The gods of the here and the now [KT]

Ready for some poetry?

AS I PASS through my incarnations
in every age and race,

I make my proper prostrations
to the Gods of the Market Place.

You might remember that Bill Whittle re-worked that poem for modern ears. But I think that Kipling's version has added modern meaning just lately, particularly with the massive influence of the princes of social media. I like to keep both versions in mind. Whittle's video is below the fold. His re-write starts:

AS I PASS through my reincarnations
in every age, I vow

to make my proper prostrations
to the Gods of the Here and the Now.

Radical Intersectionalist Poet Titania McGrath provides some instruction on how to make proper prostrations to the gods of trans culture. Or not:

Oh, well. Might as well try to get into the spirit of things. From the Newspaper of Record -- Man asks that you respect his preferred adjectives:

"Here are the adjectives I identify with," Becker put on social media. "'Cool, witty, handsome, innovative, fun.' Please use one of these adjectives when describing me."

"It distresses me when people use adjectives I don't identify as," Becker later explained. "Like 'creepy,' 'weird,' or 'off-putting.' That's basically denying my existence and trying to genocide me." Many would call that statement 'nutty,' but that is not from Becker's list of approved adjectives.

I would not have remembered Bill Whittle's video if Bird Dog at Maggie's Farm had not linked a short post on Kipling's poem, The Gods of the Copybook Headings.

The "copybook headings" featured in the title refer to the short maxims once regularly copied by schoolchildren in America and Great Britain, not only for penmanship practice, but also for the wisdom they confer in short, snappy soundbites.

These maxims are often considered quaint, old-fashioned, and "utterly out of touch." Kipling implies their truths are unattractive to those enamored with society's latest fads:

With the Hopes that our World is built on
they were utterly out of touch,

They denied that the Moon was Stilton;
they denied she was even Dutch;

They denied that Wishes were Horses;
they denied that a Pig had Wings;

So we worshipped the Gods of the Market
Who promised these beautiful things.

I'm not sure I think of Kipling's poem as entirely "humorous". But the author of the post on the poem is correct about one thing: kids today do not have much opportunity to have wisdom drilled into their young minds. Not when a request to "show your work" in math is racist and Bill and Melinda Gates are backing an anti-racist math program.

Got any ideas on how to help kids get around these impediments to learning wisdom?

Here is Bill Whittle's version of the poem. Kipling's "Gods of the Copybook Headings" became Whittle's "Gods of Wisdom and Virtue".

The gods of the market seem to be straying outside of, um, marketing. But they are ever so "here and now":

Some people are pretty good at predicting the next god of the here and the now.

What or who do you think the next one will be?

Poetry from The Horde

A poem by Muldoon, from last week's comments.

Excellent. Can you identify a god of the here and the now therein?

Poetry set to music

Rudyard Kipling's Recessional:

Kipling wrote 'Recessional' on the occasion of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. Although Kipling is often viewed as a flag-waver for imperialism, his views were more complex than such a view suggests, and this political poem goes against the celebratory mood of the Jubilee, reminding readers that the British Empire is trivial and transient in the face of the permanence of God:

For heathen heart that puts her trust

In reeking tube and iron shard,

All valiant dust that builds on dust,

And guarding, calls not Thee to guard,

For frantic boast and foolish word--

Thy mercy on Thy People, Lord!

Slightly more encouraging music

From our lead poem today, concerning the gods of the marketplace:


Peering through reverent fingers
I watch them flourish and fall,

And the Gods of the Copybook Headings,
I notice, outlast them all.

The gods of the marketplace may be crazy. But don't give up.


Hope you have a good weekend. This is the Thread before the Gardening Thread.

Serving your mid-day open thread needs


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1 Morning!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 20, 2021 11:18 AM (kTF2Z)

2 Good morning, Horde

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at February 20, 2021 11:19 AM (8C7+r)

3 I used to teach this poem. One student requested to keep a copy of it. He thought it was great. He went on to get a doctorate in history

Posted by: Jmel at February 20, 2021 11:20 AM (MQyz1)

4 I really like Bill Whittle. Well, I have not listened to him since PJMedia shut down their video division. But I loved him then.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at February 20, 2021 11:22 AM (6OiGd)

5 Slacking today

Posted by: Skip at February 20, 2021 11:22 AM (Cxk7w)

6 I'll repost my poem about winter.

Winter sucks.

The end.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 20, 2021 11:23 AM (kTF2Z)

7 Somebod's tryin' to genocide that conceited prick. Won't you help him?

Posted by: BignJames at February 20, 2021 11:23 AM (AwYPR)

8 For going from a Coke every day to once a month to right now not having had a Coke in a couple months and not 1 in the house think I can do without for a lot longer.

Posted by: Skip at February 20, 2021 11:24 AM (Cxk7w)

9 Bill Whittle is a good 'un. Sharp and informative. Unfortunately, I've never been into poetry too much. A failing on my part.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 20, 2021 11:24 AM (jvt6t)

10 Rudyard Kipling was a genius and a prophet.

Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at February 20, 2021 11:26 AM (nakwk)

11 Good morning, Horde, I've been up for hours but I just finished my Saturday morning chores. Prayers up for all of you still struggling in Texas.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at February 20, 2021 11:26 AM (a4EWo)

12 Rich Lowry is the Michael Scott of Conservative Inc. while Kevin Williamson is the Dwight Schrute.

I have no idea why Victor Davis Hanson still hangs with that bunch. He's so head and shoulders above their duplicity.

Posted by: Josh Brolin's Blistered Taint at February 20, 2021 11:27 AM (It1oT)

13 AS I PASS through my reincarnations
in every age, I live

I make my proper prostrations,
but no longer do I have fucks to give.

Posted by: Open Channel D at February 20, 2021 11:28 AM (gcQt5)

14 10
He was both of those things. I have also read that he has been banned in several colleges because racist and dead white male.

Posted by: Jmel at February 20, 2021 11:28 AM (MQyz1)

15 Then she opened up a book of poems
And handed it to me
Written by an Italian poet
From the thirteenth century
And every one of them words rang true
and glowed like burning coal....

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 20, 2021 11:29 AM (jvt6t)

16

I'd like to build the world a home
And furnish it with love
Grow apple trees and honey bees
And snow white turtle doves

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 20, 2021 11:29 AM (63Dwl)

17 White guys that don't get a promotion at Coca Cola now have their smoking gun for a discrimination claim.

Posted by: EveR at February 20, 2021 11:29 AM (R0z7P)

18 Posted by: Josh Brolin's Blistered Taint at February 20, 2021 11:27 AM (It1oT)

Ssshhh. He is the Paolo

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at February 20, 2021 11:30 AM (6OiGd)

19 14 10
He was both of those things. I have also read that he has been banned in several colleges because racist and dead white male.
Posted by: Jmel at February 20, 2021 11:28 AM (MQyz1)

Hardly surprising - but also, colleges are temples built to the Gods of the Marketplace. The idea that there is lasting, objective truth is anathema to them, and thus it must be blocked, banned, erased at all cost.

Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at February 20, 2021 11:30 AM (nakwk)

20 My wife worked at Coca-Cola for 25+ years, retiring a couple of years ago. I think she got out just in time. She still has friends and contacts down at North Avenue. They all tell her: "It's not to place it used to be. It's not the company it used to be. They don't treat their people like they used to."

Posted by: RNB at February 20, 2021 11:31 AM (DjjZJ)

21
>Gimme a cuppa joe,
>Get out of the way!

Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 20, 2021 11:31 AM (03n3v)

22 As I pass through my reincarnations,
This age certainly sucks,
I make my proper prostrations,
In my empty field of fucks.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at February 20, 2021 11:31 AM (89T5c)

23 Old and busted:

I'm a Pepper he's a Pepper she's a Pepper we're a Pepper
wouldn't you like to be a Pepper too?

New and shiny:

I'm a Nazi he's a Nazi she's a Nazi we're a Nazi
wouldn't you like to be a Nazi too?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 20, 2021 11:32 AM (VVEnO)

24 I'm sure The Paolo uses poetry in his toolkit.........

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 20, 2021 11:32 AM (jvt6t)

25 I memorized one poem long ago, "Invictus". It has inspired and comforted me on more that on occasion.

Posted by: Javems at February 20, 2021 11:32 AM (8SSHh)

26 What is Woke Coke driving at? Do they want employees to focus less on getting to work on time?

Posted by: N.L. Urker at February 20, 2021 11:32 AM (lgiXo)

27 For going from a Coke every day to once a month to right now not having had a Coke in a couple months and not 1 in the house think I can do without for a lot longer.
Posted by: Skip at February 20, 2021 11:24 AM (Cxk7w)

geez, me too. I think I single-handedly have kept that company afloat since I was in college. I finished my last can of Coke Zero yesterday - no mas.

What else does coke make (pretty much everything?)

Posted by: LASue at February 20, 2021 11:33 AM (Ed8Zd)

28 Body and spirit
I surrendered whole
To harsh task masters
And gained a soul.

Kipling

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at February 20, 2021 11:33 AM (Vxu+H)

29 Slight edit:

As I pass through my reincarnations
And each age increasingly sucks
I entirely skip the prostrations
In my field that's barren of fucks

Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at February 20, 2021 11:34 AM (nakwk)

30 The only Coke I still drink is the Medio Litroin REAL glass bottles from Mexico, i.e., Mexican Cokes........Maybe one or two a month.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 20, 2021 11:34 AM (jvt6t)

31 One of the (many) problems of our age is that parody, satire and so on is absolutely impossible to do now. They are indistinguishable from the reality that social media has created. And if parody etc aren't immediately indistinguishable, social media reality is racing up behind them at the speed of light.

Twitter is a sewer. I'd love to see it destroyed before it completes its destruction of society.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 20, 2021 11:35 AM (l9m7l)

32 Rudyard Kipling was a genius and a prophet.

Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman

We're riding into the valley of death but there's more than 600 of us.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 20, 2021 11:35 AM (VVEnO)

33 *Litro

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 20, 2021 11:35 AM (jvt6t)

34 Bill Whittle is a good 'un. Sharp and informative. Unfortunately, I've never been into poetry too much. A failing on my part.
Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 20, 2021 11:24 AM (jvt6t)

Same here, regarding poetry. It just doesn't hit my brain right. And then Mr. Whittle, I know he's got some wise things to say, but I can't listen to him. Something is... off. I can't quite explain what.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 20, 2021 11:35 AM (oQ94s)

35 Bill Whittle has one drawback. He has no poker face. The man gets seething angry at what is going on and you can see it in ever inch of he body.

I understand his anger he is stuck in Los Angeles and has to deal with all that nonsense. It makes him a less effective (tho more honest) debater.

Posted by: Big V Caffeinated at February 20, 2021 11:36 AM (6Pqz7)

36 Would you go to Mars in a vehicle designed and built by people who think math is racist?

Did this attitude have anything to do with the 737 Max disaster?

Posted by: zmdavid at February 20, 2021 11:36 AM (xqRaG)

37 God is great, beer is good
And people are crazy.....

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 20, 2021 11:36 AM (R/m4+)

38 I'd like to teach the world to sing
in perfect diversity

Posted by: N.L. Urker at February 20, 2021 11:37 AM (lgiXo)

39 Be less white...I'll give up the Coke for a 40 of malt liquor...is that cultural appropriation?

Posted by: BignJames at February 20, 2021 11:37 AM (AwYPR)

40 White guys that don't get a promotion at Coca Cola now have their smoking gun for a discrimination claim.

Assuming they can find an attorney to take their case, who may be worried about a woke "flash mob" showing up at their home and burning it to the ground?

And the only people who have "standing" in the US are apparently foreign nationals. Citizens need not apply.

Posted by: Common Tater at February 20, 2021 11:37 AM (XUnia)

41 What is Woke Coke driving at? Do they want employees to focus less on getting to work on time?
Posted by: N.L. Urker

Work ethic? Fvck that shit!

Posted by: New Woke Coke at February 20, 2021 11:37 AM (VVEnO)

42 Took me a day to think of Weasels poet challenge

Violets are blue
Roses are red
Shot with a 45
You're gonna be dead

It could take me all afternoon if I get thinking for this one.

Posted by: Skip at February 20, 2021 11:37 AM (Cxk7w)

43 What else does coke make (pretty much everything?)
Posted by: LASue at February 20, 2021 11:33 AM (Ed8Zd)
DaSANI Water

Posted by: MAC SOG'''' at February 20, 2021 11:38 AM (P4Pk9)

44 I've been drinking a lot of rum and coke lately. Alternatives?

Posted by: N.L. Urker at February 20, 2021 11:38 AM (lgiXo)

45 I have no idea why Victor Davis Hanson still hangs with that bunch. He's so head and shoulders above their duplicity.
Posted by: Josh Brolin's Blistered Taint at February 20, 2021 11:27 AM (It1oT)

He secretly has the hots for Pam, but hasn't worked up the courage to tell her yet.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 20, 2021 11:39 AM (oQ94s)

46 Posted by: Skip at February 20, 2021 11:37 AM (Cxk7w)

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Bravo! (in Michael Caine voice)

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 20, 2021 11:40 AM (jvt6t)

47 I quit drinking soft drinks when I looked at the can and it said "150 calories" and I looked at the readout on the treadmill after walking for forty minutes and it said "150 calories."

Posted by: Oddbob at February 20, 2021 11:40 AM (qc+VF)

48 Would you go to Mars in a vehicle designed and built by people who think math is racist?

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Hey! Those black ladies let us go to the Moon! If not for them, we'd be stuck in Uranus!

Posted by: New Woke Coke at February 20, 2021 11:40 AM (VVEnO)

49 Heres an incomplete list of Coke brands/products.

tab, sprite, Mr. Pibbl, Seagrams, Nestea, Minute Maid, Powerade, Barqs, A & W, Bacardi Mixers, dunkin donuts cold coffee drinks, Fresca, glaceau water, Hi C, Topo Chico.

Posted by: LASue at February 20, 2021 11:40 AM (Ed8Zd)

50 Blackface would be less white, no?

Posted by: Justin Castreau at February 20, 2021 11:41 AM (gTVTz)

51 27-The head of investor relations and the head of communications at Coca Cola should hear from you. 1 800 Get Coke. I'm a shareholder and I sent them a letter that "try to be Less White" means "Try to be less profitable."

When will contingency lawyers in free states start trolling for workplace harassment lawsuits against these companies?

Posted by: Dr. Vivi-Not my POTUS, FLOTUS, SCOTUS, FBI... at February 20, 2021 11:41 AM (USW1s)

52 I've been drinking a lot of rum and coke lately. Alternatives?
Posted by: N.L. Urker at February 20, 2021 11:38 AM (lgiXo)

No, unfortunately there are no alternatives. You must continue drinking them.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 20, 2021 11:41 AM (oQ94s)

53 Is this the proper use of Becker's adjectives?"Mr. Becker is none of the above: cool, witty, handsome, innovative or fun. I have tons of proper adjectives to use, but they would hurt Mr. Becker's feelings"

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at February 20, 2021 11:41 AM (ynpvh)

54 48 Would you go to Mars in a vehicle designed and built by people who think math is racist?

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Hey! Those black ladies let us go to the Moon! If not for them, we'd be stuck in Uranus!
Posted by: New Woke Coke at February 20, 2021 11:40 AM (VVEnO)

Will it be racist to die in a bridge collapse?

Posted by: N.L. Urker at February 20, 2021 11:41 AM (lgiXo)

55 Posted by: N.L. Urker at February 20, 2021 11:38 AM (lgiXo)

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That's a tough one. We have "private label" colas at my HEB, but knockoffs should be available anywhere.

Either that or pina coladas......

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 20, 2021 11:41 AM (jvt6t)

56 Work ethic? Fvck that shit!
Posted by: New Woke Coke at February 20, 2021 11:37 AM (VVEnO)

Pabst! Blue! Ribbon!

Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at February 20, 2021 11:42 AM (tT2kt)

57 For going from a Coke every day to once a month to right now not having had a Coke in a couple months and not 1 in the house think I can do without for a lot longer.
Posted by: Skip at February 20, 2021 11:24 AM (Cxk7w)

I like cola drinks. Good on their own; good mixer for rum. But it's an artificial flavor, and store brand is just as good. And I'm not paying for a woke ad campaign.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 20, 2021 11:43 AM (mzC78)

58 Will it be racist to die in a bridge collapse?
Posted by: N.L. Urker at February 20, 2021 11:41 AM (lgiXo)
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It will be racist to not die in a bridge collapse.

Posted by: zmdavid at February 20, 2021 11:43 AM (xqRaG)

59 Remember the Simpson's episode when Homer got to design a car?

That's pretty much our future.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 20, 2021 11:44 AM (jvt6t)

60 I have a friend who use to drive for Coke, hauling tankers to distributors.
The contents of the tankers were not insured so if a tanker hit the ditch and spilled its load the sticky stuff was just sprayed off the road.
It had essentially no value.

Posted by: N.L. Urker at February 20, 2021 11:44 AM (lgiXo)

61 I quit drinking soft drinks when I looked at the can and it said "150 calories" and I looked at the readout on the treadmill after walking for forty minutes and it said "150 calories."
Posted by: Oddbob at February 20, 2021 11:40 AM (qc+VF)

I'm going to be a sucker of carbonated drinks until the day I die. It just makes absolutely no sense to me why one needs them to have sugar.

I know the early diet sodas tasted like ass, but I have bought store brand sodas that are basically indistinguishable from Coke Zero or Diet Dr. Pepper. And these days it's the Soda Stream machine and Ralph's diet soda syrups. Of which there are a bazillion varieties.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 20, 2021 11:44 AM (oQ94s)

62 I feel very privileged to a cracker

Posted by: REDACTED at February 20, 2021 11:46 AM (6iURM)

63 Coke lost me years ago when they went to corn syrup and plastic bottles. Never been the same and their eroding market share is a testament to that. In addition to being as toxic as battery acid.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 20, 2021 11:46 AM (jvt6t)

64 I'm so pissed at Bill Whittle*

Back in the day, Whittle used to drop a major essay every six or eight months & they were all outstanding. The entire blogosphere would light up with the raging fires of debate for weeks.

Now he does the videos and it's just not the same. I get it, most people would rather watch a ten minute video than read a 20,000 word essay that would take an entire weekend to digest. The videos should get wider attention than the written word.

Still, I miss the essays

*not really

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 20, 2021 11:47 AM (kCHXY)

65 54 Will it be racist to die in a bridge collapse?
the bridge would have worked if you had truly believed.

Posted by: Comrade Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at February 20, 2021 11:47 AM (5br8a)

66 58 Will it be racist to die in a bridge collapse?
Posted by: N.L. Urker at February 20, 2021 11:41 AM (lgiXo)


doubled and redoubled ??

Posted by: REDACTED at February 20, 2021 11:47 AM (6iURM)

67 25 I memorized one poem long ago, "Invictus". It has inspired and comforted me on more that on occasion.
Posted by: Javems at February 20, 2021 11:32 AM (8SSHh
"Fleas", by Carl Sandberg

Adam had'em.


Mr. Smith was, shall we say, "not amused".

But it met the requirements of the assignment.

Posted by: Fox2! at February 20, 2021 11:47 AM (qyH+l)

68 Oddbob - I came to the same conclusion.

Exercise has a whole bunch of benefits, it's crucial to health. Weight loss is not one of them, very generally speaking. Once you pencil out what kind of exercise is necessary to burn calories, it's an epiphany of sorts. A single tablespoon of peanut butter is 90 calories. I've lost 60 pounds with calorie reduction.

I take the Neil Armstrong view. He was once asked during an interview whether he exercised. "I believe we have a finite number of heartbeats. I'll be damned if I'm going to waste mine running around the block."

About a week later (after the astronaut office and public affairs office was presumably shitting bricks) he came out and "clarified" his opinion, extolling the virtues of exercise, yadda yadda yadda.

