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RUSH, WE HARDLY KNEW YE


I knew this day was coming, I knew Rush wouldn't live forever, but I'm sadder than I thought I'd be, and I can't stop thinking about him being gone. First Trump gets schlonged by the Deep State and now this. The only good part of 2021 so far is the implosion of the Lincoln Project, but even that is small compensation. I have a number of things to say and it will take more than one rant to say it all.

First, let's talk about the snobbery of Con, Inc.

Ace touched on this yesterday:

I'm very, very tired of the Snob Jocks.

This is a claim these Twitter Intellectuals make -- they read and you don't. They write and you don't.

And yet, they seem to spend all of their time "reading" and "writing" on... Twitter.

Which is not generally considered a medium of belles-lettres.

... the greatest fear of these pencil-necked weaklings is to be mistaken for one second, even if it's just online, for a member of the (shudder) working class.

Yes, but I don't think this is something new. This goes back to rich kid William F. Buckley, son of an oil magnate, went to school in London, Paris, etc. Very high-class, very hoity-toity. And this is reflected in National Review during his time as editor/publisher.

Rush once told the story of him being invited to visit Buckley at his home in Connecticut. This was just after his show went national and he was a conservative phenom. So he arrives at Buckley's upscale estate and he feels kind of awkward and doesn't quite know how to act around these East Coast toffs in their fine house, but everyone is friendly towards him and he is ushered into an opulent sitting room of some sort with a bar on one side. He's asked if he would like a drink, and what would he like? So Rush tells them he'd like a Diet Coke and immediately there's some consternation as, he supposed, they were expecting a request for an adult beverage and so they dispatch someone who leaves in a bit of panic and then awhile later, he is handed some sort of dark beverage in a glass that tasted indescribably bad. And Rush's punchline to the story was, "I don't know what it was, but it definitely wasn't Diet Coke."

So what we have here was the new kid on the block meeting the Conservative Establishment, or, if you will, what would eventually become Con, Inc. Bush was basically a working stiff who had suddenly become successful and Buckley was Old Money. They were from two different worlds and they didn't known quite what to do with each other, even though both knew they were on the same team.

But Buckley was good at holding disparate conservative elements together, using the National Review, the standard-bearer for American conservative thought:

The most influential synthesis of the subject remains George H. Nash's The Conservative Intellectual Tradition since 1945 .... He argued that postwar conservatism brought together three powerful and partially contradictory intellectual currents that previously had largely been independent of each other: libertarianism, traditionalism, and anticommunism. Each particular strain of thought had predecessors earlier in the twentieth (and even nineteenth) centuries, but they were joined in their distinctive postwar formulation through the leadership of William F. Buckley Jr. and National Review. The fusion of these different, competing, and not easily reconciled schools of thought led to the creation, Nash argued, of a coherent modern Right.

I suppose that it was inevitable that once he passed in 2007, National Review would eventually drift off course. Their "Against Trump" issue was a low point, and now one of the senior writers' "hot takes" the day Rush's death is announced is to trash him. And then when the inevitable blowback occurred, he said that it did not surprise him that (get this) "non readers who like shock-jock radio dislike writers", and that is some weapons-grade elitism right there.

I think it was there in Buckley's day, but he knew how to keep a lid on it, and Dougherty's piece would not have seen the light of day.

Because Rush is kind of like Trump. That is, he doesn't play by their rules. The Con, Inc. of the 80s and 90s wanted to carry on a conversation about ideas on an intellectual level, but even back then we were way past the point where that was possible. Con, Inc. didn't recognize this, but Rush sure did, which is why he mocked and ridiculed the left at every opportunity. And thus he's the godfather of ace, us, the Babylon Bee, and pretty much every conservative sh1t-poster on the internet.

Because "illustrating the absurd by being absurd" is a necessary component of the long war.




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Wednesday Who Dis: We recently discovered a limited-run miniseries that I missed the first time around (2019), Beecham House, which I think may have been shown on PBS. I thought that the male lead, Tom Bateman, looked to be a fine, strapping young fellow suitable for a 'who dis'. And as this series was set in India, there of course had to be some young Indian lasses who are absolute smokeshows, so I chose Pallavi Sharda, who has actually born in Australia and does a lot of her work there.



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1 Gorilla!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 19, 2021 11:15 AM (ejd/p)

2 first

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at February 19, 2021 11:15 AM (LvTSG)

3 dammit

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at February 19, 2021 11:15 AM (LvTSG)

4 And, first.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 19, 2021 11:15 AM (ejd/p)

5 *buffs nails on shirt*

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 19, 2021 11:15 AM (ejd/p)

6 Bronze

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 19, 2021 11:15 AM (49Dnm)

7 Thoughts on the collapse of the Lincoln Project, and the resignation today of Madigan in Illinois: The evildoers are eventually undone by their own villainy, but it always happens too late to do us any good. And new evildoers always pick up where they left off.

here comes the new boss, same as the old boss.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 19, 2021 11:16 AM (bxPTJ)

8 Ah, I know them both (though not what they were in together or their connection). Today I will hang back and see how soon somebody gets it!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 19, 2021 11:16 AM (yvr3o)

9 well that's George Hamilton

yay I finally got one!

Posted by: BlackOrchid at February 19, 2021 11:16 AM (j9HX3)

10 Who Dis: An Orion slave Girl and George Hamilton

Don't know the connection

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at February 19, 2021 11:16 AM (ch6++)

11 Edgar Winter and George Hamilton

Posted by: BignJames at February 19, 2021 11:17 AM (AwYPR)

12 Corgis called.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 19, 2021 11:17 AM (ejd/p)

13 Can never remember Orion Slave Girl's name and am too principled to cheat.

*Sniffs*

Oh, and that's George Hamilton.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at February 19, 2021 11:17 AM (dfRN6)

14 Damnit!

Oh well.

"William F. Buckley is the esteemed father of the American conservative movement and gave it meaning; Ronald Reagan took conservatism to the public, showed it worked, and made it popular; Rush Limbaugh is the man who embedded political conservatism into our culture." - Robert Pratt

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 19, 2021 11:18 AM (49Dnm)

15 and I just bought a copy of Zorro the Gay Blade on DVD because it will be gone and our TECH overlords will ban it

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at February 19, 2021 11:18 AM (dKiJG)

16 8 Ah, I know them both (though not what they were in together or their connection).
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 19, 2021 11:16 AM (yvr3o)


The last pic is them together. His attire is a clue.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at February 19, 2021 11:19 AM (6qiL2)

17 Oh, I bet we could rattle a few cages with just the idea that we are going to impeach Obama for the surveillance on the Trump campaign as soon as the Rs get control of the House.

And the Guy is Roger Moore in Cannonball Run.

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Innocent Souls, I'm starvin' over here at February 19, 2021 11:19 AM (Wm5SB)

18 Willowed:
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I ... recall that DJT was also pushing the vaccine. I am seriously struggling with this.

Posted by: Doof at February 19, 2021 11:13 AM (mZUr4)
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I look at it this way. Trump (I'm guessing) wouldn't *make* you, or *spam* you to take a vaccine you didn't want to take.

Trump saw a *demand* for vaccines, so he tried to get the government to spur delivery of this demand ASAP, especially because locker-downers were saying "Until we get a vaccine", and Trump saw the damage that it was doing to the economy.

I don't put any of this on Trump.

Posted by: Axeman at February 19, 2021 11:19 AM (FYe3W)

19 I LOVE Susan Oliver. She had the prettiest eyes ever.

Posted by: Morgan Rhinegelt at February 19, 2021 11:19 AM (kS4V8)

20 Rush, not Bush.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 19, 2021 11:19 AM (E+OcO)

21 Susan Oliver and George Hamilton

Posted by: Bigsmith at February 19, 2021 11:19 AM (G/mW5)

22 well that's George Hamilton

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Reminds me of somebody hot, Connie Stevens.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 19, 2021 11:19 AM (VVEnO)

23 Ah, I know them both (though not what they were in together or their connection).
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 19, 2021 11:16 AM (yvr3o)

The last pic is them together. His attire is a clue.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at February 19, 2021


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Yes; I checked, and my intuition was right.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 19, 2021 11:20 AM (yvr3o)

24 Rookie mistake.

The read was worth 30 something-ish.

Posted by: Deep State 910 at February 19, 2021 11:20 AM (qcmJn)

25 I am sad about Rush leaving us

OM, great meme chouces today!

but
chocolate filled croissants >>>>> chocolate drizzled scones

Posted by: vmom WWRS What Would Rush Say at February 19, 2021 11:20 AM (nUhF0)

26 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at February 19, 2021 11:21 AM (vf0Uk)

27 It's all green on the inside. Also, hubba hubba.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at February 19, 2021 11:21 AM (HaL55)

28 Freaking Peggy Noonan crapping on Rush today....after he's dead. In the WSJ.

Posted by: Red Enchilada at February 19, 2021 11:21 AM (z14FJ)

29 Love the picture of Rush.

Posted by: shibumi at February 19, 2021 11:21 AM (tjZg/)

30 Who dis female reminds me of a way younger and nicer Ellen Barkin.

Yes she used to be good looking and a nice feminine type person.

Posted by: jakee308.com at February 19, 2021 11:22 AM (LyEz9)

31 Hank and Bocephus

Posted by: BignJames at February 19, 2021 11:22 AM (AwYPR)

32 ah, that last pic is from "Your Cheatin' Heart!"

Hamilton was a good actor, I don't think he ever got as much credit as he deserved. He probably didn't care since he still banged every starlet in Hollywood.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 19, 2021 11:22 AM (bxPTJ)

33 amnit!

Oh well.

"William F. Buckley is the esteemed father of the American conservative movement and gave it meaning; Ronald Reagan took conservatism to the public, showed it worked, and made it popular; Rush Limbaugh is the man who embedded political conservatism into our culture." - Robert Pratt
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 19, 2021 11:18 AM (49Dnm)
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I like Buckley's book God And Man At Yale. And it definitely was a milestone for a burgeoning post-war conservative ("Back to Church") movement.

However, I have come to regret and seriously reject Buckley's sabotage of the John Birch Society, which I have come to understand 1) was not as racist as portrayed, and 2) almost all its predictions about what Marxists would do to this country have been fulfilled--or at least significantly demonstrated.

Posted by: Axeman at February 19, 2021 11:22 AM (FYe3W)

34 The best fake Col. Sanders evah - George "The Tan" Hamilton.

I got nothin' on the 'ette who dis.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 19, 2021 11:23 AM (jvt6t)

35 I know I shouldn't be but I'm surprised by how quickly the Democratic Party went full-on, anti-American demonically insane.
The virus must have been lurking right under the surface.

Posted by: N.L. Urker at February 19, 2021 11:23 AM (lgiXo)

36 I'm sad too, Oregonmuse. Sadder than I anticipated. My children are Rush Babies. I loved Rush. His humor, his articulation of, well, just about everything and his willingness to be a target and say the things we (conservatives) were all thinking and feeling- he was a lovable fuzzball.

Posted by: Seems Legit at February 19, 2021 11:23 AM (FMoYW)

37 three powerful and partially contradictory intellectual currents that previously had largely been independent of each other: libertarianism, traditionalism, and anticommunism.
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The anticommunism was the glue that held the Reagan-era and beyond conservative movement together. The warmongers, the social moderates or liberals, the fiscal conservatives, the social conservatives - they often don't share much. The one thing they shared was a mutual agreement that America shouldn't be a communist state. This glue weakened considerably after the fall of the USSR and the continuing Gramscian March cemented wildly huge gains.

The world of Conservative, Inc. that bound its disparate parts together through anticommunism is long gone and many aspects of the vestigial movement are now communist supporters themselves because the new glue for their side in the realignment - anti-populism/anti-nationalism - requires alliance with the old enemy.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 19, 2021 11:23 AM (UZVEt)

38 Pretty cool story about Rush on the radio yesterday about a soldier who was killed in Iraq? and when his parents went through his belongings they found a box with very expensive cigars in it. Knowing he couldn't have afforded such high priced cigars they dug around and found a hand written note from Rush. I hope more people come out with their stories of Rush's generosity.

Posted by: dartist at February 19, 2021 11:23 AM (+ya+t)

39 Hamilton was great! A winning personality, great sense of humor, yet still had presence.

God our actors now are garbage.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at February 19, 2021 11:23 AM (j9HX3)

40 Iirc The vaccine Trump was most gettung updates on was the J&J one

Posted by: vmom WWRS What Would Rush Say at February 19, 2021 11:23 AM (nUhF0)

41 Thanks monkey.
What I love about Rush and what is most amazing is his consistency, over 3 decades he delivered.
He didn't get complacent, he didn't mail it in.
All of this under constant attack... he was always the enemy.
Just amazing.
He also never turned his back on conservatism, because he actually believed what he was saying there was never a time that he was caught opposing something he said 6 months before.
The hacks of today are just that, hacks. They are pretending for checks. I'm sorry to say some really had me fooled, other still might be fooling me, but I keep receipts now... and will remember.

Posted by: Inogame at February 19, 2021 11:23 AM (EILju)

42 I miss Rush like I would miss a friend. It surprises me. I only started listening after 9/11, when I was off work most mornings.
I don't want him to return his talent to God. Not just yet.

Posted by: President-Elect pj at February 19, 2021 11:23 AM (G1dq6)

43 Weird, when I went back to check on Susan Oliver (now that cat is out of the bag), there's a pic of her as Orion Slave Girl at the top of her IMDB entry but there's no Star Trek entry in her credits.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at February 19, 2021 11:24 AM (dfRN6)

44 who dis looks so lovely and innocent i wouldn't be surprised to read she was in porn. because anyone that wholesome has to have a dark side...

and scones FTW.

beautiful rant OM, very well said.

Posted by: SturmToddler at February 19, 2021 11:24 AM (8D42x)

45 Lindabird/Lucybird's boy friend...now that's some draft dodgin'.

Posted by: BignJames at February 19, 2021 11:24 AM (AwYPR)

46 I guess you'd never have to feed a green chick. What with photosynthesis and all. That's a plus in my book.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 19, 2021 11:24 AM (xfb67)

47 Can we impeach them all at the same time?

They're pretty much guilty of the same stuff.

If I have to choose I'd start with Obama first because he actually weaponized the bureaucracy. Bush gave it the means with his Homeland Security and the TSA and the Patriot act.

Clinton was just a greedy lascivious hick with a harpy wife.

Posted by: jakee308.com at February 19, 2021 11:24 AM (LyEz9)

48 What standing does that NR writer have to be a snot?

Posted by: N.L. Urker at February 19, 2021 11:24 AM (lgiXo)

49 Love At First Bite! one of my fave movies
so silly

Posted by: vmom WWRS What Would Rush Say at February 19, 2021 11:24 AM (nUhF0)

50 The conservative elite have always been this way. We just found out when Trump was elected.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 19, 2021 11:24 AM (jvt6t)

51 The Andy Griffith Show episode where both Andy and Barney have the hots for prisoner Susan Oliver is one of the most erotic bits of 60s television.

Posted by: Bigsmith at February 19, 2021 11:25 AM (G/mW5)

52 I think Buckley more than anybody started the "I'm the good kind of conservative" appeal to the left. (Because of his sacrificial lamb of the John Birch Society).

And perhaps because of his cocktail circles.

Posted by: Axeman at February 19, 2021 11:25 AM (FYe3W)

53
I look at it this way. Trump (I'm guessing) wouldn't *make* you, or *spam* you to take a vaccine you didn't want to take.

Trump saw a *demand* for vaccines, so he tried to get the government to spur delivery of this demand ASAP, especially because locker-downers were saying "Until we get a vaccine", and Trump saw the damage that it was doing to the economy.

I don't put any of this on Trump.
Posted by: Axeman at February 19, 2021 11:19 AM (FYe3W)

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Well thought out, well stated.

