The Morning Rant: Minimalist Edition

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As if we needed any more examples of the Biden junta's catastrophic approach to foreign policy (and everything else), their plans for dealing with the apocalyptic lunatics in Tehran seem to be letting them do what they like and then perhaps fire off a sternly worded letter tot he United Nations once Iran nukes Israel. After all, there are many highly placed people in the administration with clear and unambiguous track records of anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism (they are the same thing).

Israel still fears US approach to Iran

“Yes, the talks were good, the atmosphere was very friendly and open, the messages were conveyed, but in terms of substance, the situation is bad. Perhaps even very bad,” he said. “Right now, there is no joint operational contingency plan against Iran should efforts to return to the nuclear agreement fail. And even worse, the Americans do not have any solution whatsoever to such a situation. They do not have a Plan B. They do not have alternatives and what is truly troubling is that they are not really concerned about it. They see events in a completely different way than we do. It’s their right, of course, but it is of great concern to us.

Luckily Israel takes existential threats rather more seriously than the feckless fools in the White House. What really makes the entire situation so unbelievably pathetic and stupid is that if they only paid attention to the actual statements coming out of the mullah's mouths they would realize that the goal is the destruction of "Little Satan," (Israel) first, and then the "Great Satan," (America) next.

President Trump made it abundantly clear that Iran's maniacal drive to destroy Israel and then America was incompatible with modern society, and he reinstated significant sanctions. But equally important he made it clear to Israel that they could act in their own defense, both proactively by degrading Iran's nuclear research and by attacking Iran's expansionist tendencies in Syria and Lebanon. This sent the clear message that America was supporting the only democracy in the region, and that the 7th century esthetic that the mullahs prefer was not acceptable export.

But now we have an administration that has never gotten over the inconvenient fact that Hitler didn't finish the job, and their actions seem designed to beat best passive players, and at worst active participants in the destruction of Israel.

Of course Israel has other plans, and that includes targeting Iranian scientists and engineers, hacking the programs' computer systems, constantly improving Israel's anti-missile technology, and of course continuing its careful campaign of denial of its own nuclear capability, so that the Arab world understands exactly what will happen if Iran succeeds in building nuclear weapons and attempts to use them. And most of the Arab world is happy to turn a blind eye toward Israel's self defense and would rather have a cold peace with Israel than a regional war, complete with nuclear exchanges.

Posted by: CBD at 11:00 AM




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1 Have a great day

Posted by: MikeM at October 12, 2021 10:01 AM (5Y7fX)

2 #2

Posted by: Cosda at October 12, 2021 10:02 AM (L4B8f)

3 If all this news weren't so potentially catastrophic, it would be utterly tiresome.

Posted by: Ordinary American at October 12, 2021 10:03 AM (H8QX8)

4 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 12, 2021 10:03 AM (Zz0t1)

5 Maybe we should drill our own oil instead of buying it from the Middle East which could undermine these Middle Eastern countries' finances making expensive efforts like nuclear weapon development unfeasible.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with a brand new work computer at October 12, 2021 10:03 AM (LvTSG)

6 Morn'n all..

Posted by: It's me donna at October 12, 2021 10:03 AM (RLGan)

7 Israel shouldn't wait...pre-emptively nuke 'em.

Posted by: BignJames at October 12, 2021 10:04 AM (AwYPR)

8 In the top ten. First time.

Posted by: StewBurner at October 12, 2021 10:04 AM (Guh8+)

9 God bless Israel.

Posted by: Mishdog at October 12, 2021 10:04 AM (/VWLE)

10 Maybe we should drill our own oil instead of buying it from the Middle East which could undermine these Middle Eastern countries' finances making expensive efforts like nuclear weapon development unfeasible.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with a brand new work computer at October 12, 2021 10:03 AM (LvTSG)



If only there was a presidential candidate that would do such a thing......

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 12, 2021 10:05 AM (Zz0t1)

11 Of course Israel has other plans, and that includes targeting Iranian scientists and engineers, hacking the programs' computer systems, constantly improving Israel's anti-missile technology, and of course continuing its careful campaign of denial of its own nuclear capability, so that the Arab world understands exactly what will happen if Iran succeeds in building nuclear weapons and attempts to use them.



I'd walk a mile to press a red button to smoke a camel.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 12, 2021 10:06 AM (OCTRt)

12 If all this news weren't so potentially catastrophic, it would be utterly tiresome.
Posted by: Ordinary American at October 12, 2021


***
This could replace the early 2000s bumpersticker, "If You're Not Completely Appalled, You Haven't Been Paying Attention."

(Actually that one is still valid -- just not in the anti-conservative way those clowns intended)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 12, 2021 10:06 AM (/XOcP)

13 Jim McMahon used to poke his finger in Pete Roselle's eye. It was all in good fun. Goodell is a douchrocket. Isn't he married to some newswench?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 12, 2021 10:06 AM (0ryfU)

14 It's a pity the fucking GOP is so spineless that they won't call out the Dems for the treasonous, backstabbing assholes they are.

"When a Democrat is in power, America is your enemy." How hard is that to say?

A bridge too far for those nickelfuckers, apparently.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 12, 2021 10:06 AM (2JVJo)

15 "Maybe we should drill our own oil instead of buying it from the Middle East which could undermine these Middle Eastern countries' finances making expensive efforts like nuclear weapon development unfeasible."
*****
If only we had a POTUS who thought like that.

Posted by: Cosda at October 12, 2021 10:06 AM (L4B8f)

16 Israel shouldn't wait...pre-emptively nuke 'em.
Posted by: BignJames at October 12, 2021


***
Nuke 'em 'til they glow, then shoot 'em in the dark.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 12, 2021 10:06 AM (/XOcP)

17 "America has an addiction to oil."
-George W. Bush

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with a brand new work computer at October 12, 2021 10:07 AM (LvTSG)

18 Logging in present

Posted by: Skip's Phone at October 12, 2021 10:07 AM (Dn83Q)

19 So why do so many wealthy Jews back these guys? Never understood this.

Posted by: Puddin Head at October 12, 2021 10:07 AM (yRved)

20 Israel shouldn't wait...pre-emptively nuke 'em.
Posted by: BignJames at October 12, 2021

***
Nuke 'em 'til they glow, then shoot 'em in the dark.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius


Glass their ass.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 12, 2021 10:08 AM (OCTRt)

21 What do you do when the lunatics would happily nuke their own people?

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at October 12, 2021 10:08 AM (YIVH2)

22 5 Maybe we should drill our own oil instead of buying it from the Middle East which could undermine these Middle Eastern countries' finances making expensive efforts like nuclear weapon development unfeasible.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with a brand new work computer at October 12, 2021 10:03 AM (LvTSG)

We had a window with which to make a big impact on the ME with Trump in office, but that window is closing fast. China has a huge appetite for oil, with the cash to pay for it. They are cutting side deals with Iran to get their oil, and once their economy gets going strong they'll make deals for everyone else as well.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at October 12, 2021 10:08 AM (mdjgu)

23 As if we needed any more examples of the Biden junta's catastrophic approach to foreign policy (and everything else)
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Remember during the campaign when they talked about Biden's foreign policy expertise and how he'd pull us back from the brink that Trump had walked us up to?

Good times. Good times.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 12, 2021 10:08 AM (hsGnm)

24 Israel leads the way on direct action.
Respect.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at October 12, 2021 10:08 AM (XvPQV)

25 "America has an addiction to oil."
-George W. Bush
Posted by: TheJamesMadison,


Oil or horse shit. Take your pick.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 12, 2021 10:09 AM (OCTRt)

26 The open border policy in Europe seems even more cataclysmic than open borders in USA. White Christians in Great Britain are considering escape ... to Poland or the Czech Republic maybe. The no-go zones around Paris or other cities were real but ignored 20 (?) years ago. ... Many consider them lost already ...

And I just read some guy at the Pentagon, in charge of ? technology, resigned because he said in his opinion, China already won, and we should have concentrated on AI more than better jets over the last 20 years.

Israel is forced to deal more directly with the warfare side, but the tech side is also being given to China ... Biden has opened doors for Huawei again .. he really does seem to be the pawn of China, and he has children in charge (not adults).

Posted by: illiniwek at October 12, 2021 10:09 AM (Cus5s)

27 What do you do when the lunatics would happily nuke their own people?

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at October 12, 2021 10:08 AM (YIVH2)

Oblige 'em.

Posted by: BignJames at October 12, 2021 10:09 AM (AwYPR)

28 Oil drilling, you got to be kidding. The Biden administration has put this on the no, no list. Global warming is the number one worry. Horse and buggy is where its at. Just make friends with you local Amish neighbor and your all set. (but they do use propane, which is a no,no.)!! Maybe a Uber service with horses is the future.

Posted by: Colin at October 12, 2021 10:09 AM (jKqap)

29 And most of the Arab world is happy to turn a blind eye toward Israel's self defense and would rather have a cold peace with Israel than a regional war, complete with nuclear exchanges.
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Not to mention that there is no love lost between the Arabs and the Persians. They don't want an aggressive, nuclear-armed Iran for reasons that have nothing to do with Israel.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 12, 2021 10:10 AM (hsGnm)

30 28 Oil drilling, you got to be kidding. The Biden administration has put this on the no, no list. Global warming is the number one worry. Horse and buggy is where its at. Just make friends with you local Amish neighbor and your all set. (but they do use propane, which is a no,no.)!! Maybe a Uber service with horses is the future.
Posted by: Colin at October 12, 2021 10:09 AM (jKqap)

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I can't wait to get my wind powered iPhone.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with a brand new work computer at October 12, 2021 10:10 AM (LvTSG)

31 What do you do when the lunatics would happily nuke their own people?

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at October 12, 2021 10:08 AM (YIVH2)

Oblige 'em.
Posted by: BignJames at October 12, 2021 10:09 AM (AwYPR)
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What makes you think I was talking about Iran? I was thinking of the lunatics a little closer to home...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at October 12, 2021 10:10 AM (YIVH2)

32 31 What makes you think I was talking about Iran? I was thinking of the lunatics a little closer to home...
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at October 12, 2021 10:10 AM (YIVH2)

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The Quebecois?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with a brand new work computer at October 12, 2021 10:11 AM (LvTSG)

33 "America has an addiction to oil."
-George W. Bush
Posted by: TheJamesMadison,


Oil or horse shit. Take your pick.
Posted by: rickb223 at October 12, 2021 10:09 AM (OCTRt)


Somehow i dont think they are using draft horses down on the ranch there in crawford.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 12, 2021 10:11 AM (axyOa)

34 Predicted day 1 of this clown show of Sundowner Israel was fucked.
Leftists have gone full Islamic BFF

Posted by: Skip's Phone at October 12, 2021 10:11 AM (Dn83Q)

35 Eliminate the weird beards in Iran and much of the security issues Israel faces would be eliminated or at least diminished greatly.

