The Morning Report - 12/21/20 [J.J. Sefton]

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Good morning, kids. Monday and winter officially begins today, while we seemingly continue to plunge headlong into a rhetorical nuclear winter of our discontent, and worse. A number of stories are in the lead and as is usually the case, are interrelated with implications reflecting my opening metaphor. First up, the President's legal team is headed back to the Supreme Court:

The Trump campaign filed a petition for writ of certiorari to the US. Supreme Court aimed at reversing a trio of Pennsylvania Supreme Court cases that "illegally changed Pennsylvania's mail balloting law immediately before and after the 2020 presidential election." The filing alleges the action was "in violation of Article II of the United States Constitution and Bush v. Gore," and "represents the Campaign's first independent U.S. Supreme Court filing and seeks relief based on the same Constitutional arguments successfully raised in Bush v. Gore," according to the campaign's press release.

"This petition follows a related Pennsylvania case where Justice Alito and two other justices observed 'the constitutionality of the [Pennsylvania] Supreme Court's decision [extending the statutory deadline for receipt of mail ballots from 8 pm on election day to 5 pm three days later]... has national importance, and there is a strong likelihood that the State Supreme Court decision violates the Federal Constitution," the press release, authored by Rudy Giuliani notes.

As the excerpt notes, with the multi-state lawsuit led by Texas against PAGAMIWI thrown out due to lack of standing and Roberts plus the three stooge backstabbers looking to preserve the steal, but mostly Roberts plus the three stooge backstabbers looking to preserve the steal, this is the first of the suits brought by Trump to each of the individual states where the fraud was most egregious and damaging, pre- and post-election. I can't wait to hear Roberts' rationale behind his likely move to toss these suits because Trump has no standing either. Oh, wait a second, there was no rationale given in the Texas suit because, reasons. At this stage, it's easier on my psyche and my kishkes if I go in expecting the worst.

Next up, you'll be happy to learn that the GOP has reached around, I mean, reached across the aisle to The Enemy and passed a $900 billion Chinese COVID relief bill. A few more like this and we'll Cloward-Piven ourselves into societal collapse before we even get the chance to experience gulag living courtesy of the Left. By the way, that is the aim; if not in actual gulags (and I will not dismiss that possibility out of hand given everything we have been through this past year) then via economic dependence on an all-powerful central government. Just like the framers of the Constitution had in mind!

Unless and until the lockdowns are unilaterally lifted, our entire economy is on track to be fundamentally transformed (wink-wink) forever, centrally planned from DC to inflict maximum pain on the average citizen and provide maximum comfort for our overlords. No more small businesses, no more self-reliance, no more freedom.

And now, just as two vaccines against the Chinese Lung AIDS virus, which was never the existential threat to wipe out humanity that it was and still is being pimped, are being distributed comes news from England that a new strain of the virus has appeared which means more lockdowns are necessary. Translation: China wants to deliver the coup de grace against the US and the West once and for all, so render the magic bullet - which Trump was never supposed to actually bring about but did at "warp speed" as promised - useless. If anyone reading this believes there is a new more powerful and deadly strain of a virus that was marginally more lethal than seasonal flu about to wipe out millions, I have to ask how the hell did you wind up on this page in the first place?

About the only thing I can say with any certainty is that there is a direct correlation between the millions of Americans who supposedly died from this and the number of votes Polident-Elect Joe Biden received after 9PM on election night. With that as a convenient segue back to the election heist, it certainly does look as if, barring the invocation of the Insurrection Act, the election is going to ultimately be in the hands of the GOP in Congress come January 6th.

Churchill recounted his exchanges with Admiral Francois Darlan, who was chief of the French Navy at the outbreak of World War II, and who wanted above all to rise to the top political post, Minister of Marine. Darlan repeatedly assured Churchill that, come what may, the French Fleet would never fall into German hands. As France was collapsing under the Nazi invasion in June 1940, Darlan was prepared to order his ships to sail to American and British ports. But, in the last gasp of the Third Republic, Darlan finally achieved his much hoped-for political elevation. He never gave the order to sail, and, when General Georges asked him why, he replied "I am now Minister of Marine." He wished to remain Minister of Marine in a new government, even under German control. He got his wish...

... It was thanks to Darlan that the British were forced to open fire on the French Navy at Oran in July, a month after the French surrender. This is a chapter in their history that the French would rather forget (and probably have forgotten). Having at our disposal certain important information as we do today--namely, that the Allies would eventually win the war--Darlan's actions seem to us not only treacherous but tragically foolish. As Churchill points out, however, it seemed to many men at the time that it was better to help administer Vichy than it was to fight in exile for the uncertain future of democracy.

In our present crisis, the future is again uncertain and our political men and leading commentators are making their calculations. The most powerful tool at their disposal is a refusal to look at, and a desire not to hear or understand the evidence which so many Americans -- so many private, unimportant, workaday Americans -- are risking their livelihoods to attest. Only by rejecting the evidence as unworthy even to be examined can these people convince themselves that their abandonment of Trump and of the majority of Americans who elected him is basically OK: Better to help get rid of a man whom they always despised and who always made life difficult for them than to risk damaging a relationship with the new Kamala Harris Administration.

One never knows the future, but given who and what the GOP is, the very people who can at least temporarily avert us from catastrophe may very well be the instrument of our doom. Milton Friedman, PBUH, once said "I do not believe that the solution to our problem is simply to elect the right people. The important thing is to establish a political climate of opinion which will make it politically profitable for the wrong people to do the right thing." We have got until January 6th to figure out how to do that.

Four days until Christmas. Keep the faith and keep your powder dry.

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Posted by: SturmToddler at December 21, 2020 07:15 AM (+NdM9)

2 nailed it.

i suppose i now have to venture onto the ONT to get the others.

wish me luck...

Posted by: SturmToddler at December 21, 2020 07:15 AM (+NdM9)

3 Good morning all.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at December 21, 2020 07:15 AM (Dc2NZ)

4 Merry Christmas Week!

Posted by: iandeal at December 21, 2020 07:16 AM (vgGyZ)

5 corgis called.

Posted by: SturmToddler at December 21, 2020 07:16 AM (+NdM9)

6 Merry Christmas Eve Eve Eve Eve

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 21, 2020 07:16 AM (5QBw6)

7 Good morning!

Posted by: Rosasharn at December 21, 2020 07:17 AM (yEBFM)

8
g'mornin' again, 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 21, 2020 07:17 AM (H6xdV)

9 Hola

Posted by: Thanatopsis at beautiful Chancre del Diablo ranch at December 21, 2020 07:18 AM (bQRJE)

10

"1
first


Posted by: SturmToddler"

he claimed, with no evidence.


Posted by: MSM at December 21, 2020 07:19 AM (MxEKc)

11 Morning

Posted by: IC at December 21, 2020 07:19 AM (Nyumu)

12 I'm still waiting for Dr.Jill's hot sexcapade video to be released.

What is taking so long......

More coffee.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 21, 2020 07:22 AM (aD5Lz)

13 What fresh hell will this week bring?

Posted by: Bride of Frankenberry at December 21, 2020 07:22 AM (AutUY)

14 So now it's all about a new Covid strain that is even more contagious ..shocking (not). These assholes had never any intention of letting life go back to semi normal once the vaccines were rolled out. I hope these bastards all catch this new strain snd drop dead (too harsh? )

Posted by: IC at December 21, 2020 07:23 AM (Nyumu)

15 guten morgen horden

Posted by: vmom Trump Won! at December 21, 2020 07:23 AM (nUhF0)

16 Buen dia queridas and thanks JJ

I can't bear the news.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 21, 2020 07:23 AM (EZebt)

17 great writeup JJ, as always. and such great work for us on your birthday too...

So I don't pay a lot of attention to the news over the weekend, but i take it the DNI report on election influence never came out friday, did it? I've not heard anything about it anywhere which i take to mean it hasn't been released yet...

#twoweeks

Posted by: SturmToddler at December 21, 2020 07:24 AM (+NdM9)

18 Mornin' Mo-Rons!

Posted by: Hawkpilot at December 21, 2020 07:25 AM (ahM5o)

19 Glanced through headlines, read a few articles. Nah, not going there. Trying to hang on to what little Christmas spirit I've managed to generate so far. Later kids...

Posted by: Rosasharn at December 21, 2020 07:25 AM (yEBFM)

20 Moronin', Hourde!

Posted by: Hans O'Lo at December 21, 2020 07:25 AM (u7pQw)

21 20th!!!

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at December 21, 2020 07:25 AM (flINI)

22 Happy Monday!

ThunderB is tweeting about the CHYNA spy infestation in CA -- including a picture of Fang Fang next to Feinstein's 20-yesr staffer Russell Lowe at an event a few years back.

https://twitter.com/ThunderB

It looks like CHYNA was in bed with most of the CA Dem politicos, from city councilors to Newsom, Feinstin, etc. which could explain why that state is inexplcably extreme on the covid shutdown?


*He was NOT her driver, he was her office manager.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 21, 2020 07:25 AM (bDqIh)

23 "1
first

Posted by: SturmToddler"

he claimed, with no evidence.

Posted by: MSM at December 21, 2020 07:19 AM (MxEKc)

I got your evidence right here...

*grabs crotch*

Posted by: SturmToddler at December 21, 2020 07:25 AM (+NdM9)

24 So now I am hearing from MSM that many other famous people used Dr as a title that did not have medical degrees. So why all the hate? Examples:

Dr Martin Luther King Jr
Dr Doolittle
Dr Who


Posted by: MSM at December 21, 2020 07:27 AM (MxEKc)

25 "Mendacious mediocrities." What Patrick Byrne called Mark Meadows and the coterie of cucktard losers Trump calls "trusted advisers." He's being too kind.

No way to overestimate the soulless cowardice, two-faced betrayal and/or out-and-out perfidy of the establishment Republicans including every one of Trump's chiefs of staff.

Any advisers who insists on shaping policy or disqualifying executive actions based not on their national value or urgency but on worries of "what the media will say" should not be within a mile of the President.

Posted by: Ordinary American at December 21, 2020 07:27 AM (H8QX8)

26 I hope these bastards all catch this new strain snd drop dead (too harsh? )
Posted by: IC at December 21, 2020 07:23 AM (Nyumu)

not harsh enough. I want it to be a hemorrhaging flu to the media and politicos. and painful to boot.

Posted by: SturmToddler at December 21, 2020 07:27 AM (+NdM9)

27 Morning again, 'rons and 'ettes.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at December 21, 2020 07:29 AM (iEx0u)

28 Has any President chosen more chiefs of staff more consistently poorly than Trump? Really, this is embarrassing. He can't find ONE fucking person in America who can do the job with loyalty and toughness?

Posted by: Ordinary American at December 21, 2020 07:30 AM (H8QX8)

29 mornin' y'all

Posted by: Big V Caffeinated at December 21, 2020 07:30 AM (6Pqz7)

30 28 Has any President chosen more chiefs of staff more consistently poorly than Trump? Really, this is embarrassing. He can't find ONE fucking person in America who can do the job with loyalty and toughness?
Posted by: Ordinary American at December 21, 2020 07:30 AM (H8QX


I was available,

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 21, 2020 07:30 AM (s2VJv)

31 >>First they imprison you, destroy your livelihood, add trillions more to an out of control debt to bribe you with a pittance and then demand you kiss their ass after stealing the election from the man who threatened their grift.



I saw a clip of McConnell saying "Help is on the way. Help is on the way. . ."

$600 after 10 month lockdown with likely months of lockdown to go.

"Help"

Posted by: Lizzy at December 21, 2020 07:31 AM (bDqIh)

32 "I hope these bastards all catch this new strain and drop dead (too harsh? )

Posted by: IC at December 21, 2020 07:23 AM (Nyumu)



not harsh enough. I want it to be a hemorrhaging flu to the media and politicos. and painful to boot.

Posted by: SturmToddler"

I prefer they are all quarantined in their apartment for and required to wear masks there to prevent spread of this dangerous disease. If it save one 93 y.o. granny...

Posted by: Ripley at December 21, 2020 07:32 AM (MxEKc)

33 No, I will not 'respect' Bien if he manages to steal the election.

Posted by: Gmac - WTF did you think was going to happen? at December 21, 2020 07:33 AM (qZdIZ)

34 hiya

Posted by: JT at December 21, 2020 07:34 AM (arJlL)

35 In a year of lies, what is the biggest lie of 2020?

For me it is: "We are all in this together"

Posted by: vmom Trump Won! at December 21, 2020 07:35 AM (nUhF0)

36 Fvck, this is what happens when you fail to have coffee first, at least for me.

Biden, not someone I would ever respect.

Posted by: Gmac - WTF did you think was going to happen? at December 21, 2020 07:36 AM (qZdIZ)

37 Mornin', folk!

Exercised, cleaned up, slopped the feline hogs, and am now having breakfast -- part of a muffuletta sub on an everything bagel.

Mississippi people: Is it still true that there is no mask mandate, and if there is, is it being observed? Linda and I were thinking of running out to the Gulf Coast area tomorrow, and the last thing I want to do is have to battle some officious Karen. I can do that here. If we go into a restaurant, are they going to bother me about this?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 21, 2020 07:36 AM (rpbg1)

38 So now I am hearing from MSM that many other famous people used Dr as a title that did not have medical degrees. So why all the hate? Examples:

Dr Martin Luther King Jr
Dr Doolittle
Dr Who


Posted by: MSM

Dr. Vinnie Boombotz !

Posted by: JT at December 21, 2020 07:37 AM (arJlL)

39 Good morning Horde. Asking for your prayers this morning. For my mom, she's just been feeling bad lately. Her health condition hasn't changed, but she's feeling worse about it all. And my cat has been throwing up all weekend and is having diarrhea. Hoping to get him to the vet today. Thank you

Posted by: josephistan at December 21, 2020 07:39 AM (Izzlo)

40 Covid. The greatest, clumsiest, most brazen, most obvious, most relentless -- and possibly most durably effective -- psy-ops on an allegedly free people in modern history. I'm ashamed to be an American, because we are pathetic and credulous saps. Lee Greenwood can take his song and shove it. I'm disgusted.

Posted by: Ordinary American at December 21, 2020 07:39 AM (H8QX8)

41 38
So now I am hearing from MSM that many other famous people used Dr as a
title that did not have medical degrees. So why all the hate? Examples:



Dr Martin Luther King Jr

Dr Doolittle

Dr Who





Posted by: MSM



Dr. Vinnie Boombotz !

Posted by: JT at December 21, 2020 07:37 AM (arJlL)

Dr. Detroit

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at December 21, 2020 07:39 AM (IbxQb)

42 So now I am hearing from MSM that many other famous people used Dr as a
title that did not have medical degrees. So why all the hate? Examples:

Dr Martin Luther King Jr

Dr Doolittle

Dr Who

Posted by: MSM

Dr. Vinnie Boombotz !

Posted by: JT at December 21, 2020 07:37 AM (arJlL)

Dr. Detroit
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at December 21, 2020 07:39 AM (IbxQb)

Dr. Seuess

Dr Hook

Posted by: SturmToddler at December 21, 2020 07:41 AM (+NdM9)

43 If our oh-so vaunted and esteemed political set in Washington D.C. had any sense of justice or even the tiniest set of working cajones, that $900b "stimulus" should be demanded from China, not the American taxpayer. Or, I should say, the poor generations of our children and children's children who are going to be stuck with the incalculable albatross they're hanging around their necks. Irresponsible bastards, all.

Posted by: Lady in Black at December 21, 2020 07:42 AM (O+I8R)

44 Let's go back to the Supreme Court. There's a plan.

Posted by: Ordinary American at December 21, 2020 07:43 AM (H8QX8)

45 13
What fresh hell will this week bring?

Posted by: Bride of Frankenberry at December 21, 2020 07:22 AM (AutUY)


Mount Kilauea in Hawaii just decided to erupt, so there's that.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at December 21, 2020 07:43 AM (IbxQb)

46 Larson is currently in the Denver County Jail facing a misdemeanor charge of harboring a minor, the Fresno County Sheriffs Office said in a statement.

However, he is also facing felony charges in Fresno County for kidnapping, child abduction, soliciting child pornography from a minor and meeting a child for the intention of sex.

So a typical weekend for a Democrat Politician.

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 21, 2020 07:44 AM (5QBw6)

47 Meadows has always been a back-stabbing opportunist (synonym for politician). No surprise.

Posted by: windbag at December 21, 2020 07:45 AM (M9qxJ)

48 Don't look at me.

I got mine the hard way.

Posted by: Doc Holliday at December 21, 2020 07:46 AM (/EuRN)

49 Speaking of Gulags,

I get this nasty feeling that part of the reason for targeting the travel and hospitality industry is to target their assets for redeployment in service of the state IFKNWIM.

Seems cheaper than building the camps from scratch.

Thanks for all you do JJ. I bite my nails for hours after reading your connect the dots. For fun, after perusal of your compendium, I go to my local rag and watch them covid covid covid. Nothing else is going on in their world. Feh.

Posted by: Derak at December 21, 2020 07:46 AM (wd72I)

50 38 So now I am hearing from MSM that many other famous people used Dr as a title that did not have medical degrees. So why all the hate? Examples:

Dr Martin Luther King Jr
Dr Doolittle
Dr Who


Posted by: MSM

Dr. Vinnie Boombotz !
Posted by: JT at December 21, 2020 07:37 AM (arJlL)

Dr Hook

Dr Demento

Dr Put the Lime in the Coconut

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 21, 2020 07:46 AM (5QBw6)

51 Politics is the art of the possible.

Trump being a non-politician is also into the impossible.

Thus the disconnect.

Posted by: blaster at December 21, 2020 07:46 AM (ZfRYq)

52 Mount Kilauea in Hawaii just decided to erupt, so there's that.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at December 21, 2020 07:43 AM (IbxQb)


Oh so now you're a volcano apologist!

/snark

Posted by: blaster at December 21, 2020 07:47 AM (ZfRYq)

53 Friends - if you have a minute, pray for my sweet friend Emily and her kids. They were in a car accident yesterday and her and the kids are okay but unfortunately her husband didn't make it. The kids are 5 yrs old and under. (This is a strong, faithful, trump-loving family too). It's all so heartbreaking.

Posted by: Roxanne, Roxanne at December 21, 2020 07:48 AM (xU7mE)

54 40 Covid. The greatest, clumsiest, most brazen, most obvious, most relentless -- and possibly most durably effective -- psy-ops on an allegedly free people in modern history. I'm ashamed to be an American, because we are pathetic and credulous saps. Lee Greenwood can take his song and shove it. I'm disgusted.
Posted by: Ordinary American at December 21, 2020 07:39 AM (H8QX

At the risk of falling into the "No True Scotsman" fallacy...

You can still be a proud American, not just in spite of but because of the gormless imbeciles who demonstrate the polar opposite of what an American is.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 21, 2020 07:48 AM (/EuRN)

55 So now it's all about a new Covid strain that is even more contagious ..shocking (not). These assholes had never any intention of letting life go back to semi normal once the vaccines were rolled out.

--

The only way for it to end is for the people to open their eyes and say no more. But judging by what I see, and have seen for 10 months, scaring people to absolute death has been very effective. I'm still seeing people walking up and down the streets, outside in the fresh air, with masks on like they're getting ready to walk through a cloud of radioactive covid.

Posted by: Lady in Black at December 21, 2020 07:48 AM (O+I8R)

56 52 Mount Kilauea in Hawaii just decided to erupt, so there's that.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at December 21, 2020 07:43 AM (IbxQb)

Oh so now you're a volcano apologist!

