Tuesday Overnight Open Thread (5/19/20)

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The Quotes of The Day


Quote I

“Unconscious bias includes using language, symbolism and nonverbal cues that reinforce normative social identities with respect to gender, race, sexual preference and socioeconomic status,” Bonomi said. “For example, when the virtual background of a Zoom meeting attendee has pictures of his or her wedding, it unintentionally reinforces the idea that marriage is most fitting between opposite sexes.” Amy Bonomi, Michigan State director of the university’s Children and Youth Institute

Quote II

Barack Obama’s 21st-century intelligence hierarchs and their minions systematically outdid Richard Nixon’s plumbers, spooks, and spies. Obama appointees and loyalists surveilled American citizens, doctored or destroyed evidence, and monitored their communications.Victor Davis Hanson

Quote III
Greg Gutfeld monologue

Quote IV

"Assert your right to make a few mistakes. If people can't accept your imperfections, that's their fault." Dr. David M. Burns

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Baby Boomers and the Perpetually Offended are addressed.

What pisses me off about this particular article is not that people, with pent up energy and a sense of wanting life to return to normal, should break "quarantines" and party in the streets, but that the rebuttal to this perfectly human reaction to forced imprisonment should be delivered by a 72-year-old (most-likely "liberal") woman who believes that this has all really been about her, and others like her.

She believes that people behaving this way shows a blatant disregard for her welfare and well-being, and yet somehow misses the fact that she's outdoors in a public place enjoying an 80-degree extravaganza of a beautiful day as well.


Next item on the agenda, the Perpetually Offended.

This outburst was provoked by this little drop of super-concentrated fucktard:

Their Happiness Hurt My Feelings.

The time has long since passed where society should continue to tolerate such emotionally-fragile and self-absorbed dimwits. These are people who can do nothing except continuously dwell upon what they do not have (usually for lack of effort), and who expect to have their vomitous mass of childish feelz continuously soothed, validated, and applauded. As if doing so -- being infantilized -- is an adequate and just compensation for being a mentally-ill, hot mess of useless pain in the ass?

I'm so glad I don't fit into any of those 2 categories.


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Tonight's Economics Lesson 101

For my friends who ask how oil that was trading could be negative $37/bbl last week...

Thomson Energy analysis - UNDERSTANDING Crude Oil trading at minus -$37

Imagine the following scenario: You pay $500 today and commit to receiving a hooker at your house in 15 days because your wife will be traveling. This is called a Futures Contract.

Unfortunately, lockdown came and you are locked down with your wife at home for the next 60 days. This is called “now you are fucked,” and you cannot fulfill the escort company's Futures Contract.

So now you do not want this woman to show up at your house at all, and try to find anyone of your friends to pass off this futures contract, any neighbours or, anybody. But you find no takers because now everybody is under lockdown with their wives and families. You find you cannot sell this hooker commitment because nobody can take delivery of the girl, and there is no where to stash her. Nobody can receive the hooker at home anymore. Everyone is in full storage.

To make matters worse, not even the pimp (Chicago Mercantile exchange) who sold you the hooker contract has more room to receive girls because his house is full of girls out of work under lockdown.

So now you will have to pay anyone just to take the girl off your hands. So someone tells you I will take the girl off your hands but you pay me $37 to do it.

This is called negative price when you deliver the girl that cost you $500 to the willing buyer and pay him $37 to take delivery.

Got it? This in a nutshell is what happened to the Oil Futures Market last week.

No need to thank me.....

H/T Mike


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The NFL is a social experiment that is going off the rails. Let us discriminate against certain races because we want "diversity".

NFL CONSIDERS OFFERING INCENTIVES TO DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE
Today, the National Football League is considering a proposal to enable teams to improve their draft position by hiring minority candidates for coaching and executive positions. As I understand the proposal, a team that hires a minority head coach would move up six spots in the third round of the following year’s draft. Hiring a minority general manager would enable a team to move up ten spots in that round. The plan includes a few other similar incentives.

My first observation is that the plan is unlikely to spur minority hiring. A six to ten spot improvement in the third round of the draft isn’t worth very much. It pretty clearly isn’t worth bypassing a white coach or general manager a team wants to select.

My second observation is that the plan provides an incentive, albeit a very weak one, to discriminate on the basis of race. It’s a bribe to take race into account in the hiring process. Yet, taking race into account in the hiring process is illegal.


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The joys of Covid-19 lockdown and socialism blended together.

The third month of Venezuela’s lockdown has just started, the quarantine has been extended until June 12 and boy, it has felt like an eternity so far. What better way to celebrate this continued reality of ours with a bang—a literal explosion that has knocked down water distribution to Caracas right as at the start of this third month of quarantine.

If that’s not enough entertainment for you, then may I suggest a party at one of the endless gasoline lines because lo and behold, the country with the largest proven oil reserves in the world has run out of gasoline. I am genuinely curious if someone is going to dare make the case that the gasoline and water shortages are actually good because we’re helping heal the environment or something.


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I remember my first rock concert as if it were yesterday. So much for ambience. Instead of passing a joint, it's "Hey, pass the hand sanitizer.

The novel coronavirus pandemic has forced much of humanity indoors for safety's sake. But as rates of infection begin to slowly recede in some locations, cautious plans are being made, including for classic summer events like music festivals.

Only there's a new twist, and it has everything to do with COVID-19, according to this report from Consequence of Sound (CoS). A music festival is happening in Orlando, Florida in June, but it won't be like any we've seen before.

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Morons, here is your chance to virtue signal. You to can place a 26.2 sticker on your back windshield. Virtual Marathon participant.

The Comrades Marathon Association has announced that an officially sanctioned virtual race will soon be launched. Titled ‘Race the Comrades Legends’, the online event will take place on Sunday, 14 June 2020.

In a press release, the organisers of the marathon said: “Following on last week’s historic and regrettable cancellation of the 2020 Comrades Marathon and the manifest cancellation or postponement of nearly every mass-participation running event in the world, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) today announced the launch of the one and only Comrades Marathon Association officially sanctioned virtual race, ‘Race the Comrades Legends’ and it will be one with a significant difference.”

Completion of the virtual event will still get you a medal, and for all South Africans who had entered the 2020 Comrades entry to this event is free.


FFS, run, race, get outside and get some fresh air.


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Ask the residents of New Zealand how that gun ban is working out.

New figures obtained by RNZ show last year had the highest rates of gun crime and deaths involving firearms for nearly 10 years.

But despite that rise, there has not been a corresponding increase in officers taking out or using their guns.

The figures, obtained from police under the Official Information Act, show the rates of gun crime went up in both 2018 and 2019.

Last year, there were 3540 occasions where an offender was found with a gun.

And in both of the last two years, the rate of deadly incidents involving a firearm was the highest it had been since 2009.


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Reason 667 to kick the United Nations out of our country and stop giving money to them.

The United Nations has put out a tweet asserting that people shouldn’t use politically incorrect terms like “boyfriend,” “girlfriend,” “husband” and “wife” in order to “help create a more equal world.”

“What you say matters. Help create a more equal world by using gender-neutral language if you’re unsure about someone’s gender or are referring to a group,” states the tweet.

It then lists a number of terms alongside their politically correct alternative.

These include mankind, chairman, congressman, policeman, landlord, boyfriend/girlfriend, manpower, maiden name, fireman and husband/wife.


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On this day: 19 May 2016
John Berry, a founding member of rap group Beastie Boys died at the age of 52. Berry originally formed the four-piece hardcore punk band, the Young Aborigines, in 1978 who later became the Beastie Boys and came up with the name for the group. via thisdayinmusic.com


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Born on this day: 19 May 1945
English musician, singer, songwriter Pete Townshend, The Who. Had the 1965 UK No.2 single 'My Generation' and the 1967 US No.9 single 'I Can See For Miles' plus over 20 other UK Top 40 hit singles, 16 US Top 40 singles and rock opera albums 'Tommy' & 'Quadrophenia'. Townshend became known for his eccentric stage style swinging his right arm against the guitar strings in a windmill style, often smashing guitars on stage. Although known primarily as a guitarist, he also plays keyboards, banjo, accordion, harmonica, ukulele, mandolin, violin, synthesiser, bass guitar, and drums. via thisdayinmusic.com


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Even weapons taste like chicken. Genius Award Winner.

MAY 17--During an argument in their Florida home, a man threw a piece of raw chicken at his wife, striking her in the head, according to police who arrested the alleged poultry pelter for battery.

Cops charge that Thomas Reece, 34, and the victim got into a “verbal argument over a family issue” Friday evening at their St. Petersburg residence.

As detailed in an arrest affidavit, Reece “got mad, took a piece of raw chicken, and threw it at” his 34-year-old spouse. The chicken struck the woman in the back of the head.


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Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 09:50 PM




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1 Hey.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at May 19, 2020 09:51 PM (HuH1F)

2 I still don't know how to pre-write comments...

Posted by: Charles the Simple at May 19, 2020 09:51 PM (HuH1F)

3 Accidental top ten!

Posted by: CA Token at May 19, 2020 09:51 PM (+8LG8)

4 What a landscape photo! Yowza!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - YOU are all in it together! - at May 19, 2020 09:51 PM (jnM20)

5 Missed it by that much!

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 19, 2020 09:52 PM (dUJdY)

6 So I just write the out and hope for the best.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at May 19, 2020 09:52 PM (HuH1F)

7 Beautiful!

Posted by: Boots at May 19, 2020 09:52 PM (oGBso)

8 But I CAN make a rudimentary lathe...

Posted by: Charles the Simple at May 19, 2020 09:53 PM (HuH1F)

9 Gorgeous pic MisHum.. as always you pick the most beautiful pictures!

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 19, 2020 09:53 PM (dUJdY)

10 Willowed from last thread:

We're going to full-bore open here in Alaska on Friday, (to the extent we were locked down to begin with --- nothing like the communist-run states).

I'm sure I'll be dead by Saturday, so it's been nice knowing you all.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 19, 2020 09:54 PM (mNq/0)

11 Bless the 'Ettes for making Bob crazy with your dinner ideas. So far, I'm capable of biscuits. You humble me!

Posted by: Heidi at May 19, 2020 09:54 PM (XEfKE)

12 Beaver just to the left in the top picture.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 19, 2020 09:54 PM (u82oZ)

13 Beverage - check
Pith Helmet - check
Goat Leggings - check...

It's Teh ONT!!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at May 19, 2020 09:54 PM (7WaWV)

14 Posted by: Jewells45 at May 19, 2020 09:53 PM (dUJdY)

Thanks Jewells

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 19, 2020 09:54 PM (aA3+G)

15 Great picture, deep, rich ONT. Nice!

Posted by: Splunge at May 19, 2020 09:55 PM (dOV9E)

16 I don't normally comment on the ONT, but if allowed, perhaps an exception.

Posted by: Shy Miklos at May 19, 2020 09:55 PM (QzkSJ)

17 If I am ever again on a federal jury (I was once) and the FBI gives testimony, I'm voting to acquit.

Posted by: Blutarski at May 19, 2020 09:55 PM (VNfwt)

18 There's so much girthy content in this ONT that my head hurts!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - YOU are all in it together! - at May 19, 2020 09:56 PM (jnM20)

19 Very nice picture, Misanthropic Humanitarian.

I'll bet it's looking Southwest, because of the snow in the couloir on the mountain.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 19, 2020 09:57 PM (u82oZ)

20 Pretty!

Posted by: Flyover, tired of covid theatre at May 19, 2020 09:57 PM (Rbu5d)

21 I'm sorry but I don't get the feminist thing.

Posted by: Northernlurker at May 19, 2020 09:57 PM (Uu+Jp)

22 Hey everybody.

Great pic up top MisHum. Is it yours?

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 19, 2020 09:57 PM (L2ZTs)

23 Good evening.

Posted by: Muad'dib at May 19, 2020 09:57 PM (M5nId)

24 21 I'm sorry but I don't get the feminist thing.
Posted by: Northernlurker at May 19, 2020 09:57 PM (Uu+Jp)


Hint: it's a fat joke

Posted by: Splunge at May 19, 2020 09:57 PM (dOV9E)

25 If I am ever again on a federal jury (I was once) and the FBI gives testimony, I'm voting to acquit.

Posted by: Blutarski at May 19, 2020 09:55 PM (VNfwt)

Be sure to lie during voir dire!

When I told them I was an engineer, I got removed from the jury rolls!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - YOU are all in it together! - at May 19, 2020 09:58 PM (jnM20)

26 18 There's so much girthy content in this ONT that my head hurts!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - YOU are all in it together! - at May 19, 2020 09:56 PM (jnM20)

You are too kind. Thank you Sir.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 19, 2020 09:58 PM (aA3+G)

27 Shared on the last thread as well:

I just learned that here in California, our major Indian Casinos will be reopening soon. Pechanga reopens June 1 and Morongo May 22.

But even if I could go back right away I wouldn't; besides the massive crush of people and lines, they'll also have tons of new social distancing rules and other guidelines that have never been enforced before, and crowds will be unruly.

"Whaddaya mean I can't sit there? That's my LUCKY MACHINE!!"
"I'm sorry sir, but you'll have to sit over there instead..."
"But that's my LUCKY MACHINE!!!!"
"Sir..."

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 19, 2020 09:59 PM (L2ZTs)

28 I've seen doors like the end piece. Something is stowed behind it, like a partition or a screen or something, that fits in that narrow space. Odds are if you could see the ceiling you'd see a rail there.

Finally back to work tomorrow! Normalcy, or something resembling it, at last.

Posted by: Brother Cavil Tim at May 19, 2020 09:59 PM (iKMuO)

29 21 I'm sorry but I don't get the feminist thing.
Posted by: Northernlurker at May 19, 2020 09:57 PM (Uu+Jp)

Oh good, I thought it was just me.

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 19, 2020 09:59 PM (OzQGF)

30 You ever read a lefty insult thread? Like on Twitter? They are so lifeless and humorless it's unreal. You can always recognize lefty insults/jokes because they make you feel dead inside:

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"Exactly, Because Rubio is totally bereft of intelligence he will not be biased. He will be able to be objective regarding intelligence."
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What kind of shtick is that? I could always go a good Rubio joke, he's scum. But that there is just retarded. I shit out a better Rubio insult this morning and he took it as a compliment.

Posted by: ... at May 19, 2020 09:59 PM (li+1I)

31 These include mankind, chairman, congressman, policeman, landlord,
boyfriend/girlfriend, manpower, maiden name, fireman and husband/wife.
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How about adding throuple sex slave? Perfectly gender neutral I might add.

Posted by: Katie Hill at May 19, 2020 10:00 PM (WdocV)

32 ..., I like to make fish taco jokes about Rubio.

(There's a popular chain of fish taco fast food places here in SoCal called Rubio's.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 19, 2020 10:00 PM (L2ZTs)

33 MisHum, you are the bestest.

Posted by: Eromero at May 19, 2020 10:00 PM (XhWtx)

34 I implore every moron to acquire at least a small position in bitcoin. Watching what The Fed and Congress are doing with printing/borrowing/spending, you need to protect yourself.

The bitcoin price is about to take off like a rocket in the coming year.

One day soon, William Devane will be shilling bitcoin.

Posted by: Jose at May 19, 2020 10:00 PM (L9Ewk)

35 good evening

Posted by: wing at May 19, 2020 10:01 PM (JFzNN)

36 Marco Rubio should have gone with a water polo metaphor instead.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 19, 2020 10:01 PM (WdocV)

37 This really sucks. Here I am in California, and I thought I could just assume that I would have one of the worst Governors in the country for the General Lung Sicken virus, but he's not even in the top 5! My county just went to Phase 2. Restaurants. Retail Stores.

We're getting our asses kicked here by fricken New Jersey and Pennsylvania and New York and Illinois and Oregon and Michigan. It's not right!

Posted by: Splunge at May 19, 2020 10:01 PM (dOV9E)

38 >> I don't normally comment on the ONT, but if allowed, perhaps an exception.

Mandamus, bitchez. You are ordered to comment. Right now.

Posted by: Judge Publius, 69th Circuit of the Ficus at May 19, 2020 10:02 PM (rCwaK)

39 Sign in front of a gas station in Peoria Heights, Illinois:

"NO face masks allowed in store..."

https://tinyurl.com/yc653upf

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 19, 2020 10:02 PM (L2ZTs)

40 My retirement profile is cans of spam and ninja stars.

See you suckers in 20 years when I'm king of what remains of America!

Posted by: 18-1 at May 19, 2020 10:02 PM (WdocV)

41 Posted by: Splunge at May 19, 2020 10:01 PM (dOV9E)

Don't forget Washington.

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 19, 2020 10:02 PM (OzQGF)

42 When I told them I was an engineer, I got removed from the jury rolls!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - YOU are all in it together!

I was in graduate school when I got called to a drug case. Everybody else involved had pleaded out and ratted out someone else and the poor dumb bastard in front of us actually thought he was not guilty of what he was charged with.

The law was soooo wide he was guilty of everything.

Posted by: Blutarski at May 19, 2020 10:02 PM (VNfwt)

43 Was never a Beastie Boys fan back in the day, but I love Sabotage. Also, No Sleep till Brooklyn.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Easily Distracted at May 19, 2020 10:02 PM (x8Wzq)

44 41 Posted by: Splunge at May 19, 2020 10:01 PM (dOV9E)

Don't forget Washington.
Posted by: Jordan61 at May 19, 2020 10:02 PM (OzQGF)


Good point. Inslee is in serious contention for the worst of all of them.

Posted by: Splunge at May 19, 2020 10:03 PM (dOV9E)

45 I'm sorry but I don't get the feminist thing.

Posted by: Northernlurker at May 19, 2020 09:57 PM (Uu+Jp)

They're all fat...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 19, 2020 10:03 PM (dLLD6)

46 I like to make fish taco jokes about Rubio.



(There's a popular chain of fish taco fast food places here in SoCal called Rubio's.)


Posted by: qdpsteve at May 19, 2020 10:00 PM (L2ZTs)

How unfortunate for them.

Posted by: ... at May 19, 2020 10:03 PM (li+1I)

47 Pug, Fight For Your Right is also a great spoof of bands of the time like Van Halen.

I'd be shocked if VH didn't cover it in concert at least once...

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 19, 2020 10:03 PM (L2ZTs)

48 I really hope the Wuhan Flu house arrest crap is waking up the productive class.


This political stuff isn't arcane inside baseball stuff anymore. The left wants you dead....though they'll settle for broke, silenced, and neutered.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 19, 2020 10:04 PM (WdocV)

49 The mountains in the top photo look a lot like a set of peaks in the Wind Rivers upriver from Dubois, Wyoming, but I am not certain, not having seen them from that angle.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Easily Distracted at May 19, 2020 10:04 PM (x8Wzq)

50 Shared on the last thread as well


Posted by: qdpsteve at May 19, 2020 09:59 PM (L2ZTs)


Threadjacking...It's called "threadjacking."

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 19, 2020 10:04 PM (dLLD6)

51 I like to make fish taco jokes about Rubio.

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Fish tacos are no joke. At least some of them.

Posted by: Huma Abedin at May 19, 2020 10:04 PM (WdocV)

52 Beverage - check
Pith Helmet - check
Goat Leggings - check...

It's Teh ONT!!
Posted by: Zettai Roshia

*dammit*


*lends spare Groucho Marx moustache and eyebrow glasses*

Posted by: Miklos, the ONT will be in order at May 19, 2020 10:04 PM (QzkSJ)

53 45 I'm sorry but I don't get the feminist thing.

Posted by: Northernlurker at May 19, 2020 09:57 PM (Uu+Jp)

They're all fat...
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 19, 2020 10:03 PM (dLLD6)

That was my guess but I wasn't certain.

Posted by: Northernlurker at May 19, 2020 10:05 PM (Uu+Jp)

54 Evening.

To read the content or not to read the content.

Posted by: Robert at May 19, 2020 10:05 PM (2leRD)

55 I'm sorry but I don't get the feminist thing.

Posted by: Northernlurker at May 19, 2020 09:57 PM (Uu+Jp)

They're all fat...
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 19, 2020 10:03 PM (dLLD6)

But they could pour through, like bread dough...

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Easily Distracted at May 19, 2020 10:06 PM (x8Wzq)

56 That BB Sabotage video is the greatest movie never made. I don't even like rap but I can watch that video over and over.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 19, 2020 10:06 PM (AQigM)

57 Robyn Anderson will make you a Beastie Boys fan with her version of "Intergalactic". She's a retard lib, but a fine little sexy thing:

https://tinyurl.com/y8okjnoa

Posted by: ... at May 19, 2020 10:06 PM (li+1I)

58 So, according to the broad in the first quote, if you show pictures of your wedding, you are being mean to gay people.
P.S. She's from the same university that had the sex abuse of little girl gymnasts. Maybe she should focus on pervy employees of MSU sexually abusing little girl gymnasts, instead of getting all outraged about people showing photos of their weddings.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 19, 2020 10:06 PM (+lVUW)

59 The occasional thin feminist throws me for a loop....though the blue/green hair are normally a backup warning.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 19, 2020 10:06 PM (WdocV)

60 Oh, this isn't good. Edenville Dam (Gladwin Co. Michigan) broke and Sanford Dam is likely to fail. Evacuations underway.

https://tinyurl.com/ycef75fs

Posted by: hogmartin at May 19, 2020 10:06 PM (t+qrx)

61 {{{{Horde}}}}

Thank you for the lovely ONT MisHum

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 19, 2020 10:07 PM (/UQ/R)

62 Gorgeous pic MisHum.. as always you pick the most beautiful pictures!

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 19, 2020 09:53 PM (dUJdY)

On the rare occasions that I do an ONT, by far the toughest part is finding a photo that is even in the same ballpark as his...

It seems like it would be easy, but it isn't.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 19, 2020 10:08 PM (dLLD6)

63 hogmartin, wait for Whitmer to start screaming and yelling the evacuees can't leave because that would be defying her shelter-in-place order.

"If you drown it's your own stupid fault!!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 19, 2020 10:08 PM (L2ZTs)

64 56 That BB Sabotage video is the greatest movie never made. I don't even like rap but I can watch that video over and over.
Posted by: Puddleglum at May 19, 2020 10:06 PM (AQigM)


Me too. I don't even know why I like it, but that doesn't stop me from watching. It's genius, somehow.

Posted by: Splunge at May 19, 2020 10:08 PM (dOV9E)

65 Mandamus, bitchez. You are ordered to comment. Right now.
Posted by: Judge Publius, 69th Circuit of the Ficus

'kay

Gotta do the tzampotli maintenance first.

The Guatelamalans are all under lockdown, and except for me, they're the only ones who understand this.

Posted by: Crazy Miklos' Tzampotli Family Fun Park and Endless Taco Bar at 50% Legal Capacity at May 19, 2020 10:09 PM (QzkSJ)

66 Is it because they're fat?

Posted by: Dr. T at May 19, 2020 10:09 PM (pxDdN)

67 The occasional thin feminist throws me for a loop....though the blue/green hair are normally a backup warning.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 19, 2020 10:06 PM (WdocV)


The French-braided armpit hair is also a good warning of 'ye be in the companie of a feminyst'.

Posted by: RickZ at May 19, 2020 10:09 PM (Y8PSl)

68 "Whaddaya mean I can't sit there? That's my LUCKY MACHINE!!"

"I'm sorry sir, but you'll have to sit over there instead..."

"But that's my LUCKY MACHINE!!!!"

"Sir..."


Posted by: qdpsteve at May 19, 2020 09:59 PM (L2ZTs)

I actually think gamblers are a fairly compliant lot who will just be happy to have the chance to get their fix.

Posted by: ... at May 19, 2020 10:09 PM (li+1I)

69 That was my guess but I wasn't certain.

Posted by: Northernlurker at May 19, 2020 10:05 PM (Uu+Jp)

When dealing with feminists, suspend all notions of kindness and basic human courtesy, and you'll be on the right track.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 19, 2020 10:09 PM (dLLD6)

70 59 The occasional thin feminist throws me for a loop....though the blue/green hair are normally a backup warning.
Posted by: 18-1 at May 19, 2020 10:06 PM (WdocV)


Yes, it is very fortunate. They have no notion of camouflage, so you can always see them coming, like a poisonous toad.

Posted by: Splunge at May 19, 2020 10:09 PM (dOV9E)

71 Gorgeous photo up top, Mis Hum! Thanks for another fabulous ONT. Loved the Mystery Click too.

And thanks for the Economics 101 lesson!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at May 19, 2020 10:10 PM (WFcrO)

72 * pours a couple fingers of Balvenie in CBD's glass*

Posted by: Ben Had at May 19, 2020 10:10 PM (yIBke)

73 Tucker talked about the head of the Penn Health Services who ordered Covid patients returned to nursing homes. And removed his or her own mother for safety. If there's a spare trebuchet it's needed in Pennsylvania.

Posted by: Blutarski at May 19, 2020 10:10 PM (VNfwt)

74 The side bar contains some brilliant reading. Poetry such that bring tears in the way it masterfully takes apart Jonah "Doughy" Goldberg."

I think it should be titled, "The Ballad of the Smackdown of Doughy Jonah."

Such prose is why I keep coming back to this blog.

Posted by: blake - singed semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 19, 2020 10:10 PM (WEBkv)

75 Al Pacino Approved ONT Compliance Pics

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Posted by: kbdabear at May 19, 2020 10:11 PM (qAR6u)

76 a little help with the feminist pic, I could use a laugh.

Posted by: eyesnore at May 19, 2020 10:11 PM (K7/OQ)

77 Woman kicked out of Trader Joe's in Palos Verdes, CA (not too far from me), for not wearing a mask.

23 minute video, link to YouTube:

https://tinyurl.com/yagf3qj7

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 19, 2020 10:11 PM (L2ZTs)

78 thirst!

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 19, 2020 10:11 PM (i6uJ1)

79 This political stuff isn't arcane inside baseball stuff anymore. The left wants you dead....though they'll settle for broke, silenced, and neutered.


Posted by: 18-1 at May 19, 2020 10:04 PM (WdocV)
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And for those of us who have a faith tradition, watching The Left prevent us from attending services while allowing pot and liquor sales ought to be a wakeup call.

This is not the America where I was born...

Posted by: Boots at May 19, 2020 10:11 PM (oGBso)

80 Threadjacking...It's called "threadjacking."
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo


Which is a felony in NY, NJ, and MI....but then what ain't?

Posted by: Miklos, in compliance, or at least the "c" part at May 19, 2020 10:11 PM (QzkSJ)

81 Gotta do the tzampotli maintenance first.

The Guatelamalans are all under lockdown, and except for me, they're the only ones who understand this.

Posted by: Crazy Miklos' Tzampotli Family Fun Park and Endless Taco Bar at 50% Legal Capacity at May 19, 2020 10:09 PM



FFS, Miklos! For the last time, it's spelt 'TZOMPANTLI'!!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at May 19, 2020 10:11 PM (7WaWV)

82 Tucker talked about the head of the Penn Health Services who ordered Covid patients returned to nursing homes. And removed his or her own mother for safety. If there's a spare trebuchet it's needed in Pennsylvania.

Posted by: Blutarski at May 19, 2020 10:10 PM (VNfwt)


'Trebuchet' is a funny way to spell 'guillotine'.

Posted by: RickZ at May 19, 2020 10:12 PM (Y8PSl)

83 You know I think Glenn Reynolds is really leading you people all astray.


You can't indict a ham sandwich if I eat it first. And I will.


Posted by: Jonah Goldberg at May 19, 2020 10:12 PM (WdocV)

84 Amazingly, Amy Bonomi is not an ogre, just a loon.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 19, 2020 10:12 PM (oVJmc)

85 NFL CONSIDERS OFFERING INCENTIVES TO DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE

Wait. What? They want major league sports to be a fair representation of our countries' racial make up? That's going to ruin the quality of football, and let's face it. We may as well shut down the MBA.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 19, 2020 10:12 PM (+lVUW)

86 More Al Pacino Approved ONT Compliance Pics

https://tinyurl.com/y96m28mr

https://tinyurl.com/yd95mmqv

https://tinyurl.com/ydb3bh54

https://tinyurl.com/yc5mexlm

https://tinyurl.com/ybet8qfp

Posted by: kbdabear at May 19, 2020 10:13 PM (qAR6u)

87 85 We may as well shut down the MBA.
Posted by: nerdygirl at May 19, 2020 10:12 PM (+lVUW)


Your misspelling has just terrified millions of useless middle managers.

Posted by: Splunge at May 19, 2020 10:13 PM (dOV9E)

88
And for those of us who have a faith tradition, watching The Left
prevent us from attending services while allowing pot and liquor sales
ought to be a wakeup call.

***

Don't forget abortions! Gotta stop people from going to church....if it saves one life....and abortions for all!

Posted by: 18-1 at May 19, 2020 10:13 PM (WdocV)

89 We may as well shut down the MBA.

Posted by: nerdygirl



Gonna piss off a lot of CEOs...

Posted by: Last supper server at May 19, 2020 10:14 PM (2ygtH)

90 pours a couple fingers of Balvenie in CBD's glass

Posted by: Ben Had at May 19, 2020 10:10 PM (yIBke)

Interesting...I have recently lost my taste for my go-to Malt Whiskey...Islay Malts...and have moved on to Speysides and Highlands...And Balvenie is a glorious example!


Although, there are a few Islays that are worth drinking in small quantities.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 19, 2020 10:14 PM (dLLD6)

91 I'm confused by the meme at the end.

I just keep imagining a woman trying to get thru the door by turning sideways but being unable to get thru because of her boobs.

I might just like thinking of boobs too much that it clouds my thinking.

Posted by: Robert at May 19, 2020 10:14 PM (2leRD)

92 I can't wait to see the NBA's racial allotment of central Asians. Everyone knows Aryans can't jump!




Posted by: Obligatory at May 19, 2020 10:15 PM (WdocV)

93 off sock and begone!

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at May 19, 2020 10:15 PM (2ygtH)

94 Amazingly, Amy Bonomi is not an ogre, just a loon.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 19, 2020 10:12 PM (oVJmc)

Hah! I checked too, and was surprised to discover that she didn't look like I expected.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 19, 2020 10:15 PM (dLLD6)

95 I might just like thinking of boobs too much that it clouds my thinking.
___

Dude, get it together. Boobs aren't that special.

Posted by: Barack Obama at May 19, 2020 10:16 PM (WdocV)

96 Finally back to work tomorrow! Normalcy, or something resembling it, at last.
Posted by: Brother Cavil Tim at May 19, 2020 09:59 PM (iKMuO)


Wonderful news, Brother Cavil !

Posted by: Adriane the Earl of Hamburger Critic ... at May 19, 2020 10:16 PM (LPnfS)

97 does Amy Bonomi fit through that door ?

Posted by: eyesnore at May 19, 2020 10:16 PM (K7/OQ)

98 I implore every moron to acquire at least a small position in bitcoin. Watching what The Fed and Congress are doing with printing/borrowing/spending, you need to protect yourself.

The bitcoin price is about to take off like a rocket in the coming year.

One day soon, William Devane will be shilling bitcoin.
Posted by: Jose at May 19, 2020 10:00 PM (L9Ewk)

Uh, no way, Jose. Bitcoin has absolutely nothing to back it. At least if the dollar goes down the tubes, I can use the bills for asswipe.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 19, 2020 10:16 PM (LZcDP)

99 FFS, Miklos! For the last time, it's spelt 'TZOMPANTLI'!!
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto


FFS-IT's A COPYRIGHT/TRADEMARK ISSUE!!!

Posted by: Miklos, failed Booger King franchisee at May 19, 2020 10:17 PM (QzkSJ)

100 Thank you as always MisHum for providing quality content.

The more the world moves, the move I want to snap those fingers on that infinity gauntlet.

You wouldn't believe how many leftists would disappear.

(Spoiler alert: all of them, including every single NeverTrumper ever.)

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 19, 2020 10:17 PM (l9m7l)

101 The United Nations has put out a tweet asserting that people shouldn't use politically incorrect terms like "boyfriend," "girlfriend", "husband" and "wife" in order to "help create a more equal world."

How about "Fuck you, UN." Is that allowed?

And, oh yeah, maybe the UN shouldn't be sending its employees to third world countries to rape girls.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 19, 2020 10:17 PM (+lVUW)

102 Dude, get it together. Boobs aren't that special.
Posted by: Barack Obama at May 19, 2020 10:16 PM (WdocV)

We all know you're quite fond of Mooch's bulging package.

Posted by: Robert at May 19, 2020 10:18 PM (2leRD)

103 Should note for full disclosure: been drinking.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 19, 2020 10:18 PM (l9m7l)

104 That is a gorgeous picture up top. I'd like to go there. It looks relaxing.

Posted by: bluebell at May 19, 2020 10:18 PM (/669Q)

105 FFS, Miklos! For the last time, it's spelt 'TZOMPANTLI'!!
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at May 19, 2020 10:11 PM (7WaWV)


Language and culture thing: he's conflating it with Zampolit, which I used to do.

"Take the Zampolit to ze Tzompantli, and stomp all over it"

Posted by: Kindltot at May 19, 2020 10:19 PM (WyVLE)

106 Posted by: Jose at May 19, 2020 10:00 PM (L9Ewk)

I will assume the best intentions about your financial advice.


But...it doesn't belong here and I would appreciate it if you didn't tout bitcoin any more.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 19, 2020 10:19 PM (dLLD6)

107 One day soon, William Devane will be shilling bitcoin.
Posted by: Jose at May 19, 2020 10:00 PM (L9Ewk)


I need to lay off the late-night snacks or something, because I initially read that as "William Devane will be shitting bitcoin," and I thought I had missed something fairly important.

Posted by: Dr. T at May 19, 2020 10:19 PM (pxDdN)

108 How to Stop a Feminist.

Damn, that is both true and brutal.

Posted by: tbodie at May 19, 2020 10:19 PM (TXMsW)

109 Should note for full disclosure: been drinking.
***

Should have sent a "by the book" post early saying you hadn't been drinking and weren't going to be shit faced on the ONT like me.

[hic]

Posted by: 18-1 at May 19, 2020 10:19 PM (WdocV)

110 Uh, no way, Jose. Bitcoin has absolutely nothing to back it. At least if the dollar goes down the tubes, I can use the bills for asswipe.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 19, 2020 10:16 PM (LZcDP)
--------------------------------------

Bitcoin is just computer code right? What gives it underlying value? Seems like a scam to me.

Posted by: Boots at May 19, 2020 10:19 PM (oGBso)

111 For example, when the virtual background of a Zoom meeting attendee has pictures of his or her wedding, it unintentionally reinforces the idea that marriage is most fitting between opposite sexes.

Except if it is a picture of a perfectly legal gay marriage ...

So who's the biased one here ???

Posted by: Adriane the Earl of Hamburger Critic ... at May 19, 2020 10:20 PM (LPnfS)

112 Bitcoin has absolutely nothing to back it.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 19, 2020 10:16 PM (LZcDP)

*Blink*

*Blink*

As opposed to...?

Posted by: Robert at May 19, 2020 10:20 PM (2leRD)

113 >Finally back to work tomorrow! Normalcy, or something resembling it, at last.
Posted by: Brother Cavil Tim


good news for you
hope we can all get back to normal-
pre-Panic normal- in the coming weeks

Posted by: DB- just DB. at May 19, 2020 10:20 PM (iTXRQ)

114 Speaking of work.. stopped by my old place of employment today. I needed a printer.. lol! Anyway.. new gal has completely transformed my old office. new desk.. she re-arranged everything. It looked nice. Talked to my ex boss for a few minutes. Nope.. don't miss it at all.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 19, 2020 10:20 PM (dUJdY)

115 Although, there are a few Islays that are worth drinking in small quantities.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

Well, I can't afford 1 and a half bottles of that per day.

Posted by: Winston Miklos Churchill, "not less than one quart per day" , Dr's orders at May 19, 2020 10:20 PM (QzkSJ)

116 Are you doing better Brother Tim? I'm so glad to hear it if so.

Posted by: ... at May 19, 2020 10:20 PM (li+1I)

117 * shoves CBD a plate of pumpkin ravioli with sage /walnut pesto*

Posted by: Ben Had at May 19, 2020 10:20 PM (yIBke)

118 Imagine if a R leader called names to the press about Obama being a skinny twerp like Pelosi calling PDT morbidly obese. The howls would have legendary.

Posted by: Cheri at May 19, 2020 10:20 PM (IB1Pj)

119 Posted by: Winston Miklos Churchill, "not less than one quart per day" , Dr's orders at May 19, 202

Quanity not quality, eh?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 19, 2020 10:21 PM (aA3+G)

120
Bitcoin is just computer code right? What gives it underlying value? Seems like a scam to me.

***

Nominally money is ultimately worthless unless it is backed by a commodity.


I know a lot of science fiction suggests energy as the ultimate currency backer, which really makes sense.


With all the green/enviro crap though the media doesn't like that idea anymore....


Posted by: 18-1 at May 19, 2020 10:21 PM (WdocV)

121 Anyone ever attend an "Unconscious Bias" training? My agency's HR department thought it was a good idea to have every employee (over 1,000) be forced to sit through 8 hours of haranguing by a former rapper, Atlanta preacher, and former Obama Administration acolyte. We were not allowed to submit feedback after class as with other training. At least Wu flu has shut down his gig (temporarily).

Posted by: fly gal at May 19, 2020 10:21 PM (6CtMt)

122 But...it doesn't belong here and I would appreciate it if you didn't tout bitcoin any more.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo


Three Coins in a Fountain is-a still OK, Si?

Posted by: Louis "Miklos" Jourdan at May 19, 2020 10:22 PM (QzkSJ)

123 Lulz. My daughter.

School assignment from teacher: How will COVID be remembered in history books?

Her answer:

"History will remember COVID-19 and the reaction as the most overblown reaction to the flu, ever.

The American people were stripped of their Constitutional rights by state governments. People's ability to earn a living, exercise their religion and gather with friends and family was taken from them. Many businesses were ruined and people were arrested for cutting hair.

The scientists that were supposed to be intelligent and offer solutions were all horribly wrong. The television and internet made people panic and told lies that it was much more deadly than it really was. Lots of businesses and governments proposed laws, rules and guidelines that made no sense and were often stupid.

