Update on Southwest Airlines: Less a Sick-Out Than an Opt-Out of Overtime?

"Nice Deb" Heine spoke to an actual Southwest Airlines pilot, and he explained what happened over the weekend.

The carrier's 10,000 pilots "are the most conservative collection of white collar employees in the country," explained the pilot, who asked to remain anonymous for fear of reprisal. He estimated that at least 60 to 70 percent of pilots at Southwest are, like himself, former military.

The tyrannical mandate, he explained, erased all of the good will pilots and other conservative employees had felt toward their company.

That newfound ill will manifested itself over the three day weekend, not with an organized strike, but with many disgruntled employees calling in sick, or not signing up for overtime to help the airline fulfill the increase in flights typical for a holiday weekend.

That bit about not signing up for voluntary overtime is interesting, and I believe is a scoop by Heine and American Greatness.

Interesting tactic, if true. Their contracts may forbid sick-outs and the like, but nothing in their contracts would require they sign up for voluntary holiday overtime.

Assuming this is true (and I do), that means that Southwest pilots can essentially shut the airline down every holiday. And their contracts do not forbid this tactic.

Of course, Southwest says they'll be firing the Domestic Terrorists... the day before Thanksgiving. Good luck with that, fellas!

Meanwhile, United Airlines confirmed it would be firing 232 employees for refusing the vaccine.

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1 First!

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at October 13, 2021 02:38 PM (z5Vrg)

2 ace is redlining!

ace is redlining!

Posted by: David French's Wife's Boyfriend at October 13, 2021 02:39 PM (hQVBP)

3 At least holidays are not busy travel days. Southwest will hardly notice... It's barely an inconvenience!

Posted by: 496 at October 13, 2021 02:39 PM (VJsqe)

4
no controlling legal sponge

Posted by: Al Gore, Jr. at October 13, 2021 02:39 PM (F+2+i)

5 Really? I read the whole thing?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at October 13, 2021 02:40 PM (tavo1)

6 Meanwhile, United Airlines confirmed it would be firing 232 employees for refusing the vaccine.

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This is the only way this ends, frankly.

There's no way out. Only through.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Listen to this SC doctor tell you about ivermectin, spoilers, only two deaths at October 13, 2021 02:40 PM (6Y/Rl)

7 We have widespread violations of the Nuremberg code. If sanity prevails at some point we need to remember that and give them Nuremberg style trials.

Posted by: 18-1 at October 13, 2021 02:40 PM (ESjRY)

8 It would make sense that they rely on overtime in order to get holiday seasons to be functional. Airline pilots aren't seasonal employees that you can reasonably hire and fire en masse.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at October 13, 2021 02:41 PM (z5Vrg)

9 A commenter (who appears to be an insiderat SW) in the earlier thread - Catherine - mentioned this, that SW pilots usually work additional hours but stopped doing so in response to the policy.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 13, 2021 02:41 PM (bDqIh)

10 7 We have widespread violations of the Nuremberg code. If sanity prevails at some point we need to remember that and give them Nuremberg style trials.
Posted by: 18-1 at October 13, 2021 02:40 PM (ESjRY)

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The Japanese commander in The Bridge on the River Kwai threw the Geneva Convention in Alec Guiness' face.

I guess he'd be the good guy now.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 13, 2021 02:42 PM (LvTSG)

11 If you we're deliberately trying to destroy the country what would you differently than what the Democrats and MSM are doing right now?

Posted by: Guzalot says FJB at October 13, 2021 02:42 PM (prSvo)

12 Fuck it.

Posted by: nurse ratched at October 13, 2021 02:42 PM (TXntV)

13 I gave up commercial flying several years back, or about the time they made the seat size approximately 8 square inches.

Posted by: Weasel at October 13, 2021 02:42 PM (MVjcR)

14 "See? It wasn't a sick out. This is all fake news and it was just the weather."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 13, 2021 02:42 PM (LvTSG)

15 >>Meanwhile, United Airlines confirmed it would be firing 232 employees for refusing the vaccine.



Gee, I wonder if the Biden admin promised to bail them out when their business nosedives?

Posted by: Lizzy at October 13, 2021 02:42 PM (bDqIh)

16 Willowed:

did he run the trains?
Posted by: Romeo13 at October 13, 2021 02:32 PM (oHd/0)


Otto Meissner. Head of the Office of the President of Germany 1920-1945.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 13, 2021 02:42 PM (2JVJo)

17 Need to get away?

Posted by: Count de Monet, Intermittent Fasting, Unvaccinated Kulak-American at October 13, 2021 02:42 PM (4I/2K)

18 The Nuremberg Code is a lot like the Constitution.

It works if the sides involve agree that it's the law.

They no longer do.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Listen to this SC doctor tell you about ivermectin, spoilers, only two deaths at October 13, 2021 02:42 PM (6Y/Rl)

19 Raise your hand if you would fly on a new Boeing jet, let's say, a year from now.

Posted by: Capital Eff at October 13, 2021 02:42 PM (2xGy+)

20 11 If you we're deliberately trying to destroy the country what would you differently than what the Democrats and MSM are doing right now?
Posted by: Guzalot says FJB at October 13, 2021 02:42 PM (prSvo)

Don't forget us!!!!

Posted by: Big Tech and Big Pharma at October 13, 2021 02:43 PM (oHd/0)

21 I am pretty sure that is a scoop and, yup, nothing that can be done about that.

Posted by: alexthechick - boobs and hysteria at October 13, 2021 02:43 PM (mf5HN)

22 So I'm glad we don't visit family. Simplifies things.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at October 13, 2021 02:43 PM (tavo1)

23 >>If you we're deliberately trying to destroy the country what would you differently than what the Democrats and MSM are doing right now?


I'd definitely give Kamala more responsibilities.

Posted by: garrett at October 13, 2021 02:43 PM (Va3dv)

24 11 If you we're deliberately trying to destroy the country what would you differently than what the Democrats and MSM are doing right now?
Posted by: Guzalot says FJB at October 13, 2021 02:42 PM (prSvo)


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Well, the first thing I'd do is find this guy Brandon and make him disappear. He's causing a whole lot of grief!

Posted by: 496 at October 13, 2021 02:43 PM (VJsqe)

25 Just filled in my religious exemption request with LM. We'll see how it goes.

Posted by: reason at October 13, 2021 02:43 PM (ePZfA)

26 It's the Biden EO. It's already a deviation FAR clause - meaning before public comments can taken. To the government "it's the contractor's business decision - but the cost is losing ALL government contracts." So not really a choice.

I want to nuke all FAR business compliance regulations (like not talking on phone while driving or double-sided copies and COVID). Waste of ink and storage space.

Posted by: Iris at October 13, 2021 02:44 PM (DibdT)

27 >>"See? It wasn't a sick out. This is all fake news and it was just the weather."


Da Juice!

Posted by: Ilhan Omar at October 13, 2021 02:44 PM (Va3dv)

28 I thought the Federal judge slapped United Airlines across the nose with a rolled-up newspaper and forbade them from carrying the vax-or-no-job mandate out until there was a trial?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021 02:44 PM (/XOcP)

29 United Airlines confirmed it would be firing 232 employees for refusing the vaccine
........

How Soviet of them. I can smell the Unity.

Posted by: wth at October 13, 2021 02:44 PM (v0R5T)

30 So many thoughts in my little squirrel brain. The bit about goodwill erased and ill will manifested is prophetic. How is SouthWest going to fire parents protesting at school board meetings?

Posted by: Darth Chipmunk at October 13, 2021 02:44 PM (+S1Fy)

31 Utility workers will be the next to opt-out of OT.

Posted by: Sarge at October 13, 2021 02:44 PM (rss1H)

32 OT: Allowing crime for the sake of "reparations" is working so well in San Fran that Walgreens is closing 5 more stores in the city

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Whoa! Who'd athunk it?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at October 13, 2021 02:44 PM (d9FiS)

33 VIA linked a video the other night that pointed out that the $15/hour baggage handlers and other schlubs are expected to take the shot, too, and they're very much likely to say "ha, f*ck that, I can work at Wendy's and make two dollars an hour more with no expectations!"

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Listen to this SC doctor tell you about ivermectin, spoilers, only two deaths at October 13, 2021 02:44 PM (6Y/Rl)

34 EXCLUSIVE: Katie Couric covered up RBG's dislike for taking the knee: Anchor says she edited 2016 interview to 'protect' the justice after she said people who kneel are showing 'contempt for a government that made a decent life possible'

Colin Kaepernick hardest hit

Posted by: SMOD at October 13, 2021 02:44 PM (RHGPo)

35 I was "asked to take a survey to declare my vax status," two deadlines have come and gone since I ignored it, and nothing since. I think my employer is beginning to contemplate whether it's a good idea to fire a portion of their workforce when they're already experiencing an unprecedented labor shortage, especially when there isn't even a F*(ing actual mandate.

Regardless of what happens this is my hill to die on.

Posted by: The Maskless and Unvaxed Ranger at October 13, 2021 02:44 PM (hQVBP)

36 Holiday air traffic is going to be fucked up. UA, AA, and Delta haven't had their time of rebellion yet. It's coming. Plan accordingly.

Posted by: Justsayin' at October 13, 2021 02:44 PM (Fs5vw)

37 Is it true that a vaccinated Delta airlines pilot died mid flight?

Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser at October 13, 2021 02:45 PM (EGSGm)

38 Either way with no Fake Vax they would be permanently gone, might as well get use to them not there now.

Posted by: Skip at October 13, 2021 02:45 PM (2JoB8)

39 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 13, 2021 02:45 PM (Zz0t1)

40 Isn't there a class action lawsuit filed by United pilots?

Posted by: Lizzy at October 13, 2021 02:45 PM (bDqIh)

41 >>OT: Allowing crime for the sake of "reparations" is working so well in San Fran that Walgreens is closing 5 more stores in the city


Shoplifting Desert Story in 3...2...

Posted by: garrett at October 13, 2021 02:45 PM (Va3dv)

42 Is it true that a vaccinated Delta airlines pilot died mid flight?

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If he did it was of COVID and because he wasn't fully vaccinated. Also a racist.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Listen to this SC doctor tell you about ivermectin, spoilers, only two deaths at October 13, 2021 02:45 PM (6Y/Rl)

43 Kind of willowed, but pretty happy with this...

Good news, and I think a picture of how the mandates are going to play out.

My religious exemption was granted in 1 day.

It is an indefinite exemption, never expires.

My accommodation is going to be covid testing every week, I just give the results to my supervisor every week. Yeah, I have to bear the cost, but I can afford $40 per week, going to talk to my doctor to see if there is a way to set up him doing it instead of buying the kits off Amazon.

Now I'll wait to see how long it takes them to realize the vaxxed folks are more at risk than I am. I give it about a year.

Posted by: Dave in Fla (fC3dn) at October 13, 2021 02:45 PM (5p7BC)

44 Also, Earth is no longer Shatless. William Shatner has returned safely to Earth.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at October 13, 2021 02:45 PM (d9FiS)

45 All with only government pressure by word of mouth.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 13, 2021 02:46 PM (kBuGL)

46 13 I gave up commercial flying several years back, or about the time they made the seat size approximately 8 square inches.
Posted by: Weasel
___________

That's first class now.

Posted by: Furious George at October 13, 2021 02:46 PM (9vQJW)

47 If you we're deliberately trying to destroy the country what would you differently than what the Democrats and MSM are doing right now.

***********

Mandate that all Americans much watch Cuties on Netflix?

Posted by: The Maskless and Unvaxed Ranger at October 13, 2021 02:46 PM (hQVBP)

48 When the airline industry tanks into the Biden Economy, maybe then we can shitcan all of the parasites in the TSA.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at October 13, 2021 02:46 PM (5l6FZ)

49 I once worked with an outfit that never forced anyone to work overtime but ... you had to work overtime ... or else they would make you sorry. Like the military or the FBI they had good posts and punishment posts. Once they had threatened you and you acquiesced and worked, they considered that voluntary. Sort of like the vaccine.

Posted by: leber at October 13, 2021 02:46 PM (rAhQX)

50 Flying during the holidays will be a fucking hoot.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at October 13, 2021 02:46 PM (3Pz/i)

51 My wife is flying in early-mid November. After that, since I haven't flown in almost 2 years, the airlines can largely die and I won't care. The freight companies will still fly and the other carriers will have to survive on the freight they carry.

I don't care anymore. Woke can horsefuck. Woke INCLUDES this vax shit.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 13, 2021 02:46 PM (Zz0t1)

52 Glad that worked out, Dave.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Listen to this SC doctor tell you about ivermectin, spoilers, only two deaths at October 13, 2021 02:46 PM (6Y/Rl)

53 Imagine a boot stamping on a human face, forever.

It's here.

Posted by: Count de Monet, Intermittent Fasting, Unvaccinated Kulak-American at October 13, 2021 02:46 PM (4I/2K)

54 This is good, more pain for normies. Bring maximum pain to apolitical people, and wake them the hell up.
Also, I can fly wherever I want, without complying with any of this BS...

Posted by: Hawkpilot at October 13, 2021 02:46 PM (X9rZx)

55 Also, Earth is no longer Shatless. William Shatner has returned safely to Earth.

*****************

Good, because that was the longest 8 minutes of my life.

Posted by: The Maskless and Unvaxed Ranger at October 13, 2021 02:46 PM (hQVBP)

56 Airline pilots aren't seasonal employees that you can reasonably hire and fire en masse.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at October 13, 2021 02:41 PM (z5Vrg)
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Unlike CEOs, who are two to a penny.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 13, 2021 02:47 PM (YqDXo)

57 It's going to get worse.

The vaccine passport is coming.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at October 13, 2021 02:47 PM (V6f9+)

58 Fly the fiendly skies.

Posted by: wth at October 13, 2021 02:47 PM (v0R5T)

59 Comment from the earlier Southwest thread:

131 And it isn't a sickout. It is the beginning of working to rule. Pilots ALWAYS pick up trips at SW. They work more than scheduled every month. Well, they do unless you threaten their career by forcing the jabs on them.

Posted by: Catherine at October 13, 2021 11:31 AM (LW9Au)

Posted by: ShainS -- State-Stamped Sluggish Schizophrenic at October 13, 2021 02:47 PM (tJRn2)

60 Holiday air traffic is going to be fucked up. UA, AA, and Delta haven't had their time of rebellion yet. It's coming. Plan accordingly.
Posted by: Justsayin' at October 13, 2021


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No way I'd get on a flight with tyrannical flight attendants (guards, more like) and face diapers required. When and if I go someplace, even if it'll be a couple of days, it'll be in my big comfortable Buick.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021 02:47 PM (/XOcP)

61
Also, Earth is no longer Shatless. William Shatner has returned safely to Earth.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at October 13, 2021 02:45 PM (d9FiS)

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Safely?

Ha. HA. HAHAHAHA!

Posted by: Invasive Space Worms Inhabiting Shatner's Husk at October 13, 2021 02:47 PM (cTqLg)

62 40 Isn't there a class action lawsuit filed by United pilots?
Posted by: Lizzy at October 13, 2021 02:45 PM (bDqIh)

Texas lawsuit under Texas law, therefore it only affects Texicans.

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 13, 2021 02:47 PM (oHd/0)

63 Look at it this way:

You are an un vaxxed employee. Your boss has already said he is firing your unvaxxed ass in a few weeks. Why not use up your accrued sick time? It isn't as if you can take the money and time with you.

Call in Sick. Use all the Sick Time UP. Repay their disloyalty to you with disloyalty to them.

Posted by: rd at October 13, 2021 02:47 PM (Z32m1)

64 Interesting tactic, if true. Their contracts may forbid sick-outs and the like, but nothing in their contracts would require they sign up for voluntary holiday overtime.

Assuming this is true (and I do), that means that Southwest pilots can essentially shut the airline down every holiday. And their contracts do not forbid this tactic.

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Any airline, probably. "Working to rule" is a great slowdown tactic, and will likely cripple any airline, railroad, big trucking outfit or factory.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 13, 2021 02:48 PM (DU+/6)

65 It couldn't be too hard to get Jose and Achmed trained to fly and work on those jets, could it?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Listen to this SC doctor tell you about ivermectin, spoilers, only two deaths at October 13, 2021 02:48 PM (6Y/Rl)

66 Posted by: Ilhan Omar

Take her to her leader! Today is apparently AOC's birfday.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at October 13, 2021 02:48 PM (d9FiS)

67 61 Safely?

Ha. HA. HAHAHAHA!
Posted by: Invasive Space Worms Inhabiting Shatner's Husk at October 13, 2021 02:47 PM (cTqLg)

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PakCvsgVpk

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 13, 2021 02:48 PM (LvTSG)

68 Gotta get those pilots vaccinated so they can fly the unvaccinated 'migrants' to all those red states.

Posted by: garrett at October 13, 2021 02:48 PM (Va3dv)

69 TRO was issued against United, they are enjoined from firing anyone.

Posted by: Dave in Fla (fC3dn) at October 13, 2021 02:48 PM (5p7BC)

70 Call in Sick. Use all the Sick Time UP. Repay their disloyalty to you with disloyalty to them.

**

"Boss, I've got COVID symptoms. Please advise."

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Listen to this SC doctor tell you about ivermectin, spoilers, only two deaths at October 13, 2021 02:48 PM (6Y/Rl)

71 William Shatner has returned safely to Earth.
........

I knew it. There really are no green chicks in space.