/snark
Posted by: blaster at December 21, 2020 07:47 AM (ZfRYq)

Hey, I used to work for a volcano.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 21, 2020 07:48 AM (/EuRN)

57 >>Dr Martin Luther King Jr
Dr Doolittle
Dr Who


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyWE5b2FMDM

Posted by: Lizzy at December 21, 2020 07:49 AM (bDqIh)

58 Dr. Dre

Posted by: Lizzy at December 21, 2020 07:49 AM (bDqIh)

59 I'm still waiting for them to drop anchor and officially announce the advent of COVID-20: Pneumatic Boogaloo.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 21, 2020 07:50 AM (/EuRN)

60 prayers up Roxanne Roxanne. that's so sad.

Posted by: SturmToddler at December 21, 2020 07:50 AM (+NdM9)

61 DR Mengele

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 21, 2020 07:50 AM (tsZQ+)

62 Amanpour scoffed.

No! Were not going to do your work for you.

I think the road to HELL is pave with lying scrunt reportresses.

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 21, 2020 07:52 AM (5QBw6)

63 Dr "doctor doctor, give me the cure, got bad case of luvin you"

Posted by: Ripley at December 21, 2020 07:52 AM (MxEKc)

64 Good morning, all.

Great roundup, J.J., as always. And while I'm thinking of it, happy birthday!

Guess not much has changed. Trump is still pleading with SCOTUS and Roberts is still screwing him.

Speaking of screwing people, fuck you George W. Bush.

Posted by: creeper at December 21, 2020 07:52 AM (XxJt1)

65 51 Politics is the art of the possible.

Trump being a non-politician is also into the impossible.

Thus the disconnect.
Posted by: blaster at December 21, 2020 07:46 AM (ZfRYq)

Actually it's more like Republican politics is the art of self-defeat and masking fear with affected highmindedness. Trump is a winner. There is the disconnect.

Posted by: Ordinary American at December 21, 2020 07:54 AM (H8QX8)

66 Salma Hayek has a pet owl.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CI3yFnhJ6Iv/

Posted by: Lizzy at December 21, 2020 07:55 AM (bDqIh)

67 You can still be a proud American, not just in spite of but because of the gormless imbeciles who demonstrate the polar opposite of what an American is.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 21, 2020 07:48 AM (/EuRN)

You're right. Thank you.

Posted by: Ordinary American at December 21, 2020 07:55 AM (H8QX8)

68 Todd monnin morning mornin

Posted by: zombie FZ at December 21, 2020 07:56 AM (+qB50)

69 Thank you, JJ.
Off to the links.

Posted by: Trumplican at December 21, 2020 07:56 AM (jV+aN)

70 I saw a clip of McConnell saying "Help is on the way. Help is on the way. . ."

More Trigger Language..

This is to cement in the idea that ONLY the Government can defeat this virus, and you are utterly helpless without government.

Or its More Dog Whistling...

"Hey, you grifters and those wanting to get some of the juicy long-term Covid contracts, we have more money for you!"

Or its another threat to Responsible people:

"Yep, this money is going straight to the professional money handlers and we expect to Zimbabwe your savings and income."

We are well past the point where the country would be far better off if run by the Mafia.

Posted by: President Elect 🐧 at December 21, 2020 07:56 AM (C+evo)

71 Bah hotel room coffee sucks

Posted by: f'd at December 21, 2020 07:57 AM (+qB50)

72 Todd monnin morning mornin
Posted by: zombie FZ at December 21, 2020 07:56 AM (+qB50)

I'm not moaning yet...

Posted by: SturmToddler at December 21, 2020 07:57 AM (+NdM9)

73 65 51 Politics is the art of the possible.

Trump being a non-politician is also into the impossible.

Thus the disconnect.
Posted by: blaster at December 21, 2020 07:46 AM (ZfRYq)

Actually it's more like Republican politics is the art of self-defeat and masking fear with affected highmindedness. Trump is a winner. There is the disconnect.
Posted by: Ordinary American at December 21, 2020 07:54 AM (H8QX

Like every other damn thing in public discourse, the word "politician" has been corrupted.

What should be actual public servants, forsaking personal opportunities and sacrificing their time to hold office, has now fully become a caste of semi-elected aristocrats ruling their fiefdoms like latter day earls and barons. Along with all the graft, unaccountability, and Actonite corruption that sort of thing entails.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 21, 2020 07:57 AM (/EuRN)

74 IC: "Too harsh?"

Not harsh enough. Nothing could be, short of summary execution. And that's really only appropriate.

Hmmm... autocorrect didn't want to give me "execution". Nor execute. Executive was all it was willing to offer.

Posted by: creeper at December 21, 2020 07:58 AM (XxJt1)

75 66 Salma Hayek has a pet owl.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CI3yFnhJ6Iv/
Posted by: Lizzy at December 21, 2020 07:55 AM (bDqIh)


"Don't mess with her hoo-hoo..."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 21, 2020 07:58 AM (s2VJv)

76 Bah hotel room coffee sucks
Posted by: f'd at December 21, 2020 07:57 AM (+qB50)

my condolences, nothing worse than bad coffee in the moring.

maybe there's a dunkin close by?

Posted by: SturmToddler at December 21, 2020 07:58 AM (+NdM9)

77 Todays FOADVPD:

Ramesh Ponnuru

Dan McLaughlin

Kevin Williamson

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 21, 2020 08:00 AM (5QBw6)

78 I see Northam removed a statue of Robert E Lee overnight. They should replace it with a statue of a prolapsed chicken.

Posted by: f'd at December 21, 2020 08:01 AM (+qB50)

79 so, newsmax has announced their morning show now runs from 6.30-9 eastern time.

obviously, the shift of viewers from fox has pushed them offer more content.

options are always good.

Posted by: SturmToddler at December 21, 2020 08:01 AM (+NdM9)

80 71 Bah hotel room coffee sucks
Posted by: f'd at December 21, 2020 07:57 AM (+qB50)

Ive carried my coffee and pot about 20 years.

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 21, 2020 08:01 AM (5QBw6)

81 >>"Don't mess with her hoo-hoo..."


Salma's still hot, but the pet owl pics definitely put her into the orbit of crazy eccentric, aging rich lady, eh?

Posted by: Lizzy at December 21, 2020 08:02 AM (bDqIh)

82 Good morning all!
I just saw on Twitter that the IMF has submitted a paper that calls for linking your "search history" to your financial credit score, which would in effect lower your score if you "visit websites marked harmful by their fact-checkers."

Posted by: jmel at December 21, 2020 08:02 AM (bVhJi)

83 The etymology of politics.

From the Greek, poly, meaning many, and tics, meaning blood sucking parasites.

Posted by: blaster at December 21, 2020 08:03 AM (ZfRYq)

84 Good Morning! Have the first appointment of the day for a blood donation. They appealed to my vice-erous nature with a hoodie giveaway.

Posted by: Count de Monet, President-Elect ISTJ at December 21, 2020 08:03 AM (4I/2K)

85 Good morning all!
I just saw on Twitter that the IMF has submitted a paper that calls for linking your "search history" to your financial credit score, which would in effect lower your score if you "visit websites marked harmful by their fact-checkers."
Posted by: jmel at December 21, 2020 08:02 AM (bVhJi)

second look at Ted Kaczynski?

Posted by: SturmToddler at December 21, 2020 08:04 AM (+NdM9)

86 81 Owl is the symbol of the illuminati

Posted by: MAxIE at December 21, 2020 08:04 AM (dVkJu)

87 No mask wearing at all, and the usual precautions taken concerning the flu variations, covid19 being one of them.

We've had covid--last December, looks as if. And both wife and I are in the higher risk group.

Been denied service on a few occasions and the reply is always politely given--"Sorry about that, when this travesty plays out, then I'll be pleased to patronize your business."

Posted by: irongrampa at December 21, 2020 08:05 AM (KATBx)

88 Roxann, Roxanne


Prayers sent.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 21, 2020 08:05 AM (3D/fK)

89 >> Owl is the symbol of the illuminati


Ugh, right.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 21, 2020 08:05 AM (bDqIh)

90 Help is on the way!

Posted by: Detective Arlo at December 21, 2020 08:05 AM (uEauf)

91 Salma Hayek is married to a billionaire. I am surprised she doesn't have a tiny giraffe as a pet.

Posted by: blaster at December 21, 2020 08:06 AM (ZfRYq)

92 The only way for it to end is for the people to open their eyes and say no more. But judging by what I see, and have seen for 10 months, scaring people to absolute death has been very effective. I'm still seeing people walking up and down the streets, outside in the fresh air, with masks on like they're getting ready to walk through a cloud of radioactive covid.
Posted by: Lady in Black at December 21, 2020 07:48 AM (O+I8R)


The park is loaded with those zombies when I walk my dog. Some of them are people I like who must get their news from NPR or some other dogshit source because they're not otherwise dumb people, although anyone listening to that crap lacks critical thinking skills and were born to be controlled. I'm thinking "you're out here to get fresh air but you're afraid of it."

Posted by: Captain Hate at December 21, 2020 08:07 AM (y7DUB)

93 > Owl is the symbol of the illuminati"

And a heluva harmonica player.

Posted by: f'd at December 21, 2020 08:07 AM (+qB50)

94 Posted by: Roxanne, Roxanne at December 21, 2020 07:48 AM (xU7mE)


You got it. May God's comfort be abundant.

Posted by: Count de Monet, President-Elect ISTJ at December 21, 2020 08:07 AM (4I/2K)

95
More Friedrich, Less Selma (unless naked).

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 21, 2020 08:07 AM (s2VJv)

96 I just saw on Twitter that the IMF has submitted a paper that calls for linking your "search history" to your financial credit score...
Posted by: jmel at December 21, 2020 08:02 AM (bVhJi)

Here we go. We're now in the age of nightmares, not dreams, coming true.

Posted by: Ordinary American at December 21, 2020 08:08 AM (H8QX8)

97 93 > Owl is the symbol of the illuminati"

And a heluva harmonica player.
Posted by: f'd at December 21, 2020 08:07 AM (+qB50)


"Pfft.'

- - Charlie Puleo

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 21, 2020 08:08 AM (s2VJv)

98 We've had covid--last December, looks as if.

plays out, then I'll be pleased to patronize your business."
Posted by: irongrampa at December 21, 2020 08:05 AM (KATBx)

have you done the antibody test? i'm tempted to get one. last Jan i swear i had it. nasty cold for a week plus. it got passed through our locker room. but this was before covid was a thing. so we were sick for a week or so and moved on.

i'd like to get the test to prove it, but not sure what happens if i DO test positive for antibodies.

Posted by: SturmToddler at December 21, 2020 08:09 AM (+NdM9)

99 J.J. missed the funniest story of the day: some academic announced recently that today is the "Negro Solstice" when the "latent DNA abilities" of black people would unlock, allowing them to fly and shoot fireballs out of their fingers and crap.

I'd ask if any melanin-enhanced Morons or Ettes can confirm, but they later "clarified" that it won't work for conservative blacks, who will instead turn full white today.

Posted by: Ian S. at December 21, 2020 08:09 AM (6XLoz)

100 93 > Owl is the symbol of the illuminati"



And a heluva harmonica player.

Posted by: f'd at December 21, 2020 08:07 AM (+qB50)





"Pfft.'



- - Charlie Puleo



Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 21, 2020 08:08 AM (s2VJv)

Double Pfft

Posted by: Greg 'Fingers' Taylor at December 21, 2020 08:10 AM (4I/2K)

101 Salma Hayek has a pet owl.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CI3yFnhJ6Iv/
Posted by: Lizzy at December 21, 2020 07:55 AM (bDqIh)

so now she has a 3rd hooter?

didn't total recall already do that joke?

Posted by: SturmToddler at December 21, 2020 08:10 AM (+NdM9)

102 "Pfft.'

- - Charlie Puleo
Posted by: J.J. Sefton"


Well fine. It's time for me to dust my broom and get on the road again.

Posted by: f'd at December 21, 2020 08:11 AM (+qB50)

103 Todays FOADVPD:
Ramesh Ponnuru
Dan McLaughlin
Kevin Williamson
Posted by: rhennigantx at December 21, 2020 08:00 AM (5QBw6)

Standing athwart 74M conservative Trump voters yelling - "meanies!"

A fitting end for a dying rag...

Posted by: Boswell at December 21, 2020 08:12 AM (w2LAm)

104 12 I'm still waiting for Dr.Jill's hot sexcapade video to be released.

What is taking so long......
________________

You really wanna see Geezers Gone Wild?

Be grateful for the delay!

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at December 21, 2020 08:12 AM (k4dH2)

105 Virus Pimps.

Posted by: klaftern at December 21, 2020 08:12 AM (RuIsu)

106 I'm so sick of precious little political covid. My husband (80) is buying every single bit of the hysteria, and he used to be a sensible man. Now turbo-concerned about people his age and older, he would pause the world, jeopardize the grandsons' education, his kids' lives, anything, to be totes safe from the scary virus.

Posted by: CN at December 21, 2020 08:12 AM (ONvIw)

107 12 I'm still waiting for Dr.Jill's hot sexcapade video to be released.

What is taking so long......

More coffee

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It'll be released around the same time as Sidney Powell's horse shit "Kraken."

Posted by: We can haz teh Kraken now? at December 21, 2020 08:13 AM (+G2jw)

108 12 I'm still waiting for Dr.Jill's hot sexcapade video to be released.

What is taking so long....


Has the identity of the foot in Hunter's video been released?

Posted by: blaster at December 21, 2020 08:13 AM (ZfRYq)

109 Actually it's more like Republican politics is the art of self-defeat and masking fear with affected highmindedness. Trump is a winner. There is the disconnect.
Posted by: Ordinary American at December 21, 2020 07:54 AM (H8QX


Look at either side of the aisle: take, say, Eric Swalwell and Ben Sasse. Do they look like adult winners? Fuck no, they look like bratty children. Trump is the one of the very few alpha adults in national politics. And it's painfully obvious.

Posted by: Captain Hate at December 21, 2020 08:13 AM (y7DUB)

110 Been denied service on a few occasions and the reply is always politely given--"Sorry about that, when this travesty plays out, then I'll be pleased to patronize your business."
Posted by: irongrampa at December 21, 2020


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If a business denies me service based on that, I say just as politely, "So I guess you don't want my money. I'll go somewhere else, then. Even after this nonsense is over."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 21, 2020 08:13 AM (rpbg1)

111 I'm still waiting for Dr.Jill's hot sexcapade video to be released.

What is taking so long......
________________

You really wanna see Geezers Gone Wild?

Be grateful for the delay!
Posted by: TrivialPursuer at December 21, 2020 08:12 AM (k4dH2)

i heard it was a 3 way with pelosi and kamala...

Posted by: SturmToddler at December 21, 2020 08:14 AM (+NdM9)

112 99 J.J. missed the funniest story of the day: some academic announced recently that today is the "Negro Solstice" when the "latent DNA abilities" of black people would unlock, allowing them to fly and shoot fireballs out of their fingers and crap.

I'd ask if any melanin-enhanced Morons or Ettes can confirm, but they later "clarified" that it won't work for conservative blacks, who will instead turn full white today.
Posted by: Ian S. at December 21, 2020 08:09 AM (6XLoz)
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This article is hilarious: "An Open Letter to Black People About Your Upcoming Superpowers":

https://tinyurl.com/y8c5xe7a

To do this, the National Institute for Genetic Gifts and Astronomic Superpowers (N.I.G.G.A.S) assembled a panel of experts, which includes:

Jerome Jamaal Jenkins Jr.: JJ-Squared became the first documented time traveler in 1943 when his mother Earlene actually slapped him into next week.

Yasmine James: A former McDonald’s employee who became an instructor at the Dora Milaje School of Wishing a Motherfucker Would.

Etc.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at December 21, 2020 08:14 AM (Dc2NZ)

113 You know what I hate most about COVID? It has made me mean. It's crap and I know it and I've reached the point where I despise anyone in a mask...even people I know.

I tell everyone they don't have to wear a mask around me and they strip it off every time, with most of them saying, "Thank you!"

And then they dutifully don it again. The people who inherited the greatest country on earth are gutless sheep.

Posted by: creeper at December 21, 2020 08:14 AM (XxJt1)

114 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELjgFKACcdQ

Posted by: MachiasPrivateer at December 21, 2020 08:16 AM (EMi53)

115 82 Good morning all!
I just saw on Twitter that the IMF has submitted a paper that calls for linking your "search history" to your financial credit score, which would in effect lower your score if you "visit websites marked harmful by their fact-checkers."
Posted by: jmel at December 21, 2020 08:02 AM (bVhJi)

Yeah. Because we all no there's no other entity from which to borrow money than banks....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 21, 2020 08:16 AM (/EuRN)

116 I'm so sick of precious little political covid. My husband (80) is buying every single bit of the hysteria, and he used to be a sensible man. Now turbo-concerned about people his age and older, he would pause the world, jeopardize the grandsons' education, his kids' lives, anything, to be totes safe from the scary virus.
Posted by: CN at December 21, 2020 08:12 AM (ONvIw)

right there with you CN.

the better half is all in on this covid shit. I get more grief from her about not wearing a mask than i do out in public. she says I "don't care about her or her family" when we visit, etc. it's for everyone else's health and shows i care, etc...

There's a reason i drink...

Posted by: SturmToddler at December 21, 2020 08:17 AM (+NdM9)

117 My husband (80) is buying every single bit of the hysteria, and he used to be a sensible man. Now turbo-concerned about people his age and older, he would pause the world, jeopardize the grandsons' education, his kids' lives, anything, to be totes safe from the scary virus.
Posted by: CN at December 21, 2020 08:12 AM (ONvIw)


Sorry to read that. He's a bit older than me but close enough to be considered my age peer and frankly there seem to be a lot more of him than me. No fools like old fools is being illustrated every day.

Posted by: Captain Hate at December 21, 2020 08:17 AM (y7DUB)

118 Posted by: Ian S. at December 21, 2020 08:09 AM (6XLoz)

Elijah Mohamed to the white courtesy phone, please!

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 21, 2020 08:17 AM (EZebt)

119 Don't think Thomas is going to let Roberts yell at him again.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 21, 2020 08:18 AM (CZm2G)

120 Jerome Jamaal Jenkins Jr.: JJ-Squared became the first documented time traveler in 1943 when his mother Earlene actually slapped him into next week.

Yasmine James: A former McDonalds employee who became an instructor at the Dora Milaje School of Wishing a Motherfucker Would.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at December 21, 2020 08:14 AM (Dc2NZ)

I'll let you know when I stop laughing.....

Probably some time around when the ONT drops....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 21, 2020 08:18 AM (/EuRN)

121 Posted by: CN at December 21, 2020 08:12 AM (ONvIw)

That must be difficult. I've been wondering how my parents would be handling this is they were still alive. They were very clear-thinking and tough people, but people change as they age. I think my mother would be the most skeptical and reluctant to allow herself to be oppressed or denied the simple joys of life.

Posted by: Ordinary American at December 21, 2020 08:19 AM (H8QX8)

122 So, it turns out the college football overlords left 9-2 Army out of the bowl games. That seems fair for a group of young men heading into the military : /

Posted by: Blacksheep at December 21, 2020 08:19 AM (6mvRv)

123
I'm so sick of precious little political covid. My husband (80) is
buying every single bit of the hysteria, and he used to be a sensible
man. Now turbo-concerned about people his age and older, he would pause
the world, jeopardize the grandsons' education, his kids' lives,
anything, to be totes safe from the scary virus.

