The Morning Rant: Minimalist Edition

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"No Math!" is a meme on these august pages, but in the real world of NEA and AFT approved science and math curricula, it is a sad fact of life that many Americans are innumerate and incapable of any rational analysis of the wild claims of the Democrat Party and its amen choirs in every environmental group in the country.

It is nowhere more obvious in their ridiculous claims that green energy sources will replace more traditional (meaning robust and fully functioning) sources for the vast quantities of energy we require to run modern society.

Just take a look at what is going on in California, with their psychotic devotion to all things "green," and their even more insane hatred of all things Western and practical. Rolling blackouts, permanent conservation rules, outrageous energy prices, and that is just for starters. In a few years, when California shuts down even more fossil fuel plants and begins to rely more heavily on ephemeral solar and wind energy, today's restrictions will look positively delightful.

Here is a Prager University video that in a few minutes absolutely destroys the idea that solar panels, propellers and a few unicorns will power our wolrd.

What's Wrong with Wind and Solar?

It also suggests the important but overlooked point that manufacturing and disposing of these monuments to progressive hubris will cost our economy and our environment far more than even the claimed savings.

And a little treat below the fold...

Posted by: CBD at 11:00 AM




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1 Hello monkey thread!

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at September 15, 2020 11:01 AM (Vzqe+)

2 Wow

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home. Thanks China &&&& at September 15, 2020 11:01 AM (K0Asn)

3 not first

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, shouting Lawrence! into the desert at September 15, 2020 11:01 AM (UWqZJ)

4 Yes!

Posted by: Norman Spiny at September 15, 2020 11:01 AM (ldOBo)

5 Damn fat thumbs

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home. Thanks China &&&& at September 15, 2020 11:01 AM (K0Asn)

6 Honorable Mention!
I read the content.

Posted by: Roland THTG at September 15, 2020 11:01 AM (88+cf)

7 Corgis called.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at September 15, 2020 11:01 AM (Vzqe+)

8 top 10

Posted by: SturmToddler at September 15, 2020 11:01 AM (8D42x)

9 So near, yet so far...

Posted by: Norman Spiny at September 15, 2020 11:02 AM (ldOBo)

10 Whoa

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at September 15, 2020 11:03 AM (Do5/p)

11 Alors, il commence.

Posted by: That guy who always thinks it's beginning at September 15, 2020 11:03 AM (Rk6Cp)

12 As they say...runner up is just first loser.

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home. Thanks China &&&& at September 15, 2020 11:03 AM (K0Asn)

13 and i love the bounce on the twitter protest video...

Posted by: SturmToddler at September 15, 2020 11:03 AM (8D42x)

14 What did communists use for lighting before candles? Electricity.

Posted by: Someguy at September 15, 2020 11:04 AM (PyjNl)

15 Summer teeth. ha!

Posted by: JackStraw at September 15, 2020 11:04 AM (ZLI7S)

16 and then the cop did donuts in the infield.

as is required.

Posted by: x at September 15, 2020 11:04 AM (nFwvY)

17 It is a thing of beauty.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at September 15, 2020 11:05 AM (NWiLs)

18 Summerteeth

Posted by: garrett at September 15, 2020 11:05 AM (DpfxS)

19 People have gone insane. A while back, I saw two women grocery shopping; they were wearing faces masks PLUS a face shield.

I almost went up to them and told them "if you're that afraid of getting a virus that 99% of the people who get it recover from, you should never leave the house."

Posted by: shibumi, living in Clown World at September 15, 2020 11:05 AM (1a0Ks)

20 Nice dive off the cop car. That's gonna hurt for a while...

Posted by: Norman Spiny at September 15, 2020 11:05 AM (ldOBo)

21 "No Math!" is a meme on these august pages...

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Dude.

Its September.

Sheesh. Turn the page.

Posted by: fixerupper at September 15, 2020 11:05 AM (8XRCm)

22 Love to see the head bounce.

More please.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 15, 2020 11:05 AM (Z+IKu)

23 Was wondering this morning why buildings along the Golf Coast aren't built to be hurricane resistant; like buildings in Japan and California are built to be earthquake resistant.

Turns out the most resilient shape for a structure in hurricane-land is a dome.

I sort of fancy the idea of southern Mississippi and Alabama decked out in sci-fi looking dome houses.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at September 15, 2020 11:05 AM (BeYX8)

24 I read the content.

Rookies.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at September 15, 2020 11:06 AM (Vzqe+)

25 Cop Car Rodeo would make a good Summer Olympics Event

Posted by: garrett at September 15, 2020 11:06 AM (DpfxS)

26 Alors, il commence.
Posted by: That guy who always thinks it's beginning




Cute saying for sale. Only dropped once!

Posted by: Guy who always mixes up memes at September 15, 2020 11:06 AM (3XqsM)

27 Ok Summerteeth made me lol

Posted by: Big V Caffeinated at September 15, 2020 11:06 AM (6Pqz7)

28 Nice use of the word "ephemeral"

Posted by: josephistan at September 15, 2020 11:07 AM (Izzlo)

29

Although jet fuel is expensive, Air Pinochet has considerable appeal and should be considered...

Posted by: Antifa gets The Bullet at September 15, 2020 11:07 AM (d6DSt)

30 Solar winds are the best way to propel your interstellar ship.

Posted by: Eromero at September 15, 2020 11:07 AM (XhWtx)

31 Also amusing that they call for a "medic". They're taking the LARPing seriously. And no, sweethearts, you aren't just as brave as the combat soldiers you disparage.

Posted by: pep at September 15, 2020 11:08 AM (v16oJ)

32 I sort of fancy the idea of southern Mississippi and Alabama decked out in sci-fi looking dome houses.
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at September 15, 2020 11:05 AM (BeYX

A dome house sounds cool, but how would you lay out the inside?

Posted by: Vanya at September 15, 2020 11:08 AM (BAsqb)

33 Summer rioting had me a blast
Summer teething happened so fast

Posted by: x at September 15, 2020 11:08 AM (nFwvY)

34 https://bit.ly/3c04AZK
**********
Netflix Star and Biden Surrogate Jerry Harris Raided By FBI For Allegedly Soliciting Photos and Sex From Minors

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at September 15, 2020 11:08 AM (1Dmt5)

35 What's Wrong with Wind and Solar?

That is excellent.

Posted by: t-bird at September 15, 2020 11:08 AM (WLHrn)

36 It doesn't bother me that California is self immolating. Saves us the trouble.

They will abandon their cities and live in grass huts and recycle their dung. Napalm loves grass huts.

Posted by: Xipe Totec-MAGAfauna at September 15, 2020 11:08 AM (o2MD2)

37 Nice dive off the cop car. That's gonna hurt for a while...
Posted by: Norman Spiny at September 15, 2020 11:05 AM (ldOBo)

I don't get what he was doing. Was he trying to get to the roof and hold on to the lights? Either way, idiot.

Posted by: Jordan61 at September 15, 2020 11:08 AM (Ez6QX)

38 Did consulting for SoCalEdison in the 90s. Was told that 8 million people had moved into the state since they added any converntional generating power. Instead, they buy electiricty at two to three times what they could generate if for from the Pacific Northwest generation. Leftism is based on feelings and naivete raised to the Nth power. The fires are a direct result of stupid thinking turned into orthodoxy.

Posted by: iandeal at September 15, 2020 11:09 AM (vgGyZ)

39 Spoke with a Californian classmate last semester who complained that Trump's appointee (can't recall the name right now, but would recognize it if I heard it) was forcing California to cause pollution. I wish I were quicker and more composed, because I would have liked her to explain how California was being "forced" to destroy their own environment just because national restrictions were lifted. Nobody was forcing California to become more polluting just because everyone was allowed to relax a bit.

Posted by: Emmie at September 15, 2020 11:09 AM (4JM5Y)

40 Jumping on top of a police car is a bold strategy, Cotton!

Too stupid to live.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 15, 2020 11:09 AM (bDqIh)

41 A dome house sounds cool, but how would you lay out the inside?
Posted by: Vanya at September 15, 2020 11:08 AM (BAsqb)
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I have some ideas.

Posted by: Zombie Buckminster Fuller at September 15, 2020 11:09 AM (Rk6Cp)

42 Not a bad slide off the car, but he really didn't stick the landing. 3.5

Posted by: The East German Judge at September 15, 2020 11:09 AM (ejd/p)

43 34 https://bit.ly/3c04AZK
**********
Netflix Star and Biden Surrogate Jerry Harris Raided By FBI For Allegedly Soliciting Photos and Sex From Minors
Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at September 15, 2020 11:08 AM (1Dmt5)

Tell 'em you were doing research, mate.

Posted by: Pete Townsend at September 15, 2020 11:09 AM (Izzlo)

44 Cops using special extra slippery car wax? I need that stuff!

Posted by: Archer at September 15, 2020 11:09 AM (gmo/4)

45 Netflix Star and Biden Surrogate Jerry Harris Raided By FBI For Allegedly Soliciting Photos and Sex From Minors
Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at September 15, 2020 11:08 AM (1Dmt5)

This is my shocked face

Posted by: Vanya at September 15, 2020 11:09 AM (BAsqb)

46 Love to see the head bounce.
Something tells me that isn't the first time his head has hit the pavement. His mom doubtless dropped him on his head many times.

Posted by: pep at September 15, 2020 11:09 AM (v16oJ)

47 Was wondering this morning why buildings along the Golf Coast aren't built to be hurricane resistant; like buildings in Japan and California are built to be earthquake resistant.

Turns out the most resilient shape for a structure in hurricane-land is a dome.

I sort of fancy the idea of southern Mississippi and Alabama decked out in sci-fi looking dome houses.
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at September 15, 2020 11:05 AM (BeYX


Makes sense. And tunnels. Tunnels to move people and material in a hurricane, so everyone isn't required to vacate the entire eastern seaboard whenever one of these things plow through, WHICH THEY DO SEVERAL TIMES EACH YEAR!!!

I mean, even Californica has figured out how to erfquake proof their buildings, and there's no guarantee one will ever be hit by an erfquake, ever.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 15, 2020 11:10 AM (hku12)

48 All those revolutionaries should get a mouthful of asphalt

Posted by: CN at September 15, 2020 11:10 AM (ONvIw)

49 >>Spoke with a Californian classmate last semester who complained that Trump's appointee (can't recall the name right now, but would recognize it if I heard it) was forcing California to cause pollution.


I hope for her sake she was given nice tits in lieu of the functioning brain.

Posted by: garrett at September 15, 2020 11:10 AM (DpfxS)

50 Was wondering this morning why buildings along the Golf Coast aren't built to be hurricane resistant; like buildings in Japan and California are built to be earthquake resistant.

Turns out the most resilient shape for a structure in hurricane-land is a dome.

I sort of fancy the idea of southern Mississippi and Alabama decked out in sci-fi looking dome houses.
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo



Monolithic Dome building institute:

www.monolithic.org/

There's one located in Italy, Texas just south of DFW.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 15, 2020 11:10 AM (3XqsM)

51 39 In fact, loosening restrictions would just mean that California would have a better chance to obtain the energy production they need from other states in order to function.

Posted by: Emmie at September 15, 2020 11:10 AM (4JM5Y)

52 He should have held on to the light bar.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 15, 2020 11:10 AM (63Dwl)

53 They really need to change the laws to prevent the blocking of streets like this. yeah, I know it's illegal already, but you need some serious deterrence. When the drivers have no idea if the crowd will yank them out and beat them half to death, the mere act of blocking the road would make me fear for my safety.

Furthermore, if the ever get the self driving car thing going, those will stop for any obstacle meaning a couple of dozen idiots could completely shut down a metro area if they plan it right.

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at September 15, 2020 11:10 AM (Wm5SB)

54 The East German Judge gives the landing a 2.7 score.

Posted by: Archer at September 15, 2020 11:10 AM (gmo/4)

55 46 Love to see the head bounce.
Something tells me that isn't the first time his head has hit the pavement. His mom doubtless dropped him on his head many times.
Posted by: pep at September 15, 2020 11:09 AM (v16oJ)

Good.

Posted by: josephistan at September 15, 2020 11:10 AM (Izzlo)

56 Summer rioting had me a blast
Summer teething happened so fast
Posted by: x at September 15, 2020 11:08 AM (nFwvY)
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Summer Glau >>>> summer rioting

Posted by: Zombie Buckminster Fuller at September 15, 2020 11:11 AM (Rk6Cp)

57 "Summer teeth" is the new stupid prize.

Posted by: Roy at September 15, 2020 11:11 AM (Ti+Tv)

58 I hope for her sake she was given nice tits in lieu of the functioning brain.
Posted by: garrett at September 15, 2020 11:10 AM (DpfxS)


She is very cute and a math major.

Posted by: Emmie at September 15, 2020 11:11 AM (4JM5Y)

59 Was wondering this morning why buildings along the Golf Coast aren't built to be hurricane resistant; like buildings in Japan and California are built to be earthquake resistant.

They are. The building codes have changed radically over the past 50 years and it shows when storms pass. The older structures get flattened, the new stuff does relatively well.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at September 15, 2020 11:11 AM (B+qrE)

60 A dome house sounds cool, but how would you lay out the inside?

Don't ask me. I live in a 100 year old church with at least 1000 SF of unused attic space.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at September 15, 2020 11:11 AM (BeYX8)

61 >>A dome house sounds cool, but how would you lay out the inside?


Dumbest fucking things ever. Almost no useful interior space.

Posted by: garrett at September 15, 2020 11:11 AM (DpfxS)

62 Off architect sock.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Task Group Cluebat at September 15, 2020 11:12 AM (Rk6Cp)

63 Ha ha rooftop ornament. Moar please

Posted by: Zeera at September 15, 2020 11:12 AM (zUdXR)

64 Too much virtue signaling leads to brain damage

That was quick thinking by the cop. As soon as the kid stood up, just take off.

Posted by: t-bird at September 15, 2020 11:12 AM (UMXod)

65 The humanoid that bounced on the street looked a lot like androgynous Pat from SNL.

Posted by: Roy at September 15, 2020 11:12 AM (Ti+Tv)

66 Spoke with a Californian classmate last semester who
complained that Trump's appointee (can't recall the name right now, but
would recognize it if I heard it) was forcing California to cause
pollution.





I hope for her sake she was given nice tits in lieu of the functioning brain.


Posted by: garrett at September 15, 2020 11:10 AM

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Nice tits can't overcome the lack of Sense, Common, One Each Type II Style B.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at September 15, 2020 11:13 AM (JUOKG)

67 Obviously you don't know the religious orientation of people wearing masks and shields and you wouldn't ask them, and I can understand people not wanting to infect their loved ones -and I'm not intending too get in a big debate about masks -but unless it's because their kids are petrified out of their wits and telling their parents they must mask up, I don't understand Christians of an advanced age being so paranoid about this. Hey, if you're 93 how much longer do you expect to live?. Don't you believe in the faith you profess about the life of the life to come?. In fact, most members of my congregation have told me that it's their kids or grandkids who want them to wear masks and they do simply not to rock the boat which I respect..

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 15, 2020 11:13 AM (WkPC9)

68 I ripped on the TV show Ozark here the other day, mostly because of the obvious SJW bs. Also I just found It tirelessly bleak, with fairly weak characterization - although I did say technically it's a good show and the writing and acting is good.

