Tonight's ONT Ends With A Bang!

Greetings Morons and Moronettes! How is your 2020 going?


Road Runner.jpg

Seems accurate. So does this:



Back The Blue


I posted several weeks ago about how the brown shirt tactics being used by some cops around the country was eroding faith in the police, even among those on the right. Seems I am not alone in these concerns:


Of course, after this video surfaced, this officer was lionized for his courage, and held up as a shining example of integrity for his entire department. Nah, brah, I'm pulling your leg.


Seattle police officer suspended after slamming 'tyrannical' lockdown orders in viral video


Other Lockdown News




Gretchen Whitmer Allows Gay Swinger's Club to Operate While Barber Loses License


This right here completely exposes the fiction that these things are being done in the interest of the public health. If you're worried about the spread of a deadly virus, clubs where anonymous men have random sex with each other are the first places you shut down, not the last. It's the same with keeping abortion murder mills open and closing churches. This isn't about health or safety at all. It's about using the Wuhan flu as an excuse to destroy the cultural norms of the country in an attempt to replace them with something sick and evil. I've said many times that Ace has the wrong Mencken quote on the masthead.

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.
- H. L. Mencken

Related:

Queerness: America’s Post-Christian Gnosticism


The COVID-19 'Science' Is Starting to Scare Me

The good rabbi who wrote the later article hits at, but never quite directly states, the conclusion that my own historical studies have led me to: When used as a basis for public policy, “science” always* leads to the expansion of government power and control and a contraction of individual rights and freedom.

*In some rare – very rare – cases, this may lead to positive outcomes for the population, but in every one I can think of the trade off has occurred, and in every case the expansion/contraction dynamic has continued long after whatever limited public good was achieved. Example: Something like the EPA was needed in the early 70s (should have been handled by the states, but it was needed), but whatever good it accomplished back then is far outweighed by the bloated, bureaucratic parasite on the economy that it has since become.

Musical Interlude


Playing Politics

We're 6 months out from the election, but people are starting to produce political ads. Here are 2:




I particularly like the fact that the second ad uses Jon David's “American Heart”. That song has always been a favorite of mine (I like this version better). I think it's high time that song had a resurgence. Funny thing is, this is the second time this week I've come across someone using it. Here's a country version: Filmmaker Creates Country Song that Rejects Fear, Remembers America in Pandemic.

On The Other Hand...

Goth Fonzie would like a word:



Not All Heroes Wear Capes


Afghan woman volunteers to breastfeed 20 babies after maternity ward attack




Farmageddon 2020


Last week's ONTs were a bit skimpier than usual, for which I apologize. We (myself, Gingy and Little) decided at the last minute to attend Farmageddon, an annual gathering of folks in Georgia to shoot guns, eat BBQ, and hang out drinking beer, and I didn't have time to write the ONTs before we left. We drove down in the RV, and I just want to take a minute to let y'all know what it was that took me away from my COB duties. In a word: It. Was. AWESOME.

First thing we did when we got to Georgia was wait while my wife got a mani/pedi. It was nice to be back in an America where things were open. When we got to the farm, we spent the first night hanging out and talking. The next day, it was time to shoot, and whoa Nellie was there a lot to shoot. We shot rifles. We shot shotguns. We shot pistols and sub-machine guns and a .50 cal Barrett. We shot tracers at homemade tannerite (which strangely enough was affixed to a Beto For President sign). We even shot 12 oz. cans from a “grenade” launcher. As an added bonus, one of the men there was a licensed private pilot with a Cessna 172 at a nearby field, and he took us up and let us fly it around for a bit. It was the kind of weekend that dreams are made of. Here's Little firing the .50. He hangs his head at the end there because we were shooting at a steel plate about 450 yards out and he just missed high. I had hit.


As awesome as it was to be a part of, I am even more humbled and grateful at the way everybody treated Little. Not only did he get the incredible experience of firing all those guns and flying the plane, but he was treated with respect by the men there, accepted as someone who belonged. He got to experience a weekend of American men doing American things and learned a little of what it means to be a man. That was more valuable than all of the other cool things put together.

I want to thank Bill for hosting, Claude for cooking spectacular BBQ, Jeff for bringing the .50 and letting everyone shoot it, ditto Scott with the class 3 license and the sub-machine guns (we fired a Sterling and a Swedish K, but he had a whole BOX of them). Rob was nice enough to bring tracer rounds and pass them out, and Jesse was particularly nice to Little, as well as making bacon-wrapped venison poppers which may be the best thing I've ever eaten. Matt was the pilot who gave Little an experience he wont forget. Hell, everyone there was fantastic, and I'd ride the river with any of them.

Oh, and a special shout out to Alberta Oil Peon who was generous enough to take a frantic call from me after I put new batteries in the RV on the way home and had an issue. He helped me straighten it right out (near as I can figure it was wired wrong to begin with, but one of the old batteries must have been completely dead so it wasn't delivering 24v to a 12v system. When I put the new one in, suddenly it was). Beers are on me the next time I'm up in the hat.


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Posted by: WeirdDave at 09:54 PM




Comments

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1 Sneaky.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at May 21, 2020 09:55 PM (HuH1F)

2 Put it up while I'm reading the sidebar.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at May 21, 2020 09:55 PM (HuH1F)

3 Well, you can't get one by ME!

Posted by: Charles the Simple at May 21, 2020 09:56 PM (HuH1F)

4 I'm so ronery.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at May 21, 2020 09:56 PM (HuH1F)

5 Well, this is better than 10!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - YOU are all in it together! - at May 21, 2020 09:56 PM (jnM20)

6 Ah, well, I'll get over it.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at May 21, 2020 09:56 PM (HuH1F)

7 Glad to help!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - YOU are all in it together! - at May 21, 2020 09:57 PM (jnM20)

8 THIS SHALL NOT STAND

*hic*

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 21, 2020 09:57 PM (kVr0X)

9 Oh, and outstanding content WD.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 21, 2020 09:58 PM (kVr0X)

10 Riff raff called.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at May 21, 2020 09:58 PM (HuH1F)

11 Well hell. Missed again.

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home&&&& at May 21, 2020 09:58 PM (1jt9P)

12 Hola!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 21, 2020 09:59 PM (Dc2NZ)

13 I'm in love with Stacey's mom.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 21, 2020 09:59 PM (kVr0X)

14 Today I saw Charlie Brown kick a football, and Tome eat Jerry.

Posted by: logprof at May 21, 2020 09:59 PM (oZuI0)

15 1 Sneaky.
Posted by: Charles the Simple at May 21, 2020 09:55 PM (HuH1F)

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USURPER!

Posted by: Pedro the Cruel at May 21, 2020 10:00 PM (kVr0X)

16 Just got my shipment from Jewells45. Absolutely stunning jewelry. The photos did not do the work justice. I actually gasped when I unwrapped the necklace. I cannot recommend her work highly enough.

Plus there was a bonus AoS keychain, which is also awesome! I'm a bit afraid to use it, as (as I often tell people) "If someone stole my car, they'd bring it back. Plus, there'd be an envelope on the passenger seat with a note saying 'Hope this helps' and a $20 bill."

But now they'd steal my car just to get my keychain, and this will not stand!

Thank you, Jewells! And to the rest of you, if you're not buying her work, you are missing out!


Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 21, 2020 10:01 PM (l9m7l)

17 Willowed:

They are even ruining MST3k for me.
Posted by: freaked at May 21, 2020 09:55 PM (Tnijr)


Speaking of ruining. . .Insty has a link to Tater smirking that OANN is the TCM of news broadcasts, since it gives people news "the way they remember it." On his twitter thread, he's being hammered by TCM fans.

All well and good? Of course not. Because they all have to virtue signal about TCM being staffed with gays, blacks and progressives and how the sister-screwing MAGA rednecks either are too dumb to watch the channel or won't watch it because it has women, black and gay hosts.

Fucking leftists take the joy out of everything. Although I shouldn't be surprised - there's a silent film board out there I pop into from time to time, but not much, because IMO real silent fans are some of the most arrogant assholes you will ever meet.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 21, 2020 10:01 PM (2JVJo)

18 good evening

Posted by: wing at May 21, 2020 10:01 PM (JFzNN)

19 LIBERATE UPSTATE NY!!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at May 21, 2020 10:01 PM (7WaWV)

20 Good evening, Horde!

Posted by: Ladyl at May 21, 2020 10:02 PM (TdMsT)

21 Today I saw Charlie Brown kick a football, and Tome eat Jerry.

Posted by: logprof at May 21, 2020 09:59 PM (oZuI0)

Wolf Blitzer answer a Jeopardy question.,

Posted by: Quint at May 21, 2020 10:02 PM (hHxp2)

22 I hollered at the monkey fracking otters

Posted by: BifBewalski - sinis est culus at May 21, 2020 10:02 PM (VcFUs)

23 I have ennui. It's very challenging for an auto-didact like myself.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 21, 2020 10:02 PM (kVr0X)

24 Where can I get Little's Farmageddon t-shirt?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 21, 2020 10:03 PM (Dc2NZ)

25 The good rabbi who wrote the later article hits at, but never quite
directly states, the conclusion that my own historical studies have led
me to: When used as a basis for public policy, 'science' always* leads
to the expansion of government power and control and a contraction of
individual rights and freedom.



Like war, pandemics apparently are also the health of the state

Posted by: Kindltot at May 21, 2020 10:03 PM (WyVLE)

26 Early? rats

Posted by: Skip at May 21, 2020 10:03 PM (ZCEU2)

27 Good evening!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at May 21, 2020 10:03 PM (CjFDo)

28 "Fucking leftists take the joy out of everything"

Makes me want to type delete.

Posted by: freaked at May 21, 2020 10:03 PM (Tnijr)

29 Vermin Supreme is more Libertarian then William Weld I'll give him that.


Also, he isn't a sloppy, drunk *ss, f*cking hack.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 21, 2020 10:04 PM (WdocV)

30 hola

Posted by: grease monkey at May 21, 2020 10:04 PM (mP6Ur)

31 Wait, where are AoS keychains?

Posted by: Vanya at May 21, 2020 10:04 PM (UWyMG)

32 Thank you BC!! That was only my second attempt working with polymer clay. Just be a little careful with the keychain. It won't break (at least it's not supposed to) but it can get some dings in it. I'm still learning.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 21, 2020 10:04 PM (dUJdY)

33 32 Thank you BC!! That was only my second attempt working with polymer clay. Just be a little careful with the keychain. It won't break (at least it's not supposed to) but it can get some dings in it. I'm still learning.
Posted by: Jewells45 at May 21, 2020 10:04 PM (dUJdY)

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That's what would be called a very limited warranty.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 21, 2020 10:05 PM (kVr0X)

34 I see that the Michigan Supremes say that Gretchen Whitmer has the right to take your civil liberties away under a Michigan Emergency Management law...unfortunately for these Supreme Imbeciles, no state may erase any American citizen's rights under a state law, like period, emergency or no. To try and do so is unconstitutional - otherwise we'd have free states and slave states again.

These state law suits need to be appealed to the USSC now - otherwise Der Karen Fruher Whitmer will be able suspend your life and pursuit of...well, anything, with just an emergency order or dictate.

Posted by: Boswell at May 21, 2020 10:05 PM (32YRo)

35 Gnosticism was until recently the second most damaging heresy, after Islam. But I think we've reached the point where it has exceeded the damange that old pedophile Muhammed wrought on the world.


Makes me look at how the early church handled it in a very different light now to be honest.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 21, 2020 10:05 PM (WdocV)

36 When used as a basis for public policy,"science" always* leads to the expansion of government power and control and a contraction of individual rights and freedom.

You watch, more and more you'll hear the phrase "the new normal".

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 21, 2020 10:06 PM (+lVUW)

37 That's what would be called a very limited warranty.

Indeed. People are rough with their keychains, at least I am. As I said.. still learning.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 21, 2020 10:06 PM (dUJdY)

38 We were just learning too.

Posted by: The O-Ring Team at Morton-Thiokol at May 21, 2020 10:06 PM (kVr0X)

39 Read the content, good stuff WD.

Posted by: tbodie at May 21, 2020 10:07 PM (VqySH)

40 WD, the only thing you could've done to have improved your Georgia outing?

Mount a couple SMGs each on the wing struts of the '172, just outside of the propeller arc.

And then make some strafing runs.

Decorum urges that I refrain from publishing a suggested target list.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 21, 2020 10:08 PM (QzJWU)

41 If any of you Morons are watching The Last Kingdom on Netflix, do you all think the main character, Utred, looks like a young Brad Pitt? I think he has the same facial features and mannerisms as the young Pitt. Plus he is hot.

Posted by: jmel at May 21, 2020 10:08 PM (OeWgo)

42 Mom gets spanked. Lurve it.

Posted by: eleven at May 21, 2020 10:08 PM (QLPEO)

43 Wolf Blitzer answer a Jeopardy question.,
Posted by: Quint at May 21, 2020 10:02 PM (hHxp2)


David Frum go on a diet....

Posted by: Dr. T at May 21, 2020 10:08 PM (pxDdN)

44 Weird Dave,

Very nice ONT. Love the story and the great time you had.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 21, 2020 10:08 PM (u82oZ)

45 When used as a basis for public policy, 'science' always* leads
to the expansion of government power and control and a contraction of
individual rights and freedom.


Like war, pandemics apparently are also the health of the state
Posted by: Kindltot at May 21, 2020 10:03 PM

Not to be an excessively gigantic asshole, but you'd think a practicing Jewish person would already have their internal alarms going off at massive government restriction programs based on All The Science.

Posted by: Vanya at May 21, 2020 10:08 PM (UWyMG)

46 Like war, pandemics apparently are also the health of the state
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The moral equivalent of war right? The left was trying so, so hard with global warmenation....but they finally found something that would terrorize people enough to get what they wanted.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 21, 2020 10:08 PM (WdocV)

47 That was a good weekend.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 21, 2020 10:09 PM (axyOa)

48 Had to bingle auto-didact.

Posted by: eleven at May 21, 2020 10:09 PM (QLPEO)

49 Spanked.

There was - might still be - a writer named Daphne Merkin who wrote an essay about how she liked being spanked and the difficulties she had both in bringing it up in relationships and what it meant that she, a feminist, liked being spanked. She later admitted that a lot of men took the essay as an extended personal ad and that she was bombarded with calls and letters for months afterwards.

I think the essay is reprinted in her book Dreaming of Hitler.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 21, 2020 10:09 PM (2JVJo)

50 That's quite a video from the police officer. Unexpected.

Posted by: runner at May 21, 2020 10:09 PM (zr5Kq)

51 Have a great evening, everyone.

It's time to reduce social distancing at home.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 21, 2020 10:09 PM (u82oZ)

52 Jewells--I will probably keep the keychain as treasured jewelry, and not use it as a keychain. My current keychain has Ike from South Park, and he is looking pretty grim. Like he's died more than Kenny. On the other hand, my Blondie fan club keychain still looks golden.

Thank you again! Your stuff is always incredible, much better than the pictures!

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 21, 2020 10:10 PM (l9m7l)

53 Bee home everybody. Back in his little Bee Safe. It- the hymenoptera, aint over till the fat lady's sting!

Posted by: Eric the Half a Bee at May 21, 2020 10:10 PM (G7bj9)

54 First thing we did when we got to Georgia was wait while my wife got a mani/pedi. It was nice to be back in an America where things were open.

Luckily for Georgia, Tank lost. We in Michigan weren't so lucky.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 21, 2020 10:10 PM (+lVUW)

55 would already have their internal alarms going off at massive government restriction programs based on All The Science.

Ve vill have zee recovery camps set up very soon for all of you that might have been exposed to zee virus. And convenient trains to take you there.


Posted by: Fuhrer Wittmer at May 21, 2020 10:11 PM (WdocV)

56 Oh I'm sure there are cops that are for and against this particular shit.

Posted by: eleven at May 21, 2020 10:11 PM (QLPEO)

57 Well, the smoke from my burn pit has dwindled to a thin plume, but there is a 30 mph wind out of the northwest, and the temperature has dropped right to the freezing point. No danger of the fire getting loose, since we had a soaking rain all day. Before I go to bed, I will hop in the suburban and drive around the firepit and eyeball things. Too damn cold and windy, and wet, to think about walking it.

Glad to be of help on the RV thing, WD. It was nice to hear from you.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 21, 2020 10:11 PM (Xmo7L)

58 Wait, where are AoS keychains?

Yes, indeed there are. Also rear view mirror charms.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 21, 2020 10:12 PM (dUJdY)

59 There was - might still be - a writer named Daphne Merkin who wrote an essay about how she liked being spanked

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/Looks her up

Would NOT spank her with a 10 ft pole.

Posted by: Obligatory at May 21, 2020 10:12 PM (WdocV)

60 He is going to get fired.

Posted by: runner at May 21, 2020 10:12 PM (zr5Kq)

61 The ultimate scientific achievement was SkyNet...and we all know what happened here.

The Science bros wear the imprimatur like a talisman around their necks (sorry about the horrible metaphor).

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at May 21, 2020 10:12 PM (DY3v8)

62 Leisurely wandered through the content.

Got to the end.

Only two comments.

How long ago was that, now? (Measured in Comments Per Minute?)

Howdy hello hi. Sorry, but I think the coyote caught the roadrunner several years ago.

And, um...

We're 6 months out from the election, but people are starting to produce political ads.

Hate to break it to you, but, Carpe, GOP, Trump, others, have been cranking out some great ads for quite some time.

I still really like this vid, from 2017
Deplorables Unite
https://youtu.be/gWAgIVNzHKs

Posted by: mindful webworker
link: Cops Take Down Stormtrooper (fumetti)
at May 21, 2020 10:12 PM (bd376)

63 Agreed, that was good content! What a fun ranch.

Posted by: t-bird at May 21, 2020 10:12 PM (JioHo)

64 So today I learned I'm an autodidact.

So there's that.

Posted by: eleven at May 21, 2020 10:12 PM (QLPEO)

65 Thanks BC.. you're a gem

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 21, 2020 10:12 PM (dUJdY)

66 Wait, where are AoS keychains?
***

And you get a free pudding cup warmer when you first re-up your AoS subscription.


Posted by: 18-1 at May 21, 2020 10:13 PM (WdocV)

67 13 I'm in love with Stacey's mom.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)


Abrahm's mom is attractive? Huh.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 21, 2020 10:13 PM (+lVUW)

68 Vermin Supreme is more Libertarian then William Weld I'll give him that.
Also, he isn't a sloppy, drunk *ss, f*cking hack.
Posted by: 18-1 at May 21, 2020 10:04 PM (WdocV)


You aren't being totally fair.

I am sure that Weld would be as Libertarian as you were willing to pay him to be.


Posted by: Kindltot at May 21, 2020 10:13 PM (WyVLE)

69 /Looks her up

Would NOT spank her with a 10 ft pole.
Posted by: Obligatory at May 21, 2020 10:12 PM (WdocV)


I should have mentioned.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 21, 2020 10:13 PM (2JVJo)

70 I need some good books to read. I like thrillers, mysteries etc. Any suggestions?

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 21, 2020 10:13 PM (dUJdY)

71 The gay swingers' club made me think back to Greg Gutfeld's plan to open a Muslim gay bar near the proposed mosque at Ground Zero:

Infidelicious
Turban Cowboy
Ramadam
You Mecca Me Hot
Suspicious Packages
Al Gayda
The Velvet Sword
Party Like You’re an Infidel
72 Virgins
The Ba’ath Party
Jihard
Dome of the Cock
United 69
Ground Queero

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 21, 2020 10:14 PM (Dc2NZ)

72 Democratic Governors are manipulating our country's officers into
stepping on Americans constitutional rights by arresting them- for
something as little as walking in a park.



Speaking of that:

Pritzker seems poised to withhold federal funding that he says
Illinois desperately needs from local law enforcement officials that do
not properly follow his mandate.


This is the second time
Pritzker has threatened withholding federal funds as a tool for local
leaders to fall in line. He said he would consider keeping federal
relief from counties and businesses that do not follow his executive
order.




The tighter Jabba squeezes the more of the state slips through his fat fingers. The Illinois state police have now said they will not arrest business owners for opening their business. A number of county sheriffs have said the same.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 21, 2020 10:14 PM (cUUNR)

73 And you get a free pudding cup warmer when you first re-up your AoS subscription.

Note to self....

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 21, 2020 10:14 PM (dUJdY)

74 Fountains of Wayne reference in the first 20 posts. My night is complete.

Posted by: Scanner Dan at May 21, 2020 10:14 PM (kFflX)

75 WD, aren't Barrett M-82's fun? Downside about $10 a squeeze.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at May 21, 2020 10:15 PM (DjiZK)

76 He is going to get fired.

Posted by: runner at May 21, 2020 10:12 PM (zr5Kq)

the cop guy? I couldn't get the video. But if the guy get's fired by Seattle as one of thoudands of deputies. He will probably have a nice chance to become a Sheriff in one of those conservative Washington State counties I have heard so much about.

Posted by: Quint at May 21, 2020 10:15 PM (hHxp2)

77 Rabbi Barclay's article cites a 1912 study that indicates that 79% of Italian immigrants at Ellis Island were feeble-minded. Explains the Cuomo family.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at May 21, 2020 10:15 PM (DY3v8)

78 /Looks her up

Would NOT spank her with a 10 ft pole.
Posted by: Obligatory at May 21, 2020 10:12 PM (WdocV)

She looks more like a harpoon kind of gal.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 21, 2020 10:15 PM (Xmo7L)

79 Yes, indeed there are. Also rear view mirror charms.
Posted by: Jewells45 at May 21, 2020 10:12 PM (dUJdY)


Aw, nice! You found more of the little skull/sword things?

Posted by: hogmartin at May 21, 2020 10:16 PM (t+qrx)

80 If any of you Morons are watching The Last Kingdom
on Netflix, do you all think the main character, Utred, looks like a
young Brad Pitt? I think he has the same facial features and mannerisms
as the young Pitt. Plus he is hot.

Posted by: jmel
............
My wife is watching that, but is only in the first season..
Brad Pitt? naah..
But I do not find guys "hot", so YMMV

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at May 21, 2020 10:16 PM (CjFDo)

81 70 I need some good books to read. I like thrillers, mysteries etc. Any suggestions?
Posted by: Jewells45 at May 21, 2020 10:13 PM (dUJdY)


It would help to know what authors you like already. For mysteries, my hierarchy goes Rex Stout (Nero Wolfe books), Lawrence Block (Matthew Scudder books), then Arthur Conan Doyle, then Agatha Christie (Hercule Poirot plus Ten Little Indians). Thrillers, not sure what you mean, it could cover anything from horror to Tom Clancy. Example author or book?

Posted by: Splunge at May 21, 2020 10:17 PM (dOV9E)

82 "... a writer named Daphne Merkin ..."

My literary porn name will be J. Snatchery Wilpole.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 21, 2020 10:17 PM (Dc2NZ)

83 Today I placed flags on the graves of veterans in 9 different cemeteries in southwest Wisconsin. All but one of the cemeteries were located in the country. It was very peaceful and the weather was nice.

Posted by: Jolo at May 21, 2020 10:17 PM (y09j5)

84 BRB. Need a glass of ginger ale.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 21, 2020 10:18 PM (2JVJo)

85 {{{{Horde}}}}

Thanks for the ONT WD! Your Georgia weekend sounds mahvelous! So so jealous

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 21, 2020 10:18 PM (/UQ/R)

86
If you're on Twitter, Terry has an awesome account. But you need to have kleenexes at hand.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 21, 2020 10:18 PM (SFAhl)

87
My literary porn name will be J. Snatchery Wilpole.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 21, 2020 10:17 PM (Dc2NZ)

Vladimir Schlongyov

Posted by: Vanya at May 21, 2020 10:18 PM (UWyMG)

88
Today I placed flags on the graves of veterans in 9 different cemeteries
in southwest Wisconsin. All but one of the cemeteries were located in
the country. It was very peaceful and the weather was nice.


Posted by: Jolo at May 21, 2020 10:17 PM (y09j5)

nice job my man, sounds like a day well spent.

Posted by: Quint at May 21, 2020 10:18 PM (hHxp2)

89 You know, I tried using Writ of Mandamus against Pontiff Sulyvahn but it scales with faith and didn't invest the points. He one shotted me.

Posted by: Ostral B Heretic at May 21, 2020 10:19 PM (mJYGi)

90 I did hogmartin.. very limited since my source has closed her shop.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 21, 2020 10:19 PM (dUJdY)

91 83 Today I placed flags on the graves of veterans in 9 different cemeteries in southwest Wisconsin. All but one of the cemeteries were located in the country. It was very peaceful and the weather was nice.
Posted by: Jolo at May 21, 2020 10:17 PM (y09j5)

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Please report to Quarantine Violators Center No, 7 by 5 a.m. tomorrow, citizen. Compliance will be best for your family.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 21, 2020 10:19 PM (kVr0X)

92 87
My literary porn name will be J. Snatchery Wilpole.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 21, 2020 10:17 PM (Dc2NZ)

Vladimir Schlongyov
Posted by: Vanya at May 21, 2020 10:18 PM (UWyMG)
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We'll have to do some logrolling when it comes to jacket blurbs.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 21, 2020 10:19 PM (Dc2NZ)

93 My Jewells-made AOS keychain gets daily use. If it gets dents, I don't care. Awesome things are made to be used.

Posted by: Splunge at May 21, 2020 10:20 PM (dOV9E)

94 That's quite a video from the police officer. Unexpected.
Posted by: runner
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From Seattle too...shocking!

Posted by: lin-duh en fugue at May 21, 2020 10:20 PM (UUBmN)

95 Oh gosh Splunge.. I guess more modern authors?? I have read several my mom loaned me but can't remember the authors.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 21, 2020 10:20 PM (dUJdY)

96 You know, I tried using Writ of Mandamus against Pontiff Sulyvahn but it scales with faith and didn't invest the points. He one shotted me.

That's what everybody says.

Posted by: eleven at May 21, 2020 10:20 PM (QLPEO)

97 I need some good books to read. I like thrillers, mysteries etc. Any suggestions?
Posted by: Jewells45 at May 21, 2020 10:13 PM (dUJdY)


***

I'm working my way thru the WEB Griffin "The Corps" series.
He is a great military writer.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 21, 2020 10:20 PM (axyOa)

98 My Jewells-made AOS keychain gets daily use. If it gets dents, I don't care. Awesome things are made to be used.
Posted by: Splunge at May 21, 2020 10:20 PM (dOV9E)


Just used mine this evening.

Well, I used the keys that were on it.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 21, 2020 10:21 PM (t+qrx)

99 VerminSupreme ad was ... I think insipid is the word. Or just stupid. Something in that range.

Posted by: mindful webworker
link: Cops Take Down Stormtrooper (fumetti)
at May 21, 2020 10:21 PM (bd376)

100 Vermin Supreme has a beautiful radio voice.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 21, 2020 10:21 PM (LxTcq)

101 {{WDS}}.. how are ya my dear?

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 21, 2020 10:21 PM (dUJdY)

102 Posted by: Boswell at May 21, 2020 10:05 PM

Nope that was a ruling by an appeals court judge, who was shockingly put there by 2 penny Jenny Granholm. So nitWhitler and Nessel went judge shopping for a fellow Commie. It will go to the state Supreme Court, Cynthia Stevens, the judge, predicted.

