at March 28, 2020 01:02 PM (arJlL)

415 I think Ace is 50-ish.

Posted by: garrett at March 28, 2020 12:33 PM

One of the funniest scenes in Ocean's 12:

Danny Ocean: Do I look 50 to you?

Basher Tarr: Yeah.

Danny Ocean: Really?

Basher Tarr: Well, I mean, you know, only from the neck up.

https://bit.ly/2vZPwLc

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 01:02 PM (Do5/p)

416 399:330:324: I do remember going with my Dad to fill his monstrous big 65 Chrysler Ny'er at Amos Hudson for 25.9/gal on sale....

Posted by: Anonymous Guy in Ca at March 28, 2020 01:02 PM (RcMUX)

417 Watercress pinafores?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 28, 2020 01:03 PM (PUmDY)

418 Greeting, hordelings!
I have always kept diaries, mostly for business reasons, but also to remind myself of my daily activities years later.
I started when I was out of high school, and that was back when dinosaurs roamed the earth.
So, I have a big stack of them by now.

Posted by: navybrat, holed up at March 28, 2020 01:03 PM (w7KSn)

419 Posted by: Chuck C at March 28, 2020 12:58 PM (r6GXX)

Calculus of Variations

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 01:03 PM (BiNEL)

420 I have been banging away here at least 10 years
Only thing that has me kept my sanity

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 01:04 PM (ZCEU2)

421 Re the videos: Hillary is the winner. She's a cutie.

Posted by: Tuna at March 28, 2020 01:04 PM (gLRfa)

422 Commissar Hrothgar

Good day to you. Is Virginia shut down? Glad I got those books to you in time.

I view the Eisenhower years as the political and social apogee of the US. The Space race was a success due to his research investments. What is holding the US up in a subset of cultural Americans, Trump, and the fall of many other countries into decay patterns by replacing merit with diversity or socialism. These are all unfavorable mechanisms for advanced civilization.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 28, 2020 01:04 PM (u82oZ)

423 *reads the FAA PDF on the revocation*

Good gosh!

To prevent separation of the "P" leads on the left magneto they had been safety wired which resulted in the magneto being grounded. The cam follower on the right magneto on No. 4 engine was worn beyond limits. Engine was also showing signs of detonation and damage.

This is inexcusable. It was just a matter of time before a crash would happen.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 28, 2020 01:04 PM (lY631)

424 .With all the talk of grandkids and retirement by a lot of people, it seems like there are not many under 50 who comment here.
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 12:49 PM (Do5/p)


Zo, what do young whipper snappers like you talk about ?

Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 01:05 PM (zr5Kq)

425 KT's GARDEN NOOD

Posted by: Skip, the guy who says NOOD at March 28, 2020 01:05 PM (ZCEU2)

426 >> my chickens are producing as usual, so the problem is not some national Chickens Strike. But they can't ramp up production of eggs to match the hoarder demand.


They actually can. Add more daylight hours. But they will live a lot less longer if you do it.

Posted by: garrett at March 28, 2020 01:05 PM (MGDU4)

427 Little factoid.
Queen E's preferred gin is Boodles.

That is all.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 28, 2020 01:05 PM (axyOa)

428 Think I'll take a ride down to the park and walk Elvis and check out the National Guard.

Maybe they'll let me shoot a NYer.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 28, 2020 01:06 PM (ZLI7S)

429 I'm surprised I recognized the Unabomber's name. But then, that was his point, wasn't it?
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 28, 2020 12:42 PM

I don't think he did it for fame. He did it because he was a true believer.
===
MK ultra test subject in college.

Posted by: Dots needing connection at March 28, 2020 01:06 PM (ZuGkg)

430 93 I've been watching Yu-toob homemade wine making videos. I've come to the conclusion that most of the makers have been hitting the bottle pretty hard before they started making the tutorials.
Posted by: Downcast at March 28, 2020 11:40 AM (Ed4Rr

What's the point of making it if you don't drink the stuff??!! lol

I got into winemaking at home about 7 or 8 years ago. On my first batch, apple wine from our small orchard, I got that lightbulb thingy flashing over my head and thought to myself 'crikey! I gotta wait a whole friggen year to get drunk on this!!' Undeterred, I managed to mangle enough apples to put up ten gallons.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid. at March 28, 2020 01:06 PM (Vy7tf)

431 This is a sin before Man and God. I was only five when we escaped that decade, but the stories- and the pictures- are horrible.


obligatory:

Buck Rogers 25th Century disco


https://tinyurl.com/u5ekwaf

The cringe. it burns

Posted by: deplorable unperson - sanitized for your protection at March 28, 2020 01:06 PM (mw1Wz)

432

My paternal grandfather was in the Army during WWI. After he died we found letters he and my grandmother sent each other when he was in France. Most of them were after the war ended and he was hoping to get the back home ASAP

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 28, 2020 01:07 PM (35MjP)

433 Hillary is the winner. She's a cutie.

I'll take "Words never written before on AoSHQ," Alex.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at March 28, 2020 01:07 PM (qc+VF)

434 Change has come, under my thumb

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 28, 2020 01:07 PM (PUmDY)

435 PDT up soon at Norfolk Naval Station

https://preview.tinyurl.com/rxrfwg9

Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 01:08 PM (KXX3K)

436 I don't go into the archives of this blog very often, but one thing I do occasionally, when I have a lot of time and want some cheering up, is go to Election Night 2016 and read the minute-by-minute conversation as Trump moves to victory. It starts with a lot of skepticism, then people fearing to believe that he's winning, because they can't bear to be disappointed again the way they were in 2012. Then, 'OMG, I think he's really going to do it!', while others keep warning about Broward County and how the cheating is just too strong to beat. Good times.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at March 28, 2020 01:08 PM (h4EZP)

437 They actually are THE SAME ONES as weather personalities have added Moo Shu Gai Panic to their menu of daily specials.
Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid. at March 28, 2020 01:01 PM (Vy7tf)


Yep. I call it the "Lifetime channel effect." Everything is an existential crisis, trying to find a resonance with the proportion of the population that is hopelessly neurotic.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 28, 2020 01:09 PM (YqDXo)

438 Here in Ohio, Gov. DeWine and Dr. Acton are doing everything they can to terrorize the populace. DeWine says the peak won't be until May (um...I thought Wuhan Lung Rot was super contagious?). Acton says we could see 6000-8000+ new cases per day in about 2 weeks (um ... NYC has seen an increase of about 5100 new cases between March 19 and March 26 in total AND that's the epicenter with 50% of all the cases in the entire U.S.)

I despise those two imbeciles. Every day it becomes more apparent that they over-reacted. I have stopped listening to their press briefings and I can't be the only Ohioan to tune them out.

Even Gov. Cuomo has changed his tune a bit. He is now saying that maybe shutting everything down wasn't such a good idea and the spread seems to be slowing in NYC. We're getting more and more anecdotal reports that the HCQ + Z-pack therapy works in the interim while clinical trials are conducted on more specific treatments and vaccine.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at March 28, 2020 01:09 PM (00fXp)

439 Children are so cute when they discover politics and cussing for the first time.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 28, 2020 01:09 PM (8mz9g)

440 309 >>Reported by the Taipei Times and Breitbart.

Check out how this WHO big whig responds to a question about how Taiwan is handling WuFlu.

https://tinyurl.com/t9rnfym

100% bought and paid for by the CCP.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 28, 2020 12:39 PM (ZLI7S)


Blatant.
They don't recognized Taiwan as independent from China.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2020 01:09 PM (obh/i)

441 I'm 37. Got an 8yo and a 3yo. I may kill them both, or myself, or their teachers or my bosses, if I have to homeschool them much longer while also still being expected to cover 20-35 hours of meetings a week and complete another 20-30 hours of work on top of that.

I'm seriously considering making a list of all the shit on my plate right now, sending it to the 4-6 different people I report to in two different organizations, and asking them to decide amongst themselves what's highest priority. I normally balance my own priorities among my three roles, but each of the people I report to is expecting that the work I'm doing for them is top of my list. This isn't normally an issue when I can actually work without being constantly interrupted, or when I can let my subordinates do their thing, but I've had to get more engaged in one particular role this last week because my subordinates don't have the authority/capital to get our required on-site work approved, and I defy ANYONE to work effectively while also caring for a 3yo and an autistic 8yo.

But. The important thing is, we are all well.

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at March 28, 2020 01:10 PM (rWZ8Y)

442 376 Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 12:49 PM (Do5/p)

I think James Madison is in his 30's simply because he has a young child and a baby. I'm sure if you posted something about music relevant to your age or any other memories you would find people who could relate and respond..
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 28, 2020 12:54 PM (WI7YS)

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

I think it was the ONT (or maybe the Quarantine Cafe) a couple nights ago that there was extended discussion of 80s movies that was a lot of fun. And yes, I'm one of those under 50, though I can see it on the horizon.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 28, 2020 01:10 PM (CAJOC)

443 To prevent separation of the "P" leads on the left magneto they had been safety wired which resulted in the magneto being grounded.
Posted by: Anna Puma at March 28, 2020 01:04 PM



Was that wrong? Should I have not grounded the magnetos? I tell you, I gotta plead ignorance on this thing because if anyone had said anything to me at all when I first started here that that sort of thing was frowned upon I would not have done it.

Posted by: Chuck C at March 28, 2020 01:10 PM (r6GXX)

444 1:25 PM EDT
President Trump Delivers Remarks at Naval Station Norfolk Send Off for USNS Comfort
Norfolk, VA

Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 01:10 PM (KXX3K)

445 But. The important thing is, we are all well.
Posted by: Mrs. Peel at March 28, 2020 01:10 PM (rWZ8Y)

Good to hear.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 28, 2020 01:11 PM (QrImU)

446 The truck is a half ton but they stacked the bags at the very end. Front of the truck is lifted up slightly. I can't just dump it off. I have a P-30 in the driveway. It's an ex-Frito Lay delivery truck. It needs to have an engine and transmission put into it. This was my husband's idea on moving our stuff cross country. I'm going to have to abandon that and get rid of it but need to get all my stuff out of it first.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at March 28, 2020 01:11 PM (Lqy/e)

447 My Grandmother said out houses and the way cities smelled before cars (plus the flies) is something she vividly remembers and is glad most people can't even imagine.

Posted by: piratepatch at March 28, 2020 01:12 PM (taXNc)

448 Back to chores.
It's a beautiful day outside, if a tad windy.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 28, 2020 01:12 PM (u82oZ)

449 one thing we have accomplished ... is a nationwide trial run for an actual WMD bio attack. imo the real attack is DeepState control of banking and the swamp ... and NGOs collecting billions, running a trillion dollar or more in their Cocktail Party Tax-Free Foundations, aka Shadow-Government.


and so maybe this crisis is used to distract from that, idk. But there is a certain level of galvanizing of the Republic occurring at the street level, despite MSM flailing on the OrangeManVirusBad narrative, and despite some hoarders (different than preppers ... I bought nothing extra, bought zero TP or masks ... already had them, I may donate masks if our hospital came up short)

Posted by: illiniwek at March 28, 2020 01:12 PM (Cus5s)

450 from twitter... WHO refuses to answer question about how TAIWAN is handling the chinese virus

https://tinyurl.com/uk3euys

Posted by: phoenixgirl at March 28, 2020 12:33 PM

Yep, can't let their secret out. Didn't shut down anything. Just cut off travel from Wuhan, tested and quarantined early.

800-some cases and 2 deaths.

The Federalist, March 11, 2020

What The Rest Of The World Can Learn From Taiwan's Success Containing Coronavirus

https://bit.ly/39wkV5L

Notice that none of the freakout-media have been telling us anything about Taiwan. It's all "ZOMG, look at Italy!"

No perspective is allowed.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 01:12 PM (Do5/p)

451 Mrs. Peel @441: My most sincere sympathy and admiration for what you're doing. My autistic kids are grown up now, and one is living in a group home, but I often think of just how insane I'd be if I had them home from school right now and was trying to handle it without being able to take them anywhere or distract them. It's a hard grind, and you're a real hero for doing it.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at March 28, 2020 01:13 PM (h4EZP)

452 Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 28, 2020 01:04 PM (u82oZ)

Thank goodness for Pratchett.

