The Morning Report – 10/15/2021

Good Morning all. The incomparable J.J. Sefton is going to be out of pocket for a few days, which is a good opportunity for all of us to appreciate just how amazing his daily report and link-alanche is. He puts out the best aggregation of links in the conservative blogosphere. I don’t know how he does it, but I sure am grateful. He won’t be away long, so don’t touch that dial.

In the meantime, here are a few things going on:

The same people who shuttered “non-essential” businesses and locked down the economy are now coming for your single-family home.

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Having eradicated so much liberty under Covid, you can bet that the left feels confident they can forcibly re-shape our housing habits. These words from the NY Times are honest, but chilling: “But the process will be difficult…”

Pol Pot smiles. I think he’d say the process wasn’t that difficult, just messy.

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In a Kurt Schlicter column linked by J.J. this past Tuesday there was this great quote:

“There is no conservative principle worth honoring that makes us less free. I find the notion that we are somehow morally obligated to accept serfdom because the entity exercising mastery over us has articles of incorporation instead of a flag to be baffling.”

Liberty is about liberty. There is no principle that requires free people to surrender their liberty, be it to a government, a religion, or a cartel of monopoly businesses.

Along those lines, “Safety-ism,” combined with panic, and mixed together with an inability to understand probability and risk, will lead us to a world of subservience.

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In my former neighborhood in Austin (my wife and I have since decamped to a politically conservative area), I would constantly see young parents pushing or jogging their children in strollers, on the asphalt of fairly busy streets, with their backs to oncoming traffic. (Even when there was a sidewalk!) Plus, they usually had ear buds in. These are the same people who will not let non-organic food touch their children’s lips, and who wouldn’t drive one block in their car without their children strapped into their car seats. Such people are not capable of properly assessing risk for themselves, yet these types of people constitute our ruling class.

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Although I’ve quit caring about pro football since the NFL embraced on-field anti-American tantrums, the inevitable abolition of football due to safety-ism is going to cost a lot of lives – a heck of a lot more lives than the very rare on-field deaths.

Teenage boys and young men (of all races, and throughout human history) are aggressive, competitive, sometimes violent, and tend to gather in packs of their peers. That is why they make great soldiers and athletes when their energy is harnessed into a team effort, led by a responsible older male.

Football is a pressure release valve for young men, while also teaching them so many lessons about discipline, teamwork, sacrifice, leadership, etc. Misguided safety-ism has football in its crosshairs. We’ll regret its loss when it’s gone.

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Amazon CEO Andy Jassy is all over Twitter and Social Media advocating for left-wing causes, condemning America for being racist, and in his spare time, deplatforming Twitter’s competitors. It was Jassy who made the decision to deplatform Parler.

But even though he is trying to inflict AOC-friendly politics on the rest of America, he has suddenly realized that it’s hard to live in a city that fully embraces the lunacy that he advocates for.

Amazon CEO, citing ‘rougher’ patch with Seattle, looks to ’burbs

86% of Amazon political contributions in 2020 went to Democrats. Pretty much 100% of contributions from its top executives went to Biden, the DNC, and other leftists. My condolences to whatever Seattle town has the misfortune of becoming Amazon’s new home.

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Here’s something uplifting to sign off with. Thanks to the leadership of our best and brightest, we can no longer even harvest our food if China and Taiwan can’t – or won’t – supply us the semiconductors that tractors now need to function. Great job, smart people!

'Desperate for tires.' Components shortage roils U.S. harvest

Manufacturing meltdowns are hitting the U.S. heartland, as the semiconductor shortages that have plagued equipment makers for months expand into other components. Supply chain woes now pose a threat to the U.S. food supply and farmers' ability to get crops out of fields.

See y’all next week.

[buck.throckmorton at protonmail dot com]

Posted by: Buck Throckmorton at 07:35 AM




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1 JJ is presumably knee deep in his morning lager by this point, so good on him

Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 15, 2021 06:38 AM (hjVL5)

2 Good Morning

wow Mom has been gone a week today.

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 15, 2021 06:38 AM (yrol0)

3 first?

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at October 15, 2021 06:38 AM (8D42x)

4 Good morning!

Posted by: Rosasharn at October 15, 2021 06:38 AM (yEBFM)

5 damnit, i got distracted by JJ finally taking a break on his birfday that i was reading the content and found no comments....

and thanks for the fill in Buck.

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at October 15, 2021 06:39 AM (8D42x)

6
g'mornin' again, 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at October 15, 2021 06:39 AM (DUIap)

7 Happy Birthday, Buck.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 15, 2021 06:39 AM (yQpMk)

8 I have a cold, so I'm gonna need everyone around me to load up on Vitamin C or I won't get through it as easily as I need to.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 15, 2021 06:40 AM (hjVL5)

9 8 I have a cold, so I'm gonna need everyone around me to load up on Vitamin C or I won't get through it as easily as I need to.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 15, 2021 06:40 AM (hjVL5)

I felt bad back in June when headed to Dallas for a NASCAR race. It poured emergncy C into a hard mike and drank 2 of those. I felt great in about 2 hours.

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 15, 2021 06:42 AM (yrol0)

10 You may have heard paint supplies are low, but I scored some paint! My painter didn't think I could find it, seriously, but I found some. Traded two of my wife's goats for it, which I thought was a very good price. She's a bit miffed.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 15, 2021 06:43 AM (hjVL5)

11 Happy Friday one and all! I have coffee and a breakfast sandwich. I can face the fresh hell of a new day.

Posted by: NR Pax at October 15, 2021 06:44 AM (4olE8)

12 Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip's Phone at October 15, 2021 06:44 AM (0+QM0)

13
Although I've quit caring about pro football since the NFL embraced on-field anti-American tantrums the Oilers left Houston & went to Tennessee

fixd it for me

Posted by: AltonJackson at October 15, 2021 06:44 AM (DUIap)

14 All the news that's fit to print. Thanks Buck!

Posted by: f'd at October 15, 2021 06:44 AM (Tnijr)

15 Good morning horde! One week till the MoMe!

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at October 15, 2021 06:45 AM (EjmvJ)

16 Moronin', Hourde!

Posted by: Hans O'Lo at October 15, 2021 06:45 AM (u7pQw)

17 well, out here where the food actually comes from, we're gonna eat just fine ... cities will get what they voted for.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (jDHSU) at October 15, 2021 06:45 AM (jDHSU)

18 Nice bunch of links and summaries; thanks, Buck.

Posted by: m at October 15, 2021 06:46 AM (fVJPF)

19 Buck thanks for filling in.
Getting 2 days.now Leftist news flash Pakistan is stopping flights from Afghanistan because of Taliban heavy hand practice.
If your friends won't play with you their is a major problem.

Posted by: Skip's Phone at October 15, 2021 06:46 AM (0+QM0)

20 Buck makes a great point about otherwise careful people daring traffic to knock them silly. I see it with the college kids in my town, earbuds in, distracted, and launching themselves into crossing the street without even looking to see if a car is there.

Weird.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 15, 2021 06:46 AM (hjVL5)

21 Thank you for filling in, Buck.

Did somebody say that tires are getting scarce, and going up in price?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at October 15, 2021 06:46 AM (3D/fK)

22 Thanks for pitching in Buck!

Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser at October 15, 2021 06:46 AM (YZG/i)

23 Is JJ moving out of NY or juat taking a vacay?
Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser at October 15, 2021 06:41 AM (YZG/i)


Vacay. He's out for a week. He warned us yesterday.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at October 15, 2021 06:46 AM (EjmvJ)

24 hiya

Posted by: JT at October 15, 2021 06:46 AM (arJlL)

25 7 Happy Birthday, Buck.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 15, 2021 06:39 AM (yQpMk)

Heh. ISWYDT

Posted by: Golfman at October 15, 2021 06:47 AM (8OEPT)

26 Hiya Rosasharn !

Posted by: JT at October 15, 2021 06:47 AM (arJlL)

27 it's nice when you FINALLY find the right person to ask a question at work. an idea that i've been chasing for 4 years might finally be taking shape and consider getting off the ground...

this could be interesting.

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at October 15, 2021 06:47 AM (8D42x)

28 Just dropping by to say how "out of pocket" is a bothersome phrasing for "out of office." Do better and be better.

Posted by: RedWhiteAndTrue at October 15, 2021 06:47 AM (ueseD)

29 Hiya Buck !

Posted by: JT at October 15, 2021 06:47 AM (arJlL)

30 Hi JT!

Posted by: Rosasharn at October 15, 2021 06:47 AM (yEBFM)

31 According to an email I read, the ATF has recently confiscated truckloads of arms from the collection of gun industry legend and cornerstone Larry Vickers.

In August I believe.

Many are irreplaceable historical firearms.

Abolish the ATF.

More coffee.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at October 15, 2021 06:48 AM (y7KuV)

32 The only segregation that occurs in the suburbs is income. This is what makes the Left gnash their teeth. How dare common people not live in assigned pods and flee crime ridden areas?

Posted by: NR Pax at October 15, 2021 06:48 AM (4olE8)

33 Mornin' Horde!

First world problem - I discovered recently that a new season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine had come out back in August (oddly, hulu didn't notify me of this). We enjoyed the show through the first 7 seasons, and I was looking forward to the 8th.

I stopped watching after two episodes. Apparently, they threw out the scripts they had, and wrote new "woke" scripts. The first episode was so heavy-handed I could barely sit through it. It was about the unfunniest episode of a comedy I'd ever seen. It should have had the "very special episode" disclaimer.

Rather a disappointment...

Posted by: No One of Consequence at October 15, 2021 06:48 AM (CAJOC)

34 Howdy, Buck - thanks for stepping in for JJ.

Happy Friday, Hordelings!

Posted by: Doof at October 15, 2021 06:48 AM (mZUr4)

35 Good Morning

wow Mom has been gone a week today.
Posted by: rhennigantx

May she Rest in Peace.

Posted by: JT at October 15, 2021 06:49 AM (arJlL)

36 Here I thought that I wouldn't get nearly as depressed if JJ wasn't authoring the daily-dose-of-reality morning briefing...

but nope. Still hanging my head in sadness and anger over what I see here and all around me.

Maybe I'll disappear into the woods again this weekend to recharge my soul.

Posted by: Defenestratus at October 15, 2021 06:49 AM (w6uZg)

37 "Is JJ moving out of NY or juat taking a vacay? "

Neither.

His wife inherited a home out of state (Wisconsin, maybe) and they are visiting there to see what is necessary for a permanent move in about a year.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at October 15, 2021 06:49 AM (3D/fK)

38 Great news about my grandnephew Red - he just woke up!!!!

Your prayers are working - please continue to keep him in your prayers.

Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser at October 15, 2021 06:49 AM (YZG/i)

39 28 Just dropping by to say how "out of pocket" is a bothersome phrasing for "out of office." Do better and be better.
Posted by: RedWhiteAndTrue at October 15, 2021 06:47 AM (ueseD)

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Maybe he meant J.J. was low on cash...

Posted by: No One of Consequence at October 15, 2021 06:50 AM (CAJOC)

40 Hi JT!
Posted by: Rosasharn

Posted by: JT at October 15, 2021 06:50 AM (arJlL)

41 Abolish the ATF.


To borrow from Lawdog, the following should happen.
1. The head of every single government agency should point to the exact phrase in the Constitution. If they can't, the agency ceases to exist and their budget gets redistributed.
2. If such a phrase is found, the head of the agency needs to justify why they should be allowed to stay on the job.

Posted by: NR Pax at October 15, 2021 06:50 AM (4olE8)

42 had a lovely night last night. just starting dinner when the stove shit the bed. and to make things worse, it's a 15 year old kennmore and i THINK the controller went out on it. waiting for a repair man to tell me if it's fixable or catastrophic.

i can't imagine how long it'll take to get a new one in this market.

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at October 15, 2021 06:50 AM (8D42x)

43 Great news about my grandnephew Red - he just woke up!!!!

Your prayers are working - please continue to keep him in your prayers.
Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser

Okay !

Posted by: JT at October 15, 2021 06:51 AM (arJlL)

44 G'morning, Buck. Congrats on the Morning Report gig.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 15, 2021 06:51 AM (DU+/6)

45 Take that god awful computer monitor out of my dashboard and bring back points and distributors!!!


Posted by: Haywood at October 15, 2021 06:51 AM (qPgcz)

46 20 Buck makes a great point about otherwise careful people daring traffic to knock them silly. I see it with the college kids in my town, earbuds in, distracted, and launching themselves into crossing the street without even looking to see if a car is there.

Weird.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 15, 2021 06:46 AM (hjVL5)

I noticed this when I started running in 2000. I would run up on women with earbuds and they would jump out of there pants. I now call out when I come up from behind on people as I assume they are fucking clueless.

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 15, 2021 06:51 AM (yrol0)

47 Vmom.....


Excellent news!!!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at October 15, 2021 06:51 AM (3D/fK)

48 i can't imagine how long it'll take to get a new one in this market.
Posted by: SturmToddler

Check out Craigslist

Posted by: JT at October 15, 2021 06:52 AM (arJlL)

49 Bill is not dead, he's pining for the Fords.

Posted by: The Widow Hillary at October 15, 2021 06:53 AM (Tnijr)

50 Great news about my grandnephew Red - he just woke up!!!!

Your prayers are working - please continue to keep him in your prayers.
Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser at October 15, 2021 06:49 AM (YZG/i)

YAY!!!!

that's great. more prayers coming.

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at October 15, 2021 06:53 AM (8D42x)

51 Great news about my grandnephew Red - he just woke up!!!!

Your prayers are working - please continue to keep him in your prayers.
Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser


Wonderful news, vmom!! Will continue to lift him up in prayer.

Posted by: Doof at October 15, 2021 06:53 AM (mZUr4)

52 Boker Tov Patriots

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 15, 2021 06:53 AM (GPwVZ)

53 i can't imagine how long it'll take to get a new one in this market.
Posted by: SturmToddler

Check out Craigslist
Posted by: JT at October 15, 2021 06:52 AM (arJlL)

if it's dead, i'm going to have to

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at October 15, 2021 06:53 AM (8D42x)

54 Tucker Carlson had Jason Whitlock on his show last night.

JW made a great argument against the emasculation of men, which he said is an ongoing effort by the very confused left in America. If you happen to see a clip available someplace, Whitlock is well worth watching.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 15, 2021 06:55 AM (hjVL5)

55 >>>on the asphalt of fairly busy streets, with their backs to oncoming traffic

Walk against traffic. How old was I when I knew that, and understood why? Six?

Posted by: m at October 15, 2021 06:55 AM (fVJPF)

56 oh Buck, great pick up on that NYT post. "it will be difficult"...

i think it'll be worse than they imagine but not for the reasons they imagine. the flip side is, as with EVERYTHING ELSE, why is it never THEIR neighborhoods that see this?

yeah yeah, i know ruling class and all...

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at October 15, 2021 06:55 AM (8D42x)

57 The NYT screenshot is very telling, not only for what it says and implies bit also for how *old* the concept is.

The NYT headline makes it clear: single-family housing is bad for our grand social engineering schemes, yet you regressives like it and thus you, not the plan, is the problem. You need to change and get over yourselves to accept our housing enlightenment.

This is oddly reminiscent of a video clip I saw from British parliament. It was from, I think, the 70s. The slums in Britain's housing projects were becoming catastrophic and there was finally discussion of tearing down the tower blocks because they had become an unmitigated failure. Nobody liked them, they blighted the cities, they were dens of crime and violence and the expanded human misery. Some MP said, "Whenever we asked people what they wanted - houses or tower blocks - the vast majority of people always said they wanted houses. So what did the councils do? We gave them tower blocks instead, ruined their neighborhoods, and made them miserable. They need to be torn down and replaced with houses."

This isn't new. This form of town-destroying, depressing arrogance has been with us since the War.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 15, 2021 06:56 AM (DU+/6)

58 His wife inherited a home out of state (Wisconsin, maybe) and they are visiting there to see what is necessary for a permanent move in about a year.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at October 15, 2021


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If I inherited a home in WI, I wouldn't wait a year to go. (Of course, this presumes the home is liveable or will be in a short time, and that JJ's work is such that he can leave soon or that he's about to retire.)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 15, 2021 06:56 AM (/XOcP)

59 Great news vmom! Hoping he improves greatly very soon.

Posted by: Rosasharn at October 15, 2021 06:56 AM (yEBFM)

60 Uptown Appliance Repair in Houston has parts for everytang!

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 15, 2021 06:57 AM (yrol0)

61 Football is a pressure release valve for young men, while also teaching them so many lessons about discipline, teamwork, sacrifice, leadership, etc. Misguided safety-ism has football in its crosshairs. We'll regret its loss when it's gone.

Organized sports in general, but especially football, has saved lives. There are countless stories from retired NFL veterans stating they were heading down a wrong path in life before their parent(s) got them involved in football.

Unfortunately, the use of getting young men involved in organized sports to change their life path has been corrupted long before safety-ism. Organized football, from at least the high school level on up, has become a business. As such, instead of teaching young men lessons about discipline, teamwork, sacrifice, leadership, etc., many programs are teaching young men that so long as you are skilled at football, you can do no wrong. Countless examples of athletes breaking the rules or breaking laws and not being punished, because the coach needs them on the field.

That lesson is learned in HS and then the young men go to college and NFL and think they can do whatever they want without consequences.

Posted by: Tall Cool Gentleman in a Black Suit at October 15, 2021 06:57 AM (Do5/p)

62 " i THINK the controller went out on it. waiting for a repair man to tell me if it's fixable or catastrophic."


I fixed a friends by replacing the bad capacitors on the board. You can do it too if you are any good with a soldering iron. Look for the capacitors with bulging tops. Order some of the same value and replace all of the same type on the board. Cost should be $10.

Posted by: f'd at October 15, 2021 06:57 AM (Tnijr)

63 That Pravda on the Potomac article is nothing new. Social Engineers have been jacking off about "Reforming the Suburbs" for decades.

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at October 15, 2021 06:57 AM (uia9V)

64 'Mornin' Captain !

Posted by: JT at October 15, 2021 06:57 AM (arJlL)

65 Years ago on radio talk shows this plan to invade suburban America with city vagabonds and immigrants was hatched

Posted by: Skip's Phone at October 15, 2021 06:58 AM (0+QM0)

66 Cheap Chinese capacitors are the cause of many many PC failures, along with the specialized controllers used in ranges, refrigerators, etc.

Posted by: f'd at October 15, 2021 06:58 AM (Tnijr)

67 Glad to hear it, vmom.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 15, 2021 06:58 AM (DU+/6)

68 I work out in my neighborhood before the sun comes up. But I wear a light-colored shirt, I don't have earplugs inserted, I walk or trot against traffic (which is sparse at that hour). And if I am going with traffic, I keep an eye out for headlights coming up behind me. How hard can it be?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 15, 2021 06:59 AM (/XOcP)

69 Congrats to George Floyd on 18 months of sobriety.

Posted by: Colon Kaepernick at October 15, 2021 06:59 AM (X5CsJ)

70 His wife inherited a home out of state (Wisconsin, maybe) and they are visiting there to see what is necessary for a permanent move in about a year.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

Excellent!

Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser at October 15, 2021 06:59 AM (YZG/i)

71 Thanks, Buck!

I have already solved the problem of covetous lefties envying my small single-family home: It's a "detached apartment." I made up the description after some friends and I figured out we could fit two of my houses into their apartment.

Just add "green space" as a descriptor for the lawn, and oila! It's the answer to climate change.

Suburbanites enjoy their racist, planet-destroying homes, but they'll love their green-spaced detached apartments just as much.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at October 15, 2021 06:59 AM (/+bwe)

72 I knew McCabe got his pension restored but I didn't fully understand the totality of what the Junta gave him.

He got back his pension, he got 200k in back payments, his lawyers got a cool 500k, his firing has been expunged from all the records Pharo style, he also gets special gold executive cuff links and his badge back mounted in a decorative and ceremonial frame.

I'm surprised they didn't also get him a lifetime pass for free blowjobs.

Unbelievable.

Posted by: Thomas Bender, 25 years until the next Tool album. at October 15, 2021 06:59 AM (H4cIq)

73 Great news about my grandnephew Red - he just woke up!!!!

Your prayers are working - please continue to keep him in your prayers.
Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser at October 15, 2021 06:49 AM (YZG/i)

SO happy to see this! Prayers will continue.

