The Morning Rant: Minimalist Edition

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I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.
-- Isoroku Yamamoto*

In just a few generations, American Exceptionalism has morphed from the military and industrial juggernaut that fought a two-front war across oceans, supplied its allies with war materiel, and then rebuilt the losers into functioning democratic societies..into our current malaise that is a morbid fixation on pleasure, entertainment, and most of all safety.

Gone is "Duty, Honor, Country," except in ever shrinking segments of our society. Gone is any interest in the civic life; it seems that an aggressive ignorance of all but the shortest and most manipulative taglines is the dominant political philosophy of the day.

In place of an involved citizenry we have a majority that is obsessed by celebrities and their chaotic opinions and styles, a rabid desire to collect likes and follows and retweets of their most inane behavior, and dominating it all is a titanic shift away from the traditional American mindset of exploration and curiosity and drive and individualism toward a careful and sclerotic approach to life that emphasizes safety from all risks, no matter how trivial or imagined.

It's easy to blame CCP flu and its use by government as a cudgel with which to beat America into submission and acceptance of their next stage of power grabs and control, but it has been building for generations.

The evolution of the automobile is a perfect microcosm: seatbelts and auto-locking doors and automatic transmissions and air bags and parking assist and lane-change warning and emergency braking independent of the driver and a host of other safety features that have neutered the great American pastime of driving...all in the interest of protecting us from ourselves.

But a society that values safety over all other considerations does not produce astronauts who go to the moon or entrepreneurs who create unimaginable wonders or armies filled with men who understand sacrifice for the greater good. It produces vast bureaucracies dedicated, at least on the surface, to that safety, but in reality those bureaucracies have a far more malign intent; to continue the transition from a risk-taking, freedom loving people to a careful and plodding and dependent populace that is beholden to those who protect them. It is one reason why our immigration policy was carefully shifted away from the West and to other parts of the world where our traditional concepts of freedom and independence are quite simply nonexistent.

Life is inherently risky, especially if lived well; and that means living as a free people, as individuals, as Americans, or what that used to mean!

*Probably a made-up quote...

Posted by: CBD at 11:00 AM




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1 made up quotes are the best

-Abe Lincoln

Posted by: brak at September 14, 2021 10:01 AM (I4hmj)

2 Buy ammo.

Posted by: BignJames at September 14, 2021 10:01 AM (AwYPR)

3 SPONGE

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 14, 2021 10:01 AM (3p5uk)

4 not sponge

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 14, 2021 10:02 AM (LvTSG)

5 Top ten!

Posted by: Engineer at September 14, 2021 10:02 AM (ExIA1)

6 Life is inherently risky, especially if lived well; and that means living as a free people, as individuals, as Americans, or what that used to mean!
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Yes. Risk-aversion can become pathological.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 14, 2021 10:02 AM (3p5uk)

7 I win a participation medal!

Posted by: Engineer at September 14, 2021 10:03 AM (ExIA1)

8 The evolution of the automobile is a perfect microcosm: seatbelts and auto-locking doors and automatic transmissions and air bags and parking assist and lane-change warning and emergency braking independent of the driver and a host of other safety features that have neutered the great American pastime of driving...all in the interest of protecting us from ourselves.

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While also making entry-level cars increasingly expensive and out of reach of the lower rungs of the economic ladder.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 14, 2021 10:03 AM (LvTSG)

9 Hey, the Redskins have Heinicke, we're good.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 14, 2021 10:03 AM (/MaDp)

10 Yes. Risk-aversion can become pathological.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 14, 2021 10:02 AM (3p5uk)

Driver-less test trucks coming to an interstate near you, soon!

Posted by: BignJames at September 14, 2021 10:04 AM (AwYPR)

11 Greetings:

For me, things turned in 1973 what with Roe v. Wade and the suspension of the military draft for young men.

All aboard the no responsibility train !!!

Posted by: 11B40 at September 14, 2021 10:04 AM (uuklp)

12 Meh, let it burn. Rebuild from the ashes. Another great depression would go great lengths in adjusting behaviors.

Posted by: Saxinis Kion at September 14, 2021 10:04 AM (dbdgv)

13 12 Meh, let it burn. Rebuild from the ashes. Another great depression would go great lengths in adjusting behaviors.
Posted by: Saxinis Kion at September 14, 2021 10:04 AM (dbdgv)

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The New New Deal's gonna be lit.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 14, 2021 10:05 AM (LvTSG)

14 Didn't President Dying Brain say something about his job is keeping Americans safe?
Why would any sentient being look to a corrupt, senile pervert for safety?

Posted by: N.L. Urker, the Phillips screwdriver of the gods at September 14, 2021 10:05 AM (cSyAR)

15 >>So the question is, what do we stock up on today since we know inflation is coming. Besides ammo.
Posted by: 496

MORE ammo?

Been wrestling with this one myself. Land is appealing as an investment.

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at September 14, 2021 10:05 AM (8548M)

16 "*Probably a made-up quote..."

Can't be. I heard it in a movie, AND read it on the internet, so it is doubly true!

Posted by: Engineer at September 14, 2021 10:05 AM (ExIA1)

17 Lot of fast short covering going on. Did Biden shit himself again?

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 14, 2021 10:05 AM (/MaDp)

18 That's a heck of a good rant.

Posted by: 496 at September 14, 2021 10:05 AM (VJsqe)

19 The New New Deal's gonna be lit.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison

"The only thing we have to fear is -" BANG!

Posted by: Tonypete at September 14, 2021 10:06 AM (mD/uy)

20 Perhaps the translation of that quote was "I think we may have fucked up."

Posted by: NR Pax at September 14, 2021 10:06 AM (iwbG2)

21 Imagine if there were no warning labels on the Superman halloween costume, how many idiots would Darwin themselves out and not contribute to the gene pool.

Posted by: Saxinis Kion at September 14, 2021 10:06 AM (dbdgv)

22 "The only thing we have to fear is -" BANG!
Posted by: Tonypete at September 14, 2021 10:06 AM (mD/uy)

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I don't know about anyone else, but I'm pretty fearful of lac

Posted by: 496 at September 14, 2021 10:07 AM (VJsqe)

23 Thank goodness we didn't have all these stupid safety measures on cars when I found out Joe was cheating on me!

Posted by: The First Mrs Biden at September 14, 2021 10:07 AM (DpkTQ)

24 >>The evolution of the automobile is a perfect microcosm: seatbelts and auto-locking doors and automatic transmissions and air bags and parking assist and lane-change warning and emergency braking independent of the driver and a host of other safety features that have neutered the great American pastime of driving...all in the interest of protecting us from ourselves.


I think in recent years, these "features" are to ease us into driverless cars. We are slowly giving operational control over to the car, and then they'll say. "Why not relax in the back set instead - the car already maintains speed, senses lanes and speedlimits, parks itself, etc.?" And then they will have tracking and direct control of our movement.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 14, 2021 10:07 AM (+Rh4C)

25 Yes. Risk-aversion can become pathological.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 14, 2021 10:02 AM


You're one of those people who hunker down in Australia, instead of manfully slugging it out in a land war in Asia, aren't you?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at September 14, 2021 10:07 AM (a3Q+t)

26 Where are people getting their emergency food rations from?

I was using Mountain Home but they've gotten pricey.

Posted by: 18-1 at September 14, 2021 10:07 AM (DpkTQ)

27 BLAAAACK TRUMP!!!11!

Posted by: Newsom und der Biden at September 14, 2021 10:08 AM (54hFy)

28 'The in-flight smoking ban will only be for flights of short duration.' As a docent at the aviation museum I had to explain what the armchair ashtrays were to people in their late 20s.

Posted by: Eromero at September 14, 2021 10:08 AM (0OP+5)

29 "And then they will have tracking and direct control of our movement."

And drive you straight to the re-education camp whenever it is 'needed.'

Posted by: Engineer at September 14, 2021 10:08 AM (ExIA1)

30 Cars are just turning into computers on wheels that can be used to track and control us just like everything else.

Posted by: brak at September 14, 2021 10:09 AM (I4hmj)

31 I think in recent years, these "features" are to ease us into driverless electric cars. We are slowly giving operational control over to the car, and then they'll say. "Why not relax in the back set instead - the car already maintains speed, senses lanes and speedlimits, parks itself, etc.?" And then they will have tracking and direct control of our movement.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 14, 2021 10:07 AM (+Rh4C)

yep

Posted by: BignJames at September 14, 2021 10:09 AM (AwYPR)

32 "We do these things not because they are easy, but because they are hard."

- President John F. Kennedy on going to the Moon.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 14, 2021 10:09 AM (oEMN+)

33 'The in-flight smoking ban will only be for flights of short duration.' As a docent at the aviation museum I had to explain what the armchair ashtrays were to people in their late 20s.
Posted by: Eromero

"The Captain has turned off the 'no smoking' sign . . . "

Words from another era.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 14, 2021 10:09 AM (mD/uy)

34 Regan was right, we are always one generation away from regressing and sliding into decadence or worse.

Tolerance of evil is a vice

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at September 14, 2021 10:09 AM (XvPQV)

35 manfully slugging it out in a land war in Asia, aren't you?
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Its been known for sometime that slugfests in Asia are things to avoid.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 14, 2021 10:09 AM (/MaDp)

36 *Probably a made-up quote..

If it's made up, at least it is well sourced. As with the "rifle behind every blade of grass" response to those who wanted to put boots onto Santa Monica Boulevard.

Posted by: Fox2 at September 14, 2021 10:09 AM (qyH+l)

37 Breaking from the Babylon Bee: AOC Now Selling 'Tax The Rich' Caviar For Just $10,000 A Can

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at September 14, 2021 10:09 AM (UHVv4)

38 Probably belonged in the art thread, but this is a great time to revisit this classic short story (in the age of being assigned "privilege" ratings with associated social weights and chains):

https://tinyurl.com/wteu8eud

Great film short, and note who portrays Diana Moon Glampers

Posted by: Lizzy at September 14, 2021 10:10 AM (+Rh4C)

39 I read something that surprised me this morning. A local FOX news station was soliciting stories of people on facebook, stories of people becoming severely ill or dying with COVID that were unvaccinated. -

They were shilling for "convincer" stories. But the results were so many people describing their own or other's vaccines injury or coincidental death, or with breakthrough COVID, some with family members who perished from it.

On facebook most people are "real" and give their real names, so I suppose it's a great way to fish for real community stories. They just didn't get the kind they were looking for.


Posted by: SarahW at September 14, 2021 10:10 AM (g1vnC)

40 34 Regan was right, we are always one generation away from regressing and sliding into decadence or worse.

Tolerance of evil is a vice
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at September 14, 2021 10:09 AM (XvPQV)

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I don't remember that quote from The Exorcist.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 14, 2021 10:10 AM (LvTSG)

41 You want Starship Troopers

You'll settle for The Foundation Series

You'll get Logan's Run without Jenny Agutter

Posted by: 18-1 at September 14, 2021 10:10 AM (DpkTQ)

42 'The in-flight smoking ban will only be for flights of short duration.' As a docent at the aviation museum I had to explain what the armchair ashtrays were to people in their late 20s.
Posted by: Eromero at September 14, 2021 10:08 AM (0OP+5)
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Heh. And now they're gone in cars, too.

For a real blast from the past, check out an IBM mainframe operations console from the sixties or seventies. A lot of them had ashtrays built in to the console (which itself was the size of a large desk, and was a combination of computer gear and stout office furniture).

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 14, 2021 10:10 AM (3p5uk)

43 Idiot Republican ranking member of Senate Foreign Relations Cmte, Risch of Idaho, wastes four minutes of his time pressing Blinken, "Who in the White House cuts-off the Biden video feed, as happened yesterday?" Blinken simply chuckles and says over and over, "No one ever stops Biden from speaking."

The GOPe asshoes are worse than useless.

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

44 26 Where are people getting their emergency food rations from?

I was using Mountain Home but they've gotten pricey.

Make your own? I'm thinking about adding a manual pump to my well and getting a vacuum sealer to start storing some staples.

Posted by: Saxinis Kion at September 14, 2021 10:10 AM (dbdgv)

45 https://www.facebook.com/
wxyzdetroit/posts/10158207967261135

That's the link to the facebook entry

Posted by: SarahW at September 14, 2021 10:10 AM (g1vnC)

46 26 Where are people getting their emergency food rations from?
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Neighbors we don't like.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 14, 2021 10:10 AM (/MaDp)

47 The in-flight smoking ban will only be for flights of short duration.' As a docent at the aviation museum I had to explain what the armchair ashtrays were to people in their late 20s.
Posted by: Eromero at September 14, 2021 10:08 AM


I didn't know the Wright Brothers' Flyer even had seats.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at September 14, 2021 10:10 AM (a3Q+t)

48 So the question is, what do we stock up on today since we know inflation is coming. Besides ammo.
Posted by: 496



Canned goods. Dried meats.
Portable solar panels & chargers. Rechargeable batteries. Battery powered radio. Comm devices.
Water and/or water treatment. 1 lb bag of pool treatment will treat 10,000 gallons of drinking water. Involves maths, but nothing fancy.

Ammo for shooting. Not for trading. Never trade something that can be sent back at you.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 14, 2021 10:10 AM (OCTRt)

49 'The in-flight smoking ban will only be for flights of short duration.' As a docent at the aviation museum I had to explain what the armchair ashtrays were to people in their late 20s.
Posted by: Eromero at September 14, 2021 10:08 AM (0OP+5)
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Come to think of it, the lavatories still have ashtrays, I think because they come that way from the manufacturer.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 14, 2021 10:11 AM (3p5uk)

50 Thought I was rambling to myself downstairs

Posted by: Skip's Phone at September 14, 2021 10:11 AM (/EJNM)

51 You want Starship Troopers
You'll settle for The Foundation Series
You'll get Logan's Run without Jenny Agutter
Posted by: 18-1 at September 14, 2021 10:10 AM (DpkTQ)
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That right there is a real nightmare scenario!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 14, 2021 10:11 AM (3p5uk)

52 32 "We do these things hotties not because they are easy, but because they we are hard."

- President John F. Kennedy on going to the Moon.
Posted by: Anna Puma at September 14, 2021 10:09 AM (oEMN+)

Fixed for Kennedy

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at September 14, 2021 10:11 AM (XvPQV)

53 They were shilling for "convincer" stories. But the results were so many people describing their own or other's vaccines injury or coincidental death, or with breakthrough COVID, some with family members who perished from it.

That's what happened with Nicki Minaj - she mentioned the friend of her family injured by the clot shot, and her feed was half full of media people yelling at her and half full of people talking about the clot shot injuries they experienced.

Posted by: 18-1 at September 14, 2021 10:11 AM (DpkTQ)

54

All good things gotta come to an end,
And it's the same with the wildwood weed.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 14, 2021 10:11 AM (63Dwl)

55 33 'The in-flight smoking ban will only be for flights of short duration.' As a docent at the aviation museum I had to explain what the armchair ashtrays were to people in their late 20s.
Posted by: Eromero

"The Captain has turned off the 'no smoking' sign . . . "

Words from another era.
Posted by: Tonypete at September 14, 2021 10:09 AM (mD/uy)
The airframe folks used to find leaks in the pressurized hull by looking for nicotine stains on the outside of the aircraft.

