Colonialism for me, but not for thee [Joe Mannix]

"Colonialism" is yet another example of the Left's assault on language. You see this word all over the place in the writings of the woke, but it is never defined. This is because the definition is insane. In modern Left-speak, "colonialism" translates approximately to "white European influence." It applies specifically to anything American, though the British get a free ride as a result. Like the rest of the stuff that traces back to Postmodernism, colonialism is also, of course, a function of power. If you're powerful, your influence is colonial. If you're not powerful, your influence is non-colonial or even anti-colonial - unless an American does it, in which case it's "cultural appropriation." Nice trap.

So what is it, then? It's a pretty broad definition and is of course meaningless. But for some examples, the fact that English is the international language of business is "colonialism." American cultural exports (TV shows, movies, music, etc.) are "colonialism." Western standards for anything are "colonial" if those standards are extended to, say, a non-Western business partner. This is, of course, absurd.

But what isn't "colonialism?" Unsurprisingly, actual colonialism isn't colonialism. The best example of this is the 20-year experiment in Afghanistan. After conquering the country, the US government and countless NGOs flooded the country with all sorts of progressive propaganda and agencies. Western standard were imposed on the conquered. Giant signs and limitless quantities of materials on any given progressive concept - from women's rights to gay and transgender equality to medical care to everything else - were produced and distributed in Afghanistan. It was top-down imposition of alien cultural values on the vanquished population, and much of it was nice and Leftist - and unrelenting.

The destruction of these artifacts happened with astonishing rapidity as the Taliban retook control of the country during and after our disastrous and grossly mismanaged withdrawal. The fall of the progressive propaganda complex and various Western good deeds like girls schools in Afghanistan were much bemoaned by the Left. So much progress lost, and the country was returning to oppressive antiquated tyranny. They also didn't get why the Taliban was so enabled to sweep through the country without even token resistance. The two cannot possibly be related in any way whatsoever.

The contradiction in this is apparent. Any Western or - heaven forbid - American cultural influence is awful and oppressive and "colonial." Unless, of course, it is the work of the State/NGO complex that is working in accordance with their progressive goals. In that case, it isn't "colonialism" at all, it is just work to further the cause of various hyphenated forms of so-called "justice." It wasn't colonialism machinating in Afghanistan, it was merely justice being spread.

Your influence and ideas, whatever they are, are dangerous and oppressive colonialism. Their influence and ideas, even when financed by state actors and backed up with military might projected from the other side of the world, is just progress. Their literal, military-backed, state-sponsored imperial experiments are, somehow, not colonialism. Your insistence that all employees show up on time for meetings, however, is colonialism.

Doublespeak. It's what's for breakfast. And lunch. And dinner. Unless your culture doesn't value three meals a day, of course. We wouldn't want to be colonial about it.

Posted by: Open Blogger at 11:00 AM




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1 First!

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at January 12, 2022 11:01 AM (z5Vrg)

2 not sponge

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 12, 2022 11:01 AM (LvTSG)

3 Roomy. Corgis called.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 12, 2022 11:01 AM (uXonU)

4 Joe needs to add some Who Dis real quick.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 12, 2022 11:02 AM (LvTSG)

5 Another no Monkey

Posted by: Skip's Phone at January 12, 2022 11:02 AM (V9UAC)

6 A fifth?

Posted by: Cosda at January 12, 2022 11:02 AM (dTVVT)

7 my personal fave

"Decolonize the Climate!" (a sign at the "People's Climate March" some years back)

A phrase completely devoid of meaning. So, popular with the woke set.

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at January 12, 2022 11:02 AM (sJHOI)

8 I am so thankful I rarely listen to any news programs.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 12, 2022 11:03 AM (mD/uy)

9 Any updates on OM and family?

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at January 12, 2022 11:03 AM (dfRN6)

10 I read the content. Drat.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 12, 2022 11:03 AM (mdjgu)

11 I am cornholio

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko Solutions at January 12, 2022 11:03 AM (Qv0Mi)

12 Afghanistan was backward 1000 years ago. They are backward now and shall remain so in the future. They want it that way. They like it that way.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at January 12, 2022 11:04 AM (o2MD2)

13 This feeds into why I lost my desire to travel and experience other cultures even before the 'vid. Why go anywhere else and deal with the hassles of traveling when I'm just going to hear about how bad America is? I can stay home, save money, and read all that in the FNM.

What's a good travel destination (other than FL since I grew up going there regularly) within CONUS these days? It has been forever (2017, I think) since my fam had a real vacation.

Posted by: Catherine at January 12, 2022 11:04 AM (sadPb)

14 It would be nice to have a write up tying all of the events leading up to the "domestic terrorist" proclamation (and banning Trump and other people from running for office) to make it easier to look at.

I can see it because I've been following it the entire time, but it's incredibly complicated and would be absurd sounding to anyone who hasn't.