Posted by: Pony Tail at October 15, 2021 07:00 AM (tzZq2)

74
I work out in my neighborhood before the sun comes up. But I wear a light-colored shirt, I don't have earplugs inserted, I walk or trot against traffic (which is sparse at that hour). And if I am going with traffic, I keep an eye out for headlights coming up behind me. How hard can it be?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 15, 2021 06:59 AM


you left out "stoned"

it can be tricky if you're stoned

Posted by: Stephen King at October 15, 2021 07:00 AM (DUIap)

75 Mr. Black just asked me if I'd heard anything yet about Captain Kirk's post-flight adventure. I asked what he meant and he said Shat was "in tears" and relentlessly going on and on about global warming and the destruction of it he saw from his space vantage point. You have got to be kidding me...

Posted by: Lady in Black at October 15, 2021 07:00 AM (sVtYq)

76 Take that god awful computer monitor out of my dashboard and bring back points and distributors!!!
Posted by: Haywood at October 15, 2021 06:51 AM (qPgcz)
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Ehhh, I dunno about that. Engine-management electronics (as opposed to all of the other whiz-bangs) did a tremendous amount of good. Reliability is extremely high. Coil-on-plug is a bit of a pain in the ass sometimes, but it works extremely well in my experience.

But as with everything, "if this was good, more would be better" and eventually it becomes a nightmare. I think the sweet spot for all of this was probably the late 90s to early aughts. You had electronic engine controls that were simple and reliable, onboard diagnostics that made repairs much easier without adding gigantic tooling expenses, and not so much high-tech fuckery that a single bad circuit ruins the car or you end up waiting on pallets of specialized processors to assemble things.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 15, 2021 07:01 AM (DU+/6)

77 Not on the radio talk show, just revealed
Rush, Levin and Prager all talked about it.
It's been a Leftist dream for years.

Posted by: Skip's Phone at October 15, 2021 07:01 AM (0+QM0)

78 Just add "green space" as a descriptor for the lawn, and oila!

Oila ?

Posted by: JT at October 15, 2021 07:01 AM (arJlL)

79 Destruction from it...I should've said.

Posted by: Lady in Black at October 15, 2021 07:01 AM (sVtYq)

80 MSM has screwed up and reported broadly on the supply chain problem and is suddenly realizing that this is hurting Biden and the regime (sort of like Afghanistan). Next few days will be spent blaming it on Trump, the unvaxed, racism and global warming. Also, tell us it isn't happening very much, just a few isolated cases and the regime experts are hard at work to save Christmas.


Don't believe your lying eyes and be glad no more mean tweets.

Posted by: Ripley at October 15, 2021 07:01 AM (MxEKc)

81 Teenage boys and young men (of all races, and throughout human history) are aggressive, competitive, sometimes violent, and tend to gather in packs of their peers. That is why they make great soldiers and athletes when their energy is harnessed into a team effort, led by a responsible older male.

The elites have been surprisingly open about the fact that they want to reduce the world's population...significantly. They will use this as another means to create gangs to get rid of people and enforce compliance.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at October 15, 2021 07:02 AM (EjmvJ)

82 work out in my neighborhood before the sun comes up. But I wear a light-colored shirt, I don't have earplugs inserted, I walk or trot against traffic (which is sparse at that hour). And if I am going with traffic, I keep an eye out for headlights coming up behind me. How hard can it be?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 15, 2021 06:59 AM (/XOcP)
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Yeah. Most of my neighbors are pretty good about this. When light is low, most of them wear something high-viz - usually reflective shoes or a shirt with a reflective stripe. It makes a *huge* difference. I can see those guys from much further away than the handful that don't. Improving your visibility improves your safety pretty dramatically.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 15, 2021 07:02 AM (DU+/6)

83 have already solved the problem of covetous lefties envying my small single-family home: It's a "detached apartment." I made up the description after some friends and I figured out we could fit two of my houses into their apartment.

Just add "green space" as a descriptor for the lawn, and oila! It's the answer to climate change. ...
Posted by: NaughtyPine at October 15, 2021 06:59 AM (/+bwe)
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Love this.
"I live in a modest detached apartment situated on a greenbelt."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 15, 2021 07:03 AM (DU+/6)

84 Also, tell us it isn't happening very much, just a few isolated cases and the regime experts are hard at work to save Christmas.

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It's the 'hotdogs are still cheap' defense! See? They care about "working families."

Posted by: Lady in Black at October 15, 2021 07:03 AM (sVtYq)

85 "I would run up on women with earbuds and they would jump out of their pants".

Dear Penthouse, you're not going to believe what happened to me while out running today.....

Posted by: thatcraztjerseyguy at October 15, 2021 07:04 AM (Zvtjl)

86 If you were wondering how it could be possible for Bill Gates to spend $2 million on a wedding for his daughter, the Post has the pictures. Basically it comes down to building glass-walled buildings for the reception (which will be taken down afterwards), including stone foundations. Pretty amazing.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 15, 2021 07:04 AM (hjVL5)

87 Every self-proclaimed conservative should automatically be disqualified if they can't come up with an elevator pitch to the question:

What will you do to reduce the size, scope and reach of the federal government?

The entirety of GOPe and NeverTrump all answer: "Nothing, we'll just run it better."

Posted by: Lrrr at October 15, 2021 07:04 AM (jIL4c)

88 Thanks guys!!!

Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser at October 15, 2021 07:04 AM (YZG/i)

89 Oops- Gates link

https://tinyurl.com/wsvxdey5

Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 15, 2021 07:04 AM (hjVL5)

90 NYC is a hellhole

https://tinyurl.com/s974pa54

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 15, 2021 07:04 AM (yrol0)

91 Bill Clinton hospitalized in Southern California with a non covid 19 related infection.

Got the clap again I'd bet.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 15, 2021 07:05 AM (OCTRt)

92 You know, "supply chain interruptions from China", in a healthy, sane commercial Republic, should be a golden opportunity for American manufacturers.

If only American manufacturers were allowed by their benevolent liege lords to.... you know.... manufacture stuff.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 15, 2021 07:05 AM (6FeV1)

93 Difficult? Super easy, barely an inconvenience. Tighten the Fannie mae requirements for single family home purchases. 20% down payment, >750 credit score to purchase a single family home. Or put a penalty on banks for writing a mortgage on a single family home. 1% of the purchase price. Boom. Done. Spin it as for the children and teachers and first responders, and climate change.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 15, 2021 07:05 AM (0ryfU)

94 Good morning morons and thanks buck for filling in

Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 15, 2021 07:05 AM (EZebt)

95 Got the clap again I'd bet.
Posted by: rickb223 at October 15, 2021 07:05 AM (OCTRt)

That Bastard.

Posted by: Jeb Bush at October 15, 2021 07:06 AM (6FeV1)

96 Also coming, supply chain problems hit POC hardest because of course it does. So stop complaining you white privileged Nazis.

Posted by: Ripley at October 15, 2021 07:07 AM (MxEKc)

97 "Although I've quit caring about pro football since-"

- Dan Marino retired.

Yep, it's been a while.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at October 15, 2021 07:07 AM (dfRN6)

98 Yes! 1% fee on mortgages for single family housing as a "climate recovery fee". Then you can bump it up as needed. 2%, 5%, 10%... a small price to pay.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 15, 2021 07:07 AM (0ryfU)

99 Seen on the Twats: Daniel Craig says he goes to gay bars "to avoid the aggressive dick-swinging at hetero bars".

Posted by: Ian S. at October 15, 2021 07:07 AM (j+u5i)

100 Thanks guys!!!
Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser

Posted by: JT at October 15, 2021 07:07 AM (arJlL)

101 So Joe finally got his boat parade?


Outstanding!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at October 15, 2021 07:07 AM (3D/fK)

102 Got the clap again I'd bet.
Posted by: rickb223 at October 15, 2021 07:05 AM (OCTRt)

That Bastard.
Posted by: Jeb Bush

Now that made me laugh out loud. Thank you!

Posted by: Rosasharn at October 15, 2021 07:07 AM (yEBFM)

103

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at October 15, 2021 07:07 AM (K2SnJ)

104 Soon we can fund the newest infrastructure bill with a modest increase in the mortgage tax to 50% for home purchases over $400,000.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 15, 2021 07:08 AM (0ryfU)

105 To borrow from Lawdog, the following should happen.
1. The head of every single government agency should point to the exact phrase in the Constitution. If they can't, the agency ceases to exist and their budget gets redistributed.
2. If such a phrase is found, the head of the agency needs to justify why they should be allowed to stay on the job.
Posted by: NR Pax at October 15, 2021 06:50 AM (4olE


Further, if the phrase pointed to contains any of the words "commerce, necessary, of proper", they are flogged prior to being fired.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at October 15, 2021 07:08 AM (EjmvJ)

106 Difficult? Super easy, barely an inconvenience. Tighten the Fannie mae requirements for single family home purchases. 20% down payment, >750 credit score to purchase a single family home. Or put a penalty on banks for writing a mortgage on a single family home. 1% of the purchase price. Boom. Done. Spin it as for the children and teachers and first responders, and climate change.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 15, 2021 07:05 AM (0ryfU)
++++
Wanna see how much housing as increased in your area? Do the Classic Math. Use the rules that would have been required in the late 90s for most borrowers:
- 20% down
- House is ideally 3x your income, can be pushed to 4x.
- No more than 28% of your gross income on mortgage payments
- No more than 35% of your gross income on all debt payments

How much house could you afford using the traditional, safe, reliable rules? Now how much do houses in your area actually cost?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 15, 2021 07:08 AM (DU+/6)

107 69 Congrats to George Floyd on 18 months of sobriety.
_____________

And congrats also on living a life as a drug addict and home invasion robber and being hailed worldwide as a "civil rights hero" because you had the good fortune to have your diseased heart give out just as a white cop had his knee on you after having arrested you for passing counterfeit bills.

What an inspiration to the youth!

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at October 15, 2021 07:08 AM (k4dH2)

108 Seen on the Twats: Daniel Craig says he goes to gay bars "to avoid the aggressive dick-swinging at hetero bars".

--

LOL, because Lord knows there's none of that going on at gay bars!

Posted by: Lady in Black at October 15, 2021 07:08 AM (sVtYq)

109 Bubba is responding to treatment. They got Krystal from the escort service to wear a nurse outfit and stop by the hospital for a "special".

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at October 15, 2021 07:08 AM (C1Lsn)

110 Not on the radio talk show, just revealed
Rush, Levin and Prager all talked about it.
It's been a Leftist dream for years.
Posted by: Skip's Phone at October 15, 2021 07:01 AM (0+QM0)

Oh yes, Levin has had Stanley Kurtz on his show discussing this. Kurtz has been writing about this scheme to abolish the suburbs since Obama days.

Posted by: Pony Tail at October 15, 2021 07:08 AM (tzZq2)

111 Got the clap again I'd bet.
Posted by: rickb223 at October 15, 2021 07:05 AM (OCTRt)
++++
Or his untreated tertiary syphilis flared up again.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 15, 2021 07:08 AM (DU+/6)

112 "That Bastard.
Posted by: Jeb Bush"

* Claps enthusiastically *

Posted by: f'd at October 15, 2021 07:08 AM (Tnijr)

113 Just add "green space" as a descriptor for the lawn, and oila! It's the answer to climate change. ...
Posted by: NaughtyPine


I have 48 acres of green space out back. Does that count?

Posted by: rickb223 at October 15, 2021 07:09 AM (OCTRt)

114 Got the clap again I'd bet.
Posted by: rickb223 at October 15, 2021 07:05 AM (OCTRt)

Sepsis from UTI

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 15, 2021 07:09 AM (yrol0)

115 Bill Clinton hospitalized in Southern California with a non covid 19 related infection.

His infection is "having information that could lead to the arrest of Hillary Clinton".

Posted by: Ian S. at October 15, 2021 07:09 AM (y+iNp)

116 The entirety of GOPe and NeverTrump all answer: "Nothing, we'll just run it better."
Posted by: Lrrr at October 15, 2021 07:04 AM (jIL4c)

I propose the creation of two new cabinet level departments dedicated to commissions and studies on ways to limit the size of government.

Then a third department to study the results of the first two departments and see which one is better, so we can double it's size.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 15, 2021 07:09 AM (6FeV1)

117 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 15, 2021 07:09 AM (Zz0t1)

118 "and tend to gather in packs of their peers. That is why they make great soldiers and athletes when their energy is harnessed into a team effort, led by a responsible older male."

The China infiltration may go back to Clinton (multipolarity worked out great for China) or even to Nixon (or maybe he wanted to keep Russia in check via China?) ... but at this point China is calling a lot of shots, like softening up our males (useful for weakening our military) plus maybe Biden/Milley are directly working for China?.

But behind the scenes, the prime mover (imo) is still the globalist elites, who plan to own the world. Middle class profits from BigCorp and BigTech have been huge since 1980, but dwarfed in comparison to the oligarch riches. The NWO Build Back Better team runs most of Western Civ countries ... I'm betting they have a plan for dealing with China ... after the deplorables are controlled.

Posted by: illiniwek at October 15, 2021 07:09 AM (Cus5s)

119 Posted by: Ian S. at October 15, 2021 07:07 AM (j+u5i)


Yeah.... James Bond avoids aggressive dick swinging.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 15, 2021 07:10 AM (0ryfU)

120 I have a friend who has nixed his son playing high school football because of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). I understand.

Posted by: m at October 15, 2021 07:10 AM (fVJPF)

121 Walk against traffic. How old was I when I knew that, and understood why? Six?
Posted by: m at October 15, 2021 06:55 AM (fVJPF)


And, when you're in an area with potential dangers...pay attention.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at October 15, 2021 07:10 AM (EjmvJ)

122 Here's something uplifting to sign off with.


I thought he was going to mention something about Bill Clinton being hospitalized in California.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 15, 2021 07:10 AM (Zz0t1)

123 Congratulations to any Dodgers fans here. Kris Bryant is out (SF Giants), Anthony Rizzo is out (NY Yankees) and the only Cub left is Kyle Schwarber (Boston Red Sox). So I find myself in the odd and uncomfortable position of rooting for the AL Red Sox.

Posted by: grammie winger at October 15, 2021 07:10 AM (45fpk)

124 I thought the Maoists in government would herd up the suburbanites and put them on collective farms, not in collective high-rises. They aren't even as smart as the G-damn mid-20th Century Chinese , and obviously think all of our food comes from Whole Foods.

Posted by: Roy at October 15, 2021 07:10 AM (iCmzs)

125 Sepsis from UTI
Posted by: rhennigantx at October 15, 2021 07:09 AM (yrol0)

Not actually the most unflattering thing I've heard anyone call his wife....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 15, 2021 07:10 AM (6FeV1)

126 I'm sure Super Global Warming Zealot Bill Gates' $2million wedding for his spawn was carbon neutral.

Posted by: Lady in Black at October 15, 2021 07:11 AM (sVtYq)

127 That 4BR house could easily be a four apartments, and only a racist would oppose this.

Posted by: Ripley at October 15, 2021 07:11 AM (MxEKc)

128 Bill Clinton hospitalized in Southern California with a non covid 19 related infection.



That means he's actually got covid and they don't want to reveal they're using Ivermectin to treat him.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 15, 2021 07:11 AM (Zz0t1)

129 Ok, who is this Buck person and what has he done with JJ?

Posted by: dantesed at October 15, 2021 07:11 AM (88xKn)

130 123 Congratulations to any Dodgers fans here. Kris Bryant is out (SF Giants), Anthony Rizzo is out (NY Yankees) and the only Cub left is Kyle Schwarber (Boston Red Sox). So I find myself in the odd and uncomfortable position of rooting for the AL Red Sox.
Posted by: grammie winger at October 15, 2021 07:10 AM (45fpk)

I guess that would kind of be rooting for Kimbrel, who is also out.

Posted by: Roy at October 15, 2021 07:11 AM (iCmzs)

131 This isn't new. This form of town-destroying, depressing arrogance has been with us since the War.

Housing projects and apartments, etc. strike me as desirable for the elites, because it allows them to have control over the masses. Same thing with owning a home in an area where there are home owner's association requirements. Owning one's own home is a form of independence. Living in a project or an apartment or even with the requirements of a HOA, it means that rules can be set for each of those conditions to control everyone in those situations.

i.e. people living in an apartment complex, they all have to follow the rules of the landlord of the complex. Government can set a rule for all landlords and then the landlord will force that rule on every renter in their complex.

Government does not have that power over those who own their own homes. So that's my first thought when reading about this: it's about control. Just as is pretty much every action being taken by governments lately. Nothing is being done to try to improve the lives of people, it's all about increasing government control over people's lives.

Posted by: Tall Cool Gentleman in a Black Suit at October 15, 2021 07:12 AM (Do5/p)

132 "That 4BR house could easily be a four apartments, and only a racist would oppose this."

That's plenty of space for about 40 immigrants.

Posted by: f'd at October 15, 2021 07:12 AM (Tnijr)

133 You want a tipping point? Take away Bethany's suburban Mcmansion.

Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at October 15, 2021 07:12 AM (QZ/dC)

134 99 Seen on the Twats: Daniel Craig says he goes to gay bars "to avoid the aggressive dick-swinging at hetero bars".
___________

Bwahahahaha. Yeah, all hetero guys go to gay bars to avoid dicks. Totes believable!

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at October 15, 2021 07:13 AM (k4dH2)

135 By boys will not play football. Hard no.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 15, 2021 07:13 AM (0ryfU)

136 "Sovereign Lord, you are God! Your covenant is trustworthy, and you have promised these good things to your servant."

Samuel 7:28

Posted by: Marcus T at October 15, 2021 07:13 AM (J6dnG)

137 Everyone knows that Project Housing is the only authentic way to live.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 15, 2021 07:13 AM (6FeV1)

138 Just add "green space" as a descriptor for the lawn, and oila!

Oila ?
Posted by: JT at October 15, 2021 07:01 AM (arJlL)

it's the male version of "voila"

see, it's got no "v"...

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at October 15, 2021 07:13 AM (8D42x)

139 133 You want a tipping point? Take away Bethany's suburban Mcmansion.
Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at October 15, 2021 07:12 AM (QZ/dC)

Just drive her through the finer parts of downtown, one time. "All of this belongs to you"

Posted by: Roy at October 15, 2021 07:14 AM (iCmzs)

140 "Living in a project or an apartment or even with the requirements of a HOA, it means that rules can be set for each of those conditions to control everyone in those situations."


Those in the projects around here fastidiously adhere to the rules.

Posted by: f'd at October 15, 2021 07:14 AM (Tnijr)

141 Oila.... He was a Houston Oila

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at October 15, 2021 07:14 AM (Kd5Vh)

142 I think it was Peej O'Rourke (before he flipped out) who described packed, high-rise urban housing as "stack-a-prole".

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at October 15, 2021 07:14 AM (dfRN6)

143 Bill Clinton hospitalized in Southern California with a non covid 19 related infection.

That's a shame.

Posted by: Jerry Seinfeld at October 15, 2021 07:14 AM (Do5/p)

144 wow Mom has been gone a week today.
Posted by: rhennigantx

May she rest in peace with all the angels. And prayers for you and all her family, that God's peace may console you in your time of grief.

Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser at October 15, 2021 07:15 AM (YZG/i)

145 wow Mom has been gone a week today.
Posted by: rhennigantx at October 15, 2021 06:38


Memory eternal.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 15, 2021 07:15 AM (m+jkK)

146 >>>99 Seen on the Twats: Daniel Craig says he goes to gay bars "to avoid the aggressive dick-swinging at hetero bars".


Always figured him to be a bottom.

Posted by: Roy at October 15, 2021 07:15 AM (iCmzs)

147 Seen on the Twats: Daniel Craig says he goes to gay bars "to avoid the aggressive dick-swinging at hetero bars".



Yeah, because gay men don't swing dick to attract other gay men.

What a retard.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 15, 2021 07:15 AM (Zz0t1)

148 In medicine, the "Throckmorton sign" is that on imaging, the penis usually points to the side of the body the problem is on. It works about 50% of the time.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 15, 2021 07:15 AM (0ryfU)

149 Oila ?
Posted by: JT at October 15, 2021 07:01 AM

If those French bastards can't be bothered to say the V, I ain't gonna bother.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at October 15, 2021 07:15 AM (/+bwe)

150 If they say, "Cut waste, eliminate fraud, reduce duplicate programs" that's code for "change nothing, cut nothing and do nothing."

We're well past the philosophical "why" phase and deep into the "how" phase; we need tactics and logistics, not speeches.

Posted by: Lrrr at October 15, 2021 07:15 AM (jIL4c)

151 So I find myself in the odd and uncomfortable position of rooting for the AL Red Sox.
Posted by: grammie winger

I forgive ya !