History will view it as the dumbest time ever recorded."


Damn, I love that kid.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 19, 2020 10:22 PM (zAjYk)

124 mh that winwood/clapton clip from ONT last week has been playing inside my head for days!

Thanks?

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 19, 2020 10:22 PM (EZebt)

125 Jewells, you're on to bigger and better things.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 19, 2020 10:22 PM (yIBke)

126 I thought property was the ultimate currency backer.

Posted by: ... at May 19, 2020 10:22 PM (li+1I)

127 Miklos is on fire tonight :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 19, 2020 10:23 PM (L2ZTs)

128 Pretty sure I've said this before, but here it is again

Watching the 1995 Peter Weller movie "Screamers" and it's totally awesome. It's really one of the best sci-fi/horror movies ever made.

The robot cat is the cutest monster ever.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 19, 2020 10:23 PM (l9m7l)

129 "Today, the National Football League is considering a proposal to enable teams to improve their draft position by hiring minority candidates for coaching and executive positions."

Yeah, if the DMV and corporations have to hire useless deadweight, so should they.

Posted by: Monty James at May 19, 2020 10:23 PM (Zqz9o)

130 On the rare occasions that I do an ONT, by far the toughest part is finding a photo that is even in the same ballpark as his...

It seems like it would be easy, but it isn't.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 19, 2020 10:08 PM (dLLD6)


I would swear Mis Hum has a side business with those ONT pics. They all remind me of 1000 or 5000 piece jigsaw puzzles. You know, the 'the difficulty level for this puzzle is fuhgedaboudit' kind of puzzle.

Posted by: RickZ at May 19, 2020 10:23 PM (Y8PSl)

131 When I told them I was an engineer, I got removed from the jury rolls!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - YOU are all in it together!

I knew someone who was an engineer who was complaining because he was dismissed from jury duty, and he had wanted to serve.
Another friend who was a lawyer told him that he was dismissed because he was too self assured, wouldn't be easy to manipulate.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 19, 2020 10:23 PM (+lVUW)

132 I'd invest in a currency backed by Talisker or Macallan.

Posted by: Splunge at May 19, 2020 10:23 PM (dOV9E)

133 Questions for the modern age....


If you get married to a guy, and he chops off his johnson and throws on a dress...do you have to get new wedding pictures? Or do you still use the old one where he still had a dick?


Posted by: Obligatory at May 19, 2020 10:23 PM (WdocV)

134 Beckoning, I thought ALL cats were monster robots

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 19, 2020 10:23 PM (L2ZTs)

135 Well, I can't afford 1 and a half bottles of that per day.

Posted by: Winston Miklos Churchill, "not less than one quart per day"


I want to know the difference between "revered Statesman" and "house drunk", beyond I'm the latter, rather than the former.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at May 19, 2020 10:23 PM (2ygtH)

136 For once, I got the joke in last pic straight away... That doesn't happen very often!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at May 19, 2020 10:24 PM (7WaWV)

137 Bitter Clinger, I would like to subscribe to your daughter's newsletter. Brava!

Posted by: bluebell at May 19, 2020 10:24 PM (/669Q)

138 >>> Lulz. My daughter.

School assignment from teacher: How will COVID be remembered in history books?

Her answer:

"History will remember COVID-19 and the reaction as the most overblown reaction to the flu, ever.

The American people were stripped of their Constitutional rights by state governments. People's ability to earn a living, exercise their religion and gather with friends and family was taken from them. Many businesses were ruined and people were arrested for cutting hair.

The scientists that were supposed to be intelligent and offer solutions were all horribly wrong. The television and internet made people panic and told lies that it was much more deadly than it really was. Lots of businesses and governments proposed laws, rules and guidelines that made no sense and were often stupid.

History will view it as the dumbest time ever recorded."


Damn, I love that kid.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 19, 2020 10:22 PM (zAjYk)


I'm jealous. And you should be proud. Congrats!

Posted by: Turn Two at May 19, 2020 10:24 PM (BHYVd)

139 Quanity not quality, eh?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian


I shall drink on the beaches....

Posted by: Miklos, let Every Happy Hour be the Finest Hour at May 19, 2020 10:24 PM (QzkSJ)

140 Anyone ever attend an "Unconscious Bias" training?
My agency's HR department thought it was a good idea to have every
employee (over 1,000) be forced to sit through 8 hours of haranguing by a
former rapper, Atlanta preacher, and former Obama Administration
acolyte. We were not allowed to submit feedback after class as with
other training. At least Wu flu has shut down his gig (temporarily).



Posted by: fly gal at May 19, 2020 10:21 PM (6CtMt)

Oh you mean Everybody Must Agree That White Heterosexual Men Are Pieces of Shit training? Yep.

Posted by: ... at May 19, 2020 10:24 PM (li+1I)

141 >Damn, I love that kid.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger


that was beautiful

Posted by: DB- just DB. at May 19, 2020 10:24 PM (iTXRQ)

142 Bitcoin is a bit creepy. It really is backed by... nothing.

We could create our own online currency out of thin air right here and start tracking its value. Call it HordeCoin.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 19, 2020 10:25 PM (L2ZTs)

143 Damn, I love that kid.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 19, 2020 10:22 PM (zAjYk)


We need to make clones of your daughter. Like, 50,000 or something.

Posted by: Dr. T at May 19, 2020 10:25 PM (pxDdN)

144 Bitcoin tanked right along with the stock market earlier in the year.

Posted by: ... at May 19, 2020 10:25 PM (li+1I)

145 Damn, I love that kid.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger


Scholarship material.

The Horde Award.

Posted by: Prof. Dr. Miklos at May 19, 2020 10:25 PM (QzkSJ)

146 108 How to Stop a Feminist.

Damn, that is both true and brutal.

Posted by: tbodie at May 19, 2020 10:19 PM (TXMsW)


It's the misanthropic side of me

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 19, 2020 10:26 PM (aA3+G)

147 @134 - you can't really categorize cats. Cats are...cats.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 19, 2020 10:26 PM (l9m7l)

148 Indeed Ben Had.. still adjusting though.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 19, 2020 10:26 PM (dUJdY)

149 27 Shared on the last thread as well:

I just learned that here in California, our major Indian Casinos will be reopening soon. Pechanga reopens June 1 and Morongo May 22.

But even if I could go back right away I wouldn't; besides the massive crush of people and lines, they'll also have tons of new social distancing rules and other guidelines that have never been enforced before, and crowds will be unruly.

"Whaddaya mean I can't sit there? That's my LUCKY MACHINE!!"
"I'm sorry sir, but you'll have to sit over there instead..."
"But that's my LUCKY MACHINE!!!!"
"Sir..."
Posted by: qdpsteve


You think casinos are bad? There are Catholic schools and Catholic parishes that gave up on bingo because volunteers didn't want to have to deal with the old ladies. I'm not joking, they're nuts.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 19, 2020 10:26 PM (+lVUW)

150 We could create our own online currency out of thin air right here and start tracking its value. Call it HordeCoin.
___

Hey, I already came up with this idea.

Posted by: Paul Krugman at May 19, 2020 10:27 PM (WdocV)

151 Damn, I love that kid.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 19, 2020 10:22 PM (zAjYk)

Reading that nearly brought a tear to my eye. She really cut thru all the bullshit and got to the heart of the matter.

Be proud, papi, you raised her right.

Posted by: Robert at May 19, 2020 10:27 PM (2leRD)

152 nerdygirl, yup.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 19, 2020 10:27 PM (L2ZTs)

153 I'm sure at least one person here will watch this from start to finish.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuiMQPc5aKA

Posted by: Imma Giver at May 19, 2020 10:27 PM (/LQkF)

154 29 21 I'm sorry but I don't get the feminist thing.
Posted by: Northernlurker at May 19, 2020 09:57 PM (Uu+Jp)

Oh good, I thought it was just me.
Posted by: Jordan61


Geez. Haven't you people ever seen the pictures of Trigglypuff?

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 19, 2020 10:27 PM (+lVUW)

155 I want to know the difference between "revered Statesman" and "house drunk", beyond I'm the latter, rather than the former.
Posted by: Some rat in the swamp

I understand that the Ted Kennedy Library has many useful research materials.

Posted by: Prof. Dr. Miklos, archivist, but not of that at May 19, 2020 10:27 PM (QzkSJ)

156 We could create our own online currency out of thin air right here and start tracking its value. Call it HordeCoin.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 19, 2020 10:25 PM (L2ZTs)


Ace could auction off the right to first post via HordeCoin and retire under a really nice bridge !!!

Posted by: Adriane the Earl of Hamburger Critic ... at May 19, 2020 10:28 PM (LPnfS)

157 Uh, no way, Jose. Bitcoin has absolutely nothing to back it. At least if the dollar goes down the tubes, I can use the bills for asswipe.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 19, 2020 10:16 PM (LZcDP)


You want some fun, try to buy off the books bitcoin so the IRS can't trace your "gains", and you can't claim your "losses"!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - YOU are all in it together! - at May 19, 2020 10:28 PM (jnM20)

158 Wait, is Whitmer's emergency evacuation order more or less important than her "stay at home" order? Does anyone know which of these is a "wink-wink-emergency order" and which is a "no-bullshit-actual-emergency order" because I've lost track?

Posted by: irright at May 19, 2020 10:28 PM (RVcmP)

159 154 Geez. Haven't you people ever seen the pictures of Trigglypuff?
Posted by: nerdygirl at May 19, 2020 10:27 PM (+lVUW)


Pictures? You need video for that. A picture is not going to show the shaking of the fat under the upper arm.

Posted by: Splunge at May 19, 2020 10:29 PM (dOV9E)

160 Bitcoin is just computer code right? What gives it underlying value? Seems like a scam to me.

---

Nothing has underlying value. The value is either in that you want it, or you expect someone in the future to want it enough to trade it for something you want. Dollars appear to have value because everyone currently wants them, and it seems like everyone will for the foreseeable future. If you want something else, precious metals (that you personally have possession of) are a more reliable alternative because more people recognize them.

This is all with the caveat that I think if things don't get turning around drastically in the near future, I expect us to be in the part of Revelation that warns even gold is useless (as there's not enough stuff produced to go around).

Posted by: Methos at May 19, 2020 10:29 PM (kOpft)

161 What kind of shtick is that? I could always go a good Rubio joke, he's scum. But that there is just retarded. I shit out a better Rubio insult this morning and he took it as a compliment.
Posted by: ...


So does Trump.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 19, 2020 10:29 PM (+lVUW)

162 Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 19, 2020 10:22 PM (zAjYk)

Ya done good Bitter Clinger

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 19, 2020 10:29 PM (aA3+G)

163 "Screamers" also has a really great soundtrack, by the late Normand Corbeil.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 19, 2020 10:29 PM (l9m7l)

164 Bitcoin is just computer code right? What gives it underlying value? Seems like a scam to me.





Posted by: Boots at May 19, 2020 10:19 PM (oGBso)

It is a medium of exchange. It's value is the same as any other medium of exchange, the value that people place on it as a medium of exchange.

Whether it is "backed" by the full "faith" and "credit" of some assemblage of people is hardly a meaningful discriminant, these days, of arbitrary and unchained printing.

Sure, the greenback has a history of relative reliability and stability behind it.

Bitcoin has an advantage of portability, limited anonymity, and some safeguards to prevent currency manipulation by a state. Bitcoin, not being a regulated exchange, is subject to other forms of manipulation, however.
The arguments against cryptocurrency based on isism are fleeting, IMO.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 19, 2020 10:29 PM (KnJdm)

165 bitcoin is interesting, it isn't a commodity money like gold, silver or peas (In the Oregon Territory the basic commodity was a bushel of field peas, they were more useful and easier to store that wheat for example) but it is not a Fiat money in that it is limited by something other than the good intentions of a government and its pet bank.

I am not sure it is a good currency, but it seems to be a decent way of tying up commitments and transfers of value based on contracts.

If the "mining" can be increased by computing power, then the value will fall, The other issue is the cost of maintaining the networks and transferring bitcoin value since transactions tend to cost. Unless that is dealt with in some way, the high transaction cost could make retail purchases with bitcoin like trying to negotiate a latte at Starbucks with a $20 gold coin.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 19, 2020 10:30 PM (WyVLE)

166 It's weird to me how almost everybody seems to think Whitmer and Pelosi look human.

Posted by: Splunge at May 19, 2020 10:30 PM (dOV9E)

167 My diversity trainer took a comic off the internet that was CLEARLY ironically making fun of the bullshit contained within diversity training - and used it straight up.

Smart girl. Nice girl too. Seems to have integrity.

But she didn't see the joke. Didn't even mean it as a joke. She was quite clear about the definitions it provided therein being the absolute truth.

Posted by: ... at May 19, 2020 10:30 PM (li+1I)

168 Bela Pelosi's criticism of The Donald taking that malaria drug was rich.

So the decision to kill a baby should only be between a woman and her doctor, but taking a certain prescription pill is not?

Another healthy libtard double standard.

Posted by: logprof at May 19, 2020 10:30 PM (oZuI0)

169 I'm sure at least one person here will watch this from start to finish.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuiMQPc5aKA
Posted by: Imma Giver at May 19, 2020 10:27 PM (/LQkF)


Finally real "music"!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - YOU are all in it together! - at May 19, 2020 10:31 PM (jnM20)

170 167 My diversity trainer took a comic off the internet that was CLEARLY ironically making fun of the bullshit contained within diversity training - and used it straight up.

Smart girl. Nice girl too. Seems to have integrity.

But she didn't see the joke. Didn't even mean it as a joke. She was quite clear about the definitions it provided therein being the absolute truth.
Posted by: ... at May 19, 2020 10:30 PM (li+1I)

--Poe's Law strikes again.

Posted by: logprof at May 19, 2020 10:31 PM (oZuI0)

171 Yeah, if the DMV and corporations have to hire useless deadweight, so should they.
Posted by: Monty James


I won the NFL draft, you know.

Posted by: Tank Abrams, like Refrigerator Perry at May 19, 2020 10:31 PM (QzkSJ)

172 >>> I'm sure at least one person here will watch this from start to finish.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuiMQPc5aKA
Posted by: Imma Giver at May 19, 2020 10:27 PM (/LQkF)



Oh my. Favorite song on mine, so all I can say is thank goodness I am not the father of any of those young lasses. That would make me feel somewhat, shall we say, Bindenish.

Posted by: Turn Two at May 19, 2020 10:31 PM (BHYVd)

173 156
We could create our own online currency out of thin air right here and start tracking its value. Call it HordeCoin.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 19, 2020 10:25 PM (L2ZTs)



Ace could auction off the right to first post via HordeCoin and retire under a really nice bridge !!!

Posted by: Adriane the Earl of Hamburger Critic ... at May 19, 2020 10:28 PM (LPnfS)

Backed by boss hashes.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 19, 2020 10:32 PM (KnJdm)

174 Oh, this isn't good. Edenville Dam (Gladwin Co. Michigan) broke and Sanford Dam is likely to fail. Evacuations underway.

Prayers for those in harm's way ...

Posted by: Adriane the Earl of Hamburger Critic ... at May 19, 2020 10:32 PM (LPnfS)

175 Ya done good Bitter Clinger

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 19, 2020 10:29 PM (aA3+G)

.....

The cutest thing was that she emailed it to me, then stuck her head in the living room and asked if I had checked my email, then stood in the doorway with a big old grin while I read it.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 19, 2020 10:32 PM (zAjYk)

176 Bitcoin is a repeated pump and dump scam.

Posted by: ... at May 19, 2020 10:32 PM (li+1I)

177 It's weird to me how almost everybody seems to think Whitmer and Pelosi look human.

Posted by: Splunge at May 19, 2020 10:30 PM



Well... Corpses are human, yes? Whitman -- fresh corpse, Pelosi -- mummy....

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at May 19, 2020 10:32 PM (7WaWV)

178 8 hours?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 19, 2020 10:32 PM (PUmDY)

179 The cutest thing was that she emailed it to me, then stuck her head in the living room and asked if I had checked my email, then stood in the doorway with a big old grin while I read it.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 19, 2020 10:32 PM (zAjYk)

Good on ya! Bet you were nearly bursting with pride.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 19, 2020 10:33 PM (NWiLs)

180 It's weird to me how almost everybody seems to think Whitmer and Pelosi look human.
Posted by: Splunge at May 19, 2020 10:30 PM (dOV9E)
* * * *

To me, Whitmer looks like a tranny and Pelosi looks like a zombie. Other than that, they appear perfectly human...

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at May 19, 2020 10:33 PM (WFcrO)

181 I'm sure at least one person here will watch this from start to finish.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuiMQPc5aKA
Posted by: Imma Giver


Don't hafta.

I lived the 70s from start to finish.

Posted by: Miklos, of indeterminate provenance at May 19, 2020 10:33 PM (QzkSJ)

182 Wikipedia says the first person to come up with the trillion dollar coin idea was Bo Gritz - he used it in his stump speeches in 1992.


So yes, nobel winning economist Paul Krugman stole his most famous economic proposal from the most famous member of the American militia movement.


HA HA HAHAHAHA

It almost makes me want to join twitter to see if I can get the two of them in a fight.


Posted by: 18-1 at May 19, 2020 10:33 PM (WdocV)

183 I'm-a setting straight this Watergate...

good stuff

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at May 19, 2020 10:33 PM (d1uFV)

184 >>> The cutest thing was that she emailed it to me, then stuck her head in the living room and asked if I had checked my email, then stood in the doorway with a big old grin while I read it.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 19, 2020 10:32 PM (zAjYk)


*Brings a tear to this father's eye*

Posted by: Turn Two at May 19, 2020 10:34 PM (BHYVd)

185 Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 19, 2020 10:32 PM (zAjYk)

That is so awesome

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 19, 2020 10:34 PM (aA3+G)

186 8 hours?
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie

Unless you are in Newfoundland, then 7 1/2.

Posted by: Mikloswich Mean Time at May 19, 2020 10:34 PM (QzkSJ)

187 Pelosi's list of medications probably looks like a Dead Sea scroll.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at May 19, 2020 10:34 PM (JCrfD)

188 Loved Gutfield's monologue.

Of course leftys want states that are more open to fail. If they succeeded then it would threaten the left's foundational belief in An Expert Who Can Fix Any Problem.

If the experts are wrong then who can we trust to make the world perfect? How can we sleep at night? Who will take care of us if the experts are wrong!??!?!

Posted by: 29Victor at May 19, 2020 10:34 PM (BJKQV)

189 I was in graduate school when I got called to a drug case. Everybody else involved had pleaded out and ratted out someone else and the poor dumb bastard in front of us actually thought he was not guilty of what he was charged with.

The law was soooo wide he was guilty of everything.
Posted by: Blutarski


There was this young dummy in Michigan who was charged with killing one of his pals during a card game. He decided to act as his own attorney. The judge told him repeatedly to take a court appointed attorney because it was such a serious charge. The dope thought he knew better, and of course was found guilty.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 19, 2020 10:35 PM (+lVUW)

190
This political stuff isn't arcane inside baseball stuff anymore. The left wants you dead....though they'll settle for broke, silenced, and neutered.


Posted by: 18-1 at May 19, 2020 10:04 PM (WdocV)







Nah. They aren't settling. When they impoverish you, it's just a matter of taking a breather before putting us up against the wall.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 19, 2020 10:35 PM (EGyGV)

191 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuiMQPc5aKA

***

That one girl does like her see through tops....

Posted by: 18-1 at May 19, 2020 10:35 PM (WdocV)

192 If the "mining" can be increased by computing power, then the value will fall, The other issue is the cost of maintaining the networks and transferring bitcoin value since transactions tend to cost.
Posted by: Kindltot at May 19, 2020 10:30 PM (WyVLE)


The mining has a diminishing returns built into it, in a way, since the difficulty of finding the next 'coin' increases as more are mined from the finite amount available.*

* assuming I understand it correctly.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 19, 2020 10:36 PM (t+qrx)

193 Ace could auction off the right to first post via HordeCoin and retire under a really nice bridge !!!

Posted by: Adriane the Earl of Hamburger Critic


The hampsters would unionize....demand options....

Posted by: Miklos, thinking not at May 19, 2020 10:36 PM (QzkSJ)

194 Damn, I love that kid.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 19, 2020 10:22 PM (zAjYk)


And righteously so!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - YOU are all in it together! - at May 19, 2020 10:37 PM (jnM20)

195 Hello, what time is it?

Posted by: ALH at May 19, 2020 10:37 PM (Lhcx9)

196 History will view it as the dumbest time ever recorded."


Damn, I love that kid.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 19, 2020 10:22 PM (zAjYk)

And rightly so. You are blessed.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Easily Distracted at May 19, 2020 10:37 PM (x8Wzq)

197 I will never get tired of hot girls who can dance

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at May 19, 2020 10:38 PM (d1uFV)

198 @98

Plus governents can simply outlaw it.


Wouldn't want someone else's fake money competing with our fake money.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 19, 2020 10:38 PM (T+XCu)

199 Can future blog subscriptions be purchased in HordeCoin?

Posted by: Dr. T at May 19, 2020 10:38 PM (pxDdN)

200 Bitter Clinger..........that was beautiful!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 19, 2020 10:39 PM (/UQ/R)

201 >I'm sure at least one person here will watch this from start to finish. ...
Posted by: Imma Giver


By golly you're right.
Also- I can dance like that I just don't want to right now

Posted by: DB- just DB. at May 19, 2020 10:39 PM (iTXRQ)

202 >>> I will never get tired of hot girls who can dance
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at May 19, 2020 10:38 PM (d1uFV)

Wholeheartedly agree. Until one becomes your daughter. Ask me how I know.

Posted by: Turn Two at May 19, 2020 10:39 PM (BHYVd)

203 165
bitcoin is interesting, it isn't a commodity money like gold, silver or
peas (In the Oregon Territory the basic commodity was a bushel of field
peas, they were more useful and easier to store that wheat for example)
but it is not a Fiat money in that it is limited by something other than
the good intentions of a government and its pet bank.

I am not
sure it is a good currency, but it seems to be a decent way of tying up
commitments and transfers of value based on contracts.

If the
"mining" can be increased by computing power, then the value will fall,
The other issue is the cost of maintaining the networks and transferring
bitcoin value since transactions tend to cost. Unless that is dealt
with in some way, the high transaction cost could make retail purchases
with bitcoin like trying to negotiate a latte at Starbucks with a $20
gold coin.


Posted by: Kindltot at May 19, 2020 10:30 PM (WyVLE)

Peppercorns were once a currency. In the early days of crypto, there was a Peppercoin entity. Don't know if it is still around.

To my understanding, "bitcoins" are innately limited by the underlying mathematical function or rules of the exchange. The amount of computing power put into mining is the "work" behind the value, and once mined, they are unique, trackable via the hash functions, and yet are somewhat anonymous.
They are not necessarily suitable for small purchases, given the value of an individual bitcoin. But you wouldn't go cutting up your gold coin into pieces of eight, although that was done at one time.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 19, 2020 10:39 PM (KnJdm)

204 Nancy Pelosi's Botox has frozen her brain. Pity it hasn't also done the same to her mouth.

Posted by: ALH at May 19, 2020 10:39 PM (Lhcx9)

205 "Screamers" also has a really great soundtrack, by the late Normand Corbeil.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm

Yep.

Phillip Glass would have been....wrong.

Posted by: Miklos, not hearing much, is this thing on? at May 19, 2020 10:40 PM (QzkSJ)

206 The Economics Lesson was great, but for one flaw. The hooker would be happy to take the $500 and not show. But oil must be delivered...

Instead, suppose you had ordered a couple of sex dolls. Now, FedEx is going to show up and the wife is going to want to know "What's in the box, honey?"

Now, you are also F*cked.

Posted by: FloridaMan at May 19, 2020 10:40 PM (r28kI)

207 172 >>> I'm sure at least one person here will watch this from start to finish.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuiMQPc5aKA
Posted by: Imma Giver at May 19, 2020 10:27 PM (/LQkF)



Oh my. Favorite song on mine, so all I can say is thank goodness I am not the father of any of those young lasses. That would make me feel somewhat, shall we say, Bindenish.
Posted by: Turn Two at May 19, 2020 10:31 PM (BHYVd)

--So they're called shuffle girls?

They reminded me of the Fly Girls from In Living Color.

Posted by: logprof at May 19, 2020 10:40 PM (oZuI0)

208 Well, Rickl's not here, so ...

https://www.space.com/
spacex-crew-dragon-arrives-
launch-site-demo-2.html

Posted by: Adriane the Earl of Hamburger Critic ... at May 19, 2020 10:40 PM (LPnfS)

209 I'm sure at least one person here will watch this from start to finish.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuiMQPc5aKA

Posted by: Imma Giver
.........
Jeff Lynne and some form of ELO has had a somewhat of a resurgence in recent years..
Many good videos on Youtube
https://youtu.be/bKDDmGunF_I

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at May 19, 2020 10:40 PM (CjFDo)

210 I got my dental work done today. 2 crowns. My jaw hurts.

Posted by: ALH at May 19, 2020 10:41 PM (Lhcx9)

211 The Left is not what it once loathed. It is what it always has been; liars without shame in service to their thieving and murder.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 19, 2020 10:42 PM (yQpMk)

212 Wholeheartedly agree. Until one becomes your daughter. Ask me how I know.
Posted by: Turn Two at May 19, 2020 10:39 PM (BHYVd)

How do you know?

Posted by: Robert at May 19, 2020 10:42 PM (2leRD)

213 Well, Rickl's not here, so ...


Oh, he's here

Posted by: Miklos, quite certain at May 19, 2020 10:42 PM (QzkSJ)

214 Damn, I love that kid.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 19, 2020 10:22 PM (zAjYk)

Not that I am shopping, but I'd give the edge to her over girls what can dance.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 19, 2020 10:43 PM (KnJdm)

215 bitcoin is interesting, it isn't a commodity money like gold, silver or peas (In the Oregon Territory the basic commodity was a bushel of field peas, they were more useful and easier to store that wheat for example) but it is not a Fiat money in that it is limited by something other than the good intentions of a government and its pet bank.

I am not sure it is a good currency, but it seems to be a decent way of tying up commitments and transfers of value based on contracts.

If the "mining" can be increased by computing power, then the value will fall, The other issue is the cost of maintaining the networks and transferring bitcoin value since transactions tend to cost. Unless that is dealt with in some way, the high transaction cost could make retail purchases with bitcoin like trying to negotiate a latte at Starbucks with a $20 gold coin.
Posted by: Kindltot at May 19, 2020 10:30 PM (WyVLE)

Bitcoin smacks entirely too much of Marx' Labor Theory of Value for it to be anything other than a scam. Just like it is entirely possible to waste one's physical labor on a worthless undertaking, it's possible to waste computer cycles, and the energy to run them, on a worthless undertaking.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 19, 2020 10:43 PM (LZcDP)

216 Hello most favorite Hrode.....

Dodge Ball anyone?....we will not observe social distancing,

Facial coverings are not required...because I want to see the GLEE on your face!!!

Posted by: The Nightwatch at May 19, 2020 10:43 PM (u1WYs)

217 I am in a bad, cranky mood today.

The Left is showing its' snarling, rabid face - and yet millions of utter dolts think it's a cute little puppy who luvs them.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V at May 19, 2020 10:43 PM (HabA/)

218 89 We may as well shut down the MBA.

Posted by: nerdygirl

Gonna piss off a lot of CEOs...
Posted by: Last supper server


You people never heard of the Mational Basketball Association?

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 19, 2020 10:43 PM (+lVUW)

219 Instead, suppose you had ordered a couple of sex dolls. Now, FedEx is going to show up and the wife is going to want to know "What's in the box, honey?"
Posted by: FloridaMan at May 19, 2020 10:40 PM (r28kI)

What's in the boooox?!?

Posted by: Brad Pitt at May 19, 2020 10:43 PM (2leRD)

220 Wholeheartedly agree. Until one becomes your daughter. Ask me how I know.
Posted by: Turn Two at May 19, 2020 10:39 PM (BHYVd)

How do you know?
Posted by: Robert


I always wanted a daughter.

Posted by: Joe "My word as a Biden" Biden at May 19, 2020 10:43 PM (QzkSJ)

221 Repost
"Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at May 19, 2020 10:02 PM (t5m5e)
Thank you good sir, works like a charm.
And rings so true!"

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - YOU are all in it together! - at May 19, 2020 10:43 PM (jnM20)

222 > Well, Rickl's not here, so ...


Oh, he's here
Posted by: Miklos, quite certain at May 19, 2020 10:42 PM (QzkSJ)


Probably there, too.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 19, 2020 10:44 PM (t+qrx)

223 Posted by: ALH at May 19, 2020 10:41 PM (Lhcx9)

Chicken noodle,soup for dinner?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 19, 2020 10:44 PM (aA3+G)

224 49 The mountains in the top photo look a lot like a set of peaks in the Wind Rivers upriver from Dubois, Wyoming, but I am not certain, not having seen them from that angle.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Easily Distracted at May 19, 2020 10:04 PM (x8Wzq)

I had to pull out some of my photos of the area to make a comparison.

The peaks are too lonely. Looking from Pinedale to Gannet Peak, the area has more topographical features, and they're not as sharp.

Posted by: browndog at May 19, 2020 10:44 PM (gD6Ka)

225 211 The Left is not what it once loathed. It is what it always has been; liars without shame in service to their thieving and murder.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 19, 2020 10:42 PM (yQpMk)

Yep. the "peace love and tolerance" talk was always a sham. They meant "show US peace, love and tolerance until we take power. "

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V at May 19, 2020 10:45 PM (HabA/)

226 >>> Wholeheartedly agree. Until one becomes your daughter. Ask me how I know.
Posted by: Turn Two at May 19, 2020 10:39 PM (BHYVd)

How do you know?
Posted by: Robert at May 19, 2020 10:42 PM (2leRD

Wait. Did I say do? Or don't? Either way, time to cut back in the gin.

Posted by: Turn Two at May 19, 2020 10:45 PM (BHYVd)

227 Oh, he's here


Probably there, too.
Posted by: hogmartin


Precisement

Posted by: Miklos, Ad Astra at May 19, 2020 10:46 PM (QzkSJ)

228 Howdy all. Worked a lot in the gardens at work and then at home. I'll pay tomorrow, maybe the meds will help.

We've been wet and cold, seems more like Mar than May in N IL.

Thanks for a great ONT MH. Has anyone identified the mountain?

Posted by: Farmer at May 19, 2020 10:46 PM (NdOIs)

229 142 Bitcoin is a bit creepy. It really is backed by... nothing.

We could create our own online currency out of thin air right here and start tracking its value. Call it HordeCoin.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 19, 2020 10:25 PM (L2ZTs)

It's backed by pudding cups and bottles of Everclear.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V at May 19, 2020 10:47 PM (HabA/)

230 I'm sure at least one person here will watch this from start to finish.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuiMQPc5aKA
Posted by: Imma Giver at May 19, 2020 10:27 PM (/LQkF)
* * * *

Amazing footwork!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at May 19, 2020 10:47 PM (WFcrO)

231 >> Al Pacino Approved ONT Compliance Pics

I'd like to lay some mandamus on dem asses, I tell you what.

Posted by: Judge Publius, 69th Circuit of the Ficus at May 19, 2020 10:48 PM (rCwaK)

232 12 Beaver just to the left in the top picture.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 19, 2020 09:54 PM (u82oZ)

Is that dumb Beav hiding again?

Posted by: Eddie Haskell at May 19, 2020 10:48 PM (HabA/)

233 Okay, serious question.

My midlife crisis officially starts tomorrow.

How should I go about handling it?

Piss away money? Nice car?

And even though I'm doing well money wise I don't make enough for young, beautiful women. Also too ugly.

Posted by: Robert at May 19, 2020 10:48 PM (2leRD)

234 "Unconscious bias blah blah blah..." Amy Bonomi

All my biases are extremely conscious. Superwoke, y'might say.

I gotcher heteronormative matrimony right here, Amy.
____

Obama appointees and loyalists surveilled American citizens, doctored or destroyed evidence, and monitored their communications. Victor Davis Hanson

Time to roll out this old mindful video webwork

No Uncertain Terms
(1:18 at mindfulwebworks)
http://bit.ly/crtntrms

Hookaaay, over 200 comments in and I've only got as far as the top quotes... could be a long night.
___

ON THE BRIGHT SIDE, whatever was wrong at my Internet Service Provider that prevented me from uploading files (e.g. images) has been fixed. Whew. That was scary. (New webwork at nic link)

Posted by: mindful webworker
link: Cops Take Down Stormtrooper (fumetti)
at May 19, 2020 10:48 PM (ATv6t)

235 202 >>> I will never get tired of hot girls who can dance
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at May 19, 2020 10:38 PM (d1uFV)

Wholeheartedly agree. Until one becomes your daughter. Ask me how I know.
Posted by: Turn Two at May 19, 2020 10:39 PM (BHYVd)

Sadly (?), not a problem I'll have

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at May 19, 2020 10:48 PM (d1uFV)

236 * assuming I understand it correctly.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 19, 2020 10:36 PM (t+qrx)

That is my understanding.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 19, 2020 10:48 PM (KnJdm)

237 The shuffle tarts are cute... Then, of course, there's always ballet:


https://invidio.us/watch?v=fiH9edd25Bc

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at May 19, 2020 10:49 PM (7WaWV)

238 We could create our own online currency out of thin air right here and start tracking its value. Call it HordeCoin.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 19, 2020 10:25 PM (L2ZTs)

It's backed by pudding cups and bottles of Everclear.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&V


If we can convince Chinese that hobo pelts are aphrodisiacs, Ace will be rolling in renminbi.

Posted by: Miklos, yuanna talk? at May 19, 2020 10:49 PM (QzkSJ)

239 Donna, hmmmm

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 19, 2020 10:49 PM (L2ZTs)

240 Bitcoin smacks entirely too much of Marx' Labor Theory of Value for it to be anything other than a scam. Just like it is entirely possible to waste one's physical labor on a worthless undertaking, it's possible to waste computer cycles, and the energy to run them, on a worthless undertaking.

No different from gold mining, really. (Although there are non-currency uses for gold.)

A world financial crisis was triggered off by the California gold rush - the value of gold was determined by how much capital and labor it took to mine, and the value collapsed as California production came online.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 19, 2020 10:49 PM (I2/tG)

241 We were not allowed to submit feedback after class as with other training. At least Wu flu has shut down his gig (temporarily).
Posted by: fly gal


Some people can't handle constructive criticism. And by constructive criticism, I mean a bunch of people telling them in writing that they're full of shit.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 19, 2020 10:49 PM (+lVUW)

242 My emergency funds are food, ammo, silver, gold and gasoline.

Posted by: EdmundBurkesShade at May 19, 2020 10:49 PM (IBMDj)

243 224 49 The mountains in the top photo look a lot like a set of peaks in the Wind Rivers upriver from Dubois, Wyoming, but I am not certain, not having seen them from that angle.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Easily Distracted at May 19, 2020 10:04 PM (x8Wzq)

I had to pull out some of my photos of the area to make a comparison.

The peaks are too lonely. Looking from Pinedale to Gannet Peak, the area has more topographical features, and they're not as sharp.
Posted by: browndog at May 19, 2020 10:44 PM (gD6Ka)

My google fu finds the following:
- Bench Lakes, Sawtooth Wilderness / Idaho. Bench Lakes, Sawtooth Wilderness / Idaho

I'm good with that... it has an Idaho feel to it.

Posted by: browndog at May 19, 2020 10:49 PM (gD6Ka)

244 Miklos, hmmmm

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 19, 2020 10:50 PM (L2ZTs)

245 >My midlife crisis officially starts tomorrow.

How should I go about handling it?



My advice to you is to start drinking heavily

Posted by: DB- just DB. at May 19, 2020 10:50 PM (iTXRQ)

246 AND, you cannot (legally, but maybe) sell the hooker you can't use, for gas.
(even if she has gas)
You are out 500 bucks. Suck it up, buttercup.


Posted by: boynsea at May 19, 2020 10:50 PM (Fks5r)

247 500 bucks!! Who'd I rent, Tuesday Weld??!

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 19, 2020 10:51 PM (L2ZTs)

248 The peaks are too lonely. Looking from Pinedale to Gannet Peak, the area has more topographical features, and they're not as sharp.
Posted by: browndog at May 19, 2020 10:44 PM (gD6Ka)

Tineye linked it to Idaho.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 19, 2020 10:51 PM (LZcDP)

249 Speaking of music ... For some real music, try this:

https://tinyurl.com/ybmocrdj
The band is the Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique, which is a period-instruments orchestra conducted by John Eliot Gardner. I heard them in Chicago in early March, at what was one of the last live concerts before the country was shut down. They were magnificent.
In case you were wondering, the instruments are all of the sort that were played in Beethoven's day: the strings are strung with gut (or nylon, actually) rather than steel; the brass are valveless; the winds are open-holed rather than keyed. It makes for a rougher sound that, I think, gives the music character. I hope you enjoy it.

Posted by: Brown Line at May 19, 2020 10:51 PM (S6ArX)

250 I'm good with that... it has an Idaho feel to it.
Posted by: browndog at May 19, 2020 10:49 PM (gD6Ka)

I admit I was no certain, an yes, as I think, the peaks I am thinking of were part of an already high range.

Hell, it could be Turkey, for all we know.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Easily Distracted at May 19, 2020 10:51 PM (x8Wzq)

251 My advice to you is to start drinking heavily
Posted by: DB- just DB. at May 19, 2020 10:50 PM (iTXRQ)

I do when I'm at home.

Posted by: Robert at May 19, 2020 10:52 PM (2leRD)

252 assuming I understand it correctly.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 19, 2020 10:36 PM (t+qrx)

That is my understanding.
Posted by: flounder

Oh right.

Come look!

Come see the epistemology inherent in the system!

Posted by: Peasant philosopher Dennis-Miklos at May 19, 2020 10:52 PM (QzkSJ)

253 WTH??

{{{{{ROBERT???}}}}}

Posted by: The Nightwatch at May 19, 2020 10:52 PM (u1WYs)

254
The thing about bitcoin, and any "alternative currency" is that govts may tire of it and outlaw it or otherwise make trading with it extremely difficult.