I must admit it gets better in Season 2. I'm still not in love with it but it's at least better. I can see why people like it.

Posted by: ... at September 15, 2020 11:13 AM (K+rMi)

69 I love that Steve Inman has gotten "stovetop stuffing" back in our lexicon again.

Posted by: clutch cargo at September 15, 2020 11:13 AM (8B6Ng)

70 Netflix Star and Biden Surrogate Jerry Harris Raided By FBI For Allegedly Soliciting Photos and Sex From Minors
Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at September 15, 2020 11:08 AM (1Dmt5)

This is my shocked face
Posted by: Vanya at September 15, 2020 11:09 AM (BAsqb)


Never heard of the guy. Takes one look at his photos... yeah, I'm gonna assume his preference in minor children with whom to have sex is boys, rather than girls.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 15, 2020 11:14 AM (hku12)

71 Arrest Bouncy McAsphalt for not pulling over for an emergency vehicle with its lights on.

Posted by: Roy at September 15, 2020 11:14 AM (Ti+Tv)

72 31 Amusing they don't call out for Corpse Man, like mocha man.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at September 15, 2020 11:14 AM (C1Lsn)

73 Summer teeth makes me feel fine

Rolling through the asphalt in my mind

Posted by: ShainS at September 15, 2020 11:14 AM (WqPYg)

74 Let's listen to an expert on climate change.

https://bit.ly/2ZFYUiD

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at September 15, 2020 11:14 AM (+y/Ru)

75 That video: Pavement P*ssy, redefined.

Posted by: Joe Mama at September 15, 2020 11:16 AM (w7U/e)

76 44 Cops using special extra slippery car wax? I need that stuff!
Posted by: Archer at September 15, 2020 11:09 AM (gmo/4)

Hook an electric fence controller to the battery and the output to the metal car body. Bug zap the freaks.

Posted by: Roy at September 15, 2020 11:16 AM (Ti+Tv)

77 The brain damaged children of Antifa seem to genuinely believe there will never be any pushback for anything they do.

Posted by: Northernlurker, don't pay me no mind at September 15, 2020 11:16 AM (lgiXo)

78 >>Never heard of the guy. Takes one look at his photos... yeah, I'm gonna assume his preference in minor children with whom to have sex is boys, rather than girls


He tried watching Cuties and threw up.

Posted by: garrett at September 15, 2020 11:16 AM (DpfxS)

79 Slip sliding away. Slip sliding away. The more I try to hold on to the roof I slip slide away.

Posted by: Archer at September 15, 2020 11:16 AM (gmo/4)

80 Liberalism is not a lack of intelligence. It is a mental disease that manifests it's symptoms in acts of abject stupidity.

Posted by: Xipe Totec-MAGAfauna at September 15, 2020 11:16 AM (o2MD2)

81 Good video.

Posted by: Gilded Age II at September 15, 2020 11:16 AM (BRkq2)

82 The police did copcar boy a favor.. Now he can tell his pals he lost his teeth playing hockey. MACHO, dude!

Posted by: mnw at September 15, 2020 11:17 AM (Cssks)

83 I don't get what he was doing. Was he trying to get to the roof and hold on to the lights? Either way, idiot.

Are you assuming xir's gender? For shame!

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at September 15, 2020 11:17 AM (Vzqe+)

84 In fact, most members of my congregation have told me that it's their kids or grandkids who want them to wear masks and they do simply not to rock the boat which I respect..
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 15, 2020 11:13 AM (WkPC9)


My concern is the whole "not allowed to buy or sell" or otherwise engage in commerce. It's like a dress rehearsal for the mark of the Beast.

Posted by: Emmie at September 15, 2020 11:17 AM (4JM5Y)

85 68
I ripped on the TV show Ozark here the other day, mostly because of the
obvious SJW bs. Also I just found It tirelessly bleak, with fairly weak
characterization - although I did say technically it's a good show and
the writing and acting is good.



I must admit it gets better in Season 2. I'm still not in love with it but it's at least better. I can see why people like it.

Posted by: ... at September 15, 2020 11:13 AM (K+rMi)

_________


It's a guilty pleasure. Way too may deus ex machinas -- so serious suspension of disbelief required -- but the acting, writing, music, and cinematography is pretty good.
Yeah, it's no Breaking Bad or Better Call Saul ...

Posted by: ShainS at September 15, 2020 11:17 AM (WqPYg)

86 Hook an electric fence controller to the battery and the output to the metal car body. Bug zap the freaks.
Posted by: Roy


Run a wire from the coil to the body with a momentary switch to break the circuit.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 15, 2020 11:17 AM (3XqsM)

87 Not a bad slide off the car, but he really didn't stick the landing. 3.5

I meant to do that.

Posted by: Speaking From The Flat Side Of My Face at September 15, 2020 11:17 AM (z36Kd)

88 82 The police did copcar boy a favor.. Now he can tell his pals he lost his teeth playing hockey. MACHO, dude!
Posted by: mnw at September 15, 2020 11:17 AM (Cssks)

He can double the charge for blowjobs under the overpass to 50 bucks now.

Posted by: Roy at September 15, 2020 11:17 AM (Ti+Tv)

89 >>Spoke with a Californian classmate last semester who complained that Trump's appointee (can't recall the name right now, but would recognize it if I heard it) was forcing California to cause pollution. I




Saw part of "60 Minutes" on Sunday about how at the CA/Mexico border, despite Trump's new wall, there is a free flow of pollution into CA. Absolutely disgusting river of trash and manufacturing waste, etc.. Refuse from the businesses and shantytown that are just on the other side of the wall.

Yes, it's awful. No, not at any point did Leslie Stahl or anyone she interviewed put this in larger context -- that allowing the free flow of third world people, the kind who are dumping trash in the river right near the border wall, you will get the same thing here. Being on our side of the wall will not automatically cause them to become caring environmentalists (see VDH's writing on how his new transitory neighbors trash up his part of CA).
Same goes for the border crossing business: these coyotes and their hordes of immigrants are trashing their way into the country, they are dumping trash, abusing wildlife and property as they travel.

No recognition of how you can't solve the toxic river flow until you address the toxic human trafficking flow.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 15, 2020 11:18 AM (bDqIh)

90 Bottom line: the manic infatuation with and pursuit of "green energy" is equally stupid and insane. Prager's video says it all.

Posted by: Ordinary American at September 15, 2020 11:18 AM (H8QX8)

91 Fill in the blanks:

Play _______ games, win ______ prizes.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Task Group Cluebat at September 15, 2020 11:18 AM (Rk6Cp)

92 82 And without his teeth, copcar boy will be even more popular with his friends IYKWIM.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at September 15, 2020 11:18 AM (C1Lsn)

93 In terms of environmentalism (and other things) I like to refer to the Law of Conservation which is that energy in an isolated system remains constant.

In other words TANSTAAFL. There are no shortcuts to energy or to waste. Tradeoffs abound everywhere. To pretend otherwise is to believe on magic, or to be a con artist.

Posted by: ... at September 15, 2020 11:18 AM (K+rMi)

94
What's Wrong with Wind and Solar?

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Without looking at anything else, bad energy density.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 15, 2020 11:18 AM (mht8P)

95 Someone built a dome house along the Columbia river in the Gorge. We got hit with strong winds and it was rolled off its foundation. It wasn't replaced with another dome.

Posted by: notsothoreau at September 15, 2020 11:18 AM (JKNZq)

96 Best ways to become casually numerate. Not a mathematician by any means, but at least competent with arithmetic:
1) Use cash
2) Estimate sales tax while you're shopping
3) Mentally calculate tips at restaurants
4) Pay your bills manually rather than automatically

Do those things, and you're probably ahead of most.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 15, 2020 11:19 AM (hYcqw)

97 The brain damaged children of Antifa seem to genuinely believe there will never be any pushback for anything they do.
Posted by: Northernlurker




That's because they're still dealing with government.

God forbid if they EVER have to deal with citizens.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 15, 2020 11:19 AM (3XqsM)

98

LaWanda Page and Jimmy Page. oh wait...no Who Dis today...

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 15, 2020 11:19 AM (MDw4p)

99 I think this is the third time I've had to go back and hit follow for PragerU on twatter - can't be an accident.

Posted by: jhawk90 at September 15, 2020 11:19 AM (qpdaD)

100 The only green solution is nuclear fusion. If we'd invested in that rather than throw untold billions, if not trillions down the wind and solar rabhithole, we'd probably have a working prototype by now.

Posted by: Cato, Dread Pirate in Training at September 15, 2020 11:19 AM (hgx/q)

101 Solar and wind are as reliable as good weather.

Posted by: Xipe Totec-MAGAfauna at September 15, 2020 11:19 AM (o2MD2)

102 The problem with Sesame Street is no cars.

Generations growing up thinking streets just had happy, furry muppets walking around in the middle of the road, consequence free.

I swear, it's like in Little Nicky when he's standing on the subway tracks and gets hit by a train.

"You were gone for one second, what happened?"
"I got hit by this big light, that was attached to a lot of metal!" "That's a train son. Don't stand in front of it."

Posted by: clutch cargo at September 15, 2020 11:19 AM (8B6Ng)

103 Posted by: Emmie at September 15, 2020 11:17 AM (4JM5Y)

Yes; It does have that tone, doesn't it?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 15, 2020 11:19 AM (WkPC9)

104 Was wondering this morning why buildings along the Golf Coast aren't built to be hurricane resistant; like buildings in Japan and California are built to be earthquake resistant.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at September 15, 2020 11:05 AM


They are.

Posted by: Cybersmythe at September 15, 2020 11:20 AM (qDSku)

105
What's Wrong with Wind and Solar?





It was a really bad cover band of Earth, Wind and Fire. The performances lacked energy.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 15, 2020 11:20 AM (MDw4p)

106 I claim this cop car for....


OWWWWWWWW OW OW OW OW

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 15, 2020 11:21 AM (wPVhA)

107 Steven Den Beste explained all this, very well, back in 2000. It impressed me because I'd never seen it analyzed that way.

Here is the link to BPS's Balancing Authority Load, where you can see how much of the energy is generated by various sources. It's a good link for explaining why solar and wind aren't enough.

https://tinyurl.com/y5o9gbcs

Posted by: notsothoreau at September 15, 2020 11:21 AM (JKNZq)

108 101 Solar and wind are as reliable as good weather.
Posted by: Xipe Totec-MAGAfauna at September 15, 2020 11:19 AM (o2MD2)


The West Coast can use biothermal energy for heating. Burning of biomass is pretty popular out there right now.

Posted by: Roy at September 15, 2020 11:21 AM (Ti+Tv)

109 The only green solution is nuclear fusion. If we'd invested in that rather than throw untold billions, if not trillions down the wind and solar rabhithole, we'd probably have a working prototype by now.
Posted by: Cato, Dread Pirate in Training at September 15, 2020 11:19 AM (hgx/q)


#TENYEARS

Posted by: DR.WTF at September 15, 2020 11:21 AM (AiZBA)

110 I don't see how a dome house prevents the massive drop in pressure. Thing becomes a giant airfoil.

Posted by: t-bird at September 15, 2020 11:21 AM (B2mhs)

111 Put your teeth back in, Spartacus.

Posted by: Archer at September 15, 2020 11:21 AM (gmo/4)

112 LaWanda Page and Jimmy Page. oh wait...no Who Dis today...
Posted by: TheQuietMan


One of these days OregonMuse will put them up and no one will guess correctly.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 15, 2020 11:21 AM (3XqsM)

113 The difference between the Titanic and California is that the Titanic wasn't on fire and had working electricity when it went under.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at September 15, 2020 11:21 AM (kA3Cp)

114 Never heard of the guy. Takes one look at his photos... yeah, I'm gonna assume his preference in minor children with whom to have sex is boys, rather than girls


He tried watching Cuties and threw up.
Posted by: garrett at September 15, 2020 11:16 AM (DpfxS)


He likes watching those Little Miss beauty pageants.

For the makeup tips.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 15, 2020 11:22 AM (hku12)

115 It turned colder, that's where it ends
So I told her I, prefer men.

Posted by: John Ravolta at September 15, 2020 11:22 AM (jbF6h)

116 Was wondering this morning why buildings along the Golf Coast aren't built to be hurricane resistant; like buildings in Japan and California are built to be earthquake resistant.

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There was the house in Mexico Beach that survived Michael almost untouched. The media loved that house. "Why didn't everyone build there house this well? Short answer, it was way overbuilt and cost more than it was worth.

Posted by: Chunk Hunger at September 15, 2020 11:22 AM (uhPTO)

117 Too much virtue signaling leads to brain damage

It is wrong that I've watched that video more than 15 times already an snorfled heartily each time?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Joe Biden killed my career at September 15, 2020 11:22 AM (HaL55)

118


Burn Antifa/BLM terrorists in the furnaces of industry.

Posted by: Bowel Movements Matter at September 15, 2020 11:22 AM (d6DSt)

119 You know, I went to the gas station this morning to get my lottery tickets, and they had a display rack of cheapo masks. Kinda ironic because nobody was wearing a mask. I have a funny feeling these will all be in the big warehouse with the Fidget Spinners, and investors will drive by every day, saying "I blew my money on this shit".

Posted by: bill in arkansas at September 15, 2020 11:23 AM (C1Lsn)

120 Crowds should be stayed the fcuk away from....unless you're trained military and you have overwhelming firepower.....and are willing.

Posted by: Eromero at September 15, 2020 11:23 AM (XhWtx)

121 Maximum life expectancy of a wind turbine, assuming proper maintenance and it not catching fire beforehand, is twenty years.

A coal plant? At least fifty years.

Talk about a bad ROI

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 15, 2020 11:23 AM (SIo1x)

122 The West Coast can use biothermal energy for heating. Burning of biomass is pretty popular out there right now.
Posted by: Roy at September 15, 2020 11:21 AM (Ti+Tv)

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It seemed like a good idea, but then the COVID corpses just never materialized for some reason.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 15, 2020 11:23 AM (wPVhA)

123 Thing Kamala Harris said yesterday:

"A Harris administration with Joe Biden as President..."

I am not making this up.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at September 15, 2020 11:23 AM (B+qrE)

124 I just hope that cop's Stovetop Stuffing was still warm when he got home.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 15, 2020 11:23 AM (jbF6h)

125 105
What's Wrong with Wind and Solar?

It was a really bad cover band of Earth, Wind and Fire. The performances lacked energy.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 15, 2020 11:20 AM (MDw4p)

After the Summer of Love, they never went anywhere.

Posted by: Roy at September 15, 2020 11:23 AM (Ti+Tv)

126 People have gone insane. A while back, I saw two women grocery shopping; they were wearing faces masks PLUS a face shield.

I almost went up to them and told them "if you're that afraid of getting a virus that 99% of the people who get it recover from, you should never leave the house."
Posted by: shibumi, living in Clown World at September 15, 2020 11:05 AM (1a0Ks)

There was a news article the other day that said we should wear an N95 with a ventilator for the wildfire smoke, and then ALSO wear a cloth mask for the Covid.