Posted by: Seems Legit at February 19, 2021 11:25 AM (FMoYW)

54 Nice dame today.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 19, 2021 11:25 AM (UZVEt)

55 I LOVE Susan Oliver. She had the prettiest eyes ever.
Posted by: Morgan Rhinegelt at February 19, 2021


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She never got to be a major movie star or a household name (except to me), but she had a good solid career, especially on TV. We know her as Vina (and the first Orion slave girl) on TOS, but she also guested on Man From U.N.C.L.E. in one of the first episodes to focus on David McCallum's Illya, and I'm pretty sure she did The Fugitive and other Quinn Martin shows. Later in life she earned her pilot's license, too.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 19, 2021 11:25 AM (yvr3o)

56 HE is George Hamilton IV. No eyed deer who she is.

Posted by: creeper at February 19, 2021 11:25 AM (XxJt1)

57 Late but a less leathery George Hamilton.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work phone at February 19, 2021 11:25 AM (7faTs)

58 Clinton was just a greedy lascivious hick with a harpy wife.
Posted by: jakee308.com at February 19, 2021 11:24 AM (LyEz9)


Don't forget the raping! He likes raping.

Posted by: Emmie: grubby, low-born, non-billionaire commenter at February 19, 2021 11:25 AM (ofYez)

59 What standing does that NR writer have to be a snot?
Posted by: N.L. Urker at February 19, 2021 11:24 AM (lgiXo)
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He works for the National Review. It is the Old Gray Lady, the paper of record of the conservative movement. Just ask them.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 19, 2021 11:25 AM (UZVEt)

60 Well said, OM. The presence of Dittoheads is indeed strong around here! And Ace certainly has a penchant for "demonstrating absurdity by being absurd". Ditto (pun intended) for The Babylon Bee. While many/most of us around here will miss Rush, his legacy will endure.

With Rush's passing, I'm reminded of Reagan's speech after the Challenger tragedy. He is no longer suffering - as he "slipped the surly bonds of earth to touch the face of God".

Posted by: Doof at February 19, 2021 11:26 AM (mZUr4)

61 It's adorable that he thinks he's a writer.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 19, 2021 11:26 AM (xfb67)

62 Ann Coulter is always someone that strikes me as actually hating us too. Sure she doesn't outright say it. But she wants to be accepted by the "cool kids," and even as they shit on her and call her awful she'd rather associate with them rather than the icky peasants she relies on to make money.

Posted by: Buzzion at February 19, 2021 11:26 AM (G2zl5)

63 The Rush Revere series seems to be completely sold out on Amazon. I've already put an order in for the complete series, and there's a 2 to 4 week wait. I'm not trusting kindle to not alter or delete the e books at some point.

Posted by: Mishdog at February 19, 2021 11:26 AM (cqAUI)

64 She was also the girl in the ST pilot, "The Menagerie", no?

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at February 19, 2021 11:26 AM (dfRN6)

65 50 The conservative elite have always been this way. We just found out when Trump was elected.
Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 19, 2021 11:24 AM (jvt6t)

So Democrat accusations against the conservative elite had some truth then.

Posted by: N.L. Urker at February 19, 2021 11:26 AM (lgiXo)

66 It's not Psaki, that's for certain.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at February 19, 2021 11:26 AM (E6tRR)

67 Clinton was just a greedy lascivious hick with a harpy wife.
Posted by: jakee308.com at February 19, 2021 11:24 AM (LyEz9)
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Who ran corrupt schemes to enrich himself at our expense and allowed for transfer of critical missile technology to the Chinese communists.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 19, 2021 11:26 AM (UZVEt)

68 The eternal tan!

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at February 19, 2021 11:27 AM (vf0Uk)

69 Don't forget the raping! He likes raping.
Posted by: Emmie: grubby, low-born, non-billionaire commenter at February 19, 2021 11:25 AM (ofYez)
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He also was the first politician to really sell out American to the Chinese.

Posted by: blake - Dr semi lurker in marginal standing at February 19, 2021 11:27 AM (2SdPm)

70 Weird, when I went back to check on Susan Oliver (now that cat is out of the bag), there's a pic of her as Orion Slave Girl at the top of her IMDB entry but there's no Star Trek entry in her credits.
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at February 19, 2021


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It's there, but it's listed as 1986, when the full version of the first pilot, "The Cage" was finally released.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 19, 2021 11:27 AM (yvr3o)

71 they are going to try and shove Little Ben down our throats aren't they.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at February 19, 2021 11:27 AM (dKiJG)

72 Has anyone yet told the Democrats that to impeach a President is basically the same as saying 'Yes, he is charged with xxx'

And that the Senate trial is the part where guilt or lack of guilt is determined.

You know, sort of like when a Democrat wants to sent a young black man to jail for being charged with something, without that whole messy requirement to have a trial, and a finding of guilty.

Harris should be familiar with that concept.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 19, 2021 11:27 AM (3D/fK)

73 The Rush Revere series seems to be completely sold out on Amazon. I've already put an order in for the complete series, and there's a 2 to 4 week wait. I'm not trusting kindle to not alter or delete the e books at some point.

Posted by: Mishdog at February 19, 2021 11:26 AM (cqAUI)
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Ah, Big Tech Elites, making paper copies necessary in the Digital Age.

Posted by: Axeman at February 19, 2021 11:27 AM (FYe3W)

74 I knew George Hamilton immediately. I also recognized the gal from Star Trek, but don't know her name...

Posted by: Tex Lovera at February 19, 2021 11:27 AM (wtvvX)

75 they are going to try and shove Little Ben down our throats aren't they.
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at February 19, 2021 11:27 AM (dKiJG)
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Phrasing!

Posted by: blake - Dr semi lurker in marginal standing at February 19, 2021 11:27 AM (2SdPm)

76 I like the snobbish snots I run into to actually be better than me.

Posted by: N.L. Urker at February 19, 2021 11:28 AM (lgiXo)

77 the function of the 2 party system is so the corrupt elites can pit half of the masses against the other half

Posted by: vmom WWRS What Would Rush Say at February 19, 2021 11:28 AM (nUhF0)

78
2 first
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at February 19, 2021 11:15 AM (LvTSG)


LULZ......

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at February 19, 2021 11:28 AM (vf0Uk)

79 Shapiro? Good on him for the Carano hiring, but I distrust the little shit. I find it hard not to suspect opportunism.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work phone at February 19, 2021 11:28 AM (7faTs)

80 63 The Rush Revere series seems to be completely sold out on Amazon. I've already put an order in for the complete series, and there's a 2 to 4 week wait. I'm not trusting kindle to not alter or delete the e books at some point.

Posted by: Mishdog at February 19, 2021 11:26 AM (cqAUI)

I like my Kindle, but there's no substitute for the tactile experience of a nice book. Especially, older books that are well seasoned. The only drawback is dropping one on your face while reading in bed. I had to put in a strict paperback policy for bed.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 19, 2021 11:28 AM (xfb67)

81 I claim credit for proper identification of Who He. Nonea you morons got the IV in there.

Posted by: creeper at February 19, 2021 11:29 AM (XxJt1)

82 Came across a vid of Camille Paglia praising Rush, calling him brilliant, and attacking libs for disparaging him. Paglia and Rush liked each other - Paglia said they had met in the '90's and smoked cigars together. No surprise that an eccentric but entertaining lefty firebrand prof understood and got along with Rush a lot better than stick-up-their-butt Establishment Republicans like Noonan.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V at February 19, 2021 11:29 AM (HabA/)

83 Nice dame today.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 19, 2021 11:25 AM (UZVEt)


A natural beauty, it seems. She doesn't need makeup and injections to be very pretty.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at February 19, 2021 11:29 AM (vf0Uk)

84 Bambi Woods and Paul Thomas

Posted by: Count de Monet in exile at his Fortress of Solitude at February 19, 2021 11:29 AM (4I/2K)

85 Late but a less leathery George Hamilton.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work phone at February 19, 202


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Pic 5 of him with Susan was my clue to their connection. I've never seen the Hank Williams biopic, but that hat he's wearing is a lot larger in the brim than the hat I've seen in many pics of the real Hank Sr. His was a creamy, broad-brimmed fedora, the Stetson Open Road-style. I have one myself. Of course Hank Sr. might well have worn more Western-style lids too.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 19, 2021 11:29 AM (yvr3o)

86 Clinton was just a greedy lascivious hick with a harpy wife.
BJ Cliton destroyed our manufacturing sector by signing the abortion of NAFTA. I hope his brain turns into Swiss cheese from whichever STD manages to get there first. Puddinhead O'Biden also voted for it even knowing that POS law would cost American jobs.

It cut the Republican donations substantially from individuals, which was the real reason for it.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at February 19, 2021 11:29 AM (HaL55)

87 "Talent returned to God"

With interest.

Posted by: Happy Fun Ball at February 19, 2021 11:29 AM (cI+Ee)

88 It amazes me damn near daily that anyone here gives a shit what anyone at National Review has to say, ever.

BTW, has anyone coined the term E-publicans yet? Because that's who they are, and that's who they support.

Posted by: Grapefruit LaCroix at February 19, 2021 11:29 AM (RTm36)

89 I like my Kindle, but there's no substitute for the tactile experience of a nice book. Especially, older books that are well seasoned. The only drawback is dropping one on your face while reading in bed. I had to put in a strict paperback policy for bed.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 19, 2021 11:28 AM (xfb67)
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Heh.

I've caught my wife reading through her eyelids a couple of times.

Posted by: blake - Dr semi lurker in marginal standing at February 19, 2021 11:29 AM (2SdPm)

90 Susan Oliver was also a highly accomplished aviator. She died way too young (5 of cancer.

Posted by: Bigsmith at February 19, 2021 11:29 AM (G/mW5)

91 Ugh...more cofeveve....

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at February 19, 2021 11:30 AM (dfRN6)

92 KungFlu... was an Op. Is an Op now. And forever and always will be, a fucking Op.

I'm a clinical lab scientist. I have a PhD in virology and immunology. I'm a clinical lab scientist and have tested 1500 "supposed" positive Covid 19 samples collected here in S. California. When my lab team and I did the testing through Koch's postulates and observation under a SEM (scanning electron microscope), we found NO Covid in any of the 1500 samples.

https://bit.ly/3kgoUKJ

Posted by: Doctor.Boom at February 19, 2021 11:30 AM (NYS7S)

93 hiya

Posted by: JT at February 19, 2021 11:30 AM (arJlL)

94 As a techie, I dreamed and worked for a "paperless society".

I didn't know how little I could trust the people speaking for "fairness" and "honesty" and always accusing the right of being "Orwellian".

I still think paperless is a preferred state--I just don't trust the people who would bring that technology.

This is what happens when the power of a man exceeds society's checks upon him. (Face it, there are NO women who built such businesses and power.)

Posted by: Axeman at February 19, 2021 11:30 AM (FYe3W)

95 Found this exchange in the NR comments...

"This comes across as elitist.

All of Rush's commentary came from the more highbrow conservative philosophy, distilled down so the average person could understand. Many don't have the desire to understand the philosophy behind conservative principles, yet they're good conservatives and good people."



"And there's a place for elitism in conservatism, no? It doesn't all have to be populism, does it?"



"Elites are necessary and inevitable; we just need better elites. Elite people like Rush's grandfather are sorely needed."

Posted by: Kinley Ardal at February 19, 2021 11:30 AM (6JL3d)

96 Nice dame today.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 19, 2021 11:25 AM (UZVEt)

A natural beauty, it seems. She doesn't need makeup and injections to be very pretty.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at February 19, 2021


***

Exotic and rather feline!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 19, 2021 11:30 AM (yvr3o)

97 In Living Color did a hilarious bit - George Hamilton Luggage Collection

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at February 19, 2021 11:30 AM (DjiZK)

98 Shapiro? Good on him for the Carano hiring, but I distrust the little shit. I find it hard not to suspect opportunism.

Opportunism is fine, it used to be called "capitalism" before capitalism became "air commercials with white women married to black men and having woo-woo Indian children".

Posted by: Ian S. at February 19, 2021 11:30 AM (ZGrMX)

99 79 Shapiro? Good on him for the Carano hiring, but I distrust the little shit. I find it hard not to suspect opportunism.

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Her boobs remind him of his sisters.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 19, 2021 11:30 AM (jvt6t)

100 I knew George Hamilton, but the girl stumped me till I saw her last pic -- Yvonne Craig, a/k/a Batgirl.

Posted by: DynamiteDan at February 19, 2021 11:30 AM (su76E)

101 I am sad too and miss him. I just listened to his Dec 23, 2020 show again - his last show of the year. The last caller in hour 3 broke down telling Rush how much he reminded him of his dad and how he just needed to hear his voice. Todd Herman was hosting yesterday and tried many times to keep from breaking down. Snerdley broke down on Hannity's show last night. Me right along with them. It's going to be like that for a long time I think.

Posted by: Dogmom29 at February 19, 2021 11:30 AM (8tjXv)

102 You know, Rush's saying he had "talent on loan from God" bothered me at first. The n with his success, I thought, well yeah, he's pretty talented to build this radio empire. It now with his death and talent returned to God, I think I understand d it wasn't a brash brag. It was an acknowledgment that all we have is given to us by our Creator. Very subtle and deeper than most things said by my pastor.

Posted by: InCali at February 19, 2021 11:30 AM (9AFWN)

103 Dunno today's hottie but she's cute all right.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at February 19, 2021 11:30 AM (ifmtJ)

104 Paglia has always seemed to be one who while you might not agree with her, you could admire her consitancy- a virtue in sadly short supply everywhere these days.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work phone at February 19, 2021 11:30 AM (7faTs)

105 79 Shapiro? Good on him for the Carano hiring, but I distrust the little shit. I find it hard not to suspect opportunism.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work phone at February 19, 2021 11:28 AM (7faTs)

He didn't waste 2 seconds before tossing the Covington kids under the bus, and is pretty consistent with jumping on cancel trains for those he feels are under him.
He's a fake as far as I'm concerned. However, his sister has great cans.

Posted by: Inogame at February 19, 2021 11:30 AM (EILju)

106 The 'who dis' woman was on an episode of Andy Griffith. She was a prisoner...who proceeded to get Andy and Barney hot and bothered.

Posted by: Tami at February 19, 2021 11:30 AM (cF8AT)

107 And the ginned up attack on Ted Cruz continues. Oh jeez. When people make vacation plans, they make them weeks, nay months, in advance. This is pathetic, and I would say the same about a liberal Democrat in the same situation.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at February 19, 2021 11:30 AM (XsgXy)

108 Buckley was a different species from today's NTs/GOPers, but I think he was probably wrong in purging the John Birch society folks.

Yes, they are/were prone to "conspiracy theories" but so is the entirety of the left and it has not hurt them at all. In fact, you probably need the freedom for people to go a little out there to build up ground level enthusiasm



Posted by: 18-1 at February 19, 2021 11:31 AM (qlFIA)

109 and by the by, i do laugh every time i see the blazing saddles meme...

Posted by: SturmToddler at February 19, 2021 11:31 AM (8D42x)

110 Axeman, WFB was a Skull and Bones gatekeeper. The JBS was spot on about communists.

Posted by: callsign claymore at February 19, 2021 11:31 AM (+V1V8)

111 I'm not sure if it's just because I missed the topic or if it hasn't been discussed with the more immediate concerns caused by lack of water and electricity, but one if the things about this experience that worries me for the future is the loss of cellphone and internet communications.

We lost in-home internet almost 12 hours before we lost power. On Tuesday we lost all cell service except for emergency calls, which I can foresee as being used by the government on purpose at some point. Did others have this experience? Any advice on preventing it in the future?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 19, 2021 11:31 AM (1lKRm)

112 I've always wondered how much of the corruption surrounding the Clintons traced to Hillary and not Bill. If I were a gamblin' woman I would say most of it.

Posted by: creeper at February 19, 2021 11:31 AM (XxJt1)

113 58 Clinton was just a greedy lascivious hick with a harpy wife.
Posted by: jakee308.com at February 19, 2021 11:24 AM (LyEz9)

Don't forget the raping! He likes raping.
Posted by: Emmie: grubby, low-born, non-billionaire commenter at February 19, 2021 11:25 AM (ofYez)

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He did mention it twice.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at February 19, 2021 11:31 AM (LvTSG)

114 Peggy Noonan, The repeal of the Fairness Doctrine was a mistake.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at February 19, 2021 11:31 AM (dKiJG)

115 Sue Lyon, George Hamilton, "Evel Knievil"

Posted by: Shooter McGavin at February 19, 2021 11:31 AM (qyY3l)

116 Why pay attention to Con Inc? They lost the culture and the war for it. In fact, tell me something they won. Reagan, who they hated, along with Maggie, St. John Paul II and Lech Walesa and his fellow Poles defeated the focus of evil in the modern world aka USSR.