Monetary unobtainium would be some "thing" allowing one to store constant value safely and indefinitely. Such a thing is most likely impossible, but if it were invented, govts would immediately outlaw it.

Posted by: Judge Publius, 69th Circuit of the Ficus at May 19, 2020 10:53 PM (rCwaK)

255 I thought property was the ultimate currency backer.
Posted by: ... at May 19, 2020 10:22 PM (li+1I)


currency, or money, is a way of storing current value for future use.
It has to be portable, divisible, stable, and widely recognized and accepted.

Backing money with land can be useful but the land itself is not a good currency, and land backed currency can be a bad idea if the issuing authority issues greater value than the market value of the land.

The Republican government of France did this exact thing with the printing of paper Assignats, basing the currency on seized church and nobles property which the turned around and inflated sky high, replaced with the Mandats, which they did the same thing, and again nearly destroyed the country, and Napoleon came to power and instituted a gold based currency which stabilized the economic life of the Empire.

In fact, the mortgage bundling was in a way a type of currency based on land, and unfortunately some of the investments were good, but more and more of them were poor quality, and so the last crash.

Generally land is a bad backer of property, all land is not equal, and all land is not stable, and the tradition of the impoverished nobleman with nothing but the rents he could extract from his tenants who were working poor land is more of a truth than a bad stereotype.

Gold OR silver seem to work well as currency metals since they are imperishable, easily worked, and limited in production so hold their value; they are also widely accepted, which the cryptos are not, yet.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 19, 2020 10:53 PM (WyVLE)

256 Modelo Beer has temporarily deviated from its "Yay Illegals" commercials to "Supporting First Responders on the Front Lines"

Noble sounding for sure, but they're donating money to people who are already getting paid, some quite well with lots of overtime in the case of the police. Firefighters and paramedics are less busy than usual, and they're not working triple overtime transporting Wu Flu cases to the hospital, most are self-transporting.

Nurses and medical staffers who aren't ICU certified could use that cash since they're among the furloughed. But it doesn't sound noble while that dramatic Modelo theme song is playing

Posted by: kbdabear at May 19, 2020 10:53 PM (qAR6u)

257 How should I go about handling it?

Piss away money? Nice car?

And even though I'm doing well money wise I don't make enough for young, beautiful women. Also too ugly.
Posted by: Robert at May 19, 2020 10:48 PM (2leRD)

E-type Jag. Solves the twin problems of too much money, and not enough women.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 19, 2020 10:53 PM (LZcDP)

258 Contact tracing used to be mandatory for some STDs. Then AIDS arrived and suddenly contact tracing was not useful. Does that mean anyone with WuFlu who also has hiv will be "excused" from tracing ?

Posted by: EdmundBurkesShade at May 19, 2020 10:53 PM (IBMDj)

259 Photo up top is a Bob Ross painting
notice all the happy little trees

Posted by: DB- just DB. at May 19, 2020 10:54 PM (iTXRQ)

260 248 The peaks are too lonely. Looking from Pinedale to Gannet Peak, the area has more topographical features, and they're not as sharp.
Posted by: browndog at May 19, 2020 10:44 PM (gD6Ka)

Tineye linked it to Idaho.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 19, 2020 10:51 PM (LZcDP)

Always a day late and a dollar short. I need to get here earlier in the ONT.

Tip of the hat to Tineye...

Though I'm gonna pat myself on the back for thinking that when I first looked at the photo...it just wasn't Wyoming.

Posted by: browndog at May 19, 2020 10:54 PM (gD6Ka)

261 Is a $500 dollar hooker mid class or high class?

I think I know how to address my midlife crisis now.

Posted by: Robert at May 19, 2020 10:54 PM (2leRD)

262 My midlife crisis officially starts tomorrow.

How should I go about handling it?


Never do today, what is due tomorrow ...

Posted by: Adriane the Earl of Hamburger Critic ... at May 19, 2020 10:54 PM (LPnfS)

263 Come see the epistemology inherent in the system!

Posted by: Peasant philosopher Dennis-Miklos at May 19, 2020 10:52 PM (QzkSJ)

Oh shut up!

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 19, 2020 10:54 PM (KnJdm)

264 250/hour was standard rate for above average call girls. I knew a few who could command 400/hr. Hottest and tightest of the trim.

Above them were the 1100 girls, met some but never dabbled. Too rich for my blood

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at May 19, 2020 10:54 PM (d1uFV)

265 I understand that the Ted Kennedy Library has many useful research materials.
Posted by: Prof. Dr. Miklos, archivist, but not of that


Huh. Do the research materials include Mary Jo's death certificate?

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 19, 2020 10:55 PM (+lVUW)

266 245

I got this......MisHum...hold my liter

Posted by: The Nightwatch at May 19, 2020 10:55 PM (u1WYs)

267 216 Hello most favorite Hrode.....

Dodge Ball anyone?....we will not observe social distancing,

Facial coverings are not required...because I want to see the GLEE on your face!!!
Posted by: The Nightwatch at May 19, 2020 10:43 PM (u1WYs)

Patches O'Houlihan is unavailable for comment.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 19, 2020 10:55 PM (NgKpN)

268 {{{{{{{{{{Nightwatch????}}}}}}}}}

Posted by: Robert at May 19, 2020 10:55 PM (2leRD)

269 <div>
here's another big stadium one from a few years ago..
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https://youtu.be/Jc4g7JsbjlI
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but these two acoustic ones with Richard Tandy on piano are my faves as
well..
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https://youtu.be/t0AuhqFFsyU
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https://youtu.be/oRfW5Nahgc4
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Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at May 19, 2020 10:56 PM (CjFDo)

270 A question. Maybe best suited to the movie thread, but it has ONT aspects.

I watched some wonderful video (sorry, no link) of a guy ripping on Obama for his wimpy responses to hecklers. He was funny, in a really laid back way, where you had to realize he was funny only cumulatively. Anyway, he'd show Obama fecklessly saying to some protester something like "Ok ok ok, you've had your say, now now now let me have mine." And then he would play a short clip from a movie with a pimp dressed like a pimp, saying "So you're saying you can't control your bitches?" and he would say "No, he can't." Great stuff.

My question: what was that movie? Search engines failed me. I figure it was a comedy, it seemed like one. But what comedy?

Posted by: Splunge at May 19, 2020 10:56 PM (dOV9E)

271 ooh I got here just in time for ChiTown Jerry to go to the Barrel!

Posted by: HostageBlackOrchid at May 19, 2020 10:56 PM (j9HX3)

272 Failed sandwich ideas:

The Gaylord and the Smullet.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 19, 2020 10:56 PM (XLJ/O)

273 jeebus.. pixy strikes again.. simple freakin' short links.. he rejects.. I try to clean..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at May 19, 2020 10:56 PM (CjFDo)

274 Sabotage.
That should be Trump intro music when he talks Obamagate.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at May 19, 2020 10:56 PM (e1mEI)

275 Those shuffle dancing girls are mesmerizing. In a good way. So happy looking.

Posted by: davidt at May 19, 2020 10:57 PM (l3+k2)

276 E-type Jag. Solves the twin problems of too much money, and not enough women.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 19, 2020 10:53 PM (LZcDP)

I'm liking this.

Posted by: Robert at May 19, 2020 10:57 PM (2leRD)

277 The thing about bitcoin, and any "alternative currency" is that govts may tire of it and outlaw it or otherwise make trading with it extremely difficult.
Posted by: Judge Publius, 69th Circuit of the Ficus at May 19, 2020 10:53 PM (rCwaK)


It's not any easier to outlaw - and enforce the prohibition of - owning and trading cryptocurrencies than it would be to do the same for, say, cash, commodities, or (just spitballing) gold, except for gold coin and gold certificates in an amount not exceeding in the aggregate $100 belonging to any one person; and gold coins having a recognized special value to collectors of rare and unusual coins.

If a government were to do such a thing.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 19, 2020 10:57 PM (t+qrx)

278
At one time, a "thousand dollar whore" was considered the top of the line.

Now, I think it's $10,000 whores. Porn stars, the top tier, do "escort work" where men with more money than sense pay for a "date". They command 10K level for that.

Posted by: Judge Publius, 69th Circuit of the Ficus at May 19, 2020 10:57 PM (rCwaK)

279 Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at May 19, 2020 10:56 PM (CjFDo)

English Motherf*cker, do you type it?

Posted by: The Barrel at May 19, 2020 10:57 PM (gD6Ka)

280 damn Splunge - is it Night Shift?

Posted by: HostageBlackOrchid at May 19, 2020 10:57 PM (j9HX3)

281 Modelo Beer has temporarily deviated from its "Yay Illegals" commercials to "Supporting First Responders on the Front Lines"


My favorite Mexican beer is from Yucatan, called Montejo.

Named after the conquistador family.

The marketing slogan for decades (not sure about today) was "Montejo-El Sabor que Conquista!"

(The taste that Conquers!)

Posted by: Sometime Yucateco Mikloso at May 19, 2020 10:58 PM (QzkSJ)

282 Oh dear.....hookers now?...

Hobo's charging out from under the trestles...


What have you done?

Posted by: The Nightwatch at May 19, 2020 10:58 PM (u1WYs)

283 No different from gold mining, really. (Although there are non-currency uses for gold.)

A world financial crisis was triggered off by the California gold rush - the value of gold was determined by how much capital and labor it took to mine, and the value collapsed as California production came online.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 19, 2020 10:49 PM (I2/tG)

Big difference. There was already an established world-wide demand for gold. So labor expended in the search for, and recovery of, gold is not wasted effort.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 19, 2020 10:58 PM (LZcDP)

284 166 It's weird to me how almost everybody seems to think Whitmer and Pelosi look human.
Posted by: Splunge


I think Whitmer looks more like a Halloween witch. Photoshop a broomstick onto her picture, and tell me i'm wrong. It's the obviously colored dark hair. Too unnatural.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 19, 2020 10:58 PM (+lVUW)

285 >Those shuffle dancing girls are mesmerizing. In a good way. So happy looking.
Posted by: davidt


I know right
I bookmarked it
it's not weird

Posted by: DB- just DB. at May 19, 2020 10:58 PM (iTXRQ)

286 they are also widely accepted, which the cryptos are not, yet.


Posted by: Kindltot at May 19, 2020 10:53 PM (WyVLE)

Among the general population, yeah. In certain segments, they are sometimes preferred or at least an option. I've seen Craigslist ads accepting crypto as a form of payment, in addition to the more accepting tech communities.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 19, 2020 10:59 PM (KnJdm)

287 60 Oh, this isn't good. Edenville Dam (Gladwin Co. Michigan) broke and Sanford Dam is likely to fail. Evacuations underway.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 19, 2020 10:06 PM (t+qrx)

Will Dim-Whitmer have people arrested for staying at a relative's home while evacuating? Will she allow them to buy raincoats and boots or has she declared them to be non-essential?

Posted by: kbdabear at May 19, 2020 10:59 PM (qAR6u)

288 They command 10K level for that.
Posted by: Judge Publius


It's less if on your private jet.

Posted by: Miklos from NetJets, a Berkshire Hathaway Company at May 19, 2020 10:59 PM (QzkSJ)

289 Good evening, dear Horde!!!

Mis--Hum--you've got me on an emotional roller coaster.

That first quote had me seething with rage, but the last picture caused me to laugh like a hyena.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 19, 2020 10:59 PM (TdMsT)

290 Series I E-type?

Call in a priest and a master electrician to exorcise the demon called Lucas.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 19, 2020 11:00 PM (XLJ/O)

291 Now, I think it's $10,000 whores. Porn stars, the top tier, do "escort work" where men with more money than sense pay for a "date". They command 10K level for that.

Pikers.

Posted by: Famous Singers And Actresses Traveling To The Middle East! at May 19, 2020 11:00 PM (I2/tG)

292 280 damn Splunge - is it Night Shift?
Posted by: HostageBlackOrchid at May 19, 2020 10:57 PM (j9HX3)


I had not properly confronted the fact that it would be hard for me to identify a correct answer, but I don't think so. Not enough black people, and I don't see a matching picture to the scene I saw.

Posted by: Splunge at May 19, 2020 11:00 PM (dOV9E)

293 276 E-type Jag. Solves the twin problems of too much money, and not enough women.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 19, 2020 10:53 PM (LZcDP)

I'm liking this.
Posted by: Robert at May 19, 2020 10:57 PM (2leRD)

If you can wait a couple more months until things open up?

Caribbean vacay at an uppercrust singles type resort.

It will be like girl's gone wild there when they finally open because of a long time lack of fun.

Trust me, retired Sailor. I know how this works. We used to have to squeeze a month of so of fun into a couple of days on port visits.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 19, 2020 11:01 PM (NgKpN)

294 Montejo-El Sabor que Conquista!"

(The taste that Conquers!)

Posted by: Sometime Yucateco Mikloso at May 19, 2020 10:58 PM



It's "El Sabour que conquista" in Belize...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at May 19, 2020 11:02 PM (7WaWV)

295 Thousand dollar hookers might be a bit much, (though I did get my free government welfare bribe).

Ten thousand dollar hookers need Trump levels of "fuck you" money.

Five hundred is starting to sound reasonable. Especially if she's got nice tits.

Posted by: Robert at May 19, 2020 11:02 PM (2leRD)

296 261
Is a $500 dollar hooker mid class or high class?

At my age, not worth it.

Hopefully, that's very high class for those in the market!

Posted by: boynsea at May 19, 2020 11:02 PM (Fks5r)

297 The *real* Genius Award Winner from that article is the group of post-modern harridans who invented the "Duluth Model" of domestic violence response. I guarantee you that this police department uses it. Arresting someone for something as milquetoast as chucking a piece of chicken - instead of something reasonable like "how about I give you a ride over to the Super 8 and you come back here when things have calmed down" - stinks of the Duluth Model (which is "arrest someone no matter what, and that arrest should be the man").

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 19, 2020 11:02 PM (hYcqw)

298 233 Okay, serious question.

My midlife crisis officially starts tomorrow.

How should I go about handling it?

Piss away money? Nice car?

And even though I'm doing well money wise I don't make enough for young, beautiful women. Also too ugly.
Posted by: Robert at May 19, 2020 10:48 PM (2leRD)

Hookers, blow, and just waste the rest of your cash.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 19, 2020 11:02 PM (NWiLs)

299 If you play your cards right, it doesn't matter what the hooker costs.

Posted by: ... at May 19, 2020 11:03 PM (li+1I)

300 I have been informed that the Sanford Dam has now failed. So glad my great-nephews evacuated, but I hope they are headed westward. Everything east and south is looking dicey tonight.

I hope everyone here is safe and dry.

In other news, some rural community organizers are demanding a stimulus for the post office because they need it for mail-in ballots. Mmmm-hmmmm.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at May 19, 2020 11:03 PM (/+bwe)

301 I am by no means an expert on the matter but I think 500 was considered high class in the 80's.

Posted by: ... at May 19, 2020 11:04 PM (li+1I)

302 Posted by: Ladyl at May 19, 2020 10:59 PM (TdMsT)

Then I have done my job.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 19, 2020 11:04 PM (aA3+G)

303 Well, Rickl's not here, so ...
Oh, he's here
Posted by: Miklos, quite certain at May 19, 2020 10:42 PM (QzkSJ)
Probably there, too.
Posted by: hogmartin at May 19, 2020 10:44

I too miss Rickl. Who now reports celestial events?

Posted by: Farmer at May 19, 2020 11:04 PM (NdOIs)

304 And even though I'm doing well money wise I don't make enough for young, beautiful women. Also too ugly.
Posted by: Robert at May 19, 2020 10:48 PM (2leRD)
+++++++++++++
Don't feel obligated to go into crisis immediately (unless you want to, of course). When you're ready, fill in the variable below:
"When I was younger and poorer I always wanted to do X but didn't because it was too {expensive|reckless|vain|etc}"

There's your answer.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 19, 2020 11:05 PM (hYcqw)

305 During my midlife crisis, I wisely invested my funds in houses and lots.
Whorehouse and lots of booze.
The rest, I foolishly squandered.

Posted by: boynsea at May 19, 2020 11:05 PM (Fks5r)

306 What's in the boooox?!?
Posted by: Brad Pitt


Best Gwyneth Paltrow movie evah!

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 19, 2020 11:05 PM (+lVUW)

307 E-type Jag. Solves the twin problems of too much money, and not enough women.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


We are liking very very much such conceptions!

Posted by: Miklos from Tata Motors, owners of Jaguar (Mumbai) Pty Ltd at May 19, 2020 11:05 PM (QzkSJ)

308 295 Thousand dollar hookers might be a bit much, (though I did get my free government welfare bribe).

Ten thousand dollar hookers need Trump levels of "fuck you" money.

Five hundred is starting to sound reasonable. Especially if she's got nice tits.
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309 I have been informed that the Sanford Dam has now failed. So glad my great-nephews evacuated, but I hope they are headed westward. Everything east and south is looking dicey tonight.
Posted by: NaughtyPine at May 19, 2020 11:03 PM (/+bwe)


Is it still raining up there?

Posted by: hogmartin at May 19, 2020 11:06 PM (t+qrx)

310 Could Stacy Abrams win that virtual marathon?

Posted by: mercenary13 at May 19, 2020 11:06 PM (Ig7fT)

311 ...the Smullet.

.....

The muffsmolletta is popular in New Orleans, I think.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 19, 2020 11:06 PM (zAjYk)

312 It's "El Sabour que conquista" in Belize...
Posted by: Zettai Roshia


Quite so, Old Chap.

Hip Hip!

Posted by: Miklous at May 19, 2020 11:07 PM (QzkSJ)

313 Bitcoin smacks entirely too much of Marx' Labor
Theory of Value for it to be anything other than a scam. Just like it is
entirely possible to waste one's physical labor on a worthless
undertaking, it's possible to waste computer cycles, and the energy to
run them, on a worthless undertaking.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 19, 2020 10:43 PM (LZcDP)


That is why I suspect it has greater value as a means of setting up transfers and contracts more than as a currency in its own right.

I also worry that if by some Moore's law it becomes easier to mine, so the value will go down, however the usefulness as a transfer mechanism looks to stay the same no matter what the supply, and the higher availability should reduce the transaction costs.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 19, 2020 11:07 PM (WyVLE)

314 217 I am in a bad, cranky mood today.

The Left is showing its' snarling, rabid face - and yet millions of utter dolts think it's a cute little puppy who luvs them.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&V at May 19, 2020 10:43 PM (HabA/)


The not unexpected effects of 24/7 brainwashing by the "media" and our institutions of "education."

Posted by: Ladyl at May 19, 2020 11:08 PM (TdMsT)

315 The muffsmolletta is popular in New Orleans, I think.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger

Requires a Leidenheimer.

Posted by: Miklos, who enjoyed Oktoberfest in Nola at May 19, 2020 11:08 PM (QzkSJ)

316 []What you say matters. Help create a more equal world by using gender-neutral language if you're unsure about someone's gender or are referring to a group, states the tweet.



bitch/bastard
cunt/dick
dumb blonde/dumb ass
honey pot/big wallet
sweetie/lover boy
asshole/jackass
darlin'/handsom

Posted by: Braenyard at May 19, 2020 11:09 PM (JriyX)

317 Well since hookers...and me now thinking hookers....but I digress....WTH.....is this supposed to be some nefarious distraction?

Are Morons that simple after all?


Hookers....psisishh

Posted by: The Nightwatch at May 19, 2020 11:10 PM (u1WYs)

318 I also worry that if by some Moore's law it becomes easier to mine, so the value will go down(...)
Posted by: Kindltot at May 19, 2020 11:07 PM (WyVLE)


Out of a total 21M that can exist, just over 18M have been mined.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 19, 2020 11:10 PM (t+qrx)

319 302 Posted by: Ladyl at May 19, 2020 10:59 PM (TdMsT)

Then I have done my job.


Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 19, 2020 11:04 PM (aA3+G)


You always do your job x1000.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 19, 2020 11:10 PM (TdMsT)

320 Gov Whitmer: "Now that the dam has burst, I demand all you evacuees go back to your homes."

Evacuees: "But we can't go back, our homes are underwat--"

Whitmer: "I SAID GO BACK TO YOUR HOMES PEASANTS!!!!!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 19, 2020 11:10 PM (L2ZTs)

321 What's in the boooox?!?
Posted by: Brad Pitt

Best Gwyneth Paltrow movie evah!
Posted by: nerdygirl

Don't...open...the trunk.

Posted by: Harry Dean "Miklos" Stanton, always intense at May 19, 2020 11:10 PM (QzkSJ)

322 Hookers, blow, and just waste the rest of your cash.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 19, 2020 11:02 PM (NWiLs)


--"Liquor and Whores"

https://youtu.be/_mKPCJUW2I4

Posted by: logprof at May 19, 2020 11:11 PM (oZuI0)

323 318
I also worry that if by some Moore's law it becomes easier to mine, so the value will go down(...)

Posted by: Kindltot at May 19, 2020 11:07 PM (WyVLE)



Out of a total 21M that can exist, just over 18M have been mined.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 19, 2020 11:10 PM (t+qrx)

Quantum computing may make that concern a reality. And then there will be quantum crypto.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 19, 2020 11:11 PM (KnJdm)

324
It's been raining cats and dogs here. And more tomorrow. 2" yesterday, 1.75" today, and maybe that much more tomorrow. Soggy, mirey mess.

I was coming back from Greenville this afternoon, doc's appt., and the bottom fell out right when I was driving home. Had to put the wipers on fast speed, and that wasn't enough. A damn river in the road, and in one spot, where they were widening a road, it was a muddy river. Ditches were full and breaking over all over the place.

Posted by: Judge Publius, 69th Circuit of the Ficus at May 19, 2020 11:11 PM (rCwaK)

325 Is it still raining up there?
Posted by: hogmartin at May 19, 2020 11:06 PM

No. It was pretty dry today, according to my M&D. But their lake was over the docks and the ground was so saturated that water was coming through the basement wall.

It's all about water going down the rivers. Dad said the water went down about 4" today, just with water naturally going over Chappell Dam.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at May 19, 2020 11:11 PM (/+bwe)

326 Don't...open...the trunk.
Posted by: Harry Dean "Miklos" Stanton, always intense at May 19, 2020 11:10 PM (QzkSJ)


It happens sometimes. People just explode. Natural causes.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 19, 2020 11:11 PM (t+qrx)

327 Story at Hot Air (by Allahpundit of course) that when Norma McCorvey died in 2017, she said-- on her deathbed-- that she was never pro-life and only said so to collect bribes from evangelicals.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 19, 2020 11:12 PM (L2ZTs)

328 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 19, 2020 11:04 PM (aA3+G)


You always do your job x1000.
Posted by: Ladyl


Is not to PLAN

Posted by: ONT Stakhanovite Miklosevich at May 19, 2020 11:12 PM (QzkSJ)

329 TNA Board
The Erotic Review

Wrap everything. Have fun.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at May 19, 2020 11:05 PM (d1uFV)

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Posted by: Robert at May 19, 2020 11:12 PM (2leRD)

330 18M out of 21M?

So anyone still playing this game is on the wrong end of diminishing returns.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 19, 2020 11:13 PM (XLJ/O)

331 Busting into Lowes three minutes after closing my argument was 'I know what I want and I'll be back at the register before shi... he's checked out.

It was an old dude with, not hippie, but Mozart hair.
Crap.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 19, 2020 11:13 PM (JriyX)

332 It happens sometimes. People just explode. Natural causes.
Posted by: hogmartin


Cool

I got a list

Posted by: Miklos, Candidate for Coroner District 99 at May 19, 2020 11:13 PM (QzkSJ)

333 Posted by: ONT Stakhanovite Miklosevich at May 19, 2020 11:12 PM (QzkSJ)

***SNORT***

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 19, 2020 11:14 PM (aA3+G)

334 So Kaiser Wilhelm Klink DeBolshedick has closed NYC beaches for the Memorial Day weekend. He actually said that anyone in the ocean will be physically removed by the NYPD! This has caused governments on Long Island to limit access to County and Town beaches to local residents to avoid crowding from NYC residents.

However, Jones Beach and Robert Moses State Park are State beaches, and Riis Park in Rockaway is part of a National Recreation area. Overcrowding and even fights are not out of the question.

Posted by: mercenary13 at May 19, 2020 11:14 PM (Ig7fT)

335 A question for the scientific among us. If I may.
Is there a test to detect levels of sugar in an enclosed space.
In the air in said space.
A friend, who is in incredible condition, works out nearly daily with proper technique and eats a very healthy, low sugar, salt etc., diet, has had his blood sugar level rise four points over the last year.
His GF is a slob who exists on a diet of Oreos, Pepperidge Farm cookies and Haagen Dasz. I suspect she is exhaling sugar into the house and he's picking it up through his skin.
How to test for that hypothesis?

Posted by: Winston, dreg of society at May 19, 2020 11:14 PM (d9Irc)

336 327 Story at Hot Air (by Allahpundit of course) that when Norma McCorvey died in 2017, she said-- on her deathbed-- that she was never pro-life and only said so to collect bribes from evangelicals.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 19, 2020 11:12 PM (L2ZTs)

I laugh knowing that AP is suffering because he never got that CNN gig and Meggy Mac married someone else.

Posted by: kbdabear at May 19, 2020 11:14 PM (qAR6u)

337

It's not labor theory of value. It's rarity and limited supply. For a currency, you don't want something that is easily counterfeitable.

And Moore's "Law" has pretty much come to end. I as reading something about that a while back. Only after a few years will be it clear, but 2018 is likely when the history books will document the end.

Circuits are bumping into the limits of physics (the size of atoms).

Posted by: Judge Publius, 69th Circuit of the Ficus at May 19, 2020 11:15 PM (rCwaK)

338 Story at Hot Air (by Allahpundit of course) that
when Norma McCorvey died in 2017, she said-- on her deathbed-- that she
was never pro-life and only said so to collect bribes from evangelicals.


Posted by: qdpsteve at May 19, 2020 11:12 PM (L2ZTs)

Fuckin' COVID-19 spares no one.

Posted by: ... at May 19, 2020 11:15 PM (li+1I)

339 No. It was pretty dry today, according to my M&D. But their lake was over the docks and the ground was so saturated that water was coming through the basement wall.
Posted by: NaughtyPine at May 19, 2020 11:11 PM (/+bwe)


What's special about right now, that kicked it off? In 2018 we had the Red Cedar flooded up to Spartan Stadium, and the overpasses at 127 and 496 were flooded, but that was a heavy rain combined with snowmelt. We've had a lot of rain lately, but it doesn't seem like the rivers here are much higher than they are every other spring or so.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 19, 2020 11:15 PM (t+qrx)

340 DeBolshevik will hire Bruce the Great White Shark to make an appearance...

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 19, 2020 11:15 PM (XLJ/O)

341 I suspect she is exhaling sugar into the house and he's picking it up through his skin.

How to test for that hypothesis?

Posted by: Winston, dreg of society at May 19, 2020 11:14 PM (d9Irc)

That's a wild theory. More likely a bad test or he didn't totally fast?

Posted by: ... at May 19, 2020 11:17 PM (li+1I)

342 334 So Kaiser Wilhelm Klink DeBolshedick has closed NYC beaches for the Memorial Day weekend. He actually said that anyone in the ocean will be physically removed by the NYPD! This has caused governments on Long Island to limit access to County and Town beaches to local residents to avoid crowding from NYC residents.
-------------------------------------


What did they call those things?

Flash mobs.

What would happen if all NY decided to go to the beach Memorial day?


Posted by: Braenyard at May 19, 2020 11:18 PM (JriyX)

343 It happens sometimes. People just explode. Natural causes.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 19, 2020 11:11 PM (t+qrx)

That's not natural. That's COVID-19.

(this is a deep well)

Posted by: ... at May 19, 2020 11:18 PM (li+1I)

344 18M out of 21M?

So anyone still playing this game is on the wrong end of diminishing returns.
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 19, 2020 11:13 PM (XLJ/O)


On the mining side, yes. They'd have to have free energy and equipment, or else hijack someone else's. You used to be able to mine it with your GPU in your spare time, but that went past breaking even in 2014 at the latest.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 19, 2020 11:18 PM (t+qrx)

345 How to test for that hypothesis?
Posted by: Winston, dreg of society at May 19, 2020 11:14 PM (d9Irc)


there are some interesting theories on diabetes explained in on the Peter Attia Drive Podcast.

Poke around a bit and see if anything bites you

Posted by: Kindltot at May 19, 2020 11:19 PM (WyVLE)

346 322

Never figured you into that.

Always learning...why I come here.

Posted by: The Nightwatch at May 19, 2020 11:19 PM (u1WYs)

347 It happens sometimes. People just explode. Natural causes.
Posted by: hogmartin at May 19, 2020 11:11 PM (t+qrx)


"I got real bad luck!" - Hillary

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 19, 2020 11:19 PM (L2ZTs)

348 Why was oil trading at negative numbers? Watch Trading Places with Murphy and Aykroyd. Futures baby, the pork bellies are upside down.

Posted by: RobinKaty at May 19, 2020 11:20 PM (eFAZh)

349 "DeBolshevik will hire Bruce the Great White Shark to make an appearance..."
-Posted by: Anna Puma at May 19, 2020 11:15 PM (XLJ/O)

He'd only drop it and kill it.

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 19, 2020 11:20 PM (Ckg4U)

350 "I got real bad luck!" - Hillary

Qdpsteve, now am imaging those rocket sturgeons who detonated the dead whale....

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 19, 2020 11:21 PM (XLJ/O)

351 If anyone demands Tracers, I'll go with the old standard of 4 Armor-Piercing or A-P Incendiary and one Tracer. Repeat..

Posted by: DBCooper at May 19, 2020 11:21 PM (y1Mvi)

352 I see the New Black Panthers were pissed off about the Chi Coms expelling Africans from China so in DC they protested - in front of a Chinese restaurant called Yum Yums.

Er, dumbshits, rather than protesting a place that sells beef and broccoli stirfry, wouldn't you be better off protesting in front of the Chinese Embassy?

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at May 19, 2020 11:21 PM (HabA/)

353 The Erotic Review

Wrap everything. Have fun.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards


The original "Erotic Review" was started by a son of Sir Fitzroy Maclean, one of the most interesting characters of the Second World War. Whom I actually met, which why I know this stuff.


Father, legendary Commando; son, rich kid pervert.

Britain was lost long ago.

Posted by: Miklos, sometime Korculan at May 19, 2020 11:21 PM (QzkSJ)

354
It makes for a rougher sound that, I think, gives the music character. I hope you enjoy it.
Posted by: Brown Line


I wouldn't have noticed without the video and even then I might not have. Sounds good.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 19, 2020 11:21 PM (aKsyK)

355 Anna, it musta had dirt on the Clintons!

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 19, 2020 11:21 PM (L2ZTs)

356 336 327 Story at Hot Air (by Allahpundit of course) that when Norma McCorvey died in 2017, she said-- on her deathbed-- that she was never pro-life and only said so to collect bribes from evangelicals.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 19, 2020 11:12 PM (L2ZTs)

I laugh knowing that AP is suffering because he never got that CNN gig and Meggy Mac married someone else.
Posted by: kbdabear at May 19, 2020 11:14 PM (qAR6u)


So AP is straight? The things you learn here

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 19, 2020 11:21 PM (aA3+G)

357 Meh, Tuesday is almost over and so far I've managed to kill my desktop, tried to kill my laptop and discovered that the problem is the damn router that is providing an inconsistent network connection I discovered while using my tablet to post comments here.

Posted by: Gmac at May 19, 2020 11:22 PM (qZdIZ)

358 He'd only drop it and kill it.

If we are lucky the lifting cable will snap and Bruce drops on him.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 19, 2020 11:22 PM (XLJ/O)

359 ... That could be. He did fast but the test was done by Labcorpse so a screw up seems very possible.
Kindletot
Thanks, I'll refer him to that.

Posted by: Winston, dreg of society at May 19, 2020 11:22 PM (d9Irc)

360 It's not labor theory of value. It's rarity and limited supply. For a currency, you don't want something that is easily counterfeitable.

And Moore's "Law" has pretty much come to end. I as reading something about that a while back. Only after a few years will be it clear, but 2018 is likely when the history books will document the end.

Circuits are bumping into the limits of physics (the size of atoms).
Posted by: Judge Publius, 69th Circuit of the Ficus at May 19, 2020 11:15 PM (rCwaK)

Rarity alone is no guarantee of value. There has to be demand. There was no demand for Bitcoin, except that which was artificially created through hype.

What happens to Bitcoin in the event of a Carrington Event? Both gold and paper will continue to exist.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 19, 2020 11:23 PM (LZcDP)

361 Posted by: hogmartin at May 19, 2020 11:18 PM (t+qrx)

Friend sent me a bbc article that says they suspect several Britsh and European Powerful university computer systems have been compromised and used for "off the books" bitcoin mining !

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 19, 2020 11:23 PM (jnM20)

362 Posted by: Winston, dreg of society at May 19, 2020 11:14 PM (d9Irc)


Short answer, no.


Longer answer, sugar is too heavy to be absorbed and supported in the air mass in any appreciable amounts, as a solid, for any appreciable time period. By comparison, molar mass of water is 18. Sucrose is 342.


And it's melting temp would probably melt his face off, if it didn't deteriorate into constituent atoms or smaller molecules prior to melting temp. Melting temp of sucrose is 185 C, so sugar "vapor" is not likely.

And the MoMe question as to what was mined locally: It was calcium


Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 19, 2020 11:24 PM (KnJdm)

363 Qdpsteve, now am imaging those rocket sturgeons who detonated the dead whale....
Posted by: Anna Puma


I almost saw the Rocket Sturgeons open for Phish at SeaWorld in '89... but they got rained out.

Posted by: mikeski at May 19, 2020 11:24 PM (P1f+c)

364 Robert, if you are interested in cars, you might enjoy the bringatrailer website. People post cars for sale, and a bunch of commenters usually pick it apart. The auctions have an anti-sniping feature. About the E-type getting you girls...I suspect you know, tattoos and cars, I think they are a good excuse for girls to talk to men they want to talk to anyway...not sure they help others.

I was in your position about 5 years ago. Moved to Thailand. Good experience. Took up paragliding...I suggest you avoid it...pelvis shattering can happen. Now trying golf...pretty boring. But you meet some people, gets you out of the house.

Posted by: MikeM at May 19, 2020 11:25 PM (RW3Jw)

365 Not to be confused with They Might Be Rocket Sturgeons.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 19, 2020 11:25 PM (p1i4H)

366 I suspect she is exhaling sugar into the house and he's picking it up through his skin.

How to test for that hypothesis?

Posted by: Winston, dreg of society at May 19, 2020 11:14 PM (d9Irc)

Do not discount the theory that actually looking at a sugary substance allows sugary photons to enter the eye and be absorbed by the retina.
Also, lip smooching sugar lips is a possible transmission vector.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at May 19, 2020 11:26 PM (e1mEI)

367 What's special about right now, that kicked it off? In 2018 we had the Red Cedar flooded up to Spartan Stadium, and the overpasses at 127 and 496 were flooded, but that was a heavy rain combined with snowmelt. We've had a lot of rain lately, but it doesn't seem like the rivers here are much higher than they are every other spring or so.
Posted by: hogmartin at May 19, 2020 11:15 PM

Well, M-30 and another major road had culverts sort of explode the last couple days, so it's not the usual.

It could be like here: the ground is saturated and has been so for several weeks. One of my students told me that her house is sinking because the clay in the ground has turned to potter's slip. Another told me that her family moved a chicken coop and refenced a section of pasture to prevent their livestock from getting some kind of hoof-rot from the deep mud.

IIRC the power company that repaired one of the dams in that area told the state that the lake needed to be about 8 inches lower in the future, but a boaters association bought it and several other dams (and the lake bottoms) and kept the levels up. So that could be an issue, too.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at May 19, 2020 11:26 PM (/+bwe)

368 My midlife crisis officially starts tomorrow.
How should I go about handling it?

My advice to you is to start drinking heavily
Posted by: DB- just DB. at May 19, 2020 10:50

So you are turning 50 or 60? Been there done that.

What's funny is my worst birthday was my 30th. I thought my youth was gone.

Not surprisingly I still do the same stupid stuff.

Posted by: Farmer at May 19, 2020 11:27 PM (NdOIs)

369 Meh, Tuesday is almost over and so far I've managed
to kill my desktop, tried to kill my laptop and discovered that the
problem is the damn router that is providing an inconsistent network
connection I discovered while using my tablet to post comments here.

Posted by: Gmac at May 19, 2020 11:22 PM (qZdIZ)

I spent 6 weeks "diagnosing" a network problem on two machines. Tried *everything* and drove myself beyond the point of insanity. Didn't break anything but came close.

Turns out the ethernet wire from my switch to one machine was basically fucked, and the other was merely failing. Helluva coincidence.

The happy ending is when I replaced both wires, I increased my home network speed by 2.5 times to each. 100% true story.

Posted by: ... at May 19, 2020 11:27 PM (li+1I)

370 Friend sent me a bbc article that says they suspect several Britsh and European Powerful university computer systems have been compromised and used for "off the books" bitcoin mining !
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar

Nothing new.

Some Chinese have been executed for using university computational resources for bitcoin mining.

Posted by: Miklos, cash on the barrelhead (hear that, Barrel?) at May 19, 2020 11:27 PM (QzkSJ)

371 So Kaiser Wilhelm Klink DeBolshedick has closed NYC beaches for the Memorial Day weekend.

If you vote for a socialist, you know you are voting for someone who wants to control every aspect of your life. I feel bad for people who had the brains not to vote for him, but the ones who voted for him shouldn't complain.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 19, 2020 11:27 PM (+lVUW)

372 Friend sent me a bbc article that says they suspect several Britsh and European Powerful university computer systems have been compromised and used for "off the books" bitcoin mining !
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 19, 2020 11:23 PM (jnM20)


I think there are also proof-of-concept botnet payloads that can do it, but I have no idea if they're profitable.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 19, 2020 11:28 PM (t+qrx)

373 Flounder
Thank you. I kind of figured it was a long shot but he's a retired attorney and I'm the village idiot here.

Posted by: Winston, dreg of society at May 19, 2020 11:28 PM (d9Irc)

374 My midlife crisis officially starts tomorrow.
How should I go about handling it?

My advice to you is to start drinking heavily
Posted by: DB- just DB. at May 19, 2020 10:50


Don't forget to burn a lot of bridges, break the heart of someone who really loves you, quit a lucrative job or two, and engage on tons of questionable sexual behavior.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 19, 2020 11:28 PM (L2ZTs)

375 I spent 6 weeks "diagnosing" a network problem on
two machines. Tried *everything* and drove myself beyond the point of
insanity. Didn't break anything but came close.