Posted by: clutch at May 21, 2020 10:21 PM (PYnuI)

103 Hey everybody.

I saw a bit of Ellen today, and saw two faces I haven't seen in ages:

Marlo Thomas and Phil Donahue.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2020 10:21 PM (L2ZTs)

104 97 I'm working my way thru the WEB Griffin "The Corps" series.
He is a great military writer.
Posted by: Diogenes at May 21, 2020 10:20 PM (axyOa)


Agreed, great series, Killer McCoy. The army series is great too. It's named and ordered by the ascending officer ranks. I didn't have as much luck enjoying his cop series.

Posted by: Splunge at May 21, 2020 10:22 PM (dOV9E)

105 The AoS keychain is incredible. Skull and crossbones on the main...ern...thing? With an Ace of Spaces card attached as the...shuttlecraft thing? (Sorry I don't know keychain terms.)

It's really gorgeous. Ace should offer them when someone subscribes to the Double Secret Membership. They're better than ampersands.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 21, 2020 10:22 PM (l9m7l)

106 /Looks her up
Would NOT spank her with a 10 ft pole.
Posted by: Obligatory

I should have mentioned.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing


I figured it was implied when you called her a "feminist".

Posted by: mikeski at May 21, 2020 10:22 PM (P1f+c)

107 Marlo Thomas and Phil Donahue.

Yeah those two were meant for each other.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 21, 2020 10:23 PM (dUJdY)

108 Jewells,
Try "Louisiana Longshot" by Jana DeLeon, it's free on kindle. It's a hoot, you'll lol, if your anything like me.

Posted by: lin-duh en fugue at May 21, 2020 10:23 PM (UUBmN)

109 In terms of mysteries, I would start with the earliest efforts of Carl Hiaasen (Tourist Season and Double Whammy) as well as the earlier stuff from James Lee Burke. Hiaasen is a newspaper guy, so his stuff is punchy and very funny--later stuff gets kinda left wing so start at the beginning. Burke has some of the most amazing prose you will ever read. Start with Neon Rain.

Posted by: Scanner Dan at May 21, 2020 10:23 PM (kFflX)

110 I should have mentioned.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 21, 2020 10:13 PM (2JVJo)


Now you tell us!

Posted by: tbodie at May 21, 2020 10:23 PM (VqySH)

111 I saw a bit of Ellen today, and saw two faces I haven't seen in ages:

Marlo Thomas and Phil Donahue.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2020 10:21 PM (L2ZTs)

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*blinks stupidly*

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 21, 2020 10:23 PM (kVr0X)

112 Splunge,
I got about 50 pages into the cop series and quit. Mrs D said it was a good read but...meh.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 21, 2020 10:24 PM (axyOa)

113 "... a writer named Daphne Merkin ..."

My literary porn name will be J. Snatchery Wilpole.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes


I always liked "Peter O'Toole", but I heard it was used already. By a guy who didn't even do porn!

Posted by: mikeski at May 21, 2020 10:24 PM (P1f+c)

114 This is the second time Pritzker has threatened withholding federal funds as a tool for local leaders to fall in line. He said he would consider keeping federal relief from counties and businesses that do not follow his executive order.



The tighter Jabba squeezes the more of the state slips through his fat fingers. The Illinois state police have now said they will not arrest business owners for opening their business. A number of county sheriffs have said the same.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 21, 2020 10:14 PM (cUUNR)



Perhaps in that case, the counties being denied funding should refuse to send tax revenue to Springfield. Don't give us what we need, you don't get what you need.

I could even envision the rebelling counties sharing that revenue among themselves, for sundry purposes.

Posted by: Dr. T at May 21, 2020 10:25 PM (pxDdN)

115 867-5309

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 21, 2020 10:25 PM (kVr0X)

116 That Trump rally song SUCKED! Grow a pair of balls and listen to original - yeah this one - way back when most of you were supporting RinoRubio or MilktoastWalker or GoofyCruz and Ace was banning Trump supporters.
https://youtu.be/xUTUnJEELuM
MAGA.

Posted by: TeleSkier at May 21, 2020 10:25 PM (ua1m6)

117 My literary porn name will be J. Snatchery Wilpole.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 21, 2020 10:17 PM (Dc2NZ)



Vladimir Schlongyov

J. Cheevers Fronthole

Posted by: dartist at May 21, 2020 10:25 PM (K22Va)

118 I thought I was cool coining Karen Korps in the Morning Brief a few days back.

But no one picked it up and I was sad and ate a whole pizza.

But now it's on the sidebar so I'm gonna eat a whole pizza.

Posted by: RoyalOil at May 21, 2020 10:25 PM (aO8Gd)

119 So, Repub in Whitmers state who is in their House, sued Whitless because the law there says she can't extend the Emergency orders without the Legislatures OK beyond 30 days.

Judge just threw the case out, saying that although she did not even ask the Legislature, the orders stand.

How F'd up is that.

We have no legal protections when the State AND Judges are both just making shit up.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 21, 2020 10:26 PM (NgKpN)

120 Rosie O'Donnell got her Daphne Merkin at Bloomingdale's in 1988, and it's still going strong!

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2020 10:26 PM (L2ZTs)

121 Ok, what Character Flaw on my part renders all the Twitter video feeds inactive when I click on them with a "The media could not be displayed" error message?

Posted by: Mr Obvious at May 21, 2020 10:27 PM (5prN7)

122 Evening.

Fuck it, Vermin Supreme's got my vote.

Posted by: Robert at May 21, 2020 10:28 PM (10g3T)

123 When used as a basis for public policy, 'science' always* leads to the expansion of government power and control and a contraction of individual rights and freedom.

***********

Marrying science to a bureaucracy whose prime function is self-perpetuation always leads to 'mission creep'.

Witness the CDC including things like gun control and transgenderism in teens under the umbrella of disease control.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 21, 2020 10:28 PM (Fc5rx)

124 MrObvious, probably your Flash player is out of date!
Adobe is notorious for releasing updates on it every 3.7 seconds.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2020 10:28 PM (L2ZTs)

125 WD, the only thing you could've done to have improved your Georgia outing?

Mount a couple SMGs each on the wing struts of the '172, just outside of the propeller arc.

And then make some strafing runs.

Decorum urges that I refrain from publishing a suggested target list.

Posted by: Jim


Well, if you're strafing in Georgia, she'd be hard to miss. Big target.

Posted by: mikeski at May 21, 2020 10:28 PM (P1f+c)

126 Ok, what Character Flaw on my part renders all the Twitter video feeds inactive when I click on them with a "The media could not be displayed" error message?
Posted by: Mr Obvious at May 21, 2020 10:27 PM (5prN7)


That started happening on embedded tweets for me a couple of weeks ago. If you click the datestamp at the bottom and open it in a new window, it should work. It's just the embed on the page that doesn't.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 21, 2020 10:28 PM (t+qrx)

127 Judge just threw the case out, saying that although she did not even ask the Legislature, the orders stand.

How F'd up is that.

We have no legal protections when the State AND Judges are both just making shit up.
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 21, 2020 10:26 PM (NgKpN)


Well, there is the *one* protection....

Posted by: Dr. T at May 21, 2020 10:29 PM (pxDdN)

128 Posted by: Romeo13 at May 21, 2020 10:26 PM (NgKpN)

Romeo plank, read mine at 102. This is all crap from the Soros gals in our state.

The Dems are gonna take an ass whipping in November.

Posted by: clutch at May 21, 2020 10:29 PM (PYnuI)

129 91 83 Today I placed flags on the graves of veterans in 9 different cemeteries in southwest Wisconsin. All but one of the cemeteries were located in the country. It was very peaceful and the weather was nice.
Posted by: Jolo at May 21, 2020 10:17 PM (y09j5)

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Please report to Quarantine Violators Center No, 7 by 5 a.m. tomorrow, citizen. Compliance will be best for your family.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 21, 2020 10:19 PM (kVr0X)

Really, don't you know you could have given all those Dead Democrat Voters the Covids!

Posted by: Karen Uber Alles at May 21, 2020 10:29 PM (NgKpN)

130 Hanging around long enough to tell you that Jewells has added a new line to her shop.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 21, 2020 10:30 PM (g/u4p)

131 95 Oh gosh Splunge.. I guess more modern authors?? I have read several my mom loaned me but can't remember the authors.
Posted by: Jewells45 at May 21, 2020 10:20 PM (dUJdY)


Well, that leaves me free to explore ideas. W.E.B. Griffin was already mentioned, and if you haven't read Tom Clancy's Hunt For Red October, you're in for a treat. But the ones that really got to me in that broad genre are:

Frederic Forsyth: The Day Of The Jackal, The Fourth Protocol, and to a lesser but still high extent, The Devil's Alternative and The Odessa File. Also the short-story collection No Comebacks contains several amazing stories.

Dan Simmons: Carrion Comfort. Nothing like it. Mind Vampires, I guess you'd call it. Amazing.

Lee Child is worth it, for the first 6 books or so.

There's also some weirder stuff out there that's worth reading: William Goldman's Marathon Man, and the sequel, Brothers. David Morrell's First Blood and The Brotherhood of the Rose and one other I can't remember (ignore his later stuff).

Posted by: Splunge at May 21, 2020 10:30 PM (dOV9E)

132 I need some good books to read. I like thrillers, mysteries etc. Any suggestions?

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 21, 2020 10:13 PM (dUJdY)

Gorky Park is pretty good. I am sure there are more timely examples. When I think of Thrillers I think of very hectic action and plot changes with a sense that time is running out. But I doubt I have read many thrillers. But a Western I love that really shakes things up is Louis Lamour's To Tame a Land.

Posted by: Quint at May 21, 2020 10:30 PM (hHxp2)

133 70 I need some good books to read. I like thrillers, mysteries etc. Any suggestions?

Jewells, I love the Three Pines series by Louise Penny!

Posted by: Toni at May 21, 2020 10:30 PM (RdRuc)

134 DuPage and Kendall county sheriffs in Illinois peeling away from Jabba's very large sphere of influence. Maybe someday it'll be like West Virginia...Non-Cook Illinois and Illinois.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at May 21, 2020 10:30 PM (DY3v8)

135 Well, there is the *one* protection....
Posted by: Dr. T at May 21, 2020 10:29 PM (pxDdN)

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Just shoot right through the bedroom door. Come on, man!

Posted by: Joe Biden at May 21, 2020 10:30 PM (kVr0X)

136 After I did the oil change and inspection without a mask I had to mask up to get into Costco.
I was cheering on a guy who kept throwing out the masks they kept giving him inside Costco. They were chasing him down telling him he had to wear a mask and if he didn't have one they'd supply one. He kept moving so they couldn't get one to him. If they caught him he'd throw it out. Good for him. He had his daughter with him too, about 10ish or so.

Posted by: lin-duh en fugue at May 21, 2020 10:30 PM (UUBmN)

137 Romeo13, still, at least Sullivan got slapped down.

I know a judge who's getting drunk tonight...

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2020 10:30 PM (L2ZTs)

138 I thought I was cool coining Karen Korps in the Morning Brief a few days back.

But no one picked it up and I was sad and ate a whole pizza.

But now it's on the sidebar so I'm gonna eat a whole pizza.
Posted by: RoyalOil at May 21, 2020 10:25 PM (aO8Gd)

Deep dish or thin crust?

Posted by: tbodie at May 21, 2020 10:30 PM (VqySH)

139 Got to go to my favorite restaurant/bar tonight. Not that I needed to, but it was the first time they were open inside, and one of my favorite bartenders was back to work.

We all had to do air hugs and fake kisses (females only) from 6' away. they had to have masks on, and every one, including mgt, agreed it was stupid. But they have to do what governor mommy says or else.

Anyway, it was nice to be out. Still, stupidity reigns.

Posted by: BigZesty at May 21, 2020 10:31 PM (YE6wB)

140 Posted by: Splunge at May 21, 2020 10:30 PM (dOV9E)

Team Yankee used to be one of my favs.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 21, 2020 10:31 PM (NgKpN)

141
Oh, and I want to repost something from this morning.

Harmeet Dhillon is defending a local restaurateur who's telling the Califascists to eff off. He reopened for indoor and outdoor dining and got hit with a restraining order and charged. He ain't backing down. Here's the press release:

https://tinyurl.com/yc8gaxqo


Maybe I should send it to ace?

Not exactly a flaming skull dipped in a pudding cup, but it's Something in a super-blue area.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 21, 2020 10:32 PM (SFAhl)

142 Son-in-law works at a hospital. Every day employees log in, sign an attestation that they have no symptoms and get a forehead swipe temperature reading that is recorded in a logbook. The other day on a chilly morning in CO he rode his motorcycle to work, with his helmet visor up. When they swiped his forehead the reading was something like 72.8 degrees, which was duly recorded in the book and he was cleared to start his shift.

Bureaucracy married to 'science'.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 21, 2020 10:32 PM (Fc5rx)

143 {{{{Jewels}}}} Fine my dear and you? Going to the podiatrist tomorrow to see how the surgery did.

Funny thing everyone.....when I met Jewels at TX.....I told her.....I'm sorry, I'm really not into jewelry so I probably won't order from you. Now.....I can't get enough

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 21, 2020 10:32 PM (/UQ/R)

144 Willowed from below...

I wore my new steampunk costume mask to the grocery store today and no one said a flipping thing -- except for one Insta-Cart tart who remarked that it's "cool"...

SMFH...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at May 21, 2020 10:33 PM (7WaWV)

145 That's quite a video from the police officer. Unexpected.
Posted by: runner
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From Seattle too...shocking!
Posted by: lin-duh en fugue at May 21, 2020 10:20 PM (UUBmN)


Not shocking that he got suspended, though.

And I bet his union isn't lifting a finger to protest.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 21, 2020 10:33 PM (2JVJo)

146 That rest area looks like it's in California.

Before the shit hit the fan, I was delivering a load in SoCal and needed to stop and do my bidness. Fucking Cali rest areas, at least on I-10, are filthy so I wasn't looking forward to it.

There was a ton of portashitters set out front, while the inside toilets were locked. There was a port-a-faucet (don't know what to actually call it) set up so you could wash your hands.

For the record, the portashitters were an improvement.

Posted by: Robert at May 21, 2020 10:33 PM (10g3T)

147 nerdygirl: Luckily for Georgia, Tank lost.

Somehow, it had escaped me that she could have been in charge instead during all this.

Wow.

Talk about dodged a nuke!

Posted by: mindful webworker
link: Cops Take Down Stormtrooper (fumetti)
at May 21, 2020 10:33 PM (bd376)

148 Just finally found a few pennies to last me until my next payday early in June. $53 in a forgotten account.

Helloooo, Jack-In-The-Box tacos!...

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2020 10:34 PM (L2ZTs)

149 Toni my mom liked Louise Penny. I think I did read some of her work.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 21, 2020 10:34 PM (dUJdY)

150 Harmeet Dhillon is defending a local restaurateur who's telling the Califascists to eff off. He reopened for indoor and outdoor dining and got hit with a restraining order and charged. He ain't backing down. Here's the press release:

https://tinyurl.com/yc8gaxqo
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 21, 2020 10:32 PM (SFAhl)


Seeing the phrase "we look forward to vigorously defending The Tuck Box in court" in print makes me giggle for reasons I can't quite place.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 21, 2020 10:34 PM (t+qrx)

151 Not exactly a flaming skull dipped in a pudding cup, but it's Something in a super-blue area.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 21, 2020 10:32 PM (SFAhl)

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It's irritating how people who want to survive financially can be such a pain in the ass.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 21, 2020 10:35 PM (kVr0X)

152 #70>>>

A quaint twenty page short story - The Black Ravine by Oles Honchar free at archive.org


Posted by: 13times at May 21, 2020 10:35 PM (K3B2k)

153 Son-in-law works at a hospital. Every day employees
log in, sign an attestation that they have no symptoms and get a
forehead swipe temperature reading that is recorded in a logbook. The
other day on a chilly morning in CO he rode his motorcycle to work, with
his helmet visor up. When they swiped his forehead the reading was
something like 72.8 degrees, which was duly recorded in the book and he
was cleared to start his shift.



Bureaucracy married to 'science'.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 21, 2020 10:32 PM (Fc5rx)

it is a joke unless they are following each person's results and also testing for Covid. Plenty of people never get what would be considered to be a fever as their normal temp is a degree or two lower than "normal".

Posted by: Quint at May 21, 2020 10:35 PM (hHxp2)

154 And bless the LAWD but the Denny's at this Flying J is open!

Got me an omelette!

I'm kinda crappy when it comes to tips. By that I mean figuring them out.

My bill was $14.76. I just gave the cute young lass serving me a $20 and told her to keep the change.

I just realized that tip was a hair over 33%.

Posted by: Robert at May 21, 2020 10:35 PM (10g3T)

155 From Seattle too...shocking!
Posted by: lin-duh en fugue at May 21, 2020 10:20 PM (UUBmN)

Not shocking that he got suspended, though.

And I bet his union isn't lifting a finger to protest.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 21, 2020 10:33 PM (2JVJo)

We shall see. He maybe ex-military.

Posted by: runner at May 21, 2020 10:36 PM (zr5Kq)

156 Jewells,
Did you see my book recommendation?

Posted by: lin-duh en fugue at May 21, 2020 10:36 PM (UUBmN)

157 When they swiped his forehead the reading was something like 72.8 degrees, which was duly recorded in the book and he was cleared to start his shift.

Bureaucracy married to 'science'.
Posted by: Muldoon at May 21, 2020 10:32 PM (Fc5rx)

^This one made me laugh.^

Posted by: tbodie at May 21, 2020 10:36 PM (VqySH)

158 Seriously, what ever happened to just being grateful for the cake?

Posted by: Marie Antoinette at May 21, 2020 10:36 PM (kVr0X)

159 WDS let us know what the doc says. Hope this will help your hubby..and I DO remember that conversation! lol!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 21, 2020 10:37 PM (dUJdY)

160 117 My literary porn name will be J. Snatchery Wilpole.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 21, 2020 10:17 PM (Dc2NZ)



Vladimir Schlongyov

J. Cheevers Fronthole
Posted by: dartist at May 21, 2020 10:25 PM (K22Va)

Well and of course H.P. Lubecraft.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 21, 2020 10:37 PM (Dc2NZ)

161 Oh, I'm in SW Ohio. Clermont County. Gotta check out now. 1st time at a bar in months has taken it's toll. See ya tomorrow.

Posted by: BigZesty at May 21, 2020 10:37 PM (YE6wB)

162 That's an inspiring story, Steve...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at May 21, 2020 10:37 PM (7WaWV)

163 When they swiped his forehead the reading was something like 72.8 degrees, which was duly recorded in the book and he was cleared to start his shift.

Bureaucracy married to 'science'.
Posted by: Muldoon at May 21, 2020 10:32 PM (Fc5rx)

72.8 degrees. Isn't that clinically dead?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 21, 2020 10:37 PM (Xmo7L)

164 Lin-duh yes I did and I wrote it down as I did a few others. Thank you!

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 21, 2020 10:37 PM (dUJdY)

165 We have no legal protections when the State AND Judges are both just making shit up.
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 21, 2020 10:26 PM (NgKpN

It's prosecution on the basis of pre-crime, in essence- this is what this whole pandemic legal shut down boils down to - to some bad Tom Cruise movie where you can deprive citizens of their 4th and 10th amendment rights base on a suspicion or real belief that they will infect someone in the future.

The reason the film was supposed to be controversial is that, obviously, no one has done anything to harm another when you arrest them and detain them (like now) indefinitely. It was supposed to be a way out there thought when the film was made, now its reality - who knew?

Posted by: Boswell at May 21, 2020 10:37 PM (32YRo)

166 So the ugly Fox poll indicates that the poll sample trusts Biden more than Trump on China...which is interesting considering that 2/3 of another poll sample wants to inflict holy hell (hory herr?) on China. Maybe Trump hasn't gone far enough on the Reds?

I say "poll sample" because polling is dead and has no predictive capability whatsoever.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at May 21, 2020 10:37 PM (DY3v8)

167 If The Tuck Box doesn't have a picture of Mooch somewhere on the wall, I will be disappointed.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 21, 2020 10:38 PM (2JVJo)

168 I just realized that tip was a hair over 33%.
Posted by: Robert at May 21, 2020 10:35 PM (10g3T)

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Maybe there's still time to go back and get change.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 21, 2020 10:38 PM (kVr0X)

169 That's quite a video from the police officer. Unexpected.
Posted by: runner
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From Seattle too...shocking!
Posted by: lin-duh en fugue at May 21, 2020 10:20 PM (UUBmN)

Not shocking that he got suspended, though.

And I bet his union isn't lifting a finger to protest.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 21, 2020 10:33 PM (2JVJo)


***

Now is probably a good time to start evaluating friends to see who you want in your militia squad.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 21, 2020 10:38 PM (axyOa)

170 Papa John's regular crust, medium. Pepperoni and sausage; Canadian bacon and pineapple.

But it wasn't really a whole pizza. It was half of each.

Posted by: RoyalOil at May 21, 2020 10:38 PM (aO8Gd)

171 Posted by: runner at May 21, 2020 10:36 PM (zr5Kq)

The My Lai massacre things was a MILITARY court decision that said you are responsible yourself if you follow an illegal order.

I don't believe its ever been tested in US Civilian Court.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 21, 2020 10:38 PM (NgKpN)

172 Hi {{{Jewells and WDS}}}!!!

Posted by: Ladyl at May 21, 2020 10:38 PM (TdMsT)

173 140 Team Yankee used to be one of my favs.
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 21, 2020 10:31 PM (NgKpN)


Haven't read it, nor anything by the author, but it looks quite promising. Thanks for the tip.

Posted by: Splunge at May 21, 2020 10:38 PM (dOV9E)

174 72.8 degrees. Isn't that clinically dead?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 21, 2020 10:37 PM (Xmo7L)

but still in the covid safe zone.

Posted by: Quint at May 21, 2020 10:38 PM (hHxp2)

175 Quarantine now!
Quarantine forever!!

Posted by: Oregon and Michigan at May 21, 2020 10:38 PM (L2ZTs)

176 Isaac Asimov.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at May 21, 2020 10:38 PM (DY3v8)

177 {{Ladyl}} !!

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 21, 2020 10:39 PM (dUJdY)

178 Well and of course H.P. Lubecraft.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 21, 2020 10:37 PM (Dc2NZ)


I'll expect your check for my new monitor to be in the mail tomorrow.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 21, 2020 10:39 PM (2JVJo)

179 Evening roonz and roonettez! It's raining like a sumbich here at the Refuge, it's been doing the pissy drizzly rain all week but it appears as if it is trying to make up for lost time now. It's supposed to dry out and warm up starting tomorrow, so maybe I'll be able to get that engine swapped in the Subaru this week coming up.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at May 21, 2020 10:39 PM (CcOog)

180 Posted by: Boswell at May 21, 2020 10:37 PM (32YRo)

Yeah, it was written as a cautionary tale, and somehow morphed into an instruction manual.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 21, 2020 10:39 PM (NgKpN)

181 My bill was $14.76. I just gave the cute young lass serving me a $20 and told her to keep the change.

I just realized that tip was a hair over 33%.
Posted by: Robert at May 21, 2020 10:35 PM (10g3T)

We understand - all men, everywhere.

Posted by: tbodie at May 21, 2020 10:39 PM (VqySH)

182 Georgia, Georgia...

Gunfire through the pines

Posted by: Hoagy "Miklos" Carmichael at May 21, 2020 10:40 PM (QzkSJ)

183 I'm kinda crappy when it comes to tips. By that I mean figuring them out.

My bill was $14.76. I just gave the cute young lass serving me a $20 and told her to keep the change.

I just realized that tip was a hair over 33%.
Posted by: Robert at May 21, 2020 10:35 PM (10g3T)


I'm useless at basic arithmetic, so I would've done the same. 20% always comes out looking lower than it should, and I'm afraid I'll accidentally short them a buck and look like a jerk.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 21, 2020 10:40 PM (t+qrx)

184 The Flying J??...

Sometimes I get the impression everyone else here lives in one of the idyllic rural hamlets that I dream about living in someday.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2020 10:40 PM (L2ZTs)

185 You will all be as frozen as my eyebrows!!! Until I say so!! And if you defy me, I WILL GET YOU!!! And your little dog, too!!!

Posted by: Gretchen Whitmer at May 21, 2020 10:40 PM (dOV9E)

186 {{{{Ladyl}}}}

How's it shaking girl?

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 21, 2020 10:40 PM (/UQ/R)

187 Oh, tipped my bartender 100%. Now I really go to go.

Posted by: BigZesty at May 21, 2020 10:41 PM (YE6wB)

188 Hey Gretchie, did you let the flood victims leave their homes? Or were they supposed to shelter in place and drown?

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2020 10:41 PM (L2ZTs)

189 Sometimes I get the impression everyone else here lives in one of the idyllic rural hamlets that I dream about living in someday.

Not me, I assure you.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 21, 2020 10:42 PM (2JVJo)

190 20% is easy: Just move the decimal point left to get 10%, then double that, round UP as required...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at May 21, 2020 10:42 PM (7WaWV)

191 Holy cow, I've been to the Tuck Box. It's beyond twee. It's Nuclear Twee.

That was aeons ago.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 21, 2020 10:43 PM (Dc2NZ)

192 20% is easy: Just move the decimal point left to get 10%, then double that, round UP as required...
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto

This is also the conversion method for US Dollars and French Francs.

Posted by: Arbitrageur Miklos at May 21, 2020 10:43 PM (QzkSJ)

193 The magic of vote-by-mail strikes again!

As we have learned, one of the magical things about vote-by-mail is that the people who appear to have won on election night turn out to have lost, after later votes have been counted. Remarkably, it is always left-wing candidates that benefit from this. It's the strangest thing.

We saw this in California, where several House Republican candidates who appeared to have won on election night lost to Democrats after late ballots were counted. We also saw this in Seattle, where a moderate appeared to have beaten the socialist member of the city council, only to have the socialist finally go into the lead days after election day.

Well, Oregon has vote-by-mail too. It's not as stupid as California and Washington - in Oregon, ballots have to be in the hands of election officials at 8 PM on election day (there are ballot drop boxes if it is too late to mail the ballot), not merely postmarked by election day.

Nevertheless, the magic of vote-by-mail persists. The incumbent mayor of Portland appeared to have gotten 51.5% of the vote election night against eighteen challengers, thus avoiding a November runoff. However, late votes reduced his vote to 49.5%, thereby requiring a runoff against a crazed pro-Antifa candidate who got less than a quarter of the vote after receiving $400,000 in taxpayer funds to run her campaign.

More interestingly, there was a race for the Democratic nomination for secretary of state (important because the SOS controls the state election machinery). The two main candidates were a left-wing Democrat and a far-left-wing Democrat, who importantly was endorsed by the government labor unions (you know, the people ho count the votes).

Election night, the merely left-wing Democrat was three points ahead, at which point the main Portland newspaper and other media outlets declared him the winner. But then, a surge of late votes for the far-left-wing Democrat appeared, and the far-left-wing Democrat won by half a percentage point. It's just magical - why, it's almost like the Leftist candidate knows exactly how many votes they need to win after election night, and those votes just magically appear!

We need to take this system nationwide!

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 21, 2020 10:43 PM (I2/tG)

194 Tips for re-opening your restaurant:

Don't call those partying dude waiters. Just the women.

Get them to agree to your new policy: any tips over 40% may be put directly into your waitress' bra.

Economic crisis: solved

Posted by: Splunge at May 21, 2020 10:43 PM (dOV9E)

195 72.8 degrees. Isn't that clinically dead?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


Well, they aren't going to kick him out for that! Do you know how hard you can work your zombie employees?