Until it's over and we're in the camps, of course.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 12, 2022 11:04 AM (6K3w/)

15 You want something to colonize?

Posted by: The moon at January 12, 2022 11:04 AM (jYQlA)

16 Yep, we lost Afghanistan because the Left insisted on colonizing them.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 12, 2022 11:04 AM (yQpMk)

17 I read the content. Drat.
Posted by: Darrell Harris


Rookie mitsake.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 12, 2022 11:04 AM (uXonU)

18 Colonialism....I thought that's what the re-enactors at the local historical plantation were doing.

Posted by: BignJames at January 12, 2022 11:05 AM (AwYPR)

19 Also notice "non-white" countries never get pressured for their lack of diversity?

Apparently the only time diversity is a big issue is when there's "too many white people"?

Posted by: Blago at January 12, 2022 11:05 AM (WUBpb)

20 If we had competent people in the government they would have been trying to get 'Stan to be more like Jordan or Egypt.

Instead they wanted to turn 'Stan into the Castro district.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 12, 2022 11:05 AM (ESjRY)

21 It was always a mistake to try to "nation build" and impose "western" (either the woke variety or the Bush-era "democracy") values on a culture that has no interest in them. Our system came about after many decades and the failure of the Articles. To think we could just have purple thumbs and voting and create instant western values was idiotic at best.

Posted by: Mookie at January 12, 2022 11:05 AM (u+Y3T)

22 You want something to colonize?
Posted by: The moon


Pffft.

Posted by: Uranus at January 12, 2022 11:05 AM (uXonU)

23 If Joe Mannix were a monkey, what monkey would he be?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 12, 2022 11:06 AM (yQpMk)

24 Ants colonize. Why's come nobody's busting their balls?

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at January 12, 2022 11:06 AM (sJHOI)

25 DoubleSpeak?
More like gibberish. Word vomit.
And, you have to be highly educated to be stupid enough to believe any of it.

Caveat: highly educated is not a rip on the people who actually are educated, it is a rip on those who believe that a piece of paper makes you smaht.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 12, 2022 11:06 AM (MFphb)

26 Doublespeak. It's what's for breakfast. And lunch. And dinner. Unless your culture doesn't value three meals a day, of course. We wouldn't want to be colonial about it.


Doubleplus Moar Gooderer! Thanks Joe

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 12, 2022 11:06 AM (yrol0)

27 Doublespeak. It's what's for breakfast. And lunch. And dinner.

It's a become a primary language for these miscreants.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at January 12, 2022 11:06 AM (Xrfse)

28 In defense of Colonialism, some of the prettiest places in some of the back waters of the world are the parts built by the Spaniards or French or English.
So, there's that.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 12, 2022 11:07 AM (MFphb)

29 Globo Homo is currently colonizing - the United States

Posted by: 18-1 at January 12, 2022 11:07 AM (ESjRY)

30 If your house is of the "Colonial" architectural style, you are truly going to be fucked when the idiots figure that out.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 12, 2022 11:07 AM (BFigT)

31 Red Skelton, Paul Harvey, Ronald Reagan and a bunch of other great folk thought America's influence on the world was fine and dandy. So did Irving Berlin. And so do I.

Posted by: Eromero at January 12, 2022 11:07 AM (0OP+5)

32 What's a good travel destination (other than FL since I grew up going there regularly) within CONUS these days? It has been forever (2017, I think) since my fam had a real vacation.
Posted by: Catherine


Free Texas.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 12, 2022 11:07 AM (uXonU)

33 One question I always have is why, when we conquer a place, we don't just impose our Constitution on them, rather than forcing a Euro style multi-party Parliament system that is doomed to fail upon them.


It's almost like our State Department doesn't like our Constitution.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 12, 2022 11:08 AM (yQpMk)

34 Well, the Left is importing some wonderful Somali/Afghan traditions, like honor killings and normalized pedophilia.

Posted by: Wally at January 12, 2022 11:08 AM (FJYfm)

35 Joe, I enjoy your posts and your comments. I am often thinking the same things you express, but you express them so illuminating-ly (to adverb an adjective). It's nice to see my opinions communicated so well.

Posted by: Emmie at January 12, 2022 11:08 AM (6RgRK)

36 I've always thought people complaining about American cultural exports was bizarre. If you don't like American TV shows and movies...don't watch them? Hell, I live in America and I don't watch American (or any) TV or movies.

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at January 12, 2022 11:08 AM (8548M)

37 Also notice "non-white" countries never get pressured for their lack of diversity?

Apparently the only time diversity is a big issue is when there's "too many white people"?
Posted by: Blago at January 12, 2022 11:05 AM (WUBpb)
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Because of that dodge in all of Postmodern philosophy: power. It's the European systems - and the American and to a lesser degree Anglo manifestations in particular - that succeeded and are powerful. Thus, they are oppressive and achieved it illegitimately. Any continuation of their influence is colonial oppression, systemic racism and all the rest. The non-powerful are non-oppressive, by Postmodern definition. Therefore, a lack of "diversity" is not a problem. If anything, imposing diversity on them would colonial.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 12, 2022 11:09 AM (DU+/6)

38 Willowed: If, against all odds, the negative event does occur, you come up with excuses, blaming the operator, changed conditions, whatever, and say things like "The whistle kept a whole pack of deer hiding in the ditches, but maybe this one was deaf." But the true believers will never admit that the "cure" never did anything.
Posted by: Wally at January 12, 2022


***
First Passenger (scattering strips of paper out of the window): "I do this because it keeps elephants away."
Other Passenger: "There are no elephants in Vermont!"
First Passenger: "See how well it works?"