Turns out the
ethernet wire from my switch to one machine was basically fucked, and
the other was merely failing. Helluva coincidence.

The happy ending is when I replaced both wires, I increased my home network speed by 2.5 times to each. 100% true story.


Posted by: ... at May 19, 2020 11:27 PM (li+1I)

I spent too much time diagnosing a shoddy premium power supply on my last build. Memory, video cards, etc. Never assume a new power supply is good.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 19, 2020 11:30 PM (KnJdm)

376 Just imagine the spectacular mid-life crisis you could have by winning tonight's Mega Million jackpot.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 19, 2020 11:30 PM (p1i4H)

377 > Wait, is Whitmer's emergency evacuation order more or less important than her "stay at home" order?

Both are equally important. You are required to do as I say, even when I tell you contradictory things. It's up to you to figure out how to do that, but you will absolutely be fined and/or jailed if you violate any of my imperial whims.

Obey, peasant.

Posted by: Gretchen "Mommie Dearest" Witless at May 19, 2020 11:32 PM (mNq/0)

378 What's funny is my worst birthday was my 30th. I thought my youth was gone.

Posted by: Farmer at May 19, 2020 11:27 PM (NdOIs)

Yeah, 30 was painful.

"I"M OLD NOW!!!"

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at May 19, 2020 11:33 PM (HabA/)

379 327 Story at Hot Air (by Allahpundit of course) that when Norma McCorvey died in 2017, she said-- on her deathbed-- that she was never pro-life and only said so to collect bribes from evangelicals.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 19, 2020 11:12 PM

On these stories, I always demand video or a handwritten note.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at May 19, 2020 11:33 PM (/+bwe)

380 We had Biblical flooding here today.

I was beginning to think the Rapture was starting.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 19, 2020 11:33 PM (TdMsT)

381 I also read that Joe has a nickname for PDT now, "President Tweety.""

OOO SICK BURN!!!! PDT will NEVER live that down!!! OMG!!

/eyeroll

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 19, 2020 11:34 PM (L2ZTs)

382 Interesting article on sugar not melting, but decomposing, which confounded scientists for some time.

https://tinyurl.com/yd94983y

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 19, 2020 11:34 PM (KnJdm)

383 Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at May 19, 2020 11:33 PM (HabA/)

39 sucked

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 19, 2020 11:34 PM (aA3+G)

384 How should I go about handling it?

Piss away money? Nice car?

Posted by: Robert at May 19, 2020 10:48 PM (2leRD)

Go fly fishing.

Posted by: Flyover, tired of covid theatre at May 19, 2020 11:34 PM (Rbu5d)

385 I spent too much time diagnosing a shoddy premium
power supply on my last build. Memory, video cards, etc. Never assume a
new power supply is good.


Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 19, 2020 11:30 PM (KnJdm)

It's not like me to miss the wire thing, at all. It was because it happened around the same time on two machines. Fuck.

I've had the power supply issue. It was causing random reboots. And I mean random. This is going back some ways.

I thought at first it was a virus. Then I thought it was a really well hidden virus. Maybe I'm not as good at this computer stuff as I thought.

Posted by: ... at May 19, 2020 11:34 PM (li+1I)

386 > Er, dumbshits, rather than protesting a place that sells beef and broccoli stirfry, wouldn't you be better off protesting in front of the Chinese Embassy?

We figured they'd give us free food to go away.

Posted by: The New Black Panther Party at May 19, 2020 11:35 PM (mNq/0)

387 FTA: They found that as soon as the sugar began to melt, it contained decompositional qualities - namely, fructose and glucose.


These are components of sucrose, but only reveal themselves when a
chemical reaction takes place. In this case, the reaction resembled the
melting of the sugar . . . but it wasn't actually melting. It was
decomposing, and as a result, the fructose and glucose can never be
fused back together into sucrose.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 19, 2020 11:35 PM (KnJdm)

388 I was beginning to think the Rapture was starting.
Posted by: Ladyl at May 19, 2020 11:33 PM (TdMsT)

Ladyl, how's the Ark build coming along?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 19, 2020 11:35 PM (jnM20)

389 {{{{Farmer}}}}

Your Las Vegas endeavor will always be epic!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 19, 2020 11:36 PM (/UQ/R)

390 Everyone's run off to watch dancing crumpets on Ewtoob, I suppose...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at May 19, 2020 11:36 PM (7WaWV)

391 NaughtyPine, good point.

Also IMHO it's rather self-defeating for McCorvey. If she had died still claiming to be pro-life, she would have been respected by many people for very good reasons.

But by effectively admitting, right before she died, that she'd say anything for enough money, all that proves (if it's true she said it) is that she was a shifty, greedy, soulless individual, and leave her UNrespected by anyone.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 19, 2020 11:36 PM (L2ZTs)

392 > I also read that Joe has a nickname for PDT now, "President Tweety.""

Yeah, that's not quite as burny as "Senator Rapey", is it?

Posted by: The New Black Panther Party at May 19, 2020 11:36 PM (mNq/0)

393 Trump, "Tweety? He don't know me very well do he?"

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 19, 2020 11:36 PM (p1i4H)

394 ..What happens to Bitcoin in the event of a Carrington Event? Both gold and paper will continue to exist.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 19, 2020 11:23 PM (LZcDP)




And so will small arms and ammunition.

*chambers round*

This is when some gunless idiot is separated from what he thought was his gold or silver.

It's the Genghis Khan model, in the modern age.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 19, 2020 11:37 PM (QzJWU)

395 I hear Midland is under a flood watch, possible dam breach.
So, unless you are taller than 9 feet, get a snorkel, quick.

Posted by: navybrat, at large at May 19, 2020 11:37 PM (w7KSn)

396 > Wait, is Whitmer's emergency evacuation order more or less important than her "stay at home" order?

Both are equally important. You are required to do as I say, even when I tell you contradictory things. It's up to you to figure out how to do that, but you will absolutely be fined and/or jailed if you violate any of my imperial whims.

Obey, peasant.

Posted by: Gretchen "Mommie Dearest" Witless at May 19, 2020 11:32 PM

My favorite is her AG ranting about sheriffs refusing to enforce... and then saying that her office was doing nothing "at this time." In other words, they can't do anything about the powerful law enforcement in big suburbs.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at May 19, 2020 11:37 PM (/+bwe)

397 It happens sometimes. People just explode. Natural causes.
Posted by: hogmartin

Yep, just happens

Posted by: Raytheon at May 19, 2020 11:37 PM (4hmZU)

398 So Kaiser Wilhelm Klink DeBolshedick has closed NYC beaches for the Memorial Day weekend.



Be cool if Wilhelm says you can't hit the beaches on June 6th.

Posted by: Miklos, whose uncle went in at Omaha Beach at May 19, 2020 11:37 PM (QzkSJ)

399 I've had the power supply issue. It was causing random reboots. And I mean random. This is going back some ways.

I
thought at first it was a virus. Then I thought it was a really well
hidden virus. Maybe I'm not as good at this computer stuff as I thought.


Posted by: ... at May 19, 2020 11:34 PM (li+1I)

It was a new build I could never get stable and wasted so much time and money on that POS. It has been rock solid stable (Win feature-related issues excluded) for ten years after replacing that faulty PSU.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 19, 2020 11:37 PM (KnJdm)

400 I can see sugar decomposing. Melting would take a lot of heat. Also, I suspect there is no lip transfer going on as they hate each other.

That in itself is a long story.
I have suggested to him that he's allergic to her but he stays with her for some reason.
Possibly penance.

Posted by: Winston, dreg of society at May 19, 2020 11:37 PM (d9Irc)

401 I also worry that if by some Moore's law it becomes easier to mine, so the value will go down, however the usefulness as a transfer mechanism looks to stay the same no matter what the supply, and the higher availability should reduce the transaction costs.
Posted by: Kindltot at May 19, 2020 11:07 PM (WyVLE)

The more energy used to mine bitcoin, the harder it becomes to mine.

The protocol has a difficulty adjustment algorithm.

Posted by: Jose at May 19, 2020 11:37 PM (L9Ewk)

402 For whatever weird reason, my 37th birthday bothered me.

Why? who the hell knows? But shortly before, and shortly after, I would have fairly serious anxiety attacks.

Now my anxiety is merely a part of who I am. So, that' a good thing, I suppose.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Easily Distracted at May 19, 2020 11:38 PM (x8Wzq)

403 Posted by: qdpsteve at May 19, 2020 11:34 PM (L2ZTs)

I outlined earlier today why that's such a godawful name.

The #1 reason it's awful is because you're calling him *President*. The incumbent has a huge built-in advantage. Why would you want to remind people that he's the president and you're not?? Dumbasses.

The other part is they *all* tweet (I mean Joe has people tweet but still they all tweet). And if the guy didn't tweet they would make fun of him for that. Like when Obama's campaign made fun of McCain not texting because of his mangled fingers. Very classy. We go low, they go high and all that.

Posted by: ... at May 19, 2020 11:39 PM (li+1I)

404 My 39th was especially painful MH......9/11. However, it was an ephinany.....my worldview went 180 degrees

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 19, 2020 11:39 PM (/UQ/R)

405 I'm guessing the straightlines are roads and the squiggly line next to the chemical plant is the river that's flooding.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y7sy4wz6

Posted by: Methos at May 19, 2020 11:39 PM (kOpft)

406 Oh and the other thing is "nicknaming" turns Biden into mini-Trump when he's
supposed to be the "good guy" "with a heart".

You can't out-Trump Trump,
and trying to be the fake version when you have the real McCoy -never-
works.

See: Romney, Mitt

Posted by: ... at May 19, 2020 11:40 PM (li+1I)

407 ..We had Biblical flooding here today.

I was beginning to think the Rapture was starting.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 19, 2020 11:33 PM (TdMsT)



Close. You were close.

It was The Rupture.

Sometimes it's the clouds. Sometimes it's a damn in Michigan.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 19, 2020 11:40 PM (QzJWU)

408 What happening on 06 JUN 20?

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at May 19, 2020 11:40 PM (7WaWV)

409 402
For whatever weird reason, my 37th birthday bothered me.



Why? who the hell knows? But shortly before, and shortly after, I would have fairly serious anxiety attacks.



Now my anxiety is merely a part of who I am. So, that' a good thing, I suppose.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Easily Distracted at May 19, 2020 11:38 PM (x8Wzq)

Christmas, 21st birthday, and new years were all underway, and undersea. Birthday's have never really bothered me since.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 19, 2020 11:40 PM (KnJdm)

410 Suffering Succotash

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at May 19, 2020 11:40 PM (PUmDY)

411 335
A question for the scientific among us. If I may.

Is there a test to detect levels of sugar in an enclosed space.

In the air in said space.

A friend, who is in incredible condition, works out nearly daily
with proper technique and eats a very healthy, low sugar, salt etc.,
diet, has had his blood sugar level rise four points over the last year.


His GF is a slob who exists on a diet of Oreos, Pepperidge Farm
cookies and Haagen Dasz. I suspect she is exhaling sugar into the house
and he's picking it up through his skin.

How to test for that hypothesis?

Posted by: Winston, dreg of society



Eliminate/Isolate one person.

Posted by: Gmac at May 19, 2020 11:41 PM (qZdIZ)

412 381 I also read that Joe has a nickname for PDT now, "President Tweety.""

OOO SICK BURN!!!! PDT will NEVER live that down!!! OMG!!

/eyeroll
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 19, 2020 11:34 PM (L2ZTs)

--I can't get Mark Steyn's song "The Handsy Man" out of my head.

Posted by: logprof at May 19, 2020 11:41 PM (oZuI0)

413 I also read that Joe has a nickname for PDT now, "President Tweety."

So, not only is Fingers Biden not clever enough to come up with anything better, neither is anyone on his staff.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 19, 2020 11:41 PM (+lVUW)

414 However, Jones Beach and Robert Moses State Park are State beaches, and Riis Park in Rockaway is part of a National Recreation area. Overcrowding and even fights are not out of the question.

Posted by: mercenary13 at May 19, 2020 11:14 PM (Ig7fT)

Last time I was at Riis Park which was 29 years ago, the two roads leading to the Rockaway peninsula had low overpasses that city buses can't get under. Robert Moses supposedly designed that intentionally to keep the ghetto dwellers from getting to the beach.

Most of the people who use mass transit go to Manhattan Beach, Brighton Beach or Coney Island which DeBolshevik has declared verboten and he's even having fences put up to block anyone who doesn't bring a pair of fence cutting pliers.

Not supposed to be hot in NYC this weekend, so that might things between poor NYers and NYPD from getting sporty.

Posted by: kbdabear at May 19, 2020 11:42 PM (qAR6u)

415 it unintentionally reinforces the idea that marriage is most fitting between opposite sexes.” Amy Bonomi, Michigan State director of the university’s Children and Youth Institute
------

The implication being, what? That that is a bad thing?

Hmm. How does that contrast with a public figure [i[intentionally making overt, open statements that contradict that?

I mean, the implication is that the former entertains a prejudice, but the latter somehow doesn't?

Utter bullshit. Another Liberal, incapable of self-examination.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 19, 2020 11:42 PM (WZ5i4)

416 Eliminate/Isolate one person.


Posted by: Gmac at May 19, 2020 11:41 PM (qZdIZ)

lol

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 19, 2020 11:42 PM (KnJdm)

417 MsT)

Ladyl, how's the Ark build coming along?
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 19, 2020 11:35 PM (jnM20)


{{{Hrothgar}}}

I'm struggling!

Giving most of my tools away during my basement project was not a good plan for me!

Posted by: Ladyl at May 19, 2020 11:43 PM (TdMsT)

418 The Black Keys - Too Afraid To Love You

https://youtu.be/NnzIrRykilA

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 19, 2020 11:43 PM (KnJdm)

419 For whatever weird reason, my 37th birthday bothered me.



Why? who the hell knows? But shortly before, and shortly after, I would have fairly serious anxiety attacks.



Now my anxiety is merely a part of who I am. So, that' a good thing, I suppose.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Easily Distracted at May 19, 2020 11:38 PM (x8Wzq)

Hmm. Are you a pedantic sort? Or a math head? It strikes me that the life expectancy for the average male may have been between 74 and 76 at the time, which would mean you were that year statistically going to be at the midpoint of your life.

Sorry, I may be way off base - but I love this stuff.

Posted by: ... at May 19, 2020 11:43 PM (li+1I)

420 There were a bunch of cars parked at the house across the street this evening. No cop cars showed up to chase them away. I hope that means no snitches in the neighborhood.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at May 19, 2020 11:43 PM (HabA/)

421 What happening on 06 JUN 20?
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto



My suggestion:

0700. June 6th, 2020

https://www.awesomestories.com/images/
user/f918f653e0.jpg

Posted by: Miklos, whose uncle went in at Omaha Beach at May 19, 2020 11:44 PM (QzkSJ)

422 That in itself is a long story.
I have suggested to him that he's allergic to her but he stays with her for some reason.
Possibly penance.
Posted by: Winston, dreg of society at May 19, 2020 11:37 PM (d9Irc)

Maybe he's just stealing some Oreos. And since they're hers, he's not eating sugar.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 19, 2020 11:44 PM (LZcDP)

423 Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 19, 2020 11:43 PM (KnJdm)

I like the Black Keys a lot. One of the few bands formed after 2000 I can say that about.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at May 19, 2020 11:44 PM (HabA/)

424 Just imagine the spectacular mid-life crisis you could have by winning tonight's Mega Million jackpot.
---

Unfortunately, I live in IL, and that payout goes through a state agency.

I'd have less odds of seeing the money than winning the pot.

Posted by: Methos at May 19, 2020 11:44 PM (kOpft)

425 Wait, is Whitmer's emergency evacuation order more or less important than her "stay at home" order?

---

Oh, fuck me

Posted by: Schroedinger's Cat at May 19, 2020 11:45 PM (kOpft)

426
Close. You were close.

It was The Rupture.

Sometimes it's the clouds. Sometimes it's a damn in Michigan.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at May 19, 2020 11:40 PM (QzJWU)


{{{Jim}}}!!!

Posted by: Ladyl at May 19, 2020 11:45 PM (TdMsT)

427 Giving most of my tools away during my basement project was not a good plan for me!
Posted by: Ladyl at May 19, 2020 11:43 PM (TdMsT)

{{{Ladyl}}}
You should always have a few basic construction tools on hand. Maybe you could order the IKEA Ark kit?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 19, 2020 11:45 PM (jnM20)

428 ..., logprof and nerdygirl, yup!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 19, 2020 11:46 PM (L2ZTs)

429 423
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 19, 2020 11:43 PM (KnJdm)



I like the Black Keys a lot. One of the few bands formed after 2000 I can say that about.

Posted by: DonnaV at May 19, 2020 11:44 PM (HabA/)

So much to like. It's hard to pick a favorite.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 19, 2020 11:46 PM (KnJdm)

430 Gmac
That has been suggested in several...innovative ways.

Posted by: Winston, dreg of society at May 19, 2020 11:46 PM (d9Irc)

431 But by effectively admitting, right before she died, that she'd say anything for enough money, all that proves (if it's true she said it) is that she was a shifty, greedy, soulless individual, and leave her UNrespected by anyone.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 19, 2020 11:36 PM

If someone wanted to make up a story to hurt her reputation and the pro-life cause, that would work.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at May 19, 2020 11:46 PM (/+bwe)

432 Unfortunately,

PDT will not get his due for what he endured in the first cycle
while still running one of the best econCOVID COVID COVID and he also took on the Lame ass MediaCOVID COVID COVID while Barr is now pointing the divining rod straight back at OBACOVID COVID COVID

yeah....like that.

Posted by: The Nightwatch at May 19, 2020 11:47 PM (u1WYs)

433 I bet McCain spent his dying breath cursing the "hobbits" and maybe Trump.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 19, 2020 11:47 PM (LxTcq)

434 Seeing as the China flu was part of a greater and sinister need to grab dictatorial power by an American party to achieve what a coupe could/did not. The Flu epidemic bar, excuses to continue the farse, the bar has been raised AGAIN to now JUST another THREE MONTHS. Should Americas economy not falter by then, of course more excuses to extend the martial/dictatorial power will have to be provided.
The President of Venezuela must be proud of us, eh ? Femi-Nazi's, Enviro-Nazi's, appointing Czars.
It's not like these Commies/socialists haven't been telling us who they really are, old Nazi re-tread Soros must be laughing his ass off, eh?

Posted by: ron n. at May 19, 2020 11:47 PM (om5HK)

435 Anyone know of any good ETFs that are poised for a big bounce back when the hooker market returns to Elliott Spitzer levels?

Posted by: Rbastid at May 19, 2020 11:47 PM (MSzCl)

436 The more energy used to mine bitcoin, the harder it becomes to mine.

The protocol has a difficulty adjustment algorithm.

Posted by: Jose at May 19, 2020 11:37 PM (L9Ewk)

That, right there, is a tautology. Followed by an "un-taught" ology.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 19, 2020 11:48 PM (LZcDP)

437 His GF is a slob who exists on a diet of Oreos, Pepperidge Farm cookies and Haagen Dasz. I suspect she is exhaling sugar into the house and he's picking it up through his skin.

How to test for that hypothesis?

Posted by: Winston, dreg of society

The idea of it being in the air is ridiculous.

However, the possibility of him sucking face while the Haagen Daaz is still there is pretty high, I would think.

Posted by: Tom Servo, the Community Denier at May 19, 2020 11:48 PM (V2Yro)

438 Now my anxiety is merely a part of who I am. So, that' a good thing, I suppose.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Easily Distracted at May 19, 2020 11:38 PM (x8Wzq)

Hmm. Are you a pedantic sort? Or a math head? It strikes me that the life expectancy for the average male may have been between 74 and 76 at the time, which would mean you were that year statistically going to be at the midpoint of your life.

Sorry, I may be way off base - but I love this stuff.
Posted by: ... at May 19, 2020 11:43 PM (li+1I)

Honestly, I do not know. Except, Darryl Kile died at 33 (about the time I was nearing 37), and Dick Cheney had his first heart attack at 37.

But, maybe, the halfway point. it certainly was not conscious. I am 54 now, and that doesn't bother me much.

What bothers me now is this fucking Wuhan shit. that's where my anxiety comes from.

Grr.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Easily Distracted at May 19, 2020 11:48 PM (x8Wzq)

439 If someone wanted to make up a story to hurt her reputation and the pro-life cause, that would work.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at May 19, 2020 11:46 PM (/+bwe)

Well spotted.

Posted by: ... at May 19, 2020 11:49 PM (li+1I)

440 0700. June 6th, 2020

https://www.awesomestories.com/images/user
/f918f653e0.jpg

Posted by: Miklos, whose uncle went in at Omaha Beach at May 19, 2020 11:44 PM



That had better be a beach in Canadia!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at May 19, 2020 11:49 PM (7WaWV)

441
There were a bunch of cars parked at the house
across the street this evening. No cop cars showed up to chase them
away. I hope that means no snitches in the neighborhood.
Posted by: DonnaV at May 19, 2020 11:43 PM (HabA/)


that, or the snitches live there.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 19, 2020 11:50 PM (WyVLE)

442 Heh, Mark Steyn's "The Handsy Man" has >1,000 likes and only six dislikes --ost likely all Democrats.

https://youtu.be/Vuj0RZQb_g0

Posted by: logprof at May 19, 2020 11:50 PM (oZuI0)

443 > I'd have less odds of seeing the money than winning the pot.

If anyone ever does win the lottery in a communist state, I'd recommend going with the "give me all the money now and assrape me on taxes this year" option rather than the "give me the money in increments over a couple of decades to lower the tax burden" option.

Because the communist states aren't ever going to be paying those lottery winnings, or their pensions, or their bonds, or any other long-term obligation.

They were screwed, blued, and tattooed even before the ChiCom Crud.

Now? They're fucking toast.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 19, 2020 11:50 PM (mNq/0)

444 You should always have a few basic construction tools on hand. Maybe you could order the IKEA Ark kit?
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 19, 2020 11:45 PM (jnM20)

"plink, tinkle...tinkle,,,,,tinkle" (sound of 8 mm Allen wrench falling into gopher hole)

Oh, fuck!

Posted by: Noah at May 19, 2020 11:51 PM (LZcDP)

445 30th anniversary today! A good man, it was a great day, so blessed!

Posted by: betty at May 19, 2020 11:51 PM (/QabR)

446 For whatever weird reason, my 37th birthday bothered me.

Why? who the hell knows? But shortly before, and shortly after, I would have fairly serious anxiety attacks.

Now my anxiety is merely a part of who I am. So, that' a good thing, I suppose.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Easily Distracted at May 19, 2020 11:38 PM (x8Wzq)

In all of your lives, this was the first time you'd lived past 36. No wonder it was nerve wracking.

Posted by: Shirley Maclaine at May 19, 2020 11:51 PM (V2Yro)

447 445
30th anniversary today! A good man, it was a great day, so blessed!

Posted by: betty at May 19, 2020 11:51 PM (/QabR)

Happy Anniversary!

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 19, 2020 11:52 PM (KnJdm)

448 'grats, betty!

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 19, 2020 11:52 PM (mNq/0)

449 Still raining in central Ohio. this morning they were evacuating families from a Westerville neighborhood and not one single mask was seen on tv. Not even the firefighters were wearing masks. So it seems that the WooHoo Flu doesn't get you when it's wet outside.

Posted by: megthered at May 19, 2020 11:53 PM (IuEqn)

450 Posted by: Winston, dreg of society

I thought there were genetic traits associated with diabetes, potentially they are kicking in.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 19, 2020 11:53 PM (jnM20)

451 30th anniversary today! A good man, it was a great day, so blessed!
Posted by: betty at May 19, 2020 11:51 PM (/QabR)

Happy anniversary. Cheers!

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Easily Distracted at May 19, 2020 11:53 PM (x8Wzq)

452 What happening on 06 JUN 20?

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at May 19, 2020 11:40 PM (7WaWV)

D Day re-enactment in NY, but from the land.

Posted by: Schroedinger's Cat at May 19, 2020 11:53 PM (kOpft)

453 Posted by: Pug Mahon, Easily Distracted at May 19, 2020 11:48 PM (x8Wzq)

Darryl Kile was upsetting. I hated him as a player but that shook me up. It was abundant coke use though, I think. Or at least that's what I always thought.

And I wasn't suggesting it was conscious but for someone who is numerically inclined I can see it striking a nerve. There was a million other possibilities, like what was going on in your life at the time, or had recently happened to you.

Posted by: ... at May 19, 2020 11:53 PM (li+1I)

454 Thanks flounder!

Posted by: betty at May 19, 2020 11:53 PM (/QabR)

455 Happy Anniversary, betty!!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at May 19, 2020 11:54 PM (7WaWV)

456 450
Posted by: Winston, dreg of society



I thought there were genetic traits associated with diabetes, potentially they are kicking in.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 19, 2020 11:53 PM (jnM20)

Vietnam vet, by chance? Agent orange was linked to non-genetic diabetes, IIRC.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 19, 2020 11:54 PM (KnJdm)

457 Yeah, 30 was painful.
"I"M OLD NOW!!!"
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at May 19, 2020 11:33

LOL, Donna you rock. Ant progress on the job front? Best wishes to you.

Posted by: Farmer at May 19, 2020 11:54 PM (NdOIs)

458 Here's a good if slightly morbid topic:

What famous person's death upset you the most?

Generally these things don't faze me but when John Ritter died I was depressed for days.


Posted by: ... at May 19, 2020 11:55 PM (li+1I)

459 Posted by: Noah at May 19, 2020 11:51 PM (LZcDP)

The DeLuxe Ark kit has spare Allen Wrenches, please tell me you didn't order the economy Ark!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 19, 2020 11:55 PM (jnM20)

460 30th anniversary today! A good man, it was a great day, so blessed!
Posted by: betty at May 19, 2020 11:51 PM (/QabR)


In the words of Customer Service, many happy returns!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 19, 2020 11:55 PM (LZcDP)

461 Thanks Rodrigo!

Posted by: betty at May 19, 2020 11:55 PM (/QabR)

462 That had better be a beach in Canadia!
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no


nah, that was Francia.

No invading Canadian beaches, they got radioactive killer lobsters (Canada's entire defense plan is based on that).

But could be done if New Yorkerherrrmeister orders city beaches to be closed, and defended by whatever Osttruppen he can get.

Should be done, with Trump coming ashore like McArthur (And being a New Yorker, he could also say "I Have Returned").

Posted by: Miklos, mixing military and liberation metaphors at May 19, 2020 11:56 PM (QzkSJ)

463 > Maybe you could order the IKEA Ark kit?

Ärk.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 19, 2020 11:57 PM (mNq/0)

464 @381 I also read that Joe has a nickname for PDT now, "President Tweety.""

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

Thufferin' thucatash! Doeth that mean that Biden is Thylvethter the Cat?

President Trump should respond to a tweet about it with a comment saying, "I thought I saw a pussy cat! I did! I did see a pussy cat!"


Whoever was involved in coming up with that particular nickname really didn't see it through...

Posted by: junior at May 19, 2020 11:57 PM (/sKj3)

465 Congrats, betty!

Now to fix a drink to hoist for you . . .

Posted by: logprof at May 19, 2020 11:58 PM (oZuI0)

466 Thanks Zet and AOP, truly a great day!

Posted by: betty at May 19, 2020 11:58 PM (/QabR)

467 The DeLuxe Ark kit has spare Allen Wrenches, please tell me you didn't order the economy Ark!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 19, 2020 11:55 PM (jnM20)

I did order the Deluxe kit. Damned monkeys stole the bag with the spare wrenches, and stuffed it in the unicorn's ass. Then the unicorns ran off. Not that I blame them for that.

Posted by: Noah at May 19, 2020 11:58 PM (LZcDP)

468 "What famous person's death upset you the most? "

Easy.
ELVIS
For crying out loud I used to see him in Vegas and he was doing 8 shows a week with a big band, plus strings, plus extra percussion, plus harpist, plus dude back up singers, plus chick back up singers, plus ushers, bouncers, lighting, sound, props, management.
The guy was an economic juggernaut all by himself, and when he died it was bad news for a LOT of people.

Posted by: navybrat, at large at May 19, 2020 11:58 PM (w7KSn)

469 My persuasion sensei is MIA. Here Biden (or, let's face it, one of his handlers) dubs Trump "President Tweety," and my Scott Adams training kicks in, and my brain says "that's the worst persuasion I've seen since I'm With Her," so then I go to Scott Adams' Twitter feed to see him ripping on it, and I don't even see a mention.

Posted by: Splunge at May 19, 2020 11:58 PM (dOV9E)

470 > Both gold and paper will continue to exist.

Only a very small percentage of the money supply is in the form of paper nowadays.

Most of it is...computer code on someone's disk.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 19, 2020 11:58 PM (mNq/0)

471 No, he wasn't in Nam.
There is no family history of diabetes but a huge history of heart disease.
His dad and both brothers died from heart issues.
That's why he works out like a monster and may be in the top ten strongest men in the 60-65 age bracket in the world.
I know my hypothesis is stupid but it is puzzling to him.
The four points still have him in the healthy range but it does bother him.

Posted by: Winston, dreg of society at May 19, 2020 11:59 PM (d9Irc)

472 Drinks were hoisted logprof, to us and the people we still have, so much love today! It was great!

Posted by: betty at May 19, 2020 11:59 PM (/QabR)

473
The DeLuxe Ark kit has spare Allen Wrenches, please tell me you didn't order the economy Ark!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar


The "B" ark?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 19, 2020 11:59 PM (aKsyK)

474 Throwing Sparkle confetti and torching off some firecrackers

TA-DAA to the 30th...

Posted by: The Nightwatch at May 20, 2020 12:00 AM (u1WYs)

475 449 Still raining in central Ohio. this morning they were evacuating families from a Westerville neighborhood and not one single mask was seen on tv. Not even the firefighters were wearing masks. So it seems that the WooHoo Flu doesn't get you when it's wet outside.
Posted by: megthered at May 19, 2020 11:53 PM (IuEqn)


People were being evacuated in parts of Clintonville, too.

Whetstone Park, by my house is an absolute disaster.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 20, 2020 12:00 AM (TdMsT)

476 President Trump should respond to a tweet about it with a comment
saying, "I thought I saw a pussy cat! I did! I did see a pussy cat!"
-------------------------

Oh that's good.

Posted by: ... at May 20, 2020 12:01 AM (li+1I)

477 Betty!
Congratulations! And many more to come.

Posted by: Winston, dreg of society at May 20, 2020 12:01 AM (d9Irc)

478 Should be done, with Trump coming ashore like McArthur (And being a New Yorker, he could also say "I Have Returned").
Posted by: Miklos, mixing military and liberation metaphors at May 19, 2020 11:56 PM (QzkSJ)


MacArthur came ashore in the Philippines
(Macarthur introduced sheep to Australia)
McArthur is a town in California

Posted by: Kindltot at May 20, 2020 12:01 AM (WyVLE)

479 Sometimes it's the clouds. Sometimes it's a damn in Michigan.


Jim


You shoulda built them people an Ark, or something.

Never too late.

Posted by: Miklos, who might need an Ark at May 20, 2020 12:03 AM (QzkSJ)

480 One year, in the USA, Elvis accounted for about 2 percent of the national GDP.
Either the rest of us were pathetic, or he was awesome.

Posted by: navybrat, at large at May 20, 2020 12:04 AM (w7KSn)

481 > What famous person's death upset you the most?

Individual person? David Bowie, for some reason or other.

Group of people? All the firemen that were killed on 9/11. Somehow the firemen deaths seemed more poignant than the deaths of the members of the general public. Those deaths were sad, and infuriating, true, but hearing about the 343 firemen really hit me hard.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 20, 2020 12:05 AM (mNq/0)

482
{{{Ladyl}}}
You should always have a few basic construction tools on hand. Maybe you could order the IKEA Ark kit?
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 19, 2020 11:45 PM (jnM20)


Sigh...

My shipbuilding skills are somewhat lacking!

Posted by: Ladyl at May 20, 2020 12:05 AM (TdMsT)

483 Confetti!!!!!! Niiiiiice!

Posted by: betty at May 20, 2020 12:05 AM (/QabR)

484 Wait, is Whitmer's emergency evacuation order more or less important than her "stay at home" order?
---

Oh, fuck me

Posted by: Schroedinger's Cat at May 19, 2020 11:45 PM (kOpft)


LOL!

Posted by: RickZ at May 20, 2020 12:05 AM (Y8PSl)

485 Uh-oh. Union wobble in the hampster wheel.

Posted by: Noah at May 20, 2020 12:05 AM (LZcDP)

486 Ah, 500 Server Error. It's like being at work.

Posted by: Splunge at May 20, 2020 12:08 AM (dOV9E)

487 Whoa... Best orgasm ever!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at May 20, 2020 12:08 AM (7WaWV)

488 yeah caught that too

Ampersands issue?

Posted by: The Nightwatch at May 20, 2020 12:08 AM (u1WYs)

489 Hamsters get into the liquor cabinet again?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 20, 2020 12:08 AM (XeU6L)

490 Ripple in the Force maybe?

Posted by: The Nightwatch at May 20, 2020 12:09 AM (u1WYs)

491 Thanks Winston!

Posted by: betty at May 20, 2020 12:09 AM (/QabR)

492 "What famous person's death upset you the most? "

Dimebag Darryl Abbott.

Very close second: Jeff Hanneman.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Easily Distracted at May 20, 2020 12:10 AM (x8Wzq)

493 Ye olde background-noise telly at Zettaibunker went out at same time the blog shit the bed! Coincidence?

Je crois que non, mes amis...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at May 20, 2020 12:12 AM (7WaWV)

494 Here we go! Last Friday my little town in Central Calif, Atwater, said we are open for business.

Our County Sheriff said, he is not enforcing shut downs.

County Commissioners said, open for business.

Today, Newsome's folks said, you are not doing enough testing to open, so to punish us, they closed a TESTING CENTER.

What the Fuck?

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 20, 2020 12:12 AM (NgKpN)

495 Annie Glenn. R.I.P

Posted by: President Deathcult at May 20, 2020 12:13 AM (swRNq)

496 Was there a disturbance in the force?

Posted by: Ladyl at May 20, 2020 12:14 AM (TdMsT)

497 Is a $500 dollar hooker mid class or high class?

I think I know how to address my midlife crisis now.
Posted by: Robert at May 19, 2020 10:54 PM (2leRD)

You get on a plane and go to San Jose, Costa Rica . Hotel Rey. Or Hotel MORAZAN. CR re-opens July 16.
Prostitution is legal in CR. And there's intense competition for Miss Universe....yes it's that good. And cheap. See the inter webs ,
You'll need to pick up some WD-40 to protect your JOhnson from meltdown---an occupational hazard
when you are in San Jose.

Posted by: The people across the aisle want us silenced at best,dead at worst at May 20, 2020 12:14 AM (xXx5y)

498 Omg. "How to stop a feminist". Brutal. Lmao.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at May 20, 2020 12:14 AM (XEfKE)

499
Today, Newsome's folks said, you are not doing enough testing to open, so to punish us, they closed a TESTING CENTER.

What the Fuck?
Posted by: Romeo13
-------
Rations increased, Commie style.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 20, 2020 12:15 AM (830x5)

500 i wonder if i should sign up to get the $1K that Gavin Useless want's to give the wetbacks?

it's not like he can ask for ID or anything...


Posted by: redc1c4 at May 20, 2020 12:15 AM (i6uJ1)

501 498 Omg. "How to stop a feminist". Brutal. Lmao.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at May 20, 2020 12:14 AM (XEfKE)


I love it so much I have no other words...

Posted by: Ladyl at May 20, 2020 12:16 AM (TdMsT)

502
Should be done, with Trump coming ashore like McArthur (And being a New Yorker, he could also say "I Have Returned").
Posted by: Miklos, mixing military and liberation metaphors


Carrying a big bag of Big Macs.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 20, 2020 12:16 AM (aKsyK)

503 LadyL
We are staying in Lancaster and when I let my dog out the water was up to her knees in places. Visited my daughter in Powell today and the yard is looking like a lake.

Posted by: Megthered at May 20, 2020 12:17 AM (fcpQZ)

504 476
President Trump should respond to a tweet about it with a comment

saying, "I thought I saw a pussy cat! I did! I did see a pussy cat!"
-------------------------

Oh that's good.


Posted by: ... at May 20, 2020 12:01 AM (li+1I)

I thought I saw a pussy grab. I did! I did!

That would just about end the use of "President Tweety."

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 20, 2020 12:18 AM (KnJdm)

505 I love it so much I have no other words...

Posted by: Ladyl at May 20, 2020 12:16 AM (TdMsT)

:} hello ladyl.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at May 20, 2020 12:18 AM (XEfKE)

506 Posted by: Megthered at May 20, 2020 12:17 AM (fcpQZ)

but if you swim in said lake?

They'll arrest you, no doubt.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 20, 2020 12:18 AM (NgKpN)

507 We are staying in Lancaster and when I let my dog out the water was up to her knees in places. Visited my daughter in Powell today and the yard is looking like a lake.
Posted by: Megthered at May 20, 2020 12:17 AM (fcpQZ)

Why doesn't Whitler just dive to the bottom of Lake Michigan and pull the plug out?

Posted by: Noah at May 20, 2020 12:18 AM (LZcDP)

508 If it's legal, it sucks.

Posted by: navybrat, at large at May 20, 2020 12:18 AM (w7KSn)

509 MacArthur came ashore in the Philippines
(Macarthur introduced sheep to Australia)
McArthur is a town in California

Posted by: Kindltot at May 20, 2020 12:01 AM (WyVLE)


MacArthur is a Memorial in Norfolk, VA.