Posted by: Fox2 at September 14, 2021 10:11 AM (qyH+l)

56 42 'The in-flight smoking ban will only be for flights of short duration.' As a docent at the aviation museum I had to explain what the armchair ashtrays were to people in their late 20s.
Posted by: Eromero at September 14, 2021 10:08 AM (0OP+5)
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Heh. And now they're gone in cars, too.

For a real blast from the past, check out an IBM mainframe operations console from the sixties or seventies. A lot of them had ashtrays built in to the console (which itself was the size of a large desk, and was a combination of computer gear and stout office furniture).

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 14, 2021 10:10 AM (3p5uk)


Same thing in the original consoles in NASA Mission Control.

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

57 A society that encourages its youth to be weak, stupid, vain, narcissistic, and hates the country in which they live is not a society at all.

Posted by: Ian Deal at September 14, 2021 10:12 AM (AvN9S)

58
It's telling that Yamamoto, the guy who conceived the attack against Pearl Harbor, was without a doubt the soberest and sanest person in Japanese leadership. Those people had a case of grade-A bonkeritis. Imperial Japan is an interesting case. It was like the Batman villains all got together and made a country.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 14, 2021 10:12 AM (FvCkv)

59 Its been known for sometime that slugfests in Asia are things to avoid.
Posted by: Puddin Head

Trying to hold onto the Ukraine in Risk should have taught that to anyone paying attention.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 14, 2021 10:12 AM (mD/uy)

60 The headlines now are all the kids are getting the covids!!!! Um, yet they never tell us how many kids were tested in the past compared to now. And remember in person school has mandatory testing many places.

IOW, it's all a f'n op.... again.

Posted by: InCali at September 14, 2021 10:13 AM (ov5G+)

61 Mountain Home makes the 'best' survival rations but if you're hungry enough, you'll eat anything.

I stack canned food, pasta, water....and ammo.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at September 14, 2021 10:13 AM (XvPQV)

62 One of the most insightful rants (a high bar, indeed) I've ever read. I was thinking and wondering about what has happened to us as a country earlier this morning.

Where are we, where are we headed, and is there anything that can be done to reverse the trend? I remember having some of these thoughts back in the late 60's and early 70's when college campuses were bombed.

However, back then, Hubert Humphrey was about as far left as you could go in terms of power. People like AOC Omar, Tlaib, etc. who truly hate the country weren't even born. Now they are in positions of power and on the ascendency here.

Just, wow.

Posted by: RM at September 14, 2021 10:13 AM (U3LtS)

63 Trying to hold onto the Ukraine in Risk should have taught that to anyone paying attention.
Posted by: Tonypete at September 14, 2021 10:12 AM (mD/uy)

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It's time to put the hurt on the Ukraine!

Posted by: 496 at September 14, 2021 10:13 AM (VJsqe)

64 It is interesting to consider how societally we have devolved when it comes to facing existential threats. WW2 as noted we collapsed multiple enemies with military might and in the Cold War collapsed an enemy with economic might. Both underpinned critically with a firm belief in right and wrong and a faith in our founding principles, including God. Today we play hedgehog to a common cold and whistle past a graveyard that is China. Maybe there is something in the water.

Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at September 14, 2021 10:13 AM (oWBc3)

65 Where are people getting their emergency food rations from?

I was using Mountain Home but they've gotten pricey.
Posted by: 18-1


Amazon & Sam's - Auguson Farms

Rainy Day Foods dot com.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 14, 2021 10:13 AM (OCTRt)

66 It was like the Batman villains all got together and made a country.

We've got you now America Man! How will you stop our plan to take over the earth now that we blew up your Battleships?!? MUHAHAHAHA

Posted by: Imperial Japan at September 14, 2021 10:14 AM (DpkTQ)

67 Just a reminder, Reagan faced off against Democrats who called NASA "Throwing money up in space" that we could "use here to make a better society".

The doorstops we call "Republicans" have at least kept Democrats from degrading society that much faster.

Posted by: Axeman at September 14, 2021 10:14 AM (XHhHI)

68 If anyone wants to see the waste and decadence the libs love to decry, take a look at the libs at the Met Gala. Poor widdle Simone Biles' gown had 88lbs of beads on it and she needed a team to help her carry it. I have never seen such a group of overhyped symbols of national decay and hedonistic bullshit in my life. Of course DiBlahsio was there.
But of course, they are against the 1%.

Posted by: CN at September 14, 2021 10:14 AM (ONvIw)

69 51 You want Starship Troopers
You'll settle for The Foundation Series
You'll get Logan's Run without Jenny Agutter
Posted by: 18-1 at September 14, 2021 10:10 AM (DpkTQ)

I want the film they cut out of the robot segment.

And the original take of the scene Barbra had reshot in The Owl and the Pussycat.

Posted by: Fox2 at September 14, 2021 10:14 AM (qyH+l)

70 >>Breaking from the Babylon Bee: AOC Now Selling 'Tax The Rich' Caviar For Just $10,000 A Can


Reality trumps the Babylon Bee -- see Lingua Franca's hand-embroidered cashmere sweaters. (bonus: She hires cheap labor immigrants to embroider Lefty slogans.)

https://linguafranca.nyc/pages/collections-menu

Posted by: Lizzy at September 14, 2021 10:14 AM (+Rh4C)

71 Heirloom seeds for gardening.

Posted by: irright at September 14, 2021 10:14 AM (8rX4S)

72 59 Its been known for sometime that slugfests in Asia are things to avoid.
Posted by: Puddin Head

Trying to hold onto the Ukraine in Risk should have taught that to anyone paying attention.
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Always avoid Europe and Asia early.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 14, 2021 10:15 AM (/MaDp)

73 Has anyone notice the absolute 100% lack of the msm or biden trotting out "grateful" Americans that they rescued from Afghanistan?


One would think they could find at least one or two people that they could put in front of a camera to praise joe biden's historic airlift to freedom.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at September 14, 2021 10:15 AM (JUOKG)

74 The headlines
Posted by: InCali
Yup. Keep the panic going. How many are completely symptomless.

Posted by: MikeM at September 14, 2021 10:15 AM (KkKWo)

75 Anyway was ranting the Afghansame were getting dumped on red to purple states with goal to help Democrats or fk over the state with welfare or a Muslim population in the future.
Working well with some congressional area

Posted by: Skip's Phone at September 14, 2021 10:15 AM (/EJNM)

76
Tolerance of evil is a vice
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at September 14, 2021 10:09 AM (XvPQV)

Decadence is a virtue to the Met Gala

Posted by: CN at September 14, 2021 10:15 AM (ONvIw)

77 Democrats yell "BLM!" instead of "Banzai!" but the effect is the same.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 14, 2021 10:15 AM (oEMN+)

78 I've started seeing "IMPEACH 46" stickers on road signs here and there....

So that's something.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 14, 2021 10:15 AM (6FeV1)

79 Can someone pretty please fix the margins?

Posted by: Max Power at September 14, 2021 10:16 AM (QCc6B)

80 One would think they could find at least one or two people that they could put in front of a camera to praise joe biden's historic airlift to freedom.
Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at September 14, 2021 10:15 AM (JUOKG)

The NDAs prevent this.

Posted by: CN at September 14, 2021 10:16 AM (ONvIw)

81 I can't stand the fasten seatbelt alarm in my wife's car. It keeps getting louder when I ignore it. At least it doesn't prevent the car from starting until the belt is fastened. That's probably next.

Posted by: Cosda at September 14, 2021 10:16 AM (VeDCz)

82 Democrats yell "BLM!" instead of "Banzai!" but the effect is the same.
Posted by: Anna Puma at September 14, 2021 10:15 AM (oEMN+)

"Buns? Aye!!!"

Posted by: Sir MixALot at September 14, 2021 10:16 AM (6FeV1)

83 I rented a car a few year ago. It freaked out when
i went across the lane on a lonely mountain road. The car put up a signal that said I needed some coffee. There is a reason my vehicles are old, I don't want them chatting with me.I used to get pissed at the Jaguar that always wanted to tell me what was wrong. Let it go, I don't care. And for the new cars,I really don't give a shit about your tire psi.

Posted by: Quint at September 14, 2021 10:16 AM (WAo1l)

84 We need a Prepper thread on a weekend sometime.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 14, 2021 10:16 AM (OCTRt)

85
Tolerance of evil is a vice
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at September 14, 2021 10:09 AM (XvPQV)

As it says in Midrash: "Kindness to the cruel is cruelty to the kind."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 14, 2021 10:16 AM (FvCkv)

86 The evolution of the automobile is a perfect microcosm: seatbelts and auto-locking doors and automatic transmissions and air bags...and a host of other safety features that have neutered the great American pastime of driving...all in the interest of protecting us from ourselves.
-CBD

The private automobile is unsafe at any speed!

Posted by: Ralph Nader at September 14, 2021 10:16 AM (NCgXW)

87 Monkey bars and swings. At my grade school, they were just placed on the blacktop. Then one year, they put hard rubber mats under them. Then, they pulled them up, dug up the whole lot, and put a bunch of soft tan bark underneath. The giant cage of monkey bars was gone, because you could fall through and hit more bars on the way down, so a simpler (and duller) setup was built. The swings that used to be a good 10' were now a tiny 6' setup.

Now? Big awful brightly colored soft-edged plastic modular things you go up a nice, safe staircase to go down a little slide, or turn little dials and wheels. No physical activity needed. The swings are cleverly designed to prevent them from going past a certain point either direction. Surprised there's no safety harness.

Just sayin'.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at September 14, 2021 10:16 AM (wAnMi)

88 Oh and local Mormon shopping centers, I forget what they're called, have a lot of food stockpile options.

Maybe Bonhomme or some other Mormon moron can provide better details.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at September 14, 2021 10:16 AM (XvPQV)

89 78 I've started seeing "IMPEACH 46" stickers on road signs here and there....

So that's something.
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I was thinking about creating a FJB bumper sticker. I doubt the slow kids will figure it out.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 14, 2021 10:17 AM (/MaDp)

90 73 Has anyone notice the absolute 100% lack of the msm or biden trotting out "grateful" Americans that they rescued from Afghanistan?


One would think they could find at least one or two people that they could put in front of a camera to praise joe biden's historic airlift to freedom.
Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at September 14, 2021 10:15 AM (JUOKG)

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That's how to counter the narrative, not say, "Hey! Remember how my promise to shut down covid failed already and I'm just gonna shut down everything now!"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 14, 2021 10:17 AM (LvTSG)

91 Tolerance of evil is a vice

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at September 14, 2021 10:09 AM (XvPQV)

Food/shelter/clothing are mine.

Posted by: BignJames at September 14, 2021 10:17 AM (AwYPR)

92 So that story solicitaiton got ratioed as the kids say.

I have been of the opinion that side effects are understressed, and sometimes brushed off as coincidence, but they are so similar - nerve or cardiovascular issues.

My sister does not attribute it to the vax but she began to have little strokes (requiring ER, imaging confirmed) just after her second shot.

I am terrified of my son getting his second shot. He's already lost central vision in one eye as a child, the cause never determined but possibly optic neuritis. and has some retinal issues with the other eye.

I"m worried the shot could trigger latent MS as it has in other young adults, or take away his remaining vision (some have lost eyesight) or add a new disabiliy. Some people have frank hearing loss.

I don't see the shots as especially protective. I know too many anecdotes of households where an unvaccinated member of the family is infected by the vaccinated, and the vaccinated person has the worst of it.

Posted by: SarahW at September 14, 2021 10:17 AM (g1vnC)

93 Greetings:

The Imperial Japanese liked to think of themselves as the "People of the Sun" (hence the Red Ball flag). They didn't exactly see other Asians as equals in any sense of the political word.

Fortunately, political correctness and a couple of A-bombs precludes any mention of such these daze.

Posted by: 11B40 at September 14, 2021 10:17 AM (uuklp)

94 Within 60 seconds of "The Captain has turned off the no smoking signs", you would see a cloud of smoke enveloping the entire smoking section.

Posted by: RM at September 14, 2021 10:17 AM (U3LtS)

95 The headlines now are all the kids are getting the covids!!!! Um, yet they never tell us how many kids were tested in the past compared to now. And remember in person school has mandatory testing many places.

IOW, it's all a f'n op.... again.
Posted by: InCali at September 14, 2021 10:13 AM (ov5G+)
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Also 1/2 the "Covid Hospitalizations" were admitted to the hospital for something else. They got tested at the hospital.

Also, Covid Hospitalizations also consist of people held for observation because they tested positive, who do not have severe symptoms, but they've got co-morbidities up the ying-yang.

Posted by: Axeman at September 14, 2021 10:18 AM (XHhHI)

96 The century 2000 - 2100 will be known as the "Bureaucratic Century." It will be littered with failed states/countries, obsessive and self destructive societies. Many of the skills needed to maintain technology will be lost. By the late 2090's humans will have reverted to the very basic definition of "tribes."

Assuming anyone survives that long.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at September 14, 2021 10:18 AM (BFigT)

97 We need a Prepper thread on a weekend sometime.
Posted by: rickb223 at September 14, 2021 10:16 AM (OCTRt)

That's Glowy bait right there...

Posted by: Boswell at September 14, 2021 10:18 AM (5iUNf)

98 Oh and local Mormon shopping centers, I forget what they're called, have a lot of food stockpile options.

Maybe Bonhomme or some other Mormon moron can provide better details.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards,

Lehmans.com

Posted by: rickb223 at September 14, 2021 10:18 AM (OCTRt)

99 84 We need a Prepper thread on a weekend sometime.
Posted by: rickb223 at September 14, 2021 10:16 AM (OCTRt)

I could enjoy that. I've been stocking up for a while now.

Posted by: CN at September 14, 2021 10:18 AM (ONvIw)

100 ICYMI - the news station thread soliciting unvaccinated deaths for "convincer" stories is here: https://www.facebook.com
/wxyzdetroit/posts/10158207967261135

Posted by: SarahW at September 14, 2021 10:18 AM (g1vnC)

101 -
I can't stand the fasten seatbelt alarm in my wife's car. It keeps getting louder when I ignore it. At least it doesn't prevent the car from starting until the belt is fastened. That's probably next.
Posted by: Cosda at September 14, 2021 10:16 AM -
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Here you go:
https://amzn.to/3Anu5PS
It's a bottle opener, wink, wink.

Posted by: irright at September 14, 2021 10:19 AM (8rX4S)

102 >>>"There is a reason my vehicles are old, I don't want them chatting with me"

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I'm looking for an old (15+ yrs old) Sequoia from the deep south (less rust down there) if any of you southerners see any real good ones!

Posted by: 496 at September 14, 2021 10:20 AM (VJsqe)

103 A society that encourages its youth to be weak, stupid, vain, narcissistic, and hates the country in which they live is not a society at all.

Posted by: Ian Deal at September 14, 2021 10:12 AM (AvN9S)


This.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 14, 2021 10:20 AM (VwHCD)

104 We need a Prepper thread on a weekend sometime.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 14, 2021 10:16 AM (OCTRt)

Hmmm....

cbd dot aoshq at gmail dot com

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 14, 2021 10:20 AM (Q9lwr)

105 While I agree with all you have written, snd I could add more myself, I can't unsee how you (I?) more and more resound of Unabomer's Manifesto.
The Powers That Be are really up to awake to a nasty surprise.