Posted by: Jordan61 at September 15, 2020 11:24 AM (Ez6QX)

127 Matter/Antimatter reactors, it's the only way to be sure.

Posted by: Archer at September 15, 2020 11:24 AM (gmo/4)

128 Personally, I think we are 50 years from fusion. The conditions for fusion are extreme. We can only get it to work for a fraction of a second, and the energy input is much larger than any output.

Posted by: Xipe Totec-MAGAfauna at September 15, 2020 11:24 AM (o2MD2)

129 The difference between the Titanic and California is that the Titanic wasn't on fire and had working electricity when it went under.
Posted by: Vashta Nerada at September 15, 2020 11:21 AM (kA3Cp)


And when the world heard about the massive loss of life, people were sad about those who died.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 15, 2020 11:24 AM (hku12)

130 I wonder what happened to rooftop doofus--concussion, broken teeth, broken jaw. That clearly hurt.

Posted by: Northernlurker, don't pay me no mind at September 15, 2020 11:24 AM (lgiXo)

131 Innumeracy is, I suspect, also deliberate. It makes figuring shit out a lot harder. Take this for example:
A major chunk of Breed's proposal - over $100 million in additional funding - would increase and support homeless services over two years, helping Breed meet her campaign goal of 1,000 new shelter beds by 2020.

If you just go glossy-eyed at math, you'll never stop to ask "why does each bed in a homeless shelter end up costing $100,000? Indeed, since that is just "helping" meet the goal, the implication is that each bed is *more* than $100k. Even for San Francisco, that seems completely unreasonable. How could it possibly be that expensive? Where the hell is the money going?"

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 15, 2020 11:24 AM (hYcqw)

132 There was the house in Mexico Beach that survived Michael almost
untouched. The media loved that house. "Why didn't everyone build there
house this well? Short answer, it was way overbuilt and cost more than
it was worth.
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The actual odds of a house on a coast getting a direct hurricane hit over a 25 year period are quite low. Overbuilding is not necessary for coastal enjoyment but does prevent many people from ever building because of the cost.

Posted by: SH at September 15, 2020 11:25 AM (sX1BW)

133 Burn Antifa/BLM terrorists in the furnaces of industry.

Most are so scrawny. Will they even be exothermic?

Posted by: t-bird at September 15, 2020 11:25 AM (3fR4G)

134 I just hope that cop's Stovetop Stuffing was still warm when he got home.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 15, 2020 11:23 AM (jbF6h)


Who makes stuffing on a stove anymore?

Microwave ovens, you Philistines.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 15, 2020 11:25 AM (hku12)

135 "19 People have gone insane. A while back, I saw two women grocery shopping; they were wearing faces masks PLUS a face shield.

I almost went up to them and told them "if you're that afraid of getting a virus that 99% of the people who get it recover from, you should never leave the house."

Posted by: shibumi, living in Clown World at September 15, 2020 11:05 AM (1a0Ks) "



I can top that; a few days ago I saw two young women walking across an empty parking lot in a state park to hike a trail, both wearing masks !
they gave (un-masked) me disapproving looks and did not return my "good morning !" greeting.

madness !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at September 15, 2020 11:25 AM (Oi/63)

136 Liberalism is not a lack of intelligence. It is a mental disease that manifests it's symptoms in acts of abject stupidity.
Posted by: Xipe Totec-MAGAfauna

Deadly sin of pride. We can control the climate. We can control the economy. We can create the New Soviet Man!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at September 15, 2020 11:25 AM (+y/Ru)

137 Punk monkey! The funky monkey!

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at September 15, 2020 11:25 AM (SSJSf)

138 There was a news article the other day that said we should wear an N95 with a ventilator for the wildfire smoke, and then ALSO wear a cloth mask for the Covid.
Posted by: Jordan61 at September 15, 2020 11:24 AM (Ez6QX)
++++++++++
Dafuq? Seriously? And the people who wrote that shit - and the people who though it up - get *paid?*

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 15, 2020 11:26 AM (hYcqw)

139 Willowed! Thanks bunches.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at September 15, 2020 11:26 AM (CcOog)

140 Maximum life expectancy of a wind turbine, assuming proper maintenance and it not catching fire beforehand, is twenty years.

A coal plant? At least fifty years.

Talk about a bad ROI





Posted by: Anna Puma at September 15, 2020 11:23 AM

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Plus the blades of a wind turbine are not recyclable.


They send them to a special dump in Wyoming.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at September 15, 2020 11:26 AM (JUOKG)

141 CA has quite the scam going now, all new homes have to have X amount of solar panels. Gee, I wonder who's getting kickbacks on that? And most of the normal installs are barely enough to run an appliance or two.

Every time we looked into it, there was no way it could 1) pay for itself over the course of a 30 year mortgage and 2) last that long. Windmills have already proven to be mostly useless, and the battery investment to make them worthwhile (on a ranch) is also far too costly and certainly not green.

Now, CA does it just to do it. We're ahead of the rest of the world! Yes, yes we are. Normally most of the world doesn't want to return to pre-industrial living.

Posted by: clutch cargo at September 15, 2020 11:26 AM (8B6Ng)

142 If everybody had riot
Across the U.S.A.
Then every soiboi'd be surfin'
Like Anti-Fa-Ay
You'd see 'em jumpin on cop cars
Rollin over the hood
Wipin out on asphalt
Surfin' Anti-Fa-Ay

Posted by: vmom 2020 - The Translations of Marcus Aurelius at September 15, 2020 11:26 AM (nUhF0)

143 Innumeracy is, I suspect, also deliberate. It makes figuring shit out a lot harder. Take this for example:
A major chunk of Breed's proposal - over $100 million in additional funding - would increase and support homeless services over two years, helping Breed meet her campaign goal of 1,000 new shelter beds by 2020.

If you just go glossy-eyed at math, you'll never stop to ask "why does each bed in a homeless shelter end up costing $100,000? Indeed, since that is just "helping" meet the goal, the implication is that each bed is *more* than $100k. Even for San Francisco, that seems completely unreasonable. How could it possibly be that expensive? Where the hell is the money going?"
Posted by: Joe Mannix


You could buy a couple of 100 room Motel 6's for less.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 15, 2020 11:26 AM (3XqsM)

144 133 Burn Antifa/BLM terrorists in the furnaces of industry.

Most are so scrawny. Will they even be exothermic?
Posted by: t-bird at September 15, 2020 11:25 AM (3fR4G)

The outer casing of patchouli and congealed stank should be good for at least a few BTUs.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 15, 2020 11:26 AM (/EuRN)

145 Personally, I think we are 50 years from fusion.

We better be. Otherwise, everything will be buried under corroding solar panels.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at September 15, 2020 11:27 AM (B+qrE)

146 I saw a guy walking around a parking lot--at least 50 yards away from any other person--talking on his phone while wearing a face mask.
I thought he was special.

Posted by: Northernlurker, don't pay me no mind at September 15, 2020 11:27 AM (lgiXo)

147 How could it possibly be that expensive? Where the hell is the money going?"
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 15, 2020 11:24 AM (hYcqw)

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High thread count sheets.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 15, 2020 11:27 AM (wPVhA)

148 The money is going to all the agencies that were developed to care for the homeless. After all, this isn't that hard. Set up a tent city, like they did for Anitfa in Portland. Stop wasting your time building apartments for them.

Posted by: notsothoreau at September 15, 2020 11:27 AM (JKNZq)

149
I don't see how a dome house prevents the massive drop in pressure. Thing becomes a giant airfoil.


Not to the extent that a flat roof does. I'm pretty sure that the forces present in the Bernoulli Effect (that makes a beach ball spin in the air in a vacuum cleaner's exhaust) are less than that of an airplane wing.

After Hurricane Andrew, Florida redid the state's building codes to do things like reduce overhangs and tie roof frames to the walls which were tied to the floor. That helped but nature is always trying to kill us and will usually win.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Joe Biden killed my career at September 15, 2020 11:27 AM (HaL55)

150 39 Spoke with a Californian classmate last semester who complained that Trump's appointee (can't recall the name right now, but would recognize it if I heard it) was forcing California to cause pollution. I wish I were quicker and more composed, because I would have liked her to explain how California was being "forced" to destroy their own environment just because national restrictions were lifted. Nobody was forcing California to become more polluting just because everyone was allowed to relax a bit.
Posted by: Emmie at September 15, 2020 11:09 AM (4JM5Y)

You shoulda explained to her the difference between a federal government and a unitary government, and which one the United States has.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at September 15, 2020 11:28 AM (SSJSf)

151 Plus the blades of a wind turbine are not recyclable.

They send them to a special dump in Wyoming.

Posted by: Mr. Scott



Just wait'll that fucker blows a seal. The oil dump makes the Exxon Valdez look puny.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 15, 2020 11:28 AM (3XqsM)

152 I saw a guy walking around a parking lot--at least
50 yards away from any other person--talking on his phone while wearing a
face mask.

I thought he was special.


Posted by: Northernlurker, don't pay me no mind at September 15, 2020 11:27 AM

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Saw a guy in the Kroger parking lot the other day standing under a tree 50+ foot away from anyone else wearing a mask talking on his phone.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at September 15, 2020 11:28 AM (JUOKG)

153 The only green solution is nuclear fusion. If we'd invested in that rather than throw untold billions, if not trillions down the wind and solar rabhithole, we'd probably have a working prototype by now.
Posted by: Cato, Dread Pirate in Training at September 15, 2020


*
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Indeed. If we hadn't invested trillions in a welfare state starting in the mid-'60s, but had exploited space and done the necessary research, we might have fusion by now. We might well have more efficient solar power (collectors in space getting sun all the time and beaming it back here), a Luna City that would be a going concern, and a colony on Mars, plus mining/research stations on moons of Jupiter.

But noooo, our so-called leaders listened to people whining "All that money to bring back a few rocks!" and "Nuclear power is catastrophe!"

I recall a graffito from when I was in college:

"LET ALL YE ANTI-NUKES FREEZE IN THE DARK."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 15, 2020 11:29 AM (rpbg1)

154 I'm liking this Steve Inman dude. I could listen to his play-by-play all day long.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 15, 2020 11:29 AM (axyOa)

155 The money is going to all the agencies that were developed to care for the homeless. After all, this isn't that hard. Set up a tent city, like they did for Anitfa in Portland. Stop wasting your time building apartments for them.
Posted by: notsothoreau at September 15, 2020 11:27 AM (JKNZq)
++++++++++++
Of course it is. The point isn't that there is a single surprise here. The point is that if you never do the math - or can't do the math, even to the point of taking a simple average - you'll never even know enough to ask the questions. This is why the ruling class adores innumeracy - and the same reason that ruling classes of yesteryear were pretty happy with illiteracy.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 15, 2020 11:29 AM (hYcqw)

156 I saw a guy walking around a parking lot--at least
50 yards away from any other person--talking on his phone while wearing a
face mask.

I thought he was special.

Posted by: Northernlurker, don't pay me no mind at September 15, 2020 11:27 AM (lgiXo)

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I see people running, biking, or just walking alone all the time with face diapers on. People are very stupid, leftists are almost all stupid.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at September 15, 2020 11:29 AM (pw+jk)

157 There was a news article the other day that said we should wear an N95 with a ventilator for the wildfire smoke, and then ALSO wear a cloth mask for the Covid.
Posted by: Jordan61 at September 15, 2020 11:24 AM (Ez6QX)

And die from asphyxiation.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at September 15, 2020 11:29 AM (wKVno)

158 Talk about a bad ROI
Posted by: Anna Puma

Small price to pay for environmental justice.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at September 15, 2020 11:29 AM (+y/Ru)

159 Posted by: shibumi, living in Clown World at September 15, 2020 11:05 AM (1a0Ks)

There was a news article the other day that said we should wear an N95 with a ventilator for the wildfire smoke, and then ALSO wear a cloth mask for the Covid.
Posted by: Jordan61 at September 15, 2020 11:24 AM (Ez6QX)


I purchased an iron lung, so I can grocery shop.

Don't order one on Amazon though, they are not shipping right now, as all theirs were made by Uighurs in Chi Nah.

You want to order one from the Ohio Iron Works company, out of Des Moines.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 15, 2020 11:29 AM (hku12)

160 Saw a guy in the Kroger parking lot the other day standing under a tree 50+ foot away from anyone else wearing a mask talking on his phone.
Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at September 15, 2020


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It's gotten so we close schools if anyone *thinks* he saw a *possibly* rabid squirrel in a lot 2 miles away.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 15, 2020 11:29 AM (rpbg1)

161 118 Burn Antifa/BLM terrorists in the furnaces of industry.

Ugly bags of mostly water, poor fuel, but isn't LA also in need of water?

Posted by: These fish sticks are hard as tits at September 15, 2020 11:30 AM (3AD8C)

162 People have gone insane. A while back, I saw two women grocery shopping; they were wearing faces masks PLUS a face shield.

I almost went up to them and told them "if you're that afraid of getting a virus that 99% of the people who get it recover from, you should never leave the house."
Posted by: shibumi, living in Clown World at September 15, 2020 11:05 AM (1a0Ks)

There was a news article the other day that said we should wear an N95 with a ventilator for the wildfire smoke, and then ALSO wear a cloth mask for the Covid.
Posted by: Jordan61 at September 15, 2020 11:24 AM (Ez6QX)
the CDC admitted in a tweet that a cloth mask will not help against smoke in the fire areas. smoke particles are larger than covid in vapor droplets.

figure that one out...

Posted by: SturmToddler at September 15, 2020 11:30 AM (8D42x)

163
The only green solution is nuclear fusion. If we'd invested in that
rather than throw untold billions, if not trillions down the wind and
solar rabhithole, we'd probably have a working prototype by now.

Posted by: Cato, Dread Pirate in Training at September 15, 2020

It worked for Doc Brown

Posted by: Archer at September 15, 2020 11:30 AM (gmo/4)

164 I see people out on trails in the middle of nowhere in the Rocky Mountains wearing masks.

Makes me sick. These people didn't deserve the freedoms they used to have.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 15, 2020 11:30 AM (jbF6h)

165 I see people running, biking, or just walking alone all the time with face diapers on. People are very stupid, leftists are almost all stupid.
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at September 15, 2020 11:29 AM (pw+jk)

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Alone in the car is the one that kills me. WTAF???

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 15, 2020 11:30 AM (wPVhA)

166 I haven't worn the stupid face mask in over a month. So far, nobody has said shit to me.

Posted by: Xipe Totec-MAGAfauna at September 15, 2020 11:30 AM (o2MD2)

167 Who makes stuffing on a stove anymore?

Microwave ovens, you Philistines.
Posted by: BurtTC at September 15, 2020 11:25 AM (hku12)
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My wife made a marvelous wild rice and cranberry stuffing the other day, to go with the pork roast we cooked.

Used a real oven and everything.

That was some goods eats.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at September 15, 2020 11:30 AM (WEBkv)

168 I can top that; a few days ago I saw two young women walking across an empty parking lot in a state park to hike a trail, both wearing masks !
they gave (un-masked) me disapproving looks and did not return my "good morning !" greeting.

madness !
Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at September 15, 2020 11:25 AM (Oi/63)


This is incredibly common here in CA. I see the mask/shield/latex glove thing out on walking trails. They've bought into the scare hook line and sinker. Then again, they're the ones that vote for all this to begin with.