Posted by: wth at October 13, 2021 02:49 PM (v0R5T)

72 When I was an armed guard a a Nuke plant they had mandatory over time, it sucked. Usually it was 4-8 hours a week which was doable. But the first time after I started there we had a scheduled outage to refuel units two and three and I was told I had to work 12 hour shifts 19 days straight and they would have cots set up for us in the cafeteria to sleep on so we could respond to emergencies, and that's if everything went perfect. I quit and handed in my stuff the next day.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 13, 2021 02:49 PM (JUOKG)

73 There is a shortage of airline pilots in the market, but about to be a bunch looking for jobs. There is also a surplusage of jets off lease from the downturn last year. Access to the two, jets and pilots, is typically a huge barrier to entry. Someone is going to start an airline or two in no time flat.

Posted by: MarkW at October 13, 2021 02:49 PM (kvb15)

74 General Strike, paging General Strike to the courtesy phone

Posted by: Zeera Hunkering down here, Boss at October 13, 2021 02:49 PM (fC8md)

75 Need more sand in the gears.

Posted by: Capital Eff at October 13, 2021 02:49 PM (2xGy+)

76 65 It couldn't be too hard to get Jose and Achmed trained to fly and work on those jets, could it?
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Listen to this SC doctor tell you about ivermectin, spoilers, only two deaths at October 13, 2021 02:48 PM (6Y/Rl)

What's a good generic name for Haitians? Francois? Jacques?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 13, 2021 02:49 PM (kBuGL)

77 I gave up commercial flying several years back, or about the time they made the seat size approximately 8 square inches.

I almost never fly anymore because they've made the whole process a punishment (and I'm an anti-social shut-in who is not inclined to travel anyway). But I'm a small dude and even I find the seats to be too small. I always have a good laugh watching bigguns try to fit in those things.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at October 13, 2021 02:50 PM (QU5/8)

78 United Airlines blows. They're worse than Delta, which is saying something. I really like Southwest and am glad the pilots are fighting back. Only way this stops is if businesses say, "No more."

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at October 13, 2021 02:50 PM (XSRBF)

79 We have widespread violations of the Nuremberg code. If sanity prevails at some point we need to remember that and give them Nuremberg style trials.
Posted by: 18-1 at October 13, 2021 02:40 PM (ESjRY)

I can't wait to bring this up when i do eventually get pushed by my VERY German company to get a "vaccine" shot...

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at October 13, 2021 02:50 PM (8D42x)

80 >>Call in Sick. Use all the Sick Time UP. Repay their disloyalty to you with disloyalty to them.


Also. Take a Stapler or two.

Posted by: garrett at October 13, 2021 02:50 PM (Va3dv)

81 What's a good generic name for Haitians? Francois? Jacques?

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Hose-B

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Listen to this SC doctor tell you about ivermectin, spoilers, only two deaths at October 13, 2021 02:50 PM (6Y/Rl)

82 All those unvaccinated employees on the beach?

Hmmm? Maybe it is time for an Unvaxxed Airways incorporated in Texas? I bet they can get lots of loyal employees.

Posted by: rd at October 13, 2021 02:50 PM (Z32m1)

83 80 >>Call in Sick. Use all the Sick Time UP. Repay their disloyalty to you with disloyalty to them.


Also. Take a Stapler or two.
Posted by: garrett at October 13, 2021 02:50 PM (Va3dv)

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"What happened to my red stapler?"
-Milton

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 13, 2021 02:50 PM (LvTSG)

84 Don't worry! Be happy! Joe is on it!

John Roberts
@johnrobertsFox
You can't make this stuff up - from Reuters just now:
White House asks U.S. oil-and-gas companies to help lower fuel costs -sources

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at October 13, 2021 02:50 PM (d9FiS)

85 Want to know how screwed up our country is? According to this report, this occurred over a "holiday weekend."

What holiday? The only people I know who get Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples Day/Kill Whitey Day off are government employees. And there are enough of them to cause overtime and extra flights? I thought government workers were grossly underpaid, but they can afford to fly off for 3 day weekends? We're doomed.

Posted by: Wally at October 13, 2021 02:50 PM (FJYfm)

86 >>It couldn't be too hard to get Jose and Achmed trained to fly and work on those jets, could it?


I don't even need to learn how to land one...

Posted by: Achmed at October 13, 2021 02:51 PM (Va3dv)

87 15 >>Meanwhile, United Airlines confirmed it would be firing 232 employees for refusing the vaccine.

Gee, I wonder if the Biden admin promised to bail them out when their business nosedives?

Posted by: Lizzy at October 13, 2021 02:42 PM (bDqIh)

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Eventually they will nationalize all industry, a la the prophetic Atlas Shrugged.

Out: American Airlines.
In: American Aeroflot.

Posted by: ShainS -- State-Stamped Sluggish Schizophrenic at October 13, 2021 02:51 PM (tJRn2)

88 (Trigger warning: Math ahead)

13 I gave up commercial flying several years back, or about the time they made the seat size approximately 8 square inches.
Posted by: Weasel


Remember, kids, "8 square inches" is not the same as "8 inches square." These seats are approximate 2" x 4".

Posted by: Half Dozen at October 13, 2021 02:51 PM (Cem4/)

89
You can't make this stuff up - from Reuters just now:
White House asks U.S. oil-and-gas companies to help lower fuel costs -sources
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at October 13, 2021 02:50 PM (d9FiS)

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Yes, you can.

Super easy.

Barely an inconvenience.

Posted by: Ayn Rand at October 13, 2021 02:51 PM (cTqLg)

90 >>> "There is also a surplusage of jets..."

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surplusage. I like that word.

I wonder if Joe Mannix has any pictorial depictions of surplusage.

Posted by: 496 at October 13, 2021 02:51 PM (VJsqe)

91 84 Don't worry! Be happy! Joe is on it!

John Roberts
@johnrobertsFox
You can't make this stuff up - from Reuters just now:
White House asks U.S. oil-and-gas companies to help lower fuel costs -sources
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at October 13, 2021 02:50 PM (d9FiS)

You gotta be joking.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 13, 2021 02:51 PM (kBuGL)

92 Paging Letsgo Brandon. Paging Letsgo Brandon.

Passenger Letsgo Brandon to a white courtesy telephone, please.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 13, 2021 02:51 PM (a3Q+t)

93 Can we get the National Guard to pilot those flights? If they can jab you with a needle, they can surely skip and bounce a jet off the tarmac.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at October 13, 2021 02:51 PM (5l6FZ)

94 Facebook Inc(FB.O) will now count activists and journalists as "involuntary" public figures and so increase protections against harassment and bullying targeted at these groups, its global safety chief said in an interview this week.

The social media company, which allows more critical commentary of public figures than of private individuals, is changing its approach on the harassment of journalists and "human rights defenders," who it says are in the public eye due to their work rather than their public personas.

Let's Go Brandon

Posted by: SMOD at October 13, 2021 02:51 PM (RHGPo)

95 I gave up commercial flying several years back, or about the time they made the seat size approximately 8 square inches.
Posted by: Weasel

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Mine was after the PATRIOT Act.

Unless I'm going overseas or cross-country and back in a week, it's generally easier to drive.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Listen to this SC doctor tell you about ivermectin, spoilers, only two deaths at October 13, 2021 02:52 PM (6Y/Rl)

96 It was the weather, and also the holiday, which in fairness, those are both completely unexpected events.

Also, it isn't like our reputation depends on transporting people during holidays that take place during months where weather tends to be an issue, like Nov or Dec.

Posted by: Future SW CEO speech to investors at October 13, 2021 02:52 PM (Ojki1)

97 I'm never planning to fly again unless these vax and mask mandates stop. Which, of course, they won't.

It's going to make my trip down South next year difficult, but I like to drive, so there's that.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 13, 2021 02:52 PM (2JVJo)

98 John Roberts
@johnrobertsFox
You can't make this stuff up - from Reuters just now:
White House asks U.S. oil-and-gas companies to help lower fuel costs -sources
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Oil and gas companies: "Oh. OK."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 13, 2021 02:52 PM (YqDXo)

99 Bulding Back Better here, Boss.

Posted by: Airline Pilot at October 13, 2021 02:52 PM (Va3dv)

100 > Repay their disloyalty to you with disloyalty to them.

Speaking of that. Why is it that it's no big deal for a company to surprise you with a pink slip, but you're supposed to give them two weeks notice?

I worked for a company that had two surprise layoffs with 40ish people being shown the door each time. The first was about three months after I started working there. The second was about three and a half years later. After the second one, I quit on the spot. Fuck em. If that's how they treat my co-workers, I'm out.

I had a new job in a week making 30% more.

Posted by: bonhomme at October 13, 2021 02:52 PM (YYlyE)

101 I have not flown for about 6 years. Have they gotten smaller since then? I had the upgrade just above steerage.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 13, 2021 02:52 PM (kBuGL)

102 3 At least holidays are not busy travel days. Southwest will hardly notice... It's barely an inconvenience!
Posted by: 496 at October 13, 2021 02:39 PM (VJsqe)
================================
Oh, really?
https://youtu.be/Dz9kLWsiQjc?t=53

Posted by: notthatGreg at October 13, 2021 02:52 PM (oCS0o)

103 TSA is firing its unvaxed Nov 22.
Nobody getting anywhere on Thanksgiving.

Posted by: Big Ben at October 13, 2021 02:52 PM (JYLzJ)

104 >>> "There is also a surplusage of jets..."

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surplusage. I like that word.

I wonder if Joe Mannix has any pictorial depictions of surplusage.
Posted by: 496 at October 13, 2021 02:51 PM (VJsqe)

A surfeit, even.

Posted by: Count de Monet, Intermittent Fasting, Unvaccinated Kulak-American at October 13, 2021 02:52 PM (4I/2K)

105 United Airlines blows

****************

I flew them once, a 3 hour flight turned into a 15 hour nightmare with 2 delayed layovers. And this was BEFORE the pandemic!

Posted by: The Maskless and Unvaxed Ranger at October 13, 2021 02:53 PM (hQVBP)

106 >>>Also. Take a Stapler or two.
Posted by: garrett


I believe you have my stapler.

Posted by: Milton at October 13, 2021 02:53 PM (XSRBF)

107 We just missed out on shooting down some space junk that re-entered the Terran atmosphere.

Posted by: The Klingons at October 13, 2021 02:53 PM (MH0eD)

108 I wonder if Joe Mannix has any pictorial depictions of surplusage.
Posted by: 496 at October 13, 2021 02:51 PM


We're always happy to help.

Posted by: Whoopi, Lena, & Stacey at October 13, 2021 02:53 PM (a3Q+t)

109 It couldn't be too hard to get Jose and Achmed trained to fly and work on those jets, could it?
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Listen to this SC doctor tell you about ivermectin, spoilers, only two deaths
.........

Amede can handle the baggage.

Posted by: wth at October 13, 2021 02:53 PM (v0R5T)

110 84 Don't worry! Be happy! Joe is on it!

John Roberts
@johnrobertsFox
You can't make this stuff up - from Reuters just now:
White House asks U.S. oil-and-gas companies to help lower fuel costs -sources

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at October 13, 2021 02:50 PM (d9FiS)

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[copies and pastes previous comment @ 87 here]

Posted by: ShainS -- State-Stamped Sluggish Schizophrenic at October 13, 2021 02:53 PM (tJRn2)

111 77 . . . I find the seats to be too small. I always have a good laugh watching bigguns try to fit in those things.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls
_____________

The airlines have a special algorithm that always seats me next to someone who would dress out above 300 pounds.

Posted by: Furious George at October 13, 2021 02:54 PM (9vQJW)

112 I didn't know the United CEO was a doctor. Can make medical decisions for all of his employees.

The second time I got notified of an employee - it was a 57-year-old pilot that had passed away - I walked around for half an hour and finally called our team and said 'enough is enough,'" he told CBS. "We can do something about this, we believe in safety."

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 13, 2021 02:54 PM (qfUXd)

113 I read the Southwest CEO said that no one would be fired for not getting the vaccine and that he personally thought that the federal mandate was a bad idea.

Perhaps Southwest will do the following: Declare, officially, that it is mandatory for every employee to get vaccinated, and then simply not do anything about employees who don't. That way they have followed the federal government's mandate and can remain a federal contractor, but not piss off or lose any employees.

It all comes down to the yet to be made official federal mandate. Biden didn't say much about it other than it would come through OSHA as a workplace safety issue. He didn't mention, and I don't think anyone else from the government has, how companies are going to be expected to force compliance.

Posted by: chris not rock at October 13, 2021 02:54 PM (7m155)

114 Daily Mail reports:

EXCLUSIVE: Katie Couric covered up RBG's dislike for taking the knee: Anchor says she edited 2016 interview to 'protect' the justice after she said people who kneel are showing 'contempt for a government that made a decent life possible'

[See sock link]

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at October 13, 2021 02:54 PM (UHVv4)

115 >>>I'm never planning to fly again unless these vax and mask mandates stop. Which, of course, they won't.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing


Agreed. I drove to Texas to pick up my kid from college, and loved the ride. I have no desire to fly anymore.

Posted by: Milton at October 13, 2021 02:54 PM (XSRBF)

116 People are discovering they are not powerless in all of this tyranny. I expect the movement to grow. In a labor market where jobs are plentiful and where skilled people have a lot more value, they will begin to call the shots.

It was originally about the vaccine. But there are a lot of people, whether they believe in that or not, believe in everyone's right to choose for themselves. Those reasonable people are starting to outnumber any warring parties because they see the ultimate danger- and it isn't each other.

Posted by: Marcus T at October 13, 2021 02:54 PM (3P+Du)

117 White House asks U.S. oil-and-gas companies to help lower fuel costs -sources


**

Darnit, Biden just had bad luck.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Listen to this SC doctor tell you about ivermectin, spoilers, only two deaths at October 13, 2021 02:54 PM (6Y/Rl)

118 A surfeit, even.
Posted by: Count de Monet, Intermittent Fasting, Unvaccinated Kulak-American at October 13, 2021 02:52 PM (4I/2K)


Would you say we had a plethora?

Posted by: blaster at October 13, 2021 02:54 PM (mbFEM)

119 I'm not sure if Southwest's "pilots, please sign up for OT on our busiest travel days" system is an efficient staffing decision similar to ICU wards generally operating at >90% capacity or a disaster waiting to happen.

Posted by: notthatGreg at October 13, 2021 02:54 PM (oCS0o)

120 William Shatner has returned safely to Earth.
........

I knew it. There really are no green chicks in space.
Posted by: wth at October 13, 2021 02:49 PM (v0R5T)


An entity that resembles William Shatner arrived on earth.

Not fooled for a sec.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at October 13, 2021 02:54 PM (wAnMi)

121 >>> When I was an armed guard a a Nuke plant they had mandatory over time, it sucked. Usually it was 4-8 hours a week which was doable. But the first time after I started there we had a scheduled outage to refuel units two and three and I was told I had to work 12 hour shifts 19 days straight and they would have cots set up for us in the cafeteria to sleep on so we could respond to emergencies, and that's if everything went perfect. I quit and handed in my stuff the next day.
Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 13, 2021 02:49 PM (JUOKG)


I knew contractors that would have creamed their shorts over the news of 12hr days for 20 days straight. Some were already living in RVs in the parking lot. The others would have been "cots? Luxury!"

Posted by: banana Dream at October 13, 2021 02:54 PM (Tm5Ir)

122 What holiday? The only people I know who get Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples Day/Kill Whitey Day off are government employees. And there are enough of them to cause overtime and extra flights? I thought government workers were grossly underpaid, but they can afford to fly off for 3 day weekends? We're doomed.
Posted by: Wally at October 13, 2021 02:50 PM (FJYfm)

Well, to be absolutely fair, a lot of schools had fall break this weekend. Two of my kids came home, one of them flew. Her flight back yesterday was so delayed that she didn't get back to campus until the middle of the night. But yeah, it's not like this was Thanksgiving.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at October 13, 2021 02:55 PM (dfRN6)

123 "I didn't know the United CEO was a doctor. Can make medical decisions for all of his employees."


It's really not that hard to be a doctor.

Posted by: Jill Biden at October 13, 2021 02:55 PM (FJYfm)

124 We may never really know what exactly it was because it wasn't fully coordinated, but it was something. And that something got some movement. SW CEO has changed his position a bit (he could move back). Abbott announced a ban (may not have much teeth). So it was something.

Posted by: SH (Non-Expert) at October 13, 2021 02:55 PM (sX1BW)

125 >>Facebook Inc(FB.O) will now count activists and journalists as "involuntary" public figures and so increase protections against harassment and bullying targeted at these groups, its global safety chief said in an interview this week.


Nikki Minaj really freaked out journos by fighting back, didn't she?

Posted by: Lizzy at October 13, 2021 02:55 PM (bDqIh)

126 Unless I'm going overseas or cross-country and back in a week, it's generally easier to drive.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Listen to this SC doctor tell you about ivermectin, spoilers, only two deaths at October 13, 2021 02:52 PM


I told my mother that I would need 5-7 days notice of her passing because I am not flying anymore and I would have to drive from Texas to Ohio to attend her funeral.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 13, 2021 02:55 PM (JUOKG)

127 Look, if the oil companies would just sell their oil for less money, it wouldn't cost as much!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 13, 2021 02:55 PM (qfUXd)

128 "who asked to remain anonymous for fear of reprisal."

That's where we are.

The political, populist opportunities for rhetorical battle for Republicans politicians are so embarrassingly rich right now that their non-confrontational silence can only be taken as complicity or as a cluelessness on a scale never before seen in history.