Posted by: JT at October 15, 2021 07:15 AM (arJlL)

152 wow Mom has been gone a week today.
Posted by: rhennigantx

May she rest in peace with all the angels. And prayers for you and all her family, that God's peace may console you in your time of grief.
Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser at October 15, 2021 07:15 AM (YZG/i)



This.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 15, 2021 07:15 AM (Zz0t1)

153 By boys will not play football. Hard no.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 15, 2021 07:13 AM (0ryfU)


No?

Posted by: grammie winger at October 15, 2021 07:16 AM (45fpk)

154 If he meant that guys try to fight him because he is "james bond" then he would have said that.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 15, 2021 07:16 AM (0ryfU)

155 Occasionally I am asked for advice from certain company boards on matters I know a scintilla about and yesterday I was asked about the Biden reaction to the supply chain issue. I reminded them that I had told them some weeks ago that when this became a direct consumer problem, he would make it worse by seeking to prioritize Barbies over input products. Bottom line is, you may get your coveted Chinese made Christmas toy but you aren't going to like how this prolongs the broader logistics issues we have well into 2023.

Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at October 15, 2021 07:17 AM (QZ/dC)

156 Bubba is responding to treatment. They got Krystal from the escort service to wear a nurse outfit and stop by the hospital for a "special".
Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at October 15, 2021 07:08 AM (C1Lsn)

Did he get the Jackie Aprile Special?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 15, 2021 07:17 AM (GPwVZ)

157 I forgive ya !

Posted by: JT at October 15, 2021 07:15 AM (arJlL)


Hiya JT!

Posted by: grammie winger at October 15, 2021 07:17 AM (45fpk)

158 137 Everyone knows that Project Housing is the only authentic way to live.
__________

Hey, we have to have somewhere to house the tens of millions of third-world illegal aliens flooding across our southern border every year, and why should nasty white Americans get to live in nice houses when our POC amigos can't afford them? It's not faaaaaaaiiiiiiirrrrrr! Multi-family housing slums for everybody (except your elite masters, of course).

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at October 15, 2021 07:17 AM (k4dH2)

159 92 You know, "supply chain interruptions from China", in a healthy, sane commercial Republic, should be a golden opportunity for American manufacturers.

If only American manufacturers were allowed by their benevolent liege lords to.... you know.... manufacture stuff.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 15, 2021 07:05 AM (6FeV1)

The parts that they would need to get the factories going aren't available?

Posted by: m at October 15, 2021 07:17 AM (fVJPF)

160 If those French bastards can't be bothered to say the V, I ain't gonna bother.

Posted by: NaughtyPine

LOL !

Posted by: JT at October 15, 2021 07:17 AM (arJlL)

161 Don't worry. As soon as Bootygig gets off of paternity leave he will fix the supply chain problem.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 15, 2021 07:18 AM (0ryfU)

162 Just add "green space" as a descriptor for the lawn, and oila! It's the answer to climate change. ...
Posted by: NaughtyPine


I have 48 acres of green space out back. Does that count?
Posted by: rickb223 at October 15, 2021 07:09 AM


You, sir, are saving the planet!

Posted by: NaughtyPine at October 15, 2021 07:18 AM (/+bwe)

163 Ok, who is this Buck person and what has he done with JJ?
Posted by: dantesed at October 15, 2021 07:11 AM


Sefton's on vacay...moose out front shoulda told ya.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 15, 2021 07:18 AM (m+jkK)

164 You want a tipping point? Take away Bethany's suburban Mcmansion.

--

Pfft, we all know by now. They will be exempt. Their neighborhoods. Select areas. Just like with everything else these b*stards do or try to do. They don't subject themselves to what they impose on others. And that goes for their friends and benefactors as well.

On that note, I think we're quickly reaching a point where these hard leftist schemes will cause an immense uproar of anger. The kind that starts the beginning of the end of their arrogant plans to mold society to their liking. You can only push people so far, and taking away single family homes is not going to sit well with even the densest among us. I think I'm going to invest in some pike futures.

Posted by: Lady in Black at October 15, 2021 07:19 AM (sVtYq)

165 I wonder if I have time to run over to JJ's for coffee.

Posted by: grammie winger at October 15, 2021 07:19 AM (45fpk)

166 Hiya Grammie !

Posted by: JT at October 15, 2021 07:19 AM (arJlL)

167 I work out in my neighborhood before the sun comes up. But I wear a light-colored shirt, I don't have earplugs inserted, I walk or trot against traffic (which is sparse at that hour). And if I am going with traffic, I keep an eye out for headlights coming up behind me. How hard can it be?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 15, 2021 06:59 AM (/XOcP)

There is a fella in my AO who walks the roads in the zero dark thirty hours. He wears a light on his head, has a vest on with blinking lights and wears reflectors all over himself. Even with all that sooner or later he's gonna get run over.

More coffee.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at October 15, 2021 07:19 AM (y7KuV)

168 Only this "president", in this particular timeline, could be so catastrophically diseased in the brain as to prioritize fucking CHRISTMAS PRESENTS as a national issue.

And only this stupid fucking populace could be so enervated and debauched that they take him seriously.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 15, 2021 07:20 AM (6FeV1)

169 That scene from Dr. Zhivago where the Bolsheviks take over the Zhivago's house and turn it into Public Housing is becoming policy for our Social Engineers.

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at October 15, 2021 07:20 AM (uia9V)

170 148 In medicine, the "Throckmorton sign" is that on imaging, the penis usually points to the side of the body the problem is on. It works about 50% of the time.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 15, 2021 07:15 AM (0ryfU)

half the time it works 100%

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 15, 2021 07:20 AM (yrol0)

171 Buy dirt.

Posted by: blaster at October 15, 2021 07:20 AM (smQOA)

172 Apartment buildings are not sustainable.
Homesteads are.
And single family homes are just mini homesteads.

Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser at October 15, 2021 07:20 AM (YZG/i)

173 The NAEP ((National Assessment of Educational Progress) for the years 2012-2020 was released and it's dismal. Remember this doesn't even include the pandemic.

For the first time ever reading and mathematics scores for 13 year old fell during that period. The very fundamentals that underlies our education system are abysmal failures.

There is no excuse for this other then teachers, school boards and those creating curriculum have failed miserably. They are incompetent and not focused on actual education. They've become political actors focused on propaganda and brainwashing children in their social destruction and the undermining of our country.

It's about time people woke up and realized this system is destroying their kids and their futures.

Posted by: Marcus T at October 15, 2021 07:20 AM (J6dnG)

174
Thanks for filling in so ably, Buck.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 15, 2021 07:21 AM (/U27+)

175 I take a little joy knowing when Clinton pees it burns.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 15, 2021 07:21 AM (EZebt)

176 wow Mom has been gone a week today.
Posted by: rhennigantx

--

I'm so sorry for your loss, rhennigantx. Prayers to you and your family. My mom will have been gone for 12 years on Sunday. It's still hard to believe and accept she's gone.

Posted by: Lady in Black at October 15, 2021 07:21 AM (sVtYq)

177
Buy dirt.
Posted by: blaster at October 15, 2021 07:20 AM (smQOA)

_________

They've stopped making it.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 15, 2021 07:22 AM (/U27+)

178 Maricopa:
So I would urge all of you to just recognize that this is not about left or right, this is not about attacking anyone, were just asking. In the interest of the public, in the interests of bringing this country together.
Why are there 6,545 More early voting ballots than the images?

In other words, there are almost 7k ballots with no matching envelope.

The election was won by 10k.

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 15, 2021 07:23 AM (yrol0)

179 wow Mom has been gone a week today.
Posted by: rhennigantx


Prayers for you today, and each day going forward. May happy memories be of some consolation.

Posted by: grammie winger at October 15, 2021 07:23 AM (45fpk)

180
There is a fella in my AO who walks the roads in the zero dark thirty hours. He wears a light on his head, has a vest on with blinking lights and wears reflectors all over himself. Even with all that sooner or later he's gonna get run over.

More coffee.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at October 15, 2021 07:19 AM (y7KuV)



Golf analyst and overall funny guy David Feherty lives in the Dallas area and likes to cycle around White Rock Lake, east of Dallas. He's good to get hit by a car once or twice a year. It's like they aim for him.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 15, 2021 07:23 AM (Zz0t1)

181 #EmptyShelvesJoe

Posted by: redridinghood at October 15, 2021 07:23 AM (NpAcC)

182 I wonder if I have time to run over to JJ's for coffee.

--

He went to his local Walgreens and the coffee shelves had been stripped bare from thieves. I think he went to WI to get some more.

Posted by: Lady in Black at October 15, 2021 07:23 AM (sVtYq)

183 Wonderful news vmom!

Posted by: redridinghood at October 15, 2021 07:24 AM (NpAcC)

184 I have a friend who has nixed his son playing high school football because of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). I understand.

Posted by: m at October 15, 2021 07:10 AM (fVJPF)

I would not advise playing football. If the desire is a lottery ticket dream of ever turning pro, almost any other sport is a better choice. I would say go with baseball as a left handed pitcher, golf, or tennis. But the reality is football is huge in our culture and in many places it is a religion. You can't force people to be who they are not.

Posted by: Quint at October 15, 2021 07:24 AM (CJtAX)

185 184 I would not advise playing football. If the desire is a lottery ticket dream of ever turning pro, almost any other sport is a better choice. I would say go with baseball as a left handed pitcher, golf, or tennis. But the reality is football is huge in our culture and in many places it is a religion. You can't force people to be who they are not.
Posted by: Quint at October 15, 2021 07:24 AM (CJtAX)

===========

"THANK YOU!"
-Pedophiles

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 15, 2021 07:25 AM (LvTSG)

186
Having eradicated so much liberty under Covid, you can bet that the left feels confident they can forcibly re-shape our housing habits.

_________

The same people who sob about the cruelty of industrial livestock husbandry would have us all packed one on top of another in 200 sq. ft. boxes.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 15, 2021 07:25 AM (/U27+)

187 "In medicine, the "Throckmorton sign" is that on imaging, the penis usually points to the side of the body the problem is on"

What if it points to your head?

Posted by: Bubba at October 15, 2021 07:26 AM (Tnijr)

188 There is no excuse for this other then teachers, school boards and those creating curriculum have failed miserably. They are incompetent and not focused on actual education. They've become political actors focused on propaganda and brainwashing children in their social destruction and the undermining of our country.

It's about time people woke up and realized this system is destroying their kids and their futures.
Posted by: Marcus T at October 15, 2021 07:20 AM (J6dnG)


My daughter goes to an "exemplary" school in Texas. While they're not off the deep end with mask mandates, CRT or anything like that, you can see the quality of teachers declining rapidly. She has one math teacher who's not available for tutoring in the morning because of "cafeteria duty" and you better not email her after hours because she has to pick up her children after school and can't be bothered in the evenings.

Oh, and she can't teach worth shit and kids are suffering mightily because of it.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 15, 2021 07:26 AM (Zz0t1)

189 Morning peeps. Looks like rain's 'a comin'.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 15, 2021 07:26 AM (BFigT)

190 What if it points to your head?
Posted by: Bubba at October 15, 2021 07:26 AM (Tnijr)

Get an uglier nurse.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 15, 2021 07:26 AM (6FeV1)

191 You can't force people to be who they are not.
Posted by: Quint at October 15, 2021 07:24 AM (CJtAX)

===========

"THANK YOU!"
-Pedophiles
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 15, 2021 07:25 AM


But you can beat them to death with tire irons when they act on what they are. Heard that somewhere.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 15, 2021 07:26 AM (m+jkK)

192 That scene from Dr. Zhivago where the Bolsheviks take over the Zhivago's house and turn it into Public Housing is becoming policy for our Social Engineers.
Posted by: Puddleglum at work at October 15, 2021 07:20 AM (uia9V)

Oh, that scene always fills me with despair and then rage.
Being helpless in your own home that is now filled with the enemy.

Posted by: Pony Tail at October 15, 2021 07:26 AM (tzZq2)

193 My son credits his football experience (pee-wee through college) as instrumental in keeping him from being killed in Iraq.

Posted by: grammie winger at October 15, 2021 07:26 AM (45fpk)

194 I remember reading that girls soccer players have as many head injuries as boys playing football because of heading the ball. Don't know if that was true or not

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at October 15, 2021 07:27 AM (Kd5Vh)

195 -I have a friend who has nixed his son playing high school football because of chronic traumatic encephalopathy


well that is sad, prolly a pussy anyway

wear your bike helmet too

Posted by: will choose a nic later at October 15, 2021 07:28 AM (bTQ72)

196 194 I remember reading that girls soccer players have as many head injuries as boys playing football because of heading the ball. Don't know if that was true or not
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at October 15, 2021 07:27 AM (Kd5Vh)

About 100% of cheerleading kids have had a concussion.

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 15, 2021 07:28 AM (yrol0)

197 I'm betting they have a plan for dealing with China ... after the deplorables are controlled.
Posted by: illiniwek at October 15, 2021 07:09 AM (Cus5s)

no plan survives first contact with the enemy...

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at October 15, 2021 07:28 AM (8D42x)

198 Never trust corpo scum.

Posted by: Johnny Silverhand at October 15, 2021 07:28 AM (o4PBv)

199 wow Mom has been gone a week today.
Posted by: rhennigantx
**********
May loving memories of your mom comfort you.

Posted by: redridinghood at October 15, 2021 07:29 AM (NpAcC)

200
About 100% of cheerleading kids have had a concussion.
Posted by: rhennigantx at October 15, 2021 07:28 AM (yrol0)



That gym floor is HAAARRRRDDDDD.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 15, 2021 07:29 AM (Zz0t1)

201 "There is a fella in my AO who walks the roads in the zero dark thirty hours. He wears a light on his head, has a vest on with blinking lights and wears reflectors all over himself. Even with all that sooner or later he's gonna get run over.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy"


Florida Man: Honest to God officer, I shot him because I thought he was an alien.

Posted by: Ripley at October 15, 2021 07:29 AM (MxEKc)

202
btw, soccer players get more concussions than football players, look it up

Posted by: will choose a nic later at October 15, 2021 07:29 AM (bTQ72)

203 Thanks Buck!!

Posted by: 22LR at October 15, 2021 07:29 AM (7K2yd)

204 The numbers regarding sports and scholarships are fascinating once you start looking at them. Roughly 1% of kids who play something in high school get to play it in college. Roughly 1% of them get a scholarship to play it. Roughly 1% of THEM get to play professionally.

Sports are great and teach great lessons and skills etc, but if you're trying for a scholarship for your kid you'd be better off investing that $5k+ your spending on the road teams and making your own scholarship.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - local SC doctor of 40 years calls in to radio show about ivermectin at October 15, 2021 07:29 AM (Q/dD7)

205 After dark in rural areas walk with traffic not facing it. You don't want to do a Wiley Coyote on a slab bridge because you were blinded by headlights and couldn't see that there was no shoulder to step onto. Once was quite enough for me.

Posted by: Button Pushing Monkey at October 15, 2021 07:29 AM (EcHpA)

206
I remember reading that girls soccer players have as many head injuries as boys playing football because of heading the ball. Don't know if that was true or not
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at October 15, 2021 07:27 AM (Kd5Vh)

_________

Proves the sexist and oppressive nature of soccer. We need a Federal program to counter this.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 15, 2021 07:30 AM (/U27+)

207 have a friend who has nixed his son playing high school football because of chronic traumatic encephalopathy

*

Will he play if I wear a helmet?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - local SC doctor of 40 years calls in to radio show about ivermectin at October 15, 2021 07:30 AM (Q/dD7)

208 I hit my head on a diving board at least a dozen times in h.s. Explains a lot.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 15, 2021 07:30 AM (EZebt)

209 Good morning and Happy Friday! Thanks for filling in Buck.

Posted by: Jewells45 at October 15, 2021 07:30 AM (nxdel)

210 I looked at those pictures of the glass building for gates' daughters wedding. If the wedding is held during the day the guests are going to really enjoy being in a freaking green house. How much air conditioning is going to be needed to cool those buildings down? So much for carbon neutral living, but they are exempt from that.

Posted by: cicero skip at October 15, 2021 07:30 AM (FIrEF)

211 _________

Proves the sexist and oppressive nature of soccer. We need a Federal program to counter this.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 15, 2021 07:30 AM (/U27+)



This calls for a tranny overthrow of the sport altogether.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 15, 2021 07:31 AM (Zz0t1)

212 My football interest waned when I became older then most of the players. It disappeared completely after I was older then most of the coaches.

Posted by: Big V Caffeinated at October 15, 2021 07:31 AM (Adlwz)

213 If we have free and fair elections in 2024 and get a DeathSantis or similiar one of the many things he is going to have to work on is getting America to the point that we are self sufficient.

I'm talking well beyond Trump's moderate tariff increases. Perhaps the simplest fix the federal government may ONLY buy products made in America - made here being defined as all the products, at all points, have to be made here. So if you want a steel desk, the iron can come from anywhere, but it has to be smelted, assembled, and boxed here in the US.

Posted by: 18-1 at October 15, 2021 07:31 AM (ESjRY)

214 Thanks for filling in Buck.

--

Yes, this! Buck did a mighty snappy job.

Posted by: Lady in Black at October 15, 2021 07:31 AM (sVtYq)

215 I suggest compulsory military service for every suburban mom with at least one combat tour. Your outlook about the world and your danger scale has a tendency to get adjusted after that.

Posted by: Marcus T at October 15, 2021 07:31 AM (J6dnG)

216 Yeah. Most of my neighbors are pretty good about this. When light is low, most of them wear something high-viz - usually reflective shoes or a shirt with a reflective stripe. It makes a *huge* difference. I can see those guys from much further away than the handful that don't. Improving your visibility improves your safety pretty dramatically.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 15, 2021


***
You're lucky. Most of the denizens of my neighborhood seem to take pride in wearing black -- shirts and trousers, even caps, or hoodies. And when they themselves have dark skin, they are nighttime accidents waiting to happen.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 15, 2021 07:32 AM (/XOcP)

217 This calls for a tranny overthrow of the sport altogether.
Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 15, 2021 07:31 AM (Zz0t1)

Real women play soccer with two balls.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 15, 2021 07:32 AM (6FeV1)

218 Proves the sexist and oppressive nature of soccer. We need a Federal program to counter this.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 15, 2021 07:30 AM


Nah...just ban soccer. Problem solved. Soccer moms and minivan manufacturers hardest hit.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 15, 2021 07:32 AM (m+jkK)

219 Hockey is no better. Some parents are so driven to get their kids to the pros they are willing to sacrifice plan B.

Saw a 12 year old, clear concussion, still confused hours after the injury, and dad is upset I won't clear him to play in a tournament the next day.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 15, 2021 07:33 AM (0ryfU)

220 Nah...just ban soccer. Problem solved. Soccer moms and minivan manufacturers hardest hit.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 15, 2021 07:32 AM (m+jkK)

and the orange slice industry.

Posted by: Quint at October 15, 2021 07:33 AM (CJtAX)

221 I noticed this when I started running in 2000. I would run up on women with earbuds 
--
I don't get it.
You're in an amazing world of sights, smells and sounds--half for wonder, half to kill you-- and you're like, "really gotta hear that song I've heard a hundred times before."

Posted by: Lrrr at October 15, 2021 07:33 AM (jIL4c)

222 Mr. Black just asked me if I'd heard anything yet about Captain Kirk's post-flight adventure. I asked what he meant and he said Shat was "in tears" and relentlessly going on and on about global warming and the destruction of it he saw from his space vantage point. You have got to be kidding me...

Was Shatner already a lefty when it comes to man-caused "climate change" or was this a condition of allowing him to go to space... that he would have to give some kind of sob story about "man destroying the planet"?

Posted by: Tall Cool Gentleman in a Black Suit at October 15, 2021 07:34 AM (Do5/p)

223 About 100% of cheerleading kids have had a concussion.

Somehow we went from "coed teenagers trying to get the audience to rooting loudly for the home team" to "female teenagers trying to look cute" to "mostly female teenage daredevils taking their lives in their hands to throw each other/climb on each other in the air".

Posted by: 18-1 at October 15, 2021 07:34 AM (ESjRY)

224
wrestling moms, they win the hardcore mom thing most of the time

Posted by: will choose a nic later at October 15, 2021 07:34 AM (bTQ72)

225 Second look at pickleball?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 15, 2021 07:34 AM (0ryfU)

226 How much air conditioning is going to be needed to cool those buildings down? So much for carbon neutral living, but they are exempt from that.
_________

The energy for the AC will probably be less than the energy required for all those private jets to ferry all the wealthy jet-setting wedding guests to and from the event.

But hey, billionaire Billy can always fork over a few million to buy some of those convenient "carbon credits" from some poor nation, and it'll all be totes cool!