Posted by: Locke Common at February 19, 2021 11:31 AM (Rlbqb)

117 "There's a place for elitism in conservatism."


"Elites are necessary and inevitable."



Pardon my David French, but what the fuck is this apostle-without-a-cause wannabe-sychophantic drivel?

Posted by: Kinley Ardal at February 19, 2021 11:31 AM (6JL3d)

118 I'm concerned about how much Rush made inroads into the younger set.

I think the majority of his audience were older folks. (or are now getting old)

Like myself. I'm not long for this plane so I'm concerned how far into the future will the dittoheads last.

Given what happened these last elections it doesn't bode well.

They listened to the left and didn't listen to Rush. They made their mind up without listening and judging for themselves. A hallmark of the brainwashed. They don't think for themselves and assume every one else is the same. They thought we were the robots and made that claim over and over.

The left accuses the right of what the left is actually doing or is plotting to do.

Posted by: jakee308.com at February 19, 2021 11:32 AM (LyEz9)

119 And now, straight from the Twilight Zone, Zhou Bai Den's immigration bill is worse than you can possibly imagine.

https://bit.ly/37sRN0O

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 19, 2021 11:32 AM (VVEnO)

120 posted this yesterday, and the same thoughts are still with me, so I'm'a re-share them:

As saddened as I am by Rush's passing, (and that is a lot) I also have a growing feeling of, what?, timeliness?, inevitability ?, cosmic synchronism? ... ? maybe just a sense of hearing the grinding of the gears that keep everything spinning along ...
a feeling that in so many ways we are entering into a new time, we have learned a lot of new lessons, and Rush, having walked with us down this path for so many years, has left a space, now, for a new voice to rise to meet these times.
I have no idea what that will mean, who that will be, or what that voice will say, but I know that every death also means a birth somewhere.

and if you feel both hope and a little fear as you read this, I'm right there with you.

Hold firm to the truth, and it cannot fail to win in the end.

One more thing to add: I don't see this coming from anyone currently on the horizon; I think it's gonna come outta nowhere, kind of like how combat generals rise up from obscurity in wartime, or they used to, anyway ... Sheridan, Sherman, Grant among others are what I have in mind.
1 / 2

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at February 19, 2021 11:32 AM (h89VN)

121 Ok, I looked it up....Susan Oliver.

https://tinyurl.com/yb2cme5z

Posted by: Tami at February 19, 2021 11:32 AM (cF8AT)

122 Nope on the who dis. Good rant, OM A very partial quote from ya
So what we have here was the new kid on the block meeting the Conservative Establishment, or, if you will, what would eventually become Con, Inc.

*nods* I've started looking at the whole mess as a great big schoolyard metaphor.

Yesterday at school, Teddy snuck off the playground while the school was holding a Chinese fire drill, and is now in detention.

The school gossip, Polite Tick Ho, spread the rumor that Nikki pulled Donny's hair and Donny ain't talking to Nikki any more. They used to be friends, says Ho.

The thing is, Ho has lied like 5,000 times, but all the dumb kids spread her shitty rumors like they are Gospel. Some of the smart ones do too. (1/2)

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 19, 2021 11:32 AM (F0YaR)

123 "non readers who like shock-jock radio dislike writers", and that is some weapons-grade elitism right there.

Idiots like this really frost me. I'd put the Sunday book thread contributors up against this snob as far as being well read and stomp his pansy ass for a fun aside.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at February 19, 2021 11:32 AM (y7DUB)

124 To be fair, his sister's rack is better than Carano's.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work phone at February 19, 2021 11:32 AM (7faTs)

125 I still think paperless is a preferred state--I just don't trust the people who would bring that technology.

I've been hearing about paperless since the 80s, but computers have largely generated *more* paperwork.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 19, 2021 11:33 AM (ZGrMX)

126 Elites are necessary and inevitable; we just need better elites.
Indeed. Our elites seem to think allowing their opponents to blatantly steal an election and purge anyone is just fine and dandy - because they wanted Trump gone too.
Which shows they know nothing of history, human behavior, or how societies work.


Posted by: 18-1 at February 19, 2021 11:33 AM (qlFIA)

127 Why pay attention to Con Inc? They lost the culture and the war for it. In fact, tell me something they won. Reagan, who they hated, along with Maggie, St. John Paul II and Lech Walesa and his fellow Poles defeated the focus of evil in the modern world aka USSR.
Posted by: Locke Common at February 19, 2021 11:31 AM (Rlbqb)

As a somewhat famous Internet asshole once said, 'conservatism' couldn't even conserve the women's bathroom for women.

Posted by: Vanya at February 19, 2021 11:33 AM (gAFsE)

128 --28 Freaking Peggy Noonan crapping on Rush today....after he's dead. In the WSJ
*****
Noonan showed her true beliefs when she crapped on Sarah Palin.

Posted by: Cosda at February 19, 2021 11:33 AM (5eKnc)

129 I met Buckley once and he, though tired from a full schedule and a Firing Line debate, was very nice.

I have to admit that I was a bit star struck.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 19, 2021 11:33 AM (yQpMk)

130 123 "non readers who like shock-jock radio dislike writers", and that is some weapons-grade elitism right there.

Idiots like this really frost me. I'd put the Sunday book thread contributors up against this snob as far as being well read and stomp his pansy ass for a fun aside.
Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at February 19, 2021 11:32 AM (y7DUB)

Yep

Posted by: N.L. Urker at February 19, 2021 11:33 AM (lgiXo)

131 OregonMuse,
"Bush was basically a working stiff" should read
"Rush was basically a working stiff"

We know what you meant, but ...

Posted by: Chuck C at February 19, 2021 11:33 AM (awtm/)

132 Oh Kinley, yoo-hoo!!
- The Barrel

Posted by: Doctor.Boom at February 19, 2021 11:33 AM (NYS7S)

133 (2/2) The playground is divided into two sections. On the left, all the Teacher's Pets hang out, and have all the latest toys to play with. The right section is tiny and has a worn out tire swing and a scuffed up softball to play with.

The dweebs aren't allowed onto either side, so they stand on the dividing line and shout at the poor righties. A couple of rich kids from the left side buys the dweebs batteries for their bullhorns from time to time. It entertains them.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 19, 2021 11:34 AM (F0YaR)

134 "This goes back to rich kid William F. Buckley"

WFB was a bad writer.

There, I said it.

Posted by: Long gpCoin at February 19, 2021 11:34 AM (qpX6U)

135 To be fair, his sister's rack is better than Carano's.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work phone at February 19, 2021 11:32 AM (7faTs)

Gina has really good tits and she's not shy about showing them.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at February 19, 2021 11:34 AM (ifmtJ)

136 Civil disobedience in action as people in Santa Cruz, CA push back against the mask mandate at a Trader Joe's. The reaction of some customers and store employees is reminiscent of the end of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Donald Sutherland edition.

https://tinyurl.com/1rugozj1

From the description: This group of people showed up to a Trader Joes grocery store in Santa Cruz, California and they proceeded to cause some very much needed EPIC CHAOS!!!

Posted by: Gaelic Girl's Irish Democracy at February 19, 2021 11:34 AM (5FCda)

137 The Barrel hungers

Posted by: Vanya at February 19, 2021 11:34 AM (gAFsE)

138 I still think paperless is a preferred state--I just don't trust the people who would bring that technology.

Cash is essentially untraceable. Get rid of cash, and you get rid of things like garage sales, lemonade stands and Craigslist.

Paperless? Not so much. When you use anything other than cash, someone-- the government, your credit card provider, your bank-- knows what you purchased and how much it cost. That also means that someone can limit what you can purchase.

Got heart disease? Sorry, you are not authorized to buy red meat. Diabetes? Sorry, not authorized to buy cookies. And so on.

Posted by: shibumi at February 19, 2021 11:34 AM (tjZg/)

139 I liked Buckley's book 'Airborne', I believe the title was, but it was about crossing the Atlantic on a sailing yacht.

Posted by: Grapefruit LaCroix at February 19, 2021 11:34 AM (RTm36)

140 We still have water, though they're still threatening to cut it off. I did the laundry yesterday. Scroom. If they're not going to give us any better information I will carry on as usual.

Which involves a trip up the driveway today. Car hasn't been out of the garage for a week. There's eight inches of snow and ice on a drive with a fall of almost thirty feet. This should be fun.

Posted by: creeper at February 19, 2021 11:34 AM (XxJt1)

141 However, I have come to regret and seriously reject Buckley's sabotage of the John Birch Society, which I have come to understand 1) was not as racist as portrayed, and 2) almost all its predictions about what Marxists would do to this country have been fulfilled--or at least significantly demonstrated.

Posted by: Axeman at February 19, 2021 11:22 AM (FYe3W)


Yes you're right, but to be fair, during that time, the Birchers were claiming that Dwight Eisenhower was self-consciously an agent for the Soviet Union. I mean, c'mon, man...

That was the straw that broke Buckley's back.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at February 19, 2021 11:35 AM (6qiL2)

142 Willowed:

I've never been to NM. I'm curious, what is the honey for? And how does NM cuisine differ from SW or Tex Mex in general. (Please don't say, "it's because they have honey on every table.")

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Honey is there to put on the sopaipillas, or to take directly, to kill the burning sensation of the hot green or red chiles. It works with any super-spicy food -- anything sweet will douse the fire. Water will spread the heat around, but the honey or sweet stuff will put it out.

I get the impression the NM difference is because they put the green or red chile sauce on everything. I wouldn't be surprised if they popped it onto ice cream.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 19, 2021 11:35 AM (yvr3o)

143 I've always wondered how much of the corruption surrounding the Clintons traced to Hillary and not Bill. If I were a gamblin' woman I would say most of it.

Posted by: creeper at February 19, 2021 11:31 AM (XxJt1)
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Remember, you can control a man with knowledge of his sins and weaknesses.

That's the way the Russians used to do it. They extorted every homosexual working for the government they could find.

Posted by: Axeman at February 19, 2021 11:35 AM (FYe3W)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 19, 2021 11:35 AM (yvr3o)

145 *hangs head and sighs, shuffling to the barrel*

Posted by: Kinley Ardal at February 19, 2021 11:35 AM (6JL3d)

146 re: Rush' Diet Coke story and elitism- back in the day when I was new to town I was invited to a small meet and greet with a hotshot cardiac surgeon and the senior head of the cardiology department at the local medical school, ostensibly to woo me into their orbit. When I got to their private club, I parked my Jeep Wrangler myself rather than using the valet. When the waiter came to take our drink orders, the surgeon ordered some exotic single malt, the cardiologist ordered some Chateau le Fifi '87 Reserve Gold Ribbon wine. To gauge their reaction I ordered a Radler. Bartender wasn't familiar with that so I explained it was half Pilsner beer and half Diet Coke. (ed. note: I don't even particularly care for Radlers) Needless to say, I failed the armpit sniff test and the remainder of the meal was awkward to say the least. They were pretentious snob wannabes.

The food sucked, too.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 19, 2021 11:35 AM (m45I2)

147 135 To be fair, his sister's rack is better than Carano's.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work phone at February 19, 2021 11:32 AM (7faTs)

Gina has really good tits and she's not shy about showing them.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at February 19, 2021 11:34 AM (ifmtJ)

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She is an attractive woman.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at February 19, 2021 11:35 AM (LvTSG)

148 "108 Buckley was a different species from today's NTs/GOPers, but I think he was probably wrong in purging the John Birch society folks.

Yes, they are/were prone to "conspiracy theories" but so is the entirety of the left and it has not hurt them at all. In fact, you probably need the freedom for people to go a little out there to build up ground level enthusiasm



Posted by: 18-1 at February 19, 2021 11:31 AM (qlFIA) "


This !
reading the Birchers out of the movement was one of the big "own goals" that brought it to where we are today, for what my opinion is worth.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at February 19, 2021 11:35 AM (h89VN)

149 Employing Peggie Noonan was a mistake.

Reading Peggie Noonan is a mistake.

Posted by: Axeman at February 19, 2021 11:35 AM (FYe3W)

150
We lost in-home internet almost 12 hours before we lost power. On Tuesday we lost all cell service except for emergency calls, which I can foresee as being used by the government on purpose at some point. Did others have this experience? Any advice on preventing it in the future?
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 19, 2021 11:31 AM (1lKRm)

We lost Internet simultaneously with power. But I agree its very concerning. Others have complete control
Over communications, calls for
Help, etc.
I ditched my landline telephone last year and am regretting it

Posted by: LASue at February 19, 2021 11:35 AM (Ed8Zd)

151 And the ginned up attack on Ted Cruz continues. Oh jeez. When people make vacation plans, they make them weeks, nay months, in advance. This is pathetic, and I would say the same about a liberal Democrat in the same situation.
Posted by: Curmudgeon at February 19, 2021 11:30 AM (XsgXy).

i notice no one is complaining about the bidens taking a snow day while the middle of the country is frozen...

Posted by: SturmToddler at February 19, 2021 11:35 AM (8D42x)

152 134 "This goes back to rich kid William F. Buckley"

WFB was a bad writer.

There, I said it.
Posted by: Long gpCoin at February 19, 2021 11:34 AM (qpX6U)

I never really appreciated his fascination with big words. And yes a large vocabulary is a good thing but the point is communicating, not demonstrate your vocabulary.

Posted by: N.L. Urker at February 19, 2021 11:35 AM (lgiXo)

153 A couple of rich kids from the left side buys the dweebs batteries for their bullhorns from time to time. It entertains them.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 19, 2021 11:34 AM (F0YaR)

When I was a kid, we played "smear the queer". Bet that game isn't around anymore.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 19, 2021 11:35 AM (xfb67)

154 79 Shapiro? Good on him for the Carano hiring, but I distrust the little shit. I find it hard not to suspect opportunism.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work phone at February 19, 2021 11:28 AM (7faTs)

You can see the hate he had for Trump winning during their livestream. He even told one of the Guests to Calm Down.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at February 19, 2021 11:35 AM (dKiJG)

155 Elitism implies there's something "Elite" about the clowns at NRO. There isn't. And same is true of the ex-NRO's at the Dispatch or the Bulwark. Limbaugh didn't like to criticize those on the Right, so he would hit soft and say the NRO clowns were "Ineffectual". Not really. They were liberal grifters.

Posted by: rcocean at February 19, 2021 11:36 AM (evE25)

156 Are people starting to wake-up yet to the fact that we're going to soon need...
- our own banks
- our own supply chains
- our own communications channels
- etc.

All of it. Everything. Will need to be built from the ground-up for anyone unwilling to accept the mark of the beast. Soon.

Posted by: Doctor.Boom at February 19, 2021 11:36 AM (NYS7S)

157 I've been hearing about paperless since the 80s, but computers have largely generated *more* paperwork
Because the goal was NEVER to generate less paperwork. And this should generally be a point we all recognize - you don't spend this much time and effort on going "paperless" and 40 years later wind up with MORE paperwork if that isn't exactly what the people enacting the programs and policies wanted.

Less paperwork would mean ultimately, less government, fewer bureaucrats and less opportunities for lawyers. And the first two groups are the ones that have been in charge of this crap.

Posted by: 18-1 at February 19, 2021 11:36 AM (qlFIA)

158 He's a fake as far as I'm concerned. However, his sister has great cans.
Posted by: Inogame

I keep hearing his, but I need proof.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at February 19, 2021 11:36 AM (6cMoU)

159 154 79 Shapiro? Good on him for the Carano hiring, but I distrust the little shit. I find it hard not to suspect opportunism.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work phone at February 19, 2021 11:28 AM (7faTs)

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I'm fine with opportunism.

Creating opportunity to advance conservative individuals is something that should be encouraged. We don't want just the selfless on our side. We want the selfish and the greedy to feel incentivized to advance our interests as well.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at February 19, 2021 11:37 AM (LvTSG)

160 Noonan can eat a bag of dicks. After the whole Obama endorsement, she's got about as much conservative cred as Meghan McCain.