Keep us safe governor Newsom!

Posted by: clutch cargo at September 15, 2020 11:30 AM (8B6Ng)

169 I saw a guy walking around a parking lot--at least 50 yards away from any other person--talking on his phone while wearing a face mask.
I thought he was special.


Someone called those who wear masks, when alone, 'maskurbators'.

Posted by: t-bird at September 15, 2020 11:31 AM (8eSmR)

170 Every time we looked into it, there was no way it could 1) pay for
itself over the course of a 30 year mortgage and 2) last that long.
Windmills have already proven to be mostly useless, and the battery
investment to make them worthwhile (on a ranch) is also far too costly
and certainly not green.


If any of that "green" tech actually made sense, we'd already be doing it.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Joe Biden killed my career at September 15, 2020 11:31 AM (HaL55)

171 I saw a guy walking around a parking lot--at least 50 yards away from any other person--talking on his phone while wearing a face mask.
I thought he was special.
Posted by: Northernlurker, don't pay me no mind at September 15, 2020


*
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I'm the only person I see now in Dollar Tree or the grocery without a mask. Idiots.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 15, 2020 11:31 AM (rpbg1)

172 Monolithic Dome building institute:

www.monolithic.org/

There's one located in Italy, Texas just south of DFW.
Posted by: rickb223 at September 15, 2020 11:10 AM (3XqsM)

rickb223, that is not a dome house. That is where Capt. Kirk is hiding the Enterprise while doing his time traveling!

Posted by: tbodie at September 15, 2020 11:31 AM (0jR9T)

173


Seriously, what's the deal with Stove Top Stuffing?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 15, 2020 11:31 AM (s2VJv)

174 Dafuq? Seriously? And the people who wrote that shit - and the people who though it up - get *paid?*
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 15, 2020 11:26 AM (hYcqw)

Seriously.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yy6wq6wy

Posted by: Jordan61 at September 15, 2020 11:31 AM (Ez6QX)

175 151 Plus the blades of a wind turbine are not recyclable.

They send them to a special dump in Wyoming.

Posted by: Mr. Scott



Just wait'll that fucker blows a seal. The oil dump makes the Exxon Valdez look puny.
Posted by: rickb223 at September 15, 2020 11:28 AM (3XqsM)

It's just ice cream.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at September 15, 2020 11:31 AM (NWiLs)

176 Maybe we could all be really safe by wearing plastic bags over our heads.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 15, 2020 11:31 AM (wPVhA)

177 164 I see people out on trails in the middle of nowhere in the Rocky Mountains wearing masks.

Makes me sick. These people didn't deserve the freedoms they used to have.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 15, 2020 11:30 AM (jbF6h)

Freedom to virtue signal like asshoes?

Posted by: CN at September 15, 2020 11:31 AM (ONvIw)

178 Someone called those who wear masks, when alone, 'maskurbators'.
Posted by: t-bird at September 15, 2020 11:31 AM (8eSmR)

Good one! I call them maskholes.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 15, 2020 11:31 AM (jbF6h)

179 Deadly sin of pride. We can control the climate. We can control the economy. We can create the New Soviet Man!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at September 15, 2020 11:25 AM (+y/Ru)

Been saying that for a while. Under all of the belief about what perfection the government will create, once given absolute power, is a belief that they will be part of it. No socialist ever imagines themselves as the proletarian, they all see themselves as a department head in a corner office in some government ministry, in line to be the next Dear Leader.

It's pride.

Posted by: Cato, Dread Pirate in Training at September 15, 2020 11:31 AM (hgx/q)

180 172 Monolithic Dome building institute:

www.monolithic.org/

There's one located in Italy, Texas just south of DFW.
Posted by: rickb223 at September 15, 2020 11:10 AM (3XqsM)

rickb223, that is not a dome house. That is where Capt. Kirk is hiding the Enterprise while doing his time traveling!
Posted by: tbodie at September 15, 2020 11:31 AM (0jR9T)


I like them but it'll be a bitch to hang art on the walls.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 15, 2020 11:32 AM (s2VJv)

181 complained that Trump's appointee (can't recall the name right now

-
Snidely Whiplash?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at September 15, 2020 11:32 AM (+y/Ru)

182 *Munkey*

Posted by: In before the troll at September 15, 2020 11:32 AM (F0Iqf)

183 Too bad that cop didn't back up for second hit on that antifa punk,.
If I had pulled a stunt like that on a cop when I was a kids they would have stopped the, beat the shit out of me, dragged my to jail in handcuff and called my mother who would have told them to beat me some more.

Posted by: Ripley at September 15, 2020 11:32 AM (MxEKc)

184 rickb223, that is not a dome house. That is where Capt. Kirk is hiding the Enterprise while doing his time traveling!
Posted by: tbodie


*snort

Posted by: rickb223 at September 15, 2020 11:32 AM (3XqsM)

185 If any of that "green" tech actually made sense, we'd already be doing it.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Joe Biden killed my career at September 15, 2020 11:31 AM (HaL55)
+++++++++++
If any of it made sense, it wouldn't require subsidies.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 15, 2020 11:33 AM (hYcqw)

186 The video uses the right tone. It takes up the right issues. It understands that the self-proclaimed "science," "global warming" generation is the most scientifically illiterate youth in history and brainwashed by movies.

Posted by: Gilded Age II at September 15, 2020 11:33 AM (BRkq2)

187 I love seeing the people who wear face shields only and think they're totally protected from the dreaded covid virus. That virus isn't going to go under the shield, stupid virus.

Posted by: Megthered at September 15, 2020 11:33 AM (SM/op)

188 This is incredibly common here in CA. I see the mask/shield/latex glove thing out on walking trails. They've bought into the scare hook line and sinker. Then again, they're the ones that vote for all this to begin with.

Keep us safe governor Newsom!
Posted by: clutch cargo at September 15, 2020 11:30 AM (8B6Ng)
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Hey, here where I live, Bakersfield, the gal who cuts my hair moved to a new salon. I was able to walk in, no mask, get my hair washed, etc.

No signs in the door saying, "face covering required, etc."

I asked, and my gal said the owner basically decided she preferred to remain in business.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at September 15, 2020 11:33 AM (WEBkv)

189 Who makes stuffing on a stove anymore?

Microwave ovens, you Philistines.
Posted by: BurtTC at September 15, 2020 11:25 AM (hku12)
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My wife made a marvelous wild rice and cranberry stuffing the other day, to go with the pork roast we cooked.

Used a real oven and everything.

That was some goods eats.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at September 15, 2020 11:30 AM (WEBkv)


Hmmm, perhaps I'm doing it wrong. My wife tames our rice.

And I don't have a wife.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 15, 2020 11:34 AM (hku12)

190 I don't see how a dome house prevents the massive drop in pressure. Thing becomes a giant airfoil.

Real dome houses have never been tried.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at September 15, 2020 11:34 AM (Vzqe+)

191 Somebody posted this on an earlier thread. It's Jim Cavaziel (sp?)talking with Mike Huckabee about his new project which deals with Christian suffering and faith. It's about a 7:00 minute video. Cavaziel says-the church as a whole has sold out. Very few churches have gone against State edicts and he says the practice of faith in Christian fellowship is important right.

I never saw "The Passion Of The Christ" but I have to say Mr. Cavaziel is a good looking man. I feel comfortable saying that about the actor than I would saying it about Christ.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C05FOq9wHMw

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 15, 2020 11:34 AM (WkPC9)

192 Fusion has been just 10 years away for 50 years now

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at September 15, 2020 11:34 AM (ROLxQ)

193 >>It's gotten so we close schools if anyone *thinks* he saw a *possibly* rabid squirrel in a lot 2 miles away.


On local news this a.m. was a story about a HS that was closed because a few kids had parties over the weekend.

As **punishment**.

No breakouts, no one dying, just making sure the kids understand that they can't disobey the rules.

How is it that people who don't understand kids are making these decisions? They've been locked in at home for months, in-person classes finally started last week, they could finally see their friends -- of course there were parties. Also: the risk that any of them will have serious reaction to COVId is practically zero.

I am hating 2020.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 15, 2020 11:34 AM (bDqIh)

194 You shoulda explained to her the difference between a federal government and a unitary government, and which one the United States has.
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at September 15, 2020 11:28 AM (SSJSf)


Like I said, I wish I were quicker and more composed.

Posted by: Emmie at September 15, 2020 11:35 AM (4JM5Y)

195 With protests in Portland suspended for the moment, due to all the smoke in Portland, a couple of women (including one who calls herself "social justice barbie" on Twitter), posted pictures on Twitter showing them cosplaying treating gunshot wounds.

The typical level of training of an Antifa "medic", in other words.

I don't think the civil war is going to work out quite how they think.

"Social justice barbie" is being prosecuted on Federal felony charges, so she may be safely tucked away in prison before the shooting starts.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at September 15, 2020 11:35 AM (I2/tG)

196 191-Important "right now"

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 15, 2020 11:35 AM (WkPC9)

197 187 I love seeing the people who wear face shields only and think they're totally protected from the dreaded covid virus. That virus isn't going to go under the shield, stupid virus.
Posted by: Megthered at September 15, 2020 11:33 AM (SM/op)

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I'd wear one as a big FU to those who require masks to enter a store. "I'm wearing a mask, okay? Leave me alone."

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 15, 2020 11:35 AM (wPVhA)

198 84 In fact, most members of my congregation have told me that it's their kids or grandkids who want them to wear masks and they do simply not to rock the boat which I respect..
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 15, 2020 11:13 AM (WkPC9)

My concern is the whole "not allowed to buy or sell" or otherwise engage in commerce. It's like a dress rehearsal for the mark of the Beast.
Posted by: Emmie at September 15, 2020 11:17 AM (4JM5Y)


For all intents and purposes, it is the mark of the beast. Fen should know better.

Posted by: Justsayin' at September 15, 2020 11:35 AM (Fs5vw)

199
WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

THUNK!

** POPS UP **

"No brain, no pain!"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 15, 2020 11:35 AM (pNxlR)

200 Real dome houses have never been tried.

[Wickiups have entered the chatroom]

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 15, 2020 11:35 AM (jbF6h)

201 I haven't gotten over yesterdays shocking news about Andrew Gillum and his bisexualness.

Posted by: Omnec Onec at September 15, 2020 11:35 AM (yL/bu)

202 Real dome houses have never been tried.
Posted by: Laughing in Texas at September 15, 2020 11:34 AM (Vzqe+)

Yes they have and they suck, but all I can build.

Posted by: Effin beaver at September 15, 2020 11:35 AM (o2MD2)

203 127
Matter/Antimatter reactors, it's the only way to be sure.

sure. and with a strong enough magnetic field, you can force the virtual particles that are always popping out of the quantum foam to separate before they collide, meaning you can mine your matter and antimatter from the vacuum.

Posted by: Anachronda at September 15, 2020 11:36 AM (sGtp+)

204 Seriously.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yy6wq6wy
Posted by: Jordan61 at September 15, 2020 11:31 AM (Ez6QX)
+++++++++++
Unreal.

And this is a real gem:
Even though a mask may help stop the spread of COVID-19, they don't all protect you from wildfire smoke.

Cloth face coverings and surgical masks used to slow the spread of COVID-19 won't filter out wildfire smoke particles, said Dr. Anh Nguyen, a senior medical director for the urgent care clinics at Providence.


If they're not filtering smoke, they're probably not doing anything for the 'Rona, either (and yes, I know a water droplet is likely larger than a smoke particle, but ...).

So the scheme here is use an N95 with a valve to protect against smoke, but the valve means there's no exhalation filtering (which is the point of a mask to stop the spread), so you'd better wear a cloth mask, too, to make sure you don't spread your cooties unfiltered.

Our press needs to be destroyed.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 15, 2020 11:36 AM (hYcqw)

205 I love seeing the people who wear face shields only and think they're totally protected from the dreaded covid virus. That virus isn't going to go under the shield, stupid virus.
Posted by: Megthered at September 15, 2020 11:33 AM (SM/op)


No, see the problem is, while viruses have wings, they can fly everywhere, but their eyes are positioned on their heads so they can't look up.

The face shield to them is like a permanent wall. With no beginning and no end.

They're not very smart, you know. Viruses.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 15, 2020 11:36 AM (hku12)

206 I want to live in a yurt. I'd eat yogurt in my yurt.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 15, 2020 11:36 AM (jbF6h)

207 The cop with the punk on the roof should have just started driving, slow enough where the asshoe could hang on, and fast enough where he wouldn't let go. Call for officer in need of assistance at "the secret location" and have a chat.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at September 15, 2020 11:36 AM (C1Lsn)

208 Posted by: Justsayin' at September 15, 2020 11:35 AM (Fs5vw)

Please don't tell me what I know or don't know about my faith.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 15, 2020 11:37 AM (WkPC9)

209 >>In fact, most members of my congregation have told me that it's their kids or grandkids who want them to wear masks and they do simply not to rock the boat which I respect..


Do they feed them cake and ice cream for breakfast?

Who cares what a kid wants?

Posted by: garrett at September 15, 2020 11:37 AM (3Vj7f)

210 I like when people are on the path around a pond in my neighborhood, and they pull their masks up and turn their backs to me when I pass by. Tremble before me peasants!

Posted by: no good deed at September 15, 2020 11:37 AM (MmFTx)

211 My concern is the whole "not allowed to buy or sell" or otherwise engage
in commerce. It's like a dress rehearsal for the mark of the Beast.

Posted by: Emmie at September 15, 2020 11:17 AM (4JM5Y)





For all intents and purposes, it is the mark of the beast.



No way.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at September 15, 2020 11:37 AM (Bk0np)

212 Been saying that for a while. Under all of the belief about what
perfection the government will create, once given absolute power, is a
belief that they will be part of it. No socialist ever imagines
themselves as the proletarian, they all see themselves as a department
head in a corner office in some government ministry, in line to be the
next Dear Leader.




That's why the progs are so enthusiastic about "empowerment." They want power over everyone.
You're quite correct that it's all ego. Those who seek control over the rest of us are out of control themselves. Their lives are typically a hot mess.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Joe Biden killed my career at September 15, 2020 11:37 AM (HaL55)

213 Morn'n all...

Posted by: It's me donna at September 15, 2020 11:37 AM (Zmnko)

214 >>Someone called those who wear masks, when alone, 'maskurbators'.



LOL

Also saw calling mask requirements a "face ban."

Posted by: Lizzy at September 15, 2020 11:37 AM (bDqIh)

215 Microwave ovens, you Philistines.

You can't bake cornbread in a microwave, Yankee.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at September 15, 2020 11:37 AM (B+qrE)

216 I asked, and my gal said the owner basically decided she preferred to remain in business.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at September 15, 2020 11:33 AM (WEBkv)


Hmmm. I've been wearing a mask at my favorite businesses so that they don't get shut down by the health department. Maybe I'm doing it wrong.

Posted by: Emmie at September 15, 2020 11:38 AM (4JM5Y)

217 187
I love seeing the people who wear face shields only and think they're
totally protected from the dreaded covid virus. That virus isn't going
to go under the shield, stupid virus.


well, to be fair, they work as well as your average mask.