Posted by: Common Tater at February 20, 2021 11:47 AM (XUnia)

69 Hardly surprising - but also, colleges are temples built to the Gods of
the Marketplace. The idea that there is lasting, objective truth is
anathema to them, and thus it must be blocked, banned, erased at all
cost.


Math is objectively true. I've found that most everything else is opinionated bullshit that sometimes suits me, but mostly not.

Posted by: Nutbush City Limits at February 20, 2021 11:47 AM (JFgsl)

70 Warren Buffet owns 9 percent of Coca-Cola and he's white.

Posted by: Dr. Vivi-Not my POTUS, FLOTUS, SCOTUS, FBI... at February 20, 2021 11:47 AM (USW1s)

71 63 Coke lost me years ago when they went to corn syrup and plastic bottles.
Never been the same and their eroding market share is a testament to
that. In addition to being as toxic as battery acid.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 20, 2021 11:46 AM (jvt6t)

The original Green coke was apparently great. You just couldn't stop yourself from drinking another...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at February 20, 2021 11:48 AM (ynpvh)

72 I have a friend who use to drive for Coke, hauling tankers to distributors. The contents of the tankers were not insured...

Because the actual contents of a tanker must cost Coca Cola, what, like twenty bucks to make? I'm sure most of the production cost is packaging and shipping.

Posted by: Oddbob at February 20, 2021 11:48 AM (qc+VF)

73 And these days it's the Soda Stream machine and Ralph's diet soda syrups. Of which there are a bazillion varieties.
Posted by: BurtTC at February 20, 2021 11:44 AM (oQ94s)
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The woke crowd especially hates Soda Stream, it's an Israeli company.

Posted by: zmdavid at February 20, 2021 11:49 AM (xqRaG)

74 I'm going to be a sucker of carbonated drinks until the day I die


Posted by: BurtTC at February 20, 2021 11:44 AM (oQ94s)

That may be...when the Carbon Police show up at your door.

Posted by: BignJames at February 20, 2021 11:49 AM (AwYPR)

75 My sister and BiL drink rum mainly, fruit juices I think are a big mixer

Posted by: Skip at February 20, 2021 11:49 AM (Cxk7w)

76 65 54 Will it be racist to die in a bridge collapse?
the bridge would have worked if you had truly believed.


Posted by: Comrade Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at February 20, 2021 11:47 AM (5br8a)

Sign of a religion: you must have faith.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at February 20, 2021 11:49 AM (ynpvh)

77 In a way, the more the right boycotts these "woke" companies, the healthier it becomes. No social media to poison your day. Fewer soft drinks, etc.

Posted by: Revenant at February 20, 2021 11:49 AM (wUZST)

78 The original Green coke was apparently great. You just couldn't stop yourself from drinking another...
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at February 20, 2021 11:48 AM (ynpvh)

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I KNOW!!!

Posted by: Tony Montana at February 20, 2021 11:50 AM (jvt6t)

79 OMG I love the Bee. I'd love for papers across the country to get similar letters to the editor about the preferred adjectives modified enough to avoid copyright infringement. It would be quite entertaining to tally up how many editors published them.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at February 20, 2021 11:50 AM (Aashi)

80 Posted by: LASue at February 20, 2021 11:40 AM (Ed8Zd)

Thanks, about the only one of those we drink regularly is Powerade, but they're almost exactly the same price per ounce as Gatorade so I guess we'll stick with Gatorade.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 20, 2021 11:50 AM (1lKRm)

81 Our taco stand is open again. Time for some carne guisada...

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 20, 2021 11:50 AM (jvt6t)

82 I truly don't know how to be less white. Unless I change my name to Les White.

Posted by: N.L. Urker at February 20, 2021 11:50 AM (lgiXo)

83 60 I have a friend who use to drive for Coke, hauling tankers to distributors.
The contents of the tankers were not insured so if a tanker hit the
ditch and spilled its load the sticky stuff was just sprayed off the
road.

It had essentially no value.

friend of mine used to run a sandwich shop. he said he could give soda away and almost make money on it. the problem was the cups; those are expensive.

Posted by: Comrade Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at February 20, 2021 11:50 AM (5br8a)

84 Bill Whittle's Firewalls were really good stuff as I remember.

Posted by: Skip at February 20, 2021 11:51 AM (Cxk7w)

85 >>>Got any ideas on how to help kids get around these impediments to learning wisdom?

Aside from that, supplement with lots from history. I don't recall if I mentioned it here, but there is a PBS cartoon, Liberty's Kids, which goes from the Declaration of Independence to the Constitutional Convention. It is from PBS, but it is from 2000, era, before ultra-woke made things completely unwatchable, at least from what I have seen so far.

Posted by: 4 at February 20, 2021 11:51 AM (KnJdm)

86 Speaking of poems, I have pimped this one before, and it's prophetic in its own way, and a good reminder of the joys of Communism. The Ballad of Lenin's Tomb, by Robert W. Service. The Soviets were quite the admirers of Service's poetry, until he published this one:

https://tinyurl.com/1bdjqn2t

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 20, 2021 11:51 AM (mzC78)

87 I quit drinking soft drinks when I looked at the can and it said "150 calories" and I looked at the readout on the treadmill after walking for forty minutes and it said "150 calories."
Posted by: Oddbob at February 20, 202

I haven't had pop with sugar in it since i started drinking Tab in high school. Id probably be 200 pounds if I drank the same amount of sugared pop as I drank diet pop.

Posted by: LASue at February 20, 2021 11:51 AM (Ed8Zd)

88 SodaSense + whichever of the zero calories water flavorings like Milo or Kool-Aid you like = cheap, good, and (as far as I know) not Nazi.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 20, 2021 11:51 AM (VVEnO)

89 I like the Bubly waters...

Posted by: It's me donna at February 20, 2021 11:52 AM (Zmnko)

90 I take the Neil Armstrong view. He was once asked during an interview whether he exercised. "I believe we have a finite number of heartbeats. I'll be damned if I'm going to waste mine running around the block."

About a week later (after the astronaut office and public affairs office was presumably shitting bricks) he came out and "clarified" his opinion, extolling the virtues of exercise, yadda yadda yadda.
Posted by: Common Tater at February 20, 2021 11:47 AM (XUnia)

I would assume he was being a smartass, because nobody literally believes in a "finite number of heartbeats."

He was in the military, I'm pretty sure he was merely saying "I hate running, I did enough of that when I was in [whichever service he was in, I don't know]."

Posted by: BurtTC at February 20, 2021 11:52 AM (oQ94s)

91 I truly don't know how to be less white. Unless I change my name to Les White.
Posted by: N.L. Urker at February 20, 2021 11:50 AM (lgiXo)


lol

Posted by: LASue at February 20, 2021 11:52 AM (Ed8Zd)

92 >>>Which is the best ever @CocaCola advertising slogan?
Have a coke and a smile, and shut the fuck up.

Posted by: 4 at February 20, 2021 11:53 AM (KnJdm)

93 74 I'm going to be a sucker of carbonated drinks until the day I die





Posted by: BurtTC at February 20, 2021 11:44 AM (oQ94s)



That may be...when the Carbon Police show up at your door.

naw. carbonated beverages are short-term sequestration; they're not a problem.

Posted by: Comrade Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at February 20, 2021 11:53 AM (5br8a)

94 >>> best ever @CocaCola advertising slogan?

Genocide goes down better with Coke.

Posted by: 4 at February 20, 2021 11:54 AM (KnJdm)

95 >>> 51 27-The head of investor relations and the head of communications at Coca Cola should hear from you. 1 800 Get Coke. I'm a shareholder and I sent them a letter that "try to be Less White" means "Try to be less profitable."

When will contingency lawyers in free states start trolling for workplace harassment lawsuits against these companies?
Posted by: Dr. Vivi-Not my POTUS, FLOTUS, SCOTUS, FBI... at February 20, 2021 11:41 AM (USW1s)

Charge a "white privilege" tax to woke companies, claiming it's needed for reparations... which will be paid in the form of clean, green nuclear power plants.

Reliable power for everyone!

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at February 20, 2021 11:54 AM (TK8Ry)

96 >>> 47 I quit drinking soft drinks when I looked at the can and it said "150 calories" and I looked at the readout on the treadmill after walking for forty minutes and it said "150 calories."
Posted by: Oddbob at February 20, 2021 11:40 AM (qc+VF)

Yep, I drink a soda with real sweetener in it maybe once every few years or hardly ever. But there comes a time when your body starts treating the 0cal drinks like the real stuff and makes you feel like crap too. Headaches and blood pressure spikes. 29+ a fewish mumblety decades and your body starts treating anything sweet like you were freebasing corn syrup.

My body cuts me no slack and artificial sweeteners are mostly out for me. Agave nectar in small amounts is about the only sweetener I can handle now. Sweet fruit that have a lot of fiber like apples work ok too.

Posted by: banana Dream at February 20, 2021 11:54 AM (gTVTz)

97 I truly don't know how to be less white. Unless I change my name to Les White.

Somebody totally needs to steal that for an HQ nic.

Posted by: Oddbob at February 20, 2021 11:54 AM (qc+VF)

98 I can imagine a manager calling someone into his office to point out the worker has been on time five days in a row so his pay is getting docked.

Posted by: N.L. Urker at February 20, 2021 11:55 AM (lgiXo)

99 Coca Cola board should take the new training programme it up with Lisa Chang :

"Lisa Chang is the global chief people officer for The Coca-Cola Company, overseeing the company's talent and people strategies, culture, and diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. In her role, which she has held since 2019, she is responsible for leading the company's global people strategy, aligned to the company's purpose of refreshing the world and making a difference. Chang and her team are focused on creating an environment where employees can thrive, and equips the organization to win. "

Good job Lisa !

Posted by: runner at February 20, 2021 11:56 AM (zr5Kq)

100 >>>Aside from that,

Aside from homeschooling, that is. Still working on my first cup of woke, shade-tree grown, trans, non-white covfefe.

Posted by: 4 at February 20, 2021 11:56 AM (KnJdm)

101 Titania? Isn't it supposed to be "Tatiana?" Titania...the very dumbed-down, Americanized version of a something far better. Like Coca-Cola and all things unholy emanating from Atlanta, Georgia. CNN, Coca-Cola, etc. I wonder if "shit" (a pronoun soup of "she" and "it") pronounces the name "Tie-tania" or "Tit-ania?"

Posted by: No Longer Amused at February 20, 2021 11:56 AM (vTW2/)

102 And these days it's the Soda Stream machine and Ralph's diet soda syrups. Of which there are a bazillion varieties.
Posted by: BurtTC at February 20, 2021 11:44 AM (oQ94s)
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The woke crowd especially hates Soda Stream, it's an Israeli company.
Posted by: zmdavid at February 20, 2021 11:49 AM (xqRaG)

I recall someone mentioning that recently, so that's good. Probably need to look into Ralphs. Their website recently got revamped, so the parent company, Warren Corporation, put their stamp all over it. It looks... sinister. Reminds me of art deco/Brave New World. But the site itself, and the other stuff they sell, looks like they might be decent folk. They sell flavored pickles! Which is weird, but nobody who sells flavored pickles can be all bad, can they?

Posted by: BurtTC at February 20, 2021 11:56 AM (oQ94s)

103 Somebody totally needs to steal that for an HQ nic.

Posted by: Oddbob at February 20, 2021 11:54 AM (qc+VF)

I'll be Les...you be Moe.

Posted by: BignJames at February 20, 2021 11:57 AM (AwYPR)

104 Dumb broad...

Posted by: runner at February 20, 2021 11:57 AM (zr5Kq)

105 Burt, I'm pretty sure he was saying he didn't exercise, and probably only exercised in the military because he had to. You know, like everybody else.

I've noticed that medical people - doctors - people who know, people who see fat fucks clinically on a daily basis year in and year out, tend towards being very thin. Exercise can help one get there, that's true. But it is caloric reduction that does most of it, that's all I'm saying.

Posted by: Common Tater at February 20, 2021 11:57 AM (XUnia)

106 Good job Lisa !

Posted by: runner at February 20, 2021 11:56 AM (zr5Kq)

She just made the list.

Posted by: Francis at February 20, 2021 11:57 AM (KnJdm)

107 Lisa Chang is the global chief people officer for The Coca-Cola Company

If that doesn't tell you all you need to know, I don't know what would.

Posted by: Oddbob at February 20, 2021 11:58 AM (qc+VF)

108 "Together Tastes Better"

Posted by: runner at February 20, 2021 11:58 AM (zr5Kq)

109 I always found this clip of Peter Hitchens explaining why poetry is important and should be taught to our kids interesting. I know I was never taught poetry in school and after listening to him it kinda pissed me off that I wasn't. https://tinyurl.com/9selcbwp

Posted by: lowandslow at February 20, 2021 11:58 AM (qH6FZ)

110 "People officer" = HR.

Posted by: runner at February 20, 2021 11:59 AM (zr5Kq)

111 that slogan is from malasia

Posted by: runner at February 20, 2021 11:59 AM (zr5Kq)

112 >>> 110 "People officer" = HR.
Posted by: runner at February 20, 2021 11:59 AM (zr5Kq)

When will they change it to Political Officer?

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at February 20, 2021 11:59 AM (TK8Ry)

113 It was my doctor that suggested dropping the Coke a day habit , suggesting one or two a week, but as said mostly stopped totally.

Posted by: Skip at February 20, 2021 11:59 AM (Cxk7w)

114 Re poetry. I love John Donne. I read his collected works at least once a year but that's about it.

Posted by: N.L. Urker at February 20, 2021 12:00 PM (lgiXo)

115 Here is another one : "Taste The Feeling" - brought to you by The Paolo.

Posted by: runner at February 20, 2021 12:00 PM (zr5Kq)

116 I'm going to be a sucker of carbonated drinks until the day I die

Posted by: BurtTC at February 20, 2021 11:44 AM (oQ94s)

That may be...when the Carbon Police show up at your door.
Posted by: BignJames at February 20, 2021 11:49 AM (AwYPR)

But... am I not, when I consume them, removing them from the environment? I should be heiled as a hero.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 20, 2021 12:00 PM (oQ94s)

117 A peanut sat on a railroad track

It's heart was all aflutter

Along came the 6:15

Peanut butter

Posted by: Count de Monet in exile at his Fortress of Solitude at February 20, 2021 12:00 PM (4I/2K)

Posted by: runner at February 20, 2021 12:00 PM (zr5Kq)

119 I've had an elliptical for at least 20 years

do it an hour , sometimes hour 15 or 20, everyday

that with a little weight lifting

Posted by: REDACTED at February 20, 2021 12:00 PM (6iURM)

120 *early gainzzzz thread ?

Posted by: runner at February 20, 2021 12:01 PM (zr5Kq)

121 Posted by: No Longer Amused at February 20, 2021 11:56 AM (vTW2/)
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Titania: the name of the Queen of the fairies in "A Midsummer Night's Dream".

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at February 20, 2021 12:01 PM (GLv8N)

122 Posted by: No Longer Amused at February 20, 2021 11:56 AM (vTW2/)

Titania McGrath is a parody account run by an (English?) guy. Because parody is the the only way you can point out the truth now in England.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 20, 2021 12:01 PM (1lKRm)

123 When will they change it to Political Officer?
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at February 20, 2021 11:59 AM (TK8Ry)

yesterday

Posted by: runner at February 20, 2021 12:01 PM (zr5Kq)

124 Coke has a political officer, should have guessed

Posted by: Skip at February 20, 2021 12:02 PM (Cxk7w)

125 All you Coke dissidents: A year or so back, I discovered that Soda Stream makes a line of fruit flavorings for water. I love the watermelon and the raspberry. Not so wild about the others. I wish the little bottles were less susceptible to dripping, but a quick rinse cleans them up. To the best of my knowledge, Soda Stream has nothing to do with Coke. Last I heard, it's an Israeli company that does its manufacturing in the West Bank. Every time the BDSers start screaming, the West Bank Arabs panic because Soda Stream is the biggest and best paying employer in the West Bank. I get mine from Wal-Mart. Bed, Bath, and Beyond carries them, but at about $2 more per bottle. Using the Soda Stream flavorings sticks it to both Coke and the BDSers. Buying it from Wal-Mart sticks it to B,B, and B. Win, win, and win.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- Bitterly clinging to the deplorable life at February 20, 2021 12:02 PM (NL33G)

126 I wonder if "shit" (a pronoun soup of "she" and "it") pronounces the name "Tie-tania" or "Tit-ania?"
Posted by: No Longer Amused at February 20, 2021 11:56 AM (vTW2/)

"Titania McGrath" is a parody account run by a British GUY.The name comes (presumably) from that of the Fairy Queen in Shakespeare's "Midsummer Night's Dream".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 20, 2021 12:02 PM (mzC78)

127 Thank you, Polliwog. I do feel a bit better knowing that. Good God, I assumed it was real...

Posted by: No Longer Amused at February 20, 2021 12:02 PM (vTW2/)

128 Since PJTV shut down, I've been catching Bill Whittle's videos on YouTube.

This month, I subscribed to membership on his site because I'm certain that, eventually, YT will vanish him.


Posted by: Captain Whitebread at February 20, 2021 12:03 PM (aommx)

129 Burt, I'm pretty sure he was saying he didn't exercise, and probably only exercised in the military because he had to. You know, like everybody else.

I've noticed that medical people - doctors - people who know, people who see fat fucks clinically on a daily basis year in and year out, tend towards being very thin. Exercise can help one get there, that's true. But it is caloric reduction that does most of it, that's all I'm saying.
Posted by: Common Tater at February 20, 2021 11:57 AM (XUnia)

Yes, I think your point is worth emphasizing, that weight loss is generally not arrived at through exercise.

However, I think it's funny that Armstrong would say something like this, because in a way it sounds like he's basically trolling whoever asked him the question. Someone from the media, presumably.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 20, 2021 12:04 PM (oQ94s)

130 Burt TC I have gone to a occasionally Tonic water, no where near sugar if at all.

Posted by: Skip at February 20, 2021 12:04 PM (Cxk7w)

131 My poetry tastes run along the lines of:

"Here I sit, brokenhearted. . ."

Posted by: Tonypete at February 20, 2021 12:04 PM (Rvt88)

132 Back in the day, Whittle used to drop a major essay every six or eight months & they were all outstanding. The entire blogosphere would light up with the raging fires of debate for weeks.

Now he does the videos and it's just not the same. I get it, most people would rather watch a ten minute video than read a 20,000 word essay that would take an entire weekend to digest. The videos should get wider attention than the written word.

Still, I miss the essays

*not really
Posted by: AltonJackson at February 20, 2021 11:47 AM

Eject Eject Eject essay, one of the his first and best. I passed that one along far and wide. Seems it's disappeared entirely from the web.

Posted by: one of the quiet ones at February 20, 2021 12:04 PM (HeKhk)

133 Posted by: Francis at February 20, 2021 11:57 AM (KnJdm)


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The only time I'll tell you NOT to lighten up....

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 20, 2021 12:05 PM (jvt6t)

134 Lisa Chang is the global chief people officer for The Coca-Cola Company, overseeing the company's talent and people strategies, culture, and diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. In her role, which she has held since 2019, she is responsible for leading the company's global people strategy, aligned to the company's purpose of refreshing the world and making a difference. Chang and her team are focused on creating an environment where employees can thrive*, and equips the organization to win. "

***
Posted by: runner at February 20, 2021 11:56 AM (zr5Kq)


*unless youre white.

Posted by: LASue at February 20, 2021 12:05 PM (Ed8Zd)

135 *unless youre white.
Posted by: LASue at February 20, 2021 12:05 PM (Ed8Zd)


yes, not even hiding it

Posted by: runner at February 20, 2021 12:05 PM (zr5Kq)

136 Lisa Chang is the global chief people officer for The Coca-Cola Company

Imagine that - someone who's life's ambition was to lord over other people for a living turns out to be an intrusive horse's ass. Never could have seen that coming.