Funny how a West Pointer and Medal of Honor winner is buried in a Squid Town. Granted he's buried underneath a rotunda like Napoleon but still, Squid Town.

Posted by: RickZ at May 20, 2020 12:18 AM (Y8PSl)

510 To borrow a line from Steve Pastis, earlier this month:

How do you know when you're old?

When someone announces your death and no one says "How the hell did THAT happen?"

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 20, 2020 12:19 AM (V2Yro)

511 503 LadyL
We are staying in Lancaster and when I let my dog out the water was up to her knees in places. Visited my daughter in Powell today and the yard is looking like a lake.
Posted by: Megthered at May 20, 2020 12:17 AM (fcpQZ)


We haven't had flooding like this since I was a kid (a few, ahem, years ago).

Posted by: Ladyl at May 20, 2020 12:19 AM (TdMsT)

512 504 476
President Trump should respond to a tweet about it with a comment

saying, "I thought I saw a pussy cat! I did! I did see a pussy cat!"
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Oh that's good.


Posted by: ... at May 20, 2020 12:01 AM (li+1I)

I thought I saw a pussy grab. I did! I did!

That would just about end the use of "President Tweety."
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 20, 2020 12:18 AM (KnJdm)

I will note, Tweety ALWAYS won.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 20, 2020 12:19 AM (NgKpN)

513 Romeo13, no doubt in my mind

Posted by: Megthered at May 20, 2020 12:20 AM (fcpQZ)

514 > What famous person's death upset you the most?

Neil Peart, but not as affected as 9/11 deaths, but those were not necessarily "famous."


Breitbart passed before I was fully awakened politically, and so I did not know of him as I now wish.


Semi-famous? A youtuber that went by MegaWoodswalker passed this January. He was a good guy, conservative, outdoorsy, big in the bushcraft community. IIRC, he was 50 and died without warning, I believe of a heart attack. I watched so many of his videos, and many I've watched multiple times.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 20, 2020 12:20 AM (KnJdm)

515

Had the planned invasion of Japan occured (thank God for nukes), MacArthur would've been elevated to a proposed 6-star rank. The idea was to make it clear he was in charge.

There is an existing rank above 5-star. Only two men hold the Army version, and one the Navy version. Can you name them?

Posted by: Judge Publius, 69th Circuit of the Ficus at May 20, 2020 12:21 AM (rCwaK)

516 @512 I will note, Tweety ALWAYS won.

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Exactly.

Linking Trump to that particular cartoon character is a *really* stupid idea. He always wins, and his primary antagonist is pretty much treated purely for laughs. Characters like Elmer Fudd and Yosemite Sam had their moments when they had to be taken seriously. Sylvester never had that much dignity.

Posted by: junior at May 20, 2020 12:21 AM (/sKj3)

517 What famous person's death upset you the most?"

The crew of the Challenger.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 20, 2020 12:22 AM (V2Yro)

518 > MacArthur is a Memorial in Norfolk, VA.

MacArthur was that guy who played Danno, who always got stuck booking the suspect.

Except, occasionally, when Danno didn't have to book the suspect because he was dead.



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 20, 2020 12:22 AM (mNq/0)

519 @515 There is an existing rank above 5-star. Only two men hold the Army version, and one the Navy version. Can you name them?

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Pershing is one. If all of the previous American flag officers were to come back to life, there's an act of Congress that would make Pershing the highest ranking officer of them all.


I can't think of any others.

Posted by: junior at May 20, 2020 12:23 AM (/sKj3)

520 Linking Trump to that particular cartoon character is a *really* stupid idea. He always wins, and his primary antagonist is pretty much treated purely for laughs. Characters like Elmer Fudd and Yosemite Sam had their moments when they had to be taken seriously. Sylvester never had that much dignity.
Posted by: junior at May 20, 2020 12:21 AM (/sKj3)

We need a Biden picture, with the caption

Sufferin Succotash!

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 20, 2020 12:23 AM (NgKpN)

521
Poor Danno was always in the shadow of Jack Lord's hair. Which was absolutely fabulous, I must say.

Posted by: Judge Publius, 69th Circuit of the Ficus at May 20, 2020 12:24 AM (rCwaK)

522 > Pershing is one.

Isn't the other one George Washington?

For the admiral, I dunno. Nimitz or Halsey, I'd guess, but that's all it is, a guess.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 20, 2020 12:24 AM (mNq/0)

523 Remember the Sylvester/Tweety WB cartoon where Tweety had convinced Sylvester he had died, taped some wings and a helium balloon to his back, and sent him on his way to Heaven?

Was a little poignant actually...

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 20, 2020 12:25 AM (L2ZTs)

524 "What famous person's death upset you the most? "

Jon-Erik Hexum, who played for Michigan State and acted in a couple TV series in the '80s. He accidentally killed himself with a blank. He was handsome and awfully young compared to John Wayne, who died several years earlier.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at May 20, 2020 12:25 AM (/+bwe)

525

I think Trump would look good in a MacArthur get-up. Shades, corn cob pipe, and that folded down cap with the big ass eagle.

Posted by: Judge Publius, 69th Circuit of the Ficus at May 20, 2020 12:25 AM (rCwaK)

526 Judge Publius, 69th Circuit of the Ficus

Washington was elevated after his death. In the XX Century, IIANM.

Dewey was the other one, for the Navy. What do I win?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 20, 2020 12:26 AM (u82oZ)

527 ..You shoulda built them people an Ark, or something.

Never too late.

Posted by: Miklos, who might need an Ark at May 20, 2020 12:03 AM (QzkSJ)



I will board all the 'ettes, two by two. And charge Champagne Room fees to such Morons as wish to sail.

But with a reasonable discount to such Morons as climb the gangplank with suitable armaments and munitions.

This will not be a defenseless Ark.

I shall forbid any National Review types to board, at all.

This cruise is gonna be lit!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 20, 2020 12:26 AM (QzJWU)

528 Cartoon Tweety used to be a popular tattoo in the criminal world because he never gets caught.

Posted by: yop at May 20, 2020 12:26 AM (nqhkI)

529 515

Had the planned invasion of Japan occured (thank God for nukes), MacArthur would've been elevated to a proposed 6-star rank. The idea was to make it clear he was in charge.

There is an existing rank above 5-star. Only two men hold the Army version, and one the Navy version. Can you name them?
Posted by: Judge Publius, 69th Circuit of the Ficus at May 20, 2020 12:21 AM (rCwaK)

***

I thought George Washington was the only one to hold that rank - but it sounds like I am about to get some "schoolin'" on this smart military blog(TM)

Posted by: Publius Redux at May 20, 2020 12:27 AM (Vc8Nm)

530 I was right about Washington.

My guess of Nimitz or Halsey was wrong.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 20, 2020 12:27 AM (mNq/0)

531 MacArthur wasn't universally beloved.
He did break up that nasty Bonus Army.
Other than that, an incredible record of service, imho

Posted by: navybrat, at large at May 20, 2020 12:28 AM (w7KSn)

532 Was a little poignant actually...
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 20, 2020 12:25 AM (L2ZTs)

the Loony Tunes cartoon the made me tear up was the one with the big old grumpy bull dog and the tiny kitty. the Kitty was a nuisance, and some things happened, and at one point the dog thought that the kitty had been thrown in the oven.

The facial expressions were powerful, and I actually welled up. Of course the kitty was fine, but holy, crap, that's good cartoon animation there.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Easily Distracted at May 20, 2020 12:28 AM (x8Wzq)

533 Rodrigo Borgia

4 Five star admirals in order of seniority:

Leahy (FDR COS of the military, quite underrated, but very influential), King, Nimitz, Halsey.

The Navy fought hard for Spruance, but failed. He did get a special pay deal from Congress, so he was OK. He was the pay equivalent of a 5 star.

This is from memory. I could be wrng.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 20, 2020 12:29 AM (u82oZ)

534 @532 The facial expressions were powerful, and I actually welled up. Of course the kitty was fine, but holy, crap, that's good cartoon animation there.

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I don't like a lot of the new animated stuff because of the crappy animation. Warner Brothers and Disney had some really good quality stuff decades ago. And then I look at the non-3D stuff these days, and wonder, "What is this crap?"

Posted by: junior at May 20, 2020 12:32 AM (/sKj3)

535 @520 We need a Biden picture, with the caption



Sufferin Succotash!
-------
Sufferin' Suckafinger!

Posted by: Pennsyltucky at May 20, 2020 12:33 AM (+3rQF)

536 I shall forbid any National Review types to board, at all.

This cruise is gonna be lit!



Fine.

I don't own a pair of Sperry Topsiders anyhow.

Posted by: Miklos, training on the Oerlikon, hoping for promotion to the Bofors at May 20, 2020 12:33 AM (QzkSJ)

537

The Army rank is called "General of the Armies", the highest rank, although there exists no insignia for it.

The Naval version is called "Admiral of the Navy".

Note the difference, one is plural, the navy is singular.

Pershing is indeed one who holds the GofAs rank. George Washington is the other. George Dewey is the only one to hold the Naval rank.

Washington never wore more than 3-stars. In 1976, as part of the bicentennial celebrations, Washington was posthumously promoted to the rank.

It just wasn't right that other men were higher ranked than George Washington.

The law states that no person will ever outank Washington. So, in the future, if any higher rank is created, Washington will immediately be promoted to it.

Posted by: Judge Publius, 69th Circuit of the Ficus at May 20, 2020 12:33 AM (rCwaK)

538 Particle Man

https://tinyurl.com/nuokfeu

Enjoy, all you 29-year-olds!

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Get the Flu Manchu Blues at the Outrage Outlet! at May 20, 2020 12:34 AM (0QYMt)

539 LOL: the CA Supreme's have told AG Bracero that he has to defend Newsom's plan.

apparently he's planning on funding it through NGOs, and they get to keep 40% of the funds to pay for "administration"...

what a Fing crook he is.

https://www.redstate.com/jenvanlaar
/2020/04/25/newsoms
-75m-giveaway-to-illegals-challenged-by-legal-immigrants/

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 20, 2020 12:34 AM (i6uJ1)

540 navybrat, at large

Except for that first day of WWII. And the next month, when he did not supply Bataan like the War Plans called for. And for the Chinese counter-attacks in Korea. And ...

He was great in two areas. Proconsul of Japan and in Inchon. The rest of his career he was good - very poor.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 20, 2020 12:34 AM (u82oZ)

541 Cartoon Tweety used to be a popular tattoo in the criminal world because he never gets caught.

*beep beep*

Posted by: The Roadrunner at May 20, 2020 12:35 AM (kOpft)

542 534
@532 The facial expressions were powerful, and I actually welled up. Of
course the kitty was fine, but holy, crap, that's good cartoon animation
there.



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



I don't like a lot of the new animated stuff because of the crappy
animation. Warner Brothers and Disney had some really good quality
stuff decades ago. And then I look at the non-3D stuff these days, and
wonder, "What is this crap?"



Posted by: junior at May 20, 2020 12:32 AM (/sKj3)

I watch some new Scooby-Doo a while back, while kids were watching it. I shut that shit off. Daphne in belly shirt, obviously braless, full pendulous breast. WTF? This is a kids show, not kiddy fap material. They even had Velma tarted up, IIRC.
Fucking talentless perverts.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 20, 2020 12:35 AM (KnJdm)

543 I don't own a pair of Sperry Topsiders anyhow.
Posted by: Miklos,
-------

Looks down at shoes.

Uh...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 20, 2020 12:36 AM (pK7cg)

544 Eisenhower was made Supreme Commander in Europe, not out of proven combat prowess, but because he was the Genius Savant of large scale logistics.

MacArthur was a Strategic/Tactical military planning Genius.

But who was his Logistics power behind the throne?

The Navy gets (deservedly) the Lion's Share of the credit in the Pacific.

But the Army stepped in after many of the beachheads, and did a HUGE amount of the Heavy Lifting.

And fighting. And dying.

Was MacArthur's logistical 2nd, more Navy or more Army?


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 20, 2020 12:36 AM (QzJWU)

545 I thought all Blue city police chiefs are six-stars, no?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 20, 2020 12:36 AM (pK7cg)

546 the Loony Tunes cartoon the made me tear up was the one with the big old grumpy bull dog and the tiny kitty. the Kitty was a nuisance, and some things happened, and at one point the dog thought that the kitty had been thrown in the oven.

The facial expressions were powerful, and I actually welled up. Of course the kitty was fine, but holy, crap, that's good cartoon animation there.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Easily Distracted at May 20, 2020 12:28 AM (x8Wzq)

I loved that one. I also loved those cartoons in general because the animators clearly knew a thing about silent film actors conveying expressions.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at May 20, 2020 12:36 AM (/+bwe)

547 538
Particle Man



https://tinyurl.com/nuokfeu



Enjoy, all you 29-year-olds!

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Get the Flu Manchu Blues at the Outrage Outlet! at May 20, 2020 12:34 AM (0QYMt)

Also TMBG-ish

The Mariner's Revenge Song

https://youtu.be/iPAr7kL-mmg

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 20, 2020 12:38 AM (KnJdm)

548 I don't own a pair of Sperry Topsiders anyhow.
Posted by: Miklos,
-------

Looks down at shoes.

Uh...
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.
------------

I'm all shoes, and no boat.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 20, 2020 12:39 AM (X22L5)

549 Truman should've let MacArthur drive all the way to Beijing.

Just like he should've let Patton and Eisenhower drive all the way to Moscow in WWII.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 20, 2020 12:39 AM (mNq/0)

550 But with a reasonable discount to such Morons as climb the gangplank with suitable armaments and munitions.



This cruise is gonna be lit!





Jim

Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX



Posted by: Jim at May 20, 2020 12:26 AM (QzJWU)
---
if Resident 3vil and i show up with the collection, you're gonna need a bigger Ark...

just sayin'



Posted by: redc1c4 at May 20, 2020 12:39 AM (i6uJ1)

551 @537 Pershing is indeed one who holds the GofAs rank. George Washington is the other. George Dewey is the only one to hold the Naval rank.

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

Note that both Pershing and Dewey served at around the same time. I'm guessing that there's a connection between that, and their particularly high ranks.

Glad to hear that the bicentennial celebration saw Washington promoted to top general. I always thought it absurd that Congress gave Pershing that honor. His big claim to fame was leading the army in World War I. Even if you discount World War 2 (which came later), Pershing's leadership never really seemed like that big of a deal since the US wasn't in WWI for very long.

Posted by: junior at May 20, 2020 12:39 AM (/sKj3)

552 458 Here's a good if slightly morbid topic:

What famous person's death upset you the most?

Generally these things don't faze me but when John Ritter died I was depressed for days.


Posted by: ... at May 19, 2020 11:55 PM (li+1I)

***

Phil Hartman's death really got to me.

But for deaths that truly affected me, personally, famous or no, those lost on 9/11 - including some personal friends) cut me through my soul. To this day my heart still aches when I think on that, and what I witnessed, that day.

Posted by: Publius Redux at May 20, 2020 12:40 AM (Vc8Nm)

553 Word came down today, company I'm employed by right now is all WFH until Oct 1.

Also, went to the park today with the emotional five year old to fly his new kite. Kid had a blast.

Posted by: Blanco Basura -It's OK, I'm with the banned at May 20, 2020 12:40 AM (xkSJa)

554
Keith Moon: DEAD
John Entwhistle: DEAD
Pete Townshend: kiddie porn
Roger Daltrey: Washed-up has-been

Posted by: The Who at May 20, 2020 12:40 AM (ejsiI)

555 MacArthur wasn't universally beloved.
He did break up that nasty Bonus Army.
Other than that, an incredible record of service, imho

Posted by: navybrat, at large at May 20, 2020 12:28 AM (w7KSn)


My Mom lived I Norfolk and whenever someone mentioned MacArthur or his Memorial, she always (and I mean always) referred to him as 'Dugout Doug'.

Yes, MacArthur was not universally beloved. Not just for the 'routing' of the Bonus Army but bugging out from the Philippines in early '42 (even though he was following a Presidential order). The story my Mom told was MacArthur, when leaving the Philippines by PT boat, instead of taking more people, took household goods. Whether true or not, that's why she was pissed at MacArthur; she turned 20-years-old in '42 and married in July, but I don't know from where she got that 'took household goods when evacuated by PT boat' story.

Posted by: RickZ at May 20, 2020 12:41 AM (Y8PSl)

556 The law states that no person will ever outank Washington. So, in the future, if any higher rank is created, Washington will immediately be promoted to it.
Posted by: Judge Publius, 69th Circuit of the Ficus at May 20, 2020 12:33 AM (rCwaK)

So it will be Galactic General of the Space Forces Washington?

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at May 20, 2020 12:42 AM (Wm5SB)

557 @544 Eisenhower was made Supreme Commander in Europe, not out of proven combat prowess, but because he was the Genius Savant of large scale logistics.

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

And also because he was diplomatic enough to deal with the various egos among the flag officers serving under him.

Posted by: junior at May 20, 2020 12:42 AM (/sKj3)

558 552 458 Here's a good if slightly morbid topic:

What famous person's death upset you the most?

Most recently? Prof. Neil Peart, the world-famous Canadian poet and percussionist.

Posted by: The Who at May 20, 2020 12:42 AM (ejsiI)

559
I find it curious they chose to word it as no man can outrank Washington, rather than Washington shall outrank all others. I would've gone with the latter.

As it is, anyone can be equal in rank to Washington.

But I guess that would require the creation of an N +1 rank for Washington.

Posted by: Judge Publius, 69th Circuit of the Ficus at May 20, 2020 12:42 AM (rCwaK)

560 ..if Resident 3vil and i show up with the collection, you're gonna need a bigger Ark...

just sayin'

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 20, 2020 12:39 AM (i6uJ1)



Your ammo locker is not a concern. Fuel bunkers displace more weight.

But do please consult with the Quartermaster as regards your ammo pallets?

Ballast is to be secured as low in the hull as is possible, and loaded first.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 20, 2020 12:43 AM (QzJWU)

561 Oh yes, Phil Hartman. Especially given the circumstances.

And John Ritter, too.

Both were super nice guys, by all accounts.

Oh. Not a country music fan, but Chris Ledoux. Another really nice guy cut down in his prime.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Easily Distracted at May 20, 2020 12:44 AM (x8Wzq)

562 I'm all shoes, and no boat.
Posted by: Mike Hammer


But your performance as Paul Robeson in your high school's production of "Showboat" makes it all good.

Posted by: Miklosov, Showblyat at May 20, 2020 12:44 AM (QzkSJ)

563
The facial expressions were powerful,
and I actually welled up. Of course the kitty was fine, but holy,
crap, that's good cartoon animation there.


Posted by: Pug Mahon, Easily Distracted at May 20, 2020 12:28 AM
(x8Wzq)










Feed the Kitty:



https://youtu.be/X0zTpPqaNeg



Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at May 20, 2020 12:44 AM (ufFY8)

564 > As it is, anyone can be equal in rank to Washington.


But he will have seniority, so de facto still outranking them.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 20, 2020 12:44 AM (mNq/0)

565 George Dewey is the only one to hold the Naval rank.
------

“You may fire when you are ready, Gridley,”

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 20, 2020 12:44 AM (bPH26)

566
I will agree that Pershing is not above the WWII guys, but the General of the Armies rank was created before then, and it would be pretty assholeish to try to demote Pershing somehow, so let it stand.

Posted by: Judge Publius, 69th Circuit of the Ficus at May 20, 2020 12:44 AM (rCwaK)

567 Of course the 9/11 deaths upset me, but on a one-on-one level, I was upset when Charles Schulz died.

I always dreamt of getting to meet him, and still with I had made the drive up to Santa Rosa to do so.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 20, 2020 12:44 AM (L2ZTs)

568 Jim

MacArthur was Army all the way. IN WWII from Australia, he overshadowed is staff, and did not use Intel well. His COS was OK. But he wanted not peers to threaten him.

He had VADM Kinkaid run his fleet. Do not know who his S-4 was. He had a lower priority for supplies, which was an issue in New Guinea.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 20, 2020 12:45 AM (u82oZ)

569 123 Lulz. My daughter.

School assignment from teacher: How will COVID be remembered in history books? .........

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 19, 2020 10:22 PM (zAjYk)

Your daughter sounds like a gem! Suggest she read the first hundred pages or so of the book "Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" written by Charles Mackay in 1600s. He writes of Salem witch hunts, Tulip Bulb mania, and stock bubbles. It's still in print - it's that good!

Covid 19 will fit right in.

Suggest bitcoin guy get a copy and read it too.

Posted by: Anonymous Guy in Ca at May 20, 2020 12:45 AM (FnwlK)

570 Neil Peart.

Sigh.

I need to head off to bed.

'Night, Horde.

Don't go and die while I'm out, you guys.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Easily Distracted at May 20, 2020 12:46 AM (x8Wzq)

571

Congratulate me, I survived my birthday. In fact it was such fun we're going to do it again next year.

But the real fun comes tomorrow, I get to be tested for covid19 at a mobile station with the short swab. When the results come back then it's an appointment for a blood draw and a test for antibodies.

I'm willing to bet a fair amount there are antibodies present, I think wife and I had our bout in December.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 20, 2020 12:46 AM (KATBx)

572 Oh yes, Phil Hartman. Especially given the circumstances.



"Don't marry no crazy Bitch!"

Always gets laffs up here.

Michael Jordan's dad laughs kinda funny, though.

Posted by: Phil Hartman, permanently emeritus at May 20, 2020 12:47 AM (QzkSJ)

573 85 NFL CONSIDERS OFFERING INCENTIVES TO DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE

Wait. What? They want major league sports to be a fair representation of our countries' racial make up? That's going to ruin the quality of football, and let's face it. We may as well shut down the MBA.
Posted by: nerdygirl at May 19, 2020 10:12 PM (+lVUW)

Welcome to America.

This is the same country that can't be grateful that it produces some STEM types as bad as our public education is. No, no. Many Americans are VERY, VERY upset that not enough girls go into STEM fields, and that's all that matters.

Posted by: The Who at May 20, 2020 12:48 AM (ejsiI)

574 "What famous person's death upset you the most? "

Brandon Lee ...

a "What might have been kind of thing ..."

Posted by: Adriane the Earl of Hamburger Critic ... at May 20, 2020 12:49 AM (LPnfS)

575 > As it is, anyone can be equal in rank to Washington.
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Have you seen me in my Dress Blues? Pretty damned impressive, eh?

Posted by: Colonel Vindman at May 20, 2020 12:49 AM (mLizQ)

576 NaCly, weird, was just reading (in last day or so) - somewhere - about Mac using intel well. Doesn't seem like something from book I'm now reading, on Magic and how it affected Marshall, but could be. Hmmm.

His Air Corps guy did cancel the last missions of the war, while the Marianas command did not, thus the ultra-long distance raid on the refinery at Akita the night of the 14th, when the coup attempt was going down in Tokyo.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 20, 2020 12:50 AM (El6T/)

577 @566 I will agree that Pershing is not above the WWII guys, but the General of the Armies rank was created before then, and it would be pretty assholeish to try to demote Pershing somehow, so let it stand.

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

My thinking is that the guys in the Civil War were far more impressive than Pershing. They led campaigns for longer, under more trying circumstances, and with similar numbers of men under arms (roughly 2 million both in the Union Army, and overseas in the AEF).

Posted by: junior at May 20, 2020 12:50 AM (/sKj3)

578 “You may fire when you are ready, Gridley,”
Posted by: Mike Hammer


I have thought the Trump's spokesman Hogan Girdley was almost perfectly named.

But nice that the ladies have the firing lanyard these days.

Posted by: Miklos, POV at May 20, 2020 12:50 AM (QzkSJ)

579 Here Flounder:

https://tinyurl.com/y68lwdh8


Some more Belly of the Whale

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Get the Flu Manchu Blues at the Outrage Outlet! at May 20, 2020 12:51 AM (0QYMt)

580 567 Of course the 9/11 deaths upset me, but on a one-on-one level, I was upset when Charles Schulz died.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 20, 2020 12:44 AM (L2ZTs)

Concur! The world has not been the same.

Posted by: Anonymous Guy in Ca at May 20, 2020 12:51 AM (FnwlK)

581 Abe Vigoda

Posted by: Colonel Vindman at May 20, 2020 12:51 AM (mLizQ)

582 junior

Pershing did a lot, but never more than when he ket most the the US Army from being split up to serve among the Brit and French forces. He did very well there.

Part of his issue was his armies (1st and later 2nd Army) could not be outfitted with the US industrial output of the day, so he had to rely on the French, and partially on the Brits.

His 1918-19 Strategy was better than the French Commanding General's one. But he was told to follow orders.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 20, 2020 12:52 AM (u82oZ)

583 ..MacArthur was Army all the way. IN WWII from Australia, he overshadowed is staff, and did not use Intel well. His COS was OK. But he wanted not peers to threaten him.

He had VADM Kinkaid run his fleet. Do not know who his S-4 was. He had a lower priority for supplies, which was an issue in New Guinea.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 20, 2020 12:45 AM (u82oZ)



I'm thankful that Truman made the WRONG decision, and didn't let MacArthur press Northward, then.

The right thing to do, and the wrong General to lead it.

Think: Custer.

Finest blend of Logistics, Strategy and Tactics in the modern era?

Gulf War I, under Schwarzkopf.

Powell and Bush, thwarted what would have been a One and Done victory.

Damn them ever to hell for that, and we have only to look at the world after their powers to see the result.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


Posted by: Jim at May 20, 2020 12:52 AM (QzJWU)

584 "What famous person's death upset you the most? "

Mostly the ones that are overdue for happening.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 20, 2020 12:52 AM (LZcDP)

585 Your Las Vegas endeavor will always be epic!
Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 19, 2020 11:36

We did have fun, didn't we? The Harry Reid Room! We never did find where he buried the kids.

I'd love to do it again...or make it to a meet up in CO. Alas, it all seems be postponed.

Posted by: Farmer at May 20, 2020 12:52 AM (NdOIs)

586 Brandon Lee ...

a "What might have been kind of thing ..."
Posted by: Adriane the Earl of Hamburger Critic ... at May 20, 2020 12:49 AM (LPnfS)

That was a shock and news of this was slid under the door.

I went to school the next day and told friends of mine about it and I was immediately attacked for such an insolent thing to say. But over the the next few days, they realized I was telling the truth.

Posted by: The Who at May 20, 2020 12:53 AM (ejsiI)

587 Many Americans are VERY, VERY upset that not enough girls go into STEM fields, and that's all that matters.
Posted by: The Who


AND WOMYN'S SOCCER

Posted by: Multipurpose Karen at May 20, 2020 12:53 AM (QzkSJ)

588 Some more Belly of the Whale

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Get the Flu Manchu Blues at the Outrage Outlet! at May 20, 2020 12:51 AM (0QYMt)

Thanks. I don't think this is for me.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 20, 2020 12:53 AM (KnJdm)

589 @576 NaCly, weird, was just reading (in last day or so) - somewhere - about Mac using intel well. Doesn't seem like something from book I'm now reading, on Magic and how it affected Marshall, but could be. Hmmm.

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I don't know about later in the war. But iirc, he was warned beforehand that the Japanese were likely going to hit the Philippines, but still got caught completely flat-footed when the Japanese actually attacked.

Posted by: junior at May 20, 2020 12:53 AM (/sKj3)

590 Oops. / fat, pretentious, disloyal O-5 sock

Posted by: Colonel Vindman at May 20, 2020 12:54 AM (mLizQ)

591 Oops. / fat, pretentious, disloyal O-5 sock
Posted by: Colonel Vindman
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Sticky sock...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 20, 2020 12:55 AM (mLizQ)

592 580 567 Of course the 9/11 deaths upset me, but on a one-on-one level, I was upset when Charles Schulz died.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 20, 2020 12:44 AM (L2ZTs)

Concur! The world has not been the same.
Posted by: Anonymous Guy in Ca at May 20, 2020 12:51 AM (FnwlK)

...but you knew he was gone as soon as he decided to retire. It's not a coincidence to me that Mr. Schulz died on the day his last comic strip went out.

Posted by: The Who at May 20, 2020 12:55 AM (ejsiI)

593 >> So it will be Galactic General of the Space Forces Washington?

If such a rank is ever created, Washington holds it, so it might well be.

Washington is "First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen" as the saying goes.

He is indeed the sine qua non of the United States.

Posted by: Judge Publius, 69th Circuit of the Ficus at May 20, 2020 12:56 AM (rCwaK)

594 Oops. / fat, pretentious, disloyal O-5 sock
Posted by: Colonel Vindman

da.

That's your brother.

Posted by: Awan and Vindman Brothers Global at May 20, 2020 12:56 AM (QzkSJ)

595 .. "What famous person's death upset you the most? "

Mostly the ones that are overdue for happening.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 20, 2020 12:52 AM (LZcDP)



This man is my Brother.

Let's meet over drinks, leave the cel phones in the desert, and compare lists, shall we?


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 20, 2020 12:57 AM (QzJWU)

596
I don't know about later in the war. But iirc, he was warned beforehand that the Japanese were likely going to hit the Philippines, but still got caught completely flat-footed when the Japanese actually attacked.
Posted by: junior
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IMHO, he dropped the ball badly in the Philippines.

As an aside, I knew a guy who acted as one of his body guards a couple of times.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 20, 2020 12:57 AM (L47aO)

597 544 Eisenhower was made Supreme Commander in Europe, not out of proven combat prowess, but because he was the Genius Savant of large scale logistics.

MacArthur was a Strategic/Tactical military planning Genius.

But who was his Logistics power behind the throne?

The Navy gets (deservedly) the Lion's Share of the credit in the Pacific.

But the Army stepped in after many of the beachheads, and did a HUGE amount of the Heavy Lifting.

And fighting. And dying.

Was MacArthur's logistical 2nd, more Navy or more Army?


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 20, 2020 12:36 AM (QzJWU)

Amateurs talk tactics.
Professionals talk logistics.

Posted by: The Who at May 20, 2020 12:57 AM (ejsiI)

598 junior the failure to do anything about Clark Field, which was hit after we were aware Japan was now at war with us, was the real kicker there I think. Not that it would have made that much difference in the short-term outcome.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 20, 2020 12:58 AM (El6T/)

599 The second most I was affected by a death outside my fathers was when Airey Neave died. I had just finished his book Saturday at MI9, about setting up allied escape organizations in occupied Europe. He was assassinated by the IRA the same day I finished his book. He was famous in the UK. Very sad.

Neptunus Lex, the great warrior poet, naval aviator, and blogger, crashing and dying was the biggest personal impact outside of my Dad. I was his surface Navy guy on the blog, and that was a fantastic community. Just a little more focused than here.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 20, 2020 12:58 AM (u82oZ)

600 "What famous person's death upset you the most? "

Mostly the ones that are overdue for happening.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
---------

The politician's corpse was laid in rich repose
And while all of his acquaintance sneered and slanged
I wept
For I had longed to see him hanged

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 20, 2020 12:58 AM (L47aO)

601 "For I had longed to see him hanged"
That's harsh, man...

Posted by: navybrat, at large at May 20, 2020 01:00 AM (w7KSn)

602 "What famous person's death upset you the most? "

Mostly the ones that are overdue for happening.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 20, 2020 12:52

I think it was Lucille Ball. For some odd reason. Her shows were always fun when I was young, and her death hit me hard. Passing of an age kinda thing.

Posted by: Farmer at May 20, 2020 01:00 AM (NdOIs)

603 > He is indeed the sine qua non of the United States.

We are most unlikely to see his caliber again.

That's why I'm not eager for Civil War II. The odds of getting another Washington are pretty slim.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 20, 2020 01:01 AM (mNq/0)

604 577 @566 I will agree that Pershing is not above the WWII guys, but the General of the Armies rank was created before then, and it would be pretty assholeish to try to demote Pershing somehow, so let it stand.

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My thinking is that the guys in the Civil War were far more impressive than Pershing. They led campaigns for longer, under more trying circumstances, and with similar numbers of men under arms (roughly 2 million both in the Union Army, and overseas in the AEF).
Posted by: junior at May 20, 2020 12:50 AM (/sKj3)

WWI was the first time since the Revolutionary War that US Armies would have to coordinate with other armies on a real army-level scale. That the US Army Commander in Europe might need a rank equal to his allies (and not just one of those "depending on date of commission" ranks) shouldn't be a surprise.

It wasn't until WWII that we adopted the five-star rank. We haven't needed it since and God please we never do.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Get the Flu Manchu Blues at the Outrage Outlet! at May 20, 2020 01:01 AM (0QYMt)

605 Amateurs talk tactics.
Professionals talk logistics.
Posted by: The Who


Real amateurs talks about professionals talking about the logistics of professional amateurs.

Posted by: John "Miklos" Brennan, amateurish professional CNN Person at May 20, 2020 01:01 AM (QzkSJ)

606 Neptunus Lex, the great warrior poet, naval aviator, and blogger, crashing and dying was the biggest personal impact outside of my Dad. I was his surface Navy guy on the blog, and that was a fantastic community. Just a little more focused than here.

It was a sad day.

That man could write! ... among other things ...

Posted by: Adriane the Earl of Hamburger Critic ... at May 20, 2020 01:02 AM (LPnfS)

607
The fact that our current capital city is named after him is an insult to Washington. That den of vipers and thieves is high dishonor to his name.

It should be burned to the ground and a new one built to hold Washington's name. The stain on the current one is too great.

Posted by: Judge Publius, 69th Circuit of the Ficus at May 20, 2020 01:03 AM (rCwaK)

608 It wasn't until WWII that we adopted the five-star rank. We haven't needed it since and God please we never do.
Posted by: Mikey NTH


With Six Stars you get egg roll.

Posted by: The Peoples Liberation Army, Navy, and Air Force at May 20, 2020 01:03 AM (QzkSJ)

609 He was famous only in circles that count to me.

But his loss was an earthquake in our world.


https://tinyurl.com/y5kxcy6l


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


p.s. I started that post, sober. By time I posted it to the 'net, I was as drunk as I've ever been.

You will please to forgive the typos and errors contained therein?

Thank. You.

Posted by: Jim at May 20, 2020 01:04 AM (QzJWU)

610 rhomboid

The Brits were the ones that supplied him with Ultra and he got Australian local intel , but he got US Magic and other intel from Nimitz. IIANM.

He showed he was ham-handed in the Philippines, being surprises more than once, and failing to supply Bataan.

He misused the Aussies, and he would constantly misuses OOB info. What he would do is say that there was only "Mopping-up" in an OP Area, when substantial enemy forces remained.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 20, 2020 01:05 AM (u82oZ)

611

I remember reading something about how Congress was always stingy in the old days about creating admirals. They didn't want these puffed up characters running around calling themselves admirals.

So, we had Navy captains doing the job of admirals, but the foreign navies didn't give them respect they deserved or something. It was a sore point.

Posted by: Judge Publius, 69th Circuit of the Ficus at May 20, 2020 01:05 AM (rCwaK)

612 Well, made some serious progress on the Poor Wretched Panhard today. Got the instrument cluster shoved into its rightful position in the steering column pod this morning. And "shove" is the right word. It simply must be pushed in past 3 spring clips that retain it, until it latches in place. It was a struggle.

Now it's all wired in, too, and such wiring as can be tested has been tested. Fuel gauge seems to work; pointer indicates half a tank. If I add more fuel, and the gauge goes down, I have the sending unit wires reversed, which is fixed in 2 minutes at the terminal strip.

Turn signals, and the telltales for them, work. Horns work. Cluster illuminating lamp works. Hi beam telltale works. Tail lights work. Turn the ignition key to "crank", and the starter solenoid clicks, which is all it can do without the car's battery in place (testing with an aux. battery).

Still have more wires to run, but the biggest bundles are all done.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 20, 2020 01:06 AM (LZcDP)

613 I wept
For I had longed to see him hanged
Posted by: Mike Hammer

Got some Celt in the woodpile?

Posted by: Miklos, of the Ancient and Honourable Clan McMolnar at May 20, 2020 01:06 AM (QzkSJ)

614 Here's a related trivia question:

Four American officers have been entitled to wear a medal with their own image on it.

Two of them were Dewey and Pershing, already mentioned.

Who were the other two?

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 20, 2020 01:07 AM (mNq/0)

615 The Who, true.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 20, 2020 01:07 AM (L2ZTs)

616 Posted by: Jim at May 20, 2020 01:04 AM (QzJWU)

I did not know of him. He sounds like quite the guy. My condolences for your loss.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 20, 2020 01:07 AM (KnJdm)

617 What he would do is say that there was only "Mopping-up" in an OP Area, when substantial enemy forces remained.
Posted by: NaCly Dog

Every marine or GI in the New Guinea Campaign would agree, in saltier language.

Posted by: Miklos, or so he is informed at May 20, 2020 01:08 AM (QzkSJ)

618 "Amateurs talk tactics.
Professionals talk logistics."

Eisenhower could keep everybody fighting the Germans rather than their traditional foes - the navy/army/British/French/etc.

This ability to keep everyone fighting the distant foe rather than a traditional foe makes Eisenhower a military genius and the founder of the first school of business and imperial management since the fall of Rome.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Get the Flu Manchu Blues at the Outrage Outlet! at May 20, 2020 01:09 AM (0QYMt)

619 603 > He is indeed the sine qua non of the United States.

We are most unlikely to see his caliber again.

That's why I'm not eager for Civil War II. The odds of getting another Washington are pretty slim.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 20, 2020 01:01 AM (mNq/0)

At this moment in time, I'd settle for another Sulla. But we could never have another Washington, because we no longer have a people worthy of a Washington.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 20, 2020 01:10 AM (V2Yro)

620 So, we had Navy captains doing the job of admirals, but the foreign navies didn't give them respect they deserved or something. It was a sore point.
Posted by: Judge Publius

Also, Ambassadors far away were theoretically superior to the naval commanders.

Slow communications and prickly personalities.

Posted by: Miklos, thinking Shores of Tripoli at May 20, 2020 01:10 AM (QzkSJ)

621 Well that's interesting...

Tom Petty's song Don't Come Around Here No More was originally written for... Stevie Nicks.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 20, 2020 01:10 AM (L2ZTs)

622 ..
I think it was Lucille Ball. For some odd reason. Her shows were always fun when I was young, and her death hit me hard. Passing of an age kinda thing.