Posted by: Anacleto Mitraglia at September 14, 2021 10:20 AM (YIU5S)

106 AOC left her "Assign Committee Chairs" dress home, with the rest of Things That Congress Already Does collection.

Posted by: Axeman at September 14, 2021 10:20 AM (XHhHI)

107 IOW, it's all a f'n op.... again.
Posted by: InCali at September 14, 2021 10:13 AM (ov5G+)

Yes, my 15yo niece tested positive and had no symptoms, so did everyone else at her summer camp. Not one was ill. They quarantined for 14d.

Posted by: CN at September 14, 2021 10:21 AM (ONvIw)

108 ICYMI - the news station thread soliciting unvaccinated deaths for "convincer" stories is here: https://www.facebook.com/
wxyzdetroit/posts/10158207967261135
Posted by: SarahW


Now do the 13,000 vaxx caused deaths from the VAERS website.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 14, 2021 10:21 AM (OCTRt)

109 I don't know about anyone else, but I'm pretty fearful of lac
Posted by: 496 at September 14, 2021 10:07 AM


Don't sweat it. It comes off easily with alcohol.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 14, 2021 10:21 AM (m+jkK)

110 Under 18 and living in Florida has the same death rates for Covid, Train wrecks, and lightning. Less than 5 per 100k. Being eaten by gator is about 1 per 100k.

Posted by: Bluto at September 14, 2021 10:21 AM (yrol0)

111 Lehmans.com
Posted by: rickb223 at September 14, 2021 10:18 AM (OCTRt)

I've bought garden tools from them, too.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at September 14, 2021 10:21 AM (XvPQV)

112 Book Thread meets Prepper Thread

Dean Ing - Pulling Through

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 14, 2021 10:21 AM (oEMN+)

113 It may not be entirely made up and, as Dilbert said, 56% of people like 82% of made up quotes, anyway.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at September 14, 2021 10:22 AM (OoD92)

114 110 Under 18 and living in Florida has the same death rates for Covid, Train wrecks, and lightning. Less than 5 per 100k. Being eaten by gator is about 1 per 100k.
Posted by: Bluto at September 14, 2021 10:21 AM (yrol0)

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You just wait until there's a second alligator attack and the numbers go up 100%.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 14, 2021 10:22 AM (LvTSG)

115 Now do the 13,000 vaxx caused deaths from the VAERS website.
Posted by: rickb223 at September 14, 2021 10:21 AM (OCTRt)

About 70 per day since Mid July.

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 14, 2021 10:22 AM (yrol0)

116 107 IOW, it's all a f'n op.... again.
Posted by: InCali at September 14, 2021 10:13 AM (ov5G+)

Yes, my 15yo niece tested positive and had no symptoms, so did everyone else at her summer camp. Not one was ill. They quarantined for 14d.
Posted by: CN at September 14, 2021 10:21 AM (ONvIw)

Good to hear it wasn't a pregnancy test.

Posted by: Roy at September 14, 2021 10:22 AM (Q0MaS)

117 Fuck off, glowing stranger

Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 14, 2021 10:22 AM (6FeV1)

118 I think I may go the other way. I think it's time for the risk averse to wear helmets all day, every day. They will be stylish and bedazzled and I will sell these helmets, uh, premium luxury head safety fashion gear.

And maybe bubble wrap scrotum snuggies, because the family jewels must be protected!

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Innocent Souls, I'm starvin' over here at September 14, 2021 10:22 AM (u1eUk)

119 Hasn't been any Americana praising Sundowner for the fabulous rescue saving them from ISIS-K

Posted by: Skip's Phone at September 14, 2021 10:22 AM (/EJNM)

120 I am partial to "No matter where you go, there you are."

Posted by: Xipe Totec at September 14, 2021 10:22 AM (o2MD2)

121 119 Hasn't been any Americana praising Sundowner for the fabulous rescue saving them from ISIS-K
Posted by: Skip's Phone at September 14, 2021 10:22 AM (/EJNM)

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Why not interview the family of the guy who clung to the wing of the plane?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 14, 2021 10:23 AM (LvTSG)

122 117 Fuck off, glowing stranger
Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 14, 2021 10:22 AM (6FeV1)

My favorite Supertramp song.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at September 14, 2021 10:23 AM (XvPQV)

123 "There is a reason my vehicles are old, I don't want them chatting with me"

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I'm looking for an old (15+ yrs old) Sequoia from the deep south (less rust down there) if any of you southerners see any real good ones!

Posted by: 496 at September 14, 2021 10:20 AM (VJsqe)

hmm, funny you asked that, because that is what I drive. A fifteen year old Sequoia. I will take that as a coincidence. It is a great vehicle, you can pretty much blow away anyone if you need to. But the gas mileage is horrific. I have had worse, but not much worse.

Posted by: Quint at September 14, 2021 10:23 AM (WAo1l)

124 a morbid fixation on pleasure, entertainment, and most of all safety.

I know Canticle for Leibowitz been coming up a lot here, lately, but “Pain is the only evil I know” pretty much sums up the problem.

There are much greater evils than pain and danger, but once society sees those as the ultimate evils, it is very hard to walk back.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at September 14, 2021 10:24 AM (CX3cf)

125 @kerpen

House tax bill exempts "local news journalists" from employment taxes.

https://tinyurl.com/yzvjgtkd

Posted by: Tami at September 14, 2021 10:24 AM (cF8AT)

126 Being eaten by gator is about 1 per 100k.
Posted by: Bluto at September 14, 2021 10:21 AM (yrol0)
====================

Maybe if old people walking dogs and cats are included. Otherwise, that seems (without any actual knowledge) like a high number. How many Floridians under age 18 were killed by gators last year? Zero?

Posted by: Huck Follywood at September 14, 2021 10:24 AM (OoD92)

127 Why not interview the family of the guy who clung to the wing of the plane?

Remake that Twilight Zone episode except it is Air Force One and the gremlin is a specter seeking revenge.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 14, 2021 10:24 AM (oEMN+)

128 @118: There's a former trauma surgeon here in town who is also a statistics savant.

I was told there are certain times of the day that he wears a helmet while driving.

Posted by: 496 at September 14, 2021 10:24 AM (VJsqe)

129 We are rapidly becoming a nation of Eloi

Posted by: Pete Seria at September 14, 2021 10:25 AM (9LyuJ)

130 The greatest country on Earth destroyed by a dementia-addled "president," a corrupt media, and a gnomish, lying clown in the CDC.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at September 14, 2021 10:25 AM (XSRBF)

131 It's a bottle opener, wink, wink.
Posted by: irright
Jeesh, thank you. Useful.
Side topic. Just bought a used car, I was surprised about the wear behind the drivers side seat. Figured out the guy before must have always driven without his belt, and the metal part was flapping away back there.

Posted by: MikeM at September 14, 2021 10:25 AM (KkKWo)

132 I get home have to see what AOC was wearing

Posted by: Skip's Phone at September 14, 2021 10:25 AM (/EJNM)

133 Commercial Freeze-Dried meals are expensive and loaded with carbs and loaded with Sodium and ersatz. Very little fat, because it tends to go rancid, fats don't lend themselves to the freeze dry process. They are convenient, and have a very long shelf life measured in decades.

You want staples for the bulk of your food. Freeze dried foods are the camper's equivalent of McDonalds, something like that. If you have them, great, but you want real food stored.

Posted by: Common Tater at September 14, 2021 10:25 AM (1XIkG)

134 BTW, celebrities are being exempted from Biden's vax mandate.

Anyone surprised?

Posted by: Huck Follywood at September 14, 2021 10:25 AM (OoD92)

135 CBD, that was a very good rant.

Posted by: MikeM at September 14, 2021 10:26 AM (KkKWo)

136 We need a Prepper thread on a weekend sometime.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 14, 2021 10:16 AM (OCTRt)

Hmmm....

cbd dot aoshq at gmail dot com
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

It'll take me the rest of the week to dig some stuff up. Most of my Y2k sites are dead. I'll find my old water treatment stuff. I'll email you when I do.
PS. Getting closer to blowing that pond wall. Wife is finally on board. They have since started the dirt work for our foundation on the homestead.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 14, 2021 10:26 AM (OCTRt)

137 I rented a car a few year ago. It freaked out when
i went across the lane on a lonely mountain road. The car put up a signal that said I needed some coffee. There is a reason my vehicles are old, I don't want them chatting with me.I used to get pissed at the Jaguar that always wanted to tell me what was wrong. Let it go, I don't care. And for the new cars,I really don't give a shit about your tire psi.
Posted by: Quint at September 14, 2021 10:16 AM


Seriously. The one thing about my car that really annoys me is the warning that I'm getting fatigued. I have no idea what it keys on. I drove over 300 miles to the MoMe and got the warning once. I drive 90 minutes and I can get the warning 3 or 4 times.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 14, 2021 10:26 AM (m+jkK)

138 Driverless vehicles will never be a viable option, there being no way to account for the infinite number of variables.

Posted by: irongrampa at September 14, 2021 10:26 AM (KATBx)

139 hmm, funny you asked that, because that is what I drive. A fifteen year old Sequoia. I will take that as a coincidence.

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I also know where you ate dinner last night. You really should tip the wait staff a bit better - they're struggling too. heh

Posted by: 496 at September 14, 2021 10:26 AM (VJsqe)

140 Those reverse convincers are showing up on Tik Tok.

Young guy telling about his heart problems after the shot and they're telling him to forget any future in sports for a while maybe always.

There are just too many reports for all of them to be false and since the ratio of unreported to reported is like 10% then the situation is worse than it seems.

Not only that but this same system the left is now poo pooing as just anecdotal was used and wisely so to stop a few other drugs that were showing up bad results. No other drug has been allowed to be reported as killing so many people and not been taken off the shelf for an investigation.

Apparently they're not even doing autopsies to find out the facts. Or if they are they're not reporting about them.

Posted by: jakee308 at September 14, 2021 10:26 AM (z0px1)

141 "Do you feel safe?"

"Just like Beirut."

Posted by: Jak Sucio at September 14, 2021 10:26 AM (nQVOc)

142 "Now you've done it! We are gonna get nuked, you big dummies!"
Another madeup Yamamoto quote

Posted by: azjaeger at September 14, 2021 10:26 AM (xxMmB)

143 >>>BTW, celebrities are being exempted from Biden's vax mandate.

Anyone surprised?
Posted by: Huck Follywood


Not at all. Regular Americans have been second-class citizens for decades now.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at September 14, 2021 10:27 AM (XSRBF)

144 Pastor John MacArthur's sermon this past Sunday started with him noting that safety is NOT a Christian virtue to be found anywhere in Scripture. Read the personal testimony of the Apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 11 and you see a decided lack of safety in his life. The sad fact that "safety-at-all-costs" is now a fundamental ethos of our society speaks volumes that we are post-Judeo-Christian; and probably have been for decades. Paul wrote in Philippians: For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at September 14, 2021 10:27 AM (pcsoT)

145 130 The greatest country on Earth destroyed by a dementia-addled "president," a corrupt media, and a gnomish, lying clown in the CDC.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at September 14, 2021 10:25 AM (XSRBF)

Dishonorable mention goes also to the GOPe, who backstabbed the only guy fighting to keep America great.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at September 14, 2021 10:27 AM (XvPQV)

146 We need a Prepper thread on a weekend sometime.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 14, 2021 10:16 AM (OCTRt)


My Mormon buddy is insane at prepping. He's got enough food to last his family of 5 a solid year. His gun collection looks like a typical Cabela's would have looked 15 years ago (not in CA). He had given me some of the addresses (don't remember if Lehman's was one) for the foodstuffs and other gear. And he's in the middle of freaking Burbank. Anyway, I'll ask for some of those addresses again and forward to CBD...

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at September 14, 2021 10:27 AM (wAnMi)

147 Currently reading Ian Toll's 3 vol. history of the war in the Pacific.

Yamamoto was a fascinating, complex character. I want to read more about him.

Posted by: TANSTAAFL6823 at September 14, 2021 10:27 AM (fBtlL)

148 I also know where you ate dinner last night. You really should tip the wait staff a bit better - they're struggling too. heh

Posted by: 496 at September 14, 2021 10:26 AM (VJsqe)

as are we all.

Posted by: Quint at September 14, 2021 10:28 AM (WAo1l)

149 Dishonorable mention goes also to the GOPe, who backstabbed the only guy fighting to keep America great.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at September 14, 2021 10:27 AM (XvPQV)

There should be a daily, ritual cursing of the name Pence on this blog.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 14, 2021 10:28 AM (6FeV1)

150 I've bought garden tools from them, too.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards,


They quit selling the wood stove I wanted. Black with chrome everywhere. Around $5,000 in 1999.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 14, 2021 10:28 AM (OCTRt)

151 You want staples for the bulk of your food. Freeze dried foods are the camper's equivalent of McDonalds, something like that. If you have them, great, but you want real food stored.
Posted by: Common Tater at September 14, 2021 10:25 AM (1XIkG)

I went with canned protein, fish and chicken mostly, but I have beans, soups, and tomatoes in cans too. The dry stuff is in mylar bags, then placed in gasketed plastic bins.

Posted by: CN at September 14, 2021 10:28 AM (ONvIw)

152 Under 18 and living in Florida has the same death rates for Covid, Train wrecks, and lightning. Less than 5 per 100k. Being eaten by gator is about 1 per 100k.
Posted by: Bluto

Back in the old days, I heard of a guy that always carried a bomb on him when flying. The reason he did that was because the odds of two guys having a bomb on any one flight was astronomical.


Must have worked. He's still with us.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 14, 2021 10:28 AM (mD/uy)

153 149 There should be a daily, ritual cursing of the name Pence on this blog.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 14, 2021 10:28 AM (6FeV1)

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Pence's primary run in 2024 is going to be funny to watch.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 14, 2021 10:28 AM (LvTSG)

154 (YIU5S)

At least you chose "English" on the dropdown list. It was so good that I think I understood what you were trying to say!

Posted by: t-bird at September 14, 2021 10:29 AM (AytXr)

155 Wyatt your right on

Posted by: Skip's Phone at September 14, 2021 10:29 AM (/EJNM)

156 Harris:

By vaccinating the unvaccinated, increasing our testing and masking, and protecting the vaccinated, we can end this pandemic.

Thats not how this works!

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 14, 2021 10:29 AM (yrol0)

157 >>>Dishonorable mention goes also to the GOPe, who backstabbed the only guy fighting to keep America great.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards


I cannot bring myself to vote for the GOP unless/until they wake up. I won't vote Dem, but I won't vote for these feckless bastards, who sat on their hands for eight months while Biden destroyed the country.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at September 14, 2021 10:29 AM (XSRBF)

158
There should be a daily, ritual cursing of the name Pence on this blog.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 14, 2021 10:28 AM (6FeV1)

And Mitch, Barr, Ryan and McCarthy. All slime.

Posted by: CN at September 14, 2021 10:29 AM (ONvIw)

159 There should be a daily, ritual cursing of the name Pence on this blog.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 14, 2021 10:28 AM (6FeV1)

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Don't forget Et. Al.

