The Morning Rant

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GRIFT LEFT AND RIGHT

A comment from last rant, wherein the Black Rifle Coffee Company brouhaha was being discussed:

Wow. It's sad that every single public figure on the Right is a grifter. It's like a law or something. And it's sad that we're just such an in-joke on the Left. They just make some nice noises, build goodwill, make a gazillion bucks off of it, and then drop the punchline and high-five each other for rooking us, yet again.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 16, 2021 11:05 AM (7Ttpp)

Yeah, the lefties were all laughing about this on twitter last week about this. It was infuriating, but undeniable.

The grift has been going on for a long time. The Tea Party was actually killed by grifters.

Back during the Obama years, I used to get garbage fund-raising emails with urgent, even frantic subject lines such as "HELP US REPEAL OBAMACARE!". I knew they were garbage because there were simply not enough Repubican votes to pass any such legislation, let alone override Obama's veto that would certainly follow. But I think that the Tea Party appealed to older Americans who were far more trusting and not skeptical about such things, and they got taken to the cleaners. So they sent their money to Tea Party PACs and Super-PACs that spent the money mainly on their own salaries and benefits.

There is a fine line between grift and and out-and-out scam, and I think the Tea Party Super-PACs were pretty much all scams.

So, assuming the right is more susceptible to grift than the left, why should that be?

My answer is that this isn't necessarily true, but rather left grift just looks different than right grift.

Not that there aren't left wing grifters. Shaun 'Talcum X' King is a good example of one, and has grifting has become so flagrant that even some of the lefties are grumbling about it. I guess Robin DiAngelo would be another example, selling guilt to white people at $25,000 a pop. But these are exceptions to what I am about to describe.

The difference is, the right has to actually go to people and ask them directly for money. By contrast, the left already controls any number of investment portfolios, endowments, grants, slush funds and other cash flows. Look at Hannah-Nicole Jones, the architect of the 1619 Project. Her background is in journalism, but she now occupies a tenured position at Harvard Howard University, having turned down a similar position at UNC. She has no academic experience. How did that happen? Well, all of these institutions are controlled by lefties who know how to dispense money where they think it should go.

She is also a recipient of a 2017 MacArthur Fellowship, so this wasn't her first grift. The MacArthur Foundation has been run by lefties for decades.

My other favorite example of this sort of thing is Jamie Gorelick, whose malfeasance in the 9/11 attacks has never been adequately investigated, probably because she managed to get herself appointed to the 9/11 Commission. And then, despite having no previous training nor experience in finance, Gorelick was appointed Vice Chairman of Fannie Mae from 1997 to 2003. During that time, there was a scandal involving $9 billion in unrecorded losses. Meanwhile, her own income during those years was over $26 million.

Look at Gorelick's wiki page. She's fallen from one cushy job to another, and since 2012, has been a member of Amazon's board of directors.

Now that's grift.

Over the decades, the left has developed a huge infrastructure of grift, most of the time with other people's money, they use to reward their followers and further their policy agenda. Just ask Hunter Biden, whose second career as an artist is really taking off, after serving so faithfully on the board of a Ukrainian energy company.

In contrast, we on the right do not have anything like this grift infrastructure in place to serve, so most of the time, we have to rely on "please give me money" appeals to small donors. Paula Jones, one of Bill Clinton's victims posed nekkid for Penthouse to pay the bills as her erstwhile conservative supporters left her twisting in the wind after Bill Clinton got away with perjury. This never would have happened if she was a Democrat victim. Strings would have been pulled and she'd have gotten appointed to some company's board of directors.




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The "old" Rose, Kate Winslet's character in Titanic, was played by Gloria Stuart, who was quite the looker back in the 1930s. And of course Leonardo DiCaprio was in that movie, too. Ms. Stuart lived to be 100, passing in 2010, old and full of years.



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Comments

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1 Yum!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at July 19, 2021 10:20 AM (axyOa)

2 Marie Osmond and, I think, John Schneider (sp?). Not sure what they ever did together, or their connection.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 19, 2021 10:21 AM (/XOcP)

3 Top 5

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at July 19, 2021 10:21 AM (ViCCR)

4 th

Posted by: RKinRoanoke at July 19, 2021 10:21 AM (9hWqO)

5 Dat aip!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 19, 2021 10:21 AM (n9aSI)

6 Clown hair is at Howard University, not Harvard. Although Harvard would probably name a school after her.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at July 19, 2021 10:22 AM (UuD2k)

7 Her background is in journalism, but she now occupies a tenured position at Harvard University,
Howard, not Harvard.

Posted by: pep at July 19, 2021 10:22 AM (ZsR3z)

8 Speaking of grift, I put this on the dead thread:
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Oh. Oh dear.
... There is a lot of noise out there in the media, a lot of cynical manipulation, and a lot of play-acting outrage theater by people who are in political commentary mostly because they didn't make it as TV weathermen or sports announcers...

That is an excerpt from National Review spam I just received, penned by ... Kevin Fucking Williamson.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 19, 2021 10:22 AM (3p5uk)

9 not first

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 19, 2021 10:22 AM (LvTSG)

10 "By contrast, the left already controls any number of investment portfolios, endowments, grants, slush funds and other cash flows. Look at - "

Excellent post, good angle: Logistics! Logistics! Logistics!

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 19, 2021 10:23 AM (49Exr)

11 Morning. Thank you for the Monkey, Mr. Muse.

You're gonna have to read this out loud...

Guy walks into a bar with his pet newt on his shoulder. Bartender asks, "What's its name?"

Guy: "Tiny."

Bartender says, "That's interesting, why do you call him that?"

Guy says, "Because he's my newt!"

Posted by: Robert at July 19, 2021 10:24 AM (1Yy3c)

12 How can skeletons run around screaming if they don't have lungs?

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at July 19, 2021 10:24 AM (JUOKG)

13 Just missed top 10!

Posted by: WarEagle82 at July 19, 2021 10:24 AM (+Kpte)

14 Willowed:

There was to be no "leaning at prayers, no lying, no blasphemy or fornication or picking locks."

I'm doing pretty good with number four.
Posted by: David H. at July 19, 2021

***
Never was any good at no. 5.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 19, 2021


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Though there was the Great Junk Food Raid of 1967, where my brother and I outmaneuvered our mother's padlock on the snack cabinet and re-installed it afterward.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 19, 2021 10:24 AM (/XOcP)

15 monkey bread? sounds racist....../

Posted by: phoenixgirl at July 19, 2021 10:24 AM (CqHIp)

16 Is monkey bread made from organic free range monkeys?

Posted by: vmom restituere verum papam at July 19, 2021 10:24 AM (BU+6J)

17 Been on the 'fuck BRCC' since the first time they dumped on Kyle.

Fucking Democrat scammers

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at July 19, 2021 10:24 AM (V6f9+)

18 2 Marie Osmond and, I think, John Schneider (sp?).
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 19, 2021 10:21 AM (/XOcP)


Yes.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at July 19, 2021 10:25 AM (tAm/I)

19 If the picture of the Denver Antifa just makes me laugh and laugh.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 19, 2021 10:25 AM (axyOa)

20 We're the party of grifters because we're the party made up of people who mindlessly forward on the stupid chain emails that are full of nonsense.

And people believe it all.

If I were a scam artist, these are the people I'd target because they'll accept anything they agree with without critically assessing it.

Posted by: Defenestratus at July 19, 2021 10:25 AM (qOAd+)

21 19 If the picture of the Denver Antifa just makes me laugh and laugh.
Posted by: Diogenes at July 19, 2021 10:25 AM (axyOa)

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Laugh out of terror, right?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 19, 2021 10:25 AM (LvTSG)

22 Dame pictures two and three are worth several hubbas.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 19, 2021 10:25 AM (3p5uk)

23 Are You Scared? Are You Shaking In Your Boots?

Sheesh. A jellyfish has more muscle tone than any of these soybois.

Posted by: pep at July 19, 2021 10:25 AM (ZsR3z)

24 Is the Denver guy on the lower right "transgendering"?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 19, 2021 10:25 AM (k39e/)

25 Monkey bread recipe

Before we click, is the recipe from that 'special' monkey baker?

Asking for The Horde.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 19, 2021 10:26 AM (a3Q+t)

26 Yay, Gorilla Pundit!

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 19, 2021 10:26 AM (2JVJo)

27 Marie Osmond and one of her husbands?

Posted by: Tex Lovera at July 19, 2021 10:26 AM (wtvvX)

28 In that Antifa pic, the guy on the lower left is FBI.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at July 19, 2021 10:27 AM (UuD2k)

29 The Venice Film Festival was created by Fascists and even Adolph Hitler showed up one year.

Boycott the Venice Film festival.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 19, 2021 10:27 AM (ObMtJ)

30 Yeah, that photo of the first ninja mountain soi division has me shaking... with laughter.

Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at July 19, 2021 10:27 AM (fw2WT)

31 6 Clown hair is at Howard University, not Harvard. Although Harvard would probably name a school after her.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at July 19, 2021 10:22 AM (UuD2k)


Thanks, fixed.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at July 19, 2021 10:27 AM (tAm/I)

32 How can skeletons run around screaming if they don't have lungs?
Yup, that's the only problem I can see with this scenario.

Posted by: pep at July 19, 2021 10:27 AM (ZsR3z)

33 That image of Biden pondering "deep thoughts" facing the window is hilarious. I never fail to find awesome memes here.

Posted by: Homer's Donuts at July 19, 2021 10:27 AM (HK8/E)

34 OK, I can accept that a coconut is a mammal. But Joe Biden?

C'mon man!

Posted by: Eeyore at July 19, 2021 10:27 AM (7X3UV)

35 I guess we now know what kind of math Maricopa county uses to tally votes. Instead of 1+1=2, they use special math to get 1+1 = 3 votes for Biden.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at July 19, 2021 10:27 AM (ynpvh)

36 This ette thanks you. That is a handsome man, but I have no idea who he is.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 19, 2021 10:27 AM (k39e/)

37 "Are You Scared? Are You Shaking In Your Boots?"

Depends on what they were training for.

Posted by: f'd at July 19, 2021 10:28 AM (Tnijr)

38 Why does the Antifa trash all look the same? They could be siblings. Or The Village of the Damned.

Probably the latter.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at July 19, 2021 10:28 AM (IytoW)

39 BTW, Marie was always my example for "I know she's hot, but no way". Until the Kardashians showed up.

Posted by: Eeyore at July 19, 2021 10:28 AM (7X3UV)

40 The money is a nice benefit, but the real thrill is from tricking you into believing us The Prince of Lies expects nothing less.

Posted by: The Left Right at July 19, 2021 10:28 AM (vOGqy)

41 27 Marie Osmond and one of her husbands?
Posted by: Tex Lovera at July 19, 2021 10:26 AM (wtvvX)


Don't think they've ever been married. To each other.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at July 19, 2021 10:28 AM (tAm/I)

42 Sheesh. A jellyfish has more muscle tone than any of these soybois.
For that matter, the exploding Covid skeletons have more muscle tone.

Posted by: pep at July 19, 2021 10:28 AM (ZsR3z)

43 In that Antifa pic, the guy on the lower left is FBI.

Yeah he seems to be the only one that looks 'normal.'

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 19, 2021 10:29 AM (ObMtJ)

44 25 Monkey bread recipe

Before we click, is the recipe from that 'special' monkey baker?

Asking for The Horde.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 19, 2021 10:26 AM (a3Q+t)


I don't know. Why don't you click on it and get back to me?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at July 19, 2021 10:29 AM (tAm/I)

45 I never had Black Rifle Coffee, but I knew they were sort of advertised as a conservative Starbucks. Say what you will about Starbucks, but they never stabbed you in the back. The Ultra Vires Doctrine is underrated and we should restore it. It is my 2nd favorite doctrine. Monroe being the 1st.

Posted by: SH (Non-Elite) at July 19, 2021 10:29 AM (sX1BW)

46 Guy says, "Because he's my newt!"
Posted by: Robert at July 19, 2021 10:24 AM


*slow clap*

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 19, 2021 10:29 AM (n9aSI)

47 The Venice Film Festival was created by Fascists and even Adolph Hitler showed up one year.

Boycott the Venice Film festival.
Posted by: Anna Puma at July 19, 2021 10:27 AM (ObMtJ)


Is the Bayreuth Festival still a thing?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 19, 2021 10:29 AM (2JVJo)

48 One of the Antifa dudes makes a fist like a girl.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at July 19, 2021 10:29 AM (UuD2k)

49 Here's another reason the Right grift works:
People on the Right mostly default to trusting people. We're the guys who return shopping carts, help people carry things, watch each other's stuff. We donate to charity way out of proportion to our wealth.

We're suckers, basically.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at July 19, 2021 10:29 AM (V6f9+)

50 hola chamucos y chamucas.

Posted by: jeet at July 19, 2021 10:29 AM (g741k)

51 Marie Osmond and McGyever?

Can't sleep. pain

Posted by: Infidel at July 19, 2021 10:29 AM (dYrVA)

52 Are You Scared? Are You Shaking In Your Boots?
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Those are the useful idiots Antifa lures. Read Andy Ngo's book and keep your powder dry.

