The Morning Rant

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I had a church meeting last night, so I didn't have much time afterwards, so this rant is going to be quick.

Today I got to thinking about us leaving all of that military hardware behind in Afghanistan, how bad is it, really?

The $85 billion price tag is, of course, nothing to sneeze at, and it's irritating to see footage of bearded barbarians strutting around in U.S. camo fatigues and brandishing our weapons, but how long is that stuff going to last? Helicopters are high maintenance, right? I'm thinking they won't be flying for very long.

How difficult would it be for the Taliban to get the necessary spare parts? Even for the ground vehicles like the MRAPS, how long are they going to last?

According to this USA Today article:

"The helicopters are the most expensive item, but the ability of the Taliban to operate and maintain them without outside help is modest," Thompson said. "The absence of U.S. logistical support will lead to a steady decay in the state of the residual Afghan military arsenal. Even small arms will gradually become unusable if not properly maintained. MRAPs are real gas-guzzlers, so their value in a country where fuel supplies are scarce and terrorist attacks have largely ceased is doubtful."

I don't know how much of this is the DoD putting a happy face on a humiliating disaster, but maybe some of you Smart Military Morons would be able to help out with some answers here.

In fact, I'm thinking this didn't happen by accident. Naturally this is speculatio, but it's not hard to believe that somebody, somewhere is profiting from this debacle. All the stuff we lost is going to have to be replenished and restocked and it might be interesting to trace where the money is going and whose pocket it's going to end up in.



This One Aged Poorly Really Fast:

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Well, Looky Here:

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You Know That Handmaid's Tale Dystopia They're Always Shrieking Is Right Around The Corner? Well, It Has Arrived, Only They Don't Know They're Actually The Bad Guys, Not The Brave #Resistance:

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9/5 Update – The Children’s Hospital has determined the primary issue she was a very unusual congenital birth defect which had never before evidenced itself, as she appeared to be a healthy, active teenager. The medical team is convinced that she will be able to recover fully, but has a tough year ahead with several critical surgeries and extensive rehab. The important thing is that she will have years ahead to love and be loved by her family. So please continue to pray for Emma and her full recovery, plus prayers for her family and the skill of her surgical and rehab teams.

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Who Dis:

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For the 'Ettes:

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...and here's a bonus shirtless pic. Because I'm a giver.




Friday Who Dis: In a previous rant thread, somebody mentioned Marilyn Monroe's body double and I thought she might make a good 'who dis' candidate. Turns out MM had several body doubles, and photos are hard to find. Except for Greta Thyssen, who was MM's double in Bus Stop. But reading between the lines of her imdb bio, you can get the impression that her acting talent was far less impressive than her bustline. She did a few B movies, including Journey to the Seventh Planet with Mr. Shirley Temple, John Agar. Even though the marriage only lasted 5 years. He soon remarried and that marriage lasted until she passed, 50 years later. About appearing in crappy B movies, he said "a lot of the pictures I made were not released -- they escaped."



Today's Edition Of The Morning Rant Is Brought To You By Food From the 70s:

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1 sponge centered

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 15, 2021 10:18 AM (LvTSG)

2 first.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at September 15, 2021 10:18 AM (JUOKG)

3 Centered also.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at September 15, 2021 10:19 AM (JUOKG)

4 Okay.

Posted by: lowandslow at September 15, 2021 10:19 AM (4thlk)

5 Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Jai Courtney

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 15, 2021 10:19 AM (LvTSG)

6 A lovely woman, but I don't know her. Or him.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 15, 2021 10:19 AM (c6xtn)

7 Ah, I see this thread is about as 'normal' as the Calif election...

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 15, 2021 10:19 AM (oHd/0)

8 Who Dis: Two familiar faces but no names to go with them.

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at September 15, 2021 10:20 AM (TNyrE)

9 The stairs of death? OH HELL NO.

Posted by: Jordan61 at September 15, 2021 10:20 AM (Ez6QX)

10 Spam casserole?

Posted by: CN...FJB at September 15, 2021 10:20 AM (ONvIw)

11 "How difficult would it be for the Taliban to get the necessary spare parts?"

I'm sure the CCP will be reverse engineering the parts for them.(Unless Milley already handed over the blueprints)

Posted by: Bonnie Blue no longer gives a shit at September 15, 2021 10:20 AM (hlxe7)

12 hiya

Posted by: JT at September 15, 2021 10:20 AM (arJlL)

13 Willowed: Anyone familiar with Rosti? (umlaut over the "o")

https://tinyurl.com/uv2xewnz

I like that guy's videos. Straight and to the point. I'm thinking I need to familiarize myself with this breakfast food.

"One massive hashbrown that's smuggling creamy mashed potatoes underneath its shell"

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 15, 2021 10:20 AM (Bmy3R)

14 They were sort of in A Good Day to Die Hard together.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 15, 2021 10:21 AM (LvTSG)

15 5 Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Jai Courtney

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 15, 2021 10:19 AM (LvTSG)


Yes! And they were in...?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at September 15, 2021 10:21 AM (RS3IW)

16 That picture from the Met Gala is a perfect image. It says everything, all of it. It stands alone.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 15, 2021 10:21 AM (3p5uk)

17 Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Jai Courtney

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 15, 2021 10:19 AM (LvTSG)


Terminator Genisys?

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at September 15, 2021 10:21 AM (CjHGv)

18 She is very pretty indeed.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 15, 2021 10:21 AM (3p5uk)

19 The center did not hold.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at September 15, 2021 10:22 AM (a3Q+t)

20 "Ackshually, it's only 65 billion, you silly little reichwinger!"

Posted by: NR Pax at September 15, 2021 10:22 AM (iwbG2)

21 10 Spam casserole?

Posted by: CN...FJB at September 15, 2021 10:20 AM (ONvIw)


Hey, it was the 70s...

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at September 15, 2021 10:22 AM (RS3IW)

22 No running down the st.....

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 15, 2021 10:22 AM (Ca4NP)

23 Quite a cutie

Posted by: Skip's Phone at September 15, 2021 10:22 AM (BC84A)

24 19 The center did not hold.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at September 15, 2021 10:22 AM (a3Q+t)

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Yep. It looks like it blew a seal.

Posted by: 496 at September 15, 2021 10:22 AM (VJsqe)

25 Mac/cheese/spam is ok...w/out the peas...or chinaberries.

Posted by: BignJames at September 15, 2021 10:23 AM (AwYPR)

26 18 She is very pretty indeed.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 15, 2021 10:21 AM (3p5uk)

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I've had a thing for her ever since Scott Pilgrim which I rewatched with Dolley last weekend.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 15, 2021 10:23 AM (LvTSG)

27 I FINALLY know a WhoDis - the woman is Mary Elizabeth Winstead.

The guy doesn't matter because the woman is Mary Elizabeth Winstead.

Posted by: Viridian at September 15, 2021 10:23 AM (aofWj)

28 Those stairs! NOPE!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 15, 2021 10:23 AM (HOSkN)

29 That's the 50 shades of grey girl right?

I've wonder if they choose her specifically because she's pretty, but not too pretty, in a movie about female wish fulfillment...

Posted by: 18-1 at September 15, 2021 10:23 AM (DpkTQ)

30
How difficult would it be for the Taliban to get the necessary spare parts? Even for the ground vehicles like the MRAPS, how long are they going to last?

They got the extended warranty.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 15, 2021 10:23 AM (63Dwl)

31 We never had SPAM when I was a kid, thanks to their great marketing as a kid I thought I was missing out on something.

Posted by: lowandslow at September 15, 2021 10:23 AM (4thlk)

32 16 That picture from the Met Gala is a perfect image. It says everything, all of it. It stands alone.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 15, 2021 10:21 AM (3p5uk)


You're right. I probably should've left off the windbag caption, but I couldn't resist the temptation to run my mouth.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at September 15, 2021 10:23 AM (RS3IW)

33 The $85 billion price tag is, of course, nothing to sneeze at, and it's irritating to see footage of bearded barbarians strutting around in U.S. camo fatigues and brandishing our weapons, but how long is that stuff going to last? Helicopters are high maintenance, right? I'm thinking they won't be flying for very long.

How difficult would it be for the Taliban to get the necessary spare parts? Even for the ground vehicles like the MRAPS, how long are they going to last?


Goat fuckers don't have to worry. Not after they sell everything to Chyna.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 15, 2021 10:23 AM (OCTRt)

34 Looking at the Stairs of Death, like looking at that pic of the lineman lounging up on the tower from last week, makes my palms start to sweat.

Heights. Ugh.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at September 15, 2021 10:24 AM (dfRN6)

35 Mmmmm, sodium casserole. My favorite.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at September 15, 2021 10:24 AM (wAnMi)

36 Hey, it was the 70s...
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at September 15, 2021 10:22 AM (RS3IW)

It had to be, an era of weird clothes, bad hair and gross food in the magazzines.

Posted by: CN...FJB at September 15, 2021 10:24 AM (ONvIw)

37 In fact, I'm thinking this didn't happen by accident. Naturally this is speculatio, but it's not hard to believe that somebody, somewhere is profiting from this debacle. All the stuff we lost is going to have to be replenished and restocked and it might be interesting to trace where the money is going and whose pocket it's going to end up in.
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There will be money sluicing around for *years* as a result of this. Tax money and debt going to the military manufacturers for new equipment. Chinese, Russian and Iranian money going to the Taliban for the equipment. American money sent to the Afghanistan for "international aid" that will flow to NGOs and military contractors to maintain the equipment that the Taliban keeps.

It's going to be a lot like the crazy arms dealing and money spigots and corruption that happened with the fall of the USSR, albeit at a smaller scale. We're going to pay four times by my reckoning. First, for the stuff in the first place. Second, through "international aid." Third, to replace the stuff. Fourth, in non-monetary terms when it is used for intelligence purposes by our enemies.

Awesome. Top-flight work.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 15, 2021 10:24 AM (3p5uk)

38 Nancy Pelosi and I don't know the gent.

Posted by: dingbat at September 15, 2021 10:24 AM (rNXR7)

39 That picture cries out to the heavens for a slinky.

Posted by: banana Dream at September 15, 2021 10:24 AM (GbGWf)

40 Mean Mary Jean except she isn't wearing a football jersey, nor does she have any pigtails.

Posted by: Sasquatch, the Original Trans-Wookie at September 15, 2021 10:24 AM (MH0eD)

41 Looking at the Spam and Mac Cheese casserole it is interesting that people ate crap like that back in the day and yet didn't get fat.

Posted by: 18-1 at September 15, 2021 10:25 AM (DpkTQ)

42 Reverse engineered Blackhawk parts will start showing up at Harbor Freight.

Posted by: BluesFish at September 15, 2021 10:25 AM (kPJ/p)

43 Hey, it was the 70s...
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at September 15, 2021 10:22 AM (RS3IW)


And they sprinkled in some peas for color, so it's got 1/43rd your daily vegetables.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at September 15, 2021 10:25 AM (wAnMi)

44 OM. Thanks for that bonus pick of Mr. Courtney. Shirtless and skivvies. Nice

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at September 15, 2021 10:25 AM (2NHgQ)

45 Spam and Mac and Cheese. Fuck yeah!

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 15, 2021 10:25 AM (/MaDp)

46 You're right. I probably should've left of the windbag caption, but I couldn't resist the temptation to run my mouth.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at September 15, 2021 10:23 AM (RS3IW)
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That wasn't intended to be a snipe, OM. Not at all. We're here (at least, I'm here) for the commentary. That picture, though, is worth at least a thousand words. If I had some serious coin, I'd put it on billboards.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 15, 2021 10:26 AM (3p5uk)

47 Hmm...dunno who She Dat is, but she's a cutie.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 15, 2021 10:26 AM (m+jkK)

48 I wonder what the old hatchet faced bint payed for her silly ass "ERA" dress.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 15, 2021 10:26 AM (/1l9x)

49 9 The stairs of death? OH HELL NO.

Posted by: Jordan61 at September 15, 2021 10:20 AM (Ez6QX)

Online says no one has died from falling. I would add "yet..."

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 15, 2021 10:26 AM (ynpvh)

50 Yep. It looks like it blew a seal.
Posted by: 496 at September 15, 2021 10:22 AM


Hmmm ... sous vide a seal ... thanks for the idea!

Posted by: The Food Thread at September 15, 2021 10:26 AM (a3Q+t)

51 It had to be, an era of weird clothes, bad hair and gross food in the magazzines.

Posted by: CN...FJB at September 15, 2021 10:24 AM (ONvIw)


And bad room decor. Look up 'Interior Desecrations' by James Lileks on Amazon if you want to give your eyes a headache.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at September 15, 2021 10:26 AM (RS3IW)

52 The who's this are connected because they are both the (movie) children of John McClane. The chick was in the one with the cyber warfare and Timothy Olyphant and the beef-cake was in the last one in Russia at Chernobyl. Jai Courtney. Don't know the name of the woman without looking but also in Abraham Lincoln Vampire Slayer as Abe's wife.

Posted by: Synova at September 15, 2021 10:26 AM (BD/yx)

53 "Ackshually, it's only 65 billion, you silly little reichwinger!"

I have indeed seen a lot of left wingers argue the $85B figure doesn't include depreciation.

Posted by: 18-1 at September 15, 2021 10:27 AM (DpkTQ)

54 And bad room decor. Look up 'Interior Desecrations' by James Lileks on Amazon if you want to give your eyes a headache.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at September 15, 2021 10:26 AM (RS3IW)

I remember the 70s very well.

Posted by: CN...FJB at September 15, 2021 10:27 AM (ONvIw)

55 Mary Elizabeth Winstead makes me think of Mary Elizabeth Mastrontonio (name-wise, not appearance-wise).

And now I want to watch "The Abyss" again at some point when I have six hours to spare.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 15, 2021 10:27 AM (3p5uk)

56 Spam & macCheese would be good. As good as tuna fish & macCheese casserole? I don't know. At least they fried the spam first and added peas. Peas & macaroni are always good together.

Posted by: banana Dream at September 15, 2021 10:27 AM (GbGWf)

57 52 The who's this are connected because they are both the (movie) children of John McClane. The chick was in the one with the cyber warfare and Timothy Olyphant and the beef-cake was in the last one in Russia at Chernobyl. Jai Courtney. Don't know the name of the woman without looking but also in Abraham Lincoln Vampire Slayer as Abe's wife.
Posted by: Synova at September 15, 2021 10:26 AM (BD/yx)

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Winstead was in the opening scene of the Russia one (A Good Day to Die Hard). She never shares a scene with anyone other than Bruce Willis.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 15, 2021 10:27 AM (LvTSG)

58 Imma thinking Incas could have used handrails.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 15, 2021 10:27 AM (/MaDp)

59 41 Looking at the Spam and Mac Cheese casserole it is interesting that people ate crap like that back in the day and yet didn't get fat.

Posted by: 18-1 at September 15, 2021 10:25 AM (DpkTQ)

That's because they went out and played afterwards, not like today with all the cell phones and computer games.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 15, 2021 10:27 AM (ynpvh)

60 I lurv the who dis gal, but she's only in terrible movies, like the remake of the The Thing.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 15, 2021 10:27 AM (QU5/8)

61 Also, thanks for the bonus shirtless pic.

Posted by: Synova at September 15, 2021 10:27 AM (BD/yx)

62 Looking at the Spam and Mac Cheese casserole it is interesting that people ate crap like that back in the day and yet didn't get fat.
Posted by: 18-1 at September 15, 2021 10:25 AM (DpkTQ)


Wonder when enormous portions became a thing? I mean, a coke used to be a little 6oz bottle. McDonalds was one of their hamburgers and an order of fries was in a little bag - you've got to order that special now.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at September 15, 2021 10:28 AM (wAnMi)

63 And bad room decor. Look up 'Interior Desecrations' by James Lileks on Amazon if you want to give your eyes a headache.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at September 15, 2021 10:26 AM (RS3IW)
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What? C'mon, man. The 70s were awesome. Who doesn't want avocado green shag carpet, wood paneling and orange paint? In the same room, I mean.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 15, 2021 10:28 AM (3p5uk)

64 58 Imma thinking Incas could have used handrails.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 15, 2021 10:27 AM (/MaDp)

Incan test of coordination. Thins the herd.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 15, 2021 10:28 AM (ynpvh)

65 I like spam!

Posted by: Guzalot at September 15, 2021 10:28 AM (prSvo)

66 9 The stairs of death? OH HELL NO.


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Would pay good money to see Hillary glissade down those like she did in India or Thailand a few years back.

Posted by: 496 at September 15, 2021 10:28 AM (VJsqe)

67 The stairs of death? OH HELL NO.

Posted by: Jordan61 at September 15, 2021 10:20 AM (Ez6QX)

Online says no one has died from falling. I would add "yet..."
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia)

Because when they fall, they make them get up and "run over there " and say they died from running.

Posted by: JT at September 15, 2021 10:28 AM (arJlL)

68 I don't know her name, but she's McClain's daughter in Live Free or Die Hard and yes. Absolutely.

Posted by: squid_hunt at September 15, 2021 10:28 AM (Ectld)

69 Willowed: Anyone familiar with Rosti? (umlaut over the "o")

https://tinyurl.com/uv2xewnz

I like that guy's videos. Straight and to the point. I'm thinking I need to familiarize myself with this breakfast food.

"One massive hashbrown that's smuggling creamy mashed potatoes underneath its shell"
Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 15, 2021 10:20 AM


Oh, yes. As Zod might say, you will make this. You will make it now.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 15, 2021 10:28 AM (m+jkK)

70 How difficult would it be for the Taliban to get the necessary spare parts? Even for the ground vehicles like the MRAPS, how long are they going to last?


Chyna will have a parts supply chain up and running in a month.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 15, 2021 10:28 AM (OCTRt)

71 "I don't know how much of this is the DoD putting a happy face on a humiliating disaster"

I remarked to one of my buddies that the Taliban would be scrapping their ARs as soon as the found out about the field maintenance. I think the one thing they've kept that will be of valuable is the NODs. Even the HMMWVs are iffy substitutes for the cheap and plentiful Toyota Hi-Luxes

Posted by: f2000 at September 15, 2021 10:28 AM (jBy0X)

72 On the hardware left behind ( on purpose obviously )
The Pakistani who have a hand in Afghanistan certainly know how to work helicopters but selling them even if not working to China to copy them will pay off.

Posted by: Skip's Phone at September 15, 2021 10:28 AM (BC84A)

73 Stairs of Death - Time for a Biden state visit to Peru?

Posted by: zmdavid at September 15, 2021 10:28 AM (xqRaG)

74 55 Mary Elizabeth Winstead makes me think of Mary Elizabeth Mastrontonio (name-wise, not appearance-wise).

And now I want to watch "The Abyss" again at some point when I have six hours to spare.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 15, 2021 10:27 AM (3p5uk)

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It frustrates me because it's impossible to find a good copy of that. The DVDs are aged and simply don't look good. Cameron has been sitting on 4K restorations for literally years that he just needs to spend a single day to watch and approve, but he's making more Smurf movies instead.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 15, 2021 10:28 AM (LvTSG)

75 58 Imma thinking Incas could have used handrails.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 15, 2021 10:27 AM (/MaDp)

If this was in the US, they'd have to make it ADA compliant. That would be fun to watch.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 15, 2021 10:28 AM (ynpvh)

76 The color coordinated Mach I is a nice accessory.

Posted by: Oddbob at September 15, 2021 10:28 AM (nfrXX)

77 Yay, Gorilla Pundit!

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 15, 2021 10:28 AM (2JVJo)

78 Jeebus. I eat, and love, scrapple. But even I wouldn't eat that Spam casserole.

"Who could ask for more?"


No one would.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 15, 2021 10:29 AM (mD/uy)

79 I love Spam !

Posted by: JT at September 15, 2021 10:29 AM (arJlL)

80
Wonder when enormous portions became a thing? I mean, a coke used to be a little 6oz bottle. McDonalds was one of their hamburgers and an order of fries was in a little bag - you've got to order that special now.
Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at September 15, 2021 10:28 AM (wAnMi)

The "home of the whopper" made huge portions a thing.

Posted by: CN...FJB at September 15, 2021 10:29 AM (ONvIw)

81 70 How difficult would it be for the Taliban to get the necessary spare parts? Even for the ground vehicles like the MRAPS, how long are they going to last?


Chyna will have a parts supply chain up and running in a month.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 15, 2021 10:28 AM (OCTRt)

I'm sure China is more than happy to buy the 'copters and MRAPs.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 15, 2021 10:29 AM (ynpvh)

82 but he's making more Smurf movies instead.

Smurfette does Smurfyville?

Posted by: Obligatory at September 15, 2021 10:29 AM (DpkTQ)

83 The stairs of death? OH HELL NO.

Posted by: Jordan61 at September 15, 2021 10:20 AM (Ez6QX)

Online says no one has died from falling. I would add "yet..."
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia)

Because when they fall, they make them get up and "run over there " and say they died from running.
Posted by: JT at September 15, 2021 10:28 AM (arJlL)


They died of COVID!

Posted by: CDC at September 15, 2021 10:29 AM (AiZBA)

84 Peas? Really? Peas?

Posted by: Eromero at September 15, 2021 10:29 AM (0OP+5)

85 "Timothy Olyphant"

That guy was great opposite Willis.

Posted by: squid_hunt at September 15, 2021 10:30 AM (Ectld)

86 Tonypete

You can have my scrapple.

Posted by: JT at September 15, 2021 10:30 AM (arJlL)

87 Huh. I never even knew there was a 5th Die Hard. Is it any good? (I hated the 4th.)

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at September 15, 2021 10:30 AM (dfRN6)

88 It frustrates me because it's impossible to find a good copy of that. The DVDs are aged and simply don't look good. Cameron has been sitting on 4K restorations for literally years that he just needs to spend a single day to watch and approve, but he's making more Smurf movies instead.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 15, 2021 10:28 AM (LvTSG)
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That's a bummer. That movie would justify the work to do a 4K re-acquisition and remaster. Those space smurfs are an unfortunate distraction.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 15, 2021 10:30 AM (3p5uk)

89 Get a meal at a restaurant and they gave enough food for two adults.

By a meal for two at the grocery store and it might fill up one person.

Posted by: 18-1 at September 15, 2021 10:30 AM (DpkTQ)

90 Dude plays a good bad guy.

Posted by: Just a side note at September 15, 2021 10:30 AM (2DOZq)

91 This is not a fun comment to write, but honestly my wife asked last night "how many people do you think know about this?" My work deals a lot with global markets; we'd been talking about movies, and she was straight up "no way, nah-uh" about the Chinese film market overtaking Hollywood. A light bulb went off and I realized she was thinking of China as 1990 Beijing.
The Chinese leadership is seriously evil. Our leadership is evil, degenerate, and incompetent. Now, this footage is not all of China; it is not even most of China. And the Chinese and their culture have some serious defects. But you are not going to find ANYWHERE in the US like this anymore, and very few places like it in the West in general as we are buried under bums, crime, woke bullshit, and inept self-serving totalitarianism clumsily wrapped in COVID excuses.

https://tinyurl.com/5tny8746
https://tinyurl.com/j4bppk5t

It's infuriating watching their lives get so much better while ours have been steadily going to shit since LBJ. They're as far removed now from getting run over by tanks as we were from the '68 riots in 2000; you can no longer deny the magnitude of our decline these last couple of decades.

