Mid-Morning Art Thread

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A Balloon Site, Coventry
Laura Knight

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM




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1 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 12, 2021 09:30 AM (Zz0t1)

2 OH the HUMANITY!!!

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 12, 2021 09:30 AM (Zz0t1)

3 Yay - art!!

Posted by: Doof at January 12, 2021 09:30 AM (mZUr4)

4 She doesn't fill out those pants very well.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 12, 2021 09:31 AM (Zz0t1)

5 Where's da gas?

Posted by: BignJames at January 12, 2021 09:31 AM (AwYPR)

6 *puffs cigarette*
-The Margins

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, figuring this whole time thing out with Nolan at January 12, 2021 09:31 AM (LvTSG)

7 Can a couple of women pull on mine too?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at January 12, 2021 09:31 AM (+4EvF)

8 *takes long drag on cigarette*

*exhales*

Thanks, CBD.

You're good.

Posted by: The Margins at January 12, 2021 09:31 AM (Zz0t1)

9 Lets fill that with Hydrogen!!!

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 12, 2021 09:31 AM (N39Ws)

10
So big the margins are blown!

And the one in the middle looks to be a cute girl version of Mick "Simpy Red" Hucknall. Or a teenage Greer Garson.

Otherwise, there is metaphor to today.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 12, 2021 09:32 AM (s2VJv)

11 I'm gonna guess this was made sometime between 1939 to 1945. Those look like air raid balloons.

Posted by: Kris at January 12, 2021 09:32 AM (VQp/A)

12 "It's best when the content does it."
-The Margins

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, figuring this whole time thing out with Nolan at January 12, 2021 09:32 AM (LvTSG)

13 Dumbo is breaking loose!

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at January 12, 2021 09:32 AM (lSZIs)

14 Guy on right....supervisor.

Posted by: BignJames at January 12, 2021 09:32 AM (AwYPR)

15 Get that thing off the ground before it's too late. Who's the guy standing there doing nothing??

Posted by: Ziba at January 12, 2021 09:32 AM (S1hrL)

16 The rope they're pulling on seems......pointless.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 12, 2021 09:32 AM (Zz0t1)

17 Lets fill that with Hydrogen!!!
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed



Burn baby burn! Disco inferno!

Posted by: rickb223 at January 12, 2021 09:33 AM (wjmTS)

18 11 I'm gonna guess this was made sometime between 1939 to 1945. Those look like air raid balloons.
Posted by: Kris at January 12, 2021 09:32 AM (VQp/A)


Indeed it was. Coventry was flattened by the Luftwaffe, as you can see by the ruins in the immediate background.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 12, 2021 09:33 AM (s2VJv)

19 Woman's Auxiliary during The Blitz?

Posted by: Big V Caffeinated at January 12, 2021 09:33 AM (6Pqz7)

20 This looks like commie art, no?

Posted by: dantesed at January 12, 2021 09:33 AM (88xKn)

21 The rope they're pulling on seems......pointless.


Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 12, 2021 09:32 AM (Zz0t1)


They had pulley systems anchored in the ground.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 12, 2021 09:34 AM (xT2tT)

22 Guy on right....supervisor.
Posted by: BignJames at January 12, 2021 09:32 AM (AwYPR)


I don't think that's a guy.....

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 12, 2021 09:34 AM (Zz0t1)

23 weird looking nuns at that conventry

Posted by: Herr Frau Doktor vmom Staunch Demofaszi (on gab as @vm) at January 12, 2021 09:35 AM (nUhF0)

24 16 The rope they're pulling on seems......pointless.
Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 12, 2021 09:32 AM (Zz0t1)
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An apprentice rope. Practice makes perfect.

Posted by: WisRich at January 12, 2021 09:35 AM (G0vdT)

25 They had pulley systems anchored in the ground.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 12, 2021 09:34 AM (xT2tT)


But the rope appears to end at the 2nd pulley, like they're trying to pull the Earth open.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 12, 2021 09:35 AM (Zz0t1)

26 Wait...is it landing or taking off?

Posted by: Ziba at January 12, 2021 09:35 AM (S1hrL)

27 That gals pants look like a family of coons moved out

Posted by: MAC SOG'''' at January 12, 2021 09:36 AM (P4Pk9)

28 Looks like the balloons they had over the D-Day ships.

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at January 12, 2021 09:36 AM (LZ7Gl)

29 Who's the guy standing there doing nothing??
Posted by: Ziba at January 12, 2021 09:32 AM (S1hrL)

It's MA'AM!

Posted by: Herr Frau Doktor vmom Staunch Demofaszi (on gab as @vm) at January 12, 2021 09:36 AM (nUhF0)

30 26 Wait...is it landing or taking off?
Posted by: Ziba at January 12, 2021 09:35 AM (S1hrL)

=========

"Depends. Have you looked in the box?"
-Schrodinger

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, figuring this whole time thing out with Nolan at January 12, 2021 09:36 AM (LvTSG)

31 Get that thing off the ground before it's too late. Who's the guy standing there doing nothing??
Posted by: Ziba


Management. Who else?

Posted by: rickb223 at January 12, 2021 09:36 AM (wjmTS)

32 Indeed it was. Coventry was flattened by the Luftwaffe, as you can see by the ruins in the immediate background.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 12, 2021 09:33 AM (s2VJv)

Have you been following the superb WWII week to week series on YouTube? I highly recommend it.

Posted by: Kris at January 12, 2021 09:36 AM (VQp/A)

33 Other than that Mrs Hindenberg, how was the flight.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 12, 2021 09:36 AM (5QBw6)

34 Barrage balloon. Beware the Stukas!

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert (Gringo fuertemente armado -tempore belli!) at January 12, 2021 09:37 AM (N3El/)

35 Sniper's in the balloon?

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at January 12, 2021 09:37 AM (TK8Ry)

36 Kif, those young men are giving me confused thoughts and feelings. Confused, and sexy feelings...

Posted by: Zapp Brannigan at January 12, 2021 09:37 AM (3MG/9)

37 I remember running into those things when I played the Red Baron PC game.

I'd generally die.

Posted by: WitchDoktor at January 12, 2021 09:38 AM (wGxSf)

38 like they're trying to pull the Earth open.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 12, 2021 09:35 AM (Zz0t1)

Maybe that's why the supervisor is standing there, thinking that maybe she should just go get a cup of tea and let these morons figure it out for themselves.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 12, 2021 09:38 AM (xT2tT)

39 Up, Up, and Away ...

Posted by: Adriane the Practical Critic ... at January 12, 2021 09:38 AM (LPnfS)

40 I dig the photorealism of it.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 12, 2021 09:39 AM (F0YaR)

41 What did balloons like this do?

Posted by: Kris at January 12, 2021 09:39 AM (VQp/A)

42 Maybe that's why the supervisor is standing there, thinking that maybe she should just go get a cup of tea and let these morons figure it out for themselves.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 12, 2021 09:38 AM (xT2tT)


Point taken.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 12, 2021 09:39 AM (Zz0t1)

43 I read were are running out of Helium!

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 12, 2021 09:39 AM (5QBw6)

44 Oh! The huge manatee!
Is that TRUMP scraped into the side?


Posted by: johnd01 - I Love Pres Biden and am loyal to The Party! at January 12, 2021 09:39 AM (ukNFU)

45 Old-timey drones, I guess.

Actually, I kinda like this piece. People are making something work.

Posted by: President-elect Emmie at January 12, 2021 09:39 AM (ofYez)

46 36 Kif, those young men are giving me confused thoughts and feelings. Confused, and sexy feelings...
Posted by: Zapp Brannigan at January 12, 2021 09:37 AM (3MG/9)

Are you a Lincoln Project member?

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 12, 2021 09:40 AM (5QBw6)

47 Fly Excelsior!

Posted by: Fortcoins at January 12, 2021 09:40 AM (MfKtw)

48 Coventry was flattened by the Luftwaffe

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 12, 2021 09:33 AM (s2VJv)

Yup. They had stuff worth bombing, and they were on the way to Birmingham, so if for any reason Birmingham wasn't doable by the Luftwaffe, Coventry got it!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 12, 2021 09:40 AM (xT2tT)

49 100 comment rule. [CBD]

Posted by: Jean at January 12, 2021 09:40 AM (Xih1H)

50 Lesbians were in charge of balloon projects during WWIII.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 12, 2021 09:41 AM (5QBw6)

51 41 What did balloons like this do?
Posted by: Kris


Theoretically ... keep planes from flying over targets because the ropes etc. would foul the planes ...

Posted by: Adriane the Practical Critic ... at January 12, 2021 09:41 AM (LPnfS)

52 Look up what do barrage balloons do on DDG

Posted by: blaster at January 12, 2021 09:41 AM (ZfRYq)

53 *obligatory led zepplin reference here.*

Posted by: Fortcoins at January 12, 2021 09:42 AM (MfKtw)

54 27 That gals pants look like a family of coons moved out
Posted by: MAC SOG'''' at January 12, 2021 09:36 AM (P4Pk9)

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I was thinking that she bears a striking resemblance to Brie Lawson.

Posted by: SMH at January 12, 2021 09:42 AM (RU4sa)

55 Old and busted: Tank Abrams

New and shiny: Airship Abrams

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 12, 2021 09:42 AM (+y/Ru)

56 It reminds me a little of the Iwo Jima flag raising picture--compositionally, not message. Although, the ladies that stayed behind to keep the home front and factories going deserve thanks too.

Posted by: Kris at January 12, 2021 09:43 AM (VQp/A)

57 heave ho

*girl with hands on her hips*

Who are you calling a ho?

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 12, 2021 09:43 AM (5QBw6)

58 You and I in a little toy shop
Buy a bag of balloons with the money we got
Set them free at the break of dawn
Till one by one they were gone...


Posted by: Nina at January 12, 2021 09:43 AM (ukNFU)

59
She's supervising and pointing out to the guys doing the work what they're doing wrong. Not at all typical behavior for women.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 12, 2021 09:44 AM (mht8P)

60 Up, up and away!!

Posted by: Jak Sucio at January 12, 2021 09:44 AM (jvt6t)

61 Well done !

The painting looks like a photograph !

Posted by: JT at January 12, 2021 09:45 AM (arJlL)

62 With that many chicks I can't imagine being deflated.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 12, 2021 09:45 AM (vQJZv)

63 Preparing for the First Annual Turkey Drop - 1942

I'd hang it, but I'm not sure where exactly.

Posted by: IP at January 12, 2021 09:47 AM (isHRY)

64 The one man on the rope looks like he has a bandaged arm. Wounded RAF?

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at January 12, 2021 09:49 AM (dfRN6)

65 The raising of Jerrold Nadler's Pants

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 12, 2021 09:50 AM (QYoFn)

66 The Coventry Blitz, Nov 14 1940. The reason Hamburg got it later.
Note, in the background detail, that most of Coventry is still working here.

In 1940, ruddy English schoolgirls were out defending their cities.

We big tough college-mocking modern conservatives?Can't spell "zeppelin." God we suck.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at January 12, 2021 09:50 AM (zMFmR)

67 IIRC The air raid that did the most damage to Coventry was allowed to happen to protect the secret that luftwaffe codes had been broken.

Maybe an expert can weigh in.

Posted by: Somewhere South of I-80 at January 12, 2021 09:51 AM (uxUoN)

68 I think they're supposed to be pulling the rope on a balloon off the painting, not the one behind them.

Posted by: josephistan at January 12, 2021 09:51 AM (Izzlo)

69 If you want to get it to full mast, pull harder!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 12, 2021 09:51 AM (QYoFn)

70 Read somewhere that the British army ran some war games in the 70s to simulate how Operation Sea Lion would have played out if the Krauts had gone for it.

They concluded that they would have advanced to the main defensive line just south of London, but from that point the Royal Navy would be able to cut the supplies off and they wouldn't have made it any further.

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at January 12, 2021 09:51 AM (LZ7Gl)

71 Man? Guys? I think it's time for a lot of Morons to get those cataracts checked.

Posted by: lowandslow at January 12, 2021 09:51 AM (qH6FZ)

72 56 It reminds me a little of the Iwo Jima flag raising picture--compositionally, not message. Although, the ladies that stayed behind to keep the home front and factories going deserve thanks too.
Posted by: Kris at January 12, 2021 09:43 AM (VQp/A)

See: "The Many, Not the Few . . ." by Richard North

Posted by: Capercaillie4901 at January 12, 2021 09:52 AM (qpjZr)

73 70 Read somewhere that the British army ran some war games in the 70s to simulate how Operation Sea Lion would have played out if the Krauts had gone for it.

They concluded that they would have advanced to the main defensive line just south of London, but from that point the Royal Navy would be able to cut the supplies off and they wouldn't have made it any further.
Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at January 12, 2021 09:51 AM (LZ7Gl)

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"Better than bombing Dresden."
-The Modern Left

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, figuring this whole time thing out with Nolan at January 12, 2021 09:52 AM (LvTSG)

74 In 1940, ruddy English schoolgirls were out defending their cities.

Now their men can't even be men.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 12, 2021 09:52 AM (QYoFn)

75 The one man on the rope looks like he has a bandaged arm. Wounded RAF?
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher

Michelle Fields' father.

Posted by: JT at January 12, 2021 09:52 AM (arJlL)

76 The Coventry Blitz, Nov 14 1940. The reason Hamburg Dresden got it later.
Note, in the background detail, that most of Coventry is still working here.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at January 12, 2021 09:50 AM (zMFmR)

moar better?

Posted by: BignJames at January 12, 2021 09:52 AM (AwYPR)

77 Girl Power! Or Grrrrrl Powwwwrrrr!

Either way, it's puffy.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 12, 2021 09:52 AM (oQ94s)

78 Sniper's in the balloon?
Posted by: Helena Handbasket


No sniper today. You have to find the witch, instead.

That is a coven tree, after all.

Posted by: mikeski at January 12, 2021 09:53 AM (P1f+c)

79 Well, since it's WWII and someone mentioned it......

https://www.retrogames.cz/ play_1289-DOS.php?language=EN

Red Baron PC game.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 12, 2021 09:53 AM (Zz0t1)

80 Didn't save Coventry. The Germans bombed the shit out of it.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 12, 2021 09:53 AM (1ISKN)

81 MOAR like, "A Balloon Site, Controversy." Where are the proud women of color, like Breonna Taylor to anchor the tether line?

Posted by: Marooned at January 12, 2021 09:53 AM (yYptV)

82 Spelling led zeppelin wrong must've been a communication breakdown caused by being dazed and confused.

Posted by: Fortcoins at January 12, 2021 09:54 AM (MfKtw)

83 The chick on the right has her [Stupid white girl boots that rhyme with Lugs] on, but couldn't get leggings because of the war.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 12, 2021 09:54 AM (QYoFn)

84 MOAR like, "A Balloon Site, Controversy." Where are the proud women of color, like Breonna Taylor to anchor the tether line?
Posted by: Marooned at January 12, 2021 09:53 AM (yYptV)


Tie that shit to Stacy Abrams. It ain't goin' nowhere.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 12, 2021 09:54 AM (Zz0t1)

85 Sold the last of the family Marriott stock yesterday. I know that it won't break them to have those few shares on the market, but it was the last of a line that went back to when Grandpa bought into Hot Shoppes.