We should include Et. Al. in any cursing too.

Posted by: 496 at September 14, 2021 10:29 AM (VJsqe)

160 The greatest country on Earth destroyed by a dementia-addled "president," a corrupt media, and a gnomish, lying clown in the CDC.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at September 14, 2021 10:25 AM (XSRBF)

It really does just come down to that.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 14, 2021 10:29 AM (VwHCD)

161 Rep. Carolyn Maloney at the Met Gala last night.

Sticking our subjugation right in our faces.

https://tinyurl.com/a28bvv7t

Posted by: Huck Follywood at September 14, 2021 10:29 AM (OoD92)

162 Maybe if old people walking dogs and cats are included. Otherwise, that seems (without any actual knowledge) like a high number. How many Floridians under age 18 were killed by gators last year? Zero?
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When faced with a gator, never run in a straight line. Serpentine is the way to go. Same deal with Edge Rushers.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 14, 2021 10:30 AM (/MaDp)

163 I have a 9 month supply of freeze dried food, a good stock of medical supplies and, um, other life saving supplies.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at September 14, 2021 10:30 AM (nQVOc)

164 I rented a car a few year ago. It freaked out when
i went across the lane on a lonely mountain road. The car put up a signal that said I needed some coffee. There is a reason my vehicles are old, I don't want them chatting with me. ...
Posted by: Quint at September 14, 2021 10:16 AM (WAo1l)
++++
Yup, ditto. I had a fancy Acura station wagon/SUV as a rental. It had every driver aid imaginable - blind spot detection, lane departure detection, laser-guided cruise control, voice activation, etc.

It was distracting as hell. I actually pulled over and pulled up the manual on my phone to figure out how to turn it off. The car interrupting me with sight and sound every thirty seconds is massively distracting and probably dangerous.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 14, 2021 10:30 AM (3p5uk)

165 We should include Et. Al. in any cursing too.
Posted by: 496 at September 14, 2021 10:29 AM (VJsqe)

Fucking Al.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 14, 2021 10:30 AM (6FeV1)

166
I cannot bring myself to vote for the GOP unless/until they wake up. I won't vote Dem, but I won't vote for these feckless bastards, who sat on their hands for eight months while Biden destroyed the country.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at September 14, 2021 10:29 AM (XSRBF)

I am sick of the letters telling me I am responsible for all of Biden's destruction if I won't send money. FTS

Posted by: CN at September 14, 2021 10:30 AM (ONvIw)

167 Driverless vehicles will never be a viable option, there being no way to account for the infinite number of variables.
Posted by: irongrampa at September 14, 2021 10:26 AM (KATBx)

Sadly that's the type of apocryphal comment that 30 years from now people will laugh at.

All those variables can be accounted for. Not only that but with the governments cooperation the driving rules can be bent in such a way to make it possible for the automatic car functional. One way would be to eliminate the cars with drivers. They are a lot of the variables that cause accidents. Remove them from certain roads and an auto piloted car can function. Lots of people on the left have tried for years to ban cars from certain areas.

Posted by: jakee308 at September 14, 2021 10:30 AM (z0px1)

168 There are already 10,000X more adverse events with the clot shot then any vaccine in history

Posted by: 18-1 at September 14, 2021 10:30 AM (DpkTQ)

169 There should be a daily, ritual cursing of the name Pence on this blog.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 14, 2021 10:28 AM (6FeV1)
===============

maybe for two minutes every afternoon?

Posted by: Jorge Orwell at September 14, 2021 10:30 AM (OoD92)

170 that was a very good rant.

Posted by: MikeM at September 14, 2021 10:26 AM (KkKWo)

Thank you! I actually toned it down a little bit.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 14, 2021 10:30 AM (Q9lwr)

171 Breaking from the Babylon Bee: AOC Now Selling 'Tax The Rich' Caviar For Just $10,000 A Can
Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at September 14, 2021 10:09 AM (UHVv4)

Dahling, no one eats tinned caviar.

Posted by: Anna Wintour maybe at September 14, 2021 10:30 AM (yODqO)

172 US is certainly more decadent than at anytime before since we're richer than before, but, yeah, we'll certainly come up short in comparison to a hazy, nostalgized past.

Sure, lots of people lined up to volunteer the day after Pearl Harbor in Duty, Honor, Country way, but most didn't. There was a draft in WWII for a reason. I'm not happy about where US society is at either, but a bit of realism about the past helps keep things in proper perspective.

Posted by: Match Checksout at September 14, 2021 10:31 AM (dYe5S)

173 164 Yup, ditto. I had a fancy Acura station wagon/SUV as a rental. It had every driver aid imaginable - blind spot detection, lane departure detection, laser-guided cruise control, voice activation, etc.

It was distracting as hell. I actually pulled over and pulled up the manual on my phone to figure out how to turn it off. The car interrupting me with sight and sound every thirty seconds is massively distracting and probably dangerous.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 14, 2021 10:30 AM (3p5uk)

========

My 2019 Highlander has all of this. Turned off as much as I could, but I kind of just got used to the rest.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 14, 2021 10:31 AM (LvTSG)

174 Seriously. The one thing about my car that really annoys me is the warning that I'm getting fatigued. I have no idea what it keys on. I drove over 300 miles to the MoMe and got the warning once. I drive 90 minutes and I can get the warning 3 or 4 times.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 14, 2021 10:26 AM


I turned all of that stuff in my wife's new car. Annoying as heck. Had to go to youtube to figure out how to turn off one of the more subtle warnings.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at September 14, 2021 10:31 AM (JUOKG)

175 163 I have a 9 month supply of freeze dried food, a good stock of medical supplies and, um, other life saving supplies.
Posted by: Jak Sucio at September 14, 2021 10:30 AM (nQVOc)

I put away medical supplies too. Told kids to stock up too.

Posted by: CN at September 14, 2021 10:31 AM (ONvIw)

176 In place of an involved citizenry we have a majority that is obsessed by celebrities and their chaotic opinions and styles

The oscar ratings suggest otherwise.

Posted by: Methos at September 14, 2021 10:31 AM (kOpft)

177 It was distracting as hell. I actually pulled over and pulled up the manual on my phone to figure out how to turn it off. The car interrupting me with sight and sound every thirty seconds is massively distracting and probably dangerous.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 14, 2021 10:30 AM (3p5uk)

Like those giant, flashing, half malfunctioning DOT signs that say "STOP DISTRACTED DRIVING"

Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 14, 2021 10:32 AM (6FeV1)

178 Seriously. The one thing about my car that really annoys me is the warning that I'm getting fatigued. I have no idea what it keys on. I drove over 300 miles to the MoMe and got the warning once. I drive 90 minutes and I can get the warning 3 or 4 times.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 14, 2021 10:26 AM (m+jkK)


I'm guessing these are Euro cars? I've got a pretty new Lexus, and it's incredibly basic - maybe because it's the sports coupe? It's got nothing like that, and I have to turn on the lane departure, and can defeat any other safety features (save for ABS) with the push of a button.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at September 14, 2021 10:32 AM (wAnMi)

179 >>>It really does just come down to that.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division


You know, I could live with this if some mastermind had destroyed this country - Goldfinger, Dr. No, etc. - but we were undone by the dumbest people in America. We let our worst destroy our best.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at September 14, 2021 10:32 AM (XSRBF)

180 By vaccinating the unvaccinated, increasing our testing and masking, and protecting the vaccinated, we can end this pandemic.

I keep telling the LIVs I know that the government will never, ever let COVID end unless the people make them do so.

I get a bunch of complaints about it, and then I ask them to remember - just two weeks to flatten the curve!

Posted by: 18-1 at September 14, 2021 10:32 AM (DpkTQ)

181 I'm looking for an old (15+ yrs old) Sequoia from the deep south (less rust down there) if any of you southerners see any real good ones!
Posted by: 496 at September 14, 2021 10:20 AM (VJsqe


Less rust in humid climates? That seems counterintuitive.

Posted by: Emmie at September 14, 2021 10:32 AM (6RgRK)

182 180 I keep telling the LIVs I know that the government will never, ever let COVID end unless the people make them do so.

I get a bunch of complaints about it, and then I ask them to remember - just two weeks to flatten the curve!
Posted by: 18-1 at September 14, 2021 10:32 AM (DpkTQ)

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Life is back to normal in SC. Has been for a while, in fact.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 14, 2021 10:33 AM (LvTSG)

183 The evolution of the automobile is a perfect microcosm: seatbelts and auto-locking doors and automatic transmissions and air bags and parking assist and lane-change warning and emergency braking independent of the driver and a host of other safety features that have neutered the great American pastime of driving...all in the interest of protecting us from ourselves
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This is stupid.

If anything killed driving as a pastime, it was Cafe standards, which destroyed automobile design, along with the increase in lower end automobiles which made car ownership increasingly ubiquitous. The result was that ownership of a "nice" mid-range car became less important as a status symbol than other activities.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at September 14, 2021 10:33 AM (MXu3c)

184 168 There are already 10,000X more adverse events with the clot shot then any vaccine in history
Posted by: 18-1 at September 14, 2021 10:30 AM (DpkTQ)

If I recall the swine flu shots ended when the deaths hits 10 or 12.

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 14, 2021 10:33 AM (yrol0)

185 Less rust in humid climates? That seems counterintuitive.
Posted by: Emmie at September 14, 2021 10:32 AM (6RgRK)
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It's humid, but there's little to no salt. Modern cars are really good at holding up to moisture, but add a bunch of corrosive snow-control chemicals to the mix and it takes a toll. I imagine coastal Southern towns probably have a lot of rust on cars.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 14, 2021 10:33 AM (3p5uk)

186 CBD: life that emphasizes safety from all risks, no matter how trivial or imagined

Living in fear is not what the Lord wants for us. We should be confident.

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.  Joshua 1:9

Posted by: Delurk Ergo Sum at September 14, 2021 10:33 AM (SmFPm)

187 The car interrupting me with sight and sound every thirty seconds is massively distracting and probably dangerous.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 14, 2021 10:30 AM (3p5uk)

I drove about 400 highway miles a few weeks ago in a rental that had adaptive cruise control. But the damned thing is programmed terribly. Instead of using the throttle first to slow down, it simply brakes. So 75mph on Highway 101 the damned thing is hitting the brakes every minute or so.

Dumb and dangerous.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 14, 2021 10:33 AM (Q9lwr)

188 Less rust in humid climates? That seems counterintuitive.
Posted by: Emmie at September 14, 2021 10:32 AM (6RgRK)

Road salt up north. None down south(usually).

Posted by: Jak Sucio at September 14, 2021 10:33 AM (nQVOc)

189 By vaccinating the unvaccinated, increasing our testing and masking, and protecting the vaccinated, we can end this pandemic.

Thats not how this works!
Posted by: rhennigantx at September 14, 2021 10:29 AM (yrol0)


"Protecting the vaccinated"? What do they need protection from?

Posted by: Jordan61 at September 14, 2021 10:34 AM (Ez6QX)

190 You want staples for the bulk of your food. Freeze dried foods are the camper's equivalent of McDonalds, something like that. If you have them, great, but you want real food stored.
Posted by: Common Tater at September 14, 2021 10:25 AM (1XIkG)

I went with canned protein, fish and chicken mostly, but I have beans, soups, and tomatoes in cans too. The dry stuff is in mylar bags, then placed in gasketed plastic bins.
Posted by: CN

Sam's and Costco are Godsends if you have a vacuum packer and bags. 25 lb box of parboiled rice at Sam's is $11.95. Portion out what you need.
Takes 10 minutes at a rolling boil and it's done.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 14, 2021 10:34 AM (OCTRt)

191 You know, I could live with this if some mastermind had destroyed this country - Goldfinger, Dr. No, etc. - but we were undone by the dumbest people in America. We let our worst destroy our best.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at September 14, 2021 10:32 AM (XSRBF)

Any Bond villain would probably make a half decent president in reality.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 14, 2021 10:34 AM (6FeV1)

192 166
I cannot bring myself to vote for the GOP unless/until they wake up. I won't vote Dem, but I won't vote for these feckless bastards, who sat on their hands for eight months while Biden destroyed the country.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at September 14, 2021 10:29 AM (XSRBF)

I am sick of the letters telling me I am responsible for all of Biden's destruction if I won't send money. FTS
Posted by: CN at September 14, 2021 10:30 AM (ONvIw)

Look at you. Could've saved our country for the cost of a nice steak dinner. Instead, you keep your hands in your pockets, forcing the GOP into an impotent state.

For shame.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at September 14, 2021 10:34 AM (KbCG3)

193 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.

-- Joshua 1:9

Posted by: Delurk Ergo Sum at September 14, 2021 10:33 AM (SmFPm)

That is perfect. Thank you.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 14, 2021 10:34 AM (Q9lwr)

194 So my local supermarket had on the doors going in a small sign saying "For everyone's safety please wear a mask," They've now upped the ante with a large floor sign as you go in,"Our associates wear masks because they care about your safety. Please join us."

Your associates care about peoples safety? Well , then how come I saw at least two associates (people stocking shelves) with their masks around their chins and one man who I think was a vendor not wearing them. Are we all super, duper safe if only the checkout people wear them? Everybody knows that the entire thing is inconsistent.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 14, 2021 10:34 AM (AJzTi)

195 I imagine coastal Southern towns probably have a lot of rust on cars.
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Yes they do. In Hawaii they call it Aloha Trim.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 14, 2021 10:34 AM (/MaDp)

196 189 By vaccinating the unvaccinated, increasing our testing and masking, and protecting the vaccinated, we can end this pandemic.


What happened to "Two weeks to flatten the curve." ?

Posted by: It's me donna at September 14, 2021 10:34 AM (L91xj)

197 Less rust in humid climates? That seems counterintuitive.
Posted by: Emmie at September 14, 2021 10:32 AM (6RgRK)

It does.

There was a time we just salted the roads up here in winter. That tore through cars quickly. Now we also use a brine solution that eats even quicker. A Toyota will generally rust out from under you up here before the engine goes.

Seattle gets lots of rain, but cars don't rust much. Odd but true.

Posted by: 496 at September 14, 2021 10:35 AM (VJsqe)

198 Posted by: Delurk Ergo Sum at September 14, 2021 10:33 AM (SmFPm)

Thanks very much. Great quote!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 14, 2021 10:35 AM (AJzTi)

199 Yup, ditto. I had a fancy Acura station wagon/SUV as a rental. It had every driver aid imaginable - blind spot detection, lane departure detection, laser-guided cruise control, voice activation, etc.

Ah, maybe that's it. The SUV would be perceived as the "family" vehicle, and of course people want all that safety crap. I've gotten them as loaners from time to time, but never drove them long enough or far enough to initiate some horrible feature. I would positively shit if a car started telling me I'm tired.

Fuck, I remember driving my little VW at 2am with the windwing vent turned so the freezing rain would blow on my face and keep me awake. That's how it used to be done.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at September 14, 2021 10:35 AM (wAnMi)

200 Well, in my lifetime, we have made the US much less safe for unborn children. So not all risk has been eliminated.

Posted by: Wally at September 14, 2021 10:35 AM (FJYfm)

201 I'm looking for an old (15+ yrs old) Sequoia from the deep south (less rust down there) if any of you southerners see any real good ones!
Posted by: 496 at September 14, 2021 10:20 AM (VJsqe

Less rust in humid climates? That seems counterintuitive.