Bombs Away!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at October 12, 2021 10:11 AM (y7KuV)

36 What makes you think I was talking about Iran? I was thinking of the lunatics a little closer to home...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at October 12, 2021 10:10 AM (YIVH2)

Yeah?...And..?

Posted by: BignJames at October 12, 2021 10:12 AM (AwYPR)

37 And I just read some guy at the Pentagon, in charge of ? technology, resigned because he said in his opinion, China already won, and we should have concentrated on AI more than better jets over the last 20 years.

SNIP

Posted by: illiniwek at October 12, 2021 10:09 AM (Cus5s)

Oh, and ships as well. Ace's sidebar mentions that the Littoral Class ships, which were supposed to last for 20 years, are being mothballed after 13. Unfortunately, the military brass knows nothing about computers; besides, there's no golden parachute in it for them to go to Silicon Valley, so why bother working with them on the problem. They are more comfortable with the traditional military-industrial complex.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at October 12, 2021 10:12 AM (mdjgu)

38 Not to mention that there is no love lost between the Arabs and the Persians. They don't want an aggressive, nuclear-armed Iran for reasons that have nothing to do with Israel.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 12, 2021 10:10 AM (hsGnm)


This is perpetually lost on the dimwit "experts" in the State Dept.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Michael Byrd Murdered Ashli Babbitt at October 12, 2021 10:12 AM (y7DUB)

39 Israel is certainly better than any of its adversaries. But I'm nonetheless kind of tired of hearing about its problems. I'm in an extreme minority, but I've more or less rethought the U.S.'s role as global colossus. And Israel's Covd policy - vaccine passports contingent on 3 shots - is about as tyrannical as any leftwing jurisdiction in the U.S. aspires to be. I'm happy to sell Israel whatever it can afford but that's about it.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at October 12, 2021 10:12 AM (QU5/8)

40 Re: the new bisexual Superman . . . Whatever happened to stories like traveling to a planet with a green sun and being enslaved by a Hitler lookalike? Or breaking the Time Barrier to rescue Lois or Jimmy from being beheaded in medieval England?

Which reminds me, I've never seen Jimmy Olsen done properly in the films. He's always this goofball cub reporter with no special qualities ("Golly, Mr. Kent!"). In the comics he was described as "brash," had his own adventures, and often figured out puzzles or saved his own life (and others') without help from Superman.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 12, 2021 10:13 AM (/XOcP)

41 Also saw yesterday Sundowner is shipping plane load of aid to Afghanistan which a good percentage goes to the government if not all of it.

Posted by: Skip's Phone at October 12, 2021 10:13 AM (Dn83Q)

42 Israel has an ally even greater than the US.

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at October 12, 2021 10:14 AM (flINI)

43 'Nice little country you got here Israel, hate to see something happen to it' Joey the B.
---Israel goes all 'Porter' on Joey the B and his whole crew.

Posted by: Eromero at October 12, 2021 10:15 AM (0OP+5)

44 God has other plans for Israel. They will stick around until the end.

Posted by: JohnFNotKerry at October 12, 2021 10:15 AM (UClYt)

45 "The Biden administration has put this on the no, no list. Global warming is the number one worry."

Only USA causes global warming ... and maybe Europe. The rest of the world can belch coal soot, burn oil, no catalytic converters needed for them. It's only those damnable deplables that warm the globe, with all their guns and religion they cling to.

/s

Posted by: illiniwek at October 12, 2021 10:16 AM (Cus5s)

46 America has an addiction to oil."
-George W. Bush
Posted by: TheJamesMadison,


Oil or horse shit. Take your pick.
Posted by: rickb223 at October 12, 2021 10:09

Bush lifted the moratorium on off shore oil drilling . Also you don't hear Pelosi asking that the Strategic Oil Reserve be released to help lower gas prices like she did in 2008. History only starts yesterday for these psychopaths.

Posted by: Just a side note at October 12, 2021 10:16 AM (2DOZq)

47 Old and busted: "Piece is the Prize" ~DJT

New Hotness: "A Piece is the prize" ~Sundown (probably)

Posted by: Flyguy at October 12, 2021 10:16 AM (3sOO0)

48 hiya

Posted by: JT at October 12, 2021 10:17 AM (arJlL)

49 "Peace is the Prize". Well I boffed that one.

Posted by: Flyguy at October 12, 2021 10:17 AM (3sOO0)

50 "Peace is the Prize". Well I boffed that one.
Posted by: Flyguy at October 12, 2021 10:17 AM (3sOO0)
++++
I'm pretty sure you meant "boof."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 12, 2021 10:18 AM (hsGnm)

51 Willard from last thread....

Nurse, it's your body, your choice. and, I really enjoy your comments so please don't let a few dampen your normally cheerful and mostly non-covid (24/7) contributions.
Posted by: old chick

And I'll second that !

Posted by: JT at October 12, 2021 10:18 AM (arJlL)

52 Which reminds me, I've never seen Jimmy Olsen done properly in the films. He's always this goofball cub reporter with no special qualities ("Golly, Mr. Kent!"). In the comics he was described as "brash," had his own adventures, and often figured out puzzles or saved his own life (and others') without help from Superman.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 12, 2021 10:13 AM


You think today's J-school graduates could handle adventures or solve puzzles? I think not.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 12, 2021 10:18 AM (m+jkK)

53 I'm pretty sure you meant "boof."
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 12, 2021 10:18 AM


It was something of a boner.

Posted by: Flyguy at October 12, 2021 10:18 AM (3sOO0)

54 All of the empires who have ever tried to destroy Israel and the Jewish people have failed. In fact, they have all disappeared or been greatly diminished.

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at October 12, 2021 10:19 AM (flINI)

55 It was something of a boner.
Posted by: Flyguy at October 12, 2021 10:18 AM (3sOO0)
++++
Good. You need that for navigating the Devil's Triangle...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 12, 2021 10:19 AM (hsGnm)

56 Israel has an ally even greater than the US.
Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at October 12, 2021 10:14 AM (flINI)


Saw your response to my "far worse earworms" comment on the last thread. Good example!

I offer this in response...
https://youtu.be/CzQPJy8Q6qE

Posted by: Doof at October 12, 2021 10:19 AM (mZUr4)

57 Re. the banner ad that has overthrown the Coffee King...

Zerohedge: The 'War On Cash' Endgame Is Here

Building on the bitcoin model, central banks are planning to produce their own "digital currencies". Removing any and all remaining privacy, granting total control over every transaction, even limiting what ordinary people are allowed to spend their money on.

From the moment bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies first emerged, sold as an independent and alternative medium of exchange outside the financial status quo, it was only a matter of time before the new alternative would be absorbed, modified and redeployed in service of the state.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at October 12, 2021 10:20 AM (UHVv4)

58 "Peace is the Prize". Well I boffed that one.
Posted by: Flyguy at October 12, 2021 10:17 AM (3sOO0)
++++
I'm pretty sure you meant "boof."
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 12, 2021 10:18 AM (hsGnm)

"You boosted a record and you boofed it, you boofed it."

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at October 12, 2021 10:20 AM (XvPQV)

59 I'm pretty sure you meant "boof."
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 12, 2021 10:18 AM

It was something of a boner.
Posted by: Flyguy at October 12, 2021 10:18 AM (3sOO0)



Morning wood.

https://youtu.be/z0vyoAKaMOo

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 12, 2021 10:20 AM (Zz0t1)

60 Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at October 12, 2021 10:12 AM (QU5/

I've always been of mindset that the US should do what's best for the US . Helping Israel seems to fit that strategy so far.

Posted by: Just a side note at October 12, 2021 10:21 AM (2DOZq)

61 https://youtu.be/K8UV7SAhvG4

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at October 12, 2021 10:21 AM (flINI)

62 Speaking of racism, did you see this Freedom of Speech Award?

Ida Bae Wells
@nhannahjones
With politicians across the country banning works that challenge racial narratives, I hope you can join me Wednesday for the Roosevelt Institute's #FourFreedoms Awards. I'm honored to receive the Freedom of Speech and Expression Award.

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Yeah, if there's one thing the red headed freak stands for it's freedom of expression.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now With Pumpkin Spice! at October 12, 2021 10:22 AM (d9FiS)

63 It was something of a boner.
Posted by: Flyguy at October 12, 2021 10:18 AM (3sOO0)


Morning wood.

https://youtu.be/z0vyoAKaMOo
Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 12, 2021 10:20 AM (Zz0t1)


I see your Beavis and Butthead, and I raise you with Rodney Carrington...

https://youtu.be/KrrAxzn1ilk

Posted by: Doof at October 12, 2021 10:22 AM (mZUr4)

64 Maybe the Israelis and American Jews could feel safer if they stopped supporting Jew-hating Lefty Democrats and Democrat Socialists?

I am so tired of the ADL and others telling us how icky and bad Trump and Evangelicals are. They hate them more than CAIR and Iran-loving Obama. Makes no sense.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 12, 2021 10:22 AM (bDqIh)

65 Re: the new bisexual Superman . . .



Suck a dude inside out.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 12, 2021 10:23 AM (OCTRt)

66 65 Re: the new bisexual Superman . . .



Suck a dude inside out.
Posted by: rickb223 at October 12, 2021 10:23 AM (OCTRt)

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If there isn't an issue where Superman has to get a kryptonite dildo out of his ass, then it's simply not woke enough.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with a brand new work computer at October 12, 2021 10:23 AM (LvTSG)

67 Interesting times. Had a pickup at Walmart this morning. Their computers where down.

Not just my local store at least nation wide and down for four hours. My local store scrambled and got back on time by 11am.