Posted by: mikeski at May 21, 2020 10:43 PM (P1f+c)

196 I'm not going to say it was just totally awesome when the Cuyahoga had an octane rating, however comma there is the undeniable fact "they" take things too far.

As the precision of measurement improves over time they start talking about parts per billion instead of parts per million, and tightening restrictions. To my jaded perspective it looks like the perfect way to de-industrialize an economic powerhouse. Remember Barky talking about strangling coal fired electric generating plants. MFer never did a goddamned productive thing in his life, except make Chrissy Mathews piss his pants. Yet has the power to cripple base power infrastructure, a cornerstone to any viable civilization.

Too weird for fiction.

Posted by: Common Tater at May 21, 2020 10:43 PM (w0XWc)

197 Isaac Asimov.

**fistbump**

Hardly ever read a bad one.

Posted by: eleven at May 21, 2020 10:44 PM (QLPEO)

198 Maybe there's still time to go back and get change.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 21, 2020 10:38 PM (kVr0X)

You're saying I should "hope for change"?

What kinda pinko co...*ahem*...Nevermind.

But she was cute.

Maybe I should go back and hope for a quick feel.

Anyone got any leftover baby powder I can borrow?

Posted by: Robert at May 21, 2020 10:44 PM (10g3T)

199 I don't believe its ever been tested in US Civilian Court.
Posted by: Romeo13


And it still won't. Because we'll be in a hot civil war, with militia (not martial) law.

Posted by: BifBewalski - sinis est culus at May 21, 2020 10:44 PM (VcFUs)

200 Team Yankee used to be one of my favs.
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 21, 2020 10:31 PM (NgKpN)

Haven't read it, nor anything by the author, but it looks quite promising. Thanks for the tip.
Posted by: Splunge


I read TY about once a year.
It's a perfect story of what war in Germany would of been like against the Rooskies in the '80s.
A good book.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 21, 2020 10:44 PM (axyOa)

201 round UP as required...

Hey...don't Karen me.

Posted by: eleven at May 21, 2020 10:45 PM (QLPEO)

202 20% is easy: Just move the decimal point left to get 10%, then double that, round UP as required...
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at May 21, 2020 10:42 PM (7WaWV)

Dammit, I just started my 5 day vacation.

NO. MATH!

Posted by: tbodie at May 21, 2020 10:45 PM (VqySH)

203 And I bet his union isn't lifting a finger to protest.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 21, 2020 10:33 PM (2JVJo)

We shall see. He maybe ex-military.
Posted by: runner at May 21, 2020 10:36 PM (zr5Kq)

According to the original story from a week or so ago, the union hung him out to dry.

And he's an ex-SEAL, to answer a question earlier upthread

Posted by: browndog at May 21, 2020 10:46 PM (gD6Ka)

204 184 "Sometimes I get the impression everyone else here lives in one of the
idyllic rural hamlets that I dream about living in someday."
Yes, we do.

But lockdown still suks. Thanks Col Klink !

Posted by: RIMcMT at May 21, 2020 10:46 PM (MAm+M)

205 The Flying J??...

Sometimes I get the impression everyone else here lives in one of the idyllic rural hamlets that I dream about living in someday.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2020 10:40 PM (L2ZTs)

This place is too small to have a Flying J. Really should, though. Lot of truck traffic on this highway, and the only place that could really qualify as a "truck stop" is most of the way to Edmonton.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 21, 2020 10:47 PM (Xmo7L)

206 197 Isaac Asimov.
**fistbump**
Hardly ever read a bad one.
Posted by: eleven at May 21, 2020 10:44 PM (QLPEO)


I admire many of Isaac Asimov's books (after you've read the Foundation Trilogy, check out The Gods Themselves, awesome conception), but he doesn't have as good a sense of humor as he thinks. He's at his worst when he's trying to be funny, or to pander to the lower classes. The Black Widower series is an example of the worst of both.

Posted by: Splunge at May 21, 2020 10:47 PM (dOV9E)

207 The Flying J??...

Sometimes I get the impression everyone else here lives in one of the idyllic rural hamlets that I dream about living in someday.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2020 10:40 PM (L2ZTs)

I live in South Texas.

Strike that.

My residence is in in South Texas, I live in a truck.

Currently outside of Salt Lake City and looking at this freakin' *gorgeous* mountain!

Posted by: Robert at May 21, 2020 10:47 PM (10g3T)

208 Sometimes I get the impression everyone else here lives in one of the idyllic rural hamlets that I dream about living in someday.

Posted by: qdpsteve


Semi-idyllic, used-to-be-vaguely-rural, suburb.

Eh, I'll take it.

Posted by: mikeski at May 21, 2020 10:48 PM (P1f+c)

209 Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics

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Posted by: kbdabear at May 21, 2020 10:48 PM (qAR6u)

210 First Lieutenant Kurt Chew-Een Lee

Marines, of any age, look so damn good in dress blues!

Posted by: browndog at May 21, 2020 10:48 PM (gD6Ka)

211 I'm bad at recommendations. (Though I just now spent many seconds listening to a mix by ThePrimeThanatos on YouTube before continuing to think.)

Typically, these days, I read non-fiction because I don't trust today's authors.

(Note to MaryPoppins and TheJamesMadison--I have downloaded your work but haven't started either yet. This is me.)

I also read stuff I remember liking from my youth, like Arthur Clark, Ray Bradbury, HP Lovecraft, and "The Stars My Destination" by Alfred Bester, which I liked a lot decades ago and is still good, though much weirder.

I now realized no one asked for this. Good night and sleep well!

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 21, 2020 10:48 PM (l9m7l)

212 I wonder if poor Mika got President Trump kicked off Twitter yet.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 21, 2020 10:49 PM (kVr0X)

213 More Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics

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Posted by: kbdabear at May 21, 2020 10:50 PM (qAR6u)

214 I now realized no one asked for this. Good night and sleep well!
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 21, 2020 10:48 PM (l9m7l)

Only because we didn't know we wanted that.

Posted by: tbodie at May 21, 2020 10:50 PM (VqySH)

215
186 {{{{Ladyl}}}}

How's it shaking girl?
Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 21, 2020 10:40 PM


Awww. I've got my knickers in a twist. I want my damned life back.

How are you, dahlin?

Posted by: Ladyl at May 21, 2020 10:51 PM (TdMsT)

216 DuPage and Kendall county sheriffs in Illinois
peeling away from Jabba's very large sphere of influence. Maybe someday
it'll be like West Virginia...Non-Cook Illinois and Illinois.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at May 21, 2020 10:30 PM (DY3v


Locally, sheriffs and police chiefs have said they will not be taking
part in legal action against businesses. The McHenry, Kendall, Ogle,
Grundy, Hancock, Douglas and Kane County sheriffs have declined to take legal action against violators.

Jabba is quickly becoming the governor of Crook County. The rest of the state is openly against him

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 21, 2020 10:51 PM (yTvFw)

217 thirst!

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 21, 2020 10:51 PM (i6uJ1)

218 @206 - I really liked The Gods Themselves, but it sure felt like a lot of the (human-oriented) stuff was "this guy is wrong, and I will never stop acting against him."

The alien stuff was very weird and pretty unique for Asimov. Most of his stories are "let's discuss stuff."

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 21, 2020 10:51 PM (l9m7l)

219 Weird Dave,
Farmaggedon sounds a bit like a bigger TXMoMe but with an airplane...

Posted by: lin-duh en fugue at May 21, 2020 10:51 PM (UUBmN)

220 Alfred Bester is one weird dude. I liked him, with reservations, until I read something way too weird to deal with.

A.E. Van Vogt is weird too, but I loved The Weapon Shops of Isher anyway.

Arthur C Clarke seems to have been a pedophile. Childhood's End is great, though. So is the short story, The 9 Billion Names of God.

Posted by: Splunge at May 21, 2020 10:51 PM (dOV9E)

221 Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics


Posted by: kbdabear


What do you do with all the souls that you click-collect?

Posted by: Miklos, with Amulet of Pure Thought at May 21, 2020 10:51 PM (QzkSJ)

222 According to the original story from a week or so ago, the union hung him out to dry.

And he's an ex-SEAL, to answer a question earlier upthread
Posted by: browndog at May 21, 2020 10:46 PM (gD6Ka)

Union does not feel he is not one of them ? Shocking. He looked, sounded like military. Not end to end cop.

Posted by: runner at May 21, 2020 10:52 PM (zr5Kq)

223 (Note to MaryPoppins and TheJamesMadison--I have downloaded your work but haven't started either yet. This is me.)

Well, thank you. I'm glad you downloaded.

You should download Anna Puma's stuff, too.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 21, 2020 10:53 PM (2JVJo)

224 I admire many of Isaac Asimov's books (after you've read the Foundation Trilogy, check out The Gods Themselves, awesome conception), but he doesn't have as good a sense of humor as he thinks. He's at his worst when he's trying to be funny, or to pander to the lower classes. The Black Widower series is an example of the worst of both.
Posted by: Splunge


Not only did I read the Holy Trilogy, I read all the prequels and sequels (that he didn't really want to write).

Loved every dang one. The Gods Themselves was great except for the weird alien parts that I just kinda skipped over.

He novelized Nightfall which creeped me out and gave me one of the worst nightmares I've ever had.

I cherish his entire catalog.

Posted by: eleven at May 21, 2020 10:53 PM (QLPEO)

225 i read too many Weterns. i guess i have seen flying J's, but when I read they term i thought he was talking about some rural areas with a lot of big ranches.

Posted by: Quint at May 21, 2020 10:53 PM (hHxp2)

226 Arthur C Clarke seems to have been a pedophile. Childhood's End is great, though. So is the short story, The 9 Billion Names of God.
Posted by: Splunge at May 21, 2020 10:51 PM (dOV9E)


---------

The culture was different Sri Lanka. Meaning, you could dork young boys and still keep your day job.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 21, 2020 10:53 PM (kVr0X)

227 Arthur C Clarke seems to have been a pedophile.
Posted by: Splunge at May 21, 2020 10:51 PM (dOV9E)

Do WHAT?!?!?

Posted by: Robert at May 21, 2020 10:53 PM (10g3T)

228 218 @206 - I really liked The Gods Themselves, but it sure felt like a lot of the (human-oriented) stuff was "this guy is wrong, and I will never stop acting against him."

The alien stuff was very weird and pretty unique for Asimov. Most of his stories are "let's discuss stuff."
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 21, 2020 10:51 PM (l9m7l)


Well, the weird aliens were wrong too, and the most rebellious of the aliens turned out to be the most conformist. Really interesting.

There is plenty of "let's discuss stuff" in Asimov, granted, but plenty that is not that. Have you checked out the Lucky Starr series, which he wrote under a different name? Fun.

Posted by: Splunge at May 21, 2020 10:54 PM (dOV9E)

229 208
Sometimes I get the impression everyone else here lives in one of the
idyllic rural hamlets that I dream about living in someday.

Come to Crook County, IL with all of your sweet retirement cash. If you're the sporty type, look for a place on the south or west sides. They're giving them away!

Posted by: dartist at May 21, 2020 10:54 PM (K22Va)

230 Heya fappers!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 21, 2020 10:54 PM (NWiLs)

231 Jeebus.. just saw a post from my husbands cousin on FB. Quote..So impressed by all that Gretchen Whitmer has done for the state of Michigan and I wanna know her secret for her flawless skin.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 21, 2020 10:54 PM (dUJdY)

232 I posted several weeks ago about how the brown shirt tactics being used by some cops around the country was eroding faith in the police, even among those on the right. Seems I am not alone in these concerns:

If cops are thinking "public support, so what", they might find themselves frustrated that juries start acquitting defendants they thought were slam-dunk convictions because they didn't trust the cop's testimony and evidence, or as a plain fuck you to the state

Posted by: kbdabear at May 21, 2020 10:55 PM (qAR6u)

233 Let he who has not dicked a Sri Lankan 12 year-old, cast the first stone.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 21, 2020 10:55 PM (kVr0X)

234 Apropos of nothing:
There is an electrnoic device somewhere in the house that randomly beeps.

Posted by: tbodie at May 21, 2020 10:55 PM (VqySH)

235 Awww. I've got my knickers in a twist. I want my damned life back.

How are you, dahlin?
Posted by: Ladyl at May 21, 2020 10:51 PM (TdMsT)

Knickers in a twist?

Ok, Internet rules say, pics or it didn't happen!

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 21, 2020 10:55 PM (NgKpN)

236 Heya fappers!
Posted by: Insomniac



WASH.YOUR.HANDS.

Posted by: Karenwaffe at May 21, 2020 10:55 PM (QzkSJ)

237 Most authors of the "Golden Age" of sci-fi are odd in one way or another.

Most of Heinlein is great, Asimov has a lot of good stuff, Clarke as well...but in all three cases there are weirdnesses that are hard to dismiss.

In most cases, the best course is to enjoy the stories for what they were and what they said, and never open up biographies on anyone (though I think none were as bad as Marion Zimmer Bradley).

Writing should be writing, and judged as such. Sure, if the author turns out to be Hitler, then yeah.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 21, 2020 10:56 PM (l9m7l)

238 What do you do with all the souls that you click-collect?

Posted by: Miklos, with Amulet of Pure Thought at May 21, 2020 10:51 PM (QzkSJ)

I give them to AtC, she gives me a commission on each one

Posted by: kbdabear at May 21, 2020 10:56 PM (qAR6u)

239 Union does not feel he is not one of them ? Shocking. He looked, sounded like military. Not end to end cop.
Posted by: runner at May 21, 2020 10:52 PM (zr5Kq)

I am sure he will wind up with some money from a lawsuit, and likely get a good job with some rural Sheriff's office.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 21, 2020 10:56 PM (Xmo7L)

240 Apropos of nothing:
There is an electrnoic device somewhere in the house that randomly beeps.
Posted by: tbodie at May 21, 2020 10:55 PM (VqySH)

--------

If it has a digital countdown timer on it, cut the red wire.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 21, 2020 10:56 PM (kVr0X)

241 Dahlin.....I have my knickers in a twist as well! I want to go to a baseball game.....I want to do all the things we were doing a year ago. Hellfire, we were supposed to be in Kauai right now. Just pretty damn sick of it all! Rant and whining off

Hey at least I got a pedi last week

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 21, 2020 10:57 PM (/UQ/R)

242 Jabba is quickly becoming the governor of Crook County. The rest of the state is openly against him
Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 21, 2020 10:51 PM (yTvFw)


The Oregon solution is to hit you with a giant fine from whatever licensing agency that rules you, have you inspected and fined by OR-OSHA, and then have CSD go and interview your kids.

Who needs cops?

Posted by: Kindltot at May 21, 2020 10:58 PM (WyVLE)

243 Never cut the red wire baby.

Posted by: eleven at May 21, 2020 10:58 PM (QLPEO)

244 Apropos of nothing:
There is an electrnoic device somewhere in the house that randomly beeps.
Posted by: tbodie at May 21, 2020 10:55 PM (VqySH)

Maybe a smoke detector with a battery going dead?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 21, 2020 10:58 PM (Xmo7L)

245 231 Jeebus.. just saw a post from my husbands cousin on FB. Quote..So impressed by all that Gretchen Whitmer has done for the state of Michigan and I wanna know her secret for her flawless skin.
Posted by: Jewells45 at May 21, 2020 10:54 PM (dUJdY)

Beyond delusional.

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 21, 2020 10:58 PM (OzQGF)

246 Heya fappers!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 21, 2020 10:54 PM (NWiLs)


1920s era women...oh fappers...

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 21, 2020 10:58 PM (yTvFw)

247 the Seattle Port cop was fired shortly after he was suspended...

because of course he was.


Posted by: redc1c4 at May 21, 2020 10:58 PM (i6uJ1)

248 Apropos of nothing:

There is an electrnoic device somewhere in the house that randomly beeps.

Posted by: tbodie at May 21, 2020 10:55 PM (VqySH)

that would freaking make me medieval. I tend to keep the internet of things to a miniumum so it is rarely a problem. But as a guess, check your fire alarm. When the batteries get old they will beep from time to time. It is properly annoying and for a good reason.

Posted by: Quint at May 21, 2020 10:59 PM (hHxp2)

249 Went to the beach tonight to watch the sunset in the part of America that's still pretty much free

Quite a few people on the beach for this time of the year, and I noticed a lot of out of state plates and the crowd was much younger than usual

Saw a few young ladies in thong bikinis that had asses that make you glad the thong bikini and yoga pants were invented. Definitely Al Pacino Approved

Posted by: kbdabear at May 21, 2020 10:59 PM (qAR6u)

250 Jeebus.. just saw a post from my husbands cousin on FB. Quote..So
impressed by all that Gretchen Whitmer has done for the state of
Michigan and I wanna know her secret for her flawless skin.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 21, 2020 10:54 PM (dUJdY)



Bathes in the blood of the innocent

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 21, 2020 10:59 PM (yTvFw)

251 There is an electrnoic device somewhere in the house that randomly beeps.

My Godchild and her husband got the shotgun out one night when they heard a voice in the house that turned out to be the smoke detector telling them the battery was low.

Posted by: dartist at May 21, 2020 10:59 PM (K22Va)

252 I would actually have a tiny bit more respect for a Governor (obviously Dem) who openly says "look, I don't give a rat's ass. I ONLY represent the wants and needs of people who voted for me and those counties. Everyone else can go to hell."

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2020 11:00 PM (L2ZTs)

253
g'evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at May 21, 2020 11:00 PM (DUIap)

254 @228 - I read all of the Lucky Starr stuff (by "David French" as I recall) and enjoyed them all. They were Asimov letting loose of logic for a bit.

But he wrote some really odd stuff. I had a book of his, "Buy Jupiter" and it had a story, "Rain Rain Go Away" which was like a Bradbury story. Totally unexpected from his pen.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 21, 2020 11:00 PM (l9m7l)

255 and I wanna know her secret for her flawless skin.

The blood of aborted babies, and the pact I signed with the Devil!

Posted by: Gruppenfuhrer Gretchen! at May 21, 2020 11:00 PM (I2/tG)

256 Thank you Jolo, about the flags.

Posted by: MikeM at May 21, 2020 11:00 PM (b2diQ)

257 251 There is an electrnoic device somewhere in the house that randomly beeps.

My Godchild and her husband got the shotgun out one night when they heard a voice in the house that turned out to be the smoke detector telling them the battery was low.
Posted by: dartist at May 21, 2020 10:59 PM (K22Va)

Mine just beep. Loudly.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 21, 2020 11:00 PM (JMI94)

258 *casts stone

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at May 21, 2020 11:00 PM (7WaWV)

259 Apropos of nothing:
There is an electrnoic device somewhere in the house that randomly beeps.
Posted by: tbodie at May 21, 2020 10:55 PM (VqySH)


Sorry, that's my Fitbit.

My bad.

Posted by: Face-Sized Spider at May 21, 2020 11:00 PM (2JVJo)

260 Sometimes I get the impression everyone else here lives in one of the idyllic rural hamlets that I dream about living in someday.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2020 10:40 PM (L2ZTs)

I live outside the village, rural, I guess you'd call it. Yesterday, a neighbor dropped off a batch of cinnamon rolls. You probably wouldn't like it here.lol

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at May 21, 2020 11:01 PM (Rz2Nc)

261 Folks, I am off to attempt sleep. Have a great weekend!

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 21, 2020 11:01 PM (l9m7l)

262 Any other Departments need a temp boss? I've got some time before my flight leaves for Germany, happy to kick some ass for a while.

Posted by: Richard Grenell at May 21, 2020 11:01 PM (JioHo)

263
The Oregon solution is to hit you with a giant
fine from whatever licensing agency that rules you, have you inspected
and fined by OR-OSHA, and then have CSD go and interview your kids.

Who needs cops?


Posted by: Kindltot at May 21, 2020 10:58 PM (WyVLE)


Over the weekend Jabba was threatening to hit them with fines and arrests but backpedaled on that.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 21, 2020 11:01 PM (yTvFw)

264 259 Apropos of nothing:
There is an electrnoic device somewhere in the house that randomly beeps.
Posted by: tbodie at May 21, 2020 10:55 PM (VqySH)

Sorry, that's my Fitbit.

My bad.
Posted by: Face-Sized Spider at May 21, 2020 11:00 PM (2JVJo)

Putting one on each leg is kinda cheating.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 21, 2020 11:01 PM (JMI94)

265 More Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics


*checks to verify Mrs Hades has gone to bed*

I love Thursdays...

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at May 21, 2020 11:01 PM (CcOog)

266 I wonder if poor Mika got President Trump kicked off Twitter yet.

Checks twitter, realDonaldTrump's still there...

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at May 21, 2020 11:01 PM (ZSK0i)

267 261 Folks, I am off to attempt sleep. Have a great weekend!
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 21, 2020 11:01 PM (l9m7l)

-------

Try? There is no try.

Posted by: Yoda at May 21, 2020 11:02 PM (kVr0X)

268 Apropos of nothing:

There is an electrnoic device somewhere in the house that randomly beeps.

===
Battery in the carbon dioxide detector is dying ?

Posted by: runner at May 21, 2020 11:02 PM (zr5Kq)

269 David French has a whole line of young adult books, including:

- "It's Not My Fault I Like To Wear Girl Clothes, I Was Born That Way"

- "I Wear A Fanny Pack Because I Like It"

- "Why Doesn't The Principal Like Being Called A Racist??: Truth To Power Series, Book I"

- "Me Versus The Mean Trump Girls"

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2020 11:02 PM (L2ZTs)

270 Maybe a smoke detector with a battery going dead?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


Those usually beep every 30 or 60 seconds. Unless the battery is right on the edge, and "this" minute it's "low", but the next few minutes it's not... that'll fix itself over the next couple days, and the beep will get less random.

My random beeps are either my home security panel (the internet is gone! oh wait it's back.) or my UPS (the line power is too low! oh wait it's not.)

Posted by: mikeski at May 21, 2020 11:02 PM (P1f+c)

271
Sometimes I get the impression everyone else here lives in one of the
idyllic rural hamlets that I dream about living in someday.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2020 10:40 PM (L2ZTs)



I live outside the village, rural, I guess you'd call it. Yesterday,
a neighbor dropped off a batch of cinnamon rolls. You probably wouldn't
like it here.lol

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at May 21, 2020 11:01 PM (Rz2Nc)

my advice for real. Just go, just leave. The easiest thing ever is to be unhappy where you are and remain in place. if you want to live outside a deep blue city, then just do it.

Posted by: Quint at May 21, 2020 11:03 PM (hHxp2)

272 Thanks for all the rural life stories guys. Way to gloat!! ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2020 11:03 PM (L2ZTs)

273 Over the weekend Jabba was threatening to hit them with fines and arrests but backpedaled on that.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 21, 2020 11:01 PM (yTvFw)


See, Kate and the Judges in Oregon are owned by the Union. And they are filled with holy zeal for their mission: Remake Oregon in their image without all that messy and low class commerce.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 21, 2020 11:03 PM (WyVLE)

274 243 Never cut the red wire baby.
Posted by: eleven at May 21, 2020 10:58 PM (QLPEO)

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

There was an episode of Stargate SG-1 where O'Neill had to cut a wire to disarm a bomb. All the wires were yellow.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at May 21, 2020 11:03 PM (CAJOC)

275 Quint, I agree.

It doesn't even have to be pretty, I just want exurban.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2020 11:03 PM (L2ZTs)

276 A Twee Gwows in Bwooklyn.

Posted by: JuJuBee at May 21, 2020 11:04 PM (COzlW)

277 I wanna know her secret for her flawless skin.


************

I was just wondering the same thing about Dr. Richard Levine.

https://tinyurl.com/bearded-lady

(top center left, holding the jar)

Posted by: Muldoon at May 21, 2020 11:04 PM (Fc5rx)

278 Jeebus.. just saw a post from my husbands cousin on FB. Quote..So
impressed by all that Gretchen Whitmer has done for the state of
Michigan and I wanna know her secret for her flawless skin.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 21, 2020 10:54 PM (dUJdY)


How much do you value family harmony? Because I'd tell a nickelfucker like that to have their head examined after they pull it out of their ass.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 21, 2020 11:04 PM (2JVJo)

279 They have raised over $430,000 for Officer Anderson on go fund me for his upcoming legal battles...good!

Posted by: lin-duh en fugue at May 21, 2020 11:04 PM (UUBmN)

280 Sometimes I get the impression everyone else here lives in one of the idyllic rural hamlets that I dream about living in someday.
Posted by: qdpsteve


You wouldn't like it. Neighbors make way too much noise. ...I assume. They live a quarter mile away so I can't prove anything.

Posted by: Richard Grenell at May 21, 2020 11:05 PM (KfC1e)

281 Quint, I agree.



It doesn't even have to be pretty, I just want exurban.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2020 11:03 PM (L2ZTs)

if it doesn't work out for some reason, you can move back. People make a move way too monumental these days.

Posted by: Quint at May 21, 2020 11:05 PM (hHxp2)

282 "Union does not feel he is not one of them ? Shocking. He looked, sounded like military. Not end to end cop."


That's a joke, right? I mean, everyone knows unions are leftist, right?

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at May 21, 2020 11:05 PM (CcOog)

283 All right, folks, time for bed.

Hope you all have a lovely night.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 21, 2020 11:06 PM (2JVJo)

284 Marlo Thomas? Marlo Thomas...? hm... I know the name. Wasn't she in a Dobie Gillis? Except she was just Margaret then. So, she married Troy Donahue? And what was it they were on? Hazel? I didn't know they were doing a re-make of Hazel.

Ancient TV memories all tend to run together after a while... like various colors of paint don't make psychedelic paisley patterns, they just make mud.

Posted by: mindful webworker
link: Cops Take Down Stormtrooper (fumetti)
at May 21, 2020 11:06 PM (bd376)

285 There was an episode of Stargate SG-1 where O'Neill had to cut a wire to disarm a bomb. All the wires were yellow.
Posted by: No One of Consequence at May 21, 2020 11:03 PM (CAJOC)

If i were going to build a bomb, I sure wouldn't abide by any color code. Why make it easy for the guy defusing it?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 21, 2020 11:06 PM (Xmo7L)

286 1 Dahlin.....I have my knickers in a twist as well! I want to go to a baseball game.....I want to do all the things we were doing a year ago. Hellfire, we were supposed to be in Kauai right now. Just pretty damn sick of it all! Rant and whining off

Hey at least I got a pedi last week
Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 21, 2020 10:57 PM (/UQ/R)


I'm so sorry, WDS.

I supposed to be in Maine in early June. Now it's September. The person I'm going with has been drinking deeply of the Covid Kool Aid.

I'm beyond disgusted.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 21, 2020 11:06 PM (TdMsT)

287 Apropos of nothing:

There is an electrnoic device somewhere in the house that randomly beeps.


It's not 'random', and you should just ignore it.

Posted by: Bob @ NSA at May 21, 2020 11:06 PM (KfC1e)

288 mindful, LOL.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2020 11:06 PM (L2ZTs)

289 231 Jeebus.. just saw a post from my husbands cousin on FB. Quote..So impressed by all that Gretchen Whitmer has done for the state of Michigan and I wanna know her secret for her flawless skin.
Posted by: Jewells45 at May 21, 2020 10:54 PM (dUJdY)


Even I know the answer to that, and I'm a guy. Did you tell her?

Posted by: Splunge at May 21, 2020 11:08 PM (dOV9E)

290 Thanks for all the rural life stories guys. Way to gloat!


*********

I drove 14 miles to the nearest grocery store today to pick up a FedEx package that was dropped there because we are too remote for FedEx to find.