These companies are not acting in the shareholders interest by alienating 50% of the country and their CEO's and Directors should pay the price.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at January 12, 2021 09:54 AM (Zxs9d)

86 What were the balloons supposed to do anyway? Be "roadblocks" for the German bombers?

Posted by: johnd01 at January 12, 2021 09:54 AM (ukNFU)

87 I need some barrage balloons for the house to hinder those gub'mint drones and 'copters flitting about.

Posted by: exdem13 at January 12, 2021 09:55 AM (W+kMI)

88 74 In 1940, ruddy English schoolgirls were out defending their cities.

Now their men can't even be men.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 12, 2021 09:52 AM (QYoFn)

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We're too busy trying to be women, duh!

Posted by: Trannies in England at January 12, 2021 09:55 AM (CVIfX)

89 67 IIRC The air raid that did the most damage to Coventry was allowed to happen to protect the secret that luftwaffe codes had been broken.

Maybe an expert can weigh in.

Posted by: Somewhere South of I-80 at January 12, 2021 09:51 AM (uxUoN)

It was a high precision night bombing raid using the Germans X-beam technology. The had broken the codes, but didn't have a countermeasure for the X-beam yet.

Bizarrely, I watched a little of a documentary on this just last night.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 12, 2021 09:55 AM (1ISKN)

90 The leader, at the right, is wearing RAF aircrew boots. A bit odd.

Posted by: Gref at January 12, 2021 09:56 AM (AMIL/)

91 Didn't need Megan McCain's art today.

Posted by: WeBoned! at January 12, 2021 09:56 AM (8k7U7)

92 Hey is it J.J's birthday?

It's Rush's birthday!

Posted by: Taqiyyologist (bofa/deez) at January 12, 2021 09:56 AM (ifvak)

93 My apologies for the 100 comment violation. Strike it from the Horde's memory banks.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at January 12, 2021 09:56 AM (Zxs9d)

94 What were the balloons supposed to do anyway? Be "roadblocks" for the German bombers?

Posted by: johnd01 at January 12, 2021 09:54 AM (ukNFU)

pretty much

Posted by: BignJames at January 12, 2021 09:57 AM (AwYPR)

95 WAAFs!

Posted by: m at January 12, 2021 09:57 AM (6WbUY)

96 71 Man? Guys? I think it's time for a lot of Morons to get those cataracts checked.
Posted by: lowandslow at January 12, 2021 09:51 AM (qH6FZ)

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lol

Among other things.

Posted by: SMH at January 12, 2021 09:57 AM (aIL3I)

97 86 What were the balloons supposed to do anyway? Be "roadblocks" for the German bombers?
Posted by: johnd01 at January 12, 2021 09:54 AM (ukNFU)

I think it dates to WW1, when only very low flying flights had a hope of bombing anything accurately. By WW2 they were a pretty useless anachronism, put up because some people liked to see them, but of little use. Sometimes they would put an observer in a basket, but that was a suicide mission if there ever was one.

Posted by: Tom Servo lear at January 12, 2021 09:57 AM (V2Yro)

98 That fabric is delightful!! I should make a dress out it!!!

Posted by: Big Mike O at January 12, 2021 09:57 AM (uxUoN)

99 Have a question for the Horde:

Anyone using NordVPN?

Just installed it and it seems to work okay, thus far.

Posted by: SMH at January 12, 2021 09:58 AM (aIL3I)

100 What were the balloons supposed to do anyway? Be "roadblocks" for the German bombers?

Posted by: johnd01 at January 12, 2021 09:54 AM (ukNFU)

Birthday balloons!

Posted by: Taqiyyologist (bofa/deez) at January 12, 2021 09:58 AM (ifvak)

101 94What were the balloons supposed to do anyway? Be "roadblocks" for the German bombers?

Posted by: johnd01 at January 12, 2021 09:54 AM (ukNFU)

They had explosives that would detach, slide down the wires, and hope fully hit the plane.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 12, 2021 09:59 AM (1ISKN)

102 Ahh, Balloon Command* of the British Woman's Auxiliary Air Force**.





*not a reference to breasts

**pronounced "waifs"

Posted by: Sharkman at January 12, 2021 09:59 AM (0bGEp)

103 I think it dates to WW1, when only very low flying flights had a hope of bombing anything accurately. By WW2 they were a pretty useless anachronism, put up because some people liked to see them, but of little use. Sometimes they would put an observer in a basket, but that was a suicide mission if there ever was one.
Posted by: Tom Servo lear at January 12, 2021 09:57 AM (V2Yro)

Don't you dare make the obvious analogy here!

Posted by: Dr. Fauci at January 12, 2021 10:00 AM (LZ7Gl)

104 Hey Sponge!

Posted by: SMH at January 12, 2021 10:00 AM (RU4sa)

105
They had explosives that would detach, slide down the wires, and hope fully hit the plane.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 12, 2021 09:59 AM (1ISKN)

oh puh-lease! LOL!

Posted by: Tom Servo lear at January 12, 2021 10:00 AM (V2Yro)

106 So, Escape from New York...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, figuring this whole time thing out with Nolan at January 12, 2021 10:00 AM (LvTSG)

107 Michigan replaced Justin Amash with Justin Amash 2.0! who will seriously consider voting to impeach. GOPe strikes again.

Posted by: Antrim population 32K at January 12, 2021 10:00 AM (ONvIw)

108 We big tough college-mocking modern conservatives?Can't spell "zeppelin." God we suck.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at January 12, 2021 09:50 AM (zMFmR)

It's too early in the day to be an asshole and criticize people's spelling. Especially since you don't know how to use the space bar.



Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 12, 2021 10:01 AM (xT2tT)

109 It looks like there are some girls on the other side of the blimp who didn't let go of the rope.

Posted by: t-bird at January 12, 2021 10:02 AM (DMQdU)

110 Neunundneunzig Luftballons
Auf ihrem Weg zum Horizont

Posted by: Herr Frau Doktor vmom Staunch Demofaszi (on gab as @vm) at January 12, 2021 10:02 AM (nUhF0)

111 97 86 What were the balloons supposed to do anyway? Be "roadblocks" for the German bombers?
Posted by: johnd01 at January 12, 2021 09:54 AM (ukNFU)

I think it dates to WW1, when only very low flying flights had a hope of bombing anything accurately. By WW2 they were a pretty useless anachronism, put up because some people liked to see them, but of little use. Sometimes they would put an observer in a basket, but that was a suicide mission if there ever was one.
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The purpose of barrage balloons was the steel cable that tethered it to a ground-based or ship-based point. The balloons were supposed to hinder low-flying enemy aircraft. Get too close to a balloon, lose a piece of wing or tail. That actually happened a few times, and made them a cheaply effective anti-aircraft defense.


Posted by: exdem13 at January 12, 2021 10:02 AM (W+kMI)

112 They started putting arty observers in planes when they realized the barage balloons were 'not safe'.

Posted by: Eromero at January 12, 2021 10:02 AM (em79L)

113 So the Art Thread gets the old Coventry treatment.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 12, 2021 10:02 AM (ejd/p)

114 In reference to the Nena song, there really were red balloons that were supposed to be released as an alert - it was a visual signal that could not be blocked.

Service people of a certain age used the phrase "when the balloon goes up" in place of when the shit hits the fan. So when you use it now, people look at you like, what?

Posted by: blaster at January 12, 2021 10:03 AM (ZfRYq)

115 Skillful.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at January 12, 2021 10:03 AM (6xk3i)

116 Bob Dole knows this situation all-too-well.

Posted by: Bob Dole at January 12, 2021 10:03 AM (Ckg4U)

117 Posted by: exdem13 at January 12, 2021 10:02 AM (W+kMI)

How dare you correct an "expert" !

Good Day, Sir hurummph...I say Good Day!!!

Posted by: Somewhere South of I-80 at January 12, 2021 10:04 AM (uxUoN)

118 My grandfather worked on the blimp hangers at LTA Station Tustin during WWII, fell off and was saved by his safety line. They are planning on tearing one down but save the other because of history. Biggest wooden framed structures on the west coast.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at January 12, 2021 10:04 AM (+4EvF)

119 110 come on, someone musta gotten a 99 luftballons earwig!

Posted by: Herr Frau Doktor vmom Staunch Demofaszi (on gab as @vm) at January 12, 2021 10:04 AM (nUhF0)

120 41 What did balloons like this do?

Posted by: Kris at January 12, 2021 09:39 AM (VQp/A)


They are called barrage balloons (I don't know the origin of the term).

They were deployed in clusters, over high-value targets/areas, to deter low-flying strafers and horizontal bombers, and dive bombers.

Used mostly in the UK, but there are pictures showing them used over the Normandy beaches, after the fighting moved a bit inland, to protect LST's and other vessels unloading men and materials directly onto beaches.

Posted by: Gref at January 12, 2021 10:04 AM (AMIL/)

121 What were the balloons supposed to do anyway? Be "roadblocks" for the German bombers?

I thought they were barrage balloons, which kept biplanes away.

Posted by: t-bird at January 12, 2021 10:04 AM (vOGqy)

122 Michigan replaced Justin Amash with Justin Amash 2.0! who will seriously consider voting to impeach. GOPe strikes again.

Posted by: Antrim population 32K at January 12, 2021 10:00 AM (ONvIw)

There is a theme in MI Republicans it seems.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at January 12, 2021 10:04 AM (946rW)

123 oh puh-lease! LOL!
Posted by: Tom Servo lear at January 12, 2021 10:00 AM (V2Yro)


Some did. I don't think many.

Posted by: blaster at January 12, 2021 10:04 AM (ZfRYq)

124
The
left is high fiving each other with "We stopped the Nazis" from taking
over, but what the left has actually done, is destroy the Republic, out
of pure stupidity.
What Hitler, like all dictators, did, was
expand the power of government. You can't be a dictator if you, DECREASE
the power of government, YOU IDIOTS. What President Trump did was
decrease the number of government workers by over 1,000,000 and get rid
of oppressive red tape.
It was always easy to see that the left
pushed stupid policies that inevitably failed, but now it has become
apparent that the left consists of the political equivalent of
chimpanzees with machine guns, destroying things that they can't begin
to understand.

Posted by: An Observation sez China Joe not my president at January 12, 2021 10:04 AM (8+Tlb)

125 "There's nothing cushy about life in the Womens' Auxiliary Balloon Corps!"

Posted by: CPT Darling at January 12, 2021 10:04 AM (ejd/p)

126 SalesForce dot com has taken steps to prevent the RNC from sending emails out that could potentially incite violence. The RNC uses a SalesForce dot com tool called ExactTarget for its email campaigns.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 12, 2021 10:05 AM (N39Ws)

127 A question for the Hoarde. I live in the Peoples' Kommiewealth of Massachusetts and want to escape to someplace warmer and much much less Communistic. To me, West Virginia and Tennessee look like good possibilities. Florida is too hot for the Admirale. Advice solicited.

Posted by: Admirale's Mate at January 12, 2021 10:05 AM (Cme7M)

128 Nice to see young girls doing some physical work.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at January 12, 2021 10:05 AM (6xk3i)

129 Have you been following the superb WWII week to week series on YouTube? I highly recommend it.

Posted by: Kris



Yes. It's an excellent series, of which this is the first episode:

https://tinyurl.com/WW2-Week-by-Week



The same folks did a similar treatment of WW1, and also the interwar years.

Posted by: Sharkman at January 12, 2021 10:05 AM (0bGEp)

130 Painting: And I thought a king mattress was hard to haul.

Posted by: Apply gp Directly To Forehead at January 12, 2021 10:06 AM (qpX6U)

131 "The balloons were supposed to hinder low-flying enemy aircraft."

Yep, force the bombers above the balloons to make them less accurate and give anti-aircraft guns an opportunity to work. Wasn't a perfect solution but it didn't hurt.

Posted by: lowandslow at January 12, 2021 10:06 AM (qH6FZ)

132 all we gotta do is get to Jersey and we'll be good

Posted by: REDACTED at January 12, 2021 10:06 AM (zZxh0)

133 come on, someone musta gotten a 99 luftballons earwig!
Posted by: Herr Frau Doktor vmom Staunch Demofaszi (on gab as @vm) at January 12, 2021 10:04 AM


*holds up 80s vintage lighter*

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 12, 2021 10:06 AM (ejd/p)

134 Today's Bongino show is up already.

Posted by: Apply gp Directly To Forehead at January 12, 2021 10:07 AM (qpX6U)

135 Oh, the humanity ....

Posted by: Blacksheep at January 12, 2021 10:07 AM (6mvRv)

136 bend over and bark for me

Posted by: Carl Spackler at January 12, 2021 10:07 AM (zZxh0)

137 127 A question for the Hoarde. I live in the Peoples' Kommiewealth of
Massachusetts and want to escape to someplace warmer and much much less
Communistic. To me, West Virginia and Tennessee look like good
possibilities. Florida is too hot for the Admirale. Advice solicited.


Posted by: Admirale's Mate at January 12, 2021 10:05 AM (Cme7M)

I live one state north of you and am considering the same thing. WV, TN, IN, OH, KY are on my radar. I'd love to check out TX but Mrs OCiS isn't too keen on the heat.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 12, 2021 10:07 AM (N39Ws)

138 122. and Meijer is so wealthy, that it will be nearly impossible to dislodge him.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at January 12, 2021 10:07 AM (6/LtX)

139 A question for the Hoarde. I live in the Peoples' Kommiewealth of Massachusetts and want to escape to someplace warmer and much much less Communistic. To me, West Virginia and Tennessee look like good possibilities. Florida is too hot for the Admirale. Advice solicited.
Posted by: Admirale's Mate at January 12, 2021 10:05 AM


Another Masshole!

*fistbump*

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 12, 2021 10:07 AM (ejd/p)

140 We don't mock college, do we? Just illiterate dumbasses who teach there and low IQ crop of perpetual students who think shitposting is a useful profession. Clue: it is not.

Posted by: runner at January 12, 2021 10:08 AM (E6qoh)

141 138 122. and Meijer is so wealthy, that it will be nearly impossible to dislodge him.
Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at January 12, 2021 10:07 AM (6/LtX)


I remember the cheerleaders (not necessarily here I am not throwing shade at hordians) when Meijer won.

Posted by: blaster at January 12, 2021 10:08 AM (ZfRYq)

142 106 So, Escape from New York...
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, figuring this whole time thing out with Nolan at January 12, 2021 10:00 AM (LvTSG)

of for those who stay it could be "Warriors, come on out to play!!!" every night.

Posted by: Tom Servo lear at January 12, 2021 10:08 AM (V2Yro)

143 Painting is ....indecent....

Posted by: runner at January 12, 2021 10:09 AM (E6qoh)

144 SalesForce dot com has taken steps to prevent the RNC from sending emails out that could potentially incite violence.