I still can't believe that our beloved Governor Coonman The First hasn't shut down the state (yet).

And history, and Heinlein, tell us that "Bad Luck" is the natural state of mankind!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 01:13 PM (BiNEL)

453 447 My Grandmother said out houses and the way cities smelled before cars (plus the flies) is something she vividly remembers and is glad most people can't even imagine.
Posted by: piratepatch at March 28, 2020 01:12 PM (taXNc)

I expect a medieval city on a harbor smelled particularly rank. Dead fish and open sewers. Yay.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 28, 2020 01:13 PM (QrImU)

454 Reported by the Taipei Times and Breitbart.

Check out how this WHO big whig responds to a question about how Taiwan is handling WuFlu.

https://tinyurl.com/t9rnfym

100% bought and paid for by the CCP.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 28, 2020 12:39 PM (ZLI7S)


Another one of the Kung Flu casualties: WHOre, which needs to go. It serves no useful purpose any more, if it ever did. Which I doubt.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 28, 2020 01:13 PM (YqDXo)

455 ......With all the talk of grandkids and retirement by a lot of people, it seems like there are not many under 50 who comment here.
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 12:49 PM (Do5/p)
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......With all the talk of grandkids and retirement by a lot of people, it seems like there are not many under 50 who comment here.
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 12:49 PM (Do5/p)

What's age got to do with it? We're all of like mind.

With some exceptions like.....
mustard vs ketchup on hot dogs,
War of Northern Aggression,
preference of bows,
Dukes vs Hellman's or G*d forbid Miracle Whip, et al.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at March 28, 2020 01:14 PM (Dhht7)

456 Mrs. Peel at March 28
====
Ding ding ding.


I am expecting a property tax rebate since I am doing the work of over 10 teachers plus my own job. Talk about a bullshit situation...

Posted by: Homey schooler at March 28, 2020 01:14 PM (ZuGkg)

457 Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at March 28, 2020 01:08 PM
Still remember going to bed predicting DJT wins but everywhere was saying no shot, at 8pm with no results known. Woke up around 1130pm and a half hour imagined everything a Hillary as President would bring and it wasn't good. 0001 put on tv and should be there typing away waiting for Pa to be called, I think around 1am it was said we have this and went back to sleep around 1:30.

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 01:15 PM (ZCEU2)

458
Day 23

Dear Diary,

The supply of fresh leafy vegetables being in short supply, we began harvesting dandelion greens from the lawn. We have set up a watch schedule, to keep neighbors from sneaking over at night and stealing them. For years they have looked askance at our weedy lawn, but who's laughing now?

Two days ago we managed to pick off the first squirrel that we have seen in a week. It made a fine stew, but has all been eaten now. As an aside, fried squirrel skin makes quite a nice snack.

We persevere, but are uncertain how much longer we can hold out. Hunger is likely to get us before the scurvy sets in.

Marge 's diarrhea has pretty much abated, but the cost in TP has been devastating.


Mike

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 28, 2020 01:16 PM (CDGwz)

459 Now I need you more than ever.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 28, 2020 01:16 PM (PUmDY)

460 Wolfus -- awesome news on Chekhov Pushy piglet, sounds like Mom's pug Molly.

Posted by: acethepug at March 28, 2020 01:16 PM (qPKAe)

461 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 28, 2020 01:16 PM (CDGwz)

You could put that in the garden thread, too.

Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 01:17 PM (KXX3K)

462 Re the videos: Hillary is the winner. She's a cutie.
Posted by: Tuna at March 28, 2020 01:04 PM

*views videos*

Concur.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 28, 2020 01:18 PM (rBtIz)

463 453:447 - I recall seeing but not reading a book about how the 'good old days' weren't all that good. Titled something like "The Good Old Days - they were Terrible". We take so many things for granted - good sanitation, clean water, plentiful food. We didn't go from horse-based transportation to automobiles so quickly because horses were so great and cars so awful!

Posted by: Anonymous Guy in Ca at March 28, 2020 01:18 PM (RcMUX)

464 Skip @457 - I couldn't bear to watch any news or read any blogs early that evening, I was so sure he was going to lose. I heard Rudy Giuliani on Howie Carr's radio show around 5:00 in the evening, and he sounded so low and subdued, I was SURE he knew that it was going to be bad. Then around 10:30PM I figured I'd just take a peek at the news before going to bed, and waddya know, he was still hanging in there! I remembered it was all over for Romney by that time, so I started watching the news, and couldn't believe it when by 11:30 he was fighting hard and pulling ahead!

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at March 28, 2020 01:18 PM (h4EZP)

465 I still can't believe that our beloved Governor Coonman The First hasn't shut down the state (yet).



And history, and Heinlein, tell us that "Bad Luck" is the natural state of mankind!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 01:13 PM (BiNEL)

I don't think he can do a mandatory shelter-in-place for the whole state because of legal issues. Someone who knows better can correct me on that, though.

What does surprise me is that MD and DC haven't done the mandatory shelter-in-place, especially DC. Although they've closed down pretty much everything else already.

Posted by: Vendette at March 28, 2020 01:18 PM (nRNOc)

466 Yeah three with the tism.

Two teen boys, and preteen girl. It's all fine until it's not, which occurs instantly and without warning.

Still, it pretty awesome being with them all day. Wish they got along better.

Posted by: Homey schooler at March 28, 2020 01:18 PM (ZuGkg)

467 WWI uncle was a motorcycle courier in France.
He said, "it was good for the girls".

Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2020 01:19 PM (obh/i)

468 Notice that none of the freakout-media have been telling us anything about Taiwan. It's all "ZOMG, look at Italy!"

No perspective is allowed.
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 01:12 PM (Do5/p)


Doesn't generate clicks, newspaper sales, or viewership.

Also, can't be used to hurt Trump.

So, pfffft.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 28, 2020 01:19 PM (YqDXo)

469 I don't want the good old days. I like plumbing and hot water.

Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 01:19 PM (zr5Kq)

470 431 This is a sin before Man and God. I was only five when we escaped that decade, but the stories- and the pictures- are horrible.


obligatory:

Buck Rogers 25th Century disco


https://tinyurl.com/u5ekwaf

The cringe. it burns
Posted by: deplorable unperson - sanitized for your protection



Very true but 1979 will be the last time the Pittsburgh Pirates will win a World Series, so for me at least, the 70s weren't too bad. The current Pirates have already been eliminated from the playoffs.

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 28, 2020 01:19 PM (MVR7y)

471 Trump should turn the UN into a whore house.

Already has the whores.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 28, 2020 01:19 PM (8mz9g)

472 "I mean, here, think about the arrogance of these congressmen," "They're telling the truckers to keep driving so that their grocery stores will have groceries. They're telling the UPS drivers to keep bringing their Amazon packages. They're telling the bagger at the grocery store to keep bagging those groceries."

"But these congressmen make $174,000 a year," he continued. "They've got the best health care that you can buy these days right now. And they're telling people that they should - that the congressmen need to stay home, but everybody else needs to work for them. I think that's the wrong message, but that's - really gives you a glimpse into how some of these people in Washington, D.C. think."

Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY)

Posted by: deplorable unperson - sanitized for your protection at March 28, 2020 01:19 PM (mw1Wz)

473 Tugs at the ready to guide the USNS Comfort out

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 28, 2020 01:19 PM (85Gof)

474 The truck is a half ton but they stacked the bags at the very end.

Notsothoreau, where are you located? Let's see if there are any Morons in driving distance.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at March 28, 2020 01:19 PM (qc+VF)

475 Electricity is also nice.

Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 01:19 PM (zr5Kq)

476 When mom was 37 I was a freshman at college.
I still miss her.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2020 01:20 PM (obh/i)

477 I was cramming the weekly supply run into the fridge and found a bottle of soon-to-expire cherry juice at the back.

Any cocktail advice?
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 11:32 AM (cfSRQ)


Some recipes for the Old Fashioned call for muddling a cherry. I'd try:

1/2 tsp cherry juice
1/2 tsp sugar
2 or 3 dashes bitters
1-1/2 oz bourbon

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at March 28, 2020 01:21 PM (00fXp)

478 Electricity is also nice.
Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 01:19 PM (zr5Kq)

Remember the scene from Young Frankenstine where he says " It could be worse. It could be raining"?

LOL..Shoosh

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 28, 2020 01:21 PM (85Gof)

479 70s sucked until the Sex Pistols....a week later it sucked again.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 28, 2020 01:21 PM (8mz9g)

480 Remember the scene from Young Frankenstine where he says " It could be worse. It could be raining"?



LOL

Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 01:21 PM (zr5Kq)

481 As per a few others here,

This site is where I come for sanity, especially now. The media has hyped this from the start, figuring this could be "Trump's Katrina" and might be the thing that finally brings him down.They see this as their last, best hope.

Plus it's a double win for them since sensationalism and doom and gloom breed clicks and views.

I see glimmers of hope from news here, but it's very hard to get actual hard facts and analysis that you can be sure of. We argue back and forth here about statistics and their interpretations all the time. But I know the folks here are well meaning and intelligent and I trust them.

The other thing I know is that the media is still incredibly powerful, and with the lock downs, more and more people are watching the MSM, and their opinions are shaped by it And it will shape policy.

Moreover, the MSM will double down on this crisis even when their efforts utterly fail. Heck, many are still whipping the long and utterly dead Russia horse. The only losing situation for them is to admit that either (1) the crisis is pretty much over and we can go pretty much back to normal; or that (2) Trump has actually done a pretty good job here even if things get tough. They will NEVER do either. They are way too invested.

Anyway, all that to say, Ace, the COBs, and the whole community are needed now more than ever. Thanks, so much.

Posted by: RM at March 28, 2020 01:21 PM (U3LtS)

482 What's age got to do with it? We're all of like mind.



With some exceptions like.....

mustard vs ketchup on hot dogs,

War of Northern Aggression,

preference of bows,

Dukes vs Hellman's or G*d forbid Miracle Whip, et al.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at March 28, 2020 01:14 PM (Dhht7)

Maple syrup on French Toast

Posted by: Vendette at March 28, 2020 01:21 PM (nRNOc)

483 livestream starting soon

https://www.whitehouse.gov/live/

Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 01:22 PM (KXX3K)

484 Posted by: Vendette at March 28, 2020 01:18 PM (nRNOc)

I think you are right about the legal issues thing, but I am positive he was (and probably still is) hoping things get bad enough he could get away with it!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 01:22 PM (BiNEL)

485 469 I don't want the good old days. I like plumbing and hot water.
Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 01:19 PM (zr5Kq)


Mean life span in 1900: 45 years.

'Nuff said.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 28, 2020 01:22 PM (YqDXo)

486 I am only going to brag a little bit. My two teens have been a delight. They bicker, but for the most part they are very kind to each other and sensitive to the other's feelings. They are nothing like me and my two brothers. We would have knocked down walls by now. We will see how it goes next week when they have actual lesson plans for school.

Posted by: no good deed at March 28, 2020 01:22 PM (MmFTx)

487 450 from twitter... WHO refuses to answer question about how TAIWAN is handling the chinese virus

https://tinyurl.com/uk3euys

Posted by: phoenixgirl at March 28, 2020 12:33 PM

Yep, can't let their secret out. Didn't shut down anything. Just cut off travel from Wuhan, tested and quarantined early.

800-some cases and 2 deaths.

The Federalist, March 11, 2020

What The Rest Of The World Can Learn From Taiwan's Success Containing Coronavirus

https://bit.ly/39wkV5L

Notice that none of the freakout-media have been telling us anything about Taiwan. It's all "ZOMG, look at Italy!"

No perspective is allowed.
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 01:12 PM

And they won't because that would verify that different races and cultures think, behave, and act differently depending on the country. People would realize that these the vast majority non-Americans we have been importing post 1965 never intended to assimilate and/or are not capable.

Posted by: it begins... at March 28, 2020 01:23 PM (lBCgE)

488 I don't see how all this shelter in place is gonna stop it when something like 70% of the economy is deemed 'essential' - so 70% are still going to work every day being exposed or exposing others to something we may have but not yet know.