Posted by: Ordinary American at October 13, 2021 02:56 PM (H8QX8)

129 I once worked with an outfit that never forced anyone to work overtime but ... you had to work overtime ... or else they would make you sorry.

Posted by: leber at October 13, 2021 02:46 PM (rAhQX)

This technic is well known and used all the time - sure, you don't have to work until 2 AM and be back here at 6 AM...but you will never advance, and we'll make sure you work for the most evil, whip-lashing boss we can find...its called situational firing. It's why you always name your boss in an employment contract, to prevent them from giving you Snidely Whiplash as your direct report and then torturing you into quitting....

Posted by: Boswell at October 13, 2021 02:56 PM (5iUNf)

130 TSA is firing its unvaxed Nov 22.
Nobody getting anywhere on Thanksgiving.
Posted by: Big Ben at October 13, 2021 02:52 PM (JYLzJ)
++++
Oh dear. This is like when they erected barriers to block out Mount Rushmore from the road during the Obama "government shutdown." They're clearly going for maximum pain.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 13, 2021 02:56 PM (DU+/6)

131 Dog the Bounty Hunter is giving up the hunt for Brian Laundrie, who disappeared shortly before the body of his fiancée, Gabby Petito, was found in a Wyoming park.

Posted by: SMOD at October 13, 2021 02:56 PM (RHGPo)

132 Eventually they will nationalize all industry, a la the prophetic Atlas Shrugged.

Posted by: ShainS -- State-Stamped Sluggish Schizophrenic at October 13, 2021 02:51 PM (tJRn2)

Barely an inconvenience.
Posted by: Ayn Rand at October 13, 2021 02:51 PM (cTqLg)

Hordemind.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 13, 2021 02:56 PM (cTqLg)

133 @johncardillo

Laughing way too hard at this.

https://tinyurl.com/yj5zznm9

Warning: It's a wild pig vs a soiboi.

Posted by: Tami at October 13, 2021 02:56 PM (cF8AT)

134 The airlines have a special algorithm that always seats me next to someone who would dress out above 300 pounds.
Posted by: Furious George at October 13, 2021 02:54 PM (9vQJW)

Who has bad gas and snores like a freight train.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at October 13, 2021 02:56 PM (3Pz/i)

135 127 Look, if the oil companies would just sell their oil for less money, it wouldn't cost as much!
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 13, 2021 02:55 PM (qfUXd)

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Also, let's tax those evil oil companies back to the stone age! That should reduce prices at the pump!

Posted by: 496 at October 13, 2021 02:56 PM (VJsqe)

136 127 Look, if the oil companies would just sell their oil for less money, it wouldn't cost as much!
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 13, 2021 02:55 PM (qfUXd)


"If we killed more poor people, they're be fewer of them, statistically speaking. I know my views are unpopular, but there you have it."

- - M. Python

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 13, 2021 02:56 PM (s2VJv)

137 Now I'll wait to see how long it takes them to realize the vaxxed folks are more at risk than I am. I give it about a year.
Posted by: Dave in Fla (fC3dn) at October 13, 2021 02:45 PM (5p7BC)

I don't know if anybody's doing this, but everyone who is suing over the various mandates needs should incorporate the data about vaccines losing efficacy over time into the lawsuit paperwork. I'm still hearing the "99% effective vax" stuff from people who should know better and I dunno if that's from ignorance or refusal to incorporate new data. Even if the "99%" effective held, there's plenty of reason to not have mandates, especially with how they're being done, but more people should "flip" if it's a bad rule *and* ineffective.

I've overheard plenty of vile comments towards and odious plans for the "unvaxxed" and it soured my opinion of more people I know personally than I first anticipated. Dunno what I can do about it except privately seethe (nd maybe document?) for now.

Posted by: Thrawn at October 13, 2021 02:56 PM (5aFbR)

138 I knew contractors that would have creamed their shorts over the news of 12hr days for 20 days straight. Some were already living in RVs in the parking lot. The others would have been "cots? Luxury!"
Posted by: banana Dream at October 13, 2021 02:54 PM (Tm5Ir)

To sleep between shifts or during the shift? Getting paid to sleep?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 13, 2021 02:57 PM (kBuGL)

139 I try not to fly anymore due to the ghetto atmosphere in airports and on airlines.

Nowadays, I just load up my ride with a few of my bitches and have them drive me where I need to go.

Easin' down the highway in a new Cadillac,
I had a fine fox in front, I had three more in the back.
They sportin' short dresses, wearin' spike-heeled shoes,
They smokin' Lucky Strikes, wearing nylon too.
Welcome back, we're nationwide.
Yeah we bad, we're nationwide.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at October 13, 2021 02:57 PM (y7KuV)

140 I imagine that firing unvaxed employees will lead to business contractions and failures. But biden knows best.

Posted by: Lesko Brandon at October 13, 2021 02:57 PM (0OmEj)

141 >>>Look, if the oil companies would just sell their oil for less money, it wouldn't cost as much!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy

I'm old enough to remember when we had an oil surplus and plenty of reserves.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at October 13, 2021 02:57 PM (XSRBF)

142 >> I'm not sure if Southwest's "pilots, please sign up for OT on our busiest travel days" system is an efficient staffing decision similar to ICU wards generally operating at >90% capacity or a disaster waiting to happen.


Seems akin to 'just in time' inventory. It saves money and appears to work well -- until it doesn't.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 13, 2021 02:57 PM (bDqIh)

143 WH: Joe Biden "Proud of His Son" Hunter Biden After Selling $375,000 Worth of Paintings

Posted by: SMOD at October 13, 2021 02:57 PM (RHGPo)

144 "The airlines have a special algorithm that always seats me next to someone who would dress out above 300 pounds.
Posted by: Furious George at October 13, 2021 02:54 PM (9vQJW)

Who has bad gas and snores like a freight train.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at October 13, 2021 02:56 PM (3Pz/i)"

And whom runs a very real risk of being smothered by a pillow in their sleep of the crew doesn't move me.

Posted by: Marcus T at October 13, 2021 02:57 PM (3P+Du)

145 130 TSA is firing its unvaxed Nov 22.
Nobody getting anywhere on Thanksgiving.
Posted by: Big Ben at October 13, 2021 02:52 PM (JYLzJ)
++++
Oh dear. This is like when they erected barriers to block out Mount Rushmore from the road during the Obama "government shutdown." They're clearly going for maximum pain.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 13, 2021 02:56 PM (DU+/6)

=========

Life under Trump felt so much smoother.

Probably the mean tweets.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 13, 2021 02:57 PM (LvTSG)

146 The airlines have a special algorithm that always seats me next to someone who would dress out above 300 pounds.
Posted by: Furious George at October 13, 2021 02:54 PM (9vQJW)

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Me too. I had a large fellow ask if he could raise the armrest between us. I was dumbfounded. But I still said no, and to his credit he didn't whine. Maybe because he couldn't breathe...

Posted by: 496 at October 13, 2021 02:58 PM (VJsqe)

147 system is an efficient staffing decision similar to ICU wards generally operating at >90% capacity or a disaster waiting to happen.


Well, having ICU beds and staff sitting around waiting for patients isn't cost effective. Neither is having hundreds of pilots on the payroll to cover a busy holiday.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 13, 2021 02:58 PM (qfUXd)

148 It's going to make my trip down South next year difficult, but I like to drive, so there's that.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 13, 2021 02:52 PM (2JVJo)

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Unless they manage to ban fossil fuels before then.

Holodomor 2: Starvation Boogaloo.

Posted by: ShainS -- State-Stamped Sluggish Schizophrenic at October 13, 2021 02:58 PM (tJRn2)

149 DOW - up - 12.24 (0.036%)
NASDAQ - up - 99.59 (0.69%)
S&P 500 - up - 10.00 (0.23%)

They don't GAS about your portfolio
but if it mirrors their portfolio...

Posted by: Braenyard at October 13, 2021 02:58 PM (yXf+h)

150 I'm old enough to remember when we had an oil surplus and plenty of reserves.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp

Dude, that's so last year

Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser at October 13, 2021 02:58 PM (jyG9l)

151 > William Shatner has returned safely to Earth.

I'm surprised the old booze hound didn't die in flight. He's 90 years old and hasn't led the cleanest life.

Posted by: bonhomme at October 13, 2021 02:58 PM (YYlyE)

152 >>>Dude, that's so last year

Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser


Heh.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at October 13, 2021 02:59 PM (XSRBF)

153 142 >> I'm not sure if Southwest's "pilots, please sign up for OT on our busiest travel days" system is an efficient staffing decision similar to ICU wards generally operating at >90% capacity or a disaster waiting to happen.

Seems akin to 'just in time' inventory. It saves money and appears to work well -- until it doesn't.
Posted by: Lizzy at October 13, 2021 02:57 PM (bDqIh)

Natural market forces generally tend to push things in this direction. It doesn't help that they're unionized and require licenses of course, but to be price competitive you generally have to minimize costs. Which means not a whole lot of spare capacity under normal operating conditions(which is why utility companies generally operate under controlled conditions, because you really need the spare capacity there).

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at October 13, 2021 02:59 PM (z5Vrg)

154 I'm old enough to remember when we had an oil surplus and plenty of reserves.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at October 13, 2021 02:57 PM (XSRBF)

Net energy exporter.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 13, 2021 02:59 PM (kBuGL)

155 >>>I'm surprised the old booze hound didn't die in flight. He's 90 years old and hasn't led the cleanest life.

Posted by: bonhomme


I heard he sang Rocket Man the entire trip.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at October 13, 2021 02:59 PM (XSRBF)

156 Oh dear. This is like when they erected barriers to block out Mount Rushmore from the road during the Obama "government shutdown.

****************

I remember those barriers, it was tough driving over those 1 feet high cones in my 4x4, but I managed.

Posted by: The Maskless and Unvaxed Ranger at October 13, 2021 02:59 PM (hQVBP)

157 Not wanting to interrupt too much, but a suggestion for Wolfus Aurelius: get Chekov a small can or envelope of wild-caught _salmon_ and don't drain it first. The omega-3 stuff might help. And it's better for cats than tuna.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain, Caligula Did Nothing Wrong at October 13, 2021 02:59 PM (qjuTe)

158
Dog the Bounty Hunter is giving up the hunt for Brian Laundrie, who disappeared shortly before the body of his fiancee, Gabby Petito, was found in a Wyoming park.
Posted by: SMOD at October 13, 2021 02:56 PM (RHGPo)

--------

DAMMIT.

I was hoping for a thrilling denouement, where Laundrie kills Dog when a thrilling forest pursuit ends with a fatal bare-knuckles brawl in a lonely clearing at dusk. Then, as Laundrie absconds into a thicket, a grizzly bear goes DiCaprio on Dog, before consuming him in a post-coital blood frenzy.

*sigh*

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 13, 2021 03:00 PM (cTqLg)

159 Bulding Back Better here, Boss.
Posted by: Airline Pilot

To be fair, Joe is still in the demolition phase of Building Back Better.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at October 13, 2021 03:00 PM (d9FiS)

160 They should shit the entire country down for the Thanksgiving holiday. Because all these vax deadlines fall right around that time.

Posted by: Marcus T at October 13, 2021 03:00 PM (3P+Du)

161 I knew contractors that would have creamed their shorts over the news of 12hr days for 20 days straight. Some were already living in RVs in the parking lot. The others would have been "cots? Luxury!"
Posted by: banana Dream at October 13, 2021 02:54 PM (Tm5Ir)
++++
My first "real job" was a hospital shift at a big financial technology company. 12 hour overnights, 3 days one week, 4 days the next. It was structured to avoid overtime. The company *hated* paying overtime.

We were also, however, an essential operations group. We had to be there. If there was a blizzard and the roads were impassable, we'd have to stay on the clock. The first time this happened, we started covering for each other so people could take naps for an hour or two. The company didn't have cots. It shocked me. We were a round-the-clock operation that sometimes - at least once a year, sometimes 3-4 times - had people who had to work doubles or triples due to weather. And no cots in a supply closet somewhere.

I kept my own in the car after the first one.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 13, 2021 03:00 PM (DU+/6)

162 TSA is firing its unvaxed Nov 22.
++++
Oh dear. This is like when they erected barriers to block out Mount Rushmore from the road during the Obama "government shutdown." They're clearly going for maximum pain

*

Yep. It's being done on purpose to stoke the hatred against the unvaxxed.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - local SC doctor of 40 years calls in to radio show about ivermectin at October 13, 2021 03:00 PM (vnhb5)

163 Looks like my flight to and from the TexasMOME will be the last one in quite a while.
At least it will be memorable.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 13, 2021 03:00 PM (sy5kK)

164 Does United still break guitars?

Posted by: Stu Podaso at October 13, 2021 03:00 PM (I93T6)

165 John Roberts
@johnrobertsFox
You can't make this stuff up - from Reuters just now:
White House asks U.S. oil-and-gas companies to help lower fuel costs -sources
-------------------

Oil and gas companies: "Oh. OK."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 13, 2021 02:52 PM (YqDXo)

I'm pretty sure they said lets go brandon.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 13, 2021 03:00 PM (VwHCD)

166 BIDEN EFFECT: US Government Expects Households to See Heating Bills Jump as Much as 54% This Winter

Thanks Brandon

Posted by: SMOD at October 13, 2021 03:00 PM (RHGPo)

167 And this is just the start. As the deadlines get nearer we will see more and more of this sort of situation and corporate stuttering and stammering and trying to have their cake and eat it too.

But in the long run with a 30% reduction in flights they will go bankrupt very shortly. And don't forget a lot of people don't have the money or the inclination to travel now adays so they will also lose some income from that.

Let them get a look at how the economy works the way it used to a hundred years ago.

Posted by: jakee308 at October 13, 2021 03:00 PM (tsmrH)

168 surplusage. I like that word.

I wonder if Joe Mannix has any pictorial depictions of surplusage.
Posted by: 496 at October 13, 2021 02:51 PM


Can we work "plethora" in there, too?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 13, 2021 03:01 PM (m+jkK)

169 I paid $1000 for Robert Barnes to help me draft my exemption. I emailed him my reasons for my exemption 24 hours ago, and I am about to vibrate out of my chair waiting for his response.

I hate this situation. I work in tech - I don't know if I want to go to a new company or not. I just don't know. It barely seems worth working at all except for, you know, the money.

Posted by: sunny-dee at October 13, 2021 03:01 PM (Z2HD7)

170 This technic is well known and used all the time - sure, you don't have to work until 2 AM and be back here at 6 AM...but you will never advance, and we'll make sure you work for the most evil, whip-lashing boss we can find...its called situational firing. It's why you always name your boss in an employment contract, to prevent them from giving you Snidely Whiplash as your direct report and then torturing you into quitting....

Posted by: Boswell at October 13, 2021 02:56 PM


They pulled that $hit at on company I worked for driving a truck into NYC and Boston. 14-16 hour days Monday through Wednesday and then, opps we don't have anything for you on Thursday or Friday take the day off, sorry but you only get 4-8 hours of overtime for the week. I quit after six months.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 13, 2021 03:01 PM (JUOKG)

171 Hopefully the cumulative effect of this type protests will get these tyrant nanny-staters to STFU and stay home if they're so concerned about the coody-bug

Posted by: dananjcon at October 13, 2021 03:02 PM (u6xw0)

172
Laughing way too hard at this.

https://tinyurl.com/yj5zznm9

Warning: It's a wild pig vs a soiboi.
Posted by: Tami at October 13, 2021 02:56 PM (cF8AT)



Fuck with a feral hog, get it's tusks.

Dumbfuck.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 13, 2021 03:02 PM (Zz0t1)

173 Pilot shortage, health care worker shortage and many many others. How do they think this is going to end? Not well.

Posted by: Jewells45 at October 13, 2021 03:02 PM (nxdel)

174 WH: Joe Biden "Proud of His Son" Hunter Biden After Selling $375,000 Worth of Paintings
.......

Just think what an original Hunter Biden will go for 100 years from now!

Posted by: wth at October 13, 2021 03:02 PM (v0R5T)

175 It be amusing to have a couple hundred thousand aggravated people make dozens of reservations for the holidays and then cancel them before the refund cut-off dates.

Much of the corporate infrastructure relies on automation like reservation systems, online ordering, etc. Fuck with that enough and it might open a few eyes to who controls whom.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 13, 2021 03:02 PM (BFigT)

176 So Biden says "Drill, baby, drill?" Or I drilled a baby?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 13, 2021 03:02 PM (qfUXd)

177 So oil and gas execs to be called before Congress before the 2022 "elections". Bet they don't get a Sucker "free pass to lie" in that show trial that Dems care.

Posted by: Bete at October 13, 2021 03:02 PM (Ojki1)

178 Is Indigenous People's Day really such a holiday that so many more people fly than usual? I highly doubt that. Around here barely anyone gets off that day, except the USPS.

Posted by: bluebell at October 13, 2021 03:02 PM (wyw4S)

179 don't know if anybody's doing this, but everyone who is suing over the various mandates needs should incorporate the data about vaccines losing efficacy over time into the lawsuit paperwork. ...
Posted by: Thrawn at October 13, 2021 02:56 PM (5aFbR)
++++
This is a fair point. It is clear that it is vital for public health that vaccination remain mandatory and that boosters every four months are added to the mandatory vaccination regimen.

Posted by: United States Government at October 13, 2021 03:02 PM (DU+/6)

180 "Meanwhile, United Airlines confirmed it would be firing 232 employees for refusing the vaccine."