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 12, 2022 11:09 AM (txdEq)

39 Nice post, but far too colonialist-centric!
Among the things lost after WW II, was the civilizing influence of the Evil British Empire, but two back to back wars had killed off to many decent young men for them to sustain an empire!
Now they ENT even keep the home island civilized!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at January 12, 2022 11:09 AM (QkXj0)

40 If your house is of the "Colonial" architectural style, you are truly going to be fucked when the idiots figure that out.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 12, 2022 11:07 AM (BFigT)

Is a "cape cod" colonial?...or does it have to have columns?

Posted by: BignJames at January 12, 2022 11:09 AM (AwYPR)

41 What's a good travel destination (other than FL since I grew up going there regularly) within CONUS these days? It has been forever (2017, I think) since my fam had a real vacation.
Posted by: Catherine

Depends on what you are looking for of course but - we like rural/small town type places. You know, where the locals say "Yes Ma'am or Yes Sir". Beautiful geography is a plus too.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 12, 2022 11:09 AM (mD/uy)

42 If Joe Mannix were a monkey, what monkey would he be?
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 12, 2022 11:06 AM (yQpMk)
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Something grotesque and deeply unsettling.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 12, 2022 11:10 AM (DU+/6)

43 One question I always have is why, when we conquer a place, we don't just impose our Constitution on them?


Because (in theory at least) the Constitution is a bottom-up system of power. The people in the middle east have no experience and likely no desire to manage that type of system.

Posted by: Mookie at January 12, 2022 11:10 AM (u+Y3T)

44 It is worth pointing out that U.S. intervention used to be considered colonialism.

Posted by: squid_hunt at January 12, 2022 11:10 AM (Ectld)

45 If Joe Mannix were a monkey, what monkey would he be?
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 12, 2022


***
The smartest one in the troop. Now get me a breadfruit.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 12, 2022 11:10 AM (txdEq)

46 Notice how the Great Reset is really only about 1 very small American idea. The pursuit of happiness.

That could be a family, a business, a farm, or maybe just a small patch of land to house yourself. All of the Blue Run cities and states make home ownership unaffordable and then destroy the rental market with price controls.

There have been more low cost housing unit torn down in NYC than built over the last 50 years.

PROGRESS

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 12, 2022 11:10 AM (yrol0)

47 Stay in your lane, pal.

Posted by: Vermont elephants at January 12, 2022 11:10 AM (jYQlA)

48 Doublespeak. It's what's for breakfast. And lunch. And dinner. Unless your culture doesn't value three meals a day, of course. We wouldn't want to be colonial about it.

One of the few times where National Review engaged a topic with actual humor. It may just be that it was James Lileks writing the article.

https://tinyurl.com/lileksmeals

Posted by: Homer's Donuts at January 12, 2022 11:11 AM (BCSAN)

49 I thought colonialism involved a plastic bag, 30 inches of plastic tubing, a nozzle, gravity, and two liters of iced coffee.

What's that?

Coloni-AL?

Oh. Never mind.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 12, 2022 11:11 AM (m45I2)

50 Dayum I hate iPhones and autoqueuecumber!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at January 12, 2022 11:11 AM (QkXj0)

51 Put simply, the left wants to change the game so that they don't have to compete against more competent people. By constantly changing the rules and the language, they stay ahead and rationalize why they should be in charge. Eventually, they used this to capture academia and the deep state, but now they have no one to blame for their abject failures. So everything is racist, with colonialism as the new trope.

Posted by: IanDeal at January 12, 2022 11:11 AM (/o2VD)

52 First Passenger (scattering strips of paper out of the window): "I do this because it keeps elephants away."
Other Passenger: "There are no elephants in Vermont!"
First Passenger: "See how well it works?"
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 12, 2022 11:09 AM (txdEq)

I have owned 2 Rhodesian Ridgebacks and have never seen a lion near my house!

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 12, 2022 11:12 AM (yrol0)

53 "Something grotesque and deeply unsettling."

https://tinyurl.com/2p9aczrx (NY Post Link)

Posted by: squid_hunt at January 12, 2022 11:12 AM (Ectld)

54 Catherine: Travel in CONUS.

My top 3 recommendations ... (1) Mesa Verde - plan at least 3 days to explore cliff dwellings and mesa top sites.
(2) Mt. Rushmore and (since you'll be in the general area) Custer battlefield. (3) Gettysburg and other Civil War battlefields.

Posted by: Lurking Cynic at January 12, 2022 11:12 AM (RS9ZG)

55 23 If Joe Mannix were a monkey, what monkey would he be?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 12, 2022 11:06 AM


He would NOT be an experimental Fauci induced transgender monkey.