Posted by: Grapefruit LaCroix at February 19, 2021 11:37 AM (RTm36)

161 Honest, competent, independent, and accomplished people are anathema to the Deep State Establishment grifters and toadies whose only skill is riding the graft train!

Posted by: Commissar Chairman Hrothgar at February 19, 2021 11:37 AM (F0JZc)

162 I tend to take people at face value, at least until they give me more data about who they are.

Rush taught me to look for and perceive the hidden machinations behind the performances the politicians put on for the masses. I think this is valuable insight and I will always be grateful to him for teaching me that.

Posted by: Emmie: grubby, low-born, non-billionaire commenter at February 19, 2021 11:37 AM (ofYez)

163 Ah, Susan Oliver. Definitely a classic-style beauty. And, as others have commented, those eyes.

Too bad she didn't get an even semi-recurring role on Star Trek. I would have preferred her as Nurse Chapel. But, that wasn't going to happen, for obvious reasons.

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at February 19, 2021 11:37 AM (ch6++)

164 effects of the moderna COVID vaccine:

https://www.bitchute.com/video/ALjhPNiwYvKP/

Posted by: shibumi at February 19, 2021 11:37 AM (tjZg/)

165 To gauge their reaction I ordered a Radler. Bartender wasn't familiar with that so I explained it was half Pilsner beer and half Diet Coke.

I thought a Radler was Pilsner and lemonade.

Posted by: N.L. Urker at February 19, 2021 11:37 AM (lgiXo)

166 The film George and Susan did together is Your Cheatin' Heart, a 1964 (?) biopic of Hank Williams Sr. George did look something like Hank, though less cadaverous.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 19, 2021 11:37 AM (yvr3o)

167 Good save, Wolfie. Teh Barrel goes hungry.

Posted by: creeper at February 19, 2021 11:37 AM (XxJt1)

168 134 "This goes back to rich kid William F. Buckley"

WFB was a bad writer.

There, I said it.
Posted by: Long gpCoin at February 19, 2021 11:34 AM (qpX6U)


I actually agree with this. It is one of my "contrarian positions." I never thought he was a good writer, and do not understand all of the praise got for this. Knowing a few long words doesn't make you a good writer.

And I also read one of his "Blackford Oakes" spy novels. It was pure dreck.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at February 19, 2021 11:37 AM (6qiL2)

169 And now, straight from the Twilight Zone, Zhou Bai Den's immigration bill is worse than you can possibly imagine.
They know they won't get much of this, it's just to give the GOPes cover to vote for a watered down version. And they will.

Posted by: pep at February 19, 2021 11:37 AM (v16oJ)

170 A writer? Like letters and such?

-William Munny

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 19, 2021 11:37 AM (kTF2Z)

171 Our elites seem to think allowing their opponents to blatantly steal an election and purge anyone is just fine and dandy - because they wanted Trump gone too.

It's what Rush used to call the chickification of politics. For important biological reasons, women hate conflict unless they're generating it themselves. And that's become the default position of the elite class: my pushback is righteous and yours is terrible and repellant. Anyone who's been to high school recognizes the dynamic.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 19, 2021 11:38 AM (ZGrMX)

172 I know I shouldn't be but I'm surprised by how quickly the Democratic Party went full-on, anti-American demonically insane.
The virus must have been lurking right under the surface.
Posted by: N.L. Urker at February 19, 2021 11:23 AM (lgiXo)

It wasn't a transformation, it was a revelation.

Posted by: ... at February 19, 2021 11:38 AM (DnmCs)

173 I also very much appreciate that Rush shared his faith in Christ in recent months. I hope he inspired others to trust in Jesus.

Posted by: Emmie: grubby, low-born, non-billionaire commenter at February 19, 2021 11:38 AM (ofYez)

174 88 It amazes me damn near daily that anyone here gives a shit what anyone at National Review has to say, ever.

BTW, has anyone coined the term E-publicans yet? Because that's who they are, and that's who they support.
Posted by: Grapefruit LaCroix at February 19, 2021 11:29 AM (RTm36)


Don't give a flying fuck what those snobby dipshits think. Wont stop us from calling them out and mocking them though.

Posted by: Buzzion at February 19, 2021 11:38 AM (G2zl5)

175 146 (ed. note: I don't even particularly care for Radlers) Needless to say, I failed the armpit sniff test and the remainder of the meal was awkward to say the least. They were pretentious snob wannabes.

The food sucked, too.


It's a good thing they didn't hand you a "Nadler."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 19, 2021 11:38 AM (s2VJv)

176 Resolved: that anybody twice found innocent of contrived Democrat charges be forbidden burial at Arlington...

Posted by: Nanzi P at February 19, 2021 11:38 AM (vOGqy)

177
Yes you're right, but to be fair, during that time, the Birchers
were claiming that Dwight Eisenhower was self-consciously an agent for
the Soviet Union. I mean, c'mon, man


You know we did spent 4 years were most of the left were claiming President Trump was self-consciously an agent for Russia.
Or perhaps more to the point, we currently have a President who is an agent for China (self-consciously or not)

Posted by: 18-1 at February 19, 2021 11:38 AM (qlFIA)

178 Probably instead of being shocked at NRO or the Never-Trumpers being NOT conservative, we just face reality and consider them leftists. They did support (overtly or covertly) Hillary in 2016 and 2020. They did act toward the Covington Boys and the Jan 6th protest, just like Leftists. In fact, what precisely do they disagree with the left on? It seems they like Big Business more, and aren't as extreme on some social issues, and that's about it.

Posted by: rcocean at February 19, 2021 11:39 AM (evE25)

179 Elitism: The ability to write a three page explanation of a concept that could be explained in 1 paragraph.

Posted by: blake - Dr semi lurker in marginal standing at February 19, 2021 11:39 AM (2SdPm)

180 Calling a lid at 9:45 am today.

Posted by: Joe Mama at February 19, 2021 11:39 AM (vD+8F)

181 Yes you're right, but to be fair, during that time, the Birchers were claiming that Dwight Eisenhower was self-consciously an agent for the Soviet Union. I mean, c'mon, man...

That was the straw that broke Buckley's back.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at February 19, 2021 11:35 AM (6qiL2)
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Thanks. I was not aware of that.

So, we were destroying the right on both sides back then too?

Then, I have to just add it up to the willfulness of the Democratic Party. How it panders to the willfulness of voters and serves as a conduit to expand the reach of willfulness over everybody.

Posted by: Axeman at February 19, 2021 11:39 AM (FYe3W)

182 176 Resolved: that anybody twice found innocent of contrived Democrat charges be forbidden burial at Arlington...
Posted by: Nanzi P at February 19, 2021 11:38 AM (vOGqy)


Pelosi deserves burial at Arlington.

Alive.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 19, 2021 11:39 AM (s2VJv)

183 I liked Buckley's book 'Airborne', I believe the title was, but it was about crossing the Atlantic on a sailing yacht.
Posted by: Grapefruit LaCroix at February 19, 2021 11:34 AM (RTm36)



I bought that and read it the same month that I read The Walkabout, a book about a South African family buying a dangerously delipidated sloop to use to move to South America. The contrast was amusing. Buckley would start the engines anytime their sailing speed dropped below 5 knots. The South Africans couldn't afford stainless rigging and had to improvise a solution against corrosion.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 19, 2021 11:39 AM (yQpMk)

184 I never really appreciated his fascination with big words. And yes a
large vocabulary is a good thing but the point is communicating, not
demonstrate your vocabulary.
Indubitably.

Posted by: pep at February 19, 2021 11:39 AM (v16oJ)

185
And I also read one of his "Blackford Oakes" spy novels. It was pure dreck.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at February 19, 2021 11:37 AM (6qiL2)

I read one of those. I never felt the need to read another.

Posted by: N.L. Urker at February 19, 2021 11:39 AM (lgiXo)

186 50 The conservative elite have always been this way. We just found out when Trump was elected.
Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 19, 2021 11:24 AM (jvt6t)

That's what interests me about TuCa. If anybody exemplifies "preppy country club Republican" it's Carlson (married to the Swanson frozen foods heiress), yet he decided to stick up for ordinary Trump voters. I don't know Carlson and don't know whether his choice was made out of conviction or calculated self-interest, but what is certain is he's taken a lot of shit for it and lost a lot of friends. There's a 2015 clip of him on a panel at the American Enterprise Institute with Goldberg, Jonathan V. Last, Lileks, P.J. O'Rourke, and some other Kristol flunkey. It was a light-hearted, funny gathering. A year later, were any of those people still talking to him? What's especially dismaying is O'Rourke - who was NOT to the manner born, and yet seems to have become an out-of-touch New England squire in his final years.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V at February 19, 2021 11:39 AM (HabA/)

187 Hamilton of course was also a news magnet in the mid-'60s when he dated Lyndon Johnson's daughter Luci (or Lynda; I'm not sure which). There were all sorts of jokes about whether he would go into politics if he married her.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 19, 2021 11:39 AM (yvr3o)

188 52 I think Buckley more than anybody started the "I'm the good kind of conservative" appeal to the left. (Because of his sacrificial lamb of the John Birch Society).

And perhaps because of his cocktail circles.
Posted by: Axeman at February 19, 2021 11:25 AM (FYe3W)

But let's face it, the Birchers were nuts.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 19, 2021 11:39 AM (49Dnm)

189 Remember, you can control a man with knowledge of his sins and weaknesses.

That's the way the Russians used to do it. They extorted every homosexual working for the government they could find.

Posted by: Axeman

Paging Anthony Fauci, report to the Ft. Marcy Park dead drop site...

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at February 19, 2021 11:40 AM (6cMoU)

190 179 Elitism: The ability to write a three page explanation of a concept that could be explained in 1 paragraph.
Posted by: blake - Dr semi lurker in marginal standing at February 19, 2021 11:39 AM (2SdPm)

Boca di caca...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 19, 2021 11:40 AM (s2VJv)

191 Mmmmmm, chocolate scones look good.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 19, 2021 11:40 AM (k4dH2)

192 They know they won't get much of this, it's just to give the GOPes cover to vote for a watered down version. And they will.
Posted by: pep at February 19, 2021 11:37 AM (v16oJ)
++++
I doubt it. Those are the old rules. They'll get 20+ turncoats in the house and 3-10 in the Senate. Even without them, they can ram it through like they did Obamacare.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 19, 2021 11:40 AM (UZVEt)

193 My mother just told me that CNN is reporting that after death, Rush was still moving and acting, even reaching out and choking his Dr. calling her a bitch.

I'm sorry, but if this is actually being reported by CNN, they should be burned at the stake as witches.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at February 19, 2021 11:40 AM (vf0Uk)

194 Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at February 19, 2021 11:29 AM (HaL55)

True but it was Bush Sr. that negotiated the treaty and Bob Dole pushed it thru.

There is plenty of blame to go around. They didn't count on the Chinese being as self centered as they turned out to be.

Just a look at their history should tell you that they are very very racist and they view all other peoples as subjects and lesser beings.

Posted by: jakee308.com at February 19, 2021 11:40 AM (LyEz9)

195 Honey is there to put on the sopaipillas, or to take directly, to kill the burning sensation of the hot green or red chiles. It works with any super-spicy food -- anything sweet will douse the fire. Water will spread the heat around, but the honey or sweet stuff will put it out.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 19, 2021 11:35 AM (yvr3o)

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You can also get sopapillas has a main dish, stuffed similar like a burrito. And, yes, smothered in green or red chile.

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at February 19, 2021 11:40 AM (ch6++)

196 I know I shouldn't be but I'm surprised by how quickly the Democratic Party went full-on, anti-American demonically insane.
The virus must have been lurking right under the surface.
Posted by: N.L. Urker at February 19, 2021 11:23 AM (lgiXo)

It wasn't a transformation, it was a revelation.
Posted by: ... at February 19, 2021 11:38 AM (DnmCs)

Yeah, the infection began after 1972 as the commie bastard war protesting Left began to take over the Democratic party. It spread and spread until they seized complete control around 2002 or 2004.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at February 19, 2021 11:40 AM (ifmtJ)

197 And how does NM cuisine differ from SW or Tex Mex in general.

****

NM also features puffy tacos, made with a fry bread of some type.

Also stacked enhiladas (corn tortillas, layered several high with red chile (I usually see meat and beans) or enchilada sauce and maybe cheese, and topped with a fried egg.

They are also on the green mild chiles (best from the area around Hatch, NM near Truth or Consequences) mixed with pork for a hearty sauce or soup.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 19, 2021 11:40 AM (m45I2)

198 150
We lost in-home internet almost 12 hours before we lost power. On Tuesday we lost all cell service except for emergency calls, which I can foresee as being used by the government on purpose at some point. Did others have this experience? Any advice on preventing it in the future?
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 19, 2021 11:31 AM (1lKRm)

We lost Internet simultaneously with power. But I agree its very concerning. Others have complete control
Over communications, calls for
Help, etc.
I ditched my landline telephone last year and am regretting it
Posted by: LASue at February 19, 2021 11:35 AM (Ed8Zd)

StarLink, My Brother is on the list to get it and i will let you know how it works. He has a Cabin out in the middle of Nowhere, Depending on where you are on his Property you don't get a signal.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at February 19, 2021 11:40 AM (dKiJG)

199 184 I never really appreciated his fascination with big words. And yes a
large vocabulary is a good thing but the point is communicating, not
demonstrate your vocabulary.Indubitably.
Posted by: pep at February 19, 2021 11:39 AM (v16oJ)

ISWYD.

Posted by: N.L. Urker at February 19, 2021 11:41 AM (lgiXo)

200 I've always wondered how much of the corruption surrounding the Clintons traced to Hillary and not Bill. If I were a gamblin' woman I would say most of it.

Posted by: creeper at February 19, 2021 11:31 AM (XxJt1)
---
Remember, you can control a man with knowledge of his sins and weaknesses.

That's the way the Russians used to do it. They extorted every homosexual working for the government they could find.
Posted by: Axeman at February 19, 2021 11:35 AM (FYe3W)


Electing a cooch addict like Slick was a huge mistake. Of the two, Rodham was just a money grubbing harpy, a latter day Ma Barker.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at February 19, 2021 11:41 AM (y7DUB)

201 People forget the REAL Reasons WFB went after the JB Society. The first is they were just plain dumb. They did stupid shit like Call Eisenhower a communist. Second, and the real reason is the JB Society did NOT support the Vietnam war. They thought - quite correctly - that it was a sham, a fake fight against communism, which would hurt the cause of Anti-communism and the USA and NOT hurt the USSR or Communism. And they were completely right.

Posted by: rcocean at February 19, 2021 11:41 AM (evE25)

202
Pelosi deserves burial at Arlington.

Alive.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 19, 2021 11:39 AM (s2VJv)


I would not do that to the souls buried there.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at February 19, 2021 11:41 AM (vf0Uk)

203
Weird. I find myself scanning at the clock and waiting to tune into Rush.

Sad.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 19, 2021 11:41 AM (s2VJv)

204 I get the impression the NM difference is because they put the green or red chile sauce on everything. I wouldn't be surprised if they popped it onto ice cream.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 19, 2021 11:35 AM (yvr3o)

My favorite local restaurant is run by a family from New Mexico, so they do the New Mexican style. their green chili is far and away the best I've ever had. And I eat a lot of Mexican food. there are several really excellent mom and pop places in my AO.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, a fine Irish pub what no longer exists at February 19, 2021 11:42 AM (x8Wzq)

205 202
I would not do that to the souls buried there.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at February 19, 2021 11:41 AM (vf0Uk)

========

Their souls are trapped in the coffins?!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at February 19, 2021 11:42 AM (LvTSG)

206 Speaking of Star Trek . . .

Marina Sirtis
@Marina_Sirtis
Don't get me wrong, my heart bleeds for what Texans are going through right now but the mean girl in me says you get the government you deserve and they have voted Republican, across the board, for the last 20 years.

-
Oh, I don't think we'll get you wrong, Marty!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 19, 2021 11:42 AM (VVEnO)

207 202
Pelosi deserves burial at Arlington.

Alive.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 19, 2021 11:39 AM (s2VJv)

I would not do that to the souls buried there.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at February 19, 2021 11:41 AM (vf0Uk)


The Arlington Sewage Treatment Plant.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 19, 2021 11:42 AM (s2VJv)

208 But let's face it, the Birchers were nuts.
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 19, 2021 11:39 AM (49Dnm)

Perhaps. Maybe.