-------

Its just another form of generational theft.

Posted by: SH at December 21, 2020 08:20 AM (sX1BW)

124 g'mornin Horde

morale is low this mortnin'

PDT needs to do whatever it takes to prevent this coup from succeeding. anything. bamn.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 TRUMP WON! at December 21, 2020 08:20 AM (pmEbq)

125 Right behind the ear, from a Smith and Wesson.
LoPecia Pressley: Prison Inmates Should Receive First Chinese Coronavirus Vaccines

JJ in fact any small caliber 22 or 22 LR pistol would work.

What do you have against Ruger??

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 21, 2020 08:21 AM (5QBw6)

126 Elijah Mohamed to the white courtesy phone, please!
Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 21, 2020 08:17 AM (EZebt)


That does sound a lot like the NOI's type of claptrap.

Posted by: Captain Hate at December 21, 2020 08:21 AM (y7DUB)

127 J.J. missed the funniest story of the day: some academic announced recently that today is the "Negro Solstice" when the "latent DNA abilities" of black people would unlock, allowing them to fly and shoot fireballs out of their fingers and crap.

I'd ask if any melanin-enhanced Morons or Ettes can confirm, but they later "clarified" that it won't work for conservative blacks, who will instead turn full white today.
Posted by: Ian S. at December 21, 2020 08:09 AM (6XLoz)

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How about us mixed folks?

Turning white and shooting fireballs from my fingertips wouldn't be so bad.

Posted by: SMH at December 21, 2020 08:21 AM (RU4sa)

128 Thanks morons!!

Posted by: Roxanne, Roxanne at December 21, 2020 08:21 AM (xU7mE)

129 122 So, it turns out the college football overlords left 9-2 Army out of the bowl games. That seems fair for a group of young men heading into the military : /
Posted by: Blacksheep at December 21, 2020 08:19 AM (6mvRv)


Well, kinda.

They were selected for the Independence Bowl, but that game has been cancelled because they can't a team to play them.

Posted by: blaster at December 21, 2020 08:21 AM (ZfRYq)

130 Masks are the ultimate half-assing measure.

Posted by: SH at December 21, 2020 08:22 AM (sX1BW)

131 ...frankly there seem to be a lot more of him than me. No fools like old fools is being illustrated every day.
Posted by: Captain Hate at December 21, 2020 08:17 AM (y7DUB)




I'm finding that to be the case, too, Captain. And it makes no sense. These people have lived through a dozen epi-pan/reminds. They know better. What pussified us?

Posted by: creeper at December 21, 2020 08:22 AM (XxJt1)

132 Solstice story:

2009 Pontiac Solstice Coupe, #764 of 1,152, ONE of 31 white

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 21, 2020 08:23 AM (5QBw6)

133 Jerome Jamaal Jenkins Jr.: JJ-Squared became the first documented time traveler in 1943 when his mother Earlene actually slapped him into next week.

Yasmine James: A former McDonalds employee who became an instructor at the Dora Milaje School of Wishing a Motherfucker Would.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at December 21, 2020 08:14 AM (Dc2NZ)

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LOL!

Posted by: SMH at December 21, 2020 08:23 AM (RU4sa)

134 32 "I hope these bastards all catch this new strain and drop dead (too harsh? )

Posted by: IC at December 21, 2020 07:23 AM (Nyumu)



not harsh enough. I want it to be a hemorrhaging flu to the media and politicos. and painful to boot.

Posted by: SturmToddler"

I prefer they are all quarantined in their apartment for and required to wear masks there to prevent spread of this dangerous disease. If it save one 93 y.o. granny...
Posted by: Ripley at December 21, 2020 07:32 AM (MxEKc)
__________

I understand how you wish them to suffer. But that just takes too long; they have to be alive for that. In this world anyway, more awaits in the next.

I just want them to swiftly and suddenly vanish away. The sooner the better.

Posted by: Eeyore at December 21, 2020 08:23 AM (7X3UV)

135 @131 epi-pan/demic

Grrrr

Posted by: creeper at December 21, 2020 08:23 AM (XxJt1)

136 i heard it was a 3 way with pelosi and kamala...
Posted by: SturmToddler at December 21, 2020 08:14 AM (+NdM9)

A lil covfefe vomit right there in the back of my throat

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 21, 2020 08:23 AM (5QBw6)

137 I'm finding that to be the case, too, Captain. And it makes no sense. These people have lived through a dozen epi-pan/reminds. They know better.

What pussified us?[b/]

Posted by: creeper


Participation Trophy/Helicopter parents generation.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 21, 2020 08:24 AM (+BbRO)

138 My husband (80) is buying every single bit of the hysteria, and he used to be a sensible man. Now turbo-concerned about people his age and older, he would pause the world, jeopardize the grandsons' education, his kids' lives, anything, to be totes safe from the scary virus.
Posted by: CN at December 21, 2020 08:12 AM (ONvIw)

Sorry to read that. He's a bit older than me but close enough to be considered my age peer and frankly there seem to be a lot more of him than me. No fools like old fools is being illustrated every day.
Posted by: Captain Hate at December 21, 2020


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All 3 of the old-enough-to-think-for-themselves members of my writing critique group have gone in on this stuff. Not so much our leader, he's a big-time Trumper and is skeptical of a lot of what we're being fed, but he has medical issues that *might* make the Lung Rot dangerous for him. The lady who recently moved from Ohio to Da Swamp is also in the higher-risk group, and says, "I don't mind wearing a mask."

The third, the 70-something Bernie Bro who is a Vietnam vet and has been a working guy all his life, and so ought to know better? He thinks the Lung Rot is the new Black Death, and is so around the bend with Trump Hate that he parrots the lies of the MSM and never checks even the most obvious details. (Instance: He states that Obama graduated Harvard Law, while Trump never finished college. Two seconds with DuckDuckGo brings you to DJT's bio, which states his college career including the Wharton School. But Bernie-Bro couldn't check that.)

I don't email with him any more.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 21, 2020 08:24 AM (rpbg1)

139 "30 28 Has any President chosen more chiefs of staff more consistently poorly than Trump? Really, this is embarrassing. He can't find ONE fucking person in America who can do the job with loyalty and toughness?
Posted by: Ordinary American at December 21, 2020 07:30 AM (H8QX


I was available,

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 21, 2020 07:30 AM (s2VJv) "



As we all were ... but the call never came.

SAD !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 TRUMP WON! at December 21, 2020 08:24 AM (pmEbq)

140 i heard it was a 3 way with pelosi and kamala...
Posted by: SturmToddler at December 21, 2020 08:14 AM (+NdM9)

A lil covfefe vomit right there in the back of my throat
Posted by: rhennigantx


Mouth just filled up.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 21, 2020 08:24 AM (+BbRO)

141 66 Salma Hayek has a pet owl.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CI3yFnhJ6Iv/
Posted by: Lizzy at December 21, 2020 07:55 AM (bDqIh)
________

Would she like a stuffed donkey? I'm available.

Posted by: Eeyore at December 21, 2020 08:24 AM (7X3UV)

142
Let's stay home and stay safe. Wear the damn mask. Stay six feet apart. Bend the curve. Social distance. The next two weeks will be crucial. Our hero teachers. Don't get tested unless you have symptoms. Get tested now! We're all in this together. Essential services only. The second wave. Cases surging. Hospital beds overflowing. Grim milestones. This is the new normal.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 21, 2020 08:25 AM (mht8P)

143 Good morning!

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

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 21, 2020 08:25 AM (u82oZ)

144 So, it turns out the college football overlords left 9-2 Army out of the bowl games. That seems fair for a group of young men heading into the military : /
Posted by: Blacksheep at December 21, 2020 08:19 AM (6mvRv)

Well, it's all about the money and Army don't draw enough water to fill one of Lou Saban's toilets on his yacht so off they go.

More coffee.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 21, 2020 08:26 AM (aD5Lz)

145 116 117 I'm noticing as people grow older, they fall into two categories as far as the Coup Flu goes. One group is absolutely petrified, takes notes while watching CNN, maybe even listens to people like Fredo's brother or that wop garden gnome Fauci. The other group goes about their business, maybe smiling, knowing they had a good run and are strong enough to survive this bullshit. Like Captain Hate says, group A seems to be growing, probably influenced a lot by their moronic offspring.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at December 21, 2020 08:26 AM (I58tH)

146 I read some of that roots article.


dear god, i made the mistake of reading past the list of panelists, and i think i'm now racist and much stupider than before. and i couldn't even get through the whole thing.

if this is what democrats are reading, and truly believe, then it's no wonder they're as bad off as they seem.

Posted by: SturmToddler at December 21, 2020 08:27 AM (+NdM9)

147 > Pontiac Solstice Coupe

It wasn't a bad looking car in it's day.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at December 21, 2020 08:27 AM (3H9h1)

148 Here's all you need to know about Democrats and the Chinese.

Chinese manufacturing is running at full tilt. They are running to regain American industries recovered by President Trump. Some of their companies have now moved into record territory.

American companies are still running under Chinese Flu Lockdown conditions. As Democrats continue to hurt our industries, the Chinese are using this as an opportunity to crush the American worker.

The same people who allowed the Chinese to take over our industries and militarize islands and atolls in the South China Sea, are now getting prominent spots with Biden.

BOHICA and f you to every person who voted for Biden or Democrats.

Posted by: Marcus T at December 21, 2020 08:27 AM (VpIIl)

149 I think my mother would be the most skeptical and reluctant to allow herself to be oppressed or denied the simple joys of life.
Posted by: Ordinary American at December 21, 2020 08:19 AM (H8QX

My Dad is in his eighties, he's never even mentioned Covid...but then again, he was a Marine fighter pilot, so not sure he ever feared death anyway

Posted by: Boswell at December 21, 2020 08:28 AM (w2LAm)

150 Let's stay home and stay safe. Wear the damn mask. Stay six feet apart. Bend the curve. Social distance. The next two weeks will be crucial. Our hero teachers. Don't get tested unless you have symptoms. Get tested now! We're all in this together. Essential services only. The second wave. Cases surging. Hospital beds overflowing. Grim milestones. This is the new normal.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 21, 2020


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I've stopped listening to America in the Morning, the 2-hour news recap on my local Rush L. station. They repeat this garbage, and run the Fox News feed which triples it. My local TV stations are the same, good only for weather and traffic reports. I'm actually considering subscribing to OAN so I'll have a source of real news in the AM.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 21, 2020 08:29 AM (rpbg1)

151 All 3 of the old-enough-to-think-for-themselves members of my writing critique group have gone in on this stuff. Not so much our leader, he's a big-time Trumper and is skeptical of a lot of what we're being fed, but he has medical issues that *might* make the Lung Rot dangerous for him.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius



Ask him "why doesn't the seasonal flu, that kills upwards of 80,000 a year, WITH a vaccine", scare him?

That's 80,000 straight flu deaths, non jerry-rigged numbers, ie., motor cycle deaths with covid, gun shot deaths, with covid, etc.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 21, 2020 08:29 AM (+BbRO)

152 147 > Pontiac Solstice Coupe

It wasn't a bad looking car in it's day.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at December 21, 2020 08:27 AM (3H9h1)

February 6th, 2003.

An otherwise uneventful day.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 21, 2020 08:29 AM (/EuRN)

153 China has attacked the world via germ warfare. Why is everyone (aside from here) so afraid to point that out?

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 21, 2020 08:29 AM (E+OcO)

154 I'm finding that to be the case, too, Captain. And it makes no sense. These people have lived through a dozen epi-pan/reminds. They know better. What pussified us?
Posted by: creeper at December 21, 2020 08:22 AM (XxJt1)


It's hard to escape blaming popular culture which has always been boomer centric and stroking us about what a great generation we were, which I sporadically see some here have bought into. The concept of growing old gracefully and not making a spectacle out of oneself eludes many. I'm very comfortable knowing I won't live forever but it scares the fuck out of many.

Posted by: Captain Hate at December 21, 2020 08:30 AM (y7DUB)

155 99 J.J. missed the funniest story of the day: some academic announced recently that today is the "Negro Solstice" when the "latent DNA abilities" of black people would unlock, allowing them to fly and shoot fireballs out of their fingers and crap.

I'd ask if any melanin-enhanced Morons or Ettes can confirm, but they later "clarified" that it won't work for conservative blacks, who will instead turn full white today.
Posted by: Ian S. at December 21, 2020 08:09 AM (6XLoz)
________

Fly?

How about from helicopters?

Posted by: Eeyore at December 21, 2020 08:32 AM (7X3UV)

156 The school Christmas events (oops! Winter Solstice Festival) on-line with Zoom or whatever were pathetic. I didn't even pretend to care and my kids didn't participate. The schools have a problem, how will they teach the kiddies the beloved traditions of Kwanzaa if they aren't at the evens?

Posted by: Ripley at December 21, 2020 08:32 AM (MxEKc)

157 China has attacked the world via germ warfare. Why is everyone (aside from here) so afraid to point that out?
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 21, 2020 08:29 AM (E+OcO)

===

Money

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 21, 2020 08:32 AM (EZebt)

158 I've been shot at. I am not afraid of a virus. I also have 80 plus year old family members who call bullshit on this entire Chinese Crud Scam. They are out there, still doing what they do and hate the mask shit.

One of them said to me the other day, "nobody lives forever. Maybe if these people didn't try to kill God so much, they wouldn't be afraid to die".

Posted by: Marcus T at December 21, 2020 08:33 AM (VpIIl)

159 Maybe if these people didn't try to kill God so much, they wouldn't be afraid to die".
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This is a pretty accurate summary of where our world is today.

Posted by: SH at December 21, 2020 08:34 AM (sX1BW)

160 Mornin' Horde.

Yesterday was 16 years since mom passed. Next Sunday will be four since dad. I liked this time of year better when the fresh memories were good ones and there wasn't some gang of jackasses hell bent on keeping you from ever making any more good ones.

Posted by: DOCTOR-Elect Brother Tim (@BrotherTimMTG on Parler) at December 21, 2020 08:34 AM (OUMaO)

161 I'm very comfortable knowing I won't live forever but it scares the fuck out of many.
Posted by: Captain Hate at December 21, 2020 08:30 AM (y7DUB)

The people who have the most are the worst. The ones harvesting baby plasma to live forever.

Posted by: Ordinary American at December 21, 2020 08:34 AM (H8QX8)

162 I anticipate that there will be a DEM rescue poll in GA, either today or tomorrow, from one of their crackwhores, either Quinnipiac or PPP.

These outfits always capture the bottom 2 slots for past accuracy, on any list which ranks pollsters.

So, they HAVE to get something out there to break up the emerging narrative that the GOP seems to be headed for victory in GA.

The GOP is outspending them, too.

Posted by: mnw at December 21, 2020 08:35 AM (Cssks)

163 Climate Czar

Fucking stupid!!! What is she going to do, drop virgins into hurricanes? Sacrifice children before winter storms?

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 21, 2020 08:36 AM (5QBw6)

164 Just saw some CDC ad on FB.

Guy says I wear a mask because it is a small price to pay to protect our freedoms.

Wait, wut?

Posted by: blaster at December 21, 2020 08:36 AM (ZfRYq)

165 I've been shot at. I am not afraid of a virus. I also have 80 plus year old family members who call bullshit on this entire Chinese Crud Scam. They are out there, still doing what they do and hate the mask shit.

One of them said to me the other day, "nobody lives forever. Maybe if these people didn't try to kill God so much, they wouldn't be afraid to die".
Posted by: Marcus T at December 21, 2020 08:33 AM (VpIIl)

both my parents are mid 70s and had it a couple months ago. it was rough on dad, he was pretty close to having to go to the hospital apparently, delirious and didn't eat for a week. but he pulled through and now jokes that it was a great diet plan, said he lost 20 pounds in less than 2 weeks...

mom didn't have it as bad. said it was a bad cold / flu for her. they don't go out much, but they're not able to now because peoples republic of IL. but they went along with the mask stuff mostly because they had to to get anything.

they know it's real, but even they don't believe the BS the media is putting out about this crap. and they HAD it.

Posted by: SturmToddler at December 21, 2020 08:37 AM (+NdM9)

166 By the way, the insurrection act reads, in part, "the President, using the militia, or the armed services". That means the militia of the United States is the preferred legal means for dealing with insurrections.
Mr President, activate the militia, restore former military to their previous military rank to be in charge, and let us take out the insurrectionist governments of CA, NY, MI, PA, WI, and their Antifa/BLM brown shirts.

Posted by: An Observation sez China Joe not my president at December 21, 2020 08:37 AM (hyBar)

167 Good morning, Horde! Here in my locale, it is shaping up to be a beautiful day in Post-America!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 21, 2020 08:37 AM (hYcqw)

168 Christmas Star - once in a lifetime event. Not seen since the 1200's.


https://tinyurl.com/ycr5zw8z

Posted by: rickb223 at December 21, 2020 08:37 AM (+BbRO)

169 Guy says I wear a mask because it is a small price to pay to protect our freedoms.

Wait, wut?
Posted by: blaster at December 21, 2020 08:36 AM (ZfRYq)

Now that's authentically Orwellian.

Posted by: Ordinary American at December 21, 2020 08:38 AM (H8QX8)

170 Milton Friedman, PBUH, once said "I do not believe that the solution to our problem is simply to elect the right people. The important thing is to establish a political climate of opinion which will make it politically profitable for the wrong people to do the right thing." We have got until January 6th to figure out how to do that.



____________




The international communists, with Beijing fully in control now, have made it far more politically (and more importantly, financially) profitable for the wrong people to do the wrong thing. We had in-your-face overt treason in the White House back during Clinton/Gore vis-a-vis China and not only were they not punished, they were subsequently rewarded for it.


I went to the Reagan Library when President Reagan (PBUH) was laid to rest there and remember writing to a mailing list of conservative friends that his passing seemed fitting at that time as it had indeed become "Evening in America."

In a cruel irony, Trump's miraculous win and effectiveness -- combined with exposing the criminal enterprises underlying "our betters" -- have likely accelerated our demise and death rattle ...

Posted by: ShainS at December 21, 2020 08:38 AM (WqPYg)

171 One of them said to me the other day, "nobody lives forever. Maybe if these people didn't try to kill God so much, they wouldn't be afraid to die".
Posted by: Marcus T at December 21, 2020 08:33 AM (VpIIl)


I can't improve on that analysis except to add that most religions have bent over to the state and forsaken the flock.

Posted by: Captain Hate at December 21, 2020 08:38 AM (y7DUB)

172 January 6th in DC

Our President has issued a clarion call for all Patriots to be in DC 1/6/2021.

Maybe the COBs/ HQ Platinum members could suggest a staging area for the Horde Troops showing up in DC on the 6th?

Posted by: Voter theater. at December 21, 2020 08:38 AM (7NYAf)

173 The fear is what frustrates me the most. I am all recovered now, but people are still afraid of me. I am going to have to convince myself that that is their issue not mine.

Posted by: Quirky bookworm at December 21, 2020 08:38 AM (EbJ6H)

174 "The people who have the most are the worst. The ones harvesting baby plasma to live forever.

Posted by: Ordinary American at December 21, 2020 08:34 AM (H8QX "



I'm sure they are uncomfortably aware that at death they will meet their master, the Father of Lies.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 TRUMP WON! at December 21, 2020 08:39 AM (pmEbq)

175

I forgot OR, and WA.

Posted by: An Observation sez China Joe not my president at December 21, 2020 08:39 AM (hyBar)

176 168 Christmas Star - once in a lifetime event. Not seen since the 1200's.


https://tinyurl.com/ycr5zw8z
Posted by: rickb223 at December 21, 2020 08:37 AM (+BbRO)

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I got the hub a telescope as an early Christmas gift.