That much is known!

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at January 12, 2022 11:12 AM (tkyK5)

56 It was always a mistake to try to "nation build" and impose "western" (either the woke variety or the Bush-era "democracy") values on a culture that has no interest in them. Our system came about after many decades and the failure of the Articles. To think we could just have purple thumbs and voting and create instant western values was idiotic at best.
Posted by: Mookie at January 12, 2022 11:05 AM (u+Y3T)
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You can nation-build if you want to, and you will likely even be successful (see Japan and West Germany after the War), but there's a prerequisite that is almost never met. You must win, unconditionally and without question or opposition. You must break the will of the vanquished. Everyone must acknowledge the utter victory of one side and the utter, irreversible, total and complete destructive defeat of the other.

Nation building absent that level of total victory is a fool's errand.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 12, 2022 11:12 AM (DU+/6)

57 It is worth pointing out that U.S. intervention used to be considered colonialism.

Posted by: squid_hunt at January 12, 2022 11:10 AM (Ectld)

Imperialism

Posted by: BignJames at January 12, 2022 11:12 AM (AwYPR)

58 I don't know about Mannix, but Xipe Totec would be a red assed baboon.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at January 12, 2022 11:12 AM (o2MD2)

59 What's a good travel destination (other than FL since I grew up going there regularly) within CONUS these days? It has been forever (2017, I think) since my fam had a real vacation.
Posted by: Catherine


***
You have only a narrow window of time to visit S. Lousy-ana. By March 1 the soggy dispiriting heat will be back. Hurry!

(I liked northern Alabama, the Birmingham suburbs, in Sept. after Hurricane Ida. Maybe Huntsville would be good too.)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 12, 2022 11:13 AM (txdEq)

60 Something grotesque and deeply unsettling.


Ah, Proboscis monkey.

https://bityl.co/ATKe


Good night, Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 12, 2022 11:13 AM (yQpMk)

61 What's a good travel destination (other than FL since I grew up going there regularly) within CONUS these days? It has been forever (2017, I think) since my fam had a real vacation.
Posted by: Catherine at January 12, 2022 11:04 AM (sadPb)


Looking forward to hearing responses, because I always have a tough time with this. We're taking a weekend trip to NV next week.

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 12, 2022 11:13 AM (Ez6QX)

62 Now would be a good time to re-read Caliphate by Tom Kratman.

Posted by: Eromero at January 12, 2022 11:13 AM (0OP+5)

63 I live in a nice colonial.

My house ought to be ashamed of itself.

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at January 12, 2022 11:13 AM (w9Wax)

64 It is worth pointing out that U.S. intervention used to be considered colonialism.

Posted by: squid_hunt

Imperialism
Posted by: BignJames

Isn't that effectively the same thing?

Posted by: squid_hunt at January 12, 2022 11:13 AM (Ectld)

65 Put simply, the left wants to change the game so that they don't have to compete against more competent people.

Good point.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at January 12, 2022 11:13 AM (Xrfse)

66 Is the absence of a monkey colonialism?

Posted by: Cthillary, dead but dreaming at January 12, 2022 11:13 AM (zSyrn)

67 I liked northern Alabama


If you like camping and boating, Guntersville Lake east of Huntsville.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 12, 2022 11:13 AM (yQpMk)

68 30 If your house is of the "Colonial" architectural style, you are truly going to be fucked when the idiots figure that out.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 12, 2022 11:07 AM


My house is a Colonial.

I finally know why I identify as an AOS Moron!

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at January 12, 2022 11:14 AM (tkyK5)

69 I think someone brought up the idea in recent times that there are "refugees" and "colonists." The people flooding our southern border are "refugees." We've also seen some discussion on whether or not people fleeing CA and NY are "refugees" or "colonists" depending on how much power they bring with them, I guess.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 12, 2022 11:14 AM (YIVH2)

70 In that case, it isn't "colonialism" at all, it is just work to further the cause of various hyphenated forms of so-called "justice."
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If anyone talks about hyphenated justice (social justice, etc) I'll paraphrase C.S. Lewis when talking about mere Christianity

Justice is justice. When a modifier is added to the word justice, such as in social justice, then the meaning becomes something other than justice. I assume then that you mean "injustice".

Or maybe just say "sod off, Francis"

Posted by: Chuck Martel at January 12, 2022 11:14 AM (fs1hN)

71 Mollie @MZHemingway
Liz Cheney Is Using The Jan. 6 Committee To Persecute An Activist Running A Super PAC To Unseat Her - someone completely unrelated to J6 events!

Posted by: SMOD at January 12, 2022 11:14 AM (RHGPo)

72 Red Skelton, Paul Harvey, Ronald Reagan and a bunch of other great folk thought America's influence on the world was fine and dandy. So did Irving Berlin. And so do I.
Posted by: Eromero
___

Double-egded sword.

Being a beacon to the world, and setting a good example is good; exporting our vices, not so much.