"Only WE can incite violence!"

This warning from the FBI about violence being organized in all 50 capitols? Yeah, who do you think that's an order for?

If riots were being organized *by us* in all 50 states, you'd think we'd have been told about it already.

Posted by: t-bird at January 12, 2021 10:09 AM (AytXr)

145 A neat war balloons story is the time the Allies used inflatable tanks and Jeeps to misinform the Nazis about Operation Overlord. There's a neat video of soldiers playing with the balloons.

Posted by: Kris at January 12, 2021 10:09 AM (VQp/A)

146 {{{{SMH}}}}

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 12, 2021 10:09 AM (Zz0t1)

147 120 41 What did balloons like this do?

Posted by: Kris at January 12, 2021 09:39 AM (VQp/A)


They are called barrage balloons (I don't know the origin of the term).

They were deployed in clusters, over high-value targets/areas, to deter low-flying strafers and horizontal bombers, and dive bombers.

Used mostly in the UK, but there are pictures showing them used over the Normandy beaches, after the fighting moved a bit inland, to protect LST's and other vessels unloading men and materials directly onto beaches.
Posted by: Gref at January 12, 2021 10:04 AM (AMIL/)

The barrage balloons on the Normandy beaches were crewed by Black American soldiers

Posted by: josephistan at January 12, 2021 10:09 AM (Izzlo)

148 What did balloons like this do?

Posted by: Kris




You park them directly above something you want to attempt to protect from strafing fighters. They work a bit, but not much.

Posted by: Sharkman at January 12, 2021 10:10 AM (0bGEp)

149 Painting: Protestors against erectile dysfunction prepare to burn a giant limp dick in effigy.

Posted by: Apply gp Directly To Forehead at January 12, 2021 10:10 AM (qpX6U)

150 145 A neat war balloons story is the time the Allies used inflatable tanks and Jeeps to misinform the Nazis about Operation Overlord. There's a neat video of soldiers playing with the balloons.
Posted by: Kris at January 12, 2021 10:09 AM (VQp/A)


Patton's First US Army Group.

Posted by: blaster at January 12, 2021 10:10 AM (ZfRYq)

151 I live one state north of you and am considering the
same thing.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 12, 2021 10:07 AM (N39Ws)

NH or VT? I know that VT is insane, but how bad is NH getting?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 12, 2021 10:10 AM (xT2tT)

152 Hello, fbi. Spam phone calls are inciting me to violence. Chop chop make them stop.

Posted by: Nckate at January 12, 2021 10:10 AM (PGh3U)

153 106 So, Escape from New York...
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, figuring this whole time thing out with Nolan at January 12, 2021 10:00 AM (LvTSG)

Best get to it before Cumo bombs the bridges to keep us plague infected less NYers from getting in.

Cause we all hope to flock there after all.

Posted by: Bete at January 12, 2021 10:10 AM (Ojki1)

154 Shouldn't that be 'oh, the huwomanity'?

Posted by: Eromero at January 12, 2021 10:10 AM (em79L)

155 It was always easy to see that the left pushed stupid policies that inevitably failed, but now it has become apparent that the left consists of the political equivalent of chimpanzees with machine guns, destroying things that they can't begin
to understand.
Posted by: An Observation sez China Joe not my president at January 12, 2021 10:04 AM (8+Tlb)

I'm ready for Charlton Heston to push the red crystal controlling the Alpha-Omega bomb.

Posted by: Tom Servo lear at January 12, 2021 10:11 AM (V2Yro)

156 If you are on socialistic security it will go a lot further in WV
Plus if you are old their docs will give you OxyContin you can sell

Posted by: Attila at January 12, 2021 10:11 AM (2t7yC)

157 Hello, fbi. Spam phone calls are inciting me to violence. Chop chop make them stop.
Posted by: Nckate at January 12, 2021 10:10 AM (PGh3U)


But, how else will you know your vehicle's warranty has expired?

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 12, 2021 10:11 AM (Zz0t1)

158 Hello, fbi. Spam phone calls are inciting me to violence. Chop chop make them stop.
Posted by: Nckate at January 12, 2021 10:10 AM (PGh3U)

LOL. Good one. If only.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at January 12, 2021 10:11 AM (6xk3i)

159 Just read Sheldon Adelson passed away....

Posted by: runner at January 12, 2021 10:12 AM (E6qoh)

160 142 106 So, Escape from New York...
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, figuring this whole time thing out with Nolan at January 12, 2021 10:00 AM (LvTSG)

of for those who stay it could be "Warriors, come on out to play!!!" every night.
Posted by: Tom Servo lear at January 12, 2021 10:08 AM (V2Yro)

===========

Well, as long as income inequality has been properly addressed, what else matters?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, figuring this whole time thing out with Nolan at January 12, 2021 10:12 AM (LvTSG)

161 Eugene Robinson says Trump supporters need to be reprogrammed

and there must be consequences for them voting for Trump

Posted by: REDACTED at January 12, 2021 10:12 AM (zZxh0)

162 150 145 A neat war balloons story is the time the Allies used inflatable
tanks and Jeeps to misinform the Nazis about Operation Overlord. There's
a neat video of soldiers playing with the balloons.
I think there is a documentary about that called Shadow Army

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at January 12, 2021 10:12 AM (k/TB6)

163 161 Eugene Robinson says Trump supporters need to be reprogrammed

and there must be consequences for them voting for Trump
Posted by: REDACTED at January 12, 2021 10:12 AM (zZxh0)

==========

"Finally! A true conservative voice!"
-Jonah Goldberg

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, figuring this whole time thing out with Nolan at January 12, 2021 10:13 AM (LvTSG)

164 You park them directly above something you want to attempt to protect from strafing fighters.

Aha! That must be our target...

Posted by: German Stukas at January 12, 2021 10:13 AM (DMQdU)

165 The left is forever breaking eggs and never comes up with the omelet.

Fuck them and their labeling as domestic terrorists if you hold a view slightly to the right of AOC.

Posted by: MJ at January 12, 2021 10:13 AM (gAMkn)

Posted by: s at January 12, 2021 10:13 AM (/oG9s)

167 Eugene Robinson says Trump supporters need to be reprogrammed

and there must be consequences for them voting for Trump
Posted by: REDACTED at January 12, 2021 10:12 AM (zZxh0)


Name added.

*etches ammo*

Good to know your thoughts on this, Gene.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 12, 2021 10:13 AM (Zz0t1)

168 164 You park them directly above something you want to attempt to protect from strafing fighters.

Aha! That must be our target...
Posted by: German Stukas at January 12, 2021 10:13 AM (DMQdU)

==========

"Which one? There are dozens."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, figuring this whole time thing out with Nolan at January 12, 2021 10:13 AM (LvTSG)

169 144
This warning from the FBI about violence being organized in all 50 capitols? Yeah, who do you think that's an order for?



If riots were being organized *by us* in all 50 states, you'd think we'd have been told about it already.



Posted by: t-bird at January 12, 2021 10:09 AM (AytXr)

Funny that 50 state warning. FBI then says "Amid national warning, FBI says no known potentially violent protests planned at NH Statehouse".So WTF?

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 12, 2021 10:14 AM (N39Ws)

170 The ever-ingenious Germans installed balloon cable fenders/cutters on some HE-111's. Ingenious, but practical? I don't think the the Luftwaffe outfitted many bombers with this equipment. Not very many photos of them.

https://tinyurl.com/y692m8e7

Posted by: Gref at January 12, 2021 10:14 AM (AMIL/)

171 We don't mock college, do we? Just illiterate dumbasses who teach there and low IQ crop of perpetual students who think shitposting is a useful profession. Clue: it is not.

College is like California: it'd be great if someone eliminated all the Marxists.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 12, 2021 10:14 AM (ZGrMX)

172 There is a classic Dad's Army episode about a barrage balloon that is one of the funniest of their episodes. You can get it via BritBox streaming if you want. The whole series is well written and funny as heck.

Posted by: whig at January 12, 2021 10:14 AM (pO7gM)

173 Eugene Robinson says Trump supporters need to be reprogrammed

They were. Have you been paying attention?

Posted by: DOMINION Voting Systems at January 12, 2021 10:14 AM (DMQdU)

174 Would not hang

Posted by: DB- just DB. at January 12, 2021 10:14 AM (KeYL1)

175 I liked to read about zeppelin's used in WW1 by the Germans to bomb London and other UK cities. They flew high out of reach of the British fighters of that time. Then the British developed incendiary ammo which had an effect on the zeppelins. A movie was made about the flights (certainly brave men) and as a kid I read the book, which I liked..

Posted by: Colin at January 12, 2021 10:14 AM (RdCK4)

176 Painting: Crack troops of the 47th Women's Inflatable Corps mount the mission that rescued Balloon Boy.

Posted by: Apply gp Directly To Forehead at January 12, 2021 10:15 AM (qpX6U)

177 A question for the Hoarde. I live in the Peoples' Kommiewealth of Massachusetts and want to escape to someplace warmer and much much less Communistic. To me, West Virginia and Tennessee look like good possibilities. Florida is too hot for the Admirale. Advice solicited.
Posted by: Admirale's Mate

No seafood?

Posted by: Jean at January 12, 2021 10:15 AM (Xih1H)

178 GOPe strikes again.

Posted by: Antrim population 32K at January 12, 2021 10:00 AM (ONvIw)


2022


LOLOL

Posted by: No Worries! at January 12, 2021 10:15 AM (AJ/B4)

179 They concluded that they would have advanced to the main defensive line just south of London, but from that point the Royal Navy would be able to cut the supplies off and they wouldn't have made it any further.

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter



I like to think that might have been true. But then I remember that instead of invading Britain, Germany turned around and invaded the USSR a year later with 3 million men and ended up fighting there for 1,417 days.

Sure, they had to cross the English Channel to invade Britain, rather than 1000 km of steppes, but I think the Germans would have been a lot more successful with an invasion of the UK. The Royal Navy? Hitler would have stationed all his subs on the bottom of the Channel and would have most likely sunk the entire Royal Navy when they appeared.

Posted by: Sharkman at January 12, 2021 10:15 AM (0bGEp)

180 "Ladies, if we can't make this balloon fly, they're NEVER going to see us as equals and give us equal pay!"

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 12, 2021 10:15 AM (Zz0t1)

181 I like the gradual incline of the airship workers.

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at January 12, 2021 10:16 AM (2DOZq)

182 Primitive air defenses. British radar was the most advanced, but it was still brand new when the war began and the inland stations weren't as numerous or capable as the coastal ones. So, for the bomber formations that got through, the ladies on the ground manned the sirens and took care of the balloons while the men flew the suicide missions above.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 12, 2021 10:16 AM (Bvn1K)

183 Fuck them and their labeling as domestic terrorists if you hold a view slightly to the right of AOC.

Now we're talking about side boob. Nice.

Posted by: t-bird at January 12, 2021 10:16 AM (XHrkn)

184 Red Baron PC game.
Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 12, 2021 09:53 AM (Zz0t1)

That was a fun game back in the day flying against other people online. I think I still have my original copies of RB, RBII, and RB 3D.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert (Gringo fuertemente armado -tempore belli!) at January 12, 2021 10:16 AM (N3El/)

185 Would not hang
Posted by: DB- just DB. at January 12, 2021 10:14 AM (KeYL1)


No worries, just a little air and it will hang itself.

Posted by: WeBoned! at January 12, 2021 10:16 AM (8k7U7)

186 A neat war balloons story is the time the Allies used inflatable tanks and Jeeps to misinform the Nazis about Operation Overlord. There's a neat video of soldiers playing with the balloons.
Posted by: Kris


(twist twist twist)

"A giraffe!"

(twist twist twist twist twist .... twist twist twist twist .... twist twist twist .... twist)

"A Sherman tank!"

Posted by: Army balloon-animal guy at January 12, 2021 10:16 AM (P1f+c)

187 Painting: Coventry fisherwomen reel in a record-weight skywhale.

Posted by: Apply gp Directly To Forehead at January 12, 2021 10:16 AM (qpX6U)

188 This warning from the FBI about violence being organized in all 50 capitols? Yeah, who do you think that's an order for?



If riots were being organized *by us* in all 50 states, you'd think we'd have been told about it already.



Posted by: t-bird at January 12, 2021 10:09 AM (AytXr)
Word.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at January 12, 2021 10:16 AM (946rW)

189 Anyone using NordVPN?

Just installed it and it seems to work okay, thus far.
Posted by: SMH at January 12, 2021 09:58 AM


I've been using it for a few years, but on here you may have issues finding a port that will work thanks to the obsessed and the trolls that have fouled things by getting repeatedly banned.

Posted by: Bert G at January 12, 2021 10:17 AM (OMsf+)

190 Gref @ 170- Cable cutters on helicopters work. Trust me on this one.

Posted by: Eromero at January 12, 2021 10:17 AM (em79L)

191 According to the interwebs, West Virginia has a 6% sales tax, 4.5%-6.5% state income tax and 0.59% property tax. Massachusetts sales tax 6.25%, property tax 1.5%, Income tax 5%. Tennessee has no income tax, 7% sales tax and the lowest property tax in the US at 0.74% so WVA would appear to be a bit on the expensive side. No?

Posted by: Admirale's Mate at January 12, 2021 10:17 AM (Cme7M)

192
That was a fun game back in the day flying against other people online. I think I still have my original copies of RB, RBII, and RB 3D.
Posted by: AZ Hi Desert (Gringo fuertemente armado -tempore belli!) at January 12, 2021 10:16 AM (N3El/)


I didn't remember it until I saw a YT vid a bit ago. I'm quite sure I spent hours playing it.

I loved flight sims when I was a yute.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 12, 2021 10:17 AM (Zz0t1)

193 Bizarrely, I watched a little of a documentary on this just last night.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe




Coincidence?

Methinks naught!!!

Posted by: Sharkman at January 12, 2021 10:17 AM (0bGEp)

194 191 According to the interwebs, West Virginia has a 6% sales tax, 4.5%-6.5% state income tax and 0.59% property tax. Massachusetts sales tax 6.25%, property tax 1.5%, Income tax 5%. Tennessee has no income tax, 7% sales tax and the lowest property tax in the US at 0.74% so WVA would appear to be a bit on the expensive side. No?
Posted by: Admirale's Mate at January 12, 2021 10:17 AM (Cme7M)

==========

From what I can glean, WV is more of a weird blue state that likes to elect Republicans more than a red state.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, figuring this whole time thing out with Nolan at January 12, 2021 10:17 AM (LvTSG)

195 The barrage balloons on the Normandy beaches were crewed by Black American soldiers
Posted by: josephistan at January 12, 2021 10:09 AM (Izzlo)

Balloon Lugs Matter

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 12, 2021 10:18 AM (5QBw6)

196 Michigan replaced Justin Amash with Justin Amash 2.0! who will seriously consider voting to impeach. GOPe strikes again.
Posted by: Antrim population 32K at January 12, 2021 10:00 AM (ONvIw)

*waves from Arizona* We know how you feel!