That number isn't a good one for United. UAL Flight 232 was the DC-10 that crashed in Sioux City, IA.

Posted by: SARDiver at October 13, 2021 03:03 PM (s0DTB)

181 Dog the Bounty Hunter is giving up the hunt for Brian Laundrie, who disappeared shortly before the body of his fiancee, Gabby Petito, was found in a Wyoming park.
Posted by: SMOD at October 13, 2021 02:56 PM

Oh, somewhere in this favored land the sun is shining bright;
The band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light,
And somewhere men are laughing, and little children shout;
But there is no joy in Swampville -- mighty Dog the Bounty Hunter has struck out.

Posted by: Ernest Lawrence Thayer at October 13, 2021 03:03 PM (4I/2K)

182 I have to fly for work. It fucking sucks.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at October 13, 2021 03:03 PM (3Pz/i)

183 I'm surprised the old booze hound didn't die in flight. He's 90 years old and hasn't led the cleanest life.
Posted by: bonhomme at October 13, 2021 02:58 PM (YYlyE)

He was perfectly safe. He had THREE Red Shirts with him.

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 13, 2021 03:03 PM (oHd/0)

184 Looks like my flight to and from the TexasMOME will be the last one in quite a while.
At least it will be memorable.
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 13, 2021 03:00 PM (sy5kK)



We'll do everything we can to help you forget everything while here.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 13, 2021 03:03 PM (Zz0t1)

185 >>>Pilot shortage, health care worker shortage and many many others. How do they think this is going to end? Not well.

Posted by: Jewells45

I honestly don't think they care. The elites are set for life, and they can pay for doctors, fly in private jets, etc. They don't care about the little people. Never did.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at October 13, 2021 03:03 PM (XSRBF)

186 I was hoping for a thrilling denouement, where Laundrie kills Dog when a thrilling forest pursuit ends with a fatal bare-knuckles brawl in a lonely clearing at dusk. Then, as Laundrie absconds into a thicket, a grizzly bear goes DiCaprio on Dog, before consuming him in a post-coital blood frenzy.

*sigh*
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 13, 2021 03:00 PM


Sorry.

*burp*

Posted by: An Alligator at October 13, 2021 03:03 PM (m+jkK)

187 Does United still break guitars?

They'll get the Man From Mars on their case if they do.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain, Caligula Did Nothing Wrong at October 13, 2021 03:03 PM (qjuTe)

188 Going to be interesting to see this play out since there is no actual emergency EO or decree.

Posted by: CSMBigBird at October 13, 2021 03:03 PM (jsWA8)

189 Yep. It's being done on purpose to stoke the hatred against the unvaxxed.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - local SC doctor of 40 years calls in to radio show about ivermectin at October 13, 2021 03:00 PM (vnhb5)
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There is a non-zero chance it stokes hatred against the mandate instead.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 13, 2021 03:04 PM (DU+/6)

190 Damn. I will help you draft an exemption for the discounted fee of $749.99.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 13, 2021 03:04 PM (qfUXd)

191 171 Hopefully the cumulative effect of this type protests will get these tyrant nanny-staters to STFU and stay home if they're so concerned about the coody-bug
Posted by: dananjcon
____________

And that they'll freeze in the dark in their houses because of 54% higher heating bills.

Posted by: Les Gobrandon at October 13, 2021 03:04 PM (9vQJW)

192 >>> Laughing way too hard at this.
https://tinyurl.com/yj5zznm9

Warning: It's a wild pig vs a soiboi.
Posted by: Tami at October 13, 2021 02:56 PM (cF8AT)

Fuck with a feral hog, get it's tusks.

Dumbfuck.
Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 13, 2021 03:02 PM (Zz0t1)


Hakuna Matata Bitches!

Posted by: Pumbaa at October 13, 2021 03:05 PM (Tm5Ir)

193 I paid $1000 for Robert Barnes to help me draft my exemption. I emailed him my reasons for my exemption 24 hours ago, and I am about to vibrate out of my chair waiting for his response.

I hate this situation. I work in tech - I don't know if I want to go to a new company or not. I just don't know. It barely seems worth working at all except for, you know, the money.
Posted by: sunny-dee at October 13, 2021 03:01 PM (Z2HD7)
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Good luck, sunny-dee. I really hope your exemption goes through. We are facing that soon in our family too. No idea how that will go.

Posted by: bluebell at October 13, 2021 03:05 PM (wyw4S)

194 I honestly don't think they care. The elites are set for life, and they can pay for doctors, fly in private jets, etc. They don't care about the little people. Never did.

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This is definitely true. They will not fully pay the price of their actions. Same as with education.

Posted by: SH (Non-Expert) at October 13, 2021 03:05 PM (sX1BW)

195 The TSA plan will antagonize Thanksgiving travelers and vaccine-hesitant blacks employed by the TSA.

Posted by: mr tmz at October 13, 2021 03:05 PM (m/Gc2)

196 I keep waiting for my organization to roll over for this illegal "mandate" but so far not a peep about any of it.

Posted by: Blast Hardcheese at October 13, 2021 03:05 PM (BvNzB)

197 >>>Damn. I will help you draft an exemption for the discounted fee of $749.99.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy


I'll do it for $99.99!

Posted by: Earl Scheib at October 13, 2021 03:05 PM (XSRBF)

198 Thanks Brandon

**********

Brandon is becoming the new Karen

Posted by: The Maskless and Unvaxed Ranger at October 13, 2021 03:05 PM (hQVBP)

199 The story in today's Wall Street Journal went into this, though it downplayed the effect of the mandate. A big problem is that SW, like all airlines, is starting to ramp up its flight schedule, but it's short-staffed, largely due to personnel losses during the pandemic's shutdown, and staffing up again has proved a serious challenge; and the pressure of trying to fly a full schedule with fewer staff than necessary are pushing pilots to near breakdown.

Posted by: Nemo at October 13, 2021 03:05 PM (S6ArX)

200 Pisshockey says people aren't comparing prices of goods today vs two years ago.

https://bit.ly/3v6Qz62

Posted by: bonhomme at October 13, 2021 03:05 PM (YYlyE)

201 I heard he sang Rocket Man the entire trip.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp

This means war!

Posted by: The Martians at October 13, 2021 03:05 PM (d9FiS)

202 I knew contractors that would have creamed their shorts over the news of 12hr days for 20 days straight. Some were already living in RVs in the parking lot. The others would have been "cots? Luxury!"

Posted by: banana Dream at October 13, 2021 02:54 PM (Tm5Ir)

---------

"Here, hold our poles." -- Firemen everywhere

[Half-joking as a number of my old high school football buddies became local firemen and would tell you the same thing]

Posted by: ShainS -- State-Stamped Sluggish Schizophrenic at October 13, 2021 03:05 PM (tJRn2)

203 Just think what an original Hunter Biden will go for 100 years from now!

It'll be like Confederate money. Maybe it'll be worth something to collectors then, but there'll be a big interval where you won't get too many sats for it.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain, Caligula Did Nothing Wrong at October 13, 2021 03:05 PM (qjuTe)

204 Leftists think they know so much

Posted by: Skip at October 13, 2021 03:05 PM (2JoB8)

205 189 There is a non-zero chance it stokes hatred against the mandate instead.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 13, 2021 03:04 PM (DU+/6)

=========

"For Pete's sake, can we please get on with our lives! Just let people go back to work!"
-50% of America

"They want us all to die!!!!"
-5% of America

*nervously stands around*
-45% of America

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 13, 2021 03:05 PM (LvTSG)

206 I just read a PJ Media post that explains at least part of the supposed trucker shortage gumming up our supply chains. As a sop to unions, California enacted legislation outlawing owner-operators from working the ports. Puddin's $3.5T Midnight Basketball would extend that prohibition nationwide. And the resulting calamity will be blamed on free markets, of course.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at October 13, 2021 03:06 PM (sWM8x)

207 >>>This is definitely true. They will not fully pay the price of their actions. Same as with education.

Posted by: SH (Non-Expert)


We'll be made to suffer, but they'll be just fine.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at October 13, 2021 03:06 PM (XSRBF)

208 Brandon is becoming the new Karen
Posted by: The Maskless and Unvaxed Ranger at October 13, 2021 03:05 PM (hQVBP)

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There's nothing funny about Karen, but Brandon is freaking hilarious.

Posted by: 496 at October 13, 2021 03:06 PM (VJsqe)

209 Pisshockey says people aren't comparing prices of goods today vs two years ago.

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I know we never do that!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at October 13, 2021 03:06 PM (d9FiS)

210 Eventually they will nationalize all industry, a la the prophetic Atlas Shrugged.

Out: American Airlines.
In: American Aeroflot.
Posted by: ShainS -- State-Stamped Sluggish Schizophrenic at October 13, 2021 02:51 PM (tJRn2)


Da! We get you to the scene of the crash faster than anyone else in the world!

Posted by: rd at October 13, 2021 03:06 PM (Z32m1)

211 A big problem is that SW, like all airlines, is starting to ramp up its flight schedule, but it's short-staffed, largely due to personnel losses during the pandemic's shutdown, and staffing up again has proved a serious challenge; and the pressure of trying to fly a full schedule with fewer staff than necessary are pushing pilots to near breakdown.

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They are probably hoping that one day, most flights can be flown like drones. A scary proposition indeed. They will likely factor in the liability from the crashes against the cost savings of pilots.

Posted by: SH (Non-Expert) at October 13, 2021 03:07 PM (sX1BW)

212 166 BIDEN EFFECT: US Government Expects Households to See Heating Bills Jump as Much as 54% This Winter

Thanks Brandon
Posted by: SMOD at October 13, 2021 03:00 PM (RHGPo)

So, in a year we went from an energy exporter, to enough of a shortage to raise prices 50%?

I don't buy it... its like the artificial wood shortage we saw a few months ago... someone is playing games.

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 13, 2021 03:07 PM (oHd/0)

213 I've reached the point where I will likely never fly again. I basically consider any place in CONUS to be driving distance. Good thing I love road trips.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at October 13, 2021 03:07 PM (x8Wzq)

214 Pisshockey says people aren't comparing prices of goods today vs two years ago.

https://bit.ly/3v6Qz62
Posted by: bonhomme at October 13, 2021 03:05 PM (YYlyE)
++++
I mean it. She's the least competent press secretary I've ever seen. Robert Gibbs must breathe a sigh of relief and say a prayer of thanks every time she takes the stage.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 13, 2021 03:07 PM (DU+/6)

215 211 They are probably hoping that one day, most flights can be flown like drones. A scary proposition indeed. They will likely factor in the liability from the crashes against the cost savings of pilots.
Posted by: SH (Non-Expert) at October 13, 2021 03:07 PM (sX1BW)

=========

Even military drones are piloted by people, just remotely.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 13, 2021 03:07 PM (LvTSG)

216 44 Also, Earth is no longer Shatless. William Shatner has returned safely to Earth.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at October 13, 2021 02:45 PM (d9FiS

What a great story.

Leave it up to a 90 year old actor to provide some levity for a while, to take our minds off of this unpresented tyranny from gubbermint officials.


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 13, 2021 03:08 PM (sy5kK)

217 212 So, in a year we went from an energy exporter, to enough of a shortage to raise prices 50%?

I don't buy it... its like the artificial wood shortage we saw a few months ago... someone is playing games.
Posted by: Romeo13 at October 13, 2021 03:07 PM (oHd/0)

==========

Theory:

God is punishing America for allowing the steal to happen.

Discuss.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 13, 2021 03:08 PM (LvTSG)

218 A lot of companies are trying to sit on the sidelines and delay. They see what a cluster this mandatory vaccine garbage is. There were several announcements about dates in 2022 where they hope to resolve it. By that time the COVID numbers, at the current drop rate, will be a lot lower.

Posted by: Marcus T at October 13, 2021 03:08 PM (3P+Du)

219 This is like when they erected barriers to block out Mount Rushmore from the road during the Obama "government shutdown." They're clearly going for maximum pain.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 13, 2021 02:56 PM (DU+/6)


And they are counting on their fellow travelers in the MFM to make certain this is blamed completely on the unvaxxed. They are going to Goldstein the fuck out of them. I do not, however, have any faith in the majority of people to see through this shabby trick.

It will work. In a year, airlines will be flying and people will say, "remember those asshole Trump pilots who fucked us over last Thanksgiving? I'm glad they got fired and President Biden had them barred from any future jobs!"

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 13, 2021 03:09 PM (2JVJo)

220 I've reached the point where I will likely never fly again. I basically consider any place in CONUS to be driving distance. Good thing I love road trips.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at October 13, 2021 03:07 PM (x8Wzq)

I am with you. Starve the beast.

Posted by: flounder at October 13, 2021 03:09 PM (KnJdm)

221 Shatner was up for 8 minutes?
How many alien babes is that?

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 13, 2021 03:09 PM (zcryV)

222 > She's the least competent press secretary I've ever seen.

She's also the most smug. Empty vessels make the most sound.

Posted by: bonhomme at October 13, 2021 03:09 PM (YYlyE)

223 Time to relook returning to general aviation and flying myself.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 13, 2021 03:09 PM (axyOa)

224 212 166 BIDEN EFFECT: US Government Expects Households to See Heating Bills Jump as Much as 54% This Winter

Thanks Brandon
Posted by: SMOD at October 13, 2021 03:00 PM (RHGPo)

So, in a year we went from an energy exporter, to enough of a shortage to raise prices 50%?

I don't buy it... its like the artificial wood shortage we saw a few months ago... someone is playing games.
Posted by: Romeo13 at October 13, 2021 03:07 PM (oHd/0)

Well basically during the lockdowns oil prices tanked hard. Didn't help that Saudi Arabia and Russia had a price during either. This meant greatly reduced capital spending and lots of oil companies went under. Racing to increase production hasn't served oil companies particularly well over the last five years so for now they're opting to be cautious about capital spending, especially with the Biden presidency.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at October 13, 2021 03:09 PM (z5Vrg)

225 68 Gotta get those pilots vaccinated so they can fly the unvaccinated 'migrants' to all those red states.
Posted by: garrett at October 13, 2021 02:48 PM (Va3dv)

Brilliant.

Garrett, if we ever meet f2f, first drink is on me.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 13, 2021 03:09 PM (sy5kK)

226 Shatner was up for 8 minutes?
How many alien babes is that?

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 13, 2021 03:09 PM (zcryV)

Too . . . many . . . to count.

Posted by: flounder at October 13, 2021 03:09 PM (KnJdm)

227 Why aren't institutions of higher learning mandating vax procedures? I remember when I matriculated as a freshman, I couldn't set foot on campus until I received all of my shots.

If you want to burn it all down, a gallon of gasoline works better than a cup of piss.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at October 13, 2021 03:10 PM (5l6FZ)

228 44 Also, Earth is no longer Shatless. William Shatner has returned safely to Earth.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at October 13, 2021 02:45 PM (d9FiS

**Cackle, Cackle, Cackle!!**

- Dr. Janice Lester

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at October 13, 2021 03:10 PM (dfRN6)

229 So United is firing its non-vaxxed employees?
I sure hope some of them sue and win, but here's a question for United and us I guess;

Do they plan to never hire an unvaxxed person in the future?

Let's face it, there's turnover in every industry. If this vaxx is so damn important, I guess they'll never hire a baggage handler, a fueler, a mechanic, or even floor sweeper who can't prove they're vaccinated, right?

More questions than answers are coming out of this fiasco, but the underlying point is that the small people must bend the knee, or bear the mark.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at October 13, 2021 03:10 PM (MFphb)

230 I think Biden's babble the other day (any day-really) was we need trillions to spend on "charging stations" like Gran'pappy's job building gas stations for Standard Oil. Which Rockefellers paid for; taxpayers need to pay for "robber barons" toys on a grid that's already failing. The man is an economic genius!

Posted by: pahound at October 13, 2021 03:10 PM (rKcr5)

231 So, in a year we went from an energy exporter, to enough of a shortage to raise prices 50%?

I don't buy it... its like the artificial wood shortage we saw a few months ago... someone is playing games.
Posted by: Romeo13 at October 13, 2021 03:07 PM (oHd/0)
++++
Natural gas, once it started to move, was going to move fast. It's been setting up for a gigantic move for a long time.

Gas has been selling for under the cost of production for many years. The reason for this is fracking. When you frack for oil, you're going to get gas, too. Way more than you need or want. So what the hell do you do with it? Well, you can flare it off and get nothing, or you can sell it below cost and get *something* for it because you're going to produce it no matter what when you go for the oil. So that's what they've been doing.

But now fracking is essentially banned, and huge amounts of the electric power plants have switched to gas because it was so cheap for so long. More demand with less supply and the need to actually turn a profit on the stuff means major price moves. This doesn't rule out chicanery, either, of course.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 13, 2021 03:10 PM (DU+/6)

232 Pisshockey says people aren't comparing prices of goods today vs two years ago.


Of course not. I only have to go back one year.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 13, 2021 03:10 PM (OCTRt)

233 216 44 Also, Earth is no longer Shatless. William Shatner has returned safely to Earth.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at October 13, 2021 02:45 PM (d9FiS

What a great story.
Leave it up to a 90 year old actor to provide some levity for a while, to take our minds off of this unpresented tyranny from gubbermint officials.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg
__________

Yes! He was able to see the craters on the moon WITH HIS OWN EYES!