Posted by: Anonymous Guy in Ca at March 28, 2020 01:23 PM (RcMUX)

489 With all the talk of grandkids and retirement by a lot of people, it seems like there are not many under 50 who comment here.
Posted by: Clyde Shelton
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Thus, AoSHQ is a fount of experience and wisdom, age betting both. It distinguishes this place from *many* others.

"... the young are always ready to give to those who are older than themselves the full benefits of their inexperience. ‍"

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 28, 2020 01:23 PM (xSo9G)

490 482 What's age got to do with it? We're all of like mind.



With some exceptions like.....

mustard vs ketchup on hot dogs,

War of Northern Aggression,

preference of bows,

Dukes vs Hellman's or G*d forbid Miracle Whip, et al.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at March 28, 2020 01:14 PM (Dhht7)

Maple syrup on French Toast
Posted by: Vendette at March 28, 2020 01:21 PM (nRNOc)

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Carrots in chili

Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 28, 2020 01:24 PM (CAJOC)

491 I don't want the good old days. I like plumbing and hot water.
Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 01:19 PM (zr5Kq)

Mean life span in 1900: 45 years.

'Nuff said.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 28, 2020 01:22 PM (YqDXo)


It's also pleasant to be around people who are familiar with plumbing and hot water (please, no SF jokes).

Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 01:24 PM (zr5Kq)

492 I love my neighbors, kidding.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 28, 2020 01:25 PM (PUmDY)

493 Plus it's a double win for them since sensationalism and doom and gloom breed clicks and views.


I am checking out from social media/media takes on everything. We have entered "they are eating people in Madison Square Garden" territory. I'll watch the actual updates from the President and our governor and turn it off as soon as the questions start.

Posted by: no good deed at March 28, 2020 01:25 PM (MmFTx)

494 Maple syrup on French Toast

Posted by: Vendette at March 28, 2020 01:21
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Good one.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at March 28, 2020 01:25 PM (Dhht7)

495 I don't have any grandkids (yet), I am nowhere near retirement, and yet I still have plenty to enjoy with these old fogies....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 28, 2020 12:52 PM

Oh, I enjoy reading here quite a bit. Learn a lot, both on politics and life in general.

But where I don't really fit in enough to join the conversation is on basic life experience. I don't drink, never married and don't have the treasure trove of knowledge and life experience that so many here seem to have.

So yeah, I stick to mostly lurking. Only reason I've commented more last few weeks is because I have been on 'stay-at-home' and work from home orders since 03/13/20.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 01:25 PM (Do5/p)

496 Found a ship traffic tracker. The USNS Comfort is (currently) the rightmost blue dot in a group of four at one of the Norfolk NS docks.

https://bit.ly/2JixaYS

Posted by: t-bird at March 28, 2020 01:26 PM (CMq2e)

497 308 I think Ace is 50-ish.

You're probably right. I remembered him seeming to be in his upper 30's when I first came here, so I added a few years. But time has flown, I've been here a lot longer than a couple years.
Posted by: t-bird at March 28, 2020 12:39 PM (oTMWb

That's what, 9 in Ewok years?

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid. at March 28, 2020 01:26 PM (Vy7tf)

498 483 livestream starting soon

https://www.whitehouse.gov/live/

Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 01:22 PM (KXX3K)


White House put a kink in MSMs day when they started live feeds.
No more listening to *them* tell you what the president said.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2020 01:26 PM (obh/i)

499 Well, some of us have child-like maturity levels. Just ask my wife.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 28, 2020 12:51 PM

Yep, that's me. 44yo with the maturity level of a 14yo on a good day, a 4yo on a bad day.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 01:26 PM (Do5/p)

500 PDT landed in Norfolk? Wonder where? The civilian airport?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 28, 2020 01:26 PM (85Gof)

501 Do unto strangers.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 28, 2020 01:27 PM (PUmDY)

502 Hillary going down like a $2 hooker the night the fleet came in.

Posted by: An Observation

From election night 2016.

Posted by: Infidel at March 28, 2020 01:27 PM (I664Y)

503 Quarantines are fun :

BREAKING NEWS: President Trump is considering quarantining New York, Connecticut and New Jersey amid pandemic.

Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 01:27 PM (zr5Kq)

504 *New Yorkers, they just don't listen...

Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 01:28 PM (zr5Kq)

505 Quarantines are fun :

BREAKING NEWS: President Trump is considering quarantining New York, Connecticut and New Jersey amid pandemic.

Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 01:27 PM (zr5Kq)

Just considereing preventing them from traveling to neighboring States without clearance to do so

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 28, 2020 01:28 PM (85Gof)

506 No, Bob, I'm good. Did three loads. Catching my breath and I'll do the last two. This was a lot easier when I was younger and in better shape.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at March 28, 2020 01:28 PM (Lqy/e)

507 BREAKING NEWS: President Trump is considering quarantining New York, Connecticut and New Jersey amid pandemic.

Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 01:27 PM (zr5Kq)

C'mon

Posted by: JoeF. at March 28, 2020 01:29 PM (CqE5x)

508 Hanging out over at C-SPAN just now, I see that they carried Joe Biden Remarks on Coronavirus Response, 23 March. Talk about C-SPAM.

Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 01:29 PM (KXX3K)

509 And they won't because that would verify that different races and cultures think, behave, and act differently depending on the country. People would realize that these the vast majority non-Americans we have been importing post 1965 never intended to assimilate and/or are not capable.
Posted by: it begins... at March 28, 2020 01:23 PM (lBCgE)


There's another comparison that is invidious by leftist standards: Taiwan vs. Red China.

Same people, two different political systems. One has worked well. The other, not so much.

This is what researchers call a controlled experiment. The control isn't perfect, but it's as close as we can come in a human context.

See also the U.S. vs. Mexico. Two countries with widely varied climates, geographies, etc. from mountains to oceans to deserts to wilderness. Cross the border from San Diego to Tijuana to see the difference in peoples, cultures, and political systems.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 28, 2020 01:29 PM (YqDXo)

510 I vote turn the UN over to homeless, and keep the UN going there too.

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 01:30 PM (ZCEU2)

511 Just considereing preventing them from traveling to neighboring States without clearance to do so
Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 28, 2020 01:28 PM (85Gof)

I bet it's the same motherfuckers travelling to and from and within these three states--going to weddings and such-- who are doing the most damage.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 28, 2020 01:30 PM (CqE5x)

512 Looks like PDT landed at the Military Airfield

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 28, 2020 01:30 PM (85Gof)

513 504 *New Yorkers, they just don't listen...
Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 01:28 PM (zr5Kq)


They're the most important people on earth. No one else matters.

Just ask them.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 28, 2020 01:30 PM (YqDXo)

514 Tugs at the ready to guide the USNS Comfort out

The Fort Bragg and both Tracy and Marci "MORON"s, if I'm reading that right.

Posted by: t-bird at March 28, 2020 01:30 PM (asM0l)

515 495 I don't have any grandkids (yet), I am nowhere near retirement, and yet I still have plenty to enjoy with these old fogies....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 28, 2020 12:52 PM

Oh, I enjoy reading here quite a bit. Learn a lot, both on politics and life in general.

But where I don't really fit in enough to join the conversation is on basic life experience. I don't drink, never married and don't have the treasure trove of knowledge and life experience that so many here seem to have.

So yeah, I stick to mostly lurking. Only reason I've commented more last few weeks is because I have been on 'stay-at-home' and work from home orders since 03/13/20.
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 01:25 PM (Do5/p)

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All the folks here have varied life experience. What makes this place awesome is everyone is willing to share that experience, so you get an almost Borg-like collection of knowledge. And, from my experience, except for trolls, everyone has something to offer.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 28, 2020 01:31 PM (CAJOC)

516 Would it be any fun if everyone were younger? I learn a lot from those going for their third 29.

Posted by: t-bird at March 28, 2020 12:54 PM

Heck no. I have even less in common with anyone younger than me (20s, 30s).

Anytime I am at social gatherings, I tend to hang around the older people in attendance. I am a big introvert and would much prefer to sit and have a conversation with people rather than, say, be out dancing.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 01:32 PM (Do5/p)

517 496 Found a ship traffic tracker. The USNS Comfort is (currently) the rightmost blue dot in a group of four at one of the Norfolk NS docks.

https://bit.ly/2JixaYS

Posted by: t-bird at March 28, 2020 01:26 PM (CMq2e)


Cool

Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2020 01:32 PM (obh/i)

518 White House put a kink in MSMs day when they started live feeds.
No more listening to *them* tell you what the president said.
Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2020 01:26 PM (obh/i)


Disintermediation. It's beautiful, and makes clear that 1) they've been lying all along, and 2) they serve no useful purpose.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 28, 2020 01:32 PM (YqDXo)

519 Silly fucks. No oil....desperate cold people will cut/sell all the trees. Canada will have a wood and tp cartel.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 28, 2020 01:32 PM (8mz9g)

520 i would be interested in knowing how many of those young kids seen frolicking on the beaches of Florida a few weeks ago in careless disregard of the Chinese flu have actually come down with it.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 28, 2020 01:32 PM (CqE5x)

521 The eagle has landed.

Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 01:32 PM (zr5Kq)

522 Posted by: Clyde Shelton


*******

You know what they say. If you want to feel young, slim, smart and good looking, hang out with old, fat, dumb, ugly folks.

Welcome home, my friend. Welcome home!

Posted by: Muldoon at March 28, 2020 01:33 PM (m45I2)

523 518 Disintermediation.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 28, 2020 01:32 PM (YqDXo)

That's a $10 word. Good one.

Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 01:34 PM (KXX3K)

524 You know what they say. If you want to feel young, slim, smart and good looking, hang out with old, fat, dumb, ugly folks.




HEY !

Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 01:34 PM (zr5Kq)

525 The three vessels to the left of the Comfort are tugs.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2020 01:35 PM (obh/i)

526 Alec Baldwin looks likes he's on withdrawal. AC?
https://twitter.com/LadyQanuck/ status/1243596094552133632

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess - Hydroxy Chloro Queen and Bat Soup Nazi at March 28, 2020 01:35 PM (rCwaK)

527 Clyde, not having much life experience has never stopped me from commenting! I first started commenting here when I was a senior in college.

Oh - and to answer Fen's question - I have always been what we call conservative today, despite the constant drumbeat of opposition in the schools. I attribute that to the very high value I place on independence and autonomy. Since I was a wee one, I have HATED being dependent on anyone or anything, and I have also REALLY F'N HATED being told what to do.

Quick story about that. In fourth grade, I was in Montessori, and we were given a list of tasks to complete for the week and allowed leeway to determine how we wanted to complete them (within a few requirements such as a minimum number of tasks completed per day). I did very well with this approach. However, at times, my teacher felt the need to interfere with how I was managing my own workload, and it INFURIATED me like you would not believe a sweet little blonde (note: I'm now brunette but still was blonde at that age) fourth grader could be. My mom still has a note I wrote to her one day in which I ranted about how my teacher was getting in my business AGAIN when she should just STFU and STFD (obviously I didn't say that at that age, but it's how I would have said it now) and let me get on with my business.

So, naturally, I was never going to support someone politically who thinks I can't make my own decisions.

Well, I better get back to work while my husband is home to wrangle the children. Lots to do.

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at March 28, 2020 01:35 PM (rWZ8Y)

528 the threat isn't the Wu Flu, threat is our own Ruling Class.

they are burning our house to the ground because we support Trump, that is all that's going on here.

Posted by: Shoey at March 28, 2020 01:35 PM (lg4FP)

529 Some recipes for the Old Fashioned call for muddling a cherry. I'd try:

1/2 tsp cherry juice
1/2 tsp sugar
2 or 3 dashes bitters
1-1/2 oz bourbon
Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at March 28, 2020 01:21 PM (00fXp)
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If you want WI version, substitute Brandy for bourbon.

Posted by: WisRich at March 28, 2020 01:35 PM (OAlmw)

530 Just considereing preventing them from traveling to neighboring States without clearance to do so

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 28, 2020 01:28 PM (85Gof)



I bet it's the same motherfuckers travelling to and from and within
these three states--going to weddings and such-- who are doing the most
damage.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 28, 2020 01:30 PM (CqE5x)

It's
more like people who can afford to leave NYC in particular are heading
to vacation homes or renting places in other states, especially along
the east coast, and bringing the virus with them. Some of them are
requiring hospitalization. Even in NY, cases and deaths have already been reported
in upstate NY and Long Island from people who came from NYC.