Posted by: How the Left sees blacks. at January 12, 2022 11:14 AM (Oy+3b)

73 For a pretty good example of colonialism there's no place like home.

We weren't called the American colonies for nothing. Just because times change doesn't mean words do.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 12, 2022 11:14 AM (ZLI7S)

74 Ah, Proboscis monkey.
https://bityl.co/ATKe
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 12, 2022 11:13 AM (yQpMk)
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That might fit the bill. If I ever end up with another Rant, I'll try to remember to use it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 12, 2022 11:14 AM (DU+/6)

75 I liked northern Alabama, the Birmingham suburbs, in Sept. after Hurricane Ida. Maybe Huntsville would be good too.)
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 12, 2022 11:13 AM (txdEq)


Went to Huntsville for the first time to see college hockey, just before Covid hit. Was pleasantly surprised by the Space Museum.

Posted by: Wally at January 12, 2022 11:14 AM (FJYfm)

76 (to adverb an adjective).

******

Which in its own right is sort of verbing a noun.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 12, 2022 11:14 AM (m45I2)

77 Good night, Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are.
Posted by: G'rump928(c)


JIMMY!

Posted by: rickb223 at January 12, 2022 11:15 AM (uXonU)

78 64 It is worth pointing out that U.S. intervention used to be considered colonialism.

Posted by: squid_hunt

Imperialism
Posted by: BignJames

Isn't that effectively the same thing?
Posted by: squid_hunt at January 12, 2022 11:13 AM (Ectld)

Imperialism is empire building, colonialism implies establishing colonies.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at January 12, 2022 11:15 AM (z5Vrg)

79 Leave us out of this.

Posted by: Colonial Williamsburg at January 12, 2022 11:15 AM (jYQlA)

80 tits or it didn't happen

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Lawful Good is Not Lawful Perfect at January 12, 2022 11:15 AM (XvPQV)

81 Jacobinism, the only allowable Western export.

Posted by: Axeman at January 12, 2022 11:15 AM (XHhHI)

82 Yep, we lost Afghanistan because the Left insisted on colonizing them.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 12, 2022 11:04 AM (yQpMk)

One of the reasons Afghanistan was lost is that there was no effort made to colonize the place. Remember the story of the American soldier who was punished for trying to stop one of his Afghan colleagues from buggering a little boy?

You want to change Afghanistan? Kill all the mullahs, bulldoze all the mosques, burn all korans. Turn Christian and Mormon missonaries loose on them. Basically enslave all who do not convert. For a start.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 12, 2022 11:15 AM (P3gRi)

83 Back in 2002 after we kicked the Taliban out of A-stan, someone remarked to me how great it was that there would now be free elections there. My reply was that you propably won't like who they vote for.

Posted by: Cosda at January 12, 2022 11:15 AM (dTVVT)

84 You must win, unconditionally and without question or opposition. You must break the will of the vanquished. Everyone must acknowledge the utter victory of one side and the utter, irreversible, total and complete destructive defeat of the other.


Fair points. I'm not convinced the islamic lands would still be open to "democracy", but we did it half-assed. If even that.

Posted by: Mookie at January 12, 2022 11:15 AM (u+Y3T)

85 ... Justice is justice. When a modifier is added to the word justice, such as in social justice, then the meaning becomes something other than justice. I assume then that you mean "injustice". ...
Posted by: Chuck Martel at January 12, 2022 11:14 AM (fs1hN)
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This is, nearly word for word, how I have described it in the past. I didn't know there was an equivalent CS Lewis observation on other topics, at least not consciously.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 12, 2022 11:15 AM (DU+/6)

86 Dayum I hate iPhones and autoqueuecumber!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar

I usually get a bit of schadenfreude when people rale against the Apple devices they have purchased.
But, in your case, CH, I just cringe for you.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at January 12, 2022 11:15 AM (RWv+/)

87 What's a good travel destination (other than FL since I grew up going there regularly) within CONUS these days? It has been forever (2017, I think) since my fam had a real vacation.
Posted by: Catherine at January 12, 2022


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South Dakota? Might be too cold and snowy. CO, NM, and AZ outside the blue cities would be great, I'll bet. Though since the first 2 are also blue *states*, that might not work out well.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 12, 2022 11:16 AM (txdEq)

88 What's a good travel destination

Used to love the Outer Banks in June/July but it's been a while.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at January 12, 2022 11:16 AM (Xrfse)

89 71 Mollie @MZHemingway
Liz Cheney Is Using The Jan. 6 Committee To Persecute An Activist Running A Super PAC To Unseat Her - someone completely unrelated to J6 events!
Posted by: SMOD at January 12, 2022 11:14 AM (RHGPo)

Abuse of Power! We got Drumpf on that charge, we have to apply it to Cheney too! RRRREEEEE!

Posted by: Darth Maul's Spawn Must Go at January 12, 2022 11:16 AM (BCSAN)

90 Put simply, the left wants to change the game so that they don't have to compete against more competent people.
Good point.
Posted by: Notorious BFD
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Have you seen or heard these kids lately?