Posted by: Emmie at September 14, 2021 10:32 AM (6RgRK)

that vehicle was infamous for rusty frames.I have had more recall notices on that truck than every vehicle I have owned over many decades combined. But still many think Toyota is the shit,and they will pay up for that engine in particular. In the Middle East, they are like Caddies.

Posted by: Quint at September 14, 2021 10:35 AM (WAo1l)

202 I'm beginning to think that sacrifice for the greater good has mostly been exploited by those in power and we should be so eager to give it to them.

This is a big change in perspective for me, and it's a little hard to accept.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at September 14, 2021 10:35 AM (Y5qcH)

203 Less rust in humid climates? That seems counterintuitive.

Roads tend not to get salted in the south, since there's not much snow. As long as you stay away from the coast and the salty air there, the sheet metal should last for decades.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at September 14, 2021 10:35 AM (SchxB)

204 Now do the 13,000 vaxx caused deaths from the VAERS website.
Posted by: rickb223 at September 14, 2021 10:21 AM (OCTRt)
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Take a look at that link. That's exactly what people are talking about in the replies to the station's question - their loved ones who have died because of the vaccine. I just took a quick glance but have yet to see someone tell of an unvaccinated loved one dying of COVID.

Posted by: bluebell at September 14, 2021 10:36 AM (wyw4S)

205 er, shouldn't be so eager to give it to them.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at September 14, 2021 10:36 AM (Y5qcH)

206 Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 14, 2021 10:33 AM (3p5uk)

Makes sense; thanks.

Posted by: Emmie at September 14, 2021 10:36 AM (6RgRK)

207 Sam's and Costco are Godsends if you have a vacuum packer and bags. 25 lb box of parboiled rice at Sam's is $11.95. Portion out what you need.
Takes 10 minutes at a rolling boil and it's done.
Posted by: rickb223 at September 14, 2021 10:34 AM (OCTRt)

I find the Indian grocery stores to have a huge variety of bulk grain, beans and dried fruits and vegetables.

Years ago my husband bought a vacuum sealer, for no particular reason, and it sat unused for a long time. I am happy to have it now.

Posted by: CN at September 14, 2021 10:36 AM (ONvIw)

208 Hubert Humphrey was call the 'Happy Warrior'. Not nary a damn one of these aoc/talib/fatgirrl went down on Georgia etc can be described as happy. Nothing will make them happy, not even killing off everybody that looks like me. As a strict fact, shaitan possession prohibits happiness.

Posted by: Eromero at September 14, 2021 10:36 AM (0OP+5)

209 The church of safety. That's it.

Posted by: Mr Gaga at September 14, 2021 10:36 AM (saYnF)

210 Our associates wear masks because they care about your safety. Please join us."

I do not want them to care. I want them to do their fucking jobs. Pretty simple.

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 14, 2021 10:36 AM (yrol0)

211 I drove about 400 highway miles a few weeks ago in a rental that had adaptive cruise control. But the damned thing is programmed terribly. Instead of using the throttle first to slow down, it simply brakes. So 75mph on Highway 101 the damned thing is hitting the brakes every minute or so.

Dumb and dangerous.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 14, 2021 10:33 AM (Q9lwr)


Ugh, I had a rental Highlander last year that did that. I dropped the cruise control from 50 to 45, and the damn thing braked hard enough to lock my seatbelt.

Posted by: Jordan61 at September 14, 2021 10:36 AM (Ez6QX)

212 >>>Any Bond villain would probably make a half decent president in reality.

Posted by: Warai-otoko


Sean Bean in Goldeneye would have been my choice.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at September 14, 2021 10:37 AM (XSRBF)

213 Augamon (sp?) Farms and Hoosier Farms have some good dried foods that should be checked out by the horde members who are looking into this.

Posted by: Sasquatch, the Original Trans-Wookie at September 14, 2021 10:37 AM (Uqk0T)

214 Everyone knows the Southwest is where you look for an older rust free car

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at September 14, 2021 10:37 AM (89OU7)

215 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.

Posted by: Delurk Ergo Sum

Thanks! I was looking for that but couldn't find it. Perfect!

Posted by: Tonypete at September 14, 2021 10:37 AM (mD/uy)

216 There are already 10,000X more adverse events with the clot shot then any vaccine in history
Posted by: 18-1 at September 14, 2021 10:30 AM (DpkTQ)

If I recall the swine flu shots ended when the deaths hits 10 or 12.

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 14, 2021 10:33 AM


Well that and the 5-6,000 people who suffered permanent brain damage from the shot.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at September 14, 2021 10:37 AM (JUOKG)

217 One way would be to eliminate the cars with drivers. They are a lot of the variables that cause accidents. Remove them from certain roads and an auto piloted car can function. Lots of people on the left have tried for years to ban cars from certain areas.
Posted by: jakee308 a

You do realize all of the AI accidents are without drivers touching anything. Teslas just fucking up and hitting stationary shit all on their own.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 14, 2021 10:37 AM (OCTRt)

218 202 I'm beginning to think that sacrifice for the greater good has mostly been exploited by those in power and we should be so eager to give it to them.

This is a big change in perspective for me, and it's a little hard to accept.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at September 14, 2021 10:35 AM (Y5qcH)

They and their entourages are doing absolutely none of the sacrificing.

Posted by: CN at September 14, 2021 10:38 AM (ONvIw)

219 Sam's and Costco are Godsends if you have a vacuum packer and bags. 25 lb box of parboiled rice at Sam's is $11.95. Portion out what you need.
Takes 10 minutes at a rolling boil and it's done.
Posted by: rickb223 at September 14, 2021 10:34 AM (OCTRt)


Have they managed to make a vacuum seal that lasts more than a year yet? I take that back, I did have one that lasted more than a year, but the fucking tubes for bags had bad seals, and had a shitload of steaks that I couldn't seal, until I did the sides. Chinese garbage.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at September 14, 2021 10:38 AM (wAnMi)

220 217
You do realize all of the AI accidents are without drivers touching anything. Teslas just fucking up and hitting stationary shit all on their own.
Posted by: rickb223 at September 14, 2021 10:37 AM (OCTRt)

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Also, I've seen I, Robot.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 14, 2021 10:38 AM (LvTSG)

221 204 Now do the 13,000 vaxx caused deaths from the VAERS website.
Posted by: rickb223 at September 14, 2021 10:21 AM (OCTRt)
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Take a look at that link. That's exactly what people are talking about in the replies to the station's question - their loved ones who have died because of the vaccine. I just took a quick glance but have yet to see someone tell of an unvaccinated loved one dying of COVID.
Posted by: bluebell at September 14, 2021 10:36 AM (wyw4S)

Regardless, the point is that even if the vaccine was 100% safe, it has proven to be anything but effective. Couple that with a 99.7% survivability rate, and there's plenty of justification to skip the shot.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at September 14, 2021 10:38 AM (KbCG3)

222 Posted by: sniffybigtoe at September 14, 2021 10:35 AM (Y5qcH)

I think you are correct. That sacrifice for a noble society is understandable, but today? I agree...we should think long and hard.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 14, 2021 10:38 AM (Q9lwr)

223 This is a big change in perspective for me, and it's a little hard to accept.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at September 14, 2021 10:35 AM (Y5qcH)

The problem isn't the sacrifice. It's the so called Greater Good.

Charity is a manner of treating an individual, not a species.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 14, 2021 10:38 AM (6FeV1)

224 Fuck, I remember driving my little VW at 2am with the windwing vent turned so the freezing rain would blow on my face and keep me awake. That's how it used to be done.
Posted by: clutch cargo

'Cause we weren't pussies!

Posted by: Tonypete at September 14, 2021 10:39 AM (mD/uy)

225 There should be a daily, ritual cursing of the name Pence on this blog.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 14, 2021 10:28 AM (6FeV1)

Fuckpence Fuckpence Fuckpence Fuckpence Fuckpence Fuckpence Fuckpence Fuckpence Fuckpence Fuckpence Fuckpence

Well thats my quota for the day

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 14, 2021 10:39 AM (VwHCD)

226 You do realize all of the AI accidents are without drivers touching anything. Teslas just fucking up and hitting stationary shit all on their own.
Posted by: rickb223 at September 14, 2021 10:37 AM (OCTRt)

youtube self driver race car it runs about 10 feet then turns into wall.

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 14, 2021 10:39 AM (yrol0)

227 Teslas just fucking up and hitting stationary shit all on their own.
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Tesla, like Joe Biden, knows if you've been vaccinated or not.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 14, 2021 10:39 AM (/MaDp)

228 Look at you. Could've saved our country for the cost of a nice steak dinner. Instead, you keep your hands in your pockets, forcing the GOP into an impotent state.

For shame.
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at September 14, 2021 10:34 AM (KbCG3)
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Steak dinner? I'll save America if you give me enough money for a chicken sandwich! What say you, friend? Why not buy my book "Going Red" while you're at it? Then I can buy two chicken sandwiches and get right on saving America.

Posted by: Ed Morrissey at September 14, 2021 10:39 AM (P69fT)

229 Fuck, I remember driving my little VW at 2am with the windwing vent turned so the freezing rain would blow on my face and keep me awake. That's how it used to be done.
Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at September 14, 2021 10:35 AM (wAnMi)
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Windows open, loud stereo, periodically slapping myself (hard) on the back of the head.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 14, 2021 10:40 AM (3p5uk)

230 Charity is a manner of treating an individual, not a species.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 14, 2021 10:38 AM (6FeV1)

Or a big chunk of another Countries population

Posted by: It's me donna at September 14, 2021 10:40 AM (L91xj)

231 This morning I literally woke up with the phrase in my head: "The problem with America is we are no longer making Americans."

As a generalization there are of course exceptions, and this is more (and less) true in certain parts of the country. But the problem is that the "standard model American" that was being made for basically all our history has not been the standard model for about a generation.

And, at the same time we stopped domestic production of Americans (on a large scale) we ramped up the importation of foreign nationals to levels not seen since the early 1900s, when we certainly were producing Americans here, and were quite strict about the quality control. The foreign born people may indeed make great Americans --but generally not if they're not being assimilated to a recognizably American prevailing culture. For anyone with eyes to see, this has not been happening for 20-30 years.

Our country's population, significantly depleted of those raised with American values, has grown more than 50% in my lifetime, mostly with new, unassmiliated non- Americans.

Posted by: Zek's Covid Recovered Ass at September 14, 2021 10:40 AM (gIIG8)

232 The movement to safety coincided with a decline in religious faith. One of the problems with materialism is that it leads those people to concentrate on pleasures in this life along with avoidance of pain and to hell with the long run including society. Under the Marxist variant, it leads to everyone out for themselves and greatly weakens family ties which is why corruption is endemic in a society because only the present matters, not the past or future.

An afterlife, or the belief in such, implies consequences beyond this life; that also leads to longer range considerations of society and family by an individual. There is a reason that a famous skeptic, Voltaire confessed on his death bed; he did not want bad consequences if he was wrong and there was an afterlife.

Posted by: whig at September 14, 2021 10:40 AM (xunV5)

233 I imagine coastal Southern towns probably have a lot of rust on cars.
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Yes they do. In Hawaii they call it Aloha Trim.
Posted by: Puddin Head

Galveston/Houston it's called Gulf Coast Cancer.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 14, 2021 10:40 AM (OCTRt)

234 Regardless, the point is that even if the vaccine was 100% safe, it has proven to be anything but effective. Couple that with a 99.7% survivability rate, and there's plenty of justification to skip the shot.
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at September 14, 2021 10:38 AM (KbCG3)

And about half the hospitalizations are people with other conditions that happen to get tested positive.

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 14, 2021 10:40 AM (yrol0)

235 and dominating it all is a titanic shift away from the traditional American mindset of exploration and curiosity and drive and individualism toward a careful and sclerotic approach to life that emphasizes safety from all risks, no matter how trivial or imagined.

So I'm listening to WMAL's top of the hour news and they are passing around the gasoline shampoo and matches because we are all going to die because five people have measles in the greater DC area.

From the Afghans that the Fe'ral Government escorted in to the country from the other side of the planet. For you and me, we have to have travel papers to cross state lines - for them, they are brought in, at our expense and encouraged to travel freely.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at September 14, 2021 10:41 AM (+LCoQ)

236 You do realize all of the AI accidents are without drivers touching anything. Teslas just fucking up and hitting stationary shit all on their own.

Well, if it goes like airbags, the first step will be AI driving required; the second step will be making it illegal to walk on the sidewalks, and the third step will bubble boy outfits required for everyone.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at September 14, 2021 10:41 AM (CX3cf)

237 Fuckpence Fuckpence Fuckpence Fuckpence Fuckpence Fuckpence Fuckpence Fuckpence Fuckpence Fuckpence Fuckpence

Well thats my quota for the day

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division


Sing a song of fuck-Pence, a pocket full of rye...

Posted by: Brother Tim has nothing much to say, lately at September 14, 2021 10:41 AM (OUMaO)

238 I like the idea of a weekend prepper thread . I'd like to know what non-trauma medical supplies I need to have on hand.

I think I have the rest down, though I really wish I had a passively geothermally-heated green house in my collection.

Posted by: Sasquatch, the Original Trans-Wookie at September 14, 2021 10:41 AM (Uqk0T)

239 You do realize all of the AI accidents are without drivers touching anything. Teslas just fucking up and hitting stationary shit all on their own.
Posted by: rickb223 at September 14, 2021 10:37 AM (OCTRt)


TBF, Teslas aren't autonomous, although the idiot owners think they are. I tell you what though - if I had that "assist" feature turned on, and the car came to a stop because it saw a fucking full moon and thought it was a yellow light, I'd be at the dealership the next day getting a proper car. Last thing I'm going to want to see is some spotty teen showing up in a Geek Squad VW to fix my fucking car. With a little zip pouch thing with tweezers, needle nose pliars and tiny torx wrenches.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at September 14, 2021 10:41 AM (wAnMi)

240 Two people in my life supposedly died of Covid. They were both bedridden, in the final stages of terminal illnesses, in nursing homes that get paid much more money if clients die of Covid than if they don't. So there is a possibility that cause of death was not really Covid.

Two people in my life died after the Covid shots. They were both active and certainly not in a situation where you would expect them to be dead next week. In my last conversation with one of them, she said she was going to go ahead and get the shots so her kids didn't have to worry about her.

Posted by: Emmie at September 14, 2021 10:41 AM (6RgRK)

241 168 There are already 10,000X more adverse events with the clot shot then any vaccine in history

Posted by: 18-1 at September 14, 2021 10:30 AM (DpkTQ)


Yeah. If I'm a judge, I would ask the Administration's lawyers why the Federal Government is mandating vaccinations for COVID when the Feds never mandated vaccinations for far more deadly infectious diseases such as measles, whooping cough, and flu. What's different?

The reply will be mumbo-jumbo, but I'd still want to make them answer that question, then ask follow-ups.