Even then lots of stuff was out of stock my substitutions in my order. Empty shelves in the store too.

If you can might want to stock up on extra dry goods before winter. If this transportation mess is not sorted out soon this might get sporty sooner then expected.

Posted by: Big V Caffeinated at October 12, 2021 10:24 AM (Adlwz)

68 Re: the new bisexual Superman . . . Whatever happened to stories like traveling to a planet with a green sun and being enslaved by a Hitler lookalike? Or breaking the Time Barrier to rescue Lois or Jimmy from being beheaded in medieval England?

It's time to let the copyrights expire on all of these Marvel, DC, Disney, etc. characters.

I could kinda get behind the idea that these were "cultural treasures" which needed to be protected from obscene or absurd or anti-character assassinations, but hell, these guys are trashing their own "cultural treasures".

Might as well let the rest of us in on the fun. They've destroyed any reason at all for them holding extended copyrights.

At least some of the post-copyright stories would stay true to the characters.

Posted by: naturalfake at October 12, 2021 10:24 AM (5NkmN)

69 Which reminds me, I've never seen Jimmy Olsen done properly in the films. . . .In the comics he was described as "brash," had his own adventures, and often figured out puzzles or saved his own life (and others') without help from Superman.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 12, 2021

You think today's J-school graduates could handle adventures or solve puzzles? I think not.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 12, 2021


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You're right about that!

I don't recall it ever being said how Jimmy came to work at the Daily Planet in the first place. College degrees weren't mentioned much in the old Silver Age Superman family comics. I suppose he was originally a coffee-fetcher and general gofer, and got a chance to write a story because he was on the spot as it happened. Perry White or one of his editors liked the kid and his can-do attitude, and gave him a shot as cub reporter.

On the old George Reeves series, 1951-56, it's funny to see how Jimmy and Lois both call Clark "Mr. Kent" most of the time, but he calls Jimmy by his first name or "Jim," and Lois is almost always "Miss Lane."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 12, 2021 10:24 AM (/XOcP)

70 and that includes targeting Iranian scientists and engineers

But they're all sensitive artists and poets, when they aren't working on implementing the Second Holocaust.

Posted by: The New York Times! at October 12, 2021 10:25 AM (I2/tG)

71 Only USA causes global warming ... and maybe Europe. The rest of the world can belch coal soot, burn oil, no catalytic converters needed for them.

They do need catalytic converters:

https://tinyurl.com/yztqyyjk

Posted by: JEM at October 12, 2021 10:25 AM (8erNz)

72 >>I hope you can join me Wednesday for the Roosevelt Institute's #FourFreedoms Awards. I'm honored to receive the Freedom of Speech and Expression Award.


Isn't she the one who got her colleague, the NYT lead science reporter, fired for using the "n" word in a discussion about offensive words (i.e. not directed at someone as a racial slur) during a hike with HS students many years ago?

Truly, some pigs are more equal than others.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 12, 2021 10:25 AM (bDqIh)

73 54 All of the empires who have ever tried to destroy Israel and the Jewish people have failed. In fact, they have all disappeared or been greatly diminished.
Posted by: Truck Monkey Report



You don't have to be mean about it.

Posted by: Amalekites at October 12, 2021 10:26 AM (QFVV9)

74 Things are looking up, at least to Slate Magazine.

Will Saletan
@saletan
Prediction: We're at a low ebb in Biden's presidency. Soon the infrastructure and reconciliation bills will pass. A year from now, COVID will be largely under control, supply chains will be restored, and the Afghan collapse will be forgotten.

I could be wrong, but that's my bet.

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The sun'll come out tomorrow,
Bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow there'll be sun
Just thinking about tomorrow
Clears away the cobwebs and the sorrow 'til there's none

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now With Pumpkin Spice! at October 12, 2021 10:26 AM (d9FiS)

75 Gender confused mulatto Ronald McDonald got an award?

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Michael Byrd Murdered Ashli Babbitt at October 12, 2021 10:26 AM (y7DUB)

76 The FBI and Biden DOJ even released a new map that shows anyone who was standing near the US Capitol on January 6th can now be arrested.
This is a new maneuver for the Corrupt FBI and DOJ.

They are now arresting anyone who stood within hundreds of feet near the US Capitol.
The Capitol was not marked that day when the protesters arrived and the protesters were NEVER warned that they were in an "illegal space."

Posted by: SMOD at October 12, 2021 10:26 AM (RHGPo)

77 I am the monolith private market.

Underground trading for Marxists billionaires perhaps if you will.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at October 12, 2021 10:26 AM (IMmgC)

78 If there isn't an issue where Superman has to get a kryptonite dildo out of his ass, then it's simply not woke enough.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with a brand new work computer at October 12, 2021 10:23 AM (LvTSG)


As a positive, Lex Luther gets to remain a straight, white, middle aged bald guy. Because what could possibly be more evil?

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at October 12, 2021 10:26 AM (wAnMi)

79 Will Saletan
@saletan
Prediction: We're at a low ebb in Biden's presidency. Soon the infrastructure and reconciliation bills will pass. A year from now, COVID will be largely under control, supply chains will be restored, and the Afghan collapse will be forgotten.

I could be wrong, but that's my bet.



I'll take that bet.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 12, 2021 10:27 AM (OCTRt)

80 68 I could kinda get behind the idea that these were "cultural treasures" which needed to be protected from obscene or absurd or anti-character assassinations, but hell, these guys are trashing their own "cultural treasures".

Might as well let the rest of us in on the fun. They've destroyed any reason at all for them holding extended copyrights.

At least some of the post-copyright stories would stay true to the characters.
Posted by: naturalfake at October 12, 2021 10:24 AM (5NkmN)

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Copyright has long been a bugaboo of mine. Life+70 is ridiculous. Absolutely ridiculous. It only benefits corporations and the great grandchildren of writers. The system actively encourages the death of older works because they can't be freely exchanged without the expressed permission of a writer's grandchild who doesn't know that they hold the rights. It only benefits corporations like Disney who can make more Mickey Mouse shorts and no one else can.

Did you know that Rudyard Kipling still has works under copyright? Rudyard fucking Kipling?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 12, 2021 10:27 AM (LvTSG)

81 Jimmy Olson later transitioned to Julie Olson and became the first LGBTQQORTNHDGHFOSHRKJBF2 hero. Comic books were never written about Julie at the time because of transphobic hate that fouled the minds of the 1950's America.

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at October 12, 2021 10:27 AM (flINI)

82 76: totalitarianism is here.

Posted by: CN at October 12, 2021 10:28 AM (ONvIw)

83 74 Will Saletan
@saletan
Prediction: We're at a low ebb in Biden's presidency. Soon the infrastructure and reconciliation bills will pass. A year from now, COVID will be largely under control, supply chains will be restored, and the Afghan collapse will be forgotten.

I could be wrong, but that's my bet

==========

Wanna bet that this guy thought covid would be gone by March of 2021 with Biden in charge?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 12, 2021 10:28 AM (LvTSG)

84 "sold as an independent and alternative medium of exchange outside the financial status quo, it was only a matter of time before the new alternative would be absorbed, modified and redeployed in service of the state."

some say the feds were monitoring it as a proto-type for fed crypto. ... My tax form asked is I had any crypto, and somehow they were able to pull back some of that ransom paid in Bitcoin. ... Motley Fool said they just invested $5M in this (new?) crypto ... didn't say which, it was an add for me to sign up. ...

They are marching into their total control NWO, nothing seems to deter them, military ignored Trump, Intel agencies ran a coup and stole an election ... they just march on untouched ... so far.

Posted by: illiniwek at October 12, 2021 10:28 AM (Cus5s)

85 79 Will Saletan

Yikes... I certainly hope not

Posted by: It's me donna at October 12, 2021 10:28 AM (RLGan)

86 As a positive, Lex Luther gets to remain a straight, white, middle aged bald guy. Because what could possibly be more evil?
Posted by: clutch cargo


So Lex Luther is really Jeff Bezos?

Posted by: rickb223 at October 12, 2021 10:28 AM (OCTRt)

87 76 plus a corrupt GOP and democrat party.

Posted by: CN at October 12, 2021 10:29 AM (ONvIw)

88 76 The FBI and Biden DOJ even released a new map that shows anyone who was standing near the US Capitol on January 6th can now be arrested.
This is a new maneuver for the Corrupt FBI and DOJ.

They are now arresting anyone who stood within hundreds of feet near the US Capitol.
The Capitol was not marked that day when the protesters arrived and the protesters were NEVER warned that they were in an "illegal space."

Posted by: SMOD at October 12, 2021 10:26 AM
The net will soon cover the whole world of 6 Jan, but oddly enough the murderer of Ashli Babbitt will slip through.

Posted by: Eromero at October 12, 2021 10:29 AM (0OP+5)

89 Which reminds me, I've never seen Jimmy Olsen done properly in the films. He's always this goofball cub reporter with no special qualities ("Golly, Mr. Kent!"). In the comics he was described as "brash," had his own adventures, and often figured out puzzles or saved his own life (and others') without help from Superman.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 12, 2021 10:13 AM (/XOcP)

Not to mention "journalism" was done differently back then. Reporters were tradespeople, mostly not college-educated, and certainly not from a "school of Journalism". They came up the rough ranks, and Jimmy, as a "cub reporter" was an apprentice.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 12, 2021 10:29 AM (iQeBb)

90 79 Posted by: rickb223 at October 12, 2021 10:27 AM (OCTRt)


In Soviet America, COVID control YOU!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 12, 2021 10:29 AM (s2VJv)

91 90 Covid is the tool of control, see Australia

Posted by: CN at October 12, 2021 10:30 AM (ONvIw)

92 As a positive, Lex Luther gets to remain a straight, white, middle aged bald guy. Because what could possibly be more evil?
Posted by: clutch cargo


So Lex Luther is really Jeff Bezos?
Posted by: rickb223 at October 12, 2021 10:28 AM


Luthor is smart. And not usually described as a pencil-necked dweeb.