Posted by: Biden's Dog at July 19, 2021 10:29 AM (wymgv)

53 45 I never had Black Rifle Coffee, but I knew they were sort of advertised as a conservative Starbucks. Say what you will about Starbucks, but they never stabbed you in the back. The Ultra Vires Doctrine is underrated and we should restore it. It is my 2nd favorite doctrine. Monroe being the 1st.
Posted by: SH (Non-Elite) at July 19, 2021 10:29 AM (sX1BW)

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They did encourage all of their baristas to lecture their customers about racism a few years back.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 19, 2021 10:29 AM (LvTSG)

54 "This Is Cute"

The background reminds me of the Archie Bunker set (All In The Family)

Am I close?

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 19, 2021 10:29 AM (49Exr)

55 "The thing about clowns isn't that people hate them, it's that people like hating them."

-- Johnny Gutts, retired entertainer

Posted by: Dr. Varno at July 19, 2021 10:30 AM (vuisn)

56 DOW was 34,987 on Thur 16-July-2021DOW is 33,885 on Mon 19-July-2021

Posted by: SMOD at July 19, 2021 10:30 AM (RHGPo)

57 Bo Duke and Donnie's sister. They dated for a while didn't they?

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at July 19, 2021 10:30 AM (DjiZK)

58 The connection is they founded Children's Miracle Network (along with some others).

Posted by: bicentennialguy at July 19, 2021 10:30 AM (IytoW)

59 Yo peeps

Posted by: fluffy at July 19, 2021 10:30 AM (UnQlg)

60 Running, screaming, exploding skeletons?

Magnets

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 19, 2021 10:30 AM (ObMtJ)

61 "Are You Scared? Are You Shaking In Your Boots?"

Depends on what they were training for.
Posted by: f'd at July 19, 2021 10:28 AM


From the look of them, the pole vault, IYKWIM.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 19, 2021 10:30 AM (n9aSI)

62 38 Why does the Antifa trash all look the same? They could be siblings. Or The Village of the Damned.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at July 19, 2021 10:28 AM (IytoW)


Because they're "nonconformists".

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at July 19, 2021 10:30 AM (tAm/I)

63 Marie Osmond. Once a cutie, always a cutie.

Posted by: t-bird at July 19, 2021 10:30 AM (lIIT7)

64 It's like Deliverance but with more ghey.

Posted by: f'd at July 19, 2021 10:30 AM (Tnijr)

65 What's really galling about the black rifle frauds to me is them saying they don't want their company "hijacked" by certain people, but in the same article, they claim the image of Saint Michael has supposedly been hijacked by white supremicists, so that must be discarded.
Nobody dare not hijack their shitty coffee brand, but Saint Michael, the patron saint of the military, and a symbol of evil being vanquished for God knows how many years, meh, that's ok if the racists have it. Fuck them.

Posted by: Pine Barrens at July 19, 2021 10:30 AM (/N5me)

66 They did encourage all of their baristas to lecture their customers about racism a few years back. ------------------------ Yes, but that was expected from a left-wing company.

Posted by: SH (Non-Elite) at July 19, 2021 10:31 AM (sX1BW)

67 Oh! Love the Edith and Archie kids!!

Want to try that Monkey Bread, never had it.

Good Morning from Chicagoland, another beautiful weather day!

Posted by: Pony Tail at July 19, 2021 10:31 AM (tzZq2)

68 The money is a nice benefit, but the real thrill is from tricking you into believing us The Prince of Lies expects nothing less.

I'm paraphrasing, but in The Screwtape Letters, Screwtape says the most satisfying thing is to get a man's soul and give him nothing in return.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 19, 2021 10:31 AM (2JVJo)

69 Archie and Edith

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 19, 2021 10:31 AM (63Dwl)

70 Watched Streets of Fire last night.

The first seven minutes were awesome. The next hour and ten minutes were meh. The final five minutes were awesome.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 19, 2021 10:31 AM (LvTSG)

71 How is this for cancel culture? The composer of the music for the Olympic opening ceremonies in Japan has been forced to resign because it has been discovered as a child he bullied other children including those who were disabled. He has apologized for his behavior as a child but that is not sufficient. Story at ESPN.

Posted by: Jen the original at July 19, 2021 10:32 AM (edq12)

72 Boy the way Glenn Miller played...

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at July 19, 2021 10:32 AM (V6f9+)

73 One of the Antifa dudes makes a fist like a girl.
They all do. They don't tuck their thumbs tightly and their wrists are bent. If you actually hit someone that way, you'd break your wrist.

Posted by: pep at July 19, 2021 10:32 AM (ZsR3z)

74 "38 Why does the Antifa trash all look the same? They could be siblings. Or The Village of the Damned.

Probably the latter.
Posted by: bicentennialguy at July 19, 2021 10:28 AM (IytoW)"

The limp-wristed fruit faction is really big on conformity. But don't mistake them for the serious elements.

Now, on to steal a line from the morning report:

"And yet in an instant, the unleashing of a biological/psychological weapon by the Red Chinese"

This still makes me cranky. Months of warning that something deliberate and evil was happening while people insisted it'd go away if you just turned off the TV, and now we are to this point.

Posted by: somedood at July 19, 2021 10:32 AM (DS/kF)

75
Is that really Carrol O'Connor and Jean Stapleton as kids or some computerized hackery?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 19, 2021 10:32 AM (s2VJv)

76 Confused here. How does the Order of Operations matter when all you are dealing with is addition?

(2+3) +5 = 2 + (3+5)

Always.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 19, 2021 10:32 AM (49Exr)

77 58 The connection is they founded Children's Miracle Network (along with some others).

Posted by: bicentennialguy at July 19, 2021 10:30 AM (IytoW)


Yes!

Did you know that, or did you look it up?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at July 19, 2021 10:32 AM (tAm/I)

78 it bothers me that i know the guy more often than the chick. John Schneider for sure. I was thinking Pam Dawber for the chick. But she pulled off some Jaclyn Smith shots that seemed out of her league.

Posted by: Quint at July 19, 2021 10:32 AM (F2/Ok)

79 I guess we now know what kind of math Maricopa
county uses to tally votes. Instead of 1+1=2, they use special math to
get 1+1 = 3 votes for Biden.


Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at July 19, 2021 10:27 AM
GP has an article up about Maricopa County election officials telling everyone to only use sharpies and not ball point pens on election day because they knew that the vast majority of Trump voters show up on election day and sharpies mess up ballots and make them unreadable.


In the ballot instructions it says do not use a sharpies to fill out the ballot. They did this on purpose and left an email trail.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at July 19, 2021 10:33 AM (JUOKG)

80 Think the Antifa boys cuddle together?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 19, 2021 10:33 AM (LvTSG)

81 The beloved mayor in the nearby city (Rochester, NY) has been indited along with her husband. Had some unregistered guns and a lot of drugs in their house. Being a black mayor, how could this be? She has no plans on stepping down, you can run a city from jail can't you?

Posted by: Colin at July 19, 2021 10:33 AM (UF8gN)

82 Watched Streets of Fire last night.

The first seven minutes were awesome. The next hour and ten minutes were meh. The final five minutes were awesome.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 19, 2021 10:31 AM (LvTSG)

I really want to like that movie and I keep failing. Still haven't made it all the way through it.

Killer soundtrack though.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at July 19, 2021 10:33 AM (V6f9+)

83
Laugh out of terror, right?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 19, 2021 10:25 AM (LvTSG)


These are the punks that do the cowardly stuff. They won't engage directly. They are the one always in the back of the pack, throwing rocks, but they are the first to steal from a store. Pathetic.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 19, 2021 10:33 AM (axyOa)

84 Today's pair starred in the Dukes of Provo.

Posted by: Blor Utar, From Zimtok-5 at July 19, 2021 10:33 AM (xxG/v)

85 Watched Streets of Fire last night.



The first seven minutes were awesome. The next hour and ten minutes were meh. The final five minutes were awesome.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 19, 2021 10:31 AM (LvTSG)

Michael Pare - post Greatest American Hero, pre Philadelphia Experiment

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at July 19, 2021 10:33 AM (DjiZK)

86 it bothers me that i know the guy more often than the chick.-----------------------------Have some Pride!

Posted by: SH (Non-Elite) at July 19, 2021 10:33 AM (sX1BW)

87 "The limp-wristed fruit faction is really big on conformity. But don't mistake them for the serious elements."

Check the bottom left guy. Mr Charisma. He's working on his book about leadership entitled "My Struggle"

The more things change...

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 19, 2021 10:33 AM (49Exr)

88 82 I really want to like that movie and I keep failing. Still haven't made it all the way through it.

Killer soundtrack though.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at July 19, 2021 10:33 AM (V6f9+)

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I was hooked by the opening. It was so great. And then the movie moved on, and I kept wondering when it was going to be that amazing again. Took a while.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 19, 2021 10:34 AM (LvTSG)

89
Antifa is only as powerful as the police and Democrat politicians let them be.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 19, 2021 10:34 AM (s2VJv)

90 Streets of Fire meets Bubblegum Crisis

https://youtu.be/5vWXS5nHdk4?t=50

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 19, 2021 10:34 AM (ObMtJ)

91 Marie Osmond, before the nose job, lip injections, and face lift.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at July 19, 2021 10:34 AM (k4dH2)

92 Those Antifa punks have white rage.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at July 19, 2021 10:34 AM (Y5qcH)

93 luv dat big aip

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 19, 2021 10:34 AM (yrol0)

94 Marie Osmond and John Schneider

Posted by: the other coyote at July 19, 2021 10:35 AM (F1pPC)

95 84 Today's pair starred in the Dukes of Provo.
Posted by: Blor Utar, From Zimtok-5 at July 19, 2021 10:33 AM (xxG/v)


Provolone = Italian Mormons...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 19, 2021 10:35 AM (s2VJv)

96 Little Archie and Edith are uncanny.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at July 19, 2021 10:35 AM (OssQ4)

97 Marie Osmond and John Schnieder Tv theme Medley

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pGxV13I_Yg

Posted by: SMH at July 19, 2021 10:35 AM (q/Mbq)

98 The first seven minutes were awesome. The next hour and ten minutes were meh. The final five minutes were awesome. ----------------------- Top Gun? Also had a killer soundtrack.

Posted by: SH (Non-Elite) at July 19, 2021 10:35 AM (sX1BW)

99 "And that plowman was me..."

Posted by: Kamulajuice at July 19, 2021 10:35 AM (0dmP2)

100 Is that really Carrol O'Connor and Jean Stapleton as kids or some computerized hackery?
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 19, 2021 10:32 AM (s2VJv)


No, I think it's just a couple of kids who kind of look like juvenile versions of the Bunkers.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at July 19, 2021 10:35 AM (tAm/I)

101 >>The beloved mayor in the nearby city (Rochester, NY) has been indited along with her husband.


Bitch set me up!

Posted by: Myor of Rochester's Husband at July 19, 2021 10:35 AM (nCaa9)

102 Love the Archie and Edith photo.

The Antifa (Boys?) need more training, and Moar weight gain. Lack of protein is a problem for the left.

Posted by: RKinRoanoke at July 19, 2021 10:35 AM (9hWqO)

103 100 Is that really Carrol O'Connor and Jean Stapleton as kids or some computerized hackery?
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 19, 2021 10:32 AM (s2VJv)

No, I think it's just a couple of kids who kind of look like juvenile versions of the Bunkers.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at July 19, 2021 10:35 AM (tAm/I)


Spooky nonetheless.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 19, 2021 10:36 AM (s2VJv)

104 Antifa is only as powerful as the police and Democrat politicians let them be.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 19, 2021 10:34 AM (s2VJv)

-------------------
This be true

Posted by: Huck Follywood at July 19, 2021 10:36 AM (p1I/V)

105 Has anybody tried one of the recipes OM posts at the end of his rants? I made Fried Ice Cream Dessert Bars (a recipe from last week). Turned out pretty tasty, though my presentation skills are somewhat lacking. Also easy to make.

Posted by: Lord Squirrel at July 19, 2021 10:36 AM (K5n5d)

106 "If I were a scam artist - "

Scam artists usually target people who are desperate.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 19, 2021 10:36 AM (49Exr)

107 The connection is they founded Children's Miracle Network (along with some others).

Posted by: bicentennialguy at July 19, 2021 10:30 AM (IytoW)

Yes!

Did you know that, or did you look it up?
=====

Both - I knew each had dealings with it, but didn't know they founded it.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at July 19, 2021 10:36 AM (IytoW)

108 >>Top Gun? Also had a killer soundtrack.


Try Repo Man.

Much better soundtrack and decidedly less gay.

Posted by: garrett at July 19, 2021 10:36 AM (nCaa9)

109 Boy Marie Osmond sure had a lot of work done.
But it was *good* work.

Posted by: kallisto at July 19, 2021 10:36 AM (DJFLF)

110 I was hooked by the opening. It was so great. And then the movie moved on, and I kept wondering when it was going to be that amazing again. Took a while.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 19, 2021 10:34 AM (LvTSG)

It was so odd, terrible acting despite the cast. And this was directed by Walter fucking Hill!?! I could not figure out why Tom and McCoy were playing like boyfriend and girlfriend instead of siblings. Creepy weird.

Willem Dafoe and Rick Moranis were cool.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at July 19, 2021 10:37 AM (V6f9+)

111 A few of us went to the mountains to train this afternoon.

I'm assuming they mean "train" as in pulling one.