Posted by: somedood at September 15, 2021 10:31 AM (s3j76)

92 I wonder what the old hatchet faced bint payed for her silly ass "ERA" dress.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 15, 2021 10:26 AM (/1l9x)


Who is she? I've seen the dress but not who she is.

Posted by: Jordan61 at September 15, 2021 10:31 AM (Ez6QX)

93 What? C'mon, man. The 70s were awesome. Who doesn't want avocado green shag carpet, wood paneling and orange paint? In the same room, I mean.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 15, 2021 10:28 AM (3p5uk)

When I got my first place, I tried to make it look like a head-shop.

Posted by: BignJames at September 15, 2021 10:31 AM (AwYPR)

94 Huh. I never even knew there was a 5th Die Hard. Is it any good? (I hated the 4th.)
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at September 15, 2021 10:30 AM (dfRN6)
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No, it wasn't.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 15, 2021 10:31 AM (3p5uk)

95 How difficult would it be for the Taliban to get the necessary spare parts? Even for the ground vehicles like the MRAPS, how long are they going to last?


Chyna will have a parts supply chain up and running in a month.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 15, 2021 10:28 AM (OCTRt)

I'm sure China is more than happy to buy the 'copters and MRAPs.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 15, 2021 10:29 AM


A bunch of the stuff biden left behind has been photographed in Iran.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at September 15, 2021 10:31 AM (JUOKG)

96 Mrs VIA puts diced spam into her fried rice.

I love it.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at September 15, 2021 10:31 AM (3D/fK)

97 88 That's a bummer. That movie would justify the work to do a 4K re-acquisition and remaster. Those space smurfs are an unfortunate distraction.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 15, 2021 10:30 AM (3p5uk)

========

It's the same with True Lies, too.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 15, 2021 10:31 AM (LvTSG)

98 "how to work helicopters but selling them even if not working to China to copy them will pay off."

I highly doubt there are any aircraft in AFG that China couldn't have bought through a third party a dozen years ago to reverse engineer if they wanted to.

Posted by: f2000 at September 15, 2021 10:31 AM (jBy0X)

99 The Afghans won't use the advanced equipment themselves, they'll sell it to our more modern enemies who can maintain it.

Posted by: zmdavid at September 15, 2021 10:31 AM (xqRaG)

100 "Those space smurfs are an unfortunate distraction."

I would have said abomination.

Posted by: squid_hunt at September 15, 2021 10:31 AM (Ectld)

101 Checkerboard food for the win!

Posted by: JuJuBee at September 15, 2021 10:32 AM (Y0dLt)

102 The hip 70s choices for appliances were avocado green, burnt orange, harvest gold and some sort of brown.

Posted by: CN...FJB at September 15, 2021 10:32 AM (ONvIw)

103 In a few months we'll be supplying the taliban with parts and advisors in their fight against ______.

Posted by: MJ at September 15, 2021 10:32 AM (zwDuR)

104 Ms. Who Dat is hereby declared an Honorary Redhead?

Whyzat, you ask?

Easy. She, too, is a Stealer of Souls. *wisftul sigh*


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at September 15, 2021 10:32 AM (QzJWU)

105 The stairs of death. More like the super happy fun slide of death.

Posted by: Corona at September 15, 2021 10:32 AM (nakGR)

106 Mmmmmmmm.....Spam

Posted by: Jak Sucio at September 15, 2021 10:32 AM (FPtms)

107 Food prices are the highest in 50 years, adjusted for inflation.

No mean tweets though.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at September 15, 2021 10:32 AM (GQ5VU)

108 94 Huh. I never even knew there was a 5th Die Hard. Is it any good? (I hated the 4th.)
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at September 15, 2021 10:30 AM (dfRN6)
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No, it wasn't.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 15, 2021 10:31 AM (3p5uk)

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The fifth is tone deaf, determined to create a new action hero in Jai Courtney (it doesn't work), and is filmed awfully from the man who brought us the Max Payne movie.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 15, 2021 10:32 AM (LvTSG)

109 And for awhile machines that stop running become parts for replacement.

Posted by: Skip's Phone at September 15, 2021 10:32 AM (BC84A)

110 Imma thinking Incas could have used handrails.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 15, 2021 10:27 AM (/MaDp)

If this was in the US, they'd have to make it ADA compliant. That would be fun to watch.
Posted by: jim


Top to bottom in 3.2 seconds.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 15, 2021 10:33 AM (OCTRt)

111 The helicopters are the most expensive item, but the ability of the Taliban to operate and maintain them without outside help is modest,

You'll note that he said without outside help...

Posted by: Germany at September 15, 2021 10:33 AM (9Fwwf)

112 53 "Ackshually, it's only 65 billion, you silly little reichwinger!"

I have indeed seen a lot of left wingers argue the $85B figure doesn't include depreciation.

Posted by: 18-1 at September 15, 2021 10:27 AM (DpkTQ)

That's today's inflation adjusted pricing.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 15, 2021 10:33 AM (ynpvh)

113 For all of you who think that the Taliban won't be able to keep the US equipment maintained and operational; remember the Iranians are still operating F-4s and F-14s purchased by the Shah.

Posted by: Archer at September 15, 2021 10:33 AM (gmo/4)

114
11 "How difficult would it be for the Taliban to get the necessary spare parts?"

I'm sure the CCP will be reverse engineering the parts for them.(Unless Milley already handed over the blueprints)
Posted by: Bonnie Blue no longer gives a shit at September 15, 2021 10:20 AM

Don't need prints. Chinese have reverse engineered any automotive parts they wanted, including low volume stuff like Raptor and GT500

Posted by: Clutch at September 15, 2021 10:33 AM (9UmRs)

115 and is filmed awfully from the man who brought us the Max Payne movie.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 15, 2021 10:32 AM (LvTSG)

Major Payne >>>>>!!!! Max Payne

Posted by: Just a side note at September 15, 2021 10:33 AM (2DOZq)

116 Retro is very much in style. It's mainly mid century, but 70s Kitsch is also a thing.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at September 15, 2021 10:33 AM (GQ5VU)

117 One of my favorite comfort foods is Glory Butter Beans on top of rice topped with Chow Chow. Its real healthy, trust me.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 15, 2021 10:33 AM (/MaDp)

118 Do they still make Spam singles?

Posted by: 496 at September 15, 2021 10:34 AM (VJsqe)

119 I left a banana peel on the Stairs of Death.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at September 15, 2021 10:34 AM (vuisn)

120 Man...those people with the tattoos.

I just DO NOT get it.

Posted by: Brunnhilde at September 15, 2021 10:34 AM (aW5/6)

121 It's infuriating watching their lives get so much better while ours have been steadily going to shit since LBJ

I point people to a lot of the old TV shows. Sure, they were fiction, but notice one one wage earner supporting a family full of kids, with a house, is considered completely normal?

We had that and threw it all away...

Posted by: 18-1 at September 15, 2021 10:34 AM (DpkTQ)

122 In a few months we'll be supplying the taliban with parts and advisors in their fight against ______.

Posted by: MJ


The US. Who else?

Posted by: rickb223 at September 15, 2021 10:34 AM (OCTRt)

123 Smurfette does Smurfyville?
Posted by: Obligatory

She was the only pink one in a sea of blue.

It was part of the gig for her I think.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 15, 2021 10:34 AM (mD/uy)

124 " a lot of left wingers argue the $85B figure doesn't include depreciation."

The only reason you do this is because you need to distract the discussion from the very painfully obvious abuse of power it demonstrates.

Posted by: squid_hunt at September 15, 2021 10:34 AM (Ectld)

125 Reverse engineered Blackhawk parts will start showing up at Harbor Freight.

Posted by: BluesFish at September 15, 2021 10:25 AM (kPJ/p)

-----'

Good for one DIY flight.

Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at September 15, 2021 10:35 AM (Haj96)

126 More like the super happy fun slide of death.
Posted by: Corona at September 15, 2021 10:32 AM


Do not taunt Super Happy Fun Slide of Death.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 15, 2021 10:35 AM (m+jkK)

127 Retro is very much in style. It's mainly mid century, but 70s Kitsch is also a thing.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at September 15, 2021 10:33 AM (GQ5VU)
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Which is a bummer. I love mid-century furniture, but it is no longer affordable. It used to be. It was just old, well-made stuff and you could get it without climbing to the top of Mt. Money and tunneling your way back down. Not anymore.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 15, 2021 10:35 AM (3p5uk)

128 116 Retro is very much in style. It's mainly mid century, but 70s Kitsch is also a thing.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at September 15, 2021 10:33 AM (GQ5VU)

I can tolerate MCM, but 70s? Just say NO!

Posted by: CN...FJB at September 15, 2021 10:35 AM (ONvIw)

129 The value of our military equipment left behind is grossly understated for reasons beyond practical military use. Irrespective of how much was "disabled", a lot of that equipment is being shipped out for reverse engineering by enemies like China. It's also being studied for weaknesses. One "advantage" of war is the knowledge gained in producing things like an MRAP. It becomes engineered to defeat likely battlefield threats, which is invaluable to survival. We've now given away all that experience and technology to the enemy. Ditto some of the systems left behind for explosive detection. The enemy will now study that to defeat the system and create their own versions. I give the Chinese a year or so before they're selling their own version of our MRAP/systems to hostile nations, maybe even people we sell them to today...

Posted by: Marcus T at September 15, 2021 10:35 AM (VpIIl)

130 One of my favorite comfort foods is Glory Butter Beans on top of rice topped with Chow Chow. Its real healthy, trust me.
Posted by: Puddin Head at September 15, 2021 10:33 AM (/MaDp)


Mmmmm. Chow Chow.

Posted by: Preznit Pantload at September 15, 2021 10:35 AM (AiZBA)

131 It frustrates me because it's impossible to find a good copy of that. The DVDs are aged and simply don't look good. Cameron has been sitting on 4K restorations for literally years that he just needs to spend a single day to watch and approve, but he's making more Smurf movies instead.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 15, 2021 10:28 AM (LvTSG)

Cameron has a weird relationship with The Abyss. Don't know the story there. It was one of the last big movies to get an anamorphic transfer back in the DVD age.

Posted by: Grudge Harbor at September 15, 2021 10:35 AM (uhPTO)

132 "We had that and threw it all away..."

But we got tranny olympian gold medalists.

Posted by: squid_hunt at September 15, 2021 10:35 AM (Ectld)

133 Winstead was in the opening scene of the Russia one (A Good Day to Die Hard). She never shares a scene with anyone other than Bruce Willis.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 15, 2021 10:27 AM (LvTSG)

I thought they were all three of them in the end credits getting out of a car and walking across the tarmac but maybe that's my imagination. But yes, she's briefly in the beginning of a Good Day to Die Hard. Her movie was Live Free or Die Hard.

Posted by: Synova at September 15, 2021 10:35 AM (BD/yx)

134 58 Imma thinking Incas could have used handrails.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 15, 2021 10:27 AM (/MaDp)


Showed the pic to Mrs. Muse who immediately said "those look like the stairs Frodo and Sam had to climb to get into Mordor".

Cirith Ungol, if memory serves.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at September 15, 2021 10:35 AM (RS3IW)

135 >>> There will be money sluicing around for *years* as a result of this. Tax money and debt going to the military manufacturers for new equipment. Chinese, Russian and Iranian money going to the Taliban for the equipment. American money sent to the Afghanistan for "international aid" that will flow to NGOs and military contractors to maintain the equipment that the Taliban keeps.

It's going to be a lot like the crazy arms dealing and money spigots and corruption that happened with the fall of the USSR, albeit at a smaller scale. We're going to pay four times by my reckoning. First, for the stuff in the first place. Second, through "international aid." Third, to replace the stuff. Fourth, in non-monetary terms when it is used for intelligence purposes by our enemies.

Awesome. Top-flight work.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 15, 2021 10:24 AM (3p5uk)


We are ruled by Emanual Zorg.

I've never seen a character in the movies that better encapsulates the powers that control this world. Pulling the strings behind everything, feeding on the chaos and destruction that they have spawned, and are in the service of an ancient maddening evil.

Posted by: banana Dream at September 15, 2021 10:35 AM (GbGWf)

136 Spam is only good in a casserole if fried to crispness and blackened on both sides. Actually, that's the only way Spam is good.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at September 15, 2021 10:36 AM (C1Lsn)

137 4 most recent approval polls all show Bidet under water.

Now you'd think the GOP would smell blood in the water and go on the attack. Instead they're negotiating endless infrastructure bills with him and approving all his nominees.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at September 15, 2021 10:36 AM (GQ5VU)

138 I'd eat that spam casserole.

Posted by: gp Would Like To Speak To A Manager at September 15, 2021 10:36 AM (qpX6U)

139 Most unbelievable part of Jack Reacher flick is thatTom Cruise could kick Jai White's ass.

Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at September 15, 2021 10:36 AM (oWBc3)

140 I point people to a lot of the old TV shows. Sure, they were fiction, but notice one one wage earner supporting a family full of kids, with a house, is considered completely normal?

We had that and threw gave it all away to Asia thanks to insane trade policies and equally-insane domestic social policies...
Posted by: 18-1 at September 15, 2021 10:34 AM (DpkTQ)
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FIFY

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 15, 2021 10:36 AM (3p5uk)

141 Originally: We didn't leave the Taliban any equipment

Later: Ok, find we left them some stuff but nothing important

Now: When you factor in depreciation and expiring extended warranties we totally didn't leave $85B in equipment.

Posted by: 18-1 at September 15, 2021 10:36 AM (DpkTQ)

142 131 Cameron has a weird relationship with The Abyss. Don't know the story there. It was one of the last big movies to get an anamorphic transfer back in the DVD age.
Posted by: Grudge Harbor at September 15, 2021 10:35 AM (uhPTO)

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Up until Avatar, it seemed to be the one movie he was most proud of. It's his most preachy and everything.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 15, 2021 10:36 AM (LvTSG)

143 From prior discussion with members of the clan deployed to Iraq and A-stan, maintenance procedures and scheds are a bear for muslims to follow without constant supervision.

Much of what was left is unavoidably high maintenance. Long term usefulness will be a BIG issue.

Posted by: irongrampa at September 15, 2021 10:36 AM (KATBx)

144 74 55 Mary Elizabeth Winstead makes me think of Mary Elizabeth Mastrontonio (name-wise, not appearance-wise).

Mary Elizabeth Mastrontonio makes me think of Scarface, and Scarface makes me think of Giorgio Moroder soundtracks.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at September 15, 2021 10:36 AM (vuisn)

145 I would rather have the takiban dependent on the USA for spare parts than going begging to the Chinese for their military equipment
The talibsn or their decendants will be like the Vietnamese looking for allies against their big bad neighbor China in the long game
But that is like checkers and chess better to collect political points now on Bad Joe Biden let others pay later

Posted by: Kurt at September 15, 2021 10:36 AM (MwJSZ)

146 133 I thought they were all three of them in the end credits getting out of a car and walking across the tarmac but maybe that's my imagination. But yes, she's briefly in the beginning of a Good Day to Die Hard. Her movie was Live Free or Die Hard.
Posted by: Synova at September 15, 2021 10:35 AM (BD/yx)

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Maybe. I have tried to forget the film, to be fair.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 15, 2021 10:37 AM (LvTSG)

147 I like the first Jack Reacher. Second was stilted and a little over the top with the girl power.

Posted by: squid_hunt at September 15, 2021 10:37 AM (Ectld)

148 140 I point people to a lot of the old TV shows. Sure, they were fiction, but notice one one wage earner supporting a family full of kids, with a house, is considered completely normal?

We had that and threw gave it all away to Asia thanks to insane trade policies and equally-insane domestic social policies...
Posted by: 18-1 at September 15, 2021 10:34 AM (DpkTQ)

___

Don't forget us!!

Posted by: Radical Feminists at September 15, 2021 10:37 AM (GQ5VU)

149 For all of you who think that the Taliban won't be able to keep the US equipment maintained and operational; remember the Iranians are still operating F-4s and F-14s purchased by the Shah.
Posted by: Archer


If they can build centrifuges to purify uranium, they can reverse engineer jet plane parts.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 15, 2021 10:37 AM (OCTRt)

150 The number of ARs allegedly left is almost double the number of the previous Afghan military and police personnel. Seems like someone was running guns.

Posted by: Just a side note at September 15, 2021 10:37 AM (2DOZq)

151 And she's climbing the stairway of de-e-eath.

Posted by: Robert Plant at September 15, 2021 10:37 AM (XHhHI)

152 For all of you who think that the Taliban won't be able to keep the US equipment maintained and operational; remember the Iranians are still operating F-4s and F-14s purchased by the Shah.

Posted by: Archer at September 15, 2021 10:33 AM


Fairly certain they are not keeping them flying by themselves, they have outside assistance. They couldn't get any of them off the ground back in 87-88 when we were blowing up all of their stuff.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at September 15, 2021 10:38 AM (JUOKG)

153 Spam, potatoes and onions in a frying pan browned up is good living for poor folks - we ate it a lot in the day.

Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at September 15, 2021 10:38 AM (oWBc3)

154 Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 15, 2021 10:35 AM (3p5uk)

Kid2 loves Georges Nakashima furniture and MCM stuff. Ended up making a fabulous Nakashima style table at home, as it was unaffordable. Did a great job. I supplied the MCM artwork from auctions.

Posted by: CN...FJB at September 15, 2021 10:38 AM (ONvIw)

155 No we aren't going to have to replace most if that crap we left behind remember most of already GIVEN to what we used to be called the Afghan army

Posted by: Kurt at September 15, 2021 10:38 AM (MwJSZ)

156 Interestingly, those stairs are proof that the Incas and ancient Japanese traded across the Pacific.

They are an almost exact duplicate for -

Huayna Pikachu - The Stairs of Cuteness

Posted by: naturalfake at September 15, 2021 10:38 AM (Xo5lP)

157 The number of ARs allegedly left is almost double the number of the previous Afghan military and police personnel. Seems like someone was running guns.

Posted by: Just a side note at September 15, 2021 10:37 AM


CIA most likely, all part of the plan.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at September 15, 2021 10:39 AM (JUOKG)

158 After seeing that picture of spamac, the Dead Sea wrote to say "too salty".

Posted by: pep at September 15, 2021 10:39 AM (ZsR3z)

159 An time you write something like "The Taliban will have to do this" scratch out Taliban and replace it with China. It is China that will maintain all that military hardware, it is China that will dictate foreign policy for Afghanistan, and so on.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at September 15, 2021 10:39 AM (GQ5VU)

160 The number of ARs allegedly left is almost double the number of the previous Afghan military and police personnel. Seems like someone was running guns.
Posted by: Just a side note


Did our guys bring their shit home, or did they leave it too?

Posted by: rickb223 at September 15, 2021 10:39 AM (OCTRt)

161 Oh lordy. That casserole. The only thing that would make it worse is if it had crumbled potato chips on top.

Posted by: bluebell at September 15, 2021 10:39 AM (wyw4S)

162 It's infuriating watching their lives get so much better while ours have been steadily going to shit since LBJ. They're as far removed now from getting run over by tanks as we were from the '68 riots in 2000; you can no longer deny the magnitude of our decline these last couple of decades.
Posted by: somedood at September 15, 2021 10:31 AM (s3j76)


My business partner is in a VC firm, and went to China a couple of years ago to check out some business opportunities and view a manufacturing plant. He couldn't say enough about it. Everything is new, clean and shiny. It goes on and on and on. Probably how some felt about Manhattan in the 50's - at least parts. Just like it's hard to believe how clean and beautiful SF was as recently as the 70's.

I think yesterday's "election" [cough, cough] really drove the last nail. I gotta get out of here and enjoy my last days somewhere semi-sane. Somewhere I can ignore the inevitable to some degree.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at September 15, 2021 10:39 AM (wAnMi)

163 It was part of the gig for her I think.

One of the ideas glossed over in All You Zombies/Predestination is that the government was hiring "female companions" for long term astronaut trips.

What a different world the past was...and what a different view of the future it had.

Posted by: 18-1 at September 15, 2021 10:39 AM (DpkTQ)

164 What? C'mon, man. The 70s were awesome. Who doesn't want avocado green shag carpet, wood paneling and orange paint? In the same room, I mean.

Posted by: Joe Mannix

And braless women in peasant blouses and hot pants. Who wanted to mix it up pretty much as you did.

Good times, good times.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 15, 2021 10:39 AM (mD/uy)

165 The $85 billion price tag is, of course, nothing to sneeze at

Yeah, but it loses 25% the instant it goes off the showroom floor.

Posted by: The White House at September 15, 2021 10:39 AM (vOGqy)

166 First tanks captured in WWII were sent to Aberdeen to be shot full of holes to see where they were vulnerable

Posted by: Skip's Phone at September 15, 2021 10:39 AM (BC84A)

167 Stairs of Death

I don't even like the descent to the Delicate Arch in UT. No way, man.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 15, 2021 10:39 AM (Bmy3R)

168 I like butter beans.

And I guess you are talking about cities in China? I don't like cities at all. But I have been looking at videos like this, with parts of the US where there are no bums at all:

https://youtu.be/cnr8vVWULX0

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at September 15, 2021 10:40 AM (5HBd1)

169 Kid2 loves Georges Nakashima furniture and MCM stuff. Ended up making a fabulous Nakashima style table at home, as it was unaffordable. Did a great job. I supplied the MCM artwork from auctions.
Posted by: CN...FJB at September 15, 2021 10:38 AM (ONvIw)
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Nice. If I had limitless funds, I would own the entire "Declaration" product line from Drexler (designed by Kipp Stewart and Stewart MacDougall). As it stands, only my bedroom has it, but I do have three pieces. There probably won't be any more, sadly.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 15, 2021 10:40 AM (3p5uk)

170 Just like they put the happy face on the "professional" and courteous Taliban (whom they rescued several dozen thousand of normal Afghanis from for "humanitarian reasons")

Posted by: Axeman at September 15, 2021 10:40 AM (XHhHI)

171 Are those real books in that Babylon Bee screenshot? The GayBCs and Antiracist Baby? Please say no.

Posted by: Jordan61 at September 15, 2021 10:40 AM (Ez6QX)

172 Crumbled potato chips are great on tuna sammiches.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 15, 2021 10:40 AM (Bmy3R)

173 Kurt thinks the Afghans have something in common with the Vietnamese, he's special, in the way Southern people use the word.

Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at September 15, 2021 10:40 AM (oWBc3)

174 CIA most likely, all part of the plan.
Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at September 15, 2021 10:39 AM (JUOKG)

If you don't like it, build your own tax funded clandestine tradecraft wetwork agency!

Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 15, 2021 10:41 AM (RHfRB)

175 Now, this footage is not all of China; it is not even most of China. And the Chinese and their culture have some serious defects. But you are not going to find ANYWHERE in the US like this anymore, and very few places like it in the West in general as we are buried under bums, crime, woke bullshit, and inept self-serving totalitarianism clumsily wrapped in COVID excuses.

https://tinyurl.com/5tny8746
https://tinyurl.com/j4bppk5t

Posted by: somedood at September 15, 2021 10:31 AM (s3j76)


The reason for this is simple: There are no Chinese cities run by Democrats.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at September 15, 2021 10:41 AM (RS3IW)

176 they can build centrifuges to purify uranium, they can reverse engineer jet plane parts.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 15, 2021 10:37 AM (OCTRt)

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I don't think they built them, like the good little capitalists they are, they bought the centrifuges on the open market.

Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at September 15, 2021 10:41 AM (Haj96)

177 Ah...Hot Pants!

They need to make a come back.

Posted by: naturalfake at September 15, 2021 10:41 AM (Xo5lP)

178 Oh lordy. That casserole. The only thing that would make it worse is if it had crumbled potato chips on top.
Posted by: bluebell at September 15, 2021 10:39 AM (wyw4S)


[scribbles furiously]

Posted by: Lays Potato Chips & Petroleum Products at September 15, 2021 10:41 AM (wAnMi)

179 I've seen the enemy in AFG operating rifles that most of us would call C&R pieces. Pretty sure they will keep some of the small arms functioning. UH-60's, MH6's and MaxxPro's, not so much...

Posted by: Marcus T at September 15, 2021 10:41 AM (VpIIl)

180 171 Are those real books in that Babylon Bee screenshot? The GayBCs and Antiracist Baby? Please say no.
Posted by: Jordan61 at September 15, 2021 10:40 AM (Ez6QX)

Those books most definitely exist.

Alas.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric (iPad) at September 15, 2021 10:41 AM (TDj17)

181 174 CIA most likely, all part of the plan.
Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at September 15, 2021 10:39 AM (JUOKG)

If you don't like it, build your own tax funded clandestine tradecraft wetwork agency!
Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 15, 2021 10:41 AM (RHfRB)

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Okay.

*buys distillery in Kentucky as front operation*

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 15, 2021 10:41 AM (LvTSG)

182 Prayers for the horde

Posted by: Bill Clinton at September 15, 2021 10:41 AM (oEn12)

183 Oh lordy. That casserole. The only thing that would make it worse is if it had crumbled potato chips on top.
Posted by: bluebell at September 15, 2021 10:39 AM (wyw4S)
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What about cicadas?

Posted by: Axeman at September 15, 2021 10:41 AM (XHhHI)

184 The abyss reminded me too much of Crichton's Sphere which I think preceded it. I doubt Cameron's that great of a writer.

The movie for Shere wasn't great. The ending sucked because it's nothing like the book. From the book, at the last part, you realize that the chick kept the power and all of humanity is now screwed.

Posted by: banana Dream at September 15, 2021 10:41 AM (GbGWf)

185 In a few months we'll be supplying the taliban with parts and advisors in their fight against ______.

Posted by: MJ at September 15, 2021 10:32 AM (zwDuR)
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Us.

Posted by: bluebell at September 15, 2021 10:41 AM (wyw4S)

186 Duchamp's "Nude Descending a Staircase" was inspired by the Stairs of Death.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at September 15, 2021 10:42 AM (vuisn)

187 In China everything looks shiny. Because they just covered the old stuff in cheap chromium-colored paint.

Posted by: 18-1 at September 15, 2021 10:42 AM (DpkTQ)

188 Kurt thinks the Afghans have something in common with the Vietnamese, he's special, in the way Southern people use the word.
Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks



Well bless his heart.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 15, 2021 10:42 AM (OCTRt)

189 171 Are those real books in that Babylon Bee screenshot? The GayBCs and Antiracist Baby? Please say no.

Posted by: Jordan61 at September 15, 2021 10:40 AM (Ez6QX)


Antiracist Baby is real, so I would guess the other one is, too.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at September 15, 2021 10:42 AM (RS3IW)

190 Kurt thinks the Afghans have something in common with the Vietnamese, he's special, in the way Southern people use the word.

Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at September 15, 2021 10:40 AM (oWBc3)

Like "bless his heart" ?

Posted by: BignJames at September 15, 2021 10:42 AM (AwYPR)

191 In a few months we'll be supplying the taliban with parts and advisors in their fight against ______.

Ooh, ooh! I know this one! Right Wing Insurrectionists!

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 15, 2021 10:42 AM (Bmy3R)

192 Now: When you factor in depreciation and expiring extended warranties we totally didn't leave $85B in equipment.
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I saw Leftist twatters arguing that it was only worth $50-billion so that meant righties were wrong and could be ignored.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at September 15, 2021 10:42 AM (UHVv4)

193 Are those real books in that Babylon Bee screenshot? The GayBCs and Antiracist Baby? Please say no.
Posted by: Jordan61 at September 15, 2021 10:40 AM (Ez6QX)


https://tinyurl.com/4j4hrtnz

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at September 15, 2021 10:42 AM (wAnMi)

194 >>> Oh lordy. That casserole. The only thing that would make it worse is if it had crumbled potato chips on top.
Posted by: bluebell at September 15, 2021 10:39 AM (wyw4S)

[scribbles furiously]
Posted by: Lays Potato Chips & Petroleum Products at September 15, 2021 10:41 AM (wAnMi)


People use potato chips as a substitute for instant potatoes and they say it is really good for mashed potatos.

Posted by: banana Dream at September 15, 2021 10:42 AM (GbGWf)

195 Oh lordy. That casserole. The only thing that would make it worse is if it had crumbled potato chips on top.
Posted by: bluebell at September 15, 2021 10:39 AM (wyw4S)

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Regular chips, you're right. But how about some salt & vinegar chips? Might add some nice snap to it.

Posted by: 496 at September 15, 2021 10:43 AM (VJsqe)

196 But you are not going to find ANYWHERE in the US like this anymore, and very few places like it in the West in general as we are buried under bums, crime, woke bullshit, and inept self-serving totalitarianism clumsily wrapped in COVID excuses.

Your Welcome!

Posted by: The Democrat Party, Just Getting Started! at September 15, 2021 10:43 AM (/1l9x)

197 The article about the bus driver shortage in Massachusetts did not mention a cause until the final paragraphs, and then it said the "likely cause" was the vaccine mandate. I hate the media.

Posted by: Ordinary American at September 15, 2021 10:43 AM (DH2LB)

198 They're right about the maintenance and fuel being detriments for the Taliban having been handed our military by Grandpa Dementia the Traitor, but not the point. Anything useful China can get from them, they will.

I wonder, tinfoil hat time, if Milley is being thrown to the wolves to keep him from spilling on either the withdrawal and/or the Junta's theft of the election? Milly is shit either way, but I can't see "journalism" doing this unless they (the Left) benefit in some way. WHAT that way is -- that's what I can't see.

Posted by: acethepug at September 15, 2021 10:43 AM (qPKAe)

199 The reason for this is simple: There are no Chinese cities run by Democrats.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at September 15, 2021 10:41 AM (RS3IW)
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Xi would flat out shoot Governor Hair.

Posted by: Axeman at September 15, 2021 10:43 AM (XHhHI)

200 118 Do they still make Spam singles?

Posted by: 496 at September 15, 2021 10:34 AM (VJsqe)

I'm sure there's a market for it for the...blade challenged.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 15, 2021 10:43 AM (ynpvh)

201 My business partner is in a VC firm, and went to China a couple of years ago to check out some business opportunities and view a manufacturing plant. He couldn't say enough about it. Everything is new, clean and shiny. It goes on and on and on. Probably how some felt about Manhattan in the 50's - at least parts. ...
Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at September 15, 2021 10:39 AM (wAnMi)
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That is a big part of it. It is *new.* That initial investment pays huge dividends. New roads where there weren't roads. New buildings where there weren't buildings. New trains where there weren't trains. It is all awesome and high-tech (adjusting for what "high-tech" means for the era) and shiny and new.

It's when the infrastructure starts to age that things change. Replacing it maintains where you are, but doesn't grow much. You have to maintain it, but you don't do massive new builds because the ROI isn't there. It's one of the reasons infrastructure ages and gets a bit down-at-the-heels.

But the newness of China doesn't change the fact that we enabled it all.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 15, 2021 10:43 AM (3p5uk)

202 What about cicadas?
Posted by: Axeman at September 15, 2021 10:41 AM (XHhHI)
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Yes, that would be disgusting, but I meant from a health perspective. The cicadas would be healthier than the chips. Crunchier too.

Posted by: bluebell at September 15, 2021 10:43 AM (wyw4S)

203 You have to remember for every shiny new city in Chyna there are 100 decrepit villages, without running water.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at September 15, 2021 10:43 AM (GQ5VU)

204 You know what? I give zero fucks about whether the equipment is a long term Taliban asset. The shit will be there standing out like a sore thumb as a reminder of the biggest, most embarrassing fucktard fuckup in American history. A monument to the stupidity of the American population. Wear it proudly imbeciles.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at September 15, 2021 10:44 AM (o2MD2)

205 I have bad news for you. There is a correlation between the economy and women's hemlines. Good economy = short. Bad economy = long. And I think it does apply to pants and shorts.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at September 15, 2021 10:44 AM (5HBd1)

206 91.

thanks for that post and the links. It's interesting that the comments with the you tube videos are gushing with praise for these Chinese cities, which to me, look very Disneyland. Quite Vegas like in their design. Regardless, you cannot dispute the fact that their are many young people out and about, in fact that looks to be the majority. Also notice the homogenous population. Those gushing over the videos might not have noticed there are no white, black, or ethnic non chinese walking around. It's amazing how people can be dazzled by neon lights and clean shiny floors, and not notice the obvious.

Posted by: Jen the original at September 15, 2021 10:44 AM (YVY/O)

207 125 Reverse engineered Blackhawk parts will start showing up at Harbor Freight.

Posted by: BluesFish at September 15, 2021 10:25 AM (kPJ/p)

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Good for one DIY flight.

Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at September 15, 2021 10:35 AM (Haj96)

One way?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 15, 2021 10:44 AM (ynpvh)

208 Who is socking the Dunce?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at September 15, 2021 10:44 AM (yQpMk)

209 Ah...Hot Pants!

They need to make a come back.

Posted by: naturalfake at September 15, 2021 10:41 AM (Xo5lP)

You imagine lululemons.

You'll get luluwatermellons.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 15, 2021 10:44 AM (RHfRB)

210
I like macaroni and cheese. I like Spam. I do not think I'd like macaroni, cheese and Spam casserole.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 15, 2021 10:44 AM (PZ9P9)

211 Hot pants need to make a come back.

Posted by: naturalfake at September 15, 2021 10:41 AM (Xo5lP)

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Word!

Posted by: Zombie Liberace at September 15, 2021 10:44 AM (Haj96)

212 Remember the Taliban's tactics didn't include most of this stuff. If they came up against us using it, we would smokecheck every last one of the smellies. It's the small arms and mortars, if they can obtain ordnance, that will be most useful to them

Posted by: Marcus T at September 15, 2021 10:44 AM (VpIIl)

213 How difficult would it be for the Taliban to get the necessary spare parts? Even for the ground vehicles like the MRAPS, how long are they going to last?


Hurry in to Watto's Spare Parts Emporium!

Posted by: Count de Monet, unvaccinated Kulak-American at September 15, 2021 10:44 AM (4I/2K)

214 Most unbelievable part of Jack Reacher flick is thatTom Cruise could kick Jai White's ass.
Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks

That; and Reacher's 6'5" and Cruise is 4'7" (with lifts)

Posted by: JT at September 15, 2021 10:44 AM (arJlL)

215 If you expand the pic for the stairway of death, you can see a pile of bodies at the bottom. My bad. It's just Large Marge.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at September 15, 2021 10:45 AM (FPtms)

216 The Kraft macaroni and cheese/spam casserole gives me just the opening I was hoping for! Here in Canada, we call mac and cheese "Kraft dinner", or KD, as it's been marketed in recent years. Kraft dinner Canada has come out with some kicky new flavour packets to add to your Kraft dinner: several of them make sense, like Jalapeno and Ghost Pepper (haven't seen that one in stores yet). But they have a truly disgusting one: Cotton Candy. If you don't believe me, here's a link: https://tinyurl.com/2hub4eae

Needless to say, I will NOT be trying this one out. I will try the Butter Chicken, one, though; that one sounds good. Is there anything like this in the US, or it just us coo-coo Canadians?

Posted by: Dr. Mabusette, just to clarify things at September 15, 2021 10:45 AM (iGurG)

217 The number of ARs allegedly left is almost double the number of the previous Afghan military and police personnel. Seems like someone was running guns.
Posted by: Just a side note

Those weapons are not ARs but M-16s and M-4s. Kind of different.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at September 15, 2021 10:45 AM (IukSd)

218 Oh lordy. That casserole. The only thing that would make it worse is if it had crumbled potato chips on top.

Pringles. To stay with the synthesized food theme.

Posted by: Oddbob at September 15, 2021 10:45 AM (nfrXX)

219 What about cicadas?

Posted by: Axeman at September 15, 2021 10:41 AM (XHhHI)

For...texture?

Posted by: BignJames at September 15, 2021 10:45 AM (AwYPR)

220 This blonde in a hot pink skirt and black heels is glad she didn't attend the Met Gala:
https://is.gd/6SqFlg

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 15, 2021 10:46 AM (3p5uk)

221 214 That; and Reacher's 6'5" and Cruise is 4'7" (with lifts)
Posted by: JT at September 15, 2021 10:44 AM (arJlL)

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An apple box and placing the camera low behind Cruise does wonders.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 15, 2021 10:46 AM (LvTSG)

222
A monument to the stupidity of the American population Harvardheads.

Kindly don't pin this on me.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 15, 2021 10:46 AM (PZ9P9)

223 Remember the Taliban's tactics didn't include most of this stuff. If they came up against us using it, we would smokecheck every last one of the smellies. It's the small arms and mortars, if they can obtain ordnance, that will be most useful to them
Posted by: Marcus T



How many mortars does an MWRAP trade for?
Now do 3,000 MWRAPS.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 15, 2021 10:46 AM (OCTRt)

224 Oh, and if you need a comparison with China, back when we used to know how to build....behold the capitol building of South Dakota:

https://youtu.be/Q2rKtnF6KAc

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at September 15, 2021 10:46 AM (5HBd1)

225 "The reason for this is simple: There are no Chinese cities run by Democrats.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at September 15, 2021 10:41 AM (RS3IW)"

Yes. And the PRC is extremely non-woke. Their evil dictatorial leadership is serious, while ours is busy trying to rape the help and compete with each other to see who can create the most absurd Hunger Games style excesses.

This is a really good one as well:
https://tinyurl.com/42pv47s7

I haven't seen anything like this in the west in 30 years, and never in the US in my lifetime - at least not on this scale.

Getting from where we are back to a life that appears that functional - I don't think it's possible without a pile of skulls you can see from space.

Posted by: somedood at September 15, 2021 10:46 AM (s3j76)

226 >>> The article about the bus driver shortage in Massachusetts did not mention a cause until the final paragraphs, and then it said the "likely cause" was the vaccine mandate. I hate the media.
Posted by: Ordinary American at September 15, 2021 10:43 AM (DH2LB)


The Ylvis song about Massachusetts someone linked to in the last thread is a hoot! TL;DR? Massachusetts makes you gay. I'm going to have to check out more of their stuff if they're funny like that.

Posted by: banana Dream at September 15, 2021 10:46 AM (GbGWf)

227 The Taliban look like cosplay in some of that gear. By the way- do they have Halloween in Afghanistan or is that a beheading offense done in a "business-like way? Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Marcus T at September 15, 2021 10:46 AM (VpIIl)

228 I have bad news for you. There is a correlation between the economy and women's hemlines. Good economy = short. Bad economy = long. And I think it does apply to pants and shorts.

Ok, what economy gets women to stop wearing oddly stained sweatpants to the grocery store?

Posted by: 18-1 at September 15, 2021 10:47 AM (DpkTQ)

229
I'm sure there are US companies fighting for the Taliban maintenance contract.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 15, 2021 10:47 AM (PZ9P9)

230 The number of ARs allegedly left is almost double the number of the previous Afghan military and police personnel. Seems like someone was running guns.
Posted by: Just a side note

Those weapons are not ARs but M-16s and M-4s. Kind of different.
Posted by: Jukin


Yeah. True assault rifles.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 15, 2021 10:47 AM (OCTRt)

231 Wonder when enormous portions became a thing? I mean, a coke used to be a little 6oz bottle. McDonalds was one of their hamburgers and an order of fries was in a little bag - you've got to order that special now.

And this is the main reason Americans are fat. It isn't your genetics or your lifestyle, it's the fact that you choke down enough food for 3 people every chance you get, and most of it's high-carb. Your arms are the best way to lose weight. Push away from the plate.

Posted by: pep at September 15, 2021 10:47 AM (ZsR3z)

232 Spam and Macaroni and Cheese casserole looks exactly like something we kids would've requested from Mom,

if presented properly in one of those Kraft ads.

The Celery Soup makes it a little dicey though.

Posted by: naturalfake at September 15, 2021 10:47 AM (Xo5lP)

233 228 I have bad news for you. There is a correlation between the economy and women's hemlines. Good economy = short. Bad economy = long. And I think it does apply to pants and shorts.

Ok, what economy gets women to stop wearing oddly stained sweatpants to the grocery store?
Posted by: 18-1 at September 15, 2021 10:47 AM (DpkTQ)

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80s cocaine.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 15, 2021 10:47 AM (LvTSG)

234 Ok, what economy gets women to stop wearing oddly stained sweatpants to the grocery store?
Posted by: 18-1 at September 15, 2021 10:47 AM (DpkTQ)
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One without social welfare programs?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 15, 2021 10:47 AM (3p5uk)

235 Yes, that would be disgusting, but I meant from a health perspective. The cicadas would be healthier than the chips. Crunchier too.
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So eating crispy bugs with impacted bowels would be good?

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 15, 2021 10:47 AM (/MaDp)

236 The reason for this is simple: There are no Chinese cities run by Democrats.

I also note that they don't seem to have our very scientific "USDA Food Pyramid". I'm not seeing rampant obesity.

Posted by: t-bird at September 15, 2021 10:47 AM (pbStR)

237 Oh lordy. That casserole. The only thing that would make it worse is if it had crumbled potato chips on top.

Pringles. To stay with the synthesized food theme.
Posted by: Oddbob

Don't forget the Olestra.

It won't forget you!

Posted by: Tonypete at September 15, 2021 10:47 AM (mD/uy)

238
Who dis;

Phyllis Diller and Soupy Sales!

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at September 15, 2021 10:48 AM (K2SnJ)

239

Granny is a Tranny
Sister is a Mister
Mama wants it in the Butt
Daddy wants to Fister.

Posted by: Dirty Frank at September 15, 2021 10:48 AM (bx2m2)

240 Somedood @ 92- You just opened the floodgates of Lake Hate in me. Not for China, but for the Yankee government in Washington City.

Posted by: Eromero at September 15, 2021 10:48 AM (0OP+5)

241 But the newness of China doesn't change the fact that we enabled it all.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 15, 2021 10:43 AM (3p5uk)


That's pretty much the part that irks me. We can't tear down everything and build new - but then again - can you imagine EVER building a Golden Gate Bridge? It couldn't happen, especially in this state. Look at how many fucking years it took just to replace a small part of the Bay Bridge after the Loma Prieta. Starting from scratch? Wouldn't happen. And the one newest building they put up is falling over? Dear Jeebus. Inept, corrupt degenerates.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at September 15, 2021 10:48 AM (wAnMi)

242 Maybe. I have tried to forget the film, to be fair.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 15, 2021 10:37 AM (LvTSG)

I don't think that it was the worst of the bunch. Not even close. I actually do forget the airport one most of the time.

I think that they could have continued with a Jai Courtney spin off though the genre would shift to spy-genre and away from normal-cop-who-won't-quit genre. There's no reason they couldn't have done that.

Posted by: Synova at September 15, 2021 10:48 AM (BD/yx)

243 That or black beauties

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at September 15, 2021 10:48 AM (5HBd1)

244 What? C'mon, man. The 70s were awesome. Who doesn't want avocado green shag carpet, wood paneling and orange paint? In the same room, I mean.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 15, 2021 10:28 AM (3p5uk)

That miserable frigging Mediterranean style. I was a kid, and when I try to think back to that period the images in my head are always dark, and I could never figure out why. It just hit me, it was the fucking decor in people's houses.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 15, 2021 10:49 AM (VwHCD)

245 Cruise being cast as Reacher was like some kind of sick joke. He's the antipode of Reacher.

But Lee Child's brother took over the franchise and immediately turned it into a bunch of Woke bullshit, so fuck Reacher in particular.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 15, 2021 10:49 AM (Bmy3R)

246 I thought "takiban" was some sort of Japanese steak-house were the chef flips food onto your plate or into your mouth??

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at September 15, 2021 10:49 AM (UHVv4)

247 Cream of celery soup used to go in literally (and by literally I mean nearly virtually almost) every dish my mom made.

Tuna noodle casserole fed the post-war generation.

Posted by: Muldoon at September 15, 2021 10:49 AM (m45I2)

248 I love the way leftards threaten us with F-16's when they just got their asses whipped by a bunch of illiterate goat fucking cave men with cold war weaponry. I'm really scared.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at September 15, 2021 10:49 AM (o2MD2)

249 So why don't the ettes get "Busty" "Leggy" and "Cheeky" with their pics? Sounds very 'somethingist' to me.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 15, 2021 10:49 AM (RoIW/)

250 This blonde in a hot pink skirt and black heels is glad she didn't attend the Met Gala:
https://is.gd/6SqFlg

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 15, 2021 10:46 AM (3p5uk)

Nice...wristwatch!

Posted by: BignJames at September 15, 2021 10:49 AM (AwYPR)

251 Mary Elizabeth Mastrontonio makes me think of Scarface, and Scarface makes me think of Giorgio Moroder soundtracks.
Posted by: Dr. Varno at September 15, 2021 10:36 AM (vuisn)


When I think of Scarface, I think of Ann Dvorak in the original version:

https://tinyurl.com/h69rcfmd

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 15, 2021 10:49 AM (2JVJo)

252 Massachusetts makes you gay

Never saw so many gay couple or trannies until work sent me out here.

No matter how jaded you are nothing prepares you for a balding 40 year old man with his remaining hair in pig tails and a child's style hot pink dress shows up on your Zoom call.

Posted by: 18-1 at September 15, 2021 10:49 AM (DpkTQ)

253 Kraft Macaroni and cheese mixed with a can of chili for ChiliMac is a camping favorite.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at September 15, 2021 10:49 AM (IukSd)

254 Getting from where we are back to a life that appears that functional -

I don't think it's possible without a pile of skulls you can see from space.
Posted by: somedood


Not seeing the problem.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 15, 2021 10:49 AM (OCTRt)

255 251 Mary Elizabeth Mastrontonio makes me think of Scarface, and Scarface makes me think of Giorgio Moroder soundtracks.
Posted by: Dr. Varno at September 15, 2021 10:36 AM (vuisn)

When I think of Scarface, I think of Ann Dvorak in the original version:

https://tinyurl.com/h69rcfmd
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 15, 2021 10:49 AM (2JVJo)

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They're remaking Scarface again, by the way.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 15, 2021 10:49 AM (LvTSG)

256 I have happily eaten spam and mac & cheese

Also brunettes like who dis.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at September 15, 2021 10:49 AM (V6f9+)

257 That's pretty much the part that irks me. We can't tear down everything and build new - but then again - can you imagine EVER building a Golden Gate Bridge? It couldn't happen, especially in this state. Look at how many fucking years it took just to replace a small part of the Bay Bridge after the Loma Prieta. Starting from scratch? Wouldn't happen. And the one newest building they put up is falling over? Dear Jeebus. Inept, corrupt degenerates.
Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at September 15, 2021 10:48 AM (wAnMi)
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Yeah, The corruption and incompetence plays a major role, too. The first-stage buildout of the interstate highway system took about ten years. It took three years to replace a pair of crumbling overpasses where I used to live.