Posted by: Nutbush City Limits at February 20, 2021 12:06 PM (JFgsl)

137 I watched an Autopsy about Barry White yesterday. He refused to take his blood pressure medication and died at 58.

They also said that obese people have less dopamine, as do drug addicts, and speculated that they need more to get a bang.

Well, hell, I knew it wasn't my fault.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 20, 2021 12:06 PM (VVEnO)

138 Whenever someone I care about dies I turn to Death be not proud though some call thee mighty and dreadful for thou are not so.

If the occasion arises to write a love poem to the right lady it will include the lines licence my roving hands to go above, below, behind, between

And when I get contemplative I turn to When thou has done, thou hast Donne, I have no more.

All John Donne.

Posted by: N.L. Urker at February 20, 2021 12:07 PM (lgiXo)

139 What's notable is that once great brands ruin their product, they decide to get "woke" and political and all the rest of it.

McDonalds used to be pretty damn tasty. Quick too. And not outrageously expensive.

"Fast, good, or cheap - pick two".

Mickey D's may well have been the exception to that. At least they made a pretty good run on that. And guess what? They became wildly successful.

Now? Their food just isn't the same. Like some franchises are just phoning it in. And it's slow. And expensive now.

Haven't ate there in years, and now they want to bitch at me because I'm white? Yeah ... FU

Posted by: Common Tater at February 20, 2021 12:07 PM (XUnia)

140 "And the Gods of the Copybook Headings, I notice, outlast them all.--** The gods of the marketplace may be crazy. But don't give up."so I'm taking this as (interpreting it as) basically, conventional/traditional godliness (as in, our founders' WASPy beliefs/writings) ... versus the chaos and evil of "the world". -- **--I spent my 20's, a full decade, to getting back to "original intent" of the Bible ... try to find the original texts, try to understand the context/culture of the times and the situation being addressed by men of God of their time. imo the institutional side of denominations corrupted the original intent much the way DeepState has corrupted original intent of our constitution, yet retained enough to remain "operational" (thank you "Catholic" scribes).

Posted by: illiniwek at February 20, 2021 12:07 PM (Cus5s)

141 Posted by: No Longer Amused at February 20, 2021 11:56 AM (vTW2/)

"Titania McGrath" is a parody account run by a British GUY.The name comes (presumably) from that of the Fairy Queen in Shakespeare's "Midsummer Night's Dream".
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 20, 2021 12:02 PM (mzC7

I assume every time someone rags on him for something he says, they soft pedal or otherwise qualify their comments, because he's a girl.

The comedy value of that is worth it, every time.

And truth be told, I know he's a dude, but his avatar gives me funny feelings in my no no square.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 20, 2021 12:07 PM (oQ94s)

142 Soda Stream is a Israeli company, never had one, but the Anti-Semitic groups know all about it.

Posted by: Skip at February 20, 2021 12:07 PM (Cxk7w)

143 The thing that is new is the global communications of the last 20
years. Change is fast, ability to deceive/control is vast, and those
not rooted in "traditional godliness" get swept away in information
overload. -- ** --

Whittle says Gods of copybook headings (the True God
and Christian heritage?) want their stuff back ... I'm not sure if he is
suggesting God intervenes, or that people will rise up and fight for
Liberty. I prefer the language of "good versus evil, liberty versus
captivity" ... but I have not done an exegesis of Kipling and his exact
intent. ... Western Civilization may be dependent on Christian
(Judeo/Christian?) belief, not Gaia/humanism belief.

Posted by: illiniwek at February 20, 2021 12:07 PM (Cus5s)

144 Lisa Chang is the global chief people officer for The Coca-Cola Company

Imagine that - someone who's life's ambition was to lord over other people for a living turns out to be an intrusive horse's ass. Never could have seen that coming.
Posted by: Nutbush City Limits at February 20, 2021 12:06 PM (JFgsl)


She is American.

Posted by: runner at February 20, 2021 12:07 PM (zr5Kq)

145 Here is Bill Whittle's version of the poem. Kipling's "Gods of the Copybook Headings"

That's a good listen. Kipling knew, and he knew 100 years ago.

Posted by: t-bird at February 20, 2021 12:08 PM (2nFxy)

146 Posted by: No Longer Amused at February 20, 2021 12:02 PM (vTW2/)

By using the McGrath personality he is able to point out that normal people are not allowed to win in the current system, only choose the thing they will be yelled at for.

Both he and Babylon Bee occasionally do retrospectives showing where they guessed correctly ahead of time where the ultra woke would try to drag everyone next.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 20, 2021 12:08 PM (1lKRm)

147 I hate to overstate this, since Coca-Cola is just one corporation (albeit a very large one, and sort of an American signature corporation), but I think the next few days will be very telling of how far and how fast we're going down this path of stupidity. I would hope Coca-Cola owns up to their mistake, and makes some sort of public apology/admission in the next few days (But not today; SJWs don't seek out $400,000 Peruvian Lesbian Poetry degrees just to work weekends). If not, we've entered into open war on Whitey, which I don't think we'll end exactly as the Left thinks it will.

Posted by: Wally at February 20, 2021 12:08 PM (S8gsF)

148 I did like The Simpsons' version of The Raven.

Posted by: N.L. Urker at February 20, 2021 12:09 PM (lgiXo)

149 Coke has a political officer, should have guessed
Posted by: Skip

I believe the term is "commissar".

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 20, 2021 12:09 PM (VVEnO)

150 or - did I misunderstand the comment ?

Posted by: runner at February 20, 2021 12:09 PM (zr5Kq)

151 She is American.
Posted by: runner at February 20, 2021 12:07 PM (zr5Kq)


No doubt. We are a nation of scolds.

Posted by: Nutbush City Limits at February 20, 2021 12:09 PM (JFgsl)

152 "Dr. Donne's verses are like the peace of God - they pass all understanding."

-- James I and VI

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at February 20, 2021 12:09 PM (GLv8N)

153 The non cis are hereby forbidden to read anything I write, or anything I say. Fines to be paid at your local libary.

Posted by: klaftern at February 20, 2021 12:10 PM (RuIsu)

154 HAH on Docs being thin. I guess a lot of the actual higher levels, MDs, NPs etc are. But when I go to my HMO the lab techs and other workers are probably a greater % overweight than the general population. I do live in a health worshiping state.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at February 20, 2021 12:10 PM (Aashi)

155 No doubt. We are a nation of scolds.

Posted by: Nutbush City Limits

Is it wrong to imagine face punching all those people?

Posted by: Tonypete at February 20, 2021 12:10 PM (Rvt88)

156 Buying it from Wal-Mart sticks it to B,B, and B. Win, win, and win.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- Bitterly clinging to the deplorable life at February 20, 2021 12:02 PM (NL33G)

When we get the new construction finished, I am going to seriously look into homebrewing, kegging, and distilling.

Posted by: 4 at February 20, 2021 12:10 PM (KnJdm)

157 they need to move the HQ from Atlanta- can't handle the pressure; Dubai can take them

Posted by: runner at February 20, 2021 12:11 PM (zr5Kq)

158 Burt TC I have gone to a occasionally Tonic water, no where near sugar if at all.
Posted by: Skip at February 20, 2021 12:04 PM (Cxk7w)

You hear reports there are links between diet sodas and obesity, but I call bullship on that. Just more nanny state nonsense, playing with stats.

However... I do watch my sugar intake (not for diabetes, just because it's a drug that is insidious), and I have to be mindful of how my brain interprets the non-sugar sweeteners. If it furthers a craving, then it's not good, but that's on me and my ability to self-monitor, not because there's anything inherently wrong with non-sugar sweeteners.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 20, 2021 12:12 PM (oQ94s)

159 Are folks unaware that McGrath is a satire account poking fun at the WOKE culture? Its sad that things are so damned woke that over the top satire is hard to recognize.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at February 20, 2021 12:12 PM (Aashi)

160 Will spend the day holding Coca Cola up to ridicule. It's the only way to stop them.
The power of the little yellow sticky pads. Write a message and tack it up.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 20, 2021 12:12 PM (axyOa)

161 67 "Fleas", by Carl Sandberg

Adam had'em.




Mr. Smith was, shall we say, "not amused".



But it met the requirements of the assignment. Posted by: Fox2! at February 20, 2021 11:47 AM (qyH+l)
Candy's dandy, Liquor's QuickerOdgen Nash

Posted by: Javems at February 20, 2021 12:12 PM (8SSHh)

162 Greetings:

"You shall make amends to your children for being the children of your fathers."

Posted by: 11B40 at February 20, 2021 12:12 PM (evgyj)

163 How do you stop acting white? Do you get to start coming in late and leaving early? Since correct grammar and spelling are now white, you need not concern yourself with such things while writing memos or reports now, I guess. I need to revise my resume. I've been doing it all wrong.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V at February 20, 2021 12:13 PM (HabA/)

164 Ah! 'Tis the weekly thread for thinking deep thoughts.

Posted by: Emmie: grubby, low-born, non-billionaire commenter at February 20, 2021 12:13 PM (ofYez)

165 I'll never figure out hos these line breaks work. Been posting here for 10 years anyway.

Posted by: Javems at February 20, 2021 12:13 PM (8SSHh)

166 Howdy, beloved Horde!

Posted by: Emmie: grubby, low-born, non-billionaire commenter at February 20, 2021 12:14 PM (ofYez)

167 "Try to be less black"

Hmm. I wonder how that would go over.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at February 20, 2021 12:14 PM (ljmsj)

168 Soda Stream is a Israeli company, never had one, but the Anti-Semitic groups know all about it.
Posted by: Skip at February 20, 2021 12:07 PM (Cxk7w)


The naked joooo hate for Soda Stream was another defining moment for the progs.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at February 20, 2021 12:14 PM (y7DUB)

169 Same here, regarding poetry. It just doesn't hit my brain right.
=====

Sometimes prose is the same --

By the banks of the great, grey-green, greasy Limpopo River, all set about with fever trees . . .

The Elephant's Child - breath control to read Just So Stories aloud is a challenge.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 20, 2021 12:14 PM (MIKMs)

170 Lisa Chang is American but looks quite Chinese

But as for Coke owning up to a mistake?
Fear of the Left is the biggest motivating factor in the country

Posted by: Skip at February 20, 2021 12:15 PM (Cxk7w)

171 She is American.

Bullshit.

Purely from a technical perspective, legally. Maybe.

Not from any cultural perspective. That is a very important distinction to make, because that's how you get literal or figurative foreigners admonishing Americans "That's Not Who We Are".

That's why the country wreckers want to flood America with illegals. And then wave a magic wand and call them "Americans".

Posted by: Common Tater at February 20, 2021 12:15 PM (XUnia)

172 122 Posted by: No Longer Amused at February 20, 2021 11:56 AM (vTW2/)

Titania McGrath is a parody account run by an (English?) guy. Because parody is the the only way you can point out the truth now in England.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette



Parody = Parables?

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at February 20, 2021 12:15 PM (i2kf6)

173 Is it my imagination, but are some worshipers of cock-sucking, ass-pumping lifestyle are intentionally coughing in the presence of people who do not live up to their mask requirements ?

Posted by: runner at February 20, 2021 12:15 PM (zr5Kq)

174 *forget second *are

Posted by: runner at February 20, 2021 12:16 PM (zr5Kq)

175 How do you stop acting white? Do you get to start coming in late and leaving early? Since correct grammar and spelling are now white, you need not concern yourself with such things while writing memos or reports now, I guess. I need to revise my resume. I've been doing it all wrong.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V at February 20, 2021 12:13 PM (HabA/)

Are you saying...it's not an act?

Posted by: BignJames at February 20, 2021 12:16 PM (AwYPR)

176 Madonna
@Madonna
The Patriarchy continues to try to crush my neck with their heavy boots, cut off my life force and take away my voice-Even those who call themselves artists..............You know who you are!!! DEATH TO THE PATRIARCHY! Now and Forever. #riskwhatyouvalue #valuewhatyourisk

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Poor baby!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 20, 2021 12:16 PM (VVEnO)

177 175 How do you stop acting white?

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You tell customers that you're going to fuck up their shit?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at February 20, 2021 12:17 PM (ljmsj)

178 How do you stop acting white?


Posted by: DonnaV at February 20, 2021 12:13 PM (HabA/)

File discrimination lawsuits at the drop of the hat. Not really even joking.

Posted by: 4 at February 20, 2021 12:18 PM (KnJdm)

179 Madonna
@Madonna
The Patriarchy continues to try to crush my neck with their heavy boots, cut off my life force and take away my voice-Even those who call themselves artists..............You know who you are!!! DEATH TO THE PATRIARCHY! Now and Forever. #riskwhatyouvalue #valuewhatyourisk

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Poor baby!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 20, 2021 12:16

What an idiot. And you know she has no idea how stupid she sounds.

Posted by: one of the quiet ones at February 20, 2021 12:18 PM (HeKhk)

180 Madonna
@Madonna
The Patriarchy continues to try to crush my neck with their heavy boots, cut off my life force and take away my voice-Even those who call themselves artists..............You know who you are!!! DEATH TO THE PATRIARCHY! Now and Forever. #riskwhatyouvalue #valuewhatyourisk

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Poor baby!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 20, 2021 12:16 PM (VVEnO)

The gristle has settled in her head.

Posted by: Count de Monet in exile at his Fortress of Solitude at February 20, 2021 12:18 PM (4I/2K)

181 Coke has a political officer, should have guessed
Posted by: Skip

I believe the term is "commissar".
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 20, 2021 12:09 PM (VVEnO)

Somewhere in hell, Goebels and Beria are regretting not working instead for a Global corporation.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 20, 2021 12:18 PM (oQ94s)

182 Poor baby!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 20, 2021 12:16 PM (VVEnO)
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She's wealthy. She risks nothing.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at February 20, 2021 12:18 PM (GLv8N)

183 Bullshit.

Purely from a technical perspective, legally. Maybe.

Not from any cultural perspective. That is a very important distinction to make, because that's how you get literal or figurative foreigners admonishing Americans "That's Not Who We Are".

That's why the country wreckers want to flood America with illegals. And then wave a magic wand and call them "Americans".
Posted by: Common Tater at February 20, 2021 12:15 PM (XUnia)

You can go there if you like, I attribute it to years of silicon valley brainwashing, stupidity, twitter/facebook mind meld and lack of qualifications overall.

Posted by: runner at February 20, 2021 12:18 PM (zr5Kq)

184 "Buying it from Wal-Mart sticks it to B,B, and B. Win, win, and win."

I'm wishing/hoping WalMart becomes the first MAGA corp. They get knocked for appealing to the WalMart types (videos of weird people seen at WalMart) ... their roots are more America First. And they employ of lot of local red state types. They could make a bold marketing decision to stand up against commie Amazon by going at least close to MAGA again. ... a customer campaign to lt WalMart execs know they expect them to remain American and Liberty minded ... might help?

Posted by: illiniwek at February 20, 2021 12:19 PM (Cus5s)

185 Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 20, 2021 12:16 PM (VVEnO)
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Hasn't she shriveled up yet? Just a more ignorant Cher. That's saying something.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 20, 2021 12:19 PM (jvt6t)

186 You tell customers that you're going to fuck up their shit?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at February 20, 2021 12:17 PM (ljmsj)

You gonna' screw up my order?

Posted by: BignJames at February 20, 2021 12:19 PM (AwYPR)

187 Madonna
@Madonna

The Patriarchy continues to try to crush my neck with their heavy
boots, cut off my life force and take away my voice
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 20, 2021 12:16


I am kind of with the Patriarchy here.

Posted by: 4 at February 20, 2021 12:19 PM (KnJdm)

188 Obviously Madonna wants to release some tunes and the labels are like, yeah, you are soooo 90's. We'll call you.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 20, 2021 12:20 PM (jvt6t)

189 @Madonna
The Patriarchy continues to try to crush my neck with their heavy boots...


So brave. And stunning.

Posted by: Oddbob at February 20, 2021 12:21 PM (qc+VF)

190 177 175 How do you stop acting white?


stop buying antiques and playing bridge

and start drinking Pomac

Posted by: REDACTED at February 20, 2021 12:21 PM (6iURM)

191

I am kind of with the Patriarchy here.
Posted by: 4 at February 20, 2021 12:19 PM (KnJdm)


Don't let up on the boots, boys!

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 20, 2021 12:21 PM (TdMsT)

192 Common Tater @139
What's notable is that once great brands ruin their product, they decide to get "woke" and political and all the rest of it.

Same is true of the little university where I used to teach. A few years back they jumped on the SJW platform and pissed off so many parents there was a huge decline in returning students. Result: nearly 50 layoffs.
This week, between Covid and a double down on the SJW BS, another 50.
They are just unable to learn.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 20, 2021 12:21 PM (axyOa)

193 Candy's dandy, Liquor's QuickerOdgen Nash
Posted by: Javems at February 20, 2021 12:12 PM (8SSHh)

That probably would not have satisfied Mr. Smith's assignment requirements. Carl Sandburg was a "serious poet" and English Teachers around the world lurve them their serious poets.

Ogden Nash was a humorist, who wrote poems to entertain people, so quite beyond the pale for "English Teachers".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 20, 2021 12:21 PM (mzC78)

194 The God's of the Copy book Headings understand cause and effect, human nature, and basic realities of life. You try to act as if they aren't what they are, and hurt ensues.

Posted by: Brother Tim at February 20, 2021 12:22 PM (Mooke)

195 How do you stop acting white?

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Hold your pistol sideways?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 20, 2021 12:22 PM (kTF2Z)

196 Gonna start dranking Schlitz Malt Liquor.

Street Cred

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 20, 2021 12:22 PM (jvt6t)

197 >>>How do you stop acting white?

Pants down, go loot.

*puts on pants*
*pulls them down*
*searches for nearest bookstore*

Posted by: 4 at February 20, 2021 12:22 PM (KnJdm)

198 Bullshit.

Purely from a technical perspective, legally. Maybe.

Not from any cultural perspective. That is a very important distinction to make, because that's how you get literal or figurative foreigners admonishing Americans "That's Not Who We Are".

That's why the country wreckers want to flood America with illegals. And then wave a magic wand and call them "Americans".
Posted by: Common Tater at February 20, 2021 12:15 PM (XUnia)

Excellent point. China in particular, has been at this for decades, sending folks over here on neverending student permits, then work permits, then after however many years, they apply for citizenship.

I'm sure a percentage of them just assimilate, but whatever small number there are, and not just China, but Arabs and Iranians and any number of others, who come from countries that despise the U.S., they are essentially multi-generational spies.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 20, 2021 12:23 PM (oQ94s)

199 thinking that one could be less white is a concept only white people could embrace

Posted by: REDACTED at February 20, 2021 12:23 PM (6iURM)

200 How do you stop acting white?

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Hold your pistol sideways?
Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 20, 2021 12:22 PM

Gorilla Glue for the win!

Posted by: one of the quiet ones at February 20, 2021 12:23 PM (HeKhk)

201 Don't let up on the boots, boys!

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 20, 2021 12:21 PM (TdMsT)

Was thinking about synesthesia last night. When you watch a movie, is it like a paint-by-numbers in motion?

Posted by: 4 at February 20, 2021 12:24 PM (KnJdm)

202
The Patriarchy continues to try to crush my neck with their heavy
boots, cut off my life force and take away my voice
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 20, 2021 12:16

Did she offer an explanation?

Posted by: Mr Les White at February 20, 2021 12:24 PM (lgiXo)

203 These boots are made for crushing and that's just what they'll do
One of these days these boots are going to crush the neck of you

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 20, 2021 12:24 PM (VVEnO)

204 I'm sure a percentage of them just assimilate, but whatever small number there are, and not just China, but Arabs and Iranians and any number of others, who come from countries that despise the U.S., they are essentially multi-generational spies.
Posted by: BurtTC at February 20, 2021 12:23 PM (oQ94s)

And the reason I didn't mention Mexicans and other central Americans here is because, as a wise man once said, they aren't sending us their best and brightest.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 20, 2021 12:25 PM (oQ94s)

205 I'm white and proud, say it loud!

You know, I actually sat here and had to determine if this was too offensive.