He's looking forward to testing it out after work this evening.

Posted by: SMH at December 21, 2020 08:40 AM (RU4sa)

177 Just saw some CDC ad on FB.

Guy says I wear a mask because it is a small price to pay to protect our freedoms.

Wait, wut?
Posted by: blaster


Those are the freedoms the government gives out.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 21, 2020 08:40 AM (+BbRO)

178 It's one thing if you fear death because you fear God's judgment. That's natural. Who among us has lived the perfect life? It's another if you simply fear losing your life because you believe beyond that there is emptiness. The former is introspective, measured and grounded. The latter is frivolous, full of reckless conceit, dangerous and selfish.

Posted by: Marcus T at December 21, 2020 08:40 AM (VpIIl)

179 In 2020 the endemic fraud underlying most of our institutions became undeniable. What will the response be in 2021?
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On the surface, probably nothing. You can't question them without being banned at best or harassed and "occupied" in worse cases. So superficially, there will be no change.

But how many people are there like me? I now assume that everyone is lying about everything. Unless I personally know the person or the person has a long, rich history of thoughtfulness and honesty, I actively *distrust* them by default. I imagine I am not alone. But I have no way to know.

That is the other side of the coin with all the canceling and deplatforming and harassing. I feel all alone except for the Horde, but I know I'm not. It is just hard to convince myself of that. This is psychologically and logistically difficult. On the other side, though, *they* don't know either! They have created an intelligence vacuum. Nobody knows how many people are scoffing, disregarding and tuning out - or who those people are.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 21, 2020 08:41 AM (hYcqw)

180 Christmas best wishes with a friend were exchanged yesterday over the phone. Told her I was having a little trouble hearing with stuffed ears. Now, I've always had wax buildup trouble since I was a kid, and I'll get the sniffles and sometimes ear stuffiness in the winter. First words out of friend's mouth "You should get tested for covid". 'Splained the above to her and got "well, maybe you should get tested anyway".

Posted by: bill in arkansas at December 21, 2020 08:41 AM (I58tH)

181 One of them said to me the other day, "nobody lives forever. Maybe if these people didn't try to kill God so much, they wouldn't be afraid to die".
Posted by: Marcus T at December 21, 2020 08:33 AM (VpIIl)

Shhh. You'll give away the punchline.

Posted by: God at December 21, 2020 08:41 AM (Y8DtA)

182 People have all gone mad. So much so that you can't even disagree with them. And why do they fear death so much? None of us are getting out of this alive. Get right with the Lord and then you'll be ready when your time comes. Until then, do your best.

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at December 21, 2020 08:42 AM (rWZ8Y)

183 JJ your news round up is excellent as usual. However, you did miss this little news item.....

The Department of the Air Force issued orders today to Chief Master Sergeant S. Claus, recalling him to active duty, with a RNLTD of 24 Dec 2020.
Chief Claus is a reservist, with 1,743 years of service. He specializes as a tactical operator of the next generation DEC-25B, Cargo Airborne Delivery (CAnDY) Carrier.


Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at December 21, 2020 08:42 AM (Vxu+H)

184 Ask him "why doesn't the seasonal flu, that kills upwards of 80,000 a year, WITH a vaccine", scare him?

That's 80,000 straight flu deaths, non jerry-rigged numbers, ie., motor cycle deaths with covid, gun shot deaths, with covid, etc.
Posted by: rickb223 at December 21, 2020


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If numbers get involved, his mind shuts down even tighter. I pointed out the CDC's own numbers stating only 6% of the "COVID deaths" are due to COVID alone, and calculated that out to mean that on average, this metro area has lost only 15 people a month since all this started. "We lose more than that," I said, "to shootings."

No reply, and certainly nothing dealing with the numbers, except more Trump hate and accusations that I've "been watching Fox News."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 21, 2020 08:43 AM (rpbg1)

185 "I can't improve on that analysis except to add that most religions have bent over to the state and forsaken the flock.
Posted by: Captain Hate at December 21, 2020 08:38 AM (y7DUB)"

I wouldn't disagree. Men are flawed. Organizations run by men are also flawed.

That's why I really try to focus on doctrine and the text of the Bible. More often than not, you need to separate mans interpretations from God's word.

Posted by: Marcus T at December 21, 2020 08:43 AM (VpIIl)

186 Now that Fox News has gone to the Dark Side, how does the reflexive Lefty oh you must watch Fox News even work?

Posted by: blaster at December 21, 2020 08:44 AM (ZfRYq)

187 Wow. Just heard Apple is closing many/most of their stores becasue of corona 2nd/3rd/4th wave. And these are he really Smart People, I am flabbergasted how deep the insanity has gripped the nation.


Posted by: Ripley at December 21, 2020 08:44 AM (MxEKc)

188 You don't suppose these people actually think they might get out alive, do you?

Posted by: creeper at December 21, 2020 08:44 AM (XxJt1)

189 {{{Salty}}}

Posted by: creeper at December 21, 2020 08:45 AM (XxJt1)

190 Wow. Just heard Apple is closing many/most of their stores becasue of
corona 2nd/3rd/4th wave. And these are he really Smart People, I am
flabbergasted how deep the insanity has gripped the nation.

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Lucky for Apple, they don't need to have their stores open to continue to make money.

Posted by: SH at December 21, 2020 08:45 AM (sX1BW)

191 Sorry to read that. He's a bit older than me but close enough to be considered my age peer and frankly there seem to be a lot more of him than me. No fools like old fools is being illustrated every day.
Posted by: Captain Hate at December 21, 2020

It's awful. He wants to cancel everyone's life for a perceived benefit to himself and other elderly. He screeched at my daughter for taking her pup to an outdoor obedience class. If he and people like him keep it up, people will find it easy to hate them. I, myself, lie about my whereabouts. When I bought him his anniversary present, I ventured into a dealers building (horrors). I had to lie and say the transaction was in the damn parking lot. He's losing his mind over this.

Posted by: CN at December 21, 2020 08:46 AM (ONvIw)

192 "No reply, and certainly nothing dealing with the numbers, except more Trump hate and accusations that I've "been watching Fox News."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 21, 2020 08:43 AM (rpbg1) "



Extra hilarious now that they have gone over to the Dark Side.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 TRUMP WON! at December 21, 2020 08:46 AM (pmEbq)

193 And speaking of "people like me," how many people out there are unreachable now?

I don't watch TV news anymore because I am tired of being lied to. I don't watch cable or broadcast entertainment TV anymore because I long ago grew weary of ill-conceived and poorly executed culture-destroying dreck masquerading as "fun." I don't listen to the radio because I don't commute anymore. I don't read the newspaper because they're at least as bad as TV news. I barely even read online news anymore. I tune out PA announcements at the store because they've all become tedious COVID nonsense.

When I am out an about, I *do* read placards and signs because I compulsively read text - I actually can't not read it. But that's as far as it goes, and I drift over things without really processing them at this point.

I am damn near unreachable. Not even the EAS can reach me at this point. I wonder how many others there are out there.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 21, 2020 08:46 AM (hYcqw)

194 For lockdown 2, I'm going to advocate for full lockdowns where you have to go to a distribution center to get your food rations.

Posted by: SH at December 21, 2020 08:46 AM (sX1BW)

195 Still better than the Vatican nativity:

https://tinyurl.com/y8ombadx

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at December 21, 2020 08:47 AM (Dc2NZ)

196 Ask him "why doesn't the seasonal flu, that kills upwards of 80,000 a year, WITH a vaccine", scare him?

That's 80,000 straight flu deaths, non jerry-rigged numbers, ie., motor cycle deaths with covid, gun shot deaths, with covid, etc.
Posted by: rickb223 at December 21, 2020

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If numbers get involved, his mind shuts down even tighter. I pointed out the CDC's own numbers stating only 6% of the "COVID deaths" are due to COVID alone, and calculated that out to mean that on average, this metro area has lost only 15 people a month since all this started. "We lose more than that," I said, "to shootings."
. . ."
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 21, 2020


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Rick, I misread your comment. You were referring to my more reasonable member, where I was referring to the 'round-the-bend Bernie Bro. The guy you mention might actually listen to details about numbers. He has always been careful about flu as well.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 21, 2020 08:47 AM (rpbg1)

197 Like Captain Hate says, group A seems to be growing, probably influenced a lot by their moronic offspring.
Posted by: bill in arkansas at December 21, 2020 08:26 AM (I58tH)


My children, although in California and far away, have been relatively sane during this. They married reasonably grounded husbands so that helps. They don't fight submitting to the state as much as I do but, as I told them when they were growing up "unless I have a stroke, I'll always know more in total than you do".

When I read a month or so ago that a son refused to travel to spend a last Thanksgiving with his dying father, I'd like to think my children would do better.

Posted by: Captain Hate at December 21, 2020 08:48 AM (y7DUB)

198 By the way, everyone needs to watch The Dan Bongino Show from last Friday ( episode 1418 ). https://tinyurl.com/yc46aso4


Posted by: An Observation sez China Joe not my president at December 21, 2020 08:48 AM (FM8bk)

199 My husband (80) is buying every single bit of the hysteria, and he used to be a sensible man. Now turbo-concerned about people his age and older, he would pause the world, jeopardize the grandsons' education, his kids' lives, anything, to be totes safe from the scary virus.
Posted by: CN at December 21, 2020 08:12 AM (ONvIw)
+++++++++++++
I am sorry to hear that. I know a woman in her 60s with the same attitude. My own mother, though, serves as a counterpoint. She's in her mid 70s and has said she'd rather die than see the world destroyed in her name.

As always, there're a variety of opinions.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 21, 2020 08:48 AM (hYcqw)

200 Short version for some older people: I am afraid to die and have been scared into that posture because I am ignorant and more impressionable than a five year-old. So I am willing to burn everything down- my countries future, liberty, other people's well-being, my families safety, to save my own ass.

Posted by: Marcus T at December 21, 2020 08:49 AM (VpIIl)

201 176 168> Christmas Star

I pulled my 8" Orion reflector out to view the planets last night. (The Orion reflector is a telescope for the perverts here.) With a good ocular we could see the rings of Saturn, it's moon Titan, Jupiter and 4 of its moons. All in the same spot. Pretty cool.

I tried to take a photo with my Nikon P80, but even held steady using my grill as a perch it wasn't very clear.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at December 21, 2020 08:49 AM (3H9h1)

202 "No reply, and certainly nothing dealing with the numbers, except more Trump hate and accusations that I've "been watching Fox News."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 21, 2020 08:43 AM (rpbg1) "


Extra hilarious now that they have gone over to the Dark Side.
Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 TRUMP WON! at December 21, 2020


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Oh, yes. I used to tell him, "If you think Fox is 'right-wing' or 'conservative,' I have some oceanfront property to sell you in Arizona."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 21, 2020 08:49 AM (rpbg1)

203 "I am flabbergasted how deep the insanity has gripped the nation."


As many here have pointed out -- virulent Godlessness.

Posted by: Ordinary American at December 21, 2020 08:49 AM (H8QX8)

204 My fear is that if Jelly Brain gets in, he will begin wholesale persecution of the churches because they use, his words, "religion to hide their hate". IOW, teaching church doctrine that homosexuality is condemned in the Bible. Possibly stripping churches of their tax-exempt policies.

Posted by: jmel at December 21, 2020 08:49 AM (bVhJi)

205 Good morning, y'all. From the brilliant Phil Kerpen on Twitter:

Slow the spread
Flatten the curve
Crush the curve
Lockdown until vaccine
Vaccine changes nothing

Posted by: callsign claymore at December 21, 2020 08:49 AM (btKsG)

206 Rick, I misread your comment. You were referring to my more reasonable member, where I was referring to the 'round-the-bend Bernie Bro. The guy you mention might actually listen to details about numbers. He has always been careful about flu as well.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius


Sorry. Should have been more specific.
Yeah, the Bernie Bro sounds gone.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 21, 2020 08:49 AM (+BbRO)

207 they know it's real, but even they don't believe the BS the media is putting out about this crap. and they HAD it.
Posted by: SturmToddler at December 21, 2020 08:37 AM (+NdM9)

That is what needs to happen for some. My dad was a bit scared and concerned when everything shut down. Then he got it. He was sick with the equivalent of the flu for four days and then weak as a kitten for a week. After that, he wised up and realized what shit this is. Maybe if more people got it, they would learn? We don't let ourselves or our children get sick these days.

Thanks, JJ, and Happy Birthday!

Posted by: Catherine at December 21, 2020 08:49 AM (KzgGT)

208 I watch a blogger from NYC, he is a small business man, talking about the 'right to repair' push. In India the average Apple worker makes about 6 dollars a month. Think about it, 6 dollars a month! Engineers make about 100 dollars a month. And the Apple CEO talks about social justice here in the USA and his support for BLM....He doesn't give a shit about the builders of his expensive products in India, really.

Posted by: Colin at December 21, 2020 08:50 AM (RMFfD)

209 i suppose i now have to venture onto the ONT to get the others.

wish me luck...
Posted by: SturmToddler at December 21, 2020 07:15 AM


Assuming you make it back, perhaps Obama's ghostwriter can help you craft the bestselling memoir "A Daywalker's Adventures Among The Night Crawlers". ;-)

Posted by: Duncanthrax at December 21, 2020 08:50 AM (DMUuz)

210 When I read a month or so ago that a son refused to travel to spend a
last Thanksgiving with his dying father, I'd like to think my children
would do better.
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I think for many, Covid is just an excuse for not doing things they don't want to do or an excuse for their poor life choices.

Posted by: SH at December 21, 2020 08:50 AM (sX1BW)

211 179, 193 -

with ya 100% on both of those Joe.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 TRUMP WON! at December 21, 2020 08:50 AM (pmEbq)

212 @JordanSchachtel

Welcome to the COVID Testing Industrial Complex, which is fast becoming a $100 billion a year industry

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at December 21, 2020 08:50 AM (QUOVv)

213 Salma Hayek is married to a billionaire.

Further proof of my conviction that money is the solution to just about every problem.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 21, 2020 08:50 AM (2JVJo)

214 30yo son has spent the last 9 months living in mortal fear of the wuflu. Constantly masked up. Completely ate up with millennialism/leftism. (A sad thing to see, I must say, in direct contradiction of how I raised him ... but g/f's have the power, as do colleges.)

Calls me last week to tell me he'd lost taste and smell but felt fine, no other symptoms. Tested positive. Now quarantined for 10 days and mad as all get out about it. Completely symptom-free except for taste/smell loss.

Fingers crossed that the cognitive dissonance may seep in and get him to thinking about this 'obey your betters, they know what's best for you' crap.

Posted by: one of the quiet ones at December 21, 2020 08:51 AM (2GPSc)

215 it would be more in accordance with our ideas to tell the people the truth, instead of populating the world with saboteurs and devils.

This describes most of the people in the US today. Every theory of race, social justice, and reform is based on the ideas that the reason we cannot have (whatever it is we are missing or want) nice things is that someone is standing the the doorway and blocking you from entering.

PDT did... PDT did NOT... My mom never... My dad always...

And religions of the world have zero problems with the ideas that some Saboteurs and Devils are the root of societies problems WHILE never addressing the ideas of the DEVIL and SIN in an induvial life is destroying their souls minute by minute.

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 21, 2020 08:51 AM (5QBw6)

216 208 I watch a blogger from NYC, he is a small business man, talking about the 'right to repair' push. In India the average Apple worker makes about 6 dollars a month. Think about it, 6 dollars a month! Engineers make about 100 dollars a month. And the Apple CEO talks about social justice here in the USA and his support for BLM....He doesn't give a shit about the builders of his expensive products in India, really.
Posted by: Colin at December 21, 2020 08:50 AM (RMFfD)

THis election was about more money for the billionaires

Posted by: CN at December 21, 2020 08:51 AM (ONvIw)

217 Morning everyone. I'm sleeping later and later it seems. My biggest peeve is now seeing commericals with people wearing masks, like it's normal.

Posted by: Jewells45TRUMPWON! at December 21, 2020 08:51 AM (nxdel)

218
*puts on elf cap*

*sings*

You better watch out
You better stay hid
You better stay safe
You know what you did
A new strain of Corona is here!

It's taking your job
Your kids and your wife
If 29 or over
It's taking your life
A new strain of Corona is here!

The Democrats are happy
It got rid of Dread Trump
They'll help the Chinese dominate
So, lubricate your rump
Hey!!!

You better hide out
And never stay calm
No holiday, kids
Start begging for alms
A new strain of Corona is here!

*bows*

*shakes jingle bells*

*exit stage*

Posted by: naturalfake at December 21, 2020 08:52 AM (dWwl8)

219 Friends - if you have a minute, pray for my sweet friend Emily and her kids. They were in a car accident yesterday and her and the kids are okay but unfortunately her husband didn't make it. The kids are 5 yrs old and under. (This is a strong, faithful, trump-loving family too). It's all so heartbreaking.
Posted by: Roxanne, Roxanne at December 21, 2020 07:48 AM (xU7mE)
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That is horrible.
Yes, I will keep them in my prayers.

Posted by: redridinghood at December 21, 2020 08:52 AM (NpAcC)

220 Off to take care of bizness. Stay safe, everyone!

*dons steampunk Plague Doctor mask*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at December 21, 2020 08:52 AM (Dc2NZ)

221 Seeing what I can do with my boss about the 6th.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 21, 2020 08:53 AM (qtetC)

222 199 My husband (80) is buying every single bit of the hysteria, and he used to be a sensible man. Now turbo-concerned about people his age and older, he would pause the world, jeopardize the grandsons' education, his kids' lives, anything, to be totes safe from the scary virus.
Posted by: CN at December 21, 2020 08:12 AM (ONvIw)

Vampires. They gladly sacrifice the young for a little bit more of their own wretched existence.

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 21, 2020 08:53 AM (V2Yro)

223 @RichardGrenell

"familiar with the speculation" is code for the gossip of the DC crowd.

"No special insight" means no access to the actual facts.


@RichardHaass
I am of course familiar with the speculation, & possess no special insight into what is motivating @realDonaldTrump,

but there is no foreign policy rationale to justify his consistent pattern for 4 years now of doing the bidding of Putin & Russia. None. https://nyti.ms/3nAa5TS
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Hey Richard, you just got owned.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 21, 2020 08:53 AM (CZm2G)

224 "We have never been a nation of laws and never will be; we are a nation of political will and always will be."

Steve Deace

Posted by: SandyCheeks at December 21, 2020 08:53 AM (u1+n/)

225 {{{....creeper....}}}

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 21, 2020 08:53 AM (u82oZ)

226 Oath Keepers will be present in DC on 06 Jan.

Posted by: irongrampa at December 21, 2020 08:54 AM (KATBx)

227 216
208 I watch a blogger from NYC, he is a small business man, talking
about the 'right to repair' push. In India the average Apple worker
makes about 6 dollars a month. Think about it, 6 dollars a month!
Engineers make about 100 dollars a month. And the Apple CEO talks about
social justice here in the USA and his support for BLM....He doesn't
give a shit about the builders of his expensive products in India,
really.