Posted by: Flyguy at October 12, 2021 10:30 AM (3sOO0)

93 I see Razorfist put up a Superman video:
https://youtu.be/MJKavAF-yqI

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at October 12, 2021 10:31 AM (wAnMi)

94 Wanna bet that this guy thought covid would be gone by March of 2021 with Biden in charge?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 12, 2021 10:28 AM (LvTSG)

I predicted end of April. Won't be last time I'm wrong but my record is still better than the political pundits on both sides.

Posted by: Just a side note at October 12, 2021 10:31 AM (2DOZq)

95 Copyright has long been a bugaboo of mine. Life+70 is ridiculous. Absolutely ridiculous. It only benefits corporations and the great grandchildren of writers. The system actively encourages the death of older works because they can't be freely exchanged without the expressed permission of a writer's grandchild who doesn't know that they hold the rights.

-----------------

All true, but I'm not sure it is really a big issue. It simply doesn't have the same impact as say a patent does. Maybe 70 years is too long? I don't know what the right length should be, but I'm in favor of giving the artist more time to exploit. Admittedly, it got extended for Disney's benefit. I'm open to an argument for a shorter period, but I don't know if would have much support.

Posted by: SH (Non-Expert) at October 12, 2021 10:31 AM (sX1BW)

96 Wanna bet that this guy thought covid would be gone by March of 2021 with Biden in charge?

Covid (at least serious cases of Covid) is on the way out - the large majority of the population is either vaxxed or has been infected.

Biden is furiously trying to impose mandates in order to take credit for the end of the pandemic, which is going to happen anyway.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at October 12, 2021 10:31 AM (I2/tG)

97 As a positive, Lex Luther gets to remain a straight, white, middle aged bald guy. Because what could possibly be more evil?
Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at October 12, 2021


***
I've got to admit, I like the reverse take on Luthor: that he sees himself as a hero moving to defeat an alien invader (Superman) who is plotting to take over the world. In the best dramas, antagonists do not say to themselves, "Let's see, how evil can I be today?" To them, their goals and methods are right and necessary -- they are simply trying to do the *best* they can with what they have.

Melodramas and soap operas are something else.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 12, 2021 10:31 AM (/XOcP)

98 95 All true, but I'm not sure it is really a big issue. It simply doesn't have the same impact as say a patent does. Maybe 70 years is too long? I don't know what the right length should be, but I'm in favor of giving the artist more time to exploit. Admittedly, it got extended for Disney's benefit. I'm open to an argument for a shorter period, but I don't know if would have much support.
Posted by: SH (Non-Expert) at October 12, 2021 10:31 AM (sX1BW)

==========

I'd be happy to go back to 14 years plus an optional extra 14 years that needs to be applied for. What it was for the bulk of the Republic.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 12, 2021 10:32 AM (LvTSG)

99 Sexual Tyrannosaurus > Bisexual Superman

Posted by: Jesse "The Body" Ventura, Minnesota Governor Emeritus at October 12, 2021 10:32 AM (hsGnm)

100 Will Saletan
@saletan
Prediction: We're at a low ebb in Biden's presidency. Soon the infrastructure and reconciliation bills will pass. A year from now, COVID will be largely under control, supply chains will be restored, and the Afghan collapse will be forgotten.

I could be wrong, but that's my bet.


I'll bet Biden's making no mistakes a year from now. If you know what I mean.

Posted by: Wally at October 12, 2021 10:32 AM (FJYfm)

101 From the moment bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies first emerged, sold as an independent and alternative medium of exchange outside the financial status quo, it was only a matter of time before the new alternative would be absorbed, modified and redeployed in service of the state.
Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at October 12, 2021 10:20 AM (UHVv4)

You know what store of value the State can never completely track or control? Gold.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 12, 2021 10:32 AM (iQeBb)

102 Not to mention "journalism" was done differently back then. Reporters were tradespeople, mostly not college-educated, and certainly not from a "school of Journalism". They came up the rough ranks, and Jimmy, as a "cub reporter" was an apprentice.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 12, 2021 10:29 AM (iQeBb)
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Despite lacking a college education, a number of journalists were still highly educated. Because they read *ALL THE TIME*. They spent their days at the library reading up on stuff they didn't know about because they might have to have some familiarity on the topic for a story. And because they just liked to read. Clifford D. Simak (one of the greatest science fiction authors of all time) comes to mind...started out as a newsman.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at October 12, 2021 10:32 AM (YIVH2)

103 So Lex Luther is really Jeff Bezos?
Posted by: rickb223 at October 12, 2021 10:28 AM

I haven't seen the movie since it came out in the 70's but to this day I still pronounce "Luther" in my head like Ned Beatty's Otis.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at October 12, 2021 10:33 AM (dfRN6)

104
If you can might want to stock up on extra dry goods before winter. If this transportation mess is not sorted out soon this might get sporty sooner then expected.
Posted by: Big V Caffeinated


Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg is on it!
Yesterday he tweeted about "Indigenous Peoples' Day."

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 12, 2021 10:33 AM (63Dwl)

105 I'd be happy to go back to 14 years plus an optional extra 14 years that needs to be applied for. What it was for the bulk of the Republic.

-------------------

How does that benefit the general public? I can certainly think of benefits, but would like your take.

Posted by: SH (Non-Expert) at October 12, 2021 10:34 AM (sX1BW)

106 Speaking of journalists, John Belushi's best movie was a straight role in a RomCom playing an investigative journalist. Continental Divide,

Haven't seen it play on TV for years though

Posted by: Just a side note at October 12, 2021 10:34 AM (2DOZq)

107 Covid19Crusher
at_Covid19Crusher

A favourable review of anti-inflammatory Indomethacin:

"Indomethacin has demonstrated excellent clinical endpoint characteristics in several studies, and we recommend that it be utilised in the treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID patients."

https://bit.ly/3oV2i6B

Posted by: Tall Cool Gentleman in a Black Suit at October 12, 2021 10:34 AM (Do5/p)

108 Not to mention "journalism" was done differently back then. Reporters were tradespeople, mostly not college-educated, and certainly not from a "school of Journalism". They came up the rough ranks, and Jimmy, as a "cub reporter" was an apprentice.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

Buy Jimmy and Lois didn't hafta blow Perry White, right ?

Posted by: JT at October 12, 2021 10:34 AM (arJlL)

109 54 All of the empires who have ever tried to destroy Israel and the Jewish people have failed. In fact, they have all disappeared or been greatly diminished.
Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at October 12, 2021 10:19 AM (flINI)

Rome?

Almost all Empires are ephemeral anyway....

Posted by: Thesokorus at October 12, 2021 10:34 AM (1ais2)

110 I could be wrong, but that's my bet

I think the problem with Saletan's bet is that he's disregarding the vaccine and mask nonsense. According to the interwebs, most states are somewhere around 50% fully vaccinated (with 60% having had one shot). That's nowhere near what the powers that be insist must happen. They're determined to fire anyone who won't comply. And they've repeatedly talked about boosters. And the pharma companies are developing even more Covid drugs, something they wouldn't do if they expected this madness to pass anytime soon. This will all be an economic and political albatross for as long as it continues.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at October 12, 2021 10:34 AM (QU5/8)

111 Well, perhaps our friends in the Iranian empire can arrive at a solution.

Posted by: Jake Sullivan at October 12, 2021 10:34 AM (pv4El)

112 Willard from last thread....


Posted by: JT at October 12, 2021 10:18 AM (arJlL)

RATS!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess, #SuperStraight #maskless (Mzdiz) at October 12, 2021 10:35 AM (Mzdiz)

113 @saletan
Prediction: We're at a low ebb in Biden's presidency. Soon the infrastructure and reconciliation bills will pass. A year from now, COVID will be largely under control, supply chains will be restored, and the Afghan collapse will be forgotten.
I could be wrong, but that's my bet. ...
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now With Pumpkin Spice! at October 12, 2021 10:26 AM (d9FiS)
+++++
So the next 365 days will redeem, exceed and render irrelevant the past 265 days.

Bold bet.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 12, 2021 10:35 AM (hsGnm)

114 >>Copyright has long been a bugaboo of mine. Life+70 is ridiculous. Absolutely ridiculous.


FYI - this publishing company is bringing back classics where the copyright has expired: https://shop.aer.io/roguescholar

Posted by: Lizzy at October 12, 2021 10:35 AM (bDqIh)

115 Not to mention "journalism" was done differently back then. Reporters were tradespeople, mostly not college-educated, and certainly not from a "school of Journalism". They came up the rough ranks, and Jimmy, as a "cub reporter" was an apprentice.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 12, 2021


***
Right; see my comment at 69. I imagine that Jimmy was on the spot at a big story, a car crash or fire (maybe with someone being rescued by Superman, but maybe not), and when he phoned it in, the night desk editor said, "Write it, kid. Short takes. Go." And Jimmy proved he could write a news story and do it under a deadline.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 12, 2021 10:36 AM (/XOcP)

116 Willard from last thread....


Posted by: JT at October 12, 2021 10:18 AM (arJlL)

RATS!

Posted by: Miley,


ISWYDT.
Golf clap.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 12, 2021 10:36 AM (OCTRt)

117 105 I'd be happy to go back to 14 years plus an optional extra 14 years that needs to be applied for. What it was for the bulk of the Republic.

-------------------

How does that benefit the general public? I can certainly think of benefits, but would like your take.
Posted by: SH (Non-Expert) at October 12, 2021 10:34 AM (sX1BW)

===========

The vast majority of stuff published stops making any kind of money within 10 years, it's something like 99%. Allowing that to enter the public domain opens up the works to reproduction and sampling, allowing them to potentially reach new audiences that the original author/publisher were unable or unwilling to tap in the original run.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 12, 2021 10:36 AM (LvTSG)

118 As a positive, Lex Luther gets to remain a straight, white, middle aged bald guy. Because what could possibly be more evil?
Posted by: clutch cargo


So Lex Luther is really Jeff Bezos?
Posted by: rickb223

No, Lex will be a MAGA Republican. These people are predictable if nothing else.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at October 12, 2021 10:36 AM (OssQ4)

119 >>@saletan
Prediction: We're at a low ebb in Biden's presidency. Soon the infrastructure and reconciliation bills will pass. A year from now, COVID will be largely under control, supply chains will be restored, and the Afghan collapse will be forgotten.


@saletan
October 2022 - "Unexpectedy, the country's sh#t's all retarded. . ."