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert (Gringo fuertemente armado -tempore belli!) at January 12, 2021 10:18 AM (N3El/)

197 128 Nice to see young girls doing some physical work.
Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at January 12, 2021 10:05 AM (6xk3i

Even the Queen worked as a military jeep mechanic at the time.

Posted by: Dr. Fauci at January 12, 2021 10:18 AM (LZ7Gl)

198 98 That fabric is delightful!! I should make a dress out it!!!
Posted by: Big Mike O at January 12, 2021 09:57 AM (uxUoN)

I'm on it!

Posted by: Omar, The Tent-Maker at January 12, 2021 10:18 AM (8/7u2)

199 Posted by: Sharkman at January 12, 2021 10:15 AM (0bGEp)

If we could invade Normandy successfully with the defenses set up by the Germans I think Germany could have done the same to Britain whose defenses were much less at the time.

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at January 12, 2021 10:19 AM (2DOZq)

200 If riots were being organized *by us* in all 50 states, you'd think we'd have been told about it already.






Posted by: t-bird at January 12, 2021 10:09 AM (AytXr)

While I agree this is the FBI setting the stage for Antifa, I will caution that words have meaning. The left wants us to equate "armed protest" with violence but that is a ridiculous equivalency.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at January 12, 2021 10:19 AM (946rW)

201 A question for the Hoarde. I live in the Peoples' Kommiewealth of
Massachusetts and want to escape to someplace warmer and much much less
Communistic. To me, West Virginia and Tennessee look like good
possibilities. Florida is too hot for the Admirale. Advice solicited.

Posted by: Admirale's Mate



No seafood?
GAK! Seafood? Do you know what fish do in the water??

Posted by: Admirale's Mate at January 12, 2021 10:19 AM (Cme7M)

202 Sure, they had to cross the English Channel to invade Britain, rather than 1000 km of steppes, but I think the Germans would have been a lot more successful with an invasion of the UK.

Capture the BEF at Dunkirk - and Hitler doesn't have to invade the UK at all.

Posted by: Uncle Joe at January 12, 2021 10:19 AM (rJD6t)

203 192 I didn't remember it until I saw a YT vid a bit ago. I'm quite sure I spent hours playing it.

I loved flight sims when I was a yute.
Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 12, 2021 10:17 AM (Zz0t1)

==========

I play the shit out of the X-Wing and TIE Fighter games.

I could never beat the final mission in X-Wing Alliance, though.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, figuring this whole time thing out with Nolan at January 12, 2021 10:19 AM (LvTSG)

204 Painting: MyPillow installers deliver Gulliver's order.

Posted by: Apply gp Directly To Forehead at January 12, 2021 10:19 AM (qpX6U)

205 Biden Appoints Known Supporter of Anti-Semitism To Head DOJ Civil Rights Division

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Civil rights?! They don't need no stinkin' civil rights!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 12, 2021 10:19 AM (+y/Ru)

206 190 Gref @ 170- Cable cutters on helicopters work. Trust me on this one.

Posted by: Eromero at January 12, 2021 10:17 AM (em79L)


Thanks - I didn't know that. The flight test pilots must have been paid well. Or were in the Army.

Posted by: Gref at January 12, 2021 10:20 AM (AMIL/)

207 205 Biden Appoints Known Supporter of Anti-Semitism To Head DOJ Civil Rights Division

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Civil rights?! They don't need no stinkin' civil rights!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 12, 2021 10:19 AM (+y/Ru)

==========

I can't wait to hear Mitt Romney lecture us about comity and deference to the executive on their cabinet choices.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, figuring this whole time thing out with Nolan at January 12, 2021 10:20 AM (LvTSG)

208 "Allies used inflatable tanks and Jeeps to misinform the Nazis about Operation Overlord."

In the early goings when we didn't have the Japs contained they were concerned about bombing the production facilities in LA so we camouflaged entire plants and airports with netting and paint to make it look like housing. There's aerial pictures of it, it was pretty convincing.

https://tinyurl.com/y5fvslkc
Scroll down to see how it worked on the Glendale Airport.

Posted by: lowandslow at January 12, 2021 10:20 AM (qH6FZ)

209 ==========

I play the shit out of the X-Wing and TIE Fighter games.

I could never beat the final mission in X-Wing Alliance, though.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, figuring this whole time thing out with Nolan at January 12, 2021 10:19 AM (LvTSG)


Remember Wing Commander?

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 12, 2021 10:20 AM (Zz0t1)

210 194....

As a former WV resident, I can tell you they nickel dime you to death anyway possible. Own some acreage? They tax your trees! Not kidding.

Posted by: PacosMojo at January 12, 2021 10:20 AM (Hd73Y)

211 151 I live one state north of you and am considering the

same thing.
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 12, 2021 10:07 AM (N39Ws)

NH or VT? I know that VT is insane, but how bad is NH getting? Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 12, 2021 10:10 AM (xT2tT)
NH has seen an influx from city dwellers looking to get out. Good times if you own real estate and want to sell. Bad because our property taxes are abased on 100% home valuation. And our local politicians are all lefties and haven't met a $1 bill they wouldn't spend.
Seacoast NH, where I am, is all blue. There are sizable pockets of us holdouts, but it is painfully clear we are behind enemy lines.
Geographically, I love this state. I'm originally from upstate NY (north of Albany) but never looked back. I like being 1hr from mountains, 30 minutes to any beach I want to go to. Alas, I fear it is lost.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 12, 2021 10:20 AM (N39Ws)

212 Here's an interesting little first-hand account by one of the waifs who was on these crews:

https://bbc.in/39trqYG

Posted by: t-bird at January 12, 2021 10:21 AM (Ypqc1)

213 Biden Appoints Known Supporter of Anti-Semitism To Head DOJ Civil Rights Division

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Civil rights?! They don't need no stinkin' civil rights!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 12, 2021 10:19 AM (+y/Ru)


Because whites don't get rights.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 12, 2021 10:21 AM (Zz0t1)

214 I think it likely antifa in maga drag will be violent in a few state capitols
fazis will then crack down moar

Posted by: Herr Frau Doktor vmom Staunch Demofaszi (on gab as @vm) at January 12, 2021 10:21 AM (nUhF0)

215 It's Tuesday. One day closer to the gulags.

Posted by: Gaelic Girl's Irish Democracy at January 12, 2021 10:21 AM (5FCda)

216 36 Kif, those young men are giving me confused thoughts and feelings. Confused, and sexy feelings...
Posted by: Zapp Brannigan at January 12, 2021 09:37 AM (3MG/9)

Lol, Zapp, are they making your girdle chafe? One beep for yes, two beeps for no. Aha a double yes!

Most entertaining character on futurama. Even my wife quotes him.

Posted by: Mishdog at January 12, 2021 10:21 AM (F/Rk0)

217 Painting: Hydrogen Honeys Haul Huge Handbag.

Posted by: Apply gp Directly To Forehead at January 12, 2021 10:21 AM (qpX6U)

218 199 Posted by: Sharkman at January 12, 2021 10:15 AM (0bGEp)

If we could invade Normandy successfully with the defenses set up by the Germans I think Germany could have done the same to Britain whose defenses were much less at the time.
Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at January 12, 2021 10:19 AM (2DOZq)

OTOH, the Germans had nothing approaching the logistics needed to successfully invade & occupy Great Britain.

Posted by: josephistan at January 12, 2021 10:21 AM (Izzlo)

219 Eugene Robinson says Trump supporters need to be reprogrammed

and there must be consequences for them voting for Trump
Posted by: REDACTED at January 12, 2021 10:12 AM (zZxh0)

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Whatevers.

Find me first, assholes.

Posted by: SMH at January 12, 2021 10:22 AM (aIL3I)

220 No seafood?
GAK! Seafood? Do you know what fish do in the water??


Posted by: Admirale's Mate at January 12, 2021 10:19 AM (Cme7M)
Yep. That is why it tastes salty.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 12, 2021 10:22 AM (N39Ws)

221 205 Biden Appoints Known Supporter of Anti-Semitism To Head DOJ Civil Rights Division

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American Jews what vote Democrat as their religion will see no issue with this, while wondering where all the anti-Semitism is coming from and why no one seems to be able to stop it despite all the policing of those horrible right wing groups they just know must be behind it.

Posted by: Bete at January 12, 2021 10:22 AM (Ojki1)

222 Somewhere Thaddeus Stevens is smiling

Posted by: REDACTED at January 12, 2021 10:22 AM (zZxh0)

223 Anyone else getting notices that your posts here look like spam? I guess the hamsters finally tired of my art analysis BS.

Posted by: Kris at January 12, 2021 10:22 AM (VQp/A)

224 156 Troll dude hanging around.

I hate to tell you this but the financial and techloard oligarchs pushing this stuff hate and fear you too--they mean to rule and not with your input. Once they have total power over communications, health care, jobs, and law enforcement, you will be made to kneel too as a serf. Read a bit of history there.

And if you are a foreign paid troll, you best dig and live in a cave because oligarchies just love foreign adventures for fun and profit. That is why both leaders in both France and Germany spoke out about PDT's removal from twitter despite hating his guts. They are afraid of an oligarchic state in the US that wants to distract its population from internal conflict might just go abroad for monsters to slay.

Posted by: whig at January 12, 2021 10:23 AM (pO7gM)

225 223 Anyone else getting notices that your posts here look like spam? I guess the hamsters finally tired of my art analysis BS.
Posted by: Kris at January 12, 2021 10:22 AM (VQp/A)

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Probably line breaks. 8 is the max, apparently.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, figuring this whole time thing out with Nolan at January 12, 2021 10:23 AM (LvTSG)

226 That was a fun game back in the day flying against other people online. I think I still have my original copies of RB, RBII, and RB 3D.
Posted by: AZ Hi Desert (Gringo fuertemente armado -tempore belli!) at January 12, 2021 10:16 AM (N3El/)

Crimson Skies!

Posted by: Jean at January 12, 2021 10:23 AM (Xih1H)

227 Anyone else getting notices that your posts here look like spam? I guess the hamsters finally tired of my art analysis BS.
Posted by: Kris at January 12, 2021 10:22 AM (VQp/A)


Avoid double spacing between thoughts and you should be fine.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 12, 2021 10:23 AM (Zz0t1)

228 Tennessee has no income tax, 7% sales tax
Posted by: Admirale's Mate at January 12, 2021 10:17 AM


Don't be fooled. Tennessee has a 7% state sales tax, plus there's local sales tax. We always just mentally added 10% to calculate the register price when shopping.

Posted by: Bert G at January 12, 2021 10:23 AM (OMsf+)

229 To me, West Virginia and Tennessee look like good possibilities. Florida is too hot for the Admirale. Advice solicited.

Posted by: Admirale's Mate



NE Florida, specifically St. Augustine, is on the water/beach, not too hot, not Miami or Orlando (thank G-d), very beautiful and full of conservatives. Not too many Snow Birds, either.

I'm moving there from LA as soon as I can since my ex-wife recently relocated there from Seattle with two of my Kids.

I'm not one to give my ex-wife credit for much of anything, but her decision to move to St. A was genius.

Posted by: Sharkman at January 12, 2021 10:23 AM (0bGEp)

230 Even the Queen worked as a military jeep mechanic at the time.

Fun fact...Marisa Tomei's character in My Cousin Vinny is based on the Queen.

I may have made that up.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at January 12, 2021 10:23 AM (ExV1e)

231 Be aware that WV's Eastern Panhandle is getting feverish with the DC Flue.

Jefferson Co. WV is threatening, or has, to fire 30 teachers who attended the Stop the Steal Rally on Jan 6th.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at January 12, 2021 10:23 AM (Zxs9d)

232 While I agree this is the FBI setting the stage for Antifa, I will caution that words have meaning. The left wants us to equate "armed protest" with violence but that is a ridiculous equivalency.
Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner


They continue to try to call the protest at the Capitol as violent.
Funny. No weapons. No burnt buildings.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 12, 2021 10:24 AM (wjmTS)

233 232 They continue to try to call the protest at the Capitol as violent.
Funny. No weapons. No burnt buildings.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 12, 2021 10:24 AM (wjmTS)

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Just dead Trump supporters.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, figuring this whole time thing out with Nolan at January 12, 2021 10:24 AM (LvTSG)

234 If people are looking at either KY or WV to relocate, you can use the email link in my nic to solicit info. I have property in both states, and have lived in both states. I currently reside in KY.

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at January 12, 2021 10:24 AM (3H9h1)

235
They continue to try to call the protest at the Capitol as violent.
Funny. No weapons. No burnt buildings.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 12, 2021 10:24 AM (wjmTS)


But 'muh narratives!'

- XiNN

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 12, 2021 10:24 AM (Zz0t1)

236 Jefferson Co. WV is threatening, or has, to fire 30 teachers who attended the Stop the Steal Rally on Jan 6th.
Posted by: Jinx the Cat



Does West Virginia have that many teachers statewide?

Posted by: rickb223 at January 12, 2021 10:25 AM (wjmTS)

237 Reading John D MacDonalds' The Deep Blue Good-by last night. It was like talking to an old friend I had'nt talked to in 45 years. John D was my favorite writer as a late teen. His insights are still applicable today as then. I know Yud doesn't like him but he provides well written entertainment and commentary in a tight package of male action fantasy. Not many can do this well.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 12, 2021 10:25 AM (vQJZv)

238 214 I think it likely antifa in maga drag will be violent in a few state capitols
fazis will then crack down moar
Posted by: Herr Frau Doktor vmom Staunch Demofaszi (on gab as @vm) at January 12, 2021 10:21 AM (nUhF0)

This is what Michael Yon suggests and that literal "false flags" are recommended by their leadership and Mark Bray.

Posted by: Antrim population 32K at January 12, 2021 10:25 AM (ONvIw)

239 216 36 Kif, those young men are giving me confused thoughts and feelings. Confused, and sexy feelings...
Posted by: Zapp Brannigan at January 12, 2021 09:37 AM (3MG/9)

Lol, Zapp, are they making your girdle chafe? One beep for yes, two beeps for no. Aha a double yes!

Most entertaining character on futurama. Even my wife quotes him.
Posted by: Mishdog at January 12, 2021 10:21 AM (F/Rk0)

I've made it with a woman. Inform the men!

Posted by: josephistan at January 12, 2021 10:25 AM (Izzlo)

240 If we could invade Normandy successfully with the defenses set up by the Germans I think Germany could have done the same to Britain whose defenses were much less at the time.
Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me

The Germans were much less well equipped. For example, the plan was to pull the invasion troops across the Channel in barges.

Some credit Andrew Higgins, inventor of the Higgins boat, with winning WWII and they're not entirely wrong.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 12, 2021 10:25 AM (+y/Ru)

241 tight package of male action fantasy

Go on...

Posted by: Shep! at January 12, 2021 10:26 AM (ExV1e)

242 While I agree this is the FBI setting the stage for Antifa, I will caution that words have meaning. The left wants us to equate "armed protest" with violence but that is a ridiculous equivalency.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner


What, exactly, is the point of an "armed protest"?