Posted by: spindrift at July 19, 2021 10:37 AM (h5TKJ)

112 I never really watched Dukes of Hazzard, so I know Schneider as Pa Kent in Smallville. As for Marie, did she ever do any acting as opposed to performing? She was super cute and is still MILF hot.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 19, 2021 10:37 AM (/XOcP)

113 One upside to the skelator delta variant...it'll be easier to use all those respirators that got made.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 19, 2021 10:37 AM (axyOa)

114 89
Antifa is only as powerful as the police and Democrat politicians let them be.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 19, 2021 10:34 AM (s2VJv)


They've killed before; they'll kill again. Probably by running over someone with an electric scooter.

Posted by: Emmie -- we need more Trump, not less at July 19, 2021 10:37 AM (Hrwnm)

115 Boy Marie Osmond sure had a lot of work done.
But it was *good* work.
Posted by: kallisto at July 19, 2021 10:36 AM (DJFLF)

Agree, she really looks great now.

Posted by: Pony Tail at July 19, 2021 10:37 AM (tzZq2)

116 I note two things about the Denver Antifa tweet:

1. They seem to be taking Journalist Katie' counsel on men working out seriously.

2. They didn't specify what kind of "train" they went up into the mountains for.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 19, 2021 10:38 AM (a3Q+t)

117
I was hooked by the opening. It was so great. And then the movie moved on, and I kept wondering when it was going to be that amazing again. Took a while.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 19, 2021 10:34 AM


Streets of Fire is not a mere "movie"

it's a film

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 19, 2021 10:38 AM (DUIap)

118 One of the Antifa dudes makes a fist like a girl.
They all do. They don't tuck their thumbs tightly and their wrists are bent.


You don't know shit about circle-jerks, do you?

Posted by: Denver Antifa, 10th Mountin' Divicion at July 19, 2021 10:38 AM (l0Lgi)

119 Streets of Fire meets Bubblegum Crisis

https://youtu.be/5vWXS5nHdk4?t=50
Posted by: Anna Puma at July 19, 2021 10:34 AM (ObMtJ)

Neat!

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at July 19, 2021 10:38 AM (V6f9+)

120 The RNC is the biggest grift factory of all. Not a penny of #stopthesteal went to election fraud. Trump staying in the RNC and his horrible endorsements/appointments are a red flag of controlled opposition.

Posted by: Valiant at July 19, 2021 10:38 AM (3MiF8)

121 110 It was so odd, terrible acting despite the cast. And this was directed by Walter fucking Hill!?! I could not figure out why Tom and McCoy were playing like boyfriend and girlfriend instead of siblings. Creepy weird.

Willem Dafoe and Rick Moranis were cool.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at July 19, 2021 10:37 AM (V6f9+)

==========

It all feels deliberately mannered. The whole 50s/80s mashup along with the opening text about it being a fairy tale (a rock and roll one) lend the film to being outside of reality. It's probably why I never really invested with it, because everyone seemed to be doing a bit instead of a performance.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 19, 2021 10:38 AM (LvTSG)

122 Is there a Starbucks in mountain training grounds? There is only so much deprivation one can take.

Posted by: Ribley at July 19, 2021 10:38 AM (MxEKc)

123 105 Has anybody tried one of the recipes OM posts at the end of his rants? I made Fried Ice Cream Dessert Bars (a recipe from last week). Turned out pretty tasty, though my presentation skills are somewhat lacking. Also easy to make.
Posted by: Lord Squirrel at July 19, 2021 10:36 AM (K5n5d)

What, like make food yourself at home? Can't say that I have.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at July 19, 2021 10:38 AM (Y5qcH)

124 There's surely a distinction between grift and outright corruption.

Grift is personal, corruption is systemic?

Grift is of the periphery, corruption is of those in power?

I dunno.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 19, 2021 10:39 AM (6FeV1)

125 Posted by: Denver Antifa, 10th Mountin' Divicion at July 19, 2021 10:38 AM (l0Lgi)
++++
That's funny right there

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 19, 2021 10:39 AM (3p5uk)

126 I never really watched Dukes of Hazzard, so I know Schneider as Pa Kent in Smallville. As for Marie, did she ever do any acting as opposed to performing? She was super cute and is still MILF hot.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 19, 2021 10:37 AM (/XOcP)

that was a fun show. I am sure it has been cancelled at least in my AO. Back in the day we used watch reruns drunk as hell. It was a fun show and very positive.

Posted by: Quint at July 19, 2021 10:39 AM (F2/Ok)

127 *smooths out shirt*

Man I never get any pussy!

Posted by: Dude in Bear Soy Boy Sweater at July 19, 2021 10:39 AM (yrol0)

128 "Priss and the Replicants"....Japan wasn't even trying to hide it, were they?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at July 19, 2021 10:39 AM (V6f9+)

129 Fatherless children band together.

Posted by: klaftern at July 19, 2021 10:39 AM (r4sI4)

130 According to those terrifying Antifa dudes on the mountain a Nazi is anyone they can beat up.

And no self respecting cougar would touch them.

Posted by: Northernlurkerish at July 19, 2021 10:39 AM (cSyAR)

131 "The background reminds me of the Archie Bunker set (All In The Family)"

Ok, the brain is works weird (or mine is wired wrong) - I guess the Archie Bunker set without recognizing the kids in the picture. At least consciously. Subconsciously, my brain put "this is related to Archie Bunker" in my head.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 19, 2021 10:39 AM (49Exr)

132 Is it just me, or is there a distinct lack of diversity in the 10th mountain division of Denver Antifa?

Posted by: Lord Squirrel at July 19, 2021 10:39 AM (K5n5d)

133 I was thinking Pam Dawber for the chick.
Posted by: Quint at July 19, 2021 10:32 AM


Thank you. I'm not going crazy.

Posted by: Chuck C at July 19, 2021 10:39 AM (EughT)

134 I've been a BRCC club member for a while. Canceled my subscription on Saturday I think.

The Rittenhouse response I know was bad but I was willing to give them the benefit of the doubt being novices at the media spotlight anal exam. They should have just been like "We don't control who buys and wears our merch" and that would have been the end of it. Neither supportive or critical of Rittenhouse's actions just the way every corporation should act.

But giving an interview to the NYT - why, why on earth would you do that. Best has an instragram story out this morning saying "why do so-called conservatives believe a word from the New York Times?" and saying that him and Evan will address the "misinformation" out there. I just don't understand why they willingly walked into a pit of vipers knowing that they're going to be bitten. Hubris definitely strikes me as a cause.

Either way, I can't abide supporting them knowing how what they think of me. The worst part is that they failed to realize the same people who malign and misrepresent their brand are the same ones that malign and misrepresent the Proud Boys and patriots everywhere. Numbskulls!

Posted by: Defenestratus at July 19, 2021 10:39 AM (qOAd+)

135 Top Gun? Also had a killer soundtrack.

Try Repo Man.

Much better soundtrack and decidedly less gay.
Posted by: garrett at July 19, 2021 10:36 AM (nCaa9)
***

No huh!!!
*stomps foot*

Posted by: Ken Loggins at July 19, 2021 10:40 AM (axyOa)

136 I looked up actress credits for Marie, and it turns out she did do some acting. Often as herself.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 19, 2021 10:40 AM (/XOcP)

137 VDH asks "why are multi-billion dollar endowments not taxed?"

I am way beyond that point. My question is why are endowments, charities and foundations allowed unlimited lifespans? Fifty years after the death of the founder, maximum. Why should the Ford Foundation still exist? Why does Harvard get to be an untaxed hedge fund with an education side-job?

Posted by: Huck Follywood at July 19, 2021 10:40 AM (p1I/V)

138
wait like fundraising to repeal Obamacare and not winning the 37 votes to repeal Obamma care?

unhunh, they can get fucked


Posted by: will choose a nic later at July 19, 2021 10:40 AM (bTQ72)

139 There have only been four legit conservatives non-bulls hitter's in the last 60 years.

Goldwater, Reagan, Giuliani and Trump.


DeSantis might be the fifth.

We shall see.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 19, 2021 10:40 AM (qmgN2)

140 >>Denver Antifa, 10th Mountin' Divicion


I think I know where they keep their ChapStick.

Posted by: garrett at July 19, 2021 10:40 AM (nCaa9)

141 There's surely a distinction between grift and outright corruption.

Grift is personal, corruption is systemic?

Grift is of the periphery, corruption is of those in power?

I dunno.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 19, 2021 10:39 AM (6FeV1)
++++
I think it's reasonable to consider that grifting is a form of corruption when it involves the government, whereas it's just fraud if it doesn't. There, of course, many forms of corruption.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 19, 2021 10:40 AM (3p5uk)

142 Plate o' shrimp.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at July 19, 2021 10:40 AM (vuisn)

143 137 VDH asks "why are multi-billion dollar endowments not taxed?"

I am way beyond that point. My question is why are endowments, charities and foundations allowed unlimited lifespans? Fifty years after the death of the founder, maximum. Why should the Ford Foundation still exist? Why does Harvard get to be an untaxed hedge fund with an education side-job?
Posted by: Huck Follywood at July 19, 2021 10:40 AM (p1I/V)

=========

Make endowments like the original copyright regime. 14 years.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 19, 2021 10:41 AM (LvTSG)

144 I never thought Marie Osmond was attractive. She was oddly symmetric, with round features like those of a toddler, too toothy, and something dead in her eyes. Now I just wonder how many of her original body parts she is composed from.

Posted by: red speck at July 19, 2021 10:41 AM (gS3OW)

145
Hittler would be proud or all those Aryan dudes in the Dencver antifa pic

Posted by: will choose a nic later at July 19, 2021 10:41 AM (bTQ72)

146 >> She was oddly symmetric, with round features like those of a toddler, too toothy, and something dead in her eyes.


Poor Man's Linda Ronstadt.

Posted by: garrett at July 19, 2021 10:42 AM (nCaa9)

147 On second look that Antifa on the mountain pic must be a parody. They have to realize they look aburd.

Posted by: Northernlurkerish at July 19, 2021 10:42 AM (cSyAR)

148 @larryelder

Part 1:

We're in court in less than an hour over this B.S. Before we submitted the over 200 pages of 5 yrs of tax returns, my accountant made sure we complied with the law, as did two election law lawyers

https://tinyurl.com/yjyhjhvq

See letter from CA Elections division at link.

Posted by: Tami at July 19, 2021 10:42 AM (cF8AT)

149 "The composer of the music for the Olympic opening ceremonies in Japan has been forced to resign because it has been discovered as a child he bullied other children including those who were disabled. He has apologized for his behavior as a child but that is not sufficient."

There is a great line about the French Guillotines being so hungry that they needed to be fed night and day. Wish I could remember it.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 19, 2021 10:42 AM (49Exr)

150 Been watching All in the Family episodes lately. My takeaway now? Boy, was that show some insidious, cultural brainwashing shit. Funny occasionally, sure. But first and foremost a heavy-handed communist sermon in every episode.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at July 19, 2021 10:42 AM (OssQ4)

151 Either way, I can't abide supporting them knowing how what they think of me. The worst part is that they failed to realize the same people who malign and misrepresent their brand are the same ones that malign and misrepresent the Proud Boys and patriots everywhere. Numbskulls!
___

Mat Best was a CIA operator.

Seems that Spec Op-types have a totalitarian streak.

Figures they'd look down their noses and mock everyone else not in their lil club.

Posted by: SMH at July 19, 2021 10:42 AM (q/Mbq)

152 The RNC is the biggest grift factory of all. Not a penny of
#stopthesteal went to election fraud. Trump staying in the RNC and his
horrible endorsements/appointments are a red flag of controlled
opposition.

The worst? No. Bad? Absolutely. It will be interesting to see how Trump handles '24, if, as I expect, he doesn't run. If he tells all the small donors to avoid the RNC and give money directly to candidates he likes, it could be a real earthquake that almost destroys the RNC. Good.

Posted by: pep at July 19, 2021 10:42 AM (ZsR3z)

153 The Woke Crusade needs witches to keep the fire burning

Who's next?

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 19, 2021 10:43 AM (49Exr)

154

You boys sure got pretty lips... I'm thinking you already know how to squeal like a piggy...

Posted by: Bubba at July 19, 2021 10:43 AM (XwL4B)

155 I am way beyond that point. My question is why are endowments, charities
and foundations allowed unlimited lifespans? Fifty years after the
death of the founder, maximum. Why should the Ford Foundation still
exist? Why does Harvard get to be an untaxed hedge fund with an
education side-job? ------------------- These are good questions, but these are just the unintended (or intended) consequences of our tax policies.

Posted by: SH (Non-Elite) at July 19, 2021 10:43 AM (sX1BW)

156 There's surely a distinction between grift and outright corruption.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 19, 2021 10:39 AM


A grift requires a mark. Corruption is just plain stealing, embezzlement, or extortion.

Posted by: Chuck C at July 19, 2021 10:43 AM (EughT)

157 I never really watched Dukes of Hazzard, so I know Schneider as Pa Kent in Smallville. . . .

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 19, 2021

that was a fun show. I am sure it has been cancelled at least in my AO. Back in the day we used watch reruns drunk as hell. It was a fun show and very positive.
Posted by: Quint at July 19, 2021


***
I'm guessing you mean Dukes? Certainly in clips I've seen, the actors looked like they were having fun. Hard to match Annette O'Toole as Martha Kent for mature lady attractiveness, though.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 19, 2021 10:43 AM (/XOcP)

158 I was hooked by the opening. It was so great. And then the movie moved on, and I kept wondering when it was going to be that amazing again. Took a while.