It's a valid fear for them.

Posted by: SMH at God's mercy at January 12, 2022 11:16 AM (dhhKu)

91 It wasn't colonialism machinating in Afghanistan, it was merely justice being spread.

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That and trillions of dollars in corruption, grift, and graft ... but mostly trillions of dollars in corruption, grift, and graft.

Posted by: ShainS -- Beware the Branch Covidians at January 12, 2022 11:16 AM (9hQ2U)

92 You must break the will of the vanquished. Everyone must acknowledge the utter victory of one side and the utter, irreversible, total and complete destructive defeat of the other.
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I find it interesting that we as a nation have been unable (or unwilling) to inflict this on our opponents abroad since WWII. But the Leftists infesting our institutions are absolutely ruthless about pursuing this agenda on us regular folks here at home.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 12, 2022 11:17 AM (YIVH2)

93 good essay Joe, and (indeed) we loaded up Afghanistan with wokist propaganda. I'm sure some people took to it all, but now the Taliban is ripping those influences out root and branch, which usually means people get killed. I saw the Taliban was hinting members of a girls volleyball team and beheading them in a public square, as a warning to all future volleyball players. So much for American 'colonialist' norms.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 12, 2022 11:17 AM (utMrO)

94 Everything the Left throws up as an argument against this or that should be understood as saying, "I want to be in charge of this or that."

When the colonizing is controlled by non-Lefties, it has to be bad, by definition, since the Lefties aren't in control. If controlled by the Lefties, it's great and "progress." Best recent example is the heel turn of the ACLU. "Speech restrictions imposed by tradition and/or conservative societal norms ARE absolutely the worst thing ever. BUT speech restrictions imposed by Lefty college campuses and/or Lefty-controlled government agencies are actually pretty cool."

Posted by: Match Checksout at January 12, 2022 11:17 AM (dYe5S)

95 Nation building absent that level of total victory is a fool's errand.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 12, 2022 11:12 AM (DU+/6)

You got that right!
Although, it also helps that Japan and Germany knew how to be "civilized" long before they went mad and needed the beatdown.
Getting an alien society to conform to your values is going to take generations, and starts with cultivating the best and brightest of that society.
Our country and the west in general doesn't think like an old man who plants trees anymore.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 12, 2022 11:17 AM (MFphb)

96 On a Teams meeting with the Safety Committee and the company doctor is rambling about Coof.
He doesn't realize the shit he is regurgitating makes him sound like an idiot.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 12, 2022 11:17 AM (uXonU)

97 My products are very popular in Japan around Christmas.

Posted by: Colonial Sanders at January 12, 2022 11:17 AM (w9Wax)

98 Imperialism is empire building, colonialism implies establishing colonies.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at January 12, 2022 11:15 AM (z5Vrg)
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Right. But those kinds of nuances have no place in the leftist tropes. They mean effective colonialism (as in, the imposition of your ways on others) but the means is always imperialism rather than direct colonization.

As always, they use imprecise language. Afghanistan was an imperial experiment, not a colonial one - but it engaged in every single thing the Left talks about when it talks about "colonialism." They have never been known for word choice.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 12, 2022 11:17 AM (DU+/6)

99 How can we allow colonoscopies after this!!

Posted by: Axeman at January 12, 2022 11:17 AM (XHhHI)

100 I always enjoyed how Corporal LeBeau would pronounce Colonial Hogan's name.

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 12, 2022 11:17 AM (4I/2K)

101 Was pleasantly surprised by the Space Museum.
Posted by: Wally at January 12, 2022 11:14 AM (FJYfm)



I'm old enough to remember when the Space and Rocket Center was a couple of Quonset Huts out at Redstone Arsenal.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 12, 2022 11:18 AM (yQpMk)

102 What's a good travel destination (other than FL since I grew up going there regularly) within CONUS these days? It has been forever (2017, I think) since my fam had a real vacation.
Posted by: Catherine
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Hershey, PA if you've never been. It's my top recommendation for everyone, old and young alike.

And +1 on the Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL

Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 12, 2022 11:18 AM (6K3w/)

103 rickb223, I have family there and go often. I am thinking about Tennessee since I have only really driven through. I kinda wonder what there is to see in the other red states. I might do SD, but only in August!

Posted by: Catherine at January 12, 2022 11:18 AM (Qb5mb)

104 96 On a Teams meeting with the Safety Committee and the company doctor is rambling about Coof.
He doesn't realize the shit he is regurgitating makes him sound like an idiot.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 12, 2022 11:17 AM (uXonU)

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"He's an expert. I must be too dumb to figure it out. He's obviously right because he's an expert."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 12, 2022 11:19 AM (LvTSG)

105 And I'll add that half-assed colonialism never works. You gotta go whole, Demi Rose ass. You have to replace the existing culture, meaning you can't 'respect' it. You gotta follow the Brit model and replace the local standards with your own.

It's not a very American model and we suck at it.

We tend to think our ideas are best and universal (half right).