Posted by: Lizzy at October 12, 2021 10:36 AM (bDqIh)

120 "The Capitol was not marked that day when the protesters arrived and the protesters were NEVER warned that they were in an "illegal space."

Bannon had revolver.news guy on yesterday, who said there is video of fences/barriers being removed by unknown characters BEFORE the masses arrived. It looks like more FBI (the real domestic terrorists) entrapment ... so now any inside certain unmarked boundaries can be politically incarcerated ... presumably for life -- as domestic terrorists.

Next, speaking out against school board CRT policies will be a terrorist act (the chilling of such free speech is already in effect)

Posted by: illiniwek at October 12, 2021 10:36 AM (Cus5s)

121 119 @saletan
October 2022 - "Unexpectedy, the country's sh#t's all retarded. . ."
Posted by: Lizzy at October 12, 2021 10:36 AM (bDqIh)

==========

"America is ungovernable and Biden should impose a fascist tyranny to get the wrong people to think the right way."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 12, 2021 10:37 AM (LvTSG)

122 @37

>>China already won.

Won is such a loaded word and doesn't accurately capture what exactly has transpired over the last 40 years.

China went from a less than 200 billion dollar economy to just under 15 trillion dollar economy in that time and they didn't do it by inventing, developing or revolutionizing anything.

The West was sold out by corruption and double dealing of the leaders of the West.

China didn't win, we were betrayed.

Wood chippers, cadre of people, feet first, some assembly required.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 12, 2021 10:37 AM (FOYQE)

123 No, Lex will be a MAGA Republican. These people are predictable if nothing else.
Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at October 12, 2021 10:36 AM


If memory serves he did become the president at one point, mostly to prove he could.

Posted by: Flyguy at October 12, 2021 10:37 AM (3sOO0)

124 My tax form asked is I had any crypto, and somehow they were able to pull back some of that ransom paid in Bitcoin. ...
=====

But, but, but . . . what about our 'Green Certificates'? /s

Posted by: mustbequantum at October 12, 2021 10:37 AM (MIKMs)

125 @saletan
National Correspondent, @Slate. Question everything.

++++
Slate. Question everything.

Hilarious.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 12, 2021 10:37 AM (hsGnm)

126
Reporters were tradespeople, mostly not college-educated, and certainly not from a "school of Journalism". They came up the rough ranks, and Jimmy, as a "cub reporter" was an apprentice.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 12, 2021 10:29 AM (iQeBb)

_________

Novelist Allen Drury was actually a Stanford grad but worked at papers in Tulare and Bakersfield before going into the Army. He was discharged in 1943 and went to work for UPI covering the Senate.

His novels, derided at the time, seem far more prescient today.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 12, 2021 10:37 AM (/U27+)

127 >>As a positive, Lex Luther gets to remain a straight, white, middle aged bald guy. Because what could possibly be more evil?


Ah, remember the recent Ta-neshi Coates (sp?) Superman storyline?
Red skull is MAGA white nationalist.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 12, 2021 10:37 AM (bDqIh)

128 Soon the infrastructure and reconciliation bills will pass.

And the world will live happily ever after!

Posted by: spindrift at October 12, 2021 10:38 AM (h5TKJ)

129 The vast majority of stuff published stops making any kind of money within 10 years, it's something like 99%. Allowing that to enter the public domain opens up the works to reproduction and sampling, allowing them to potentially reach new audiences that the original author/publisher were unable or unwilling to tap in the original run.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 12, 2021 10:36 AM (LvTSG)
---
Yep. That's probably true. I recently bought the Lensman Saga by E.E. "Doc" Smith. Out of all of the books, only ONE was from your usual publisher source. The rest were basically "print on demand." A couple had been manufactured (printed and bound) the very day I ordered them. Pretty cool.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at October 12, 2021 10:38 AM (YIVH2)

130 128 Soon the infrastructure and reconciliation bills will pass.

And the world will live happily ever after!
Posted by: spindrift at October 12, 2021 10:38 AM (h5TKJ)

========

Well, the connected certainly will.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 12, 2021 10:39 AM (LvTSG)

131 Nurse, it's your body, your choice. and, I really enjoy your comments so please don't let a few dampen your normally cheerful and mostly non-covid (24/7) contributions.
Posted by: old chick

And I'll second that !

Posted by: JT at October 12, 2021 10:18 AM (arJlL)

Except that it clearly wasn't her choice, as evidenced by her use of the word "caved."

I guess we need a new word for "choice" when it means choosing your livelihood over your reluctance to submit to a vaccine that you don't want.

I hate the government for doing this to people.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess, #SuperStraight #maskless (Mzdiz) at October 12, 2021 10:39 AM (Mzdiz)

132 Red skull is MAGA white nationalist.
Posted by: Lizzy at October 12, 2021 10:37 AM


He literally took titles from Jordan Petersen to emphasize the "evilness" of Red Skull.

Posted by: Flyguy at October 12, 2021 10:39 AM (3sOO0)

133 ... I guess we need a new word for "choice" when it means choosing your livelihood over your reluctance to submit to a vaccine that you don't want. ...
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess, #SuperStraight #maskless (Mzdiz) at October 12, 2021 10:39 AM (Mzdiz)
++++
It's a choice, it's just not a free choice. There is a word for that already: coercion.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 12, 2021 10:39 AM (hsGnm)

134 Prediction: We're at a low ebb in Biden's presidency. Soon the infrastructure and reconciliation bills will pass. A year from now, COVID will be largely under control, supply chains will be restored, and the Afghan collapse will be forgotten.

Eye has not seen nor ear has heard of how low Biden's presidency can go.

Posted by: Northernlurkerish at October 12, 2021 10:40 AM (cSyAR)

135 ISWYDT.
Golf clap.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 12, 2021 10:36 AM (OCTRt)

You, too, are old enough to remember Michael Jackson's love song to a rat.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess, #SuperStraight #maskless (Mzdiz) at October 12, 2021 10:40 AM (Mzdiz)

136 Allowing that to enter the public domain opens up the works to reproduction and sampling, allowing them to potentially reach new audiences that the original author/publisher were unable or unwilling to tap in the original run.

---------------

The author can do that now - shouldn't he have the right to do what he wants?

Personally, I am more of the opinion that personal works should be protected for life of the author plus some period post-death (10 - 20 years). I'd be open to an argument that corporate works should be 25 - 35 years.

Posted by: SH (Non-Expert) at October 12, 2021 10:40 AM (sX1BW)

137 Joe Biden was installed into office 8 months and 22 days ago.

The damage that his maladministration has done has been done in less time than a baby is in the womb.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 12, 2021 10:41 AM (hsGnm)

138 So the next 365 days will redeem, exceed and render irrelevant the past 265 days.


Probably not.. Biden is a senile old coot who always steps on his dick... Hard to hide that.. I'm sure Kamala wouldn't be any better

Posted by: It's me donna at October 12, 2021 10:41 AM (RLGan)

139 You, too, are old enough to remember Michael Jackson's love song to a rat.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess

He's bad!


*said no one ever*

Posted by: Tonypete at October 12, 2021 10:41 AM (mD/uy)

140 129 Yep. That's probably true. I recently bought the Lensman Saga by E.E. "Doc" Smith. Out of all of the books, only ONE was from your usual publisher source. The rest were basically "print on demand." A couple had been manufactured (printed and bound) the very day I ordered them. Pretty cool.
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at October 12, 2021 10:38 AM (YIVH2)

==========

What soured me so much on the copyright regime was Irving Brant's six volume biography of James Madison. It's a great, detailed, and eminently readable book, delving deeply and entertainingly into the president's life from childhood through death.

The final volume was published in 1961, and it's been out of print for decades. There are no reprints at all, and no one even knows if it's actually under copyright or not because of the vagaries of how works were grandfathered into later copyright regimes. The only way to get a copy is to spend a fair amount on old copies, and the only copy of the first volume I had to spend $100 on. It was ridiculous.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 12, 2021 10:41 AM (LvTSG)

141
Hadrian's Copyright Reform Ukase

Individual: Life + 50 years

Corporate entity: 14 years free, 14 year renewal for a fee, 14 more years at a much higher fee.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 12, 2021 10:42 AM (/U27+)

142 Wanna bet that this guy thought covid would be gone by March of 2021 with Biden in charge?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 12, 2021 10:28 AM (LvTSG)

I predicted end of April. Won't be last time I'm wrong but my record is still better than the political pundits on both sides.

Posted by: Just a side note at October 12, 2021 10:31 AM


Once the shutdowns started happening in March/April 2020 I predicted we would not see the end of covid for at least two years. Looks like I might have been correct.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 12, 2021 10:42 AM (JUOKG)

143 The damage that his maladministration has done has been done in less time than a baby is in the womb.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 12, 2021 10:41 AM (hsGnm)
----
And the real horrors have yet to spring forth from said womb...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at October 12, 2021 10:42 AM (YIVH2)

144
To Disney, the "limited term" of a copyright is eternity, minus one day.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 12, 2021 10:43 AM (/U27+)

145
And the real horrors have yet to spring forth from said womb...
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at October 12, 2021 10:42 AM (YIVH2)

_________

Rosemary's Administration

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 12, 2021 10:44 AM (/U27+)

146 This brunette with a big arm wishes Israel all the best:
https://is.gd/1bT0N1

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 12, 2021 10:44 AM (hsGnm)

147 >>He literally took titles from Jordan Petersen to emphasize the "evilness" of Red Skull.


Oh right!

Jordan Peterson = Naaaazi Red Skull
It was bananas, and EVIL. Peterson helps young men get their act together, become confident productive adults, and for that he is worse than Hitler to the Left. They hate functional, normal adults

Posted by: Lizzy at October 12, 2021 10:44 AM (bDqIh)

148 133 ... I guess we need a new word for "choice" when it means choosing your livelihood over your reluctance to submit to a vaccine that you don't want. ...
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess, #SuperStraight #maskless (Mzdiz) at October 12, 2021 10:39 AM (Mzdiz)
++++
It's a choice, it's just not a free choice. There is a word for that already: coercion.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 12, 2021 10:39 AM (hsGnm)

--------

Out: You will be made to bake the cake.
In: You will be made to stab the jab.

Beware slippery camel-nosed slopes ...