Posted by: Colin at December 21, 2020 08:50 AM (RMFfD)



THis election was about more money for the billionaires

Posted by: CN at December 21, 2020 08:51 AM (ONvIw)

I can't decide if I like Rothman or not. He's got a gift with micro-electronics though.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at December 21, 2020 08:54 AM (CQ3Qb)

228 Does anyone here watch any mainstream entertainment products that aren't sports? If so, I have a question: is stuff being produced this year showing people normally or showing people in masks and crap like that? If it is the former, is neutral or aspirational?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 21, 2020 08:54 AM (hYcqw)

229 217 Morning everyone. I'm sleeping later and later it seems. My biggest peeve is now seeing commericals with people wearing masks, like it's normal.
Posted by: Jewells45TRUMPWON! at December 21, 2020 08:51 AM (nxdel)

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Morning!

I don't watch network or cable TV, so spared seeing that.

Not surprising, though.

Gotta reinforce the indoctrination.

Posted by: SMH at December 21, 2020 08:54 AM (RU4sa)

230 My biggest peeve is now seeing commericals with people wearing masks, like it's normal.
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It certainly does normalize it. Easy to see this becoming the new normal. I'm surprised how many really don't seem to care. I also know if not mandated, most would take it off. Though there are some who will wear a mask the rest of their life. So many really just don't seem to care.

Posted by: SH at December 21, 2020 08:54 AM (sX1BW)

231 Shhh. You'll give away the punchline.
Posted by: God at December 21, 2020 08:41 AM (Y8DtA)

The Punch Line is where everyone lines up, and St. Peter gives each one in turn a sock to the breadbasket.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 21, 2020 08:54 AM (/EuRN)

232 Planets radii

Jupiter (69,911 km / 43,441 miles) 1,120% the size of Earth
Saturn (58,232 km / 36,184 miles) 945% the size of Earth
Uranus (25,362 km / 15,759 miles) 400% the size of Earth
Neptune (24,622 km / 15,299 miles) 388% the size of Earth
Earth (6,371 km / 3,959 miles)
Venus (6,052 km / 3,761 miles) 95% the size of Earth
Mars (3,390 km / 2,460 miles) 53% the size of Earth
Mercury (2,440 km / 1,516 miles) 38% the size of Earth

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 21, 2020 08:55 AM (5QBw6)

233
Dr Put the Lime in the Coconut
*******
Welp, I got my first laugh of the day with that. Thanks.

Posted by: Thanatopsis at beautiful Chancre del Diablo ranch at December 21, 2020 08:55 AM (bQRJE)

234 The sun came up is a very slightly overcast sky (high altitude clouds) but a weak Green Flash was seen. Green mixed with yellow.

Gonna take that as a positive portent.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 21, 2020 08:55 AM (u82oZ)

235 Still better than the Vatican nativity:

https://tinyurl.com/y8ombadx
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at December 21, 2020 08:47 AM (Dc2NZ)
+++++++++++
Easily. At least that's comprehensible.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 21, 2020 08:55 AM (hYcqw)

236 Wearing a mask is a small price to pay to protect our freedoms. That's right up there with wearing a yellow star gets you expedited train boarding.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at December 21, 2020 08:55 AM (I58tH)

237 199 My husband (80) is buying every single bit of the hysteria, and he used to be a sensible man. Now turbo-concerned about people his age and older, he would pause the world, jeopardize the grandsons' education, his kids' lives, anything, to be totes safe from the scary virus.
Posted by: CN at December 21, 2020 08:12 AM (ONvIw)


My aunt who just turned 90 was a bio-chemist and headed the lab at one of the nation's leading hospitals. Her husband, also 90, was an engineer and worked on lasers for one of the biggest defense contractors. Both hate the Left, support Trump... yet are still freaked out over this virus.

Ugh.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 21, 2020 08:55 AM (s2VJv)

238 Poland to fine social media companies that censor lawful speech. A new bill will prohibit Big Tech companies to remove content or block accounts if the content does not break Polish law.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 21, 2020 08:56 AM (CZm2G)

239 Posted by: rhennigantx at December 21, 2020 08:55 AM (5QBw6)

For some reason it bothers me that you didn't write:

"Earth ... 100% the size of Earth".

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 21, 2020 08:56 AM (/EuRN)

240 When I am out an about, I *do* read placards and signs because I compulsively read text - I actually can't not read it. But that's as far as it goes, and I drift over things without really processing them at this point.

I am damn near unreachable. Not even the EAS can reach me at this point. I wonder how many others there are out there.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 21, 2020 08:46 AM (hYcqw)

I'm there with you. I had taken our local paper for years, to keep up with what was going on locally, and now that's stopped. Ever since they got my letter concerning all the pro-Biden cheerleading they'd been doing. I watched The Greatest Story Ever Told last night, 3 1/2 hours. I hadn't seen it in a long time, I'd forgotten how well made it was.

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 21, 2020 08:56 AM (V2Yro)

241 236 Wearing a mask is a small price to pay to protect our freedoms. That's right up there with wearing a yellow star gets you expedited train boarding.
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I prefer being required to wear a Happy Face pin. Better flare by far.

Posted by: Puddin Head at December 21, 2020 08:57 AM (XJfQq)

242
"Earth ... 100% the size of Earth".

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 21, 2020 08:56 AM (/EuRN)

Debunked

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at December 21, 2020 08:57 AM (CQ3Qb)

243 SMH, I don't watch TV either except for the game yesterday. CBS makes me want to vomit.

Posted by: Jewells45TRUMPWON! at December 21, 2020 08:58 AM (nxdel)

244 Planets radii

Jupiter (69,911 km / 43,441 miles) 1,120% the size of Earth
Saturn (58,232 km / 36,184 miles) 945% the size of Earth
Uranus (25,362 km / 15,759 miles) 400% the size of Earth
Neptune (24,622 km / 15,299 miles) 388% the size of Earth
Earth (6,371 km / 3,959 miles)
Venus (6,052 km / 3,761 miles) 95% the size of Earth
Mars (3,390 km / 2,460 miles) 53% the size of Earth
Mercury (2,440 km / 1,516 miles) 38% the size of Earth
Posted by: rhennigantx at December 21, 2020 08:55 AM (5QBw6)



So, the takeaway here is that Earth is smaller than Uranus.

Posted by: naturalfake at December 21, 2020 08:58 AM (dWwl8)

245 When I was a movie extra in November, the mask wearing was a strong ritual, until the filming started.

I guess because actors and actresses want to show off their face to their adoring multitudes.

Can't have fake science get in the way of your ego.

The mask thing is now dogma to the Left.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 21, 2020 08:58 AM (u82oZ)

246 233
Dr Put the Lime in the Coconut
*******
Welp, I got my first laugh of the day with that. Thanks.
Posted by: Thanatopsis at beautiful Chancre del Diablo ranch at December 21, 2020 08:55 AM (bQRJE)

Wifey does some teaching in medical situation. She has 2 masters but no doctorate. In Teaching the profs are called Dr XXXX, so the students ask my wife her title. She offers up Master Hennigan as a joke. Most did not get it!

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 21, 2020 08:59 AM (5QBw6)

247 Brian in New Orleans

**golf clap**

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 21, 2020 08:59 AM (u82oZ)

248 My biggest peeve is now seeing commericals with people wearing masks, like it's normal.
Posted by: Jewells45TRUMPWON! at December 21, 2020 08:51 AM (nxdel)


And commercials with subtitling: "This commercial was made in a safe environment. Please observe social distancing and mask guidelines in our stores."

And since people now can have masks as a fashion statement, of course they're never going away. I said that months ago.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 21, 2020 08:59 AM (2JVJo)

249 My aunt who just turned 90 was a bio-chemist and headed the lab at one of the nation's leading hospitals. Her husband, also 90, was an engineer and worked on lasers for one of the biggest defense contractors. Both hate the Left, support Trump... yet are still freaked out over this virus.

Ugh.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 21, 2020 08:55 AM (s2VJv)
++++++++++++++
I think being freaked out at the beginning, when there was no data and just speculation about China's crazy reaction to it, was justified. I was a bit freaked out myself and don't apologize for it. I think a bit of extra caution is also justified and changing some habits might be in order. Again, I did this myself - I am more contentious about hand-washing now than I used to be, and I added some immune support to my daily multivitamin. That seems reasonable to me.

But I don't get *still* being freaked out about it. By Easter, we had some good indications as to what this thing is and every day since then the lies and hyperbole have become increasingly apparent to anyone paying attention. Even if you just watch the MSM, you surely *must* notice the absence of piles of corpses and mass graves and crematoria running 24/7. I just don't get still being freaked out about this.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 21, 2020 08:59 AM (hYcqw)

250 Does anyone here watch any mainstream entertainment products that aren't sports? If so, I have a question: is stuff being produced this year showing people normally or showing people in masks and crap like that? If it is the former, is neutral or aspirational?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 21, 2020


*
*

If you bugged my place, you'd hear me going, "Oh, God, that looks stupid" every 20 minutes or more as I watch TV. Idiot masks with no commentary, as if this is so normal it doesn't deserve notice, at least half the time. When people *are* shown without masks, it usually goes without commentary too, certainly nothing positive.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 21, 2020 08:59 AM (rpbg1)

251 I pulled my 8" Orion reflector out to view the planets last night. (The Orion reflector is a telescope for the perverts here.) With a good ocular we could see the rings of Saturn, it's moon Titan, Jupiter and 4 of its moons. All in the same spot. Pretty cool.

Posted by: Martini Farmer


(Obligatory question)
But can you see Uranus with the reflector?

Posted by: rickb223 at December 21, 2020 08:59 AM (+BbRO)

252 Wearing a mask is a small price to pay to protect our freedoms. That's
right up there with wearing a yellow star gets you expedited train
boarding.



Of all the bad advice PDT got from his advisors, "shuttup and wear the mask" was far and away the worst.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at December 21, 2020 09:00 AM (QUOVv)

253 @JennaEllisEsq
Give them $600 for the whole year.


Harmeet K. Dhillon @pnjaban
Members of Congress got paid throughout the last ten months when governors took away OUR jobs and our pay.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 21, 2020 09:00 AM (CZm2G)

254 Redskins still lead the NFC Least. We have to play the Panthers this week. A mighty 6-8 versus a lowly 4-10 club. Should be riveting football.

Posted by: Puddin Head at December 21, 2020 09:00 AM (XJfQq)

255 this COVID thing is certainly not a hoax in and of itself.

It is a real virus. You can catch it. You can die from it if it isn't treated properly, you have other weaknesses, or if you're just plain unlucky.

The problem is that there are dozens of other illnesses exactly like that out there that we *don't* freak out over, simply because we are used to them.

If "A lot of people catch it, and some die" is the new standard for "Pandemic".... then there will never ever again NOT be some pandemic or another on any given day.

The standard things that Mama taught you: Don't pick your nose. Don't touch that. Wash your hands. Don't breathe on people. Give people their personal space.

These are the same things that get (got?) us through all the other illnesses out there for 100,000 years as a species.

These are the same things that the "medical community" were advising almost a year ago when this Chinese Lung Rot first hit the news.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 21, 2020 09:01 AM (/EuRN)

256 Seeing what I can do with my boss about the 6th.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 21, 2020 08:53 AM (qtetC)


Not to be snarky, but isn't that the day the electors lock in the vote for Stinkfinger? Unless Trump pulls out the martial law card or patriots burn down DC, I don't see what use a rally is, no matter how many people turn up.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 21, 2020 09:01 AM (2JVJo)

257 'Morning, Jewells.

Tempting to try to sleep for the next month, huh?

Posted by: creeper at December 21, 2020 09:01 AM (XxJt1)

258 Masks are the gateway drug for the harder totalitarian narcotics.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at December 21, 2020 09:02 AM (QUOVv)

259 But how many people are there like me? I now assume that everyone is lying about everything. Unless I personally know the person or the person has a long, rich history of thoughtfulness and honesty, I actively *distrust* them by default. I imagine I am not alone. But I have no way to know.

That is the other side of the coin with all the canceling and deplatforming and harassing. I feel all alone except for the Horde, but I know I'm not. It is just hard to convince myself of that. This is psychologically and logistically difficult. On the other side, though, *they* don't know either! They have created an intelligence vacuum. Nobody knows how many people are scoffing, disregarding and tuning out - or who those people are.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 21, 2020 08:41 AM (hYcqw)

this is exactly how everyone in the Soviet Union was made to feel for 70+ years. It's not an accident, and it's not a mistake - frightened, isolated, distrustful people are very easy for a dictatorship/oligarchy to control. For example, none of us could ever trust anyone (except someone we knew well personally) who claimed they wanted to form a "resistance", for fear that it would just be an fbi plant looking for easy scalps.

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 21, 2020 09:02 AM (V2Yro)

260 Have a great day, everyone.

May you enjoy your freedoms today.

Only 3 more days until I start Christmas shopping.
Not as exciting out here as going to Tyson's Corner Mall.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 21, 2020 09:02 AM (u82oZ)

261 OCrazyHo-TittyCaca is starting to interfere with the graft, and that's simply Not Allowed.

It's fine for Demoweasels to spout commie rhetoric as long as it's just a talking point that doesn't interfere with collecting loot (see: Bernie, who has become quite wealthy), but when it starts interfering with the Family Business....

I'm still highly amused that Bernie has dropped his patented "millionaires and billionaires" catchphrase in favor of just "billionaires". This has nothing to do with Bernie himself now being a millionaire, I'm sure.



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 21, 2020 09:02 AM (6dXV7)

262 But I don't get *still* being freaked out about it. By Easter, we had some good indications as to what this thing is and every day since then the lies and hyperbole have become increasingly apparent to anyone paying attention. Even if you just watch the MSM, you surely *must* notice the absence of piles of corpses and mass graves and crematoria running 24/7. I just don't get still being freaked out about this.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 21, 2020 08:59 AM (hYcqw)

I think it crossed into mental illness by June. I have two friends who haven't left their freaking houses. They simply will not believe they can do that anymore. I have lost all contact with them in part because I'm too outspoken not to tell them they've completely lost it, and others have tried to tell them that, and it didn't work.

Posted by: Catherine at December 21, 2020 09:03 AM (KzgGT)

263 190 Wow. Just heard Apple is closing many/most of their stores becasue of
corona 2nd/3rd/4th wave. And these are he really Smart People, I am
flabbergasted how deep the insanity has gripped the nation.

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Lucky for Apple, they don't need to have their stores open to continue to make money.
Posted by: SH at December 21, 2020 08:45 AM (sX1BW)

========

Salesmen in person are far more persuasive than websites. People tend to spend more in stores than online.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, marching in the Felliniesque circus at December 21, 2020 09:03 AM (LvTSG)

264 The analogy to Vichy France is totally unfair. The French had fought valiantly and mercilessly during World War I and it was their courage led to victory. The war exhausted the French and when Hitler rose to power a generation later, the country was too spent to meet the challenge and surrendered.

The Republican Party has never fought let alone won a battle. The GOP has surrender down to a fine art, though, so that is the only part of the analogy that is correct.

I will be surprised if a single Republican senator votes to challenge the results. If so, the GOP has to be put down.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat (Joe Biden Didn't Kill Himself at December 21, 2020 09:03 AM (puu6v)

265 Prominent Russian scientist Alexander Kagansky, who was working on a #COVID19 vaccine, plummets to death from his 14th-floor apartment in St. Petersburg.

_wearing only underwear
_with a stab wound

Posted by: Braenyard at December 21, 2020 09:03 AM (CZm2G)

266 Christmas Star - once in a lifetime event. Not seen since the 1200's.

https://tinyurl.com/ycr5zw8z
---
Last time it happened during the winter solstice was 2000 years ago

Posted by: RoyalOil at December 21, 2020 09:04 AM (Qlopo)

267 250 Does anyone here watch any mainstream entertainment products that aren't sports? If so, I have a question: is stuff being produced this year showing people normally or showing people in masks and crap like that? If it is the former, is neutral or aspirational?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 21, 2020
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I don't watch scripted programs but what I have noticed is that every advertisement features black guys with white wives and black women with white husbands or just black on black living life to fullest by being obsessive consumers off all the bounty being black has to offer. Odd, given the BLM summer of love was all about black kids burning, looting and murdering. Methinks we are being programmed to embrace our new masters.

Posted by: Puddin Head at December 21, 2020 09:04 AM (XJfQq)

268 We all need to in DC on the 6th.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 21, 2020 09:04 AM (946rW)

269 Morning everyone. I'm sleeping later and later it seems. My biggest peeve is now seeing commericals with people wearing masks, like it's normal.
Posted by: Jewells45TRUMPWON!





Hollywood just realized they don't need beautiful people anymore. Not when more than half their face is covered.

Prices for talent just cratered.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 21, 2020 09:04 AM (+BbRO)

270 239 Posted by: rhennigantx at December 21, 2020 08:55 AM (5QBw6)

For some reason it bothers me that you didn't write:

"Earth ... 100% the size of Earth".
Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 21, 2020 08:56 AM (/EuRN)

As I posted that I was thinking Earth 100% size of 3rd Planet from the Sun.

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 21, 2020 09:04 AM (5QBw6)

271 265 Prominent Russian scientist Alexander Kagansky, who was working on a #COVID19 vaccine, plummets to death from his 14th-floor apartment in St. Petersburg.

_wearing only underwear
_with a stab wound
Posted by: Braenyard at December 21, 2020 09:03 AM (CZm2G)


"Seems plausible."

- - Abe 'Kid Twist' Rellis

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 21, 2020 09:04 AM (s2VJv)

272 @EmeraldRobinson

The point of more lockdowns is not to keep you safe, but to keep you broke.

This is the largest transfer of wealth in history.

The middle class is being bankrupted in favor of large corporations.



Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at December 21, 2020 09:04 AM (QUOVv)

273 Never lived through a real plague or martial law. But what I see going on around us with shut-downs, intrusive rules, endless lies from the govt controlled press, it looks and feels a lot more like martial law lite than a plague.


Maybe if I saw at least one corpse or one severely ill person dying in the street it would feel like a real pandemic

Posted by: Ripley at December 21, 2020 09:04 AM (MxEKc)

274 I said that months ago.

So did I. Told my husband the same thing. People think they are cool. Designer masks are a huge money maker and people will wear them because they are stupid sheep.

Posted by: Jewells45TRUMPWON! at December 21, 2020 09:04 AM (nxdel)

275 Things that can make you sick and even kill you have been out there since the beginning of time. I carry some hand sanitizer in the car, and have been for a few years. I started one sunny day, pulling into the ATM to get some gamblin' money, and the sun was on the touch screen. Why, it was like every nose picker, ass scratcher, and chaw tobacco lover in Sebastian County had been there in the previous five minutes.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at December 21, 2020 09:05 AM (I58tH)

276 Very sorry about your friend's husband, Roxanne.

Those poor kids...

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 21, 2020 09:05 AM (6dXV7)

277 Maybe if I saw at least one corpse or one severely ill person dying in the street it would feel like a real pandemic

----------

I know a lot of people. Not one has died of Covid, not even Covid co-morbidities. Of course, I have heard of lots of friends of friends or a relative of so-so. Which is how these things always work.

Posted by: SH at December 21, 2020 09:06 AM (sX1BW)

278
My aunt who just turned 90 was a bio-chemist and headed the lab at one of the nation's leading hospitals. Her husband, also 90, was an engineer and worked on lasers for one of the biggest defense contractors. Both hate the Left, support Trump... yet are still freaked out over this virus.

Ugh.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 21, 2020 08:55 AM (s2VJv)

It is one of the most successful and evil psyops ever run. I assume your aunt and uncle are in the Northeast, perhaps wrongly, and that section of the country seems to have been the one most shaken. My bestie is an academician and a conservative in the NYC 'burbs and he and his family are more or less under voluntary house arrest.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat (Joe Biden Didn't Kill Himself at December 21, 2020 09:06 AM (puu6v)

279 Poland to fine social media companies that censor lawful speech. A new bill will prohibit Big Tech companies to remove content or block accounts if the content does not break Polish law.
Posted by: Braenyard at December 21, 2020 08:56 AM (CZm2G)

Excellent idea.