Posted by: Kamala Harris at October 13, 2021 03:10 PM (9vQJW)

234
Presumably, companies don't have one more employee than they need. Anything else is stealing from shareholders.

So if you fire, willy-nilly, say, 20% of your employees for not getting vaccinated, what's that going to do to operations? Did Tiffany and Jennifer in HR think of that?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 13, 2021 03:10 PM (/U27+)

235 As was pointed out by Robert Barnes on the weekend Vlog, there are a number of lawsuits against private companies who are acting as government enforcers, that have been won at the trial court level by claiming that social media is acting as a government entity.

The famous Mississippi Burning case established that non government personnel can legally be considered government entities if they have both instructions from, and protection by, the government.

Section 230 protection of social media companies fulfills the protection part of the government entity legal equation. The fact they are doing the government's bidding fulfills the instruction part, so that they become liable to the first amendment violation lawsuits.

Posted by: An Observation sez China Joe not my president at October 13, 2021 03:11 PM (7yubj)

236 >>>This is definitely true. They will not fully pay the price of their actions. Same as with education

*

I've decided it's the point.

Where's the joy in travel, meat, deserts, houses, etc if everyone can enjoy them, too?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - local SC doctor of 40 years calls in to radio show about ivermectin at October 13, 2021 03:11 PM (vnhb5)

237 The Paolo is here to inform you that the Wood Shortage that was reported was vastly overblown.

Ask your wife. She will tell you.

Posted by: Paolo at October 13, 2021 03:11 PM (Va3dv)

238 This is definitely true. They will not fully pay the price of their actions. Same as with education.

Posted by: SH (Non-Expert)


We'll be made to suffer, but they'll be just fine.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at October 13, 2021 03:06 PM (XSRBF)

Well that depends on if things going mad max or Sarajevo.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 13, 2021 03:11 PM (VwHCD)

239
I'm surprised a guy that old can take a space flight. Crazy.

Go figure. A nonagenarian actor goes to space when NASA can't pull it off, while octogenarian actors were the only decent Presidents in my lifetime.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 13, 2021 03:11 PM (cTqLg)

240 @65

Achmed's willing. But his flight school only covered how to take off.

Posted by: junior at October 13, 2021 03:11 PM (e9bRO)

241 God is punishing America for allowing the steal to happen.

Discuss.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 13, 2021 03:08 PM (LvTSG)

Americans don't need any help.

Posted by: flounder at October 13, 2021 03:11 PM (KnJdm)

242 Also written:

You little nobodies aren't sufficiently jealous of me.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - local SC doctor of 40 years calls in to radio show about ivermectin at October 13, 2021 03:11 PM (vnhb5)

243 I love the video of the warthog welcoming that idiot to the real world.

Posted by: bonhomme at October 13, 2021 03:11 PM (YYlyE)

244 Said weeks ago probably no flights for me and I never had a plane ride I didn't like, Cessna, C-130, C-141, Commercial airlines and small commuter, like everyone.

Posted by: Skip at October 13, 2021 03:12 PM (2JoB8)

245 We had voluntary OT at my job and a contract forbidding walk out/sick out (law enforcement). If the voluntary OT wasn't picked up, people got mando'd and volun-told they were working.

Posted by: Alexis at October 13, 2021 03:12 PM (jTydA)

246 I might add that if this shit is successful, the serfs (us) will have no autonomy over anything ever again.
Until the rebellion.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at October 13, 2021 03:12 PM (MFphb)

247 Theory:

God is punishing America for allowing the steal to happen.

Discuss.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 13, 2021 03:08 PM (LvTSG)

And lo, the people cried out in anguish, why O Lord have you abandoned us? I know we worship false Idols on TV, and kill the innocent unborn... and most of our leaders bear false witness... but please O Lord, deliver us from these evil times...

And the Lord Spake... well, I sent you Trump, what the hell more do you want?

Posted by: Romeo 1:13 at October 13, 2021 03:12 PM (oHd/0)

248 1/2
This letter is a request for a religious exemption to the company COVID-19 vaccination requirement in accordance with Title VII. As A Christian, I have a sincerely held religious belief in the sanctity of life. Life begins at conception and we are all created in God's image with a life worthy of living. Elective abortion and the use of products of conception related to abortion for medical purposes is a sin against God. The COVID-19 vaccines administered and required per company policy all use aborted fetal cells in either their testing or manufacture. Therefore the use of these vaccines makes me complicit in abortion and makes me morally accountable to God in sin.

The Catholic Church teaches that "vaccination is not, as a rule, a moral obligation and that, therefore, it must be voluntary." Thus, the Catholic Church teaches that I must not be forced to take a COVID-19 vaccine.

I am a member of the Catholic organization the Confraternity of Our Lady of Fatima under the guidance of Bishop Athanasius Schneider who, on this issue of conscience, has come down against any use of the available abortion-derived vaccines because it would be sinful to cooperate,

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 13, 2021 03:12 PM (qfUXd)

249 2/2

, even indirectly, in the crime of abortion.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 13, 2021 03:13 PM (qfUXd)

250 So if you fire, willy-nilly, say, 20% of your employees for not getting vaccinated, what's that going to do to operations? Did Tiffany and Jennifer in HR think of that?
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 13, 2021 03:10 PM (/U27+)
++++
It depends on which 20%. Price's Law is a bitch, and Pareto distribution bows to no man. If you fire the wrong 20%, you might as well blow the whistle and send everyone home because you're not long for this world.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 13, 2021 03:13 PM (DU+/6)

251 Does United still break guitars?


Gawd i loved that when it came out. That guy did a.great.job.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 13, 2021 03:13 PM (axyOa)

252 That is what worked for me.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 13, 2021 03:13 PM (qfUXd)

253 Good luck, sunny-dee. I really hope your exemption goes through. We are facing that soon in our family too. No idea how that will go.
Posted by: bluebell at October 13, 2021 03:05 PM (wyw4S)

Hubby is beginning the battle right now. He works 100% remote and has for the past 10 years. He took a FT job with a company he was doing consulting work for. They're an int'l. company. He will quit if they make it mandatory OR require him to provide health history as to why he's not getting the 'vaccine'. His boss is sympathetic and will sh!t a brick if he quits.

Posted by: Tami at October 13, 2021 03:13 PM (cF8AT)

254 LCD.. same here. I doubt I will fly again after next week. I guess I will be driving to ABQ next year. *sigh* I'm getting too old for this shit.

Posted by: Jewells45 at October 13, 2021 03:13 PM (nxdel)

255 Katie Couric: Ginsburg disparaged activists who kneel during the anthem -- and I cut the quotes from our interview

Ginsburg really needed those Nikes

Posted by: SMOD at October 13, 2021 03:13 PM (RHGPo)

256 Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 13, 2021 03:08 PM (LvTSG)

If God is punishing us I think it probably has more to do with blatant immorality, millions of babies aborted and people not repenting of their sin and not turning to God.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 13, 2021 03:14 PM (ueGNX)

257 You all owe me $749.99.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 13, 2021 03:14 PM (qfUXd)

258 Warning: It's a wild pig vs a soiboi.

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Well, I've heard those Warthogs can bust tanks.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at October 13, 2021 03:14 PM (d9FiS)

259 184 Looks like my flight to and from the TexasMOME will be the last one in quite a while.
At least it will be memorable.
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 13, 2021 03:00 PM (sy5kK)

We'll do everything we can to help you forget everything while here.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 13, 2021 03:03 PM (Zz0t1)

I wish I had more than 2 thumbs to point up.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 13, 2021 03:14 PM (sy5kK)

260 Theory:

God is punishing America for allowing the steal to happen.

Discuss.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 13, 2021 03:08 PM (LvTSG)

Its the founders striking from the grave for us turning their great work into a country of fucking pussies.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 13, 2021 03:14 PM (VwHCD)

261 Hubby is beginning the battle right now. He works 100% remote and has for the past 10 years. He took a FT job with a company he was doing consulting work for. They're an int'l. company. He will quit if they make it mandatory OR require him to provide health history as to why he's not getting the 'vaccine'. His boss is sympathetic and will sh!t a brick if he quits.
Posted by: Tami at October 13, 2021 03:13 PM (cF8AT)
++++
Make them fire him. Don't blink first. If you're already comfortable with the possibility of unemployment, make them make the move.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 13, 2021 03:14 PM (DU+/6)

262 So, we shat into space and it came back down?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 13, 2021 03:15 PM (qfUXd)

263 Pisshockey says people aren't comparing prices of goods today vs two years ago.


Of course not. I only have to go back one year.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 13, 2021 03:10 PM


She wants everyone to compare prices to when the burning times were happening and Walmart had sings up that literally read "we had to increase the price of this product in an attempt to keep it in stock, this is not price gouging".

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 13, 2021 03:15 PM (JUOKG)

264 Why aren't institutions of higher learning mandating vax procedures?

Posted by: Dr. Bone at October 13, 2021 03:10 PM (5l6FZ)


They are, at least here in WA. There's currently a big brouhaha over a WSU coach who won't do it and filed for a religious exemption.

Posted by: Jordan61 at October 13, 2021 03:15 PM (Ez6QX)

265 So, in a year we went from an energy exporter, to enough of a shortage to raise prices 50%?

I don't buy it... its like the artificial wood shortage we saw a few months ago... someone is playing games.


Well, as someone who's only marginally employed now thanks to the left-wing screwing everything up...

You have to realize, Trump's term was only a three year interval in a roughly thirteen year period of the Left Deindustrializing things. I really wish he hadn't abdicated in favor of Fauci back in March 2020.

Thing 2008 for when they really stepped up their game. This year is only when their last thirteen years of effort came to fruition.

Also, since fracking is done on a much shorter time scale than the Old Normal's wells, there's less slack built into the system.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain, Caligula Did Nothing Wrong at October 13, 2021 03:15 PM (qjuTe)

266 I wonder if Joe Mannix has any pictorial depictions of surplusage.
Posted by: 496

A surfeit, even.
Posted by: Count de Monet


So, a picture of a surplusage in the surf? He's gotta have that.

Posted by: mikeski at October 13, 2021 03:15 PM (P1f+c)

267 What Ace posted is exactly what is happening. Most airlines run lean and SWA was hurting for staff already - they let too many people "early retire" when the Covid hit and have been relying on guys picking up extra open time trips. The company runs lean and pilots make extra money for the trips.

When a bunch of guys decide on Friday to say "Naaah, I'm staying home this weekend with the family instead of picking up that extra trip" the system falls apart.

Now, riddle yourself why FedEx and UPS have not made any noise about vaccine mandates. The ramp workers (the ones who throw the boxes every night) will bail out like rats leaving a sinking ship and the freight will stop moving. You want to see supply chain disruptions - wait until half of cargo airlines ramp workers walk off the job.

And both companies are "federal contractors" and carry US mail and are part of the CRAF.

Posted by: pilot141 at October 13, 2021 03:15 PM (lL924)

268 Judge says civil rights of Jan 6 detainees are being violated, slaps warden with contempt. 'FINALLY!!' 

Posted by: SMOD at October 13, 2021 03:16 PM (RHGPo)

269 258 Warning: It's a wild pig vs a soiboi.

-
Well, I've heard those Warthogs can bust tanks.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at October 13, 2021 03:14 PM (d9FiS)

What I like is the way he punks the guy by strolling up slowly, almost friendly-like, before suddenly going to ramming speed.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at October 13, 2021 03:16 PM (dfRN6)

270 This nautical blonde with a motorcycle hope for ever more pushback on the tyranny:
https://is.gd/ttm7UG

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 13, 2021 03:16 PM (DU+/6)

271 RBG tells Kaepernick to get off her lawn...

Posted by: pahound at October 13, 2021 03:17 PM (rKcr5)

272
Imagine a boot, stamping on a human face, which turns out to be on a fake face made of wax on a realistic looking mannequin, which closes a microswitch and sets off 20 pounds of explosive inside the mannequin.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at October 13, 2021 03:17 PM (VEhGr)

273 Goebbels would be proud. That bint can gaslight/lie like she was born for it.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 13, 2021 03:17 PM (Xrfse)

274 268 Judge says civil rights of Jan 6 detainees are being violated, slaps warden with contempt. 'FINALLY!!'
Posted by: SMOD

Thanks be to God

Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser at October 13, 2021 03:17 PM (jyG9l)

275 Good for you, CAT! I'm glad you got your exemption. You're not a federal employee or contractor, are you?

Posted by: bluebell at October 13, 2021 03:17 PM (wyw4S)

276 What a great story.
Leave it up to a 90 year old actor to provide some levity for a while, to take our minds off of this unpresented tyranny from gubbermint officials.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg

Set the phasers on amuse, Mr. Sulu.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at October 13, 2021 03:18 PM (d9FiS)

277 Thanks Brandon
........

Yep, mofo. Just paid $4.76/gal at the pump today.

Posted by: wth at October 13, 2021 03:18 PM (v0R5T)

278 Judge says civil rights of Jan 6 detainees are being violated, slaps warden with contempt. 'FINALLY!!'
Posted by: SMOD at October 13, 2021 03:16 PM (RHGPo)
++++
Hey corrupt judicial system: Justice delayed is justice denied.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 13, 2021 03:18 PM (DU+/6)

279 > If you fire the wrong 20%, you might as well blow the whistle and send everyone home because you're not long for this world.

At my current company there's about fifteen people that have most of the company's institutional knowledge rattling around in their brains. Even those of us who have been around a few years have to regularly consult these oracles to get necessary background on why certain systems and processes are they way they are.

Posted by: bonhomme at October 13, 2021 03:18 PM (YYlyE)

280 This story relates the sad story of doofus wealthy NYC liberals getting their shit stolen at high scale restaurants by the thugs they want released in bail reform:

https://tinyurl.com/fwwxwca8

Hi-larious! Karma is the funniest drunken flaming boner sporting candy-coated clown that ever walked the city that never sleeps!

Posted by: Boswell at October 13, 2021 03:18 PM (5iUNf)

281 270 This nautical blonde with a motorcycle hope for ever more pushback on the tyranny:
https://is.gd/ttm7UG
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 13, 2021 03:16 PM (DU+/6)

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Even the first smokestack is making eyes at her

Posted by: 496 at October 13, 2021 03:18 PM (VJsqe)

282
Now, riddle yourself why FedEx and UPS have not made any noise about vaccine mandates. The ramp workers (the ones who throw the boxes every night) will bail out like rats leaving a sinking ship and the freight will stop moving. You want to see supply chain disruptions - wait until half of cargo airlines ramp workers walk off the job.

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I didn't work the air stuff, but I worked in a large sort for a major company on the trucking end. A large labor action, organized or otherwise, would have hurt that facility badly, and ground shipping all over the Western US would have been disrupted.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 13, 2021 03:18 PM (cTqLg)

283

Joe Biden really knows how to run a country!

Brandon Biden too, and BEau Biden, who is dead as well.

So much winning now!

Posted by: Dr.Rev. Senator Your Highness E Buzz Miller, Esq PhD MA MS at October 13, 2021 03:18 PM (4WPW/)

284 Man if all this was happening in an election year...

hoo baby would those cheaters be working overtime to secure another democrat victory!

Instead, this is just news for the plebes to get riled up over. It keeps cable news going, but that's about it.

Posted by: Shenanigans at October 13, 2021 03:18 PM (ZR7kf)

285 Bidet is proud of Hunter selling his paintings, as Joe will personally tell each individual who bought one when he meets with them.

Posted by: Bete at October 13, 2021 03:18 PM (Ojki1)

286 Yep, mofo. Just paid $4.76/gal at the pump today.
Posted by: wth at October 13, 2021 03:18 PM (v0R5T)


Holy hell.

Posted by: Jordan61 at October 13, 2021 03:19 PM (Ez6QX)

287 >>>So, in a year we went from an energy exporter, to enough of a shortage to raise prices 50%?

I don't buy it... its like the artificial wood shortage we saw a few months ago... someone is playing games.

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 13, 2021 03:07 PM (oHd/0)
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When drillers can't drill and
frackers can't frack and
pumpers can't pump
you get no excess

Posted by: Braenyard at October 13, 2021 03:19 PM (yXf+h)

288 I can see it now. Some cube farm buried in the desert with about 50 people sitting in a matrix of displays.

No not managing drones but managing civilian flights. Most of the time the plane is doing all the flying anyway. And the occasional problem on take off and landing? Cost of doing business.

Plus with no more ISIS or Taliban or Iraq/Iran and Hamas terrorists we've got to find those drone operators something to do.

Posted by: jakee308 at October 13, 2021 03:19 PM (tsmrH)

289 Theory:

God is punishing America for allowing the steal to happen.

Discuss.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 13, 2021 03:08 PM (LvTSG)

I've been praying about this since Dec 2020, asking God, pleading for a green light to go weapons-free on assholes.
The answer I got back was a clear 'no', at least for me.
God causes nations to rise and to fall. American has become corrupt, decadent and wicked. That there are still good people in it might be the only salvation from SMOD literally or otherwise.
But even that might not be enough. Everything ends and the causes are right there in the open.
If any of that changes, I will let morons know. Or someone will.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at October 13, 2021 03:19 PM (V6f9+)

290 84 Don't worry! Be happy! Joe is on it!

John Roberts
@johnrobertsFox
You can't make this stuff up - from Reuters just now:
White House asks U.S. oil-and-gas companies to help lower fuel costs -sources
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at October 13, 2021 02:50 PM

I thought the CCP and their appointees knew how capitalism worked. Guess not.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 13, 2021 03:20 PM (sy5kK)

291 Federal judge finds DC jail warden in contempt, demands DOJ civil rights probe of Jan. 6 detainees

Posted by: SMOD at October 13, 2021 03:20 PM (RHGPo)

292 289 If any of that changes, I will let morons know. Or someone will.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at October 13, 2021 03:19 PM (V6f9+)

=========

You could also move to SC.