Posted by: ShainS -- Unauthorized Freedom Exhibitionist at October 12, 2021 10:44 AM (YEB6c)

149 136 The author can do that now - shouldn't he have the right to do what he wants?

Personally, I am more of the opinion that personal works should be protected for life of the author plus some period post-death (10 - 20 years). I'd be open to an argument that corporate works should be 25 - 35 years.
Posted by: SH (Non-Expert) at October 12, 2021 10:40 AM (sX1BW)

==========

The work entering the public domain wouldn't prevent the original author from doing it through the rest of his own life. And, there's a natural right issue underlying it all.

If I take a text, copy it out, and return the text to its original owner, the original owner has the original text still. If I sell the copy, the original owner has not lost the original text. What copyright is is a government created right to allow individuals to exclusively realize gains on intellectual property. There's room for that, but it needs to have an end point, even when the author is still alive.

Mozart wrote his music and Shakespeare wrote his plays without copyright protection. The copies that arose in imitation of their work almost immediately was actually a push to keep them producing new stuff.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 12, 2021 10:44 AM (LvTSG)

150 139 Ben

Posted by: CN at October 12, 2021 10:45 AM (ONvIw)

151 "Speaking of journalists, John Belushi's best movie was a straight role in a RomCom playing an investigative journalist. Continental Divide"
*********
Belushi supposedly based the character on his uncle, Chicago writer Mike Royko.

Posted by: Cosda at October 12, 2021 10:45 AM (L4B8f)

152 I'm surprised Bitcoin et al haven't been destroyed cuz of their Super Unfriendly to Gaia energy usage.

One Bitcoin farm per hour uses the more electricity than 20,000 homes.

And unfortunately, Abbott etc is encouraging the building and establishment of Bitcoin/cryptocurrency farms what are abandoning China to settle here. And there are a lot of them.

Jeepers! I wonder how that's going to affect our electricity supply issues this winter?

Well, I'm sure it will be fine. I see no way that this can go wrong.

Posted by: naturalfake at October 12, 2021 10:45 AM (5NkmN)

153 Out: You will be made to bake the cake.
In: You will be made to stab the jab.

Beware slippery camel-nosed slopes ...
Posted by: ShainS -- Unauthorized Freedom Exhibitionist at October 12, 2021 10:44 AM


Out STILL IN: You will be made to bake the cake.

FIFY

Posted by: GloboHomo at October 12, 2021 10:46 AM (EughT)

154 The Bidet cabal is more akin to Ash and Iran is the Xenomorph bursting out

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 12, 2021 10:46 AM (iQO/s)

155 143 The damage that his maladministration has done has been done in less time than a baby is in the womb.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 12, 2021 10:41 AM (hsGnm)
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And the real horrors have yet to spring forth from said womb...
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at October 12, 2021 10:42 AM (YIVH2)

and what rough beast, it's hour come round at last, slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 12, 2021 10:47 AM (trdmm)

156 Iran needs a balmy 72,000,000 degree day with 800mph winds out of the west.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 12, 2021 10:47 AM (VwHCD)

157 Morning Horde. Anyone use protonmail? If so are you having problems with it. I'm receiving a 503 error.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at October 12, 2021 10:48 AM (2NHgQ)

158 Jeepers! I wonder how that's going to affect our electricity supply issues this winter?

Well, I'm sure it will be fine. I see no way that this can go wrong.
Posted by: naturalfake at October 12, 2021 10:45 AM (5NkmN)

It ought to be pretty easy to take out a bitcoin farm.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 12, 2021 10:48 AM (iQeBb)

159 FYI - this publishing company is bringing back classics where the copyright has expired: https://shop.aer.io/roguescholar
Posted by: Lizzy at October 12, 2021


***
They have some paperbacks, but mostly E-books, of Ellery Queen novels -- most the original stories written by the Queen cousins, but some are ones ghost-written under the EQ name.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 12, 2021 10:48 AM (/XOcP)

160 Comics readers really should check out Arkhaven Comics. There are quite a few really good comics series on the site, updated every day of the week.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at October 12, 2021 10:48 AM (OssQ4)

161 neverenoughcaffeine, yeah - it's down right now.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 12, 2021 10:48 AM (mD/uy)

162 Iran needs a balmy 72,000,000 degree day with 800mph winds out of the west.

"Bomb bomb bomb, bomb Iran..."

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 12, 2021 10:48 AM (iQO/s)

163

I and about 25% of my fellow medical professionals were called to the boss's office. There's a pile of empty cardboard boxes in the corner. Flat out told, take the two shot series or take the cardboard box and be off the property in 1 hour.

My wife and I had discussed it and decided I would take the shot. I'm old and if it kills me well she gets the life insurance and if it doesn't kill me well I've still got a job, which we really need right now, and if it doesn't kill me but leaves me a drooling vegetable that has grown a tail, she's strong enough to wield a pillow.

Oh sure I could get another job out of the area with a usual 4-month delay for credentialing, but sooner or later the same scenario would recur.

PS I have ivermectin at home...

Posted by: Dr Nick Riviera at October 12, 2021 10:49 AM (TvEfL)

164
Gruden should not have admitted wrongdoing. He should have run one of their own plays, and demanded the media and the NFL demonstrate that Goodell *isn't* a homosexual, and that until such time as they can conclusively prove he's never had any gay thoughts, then he sticks by his assessment.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 12, 2021 10:49 AM (cTqLg)

165 Wolfus, he's a bit player, but the animated "All Star Superman" does have Olsen in it being at least slightly competent.

And really, "All Star Superman" is a real love-letter to the Silver Age Superman anyway

Posted by: acethepug at October 12, 2021 10:49 AM (qPKAe)

166
Beware slippery camel-nosed slopes ...
Posted by: ShainS -- Unauthorized Freedom Exhibitionist at October 12, 2021 10:44 AM
__________

To evil habit's earliest wile
Lend neither ear, nor glance, nor smile -
Choke the dark fountain ere it flows,
Nor even admit the camel's nose!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 12, 2021 10:50 AM (/U27+)

167 Terry McAuliffe: Saying Critical Race Theory Exists Is 'Racist'

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That's right, Terry. Baffle 'em with bullshit.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now With Pumpkin Spice! at October 12, 2021 10:50 AM (d9FiS)

168 >>>Morning Horde. Anyone use protonmail? If so are you having problems with it. I'm receiving a 503 error.
Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine


Mine was slow this morning, but it's working now.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at October 12, 2021 10:50 AM (bkUtD)

169 "China didn't win, we were betrayed." Posted by: Thomas Bender

true ... I think Pentagon guy was referring more to the social credit scoring tech China has deployed, as well as the deep infiltration into US systems. ... Things like implementing Huawei across the globe will extend their tech reach into every computer, private or other.

DARPA set up Google (afaik) and still works hand in hand. ... But Google stock money has been used for the left, or for the globalist oligarchs. China has also used it, and now DeepState seems intent on implementing total social credit score control over USA and the West.

Exactly how deep that rabbit hole goes ... kinda beyond our imagination probably. I'm not seeing any white hats emerging ... #DurhamWillCome.

Posted by: illiniwek at October 12, 2021 10:50 AM (Cus5s)

170 Im a little late to the party but yesterdays morning rant was fantastic! I had no idea about Latin mass. So I read the first google link on it. After completely disparaging anyone who follows it as trash, this paragraph was ripe to flip:
>>>
In most cases, it is useless to politely disagree with people [who disagree with] the Latin Mass sect. [Our] attitude creates blindness - not only to true faith, but to [our] own behavior. [We] treat others with pride and animosity, but [our] conscience fails to kick in because [we] are convinced [our] way is holy and other ways are not.
>>>
https://tinyurl.com/wvprwyxf

Posted by: gultig at October 12, 2021 10:50 AM (acPXK)

171 I and about 25% of my fellow medical professionals were called to the boss's office. There's a pile of empty cardboard boxes in the corner. Flat out told, take the two shot series or take the cardboard box and be off the property in 1 hour. ...
Posted by: Dr Nick Riviera at October 12, 2021 10:49 AM (TvEfL)
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I understand your position. You should start looking regardless. Even if the new place still has a mandate, where you're working now is clearly an unacceptable environment and you should leave it as soon as you can. They literally hate you.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 12, 2021 10:50 AM (9c3hR)

172 >>>Mine was slow this morning, but it's working now.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp


Disregard, it's down.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at October 12, 2021 10:51 AM (bkUtD)

173 TDS afflicted wife posted this lefttard tweet on her Facebook account today. It would be humorous if it weren't so pathetic, sad, and contributing to the decline of our nation:

"The GOP playback since Reagan:
1- Run up the debt with tax cuts
2- Blame socialism for the debt
3- Wait for a Democrat president
4- Blame them for the debt
6- Block their attempts to fix it (skipped 5 in the original lol)
7- Call them failures
8- Use it to win next election
9- Repeat"

Posted by: That Guy at October 12, 2021 10:51 AM (Oizsv)

174 Tonypete. Thanks. Is this normal? I just switched 2 days ago.
I know they have been being questioned by governments because they encrypt so heavily and I expect some of the spooks are pissed because they cannot access emails. I think France forced them into turning over info. I think it was France.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at October 12, 2021 10:51 AM (2NHgQ)

175 With the outstanding career Michael Sam has had, doesn't Gruden want to admit he was wrong about him?


He has had an outstanding career, hasn't he?

Posted by: Wally at October 12, 2021 10:51 AM (FJYfm)

176 "I'm surprised Bitcoin et al haven't been destroyed cuz of their Super Unfriendly to Gaia energy usage.
"

Whudathunk Crime and addiction out-weigh false religion.

Posted by: DaveA at October 12, 2021 10:51 AM (FhXTo)

177 FYI - this publishing company is bringing back classics where the copyright has expired: https://shop.aer.io/roguescholar
Posted by: Lizzy at October 12, 2021


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And they have a bunch of John Dickson Carr novels, too!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 12, 2021 10:52 AM (/XOcP)

178 Prediction: Biggest-selling Halloween mask this year will be Dr. Faucistein.

Posted by: ShainS -- State-Stamped Sluggish Schizophrenic at October 12, 2021 10:52 AM (YEB6c)

179 Here's a polling oddity: Biden's job performance rating is 41/57 (Ras) while his personal polling (RCP) is 45/51

Lots of Democrats (presumably) still think he is a decent person, even if he is a total disaster in his job. Are they unaware of his rapey nature, his showering with daughter, his corruption, and his bullying nature? Apparently so.