Posted by: Gref at September 14, 2021 10:41 AM (AMIL/)

242 There is hope for unity if everyone in this country can chant in unison "Fuck Joe Biden" with honest hearts.

Posted by: Axeman at September 14, 2021 10:42 AM (XHhHI)

243 I think you are correct. That sacrifice for a noble society is understandable, but today? I agree...we should think long and hard.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 14, 2021 10:38 AM (Q9lwr)

Especially as I do not see the political class or the pop star class sacrificing anything. If anyone looks at the Met Gala and sees sacrifice, they're nuts.

Posted by: CN at September 14, 2021 10:42 AM (ONvIw)

244 youtube self driver race car it runs about 10 feet then turns into wall.
Posted by: rhennigantx at September 14, 2021 10:39 AM (yrol0)

The Earnhardt program, huh?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 14, 2021 10:42 AM (6FeV1)

245 Regan was right, we are always one generation away from regressing and sliding into decadence or worse.
Tolerance of evil is a vice
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at September 14, 2021 10:09 AM (XvPQV)

I don't remember that quote from The Exorcist.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 14, 2021 10:10 AM (LvTSG)


It was right after the famous quote:

"Your Mom sucks cocks in Hell!!!!...oh, yeah and Tolerance of evil is a vice. BWWAH! Ha! Ha!"

*spews pea soup everywhere*

Posted by: naturalfake at September 14, 2021 10:42 AM (Xo5lP)

246 Sing a song of fuck-Pence, a pocket full of rye...
Posted by: Brother Tim has nothing much to say, lately at September 14, 2021 10:41 AM (OUMaO)


That MF is texting me almost twice a week. I'll post the next message here - I delete these things (after hitting stop) as fast as I can. They just switch numbers.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at September 14, 2021 10:42 AM (wAnMi)

247 Yeah. If I'm a judge, I would ask the Administration's lawyers why the Federal Government is mandating vaccinations for COVID when the Feds never mandated vaccinations for far more deadly infectious diseases such as measles, whooping cough, and flu. What's different?
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Yes, that is correct.

Posted by: Jenn Hacki at September 14, 2021 10:42 AM (XHhHI)

248 Well that and the 5-6,000 people who suffered permanent brain damage from the shot.
Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at September 14, 2021 10:37 AM (JUOKG)


Joke's on you peons - like the rest of the ruling class, I don't have a brain to damage!

Posted by: Saggy Cortez at September 14, 2021 10:43 AM (h5TKJ)

249 Regardless, the point is that even if the vaccine was 100% safe, it has proven to be anything but effective. Couple that with a 99.7% survivability rate, and there's plenty of justification to skip the shot.
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at September 14, 2021 10:38 AM (KbCG3)
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You don't have to convince me. Been there, done that, got the antibodies to prove it.

As the mother of a college student whose school has mandated the vaccine (my son signed an "assumption of risk" waiver and submitted a positive antibody test and has to be tested weekly), I am very much interested in not only the efficacy of the vaccine but also the side effects. No reason not to look at both.

Posted by: bluebell at September 14, 2021 10:43 AM (wyw4S)

250 Have they managed to make a vacuum seal that lasts more than a year yet? I take that back, I did have one that lasted more than a year, but the fucking tubes for bags had bad seals, and had a shitload of steaks that I couldn't seal, until I did the sides. Chinese garbage.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at September 14, 2021 10:38 AM


I just put chicken thighs in the crackpot for the dogs dinner, the date on the vacuum bag was 3/21/20. Had some last week from December 2019 and they were fine. I use the generic vacuum bags from amazon. You do need to make 100% absolute certain there is nothing on the inside of the bag where the heat seal takes place. I use a paper towel on to clean the top inside of every bag I seal.


That thing has saved me tons of $$$$$. I stock up when stuff is on sale, vacuum seal it and toss it in the freezer.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at September 14, 2021 10:43 AM (JUOKG)

251 You'll be happy to know that Squaw valley ski resort in CA. is no longer Squaw Valley.. They removed that offensive name... Thank God s/

Posted by: It's me donna at September 14, 2021 10:43 AM (L91xj)

252 Todays cars are faster, cleaner, more efficient and safer.

I'd rather eat worms than drive a 4 speed.
And I've got the time slips to prove it.

Posted by: DaveA at September 14, 2021 10:43 AM (FhXTo)

253 I think you are correct. That sacrifice for a noble society is understandable, but today? I agree...we should think long and hard.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 14, 2021 10:38 AM (Q9lwr)
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People don't usually sacrifice for "society." They sacrifice for their families, their church, their community. In a healthy, well-functioning society, those sacrifices will be honored and meaningful. Then if the time comes to move it up a couple of levels of abstraction - like, for example, going to war in a foreign land to defend your country's way of life - it will work.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 14, 2021 10:44 AM (3p5uk)

254 234 Regardless, the point is that even if the vaccine was 100% safe, it has proven to be anything but effective. Couple that with a 99.7% survivability rate, and there's plenty of justification to skip the shot.
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at September 14, 2021 10:38 AM (KbCG3)

And about half the hospitalizations are people with other conditions that happen to get tested positive.
Posted by: rhennigantx at September 14, 2021 10:40 AM (yrol0)

Yerp. Just imagine if we tested for everything the way we do COVID. Headlines out the wazoo about how hospitals are filling up due to an outbreak of...the common cold.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at September 14, 2021 10:44 AM (KbCG3)

255 A draft would devastate a once proud military. I served with both volunteers and draftees. Many draftees I'd be okay with on my six but way too many are destined to walk point.

If you believe (as I do) that the service is subject to enormous social engineering NOW, imagine what a draft would allow to happen.

Posted by: irongrampa at September 14, 2021 10:44 AM (KATBx)

256 Our rental here is a Nissan Rogue. Nice car but it keeps beeping at me and some icon shows up but I can't tell what it is because it disappears as fast as it appeared. No clue what it's trying to tell me.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 14, 2021 10:44 AM (HOSkN)

257 " and then rebuilt the losers into functioning democratic societies"

One functioning democratic society. Germany was an abysmal failure - one that has already dragged the UK to its doom (they're finished, even with Brexit), and ruined a number of other member states (including possibly France).

There is no recovering from the barbarian demographic bomb they've set up for themselves that doesn't involve massive bloodshed. And I simply don't think they have it in them.

The ultimate cause of failure with Germany was tolerating the Soviet Union - which also led us to the current state of affairs with China. Yeah, it'd been awful. But it was going to be awful then, or awful now. They chose now.

Posted by: somedood at September 14, 2021 10:45 AM (s3j76)

258 Pence's primary run in 2024 is going to be funny to watch.
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Pence's or Bootygig's?

Indiana wants me, Lord, I can't go back there . . .

Posted by: mustbequantum at September 14, 2021 10:45 AM (MIKMs)

259 Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at September 14, 2021 10:43 AM (JUOKG)

I will use a slightly longer bag and double seal it. That works wonders for long cooks or stuff I want to store for awhile.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 14, 2021 10:45 AM (Q9lwr)

260 I'm guessing these are Euro cars? I've got a pretty new Lexus, and it's incredibly basic - maybe because it's the sports coupe? It's got nothing like that, and I have to turn on the lane departure, and can defeat any other safety features (save for ABS) with the push of a button.
Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at September 14, 2021 10:32 AM


Nah. Honda. I can turn it off, I just keep forgetting to do it.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 14, 2021 10:45 AM (m+jkK)

261 Headlines out the wazoo about how hospitals are filling up due to an outbreak of...the common cold.

And we recently found out one of the causes of the common cold is the descendant of a corona virus outbreak from the late 1800s.

Posted by: 18-1 at September 14, 2021 10:45 AM (DpkTQ)

262 You just wait until there's a second alligator attack and the numbers go up 100%.

Posted by: James Madison

I can't think of a worse way to die.

Posted by: Clutch at September 14, 2021 10:45 AM (9UmRs)

263 Biden is a loyal puppet but he so very old....rutched...maybe he is going way off script. Did i same maybe?

He could lock anybody. Have Jill shot.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at September 14, 2021 10:45 AM (obcVG)

264 >>>You'll be happy to know that Squaw valley ski resort in CA. is no longer Squaw Valley.. They removed that offensive name... Thank God s/

Posted by: It's me donna

Renaming Fort Bragg, too. Man was a hero in the Mexican-American war, but canceled, because reasons.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at September 14, 2021 10:45 AM (XSRBF)

265 Yerp. Just imagine if we tested for everything the way we do COVID. Headlines out the wazoo about how hospitals are filling up due to an outbreak of...the common cold.
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at September 14, 2021 10:44 AM (KbCG3)

The current COVID PCR is just that. It is a string sequence created with pieces of viruses to match the string sequence the Chinese said was the COVID.

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 14, 2021 10:46 AM (yrol0)

266 The thing I've noticed about this leftist cancer is that even though they pressure us to do all this useless stuff to "be safe" they also encourage all types of unsafe behavior.

Posted by: Emmie at September 14, 2021 10:46 AM (6RgRK)

267 Have they managed to make a vacuum seal that lasts more than a year yet? I take that back, I did have one that lasted more than a year, but the fucking tubes for bags had bad seals, and had a shitload of steaks that I couldn't seal, until I did the sides. Chinese garbage.
Posted by: clutch cargo


Avid Armor. They do tubes AND already made bags. I usually get the 100 count bags quart plus size. Those are great fro 1 lb to 1.5 lb ground beef rolled to about 1/2" thickness. They stack really well in the freezer and taw super quick because of the thinness and large surface area.
I had a bag of dried red beans that held a Y2k seal for about 18 years.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 14, 2021 10:46 AM (OCTRt)

268 I imagine coastal Southern towns probably have a lot of rust on cars.
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Yes they do. In Hawaii they call it Aloha Trim.
Posted by: Puddin Head at September 14, 2021 10:34 AM (/MaDp)


Not so much.

Everyone knows you gotta spray off the undercarriage if you go to the beach. There's even little car washy dealios you can drive through for cheap to do that.

Posted by: naturalfake at September 14, 2021 10:46 AM (Xo5lP)

269 I can't think of a worse way to die.
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Imagine being trapped under decks on a sinking ship. Being gator bait is pretty quick.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 14, 2021 10:46 AM (/MaDp)

270 >>>I can't think of a worse way to die.

Posted by: Clutch


Smothered by Lena Dunham.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at September 14, 2021 10:46 AM (XSRBF)

271 increasing our testing and masking... we can end this pandemic.

**

Like poles on a magnet, these two things cannot exist in the same space.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - (BMWRT) remember the airbag recall after a few years passed? at September 14, 2021 10:47 AM (9ULwW)

272 All those variables can be accounted for. Not only that but with the governments cooperation the driving rules can be bent in such a way to make it possible for the automatic car functional. One way would be to eliminate the cars with drivers. They are a lot of the variables that cause accidents. Remove them from certain roads and an auto piloted car can function. Lots of people on the left have tried for years to ban cars from certain areas.
Posted by: jakee308 at September 14, 2021 10:30 AM (z0px1)

I disagree. Even Musk has pretty much admitted driverless cars aren't coming any time soon. You are right they can account for most of the variables in a closed driving system. However, they can't control the outside actor. In other words, vandals or terrorists can really wreck the system and kill lots of people in the process. Even last summer's "Protestors" would have killed people in driverless cars.

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Innocent Souls, I'm starvin' over here at September 14, 2021 10:47 AM (u1eUk)

273 Aussies finally realized there isn't enough police to address them all?

https://tinyurl.com/vzjpfk3b

Posted by: Saxinis Kion at September 14, 2021 10:47 AM (dbdgv)

274 Watching Man in the High Castle, it starts to become clear that the U.S. is full speed just outside the borders of full on fascism.

So here's a thought: All those people decrying fascism and totalitarianism have been there the entire time, because socialism. After World War 2 they realized they had to take us down to have the ability to impose it, and that's what we're finally seeing with this illegitimate mush eating moron in the White House.

Posted by: squid_hunt at September 14, 2021 10:47 AM (Ectld)

275 What happened to "Two weeks to flatten the curve." ?

I know, I know- the first two years are the hardest.

Posted by: t-bird at September 14, 2021 10:47 AM (CTJwJ)

276 Then if the time comes to move it up a couple of levels of abstraction - like, for example, going to war in a foreign land to defend your country's way of life - it will work.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 14, 2021 10:44 AM (3p5uk)

True. At its most basic, the soldier in the foxhole isn't sacrificing for his constitutional republic back home, he is sacrificing for his buddy next to him...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 14, 2021 10:47 AM (Q9lwr)

277 >>>Imagine being trapped under decks on a sinking ship. Being gator bait is pretty quick.

Posted by: Puddin Head


The sailors on the Oklahoma when it capsized. No thank you.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at September 14, 2021 10:47 AM (XSRBF)

278 And you can sous vide the vacuum sealed stuff.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at September 14, 2021 10:47 AM (UuD2k)

279 258 Pence's primary run in 2024 is going to be funny to watch.
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Pence's or Bootygig's?

Indiana wants me, Lord, I can't go back there . . .
Posted by: mustbequantum at September 14, 2021 10:45 AM (MIKMs)

Especially if Trump decides to run again (which it sounds like he will). The GOPe support for Pence will be off the charts. This could be the ultimate end of the two party system, but I think Trump transforms the republican party while Pence, et al, form their own bullshit.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at September 14, 2021 10:47 AM (KbCG3)

280 The dry stuff is in mylar bags, then placed in gasketed plastic bins.
Posted by: CN at September 14, 2021 10:28 AM (ONvIw)

Mylar bags extend the life or keeps it dry?

Posted by: Clutch at September 14, 2021 10:47 AM (9UmRs)

281 Headlines out the wazoo about how hospitals are filling up due to an outbreak of...the common cold.

**

And thank heavens for those, because that's apparently where we get immunity from stuff like COVID-2019.

And 80% of us have that immunity, btw.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - (BMWRT) remember the airbag recall after a few years passed? at September 14, 2021 10:48 AM (9ULwW)

282 278 And you can sous vide the vacuum sealed stuff.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at September 14, 2021 10:47 AM (UuD2k)

Which we do

Posted by: It's me donna at September 14, 2021 10:48 AM (L91xj)

283 273 Aussies finally realized there isn't enough police to address them all?

https://tinyurl.com/vzjpfk3b
Posted by: Saxinis Kion at September 14, 2021 10:47 AM (dbdgv)

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I don't think the New World Order is actually coming to fruition. Too many upstarts who think they know how to live their lives better than bureaucrats.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 14, 2021 10:48 AM (LvTSG)

284 266 The thing I've noticed about this leftist cancer is that even though they pressure us to do all this useless stuff to "be safe" they also encourage all types of unsafe behavior.
Posted by: Emmie at September 14, 2021 10:46 AM (6RgRK)
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For as much as leftists decry imposing morals on society, that's all that they do. They structure society so that it follows their particular Strange Gods, lead by their own high priests.

Posted by: Revenant at September 14, 2021 10:48 AM (P69fT)

285 Everyone knows you gotta spray off the undercarriage if you go to the beach. There's even little car washy dealios you can drive through for cheap to do that.
Posted by: naturalfake at September 14, 2021 10:46 AM (Xo5lP)

spray off the undercarriage
is that a euphemism?