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at October 15, 2021 07:34 AM (k4dH2)

227 I don't get it.
You're in an amazing world of sights, smells and sounds--half for wonder, half to kill you-- and you're like, "really gotta hear that song I've heard a hundred times before."
Posted by: Lrrr at October 15, 2021 07:33 AM (jIL4c)

Self- imposed solipsism.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 15, 2021 07:35 AM (6FeV1)

228
Real women play soccer with two balls.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 15, 2021 07:32 AM (6FeV1)



Three if you count the soccer ball.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 15, 2021 07:35 AM (Zz0t1)

229 I know when I lived in Texas some parents were holding boys back a year so they would be bigger and stronger for High School Football

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at October 15, 2021 07:35 AM (Kd5Vh)

230 apparently "out of pocket" can also mean talking out of your ass, but Buck's usage has always been my understanding of the phrase.

"The Oxford English Dictionary says out of pocket meaning "out of reach, absent, unavailable" dates back to the US of the early 20th century:
1908 'O. Henry' Buried Treasure in Ainslee's July 69/2 Just now she is out of pocket. And I shall find her as soon as I can."

urban dictionary has other old examples.

Posted by: illiniwek at October 15, 2021 07:36 AM (Cus5s)

231 I'm so sorry for your loss, rhennigantx. Prayers to you and your family. My mom will have been gone for 12 years on Sunday. It's still hard to believe and accept she's gone.
Posted by: Lady in Black at October 15, 2021


***
My condolences to both of you. My mother passed away in Nov. of 1986. I was going through so many other trials at the time that I couldn't really process it. Then, several months later, I had a thought I wanted to share with her, swiveled to the phone . . . and realized I couldn't call her. Only then did it sink in.

I'd like to think she'd be proud of what I've done with myself in the ensuing decades, if she knew.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 15, 2021 07:36 AM (/XOcP)

232 I don't get it.
You're in an amazing world of sights, smells and sounds--half for wonder, half to kill you-- and you're like, "really gotta hear that song I've heard a hundred times before."
Posted by: Lrrr at October 15, 2021 07:33 AM


Yep. Whether I'm in the woods or the city, I have this funny thing about wanting to maintain my SA. These people plugged into earbuds 24/7 confuse me.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 15, 2021 07:36 AM (m+jkK)

233 I know when I lived in Texas some parents were holding boys back a year so they would be bigger and stronger for High School Football

Remember when the little league world champion pitcher was clearly a late teenager?

I guess he identified as younger, though his mustache did not.

Posted by: 18-1 at October 15, 2021 07:36 AM (ESjRY)

234 wow Mom has been gone a week today.
Posted by: rhennigantx My Mom lived her retirement years in Arizona near my sister. We would talk every weekend. I would call one week, and she would call the next. I always wanted to pick up the phone and call her on a Sunday for a couple of months. She almost made it to 96 years on this rock.

Posted by: cicero skip at October 15, 2021 07:36 AM (FIrEF)

235
I was at a club sports meeting for 7th graders and many of the parents were asking about D1 scholarship opportunities


7th graders...

Posted by: will choose a nic later at October 15, 2021 07:36 AM (bTQ72)

236 Community HS cheerleading is half wit coaches trying to get their girls to replicate the thing highly trained athletes and dancers did on that movie.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 15, 2021 07:36 AM (0ryfU)

237 How the fuck can you "see" global warming?

Come on, man.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 15, 2021 07:36 AM (6FeV1)

238 Government does not have that power over those who own their own homes. So that's my first thought when reading about this: it's about control. Just as is pretty much every action being taken by governments lately. Nothing is being done to try to improve the lives of people, it's all about increasing government control over people's lives.
Posted by: Tall Cool Gentleman in a Black Suit at October 15, 2021 07:12 AM (Do5/p)
++++
Control to be sure, but also vengeance. Those uppity peasants rose above their raisin' with their aspiration to - and achievement of - individual ownership of property on which to live. Need to knock those grasping bastards down a peg.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 15, 2021 07:37 AM (DU+/6)

239 - I know when I lived in Texas some parents were holding boys back a year so they would be bigger and stronger for High School Football


BYU football does better because after a 2 year mission those kids are bigger and stronger

Posted by: will choose a nic later at October 15, 2021 07:37 AM (bTQ72)

240 I asked what he meant and he said Shat was "in tears" and relentlessly going on and on about global warming and the destruction of it he saw from his space vantage point. You have got to be kidding me...


He knows he's never actually been to space and literally has NO IDEA what Earth looked like from that vantage point previously, right?

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 15, 2021 07:37 AM (Zz0t1)

241 How the fuck can you "see" global warming?

Maybe they actually flew him to Venus.

Posted by: 18-1 at October 15, 2021 07:37 AM (ESjRY)

242 Tom Elliott
@tomselliott
SUPERCUT!

Media mock
@JoeRogan
for claim they invented about horse pills

https://tinyurl.com/3tcj44zh

Posted by: redridinghood at October 15, 2021 07:38 AM (NpAcC)

243 I'd like to live just long enough to be there when they cut off your head and stick it on a pike as a warning to the next ten generations that some favors come with too high a price. I would gaze up into your lifeless eyes and wave, like this.
*cutesy wave*
Can you and your associates arrange this for me, Mr. Biden?

Posted by: Vir Cotto at October 15, 2021 07:39 AM (zTIBG)

244 Pfft, we all know by now. They will be exempt.

Real power lies not in writing the regulations, but writing the exceptions.

Posted by: McCool at October 15, 2021 07:39 AM (BqBIh)

245 Those uppity peasants rose above their raisin'

Yep. In the world the left wants you'll still have celebs in mega mansions...but the proles will live Soviet Union style in megacities in tiny concrete boxes. Well...once they reduce the number of proles, of course.

Posted by: 18-1 at October 15, 2021 07:39 AM (ESjRY)

246 He knows he's never actually been to space and literally has NO IDEA what Earth looked like from that vantage point previously, right?
Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 15, 2021 07:37 AM (Zz0t1)

Maybe he just saw the Sahara or something?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 15, 2021 07:39 AM (6FeV1)

247 The NAEP ((National Assessment of Educational Progress) for the years 2012-2020 was released and it's dismal. Remember this doesn't even include the pandemic.
For the first time ever reading and mathematics scores for 13 year old fell during that period. The very fundamentals that underlies our education system are abysmal failures. ...
Posted by: Marcus T at October 15, 2021 07:20 AM (J6dnG)
++++
Never in the field of government exercise has so much been taken from so many for so long, and given to so few who produce so little.

Posted by: With apologies to Churchill. at October 15, 2021 07:39 AM (DU+/6)

248 Well Daniel Craig ruined my perception of James Bond

Posted by: Skip's Phone at October 15, 2021 07:39 AM (0+QM0)

249 2. If such a phrase is found, the head of the agency needs to justify why they should be allowed to stay on the job.
Posted by: NR Pax at October 15, 2021 06:50 AM (4olE8

Half of them will point to I 8 18. The rest, to the Preamble.

Defense, State, parts of Commerce and Transportation, the Post Office are specifically called out. Treasury and Justice are "necessary". Tgats about it.

Posted by: Satai Dalen at October 15, 2021 07:40 AM (qyH+l)

250 The supply chain fiasco is going to be the next "crisis" the junta leverages for social change. Think about it; the shortages caused by supply chain issues (fuel, goods, food, etc.) provides a host of new mandates based on shortages. Pretend the lack of semiconductor chips is COVID in reverse. If we can't find chips for our cars, trucks, computers and toasters then those things should be rationed or strictly controlled... until the "crisis" passes (which it never will.)

This is how the Great Reset moves to the next phase.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 15, 2021 07:40 AM (BFigT)

251 I was at a club sports meeting for 7th graders and many of the parents were asking about D1 scholarship opportunities


7th graders...
Posted by: will choose a nic later at October 15, 2021 07:36 AM (bTQ72)



Colleges have been known to start recruiting kids, even signing them to letters of intent, at 8th grade or Freshman levels.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 15, 2021 07:41 AM (Zz0t1)

252 Thanks, Buck.

Tucker Carlson had Jason Whitlock on his show last night.

JW made a great argument against the emasculation of men, which he said is an ongoing effort by the very confused left in America. If you happen to see a clip available someplace, Whitlock is well worth watching.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 15, 2021 06:55 AM (hjVL5)


Whitlock's the man. I remember the first time I heard some harridan use the term "toxic masculinity" and figured I'd better not hold my breath waiting for "estrogen fueled cunts" to be mentioned as a bad thing.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Michael Byrd Murdered Ashli Babbitt at October 15, 2021 07:41 AM (y7DUB)

253 Hockey is no better. Some parents are so driven to get their kids to the pros they are willing to sacrifice plan B.

Saw a 12 year old, clear concussion, still confused hours after the injury, and dad is upset I won't clear him to play in a tournament the next day.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 15, 2021 07:33 AM (0ryfU)

partially, this is due to the pussification of sports. hear me out.

when i was playing youth hockey, checking began at the squirt/peewee level. so we were 10 -ish. you learned very quickly, and were TAUGHT, to keep your head up, and how to hit, and how to TAKE a hit.

now they don't start until 14 or 16 and it's a world of difference. the bodies are bigger, the kids are USED to skating with their heads down, and they never learned HOW to receive a hit. i think it's led to a lot of the problems we see now.

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at October 15, 2021 07:41 AM (8D42x)

254 ... "The Oxford English Dictionary says out of pocket meaning "out of reach, absent, unavailable" dates back to the US of the early 20th century:
1908 'O. Henry' Buried Treasure in Ainslee's July 69/2 Just now she is out of pocket. And I shall find her as soon as I can." ...
Posted by: illiniwek at October 15, 2021 07:36 AM (Cus5s)
++++
I learned this usage when I entered corporate America. It never made sense to me as when I was growing up, it always meant, "to pay for yourself." As in, "I needed a tool to get the job done, but my boss said there's no budget for tools so I ended up getting it out of pocket."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 15, 2021 07:42 AM (DU+/6)

255 For the first time ever reading and mathematics scores for 13 year old fell during that period.

And the spending line keeps going up... its never enough 'for the children'

Posted by: McCool at October 15, 2021 07:42 AM (BqBIh)

256 132 "That 4BR house could easily be a four apartments, and only a racist would oppose this."

That's plenty of space for about 40 immigrants.
Posted by: f'd at October 15, 2021 07:12 AM (Tnijr)

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

My mom is selling her house. She lives in a predominantly Mexican neighborhood. I expect our best offers will come from folks wanting to use it as a multi-family home (the house is quite big, but also in need of many repairs).

Posted by: No One of Consequence at October 15, 2021 07:42 AM (CAJOC)

Posted by: McCool at October 15, 2021 07:42 AM (BqBIh)

258 Bill Clinton in CA hospital with a non-Covid infection. That'd include syphilis wouldn't it??

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at October 15, 2021 07:42 AM (UHVv4)

259
If we can't find chips for our cars, trucks, computers and toasters then those things should be rationed or strictly controlled... until the "crisis" passes (which it never will.)

___________

Soon the Coast Guard will be deployed to stop chip smuggling.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 15, 2021 07:42 AM (/U27+)

260 242 Tom Elliott
@tomselliott
SUPERCUT!

Media mock
@JoeRogan
for claim they invented about horse pills

https://tinyurl.com/3tcj44zh
Posted by: redridinghood at October 15, 2021 07:38 AM (NpAcC)

I hope he is awarded lots and lots of CNN dollars.

Posted by: m at October 15, 2021 07:43 AM (fVJPF)

261 Mr. Black just asked me if I'd heard anything yet about Captain Kirk's post-flight adventure. I asked what he meant and he said Shat was "in tears" and relentlessly going on and on about global warming and the destruction of it he saw from his space vantage point. You have got to be kidding me...

We could start by banning vanity flights to "space".

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at October 15, 2021 07:43 AM (U7wke)

262 Seen on the Twats: Daniel Craig says he goes to gay bars "to avoid the aggressive dick-swinging at hetero bars".
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Lol, f'ing liar, he's going to get blowjobs in the bathroom.

You ain't seen sexually aggressive until you've been around a drunk gay man.
Grabbing a stranger you just met by the crotch is just flirting in their world, not assault

Posted by: Lrrr at October 15, 2021 07:43 AM (jIL4c)

263 Colleges have been known to start recruiting kids, even signing them to letters of intent, at 8th grade or Freshman levels.
Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 15, 2021 07:41 AM (Zz0t1)

"Look, whitey, why don't you just take a look at these D-III school brochures while we focus on the Real Athletes, m'kay?"

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 15, 2021 07:43 AM (6FeV1)

264 MFM now admitting CA pipeline leak only about a fifth as much as predicted.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at October 15, 2021 07:43 AM (UHVv4)

265 254 ... "The Oxford English Dictionary says out of pocket meaning "out of reach, absent, unavailable" dates back to the US of the early 20th century:
1908 'O. Henry' Buried Treasure in Ainslee's July 69/2 Just now she is out of pocket. And I shall find her as soon as I can." ...
Posted by: illiniwek at October 15, 2021 07:36 AM (Cus5s)
++++
I learned this usage when I entered corporate America. It never made sense to me as when I was growing up, it always meant, "to pay for yourself." As in, "I needed a tool to get the job done, but my boss said there's no budget for tools so I ended up getting it out of pocket."
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 15, 2021 07:42 AM (DU+/6)

That really begs the question as to whether a second meaning emerged at some point.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at October 15, 2021 07:43 AM (z5Vrg)

266 Good morning!

Let's smile & be happy & strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at October 15, 2021 07:43 AM (u82oZ)

267
Was Shatner already a lefty when it comes to man-caused "climate change" or was this a condition of allowing him to go to space... that he would have to give some kind of sob story about "man destroying the planet"?
___________

I read some of Shatner's comments yesterday, but didn't see anything like that. He was tearful after the flight, saying that it had been beautiful to see the earth from space, and he said it was very moving and he hoped he'd never forget the experience.

One article said:

Shatner noted that after seeing Earth from a distance, he was struck by its "vulnerability" and briefly touched on the notion of keeping our air and atmosphere clean. "But that's a whole other conversation."

I don't think wanting to keep the planet and air clean necessarily means that he buys into the whole "global warming" scam. Almost everybody wants to keep pollution under control, and none of us wants to destroy or harm the earth.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at October 15, 2021 07:43 AM (k4dH2)

268
Bill Clinton in CA hospital with a non-Covid infection. That'd include syphilis wouldn't it??
Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at October 15, 2021 07:42 AM (UHVv4)

_________

Syphilis? How commonplace. Bill only has novel, exotic STDs.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 15, 2021 07:43 AM (/U27+)

269 Posted by: McCool at October 15, 2021 07:42 AM

How you doin'?

Posted by: The Barrel at October 15, 2021 07:44 AM (m+jkK)

270 SUPERCUT!

Media mock
@JoeRogan
for claim they invented about horse pills

https://tinyurl.com/3tcj44zh
Posted by: redridinghood at October 15, 2021 07:38 AM (NpAcC)



SUE, Joe Rogan. SUE LIKE THE WIND!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 15, 2021 07:44 AM (Zz0t1)

271 I'm so sorry for your loss, rhennigantx. Prayers to you and your family. My mom will have been gone for 12 years on Sunday. It's still hard to believe and accept she's gone.
Posted by: Lady in Black at October 15, 2021

***
My condolences to both of you. My mother passed away in Nov. of 1986. I was going through so many other trials at the time that I couldn't really process it. Then, several months later, I had a thought I wanted to share with her, swiveled to the phone . . . and realized I couldn't call her. Only then did it sink in.

I'd like to think she'd be proud of what I've done with myself in the ensuing decades, if she knew.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 15, 2021 07:36 AM (/XOcP)

in my opinion, she does. These losses really hurt. To all, you are not alone. Even if you are alone you are not alone. My condolences and that is not just a line. I lost my parents 7 years ago and never a day goes by that I don't think about them.

Posted by: Quint at October 15, 2021 07:44 AM (CJtAX)

272 And the spending line keeps going up... its never enough 'for the children'.
It's never for the children, it's always for the unions & teachers pockets.

Posted by: cicero skip at October 15, 2021 07:45 AM (FIrEF)

273 For the first time ever reading and mathematics scores for 13 year old fell during that period. The very fundamentals that underlies our education system are abysmal failures. ...


That is because they are so woefully underfunded. They need another $100 billion to meet our kids basic needs!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 15, 2021 07:45 AM (0ryfU)

274 Thanks for filling in Buck but I disagree with one point. You say "He puts out the best aggregation of links in the conservative blogosphere." I say he puts out the best aggregation of links in the entire blogosphere.

I've hit the tip jar multiple times just for the work JJ puts in keeping us up-to-date alone. And the birfdays... oh my. LOL

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - Not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at October 15, 2021 07:45 AM (czVNr)

275 That'd include syphilis wouldn't it??

It started with a simple kiss.
Who knew that tween had syphilis?
I wish I still had my buddy Epstein
Now all I see is a diseased peen

Posted by: Bill Clinton at October 15, 2021 07:45 AM (ESjRY)

276 Second look at pickleball?
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 15, 2021 07:34 AM (0ryfU)

Hahaha...Pickle Ball is all the rage now with all the courts in a nearby town filled up daily with bored old farts out whacking it. They take that shit seriously. All dressed up with their elbow and knee pads and little lime colored balls.

More coffee.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at October 15, 2021 07:45 AM (y7KuV)

277 No school today, but even more chores.

Have a great day, everyone. May you confound a cultist today.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at October 15, 2021 07:46 AM (u82oZ)

278 Whitlock's the man. I remember the first time I heard some harridan use the term "toxic masculinity" and figured I'd better not hold my breath waiting for "estrogen fueled cunts" to be mentioned as a bad thing.
Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Michael Byrd Murdered Ashli Babbitt at October 15, 2021 07:41 AM (y7DUB)

i saw estrogen fueled cunts open for GWAR at the cow palace in 96...

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at October 15, 2021 07:46 AM (8D42x)

279 Syphilis? How commonplace. Bill only has novel, exotic STDs.
Bangcock drippy drip!

Posted by: cicero skip at October 15, 2021 07:46 AM (FIrEF)

280 Shatner's known for clashing with the woke folks on twitter. I don't think he's a lefty

Posted by: Button Pushing Monkey at October 15, 2021 07:46 AM (EcHpA)

281 If we can't find chips for our cars, trucks, computers and toasters then those things should be rationed or strictly controlled... until the "crisis" passes (which it never will.)


We can always build them without chips. Like we did for 70 fucking years.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 15, 2021 07:47 AM (OCTRt)

282 I learned this usage when I entered corporate America. It never made sense to me as when I was growing up, it always meant, "to pay for yourself." As in, "I needed a tool to get the job done, but my boss said there's no budget for tools so I ended up getting it out of pocket."
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 15, 2021 07:42 AM (DU+/6)


Same. Not on expense/per diem, you pay out of pocket. Describing someone who is absent as 'out of pocket' doesn't make any damn sense to me, and things that are illogical and confusing make me want to do things like announce to nobody in particular "I AM IN POCKET NOW" when I walk into the office to force people to confront how weird it sounds until they agree with me and my opinions.

Posted by: hogmartin at October 15, 2021 07:47 AM (P4LRL)

283 You ain't seen sexually aggressive until you've been around a drunk gay man.
Grabbing a stranger you just met by the crotch is just flirting in their world, not assault
___________

'Zactly! Like Ima tell the jury in my trial, it's just the way things are done!

Posted by: Don LeMon at October 15, 2021 07:47 AM (k4dH2)

284 For the record Sean Connery got a lot of action in bars too.

But...uh...from women. I'm pretty sure it was just him doing some method acting.

Posted by: 18-1 at October 15, 2021 07:47 AM (ESjRY)

285 Syphilis? How commonplace. Bill only has novel, exotic STDs.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 15, 2021 07:43 AM (/U27+)


They may as well create a Superfund site out of whatever room Slick occupies.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Michael Byrd Murdered Ashli Babbitt at October 15, 2021 07:47 AM (y7DUB)

286 Only this "president", in this particular timeline, could be so catastrophically diseased in the brain as to prioritize fucking CHRISTMAS PRESENTS as a national issue.
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Fits perfectly in the "bread and circus" phase of the republic we're in though

Posted by: Lrrr at October 15, 2021 07:47 AM (jIL4c)

287 Anthony Fauci used to hang out in gay bars too...

research of course....

Posted by: McCool at October 15, 2021 07:48 AM (BqBIh)

288 Both out of pocket meanings make sense. That begs the question, bird in the hand or two in the bush?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 15, 2021 07:48 AM (0ryfU)

289 Fits perfectly in the "bread and circus" phase of the republic we're in though

The Romans had manly gladiators literally fighting to the death.