I was going to make a joke about life being like that, but it hits too close to home.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 19, 2021 10:43 AM (2JVJo)

159 The division operation is never used in vote counting.

Dumb asses.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at July 19, 2021 10:43 AM (+tPbz)

160 And no self respecting cougar would touch them.
Dude, I gotta live in the wild. Do you know what that much soy does?

Posted by: A cougar at July 19, 2021 10:43 AM (ZsR3z)

161 She was oddly symmetric, with round features like those of a toddler, too toothy, and something dead in her eyes. Now I just wonder how many of her original body parts she is composed from.
Posted by: red speck at July 19, 2021 10:41 AM (gS3OW)

Shes a little bit country and a little bit rocknroll.

Posted by: Dude in Bear Soy Boy Sweater at July 19, 2021 10:43 AM (yrol0)

162 Failed to mention any of trumps pals that are always being caught grifting like Bannon or Manafort
Don't remember anyone that close to Obama getting convicted or pardoned

Posted by: Kurt at July 19, 2021 10:43 AM (8iP7L)

163 I was hooked by the opening. It was so great. And then the movie moved on, and I kept wondering when it was going to be that amazing again. Took a while.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 19, 2021 10:34 AM

Streets of Fire is not a mere "movie"

it's a film
Posted by: AltonJackson at July 19, 2021 10:38 AM (DUIap)

It's a flick. At best.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at July 19, 2021 10:43 AM (V6f9+)

164 Ballad of the Antifa Pink Beret:

Pale skinned "men", limp fists up high.
Neck bearded "men", soy levels high.

Antifa "men" that like "sword play".

The brave "men" of the Pink Beret.

Posted by: neurosis of the liver at July 19, 2021 10:43 AM (yk557)

165 off ratfucker sox

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 19, 2021 10:43 AM (yrol0)

166 A hot civil war won't be kind to those Denver "anti-"fascists. The best they could hope for is to be duct-taped to a telephone pole.

I do worry about their ability to get others who are more capable to do their dirty work for them, however.

Posted by: Blor Utar, From Zimtok-5 at July 19, 2021 10:44 AM (xxG/v)

167 150 Been watching All in the Family episodes lately. My takeaway now? Boy, was that show some insidious, cultural brainwashing shit. Funny occasionally, sure. But first and foremost a heavy-handed communist sermon in every episode.
Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at July 19, 2021 10:42 AM (OssQ4)

Tried to watch the first season of M*A*S*H. Not sure why I ever thought it was funny. It was just preachy as all hell.

Posted by: RKinRoanoke at July 19, 2021 10:44 AM (9hWqO)

168 Is it just me, or is there a distinct lack of diversity in the 10th mountain division of Denver Antifa?
Posted by: Lord Squirrel at July 19, 2021 10:39 AM (K5n5d)


Climb to Glory!

"Oh sir, I just detest these hateful woods!"

Posted by: Diogenes at July 19, 2021 10:44 AM (axyOa)

169 They've killed before; they'll kill again. Probably by running over someone with an electric scooter.
Posted by: Emmie -- we need more Trump, not less at July 19, 2021 10:37 AM (Hrwnm)
-
You are all underestimating them. The pic shows an example of their cannon fodder. Read Andy Ngo's books. It's only going to get much worse.

Posted by: Biden's Dog at July 19, 2021 10:44 AM (wymgv)

170 158 I was going to make a joke about life being like that, but it hits too close to home.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 19, 2021 10:43 AM (2JVJo)

===========

How much longer until your personal writing retreat?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 19, 2021 10:44 AM (LvTSG)

171 @nypost

EXCLUSIVE DETAILS: @leynabloom is Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue's first transgender cover star

https://tinyurl.com/yfq63swk

Posted by: Tami at July 19, 2021 10:45 AM (cF8AT)

172 the paste eater is speaking live if anyone cares

Posted by: will choose a nic later at July 19, 2021 10:45 AM (bTQ72)

173 Posted by: Defenestratus at July 19, 2021 10:39 AM (qOAd+)
I read an excerpt of the NYT interview. There was exposed how treacherous former AG Barr's declaration of "no fraud in the election" was. The BRCC head believed Trump's assertions of fraud...until Gasbag Barr came out with that Big Lie. The BRCC guy though started out by saying..."Why wouldn't I believe the CiC when he tells me the election was stolen?"
And yet you believed his subordinate?

Posted by: kallisto at July 19, 2021 10:45 AM (DJFLF)

174 171 @nypost

EXCLUSIVE DETAILS: @leynabloom is Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue's first transgender cover star

https://tinyurl.com/yfq63swk
Posted by: Tami at July 19, 2021 10:45 AM (cF8AT)

=========

It gonna wear the swimsuit turban thing?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 19, 2021 10:45 AM (LvTSG)

175 BLM can only dream about the grift that Castro pulled off.

Posted by: Shooter McGavin at July 19, 2021 10:45 AM (s0kOd)

176 I looked up actress credits for Marie, and it turns out she did do some acting. Often as herself.
An actress likes to stretch.

Posted by: pep at July 19, 2021 10:46 AM (ZsR3z)

177 EXCLUSIVE DETAILS: @leynabloom is Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue's first transgender cover star

Posted by: Tami at July 19, 2021


***
Oh dear Lord. I ain't even gonna look.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 19, 2021 10:46 AM (/XOcP)

178 Read Andy Ngo's books. It's only going to get much worse.
___

Or...just read the Bible.

Says the same thing...except at the end, it does get better.

Posted by: SMH at July 19, 2021 10:46 AM (q/Mbq)

179 Monkeybread is not infected with Kung Flu. They tried.
They failed but they're working on it.

Posted by: torabora at July 19, 2021 10:46 AM (J7Wmq)

180 I think it has to do with the preponderance of leftist allied groups and companies. When we come across something that is putting itself forward as pro-traditionalism, we go 'Hey, I like these guys' and want to support.

Black Rifle had the double whammy of military and traditionalist. Never got too far down the rabbit hole there. Checked out a couple videos and they were not bad, but also did not blow my skirt up too much.

My guess is they ran into a marketing/HR fallacy. Their market saturation on the right had meant that their growth started tapering off. So, what do you do then when you have ever bigger bills to pay? You take the Marvel/Star Wars route and set your current fan base on fire in order to attract people who will never buy your product anyway. No one likes a traitor and there are enough left wing coffee companies anyway.

So, good job Black Rifle!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 19, 2021 10:46 AM (csEWM)

181 JFC.

Reading Julie Kelly twitter, she's covering a hearing for one of the Jan 6 prisoner.

They will use a 38-year-old man, fully employed, no criminal record, volunteers his time, working class American as example of "domestic terrorist."

Enraging.

Posted by: Pony Tail at July 19, 2021 10:46 AM (tzZq2)

182 Terrence Popp was Special Forces. He's one of the very, very few vets who seems to be trying to push back against the coup.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at July 19, 2021 10:46 AM (V6f9+)

183 171 @nypost

EXCLUSIVE DETAILS: @leynabloom is Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue's first transgender cover star

https://tinyurl.com/yfq63swk
Posted by: Tami at July 19, 2021 10:45 AM (cF8AT)

Many times the best woman for a job is a man!
See Miss Nevada

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 19, 2021 10:46 AM (yrol0)

184 I absolutely don't believe everything advertised to the right is a grift.

BTW, why does my FREEDOM PHONE keep asking me to have access to my contacts, camera and microphone?

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at July 19, 2021 10:46 AM (wAnMi)

185 Soy? Yeah, you're soaking in it!

Posted by: klaftern at July 19, 2021 10:46 AM (r4sI4)

186 The Marie (quite the babe) and John Schneider connection has to be some made-for-TV movie thing, no?

Posted by: pikkumatti at July 19, 2021 10:46 AM (vjH93)

187 >>EXCLUSIVE DETAILS: @leynabloom is Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue's first transgender cover star


SPOILER :

The Centerfold is a Pop-Up.

Posted by: garrett at July 19, 2021 10:46 AM (nCaa9)

188 Part of the Tea Party "dilution" was some more "hard core Christian" groups decided they owned the newly energized (and diversified big tent) Tea Party groups.

The tea party formed and rallied around taxes and bailouts ... and included a lot of concerned citizens that did care about ending Abortion (ending it from day one). Many of those "new blood" folks were chased out (or just left) when the Loud Christians demanded Abortion be a priority of the Tea Party groups, (which had just attracted new people outside the "hard core Christian" bubbles).

(and that is a problem with "group power" in general -- old groups want to retain their power, demand subservience)

Posted by: illiniwek at July 19, 2021 10:46 AM (Cus5s)

189 105 Has anybody tried one of the recipes OM posts at the end of his rants? I made Fried Ice Cream Dessert Bars (a recipe from last week). Turned out pretty tasty, though my presentation skills are somewhat lacking. Also easy to make.
Posted by: Lord Squirrel at July 19, 2021 10:36 AM (K5n5d)


A few months back, an 'ette informed me she tried one of the recipes which was and Italian dish of fried potatoes, onions, and peppers and she told me it turned out great.

So you've just doubled the data set size.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at July 19, 2021 10:47 AM (tAm/I)

190 Oh dear Lord. I ain't even gonna look.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius
___

You will be forced to look.

ace or a COB will post it.

Posted by: SMH at July 19, 2021 10:47 AM (q/Mbq)

191 the paste eater is speaking live if anyone cares
Posted by: will choose a nic later at July 19, 2021 10:45 AM (bTQ72)

Rolling out the "Coconuts Really Are Mammals Act", I'll be bound.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 19, 2021 10:47 AM (6FeV1)

192 On second look that Antifa on the mountain pic must be a parody. They have to realize they look aburd.
If they had any self awareness, they'd jump off a bridge.

Posted by: pep at July 19, 2021 10:47 AM (ZsR3z)

193 159 The division operation is never used in vote counting.

Dumb asses.
_______________

There is the way we do it.

We divide out all the Trump votes. Just by coincidence!

Posted by: Dominion Voting Systems at July 19, 2021 10:47 AM (k4dH2)

194 Someone forgot to tell those big, fat mammys they need to wear masks to fly..rules for thee and not for me!

Those soybois in that picture are so pathetic.....have they ever done a physical thing in their lives besides masturbating?

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 19, 2021 10:47 AM (8xbM3)

195 49 Here's another reason the Right grift works:
People on the Right mostly default to trusting people. We're the guys who return shopping carts, help people carry things, watch each other's stuff. We donate to charity way out of proportion to our wealth.

We're suckers, basically.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at July 19, 2021 10:29 AM (V6f9+)

This x1000. The problem is we can't stop entirely b/c that would make the world worse.
But we can work on the sucker part.

Posted by: Sal at July 19, 2021 10:47 AM (Uu3D6)

196
EXCLUSIVE DETAILS: @leynabloom is Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue's first transgender cover star

That's one way to get teenaged boys to stop fapping over a copy of the swimsuit issue.
Or are they legally required to lust over dude's in dresses?

Posted by: Northernlurkerish at July 19, 2021 10:47 AM (cSyAR)

197 "Priss and the Replicants"....Japan wasn't even trying to hide it, were they?

Nope! The mega-corporation Genom builds gleaming metal pyramids all over the world to show their success and power. All from creating synthetic humans called Boomers who do dangerous or menial tasks. But the Boomers occasionally 'malfunction' so the AD Police were created.

But from a musical standpoint, Bubblegum Crisis owes much to Streets of Fire even if the original ideas that lead to the character Priscilla S. Asagiri actually originated in Genesis Climber Mospeada with the character that would become Yellow Belmont.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 19, 2021 10:47 AM (ObMtJ)

198 Late to the who dis so I figured I'd search for the connection. Children's Miracle Network. I remember they used to have telethons. Is there such a thing as telethons anymore?

Posted by: lowandslow at July 19, 2021 10:48 AM (qH6FZ)

199 My monkeybread recipe includes one full grown Macaque

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 19, 2021 10:48 AM (yrol0)

200 How much longer until your personal writing retreat?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 19, 2021 10:44 AM (LvTSG)


I leave after work Thursday afternoon. About 3 1/2 hour drive.

I have the worst feeling that I'll simply stare out the window all day and get nothing done.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 19, 2021 10:48 AM (2JVJo)

201 I see the Antifa mountain training guy in the bear shirt opted to go with the "Medium".

Posted by: Muldoon at July 19, 2021 10:48 AM (Xwt96)

202 BTW, some more nics for Talcum X:

- Thurgood Partial
- Snow J. Simpson
- Martin Luther Cream
- Tupac Sugar
- James Pearl Jones
- Chalka Con
- Pale Revere
- Bet He White
- Milk Chamberlain

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at July 19, 2021 10:48 AM (wAnMi)

203 186 The Marie (quite the babe) and John Schneider connection has to be some made-for-TV movie thing, no?

Posted by: pikkumatti at July 19, 2021 10:46 AM (vjH93)


No.