But they were right about what precisely is finishing-us off as a country right now - the communists long march through our institutions - as long ago as the early 1960's, when literally nobody else (except maybe Tailgunner Joe) was even talking about it.

Posted by: Doctor.Boom at February 19, 2021 11:42 AM (NYS7S)

209 Boca di caca...
Posted by: J.J. Sefton


***


Logorrhea

Posted by: Muldoon at February 19, 2021 11:42 AM (m45I2)

210 We're witnessing the attempted destruction of one man...emotionally, physically and economically. That this man is a duly elected president of the United States defies comprehension.

Posted by: creeper at February 19, 2021 11:42 AM (XxJt1)

211 https://tinyurl.com/1rugozj1

From the description: This group of people showed up to a Trader Joes grocery store in Santa Cruz, California and they proceeded to cause some very much needed EPIC CHAOS!!!

Posted by: Gaelic Girl's Irish Democracy at February 19, 2021 11:34 AM (5FCda)

heh. Employees went after them like crazy. Guys should've just started stealing stuff and the employees would have stood down. Cali, you know.

Posted by: Deep State 910 at February 19, 2021 11:42 AM (qcmJn)

212 That "diet Coke" Rush was served, was probably Tab...

I'm sure it was indulged in by the hoi polloi, but it was the go to beverage of the monied set when I was a yoot...

Posted by: Wooderson at February 19, 2021 11:42 AM (BgMrQ)

213 Ah, Susan Oliver. Definitely a classic-style beauty. And, as others have commented, those eyes.

Too bad she didn't get an even semi-recurring role on Star Trek. I would have preferred her as Nurse Chapel. But, that wasn't going to happen, for obvious reasons.
Posted by: Curly Shuffle at February 19, 2021


***

She would have made a better Nurse Chapel. She'd have grabbed all the attention from Kirk, though, if she'd been cast as the captain's yeoman when Grace Lee Whitney left. And she would have made an interesting Batgirl, or maybe even Catwoman!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 19, 2021 11:42 AM (yvr3o)

214 Most truly intelligent people get directed to useful fields like engineering, medicine, science, etc. Those who don't have direction become intellectuals--people who believe their understanding of things is greater than the people actually involved in what the intellectual deigns to focus on. This belief that intellectual thought absent physical experience provides superior understanding is behind most of our current problems coming out of Washington.

Posted by: iandeal at February 19, 2021 11:43 AM (iEpAM)

215 206 Speaking of Star Trek . . .

Marina Sirtis
@Marina_Sirtis
Don't get me wrong, my heart bleeds for what Texans are going through right now but the mean girl in me says you get the government you deserve and they have voted Republican, across the board, for the last 20 years.

-
Oh, I don't think we'll get you wrong, Marty!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 19, 2021 11:42 AM (VVEnO)

=========

I can't wait until she says the same thing about the union members who voted for Biden and then lost their jobs.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at February 19, 2021 11:43 AM (LvTSG)

216 206 Speaking of Star Trek . . .

Marina Sirtis
@Marina_Sirtis
Don't get me wrong, my heart bleeds for what Texans are going through right now but the mean girl in me says you get the government you deserve and they have voted Republican, across the board, for the last 20 years.

-
Oh, I don't think we'll get you wrong, Marty!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 19, 2021 11:42 AM (VVEnO)


Someone ought to inform sugartits about that place known as Detroit.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 19, 2021 11:43 AM (s2VJv)

217 The Arlington Sewage Treatment Plant.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 19, 2021 11:42 AM (s2VJv)
---------------

Why do you hate us? Plus, the amount of toxic waste in that woman would probably kill the bacteria needed for the treatment process!

Posted by: Arlington Sewage Treatment Plant at February 19, 2021 11:44 AM (2SdPm)

218 An Indian taco is made with fry bread

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at February 19, 2021 11:44 AM (9d4A3)

219 Pug, the best green Chili I've ever had was at the Texas MoMe.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 19, 2021 11:44 AM (sd8p8)

220 But let's face it, the Birchers were nuts.
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 19, 2021 11:39 AM (49Dnm)

Before my time, thus I now question everything I've been told and did not experience.

Posted by: Inogame at February 19, 2021 11:44 AM (EILju)

221 What's especially dismaying is O'Rourke - who was NOT to the manner born, and yet seems to have become an out-of-touch New England squire in his final years.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&V at February 19, 2021 11:39 AM (HabA/)

He got old, he got comfortable, he got married, he got kids, he got soft. He also seems to have caught Heinlein's Disease, letting the praise of your writing convince you that you're A Thinker. His stuff from the eighties and nineties is still great.

Posted by: Vanya at February 19, 2021 11:44 AM (gAFsE)

222 #174 we have to "give a shit" about national review and the clowns at Bulwark and Dispatch because the MSM holds them up as "True Conservatives" and puts on their TV shows and gives them newspaper space. We can't just go silent, and let them get away with it. But, otherwise, I agree. They are worthless, weak and stupid grifters. Without their left-wing buddies giving them gigs, no one would care about them.

Posted by: rcocean at February 19, 2021 11:44 AM (evE25)

223 Peggy Noonon has been less the useless for more years than I can count on two hands. On the other hand, I can continue counting.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at February 19, 2021 11:44 AM (6cMoU)

224 The food sucked, too.
Posted by: Muldoon at February 19, 2021 11:35 AM


I've reached the conclusion that "elite" food is meant to be looked at, not eaten.

Posted by: Chuck C at February 19, 2021 11:44 AM (awtm/)

225 134 "This goes back to rich kid William F. Buckley"

WFB was a bad writer.

There, I said it.
Posted by: Long gpCoin at February 19, 2021 11:34 AM (qpX6U)

It depends. Back in the day I read his newspaper column in the commentary section with great enthusiasm. The ONLY thing that put me off was that I felt he was a little too self-congratulatory. His non-fiction books were OK. I can't speak for the spy novels for I never read those.

I think that confined to a column he was good.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 19, 2021 11:45 AM (49Dnm)

226 2 / 2

Rush and PDT were both like that; genuine organic growth rather than products of media and marketing.

So whatever the Next Wave is, it's gonna be a surprise when it gets here ... let's hope that we are gonna be the roadrunner and the commies are the coyote.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at February 19, 2021 11:45 AM (h89VN)

227 216
Someone ought to inform sugartits about that place known as Detroit.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 19, 2021 11:43 AM (s2VJv)

Detroit, Chicago, Portland, NYC, Charlotte,.............

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at February 19, 2021 11:45 AM (N39Ws)

228 We don't want just the selfless on our side. We want the selfish and the greedy to feel incentivized to advance our interests as well.

Yes. Part of the Gramscian march was making the selfish and the greedy feel incentivized to be hard left. ("Get woke go broke" isn't true as often as people think). So anyone doing things the other way is good.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 19, 2021 11:45 AM (ZGrMX)

229 NM also features puffy tacos, made with a fry bread of some type.

Also stacked enhiladas (corn tortillas, layered several high with red chile (I usually see meat and beans) or enchilada sauce and maybe cheese, and topped with a fried egg.

They are also on the green mild chiles (best from the area around Hatch, NM near Truth or Consequences) mixed with pork for a hearty sauce or soup.
Posted by: Muldoon at February 19, 2021


***

And sopaipillas -- which are pretty much beignets, the flaky NO-style pastries, but without the confectioner's sugar. Good by themselves, but with honey, terrific.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 19, 2021 11:45 AM (yvr3o)

230 Resolved: that anybody twice found innocent of contrived Democrat charges be forbidden burial at Arlington...
Posted by: Nanzi P at February 19, 2021 11:38 AM (vOGqy)
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I'm pretty sure the courts have found that you can't draft bills so narrowly that they become a Bill of Attainder either.

Besides, this can become a political football (assuming another Republican hold in Washington). If it's just legislation Trump can pingpong in and out of the Arlington cemetery for decades with each bill that wants to chime in.

"Act 343 shall no longer inhibit twice-impeached Presidents from being interned at Arlington National Cemetary".

That's the thing, as the Democrat Party is the Party of Willfulness, there is no doubt that they intend to stay in power without end. But, provided that the American people can have any say against them, this is the defect about doing such things "under law".

If they are going to do this with a 50% vote, it can be undone with a 50% vote. The Willfull party has reduced us to slap-fighting.

Posted by: Axeman at February 19, 2021 11:45 AM (FYe3W)

231 Noonan can eat a bag of dicks. After the whole Obama endorsement, she's got about as much conservative cred as Meghan McCain.
Posted by: Grapefruit LaCroix at February 19, 2021 11:37 AM (RTm36)


Drunk Before Nooner seems very at home with Low IQ Meeka on the Morning Homewreckers.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at February 19, 2021 11:45 AM (y7DUB)

232 Don't we have a barrel for elite conservatives? Consider yourself part of the movement.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 19, 2021 11:45 AM (03n3v)

233 Pug, the best green Chili I've ever had was at the Texas MoMe.
Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 19, 2021 11:44 AM (sd8p

Wish I could have been there. Definitely next time. The stories of the food make me hungry and envious.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, a fine Irish pub what no longer exists at February 19, 2021 11:45 AM (x8Wzq)

234 Nurse Chapel is a useless, meaningless character. No function at all on the show. Any talent there would be wasted, so seems fitting that it went to Roddenberry's mistress instead of a real actress.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if anyone GAF. Talking to myself until I talk to nobody. at February 19, 2021 11:45 AM (Ve//x)

235 I've been saying for years now that Texas is already gone. Natives will deny it but it's true. That's how they got 25% of their electricity coming from windmills. Libs run all the big cities. See: California

Posted by: creeper at February 19, 2021 11:46 AM (XxJt1)

236 "Noonan can eat a bag of dicks. After the whole Obama endorsement, she's got about as much conservative cred as Meghan McCain."

haha. Exactly. Even at her best, before that, she had little influence. Great writing style, zero substance. When you're still telling stories about Reagan in 2007, you got nothing.

Posted by: rcocean at February 19, 2021 11:46 AM (evE25)

237

The Arlington Sewage Treatment Plant.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 19, 2021 11:42 AM (s2VJv)


Much better.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at February 19, 2021 11:46 AM (vf0Uk)

238 But let's face it, the Birchers were nuts.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 19, 2021 11:39 AM (49Dnm)


They were actually more right then wrong, as it turns out. Their problem was not being able to put on the brakes.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at February 19, 2021 11:46 AM (6qiL2)

239 https://tinyurl.com/1rugozj1

From the description: This group of people showed up to a Trader Joes grocery store in Santa Cruz, California and they proceeded to cause some very much needed EPIC CHAOS!!!

Posted by: Gaelic Girl's Irish Democracy at February 19, 2021 11:34 AM (5FCda)

That is just unreal to watch. One year, that's all it took.

Posted by: spypeach at February 19, 2021 11:46 AM (Up/Jb)

240 I just love it when past their sell by date out of work hack actresses try to put the knowledge on us rubes.

Sirtis, you wish someone still wanted you on their casting couch. Instead, you've decided to let us know you're nothing more than a bitter washed up hag.

Posted by: blake - Dr semi lurker in marginal standing at February 19, 2021 11:46 AM (2SdPm)

241 Pelosi deserves burial at Arlington.

Alive.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 19, 2021 11:39 AM (s2VJv)

I would not do that to the souls buried there.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at February 19, 2021 11:41 AM (vf0Uk)



I would make an exception if we could do it next week.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 19, 2021 11:46 AM (yQpMk)

242 ========

Their souls are trapped in the coffins?!
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at February 19, 2021 11:42 AM (LvTSG)


Depends on the book you read.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at February 19, 2021 11:47 AM (vf0Uk)

243 "Marina Sirtis
@Marina_Sirtis
Don't get me wrong, my heart bleeds for what Texans are going through right now but the mean girl in me says you get the government you deserve and they have voted Republican, across the board, for the last 20 years."

What's there to get? You're a c*nt, honey.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 19, 2021 11:47 AM (mzC78)

244 227 216
Someone ought to inform sugartits about that place known as Detroit.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 19, 2021 11:43 AM (s2VJv)

Detroit, Chicago, Portland, NYC, Charlotte,.............
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at February 19, 2021 11:45 AM (N39Ws)

LA, SF, NYC, Philly, St. Louis, Seattle...this could take a while.

Posted by: Tami at February 19, 2021 11:47 AM (cF8AT)

245 and yeah, WFB's "Airborne" was kind of a fun read ... about people from a different planet, affirm, but a fun read anyway.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at February 19, 2021 11:47 AM (h89VN)

246 The first time I had green chili was on a trip in Utah. You really never see green chili in New England.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 19, 2021 11:47 AM (sd8p8)

247 I've been saying for years now that Texas is already gone. Natives will deny it but it's true. That's how they got 25% of their electricity coming from windmills. Libs run all the big cities. See: California
Posted by: creeper at February 19, 2021 11:46 AM (XxJt1)

Texas will be purple in the next election. It will be blue by 2026.

Posted by: Doctor.Boom at February 19, 2021 11:47 AM (NYS7S)

248 Speaking of Star Trek . . .
Marina Sirtis
@Marina_Sirtis
Don't get me wrong, my heart bleeds for what Texans are going through right now but the mean girl in me says you get the government you deserve and they have voted Republican, across the board, for the last 20 years.
-
Oh, I don't think we'll get you wrong, Marty!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 19, 2021 11:42 AM (VVEnO)


Not exactly across the board unfortunately. Most Big cities are run by blue blue blue commies. Hence tne shit holeness But we are in much better shape statewide than we would be if a majority of the state house was dem. MUCH!!!

Posted by: LASue at February 19, 2021 11:48 AM (Ed8Zd)

249 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 19, 2021 11:39 AM (s2VJv)

That's a terrible thing to say.

Posted by: ... at February 19, 2021 11:48 AM (DnmCs)

250 @18

Trump instinctively knew the plandemic was bullshit but he had largely been boxed in by it, the Deep State and uniparty, he saw the vaccine as the pathway out of the box, so that's the path he took.

Damn, I miss our President.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at February 19, 2021 11:48 AM (Rji+c)

251 I mean the Congress could pass a bill concerning "All property-owning companies in the New York, New Jersey area that operate casinos ..."

It's not like lawyers can't find ways to "sound general" in their pursuit of specifics. They have done this with pork for decades going on a century.

But if you can prove in court that a law applies to one and only one person, I believe you have an effective Bill of Attainder.

Posted by: Axeman at February 19, 2021 11:48 AM (FYe3W)

252 215 206 Speaking of Star Trek . . .

Marina Sirtis
@Marina_Sirtis
Don't get me wrong, my heart bleeds for what Texans are going through right now but the mean girl in me says you get the government you deserve and they have voted Republican, across the board, for the last 20 years.

Remember these are the same Republicans who encourage vast sections of West Texas to become occupied with windmills. And it's funny, isn't it? Her alternative is to elect to power a party which is extremely hostile to energy, period.

And Ms. Sirtis would LOVE my Legislative representation for they are not conservative by any means. But they STILL do belong to what she would consider to be an illegal political movement, so never mind.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 19, 2021 11:48 AM (49Dnm)

253 I had a letter published by the "NY Post" today about Cuomo being referred to a "two-bit mafia don". I thought it was dead on and darkly amusing. If you live in NJ or NY and read the "NY Post", and would like to support my very modest and infrequent political writing (Not infrequent on the ASHQ board or through my whiteboard signs) through the newspaper please consider sending a donation made out to the church. We don't have the capability to live stream and I see that we need that, but need funds to get that done.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 19, 2021 11:48 AM (VP4Cd)

254 I've reached the conclusion that "elite" food is meant to be looked at, not eaten.
Posted by: Chuck C at February 19, 2021 11:44 AM (awtm/)

And the portions are too small.

There's a place down the road from me that serves gumbo in a bowl big enough to give you a heart attack, with rice, potato salad and a roll. I want mah belly filled, ya dig?