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 14, 2021 10:48 AM (yrol0)

286 "You do realize all of the AI accidents are without drivers touching anything. Teslas just fucking up and hitting stationary shit all on their own.
Posted by: rickb223 at September 14, 2021 10:37 AM (OCTRt)"

I watched a spectacular series of near-accidents while being stuck behind a Tesla a couple of weeks ago on a windy 2-lane highway. The tard driving it kept trying to use autopiliot:

- It passed a shuttered construction site going downhill at highway speed where they'd left a 35mph sign up. Car jammed on the brakes and almost cause a huge pileup

- Multiple issues staying in its lane with new sections of unlined pavement

- Jammed on the brakes again in an attempt to turn left across traffic into a ramp wrong-way, after which the driver panicked and stopped, backing up traffic.

Posted by: somedood at September 14, 2021 10:48 AM (s3j76)

287 274 Watching Man in the High Castle, it starts to become clear that the U.S. is full speed just outside the borders of full on fascism.
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What did you imagine Wilsonian Progressivism was?

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 14, 2021 10:48 AM (/MaDp)

288 The dry stuff is in mylar bags, then placed in gasketed plastic bins.
Posted by: CN


Do you use oxygen absorbers also?

Posted by: rickb223 at September 14, 2021 10:48 AM (OCTRt)

289 >>>spray off the undercarriage
is that a euphemism?

Posted by: rhennigantx


I use it daily.

Posted by: Bill Cinton at September 14, 2021 10:49 AM (XSRBF)

290 "This could be the ultimate end of the two party system,"

I think Trump's dropping of the freedom party was his commitment to the Republican Party. He's not going outside the lines and it's the best decision for our side.

Posted by: squid_hunt at September 14, 2021 10:49 AM (Ectld)

291 279 Especially if Trump decides to run again (which it sounds like he will). The GOPe support for Pence will be off the charts. This could be the ultimate end of the two party system, but I think Trump transforms the republican party while Pence, et al, form their own bullshit.
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at September 14, 2021 10:47 AM (KbCG3)

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If Trump announces a run, I'd actually be surprised if there is any serious challenge at all.

The Establishment know at this point they can't beat Trump in the Republican electorate, though I would love to see them try and fail with another Jeb Bush-like run.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 14, 2021 10:49 AM (LvTSG)

292 Do you use oxygen absorbers also?
Posted by: rickb223 at September 14, 2021 10:48 AM (OCTRt)

You mean democrats?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at September 14, 2021 10:50 AM (UuD2k)

293 " 266 The thing I've noticed about this leftist cancer is that even though they pressure us to do all this useless stuff to "be safe" they also encourage all types of unsafe behavior.
Posted by: Emmie at September 14, 2021 10:46 AM (6RgRK)"

But it's not to "be safe". Those are just the mouth-sounds they're making as a distraction.

All leftist behavior is about seeking power or wealth. They believe in nothing but their right to rule and reject objective reality. It's the ultimate "bad faith" ideology.

Posted by: somedood at September 14, 2021 10:50 AM (s3j76)

294 Our rental here is a Nissan Rogue. Nice car but it keeps beeping at me and some icon shows up but I can't tell what it is because it disappears as fast as it appeared. No clue what it's trying to tell me.
Posted by: Jewells45 at September 14, 2021 10:44 AM (HOSkN)


If I had to guess it's beeping when you get too close to the lane marker. We had a rental that did that.

Posted by: Jordan61 at September 14, 2021 10:50 AM (Ez6QX)

295 spray off the undercarriage
is that a euphemism?
Posted by: rhennigantx at September 14, 2021 10:48 AM (yrol0)


...Uh....no.

*shifty eyes*

Posted by: naturalfake at September 14, 2021 10:50 AM (Xo5lP)

296 The problem is affluence. People who have a lot to lose worry about losing it, hence the reflexive caution in all things. The less preoccupied people are with survival or securing basic necessities, the more frivolous they can afford to be and thus are. You want a return to sobriety? Nothing but hard times (harder times at any rate) will do the trick.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 14, 2021 10:51 AM (QU5/8)

297 A draft would devastate a once proud military. I served with both volunteers and draftees. Many draftees I'd be okay with on my six but way too many are destined to walk point.

If you believe (as I do) that the service is subject to enormous social engineering NOW, imagine what a draft would allow to happen.

Posted by: irongrampa at September 14, 2021 10:44 AM (KATBx)

i don't even know where to start. The military was always supposed to be special and afield from modern day mores. Even the Turks made sure of this because they needed on stabilizing force.

We used to joke about the Air Force etc, and those guys laughed about it too. Now we have Marines and Army personnel who have gone woke and next to broke. There is something seriously wrong and it needs to be fixed quickly. I am hoping this is at command level as the Dems always put libs in charge, this is nothing new.

But something is off about this, there is something really troublesome. We lose the military, we lose the country. If that sounds harsh, it is my honest belief. And I don't play around with things like this.

Posted by: Quint at September 14, 2021 10:51 AM (WAo1l)

298 >>>though I would love to see them try and fail with another Jeb Bush-like run.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison


He'll be promoted by his brother who thinks we're all terrorists!

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at September 14, 2021 10:51 AM (XSRBF)

299 >>Nice car but it keeps beeping at me and some icon shows up but I can't tell what it is because it disappears as fast as it appeared. No clue what it's trying to tell me.


Your Baked Potato is finished!

Posted by: Rental Car at September 14, 2021 10:51 AM (mtz9H)

300 "What did you imagine Wilsonian Progressivism was?"

I wasn't there for that. My understanding/awakening to politics is emerging and didn't really start until Bush 2
invaded Iraq.

But even still, that was over 100 years ago and for most Americans, there's no real indicator that those actors are still pushing the same policies. What you are fighting isn't malice, it's ignorance.

Posted by: squid_hunt at September 14, 2021 10:52 AM (Ectld)

301 255 A draft would devastate a once proud military. I served with both volunteers and draftees. Many draftees I'd be okay with on my six but way too many are destined to walk point.

If you believe (as I do) that the service is subject to enormous social engineering NOW, imagine what a draft would allow to happen.

Posted by: irongrampa at September 14, 2021 10:44 AM (
LBJ's Project 100K, teaching skills to young men.

Posted by: Eromero at September 14, 2021 10:52 AM (0OP+5)

302 Mylar bags extend the life or keeps it dry?
Posted by: Clutch at September 14, 2021 10:47 AM (9UmRs)

Keeping it dry and away from light extends the life.

Posted by: CN at September 14, 2021 10:52 AM (ONvIw)

303 If Trump announces a run, I'd actually be surprised if there is any serious challenge at all.

The Establishment know at this point they can't beat Trump in the Republican electorate, though I would love to see them try and fail with another Jeb Bush-like run.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 14, 2021 10:49 AM (LvTSG)
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They'll put up someone.

Christie looks like he wants to run. So does Pence and Nikki Haley. They'll put someone up against Trump and that person will end up being humiliated.

Posted by: Revenant at September 14, 2021 10:52 AM (P69fT)

304 You want a return to sobriety? Nothing but hard times (harder times at any rate) will do the trick.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 14, 2021 10:51 AM (QU5/

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Exactly. People who worked in the fields from sunup to sundown to put a little food on the table did not worry about pronouns or microaggressions.

Posted by: 496 at September 14, 2021 10:52 AM (VJsqe)

305 Avid Armor. They do tubes AND already made bags. I usually get the 100 count bags quart plus size. Those are great fro 1 lb to 1.5 lb ground beef rolled to about 1/2" thickness. They stack really well in the freezer and taw super quick because of the thinness and large surface area.
I had a bag of dried red beans that held a Y2k seal for about 18 years.
Posted by: rickb223 at September 14, 2021 10:46 AM (OCTRt)


Thanks, never heard of it but I'll look. I must have burned through 3-4 of those things at Costco. And can't say how many times the seals failed in the freezer. I know they work for loads of folks, good on them. My luck is like a handicap I need to account for most of the time.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at September 14, 2021 10:52 AM (wAnMi)

306 All these car stories are exactly why I bought a 2011 Toyota instead of something newer.

I drive the car, not the other way around. I do miss that spiffy navigation system I used to have. And I miss driving for the fun of it, the Venza meets my requirements but it's not really fun to drive.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at September 14, 2021 10:52 AM (XvPQV)

307
The Establishment know at this point they can't beat Trump in the Republican electorate, though I would love to see them try and fail with another Jeb Bush-like run.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 14, 2021 10:49 AM (LvTSG)

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They should run that little tweaker Ben Shapiro. THAT would be fun to watch.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 14, 2021 10:52 AM (FvCkv)

308 The Establishment know at this point they can't beat Trump in the Republican electorate, though I would love to see them try and fail with another Jeb Bush-like run.
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I got this!

Posted by: Krispy creme chrietieu at September 14, 2021 10:52 AM (vbaSG)

309 Imagine being trapped under decks on a sinking ship. Being gator bait is pretty quick.
Posted by: Puddin Head

I don't even like being below decks on a museum ship and I'm not the least bit claustrophobic.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 14, 2021 10:52 AM (mD/uy)

310 290 "This could be the ultimate end of the two party system,"

I think Trump's dropping of the freedom party was his commitment to the Republican Party. He's not going outside the lines and it's the best decision for our side.
Posted by: squid_hunt at September 14, 2021 10:49 AM (Ectld)

This is why I believe he's just going to further hijack it. I'd like to believe that the GOPe is gasping its last breath but we know that's most likely wishful thinking.

The divide is clear and it's not going to revert with a Trump run in 2024. The question is if Mitch and Co. want to remain in the party that is now fervently Trump's.

I hope they say no.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at September 14, 2021 10:53 AM (KbCG3)

311 "The Establishment know at this point they can't beat Trump in the Republican electorate"

They can willingly sink him, though.

Posted by: squid_hunt at September 14, 2021 10:53 AM (Ectld)

312 >>You do realize all of the AI accidents are without drivers touching anything. Teslas just fucking up and hitting stationary shit all on their own.


I think the problem is they are using female programmers.

Posted by: garrett at September 14, 2021 10:53 AM (mtz9H)

313 I was thinking on introducing myself to Jennifer Pritzker and see if she can put me in the Illnois and US Senate. I'd like to be one of the beautiful people.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 14, 2021 10:53 AM (/MaDp)

314 Do you use oxygen absorbers also?
Posted by: rickb223 at September 14, 2021 10:48 AM (OCTRt)

You mean democrats?


He said absorbers, not thieves.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at September 14, 2021 10:53 AM (SchxB)

315 83 I rented a car a few year ago. It freaked out when
i went across the lane on a lonely mountain road. The car put up a signal that said I needed some coffee. There is a reason my vehicles are old, I don't want them chatting with me.I used to get pissed at the Jaguar that always wanted to tell me what was wrong. Let it go, I don't care. And for the new cars,I really don't give a shit about your tire psi.

Posted by: Quint at September 14, 2021 10:16 AM (WAo1l)


Back when I bought my current vehicle (now nearly 21 years ago), I was genuinely annoyed simply because the in-dash GPS required me to "click-through" a stupid warning about distracted driving every time I'd crank her up. Good times, good times.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at September 14, 2021 10:54 AM (DTX3h)

316
Do you use oxygen absorbers also?
Posted by: rickb223 at September 14, 2021 10:48 AM (OCTRt)

I do, can't hurt, and they often come with the bags

Posted by: CN at September 14, 2021 10:54 AM (ONvIw)

317 311 "The Establishment know at this point they can't beat Trump in the Republican electorate"

They can willingly sink him, though.
Posted by: squid_hunt at September 14, 2021 10:53 AM (Ectld)

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They tried for years, including the 2016 Republican primary.

Gonna be honest, I like his odds.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 14, 2021 10:54 AM (LvTSG)

318 The Wild and Free Pigs of the Okefenokee Swamp

Posted by: OCBill at September 14, 2021 10:54 AM (SUECK)

319
Renaming Fort Bragg, too. Man was a hero in the Mexican-American war, but canceled, because reasons.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at September 14, 2021 10:45 AM
Confederate General.

Posted by: Eromero at September 14, 2021 10:54 AM (0OP+5)

320 If Trump goes for it, i can only hope he has learned his lesson. Gut the executive branch. Fire literally everyone. He should have spent the intervening four years quietly building a team of "nobodies" completely off of everyone's radar to assume office immediately upon inauguration.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 14, 2021 10:54 AM (6FeV1)

321 311 "The Establishment know at this point they can't beat Trump in the Republican electorate"

They can willingly sink him, though.
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At this point they're only avenue is assassination.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 14, 2021 10:54 AM (/MaDp)

322 The problem is so few want to serve. Even a year or two ago I thought it was a major issue. Now, you have to wonder if there is a reason for it. We are down to one percent. That number can not stand forever, something does have to give. But if we don't get a military back, based on traditional values, what will we be left with? It doesn't matter how many go in if they are not trained to do the job, at that point, the numbers will mean nothing.

Posted by: Quint at September 14, 2021 10:55 AM (WAo1l)

323 I fear that no matter who we put up against Biden or Harris won't be able to beat Dominion.

Posted by: 496 at September 14, 2021 10:55 AM (VJsqe)

324 I think the problem is they are using female programmers.
Posted by: garrett at September 14, 2021 10:53 AM (mtz9H)
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Heh. I wish, that would be fixable. The real problem is that world is insanely complicated and computers are low-resolution to get enough speed for real-time work. A human would never mistake a semi trailer crossing the road at the apex of a hill for a cloud in the sky (and thus run into it), but a computer will. A human would never mistake a street sign for a moose, but a computer will.

The problem is insanely hard. The only way to make it work is, I suspect, to make it mandatory. Sensors in the roads providing computer data. All cars communicating with all other cars directly to provide information. It is a monumental problem in an uncontrolled environment. Rural highway use cases are likely workable, but even then weather is a bitch.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 14, 2021 10:56 AM (3p5uk)

325 Thanks, never heard of it but I'll look. I must have burned through 3-4 of those things at Costco. And can't say how many times the seals failed in the freezer. I know they work for loads of folks, good on them. My luck is like a handicap I need to account for most of the time.
Posted by: clutch cargo

The thing I love about Avid Armor? You set the bag up, press the handle until it locks, press auto vac/seal, and start setting up the next bag while it does everything on it's own. When it's done, it goes to standby until you unload the sealed bag and stick another one on.

I'd give my left nut for a vacuum chamber sealer, but I just don't have $599 to drop. This one cost me $49 on sale.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 14, 2021 10:56 AM (OCTRt)

326 re: food storage

Mylar is because plastic is slowly permeable over the long term. O2 absorbers are not just to prevent spoilage, but to kill pests in grains and pasta.

Rather than O2 absorbers, you can also freeze the stuff for a day or two or displace the O2 with CO2.

To displace O2, put 1-3oz of clean, DRY food grade dry ice in the bottom of a bucket, then put a small paper plate upside down over top of it. Pour in grain/beans. Put lid on loose; wait for the bottom not to be cold anymore - so it's done outgassing/sublimating - then tighten the lid. After a couple of weeks you can transfer to a new bucket, mylar/bucket combo, etc, to check and make sure you didn't have condensation issues - at that point any critters are dead.