It's nice here.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 13, 2021 03:20 PM (LvTSG)

293 This nautical blonde with a motorcycle hope for ever more pushback on the tyranny:
https://is.gd/ttm7UG

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 13, 2021 03:16 PM (DU+/6)

Nice bike. I built a few in that style for people. Look at that chick though, damn. But that bike is killer, but the chick, and..norman...norman coordinate.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 13, 2021 03:20 PM (VwHCD)

294 And both companies are "federal contractors" and carry US mail and are part of the CRAF.
Posted by: pilot141 at October 13, 2021 03:15 PM (lL924)
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So do you think this means they are willing to accept the fines that supposedly will be levied against contractors who don't comply? Or because they are contracted to the USPS this won't matter since they are exempt?

Posted by: bluebell at October 13, 2021 03:20 PM (wyw4S)

295 We had voluntary OT at my job and a contract forbidding walk out/sick out (law enforcement). If the voluntary OT wasn't picked up, people got mando'd and volun-told they were working.
Posted by: Alexis


Force me to come in and watch how many people I don't arrest or write tickets to.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 13, 2021 03:20 PM (OCTRt)

296 >>Just paid $4.76/gal at the pump today.


Shit.
And I was pissed I paid $3.28 the last 3 times I filled up.

Posted by: garrett at October 13, 2021 03:20 PM (Va3dv)

297 287 . . .
When drillers can't drill and
frackers can't frack and
pumpers can't pump . . .

Posted by: Braenyard
___________

* screams *

* faints *

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at October 13, 2021 03:21 PM (9vQJW)

298 260
God is bringing judgment on America because of the blood of the butchered unborn.

Posted by: Jmel at October 13, 2021 03:21 PM (bVhJi)

299 "For the reasons stated in open court, it is adjudged that the Warden of the D.C. jail Wanda Patten and Director of the D.C. Department of Corrections Quincy Booth are in civil contempt of court," U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth of Washington ruled Wednesday. "The Clerk of the Court is ordered to transmit a copy of this order to the Attorney General of the United States for appropriate inquiry into potential civil rights violations of Jan. 6 defendants, as exemplified in this case."

Posted by: SMOD at October 13, 2021 03:21 PM (RHGPo)

300 270 This nautical blonde with a motorcycle hope for ever more pushback on the tyranny:
https://is.gd/ttm7UG
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 13, 2021 03:16 PM (DU+/6)

Killer hips. Ready to ride.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at October 13, 2021 03:21 PM (V6f9+)

301 73 There is a shortage of airline pilots in the market, but about to be a bunch looking for jobs. There is also a surplusage of jets off lease from the downturn last year. Access to the two, jets and pilots, is typically a huge barrier to entry. Someone is going to start an airline or two in no time flat.

Posted by: MarkW at October 13, 2021 02:49 PM (kvb15)


Time to bring back Braniff!

Posted by: Reggie1971 at October 13, 2021 03:21 PM (996BY)

302 Federal judge finds DC jail warden in contempt, demands DOJ civil rights probe of Jan. 6 detainees
Posted by: SMOD at October 13, 2021 03:20 PM


Spoiler alert:

DC Warden and Brandon's DoJ tell federal judge FYNQ.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 13, 2021 03:21 PM (m+jkK)

303
I haven't thought about loading trucks for awhile... I used to have a buxom blonde Polack lady as a supervisor there. She was hot.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 13, 2021 03:21 PM (cTqLg)

304 268 Judge says civil rights of Jan 6 detainees are being violated, slaps warden with contempt. 'FINALLY!!'

Posted by: SMOD at October 13, 2021 03:16 PM (RHGPo)


Don't get too excited. It was for ONE detainee.

I posted this on a previous thread. Julie Kelly live tweeted the hearing:

https://tinyurl.com/yz4dosp2

Posted by: Tami at October 13, 2021 03:22 PM (cF8AT)

305 "The Clerk of the Court is ordered to transmit a copy of this order to the Attorney General of the United States for appropriate inquiry into potential civil rights violations of Jan. 6 defendants, as exemplified in this case."
Posted by: SMOD at October 13, 2021 03:21 PM (RHGPo)
++++
:: crumples paper ::
:: tosses at wastebasket ::

BOOM! Nailed it!

Posted by: Merrick Garland at October 13, 2021 03:22 PM (DU+/6)

306 >> This nautical blonde with a motorcycle hope for ever more pushback on the tyranny:
https://is.gd/ttm7UG


Damn. That's some leg right there.

Posted by: garrett at October 13, 2021 03:22 PM (Va3dv)

307 Who needs pilots? I figure we just implement some of these and we can save all that fuel by flying at treetop level.

https://tinyurl.com/m7edws8w

Posted by: pep at October 13, 2021 03:22 PM (ZsR3z)

308 You could also move to SC.

It's nice here.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 13, 2021 03:20 PM (LvTSG)

The wife doesn't like heat. We spent a week in Savannah in November. It was great until the temperature got above 70, they she melted.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at October 13, 2021 03:22 PM (V6f9+)

309 OH, and one more thing re: oil... what Joe Mannix said is part of the situation. Not all, but part. Shutting down fracking totally is a large part of the situation.

(Also, the dickshit governor of my state acquiescing to the lawsuits for shutting down offshore oil here didn't help.)

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain, Caligula Did Nothing Wrong at October 13, 2021 03:23 PM (qjuTe)

310 Did an alien kidnap DOCTOR Jill Biden's body?

"What Americans see right now is a bloated behemoth that sucks up their hard-earned money to blow it on needless programs that never really pay out any benefit. All the while, politicians...preen for the cameras and take credit for things they didn't do."

https://bit.ly/3p53tkd

Does this dizzy broad have any self awareness at all?

Posted by: bonhomme at October 13, 2021 03:23 PM (YYlyE)

311 Someone is going to start an airline or two in no time flat.

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There are actually a few new services out there. Mostly catered to the upper middle class. It is certainly an industry ripe for changes. Govt bailouts have prevented a lot of these changes from being implemented.

Posted by: SH (Non-Expert) at October 13, 2021 03:23 PM (sX1BW)

312 ho needs pilots? I figure we just implement some of these and we can save all that fuel by flying at treetop level.

https://tinyurl.com/m7edws8w
Posted by: pep at October 13, 2021 03:22 PM (ZsR3z)
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Doesn't flying high-altitude save fuel? Thinner atmosphere, less drag, etc.?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 13, 2021 03:23 PM (DU+/6)

313 So do you think this means they are willing to accept the fines that supposedly will be levied against contractors who don't comply? Or because they are contracted to the USPS this won't matter since they are exempt?

Posted by: bluebell at October 13, 2021 03:20 PM


No one is going to be fined because there is no executive order, no statute or OSHA rule to fine them and there won't be. It was all a ruse to compel companies to mandate vaccines and it worked for the most part.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 13, 2021 03:23 PM (JUOKG)

314 Pisshockey says people aren't comparing prices of goods today vs two years ago.

https://bit.ly/3v6Qz62
Posted by: bonhomme at October 13, 2021 03:05 PM (YYlyE)

technically, she's not wrong, we're looking at LAST year...

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at October 13, 2021 03:23 PM (8D42x)

315 308 The wife doesn't like heat. We spent a week in Savannah in November. It was great until the temperature got above 70, they she melted.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at October 13, 2021 03:22 PM (V6f9+)

========

70? Jeez.

I guess four straight months of 85+ weather won't do.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 13, 2021 03:23 PM (LvTSG)

316 This nautical blonde with a motorcycle hope for ever more pushback on the tyranny:

That poor girl. She can't even afford clothes that aren't busting out at the seams.

Posted by: pep at October 13, 2021 03:23 PM (ZsR3z)

317 What a great story.
Leave it up to a 90 year old actor to provide some levity for a while, to take our minds off of this unpresented tyranny from gubbermint officials.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg


I watched the whole thing. It really is a great little story. Im glad he was able to do it.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 13, 2021 03:23 PM (axyOa)

318 Don't get too excited. It was for ONE detainee.

How many times must we warn you guys?

Posted by: Dashed Expectations at October 13, 2021 03:23 PM (Xrfse)

319 Look at that chick though, damn.

**********

Meh, pointy elbows.

Posted by: The Maskless and Unvaxed Ranger at October 13, 2021 03:23 PM (hQVBP)

320 Tap dancing by Alice Cooper. *sigh* Social media was such a horrible idea.

Very old Paul Simon singing sound of silence by himself in a weak, quavery voice kind of makes you appreciate that one cover... Disturbed? Some metal group.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 13, 2021 03:24 PM (kBuGL)

321 Time to bring back Braniff!
Posted by: Reggie1971 at October 13, 2021 03:21 PM (996BY)
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Where stewardesses shake their tails for you.

Posted by: Braenyard at October 13, 2021 03:24 PM (yXf+h)

322 "who asked to remain anonymous for fear of reprisal."

That's where we are.

The political, populist opportunities for rhetorical battle for Republicans politicians are so embarrassingly rich right now that their non-confrontational silence can only be taken as complicity or as a cluelessness on a scale never before seen in history.
Posted by: Ordinary American at October 13, 2021 02:56 PM (H8QX


Definitely complicity. The Roves of the world react to populism like Dracula to holy water.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Michael Byrd Murdered Ashli Babbitt at October 13, 2021 03:24 PM (y7DUB)

323 Good for you, CAT! I'm glad you got your exemption. You're not a federal employee or contractor, are you?
Posted by: bluebell at October 13, 2021 03:17 PM (wyw4S)

By JFBs definition, every human on the planet is a federal contractor.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 13, 2021 03:24 PM (qfUXd)

324 Time to bring back Braniff!
Posted by: Reggie1971


The big red bird with the brass ass.

One of the few fucking companies at the time that shit the bed instead of restructuring and returning to the market place.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 13, 2021 03:24 PM (OCTRt)

325 The wife doesn't like heat. We spent a week in Savannah in November. It was great until the temperature got above 70, they she melted.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at October 13, 2021 03:22 PM (V6f9+)

Odd, most seem to like it hot.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 13, 2021 03:25 PM (kBuGL)

326 https://www.frontpagemag.com/covid mandates were never meant those who made daniel greenfield

Posted by: Skip at October 13, 2021 03:25 PM (2JoB8)

327 Willowed. High School where young girl was killed was McClurg High School. Some folks asked.
My understanding is Lindbergh schools are good schools, even today. McClurg had no idea what kind of evil was transferred in, maybe due to sealed juvie records. It's been a long time ago, before my children were born.

Posted by: BarcelonaCarmen at October 13, 2021 03:25 PM (+CiEK)

328 Doesn't flying high-altitude save fuel? Thinner atmosphere, less drag, etc.?

It's my understanding that most of the fuel is used in getting up to high altitude. Once there, it's a much more efficient flight. I suppose the eventual ratio depends on the length of the flight, though.

Posted by: pep at October 13, 2021 03:25 PM (ZsR3z)

329 Very old Paul Simon singing sound of silence by himself in a weak, quavery voice kind of makes you appreciate that one cover... Disturbed? Some metal group.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 13, 2021 03:24 PM (kBuGL)

The Sound of Silence by Disturbed:
https://youtu.be/u9Dg-g7t2l4
Worth hearing

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at October 13, 2021 03:25 PM (V6f9+)

330 My nephew works for a big software company.

They always roll out patches on long weekends, and everyone installs them in the middle of the night.

He has to answer the phone and troubleshoot the problems. Most of which is "Finish Installing the patch if you have not, and then reboot." But when that doesn't work, he ahs to hold hands all night.

Posted by: rd at October 13, 2021 03:25 PM (Z32m1)

331 Whatever happened to Blue Star Airlines?

Posted by: SH (Non-Expert) at October 13, 2021 03:25 PM (sX1BW)

332 This nautical blonde with a motorcycle hope for ever more pushback on the tyranny:
https://is.gd/ttm7UG
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 13, 2021 03:16 PM (DU+/6)


If that's the Queen Mary in the background, then she's at Long Beach.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 13, 2021 03:25 PM (2JVJo)

333 Pisshockey says people aren't comparing prices of goods today vs two years ago.

https://bit.ly/3v6Qz62
Posted by: bonhomme at October 13, 2021 03:05 PM (YYlyE)

technically, she's not wrong, we're looking at LAST year...
Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at October 13, 2021 03:23 PM (8D42x),
***

A truly hideous equivocating hag.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 13, 2021 03:26 PM (axyOa)

334 So all the airlines carry mail. Easy peasy, make all airline employees postal workers and they are all exempt.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 13, 2021 03:26 PM (fbSjE)

335 Odd, most seem to like it hot.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 13, 2021 03:25 PM (kBuGL)

And some sweat when the heat is on

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at October 13, 2021 03:26 PM (V6f9+)

336 Fuck me, 99.7% of United employees took the Biden poison? This country is so far gone.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 13, 2021 03:26 PM (OalnH)

337 I am planning to fly from Charlotte to San Diego on Nov. 19.

That should be okay. But if they require a vax, forget it. Plan B is a cross-country trip.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at October 13, 2021 03:26 PM (xopIz)

338 If that's the Queen Mary in the background, then she's at Long Beach.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 13, 2021 03:25 PM (2JVJo)
++++
It's the Titanic. It's amazing what deep-sea photography and support equipment can do nowadays...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 13, 2021 03:26 PM (DU+/6)

339 137 Now I'll wait to see how long it takes them to realize the vaxxed folks are more at risk than I am. I give it about a year.
Posted by: Dave in Fla (fC3dn) at October 13, 2021 02:45 PM (5p7BC)

I don't know if anybody's doing this, but everyone who is suing over the various mandates needs should incorporate the data about vaccines losing efficacy over time into the lawsuit paperwork. I'm still hearing the "99% effective vax" stuff from people who should know better and I dunno if that's from ignorance or refusal to incorporate new data.
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Don't forget to include the 13,000 healthy people that have died after taking the jab.

Holy hell, I detest these people.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 13, 2021 03:27 PM (sy5kK)

340 338 If that's the Queen Mary in the background, then she's at Long Beach.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 13, 2021 03:25 PM (2JVJo)
++++
It's the Titanic. It's amazing what deep-sea photography and support equipment can do nowadays...
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 13, 2021 03:26 PM (DU+/6)

==========

Tits...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 13, 2021 03:27 PM (LvTSG)

341 Hooters Airline. You're gonna love our wings.

Posted by: Count de Monet, Intermittent Faster, Unvaccinated Kulak-American at October 13, 2021 03:27 PM (4I/2K)

342 She kind of has a Emily Decamp(sp?) vibe. Which is an inferior vibe to the Yvonne Strahovinsky vibe..

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 13, 2021 03:27 PM (kBuGL)

343 Fuck me, 99.7% of United employees took the Biden poison?

********************

Sure after getting rid of the 30% of employees who didn't.

Posted by: The Maskless and Unvaxed Ranger at October 13, 2021 03:27 PM (hQVBP)

344 So all the airlines carry mail. Easy peasy, make all airline employees postal workers and they are all exempt.

Now that's some nice outside the box thinking, right there.

Posted by: pep at October 13, 2021 03:27 PM (ZsR3z)

345 The Sound of Silence by Disturbed:
https://youtu.be/u9Dg-g7t2l4
Worth hearing
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at October 13, 2021 03:25 PM (V6f9+)You


Absolutely.
Far superior to Simon.
Powerful!

Posted by: Diogenes at October 13, 2021 03:27 PM (axyOa)

346 Very old Paul Simon singing sound of silence by himself in a weak, quavery voice kind of makes you appreciate that one cover... Disturbed? Some metal group.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 13, 2021 03:24 PM (kBuGL)

Yeah. Disturbed. Never really a fan, I have none of their music, but that was a great cover of one of the few S&G songs I ever liked.

I like well-made cover tunes anyway. the key to a good one is to make it recognizable, but add your own elements to it. Like Johnny Cash and Hurt. Or Shadows Fall doing Welcome to the Machine.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at October 13, 2021 03:28 PM (x8Wzq)

347 Disturbed? Some metal group.

Yes.. best version IMHO.

Posted by: Jewells45 at October 13, 2021 03:28 PM (nxdel)

348 Joe is now commanding private companies to fix the mess his policies created.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 13, 2021 03:28 PM (UuD2k)

349 I guess four straight months of 85+ weather won't do.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 13, 2021 03:23 PM (LvTSG)

Three DAYS of that would freak her out. We had a few superhot days this year. It was not a fun home for me when that was happening.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at October 13, 2021 03:28 PM (V6f9+)

350 >>> The wife doesn't like heat. We spent a week in Savannah in November. It was great until the temperature got above 70, they she melted.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at October 13, 2021 03:22 PM (V6f9+)

========

70? Jeez.

I guess four straight months of 85+ weather won't do.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 13, 2021 03:23 PM (LvTSG)


And Savannah doesn't get that hot. People complain about the humidity sure. Because every indoors is 65deg and they've lost the ability to handle a little warmth. I have to walk around with a good jacket or coat in July just to put on when I go indoors. People, in general, have lost their minds about everything.

Posted by: banana Dream at October 13, 2021 03:28 PM (Tm5Ir)

351 If that's the Queen Mary in the background, then she's at Long Beach.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 13, 2021 03:25 PM (2JVJo)

There's a boat in the pic?