Not gloating, just making an observation.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 21, 2020 11:08 PM (Fc5rx)

291 Jewells, just send her the LOL emoji on FB.
If she questions it and continues to praise Whitmer, put up another LOL emoji.
Don't explain anything to her.
And if you have to block her, block her.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2020 11:09 PM (L2ZTs)

292 The Flying J??...



Sometimes I get the impression everyone else here lives in one of
the idyllic rural hamlets that I dream about living in someday.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2020 10:40 PM (L2ZTs)

You only need to know three things about the Flying J's.
Dirt squirters.

Lot lizards.
Good buddies.

Posted by: billy bob big rigger at May 21, 2020 11:09 PM (/LQkF)

293 231 Jeebus.. just saw a post from my husbands cousin on FB. Quote..So impressed by all that Gretchen Whitmer has done for the state of Michigan and I wanna know her secret for her flawless skin.
Posted by: Jewells45 at May 21, 2020 10:54 PM (dUJdY)


Oh, gag.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 21, 2020 11:10 PM (+lVUW)

294 I drove 14 miles to the nearest grocery store today to pick up a FedEx package that was dropped there because we are too remote for FedEx to find.

Not gloating, just making an observation.
Posted by: Muldoon at May 21, 2020 11:08 PM (Fc5rx)


AAAAAAAAUUUGGGHHH!

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2020 11:10 PM (L2ZTs)

295 Thanks for all the rural life stories guys. Way to gloat!

Saw an Amish buggy go thru the McDonald's drive-thru tonight. A boy and his date.

Posted by: t-bird at May 21, 2020 11:10 PM (KfC1e)

296 That's a joke, right? I mean, everyone knows unions are leftist, right?
Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at May 21, 2020 11:05 PM (CcOog)

that was 2 parts. part 1) union part 2) confirmed that ex military. not connected. makes sense ?

Posted by: runner at May 21, 2020 11:10 PM (zr5Kq)

297 O'Neill had to cut a wire to disarm a bomb. All the wires were yellow.

*********

I'm reminded of Donkey in Shrek-

"Red flower, blue thorns, Red flower, blue thorns. This would be a lot easier if I weren't color blind!"

Posted by: Muldoon at May 21, 2020 11:11 PM (Fc5rx)

298 *(Calling U-Haul)*

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2020 11:11 PM (L2ZTs)

299 When I purchased the Refuge the late wife bitched that I was moving her out into the middle of nowhere. I told her in 10 years or so the city would move to us.


They are putting in 500K houses across the road from us now. We're a bedroom community for Raleigh, and Wake Forest has become too urbanized for the gentry.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at May 21, 2020 11:11 PM (CcOog)

300 I drove 14 miles to the nearest grocery store today to pick up a FedEx package that was dropped there because we are too remote for FedEx to find.

Not gloating, just making an observation.
Posted by: Muldoon


FedEx needs better drones.

Posted by: J. Bezos at May 21, 2020 11:11 PM (QzkSJ)

301 If i were going to build a bomb, I sure wouldn't abide by any color code. Why make it easy for the guy defusing it?

BBROYGBVGW....'cause you don't want to go splodey dope on your self!

Posted by: BOYNSEA at May 21, 2020 11:11 PM (Fks5r)

302 I don't know if it's been mentioned on this site, but according to tonight's state news a judge has ruled in favor of the 77 year old barber.

I guess he wasn't impressed with Whitmer's flawless skin.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 21, 2020 11:11 PM (+lVUW)

303
I drove 14 miles to the nearest grocery store today to pick up a FedEx package that was dropped there because we are too remote for FedEx to find.

Not gloating, just making an observation.
Posted by: Muldoon

Getting there, there a bridge involved?

Posted by: Jean at May 21, 2020 11:11 PM (4hmZU)

304 t-bird, were there songbirds chirping around them too? Maybe the woman was feeding a deer out of the palm of her hand?

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2020 11:11 PM (L2ZTs)

305 I'm betting that this Memorial Day weekend with bars being closed that there will be lots of loud house parties. The Karens will break lots of unmanicured nails dialing 3-1-1

Posted by: kbdabear at May 21, 2020 11:12 PM (qAR6u)

306 I've found where Whitler get xhir make-up!


https://preview.tinyurl.com/yav52gn9

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at May 21, 2020 11:12 PM (7WaWV)

307 I've never run into a lot lizard, which is disappointing considering I'm taking a vow of rampant whore-mongering.

Posted by: Robert at May 21, 2020 11:12 PM (10g3T)

308 Putting one on each leg is kinda cheating.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 21, 2020 11:01 PM (JMI94)

To be fair, chalking up 80,000 paces per day is tough!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 21, 2020 11:12 PM (6wiwL)

309 You only need to know three things about the Flying J's.
Dirt squirters.

Lot lizards.
Good buddies.

Posted by: billy bob big rigger



Try the sushi.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 21, 2020 11:13 PM (axyOa)

310 They are putting in 500K houses across the road from us now. We're a bedroom community for Raleigh, and Wake Forest has become too urbanized for the gentry.


that area has really changed over the years! I have a good friend who went out there (from Philly) when he got his MD... he lives near Kernersville now. It's been fun to watch things build up out there. Very pretty area!

Posted by: HostageBlackOrchid at May 21, 2020 11:13 PM (j9HX3)

311 Good night, Poppins!

Posted by: Muldoon at May 21, 2020 11:13 PM (Fc5rx)

312 They are putting in 500K houses across the road from us now. We're a bedroom community for Raleigh, and Wake Forest has become too urbanized for the gentry.
Posted by: GGE


Wake Forest is not that close to Raleigh.

Posted by: Miklos, between Climax and Pleasant Garden at May 21, 2020 11:13 PM (QzkSJ)

313 that was 2 parts. part 1) union part 2) confirmed that ex military. not connected. makes sense ?

Posted by: runner at May 21, 2020 11:10 PM (zr5Kq)



Not really. Dude makes a video criticizing current lefty goobermint officials, dude gets suspended (big surprise), union does nothing (another big surprise). Ex military or not, dude was critical of leftists, so the union won't do a damn thing for him. No surprises here, unions are lefty.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at May 21, 2020 11:14 PM (CcOog)

314 I've found where Whitler get xhir make-up!

Earl Scheib?

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2020 11:14 PM (L2ZTs)

315 But did the judge call the barber into his chambers for a trim

Posted by: Jean at May 21, 2020 11:14 PM (4hmZU)

316 I've never run into a lot lizard, which is disappointing considering I'm taking a vow of rampant whore-mongering.
Posted by: Robert


Barbequed Iguana.

Posted by: Miklosican Radio at May 21, 2020 11:15 PM (QzkSJ)

317 Hi all, so my sister and I talked tonite, she is anti trump I defended President Trump, and he wore a fucking mask, ugggg

Posted by: lousagirl at May 21, 2020 11:15 PM (+dLD3)

318 BRB, I've got a can in the pantry that has swelled to twice its normal size, so I figure I can get Whitmer's Flawless Skin on the cheap.

Posted by: Splunge at May 21, 2020 11:15 PM (dOV9E)

319 114 This is the second time Pritzker has threatened withholding federal funds as a tool for local leaders to fall in line. He said he would consider keeping federal relief from counties and businesses that do not follow his executive order.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 21, 2020 10:14 PM (cUUNR)

Couldn't Trump just say "fuck you fatass, I'll just cut off your entire crooked state"?

Posted by: kbdabear at May 21, 2020 11:15 PM (qAR6u)

320 t-bird, were there songbirds chirping around them too? Maybe the woman was feeding a deer out of the palm of her hand?

I don't know, I went back to watching a bunny rabbit across the street.

Here's rural for ya, qdp: my nephew was over and noticed a groundhog down in the garden. So he shot it from a second-story window.

Posted by: t-bird at May 21, 2020 11:15 PM (WLHrn)

321 Wake Forest is not that close to Raleigh.

Posted by: Miklos, between Climax and Pleasant Garden at May 21, 2020 11:13 PM (QzkSJ)


In what state? Wake Forest shares a border with North Raleigh.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at May 21, 2020 11:15 PM (CcOog)

322 Earl Scheib?

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2020 11:14 PM



Pierce Direct.

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at May 21, 2020 11:16 PM (7WaWV)

323 Wake Forest is not that close to Raleigh.


actually that's a good point! High Point and Kernersville are close to Wake - and Wise Man Brewing

!!!

ok I'm already into celebrating but yeah raleigh isn't that close to there wtf

Posted by: HostageBlackOrchid at May 21, 2020 11:16 PM (j9HX3)

324 I had my first real sushi in Raleigh. This was ages ago. I was with a real Japanese guy and he seemed to like it. This was a different century but the Raleigh sushi was just ok. It might have been that I was just not used to the stuff and we had something like twenty pieces each.

Posted by: Quint at May 21, 2020 11:16 PM (hHxp2)

325 As I understand it, the judge ruled using the term "specific". He hadn't actually done anything that was a danger to public health. If he had been tested positive for some communicable disease, they might have been justified.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 21, 2020 11:16 PM (+lVUW)

326 lousagirl, I have an anti-PDT sister too. Ugh.
She really believes he told people to drink bleach.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2020 11:16 PM (L2ZTs)

327 Apropos of nothing:

There is an electrnoic device somewhere in the house that randomly beeps.
----
DAMHIKT; but, you should check your fire alarms. All of them. Yup, even the one hidden in the laundry room.

Posted by: AZ deplorably isolated at May 21, 2020 11:16 PM (kp35W)

328 t-bird, sure, up the ante! Drive me crazier faster! ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2020 11:17 PM (L2ZTs)

329 He wore the mask, I saw the picture, so disappointing

Posted by: lousagirl at May 21, 2020 11:17 PM (+dLD3)

330 Not really.


I can live with it.

Posted by: runner at May 21, 2020 11:17 PM (zr5Kq)

331 Good night, all.

Posted by: runner at May 21, 2020 11:18 PM (zr5Kq)

332
It's irritating how people who want to survive financially can be such a pain in the ass.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)

=========

I saw the prosecutor on camera. A Karen wrapped in a bitch inside a nanny.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 21, 2020 11:18 PM (SFAhl)

333 In what state? Wake Forest shares a border with North Raleigh.
Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde


I'm thinking Demon Deacons, clear over in Winston.

Posted by: Miklos, Dookie by inheritance at May 21, 2020 11:18 PM (QzkSJ)

334 He admitted that he wore the mask I just dont give a fuck anymore

Posted by: lousagirl at May 21, 2020 11:19 PM (+dLD3)

335 QDP Steve- Lake Arrowhead is in your neck of the woods, and it's been heaven to live in for 41 years. But you have to be honest- it's a small town.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at May 21, 2020 11:19 PM (HuH1F)

336
If The Tuck Box doesn't have a picture of Mooch somewhere on the wall, I will be disappointed.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing

========

American flags were planted all over the place a few days ago.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 21, 2020 11:19 PM (SFAhl)

337 And now my computer is playing THIS song!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pvAheaqBeA

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2020 11:19 PM (L2ZTs)

338 "that area has really changed over the years!"

Tell me about it. I started driving through here in the late 80's, there was absolutely nothing until you hit the car dealerships in North Raleigh (just south of where they built I-540). The little town where I live hasn't changed all that much but after you cross into Wake County it's housing development after housing development.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at May 21, 2020 11:20 PM (CcOog)

339 Charles, thanks. :-)

I also like Wildomar or Fallbrook if I can't leave SoCal. Although they're both expensive I believe.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2020 11:20 PM (L2ZTs)

340 247 the Seattle Port cop was fired shortly after he was suspended...

because of course he was.


Posted by: redc1c4


We'll see if the other cops have the balls and the integrity to stand up for him. I suspect he belongs to a union.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 21, 2020 11:20 PM (+lVUW)

341 If cops are thinking "public support, so what", they might find themselves frustrated that juries start acquitting defendants they thought were slam-dunk convictions because they didn't trust the cop's testimony and evidence, or as a plain fuck you to the state

Posted by: kbdabear at May 21, 2020 10:55 PM (qAR6u)


At this point, I'm not sure I would convict Ted Bundy on bite mark testimony, that's how pissed at hut-hut cops I am.

Public employee unions are bad, but public employee pensions are going to be the death of this Republic.

Posted by: RickZ at May 21, 2020 11:20 PM (Y8PSl)

342 He wore the mask, I saw the picture, so disappointing
Posted by: lousagirl at May 21, 2020 11:17 PM (+dLD3)

Well, he wore it as a courtesy to Ford Motor Company, and he only wore it in the room in which he was specifically requested to wear it. They do have such things as "clean rooms", you know.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 21, 2020 11:21 PM (Xmo7L)

343 My sister-in-law once took a potshot at a raccoon from her second story bedroom, missed the raccoon but took out a porch light.

That's rural!

Posted by: Muldoon at May 21, 2020 11:21 PM (Fc5rx)

344 Apropos of nothing:
There is an electrnoic device somewhere in the house that randomly beeps.
Posted by: tbodie at May 21, 2020 10:55 PM (VqySH)
~~~~~

The back-up battery for your cable/internet is dead. (Bet you didn't even know you had one.)

I've got Verizon Fios and it took me a month to find out what the hell was beeping.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 21, 2020 11:22 PM (sGotD)

345 Jeebus.. just saw a post from my husbands cousin on FB. Quote..So
impressed by all that Gretchen Whitmer has done for the state of
Michigan and I wanna know her secret for her flawless skin.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 21, 2020 10:54 PM (dUJdY)



Bathes in the blood of the innocent
Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 21, 2020 10:59 PM (yTvFw)
------
Gretchen "Elisabeth Bathory" Whitmer

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at May 21, 2020 11:22 PM (4o2K3)

346 actually that's a good point! High Point and Kernersville are close to Wake - and Wise Man Brewing



!!!



ok I'm already into celebrating but yeah raleigh isn't that close to there wtf

Yeah...that's all the way over by Winston-Salem. When I say "Wake Forest" I mean the actual town in north Wake County where the university STARTED, not where they moved to in 1968.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at May 21, 2020 11:22 PM (CcOog)

347 I'm getting tired of these "front line workers" ads and PSA's. Many of them aren't all that overwhelmed or all that at risk. Nurses are canonized yet they have time to do Tik-Tok dance videos. And ALL of them are still getting paid

Posted by: kbdabear at May 21, 2020 11:24 PM (qAR6u)

348 343 My sister-in-law once took a potshot at a raccoon from her second story bedroom, missed the raccoon but took out a porch light.


----------

Kangaroos make bigger targets. Tell your sister, her porch light will thank her.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 21, 2020 11:24 PM (kVr0X)

349 Well, he wore it as a courtesy to Ford Motor Company, and he only wore it in the room in which he was specifically requested to wear it. They do have such things as "clean rooms", you know.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 21, 2020 11:21 PM (Xmo7L)

The unclean room is where they keep the lepers.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 21, 2020 11:24 PM (JMI94)

350 301 If i were going to build a bomb, I sure wouldn't abide by any color code. Why make it easy for the guy defusing it?

BBROYGBVGW....'cause you don't want to go splodey dope on your self!
Posted by: BOYNSEA at May 21, 2020 11:11 PM (Fks5r)

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

One of the Evil Overlord's rules:

"I will never employ any device with a digital countdown. If I find that such a device is absolutely unavoidable, I will set it to activate when the counter reaches 117 and the hero is just putting his plan into operation."

Posted by: No One of Consequence at May 21, 2020 11:24 PM (CAJOC)

351
Holy cow, I've been to the Tuck Box. It's beyond twee. It's Nuclear Twee.

That was aeons ago.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes

=========

That's all of Carmel.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 21, 2020 11:24 PM (SFAhl)

352 Ok, well there is no such place as clean rooms we live in a dirty world, this was a huge mistake, just my opinion

Posted by: lousagirl at May 21, 2020 11:24 PM (+dLD3)

353 Captain Obvious, Belle Gunness strikes me as more a Gertrude Baniszewski type.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2020 11:25 PM (L2ZTs)

354 This was a huge mistake

Posted by: lousagirl at May 21, 2020 11:25 PM (+dLD3)

355 ok I'm already into celebrating but yeah raleigh isn't that close to there wtf


Celebrate on, dude!

Hope you make it to Climax one day!

Posted by: Miklos, with Guilford County joke at May 21, 2020 11:25 PM (QzkSJ)

356 Oops...

Captain Obvious, *Whitmer* strikes me as more a Gertrude Baniszewski type.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2020 11:25 PM (L2ZTs)

357 Anyone else having trouble with slow reloads? Seems like the hampsters are hobbling. Other sites load OK.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 21, 2020 11:25 PM (Xmo7L)

358 I've got Verizon Fios and it took me a month to find out what the hell was beeping.

Mine beeps every fifteen minutes. But it's done that ever since I moved back two years ago. It seems to be behind the refrigerator. Yeah, I'm in a big hurry.

Posted by: t-bird at May 21, 2020 11:26 PM (fFtVH)

359 And I will not wear a fucking burka/mask and I am out, make fun of me as you will

Posted by: lousagirl at May 21, 2020 11:26 PM (+dLD3)

360 This is jmo but i don't think the mask wearing is so cut and dried. I can see were it seems that only Karens and Betas where masks while conservatives and libertarians do not partake.

But I am guessing it is a bit more nuanced. I think there are plenty of conservatives and libertarian-conservatives who where it because they simply don't want to get sick. A bunch more where them only around others so as to not alarm some stranger for no good reason.

And not wearing a mask does not make you a good guy. There are so many entitled jagoffs these days that you could never figure as to why someone is not wearing a mask. There are lot of leftists these days that don't ever think about others. They are not standing on principle, they just don't care about anyone else.

I never question anyone for not wearing a mask. I am as skeptical about this whole thing as anyone else. The usual supects have made this political at every turn. But I don't agree that no mask = conservative and mask = lib. THere is more to it than than.

But the shut down forever stuff is off course lib. They have an agenda and we know what that is. I go out every day and only where a mask around others who are wearing one. Not to stereotype, but just by judging those not wearing, I doubt they are mostly Trump supporters.

Posted by: Quint at May 21, 2020 11:27 PM (hHxp2)

361 354 This was a huge mistake
Posted by: lousagirl at May 21, 2020 11:25 PM (+dLD3)


I think I understand why you think that: you do not want to see him bend the knee, ever. I don't either, but I don't think that's quite what he's about. I think what he's about is winning, via Whatever It Takes. I've learned to trust him to judge the Whatever It Takes part.

Posted by: Splunge at May 21, 2020 11:27 PM (dOV9E)

362
Mine beeps every fifteen minutes. But it's done that ever since I moved back two years ago. It seems to be behind the refrigerator. Yeah, I'm in a big hurry.
Posted by: t-bird

========

We had a smoke alarm that did that. Sounded like a cricket.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 21, 2020 11:27 PM (SFAhl)

363 lousagirl, I once drew a cartoon called "burka fail."

(The woman's leg was sticking out of the face hole...)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2020 11:27 PM (L2ZTs)

364 359 And I will not wear a fucking burka/mask and I am out, make fun of me as you will
Posted by: lousagirl at May 21, 2020 11:26 PM (+dLD3)

---

I don't.

I have yet to have anyone say anything to me.

Posted by: SMH at May 21, 2020 11:28 PM (RU4sa)

365 The unclean room is where they keep the lepers.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 21, 2020 11:24 PM (JMI94)

It's where you go if you need a hand.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 21, 2020 11:28 PM (Xmo7L)

366 Random, non-specific beeping: Ran into this once. Drove me nuts, because it was the first time I found something that could "throw" a tone, like a voice. It was very faint, though persistent. "WTF is that?" Did I hear a beep?" Sit still. Wait.

beep.

"Yes!! That's a beep. What the hell is that?" Gotta be coming from the living room. Go into living room. Sit still.

beeep!

"WTF!!" This went on for a while. I thought for sure it was maybe a guitar tuner, which was new. Maybe it has a low battery detector or something.

Turns out it was the water heater, which I had replaced about 6 or 9 months before. Electric - with a heat pump. Very efficient. Noisy, when using the heat pump only mode. Inexpensive. And - has a filter that needs to be periodically cleaned. It sets off an alarm, and the digital display warns in bold LCD letters to clean the filter. Today it probably would send a text message or electric shock or something.

Posted by: Common Tater at May 21, 2020 11:28 PM (w0XWc)

367 And I will not wear a fucking burka/mask and I am out, make fun of me as you will
Posted by: lousagirl at May 21, 2020 11:26 PM (+dLD3)

Just use the Ace approved method.

1. Kill a hobo.

2. Peel off his face.

3. Wear his face over your face.

Posted by: Robert at May 21, 2020 11:28 PM (10g3T)

368 I've never run into a lot lizard, which is disappointing considering I'm taking a vow of rampant whore-mongering.

Posted by: Robert at May 21, 2020 11:12 PM (10g3T)

Try the Pilot in Indi. South side of 465 The dump used to be loaded with em.
Some brazen assed pimps there.

Posted by: billy bob big rigger at May 21, 2020 11:29 PM (/LQkF)

369 Oh but I paid off my truck today haha One less thing

Posted by: lousagirl at May 21, 2020 11:29 PM (+dLD3)

370 Today it probably would send a text message or electric shock or something.
Posted by: Common Tater


This is why you need me.

Posted by: the Loyal Toaster at May 21, 2020 11:30 PM (QzkSJ)

371 Kangaroos make bigger targets. Tell your sister, her porch light will thank her.
Posted by: Cicero


********

I haven't seen a kangaroo around here since we put out the ;roo repellant strips in '98.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 21, 2020 11:30 PM (Fc5rx)

372 369 Oh but I paid off my truck today haha One less thing
Posted by: lousagirl at May 21, 2020 11:29 PM (+dLD3)


Congratulations. That's a big moment, that deserves to be celebrated with cake or pie.

Posted by: Splunge at May 21, 2020 11:30 PM (dOV9E)

373 369 Oh but I paid off my truck today haha One less thing
Posted by: lousagirl at May 21, 2020 11:29 PM (+dLD3)


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ONE PERCENTER!!!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 21, 2020 11:30 PM (kVr0X)

374 Hubby and I drunken/drank/drunk some champagne weeeeeeeer

Posted by: lousagirl at May 21, 2020 11:31 PM (+dLD3)

375 1. Kill a hobo.

2. Peel off his face.

3. Wear his face over your face.
Posted by: Robert

Wouldn't that get you killed by Ace?

Posted by: Mobius Loop Miklos at May 21, 2020 11:31 PM (QzkSJ)

376 qdpsteve,

31.6247451, -93.1724142

10 acres. Unimproved. Use the satellite image layer and u can see the property boundaries better. The cabin when I was very young, had the builder's initials and date (late 1890s) carved into the rafters. This is also where I was treed by feral dogs, and again treed by a young male cougar. Coincidentally, it was also where I learned how to shoot. Bounty on coyotes was good $. Bounty on feral dogs was better.

You too can own this for the low low price of ~$25k. I ain't EVER going back, because Louisiana.

Posted by: BifBewalski - sinis est culus at May 21, 2020 11:32 PM (VcFUs)

377 Mine beeps every fifteen minutes. But it's done that ever since I moved back two years ago. It seems to be behind the refrigerator. Yeah, I'm in a big hurry.
Posted by: t-bird at May 21, 2020 11:26 PM (fFtVH)
~~~~~

Seriously, my Fios backup battery beeps every 15 minutes. Mine is in the basement (dungeon.)

It's only a backup battery for your phone service in case of a power outage. Do you have a land line?

Posted by: IrishEi at May 21, 2020 11:32 PM (sGotD)

378 Yeah I we are mfrs

Posted by: lousagirl at May 21, 2020 11:32 PM (+dLD3)

379 Mine beeps every fifteen minutes. But it's done that ever since I moved
back two years ago. It seems to be behind the refrigerator. Yeah, I'm in
a big hurry.

Posted by: t-bird

you have the patience of Job. I would have shut off all the power and called in an expert. The other option would be to create some new holes in the place.

Posted by: Quint at May 21, 2020 11:32 PM (hHxp2)

380 I haven't seen a kangaroo around here since we put out the ;roo repellant strips in '98.
Posted by: Muldoon


That, and Planned Roohood.

Posted by: Roo v. Wade at May 21, 2020 11:33 PM (QzkSJ)

381 Bif, thanks! :-)

My BIL and (sane) sister like Nebraska as well.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2020 11:33 PM (L2ZTs)

382 riously, my Fios backup battery beeps every 15 minutes. Mine is in the basement (dungeon.)



It's only a backup battery for your phone service in case of a power outage. Do you have a land line?

Posted by: IrishEi at May 21, 2020 11:32 PM (sGotD)

I had that too. Pain in the ass that is.

Posted by: Quint at May 21, 2020 11:33 PM (hHxp2)

383 Ok, well there is no such place as clean rooms we live in a dirty world, this was a huge mistake, just my opinion

Posted by: lousagirl at May 21, 2020 11:24 PM (+dLD3)


FWIW, wearing a mask and such in a clean room is so that YOU don't contaminate the product (I work in semiconductors). Works the same for the bat flu, it's so YOU don't contaminate others, but if you aren't infected the mask is just theater.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at May 21, 2020 11:34 PM (CcOog)

384 1. Kill a hobo.

2. Peel off his face.

3. Wear his face over your face.
Posted by: Robert

Wouldn't that get you killed by Ace?
Posted by: Mobius Loop Miklos


Wheels within wheels man.

Wheels within wheels.

Posted by: eleven at May 21, 2020 11:34 PM (QLPEO)

385 qdpsteve,



31.6247451, -93.1724142



10 acres. Unimproved. Use the satellite image layer and u can see
the property boundaries better. The cabin when I was very young, had the
builder's initials and date (late 1890s) carved into the rafters. This
is also where I was treed by feral dogs, and again treed by a young
male cougar. Coincidentally, it was also where I learned how to shoot.
Bounty on coyotes was good $. Bounty on feral dogs was better.



You too can own this for the low low price of ~$25k. I ain't EVER going back, because Louisiana.

Posted by: BifBewalski - sinis est culus at May 21, 2020 11:32 PM (VcFUs)

what do i need to search that, Google Earth?

Posted by: Quint at May 21, 2020 11:35 PM (hHxp2)

386 Yeah, Quint. Google earf, or Google maps

Posted by: BifBewalski - sinis est culus at May 21, 2020 11:36 PM (VcFUs)

387 I've been geeking out about sharpening, and it turns out that kangaroo hide makes a really good strop. I am not kidding. So I ordered a kangaroo hide strop from Amazon, and they said they could not ship it to me in California. They didn't say why, but of course I know why. Some California Democrat passed a ridiculous law, so shut up and strop with cow leather, you peon. I'd start a rebellion group, but it would probably be kind of small.

Posted by: Splunge at May 21, 2020 11:36 PM (dOV9E)

388 That, and Planned Roohood.
Posted by: Roo v. Wade


********

Oh, you shall roo the day you started down this path!

Posted by: Muldoon at May 21, 2020 11:36 PM (Fc5rx)

389 You too can own this for the low low price of ~$25k. I ain't EVER going back, because Louisiana.
Posted by: BifBewalski


Meat pies over in Natchitoches, though.

Posted by: Miklos, Old Orleanian at May 21, 2020 11:37 PM (QzkSJ)

390
what do i need to search that, Google Earth?
Posted by: Quint

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google maps takes coordinates.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 21, 2020 11:37 PM (SFAhl)

391 Meat pies over in Natchitoches, though.

And Shipley donuts.