Posted by: somedood at September 14, 2021 10:56 AM (s3j76)

327 323 I fear that no matter who we put up against Biden or Harris won't be able to beat Dominion.
Posted by: 496 at September 14, 2021 10:55 AM (VJsqe)

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The Dominion that failed so hard that six states shut down voting all at the same time so that people could ballot box stuff like Tammany Hall?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 14, 2021 10:56 AM (LvTSG)

328 hiya

Posted by: JT at September 14, 2021 10:57 AM (arJlL)

329 Another important question Blinken hasn't been asked, either yesterday or so far today: When did the CIA and the Pentagon tell you the Afghan Army was rapidly disintegrating and a very rapid US and NATO evac must be started? Which specific day in July or August?

Posted by: Gref at September 14, 2021 10:57 AM (AMIL/)

330
Shapiro/Nichols 2020. So much logic. So much expert. Cuckworld would be *ecstatic*.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 14, 2021 10:57 AM (FvCkv)

331 323 I fear that no matter who we put up against Biden or Harris won't be able to beat Dominion.
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Maybe if we required registered voters to literally crawl over broken glass to the polling booth we'd get a fair election.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 14, 2021 10:57 AM (/MaDp)

332 And you can sous vide the vacuum sealed stuff.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at September 14, 2021 10:47 AM


And just like that...Food Thread.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 14, 2021 10:57 AM (m+jkK)

333 One of my biggest storage problems is having my husband mess up the FIFO system. I've been stockpiling canned proteins for a while now and as he doesn't believe in the possibility of scarcity, he ignores the order.

Posted by: CN at September 14, 2021 10:57 AM (ONvIw)

334 >>>I can't think of a worse way to die.
Posted by: Clutch at September 14, 2021 10:45 AM (9UmRs)

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Coming soon on the HQ, top ten worse ways to die than being eaten by an alligator. #7 will literally shock you!

Posted by: I don't like my nic at September 14, 2021 10:57 AM (RUa/k)

335 Ya know, I've come to the conclusion a lot of people are now the equivalent of a two year old with a booboo, in that, much like a two year old will play to the audience, hoping for someone to notice and give them sympathy, so do a lot of so called "adults."

Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at September 14, 2021 10:57 AM (TREid)

336 Christie looks like he wants to run. So does Pence and Nikki Haley. They'll put someone up against Trump and that person will end up being humiliated.
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Three ex-governors who, when the cheese got binding, capitulated and made mockery of their so-called 'principles'.

Posted by: mustbequantum at September 14, 2021 10:58 AM (MIKMs)

337 The virtue of conscription is that, absent political favors (which are noticed by everyone - we all know who avoided Vietnam), all must serve. All strata of society bear the burden of war. An awful lot of people who are hungry for foreign adventure would lose their appetite if they or their loved ones had skin in the game. But for most people this simply isn't true. The risks are all confined to a narrow population of volunteers. I don't doubt that volunteer forces are more effective in the field. But it's probably not good for the republic domestically.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 14, 2021 10:58 AM (QU5/8)

338 336 Christie looks like he wants to run. So does Pence and Nikki Haley. They'll put someone up against Trump and that person will end up being humiliated.
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Three ex-governors who, when the cheese got binding, capitulated and made mockery of their so-called 'principles'.
Posted by: mustbequantum at September 14, 2021 10:58 AM (MIKMs)

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"Sploosh."
-The GOPe

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 14, 2021 10:58 AM (LvTSG)

339 330
Shapiro/Nichols 2020. So much logic. So much expert. Cuckworld would be *ecstatic*.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 14, 2021 10:57 AM (FvCkv)


French/Goldberg 2024. Feel the excitement!

Posted by: Dr. William Kristol, Campaign Strategist at September 14, 2021 10:58 AM (PiwSw)

340 I served in the 80s and 90s and back then, even if youi said you were gay, you were out. I am not saying go back to that, but the military is not about being woke or hip, it is about breaking things and killing people. That is not a joke, that is what it is for. Really, it is about preventing that because enemies will think twice. I know good men who would truly be sickened by what goes on today. I hope this issue is skin deep and much less than we are lead to think. God I hope so because what else is left?

Posted by: Quint at September 14, 2021 10:58 AM (WAo1l)

341 SarahW...

Please use tinyurl for links.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 14, 2021 10:58 AM (Q9lwr)

342 >>Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 14, 2021 10:56 AM (3p5uk)


Computers can't anticipate and have no experience to pull from.

Letting AI do the Driving is purely insane.

Posted by: garrett at September 14, 2021 10:59 AM (mtz9H)

343 The Dominion that failed so hard that six states shut down voting all at the same time so that people could ballot box stuff like Tammany Hall?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 14, 2021 10:56 AM (LvTSG)

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I believe they will have worked out the kinks.

Posted by: 496 at September 14, 2021 10:59 AM (VJsqe)

344 173 164 Yup, ditto. I had a fancy Acura station wagon/SUV as a rental. It had every driver aid imaginable - blind spot detection, lane departure detection, laser-guided cruise control, voice activation, etc.

It was distracting as hell. I actually pulled over and pulled up the manual on my phone to figure out how to turn it off. The car interrupting me with sight and sound every thirty seconds is massively distracting and probably dangerous.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 14, 2021 10:30 AM (3p5uk)

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My 2019 Highlander has all of this. Turned off as much as I could, but I kind of just got used to the rest.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 14, 2021 10:31 AM (LvTSG)

My commuter has stop and go cruise control... it's actually great, and if you have a commute to a city it really cuts the stress of traffic. I admit, I don't want another car that doesn't have it. For daily commuting at least.

Posted by: Inogame at September 14, 2021 10:59 AM (53oGX)

345 Creating a third party in the US generally requires the collapse of an existing party because we use majority/plurality wins the office and not proportional voting. So, Durveget's law, which is one of the few empirically derived social science laws, like supply and demand, indicates that you will have two major parties where a majority/plurality is required to win office. You will have at least three parties or more where seats are won by a party by a proportion of the vote.
Complicating matters further is that two major parties are written into state laws on elections regarding polling judges, primaries, funding, etc. Furthermore, candidates with ambitions and good resumes are unlikely to run on a third party ticket because even if they win, they are subject to a system of majority rules such as committees, floor access for legislation, and seniority.

Posted by: whig at September 14, 2021 10:59 AM (xunV5)

346 336 Christie looks like he wants to run. So does Pence and Nikki Haley. They'll put someone up against Trump and that person will end up being humiliated.

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Sweet. They can run for their share of the 8% of republican voters who weren't fans of Trump.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at September 14, 2021 10:59 AM (KbCG3)

347 Posted by: somedood at September 14, 2021 10:56 AM (s3j76)

I did pre-freeze things like , pasta, cearal grains, flour and sugar.

Posted by: CN at September 14, 2021 10:59 AM (ONvIw)

348 >>Please use tinyurl for links.


You need links, you know who to turn to.

Posted by: Jimmy Dean at September 14, 2021 11:00 AM (mtz9H)

349 Cara Delivigne, who I heard is a lesbian model, also coughed up $30K so she could be photographed on the red carpet at the Met Gala. She wore a barely there dress that looked like it was made from what had once been a pair of overalls. It said "Peg the Patriarchy" on it.

Pretty weird PR effort from farmer Cara.

Posted by: Jorge Orwell at September 14, 2021 11:00 AM (OoD92)

350 The Dominion that failed so hard that six states shut down voting all at the same time so that people could ballot box stuff like Tammany Hall?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 14, 2021 10:56 AM (LvTSG)
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It would not surprise me at all to learn that Dominion is helping with the baseline cheat (the traditional margin of fraud), but if that ain't enough - and in 2020, it was nowhere near enough - then the exception handling kicks in. I think that with election fraud, we are very much in a "power of and" situation.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 14, 2021 11:00 AM (3p5uk)

351 I believe they will have worked out the kinks.
Posted by: 496 at September 14, 2021 10:59 AM (VJsqe)

And if the old laws were not enforced, why would we believe that the shiny new laws will be?

Posted by: CN at September 14, 2021 11:01 AM (ONvIw)

352 A admire Yamamoto. He could see clearly.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at September 14, 2021 11:01 AM (o2MD2)

353 Please use tinyurl for links.


You need links, you know who to turn to.
Posted by: Jimmy Dean at September 14, 2021 11:00 AM


That Dean dude is a homo.

Posted by: Johnsonville Brats Guy at September 14, 2021 11:01 AM (DZB9B)

354 Nood diad

Posted by: 496 at September 14, 2021 11:01 AM (VJsqe)

355 The way to play this is no non-blue shithole area should disclose their vote totals until the blue shitholes have announced their totals.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 14, 2021 11:02 AM (/MaDp)

356 Jordan61, that's what I think as well, except it doesn't always do it when I get close so who the heck knows.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 14, 2021 11:02 AM (HOSkN)

357 And if the old laws were not enforced, why would we believe that the shiny new laws will be?
Posted by: CN at September 14, 2021 11:01 AM (ONvIw)

Never underestimate the power of a Republican who is grandstanding.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at September 14, 2021 11:02 AM (UuD2k)

358 I will go with Desantis/PAul. I will also go with Trump. We need some freaking wins. We are not going to get them in CA or VA. If I am wrong, no one will be happier. But you can't fit a square peg into a round hole. VA has tons of conservatives, but they were there the last five elections as well.What new thing will change the dynamic?

My hope is we retake the House in 2022. We need to take the whole damn thing.

Posted by: Quint at September 14, 2021 11:02 AM (WAo1l)

359 Please use tinyurl for links.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 14, 2021 10:58 AM (Q9lwr)
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Thank you! I can never get those broken links to work without having to spend time figuring out what extra characters my browser added. What a pain.

Posted by: Jorge Orwell at September 14, 2021 11:03 AM (OoD92)

360 I believe they will have worked out the kinks.
Posted by: 496 at September 14, 2021 10:59 AM (VJsqe)

And if the old laws were not enforced, why would we believe that the shiny new laws will be?
Posted by: CN


Same reason I don't see an Art V Convention working. They don't follow the Constitution now, what makes people think they will then?

Posted by: rickb223 at September 14, 2021 11:03 AM (OCTRt)

361 Where are people getting their emergency food rations from?

We've been buying 1 or 2 Augson Farms items per week from Walmart with each grocery trip for the last few months.

Posted by: MammaB at September 14, 2021 11:03 AM (U0hie)

362 I have to admit that I do like some safety features. My newer Massey-Ferguson has some that can easily save your careless ass. My old JD 420 will kill you quick.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at September 14, 2021 11:03 AM (o2MD2)

363
Coming soon on the HQ, top ten worse ways to die than being eaten by an alligator. #7 will literally shock you!


Snu-snu?

Posted by: 18-1 at September 14, 2021 11:05 AM (DpkTQ)

364 Coming soon on the HQ, top ten worse ways to die than being eaten by an alligator. #7 will literally shock you!
Posted by: I don't like my nic at September 14, 2021 10:57 AM


It's electrocution, isn't it?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 14, 2021 11:05 AM (m+jkK)

365 That chick who now claims to be a dude was at the Met Gala, and apparently spent all of its money on the ticket and couldn't afford a suit coat that fit.

https://bit.ly/3nuu8G3

Posted by: bonhomme at September 14, 2021 11:06 AM (UW2ZS)

366 The issue with using freezers for prepping is that you are assuming that you will have power without long disruptions. A few rare models will work on propane or perhaps natural gas but otherwise, that implies that you have to have a generator/inverter to make up for power disruptions.

Canned products, more or less will keep without power as will freeze dried. For those that like living off the land, the Backwoods Home Magazine has consistently been providing that sort of information necessary to run a homestead including information on farming, husbandry, etc.

Posted by: whig at September 14, 2021 11:07 AM (xunV5)

367 85
Tolerance of evil is a vice
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at September 14, 2021 10:09 AM (XvPQV)

As it says in Midrash: "Kindness to the cruel is cruelty to the kind."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 14, 2021 10:16 AM (FvCkv)


You gotta be cruel to be kind . . .

Posted by: Nick Lowe at September 14, 2021 11:09 AM (tu3iY)

368 One thing to understand about an Article V convention is that any proposals adopted have to go to the states for adoption. It requires the same percentage as a constitutional amendment, 3/4's (currently 3 of the state legislatures or popular conventions.

It cannot change the constitution by itself.

Posted by: whig at September 14, 2021 11:10 AM (xunV5)

369 > Where are people getting their emergency food rations from?

I can't remember the brand, but our local Rural King had those tubs with 24 packages of "whatever" in 'em. I think they were less than $50 at the time. If they get something like that in again I'm stocking up. Prices on that shit is through the roof now.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at September 14, 2021 11:12 AM (BFigT)

370
As it says in Midrash: "Kindness to the cruel is cruelty to the kind."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 14, 2021 10:16 AM

This Midrash? Cut, jib, newsletter?

Posted by: Eromero at September 14, 2021 11:13 AM (0OP+5)

371
Life is back to normal in SC. Has been for a while, in fact.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 14, 2021 10:33 AM (LvTSG)


Same here in OK.

Posted by: Justsayin' at September 14, 2021 11:15 AM (Fs5vw)

372 Megyn Kelly is done with academic lefties. Give her another couple of these bullshit comments from the useless professors at Syracuse and she will be angry enough for a Guest Rant here at AoSHQ.

https://tinyurl.com/2pjz3xc4

Posted by: Jorge Orwell at September 14, 2021 11:16 AM (OoD92)

373 @ 297 Our clan has been serving the country since the Revolutionary War. We span the branches and the service runs from one and done to a career. I have skin in the game.

I mention this to assure you I don't speak out of my ass here. The bedrock of our military (O5 and below) is solid, most especially the NCO's who are without peer in ANY military today. O5 and above and you can start to see the effect of Obama's purge. Those officers HAVE to go--this is known through the ranks.

I will bet my life that we'll persevere in spite of the left here, we have a history of meeting and prevailing over situations even more serious than the current mess. So take heart and NEVER give up.

Posted by: irongrampa at September 14, 2021 11:28 AM (KATBx)

374 397 I mention this to assure you I don't speak out of my ass here. The bedrock of our military (O5 and below) is solid, most especially the NCO's who are without peer in ANY military today.

Maybe E7 and below.

Posted by: Saxinis Kion at September 14, 2021 11:43 AM (dbdgv)

375 I often wonder how the exploration and settlement of the West would have progressed had we had a robust federal government - with OSHA, DOT, EEOC, NLRB, EPA, ad nauseum at work.

Surely, we would still be hiding under our beds on the eastern shore of the Mississippi.

Posted by: One-Eyed Cat Peepin' in the Seafood Store at September 14, 2021 12:38 PM (Ybhj0)

376 A 50/50 electorate indicates there are enough normals, but not so many as to make it easy. The problem in a split electorate is that our politicians attempt to win by increasing the political motivation of the people who are already on our side.

We need to gain control over the budget and legislation by expanding the conservative coalition through focusing MAGA on the underclass, with every voter won a plus for us and a loss for them. The black church shares our Christian values which are the basis of our self evident truths, and will be a willing ally in addressing the root cause of societal dysfunction, the destruction of the family. We need to stop preaching to the choir and change the status quo. Larry Elder should start his Presidential bid tomorrow on a Moynihan Report platform, just to shift the Overton Window.

Posted by: Larry Dressler at September 15, 2021 12:41 AM (W0MsY)

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