Because there seems like a lot of pointless shit happening.

Posted by: Brother Tim sez: There is always More Stupid at January 12, 2021 10:26 AM (OUMaO)

243 241 tight package of male action fantasy

Go on...
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It pounds the schnitzel with its new meat hammer.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 12, 2021 10:26 AM (vQJZv)

244 Kris, thanks for showing us this one. Nicely done, the sort of painting common in military museums.

Posted by: Gref at January 12, 2021 10:27 AM (AMIL/)

245 These pretzels are making me thirsty.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, figuring this whole time thing out with Nolan at January 12, 2021 10:27 AM (LvTSG)

246 213 Biden Appoints Known Supporter of Anti-Semitism To Head DOJ Civil Rights Division

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Civil rights?! They don't need no stinkin' civil rights!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 12, 2021 10:19 AM (+y/Ru)

Because whites don't get rights.
Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 12, 2021 10:21 AM (Zz0t1)

Because judging and hating people based on the color of their skin is wrong, and everyone knows that that is all those evil white people what are unredeemable are capable of.

Posted by: Bete at January 12, 2021 10:27 AM (Ojki1)

247 American Jews what vote Democrat as their religion will see no issue with this, while wondering where all the anti-Semitism is coming from and why no one seems to be able to stop it despite all the policing of those horrible right wing groups they just know must be behind it.
Posted by: Bete at January 12, 2021 10:22 AM (Ojki1)

And they voted for Diet Farrakhan in GA

Posted by: Antrim population 32K at January 12, 2021 10:27 AM (ONvIw)

248 Happy Birthday to Rush, believe he turned 70.

Posted by: WeBoned! at January 12, 2021 10:27 AM (8k7U7)

249 > Get too close to a balloon, lose a piece of wing or tail.

Probably wouldn't do your prop any good to get tangled in one of those, either.

I guess you could also add some horizontal crosswires, to get a Jayne Mansfield Effect, but I don't know if that was actually done. Seems like an obvious upgrade.



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 12, 2021 10:27 AM (2q9zZ)

250 Because whites don't get rights.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 12, 2021 10:21 AM (Zz0t1)

Not quite true. Most Antifa are lily white and they have the "right" to murder and destroy as they choose.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at January 12, 2021 10:27 AM (946rW)

251 We were discussing "The Winds of War" recently. What was the big delay in D-Day?

Landing craft.

Germany had no landing craft for an amphibious assault.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at January 12, 2021 10:27 AM (2BZBZ)

252 I can't wait to hear Mitt Romney lecture us about comity and deference to the executive on their cabinet choices.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, figuring this whole time thing out with Nolan at

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"We've always felt it's patriotic to make sure the government is staffed as quickly as possible so the President can get to work for our paymasters the American people.

We only stalled Trump like we did because Trump is Hitler. It became patriotic to stonewall during that time, because we were stopping Hitler. Anybody who sees this as some kind of double standard loves Hitler and will rightly be deplatformed before they can spread their Hitlerism. Remember: it's freedom of speech, not freedom from consequences!"

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 12, 2021 10:27 AM (Bvn1K)

253 NE Florida, specifically St. Augustine, is on the water/beach, not too
hot, not Miami or Orlando (thank G-d), very beautiful and full of
conservatives. Not too many Snow Birds, either.

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surprisingly, Miami is more temperate than the northern towns in Florida. At least, it seemed so to me when I lived there. Constant slight breeze helped. Don;t know much about St. Augustine, but Jacksonville weather is miserable and that's not all too far away. Miami's problem is traffic. Big traffic issues.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Fopps News Sucks at January 12, 2021 10:28 AM (e8tKz)

254 > And they voted for Diet Farrakhan in GA

Oh, you mean Warnock.

I thought we were still talking about Abrams for a second and was like "Diet? Huh?"

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 12, 2021 10:29 AM (2q9zZ)

255 I see Christian Broadcasting rearranged video and timeline to show Trump cause Pantifa rioting at Cap.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 12, 2021 10:29 AM (5QBw6)

256 What, exactly, is the point of an "armed protest"?

Because there seems like a lot of pointless shit happening.
Posted by: Brother Tim sez: There is always More Stupid at January 12, 2021 10:26 AM (OUMaO)

Its a warning that the 2nd Amendment doesn't contain the words "sporting" or "hunting".

Right now an armed protest would be counterproductive, though.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert (Gringo fuertemente armado -tempore belli!) at January 12, 2021 10:30 AM (N3El/)

257 Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 12, 2021 10:25 AM (+y/Ru)

It's all conjecture but I think the Germans would have created many innovations for the invasion just as the allies had done. Once the Battle of Britain was a failure for Germany they concentrated on other things.

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at January 12, 2021 10:30 AM (2DOZq)

258 251 We were discussing "The Winds of War" recently. What was the big delay in D-Day?

Landing craft.

Germany had no landing craft for an amphibious assault.
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Their lack of riverine craft forced them into a suicidal ground war in Russia as well. Had they captured rivers instead of cities they likely would have pulled it off.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 12, 2021 10:30 AM (vQJZv)

259 George was right!

https://tinyurl.com/y4pdopkl

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 12, 2021 10:30 AM (5QBw6)

260 Not quite true. Most Antifa are lily white and they have the "right" to murder and destroy as they choose.

Privileges =/= rights. If/when they decide to target the left, they'll lose those tout de suite.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at January 12, 2021 10:30 AM (ExV1e)

261
Not quite true. Most Antifa are lily white and they have the "right" to murder and destroy as they choose.
Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at January 12, 2021 10:27 AM (946rW)


Useful idiots.

When Bi Den takes the oath, they're no longer required and will be dispatched.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 12, 2021 10:31 AM (Zz0t1)

262 The thing that is important here is that Chris Wray gets to keep his job. We will have a Trump appointee fighting for us!

Why are you laughing?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 12, 2021 10:31 AM (QYoFn)

263 Thanks - I didn't know that. The flight test pilots must have been paid well. Or were in the Army.
Posted by: Gref at January 12, 2021 10:20 AM (AMIL/)


I had an instructor who was an Army aviator. In Colorado, they strung the highest power line in the United States.

He hit it. The first day.

Posted by: blaster at January 12, 2021 10:31 AM (ZfRYq)

264 244 Kris, thanks for showing us this one. Nicely done, the sort of painting common in military museums.
Posted by: Gref at January 12, 2021 10:27 AM (AMIL/)

This was all CBD today.

Posted by: Kris at January 12, 2021 10:32 AM (VQp/A)

265 Not quite true. Most Antifa are lily white and they have the "right" to murder and destroy as they choose.
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They were harnessed pretty hard on murder. The one that capped a Trump supporter in Portland was dead within 48s. GloboCorp is new to Color Revolutions.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 12, 2021 10:32 AM (vQJZv)

266 I had an instructor who was an Army aviator. In Colorado, they strung the highest power line in the United States.

He hit it. The first day.
Posted by: blaster at January 12, 2021 10:31 AM (ZfRYq)


It takes training and effort to be that good at being that bad.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 12, 2021 10:32 AM (Zz0t1)

267 Hi fellow hordlings!

Find something to be thankful for today. Go outside, breathe deeply and say a prayer of protection for our President.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 12, 2021 10:33 AM (diVr5)

268 Posted by: rhennigantx at January 12, 2021 10:30 AM (5QBw6)

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Stolen. Great meme.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Fopps News Sucks at January 12, 2021 10:33 AM (e8tKz)

269 I would stay the f away from these "armed protests". I guarantee they have a shooter lined up as a predicate for more gun grabbing.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 12, 2021 10:33 AM (QYoFn)

270 That's a nice picture. Thank you.

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at January 12, 2021 10:33 AM (v2c9/)

271 THANKS GUYS! I really appreciate your advice!

Posted by: Admirale's Mate at January 12, 2021 10:33 AM (Cme7M)

272 86 What were the balloons supposed to do anyway? Be "roadblocks" for the German bombers?
Posted by: johnd01 at January 12, 2021 09:54 AM (ukNFU)


Roadblock of a sort. They were to discourage low altitude flight (under 5000 ft or so). The most accurate bombing at the time was dive bombing. Release altitude around 2000 ft or less.

Also, flying lower puts an attacking aircraft below the engagement height of the heavy anti-aircraft weapons of the time (the ones that fill the air with shell fragments. Lighter one needed a bullet to hit the target). The heavy weapons could not track fast moving, low altitude targets.

So, these balloons would counter dive bombers and force level bomber to attack at higher altitudes, decreasing their accuracy (the higher the release height, the less accurate) and making them more vulnerable to anti aircraft fires.

The balloons hoisted up a steel cable that was anchored to the ground. It would not only foul the aircraft, but could cut through a wing.

These balloons are blimp shaped so they can operate in higher winds that a round balloon.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at January 12, 2021 10:33 AM (8C7+r)

273 I had an instructor who was an Army aviator. In Colorado, they strung the highest power line in the United States.

He hit it. The first day.
Posted by: blaster


It takes training and effort to be that good at being that bad.
Posted by: Sponge


Just ask John McCain.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 12, 2021 10:34 AM (wjmTS)

274

Find something to be thankful for today. Go outside, breathe deeply and say a prayer of protection for our President.
Posted by: nurse ratched at January 12, 2021 10:33 AM (diVr5)


Done.

Posted by: Ladyl at January 12, 2021 10:34 AM (TdMsT)

275 Mr. Meeseeks,
The primary barrier was that the Royal Navy made it impossible to cross the channel plus the limits on German shipping made it impossible as well.
Churchill and the Brits rejected demands from the French to basically throw their British Spitfires and Hawker Hurricanes away when France had clearly lost. Many of the French government wanted England to go down too if France did.
Thus, the Germans had to eliminate the RAF using the German Air Force so that the Royal Navy could be dealt with on the invasion. The limited amount of shipping available to the Germans meant using clearly unsuited river barges to cross a very nasty English Channel risking loss of a lot of boats and supply by simple swamping in rough seas. In addition, it limited the Germans to be able to send a couple of divisions initially which would be greatly outnumbered even by reserves and the populace. Then was the problem of resupply such as petrol for tanks. Then, there is the problem that the Germans would have to take fortified ports in order for resupply. Dieppe for the Allies showed that to be foolish.

Posted by: whig at January 12, 2021 10:34 AM (pO7gM)

276 261
Not quite true. Most Antifa are lily white and they have the "right" to murder and destroy as they choose.
Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at January 12, 2021 10:27 AM (946rW)

Useful idiots.

When Bi Den takes the oath, they're no longer required and will be dispatched.
Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 12, 2021 10:31 AM (Zz0t1)

Can they hurry please? I am feeling a bit exposed here despite trying to give them everything they want short of my actual head. Why aren't they satisfied with all the capitulations I already made?

Posted by: Ted Wheeler, undisclosed bunker in Portland at January 12, 2021 10:34 AM (Ojki1)

277 When Bi Den takes the oath, they're no longer required and will be dispatched.
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Either they are the target of Biden's Night of the Long Knives are they are kept in reserve should new Agit Prop Theater be required. My bet is on the later. Never let your Militia wonder off.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 12, 2021 10:34 AM (vQJZv)

278 Capture the BEF at Dunkirk - and Hitler doesn't have to invade the UK at all.

Posted by: Uncle Joe



Yep.

Posted by: Sharkman at January 12, 2021 10:34 AM (0bGEp)

279 Coventry Climax built fire trucks and forklift. Also built race engines for cars up through the late 50s.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 12, 2021 10:35 AM (5QBw6)

280 269 I would stay the f away from these "armed protests". I guarantee they have a shooter lined up as a predicate for more gun grabbing.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 12, 2021 10:33 AM (QYoFn)

Nonsense, fellow American patriot! Make sure you're there! USA #1!

Posted by: Frank Bill Irving at January 12, 2021 10:35 AM (Izzlo)

281 We Have Assumed Control.

We Are Neutralizing The Threats.

We Are Enforcing Unity.

Have No Fear.

A New Day Is Coming.

--
DemoTechnoFascists

Posted by: Thomas Bender at January 12, 2021 10:35 AM (GwkzT)

282 just pray more.
Hay-sus will make it all better.
Lol

Posted by: Less than a week before America becomes sane again at January 12, 2021 10:35 AM (g+GFb)

283 Right now an armed protest would be counterproductive, though.

Which is why they'll be dressed in clothes that the Left thinks we wear.

Posted by: t-bird at January 12, 2021 10:35 AM (1fg6a)

284 OTOH, the Germans had nothing approaching the logistics needed to successfully invade & occupy Great Britain.

Posted by: josephistan



True. They also had nowhere near the logistics needed to invade the USSR, but they did, and almost won.

Posted by: Sharkman at January 12, 2021 10:36 AM (0bGEp)

285 269 I would stay the f away from these "armed protests". I guarantee they have a shooter lined up as a predicate for more gun grabbing.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 12, 2021 10:33 AM (QYoFn)

Are you saying the FBI might stir up an issue? Why I find that hard to believe.

Posted by: Ruby Ridge at January 12, 2021 10:36 AM (Ojki1)

286 283 Right now an armed protest would be counterproductive, though.



Which is why they'll be dressed in clothes that the Left thinks we wear.

Posted by: t-bird at January 12, 2021 10:35 AM (1fg6a)

Hawaiian shirts?

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 12, 2021 10:36 AM (N39Ws)

287 ha!

White girl get canceled!

Thank you for your interest in SEO Career! Unfortunately, you are not eligible for the program. SEO Career targets Black, Hispanic, and Native American undergraduates, who are underrepresented in the careers they seek, reads the rejection statement the student received.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 12, 2021 10:36 AM (5QBw6)

288 Find something to be thankful for today. Go outside, breathe deeply and say a prayer of protection for our President.
Posted by: nurse ratched


God let my eyes open and my feet hit the floor.
I'll deal with everything else.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 12, 2021 10:37 AM (wjmTS)

289 This struck me today. Biden has vowed to target the NRA with his "anti domestic terror" laws.

Welp. I guess a bunch of are on the list.

Posted by: blaster at January 12, 2021 10:37 AM (ZfRYq)

290 Iron Mike, I believe that the Brits at least, also use Hydrogen as the gas to fill them. A collision with one risked becoming a flaming shiskabob.

Posted by: whig at January 12, 2021 10:37 AM (pO7gM)

291 Watched the Michael Yon interview on the DC riots. He was there and said is was a Antifa Op, straight up.

Posted by: WisRich at January 12, 2021 10:38 AM (G0vdT)

292 When Bi Den takes the oath, they're no longer required and will be dispatched.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 12, 2021 10:31 AM (Zz0t1)

Bi Den? Cho Bi Den?! knew he was a commie!