Posted by: Vendette at March 28, 2020 01:35 PM (nRNOc)

531 The weather look so nice in Norfolk.

Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 01:35 PM (zr5Kq)

532 I don't drink, never married and don't have the treasure trove of knowledge and life experience that so many here seem to have.

Clyde-

We're not all two steps from alcoholism. Some of us are closer. Really, I have about three drinks a month-mostly as a break from being the mother of a 20 year old but it does seem that there's a lot of talk liquored up talk here.

Was "Treasure trove of knowledge and experience" a euphemism from madcap sexual experiences when younger? J/k

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 28, 2020 01:36 PM (WI7YS)

533 Jane was telling of a couple who landed on her island in Georgia. Both were infected with the virus. And with a boatload of stupid.

Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 01:36 PM (zr5Kq)

534 they have to impress upon us their mastery over us

Posted by: Shoey at March 28, 2020 01:37 PM (lg4FP)

535 The weather look so nice in Norfolk.
Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 01:35 PM (zr5Kq)

I was thinking the same thing. Raining up here in NJ

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 28, 2020 01:37 PM (85Gof)

536 There is a considerable number of non-drinkers at this site.

Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 01:37 PM (KXX3K)

537 You know what they say. If you want to feel young, slim, smart and good looking, hang out with old, fat, dumb, ugly folks.

LOL.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 28, 2020 01:37 PM (WI7YS)

538 PDT considering a Quarantine for Parts on NY, NJ & Conn.

Posted by: WuHAN Solo at March 28, 2020 01:37 PM (/WpZO)

539
I did not drink before I came here N years ago...

I am joking !

Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 01:38 PM (zr5Kq)

540 It would be an interesting topic to hear from the younger people-40 and younger how they came to their political beliefs?. Were/Are their parents conservative or they a went to private school, just resisted the indoctrination of the public school that's been going on for while, or they had a "political conversion"?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 28, 2020 12:58 PM

Not 40 and younger, but my political awakening came on 09/12/2001. I was home from work the day of the terrorist attacks. Watched in horror as the towers collapsed on live television.

I remember clearly the feeling I felt that day: completely alone and afraid. I was 25 years old and I realized I knew nothing of the world outside my little bubble of sports (watching, playing).

I knew nothing of politics, never followed it. But I did know that I was pro-life. When I started looking things up, I realized Democrats were pro-abortion, so I immediately knew I was a Republican voter.

I then found Rush Limbaugh within the next few weeks and listened every day at work. As I listened, it wasn't so much me being taught as it was me hearing him and saying 'Yeah! That make sense, why aren't more people saying this?'

I then found milblogs and political blogs around 2003 or 2004 and the rest is history.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 01:38 PM (Do5/p)

541 I was thinking the same thing. Raining up here in NJ
Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 28, 2020 01:37 PM (85Gof)

Rain AND fog where I am at (secret location).

Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 01:39 PM (zr5Kq)

542 The weather look so nice in Norfolk.


*********

Reminds me of the story about the guy who took a long cross-country train trip with his girlfriend, Virginia. They were just getting settled in to their sleeper compartment and things were getting...um...frrisky when the conductor came down the corridor hollering, "NO FOCK-A VIRGINIA!

Posted by: Muldoon at March 28, 2020 01:39 PM (m45I2)

543 Zappa said ( before he died ) There's a lot more of us ugly motherfuckers.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 28, 2020 01:40 PM (8mz9g)

544 Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 01:38 PM (Do5/p)

Thanks; That was interesting.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 28, 2020 01:40 PM (WI7YS)

545 It's
more like people who can afford to leave NYC in particular are heading
to vacation homes or renting places in other states, especially along
the east coast, and bringing the virus with them. Some of them are
requiring hospitalization. Even in NY, cases and deaths have already been reported
in upstate NY and Long Island from people who came from NYC.
Posted by: Vendette at March 28, 2020 01:35 PM (nRNOc)

True.

Mu sister and BIL have a place in Florida and they hightailed it down there a couple weeks ago.
But neither had the flu.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 28, 2020 01:40 PM (CqE5x)

546 There is a considerable number of non-drinkers at this site.
Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 01:37 PM (KXX3K)


And I appreciate every one of them. Leaves more beer for me.

Posted by: I Am No One at March 28, 2020 01:41 PM (uOouc)

547 And then there's the cheer:

We don't smoke!
We don't drink!
Nor-folk, nor-folk!

Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 01:41 PM (KXX3K)

548 PDT considering a Quarantine for Parts on NY, NJ & Conn.
Posted by: WuHAN Solo at March 28, 2020 01:37 PM (/WpZO)

Good. Seal 'em off and let no one out and nothing in for 30 days.

Go ahead, bite the Big Apple, don't mind the maggots, huh.....

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 28, 2020 01:42 PM (Z+IKu)

549 What makes this place awesome is everyone is willing to share that experience, so you get an almost Borg-like collection of knowledge...

Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 28, 2020 01:31 PM
-------------------------
So true. I learned from bluebell that she puts her wool balls in the dryer to make laundry dry better.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at March 28, 2020 01:43 PM (Dhht7)

550 @Muldoon :

"Virginia is for Lovers" is the tourism and travel slogan of the U.S. commonwealth of Virginia. Used since 1969, it has become a well-recognized and often imitated part of American jargon. "

Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 01:43 PM (zr5Kq)

551 I think I have been a conservative since junior high school when I realized teachers were pushing Leftism.

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 01:43 PM (ZCEU2)

552 I do everything.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 28, 2020 01:43 PM (8mz9g)

553 There is a considerable number of non-drinkers at this site.
Posted by: m
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I am a casual drinker, I take it when offered, keep a bottle of scotch, some beer, and a bottle of wine on hand, but probably don't partake more than a couple of times a month.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 28, 2020 01:44 PM (xSo9G)

554 Mistake.

I've done everything.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 28, 2020 01:44 PM (8mz9g)

555
1 Oh how I wish I had tape recorded my parents reminiscences!

I can't tell a story to save my life. But my Aunt Lois could... She was an evangelical Christian... She had a disable (paraplegic, quadriplegic, not sure) friend that got married to another disabled person in a similar situation. They asked her to help them consummate, because they couldn't pull it off themselves.

Aunt Lois was a bad ass mother fucker. I don't think the mainstream understands evangelic christians. You have to understand that this couple was MARRIED BEFORE GOD and yet could not consummate. So anyway, she helped them.

When she would tell the story the entire room would be crying from laughter. I wish I had recorded that story. One of the best I ever heard.

Posted by: LiveFreeOrDie at March 28, 2020 01:45 PM (H9lUe)

556 "Virginia is for Lovers" is the tourism and travel slogan of the U.S. commonwealth of Virginia. Used since 1969, it has become a well-recognized and often imitated part of American jargon. "
Posted by: runner
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For some years, the Indiana license plates carried the 'motto', "Wander". I share this without comment.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 28, 2020 01:45 PM (xSo9G)

557 C-SPAN is projecting 1:45 EDT start time.

Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 01:45 PM (KXX3K)

558 Three people on a train, a father and son and a stranger.

Stranger: "I'm going to order drinks. Would you like something?"

Father: "Don't drink. Tried it once, didn't like it."

Stranger: "I thought I'd also order some appetizers.

Father: "Tried 'em once. Didn't like 'em. But let me ask my son."

Stranger: "An only child, I presume."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 28, 2020 01:45 PM (YqDXo)

559 Wander why they did that.

Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 01:46 PM (KXX3K)

560 Mick Jagger pronounces go go very oddly and awesomely.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 28, 2020 01:46 PM (PUmDY)

561 I still have echoes of a drunken past.

It's nice.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 28, 2020 01:46 PM (8mz9g)

562 I don't believe you can effectively quarantine a nation of 330 million people when the infectious agent is in the community and spreads easily from person to person. Mobility is not the only factor. Population density, geography, weather and developing herd immunity are also key determinants of spread.

[ ] The horse is out of the barn
[ ] The chicken has flown the coop
[ ] That ship has sailed
[ ] That dog don't hunt
[X] All of the above

Posted by: Muldoon at March 28, 2020 01:47 PM (m45I2)

563 I only drink reticently. And I never enjoy it.

Posted by: garrett at March 28, 2020 01:48 PM (MGDU4)

564 Trump to make remarks at the Navy hospital ship soon.
Fox is covering it...if you mute Leland Vitter until Trump comes on.

Posted by: Tami at March 28, 2020 01:49 PM (cF8AT)

565 PDT ON

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 28, 2020 01:49 PM (85Gof)

566 You know, with all the jokes about being 29+ here, I'm beginning to wonder if I am the youngest one commenting here at AoSHQ, having just turned 44 (on 02/10).
Posted by: Clyde Shelton

Please see any archived Marvel comics related thread for your answer.

Posted by: Sock Monkey..rolling my eyes at the whippersnappers at March 28, 2020 01:49 PM (4aS1x)

567 Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 01:38 PM (Do5/p)

Welcome to the real world. hugs and smooches!

Posted by: Infidel at March 28, 2020 01:50 PM (vF+fs)

568 PDT! Hail to the Chief!

Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 01:50 PM (KXX3K)

569 Livestream up

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 28, 2020 01:50 PM (YqDXo)

570 I am a casual drinker, I take it when offered, keep a bottle of scotch, some beer, and a bottle of wine on hand, but probably don't partake more than a couple of times a month.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 28, 2020 01:44 PM (xSo9G)

I have been trying to cut way back on casual drinking when I started the new site last year. It seems ready made for alcoholics. You have no idea how many chronic alcoholic assholes work in upper management at this place and it was something I did not want to pick up. So when the quarantine hit, I was horrified to realize all those bottles of alcohol were completely empty except for half a bottle of vodka from 2 years ago- and vodka is not a lazy, casual drink.

Hit the liquor store last week and picked up a bottle of Four Roses. I am set for a few weeks.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 28, 2020 01:50 PM (QrImU)

571 That's my president!

Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 01:50 PM (KXX3K)

572 Shut up, we know. Put Trump on.

Posted by: t-bird at March 28, 2020 01:51 PM (oTMWb)

573 https://www.whitehouse.gov/live/

Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 01:51 PM (KXX3K)

574 In his comments at the helicopter he said, "it will be an enforceable quarantine.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2020 01:51 PM (obh/i)

575 @realDonaldTrump 19 minutes ago

I am giving consideration to a QUARANTINE of developing "hot spots", New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. A decision will be made, one way or another, shortly.

Posted by: Tami at March 28, 2020 01:51 PM (cF8AT)

576 For some years, the Indiana license plates carried the 'motto', "Wander". I share this without comment.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 28, 2020 01:45 PM (xSo9G)

'Wander Indiana' to be precise. It was the subject of jokes by teachers in High School.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 28, 2020 01:51 PM (QrImU)

577 NY Governor who has locked down state and created extreme restrictions, says it may be for months, confused by president saying there may be a short term quarantine on New Yorkers traveling to other states, and that it may not be legal.

Lack of Self Awareness Award goes to...

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at March 28, 2020 01:51 PM (GGtlB)

578 I try to sleep, they're wide awake, they won't let me alone.
They don't get paid or take vacations, or let me alone.
They spy on me, I try to hide, they won't let me alone.
They persecute me, they're the judge and jury all in one.

Posted by: SMOD at March 28, 2020 01:52 PM (X5CsJ)

579 I don't drink often....but when i do i drink 3 twelve packs .....each pack has 15.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 28, 2020 01:52 PM (8mz9g)

580 Truck is unloaded. It went pretty well. I'm glad the wheelbarrow had dualies up front. Might have had problems with the other style.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at March 28, 2020 01:52 PM (Lqy/e)

581 This guy is a suck-up.

@realDonaldTrump 19 minutes ago

I am giving consideration to a QUARANTINE of developing "hot spots", New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.


If you need to make this permanent, just let us know!