Part of the problem is that - well before the current era of open lying and fraud - infrastructure programs were really just jobs programs in disguise. The road or bridge or power line was a side effect.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 15, 2021 10:50 AM (3p5uk)

258 I'm waiting for inevitable terrorist attack using AR-15's abandoned in Afghanistan. Probably in Europe.

Posted by: Guzalot at September 15, 2021 10:50 AM (prSvo)

259 "what economy gets women to stop wearing oddly stained sweatpants to the grocery store?"

The one where men start openly mocking the pigs going to the grocery store in stained sweatpants.

Posted by: squid_hunt at September 15, 2021 10:50 AM (Ectld)

260 An apple box and placing the camera low behind Cruise does wonders.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way

And all fellow cast members being Munchkins....

Posted by: JT at September 15, 2021 10:50 AM (arJlL)

261 Tuna noodle casserole fed the post-war generation.
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Tuna casserole makes me puke.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 15, 2021 10:50 AM (/MaDp)

262 Who Dis's are real purty, and I have no idea.
Now to read the comments, to find out.

And yeah, tose mandate exemptions are real interesting, especially those pharma companies.

Posted by: Flyover at September 15, 2021 10:50 AM (Rbu5d)

263 Iran will buy the helicopters with pallets full of cash. We get a nuclear deal. It's a win-win.

Posted by: Joey B at September 15, 2021 10:51 AM (vN+oL)

264 I would rather have the takiban dependent on the USA for spare parts than going begging to the Chinese for their military equipment

So you'd like the US to work hand in hand with a theocratic government that executes gays, stones women and follows a religious creed that promotes a duty to fuck pre-teen girls?

How progressive of you, Kurt.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 15, 2021 10:51 AM (2JVJo)

265 I love the way leftards threaten us with F-16's when they just got their asses whipped by a bunch of illiterate goat fucking cave men with cold war weaponry. I'm really scared.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at September 15, 2021 10:49 AM (o2MD2)
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The domestic ROE will be wildly different from the Afghanistan ROE.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 15, 2021 10:51 AM (3p5uk)

266
Food prices are the highest in 50 years, adjusted for inflation.
No mean tweets though.
Posted by: Joe XiDen


Heard on the news yesterday that inflation was slowing and not nearly as bad as some thought.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 15, 2021 10:51 AM (63Dwl)

267 264 So you'd like the US to work hand in hand with a theocratic government that executes gays, stones women and follows a religious creed that promotes a duty to fuck pre-teen girls?

How progressive of you, Kurt.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 15, 2021 10:51 AM (2JVJo)

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Kurt really is kinda dumb.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 15, 2021 10:51 AM (LvTSG)

268 . UH-60's, MH6's and MaxxPro's, not so much...
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Bahbalian no workie. Reave to us!

Posted by: CHynah! at September 15, 2021 10:51 AM (lGrs1)

269 Spam and Macaroni and Cheese casserole looks exactly like something we kids would've requested from Mom, if presented properly in one of those Kraft ads.
The Celery Soup makes it a little dicey though.
Posted by: naturalfake at September 15, 2021 10:47 AM (Xo5lP)


I can't think of a casserole back in the day that didn't involve a can of campbell's soup. Just like the tuna casserole depended on cream of mushroom. I remember a "treat" was Spam fried with brown sugar on top. Or criss-cross cut the top of the cube, insert some cloves, sprinkle with brown sugar and bake until edges brown. Mmmm.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at September 15, 2021 10:51 AM (wAnMi)

270 248 I love the way leftards threaten us with F-16's when they just got their asses whipped by a bunch of illiterate goat fucking cave men with cold war weaponry. I'm really scared.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at September 15, 2021 10:49 AM (o2MD2)

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Difference is, they would not hesitate to kill millions of us. There would be no rules of engagement in a war against us. Fire at will, bomb anything you see moving.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at September 15, 2021 10:51 AM (GQ5VU)

271

Crispy fried spam is delicious in all sorts of dishes. Crispy Spam mac and 4-cheese made with heavy cream is a family favorite!

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer, now with more Stunning and Brave at September 15, 2021 10:52 AM (bx2m2)

272 Part of the problem with rebuilding is the "studies" required. They wanted to replace an overpass. Before that, they had to do an environmental impact study. It was going to be in exactly the same place. But some big Dem donor runs the companies that do environmental impact studies, so they can funnel money to them.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at September 15, 2021 10:52 AM (5HBd1)

273 And this is the main reason Americans are fat. It isn't your genetics or your lifestyle, it's the fact that you choke down enough food for 3 people every chance you get, and most of it's high-carb. Your arms are the best way to lose weight. Push away from the plate.
Posted by: pep at September 15, 2021 10:47 AM (ZsR3z)

Hey! I got a thyroid problem!
(shovels more oreos in pie hole)

Posted by: Fatty McFatty at September 15, 2021 10:52 AM (/1l9x)

274 The domestic ROE will be wildly different from the Afghanistan ROE.

The Soviets were doing pretty well in 'Stan - just slaughtering anyone that opposed them with attack helicopters - until we started selling Masood's people surface to air missiles.

Posted by: 18-1 at September 15, 2021 10:52 AM (DpkTQ)

275 "Massachusetts makes you gay"

The group that made the "What Does the Fox Say" video made one on going to Massachusetts that said pretty much that.

Posted by: squid_hunt at September 15, 2021 10:52 AM (Ectld)

276 What? No recipe for spam and macaroni casserole? What is this place coming to? (Just kidding, of course!)

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at September 15, 2021 10:52 AM (ZIoLS)

277 The Ylvis song about Massachusetts someone linked to in the last thread is a hoot! TL;DR? Massachusetts makes you gay. I'm going to have to check out more of their stuff if they're funny like that.
Posted by: banana Dream at September 15, 2021 10:46 AM


As someone trapped behind the tofu curtain in the PDRM, I now have to go back and listen to it.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 15, 2021 10:52 AM (m+jkK)

278 Tuna casserole makes me puke.
Posted by: Puddin Head at September 15, 2021 10:50 AM (/MaDp)

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"Well, that's dinner!"
-my mom

Posted by: 496 at September 15, 2021 10:52 AM (VJsqe)

279 They're remaking Scarface again, by the way.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way

Plastic Surgery Face ?

Posted by: JT at September 15, 2021 10:52 AM (arJlL)

280 Heard on the news yesterday that inflation was slowing and not nearly as bad as some thought.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 15, 2021 10:51 AM (63Dwl)

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The "official" number went from 5.4% annual to 5.3%. During the evil days of OrangeMan it was in the 2.5% range.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at September 15, 2021 10:52 AM (GQ5VU)

281 We were so poor, we couldn't afford Spam. We were Treet kids.

We hid it from our friends, like the Kaboom.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 15, 2021 10:52 AM (Bmy3R)

282 Tuna noodle casserole fed the post-war generation.
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Tuna casserole makes me puke.
Posted by: Puddin Head

Salmon loaf for me. Canned salmon, spread out on a sheet of pie dough and then rolled up and baked until it assume a bricklike consistency.

Then cover with melted Velveeta.

I'd rather starve.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 15, 2021 10:53 AM (mD/uy)

283 They're remaking Scarface again, by the way.
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Can't wait for the transgender Tony Montana. Say hello to my little friend! (insert your own visual)

Posted by: Guzalot at September 15, 2021 10:53 AM (prSvo)

284 I love mid century modern. I ordered an atomic wall clock that should be arriving today.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 15, 2021 10:53 AM (45fpk)

285 OK, the broad with the Equal Rights dress is a NY congresscritter. Because of course she is.

Posted by: Jordan61 at September 15, 2021 10:53 AM (Ez6QX)

286 Food prices are the highest in 50 years, adjusted for inflation.
No mean tweets though.
Posted by: Joe XiDen

Heard on the news yesterday that inflation was slowing and not nearly as bad as some thought.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.


Because they quit counting the normal markers.
When they only count the price of ball bearings...

Posted by: rickb223 at September 15, 2021 10:53 AM (OCTRt)

287 and follows a religious creed that promotes a duty to fuck pre-teen girls?


Hey Dad, I think I just found god. Err Allah. Its the same thing right?

Posted by: Hunter Biden at September 15, 2021 10:53 AM (DpkTQ)

288 What? No recipe for spam and macaroni casserole? What is this place coming to? (Just kidding, of course!)
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at September 15, 2021 10:52 AM (ZIoLS)
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Ya know, it might help if I actually looked at the picture--THAT INCLUDES THE RECIPE. I guess that's why I'm a Moron....

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at September 15, 2021 10:53 AM (ZIoLS)

289 Getting from where we are back to a life that appears that functional - I don't think it's possible without a pile of skulls you can see from space.

Posted by: somedood at September 15, 2021 10:46 AM (s3j76)

It isn't.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 15, 2021 10:53 AM (VwHCD)

290 Since it's 2021, Scarface will now be a transgendered 1/2 Asian, 1/2 black character.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at September 15, 2021 10:53 AM (GQ5VU)

291 I was watching old Norm MacDonald clips this morning and inhaled water unexpectedly while laughing.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at September 15, 2021 10:53 AM (V6f9+)

292 Our guys made our helicopters unworkable. The Hinds and Hips they got from the Afghans are Russian/Eastern Block pieces that have been around for decades. Spares can be had but do they have the expertise to repair them. Afghan ground crew that are still alive might want to sabotage them. Blackhawks have been around for decades and the ones we gave were standard models. Same as the Russian stuff. We never gave them Apaches and they took none from us. PDT mistook a Hind for an Apache when he spoke about them. Night vision stuff can be reengineered but they have been around for decades as well. A waste of equipment but it will go to crap soon. Logistics.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at September 15, 2021 10:53 AM (vhtPl)

293 Why don't they make a movie about how they can't come up with any new ideas for movies?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at September 15, 2021 10:54 AM (Y5qcH)

294 We were so poor, we couldn't afford Spam. We were Treet kids.

We hid it from our friends, like the Kaboom.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 15, 2021 10:52 AM (Bmy3R)

and here we go..."luxury!"...we only had....

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 15, 2021 10:54 AM (RoIW/)

295 The domestic ROE will be wildly different from the Afghanistan ROE.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 15, 2021 10:51 AM (3p5uk)

Yeah, there will be different rules, but they are converting the military into their big fat faggot butt party. They will be arguing about who gets to finger who. Actual men will not be interested in being part of that shit circus.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at September 15, 2021 10:54 AM (o2MD2)

296 *Hands Tom Cruise the Yellow Pages*

"What's this for?"
"For when you sit at the dinner table."

Posted by: Dr. Varno at September 15, 2021 10:54 AM (vuisn)

297 "Food prices are the highest in 50 years, adjusted for inflation."

Fuck Joe Biden.

Posted by: squid_hunt at September 15, 2021 10:54 AM (Ectld)

298 So why don't the ettes get "Busty" "Leggy" and "Cheeky" with their pics? Sounds very 'somethingist' to me.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 15, 2021 10:49 AM


This point has been raised before. Mr. Muse has ignored it, studiously. Perhaps it will take Midwesterner raising it to affect action.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at September 15, 2021 10:54 AM (a3Q+t)

299 But Lee Child's brother took over the franchise and immediately turned it into a bunch of Woke bullshit, so fuck Reacher in particular.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 15, 2021 10:49 AM (Bmy3R)
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Jack Reacharound

Posted by: Axeman at September 15, 2021 10:54 AM (XHhHI)

300 Why don't they make a movie about how they can't come up with any new ideas for movies?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe


- - - - - - -

Because that would actually be a new idea.

Posted by: Guzalot at September 15, 2021 10:54 AM (prSvo)

301 80s cocaine.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 15, 2021 10:47 AM (LvTSG)

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Recently rewatched "The Hidden." I laughed at the scene where the car buyer and salesman have lines of coke on the desk as they're closing the deal.

Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at September 15, 2021 10:55 AM (Haj96)

302 284 I love mid century modern. I ordered an atomic wall clock that should be arriving today.
Posted by: grammie winger at September 15, 2021 10:53 AM (45fpk)

You have good taste.
I love the optimistic futurism of mid century modern.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at September 15, 2021 10:55 AM (V6f9+)

303 "Why don't they make a movie about how they can't come up with any new ideas for movies?"

Nicholas Cage - Adaptation

Posted by: squid_hunt at September 15, 2021 10:55 AM (Ectld)

304 So eating crispy bugs with impacted bowels would be good?

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 15, 2021 10:47 AM (/MaDp)


No, the impacted bowels should be eaten separately.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at September 15, 2021 10:55 AM (RS3IW)

305 Ok, what economy gets women to stop wearing oddly stained sweatpants to the grocery store?
Posted by: 18-1 at September 15, 2021 10:47 AM (DpkTQ)

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Is next... eveningwear!

Posted by: 496 at September 15, 2021 10:55 AM (VJsqe)

306 That picture from the Met Gala is a perfect image. It says everything, all of it. It stands alone.
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Yep. That's one of the the most tone-deaf pictures I've ever seen. It's abundantly clear who rules whom.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at September 15, 2021 10:55 AM (ZIoLS)

307 278 Tuna casserole makes me puke.
Posted by: Puddin Head at September 15, 2021 10:50 AM (/MaDp)

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"Well, that's dinner!"
-my mom
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My mom only made it once. Dad and Sis concurred regarding puke factor. Who thought tuna, noodles and creamy soup was a thing?

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 15, 2021 10:55 AM (/MaDp)

308 "So why don't the ettes get "Busty" "Leggy" and "Cheeky" with their pics?"

Gay.

Posted by: squid_hunt at September 15, 2021 10:55 AM (Ectld)

309 269 I can't think of a casserole back in the day that didn't involve a can of campbell's soup. Just like the tuna casserole depended on cream of mushroom.

the difference in the ideal tuna casserole between me and mrs. chronda is interesting. mine is a hot dish involving cream of mushroom. mrs. chronda's is a cold dish involving miracle whip. we each hate the other's version.

Posted by: Kulak Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at September 15, 2021 10:55 AM (v3pYe)

310 They're remaking Scarface again, by the way.
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Lemme guess: Scarface is a red-hat wearing, hillbilly meth dealer who has an expansive estate in the mountains of Eastern Tennessee.
Fun ensues...

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at September 15, 2021 10:55 AM (lGrs1)

311 We were so poor, we couldn't afford Spam. We were Treet kids.

We hid it from our friends, like the Kaboom.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 15, 2021 10:52 AM (Bmy3R)

and here we go..."luxury!"...we only had....
Posted by: Cannibal Bob


We had the can. We couldn't afford the key to open it.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 15, 2021 10:55 AM (OCTRt)

312 Part of the problem with rebuilding is the "studies" required. They wanted to replace an overpass. Before that, they had to do an environmental impact study. It was going to be in exactly the same place. ...
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward
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Yup. This and more. Whenever someone runs a successful major infrastructure construction experiment (like the T-REX reconstruction of the I-25 corridor through Denver), it is never repeated.

Some time ago, I made a comment about how "it couldn't be made today" doesn't just apply to things like movies. It applies to *everything.* We can't do it now. The Saint Louis Arch couldn't be done (no way to do it with current OSHA rules). The Brooklyn Bridge? Forget about it. Look at what happened with the New Bay Bridge. Oy vey. Throwing up factories to support a major war like happened in WWII? No chance. The environmental impact studies won't be done before we're defeated. Not to mention that we no longer have acre upon acre of old, obsolete tooling that can be repurposed. We have too much corruption, too much regulation, too little industrial base.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 15, 2021 10:56 AM (3p5uk)

313 I was listening to a show on XMSirius about medicine. And this doctor was on basically saying obesity is all genetics and you should not shame obese people. The host was like bitch please, stop with this nonsense. Really schooled her.

But that is the growing consensus in the medical "community". Nothing is your fault, racism and McDonald's and genetics are the reason you weigh 300 lbs.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at September 15, 2021 10:56 AM (GQ5VU)

314 We were so poor, we couldn't afford Spam. We were Treet kids.

We hid it from our friends, like the Kaboom.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 15, 2021 10:52 AM (Bmy3R)

My wife preferred treet over spam.

Posted by: BignJames at September 15, 2021 10:56 AM (AwYPR)

315 There probably won't be any more, sadly.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 15, 2021 10:40 AM (3p5uk)

Mid century Drexel stuff still shows up from time to time, I bought the triple credenza for kid1's kitchen.

Don't know where you are, but outside the cities, smaller auction places sell this stuff much more reasonably.

Even in Princeton area I was able to get stuff as the big bidders don't like to soil their hands by not going to Sotheby's or Christies. Yeah, people like Rago send staff, but they're mostly after porcelain and smaller objects.

Posted by: CN...FJB at September 15, 2021 10:56 AM (ONvIw)

316 I can't think of a casserole back in the day that didn't involve a can of campbell's soup. Just like the tuna casserole depended on cream of mushroom. I remember a "treat" was Spam fried with brown sugar on top. Or criss-cross cut the top of the cube, insert some cloves, sprinkle with brown sugar and bake until edges brown. Mmmm.
Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at September 15, 2021 10:51 AM (wAnMi)


Literally every dish my mother makes involves browning some kind of meat, adding a can of some kind of Campbell's soup, and serving it over egg noodles. Her "pot pie" is diced chicken with cream of chicken soup served over egg noodles.

Posted by: Jordan61 at September 15, 2021 10:56 AM (Ez6QX)

317 284 I love mid century modern. I ordered an atomic wall clock that should be arriving today.
Posted by: grammie winger at September 15, 2021 10:53 AM (45fpk)

Those are all fake, they just sync to the broadcast time standard, which is kept by an atomic clock. You don't actually get an atomic clock.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at September 15, 2021 10:56 AM (Y5qcH)

318 "Actual men will not be interested in being part of that shit circus."

Feature, not a bug. Actual men have principles which get in the way of government tyranny and oppression.

Posted by: squid_hunt at September 15, 2021 10:56 AM (Ectld)

319 I find it rather unseemly for people like Adam Corolla and Rob Schneider to be squawking about Norm MacDonald's gambling addiction right now.

FtLoG, he hasn't even been buried yet. Bunch of high school girls.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 15, 2021 10:57 AM (Bmy3R)

320 This point has been raised before. Mr. Muse has ignored it, studiously. Perhaps it will take Midwesterner raising it to affect action.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at September 15, 2021 10:54 AM (a3Q+t)


perhaps if it was raised by an ette with a shiv.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 15, 2021 10:57 AM (RoIW/)

321 Why don't they make a movie about how they can't come up with any new ideas for movies?

You have to look at smaller movie companies/less well known directors. I mentioned Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead movies a while back - they definitely don't make the same old same old flicks...

Posted by: 18-1 at September 15, 2021 10:57 AM (DpkTQ)

322 300 Why don't they make a movie about how they can't come up with any new ideas for movies?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe

- - - - - - -

Because that would actually be a new idea.
Posted by: Guzalot at September 15, 2021 10:54 AM (prSvo)

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Sequel to Adaptation.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 15, 2021 10:57 AM (LvTSG)

323 Tuna casserole makes me puke.
Posted by: Puddin Head

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Cream of Puke--er, Mushroom Soup.

Posted by: Axeman at September 15, 2021 10:57 AM (XHhHI)

324 Impacted bowels is its own food group.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 15, 2021 10:57 AM (Ca4NP)

325 They're remaking Scarface again, by the way.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 15, 2021 10:49 AM (LvTSG)

I am always amazed at the creativity by the creative people that are very creative in Pervywood. I mean that's CREATIVE.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at September 15, 2021 10:57 AM (IukSd)

326 Certainly, giving the Taliban all those weapons, equipment, and vehicles is very bad news.
But it's worse than that.
Our five-star geniuses left behind all kinds of communications, encryption, ECM, and other sensitive gear that is doubtless already in China getting dissected.
They'll find all the weak spots--every system has them--and develop systems to exploit them. Since we won't be buying new gear for another 10 years or so, the next time our troops are in combat they'll be starting behind the 8-ball.
See more details here:
https://
americanmilitarynews.com/2021/09/
how-equipment-left-in-afghanistan-will-expose-us-secrets/

Posted by: Brent Hosage at September 15, 2021 10:57 AM (FI+Kh)

327 303 "Why don't they make a movie about how they can't come up with any new ideas for movies?"

Nicholas Cage - Adaptation
Posted by: squid_hunt at September 15, 2021 10:55 AM (Ectld)

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"And don't using fucking voiceover!"
-interrupting a voiceover

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 15, 2021 10:57 AM (LvTSG)

328 As always follow the money...

Why do we need all these studies before building a bridge? Because there is an entire industry that does these studies, which gives money to politicians to make sure bridges need studies before getting built.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at September 15, 2021 10:58 AM (GQ5VU)

329 Scarface will now be a fabulous MtF transgender called Starface.

Posted by: JuJuBee at September 15, 2021 10:58 AM (Y0dLt)

330 Recently rewatched "The Hidden." I laughed at the scene where the car buyer and salesman have lines of coke on the desk as they're closing the deal.
Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at September 15, 2021 10:55 AM (Haj96)


"The Boost" with James Woods and Sean Young is a trainwreck of a must-see movie.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at September 15, 2021 10:58 AM (vuisn)

331 We were so poor, we couldn't afford Spam.

For what it is, Spam is stupid expensive. It only exists as a consumer product because it was a luxury for a generation of WWII vets and their families.

Posted by: Oddbob at September 15, 2021 10:58 AM (nfrXX)

332 They're remaking Scarface again, by the way.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 15, 2021 10:49 AM (LvTSG)


Either -

1) Tony's sister will be a tranny;
2) The incest theme will be out and proud.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 15, 2021 10:58 AM (2JVJo)

333 Yep. That's one of the the most tone-deaf pictures I've ever seen. It's abundantly clear who rules whom.
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at September 15, 2021 10:55 AM (ZIoLS)

It was pure decadence and the ruling class. Was incongruent to see Simone Biles in a gown with 80lbs of beads .

Posted by: CN...FJB at September 15, 2021 10:58 AM (ONvIw)

334 @TheJamesMadison

I enjoyed that movie. It was off-beat, but amusing and you had to think to figure out what was going on.

Posted by: squid_hunt at September 15, 2021 10:59 AM (Ectld)

335 And this doctor was on basically saying obesity is all genetics and you should not shame obese people. The host was like bitch please, stop with this nonsense. Really schooled her.


Apparently our genetics changed radically in the last 50 years. Who knew?

Posted by: pep at September 15, 2021 10:59 AM (ZsR3z)

336 The incest theme will be out and proud.

I'm available for a small consulting fee. But remember I need 10% for the big guy.