Fvck It.

Posted by: NOT James Brown at February 20, 2021 12:25 PM (jvt6t)

206 I wanted to buy soda stream ... in support of Israel and against WokeCorp .. yes, but also in hopes it was cheaper. It might be a little, but they want constant revenue from the syrup and CO2 ... from what I recall. ... I since decided I don't need "seltzer" or carbonation to get my Magnesium or beverage joy. If I want the carbonation, I could use a CO2 tank and $15 device to inject it myself .... but Soda Stream is a neat product for those that want that choice.

Posted by: illiniwek at February 20, 2021 12:25 PM (Cus5s)

207 Bullshit. Purely from a technical perspective, legally. Maybe.



Not from any cultural perspective. That is a very important
distinction to make, because that's how you get literal or figurative
foreigners admonishing Americans "That's Not Who We Are".


Scolding is THE American pass-time. Whether it be some old dude bitching because the kids are wearing their ball caps indoors, or the housewives quacking because Martha is wearing white after labor day, or the Baptists clicking their tongues because that guy down the street is working on a Sunday - most Americans absolutely fucking live to scold.

The argument now is over what to scold about. The cool kids are all doing it over cultural appropriation. The old BoomerCons still love a kid rant about not respecting the military. But Americans of all shapes, and sizes, ages and persuasions, absolutely can't resist a good scold.

Posted by: Nutbush City Limits at February 20, 2021 12:26 PM (JFgsl)

208 Titania McGrath is awesome

Posted by: vmom WWRS What Would Rush Say at February 20, 2021 12:26 PM (nUhF0)

209 Isn't there a book be English usage by someone named White?

Posted by: Mr Les White at February 20, 2021 12:26 PM (lgiXo)

210 184 -- If old Sam Walton was alive, yes, very probably. This younger bunch is a little iffy.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- Bitterly clinging to the deplorable life at February 20, 2021 12:27 PM (NL33G)

211 I'm sure a percentage of them just assimilate, but whatever small number there are, and not just China, but Arabs and Iranians and any number of others, who come from countries that despise the U.S., they are essentially multi-generational spies.


==

Throw in Cabal of Jewish Bankers and win Gerald Ford Certificate of good standing.

Posted by: runner at February 20, 2021 12:27 PM (zr5Kq)

212 @Madonna
The Patriarchy continues to try to crush my neck with their heavy boots, cut off my life force and take away my voice-Even those who call themselves artists..............You know who you are!!! DEATH TO THE PATRIARCHY! Now and Forever. #riskwhatyouvalue #valuewhatyourisk

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Poor baby!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 20, 2021 12:16 PM (VVEnO)

Fascinating. So here, lemme interpret for ya:

My daddy was mean to me, and no matter what happens to me in my life, I'm always going to feel like that abused little girl.

Sorry for you. Honey, the answer to your problem is to fix you, not the rest of the f'n world. Which you'll never understand. So enjoy your hell, bitch.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 20, 2021 12:27 PM (oQ94s)

213 hardest working sock off.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 20, 2021 12:27 PM (jvt6t)

214 I want the carbonation, I could use a CO2 tank and
$15 device to inject it myself .... but Soda Stream is a neat product
for those that want that choice.


Posted by: illiniwek at February 20, 2021 12:25 PM (Cus5s)

I do seltzer and those Italian soda syrups from time to time, but kicking Coke will be difficult, but doable.

Posted by: 4 at February 20, 2021 12:27 PM (KnJdm)

215 Drinking Coke is very white. To be less white we drink Italian mineral water.

Posted by: fluffy at February 20, 2021 12:28 PM (UnQlg)

216 When I teach John Donne, I always cover the Flea. It's a riot. The kids absolutely cannot believe that these old, dead people were horny too. Ah, youth.

Posted by: jmel at February 20, 2021 12:28 PM (bVhJi)

217 These boots are made for crushing and that's just what they'll do
One of these days these boots are going to crush the neck of you


(* descending bass line... *)

Posted by: Oddbob at February 20, 2021 12:28 PM (qc+VF)

218
Was thinking about synesthesia last night. When you watch a movie, is it like a paint-by-numbers in motion?
Posted by: 4 at February 20, 2021 12:24 PM (KnJdm)


No--not at all. I only ever notice it if I think about specific colors. It has very little effect on my life.

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 20, 2021 12:29 PM (TdMsT)

219 Throw in Cabal of Jewish Bankers and win Gerald Ford Certificate of good standing.
Posted by: runner at February 20, 2021 12:27 PM (zr5Kq)

I don't know if you are intentionally obtuse for some reason, or you really aren't very bright.

Either way, don't throw your bullshit on me.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 20, 2021 12:30 PM (oQ94s)

220 Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 20, 2021 12:29 PM (TdMsT)

Thanks.

Posted by: 4 at February 20, 2021 12:30 PM (KnJdm)

221 Isn't there a book be English usage by someone named White?
Posted by: Mr Les White at February 20, 2021 12:26 PM (lgiXo)

Him and Strunk, who wasn't White because he was Strunk.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 20, 2021 12:30 PM (mzC78)

222 Years ago I worked for Pepsi. Right now there are sales directors at the bottling companies looking at volume reports and pulling their hair out.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 20, 2021 12:30 PM (kTF2Z)

223 Parody = Parables?

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at February 20, 2021 12:15 PM (i2kf6)

Hmmm, good point.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 20, 2021 12:30 PM (1lKRm)

224 209 -- Strunck and White. It used to be the Bible for writing term papers and doctoral theseses. I got mine dead cheap back in the day. I was thinking of getting one for one of my grandkids and nearly stroked out at the price. Don't know if it's used any more. Probably too White -- in both useages of the word.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- Bitterly clinging to the deplorable life at February 20, 2021 12:31 PM (NL33G)

225 Isn't there a book be English usage by someone named White?
Posted by: Mr Les White

E.B. White, the real life John Boy, wrote Elements of Style with William Strunk Jr.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 20, 2021 12:31 PM (VVEnO)

226 Him and Strunk, who wasn't White because he was Strunk.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 20, 2021 12:30 PM (mzC7

I was going to say White and Strunk but I wasn't confident in my memory.

Posted by: Mr Les White at February 20, 2021 12:31 PM (lgiXo)

227 I just Madonna to go away and stop sticking her coochie in my face......

Nasty no talent ho.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 20, 2021 12:32 PM (R/m4+)

228
E.B. White, the real life John Boy, wrote Elements of Style with William Strunk Jr.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 20, 2021 12:31 PM (VVEnO)

I didn't know White was John Boy.

Posted by: Mr Les White at February 20, 2021 12:32 PM (lgiXo)

229 That probably would not have satisfied Mr. Smith's assignment requirements. Carl Sandburg was a "serious poet" and English Teachers around the world lurve them their serious poets.


Carl Sandburg lived, for a while, two doors down. I've always been happy that he doesn't any more. Anyone who has listened to the recording of him singing 'Eating Goober Peas' would understand.

I recall that one critic said of Sandburg's Lincoln biography, "The worst thing to happen to Lincoln since John Wilkes Booth".

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 20, 2021 12:33 PM (pbStR)

230 I got Strunk once. I'll never drink tequila again!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 20, 2021 12:33 PM (VVEnO)

231 I don't know if you are intentionally obtuse for some reason, or you really aren't very bright.

Either way, don't throw your bullshit on me.
Posted by: BurtTC at February 20, 2021 12:30 PM (oQ94s)

Your racial theories are not welcome in my world. I am sorry you are so offended by me pointing out your obvious tilt, that you resort to personal attacks.

And BurtTC, you do comment a lot, but "better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt." Slow down, brah.

Posted by: runner at February 20, 2021 12:33 PM (zr5Kq)

232 no 2, dr. evils deputy at virtuecon, spelled this out, more than 20 years ago,

Posted by: alien covenant was much worse at February 20, 2021 12:33 PM (hMlTh)

233 I just Madonna to go away and stop sticking her coochie in my face......

Nasty no talent ho.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 20, 2021 12:32 PM (R/m4+)

Least she could do is wash it, right?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 20, 2021 12:33 PM (mzC78)

234 My Father, who fancies himself a Kipling fan had never heard that poem before I read it to him last weekend.

In fairness, the poet was pretty prolific but still, surprising.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 20, 2021 12:34 PM (yQpMk)

235 "and not just China, but Arabs and Iranians and any number of others, who
come from countries that despise the U.S., they are essentially
multi-generational spies" Burt

Right ... and Kipling's "Gods of the Copybook Headings" work perhaps did not conceive of globalists/oligarchs intentionally mixing/defacing our Western cultures/heritage so brazenly/completely. This has been an evil (60+ year) plan to weaken us from within ... to think we will just swing back to "normal" (reversion to the norm) does not account for the immense treasures of power/wealth we have given to the oligarchs, by bailouts and incredible monetary policies, as well as the wars we fight on their behalf.

Posted by: illiniwek at February 20, 2021 12:34 PM (Cus5s)

236 AOP finishing drywall getting there?

Posted by: Skip at February 20, 2021 12:34 PM (Cxk7w)

237 I didn't know White was John Boy.


When you grow up in the hollers of WV, the elocution and syntax are very old fashioned. He probably was a self hating hillbilly.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 20, 2021 12:34 PM (jvt6t)

238 osted by: Nutbush City Limits at February 20, 2021 12:26 PM (JFgsl)

Congratulations for being part of the scolds and scolding people for scolding. How did you scold the housewives when they complained that you wore white after Labor Day?.

Love the new nic!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 20, 2021 12:35 PM (VP4Cd)

239 Well I'm preaching tomorrow so I best get to work on my sermon.
The working title is Dyma Gariod Fel Y Moeroed.

Posted by: Mr Les White at February 20, 2021 12:35 PM (lgiXo)

240 Grammer is racist!

Posted by: E. Be Black at February 20, 2021 12:35 PM (VVEnO)

241 240 Grammer is racist!
Posted by: E. Be Black at February 20, 2021 12:35 PM (VVEnO)

Gramma BE'S rayciss, you RAYCISS!!

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 20, 2021 12:37 PM (bxPTJ)

242 Him and Strunk, who wasn't White because he was Strunk.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
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Never mind the Panhard reports, it's comments like this that keep AOP on my reading list.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 20, 2021 12:37 PM (pbStR)

243 Good G*d, Madonna sounds like a freaking loon. Very pathetic and tiresome.

Posted by: Lady in Black - GODSPEED Rush Limbaugh at February 20, 2021 12:37 PM (O+I8R)

244 Good Morning or Afternoon as you locale dictates. -- some random thoughts while reading the thread:

My Strunk & White has been on my main bookshelf since High School -- several years back now. I so white!

I thought I'd read on a quaint military blaugh that Soda Stream had been sold to some megacorp.

After my frat bros insisted I learn to drink beer when we went out for pizzas, I took up with Rum and (to my bros' disgust) Dr Pepper. (They were from Back East, I was from Down South, sorta.) Still like it, but rarely indulge. I have a harder time with the carbonation than I do with the sugar in sodas.

And about poems... oops, banging into the Pixy limit...

Posted by: mindful webworker
here be treasures beyond measures
at February 20, 2021 12:37 PM (7FpQ0)

245 AOP finishing drywall getting there?
Posted by: Skip at February 20, 2021 12:34 PM (Cxk7w)

I am going to have a shot at it today, using an electric random-orbit sander, hooked up to a vacuum cleaner. Tried the sander on Thursday, and it was very fast, but the paper in it was too aggressive, and the dust it raised was epic. I have finer paper on hand now, and will rig a vacuum to it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 20, 2021 12:38 PM (mzC78)

246 92 >>>Which is the best ever @CocaCola advertising slogan?
Have a coke and a smile, and shut the fuck up.


Posted by: 4 at February 20, 2021 11:53 AM (KnJdm)

Bite the Wax Tadpole.
https://tinyurl.com/1svxppp5

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at February 20, 2021 12:38 PM (ynpvh)

247 Posted by: BurtTC at February 20, 2021 12:30 PM (oQ94s)

Your racial theories are not welcome in my world. I am sorry you are so offended by me pointing out your obvious tilt, that you resort to personal attacks.

And BurtTC, you do comment a lot, but "better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt." Slow down, brah.

Posted by: runner at February 20, 2021 12:33 PM (zr5Kq)

So you ARE that stupid.

I can't help it your brain is incapable of comprehension, but if you are going to call me anti-Semitic I'm going to call you a liar and shitty human being.

Go fuck yourself, asshole.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 20, 2021 12:38 PM (oQ94s)

248 237 I didn't know White was John Boy.


When you grow up in the hollers of WV, the elocution and syntax are very old fashioned. He probably was a self hating hillbilly.
Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 20, 2021 12:34 PM (jvt6t)
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I thought Earl Hamner was John Boy.

Posted by: zmdavid at February 20, 2021 12:38 PM (xqRaG)

249 It probably would improve the world if self hating whites just suck started a colt 1911.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at February 20, 2021 12:38 PM (9Om/r)

250 Congratulations for being part of the scolds and scolding people for
scolding. How did you scold the housewives when they complained that you
wore white after Labor Day?


High praise indeed, from the supreme scold of scolds herself. Like Michelangelo perusing one's hand made ceramic ash tray and saying "nice work". I may save this comment. Better yet, have it cross-stitched on a doily - kind of like grandma' used to do with Bible verses.

Yeah, sure, Tom Brady may have seven super bowl trophies. But he doesn't have this.

Posted by: Nutbush City Limits at February 20, 2021 12:39 PM (JFgsl)

251 Equally baffling, Mrs928 had never read Kipling's poem If until last week.

She liked it a lot.

Me, I will stick with Tennyson.

Half a league, half a league,
Half a league onward

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 20, 2021 12:39 PM (yQpMk)

252 And about poems... oops, banging the Pixy limit...




I'm listening.......

Posted by: Shep! at February 20, 2021 12:39 PM (jvt6t)

253 I thought Earl Hamner, Jr. was John Boy too.

Posted by: Lady in Black - GODSPEED Rush Limbaugh at February 20, 2021 12:39 PM (O+I8R)

254 We're riding into the valley of death but there's more than 600 of us.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler.

* pauses a moment from putting an edge on his Claymore

* smiles, nods

Posted by: Sock Monkey * inconspicuous and armed at February 20, 2021 12:39 PM (cX0IS)

255 Titania McGrath, here is a message from CeeLo Green,
to you and your ilk.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pc0mxOXbWIU

Posted by: Braenyard, Patriot dog at February 20, 2021 12:39 PM (CZm2G)

256 Got mom settled this morning. She's back at my hotel and enjoying a hot shower. Gas leak fixed last night. More inspecting revealed her kitchen stove is broken and also leaking. She hasn't used it in two years and didn't know it was broken too until she tried to use it for heat when the power was out. She has been cooking with the microwave and a toaster oven. Now she has a propane camp stove for cooking that I brought her that can double for heat if her power is out again.

I want Abbott and his legislature cronies drawn and quartered for this massive cluster fuck they created.

Posted by: BifBewalski - breathing space at February 20, 2021 12:40 PM (/RIPG)

257 Years ago I worked for Pepsi. Right now there are sales directors at the bottling companies looking at volume reports and pulling their hair out.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 20, 2021 12:30 PM (kTF2Z)

Because...?

Posted by: LASue at February 20, 2021 12:40 PM (Ed8Zd)

258 You can go there if you like, I attribute it to years of silicon valley brainwashing, stupidity, twitter/facebook mind meld and lack of qualifications overall.

Well, I went there, because (you just described in detail) that's how we got here.

Posted by: Common Tater at February 20, 2021 12:41 PM (XUnia)

259 So you ARE that stupid.

I can't help it your brain is incapable of comprehension, but if you are going to call me anti-Semitic I'm going to call you a liar and shitty human being.

Go fuck yourself, asshole.
Posted by: BurtTC at February 20, 2021 12:38 PM (oQ94s)


You need to calm down.

Posted by: runner at February 20, 2021 12:41 PM (zr5Kq)

260 We all ride into the Valley of Death.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 20, 2021 12:41 PM (yQpMk)

261 I watched The Waltons regularly but I never like John Boy.

Posted by: Mr Les White at February 20, 2021 12:41 PM (lgiXo)

262 256- thanks for the update Bif. I was concerned how your mom was doing. Glad she's okay. She's lucky to have you. Hope your sis is ok too.

Posted by: Dr. Vivi-Not my POTUS, FLOTUS, SCOTUS, FBI... at February 20, 2021 12:41 PM (USW1s)

263 I want Abbott and his legislature cronies drawn and quartered for this massive cluster fuck they created.

Doesn't seem like a terribly tough job. The man quite literally has no spine.

Posted by: Nutbush City Limits at February 20, 2021 12:42 PM (JFgsl)

264 Arabs aren't a "race", they're a culture. And it's poisonous, mostly due to mohameddanism. Iranians have got the same poison, and they're just as indo-european as anyone in Europe.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 20, 2021 12:42 PM (bxPTJ)

265 Should I scroll back to see what the fight is about? Or just go burn some more hurricane debris?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 20, 2021 12:42 PM (yQpMk)

266
Me, I will stick with Tennyson.

Half a league, half a league,
Half a league onward
Posted by: G'rump928
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Home is the hunter, home from the hill
And the sailor home from the sea

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 20, 2021 12:42 PM (AytXr)

267 Posted by: Nutbush City Limits at February 20, 2021 12:39 PM (JFgsl)

LOL. Got you there, Scoggy. Please don't go into mass murder and sending notes to the police. Unlike Zodiac Killer they'd figure you out pretty quick.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 20, 2021 12:42 PM (VP4Cd)

268 Posted by: BifBewalski - breathing space at February 20, 2021 12:40 PM (/RIPG)

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You're a great son. I agree with you on Abbott, et al.

Posted by: Shep! at February 20, 2021 12:42 PM (jvt6t)

269 newsy sock off.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 20, 2021 12:43 PM (jvt6t)

270 Because...?
Posted by: LASue at February 20, 2021 12:40 PM (Ed8Zd)

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Should have been clearer. Coke bottlers are pulling their hair out. Bad PR can move the sales needle pretty quickly.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 20, 2021 12:43 PM (kTF2Z)

271 I want Abbott and his legislature cronies drawn and quartered for this massive cluster fuck they created.
Posted by: BifBewalski - breathing space at February 20, 2021 12:40 PM (/RIPG)

Glad to hear that you are on top of things, Bif.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 20, 2021 12:43 PM (mzC78)

272 AOP don't let it stop in one spot, the very corners will still need hand sanding. As said worn sandpaper a bit is a better finish.
In corner any material supply will have sanding sponges to run along corners.

Posted by: Skip at February 20, 2021 12:43 PM (Cxk7w)

273 Bif, I think Abbott pretty much inherited the clusterfuck and didn't get it fixed? I don't know the ins and outs of TX politics and ERCOT or whatever the heck to know if the governor has much power to even fix things. Surely is a SNAFU though.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at February 20, 2021 12:43 PM (Aashi)

274 As soon as I start on the sermon the doggie comes sailing in for a nuzzle.

Posted by: Mr Les White at February 20, 2021 12:43 PM (lgiXo)

275 I thought Earl Hamner was John Boy.
Posted by: zmdavid

I stand corrected.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 20, 2021 12:43 PM (VVEnO)

276 Arabs aren't a "race", they're a culture. And it's poisonous, mostly due to mohameddanism. Iranians have got the same poison, and they're just as indo-european as anyone in Europe.
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 20, 2021 12:42 PM (bxPTJ)

None of it has to do with Coca Cola's chief of people of whatever her title is, poor decisions. Neither is the shape of her eyes.