Posted by: t-bird at March 28, 2020 01:53 PM (oTMWb)

582 If you need to make this permanent, just let us know!
Posted by: t-bird at March 28, 2020 01:53 PM (oTMWb)

Who knew Escape from New York was prophetic?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 28, 2020 01:53 PM (QrImU)

583 Trump has really done an incredibly good job, not only of organizing the response, but also of being out there and evincing such leadership.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 28, 2020 01:53 PM (YqDXo)

584 Yay!

Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 01:53 PM (KXX3K)

585 Indiana license plates carried the 'motto', "Wander".


***********

Help me wander,
Help, help me wander
Help me wander, yeah
Get her out of my mind!

Posted by: Muldoon at March 28, 2020 01:54 PM (m45I2)

586 Love the flags waving in the background.

Posted by: Infidel at March 28, 2020 01:54 PM (vF+fs)

587 Invisible enemy. The virus, or socialism? Or both?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 28, 2020 01:55 PM (YqDXo)

588 I really am a causal drinker, rare more than 1 drink and if then maybe a very good wine I not leavijng to chance overnight.

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 01:55 PM (ZCEU2)

589 And the seagulls flying by.

Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 01:55 PM (KXX3K)

590 I don't believe you can effectively quarantine a
nation of 330 million people when the infectious agent is in the
community and spreads easily from person to person. Mobility is not the
only factor. Population density, geography, weather and developing herd
immunity are also key determinants of spread.



[ ] The horse is out of the barn

[ ] The chicken has flown the coop

[ ] That ship has sailed

[ ] That dog don't hunt

[X] All of the above

Posted by: Muldoon at March 28, 2020 01:47 PM (m45I2)

Agree with all of that. To me, whether one agrees with it or not, individual states and now possibly Trump are making "Quit being selfish idiots!" moves.

Posted by: Vendette at March 28, 2020 01:55 PM (nRNOc)

591 583 Trump has really done an incredibly good job, not only of organizing the response, but also of being out there and evincing such leadership.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 28, 2020 01:53 PM (YqDXo)

He has risen to the occasion. I wonder if the Secret Service gave him any bullshit (ala Bush around 9/11) about secreting himself away and only speaking from the bunker?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 28, 2020 01:55 PM (QrImU)

592 NO FOCK-A WANDER, EITHER!

/train conductor later on in the trip

Posted by: Muldoon at March 28, 2020 01:56 PM (m45I2)

593 6oz of red wine daily is heart healthy and not too much for your liver.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2020 01:56 PM (obh/i)

594 I don't believe you can effectively quarantine a nation of 330 million people when the infectious agent is in the community and spreads easily from person to person. Mobility is not the only factor. Population density, geography, weather and developing herd immunity are also key determinants of spread.
[ ] The horse is out of the barn
[ ] The chicken has flown the coop
[ ] That ship has sailed
[ ] That dog don't hunt
[X] All of the above
Posted by: Muldoon at March 28, 2020 01:47 PM (m45I2)

Yup....but it will be educational to watch the citizens of those left wing strongholds of New Yawk, New Joisey and Conneticunt try and break the quarantine.

Maybe they got mad skills.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 28, 2020 01:56 PM (Z+IKu)

595 587 Invisible enemy. The virus, or socialism? Or both?
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 28, 2020 01:55 PM (YqDXo)

Yes.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 28, 2020 01:56 PM (QrImU)

596 Invisible enemy. The virus, or socialism? Or both?

Yes. Globalism is both.

Posted by: t-bird at March 28, 2020 01:56 PM (dzJ3R)

597 The Comfort is a "message of hope and solidarity to the people of New York".

PDT

Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 01:56 PM (KXX3K)

598 The Comfort will arrive in NYC on Monday.

Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 01:57 PM (KXX3K)

599 It's funny how tired he always sounds when he's reading. When he's just riffing at rallies, he sounds much better.

Posted by: t-bird at March 28, 2020 01:57 PM (dzJ3R)

600 >>I don't believe you can effectively quarantine a
nation of 330 million FREE people

Posted by: garrett at March 28, 2020 01:57 PM (MGDU4)

601 Yup....but it will be educational to watch the citizens of those left wing strongholds of New Yawk, New Joisey and Conneticunt try and break the quarantine.

Maybe they got mad skills.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 28, 2020 01:56 PM (Z+IKu)


States will have legal authority to arrest and deport them.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2020 01:58 PM (obh/i)

602 546 There is a considerable number of non-drinkers at this site.
Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 01:37 PM (KXX3K)

And I appreciate every one of them. Leaves more beer for me.

Posted by: I Am No One at March 28, 2020 01:41 PM
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I approve this message.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at March 28, 2020 01:58 PM (Dhht7)

603 With that very white background--the ship--PDT looks very flushed.

Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 01:58 PM (KXX3K)

604 Against JackStraw's wishes we will not be allowed to shoot them.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2020 01:58 PM (obh/i)

605 Yup....but it will be educational to watch the citizens of those left wing strongholds of New Yawk, New Joisey and Conneticunt try and break the quarantine.

Maybe they got mad skills.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 28, 2020 01:56 PM (Z+IKu)

You forget there are plenty of Trump supporters here. Not everyone is s left loon.
And NO one in New Jersey pronounces it "Joisey."
No. One.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 28, 2020 01:59 PM (CqE5x)

606 I remember a time, before he went national, when Dennis Prager said he wouldn't talk about gardening on the radio. Changed his mind after tasting a home-grown apricot.

Wouldn't talk about architecture either. Maybe poetry.

Posted by: KT at March 28, 2020 01:59 PM (BVQ+1)

607 527 Mrs. Peel

I went to Montessori, also, briefly. Somehow it came up that I had never eaten Steak. The teacher felt bad for me and brought some in, at which time I pointed out that I had eaten plenty of Steak, I thought she said Snake.

Posted by: LiveFreeOrDie at March 28, 2020 01:59 PM (H9lUe)

608 He's already made the decision.

Posted by: Infidel at March 28, 2020 02:00 PM (vF+fs)

609 Never so many so old. No matter what....its a yuge experiment.

Being old hurts. Fucking period. Why did my grandparents lie?

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 28, 2020 02:00 PM (8mz9g)

610 Trump looks and sound tired.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 28, 2020 02:00 PM (CqE5x)

611 This virus like others will go away, socalism has found a new weapon in getting the population afraid of a unknown enemy and they are putty to be molded.

The Hillary girl is a little better but Marley a little cutie but not by much.

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 02:00 PM (ZCEU2)

612 Okay. Time for a cigar. Have fun continuing to storm the castle. (Suggestion: toss plague infected corpses over the castle walls with trebuchets)

Endeavour to persevere!

Posted by: Muldoon at March 28, 2020 02:00 PM (m45I2)

613 I should differentiate between talking about liquor and being "liquored up" . I wouldn't know the difference between Jim Bean and John Pinto and have no idea what "sidecar" (the drink is) is,. but I like a whiskey sour sometimes and some people seem to enjoy talk about their favorite types of liquor. That is different than people who sometimes threaten to knock people's head off because I think some of them are drinking a little too much on the ONT which makes them belligerent.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 28, 2020 02:00 PM (WI7YS)

614 New York hasn't realized that years of dick stomping everyone who doesn't agree with their brand of politics, thumbing their nose at others with their sanctuary city policies, harassing the president with their AG and generally trying to undermine our republic hasn't bought them a lot of goodwill with people.

Now the rats are fleeing their political shangri la, and they want people to greet them with open arms and share their supplies?

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at March 28, 2020 02:00 PM (GGtlB)

615 You forget there are plenty of Trump supporters here. Not everyone is s left loon.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 28, 2020 01:59 PM (CqE5x)


You guys will be the resistance. We'll air drop you special stuff, like Val-U-Rite.

Posted by: I Am No One at March 28, 2020 02:01 PM (uOouc)

616 610 Trump looks and sound tired.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 28, 2020 02:00 PM (CqE5x)

People say this every time he READS from a speech. He's much more alive off the cuff.

And IF he is tired, can ya blame him?

Posted by: Tami at March 28, 2020 02:01 PM (cF8AT)

617 610 Trump looks and sound tired.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 28, 2020 02:00 PM (CqE5x)


It's always more difficult for him to read a speech rather than wing it.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2020 02:01 PM (obh/i)

618 Posted by: JoeF. at March 28, 2020 01:59 PM (CqE5x)

Thanks.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 28, 2020 02:02 PM (WI7YS)

619 I went to Montessori, also, briefly. Somehow it came up that I had never eaten Steak. The teacher felt bad for me and brought some in, at which time I pointed out that I had eaten plenty of Steak, I thought she said Snake.
Posted by: LiveFreeOrDie at March 28, 2020 01:59 PM (H9lUe)

We are Americans.

Hell, I have been thinking of taking a road trip (1500 miles) to Fabens, Texas just to go to Cattlemans during this forced vacation.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 28, 2020 02:02 PM (QrImU)

620 Okay. Time for a cigar. Have fun continuing to storm the castle. (Suggestion: toss plague infected corpses over the castle walls with trebuchets)

Endeavour to persevere!
Posted by: Muldoon at March


Talk about the Horde mindset.
Was just now deciding whether Irish or bourbon with my cigar today.

Enjoy all.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 28, 2020 02:03 PM (axyOa)

621 In my next reincarnation....as soon as i stick my hand out of the womb....dad will slap a cold beer in my hand.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 28, 2020 02:03 PM (8mz9g)

622 You forget there are plenty of Trump supporters here. Not everyone is s left loon.

And NO one in New Jersey pronounces it "Joisey."

No. One.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 28, 2020 01:59 PM (CqE5x)

Very true. We could list a lot more states where the liberal strongholds cause the entire state to be painted with a broad brush.

Posted by: Vendette at March 28, 2020 02:03 PM (nRNOc)

623 302 In fact, after this mess is over, we need to kick then out of the country and sell the UN porperty

=====
Nah, tear it down and turn the site into a sewage treatment plant.

Or an asylum for the criminally insane.

Posted by: Vlad the impaler,whittling away like mad at March 28, 2020 02:03 PM (d6mdH)

624 That is different than people who sometimes threaten to knock people's head off because I think some of them are drinking a little too much on the ONT which makes them belligerent.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 28, 2020 02:00 PM (WI7YS)

Or shoot you from 1000 yards out.

We actually do not get too many of those.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 28, 2020 02:04 PM (QrImU)

625 Why did my grandparents lie?

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 28, 2020 02:00 PM
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Heh. My MiL, grandmother to my kids, said they only thing golden about the golden years was the color of your urine.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at March 28, 2020 02:05 PM (Dhht7)

626 This , ladues and gentlemen, is how a President is supposed to act, to lead, when the country requires it.

Posted by: Sock Monkey..rolling my eyes at the whippersnappers at March 28, 2020 02:05 PM (4aS1x)

627 In mandatory quarantine until May. That will be 7 weeks total I think. Keep watching the New York and New Jersey cars come into town. Seems like a lot of family visiting down here.

Posted by: NCKate at March 28, 2020 02:05 PM (XfMJE)

628 Funny how the manufacturing companies in flyover country are changing tooling to save all the huge cities on the coasts that want to run our little lives.

Posted by: Infidel at March 28, 2020 02:05 PM (vF+fs)

629 I thought the guy was headed for a smashing re-election before (yeah, not a unique or insightful take). Now, I think it might end up being even bigger, even more luxurious.*

His energy is truly astonishing. Talk about a match between man and job.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 28, 2020 02:05 PM (El6T/)

630 625 Why did my grandparents lie?

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 28, 2020 02:00 PM
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Heh. My MiL, grandmother to my kids, said they only thing golden about the golden years was the color of your urine.
Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at March 28, 2020 02:05 PM (Dhht7)

You're talking to a bot.

Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 02:05 PM (KXX3K)

631 Hmmm, Cattleman's opens in 25 mins...

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 28, 2020 02:05 PM (QrImU)

632 Very true. We could list a lot more states where the liberal strongholds cause the entire state to be painted with a broad brush.
Posted by: Vendette at March 28, 2020 02:03 PM (nRNOc)


Illinois. An entire state of rednecks lorded over by Chicago.