Posted by: Hunter Biden at September 15, 2021 10:59 AM (DpkTQ)

337 266
Food prices are the highest in 50 years, adjusted for inflation.
No mean tweets though.
Posted by: Joe XiDen

Heard on the news yesterday that inflation was slowing and not nearly as bad as some thought.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 15, 2021 10:51 AM (63Dwl)

Not nearly as bad, just much worse.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 15, 2021 10:59 AM (ynpvh)

338 My meals growing up were homemade hamburger helper, tuna casserole, shake&bake pork chops, salmon cakes, and scalloped potatoes. There was only one vegetable and its name is potato which must be served at every meal. Never had soda pop, Koolade was an occasional treat. I like that food but it would kill me now, too much starch and carbs.

Posted by: banana Dream at September 15, 2021 10:59 AM (GbGWf)

339 This blonde in a hot pink skirt and black heels is glad she didn't attend the Met Gala:
https://is.gd/6SqFlg

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 15, 2021 10:46 AM (3p5uk)

Nice...wristwatch!
Posted by: BignJames at September 15, 2021 10:49 AM (AwYPR)

Is that what she's selling?

Whatever, I'm buying.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at September 15, 2021 10:59 AM (V6f9+)

340 So why don't the ettes get "Busty" "Leggy" and "Cheeky" with their pics?"

It would be "Mooby, "Squat" and "Bummy"

Posted by: JT at September 15, 2021 10:59 AM (arJlL)

341 Hard times create strong men
Strong men create good times
Good times create weak men
Weak men create hard times.

Posted by: Saxinis Kion at September 15, 2021 10:59 AM (dbdgv)

342 Apparently our genetics changed radically in the last 50 years. Who knew?

One of the things that stands out when you look at old pictures - there are very, very few fat people.

Posted by: 18-1 at September 15, 2021 11:00 AM (DpkTQ)

343 From earlier today: I am encouraged by a lot of things, especially parents at the school board meetings speaking out and getting involved against CRT

The time to get involved was 20 to 25 years ago, There was (maybe) a slim chance then to still effect the outcomes.

"Critical Theory" has been running in the background a long, long time. It is a munition, technically speaking. And way past time to do anything about it. "Getting involved" has been a false hope for decades, they wrote the book on brainwashing kids away from their parents and short circuiting any parental input. What needed to happen then isn't fit for polite discussion, pretty sure on that. It is remarkable that the people paying for it have no say whatsoever. That is some wicked shit right there.

Posted by: Common Tater at September 15, 2021 11:00 AM (KQuMS)

344 284 I love mid century modern. I ordered an atomic wall clock that should be arriving today.

handy that you happen to have an atomic wall to mount it on.

Posted by: Kulak Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at September 15, 2021 11:00 AM (sGtp+)

345 Scarface sucked sweaty donkey balls! Except for the scene with his little friend Pacino comes off as a bad high school actor and Phifer badly needed a couple of double cheeseburgers.

PDT should buy the rights and make them all wear MAGA hats while on set. Roast their libtard asses.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at September 15, 2021 11:00 AM (vhtPl)

346 49 9 The stairs of death? OH HELL NO.

Posted by: Jordan61 at September 15, 2021 10:20 AM (Ez6QX)

Online says no one has died from falling. I would add "yet..."
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 15, 2021 10:26 AM (ynpvh)

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Of course not. It ain't the fall that kills you....

Posted by: No One of Consequence at September 15, 2021 11:00 AM (CAJOC)

347 You don't actually get an atomic clock.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at September 15, 2021 10:56 AM (Y5qcH)


I am disappoint.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 15, 2021 11:00 AM (45fpk)

348 Spam exist because it is an insanely popular stable meat product throughout Asia and the South Pacific. You'll occasionally see flavor variations on the shelves here in the US but there are vastly more available throughout the Pacific rim. It is literally the go-to shelf stable meat in the second and third world Pan Pacific.

Posted by: Asian Bro at September 15, 2021 11:00 AM (bx2m2)

349 35 And this doctor was on basically saying obesity is all genetics and you should not shame obese people. The host was like bitch please, stop with this nonsense. Really schooled her.


Apparently our genetics changed radically in the last 50 years. Who knew?
Posted by: pep at September 15, 2021 10:59 AM (ZsR3z)

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Not even 50, like 20.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at September 15, 2021 11:00 AM (GQ5VU)

350 Heard on the news yesterday that inflation was slowing and not nearly as bad as some thought.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 15, 2021 10:51 AM (63Dwl)
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They're just going to change the calculus and further game the economic stats. Remember "jobs saved"? Yeah...we'll take out gas, food and durable goods. Inflation fixed.
Easy peasy.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at September 15, 2021 11:00 AM (lGrs1)

351 342 Apparently our genetics changed radically in the last 50 years. Who knew?

One of the things that stands out when you look at old pictures - there are very, very few fat people.
Posted by: 18-1 at September 15, 2021 11:00 AM (DpkTQ)

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And then the government decreed that everyone should eat 20 servings of grains a day.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 15, 2021 11:00 AM (LvTSG)

352 You wanna play with my tofu curtain, Joe?

Five military secret! Best blow you evah have, Joe!

Posted by: fang fang at September 15, 2021 11:00 AM (UHVv4)

353 Bet Lloyd will now offer a military assistance package to the Taliban to keep the stuff working.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 15, 2021 11:01 AM (0qiZ3)

354 When Heidi first came to my house I had evey flavor of Campbells soup in the pantry. if i missed one i bought it just to have. I occasionally stir fried or made macaroni. maybe Ramen noodles.

Now married, i cook because I didn't know oatmeal was dinner until my dear Heidi.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 15, 2021 11:01 AM (RoIW/)

355 It is literally the go-to shelf stable meat in the second and third world Pan Pacific.
Posted by: Asian Bro at September 15, 2021 11:00 AM (bx2m2)

So it has a place in the home of those who want shelf stable meats

Posted by: CN...FJB at September 15, 2021 11:01 AM (ONvIw)

356 It's amazing how much I still hate the sight of Barack Obama's ugly mutt face.

Posted by: Lady in Black at September 15, 2021 11:01 AM (O+I8R)

357 You don't actually get an atomic clock.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at September 15, 2021 10:56 AM (Y5qcH)

I am disappoint.
Posted by: grammie winger at September 15, 2021 11:00 AM (45fpk)

But allow me to explain to you the wonders and accessibility of radium...

Posted by: squid_hunt at September 15, 2021 11:01 AM (Ectld)

358
For what it is, Spam is stupid expensive.

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Pretty sure they take all the pork garbage, grind it up, press it into a brick with salt and fat and sell it at a 100% markup.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 15, 2021 11:01 AM (PZ9P9)

359 The future the 50s promised us was dashing young men and women exploring the universe with laser guns and spaceships.

The future we got was slovenly mutants demanding to talk to you about their frontholes. Oh, and funny cat videos any time you want to see them.

Posted by: 18-1 at September 15, 2021 11:02 AM (DpkTQ)

360 And then the government decreed that everyone should eat 20 servings of grains a day.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 15, 2021 11:00 AM (LvTSG)

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So did my mother. Things were tight in the 70's so we had to eat 2 slices of bread before dinner. Cheaper that way.

Posted by: 496 at September 15, 2021 11:02 AM (VJsqe)

361 290 Since it's 2021, Scarface will now be a transgendered 1/2 Asian, 1/2 black character.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at September 15, 2021 10:53 AM (GQ5VU)

1/2 retarded, 1/2 disabled...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 15, 2021 11:02 AM (ynpvh)

362 The future the 50s promised us was dashing young men and women exploring the universe with laser guns and spaceships.

The future we got was slovenly mutants demanding to talk to you about their frontholes. Oh, and funny cat videos any time you want to see them.
Posted by: 18-1 at September 15, 2021 11:02 AM (DpkTQ)
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Ouch. "Slovenly mutants" is a good description, though...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 15, 2021 11:02 AM (3p5uk)

363 When I was a yuute, I remember distinctly there was 1 fat kid in my class. He really stood out for being fat. Today the skinny kids stands out.

Damn genetics!!

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at September 15, 2021 11:02 AM (GQ5VU)

364 I love mid century modern. I ordered an atomic wall clock that should be arriving today.

That alarm for that clock is a killer.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 15, 2021 11:02 AM (mD/uy)

365 And then the government decreed that everyone should eat 20 servings of grains a day.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 15, 2021 11:00 AM (LvTSG)

That idiotic pyramid

Posted by: CN...FJB at September 15, 2021 11:02 AM (ONvIw)

366 "And then the government decreed that everyone should eat 20 servings of grains a day."

I think there's something to be said for the injection of hormones in livestock.

Posted by: squid_hunt at September 15, 2021 11:02 AM (Ectld)

367 For what it is, Spam is stupid expensive. It only exists as a consumer product because it was a luxury for a generation of WWII vets and their families.

Excellent point. We mock Spam now, but it's a reflection of the increase in our standard of living that we can do so. I'm always amused by "foodies" who wax rhapsodic about some kind of artisanal food, for which they paid 4x what the non trendy equivalent costs.

Posted by: pep at September 15, 2021 11:02 AM (ZsR3z)

368 Worst thing about the Stairs of Death: it's very likely not just one person who falls.

Posted by: Axeman at September 15, 2021 11:03 AM (XHhHI)

369 Don't worry, we'll be sending missions to Afghanistan every few years to repair and resupply the military equipment we gave them.

Posted by: Gen. Mark Milley at September 15, 2021 11:03 AM (OxZ6W)

370 Meat is up....50% or so since the Paste Eater pulled off his coup.

But...no serious inflation right?

Posted by: 18-1 at September 15, 2021 11:03 AM (DpkTQ)

371 294 We were so poor, we couldn't afford Spam. We were Treet kids.

We hid it from our friends, like the Kaboom.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 15, 2021 10:52 AM (Bmy3R)

and here we go..."luxury!"...we only had....

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 15, 2021 10:54 AM (RoIW/)

Long pork, Bob?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 15, 2021 11:03 AM (ynpvh)

372 347 You don't actually get an atomic clock.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at September 15, 2021 10:56 AM (Y5qcH)


I am disappoint.
Posted by: grammie winger at September 15, 2021 11:00 AM (45fpk)

You do get a radio clock that sets itself, though. Sometimes you have to take them outside if they don't get good reception.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at September 15, 2021 11:03 AM (Y5qcH)

373 49 9 The stairs of death? OH HELL NO.

Posted by: Jordan61 at September 15, 2021 10:20 AM (Ez6QX)

Online says no one has died from falling. I would add "yet..."
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 15, 2021 10:26 AM (ynpvh)

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Probably the same folks who thought meat jello was a good idea.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at September 15, 2021 11:03 AM (CAJOC)

374 Did the Hummers and MRAPs have an extended warranty?

Posted by: dingbat at September 15, 2021 11:04 AM (rNXR7)

375 Excellent point. We mock Spam now, but it's a reflection of the increase in our standard of living that we can do so. I'm always amused by "foodies" who wax rhapsodic about some kind of artisanal food, for which they paid 4x what the non trendy equivalent costs.
Posted by: pep at September 15, 2021 11:02 AM (ZsR3z)
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Zoidberg: What is this? Fish eggs? Goose liver? I said I wanted rich guy stuff!
Chef: That's what rich people eat: the garbage parts of the food!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 15, 2021 11:04 AM (3p5uk)

376 I'm always amused by "foodies" who wax rhapsodic about some kind of artisanal food, for which they paid 4x what the non trendy equivalent costs.
Posted by: pep at September 15, 2021 11:02 AM (ZsR3z)

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And then they will complain that they can't afford to buy a house because BOOMERS!

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at September 15, 2021 11:04 AM (GQ5VU)

377 304 So eating crispy bugs with impacted bowels would be good?

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 15, 2021 10:47 AM (/MaDp)

No, the impacted bowels should be eaten separately.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at September 15, 2021 10:55 AM (RS3IW)

I prefer my chitlins a hell of a lot cleaner...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 15, 2021 11:04 AM (ynpvh)

378 317 Those are all fake, they just sync to the broadcast time standard, which is kept by an atomic clock. You don't actually get an atomic clock.

CuriousMarc has a youtube video in which he repairs an old, broken atomic clock.

Posted by: Kulak Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at September 15, 2021 11:04 AM (v3pYe)

379
But for all that we mock Spam, I don't think a Red Army soldier in 1944 was going to turn his nose up at it.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 15, 2021 11:04 AM (PZ9P9)

380 I'm always amused by "foodies" who wax rhapsodic about some kind of artisanal food, for which they paid 4x what the non trendy equivalent costs.
Posted by: pep

See also; pasta, polenta, mac and cheese, etc.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 15, 2021 11:05 AM (mD/uy)

381 Spam exist because it is an insanely popular stable meat product throughout Asia and the South Pacific.


It was an acceptable substitute for long pig.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at September 15, 2021 11:05 AM (yQpMk)

382 The same band did a great song about Mass that the radio stations didn't air. NSFW https://youtu.be/JvUMV1N7eGM
Posted by: 18-1 at September 15, 2021 10:08 AM


I'm glad I wasn't drinking coffee when I watched that.

I must now send this to all of my friends who've fled this state.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 15, 2021 11:05 AM (m+jkK)

383 Sort of amazing, when you think about it, how the supposedly unhealthy eating habits of 100 years ago still managed to produce a generation that fought their way across Europe and tropical islands, yet, also managed to survive into their eighties.

Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at September 15, 2021 11:05 AM (Haj96)

384 And then they will complain that they can't afford to buy a house because BOOMERS!
Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at September 15, 2021 11:04 AM (GQ5VU)
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They can't afford to buy a house largely because of Wall Street and international trade policy. The Boomers are pretty far down the list in terms of proximal causes.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 15, 2021 11:05 AM (3p5uk)

385 374 Did the Hummers and MRAPs have an extended warranty?
Posted by: dingbat at September 15, 2021 11:04 AM (rNXR7)

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Yes. And it is about to expire. Call this 800 number now before it's too late. Did you know replacing an engine on a Hummer can cost up to $12,000? Don't let that happen to you. CALL NOW!

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at September 15, 2021 11:05 AM (GQ5VU)

386 "I'm always amused by "foodies" who wax rhapsodic about some kind of artisanal food, for which they paid 4x what the non trendy equivalent costs."

Coffee beans dug out of cat turds in Malaysia?

Posted by: squid_hunt at September 15, 2021 11:05 AM (Ectld)

387 Watch 351K votes for recall disappear live on CNN.

https://bit.ly/2Xqp0Io

Posted by: bonhomme at September 15, 2021 11:05 AM (UW2ZS)

388 I go to Wally World maybe 3 or 4 times a year and I am always amazed how big and fat some broads are.

I mean Refrigerator Perry big...guts dragging the deck, arms the size of a small horse, neck folds 5 or 6 inches thick.

Huge. Must be some function of mutants mutating.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 15, 2021 11:05 AM (/1l9x)

389 See also; pasta, polenta, mac and cheese, etc.
Posted by: Tonypete at September 15, 2021 11:05 AM (mD/uy)
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Polenta: when grits go north.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 15, 2021 11:05 AM (3p5uk)

390 And then they will complain that they can't afford to buy a house because BOOMERS!

Depending on where you live often the primary causes of unaffordable housing is China. Offshore real estate is a great hedge against the CCP taking all your illegally earned gains...

Posted by: 18-1 at September 15, 2021 11:06 AM (DpkTQ)

391 373 Probably the same folks who thought meat jello was a good idea.

the philo t. farnsworth museum in rigby, idaho includes a display featuring celery jello and tomato basil jello.

Posted by: Kulak Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at September 15, 2021 11:06 AM (v3pYe)

392 379
But for all that we mock Spam, I don't think a Red Army soldier in 1944 was going to turn his nose up at it.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 15, 2021 11:04 AM (PZ9P9)

What was that quote about the Japanese soldier living for a month on a lb of maggot filled rice?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at September 15, 2021 11:06 AM (Y5qcH)

393 And then they will complain that they can't afford to buy a house because BOOMERS!
Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at September 15, 2021 11:04 AM (GQ5VU)

Expensive, bad tasting lattes, shitty distressed rugs made in China, overpriced crappy furniture, and lots and lots of travel all adds up to not being able to "afford" a house

Posted by: CN...FJB at September 15, 2021 11:06 AM (ONvIw)

394 Civets are not Malaysian nyah

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 15, 2021 11:06 AM (0qiZ3)

395 Grammie,

There is an Atomic Ranch Magazine, with homes from that era.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at September 15, 2021 11:07 AM (5HBd1)

396 342 Apparently our genetics changed radically in the last 50 years. Who knew?

One of the things that stands out when you look at old pictures - there are very, very few fat people.

Posted by: 18-1 at September 15, 2021 11:00 AM (DpkTQ)

A study some years back linked what happened to your grandparents affects your lifespan.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 15, 2021 11:07 AM (ynpvh)

397 Chef: That's what rich people eat: the garbage parts of the food!
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 15, 2021 11:04 AM


Yep. Kidneys, sweetbreads, monkfish, etc...all of the things that were cheap as hell until the foodie crowd "discovered" them and drove the prices through the roof.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 15, 2021 11:07 AM (m+jkK)

398 Foodies = people who love to talk about food but don't know how to cook.

Kinda like women who constantly talk about sex tend to be bad at it.

Don't ask how I know this.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at September 15, 2021 11:07 AM (vuisn)

399 Tuna dish = Killer Joe

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at September 15, 2021 11:07 AM (obcVG)

400 384 And then they will complain that they can't afford to buy a house because BOOMERS!
Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at September 15, 2021 11:04 AM (GQ5VU)
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They can't afford to buy a house largely because of Wall Street and international trade policy. The Boomers are pretty far down the list in terms of proximal causes.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 15, 2021 11:05 AM (3p5uk)

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Nah, I disagree, It's the $1200 iphones, $10 craft beers, $6 cappucinos, weekend travel monthly, etc. And not it's not stereotypes. Starbucks isn't in business because of stereotypes, they're in business because millions of Millenials spend their days there drinking that shit. And Apple doesn't have $250B in the bank from stereotypes buing iphones.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at September 15, 2021 11:07 AM (GQ5VU)

401
Sort of amazing, when you think about it, how the supposedly unhealthy eating habits of 100 years ago still managed to produce a generation that fought their way across Europe and tropical islands, yet, also managed to survive into their eighties.
Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at September 15, 2021 11:05 AM (Haj96)

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Most infantry soldiers ate much better in the Army than they did at home.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 15, 2021 11:07 AM (PZ9P9)

402 Waiter! What's this cicada doing in my soup?

Impacting a bowel, sir.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at September 15, 2021 11:07 AM (UHVv4)

403 Though in regards to housing, the we've imported what...50M legals and 40M illegals in the last 40 years right?

What would have happened to real estate prices if we hadn't increased demand by 50%?

Posted by: 18-1 at September 15, 2021 11:07 AM (DpkTQ)

404 Expensive, bad tasting lattes, shitty distressed rugs made in China, overpriced crappy furniture, and lots and lots of travel all adds up to not being able to "afford" a house
Posted by: CN...FJB at September 15, 2021 11:06 AM (ONvIw)
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To a point. That stuff is expensive. Housing is so expensive that a lot of people who don't already have a house won't be able to get one unless they make a radical relocation. Sometimes, perhaps often, the radical relocation makes sense - but housing in a lot of parts of the country is shockingly expensive, and way out of bounds when compared to incomes in the area.

Personal choices will always play a major role, but the housing market is also bonkers.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 15, 2021 11:08 AM (3p5uk)

405 No, on anything with Spam in the ingredients.

Posted by: redridinghood at September 15, 2021 11:08 AM (NpAcC)

406 Pretty sure the Chinese can keep those helis in the air.

Posted by: uisge at September 15, 2021 11:08 AM (rS0di)

407 This point has been raised before. Mr. Muse has ignored it, studiously. Perhaps it will take Midwesterner raising it to affect action.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at September 15, 2021 10:54 AM (a3Q+t)


Perhaps "shirtless" would be a suitable label.

I wonder if midwesterner would object?

And I refuse to look for photos of males that could be labelled "cheeky." Un-uh. Not gonna do it. Because they would be gay af.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at September 15, 2021 11:08 AM (RS3IW)

408 inda like women who constantly talk about sex tend to be bad at it.

Don't ask how I know this.
Posted by: Dr. Varno at September 15, 2021 11:07 AM (vuisn)

OMG, they never shut up about it!

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at September 15, 2021 11:08 AM (Y5qcH)

409 One of the thought processes during World War II was how things might be setup after the war. A lot of thinking went into this. Germany had started two (2) major global conflicts, (depending on who you asked) and one notion that was given serious thought was returning it to a completely pastoral landscape, with no ability for industrial production. This was known as the "Morgenthau Plan" after one of the FDR cabinet members. I've often thought somebody must have dusted that plan off and applied it to the US or American landscape.



Posted by: Common Tater at September 15, 2021 11:08 AM (KQuMS)

410 "The domestic ROE will be wildly different from the Afghanistan ROE.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 15, 2021 10:51 AM (3p5uk)"

This is why the Dems are so sure they'll win the fight they're picking: they KNOW they hamstrung us overseas on purpose, and assume that with the gloves off they can't be defeated. They have a cargo-cult belief in western military supremacy.

re: jobs programs and infrastructure, there is no reason we can't do that again - except for 40+ years the .gov has decided they'd rather hand transfer payments to ghettopotamuses instead of spending it on something useful. Infrastructure doesn't vote for you.

Posted by: somedood at September 15, 2021 11:08 AM (s3j76)

411 369 Don't worry, we'll be sending missions to Afghanistan every few years to repair and resupply the military equipment we gave them.
Posted by: Gen. Mark Milley at September 15, 2021 11:03 AM (OxZ6W)


You're a great American.

Posted by: lockhead, Boeing Raytheon, etc. at September 15, 2021 11:08 AM (4thlk)

412 368 Worst thing about the Stairs of Death: it's very likely not just one person who falls.

kind of like punched cards. you never make *one* typo; you always mess up the next few cards, as well.

Posted by: Kulak Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at September 15, 2021 11:08 AM (oY6Yp)

413 Eat too much and no exercise makes you fat.
Not generic. Food supply and distribution.
Food supply has grown massively thanks to Fritz Haber and his way of generating ammonia which becomes fertilizer and pesticides so the bugs do not eat our food. Once the world wars ended and rationing ended food stocks shot up and we have the infrastructure to put it anywhere anytime. Dude in Nowhere Nebraska can eat fresh caught North Pacific Salmon and King Crab caught less than 24 hours before. No we gotta get off our asses and on the treadmill.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at September 15, 2021 11:08 AM (vhtPl)

414 Nah, I disagree, It's the $1200 iphones, $10 craft beers, $6 cappucinos, weekend travel monthly, etc. And not it's not stereotypes. Starbucks isn't in business because of stereotypes, they're in business because millions of Millenials spend their days there drinking that shit. And Apple doesn't have $250B in the bank from stereotypes buing iphones.


they eat out CONSTANTLY. my family probably does eat out/takeout every OTHER week. Millies do it like every day at least once

that is EXPENSIVE

Posted by: BlackOrchid at September 15, 2021 11:09 AM (j9HX3)

415 My mom only made it once. Dad and Sis concurred regarding puke factor. Who thought tuna, noodles and creamy soup was a thing?
Posted by: Puddin Head at September 15, 2021 10:55 AM (/MaDp)

I loved that shit.... nobody else in my family did, though, including my mom who made it....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 15, 2021 11:09 AM (RHfRB)

416 367 For what it is, Spam is stupid expensive. It only exists as a consumer product because it was a luxury for a generation of WWII vets and their families.