Posted by: runner at February 20, 2021 12:44 PM (zr5Kq)

277 >>> 264 Arabs aren't a "race", they're a culture. And it's poisonous, mostly due to mohameddanism. Iranians have got the same poison, and they're just as indo-european as anyone in Europe.
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 20, 2021 12:42 PM (bxPTJ)

...and *any* individual from any of these or any other arbitrarily defined group, could choose to adopt American culture, or choose not to. We do not reside on Magic Dirt.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at February 20, 2021 12:44 PM (TK8Ry)

278 Posted by: BurtTC at February 20, 2021 12:38 PM (oQ94s)


You need to calm down.
Posted by: runner at February 20, 2021 12:41 PM (zr5Kq)

You called me anti-Semitic, asshole.

You either apologize for being wrong, or expect more of the same from me.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 20, 2021 12:44 PM (oQ94s)

279 Ooh - and a follow up from the Self Appointed Sherlock Holmes of the Internet. It's a gold star day indeed. But I'm not fooled. I think YOU'RE ScoggDog. Clever, clever girl.

Posted by: Nutbush City Limits at February 20, 2021 12:44 PM (JFgsl)

280 Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 20, 2021 12:42 PM (yQpMk

No fight. Scoggy is scolding people for people being all scoldy. if he didn't have somebody call him out for his latest nic the effort into making up new ones would be wasted. Truly he enjoys this.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 20, 2021 12:44 PM (VP4Cd)

281 Where I come from, soda is called pop. It's weird to me when people don't call it that.

Posted by: Lady in Black - GODSPEED Rush Limbaugh at February 20, 2021 12:44 PM (O+I8R)

282 Should I scroll back to see what the fight is about? Or just go burn some more hurricane debris?
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 20, 2021 12:42 PM (yQpMk)


debris, more worth your while

Posted by: runner at February 20, 2021 12:44 PM (zr5Kq)

283
When you grow up in the hollers of WV, the elocution and syntax are very old fashioned. He probably was a self hating hillbilly.
Posted by: Jak Sucio


So he loaded up the truck and moved to Bev-er-Lee.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 20, 2021 12:45 PM (63Dwl)

284 272 and the edges of joints are the area to feather to nothing to hide the spackle joints.

Posted by: Skip at February 20, 2021 12:45 PM (Cxk7w)

285 My brother in DFW says that he never lost power, but he had a pipe burst when it was down to -2.

He has it patched and an appointment for a plumber to come ... March 8th.

Those guys will be making as killing for the next few months,

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 20, 2021 12:45 PM (yQpMk)

286 Where am I? Seems sides are being drawn.

Posted by: Infidel at February 20, 2021 12:46 PM (JKh2y)

287 I watched The Waltons regularly but I never like John Boy.
Posted by: Mr Les White at February 20, 2021 12:41 PM (lgiXo)

I hated that show.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 20, 2021 12:47 PM (R/m4+)

288 >>> 285 My brother in DFW says that he never lost power, but he had a pipe burst when it was down to -2.

He has it patched and an appointment for a plumber to come ... March 8th.

Those guys will be making as killing for the next few months,
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 20, 2021 12:45 PM (yQpMk)

Funny how practical skills actually pay and have surges in demand, unlike all those "studies" degrees which make idiots feel smarter than they really are.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at February 20, 2021 12:48 PM (TK8Ry)

289 debris, more worth your while
Posted by: runner at February 20, 2021 12:44 PM (zr5Kq)

Right, you throwing out accusations you can't back up, that's just debris.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 20, 2021 12:48 PM (oQ94s)

290 Where am I? Seems sides are being drawn.

Friends, friends, This is a 'appy occasion. Let's not bicker and argue 'bout 'oo killed 'oo.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 20, 2021 12:49 PM (yQpMk)

291 I watched The Waltons regularly but I never like John Boy.

Posted by: Mr Les White at February 20, 2021 12:41 PM (lgiXo)

I never liked Richard Thomas.

Posted by: BignJames at February 20, 2021 12:49 PM (AwYPR)

292 As far as poetry, I read "Rime of the Ancient Mariner", and a few lines always stuck in my head. The irony in the lines:
"Water, water everywhere, and the boards did shrink;
Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink."

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at February 20, 2021 12:49 PM (ynpvh)

293 >>> 286 Where am I? Seems sides are being drawn.
Posted by: Infidel at February 20, 2021 12:46 PM (JKh2y)

I thought you were somewhere in CO?

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at February 20, 2021 12:49 PM (TK8Ry)

294 You called me anti-Semitic, asshole.

You either apologize for being wrong, or expect more of the same from me.
Posted by: BurtTC at February 20, 2021 12:44 PM (oQ94s)


I am sorry you are a bigot who does not know when to stop. You need to stop.

Posted by: runner at February 20, 2021 12:49 PM (zr5Kq)

295
Where I come from, soda is called pop. It's weird to me when people don't call it that.

Posted by: Lady in Black - GODSPEED Rush Limbaugh at February 20, 2021 12:44 PM (O+I8R)

That was a culture shock for me. Especially in a jersey meets mid west scenario. I have a friend in a suburb of chicago, and when I was out there one time he asks, do you want a pop? I said, pop? What the hell is a pop? He holds out a can of coke. I said oh you mean a coke. Whats with this pop shit, are you frigging gay? lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at February 20, 2021 12:49 PM (9Om/r)

296 Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at February 20, 2021 12:38 PM (ynpvh)

"Have a Coke and a smile and shut the fuck up" was an Eddie Murphy impression of Richard Pryor's retort to him about advice given by Eddie Murphy's impression of Bill Cosby.

https://youtu.be/RzFKtqEy5ZQ

Posted by: 4 at February 20, 2021 12:50 PM (KnJdm)

297 Bif, I think Abbott pretty much inherited the clusterfuck and didn't get it fixed? I don't know the ins and outs of TX politics and ERCOT or whatever the heck to know if the governor has much power to even fix things. Surely is a SNAFU though.
Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at February 20, 2021 12:43 PM (Aashi)


Trye, the Texas governor does not have nearly as much power as in other states. The leuitannt governor has more I think.

Posted by: LASue at February 20, 2021 12:50 PM (Ed8Zd)

298 272 and the edges of joints are the area to feather to nothing to hide the spackle joints.
Posted by: Skip at February 20, 2021 12:45 PM (Cxk7w)

I haven't even taped the corners yet. Just dealing with joints between panels, and the divots around screws, and the numerous "high" screws. I plant to texture the ceiling, anyway.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 20, 2021 12:50 PM (mzC78)

299 At some point will need to go try and clear snow again, any hole cleared will help get rid of more by itself.

Posted by: Skip at February 20, 2021 12:50 PM (Cxk7w)

300 So, did Coca Cola get any blow back for their "Be less white" racist stupidity or it just consisted of articles on the internet?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 20, 2021 12:50 PM (VP4Cd)

301 Heather Thomas > B.J. Thomas > Richard Thomas

Posted by: Nutbush City Limits at February 20, 2021 12:50 PM (JFgsl)

302
"I want Abbott and his legislature cronies drawn and quartered for this massive cluster fuck they created."

I don't think Abbott is getting near enough shit for his incompetence before and during this debacle. I think it's a "don't want to be hard on a cripple" thing going on.

Posted by: lowandslow at February 20, 2021 12:50 PM (qH6FZ)

303 Would you two shake hands and pass it off to phrasing?

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 20, 2021 12:52 PM (jvt6t)

304 What cracks me up about the whole "Try to Be Less White" fufaraw is -

what "they"(coke, Bill Gates, etc) define as "white" is simply being middle class.

Go anywhere in the world and the virtues/upbringing/morality/responsibilities/education of the middle class whether Asian, African, Caucasian are almost dead-on exactly the same. Everywhere and anywhere the Middle Class is acting "white". The upper class as well. And I can assure you that they won't raise their children in the new improved anti-"white", anti-"middle class", anti-"successful in life" way.

Well, who knows, maybe the Hard Insane Left can finally achieve their dreams of destroying the Middle Class and thus America.

Insanely stupid yet sadly hilarious.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 20, 2021 12:52 PM (dWwl8)

305 I just picked up three crufty pistols from my FFL. I got them cheap. Another Beretta 81, and 2 CZ-83s. All will require restoration and repair, which I really enjoy doing. I really think that I could open a gunsmith business with the practical firearm and stock repair experience that I have acquired over the last decade.

And since I will retire at the end of next month, I might just have the time to do it.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 20, 2021 12:52 PM (yQpMk)

306 So he loaded up the truck and moved to Bev-er-Lee.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 20, 2021 12:45 PM (63Dwl)

I thought we established last week that the origin was east texas?

Posted by: BifBewalski - texas or wv? at February 20, 2021 12:52 PM (/RIPG)

307 RE: Richard Thomas


Guaca-MOLE........

Posted by: Austin Powers at February 20, 2021 12:53 PM (jvt6t)

308 You called me anti-Semitic, asshole.

You either apologize for being wrong, or expect more of the same from me.
Posted by: BurtTC at February 20, 2021 12:44 PM (oQ94s)


I am sorry you are a bigot who does not know when to stop. You need to stop.
Posted by: runner at February 20, 2021 12:49 PM (zr5Kq)

You're a liar and a fool. I'll stop when I decide to, asshole.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 20, 2021 12:53 PM (oQ94s)

309 300 So, did Coca Cola get any blow back for their "Be less white" racist stupidity or it just consisted of articles on the internet?

Posted by: Fenlon Spoke at February 20, 2021 12:50 PM (VP4Cd)

As a POC (okay, I'm a white hispanic), I'm offended by it, but Coke can be as stupid as they want to be, since I don't drink soda (or very rarely). Try doing a Biden and telling a black man he ain't black, Coke.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at February 20, 2021 12:53 PM (ynpvh)

310 So, did Coca Cola get any blow back for their "Be less white" racist stupidity or it just consisted of articles on the internet?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 20, 2021 12:50 PM (VP4Cd)

Twitter posted a billion plus dollar loss last year. Gillette took a massive beating, too, IIRC. I suspect it will take time to see the fruits of their labor.

Posted by: 4 at February 20, 2021 12:53 PM (KnJdm)

311 Posted by: runner at February 20, 2021 12:41 PM (zr5Kq)

He was talking about cultures. *You* made it about race and then called him a racist anti-Semite.

He's not wrong about those cultures either. In places where the people are seen as subjects and not citizens the governments never relinquish authority and very much do expect the grandchildren of emigres to fall in line. This was a problem all the way up to WWII and the devaluing if integration since then means it will remain a problem.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 20, 2021 12:53 PM (1lKRm)

312 I don't think Abbott is getting near enough shit for his incompetence
before and during this debacle. I think it's a "don't want to be hard on
a cripple" thing going on.


The few guys I keep in contact with in power gen down there are saying this is an ERCOT fvck-up mostly. They didn't want to pay the extremely high spot price to bring on more capacity, then crashed the grid and tripped some shit off line. Don't know if that's true, just what I'm being told by folks that are kinda' in the know.

Posted by: Nutbush City Limits at February 20, 2021 12:53 PM (JFgsl)

313 301 Heather Thomas > B.J. Thomas > Richard Thomas


Posted by: Nutbush City Limits at February 20, 2021 12:50 PM (JFgsl)


Heather Thomas > B.J. Thomas > Richard Thomas>>>Helen Thomas

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at February 20, 2021 12:53 PM (ynpvh)

314 >>>LOL. Got you there, Scoggy. Please don't go into mass murder and sending notes to the police. Unlike Zodiac Killer they'd figure you out pretty quick.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 20, 2021 12:42 PM (VP4Cd)
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Good morning. Cheryl Chumley of the Washington Times is starting an 8 o'clock club. Asking everyone, at 8 A.M. and 8 P.M. to take a minute and pray for the nation.

Mass prayer sounds like a strong idea.

Posted by: Braenyard, Patriot dog at February 20, 2021 12:53 PM (CZm2G)

315 Should I scroll back to see what the fight is about? Or just go burn some more hurricane debris?
Posted by: G'rump928(c)

* shoves Bic into USB port

Posted by: Sock Monkey * inconspicuous and armed at February 20, 2021 12:53 PM (cX0IS)

316 307 RE: Richard Thomas





Guaca-MOLE........

Posted by: Austin Powers at February 20, 2021 12:53 PM (jvt6t)

Whack-a-MOLE

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at February 20, 2021 12:54 PM (ynpvh)

317 As I pass through my reincarnations
And each age increasingly sucks
I entirely skip the prostrations
In my field that's barren of fucks

Posted by: Insomniac

Standing ovation.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist (bofa/deez) at February 20, 2021 12:55 PM (OssQ4)

318 I buy Coke because it's the best taste with bourbon.
If there's anything better, what is it?

Posted by: Braenyard, Patriot dog at February 20, 2021 12:55 PM (CZm2G)

319 Heather Thomas > B.J. Thomas > Richard Thomas


Posted by: Nutbush City Limits at February 20, 2021 12:50 PM (JFgsl)


Heather Thomas > B.J. Thomas > Richard Thomas>>>Helen Thomas
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia)

Thomas Dolby > Heather Thomas > B.J. Thomas > Richard Thomas>>>Helen Thomas

Posted by: Sock Monkey * inconspicuous and armed at February 20, 2021 12:55 PM (cX0IS)

320 I learned just a few years ago that Will Geer (who played Grandpa Walton) was a blacklisted commie back in the day.

Posted by: zmdavid at February 20, 2021 12:55 PM (xqRaG)

321 He was talking about cultures. *You* made it about race and then called him a racist anti-Semite.

He's not wrong about those cultures either. In places where the people are seen as subjects and not citizens the governments never relinquish authority and very much do expect the grandchildren of emigres to fall in line. This was a problem all the way up to WWII and the devaluing if integration since then means it will remain a problem.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 20, 2021 12:53 PM (1lKRm)

Thank you, I'm going to step away, because I don't want to cause discomfort for anyone else here, but that's just not ok, for this person to throw around loose accusations based on their own misunderstanding or willful ignorance.

Have a nice day, everyone*.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 20, 2021 12:56 PM (oQ94s)

322 Wholly Guacamole, mmmm.

Posted by: Braenyard, Patriot dog at February 20, 2021 12:56 PM (CZm2G)

323 Does coke know how children think? They tell me to be less white I'll be more white... How do you be more white?

Posted by: KarlHungus at February 20, 2021 12:57 PM (TId/f)

324 I'm sure a percentage of them just assimilate, but whatever small number there are, and not just China, but Arabs and Iranians and any number of others, who come from countries that despise the U.S., they are essentially multi-generational spies.
Posted by: BurtTC at February 20, 2021 12:23 PM (oQ94s)

Colonists. And yeah, plenty are spies. If they were refugees, they wouldn't be going back and forth so often. These days you don't get out of China or Iran unless the government is cool with it...so no dissidents.

Posted by: CN at February 20, 2021 12:57 PM (ONvIw)

325 I learned just a few years ago that Will Geer (who played Grandpa Walton) was a blacklisted commie back in the day.
Posted by: zmdavid at February 20, 2021 12:55 PM (xqRaG)

I believe he was a breech loader too.

Nasty old bastard.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 20, 2021 12:57 PM (R/m4+)

326 Be less oppressive
Be less arrogant
Be less certain
Be less defensive
Be less arrogant
Be more humble
Listen
Believe
Break with apathy
Break with white solidarity

What planet does the woman from Coke come from that she doesn't think any of those negative traits are exhibited in any other people of any other races?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 20, 2021 12:57 PM (VP4Cd)

327 Twitter posted a billion plus dollar loss last year.


I cannot figure out how a company without major capital assets can even do this. I think they lost a billion last year too. Who funds this? Do they get a thousand people to throw a million dollars each into the fire to keep the lights on?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 20, 2021 12:57 PM (yQpMk)

328 315 Should I scroll back to see what the fight is about? Or just go burn some more hurricane debris?

Posted by: G'rump928(c)



* shoves Bic into USB port

Posted by: Sock Monkey * inconspicuous and armed at February 20, 2021 12:53 PM (cX0IS)

I think it may have started with "a Cabal of Jewish bankers"...I don't really know though.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at February 20, 2021 12:58 PM (ynpvh)

329 Fen, the campaign against this vile and idiotic racist indoctrination seems to be mostly led by one guy, Chris Rufo. I could have missed some of it, but my impression is that he got whistleblower material (similar to the Coke garbage) from someone at Sandia National Laboratory (the astonishing nature of this relies somewhat on knowing Sandia's origins and major mission - weaponizing nuclear explosives and other high-end technologies).

His campaign about that (on Twitter, which is a cesspool and has no useful info, according to conventional wisdom, well, apart from Rufo's and lots of others) led to Trump issuing an EO within a few weeks banning federal $ from supporting the vile indoctrination.

A great example of what the country has done to itself. I think the vile vegetable reversed the EO immediately.

Because we all know Americans are crazy about crude racist indoctrination like this. Must have been part of Biden's "coalition" (funny, I've actually seen one reference to his "coalition" - though still have yet to see a single, solitary bit of the usual demographic/election history-drenched analysis we are normally deluged with after every prez election - curious).

Posted by: rhomboid at February 20, 2021 12:59 PM (OTzUX)

330 Heh. The VH-1 Behind the Music on Thomas Dolby was pretty funny. They always did the same format, meteoric rise - fall from grace - road to redemption. Except Thomas Dolby didn't do the fall or need the redemption. Made some money in pop music, more in sound engineering and production, married a sweet chic and started knocking out kids.

Posted by: Nutbush City Limits at February 20, 2021 12:59 PM (JFgsl)

331 320 I learned just a few years ago that Will Geer (who played Grandpa Walton) was a blacklisted commie back in the day.
Posted by: zmdavid at February 20, 2021 12:55 PM (xqRaG)
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That's a commie technique; insinuate themselves into your life as a sympathetic, kindly person.

Posted by: Braenyard, Patriot dog at February 20, 2021 12:59 PM (CZm2G)

332 >>>I learned just a few years ago that Will Geer (who played Grandpa Walton) was a blacklisted commie back in the day.



I know that guy, he drove a Buick too!
dirty rat fucker

Posted by: will choose a nic later at February 20, 2021 12:59 PM (r4bSV)

333 He was talking about cultures. *You* made it about race and then called him a racist anti-Semite.

He's not wrong about those cultures either. In places where the people are seen as subjects and not citizens the governments never relinquish authority and very much do expect the grandchildren of emigres to fall in line. This was a problem all the way up to WWII and the devaluing if integration since then means it will remain a problem.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 20, 2021 12:53 PM (1lKRm)

Let's recap : here is what BurtTC posted -
"I'm sure a percentage of them just assimilate, but whatever small number there are, and not just China, but Arabs and Iranians and any number of others, who come from countries that despise the U.S., they are essentially multi-generational spies...And the reason I didn't mention Mexicans and other central Americans here is because, as a wise man once said, they aren't sending us their best and brightest."

So, you agree with the above ?

Posted by: runner at February 20, 2021 12:59 PM (zr5Kq)

334 318 I buy Coke because it's the best taste with bourbon.

If there's anything better, what is it?

Posted by: Breanayard at February 20, 2021 12:55 PM (CZm2G)

Columbian Coke?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at February 20, 2021 12:59 PM (ynpvh)

335 Have a nice day, everyone*.



Posted by: BurtTC at February 20, 2021 12:56 PM (oQ94s)

Have a better one.

Posted by: 4 at February 20, 2021 01:00 PM (KnJdm)

336 Good morning. Cheryl Chumley of the Washington Times is starting an 8 o'clock club. Asking everyone, at 8 A.M. and 8 P.M. to take a minute and pray for the nation.

Mass prayer sounds like a strong idea.

Posted by: Braenyard, Patriot dog at February 20, 2021 12:53 PM

Excellent

Posted by: LASue at February 20, 2021 01:00 PM (Ed8Zd)

337 Well, who knows, maybe the Hard Insane Left can finally achieve their dreams of destroying the Middle Class and thus America.
=====

The nation of shopkeepers (UK) and every man a king (US) must be -- wait for it -- Exterminate, ad infin.