Posted by: I Am No One at March 28, 2020 02:07 PM (uOouc)

633 I think it was the ONT (or maybe the Quarantine Cafe) a couple nights ago that there was extended discussion of 80s movies that was a lot of fun. And yes, I'm one of those under 50, though I can see it on the horizon.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 28, 2020 01:10 PM

Yeah, those kinds of conversations I can really get into. Unfortunately, I usually see them after the thread is long dead.

80s movies, 80s-90s sitcoms (I'm a YUGE Seinfeld fan), 80s-90s music and Classic Rock (favorite band of all time is Aerosmith).

Of course, when I see people ripping on Creed and Nickelback and Bush, I tend to hesitate before joining any conversations. My musical tastes run across the board and have changed throughout the years. First band I liked when I was young was Beach Boys, then went on to Aerosmith in my early teen years. I've liked INXS and U2 and a lot of classic rock. Then moved to top 40 and alternative rock in the grunge years of Nirvana and such. Liked bands like Theory of a Deadman and Seether and Kid Rock. Went through a country music phase until they went too hip hop country. Now I'm back to pretty much all classic rock all the time.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 02:07 PM (Do5/p)

634 And they won't because that would verify that different races and cultures think, behave, and act differently depending on the country. People would realize that these the vast majority non-Americans we have been importing post 1965 never intended to assimilate and/or are not capable.
Posted by: it begins... at March 28, 2020 01:23 PM (lBCgE)

There's another comparison that is invidious by leftist standards: Taiwan vs. Red China.

Same people, two different political systems. One has worked well. The other, not so much.

This is what researchers call a controlled experiment. The control isn't perfect, but it's as close as we can come in a human context.

See also the U.S. vs. Mexico. Two countries with widely varied climates, geographies, etc. from mountains to oceans to deserts to wilderness. Cross the border from San Diego to Tijuana to see the difference in peoples, cultures, and political systems.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 28, 2020 01:29 PM (YqDXo)

That fits with the founding of America as the other half of the Protestant Reformation breaking away from the Catholic Church in Europe. Catholicism has always been more of a collective mindset than Protestantism, ignoring the recent Marxist/SJW infiltration of Protestantism. Taiwan and the people of Taiwan hold as their identity breaking away and being separate from China the collective. Also, they have a homogenous nationalist culture which helps along with their high IQ. Just like the European Protestants who settled our country 400 years ago. I don't believe the culture and mindset of Catholicism fits in a Jeffersonian Republic. I believe it's unique to the culture, mindset, and higher IQs of European Protestants and those who share almost similar cultures, mindsets, and IQs.

The failed post WWII nation building has proven this IMO.

Posted by: it begins... at March 28, 2020 02:07 PM (lBCgE)

635 598 The Comfort will arrive in NYC on Monday.
Posted by: m at March 28,

Lock down the bridges and tunnels on Tuesday?

Posted by: Diogenes at March 28, 2020 02:07 PM (axyOa)

636 617 610 Trump looks and sound tired.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 28, 2020 02:00 PM (CqE5x)

It's always more difficult for him to read a speech rather than wing it.
Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2020 02:01 PM (obh/i)


He might be reading it because he's so tired that he doesn't want to risk winging it and doing a Biden impression?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 28, 2020 02:08 PM (YqDXo)

637 Illinois. An entire state of rednecks lorded over by Chicago.
Posted by: I Am No One at March 28, 2020 02:07

Can you say Colorado? I feel your pain.

Posted by: Infidel at March 28, 2020 02:08 PM (vF+fs)

638 Ok boys...looks like we're surrounded....poor bastards.

Don't fire untill you see the lazer paint temperature on their foreheads.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 28, 2020 02:08 PM (8mz9g)

639 We will win this war quickly . . . with as little death as possible."

PDT

Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 02:08 PM (KXX3K)

640 "I am very proud to be your President."

PDT

Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 02:09 PM (KXX3K)

641 the Hospital ship looks beautiful. Its onCspan now live.

Posted by: vivi at March 28, 2020 02:09 PM (11H2y)

642 And IF he is tired, can ya blame him?
Posted by: Tami at March 28, 2020 02:01 PM (cF8AT)


No, and the people who claim he's lazy are idiotic. Actually I haven't heard that since the pandemic, but some people said it before and it was stupid then too.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 28, 2020 02:09 PM (WI7YS)

643 MSM: weak applause following Trump's speech.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 28, 2020 02:09 PM (YqDXo)

644 thanks M for running those quotes from DJT. I pray for him every day.

Posted by: vivi at March 28, 2020 02:10 PM (11H2y)

645 637 Illinois. An entire state of rednecks lorded over by Chicago.
Posted by: I Am No One at March 28, 2020 02:07

Can you say Colorado? I feel your pain.
Posted by: Infidel at

Can you say Earth?

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 28, 2020 02:10 PM (8mz9g)

646 Dayum, I feel so proud of my country and my President!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 02:10 PM (BiNEL)

647 There she goes.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2020 02:10 PM (obh/i)

648 My husband has his phone hooked up to the speakers in the room I'm in watching Trump. He's in the garage working on something...but his phone keeps playing stuff on the speakers.

He may soon be a virus quarantine casualty....

Posted by: Tami at March 28, 2020 02:11 PM (cF8AT)

649 I've tried to stay out of the Virus Wars other than to make utterly futile gentle attempts to point out that it's a curious posture to believe it's all a giant plot yet somehow think Trump is the guy to con the ship if he can't see that/prevent it causing unneeded harm.

Will stay out of it, other than to say I don't agree containment/quarantine/slowing of contact is not helping and cannot help, materially, at both the key goal of keeping acute cases under our care capacity, and lowering total case numbers, materially. Can't look at the mechanics and logic of transmission and see how it cannot have a material effect.

This is an unprecedented thing obviously and epidemiology will have years of a rich menu for grad students and researchers to study to tease out the lessons.

And what a visual. A president standing (saluting), watching tugs pull a hospital ship away from a pier.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 28, 2020 02:11 PM (El6T/)

650 "I really am a causal drinker" Well you're the cause I drink, so there is that.

Couple of my favorite online things are, assholes 'splainin why nobody's kid should ever go Ta Kollidge (especially if one's ex-wife has a paper saying one has to pay), and they spell a couple of the key words in their argument wrong. I just think that's funny as shit right there,

and,

Pledges of "Why I Do Not Drink" written as if they are half in the bag.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at March 28, 2020 02:11 PM (8IOEj)

651 642 the people who claim he's lazy are idiotic. Actually I haven't heard that since the pandemic, but some people said it before and it was stupid then too.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 28, 2020 02:09 PM (WI7YS)

I've never heard that. Don't hang out with those people!

Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 02:11 PM (KXX3K)

652 644 thanks M for running those quotes from DJT. I pray for him every day.
Posted by: vivi at March 28, 2020 02:10 PM (11H2y)

You betcha.

Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 02:12 PM (KXX3K)

653 632 - NYC skews the whole state.

Posted by: vivi at March 28, 2020 02:12 PM (11H2y)

654 Pray DJT puts his foot down by next Friday and says " Let my people go"

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 02:12 PM (ZCEU2)

655 An aerial shot would be good.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2020 02:12 PM (obh/i)

656 MONTY PYTHON THEME!!

Posted by: vivi at March 28, 2020 02:12 PM (11H2y)

657 637 Illinois. An entire state of rednecks lorded over by Chicago.
Posted by: I Am No One at March 28, 2020 02:07

Can you say Colorado? I feel your pain.
Posted by: Infidel at


Same thing with California. Absent SF, LA, and now, increasingly, SD ... conservative.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 28, 2020 02:12 PM (YqDXo)

658 621 In my next reincarnation....as soon as i stick my hand out of the womb....dad will slap a cold beer in my hand.
Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 28, 2020 02:03 PM (8mz9g)

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

Better than a hot iron!

Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 28, 2020 02:13 PM (CAJOC)

659 649 what a visual. A president standing (saluting), watching tugs pull a hospital ship away from a pier.
Posted by: rhomboid at March 28, 2020 02:11 PM (El6T/)

Amid a whole buncha American flags!

Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 02:13 PM (KXX3K)

660 https://bit.ly/2WLE9Bw
*******
Coronavirus: Trump Signs Executive Order To Call Up Former Troops. What It Means. - Sara A. Carter

Posted by: WuHAN Solo at March 28, 2020 02:13 PM (/WpZO)

661 I keep expecting a huge foot to come down from the sky and squash the ship. Weird that the Marine band is playing the Monty Python theme as the Comfort pulls out to sea...

Posted by: vivi at March 28, 2020 02:13 PM (11H2y)

662 Fuck fox. NYC is not America! I may blow a gasket.

Posted by: Infidel at March 28, 2020 02:14 PM (vF+fs)

663 What's age got to do with it? We're all of like mind.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at March 28, 2020 01:14 PM

Oh I know it. Which is why I stick around and love to read posts and comments.

I'm referring to when the conversations in comments move to personal stuff.

Being 44, never married with no kids, I have nothing in common (life experience wise) with pretty much anyone anymore. Not too many people in my age range and over who share my lack of life experience. Most people my age are married and have kids and share those types of experiences.

With I think two exceptions, all my friends and family members are married with kids. I don't regret my decision to not get married, since I have accepted the fact that I am not husband or father material. But it does make one the black sheep of society.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 02:14 PM (Do5/p)

664 Same thing with California. Absent SF, LA, and now, increasingly, SD ... conservative.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 28, 2020 02:12 PM (YqDXo)


I was stunned when working Sacramento. First day out of their mechanic - "You guys need to understand, we ain't like those assholes in LA. We like guns and stuff." I laughed and laughed.

Posted by: I Am No One at March 28, 2020 02:14 PM (uOouc)

665 655 An aerial shot would be good.
Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2020 02:12 PM (obh/i)


I suspect the Secret Service would nix overflights.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 28, 2020 02:15 PM (YqDXo)

666 He may soon be a virus quarantine casualty....
Posted by: Tami at March 28, 2020 02:11 PM (cF8AT)




We'll be your alibi !

Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 02:15 PM (zr5Kq)

667 I count 20 flags. I wonder how many.

Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 02:15 PM (KXX3K)

668 Well Trump is a clean white wellspoken business man.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 28, 2020 02:15 PM (8mz9g)

669 It's funny, it's in 174 countries or so, but he stresses 151. Some think it's a reference to Q 151. I wonder if it's just a reference to Hillary's favorite fuel.

Posted by: t-bird at March 28, 2020 02:15 PM (f6lTY)

670 655 An aerial shot would be good.
Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2020 02:12 PM (obh/i)

Also a flyover.

Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 02:15 PM (KXX3K)

671 "Tami ? SHE WAS RIGHT HERE WITH US !"

Posted by: runner at March 28, 2020 02:15 PM (zr5Kq)

672 I've never heard that. Don't hang out with those people!Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 02:11 PM (KXX3K)

I don't hang out with them, thank goodness. They are leftist commentators on conservative blogs.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 28, 2020 02:16 PM (WI7YS)

673 LOL! runner!

Thank you!

Posted by: Tami at March 28, 2020 02:16 PM (cF8AT)

674 There's still a lot of air traffic, but I wonder if you're ever allowed to fly over.

adsbexchange.com

Posted by: t-bird at March 28, 2020 02:16 PM (f6lTY)

675 "Over hill, over dale...."

Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 02:16 PM (KXX3K)

676 Think of the skill required to maneuver that ship out from the pier, yet done flawlessly.

God bless them all.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 02:17 PM (BiNEL)

677 Watching Hacksaw Ridge for half dozen time, the Japanese were real bastards.

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 02:17 PM (ZCEU2)

678 Fuck fox. NYC is not America! I may blow a gasket.

Posted by: Infidel at March 28, 2020 02:14 PM (vF+fs)

What did they say/put on screen?

Posted by: Vendette at March 28, 2020 02:17 PM (nRNOc)

679 "Anchors Away"

Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 02:18 PM (KXX3K)

680 "Off we go, into the wild blue yonder"

Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 02:18 PM (KXX3K)

681 605 - thank you.