Excellent point. We mock Spam now, but it's a reflection of the increase in our standard of living that we can do so. I'm always amused by "foodies" who wax rhapsodic about some kind of artisanal food, for which they paid 4x what the non trendy equivalent costs.

Posted by: pep at September 15, 2021 11:02 AM (ZsR3z)

I for one am glad toilet paper is splinter-free these days.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 15, 2021 11:09 AM (ynpvh)

417 > You do get a radio clock that sets itself, though. Sometimes you have to take them outside if they don't get good reception.

I did a DIY NTP server that pulls time from GPS satellites. It's accurate to a nanosecond scale.

Posted by: bonhomme at September 15, 2021 11:09 AM (UW2ZS)

418 Better than at home?

Troops and airmen in New Guinea depended upon the Aussies for food. Silver beets and bully beef they did grow sick of.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 15, 2021 11:09 AM (0qiZ3)

419 Meat is up....50% or so since the Paste Eater pulled off his coup.

But...no serious inflation right?
Posted by: 18-1


Whole tenderloins in Sept/Oct 2020 - $8.58/lb
Now? $17.27/lb.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 15, 2021 11:09 AM (OCTRt)

420 Probably the same folks who thought meat jello was a good idea.
Posted by: No One of Consequence at September 15, 2021 11:03 AM (CAJOC)



The French?

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at September 15, 2021 11:10 AM (ZSK0i)

421 Kinda like women who constantly talk about sex tend to be bad at it.


Every now and then someone links some sex columnist here. The female ones all see to answer a question about sex with "no you shouldn't be trying to make your husband happy" in every column.

For the record the male ones seem to all be gay and beyond insane (like the guy that licked Gary Bauer's doorknob - note this is NOT a euphemism.)

Posted by: 18-1 at September 15, 2021 11:10 AM (DpkTQ)

422 I'm always amused by "foodies" who wax rhapsodic about some kind of artisanal food, for which they paid 4x what the non trendy equivalent costs.
Posted by: pep

Coffee.

I'd have loved to see the pitch meeting for Starbucks from the VC's POV;

Let me see if I have this right. You are going to take an item that normally costs $.50 with unlimited refills, burn it, then add all sorts of sweeteners and assorted high-fallutin crap and turn it into hot milkshakes for adults, charge $5 for it, NO refills, and make the customers clean their own tables. Right?

Yes, that's about it.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 15, 2021 11:10 AM (mD/uy)

423
The ChiComs have been reverse-engineering high-tech US and Russian military equipment for decades. However, they consistently step on their dicks with the stuff, which is nowhere near as capable as the source designs. The most glaring deficiency is metallurgy, which they struggle to understand.

Plus, Chinese defense contractors can't help but cheat even their own country in order to squeeze out another .005% profit out of the contract. Which means shitty quality control.

Jet/jet turbine engines are the classic example. Compared to US and even Russian designs, they consistently have a woefully deficient power/weight ratio, and the service life is awful. When you have to pull an engine for overhaul at 60 hours rather than the Russians at 400 or the Americans at 1000+, it severely impacts your readiness.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 15, 2021 11:10 AM (n+4am)

424 "How difficult would it be for the Taliban to get the necessary spare parts? Even for the ground vehicles like the MRAPS, how long are they going to last?"

The gear I'm most upset about us losing are the night vision goggles. We used to be able to 'own the night', and now they can as well. I believe that there's very little maintenance necessary to keep those goggles going; just some LiON batteries.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at September 15, 2021 11:10 AM (mdjgu)

425 They can't afford to buy a house largely because of Wall Street and international trade policy. The Boomers are pretty far down the list in terms of proximal causes.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 15, 2021 11:05 AM (3p5uk)

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We are refinancing our mortgage, and just had the appraisal. Holy cow! We bought our house 4 years ago, and it would be well out of our price range now. I briefly considered selling, but not worth the hassle.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at September 15, 2021 11:10 AM (CAJOC)

426 There is an Atomic Ranch Magazine, with homes from that era.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at September 15, 2021 11:07 AM (5HBd1)


Sounds right up my alley. I'll look for it - thanks!

Posted by: grammie winger at September 15, 2021 11:10 AM (45fpk)

427 The housing market may appear "bonkers" but it's not really. It's driven by low interest rates. A $1M house with a 3% mortgage costs the same on a monthly basis as a $500K house with an 8.5% mortgage. And 8.5% was pretty standard in the 80s and 90s.

So it may look like houses have doubled in price, but in reality they haven't.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at September 15, 2021 11:10 AM (GQ5VU)

428
Nah, I disagree, It's the $1200 iphones, $10 craft beers, $6 cappucinos, weekend travel monthly, etc. And not it's not stereotypes. Starbucks isn't in business because of stereotypes, they're in business because millions of Millenials spend their days there drinking that shit. And Apple doesn't have $250B in the bank from stereotypes buing iphones.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at September 15, 2021 11:07 AM (GQ5VU)

I largely agree, the daily cost of living is high for them as are the little appliances thy have to have. I find their taste in overpriced shitty furniture to be a sad thing, too.

Posted by: CN...FJB at September 15, 2021 11:11 AM (ONvIw)

429 373 49 9 The stairs of death? OH HELL NO.
Posted by: Jordan61 at September 15, 2021 10:20 AM (Ez6QX)
Online says no one has died from falling. I would add "yet..."
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 15, 2021 10:26 AM (ynpvh)
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Probably the same folks who thought meat jello was a good idea.
Posted by: No One of Consequence at September 15, 2021 11:03 AM (CAJOC)

I'd have to as Dildo, but isn't that called an aspic?
And no, I ain't talking about the Khardashians.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 15, 2021 11:11 AM (ynpvh)

430 "supposedly unhealthy eating habits"

This is a ruling class "do as we say, not as we do" thing. They've never participated in the food pyramid shit.

It's bad enough that now I suspect it was a deliberate plot to make the underclasses into fat slobs all along. And NOBODY with two brain cells takes the government guidance seriously anymore.

Posted by: somedood at September 15, 2021 11:11 AM (s3j76)

431 they eat out CONSTANTLY. my family probably does eat out/takeout every OTHER week. Millies do it like every day at least once

that is EXPENSIVE
Posted by: BlackOrchid


Pb & j for lunch.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 15, 2021 11:11 AM (OCTRt)

432 inda like women who constantly talk about sex tend to be bad at it.

Don't ask how I know this.
Posted by: Dr. Varno

Dr. ' "Are you sexually active?"

Above mentioned woman: "No. Usually I just lay there."

Posted by: Tonypete at September 15, 2021 11:11 AM (mD/uy)

433 420 Probably the same folks who thought meat jello was a good idea.
Posted by: No One of Consequence at September 15, 2021 11:03 AM (CAJOC)


The French?
Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at September 15, 2021 11:10 AM (ZSK0i)

It's not that bad. Hogs head cheese isn't something I'd seek out, but if I had to live on it, it wouldn't be so bad.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at September 15, 2021 11:12 AM (Y5qcH)

434 That mac and cheese and spam thing? Umm, nope.

Posted by: Northernlurkerish at September 15, 2021 11:12 AM (cSyAR)

435 The housing market may appear "bonkers" but it's not really. It's driven by low interest rates. A $1M house with a 3% mortgage costs the same on a monthly basis as a $500K house with an 8.5% mortgage. And 8.5% was pretty standard in the 80s and 90s.

So it may look like houses have doubled in price, but in reality they haven't.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at September 15, 2021 11:10 AM (GQ5VU)
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They have doubled in price. They haven't doubled in payment, and interest rates are the main driver of that. The downside to that is that the required down payment grows right along with the inflated price, acting as a significant barrier to entry. If you don't have the down payment, you get to pay PMI and that will push up your carrying costs dramatically.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 15, 2021 11:12 AM (3p5uk)

436 "Even small arms will gradually become unusable if not properly maintained."

Military small arms are fairly rugged. I've got an M1 Garand built in 1944 that works flawlessly, it doesn't take much upkeep. That gradual timeline for weapons that aren't being used daily in fire-fights is decades....

Posted by: you're in hell the world ended at September 15, 2021 11:13 AM (mCFs3)

437 "240 Somedood @ 92- You just opened the floodgates of Lake Hate in me. Not for China, but for the Yankee government in Washington City.
Posted by: Eromero at September 15, 2021 10:48 AM (0OP+5)"

Wife said the same thing. She's been raging since last night. It's even worse because she spent years when she was younger (and more gullible) doing volunteer and community work, only to see places like Seattle, Portland, and SF look the way they do today.

Posted by: somedood at September 15, 2021 11:13 AM (s3j76)

438 Me: Do not like to cook. Love to eat. One reason I got married.

Me: Hate to write. Love to have written. Has nothing to do with the wife.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at September 15, 2021 11:13 AM (vhtPl)

439 I imagine the Taliban will get plenty of help from all our country's new allies under this administration.

Posted by: Dagwood at September 15, 2021 11:13 AM (fBzrD)

440 Obesity is all genetics, what a load of codswallop. A person has to want to lose weight more than they enjoy eating. Yes, some people have to work a lot harder at it than others. Life isn't fair but it doesn't make you a victim.

Posted by: JuJuBee at September 15, 2021 11:13 AM (Y0dLt)

441
they eat out CONSTANTLY. my family probably does eat out/takeout every OTHER week. Millies do it like every day at least once

that is EXPENSIVE
Posted by: BlackOrchid at September 15, 2021 11:09 AM (j9HX3)

And when they don't eat out they take out, also from overpriced restaurants. Dinner for 4 really doesn't need to cost $100.

Posted by: CN...FJB at September 15, 2021 11:13 AM (ONvIw)

442
434 That mac and cheese and spam thing? Umm, nope.
Posted by: Northernlurkerish at September 15, 2021 11:12 AM (cSyAR)


Word... makes my guts roll just looking at it, NL....

Posted by: kraken at September 15, 2021 11:13 AM (6Je/Q)

443 Grammie,

There is an Atomic Ranch Magazine, with homes from that era.

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I think they used to have a hanging calendar too. I love mid-century modern as well. I was a young kid during that time period, so I just associate it with all good things from my early childhood. My dad still has a lot of his original furniture from those years, but much of it has been broken or disguarded too. I want that 3-lightbulb floor lamp, darnit! If I ever won the lottery, I'd do an entire big rec room with nothing but original mid-century modern.

Posted by: Lady in Black at September 15, 2021 11:14 AM (O+I8R)

444
they eat out CONSTANTLY. my family probably does eat out/takeout every OTHER week. Millies do it like every day at least once

that is EXPENSIVE
Posted by: BlackOrchid at September 15, 2021 11:09 AM (j9HX3)

Well not knowing how to cook has its consequences.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead at September 15, 2021 11:14 AM (z5Vrg)

445 Jut got back so excuse me if this has been mentioned. My concern over the equipment is the sensitive stuff. The Night Vision systems, not just for soldiers but for drivers and pilots, the counter-SAM gear on the aircraft. The imaging systems on the aircraft and drones. The SIGINT AND ELINT systems for the intel.folks.

Losing these systems will kill a hell of a lot of Americans in the next war.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 15, 2021 11:14 AM (axyOa)

446 372 347 You don't actually get an atomic clock.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at September 15, 2021 10:56 AM (Y5qcH)

I am disappoint.
Posted by: grammie winger at September 15, 2021 11:00 AM (45fpk)


What, did you think there was a microscopic little pellet of uranium inside the clock that powered it?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at September 15, 2021 11:14 AM (RS3IW)

447 Losing these systems will kill a hell of a lot of Americans in the next war.

Mission Accomplished

Posted by: Gen Milley at September 15, 2021 11:15 AM (DpkTQ)

448 I have seen it written that the Chinese will perform the maintenance on the Taliban choppers. Well, some of it. I don't think the Chinese can fix Blackhawks. I give those about 30 days until 75% are grounded, and after a year not even one.

There are also a buttload of Russian choppers in inventory, and the Chinese can maintain those no problem.

Posted by: blaster at September 15, 2021 11:15 AM (mbFEM)

449 They have doubled in price. They haven't doubled in payment, and interest rates are the main driver of that. The downside to that is that the required down payment grows right along with the inflated price, acting as a significant barrier to entry. If you don't have the down payment, you get to pay PMI and that will push up your carrying costs dramatically.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 15, 2021 11:12 AM (3p5uk)

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Eh, PMI is overblown. It's an insignificant amount, relative to total cost. I'd bet most people spend more on Starbucks every month than they do on PMI.

As for downpayment, what's that? LOL. Nobody puts money down on houses anymore. Or if they do it's 3% or something ridiculously low like that. 20% down is for investment properties only.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at September 15, 2021 11:15 AM (GQ5VU)

450 We are refinancing our mortgage, and just had the appraisal. Holy cow! We bought our house 4 years ago, and it would be well out of our price range now. I briefly considered selling, but not worth the hassle.
Posted by: No One of Consequence at September 15, 2021 11:10 AM (CAJOC)


Same here. Refi was finished a couple of weeks ago. We bought the house 3 years ago. Increase in value: $235k. The appraisal was $20k OVER the most ridiculous estimate on Trulia, Zillow, etc.

Posted by: Jordan61 at September 15, 2021 11:15 AM (Ez6QX)

451 Well not knowing how to cook has its consequences.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead at September 15, 2021 11:14 AM (z5Vrg)

You mean being too lazy to cook. Anyone can find a recipe these days.

Posted by: CN...FJB at September 15, 2021 11:15 AM (ONvIw)

452 "436 "Even small arms will gradually become unusable if not properly maintained."

Military small arms are fairly rugged. I've got an M1 Garand built in 1944 that works flawlessly, it doesn't take much upkeep. That gradual timeline for weapons that aren't being used daily in fire-fights is decades....
Posted by: you're in hell the world ended at September 15, 2021 11:13 AM (mCFs3)"

This is where the military white-glove-clean overreaction came from, and why it's actually important to keep to a certain degree of cleanliness; the biggest killer of arms is putting them away in storage, sometimes in a hurry, with too much moisture-attracting carbon and not enough oil or corrosion inhibitors.

Don't keep things in the safe dirty, and you'll be able to cache them properly on short notice and expect them to last. And you WILL have to cache them - "when it's time to bury them, it's time to use them" is backwards. When it's time to use them, it's time to bury them - so those hunting you don't find it in your closet between ops, and then take you out back and shoot you.

Posted by: somedood at September 15, 2021 11:15 AM (s3j76)

453 Afghanistan? What's Afghanistan ?

Posted by: Your sycophant press at September 15, 2021 11:15 AM (L91xj)

454 What, did you think there was a microscopic little pellet of uranium inside the clock that powered it?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at September 15, 2021 11:14 AM (RS3IW)


So, you're saying there's not?

Posted by: grammie winger at September 15, 2021 11:16 AM (45fpk)

455 When does der senil fuehrer take to wearing a uniform?

It's funny how often lefties have taunted conservatives with coming fascism.

Posted by: Northernlurkerish at September 15, 2021 11:16 AM (cSyAR)

456 Speaking of paste eaters, time to take my Ivermectin.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 15, 2021 11:16 AM (RoIW/)

457 Kinda like women who constantly talk about sex tend to be bad at it.

Don't ask how I know this.
Posted by: Dr. Varno at September 15, 2021 11:07 AM (vuisn)

OMG, they never shut up about it!
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at September 15, 2021 11:08 AM (Y5qcH)

They only have one thing on their minds.

Posted by: Count de Monet, unvaccinated Kulak-American at September 15, 2021 11:16 AM (4I/2K)

458 The most important military equipment is the communications gear and the cyrpto. Losing that to an enemy goes way beyond monetary value.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at September 15, 2021 11:16 AM (Y5qcH)

459 What, did you think there was a microscopic little pellet of uranium inside the clock that powered it?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at September 15, 2021 11:14 AM (RS3IW)


So, you're saying there's not?

Posted by: grammie winger at September 15, 2021 11:16 AM (45fpk)

What makes it "atomic"....the name?

Posted by: BignJames at September 15, 2021 11:17 AM (AwYPR)

460 Okay, a COB is throwing down with grammie.

Who's got the popcorn?

Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at September 15, 2021 11:18 AM (Haj96)

461 High all... So Gruesome Newsome won ? Call me shocked... Being a Californian I had no doubt he would..... I fully expect now he's "saved" the covid shut downs will begin

Posted by: It's me donna at September 15, 2021 11:18 AM (L91xj)

462 They don't teach you how to cook in school. And the FNM tells women it is sexist if they learn how.

So...most people don't know how to cook anymore. Even if they wanted to.

Posted by: 18-1 at September 15, 2021 11:18 AM (DpkTQ)

463 You can't just sell a house, like a place you could raise a family. It all has to be landscaped and look like something out of a home improvement show. I hope we can get a decent appraisal on this place this next time. Last one was really low ball and they need to put a mortgage on the place to buy me out.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at September 15, 2021 11:18 AM (5HBd1)

464 What makes it "atomic"....the name?
Posted by: BignJames at September 15, 2021 11:17 AM (AwYPR)
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The time is set by long-wave radio signals from the cesium-based atomic clocks. They are the master timekeeping source and they broadcast a powerful synchronization signal. Your clock tunes that frequency and sets itself periodically to remain in sync against the real atomic clock.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 15, 2021 11:18 AM (3p5uk)

465 This testimony from gymnast McKayla Maroney is heartbreaking and rage inducing:

https://twitter.com/DailyCaller/status
/1438168186017431558

Posted by: IrishEi at September 15, 2021 11:19 AM (+ZGEx)

466 Lucky me, that casserole has peas in it.

Can't eat.

Posted by: Axeman at September 15, 2021 11:19 AM (XHhHI)

467 Eh, PMI is overblown. It's an insignificant amount, relative to total cost. I'd bet most people spend more on Starbucks every month than they do on PMI.

As for downpayment, what's that? LOL. Nobody puts money down on houses anymore. Or if they do it's 3% or something ridiculously low like that. 20% down is for investment properties only.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at September 15, 2021 11:15 AM (GQ5VU)


Oh lookit Richie Rich here!

PMI adds 10% or so to the payment. Some creative lenders will give you two loans so that neither is 85% of value. But the second is at a somewhat higher rate. It all comes out in the end.

Posted by: blaster at September 15, 2021 11:19 AM (mbFEM)

468 OMG, they never shut up about it!

posted by: sniffybigtoe at September 15, 2021 11:08 AM (Y5qcH)

They only have one thing on their minds.

Posted by: Count de Monet, unvaccinated Kulak-American at September 15, 2021 11:16 AM (4I/2K)


they make us feel like a piece of meat.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 15, 2021 11:19 AM (RoIW/)

469 I would not be surprised if there are yet to this day a few pallets of Spam still lingering in some old warehouse stockpile in the former Soviet Russia. The quantities of that shipped abroad during the 2nd world war are staggering. The Soviets were very approving of this particular staple, it was much better than their usual fare by all accounts.

Posted by: Common Tater at September 15, 2021 11:19 AM (KQuMS)

470 Lucky me, that casserole has peas in it.

All I can think about is how salty that would be

Posted by: It's me donna at September 15, 2021 11:19 AM (L91xj)

471 What, did you think there was a microscopic little pellet of uranium inside the clock that powered it?
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at September 15, 2021 11:14 AM (RS3IW)

You can buy atomic clocks. They're just kinda pricey and not usually the "hang on the wall" types. They are usually rack mounted, scientific instruments.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at September 15, 2021 11:19 AM (Y5qcH)

472
And you WILL have to cache them - "when it's time to bury them, it's time to use them" is backwards. When it's time to use them, it's time to bury them - so those hunting you don't find it in your closet between ops, and then take you out back and shoot you.
Posted by: somedood at September 15, 2021 11:15 AM (s3j76)


Also, the JBTs will wait until you're at work, then bust down your door and clean out your safe. Because breaking down your door and shooting your dog is a lot safer if the resident isn't standing in the hallway with a Kalashnikov.

Having an alternate stash of weapons/ammo that isn't readily available for confiscation is just good planning.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 15, 2021 11:20 AM (n+4am)

473 "Losing these systems will kill a hell of a lot of Americans in the next war.
Posted by: Diogenes at September 15, 2021 11:14 AM (axyOa)"

It would if we were going to put up a serious fight. We won't, especially the woke Navy. Are are going to get a serious ass-pounding before things get better, assuming someone like the current WH meat puppet doesn't just roll over or open the city gates in the middle of the night.

It's hard to really explain this to those outside military circles: every year more of our military resembles the sort of kabuki BS the Afghan military was made of. The naval collisions and rust y deck armament are no joke.

Posted by: somedood at September 15, 2021 11:20 AM (s3j76)

474 434 That mac and cheese and spam thing? Umm, nope.
Posted by: Northernlurkerish at September 15, 2021 11:12 AM


Just wait...

Posted by: Teh Burning Times at September 15, 2021 11:20 AM (xPJGM)

475
My cooking skills have improved from about zero to basic competence. Her Majesty is often away, so I do soups, roasts and chicken, grilling, basic veggies and so on. Nothing great, no sous vide, but something is ready when she comes home.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 15, 2021 11:20 AM (PZ9P9)

476 now he's "saved" the covid shut downs will begin

Posted by: It's me donna at September 15, 2021 11:18 AM (L91xj)

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My thought also. We're going to be punished for daring to strike at the king.

Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at September 15, 2021 11:20 AM (Haj96)

477 What makes it "atomic"....the name?

Posted by: BignJames at September 15, 2021 11:17 AM (AwYPR)


They have little radio receivers inside tuned to one of the WWV (National Bureau of Standards) frequencies that broadcast a time signal, based on the NBS atomic clock, that timepieces can be synced to.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at September 15, 2021 11:20 AM (RS3IW)

478 Yep. That's one of the the most tone-deaf pictures I've ever seen. It's abundantly clear who rules whom.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at September 15, 2021 10:55 AM (ZIoLS)

My relative who lives in Asia said it looked like an image from the golden age of Colonialism.

Posted by: Bill Clinton at September 15, 2021 11:21 AM (oEn12)

479 You mean being too lazy to cook. Anyone can find a recipe these days.
Posted by: CN...FJB at September 15, 2021 11:15 AM (ONvIw)


Exactly. It's not just that there are cookbooks available for practically every type of cuisine on Earth. Just go to a Chapters - the cookbook section takes up a third of the store! Then there's also the internet. If I want to find out how to cook Ethiopian doro wat, I can find a dozen versions of the recipe online. "But it doesn't taste like in the restaurants!" is the whine. Then try another recipe. Foreigners don't have magic hands that can produce what no other human being can produce. If you practise and try repeatedly, you'll be able to cook anything you want.

Posted by: Dr. Mabusette, just to clarify things at September 15, 2021 11:21 AM (iGurG)

480 they make us feel like a piece of meat.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 15, 2021 11:19 AM (RoIW/)

I like pretending I'm incredibly bored when woman are yammering on about their sex life.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at September 15, 2021 11:21 AM (Y5qcH)

481 Mary Elizabeth Winstead

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I would like to show her the vipers of my homeworld.