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 13, 2021 03:29 PM (VwHCD)

352 331 Whatever happened to Blue Star Airlines?
_____________

Charlie Sheen bankrupted it.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at October 13, 2021 03:29 PM (k4dH2)

353 >>Yes.. best version IMHO.


Why do you hate me?

Posted by: Harmony at October 13, 2021 03:29 PM (Va3dv)

354 Don't forget to include the 13,000 healthy people that have died after taking the jab.

Holy hell, I detest these people.
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 13, 2021 03:27 PM (sy5kK)

13,000 we know about.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at October 13, 2021 03:29 PM (3Pz/i)

355 How much can a dude talk about cookies and cake during the work day? More than I thought from the next cube.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at October 13, 2021 03:29 PM (/hXfz)

356 This is a transitory scheduling problem.

Posted by: Jen Pisflapski at October 13, 2021 03:29 PM (WmGrA)

357 If Superman is Gay, he could like, literally, rip you a new one.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 13, 2021 03:30 PM (UuD2k)

358 Mary4P got it before any guy would have noticed the background

Posted by: Skip at October 13, 2021 03:30 PM (2JoB8)

359 There's a boat in the pic?
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 13, 2021 03:29 PM (VwHCD)

and there's a little man in there somewhere.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at October 13, 2021 03:30 PM (x8Wzq)

360 334 So all the airlines carry mail. Easy peasy, make all airline employees postal workers and they are all exempt.
Posted by: Ben Had at October 13, 2021 03:26 PM (fbSjE)

Postal Service is weird. Its not really part of the Government, although it does have its own Police Force.

Posted by: Romeo 1:13 at October 13, 2021 03:30 PM (oHd/0)

361 Yeah. Disturbed. Never really a fan, I have none of their music, but that was a great cover of one of the few S&G songs I ever liked.

I like well-made cover tunes anyway. the key to a good one is to make it recognizable, but add your own elements to it. Like Johnny Cash and Hurt. Or Shadows Fall doing Welcome to the Machine.
Posted by: Pug Mahon at October 13, 2021 03:28 PM (x8Wzq)

The best thing about the cover was that instead of a passive kind of dirge it came across as more powerful and active, almost defiant.

Amazing thing, music.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 13, 2021 03:30 PM (kBuGL)

362 >>There's a boat in the pic?


Somewhere there is even a little man.

Posted by: garrett at October 13, 2021 03:30 PM (Va3dv)

363 Theory:

God is punishing America for allowing the steal thappen.
Discuss.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 13, 2021 03:08 PM (LvTSG)

Its the founders striking from the grave for us turning their great work into a country of fucking pussies.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 13, 2021 03:14 PM (VwHCD)
**********
God, has got to be pretty upset over the whole transexual, pansexual, 76 genders, abortion lovers and the people that surrendered this country to them. Just look at the freaks on TikTok.
Too many people have turned against religion and too many people just ignored what was happening because they never thought it could ever get this bad.
I think God is also showing us that our liberties and freedoms are worth fighting for and we must fight to get them back. It's going to be a lot harder this time because we let it get so out of hand.
"Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Liberty."

Posted by: redridinghood at October 13, 2021 03:30 PM (NpAcC)

364 Fuck me, 99.7% of United employees took the Biden poison?
********************
Sure after getting rid of the 30% of employees who didn't.
Posted by: The Maskless and Unvaxed Ranger


And not counting all their contractors, who technically work for someone else.

Posted by: mikeski at October 13, 2021 03:30 PM (P1f+c)

365 343 Fuck me, 99.7% of United employees took the Biden poison?

********************

Sure after getting rid of the 30% of employees who didn't.
Posted by: The Maskless and Unvaxed Ranger at October 13, 2021 03:27 PM (hQVBP)

___

The linked article says of the 65K employees, 99.7% are vaxxed and 0.3% are getting fired.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 13, 2021 03:30 PM (OalnH)

366 Joe is now commanding private companies to fix the mess his policies created.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 13, 2021 03:28 PM (UuD2k)
++++
That's not unreasonable, though the way you framed it is. If these private companies aren't willing to make the necessary sacrifices to the greater good in order to achieve the goals of our professional government's highly-efficient, responsive, equitable and just plans, then they need to be pressured into achievement or the wreckers should face nationalization.

This isn't difficult. It's time to stop coddling industrialists at the expense of the people.

Posted by: Your Kid's Economics Professor at October 13, 2021 03:30 PM (DU+/6)

367 The wife doesn't like heat. We spent a week in Savannah in November. It was great until the temperature got above 70, they she melted.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at October 13, 2021 03:22 PM (V6f9+)

Odd, most seem to like it hot.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 13, 2021 03:25 PM (kBuGL)

Only some.

Posted by: Billy Wilder at October 13, 2021 03:30 PM (4I/2K)

368 Neener, neener, garrett.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at October 13, 2021 03:31 PM (x8Wzq)

369 Fuckin' Pug beat me to it.

Posted by: garrett at October 13, 2021 03:31 PM (Va3dv)

370 I haven't flown since the last century. Have no intention or need to ever fly anywhere ever again. Crazy people having meltdowns, breathing recycled air (ew), seats too small, and the tiniest chance of dying a horrible death in a crash. No thanks.

Posted by: JuJuBee at October 13, 2021 03:31 PM (mNhhD)

371 Holy hell, I detest these people.
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 13, 2021 03:27 PM (sy5kK)

13,000 we know about.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at October 13, 2021 03:29 PM (3Pz/i)

Ruh Roh, the VAERS system is showing problems with the 'vaccines'...

Easy peasy... Shut down VAERS.

Posted by: Romeo 1:13 at October 13, 2021 03:31 PM (oHd/0)

372 367 Odd, most seem to like it hot.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 13, 2021 03:25 PM (kBuGL)

Only some.
Posted by: Billy Wilder at October 13, 2021 03:30 PM (4I/2K)

==========

I don't get it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 13, 2021 03:31 PM (LvTSG)

373 37 Is it true that a vaccinated Delta airlines pilot died mid flight?
Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser at October 13, 2021 02:45 PM (EGSGm)

Related.
https://tinyurl.com/r9rrjbsk

Posted by: Flyover at October 13, 2021 03:31 PM (Rbu5d)

374 More Oar - A Tribute to Skip Spence.


A whole album of amazing covers.

Posted by: garrett at October 13, 2021 03:32 PM (Va3dv)

375 Who has bad gas and snores like a freight train.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at October 13, 2021 02:56 PM (3Pz/i)

Is there good gas?

Posted by: Clutch at October 13, 2021 03:32 PM (9UmRs)

376 352 331 Whatever happened to Blue Star Airlines?
_____________

Charlie Sheen bankrupted it.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at October 13, 2021 03:29 PM (k4dH2)

___

I hear some rich Australian will buy it though and turn it around.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 13, 2021 03:32 PM (OalnH)

377 What a bunch of dumbasses running these airlines.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at October 13, 2021 03:32 PM (ufFY8)

378 Valu-Rite Air. Who is with me?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 13, 2021 03:32 PM (qfUXd)

379 It's 5:30AM.
I planned to go biking. Weather report is clear. Check the porch to see why it is still dark outside.

Oh look, it is raining. Check the radar and I can see my town by the only blue spot on the entire map.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at October 13, 2021 03:32 PM (1cmOW)

380 >If Superman is Gay, he could like, literally, rip you a new one.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 13, 2021 03:30 PM (UuD2k)

New short story from Larry Niven:

"Man Of Steel, Anus of Kleenex"

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at October 13, 2021 03:33 PM (cSs/W)

381 And Savannah doesn't get that hot. People complain about the humidity sure. Because every indoors is 65deg and they've lost the ability to handle a little warmth. I have to walk around with a good jacket or coat in July just to put on when I go indoors. People, in general, have lost their minds about everything.
Posted by: banana Dream at October 13, 2021 03:28 PM (Tm5Ir)


Spent the summer of 86 in Charleston. The wind would blow but it was like sticking your head under the open hood of a running car. Miserable.

Went to the 2012 PGA at Kiawah. Got off the bus and it was 83. Like wearing Saran Wrap until we got to the course.

Posted by: Golfman at October 13, 2021 03:33 PM (hOMhY)

382 The wife doesn't like heat. We spent a week in Savannah in November. It was great until the temperature got above 70, they she melted.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at October 13, 2021 03:22 PM (V6f9+)

Odd, most seem to like it hot.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 13, 2021 03:25 PM (kBuGL)


My wife whines like an alley cat about being cold and it's been an abnormally warm September and October.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Michael Byrd Murdered Ashli Babbitt at October 13, 2021 03:33 PM (y7DUB)

383 285 Bidet is proud of Hunter selling his paintings, as Joe will personally tell each individual who bought one when he meets with them.
Posted by: Bete at October 13, 2021 03:18 PM (Ojki1)

"10% for the Big Guy".

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 13, 2021 03:34 PM (sy5kK)

384 Who has bad gas and snores like a freight train.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at October 13, 2021

Is there good gas?
Posted by: Clutch at October 13, 2021


***
Once upon a time there was Good Gulf

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021 03:34 PM (/XOcP)

385 Being buggered by Superman would do serious damage.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 13, 2021 03:34 PM (zcryV)

386 378 Valu-Rite Air. Who is with me?
_____________

No peanuts for snacks. Just Kaboom.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at October 13, 2021 03:34 PM (k4dH2)

387 So do you think this means they are willing to accept the fines that supposedly will be levied against contractors who don't comply? Or because they are contracted to the USPS this won't matter since they are exempt?

I think they are waiting until an actual enforceable mandate happens rather than virtue signal for the woke mob. For passenger airlines (and United is the worst - they always lead the woke parade) they see it as a plus. Fly us! All of our peeps are vaxxed!

Cargo airlines - no passengers, no flight attendants - just move the freight. If push comes to shove I think they will fight back and show actual numbers of people that will quit and operations will grind to a halt. No one wants that.

Posted by: pilot141 at October 13, 2021 03:35 PM (lL924)

388 Uh oh. My old credit union (working on disentangling from them) is rebranding:
"Our new look is to reflect our transformation into becoming a modern financial community where all belong."

I suspect it will be all rainbows and amyl nitrate.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 13, 2021 03:35 PM (DU+/6)

389 and Pareto distribution...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)

**

Thanks for posting that. I've been trying to remember that for a long time now.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Listen to this SC doctor tell you about ivermectin, spoilers, only two deaths at October 13, 2021 03:35 PM (6Y/Rl)

390 Weather-wise, you can get used to a lot. I grew up in northern Iowa, which gets all 4 seasons HARD. Serious humidity and heat in Summer, especially if you're working in the corn fields.

But it's the 'getting used to it' phase that sucks. The wife has lived in and around Seattle all her life. She like it cloudy and cool. So AZ or SC or TX or FL are not likely on my list. Sadly.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at October 13, 2021 03:36 PM (V6f9+)

391 Being buggered by Superman would do serious damage.

Oh, boo hoo.

Posted by: Abner Louima at October 13, 2021 03:36 PM (ZsR3z)

392 Once upon a time there was Good Gulf
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021 03:34 PM (/XOcP)

I loved Bored Of The Rings, too!

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at October 13, 2021 03:36 PM (dfRN6)

393 I am glad Biden and Bootygig are on top of this supply chain bottle neck. Truckers should drive at night when the roads are less crowded. While I am sure this will resolve the problem in a day or two, they are further steps that could be taken.
Why should trucks have speed limits when there are empty shelves somewhere. Those Australian truck trains pulling 5 and 6 trailers are a good option. Mandatory off the road time and mile logging? Screw that. Defund the police, especially the highway patrol at the weigh stations. Trillion dollar infrastructure funding will take care of any collapsed bridges. And legalize amphetamines for truckers to enable all their high speed 24/7 driving shifts.

Posted by: Downcast- blue pill is yummy at October 13, 2021 03:36 PM (npgWn)

394 God, has got to be pretty upset over the whole transexual, pansexual, 76 genders, abortion lovers and the people that surrendered this country to them. Just look at the freaks on TikTok.
Too many people have turned against religion and too many people just ignored what was happening because they never thought it could ever get this bad.
I think God is also showing us that our liberties and freedoms are worth fighting for and we must fight to get them back. It's going to be a lot harder this time because we let it get so out of hand.
"Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Liberty."
Posted by: redridinghood at October 13, 2021 03:30 PM (NpAcC)


And as a result, all those who are complicit in the evil and have turned away from God are specifically exulted and rewarded and those who are the evildoers' God-fearing victims are persecuted across the land. Yes, I've read Job. I know the answer. That doesn't mean I like or understand the answer. And it doesn't prevent me from spending every second of every minute of every day shouting WHY? to God in my head.

Posted by: banana Dream at October 13, 2021 03:36 PM (Tm5Ir)

395 Superman storyline: SMan goes back in and attempts to prevent the destruction of Sodom. He fails.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 13, 2021 03:37 PM (zcryV)

396 No one wants that.
Posted by: pilot141 at October 13, 2021 03:35 PM (lL924)

Heh. So YOU think.

#soon

Posted by: Golfman at October 13, 2021 03:37 PM (hOMhY)

397 So AZ or SC or TX or FL are not likely on my list. Sadly.
_______________

Sunny and 70 here in AZ right now. Nice.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at October 13, 2021 03:37 PM (k4dH2)

398 Who has bad gas and snores like a freight train.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory



*raises hand

Posted by: rickb223 at October 13, 2021 03:37 PM (OCTRt)

399 I was listening to the Gary/AZ/Mauler podcast from yesterday and they were talking about the Superman thing. He is the son of Superman and Lois (beside the point.) His love interest is also a reporter (how revolutionary.) They mentioned something that actually really rang true to me: His love interest is also a reporter, whose superpower is being invulnerable. Now setting aside the squicky implications, there is also the narrative problem- how is that exciting.

Superman is a very hard character to write since he is literally a demi-god. The only way you can put him under threat usually is to put his loved ones in danger. If they are invulnerable, well that is a good thing for them, but not for story. Then it is ALL agenda all the time and... that is not compelling.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 13, 2021 03:37 PM (kBuGL)

400 Uh oh. My old credit union (working on disentangling from them) is rebranding:
"Our new look is to reflect our transformation into becoming a modern financial community where all belong."


Spectra?

Posted by: Abner Louima at October 13, 2021 03:37 PM (ZsR3z)

401 56...Unlike CEOs, who are two to a penny.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 13, 2021 02:47 PM (YqDXo)

Huh. That much.

Posted by: Flyover at October 13, 2021 03:38 PM (Rbu5d)

402 388 Uh oh. My old credit union (working on disentangling from them) is rebranding:
"Our new look is to reflect our transformation into becoming a modern financial community where all belong."

I suspect it will be all rainbows and amyl nitrate.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 13, 2021 03:35 PM (DU+/6)

___

Heh. The branch of my MegaBank I use closed for a few weeks to renovate. I went back in there afterwards and it was basically the same but with a different shade of gray. New gray walls, new gray furniture, new gray everything replacing the slightly different gray everything that was there before. Money really well spent, lol.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 13, 2021 03:38 PM (OalnH)

403 Oops

Posted by: pep=Abner Louima at October 13, 2021 03:38 PM (ZsR3z)

404 The main thing the Democrats are trying to do right now, with threats, declarations of terrorist status, social media bans and blocked topics etc, is prevent organizing. They want everyone to be afraid or unable to get organized and work together.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 13, 2021 03:38 PM (KZzsI)

405 ... He is the son of Superman and Lois (beside the point.) His love interest is also a reporter (how revolutionary.) ...
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 13, 2021 03:37 PM (kBuGL)
++++
Since they're "modernizing" Superman, I'm surprised they didn't make his gay love interest something like a true crime podcaster...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 13, 2021 03:38 PM (DU+/6)

406 70? Jeez.

I guess four straight months of 85+ weather won't do.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 13, 2021


***

Four months? I *wish*! Summer starts here in March (a la Camelot, "Winter exits March the second on the dot") and lasts until November. A nasty, sticky, dispiriting heat with constant aromas of dead dogs, rotting rubber, drained oil, and human sweat.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021 03:39 PM (/XOcP)

407 "Our new look is to reflect our transformation into becoming a modern financial community where all belong."

*

How 'bout trying to do some of the stuff that made credit unions so great instead of just being another type of modern cookie cutter bank?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Listen to this SC doctor tell you about ivermectin, spoilers, only two deaths at October 13, 2021 03:39 PM (6Y/Rl)

408 I remember March 2020. when the world stopped, listening to Sound of Silence by Disturbed on the radio at a stoplight and just breaking down and weeping.

Posted by: Jmel at October 13, 2021 03:39 PM (bVhJi)

409 Vergiftung macht dich frei

Posted by: Skip at October 13, 2021 03:39 PM (2JoB8)

410 Every place has shitty weather at some point of the year**. You just have to decide which shittiness is most tolerable.....115 and dry, 90 and humid, rain all the time, etc.

**Maybe not San Diego.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 13, 2021 03:39 PM (OalnH)

411 ... Superman is a very hard character to write since he is literally a demi-god. The only way you can put him under threat usually is to put his loved ones in danger. ...
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 13, 2021 03:37 PM (kBuGL)
++++
This is probably also why they invented Kryptonite.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 13, 2021 03:39 PM (DU+/6)

412 They want everyone to be afraid or unable to get organized and work together.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 13, 2021 03:38 PM (KZzsI)

Tea Party II: Electric Boogaloo.