Posted by: Anachronda at September 15, 2020 11:38 AM (sGtp+)

218 They're not very smart, you know. Viruses.
Posted by: BurtTC at September 15, 2020 11:36 AM (hku12)


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You can't expect too much from them. They're nine lousy proteins.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 15, 2020 11:38 AM (wPVhA)

219 I can top that; a few days ago I saw two young women walking across an empty parking lot in a state park to hike a trail, both wearing masks !
they gave (un-masked) me disapproving looks and did not return my "good morning !" greeting.

madness !
Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at September 15, 2020


*
*

My writing group people are talking about maybe meeting again this month or next. I'm going to tell them, "I'm not wearing a mask, indoors or out. And you should be protesting it every single day."

Our leader is a Trumper, but his sister had the WuFlu and was very sick, so he's probably been brainwashed. Member No. 2 is the lefty, so I know there's no hope there. No. 3 is an otherwise sensible older lady who has already stated, "I don't mind wearing a mask."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 15, 2020 11:38 AM (rpbg1)

220 Yes, disposal of all those solar panels when their useful life is over will be a bitch. Lots of nasty stuff to dispose of when they die in 10-30 years, and as always, California will lead the way.https://www.cfact.org/2019/09/15/the-solar-panel-toxic-waste-problem/

Posted by: jim at September 15, 2020 11:38 AM (ynpvh)

221 Maximum life expectancy of a wind turbine, assuming proper maintenance and it not catching fire beforehand, is twenty years.

A coal plant? At least fifty years.

Talk about a bad ROI





Posted by: Anna Puma at September 15, 2020 11:23 AM

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Plus the blades of a wind turbine are not recyclable.


They send them to a special dump in Wyoming.



Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS)


***

I hate those things with the heat of a thousand suns. Ugly, ruinous, killer of aerial wildlife, and inefficient. Driving over to Eastern Washington State, you see hundreds of acres of them. Beautiful rolling ancient lands ruined by them.
Horrible.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 15, 2020 11:38 AM (axyOa)

222 Just clicked on the sidebar piece about Cuties support at Reason magazine, and I see where ChemJeff landed. As our President would say, "Sad.'

Posted by: Rusty Nail at September 15, 2020 11:38 AM (I99aF)

223
I see people out on trails in the middle of nowhere in the Rocky Mountains wearing masks.


Tell them that wearing masks scares away Grizzly Bears ... then direct them to the closest location at which said bears have been sighted.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 15, 2020 11:39 AM (pNxlR)

224 206
I want to live in a yurt. I'd eat yogurt in my yurt.

and do yoga?

Posted by: Anachronda at September 15, 2020 11:39 AM (sGtp+)

225 "they gave (un-masked) me disapproving looks and did not return my "good morning !" greeting."

I find I cannot do the customary hiker's exchange of pleasantries with maskholes. I shun them.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 15, 2020 11:39 AM (jbF6h)

226 Another Portland protestor, who boasts that she has been arrested thirteen times in the last couple of years at protests, both here and in Canada, whined that the last time she was arrested at a Portland riot, she missed her dental appointment at the VA.

In her words,

Normaly the process time is 2-4 hours these assholes push it to 12 or more with out giving us a cell.

The level of entitlement among Portland rioters is so high that they now whine if they aren't released immediately.

Where are the Federal charges against this person?

Posted by: The ARC of History! at September 15, 2020 11:40 AM (I2/tG)

227 I'd wear one as a big FU to those who require masks to enter a store. "I'm wearing a mask, okay? Leave me alone."
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 15, 2020 11:35 AM (wPVhA)

That's exactly why I wear one.

Posted by: Jordan61 at September 15, 2020 11:40 AM (Ez6QX)

228 How many people you think are wearing a mask alone, inside their own home?

Posted by: josephistan at September 15, 2020 11:40 AM (Izzlo)

229 224 206
I want to live in a yurt. I'd eat yogurt in my yurt.

and do yoga?

Yep, then onto my yacht.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 15, 2020 11:40 AM (jbF6h)

230 Hmmm. I've been wearing a mask at my favorite businesses so that they don't get shut down by the health department. Maybe I'm doing it wrong.
Posted by: Emmie at September 15, 2020


*
*

If I see a cop or some kind of guard outside, I'll put the damned thing on long enough to get past them, then I take it off. Nobody says anything, including the checkout staff -- or, tellingly, the guards as I exit.

More often than not now, there are no guards, and I walk right in with my naked face showing.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 15, 2020 11:40 AM (rpbg1)

231 I love watching ewetube vids of burning wind turbines. Most entertaining. They seem to burn up a lot, and they burn spectacularly with shrapnel!

Posted by: Xipe Totec-MAGAfauna at September 15, 2020 11:40 AM (o2MD2)

232 Real dome houses have never been tried.

[Wickiups have entered the chatroom]
Posted by: Guy Smiley



Yo bitchez!

Posted by: Yurts at September 15, 2020 11:40 AM (3XqsM)

233 Hmmm. I've been wearing a mask at my favorite businesses so that they don't get shut down by the health department. Maybe I'm doing it wrong.
Posted by: Emmie at September 15, 2020 11:38 AM (4JM5Y)
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I think the business owner make the calculation: Continue on with mask mandate, go broke, go out of business.

Ignore the regulation, continue on, business as usual, and, if the health department shuts them down, well, same result as option A.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at September 15, 2020 11:41 AM (WEBkv)

234 I had a very weird experience at a local Walgreen's on Sunday. In CO, the governor dictator has mandated masks and the business - not the individual - is punished if you don't wear one. I was wearing mine down around my chin. I was in a long line to check out behind a middle-aged woman without a mask and in front of an older woman who was wearing one.

Out of the blue, the older woman said "And now the long lines at the store. They're doing everything they can to turn this place into the Soviet Union. The masks, the lockdown, all of it is a damned hoax. They're destroying my country. This is total bullshit. It's all political bullshit and it has to stop. When do you think it will stop?"

Then the conversation got underway. In line at a Walgreens in the Denver metro. I hope it is a trend.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 15, 2020 11:41 AM (hYcqw)

235 Real dome houses have never been tried.




I seem to recall a NatLamp geekout joke that was a Buckminister Fuller-type blueprint drawing of peoples' dangly bits. The two veg were geodesic domes complete with sperm return fittings.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Joe Biden killed my career at September 15, 2020 11:42 AM (HaL55)

236 Turns out the most resilient shape for a structure in hurricane-land is a dome.

I sort of fancy the idea of southern Mississippi and Alabama decked out in sci-fi looking dome houses.
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at September 15, 2020 11:05 AM (BeYX

I remember seeing rural homes in SW Louisiana that were built on stilts, so that flooding would not destroy them. Most hurricanes, the worst damage is from the resultant flooding.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 15, 2020 11:42 AM (xnN2v)

237 187 I love seeing the people who wear face shields only and think they're totally protected from the dreaded covid virus. That virus isn't going to go under the shield, stupid virus.
Posted by: Megthered at September 15, 2020 11:33 AM (SM/op)


There is another reason. It technically counts as a face covering so that you can go about your business and be able to breathe a bit better than through a mask.

I wear a shield when covering is mandatory for this reason. I'm not doing it for "safety" but because it's a little less restrictive. Still gets hot and muggy under there, though.

Posted by: Emmie at September 15, 2020 11:42 AM (4JM5Y)

238 Copcar Boy is going to wind up in the next installment of Hitler's Pencil of Doom, isn't he?

"Jump on a cruiser? DOWN he goes!!"

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at September 15, 2020 11:42 AM (dfRN6)

239
There was a news article the other day that said we should wear an
N95 with a ventilator for the wildfire smoke, and then ALSO wear a cloth
mask for the Covid.

Why go for half measures. A plastic bag will keep out those things, as well as oxidants.

Posted by: pep at September 15, 2020 11:42 AM (v16oJ)

240 You know that I have noticed that the more windmills and solar cells we put up, the more fires we have.

Coincidence? No I do not think so. The science is settled, windmills and solar cause more fires... but only on the west coast.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at September 15, 2020 11:42 AM (pw+jk)

241 I hate those things with the heat of a thousand suns. Ugly, ruinous, killer of aerial wildlife, and inefficient. Driving over to Eastern Washington State, you see hundreds of acres of them. Beautiful rolling ancient lands ruined by them.
Horrible.
Posted by: Diogenes at September 15, 2020 11:38 AM (axyOa)
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Yup.

And, power companies let them rot when the windmills become obsolete, because it's too costly to tear them down.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at September 15, 2020 11:43 AM (WEBkv)

242 If I see a cop or some kind of guard outside, I'll put the damned thing on long enough to get past them, then I take it off. Nobody says anything, including the checkout staff -- or, tellingly, the guards as I exit.

More often than not now, there are no guards, and I walk right in with my naked face showing.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius



It was officially over when grocery stores quit detailing a person to disinfect returned shopping carts. Money talks and bullshit walks.

That employee was costing the store money.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 15, 2020 11:43 AM (3XqsM)

243 >>I seem to recall a NatLamp geekout joke that was a Buckminister Fuller-type blueprint drawing of peoples' dangly bits.


These are balls.
When you see them this close, they always look like Landscapes.

But these are balls.

Posted by: Barry Zuckerkorn at September 15, 2020 11:43 AM (q8fGT)

244 ICYMI from JJ's MR links:

"Anthony Fauci is always the harbinger of additional suffering to be inflicted by state and local governments. Count on governors parroting the new expectation."
Fauci Spills The Beans: A Vaccine Won't End Chinese COVID-19 Restrictions


The only way this shit stops is if We the People stop it.

And that absolutely includes knocking off the rationalizations for stupid mask wearing.

- Aww , grandma's scared!!

- Hey , those people in WalMart stink and have diseases anyway!!
- Wearing a mask from the door to the damn table in a restaurant is TOTALLY reasonable

- Wearing a mask to school everyday is a completely non-psychotic way to educate and raise children.
- It's all the "new Normal".
- I'm scared to exercise my rights as an American.
- I wear a Trump 2020 mask. THAT'LL SHOW 'EM.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at September 15, 2020 11:43 AM (Bk0np)

245 Posted by: Justsayin' at September 15, 2020 11:35 AM (Fs5vw)

Please don't tell me what I know or don't know about my faith.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 15, 2020 11:37 AM (WkPC9)


Flame War!!

Posted by: BurtTC at September 15, 2020 11:43 AM (hku12)

246 There is another reason. It technically counts as a face covering so that you can go about your business and be able to breathe a bit better than through a mask.

I wear a shield when covering is mandatory for this reason. I'm not doing it for "safety" but because it's a little less restrictive. Still gets hot and muggy under there, though.


this is exactly why I prefer shields. they "count" here in PA as a face covering, my glasses don't fog and my lungs don't burn.

IDC about the dying, vestigial virus anymore (haven't for a while now). it's over but of course we can't be let to know that.

Posted by: BlackOrchid_j9HX3 at September 15, 2020 11:44 AM (j9HX3)

247 Guys, if you lose all your teeth when you head hits the pavement my bag of bactine and snoopy band aids ain't gonna help. Quit trying to ride the bull.
I'm a outta work barista not a Dr!

Posted by: Medic at September 15, 2020 11:44 AM (9NndL)

248 Every time we looked into it, there was no way it could 1) pay for

itself over the course of a 30 year mortgage and 2) last that long.

Windmills have already proven to be mostly useless, and the battery

investment to make them worthwhile (on a ranch) is also far too costly

and certainly not green.

If any of that "green" tech actually made sense, we'd already be doing it.





Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Joe Biden killed my career at September 15, 2020 11:31 AM

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Some time back there was a company called Solar City going around New England selling solar systems for houses. Not sure if they are still doing that anymore because all of the Federal subsidies have expired. Yo uhad to sign a 20 year lease and if you sold your house the new buyer had to agree to take over the contract.

The scam was you paid solar city for the electricity that your system generated which they claimed was almost always less that what your regular electric bill was. If the system generated more than your house needed they sold the excess to the power company.



There was no upfront cost to the homeowner but solar city was getting big $$$$ from the Fed and some States to install these things.


One of the things you had to do was put a new roof on your house before they would come in and install the solar system. If you wanted to have power during blackouts you had to buy the battery storage package for around $8,000 IIRC.

tesla bought them out and slashed their workforce by about 25%.


They have been investigated by numerous states and nearly every Federal organization that deals with fraud.


Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at September 15, 2020 11:44 AM (JUOKG)

249 Tell them that wearing masks scares away Grizzly Bears ... then direct
them to the closest location at which said bears have been sighted.


Make sure they have pepper spray and those little tinkly bells, too.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Joe Biden killed my career at September 15, 2020 11:44 AM (HaL55)

250 Microwave ovens, you Philistines.
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You can't bake cornbread in a microwave, Yankee.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at September 15, 2020 11:37 AM (B+qrE)


Cornbread is neither corn, nor bread.

Discuss.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 15, 2020 11:45 AM (hku12)

251 Greetings:

The last propaganda piece from PG&E that I read said that 29% of Cali's power comes from "renewables". I've only gotten one potential shut off phone call so far this month. I'm still serving my deportation several soviets south of Frisco.

Posted by: 11B40 at September 15, 2020 11:45 AM (evgyj)

252 It's gotten so we close schools if anyone *thinks* he saw a *possibly* rabid squirrel in a lot 2 miles away.


On local news this a.m. was a story about a HS that was closed because a few kids had parties over the weekend.

As **punishment**.

No breakouts, no one dying, just making sure the kids understand that they can't disobey the rules.

How is it that people who don't understand kids are making these decisions? They've been locked in at home for months, in-person classes finally started last week, they could finally see their friends -- of course there were parties. Also: the risk that any of them will have serious reaction to COVId is practically zero.

I am hating 2020.
Posted by: Lizzy at September 15, 2020 11:34 AM (bDqIh)

Jane, I'm sure 90% of the kids are 'crushed' that school is closed... even money every time school opens up they organize parties to ensure that they get through this year with no school? and they know they'll get social promotion because holding them back would just be unfair...

Posted by: SturmToddler at September 15, 2020 11:45 AM (8D42x)

253 Geodesic dome houses were ugly and impractical. Vile things that were built here in the 80s are gone

Posted by: CN at September 15, 2020 11:45 AM (ONvIw)

254 They're not very smart, you know. Viruses.
Posted by: BurtTC at September 15, 2020 11:36 AM (hku12)


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You can't expect too much from them. They're nine lousy proteins.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 15, 2020 11:38 AM (wPVhA)


Eight more than vegans.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 15, 2020 11:45 AM (hku12)

255 what do you call 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 yurts?


A yottayurt.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 15, 2020 11:45 AM (/EuRN)

256 244
ICYMI from JJ's MR links:

"Anthony Fauci is always the
harbinger of additional suffering to be inflicted by state and local
governments. Count on governors parroting the new expectation."
Fauci Spills The Beans: A Vaccine Won't End Chinese COVID-19 Restrictions
Fauci is psychotic.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at September 15, 2020 11:46 AM (9NndL)

257
I want to live in a yurt. I'd eat yogurt in my yurt.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 15, 2020 11:36 AM (jbF6h)


In Montana and I would raise rabbits...