Posted by: BifBewalski - sinis est culus at May 21, 2020 11:38 PM (VcFUs)

392 ..My sister-in-law once took a potshot at a raccoon from her second story bedroom, missed the raccoon but took out a porch light.

That's rural!

Posted by: Muldoon at May 21, 2020 11:21 PM (Fc5rx)



There once was a Mountain based 'sis,

Who shot at a coon which she missed.

The critter skedaddled, screamed "I'll be back soon!"

Lights out for ol' Rocky Raccoon!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 21, 2020 11:38 PM (QzJWU)

393 Howdy all. Looks like rain here for 4 days in N IL. We'll see what does to the garden.

BTW just heard Chris Hahn Fox and he's still an asshoe!

Posted by: Farmer at May 21, 2020 11:38 PM (yylD+)

394
google maps takes coordinates.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia

=======

Holy smack, you'd better know have some good alligator recipes for that place.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 21, 2020 11:39 PM (SFAhl)

395 BTW just heard Chris Hahn Fox and he's still an asshoe!
Posted by: Farmer at May 21, 2020 11:38 PM (yylD+)
~~~~~

He's obnoxious, isn't he? But I do believe I detect a bit of desperation in his voice nowadays.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 21, 2020 11:40 PM (sGotD)

396 Lights out for ol' Rocky Raccoon!

Jim
Sunk New Dawn


********

Heh!

Don't give up your day job!

Posted by: Muldoon at May 21, 2020 11:40 PM (Fc5rx)

397 The primary thought in the mind of every cop should be, if I am seriously getting my a** kicked by multiple assailants, I really don't need these witnesses standing around with their hands in their pockets, or worse, cheering on the assailants and videoing the whole event.

Posted by: navybrat, largely at large at May 21, 2020 11:40 PM (w7KSn)

398 Rec'd five (5) pounds of dutch process cocoa powder today. Last week twenty (20) pounds green coffee beans. Powdered milk, eight ( pounds on hand. Twenty six (26) pounds sugar. Thirty five (35) pounds flour, six (6) pounds pickling salt. No iodine. Broke out the All American pressure canner.

Lots of fun, that. Canned a bunch of veggies, Taters naturally, to get the hang of it. Froze some too, after parboiling. Tired of throwing away potatoes that go bad.

Onions I haven't figured out yet. They don't keep all that well, but they don't freeze well. I guess dried or dehydrating is an option.

Posted by: Common Tater at May 21, 2020 11:40 PM (w0XWc)

399 QDP Steve- Arrowhead goes from very inexpensive (180,00) to many millions. I was at a house today that I've maintained for 16 years that is probably 10 million. And not the nicest house in the area, but the nicest property. 3 1/2 acre lakefront developed in 1921 by J.B. Van Nuys, of Van Nuys Ca. fame. He finished building the dam that created the lake. A really gorgeous home.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at May 21, 2020 11:40 PM (HuH1F)

400 Holy smack, you'd better know have some good alligator recipes for that place.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia


The only place worse than Lake Charles, is north of Lake Charles.

Posted by: Miklos, not saying gator tastes like chicken at May 21, 2020 11:41 PM (QzkSJ)

401 Charles, wow nice. I'll need to take a drive through the neighborhood sometime. (Sounds like a good day trip.)

And Bif, thanks for the coordinates. I looked it up, it looks really nice and out of the way.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2020 11:43 PM (L2ZTs)

402 Ok so I cant go to a graduation ceremony at a park but can go to a Walmart but I can go to the grocery store as long as I follow the arrows but I cannot go to the dentist but I can go to the hospital to have an elective surgery but an old couple married seventy years cannot see each other for three months can someone send me the book on where these motherfuckers have the rules pleade

Posted by: lousagirl at May 21, 2020 11:43 PM (+dLD3)

403 Holy smack, you'd better know have some good alligator recipes for that place.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia


It's on a ridge. At that time, the nearest 'gator was in the Cane river. Great cat squirrel hunting though. Dad wouldn't let me use a shotgun, made me use a .22. Good squirrel stew recipe.

I miss the Kisatchee and the wild dogwood trees. Even miss the fauna that wanted to eat me.

Posted by: BifBewalski - sinis est culus at May 21, 2020 11:44 PM (VcFUs)

404 81 70 I need some good books to read. I like thrillers, mysteries etc. Any suggestions?
Posted by: Jewells45 at May 21, 2020 10:13 PM (dUJdY)

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

Can't go wrong with Dean Koontz. He's a Libertarian...which was very visible in his early books. Odd Thomas series is a good one. Very prolific...so you can hunt down something that interests you. Suspense is his game...with a little humor and mystery thrown in.

Posted by: Orson at May 21, 2020 11:44 PM (8mlXQ)

405 I think President Trump was respecting a request/policy by Ford to wear a
mask in one specific area. I would imagine some of the process of
manufacturing respirators requires it.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y95xznlk

Ford officials wore face coverings during the tour, according to a pool
report, but Trump did not.
The president said he put one on in an area "where they preferred it," and later showed reporters a navy blue mask
decorated with the presidential seal.

Posted by: old chick at May 21, 2020 11:44 PM (sOete)

406 Even miss the fauna that wanted to eat me.
Posted by: BifBewalski



Call me, cher.

Posted by: Flora at May 21, 2020 11:45 PM (QzkSJ)

407

One day at her backwoods camp
My sis-in-law shot at a scamp
Doggone it, she missed
Now her husband is pissed
'Cause he has to replace the porch lamp!

Posted by: Muldoon at May 21, 2020 11:45 PM (Fc5rx)

408 Please

Posted by: lousagirl at May 21, 2020 11:46 PM (+dLD3)

409 Yeah, that's the only thing about the deep south for me. There's plants there that could probably take me in a fair fight.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2020 11:46 PM (L2ZTs)

410 Oh noes!! One of Whitmer's lickspittles has banned PDT from the state of Michigan!

Who wants to bet there'll be a rally there VERY soon...

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2020 11:47 PM (L2ZTs)

411 Call me, cher.
Posted by: Flora at May 21, 2020 11:45 PM (QzkSJ)

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Halfbreed.

Posted by: All The Men In The Town at May 21, 2020 11:48 PM (kVr0X)

412 Ok so I cant go to a graduation ceremony at a park but can go to a Walmart but I can go to the grocery store as long as I follow the arrows but I cannot go to the dentist but I can go to the hospital to have an elective surgery but an old couple married seventy years cannot see each other for three months can someone send me the book on where these motherfuckers have the rules pleade
Posted by: lousagirl at May 21, 2020 11:43 PM (+dLD3)

There was the Constitution but it has been illegible since Obama wiped his ass with it.

Posted by: Robert at May 21, 2020 11:48 PM (10g3T)

413 Cher celebrated her birthday yesterday.

She turned 98!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2020 11:48 PM (L2ZTs)

414 Has anyone else seen what Sen Blumenthal and almost all NE senators are up to in re 2nd Amendment?

https://www.blumenthal.senate.gov/imo/
media/doc/ALB20529.pdf

A BILL
To amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to
ensure that all firearms are traceable, and for other
purposes.
1 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa2 tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
3 SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
4 This Act may be cited as the "Untraceable Firearms
5 Act of 2020"

Thoughts?

Posted by: Slash Buzz at May 21, 2020 11:49 PM (q9hLt)

415 Yeah, that's the only thing about the deep south for me. There's plants there that could probably take me in a fair fight.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2020 11:46 PM (L2ZTs)

The kudzu abides.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 21, 2020 11:49 PM (Xmo7L)

416 qdp. Go to Craigslist for say, Sacramento. On the "other cities" list on the right side, click on "Gold Country".

Once on that page, in the Craigslist search feature, simply type the word: Acreage, and press GO on your search.

I was stunned at how much land could be bought for stunningly low prices. Even with modest homes or trailers there, ready move in.

If you're going to be stuck in CA, might as well be stuck in some of the most beautiful country in the state.

Alas, for taxes and the rigid inability to develop acreage, clear land or do other such productive stuff with it, I'd damn well be tempted myself.

But I know that the Sierra Club, etc., has the game totally rigged out there. Look, but don't touch, live but don't improve.

You'd think they owned the rights to the land.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 21, 2020 11:49 PM (QzJWU)

417 Thanks Robert, but I think Trump wiped his ass on it today

Posted by: lousagirl at May 21, 2020 11:49 PM (+dLD3)

418 Regarding the protests where the participants are showing up armed, you're not seeing a lot of these bike lock weilding black masked fuckhead antifa types at these events, are we?

Posted by: navybrat, largely at large at May 21, 2020 11:50 PM (w7KSn)

419
someone send me the book on where these motherfuckers have the rules pleade
Posted by: lousagirl


The rules are "living." You know, like the constitution.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 21, 2020 11:50 PM (aKsyK)

420 If i were going to build a bomb, I sure wouldn't abide by any color code. Why make it easy for the guy defusing it?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 21, 2020 11:06 PM (Xmo7L)


Not to mention the blinking lights and beeping they always have in movies.

Posted by: Ostral B Heretic at May 21, 2020 11:50 PM (mJYGi)

421 Ok so I cant go to a graduation ceremony at a park but can go to a Walmart but I can go to the grocery store as long as I follow the arrows but I cannot go to the dentist but I can go to the hospital to have an elective surgery but an old couple married seventy years cannot see each other for three months can someone send me the book on where these motherfuckers have the rules pleade
Posted by: lousagirl at May 21, 2020 11:43 PM (+dLD3)

Yes, it's all very confusing. It's best not to participate and do whatever you want.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at May 21, 2020 11:50 PM (Rz2Nc)

422 LOL, Fox cited some poll that has Biden 8 pts ahead, Are you kidding me, the dementia guy in the basement?

Posted by: Farmer at May 21, 2020 11:51 PM (yylD+)

423 ..
Now her husband is pissed
'Cause he has to replace the porch lamp!

Posted by: Muldoon at May 21, 2020 11:45 PM (Fc5rx)



*takes notes as to How Its Done, from the Master*



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 21, 2020 11:51 PM (QzJWU)

424 Parlous times.

We few, we happy few!

When you're going through hell...

Posted by: mnw at May 21, 2020 11:51 PM (Cssks)

425
Not to mention the blinking lights and beeping they always have in movies.
Posted by: Ostral B Heretic at May 21, 2020 11:50 PM (mJYGi)

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Wow. You know nothing about filmmaking, do you?

Posted by: Michael Bay at May 21, 2020 11:51 PM (kVr0X)

426 There was the Constitution but it has been illegible since Obama wiped his ass with it.
Posted by: Robert



The copy of the Constitution on display at the National Archives is faded, illegible and the ink is simply gone, other than around the edges.


Which I think explains a lot.

Posted by: Miklos, or maybe like an analogy at May 21, 2020 11:51 PM (QzkSJ)

427 Jim, thanks. I like that area too.
Will take a look. On top of that, I'm probably visiting Lake Tahoe next year, so I'll be in the neighborhood before too long.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2020 11:51 PM (L2ZTs)

428 On that note I'll call it a night. Thanks for letting me play, y'all.

Endeavour to persevere!!!!

Posted by: Muldoon at May 21, 2020 11:53 PM (Fc5rx)

429 Apropos of nothing:

There is an electrnoic device somewhere in the house that randomly beeps.


Do you have a security system? Replaced a battery I didn't know existed last December.

It looked like a fat cassette tape ...
: -))

Posted by: Adriane the Cynical Critic ... at May 21, 2020 11:54 PM (LPnfS)

430 Muldoon, thanks for the ribbing :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2020 11:54 PM (L2ZTs)

431 It looked like a fat cassette tape ...
: -))
Posted by: Adriane the Cynical Critic ... at May 21, 2020 11:54 PM (LPnfS)

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That's no cassette tape.

Posted by: Obi Wan Baloney at May 21, 2020 11:55 PM (kVr0X)

432 422 Farmer

No... they're NOT kidding at all!

These are the times...

Posted by: mnw at May 21, 2020 11:55 PM (Cssks)

433 Thanks Robert, but I think Trump wiped his ass on it today
Posted by: lousagirl at May 21, 2020 11:49 PM (+dLD3)

I don't know why you are so concerned about this. Trump wore a mask briefly in an industrial setting. It wasn't about knuckling under to the scrunt Whitler. Pretty common for Presidents who visit industrial sites to wear hard hats, too, you know.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 21, 2020 11:55 PM (Xmo7L)

434 Muldoon, thanks for the ribbing :-)
Posted by: qdpsteve

Ribbing, for her pleasure!

Posted by: Miklos, probably misremembering at May 21, 2020 11:55 PM (QzkSJ)

435 Do you have a security system? Replaced a battery I didn't know existed last December.

It looked like a fat cassette tape ...
: -))
Posted by: Adriane the Cynical Critic ... at May 21, 2020 11:54 PM (LPnfS)

Did it magically transmogrify into a copy of Queen's Greatest Hits?

Posted by: Robert at May 21, 2020 11:55 PM (10g3T)

436 If I move again, it will never be to a blue state for any reason. You are giving up rights for no good reason. In fact, you can move near a blue state if you think they have good scenery, fine cuisine, etc. But No way will I ever voluntarily move some place where I have fewer rights.

Posted by: Quint at May 21, 2020 11:56 PM (hHxp2)

437 Adriane, ever work with the videocassette format called U-matic? Also known as 3/4-inch.

Talk about a fat cassette...

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2020 11:57 PM (L2ZTs)

438 Pretty common for Presidents who visit industrial sites to wear hard hats, too, you know.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


I did a search for "Obama" and "hard hat".

Don't.

Posted by: Miklos, using the eye bleach spritzer at May 21, 2020 11:57 PM (QzkSJ)

439 Trump wearing a mask in a Class 10 Clean Room is of no offense to me, and shouldn't be to ANY one.

Think of those rooms where you see the people in the Bunny Suits as they build satellites for use in space.

One Single Speck of Dust could ruin the entire mission.

Same goes for microchip production facilities, where that one speck of dust is ten-thousand times larger than the "wires" being printed and reduced down to "one atom" sized circuit traces.

You wanna visit the Clean Room, you're going to go through powerful air-blast chambers before and after you suit-up, and series of pressure-differential air-locks as you leave.

A Clean Room is the one place where it is ALWAYS the Asshole Move to remove one's mask.

Get a grip, people.

This was not Trump "bending the knee" in any way whatsoever.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 21, 2020 11:58 PM (QzJWU)

440 Alberta everything matters it just does
He did not wear a mask until today
You might not think it was a big deal and it probably was not
But it matters because it just does

Posted by: lousagirl at May 21, 2020 11:58 PM (+dLD3)

441 I liked Dean Koontz until I read a book he wrote where a girl is being stalked by a killer. She escaped the house and decides to hide in the killer's RV? van? I don't remember, but it was so stupid I put the book down and haven't picked up another one since.

Posted by: Weirddave at May 21, 2020 11:58 PM (4rW0X)

442 I bet someone here had a U-matic VCR back in the day. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2020 11:58 PM (L2ZTs)

443
Pretty common for Presidents who visit industrial sites to wear hard hats, too, you know.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


And safety glasses.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 21, 2020 11:58 PM (aKsyK)

444 Also known as 3/4-inch.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2020 11:57 PM (L2ZTs)

This is about me, isn't it?

Posted by: Brian Stelter at May 21, 2020 11:59 PM (10g3T)

445 Brian: YES. Yes it is.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2020 11:59 PM (L2ZTs)

446 Think of those rooms where you see the people in the Bunny Suits as they build satellites for use in space.



Have to admit.

Trump could never carry off a bunny suit like Jean-Francois Kerry.

Posted by: Miklos, pretty sure as usual at May 22, 2020 12:00 AM (QzkSJ)

447
Adriane, ever work with the videocassette format called U-matic? Also known as 3/4-inch.

Talk about a fat cassette...
Posted by: qdpsteve


The professional version of Beta.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 22, 2020 12:00 AM (aKsyK)

448 Bertram, it actually pre-dated Beta by a few years. 1971 vs 1975 for Beta.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2020 12:01 AM (L2ZTs)

449 Did it magically transmogrify into a copy of Queen's Greatest Hits?
Posted by: Robert at May 21, 2020 11:55 PM (10g3T)


It had the drum solo from In-A-Gatta-Na-Veda. Does that count?

Posted by: Adriane the Cynical Critic ... at May 22, 2020 12:01 AM (LPnfS)

450 "Has anyone else seen what Sen Blumenthal and almost all NE senators are up to in re 2nd Amendment?"


Quite a long read full of lawyer language, so I can't really tell what all is in it (except that I did catch only manufacturers or importers can put serial numbers on firearms), but as "ghost guns" are made by individuals for their own use I don't know how much this bill, regardless of its intent, will affect that since the phrase "in interstate commerce" is sprinkled about all over it.

At any rate...3D printed AR lowers are out there, and AK's can be made from sheet metal (there is a pattern for it), so good luck.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at May 22, 2020 12:02 AM (CcOog)

451 She escaped the house and decides to hide in the killer's RV? van?
Posted by: Weirddave


So. You admit that you own an RV?

Posted by: Miklos Poirot at May 22, 2020 12:02 AM (QzkSJ)

452 Yes, lots of TV stations used U-Matic for news gathering.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 22, 2020 12:02 AM (aKsyK)

453 Ok well you guys know what is best
I know how some aka a lot of lesser people aka people like me people feel
That was a fucking huge mistake

Posted by: lousagirl at May 22, 2020 12:02 AM (+dLD3)

454 It's funny to look at some of the early U-matic VCRs.

They had operation timers, but the clocks weren't digital. They had actual little classic-face clocks.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2020 12:03 AM (L2ZTs)

455 Pretty common for Presidents who visit industrial sites to wear hard hats, too, you know.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon





I did a search for "Obama" and "hard hat".



Don't.

Posted by: Miklos, using the eye bleach spritzer at May 21, 2020 11:57 PM (QzkSJ)

Dukakis helmet. Kerry, weird blue onsie.

I Have not seen this in context but Trump might have reached troll level 6 here.

Posted by: Quint at May 22, 2020 12:03 AM (hHxp2)

456 Well, I am going to call it a night. The slow page loads are getting to me. And I must go check on the burn pit before i sack out.

Night, Horde.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 22, 2020 12:03 AM (Xmo7L)

457 Goodnight guys I love ya
Gonna go listen to tunes
God Bless

Posted by: lousagirl at May 22, 2020 12:04 AM (+dLD3)

458 The professional version of Beta.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 22, 2020 12:00 AM (aKsyK)


The Navy uses them for cockpit cameras. Or used to, anyway.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at May 22, 2020 12:04 AM (CcOog)

459 . And I must go check on the burn pit before i sack out.

If you see a dragon climbing out, run!!!!

Posted by: Adriane the Cynical Critic ... at May 22, 2020 12:05 AM (LPnfS)

460 I had forgotten that moment where Kerry was dressed as the blue version of a sperm from a Woody Allen movie. And I told myself at the time that I never would forget it. Disappointed.

Posted by: Splunge at May 22, 2020 12:05 AM (dOV9E)

461 You have heard this, haven't you?: There are certain strains of crickets who have evolved to mimic the sound of beeping that cars and appliances have made so ubiquitous. Check under your fridge.

Report from the middle of America

Just before closing time at Aldi, Milady and me, wandering every which way, unmasked.

Among a few other shoppers (unmasked), there were a couple and a single woman, masked, who checked out about when we did.

Couple looked like they were stocking up or going to feed an army. Single woman was nice and we chatted. ("You know," I said, looking at the stickers on the floor, "they've increased the distance to twelve feet now. Should be eighteen in a few weeks.") Her eyes looked cheerful, but her mouth was of course not there. Pretty little useless ill-fitting but pretty mask.

Those three were all older, obese, and unhealthy-looking generally. Being the target vulnerability group, they probably all have the Kung Flu. I'm glad they wore masks.



g'nite

💤

Posted by: mindful webworker - radically inclined
at May 22, 2020 12:06 AM (bd376)

462 Well, I am going to call it a night. The slow page loads are getting to me. And I must go check on the burn pit before i sack out.

Night, Horde.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


See?


AOP knows the thing about quicklime isn't really true.

Posted by: Miklos, unindicted co-conspirator at May 22, 2020 12:06 AM (QzkSJ)

463 QDP Steve- Also, for one of the richest areas in California, Lake Arrowhead (and the surrounding environs) is OVERWHELMING Red State. And it's not going to change. No one lives up here who wants to be controlled by government. We're the most anti-government place I've ever seen. We voted down a city-hood measure a while back. We don't trust anyone.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at May 22, 2020 12:08 AM (HuH1F)

464 Charles, yikes. :-)
You sound like Rossmoor. (Which is close to me.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2020 12:09 AM (L2ZTs)

465
Trump wearing a mask in a Class 10 Clean Room is of no offense to me, and shouldn't be to ANY one.

Get a grip, people.

This was not Trump "bending the knee" in any way whatsoever.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim



========

Good lord, he'd have probably worn some sort of anti-contimation gear either way, covid or no covid.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 22, 2020 12:11 AM (SFAhl)

466 463 QDP Steve- Also, for one of the richest areas in California, Lake Arrowhead (and the surrounding environs) is OVERWHELMING Red State. And it's not going to change. No one lives up here who wants to be controlled by government. We're the most anti-government place I've ever seen. We voted down a city-hood measure a while back. We don't trust anyone.
Posted by: Charles the Simple at May 22, 2020 12:08 AM (HuH1F)


It sounds awesome, for those who can afford it -- but why in California, where you still have to pay California taxes and California prices on everything because everyone you hire has to pay California taxes too?

Posted by: Splunge at May 22, 2020 12:12 AM (dOV9E)

467 So it's loading slow for some of y'all?

It's fine for me.

Posted by: Robert at May 22, 2020 12:12 AM (10g3T)

468 Charles, yikes. :-)
You sound like Rossmoor. (Which is close to me.)
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2020 12:09 AM (L2ZTs)

--------

The Villages West

*fistbump*

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 22, 2020 12:12 AM (kVr0X)

469 If anyone is even slightly curious about the original Night of the Pudding Skull at AoS, here is a link to another place that actually memorialized it (second picture down). I was proud because it was my creation, and ecstatic because I couldn't stand the bitch. I can't believe it's been a freaking decade.

https://tinyurl.com/ydyq84dv

Posted by: ... at May 22, 2020 12:13 AM (li+1I)

470 Okay, I'm out. I gotta be up early to get a load in SLC and start huddling my chunky ass down to Laredo.

Night!

Posted by: Robert at May 22, 2020 12:13 AM (10g3T)

471 We don't trust anyone.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at May 22, 2020 12:08 AM (HuH1F)


Trust is overrated. Notice how wedding vows do not contain the word 'trust'?

Posted by: RickZ at May 22, 2020 12:14 AM (Y8PSl)

472 Hey blonde good luck with that

Posted by: lousagirl at May 22, 2020 12:14 AM (+dLD3)

473 Cicero,
*fistbump* back :-)

Rossmoor is interesting. It's almost entirely homes that were built from 1957 to 1960, and a shopping center that recently underwent some major renovation (very little of the original complex is still there).

My (estranged) father's family was one of the first to move there, when the homes were built in 1957. Ever since then, it's had a VERY tony and upscale vibe. The median price for a home there even today is well above a mil.

They've had the opportunity to become an official Orange County city at least a few times, and always declined. They don't want the additional taxes and regs.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2020 12:14 AM (L2ZTs)

474 471 Trust is overrated. Notice how wedding vows do not contain the word 'trust'?
Posted by: RickZ at May 22, 2020 12:14 AM (Y8PSl)


When you've got "obey," what do you need with "trust?"

Posted by: Splunge at May 22, 2020 12:17 AM (dOV9E)

475 QDP Steve- Also, for one of the richest areas in
California, Lake Arrowhead (and the surrounding environs) is
OVERWHELMING Red State. And it's not going to change. No one lives up
here who wants to be controlled by government. We're the most
anti-government place I've ever seen. We voted down a city-hood measure
a while back. We don't trust anyone.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at May 22, 2020 12:08 AM (HuH1F)

but you have state gun registration right?
I hear you man. There is no question so many blue states are full of red areas, it is a fact. California is no exception. In fact some areas of CA are super conservative. A few decades ago cities like San Diego and famous areas like the OC were Republican. Some of the most fire breathing Repubs of the 80s and 90s came out of CA. But even then a lot of conservatives had mixed feelings about the place. I don't see how many deal with it these days other than they want to hang on and not be pushed around, which is a good thing.

But I personally would not move to a state that takes away rights I already have. No doubt CA is a special case because men have always been drawn to the beauty of the place. The public schools, not so much. The

Posted by: Quint at May 22, 2020 12:17 AM (hHxp2)

476 Relieved that San Diego has more pull w crazy ass Newsome than LA and we are getting restaurants and stores to start opening.
So we're officially less nuts than that NE corridor where I grew up and that bastion of insanity surrounding Chicago.

But how exactly is dining more essential than grooming essentials? and how is it safer to be in Costco than to get a pedicure? People are fucking nuts and making believe they know science.

And hey to you CDC, now it's only droplet spread I see.
The world is nuts and completely risk averse aka Karen.

Posted by: keena at May 22, 2020 12:18 AM (RiTnx)

477 Good lord, he'd have probably worn some sort of anti-contimation gear either way, covid or no covid.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia


Trump should probably do that at every press conference.

Too many infested people in the room.

Posted by: Miklos, prophylactically at May 22, 2020 12:18 AM (QzkSJ)

478 Rick Z- Nevertheless, I both love and trust my wife (43 years- she's not sticking around to take my money). I neither love nor trust my government.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at May 22, 2020 12:19 AM (HuH1F)

479 Relieved that San Diego has more pull w crazy ass Newsome than LA and we are getting restaurants and stores to start opening.
So we're officially less nuts than that NE corridor where I grew up and that bastion of insanity surrounding Chicago.

------

Don't fall into the trap of being grateful for the crumbs that the tyrants toss to you from the table.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 22, 2020 12:20 AM (kVr0X)

480 When you've got "obey," what do you need with "trust?"

Posted by: Splunge at May 22, 2020 12:17 AM (dOV9E)


'Obey' requires a safe word, 'trust' does not.

Posted by: RickZ at May 22, 2020 12:20 AM (Y8PSl)

481 Jewell45,
This may be late...but mysteries are the genre that I read most frequently.

Classics that most people love:
P.D. James (particularly earlier work) (psychological and beautifully written but often heart wrenching)
Ngaio Marsh (she was a Kiwi, involved in the theater, main detective is a Detective Chief Super who married an Honorable..wonderful plots
Dorothy Sayers (the incomparable Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane)
Martha Grimes (earlier work best imho. Brit detective)
Donna Leon (set in Venice, wonderful protagonist and family)
Ian Rankin (Scottish hard bitten detective, great glimpses of Edinburgh)
Ellen Crosby (vineyard based mysteries)
Margaret Maron (two series, one in NYC and one in NC. I prefer the NC one, starts with "Bootlegger's Daughter which says it all I think. The protagonist is a female lawyer/judge)
Deborah Crombie (two brit detectives, modern and very well written)