We must be grateful to our overlords . . . /s

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 20, 2021 01:01 PM (MIKMs)

338 I never liked Richard Thomas.
Posted by: BignJames

Always came off as a fairy.

Posted by: Infidel at February 20, 2021 01:01 PM (JKh2y)

339 A 2-liter of RC cola is just 99 cents here.

Will be drinking that anyways.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 20, 2021 01:02 PM (vuisn)

340 So, you agree with the above ?

Posted by: runner at February 20, 2021 12:59 PM (zr5Kq)

I disagree with your attributions that it is racist to observe facts commonly observable.

Posted by: 4 at February 20, 2021 01:02 PM (KnJdm)

341 Good morning. Cheryl Chumley of the Washington Times is starting an 8
o'clock club. Asking everyone, at 8 A.M. and 8 P.M. to take a minute and
pray for the nation.


I'm just not seeing the West Coasters setting the alarm for five AM. But I could be wrong.


Posted by: Nutbush City Limits at February 20, 2021 01:02 PM (JFgsl)

342 Posted by: Braenyard, Patriot dog at February 20, 2021 12:53 PM

Thanks for the alert.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 20, 2021 01:02 PM (VP4Cd)

343 326 Be less oppressive..Be less arrogant
...Be less defensive
...Be less arrogant...Be more humble
...Listen
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 20, 2021 12:57 PM (VP4Cd)

Almost that entire list could be applied to the SJWs and their minions.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at February 20, 2021 01:02 PM (ynpvh)

344 Posted by: runner at February 20, 2021 12:59 PM (zr5Kq)

China, Iran, Russia, etc. agree with him so it's not like my opinion matters.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 20, 2021 01:02 PM (1lKRm)

345 Where am I? Seems sides are being drawn.
Posted by: Infidel


Come over to my side. We have cookies.

(Really! The ones from Milady's entry in the Deplorables cookbook.)

Not really drawing sides... just cartoons & doodles...

Posted by: mindful webworker
here be treasures beyond measures
at February 20, 2021 01:03 PM (7FpQ0)

346 If there's anything better, what is it?
Posted by: Braenyard, Patriot dog at February 20, 2021 12:55 PM

Actually my uncle ( God rest his soul) use to drink it with ice tea, just regular cold not too sweet ice brewed tea. I tried it and it was good.

Posted by: Skip at February 20, 2021 01:03 PM (Cxk7w)

347 Grump - 2 CZ-83s? Fixer-uppers? What's their condition/major issues?

Posted by: rhomboid at February 20, 2021 01:03 PM (OTzUX)

348 Posted by: rhomboid at February 20, 2021 12:59 PM (OTzUX)

Thanks for the info.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 20, 2021 01:03 PM (VP4Cd)

349 I'm just not seeing the West Coasters setting the alarm for five AM. But I could be wrong.


Posted by: Nutbush City Limits

We can spread it out by doing it on your own time zone.

Posted by: Infidel at February 20, 2021 01:04 PM (JKh2y)

350 Didn't this Coke "less white" brouhaha happen last year already? Cuz I'm having deja vu.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 20, 2021 01:04 PM (vuisn)

351 Posted by: 4 at February 20, 2021 01:02 PM (KnJdm)

Thank you, that's what I was trying to say.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 20, 2021 01:04 PM (1lKRm)

352 Actually my uncle ( God rest his soul) use to drink it with ice tea,
just regular cold not too sweet ice brewed tea. I tried it and it was
good.


I used to knock back Early Times with unsweet iced tea, back in the day.

Posted by: Nutbush City Limits at February 20, 2021 01:04 PM (JFgsl)

353 I disagree with your attributions that it is racist to observe facts commonly observable.
Posted by: 4 at February 20, 2021 01:02 PM (KnJdm)

What "facts" pray tell ?

Posted by: runner at February 20, 2021 01:06 PM (zr5Kq)

354 INCOMING!!!

*throws fart grenade*

Posted by: vmom confused about choosing sides at February 20, 2021 01:06 PM (nUhF0)

355
I think it may have started with "a Cabal of Jewish bankers"...I don't really know though.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia)

Kinda like peeking in the door in the high school cafeteria at lunchtime.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * inconspicuous and armed at February 20, 2021 01:06 PM (cX0IS)

356 So, you agree with the above ?
Posted by: runner at February 20, 2021 12:59 PM (zr5Kq)

I agree about most of the recent Chinese, we've had a lot of spies from China lately. And with no consular relations with Iran, we should not be allowing students or visitors or travel at all. We should be treating them like NK, not signing them up for graduate school. The Iranians who stayed after Carter fucked over the Shah, were scared of dying, the ones coming to study now are part of the regime (the ones who came in the 70s were too, but the regime was very different). Are the people sliding over the border "the best and the brightest?" No.

Why you had to introduce Jewish anything into the mix was uncalled for.

Posted by: CN at February 20, 2021 01:06 PM (ONvIw)

357
* shoves Bic into USB port
Posted by: Sock Monkey


FREEBIRD!!!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 20, 2021 01:06 PM (63Dwl)

358 RE: Will Geer

Aren't 98% of hollyweird occupiers commies anyway?

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 20, 2021 01:06 PM (jvt6t)

359 It is not OK to be white.

It is OK to be white.

The second of these is racist and purveyors of such handbills will be hunted down by the FBI.

That is all.

Posted by: Loki at February 20, 2021 01:07 PM (KqiMr)

360 Posted by: mindful webworker
here be treasures beyond measures
at February 20, 2021 01:03 PM (7FpQ0)

The leftist knitting lady who became MAGA once tweeted that a great disappointment was that she kept being told the darkside had cookies and yet she had never gotten any.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 20, 2021 01:07 PM (1lKRm)

361 Bif so glad you were there to help your Mom. She raised a good man. And, as far as TX power goes, the Electric Reliability part of ERCOT is on the heads of 15 Directors, 5 of which don't even live in TX, and are appointed by THEMSELVES. Follow the money on these folks and the Green Mafia is front and center. Major investigation needed.

Posted by: EveR at February 20, 2021 01:07 PM (R0z7P)

362 Cancel your cabal TV

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 20, 2021 01:07 PM (63Dwl)

363 Would it be a "fact" that HR chief of Coca Cola is not really incompetent, because she is, but doing it because she is in fact multi-generational Chinese spy ?

Posted by: runner at February 20, 2021 01:07 PM (zr5Kq)

364 326 What planet does the woman from Coke come from that she doesn't think any of those negative traits are exhibited in any other people of any other races?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke



Planet Woke. It's known for its vast herds of Unicorns. Otherwise, it is a silly place.

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at February 20, 2021 01:08 PM (i2kf6)

365 This fkin administration is going to assist Iran and China with every dollar it can get there, and every agreement it can squeeze out.

Posted by: Skip at February 20, 2021 01:08 PM (Cxk7w)

366 Since stealing is now ok if I can justify it with a racial inclusiveness, does that mean if I hold my gun sideways, drop my pants, and wear a hoodie when I rob a store, it's OK?
Cause I don't want to offend anyone.
And I really need a new printer.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 20, 2021 01:08 PM (axyOa)

367 363 Would it be a "fact" that HR chief of Coca Cola is not really incompetent, because she is, but doing it because she is in fact multi-generational Chinese spy ?
Posted by: runner at February 20, 2021 01:07 PM (zr5Kq)

I don't know anything about her, but this racial everything stuff is to stir up animosity here, and that's malignant.

Posted by: CN at February 20, 2021 01:09 PM (ONvIw)

368 INCOMING!!!

*throws fart grenade*
Posted by: vmom confused about choosing sides

* chains exit doors

* high fives Vmom

Posted by: Sock Monkey * inconspicuous and armed at February 20, 2021 01:09 PM (cX0IS)

369 Posted by: Diogenes at February 20, 2021 01:08 PM (axyOa)

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

I'll be out front in the '72 Delta 88......

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 20, 2021 01:10 PM (jvt6t)

370 What planet does the woman from Coke come from that she doesn't think any of those negative traits are exhibited in any other people of any other races?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

I think perhaps she should go stand around the market in Mogadishu for an afternoon. That'll fix her stupid wokeness.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 20, 2021 01:10 PM (axyOa)

371 What "facts" pray tell ?

Posted by: runner at February 20, 2021 01:06 PM (zr5Kq)

Nice try. Not playing the PA insinuate you're a racist BS game.

Posted by: 4 at February 20, 2021 01:10 PM (KnJdm)

372 100 years ago, plenty of white elites thought whites were racially superior to everyone else. Now the elites think whites are somehow uniquely bad, the worst people on earth. Either way, it's a white-centric version of the world and history. Everything revolves around us, somehow.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V at February 20, 2021 01:10 PM (HabA/)

373 364 326 What planet does the woman from Coke come from that she doesn't
think any of those negative traits are exhibited in any other people of
any other races?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke




Planet Woke. It's known for its vast herds of Unicorns. Otherwise, it is a silly place.

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at February 20, 2021 01:08 PM (i2kf6)

Planet Woke will end up being Planet Hell. They just have to kill enough of the undesirables to have their paradise.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at February 20, 2021 01:11 PM (ynpvh)

374 366 Since stealing is now ok if I can justify it with a racial
inclusiveness, does that mean if I hold my gun sideways, drop my pants,
and wear a hoodie when I rob a store, it's OK?

Cause I don't want to offend anyone.

And I really need a new printer.



Posted by: Diogenes at February 20, 2021 01:08 PM (axyOa)

You need the right kind of pants, otherwise running with them around your ankles is hard.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at February 20, 2021 01:11 PM (ynpvh)

375 370: People who push this wokeness, are not incompetent, they're malignant shit stirrers with a definite agenda.

Posted by: CN at February 20, 2021 01:12 PM (ONvIw)

376 " These days you don't get out of China or Iran unless the government is cool with it...so no dissidents."

and allegedly their gangs (tongs? others?) are enforcers for the CCP in USA. Of course they also have Dementia Joe's family, and Feinstein, and Mitch ... but CCP has quite a criminal operation, looking to take over the whole damn world. So far, pretty successful, with American help. Many countries/regions are beginning to fight back .. (Australia, Poland) --Trump was leading that ... Biden's mafia regained full control, is fighting against America, For China (is it just the money, are they all so compromised with "kompromat" they can't fight back? idk)

Posted by: illiniwek at February 20, 2021 01:12 PM (Cus5s)

377 "I'm sure a percentage of them just assimilate, but whatever small
number there are, and not just China, but Arabs and Iranians and any
number of others, who come from countries that despise the U.S., they
are essentially multi-generational spies...And the reason I didn't
mention Mexicans and other central Americans here is because, as a wise
man once said, they aren't sending us their best and brightest."


I've read it a few times now and yeah, I agree with that. What's your problem with it runner? I think you've read something evil into it and now you won't let it go.

Posted by: lowandslow at February 20, 2021 01:12 PM (qH6FZ)

378 373:Planet Woke will end up being Planet Hell. They just have to kill enough of the undesirables to have their paradise.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia)



All Utopia's end in death camps.

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at February 20, 2021 01:12 PM (i2kf6)

379 Posted by: runner at February 20, 2021 01:07 PM (zr5Kq)
lol You made your bed. Own up and apologize.


You need to calm down.

Posted by: runner at February 20, 2021 12:41 PM (zr5Kq)

What he said.

Posted by: 4 at February 20, 2021 01:13 PM (KnJdm)

380 You need the right kind of pants, otherwise running with them around your ankles is hard.


Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at February 20, 2021 01:11 PM
***
**Looks down at Wranglers**

Well, crap.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 20, 2021 01:13 PM (axyOa)

381 Pa, was Grampa a commie?

Posted by: Zombie Jim-Bob at February 20, 2021 01:14 PM (W4eKo)

382 362 Cancel your cabal TV
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 20, 2021 01:07 PM (63Dwl)
---------------------

The oligarchs, the tech titans, Wall Street, and the Democrats want to eliminate Judaeo Christianity and be our gods.

One way to combat them is to deny them our patronage.
Starve the beast, don't feed it.

Posted by: Braenyard, Patriot dog at February 20, 2021 01:14 PM (CZm2G)

383 I read "Spencers Mountian" years ago. It was interesting. "The Waltons" was quite loosely based on this novel. John Boy was actually named Clay.

Richard Thomas made quite a good evil villain who poisoned his family (or possibly neighbors, foggy memory here) in a TV film decades ago.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at February 20, 2021 01:14 PM (Aashi)

384 Kipling worked to get his son an officers commission after the navy rejected him for poor eyesight.

His son died on the French killing fields.

It is proper to defend ones country. But if Kipling had possessed a more Britain First and resisted excess imperialism, his son and many others might have lived. Britain is now a scrap of its former self, as America will be since we have sent our kids off to the pointless jihadi wars.

Wars only for the defense of America.

Posted by: Loki at February 20, 2021 01:15 PM (KqiMr)

385 The Killing Fields - A How-To Guide for Woke Corporations

Relevant!! - NYT Book Review

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 20, 2021 01:15 PM (jvt6t)

386
I've read it a few times now and yeah, I agree with that. What's your problem with it runner? I think you've read something evil into it and now you won't let it go.
Posted by: lowandslow at February 20, 2021 01:12 PM (qH6FZ

Why he introduced Jews into it, really sucks. The Iranian Jews here are doing well and are helping our country as they know the language and the system so well.

Posted by: CN at February 20, 2021 01:15 PM (ONvIw)

387 When I volunteered to be Science Mom for elementary school, one of our experiments was to put a baby tooth in a glass of Coke and observe how long it took to dissolve. Usually just a couple of days.

Posted by: Gouverneur Morris at February 20, 2021 01:15 PM (PHxng)

388 Posted by: runner at February 20, 2021 01:07 PM (zr5Kq)

She is culturally un-American. It may be because she went to a big name university, it may be because China "reminded" her about consequences to people she knows in China. It may be she has a nostalgic sympathy for a China that only exists in her mind, making it not necessary to apply pressure.

Being born in the US doesn't guarantee training in American culture, it only increases the chance.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 20, 2021 01:15 PM (1lKRm)

389 This fkin administration is going to assist Iran and China with every dollar it can get there, and every agreement it can squeeze out.
Posted by: Skip

Same as it ever was. Past demoncrat admins have sucked Russian dick and Cuban dick. They loves them some Communism and totalitarianism. As long as a country meets the criteria of destroying the middle class, absolute control over the serfs, misery for thee/luxury for me, hate America, the left loves them. The names change, the faces change, the song remains the same.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at February 20, 2021 01:16 PM (Vxu+H)

390 Runner: A dentist I've used immigrated from Guatemala. I have a Cousin who is a Doctor in Mexico. A family friend is an engineer from Mexico. If you're talking the border jumpers and border tunnelers or others that enter illegally, they yes, they are not the best. If you're talking legal immigration, there's a mix (thanks Teddy Kennedy), but there are good ones too.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at February 20, 2021 01:16 PM (ynpvh)

391 When I volunteered to be Science Mom for elementary
school, one of our experiments was to put a baby tooth in a glass of
Coke and observe how long it took to dissolve. Usually just a couple of
days.

Posted by: Gouverneur Morris at February 20, 2021 01:15 PM (PHxng)

That's pretty gross, and cool. My oldest would dig it.

Posted by: 4 at February 20, 2021 01:17 PM (KnJdm)

392 I agree about most of the recent Chinese, we've had a lot of spies from China lately. And with no consular relations with Iran, we should not be allowing students or visitors or travel at all. We should be treating them like NK, not signing them up for graduate school. The Iranians who stayed after Carter fucked over the Shah, were scared of dying, the ones coming to study now are part of the regime (the ones who came in the 70s were too, but the regime was very different). Are the people sliding over the border "the best and the brightest?" No.

Why you had to introduce Jewish anything into the mix was uncalled for.
Posted by: CN at February 20, 2021 01:06 PM (ONvIw)

I believe it was very called for - demonstrated my point perfectly - that century old tropes are alive and well, and though they are not used agains Jews any longer, are as vile as if they would have been. Bigotry hiding in brush strokes applied to discussion of cultures. And he inserted himself into a discussion of competence of some woman who just happens to be of Chinese background. To me, her allegiance to China as explanation of her incompetence is a ridiculous assertion - but in many minds here not.

Posted by: runner at February 20, 2021 01:17 PM (zr5Kq)

393 If you're talking legal immigration, there's a mix (thanks Teddy Kennedy), but there are good ones too.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at February 20, 2021 01:16 PM (ynpvh)

Absolutely right.

Posted by: CN at February 20, 2021 01:17 PM (ONvIw)

394 Anyone remember the Mariel Boat Lift??

The Best. The Brightest.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 20, 2021 01:18 PM (jvt6t)

395 I think I figured out this Coke thing. There sales are down 14% due to Covid.

Covid is racist.
Whites are racist.
Therefore,
Less Covid = More Sales
Less White = More Sales

What do I win?

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 20, 2021 01:18 PM (ju2Fy)

396 387 When I volunteered to be Science Mom for elementary school, one of our
experiments was to put a baby tooth in a glass of Coke and observe how
long it took to dissolve. Usually just a couple of days.

Posted by: Gouverneur Morris at February 20, 2021 01:15 PM (PHxng)

Phosphoric Acid I believe. Root beer has a more neutral PH, less damaging (except for the sugars).

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at February 20, 2021 01:18 PM (ynpvh)

397 RE: The Waltons
A show about the 1970s today is about a time longer ago that a show about the 1930s in the 1970s.

Posted by: zmdavid at February 20, 2021 01:18 PM (xqRaG)

398 Thank you all for your prayers. I'm convinced that is why mom survived as well as her animals.

When we get back to the ranch after lunch, I intend to tell both of her geriatric Arab gelding horses that they are hateful spiteful mohammedans. Heh. The two of them are sweet old maids and make every step mom does when she is outside.

Posted by: BifBewalski - this place rocks at February 20, 2021 01:19 PM (/RIPG)

399 Thanks for the link KT.

I took some poetic liberties with Bartholomew Cubbins, but thought it fit well enough to give it a go. Dr. Seuss did not write the original in verse, it was prose. Cubbins in the original kept trying to remove his hat to please the whims of the king, and a new one would instantly replace the one he had removed, gradually becoming more and more elaborate. My Cubbins does the opposite, donning an ever more elaborate face mask each daay, still to satisfy the whims of the king. Lesson learned: whims cannot be satisfied. I borrowed the couplets format from The Night Before Christmas.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 20, 2021 01:19 PM (m45I2)

400 I think perhaps she should go stand around the market in Mogadishu for an afternoon. That'll fix her stupid wokeness.
Posted by: Diogenes

Mo gadishu? I've had all the gadishu I want. And then some, thank you.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 20, 2021 01:19 PM (VVEnO)

401 Listen
Believe
Break with apathy
Break with white solidarity

What the heck does "Believe" mean in this context anyway?.
Believe what?. The whole thing sounds like a credo for the cult of social justice. After saying that they all kneel for the flag but probably don't sing "Lift every voice and sing" because that hymn actually mentions God.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 20, 2021 01:19 PM (VP4Cd)

402 395 I think I figured out this Coke thing. There sales are down 14% due to Covid.
Covid is racist.
Whites are racist.

Therefore,

Less Covid = More Sales
Less White = More Sales
What do I win?

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at February 20, 2021 01:18 PM (ju2Fy)

No Coke, but maybe a smile from Coca-Cola?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at February 20, 2021 01:20 PM (ynpvh)

403 Posted by: runner at February 20, 2021 01:17 PM (zr5Kq)

I don't think introducing anti-Semitism was called for at all. It was inflammatory and low. My husband retired from a university in NY, and yeah, the Confucius Institute types loved using and promoting the divide and conquer strategy.