The Poles are always in the fight for freedom!

More coffee.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 21, 2020 09:06 AM (aD5Lz)

280 A new stronger virus. Oh boy! that calls for wearing two, maybe three, masks to protect us.

On a serious note, the hordes will eat this news up like the Gospel of Saint Fauci and submit accordingly.

Posted by: Ziba at December 21, 2020 09:06 AM (S1hrL)

281 Still haven't read Dr. Jill's paper on education or whatnot. Its sitting on my desktop ready. I'll get to it, yes I will.....(speed read it, skipping every other page)

Posted by: Colin at December 21, 2020 09:07 AM (RMFfD)

282 "Mendacious mediocrities." What Patrick Byrne called
Mark Meadows and the coterie of cucktard losers Trump calls "trusted
advisers." -- Any advisers who insists on shaping policy or disqualifying
executive actions based not on their national value or urgency but on
worries of "what the media will say" should not be within a mile of the
President." Posted by: Ordinary American

Right .. his own lawyers seems to slow walk and lie to Trump to the very end ... like his generals did. Hard to say from the outside, and maybe someone inside has a real plan. The new AG seems like another swamp creature, although he wrote something about election integrity ... talk is cheap. Barr touched none of the coup, kept Trump from being arrested I guess.


All that dirt that Trump declassified, still being hidden by swamp creatures like Wray and Haspel. I'd love to see somene leak the tape of Roberts swearing about Trump, and plotting on how to remove him. They say the recording exists, and is the basis for Lin Wood's tweets. Four years of lies "leaked" about Trump ... real dirt stays hidden, for the protected class.


Still a month to see some really big shoes drop ... or we go out with a whimper.

Posted by: illiniwek at December 21, 2020 09:07 AM (Cus5s)

283 Tempting to try to sleep for the next month, huh?

The next 3 months lol! Wish I was a bear.

Posted by: Jewells45TRUMPWON! at December 21, 2020 09:08 AM (nxdel)

284 161 I'm very comfortable knowing I won't live forever but it scares the fuck out of many.
Posted by: Captain Hate at December 21, 2020 08:30 AM (y7DUB)

The people who have the most are the worst. The ones harvesting baby plasma to live forever.
Posted by: Ordinary American at December 21, 2020 08:34 AM (H8QX

there's also the factor of Religious belief - if you believe, seriously, that Death is just a doorway to the next world, then it isn't something to fear. A person of faith doesn't seek it, but they don't live in terror of it. Among older church going people, it's getting to be easy to see which actually believed the things they said, and which were just paying lip service to it all these years.

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 21, 2020 09:08 AM (V2Yro)

285 By the way, who sent the phone calls to PA, GA, MI, WI, etc to tell them to stop counting ballots, the morning of Nov 4? Don't you think that would be an interesting question to have answered?

Posted by: An Observation sez China Joe not my president at December 21, 2020 09:08 AM (efVL4)

286 If you are worried, YOU stay home. You take your sick days. You quit your job.

If you are worried, YOU wear a mask. YOU put on face shields and rub your hands raw with hand sanitizer.

If you are worried, YOU bar entry to your house to your friends, family, and neighbors. YOU stop going to restaurants and bars and concerts.

But YOU do not get to decide MY risk threshold. YOU do not get to dictate MY threat appraisal and MY measures to mitigate it.

I am not your servant, and I am not your child.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 21, 2020 09:08 AM (/EuRN)

287 Have a great day, everyone.

May you enjoy your freedoms today.

Only 3 more days until I start Christmas shopping.
Not as exciting out here as going to Tyson's Corner Mall.
Posted by: NaCly Dog


Picked up $40 worth of fishing lures for a white elephant gift. Now to figure out how to get it in the game.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 21, 2020 09:08 AM (+BbRO)

288 265 Prominent Russian scientist Alexander Kagansky, who was working on a #COVID19 vaccine, plummets to death from his 14th-floor apartment in St. Petersburg.

_wearing only underwear
_with a stab wound
Posted by: Braenyard at December 21, 2020 09:03 AM (CZm2G)

Potato peeling accident list as COVID death.

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 21, 2020 09:08 AM (5QBw6)

289 278 It is one of the most successful and evil psyops ever run. I assume your aunt and uncle are in the Northeast, perhaps wrongly, and that section of the country seems to have been the one most shaken. My bestie is an academician and a conservative in the NYC 'burbs and he and his family are more or less under voluntary house arrest.
Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat (Joe Biden Didn't Kill Himself at December 21, 2020 09:06 AM (puu6v)


The Upper West Side of Manhattan. Nuff said. So intelligent and reasonable, yet still in the thrall of a lot of malign influences, like the NY Times.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 21, 2020 09:08 AM (s2VJv)

290 Calls me last week to tell me he'd lost taste and smell but felt fine, no other symptoms. Tested positive. Now quarantined for 10 days and mad as all get out about it. Completely symptom-free except for taste/smell loss.

Fingers crossed that the cognitive dissonance may seep in and get him to thinking about this 'obey your betters, they know what's best for you' crap.
Posted by: one of the quiet ones at December 21, 2020 08:51 AM (2GPSc)


There's nothing like experience to produce a change in attitude to what you've been hectored over. Big Medicine is in on the scam by not leveling with people that many are physiologically more able to deal with this than others. The resident of my PCP, who conducted almost all of my annual physical, had a case of Covid and recovered at home pretty well. She was mostly spouting the company line until I drew her up short by asking about what lockdowns do to social animals. She admitted those create a whole host of other problems and it probably saved me from having to find a new doctor. Being part of a clinic surely means they have a way of thinking they have to adhere to. Just don't insult me by denying that actions have consequences.

Posted by: Captain Hate at December 21, 2020 09:09 AM (y7DUB)

291 Unless Trump pulls out the martial law card or patriots burn down DC, I don't see what use a rally is, no matter how many people turn up.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 21, 2020 09:01 AM (2JVJo)

Did Trump use the word "rally" when he tweeted the ask? Maybe I'm misremembering, but it did not seem like his normal plan for rallies at all.

Anyone who heads out there on that day has my fervent prayers. I do wish I could be more useful, but that I will continue to do.

Posted by: Catherine at December 21, 2020 09:09 AM (KzgGT)

292 So did I. Told my husband the same thing. People think they are cool. Designer masks are a huge money maker and people will wear them because they are stupid sheep.
Posted by: Jewells45TRUMPWON! at December 21, 2020 09:04 AM (nxdel)


I also said that even when Stinkfinger profanes the oath of office that masks would not go away and got roundly mocked for that - "oh, no, the mask-wearing will stop because Joe will want to take credit for beating the Kung Flu."

Bull and shit. People will be strapping on fucking Old Glory masks on the Fourth of July.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 21, 2020 09:09 AM (2JVJo)

293
The Upper West Side of Manhattan. Nuff said. So intelligent and reasonable, yet still in the thrall of a lot of malign influences, like the NY Times.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 21, 2020 09:08 AM (s2VJv)


And their kids, my cousins.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 21, 2020 09:09 AM (s2VJv)

294 If you are worried, YOU stay home. You take your sick days. You quit your job.

If you are worried, YOU wear a mask. YOU put on face shields and rub your hands raw with hand sanitizer.

If you are worried, YOU bar entry to your house to your friends, family, and neighbors. YOU stop going to restaurants and bars and concerts.

But YOU do not get to decide MY risk threshold. YOU do not get to dictate MY threat appraisal and MY measures to mitigate it.

I am not your servant, and I am not your child.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 21, 2020 09:08 AM (/EuRN)
+++++++++++++
This used to be the American way. Determine your tolerance for risk and act accordingly.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 21, 2020 09:10 AM (hYcqw)

295 Posted by: illiniwek at December 21, 2020 09:07 AM (Cus5s)

In fairness to President Trump, basically everyone other than his family betrayed him at some point. It illustrates how broken and frankly unfixable D.C. is, and why it needs to be minimized to the greatest extent possible. It is more an occupier than a legitimate government.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat (Joe Biden Didn't Kill Himself at December 21, 2020 09:10 AM (puu6v)

296 Bernie Kerik nails it.

@BernardKerik
Real @realDonaldTrump "confidants" wouldn't be talking to you or talking about 2024 - they'd be working toward proving his victory in this election. Unfortunately for him, he's surrounded by spineless self serving disloyalists.


Mark Meadows is a snake.


Also finding out that my prediction about Ronna Romney was accurate.


Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at December 21, 2020 09:10 AM (QUOVv)

297 265 Prominent Russian scientist Alexander Kagansky, who was working on a #COVID19 vaccine, plummets to death from his 14th-floor apartment in St. Petersburg.
_wearing only underwear
_with a stab wound
Posted by: Braenyard at December 21, 2020 09:03 AM (CZm2G)

And the Headline is:

"Russian Scientist dies from the COVID he tried to cure."

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 21, 2020 09:11 AM (V2Yro)

298
That's what most people miss; you quarantine the sick, not the healthy.

And yet, here we are. Two weeks and 9 months later...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 21, 2020 09:11 AM (s2VJv)

299 Meh... I would be more outraged by the constant stories about Amazon or Apple underpaying their employees if those stories ever supplied any evidence that, say, Barnes and Noble or Samsung pay their factory or warehouse workers more. But they never do.

Why not?

It's because B&N and Samsung pay their workers less. Not more. Less.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 21, 2020 09:11 AM (6dXV7)

300
Of all the bad advice PDT got from his advisors, "shuttup and wear the mask" was far and away the worst.
Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at December 21, 2020 09:00 AM (QUOVv)


Far from it.

Shutting down the economy was the worst.

Wearing the mask could've been leveraged into business as usual and we wouldn't have the threat of a collapse economy, destroyed jobs and lives, etc.

Plus, once people started living normal lives except for the mask, the mask would be on its way out. Except for the old and infirm.

The shape of Corona is known now.

I think there's a lot of undiagnosed low level claustrophobia out there with people concentrating too heavily on the mask.

Concentrating on the mask was silly politics.

The 50% or more who were panicking needed a safe harbor.

And look where we are, destroyed economy, Biden as presumptive Preezy, and the mask is still required.

Good job everyone.


Flame away.

Posted by: naturalfake at December 21, 2020 09:11 AM (dWwl8)

301 265 Prominent Russian scientist Alexander Kagansky, who was working on a #COVID19 vaccine, plummets to death from his 14th-floor apartment in St. Petersburg.
_wearing only underwear
_with a stab wound
Posted by: Braenyard at December 21, 2020 09:03 AM (CZm2G)
Potato peeling accident list as COVID death.
Posted by: rhennigantx at December 21, 2020 09:08 AM (5QBw6)

Hillary is in Saint Pete?

More coffee.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 21, 2020 09:12 AM (aD5Lz)

302 A new stronger virus. Oh boy! that calls for wearing two, maybe three, masks to protect us.



On a serious note, the hordes will eat this news up like the Gospel of Saint Fauci and submit accordingly.





Posted by: Ziba at December 21, 2020 09:06 AM

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It's been almost a month and the fauci promised Thanksgiving super spreader travel predictions have failed to materialize so they had to come up with something else and the lemmings will believe every single word of it without question.


They are literally pavlovian in their responses to this garbage.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at December 21, 2020 09:12 AM (JUOKG)

303 People will be strapping on fucking Old Glory masks on the Fourth of July.

Ugh...I don't want to think about it.

Posted by: Jewells45TRUMPWON! at December 21, 2020 09:12 AM (nxdel)

304 ... People think they are cool. Designer masks are a huge money maker and people will wear them because they are stupid sheep.
Posted by: Jewells45TRUMPWON! at December 21, 2020 09:04 AM (nxdel)
+++++++++++++
The only "designer mask" I could see wearing is one with a nasty message embroidered on it. Something like, "this is a placebo" or "fuck the mayor" or somesuch.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 21, 2020 09:13 AM (hYcqw)

305 "Fear is not of the Lord" as has been said.

If you are in fear of the virus, you are denying your faith in God.

"I tested you," He said, "and you hid your face and knew Me not."

Posted by: RoyalOil at December 21, 2020 09:13 AM (Qlopo)

306 Shutting down the economy was the worst.

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Personally, I think Trump should have advocated for staying open from the get-go and not bought into all this other nonsense. But not sure if would have mattered in any way. But I can also tell, he didn't really buy into it. Sort of like when the left knew Obama was lying about his stance on gay marriage.

Posted by: SH at December 21, 2020 09:13 AM (sX1BW)

307
The Upper West Side of Manhattan. Nuff said. So intelligent and reasonable, yet still in the thrall of a lot of malign influences, like the NY Times.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 21, 2020 09:08 AM (s2VJv)

People there, and the more intelligent the more likely this is true, tend to believe without pause blatant propaganda. It is like Trotsky said back in the day, the working class is harder to fool than the intelligentsia because with the latter, all you have to do is attach some seeming authority to nonsense and it will be believed. The former will discount bullshit as bullshit. We've witnessed that play out once again.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat (Joe Biden Didn't Kill Himself at December 21, 2020 09:13 AM (puu6v)

308 Did Trump use the word "rally" when he tweeted the ask? Maybe I'm misremembering, but it did not seem like his normal plan for rallies at all.

Anyone who heads out there on that day has my fervent prayers. I do wish I could be more useful, but that I will continue to do.
Posted by: Catherine at December 21, 2020 09:09 AM (KzgGT)


No, he didn't use the word rally. He said, "Big protest in D.C. on January 6th. Be there, will be wild!" But again, unless the Democrat congress is arrested for treason or protestors burn down the damned capitol, it makes no difference. The DC rats know that they can just wait until the protestors clean up after themselves and go home.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 21, 2020 09:14 AM (2JVJo)

309
Flame away.
Posted by: naturalfake at December 21, 2020 09:11 AM (dWwl

*short burp from flammenwerfer*

It wasn't Trump who shut down the economy. He may have "allowed it", in the sense of not countermanding the executive orders of governors, but that would have been a dicey bridge to have to cross. Maybe not the wrong call, but fraught with.... I don't know what. Just fraught.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 21, 2020 09:14 AM (/EuRN)

310 This used to be the American way. Determine your tolerance for risk and act accordingly.

This is what bothered me the most about Trump's playing along with the stupid mask game.

He basically undermined anyone that wanted to make a choice and live as a free self-determining human being.

He had a chance to smack a freedom homerun over the fence but he went for the commie chic option. I still trust him, but that move placed a shadow of doubt in my mind.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at December 21, 2020 09:14 AM (QUOVv)

311 People there, and the more intelligent the more likely this is true, tend to believe without pause blatant propaganda. It is like Trotsky said back in the day, the working class is harder to fool than the intelligentsia because with the latter, all you have to do is attach some seeming authority to nonsense and it will be believed. The former will discount bullshit as bullshit. We've witnessed that play out once again.
Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat (Joe Biden Didn't Kill Himself at December 21, 2020 09:13 AM (puu6v)


Yep

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 21, 2020 09:15 AM (qtetC)

312 yet are still freaked out over this virus.

Remind them that when they were young, that both Smallpox and Polio viruses were in circulation, that we beat both with vaccines, and that compared to them, Covid-19 is a bad joke.

Posted by: An Observation sez China Joe not my president at December 21, 2020 09:15 AM (efVL4)

313 Hey Richard, you just got owned.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 21, 2020 08:53 AM (CZm2G)

That's why they call him Dick...

Posted by: Boswell at December 21, 2020 09:15 AM (w2LAm)

314 The 1841 book by Mackay, "Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" explores the many instances over time where entire societies have gone into full blown manias and panics, and how these have to run their course. They always end badly; we thought we were "scientific!" and free from this, turns out that as a society, we're just as gullible and credulous as any of our ancestors.

"Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one." - Charles Mackay, L.L.D. .

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 21, 2020 09:15 AM (V2Yro)

315 > If you are in fear of the virus, you are denying your faith in God.

That's about 90% of the way to snake-handling, dude.

Just sayin'.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 21, 2020 09:16 AM (6dXV7)

316 Can attest that many people in the northeast are utterly brainwashed about the Chinese lung rot. Yes, some of these areas were the hardest hit, but even many strong conservatives up here that I know are still viscerally scared of it. The facts don't matter -- people aren't dying in the street, hospitals aren't overwhelmed, etc.
The school system has been sending out reports of how many students / staff members have been determined to be a positive case. I personally find it darkly humorous that the vast majority of positive cases in kids come from those who are "fully virtual" while those who are attending school physically have little to no positive cases. That doesn't change the mind-set of the Karens though, many of whom will run to the barricades to fight against someone else breaking the COVID "rules," while themselves disregarding them as they see fit.

Posted by: Revenant at December 21, 2020 09:16 AM (//ATM)

317 Prayers up for your friend Roxanne, Roxanne; a very sad story.

Posted by: Captain Hate at December 21, 2020 09:16 AM (y7DUB)

318 ---

It's been almost a month and the fauci promised Thanksgiving super spreader travel predictions have failed to materialize so they had to come up with something else and the lemmings will believe every single word of it without question.


They are literally pavlovian in their responses to this garbage.
Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at December 21, 2020 09:12 AM (JUOKG)

I think their diktats are quite calculated to create Pavolovian responses. It has been depressing and terrifying to watch.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat (Joe Biden Didn't Kill Himself at December 21, 2020 09:16 AM (puu6v)

319 I pulled my 8" Orion reflector out

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The Paolo, he thinks that's adorable.

Posted by: The Paolo at December 21, 2020 09:16 AM (Izzlo)

320 But muh mask!

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at December 21, 2020 09:16 AM (vNEIq)

321 Pharmacist

we re being played

https://tinyurl.com/ybko2ctm

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 21, 2020 09:17 AM (5QBw6)

322 311 People there, and the more intelligent the more likely this is true, tend to believe without pause blatant propaganda. It is like Trotsky said back in the day, the working class is harder to fool than the intelligentsia because with the latter, all you have to do is attach some seeming authority to nonsense and it will be believed. The former will discount bullshit as bullshit. We've witnessed that play out once again.
Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat (Joe Biden Didn't Kill Himself at December 21, 2020 09:13 AM (puu6v)

I've seen it put more succinctly - "You'd have to be an intellectual to believe something that idiotic!"

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 21, 2020 09:17 AM (V2Yro)

323 It wasn't Trump who shut down the economy. He may have "allowed it", in the sense of not countermanding the executive orders of governors, but that would have been a dicey bridge to have to cross. Maybe not the wrong call, but fraught with.... I don't know what. Just fraught.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 21, 2020 09:14 AM (/EuRN)
++++++++++++
You could argue that Trump enabled it in two ways:
1) A national state of emergency, which gives governors more authorities, too.
2) Bailouts.

Of those, the second is the worse of the two. I understand it to a point, at least the first one. But continued bailing out of the economy - at huge cost, massive forward risk and tremendous economic dislocation especially in the capital markets - is what enables this continue.

On the other side of the coin, though, refusing to assist anyone would likely be politically untenable even though it would force reversal much more quickly.

Oh well. We got our taste of UBI. We're going to get more of it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 21, 2020 09:17 AM (hYcqw)

324 It wasn't Trump who shut down the economy. He may have "allowed it", in
the sense of not countermanding the executive orders of governors, but
that would have been a dicey bridge to have to cross.


Kemp pushed back against the not re-opening thing in GA and Trump slammed him publicly. Kemp later pussed out and got on the mask train.

Now Kemp turns out to have been a Chicom-owned traitor for years.