Elizabeth Peters pen name for Barbara Mertz (historical mystery but the grit and spark of the heroine and her "father of curses" husband are laugh out loud fantastic. She can spin a yarn. Same author also wrote more modern series featuring Vicky Bliss)

many more of course.

here is a website that gives synopses of writers, series and notifies you of new releases:
https://www.cozy-mystery.com/

Posted by: groovygirl at May 22, 2020 12:20 AM (ybC9u)

482 Dave, I don't know if you're still on but I hate that I missed y'all at the farm. I was originally going to be there but circumstances arose that prevented my attendance. BTW, my very very tall friend who was there told me, "Gingy is a hoot and a half!"

Posted by: Bert G at May 22, 2020 12:20 AM (OMsf+)

483 Trust is overrated. Notice how wedding vows do not contain the word 'trust'?
Posted by: RickZ



The "Trust" is part of the pre-nup.

Posted by: Miklos, probably disinherited at May 22, 2020 12:20 AM (QzkSJ)

484 The "Trust" is part of the pre-nup.

Posted by: Miklos, probably disinherited at May 22, 2020 12:20 AM (QzkSJ)


Point taken.

Posted by: RickZ at May 22, 2020 12:22 AM (Y8PSl)

485 Thank you splunge

Posted by: lousagirl at May 22, 2020 12:23 AM (+dLD3)

486 Quint- I agree with you. But QDP Steve is looking for somewhere in southern California. As for me, a 4th generation Californian, I'm looking to de-camp to North Carolina. A grandchildren thing.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at May 22, 2020 12:23 AM (HuH1F)

487 Looks to me like an urban, semi urban setting.

That's a RoadRunner who grew too old for the game.

I'm sure it didn't succumb to some device from Acme products.

The Democrats are still stupider than Trump.

Posted by: jakee308 at May 22, 2020 12:24 AM (/fsFg)

488 @479. Oh no I'm not but I'm glad we're not totally nuts here. This has caused us to seriously re think about where we will end up in the next years. Second look at FL and TX but the influx of lefties that then change the state always is there. CA used to have Pete Wilson a R gov about 20 years ago and until the past couple years, SD was R town thanks to military.
So where to go.

Posted by: keena at May 22, 2020 12:24 AM (RiTnx)

489 Charles, ultimately I want to decamp to another state. But for now, yes, if I could stay in SoCal, that would be great.

My BIL and sane sister just also found a really nice pad in northern Santa Ana (!), where they plan to stay until our big getaway in about 15 years (sigh).

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2020 12:25 AM (L2ZTs)

490 >> If i were going to build a bomb, I sure wouldn't abide by any color code. Why make it easy for the guy defusing it?

"Complete the sequence, Mr. President."

Posted by: Dr. Varno at May 22, 2020 12:27 AM (vuisn)

491
Too many infested people in the room.
Posted by: Miklos, prophylactically

=======

hahaha, as soon as the mask orders are lifted, Trump ought to slap one on just to rain confusion.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 22, 2020 12:27 AM (SFAhl)

492 Quint- I agree with you. But QDP Steve is looking
for somewhere in southern California. As for me, a 4th generation
Californian, I'm looking to de-camp to North Carolina. A grandchildren
thing.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at May 22, 2020 12:23 AM (HuH1F)

ahh, I did not know that. For sure Northern California. And I did not mean to be too hard on CA. IT is sad and funny that not long ago it was Republican state. What I can't get passed is the statism that has been around for a very long time. I would choose Idaho, Wyoming, or even Utah if I were starting from scratch.

this is no shot at CA. It was a state with singular beauty. As I have said before, I just refuse to move again to a blue state. That is about me and no judgement on ohters. You have been in CA a long time. I don't blame you for standing firm my good man.

Posted by: Quint at May 22, 2020 12:28 AM (hHxp2)

493 I live across the river from Portland OR in the suburbs. But my neighbor has a Gasden flag. Would love to move to the country again.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at May 22, 2020 12:31 AM (Lqy/e)

494 Arriving late, loved the ONT WeirdDave, I am so glad that you had a wonderful weekend, that's America! This quarantine is wearing me down, I told my brother (many states away) tonight that I find it hard to believe that I live in what was once considered the "Cradle of Liberty", we have a very successful brewery here named Sam Adams and they are the most complacent sheeple you could imagine, may your chains lie lightly upon you.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at May 22, 2020 12:32 AM (a4EWo)

495 I like the face hugger masks ... just because ... but Lone Ranger, Plague Doctor, and Masquerade Ball are good too ...

Posted by: Adriane the Cynical Critic ... at May 22, 2020 12:32 AM (LPnfS)

496 I'm looking to de-camp to North Carolina. A grandchildren
thing.

Posted by: Charles the Simple


North Carolina (and your grandchildren) could use your vote.

The Tarheel State is very much a swing state.

Posted by: Miklos, former tarheeler at May 22, 2020 12:33 AM (QzkSJ)

497 Oy.

Roses are red,
Lone Ranger masks are black,
I'm losing the battle,
Of the Z monster attack ...

Posted by: Adriane the Cynical Critic ... at May 22, 2020 12:35 AM (LPnfS)

498 lol you said North Carolina. I thought you said Northern California.

Be careful where you choose and you should be alright. There are cities that have been taken over by lefties like they have done in states like Arizona and New Mexico.

I always enjoyed tobacco country and even the Eastern Shore. For sure the coastal areas are more lib as they are attracted to those places. but do do your own research, do it well, and you will be ok. I am a big NC fan really.

Of course you can scratch out pretty much any of the big university towns, they are mosty big time lib. Raleigh is ok but do your research. My info is dates by a few decades.

Posted by: Quint at May 22, 2020 12:38 AM (hHxp2)

499 QDP Steve- Santiago Canyon?

Posted by: Charles the Simple at May 22, 2020 12:39 AM (HuH1F)

500 Charles, not familiar with that area.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2020 12:39 AM (L2ZTs)

501 Miklos- looking at Edonton. Very pretty.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at May 22, 2020 12:40 AM (HuH1F)

502

The latest H.4.1 dropped today. Fed balance sheet hit $7T (well, $6.999T).

I'm about to drop, I've been putting up an electric fence to keep the damn deer out of Miley's okra and shit. That gal is working me to death, but she feeds me good.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 22, 2020 12:42 AM (rCwaK)

503 qdpSteve. Orange County, I believe. Maybe Cleveland National Forest. Nice area.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at May 22, 2020 12:42 AM (HuH1F)

504 Adriane, ever work with the videocassette format called U-matic? Also known as 3/4-inch.

Talk about a fat cassette...
Posted by: qdpsteve

The professional version of Beta.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 22, 2020 12:00 AM (aKsyK)

Worked with those mostly in college. Amazing how quickly they deteriorated. Had archive stuff at WWE we were trying to resurrect and almost all the tapes destroyed themselves in one pass (about 25 years old but kept in temperature controlled storage)

Posted by: Ghost of Bob crane at May 22, 2020 12:44 AM (c+6kL)

505 I have heard Wilmington is nice but that is very dated info. I liked the old school Eastern NC you see near Wilson and Goldsboro. There are also military towns that tend to be more conservative by right.

The left has a way of ruining a formerly quaint place. I would say research is the key really. I wold check voting records over a long period and then add in other considerations. IT is a nice state though I really can't speak about the Western half.

Posted by: Quint at May 22, 2020 12:45 AM (hHxp2)

506 Miklos- looking at Edonton. Very pretty.
Posted by: Charles the Simple


Edenton, New Bern-very nice, and lots of the best fresh local seafood.

Posted by: Miklos, formerly Bladen, now Brunswick county at May 22, 2020 12:47 AM (QzkSJ)

507 Sometimes Babylon Bee hits a little *too* close to home...

"Trump: 'I have done more for Christianity than Jesus'"

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2020 12:47 AM (L2ZTs)

508 I'm about to drop, I've been putting up an electric fence to keep the damn deer out of Miley's okra and shit. That gal is working me to death, but she feeds me good.
Posted by: publius


Huh


I'd figure okra might be the one (1) thing deer won't eat.

Other than kudzu, but that goes without saying.

Posted by: Miklos, who likes okra AND oysters at May 22, 2020 12:49 AM (QzkSJ)

509 Charles, thanks.

Ghost Of Bob Crane, yup, I only recently learned how precarious long-term videotape storage is. I've read the network archivists have been working desperately to get material from the 1970s and earlier onto digital storage before the tapes have completely destroyed themselves.

I've also noticed how degraded the picture looks whenever watching a retrospective program containing footage from anytime before 1980. You'll notice much of the time, broadcasters choose to use film footage from that era, rather than videotape.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2020 12:50 AM (L2ZTs)

510

I got a total of 5.5" of rain since Monday night. I meant to have the EEE-lectric fence up before anything came up, but the rain ruined that.

Everything I planted is up, and I've got a beautiful stand of corn, okra, beans, peas, and squash. They won't be beautiful for long if the deer get to 'em, though.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 22, 2020 12:51 AM (rCwaK)

511 Miklos- New Bern is so... obvious. No one knows about Edonton...

Posted by: Charles the Simple at May 22, 2020 12:51 AM (HuH1F)

512 >> I'd figure okra might be the one (1) thing deer won't eat.

They chewed mine up last year. They like it when it's small. But they went through it and chomped on it a bit when it was big last year as well.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 22, 2020 12:52 AM (rCwaK)

513 New Bern is so... obvious. No one knows about Edonton...
Posted by: Charles the Simple


I do (they used to brew PBR there).

Posted by: Miklos, with a knowing burp at May 22, 2020 12:53 AM (QzkSJ)

514 Yes. And they are stuck with the 4x3 original aspect. I still have 3/4" tapes and they look horrendous even against Betacam (regular not SP). We were bumping up the footage to Digicam. We just stuck with what we could salvage

Posted by: Ghost of Bob crane at May 22, 2020 12:55 AM (c+6kL)

515 i had friends from New Bern. You also have Wilson and Goldsboro. Lot of military towns and that is a great place to start. I once mentioned Mt. Olive. It was a pretty nice town way back when and the pickle capitol of America. I don't know much about the economy today but I be lefties are rare on the ground.

Posted by: Quint at May 22, 2020 12:55 AM (hHxp2)

516 And that was "Edenton". Sorry for the typo. And now forget about Edenton un till I buy. Thank you.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at May 22, 2020 12:55 AM (HuH1F)

517 Evening all,

Did I miss Biden saying anything coherent today?

Posted by: The Nightwatch at May 22, 2020 12:55 AM (u1WYs)

518 The always excellent Lee Smith published a piece on Flynn and why he was so opposed by Obummer, in Tablet Magazine.

It is thorough and may not include many surprises to those Hordians that have followed the twists of Obamagate/Spygate. Great background details though on how Flynn made his name in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the many treacheries in how the Obama crew promoted the "worst deal ever made" JCPOA.

https://tinyurl.com/y9mcwhhj

Posted by: groovygirl at May 22, 2020 12:57 AM (ybC9u)

519 495 I like the face hugger masks ... just because ... but Lone Ranger, Plague Doctor, and Masquerade Ball are good too ...
Posted by: Adriane the Cynical Critic ... at May 22, 2020 12:32 AM (LPnfS)

Been trying to figure out how to make a Colander mask.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 22, 2020 12:57 AM (NgKpN)

520 Weird Dave,
Thx for tonight's ONT. The description of your perfect weekend is terrific. So glad you had fun!

Posted by: groovygirl at May 22, 2020 12:58 AM (ybC9u)

521 I don't know much about the economy today but I be lefties are rare on the ground.
Posted by: Quint


Well, for example.

The biggest problem about Wilmington is UNC-Wilmington.

The college influence is generally pernicious.

Posted by: Miklos, not a degree or enlightenment seeker at May 22, 2020 12:58 AM (QzkSJ)

522 >> If i were going to build a bomb, I sure wouldn't abide by any color code. Why make it easy for the guy defusing it?
-------

So, no LED count-down clock?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 22, 2020 12:58 AM (830x5)

523 Evening all,



Did I miss Biden saying anything coherent today?

Posted by: The Nightwatch at May 22, 2020 12:55 AM (u1WYs)

no

Posted by: Quint at May 22, 2020 12:58 AM (hHxp2)

524 I want to make a mask that looks like my face covered in "Murder Hornets"

Posted by: The Nightwatch at May 22, 2020 12:59 AM (u1WYs)

525 Been trying to figure out how to make a Colander mask.
Posted by: Romeo13


Easy, but classified as N-10.

Posted by: Miklos, firing for effect at May 22, 2020 12:59 AM (QzkSJ)

526 And the moment Trump complies with a mask, they'll say he has no spine and can't decide what he should do. "What happened to not wearing a mask, Mr. President?" The Left are nothing if not predictably assholish.

Posted by: ... at May 22, 2020 12:59 AM (li+1I)

527
The college influence is generally pernicious.
Posted by: Miklos
-----

UNCA is largely responsible for the mess that Asheville is becoming.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 22, 2020 01:00 AM (830x5)

528 So, no LED count-down clock?
Posted by: Mike Hammer


Digital Mayan Calendar.

Posted by: Popol "Miklos" Vuh at May 22, 2020 01:00 AM (QzkSJ)

529 523 .....My record stands then

Thank you.

Posted by: The Nightwatch at May 22, 2020 01:01 AM (u1WYs)

530 UNCA is largely responsible for the mess that Asheville is becoming.
Posted by: Mike Hammer


My mother attended Brevard College.

I think it's gone all artsy-fartsy boutique school.

I think Old Mama studied Secretarial Science (and can still do shorthand, much more secure than anything digital).

Posted by: Miklos, pre-Jurassically incorect at May 22, 2020 01:04 AM (QzkSJ)

531 Well, for example.



The biggest problem about Wilmington is UNC-Wilmington.



The college influence is generally pernicious.

Posted by: Miklos, not a degree or enlightenment seeker at May 22, 2020 12:58 AM (QzkSJ)
sad but so true. I remember when a college made a town stand out as worldly.

Posted by: Quint at May 22, 2020 01:05 AM (hHxp2)

532 "he just missed high"


Looks like he flinched or pulled back before the shot cleared the barrel. (I can imagine why, shooting a .50 cal.)

Posted by: GWB at May 22, 2020 01:07 AM (SxyLc)

533 Over the weekend Jabba was threatening to hit them with fines and arrests but backpedaled on that.

---

He had a meeting with the board that oversees such things. He needed 5 votes out of 6D and 6R to not overturn his rule, and after three hours of meeting, the votes were not there.

Which means Pritzker, an arrogant, stupid billionaire who thinks he runs the state, and Madigan, who runs the state, are not on the same page.

Posted by: A Dershowitz at May 22, 2020 01:12 AM (kOpft)

534 Off mandatory Gate vaccine turncoat

Posted by: Methos at May 22, 2020 01:13 AM (kOpft)

535 Big day tomorrow. Moving out of the cardboard box and up to the secret mountain lair for good.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - forgetting to remove my socks. at May 22, 2020 01:13 AM (xkSJa)

536 Let me get this straight...

The DC Court of Appeals just went Ricky Ricardo on Judge Sullivan?

"Oh Emmet, you got some explaining to do."

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 22, 2020 01:13 AM (NzqW0)

537 Somebody say "Bitter, go home. You have to work 14 hours tomorrow and that girl will not look nearly as good in the morning."

For the love of God, somebody say it.

Appreciate it.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 22, 2020 01:14 AM (KTmiZ)

538 Even Newsweak (remember them?) is calling out Other Brother Fredo for killing all those grannies:

https://tinyurl.com/grannymurder


Yeah, this ain't going away, Fredo.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 22, 2020 01:14 AM (mNq/0)

539 532

observing the way he was dressed.....flip-flops?

Not a serious gunner,just playing with somebody else's toy.

And they probably had to egg him on for an hour before he finally sat down and squimeshly jerked the trigger....

kinda sad watching that...

Posted by: The Nightwatch at May 22, 2020 01:15 AM (u1WYs)

540 The DC Court of Appeals just went Ricky Ricardo on Judge Sullivan?

"Oh Emmet, you got some explaining to do."
Posted by: Anna Puma

"bar rules.... BAR BAR RULES"

Posted by: Miklos, referring to Ricky's famous song at May 22, 2020 01:16 AM (QzkSJ)

541 For the love of God, somebody say it.

Appreciate it.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger


If she's offering $20, take it and earn it.

Posted by: Dave "Miklos" Ramsey at May 22, 2020 01:17 AM (QzkSJ)

542 > The DC Court of Appeals just went Ricky Ricardo on Judge Sullivan?

Yeah, they did. That's the kind of thing that would bring permanent shame on a man who was capable of feeling shame.

Fortunately for him, Sullivan is not one of those men.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 22, 2020 01:18 AM (mNq/0)

543 So Sullivan is too stupid to know when to fold....

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 22, 2020 01:19 AM (NzqW0)

544 > So Sullivan is too stupid to know when to fold....

Or else has been so thoroughly bought that his retirement will be luxurious, even if he gets kicked off the bench.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 22, 2020 01:20 AM (mNq/0)

545 The wiki on the town of Mt. Olive is pretty striking. Talk about a change overnight. Nothing per se against the change but dang. It is pretty amazing how places can change so quickly. Last time I went there I wanted some bbq and really old school burgers. Next time I guess I will go for the curry goat.

Posted by: Quint at May 22, 2020 01:21 AM (hHxp2)

546 Next time I guess I will go for the curry goat.
Posted by: Quint


Frances Bavier (Aunt Bee from the Andy Griffith Show) retired to the most Mayberry place she could find.

Siler City, NC.

Posted by: Miklos Fife, with the one (1) bullet at May 22, 2020 01:24 AM (QzkSJ)

547 So Sullivan is too stupid to know when to fold....

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 22, 2020 01:19 AM (NzqW0)


'Judge' Sullivan into spindle and mutilate, not fold. Heavy on the mutilate, especially the Law.

Posted by: RickZ at May 22, 2020 01:26 AM (Y8PSl)

548 Judas' retirement fund was thirty pieces of silver, look what it got him.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 22, 2020 01:26 AM (NzqW0)

549 Yeah Sullivan has been more than sniffing and fingering the Law.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 22, 2020 01:27 AM (NzqW0)

550 Damn you Weird Dave for linking a Dreher essay I actually want to read!

I swore off Dreher 6 weeks ago when he was in full WEESA ALL GONNA DIE THANKS TO TRUMP! mode.

Posted by: Ernst Schreiber at May 22, 2020 01:27 AM (Cbv9I)

551 Yeah Sullivan has been more than sniffing and fingering the Law.
Posted by: Anna Puma


"The Law is an ass."

Posted by: Miklos, quoting Judge Emmett Dickens at May 22, 2020 01:29 AM (QzkSJ)

552 Judas' retirement fund was thirty pieces of silver, look what it got him.

He did end up well hung.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - forgetting to remove my socks. at May 22, 2020 01:30 AM (xkSJa)

553 In poker terms, the DC Appeals court just forced Sullivan to go all-in.

He'll throw some gigantic tantrum to try desperately to get himself off the hook, however. Now to just wait and see what it is.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2020 01:30 AM (L2ZTs)

554 Next time I guess I will go for the curry goat.

Posted by: Quint





Frances Bavier (Aunt Bee from the Andy Griffith Show) retired to the most Mayberry place she could find.



Siler City, NC.

Posted by: Miklos Fife, with the one (1) bullet at May 22, 2020 01:24 AM (QzkSJ)

i really love that story. it is art imitating life or something. She was from England and the show was shot in CA. But something about that NC lifestyle was a draw to her. I don't blame here a bit.

Posted by: Quint at May 22, 2020 01:30 AM (hHxp2)

555
They are about to call mandamus, bitch, on Sullivan. I love the word "mandamus", "We command" being the Latin translation (and from where our word "mandate" comes from).

If the D.C. Circuit follows its own precedent, it will grant mandamus on Sullivan. It did so in Fokker, for much the same thing, but not as bad as Sullivan.

Mandamus is one of the "extraordinary writs", rarely used, and in this context, that of a higher court mandamus-ing a lower court, it's basically "Sit the fuck down, and shut the fuck up, and this is what you're going to do" to a lower court.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 22, 2020 01:32 AM (rCwaK)

556 So legalese for "eat a bag of dicks" then?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 22, 2020 01:34 AM (NzqW0)

557 So the Wiki says about 3000 Haitians moved into a town of about 5000. That was a change and supposedly it happened within a couple of years. That is a change there.

Posted by: Quint at May 22, 2020 01:34 AM (hHxp2)

558 If the D.C. Circuit follows its own precedent, it will grant mandamus on Sullivan. It did so in Fokker, for much the same thing, but not as bad as Sullivan.


"The Court notes, that this Fokker is named Sullivan."

Posted by: Miklos, rebus sic standibus at May 22, 2020 01:35 AM (QzkSJ)

559 Weird Dave you may have outdone yourself! Awesome ONT where awesome is a difficult thing to top. Absolutely love the American Made video.

I was Born in the USA and no one, I repeat, no one will take that country from me, my children and my grandchildren without a fight from me. The country that was ours is worth dying for.

Posted by: Sock Monkey..Made in the USA at May 22, 2020 01:37 AM (bhZHn)

560 Just for record.....Dave

Keep to being weird....leave the gun pron to the other bloggers.

not your forte

Posted by: The Nightwatch at May 22, 2020 01:37 AM (u1WYs)

561 leave the gun pron to the other bloggers.

not your forte.
Posted by: The Nightwatch

Strongly disagree my friend.

Posted by: Sock Monkey..Made in the USA at May 22, 2020 01:42 AM (bhZHn)

562 539 So sorry we don't meet with your approval. Next time we'll be sure to be kitted out in full tacti-cool battle rattle with blood for eyeblack and we'll fire the guns with our dicks.

Posted by: Weirddave at May 22, 2020 01:43 AM (nlzso)

563 really love that story. it is art imitating life or
something. She was from England and the show was shot in CA. But
something about that NC lifestyle was a draw to her. I don't blame here a
bit.


Posted by: Quint at May 22, 2020 01:30 AM (hHxp2)

she was born in Manhattan. I am not sure where I got the England stuff but i could not pull up much on her parents. I thought she was from there but now I recall she was from Manhattan after looking it upl ")

Posted by: Quint at May 22, 2020 01:45 AM (hHxp2)

564 LOL WD!

Posted by: SMH at May 22, 2020 01:45 AM (RU4sa)

565 .."The Court notes, that this Fokker is named Sullivan."

Posted by: Miklos, rebus sic standibus at May 22, 2020 01:35 AM (QzkSJ)




Get this engraved on a plaque, and hang it on your wall.

Floods gotta come before you hit that High Water Mark, again.

And playing SRV cuts ain't the Flood we're talkin' 'bout heah.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX




Posted by: Jim at May 22, 2020 01:48 AM (QzJWU)

566 561

Free country Baby.....you do you

Posted by: The Nightwatch at May 22, 2020 01:48 AM (u1WYs)

567 So sorry we don't meet with your approval. Next time we'll be sure to be
kitted out in full tacti-cool battle rattle with blood for eyeblack and
we'll fire the guns with our dicks.
---

I'm guessing that's something that shouldn't be tried at home.

Posted by: Methos at May 22, 2020 01:48 AM (kOpft)

568 So sorry we don't meet with your approval. Next time we'll be sure to be kitted out in full tacti-cool battle rattle with blood for eyeblack and we'll fire the guns with our dicks.

Is that part of the standard kids' birthday package or is that extra?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - forgetting to remove my socks. at May 22, 2020 01:49 AM (xkSJa)

569 Weird Dave, ooo! Ooo! Don't forget your kevlar unitard! ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2020 01:49 AM (L2ZTs)

570 I'm guessing that's something that shouldn't be tried at home.

"You'll put your eye out kid."

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 22, 2020 01:49 AM (NzqW0)

571 539 So sorry we don't meet with your approval. Next time we'll be sure to be kitted out in full tacti-cool battle rattle with blood for eyeblack and we'll fire the guns with our dicks.
Posted by: Weirddave

That there is what you call a first degree burn. Take note morons, that is how it is done. I'd offer up some Aloe Vera but I ain't feeling too charitable right now.

*fist bump WD*

Good job dad!

Posted by: Sock Monkey..Made in the USA at May 22, 2020 01:51 AM (bhZHn)

572 I know most gun owners and users are perfectly reasonable, sane individuals who know their safety.

But there are those people who have a gun and just can't quit with the Clint Eastwood or Travis Bickle fantasies...

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2020 01:51 AM (L2ZTs)

573 qdpsteve

Kevlar-Spanx pink bunny suit.....

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 22, 2020 01:51 AM (NzqW0)

574 ..So sorry we don't meet with your approval. Next time we'll be sure to be kitted out in full tacti-cool battle rattle with blood for eyeblack and we'll fire the guns with our dicks.

Posted by: Weirddave at May 22, 2020 01:43 AM (nlzso)



*looks in mirror at Hawaiian Shirt(s), worn 10 months out of the year*


But in Galveston, this IS "camo"!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 22, 2020 01:52 AM (QzJWU)

575 Anna, I'll be in my bunk...

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2020 01:52 AM (L2ZTs)

576 Free country Baby.....you do you
Posted by: The Nightwatch

Yep. Murica, greatest country ever. Still my grey box brother.

Posted by: Sock Monkey..Made in the USA at May 22, 2020 01:52 AM (bhZHn)

577 I won't ask what you are doing in the bunk...

No siree bob...

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 22, 2020 01:53 AM (NzqW0)

578 567

Not my point, but hey we all be COVID and overreacting it seems.

The video was sad and I call it as such

Posted by: The Nightwatch at May 22, 2020 01:53 AM (u1WYs)

579 Anna, it's better that way

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2020 01:53 AM (L2ZTs)

580 that karate WTF video at the top - what I love is how clearly, they're all supposed to hit him over the head with their boards, but not only do they go completely out of order, the Third guy says YOLO!!! and gives him a gut shot. Just because! And then they go all Urkel, "Did we do that???"

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 22, 2020 01:54 AM (V2Yro)

581 Night SMH.

Night all you Morons.

Try not to burn the place down...

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 22, 2020 01:54 AM (NzqW0)

582 Niters Anna : )

Posted by: SMH at May 22, 2020 01:54 AM (RU4sa)

583 Anna, but I need the insurance money! ;-)
Goodnight...

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2020 01:55 AM (L2ZTs)

584 I know most gun owners and users are perfectly reasonable, sane individuals who know their safety.



But there are those people who have a gun and just can't quit with the Clint Eastwood or Travis Bickle fantasies...

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2020 01:51 AM (L2ZTs)

most are newbs. It is like the newb that always thinks he is printing. They think about it all the time as it is something as rare to them as bad rash. When your 2a is the same as your keys or wallet, then you are getting acclimated.

I don't judge others as we are all living different lives under different circumstances. But if you think of drawing down on a regular basis, you might want to rethink some lifestyle choices.

I was talking to a gun salesmen once at a famous national retail shop. He told me he had cleared leather three times and only carried for a few years. I thought to myself, what is up with this guy? I have had that right for decades and never even thought of skinning a smoke wagon.

Posted by: Quint at May 22, 2020 01:56 AM (hHxp2)

585 Quint, you mean he was draw-happy?
That's a person who IMHO is a must to avoid.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2020 01:59 AM (L2ZTs)

586 Quint, you mean he was draw-happy?

That's a person who IMHO is a must to avoid.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2020 01:59 AM (L2ZTs)

from his stories yes. I choose to believe that is pretty rare. Particularly those who go throw the hoops for ccw are among the most law abiding groups in the nation. I do think most have to get used to the thing and think about it too much at the beginning. For sure some are not cut out for it and many just stop because they decide it is not for them.

i dont' think in general there are a bunch of guys looking to get into gun duels. Those guys are already criminals and likely won't spend the time getting a CCW. The thing about rights is that there will always be exceptions and people who make a mess of it. But if a right is important, you carry on.