At least, not that I've heard. There's a different connection I had in mind.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at July 19, 2021 10:48 AM (tAm/I)

204 EXCLUSIVE DETAILS: @leynabloom is Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue's first transgender cover star

https://tinyurl.com/yfq63swk


*gets all confused*

Posted by: Denver Antifa, 10th Mountin' Division at July 19, 2021 10:48 AM (ELgVT)

205 >EXCLUSIVE DETAILS: @leynabloom is Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue's first transgender cover star


SPOILER :

The Centerfold is a Pop-Up.
Posted by: garrett at July 19, 2021 10:46 AM (nCaa9)
***
Snort.

Imma wait for Joe Mannix.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 19, 2021 10:49 AM (axyOa)

206 @leynabloom is Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue's first transgender cover star

Posted by: Tami at July 19, 2021 10:45 AM


I wish I hadn't quit the SI Swimsuit Issue when they went "fat positive" so I could quit now.

Posted by: Chuck C at July 19, 2021 10:49 AM (EughT)

207 The University Endowment Grift is real. My daughter went to UVA, which has a massive endowment and uses it to fund never-ending, huge building/construction projects, all so that they can continue to 'justify' more fund-raising. It's a self-licking ice cream cone on a massive scale. The trickle-down to benefit the students is nil. My daughter graduated in 2019; she had classes that still used.... chalk blackboards.

Posted by: goatexchange at July 19, 2021 10:49 AM (bDyGY)

208 She was oddly symmetric, with round features like those of a toddler, too toothy, and something dead in her eyes.


Poor Man's Linda Ronstadt.

Posted by: garrett at July 19, 2021 10:42 AM (nCaa9)

Good comparison.

Ronstadt's half-Mexican and I always thought the Osmond's had some swarthy ancestors, but they are apparently 100% English stock.

Posted by: JoeF. at July 19, 2021 10:49 AM (mR6Gs)

209 I'm guessing you mean Dukes? Certainly in
clips I've seen, the actors looked like they were having fun. Hard to
match Annette O'Toole as Martha Kent for mature lady attractiveness,
though.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 19, 2021 10:43 AM (/XOcP)

I don't know who they are but for sure I will be looking them up. I do mean the Dukes, check out Catherine Bach. Another thing about that show, the actors have never let it go, it really meant something to them. I have been to Cooter's place in VA, a restaurant/Dukes Museum. Sure it is kitch as Hell, God Bless America. And I saw a few Schneider videos online. He definitely defends his brand, unlike most from the past. I think he gets some stuff wrong but at least he argues and doesn't lay down and apologize for living.

Posted by: Quint at July 19, 2021 10:49 AM (F2/Ok)

210 Additionally: The left demands to know whether the companies they patronize support their causes.

The smart play for a company would be to avoid all political entanglements. Then they run into the Chris Pratt problem: non-commitment is seen as being for the other side and they attempt to destroy preemptively.

All of this flowed from PC. It was the wedge issue used to destroy the First Amendment.

This will only end in blood. Hopefully, somewhere down the line, I hope people learn something.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 19, 2021 10:49 AM (csEWM)

211 200
I leave after work Thursday afternoon. About 3 1/2 hour drive.

I have the worst feeling that I'll simply stare out the window all day and get nothing done.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 19, 2021 10:48 AM (2JVJo)

==========

Process and scheduling along with rewards is what I recommend.

"I write from 8-9. After that, I get to eat breakfast. Then from 9:15-10:15, I write. Then I take a fifteen minute walk."

Just write. Rewriting is easier than writing.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 19, 2021 10:49 AM (LvTSG)

212 132 Is it just me, or is there a distinct lack of diversity in the 10th mountain division of Denver Antifa?

Posted by: Lord Squirrel at July 19, 2021 10:39 AM (K5n5d)

Hand-to-hand training on Brokeback mountain...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at July 19, 2021 10:50 AM (ynpvh)

213 If a wolf pack stumbles across mountain Antifa they will break into howls--howls of wolfy laughter.

Posted by: Northernlurkerish at July 19, 2021 10:50 AM (cSyAR)

214 Some more grist for those trying to defend BRCC.

Here's Hafer of BRCC willingly giving a interview to a Yahoo propagandist, where he bemoans that one of the prominent Jan 6ers wore a BRCC hat. DENOUNCE!

I could only get through about 20% of the article before giving up in disgust. It's a long article.

https://www.yahoo.com/now/
black-rifle-coffee-company-become-140250757.html

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at July 19, 2021 10:50 AM (DXFDM)

215 You are all underestimating them. The pic shows an example of their cannon fodder. Read Andy Ngo's books. It's only going to get much worse.
Posted by: Biden's Dog at July 19, 2021 10:44 AM (wymgv)

The same people who thought "Trump has it in the bag" and "Biden could never win" are the same kind who look at the pictures of limp wristed AntiFa types and forget that the Socialist indoctrination reaches deep into the military ranks.

There are very scary people who are affiliated with AntiFa and we're whistling past the graveyard when we think that these fine examples of cannon fodder are going to be the extent of what we're up against when a hot war breaks out between neighbors.

The number one way of losing a conflict before its even begun is to underestimate your enemy. Mockery is a fine weapon to wield but don't let it shade you to the truth.

Posted by: Defenestratus at July 19, 2021 10:50 AM (qOAd+)

216 >>Good comparison.


Of course, you would need a C130 filled with cocaine if you planed on dating Linda.

Posted by: garrett at July 19, 2021 10:50 AM (nCaa9)

217 Ronstadt's half-Mexican and I always thought the Osmond's had some swarthy ancestors, but they are apparently 100% English stock.
Posted by: JoeF. at July 19, 2021 10:49 AM (mR6Gs)

Her collaboration with The Plow King was epic.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at July 19, 2021 10:50 AM (V6f9+)

218 Infidel,
You doing okay??

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at July 19, 2021 10:51 AM (5HBd1)

219 Oh and the wolfpack would have trouble picking out the weakling to cull.

Posted by: Northernlurkerish at July 19, 2021 10:51 AM (cSyAR)

220 which was and Italian dish of fried potatoes, onions, and peppers and she told me it turned out great.

my dad used to make this,, we loved it

Posted by: kallisto at July 19, 2021 10:51 AM (DJFLF)

221 Rewriting is easier than writing.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 19, 2021 10:49 AM (LvTSG)

Lies!

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at July 19, 2021 10:51 AM (V6f9+)

222 >>Oh and the wolfpack would have trouble picking out the weakling to cull.


Wolves don't eat fruit.

Posted by: garrett at July 19, 2021 10:51 AM (nCaa9)

223 "I just don't understand why they willingly walked into a pit of vipers knowing that they're going to be bitten. Hubris definitely strikes me as a cause."

It's ignorance. I deal with some very intelligent people daily (no not FBI agents LOL) and they regard our struggle against the Marxist Left like a hobby. Or as soap opera.

Luke and Laura stranded on a desert island and the Hospital facing financial ruin... has zero affect on their personal life. Or so they think.

My wife gets it though (and she's smarter than me). She is a Fed, one of the good eggs, but she is also Jewish. So all I had to say was: "this stuff is important, we are seeing the same thing that happened in Germany 1930"

Her: "You'll let me know when we need to flee?"

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 19, 2021 10:52 AM (49Exr)

224 ... The smart play for a company would be to avoid all political entanglements. Then they run into the Chris Pratt problem: non-commitment is seen as being for the other side and they attempt to destroy preemptively. ...
Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 19, 2021 10:49 AM (csEWM)
++++
"Your silence is violence."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 19, 2021 10:52 AM (3p5uk)

225 221 Rewriting is easier than writing.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 19, 2021 10:49 AM (LvTSG)

Lies!
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at July 19, 2021 10:51 AM (V6f9+)

==========

It's more emotionally wrenching, but I find it easier. "I have something that I need to fix," is simpler to me than, "I need to fill this blank page with stuff."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 19, 2021 10:52 AM (LvTSG)

226 >> which was and Italian dish of fried potatoes, onions, and peppers and she told me it turned out great.


I love Italian Sausage and Peppers w/ Roasted Potato. So good. So easy to make.

Posted by: garrett at July 19, 2021 10:52 AM (nCaa9)

227 When we come across something that is putting itself forward as pro-traditionalism, we go 'Hey, I like these guys' and want to support.

Spoiler Alert - the best you'll find in the biz world is somebody willing to sell you a good product at a decent price. If they'll do that, do yourself a favor - don't dig too deep into their personal lives. If they insist on sharing their personal story ? Run - its bullshit.

Posted by: Arrow Straight at July 19, 2021 10:52 AM (/fp1w)

228 And the Antifa picture? The true believer is the one taking the picture.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at July 19, 2021 10:53 AM (5HBd1)

229 Ronstadt's half-Mexican and I always thought the Osmond's had some
swarthy ancestors, but they are apparently 100% English stock.

Posted by: JoeF. at July 19, 2021 10:49 AM (mR6Gs)

why would that matter? Rondstat did a great record and half were Spanish songs.

Posted by: Quint at July 19, 2021 10:53 AM (F2/Ok)

230 The number one way of losing a conflict before its even begun is to
underestimate your enemy. Mockery is a fine weapon to wield but don't
let it shade you to the truth.

We aren't doing that. We're just having some fun with a silly picture. Remember where you are.

Posted by: pep at July 19, 2021 10:53 AM (ZsR3z)

231 10th Brokeback Mountain Division

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at July 19, 2021 10:53 AM (DjiZK)

232 "Your silence is violence."
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 19, 2021 10:52 AM (3p5uk)

No, my violence is violence. So don't piss me off.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at July 19, 2021 10:53 AM (Y5qcH)

233 The Antifa mountain pic is a Sun Tzu disinfo op to fool us into thinking they're weak. Just like the U.S. is doing vis a vis all this Pride imagery for China's sake. Some real Tom Clancy shit, yo.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at July 19, 2021 10:53 AM (OssQ4)

234 Top Gun soundtrack had Teena Marie...

https://youtu.be/kz2wQqqfm1o

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 19, 2021 10:53 AM (ObMtJ)

235 I think wolfpack surrounding the soy boys would make a good Far Side cartoon.

Posted by: Northernlurkerish at July 19, 2021 10:53 AM (cSyAR)

236 222 >>Oh and the wolfpack would have trouble picking out the weakling to cull.


Wolves don't eat fruit.

Posted by: garrett at July 19, 2021 10:51 AM (nCaa9)

Or soy.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at July 19, 2021 10:53 AM (ynpvh)

237 Hand-to-hand training on Brokeback mountain...

Stealing that!

Posted by: Denver Antifa, 10th Brokeback Mountin' Division at July 19, 2021 10:53 AM (Vhoaq)

238 It's more emotionally wrenching, but I find it easier. "I have something that I need to fix," is simpler to me than, "I need to fill this blank page with stuff."
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 19, 2021 10:52 AM (LvTSG)

I hate editing. Hate it.
But writing, that's the good part. Opening up your mind and dreaming while my fingers try to get it all down.

Everyone is different of course.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at July 19, 2021 10:53 AM (V6f9+)

239 Marie Osmond. Once a cutie, always a cutie.

The second sentence is demonstrably untrue. But yes, Marie O has aged very well.

Posted by: Oddbob at July 19, 2021 10:53 AM (nfrXX)

240 "Mockery is a fine weapon to wield but don't let it shade you to the truth"

Exactly. When I look at these losers, I see Commandants of Concentration Camps.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 19, 2021 10:54 AM (49Exr)

241 I leave after work Thursday afternoon. About 3 1/2 hour drive.

I have the worst feeling that I'll simply stare out the window all day and get nothing done.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 19, 2021 10:48 AM (2JVJo)

Happy for ya, MP4! I predict you will get more than nothing done. Getting away is a treat.

Posted by: Pony Tail at July 19, 2021 10:54 AM (tzZq2)

242 I love monkey bread!

Posted by: redridinghood at July 19, 2021 10:54 AM (NpAcC)

243 Those soybois in that picture are so pathetic.....have they ever done a physical thing in their lives besides masturbating?
_________

Is that photo even real? It contains so many stereotypes of weak, beta males -- the "feminist" t-shirt, the guy in the pink scarf, the stick-thin arms, the feeble fists, etc. Only thing missing is one of them should be holding a carton of soy milk or a plate of tofu. Or maybe one should be twirling in a rainbow-colored tu-tu.

Whatever, they're convincingly pathetic specimens, either way.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at July 19, 2021 10:54 AM (k4dH2)

244
I read that as monkey brains.

Mmmmmmmm, monkey brains! Ahhhhhhh......

*drools*

Posted by: naturalfake at July 19, 2021 10:55 AM (5NkmN)

245 238 I hate editing. Hate it.
But writing, that's the good part. Opening up your mind and dreaming while my fingers try to get it all down.

Everyone is different of course.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at July 19, 2021 10:53 AM (V6f9+)

==========

I plan so much that actually writing is mere drudgery. Filling in the blanks on my outline to make it actually a readable story. The most fun is in the planning where I detail who everyone is, why they're there, and what they do to get to the conclusion. Then it's just details like dialogue after that.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 19, 2021 10:55 AM (LvTSG)

246 EXCLUSIVE DETAILS: @leynabloom is Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue's first transgender cover star

That's one way to get teenaged boys to stop fapping over a copy of the swimsuit issue.
Or are they legally required to lust over dude's in dresses?