Posted by: ShainS -- Unauthorized Freedom Exhibitionist at September 15, 2021 11:21 AM (lAZxY)

482 Used to have a friend that grew up in the Tri Cities region, near Hanford. He had a pencil advertising a local business, that had a plastic insert under the eraser. Was supposed to contain depleted uranium. I really hope it didn't as it was the sort of thing a school aged kid would chew on.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at September 15, 2021 11:22 AM (5HBd1)

483 That mac and cheese and spam thing? Umm, nope.

Posted by: Northernlurkerish at September 15, 2021 11:12 AM

Just wait...

Posted by: Teh Burning Times at September 15, 2021 11:20 AM (xPJGM)

Fantastic "barter item".

Posted by: BignJames at September 15, 2021 11:22 AM (AwYPR)

484 I think on those stairs I think I would be reduced to sitting and scooting down them like a toddler.

Posted by: irright at September 15, 2021 11:22 AM (SchQD)

485 they make us feel like a piece of meat.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 15, 2021 11:19 AM (RoIW/)

It's like they don't care about my mind.

Posted by: Count de Monet, unvaccinated Kulak-American at September 15, 2021 11:22 AM (4I/2K)

486 I had a craving for Spam a couple of years ago so I bought a tin and made a sandwich that will be it for a long time.

Now I have the beginnings of a bologna sandwich. Maybe OM can find a photo of an artisanal bologna sandwich.

Posted by: Northernlurkerish at September 15, 2021 11:23 AM (cSyAR)

487 An atomic wedgie is when the wedgie happens all at once.

Posted by: Axeman at September 15, 2021 11:23 AM (XHhHI)

488 The time is set by long-wave radio signals from the cesium-based atomic clocks. They are the master timekeeping source and they broadcast a powerful synchronization signal. Your clock tunes that frequency and sets itself periodically to remain in sync against the real atomic clock.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 15, 2021 11:18 AM (3p5uk)


Short-wave, I think. The WWV signal can be heard on 5. 10, and 15 mHz.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at September 15, 2021 11:23 AM (RS3IW)

489 Mary Elizabeth Winstead is a very attractive woman.

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 15, 2021 11:23 AM (QFVV9)

490 My mom only made it once. Dad and Sis concurred regarding puke factor. Who thought tuna, noodles and creamy soup was a thing?

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 15, 2021 10:55 AM (/MaDp)


I still have a box of "Tuna Helper" (Use by 17Jan2011) in my pantry. It's noodles and magic powder, what could go bad.

Posted by: Javems at September 15, 2021 11:23 AM (AmoqO)

491 Um, it was USA Today who gave us the happy face about the weapons left behind. There's that.

Posted by: Ziba at September 15, 2021 11:23 AM (S1hrL)

492 What makes it "atomic"....the name?

Posted by: BignJames at September 15, 2021 11:17 AM (AwYPR)

They have little radio receivers inside tuned to one of the WWV (National Bureau of Standards) frequencies that broadcast a time signal, based on the NBS atomic clock, that timepieces can be synced to.


I always thought an "atomic clock" from the 60s had that name because of its appearance - often a sort of sunburst with little circles along the outside. It was made to look like an atom, with a nucleus and electrons revolving around it.

Posted by: Dr. Mabusette, just to clarify things at September 15, 2021 11:23 AM (iGurG)

493 I can find a dozen versions of the recipe online. "But it doesn't taste like in the restaurants!" is the whine.

I recently made a lamb vindaloo using a recipe I got from a guy online who said it would make the dish taste like it was made in a restaurant. He was right. It was spectacular. The only downside was that it took literally all day.

Posted by: pep at September 15, 2021 11:23 AM (ZsR3z)

494 Probably the same folks who thought meat jello was a good idea.
Posted by: No One of Consequence at September 15, 2021 11:03 AM (CAJOC)


The French?
Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy

Might help explain that whole Jerry Lewis thing....

Posted by: JT at September 15, 2021 11:23 AM (arJlL)

495 480 they make us feel like a piece of meat.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 15, 2021 11:19 AM (RoIW/)

I like pretending I'm incredibly bored when woman are yammering on about their sex life.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at September 15, 2021 11:21 AM (Y5qcH)

You have to pretend?

Posted by: Dr. Varno at September 15, 2021 11:23 AM (vuisn)

496 And you shall be baked in a tuna casserole till you are expired.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at September 15, 2021 11:23 AM (obcVG)

497 I've never had any woman talk to me about her sex life.

Also, I prefer either a high Edwardian Lutyens house or a nice Arts and Crafts bungalow.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 15, 2021 11:23 AM (2JVJo)

498 I like pretending I'm incredibly bored when woman are yammering on about their sex life.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at September 15, 2021 11:21 AM (Y5qcH)


i put my hands over my ears and repeat "lalalalalalalal"

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 15, 2021 11:23 AM (RoIW/)

499
Hey, my eyes are up here!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 15, 2021 11:24 AM (PZ9P9)

500 Mary Elizabeth Winstead

She's in a movie on Netflix called Kate. She does a scene in her tiny unmentionables and she is surprisingly...fit. I am pretty sure she insisted on that scene being in the movie...

It's not awful. The movie.

Posted by: blaster at September 15, 2021 11:24 AM (mbFEM)

501 The Spam Spam Spam Eggs and Spam does not have much Spam in it.

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 15, 2021 11:24 AM (yrol0)

502 >>Mary Elizabeth Winstead


The real crime here is that I didn't wake up to her sitting on my face.

Posted by: garrett at September 15, 2021 11:24 AM (QOICl)

503 487 An atomic wedgie is when the wedgie happens all at once.
Posted by: Axeman at September 15, 2021 11:23 AM (XHhHI)

I thought it was when both feet left the ground and the mass of your body was giving you the wedgie.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at September 15, 2021 11:24 AM (Y5qcH)

504 They already made me talk like Biden.

Posted by: irright at September 15, 2021 11:24 AM (SchQD)

505 485 they make us feel like a piece of meat.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 15, 2021 11:19 AM (RoIW/)

It's like they don't care about my mind.

Posted by: Count de Monet, unvaccinated Kulak-American at September 15, 2021 11:22 AM (4I/2K)


And they never call or write. For them it's just "bang my fur, thank you sir!" And then goodbye. How selfish.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at September 15, 2021 11:24 AM (RS3IW)

506 assuming that's the Who-Dis Girl.

Posted by: garrett at September 15, 2021 11:24 AM (QOICl)

507 She's in a movie on Netflix called Kate. She does a scene in her tiny unmentionables and she is surprisingly...fit. I am pretty sure she insisted on that scene being in the movie...

It's not awful. The movie.


Concur on all counts.

Posted by: pep at September 15, 2021 11:25 AM (ZsR3z)

508 485 they make us feel like a piece of meat.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 15, 2021 11:19 AM (RoIW/)

It's like they don't care about my mind.

Posted by: Count de Monet, unvaccinated Kulak-American at September 15, 2021 11:22 AM (4I/2K)

they make us feel so cheap.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 15, 2021 11:25 AM (RoIW/)

509 I like an atomic clock that gives you the phases of the moon.

Posted by: JuJuBee at September 15, 2021 11:25 AM (Y0dLt)

510 504 They already made me talk like Biden.
Posted by: irright at September 15, 2021 11:24 AM (SchQD)

Not sure anyone could talk like biden... Except maybe in a care facility

Posted by: It's me donna at September 15, 2021 11:25 AM (L91xj)

511 The most important military equipment is the communications gear and the cyrpto. Losing that to an enemy goes way beyond monetary value.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at September 15, 2021 11:16 AM (Y5qcH)


Yup. Harkens back to the Walker spy case.
Absolutely criminal.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 15, 2021 11:25 AM (axyOa)

512 Stars of death shows where Empire got its inspiration for its no safety rails policy.

Posted by: Darth Randall at September 15, 2021 11:26 AM (3TihK)

513 The Burning Times stockpile that my brothers and have put together has lots of Spam in it.

I may add to the collection this weekend, too.

Posted by: Sasquatch, the Original Trans-Wookie at September 15, 2021 11:26 AM (MH0eD)

514 Any one who did a lot of camping in the 70s had spam casserole.

Tried to make lasagna over a camp fire using a card board box as an improvised oven. It tastes like burnt box.

Posted by: Big V Caffeinated at September 15, 2021 11:26 AM (Mqlxw)

515 Raking FBI over the coals...

@tomselliott 58m

@Simone_Biles: "We suffered and continue to suffer because no one at @FBI or U.S. AG or USOPC did what was necessary to protect us. We have been failed and we deserve answers. Nassar is where he belongs but those who enabled him deserve to be held accountable."

@McKaylaMaroney: "After telling my entire story of abuse to the @FBI in the summer of 2015, not only did the FBI not report my abuse, but when they eventually documented my report, 17 months later, they made up entirely false claims about what I said."

More at thread: https://tinyurl.com/yz7vhzmy

Posted by: Tami at September 15, 2021 11:26 AM (cF8AT)

516 461 High all... So Gruesome Newsome won ? Call me shocked... Being a Californian I had no doubt he would..... I fully expect now he's "saved" the covid shut downs will begin

yeah. he doesn't have to suck up to the voters for a while.

Posted by: Kulak Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at September 15, 2021 11:26 AM (v3pYe)

517 i put my hands over my ears and repeat "lalalalalalalal"

I do the same thing at the doctor's office when she starts talking about weight loss and exercise.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at September 15, 2021 11:26 AM (SchxB)

518 U.S. gymnast @McKaylaMaroney: "After telling my entire story of abuse to the FBI in the summer of 2015, not only did the FBI not report my abuse, but when they eventually documented my report, 17 months later, they made up entirely false claims about what I said."

https://bit.ly/3hzZjw7

Posted by: bonhomme at September 15, 2021 11:26 AM (UW2ZS)

519 496 And you shall be baked in a tuna casserole till you are expired.
Posted by: Humphreyrobot at September 15, 2021 11:23 AM (obcVG)


Isn't that a tasty dish to set before a king?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 15, 2021 11:26 AM (s2VJv)

520 We can haz recriminations thread on Newsom recall?

Bottom line: Get out of California.

Posted by: blaster at September 15, 2021 11:27 AM (mbFEM)

521 The problem with taking out fuel, food & power from published inflation rates is that LIV do not know this.

Thus, in their mind-well I know what I'm paying for fuel and food, so overall, other things must have gone down to bring it down to X%.

If more knew that the published rate did not include said items, they'd be more like Holy Phuck

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at September 15, 2021 11:27 AM (yMqqR)

522 Isn't spam Hawaii's state food?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 15, 2021 11:27 AM (RoIW/)

523
Carolyn Maloney looks like the offspring of Mary Travers and a toad.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 15, 2021 11:27 AM (s2VJv)

524 I've never had any woman talk to me about her sex life.

I've had a couple of managers I've worked with saying the worst thing about managing young women on their teams is having to listen to them tell you about the details of their love lives.

Best strategy is to pretend they said nothing and just dive into the work items apparently.

Posted by: 18-1 at September 15, 2021 11:27 AM (DpkTQ)

525 Talk Like Joe Biden Day:

A lot of "Look, fat" and references to "Cornpop".

Posted by: Axeman at September 15, 2021 11:27 AM (XHhHI)

526 Posted by: Tami at September 15, 2021 11:26 AM (cF8AT)

Despicable

Posted by: It's me donna at September 15, 2021 11:27 AM (L91xj)

527 recently made a lamb vindaloo using a recipe I got from a guy online who said it would make the dish taste like it was made in a restaurant. He was right. It was spectacular. The only downside was that it took literally all day.

If you made it every week, you'd probably devise shortcuts and labor-saving techniques so it wouldn't be such a big job. I made Butter Chicken that tastes just like what they serve at the Bombay Palace. No wonder - it's from the Bombay Palace cookbook! Still, it's their signature dish, and perfectly reproducible at home, you just have to plan ahead and have the ingredients on hand.

Posted by: Dr. Mabusette, just to clarify things at September 15, 2021 11:27 AM (iGurG)

528 The loss of that communications equipment is easily the worst thing that happened in Afghanistan.

People should be hung for allowing it to happen.

Posted by: Sasquatch, the Original Trans-Wookie at September 15, 2021 11:27 AM (MH0eD)

529 Can you sous vide on a campfire?
Or is that roughing it a bit too much?

Posted by: Dr. Varno at September 15, 2021 11:27 AM (vuisn)

530 I always thought an "atomic clock" from the 60s had that name because of its appearance - often a sort of sunburst with little circles along the outside. It was made to look like an atom, with a nucleus and electrons revolving around it.
Posted by: Dr. Mabusette, just to clarify things at September 15, 2021 11:23 AM (iGurG)
+++
Also yes. That is a style, popular in the mid 50s through the mid-late 60s.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 15, 2021 11:27 AM (3p5uk)

531 Raking FBI over the coals...
Posted by: Tami at September 15, 2021 11:26 AM (cF8AT)

Abolish The FBI.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 15, 2021 11:27 AM (/1l9x)

532
i put my hands over my ears and repeat "lalalalalalalal"
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 15, 2021 11:23 AM (RoIW/)

My favorite is when they tell me something gross, I give them the "WTF" look, and they tell me they were "just experimenting."

Like its all for the advancement of science or something. Their experiments with their genitals is going to find out something new that women haven't discovered before in the last 200,000 years or humans doing it.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at September 15, 2021 11:27 AM (Y5qcH)

533 As with the virus (bio-weapon) ... the value of the weapons is important, but TeamBiden gave a lot of our tech to China/Iran. ...

Fauci gave some money to Wuhan and that other lab to do bio-weapon research, which was banned in the USA. imo it was a little money he gave, but he provided the tech/research. ...

We did this in our universities for 50 years or more, welcoming in the CCP to collect all our tech, Clintons helped by giving them access to top secret tech ... but that keeps the MIC money flowing "gotta keep ahead of China, need more funding".

Posted by: illiniwek at September 15, 2021 11:28 AM (Cus5s)

534
Had an All-American Slam at Dennys this morning. I'm sure I'll pay for that.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 15, 2021 11:28 AM (PZ9P9)

535 Mom would dice the spam up into little cubes and add a can of cream of mushroom.. Yes I grew up in luxury.

Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at September 15, 2021 11:28 AM (reJA3)

536 Don't forget to brine the SPAM for a few days before cooking.

Posted by: klaftern at September 15, 2021 11:28 AM (taPSh)

537 515 Raking FBI over the coals...

Posted by: Tami at September 15, 2021 11:26 AM (cF8AT)


Oh boy! There will surely be new modules added to the mandatory annual training over this!

Posted by: blaster at September 15, 2021 11:28 AM (mbFEM)

538 Suck it up, you little bitch. America needs those golds to show the Russians who's boss!

Posted by: The FBI at September 15, 2021 11:29 AM (UHVv4)

539 When they just assume that a dinner date comes with after dinner bedroom fun.

Posted by: Count de Monet, unvaccinated Kulak-American at September 15, 2021 11:29 AM (4I/2K)

540 omg Makayla Maroney

I'm crying

I hate the FBI

Posted by: BlackOrchid at September 15, 2021 11:29 AM (j9HX3)

541 Talk Like A Biden Day coming up September 19. Every sentence has to start with Look, fat. Trailing off in mid sentence with You know, the thing. Admonish people with I'm not supposed to (fill in the blank).

Posted by: JuJuBee at September 15, 2021 11:29 AM (Y0dLt)

542 Video of Milley claiming China is not an enemy in 2015.

https://bit.ly/3hzZGH1

Posted by: bonhomme at September 15, 2021 11:29 AM (UW2ZS)

543 >>I always thought an "atomic clock" from the 60s had that name because of its appearance - often a sort of sunburst with little circles along the outside. It was made to look like an atom, with a nucleus and electrons revolving around it.



Atomic Dots on MilkGlass and High Ball glasses. I have many sets.

Posted by: garrett at September 15, 2021 11:29 AM (QOICl)

544 When has the FBI last done something of value?

Posted by: Northernlurkerish at September 15, 2021 11:29 AM (cSyAR)

545 They have little radio receivers inside tuned to one of the WWV (National Bureau of Standards) frequencies that broadcast a time signal, based on the NBS atomic clock, that timepieces can be synced to.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at September 15, 2021 11:20 AM (RS3IW)


Funny how fancy stuff like that instantly became obsolete in the past 15 years with the advent of wifi, smart phones and watches. Now you can sync to whatever with the clock hanging in your kitchen or on your nightstand. Plus, the old atomic clocks couldn't be used in an IoT attack, so win/win.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at September 15, 2021 11:29 AM (wAnMi)

546
Oh boy! There will surely be new modules added to the mandatory annual training over this!


Second 3252.234.23.1

1) An FBI Agent will not take home witness testimony to use as a marital aide.

Posted by: 18-1 at September 15, 2021 11:30 AM (DpkTQ)

547 490 I still have a box of "Tuna Helper" (Use by 17Jan2011) in my pantry. It's noodles and magic powder, what could go bad.

opened an ancient box of kraft mac and cheese sometime last year. the yellow powder had gone brown.

Posted by: Kulak Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at September 15, 2021 11:30 AM (sGtp+)

548 541 Talk Like A Biden Day coming up September 19. Every sentence has to start with Look, fat.


C'mon Man...

Posted by: It's me donna at September 15, 2021 11:30 AM (L91xj)

549 If you made it every week, you'd probably devise shortcuts and labor-saving techniques so it wouldn't be such a big job. I made Butter Chicken that tastes just like what they serve at the Bombay Palace. No wonder - it's from the Bombay Palace cookbook! Still, it's their signature dish, and perfectly reproducible at home, you just have to plan ahead and have the ingredients on hand.

True. Much of the time was taken up with preparing the curry base, the various spice combos, and other assorted prep.

Posted by: pep at September 15, 2021 11:30 AM (ZsR3z)

550 Mom would dice the spam up into little cubes and add a can of cream of mushroom.. Yes I grew up in luxury.
Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at September 15, 2021 11:28 AM (reJA3)

A gourmand!

Posted by: Count de Monet, unvaccinated Kulak-American at September 15, 2021 11:30 AM (4I/2K)

551 If there is no control group and null hypothesis, it isn't an experiment.

You're just fuckin' about.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 15, 2021 11:30 AM (RHfRB)

552 When does der senil fuehrer take to wearing a uniform?

It's funny how often lefties have taunted conservatives with coming fascism.

Posted by: Northernlurkerish

He's got the sunglasses, just needs the epaulets. And medals, like Naptime with the Pants-Shitting Cluster.

Posted by: Crom's Tankard at September 15, 2021 11:30 AM (SQsJE)

553 Atomic clocks?
Hell, i never understood the periodic table.
What is it with time anyway?

Posted by: Diogenes at September 15, 2021 11:30 AM (axyOa)

554 I thought you had to hang the SPAM upside down for a few days before cooking it.

Posted by: JuJuBee at September 15, 2021 11:30 AM (Y0dLt)

555 Who would Pelosi's replacement be?

This may blow back on that scrunt

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at September 15, 2021 11:30 AM (ySQBZ)

556
When has the FBI last done something of value?
Posted by: Northernlurkerish at September 15, 2021 11:29 AM (cSyAR)

_________

Ask Efram Zimbalist, Jr.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 15, 2021 11:30 AM (PZ9P9)

557 Atomic Blonde > Atomic Clock

Posted by: illiniwek at September 15, 2021 11:30 AM (Cus5s)

558 Pfizers new daily Covid pill utilizes a protease inhibitor Ivermectin is also a protease inhibitor

Mercks trial on knockoff Ivermectin start today.

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 15, 2021 11:30 AM (yrol0)

559 Oh boy! There will surely be new modules added to the mandatory annual training over this!
Posted by: blaster at September 15, 2021 11:28 AM (mbFEM)



Sigh yeah, and that is probably all that will happen

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 15, 2021 11:31 AM (Irn0L)

560 Had an All-American Slam at Dennys this morning. I'm sure I'll pay for that.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 15, 2021 11:28 AM (PZ9P9)

Yes. Yes you will.

Posted by: Your Colon at September 15, 2021 11:31 AM (/1l9x)

561 What is it with time anyway?
Posted by: Diogenes at September 15, 2021 11:30 AM (axyOa)
++++
Time is an illusion. Lunchtime, doubly so.

Posted by: Ford Prefect at September 15, 2021 11:31 AM (3p5uk)

562 544 When has the FBI last done something of value?
Posted by: Northernlurkerish at September 15, 2021 11:29 AM (cSyAR)

We shut down any investigation of Hunter biden to make sure joe got elected!

Posted by: FBI at September 15, 2021 11:31 AM (L91xj)

563 Oh boy! There will surely be new modules added to the mandatory annual training over this!
Posted by: blaster at September 15, 2021 11:28 AM (mbFEM)



Sigh yeah, and that is probably all that will happen
Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 15, 2021 11:31 AM (Irn0L)

Oh more diversity training of course

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 15, 2021 11:31 AM (Irn0L)

564 Talk Like A Biden Day coming up September 19. Every sentence has to start with Look, fat.
---
Yer a lyin' pony-faced-soldier-dog!

Posted by: Axeman at September 15, 2021 11:31 AM (XHhHI)

565 Maroney: "The @FBI, U.S. OG and USOPC sat idly by while dozens of girls continue to be molested by Larry Nasser ... They had legal, legitimate evidence of child abuse and did nothing ... These FBI agents have committed an obvious crime; they falsified my report & that's illegal."

Maroney: "The @TheJusticeDept refused to prosecute these individuals. Why? Deputy Attorney General
@LisaMonaco couldn't even bring herself to be here today ... Why are public servants whose job it is to protect getting away with this? This is not justice. Enough is enough."

Maggie Nichols (@MagsGotSwag12): "The @FBI issued no search warrants and made no arrests ... The OIG report found that senior FBI officials lied to the IG, engaged in conflicts of interest & tried to cover up the biggest sexual abuse scandals in the history of sports."

Posted by: Tami at September 15, 2021 11:31 AM (cF8AT)

566
Talk Like A Biden Day coming up September 19.

__________

Calling a lid at 10:00 AM.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 15, 2021 11:31 AM (PZ9P9)

567 Talk Like A Biden Day coming up September 19. Every sentence has to start with Look, fat. Trailing off in mid sentence with You know, the thing. Admonish people with I'm not supposed to (fill in the blank).

Then stop talking and just wander about aimlessly.

Posted by: pep at September 15, 2021 11:31 AM (ZsR3z)

568 My favorite is when they tell me something gross, I give them the "WTF" look, and they tell me they were "just experimenting."

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at September 15, 2021 11:27 AM (Y5qcH))


There's even a name for this: "Schrodinger's Douchebag". Look it up.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at September 15, 2021 11:31 AM (RS3IW)

569 Beef-O-Makayla-Maroney!!!

Posted by: TV advertisement at September 15, 2021 11:31 AM (UHVv4)

570 Imagine how different history would have been if Domitian had an atomic clock.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 15, 2021 11:32 AM (RHfRB)

571 Mercks trial on knockoff on-patent Ivermectin start today.
Posted by: rhennigantx at September 15, 2021 11:30 AM (yrol0)
++++
FIFY

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 15, 2021 11:32 AM (3p5uk)

572 Seriously you guys. Ivermectin on toast with PB and J. Yummy.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 15, 2021 11:32 AM (RoIW/)

573 536 Don't forget to brine the SPAM for a few days before cooking.

does it not have enough salt for you?