Posted by: Farmer at May 20, 2020 01:00 AM (NdOIs)



You do realized, don't you, that she was an outright Communist?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 20, 2020 01:10 AM (QzJWU)

623 For me it was Ronald Reagan.

And not so much when he eventually passed on June 5, 2004, but his hand written Long Goodbye note concerning his dementia. I knew that he was gone then and that we hast lost a great piece of history.

Posted by: JC. Idaho bot. at May 20, 2020 01:11 AM (377Zs)

624 This ability to keep everyone fighting the distant foe rather than a traditional foe makes Eisenhower a military genius and the founder of the first school of business and imperial management since the fall of Rome.
Posted by: Mikey NTH - Get the Flu Manchu Blues at the Outrage Outlet! at May 20, 2020 01:09 AM (0QYMt)

I would say it made Eisenhower a political genius, and good enough to get by militarily. But that's what was needed at that particular time and place.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 20, 2020 01:11 AM (V2Yro)

625 Yeah the Challenger was rough. I was young but it hit me hard. The country mourned together. That can't happen today. The Left wouldn't allow it. They would have to phony up some left-right debate around it, call out racism, say Trump is "politicizing" it by making a speech, do something to make sure we didn't get too close to one another (emotionally).

Posted by: ... at May 20, 2020 01:12 AM (li+1I)

626 > At this moment in time, I'd settle for another Sulla.

Sulla, Julius, or even Augustus.

We've already had Heliogabalus last time. Probably we'll have Nero and Caligula at some point.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 20, 2020 01:12 AM (mNq/0)

627 Yep I think Ike might have been one of the most perfect picks for a particular command in history. As Mikey notes above, his political/diplomatic skill was equal to the very demanding task of coalition warfare as he experienced it.

Marshall, Nimitz, and Eisenhower in the posts they had was kind of a miracle of perfect personnel in command positions, all for varying reasons.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 20, 2020 01:12 AM (El6T/)

628 R. Lee Ermey was a big loss.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 20, 2020 01:13 AM (KnJdm)

629 At this moment in time, I'd settle for another Sulla. But we could never have another Washington, because we no longer have a people worthy of a Washington.
Posted by: Tom Servo

After Sulla used cavalry to establish control, the Romans abolished their own cavalry.

*thinks FBI, CIA*

Posted by: Miklosius Invictus at May 20, 2020 01:13 AM (QzkSJ)

630 > After Sulla used cavalry to establish control, the Romans abolished their own cavalry.

That Praetorian Guard thing didn't really work out for them in the long term, either.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 20, 2020 01:15 AM (mNq/0)

631 Miklos

So you met Fitzroy Maclean? He is one of my heroes. I routinely pass out my Eastern Approachesbook. Once I had to replace it. The bastard moved on me. He was a great man who could write funny and tellingly of what he did.

Private to Brigadier in one war is always impressive.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 20, 2020 01:15 AM (u82oZ)

632 Posted by: Jim at May 20, 2020 01:04

Jim,
Be well my friend. I've met a few Morons here and you are on the top top of the list as must meet this Moron.

Posted by: Farmer at May 20, 2020 01:15 AM (NdOIs)

633 for... Stevie Nicks.

For her to sing or for her to take the hint?

: -)))

Posted by: Adriane the Earl of Hamburger Critic ... at May 20, 2020 01:16 AM (LPnfS)

634 ..R. Lee Ermey was a big loss.


Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 20, 2020 01:13 AM (KnJdm)



Didn't he say he'd voted for Obama?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 20, 2020 01:16 AM (QzJWU)

635 You do realized, don't you, that she was an outright Communist?



Jim


Not after Desi got hold of her.

Posted by: Miklos, singing Ba-Ba-Lu at the top of his lungs when not drinking rum (already tropical here) at May 20, 2020 01:17 AM (QzkSJ)

636 Eisenhower could keep everybody fighting the Germans rather than their traditional foes - the navy/army/British/French/etc.

This ability to keep everyone fighting the distant foe rather than a traditional foe makes Eisenhower a military genius and the founder of the first school of business and imperial management since the fall of Rome.
Posted by: Mikey NTH - Get the Flu Manchu Blues at the Outrage Outlet! at May 20, 2020 01:09 AM (0QYMt)

A lot of times, what makes leaders like him great is the ability to manage the egos of others. And Gen Eisenhower was around a LOT of egos.

Posted by: The Who at May 20, 2020 01:17 AM (ejsiI)

637 Adriane, David Stewart got the title from Nicks. She was kicking Joe Walsh (her former boyfriend) out of the house. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 20, 2020 01:18 AM (L2ZTs)

638

I was just looking up the General of the Armies rank. Apparently there is now an official rank insignia, which was created by the Heraldry Dept (or whatever the name is) very recently.

Previously, there was no official insignia. They just told Pershing he could create his own. What he did was just wear four gold stars, rather than silver stars.

Anyway, the official insignia is now a 6-star design, with 5 stars in a circle, same as the 5-star rank, with a 6th star in the center.

Posted by: Judge Publius, 69th Circuit of the Ficus at May 20, 2020 01:19 AM (rCwaK)

639 Civil War Generals were quite a mixed bag, makes them rather fun to study. You had some absolute military geniuses mixed in with some of the most disgraceful incompetents who ever commanded men in the field.

I read a biography of Gen'l George Thomas that made a good case that tactically, he was the best General the Federals had, even though he had a reputation for moving too slowly. A big part of his caution was that he was one of the few Generals on either side who actually tried very hard to keep his own casualties down to a minimum. Grant was bold and audacious; Grant would also toss away thousands of lives and say "well it's a shame that didn't work out."

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 20, 2020 01:20 AM (V2Yro)

640 Didn't he say he'd voted for Obama?





Jim

Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX



Posted by: Jim at May 20, 2020 01:16 AM (QzJWU)

First I've heard of it. And, yes, it appears to be true. He was also critical of him, and he was blackball because of his criticisms. Kind of late in life to be mugged by reality. But I give him a pass.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 20, 2020 01:20 AM (KnJdm)

641 ..Not after Desi got hold of her.

Posted by: Miklos, singing Ba-Ba-Lu at the top of his lungs when not drinking rum (already tropical here) at May 20, 2020 01:17 AM (QzkSJ)



Then my heart is made glad.

Not so much for her, as for Desi.

That man was a Prototype Moron, if there ever was one.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 20, 2020 01:20 AM (QzJWU)

642 > Two of them were Dewey and Pershing, already mentioned.

> Who were the other two?

Time for me to head off to bed.

The other two were Rear Admiral Richard Byrd (medal commemorating his Antarctic expedition) and Rear Admiral Richard Sampson (for his naval victories in the Caribbean during the Spanish-American War).

When Dewey wore his Dewey medal, he always wore it reversed, as he was somewhat embarrassed to have a medal with his own image on it.

Good night, all.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 20, 2020 01:21 AM (mNq/0)

643 A lot of times, what makes leaders like him great is the ability to manage the egos of others. And Gen Eisenhower was around a LOT of egos.
Posted by: The Who at May 20, 2020 01:17 AM (ejsiI)

Eisenhower was the Ringo Starr of Allied Command.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 20, 2020 01:21 AM (V2Yro)

644 625 Yeah the Challenger was rough. I was young but it hit me hard. The country mourned together. That can't happen today. The Left wouldn't allow it. They would have to phony up some left-right debate around it, call out racism, say Trump is "politicizing" it by making a speech, do something to make sure we didn't get too close to one another (emotionally).
Posted by: ... at May 20, 2020 01:12 AM (li+1I)

I was in Germany, and had just finished dinner when it happened. So I don't have the same experience of many an American youth of that time in regards to the Challenger explosion.

One thing that always sticks in my mind is that when we went to school the next day, that was all anyone could talk about as we were waiting for the school to open and for the day to begin. Class began, and someone asked my fifth grade teacher at the time about it. Her response? She angrily snapped at the class and demanded we shut up about it.

What little respect I had left for her at that point was gone.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at May 20, 2020 01:21 AM (ejsiI)

645 627 rhomboid

Quite agree. We had a constellation of good leadership, from the top to the bottom in WWII, that balanced out the usual lunkheads that accumulate in peacetime.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 20, 2020 01:23 AM (u82oZ)

646 After watching the Thomas film last night, I think we need somebody like his dad following term two Trump.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at May 20, 2020 01:23 AM (e1mEI)

647 @611 I remember reading something about how Congress was always stingy in the old days about creating admirals. They didn't want these puffed up characters running around calling themselves admirals.

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

The counter-point to that is that we've had eras (for instance, post-Civil War, after the resulting Navy reductions) when we've had too many admirals for the ships in the fleet.

Posted by: junior at May 20, 2020 01:23 AM (/sKj3)

648 > Kind of late in life to be mugged by reality.

My theory there is that he had some personal knowledge about Fuckstain McCain, and voted for Obama as a result of that.



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 20, 2020 01:23 AM (mNq/0)

649 So you met Fitzroy Maclean? He is one of my heroes. I routinely pass out my Eastern Approachesbook.
Posted by: NaCly Dog


Yes, on the island of Korcula, where Tito gave him a house.

At first, I had no idea who he was. When I realized, and could check "Eastern Approaches" I had a better opportunity to drink wine and talk with him.

Never quite got around to pressing him on his experience of being commanding officer of the novelist Evelyn Waugh and Winston's son Randolph Churchill, who cordially hated each other.

He began as a diplomat, and was a diplomat to the end.

I can still point out the scenes of murders and atrocities, because Sir Fitzroy showed me.

Posted by: Miklos, with First Person Accounts at May 20, 2020 01:24 AM (QzkSJ)

650 640 Didn't he say he'd voted for Obama?





Jim

Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX



Posted by: Jim at May 20, 2020 01:16 AM (QzJWU)

First I've heard of it. And, yes, it appears to be true. He was also critical of him, and he was blackball because of his criticisms. Kind of late in life to be mugged by reality. But I give him a pass.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 20, 2020 01:20 AM (KnJdm


In hindsight. it was McCain and Romney.

No real loss.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 20, 2020 01:24 AM (sy5kK)

651 623 For me it was Ronald Reagan.

And not so much when he eventually passed on June 5, 2004, but his hand written Long Goodbye note concerning his dementia. I knew that he was gone then and that we hast lost a great piece of history.
Posted by: JC. Idaho bot. at May 20, 2020 01:11 AM (377Zs)

I remember where I was on November 5, 1994, when it was announced that the letter had gone out and he made his announcement. The living room at home went stone silent as the news broke.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at May 20, 2020 01:27 AM (ejsiI)

652 648
> Kind of late in life to be mugged by reality.



My theory there is that he had some personal knowledge about Fuckstain McCain, and voted for Obama as a result of that.





Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 20, 2020 01:23 AM (mNq/0)

Could be. Could be he was taken in by a conman. It was very apparent to politically aware that SCOAMF was a dirty commie and a snake oil salesman. As a CA resident, his vote would have not mattered. However, given his awakening and solid 2A support, I can forgive a mistake such as being taken in by the historical opportunity. He appears to have come to his senses and paid for it professionally.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 20, 2020 01:27 AM (KnJdm)

653 @639 Grant was bold and audacious; Grant would also toss away thousands of lives and say "well it's a shame that didn't work out."

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I've read (Catton, iirc) that Grant didn't like the casualties that resulted. But he accepted that a lot of men under his command were going to die before the war was won. There was no way around that.

And more losses now would hopefully mean fewer losses in the future, as the war would come to a swifter conclusion.

Posted by: junior at May 20, 2020 01:27 AM (/sKj3)

654 I think it was Lucille Ball. For some odd reason. Her shows were always fun when I was young, and her death hit me hard. Passing of an age kinda thing.

Posted by: Farmer at May 20, 2020 01:00 AM (NdOIs)

You do realized, don't you, that she was an outright Communist?

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at May 20, 2020 01:10

I truly didn't know that. She made me laugh before everything was so politicized.

Posted by: Farmer at May 20, 2020 01:27 AM (NdOIs)

655 Miklos

Thank you.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 20, 2020 01:27 AM (u82oZ)

656 Quite agree. We had a constellation of good leadership, from the top to the bottom in WWII, that balanced out the usual lunkheads that accumulate in peacetime.
Posted by: NaCly Dog

*glares*

Posted by: Gen. Lloyd Fredendall, the SCOAMF of WWII generals at May 20, 2020 01:27 AM (QzkSJ)

657 @645 Quite agree. We had a constellation of good leadership, from the top to the bottom in WWII, that balanced out the usual lunkheads that accumulate in peacetime.

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Though they did have to get rid of some lunkheads. Whats his name that was leading the US forces at the start of Kasserine Pass comes to mind.

Posted by: junior at May 20, 2020 01:28 AM (/sKj3)

658 Posted by: Tom Servo at May 20, 2020 01:20 AM (V2Yro)

George Thomas, the "Rock of Chickamauga" was a professional, and he was reliably competent. I don't know if he was a genius, but every task he was given he was reliable, and competent, and completed the task. And - IIRC - he didn't showboat.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Get the Flu Manchu Blues at the Outrage Outlet! at May 20, 2020 01:29 AM (0QYMt)

659 Challenger - I had gone to the post office to mail a package, came back out and listened to the launch on the radio. I had always watched or listened to every launch since the Gemini program, and so I had it on. When I heard "major malfunction" my heart sank through the floor of my truck, and I sat in the parking lot of that post office for 30 minutes at least, unable to move, listening to the awful truth coming across the airwaves.

and several years later, the Shuttle Columbia blew up over my head, literally. I remember the long, low rumbling explosion rattling all the windows and shaking me out of bed, it was 8 am sharp, I recall. I knew from the sound that it was something very big but far away - I thought maybe a refinery had exploded. I ran to the TV to see if there was breaking news, and the newscasters were reporting "strangely we lost contact with Columbia 5 minutes ago, we're not sure what the problem is." The instant they said that, I knew exactly what I had heard. The debris field began about 30 minutes drive south of me, and continued all the way into Louisiana.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 20, 2020 01:29 AM (V2Yro)

660 Have a great night, everyone.

May you dreams be great. Not $10,000 hooker great, but attainably great.

Work those Plan Bs. We may need them. And remember -- OPSEC, OPSEC, OPSEC.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 20, 2020 01:30 AM (u82oZ)

661 ..A lot of times, what makes leaders like him great is the ability to manage the egos of others. And Gen Eisenhower was around a LOT of egos.

Posted by: The Who at May 20, 2020 01:17 AM (ejsiI)



Montgomery's Ego was a Strategic Force all of it's own.

And Eisenhower wielded it like a rapier, rather than as the cudgel it was.

Conversely?

The worst thing Eisenhower ever did to Patton, was to let him run out of fuel while running midway into The Bulge.

The best thing Eisenhower ever did was to divert Patton's fuel to the other Armies which were already pressing against the German armies which were pressing to break out on both flanks of The Bulge.

Logistics.

Provide for the kickage of magnitudes of order more asses than Strategies, and multidudes of orders above Tactics.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


Posted by: Jim at May 20, 2020 01:30 AM (QzJWU)

662

Desi Arnaz had a lot of talents. He invented the 3 camera setup still used today. He had help with the details of it from others, but it was his baby.

He's also been described as perhaps the best straight man there ever was. I remember some big comedians were on with Carson and one of them said that and they all agreed, including Johnny.

And he had dramatic chops too. There's some death scene of Desi playing some dying soldier, which was pretty good. He could do it.

And he loved chasing young hotties.....

Posted by: Judge Publius, 69th Circuit of the Ficus at May 20, 2020 01:32 AM (rCwaK)

663

It needs noting that this country has the knack of having the right person (or persons) for the right time in any given situation.

Our history is replete with examples. Easily the paramount reason that I have unshakeable confidence that we'll pull through the various challenges to be met still.

Because by virtue of being governed by the most unique political system ever devised we've come this far, and one day this current business is going to be another chapter in our ongoing saga.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 20, 2020 01:33 AM (KATBx)

664 Thank you.
Posted by: NaCly Dog


Please do not thank me.

It was amazing to meet such a person, when I realized who he was, I was always in awe.

The local people didn't really know how to consider him.

As he got older, they wrapped a rope around the metal handholds down to his favorite swimming place, to help him keep his grip when that was wet with sea spray.

Because into his 80s he always swam in the area with the strongest tides and currents. The locals considered it too dangerous.

Posted by: Miklos, zhivili! at May 20, 2020 01:33 AM (QzkSJ)

665 George Thomas, the "Rock of Chickamauga" was a professional, and he was reliably competent. I don't know if he was a genius, but every task he was given he was reliable, and competent, and completed the task. And - IIRC - he didn't showboat.
Posted by: Mikey NTH - Get the Flu Manchu Blues at the Outrage Outlet! at May 20, 2020 01:29 AM (0QYMt)

His biographer pointed out that only twice in that war did Federal Armies totally rout and utterly destroy the CSA army they were facing in a major battle; once at Missionary Ridge and again at Nashville. George Thomas was in command at Nashville, and in operational command of the breakthrough at Missionary Ridge.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 20, 2020 01:34 AM (V2Yro)

666 Jim


FUN FACT

Control of the 1918-1919 Flu epidemic on US Army bases was (quietly) assigned to a young captain D. Eisenhower.

He handled it better than anybody alive today (and got a promotion).

Posted by: Miklos, multiply un-infected at May 20, 2020 01:37 AM (QzkSJ)

667 Oy.

Posted by: Adriane the Earl of Hamburger Critic ... at May 20, 2020 01:37 AM (LPnfS)

668
When you watch Lucy, it appears she's just winging it, that acting that funny comes naturally and easily.

It didn't. She was a perfectionist, and she would rehearse those scenes to death, with timing worked out to a fraction of second. They say she had no real innate sense of what was funny, she had to be told, and she would rehearse and drill until she got it down to a T.

She also knew what made good TV. You can thank her for getting Star Trek on the air, and also for Mannix. Mannix's first season, where he worked for this high tech computerized firm, was a flop. She came in an retooled that personally, and made Mannix what it was.

Posted by: Judge Publius, 69th Circuit of the Ficus at May 20, 2020 01:37 AM (rCwaK)

669 I'd say by mid November, there'll be a shortage of rope and lampposts. The magnitude of deserving fukkers is staggering.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at May 20, 2020 01:37 AM (S3fc+)

670 Miklos.

From you, we need books.

Blog comments are delightful, but mere potato chips of snacks.

Meals are required.

Write if you will? And publish please, if you succeed.

And this is my highest respect, that I might be honored such to buy a First Edition of your book.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 20, 2020 01:40 AM (QzJWU)

671 And he loved chasing young hotties.....
Posted by: Judge Publius


Not sure how much chasing he had to do.

Posted by: Miklos, well, those days are over at May 20, 2020 01:41 AM (QzkSJ)

672 @622 You do realized, don't you, that she was an outright Communist?

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

Didn't stop John Wayne from making a guest appearance on "I Love Lucy".

Posted by: junior at May 20, 2020 01:41 AM (/sKj3)

673 Goodnight all, thanks for the fun chat tonight.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 20, 2020 01:41 AM (L2ZTs)

674 Arble glumphy partob glymph

Posted by: Poop eater at May 20, 2020 01:43 AM (UuMVR)

675 Jim


Cap'n Jim-

I have written books.

And probably thousands of newspaper and magazine articles.

I'm still big-it's the newsbiz that got small.

Posted by: Miklos, ready for his closeup, Mr DeMille at May 20, 2020 01:43 AM (QzkSJ)

676 ..Didn't stop John Wayne from making a guest appearance on "I Love Lucy".

Posted by: junior at May 20, 2020 01:41 AM (/sKj3)



He was cast in the role of Radio Free America. Which in the late '50s, early '60s, was not the commie front that it is, today.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 20, 2020 01:44 AM (QzJWU)

677 I didn't watch the thing in the sidebar with the shouting Hillary supporter and Kayleigh MacEnemy,
because the Hillary supporter just looked so angry.
However, I have to say this. Not everybody who is heavy (that would include me and I'm not a lesbian) has short hair because they think it makes them look slim. I just got tired of messing with my hair and spending the money to do so. so I cut it when I start looking like a crysanthamum (sp)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 20, 2020 01:44 AM (+eVzC)

678 ....made Mannix what it was.


****

Heartily agree on that first incantation of Mannix but always thought whoever his makeup artist was laid that stuff on way too thick In later seasons and gave him a clownish look.

Posted by: Hayden Scott at May 20, 2020 01:44 AM (E12vF)

679 Nice pic, MisHum. That's the Firth of Forth, isn't it?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 20, 2020 01:46 AM (sbyCq)

680 I see the troll is posting Obama's H1N1 death tally again.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 20, 2020 01:46 AM (LZcDP)

681 Hey-Deathcult

We should have elected Hillary. Nobody would have ever died again. It would be like that movie, "Death Takes a Holiday."



Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 20, 2020 01:47 AM (+eVzC)

682 Miklos.

My email is in my nic, as always.

Let me know the ISBN of those books, and they shall be bought.

Discreetly, of course.

COBs.

Troll shit at (UuMVR)



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 20, 2020 01:47 AM (QzJWU)

683 Posted by: President Deathcult at May 20, 2020 01:43 AM (UuMVR)

-------

It's Treblinka all over again.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 20, 2020 01:47 AM (sbyCq)

684 Tis time,


Goodnite, good people. Be safe, stay warm and sleep well.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 20, 2020 01:48 AM (KATBx)

685 Night, IG.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 20, 2020 01:49 AM (LZcDP)

686 The pictures MisHum posts are beautiful. I would like to visit wherever that place is.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 20, 2020 01:50 AM (+eVzC)

687 ..She also knew what made good TV. You can thank her for getting Star Trek on the air, and also for Mannix. Mannix's first season, where he worked for this high tech computerized firm, was a flop. She came in an retooled that personally, and made Mannix what it was.

Posted by: Judge Publius, 69th Circuit of the Ficus at May 20, 2020 01:37 AM (rCwaK)




Mannix! Starring Mike Connors. A Quinn Martin Production!


Mannish! Staring Ellen Degenerate. A Qwim Mewling Production!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 20, 2020 01:50 AM (QzJWU)

688 President Deathcult at May 20, 2020 01:43 AM (UuMVR)

100+ million dead and climbing due to socialist death cults, demented fuckwit.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 20, 2020 01:52 AM (KnJdm)

689 This is not the America where I was born...

Posted by: Boots

When I was a young tyke my grandpa had a shotgun, a 30-30 and a .22. He had a box of shells for each. Of course if his gubanor had told him he couldn't go to church he would have been sitting on the front stoop on Sunday with his shotgun . Local Sheriff wouldn't have even considered telling him otherwise.

Posted by: Sock Monkey..full metal jacket at May 20, 2020 01:52 AM (bhZHn)

690 Hillary would have ignored COVID just like Obama ignored Swine Flu.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 20, 2020 01:53 AM (+eVzC)

691 Goodnight Horde, I lurked here all night. I am going to invest in tulip bulbs instead of bitcoins!

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at May 20, 2020 01:54 AM (a4EWo)

692

Mannix' hair was fabulous. I mean, it wasn't Jack Lord's, which is absolutely fabulous, but he comes in close under.

And those loud sportcoats...

And speaking of that, it's almost Mannix time on MeTV.

Posted by: Judge Publius, 69th Circuit of the Ficus at May 20, 2020 01:54 AM (rCwaK)

693 93,533 American citizens dead and climbing.

MAGA
--------

Thank heavens (and PDT) that our rate is far less than other countries!

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 20, 2020 01:55 AM (X22L5)

694
The worst thing Eisenhower ever did to Patton, was to let him run out of fuel while running midway into The Bulge.



The best thing Eisenhower ever did was to divert Patton's fuel to
the other Armies which were already pressing against the German armies
which were pressing to break out on both flanks of The Bulge.



Logistics.



Provide for the kickage of magnitudes of order more asses than Strategies, and multidudes of orders above Tactics.





Jim

Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX

---
i submit that the worst thing Ike did, logistically, was to cut off fuel to the 3rd Army, so Patton couldn't break through the Siegfried Line while is was an empty husk, so Monty could fiddle fuck around taking forever to capture Antwerp.

Ike was a fucking pussy, and the Brits owned him because he was banging that English chick.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 20, 2020 01:56 AM (i6uJ1)

695 Posted by: President Deathcult


Look Raimondo has a boyfriend.

Posted by: Sock Monkey..full metal jacket at May 20, 2020 01:57 AM (bhZHn)

696 Let me know the ISBN of those books, and they shall be bought.



Cap'n-


The books were, as most writing, ephemeral.

Mainly business/economics, some travel.

Books begin go stale the moment you send them off to the printer.

I have taken pains to ensure that no out of date information with my name on it may be bought by people too stupid or lazy to check the publication date.

So no sale possible, unless I write something again.

Maybe a real gulyas leves recipe for the next Cookbook (June Meyer's is almost perfect).

Posted by: Miklos, in authoritative quarantine at May 20, 2020 01:58 AM (QzkSJ)

697 President "Obama" Deathcult, grab yourself a bag of dicks and sit on some while you eat the rest. Bone appetit!

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at May 20, 2020 01:58 AM (DgoKR)

698 Poll free mark levin in 20 dollars then asking 2020 will soon be here. 1,000,000 felons liberts was book on stimulus responce. As for defense spending the picture of the aryan brotherhood from starting for free mark levin is for and guatamala down the 9th!

Posted by: raimondo's boyfriend on tap at May 20, 2020 02:00 AM (QzkSJ)

699
Thank heavens (and PDT) that our rate is far less than other countries!
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.
---------

Of course, it is much higher in Democrat states. New York is particularly bad. I think Massachusetts has set a record.

23,000 in New York alone.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 20, 2020 02:01 AM (GBHAb)

700 Lucille Ball also gave us the tv rerun. When she was having a child, they aired previously broadcast episodes when she couldn't work and the rerun was born.

Posted by: RickZ at May 20, 2020 02:02 AM (Y8PSl)

701 23,000 in New York alone.
Posted by: Mike Hammer,


More New Yorkers have died from the CuomoVirus than in all wars combined.

Posted by: Miklos, using Karen from Buzzfeed as fact-checker at May 20, 2020 02:04 AM (QzkSJ)

702 The worst thing Eisenhower ever did to Patton, was to let him run out of fuel while running midway into The Bulge.


Except that didn't happen. Ike let Patton run out of fuel way before the Bulge, when he was trying to race straight to murdering Hitler in late summer/fall of 44.

Bulge was December. Patton was back in business. The movie underplays what he did. The movie has him claiming he can get his troops there in three days when everyone else is saying February.

In his book, which was basically his diary, he predicts the Bulge. He writes if Rundstedt counterattacks, as I expect he will, we'll have to be ready to...

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 20, 2020 02:05 AM (gd9RK)

703 Thank heavens (and PDT) that our rate is far less than other countries!
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 20, 2020 01:55 AM (X22L5)

Looks like we got some trolls who are upset that Mr. Trump has not signed the EO banning death. But I have it no good authority that Mr. Trump is simply in the pocket of Big Death. The undertakers and funeral homes have quite the DC lobby, don'tcha know.

Did you know that no one died when His Majesty The Shahinshah ruled the country? It's true! In extreme cases, He personally healed those who were about to die, by having the would be victim touch the hem of His garment, while the would be victim gazed deeply into the heart of His HOT, BEAUTIFUL SMILE.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at May 20, 2020 02:05 AM (ejsiI)

704 ..
I have taken pains to ensure that no out of date information with my name on it may be bought by people too stupid or lazy to check the publication date.

So no sale possible, unless I write something again.

Maybe a real gulyas leves recipe for the next Cookbook (June Meyer's is almost perfect).

Posted by: Miklos, in authoritative quarantine at May 20, 2020 01:58 AM (QzkSJ)



I understand, but this is still...unsatisfactory.

Sanitize your writings, as you will. Convert much to an anodyne 3rd person "voice" if necessary.

But you have rich stories to tell, and they should be told.

Invent if you must, a narrator.

If Rush can do it with a time travelling horse, then you can do it with a _____.

You write it, we'll buy it.

What we wont' buy are your reasons to not write it.

Other than it's a metric shitfuckton of work to write it.

That, we'll understand.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 20, 2020 02:06 AM (QzJWU)

705
More New Yorkers have died from the CuomoVirus than in all wars combined.
Posted by: Miklos
--------

Interesting observation.

Maybe even more than have been killed by assault weapons.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 20, 2020 02:07 AM (GBHAb)

706 Ike was a fucking pussy, and the Brits owned him because he was banging that English chick.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 20, 2020 01:56 AM (i6uJ1

Kay Sommersby was Irish.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at May 20, 2020 02:07 AM (ejsiI)

707 However, I have to say this. Not everybody who is heavy (that would include me and I'm not a lesbian) has short hair because they think it makes them look slim. I just got tired of messing with my hair and spending the money to do so. so I cut it when I start looking like a crysanthamum (sp)
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 20, 2020 01:44

Dear Fen,
You are one of the stawarts here who helps keeping this unruly horde on the the right tract. God bless you and yours, hope your son is doing well.

Posted by: Farmer at May 20, 2020 02:08 AM (NdOIs)

708 702 The worst thing Eisenhower ever did to Patton, was to let him run out of fuel while running midway into The Bulge.

---------

Monty needed favorable press coverage. He was Napoleon without the actual, you know, aptitude.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 20, 2020 02:09 AM (sbyCq)

709 But I have it no good authority that Mr. Trump is simply in the pocket of Big Death. The undertakers and funeral homes have quite the DC lobby, don'tcha know.
-----

The frackers. Death -> Crematoria -> Gas. Follow the money.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 20, 2020 02:09 AM (GBHAb)

710 *ripcord*


hasta la nite nite, Horde!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 20, 2020 02:10 AM (QzJWU)

711 Well, I am going to hit the sack. Getting real sleepy out. Be well, Horde.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 20, 2020 02:10 AM (LZcDP)

712 Invent if you must, a narrator.


*narrator voice*

Miklos IS a narrator

Posted by: Miklos, using Karen from Buzzfeed's irritating know-it-all narrator voice at May 20, 2020 02:11 AM (QzkSJ)

713 549 Truman should've let MacArthur drive all the way to Beijing.

Just like he should've let Patton and Eisenhower drive all the way to Moscow in WWII.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 20, 2020 12:39 AM (mNq/0)

--We should never have prodded the commies to attack Japan. Then, no Nork hellscape, and (maybe) no Red China.

In Europe we should have kicked back, let the Nazis and commies beat each other to a pulp, then invaded the winner.

Posted by: logprof at May 20, 2020 02:13 AM (oZuI0)

714 Maybe even more than have been killed by assault weapons.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 20, 2020 02:07 AM (GBHAb)


With or without the little thingy wot go up?

Posted by: Inquiring Minds at May 20, 2020 02:15 AM (LPnfS)

715 *narrator voice*

Miklos IS a narrator


The narrators who are claiming Miklos IS a narrator have all been sacked ...

Posted by: Adriane the Narrating Squirrel and Moose Critic ... at May 20, 2020 02:17 AM (LPnfS)

716 The worst thing Eisenhower ever did to Patton, was to let him run out of fuel while running midway into The Bulge.

---------

Monty needed favorable press coverage. He was Napoleon without the actual, you know, aptitude.


710 *ripcord*


hasta la nite nite, Horde!



Precisely.

Patton's supplies were sent to Monty for Operation Market Garden, his famous "one good punch".

Posted by: Miklos, in retrospect, but it was clear then at May 20, 2020 02:18 AM (QzkSJ)

717 Posted by: President Deathcult at May 20, 2020 01:43 AM (UuMVR)
----
whale shit at the bottom of the ocean says what?

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 20, 2020 02:18 AM (i6uJ1)

718 "Miklos IS a narrator"

Our friend and humble narrator?

Posted by: Drink Like Alex Delarge at May 20, 2020 02:18 AM (DgoKR)

719 584 "What famous person's death upset you the most? "

Mostly the ones that are overdue for happening.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 20, 2020 12:52 AM (LZcDP)

Why is everyone looking my way?

Posted by: George $oro$ at May 20, 2020 02:19 AM (oZuI0)

720 "The frackers. Death -> Crematoria -> Gas. Follow the money."

Death Crematoria Gas. Best Metallica album ever.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at May 20, 2020 02:20 AM (DgoKR)

721 Just curious - knowing how widespread the covid over-counting has been in the US, how is it anyone with a eye for truth can state what that count "is" currently? Not to be a pain but wouldn't it be most accurate to append the word "ALLEGEDLY" is all caps to every citation of that count? Not doing so helps cement the lie in place.

Posted by: Hayden Scott at May 20, 2020 02:22 AM (E12vF)

722 Our friend and humble narrator?
Posted by: Drink Like Alex


I hope to make good bux in retirement doing voiceovers for children's movies.


Shrek 5-The Austrian School Economists Attack!

I'll voice the goofy but lovable Keynes character.

'cause that will pay more.

Posted by: Miklos, also trained (unsuccessfully) at the Vienna Opera Academy at May 20, 2020 02:25 AM (QzkSJ)

723 85 NFL CONSIDERS OFFERING INCENTIVES TO DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE

Wait. What? They want major league spaorts to be a fair representation of our countries' racial make up? That's going to ruin the quality of football, and let's face it. We may as well shut down the MBA.

========
If we're gonna do this then don't stop half way.
White ~60%
'Hispanic'~18%
Black ~13%
Asian,Native American,Pacific Islander ~7%

So simplifying because of having to play whole people the starting lineup must consist of
6 Whites
2 Hispanics
2 Blacks
1 Asian or Native Am. or Pac. Islander

If you oppose this then ShutUpHater

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at May 20, 2020 02:26 AM (d6mdH)

724 The narrators who are claiming Miklos IS a narrator have all been sacked ...
Posted by: Adriane


Fine.

Go ahead.

Get the llama part over with.

Posted by: Miklos, at the last minute and great expense at May 20, 2020 02:27 AM (QzkSJ)

725 "Shrek 5-The Austrian School Economists Attack!"

How the big screen adaptation of Stone Soup, starring the Marx Brothers. Er, well, Karl, anyway.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at May 20, 2020 02:27 AM (DgoKR)

726 Kay Sommersby was Irish.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at May 20, 2020 02:07 AM (ejsiI)
---
which is semantics to all but the bog trotters.

the UK is the UK.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 20, 2020 02:27 AM (i6uJ1)

727 NFL CONSIDERS OFFERING INCENTIVES TO DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE



So, you're saying I have a chance?

Posted by: Miklos, aspiring NBA star and rapper at May 20, 2020 02:28 AM (QzkSJ)

728 "So, you're saying I have a chance?"

In a word, no.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at May 20, 2020 02:29 AM (DgoKR)

729 Was the poultry thrown by the Chicken Chucker a Battery Hen?
...Speaking of ducking......
I'll duck right out!

Posted by: Bruce at May 20, 2020 02:30 AM (4U6go)

730 "Was the poultry thrown by the Chicken Chucker a Battery Hen?"

A right Proper Pecker, indeed.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at May 20, 2020 02:31 AM (DgoKR)

731 "Was the poultry thrown by the Chicken Chucker a Battery Hen?"


Assault in battery?

Posted by: Miklos, Friend of All Noble Chicken on my Plate at May 20, 2020 02:33 AM (QzkSJ)

732 Popping back in, briefly, from the lurk dimension...

___

Ever feel like you're living in a really badly-written Matrix world? Or Spideyverse?

? Black Panthers protesting at DC Chinese restaurant

? Biden calls Trump "President Tweety"

? Newsome says you're not testing enough, closes testing center.

If you read these in the Bee or the Onion, you'd think, these aren't funny, they're just stupid.

__

In Michigan, lake swims you.

____


Famous deaths? Lennon's assassination hit Milady and me hard for very personal reasons.

Agree with others on the horror of the post-WTC collapse -- all those locator beepers echoing eerily....

__

And our ill-fated spacefarers... Helluva story about Columbia, Servo.

Re Challenger...

I had just sat down with young daughter to watch Mr Rogers.

Before I could change the channel, there was Dan Rather with a grim expression and a model rocket.

My heart sank.



Challenger was O ring, Columbia was tiles - do I recall right?

---


ok, did that

bye y'all.

💤

Posted by: mindful webworker
link: Cops Take Down Stormtrooper (fumetti)
at May 20, 2020 02:34 AM (ATv6t)

733 Fine.

Go ahead.

Get the llama part over with.


There was a young gaucho named Bruno
Who said, "F*cking is one thing I do know.
All women are fine
And sheep are devine
But llamas are numero uno!"

Posted by: Blanco Basura -It's OK, I'm with the banned at May 20, 2020 02:35 AM (xkSJa)

734 In a word, no.
Posted by: Drink Like Vikings


Believe it or not, there are Extremely White Hungarian rappers.

Not as gay as Justin Bieber, though.



Posted by: Miklos, who now laughs at Hat of America peoples at May 20, 2020 02:36 AM (QzkSJ)

735 731 "Was the poultry thrown by the Chicken Chucker a Battery Hen?"


Assault in battery?
Posted by: Miklos, Friend of All Noble Chicken on my Plate at May 20, 2020 02:33 AM (QzkSJ)


--As god is my witness . . .

Posted by: logprof at May 20, 2020 02:37 AM (oZuI0)

736 But llamas are numero uno!"
Posted by: Blanco Basura


You stole that from the National Anthem of Bolivia.

Posted by: Miklos, who knows an alpaca when he sees one at May 20, 2020 02:38 AM (QzkSJ)

737 "Believe it or not, there are Extremely White Hungarian rappers."

But what rhymes with baklava?

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at May 20, 2020 02:40 AM (DgoKR)

738 --As god is my witness . . .
Posted by: logprof


They only have to fly...enough.

Posted by: Miklos von Paulus, of the Sixth Poultry Armee, resigned to fate at May 20, 2020 02:40 AM (QzkSJ)

739 You stole that from the National Anthem of Bolivia.

No, sir! I stole it from "Dr Dirty". Where he stole it from is not for me to say.