Posted by: Archer at September 15, 2020 11:46 AM (gmo/4)

258 I remember seeing rural homes in SW Louisiana that were built on stilts, so that flooding would not destroy them. Most hurricanes, the worst damage is from the resultant flooding.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


Initial tidal surge.
Then black mold from no electricity/no AC & humidity.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 15, 2020 11:46 AM (3XqsM)

259 It was officially over when grocery stores quit
detailing a person to disinfect returned shopping carts. Money talks and
bullshit walks.



That employee was costing the store money.


Posted by: rickb223 at September 15, 2020 11:43 AM

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Sam's in Sherman is still doing that. Everyone else quit and half the time I can't even find a wipe at Walmart to do my own cart. They let that thing run out all of the time.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at September 15, 2020 11:46 AM (JUOKG)

260 There's been quite a bit of discussion lately about the Libertarian website (?) "Reason," which I've never visited.

I'll share this observation about Libertarianism, though, fwiw: the ones with boots on the ground who actually run for public office all seem to be LOONS. I don't think they read much political theory!

To the extent there is a common thread among actual Libertarian candidates, it seems to me to be: "A machinegun in every pot!" That's pretty much it.

And don't forget, "Trump is weak on the Second Amendment!" There's a lot of that chatter.

Posted by: mnw at September 15, 2020 11:46 AM (Cssks)

261 258 I remember seeing rural homes in SW Louisiana that were built on stilts, so that flooding would not destroy them. Most hurricanes, the worst damage is from the resultant flooding.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


Initial tidal surge.
Then black mold from no electricity/no AC & humidity.
Posted by: rickb223 at September 15, 2020 11:46 AM (3XqsM)

Black Mold Matters

Posted by: josephistan at September 15, 2020 11:46 AM (Izzlo)

262 when the pavement hits your eye
and your teeth start to fly
that's stovetop stuffing time

Posted by: x at September 15, 2020 11:47 AM (nFwvY)

263 Geodesic dome houses were ugly and impractical. Vile things that were built here in the 80s are gone
Posted by: CN


You know what lasts?

Caves.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 15, 2020 11:47 AM (3XqsM)

264 >>Sam's in Sherman is still doing that. Everyone else quit and half the time I can't even find a wipe at Walmart to do my own cart. They let that thing run out all of the time.


When that happens I go straight to the aisle with wipes and use one of those.

Posted by: garrett at September 15, 2020 11:47 AM (q8fGT)

265 There is ONE thing on the positive side of the ledger with masks. You know those people who tend to spit a bit when they talk? And they insist on talking directly in your face? And if you shift to avoid their spray, they move right in front of you again?

The mask blocks their spray.

Posted by: Emmie at September 15, 2020 11:47 AM (4JM5Y)

266 38 Did consulting for SoCalEdison in the 90s. Was told that 8 million people had moved into the state since they added any converntional generating power. Instead, they buy electiricty at two to three times what they could generate if for from the Pacific Northwest generation. Leftism is based on feelings and naivete raised to the Nth power. The fires are a direct result of stupid thinking turned into orthodoxy.
Posted by: iandeal at September 15, 2020 11:09 AM (vgGyZ)

Not only not adding power generation, they're *subtracting* it in the form of ripping down dams from the incredible hydroelectric system built in the early 20th century so Central Valley and costal range rivers and streams can revert to their Salmon Run pre-18th century past.

Posted by: Marcus Gravey at September 15, 2020 11:47 AM (GlmxK)

267 It was officially over when grocery stores quit detailing a person to disinfect returned shopping carts. Money talks and bullshit walks.

That employee was costing the store money.
Posted by: rickb223 at September 15, 2020 11:43 AM (3XqsM)

We still have them here.

Posted by: Jordan61 at September 15, 2020 11:48 AM (Ez6QX)

268 This cartoon might be apropos to this edition of the Morning Rant.

https://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/2020/09/14

Posted by: Numbuh Two, 2x4 Technology Operative at September 15, 2020 11:48 AM (YWBlw)

269 Microwave ovens, you Philistines.
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You can't bake cornbread in a microwave, Yankee.
Posted by: Circa


Cast iron in a microwave = bad juju

Posted by: rickb223 at September 15, 2020 11:48 AM (3XqsM)

270 Some time back there was a company called Solar City going around New England selling solar systems for houses. Not sure if they are still doing that anymore because all of the Federal subsidies have expired. Yo uhad to sign a 20 year lease and if you sold your house the new buyer had to agree to take over the contract.

The scam was you paid solar city for the electricity that your system generated which they claimed was almost always less that what your regular electric bill was. If the system generated more than your house needed they sold the excess to the power company.



There was no upfront cost to the homeowner but solar city was getting big $$$$ from the Fed and some States to install these things.


One of the things you had to do was put a new roof on your house before they would come in and install the solar system. If you wanted to have power during blackouts you had to buy the battery storage package for around $8,000 IIRC.

tesla bought them out and slashed their workforce by about 25%.


They have been investigated by numerous states and nearly every Federal organization that deals with fraud.


Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at September 15, 2020 11:44 AM (JUOKG)

is now Tesla

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 15, 2020 11:48 AM (JFO2v)

271 Matter/Antimatter reactors, it's the only way to be sure.

sure. and with a strong enough magnetic field, you can force the virtual particles that are always popping out of the quantum foam to separate before they collide, meaning you can mine your matter and antimatter from the vacuum.
Posted by: Anachrond

That will just make space fabric suck more than it already does.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at September 15, 2020 11:48 AM (pB6Gt)

272 Yeesh I hope I didn't blow the margins.

Posted by: Numbuh Two, 2x4 Technology Operative at September 15, 2020 11:48 AM (YWBlw)

273 Every day on the radio, an outfit called End Family Fire lectures me that 8 children are killed by unsecured firearms. I'd like to see their math.

Posted by: Oh Long Johnson at September 15, 2020 11:49 AM (FF0dF)

274 244
ICYMI from JJ's MR links:

"Anthony Fauci is always the
harbinger of additional suffering to be inflicted by state and local
governments. Count on governors parroting the new expectation."
Fauci Spills The Beans: A Vaccine Won't End Chinese COVID-19 Restrictions

It's like he doesn't even know what he is doing......or maybe he does. He needs to go now. He's drunk on his fame and power.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at September 15, 2020 11:49 AM (9NndL)

275 I saw a guy in Wally World Market yesterday with a Guy Fawkes mask on. I snorfled.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Joe Biden killed my career at September 15, 2020 11:49 AM (HaL55)

276 Solar Power was a Ponzi scheme.

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 15, 2020 11:49 AM (JFO2v)

277 Once you go Dome, you'll never go home.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 15, 2020 11:49 AM (axyOa)

278 >>Not only not adding power generation, they're *subtracting* it in the form of ripping down dams from the incredible hydroelectric system built in the early 20th century so Central Valley and costal range rivers and streams can revert to their Salmon Run pre-18th century past.


So the Indians can gill net and snag them and sell them out of the back of Federally Subsidized Pickup Trucks.

Because, Treaties.

Posted by: garrett at September 15, 2020 11:49 AM (q8fGT)

279 Not only not adding power generation, they're *subtracting* it in the form of ripping down dams from the incredible hydroelectric system built in the early 20th century so Central Valley and costal range rivers and streams can revert to their Salmon Run pre-18th century past.
Posted by: Marcus Gravey at September 15, 2020 11:47 AM (GlmxK)
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I'm all for dams being ripped out..providing desalination and power generation plants are built to replace them.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at September 15, 2020 11:49 AM (WEBkv)

280 I'm going to setup a GoFundMe account so I can get enough cash to buy an old pickup truck or SUV just to plow through Antifa/BLM "protesters" and livestream each encounter on my YouTube channel.

I want to be an "influencer."

* Disclaimer follows *

Posted by: Martini Farmer at September 15, 2020 11:50 AM (3H9h1)

281 Twice a week I take my trusted furry companion to doggy daycare. The daycare suggests but doesn't mandate masks. And I oblige by not wearing one. Literally, I bring my dog in on a leash, unhook her where she goes downstairs to play and I leave. At most there are 5 people in the storefront when I'm there. And I'm the only one not with a mask and getting all the stares. I am anxiously awaiting for a "karen" to open her yap.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at September 15, 2020 11:50 AM (N39Ws)

282 258 I remember seeing rural homes in SW Louisiana that were built on stilts, so that flooding would not destroy them. Most hurricanes, the worst damage is from the resultant flooding.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

When you tour the grand old Louisiana plantation homes of the 19th century, you find that the first living floor was actually what we think of as the 2nd floor - also the reason for grand staircase entry's in front, and a wrap around porch. Ground floor was just pillars and a dirt floor where animals were kept. A well built plantation house near the Mississippi could withstand 6 or 7 feet of water with almost no damage at all.

Point being, all of this is stuff people have known for hundreds of years.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 15, 2020 11:50 AM (Kpl3J)

283 269
Microwave ovens, you Philistines.

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You can't bake cornbread in a microwave, Yankee.

Posted by: Circa





Cast iron in a microwave = bad juju


that's why i always buy my cast iron pots from china. they're made out of melamine.

Posted by: Anachronda at September 15, 2020 11:50 AM (sGtp+)

284 Listening to "Dune" audio book.

Paul is 15? WTF?

He's 25 in the damn movie which i have seen 20 times easy. I feel misled and used.

Posted by: nip at September 15, 2020 11:50 AM (yoqcZ)

285 There is ONE thing on the positive side of the
ledger with masks. You know those people who tend to spit a bit when
they talk? And they insist on talking directly in your face? And if
you shift to avoid their spray, they move right in front of you again?



The mask blocks their spray.

Posted by: Emmie at September 15, 2020 11:47 AM (4JM5Y)
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Sorry. Only blocks about 35%, at most, of the spray.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at September 15, 2020 11:50 AM (pw+jk)

286 Talked to a friend of mine the other day who's an ER director. There were points when his hospital was getting hit pretty hard with Sino Sinus Syphilis cases. I asked about the demographics, specifically college-age cases and he related that they had only had one college-age case that they had admitted to the hospital for the Beijing Breath Bug: a 22yo who had had a heart transplant as a child, was pasty white (no sun exposure, vitamin D deficient), and severely asthmatic in a home full of smokers.

Posted by: Bert G at September 15, 2020 11:50 AM (OMsf+)

287 224 206
I want to live in a yurt. I'd eat yogurt in my yurt.
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and do yoga?
Posted by: Anachronda at September 15, 2020 11:39 AM (sGtp+)


Whilst watching Yu-Gi-Oh.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 15, 2020 11:50 AM (hku12)

288 You know what lasts?

Caves.
Posted by: rickb223 at September 15, 2020 11:47 AM (3XqsM)

Maybe caves don't have the leaky roof and window issues associated with those mold old domes?

Posted by: CN at September 15, 2020 11:50 AM (ONvIw)

289 >>I'm all for dams being ripped out..


You know that reservoirs lift the water table, right?

Removing them will result in many homes losing their wells.

Posted by: garrett at September 15, 2020 11:51 AM (q8fGT)

290 274
244

ICYMI from JJ's MR links:

"Anthony Fauci is always the

harbinger of additional suffering to be inflicted by state and local

governments. Count on governors parroting the new expectation."
Fauci Spills The Beans: A Vaccine Won't End Chinese COVID-19 Restrictions

It's like he doesn't even know what he is doing......or maybe he does. He needs to go now. He's drunk on his fame and power.


Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at September 15, 2020 11:49 AM (9NndL)

He knows EXACTLY what he is doing.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at September 15, 2020 11:51 AM (N39Ws)

291 Some of these home solar companies demand that they replace your roofing first for warranty, I even saw one that was offering their fence building service too

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at September 15, 2020 11:51 AM (ROLxQ)

292 My location does not have any requirement from the State government. No requirements from the Health Department.

Local restaurants and stores ( that I used to frequent) are simply doing this because they can.

Yeah, yeah lawyer lawyer "liability" blah fucking blah.

It's all an excuse to continue LARPing the nondemic for as long as possible.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at September 15, 2020 11:51 AM (Bk0np)

293 289 >>I'm all for dams being ripped out..


You know that reservoirs lift the water table, right?

Removing them will result in many homes losing their wells.
Posted by: garrett at September 15, 2020 11:51 AM (q8fGT)

They've got insurance.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 15, 2020 11:51 AM (/EuRN)

294 I have two masks I keep in the car, both cheapo disposables in case I absolutely have to wear one. I took the Sharpie to one and it says "sic semper tyrannus". The other one, embellished with the Sharpie says " Doesn't work, says so on the box".

Posted by: bill in arkansas at September 15, 2020 11:51 AM (C1Lsn)

295 sure. and with a strong enough magnetic field, you can force the virtual particles that are always popping out of the quantum foam to separate before they collide, meaning you can mine your matter and antimatter from the vacuum.
Posted by: Anachronda at September 15, 2020 11:36 AM (sGtp+)

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Damn. If only I hadn't put all my money into Nikola I could have invested in this amazing new technology.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 15, 2020 11:52 AM (wPVhA)

296 My dad used to tell stories of pooling money to buy a cheap old car with his buddies, then destroy said car over the weekend.


I have never done this.

Posted by: nip at September 15, 2020 11:52 AM (yoqcZ)

297 276
Solar Power was a Ponzi scheme.

was?

Posted by: Anachronda at September 15, 2020 11:52 AM (sGtp+)

298 IDC about the dying, vestigial virus anymore (haven't for a while now). it's over but of course we can't be let to know that.
Posted by: BlackOrchid_j9HX3 at September 15, 2020 11:44 AM (j9HX3)


Yeah, in March and April before we knew very much about the threat level, I didn't mind respecting other people's risk tolerance. Now I just want to shake them and urge them to stop living in fear.

Posted by: Emmie at September 15, 2020 11:52 AM (4JM5Y)

299 And that absolutely includes knocking off the rationalizations for stupid mask wearing.

- Aww , grandma's scared!!




You want me to wear a mask to protect your health.

Do you want me to jog for you to help you lose weight?

Posted by: rickb223 at September 15, 2020 11:52 AM (3XqsM)

300 heh. You're not supposed to microwave melamine either.

Which I found out after microwaving it many times. Apparently a few minutes is OK.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 15, 2020 11:53 AM (jbF6h)

301 You can't bake cornbread in a microwave, Yankee.

Posted by: Circa

Cast iron in a microwave = bad juju
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that's why i always buy my cast iron pots from china. they're made out of melamine.
Posted by: Anachronda at September 15, 2020 11:50 AM (sGtp+)


No more Chi Nah cast iron melanin pots. They were made by Uighur slaves.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 15, 2020 11:53 AM (hku12)

302 Jim Cramer just called Malig-Nancy "Crazy Nancy" to her face.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at September 15, 2020 11:54 AM (+y/Ru)

303 You know that reservoirs lift the water table, right?

Removing them will result in many homes losing their wells.
Posted by: garrett at September 15, 2020 11:51 AM (q8fGT)
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Where I live, I know the aquifer suffers due to the river being damned. The riverbed is mostly sand, and water flowing down the river replenishes the aquifer.