Posted by: BignJames at January 12, 2021 10:38 AM (AwYPR)

293 Posted by: Less than a week before America becomes sane again at January 12, 2021 10:35 AM (g+GFb)

A stupid troll or too much of a weenie to use your regular handle?.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 12, 2021 10:39 AM (VP4Cd)

294 Watched the Michael Yon interview on the DC riots. He was there and said is was a Antifa Op, straight up.
Posted by: WisRich at January 12, 2021 10:38 AM (G0vdT)


And like the election fraud, the evidence is overwhelming.

Therefore Trump and his supporters MUST BE PUNISHED.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 12, 2021 10:39 AM (Zz0t1)

295 291 Watched the Michael Yon interview on the DC riots. He was there and said is was a Antifa Op, straight up.
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The CHP allowing Trumpers entry to the Capital suggests this was a planned Dem piece of theater.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 12, 2021 10:39 AM (vQJZv)

296 Blaster @ 263-Wires are bad juju for helicopters, had several friends die that way. The preferred hit is the one you never have, second best is to catch the wire with the skid or chin cutters (right under your feet). Of course getting one in the main rotor system is right out even though there is a cutter forward of the mast. Never mind the tail rotor, you can survive without it, if you're on your toes.

Posted by: Eromero at January 12, 2021 10:39 AM (em79L)

297 Weird but True ...

The most insane news: none of the people arrested in Capital melee were registered on Parler. Zero. They were all on Facebook.

Posted by: SMOD at January 12, 2021 10:39 AM (3aI0K)

298 231 Be aware that WV's Eastern Panhandle is getting feverish with the DC Flue.

Jefferson Co. WV is threatening, or has, to fire 30 teachers who attended the Stop the Steal Rally on Jan 6th.
Posted by: Jinx the Cat



My sister bought property in WV but not Jefferson Co. West of there, between 'No' and 'Where'.

Posted by: Puddleglum at January 12, 2021 10:40 AM (X/jqK)

299 297 Weird but True ...

The most insane news: none of the people arrested in Capital melee were registered on Parler. Zero. They were all on Facebook.
Posted by: SMOD at January 12, 2021 10:39 AM (3aI0K)

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That's just proof of how nefarious Parler is.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, figuring this whole time thing out with Nolan at January 12, 2021 10:40 AM (LvTSG)

300 True. They also had nowhere near the logistics needed to invade the USSR, but they did, and almost won.
Posted by: Sharkman at January 12, 2021 10:36 AM (0bGEp)

And would have it it not for Hitler's incompetent military strategy mostly arising from his compulsive hatred of Stalin and the USA's supply of material and equipment to the USSR

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at January 12, 2021 10:41 AM (2DOZq)

301 297 SMOD,
Guilt by Association is an old authoritarian trick to isolate people. So is group punishment for one individual's actions.

Posted by: whig at January 12, 2021 10:41 AM (pO7gM)

302 Find something to be thankful for today. Go outside, breathe deeply and say a prayer of protection for our President.
Posted by: nurse ratched

Thanks for the encouragement. Good plan. I, however, was up at 5:00 EST doing this when the nice Pacific Northwest people were still in bed.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 12, 2021 10:41 AM (VP4Cd)

303 Xiden double speak.

Biden-Harris Presidential Transition
@Transition46
"Our priority will be Black, Latino, Asian, and Native American owned small businesses, women-owned businesses, and finally having equal access to resources needed to reopen and rebuild." - President-elect Biden

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 12, 2021 10:41 AM (+y/Ru)

304 Jefferson Co. WV is threatening, or has, to fire 30 teachers who attended the Stop the Steal Rally on Jan 6th.
Posted by: Jinx the Cat

WTF I love teachers now?!?

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at January 12, 2021 10:41 AM (LZ7Gl)

305 Like Fast and Furious, pAntifa and BLM will be used as examples as to why gun laws need to be enacted.

To save us from ourselves because they know what's best for us and care about our safety.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 12, 2021 10:41 AM (Zz0t1)

306 That's just proof of how nefarious Parler is.
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Yep.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 12, 2021 10:41 AM (vQJZv)

307 I thought we had assumed control, we had assumed control, we had assumed control...

Posted by: Priests of Syrinx at January 12, 2021 10:41 AM (isHRY)

308 West Virginia? That's Mothman country!

Posted by: josephistan at January 12, 2021 10:41 AM (Izzlo)

309 George Custer served for a short time as a balloon observer.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at January 12, 2021 10:41 AM (I58tH)

310 "Our priority will be Black, Latino, Asian, and Native American owned small businesses, women-owned businesses, and finally having equal access to resources needed to reopen and rebuild." - President-elect Biden
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 12, 2021 10:41 AM (+y/Ru)


What resources do they not have access to currently that non-minority owned businesses do?

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 12, 2021 10:42 AM (Zz0t1)

311 308 West Virginia? That's Mothman country!
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I thought Mothman was Tennessee or Kentucky. Maybe even Ohio. WV is totes Paw Licking Country.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 12, 2021 10:43 AM (vQJZv)

312 My sister bought property in WV but not Jefferson Co. West of there, between 'No' and 'Where'.
Posted by: Puddleglum



Nice location.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 12, 2021 10:43 AM (wjmTS)

313 I would stay the f away from these "armed protests". I guarantee they have a shooter lined up as a predicate for more gun grabbing.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 12, 2021 10:33 AM (QYoFn)

Are you saying the FBI might stir up an issue? Why I find that hard to believe.
Posted by: Ruby Ridge

On another blog (The Belmont Club) longtime commenter there Subatoi Bahadur discussed his experience at the Bundy Ranch stand-off. Volunteers from all over the country came to help them stand off the Federal Gov (FBI). They were instructed not to shoot unless told to. There was one cell, squad that was ready to shoot as a column of vehicles (FBI) approached the perimeter. They only stopped when people within the perimeter threatened to shoot them.
The advancing FBI were just a provocation, trying to start a fight. They turned around and left. The people that almost shot were kicked out, and went right to the Federal lines.
Your government at work.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at January 12, 2021 10:43 AM (vcOmj)

314 @307

Priests of Syrinx? DemoTechnoFascist?

Same Thing, Different Label.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at January 12, 2021 10:43 AM (GwkzT)

315 >>>Watched the Michael Yon interview on the DC riots. He was there and said is was a Antifa Op, straight up.

Yon claims Confederate flags are only flown by Democrats, never Republicans. So not the brightest bulb.

Posted by: Donny Pantload at January 12, 2021 10:43 AM (hgQj/)

316 When Bi Den takes the oath, they're no longer required and will be dispatched.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe!

By den we'll have utopia!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 12, 2021 10:43 AM (+y/Ru)

317 Our priority will be Black, Latino, Asian, and Native American owned small businesses

But racism is bad.

Posted by: spindrift at January 12, 2021 10:43 AM (Q7J8K)

318 To me, West Virginia and Tennessee look like good
possibilities. Florida is too hot for the Admirale. Advice solicited.
_______________

TN is pretty nice (excepting the Memphis area, and lately I'd stay away from the Nashville area too). NE TN, in the Bristol/Kingsport/Johnson City area, is good, or you could try Knoxville if you want. All have 4 seasons and moderate temps.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at January 12, 2021 10:44 AM (k4dH2)

319 George Custer served for a short time as a balloon observer.
Posted by: bill in arkansas


"Yup. There's a balloon.
Let's go to the saloon!"

Posted by: rickb223 at January 12, 2021 10:44 AM (wjmTS)

320 And would have it it not for Hitler's incompetent military strategy mostly arising from his compulsive hatred of Stalin and the USA's supply of material and equipment to the USSR

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me



That, and the fact that the Wehrmacht was the LEAST mechanized of all of the major combatants in World War 2. Had Germany actually have been as mechanized as the Blitzkrieg Myth has taught us for so many decades, Russia would have fallen in 60 days.

As it was, the German high command war-gamed the invasion prior to June 22, 1941 and KNEW they could not win, but nobody bothered to tell Hitler.

And during the invasion, as soon as they had to pause in the fall of 1941, everyone including Hitler knew they would lose.

Posted by: Sharkman at January 12, 2021 10:44 AM (0bGEp)

321 258 251 We were discussing "The Winds of War" recently. What was the big delay in D-Day?

Landing craft.

Germany had no landing craft for an amphibious assault.
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Their lack of riverine craft forced them into a suicidal ground war in Russia as well. Had they captured rivers instead of cities they likely would have pulled it off.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 12, 2021 10:30 AM (vQJZv)


CBD, you and Ace and the other COB's should schedule a day of non-stop threads about Why Germany lost WW2 and How It Could Have Won. Non-stop threads because comment counts would get up to 1,000 in no-time. I predict many bannings would occur, but much fun would be had, at least by 0.001 percent of Horde members!

Posted by: Gref at January 12, 2021 10:44 AM (AMIL/)

322 What resources do they not have access to currently that non-minority owned businesses do?

*********

Shut up!

Posted by: Leftist Counter-Argument, Before Reporting Comment to FBI for Violent Speech Against Minorities at January 12, 2021 10:44 AM (QXeOA)

323 106 So, Escape from New York...
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, figuring this whole time thing out with Nolan at January 12,

I wish. We're stuck here for two more years at least.

What gets me are the liberal NYC Jews. Sefton describes them perfectly as "Self-Gassing Jews." Like my father-in-law. They're still trying to get into the country club. The've always been trying to get into the country club.

Posted by: Marcus Gravey, Brooklyn Gun Nut at January 12, 2021 10:44 AM (GlmxK)

324 Would float.

Posted by: Don Birnum, knocking 'em back at Nat's Bar at January 12, 2021 10:44 AM (4PGGt)

325 The advancing FBI were just a provocation, trying to start a fight. They turned around and left. The people that almost shot were kicked out, and went right to the Federal lines.
Your government at work.
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at January 12, 2021 10:43 AM (vcOmj)

It is not for nothing that FBI doesn't capture and jail antifa.

Posted by: Antrim population 32K at January 12, 2021 10:45 AM (ONvIw)

326 I am biased, but I think southwest Florida is the best part of the state to live in. Not as crowded (yet) as the other locations, and bonus of being one of the most conservative areas of the state. Similar to the east coast in terms of temperature (just try not to go too far inland).

Posted by: Tofer732 at January 12, 2021 10:45 AM (fiBkQ)

327 Watched the Michael Yon interview on the DC riots. He was there and said is was a Antifa Op, straight up.
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The CHP allowing Trumpers entry to the Capital suggests this was a planned Dem piece of theater.
Posted by: Puddin Head at January 12, 2021 10:39 AM (vQJZv)

Didn't these knuckleheads realize that was a high possibility before they attended the rally and went into the Capitol? I think the horde had been discussing the possibilities prior to Jan 6.

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at January 12, 2021 10:45 AM (2DOZq)

328 Biden-Harris Presidential Transition
@Transition46
"Our priority will be Black, Latino, Asian, and Native American owned small businesses, women-owned businesses, and finally having equal access to resources needed to reopen and rebuild." - President-elect Biden


What a coincidence...I just happen to be Black, Latino, Asian, and Native American.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at January 12, 2021 10:46 AM (ExV1e)

329 ------------------
The CHP allowing Trumpers entry to the Capital suggests this was a planned Dem piece of theater.
Posted by: Puddin Head at January 12, 2021 10:39 AM (vQJZv)


What do Ponch and Jon have to do with this?

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 12, 2021 10:46 AM (Zz0t1)

330 CBD, you and Ace and the other COB's should schedule a day of non-stop threads about Why Germany lost WW2 and How It Could Have Won. Non-stop threads because comment counts would get up to 1,000 in no-time. I predict many bannings would occur, but much fun would be had, at least by 0.001 percent of Horde members!
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It would be mostly peaceful unless Sponge and Garrett go hot.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 12, 2021 10:46 AM (vQJZv)

331 289 This struck me today. Biden has vowed to target the NRA with his "anti domestic terror" laws.

Welp. I guess a bunch of are on the list.
Posted by: blaster at January 12, 2021 10:37 AM (ZfRYq)


We'll all know better exactly how things stand on the 20th and the weeks after. If anything actually makes the news. There's tens of millions of Americans not on these blogs.

Considering how crazy with power the Dems are, I could see any violence, even created by them used to crack down on guns within the first month. Good luck with that.

I've been thinking lately of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to conservative America as well as the left. It's made me feel TONS better. The left has tons of weaknesses...

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at January 12, 2021 10:46 AM (v2c9/)

332 Biden-Harris Presidential Transition
@Transition46
"Our priority will be Black, Latino, Asian, and Native American owned small businesses, women-owned businesses, and finally having equal access to resources needed to reopen and rebuild." - President-elect Biden
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 12, 2021 10:41 AM (+y/Ru)

read through the lines, and do what all the players do. If you've got a black or latino friend (i've got a few) then you need to get with them and set up a business where they are the front man for all governmental purposes. It'll be like a license to print money. And I'm not being facetious or snarky, I'm making contacts and figuring out how to do it with some guys I know. I'm talking to a small time mexican car dealer and a black home flipper already. The key is how to figure out how to get both of them hooked up with $100,000 interest free loans that don't have to be paid back. who knows, with a little luck and corruption on high, it might turn into a million dollar loan in a couple years.

Posted by: Tom Servo lear at January 12, 2021 10:46 AM (V2Yro)

333 Our priority will be Black, Latino, Asian, and Native American owned small businesses, women-owned businesses,

Is that the ranking in order? Where do the women fit in? What happens with the women who are Asian who own a business. They obviously need some divisive ranking within the rankings /s

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 12, 2021 10:47 AM (VP4Cd)

334
Didn't these knuckleheads realize that was a high possibility before they attended the rally and went into the Capitol? I think the horde had been discussing the possibilities prior to Jan 6.
Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at January 12, 2021 10:45 AM (2DOZq)

They held the door on orders from Wray, maybe?

Posted by: Antrim population 32K at January 12, 2021 10:47 AM (ONvIw)

335 This is an especially weak crop of trolls lately. I don't mind bullshit - in fact, I applaud and enjoy good bullshit - but this garbage is not only vapid and banal, it's just boring and predictable, and there can be no excusing that kind of amateurism.

Posted by: Blacksheep at January 12, 2021 10:47 AM (6mvRv)

336 The most insane news: none of the people arrested in Capital melee were registered on Parler. Zero. They were all on Facebook.
Posted by: SMOD at January 12, 2021 10:39 AM (3aI0K)


Oh, so they used FB to incite people at their Trump Parler riot?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 12, 2021 10:47 AM (QYoFn)

337 "Our priority will be Black, Latino, Asian, and Native American owned small businesses, women-owned businesses, and finally having equal access to resources needed to reopen and rebuild."

Because nothing says equality and unification like open racism.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 12, 2021 10:48 AM (Zz0t1)

338 Is that the ranking in order? Where do the women fit in? What happens with the women who are Asian who own a business. They obviously need some divisive ranking within the rankings /s

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 12, 2021 10:47 AM (VP4Cd)


You need to review the intersectionality wheel of justice.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 12, 2021 10:48 AM (QYoFn)

339 [iu]297 Weird but True ...