What we do well is cultural imperialism, importing goods, entertainment, etc. That does tend to dominate without us needed to do much. Mercantile imperialism, call it.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Lawful Good is Not Lawful Perfect at January 12, 2022 11:19 AM (XvPQV)

106 Went to Huntsville for the first time to see college hockey, just before Covid hit. Was pleasantly surprised by the Space Museum.
Posted by: Wally at January 12, 2022


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I planned to road-trip up there after Christmas during my work break. Chekov the Ailing Codger Cat's health issues canceled that.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 12, 2022 11:19 AM (txdEq)

107 You wanted Safe Effective Vaccine
You would settle for mRNA shots that provide better than 50/50 odds
You got buttfucking monkeys

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 12, 2022 11:20 AM (yrol0)

108 Colonialism for me, but not for thee? Guess what? Native Americans and their enablers in the US and Canada are actively working to suppress information proving that modern tribes tribes are usurpers and colonialists of the lands of earlier, now vanished, tribes.

The Campaign to Thwart Paleogenetic Research Into North America's Indigenous Peoples
(long read)

https://tinyurl.com/mrxsfh2n

Posted by: Gref at January 12, 2022 11:20 AM (AMIL/)

109 There's a woman on the phone named Karen. She wants to speak to a manager.

Posted by: The Jamestown Colonial Settlement at January 12, 2022 11:20 AM (jYQlA)

110 Getting an alien society to conform to your values is going to take generations, and starts with cultivating the best and brightest of that society.
Our country and the west in general doesn't think like an old man who plants trees anymore.
Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 12, 2022 11:17 AM (MFphb)
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Yeah, whether "nation building" could work in a primitive land is an open question. The British have a mixed track record in the Middle East and Central Asia, and much of their gain was lost later. Iran is an example. It went from a fairly modern state to the nightmare it is now quite quickly once the Ayatollah took it over and imposed his will with an iron fist.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 12, 2022 11:20 AM (DU+/6)

111 I am thinking about Tennessee since I have only really driven through. I kinda wonder what there is to see in the other red states. I might do SD, but only in August!
Posted by: Catherine

We've taken a number of trips to eastern TN and western NC/VA. Just loved them - as I said, we stay out of the bigger cities since those aren't our style but we really like that general area.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 12, 2022 11:21 AM (mD/uy)

112 Also, if your Colonial house is painted white you are doubly fucked and truly going to hell.

This would be a fun game to play with the karen's who live in such homes. Shame them. Shame them good. Guilt them into leaving.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 12, 2022 11:21 AM (BFigT)

113 WA Premier deploys indigenous aide to translate English into English.
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I thought this couldn't be real. It would be like a US politician hiring someone to translate his speech into ebonics.
youtu.be/48ZiyoPldOk

quote - He gonna get reealy sick one... he time to get himda needle, keepall da people da strong one....

Posted by: Coquettish Haberdasher at January 12, 2022 11:21 AM (buTO7)

114 "What's a good travel destination (other than FL since I grew up going there regularly) within CONUS these days? "

I was told the Ark Encounter can take two or three days for a full tour.

Posted by: squid_hunt at January 12, 2022 11:21 AM (Ectld)

115 Doublespeak. It's what's for breakfast. And lunch. And dinner.

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Coming #Soon: Doublespeak AND Insects, in one new convenient package!

Posted by: ShainS -- Beware the Branch Covidians at January 12, 2022 11:21 AM (9hQ2U)

116 On a Teams meeting with the Safety Committee and the company doctor is rambling about Coof.
He doesn't realize the shit he is regurgitating makes him sound like an idiot.
Posted by: rickb223

"He's an expert. I must be too dumb to figure it out. He's obviously right because he's an expert."
Posted by: TheJamesMadison,


Honestly, he's a fucking hack and I've lost all respect for him.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 12, 2022 11:21 AM (uXonU)

117 OT but Drove past the local urgent care facility near the house. Parking lot is overflowing.

Posted by: kraken at January 12, 2022 11:21 AM (6Je/Q)

118 Vacation suggestion: Kentucky Bourbon tours.

Lots of fun, just go with a designated driver or a van tour.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Lawful Good is Not Lawful Perfect at January 12, 2022 11:22 AM (XvPQV)

119 The West is being colonized, not Muslim countries. A massive and sometimes vindictive reverse colonization is under way

Posted by: CN at January 12, 2022 11:22 AM (ONvIw)

120 There used to be a high school in NoVa out near the intersection of Highway 7 and 66 in Tysons Corner that were the Colonials. I always thought that was a nice touch of history.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 12, 2022 11:22 AM (axyOa)

121 "He's an expert. I must be too dumb to figure it out. He's obviously right because he's an expert."

I am personally shocked that satire hasn't made a raging comeback in the last couple years. The environment is ripe for it.