But, overall, I was not aware that dams helped water tables. I always assume a flowing river helped water tables along the riverbed.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at September 15, 2020 11:54 AM (WEBkv)

304 >>> I saw a guy in Wally World Market yesterday with a Guy Fawkes mask on. I snorfled.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Joe Biden killed my career at September 15, 2020 11:49 AM (HaL55)

=====

Millennial working out on the treadmill the other day was wearing a Jason mask.

Posted by: Chin music at September 15, 2020 11:54 AM (69XrE)

305 Apparently a few minutes is OK.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 15, 2020 11:53 AM (jbF6h)


That's what SHE said.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 15, 2020 11:54 AM (hku12)

306 You want me to wear a mask to protect your health.



Do you want me to jog for you to help you lose weight?

Posted by: rickb223


It's sick.

Huge swaths of America are suffering from severe Stockholm Syndrome.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at September 15, 2020 11:54 AM (Bk0np)

307 A dome house sounds cool, but how would you lay out the inside?

Dumbest fucking things ever. Almost no useful interior space.
Posted by: garrett at September 15, 2020


*
*

The Companion and I did all right. Of course she never came inside until she was human.

Posted by: Zephraim Cochrane at September 15, 2020 11:54 AM (rpbg1)

308 No socialist ever imagines themselves as the proletarian, they all see
themselves as a department head in a corner office in some government
ministry, in line to be the next Dear Leader.

Or being a tenured professor of chemistry working for the collective rights of the workers, Moslems and illegals!

Posted by: andycanuck at September 15, 2020 11:55 AM (an7Mv)

309 The High School sororities where I grew up pooled money and bought cheap old junk convertables to send the pledges through the car wash with the top down.

Dazed & Confused - I lived it.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 15, 2020 11:55 AM (jbF6h)

310 Every day on the radio, an outfit called End Family Fire lectures me that 8 children are killed by unsecured firearms. I'd like to see their math.
Posted by: Oh Long Johnson


Children 26 yrs old are still on their parent's insurance. Could be they're Chicago and B'more gang bangers.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 15, 2020 11:55 AM (3XqsM)

311 I'm still on my original paper mask. I bought 3 but number one is still the champ. I probably don't even put it on or take it off correctly.

Posted by: x at September 15, 2020 11:55 AM (nFwvY)

312 >>Where I live, I know the aquifer suffers due to the river being damned. The riverbed is mostly sand, and water flowing down the river replenishes the aquifer.

But, overall, I was not aware that dams helped water tables. I always assume a flowing river helped water tables along the riverbed.



All impoundments as well as rivers and irrigation canals / dithes pull the aquifer up.

Posted by: garrett at September 15, 2020 11:55 AM (q8fGT)

313 Video of Cramer v. Crazy Nancy.

https://bit.ly/2RrbVrV

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at September 15, 2020 11:55 AM (+y/Ru)

314 Millennial working out on the treadmill the other day was wearing a Jason mask.
Posted by: Chin music at September 15, 2020 11:54 AM (69XrE)



Are you sure it wasn't just a hockey mask?

Posted by: Buzzion at September 15, 2020 11:55 AM (2fGCR)

315 The High School sororities where I grew up pooled money and bought cheap old junk convertables to send the pledges through the car wash with the top down.

Dazed & Confused - I lived it.
Posted by: Guy Smiley


Not an issue until they got to the hot wax!

Posted by: rickb223 at September 15, 2020 11:56 AM (3XqsM)

316 Sigh.

I see I now have a "river of the damned" thing going on.

Dammed if I do, dammed if I don't.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at September 15, 2020 11:56 AM (WEBkv)

317 Dome house in Hillsboro CA

https://tinyurl.com/ybsuvhdl

Posted by: atttila the reliable at September 15, 2020 11:56 AM (w7KSn)

318 It's like he doesn't even know what he is doing......or maybe he does. He needs to go now. He's drunk on his fame and power.


Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at September 15, 2020 11:49 AM (9NndL)

He knows EXACTLY what he is doing.
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at September 15, 2020 11:51 AM (N39Ws)


Fauci is an errand boy for the Gates and WHO and the rest of Globalism Inc.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 15, 2020 11:56 AM (hku12)

319
Sam's in Sherman is still doing that. Everyone else quit and half the time I can't even find a wipe at Walmart to do my own cart. They let that thing run out all of the time.
Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at September 15, 2020 11:46 AM (JUOKG)


Oh, you poor thing. I guess you'll just die.

Posted by: Justsayin' at September 15, 2020 11:56 AM (Fs5vw)

320 263
You know what lasts?



Caves.


not certain that would work out here in big earthquake country.

Posted by: Anachronda at September 15, 2020 11:56 AM (sGtp+)

321 Tucker Carlson, fly fishing in NYC.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1305701525239595008

Posted by: Braenyard at September 15, 2020 11:56 AM (9rYNN)

322 Without looking at anything else, bad energy density.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 15, 2020 11:18 AM (mht8P)

Mostly that it's not dispatchable. The time of greatest availability rarely coincides with the time of greatest demand.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 15, 2020 11:57 AM (xnN2v)

323 The water table is at the same height as the surface water at the edge of the shore and falls off the further you get from the surface water body. Depends on the head loss through the soil too.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at September 15, 2020 11:57 AM (aOdFB)

324 Not an issue until they got to the hot wax!
Posted by: rickb223 at September 15, 2020 11:56 AM (3XqsM)

Hah! Used to be big entertainment, we'd all go watch the pledges get soaked. Girls in wet t-shirts, wah wah wah!

The frats were different. You got "beat in" on "Hell Night" and that was done in the dark woods.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 15, 2020 11:57 AM (jbF6h)

325 Sorry. Only blocks about 35%, at most, of the spray.
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at September 15, 2020 11:50 AM (pw+jk)


Blocks about 35% of the germs.

I have yet to feel any spray from a masked person. Spit droplets tend to be caught or deflected by a face covering.

Posted by: Emmie at September 15, 2020 11:57 AM (4JM5Y)

326 >> Tucker Carlson, fly fishing in NYC.


You can catch Brown Trout, right on the Street!

Posted by: garrett at September 15, 2020 11:57 AM (q8fGT)

327 Solar Power was a Ponzi scheme.
Posted by: rhennigantx at September 15, 2020 11:49 AM (JFO2v)

Hey! What's wrong with that?

Posted by: Social Security at September 15, 2020 11:57 AM (Z+IKu)

328 Dome houses on the Gulf Coast sounds cool. But people who live there, and insist on living there despite the frequent storms and flooding, would never think ahead that far. If they did, they wouldn't come back after a disaster like Katrina.

As for tunnels, maybe you could have those inland in MS and AL, but you'd be flooded if you tried that in SE LA.

Posted by: Zephraim Cochrane at September 15, 2020 11:57 AM (rpbg1)

329 I'm still on my original paper mask. I bought 3 but number one is still the champ. I probably don't even put it on or take it off correctly.
Posted by: x


I bought one with a filter pouch and exhaust valve.
I gutted it. You can see daylight and read a newspaper thru the valve. Still legal and counts as a face covering.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 15, 2020 11:57 AM (3XqsM)

330 more antivax from the Progs

Cal Cunningham, the Democrat running for Senate in North Carolina, said he would be "hesitant" to take a COVID-19 vaccine approved by the FDA, citing "underlying political and financial influences"

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 15, 2020 11:58 AM (JFO2v)

331 I'm all for dams being ripped out..


===
Then you are not too smart.
Dams and the power generation associated with them is the only effective solar power that we have.
Also dams prevent dangerous flooding.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at September 15, 2020 11:58 AM (pw+jk)

332
The mask blocks their spray.

Posted by: Emmie at September 15, 2020 11:47 AM (4JM5Y)

Challenge accepted

Posted by: peter North at September 15, 2020 11:58 AM (Izzlo)

333 >>> Are you sure it wasn't just a hockey mask?
Posted by: Buzzion at September 15, 2020 11:55 AM (2fGCR)

=====

Are they not the same thing?

Posted by: Chin music at September 15, 2020 11:58 AM (69XrE)

334 My 3 year old goes to swim lessons at one of those indoor kiddie type places.

Masks are worn by parents as they sit in distanced chairs and watch their little bundles of joy through big glass windows.

On Sat morn I really wanted to drink my coffee so I brought it in, sat down, took off my mask, and drank my coffee.

About half of the people also took off their masks.

Everyone is looking for a way out. Or at least half.

Posted by: MJ at September 15, 2020 11:58 AM (gAMkn)

335 Millennial working out on the treadmill the other day was wearing a Jason mask.
Posted by: Chin music at September 15, 2020 11:54 AM (69XrE)

Are you sure it wasn't just a hockey mask?
Posted by: Buzzion at September 15, 2020 11:55 AM (2fGCR)


Wasn't holding a hockey stick.

Machete.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 15, 2020 11:58 AM (hku12)

336 77
The brain damaged children of Antifa seem to genuinely believe there will never be any pushback for anything they do.
Black Lives Matter activists in Lancaster are all skittish and afraid of
getting arrested because they just learned that bail is being set at 1
million dollars. Lancaster is not Portland.

Posted by: SMOD at September 15, 2020 11:58 AM (3aI0K)

337
All impoundments as well as rivers and irrigation canals / dithes pull the aquifer up.
Posted by: garrett at September 15, 2020 11:55 AM (q8fGT)
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Speaking of irrigation ditches, our local city sued the owner of an irrigation canal, because the owners decided to line the canal with concrete so as to reduce losses. The city had placed pumps near the canal for water and, when the canal was lined, they lost that water.

The city lost the suit. It was rather comical, I thought.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at September 15, 2020 11:59 AM (WEBkv)

338 327
Solar Power was a Ponzi scheme.

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 15, 2020 11:49 AM (JFO2v)



Hey! What's wrong with that?

Posted by: Social Security at September 15, 2020 11:57 AM (Z+IKu)
Yeah, what's the problem?

Posted by: Amway Uplevel Marketer at September 15, 2020 11:59 AM (N39Ws)

339 Highschool sororities??? Were there houses full of hot highschool chicks near campus?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at September 15, 2020 11:59 AM (ROLxQ)

340 The difference between the Titanic and California is that the Titanic wasn't on fire and had working electricity when it went under.
Posted by: Vashta Nerada at September 15, 2020 11:21 AM (kA3Cp)

Heh.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 15, 2020 12:00 PM (xnN2v)

341 Dams and the power generation associated with them is the only effective solar power that we have.
Also dams prevent dangerous flooding.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at September 15, 2020 11:58 AM (pw+jk)
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And you're not smart enough to read everything I wrote. I said, providing desalination and power plants replace that which is removed.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at September 15, 2020 12:00 PM (WEBkv)

342 >>I'm sure 90% of the kids are 'crushed' that school is closed... even money every time school opens up they organize parties to ensure that they get through this year with no school? and they know they'll get social promotion because holding them back would just be unfair...



Under normal circumstances, yeah.
However, based on my own kid as well as nieces, nephews, etc.. the kids want to return to school, return to normal -- they know how much they've missed in the last 6 mos, especially the one's who graduated HS in June. Zoom parties just don't cut it.

The classes will happen regardless, but the social interaction and fun won't if they go back to online classes only.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 15, 2020 12:00 PM (bDqIh)

343 334
My 3 year old goes to swim lessons at one of those indoor kiddie type places.



Masks are worn by parents as they sit in distanced chairs and watch their little bundles of joy through big glass windows.



On Sat morn I really wanted to drink my coffee so I brought it in, sat down, took off my mask, and drank my coffee.



About half of the people also took off their masks.



Everyone is looking for a way out. Or at least half.

Posted by: MJ at September 15, 2020 11:58 AM (gAMkn)
I'm waiting to be in a crowded room with everyone wearing masks so I can throw mine off and shout "Alright! Masks off NOW!"

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at September 15, 2020 12:00 PM (N39Ws)

344 Blue Lives Matter kid football players get suspended at 9/11 Memorial Game...

https://twitter.com/DavidWinterTV/status/
1305621995678244864

Posted by: andycanuck at September 15, 2020 12:00 PM (an7Mv)

345 Posted by: shibumi, living in Clown World at September 15, 2020 11:05 AM (1a0Ks)


You need scuba tanks with a Nitrous Oxide assist, for the grumpiness.

Posted by: Roland THTG at September 15, 2020 12:01 PM (88+cf)

346 >>> To the extent there is a common thread among actual Libertarian candidates, it seems to me to be: "A machinegun in every pot!" That's pretty much it.
Posted by: mnw at September 15, 2020 11:46 AM (Cssks)

Strike the first four words from your quoted sentence.

Posted by: banana Dream at September 15, 2020 12:01 PM (LTOdV)

347 If any of that "green" tech actually made sense, we'd already be doing it.

...and they'd be protesting against it.

Posted by: t-bird at September 15, 2020 12:01 PM (WLHrn)

348 On Sat morn I really wanted to drink my coffee so I brought it in, sat down, took off my mask, and drank my coffee.

About half of the people also took off their masks.


--

I am seeing the same thing. Noncompliance among us is inspiring others.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at September 15, 2020 12:01 PM (kA3Cp)

349 Are you sure it wasn't just a hockey mask?
Posted by: Buzzion at September 15, 2020 11:55 AM (2fGCR)

=====

Are they not the same thing?
Posted by: Chin music at September 15, 2020 11:58 AM (69XrE)


Tell that to all the murdered sexy coeds.

But you can't, cuz they're dead.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 15, 2020 12:01 PM (hku12)

350 I have yet to feel any spray from a masked person. Spit droplets tend to be caught or deflected by a face covering.
Posted by: Emmie at September 15, 2020 11:57 AM (4JM5Y)


I can't remember the last time I felt spray from an unmasked person. The vast majority of people are not Gary Oldman in Friends.

https://youtu.be/0ISJS4gSBh0

Posted by: Buzzion at September 15, 2020 12:02 PM (G2zl5)

351 Back in the 80's, there were high school sororities in my area. It was more of a social club for the Moms than for the girls, but it existed.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at September 15, 2020 12:02 PM (I99aF)

352 Crazy Nancy is a talking mannequin. Just look at this short video, her face is totally botoxed frozen. And then she just starts ranting, insanely. Is she even still alive?
https://tinyurl.com/y66dvuf3

Posted by: Huck Follywood at September 15, 2020 12:02 PM (gtNWf)

353 It's sick.

Huge swaths of America are suffering from severe Stockholm Syndrome.


Some group of somebodys decided that we had to become a feminized society. That meant that the individual was trained (read "programmed") to always trust another person's opinion and judgement instead of their own common sense. That's OK for children who haven't yet developed an inner sense of right and wrong, but is wholly unsuited for adults.


Someone else always has the answer, never you The Individual. Hence the need to run to the courts (the Super-Mommy) for any disagreements as opposed to settling it through personal negotiation.

WASTF unless this changes back to some semblance of normal.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Joe Biden killed my career at September 15, 2020 12:02 PM (HaL55)

354 The Titanic was actually on fire when it sunk. They had a coal fire that started in port. It burned the entire voyage. It helped take it to the bottom.

Posted by: nip at September 15, 2020 12:03 PM (yoqcZ)

355 C-SPAN imminently:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y2q836rw

President Trump and first lady Melania participate in an Abraham Accord signing between the Israel and the United Arab Emirates.