Even if Republicans refuse to represent their constituents, you would think they would be working to undermine that polling number.

Posted by: Jake Sullivan at October 12, 2021 10:52 AM (pv4El)

180
>>>Morning Horde. Anyone use protonmail? If so are you having problems with it. I'm receiving a 503 error.
Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine

__________

There was a brief delay while the NSA was downloading all your e-mails.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 12, 2021 10:52 AM (/U27+)

181 Posted by: That Guy at October 12, 2021 10:51 AM (Oizsv)

Ask them to produce any evidence that any democrat has ever tried to "fix" the debt.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 12, 2021 10:53 AM (UuD2k)

182 I understand your position. You should start looking regardless. Even if the new place still has a mandate, where you're working now is clearly an unacceptable environment and you should leave it as soon as you can. They literally hate you.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 12, 2021 10:50 AM (9c3hR)


It would've been pretty great if every one of the people called in walked over and picked up a box. Wonder what they would have done. "Uh...just kidding. Never mind."

Posted by: Jordan61 at October 12, 2021 10:53 AM (Ez6QX)

183 Tonypete. Thanks. Is this normal?
Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine

I had my account for a few years - not normal. I can only remember one other time there was an, to me, unscheduled outage.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 12, 2021 10:53 AM (mD/uy)

184
Here's the GOP playbook, since 1996:


Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 12, 2021 10:54 AM (cTqLg)

185 Comics readers really should check out Arkhaven Comics. There are quite a few really good comics series on the site, updated every day of the week.
Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at October 12, 2021 10:48 AM (OssQ4)

Jah, a few of them are written by Chuck Dixon, who isn't a moron (so far as I know) but he's a Conservative at least.

The quality level is uneven, so is the art, but some of it is professional quality, especially Midnight's War, Alt*Hero, The Hammer of Freedom is a personal favorite of mine despite being Brazillian.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at October 12, 2021 10:54 AM (XvPQV)

186 Ask them to produce any evidence that any democrat has ever tried to "fix" the debt.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 12, 2021 10:53 AM (UuD2k)
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I can answer this, as could anyone who wanted to provide what sounds like a compelling answer.

The only president to run a surplus in generations was the Democrat Bill Clinton. When determining what to do with the surplus, he wanted to sequester it for the retirement of treasury debt, but this was blocked by the Republican congress.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 12, 2021 10:54 AM (9c3hR)

187 >>>Even if Republicans refuse to represent their constituents, you would think they would be working to undermine that polling number.
Posted by: Jake Sullivan


That GOP is gone forever. They're all part of one big team now, led solely by the left.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at October 12, 2021 10:54 AM (bkUtD)

188 Demi [Smart] Lovato (whose pronouns are "they/theirs") explains respectful terminology.

While talking shop on their [sic] E.T. project, they [sic] said this ... "I really think that if there was anything out there that would want to do that to us, it would have happened by now. But, I think that we have to stop calling them aliens because aliens is a derogatory term for anything." DL adds, "That's why I like to call them ETs! So yeah, that's a little tidbit. A little information that I learned."

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They's crazy!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now With Pumpkin Spice! at October 12, 2021 10:55 AM (d9FiS)

189 >>It would've been pretty great if every one of the people called in walked over and picked up a box. Wonder what they would have done. "Uh...just kidding. Never mind."


Trade ya the Box for a Lawsuit.

Posted by: garrett at October 12, 2021 10:55 AM (SVo5m)

190 The neat part?

You're still not fully vaccinated.

You never can be.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - local SC doctor of 40 years calls in to radio show about ivermectin at October 12, 2021 10:55 AM (QceC/)

191 Under trumping resumed enriching uranium Does CB think that also was a victory?

Posted by: Kurt at October 12, 2021 10:55 AM (Vip4H)

192 157 Morning Horde. Anyone use protonmail? If so are you having problems with it. I'm receiving a 503 error.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at October 12, 2021 10:48 AM (2NHgQ)
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"Server not available"... they must be down

Posted by: Guzalot says FJB at October 12, 2021 10:55 AM (prSvo)

193 IIRC the Feds are interested in several hundred thousand Proton email accounts in the name of "domestic terrorism." Subpoenaed them a couple weeks ago. Not sure how it works with the servers being in a different country, different privacy laws, etc.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 12, 2021 10:55 AM (BFigT)

194 And here comes the octopoi lover spewing ink in a defensive manner

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 12, 2021 10:56 AM (iQO/s)

195 The only president to run a surplus in generations was the Democrat Bill Clinton. When determining what to do with the surplus, he wanted to sequester it for the retirement of treasury debt, but this was blocked by the Republican congress.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 12, 2021 10:54 AM


Uh he was dragged kicking and screaming into signing that budget bill that gave us surpluses by newt Gingrich, clinton had nothing to do with it except he vetoed the first bill and but eventually got onboard.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 12, 2021 10:56 AM (JUOKG)

196 I think the problem with Saletan's bet is that he's disregarding the vaccine and mask nonsense. "

He is, good point, but that's not his only mistake. He's also ignoring how inflation is beginning to accelerate and everyone is noticing, even people who don't care about politics. Also, if the big ticket bills were going to be passed, they already should have been passed. He thinks they can just handwave the problems they have in their caucus away, but they can't - primarily because Biden is an ineffective and incompetent leader at every level.

and his biggest mistake - he blithely assumes that nothing new bad will happen, but we see energy crises coming, international crises aka China, supply chain crises getting worse, not better - he can't accept that everything will be much much worse a year from now than it is right now. And it will be his parties fault.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 12, 2021 10:56 AM (trdmm)

197 Kurt, Iran never stopped enriching uranium, you dumbass.

Posted by: Jake Sullivan at October 12, 2021 10:56 AM (pv4El)

198 Is Kurt dyslexic?

Posted by: Guzalot says FJB at October 12, 2021 10:56 AM (prSvo)

199 Wolfus, he's a bit player, but the animated "All Star Superman" does have Olsen in it being at least slightly competent.

And really, "All Star Superman" is a real love-letter to the Silver Age Superman anyway
Posted by: acethepug at October 12, 2021


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That's nice to hear.

My 10-year-old self identified with Jimmy: no super-powers, and close to my own age. And he had his own magazine, too, so he was hardly a bit player in the comics.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 12, 2021 10:57 AM (/XOcP)

200 Under trumping resumed enriching uranium Does CB think that also was a victory?
Posted by: Cocksucker at October 12, 2021 10:55 AM (C0ck$)
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You mean "continued" enriching uranium. They never quit. The nuclear agreement was a joke, which left Iran free to continue their activities with no observation and no pushback. Israel did an intelligence disclosure after they raided Iranian document warehouses that showed very clearly that Iran lied from the start, had been enriching uranium, had been pursuing atomic weapons and that they never stopped even for a moment, payoffs and corruption from the United States notwithstanding.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 12, 2021 10:57 AM (9c3hR)

201 I'm glad I'm semi retired because I am one to cut of his nose to spite his face. Even if i knew losing my job would be devastating in the short term I'd tell them to eat shit. Of course I'm only responsible for myself so it's easy for me to say that. I feel for the people who have a family to support.

Posted by: Just a side note at October 12, 2021 10:57 AM (2DOZq)

202 Nurse, it's your body, your choice. and, I really enjoy your comments so please don't let a few dampen your normally cheerful and mostly non-covid (24/7) contributions.
Posted by: old chick


Has someone been giving nurse shit about getting the shot? FFS, the Horde of all people ought to understand the necessity of picking the battles one is most equipped to fight.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 12, 2021 10:57 AM (2JVJo)

203 >>Ask them to produce any evidence that any democrat has ever tried to "fix" the debt.


Can't. Gotta but those Votes.

Posted by: garrett at October 12, 2021 10:57 AM (SVo5m)

204 Proton Mail is working for me. Xi has sent me six instructions already and its not even lunchtime.

Posted by: Sundown Joe Biden at October 12, 2021 10:58 AM (pv4El)

205 where you're working now is clearly an unacceptable environment and you should leave it as soon as you can. They literally hate you.

*

This is a good observation. If your name was on that list your name is still on a list.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - local SC doctor of 40 years calls in to radio show about ivermectin at October 12, 2021 10:58 AM (QceC/)

206 Is Kurt dyslexic?
Posted by: Guzalot says FJB at October 12, 2021 10:56 AM (prSvo)


Retarded.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at October 12, 2021 10:58 AM (Derty)

207 Uh he was dragged kicking and screaming into signing that budget bill that gave us surpluses by newt Gingrich, clinton had nothing to do with it except he vetoed the first bill and but eventually got onboard.
Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 12, 2021 10:56 AM (JUOKG)
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Yes, of course. I said it would only *sound* compelling. But it is a quick and easy counterpoint that most people should be capable of.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 12, 2021 10:58 AM (9c3hR)

208 Has someone been giving nurse shit about getting the shot? FFS, the Horde of all people ought to understand the necessity of picking the battles one is most equipped to fight.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 12, 2021 10:57 AM (2JVJo)

No such thing happened. Nurse misinterpreted what was written.

Posted by: Just a side note at October 12, 2021 10:58 AM (2DOZq)

209 buy not but.

Posted by: garrett at October 12, 2021 10:58 AM (SVo5m)

210
"Oh sure I could get another job out of the area with a usual 4-month delay for credentialing, but sooner or later the same scenario would recur."


"And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if..." Solzhenitsyn

Posted by: Thesokorus at October 12, 2021 10:58 AM (1ais2)

211 "Even if Republicans refuse to represent their constituents, you would think they would be working..."

I think I spotted the flaw in your logic.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 12, 2021 10:59 AM (trdmm)

212 This is a good observation. If your name was on that list your name is still on a list.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - local SC doctor of 40 years calls in to radio show about ivermectin at October 12, 2021 10:58 AM (QceC/)


Yes. It's like the PIP stuff. Once you go on that, you're eventually going to be fired, or RIFfed, or whatever. No one ever really rallies in Corporate America, except the CEOs, who fail at one job, and move to another, higher-paying job.