Posted by: CN at February 20, 2021 01:20 PM (ONvIw)

404 The Fender Mandocaster is now at $410

selling at 8 pm est

Posted by: REDACTED at February 20, 2021 01:20 PM (6iURM)

405 394 Anyone remember the Mariel Boat Lift??

The Best. The Brightest.
Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 20, 2021 01:18 PM (jvt6t)

How many of those people turned out to be criminals? I have no idea. Cubans do not generally seem to be a big problem. Trump owed his victory in Florida in part to Cuban American voters.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V at February 20, 2021 01:21 PM (HabA/)

406 Heather Thomas > B.J. Thomas > Richard Thomas
----------
Heather Thomas > B.J. Thomas > Richard Thomas>>>Helen Thomas
----------
Thomas Dolby > Heather Thomas > B.J. Thomas > Richard Thomas>>>Helen Thomas


Oh yeah? Well FU guys too.

Posted by: Thomas the Tank Engine at February 20, 2021 01:21 PM (qc+VF)

407 372 100 years ago, plenty of white elites thought whites were racially superior to everyone else. Now the elites think whites are somehow uniquely bad, the worst people on earth. Either way, it's a white-centric version of the world and history. Everything revolves around us, somehow.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&V at February 20, 2021 01:10 PM (HabA/)

This is brilliant. Thanks, Donna.

Posted by: Schnorflepuppy at February 20, 2021 01:22 PM (P9Idj)

408 If someone told me to be less white, I would lapse in to jive talk.

Posted by: navybrat, semper paratus at February 20, 2021 01:22 PM (w7KSn)

409 Another fine day on Maggie's Farm, I see.

Posted by: AJ Duie at February 20, 2021 01:22 PM (VS/cB)

410 Please feel free to continue to pile on how failure of this particular executive is a function of her allegiance to Chinese overlords. Base on what ? Before I posted that excerpt of her bio, NONE OF YOU had a clue of who she was.

Posted by: runner at February 20, 2021 01:22 PM (zr5Kq)

411 To me, her allegiance to China as explanation of her incompetence is a ridiculous assertion.
Posted by: runner at February 20, 2021 01:17 PM (zr5Kq)

If you had left it at that, you might not be in the quandry you are now in. He made a generalization, at least in the passage you quoted. Generalizations, by definition, have exceptions. No need to find a secretly held bigotry motive. And yet you did. Congratulations, you made a ridiculous assertion.

Posted by: 4 at February 20, 2021 01:23 PM (KnJdm)

412 Posted by: Donna&&&&&V at February 20, 2021 01:21 PM (HabA/)

Understood, but castro emptied the prisons and asylums. Which probably had a lot of good people. But the press at the time emphasized the "badness" of people.

That's what I remember from it.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 20, 2021 01:23 PM (jvt6t)

413 And, as far as TX power goes, the Electric Reliability part of ERCOT is on the heads of 15 Directors, 5 of which don't even live in TX, and are appointed by THEMSELVES. Follow the money on these folks and the Green Mafia is front and center. Major investigation needed.
Posted by: EveR



Head shit lives in Michigan, makes $800k+/year. .
2nd shit lives in Germany and makes $425k/year.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 20, 2021 01:23 PM (b2L/I)

414 394 Anyone remember the Mariel Boat Lift??



The Best. The Brightest.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 20, 2021 01:18 PM (jvt6t)

Didn't pay attention at the time, but I did watch "Scarface". Does that count?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at February 20, 2021 01:23 PM (ynpvh)

415 To me, her allegiance to China as explanation of her incompetence is a ridiculous assertion - but in many minds here not.
Posted by: runner at February 20, 2021 01:17 PM (zr5Kq)

And prove that she's "incompetent", she's saying exactly what the antifa types are saying and I assume there's an agenda.

Posted by: CN at February 20, 2021 01:24 PM (ONvIw)

416 Understood, but castro emptied the prisons and asylums. Which probably had a lot of good people. But the press at the time emphasized the "badness" of people.

That's what I remember from it.
Posted by: Jak Sucio


We got some good. Got a ton of bad. Some wound up in Texas prisons.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 20, 2021 01:24 PM (b2L/I)

417 Anyone remember the Mariel Boat Lift??

The Best. The Brightest.
Posted by: Jak Sucio

Yes. I have a feeling Bidet is going to be much worse.

Posted by: Infidel at February 20, 2021 01:24 PM (JKh2y)

418 Posted by: runner at February 20, 2021 01:22 PM (zr5Kq)

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

That's because I don't see "race", I only see assholes and non-assholes. Colors may vary.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 20, 2021 01:24 PM (jvt6t)

419 A forgotten historical fact: The first time Gitmo made news as a detention facility was to house Haitian boat people invited by Clinton during the campaign in 1992, but he reneged on his promise.

Posted by: zmdavid at February 20, 2021 01:24 PM (xqRaG)

420 408 If someone told me to be less white, I would lapse in to jive talk.
Posted by: navybrat, semper paratus at February 20, 2021 01:22 PM (w7KSn)


be less white !!

Posted by: REDACTED at February 20, 2021 01:24 PM (6iURM)

421 Grump - 2 CZ-83s? Fixer-uppers? What's their condition/major issues?


Just finish issues I think, which I can fix. The actions seems to work. One of them is electric penciled in an Arabicish script. Not the Arabic I am used to seeing. I actually like that.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 20, 2021 01:25 PM (yQpMk)

422
that is nice the UKDailyMail is running pics of Ted Cruz's wife in Mexico in her red bikini,

bu do not talk about Chelsie Clinto or Obamas kids or ever Bidens 50yo kids with his own troubles

Posted by: will choose a nic later at February 20, 2021 01:25 PM (r4bSV)

423 Reshoot The Waltons as "That '30's Show".

Posted by: klaftern at February 20, 2021 01:25 PM (RuIsu)

424 A political prisoner released by Castro would likely have been an upgrade to our current batch of home grown commies.

Posted by: navybrat, semper paratus at February 20, 2021 01:25 PM (w7KSn)

425 I intend to tell both of her geriatric Arab gelding horses that they are hateful spiteful mohammedans. Heh.
=====

I remember being so surprised by some old horses following like dogs. I know nothing about horses and thought it was funny that the old beasts stopped when I did and rested their heads on my shoulders. For a week, I had 'good dogs' who heeled perfectly.

I wish my Old Dog, New Old Dog, and Old Cat would be even a bit as compliant.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 20, 2021 01:26 PM (MIKMs)

426 White light, when shined through a prism is shown to contain the whole spectrum of colors. Ponder that.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 20, 2021 01:26 PM (m45I2)

427 Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at February 20, 2021 01:23 PM (ynpvh)

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

And that just re-enforced the sterotype built by the media. In other words, if they wanted to escape Castro's Paradise to come here, they must be bad people.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 20, 2021 01:26 PM (jvt6t)

428 "he inserted himself into a discussion of competence
of some woman who just happens to be of Chinese background. To me, her
allegiance to China as explanation of her incompetence is a ridiculous
assertion - but in many minds here not."

Posted by: runner

there has been intentional takeover of American Liberty, and open/rampant illegal (and even much of the legal) immigration has been a tactic to move us toward communism. ... imo that is the overriding context for all such discussions in our AoS framework. --
it is rather obvious that other nations, especially the CCP of China, have used our openness against us. This is not about those escaping their own tyranny and being useful, even patriotic Americans. There are certainly many of those ... the former Hong Kong people and many of those on American Greatness are among those fighting WITH us ... as are many others that escape their terror regimes. It is pretty simple context to recognize anti-American trends however, as in Open Borders, no standards to stop the invasion.

Posted by: illiniwek at February 20, 2021 01:26 PM (Cus5s)

429 (qH6FZ

Why he introduced Jews into it, really sucks. The Iranian Jews here are doing well and are helping our country as they know the language and the system so well.
Posted by: CN at February 20, 2021 01:15 PM (ONvIw)
--------------

Runner is Scogg,

Posted by: Braenyard, Patriot dog at February 20, 2021 01:26 PM (CZm2G)

430 408 If someone told me to be less white, I would lapse in to jive talk.

Posted by: navybrat at February 20, 2021 01:22 PM (w7KSn)

maybe I should change my name to Jim-mothy?
https://tinyurl.com/8mx5q0pl

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at February 20, 2021 01:27 PM (ynpvh)

431 NONE OF YOU had a clue of who she was.

Posted by: runner

Always nice to know that there is at least one supremely smart person residing in the grey boxes. This is the point where I stop ignoring the childish slap fight and respond go fuck yourself douchebag.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * inconspicuous and armed at February 20, 2021 01:27 PM (cX0IS)

432 Oh yeah? Well FU guys too.
Posted by: Thomas the Tank Engine

Even Thomas has not escaped the ravages of woke pseudo-culture.

Thomas the Imperialist Tank Engine
The not-so-hidden subtexts of the popular children's show.

https://bit.ly/3s4QT2y

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 20, 2021 01:27 PM (VVEnO)

433 I don't think introducing anti-Semitism was called for at all. It was inflammatory and low. My husband retired from a university in NY, and yeah, the Confucius Institute types loved using and promoting the divide and conquer strategy.
Posted by: CN at February 20, 2021 01:20 PM (ONvIw)

What ??? My quip about Gerald Ford Certificate of good standing was appropriate for his commentary. He deserved it. Ford was a bigot. He would have liked BurtTC's line of thinking. And, CN, just because I am polite with you , it does not mean you can go on calling my commentary low or inflammatory. The only one who got inflamed was BurtTC. And for good reason.

Posted by: runner at February 20, 2021 01:28 PM (zr5Kq)

434
Heidi Cruze does look good in a red bikini at 48.

Teds kids are young thou 12-14?

Posted by: will choose a nic later at February 20, 2021 01:28 PM (r4bSV)

435 Cancel your cabal TV
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 20, 2021 01:07 PM (63Dwl)



Whether that is a typo or not, it is excellent.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 20, 2021 01:28 PM (yQpMk)

436 Runner is Scogg,
Posted by: Braenyard, Patriot dog at February 20, 2021 01:26 PM (CZm2G)

Nope. Doesn't have the same style.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 20, 2021 01:28 PM (VP4Cd)

437 Fen -listening to Prager have learned most of Leftism is claptrap. Dennis would read Barky speaches and it was flowery bull shit that ment nothing.

Posted by: Skip at February 20, 2021 01:29 PM (Cxk7w)

438 And for good reason.

Posted by: runner at February 20, 2021 01:28 PM (zr5Kq)

Maybe we should give you a Gerald Ford Certificate?

Posted by: 4 at February 20, 2021 01:29 PM (KnJdm)

439 White light, when shined through a prism is shown to contain the whole spectrum of colors. Ponder that.
Posted by: Muldoon



Witchcraft.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 20, 2021 01:29 PM (b2L/I)

440 My dad liked "The Waltons" but he was always amused by the dad's and grandpa's hair. He said in the 1930's, both men would have been asked if the Depression had hit them so hard they couldn't afford a 5 cent haircut.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V at February 20, 2021 01:29 PM (HabA/)

441
No Coke, but maybe a smile from Coca-Cola?
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at February 20, 2021 01:20 PM (ynpvh)

Tell Coke I said to have a Covid and a smile and to shut the eff up.

Posted by: Eddie at February 20, 2021 01:29 PM (/RIPG)

442 Whether that is a typo or not, it is excellent.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 20, 2021 01:28 PM (yQpMk)

Yes; Quite fitting.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 20, 2021 01:29 PM (VP4Cd)

443 White light, when shined through a prism is shown to contain the whole spectrum of colors. Ponder that.
Posted by: Muldoon

Whereas black light makes hippy posters and dog urine flouresce.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 20, 2021 01:30 PM (VVEnO)

444 Always nice to know that there is at least one supremely smart person residing in the grey boxes. This is the point where I stop ignoring the childish slap fight and respond go fuck yourself douchebag.
Posted by: Sock Monkey * inconspicuous and armed at February 20, 2021 01:27 PM (cX0IS)

I am the only person here who can refrain from personal attacks ?

Posted by: runner at February 20, 2021 01:30 PM (zr5Kq)

445 Cancel your cabal TV

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 20, 2021 01:07 PM (63Dwl)


We did that years ago, and just recently discovered a service called Locast that picks up local broadcast signals and then, via their app, streams them over the internet. They are a .org and ask you to pay what you think it is worth, minimum donation is $5.50 per month I think. Lots of channels showing old movies and TV shows, in addition to the regular network stuff. Currently they serve around 25 markets, but they have been adding markets lately.

Posted by: HTL at February 20, 2021 01:30 PM (DiB8m)

446 413 And, as far as TX power goes, the Electric Reliability part of ERCOT is on the heads of 15 Directors, 5 of which don't even live in TX, and are appointed by THEMSELVES. Follow the money on these folks and the Green Mafia is front and center. Major investigation needed.
Posted by: EveR
--------------

Head shit lives in Michigan, makes $800k+/year. .
2nd shit lives in Germany and makes $425k/year.
Posted by: rickb223 at February 20, 2021 01:23 PM (b2L/I)
--------------

Why does TX need an ERCOT?
Don't they already have some form of Public Utility Commission?
Smells slimy green.

Posted by: Braenyard, Patriot dog at February 20, 2021 01:30 PM (CZm2G)

447 413 rickb223

Did you see that Chairwoman Michigan came from some sort of green initiative prior to working for the State of MI? No wonder they had all that $ sunk in wind power. Looking forward to an investigation. Since the Legislature is wanting to point the blame, I'd be lawyering up if I was any of the 15 Directors.

Posted by: EveR at February 20, 2021 01:30 PM (R0z7P)

448 RE: Will Geer

Aren't 98% of hollyweird occupiers commies anyway?


Yeah, but they don't all show up at the meetings and bring donuts. Geer did.

Posted by: Oddbob at February 20, 2021 01:30 PM (qc+VF)

449 nood


plants

Posted by: banana Dream at February 20, 2021 01:30 PM (gTVTz)

450 White light, when shined through a prism is shown to contain the whole spectrum of colors. Ponder that.
Posted by: Muldoon

proof that whiteness is imprisoning all the colors!!!!

Posted by: vmom confused about choosing sides at February 20, 2021 01:31 PM (nUhF0)

451 White light, when shined through a prism is shown to contain the whole spectrum of colors. Ponder that.

==

*Ponders that

True.

Posted by: runner at February 20, 2021 01:31 PM (zr5Kq)

452 I am the only person here who can refrain from personal attacks ?

Posted by: runner at February 20, 2021 01:30 PM (zr5Kq)

Like calling someone a bigot?

Posted by: 4 at February 20, 2021 01:31 PM (KnJdm)

453 I am the only person here who can refrain from personal attacks ?
Posted by: runner at February 20, 2021 01:30 PM (zr5Kq)
---------

You are a personal attack.

Posted by: Braenyard, Patriot dog at February 20, 2021 01:31 PM (CZm2G)

454 nood





plants



Posted by: banana Dream at February 20, 2021 01:30 PM (gTVTz)

hummina hummina hummina

Posted by: Harrvey Weinstein at February 20, 2021 01:32 PM (KnJdm)

455 443 White light, when shined through a prism is shown to contain the whole spectrum of colors. Ponder that.

Posted by: Muldoon



Whereas black light makes hippy posters and dog urine flouresce.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 20, 2021 01:30 PM (VVEnO)

Birds can see in the UV spectrum. One of the ways they track rats is by the way their urine fluoresces along their running trails.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at February 20, 2021 01:33 PM (ynpvh)

456 Runner is Scogg,
Posted by: Braenyard, Patriot dog at February 20, 2021 01:26 PM (CZm2G)

Nope. Doesn't have the same style.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 20, 2021 01:28 PM (VP4Cd)

lol, you think ?

Posted by: runner at February 20, 2021 01:34 PM (zr5Kq)

457 Reshoot The Waltons as "That '30's Show".
Posted by: klaftern

John Boy and his hick friends sitting around drinking 'shine and talking about girls.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 20, 2021 01:34 PM (VVEnO)

458 NOOD gardening thread

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at February 20, 2021 01:34 PM (ynpvh)

459 As far as I am concerned, actual Chinese business people would have to go pretty far to convince me that they are not agents of the CCP. They don't let you out unless you are or they have a hold on you.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 20, 2021 01:34 PM (yQpMk)

460 If someone told me to be less white, I would lapse in to jive talk.
=====

'Jive Talkin' - The Bee Gees (1975)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBw25CrUS-o

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 20, 2021 01:34 PM (MIKMs)

461 Did you see that Chairwoman Michigan came from some sort of green initiative prior to working for the State of MI? No wonder they had all that $ sunk in wind power. Looking forward to an investigation. Since the Legislature is wanting to point the blame, I'd be lawyering up if I was any of the 15 Directors.
Posted by: EveR


Didn't know that.
Lawyering up? I'd be fleeing the country.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 20, 2021 01:35 PM (b2L/I)

462 Anyone who drinks Coke, ain't black!

Posted by: Joe Biden at February 20, 2021 01:35 PM (DMQdU)

463 Reshoot The Waltons as "That '30's Show".
Posted by: klaftern

John Boy and his hick friends sitting around drinking 'shine and talking about girls.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks
---------

The Beverly Hillbillies, as a spinoff.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 20, 2021 01:36 PM (DMQdU)

464 Well come seems to be telling me it wants me to die. Good thing I have switched from Mello yello (because they stopped making Zero apparently) to MTN Dew, a Pepsi product. Iirc, in the early 60s, wasn't Pepsi the counter counter culture drink of choice. Anti-hippie?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work phone at February 20, 2021 01:36 PM (7faTs)

465

That's because I don't see "race", I only see assholes and non-assholes. Colors may vary.
Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 20, 2021 01:24 PM (jvt6t)

that is legitimate

Posted by: runner at February 20, 2021 01:37 PM (zr5Kq)

466 Damn autocumber made a mess of that last.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work phone at February 20, 2021 01:38 PM (7faTs)

467 Rickb223, think the woman Director that lives in Canada won't be back to TX? I'm guessing, no. LOL.

Posted by: EveR at February 20, 2021 01:38 PM (R0z7P)

468 Assholes and non-assholes.

Stalinists and Kulaks


Posted by: Aetius451AD Work phone at February 20, 2021 01:39 PM (7faTs)

469 Posted by: runner at February 20, 2021 01:30 PM (zr5Kq)

Like calling someone a bigot?
Posted by: 4 at February 20, 2021 01:31 PM (KnJdm)

This x 100.

Posted by: CN at February 20, 2021 01:39 PM (ONvIw)

470 Iirc, in the early 60s, wasn't Pepsi the counter counter culture drink of choice. Anti-hippie?

I don't recall that but doesn't mean you aren't right. In any case Pepsi couldn't have been in any bigger of a rush to change their logo to resemble Obama's campaign logo.

Posted by: Oddbob at February 20, 2021 01:41 PM (qc+VF)

471 Dammit, Oddbob. Good point. I just want to drink my caffeinated sugar water in peace.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work phone at February 20, 2021 01:42 PM (7faTs)

472 Ponder that.
Posted by: Muldoon

That while be in the next Coca Cola credo.


Whites-like light must take in the whole spectrum of colors like light.

This stuff has been around since before the 90's. I was doing a ministry internship for chaplaincy at a hospital
and the women teaching it- about as white as linen. and from Iceland- said we must be very careful about our language and never use "black" as in suggesting something sinister or "dark" because it would offend black people. Not that we were likely to use the word in reference to something sinister in working with hospital patients-. One Black guy from Ghana in our group said after the class, "What the heck is she talking about it?" he hadn't been exposed to much white social justice warriors in action

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 20, 2021 01:42 PM (VP4Cd)

473 474-Meant That" will" be in the next Coca Cola credo.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 20, 2021 01:43 PM (VP4Cd)

474 Posted by: runner at February 20, 2021 01:30 PM (zr5Kq)

Starting a dialogue with a personal attack usually gets you smacked back on the HQ. Why should you be exempt!