The most insane news: none of the people arrested in Capital melee were registered on Parler. Zero. They were all on Facebook.
Posted by: SMOD at January 12, 2021 10:39 AM (3aI0K)

The world has turned this weird:

Glenn Greenwald could plausibly become an AoSHQ Cob.

Posted by: filbert at January 12, 2021 10:48 AM (NiXyF)

340 Glenn Greenwald could plausibly become an AoSHQ Cob.
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Doesn't Glenn like to get paid?

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 12, 2021 10:49 AM (vQJZv)

341 Is that the ranking in order? Where do the women fit in? What happens with the women who are Asian who own a business. They obviously need some divisive ranking within the rankings /s

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 12, 2021 10:47 AM (VP4Cd)


You need to review the intersectionality wheel of justice.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy


Where does a black female Inuit midget fit in?

Posted by: rickb223 at January 12, 2021 10:49 AM (wjmTS)

342 Das ist balloon!

/Tom Servo Voice

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at January 12, 2021 10:49 AM (uxJPn)

343 CBD, you and Ace and the other COB's should schedule a day of non-stop threads about Why Germany lost WW2 and How It Could Have Won. Non-stop threads because comment counts would get up to 1,000 in no-time. I predict many bannings would occur, but much fun would be had, at least by 0.001 percent of Horde members!
Posted by: Gref

The fact that Franco won the Spanish Civil War is an interesting aspect of the war. If the Republican/Communists had won, Germany would have invaded Spain, and sealed off the Western Meditteranean. That might have won the war right there. The Afrika Corp would have won in North Africa, and proceeded east into the Levant and then on to Russia.
Franco was supposed to come into the war on Hitler's side. Everyone expected that, especially Hitler. He (Franco) saw what a psychopath Hitler was, and was having none of that, and wanted to protect Spain. Franco, by and large, protected the Jewish minority in Spain.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at January 12, 2021 10:49 AM (vcOmj)

344 I wouldn't be surprised to discover that the command levels of Antifa are all FBI.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) has drink taken at January 12, 2021 10:50 AM (yQpMk)

345 That is one way to down Chi nah drones.

Posted by: torabora at January 12, 2021 10:50 AM (IVucH)

346 290 Iron Mike, I believe that the Brits at least, also use Hydrogen as the gas to fill them. A collision with one risked becoming a flaming shiskabob.
Posted by: whig at January 12, 2021 10:37 AM (pO7gM)


They also had variants with explosive charges on the cable.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at January 12, 2021 10:50 AM (8C7+r)

347 Doesn't Glenn like to get paid?

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 12, 2021 10:49 AM (vQJZv)

There's always a catch.

Posted by: BignJames at January 12, 2021 10:50 AM (AwYPR)

348 SalesForce dot com has taken steps to prevent the RNC from sending emails out that could potentially incite violence

LMFAO

Posted by: Bill Barr, Deep State Rat at January 12, 2021 10:50 AM (YTBIQ)

349 Doesn't Glenn like to get paid?
Posted by: Puddin Head at January 12, 2021 10:49 AM (vQJZv)


Hey, he got is $600 like everybody else!

Posted by: filbert at January 12, 2021 10:50 AM (NiXyF)

350 Funny how the last four years have been all about mask dropping, and now this last year they are forcing masks upon us all.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 12, 2021 10:50 AM (ufFY8)

351 339 [iu]297 Weird but True ...

The most insane news: none of the people arrested in Capital melee were registered on Parler. Zero. They were all on Facebook.
Posted by: SMOD at January 12, 2021 10:39 AM (3aI0K)

The world has turned this weird:

Glenn Greenwald could plausibly become an AoSHQ Cob.
Posted by: filbert at January 12, 2021 10:48 AM (NiXyF)

Has he moved closer to "us", or "us" to him?

Posted by: Bete at January 12, 2021 10:50 AM (Ojki1)

352 The world has turned this weird:

Glenn Greenwald could plausibly become an AoSHQ Cob.
Posted by: filbert at January 12, 2021 10:48 AM (NiXyF)

8 years ago I would have thought Greenwald and Assange were dangerous subversives and Mitt Romney was our best chance to save the republic. A lot of things changed really quickly.

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at January 12, 2021 10:50 AM (LZ7Gl)

353 It is not for nothing that FBI doesn't capture and jail antifa.
Posted by: Antrim population 32K



Threadwinner!!!

Posted by: rickb223 at January 12, 2021 10:50 AM (wjmTS)

354 Important history:
Churchill Let Coventry Burn To Protect His Secret Intelligence
https://preview.tinyurl.com/y4qz9xrg

Posted by: Biden's Dog at January 12, 2021 10:50 AM (ajhuk)

355 335 Blacksheep,
The Cobs are not as concerned with the Raimondos or even Kurts but the ones trying to incite violence right now which could end the blog.

Posted by: whig at January 12, 2021 10:51 AM (pO7gM)

356 So if biden won by the largest margin in history and is so beloved, why do they need so many military and police to "protect" him?

Posted by: It's me donna at January 12, 2021 10:51 AM (Zmnko)

357 I like being 1hr from mountains, 30 minutes to any beach I want to go to. Alas, I fear it is lost.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 12, 2021 10:20 AM (N39Ws)

I am looking at southwest NH as a possibility. I know the influx is significant, but I wonder how long NH can hold out...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 12, 2021 10:51 AM (xT2tT)

358 The Enemy ( I'm laying off saying Democrat) Party is now fronting a bill prohibiting anything to be named after our President. Red states better step up with the naming of state properties after PDT.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at January 12, 2021 10:51 AM (I58tH)

359 Wikipedia says Laura Knight won a silver medal for painting in the 1928 *Olympics*.

Posted by: sinalco at January 12, 2021 10:51 AM (yODqO)

360 279 Coventry Climax built fire trucks and forklift. Also built race engines for cars up through the late 50s.
Posted by: rhennigantx at January 12, 2021 10:35 AM (5QBw6)

Yes they did...

My older brothers talked my dad into buying a '59 Lotus Elite, back in the early 60's.

Right hand drive, dark blue w/tan interior...sighhhhh

Anyway, that little engine was a Coventry Climax. Damn thing was always breaking down.

I remember when the damn thing broke down on the Penna Turnpike, in one of the many tunnels. One brother stayed at the wheel, the other sat on the rear, legs extended, as a good Samaritan pushed the car out of the tunnel.

Posted by: browndog at January 12, 2021 10:51 AM (BgMrQ)

361 The world has turned this weird:

Glenn Greenwald could plausibly become an AoSHQ Cob.


What's his position on syrup on French toast?

Posted by: Ian S. at January 12, 2021 10:51 AM (ZGrMX)

362 Glenn Greenwald could plausibly become an AoSHQ Cob.

How do we know he isn't already?

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at January 12, 2021 10:51 AM (ExV1e)

363 Balloon Chicks. What can't they do?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob - PHD Cannibal Studies at January 12, 2021 10:52 AM (Dz5W3)

364 @310 - BIPOD credit score syndrome prevents them from getting business loans I suppose. Naturally, wanting to get paid back for the money you lend out is racist these days.

Posted by: Blacksheep at January 12, 2021 10:52 AM (6mvRv)

365 I think the rankings within the ranking should start out:

Black owned businesses as long as your forebearers long dead were slaves.

Black owned businesses that are owned by a transgender couple who came from someplace other than Africa.

Etc.

I think they could break this down for every group to have more money coming in for each victimized group./s


Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 12, 2021 10:52 AM (VP4Cd)

366 I would stay the f away from these "armed protests". I guarantee they have a shooter lined up as a predicate for more gun grabbing.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy

Back when dinosaurs roamed the Earth and I was in law school, they talked of the 2nd amendment as a bulwark against government tyranny. I thought that was purely hypothetical because tyranny could never arise in America. Of course, I also thought that the Donks had the same goals as us and the dispute was merely how to get there.

I was a two time loser.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 12, 2021 10:52 AM (+y/Ru)

367
Find something to be thankful for today. Go outside, breathe deeply and say a prayer of protection for our President.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 12, 2021 10:33 AM (diVr5)





Done.

Posted by: Ladyl at January 12, 2021 10:34 AM (TdMsT)

I will extend that prayer to us all. nurse ratched has the right of it. We are in God's hands and a thankful heart is a happy heart.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at January 12, 2021 10:52 AM (946rW)

368 Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at January 12, 2021 10:49 AM (vcOmj)

Franco allied with Hitler like we allied with the USSR. Necessity.

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at January 12, 2021 10:52 AM (2DOZq)

369 297 Weird but True ...

The most insane news: none of the people arrested in Capital melee were registered on Parler. Zero. They were all on Facebook.
Posted by: SMOD at January 12, 2021 10:39 AM (3aI0K)


Actually, quite predictable (20/20 hindsight, of course).

First you have "color of law".

Now we have "color of social justice".

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at January 12, 2021 10:52 AM (8C7+r)

370 Never mind the tail rotor, you can survive without it, if you're on your toes.
Posted by: Eromero at January 12, 2021 10:39 AM (em79L)


Well, if you have one. My father was an Aviator and managed to ride a Hook all the way down. 22 Air Medals I only found out going through a box of his stuff after he passed. My stepfather also an Aviator he got his Silver Star flying.

IIRC my instructor said that his wire strike was the reason why all the Hueys in CONUS had the wire cutters affixed.

Posted by: blaster at January 12, 2021 10:53 AM (ZfRYq)

371 356 So if biden won by the largest margin in history and is so beloved, why do they need so many military and police to "protect" him?
Posted by: It's me donna at January 12, 2021 10:51 AM (Zmnko)


REEEEE!!! They screamed as they hauled It's me donna away.

Posted by: filbert at January 12, 2021 10:53 AM (NiXyF)

372 The world has turned this weird:



Glenn Greenwald could plausibly become an AoSHQ Cob.



What's his position on syrup on French toast?

Posted by: Ian S. at January 12, 2021 10:51 AM (ZGrMX)

carrots in chile is a deal killer! Fight me!

Posted by: Cannibal Bob - PHD Cannibal Studies at January 12, 2021 10:53 AM (Dz5W3)

373 310 "Our priority will be Black, Latino, Asian, and Native American owned small businesses, women-owned businesses, and finally having equal access to resources needed to reopen and rebuild." - President-elect Biden
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 12, 2021 10:41 AM (+y/Ru)

What resources do they not have access to currently that non-minority owned businesses do?

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 12, 2021 10:42 AM (Zz0t1)


Joe is telling the mayors of Blue Cities with large black and Latino populations to get ready to receive additional, BIG, block grants of money from the US Treasury, that they can shovel to their cronies as with all block grants for the war on poverty, homelessness, hungry children, and minority business start-ups.

Native Americans are mentioned, but but only for show.

Posted by: Gref at January 12, 2021 10:53 AM (AMIL/)

374 You need to review the intersectionality wheel of justice.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy

Thanks for the thumbs up, but I think you'd do a better job of that-more amusing too.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 12, 2021 10:53 AM (VP4Cd)

375 15 Get that thing off the ground before it's too late. Who's the guy standing there doing nothing??
Posted by: Ziba at January 12, 2021 09:32 AM (S1hrL)

An Officer.

Posted by: Fox2! at January 12, 2021 10:53 AM (Gl29c)

376 Whelp, gotta' venture out into the "real world." The Mrs. had to take the cat to the vet and I get to hit the grocery store, and more importantly, the liquor store.

If so inclined send a prayer for the cat... she ain't doing so good. Lots of coughing, wheezing, etc.

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at January 12, 2021 10:54 AM (3H9h1)

377 Don't get me started on how I sincerely believe that Hitler's entire goal in taking control in Germany and starting World War 2 was because he wanted to punish Germany for losing World War 1, a war he served in for 4 years in the trenches and was wounded.

If you look at Hitler's strategy in WW2 (invading the USSR, declaring war on the US, using massive resources to murder the Jews instead of fight the war, etc., etc., etc.), to me it's obvious that he wildly succeeded in only one goal: Destroying Germany.

Posted by: Sharkman at January 12, 2021 10:54 AM (0bGEp)

378 Franco allied with Hitler like we allied with the USSR. Necessity.
Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me


Tell me how Franco allied with Hitler?

Yes, the Condor Legion fought in the Spanish Civil War, and German planes bombed Guernica. But Franco stayed out of WWII.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at January 12, 2021 10:54 AM (vcOmj)

379 Jeepers, if Biden wants to unite us why not perform a bipartisan audit of the six swing states ballots?

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 12, 2021 10:55 AM (vQJZv)

380 What's his position on syrup on French toast?

Posted by: Ian S. at January 12, 2021 10:51 AM (ZGrMX)

carrots in chile is a deal killer! Fight me!
Posted by: Cannibal Bob - PHD Cannibal Studies at January 12, 2021 10:53 AM (Dz5W3)


Si, mi amigo!

Posted by: Manuel in Santiago at January 12, 2021 10:55 AM (NiXyF)

381 No such thing as balloon. Must be evil spirit.

Posted by: Kaiju66 at January 12, 2021 10:55 AM (NzURT)

382 379 Jeepers, if Biden wants to unite us why not perform a bipartisan audit of the six swing states ballots?
Posted by: Puddin Head at January 12, 2021 10:55 AM (vQJZv)

Guess you're gonna join me in the camp

Posted by: It's me donna at January 12, 2021 10:55 AM (Zmnko)

383 Yes, the Condor Legion fought in the Spanish Civil War, and German planes bombed Guernica. But Franco stayed out of WWII.
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Wisely so, too. Spanish Brandy is excellent.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 12, 2021 10:55 AM (vQJZv)

384 358 The Enemy ( I'm laying off saying Democrat) Party is now fronting a bill prohibiting anything to be named after our President. Red states better step up with the naming of state properties after PDT.
Posted by: bill in arkansas at January 12, 2021 10:51 AM (I58tH)

All they need to do is not be completely insane, but no.

Posted by: Roy at January 12, 2021 10:56 AM (HvViH)

385 James Madison. Schrodinger's box.

I looked. The box was empty!

Posted by: Ziba at January 12, 2021 10:56 AM (S1hrL)

386 Could we have additional rankings for Native American

If you ancestors were part part of the "Trial of Tears" would that mean you would receive you business grant before the Black people whose relatives were slaves before 1870's?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 12, 2021 10:56 AM (VP4Cd)

387 Today, I take down the outdoor Christmas lights hung from the bushes and trees in the front and back yard.

A sad day.

Posted by: filbert at January 12, 2021 10:56 AM (NiXyF)

388 Jeepers, if Biden wants to unite us why not perform a bipartisan audit of the six swing states ballots?
Posted by: Puddin Head


That's a double-plus ungood thought, comrade. Bad thinking will be reported to the Ministry of Truth and Reconciliation.

Or Jake Tapper at CNN.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at January 12, 2021 10:56 AM (vcOmj)

389 382 379 Jeepers, if Biden wants to unite us why not perform a bipartisan audit of the six swing states ballots?
Posted by: Puddin Head at January 12, 2021 10:55 AM (vQJZv)

Guess you're gonna join me in the camp
Posted by: It's me donna
----------------------
Do they offer king sized beds and room service?