If I turn on my tv it is all gay cowboys eating pudding.

Posted by: 18-1 at October 15, 2021 07:48 AM (ESjRY)

290 The 3/4 of Earth surface under water has him believing the polar caps are melting

Posted by: Skip's Phone at October 15, 2021 07:48 AM (0+QM0)

291 The supply chain fiasco is going to be the next "crisis" the junta leverages for social change. Think about it; the shortages caused by supply chain issues (fuel, goods, food, etc.) provides a host of new mandates based on shortages. Pretend the lack of semiconductor chips is COVID in reverse. If we can't find chips for our cars, trucks, computers and toasters then those things should be rationed or strictly controlled... until the "crisis" passes (which it never will.)

This is how the Great Reset moves to the next phase.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 15, 2021 07:40 AM


Psst....they were already doing that yesterday. biden threatened businesses that they had better un fvck this mess or the Fed will take over.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 15, 2021 07:48 AM (JUOKG)

292
Same. Not on expense/per diem, you pay out of pocket. Describing someone who is absent as 'out of pocket' doesn't make any damn sense to me, and things that are illogical and confusing make me want to do things like announce to nobody in particular "I AM IN POCKET NOW" when I walk into the office to force people to confront how weird it sounds until they agree with me and my opinions.
Posted by: hogmartin at October 15, 2021 07:47 AM (P4LRL)



Doesn't everybody have a sign on their office door that says "In Pocket" / "Out of Pocket" like the "Clean/Dirty" sign on the dishwasher?

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 15, 2021 07:49 AM (Zz0t1)

293 That begs the question
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 15, 2021 07:48 AM (0ryfU)


I assure you it does not.

Posted by: hogmartin at October 15, 2021 07:49 AM (P4LRL)

294 Psst....they were already doing that yesterday. biden threatened businesses that they had better un fvck this mess or the Fed will take over.

And Republican actually respond to this with, uh reason?

Posted by: 18-1 at October 15, 2021 07:49 AM (ESjRY)

295 No cheeps...fries.

Posted by: Steve Martin at October 15, 2021 07:49 AM (jYQlA)

296 Both out of pocket meanings make sense. That begs the question, bird in the hand or two in the bush?
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 15, 2021 07:48 AM (0ryfU)



He who laughs last, is worth 2 in the bush.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 15, 2021 07:49 AM (Zz0t1)

297 Pickle Ball is all the rage now with all the courts in a nearby town filled up daily with bored old farts out whacking it.


Phrasing?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 15, 2021 07:49 AM (0ryfU)

298 You ain't seen sexually aggressive until you've been around a drunk gay man.
Grabbing a stranger you just met by the crotch is just flirting in their world, not assault
Posted by: Lrrr at October 15, 2021 07:43 AM


Not sure I actually want to see that, thanks.

*edges politely away*

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 15, 2021 07:50 AM (m+jkK)

299 That really begs the question as to whether a second meaning emerged at some point.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at October 15, 2021 07:43 AM (z5Vrg)
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And people use "begs the question" when they mean "raises the question". Question-begging is a logical fallacy with a whole other meaning.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at October 15, 2021 07:50 AM (zTIBG)

300 Buck makes a great point about otherwise careful people daring traffic to knock them silly. I see it with the college kids in my town, earbuds in, distracted, and launching themselves into crossing the street without even looking to see if a car is there.

Weird.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 15, 2021 06:46 AM (hjVL5)

I equate this with the mentality discussed the other day about people who think meat just magically appears in grocery stores. People on the street think just because they are a pedestrian, everyone else is responsible for their safety. One of the lessons I've never forgotten from my dad when I learned to drive is the concept of defensive driving: Drive as if everyone else on the road is a moron and be prepared for idiocy.

Posted by: Mainah at October 15, 2021 07:50 AM (B+qrE)

301 "...we can no longer even harvest our food if China and Taiwan can't provided semiconductors..."

Somewhere the Amish are laughing uncontrollably.

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - Not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at October 15, 2021 07:50 AM (czVNr)

302 Doesn't everybody have a sign on their office door that says "In Pocket" / "Out of Pocket" like the "Clean/Dirty" sign on the dishwasher?
Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 15, 2021 07:49 AM (Zz0t1)


Force everyone to wear a Snuggie™ while in the office. Call it the pocket.

Posted by: hogmartin at October 15, 2021 07:50 AM (P4LRL)

303 Heh. I'm going to use that "In Pocket" line the next time an opportunity presents itself.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at October 15, 2021 07:50 AM (dfRN6)

304 Surprised Schumer is moving on the Voting Bill this early - even in this crazy world no way that passes Constitutional muster and states like Texas have plenty of time before next November.

Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at October 15, 2021 07:50 AM (QZ/dC)

305 294 Psst....they were already doing that yesterday. biden threatened businesses that they had better un fvck this mess or the Fed will take over.

And Republican actually respond to this with, uh reason?
Posted by: 18-1 at October 15, 2021 07:49 AM (ESjRY)

========

With letting corporate America have what it wanted in Biden?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 15, 2021 07:50 AM (LvTSG)

306 "That is because they are so woefully underfunded. They need another $100 billion to meet our kids basic needs!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 15, 2021 07:45 AM (0ryfU) "

Also known as "The Big Lie".

Realize that a big portion of that money went to "administration". It also found its way back into the Democrat Party. It's not about the money. There is plenty of that. It is about the incompetent partisans posing as "teachers" who can't teach anything worthwhile. They are apologists, taskmasters and propagandists for the Left, and people's children are their targets.

Posted by: Marcus T at October 15, 2021 07:50 AM (VpIIl)

307 Boeing pilot involved in 737 Max testing indicted on charges of deceiving safety regulators.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at October 15, 2021 07:51 AM (UHVv4)

308 Same. Not on expense/per diem, you pay out of pocket. Describing someone who is absent as 'out of pocket' doesn't make any damn sense to me, and things that are illogical and confusing make me want to do things like announce to nobody in particular "I AM IN POCKET NOW" when I walk into the office to force people to confront how weird it sounds until they agree with me and my opinions.
Posted by: hogmartin at October 15, 2021 07:47 AM (P4LRL)
++++
Heh. Better than using "office" as a verb. As in "I am on the road this week to visit a customer, so will be officing from the hotel when I'm not on site."

I wanted to scream every time I heard it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 15, 2021 07:51 AM (DU+/6)

309 These are the same people who will not let non-organic food touch their children's lips, and who wouldn't drive one block in their car without their children strapped into their car seats.

-----

The wine moms and whine Karens who would have a pregnant stranger arrested for having a drink of alcohol or smoking ... are the very same idiots who would mandate against-her-will that that pregnant woman be forced to be jabbed (multiple times even) with experimental vaccines that have no long-term history of clinical trials/results and known (but hidden by government and media) adverse side effects -- for a virus no more dangerous to young, healthy individuals than the seasonal flu.

Posted by: ShainS -- State-Stamped Sluggish Schizophrenic at October 15, 2021 07:51 AM (mZ3xv)

310 "...broadly enjoy them..."

[eyeroll]

When the Congressional black caucus, black-only dorms and graduations, NAACP, and all the other black segregationists stop doin' their thang, then and only then, NYT, will I listen to you.

As far as "climate change," I agree with you, NYT tweet writer. The growing seasons on my piece of land have been two weeks shorter on each end for three years. This year, it is three weeks shorter. Each end. I could use a bit of that warmening.

Posted by: Flyover at October 15, 2021 07:51 AM (Rbu5d)

311 He who laughs last, is worth 2 in the bush.
Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 15, 2021 07:49 AM (Zz0t1)
++++
He who laughs last, has the last laugh.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 15, 2021 07:52 AM (DU+/6)

312 308 Heh. Better than using "office" as a verb. As in "I am on the road this week to visit a customer, so will be officing from the hotel when I'm not on site."

I wanted to scream every time I heard it.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 15, 2021 07:51 AM (DU+/6)

=========

I'm gonna go couch for a bit, then I'll sandwich while I chair.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 15, 2021 07:52 AM (LvTSG)

313 Shatner noted that after seeing Earth from a distance, he was struck by its "vulnerability" and briefly touched on the notion of keeping our air and atmosphere clean. "But that's a whole other conversation."

I don't think wanting to keep the planet and air clean necessarily means that he buys into the whole "global warming" scam. Almost everybody wants to keep pollution under control, and none of us wants to destroy or harm the earth.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at October 15, 2021 07:43 AM

It would be great if some journalist followed up with him on what he meant and he replied by talking about how clear the air looked over North America and how dirty it is over China. And that we should focus our clean air policies there. Heh.

Posted by: Tall Cool Gentleman in a Black Suit at October 15, 2021 07:52 AM (Do5/p)

314 Somewhere the Amish are laughing uncontrollably.

I've seen some of their comments on COVID. Pretty sure they are way beyond laughing at us.

Second look at converting?

Posted by: 18-1 at October 15, 2021 07:52 AM (ESjRY)

315 And people use "begs the question" when they mean "raises the question". Question-begging is a logical fallacy with a whole other meaning.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at October 15, 2021 07:50 AM


Major linguistic pet peeve, up there with using "ironic" to mean "coincidental".

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 15, 2021 07:52 AM (m+jkK)

316 Second look at pickleball?
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 15, 2021 07:34 AM (0ryfU)

Hahaha...Pickle Ball is all the rage now with all the courts in a nearby town filled up daily with bored old farts out whacking it. They take that shit seriously. All dressed up with their elbow and knee pads and little lime colored balls.

More coffee.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at October 15, 2021 07:45 AM (y7KuV)

and bocce ball. The old guys in France and Italy love it. I am not sure if they have pro leagues. As far as I know, you just throw a shot put at sand.

Posted by: Quint at October 15, 2021 07:52 AM (CJtAX)

317 @242 Tom Elliott
==============

I take back everything I ever thought about Boston lefty wienies. Tom Elliott points to a great candidate for Congress running from the 4th District, which starts in Newton and runs south all the way to the Fall River are. This is my kind of candidate tag line!

"Want to tell Fauci to fuck off? Vote for Emily Burns"

https://tinyurl.com/fx6rdh2j

Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 15, 2021 07:52 AM (hjVL5)

318 I'm gonna go couch for a bit, then I'll sandwich while I chair.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 15, 2021 07:52 AM (LvTSG)
++++
I hate you.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 15, 2021 07:52 AM (DU+/6)

319 There was a blurb at Insty...Student has passed 4 classes in 3 years, GPA of 0.13 puts student midway in class ranking. Of course it was a blue city.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at October 15, 2021 07:52 AM (Kd5Vh)

320

He who laughs last, is worth 2 in the bush.
Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 15, 2021 07:49 AM (Zz0t1)



I screwed that up....

It's "he who laughs last, is just a hand in the bush."

https://youtu.be/CprfjfN5PRs

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 15, 2021 07:52 AM (Zz0t1)

321 We can always build them without chips. Like we did for 70 fucking years.

I watched a mechanic on youtube diagnose an ac problem. Hooks up his code reader to the car, gets a low coolant temp reading. Explains that the computer needs to see proper engine temperature for the climate control to work properly. Changes the thermostat and the ac works properly.

Posted by: cicero skip at October 15, 2021 07:52 AM (FIrEF)

322 290 The 3/4 of Earth surface under water has him believing the polar caps are melting
Posted by: Skip's Phone at October 15, 2021 07:48 AM (0+QM0)

If California would just tip into the sea, it would help a lot.

Posted by: m at October 15, 2021 07:53 AM (fVJPF)

323 Thanks everyone

Mom and I knew that when she started Ibrance (breast cancer chemo) in March she had about 6 to 9 months. I spent more time with here the last 2 years than I have in the last 15.

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 15, 2021 07:53 AM (yrol0)

324 Shatner's known for clashing with the woke folks on twitter. I don't think he's a lefty
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Seconded.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at October 15, 2021 07:53 AM (UHVv4)

325 he said Shat was "in tears" and relentlessly going on and on about global warming and the destruction of it he saw from his space vantage point.

*

I'll take "8 billion of us didn't take vanity flights into the upper atmosphere" for $1000, Alex.

Oh, it's the Daily Double!

Posted by: Moron Robbie - local SC doctor of 40 years calls in to radio show about ivermectin at October 15, 2021 07:53 AM (Q/dD7)

326 Second look at converting?
Posted by: 18-1 at October 15, 2021 07:52 AM (ESjRY)

I like hot showers.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 15, 2021 07:54 AM (0ryfU)

327 And then there's the whole subject of begging pardon.

Posted by: Grammar nerd at October 15, 2021 07:54 AM (jYQlA)

328 Second look at converting?
Posted by: 18-1 at October 15, 2021 07:52 AM (ESjRY)

Looking for a rolling office chair for the kitchen?

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 15, 2021 07:54 AM (yrol0)

329 And B. Th., thanks for the great MR!

Posted by: Flyover at October 15, 2021 07:54 AM (Rbu5d)

330 318 I'm gonna go couch for a bit, then I'll sandwich while I chair.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 15, 2021 07:52 AM (LvTSG)
++++
I hate you.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 15, 2021 07:52 AM (DU+/6)

Future generations will believe we communicated with a combination of unintelligible gibberish, clicks, and captioned pictures.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at October 15, 2021 07:54 AM (z5Vrg)

331 The wine moms and whine Karens who would have a pregnant stranger arrested for having a drink of alcohol or smoking

I remember looking into the science of that a while back. And the science says *moderate* drinking likely has no effect but we can't say that because someone will presume that doesn't mean a couple of drinks a week, but a couple of drinks with each meal.

Of course abortion is fully legal. Which...makes no sense.

Posted by: 18-1 at October 15, 2021 07:54 AM (ESjRY)

332 You ain't seen sexually aggressive until you've been around a drunk gay man.
Grabbing a stranger you just met by the crotch is just flirting in their world, not assault
Posted by: Lrrr at October 15, 2021 07:43 AM (jIL4c)

Yup....had a friend "D-Ray" who was well endowed and proud of it, whipping it out at parties for the ladies and generally being an asshole. Until Bobby and Karl showed up one night at the local watering hole. Bobby and Karl found out about D-Ray and pestered the man, especially when he went to take a leak. Bobby and Karl had to have it. Fisticuffs ensued.

More coffee.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at October 15, 2021 07:54 AM (y7KuV)

333 318 I'm gonna go couch for a bit, then I'll sandwich while I chair.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 15, 2021 07:52 AM (LvTSG)
++++
I hate you.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 15, 2021 07:52 AM (DU+/6)

=========

We already knew that.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 15, 2021 07:54 AM (LvTSG)

334 Seen on the Twats: Daniel Craig says he goes to gay bars "to avoid the aggressive dick-swinging at hetero bars".
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He goes for the aggressive dicksucking.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at October 15, 2021 07:54 AM (IytoW)

335 People on the street think just because they are a pedestrian, everyone else is responsible for their safety. . . .
Posted by: Mainah at October 15, 2021


***
Yesterday afternoon on my commute home, I turned down a residential street and slowed to 25, as always. Ahead of me a runner, a young guy in a white baseball cap, goes trotting across the street right into my path, without even looking over his shoulder. If I'd been going faster, or fiddling with my phone and not watching, I could have hit him.

We *are* supposed to watch out for bicycle nuts and pedestrians . . . but they are also supposed to watch out for cars.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 15, 2021 07:55 AM (/XOcP)

336 260
Media mock
@JoeRogan
for claim they invented about horse pills

Posted by: redridinghood at October 15, 2021 07:38 AM (NpAcC)

I hope he is awarded lots and lots of CNN dollars.
Posted by: m at October 15, 2021 07:43 AM (fVJPF)

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

I mentioned on a thread yesterday - Rogan's doctor should sue CNN as well. Suggesting that Rogan was taking horse medicine is accusing his doctor of malpractice.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at October 15, 2021 07:55 AM (CAJOC)

337 ATTN: NJ MORONS-

The church I serve had a program last night on the bill euphemistically titled "reproductive freedom" SB3030A48848. What it actually means is the right to abortion to the 9th month. The bill will allow anyone from anywhere else to come to NJ for an abortion, and our taxes will pay for it. NJ will already become more of a haven for sex traffickers who bring underage and older women here, film them being raped by numerous men a night and then sell the films online. Men pay extra if they don't have to wear a condom, and if they women get pregnant-no questions asked, It will also invalidate the 1974 conscience clause which protected the right of health care workers not to assist at an abortion,

More details here, the names of the sponsors of the Bill and what you can do to help defeat it:

https://njrtl.org/legislation/

Website for NJ Right To Life


Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 15, 2021 07:55 AM (ueGNX)

338 The 3/4 of Earth surface under water has him believing the polar caps are melting
Posted by: Skip's Phone at October 15, 2021 07:48 AM (0+QM0)
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There's not enough ice, especially because the northern ice doesn't count. Most of the arctic ice is floating, and "ice floating in water" has the same volume as "water remaining when ice melts." Seawater is saline and that changes things a bit, but not much. I'd be much more worried about wild dilution and changes in salinity than I would be about sea level rise if the northern ice all melted.

Antarctica is another story, though, of course.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 15, 2021 07:55 AM (DU+/6)

339 If California would just tip into the sea, it would help a lot.
Posted by: m at October 15, 2021 07:53 AM (fVJPF)

California tumbles into the sea
That'll be the day I go
Back to Annandale

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 15, 2021 07:55 AM (yrol0)

340 Heh. Better than using "office" as a verb. As in "I am on the road this week to visit a customer, so will be officing from the hotel when I'm not on site."

I wanted to scream every time I heard it.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 15, 2021 07:51 AM


When I visited one of my old HS teachers, he advised the class "this is RMBS...he goes to a real school...ask him good questions". Chirpy young lady pipes up with "Do you dorm?" I paused a beat and replied, "No...actually I barrack." She looked very confused.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 15, 2021 07:55 AM (m+jkK)

341 294 Psst....they were already doing that yesterday. biden threatened businesses that they had better un fvck this mess or the Fed will take over.
____________

As usual, Biden's puppeteers are clueless.

It's not businesses that caused this mess. It's Dim politicians in California who passed stupid "green" laws that caused this mess. The impossibly stupid emissions requirements for trucks in CA, for example. There aren't enough compliant trucks to pick up and transport all the stuff sitting in containers at the port, so it stays there and gets backed up.

But it's funny that they think the feds taking over will somehow make things better. The current feds are like stupid Dim CA politicians on "woke" steroids.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at October 15, 2021 07:55 AM (k4dH2)

342 319 There was a blurb at Insty...Student has passed 4 classes in 3 years, GPA of 0.13 puts student midway in class ranking. Of course it was a blue city.
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at October 15, 2021 07:52 AM (Kd5Vh)

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It's the Prussians keeping the kid from succeeding in life.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 15, 2021 07:55 AM (LvTSG)

343 Shatner's known for clashing with the woke folks on twitter. I don't think he's a lefty

Posted by: Button Pushing Monkey at October 15, 2021 07:46 AM

I didn't think he was either, but I also don't follow celebrities all that much. Thought maybe he was conservative-leaning, but on this particular issue leaned left. Good to know I was incorrect on that.

Posted by: Tall Cool Gentleman in a Black Suit at October 15, 2021 07:55 AM (Do5/p)

344 Boeing pilot involved in 737 Max testing indicted on charges of deceiving safety regulators.
Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at October 15, 2021 07:51 AM (UHVv4)



I know a guy that flew the Max. Says they're all full of shit. The plane is fine. You just need to have your head OUTSIDE of your ass while you pilot it.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 15, 2021 07:55 AM (Zz0t1)

345 330 Future generations will believe we communicated with a combination of unintelligible gibberish, clicks, and captioned pictures.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at October 15, 2021 07:54 AM (z5Vrg)

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And they'll be right!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 15, 2021 07:55 AM (LvTSG)

346 Good morning my pretties.

I got a little jump on Thanksgiving fare at Kroger just in case things really go to pot* in the next month. Frozen turkey bosom and canned goods. Not a fan of canned veggies but a hobo feast is still a feast.


*no offense meant, SFGoth

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Live! from the Dungeon of Discord at October 15, 2021 07:56 AM (Dc2NZ)

347 Future generations will believe we communicated with a combination of unintelligible gibberish, clicks, and captioned pictures.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at October 15, 2021 07:54 AM (z5Vrg)
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They might not be wrong.