Posted by: vivi at March 28, 2020 02:18 PM (11H2y)

682 676 especially if it was two women on the bridge

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 02:18 PM (ZCEU2)

683 I've been lurking here for years but popping out now to express my frustration. Young Cricket developed pneumonia over a week ago and was tested for for the virus last Saturday. Thankfully she is slowly improving, but we were told results would be available within 3 days. I've called the doctor's office every day and have been told that the lab has not released any results at all to them this past week and they have no idea when we'll hear anything. I'm sure they are backed up, but the cynic in me says that if you're trying to keep the death rate high, you'd be invested in keeping that denominator low. Maybe I'm crazy, but the whole family is in a stressful holding pattern while we wait for results. I don't know any of you personally, but thank you all for being here when I wake up every morning and keeping me sane for the last eleven years!

Posted by: cricket at March 28, 2020 02:19 PM (vaHN3)

684 There's still a lot of air traffic, but I wonder if you're ever allowed to fly over.

I believe that wherever the President is is a no-fly zone, as is the area around the White House. For obvious reasons.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 28, 2020 02:19 PM (YqDXo)

685 C-SPAN still on:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/v52sq8q

WhiteHouse.gov cut off.

Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 02:19 PM (KXX3K)

686 566 You know, with all the jokes about being 29+ here, I'm beginning to wonder if I am the youngest one commenting here at AoSHQ, having just turned 44 (on 02/10).
Posted by: Clyde Shelton

Please see any archived Marvel comics related thread for your answer.
Posted by: Sock Monkey..rolling my eyes at the whippersnappers at March 28, 2020 01:49 PM (4aS1x)


I've been occasionally commenting, mostly lurking since about 2007. I will be 45 in May.

Posted by: Roxanne, Roxanne at March 28, 2020 02:19 PM (xU7mE)

687 I used to work there in that shipyard, long ago.
Some of the most miserable and dangerous work I ever did.

Posted by: navybrat, holed up at March 28, 2020 02:19 PM (w7KSn)

688 O.k., all done now.

Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 02:20 PM (KXX3K)

689 Looks like the Lexington is just a little south of the Comfort at 0.3 knots.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2020 02:21 PM (obh/i)

690 Anyway, all that to say, Ace, the COBs, and the whole community are needed now more than ever. Thanks, so much.

Posted by: RM at March 28, 2020 01:21 PM

Here, here. Seconded. I don't know what I would do without this place.

It is my calm in a storm. My sanity in the madness.

From Ace to the CoBloggers to the commenters. Even the ones with whom I've disagreed on things. I know everyone here (trolls excepted) are rational thinkers and argue in good faith.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 02:21 PM (Do5/p)

691 I don't believe the culture and mindset of Catholicism fits in a
Jeffersonian Republic. I believe it's unique to the culture, mindset,
and higher IQs of European Protestants and those who share almost
similar cultures, mindsets, and IQs.




Thank you Jack Chick

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 28, 2020 02:21 PM (b/YIs)

692 Oh, I meant I wonder if you're ever allowed to fly over a Naval Air Station or port.

Posted by: t-bird at March 28, 2020 02:21 PM (g7ulT)

693 You guys are right. DJT reading from a paper - kinda meh. DJT off the cuff, that I just saw on TV right now - awesome.

Posted by: vivi at March 28, 2020 02:22 PM (11H2y)

694 We are way beyond conservative baby, but i can't talk about that.

We are too new to know what we are. Plaid bad mad.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 28, 2020 02:22 PM (8mz9g)

695 What did they say/put on screen?
Posted by: Vendette at March 28, 2020 02:17


Something to the effect that the wuhan flu in NYC is affecting the whole Country.

Tom Coburn R-OK died. Only 52. Prostate cancer.

Posted by: Infidel at March 28, 2020 02:22 PM (vF+fs)

696 Looks like the Lexington is just a little south of the Comfort at 0.3 knots.

Click on it. It's not the USS Lexington, it's just a Lexington from the US.

Posted by: t-bird at March 28, 2020 02:22 PM (n/eZB)

697 cricket,.prayers for young cricket

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 28, 2020 02:23 PM (G546f)

698 Bravo Zulu Navy; somebody snapped some serious shit to get that hospital ship's refit done this fast and not embarrass The Boss. Also, nice job of slapping a fresh coat of paint on her. White ships don't stay looking fresh and clean for too long. Magnificent. T.R. would be proud.


You will note, we have our back to the wall now y'all and have deployed our secret weapon. That was a John Philip Sousa march playing as she warped away from the quay. I almost feel sorry for that virus now, I really do.


Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at March 28, 2020 02:23 PM (8IOEj)

699
I am giving consideration to a QUARANTINE of developing "hot spots", New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.



I'm so old , I remember when the leaders of these states and cities declared that it was "racist" to prevent people from various countries from entering the U.S. that presented a threat to people of the United States.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - sanitized for your protection at March 28, 2020 02:23 PM (mw1Wz)

700 I argue period.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 28, 2020 02:23 PM (8mz9g)

701 683 - sorry to hear about Young Cricket.

Posted by: vivi at March 28, 2020 02:23 PM (11H2y)

702 It's hard to read the text, but now I see that the Lexington is a dredger. You can see the poles in the picture.

Posted by: t-bird at March 28, 2020 02:23 PM (n/eZB)

703 Thus, AoSHQ is a fount of experience and wisdom, age betting both. It distinguishes this place from *many* others.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 28, 2020 01:23 PM

Agreed. Which is why I like this place.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 02:24 PM (Do5/p)

704 Posted by: cricket at March 28, 2020 02:19 PM (vaHN3)

Prayers to you and the fam. Hang tough.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Flying Kites at Night at March 28, 2020 02:24 PM (x8Wzq)

705 Tom Coburn R-OK died. Only 52. Prostate cancer.
Posted by: Infidel at March 28, 2020 02:22 PM (vF+fs)

72, not 52.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 28, 2020 02:25 PM (YqDXo)

706 cricket at March 28, 2020 02:19


{{{hugs and prayers for your family}}}

Posted by: Infidel at March 28, 2020 02:25 PM (vF+fs)

707 I've now had to move to my bedroom with the 3 dogs because husband is using the nail gun. If you heard the dogs you'd think he was in an Abrams tank.

Posted by: Tami at March 28, 2020 02:25 PM (cF8AT)

708 NJ has a very diverse population and this is one reason why there is panic buying and all that comes with that.

And the only people I see wearing masks are Hispanic, Indian and Middle Eastern people.

Oh, and Asians.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 28, 2020 02:25 PM (CqE5x)

709 cricket - been hearing from a lot of people, important to just average joe saying they get tested for this but get a lot no news is good news as in if the person has it they get notification, if not nothing. I think Ted Cruz was in that group, he was tested but no word about it and cleared later.

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 02:26 PM (ZCEU2)

710 Watching Hacksaw Ridge for half dozen time, the Japanese were real bastards.

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 02:17
-----------------------
Same here. I have it on TV in kitchen. Daughter and wife watching in family room. We like that movie.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at March 28, 2020 02:26 PM (Dhht7)

711 Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 28, 2020 02:25

Stupid fingers. Thank you.

Posted by: Infidel at March 28, 2020 02:27 PM (vF+fs)

712 I don't know any of you personally, but thank you all for being here when I wake up every morning and keeping me sane for the last eleven years!
Posted by: cricket at March 28, 2020 02:19 PM (vaHN3)

Hope everything works out, cricket.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 28, 2020 02:27 PM (QrImU)

713 708 You know maybe me too about the masks.

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 02:27 PM (ZCEU2)

714 Praying for you and yours cricket!

Posted by: Tami at March 28, 2020 02:28 PM (cF8AT)

715
NJ has a very diverse population and this is one reason why there is panic buying and all that comes with that.



And the only people I see wearing masks are Hispanic, Indian and Middle Eastern people.



Oh, and Asians.



Diversity is Strength

Posted by: deplorable unperson - sanitized for your protection at March 28, 2020 02:28 PM (mw1Wz)

716 I used to work there in that shipyard, long ago.
Some of the most miserable and dangerous work I ever did.

Posted by: navybrat, holed up at March 28, 2020 02:19 PM (w7KSn) ]/i]

I was there for a bit, a long long time ago!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 02:29 PM (BiNEL)

717 I'm so old , I remember when the leaders of these states and cities declared that it was "racist" to prevent people from various countries from entering the U.S. that presented a threat to people of the United States.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - sanitized for your protection at March 28, 2020 02:23 PM (mw1Wz)

Exactly. That is why NJ Gov Phil Murphy and his Sikh sidekick AG are so risible.
Six weeks ago they were extolling the virtues of allowing all and sundry into the state from God knows where and bragging that they weren't cooperating with ICE.

And NOW they are threatening jail and stiff fines for those perceived to be breaking Murphy's curfews and stand down orders.

"The People Must Feel a Jolt!" he says

Fucking Stalin.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 28, 2020 02:29 PM (CqE5x)

718 Media is like bunch of house husbands/ wives that haven't had any good loving in ages.

I won't help.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at March 28, 2020 02:30 PM (8mz9g)

719 Ha. Not quite the USS Lexington.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2020 02:31 PM (obh/i)

720 And you do not know how special the folks on this site are, until you reach out at 3am on one of the darkest days of your life. The Horde will be there for you.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at March 28, 2020 02:31 PM (Lqy/e)

721 683---Posted by: cricket at March 28, 2020 02:19 PM (vaHN3)
".....Maybe I'm crazy, but the whole family is in a stressful holding pattern while we wait for results....."
------------------------------
Crazy? I'd probably be bouncing off the walls.

But thank God she's improving.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at March 28, 2020 02:32 PM (M/9m0)

722 White House put a kink in MSMs day when they started live feeds.

No more listening to *them* tell you what the president said.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2020 01:26 PM

President Trump has been great at that since he first began his campaign for President years ago. Going to Twitter to get his message out and get around the lies of the media. And now this. Brilliant strategy.

Amazing how far we have come in just 20 years with the advent of the internet and social media. Old media no longer has a monopoly on information dissemination.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 02:32 PM (Do5/p)

723 interesting video about how the virus could spread from just one FL beach during spring break.

https://youtu.be/cq2zuE3ISYU

It ain't all NY assholes spreading the germs

Posted by: vivi at March 28, 2020 02:32 PM (11H2y)

724 Exactly. That is why NJ Gov Phil Murphy and his Sikh sidekick AG are so risible.
Six weeks ago they were extolling the virtues of allowing all and
sundry into the state from God knows where and bragging that they
weren't cooperating with ICE.


Disgusting. Good thing the Internet is forever. They should be branded with their words and actions for the rest of their miserable lives.


Fact check me here. All three states are Sanctuary States or contain Sanctuary Cities or municipalities right?


Posted by: deplorable unperson - sanitized for your protection at March 28, 2020 02:32 PM (mw1Wz)

725 >>The Horde will be there for you.


And the Medical Advice is unparalleled.


... and Free.

Posted by: garrett at March 28, 2020 02:33 PM (MGDU4)

726 Thank you so much for your well wishes. I feel better hearing about the "no news is good news" stories. I'm hoping it was just an opportunistic bug that settled in after she got run down studying for exams, but this thing has been kicking her butt. Good news is the rest of us in the house are symptom free so far (knock on wood). My husband volunteers as a first responder and they really need him to get back to work, but he's been unable to while we wait....

Posted by: cricket at March 28, 2020 02:34 PM (vaHN3)

727 Trump isn't saving these states from the virus.

He's saving them from their "leaders".

Posted by: deplorable unperson - sanitized for your protection at March 28, 2020 02:34 PM (mw1Wz)

728 >The Horde will be there for you.

And the Medical Advice is unparalleled.

... and Free.
Posted by: garrett at March 28, 2020 02:33 PM (MGDU4)


Deep, too.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 28, 2020 02:34 PM (t+qrx)

729 The medical advice is better than the relationship advice

Posted by: Notsothoreau at March 28, 2020 02:35 PM (Lqy/e)

730 >>interesting video about how the virus could spread from just one FL beach during spring break.


It's a Virus. You can't hide from it and you can't defeat it. It is here to stay.

Rub some fuckin' Dirt on it and Walk it Off, America.