Posted by: Quint at May 22, 2020 02:04 AM (hHxp2)

587 Hasta la nite nite, Horde!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 22, 2020 02:08 AM (QzJWU)

588 Been trying to figure out how to make a Colander mask.
Posted by: Romeo13

About half way done with my mask. Going for the sniper look, full ghillie suit.

Posted by: Sock Monkey..Made in the USA at May 22, 2020 02:14 AM (bhZHn)

589 ' Night, Jim, and the rest of the Horde, I am out too.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at May 22, 2020 02:15 AM (a4EWo)

590 Niters Deb and Jim.

Posted by: SMH at May 22, 2020 02:17 AM (RU4sa)

591 that karate WTF video at the top - what I love is how clearly, they're all supposed to hit him over the head with their boards, but not only do they go completely out of order, the Third guy says YOLO!!! and gives him a gut shot. Just because! And then they go all Urkel, "Did we do that???"
Posted by: Tom Servo

Take note of the belt color of all 3 board holders. Black belt's fault.

Posted by: Sock Monkey..Made in the USA at May 22, 2020 02:17 AM (bhZHn)

592 For the record,

What I saw in that pathetic video was some kid, ill prepared,without any training as to the weapon he was about to fire, probably bullied somewhat into taking what was obviously NOT an appropriate shooting position for that weapon just to get him to pull the trigger?
For fucking yuks. So many ways that could have gone very bad,
You wanna dis me MONKEY?

Least I've trained up ALL my sons on firearms of multiple types ....properly.

Eat banana monkey....actually choke one for me.



Nightwatch out

Posted by: The Nightwatch at May 22, 2020 02:18 AM (u1WYs)

593 About half way done with my mask. Going for the sniper look, full ghillie suit.

Posted by: Sock Monkey..Made in the USA at May 22, 2020 02:14 AM (bhZHn)

I saw a guy the other day wearing one of those super scary looking Russian style gas masks. I could not decide if he was a nut or trying to make some political/societal point.
I asked in a local store the guy frequented and then said he was earnest for sure. This is beyond Karen level, this I am not sure what. But the guy did stand out if that was his original idea.

Posted by: Quint at May 22, 2020 02:21 AM (hHxp2)

594 BREAKING NEWS: I didn't even know she was pregnant, but Gov Whitmer just gave birth to two bouncing baby boys!

Here's a pic of the cute little things. Enjoy! And on that note, I'm off for the evening. Thanks to everyone for the fun funny chat tonight.

https://tinyurl.com/yapqx6r2

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2020 02:23 AM (L2ZTs)

595 Eat banana monkey....actually choke one for me.



Nightwatch out
Posted by: The Nightwatch

Up yours asshoe. You've always got the big words dipwad. In the meat world I would have no problem telling you what a tedious piece of shit you are. So keep coming back with your tiresome bullshit.

Posted by: Sock Monkey..Made in the USA at May 22, 2020 02:27 AM (bhZHn)

596 I saw Grant Mandamus open for Ghost at The Crypt in '08.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 22, 2020 02:35 AM (LxTcq)

597 can't we all just get along?

---
famous words from the past here in Lost Angels

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 22, 2020 02:41 AM (i6uJ1)

598 can't we all just get along?

Once in awhile you draw a line red. Night rant had one too many apparently.

Posted by: Sock Monkey..Made in the USA at May 22, 2020 02:48 AM (bhZHn)

599 Sorry WD if I was party to killing a great ONT.

Posted by: Sock Monkey..Made in the USA at May 22, 2020 02:58 AM (bhZHn)

600 it is a weird night. It started with the Road Runner unfortunately. Look I understand the world, coyote's are no slouches.

But I have yet to see the deputy video as it has been blocked for some reason. I saw the rifle shooting vid once but only once. I went to check it again and it is also no available. Some glitch I guess.

I thought for a second it was going to be one of those where the shooter got a scope in the eye or something but that did not happen. So what is the complaint here?
I did read some really weird crap a minute or so ago and the cob who erased it was doing a Yeoman's job.

Posted by: Quint at May 22, 2020 02:59 AM (hHxp2)

601 I finally was able to so the officer's video. It was way better and way more thought out than I imagined. Sure a few terms were a bit over the top. But this guy is thinking about rights. How many cops really think about those things on a daily basis other than if they are told to do so? You can say the same about teachers and even doctors. We will be better off when a lot of people start learning what they should have long ago about the Constitution and Bill of Rights. When people think about these things and not just their job, we will be better off.


Posted by: Quint at May 22, 2020 03:13 AM (hHxp2)

602

Good morning, gang. Insomnia (a rarity for me) is kind of a pain. Absolutely can't get to sleep.

But there IS 3 of the cleanest BP revolvers you ever saw on the table in front of me.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 22, 2020 03:40 AM (KATBx)

603 I'm sorry, I'm going full tinfoil hat over this "crisis". The body count just doesn't jibe. Where are they? I don't know anyone who has even been diagnosed, let alone died. Yeah, yeah, Pauline Kael....I'm sure that that there have been some deaths from this. and I apologize and sympathize with anyone here who has lost anyone to this, but come on. The lockdown crowd is saying that Florida and Georgia are hiding bodies...where's the proof? The Karens on Facebook are all screaming at anyone who goes outside will instantly die, and when it doesn't happen, they screech about "TWO WEEKS!!!" They've been yelling that for 9 weeks. Sorry, but we've all been played.

Posted by: Midnight Rambler at May 22, 2020 03:47 AM (mgJUX)

604 Mornin'

(sips coffee)

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 22, 2020 03:57 AM (naBRC)

605 At least its Friday, that should account for something.

Posted by: Skip at May 22, 2020 04:07 AM (ZCEU2)

606 Posted by: Midnight Rambler at May 22, 2020 03:47 AM (mgJUX)

---
i'm US Army retired.

i have a lifetime exemption from doing stupid shit because some ignorant, mouth breathing, window licking, paint chip eating idiot with a room temperature IQ thinks it is a good idea,.

bite me.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 22, 2020 04:14 AM (i6uJ1)

607
At least its Friday, that should account for something.

Posted by: Skip at May 22, 2020 04:07 AM (ZCEU2)

---
yep!

it means it is only two more days until Monday!

WOOT!

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 22, 2020 04:15 AM (i6uJ1)

608 You have the holiday weekend off, Skip?

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 22, 2020 04:19 AM (+50cl)

609 Saturday and Sunday, going to go in to finish this job I am on on Monday. Was promised I would be at another job today but that isn't going to happen. Under house arrest anyway, might as well work.

Posted by: Skip at May 22, 2020 04:23 AM (ZCEU2)

610 Supposed to be a hit and miss rainy weekend here. Warmer, tho. 60s maybe 70s.

No plans for Monday. Have to work my usual morning shift. Not like there are any parades or the normal Memorial Day doings around here.

Sad.

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 22, 2020 04:25 AM (+50cl)

611 Rain today into tomorrow, Sunday and Monday are supposed to be nice, was in 30s yesterday at this time.

Posted by: Skip at May 22, 2020 04:30 AM (ZCEU2)

612 Hey Mlii, at least the tradition of an overcast/rainy Memorial Day weekend in WI is holding up...

Posted by: Bete at May 22, 2020 04:30 AM (Ojki1)

613 Ha! So true, bete!

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 22, 2020 04:32 AM (+50cl)

614 Welp, I broke quarantine today. Went to the casino, then the restaurant for a sitdown dinner.

Lost $50 too, helping the local economy. Plus I had 3 beers handled by other people, with a total tip of $12, so I'm poorer... but richer.

It was nice to feel normal for a day.

Plus, I'm golfing in a few hours, practically a death sentence considering my short game.

The nice thing is, the course is practically virgin, as they reopened yesterday. It should be in tournament shape.

My wish -- 5 under par
My hope -- 5 over par
My expectation -- To lose less than 12 balls

Hey, it's good to have goals.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 22, 2020 04:36 AM (Z4rgH)

615 NY, NJ and Pa all very close to 100, Michigan the most in my daily log at 159, Wi had 6

Posted by: Skip at May 22, 2020 04:38 AM (ZCEU2)

616 Very nice, GnuBreed. Enjoy!

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 22, 2020 04:40 AM (+50cl)

617 If I manage a 5 under par round, I figure the Devil will be checking my asshole with calipers, to determine what size pineapple will cause the most discomfort.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 22, 2020 04:41 AM (Z4rgH)

618 Gnu can you let us know how reality compared with your expectations at the golf course? Just started the game, losing 12 balls...pretty average day for me. My course is closed until June 1, supposedly, we will see. Good luck out there.

Posted by: MikeM at May 22, 2020 04:44 AM (C68Ik)

619 Very nice, GnuBreed. Enjoy!

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 22, 2020 04:40 AM (+50cl)


Happiness is measured in small doses these days. But thanks.

Yesterday was the first day of casino reopenings in MS. Crowds were... sparse. Lotsa masks, including mine. Tons of hand sanitizer stations, a little Q&A at the entrance. Probably 60% of the slots were turned off, to maximize social distancing. No table games.

An interesting point I saw the other day -- Prior to the gubmint ordered shutdowns, people (via phone GPS tracking data) were ALREADY practicing Stay-at-Home, distancing practices on their own.

It's almost like the average American citizen can read, and think.

Almost.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 22, 2020 04:51 AM (Z4rgH)

620
Morning Mlii 51 going to 81,, high 70's thru the weekend..
I'm working memorial day or more like night too... so don't feel alone...

Posted by: beanervt at May 22, 2020 04:51 AM (YHcGR)

621 Gnu can you let us know how reality compared with your expectations at the golf course? Just started the game, losing 12 balls...pretty average day for me. My course is closed until June 1, supposedly, we will see. Good luck out there.

Posted by: MikeM at May 22, 2020 04:44 AM (C68Ik)


Sure, I'll post a 'travel report' on Saturday's ONT. I've been playing a long while, I have pretty good idea that I'll shoot around 90, and I better not lose more than 6 balls.

But I will be cursing regardless. It's half the fun.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 22, 2020 04:57 AM (Z4rgH)

622 Not seeing 80 until Tuesday

Haven't gotten Diplomad 2.0 website in a few days, kind of distressing.

Posted by: Skip at May 22, 2020 05:03 AM (ZCEU2)

623 our courses opened a few weeks ago. Now a beer in a bar or a haircut are just pipe dreams. I never thought "I would see the day when haircuts would be banned. Then again. i never thought I would see the day when ...

Posted by: Quint at May 22, 2020 05:05 AM (hHxp2)

624
So did that dumb ass wyle coyote catch "Beep Beep" coming out of

of the bar... or did Beep run head long into Wyle while he was yawning????

Posted by: beanervt at May 22, 2020 05:08 AM (YHcGR)

625 I don't mind having to work, beanervt. Not like family is getting together anyway.

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 22, 2020 05:11 AM (fInJv)

626 Hair cutting establishments of course are not open here but on wayh home pass one that has all its windows papered up, no visible lights on though, makes me wonder.

Posted by: Skip at May 22, 2020 05:11 AM (ZCEU2)

627 via Redstate (which has become a good source) :

According to The Augusta Free Press, the local media outlet in Staunton, VA, the city has been a reliable Democratic stronghold for years. On Tuesday, however, the city voted overwhelmingly for Republicans. The GOP won four city council seats out of four, three of which had belonged to Democratic incumbents.

Methinks gubner Blackface has riled up the locals, with his gun grabbin' dictatorial moves, and the peasants are revolting.

I won't call it a bellwether, but Rs seem to be winning a lot of seats lately.

Poll trolls hardest hit.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 22, 2020 05:12 AM (Z4rgH)

628 Best get clocked in and start my day here.

Make it a good day, all

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 22, 2020 05:12 AM (fInJv)

629
super tanker model Tank Abrams is bemoaning that illegals are unable

to elect political hacks to represent them...her toofs ain't the only thing
with a lot of space between them (ears do too)

Posted by: beanervt at May 22, 2020 05:16 AM (YHcGR)

630 super tanker model Tank Abrams is bemoaning that illegals are unable

to elect political hacks to represent them...her toofs ain't the only thing
with a lot of space between them (ears do too)

Posted by: beanervt at May 22, 2020 05:16 AM (YHcGR)


Actually, compared to Bribem, she's pretty well spoken. Intelligible. It's just what's coming out of her mouth is LibMush. Intellectual gibberish.

Then again, my expectations are very low.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 22, 2020 05:24 AM (Z4rgH)

631 There is nothing in this apocalypse that makes me think Democrats are not going down biggly. Their money giveaway is their only sale point and while many think that gravy train can last it can't and can only lead to complete collapse.
On that thought,

Have a great day

Posted by: Skip at May 22, 2020 05:24 AM (ZCEU2)

632 FUCK MASKS!! Too much mask talk here. Put a nice lace doily on it why don't you.

Posted by: george at May 22, 2020 05:30 AM (ho+IP)

633
"Then again, my expectations are very low."

True dat Gnu...good to hear your having some fun out there..

isn't fun supposed to come in threes??? gambling, golf,, ????.....

Posted by: beanervt at May 22, 2020 05:34 AM (YHcGR)

634 FUCK MASKS!! Too much mask talk here. Put a nice lace doily on it why don't you.

Posted by: george at May 22, 2020 05:30 AM (ho+IP)


Oh how I agree. If you are young and symptom free, Fuck Masks. But (and I've made this request before) consider my situation.

My mom will likely DIE if I catch the CCPV. I'm her caregiver, I can't farm her out to someone else if I get it. And I like her alive. Personal selfishness, I admit.

So I wear a mask to reduce any possible exposure to a manageable viral load. Maybe I can catch a low dose, fight the fucker off, and acquire immunity. Then she's safe from me. She goes nowhere. She has no other visitors.

I'm not a fucking Karen, you do you. Just don't jump my ass for me doing what I think is our best shot. I don't even GAF about me. But I fight for her.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 22, 2020 05:46 AM (Z4rgH)

635
Good morning, Hordians.

Another fine Trump day! Let's get out there and enrage the lunatics by living a good life today.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 22, 2020 05:48 AM (mht8P)

636 A grown man claims he's a lemur (lemurkin). He demands to be addressed as Mr. Leemy and gently petted whenever stressed, which is often. Also, he's a random hugger who conspicuously wears tight, semi-opaque rubber pants.

How far are we from blue states prosecuting you if you refuse to comply with the terms of his identity?

Posted by: Citizen at May 22, 2020 05:50 AM (ldmQR)

637 Morning!
A little warmer this weekend and my nieces will be coming here for lunch on Saturday. Haven't seen them since The Nonsense started.

Posted by: Bruce at May 22, 2020 05:55 AM (vd8XM)

638 Looking at some golf talk above. I haven't for a few years, and with my new knees, I'm looking forward to getting out this year.
I think i will follow a friends suggestion on how to enjoy the game even more.
Don't keep score

Posted by: Bruce at May 22, 2020 05:56 AM (vd8XM)

639 Something to mention to the color-coordinated mask Karens you may encounter (not folks with legit reasons for wearing them):

Don't EVER stop wearing masks and gloves. Plenty of other potentially lethal respiratory diseases out there besides corona, all of which can be transmitted asymptomatically. So if you do stop, you are a hypocritical fad follower who cares about public health only when fashionable to do so.

Posted by: Citizen at May 22, 2020 05:57 AM (ldmQR)

640 True dat Gnu...good to hear your having some fun out there..

isn't fun supposed to come in threes??? gambling, golf,, ????.....

Posted by: beanervt at May 22, 2020 05:34 AM (YHcGR)


In the old days, it was sex drugs and rock-n-roll. So, unless you consider BP meds, I'm down to R&R.

Gambling, golf and Rock? I can live with that.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 22, 2020 05:59 AM (Z4rgH)

641 >>I'm not a fucking Karen, you do you. Just don't jump my ass for me doing what I think is our best shot. I don't even GAF about me. But I fight for her.
Posted by: GnuBreed at May 22, 2020 05:46 AM (Z4rgH)

I get this GnuBreed. And I give no one grief for wearing a mask. I am my mom's caregiver also. I've been the utmost of careful while working through this whole thing. No mask for me, though. Mom either has the most amazing immune system, or we are doing it right, or it isn't as contagious as they first said. Or maybe a combination of all of that.

In any case, God Bless you for taking such good care of your mom! <3

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 22, 2020 06:01 AM (fInJv)

642 Weirdest Memorial Day weekend in my lifetime. No Indy 500 to go to on Sunday. Sure we have missed a few due to rain, but they always run on Monday or even Tuesday. Plus the whole month of May is one giant celebration around here. This year is a complete let down. Race is supposed to run in August but I'm sure the governor, out of an abundance of caution, will find some way to screw that up as well. Help me Roger Penske, You're our only hope.

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at May 22, 2020 06:05 AM (Vf4Y7)

643 Looking at some golf talk above. I haven't for a few years, and with my new knees, I'm looking forward to getting out this year.
I think i will follow a friends suggestion on how to enjoy the game even more.
Don't keep score

Posted by: Bruce at May 22, 2020 05:56 AM (vd8XM)


I've run into a number of people with one or two new knees, and they bigly enjoy golf.

It's pretty decent exercise, and the sunshine helps for vitamin D production, AND you can build your curses vocabulary. win-win-fuckyousonofabitchingball.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 22, 2020 06:08 AM (Z4rgH)

644 Welp, today is some sort of "anarchically organized" freedom day, or so I've heard. An unknown number of folks, maybe 20 or 20,000 or 2 million, have said they've opening back up today, regardless.

I guess we'll see how/if it goes. I'd be participating myself, but I don't have anything to open except my wallet. I guess I could do that in support, maybe have lunch out or go get a haircut.

Posted by: Hierominous Botch at May 22, 2020 06:10 AM (YqED9)

645 Good morning!

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

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 22, 2020 06:13 AM (u82oZ)

646 In any case, God Bless you for taking such good care of your mom! <3

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 22, 2020 06:01 AM (fInJv)


You too. It's a good thing I like her.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 22, 2020 06:14 AM (Z4rgH)

647 It's pretty decent exercise, and the sunshine helps for vitamin D production, AND you can build your curses vocabulary. win-win-fuckyousonofabitchingball.
Posted by: GnuBreed

Plus, like bowling, it's a sport you can do and stay well hydrated.

Beer Cart!!!

Posted by: Bruce at May 22, 2020 06:14 AM (vd8XM)

648 Welp, today is some sort of "anarchically organized" freedom day, or so I've heard. An unknown number of folks, maybe 20 or 20,000 or 2 million, have said they've opening back up today, regardless.

I'm pretty sure none of them are here in Maskachusetts.

After I get a page written, I plan to visit NH and do some shopping in a used book store that has now re-opened. I'm interested to see what kind of "social distancing" crap they'll have.

Oh, and good morning, 'rons and 'ronettes.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 22, 2020 06:15 AM (2JVJo)

649 The oranges that the Orioles had been fighting over the past 2 weeks seem to not be as attractive.
I guess it's time for them to move on to eating bugs and such. We won't see them until next spring

Posted by: Bruce at May 22, 2020 06:17 AM (vd8XM)

650 mornin' y'all

Posted by: Big V Caffeinated at May 22, 2020 06:19 AM (eMtQa)

651 Plus, like bowling, it's a sport you can do and stay well hydrated.

Beer Cart!!!

Posted by: Bruce at May 22, 2020 06:14 AM (vd8XM)


Me and the local beer cart girl are on a first name basis.

*I won't mention her nice rack, or you pricks would be asking for pics*

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 22, 2020 06:20 AM (Z4rgH)

652 Me and the local beer cart girl are on a first name basis.

*I won't mention her nice rack, or you pricks would be asking for pics*
Posted by: GnuBreed

HA!!
When my company still had a yearly golf outing for us and our vendors, we would get tickets for some free drinks to use with the bar cart.
One of the cheapest guys I know was complaining later that they saw the bar cart once and that was it.
I asked him how much did you tip the girl?
Nothing he said. We had the free drink tickets.

I think I see your problem cheapy

Posted by: Bruce at May 22, 2020 06:23 AM (vd8XM)

653 Thank you Lord for another day.

And Scotty Cameron putters.

Posted by: jsg at May 22, 2020 06:23 AM (6Swfv)

654 Road Runners are not as fast as they appear in the cartoons.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 22, 2020 06:24 AM (JUOKG)

655 I see classic Science Fiction was discussed.

Isaac Asimov was very liberal. I've read his very revealing autobiographies. Not a clubbable guy.

He had one short story that he wrote. A good one. But the ending never set right with him and his friends.

"In a Good Cause--" How the sanctimonious protester is honored for Galactic Peace. The story reveals what really happened. It had a big impact on me, when I read it at 13. Highly recommend it.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 22, 2020 06:26 AM (u82oZ)

656 Also, TGIF.

Posted by: jsg at May 22, 2020 06:27 AM (6Swfv)

657 >>> The oranges that the Orioles had been fighting over the past 2 weeks seem to not be as attractive.
I guess it's time for them to move on to eating bugs and such. We won't see them until next spring

Put out grape jelly.

Posted by: fluffy at May 22, 2020 06:28 AM (FgJKq)

658 I work today and tomorrow but then have the next 4 days off. I'm going to set a tee time for Tuesday so I too can sacrifice some golf balls to the woodland gods. Maybe some water gods also. I went last week and I was, uh, a bit off.

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at May 22, 2020 06:28 AM (MVR7y)

659 654 Road Runners are not as fast as they appear in the cartoons.
Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 22, 2020 06:24 AM (JUOKG)

And smart coyotes use Amazon for their parts.

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 22, 2020 06:29 AM (JFO2v)

660 Put out grape jelly.
Posted by: fluffy

We have that our too. Yesterday not any Orioles at all.

Posted by: Bruce at May 22, 2020 06:30 AM (vd8XM)

661 mornin yall.

"Don't keep score"

Also a motto for a happy life. I wish Mrs f'd thought that way.

Posted by: freaked at May 22, 2020 06:31 AM (Tnijr)

662 Race is supposed to run in August but I'm sure the governor, out of an abundance of caution, will find some way to screw that up as well. Help me Roger Penske, You're our only hope.
Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at May 22, 2020 06:05 AM (Vf4Y7)

I think Indy and NASCAR will run the same weekend.

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 22, 2020 06:31 AM (JFO2v)

663 >>> We have that our too. Yesterday not any Orioles at all.

You must have a good local insect supply. Ours love jelly, as do catbirds and tree rats.

Posted by: fluffy at May 22, 2020 06:34 AM (FgJKq)

664 The nice thing is, the course is practically virgin, as they reopened yesterday.

the hole may be real tight lube your balls

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 22, 2020 06:35 AM (JFO2v)

665 Me and the local beer cart girl are on a first name basis.

*I won't mention her nice rack, or you pricks would be asking for pics*
Posted by: GnuBreed at May 22, 2020 06:20 AM (Z4rgH)


I'll preface this by saying that I don't play golf because I'm any good, I play because I like it. That said, I don't drink while I play, even in a tourney, because it ruins what little coordination I have. I'll drink one before I play just to loosen up, but beyond that, nothing until the game is over.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 22, 2020 06:36 AM (2JVJo)

666 Arthur C. Clarke is one of my favorites. I have all but his latter dreck in my library.

Tales of the White Hart is a fun collection of short stories. I recommend them.

He had some good novels, like The Deep Range and , but his short stories crackle with energy. "Rescue Party" is fantastic. I moved me emotionally for years.

And I stole the NASASutra from one of his latter, lesser novels. That is where more research is needed. I volunteer as tribute.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 22, 2020 06:37 AM (u82oZ)

667 And smart coyotes use Amazon for their parts.

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 22, 2020 06:29 AM (JFO2v)


Nonsense. ACME brand parts usually work; the coyote is a dummy and doesn't follow the instruction manual.

*at least read the fine print, idjit*

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 22, 2020 06:38 AM (Z4rgH)

668 Chores await. Have a great day, everyone.

Be that swan gliding serenely though choppy water.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 22, 2020 06:39 AM (u82oZ)

669 More restaurants around here are announcing permanent closings. I expect this to be a flood in a few weeks, as they realize any opening will be so restricted, you can't make a go of it anymore. In Cuomo land, as if he gives a shit.

Posted by: Colin at May 22, 2020 06:40 AM (30CAi)

670 You must have a good local insect supply. Ours love jelly, as do catbirds and tree rats.
Posted by: fluffy

Maybe. The first time we really put out stuff to try and attract and keep them was last year. Same thing, they disappeared. Maybe they don't nest in our area, it's just a stopover on their migration.

Posted by: Bruce at May 22, 2020 06:40 AM (vd8XM)

671 I don't golf but have an old bag of clubs that were my Grandpa's some are really old ad the bag looks like something you'd she hanging on the wall at some golf club restaurant. I wonder if they are worth anything.

When my boys were little we would setup a miniature golf course in the backyard with crazy obstacles on each hole. That was fun. Those days are gone though, now I can't even hardly get them outside except by forcing them to do yard work.

Posted by: freaked at May 22, 2020 06:41 AM (Tnijr)

672 I'll drink one before I play just to loosen up, but beyond that, nothing until the game is over.

Ohhh. I thought the rule was one a hole.
No wonder my game suffers by the back nine...

Posted by: Bruce at May 22, 2020 06:41 AM (vd8XM)

673
More restaurants around here are announcing permanent closings. I expect this to be a flood in a few weeks, as they realize any opening will be so restricted, you can't make a go of it anymore. In Cuomo land, as if he gives a shit.

Posted by: Colin at May 22, 2020 06:40 AM (30CAi)


Courtesy of Cap'n Andy you can now have nourishing Gov-O-Rations (rotten-fish-head soup and sawdust bread) instead of that horrible pizza and hamburgers.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 22, 2020 06:43 AM (mht8P)

674 More restaurants around here are announcing permanent closings. I expect this to be a flood in a few weeks, as they realize any opening will be so restricted, you can't make a go of it anymore. In Cuomo land, as if he gives a shit.
Posted by: Colin at May 22, 2020 06:40 AM (30CAi)

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 22, 2020 06:43 AM (2JVJo)

675 Ma my typing is really offal this morning. Ned more covfeefee.

Posted by: freaked at May 22, 2020 06:43 AM (Tnijr)

676 When my boys were little we would setup a miniature golf course in the backyard with crazy obstacles on each hole. That was fun. Those days are gone though, now I can't even hardly get them outside except by forcing them to do yard work.
Posted by: freaked

I would spend a week during the summer at my uncles mink ranch. My cousins would always have a croquet field setup like miniature golf course. Good times

Posted by: Bruce at May 22, 2020 06:44 AM (vd8XM)

677 *at least read the fine print, idjit*
Posted by: GnuBreed at May 22, 2020 06:38 AM (Z4rgH)

no one read the fine print

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 22, 2020 06:44 AM (JFO2v)

678 I'll preface this by saying that I don't play golf because I'm any good, I play because I like it. That said, I don't drink while I play, even in a tourney, because it ruins what little coordination I have. I'll drink one before I play just to loosen up, but beyond that, nothing until the game is over.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 22, 2020 06:36 AM (2JVJo)


Coordination, schmordination...

As long as you are having fun.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 22, 2020 06:44 AM (Z4rgH)

679

"We have that our too. Yesterday not any Orioles at all."

Did ya try drive by shooting Bruce,,, being from baltimore