Posted by: flounder at October 13, 2021 03:39 PM (KnJdm)

413 So, in a year we went from an energy exporter, to enough of a shortage to raise prices 50%?

I don't buy it... its like the artificial wood shortage we saw a few months ago... someone is playing games.
Posted by: Romeo13 at October 13, 2021 03:07 PM (oHd/0)


========================
It's the micro-economic theory / fact of In-Elastic Demand. Just like when oil prices CRASHED in March 2020. Also every one studied Enron.

Posted by: rd at October 13, 2021 03:39 PM (Z32m1)

414
Three DAYS of that would freak her out. We had a few superhot days this year. It was not a fun home for me when that was happening.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at October 13, 2021 03:28 PM (V6f9+)

__________

I'm convinced most women can't handle temperatures higher than 80 or lower than 50.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 13, 2021 03:39 PM (/U27+)

415 If I go crazy then will you still
Call me Superman
If I'm alive and well, will you be
There a-holding my hand
I'll keep you by my side
With my superhuman might
Sodomite.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at October 13, 2021 03:40 PM (5l6FZ)

416 Four months? I *wish*! Summer starts here in March (a la Camelot, "Winter exits March the second on the dot") and lasts until November. A nasty, sticky, dispiriting heat with constant aromas of dead dogs, rotting rubber, drained oil, and human sweat.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021 03:39 PM (/XOcP)
++++
:: retches ::

You make it sound so appealing!

:: wipes mouth ::

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 13, 2021 03:40 PM (DU+/6)

417 He is the son of Superman and Lois (beside the point.)

**

Because Superman is human. Or something.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Listen to this SC doctor tell you about ivermectin, spoilers, only two deaths at October 13, 2021 03:40 PM (6Y/Rl)

418 406 Four months? I *wish*! Summer starts here in March (a la Camelot, "Winter exits March the second on the dot") and lasts until November. A nasty, sticky, dispiriting heat with constant aromas of dead dogs, rotting rubber, drained oil, and human sweat.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021 03:39 PM (/XOcP)

=========

You should write a horror novel set in Louisiana.

Fill it with vampires.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 13, 2021 03:41 PM (LvTSG)

419 Superman is a very hard character to write since he is literally a demi-god.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 13, 2021 03:37 PM (kBuGL)

That is exactly why I never cared for the Superman hero. Batman has always been more compelling to me. I was never really into comics, or graphic novels anyway, aside from some truly outstanding artwork. I did like Spiderman as well, as he was also not infallible.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at October 13, 2021 03:41 PM (x8Wzq)

420

What if Superman could go back in time by spinning the world around superfast and have gay sex with Rock Hudson or Merv Griffin?

Could he have a wonderful and loving relationship with Liberace?

Would Bryan Singer want to have a gay orgy with Superman and a bunch of young preteens?

All the questions we have!!! SO IMPORTANT.



Posted by: Dr.Rev. Senator Your Highness E Buzz Miller, Esq PhD MA MS at October 13, 2021 03:41 PM (4WPW/)

421 Once upon a time there was Good Gulf
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021

I loved Bored Of The Rings, too!
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at October 13, 2021


***
I meant the real gasoline from the Sixties, but yeah, Goodgulf Grayteeth the Wizard works too.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021 03:41 PM (/XOcP)

422 He is the son of Superman and Lois (beside the point.)

If the baby Superman kicked, wouldn't that bust a hole in Lois?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 13, 2021 03:41 PM (Y5qcH)

423 The main thing the Democrats are trying to do right now, with threats, declarations of terrorist status, social media bans and blocked topics etc, is prevent organizing. They want everyone to be afraid or unable to get organized and work together.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 13, 2021 03:38 PM (KZzsI)

We've got to get organized!
https://youtu.be/jMqI9UV3ob4

Posted by: The Russians Are Coming at October 13, 2021 03:41 PM (4I/2K)

424 A nasty, sticky, dispiriting heat with constant aromas of dead dogs, rotting rubber, drained oil, and human sweat.

Tell me about it.

Posted by: Huma at October 13, 2021 03:41 PM (2JVJo)

425 Biden's TOP MEN have analyzed the problem at the ports for five months and have finally released their recommendation.

Increase hours at the ports.

https://bit.ly/3mSntU9

Posted by: bonhomme at October 13, 2021 03:42 PM (YYlyE)

426 You should write a horror novel set in Louisiana.

Fill it with vampires.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 13, 2021


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Wasn't that the setup for the novel series and TV show True Blood?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021 03:42 PM (/XOcP)

427 Could he have a wonderful and loving relationship with Liberace?
All the questions we have!!! SO IMPORTANT.
Posted by: Dr.Rev. Senator Your Highness E Buzz Miller, Esq PhD MA MS at October 13, 2021 03:41 PM (4WPW/)

Liberace was a very talented man.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at October 13, 2021 03:43 PM (y7KuV)

428 Tell me about it.
Posted by: Huma at October 13, 2021 03:41 PM (2JVJo)
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And right there, the foul becomes unspeakably foul.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 13, 2021 03:43 PM (DU+/6)

429 I like well-made cover tunes anyway. the key to a good one is to make it recognizable, but add your own elements to it. Like Johnny Cash and Hurt. Or Shadows Fall doing Welcome to the Machine.
Posted by: Pug Mahon at October 13, 2021 03:28 PM (x8Wzq)

Aussie band The Lemonheads did a good job with Mrs. Robinson in the mid 90s. i like it much better than S&G version.

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at October 13, 2021 03:43 PM (8D42x)

430 Since they're "modernizing" Superman, I'm surprised they didn't make his gay love interest something like a true crime podcaster...

I imagine it will be interesting how the "modern Supersoi" will get his junk mutilated for the inevitable operation that is Oh So Necessary because Nature goofed and assigned the wrong physical body to this new apparition.

Kryptonite scalpels?

Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 13, 2021 03:43 PM (+LCoQ)

431 Biden's TOP MEN have analyzed the problem at the ports for five months and have finally released their recommendation.

Increase hours at the ports.


One usually has to frequent bus station bathrooms for penetrating analysis like that.

Posted by: pep at October 13, 2021 03:43 PM (ZsR3z)

432 Give illegals free trucks. Send them to CA. Problem solved.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 13, 2021 03:43 PM (qfUXd)

433 How could SMan get pleasure from a fragile human orifice.?

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 13, 2021 03:43 PM (zcryV)

434 Prince Charles has triggered global ridicule, after revealing his climate sacrifices include converting his antique Aston Martin to run on fine wine and cheese byproducts.

Posted by: SMOD at October 13, 2021 03:43 PM (RHGPo)

435 426 You should write a horror novel set in Louisiana.

Fill it with vampires.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 13, 2021

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Wasn't that the setup for the novel series and TV show True Blood?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021 03:42 PM (/XOcP)

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Probably. I was thinking of Salem's Lot, though, but in Louisiana.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 13, 2021 03:44 PM (LvTSG)

436 Superman is a very hard character to write since he is literally a demi-god. The only way you can put him under threat usually is to put his loved ones in danger.

Or just invent some gods to yank his chain around on a whim.

Posted by: Roman and Greek mythology at October 13, 2021 03:44 PM (YYlyE)

437 There's two ways to write Superman well.
1. Go with the Ubermensch angle, lean into it the way Lester Dent did with Doc Savage. Superman is a benign god who leads by example, standing up to forces that lesser man cannot.

2. Go with the farmboy background, lean into his optimism and gentleness. This is the Justice League cartoon version who lives in a 'world of cardboard' and is constantly concerned about hurting people, so he does less than he can because he is worried about excess power. He doesn't want to rule or be worshiped, he's just trying to help.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at October 13, 2021 03:44 PM (V6f9+)

438 Who is going to circumcise baby Superman?

Posted by: Count de Monet, Intermittent Faster, Unvaccinated Kulak-American at October 13, 2021 03:44 PM (4I/2K)

439 Biden's TOP MEN have analyzed the problem at the ports for five months and have finally released their recommendation.

Increase hours at the ports. ...
Posted by: bonhomme at October 13, 2021 03:42 PM (YYlyE)
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Biden's top men have admitted in interviews that they don't know what to do and that they're incompetent.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 13, 2021 03:44 PM (DU+/6)

440 A nasty, sticky, dispiriting heat with constant aromas of dead dogs, rotting rubber, drained oil, and human sweat.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021 03:39 PM (/XOcP)

And thats just at night.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 13, 2021 03:44 PM (axyOa)

441 How could SMan get pleasure from a fragile human orifice.?

**

I was thinking more along the lines of the mental illness he must have.

He's doing the equivalent of banging dogs. Very intelligent dogs, but still dogs.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Listen to this SC doctor tell you about ivermectin, spoilers, only two deaths at October 13, 2021 03:45 PM (6Y/Rl)

442 Biden's TOP MEN have analyzed the problem at the ports for five months and have finally released their recommendation.

Increase hours at the ports.

https://bit.ly/3mSntU9
Posted by: bonhomme

Well that will certainly increase the number of trucks available to come onto the port authority to take the off loaded goods away.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 13, 2021 03:45 PM (mD/uy)

443 Nood. Lying liars.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 13, 2021 03:45 PM (kBuGL)

444 I've been praying about this since Dec 2020, asking God, pleading for a green light to go weapons-free on assholes.
The answer I got back was a clear 'no', at least for me.
God causes nations to rise and to fall. American has become corrupt, decadent and wicked. That there are still good people in it might be the only salvation from SMOD literally or otherwise.
But even that might not be enough. Everything ends and the causes are right there in the open.
If any of that changes, I will let morons know. Or someone will.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at October 13, 2021 03:19 PM (V6f9+)

Agreed.
For now.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 13, 2021 03:45 PM (sy5kK)

445 San Diego's weather is kind of ridiculously nice almost all the time.

We had rain - and even more bizarre, actual thunderstorms, with actual lightning - last week - in October. Didn't check, but I doubt it's rained 5 times in October in 75 years.

Somehow we're surviving. Friend couldn't get a time for a three-some at any of the executive courses we were going to play, so maybe Friday (when it will be dry and in the 80s). Put off swim workout til tomorrow, yard work, reloading, and other needful stuff today - but I've never outgrown feeling antsy and dying to get out/move around when the weather is this nice.

Which is much of the time. Hence the constant struggle to focus and get stuff done.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at October 13, 2021 03:46 PM (OTzUX)

446 They are probably hoping that one day, most flights can be flown like drones. A scary proposition indeed. They will likely factor in the liability from the crashes against the cost savings of pilots.

Of course they want to do that. Money money money. As soon as they are convinced they will not pay more out in damages than they will save in pilot costs it will happen. So what if modern US jetflights almost never crash and now some people could die? Money money money

Posted by: Azjaeger at October 13, 2021 03:46 PM (3/XaG)

447 Superman is a very hard character to write since he is literally a demi-god. The only way you can put him under threat usually is to put his loved ones in danger. ...
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 13, 2021
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This is probably also why they invented Kryptonite.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 13, 2021


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I recall a classic Silver Age story, "Superman Under the Green Sun," in which he visits an alien planet and is de-powered by the sun. Usually only red suns would do that, but somehow the green one did. He is forced into slavery in a labor camp run by a dictator who, oddly enough, resembles a certain Austrian corporal later in his infamous life. (This was only 15 years after the war, remember.)

I don't recall how he got out of the trap, but that was a tight spot he was in.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021 03:46 PM (/XOcP)

448

What's sad about this bullshit is that Superman the movie is so good, and so wholesome and American, and these Communist assholes have to go and ruin it by turning him into a strange perverted failed person who only cares about Communist ideals.

What a fucked up country...we go from not teaching kids homosexuality, to teaching kindergartners to put condoms on bananas and anal sex to schools advocating for trannies anally raping girls.

You could say this is pretty damned demonic.

Posted by: Dr.Rev. Senator Your Highness E Buzz Miller, Esq PhD MA MS at October 13, 2021 03:48 PM (4WPW/)

449 I have Bored of the Rings with an updated preface by the original authors. Still funny.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at October 13, 2021 03:48 PM (x8Wzq)

450 How could SMan get pleasure from a fragile human orifice.?
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 13, 2021 03:43 PM (zcryV)

how do we know he's got a normal penis. it could some weird tentacled thingy...

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at October 13, 2021 03:48 PM (8D42x)

451 S & G were always boring to me. Usually about three bars into any song they are singing.
I can see why Richard Cory offed himself.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 13, 2021 03:50 PM (axyOa)

452 Kryptonite, remember, came in various forms: green (the really deadly stuff), gold (which robbed Kryptonians of their powers permanently), and red, which affected Superman for 2-3 days and forced some kind of change upon him, different each time. In one story all it did was give him a 6th finger on each hand -- awkward if somebody noticed it on Clark Kent. There were all sorts of crises that could be drummed up, and the DC writers did a good job back then.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021 03:50 PM (/XOcP)

453

Pretty soon an image of a nude woman will be Supe's kryptonite.

Posted by: Dr.Rev. Senator Your Highness E Buzz Miller, Esq PhD MA MS at October 13, 2021 03:52 PM (4WPW/)

454 J6er news: https://tinyurl.com/6dh5v36t

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at October 13, 2021 03:52 PM (r5BVk)

455

A nasty, sticky, dispiriting heat with constant aromas of dead dogs, rotting rubber, drained oil, and human sweat.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021 03:39 PM (/XOcP)

Wilmington Delaware?

Posted by: Dr.Rev. Senator Your Highness E Buzz Miller, Esq PhD MA MS at October 13, 2021 03:53 PM (4WPW/)

456 but that was a tight spot he was in.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021 03:46 PM (/XOcP)

That's hawt!

Posted by: Shep! at October 13, 2021 03:53 PM (ufFY8)

457 how do we know he's got a normal penis. it could some weird tentacled thingy...
Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at October 13, 2021 03:48 PM (8D42x)

Go on...

Posted by: Kurt Eichenwald at October 13, 2021 03:53 PM (ufFY8)

458 133...Warning: It's a wild pig vs a soiboi.
Posted by: Tami at October 13, 2021 02:56 PM (cF8AT)

Too much Lion King as a kid.

Posted by: Flyover at October 13, 2021 03:54 PM (Rbu5d)

459 Superman is a very hard character to write since he is literally a demi-god. I

When I was a kid, someone gave me and my brother a reprint book of Superman comics from the first one thru the 60s. At the start, Superman was just strong and bulletproof and could just jump long distances. Seems that they really jacked up his abilities in the 50s mostly so they could write more epic stories. And of course, the more godlike you make him, the harder it is to come up with threats for the story.

Posted by: Azjaeger at October 13, 2021 03:56 PM (3/XaG)

460 Sometimes I wonder why the Biden administration doesn't just juice up the Covid vax AND natural immunity numbers, say that "WE BEAT IT !!" and retire or suicide Fauci.
And then take credit for the roaring economy that ensues.

Posted by: JoeF. at October 13, 2021 04:00 PM (mR6Gs)

461 United is gonna get its ass sued.

Posted by: holygoat at October 13, 2021 04:01 PM (W+1K5)

462 366 Joe is now commanding private companies to fix the mess his policies created.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 13, 2021 03:28 PM (UuD2k)
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Not fix, cover up.
They can't fix it because they must do it his way.

Posted by: Braenyard at October 13, 2021 04:01 PM (yXf+h)

463 Nood. Journo-idiot

Posted by: Iris at October 13, 2021 04:19 PM (DibdT)

464 Superman is a very hard character to write since he is literally a demi-god. The only way you can put him under threat usually is to put his loved ones in danger.

Well there are three tools to use.

First, don't think of putting Superman in danger, think of putting superman in situations where his strength and invulnerability isn't the answer.

Second, don't write a Superman story, write a good story that happens to have Superman in it. Write the story well rather than writing Superman.

Third, use the supporting characters. Most of what made Superman (he 1970s one) work so well was Lois Lane's character being a catalyst for Superman's behavior and reactions.

The pit to fall into is threat of the issue "Superman vs x". That's boring, and its lazy writing. You're not writing interesting stories, you're just throwing a dart at the wall to get a bad guy and then Superman fights him.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 13, 2021 04:24 PM (KZzsI)

465 I love my RV. I never have to fly because I am retired and I'm in no big hurry to get anywhere.

Posted by: Megthered at October 13, 2021 04:49 PM (5brNs)

466 What is a "health care worker"? Is that just a nicer (medical is SCARY, health is SO NICE), more Marxist way to say "doctor"?

Posted by: Cow Demon - Free Australia! at October 13, 2021 05:11 PM (CdZ4i)

467 So this whole thing with 'voluntary overtime' is something that my company actually deals with, we have a union that seems to function similarly.

So you have 'voluntary' overtime, which people sign up for, but the company has the right to MANDATE overtime, as long as it is done in the proper time period and process (at least 24 hours in advance, and lowest seniority capable of doing the job in our case).

With pilots its going to be more complicated I'm sure, because there are hard rules on how much rest/downtime that pilots have between flights/work days.

It sounds like they were used to more people than they needed volunteering for overtime, and so they weren't actually paying attention, then they tried to staff their flights and realized that it was too late to mandate overtime for the pilots.

Of course that's if you believe Southwest in the first place. To be blunt, they've told so many conflicting lies in the last few days I simply don't believe them.

Posted by: DudeAbiding at October 13, 2021 05:16 PM (52QgA)

468 This is only a test

Posted by: Sasquatch at October 13, 2021 07:23 PM (C2+fZ)

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