Posted by: Wally at October 12, 2021 11:00 AM (FJYfm)

213 Yes. It's like the PIP stuff. Once you go on that, you're eventually going to be fired, or RIFfed, or whatever. No one ever really rallies in Corporate America, except the CEOs, who fail at one job, and move to another, higher-paying job.
Posted by: Wally at October 12, 2021 11:00 AM (FJYfm)
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Yup. I will get terminated in the next layoff, maybe the one after. It will be disappointing but not surprising. It isn't over the jab, but over the CRT crap. It is what it is. I am prepared.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 12, 2021 11:01 AM (9c3hR)

214 Just got a bill for $43,000.00 for the foundation pour, joist and plumbing work. Holy cow. The house build is now a reality.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 12, 2021 11:02 AM (OCTRt)

215 Just got a bill for $43,000.00 for the foundation pour, joist and plumbing work. Holy cow. The house build is now a reality.
Posted by: rickb223 at October 12, 2021 11:02 AM (OCTRt)
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That's a big chunk of change, but it sounds like all of the bones.

Congratulations.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 12, 2021 11:03 AM (9c3hR)

216 214 Just got a bill for $43,000.00 for the foundation pour, joist and plumbing work. Holy cow. The house build is now a reality.
Posted by: rickb223 at October 12, 2021 11:02 AM (OCTRt)

==========

"I'll write you a check. Don't cash it until next Friday."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 12, 2021 11:04 AM (LvTSG)

217 IIRC the Feds are interested in several hundred thousand Proton email accounts in the name of "domestic terrorism." Subpoenaed them a couple weeks ago. Not sure how it works with the servers being in a different country, different privacy laws, etc.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 12, 2021 10:55 AM (BFigT)

Their terms of service say they do respond to valid gov't requests. They'll fold.

Posted by: WiNO - Now Fortified with Fraud at October 12, 2021 11:04 AM (EpDzw)

218 Just got a bill for $43,000.00 for the foundation pour, joist and plumbing work. Holy cow. The house build is now a reality.
Posted by: rickb223

Best of luck with everything !

Posted by: JT at October 12, 2021 11:04 AM (arJlL)

219 Protonmail is Swiss. My normal VPN connection terminates in Switzerland and it went TU earlier today. Maybe something going on there more generally. I dunno.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 12, 2021 11:05 AM (9c3hR)

220 $43K?

Hope its not a tiny house

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 12, 2021 11:05 AM (iQO/s)

221 Been quick reading the whole thread
I really feel for the few of you who at all but at gun point had to take the Fake Vax

Posted by: Skip's Phone at October 12, 2021 11:05 AM (Dn83Q)

222 That's a big chunk of change, but it sounds like all of the bones.

Congratulations.
Posted by: Joe Mannix


My father-in-law said he's never seen as solid as that foundation was poured. They bored down to bedrock and poured pylons, then dug footers and rebarred. Then poured the foundation. He said that foundation isn't going anywhere.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 12, 2021 11:05 AM (OCTRt)

223 Anna Puma

How's yer back ?

Posted by: JT at October 12, 2021 11:06 AM (arJlL)

224 222 My father-in-law said he's never seen as solid as that foundation was poured. They bored down to bedrock and poured pylons, then dug footers and rebarred. Then poured the foundation. He said that foundation isn't going anywhere.
Posted by: rickb223 at October 12, 2021 11:05 AM (OCTRt)

========

The foundation will become nostalgic for its summer in Paris and the girl he fell in love with, though.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 12, 2021 11:06 AM (LvTSG)

225 Protonmail is Swiss. My normal VPN connection terminates in Switzerland and it went TU earlier today. Maybe something going on there more generally. I dunno.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 12, 2021


***
I've been getting my Protonmail emails today.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 12, 2021 11:06 AM (/XOcP)

226 the Horde of all people ought to understand the necessity of picking the battles one is most equipped to fight.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 12, 2021 10:57 AM (2JVJo)

Eh, you live with your decisions and that sometimes means getting grief from people. Right now a lot of people are in a position to crash the system by simply saying, 'No.'

Posted by: WiNO - Now Fortified with Fraud at October 12, 2021 11:07 AM (EpDzw)

227 >>My father-in-law said he's never seen as solid as that foundation was poured. They bored down to bedrock


Yabba Dabba Doo!

Posted by: garrett at October 12, 2021 11:07 AM (SVo5m)

228 Hope its not a tiny house
Posted by: Anna Puma


3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage. 7 ft deep back porch, 10 ft deep side and front porch. One solid pour.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 12, 2021 11:07 AM (OCTRt)

229 rickb best of luck, it's a good start but will end in satisfaction soon.

Posted by: Skip's Phone at October 12, 2021 11:07 AM (Dn83Q)

230 We spent about $42K on renovating the kitchen, dining room, living room and den.

I think you got a deal for that amount of work.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 12, 2021 11:09 AM (BFigT)

231 That Abbott is smarter than I thought.

Texas Removes Mask Mandate To Scare All The Californians Away

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From the Bee.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now With Pumpkin Spice! at October 12, 2021 11:09 AM (d9FiS)

232 The first house sank in the swamp.

The second house burned down, fell over and sank in the swamp.

But THIS House...

Posted by: garrett at October 12, 2021 11:09 AM (SVo5m)

233 The first house sank in the swamp.

The second house burned down, fell over and sank in the swamp.

But THIS House...
Posted by: garrett at October 12, 2021 11:09 AM (SVo5m)
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The front fell off?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 12, 2021 11:09 AM (DU+/6)

234 233 But THIS House...
Posted by: garrett at October 12, 2021 11:09 AM (SVo5m)
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The front fell off?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 12, 2021 11:09 AM (DU+/6)

=========

It fell into some huge...tracts of land.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 12, 2021 11:10 AM (LvTSG)

235 JT

Less sore but lower back is still radiating hurt

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 12, 2021 11:10 AM (iQO/s)

236 We spent about $42K on renovating the kitchen, dining room, living room and den.

I think you got a deal for that amount of work.
Posted by: Martini Farmer


Yeah. It's not over by a long shot. Still about $230,000 more in work to do. But at least it's started and now it's official.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 12, 2021 11:11 AM (OCTRt)

237 garrett stop inviting wolves over

Posted by: Skip's Phone at October 12, 2021 11:12 AM (Dn83Q)

238 I and about 25% of my fellow medical professionals were called to the boss's office. There's a pile of empty cardboard boxes in the corner. Flat out told, take the two shot series or take the cardboard box and be off the property in 1 hour. ...
Posted by: Dr Nick Riviera at October 12, 2021 10:49 AM (TvEfL)

I wouldn't take the shot. But, since you are going to, work to the rule. Make them fire you for following the rules to the letter.

Posted by: WiNO - Now Fortified with Fraud at October 12, 2021 11:12 AM (EpDzw)

239 >>Less sore but lower back is still radiating hurt


That is a very special kind of hell.

Posted by: garrett at October 12, 2021 11:12 AM (SVo5m)

240 Nood.

Posted by: Flyguy at October 12, 2021 11:13 AM (3sOO0)

241 The funniest thing I've heard about Kamala's phony space video with kid actors is that it was produced by a production company called Sinking Ship Entertainment.
I can't stop laughing

Posted by: redridinghood at October 12, 2021 11:13 AM (NpAcC)

242 Christianity is my new Kryptonite.

Posted by: Clark Bent at October 12, 2021 11:13 AM (2xGy+)

243 >>> IIRC the Feds are interested in several hundred thousand Proton email accounts in the name of "domestic terrorism." Subpoenaed them a couple weeks ago. Not sure how it works with the servers being in a different country, different privacy laws, etc.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 12, 2021 10:55 AM (BFigT)


When this was reported earlier Proton denied it. Proton has provided ip addresses for accounts before but even they can't provide the contents of emails because it's encrypted. But still they denied everything about this report.

Posted by: banana Dream at October 12, 2021 11:14 AM (9MfXT)

244 Noodus Kumswalla

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 12, 2021 11:18 AM (/XOcP)

245 ridkb223- Our house built in mid 1950s on pier and beam on sugar sand/iron ore fill shifts according to ground moisture and seasons. We never know which door will close to the stop and not hit the threshold. Mrs. E says if we win the lotto she's bulldozing it. If so, I would build back almost exact foundation as you have done, and I'd frame and roof with steel.

Posted by: Eromero at October 12, 2021 11:19 AM (0OP+5)

246 Is the banner ad I'm seeing now actually sponsored by the ace blog? CopyMyCrypto.com/aceofspades??

Posted by: Chairman LMAO at October 12, 2021 11:35 AM (/TTi/)

247 OK, since it was asked: Jimmy Olsen began as a copy boy at the Daily Planet back in the earliest issues of Action Comics, and just sort of moved up the ranks from there as the plot of the week demanded, much like how somebody at DC got hammered and didn't realize that Lex Luthor was the red-haired guy instead of his bald henchman, so that's what he became. Large swaths of the Superman mythos pretty much follows that path until the 60s, when stuff started getting codified. And yeah, Jimmy's a pretty neat character in the Silver and Bronze ages, capable of competency without Superman in it at all. He had the nickname "Mr. Action" because of it. We've NEVER got to see that Jimmy on screen, which is unfortunate.

I'll note that the DCEU movies, beginning with Man of Steel, did indeed change Jimmy into Jenny before unceremoniously killing the character off. He's race-swapped in Supergirl, which is the least of the indignities heaped upon him there.

Posted by: AmericanHawkman at October 12, 2021 11:44 AM (VfMhS)

248 Regarding the beergasm sidebar- there used to be something called the ACLU that fought things like this- now they're just leftist morality scolds. Also, today my workplace banned powwow, circle the wagons, and hold down the fort as "hate speech."

Posted by: Farmer Bob at October 12, 2021 11:54 AM (McMSJ)

249 Regarding Superman, the pattern is always the same.

Retell the story of a beloved character but make it "modern" and "edgy."

Storyline fails. Usual suspects complain that it's society's fault.

When you ask usual suspects why they don't simply make their own heroes, you get a puzzled expression.

Posted by: NR Pax at October 12, 2021 12:32 PM (4olE8)

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