I think they assemble around the shootin....

Posted by: beanervt at May 22, 2020 06:44 AM (YHcGR)

680 More restaurants around here are announcing permanent closings. I expect this to be a flood in a few weeks, as they realize any opening will be so restricted, you can't make a go of it anymore. In Cuomo land, as if he gives a shit.
Posted by: Colin at May 22, 2020 06:40 AM (30CAi)


I would love to follow the owners and staff of those restaurants in November. Are you still voting for Democrats? Then fuck you, I'm glad you lost your business. Hope you end up having to sell your bone marrow to make a mortgage payment.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 22, 2020 06:44 AM (2JVJo)

681 Did ya try drive by shooting Bruce,,, being from baltimore
I think they assemble around the shootin....
Posted by: beanervt

Hmmm. I'll give it a try!

LOL

Posted by: Bruce at May 22, 2020 06:45 AM (vd8XM)

682 And since, for some reason, my kindle rest screen has an ad for the new James Patterson novel, I decided to look him up on wiki.

The bastard is worth over 700 million dollars.

**looks at notebook**

That's what I get for being a lazy asshole.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 22, 2020 06:46 AM (2JVJo)

683 680 More restaurants around here are announcing permanent closings. I expect this to be a flood in a few weeks, as they realize any opening will be so restricted, you can't make a go of it anymore. In Cuomo land, as if he gives a shit.
Posted by: Colin at May 22, 2020 06:40 AM (30CAi)

I would love to follow the owners and staff of those restaurants in November. Are you still voting for Democrats? Then fuck you, I'm glad you lost your business. Hope you end up having to sell your bone marrow to make a mortgage payment.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 22, 2020 06:44 AM (2JVJo)

I do not understand lib business owners.

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 22, 2020 06:47 AM (JFO2v)

684
I put out seed for the birds every morning, turn on the fountain and fill the bird bath. In February, the ground was black with migratory birds but the demand has ebbed in late Spring to the local red-winged blackbirds, sparrows and cardinals. We also get a good number of hummingbirds thanks to the flowers and feeders in the garden.

Work crews have been out mowing the medians and right-of-way along TX-288, followed by mobs of happy cattle egrets feeding on the insects stirred up.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 22, 2020 06:47 AM (mht8P)

685 My one niece is a beautician/hair stylist whatever, that has her own small salon. She hopefully will be allowed to open back up the end of the month, if King Spanky is benevolent.
Yesterday she visited 3 of her long time loyal customers.
Did their hair, and then the husband would come home from work and ask, hey can you do mine? Or she would give the kids a cut.

3 houses, 300 hundred bucks

Posted by: Bruce at May 22, 2020 06:49 AM (vd8XM)

686 >>> Maybe. The first time we really put out stuff to try and attract and keep them was last year. Same thing, they disappeared. Maybe they don't nest in our area, it's just a stopover on their migration.

It took us more than 10 years. We would see them one day in the spring and then gone. Last year we got them to stick around, finally.

Posted by: fluffy at May 22, 2020 06:50 AM (FgJKq)

687
3 houses, 300 hundred bucks
Posted by: Bruce at May 22, 2020 06:49 AM (vd8XM)


"What's her name? She needs to be reported to the state board immediately!"

I hate Illinois Karens.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 22, 2020 06:51 AM (mht8P)

688
Had a big IT meeting yesterday and the consensus is the majority won't

be going back to a building environment as the productivity is higher with

peeps working from home.. I'm not in that group thankfully... they
claim the hospital will save on the freed up space for other departments.

Posted by: beanervt at May 22, 2020 06:51 AM (YHcGR)

689 followed by mobs of happy cattle egrets feeding on the insects stirred up.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

Cool.
Saw those in Florida hanging around a herd of cows in the field

Posted by: Bruce at May 22, 2020 06:53 AM (vd8XM)

690 >>> We also get a good number of hummingbirds thanks to the flowers and feeders in the garden.

Are they all at your place? We haven't seen any this year.

Posted by: fluffy at May 22, 2020 06:53 AM (FgJKq)

691 3 houses, 300 hundred bucks

Posted by: Bruce at May 22, 2020 06:49 AM (vd8XM)


You Can't Stop The Music (Village People) --

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=V5IDf4-AJgw

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 22, 2020 06:54 AM (Z4rgH)

692 freaked about your old clubs. Yeah, you know, you could look on ebay and see what people are getting for similar? I took up the game recently, members of my family loved it, thought I should give it a try. I remember a lot of talk, when I was young, of Persimmon woods. I thought it might be cool to play with an old set. So I recently looked on ebay, and the old ones are available, and they look like I remember. But! A couple days later, I happened to see an old set at my driving range, in Thailand, and though it is hard for me to communicate with the golf pro there, he gave me the impression they were not great to play with. Technology I guess crushes them. I am still thinking about it thought. Be good to see what they feel like. Hear the sounds, as I miss hit the ball versus my pings.

Posted by: MikeM at May 22, 2020 06:54 AM (C68Ik)

693 "What's her name? She needs to be reported to the state board immediately!"

I hate Illinois Karens.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

Heh, they would regret it. She's a honey badger.
We used to joke when she was little that if someone did kidnap her, it would be like the 'Ransom of Red Chief'

Posted by: Bruce at May 22, 2020 06:54 AM (vd8XM)

694

"Are they all at your place? We haven't seen any this year."

None here either.. they usually show when the apple trees blossom

and they've been flowering for almost a week now..

Posted by: beanervt at May 22, 2020 06:56 AM (YHcGR)

695 "Are they all at your place? We haven't seen any this year."

None here either.. they usually show when the apple trees blossom

and they've been flowering for almost a week now..
Posted by: beanervt

We have our usual couple.
Got the feeder out early. They'll stay around until early October.

Posted by: Bruce at May 22, 2020 06:58 AM (vd8XM)

696 689 followed by mobs of happy cattle egrets feeding on the insects stirred up.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

Cool.
Saw those in Florida hanging around a herd of cows in the field
Posted by: Bruce at May 22, 2020 06:53 AM (vd8XM)

good far side was two birds sitting on a rhinos ass

caption

someday son this will all be yours

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 22, 2020 06:58 AM (JFO2v)

697 The secret to happy golf is to not be the cart driver. And beer. Mostly beer.

Posted by: jsg at May 22, 2020 06:58 AM (6Swfv)

698 I just clicked through a list of the states with the least restrictions to the most. I was not surprised to see SD has the least (yippee me) but was surprised to see Hawaii has the most.

Posted by: Molly k. at May 22, 2020 06:58 AM (ZVLSH)

699 good far side was two birds sitting on a rhinos ass

caption

someday son this will all be yours
Posted by: rhennigantx

HA!

Posted by: Bruce at May 22, 2020 06:59 AM (vd8XM)

700 Restaurants in upstate NY may be closing, but in the nearby city, lots of itchytrigger fingers.
In honor of Memorial Day, a few more thugs and innocent bystanders will give their lives.

Posted by: Colin at May 22, 2020 06:59 AM (30CAi)

701 OK, folks, I'm going to see if I can get a page written. See you all later.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 22, 2020 06:59 AM (2JVJo)

702 Fuck Hildago

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 22, 2020 07:00 AM (JFO2v)

703 In honor of Memorial Day, a few more thugs and innocent bystanders will give their lives.
Posted by: Colin

In Chicago, a warm weekend and the inability to go to the lakefront and rob joggers will make for some big numbers

Posted by: Bruce at May 22, 2020 07:00 AM (vd8XM)

704 692 freaked about your old clubs. Yeah, you know, you could look on ebay and see what people are getting for similar? I took up the game recently, members of my family loved it, thought I should give it a try. I remember a lot of talk, when I was young, of Persimmon woods. I thought it might be cool to play with an old set. So I recently looked on ebay, and the old ones are available, and they look like I remember. But! A couple days later, I happened to see an old set at my driving range, in Thailand, and though it is hard for me to communicate with the golf pro there, he gave me the impression they were not great to play with. Technology I guess crushes them. I am still thinking about it thought. Be good to see what they feel like. Hear the sounds, as I miss hit the ball versus my pings.
Posted by: MikeM at May 22, 2020 06:54 AM (C68Ik)

Old clubs have a sweet spot the size of a pea.

I have my grandfathers wooden shafted clubs. Pretty cool looking but they are just for show. I refuse to hit a ball with them.

Posted by: jsg at May 22, 2020 07:01 AM (6Swfv)

705 The secret to happy golf is to not be the cart driver. And beer. Mostly beer.
Posted by: jsg

True!

Posted by: Bruce at May 22, 2020 07:01 AM (vd8XM)

706 701 OK, folks, I'm going to see if I can get a page written. See you all later.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 22, 2020 06:59 AM (2JVJo)

Ill start

it was a dark and stormy day

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 22, 2020 07:02 AM (JFO2v)

707 Hawaii is really in bad shape. No tourists, and lots of welfare cases. And expensive place to live, especially on the big island. And totally Democratic.

Posted by: Colin at May 22, 2020 07:02 AM (30CAi)

708 707 Hawaii is really in bad shape. No tourists, and lots of welfare cases. And expensive place to live, especially on the big island. And totally Democratic.
Posted by: Colin at May 22, 2020 07:02 AM (30CAi)

you just decribed

la
sa fran
atl
shitcago
detroit
baltimired
dc
...

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 22, 2020 07:03 AM (JFO2v)

709 More restaurants around here are announcing permanent closings.

Just think, all that plus 30% unemployment in only 2 months of unleashed socialist governors. Can't wait for November (although many of those governors aren't up for re-election this November).

Posted by: t-bird at May 22, 2020 07:04 AM (WLHrn)

710 707 Hawaii is really in bad shape. No tourists, and lots of welfare cases. And expensive place to live, especially on the big island. And totally Democratic.
Posted by: Colin at May 22, 2020 07:02 AM (30CAi)

And totally Democrat. Nothing democratic about them.

Posted by: jsg at May 22, 2020 07:04 AM (6Swfv)

711 Just think, all that plus 30% unemployment in only 2 months of unleashed socialist governors. Can't wait for November (although many of those governors aren't up for re-election this November).
Posted by: t-bird

I think that Governor Spanky would be ruling a little differently if he were up for election this year

Posted by: Bruce at May 22, 2020 07:05 AM (vd8XM)

712 Wow. An Australian team of researchers gets a data rate of 44 terrabytes per second over a single fiber cable. That's amazing. You could download 1000 movies a second at that rate.

Posted by: freaked at May 22, 2020 07:06 AM (Tnijr)

713
"inability to go to the lakefront and rob joggers will make for some big numbers"

'specially since the Popo start tasering the joggers so the hoodies

wouldn't have to use their weapons... jogging to close has consequences..

Posted by: beanervt at May 22, 2020 07:06 AM (YHcGR)

714
OK, folks, I'm going to see if I can get a page written. See you all later.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 22, 2020 06:59 AM (2JVJo)


"Call me Ishmael."

*deletes irritabily*

*Well, Prince, so Genoa and Lucca are now family estates of the Bonapartes."

*paces furiously*

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

*storms from room*

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 22, 2020 07:07 AM (mht8P)

715 What did the cop say that was wrong?

Rhetorical. They are forced to choose.

And they will choose their paychecks.

Posted by: jsg at May 22, 2020 07:07 AM (6Swfv)

716 Bonjour, fappeurs!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 22, 2020 07:08 AM (mSzv6)

717 "freaked about your old clubs. Yeah, you know, you could look on ebay and see what people are getting for similar?"

These are really old and probably only good for hanging on the wall. I'll look into sometime though. Maybe there's a real jewel in there.

Posted by: freaked at May 22, 2020 07:08 AM (Tnijr)

718 'specially since the Popo start tasering the joggers so the hoodies

wouldn't have to use their weapons... jogging to close has consequences..
Posted by: beanervt

BLAM!
Had to put finish them. I can't stand to see a jogger suffer.

Posted by: Bruce at May 22, 2020 07:08 AM (vd8XM)

719 712 Wow. An Australian team of researchers gets a data rate of 44 terrabytes per second over a single fiber cable. That's amazing. You could download 1000 movies a second at that rate.
Posted by: freaked at May 22, 2020 07:06 AM (Tnijr)

And it's first commercial use will be for porn.

Posted by: jsg at May 22, 2020 07:09 AM (6Swfv)

720 Ahhh thanks jsg, for telling us about the old golf clubs...was really intrigued with the idea of trying a set...better they just remain a memory of my childhood.

Posted by: MikeM at May 22, 2020 07:09 AM (C68Ik)

721
Just think, all that plus 30% unemployment in only 2 months of unleashed socialist governors.

You should vote for them for their calm leadership during this crisis, you selfish terrorist.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 22, 2020 07:09 AM (mht8P)

722
"And totally Democrat. Nothing democratic about them."

just look at their representation.. crazy mazie and it goes down

hill from there...

Posted by: beanervt at May 22, 2020 07:09 AM (YHcGR)

723 719 712 Wow. An Australian team of researchers gets a data rate of 44 terrabytes per second over a single fiber cable. That's amazing. You could download 1000 movies a second at that rate.
Posted by: freaked at May 22, 2020 07:06 AM (Tnijr)

And it's first commercial use will be for porn.
Posted by: jsg at May 22, 2020 07:09 AM (6Swfv)

The Internet is for porn.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 22, 2020 07:10 AM (mSzv6)

724 Boker tov dear horde.

May Emmet Sullivan drown in his own fluids for his outrageous persecution of Gen. Flynn, venal corruption, bringing disrepute on the judiciary, and halitosis.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 22, 2020 07:10 AM (EZebt)

725 720 Ahhh thanks jsg, for telling us about the old golf clubs...was really intrigued with the idea of trying a set...better they just remain a memory of my childhood.
Posted by: MikeM at May 22, 2020 07:09 AM (C68Ik)

My first woods were, well, actually made from wood. They were not forgiving. And it made for a frustrating day. The new clubs are so much better. I have a set of 1-Iron clubs, they are equal length shafts, equal weight, etc. I go 3 or 4 times a year and still shoot in the 80's. I am happy with that.

Posted by: jsg at May 22, 2020 07:13 AM (6Swfv)

726 I bet that the restaurant and bar makeover shows are licking their chops with the opportunities coming their way

Posted by: Bruce at May 22, 2020 07:13 AM (vd8XM)

727
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at May 22, 2020 07:14 AM (DUIap)

728 You could download 1000 movies a second at that rate.

TheJamesMadison could use that just for switching rooms in his house.

I'll call that 440 terabits per second (framing). so we're down into the femtoseconds. Optical computing?

Posted by: t-bird at May 22, 2020 07:14 AM (Lt1JN)

729 If only the Australians could get into the data that the Chinese have stolen from them and the US, it could all be downloaded before the Chinese knew what was happening.

Posted by: Colin at May 22, 2020 07:15 AM (30CAi)

730 The Internet is for porn.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 22, 2020 07:10 AM (mSzv6)

Amd kitty kat videos

Posted by: jsg at May 22, 2020 07:15 AM (6Swfv)

731 Amd kitty kat videos
Posted by: jsg

I can haz porn?

Posted by: Bruce at May 22, 2020 07:15 AM (vd8XM)

732
It looks like Twitter is jammed up somehow -- any links to it won't work.

Maybe the Karens thereon have turned on one another with a vengeance.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 22, 2020 07:16 AM (pNxlR)

733 G'morning, all.


B'more loses another middle age person to Covid-9mm.

Second person struggles with the effects.

https://tinyurl.com/yd83troo

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 22, 2020 07:19 AM (3D/fK)

734 I can haz porn?
Posted by: Bruce at May 22, 2020 07:15 AM (vd8XM)

Laser Gapers 5

Posted by: jsg at May 22, 2020 07:19 AM (6Swfv)

735 Maybe the Karens thereon have turned on one another with a vengeance.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot

It's YOUR fault!!

No, it's YOUR fault!

Posted by: Bruce at May 22, 2020 07:19 AM (vd8XM)

736 California doctors say they've seen more deaths from suicide than coronavirus since lockdown
No shit...

Posted by: Colin at May 22, 2020 07:21 AM (30CAi)

737 B'more loses another middle age person to Covid-9mm.

Second person struggles with the effects.

https://tinyurl.com/yd83troo
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

Trump! recommends Fish Tank Cleaner for all your health needs. Give it a try today

Posted by: Bruce at May 22, 2020 07:21 AM (vd8XM)

738 You could download 1000 movies a second at that rate.
Posted by: freaked at May 22, 2020 07:06 AM (Tnijr)

porno producers now order astroglide in 55 gal drums

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 22, 2020 07:22 AM (JFO2v)

739 Stacey Abrams, according to the Washington Post resembles a runway supermodel.

The only thing is they didn't specify...

Was it an Airbus or a 747?

Posted by: @atensnut, May 20 at May 22, 2020 07:22 AM (/2aWP)

740 Do you have to be a frumpy, puss faced, sour, dumb, despotic, irrational, harridan to hold office in Michigan?

Posted by: Marcus T at May 22, 2020 07:24 AM (VpIIl)

741
The only thing is they didn't specify...

Was it an Airbus or a 747?
Posted by: @atensnut,

Too bad one didn't hit her

Posted by: Bruce at May 22, 2020 07:24 AM (vd8XM)

742 test

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at May 22, 2020 07:26 AM (d6mdH)

743 Texas Daily New Cases

This is last 10 days and 20 date after first 25% reopening
2.96%
3.30%
3.41%
3.07%
3.98%
1.67%
1.90%
2.50%
2.83%
1.84%

Pretty flat to me!

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 22, 2020 07:27 AM (JFO2v)

744 Fuck Hildago

This is what happens when the largest city in the south west votes straight ticket for Beto and they end up with an illegal alien (Ecuador) Millennial female as their county's highest ranked officer.

You get what you deserve.

You know: Stupid Games, Stupid Prizes.

Posted by: 🐧 at May 22, 2020 07:30 AM (C+evo)

745 "I'll call that 440 terabits per second (framing). so we're down into the femtoseconds. Optical computing?"

The only thing more amazing than the evolution of technology is the devolution of society.

Posted by: freaked at May 22, 2020 07:30 AM (Tnijr)

746 "442 I bet someone here had a U-matic VCR back in the day. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 21, 2020 11:58 PM (L2ZTs) "

I know someone who just got rid of theirs a few years ago ... kept it (under a tarp in a hallway) around to do the occasional transfer to newer media.
I understand this, really, I did the same thing with digital media devices for years. Got the great American novel, but it's on 8" floppies ? Visit the Chateau D'Eez Museum of Ancient Mass Memory and cross my palm with silver !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at May 22, 2020 07:30 AM (cqteU)

747 We are Devo.

Posted by: and we're all in this together at May 22, 2020 07:31 AM (Tnijr)

748 Wonderful Holiday weekend

Pangolin on the spitroast
Bat in the smoker
Maybe get a case of Snow beer.

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 22, 2020 07:33 AM (JFO2v)

749 Big story this Friday morning, to hell with the minor flooding Michigan.

Coronavirus Updates: Trump Goes Maskless at Michigan Ford Plant

Posted by: Colin at May 22, 2020 07:33 AM (30CAi)

750 744 Fuck Hildago

This is what happens when the largest city in the south west votes straight ticket for Beto and they end up with an illegal alien (Ecuador) Millennial female as their county's highest ranked officer.

You get what you deserve.

You know: Stupid Games, Stupid Prizes.
Posted by: at May 22, 2020 07:30 AM (C+evo)

I would love to leave harris county but I like Seabrook area too much.

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 22, 2020 07:34 AM (JFO2v)

751 Good Morning Horde

Posted by: wing at May 22, 2020 07:34 AM (JFzNN)

752 749 Big story this Friday morning, to hell with the minor flooding Michigan.

Coronavirus Updates: Trump Goes Maskless at Michigan Ford Plant
Posted by: Colin at May 22, 2020 07:33 AM (30CAi)

and he took out his dick and waged it at the Karens!

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 22, 2020 07:35 AM (JFO2v)

753 B'more loses another middle age person to Covid-9mm.

Second person struggles with the effects.

https://tinyurl.com/yd83troo


So I foolishly clicked on the link and was force fed more propaganda and told to be terrified and stay hidden under the bed.... I got bored/insulted and left before there was allegedly any content.

"We will tell you when its safe to leave your house".

I'm waiting for someone to define "safe".

Posted by: 🐧 at May 22, 2020 07:36 AM (C+evo)

754 The only thing more amazing than the evolution of technology is the devolution of society.
Posted by: freaked at May 22, 2020 07:30 AM (Tnijr)

---

*nods*

Posted by: SMH at May 22, 2020 07:37 AM (RU4sa)

755
Do you have to be a frumpy, puss faced, sour, dumb, despotic, irrational, harridan to hold office in Michigan?

Posted by: Marcus T at May 22, 2020 07:24 AM


it helps

Posted by: AltonJackson at May 22, 2020 07:38 AM (5or4F)

756 *storms from room*

Basically.

Everything coming from my pen now is sub-Bondian "well, you stupid woman, now I will explain my fiendish plan" shit.

I am so fucking angry at myself. I can see the goddamned finish line and yet I can't get out of the starting blocks.

**throws notebook across room, grits teeth, makes cup of tea**

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 22, 2020 07:39 AM (2JVJo)

757 Useful idiot celebrities doing the bidding of Obama, Soros and Bill Gates.

And it is simply amazing how Dr. Fauci has turned into the world "expert" on basically everything. And he's fucking everywhere. Someone was asking in the comments yesterday what happened to Fauci. Well, here's the answer.

https://bit.ly/3cVXKnR

The celebrity campaign #PasstheMic is enlisting Julia Roberts, Hugh Jackman, and other A-list Hollywood stars to hand over their social media accounts to the likes of Dr. Anthony Fauci and other experts to promote a "global response" to the Chinese coronavirus pandemic. [ ... ]

ONE Campaign also receives money from the Open Society Policy Center, the Soros lobbying group that opposes the Trump agenda and promotes open borders and other left-wing political issues.

Gayle Smith, who currently serves as president and CEO of ONE Campaign, previously worked as a special assistant to President Obama, who later appointed her to head USAID.

"None of us are safe until all of us are safe," Smith tweeted this week to promote #PasstheMic.

Who's behind the push? The roster of donors and leaders reads like a who's-who of left-wing globalists --- U2 frontman Bono, George Soros, and Bill Gates. At the head of the organization is Gayle Smith, a former special assistant to President Barack Obama. [ ... ]

Fauci also warned Americans not to re-open the economy too quickly. "Now is not the time to tempt fate and pull back completely," he said. "There is a golden mean there."

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at May 22, 2020 07:39 AM (Do5/p)

758 Everything coming from my pen now is sub-Bondian "well, you stupid woman, now I will explain my fiendish plan" shit.

In fairness, a lot of real-world villains can't resist gloating about their plans, which is why that's a trope. I mean, look at the Democrats.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 22, 2020 07:40 AM (6XLoz)

759 **throws notebook across room, grits teeth, makes cup of tea**
Posted by: Mary Poppins

That's the start of your book!
The rest is easy now

Posted by: Bruce at May 22, 2020 07:40 AM (vd8XM)

760 Fauci also warned Americans not to re-open the economy too quickly. "Now is not the time to tempt fate and pull back completely," he said. "There is a golden mean there."
Posted by: Clyde Shelton

Why is it safe for that little shit to be out of his cage?
Is the exercise wheel broken?

Posted by: Bruce at May 22, 2020 07:42 AM (vd8XM)

761 Dr. Fauci...Butt Hamster

Posted by: Bruce at May 22, 2020 07:42 AM (vd8XM)

762 Okay. Time to do some stuff

And maybe some things

if I can find my mask

Posted by: Bruce at May 22, 2020 07:43 AM (vd8XM)

763 Good morning, all.

First, a tip. If videos aren't playing for you on HQ posts, try right-clicking the video and then "open in new tab".

My new refrigerator didn't get here yesterday. So all of the things I'd left out "for just a couple of hours" (since there's only one small cooler) have spoiled. Lowe's called at 9:00 last night to advise me that it would be delivered today. All hell is going to break loose with the weather in a couple of hours and I'd give you seven to one it doesn't get here today, either.

I canceled the shopping trip I had scheduled yesterday and will not be able to make the run today, either. There is not one piece of fresh produce in the house and I've been out of meat for two days.

No, there's nothing you can do to help, though I appreciate the idea. Just thought I'd whine a bit.

Posted by: creeper at May 22, 2020 07:44 AM (XxJt1)

764 Anybody remember tat old GIF of Kerry sailboarding, and reversing direction back and forth about once a second? An example of his constant flip-flopping in his stance and position on things.


We need to do the same thing with Biden, as he constantly re-invents his past, his history, and his accomplishments.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 22, 2020 07:45 AM (3D/fK)

765 "Useful idiot celebrities doing the bidding of Obama, Soros and Bill Gates.

The celebrity campaign #PasstheMic is enlisting Julia Roberts, Hugh
Jackman, and other A-list Hollywood stars to hand over their social
media accounts to the likes of Dr. Anthony Fauci and other experts to
promote a "global response" to the Chinese coronavirus pandemic. [ ... ]

Posted by: Clyde Shelton"

That moment when it hits you moving to Mexico might be a realistic option because they have not lost their minds

Posted by: Ripley at May 22, 2020 07:45 AM (MxEKc)

766 757: So the 'ruling caste' that can afford an endless shutdown are advocating a long shut down because of course they are.

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at May 22, 2020 07:46 AM (MVR7y)

767 "First thing we did when we got to Georgia was wait while my wife got a mani/pedi."

Idle thought...how many lefty men are asked to hold for a mani-pedi?

Posted by: creeper at May 22, 2020 07:46 AM (XxJt1)

768 The celebrity campaign #PasstheMic is enlisting Julia Roberts, Hugh
Jackman, and other A-list Hollywood stars to hand over their social
media accounts to the likes of Dr. Anthony Fauci and other experts to
promote a "global response" to the Chinese coronavirus pandemic. [ ... ]


If this meant that these celebs would stop using their accounts while Fauci did, I'd be surprisingly OK with that. But I'll bet that's not the case.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 22, 2020 07:47 AM (6XLoz)

769 "None of us are safe until all of us are safe," Smith tweeted this week to promote #PasstheMic.


When you start seeing slogans like that how can anybody doubt this corona fiasco is anything but lefty wing power grab?

Posted by: Ripley at May 22, 2020 07:49 AM (MxEKc)

770 Just stopped in to yell
NOOOOOOD

Posted by: Bruce at May 22, 2020 07:51 AM (vd8XM)

771 769
"None of us are safe until all of us are safe," Smith tweeted this week to promote #PasstheMic.


When you start seeing slogans like that how can anybody doubt this corona fiasco is anything but lefty wing power grab?



Posted by: Ripley


Rule by Bumper Sticker slogans. What could go wrong?

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at May 22, 2020 07:51 AM (MVR7y)

772 J.J.'s up. NOOD available for your viewing pleasure.

Posted by: creeper at May 22, 2020 07:52 AM (XxJt1)

773 So the Senate has confirmed Ratcliff.

Leaves Grenell available to return to his previous position.

Or...maybe the on a new role

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 22, 2020 07:52 AM (3D/fK)

774 769

When you start seeing slogans like that how can anybody doubt this corona fiasco is anything but lefty wing power grab?

Posted by: Ripley at May 22, 2020 07:49 AM

Yep, this is basically the Left turning the government into a helicopter parent.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at May 22, 2020 07:54 AM (Do5/p)

775 BANG!

Posted by: mindful webworker - radically inclined
at May 22, 2020 08:13 AM (bd376)

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I will bookmark your blog and check again here regularly.
I am quite sure I'll learn lots of new stuff right here! Best of luck for the next!

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