I think I see the problem with new clarity now.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 15, 2021 07:56 AM (DU+/6)

348 Good morning everyone.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 15, 2021 07:57 AM (mD/uy)

349 Drive as if everyone else on the road is a moron and be prepared for idiocy.
Posted by: Mainah at October 15, 2021 07:50 AM (B+qrE)

Oh yeah. My parents instilled in me right off the bat, "every car that comes in sight, imagine the stupidest thing they could possibly do.... and be ready for it. "

I've avoided countless accidents just by honing that extra sense of when some jackass is about to jackass.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 15, 2021 07:57 AM (6FeV1)

350 "As in, "I needed a tool to get the job done, but my boss said there's no budget for tools so I ended up getting it out of pocket."

yes, that (or "paying out of pocket") is another common usage in regards to finance, distinct from saying a person is out of pocket. ... out of pocket, not available, whether funds or (later?) the person that is needed?

Doesn't really make sense for a person to be in or out of a pocket, so the derivation would be interesting.

Posted by: illiniwek at October 15, 2021 07:57 AM (Cus5s)

351 23 Is JJ moving out of NY or juat taking a vacay?
Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser at October 15, 2021 06:41 AM (YZG/i)

Vacay. He's out for a week. He warned us yesterday.
Posted by: I used to have a different nic at October 15, 2021 06:46 AM (EjmvJ)

Woh. Vaca AND dental!
COBs got it made.

Posted by: Flyover at October 15, 2021 07:57 AM (Rbu5d)

352 Yeah, I'm all shook up about Bill Clinton's health.

Posted by: Puddin Head at October 15, 2021 07:57 AM (ifUkZ)

353 Same. Not on expense/per diem, you pay out of pocket. Describing someone who is absent as 'out of pocket' doesn't make any damn sense to me, and things that are illogical and confusing make me want to do things like announce to nobody in particular "I AM IN POCKET NOW" when I walk into the office to force people to confront how weird it sounds until they agree with me and my opinions.

Posted by: hogmartin at October 15, 2021 07:47 AM

I got one hand in pocket and the other one's hailing a taxi cab.

Posted by: Alanis Morissette at October 15, 2021 07:57 AM (Do5/p)

354
Vacay. He's out for a week. He warned us yesterday.
Posted by: I used to have a different nic at October 15, 2021 06:46 AM (EjmvJ)


I believe he said he's scoping out future residences in the Wisconsin area when he's finally able to leave the shithole that is NYC.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 15, 2021 07:58 AM (Zz0t1)

355 I know a guy that flew the Max. Says they're all full of shit. The plane is fine. You just need to have your head OUTSIDE of your ass while you pilot it.


The problem is that if you are going to have an automatic flight control system that can exert more control authority than the pilot, you should probably make it a point to tell the pilots. They downplayed the changes so they could skirt the certification and training requirements.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 15, 2021 07:58 AM (0ryfU)

356 We *are* supposed to watch out for bicycle nuts and pedestrians . . . but they are also supposed to watch out for cars.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 15, 2021 07:55 AM (/XOcP)

Oh, I know, I didn't mean to imply motorists aren't supposed to look out for pedestrians, just the fact that some pedestrians don't even consider that they should also be as aware.

Posted by: Mainah at October 15, 2021 07:59 AM (B+qrE)

357 Had a woman in my circle of friends that kept trying to get us to go to gay bars "because they have better music".

Last I heard of her she got tired of one night stands with guys and married a woman that looked like a guy. Oh and I'm pretty sure she still drinks more alcohol in the average week then water.

Posted by: 18-1 at October 15, 2021 07:59 AM (ESjRY)

358 "Want to tell Fauci to fuck off? Vote for Emily Burns"

https://tinyurl.com/fx6rdh2j
Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 15, 2021 07:52 AM (hjVL5)


Wisely she doesn't make a big deal about what party she belongs to. It's called earning a vote and she understands that.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Michael Byrd Murdered Ashli Babbitt at October 15, 2021 07:59 AM (y7DUB)

359 "research of course...."

Assistant: Doctor, we believe this man is gay.

Dr Fauci: Yup...his penis tastes like fecal matter.

Assistant: Only four more cases to research today, Doctor.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at October 15, 2021 07:59 AM (3D/fK)

360 Yeah, I'm all shook up about Bill Clinton's health.

Posted by: Puddin Head at October 15, 2021 07:57 AM

Me too.

Mm mm oh, oh, yeah, yeah!

Posted by: Elvis Presley at October 15, 2021 07:59 AM (Do5/p)

361 Grew up in the South, knew out of pocket as absent

Also as paying for it yourself depending on the context.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - local SC doctor of 40 years calls in to radio show about ivermectin at October 15, 2021 07:59 AM (Q/dD7)

362
I got one hand in pocket and the other one's hailing a taxi cab.
Posted by: Alanis Morissette at October 15, 2021 07:57 AM (Do5/p)



I got a little change in my pocket and it's going 'jingalingaling.'

Posted by: The Georgia Satellite at October 15, 2021 07:59 AM (Zz0t1)

363 and things that are illogical and confusing make me want to do things like announce to nobody in particular "I AM IN POCKET NOW" when I walk into the office to force people to confront how weird it sounds until they agree with me and my opinions.

Posted by: hogmartin

"I'm in pocket now! What was the ask? I was multi-tasking."


Posted by: Tonypete at October 15, 2021 07:59 AM (mD/uy)

364 Something in your pocket is in your grasp, in your control. If it is out of pocket, it is out of grasp. Both make sense to me.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 15, 2021 07:59 AM (0ryfU)

365 352 Yeah, I'm all shook up about Bill Clinton's health.
Posted by: Puddin Head at October 15, 2021 07:57 AM (ifUkZ)

His funeral will be a mongolian cluster fuck

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 15, 2021 08:00 AM (yrol0)

366 They might not be wrong.

I think I see the problem with new clarity now.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 15, 2021 07:56 AM (DU+/6)
--
The Newspeak dictionary, 13th edition, consists of a series of emojis and pictographs in a loose order.

Posted by: Revenant at October 15, 2021 08:00 AM (ydlAE)

367 319 There was a blurb at Insty...Student has passed 4 classes in 3 years, GPA of 0.13 puts student midway in class ranking. Of course it was a blue city.
____________

I saw that story. I think the kid was in Baltimore.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at October 15, 2021 08:00 AM (k4dH2)

368 Cher sues Sonny's widow over Sonny & Cher song royalties incl. "I've Got You, Babe".

BTW, despite Cher being the one who went onto the more prominent role in front of the cameras, Sonny was paying Cher alimony. [Probably learned that at Steyn's.]

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at October 15, 2021 08:00 AM (UHVv4)

369
The problem is that if you are going to have an automatic flight control system that can exert more control authority than the pilot, you should probably make it a point to tell the pilots. They downplayed the changes so they could skirt the certification and training requirements.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 15, 2021 07:58 AM (0ryfU)



They made the disable function harder than the fucking finishing move in Mortal Combat on the Sega Genesis.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 15, 2021 08:01 AM (Zz0t1)

370 Wisely she doesn't make a big deal about what party she belongs to. It's called earning a vote and she understands that.

A large percentage of people I know from the northeast won't vote for someone with an R by their name, whatever their politics.

I wonder if it would be smarter for people in the northeast to drop the GOP and just take over the libertarian party.

Posted by: 18-1 at October 15, 2021 08:01 AM (ESjRY)

371 There was a blurb at Insty...Student has passed 4 classes in 3 years, GPA of 0.13 puts student midway in class ranking. Of course it was a blue city.
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at October 15, 2021 07:52 AM (Kd5Vh)
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"Congratulations, Mr. Dorfman, you're at the top of the Delta freshman class."

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at October 15, 2021 08:01 AM (zTIBG)

372 And then there's pocket pool.

Posted by: m at October 15, 2021 08:01 AM (fVJPF)

373 Future generations will believe we communicated with a combination of unintelligible gibberish, clicks, and captioned pictures.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at October 15, 2021 07:54 AM (z5Vrg)

Totes!

Future generations: Why was someone suddenly distracted by a hand bag? It makes no sense in this conversation I'm reading.

Posted by: Mainah at October 15, 2021 08:01 AM (B+qrE)

374 And what it all comes down to
Is that everything's gonna be quite alright
'Cause I've got one hand in my pocket
And the other one is flicking a cigarette

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 15, 2021 08:01 AM (yrol0)

375 APPROVED!! Religious exemption approved:

"Dear Wolfus,

"We have reviewed and approved your request to be exempt from the COVID-19 vaccine. Please continue to adhere to the COVID-19 testing requirements set forth by [my employer's Health Office].

"Your direct supervisor will be notified of the decision so that you are permitted to comply with the testing guidelines set for employees."

Woo.

Hoo!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 15, 2021 08:01 AM (/XOcP)

376 370 A large percentage of people I know from the northeast won't vote for someone with an R by their name, whatever their politics.

I wonder if it would be smarter for people in the northeast to drop the GOP and just take over the libertarian party.
Posted by: 18-1 at October 15, 2021 08:01 AM (ESjRY)

===========

Just become Democrats and run like a Republican.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 15, 2021 08:01 AM (LvTSG)

377 As far as "climate change," I agree with you, NYT tweet writer. The growing seasons on my piece of land have been two weeks shorter on each end for three years. This year, it is three weeks shorter. Each end. I could use a bit of that warmening.
Posted by: Flyover at October 15, 2021 07:51 AM (Rbu5d)

holy carp. where, roughly are you?

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at October 15, 2021 08:01 AM (8D42x)

378 There is no excuse for this other then teachers, school boards, LEGISLATORS, LAWYERS, PARENTS, and those creating curriculum have failed miserably.
Posted by: Marcus T at October 15, 2021 07:20 AM

FIFY

Posted by: NaughtyPine at October 15, 2021 08:02 AM (/+bwe)

379 Today's devotional from "The Upper Room" is about a woman cleaning out her mother's room after her mother's death. I thought it was very touching:

https://tinyurl.com/2zz53jsf

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 15, 2021 08:02 AM (ueGNX)

380 And what it all comes down to
Is that everything's gonna be quite alright
'Cause I've got one hand in my pocket
And the other one is flicking a cigarette
Into a puddle of gasoline

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 15, 2021 08:02 AM (0ryfU)

381 Something in your pocket is in your grasp, in your control. If it is out of pocket, it is out of grasp. Both make sense to me.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 15, 2021 07:59 AM (0ryfU)

Hands where we can see them, perv-o.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 15, 2021 08:02 AM (6FeV1)

382 Wolfus Aurelius - praise be!

Posted by: Tonypete at October 15, 2021 08:02 AM (mD/uy)

383 Anyone seen my wife?

Posted by: Lot at October 15, 2021 08:02 AM (GOCnB)

384 Hands where we can see them, perv-o.

Ok then, since you asked

Posted by: Jeffrey Toobin at October 15, 2021 08:03 AM (ESjRY)

385 We actually won the last presidential election, folks, they STOLE the last presidential election.

McAuliffe 2004 DNC

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 15, 2021 08:03 AM (yrol0)

386 Buck makes a great point about otherwise careful people daring traffic to knock them silly. I see it with the college kids in my town, earbuds in, distracted, and launching themselves into crossing the street without even looking to see if a car is there.

Weird.
Posted by: Huck Follywood


My trust in people is so low, I look both ways before crossing a one way street.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 15, 2021 08:03 AM (OCTRt)

387 English is weird. I don't mind out of pocket. Sure it makes no sense but that is not a very rare thing. My new pet peeve is the term "cringey". Fine, they like to used it, but do they have to use it four times in every article?

Posted by: Quint at October 15, 2021 08:03 AM (CJtAX)

388 Football is a pressure release valve for young men, while also teaching them so many lessons about discipline, teamwork, sacrifice, leadership, etc. Misguided safety-ism has football in its crosshairs. We'll regret its loss when it's gone.

-----

This is very true for me and many others I knew. I had SERIOUS ANGER issues as a boy and young man, and having football as an outlet was beneficial in a number of ways -- not least of which was having surrogate father role models that I desperately needed and from whom I learned to become a man.

In a society where half of children are born out of wedlock and fathers are absent/de-valued? This will only exacerbate the disaster we're already witnessing in our man-bunned, soiboi-ized young males who shake hands like cold, limp-wristed fish ...

Posted by: ShainS -- State-Stamped Sluggish Schizophrenic at October 15, 2021 08:03 AM (mZ3xv)

389 I have noticed that it gets dark sooner than it used to. Must be climate change. At this rate, we will be in complete darkness within a year!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 15, 2021 08:03 AM (0ryfU)

390 Picked up a copy of The Road to Wellsville yesterday at a thrift shop (where I buy all my books). Saw the movie twenty or so years ago and enjoyed it. The whole zietgeist of early twentieth century health remedies reminds me of my grandmother. She was a big proponent of enemas. Never read Boyle but am looking forward to reading it now that the Redskins have completely shit their pants.

Posted by: Puddin Head at October 15, 2021 08:03 AM (ifUkZ)

391 Re: the LA container ship backlog.
Nurse said Seattle ports aren't working. Guy on the twitch showed Tacomo with trucks sitting around, no cranes working.
Manufactured crisis, looks like to me.

Posted by: MkY at October 15, 2021 08:04 AM (Oizsv)

392 Into a puddle of gasoline
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 15, 2021 08:02 AM (0ryfU)

PAntifa theme song

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 15, 2021 08:04 AM (yrol0)

393 Anyone seen my wife?

Um...no. Hey interested in buying some salt?

Posted by: Some wondering salt merchant that just struck it rich at October 15, 2021 08:04 AM (ESjRY)

394 In God We Trust.
Everyone else keep your hands where we can see them.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 15, 2021 08:04 AM (OCTRt)

395 ""I AM IN POCKET NOW" when I walk into the office to force people to confront how weird it sounds until they agree with me and my opinions."

ha, ... which reminds me of the other common usage "Grifter Joe is in China's pocket".

idk if that is related ... someone out of pocket is not under the boss's control?

Posted by: illiniwek at October 15, 2021 08:04 AM (Cus5s)

396 Mom has been gone a week today.
Posted by: rhennigantx

Sorry about your mom's death. May the Lord strengthen and comfort you!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 15, 2021 08:04 AM (ueGNX)

397 Posted by: Quint at October 15, 2021 08:03 AM (CJtAX)


Ugh! Your comment is so full of cringe.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 15, 2021 08:04 AM (0ryfU)

398 389 I have noticed that it gets dark sooner than it used to. Must be climate change. At this rate, we will be in complete darkness within a year!
----------------
The only way to save humanity is to invest in the The Green New Eel. That, and sacrifice a couple of million people.

Posted by: Puddin Head at October 15, 2021 08:05 AM (ifUkZ)

399 400

Posted by: m at October 15, 2021 08:05 AM (fVJPF)

400 Future generations will believe we communicated with a combination of unintelligible gibberish, clicks, and captioned pictures.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at October 15, 2021 07:54 AM (z5Vrg)

so, we're all going back to hieroglyphics?

the Pharo has won in the end..

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at October 15, 2021 08:05 AM (8D42x)

401 She was a big proponent of enemas.
Posted by: Puddin Head at October 15, 2021 08:03 AM (ifUkZ)

I bet sleepovers at grandmas are very well remembered!

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 15, 2021 08:05 AM (yrol0)

402 400

Posted by: m at October 15, 2021 08:05 AM (fVJPF)

403 The only way to save humanity is to invest in the The Green New Eel. That, and sacrifice a couple of million people.

More. A few million more people.

Just to be clear.

Posted by: Ba'al at October 15, 2021 08:05 AM (ESjRY)

404 ... "Your direct supervisor will be notified of the decision so that you are permitted to comply with the testing guidelines set for employees." ...
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 15, 2021 08:01 AM (/XOcP)
++++
There is a special place in Hell for people who write passive shit like this. Your supervisor "will be notified of the decision." What decision? Notified by whom? Would it be too much to say, "We will inform your supervisor about our decision regarding your exemption from our COVID-19 vaccination requirement?"

Moreover, look at the second half of that. They're doing you such a favor. You'll be "permitted to comply." What an honor. My compliance is allowed. Your great and honorable countenance has fallen upon me and you judged me fit. Such a fucking honor to have found favor in thine eyes.

Whoever wrote that was spitting and red-faced with impotent, tiny fury over having to do so. What a bitch.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 15, 2021 08:05 AM (DU+/6)

405 362
I got one hand in pocket and the other one's hailing a taxi cab.
Posted by: Alanis Morissette at October 15, 2021 07:57 AM (Do5/p)


I got a little change in my pocket and it's going 'jingalingaling.'
Posted by: The Georgia Satellite at October 15, 2021 07:59 AM (Zz0t1)

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I got a pocket full of kryptonite

Posted by: The Spin Doctors at October 15, 2021 08:05 AM (CAJOC)

406 Surprised Schumer is moving on the Voting Bill this early - even in this crazy world no way that passes Constitutional muster and states like Texas have plenty of time before next November.

Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at October 15, 2021 07:50 AM


Me too. He should have waited until summer next year to try and get that passed. It would have given them at least one cycle before SCOTUS smacks it down.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 15, 2021 08:06 AM (JUOKG)

407 Mom has been gone a week today.
Posted by: rhennigantx

That is a ouch that never quite goes away. Prayers for you all.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 15, 2021 08:06 AM (mD/uy)

408 If Shatner made any 'global warming killing us all' comments, it's strange that CBS didn't exploit it. See sock link.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at October 15, 2021 08:06 AM (UHVv4)

409 399 400
Posted by: m at October 15, 2021 08:05 AM (fVJPF)



Wad status: Blown early

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 15, 2021 08:06 AM (Zz0t1)

410 Jack Posobiec
@JackPosobiec
LEAKED: Boeing workers planning #FreedomFlu sickout over company vaccine mandate

https://tinyurl.com/2dw7u7vu

Posted by: redridinghood at October 15, 2021 08:06 AM (NpAcC)

411 Sports are great and teach great lessons and skills etc, but if you're trying for a scholarship for your kid you'd be better off investing that $5k+ your spending on the road teams and making your own scholarship.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - local SC doctor of 40 years calls in to radio show about ivermectin at October 15, 2021 07:29 AM (Q/dD7)

Tell me about it! We spent a fortune of golf for the HS Boswell spawn. It's a game that requires you to play more than just on your HS team, you have to play tournament golf all over the place, in many different states in order to get a ranking, a ranking you will need to play on most college golf programs. So, travel, equipment, lessons, practice rounds...we'd been better off just saving all that $$ since she was 11 and funded her whole college experience that way.

Posted by: Boswell at October 15, 2021 08:06 AM (5iUNf)

412 399 400
Posted by: m at October 15, 2021 08:05 AM (fVJPF)

402 400
Posted by: m at October 15, 2021 08:05 AM (fVJPF)

========

I think you missed it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 15, 2021 08:07 AM (LvTSG)

413 #FreedomFlu

Posted by: m at October 15, 2021 08:07 AM (fVJPF)

414 Woh. Vaca AND dental!
COBs got it made.
Posted by: Flyover at October 15, 2021 07:57 AM (Rbu5d)

i hope he set the weather machine to pleasant while he's out there...

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at October 15, 2021 08:07 AM (8D42x)

415 400 Future generations will believe we communicated with a combination of unintelligible gibberish, clicks, and captioned pictures.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at October 15, 2021 07:54 AM (z5Vrg)

so, we're all going back to hieroglyphics?

the Pharo has won in the end..
Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at October 15, 2021 08:05 AM (8D42x)

As foreshadowed by the return of Kek.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at October 15, 2021 08:07 AM (z5Vrg)

416 I got a rocket in my pocket...

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 15, 2021 08:08 AM (BFigT)

417 91 Bill Clinton hospitalized in Southern California with a non covid 19 related infection.

Got the clap again I'd bet.
Posted by: rickb223 at October 15, 2021 07:05 AM (OCTRt)


They'll have to finish McCain'sfuneral before starting Bubba's, won't they...

Posted by: Flyover at October 15, 2021 08:08 AM (Rbu5d)

418 I got one hand in pocket and the other one's hailing a taxi cab.
Posted by: Alanis Morissette at October 15, 2021 07:57 AM (Do5/p)

I got a little change in my pocket and it's going 'jingalingaling.'
Posted by: The Georgia Satellite at October 15, 2021 07:59 AM (Zz0t1)

I got a pocket full of kryptonite
Posted by: The Spin Doctors at October 15, 2021 08:05 AM (CAJOC)

Many dreams come true, some have silver linings, I live for my dreams and a pocket full of gold.