Posted by: Kulak Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at September 15, 2021 11:32 AM (sGtp+)

574 >>I thought you had to hang the SPAM upside down for a few days before cooking it.


After you coat it in Lye and bury it for 6 months. Yes.

Posted by: garrett at September 15, 2021 11:32 AM (QOICl)

575 Time is an illusion. Lunchtime, doubly so.
Posted by: Ford Prefect at September 15, 2021 11:31 AM


A most froody observation.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 15, 2021 11:32 AM (m+jkK)

576 Maggie Nichols (@MagsGotSwag12): "The @FBI issued no search warrants and made no arrests ... The OIG report found that senior FBI officials lied to the IG, engaged in conflicts of interest & tried to cover up the biggest sexual abuse scandals in the history of sports."
Posted by: Tami at September 15, 2021 11:31 AM (cF8AT)
++++
Why would they do otherwise? This is the same organization that runs a lot of the online child porn distribution networks.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 15, 2021 11:32 AM (3p5uk)

577 Talk Like A Biden Day coming up September 19. Every sentence has to start with Look, fat. Trailing off in mid sentence with You know, the thing. Admonish people with I'm not supposed to (fill in the blank).

Then stop talking and just wander about aimlessly.
Posted by: pep at September 15, 2021 11:31 AM (ZsR3z)
---
It'll be hard to get somebody to cut my mic.

Posted by: Axeman at September 15, 2021 11:33 AM (XHhHI)

578 Mac, Spam and a pretty girl.

Wednesdays rock.

Posted by: CZ = FNG To Remain Silent Because, FNG at September 15, 2021 11:33 AM (MkuC5)

579 Today is International Chocolate Day. Go eat some international chocolate, you rubes.

Posted by: gp Would Like To Speak To A Manager at September 15, 2021 11:33 AM (qpX6U)

580 Had an All-American Slam at Dennys this morning. I'm sure I'll pay for that.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

Just be sure to courtesy flush after the ensuing Mordor Slam.

Posted by: Crom's Tankard at September 15, 2021 11:33 AM (SQsJE)

581 573 536 Don't forget to brine the SPAM for a few days before cooking.

Sous Vide

Posted by: It's me donna at September 15, 2021 11:33 AM (L91xj)

582 Spam and lutefisk. To die for.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 15, 2021 11:33 AM (RoIW/)

583 This testimony from gymnast McKayla Maroney is heartbreaking and rage inducing:

Posted by: IrishEi

Horrifying. The freaking FBI. Again. Top. Men.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 15, 2021 11:34 AM (mD/uy)

584 Their experiments with their genitals is going to find out something new that women haven't discovered before in the last 200,000 years or humans doing it.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at September 15, 2021 11:27 AM


Women might talk about things men haven't discovered, though.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at September 15, 2021 11:34 AM (a3Q+t)

585 SCOTUS TO decide if 2nd applies to illegal aliens in the USA.

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 15, 2021 11:34 AM (yrol0)

586 You guys don't get it, the humiliation is part of the kink.

Posted by: The FBI at September 15, 2021 11:34 AM (4thlk)

587 Oh...and before I forget, I want Pelosi investigated about her talk with Milley. She does not fit into the National Command Authority architecture and if she and Milley were discussing ursurping the duties of the presaident, she is guilty of conspiracy to commit treason and possible sedition.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 15, 2021 11:34 AM (axyOa)

588 583 This testimony from gymnast McKayla Maroney is heartbreaking and rage inducing:


Indeed... I'm just wondering how they are gonna blame Trump for this

Posted by: It's me donna at September 15, 2021 11:35 AM (L91xj)

589 Atomic Blonde > Atomic Clock

Posted by: illiniwek



Just listened to "Joey" five minutes ago.

*cue Twilight Zone theme*

Posted by: Sharkman at September 15, 2021 11:35 AM (Ct1Vj)

590 Pfizers new daily Covid pill utilizes a protease inhibitor Ivermectin is also a protease inhibitor

Mercks trial on knockoff Ivermectin start today.
Posted by: rhennigantx at September 15, 2021 11:30 AM (yrol0)


Once they figure out how to make a shitload of money off of it, Ivermectin will be totes safe and recommended for Covid.

Posted by: Jordan61 at September 15, 2021 11:35 AM (Ez6QX)

591 Maggie Nichols (@MagsGotSwag12): "The @FBI issued no search warrants and made no arrests ... The OIG report found that senior FBI officials lied to the IG, engaged in conflicts of interest & tried to cover up the biggest sexual abuse scandals in the history of sports."
Posted by: Tami at September 15, 2021 11:31 AM


Just you wait until the Democrats in charge hear about this!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 15, 2021 11:35 AM (m+jkK)

592 Spam and lutefisk. To die for.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 15, 2021 11:33 AM (RoIW/)

Ruled cruel and unusual punishment in 34 states.

Posted by: BignJames at September 15, 2021 11:35 AM (AwYPR)

593 I'd like to see hILLRY try those stairs.

Posted by: wth at September 15, 2021 11:35 AM (v0R5T)

594 Mom would dice the spam up into little cubes and add a can of cream of mushroom.. Yes I grew up in luxury.
Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at September 15, 2021 11:28 AM (reJA3)


I should probably make a tuna casserole (tuna, egg noodles, cream of mushroom and peas) just to remember what I grew up with. I can still taste it actually. Probably last time I ate it was in the 80's. After that, we got fancier with things like lasagna. When ground chuck was cheap and plentiful. And no, I will never eat cicada casserole, but I expect to see a recipe for it on some campbell's soup can in the near future.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at September 15, 2021 11:35 AM (wAnMi)

595
This testimony from gymnast McKayla Maroney is heartbreaking and rage inducing:

________

Hey, what about the Catholic Church?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 15, 2021 11:35 AM (PZ9P9)

596 Hanged. The word you're looking for is Hanged. Even Gunsmoke got this wrong.

WWV broadcasts the blonks in the shortwave spectrum "At the tone, it will be 2300 hours universal coordinated time" but the "Atomic clock" signal is a lot lower iirc, just above the AM band.

In fact the receiver is prone to a lot of interference or RFI, just like the AM band. If you've flourescent lights around and other crap producing signals it may be difficult for your clock to get a clean enough signal to update on.

Posted by: Common Tater at September 15, 2021 11:36 AM (KQuMS)

597 "How difficult would it be for the Taliban to get the necessary spare parts?"
____________

Don't worry, that's why they sent 100,000 of their homies here as "refugees."

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at September 15, 2021 11:36 AM (k4dH2)

598 572 Seriously you guys. Ivermectin on toast with PB and J. Yummy

*********

That apple flavoring will go well with many things.

I'm not certain it will grill well, though, so add it to any grilled pork after the pork has been grilled first.

Posted by: Sasquatch, the Original Trans-Wookie at September 15, 2021 11:36 AM (MH0eD)

599 Spam and lutefisk. To die for of.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob

fify

Posted by: Tonypete at September 15, 2021 11:36 AM (mD/uy)

600 585 SCOTUS TO decide if 2nd applies to illegal aliens in the USA.
Posted by: rhennigantx at September 15, 2021 11:34 AM (yrol0)


If sanity and consistency mattered, this would be a slam dunk that YES it does, as the courts have determined that our rights are not just protected for citizens.

I expect something like well, its out of our jurisdiction, but Anglo citizens need to turn their weapons in now.

Posted by: blaster at September 15, 2021 11:36 AM (mbFEM)

601 More at thread: https://tinyurl.com/yz7vhzmy

Posted by: Tami at September 15, 2021 11:26 AM (cF8AT)


Not to excuse sexual abuse, but why is this an FBI matter? Did it somehow cross state lines?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at September 15, 2021 11:36 AM (RS3IW)

602 Had an All-American Slam at Dennys this morning. I'm sure I'll pay for that.

Posted by:Hadrian the Seventh

Just be sure to courtesy flush after the ensuing Mordor Slam.
Posted by: Crom's Tankard at September 15, 2021 11:33 AM (SQsJE)


I have those slow return seats ont he toilet. Took away the Bam from my morning Slam.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 15, 2021 11:37 AM (axyOa)

603 "I'd like to see hILLRY try those stairs."

Without the plane at the end of them.

Posted by: squid_hunt at September 15, 2021 11:37 AM (Ectld)

604 That apple flavoring will go well with many things.

I'm not certain it will grill well, though, so add it to any grilled pork after the pork has been grilled first.

Posted by: Sasquatch, the Original Trans-Wookie at September 15, 2021 11:36 AM (MH0eD)

Exactly. the underlying apple taste is really good.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 15, 2021 11:37 AM (RoIW/)

605 she is guilty of conspiracy to commit treason and possible sedition.

Posted by: Diogenes




As much as I'd like to see the old whore and Milley swing from the yardarm, it's sedition. Treason is actively helping a country we've declared war on.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 15, 2021 11:37 AM (Ct1Vj)

606 Horrifying. The freaking FBI. Again. Top. Men.
Posted by: Tonypete at September 15, 2021 11:34 AM


I know, right?

Posted by: The Boston FBI Office at September 15, 2021 11:37 AM (m+jkK)

607 Hey, what about the Catholic Church?
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

We don't assault girls!! We're not animals!!

Posted by: Pervy Priests at September 15, 2021 11:38 AM (mD/uy)

608 Maggie Nichols (@MagsGotSwag12): "The @FBI issued no search warrants and made no arrests ... The OIG report found that senior FBI officials lied to the IG, engaged in conflicts of interest & tried to cover up the biggest sexual abuse scandals in the history of sports."

So the FBI agents that aren't kiddie diddlers are aiding and abetting the ones that are, and those guys are covering for the kiddy diddlers they're supposed to investigate. That about sum it up?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at September 15, 2021 11:38 AM (SchxB)

609 Not to excuse sexual abuse, but why is this an FBI matter? Did it somehow cross state lines?
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at September 15, 2021 11:36 AM (RS3IW)

Because the Olympic team is sanctioned by the government, i suppose?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 15, 2021 11:38 AM (RHfRB)

610 NOOD

Posted by: Jordan61 at September 15, 2021 11:38 AM (Ez6QX)

611 https://tinyurl.com/2kr34j23

THIS IS A FLAMING SKULL

unfortunately it seems to apply directly only to the Government. the Department of Health (i.e the government) "is barred from enforcing any requirement that employers deny religious exemptions from COVID-19 vaccination or that they revoke any exemptions employers already granted before the vaccine mandate issued"
a private employer can still apparently do what it wants. but expect some employers to join lawsuits to not pay fines and not require their employees to vaccinate. Ironically, on its face it seem that employees of the Government are better protected from this than are private employees...
this is a federal court (so not a NY issue but a US issue). it will of course be appealed. it may wind before SCOTUS

Posted by: havel at September 15, 2021 11:38 AM (AJLoU)

612 "I'd like to see hILLRY try those stairs."

I'd like to see President Fungus Brain fall up those steps.

Posted by: Northernlurkerish at September 15, 2021 11:38 AM (cSyAR)

613 601 More at thread: https://tinyurl.com/yz7vhzmy

Posted by: Tami at September 15, 2021 11:26 AM (cF8AT)


Not to excuse sexual abuse, but why is this an FBI matter? Did it somehow cross state lines?
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at September 15, 2021 11:36 AM (RS3IW)

----------------------------

I would guess travel to competitions was involved, so it wouldn't surprise me.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at September 15, 2021 11:38 AM (CAJOC)

614 Much of the time was taken up with preparing the curry base, the various spice combos, and other assorted prep.

Same with Butter Chicken. It has a tomato sauce base (that's where all the butter goes) to which you then add more spices, leftover tandoori chicken or vegetables and cream. In the summer, when we have lots of tomatoes, I cook several batches of this sauce, then freeze or can it in 1-cup quantities. I just take a jar of the sauce out whenever we want Butter Chicken and that's 2/3 of the job right there.

Posted by: Dr. Mabusette, just to clarify things at September 15, 2021 11:39 AM (iGurG)

615 My mom would dice up the Spam and saute it with balsamic vinegar. She called it Spam Candy. It was glorious. She makes it for the grandkids now (and also for me).

Posted by: J. Frank Parnell at September 15, 2021 11:39 AM (O6DoG)

616 2 minutes of NO VAX MANDATES

https://tinyurl.com/2745bsr7

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 15, 2021 11:39 AM (yrol0)

617
fify

Posted by: Tonypete at September 15, 2021 11:36 AM (mD/uy)

i have never tasted either. Can't hold a candle to Ivermectin PB&J.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 15, 2021 11:39 AM (RoIW/)

618 Spam and lutefisk. To die for.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob


This man. He gets it.

Posted by: Thorvald at September 15, 2021 11:39 AM (a3Q+t)

619 Indeed... I'm just wondering how they are gonna blame Trump for this
Posted by: It's me donna at September 15, 2021 11:35 AM (L91xj)
~~~~~

Already in the comments they are saying a Republican was in charge of the FBI at the time...Comey.

Posted by: IrishEi at September 15, 2021 11:40 AM (+ZGEx)

620 Atomic by Blondie > Atomic Blonde > Atomic Clock

Posted by: fluffy at September 15, 2021 11:40 AM (UnQlg)

621 Looks like I am going to have to bite the bullet and get the jab.

I work for a company that packs and moves the Elder Generation into assisted living facilities and all of the facilities are now requiring it.

I guess I will console myself that it is not The Retard Administration or my employer that is requiring it, but our customers. Still, pisses me off and I think the vaccines are very dangerous; much more dangerous thank The 'Rona.

Sigh.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 15, 2021 11:40 AM (Ct1Vj)

622 Slice spam 3/8" thick, brown in real cow butter, set aside. Butter 2 slices honeywheat bread opposite sides, yes real cow buyter. Slice the sharpest cheddar you can get your paws on, 3/8" thick, put it all together with a few drops of spicy brown mustard. Brown your bread pretty much and serve with tomato soup.

Posted by: Eromero at September 15, 2021 11:41 AM (0OP+5)

623 622 Slice spam 3/8" thick, brown in real cow butter, set aside. Butter 2 slices honeywheat bread opposite sides, yes real cow buyter. Slice the sharpest cheddar you can get your paws on, 3/8" thick, put it all together with a few drops of spicy brown mustard. Brown your bread pretty much and serve with tomato soup.
Posted by: Eromero at September 15, 2021 11:41 AM (0OP+5)


Fake cows just won't do.

Posted by: Emmie at September 15, 2021 11:42 AM (6RgRK)

624 McKayla is a beautiful young woman. And as I've said before, the FBI is corrupt and needs to be dissolved.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at September 15, 2021 11:42 AM (o2MD2)

625 Atomic by Blondie > Atomic Blonde > Atomic Clock

Posted by: fluffy




Atomic Bomb by Oppenheimer > Atomic by Blondie > Atomic Blonde > Atomic Clock

Posted by: Sharkman at September 15, 2021 11:43 AM (Ct1Vj)

626 >>If sanity and consistency mattered, this would be a slam dunk that YES it does, as the courts have determined that our rights are not just protected for citizens.

Allowing foreigners to illegally enter the US and then refusing to disarm them is not much different than surrendering to armed invaders. If the SCOTUS rules they can be armed and we can't take them away, the British will probably be disappointed they didn't think about going to the SCOTUS in 1812.

Posted by: Boswell at September 15, 2021 11:43 AM (5iUNf)

627 Spam spam and eggs; eggs spam and eggs, spam spam and spam.

Posted by: Archer at September 15, 2021 11:44 AM (gmo/4)

628 Push away from the plate.
=====

Outdated advice. Modern families eat fast food in the car or in their respective rooms staring at their glowing screens.

Posted by: mustbequantum at September 15, 2021 11:44 AM (MIKMs)

629 Posted by: Sharkman at September 15, 2021 11:40 AM (Ct1Vj)

Sorry Sharkman. Prayers

Posted by: Bill Clinton at September 15, 2021 11:45 AM (oEn12)

630 Atomic by Blondie > Atomic Blonde > Atomic Clock

Posted by: fluffy




Atomic Bomb by Oppenheimer > Atomic by Blondie > Atomic Blonde > Atomic Clock

Posted by: Sharkman at September 15, 2021 11:43 AM (Ct1Vj)

Atomic powered bomber.

Posted by: Archer at September 15, 2021 11:45 AM (gmo/4)

631 I love Spam.

Reminds me of my late Mom who was an operating room nurse her entire working career and couldn't cook to save her life.

I grew up in the perfect home where I didn't realize the food was terrible but I knew my folks worked their asses and loved us kids.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 15, 2021 11:46 AM (Ct1Vj)

632 The FIB needs to be given the Atomic Wedgie.

Posted by: Sasquatch, the Original Trans-Wookie at September 15, 2021 11:47 AM (MH0eD)

633 Atomic Dog > Atomic Bomb by Oppenheimer > Atomic by Blondie > Atomic Blonde > Atomic Clock

Posted by: Count de Monet, unvaccinated Kulak-American at September 15, 2021 11:47 AM (4I/2K)

634 Worked their asses off, not worked their asses.

*FacePalm*

Posted by: Sharkman at September 15, 2021 11:48 AM (Ct1Vj)

635 The helicopters are the most expensive item, but the ability of the Taliban to operate and maintain them without outside help is modest,"

*

You know, like China. Where the parts are made.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - what if Marek's was the experiment? at September 15, 2021 11:48 AM (3DjGn)

636 Sheeit, we wished we could feast on spam and macaroni

Posted by: Jimco Industries at September 15, 2021 11:49 AM (u+dn5)

637 Also I'm guessing the US encryption and targeting technology is already cracked.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - what if Marek's was the experiment? at September 15, 2021 11:49 AM (3DjGn)

638 Reminds me of my late Mom who was an operating room nurse her entire working career and couldn't cook to save her life.
Posted by: Sharkman at September 15, 2021 11:46 AM (Ct1Vj)

Sorry about the jab, Sharkman.

Mom didn't work after she married my dad, but OR was her favorite rotation. The only "inappropriate' dinnertime chat she would allow was Daddy describing his surgeries on the days he operated.

Posted by: sal at September 15, 2021 11:52 AM (3c1fY)

639 Thanks, Bill Clinton.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 15, 2021 11:53 AM (Ct1Vj)

640 Not to excuse sexual abuse, but why is this an FBI matter? Did it somehow cross state lines?
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at September 15, 2021 11:36 AM (RS3IW)

***

Yes. Also internationally.

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at September 15, 2021 11:56 AM (flINI)

641 Just you wait until the Democrats in charge hear about this!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState

Look, we've got more pressing matters

Posted by: FBI, Offensive Loops and Bights Division at September 15, 2021 11:58 AM (SQsJE)

642 China still has lots of "Tofu Dreg"

Posted by: SMOD at September 15, 2021 11:58 AM (RHGPo)

643 Sheeit, we wished we could feast on spam and macaroni

Posted by: Jimco Industries



Seriously. Spam diced into a pot filled with gloriously over-buttered Kraft Mac & Cheese.

Mmmmmmm.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 15, 2021 11:59 AM (Ct1Vj)

644 Sal, my Mom once regaled us kids over dinner about a famous person's amputated leg she'd been in charge of handling in the OR that day.

Our young eyes were as big as saucers. Mom was funny.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 15, 2021 12:03 PM (Ct1Vj)

645 work for a company that packs and moves the Elder Generation into assisted living facilities and all of the facilities are now requiring it.

*

It is important that you get the same vaccine that won't protect you because they have the vaccine that does not protect them, either.

Science.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - what if Marek's was the experiment? at September 15, 2021 12:03 PM (3DjGn)

646 It is important that you get the same vaccine that won't protect you because they have the vaccine that does not protect them, either.

Science.

Posted by: Moron Robbie



Yep. My boss and the owner of my company agree that it's bullshit but they also don't want to go bankrupt.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 15, 2021 12:09 PM (Ct1Vj)

647 622 Slice spam 3/8" thick, brown in real cow butter, set aside. Butter 2 slices honeywheat bread opposite sides, yes real cow buyter. Slice the sharpest cheddar you can get your paws on, 3/8" thick, put it all together with a few drops of spicy brown mustard.

Posted by: Eromero at September 15, 2021 11:41 AM (0OP+5)


You might try adding some caramelized red onions. You might be surprised at how much the flavor is improved.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at September 15, 2021 12:10 PM (RS3IW)

648 Anyone remember the litany of horribles that were going to befall us 20 years ago, when Arab terrorists were getting their hands on anti-aircraft TOW missiles?

Didn't happen, in all likely because the Ay-rabs couldn't maintain them, let alone take down commercial aircraft with them.

Posted by: Noam Sayen at September 15, 2021 12:20 PM (fPFtn)

649 That is a big part of it. It is *new.* That initial investment pays huge dividends. New roads where there weren't roads. New buildings where there weren't buildings. New trains where there weren't trains. It is all awesome and high-tech (adjusting for what "high-tech" means for the era) and shiny and new.

It's when the infrastructure starts to age that things change. Replacing it maintains where you are, but doesn't grow much. You have to maintain it, but you don't do massive new builds because the ROI isn't there. It's one of the reasons infrastructure ages and gets a bit down-at-the-heels.

But the newness of China doesn't change the fact that we enabled it all.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 15, 2021 10:43 AM (3p5uk)

I occasionally catch a pair of Youtubers driving motorbikes through China. On one of the last they were in a virtually abandoned development area, the size of one of our cities, that was less than 10 years old. Falling apart and crumbling, badly made, stuck in government hassles. They said there are lots of such places besides that one.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 15, 2021 12:40 PM (eoQWY)

650 Ramona Flowers and the bad guy in Jack Reacher.

Posted by: Tall Cool Gentleman in a Black Suit at September 15, 2021 12:41 PM (Do5/p)

651 I would not be surprised if there are yet to this day a few pallets of Spam still lingering in some old warehouse stockpile in the former Soviet Russia. The quantities of that shipped abroad during the 2nd world war are staggering. The Soviets were very approving of this particular staple, it was much better than their usual fare by all accounts.
Posted by: Common Tater at September 15, 2021 11:19 AM (KQuMS)

Especially since the usual fare would have been 'nothing'. By mid invasion, with massive dislocations, much of the country occupied, and any male they could find in the army food production was way, way down. Imported lend lease was a major part of the army's food, and part of the population running the industries moved out to the Urals and Siberia.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 15, 2021 12:52 PM (eoQWY)

652 Hearing from the far left Uncle Joe was checking his watch to remind him of Beau--since he wears Beau's watch.....and why are they going after Milley right now? Aside from the incompetence, who wants him gone and who is next?

Posted by: jeff at September 15, 2021 01:04 PM (Rviza)

653 yo, biden and austin, I will gladly turn in my ar-15 for one of the m4s or M-16s you are leaving laying around.

Posted by: government here to save you at September 15, 2021 01:35 PM (lNSu6)

654 The MRAPs and Blackhawks and all other equipment isn't going to last long with the Taliban. Islamics tend to view maintenance as an "In'shallah" thing. If Allah wants it to work, it'll work. The bad news is China now has our electronics (radios, CREW systems, BATS etc). Theoretically all of that was supposed to be zeroed out prior to leaving, but what do you think the odds of that happening were? Somewhere between slim and none. Some junior enlisted is probably going to get fried for that

Posted by: Stacy0311 at September 15, 2021 01:59 PM (WROfJ)

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