Posted by: Blanco Basura -It's OK, I'm with the banned at May 20, 2020 02:40 AM (xkSJa)

740 What is with all the fucking signers next to every politician? Ever "heard" of CC? WTF

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at May 20, 2020 02:42 AM (DgoKR)

741 Night all.
Have to work tomorrow. And that is a yeah, good thing as some cannot.

Be well you Morons, and enjoy a good breakfast with Skip.

Posted by: Farmer at May 20, 2020 02:43 AM (NdOIs)

742 Fine.

Go ahead.

Get the llama part over with.


** hacks green spit at the narrator **

Posted by: The 2 l lama at May 20, 2020 02:44 AM (LPnfS)

743 But what rhymes with baklava?
Posted by: Drink Like


βπακλαβά


*pours well earned drink for self*

Posted by: Μίκλος at May 20, 2020 02:45 AM (QzkSJ)

744 10 bucks says Tom Wolf is getting him some from that repellant fat tranny dude thing heading the health department. Yikes.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at May 20, 2020 02:46 AM (DgoKR)

745 But what rhymes with baklava?
Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at May 20, 2020 02:40 AM (DgoKR)


black java ???

Posted by: Adriane the Java Jive Critic ... at May 20, 2020 02:46 AM (LPnfS)

746 Work is finally done. "See" you all tomorrow.

Posted by: Blanco Basura -It's OK, I'm with the banned at May 20, 2020 02:46 AM (xkSJa)

747 Farmer at May 20, 2020 02:43 AM (NdOIs)

Good night tonight, good day tomorrow ...

Posted by: Adriane the Java Jive Critic ... at May 20, 2020 02:47 AM (LPnfS)

748 ** hacks green spit at the narrator **
Posted by: The 2 l lama


Now THAT'S why I keep saying ALPACAS!

Do they listen?

Posted by: Miklos, thinking the alpaca investment might not work out, unless Alex Jones sells them for a big ma at May 20, 2020 02:49 AM (QzkSJ)

749 Work is finally done. "See" you all tomorrow.

Posted by: Blanco Basura -It's OK, I'm with the banned at May 20, 2020 02:46 AM (xkSJa)


Violets are blue,
Roses are red,
Now that work is through,
It's time to go to bed ...

Posted by: Adriane the Java Jive Critic ... at May 20, 2020 02:49 AM (LPnfS)

750 Miklos and red...please start using tinyurl.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 20, 2020 02:51 AM (dLLD6)

751 Work is finally done. "See" you all tomorrow.
Posted by: Blanco Basura


Virtual Seefulness, sahib.

Posted by: Miklos, thinking ashram type situation at May 20, 2020 02:51 AM (QzkSJ)

752 ** hacks green spit at the narrator **
Posted by: The 2 l lama

Now THAT'S why I keep saying ALPACAS!

Do they listen?


** hacks green spit at the Alabama Political Action Committee **

Posted by: The 2 l lama at May 20, 2020 02:52 AM (LPnfS)

753 187 Pelosi's list of medications probably looks like a Dead Sea scroll

====
Pelosi itself looks like a Dead Sea scroll.

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at May 20, 2020 02:52 AM (d6mdH)

754 Miklos and red...please start using tinyurl.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo


They have to use me first.

Posted by: Miklos, the tiny-ness is part of the kink at May 20, 2020 02:53 AM (QzkSJ)

755 187 Pelosi's list of medications probably looks like a Dead Sea scroll



====

Pelosi itself looks like a Dead Sea scroll.



Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at May 20, 2020 02:52 AM (d6mdH)

When she was born the dead sea was only sick.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 20, 2020 02:55 AM (9Om/r)

756 ** hacks green spit at the Alabama Political Action Committee **
Posted by: The 2 l lama


The only good reason to wear a mask.

Posted by: Miklos, unmasked (there should be an AHA!, but whatever) at May 20, 2020 02:56 AM (QzkSJ)

757 Pelosi's list of medications probably looks like a Dead Sea scroll


Has it been forgotten that last year a pharmacy in DC said, yeah, we deliver all kinds of stuff direct to Capitol offices.

I think even the WaPolitzei ran a story on that.

Posted by: Miklos, not looking it up at May 20, 2020 02:58 AM (QzkSJ)

758 But what rhymes with baklava?

Posted by: Drink Like

----
"Hot Lava"


#Duh

Posted by: The B-52s at May 20, 2020 03:01 AM (i6uJ1)

759 Farmer at May 20, 2020 02:43 AM (NdOIs)

Good night tonight, good day tomorrow ...
Posted by: Adriane the Java Jive Critic ... at May 20, 2020 02:47

TY Adriane. Let's all have sweet dreams.
T

Posted by: Farmer at May 20, 2020 03:02 AM (nbXPl)

760 #Duh

Posted by: The B-52s


"Mesopotamia" sucked.

Sorry, but you probably already heard that.

Posted by: Miklos, at the Love Shack (and tin roof rusted) at May 20, 2020 03:04 AM (QzkSJ)

761 TY Adriane. Let's all have sweet dreams.

Who am I to disagree ...
: -))

Posted by: Adriane Wot Dreams of Peace on Earth ... at May 20, 2020 03:05 AM (LPnfS)

762 Let's all have sweet dreams.

Who am I to disagree ...
: -))
Posted by: Adriane Wot Dreams


Most excellent

*cues up Patsy Cline*

Posted by: Miklos, a big softy at heart at May 20, 2020 03:07 AM (QzkSJ)

763 Norma mccorvey the "roe" of roe v wade fame who allegedly became anti-abortion in 1995 now admits she did it for the money. Operation rescue and other wealthy conservatives paid her money over the years to make anti-choice statements. "I was a good actress! I earned my money from them!" source: LA times.

Posted by: raimondo at May 20, 2020 03:13 AM (DapYi)

764 But what rhymes with baklava?

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at May 20, 2020 02:40 AM (DgoKR)

Well with a boston accent I would say cocklava, basically describing obama.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 20, 2020 03:14 AM (9Om/r)

765 Adriane wet dreams would have been better.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 20, 2020 03:14 AM (gd9RK)

766 And Cooper and that guy Buttgagger
Performing a mutual fapper.
They ate some baklava
While sipping wine offa
Extremely white Hungarian rapper.

Posted by: george at May 20, 2020 03:14 AM (OokRn)

767 Just rhyme baklava with baklava, mate.

Posted by: Ozzy at May 20, 2020 03:15 AM (H5knJ)

768 Switch raimondo with And Cooper.

Posted by: george at May 20, 2020 03:18 AM (OokRn)

769 raimondo mccocksuck the "implant" of cock v dick fame who allegedly became anti-homo yesterday now admits she did it for the money. Operation rescue and other wealthy conservatives paid her money over the years to make anti-homo statements. "I was a good actress! I earned my money from them!" source: raimondo v. polltroll divorce records

Posted by: raimondo Cloggenstein at May 20, 2020 03:23 AM (QzkSJ)

770 Colour me skeptical on the McCorvey report.

The idea of bribing Roe by churches who have better things to do with their money (hell, even hush money to cover up sex scandals is in a cynical way a more efficient use of funds) sounds absurd.

Before McCorvey, Dr. Bernard Nathanson, the architect of the abortion movement (he founded NARAL), had not only renounced his NARAL work but converted to Catholicism after being a hardcore atheist.

Plus, the fact that so many aspects of the Roe case, such as the gang rape, were pure fabrications is there to see.

There was no need to go out on a limb to tout McCorvey. I'm curious about the details of her supposed deathbed confession which have only now come out.

Posted by: logprof at May 20, 2020 03:25 AM (oZuI0)

771 Well with a boston accent I would say cocklava, basically describing obama.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads


Norm!

Posted by: as much Boston accent as Miklos can muster at May 20, 2020 03:26 AM (QzkSJ)

772 You do realized, don't you, that she was an outright Communist?

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at May 20, 2020 01:10

Hmmm. Explains why the Federation in Star Trek was portrayed as a communist utopia.
I'm a Ferengi man, myself.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at May 20, 2020 03:28 AM (e1mEI)

773 There was no need to go out on a limb to tout McCorvey. I'm curious about the details of her supposed deathbed confession which have only now come out.
Posted by: logprof


It is bullshit. She was open for years about how she regretted her abortion, was likely to miscarry anyway, etc. She never wanted to be Jane Roe. This is very old news, no deathbed stuff.

Posted by: Miklos, noting the penumbras of emanations of the 4th Amendment at May 20, 2020 03:30 AM (QzkSJ)

774 Funny (or not) Challenger story:

1986 was my senior year in high school. For whatever reason, I stayed home sick the day of the disaster, and watched it in real time. A month later, my English teacher gave us a project, it was to be 1/3 of our final grade...do a report on the Challenger disaster, based on the hearings. It was due on a day in late March. I admit, I pretty much blew off my senior year, I was going to take year off then maybe go to college. Anyway, I did exactly zero work on this project, and the day it was due, I trudged to his classroom, awaiting my fate. I get there, there is a note on the door, Mr. ***** class is cancelled, no reason given. It turns out that the teacher was busted for cocaine possession over the previous weekend, he was done for the year. His substitute came in and showed us a bootleg of Rocky 4, in sections, to finish out the year. So I graduated with a B in that class.

True story.

Posted by: Midnight Rambler at May 20, 2020 03:31 AM (mgJUX)

775 Money makes the world go around. When anti-abortion bush the younger got a waitress pregnant he drover to n.y. to get an abortion. Years later when he ran for president bush's rich republican friends bought her off with lots of $$$ and a new house!

Posted by: raimondo at May 20, 2020 03:41 AM (DapYi)

776 The night before it's launch, I had a dream about the Challenger crashing. I wokeup thinking it was odd that I'd dreamt about that. Husband was tuned to the broadcast of the take-off. I come into the room to watch, and start to tell him about my dream...

We watched it take off on TV live, and like so many others, horrified to realize what we were seeing.



Posted by: My life is insanity at May 20, 2020 03:43 AM (+50cl)

777 what does NASA stand for?

even back then, i didn't watch or listen to the news...

early that afternoon, i went to the local library.

i was surprised when i saw the flag at half mast, and asked the staff why.

when they told me, i was "YGBFSM?"

but they weren't.

government incompetence had struck again.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 20, 2020 03:53 AM (i6uJ1)

778

I was reading about Desi and the three-camera system. Apparently, Desi didn't invent it -- he wasn't the first -- but he perfected it, and that's where the legend comes from.

Desi and Desilu got the techniques and most importantly, the lighting methods worked out to make it work.

Previously, one camera would be used, and it required multiple scene shots to get all the different shots set up. With 3 cameras, you can run the scene once, like a play. Say you have two people talking. One camera is close up on one actor, the second on the other. You get footage of both at the same time, and then can edit it as you like. The third camera would usually be a wide shot of the whole scene.

What Desilu did was perfect the lightning for that, allowing the actors to move about the stage freely, like doing a play, and have proper lighting for all three cameras.

Posted by: Judge Publius, 69th Circuit of the Ficus at May 20, 2020 03:58 AM (rCwaK)

779 Good Morning Morons today is Wednesday, May 20, 2020. On this day in 1956 the first United States airborne hydrogen bomb was dropped over Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean.


Posted by: Vic at May 20, 2020 03:59 AM (mpXpK)

780 If you live in Virginia, West Virginia or North Carolina stand by the be kept awake all night. After 17 years your noisy friends are coming back. Seems like when I was a kid you could here these things every summer.


https://tinyurl.com/yao5urvy

Posted by: Vic at May 20, 2020 04:00 AM (mpXpK)

781 Several communist run blue States are delaying their reopening so they can get the full anti-Trump benefit right up to the election. But it will not do them an ounce of good. The citizens of those States should break out the torches, pitchforks, and other implements and march on their governors who do not have the authority for this crap anyway.


https://tinyurl.com/y9cjvd39

Posted by: Vic at May 20, 2020 04:00 AM (mpXpK)

782 Planned Parenthood Affiliates applied for and received $80M worth of low interest loans from the coronacrap stimulus program. The feds want it back because they are not eligible for those loans.


https://tinyurl.com/y9wx2mgf

Posted by: Vic at May 20, 2020 04:01 AM (mpXpK)

783 Fox's Brit Hume says the Susan Rice memo is mighty suspicious. And he says the MFM coverage of the Russia collusion was the worst journalism he had seen in 50 years as a journalist.


https://tinyurl.com/y8tvwp7s

Posted by: Vic at May 20, 2020 04:01 AM (mpXpK)

784 Trumps wants to kill a bunch of useless regulations for the coronacrap and he says if we can kill them for this lets make killing them permanent too.


https://tinyurl.com/y7ry77wf

Posted by: Vic at May 20, 2020 04:01 AM (mpXpK)

785 Clinton Judge in TX agrees with Democrats and ramps up mail in fraud. TX AG says he will appeal.


https://tinyurl.com/ycgmynmw

Posted by: Vic at May 20, 2020 04:02 AM (mpXpK)

786 In response to PeeLousy calling him a fat man Trump says she has a lot of mental problems. Yes, she is batshit crazy, among other problems.


https://tinyurl.com/y7j5wdwk

Posted by: Vic at May 20, 2020 04:02 AM (mpXpK)

787 House communists voted to give illegal aliens $16B in coronacrap stimulus checks paid for with future taxpayers money.


https://tinyurl.com/y85c2mey

Posted by: Vic at May 20, 2020 04:02 AM (mpXpK)

788 RAMIREZ


https://tinyurl.com/ybbncabz


And that's it for today.

Posted by: Vic at May 20, 2020 04:03 AM (mpXpK)

789 I'm up and moving, don't want to be.

Posted by: Skip at May 20, 2020 04:03 AM (ZCEU2)

790 >>If you live in Virginia, West Virginia or North Carolina stand by the be kept awake all night. After 17 years your noisy friends are coming back. Seems like when I was a kid you could here these things every summer.


https://tinyurl.com/yao5urvy
Posted by: Vic at May 20, 2020 04:00 AM (mpXpK)

Cicadas. Last time (really? That was 17 years ago?!) kids and I were in the car driving to the town of Lake Geneva. The cicadas were EVERYWHERE. You could see them emerging. Freaky/creepy!

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 20, 2020 04:11 AM (+50cl)

791 670 Cicadas. Last time (really? That was 17 years
ago?!) kids and I were in the car driving to the town of Lake Geneva.
The cicadas were EVERYWHERE. You could see them emerging.
Freaky/creepy!

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 20, 2020 04:11 AM (+50cl)

Supposedly they operate on a 17 year cycle but go to ground at different times all over the country. I just don't remember that cycle when I was a kid. What I remember is that they made that racket the entire summer.

Posted by: Vic at May 20, 2020 04:16 AM (mpXpK)

792 Yesterday I had some free time after work and stopped at my favorite local diner. So very grateful she reopened!

I sat at the counter and ordered breakfast. American fries (thinly sliced potatoes) mixed with cut up sausage, and sauted peppers and onions. Topped with over-easy eggs and some shredded cheddar cheese. Heavenly!

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 20, 2020 04:20 AM (+50cl)

793 Thanks for the ONT.

I will say working 1st shift, I usually sleep better. It is like there is something to a normal schedule with sleeping at night when it's dark. Strange.

Also wanted to mention what reopening is like, at least here in my state in an industrial setting.

1) Everyone is getting their temperature taken at beginning of shift as they enter the building.

2) Masks worn constantly with safety glasses works out about as well as you would expect. Fog city. Being blind is awesome.

3) I like the back hand restrictions. I am having to have all my guys fill out a survey before they are allowed to work. Questions include:
- have you had a fever within the past 14 days?

-have you experienced flu like symptoms within the past 14 days?

-have you had contact with someone diagnosed with Covid 19 within the past 14 days?

Others are less reasonable:

-have you been out of the state in the last 14 days?

-have you had contact with someone who has been out of state in the last 14 days?

The one where you have been out of state is easy enough for you to answer, as Stasi as it may be. The other: how exactly are you supposed to definitively know whether every person you come in contact with has been out of state or not? Are you supposed to ask every random person in the grocery store or checkout lane? What is 'contact'? Physical contact? Actual touching? Been within six feet?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 20, 2020 04:22 AM (A5zUN)

794 There are different cicadas if I remember right on different cycles. The 17 year are the biggest bunch.

Posted by: Skip at May 20, 2020 04:24 AM (ZCEU2)

795 We get them here every summer, but not in the quantity they were that year. My daughter, who is now 29 (really 29) was about 12, so I guess it really was 17 years.

I remember how badly she freaked out when one jumped into the car, unnoticed until we started driving home!

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 20, 2020 04:24 AM (+50cl)

796 Hello anybody still up?

Posted by: Just me from down in Louisiana at May 20, 2020 04:25 AM (oquTM)

797 De-lurking to say, I had to ask my youngest to explain the feminist meme to me, which he did ("It's because they're all fat.") We both laughed, and then agreed it was good his sister wasn't around to hear us.

If you're the praying type, or even if you're not, think good thoughts for this perceptive 19-year-old who is going to the army recruiting center tomorrow to take the service exam and see what his options could be if he enlists.

@249, the Beethoven is spectacular, thank you.

My DH & I actually got to eat out at our favorite seafood restaurant this evening here in sunny AZ. LOTS of huge groups partying, especially for a Tuesday. I saw trays of shots going by and everyone seemed to be having a great time. Here's hoping we get back to our normal lives sooner rather than later.

Posted by: quietI at May 20, 2020 04:29 AM (T0lUe)

798 Since nobody is up I guess I will go on to bed.

Posted by: Just me from down in Louisiana at May 20, 2020 04:34 AM (oquTM)

799 I am up but getting ready for work.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 20, 2020 04:35 AM (A5zUN)

800 Hey Aetius just haning out. Too early to sleep here in Louise in central Louisiana. Too depressed to go to sleep.

Posted by: Just me from down in Louisiana at May 20, 2020 04:39 AM (oquTM)

801 quietI, best of luck to your son. I will offer up prayers for guidance.

That whole getting back to our normal lives- can't happen soon enough!

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 20, 2020 04:41 AM (+50cl)

802 Sorry to hear about the depression. Some of that going around certainly. I am actually in a pretty good mood. It has been nice to have something to do the past couple of days. Even if it has been raining like crazy here.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 20, 2020 04:41 AM (A5zUN)

803 Oh I'm up
Missed it yesterday to day before Pa had low death number and my county took off 61 deaths on the list.
Pa today had 119, NY 114, NJ 115, Wi 8, Mi 102.

Posted by: Skip at May 20, 2020 04:41 AM (ZCEU2)

804 Hello anybody still up?



Posted by: Just me from down in Louisiana at May 20, 2020 04:25 AM (oquTM)

---
no one here in #Failifornia!

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 20, 2020 04:42 AM (i6uJ1)

805 Coffee is done, thought of blueberry pancakes but having a handful in some Cream of wheat or oatmeal

Posted by: Skip at May 20, 2020 04:44 AM (ZCEU2)

806 LoL.. That is a big reason why I am I am depressed. Too much rain here in Louisiana plus all this covert crap .

Posted by: Just me from down in Louisiana at May 20, 2020 04:44 AM (oquTM)

807 Will say in never letting a crisis go to waste Failifornia has doubled their efforts to push itself over the edge.

Posted by: Skip at May 20, 2020 04:46 AM (ZCEU2)

808
Mornin MLii 48 going to 74 80's on fri ... whoopee.

And your right on getting back to normal which can't come soon

enough....

Posted by: beanervt at May 20, 2020 04:47 AM (YHcGR)

809 Blueberry pancakes.....

Maybe on Saturday.

I splurged and bought some blueberry muffins, but still full from yesterday. Probably should take one with me to work or they will have disappeared by the time I get home...

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 20, 2020 04:48 AM (+50cl)

810 redc1c4 ,you and my son in Faliforna.

Posted by: Just me from down in Louisiana at May 20, 2020 04:48 AM (oquTM)

811 Hey, beanervt!

51 here going to mid 60s. Hopefully no more rain! 80s by Friday?! Oh, man, I'm so jealous.

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 20, 2020 04:50 AM (+50cl)

812
" ,you and my son in Faliforna."
and my Daughter...Vermont wasn't communist enough for her...


Posted by: beanervt at May 20, 2020 04:52 AM (YHcGR)

813 I'm still up but probably going to take a shower and lie down for a bit. My hometown is flooded and upstream, where my folks still live, the dam is holding up but the water is pouring over like I've never seen.

Not that staying up does any good, really, but it's hard not to monitor these things.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at May 20, 2020 04:52 AM (/+bwe)

814 quietI, I said a little prayer. May Christ guide his steps.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at May 20, 2020 04:54 AM (/+bwe)

815 That is a big reason why I am I am depressed. Too much rain here in Louisiana plus all this covert crap .
Posted by: Just me from down in Louisiana


EAT MOAR CRAWFISH

Posted by: Le Mikleuse, not paid by nobody at May 20, 2020 04:57 AM (QzkSJ)

816
"! Oh, man, I'm so jealous.
"

Well MLii I don't get to enjoy it, work 3rd shift so sleeping thru it...

It will help warming up the lake which is still low 40's

Posted by: beanervt at May 20, 2020 04:57 AM (YHcGR)

817 My son was born and raised in the south until he was 13 then me and his daddy took him to Falii.. However somehow is a Trump man despite Fali. LolL

Posted by: Just me from down in Louisiana at May 20, 2020 04:59 AM (oquTM)

818 Our flood here in 2017 was a very stressful time. I remember not knowing if I would be able to get home from work as they were closing streets into the city. I kept having to turn around and try a different way. My last choice was to head out of town and get to my house from the south. This was a 10 mile route. Barely got over the river on that end as water was coming up to the road. My house is on one of the highest points in town, but at the bottom of my street the river was over the bank.

The city was flooded. Dam was compromised, and worry that if it would go that bridges downstream could be wiped out. Really a rough time. Natiobal guard was in place for days to keep people off the streets.

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 20, 2020 05:00 AM (+50cl)

819 americanthinker.com/political skullduggery in pennsylvania
https://tinyurl.com/ybm97bpb

Still in serious lockdown here, most businesses are closed over 2 months now.

Posted by: Skip at May 20, 2020 05:02 AM (ZCEU2)

820

What's up with NZ???? their money's in the dumpster 0.54 on the buck

their gun violence (since the gun ban) is up over 50 percent..

and their now tracking customers?? that feminazi isn't working out


to well as a leader....

Posted by: beanervt at May 20, 2020 05:02 AM (YHcGR)

821 However somehow is a Trump man despite Fali. LolL
Posted by: Just me from down in Louisiana

Don't know where Fali is.

In Hungarian, "fali" means from or next to the wall.

"Falusi" means "from the village", so gotta be careful.

Posted by: Miklos, your Friendly Late Nite Uralic-Altaic bartender/linguist at May 20, 2020 05:06 AM (QzkSJ)

822 >>Still in serious lockdown here, most businesses are closed over 2 months now.
Posted by: Skip at May 20, 2020 05:02 AM (ZCEU2)

Quite a few places around here are waiting til the 26th, which was Gov. Evers 1st possible reopen date. A lot of Karen's here, freaking out about the places that have opened up.

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 20, 2020 05:09 AM (+50cl)

823 >>It will help warming up the lake which is still low 40's

Posted by: beanervt at May 20, 2020 04:57 AM (YHcGR)

There aren't enough 80 degree days all summer here to make Lake MI warm!

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 20, 2020 05:10 AM (+50cl)

824 I'm out the door.


Make it a good day, all

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 20, 2020 05:11 AM (+50cl)

825 Naughty Pine will be keeping u in my prayers. We peeps here in Louisiana know what it is to deal with flooding .U want to get to sleep but the fear and worry keeps u awake. I hattttte it when the weather goes bad.

Posted by: Just me from down in Louisiana at May 20, 2020 05:12 AM (oquTM)

826 Heading that way myself.

Have a good day everybody.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 20, 2020 05:12 AM (A5zUN)

827 My story last couple days probably was lost in the clutter but short reversion
Was in parking lot with co-worker getting him some screws from my truck, woman frantically comes out saying we must wear masks ( we are in parking lot) I told her ' No, inside yes, outside it isn't going to happen". Well heard a nasty email gt to my office tjat we are not respectful to their cancer patients.
My answer will still be no, its not going to happen, no requirement in Pa for outside mask wearing.

Posted by: Skip at May 20, 2020 05:14 AM (ZCEU2)

828
enough 80 degree days all summer here to make Lake MI warm! "
Yeah MLii there's lot of gallons in that sucka...Lake Champlain will

get in the 70's by end of summer but I won't put my boat in till it's

at least 50's ,, it's too cold for this ol fart now...

Posted by: beanervt at May 20, 2020 05:16 AM (YHcGR)

829 Miklos Fali was my crappy way of trying to short say California . LOL.. Guess it didn't work so well. Ohh well

Posted by: Just me from down in Louisiana at May 20, 2020 05:21 AM (oquTM)

830 One might think your in a boat, not in the water but thats not so.
If you have a boat plan you might be going into that water.

Posted by: Skip at May 20, 2020 05:21 AM (ZCEU2)

831
Progtards in the state senate want to pass a mandatory state mask

a day after pools and beaches were opened.. 1 county accounts for
95 percent of the deaths.. ironically the progtards are all from that
county..maybe the stoopid demrat voters will now feel the pain

of their votes..

Posted by: beanervt at May 20, 2020 05:23 AM (YHcGR)

832 Morning, Peeps

Posted by: fluffy at May 20, 2020 05:25 AM (FgJKq)

833 americanthinker.com/obamas de facto
russian collusion coconspirators

Col Kurt the other day said he hopes he is wrong but none of these conspirators will pay for it. And sadly I think that will be the end of us.

Posted by: Skip at May 20, 2020 05:25 AM (ZCEU2)

834 Naughty Pine will be keeping u in my prayers. We peeps here in Louisiana know what it is to deal with flooding .U want to get to sleep but the fear and worry keeps u awake. I hattttte it when the weather goes bad.
Posted by: Just me from down in Louisiana at May 20, 2020 05:12 AM

Thank you! The weird thing is that I am rather used to floods where I live now (on the delta where the St Clair River meets Lake St. Clair) but am more worried about my hometown.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at May 20, 2020 05:26 AM (/+bwe)

835
" think your in a boat, not in the water"
Though you can be in a boat out of the water, ala on the cradle,
The pleasure is only derived when it's in the water... i've tried
drinking beers on both situations Skip and by far the on water experience
is best by far....

Posted by: beanervt at May 20, 2020 05:29 AM (YHcGR)

836 Skip, people are treating masks as some sort of talisman. If PPE were the perfect solution, no nurse would be getting Covid-19 around general population patients, but it's been happening.

Or may thyer'e a fashion statement: The Detroit Institute of Arts has sold out of masks with art reproductions on them.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at May 20, 2020 05:36 AM (/+bwe)

837 N P..,yeah even when u are somewhat used to flooding having a place that is special to u be threatened Is soooo stressful . It really sucks big time.

Posted by: Just me from down in Louisiana at May 20, 2020 05:36 AM (oquTM)

838 I must be Old.

On the way to buy smokes just now, there were two (2) young, wet, and improperly clad young ladies (think they were young, I wear glasses). raining a little.

I figured maybe say hello on the way back.

Oh.

Well, at least I got the smokes, and realized the "older and wiser" crap ain't all it's cracked up to be.

Posted by: Miklos, marking failure #1953 (in the Julian calendar) at May 20, 2020 05:37 AM (QzkSJ)

839 N.P. I was thinking that, its as if someone said wear a aluminum foil wrist band and you will be protected from the virus and everyone believed that.

Posted by: Skip at May 20, 2020 05:38 AM (ZCEU2)

840 no requirement in Pa for outside mask wearing.
Posted by: Skip


I woulda said "You have to wear these screws, union rules".

Posted by: Miklos, might even get paid for that at May 20, 2020 05:40 AM (QzkSJ)

841 Diplomad 2.0 site is down this morning, didn't expect a new post but like the links.

Posted by: Skip at May 20, 2020 05:40 AM (ZCEU2)

842 mornin' y'all

Posted by: Big V Caffeinated at May 20, 2020 05:44 AM (eMtQa)

843
A gym that was shut down for operating out side state mandates..

has got over on the Dickhead DA who closed them down by Moving
the gym outside as restrictions were for a closed room...

Posted by: beanervt at May 20, 2020 05:46 AM (YHcGR)

844 Well, I'd better try for a litlte sleep. The birds are up, which means work is a few hours away. Good monring, everyone!

Posted by: NaughtyPine at May 20, 2020 05:47 AM (/+bwe)

845 Diplomad 2.0 site is down this morning, didn't expect a new post but like the links.
Posted by: Skip


Let us know. Even JJ can't check everything.

Posted by: Miklos, perpetually interested at May 20, 2020 05:49 AM (QzkSJ)

846 Besides gyms there is a physical therapy on the 1st floor were I'm going that is closed.
I have no expectations Emperor Wolf won't exrend my lockdown after the existing one.
Seriously thinking to see if we have work on Memorial day to go to, its that or stay home all day watching tv.

Posted by: Skip at May 20, 2020 05:52 AM (ZCEU2)

847 554
Keith Moon: DEAD
John Entwhistle: DEAD
Pete Townshend: kiddie porn
Roger Daltrey: Washed-up has-been
Posted by: The Who at May 20, 2020 12:40 AM (ejsiI)

Daltrey is a Brexiteer, so he's got that going for him, at least.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at May 20, 2020 05:56 AM (m2EfB)

848
"that or stay home all day watching tv."

I hear ya Skip,,, I'm working memorial day so will miss the next

great sport show "Midwest corn holing championship"....

Posted by: beanervt at May 20, 2020 05:57 AM (YHcGR)

849 Keith Moon: DEAD
John Entwhistle: DEAD
Pete Townshend: kiddie porn
Roger Daltrey: Washed-up has-been


This is why I play accordion.

Posted by: Who are you Miklos Who Who at May 20, 2020 06:00 AM (QzkSJ)

850 Seriously thinking to see if we have work on Memorial day to go to, its that or stay home all day watching tv.
Posted by: Skip


Myrtle Beach is open

Always work

Posted by: Miklos said this to Skip after the last hurricane at May 20, 2020 06:02 AM (QzkSJ)

851 Is that top pic Central Park New York after Cuomo/DeBlassio are finished killing the people off?

Posted by: saf at May 20, 2020 06:05 AM (5IHGB)

852 hiya

Posted by: JT at May 20, 2020 06:07 AM (arJlL)

853 Is that top pic Central Park New York after Cuomo/DeBlassio are finished killing the people off?
Posted by: saf

It iss your arbeit, Herr saf-fenfuhrer

Posted by: ists alles gespricht, und gedankt at May 20, 2020 06:09 AM (QzkSJ)

854 Thank you Lord for another day.

And English muffins. And the real butter that gets in all of the nooks and crannies.

Posted by: jsg at May 20, 2020 06:11 AM (aFWbw)

855 How many draft picks does an NFL team get for hiring from the LGBTXYZ menu?

Good morning!

Posted by: Bruce at May 20, 2020 06:13 AM (vd8XM)

856 hiya
Posted by: JT

damit

JT insists on sitting inside.

*checks Official Rules*

*oh shit that's allowed now*

Eggs anyway you want. Bottomless cup of coffee.

*takes pencil from behind ear*

Ok honey go

Posted by: Your No Nonsense waitress at May 20, 2020 06:14 AM (QzkSJ)

857
Good news for the warmongers... Earff's carbon pollution is down
17% giving them 30 more years to harp and whine....

Posted by: beanervt at May 20, 2020 06:14 AM (YHcGR)

858 JT insists on sitting inside.

If I sit outside, I can't reach my keyboard.....

Posted by: JT at May 20, 2020 06:15 AM (arJlL)

859 The hooker analogy ignores the fact that since she would do anything I want, I would have her outside weeding the flower beds.

Overpriced? Yep. But at least I would get something out of the deal.

Posted by: jsg at May 20, 2020 06:15 AM (aFWbw)

860 If I sit outside, I can't reach my keyboard.....
Posted by: JT


Oh honey, we got grits, country ham, hot coffee and wifi.

Posted by: Your No Nonsense waitress (a True Story) at May 20, 2020 06:18 AM (QzkSJ)

861 I guess there's a new novel that imagines what if Hilldawg never marries Bubba yet goes on to become president.

If Hillary *hic*shart*googly eye* had not married Bill Clinton she would likely have been a mid level bureaucrat toiling away in some obscure government department of redundancy. She would remain unmarried to this day and have a menagerie of cats. She would be even more bitter than she is now.

Posted by: Blutarski at May 20, 2020 06:19 AM (VNfwt)

862 I don't care what the NFL does. They're a private enterprise. Making themselves more irrelevant is fine with me. Announcing the discrimination shows how much anyone cares about the law. They'll do it anyway.

Posted by: jsg at May 20, 2020 06:22 AM (aFWbw)

863 >>> If Hillary *hic*shart*googly eye* had not married Bill Clinton she would likely have been a mid level bureaucrat toiling away in some obscure government department of redundancy.

Disagree. She would have back-stabbed her way to the top of some department.

Posted by: fluffy at May 20, 2020 06:22 AM (FgJKq)

864 Hillary lovers will tell you if Hillary had not married Bill Clinton, the guy she did marry would have been the President.

Posted by: jsg at May 20, 2020 06:25 AM (aFWbw)

865 Good morning!

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 20, 2020 06:26 AM (NZbXf)

866 She would be even more bitter than she is now.
Posted by: Blutarski


'Thick brown sandals did nothing to conceal her wide feet and the hair on her toes'. Dolly was embarrassed that she was staring.

Hillary's eyes, glared at her from behind coke-bottle-thick lenses' with an air of real hostility.

Her thick eyebrows melded together stretching across her forehead.

'In that moment, I noticed that the woman emitted an overpowering odor of perspiration and greasy hair. I hoped that I wouldn't gag when she got in the car'.

I was stunned thinking it was some kind of a sick joke - a woman in a hideous disguise.
Finally the introduction: 'Dolly, this is Hillary. Hillary, Dolly.'

Posted by: Miklos, qouting Bills's other ladybaby at May 20, 2020 06:27 AM (QzkSJ)

867 'In that moment, I noticed that the woman emitted an overpowering odor of perspiration and greasy hair.

The type person that insists on the middle seat of an airplane

Posted by: Bruce at May 20, 2020 06:31 AM (vd8XM)

868 Thank you! The weird thing is that I am rather used to floods where I live now (on the delta where the St Clair River meets Lake St. Clair) but am more worried about my hometown.
Posted by: NaughtyPine at May 20, 2020 05:26 AM (/+bwe)

I bought my boat there. I love that area.

Posted by: clutch at May 20, 2020 06:35 AM (PYnuI)

869 The type person that insists on the middle seat of an airplane
Posted by: Bruce

Aisle seat amigo

Posted by: Miklos, Delta Flying Colonel (almost) at May 20, 2020 06:35 AM (QzkSJ)

870 864 Hillary lovers will tell you if Hillary had not married Bill Clinton, the guy she did marry would have been the President.
Posted by: jsg at May 20, 2020 06:25 AM (aFWbw)


Might even be true. She does have the Lady Macbeth Weltanschauung.

Posted by: Ace's liver at May 20, 2020 06:37 AM (wGeit)

871 Our weather forecasters are wrong again. AM yesterday the weekend wan't going to be a great weekend, but Saturday was to be dry.
This morning, OOPSIE, Saturday rain

But the worlds gonna end in 10 years. You can count on that!

Posted by: Bruce at May 20, 2020 06:39 AM (vd8XM)

872 Movie review for all y'all early morning fappers.

John Henry, currently #4 on Netflix top 10. It's set in Compton, CA (I think there's some other documentary called Straight Outa Compton, I know I've heard that phrase anyways.

Our protagonist is not a superhero, but he is an immensely strong man with a total phobia about touching guns. And he's a bit of a recluse. So far, so good.

Of course, the sound track is all rap, with lotsa bummer lyrics, conveniently subtitled.

It's an awful movie, poorly acted. It does have a few revealing bits of dialogue related to our common interests in chasing the American dream, but littered with a sense of crushing despair of ever getting there. Lots of references to young boys dying, at each others' hands.That rings true enough.

Even the other 'good guys' besides Henry are drug dealers or worse for the most part. The law is, at best, an inconvenience to deal with. Not a force for good. I dunno, but I'm leaning more that way myself, after today's jackboots emerge in mainly Blue cities during the pandemic.

The illegals are portrayed as the purest playas in this drama. And that ain't saying much. And even the ending was poorly executed, so to speak.

I tried to not give away many spoilers, in case someone else wants to waste a couple of hours of their lives. After all, should I be the only one to suffer?

Other than a very few insightful gems of dialogue, it is dreck. The cinematography is sorta OK.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 20, 2020 06:45 AM (Z4rgH)

873 I expect to get home today and have to deal with a bunch of dead bunnies. Heavy rain the last two days and yesterday their little hole had water in it. At least two were already dead. The other four were moving some so I took them out and cover them in grass but it seems like their mom abandoned them or something.

Posted by: Buzzion at May 20, 2020 06:47 AM (uLsaz)

874 The other four were moving some so I took them out and cover them in grass but it seems like their mom abandoned them or something.
Posted by: Buzzion at May 20, 2020 06:47 AM (uLsaz)

You are mommy now.

Posted by: jsg at May 20, 2020 06:49 AM (aFWbw)

875 Just looking at the map of the area around Edenville...that's a whole lotta lake getting drained but there doesn't seem to be a lot of development downstream.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 20, 2020 06:49 AM (NZbXf)

876 Straight Outa Compton is NWA, a line in one of their rap songs and maybe the song title. I think they titled the movie about them with that as well.

Posted by: Buzzion at May 20, 2020 06:50 AM (uLsaz)

877 "How to Stop a Feminist" . . . Naw, she'd just stand outside the open door and squawl at you.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 20, 2020 06:50 AM (rpbg1)

878 You are mommy now.
Posted by: jsg


In a Good way

Awwwww

Posted by: Miklos, almost better than kitty home videos at May 20, 2020 06:51 AM (QzkSJ)

879 874 The other four were moving some so I took them out and cover them in grass but it seems like their mom abandoned them or something.
Posted by: Buzzion at May 20, 2020 06:47 AM (uLsaz)

You are mommy now.
Posted by: jsg at May 20, 2020 06:49 AM (aFWbw)



No I am not. They weren't even a week old. I am disposal unit and will be tossing them somewhere that some other animal can take them for a snack.