We demand your seven-year old boys to pound each other while using "her" for stimulation. Because otherwise, we'll denounce you homophobic and transphobic and harass you 24/7 until they kill themselves.

Posted by: The "Center-Right" Washington Post at July 19, 2021 10:55 AM (HK8/E)

247 Been watching All in the Family episodes lately. My takeaway now? Boy, was that show some insidious, cultural brainwashing shit. Funny occasionally, sure. But first and foremost a heavy-handed communist sermon in every episode.
Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at July 19, 2021 10:42 AM (OssQ4)


That was obvious from the start.

But I don't think All in the Family brainwashed anyone either way. Lear just rode the zeitgeist that was trending that way/

But watching now, Archie makes more sense than Meatlhead.

Posted by: JoeF. at July 19, 2021 10:55 AM (mR6Gs)

248 No, my violence is violence. So don't piss me off.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at July 19, 2021 10:53 AM (Y5qcH)
++++
Yes. "Your silence is violence" is a far worse perversion of "your words of violence." Neither is true, but the new flavor is the most aggressively awful thing I have seen in a long time.

In the new model, if you say anything opposed to them you're evil but if you refuse to vocally support them, you're *also* evil. It skips from banned speech to compelled speech. You will tell the lie. You will support them. You will endorse them. If you don't, you're evil and they'll destroy you. It's deeply sinister. I heard that expression on a company conference call during the Floyd riots, and it is one of the things that made me go looking for work.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 19, 2021 10:55 AM (3p5uk)

249 245 238 I hate editing. Hate it.
But writing, that's the good part. Opening up your mind and dreaming while my fingers try to get it all down.

Everyone is different of course.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at July 19, 2021 10:53 AM (V6f9+)

I hate getting started.

Posted by: Northernlurkerish at July 19, 2021 10:56 AM (cSyAR)

250 There's a ton of grift on the left.

But I swear you just call something Patriot 'Something' and the right lines up to buy it.

America's Patriot Red White and Blue Pizza Rolls.

You'd be a gazillionaire.

I think Ace mentioned it a few years back that the right needs to come up with better branding. It's all so obvious and lame.

Posted by: MJ at July 19, 2021 10:56 AM (zwDuR)

251 "Your silence is violence"

Cersi Lannister had the proper response:

https://tinyurl.com/53uxkspa

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 19, 2021 10:56 AM (49Exr)

252 Kyle Rittenhouse is (imo) the real deal, a great American. But there will be lawyers making a lot of money off that case, and he had to come up with $2M just for the cash bail. ... I guess his lawyers may be grifters in one sense, but that is an essential case to win. I just hope Kyle gets the best lawyers, not the noisiest ones (screaming for attention, and donations, but maybe not the most competent?)

Posted by: illiniwek at July 19, 2021 10:56 AM (Cus5s)

253 The division operation is never used in vote counting.

-
On the other hand, multiplying is Donk SOP.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at July 19, 2021 10:56 AM (d9FiS)

254 I read that as monkey brains.

Mmmmmmmm, monkey brains! Ahhhhhhh......

*drools*
Posted by: naturalfake at July 19, 2021 10:55 AM (5NkmN)

"Monkey brains, though popular in Cantonese cuisine are not often to be found in Washington DC."

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at July 19, 2021 10:56 AM (V6f9+)

255 I have the worst feeling that I'll simply stare out the window all day and get nothing done.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 19, 2021 10:48 AM (2JVJo)



Happy for ya, MP4! I predict you will get more than nothing done. Getting away is a treat.

And even if you're "getting nothing done", a change of scenery and chance to think will help you be more efficient on your return.

Posted by: pep at July 19, 2021 10:56 AM (ZsR3z)

256 Mat Best was a CIA operator.

Seems that Spec Op-types have a totalitarian streak.

Figures they'd look down their noses and mock everyone else not in their lil club.
Posted by: SMH at July 19, 2021 10:42 AM (q/Mbq)


I've long been in favor of a large conventional military heavily weighted towards the Guard/Reserves, and eliminating SOCOM and the national intel agencies. I think they concentrate too much power in DC and with the bureaucracy.

Honestly, I'd tie a lot of our problems overseas over the past fifty years to the increasing prominence of CIA/SOCOM as the primary means of pushing US foreign policy. Lots of money and training to to sketchy groups without any oversight or debate by the American public. It's foreign involvement on the cheap. At least when you put a brigade or three on the ground somewhere, it tends to spark a debate about goals and US policy.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at July 19, 2021 10:56 AM (jOcSX)

257 A "dumb" show like the Dukes employed a good number of stunt and tech people. Not to mention the division responsible for Daisy's get-up that kept Dad glued.

Posted by: klaftern at July 19, 2021 10:57 AM (r4sI4)

258 Is that photo even real? It contains so many stereotypes of weak, beta males -- the "feminist" t-shirt, the guy in the pink scarf, the stick-thin arms, the feeble fists, etc. Only thing missing is one of them should be holding a carton of soy milk or a plate of tofu. Or maybe one should be twirling in a rainbow-colored tu-tu.

Whatever, they're convincingly pathetic specimens, either way.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer at July 19, 2021 10:54 AM

I think it's fake

Posted by: JoeF. at July 19, 2021 10:57 AM (mR6Gs)

259 248 No, my violence is violence. So don't piss me off.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at July 19, 2021 10:53 AM (Y5qcH)
++++
Yes. "Your silence is violence" is a far worse perversion of "your words of violence." Neither is true, but the new flavor is the most aggressively awful thing I have seen in a long time.

In the new model, if you say anything opposed to them you're evil but if you refuse to vocally support them, you're *also* evil. It skips from banned speech to compelled speech. You will tell the lie. You will support them. You will endorse them. If you don't, you're evil and they'll destroy you. It's deeply sinister. I heard that expression on a company conference call during the Floyd riots, and it is one of the things that made me go looking for work.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 19, 2021 10:55 AM (3p5uk)

Don't be the first to stop clapping.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at July 19, 2021 10:57 AM (z5Vrg)

260 Or...just read the Bible.

Says the same thing...except at the end, it does get better.
Posted by: SMH

Always at hand, along with the Constitution.

Posted by: Infidel at July 19, 2021 10:57 AM (dYrVA)

261 Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at July 19, 2021 10:50 AM (DXFDM)

Thus my suggestion in the sidebar.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 19, 2021 10:57 AM (Q9lwr)

262 Once a cutie, always a cutie.
____________

Thanks! So glad you're not one of the haters saying that I look weird!

Posted by: Meg Ryan at July 19, 2021 10:57 AM (k4dH2)

263 BTW, I don't know if everyone's aware of the new grift I just mentioned - the Freedom Phone. It's being advertised by the likes of Candice Owens, Jack Posbiec and Bill Mitchell to name a few. It's basically a Chinese phone with an Android OS and packaged with apps like Duck Duck Go and Parler. The CEO is some kid who made a mint on Bitcoin - I forgot what software company he was tied to.

It was pointed out in his tweets he's using an iPhone. Sadly, I saw a good 70% of people in comments saying they'd pay $500 for this thing, and the other 30% screaming just go out to your favorite carrier, get the phone of your choice and go onto Youtube to learn how to make it as secure as possible, which isn't a lot. This guy will take the money and run, after he rips off grandpa and grandma.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at July 19, 2021 10:58 AM (wAnMi)

264
Her: "You'll let me know when we need to flee?"

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 19, 2021 10:52 AM (49Exr)

To where, though? To where?

Posted by: RKinRoanoke at July 19, 2021 10:58 AM (9hWqO)

265 To make authentic monkey bread, you must separate the dough into globs of a manageable size, roll into the shape of a turd, dip into a mix of sugar and cinnamon and then FLING them into the bundt cake pan while screeching, "Eeeh Ooooh,Ahhhhh!"

Posted by: Muldoon at July 19, 2021 10:58 AM (Xwt96)

266 Cooter from the Dukes of Hazzard was Ben Jones. He was elected as a Republican rep in the wave of 94. He later was a radio host for many years. He was the mechanic on the Dukes of Hazzard.

Posted by: Quint at July 19, 2021 10:58 AM (F2/Ok)

267 Is that photo even real? It contains so many stereotypes of weak, beta males -- the "feminist" t-shirt, the guy in the pink scarf, the stick-thin arms, the feeble fists, etc.

--

This was my thought. It's so stereotyped (read: hilariously pathetic) that it can't be real.

Posted by: Lady in Black at July 19, 2021 10:58 AM (O+I8R)

268 Grift is why we're not voting our way out of this.

2016 was the last hurrah for voting in an outsider. 2020 showed us the folly.

Now we wait to see the form of the Destructor

Posted by: mostly cajun at July 19, 2021 10:58 AM (g5+Dm)

269 246 EXCLUSIVE DETAILS: @leynabloom is Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue's first transgender cover star
That's one way to get teenaged boys to stop fapping over a copy of the swimsuit issue.
Or are they legally required to lust over dude's in dresses?
We demand your seven-year old boys to pound each other while using "her" for stimulation. Because otherwise, we'll denounce you homophobic and transphobic and harass you 24/7 until they kill themselves.
Posted by: The "Center-Right" Washington Post at July 19, 2021 10:55 AM (HK8/E)

On a Tranny Girl, which hole is the Vag again?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at July 19, 2021 10:58 AM (ynpvh)

270 If you didn't know Leyna Bloom started out as man you wouldn't guess it. Whole lot of very good cosmetic surgery there. Beats looking at the dumpy men in dresses but I wouldn't be looking at SI anyway. I'm surprised that they still have any normal models instead of going full woke.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 19, 2021 10:58 AM (k39e/)

271 I plan so much that actually writing is mere drudgery. Filling in the blanks on my outline to make it actually a readable story. The most fun is in the planning where I detail who everyone is, why they're there, and what they do to get to the conclusion. Then it's just details like dialogue after that.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 19, 2021 10:55 AM (LvTSG)

Ah. And outliner.
I do a rough plot point outline and then drop the character into the scene and try to steer from plot point to plot point.
If I do a full outline, it kills my enthusiasm for the project....it does work, though. But it **feels** like work.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at July 19, 2021 10:58 AM (V6f9+)

272 EXCLUSIVE DETAILS: @leynabloom is Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue's first transgender cover star

-
Progressives can make even sex unpopular.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at July 19, 2021 10:58 AM (d9FiS)

273 The right thought police will someday seize girlie magazines. If the pages with photos of trannies are not stuck together someone's in trouble.

Posted by: Northernlurkerish at July 19, 2021 10:59 AM (cSyAR)

274 I have the worst feeling that I'll simply stare out the window all day and get nothing done.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 19, 2021 10:48 AM


You need to report success. Otherwise you'll have missed the MoMe in vain. Of course, success could be a good change of scenery and a bit of a recharge.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 19, 2021 10:59 AM (n9aSI)

275 nd even if you're "getting nothing done", a change of scenery and chance to think will help you be more efficient on your return.Posted by: pep at July 19, 2021 10:56 AM (ZsR3z)

Very true.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 19, 2021 10:59 AM (k39e/)

276 "You will tell the lie. You will support them. You will endorse them."

I remember BLM crashing a restaurant, threatening to beat anyone who refused to give the black power salute.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 19, 2021 11:00 AM (49Exr)

277 I've been a BRCC club member for a while. Canceled my subscription on Saturday I think.

Posted by: Defenestratus at July 19, 2021 10:39 AM (qOAd+)


Same here. Their coffee was OK, but very expensive. Twice what I pay for Peet's on sale at the store, which it is, quite frequently. So my only reason for buying from them was to show support for what appeared to be a conservative-friendly company. Then came the blood libels, the twisted liberal logic, and some pretty arrogant comments, which disabused me of any notion that they are what they pretended to be.

Posted by: HTL at July 19, 2021 11:00 AM (Rf3f1)

278
"Monkey brains, though popular in Cantonese cuisine are not often to be found in Washington DC."
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at July 19, 2021 10:56 AM (V6f9+)


Au contraire!

Try the Dr Zaius Platter at DC favorite "The Tasty Gibbon"

Posted by: naturalfake at July 19, 2021 11:00 AM (5NkmN)

279 BTW, I don't know if everyone's aware of the new grift I just mentioned - the Freedom Phone. It's being advertised by the likes of Candice Owens, Jack Posbiec and Bill Mitchell to name a few. It's basically a Chinese phone with an Android OS and packaged with apps like Duck Duck Go and Parler. The CEO is some kid who made a mint on Bitcoin - I forgot what software company he was tied to. ...
Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at July 19, 2021 10:58 AM (wAnMi)
++++
I saw that and what raised a red flag for me is that they talk about their phone OS, but don't say what it's derived from - or what it *isn't* derived from. No information at all about whether it's Android-derived or explicitly *not* Android-derived. Anyone pushing a security phone would talk about what is or is not under the covers, and the steps they took to ameliorate whatever flaws they identified. It made me very suspicious that there is *nothing* on their site - or their cross-marketing "review" sites - that go over what the OS actually is.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 19, 2021 11:00 AM (3p5uk)

280 "I have something that I need to fix," is simpler to me than, "I need to fill this blank page with stuff."

Filling a blank page is dead easy.