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 20, 2021 01:45 PM (1lKRm)

475 And Biden finally declares Texas a Disaster... AFTER the power is back on...

/facepalm

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 20, 2021 01:45 PM (oHd/0)

476 In the late 60s and early 70s, coke commercials were full of the flower children, pepsi commercials tended to show kids on the beach and were more "mod" than counterculture. IIRC

Posted by: CN at February 20, 2021 01:46 PM (ONvIw)

477 He was just sleepin'.

Just looked and it was 57 in El Paso.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work phone at February 20, 2021 01:46 PM (7faTs)

478 That was supposed to end with a question mark. For some reason I keep hitting the key to the right of the one I want on this tablet.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 20, 2021 01:46 PM (1lKRm)

479 Like calling someone a bigot?
Posted by: 4 at February 20, 2021 01:31 PM (KnJdm)

No, like calling somebody an "asshole" , "Shitty human being", "douchebag" and telling me to go " fuck myself ". I am sure there were more if I troll the thread, but you get the idea.

Posted by: runner at February 20, 2021 01:47 PM (zr5Kq)

480 Starting a dialogue with a personal attack usually gets you smacked back on the HQ. Why should you be exempt!

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 20, 2021 01:45 PM (1lKRm)

Several people have offered alternative, reasonable interpretations of the "offending" remark. One refuses to see it. Some people just have to see bigotry in everything. It's not my cup of tea.

Posted by: 4 at February 20, 2021 01:47 PM (KnJdm)

481 "Please feel free to continue to pile on how failure of this particular
executive is a function of her allegiance to Chinese overlords. Base on
what ? Before I posted that excerpt of her bio, NONE OF YOU had a clue
of who she was.
" runner

rose to a high corporate position, spouts CCP language ... yes, her coming out of China and her actions do indicate her allegiances. (incompetence is less likely, to me). So just who is making assumptions? ... innocent till proven guilty is for a court of law where sentences are handed down. ... recognizing and discussing trends are different. ... -- "By their fruits you shall know them" perhaps applies to the Chinese that spout CCP propaganda.

Posted by: illiniwek at February 20, 2021 01:47 PM (Cus5s)

482 Posted by: runner at February 20, 2021 01:47 PM (zr5Kq)

So, calling someone a bigot is not a personal attack. Got you. Carry on.

Posted by: 4 at February 20, 2021 01:48 PM (KnJdm)

483 Be Les Nessman

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 20, 2021 01:48 PM (63Dwl)

484 For some reason I keep hitting the key to the right of the one I want on this tablet.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 20, 2021 01:46 PM (1lKRm)

happens to me a lot
I think it may have something to do with the nearsighted / farsighted struggle in my eyes

Posted by: vmom confused about choosing sides at February 20, 2021 01:48 PM (nUhF0)

485
In the late 60s and early 70s, coke commercials were full of the flower children, pepsi commercials tended to show kids on the beach and were more "mod" than counterculture. IIRC
Posted by: CN


Mods and Rockers

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 20, 2021 01:50 PM (63Dwl)

486 So, what's everyone fighting about? It sounds interesting but not interesting enough to go back and read the whole thread.

Could I get a short summary here, please?

Posted by: Somewhere South of I-80 at February 20, 2021 01:50 PM (uxUoN)

487 Could I get a short summary here, please?

Posted by: Somewhere South of I-80 at February 20, 2021 01:50 PM (uxUoN)

Some guy made an observation, whilst a logical stretch, and another guy called him a bigot and is doubling and tripling down.

Posted by: 4 at February 20, 2021 01:53 PM (KnJdm)

488 anyone remember this, from right after Jan 6?

_____The Lincoln Project Stuart Stevens announced that it will also track former White House staffers. *At @ProjectLincoln we are constructing a database of Trump officials & staff that will detail their roles in the Trump administration & track where they are now,* he tweeted Saturday.
*No personal info, only professional. But they will be held accountable & not allowed to pretend they were not involved,* he added. Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume offered a five-word analysis: "This will not end well"

Posted by: kallisto at February 20, 2021 01:54 PM (DJFLF)

489 Anyway, the Epoch Times agrees that 2nd and 3rd generation are being recruited for the CCP. https://tinyurl.com/1a18wyfo

Posted by: CN at February 20, 2021 01:54 PM (ONvIw)

490 old Brit turned out to be a soothsayer

Posted by: kallisto at February 20, 2021 01:55 PM (DJFLF)

491 Me, I will stick with Tennyson.

Half a league, half a league,
Half a league onward

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 20, 2021 12:39 PM (yQpMk)


I reworked that on the occasion of Obummer's allowing Putin to essentially annex the Ukrane. I'd post it here again, but thanks to the cut-n-paste troll retard (BIRM), I'll just link back to the comment thread (link in nic):

Posted by: goozer at February 20, 2021 01:55 PM (ra9Xu)

492 Posted by: CN at February 20, 2021 01:54 PM (ONvIw)

It is hard NOT to see such stuff.

Posted by: 4 at February 20, 2021 01:56 PM (KnJdm)

493 Well, I missed the fight too but my firm opinion is that everyone is a Ray ciss. I learned this in skool.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 20, 2021 01:56 PM (EZebt)

494 I learned this in skool.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 20, 2021 01:56 PM (EZebt)

Other things taught in skool: Calling someone a bigot is not a personal attack.

Posted by: 4 at February 20, 2021 01:58 PM (KnJdm)

495 Posted by: Braenyard, Patriot dog at February 20, 2021 01:31 PM (CZm2G)

Lol. I read that in the voice Eldest Kidlet, now 23, will use to her siblings when she does that. The last noun will always be a silly non-sequiter taken from whatever they said to her last.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 20, 2021 01:58 PM (1lKRm)

496 Just took a view of a new 35' Hussar with twin 225 Mercury motors for power. Top speed 55 mph, cruising speed 35. Cruising fuel consumption 2 gallons per hour.

There once existed an Owens 30' powered by a Chevy 327 with a cruising fuel consumption of 6 gallons per hour.

Posted by: Braenyard, Patriot dog at February 20, 2021 02:02 PM (CZm2G)

497 493 Well, I missed the fight too but my firm opinion is that everyone is a Ray ciss. I learned this in skool.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 20, 2021 01:56 PM (EZebt)

I will freely admit I AM a Racist.

I think the whole damn Human Race is full of dumbshits.

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 20, 2021 02:02 PM (oHd/0)

498 Some guy made an observation, whilst a logical stretch, and another guy called him a bigot and is doubling and tripling down.
Posted by: 4 at February 20, 2021 01:53 PM (KnJdm)

===

Also Seck ciss.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 20, 2021 02:03 PM (EZebt)

499 Posted by: runner at February 20, 2021 01:17 PM (zr5Kq)

Do you realize *you* are the only one saying she is incompetent, whether due to race or otherwise? We are giving her the honor of assuming she is quite competent, just that her priorities are different from ours and more in line with anti-American entities. Also, the country her family came from is known for "encouraging" descendants of emigrants to work towards its values not the values of their current homes.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 20, 2021 02:07 PM (1lKRm)

500 The CCP has publicly stated that all Chinese owe allegiance to the CCP, regardless of where they live, regardless of what kind of passport they carry.

Posted by: navybrat, semper paratus at February 20, 2021 02:13 PM (w7KSn)

501 Stop trusting sideways vaginas.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at February 20, 2021 02:16 PM (XPqMB)

502 My experience is that having been blood libeled for decades, if you call someone on the Right a bigot or anti-Semite, better be prepared to back that up with your fists.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 20, 2021 02:17 PM (yQpMk)

503 Which is a horrible thing to do to their ex-pats, in my humble O.

Posted by: navybrat, semper paratus at February 20, 2021 02:17 PM (w7KSn)

504 proof that whiteness is imprisoning all the colors!!!!
Posted by: vmom confused about choosing sides at February 20, 2021 01:31 PM (nUhF0)


white light needs to work on being less white. White pigment is also problematic. When you mix it with any other color, it just keeps lightening the first color. Very unwoke.

Posted by: kallisto at February 20, 2021 02:19 PM (DJFLF)

505 DON'T MAKE ME STOP THIS CAR!

Posted by: grammie winger at February 20, 2021 02:20 PM (45fpk)

506 "DON'T MAKE ME STOP THIS CAR!"

Too late. The kids in the back seat are shivving each other.

Posted by: Somewhere South of I-80 at February 20, 2021 02:21 PM (uxUoN)

507 Mods and Rockers

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 20, 2021 01:50 PM (63Dwl)


Mockers.

Posted by: grammie winger at February 20, 2021 02:22 PM (45fpk)

508 It's okay to say that 501 is a bigoted.

Posted by: lowandslow at February 20, 2021 02:23 PM (qH6FZ)

509 Stop trusting sideways vaginas.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at February 20, 2021 02:16 PM (XPqMB)

It's okay to say that 501 is a bigoted.


Posted by: lowandslow at February 20, 2021 02:23 PM (qH6FZ)

Neither here nor there, there was a dude in 7th grade who used to draw profile boobehs and vags rotated 90 degrees in plane, which made us all laugh.

Posted by: 4 at February 20, 2021 02:27 PM (KnJdm)

510 osted by: Proud Moderate at February 20, 2021 02:24 PM (Y/kYB)


It should be painful to be as stupid as this.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 20, 2021 02:30 PM (G0bXQ)

511 If someone told me to be less white, I would lapse in to jive talk.
Posted by: navybrat, semper paratus at February 20, 2021 01:22 PM (w7KSn)

Oh noes he din int!

Posted by: Tank Abrams, Fat democrat at February 20, 2021 02:30 PM (R/m4+)

512 "Oh noes he din int!"

Emmie axe you dis...

Posted by: navybrat, semper paratus at February 20, 2021 02:31 PM (w7KSn)

513 You sign up to pay your energy bill based on the spot market you play the spot market. It's a game for the pro's not the consumer.

Some people can't resist.

Posted by: Braenyard, Patriot dog at February 20, 2021 02:31 PM (CZm2G)

514 G. K. Chesterton didn't like Kipling because Kipling never lived in England and thus did not understand his mother culture.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 20, 2021 02:32 PM (2BZBZ)

515 Not quoting "trolls" is evergreen good policy. Makes them easier to erase.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 20, 2021 02:34 PM (OTzUX)

516 Not quoting "trolls" is evergreen good policy. Makes them easier to erase.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 20, 2021 02:34 PM (OTzUX)

Which troll did I miss was a troll?

Posted by: 4 at February 20, 2021 02:38 PM (KnJdm)

517 "Neither here nor there, there was a dude in 7th grade who used to draw
profile boobehs and vags rotated 90 degrees in plane, which made us all
laugh." Posted by: 4


I chuckled at the sideways vagina joke also. At least I think it was a joke.

Posted by: lowandslow at February 20, 2021 02:40 PM (qH6FZ)

518 Posted by: 4 at February 20, 2021 02:38 PM (KnJdm)

Proud Centrist I believe.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 20, 2021 02:41 PM (1lKRm)

519 Thank you. I was afraid I had missed WSP getting the troll designation.

Posted by: 4 at February 20, 2021 02:43 PM (KnJdm)

520 "Don't talk to the demon!"

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 20, 2021 02:44 PM (2BZBZ)

521 "Don't talk to the demon!"

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 20, 2021 02:44 PM (2BZBZ)

Says the sprig-pilferer.

Posted by: 4 at February 20, 2021 02:45 PM (KnJdm)

522 If G.K. Chesterton and H.L. Mencken had a love-child, who would it be? (I have no idea, but it'd either be really witty or completely useless.)

Posted by: SFGoth at February 20, 2021 02:45 PM (KAi1n)

523 Ace is their love-child.

Posted by: 4 at February 20, 2021 02:46 PM (KnJdm)

524 >>>Not quoting "trolls" is evergreen good policy. Makes them easier to erase.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 20, 2021 02:34 PM (OTzUX)

Which troll did I miss was a troll?
Posted by: 4 at February 20, 2021 02:38 PM (KnJdm)

======

Well, looks like Proud Moderate's comment got zapped. But I have no idea if that is the troll in question.

Posted by: Swingin' for the downs at February 20, 2021 02:46 PM (CKRdI)

525 I'm not much of a cola drinker though I prefer Coke to Pepsi. My soft drink of choice is root beer. Coca Cola's brand of root beer, Barq's, is probably the best from the national brands, but I'm pretty sure that I can get by with Frostie (which I found out is based here in Michigan) or Dr. Brown's. I won't drink A&W because it's got way too much vanilla flavor, not enough bite, and because Keurig/Dr. Pepper, which owns the A&W brand is killing off Hires, the oldest root beer brand in the world in favor of A&W.

Posted by: Johann Amadeus Metesky at February 20, 2021 02:50 PM (VHk4v)

526 "There are a minimum of 50,000 Chinese Communist Party (CCP) spies at U.S. companies, government agencies, and U.S. military.

This particular nation-state 'insider threat' does not include those employees who have been blackmailed and 'turned'. It is to the level of extreme infiltration,"

Posted by: Braenyard, Patriot dog at February 20, 2021 02:51 PM (CZm2G)

527 Would an angry rooster video be appropriate here?

https://tinyurl.com/18o8ltpi

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 20, 2021 02:51 PM (VP4Cd)

528 Odd I think that I really don't like root beer but love birch beer

Posted by: Skip at February 20, 2021 02:52 PM (Cxk7w)

529 Fen too funny, but looked like the UPS driver had been there before

Posted by: Skip at February 20, 2021 02:55 PM (Cxk7w)

530 Loved Hires before the govt regulated an essential ingredient out of the market.

Posted by: Braenyard, Patriot dog at February 20, 2021 02:56 PM (CZm2G)

531 There are a minimum of 50,000 Chinese Communist Party (CCP) spies at U.S. companies, government agencies, and U.S. military.

Many work for Democrats in Congress

Posted by: Skip at February 20, 2021 02:56 PM (Cxk7w)

532 Father Frank planted it and another bunch of herbs. I recently heard that he spent $90k in his first 3 months as pastor. I figure that this is small compensation. He is gone now. All expenditures now have to be approved by the diocese.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 20, 2021 02:57 PM (2BZBZ)

533 Every Chinese National in the U.S. is a Commie. They don't get to come here otherwise.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 20, 2021 02:58 PM (2BZBZ)

534 or adorable puppy crashes reporters weather report:

https://tinyurl.com/2wqjrg6d

Cue up to 1:45.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 20, 2021 02:59 PM (VP4Cd)

535 Posted by: Skip at February 20, 2021 02:55 PM (Cxk7w)

Yep; probably why UPS driver looked annoyed.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 20, 2021 03:00 PM (VP4Cd)

536 "That is separate to the academic world, where there are over 350,000 Chinese students attending U.S. universities under U.S. educational visas, who the CCP considers intelligence assets and whose education is paid for by the CCP, so they and their families are indebted to the CCP for the rest of their lives. ..."

Posted by: Braenyard, Patriot dog at February 20, 2021 03:01 PM (CZm2G)

537 LOL. I am posting in two threads and mixed it up.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 20, 2021 03:01 PM (2BZBZ)

538 Maybe I should post a nastygram about the Chinese on the Gardening thread?

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 20, 2021 03:02 PM (2BZBZ)

539 You should have seen the asshole Chinese at work celebrating the shoot-down of the plane when Dubya was POTUS.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 20, 2021 03:03 PM (2BZBZ)

540 Posted by: Braenyard, Patriot dog at February 20, 2021 03:01 PM (CZm2G)

The scarier one to me? If you invest 1 Million US Dollars in the US, you get a GreenCard. Yup, for the price of a house in San Fran, you get to the head of the line.

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 20, 2021 03:04 PM (oHd/0)

541 Posted by: Braenyard, Patriot dog at February 20, 2021 03:01 PM (CZm2G)

Oh, and UC Merced? 7 miles from me?

Dorms are filled with Foreign students. And there is not a Bar or Restaurant within walking distance of the College.

You see them at the mall periodically, but never see them in town.

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 20, 2021 03:06 PM (oHd/0)

542 Influencers pay to receive green cards.
Cheaper than K Street.

Posted by: Braenyard, Patriot dog at February 20, 2021 03:08 PM (CZm2G)

543 Pet thread is up. Some really cute Moronpets, as usual.

Posted by: SFGoth at February 20, 2021 03:09 PM (KAi1n)

544 Saturday can have 3 AoSHq threads up at once, often get them mixed up

Posted by: Skip at February 20, 2021 03:10 PM (Cxk7w)

545 Correction on 496.
Hussar cruising fuel consumption is 2 miles per gallon
not 2 gallons per hour.

Posted by: Braenyard, Patriot dog at February 20, 2021 03:20 PM (CZm2G)

546 419 A forgotten historical fact: The first time Gitmo made news as a detention facility was to house Haitian boat people invited by Clinton during the campaign in 1992, but he reneged on his promise.
Posted by: zmdavid at February 20, 2021 01:24 PM (xqRaG)

Yep, when I was there in 1993 there were 230 remaining Haitians, 100% of them HIV + including the kids.
The women doing nude outdoor showers while dancing in the water were forbidden fruit knowing that.

Posted by: clutch at February 20, 2021 03:23 PM (9UmRs)

547 UC loves them the "out of state" tuition.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 20, 2021 03:24 PM (2BZBZ)

548 547 UC loves them the "out of state" tuition.

Posted by: JAS

Except for illegals, who get in-state rates.

Posted by: SFGoth at February 20, 2021 03:30 PM (KAi1n)

549 They can't run heat or A/C off those Merc twins.
That old Owens/327 could provide both.

Sea worthy barge is the ticket. When the time comes take it offshore and watch the fires.

Posted by: Braenyard, Patriot dog at February 20, 2021 03:33 PM (CZm2G)

550 Chairman Xiden will be going to G-7 conference soon I take it.
Face palm/

Posted by: Skip at February 20, 2021 03:58 PM (Cxk7w)

551 There is an office of the Confucius Institute at the university where I used to teach. My Chinese students were pretty chill in the first year. The second class was too, until they opened the office. After that it was like throwing a switch.
I just called the guy who sat in there "The Major."

Posted by: Diogenes at February 20, 2021 04:15 PM (axyOa)

552

We just admitted a guy that literally got the top left side of the head chopped off with an ax, large piece of skull and considerable amount of brain underneath it lying on the floor...

Important pro tip: don't fuck your brother's wife especially if he's going to come home and catch you.

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at February 20, 2021 04:20 PM (p4nvL)

553 That's just cold

Posted by: Skip at February 20, 2021 04:27 PM (Cxk7w)

554 Did short skull survive?

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at February 20, 2021 05:24 PM (ZSK0i)

555 Alive in the ICU. Not doing Sudoku though...

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at February 20, 2021 05:30 PM (p4nvL)

556 Doesn't sound like he'll be any worse at decision making than he was with a whole brain.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 20, 2021 05:30 PM (1lKRm)

557

When your weenie is only 20 years old, it often makes poor decisions... But this was a remarkably poor decision...

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at February 20, 2021 05:35 PM (p4nvL)

558 Indeed.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at February 20, 2021 06:16 PM (ZSK0i)

559 Salute! To Rudyard Kipling: As the creeper girdles the tree trunk, the Law runs forward and back; for the strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack.

Also from 'The Law of the Jungle' : When ye fight with a wolf of the pack, ye must fight him alone and afar, lest others take
part in the quarrel, and the pack is diminished by war.

The above is Reagan's 11th Commandment before he came up with it.

Posted by: U. S. Citizen Pining For The PIEOTUS at February 20, 2021 08:32 PM (+nWCH)

560 Interesting that Kipling's poem mentions "the brave new world" . . . "when all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for sins" as a prelude to the terrifying return of the Gods of the Copybook Headings.

Posted by: KT at February 20, 2021 09:39 PM (BVQ+1)

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