Posted by: Buzzion at May 20, 2020 06:51 AM (uLsaz)

880 Just looking at the map of the area around Edenville...that's a whole lotta lake getting drained but there doesn't seem to be a lot of development downstream.
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead

I just found an arial video of the water coming over that dam.. WOW

Posted by: Bruce at May 20, 2020 06:51 AM (vd8XM)

881 How many draft picks does an NFL team get for hiring from the LGBTXYZ menu?

Good morning!

Posted by: Bruce at May 20, 2020 06:13 AM (vd8XM)


They get to move up 6 spots in the 3rd round of draft picks. No, really! Hiring a black head coach gets you this 'privilege'.

Not that I give 1/000th of a fuck.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 20, 2020 06:52 AM (Z4rgH)

882 How to Stop a Feminist" . . . Naw, she'd just stand outside the open door and squawl at you.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

Artificial Hair colour is from CHEMICALS

Posted by: Miklos-Karen von Neumann at May 20, 2020 06:53 AM (QzkSJ)

883 No I am not. They weren't even a week old. I am disposal unit and will be tossing them somewhere that some other animal can take them for a snack.
Posted by: Buzzion at May 20, 2020 06:51 AM (uLsaz)

Or that.

I found 2 bunnies years ago and eye droppered them milk with Mom's help until they were large enough to be on their own.

One thing about rabbits is they are really good at making more.

Posted by: jsg at May 20, 2020 06:56 AM (aFWbw)

884 Not that I give 1/000th of a fuck.
Posted by: GnuBreed at May 20, 2020 06:52 AM (Z4rgH)


1 millifuck.

Posted by: Système international at May 20, 2020 06:56 AM (t+qrx)

885 They get to move up 6 spots in the 3rd round of draft picks. No, really! Hiring a black head coach gets you this 'privilege'.

Rodger Goodell has done more to destroy the NFL than all the kneeling players ever could have.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 20, 2020 06:57 AM (NZbXf)

886 "What famous person's death upset you the most? "

*
*

Robert Vaughn, I guess. My favorite actor since I was 11 and he starred in The Man From U.N.C.L.E.. I went to see Bullitt because he was in it; his beard in The Mind of Mr. Soames inspired me to grow mine.

He was a liberal, yes. He was friends with Bobby Kennedy, and famously debated William F. Buckley, and was very anti-Vietnam War. But he never made a big fuss about his positions -- mostly just did his work. And politics never mattered to me back then. (Maybe because actors kept their political opinions to themselves.)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 20, 2020 06:58 AM (rpbg1)

887 Not that I give 1/000th of a fuck.
Posted by: GnuBreed at May 20, 2020 06:52 AM (Z4rgH)


Even all of the Kraperdick nonsense I had watched little pro ball. The announcers irritate me. The timeouts for replays give the announcers more time to irritate me. College football is getting into the can't watch category also

Posted by: Bruce at May 20, 2020 06:59 AM (vd8XM)

888 Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 20, 2020 06:49 AM (NZbXf)

Shiawassee área natural flooding will absorb that water and send it down to me on Lake Erie.

Posted by: clutch at May 20, 2020 07:00 AM (PYnuI)

889 Even all of the Kraperdick nonsense

Correction, BEFORE all of the krap...

Posted by: Bruce at May 20, 2020 07:00 AM (vd8XM)

890
I just found an arial video of the water coming over that dam.. WOW
Posted by: Bruce at May 20, 2020 06:51 AM (vd8XM)

This one, I'm guessing

https://youtu.be/RQh7kIDvNLw

Posted by: jsg at May 20, 2020 07:02 AM (aFWbw)

891 The other famous person whose death got to me was that of novelist Evan Hunter, aka mystery writer Ed McBain, the creator of the "87th Precinct" series. He was due to speak and sign his latest book at an independent bookstore when I lived in Denver, and I planned to go.

Unfortunately, this was the week of 9/11/2001.

He had to cancel, and I never heard about a reschedule . . . but then the news came later that year that he had died.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 20, 2020 07:03 AM (rpbg1)

892 Reading that two dams in MI burst, having to evacuate over 10,000 people.

Not a good look for Whitmer; crumbling infrastructure.

Posted by: WisRich at May 20, 2020 07:04 AM (OAlmw)

893 This one, I'm guessing

https://youtu.be/RQh7kIDvNLw
Posted by: jsg

Yes. Does the river run north or south?
Yeah, I know, it runs anyway it wants to

Posted by: Bruce at May 20, 2020 07:04 AM (vd8XM)

894 Not a good look for Whitmer; crumbling infrastructure.
Posted by: WisRich

She'll take care of that after the roads. Probably after the next election

Posted by: Bruce at May 20, 2020 07:05 AM (vd8XM)

895 Posted by: clutch at May 20, 2020 07:00 AM (PYnuI)

Gonna be a soggy few weeks for you guys. That area has so much rainfall, I can't see where it's gonna be absorbed any time soon.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 20, 2020 07:05 AM (NZbXf)

896 111 For example, when the virtual background of a Zoom meeting attendee has pictures of his or her wedding, it unintentionally reinforces the idea that marriage is most fitting between opposite sexes.

Except if it is a picture of a perfectly legal gay marriage ...

So who's the biased one here ???
Posted by: Adriane the Earl of Hamburger Critic ... at May 19, 2020 10:20 PM (LPnfS)

Exactly.

Posted by: m at May 20, 2020 07:06 AM (Fqlfr)

897 So the Karen Gov of Oregone says she will track down people in closed counties that leave their county to shop in open counties.

GOOD AND HARD!

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 20, 2020 07:07 AM (JFO2v)

898 894 Not a good look for Whitmer; crumbling infrastructure.
Posted by: WisRich

She'll take care of that after the roads. Probably after the next election
Posted by: Bruce at May 20, 2020 07:05 AM (vd8XM)
--------

I'll give her this. The amount of rain we got in the midwest over the last three days was CRAZY.

Posted by: WisRich at May 20, 2020 07:07 AM (OAlmw)

899 Yes. Does the river run north or south?
Yeah, I know, it runs anyway it wants to
Posted by: Bruce at May 20, 2020 07:04 AM (vd8XM)

Yep. And the only thing you can do is get away from it. Not much different than getting harangued by a murder of Karens on facebook.

Posted by: jsg at May 20, 2020 07:07 AM (aFWbw)

900 So who's the biased one here ???
Posted by: Adriane the Earl of Hamburger Critic ... at May 19, 2020 10:20 PM (LPnfS)

Exactly.
Posted by: m at May 20, 2020 07:06 AM (Fqlfr)

How about Bruce bending Bill over the couch and banging him like a drum?

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 20, 2020 07:08 AM (JFO2v)

901 897 So the Karen Gov of Oregone says she will track down people in closed counties that leave their county to shop in open counties.

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

Good luck with that one.

Posted by: jsg at May 20, 2020 07:08 AM (aFWbw)

902 Rodger Goodell has done more to destroy the NFL than all the kneeling players ever could have.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 20, 2020 06:57 AM (NZbXf)


I dunno. I've been a loyal non-NFL watcher since 2000 or so, so my GAF meter hasn't been affected.

But but one my best buds had been a loyal fan until the kneeling started. One day, I offered him a free Saints ballcap I acquired as a giveaway, and he said "No thanks. I'm done with football."

To him, retired military, it was a VBFD.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 20, 2020 07:09 AM (Z4rgH)

903 I'll give her this. The amount of rain we got in the midwest over the last three days was CRAZY.
Posted by: WisRich

That's for sure. A buddy of mine sent me pics of the dock in Fish Creek Wi. Lake Michigan is about 2 feet below the top of the city pier. This, of course, is caused by global warming.

12 years ago, the same area was dredging out the harbors so boats could get out the the lake,
This, of course, was because of global warming

Posted by: Bruce at May 20, 2020 07:10 AM (vd8XM)

904 Oh honey, we got grits, country ham, hot coffee and wifi.
Posted by: Your No Nonsense waitress (a True Story)


Have a great one, lady !

Posted by: JT at May 20, 2020 07:10 AM (arJlL)

905 1 millifuck.
Posted by: Système international at May 20, 2020 06:56 AM (t+qrx)

giving a millifuck is like tipping 1 penny.

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 20, 2020 07:10 AM (JFO2v)

906 Was in parking lot with co-worker getting him some screws from my truck, woman frantically comes out saying we must wear masks ( we are in parking lot) I told her ' No, inside yes, outside it isn't going to happen". Well heard a nasty email gt to my office tjat we are not respectful to their cancer patients.
My answer will still be no, its not going to happen, no requirement in Pa for outside mask wearing.
Posted by: Skip at May 20, 2020


*
*

My apartment complex sent me a notice, days late, about renewing my lease by the 31st (actually the 29th, as they are closed on weekends). They had the nerve to say that I would have to wear a mask in the office. I wrote back that I can't wear a mask due to medical conditions. We'll see what they say.

They can hand me the contract through the door, or put it in an envelope on my door. But common sense is in short supply around this dump.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 20, 2020 07:11 AM (rpbg1)

907 877 "How to Stop a Feminist" . . . Naw, she'd just stand outside the open door and squawl at you.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 20, 2020 06:50 AM (rpbg1)


Now that I don't have to worry about feminists in HR, there's no reason to pay attention to them at all. Squawl away, blue haired land whales. I'll come back with my best fat jokes.

Posted by: Ace's liver at May 20, 2020 07:11 AM (wGeit)

908 There is nothing Global Warming can't do.

Posted by: Case at May 20, 2020 07:11 AM (tWAkG)

909 I always thought that a water pipeline to here in the southwest would be a viable project. We have the space for more people but not the water, would the cost be feasible?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 20, 2020 07:12 AM (NI4rU)

910 But but one my best buds had been a loyal fan until the kneeling started. One day, I offered him a free Saints ballcap I acquired as a giveaway, and he said "No thanks. I'm done with football."

To him, retired military, it was a VBFD.
Posted by: GnuBreed at May 20, 2020 07:09 AM (Z4rgH)

THat was the purpose. I think many sports really only want the right fans watching.

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 20, 2020 07:12 AM (JFO2v)

911 I always thought that a water pipeline to here in the southwest would be a viable project. We have the space for more people but not the water, would the cost be feasible?
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby

Could be. But if you're talking about sucking the water out of the Great Lakes, be warned. Right now they would be more than happy for you to take all you want and then some. When the lake level drops, you will be blamed for using too much water

Posted by: Bruce at May 20, 2020 07:13 AM (vd8XM)

912 THat was the purpose. I think many sports really only want the right fans watching.
Posted by: rhennigantx

They want the Right fans, they get what's Left

Posted by: Bruce at May 20, 2020 07:14 AM (vd8XM)

913 Gov. Whitmer won't suffer any damage politically from those dams breaking. She'll blame the evil corporations that built them, or the local authorities or the...... You get my drift. Of course the water situation in Flint was all the fault of the governor, yes he was Republican. Whitmer as you know is untouchable as a Dem.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at May 20, 2020 07:15 AM (JVgnl)

914 mornin yall. After 2 months of no activity and no communication a customer emailed me last night and requested that I complete and deliver a two day project this afternoon. I will call them in a bit and tell them it might be ready tomorrow afternoon if all goes well.

It seems to be a last minute thing for them but it's not my problem. I need some advance notice. It's not like I'm sitting around at home waiting for something to do.

Posted by: freaked at May 20, 2020 07:15 AM (Tnijr)

915 910 But but one my best buds had been a loyal fan until the kneeling started. One day, I offered him a free Saints ballcap I acquired as a giveaway, and he said "No thanks. I'm done with football."

To him, retired military, it was a VBFD.
Posted by: GnuBreed at May 20, 2020 07:09 AM (Z4rgH)

THat was the purpose. I think many sports really only want the right fans watching.
Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 20, 2020 07:12 AM (JFO2v)


As always, the SJWs don't actually like the activity they're trying to "improve". Once all the loyal fans are done with the NFL, the SJWs will move on, like locusts, and the league will either go bankrupt or limp along in much a diminished form. You'd think with CTE they'd be watching the bottom line like hawks, but I guess there's a certain amount of hubris that goes with running a large organization.

Posted by: Ace's liver at May 20, 2020 07:17 AM (wGeit)

916 What's up with NZ???? their money's in the dumpster 0.54 on the buck

their gun violence (since the gun ban) is up over 50 percent..

and their now tracking customers?? that feminazi isn't working out


to well as a leader....
Posted by: beanervt at May 20, 2020 05:02 AM (YHcGR)

Why is "gun violence" bad and violence by all other means OK?

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at May 20, 2020 07:17 AM (ejsiI)

917 Why is "gun violence" bad and violence by all other means OK?
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at May 20, 2020 07:17 AM (ejsiI)


To be fair, you'd rather take a beating from someone's fists than get shot. You're a lot less likely to actually die.

Posted by: Ace's liver at May 20, 2020 07:19 AM (wGeit)

918 909 I always thought that a water pipeline to here in the southwest would be a viable project. We have the space for more people but not the water, would the cost be feasible?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 20, 2020 07:12 AM (NI4rU)

The Great North American Dignity Canal project will practically pay for itself!

Posted by: Carpe Manana at May 20, 2020 07:19 AM (PbH71)

919 How can he be a Mommy now,the Rabbit died, No need to stew about it.

signed Jugged Hare.

Posted by: saf at May 20, 2020 07:20 AM (5IHGB)

920 As always, the SJWs don't actually like the activity they're trying to "improve". Once all the loyal fans are done with the NFL, the SJWs will move on, like locusts, and the league will either go bankrupt or limp along in much a diminished form. You'd think with CTE they'd be watching the bottom line like hawks, but I guess there's a certain amount of hubris that goes with running a large organization.
Posted by: Ace's liver at May 20, 2020 07:17 AM (w


Apparently the season finale of BatLesbian was scary black man being bad because CTE because NFL bad.

Posted by: Buzzion at May 20, 2020 07:20 AM (uLsaz)

921 914 mornin yall. After 2 months of no activity and no communication a customer emailed me last night and requested that I complete and deliver a two day project this afternoon. I will call them in a bit and tell them it might be ready tomorrow afternoon if all goes well.

It seems to be a last minute thing for them but it's not my problem. I need some advance notice. It's not like I'm sitting around at home waiting for something to do.
Posted by: freaked at May 20, 2020 07:15 AM (Tnijr)

Shit like that pisses me off. Emergency drop what I am doing and do my work instead incurs a penalty fee in my work.

Posted by: jsg at May 20, 2020 07:20 AM (aFWbw)

922 CCP striking out at western governments all over, according to WSJ. They are running around trying to convince world population the US Army originated covid as an attack on China. People can laugh in amazement, but they think it's working.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at May 20, 2020 07:20 AM (NVYyb)

923 Crowbar violence is like a butterfly kiss compared to getting shot.

Posted by: freaked at May 20, 2020 07:20 AM (Tnijr)

924 The United Nations has put out a tweet asserting that people shouldn't use politically incorrect terms like "boyfriend," "girlfriend," "husband" and "wife" in order to "help create a more equal world."

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Was there ever a more appropriate use of the term "LOLGF" than over this horse****?

Posted by: Lady in Black, sans mask at May 20, 2020 07:21 AM (O+I8R)

925 911 I always thought that a water pipeline to here in the southwest would be a viable project. We have the space for more people but not the water, would the cost be feasible?
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby

Could be. But if you're talking about sucking the water out of the Great Lakes, be warned. Right now they would be more than happy for you to take all you want and then some. When the lake level drops, you will be blamed for using too much water
Posted by: Bruce at May 20, 2020 07:13 AM (vd8XM)
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In addition, there is a Great Lakes compact by the surrounding states who's job is to protect the resource.

Posted by: WisRich at May 20, 2020 07:21 AM (OAlmw)

926 Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger reportedly broke pandemic restrictions when he recently visited an Allegheny County barbershop, which was not yet permitted according to state rules.

The actions of Roethlisberger were criticized by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday.

What do you call a male Karen?

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 20, 2020 07:22 AM (JFO2v)

927 Bonjour fappeurs!

Made my coffee Extra Crunchy this morning.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 20, 2020 07:22 AM (NWiLs)

928 "Shit like that pisses me off. Emergency drop what I am doing and do my work instead incurs a penalty fee in my work."

No kidding. I don't need the stress. F'n architects.

Posted by: freaked at May 20, 2020 07:23 AM (Tnijr)

929 I saw yesterday an interesting take on 'Take the red pill'.

They framed the idea as not a left vs right decision, but a choice on unvarnished truth vs lies.

Iow, put an end to the bullshit. Whatever the source.

Still, that is bad news for the Libs. They are much more reliant on bullshit to sell their product of disinfo.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 20, 2020 07:23 AM (Z4rgH)

930 914 mornin yall. After 2 months of no activity and no communication a customer emailed me last night and requested that I complete and deliver a two day project this afternoon. I will call them in a bit and tell them it might be ready tomorrow afternoon if all goes well.

It seems to be a last minute thing for them but it's not my problem. I need some advance notice. It's not like I'm sitting around at home waiting for something to do.
Posted by: freaked at May 20, 2020 07:15 AM (Tnijr)

business is business take it!

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 20, 2020 07:23 AM (JFO2v)

931 What do you call a male Karen?
Posted by: rhennigantx

A few days ago someone here was referring to them as "Hector"

Posted by: Bruce at May 20, 2020 07:23 AM (vd8XM)

932 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 20, 2020 07:24 AM (3D/fK)

933 Made my coffee Extra Crunchy this morning.
Posted by: Insomniac

Coffee with fiber!

A marketing idea?

Posted by: Bruce at May 20, 2020 07:24 AM (vd8XM)

934 Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 20, 2020 07:12 AM

No, if you want water move to MI.

Posted by: clutch at May 20, 2020 07:24 AM (PYnuI)

935 924 The United Nations has put out a tweet asserting that people shouldn't use politically incorrect terms like "boyfriend," "girlfriend," "husband" and "wife" in order to "help create a more equal world."

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Was there ever a more appropriate use of the term "LOLGF" than over this horse****?
Posted by: Lady in Black, sans mask at May 20, 2020 07:21 AM (O+I8R)

I like my current lay. Or the gal Im porking lately. Fuckbuddy works too!

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 20, 2020 07:24 AM (JFO2v)

936 What do you call a male Karen?
Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 20, 2020


*
*

A Kenneth. Never a Kenny or a Ken -- a Kenneth.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 20, 2020 07:25 AM (rpbg1)

937 931 What do you call a male Karen?
Posted by: rhennigantx

A few days ago someone here was referring to them as "Hector"
Posted by: Bruce at May 20, 2020 07:23 AM (vd8XM)


Hahahaha. That's funny.

Posted by: Ace's liver at May 20, 2020 07:26 AM (wGeit)

938 What do you call a male Karen?
Posted by: rhennigantx

A few days ago someone here was referring to them as "Hector"
Posted by: Bruce at May 20, 2020


*
*

That's better than my suggestion of "Kenneth."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 20, 2020 07:26 AM (rpbg1)

939 I like my current lay. Or the gal Im porking lately. Fuckbuddy works too!
Posted by: rhennigantx

It seems the in the know young folk like the word beeyotch.

Imma use that one

Posted by: Bruce at May 20, 2020 07:26 AM (vd8XM)

940 "business is business take it!"

It's a good and long time customer so I will do it but it will not be done today even if I could get it done today. I've told them before I need advance notice and am not going to be treated like that.

Posted by: freaked at May 20, 2020 07:26 AM (Tnijr)

941 Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at May 20, 2020 07:15 AM (JVgnl)

I disagree with you. If PDT says he will help MI, she will attack him since she has major TDS. that dog won't hunt in this state.

Posted by: clutch at May 20, 2020 07:26 AM (PYnuI)

942 Just build a pipeline from the Mississippi river to the Southwest. Save distance, time and money.

Posted by: Case at May 20, 2020 07:27 AM (tWAkG)

943 If I email them LOLGF I wonder if they would know what it means.

Posted by: freaked at May 20, 2020 07:27 AM (Tnijr)

944 In addition, there is a Great Lakes compact by the surrounding states who's job is to protect the resource.


Posted by: WisRich at May 20, 2020 07:21 AM

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Which is blatantly unconstitutional according to Article 1 Section 10 of the Constitution.

"No state shall, without the consent of Congress, lay any duty of tonnage, keep troops, or ships of war in time of peace, enter into any agreement or compact with another state, or with a foreign power, or engage in war, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent danger as will not admit of delay."

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 20, 2020 07:28 AM (JUOKG)

945 In addition, there is a Great Lakes compact by the surrounding states who's job is to protect the resource.

Posted by: WisRich at May 20, 2020 07:21 AM (OAlmw)

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And Canada. Building a pipeline isn't going to happen.
Some of those people living in Arizona may simply have to suck it up and discover the joys of winter in Ohio if they want water. Come north and vote out the GOPe (DeWine), with enthusiasm!

Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at May 20, 2020 07:28 AM (NVYyb)

946 Still, that is bad news for the Libs. They are much more reliant on bullshit to sell their product of disinfo.
Posted by: GnuBreed at May 20, 2020 07:23 AM (Z4rgH)

I think the movie made it clear the red pill was that whole fucking truth. I think many people will see (and understand) that as a rule when government tries to do something for you they end up doing something TO YOU.

In this current safety for freedom I hope many more people realize that safety is just informed risk and consent while freedom is a real G d given right.

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 20, 2020 07:28 AM (JFO2v)

947 I always thought Jerruh Jones had a shot at resuscitating the NFL, he being the coach of "America's Team' and all. He could have very publicly stated that anybody on his team who decided to kneel would be looking for new team. But no. He decided they were all going to march out and lock elbows to kneel in solidarity, on national TV. Then and there, I decided I didn't give two shits about the NFL.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 20, 2020 07:29 AM (NZbXf)

948 If I email them LOLGF I wonder if they would know what it means.
Posted by: freaked

They'll have to run it by the interpreter corp first.
The sign language guy should be a hoot

Posted by: Bruce at May 20, 2020 07:29 AM (vd8XM)

949 925 Idiot congressman back in my Ohio days was a proponent of a canal from Lake Erie (probably Ashtabula Harbor) to the Ohio River (probably East Liverpool). While he was an idiot, and something of a criminal to boot, this idea looked good on paper until water conservation came into play. Jim Traficant, Congressman, Sheriff, convict.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at May 20, 2020 07:29 AM (C1Lsn)

950 The southwest will just have to drain the Colorado, and tell Southern California to find some other source of water.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at May 20, 2020 07:29 AM (NVYyb)

951 Michigan not having a good week, yes?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 20, 2020 07:31 AM (3D/fK)

952 And Canada. Building a pipeline isn't going to happen.
Some of those people living in Arizona may simply have to suck it up and discover the joys of winter in Ohio if they want water. Come north and vote out the GOPe (DeWine), with enthusiasm!
Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at May 20, 2020 07:28 AM (NVYyb)

Is not AZ now a Prog state?

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 20, 2020 07:31 AM (JFO2v)

953 Dear Customer,

In these difficult times, LOLGF.

Thank you,

Freaked

Posted by: freaked at May 20, 2020 07:31 AM (Tnijr)

954 949: I kind of miss Jim Traficant.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 20, 2020 07:31 AM (CjZC5)

955 Jim Traficant, Congressman, Sheriff, convict.


Member of the Hair Club for Men.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 20, 2020 07:31 AM (oVJmc)

956 950 The southwest will just have to drain the Colorado, and tell Southern California to find some other source of water.
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There's an ocean of fresh water a couple of miles below Colorado. All it takes is an atomic bomb to get to it. Jeebus - what slackers.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 20, 2020 07:32 AM (WKGFH)

957 I gotta admit I am amazed Biden would still consider Half-Whitmer to be a Veep ticket partner. He can't do anything right.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at May 20, 2020 07:32 AM (NVYyb)

958 Red pill truth #1 - freedom is greater than fear

Posted by: Heart of Darkness at May 20, 2020 07:33 AM (xceTB)

959 The sign language guy should be a hoot
Posted by: Bruce at May 20, 2020 07:29 AM (vd8XM)

easy

shake shoulder like a big hearty laugh
make circle with thumb and finger
stick two fingers from other hand repeatedly in circle

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 20, 2020 07:34 AM (JFO2v)

960 He can't do anything right.
Posted by: Huck Follywood,

He got his sock drawer sorted yesterday.
The left socks on the right side and the right socks on the left side.

Posted by: Bruce at May 20, 2020 07:34 AM (vd8XM)

961 957 I gotta admit I am amazed Biden would still consider Half-Whitmer to be a Veep ticket partner. He can't do anything right.
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Detroit and blacks wymynz.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 20, 2020 07:34 AM (WKGFH)

962 I totally miss Jim Traficant. Forthright crooks are much to be preferred to the current class of crooks in politics, who dress it up in claims of socialism and gender war talk.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at May 20, 2020 07:34 AM (NVYyb)

963 954 He was entertaining. Did time in his own jail while Sheriff. No doubt got his wardrobe from the Goodwill unwanted dumpster. Same barber as Kasich. For sure mobbed up at times in Youngstown.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at May 20, 2020 07:34 AM (C1Lsn)

964 I always picture a male version of Karen to be named Conner. Skinny, bearded, noodle armed, slumped posture. A Conner.

Posted by: Lady in Black, sans mask at May 20, 2020 07:35 AM (O+I8R)

965 949 925 Idiot congressman back in my Ohio days was a proponent of a canal from Lake Erie (probably Ashtabula Harbor) to the Ohio River (probably East Liverpool). While he was an idiot, and something of a criminal to boot, this idea looked good on paper until water conservation came into play. Jim Traficant, Congressman, Sheriff, convict.
Posted by: bill in arkansas at May 20, 2020 07:29 AM (C1Lsn)


Heh. I remember that guy's hair.

Posted by: Ace's liver at May 20, 2020 07:35 AM (wGeit)

966 There is a Huge Ocean along their coast...GROW SALTED PEANUTS....base-a-ball coming.

Posted by: saf at May 20, 2020 07:35 AM (5IHGB)

967 Okay. Time to start stuff. Gonna have to stretch before I bale the front and back yard.

YIKES!

Posted by: Bruce at May 20, 2020 07:35 AM (vd8XM)

968 Oh, and a "The Future is Female" t-shirt.

Posted by: Lady in Black, sans mask at May 20, 2020 07:36 AM (O+I8R)

969 Just build a pipeline from the Mississippi river to the Southwest. Save distance, time and money.

Posted by: Case at May 20, 2020 07:27 AM (tWAkG)


Even it, like the Great Lakes, suffers from periodic droughts. And that's when the next fight started.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 20, 2020 07:36 AM (Z4rgH)

970 clutch. Thanks. I hope you're right. Is she crazy enough to turn down the help because orangemanbad?

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at May 20, 2020 07:37 AM (JVgnl)

971 I gotta admit I am amazed Biden would still consider Half-Whitmer to be a Veep ticket partner. He can't do anything right.

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I'm not surprised, tbh. He's checking the female box. But he's also probably thinking, between he and Whitless, they'll be able to take back MI and PA from Trump.

Posted by: Lady in Black, sans mask at May 20, 2020 07:37 AM (O+I8R)

972 If California would take the money they blow on the high speed rail and dedicate it to desalination, maybe their water problems would be over. I kid of course.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at May 20, 2020 07:38 AM (C1Lsn)

973 So yesterday was a bumper day for arresting Chinese spies in American universities. It turns out a lot of side-gigs were actually illegal.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at May 20, 2020 07:38 AM (NVYyb)

974 What do you call a male Karen?
Posted by: rhennigantx
~~~~~

I thought Todd was a male Karen.

Thanks a lot Todd.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 20, 2020 07:38 AM (sGotD)

975 "If California would take the money they blow on the high speed rail and dedicate it to desalination, maybe their water problems would be over."

What happened to towing icebergs down to Cali? That sounds like a reasonable thing to do.

Posted by: freaked at May 20, 2020 07:40 AM (Tnijr)

976 The southwest will just have to drain the Colorado, and tell Southern California to find some other source of water.





Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at May 20, 2020 07:29 AM

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They are building a 15,000 acre reservoir not 10 miles from my house here in NE Texas, the first to be built since the 70s.


California could do the same but they refuse to.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 20, 2020 07:40 AM (JUOKG)

977 973 So yesterday was a bumper day for arresting Chinese spies in American universities. It turns out a lot of side-gigs were actually illegal.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at May 20, 2020 07:38 AM (NVYyb)

My guess is that if there are 4 or 5 from a family working in your Uni or lab they are stealing secrets. They arrested 12 at UT MD Anderson.

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 20, 2020 07:40 AM (JFO2v)

978 I'm not surprised, tbh. He's checking the female
box. But he's also probably thinking, between he and Whitless, they'll
be able to take back MI and PA from Trump.

Posted by: Lady in Black, sans mask at May 20, 2020 07:37 AM (O+I8R)

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I agree. That's the idea, anyway. Let's see if it works. Shelley Luther was just up there so maybe she made an impact.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at May 20, 2020 07:41 AM (NVYyb)

979 They are building a 15,000 acre reservoir not 10 miles from my house here in NE Texas, the first to be built since the 70s.


California could do the same but they refuse to.
Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 20, 2020 07:40 AM (JUOKG)

Lake Fork started filling in early 80s. Not sure when they built dam.

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 20, 2020 07:42 AM (JFO2v)

980 975 There was a show on one of the minor cable channels about some Canucks. They go out, take pot shots with a rifle at icebergs until a large chunk falls off, tow it into port and sell it to a bottled water company.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at May 20, 2020 07:42 AM (C1Lsn)

981 No, this isn't the onion or Babylon Bee.

https://tinyurl.com/yac7wzvz

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 20, 2020 07:42 AM (dUJdY)

982 Thanks a lot Todd.
Posted by: IrishEi at May 20, 2020 07:38 AM (sGotD)

Todd was the asswipe in Christmas Va Ca.

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 20, 2020 07:42 AM (JFO2v)

983 Mornin', Horde!
What's goin' on?

Top one thousand, WOOT!

Posted by: Heirloominati at May 20, 2020 07:43 AM (rqgqe)

984 980 975 There was a show on one of the minor cable channels about some Canucks. They go out, take pot shots with a rifle at icebergs until a large chunk falls off, tow it into port and sell it to a bottled water company.
Posted by: bill in arkansas at May 20, 2020 07:42 AM (C1Lsn)

Ice Pirates

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 20, 2020 07:43 AM (JFO2v)

985 What do you call a male Karen?
Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 20, 2020 07:22 AM (JFO2v)

Fag.

Posted by: jsg at May 20, 2020 07:44 AM (aFWbw)

986 Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at May 20, 2020 07:37 AM (JVgnl)

She doesn't have to reject the money. The more pressure on her, the stupider she acts. She is a silver spooner with no real world experience.

Posted by: clutch at May 20, 2020 07:45 AM (PYnuI)

987 972 If California would take the money they blow on the high speed rail and dedicate it to desalination, maybe their water problems would be over. I kid of course.
Posted by: bill in arkansas at May 20, 2020 07:38 AM (C1Lsn)


Desal produces incredibly expensive water. When I lived in Santa Barbara there was a drought, and the city decided to build two desal plants, of which I believe only one was finished. They never used the either plant to produce water, and instead mothballed them both and hooked into the state water system instead.

Posted by: Ace's liver at May 20, 2020 07:45 AM (wGeit)

988 Todd was the asswipe in Christmas Va Ca.
Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 20, 2020 07:42 AM (JFO2v)
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He's also the idiot who got karaoke cancelled, remember?

https://preview.tinyurl.com/rowmhf5

Posted by: IrishEi at May 20, 2020 07:46 AM (sGotD)

989 Nine-ninety-first!

Posted by: Brother Cavil Tim at May 20, 2020 07:46 AM (iKMuO)

990 Missed it by that much...

Posted by: Brother Cavil Tim at May 20, 2020 07:47 AM (iKMuO)

991 Is not AZ now a Prog state?
_____________

No, it is not. Despite the left's best crooked efforts to make it so.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at May 20, 2020 07:47 AM (k4dH2)

992 985
What do you call a male Karen?

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 20, 2020 07:22 AM (JFO2v)

Karen.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at May 20, 2020 07:47 AM (H8QX8)

993 ...or comedy night. Whatever.

It was Todd. Thanks a lot Todd.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 20, 2020 07:48 AM (sGotD)

994 "They go out, take pot shots with a rifle at icebergs until a large chunk falls off, tow it into port and sell it to a bottled water company. "

The secret ingredient? Lead!

Posted by: Eskiwater at May 20, 2020 07:48 AM (Tnijr)

995 987 Yeah desalination now costs a lot due to energy required for the process. The Israelis do it, but your're talking a small population. Maybe an integral reactor with the desalination plant would work, but that wouldn't fly in Cali.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at May 20, 2020 07:49 AM (C1Lsn)

996 What do you call a male Karen?

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 20, 2020 07:22 AM (JFO2v)

Biff

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - YOU are all in it together! - at May 20, 2020 07:49 AM (jnM20)

997 So close

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - YOU are all in it together! - at May 20, 2020 07:50 AM (jnM20)

998 I hear rumors that the Obama administration might not have been as scandle free as he claims it was.


Just rumors, mind you.

But still.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 20, 2020 07:50 AM (3D/fK)

999 Close

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 20, 2020 07:50 AM (3D/fK)

1000 Very close

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 20, 2020 07:50 AM (3D/fK)

1001 Y1K

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 20, 2020 07:51 AM (Z4rgH)

1002 Damn!!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 20, 2020 07:51 AM (3D/fK)

1003 Thousand-and-first?

Posted by: Brother Cavil Tim at May 20, 2020 07:51 AM (iKMuO)

1004 And the winner is...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - YOU are all in it together! - at May 20, 2020 07:51 AM (jnM20)

1005 Dammit, I give up.

Posted by: Brother Cavil Tim at May 20, 2020 07:51 AM (iKMuO)

1006 Not me!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - YOU are all in it together! - at May 20, 2020 07:51 AM (jnM20)

1007 Noooooooooood!

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at May 20, 2020 07:52 AM (nBhUy)

1008 1001

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 20, 2020 07:52 AM (JFO2v)

1009 If California would take the money they blow on
the high speed rail and dedicate it to desalination, maybe their water
problems would be over. I kid of course.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at May 20, 2020 07:38 AM (C1Lsn)



Desal produces incredibly expensive water. When I lived in Santa
Barbara there was a drought, and the city decided to build two desal
plants, of which I believe only one was finished. They never used the
either plant to produce water, and instead mothballed them both and
hooked into the state water system instead.

Posted by: Ace's liver at May 20, 2020 07:45 AM

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The Navy base at GITMO uses desal plants, never had a water issue during the three years I was stationed there. There are two small ones that have been running since the 60s when castro cut off the water to the base.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 20, 2020 07:52 AM (JUOKG)

1010 JJ's awake

Posted by: IrishEi at May 20, 2020 07:53 AM (sGotD)

1011 You can make a solar water distillation plant with just a bucket and some plastic sheeting. They should do that.

Posted by: stuff I learned in Boy Scouts at May 20, 2020 07:53 AM (Tnijr)

1012 VIA, I knew your approach was the correct one but I just couldn't bring myself to sit hunched over my keyboard tapping "Post"!
Congrats!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - YOU are all in it together! - at May 20, 2020 07:53 AM (jnM20)

1013 The Navy base at GITMO uses desal plants, never had a water issue during the three years I was stationed there. There are two small ones that have been running since the 60s when castro cut off the water to the base.
Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 20, 2020 07:52 AM (JUOKG)


Oh, I'm sure the water is fine. The reason they can get away with it is they're using taxpayer money and don't care how much it costs.

Posted by: Ace's liver at May 20, 2020 07:54 AM (wGeit)

1014 Same barber as Kasich. For sure mobbed up at times in Youngstown.
Posted by: bill in Arkansas



Grew up in New Castle. "mobbed up" was fairly common during Traficant's era.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 20, 2020 07:54 AM (CjZC5)

1015 I hear rumors that the Obama administration might not have been as scandle free as he claims it was.
_____________

Is unconstitutional domestic spying on political rivals a scandal now?

Because using the IRS to punish my political enemies didn't seem to be! Nor did issuing mass amnesties to illegal aliens that I had publicly and repeatedly admitted I lacked the constitutional authority to issue.

Jeez, you bitter clingers are so nit-picky now!

Posted by: Baracky Obama at May 20, 2020 07:55 AM (k4dH2)

1016 There's a treaty with Canada over the Great Lakes that a water theft[/] diversion would run afoul, so you'd have to get PM Mangina Blackface to agree. As a Michigander I would have no problem sending water to, say, Arizona, in exchange for sunshine in winter. Otherwise FOAD.

In a sane society a male Karen woman le be known as mulch.

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at May 20, 2020 07:56 AM (d6mdH)

1017

Oy.

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at May 20, 2020 07:57 AM (d6mdH)

1018 Morning all.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 20, 2020 08:00 AM (f4vam)

1019 The "special" of BitCoin was supposed to be the Blockchain technology that came with it. Blockchain was supposed to be an open, public ledger system that would return "integrity" to the monetary system by being impossible to alter retroactively -- so that you could trace the origin and ownership of every BitCoin as it passed form owner to owner, plus a few other bells and whistles -- like being able to avoid the "double-spending" problem associated with other cryptocurrencies.

It was supposed to be "unhackable", because the alteration of one record required subsequent alteration of ALL records in the chain.

Well, that proved not to be the case: Blackchain is not only hackable, but you CAN change single records without changing the rest (which makes it easier to steal).

It also turns out the best way to generate BitCoin -- in quantity -- is illegally, since the power requirements are beyond the capabilities of a single user, and the resulting "take'" is too small to form partnerships large enough to make it worth the investment.

In the end, BitCoin, mostly because it has a known ultimate quantity, is more of a collectible than a currency.

It's like Beanie Babies for rich guys.

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Posted by: Matt Noto at May 20, 2020 09:03 AM (/KeBX)

1020 Thanks for sharing

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