Posted by: Jack Torrance at July 19, 2021 11:01 AM (h5TKJ)

281 COVID RATTLES WALL STREET RAAWWK!

Posted by: Propaganda Parrot at July 19, 2021 11:01 AM (Tnijr)

282 The stop market is plunging.

Posted by: redridinghood at July 19, 2021 11:01 AM (NpAcC)

283 Posted by: Biden's Dog at July 19, 2021 10:44 AM (wymgv)

They should be called out and mocked for being good little aryans beating down minorities who say/think the "wrong" way. As a previous comment said "Hitler would be proud".

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at July 19, 2021 11:01 AM (1lKRm)

284 Paper roses, paper roses. Oh how real those roses seemed to me. But they're only imitation, like your imitation love for me, you fu*king grifters.....

But Marie is still tops in my book.

Posted by: Lump the Chump at July 19, 2021 11:01 AM (CnbeZ)

285 check that, my bad there. Ben Jones was elected in 1989 and served til 1993. I got that screwed up.

Posted by: Quint at July 19, 2021 11:02 AM (F2/Ok)

286 271 If I do a full outline, it kills my enthusiasm for the project....it does work, though. But it **feels** like work.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at July 19, 2021 10:58 AM (V6f9+)

=========

Yeah, I've always viewed writing as just work. Well, except for my first book which was a meandering mess of looking for reasons why I should hit 500 pages instead of just following the story. It felt invigorating to write because I never knew where I was going, but the final product was pretty much unreadable.

Since then, it's been a need to have a plan. Also, when I outline, I'm figuring out character motivation early so that the move from one plot point to the other tends to feel more organic within the story, like it's the characters making the decisions instead of me. I remember a college professor who said that his characters made all the decisions, and I thought he was a lunatic (liked him a lot otherwise). The characters are choosing nothing. You, the writer, are choosing everything. The key is making it feel like the characters are doing the choosing.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 19, 2021 11:02 AM (LvTSG)

287 stock market

Posted by: redridinghood at July 19, 2021 11:02 AM (NpAcC)

288 282 The stop market is plunging.
___________

The stock market has been overdue for a correction for a while now.

Don't know about the stop market.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at July 19, 2021 11:02 AM (k4dH2)

289 The stop market is plunging.
Posted by: redridinghood at July 19, 2021 11:01 AM (NpAcC)


and the peasants are revolting.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 19, 2021 11:02 AM (axyOa)

290 This looks cool but no mech is totally unstoppable.

https://youtu.be/AnwR2XF_Lsk

They manage to lure it into a concrete underground structure. Should have detonated the supports and drop literally the Earth on top of it. Or lacking the explosives to do it, run like rabbits making the smart tank blast the supports while trying to kill them.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 19, 2021 11:02 AM (ObMtJ)

291 Market indices are down, but not in circuit-breaker territory yet. Dow is the worst, at -2.3% so far today. Not fun if you're in that business, I imagine.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 19, 2021 11:02 AM (3p5uk)

292 I saw that and what raised a red flag for me is that they talk about their phone OS, but don't say what it's derived from - or what it *isn't* derived from. No information at all about whether it's Android-derived or explicitly *not* Android-derived. Anyone pushing a security phone would talk about what is or is not under the covers, and the steps they took to ameliorate whatever flaws they identified. It made me very suspicious that there is *nothing* on their site - or their cross-marketing "review" sites - that go over what the OS actually is.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 19, 2021 11:00 AM (3p5uk)


Joe, their website says the OS is Graphene, which is apparently an open source Android?

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at July 19, 2021 11:03 AM (PiwSw)

293 Kyle Rittenhouse is (imo) the real deal, a great American.
Posted by: illiniwek at July 19, 2021 10:56 AM (Cus5s)


Thing is, nobody on the other side will even address the hows and whys of what went down. The kid was there to 1) help his employer and 2) render first aid to anybody, including those trying to kill him. Then, he stops a dumpster fire being set next to gas pumps, which is what set off antifa. The people shooting at him were felons, and it was a clear case of self defense. Do you think any of these idiots has seen the video or read the evidence? His life is ruined, and he's going to have to be looking over his shoulder for the rest of his life. That's all exacerbated by freaks like the BRCC CEO, who to this day still has the rah-rah 'Merica Fuck Yeah! posts on Twatter, IG, FB and YT.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at July 19, 2021 11:03 AM (wAnMi)

294 >Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 19, 2021 10:57 AM (Q9lwr)

Oh yeah, I know that most of the Horde are ready to drop them like a hot potato, but I saw a few commenters kind of half-ass defending them last week, so I wanted to put some more evidence of BRCC duplicity in front of their eyes.

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at July 19, 2021 11:03 AM (DXFDM)

295 Freedom Phone smelt funny from the start. Scam or honey pot or both.

Still not seeing a lot of people talking about Gettr. Which smells exactly the same.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at July 19, 2021 11:03 AM (OssQ4)

296 COVID RATTLES WALL STREET RAAWWK!
Posted by: Propaganda Parrot

And Joe just took a victory lap!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at July 19, 2021 11:04 AM (d9FiS)

297 It made me very suspicious that there is *nothing* on their site - or their cross-marketing "review" sites - that go over what the OS actually is.
___

Same here.

Guess we'll find out from those that did buy them.
They ship in August, supposedly.

Posted by: SMH at July 19, 2021 11:04 AM (q/Mbq)

298 Stock market crashing?

And here I was talking about Bubblegum Crisis which was an allusion to how over inflated the Japanese economy was when that anime was made.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 19, 2021 11:04 AM (ObMtJ)

299 Joe, their website says the OS is Graphene, which is apparently an open source Android?
Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at July 19, 2021 11:03 AM (PiwSw)
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I didn't see that. Their website when I looked at it last week was almost unnaviagble unless you wanted to buy the thing. Or I didn't get how to use it, which is also possible. And yeah, Graphene is Android without the Google bits. It still has the problems that Android has, though.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 19, 2021 11:04 AM (3p5uk)

300 Market indices are down, but not in circuit-breaker
territory yet. Dow is the worst, at -2.3% so far today. Not fun if
you're in that business, I imagine.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 19, 2021 11:02 AM (3p5uk)

crap, it has gone up almost since the day Biden was elected. Sure it is not fun, but people need to know it can go up and down from time to time.

Posted by: Quint at July 19, 2021 11:04 AM (F2/Ok)

301
And the Antifa picture? The true believer is the one taking the picture.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at July 19, 2021 10:53 AM


I always thought it was the FBI informant what volunteered to take the picture...

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 19, 2021 11:04 AM (DUIap)

302 Oh, good Pete Hegseth is in the center seat on Outnumbered.

Posted by: redridinghood at July 19, 2021 11:05 AM (NpAcC)

303
Trump killed the stock market!!1!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 19, 2021 11:05 AM (Vt0jF)

304 I remember a college professor who said that his characters made all the decisions, and I thought he was a lunatic (liked him a lot otherwise). The characters are choosing nothing. You, the writer, are choosing everything. The key is making it feel like the characters are doing the choosing.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 19, 2021 11:02 AM (LvTSG)

Well, characters choosing the story is your subconscious or right brain doing the steering. It's a kick, since normally communicating with your right brain is hard. I always say my subconscious is smarter than I am.

If I've made my characters 'real' enough, my subconscious will make associations and decisions that are in character, but may not match the plot points I have in mind. Managing that is work. But having goal points to steer towards or breaking out of right brain mode to dictate some actions helps.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at July 19, 2021 11:05 AM (V6f9+)

305 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue...I don't think the models had to be women, or at least they never said they had to be. Millions are coming off the press right now, ready for the supermarket checkout racks.I'd bet you won't have to grab one right away until its discounted to 10 cents.

Posted by: Colin at July 19, 2021 11:05 AM (UF8gN)

306 and the peasants are revolting.
Posted by: Diogenes at July 19, 2021 11:02 AM (axyOa)


You said it! They stink on ice!

Posted by: King Louis at July 19, 2021 11:05 AM (PiwSw)

307 Wow. Markets tanking because of new corona panic. I din[t think the regime expected this, the panic was only meant to hurt Trump economy. Oops.

Posted by: Ribley at July 19, 2021 11:05 AM (MxEKc)

308 The difference is, the right has to actually go to people and ask them directly for money. By contrast, the left already controls any number of investment portfolios, endowments, grants, slush funds and other cash flows.


Mostly tax money. The left has perfected stealing from the public fisc via interlocking group memberships and mutual grants.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at July 19, 2021 11:05 AM (yQpMk)

309 The Stop Market is strong folks...

*leans down to put mouth on the microphone*

I'm serious.

Posted by: Joey Badfinger at July 19, 2021 11:06 AM (flINI)

310 But giving an interview to the NYT - why, why on earth would you do
that. Best has an instragram story out this morning saying "why do
so-called conservatives believe a word from the New York Times?" and
saying that him and Evan will address the "misinformation" out there.


Why? Because they are trying to fool all of the people, all of the time. It's PT Barnum time at BRC. Believe their interview, and disbelieve the walk-back.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at July 19, 2021 11:06 AM (MufmD)

311 Wow. Markets tanking because of new corona panic. I din[t think the regime expected this, the panic was only meant to hurt Trump economy. Oops.
Posted by: Ribley at July 19, 2021 11:05 AM (MxEKc)
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Or that's what it's being blamed on. Who knows. There are plenty of non-'Rona reasons for a stock market correction.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 19, 2021 11:06 AM (3p5uk)

312
To me, the political grift is a separate issue from the business one (thought they are related).

When it comes to the corporate grifters on the Right, like CFA and BRC, I think it's easy for pretty obvious reasons... in America, nearly every major corporation is outspokenly Leftist, and I mean *hard* Left, and they are *in your fuckin' grill* about it, every day. It's extremely tiresome.

So people on the Right are very eager to do business with people who share their values. And at the big-business level, where it's very cumbersome to vet a company, a CFA or BRC can mouth a few truisms we agree with, and we will throw large quantities of cash at them. It's fertile ground for the grift. I mean it's just the lowest-hanging fruit for a con I can practically think of.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 19, 2021 11:06 AM (JN3xP)

313 >>>COVID RATTLES WALL STREET RAAWWK!

Posted by: Propaganda Parrot



And Joe just took a victory lap!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at July 19, 2021 11:04 AM (d9FiS)<<<

"Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit eating paste."

-Joe Biden

Posted by: neurosis of the liver at July 19, 2021 11:06 AM (yk557)

314 Joe, their website says the OS is Graphene, which is apparently an open source Android?
Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at July 19, 2021 11:03 AM (PiwSw)


Android itself is open source, based around LINUX. There's all kinds of ways to make it more secure, but at the end of the day, you're still open to the apps you use, your carriers (which they now say are accessing your text messages) as well as whoever you're in contact with. If your friends aren't secure, then neither are you. If it's an issue, get a freaking LG flip phone, and only use voice services.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at July 19, 2021 11:06 AM (wAnMi)

315
You'll know it's bad when the computers start jumping from the windows.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 19, 2021 11:06 AM (Vt0jF)

316 You mean they finally managed to kill all trades on Game Stop?

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 19, 2021 11:06 AM (ObMtJ)

317 Oh and the wolfpack would have trouble picking out the weakling to cull.

*****

"You don't have to virtue signal faster than the wolf, you just have to virtue signal faster than your hiking partner."

/Camping Tips for Antifa Explorer Scouts

Posted by: Muldoon at July 19, 2021 11:07 AM (Xwt96)

318 Speaking of writing...I've taken a total break from it over the past month. I'd been slow going anyway for the past year, and I just wanted a break from worrying about the fact that I wasn't writing at all.

Well, back from vacation and my mother-in-law is finally going home, and I feel like I can get back into it again. Now, to finish this screenplay.

The last couple of things I've written I haven't really liked after the fact. Hopefully this one will turn out better.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 19, 2021 11:08 AM (LvTSG)

319 You'll know it's bad when the computers start jumping from the windows.

Windows Xi?

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 19, 2021 11:08 AM (ObMtJ)

320 Wow. Markets tanking because of new corona panic. I
din[t think the regime expected this, the panic was only meant to hurt
Trump economy. Oops.


Posted by: Ribley at July 19, 2021 11:05 AM

yep. Lock downs are making a comeback along with face diaper mandates. I hope Governor abbott learned his lesson from the last mess he made. If he does it again he is toast next year.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at July 19, 2021 11:08 AM (JUOKG)

321 Huh. This is potentially interesting if it holds up into the next series of auctions. The 30-year Treasury is down by almost 5% today, and the 10-year Treasury is off by over 7%. In bonds, prices are inverse to yields - so that implies a higher coupon if that trend holds up into auctions.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 19, 2021 11:08 AM (3p5uk)

322 307 Wow. Markets tanking because of new corona panic. I din[t think the regime expected this, the panic was only meant to hurt Trump economy. Oops.
Posted by: Ribley at July 19, 2021 11:05 AM (MxEKc)

I think they see it as a feature. They initially planned it as a way to hurt Trump sure, but they also found it gave them so very much power. Plus, it allowed them to crush small business and show the weaknesses in 'Capitalism' (forget that the system we have now is fucking fascism- not even close to free market.)

They do not give a shit about the markets, so much the better, to their minds. And the companies will continue to fall in line.