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 12, 2021 10:56 AM (vQJZv)

390 How would invading Spain by Germany sealed the Med.?
Gibraltar would still be British and would be supported by bombardment from the sea by any land attack. It would be Malta part Deux. An rock for the Germans/Italians to crash against. Malta was never taken by the Italians.

Posted by: Scott_T at January 12, 2021 10:56 AM (6YLKr)

391 387 Today, I take down the outdoor Christmas lights hung from the bushes and trees in the front and back yard.

A sad day.
Posted by: filbert at January 12, 2021 10:56 AM (NiXyF)

Not for the neighbors.

Posted by: Roy at January 12, 2021 10:57 AM (HvViH)

392 Joe is telling the mayors of Blue Cities with large black and Latino populations to get ready to receive additional, BIG, block grants of money from the US Treasury, that they can shovel to their cronies as with all block grants for the war on poverty, homelessness, hungry children, and minority business start-ups.

. . .

Posted by: Gref



Which is interesting, since the George Floyd/PantyFa/BLM riots last year as well as the 'Rona Lockdowns were primarily instigated by the Democrats to destroy black and minority businesses so they wouldn't vote in record numbers for Trump in November.

Posted by: Sharkman at January 12, 2021 10:57 AM (0bGEp)

393 Is that the ranking in order? Where do the women fit in? What happens with the women who are Asian who own a business. They obviously need some divisive ranking within the rankings /s

The diversity racket is a scheme by which upper-middle-class white women transmute victimhood into status. The problem they have is that it's all fake, and if enough people realize that the gig is up. Then they'd have to fall back on having the most exotic disease in their circle of friends, or being vegan, or doing CrossFit, or buying all of Gwyneth Paltrow's vag rocks.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 12, 2021 10:57 AM (ZGrMX)

394 Glen Greenwald, Julian Assange, and Matt Tabibi were and are honest leftists that feared concentrated power whether business or government most of all.

They differ on the prescriptions from conservatives on what to fix and how to fix it but to their credit--they recognize the authoritarian nature of concentrated power because it tries to perpetuate and extend itself indefinitely.

Unlike most other things, the appetite for seeking power is infinite and never slaked for some people and is a direct consequence of do as you will philosophy because some come to believe that they are divine themselves.

Posted by: whig at January 12, 2021 10:57 AM (pO7gM)

395 357 I like being 1hr from mountains, 30 minutes to any beach I want to go to. Alas, I fear it is lost.

That kind of access to mountains and beaches was what I had growing up in northern California (Napa).

Posted by: Marcus Gravey, Brooklyn Gun Nut at January 12, 2021 10:57 AM (GlmxK)

396 Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at January 12, 2021 10:54 AM (3H9h1)

Poor thing. I will pray for the cat

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 12, 2021 10:57 AM (VP4Cd)

397 Greenwald is a longbow and .45 guy... I just know it.

Posted by: IP at January 12, 2021 10:57 AM (isHRY)

398 "No such thing as balloon. Must be evil spirit."

And we're back to Mothman.

Posted by: lowandslow at January 12, 2021 10:57 AM (qH6FZ)

399 Don't get me started on how I sincerely believe that Hitler's entire goal in taking control in Germany and starting World War 2 was because he wanted to punish Germany for losing World War 1, a war he served in for 4 years in the trenches and was wounded.

If you look at Hitler's strategy in WW2 (invading the USSR, declaring war on the US, using massive resources to murder the Jews instead of fight the war, etc., etc., etc.), to me it's obvious that he wildly succeeded in only one goal: Destroying Germany.
Posted by: Sharkman


Um, ....damn.
Yeah.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 12, 2021 10:57 AM (wjmTS)

400 Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at January 12, 2021 10:54 AM (vcOmj)

I'm talking about in the Spanish Civil War.

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at January 12, 2021 10:57 AM (2DOZq)

401
Watched the Michael Yon interview on the DC riots. He was there and said is was a Antifa Op, straight up.



The mother of Viking Helmet guy says he hasn't eaten in days because the jail doesn't have vegan food.

Posted by: Nancy Pelosi's Desk Chair. at January 12, 2021 10:57 AM (PtOP4)

402 An rock for the Germans/Italians to crash against. Malta was never taken by the Italians.

Posted by: Scott T




I think I have spotted the error in your theory.

Posted by: Sharkman at January 12, 2021 10:57 AM (0bGEp)

403 Which is interesting, since the George Floyd/PantyFa/BLM riots last year as well as the 'Rona Lockdowns were primarily instigated by the Democrats to destroy black and minority businesses so they wouldn't vote in record numbers for Trump in November.
Posted by: Sharkman at January 12, 2021 10:57 AM (0bGEp)


The serfs must always be reminded of their proper place.

Posted by: filbert at January 12, 2021 10:58 AM (NiXyF)

404 >>> if Biden wants to unite us why not perform a bipartisan audit of the six swing states ballots?

The idea that the loonies are going to believe anyone telling them the truth (Biden won) is ludicrous. What should Trump - current POTUS - be doing to unite us?

Posted by: Donny Pantload at January 12, 2021 10:58 AM (hgQj/)

405 If Hitler had only known the power of SEIU and Mail In Ballots.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 12, 2021 10:59 AM (vQJZv)

406 IT IS BALLOON!

(Nobody remembers F Troop anymore?"

Posted by: filbert at January 12, 2021 10:59 AM (NiXyF)

407 I think I have spotted the error in your theory.


The fact that Malta is an island? Or Italians?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) has drink taken at January 12, 2021 11:00 AM (yQpMk)

408 How would invading Spain by Germany sealed the Med.?
Gibraltar would still be British and would be supported by bombardment from the sea by any land attack. It would be Malta part Deux. An rock for the Germans/Italians to crash against. Malta was never taken by the Italians.
Posted by: Scott_T

Gibraltar would fall in a few days from land assault and bombing. If Germany controlled the skies and the ocean around there, that would close the western end of the Mediterranean. The Mediterranean would be a German lake. Malta would fall from siege. It was a near run thing that it did not fall.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at January 12, 2021 11:00 AM (vcOmj)

409 (Nobody remembers F Troop anymore?"
Posted by: filbert at January 12, 2021 10:59 AM (NiXyF)


Nobody remembers proper punctuation anymore, either.

Posted by: filbert at January 12, 2021 11:00 AM (NiXyF)

410 What should Trump - current POTUS - be doing to unite us?


Drop every bit of dirt he has

Posted by: It's me donna at January 12, 2021 11:00 AM (Zmnko)

411 Nood

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at January 12, 2021 11:00 AM (ExV1e)

412 Posted by: Scott_T at January 12, 2021 10:56 AM (6YLKr

Britain thought they might lose Gibraltar and made a plan to leave a few men hidden in the tunnels there where they could observe and spy on the Germans. Very interesting story .

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at January 12, 2021 11:00 AM (2DOZq)

413 16 The rope they're pulling on seems......pointless.
Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 12, 2021 09:32 AM (Zz0t1)

...

Snatch blocks ftw.

Posted by: TexasDan at January 12, 2021 11:01 AM (2HIdp)

414 Monkey is up.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 12, 2021 11:01 AM (kTF2Z)

415 379 Jeepers, if Biden wants to unite us why not perform a bipartisan audit of the six swing states ballots?

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 12, 2021 10:55 AM (vQJZv)

If Biden wants to unite, he'd tell Pelosi, Schumer and all of their filthy ilk to stop what they are doing and dial it down post haste. What they are doing IS inciting which is exactly what they want.


Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 12, 2021 11:01 AM (N39Ws)

416 >>>Drop every bit of dirt he has

I agree if you mean come clean on incriminating stuff on Repubs as well. But I doubt you mean it that way.

Posted by: Donny Pantload at January 12, 2021 11:01 AM (hgQj/)

417 (Nobody remembers F Troop anymore?"
Posted by: filbert at January 12, 2021 10:59 AM (NiXyF)

Nobody remembers proper punctuation anymore, either.
Posted by: filbert


Proper punctuation is a tool of the patriarchy!

Posted by: rickb223 at January 12, 2021 11:01 AM (wjmTS)

418 386 Could we have additional rankings for Native American

If you ancestors were part part of the "Trial of Tears" would that mean you would receive you business grant before the Black people whose relatives were slaves before 1870's?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 12, 2021 10:56 AM (VP4Cd)

...can one claim high check bones and family stories for this?

Asking for a Senator.

Posted by: Chief Fauzahountas at January 12, 2021 11:02 AM (Ojki1)

419 oH gooooodyiiest!!

srammre and greallink nazis are on the lose 2day!!

!!! Su yaY

Posted by: Somewhere South of I-80 at January 12, 2021 11:02 AM (uxUoN)

420 "Glen Greenwald, Julian Assange, and Matt Tabibi were and are honest leftists"

My only want from Trump before he leaves is to pardon Assange. Sessions and Barr showed me who they really were when it came to him.

Posted by: lowandslow at January 12, 2021 11:02 AM (qH6FZ)

421 The fact that Malta is an island? Or Italians?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) has drink taken



Italians.

Posted by: Sharkman at January 12, 2021 11:02 AM (0bGEp)

422 But Franco stayed out of WWII.

-
The volunteer Spanish Blue Division fought in Russia.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 12, 2021 11:02 AM (+y/Ru)

423 Manatee found swimming in Florida river with "Trump" scrawled on it's back.

LOL.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 12, 2021 11:02 AM (wjmTS)

424 Nood...


Morning Rant

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at January 12, 2021 11:02 AM (v2c9/)

425 404 >>> if Biden wants to unite us why not perform a bipartisan audit of the six swing states ballots?

The idea that the loonies are going to believe anyone telling them the truth (Biden won) is ludicrous. What should Trump - current POTUS - be doing to unite us?

Posted by: Donny Pantload at January 12, 2021 10:58 AM (hgQj/)


The LAST thing Joe wants to do is 'unite' the political factions. The Progs, like all successful socio-political movements, need an enemy to fight against, For The People.

Posted by: Gref at January 12, 2021 11:02 AM (AMIL/)

426 F Troop was great. Very fond, though dim, memories of watching that as a lad.

Posted by: Sharkman at January 12, 2021 11:03 AM (0bGEp)

427 What resources do they not have access to currently that non-minority owned businesses do?

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at January 12, 2021 10:42 AM (Zz0t1)

None... and what Biden is proposing is unconstitutional... but then so are current minority set asides.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at January 12, 2021 11:03 AM (946rW)

428 The mother of Viking Helmet guy says he hasn't eaten in days because the jail doesn't have vegan food.
Posted by: Nancy Pelosi's Desk Chair. at January 12, 2021 10:57 AM (PtOP4)

No way he is an alleged Trump supporter. Impossible.

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at January 12, 2021 11:03 AM (2DOZq)

429 319 George Custer served for a short time as a balloon observer.

Posted by: bill in arkansas



"Yup. There's a balloon.

Let's go to the saloon!"

so... more of a balloon *monitor*, then.

Posted by: Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at January 12, 2021 11:04 AM (v3pYe)

430 >>>The Progs, like all successful socio-political movements, need an enemy to fight against, For The People.

Uh, you didn't notice someone in this thread call the Donks the Enemy Party? You haven't noticed POTUS using "enrmy of the people" language? Got a beam in your eye.

Posted by: Donny Pantload at January 12, 2021 11:04 AM (hgQj/)

431 Today, I take down the outdoor Christmas lights hung from the bushes and trees in the front and back yard.

A sad day.
Posted by: filbert at January 12, 2021 10:56 AM (NiXyF)

Not for the neighbors.



Neighbors who are bothered by excessive Christmas decorations are like ones who are bothered by wind chimes. If your scope of attention is that tuned in to your neighbors then you need a hobby or two.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at January 12, 2021 11:04 AM (TqblR)

432 Greetings inflated fappers. I see we're still terribly fucked. *sigh* At least My Beloved Crimson Tide won the NatChamp last night. I wonder if I'll get to watch them play when I'm in the camps?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Wi Fuct at January 12, 2021 11:05 AM (HaL55)

433 g+GFb

Send it to the gas.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 12, 2021 11:08 AM (mzC78)

434 The key is how to figure out how to get both of them
hooked up with $100,000 interest free loans that don't have to be paid
back. who knows, with a little luck and corruption on high, it might
turn into a million dollar loan in a couple years.

Posted by: Tom Servo lear at January 12, 2021 10:46 AM (V2Yro)

THIS! Heidi ran into a black ex-financial services colleague. She keeps setting up different 'consulting' businesses for diversity projects and when that grant dries up does another. its a gold mine.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob - PHD Cannibal Studies at January 12, 2021 11:10 AM (Dz5W3)

435
Its a warning that the 2nd Amendment doesn't contain the words "sporting" or "hunting".

Right now an armed protest would be counterproductive, though.
Posted by: AZ Hi Desert (Gringo fuertemente armado -tempore belli!) at January 12, 2021 10:30 AM (N3El/)


Why is it counterproductive? I think it's way past time. What did the unarmed rally in DC accomplish?

You're just sheepishly following the virtue-signaling of the DC establishment and the communist media.

Posted by: Justsayin' at January 12, 2021 11:16 AM (Fs5vw)

436 My wife is getting really tired of me "Nood"ing all the time - so all you morons need to stop encouraging me.

That and what we need is common sense spoon control - because all these spoons are what are making us fat.

Posted by: justasheep at January 12, 2021 11:27 AM (L9Eia)

437 Parler turns out to have had amateur hour coding. Very lax security and easy to hack. One thing they did was leave geolocation on photos and videos. So basically perfectly set up to dox anyone who uploaded any media.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at January 12, 2021 11:40 AM (YIHbn)

438 If you ancestors were part part of the "Trial of Tears" would that mean
you would receive you business grant before the Black people whose
relatives were slaves before 1870's?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 12, 2021 10:56 AM (VP4Cd)



What about the black slaves that were owned by the Cherokee who walked the trail of tears with them? Do they get double grants?

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at January 12, 2021 11:45 AM (946rW)

439 The mother of Viking Helmet guy says he hasn't eaten in days because the jail doesn't have vegan food.

Posted by: Nancy Pelosi's Desk Chair. at January 12, 2021 10:57 AM (PtOP4)



No way he is an alleged Trump supporter. Impossible.

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at January 12, 2021 11:03 AM (2DOZq)

He is either QAnon or Antifa, depending on the identifying source. The fact that he is vegan points me toward believing he is Antifa.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at January 12, 2021 11:48 AM (946rW)

440 >>>He is either QAnon or Antifa, depending on the identifying source. The fact that he is vegan points me toward believing he is Antifa.

He is the QAnon Shaman or the Q Shaman. He is not vegan, his diet requirement is "organic" which is not vegan. Are you ever tired of being wrong? Trump had the opportunity to reject QAnon, he didn't because they support him.

Posted by: Donny Pantload at January 12, 2021 12:02 PM (hgQj/)

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