Posted by: Led Zeppelin at October 15, 2021 08:08 AM (B+qrE)

419 Wolfus Congratulations ! ! !

Posted by: Skip's Phone at October 15, 2021 08:09 AM (0+QM0)

420 i hope he set the weather machine to pleasant while he's out there...
Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at October 15, 2021 08:07 AM (8D42x)

"Wisconsin Pleasant" is probably not all that pleasant to normal non-iceback human beings....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 15, 2021 08:09 AM (6FeV1)

421 I got Brass In Pocket

Posted by: Chrissie Hynde at October 15, 2021 08:09 AM (Kd5Vh)

422 401 She was a big proponent of enemas.
Posted by: Puddin Head at October 15, 2021 08:03 AM (ifUkZ)

I bet sleepovers at grandmas are very well remembered!
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The rule was never to rip a fart anywhere around her or you were headed for the bowl.

Posted by: Puddin Head at October 15, 2021 08:09 AM (ifUkZ)

423 418 I got one hand in pocket and the other one's hailing a taxi cab.
Posted by: Alanis Morissette at October 15, 2021 07:57 AM (Do5/p)

I got a little change in my pocket and it's going 'jingalingaling.'
Posted by: The Georgia Satellite at October 15, 2021 07:59 AM (Zz0t1)

I got a pocket full of kryptonite
Posted by: The Spin Doctors at October 15, 2021 08:05 AM (CAJOC)

Many dreams come true, some have silver linings, I live for my dreams and a pocket full of gold.
Posted by: Led Zeppelin at October 15, 2021 08:08 AM (B+qrE)

I gotta pocket, gotta pocket full of sunshine

Posted by: Natasha Bedingfield at October 15, 2021 08:09 AM (CAJOC)

424 500!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 15, 2021 08:10 AM (0ryfU)

425 So Transportation Sec Buttigieg has been "parental leave" since mid August while the supply chain has been wreaking havoc on the economy.
Top men! Unless of course they're Bottom Men!

Posted by: Zek's Covid Recovered Ass at October 15, 2021 08:10 AM (OzNIz)

426
600 !!!!!!

Posted by: will choose a nic later at October 15, 2021 08:10 AM (bTQ72)

427 >>> 267
Was Shatner already a lefty when it comes to man-caused "climate change" or was this a condition of allowing him to go to space... that he would have to give some kind of sob story about "man destroying the planet"?
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I read some of Shatner's comments yesterday, but didn't see anything like that. He was tearful after the flight, saying that it had been beautiful to see the earth from space, and he said it was very moving and he hoped he'd never forget the experience.
One article said:
Shatner noted that after seeing Earth from a distance, he was struck by its "vulnerability" and briefly touched on the notion of keeping our air and atmosphere clean. "But that's a whole other conversation."
I don't think wanting to keep the planet and air clean necessarily means that he buys into the whole "global warming" scam. Almost everybody wants to keep pollution under control, and none of us wants to destroy or harm the earth.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at October 15, 2021 07:43 AM (k4dH2)

Wait, are you telling us our noble, intrepid, "brave fire fighter" stenographers reporters may have misquoted someone? The deuce you say!!

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at October 15, 2021 08:10 AM (ACi07)

428 Last I heard of her she got tired of one night stands with guys and married a woman that looked like a guy.
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How you doin'??

Posted by: Rachel Maddow at October 15, 2021 08:11 AM (UHVv4)

429 Wolfus - that is AWESOME!

now get the two pack home tests from Walgreens or CVS - they are less likely to give a false positive - if they are really serious about making you show testing every other week or whatever

I have a feeling THAT requirement will go by the wayside too, soon, but if they're anal about it, those home tests are the way to go. you don't need any false positives from a jacked up PCR

Posted by: BlackOrchid at October 15, 2021 08:11 AM (j9HX3)

430 People are lazy. Instead of saying "I paid for it out of my own pocket" they say "out of pocket".

Posted by: f'd at October 15, 2021 08:11 AM (Tnijr)

431 I got one hand in pocket and the other one's hailing a taxi cab.
Posted by: Alanis Morissette at October 15, 2021 07:57 AM (Do5/p)

I got a little change in my pocket and it's going 'jingalingaling.'
Posted by: The Georgia Satellite at October 15, 2021 07:59 AM (Zz0t1)
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I got a pocket full of kryptonite
Posted by: The Spin Doctors at October 15, 2021 08:05 AM (CAJOC)

I've got brass in pocket

Posted by: the pretenders at October 15, 2021 08:11 AM (8D42x)

432 425 So Transportation Sec Buttigieg has been "parental leave" since mid August while the supply chain has been wreaking havoc on the economy.
Top men! Unless of course they're Bottom Men!
Posted by: Zek's Covid Recovered Ass at October 15, 2021 08:10 AM (OzNIz)

Posted by: No at October 15, 2021 08:12 AM (CAJOC)

433 Never read Boyle

I get him and David Foster Wallace mixed up. I saw Boyle speak at John Carroll. I wanted to ask him how much of a waste of time it was to address a bunch of dullard undergrads whose teachers told them to attend so they didn't have to deal with them.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Michael Byrd Murdered Ashli Babbitt at October 15, 2021 08:12 AM (y7DUB)

434 At the BEE:
FBI Assures Nation They Will Get Back To Figuring Out Why That Guy Shot 400 People In Vegas After They're Done Investigating Parent-Teacher Meetings

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 15, 2021 08:12 AM (yrol0)

435
anti-football parents fit into other categories as well, you can guess what they are

Posted by: will choose a nic later at October 15, 2021 08:12 AM (bTQ72)

436 Testing requirements:

Perform a blood sacrifice to Zuul, God of diseases and bring proof of the omen indicating you are coof free.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 15, 2021 08:12 AM (0ryfU)

437 When TJ Hooker speaks, people listen.

Posted by: f'd at October 15, 2021 08:12 AM (Tnijr)

438 out of pocket = beyond the Pale = being attacked by Irishmen??

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at October 15, 2021 08:13 AM (UHVv4)

439 Moreover, look at the second half of that. They're doing you such a favor. You'll be "permitted to comply." What an honor. My compliance is allowed. Your great and honorable countenance has fallen upon me and you judged me fit. Such a fucking honor to have found favor in thine eyes.

Whoever wrote that was spitting and red-faced with impotent, tiny fury over having to do so. What a bitch.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 15, 2021


***
Oh, I know. But for now, I have won, and that's important. (A part of me was hoping they'd reject it, and I could eventually have let them fire me so I could retire, collect unemployment, and sue them. And I wouldn't have to be here any more. I used to love this place. Not now.)

I have no plans to follow the testing guidelines either. I might go once in a great while. I didn't go all summer, even though they emailed me a QR code every couple of weeks, and nobody said a word. I can always say "I forgot, sorry," and set up a new appointment, then cancel it and set up another further in the future which I will also cancel.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 15, 2021 08:13 AM (/XOcP)

440 pocket full of miracles or something like that.

More coffee.

Posted by: dantesed at October 15, 2021 08:13 AM (88xKn)

441 432 was my computer acting up on me...
anyway, what I was going to post:

425 So Transportation Sec Buttigieg has been "parental leave" since mid August while the supply chain has been wreaking havoc on the economy.
Top men! Unless of course they're Bottom Men!
Posted by: Zek's Covid Recovered Ass at October 15, 2021 08:10 AM (OzNIz)

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Shouldn't there be an acting Transportation Secretary in his absence? Or, if the position can go basically unfilled for 3 months, shouldn't they just eliminate it?

Posted by: No One of Consequence at October 15, 2021 08:13 AM (CAJOC)

442 Congrats, Wolfus!

Posted by: Mainah at October 15, 2021 08:13 AM (B+qrE)

443 Perform a blood sacrifice to Zuul, God of diseases and bring proof of the omen indicating you are coof free.

What the warp?!?

Posted by: Nurgle at October 15, 2021 08:13 AM (ESjRY)

444 Pfff.

1000!!!

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at October 15, 2021 08:13 AM (zTIBG)

445 i hope he set the weather machine to pleasant while he's out there...
Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at October 15, 2021 08:07 AM (8D42x)

"Wisconsin Pleasant" is probably not all that pleasant to normal non-iceback human beings....
Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 15, 2021 08:09 AM (6FeV1)

yeah, how would that work? since the weather machine is based in new york, would it do city pleasant? or ice back pleasant since that's where he's headed....

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at October 15, 2021 08:13 AM (8D42x)

446 I have no plans to follow the testing guidelines either. I might go once in a great while. I didn't go all summer, even though they emailed me a QR code every couple of weeks, and nobody said a word. I can always say "I forgot, sorry," and set up a new appointment, then cancel it and set up another further in the future which I will also cancel.


yeah that is a GREAT plan! do that

Posted by: BlackOrchid at October 15, 2021 08:14 AM (j9HX3)

447 "We have reviewed and approved your request to be exempt from the COVID-19 vaccine. Please continue to adhere to the COVID-19 testing requirements set forth by [my employer's Health Office].

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 15, 2021 08:01 AM

Congrats! That said, I still worry about the "testing requirements". Considering the PCR test does not work (yet the FDA and CDC are not going to stop using it until DEC 31 2021 for some reason) and there are a ridiculous amount of cases of false positives. So depending on the post-"positive test result" protocol, I am just as worried about "COVID-19 testing" as forced "vaccination", depending on what is the post-test protocol. Forced 14-day quarantine? Forced doctor visit to get treatment?

Has anyone here been going through the "COVID-19 testing" process at their place of employment? Is there any post-"positive test result" protocol that is enforced?

Posted by: Tall Cool Gentleman in a Black Suit at October 15, 2021 08:14 AM (Do5/p)

448 >>> 444 Pfff.

1000!!!
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at October 15, 2021 08:13 AM (zTIBG)

One MEEELION!!!

Posted by: Dr. Evil at October 15, 2021 08:14 AM (ACi07)

449 Pockit!

Posted by: Herbie Hand Cock at October 15, 2021 08:14 AM (Tnijr)

450 You don't get to collect UA if you're fired for cause, even if the cause is risible and absurd.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 15, 2021 08:14 AM (6FeV1)

451 Mark Cuban says any employee in his company will need to be vaccinated.

Wonder how the Governor Abbott executive order blocking such mandates will affect that.

Fuck Joe Biden AND Mark Cuban.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 15, 2021 08:14 AM (Zz0t1)

452 "Wisconsin Pleasant" is probably not all that pleasant to normal non-iceback human beings....
Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 15, 2021 08:09 AM (6FeV1)


It wouldn't be so bad without that durn wind.

Posted by: hogmartin at October 15, 2021 08:14 AM (P4LRL)

453 Oh, I know. But for now, I have won, and that's important. (A part of me was hoping they'd reject it, and I could eventually have let them fire me so I could retire, collect unemployment, and sue them. And I wouldn't have to be here any more. I used to love this place. Not now.) ...
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 15, 2021 08:13 AM (/XOcP)
++++
Oh yeah, I get it. I didn't mean to imply otherwise. The way that letter is written is just dreadful, though, and the author (or more likely, the committee of authors) sure were pissed and unhappy and that really comes through.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 15, 2021 08:15 AM (DU+/6)

454 And federal employees have access to the adoption leave policy? Are you granted a full 12 weeks of paternity leave for an adoption? It was only 21 days for the DOD as permitted by law, and I would be surprised if the rest of the federal government were any different. It is nice that some people get the privilege of skirting the law.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 15, 2021 08:15 AM (0ryfU)

455 I have no plans to follow the testing guidelines either. I might go once in a great while. I didn't go all summer, even though they emailed me a QR code every couple of weeks, and nobody said a word. I can always say "I forgot, sorry," and set up a new appointment, then cancel it and set up another further in the future which I will also cancel.

Ah, nice. I'm going to keep this in mind for my strategy if this is implemented at my place of employment.

Posted by: Tall Cool Gentleman in a Black Suit at October 15, 2021 08:15 AM (Do5/p)

456 yeah, how would that work? since the weather machine is based in new york, would it do city pleasant? or ice back pleasant since that's where he's headed....

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at October 15, 2021 08:13 AM (8D42x)


If he can just keep the snow off my driveway, I'll call it a success.

Posted by: grammie winger at October 15, 2021 08:15 AM (45fpk)

457 Perform a blood sacrifice to Zuul, God of diseases and bring proof of the omen indicating you are coof free.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 15, 2021 08:12 AM (0ryfU)

wait what happened to Dana?

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at October 15, 2021 08:15 AM (8D42x)

458 >>> 451 Mark Cuban says any employee in his company will need to be vaccinated.

Wonder how the Governor Abbott executive order blocking such mandates will affect that.

Fuck Joe Biden AND Mark Cuban.
Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 15, 2021 08:14 AM (Zz0t1)

I'm SMAHHHHRRRRT! Abbott is a big dumb poopyhead! Listen to meeeeeee!!!

Posted by: Mark Cuban at October 15, 2021 08:16 AM (ACi07)

459 "Want to tell Fauci to fuck off? Vote for Emily Burns"

https://tinyurl.com/fx6rdh2j
Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 15, 2021 07:52 AM (hjVL5)
***********
I've been seeing a lot of really great patriots running for office because they are appalled and frustrated at what's happening to our country.

Many are vowing to remake the Republican Party and kick out the Liz Cheney/Adam Kinzinger types.

Posted by: redridinghood at October 15, 2021 08:16 AM (NpAcC)

460 And this was all known at Twitter:

The two men named in the suit have both been indicted by U.S. federal prosecutors for working at Twitter and passing private information to the Saudi government from 2013 to 2015, one as a site reliability engineer and the other as a media partnerships manager.

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 15, 2021 08:16 AM (yrol0)

461 131 This isn't new. ... it's all about increasing government control over people's lives.
Posted by: Tall Cool Gentleman in a Black Suit at October 15, 2

Bingo!
Look at the tall, packed housing of Soviet Russia and China.

Posted by: Flyover at October 15, 2021 08:16 AM (Rbu5d)

462 453 Oh yeah, I get it. I didn't mean to imply otherwise. The way that letter is written is just dreadful, though, and the author (or more likely, the committee of authors) sure were pissed and unhappy and that really comes through.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 15, 2021 08:15 AM (DU+/6)

========

Corporations long ago embraces the passive tense.

It's annoying because it just creates imprecision where they think they're being objective.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 15, 2021 08:16 AM (LvTSG)

463
jacked up PCR
Posted by: BlackOrchid


"Nice PCR! How many cycles are you packin' under that hood?"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 15, 2021 08:16 AM (pNxlR)

464 Pockit!

Posted by: Herbie Hand Cock at October 15, 2021 08:14 AM (Tnijr)

Hot Pocket!

Posted by: Quint at October 15, 2021 08:16 AM (CJtAX)

465 Nobody is champing at the bit to vote for Liz Cheney. She was given a sinecure.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 15, 2021 08:17 AM (6FeV1)

466 WWII Unions ( read mob)put the screws to FDR'so military build up and FDR caved in to them.

Bill C. ? eh, Hildabeast goes it's party time

Posted by: Skip's Phone at October 15, 2021 08:17 AM (0+QM0)

467 "Wisconsin Pleasant" is probably not all that pleasant to normal non-iceback human beings....
Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 15, 2021 08:09 AM (6FeV1)

It wouldn't be so bad without that durn wind.

eh, it's just a light breeze.

it doesn't turn into wind until it gets above 20 mph. at least that was the rule on the flat lands of IL...

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at October 15, 2021 08:18 AM (8D42x)

468 wait what happened to Dana?
Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at October 15, 2021 08:15 AM (8D42x)
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There is no Dana, only Zuul.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at October 15, 2021 08:18 AM (zTIBG)

469
...wait what happened to Dana?
Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x)


There is no Dana, only Zuul

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 15, 2021 08:18 AM (pNxlR)

470 Nobody is champing at the bit to vote for Liz Cheney. She was given a sinecure.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 15, 2021 08:17 AM (6FeV1)

I understood some of this.

Posted by: Quint at October 15, 2021 08:18 AM (CJtAX)

471 Snowflakes are triggered by active voice.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 15, 2021 08:18 AM (0ryfU)

472 On a dusty pew in the vestibule
Sits the Devil playing pocket pool...

Posted by: John Pryne at October 15, 2021 08:19 AM (5Woea)

473
Missed it by a nose!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 15, 2021 08:19 AM (pNxlR)

474 There is no Dana, only Zuul.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at October 15, 2021 08:18 AM (zTIBG)

So... does Zuul want to go get a cup of coffee, then?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 15, 2021 08:19 AM (6FeV1)

475 "Your direct supervisor will be notified of the decision so that you are permitted to comply with the testing guidelines set for employees." ...

***
I think the *intent* of that sentence was, "Your supervisor will be notified so that he will allow you to take time off for testing." But he/she couldn't actually write plain English, I guess.

As for the home tests, we'll see. I wasn't bothered about testing all summer, even though I was bugged by emails to do it. We'll see if they track me down.

I took many suggestions from the Horde here, and from links they pointed me to, while writing my statement. But a lot of the credit (presuming the wording mattered at all to Personnel's guard dogs) has to go to Miss Linda. She reads here but doesn't post. But she deserves applause.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 15, 2021 08:19 AM (/XOcP)

476 If Adam Kinzinger, MSNBC Republican and rabid anti-Trumper, thought his conciliatory attitude toward the left the last several years was going to save him, hes about to learn a tough lesson.
Democrats are preparing to shank him in the back with a new redistricting map in Illinois that relieves him of his Congressional seat.

Too back it does not come with a good ass fucking too!

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 15, 2021 08:19 AM (yrol0)

477 Pockit!
Posted by: Herbie Hand Cock at October 15, 2021 08:14 AM (Tnijr)



I understood this reference.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 15, 2021 08:19 AM (Zz0t1)

478 Hmmm... U.S. plans to restart "remain in Mexico" next month.

Based on the comments on Biden and the Dems FB page they are getting hammered on this issue.

We'll see.

Posted by: redridinghood at October 15, 2021 08:19 AM (NpAcC)

479 If he can just keep the snow off my driveway, I'll call it a success.
Posted by: grammie winger at October 15, 2021 08:15 AM (45fpk)

you really looking at snow this early grammie? i thought it didn't normally come in until halloween time frame. to coincide with hunting season...

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at October 15, 2021 08:19 AM (8D42x)

480 Since I was a high-school kid over 35 years ago I've been saying "safety-nazis". I don't know if I coined it myself or heard it and repeated it but I recognized early on a certain type of people or administrative rule-sets were often dumb, unnecessary, and harmful. I guess I'm an oddball in that I never was left of center even in my youth.

Posted by: SamIam at October 15, 2021 08:20 AM (oasF3)

481 "I understood this reference.
Posted by: Sponge "

Listening right now.

Posted by: f'd at October 15, 2021 08:20 AM (Tnijr)

482 Snowflakes are triggered by active voice.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy


******

Active voice triggers snowflakes.

Posted by: Muldoon at October 15, 2021 08:20 AM (5Woea)

483 In my local paper this morning.... Bwahahahaha

VULGAR GRAFFITI AIMED AT BIDEN PAINTED ALONG I-81

I knew this was.going to happen when they renamed the Scranton Expressway PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN EXPRESSWAY.



Posted by: mpfs at October 15, 2021 08:20 AM (iiah7)

484 Missed it by a nose!
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 15, 2021 08:19 AM (pNxlR)
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Heh heh heh.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at October 15, 2021 08:20 AM (zTIBG)

485 According to Boyle??

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at October 15, 2021 08:20 AM (UHVv4)

486 Robert Zimmerman (Behind the Black) has a short commentary on Shatner's sub-orbital flight and Bezos reaction.

https://tinyurl.com/5fbryk28

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 15, 2021 08:21 AM (BFigT)

487 yeah, how would that work? since the weather machine is based in new york, would it do city pleasant? or ice back pleasant since that's where he's headed....
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If the Jews in NYC do control the weather you've got to conclude they are masochists.

Posted by: Puddin Head at October 15, 2021 08:21 AM (ifUkZ)

488 you really looking at snow this early grammie? i thought it didn't normally come in until halloween time frame. to coincide with hunting season...

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at October 15, 2021 08:19 AM (8D42x)


We're still good here - only dropping into the 50's at night so far. But yes, we usually do Halloween with snow shoes as part of the costume.

Posted by: grammie winger at October 15, 2021 08:21 AM (45fpk)

489 You wrote that memo in active voice. It gave me PTSD. I will be in therapy for the rest of my life and I am unable to work.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 15, 2021 08:21 AM (0ryfU)

490 468 wait what happened to Dana?
Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at October 15, 2021 08:15 AM (8D42x)

There is no Dana, only Zuul.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at October 15, 2021 08:18 AM (zTIBG)

469 ...wait what happened to Dana?
Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x)

There is no Dana, only Zuul
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 15, 2021 08:18 AM (pNxlR)


The fine line between Horde Mind and Pod People.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Michael Byrd Murdered Ashli Babbitt at October 15, 2021 08:22 AM (y7DUB)

491 Pockit!

Posted by: Herbie Hand Cock at October 15, 2021 08:14 AM (Tnijr)

Hot Pocket!
Posted by: Quint at October 15, 2021 08:16 AM (CJtAX)

should have socked Jim Gaffigan...
*stage whisper*
hoooot pocket

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at October 15, 2021 08:22 AM (8D42x)

492 486 Robert Zimmerman (Behind the Black) has a short commentary on Shatner's sub-orbital flight and Bezos reaction.

https://tinyurl.com/5fbryk28
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Is this Bob Dylan?