Blood, if we are lucky.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 19, 2021 11:10 AM (csEWM)

323 319 You'll know it's bad when the computers start jumping from the windows.

Windows Xi?


Posted by: Anna Puma at July 19, 2021 11:08 AM (ObMtJ)

CCP compliant

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at July 19, 2021 11:10 AM (ynpvh)

324 >Windows Xi?
Posted by: Anna Puma at July 19, 2021 11:08 AM (ObMtJ)

I feel stupid for not figuring out that obvious nickname for Win11.

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at July 19, 2021 11:10 AM (DXFDM)

325
BTW, what I outlined above is the entire business-model for the Democrat scammers at Fox. Because of the Left's total institutional capture, half the country is voiceless and totally unrepresented anywhere in media.

That makes for a vast, untapped reservoir of cash for the right kind of lowlife to exploit. And Rupert Murdock (and sons) is one such lowlife. There are many in the """conservative""" media, but he's the one who turned this grift into billions of dollars.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 19, 2021 11:10 AM (JN3xP)

326 I am surprised it took this long for the uproar about Black Rifle. It has been known for quite some time they are playing for the other team.

Posted by: Bonnie Blue no longer gives a shit at July 19, 2021 11:10 AM (hlxe7)

327 I saw that and what raised a red flag for me is that they talk about their phone OS, but don't say what it's derived from - or what it *isn't* derived from. No information at all about whether it's Android-derived or explicitly *not* Android-derived. Anyone pushing a security phone would talk about what is or is not under the covers, and the steps they took to ameliorate whatever flaws they identified. It made me very suspicious that there is *nothing* on their site - or their cross-marketing "review" sites - that go over what the OS actually is.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 19, 2021 11:00 AM (3p5uk)


It's about as free of information as you can possibly get. But apparently just wave a flag and scream MAGA and you've got an audience. It's being shredded on a lot of tech sites, even Gizmodo was warning people to stay away. I'm sure that this week we'll see somebody do a teardown. Somebody already identified the hardware. But by the time word is out, the kid will have made a killing. And I can't really get pissed. Almost wish I'd have thought of it.

https://youtu.be/2EVeydxXwKQ

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at July 19, 2021 11:10 AM (wAnMi)

328
If I had any skill, I'd write a novel where every trace of racism disappeared from the US and the desolation and terror that resulted in the race industry.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 19, 2021 11:11 AM (Vt0jF)

329 "To where, though? To where?"

Back home to Texas, of course. Assuming we don't let the Cali Refugees muck it up.

When? is more on my mind of late. It's Germany 1930s again. When do you see it and leave? The Brownshirts just rolled through and smashed all the glass. One "jew" fought back and killed two, and is now being demonized. Others marched in protest on Jan 6th and have been held as political prisoners (basically) since then.

Why are you still here? RUN!

It's interesting to me, because it's so easy to look backwards into History and ask "why didn't they ___ ?" But apparently it's not so simple in real time.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 19, 2021 11:11 AM (49Exr)

330 I keep trending toward the Manichean side of things. Not sure if this is a good or bad thing, honestly.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 19, 2021 11:11 AM (csEWM)

331 Great, now I have the Plow King song stuck in my head.

Mr. Plow is a loser
And I think he is a boozer

Posted by: spindrift at July 19, 2021 11:11 AM (h5TKJ)

332 https://www.grandmesalodge.com/cabins/

I really want to spend a week in #13.

Posted by: Infidel at July 19, 2021 11:11 AM (dYrVA)

333 They do not give a shit about the markets, so much the better, to their minds. And the companies will continue to fall in line.

Blood, if we are lucky.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 19, 2021 11:10 AM (csEWM)

I don't think they care about the economy in general.

Posted by: Ordinary American at July 19, 2021 11:12 AM (vhMB7)

334 NOOD Tater

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at July 19, 2021 11:12 AM (wAnMi)

335 321 Huh. This is potentially interesting if it holds up into the next series of auctions. The 30-year Treasury is down by almost 5% today, and the 10-year Treasury is off by over 7%. In bonds, prices are inverse to yields - so that implies a higher coupon if that trend holds up into auctions.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 19, 2021 11:08 AM (3p5uk)

Where are you seeing that? I'm seeing yields down and price up on the WSJ.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at July 19, 2021 11:12 AM (z5Vrg)

336 The phone I find interesting is the Light Phone: thelightphone.com. It's a phone. It calls and texts and can be used as a hotspot. But most internet stuff, including social media and email, are not on it.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at July 19, 2021 11:13 AM (5HBd1)

337 I'd bet you won't have to grab one right away until its discounted to 10 cents.

Yeah, but it was a good deal.

Posted by: Some Poor Indian Villagers Fapping To This Stuff at July 19, 2021 11:14 AM (wHwdP)

338 This looks cool but no mech is totally unstoppable.

-
Tales From the Loop is a new (to me) syfy series on Prime. It's got a very good look being based on the art of Simon St[funny frostback letter a with a circle over it]lenhag. I've watched only the first episode and it was OK but not great. I hope it gets better.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1htuNZp82Ck

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at July 19, 2021 11:15 AM (d9FiS)

339 263 BTW, I don't know if everyone's aware of the new grift I just mentioned - the Freedom Phone. It's being advertised by the likes of Candice Owens, Jack Posbiec and Bill Mitchell to name a few. It's basically a Chinese phone with an Android OS and packaged with apps like Duck Duck Go and Parler. The CEO is some kid who made a mint on Bitcoin - I forgot what software company he was tied to.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at July 19, 2021 10:58 AM (wAnMi)


I was going to cover this in Wednesday's rant, "Grift Part 2".

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at July 19, 2021 11:16 AM (tAm/I)

340 "His life is ruined, and he's going to have to be looking over his shoulder for the rest of his life."

Meanwhile, Eric Clanton gets 3 years probation for braining 6 conservatives with a bike lock, literally cracking open skulls. A former teacher who will be back to teaching your kids in college in no time.

Is it any wonder the undecided are abandoning the Right?

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 19, 2021 11:16 AM (49Exr)

341 I saw that and what raised a red flag for me is that they talk about their phone OS, but don't say what it's derived from - or what it *isn't* derived from. No information at all about whether it's Android-derived or explicitly *not* Android-derived. Anyone pushing a security phone would talk about what is or is not under the covers, and the steps they took to ameliorate whatever flaws they identified. It made me very suspicious that there is *nothing* on their site - or their cross-marketing "review" sites - that go over what the OS actually is.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 19, 2021 11:00 AM (3p5uk)

Same here. The only way that I've seen to circumvent the Google/Apple/Microsoft garden is to go completely Linux, and there are less than a handful of makers that are going that route. No apps, long-ish lead times to get your phone, etc. Librem and PinePhone come to mind. Anything else is a grift.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at July 19, 2021 11:16 AM (ddusf)

342 >assuming the right is more susceptible to grift than the left, why should that be?

The left already controls every single institution in society. They're carpet bombed with messages that reinforce their state-approved views in every airport, every movie, every popular song, every TV channel, every newspaper--you name it. So they can afford to have an abundance mentality.

The right, meanwhile, has been utterly routed in the institutions of society. People are so desperate for the smallest crumbs of support and reinforcement that they'll latch onto any voice that seems to provide them, like a drowning man clinging to a life preserver. That's how you end up with slimy triangulating weasels like Ben Shapiro, retarded pedophiles like the Lincoln Project, and yeah, the entire GOP.

I guess people will submit to anything if it might stop those scawey meanies on the left from calling them wayciss huh?

And the humiliations will continue until the right grows a fucking brain and a spine and demands--and produces--something better than these worthless losers.

Posted by: BunnyFooFoo at July 19, 2021 11:17 AM (0Uf+z)

343 "Still not seeing a lot of people talking about Gettr. Which smells exactly the same."

One thing these guys miss when they start these open platforms trying to compete with Twitter is that most conservatives don't want to read 100 identical posts from people they agree with, it's boring. I read Twitter to see what kind of moronic crap the left is up to.

Posted by: lowandslow at July 19, 2021 11:18 AM (qH6FZ)

344 326 I am surprised it took this long for the uproar about Black Rifle. It has been known for quite some time they are playing for the other team.
Posted by: Bonnie Blue no longer gives a shit at July 19, 2021 11:10 AM (hlxe7)

If you're talking about the post on some Texas gun owners club forum about how the founders donated to Biden's campaign, that was a bunch of horse crap. Some of their EMPLOYEES donated to Biden's campaign but the company itself didn't - at least according to the materials they posted.

I'm still not altogether unconvinced that this isn't an effort of the NYT and the leftist juggernaught (BIRM) to derail a right-leaning success story.

Either way I've canceled - but I will listen to their explanations.

Posted by: Defenestratus at July 19, 2021 11:23 AM (MufmD)

345 There is a fine line between grift and and out-and-out scam, and I think the Tea Party Super-PACs were pretty much all scams.
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These are the ones that got IRS (Lois Lerner's) approval. The ones that didn't might have been honest, but we'll never know because they were strangled in the crib.

Posted by: zmdavid at July 19, 2021 11:25 AM (xqRaG)

346 Don't forget the latest money-laundering scheme, "gofundme". Dem gets in trouble, starts a gofundme and all of this mysterious strings-free money just starts flowing to them. Meanwhile anyone to the right gets thrown off the platforms lickety split

Posted by: trump at July 19, 2021 11:29 AM (GSJcT)

347 "Do you think any of these idiots has seen the video or read the evidence? His life is ruined, and he's going to have to be looking over his shoulder for the rest of his life."


Kyle's life is not ruined. In one sense "the world is his oyster" (potentially).

He is a hero, and he will probably win the battle. And he should come out the other side stronger. We fight wars ... it ruins some lives (those that die or get PTSD?) ... but many emerge stronger, more "patriotic", more "enlightened" about the fight we are in. The soy boy with a trust fund will (likely) never be so "enlightened and alive".


Being attacked is part of the "competition" ... we run the race, finish our course ... one day reap rewards, maybe even some rewards here on earth.

Posted by: illiniwek at July 19, 2021 11:31 AM (Cus5s)

348 I know this is willowed but didn't Marie and Schneider do an album together with that song Meet Me In Montana in it? Huge Osmond fan.

Posted by: Jaimo at July 19, 2021 11:37 AM (/Kt3K)

349 No, the Right always gets fooled by Grifters because they REFUSE to be skeptical. They LOVE being gullible fools and giving people not just 2nd Chances, but 4th or 5th chances.

Large numbers of them love to "fall in line and support Mr. X". And Instead of saying, "Hey, why don't we do some research on this guy" they're so pathetically grateful that someone is speaking up for them, they rush from 1st date to marriage in one step.

Even after his death you still had Conservatives talking up McCain. You still have Right-wingers who'll praise Bush and Romney. You still have Trump supporters babbling about "Cocaine Mitch" or saying stuff like "I still like national review".

OTOH, with the Left its one strike and you're out. Forever. No big Tent for them. No 2nd chances. No, well he supports us on this, so I'll forgive him for stabbing us in the back on that. Nope. That's one big reason why they win. And we don't.

Posted by: rcocean at July 19, 2021 11:42 AM (evE25)

350 Female WhoDis is Marie Osmond, who I would totally go for.

Posted by: Naqamel at July 19, 2021 11:45 AM (La8M1)

351 THe Left controls the Establishment. They are the establishment. They control the media, the entertainment industry, the law, the universities, and in 2021 much of Big Business.

If you're on the Left, you don't need to vet your leaders. "The Party" does that for you. The Central Committee has approved them and if they get out of line will destroy them.

So, yes their job is much easier. The average Lefty just has to vote and watch CNN/MSNBC and repeat the Narrative. No fuss, no muss.

Posted by: rcocean at July 19, 2021 11:47 AM (evE25)

352 19 If the picture of the Denver Antifa just makes me laugh and laugh.
Posted by: Diogenes at July 19, 2021 10:25 AM (axyOa)


Why are you laughing? So far, they're winning.

Never ever underestimate your enemies.

Posted by: Justsayin' at July 19, 2021 11:47 AM (Fs5vw)

353 *smooths out shirt*

Man I never get any pussy!
Posted by: Dude in Bear Soy Boy Sweater at July 19, 2021 10:39 AM (yrol0)

That's because she's already got one, why would she need another?

Posted by: OneEyedJack at July 19, 2021 11:56 AM (z79tQ)

354 Marie Osmond. Always cleaned up well, but it's all hair and make up.. And 4-5 marriages...Mormon, schmormon, a bat s*** crazy chick is still a bats*** crazy chick..
John Schneider mostly does
family fare" these days, including a bunch of Hallmark movies...

Posted by: Michael Christian at July 19, 2021 12:06 PM (/LbTY)

355 Late to the party but, Marie Osmond and John Schneider, who, next to Bruce Boxleitner, is the best reason to watch SyFy original movies.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at July 19, 2021 12:17 PM (TqblR)

356 I know you don't like to link directly to twatter, but I long to see the comments to Maricopa county' s idiocy. I think I learned the order of operations in third grade.

Posted by: Anacleto Mitraglia at July 19, 2021 01:00 PM (71AcD)

357 CRT and the 1619 Project Brainwash/Indoctrinate the kids from the NEA

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at July 19, 2021 05:37 PM (wGqjj)

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