Posted by: Vanya at February 19, 2021 11:48 AM (gAFsE)

255 I get the impression the NM difference is because they put the green or red chile sauce on everything. I wouldn't be surprised if they popped it onto ice cream.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 19, 2021 11:35 AM (yvr3o)

the green chile sauce is the hallmark of New Mexico cuisine, and I like it a great deal. Kinda like how jalapenos are used on everything in Tex-Mex.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 19, 2021 11:48 AM (bxPTJ)

256 Buckley was an elitist and a snob but he didn't trust other elitists and snobs to run things.

He recognized the problem of epistemic lack of humility. That is, the educated are sometimes more dangerous because they don't know what they don't know.

Hence, God and Man at Yale and his statement about being ruled by the first 50 names in the Boston phone book than by Harvard.

Better to have someone with less expertise and more humility. And that was at a time when expertise was more empirical. Today Jonathan Gruber is considered expert.

NR today is the opposite of '55 Buckley, particularly jackasses like Kevin Williamson who seek status by punching right and down and shitting all over rural working class America.

Posted by: Josh Brolin's Blistered Taint at February 19, 2021 11:48 AM (KXtNg)

257 Polliwog,

Not much you can do about it. All it takes a a fiber cut and it can take down multiple internet services, including cell, for 24 hours. They all rely on some sort of fiber in the ground somewhere. We had some of our service go down due to a gas leak at Pittock mansion in Portland this week. It's a big collocation center. Everyone tries to have redundancy to route service around and I know that cell companies do have mobile units they can move into an area to try and get service back up.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at February 19, 2021 11:48 AM (5HBd1)

258 The food sucked, too.
Posted by: Muldoon at February 19, 2021 11:35 AM

I've reached the conclusion that "elite" food is meant to be looked at, not eaten.
Posted by: Chuck C at February 19, 2021 11:44 AM (awtm/)

The Marco Pierre White and Gordon Ramsay school of fresh ingredients, prepared simply is the best. Good food doesn't need needless complexity.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at February 19, 2021 11:49 AM (ifmtJ)

259 already gone. Natives will deny it but it's true. That's how they got 25% of their electricity coming from windmills. Libs run all the big cities. See: California
Posted by: creeper at February 19, 2021 11:46 AM (XxJt1)

Texas will be purple in the next election. It will be blue by 2026.
Posted by: Doctor.Boom at February 19, 2021 11:47 AM (NYS7S)

Ive been hearing this for10 years. So far so good.

Posted by: LASue at February 19, 2021 11:49 AM (Ed8Zd)

260 His stuff from the eighties and nineties is still great.
Posted by: Vanya at February 19, 2021 11:44 AM


I would add CEO of the Sofa and Holidays in Heck (mostly about travelling with his kids).

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 19, 2021 11:49 AM (ejd/p)

261 I don't agree with the label used for those who think they are our overseers (and in many cases are); elites.

That just agrees with what they think of themselves and that's not how we should look at them.

Just as calling the tech censors Masters of the Universe.

Don't give them what they wish or desire or believe they deserve.

Find pejoratives. Sure we're being sarcastic when we say that stuff but it's still a loaded label.

Posted by: jakee308.com at February 19, 2021 11:49 AM (LyEz9)

262 Don't get me wrong, my heart bleeds for what Texans are going through right now but
---------

A "but" negates everything before it.

Posted by: ... at February 19, 2021 11:49 AM (DnmCs)

263 Nurse Chapel is a useless, meaningless character. No function at all on the show. Any talent there would be wasted, so seems fitting that it went to Roddenberry's mistress instead of a real actress.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if anyone GAF. Talking to myself until I talk to nobody. at February 19, 2021


***

Her function was to be hopelessly in love with Mr. Spock. She seems out of key with the other characters, because they had actual work or story functions. Her essence was emotional, which didn't fit with the others.

She proved her effectiveness as an actress with her appearances as Troi's mother in TNG. An annoying character, yes, but that was her function there (with the exception of that dramatic, tragic story with David Ogden Stiers).

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 19, 2021 11:49 AM (yvr3o)

264 "176 Resolved: that anybody twice found innocent of contrived Democrat charges be forbidden burial at Arlington...
Posted by: Nanzi P at February 19, 2021"
******
What makes Pelosi et al think Donald Trump even wants to be buried at Arlington? I'm sure he's still has a lot of living planned and isn't the least bit concerned about his corpse's future resting place.

Posted by: Cosda at February 19, 2021 11:49 AM (5eKnc)

265 That is just unreal to watch. One year, that's all it took.
Posted by: spypeach at February 19, 2021 11:46 AM (Up/Jb)
++++
One year is what it took to start seeing some pushback against the condition. It took less than six weeks to get to the point that made that pushback - however belated and minor - inevitable.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 19, 2021 11:50 AM (UZVEt)

266 Not exactly across the board unfortunately. Most Big cities are run by blue blue blue commies. Hence tne shit holeness But we are in much better shape statewide than we would be if a majority of the state house was dem. MUCH!!!

Posted by: LASue at February 19, 2021 11:48 AM (Ed8Zd)

The HR is essentially a Dem majority thanks to that gutless wonder Dade Phelan, Speaker of the House, who got in with Dem support and thus is in hock to them.

And the Senate? Just check out the stellar voting record of my Senator, Mr. Seliger of TX #31.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 19, 2021 11:50 AM (49Dnm)

267 effects of the moderna COVID vaccine:

https://www.bitchute.com/video/ALjhPNiwYvKP/
Posted by: shibumi at February 19, 2021 11:37 AM (tjZg/)

Thank you for posting this. I'm trying to warn my roommates not to take the vaccine, as I've been reading a lot about the already seen and potential future side effects.

Posted by: Gaelic Girl's Irish Democracy at February 19, 2021 11:50 AM (5FCda)

268 238 But let's face it, the Birchers were nuts.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 19, 2021 11:39 AM (49Dnm)

They were actually more right then wrong, as it turns out. Their problem was not being able to put on the brakes.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at February 19, 2021 11:46 AM (6qiL2)

Just remember that in the future students will be taught that all of the MAGA people were nuts, because they all attacked the Capitol and tried to burn all the congressmen alive.

don't believe the history that you've been taught.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 19, 2021 11:50 AM (bxPTJ)

269 The Green Girl and Geh Zorro!!

Posted by: Flyover - RRIP at February 19, 2021 11:50 AM (Rbu5d)

270 However, I have come to regret and seriously reject Buckley's sabotage of the John Birch Society, which I have come to understand 1) was not as racist as portrayed, and 2) almost all its predictions about what Marxists would do to this country have been fulfilled--or at least significantly demonstrated.
Posted by: Axeman at February 19, 2021 11:22 AM (FYe3W)

The John Birch society wasn't racist back in the day. It became more racist and crazy after it had become a fringe group.

Largely speaking the John Birch society did not in the time of its prominence differ from much of the Republican party. It had congresscritters as members and such. There wasn't so much an ideological conflict as a personal/leadership conflict.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at February 19, 2021 11:50 AM (Zm+LZ)

271 2022 midterms...

We've got to primary a lot of people and replace them with hard core, vindictive, merciless office holders who are bent on inflicting maximum pain and revenge.

Then I'll be happy.

Posted by: jwest at February 19, 2021 11:51 AM (/BlEx)

272 Better to have someone with less expertise and more humility. And that was at a time when expertise was more empirical. Today Jonathan Gruber is considered expert.

NR today is the opposite of '55 Buckley, particularly jackasses like Kevin Williamson who seek status by punching right and down and shitting all over rural working class America.
Posted by: Josh Brolin's Blistered Taint at February 19, 2021 11:48 AM (KXtNg)

And he hates his dad... anyone he perceives like him.

Posted by: Inogame at February 19, 2021 11:51 AM (EILju)

273 Nanzi Pelosi is wholly owned by Satan.

Posted by: N.L. Urker at February 19, 2021 11:51 AM (lgiXo)

274 I rate this song as mostly scientifically accurate:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKN1M74qcYE&feature=emb_logo

Posted by: shibumi at February 19, 2021 11:52 AM (tjZg/)

275 100 I knew George Hamilton, but the girl stumped me till I saw her last pic -- Yvonne Craig, a/k/a Batgirl.
Posted by: DynamiteDan at February 19, 2021 11:30 AM (su76E)


Craig also played an Orion slave girl. Lost her head over a crazy

Posted by: Fox2! at February 19, 2021 11:52 AM (qyH+l)

276 Posted by: LASue at February 19, 2021 11:35 AM (Ed8Zd)

Landlines aren't necessarily the cure. I've had too many "All circuits are busy, please hang up and try again later." messages during wide spread (town level) emergencies too be confident about those either. Is this where HAM radio comes in?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 19, 2021 11:52 AM (1lKRm)

277 @Marina_Sirtis
Don't get me wrong, my heart bleeds for what Texans are going through right now but the mean girl in me says you get the government you deserve and they have voted Republican, across the board, for the last 20 years."

What's there to get? You're a c*nt, honey.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 19, 2021 11:47 AM (mzC7
---
I'm "getting you wrong"? I'd be more concerned about what you *aren't* getting right. Green legislation doesn't keep windmills running and pipes unfrozen.

AND (file this under liberals don't ever actually mean what they say) why the HELL would we be bailing out NY and CA if you GET THE GOVERNMENT YOU DESERVE, sugartits?!

Do we get the "systemic racism" we deserve? Is that why Minnesota/Minneapolis is blue all the way through and "systemic racism" killed George Floyd?

They don't mean anything they say.

Posted by: Axeman at February 19, 2021 11:52 AM (FYe3W)

278 The anti-working class thing goes back to the Greatest Generation, my parents' generation. So many guys came back from WW II and went to college on the G.I. Bill. Many of them were the first in their families to graduate college, and they were determined their kids would never do manual labor for a living.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- Bitterly clinging to the deplorable life at February 19, 2021 11:53 AM (NL33G)

279 I don't eat that much anymore. I am almost always disappointed by some aspect of the meal that I know I could have done better and for way less money. Especially true of expensive fish dishes like Swordfish or Halibut.
I stick to food that I really can't easily do myself, like sushi or duck or prime rib.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 19, 2021 11:53 AM (sd8p8)

280 I saw Buckley at a speech on campus in the early 90s. He was asked if he liked Rush Limbaugh and proceeded with a 5 minute soliloquy about some historical figures who went out on a boat so a secret could be told. Buckley ended the story by whispering, "I like him."

Rush has a longer lasting legacy than Buckley with all the Rush babies out there who learned to think for themselves. I raised two of them.

Posted by: Valiant at February 19, 2021 11:53 AM (3MiF8)

281 Bill Buckley was the founding member of Conservative Inc. He purged the nationalist wing from the Republicans and conservatives with the demonizing of the John Birch Society. He has been revealed by his son as a narcissist in the evil true meaning of that term. Rush was fooled like many of us by Buckley and the Bushes and others. Nevertheless, Rush did much good and I think his eyes were opening during his last few years. He completed his watch with style.

Posted by: Star Tripper at February 19, 2021 11:53 AM (qbtzn)

282 I've been noticing this most of my life. I've always felt like most people have been infiltrated by a star trek ear worm. They don't see things obviously there and see things that aren't there.

At 15 I talked my dad into dropping me downtown at the library of congress so I could look at some contemporaneous sources and primary sources on an ap history paper I was doing on Joseph McCarthy. I came out understanding that everyone's "understanding" of McCarthy was bullshit.

If that was a lie and if that "everyone knows" was wrong, what else was.

Most everything.

And at all my elite private schools and universities....they were either shallow or unlearned or complicit.

Was it me? Was I wrong? A bit of research with an eye toward agendas....nope, not me.

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at February 19, 2021 11:54 AM (ySQBZ)

283 What makes Pelosi et al think Donald Trump even wants to be buried at Arlington? I'm sure he's still has a lot of living planned and isn't the least bit concerned about his corpse's future resting place.

Posted by: Cosda at February 19, 2021 11:49 AM (5eKnc)
---
It just sates the Washington Mean Girl ethic for now.

Posted by: Axeman at February 19, 2021 11:54 AM (FYe3W)

284
*Gorilla*

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 19, 2021 11:54 AM (4ICl5)

285 Seattle is looking at repealing its bike helmet law. Why? Because minorities are violating it more than Whitey. So of course the solution is to get rid of the law. Much like how CA made shoplifting legal because too many minorities were getting arrested for shoplifting.

In a year or two, there is guaranteed to be a report saying too many minorities are getting killed while biking and we must implement a helmet law ASAP.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at February 19, 2021 11:54 AM (oLbMG)

286 Wasn't the "who dis" lady the captive breeding stock for Captain Pike in his episode?

Posted by: Wooderson at February 19, 2021 11:55 AM (BgMrQ)

287 Ommm mani paycheck hummmm...

Happy Fappy Friday, y'all.

Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at February 19, 2021 11:55 AM (nakwk)

288 Obese and a heavy smoker
Of course he died early because ofifestyle choices

Posted by: Proud Moderate at February 19, 2021 11:55 AM (26S8L)

289 Thank you for posting this. I'm trying to warn my roommates not to take the vaccine, as I've been reading a lot about the already seen and potential future side effects.


You're welcome. This one is a lot worse:

https://www.bitchute.com/video/9KCxyj9zQ4N8/

There are also those who are concerned about female fertility; no one knows for sure if it will cause infertility or not, or if the children of women who took the vaccine will be fertile.

/but I'm sure the usual suspects will show up saying it's perfectly safe.

Posted by: shibumi at February 19, 2021 11:55 AM (tjZg/)

290 I don't eat that much anymore. I am almost always disappointed by some aspect of the meal that I know I could have done better and for way less money. Especially true of expensive fish dishes like Swordfish or Halibut.
I stick to food that I really can't easily do myself, like sushi or duck or prime rib.
Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 19, 2021 11:53 AM (sd8p
---------------

*fistbump*

Word.

The only reason my wife and I go out is to take a break from cooking. We cook fare better stuff at home. Heck, you should see the pizza we make.

Posted by: blake - Dr semi lurker in marginal standing at February 19, 2021 11:55 AM (2SdPm)

291 Quit telling me about the moderna side effects.. I get my second shot in 2 weeks

Posted by: It's me donna at February 19, 2021 11:55 AM (Zmnko)

292 Ommm mani paycheck hummmm...

Happy Fappy Friday, y'all.
Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at February 19, 2021 11:55 AM


Preach it.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 19, 2021 11:55 AM (ejd/p)

293
From The Root - The Blacker the Content the Sweeter the Truth

Democrats Are Stuck With a Republican Party Rife With Conspiracy Theorists, Anarchists and Terrorist Sympathizers

https://tinyurl.com/y8jjkajl

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 19, 2021 11:56 AM (63Dwl)

294 Fare?

Far.

Posted by: blake - Dr semi lurker in marginal standing at February 19, 2021 11:56 AM (2SdPm)

295 Posted by: Proud Moderate at February 19, 2021 11:55 AM (26S8L)


How's your anus?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 19, 2021 11:56 AM (yQpMk)

296 Sheez, we can't even get a troll with spellcheck.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 19, 2021 11:56 AM (xfb67)

297 @Breaking911

BREAKING: Dr. Fauci now says the COVID-19 vaccine will stop the spread of the virus and will protect those who are unvaccinated

This is the complete opposite of his previous position

There are currently multiple contradictory studies on whether the COVID-19 vaccine can prevent transmission.
Source: NBC

I know! Let's give him a $1 million reward! FFS...

Posted by: Tami at February 19, 2021 11:56 AM (cF8AT)

298 NM also features puffy tacos, made with a fry bread of some type.

Fry bread tacos are great. My mom had a cookbook with a recipe for "Navajo tacos" that were just fry bread with the usual taco stuff on top. I have doubts that they're at all authentic to what the Navajos make, but they're quite tasty.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 19, 2021 11:56 AM (ZGrMX)

299 155 Elitism implies there's something "Elite" about the clowns at NRO. There isn't. And same is true of the ex-NRO's at the Dispatch or the Bulwark. Limbaugh didn't like to criticize those on the Right, so he would hit soft and say the NRO clowns were "Ineffectual". Not really. They were liberal grifters.
Posted by: rcocean at February 19, 2021 11:36 AM (evE25)

Yeah. I'm not entirely comfortable with populism. After all, the Founding Fathers weren't a random collection of slobs. They were the best and brightest of their generation. The trouble I have is that today's elites are mediocrities who think they're smarter than anybody else. Their failures have been evident since the '60's at least - everything from the War on Poverty to the Iraq War - and yet they never admit mistakes and double down on their errors. It's infuriating to be talked down to by people who think they're superior, not only to you and I, but superior to Washington, Lincoln, Churchill, etc. Our "elites" are driving our civilization off the cliff and at the same time, they're turning around to tell those of us in the back seats what great drivers they are and how stupid we are.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V at February 19, 2021 11:56 AM (HabA/)

300 "Creating opportunity to advance conservative individuals is something
that should be encouraged. We don't want just the selfless on our side.
We want the selfish and the greedy to feel incentivized to advance our
interests as well." Posted by: The James Madison

We'll see if that's what Shapiro does though. I don't see his first film doing anything to advance our interests. As for Gina Carano, what kind of film is she going to make? She's pretty limited to being stuck in the action genre. I like her but she doesn't have the chops to carry a movie other then another woman power action movie.