I hope someday that some of these details will be revealed in memoirs because there's a lot of apparent contradiction that I would like to have explained.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at December 21, 2020 09:18 AM (QUOVv)

325 For lockdown 2, I'm going to advocate for full lockdowns where you have to go to a distribution center to get your food rations.
Posted by: SH at December 21, 2020 08:46 AM (sX1BW)

i would actually support this. IF they're going to insist there's a second lockdown, make it a REAL lockdown. the ONLY thing allowed to be open is the govt supply center, where you get your 2 weeks of rations. everything else is closed, and you receive a small stipend from the state.

and this goes for EVERYONE!!

let's see how they react to that...

Posted by: SturmToddler at December 21, 2020 09:18 AM (+NdM9)

326 Maybe if I saw at least one corpse or one severely ill person dying in the street it would feel like a real pandemic

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I know a lot of people. Not one has died of Covid, not even Covid co-morbidities. Of course, I have heard of lots of friends of friends or a relative of so-so. Which is how these things always work.

Posted by: SH at December 21, 2020


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I knew one. Supposedly she died of COVID itself (needs to be verified). But then she was well over 70 and well over her proper weight. One person in all this time.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 21, 2020 09:19 AM (rpbg1)

327 >>My aunt who just turned 90 was a bio-chemist and headed the lab at one of the nation's leading hospitals. Her husband, also 90, was an engineer and worked on lasers for one of the biggest defense contractors. Both hate the Left, support Trump... yet are still freaked out over this virus.



JJ, my parents are in their 80's a freaked about covid, but not in the typical way. They have seen how seniors have been treated throughout this, and the latest bit about seniors being old white people who shouldn;t get the vaccine, so their fer/grim realization is this: they get covid and it is a death sentence. They will not get good care as it's clear their demographic has been written off, heck even used to spike the numbers for political purposes. They also fear any significant health issue (fal on ice and broken bone) for the same reason: they don;t trust the care in the current cultural hate whitey/hate seniors climate.

Mom's recent gallows humor was to say, "we've finally knocked your white son off the top of the list as the most hated demographic."

Posted by: Lizzy at December 21, 2020 09:19 AM (bDqIh)

328 Who had ROSE BOWL played in TEXAS on their bingo card?

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 21, 2020 09:19 AM (5QBw6)

329 315 > If you are in fear of the virus, you are denying your faith in God.

That's about 90% of the way to snake-handling, dude.

Just sayin'.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 21, 2020 09:16 AM (6dXV7)

Depends on what you mean by "fear"....

"Jesus will protect me" is rank stupidity if you're not going to protect yourself. Thou shalt not test the Lord, et cetera.

But there's nothing wrong with saying "I will do what I can, and let the Lord handle the rest".

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 21, 2020 09:19 AM (/EuRN)

330

At first I thought the Flu Manchu hysteria was just for the election to get rid of Trump and even that didn't work because he won the election. But Fidel Jr. tipped it off when he mentioned the Great Reset. This is about complete control. Trump's win in 2016 scared the hell out of them. People trying to express themselves and take back control is something that they can't allow. So scare the shit out of people and get them so cowed they will accept anything. This is about total control of us taking away all of our rights.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 21, 2020 09:19 AM (HDuTC)

331 Tucker seems to be having a great time at the TP Student Action Summit-

https://tinyurl.com/yabf8r5c

Posted by: redridinghood at December 21, 2020 09:20 AM (NpAcC)

332 And now time for work. Ugh.

Wish I could just go to sleep forever.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 21, 2020 09:20 AM (2JVJo)

333 Me, I think the government should just write everyone a check for $100,000 per day, so none of us ever have to work again. That would work, right?

Snark aside, my take on the "free money" is this:

If you're gonna stick a trillion dollars in deficit spending in me and break it off, I'd better get SOMETHING out of the deal, even if it is what effectively amounts to a high-interest payday loan.

More succinctly: if you're gonna fuck me in the ass, you'd damned well better kiss me first.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 21, 2020 09:20 AM (6dXV7)

334 You don't go to war with the army you wish you had, you go to war with the army you have. I suppose you can, in cowardice cede the field but then- what was the point of war in the first place?

Right now the GOP is all we have, and absent despicable turncoats and cowards like Romney, we need to win in Georgia. That's our final buttress against an enemy that has taken the field by fraud and deceit.

I am continually amazed by people who are either frauds, ignorant, cowards or incredibly blinded by fear or hate saying we should give up on Georgia. No, we shouldn't. We should use it to change the flow of battle and finally get back on offense.

Debate and differences of opinion are the hallmarks of liberty. They build strength through unity. Obsequious compliance is the hallmark of tyranny. I know which I prefer.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at December 21, 2020 09:20 AM (J3jzi)

335 It's been almost a month and the fauci promised Thanksgiving super spreader travel predictions have failed to materialize so they had to come up with something else and the lemmings will believe every single word of it without question. ...
Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at December 21, 2020 09:12 AM (JUOKG)
+++++++++++++++
Yup. Where are the ravaged families (erm, excuse me, "empty chairs at the kitchen table" per Biden) and piles of Trump supporter corpses from all the rallies - also "superspreader events?"

Nowhere. They're nowhere. I threw caution to the wind and visited my folks on Thanksgiving. I flew. My cousin flew. A friend of the family flew. Two other family members drove in from another state. We went to a museum and a couple of attractions that week, too. Countless others did the same. My family, countless others and me are not dead.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 21, 2020 09:20 AM (hYcqw)

336 127 J.J. missed the funniest story of the day: some academic announced recently that today is the "Negro Solstice" when the "latent DNA abilities" of black people would unlock, allowing them to fly and shoot fireballs out of their fingers and crap.

I'd ask if any melanin-enhanced Morons or Ettes can confirm, but they later "clarified" that it won't work for conservative blacks, who will instead turn full white today.
Posted by: Ian S. at December 21, 2020 08:09 AM (6XLoz)

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How about us mixed folks?

Turning white and shooting fireballs from my fingertips wouldn't be so bad.
Posted by: SMH at December 21, 2020 08:21 AM (RU4sa)

SMH - 'sup!

Missed your getting yesterday.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at December 21, 2020 09:21 AM (4tiP2)

337 304 ... People think they are cool. Designer masks are a huge money maker and people will wear them because they are stupid sheep.
Posted by: Jewells45TRUMPWON! at December 21, 2020 09:04 AM (nxdel)
+++++++++++++
The only "designer mask" I could see wearing is one with a nasty message embroidered on it. Something like, "this is a placebo" or "fuck the mayor" or somesuch.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 21, 2020 09:13 AM (hYcqw)

Talk show host Chris Stigall is selling "A dictator made me wear this" masks

Posted by: josephistan at December 21, 2020 09:21 AM (Izzlo)

338 No, he didn't use the word rally. He said, "Big protest in D.C. on January 6th. Be there, will be wild!" But again, unless the Democrat congress is arrested for treason or protestors burn down the damned capitol, it makes no difference. The DC rats know that they can just wait until the protestors clean up after themselves and go home.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 21, 2020 09:14 AM (2JVJo)


I agree 100%.
I won't waste my time unless the call goes out to show up with lumber & your tool bag & a goodly length of stiff rope & somebody brings plans for a nice multi-position gallows, like in the movie "Hang 'em High".

Posted by: ChuckALuck at December 21, 2020 09:21 AM (VjGsQ)

339 326 Maybe if I saw at least one corpse or one severely ill person dying in the street it would feel like a real pandemic

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I know a lot of people. Not one has died of Covid, not even Covid co-morbidities. Of course, I have heard of lots of friends of friends or a relative of so-so. Which is how these things always work.

Posted by: SH at December 21, 2020

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I knew one. Supposedly she died of COVID itself (needs to be verified). But then she was well over 70 and well over her proper weight. One person in all this time.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 21, 2020 09:19 AM (rpbg1)

My mom lives with 160 people in her assisted living. ZERO cases and ZERO deaths. Only 3 cases were employees. I did put my mom is hospital for panic seizures though.

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 21, 2020 09:22 AM (5QBw6)

340 > My aunt who just turned 90 was a bio-chemist and headed the lab at one of the nation's leading hospitals. Her husband, also 90, was an engineer and worked on lasers for one of the biggest defense contractors. Both hate the Left, support Trump... yet are still freaked out over this virus.


I think it is perfectly reasonable for 90-year-olds to be afraid of the virus. It can be bad news indeed in that age bracket.

For the rest of us? Not so much.

And it has nothing to do with "faith in God", but rather looking at the actual risks involved.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 21, 2020 09:22 AM (6dXV7)

341 I hope someday that some of these details will be revealed in memoirs because there's a lot of apparent contradiction that I would like to have explained.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at December 21, 2020 09:18 AM (QUOVv)

It's simple. This was not all an elaborate scheme by China, they simply acted opportunistically after they screwed up. As for Kemp's China connections, it's probably more like compromised by bribes than it is full ownership, much like many other politicians. Clinton took bribes from China back in the day and has taken bribes from Russia more recently. My rough estimate is 60%+ D pols and 40%+ R pols have taken China money, with the skew being towards pols of higher rank.

Posted by: Someguy at December 21, 2020 09:22 AM (s/xOm)

342 330

At first I thought the Flu Manchu hysteria was just for the election to get rid of Trump and even that didn't work because he won the election. But Fidel Jr. tipped it off when he mentioned the Great Reset. This is about complete control. Trump's win in 2016 scared the hell out of them. People trying to express themselves and take back control is something that they can't allow. So scare the shit out of people and get them so cowed they will accept anything. This is about total control of us taking away all of our rights.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 21, 2020 09:19 AM (HDuTC)

This was used, and very well may prove successful, as a replacement to achieve the greater aims of Global Warming/Climate Change. While getting rid of Trump was part of it, that was only a small part of it. We are facing a totalitarian future that would have seemed impossible not too long ago.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat (Joe Biden Didn't Kill Himself at December 21, 2020 09:23 AM (puu6v)

343 Who had SAN FRAN ODs 621 vs. COVID Deaths 173?

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 21, 2020 09:23 AM (5QBw6)

344 i suppose i now have to venture onto the ONT to get the others.

wish me luck...
Posted by: SturmToddler at December 21, 2020 07:15 AM

Assuming you make it back, perhaps Obama's ghostwriter can help you craft the bestselling memoir "A Daywalker's Adventures Among The Night Crawlers". ;-)
Posted by: Duncanthrax at December 21, 2020 08:50 AM (DMUuz)

lol, made it back with only minor mental scaring...

and i love the title, that's brilliant!

Posted by: SturmToddler at December 21, 2020 09:23 AM (+NdM9)

345
Depends on what you mean by "fear"....

"Jesus will protect me" is rank stupidity if you're not going to protect yourself. Thou shalt not test the Lord, et cetera.

But there's nothing wrong with saying "I will do what I can, and let the Lord handle the rest".
Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 21, 2020 09:19 AM (/EuRN)

I agree completely. A devout Christian lives in joy, not fear, no matter what happens. The Apostle Paul never lived in Fear of the Roman authorities, even though he well knew they were after him, and eventually executed him. He knew the threat was real, he did not try to court it, but he never lived in Fear of it. He lived his life boldly, knowing that his end would come when God had decreed it.
"Which of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?" (Matthew 6:27)

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 21, 2020 09:23 AM (V2Yro)

346 343 Who had SAN FRAN ODs 621 vs. COVID Deaths 173?
Posted by: rhennigantx at December 21, 2020 09:23 AM (5QBw6)

Way to beat the spread, degens.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 21, 2020 09:23 AM (/EuRN)

347 So, the takeaway here is that Earth is smaller than Uranus.

Posted by: naturalfake at December 21, 2020 08:58 AM (dWwl

i will never not laugh at uranus jokes.

its a sign that i may grow older, but i refuse to grow up.

Posted by: SturmToddler at December 21, 2020 09:23 AM (+NdM9)

348 "The Republican Party has never fought let alone won a battle. The GOP
has surrender down to a fine art, though, so that is the only part of
the analogy that is correct."

Mitch and Ryan were vicious against the rise of the tea party. It gave them majorities, then they attacked it with vigor.


They don't believe in the "Republic", they believe in globalism and money printing ... maybe some form of fascism where they keep markets floating higher, which at best they think floats all boats. but underwriting leveraged bets in stocks made the oligarchs always come out winners on high leverage bets. When they lose, Congress writes another check against the "Bank of America" ... not the real bank, but the American people and their children.


The thanks we get is despotism -- and scorn for being lowly workers and producers that don't worship the elitists. Still time for a Christmas miracle.

Posted by: illiniwek at December 21, 2020 09:24 AM (Cus5s)

349 315 > If you are in fear of the virus, you are denying your faith in God.

That's about 90% of the way to snake-handling, dude.

Just sayin'.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 21, 2020 09:16 AM (6dXV7)

*puts down snake*

Thank you Jesus.

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 21, 2020 09:24 AM (5QBw6)

350 But can you see Uranus with the reflector?
Posted by: rickb223 at December 21, 2020 08:59 AM


Yes, and I have the pics to prove it.

Posted by: Hope Solo at December 21, 2020 09:24 AM (DMUuz)

351 Maybe if I saw at least one corpse or one severely ill person dying in the street it would feel like a real pandemic

Or a Biohazard disposal container. Or MASH units set up at gyms and rec centers.


Hell they don't even sanitize the grocery carts anymore.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at December 21, 2020 09:24 AM (QUOVv)

352 Yes, and I have the pics to prove it.
Posted by: Hope Solo at December 21, 2020 09:24 AM (DMUuz)

old: surprise otter anal
new: anal selfies

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 21, 2020 09:25 AM (5QBw6)

353 > "Which of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?"

Depends on whether the worrying leads you to buy a smoke detector, not drive drunk, not wander around bars in the Bad Part of Town flashing large rolls of cash, not getting plastic surgery from some Mexican dude who works out of a cube van behind the pawn shop...

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 21, 2020 09:25 AM (6dXV7)

354
I've seen it put more succinctly - "You'd have to be an intellectual to believe something that idiotic!"
Posted by: Tom Servo at December 21, 2020 09:17 AM (V2Yro)

It's almost like religious faith from what I've seen, one of those sects that constantly predicts the end is near and when the end doesn't come, the deadline is just moved forward.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat (Joe Biden Didn't Kill Himself at December 21, 2020 09:26 AM (puu6v)

355 My biggest peeve is now seeing commericals with people wearing masks, like it's normal.
Posted by: Jewells45TRUMPWON! at December 21, 2020 08:51 AM (nxdel)

And commercials with subtitling: "This commercial was made in a safe environment. Please observe social distancing and mask guidelines in our stores."

And since people now can have masks as a fashion statement, of course they're never going away. I said that months ago.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 21, 2020 08:59 AM (2JVJo)

well, since masks are permanent, i'm in the market for a quality Mandalorian helmet. I've not decided on a paint scheme yet, but once i find a quality one, i'm going for it. if they insist i wear a mask everywhere, i will.

this is the way...

Posted by: SturmToddler at December 21, 2020 09:26 AM (+NdM9)

356 *puts down snake*

Thank you Jesus.
Posted by: rhennigantx at December 21, 2020 09:24 AM (5QBw6)


No step on snek.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 21, 2020 09:26 AM (qtetC)

357 Hell they don't even sanitize the grocery carts anymore.
Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at December 21, 2020 09:24 AM (QUOVv)

Some stores still have "the guy" there, dickin' around with the carts and shuffling them around, but not really wiping them down or cleaning them.

Which means you've turned your semi-random point of contact of the cart handles from one customer to the next into a single funnel of universal contact, where all incoming and outgoing customers get exposed to everyone else. One-to-one becomes one-to-many, basically.

Good job. Way to think safe.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 21, 2020 09:27 AM (/EuRN)

358 Hell they don't even sanitize the grocery carts anymore.
Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at December 21, 2020 09:24 AM (QUOVv)

The older generation used to exclaim "On to Tokyo!"

Now its "Oh my, it isn't safe - where's my mask?"

Posted by: Boswell at December 21, 2020 09:27 AM (w2LAm)

359 Who had SAN FRAN ODs 621 vs. COVID Deaths 173?
Posted by: rhennigantx at December 21, 2020 09:23 AM (5QBw6)

Winner winner chicken dinner!....

Posted by: Ed Buck, democrat sodomite at December 21, 2020 09:27 AM (aD5Lz)

360 Hell they don't even sanitize the grocery carts anymore.
Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at December 21, 2020 09:24 AM (QUOVv)


I tried to show restraint by not rolling my eyes over the employees doing that.

Posted by: Captain Hate at December 21, 2020 09:27 AM (y7DUB)

361 Even now, I can't think of what Trump could have done differently once the media and the Dems pushed the panic and saw it was a way to steal power

I mean, he was holding daily briefings, trying to get facts out. And they ignored him and continued to accuse him of doing nothing

No matter what he did or could have done-- they were always going to blame him

Posted by: RoyalOil at December 21, 2020 09:27 AM (Qlopo)

362 > No step on snek.

No pick up snek, either.

Faith in God doesn't give a person justification for being an idiot.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 21, 2020 09:28 AM (6dXV7)

363 this COVID thing is certainly not a hoax in and of itself.

It is a real virus. You can catch it. You can die from it if it isn't treated properly, you have other weaknesses, or if you're just plain unlucky.

The problem is that there are dozens of other illnesses exactly like that out there that we *don't* freak out over, simply because we are used to them.

If "A lot of people catch it, and some die" is the new standard for "Pandemic".... then there will never ever again NOT be some pandemic or another on any given day.

The standard things that Mama taught you: Don't pick your nose. Don't touch that. Wash your hands. Don't breathe on people. Give people their personal space.

These are the same things that get (got?) us through all the other illnesses out there for 100,000 years as a species.

These are the same things that the "medical community" were advising almost a year ago when this Chinese Lung Rot first hit the news.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 21, 2020 09:01 AM (/EuRN)

i also think there's too much use of anti-bacterial cleaners. we used to play in the dirt and eat mud and get al sorts of colds as kids. now, i see so many parents wiping everythign and the kids sparkle like they just came off the assembly line.

Posted by: SturmToddler at December 21, 2020 09:28 AM (+NdM9)

364 My local paper here in TX this morning has an article criticizing Ted Cruz for being critical of the election and not formally acknowledging biden's "victory" and that he should be like our other senator, Cornyn, who is ready to work with "the new president"
Cornyn the uniparty globalist would have fit right in in Vichy France

Posted by: brak at December 21, 2020 09:29 AM (cG+eD)

365 I think it is perfectly reasonable for 90-year-olds to be afraid of the virus. It can be bad news indeed in that age bracket.

For the rest of us? Not so much.

And it has nothing to do with "faith in God", but rather looking at the actual risks involved.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 21, 2020 09:22 AM (6dXV7)

I disagree with your language, again. It is reasonable for 90 years olds to take sensible precautions. It is NOT reasonable for them to be afraid of anything. It's not reasonable for any person to be "afraid" of death, it's an end that must necessarily come for all.

And if you want a view from a man who wasn't a Christian, take Marcus Aurelius: "Socrates used to say that death is like some prankster in a scary mask, dressed as a bogeyman to frighten small children. The wise man carefully removes the mask and, looking behind it, he finds nothing worth fearing."

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 21, 2020 09:29 AM (V2Yro)

366 The following are the lyrics for the REAL reason I never bought an AR-10 or AR-15 (my chemo made me cranky and I have a closet full of Hawaiian shirts):

<blockquote>And it's down Along the Falls Road, that's where I long to be,
Lying in the dark with a Provo company,
A comrade on my left and another on my right
And a clip of ammunition for my little Armalite.