Posted by: m at September 15, 2020 12:04 PM (XvwBl)

356 343
I'm waiting to be in a crowded room with everyone wearing masks so I can throw mine off and shout "Alright! Masks off NOW!"

you'll need a boombox so you can play bow-chicka-wow music as you slowly and seductively demask in public.

Posted by: Anachronda at September 15, 2020 12:04 PM (sGtp+)

357 Plus the blades of a wind turbine are not recyclable.


They send them to a special dump in Wyoming.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at September 15, 2020 11:26 AM (JUOKG)

They are composite material, which is mostly plastic resin. If you cut them into little pieces, you could burn them in a coal plant.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 15, 2020 12:04 PM (xnN2v)

358 Buy your solar panels now ... only 300+ years of coal and oil left.


I'm shy about investing in these "rigged" markets, but our currency is also rigged, and I don't plan to buy more farm ground. I bought a tiny Exxon position in the Big Dip but sold it for a couple bucks profit ... it back down around $37 now, with like 9% dividend. I will probably buy a slightly larger position.


Problem is, the fed reserve is "buying the market" -- not stocks now, that we know of, but lots of other debt which props up markets ... trillions going on the fed balance sheet (propping up zombies). I'd think maybe big oil with some profits would continue to be a decent risk, compared to currency risk at least.


Governments ARE involved in our markets, but that flow of money (done "correctly") does indeed stimulate economic "activity". We are moving into MMT, so to infinity and beyond with BigGov excess, and we maybe find out how far they can stretch things ... the rich will keep getting richer, and trying to buy total control. Need some prosecutions to slow them a little.

Posted by: illiniwek at September 15, 2020 12:05 PM (Cus5s)

359 The Titanic was actually on fire when it sunk. They had a coal fire that started in port. It burned the entire voyage. It helped take it to the bottom.

Posted by: nip at September 15, 2020 12:03 PM (yoqcZ)


So the ship was on fire before it even left the dock??

And people still got on???

People that dumb deserve the iceberg.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 15, 2020 12:05 PM (hku12)

360 I never saw "The Passion Of The Christ" but I have to say Mr. Cavaziel is a good looking man. I feel comfortable saying that about the actor than I would saying it about Christ.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C05FOq9wHMw
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 15, 2020 11:34 AM (WkPC9)

Caviezel is the real deal.

I keep talking about his series Person of Interest, but my wife and I just loved it. After seeing the video above, I think that the role of John Reese had more personal meaning for Caviezel than it would for another actor.

Highly recommend PoI.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at September 15, 2020 12:05 PM (6xA3t)

361 On Sat morn I really wanted to drink my coffee so I brought it in, sat down, took off my mask, and drank my coffee.

About half of the people also took off their masks.


--

I am seeing the same thing. Noncompliance among us is inspiring others.
Posted by: Vashta Nerada at September 15, 2020


*
*

I've yet to see much noncompliance here. But then, the grocery, Target/Walmart, and my barber are about the only places I go aside from work.

The service station (a real service place, not just gas and candy bars) where I've been feeding my car since April has unlocked its office door, and the unmasked owner takes my money without issue. Next time I go back I'll tell him I appreciate his service to America the Free.

Posted by: Zephraim Cochrane at September 15, 2020 12:05 PM (rpbg1)

362 you'll need a boombox so you can play bow-chicka-wow music as you slowly and seductively demask in public.
Posted by: Anachronda

--

Which reminds me to ask if strippers are wearing masks.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at September 15, 2020 12:05 PM (kA3Cp)

363 Are you sure it wasn't just a hockey mask?
Posted by: Buzzion at September 15, 2020 11:55 AM (2fGCR)

=====

Are they not the same thing?
Posted by: Chin music at September 15, 2020 11:58 AM (69XrE)


Tell that to all the murdered sexy coeds.

But you can't, cuz they're dead.
Posted by: BurtTC


If the blondes could run across flat, level ground in their underwear and not trip over nothing, they might still be alive.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 15, 2020 12:05 PM (3XqsM)

364 Tired of paying taxes to support your inbred kids.

Posted by: Tired at September 15, 2020 12:06 PM (xAmH9)

365 nood

Posted by: Roland THTG at September 15, 2020 12:07 PM (88+cf)

366 330
more antivax from the Progs



Cal Cunningham, the Democrat running for Senate in North Carolina,
said he would be "hesitant" to take a COVID-19 vaccine approved by the
FDA, citing "underlying political and financial influences"


the only acceptable vaccine is the one sold by bill gates, a fellow you can trust.

Posted by: Anachronda at September 15, 2020 12:07 PM (sGtp+)

367 Are you sure it wasn't just a hockey mask?

Posted by: Buzzion at September 15, 2020 11:55 AM (2fGCR)

If you're looking for authentic Jason Vorhees athletic wear, look for the Axe Mark. The Axe Mark means quality. The Axe Mark means authenticity.

Posted by: Chunk Hunger at September 15, 2020 12:08 PM (uhPTO)

368 you'll need a boombox so you can play bow-chicka-wow music as you slowly and seductively demask in public.
Posted by: Anachronda at September 15, 2020 12:04 PM (sGtp+)


I'm going to assume there's mask pron already produced.

Here baby, no need to take off your mask...

Latex masks and dental dams all over the place.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 15, 2020 12:08 PM (hku12)

369 The money is going to all the agencies that were developed to care for the homeless. After all, this isn't that hard. Set up a tent city, like they did for Anitfa in Portland. Stop wasting your time building apartments for them.
Posted by: notsothoreau at September 15, 2020 11:27 AM (JKNZq)

The "homeless" are not such by reason of lacking homes. They are without shelter because they refuse to behave in the civilized manner that is expected of those who do have homes.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 15, 2020 12:08 PM (xnN2v)

370 Only people who live in dome house are beavers and those enviro whacko birds is New Mexico.

Posted by: CSMBigBir at September 15, 2020 12:09 PM (xInes)

371 I fall in neither category.

Posted by: CSMBigBird at September 15, 2020 12:10 PM (xInes)

372 352 Crazy Nancy is a talking mannequin


Kramer called Nancy, 'Crazy Nancy' to her face on his show.

Posted by: Braenyard at September 15, 2020 12:11 PM (9rYNN)

373 I'm waiting to be in a crowded room with everyone wearing masks so I can throw mine off and shout


You know you make me want to (SHOUT)
Throw my hands back and (SHOUT)
Throw my head back and (SHOUT)
Kick my heels up and (SHOUT)-Come on now
Don't forget to say you will
Don't forget to say-ay-ay-ay-ay (SAY YOU WILL)
Say it right now baby (SAY YOU WILL)
Come On-Come On (SAY YOU WILL)
Say it right heeeere-Come on y'all
(SAY) Say that you love me (SAY) Say that you need me
(SAY) Say that you want me (SAY) You wanna be with me (SAY)-
Come on now

Posted by: rickb223 at September 15, 2020 12:11 PM (3XqsM)

374 >>> Under normal circumstances, yeah.
However, based on my own kid as well as nieces, nephews, etc.. the kids want to return to school, return to normal -- they know how much they've missed in the last 6 mos, especially the one's who graduated HS in June. Zoom parties just don't cut it.

The classes will happen regardless, but the social interaction and fun won't if they go back to online classes only.
Posted by: Lizzy at September 15, 2020 12:00 PM (bDqIh)


Around here companies/organizations are making money by offering to take your kids while you work. They put them all in a large room with chairs and the kids all do their virtual classes. A "class room". And the parents are doing this because of course they have to work. The schools aren't open because they're afraid of putting kids all in a classroom together so the parents find a place that will put all the kids in a classroom together!


Posted by: banana Dream at September 15, 2020 12:12 PM (LTOdV)

375 Monolithic Dome building institute:

www.monolithic.org/

There's one located in Italy, Texas just south of DFW.
Posted by: rickb223 at September 15, 2020 11:10 AM (3XqsM)

Nice home. Must be smart people; they own a '96 Suburban.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 15, 2020 12:13 PM (xnN2v)

376 I can't remember the last time I felt spray from an unmasked person. The vast majority of people are not Gary Oldman in Friends.

https://youtu.be/0ISJS4gSBh0
Posted by: Buzzion at September 15, 2020 12:02 PM (G2zl5)


You must be taller than I am.

Posted by: Emmie at September 15, 2020 12:15 PM (4JM5Y)

377 I love seeing the people who wear face shields only and think they're totally protected from the dreaded covid virus. That virus isn't going to go under the shield, stupid virus.
Posted by: Megthered at September 15, 2020 11:33 AM (SM/op)

It's about all you really need. Stops you from sharing spit/snot with other people. It's actual droplets of spit/snot that carry the bug, not invisible airborne particles.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 15, 2020 12:17 PM (xnN2v)

378 My regular mask (for getting past door monitors) is my Handi-Wipe Special. No one's said anything about it yet, but just in case, I also carry a white commercial mask with 666 written on it in permanent marker.

This being a very Christian area, I'm pretty sure anyone who sees it will know exactly what it means.

Posted by: empire 1 at September 15, 2020 12:28 PM (vluYu)

379 260 There's been quite a bit of discussion lately about the Libertarian website (?) "Reason," which I've never visited.

I'll share this observation about Libertarianism, though, fwiw: the ones with boots on the ground who actually run for public office all seem to be LOONS. I don't think they read much political theory!

To the extent there is a common thread among actual Libertarian candidates, it seems to me to be: "A machinegun in every pot!" That's pretty much it.

And don't forget, "Trump is weak on the Second Amendment!" There's a lot of that chatter.
Posted by: mnw at September 15, 2020 11:46 AM (Cssks)

Worse than that. The Libertarians that run for office have NO clue about how to win hearts and minds. And they do not care about how to do that. Either you acknowledge their genius and their superior knowledge of the Founders or you are an idiot.

Now, not all Libertarians do this but enough do to repel people, on top of the loony bin factor.

If Jo Jorgensen (or whatever her name is) were to take part in the debates, I am sure she would turn every topic presented by anybody back to drugs (as that is all Libertarians seem to care about anyway).

It's unfortunate, for I believe we need many voices out there in politics, but they do everything in their power to let me know they are not to be taken seriously.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at September 15, 2020 12:29 PM (SSJSf)

380 The deadlier threat to us, more deadly than Wuhan Flu, are neutrinos. I will strive to block them with nothing more than a sheet of paper.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at September 15, 2020 12:31 PM (SSJSf)

381 The "homeless" are not such by reason of lacking homes. They are without shelter because they refuse to behave in the civilized manner that is expected of those who do have homes.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 15, 2020 12:08 PM (xnN2v) [i//

#CivilizationalPrivilege

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -Your Rulers Have, and Deserve, Different Rules! - at September 15, 2020 12:40 PM (2C38g)

382 Gorrilla Pundit alternative photo:

https://tinyurl.com/y4knoctx entry #14

Posted by: muggs at September 15, 2020 12:42 PM (3HmoA)

383 On Wheel of Fortune last night the winner also won the bonus round, the prize being a BMW i-something electric mini-SUV. I said to my wife "Oh, how nice, she won a juice-box!"

I hereby propose to the horde that electric vehicles be hereafter referred to as "Juice boxes", being that "juice" has long been a slang term for electricity and electric vehicles in many cases resemble a box.

All in favor?

Posted by: George V at September 15, 2020 12:48 PM (drF2J)

384 Greetings from SW Florida where, this time of year, weather is regarded with nervous anticipation. There is a saying that you shelter from wind and flee from water. Reinforced dome structures don't do much for the Water Problem, unless you run deep pilings or build on bedrock, the later being in short supply in the Florida peninsula sandbox. Many waterfront properties are built on stilts and/or with breakaway ground level walls. You could plonk a dome on those but all I can visualize would look like a gigantic Weber grill.

Posted by: chuckR at September 15, 2020 12:48 PM (bRvKP)

385 Man releases heat in the equivalent to 400,000 Hiroshima bombs each day - as claimed by the climate noise makers Cook and Hanson.
The Sun averages 1000 Hiroshima bombs a second impacting the Earth as down-impinging, long-wave radiation (heat), plus a load of other stuff - the kind C)2 is supposed to trap. That is 86,400,000 bombs each day.

Man is just 0.46% of the average - "average" is the important word.

The Sun has Uncertainty, meaning known variation. That variation is 13% of the 86.4M above. Elliptical orbit, sun cycles, etc. We know this after more than a century of scientific observation of the Sun.
0.13 X 86.4 million is plus or minus 11,232,000, or 22 million total - bombs of variation observed. Yet science can not yet corrolate that great measurable difference in heating to a difference in global temperature.
Worth repeating. The variation of the Sun across the kind of time that we have been observing sun's cycles and earth temperatures, does not have a correlation that we can identify.

Now, Cook and Hanson's 400,000 bombs is just 3.2% of the Sun's known uncertainty. Known. The greater input does not correlate, so how can the smaller input? If 22 million bombs of difference doesn't change the temperature, 400,000 will not.

Posted by: Igotnothing at September 15, 2020 12:50 PM (xf2hT)

386 In Washington, we have these wonderful dams to generate electricity. If we were to replace just one dam with wind turbines, the blade area of the wind turbine would have to be the same area as the great Palouse wheat fields (19,000 square miles). In other words huge blade area, huge quantity of blades. The silica that would have to be mined to make the fiberglass for the blades would be an environmental disaster. The oil pumped to refine the epoxy for the fiberglass blades would be an environmental disaster.

In other words, wind power can never replace existing forms of power generation to any significant degree.

Posted by: Igotnothing at September 15, 2020 12:58 PM (xf2hT)

387 I did the math for you.

Posted by: Igotnothing at September 15, 2020 01:01 PM (xf2hT)

388 How could it possibly be that expensive? Where the hell is the money going?"
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 15, 2020 11:24 AM (hYcqw)

Full employment for Seven Sisters alumnae.

Posted by: Fox2! at September 15, 2020 01:12 PM (PA57R)

389 Back in the Aughts (around 2007?), the big thing for The Environment was CFLs, or Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs. Supposed to use less energy than your standard Edison Bulb (at 6x the cost). Even the Instapundit was touting them.

Then the government decided they were going to mandate the bulbs, and make a normal incandescent bulb illegal. Unsure if it was rent seeking by GE and similar companies or not, but likely.

And one thing that was never explained to people is how toxic the things are. Using mercury, which is toxic. And in a form that vaporizes it, which means it can get into a person's lungs. And into the environment, a hidden cost that nobody discusses.

Recently, I was in a used goods store. An oaf of a worker was breaking and destroying stuff, occasionally moving it into a bin which was probably supposed to be his actual job. I *suppose* he was moving stuff elsewhere in the store, but I lost desire to purchase any electronics. A bit later, he was moving some lamps, and one of those CFLs rolled and shattered on the ground. I kept my distance, but the guy didn't seem to show one iota of concern.

You don't even hear anything about it on the news it seems, but there's still a lot of bulbs out there. Waiting to break, to be put into landfills or out on the rat-infested city streets - particularly if your city lost all understanding of how to run a trash program this year.

Posted by: Another Anon at September 15, 2020 01:32 PM (UHq0G)

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