Posted by: garrett at March 28, 2020 02:35 PM (MGDU4)

731 It's a Virus. You can't hide from it and you can't defeat it. It is here to stay.

Rub some fuckin' Dirt on it and Walk it Off, America.
Posted by: garrett at March 28, 2020 02:35 PM (MGDU4)

This. So much this.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 28, 2020 02:36 PM (QrImU)

732 711 Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 28, 2020 02:25

Stupid fingers. Thank you.
Posted by: Infidel at March 28, 2020 02:27 PM (vF+fs)


No problem.

Still, not that old.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 28, 2020 02:36 PM (YqDXo)

733 You know what they say. If you want to feel young, slim, smart and good looking, hang out with old, fat, dumb, ugly folks.

Welcome home, my friend. Welcome home!

Posted by: Muldoon at March 28, 2020 01:33 PM

Heh, thank you sir. And so it's like the scene in the movie With Honors:

--- What's your favorite spot?

My favorite place... ...is a leper colony in Molokai.

--- A leper colony?

In Molokai.

--- Why?

Because I was the most handsome guy there.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 02:37 PM (Do5/p)

734 Tedros Adhanom Ghegreyesus

Bc who better to run the WHO than an Ethiopian?

Posted by: Infidel at March 28, 2020 02:39 PM (vF+fs)

735 interesting video about how the virus could spread from just one FL beach during spring break.

https://youtu.be/cq2zuE3ISYU

It ain't all NY assholes spreading the germs

Posted by: vivi at March 28, 2020 02:32 PM
--------------------------
So, we're all going to die?

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at March 28, 2020 02:39 PM (Dhht7)

736 Since I was a wee one, I have HATED being dependent on anyone or anything, and I have also REALLY F'N HATED being told what to do.

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at March 28, 2020 01:35 PM

That is me to a TEE. Hated being dependent on parents when I was young and wanted nothing more than to finally get out on my own and be completely independent.

Did not have very good teen years at home. Could not WAIT to get out of the house and go out of state to college. Hated coming home for the holidays and being back to having to live by parents rules again after living on my own at school.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 02:41 PM (Do5/p)

737 So, we're all going to die?
====
No.

About 1 percent or so.


Posted by: Homey schooler at March 28, 2020 02:41 PM (ZuGkg)

738 Amazing how far we have come in just 20 years with the advent of the internet and social media. Old media no longer has a monopoly on information dissemination.
Posted by: Clyde Shelton a


Say what you will about Billy Clinton, he was a smart SOB. When he first saw the Internet he just laughed. Hell...it's going to put the media out of business.
Can't remember the source...Rush I think.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 28, 2020 02:42 PM (axyOa)

739 >>So, we're all going to die?

*Looks around Beach*

**Sees Lady Liberty on Ventilator



You OrangeMadman!

You infected us ALL!

Posted by: Zombie Heston at March 28, 2020 02:42 PM (MGDU4)

740 nood ace

Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 02:42 PM (KXX3K)

741 legalinsurrection.com/wuhan virus watch trump considers quarantine-on-new-york new-jersey connecticut
https://tinyurl.com/uvdbjyl

But good news on the drug treatments

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 02:43 PM (ZCEU2)

742 Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 28, 2020 02:02 PM (QrImU)

Try Little Abners outside Tucson as long as you are taking a hike.

If you can eat the two pounder its on the house

Posted by: LiveFreeOrDie at March 28, 2020 02:43 PM (H9lUe)

743 >>About 1 percent or so.


From Corona? Way less than that. More likely .25 or less.

Posted by: garrett at March 28, 2020 02:43 PM (MGDU4)

744 Trump isn't saving these states from the virus.

He's saving them from their "leaders".


Posted by: deplorable unperson - sanitized for your protection at March 28, 2020 02:34 PM


Why are piles of shit like Newsome and Cuomo etc. getting free passes? It's THEIR JOB to be the first line of defense. I mean these states spend millions on fucking salamander habitat protection but not on masks and respirators? How is that Trump's job? It's not. They have bloated health departments. Yet, oh, they are just great!

Posted by: Minnfidel at March 28, 2020 02:43 PM (TNy/K)

745 Undercutting the pet thread?

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 02:44 PM (ZCEU2)

746 >>Try Little Abners outside Tucson as long as you are taking a hike.

Done it. Both me and my friend at the same meal. They even gave us both a rack of ribs.

Posted by: garrett at March 28, 2020 02:45 PM (MGDU4)

747 Maple syrup on French Toast

======
That's just one crank versus the entire civilized world.

He can be ignored.

*ducks*
*runs*

Posted by: Vlad the impaler,whittling away like mad at March 28, 2020 02:45 PM (d6mdH)

748 >>Undercutting the pet thread?


They'll smell the peanut butter and find us.

Posted by: Dana Perino at March 28, 2020 02:46 PM (MGDU4)

749 737 So, we're all going to die?
====
No.

About 1 percent or so.


Posted by: Homey schooler at March 28, 2020 02:41
--------------------------
Divide that by a 1,000.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at March 28, 2020 02:46 PM (Dhht7)

750 Re: Political Coming of Age

My parents told me that when LBJ was sworn in I pee'd on the TV screen. I was 3 years old.

Posted by: ObjectionSustained at March 28, 2020 02:47 PM (Zyp4N)

751 cricket,.prayers for young cricket
Posted by: vmom 2020

seconded !

Posted by: JT at March 28, 2020 02:48 PM (arJlL)

752 We're not all two steps from alcoholism. Some of us are closer. Really, I have about three drinks a month-mostly as a break from being the mother of a 20 year old but it does seem that there's a lot of talk liquored up talk here.

Was "Treasure trove of knowledge and experience" a euphemism from madcap sexual experiences when younger? J/k

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 28, 2020 01:36 PM

First, I hope I didn't come across as being critical of anyone who drank. I just meant it as admitting that I just have nothing to contribute when people are talking about making alcoholic drinks. It's not a good or bad thing, just one more thing that puts me in the black sheep of society, since talking about alcoholic beverages is like talking about sports to most people. Unfortunately, since it was never my thing, it keeps me from bonding with people over it.

Hah, and no that wasn't a euphemism. The 'knowledge and experience' is a true compliment to the people who comment here. From those who are nurses and share their experiences, to those who are handymen (and women) who share their experiences of things they do to fix up their cars and houses and such, to those who know much about political history and economic history and then especially those who are military veterans and share their perspectives and experiences.

Seriously... treasure trove of knowledge and experience among those here that I have not read anywhere else in my 15+ years of reading political and military blogs.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 02:50 PM (Do5/p)

753 >>Seriously... treasure trove of knowledge and experience among those here that I have not read anywhere else in my 15+ years of reading political and military blogs.


Well, this is a Smart Military Blog.


Big difference.

Posted by: garrett at March 28, 2020 02:52 PM (MGDU4)

754 Welcome to the real world. hugs and smooches!

Posted by: Infidel at March 28, 2020 01:50 PM

I read this in the voice of Morpheus from The Matrix.

Then cringed at the thought of getting smooches from Laurence Fishburne.

But, thanks!

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 02:56 PM (Do5/p)

755 But good news on the drug treatments
Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 02:43 PM

LA LA LA LA LA LA
Can't Hear You!

Posted by: Chuck C at March 28, 2020 02:56 PM (r6GXX)

756 The nick was supposed to read "Idiotic Nevada Governor"

Posted by: Chuck C at March 28, 2020 02:57 PM (r6GXX)

757 'Wander Indiana' to be precise. It was the subject of jokes by teachers in High School.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 28, 2020 01:51 PM

Did they move from that to the cartoon crow who sang "There's more than corn in Indiana"? Or am I thinking of the commercials for Indiana Beach Campground and Amusement Park?

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 02:58 PM (Do5/p)

758 587 Invisible enemy. The virus, or socialism? Or both?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 28, 2020 01:55 PM

Deep State?

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 03:01 PM (Do5/p)

759 "... tried to stay out of the Virus Wars other than to make utterly futile
gentle attempts to point out that it's a curious posture to believe it's
all a giant plot yet somehow think Trump is the guy to con the ship if
he can't see that/prevent it causing unneeded harm." rhomboid

not ALL a giant plot, but the media response to blame Trump is the usual, and the never let a crisis go to waste aspect is probably partially at work. My guess is a majority think the initial release was not intentional, even if it came from their lab (maybe via selling infected meat from the lab, something they do, allegedly).


Trump has to guide the ship through media narratives (which he did with the "hoax" comment about how media was playing it, which Trish got fired for stating clearly). But he also takes the virus seriously, and the economic impact ... $6T to throw around helps ... because free stuff still wins elections. That may just "kick the can" again, past 2020 ... Term Two will determine our fate, in terms of defeating The Globalists, imo.

https://tinyurl.com/u7t4qxu


Of course the isolating helps, and a large info campaign about hand washing and the rest. Trump would seem to be guiding toward hope of life as usual, sooner rather than later. The mama bear bed, not too hard, not too soft.

Posted by: illiniwek at March 28, 2020 03:02 PM (Cus5s)

760 Will stay out of it, other than to say I don't agree containment/quarantine/slowing of contact is not helping and cannot help, materially, at both the key goal of keeping acute cases under our care capacity, and lowering total case numbers, materially. ...

Posted by: rhomboid at March 28, 2020 02:11 PM (El6T/)


My frustration is not that quarantine measures are meaningless or unnecessary. The opposite if fact; I am furious at the Ohio response because our "leadership" offers nothing but fear-mongering without any hard data.

Gov. DeWine says Cleveland Clinic has a model that says peak of infection will be in May. As a person that models for a living, I know that all models are wrong but some are useful. We now have one of the authors of the Imperial War College study say, "Oopsie, that whole 500K deaths in the UK thing? Yeah, it should be closer to 20K." Fauci is now saying that it's looking like they probably over-estimated the mortality rate of SARS-CoV-2 and it may end up not being much more fatal than influenza.

What are the demographics of the people dying from this virus? The media is completely silent on this. It makes a big difference if the bulk of fatalities are among the extremely elderly or have serious health problems, or the generally healthy younger people.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at March 28, 2020 03:06 PM (00fXp)

761 Illinois. An entire state of rednecks lorded over by Chicago.

Posted by: I Am No One at March 28, 2020 02:07 PM

Michigan.

Entire state of hunters and gun-owners, lorded over by the UAW, Flint/Detroit and Ann Arbor/Lansing.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 03:12 PM (Do5/p)

762 669 It's funny, it's in 174 countries or so, but he stresses 151. Some think it's a reference to Q 151. I wonder if it's just a reference to Hillary's favorite fuel.

Posted by: t-bird at March 28, 2020 02:15 PM

I am already both looking forward to and dreading tonight's X22 report video explanation of today's activities.

What fascinates me the most is when he points out the various twitter posts of key people in the administration and celebrities that seem to be sending messages.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 03:15 PM (Do5/p)

763 I've been occasionally commenting, mostly lurking since about 2007. I will be 45 in May.

Posted by: Roxanne, Roxanne at March 28, 2020 02:19 PM

That is probably about when I found this place. I think it was after the 2004 election. Not sure when. Ironically, I think it found it due to the comments section over at HotAir (which I left soon after Michelle Malkin turned things over to the jackass AP and the soyboy CaptainEd).

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 03:21 PM (Do5/p)

764 When my grandfather was a widower, we gave him a typewriter and his Christmas letters became memory letters--not only of his childhood, but of what he remembered of HIS grandfather, who was a sodbuster in South Dakota. His grandmother was a baker, and evidently the Indians in the area--probably Sioux--had never tasted yeast bread before. His grandparents kept a bench outside their sodhouse/cabin. Indians would ride up and sit on the bench. My however-many-times great-grandmother would toast bread and bring it out to them, and they would remount and ride away.

Posted by: Wenda at March 28, 2020 03:25 PM (FH0x6)

765 Rub some fuckin' Dirt on it and Walk it Off, America.

Posted by: garrett at March 28, 2020 02:35 PM

Put some Windex on it.

Posted by: Gus Portokalos at March 28, 2020 03:28 PM (Do5/p)

766 USNS Comfort heading toward 13 at 12.2 knots.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 28, 2020 03:30 PM (obh/i)

767 Unfortunately, some of Ted's "technical projects" tended to blow up...

Posted by: RTW at March 28, 2020 06:55 PM (jJlJu)

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