Posted by: lowandslow at February 19, 2021 11:57 AM (qH6FZ)

301 Democrats Are Stuck With a Republican Party Rife With Conspiracy Theorists, Anarchists and Terrorist Sympathizers

https://tinyurl.com/y8jjkajl
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 19, 2021 11:56 AM (63Dwl)

That's funny. I have no sympathy for Antifa or BLM.

Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at February 19, 2021 11:57 AM (nakwk)

302 " Is this where HAM radio comes in?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 19, 2021 11:52 AM (1lKRm) "


Yup.

world - spanning communication with a 12 volt battery and a piece of wire up in the trees, to local communication on a handheld radio.

"When all else fails - Ham Radio"

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at February 19, 2021 11:57 AM (h89VN)

303 Fare?

Far.
Posted by: blake - Dr semi lurker in marginal standing at February 19, 2021 11:56 AM (2SdPm)
++++
Far better fare.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 19, 2021 11:57 AM (UZVEt)

304 In a year or two, there is guaranteed to be a report saying too many minorities are getting killed while biking and we must implement a helmet law ASAP.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at February 19, 2021 11:54 AM (oLbMG)

No. It will be we must ban cars.

Posted by: ... at February 19, 2021 11:57 AM (DnmCs)

305 I can't get enough of these Conservative Media Ecosystem™ midgets tilting at Limbaugh's skyscraper... It's fucking hilarious. They think they're smart and know things. They think they're accomplished and important. None of these things is remotely true. This is the apotheosis of the Dunning-Kruger effect.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 19, 2021 11:57 AM (z1CUc)

306 I guess you'd never have to feed a green chick. What with photosynthesis and all. That's a plus in my book.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe


But the less she wears, the fatter she gets.

"People of Walmart" joke to follow.

Posted by: mikeski at February 19, 2021 11:57 AM (P1f+c)

307 I had a letter published by the "NY Post" today
about Cuomo being referred to a "two-bit mafia don". I thought it was
dead on and darkly amusing. If you live in NJ or NY and read the "NY
Post", and would like to support my very modest and infrequent political
writing (Not infrequent on the ASHQ board or through my whiteboard
signs) through the newspaper please consider sending a donation made out
to the church. We don't have the capability to live stream and I see
that we need that, but need funds to get that done.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 19, 2021 11:48 AM (VP4Cd)

Found it! Like the last paragraph.
Oh, and I see Johnny Damon got busted for DUI.

Posted by: Vendette at February 19, 2021 11:57 AM (mDAxd)

308
Texas will be purple in the next election. It will be blue by 2026.
Posted by: Doctor.Boom at February 19, 2021 11:47 AM (NYS7S)

The best part about being a whiny defeatist is that it is EASY to sit around and be a whiny defeatist.

It's guaranteed, it's going to happen. so i should just sit around and be a whiny defeatist right along with you.

Or should I? TX has ALWAYS been a +5% Republican state. And one of the strongholds of the Dems has been the RGV. Mr. Trump made massive inroads there to the point where the party you insist will control this state forever starting in 2026 (and there is nothing we can do about it!, you whine) is SCARED SHITLESS. If the Republicans start to win in the RGV, that's yet another counterbalance to Austin and the like. And Texans aren't going to long tolerate the do-nothing DAs the urban counties are getting. (The state began turning Republican with SO races.)
But whatever, just sit around, and whine, whine, and whine.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 19, 2021 11:57 AM (49Dnm)

309 I don't eat that much anymore. . . .
Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 19, 2021


***

Sharon, if you meant "I don't eat out that much any more," then I'm with you. The prices alone are enough to horrify me. I'll go out to breakfast occasionally on a cold rainy morning, because it's fun to sit inside, snug and warm, and watch the rain fall. Though I could do that at home, too!

When a "low-priced," casual dinner for 2 people, no drinks or coffee or dessert, approaches $30 before the tip, it's time to learn more about home cooking.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 19, 2021 11:57 AM (yvr3o)

310 I know! Let's give him a $1 million reward! FFS...
Posted by: Tami at February 19, 2021 11:56 AM (cF8AT)
++++
"Fauci is a pure scientist."
- My company's 'Rona consultant

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 19, 2021 11:57 AM (UZVEt)

311 And when your ham radio fails, at least you can eat it.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 19, 2021 11:58 AM (xfb67)

312 So how much of the current situation is due to all the Republicants who quit rather than (successfully) run for reelection in 2018 because they couldn't be committee chairmen anymore under their own party's rules?

Posted by: SFGoth at February 19, 2021 11:58 AM (KAi1n)

313 How many prominent elected Republicans are calling Fauci and Gates on their BS?

Posted by: ... at February 19, 2021 11:58 AM (DnmCs)

314 he HR is essentially a Dem majority thanks to that gutless wonder Dade Phelan, Speaker of the House, who got in with Dem support and thus is in hock to them.

And the Senate? Just check out the stellar voting record of my Senator, Mr. Seliger of TX #31.
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 19, 2021 11:50I know him and his family and have talked to him about conservative issues at length. I dont agree with some but he felt the far far right was out of control and that moved him to occupy the center. Hes not running again.

Posted by: LASue at February 19, 2021 11:58 AM (Ed8Zd)

315 How's your anus?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 19, 2021 11:56 AM (yQpMk)

How's your anus, asshole?

Redundant?

Posted by: BignJames at February 19, 2021 11:58 AM (AwYPR)

316 Democrats Are Stuck With a Republican Party Rife With Conspiracy Theorists, Anarchists and Terrorist Sympathizers

https://tinyurl.com/y8jjkajl
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 19, 2021 11:56 AM (63Dwl)
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Because the idea that Putin controls the elected President of the United States who didn't do a thing to benefit Putin is *not* a theory about conspiracy, or something.

That's why it's foolish to worry about "optics". These people mean nothing they say.

Posted by: Axeman at February 19, 2021 11:58 AM (FYe3W)

317 310 I know! Let's give him a $1 million reward! FFS...
Posted by: Tami at February 19, 2021 11:56 AM (cF8AT)
++++
"Fauci is a pure scientist."
- My company's 'Rona consultant
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 19, 2021 11:57 AM (UZVEt)

We have truly reached Idiocracy.

Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at February 19, 2021 11:58 AM (nakwk)

318 I posted this yesterday:

@DeAngelisCorey
BREAKING: West Virginia full House just passed a bill to fund students instead of systems.
The vote was 60 to 29 with 1 absent
The bill to fund students instead of systems will now move to the West Virginia Senate.
====
Seems some people *cough* teacher's union *cough* are a might upset...

@WVPundette
WV school reform opponents are at throwing-everything-against-the-wall levels of cringe.

https://tinyurl.com/yc8dkguh

Posted by: Tami at February 19, 2021 11:58 AM (cF8AT)

319
We'll see if that's what Shapiro does though. I don't see his first film doing anything to advance our interests. As for Gina Carano, what kind of film is she going to make? She's pretty limited to being stuck in the action genre. I like her but she doesn't have the chops to carry a movie other then another woman power action movie.
Posted by: lowandslow at February 19, 2021 11:57 AM (qH6FZ)

There's only one way to find out.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 19, 2021 11:58 AM (49Dnm)

320 "Fauci is a pure scientist."
- My company's 'Rona consultant
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 19, 2021 11:57 AM (UZVEt)
---------------

Are you kidding me? Corona virus consultants are actually a thing?

Posted by: blake - Dr semi lurker in marginal standing at February 19, 2021 11:58 AM (2SdPm)

321 Oh, and I see Johnny Damon got busted for DUI.
Posted by: Vendette at February 19, 2021 11:57 AM (mDAxd)


I'm just an unfrozen caveman ballplayer. Your modern world frightens and confuses me.

Posted by: Johnny Damon at February 19, 2021 11:58 AM (yQpMk)

322 281 Bill Buckley was the founding member of Conservative Inc. He purged the nationalist wing from the Republicans and conservatives with the demonizing of the John Birch Society. He has been revealed by his son as a narcissist in the evil true meaning of that term. Rush was fooled like many of us by Buckley and the Bushes and others. Nevertheless, Rush did much good and I think his eyes were opening during his last few years. He completed his watch with style.
Posted by: Star Tripper at February 19, 2021 11:53 AM (qbtzn)

Let's make this absolutely clear. The conflict was started by the Birch society. If you're going to go after Eisenhower in that day and age, that was going to split the party. Furthermore, the Birch society included many prominent country club Republicans. It wasn't some ideologically special wing of the party.

Buckley's son is a liberal Obama voter. By all standards his father was much more on our side than his son could possibly be.

It still seems silly to me to insist Eisenhower was a communist agent.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at February 19, 2021 11:58 AM (Zm+LZ)

323 202 Pelosi deserves burial at Arlington.
Alive.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 19, 2021 11:39 AM (s2VJv)

Concur. But first I will motorboat her.....

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrppppp! You old sailor you!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 19, 2021 11:59 AM (R/m4+)

324 /off Dazed and Confused sock

Posted by: browndog at February 19, 2021 11:59 AM (BgMrQ)

325 NM also features puffy tacos, made with a fry bread of some type.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 19, 2021 11:40 AM


Not one Ashley Judd comment?

Horde, I am disappoint.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 19, 2021 11:59 AM (ejd/p)

326 Are you kidding me? Corona virus consultants are actually a thing?
Posted by: blake - Dr semi lurker in marginal standing at February 19, 2021 11:58 AM (2SdPm)
++++
Yup. He's an MD who consults on the 'Rona to handle company Q&A and provide input on things like reopening practices and schedules.

No. I am not kidding.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 19, 2021 12:00 PM (UZVEt)

327
Marina Sirtis
@Marina_Sirtis
Don't get me wrong, my heart bleeds for what Texans are going through right now but the mean girl in me says you get the government you deserve and they have voted Republican, across the board, for the last 20 years.


Here's how it works, stupid.

The reason Texas is in the situation it is isn't because of Republican leadership. It's because the squishy "republican" leadership got strong armed by the Owebama administration to take bucketloads of government subsidies to shut down USABLE power generation for wind and solar energy installations.

Period.

This is 100% on Democrat 'leadership' and GOPe fucktards.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at February 19, 2021 12:00 PM (vf0Uk)

328 "Fauci is a pure scientist."
- My company's 'Rona consultant
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 19, 2021 11:57 AM (UZVEt)

Hanging out in gay bathhouses... for SCIENCE!

Posted by: Vanya at February 19, 2021 12:00 PM (gAFsE)

329 Wasn't the "who dis" lady the captive breeding stock for Captain Pike in his episode?

Posted by: Wooderson at February 19, 2021


***

Right. Vina, Susan's role, had been rescued from a crashed human ship, but the natives didn't have a male human. So they decoyed the Enterprise in and kidnapped Pike.

The original "The Cage" pilot is darned good, strong stuff.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 19, 2021 12:00 PM (yvr3o)

330 Concur. But first I will motorboat her.....

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrppppp! You old sailor you!
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 19, 2021 11:59 AM (R/m4+)


You'd have to get down on your knees before her.

Posted by: N.L. Urker at February 19, 2021 12:00 PM (lgiXo)

331 Anyone else remember back when Oregon was running a campaign to get tourists to come there? It was back in the '60's, when Californians were flooding the state. The ads always stressed that you were welcome to visit but they didn't want you to stay.

As you can see, the ad campaign failed.

Texas is next.

Posted by: creeper at February 19, 2021 12:00 PM (XxJt1)

332 Are you kidding me? Corona virus consultants are actually a thing?

OMG, they are a HUGE thing in tv production. Everyone uses them now, and some places have a staff of them to ensure compliance.

Posted by: shibumi at February 19, 2021 12:00 PM (tjZg/)

333 That "leggy" photo is actually getting close to the "cheeky" zone.

Posted by: MW at February 19, 2021 12:00 PM (gWtVa)

334 @Marina_Sirtis
Don't get me wrong, my heart bleeds for what Texans are going through right now but the mean girl in me says you get the government you deserve and they have voted Republican, across the board, for the last 20 years.
____________

I hope that this idiot Biden voter will remember that she gets the government she deserves in the coming years.

And I hope she gets it good and hard.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 19, 2021 12:01 PM (k4dH2)

335 Got heart disease? Sorry, you are not authorized to buy red meat. Diabetes? Sorry, not authorized to buy cookies. And so on.

"Oh, wait, you're a reliable Democrat voter? I'm so sorry, sir, please purchase whatever you wish. And get a 7% discount on us!"

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 19, 2021 12:01 PM (E+OcO)

336 Buckley famously lost that debate with Gore Vidal because he thought it was an intellectual debate. Gore Vidal won by making him lose his temper. Rush or Trump would have understood Gore Vidal and his strategy. It is not an intellectual debate.

Posted by: azoo at February 19, 2021 12:01 PM (K6+jv)

337 How's your anus, asshole?

Redundant?
Posted by: BignJames at February 19, 2021 11:58 AM


Annular.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 19, 2021 12:01 PM (ejd/p)

338 NM also features puffy tacos, made with a fry bread of some type.

Fry bread tacos are great. My mom had a cookbook with a recipe for "Navajo tacos" that were just fry bread with the usual taco stuff on top. I have doubts that they're at all authentic to what the Navajos make, but they're quite tasty.
Posted by: Ian S. at February 19, 2021 11:56 AM (ZGrMX)


An interesting tidbit. Back in the late 70's we lived in the White Mountains of Arizona right next to the Apache reservation. I took a class on the Apache language. The word for bread is "pan". Straight from Spanish.

Posted by: DR.WTF at February 19, 2021 12:01 PM (AiZBA)

339 Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 19, 2021 11:50I know him and his family and have talked to him about conservative issues at length. I dont agree with some but he felt the far far right was out of control and that moved him to occupy the center. Hes not running again.
Posted by: LASue at February 19, 2021 11:58 AM (Ed8Zd)

I hope he doesn't run again. His antics likewise have done him no favors and that's why he has no committee chairmanships in the Senate. He's basically worthless without them. Pissing off Lt Gov Patrick was just a stupid move.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 19, 2021 12:01 PM (49Dnm)

340 Hokay. I need to see if I can get the car up the drive. Later, all.

creep out

Posted by: creeper at February 19, 2021 12:01 PM (XxJt1)

341 I see PM has been hanging around fauci again. He's an expert on anal glands.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at February 19, 2021 12:02 PM (jvt6t)

342 @WVPundette
WV school reform opponents are at throwing-everything-against-the-wall levels of cringe.

https://tinyurl.com/yc8dkguh
Posted by: Tami at February 19, 2021 11:58 AM (cF8AT)

I see the Muslims are going to go under the bus in the cause of shutting down non-State education.

A bold move, Cotton. Let's see how that works out for them.

Posted by: Vanya at February 19, 2021 12:02 PM (gAFsE)

343 Posted by: rcocean at February 19, 2021 11:41 AM (evE25)

South-east Asians disagree with you entirely, or did 30 years ago at least. They are big believers that the communist version of the Domino Theory was coming for them until the US made the cost so high in Viet Nam that it killed the momentum.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 19, 2021 12:03 PM (1lKRm)

344 Lots of AR complete lowers here. If you want an AR right now, this is a great way to go.

https://bit.ly/3pCqZl9

Posted by: bonhomme at February 19, 2021 12:03 PM (YYlyE)

345 Hot Indian babes are fantastic.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, registered Independent at February 19, 2021 12:03 PM (euCiN)

346 "Fauci is a pure scientist."
- My company's 'Rona consultant
______________

LOL, pure bullshit.