Posted by: Puddin Head at October 15, 2021 08:22 AM (ifUkZ)

493 "...we can no longer even harvest our food if China and Taiwan can't provided semiconductors..."
Somewhere the Amish are laughing uncontrollably.
Posted by: NALNAMSAM - Not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at October 15, 2021 07:50 AM (czVNr)


At some point-
Dumb is the new Smart.
I don't need a refrigerator that I can watch the internet on (or that allows the internet to watch me). I don't need a car that can drive me around unless and until I'm senile. Etc, Etc.
All I need is a well-built whatever that perform it's defined job and doesn't break down.
Too much complication leads to too many weak breakdown points and extraneous replacement and nuisance.

Also, and more importantly, we absolutely do not need a national smart grid linking all electricity together and putting under control of Our Betters.
We need a very basic, very simple, redundant, well-shielded Dumb Grid. That all but impervious to breakdown or takeover or harm from everything including tyrannical politicians and solar flares.
Dumb is the New Smart. Come on, American Industry. If you build it, they will buy.

Posted by: naturalfake at October 15, 2021 08:22 AM (5NkmN)

494 169 That scene from Dr. Zhivago where the Bolsheviks take over the Zhivago's house and turn it into Public Housing is becoming policy for our Social Engineers.
Posted by: Puddleglum at work at October 15, 2021 07:20 AM (uia9V)

I had that picture in mind, too.

Posted by: Flyover at October 15, 2021 08:22 AM (Rbu5d)

495 I knew this was.going to happen when they renamed the Scranton Expressway PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN EXPRESSWAY.



Posted by: mpfs at October 15, 2021 08:20 AM (iiah7)

He is like Hemingway, but untalented. How many cities does that guy claim to be from?

Posted by: Quint at October 15, 2021 08:23 AM (CJtAX)

496 172 Apartment buildings are not sustainable.
Homesteads are.
And single family homes are just mini homesteads.
Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser at October 15, 2021 07:20 AM (YZG/i)

^^^^this

Posted by: Flyover at October 15, 2021 08:23 AM (Rbu5d)

497 Since I was a high-school kid over 35 years ago I've been saying "safety-nazis". I don't know if I coined it myself
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P. J. O'Rourke used the term in an essay in the late '80s / early .90s.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at October 15, 2021 08:23 AM (zTIBG)

498 "Wonder how the Governor Abbott executive order blocking such mandates will affect that."

Arrest of Mark Cuban? Certainly a lawsuit would stop that, and maybe the issue goes to SCOTUS? (religious objection probably holds up, but state law should also hold up ... and really, no state or federal law should force the unproven/dangerous jab. Would be good to get some cases in front of SCOTUS on the issue ...

Many say the military has all the power to force the jab or give dishonorable discharge ... idk. I'd think at least a religious exemption might hold up ... but for the young the jab may well be more deadly than the virus ... there is malicious anti-American intent ... treason?

Posted by: illiniwek at October 15, 2021 08:23 AM (Cus5s)

499 Oh yeah, I get it. I didn't mean to imply otherwise. The way that letter is written is just dreadful, though, and the author (or more likely, the committee of authors) sure were pissed and unhappy and that really comes through.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 15, 2021


***
It's probably boiler plate that some higher-up wrote while in the state you mention -- after being reminded that the Civil Rights Act forbids religious discrimination. The minions have to use it.

I was positive they were going to demand more documentation, maybe even an interview at their office. I was all ready to say: "Okay, you were fine with Zoom for the last year and more. We'll have that interview that way," and imagine them scowling and stamping their feet.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 15, 2021 08:23 AM (/XOcP)

500 494 169 That scene from Dr. Zhivago where the Bolsheviks take over the Zhivago's house and turn it into Public Housing is becoming policy for our Social Engineers.
Posted by: Puddleglum at work at October 15, 2021 07:20 AM (uia9V)

I had that picture in mind, too.
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Don't forget to collectivize the woodwork and copper tubing.

Posted by: Puddin Head at October 15, 2021 08:23 AM (ifUkZ)

501 you really looking at snow this early grammie? i thought it didn't normally come in until halloween time frame. to coincide with hunting season...

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at October 15, 2021 08:19 AM (8D42x)

We're still good here - only dropping into the 50's at night so far. But yes, we usually do Halloween with snow shoes as part of the costume.
Posted by: grammie winger at October 15, 2021 08:21 AM (45fpk)

i remember a few times in mid state IL, we had to pick a costume based on what would fit over the snowsuit...

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at October 15, 2021 08:24 AM (8D42x)

502 #468 #469 Horde mind!!

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at October 15, 2021 08:24 AM (UHVv4)

503 Traded two of my wife's goats for it, which I thought was a very good price. She's a bit miffed.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 15, 2021 06:43 AM


With no thought of the affect for us Peeping Achmeds!

Posted by: Achmed at October 15, 2021 08:24 AM (a3Q+t)

504 I loved football through high school but lo those many years ago it was still mostly a game. you could do other things (other sports, debate, whatever) in the offseason. Now if you play at a most high schools in larger classifications it's year round - kids need to be kids sometimes too.

Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at October 15, 2021 08:24 AM (QZ/dC)

505 I'd think at least a religious exemption might hold up

I wonder how the chaplains feel about this.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 15, 2021 08:24 AM (0ryfU)

506
Listening right now.
Posted by: f'd at October 15, 2021 08:20 AM (Tnijr)



I have it on cassette around here somewhere.......

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 15, 2021 08:24 AM (Zz0t1)

507 176 wow Mom has been gone a week today.
Posted by: rhennigantx
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I'm so sorry for your loss, rhennigantx. Prayers to you and your family. My mom will have been gone for 12 years on Sunday. It's still hard to believe and accept she's gone.
Posted by: Lady in Black at October 15, 2021 07:21 AM (sVtYq)

rhennigantx, may her memory be eternal. My deepest condolences.

And LiB, yes.

Posted by: Flyover at October 15, 2021 08:26 AM (Rbu5d)

508 485 According to Boyle??
Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at October 15, 2021 08:20 AM (UHVv4)

"Watt's Pot never Boyles."

- 1066 And All That

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at October 15, 2021 08:26 AM (dfRN6)

509 Corporations long ago embraces the passive tense.

It's annoying because it just creates imprecision where they think they're being objective.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 15, 2021


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Passive voice enables deniability. E.g., "It was done" vs. "the Secretary of State did it."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 15, 2021 08:26 AM (/XOcP)

510 https://tinyurl.com/5fbryk28
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Is this Bob Dylan?
Posted by: Puddin Head at October 15, 2021 08:22 AM (ifUkZ)


Don't think so.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Michael Byrd Murdered Ashli Babbitt at October 15, 2021 08:27 AM (y7DUB)

511 GM all. Thanks Buck. The Left is "pouncing" on Shatner's demeanor and comment, it's completely natural to be overwhelmed by maiden space flight and nothing Shat said supports The Left's agenda. Craig is a limey and they have really weird sense of humor across the pond. Remember James Garner was confronted by many ass clowns wanting to beat him up because of his tough guy image. Garner too made jokes about it. Craig appears happily married to Rachel Weiss. Gays that marry for cover pick boyishly looking girls, like like Anthony Perkins and Joel Gray both did

Posted by: MIMimi aka Mimi or MI if you're into the brevity thing at October 15, 2021 08:27 AM (wamUX)

512 Sb9 in California has essentially eliminated single family zoning. They are not fucking around.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I Help Ya Help Ya Help Ya Variant at October 15, 2021 08:27 AM (07GgK)

513 The fine line between Horde Mind and Pod People.
Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Michael Byrd Murdered Ashli Babbitt at October 15, 2021 08:22 AM


Hordemind...it's real, and it's fantastic.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 15, 2021 08:27 AM (m+jkK)

514 https://tinyurl.com/5fbryk28
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Is this Bob Dylan?
Posted by: Puddin Head at October 15, 2021 08:22 AM (ifUkZ)

Don't think so.
Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Michael Byrd Murdered Ashli Babbitt at October 15, 2021 08:27 AM (y7DUB)


IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE DYLAN'S REAL NAME WAS BOBBY ZIMMERMAN, A.K.A ROBERT ZIMMERMAN, WHO WROTE THAT ARTICLE.

Posted by: BEN ROTHLISBERGER at October 15, 2021 08:27 AM (Zz0t1)

515 507 176 wow Mom has been gone a week today.
Posted by: rhennigantx
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My condolences. Burying your parents is heavy work.

Posted by: Puddin Head at October 15, 2021 08:28 AM (ifUkZ)

516 Parents' group convinces school system to cancel Halloween and Valentines because otherwise poor Sally will cry over not having a nice costume to wear or nice Valentine cards to give out.

https://tinyurl.com/4jd6czk4

Posted by: bed head at October 15, 2021 08:28 AM (malGZ)

517 I don't need a refrigerator that I can watch the internet on (or that allows the internet to watch me). I don't need a car that can drive me around unless and until I'm senile. Etc, Etc.
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When camping last weekend, one of my pards had his printer nagging him from 180 miles away.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at October 15, 2021 08:28 AM (zTIBG)

518 I loved football through high school but lo those many years ago it was still mostly a game. you could do other things (other sports, debate, whatever) in the offseason. Now if you play at a most high schools in larger classifications it's year round - kids need to be kids sometimes too.
Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at October 15, 2021 08:24 AM (QZ/dC)

i would see that in soccer when i reffed, and it's prevalent in most sports now. one sport only and it's pretty much year round from age 6 or 8. no wonder the kids tend to give up by the end of HS.

when i was a kid - old man rant to follow - i played 4 sports officially and then there was the free time where we played pick up, pretty much everything. i think it was a LOT better for me as a hockey player than had i been exclusively hockey year round.

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at October 15, 2021 08:28 AM (8D42x)

519
...I've been saying "safety-nazis". I don't know if I coined it myself or heard it and repeated it but I recognized early on a certain type of people...


Back in my time doing research at DuPont, the technical assistants would advise leaving one or two obvious infractions of the safety rules in plain sight so that the safety nazi in the inspection team could slake his or her thirst to write up the lab for something amiss. I ignored their advice once, went for perfection, and lived to regret the error because the safety nazi of all safety nazis scoured the lab to find something and pounced(!) upon a flaw in the safety eyewashes that took weeks to correct.

"We tried to tell you Krebs! Why didn't you listen?"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 15, 2021 08:28 AM (pNxlR)

520
IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE DYLAN'S REAL NAME WAS BOBBY ZIMMERMAN, A.K.A ROBERT ZIMMERMAN, WHO WROTE THAT ARTICLE.
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IT"S ALSO FUNNY CUZ LOOKING AT BOB DYLAN YOU WOULD NEVER THINK 'HERE'S A LUMBERJACK."

Posted by: Puddin Head at October 15, 2021 08:29 AM (ifUkZ)

521 "And single family homes are just mini homesteads."

working remotely from a somewhat larger than urban lot homestead is not more feasible, but the American Dream of the nice home and yard in the suburbs is under assault. "They" need to destroy that peaceful life, even though many blacks/browns have achieved the better life via that pathway.

Inserting public housing is only destructive of the dream, it kills off the path to safer communities, which seems to be their intent, not "diversity".

Posted by: illiniwek at October 15, 2021 08:29 AM (Cus5s)

522 You know why kids today don't pay attention to traffic? Because we don't have fathers like 1960's fathers barreling down the street. If they hit you it was your own damn fault for being a stupid kid who wasn't paying attention to traffic.

Posted by: Archer at October 15, 2021 08:29 AM (gmo/4)

523 Hordemind ... it's real, and it's fantastic.

Posted by: amy schumer at October 15, 2021 08:30 AM (UHVv4)

524 ----------------
IT"S ALSO FUNNY CUZ LOOKING AT BOB DYLAN YOU WOULD NEVER THINK 'HERE'S A LUMBERJACK."
Posted by: Puddin Head at October 15, 2021 08:29 AM (ifUkZ)



I don't think he could pick up an axe.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 15, 2021 08:30 AM (Zz0t1)

525 Late to the party...

I remember FJB earmarking $3billion (I think) for "tree equity" in one of the monstrous bills that are likely to be passed soon. As I understand it, lower income areas in cities are "tree deserts".

So now the NYT wants to do away with single family housing, causing more tree deserts? I guess it would be more "equitable" that way - insofar as nobody would have trees.

Cripes.

Posted by: 496 at October 15, 2021 08:30 AM (VJsqe)

526 Passive voice enables deniability. E.g., "It was done" vs. "the Secretary of State did it."
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 15, 2021 08:26 AM (/XOcP)

i thought the Secretary disavowed all knowledge of your mission...

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at October 15, 2021 08:30 AM (8D42x)

527 The art thread was posted.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 15, 2021 08:30 AM (0ryfU)

528 Thank you, Buck. Much appreciated.

Posted by: bluebell at October 15, 2021 08:30 AM (wyw4S)

529 526 Passive voice enables deniability. E.g., "It was done" vs. "the Secretary of State did it."
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 15, 2021 08:26 AM (/XOcP)

i thought the Secretary disavowed all knowledge of your mission...
Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at October 15, 2021 08:30 AM (8D42x)

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Shit...Hunt's gone rogue again.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 15, 2021 08:31 AM (LvTSG)

530 Yeah, finally, equitable distribution of housing for all. Can't wait to move into the Dredd-Clockwork Cabrini Green Arms in beautiful soviet brutalist cinderblock and concrete. And, it will be free (except for, you know, freedom).

Posted by: Farmer Bob at October 15, 2021 08:31 AM (McMSJ)

531 425 So Transportation Sec Buttigieg has been "parental leave" since mid August while the supply chain has been wreaking havoc on the economy.
Top men! Unless of course they're Bottom Men!
Posted by: Zek's Covid Recovered Ass



To be fair, he's stupid and useless, so it wouldn't be any different than it already is. Probably worse actually.

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at October 15, 2021 08:31 AM (uia9V)

532 NOOD.

Ship art.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 15, 2021 08:31 AM (Zz0t1)

533 Can we stop with this sports builds character in young men nonsense? The nfl is full of criminals as is the nba.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I Help Ya Help Ya Help Ya Variant at October 15, 2021 08:31 AM (07GgK)

534 Everybody's got something to hide, except me and my monkey.

Posted by: Hunter Biden, Artiste at October 15, 2021 08:31 AM (jvt6t)

535 Passive voice enables deniability. E.g., "It was done" vs. "the Secretary of State did it."
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 15, 2021

i thought the Secretary disavowed all knowledge of your mission...
Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at October 15, 2021


***
That was how it all got started!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 15, 2021 08:32 AM (/XOcP)

536
When camping last weekend, one of my pards had his printer nagging him from 180 miles away.


My printer nagged me for the last time last week through my laptop ("I can help you order toner cartridge refills! Let me help, please! Please! Please! Please!"). I went online, found out how to exorcise that demon, and did so with extreme prejudice.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 15, 2021 08:33 AM (pNxlR)

537 In Zimmerman's short blurb Bezos comes off as a bigger dick than his rocket.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 15, 2021 08:33 AM (BFigT)

538 I don't think he could pick up an axe.
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YOU DO NOT HAVE AN AX.

Posted by: ZORK at October 15, 2021 08:34 AM (UHVv4)

539 . . . i thought the Secretary disavowed all knowledge of your mission...
Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at October 15, 2021


***
Even then, though, it was active voice. "The Secretary will disavow all knowledge of your actions" vs. "Your actions will be disavowed."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 15, 2021 08:34 AM (/XOcP)

540 Scene from Dr Zhivago certainly comes to mind with the Left's intentions to destroy single family homes. The lefty commie bastards. And this with no good background music like in Zhivago dammit.

Posted by: MIMimi aka Mimi or MI if you're into the brevity thing at October 15, 2021 08:34 AM (wamUX)

541 Noodus pictorius

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 15, 2021 08:35 AM (/XOcP)

542 >>> NYC is a hellhole

https://tinyurl.com/s974pa54



I like Kennedy a lot. I don't think she's necessarily on my-team. Probably a bit more of a Reason liberaltarian like goth fonzy. But I think she's at least a bit my-team curious. And she's been immersed in the bullshit her whole life but still seams to have a functioning pretty head on her pretty shoulders

Posted by: banana Dream at October 15, 2021 08:37 AM (+Z1Gj)

543 Regarding the NYT headline about single family homes.

Years ago Al Gore called for more cities like New York and less like fly over country. I said to anyone who would listen, wait until we have some infectious disease hit. Watch it run rampant through the population that is packed tightly together.

Posted by: Darth Randall at October 15, 2021 08:39 AM (u1scg)

544 Captain Obvious, thanks. I looked it up and apparently P.J O'Rourke said "safety nazis" in a publication in 1987.

I graduated HS in 1985 though and there is no way I would have seen his quote in his book Republican party reptile...unless it was referenced in some other more mainstream sources at the time and my memories of using "safety-nazis" in HS are faulty.

Posted by: SamIam at October 15, 2021 08:39 AM (oasF3)

545 Bill Clinton hospitalized in Southern California with a non covid 19 related infection.

Got the clap again I'd bet.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 15, 2021 07:05 AM

Maybe he got gonorrhea from riding a tractor in his bathing suit. My previous boyfriend told me that's how I got it.

Posted by: Jerry Seinfeld's Girlfriend, Sophie at October 15, 2021 08:58 AM (Do5/p)

546 In the mix of the war on single family housing is that our country's population has basically doubled in my lifetime due entirely to government policy of mass immigration (both "legal" and illegal) having nothing to do with our needs or quality of life.

Everyplace on the coasts and around urban centers is enormously more crowded, with more traffic, with strained water resources, strained school budgets, ever more building, paving and deforestation. For actual "conservationists" this policy of Moar Immigration/Migration At Any Cost has been a complete disaster. And, we will be further punished for being so "selfish" as to want to hold onto a small piece of what was once an American standard of living.

Posted by: Zek's Covid Recovered Ass at October 15, 2021 09:13 AM (OzNIz)

547 "172 Apartment buildings are not sustainable.
Homesteads are.
And single family homes are just mini homesteads.
Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser at October 15, 2021 07:20 AM (YZG/i)"

Akshually, the Homestead has racist origins. Here's why...

Posted by: Vox !! at October 15, 2021 09:18 AM (OzNIz)

548 416 I got a rocket in my pocket...
Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 15, 2021 08:08 AM (BFigT)

I have one on my pocket.

Posted by: Satai Daleen at October 15, 2021 09:29 AM (qyH+l)

549 "Wisconsin Pleasant" is probably not all that pleasant to normal non-iceback human beings....

I didn't escape to the Southwest til I was 40...in WI you will start seeing people wearing shorts when it hits 50..if it makes 80 people will start whining about the excessive heat. Winter is from early October til late May..in the winter it can be cloudy for an entire month.
There isn't enough money to make me go back.

Posted by: Azjaeger at October 15, 2021 10:14 AM (3/XaG)

550 Everyplace on the coasts and around urban centers is enormously more crowded, with more traffic, with strained water resources, strained school budgets, ever more building, paving and deforestation. For actual "conservationists" this policy of Moar Immigration/Migration At Any Cost has been a complete disaster.

Posted by: Zek's Covid Recovered Ass at October 15, 2021 09:13 AM

Yep, great point. Those who claim to care about the environment should be adamantly against mass immigration to areas that are already overcrowded. They should be 100% in favor of people staying where they are and improving their areas. It makes little sense to huddle hundreds of millions of people together in one area instead of spreading out those people across the globe.

The solution is to bring successful American living conditions to the rest of the world, not bring the rest of the world to America. But "climate change" movement has never been about logic and common sense, only emotion and control of western civilization.

Posted by: Tall Cool Gentleman in a Black Suit at October 15, 2021 10:16 AM (Do5/p)

551 Your item about helmets reminded me of something I saw recently, in Mad City (i.e., Madison, Wisconsin): a young woman on a moped weaving through traffic while wearing a face diaper, but no helmet. Talk about people unclear on the concept!

BTW, I once worked in the transplant department of a major teaching hospital in Chicago. I saw first hand why they call mopeds "donorcycles".

Posted by: Nemo at October 15, 2021 10:18 AM (S6ArX)

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