I was stopped by a soldier, said he, You are a swine,
He hit me with his rifle and he kicked me in the groin,
I begged and I pleaded, sure me manners were polite
But all the time I'm thinking of me little Armalite.

And it's down in The Bogside that's where I long to be,
Lying in the dark with a Provo company,
A comrade on my left and another on my right
And a clip of ammunition for my little Armalite.

Sure a brave RUC man came marching up into our street
Six hundred British soldiers he had lined up at his feet
"Come out, ye cowardly Fenians", said he, "come out and fight".
But he cried, "I'm only joking", when he heard the Armalite.

Sure it's down in Kilwilkie, that's where I long to be,
Lying in the dark with a Provo company,
A comrade on my left and another on my right
And a clip of ammunition for my little Armalite.

Sure, the army came to visit me, 'twas in the early hours,
With Saladins and Saracens and Ferret armoured cars
They thought they had me cornered, but I gave them all a fright
With the armour piercing bullets of my little Armalite.

And it's down in the New Lodge that's where I long to be,
Lying in the dark with a Provo company,
A comrade on me left and another on me right
And a clip of ammunition for my little Armalite.

When Tuzo came to Belfast, he said, The battle's won,
Said General Ford, We're winning sir, we have them on the run.
But corporals and privates on patrol at night,
Said, Send for reinforcements, it's the bloody Armalite.

And it's down in Crossmaglen, that's where I long to be,
Lying in the dark with a Provo company,
A comrade on me left and another on me right
And a clip of ammunition for my little Armalite. </blockquote>

No firearms, no b0mbs, no pointy sticks, no attack cats, and kinda old, overweight, and crippled. I'm just going to stay out of everyone's way. I'm not worth a bullet or a new rope; but I can make a decent cup of coffee.

Posted by: setnaffa at December 21, 2020 09:30 AM (eaJqd)

367 Imma kinda of amazed that MN had 80% voter turnout. You don't see 80% turnout very often (like not at all). I wonder what's up with that?

Posted by: Puddin Head at December 21, 2020 09:30 AM (XJfQq)

368 I saw an advertisement for Disney World in Orlando. The people all had masks on. The message was basically "we're back".

No you're not. Masks aren't even required in Florida to the best of my knowledge.

You want to virtue signal? Enjoy empty parks. My idea of fun is not wearing a mask on vacation

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at December 21, 2020 09:30 AM (J3jzi)

369 Art up.

Posted by: Deep State 910 at December 21, 2020 09:31 AM (XH/UL)

370 The older generation used to exclaim "On to Tokyo!"



Now its "Oh my, it isn't safe - where's my mask?"

Posted by: Boswell at December 21, 2020 09:27 AM (w2LAm)

Those are two different generations. The 'where's my mask' folks are the worthless offspring of the former.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at December 21, 2020 09:31 AM (CQ3Qb)

371 > It is NOT reasonable for them to be afraid of anything.

Sure it is. It's called "the instinct for self-preservation". Most normal people have it.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 21, 2020 09:31 AM (6dXV7)

372 266 Christmas Star - once in a lifetime event. Not seen since the 1200's.

https://tinyurl.com/ycr5zw8z
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Last time it happened during the winter solstice was 2000 years ago
Posted by: RoyalOil at December 21, 2020 09:04 AM (Qlopo)
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It's tonight

Posted by: Braenyard at December 21, 2020 09:31 AM (CZm2G)

373
Cornyn the uniparty globalist would have fit right in in Vichy France
Posted by: brak at December 21, 2020 09:29 AM (cG+eD)

No sooner had the ink dried on Cornyn's certification (this is also true of Graham), he began to agitate for amnesty. Then Lee decided to hand out tech visas like candy. Newsflash for these cretins: no matter how stupid you think voters are, Georgians do watch television and read. If Loeffler and Perdue go down, it will be largely due to these three's antics in the immediate aftermath of the election.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat (Joe Biden Didn't Kill Himself at December 21, 2020 09:32 AM (puu6v)

374
i will never not laugh at uranus jokes.

its a sign that i may grow older, but i refuse to grow up.
Posted by: SturmToddler at December 21, 2020 09:23 AM (+NdM9)


Heh. Ever drive up i95 in Connecticut? The everyone in the car breaks out into giggles when we pass the exit for Mianus.

Posted by: RondinellaMamma, The Queen of Sheba Elect at December 21, 2020 09:32 AM (8/7u2)

375 371 > It is NOT reasonable for them to be afraid of anything.

Sure it is. It's called "the instinct for self-preservation". Most normal people have it.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 21, 2020 09:31 AM (6dXV7)

The Coward dies a thousand deaths, the Brave Man dies but one. - Shakespeare.

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 21, 2020 09:33 AM (V2Yro)

376 The Coward dies a thousand deaths, the Brave Man dies but one. - Shakespeare.
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But it is the cowards that have children.

Posted by: Puddin Head at December 21, 2020 09:33 AM (XJfQq)

377 371 > It is NOT reasonable for them to be afraid of anything.

Sure it is. It's called "the instinct for self-preservation". Most normal people have it.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 21, 2020 09:31 AM (6dXV7)

You guys are arguing two different things. Rational vs natural. Death is inevitable, fear of it is in some sense not rational. It is a natural biological function to discourage stupid behavior, although low testosterone in old age tends to make people more fearful, not less fearful of desth, even though this is irrational.

Posted by: Someguy at December 21, 2020 09:34 AM (s/xOm)

378 > And a clip of ammunition for my little Armalite.

Should be "a magazine of ammo", not "a clip of ammunition". Scans just about the same, and is technically accurate.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 21, 2020 09:34 AM (6dXV7)

379 Yeah someguy, I tend to disagree.

Why is Kemp blocking the audit and running out the clock? Why is he refusing to enforce the law in our state?


And it's not just bribes. Chinese poon is apparently another Swamp "benefit".



@BenKTallmadge"China's MO is to Flood The Zone."

It's impossible to put a number on just how many honey trap scenarios might be in motion at present, it could be well into the hundreds - if not thousands.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at December 21, 2020 09:34 AM (QUOVv)

380 I am not your servant, and I am not your child.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 21, 2020 09:08 AM (/EuRN)

===

You don't seem to understand how this game is played.

Posted by: Radical Left at December 21, 2020 09:35 AM (EZebt)

381 This was used, and very well may prove successful,
as a replacement to achieve the greater aims of Global Warming/Climate
Change. While getting rid of Trump was part of it, that was only a small
part of it. We are facing a totalitarian future that would have seemed
impossible not too long ago.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat (Joe Biden Didn't Kill Himself at December 21, 2020 09:23 AM (puu6v)


Agreed. Every other leftist fear tactic wasn't much of a game changer for them but this got the level of fear and terror they needed to cow enough people in this Soviet level of control.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 21, 2020 09:35 AM (HDuTC)

382 Lol. You're actually trying to make an argument that faith in God has nothing to do with fear of death? That faith in God limits doesn't limit your fear to the practical by focusing on the fact that what eventually happens is his will? That is doesn't give you focus beyond your own well being to eternal life which grounds you in the purpose of this life?

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at December 21, 2020 09:35 AM (J3jzi)

383 J.J. works hours putting together huge blocks of information but the most frequent word and unavoidable topic pixy could enter that word into its lexicon of banned words.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 21, 2020 09:36 AM (CZm2G)

384 > The Coward dies a thousand deaths, the Brave Man dies but one. - Shakespeare.

Making rational judgements to avoid taking unnecessary risks is not cowardice, or anything like it.

Why not just surrender to the commies, dude?

After all, there's "nothing to fear", right?

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 21, 2020 09:37 AM (6dXV7)

385 You want to virtue signal? Enjoy empty parks. My idea of fun is not wearing a mask on vacation
Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at December 21, 2020 09:30 AM (J3jzi)

One of my guys is headed there with family after the New Year.

Visitors must make reservations for every ride, show and eating event.

He's not looking forward to the trip.

Posted by: Deep State 910 at December 21, 2020 09:37 AM (XH/UL)

386 378 > And a clip of ammunition for my little Armalite.

Should be "a magazine of ammo", not "a clip of ammunition". Scans just about the same, and is technically accurate.
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Clips are used for Springfields and M1s not Armalites. I think the Mauser was the same, dittos Lee Enfield.

Posted by: Puddin Head at December 21, 2020 09:38 AM (XJfQq)

387 Why would a bribe be insufficient to do what Kemp is doing? Though it's also claimed he's taken Dominion money as well. Generally someone who has accepted a bribe once will do so many times, and there are many interested parties in having Kemp behave as he is. Id we were to use Australia as a reference point, their politicians have largely sold out their country's interests to China at this point, and the amount they were paid was generally not impressive.

Posted by: Someguy at December 21, 2020 09:39 AM (s/xOm)

388 So good watching people at Disney World in Florida enjoying the freedom the rest of aren't getting. Our governors are telling us all is doom and gloom while the people at Disney World are filling the streets and rides.

Posted by: Colin at December 21, 2020 09:39 AM (RMFfD)

389 > That faith in God limits doesn't limit your fear to the practical by focusing on the fact that what eventually happens is his will?

Whenever someone tells me that something terrible that happened was "God's will", I want to punch them in the face, and then smugly tell them that it was "God's will".

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 21, 2020 09:40 AM (6dXV7)

390 388 So good watching people at Disney World in Florida enjoying the freedom the rest of aren't getting. Our governors are telling us all is doom and gloom while the people at Disney World are filling the streets and rides.
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Are there Trannies in the Ladies Rooms in Disneyworld?

Posted by: Puddin Head at December 21, 2020 09:40 AM (XJfQq)

391 > Clips are used for Springfields and M1s not Armalites.

Err... that's what I said?

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 21, 2020 09:40 AM (6dXV7)

392 391 > Clips are used for Springfields and M1s not Armalites.

Err... that's what I said?
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Okay - didn't understand 'scans the same'. Was this song from the Troubles in Northern Ireland?

Posted by: Puddin Head at December 21, 2020 09:41 AM (XJfQq)

393 > Why not just surrender to the commies, dude?


For that matter, why not shoot heroin? By all accounts, it feels really, really good.

And only a coward fears death, right?


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 21, 2020 09:42 AM (6dXV7)

394 "Whenever someone tells me that something terrible that happened was "God's will", I want to punch them in the face, and then smugly tell them that it was "God's will".

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 21, 2020 09:40 AM (6dXV7)"

There's God's will and there is Free will. But that's too long a discussion for here.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at December 21, 2020 09:42 AM (J3jzi)

395 > Was this song from the Troubles in Northern Ireland?

Yeah, there's a whole playlist of them on YouTube.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 21, 2020 09:43 AM (6dXV7)

396 Clips are used for Springfields and M1s not Armalites. I think the Mauser was the same, dittos Lee Enfield.

What am I, chopped liver?

Posted by: C96 Broomhandle Mauser Pistol at December 21, 2020 09:44 AM (WLVJx)

397 > There's God's will and there is Free will. But that's too long a discussion for here.

You ain't Thomas Aquinas, dude, and we aren't novices in a monastery. Don't lecture us.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 21, 2020 09:46 AM (6dXV7)

398 395 > Was this song from the Troubles in Northern Ireland?

Yeah, there's a whole playlist of them on YouTube.
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As a young LT I escorted a Royal Marine COL and wife to a Marine Corps ball. He had a lot of stories about warfare during the Troubles. The nastiest was about a retired Irish Royal Navy sailor who liked to to talk to the Royal Marines when they patrolled. He got kneecapped by the IRA. Never walked again. Catholics can get really crazy at times.

Posted by: Puddin Head at December 21, 2020 09:48 AM (XJfQq)

399 "Whenever someone tells me that something terrible that happened was "God's will", I want to punch them in the face, and then smugly tell them that it was "God's will".

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 21, 2020 09:40 AM (6dXV7)"

Yes, because clearly the right response would be "it was the cosmos"

Posted by: Marcus T at December 21, 2020 09:49 AM (VpIIl)

400 i also think there's too much use of anti-bacterial cleaners. we used to play in the dirt and eat mud and get al sorts of colds as kids. now, i see so many parents wiping everythign and the kids sparkle like they just came off the assembly line.
Posted by: SturmToddler at December 21, 2020 09:28 AM

Where's the anti-viral cleaners in all of this? Crazy to me how people are scooping up all the antibacterial cleaners. Wuflu is not bacterial! So much insanity.

Posted by: one of the quiet ones at December 21, 2020 09:49 AM (2GPSc)

401 You want to virtue signal? Enjoy empty parks. My idea of fun is not wearing a mask on vacation

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy


Amen.


Alabama's bullshit Travel commercial is seriously pissing me off.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at December 21, 2020 09:50 AM (QUOVv)

402 396 Clips are used for Springfields and M1s not Armalites. I think the Mauser was the same, dittos Lee Enfield.

What am I, chopped liver?
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Didn't know that. BTW, I was incorrect regarding Lee-Enfield. They have detachable magazines not internal magazines. Probably why they were the best bolt action infantry rifle in the world.

Posted by: Puddin Head at December 21, 2020 09:50 AM (XJfQq)

403 Nobody's lecturing you fuck face.

How's that for a philosophical response?

You want to discuss Summa? We can do that. You want to trade punches? I can do that too, asshole.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at December 21, 2020 09:51 AM (J3jzi)

404 i will never not laugh at uranus jokes.

its a sign that i may grow older, but i refuse to grow up.
Posted by: SturmToddler at December 21, 2020 09:23 AM (+NdM9)


Heh. Ever drive up i95 in Connecticut? The everyone in the car breaks out into giggles when we pass the exit for Mianus.
Posted by: RondinellaMamma, The Queen of Sheba Elect at December 21, 2020 09:32 AM (8/7u2)

it's been many years since i made that drive, and i'm sad to say i don't recall that exit. but yeah, i'd laugh too...

Posted by: SturmToddler at December 21, 2020 09:51 AM (+NdM9)

405
i also think there's too much use of anti-bacterial cleaners. we
used to play in the dirt and eat mud and get al sorts of colds as kids.
now, i see so many parents wiping everythign and the kids sparkle like
they just came off the assembly line.


yes the next pandemic will be antibiotic-resistant bacteria thanks to dousing everything in sanitizer

remember when they took triclosan off the market and said stop using antibacterial soap for that very reason?

Posted by: brak at December 21, 2020 09:51 AM (cG+eD)

406 No, he didn't use the word rally. He said, "Big protest in D.C. on January 6th. Be there, will be wild!"
But again, unless the Democrat congress is arrested for treason or
protestors burn down the damned capitol, it makes no difference. The DC
rats know that they can just wait until the protestors clean up after
themselves and go home.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 21, 2020 09:14 AM (2JVJo)

Show up... you are needed.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 21, 2020 09:51 AM (946rW)

407 > Yes, because clearly the right response would be "it was the cosmos"

Random chance explains a lot of it, and predicts it so well that insurance companies can make a bundle by estimating how many people are likely to (e.g.) have car accidents in a given year.

"God's will", by contrast, explains nothing, predicts nothing, and provides no reasonable mechanism for reducing the risk.

I believe that our lives are given to us, and is up to us to steward those lives in a responsible manner. Sometimes, yes, it becomes necessary for one to lay down his life for what is right (and we may well be approaching such a time). That doesn't mean that it's okay to risk that life foolishly, trusting in "God's will". Quite the contrary. It is a sin.




Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 21, 2020 09:55 AM (6dXV7)

408 And even more to the point, on the virtue signaling "American" corporations, businesses and entities that want me to wear the symbol of Communist submission over my face, I have a choice.


This is when I always get the lecture about "they don't want to they HAVE to do it" and how I need to support my local Communist enabling business with my hard-earned dollars.


Just like when my vote is not my vote, my dollar is not my dollar because reasons and WHY DO YOU HATE AMERICA?

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at December 21, 2020 09:56 AM (QUOVv)

409 You want to discuss Summa? We can do that. You want to trade punches? I can do that too, asshole.
Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at December 21, 2020 09:51 AM (J3jzi)


No calls for anyone to kill themselves while they still have time ? No accusations of being a troll. Come on, man. You have more game than this.

Posted by: Endeavor To Persevere at December 21, 2020 09:56 AM (tcQdP)

410 > You want to trade punches? I can do that too, asshole.

Look out, folks! We've got a keyboard badass here!


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 21, 2020 09:56 AM (6dXV7)

411 Prayers up for all.

Posted by: Sal at December 21, 2020 10:01 AM (KTdeA)

412 One never knows the future... that's why one should only fight for what is moral and right. You may lose, but it will have been in a just cause.

Posted by: bob at December 21, 2020 10:06 AM (D2wY0)

413 266 Christmas Star - once in a lifetime event. Not seen since the 1200's.



https://tinyurl.com/ycr5zw8z

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Last time it happened during the winter solstice was 2000 years ago

Posted by: RoyalOil at December 21, 2020 09:04 AM (Qlopo)

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It's tonight

Posted by: Braenyard at December 21, 2020 09:31 AM (CZm2G)


Signs and portents people:-)

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 21, 2020 10:19 AM (946rW)

414 "What if Democrat Senators Use the Willie Brown Plan to Keep Control of the Senate?" -- What if Republicvnt Senators use the Willie Brown Plan to offer Dianne Feinstein a committee chairWOmanship? P.S. the linkie presupposes that the Demoncrats presently control the Senat.

Posted by: Marooned at December 21, 2020 10:28 AM (yYptV)

415 The legal definition of a conspiracy is "when 2 or more people agree to violate a law". Under that definition there are plenty of real conspiracies in the world. For example; 911 was an actual conspiracy. Mafia crimes are conspiracies. All of the people who went to Pedo Island were involved in a conspiracy. The Hunter Biden laptop evidence makes it clear that their family activity is a conspiracy, since there are a number of people who agreed to violate numerous US bribery laws. When Democrats agree to oppress our Constitutional rights, that is a conspiracy which violates federal law.

It is not a conspiracy theory to state any of the above, nor am I guilty of conspiratorial thinking when I point out any of those obvious real conspiracies. The left wing, collegiate warnings, about conspiratorial thinking are designed to keep you from noticing real conspiracies that are all around you.


Posted by: An Observation sez China Joe not my president at December 21, 2020 10:37 AM (efVL4)

416 Shirley Temple

I'm Getting Nuttin' for Christmas (Somebody Snitched on Me)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUA7BPnog_0

Posted by: MachiasPrivateer at December 21, 2020 11:03 AM (EMi53)

417 Warai-otoko

Wear gloves. I do.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 21, 2020 11:03 AM (u82oZ)

418 "It was thanks to Darlan that the British were forced to open fire on the French Navy at Oran in July, a month after the French surrender."

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Wow. Gelernter does a really nice faux fellation of the Churchill historic cock in that article!

Posted by: Undocumented at December 21, 2020 11:47 AM (Y08Vx)

419 "I do not believe that the solution to our problem is simply to elect the right people. The important thing is to establish a political climate of opinion which will make it politically profitable for the wrong people to do the right thing."

That is why they cannot be allowed to get away with this Industrial Level Vote Fraud. If they know they can remove opponents and stay in office forever with fictional votes, there is no limiting principle but the Tree.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at December 21, 2020 12:00 PM (Ndje9)

420 I honestly believe the worst case here is that the ele tion is tossed to the house, where the GOP maintains a 29-21 state delegation lead and the sellouts in the house will STILL vote to elect Joe Biden. Change my mind

Posted by: Deadrody at December 21, 2020 12:21 PM (88fBD)

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