Scientists are occasionally right about something. Fauci has never been right about anything. And he's flip-flopped all over the place. Fauci is pure bureaucrat.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 19, 2021 12:03 PM (k4dH2)

347 We have truly reached Idiocracy.
Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at February 19, 2021 11:58 AM (nakwk)
---
My plants are low on Brawndo.

Posted by: Axeman at February 19, 2021 12:03 PM (FYe3W)

348 Right. Vina, Susan's role, had been rescued from a crashed human ship, but the natives didn't have a male human. So they decoyed the Enterprise in and kidnapped Pike.

The original "The Cage" pilot is darned good, strong stuff.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 19, 2021 12:00 PM (yvr3o)

Thanks Wolfus...

I know I coulda searched for it (like how I didn't say G*****), but I knew the Horde would have my back!

Posted by: browndog at February 19, 2021 12:03 PM (BgMrQ)

349

Posted by: DonnaV at February 19, 2021 11:56 AM (HabA/)

Well said.

Posted by: lowandslow at February 19, 2021 12:03 PM (qH6FZ)

350 In otehr corona hoax news, a report was issued today , by CDC I believe that all that washing down of food and food packaging is a wste of time. The virus is not transmitted that way and there are no proven cases.

LOL! This come as no surprise to anybody with a functioning brain but all can think about is stories of the idiots locked in their homes with food delivered outside and washing it down before bringing it inside. We live in stupid times.

Next up: No danger eating in restaurants.,



Posted by: Ripley at February 19, 2021 12:03 PM (MxEKc)

351 "Don't let them imanentize the eschaton."
W. F. Buckley flaunted his vocabulary. People use big words when small words will do if they fear that their thoughs will seem banal when expressed in simple English.
Markets and federalism institutionalize humility on the part of State (government, generaally) actors. You don't need big words to exlpain the merits of Constitutionally-limited government, separation of powers, and federalism (subsidiarity).
Buckley was a fraud.

Posted by: Malcolm Kirkpatrick at February 19, 2021 12:03 PM (kD3S+)

352 "Fauci is a pure scientist."
- My company's 'Rona consultant
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)


In the climate-scientist sense, not in the particle-physicist sense.

Computer models based on wild-assed guesses that ignore 90% of the inputs, yes.

Scientific method, not as much.

Posted by: mikeski at February 19, 2021 12:04 PM (P1f+c)

353 nood DC

Posted by: SturmToddler at February 19, 2021 12:04 PM (8D42x)

354 336 Buckley famously lost that debate with Gore Vidal because he thought it was an intellectual debate. Gore Vidal won by making him lose his temper. Rush or Trump would have understood Gore Vidal and his strategy. It is not an intellectual debate.
Posted by: azoo at February 19, 2021 12:01 PM (K6+jv)

A fair point. But it's also not a popularity contest as we've recently learned.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at February 19, 2021 12:04 PM (Zm+LZ)

355 The reason Texas is in the situation it is isn't because of Republican leadership. It's because the squishy "republican" leadership got strong armed by the Owebama administration to take bucketloads of government subsidies to shut down USABLE power generation for wind and solar energy installations.

Period.

This is 100% on Democrat 'leadership' and GOPe fucktards.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at February 19, 2021 12:00 PM (vf0Uk)

I agree. To me, the biggest problem are the linguine spined Reps and Sens we have in Austin. Mr. Abbott is doing us NO favors.

I'm hoping HB 749 (ending taxpayer funded lobbying - yes, that is 1000% legal in TX) goes through. I doubt it, but that would be a good start.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 19, 2021 12:04 PM (49Dnm)

356
And when your ham radio fails, at least you can eat it.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe


If you have some green eggs.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 19, 2021 12:04 PM (63Dwl)

357 Hot Indian babes are fantastic.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, registered Independent at February 19, 2021 12:03 PM


Had one in my 1L section. Total smoke show. Total lib, too, but, law school.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 19, 2021 12:04 PM (ejd/p)

358 It had to be Tab. They gave him Tab.

Posted by: Jimco Industries at February 19, 2021 12:04 PM (buTO7)

359 I've been saying for years now that Texas is already gone. Natives will deny it but it's true. That's how they got 25% of their electricity coming from windmills. Libs run all the big cities. See: California
Posted by: creeper at February 19, 2021 11:46 AM (XxJt1)

Arizona is the same way. Our two big cities (Phoenix and Tucson) are both run by the Donks. Tucson has been that way for a while. Phoenix is a fairly new development.

We are slowly turning blue as freedom gets choked out of us.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert (Gringo fuertemente armado - Tempus belli) at February 19, 2021 12:04 PM (N3El/)

360 And when your ham radio fails, at least you can eat it.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 19, 2021 11:58 AM


I would advise against that.

Posted by: Mama Cass at February 19, 2021 12:05 PM (awtm/)

361 When all else fails - Ham Radio"

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at February 19, 2021 11:57 AM (h89VN)


dit dah dit.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at February 19, 2021 12:05 PM (6qiL2)

362 @Marina_Sirtis
Don't get me wrong, my heart bleeds for what Texans are going through right now but the mean girl in me says you get the government you deserve and they have voted Republican, across the board, for the last 20 years.


Forgotten the wildfires burning down your retarded all-blue state already?

Posted by: spindrift at February 19, 2021 12:05 PM (SID+7)

363 Welp, after finding we're still ascending Peak Stupid with the revelation that Corona Virus consultants are now a thing, it's time to sign off and go remove and replace a rotted fence post.

Yeah, Imma go work off some frustration.

Later!

Posted by: blake - Dr semi lurker in marginal standing at February 19, 2021 12:05 PM (2SdPm)

364 NOOD Occupied Washington, DC

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert (Gringo fuertemente armado - Tempus belli) at February 19, 2021 12:05 PM (N3El/)

365 Buckley was a fraud.
Posted by: Malcolm Kirkpatrick at February 19, 2021 12:03 PM (kD3S+)

That is a serious reach. (Methinks its just that you don't like/trust intellectuals.)

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 19, 2021 12:05 PM (49Dnm)

366 Posted by: Ripley at February 19, 2021 12:03 PM (MxEKc)

And it took a year to tell us this. More to come...

Posted by: ... at February 19, 2021 12:06 PM (DnmCs)

367 Are you kidding me? Corona virus consultants are actually a thing?

******

Stop picking your nose.
Stop biting your nails.
Wash your hands after you use the bathroom.
Wash your hands before you eat.
Cover your mouth when you sneeze.
Keep your hands to yourself.
Don't get right up on people.

There. Give me my $8,000.

Posted by: Dr. Professor Neal Degreasse Tyson Esquire the Third at February 19, 2021 12:06 PM (Kt1w/)

368 Donna, had the second Moderna shot yesterday. Felt fine, arm not even sore. Woke up this morning achy but took a Tylenol and feel fine. No illness symptoms like fever or nausea.
Just finished a hearty breakfast and going to take a nap.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 19, 2021 12:07 PM (sd8p8)

369 She was the original Pussy Galore?

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 19, 2021 12:08 PM (2BZBZ)

370 Great post, OM. Thank you for stating so eloquently what many of us are feeling in the wake of Rush's death. Gosh, I hate writing that.

Good to hear MBD at NR is getting blowback - what an utterly predictable response on his part, though. Jerk.

@dartist (comment 3 - great, great story. Thank you for highlighting it here!

Posted by: NAB at February 19, 2021 12:08 PM (3sHsl)

371 She was the original Pussy Galore?
Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 19, 2021 12:08 PM (2BZBZ)

Honor Blackman?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at February 19, 2021 12:08 PM (ifmtJ)

372 I would not do that to the souls buried there.

Only the bodies are there. The souls are elsewhere.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 19, 2021 12:09 PM (2BZBZ)

373 89 I like my Kindle, but there's no substitute for the tactile experience of a nice book. Especially, older books that are well seasoned. The only drawback is dropping one on your face while reading in bed. I had to put in a strict paperback policy for bed.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 19, 2021 11:28 AM (xfb67)
-------------

Dropping the Kindle on your face isn't fun either. Luckily mt CPAP mask has prevented a broken nose, or at least a black eye (or two) .....

Posted by: Midnight Rambler at February 19, 2021 12:09 PM (NdCPY)

374 The bill to fund students instead of systems will now move to the West Virginia Senate.
====
Seems some people *cough* teacher's union *cough* are a might upset...

@WVPundette
WV school reform opponents are at throwing-everything-against-the-wall levels of cringe.

https://tinyurl.com/yc8dkguh
Posted by: Tami at February 19, 2021 11:58 AM (cF8AT)


We watched a documentary of Sweden yesterday. Very interesting. The gov't gives each parent/family a voucher for each child and they get to spend it on whatever school they prefer. If you're going to have the gov't involved in education, that's the way to do it.

Of course, our teachers' unions totally lose their shit over common sense ideas like this.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at February 19, 2021 12:09 PM (6qiL2)

375 One of the most common political discussions I would have at work is asking conservative people why they vote liberal. There was a lot of that. People who stayed in marriages for the children, believe in God, hunt, like red meat and internal combustion engines, believed in paying their own way, etc.

The most common answers were that the democrats are for the working man, and there but for the grace of God go I so who am I to judge.

In response to the second I would ask back; Why do you subvert your value system for others who will not do the same for you? Someones values will be reflected in the policies and if you give up yours...?

No answer to that one from anyone. I guess in the long run that meant that those values weren't held dear enough, so here we are.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 19, 2021 12:09 PM (z79tQ)

376 355 The reason Texas is in the situation it is isn't because of Republican leadership. It's because the squishy "republican" leadership got strong armed by the Owebama administration to take bucketloads of government subsidies to shut down USABLE power generation for wind and solar energy installations.

THIS!

Posted by: NAB at February 19, 2021 12:10 PM (3sHsl)

377 Trump was a friend of the working man, not because he pandered to the rubes better, but because the "working man" isn't as stupid as portrayed and understands that policies can have a direct positive or negative effect on the economy and job growth. Trumps policies weren't conservative or liberal ideologically as much as they were pro-American, a stance not seen in a long time.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 19, 2021 12:13 PM (z79tQ)

378 365 Buckley was a fraud.
Posted by: Malcolm Kirkpatrick at February 19, 2021 12:03 PM (kD3S+)

That is a serious reach. (Methinks its just that you don't like/trust intellectuals.)
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 19, 2021 12:05 PM (49Dnm)

Well you'll note the entire post is basically a style complaint.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at February 19, 2021 12:15 PM (Zm+LZ)

379 Fen had a piece in the NY Post?!?

Posted by: grammie winger at February 19, 2021 12:15 PM (45fpk)

380 379 Fen had a piece in the NY Post?!?
Posted by: grammie winger at February 19, 2021 12:15 PM (45fpk)


I think she means she just read it.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at February 19, 2021 12:17 PM (6qiL2)

381
Of course, our teachers' unions totally lose their shit over common sense ideas like this.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at February 19, 2021 12:09 PM (6qiL2)

WE NEED TO BE JUST LIKE SWEDEN! Except for...oh, uh...

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 19, 2021 12:20 PM (49Dnm)

382 Arizona is the same way. Our two big cities (Phoenix and Tucson) are both run by the Donks. Tucson has been that way for a while. Phoenix is a fairly new development.

We are slowly turning blue as freedom gets choked out of us.
Posted by: AZ Hi Desert (Gringo fuertemente armado - Tempus belli) at February 19, 2021 12:04 PM (N3El/)

Choked out of people willfully as people farm out more and more of their responsibilities to the State because life is just TOO HARD, dont'cha know.

But the fight must continue.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 19, 2021 12:22 PM (49Dnm)

383 She was the original Pussy Galore?
Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 19, 2021


***

Susan just had that cat-eyed look to me. It'd have been interesting to see her as a Bond girl, perhaps one of the Masterson girls in Goldfinger.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 19, 2021 12:26 PM (yvr3o)

384 Re: Rush - I feel the exact same way. I cannot quite understand why it is impacting me so much though I (we) knew it was going to happen. I recall when Vince Flynn died (who I loved thanks to....Rush) & felt sort of the same way then, but not on this level. It's just such an enormous loss and hole, and I find myself wondering if it portends something? I pray not and that I am simply mourning.

Posted by: uafanct at February 19, 2021 12:29 PM (7YfxB)

385 For the umpteenth time let me say it. Our problem is primarily the media.

Without the media lies, obfuscation and false narratives we would not be in the situation we are in.

simple as that. resolve the problem with media censorship and half of the problems in the country get resolved or go away.

Posted by: jakee308.com at February 19, 2021 12:35 PM (LyEz9)

386 So I read this prig Dougherty's piece on Rush... hard to get through his drivel. Vomit inducing... He calls himself a conservative, but we're not on the same team

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at February 19, 2021 12:38 PM (pcsoT)

387 There's only one way to find out.
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 19, 2021 11:58 AM (49Dnm)

Will she get nekkid?

Posted by: Fox2! at February 19, 2021 12:38 PM (qyH+l)

388 Damm...I only remember one Green Orion Slave Girl on Star Trek, TOS. Have to look thru the episodes.

Posted by: Paladin at February 19, 2021 12:39 PM (KX5Wh)

389 Posted by: Vendette at February 19, 2021 11:57 AM (mDAxd)

Thanks; I don't know who Johnny Damon is. Except for reading the editorial section, I didn't read the rest of the paper yet. FenSpouse look it away. He relaxes reading the paper and having a cup of coffee. (Not that reading the news seems relaxing to me, but that's what he likes to do)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 19, 2021 12:39 PM (VP4Cd)

390 Fen had a piece in the NY Post?!?
Posted by: grammie winger at February 19, 2021 12:15 PM (45fpk)

Not an article. Just a letter to the editor. I send those in about every three months or so. Sometimes they get published, sometimes not.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 19, 2021 12:41 PM (VP4Cd)

391 I didn't know Susan Oliver was the green, dancing alien; I just recall her from the other Star Trek episode where aliens found her crashed spaceship and put her back together as best they could (without an instruction manual) and then put up some forcefield gizmo to make her appear beautiful. They made a mess of her, medically speaking, but that was one damn-fine gizmo. She was hot.

Posted by: red speck at February 19, 2021 12:58 PM (gS3OW)

392 Great Rant O.M. Thanks.
And that Susan Oliver .... fell in love with her the first time I saw her on Star Trek (which, btw, was soft porn for teenage boys, in those days).

Posted by: Forheremenaremen at February 19, 2021 12:59 PM (GMR0L)

393 Donna, my sister, 73, had the 2nd moderna shot. A day of feeling a little yuck. A couple more days of low energy.

That was it.

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at February 19, 2021 01:29 PM (ySQBZ)

394 There were two Orion slave girls on ST:OS

Susan Oliver, Vina, Menagerie/The Cage The Cage was the first pilot, and was edited into Menagerie as the 11th and 12th episodes of the first season to provide some schedule (and probably cost) relief.
Yvonne Craig, Marta, Whom Gods Destroy was the paramour of Garth of Izar. For whom she loses her head. Literally.

Posted by: Fox2! at February 19, 2021 02:42 PM (qyH+l)

395 Yet one more single, "Wild Flower", was released later in summer season 1987.
(A few tracks from the original Peace album appeared on the one versions of
"Love Removal Machine", and "Lil Satan". A compilation underneath the title The Southern Death Cult was released,
this being a group of the single, radio classes with John Peel for Radio One and reside performances -
one in every of which was recorded by an viewers member with a
tape recorder. The band were sad with the sound of their new album, titled Peace, they usually determined to go to New York so that producer Rick Rubin may remix the primary single, "Love Removal Machine".
For the following album, Stewart returned to enjoying bass, and
John Webster was brought in to play keyboards.
The band used Chris Taylor to play drums during rehearsals and document
the demos, with Kiss drummer Eric Singer performing throughout the second demo recording periods.
The band have been sued by the mother and father of the Native
American boy pictured on the cover of Ceremony, for alleged exploitation and
for the unauthorized use of the kid's picture.

Posted by: legal porno full at February 23, 2021 03:40 AM (5damj)

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