Posted by: squid_hunt at January 12, 2022 11:22 AM (Ectld)

122 87 What's a good travel destination (other than FL since I grew up going there regularly) within CONUS these days? It has been forever (2017, I think) since my fam had a real vacation.
Posted by: Catherine at January 12, 2022

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South Dakota? Might be too cold and snowy. CO, NM, and AZ outside the blue cities would be great, I'll bet. Though since the first 2 are also blue *states*, that might not work out well.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 12, 2022 11:16 AM


Custer State Park (in SD) is very nice in late spring or summer. It is like Yellowstone-lite, but it has 1/100th of the people so that is a huge plus if your vacation goal is to "get away".

P.S. If you go the week before Sturgis, you must have reserved a campsite earlier. There will be bikers in the park that have tiny trailers behind their Harleys. My kids invited over our "neighbors" for s'mores because they had a giant pirate flag at their campsite that was exactly the same as the AOS banner!

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at January 12, 2022 11:22 AM (tkyK5)

123 92
Department of War >> Defense Department

You can win a war, but it might get messy

If you play defense, you'll never win anything, and the bill will probably be even higher!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at January 12, 2022 11:23 AM (QkXj0)

124 Charlton Heston was revered in Africa as a "holy man" due to his recognizable role in The Ten Commandments. American cinema and culture could reach even people living in mud huts in remote villages. Horrible, just horrible.

Posted by: Purple Hair and Nose Ring Nonconformist at January 12, 2022 11:23 AM (8LlYR)

125 OT but Drove past the local urgent care facility near the house. Parking lot is overflowing.

*

Guarantee it's healthy people needing tests for work or school.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 12, 2022 11:23 AM (6K3w/)

126 103 rickb223, I have family there and go often. I am thinking about Tennessee since I have only really driven through. I kinda wonder what there is to see in the other red states. I might do SD, but only in August!
Posted by: Catherine at January 12, 2022 11:18 AM (Qb5mb)

"Where" in Tennessee is important.

Posted by: kraken at January 12, 2022 11:23 AM (6Je/Q)

127 rickb223, I have family there and go often. I am thinking about Tennessee since I have only really driven through. I kinda wonder what there is to see in the other red states. I might do SD, but only in August!
Posted by: Catherine at January 12, 2022


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I've been to Knoxville in May. Not as hot as Da Swamp, but just as humid and damp. Otherwise nice, though it has been a long time. There's Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, TN, near Knoxville, and the Blue Ridge Mountains too.

SD should be okay in late May through early Sept., shouldn't it? Barring a freak thunderstorm or early/late snow?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 12, 2022 11:23 AM (txdEq)

128 Doublespeak and lies--if the left couldn't employ both, they'd remain mute.

Posted by: irongrampa at January 12, 2022 11:23 AM (KATBx)

129 What's a good travel destination (other than FL since I grew up going there regularly) within CONUS these days? It has been forever (2017, I think) since my fam had a real vacation.
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Youngest kidlet and sorority sisters rented an RV and spent a few days in Arkansas. They had a great time (of course, they stopped in other states) and thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere. I snorfled at how a few of the young women were amazed that the bookstores were so 'sophisticated', but I thought it was a good trip for them all.

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 12, 2022 11:24 AM (MIKMs)

130 I am personally shocked that satire hasn't made a raging comeback in the last couple years. The environment is ripe for it.
Posted by: squid_hunt at January 12, 2022 11:22 AM (Ectld)
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Two words: Cancel culture. Other than Babylon Bee, who's producing quality satire these days? Sure you can find endless memes written by nobodies, but where are the cultural revolutionaries pushing back against this nonsense?

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 12, 2022 11:24 AM (YIVH2)

131 108 the truth fucks with their victim status. This is often the case.

Posted by: CN at January 12, 2022 11:24 AM (ONvIw)

132 121 "He's an expert. I must be too dumb to figure it out. He's obviously right because he's an expert."

I am personally shocked that satire hasn't made a raging comeback in the last couple years. The environment is ripe for it.
Posted by: squid_hunt at January 12, 2022 11:22 AM (Ectld)

Too indistinguishable from reality.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at January 12, 2022 11:24 AM (z5Vrg)

133 Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 12, 2022 11:20 AM (DU+/6)

Afghanistan is an outlier in a region of outliers.

The Afghans have no respect for human life, they have embraced the most brutal aspects of Islam, they are incredibly tribal, and see the outside world as active enemies.

They like the chaos of conquest, because it allows them to unleash their most savage instincts.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 12, 2022 11:24 AM (Q9lwr)

134 >>Yeah, whether "nation building" could work in a primitive land is an open question. The British have a mixed track record in the Middle East and Central Asia, and much of their gain was lost later. Iran is an example. It went from a fairly modern state to the nightmare it is now quite quickly once the Ayatollah took it over and imposed his will with an iron fist.

That's because they changed their original model which helped create the greatest empire in the modern world.

You don't just import ideas, you import people to implement your ideas in a new colony and manage it. It worked in areas as diverse as the US, Australia and India. It only stops working when you lose the will or the means to keep imposing your will.

You know who else is really good at colonialism? Communists. They don't tend to lose their nerve or focus and don't worry about the niceties. They just crush opposition.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 12, 2022 11:24 AM (ZLI7S)

135 "Where" in Tennessee is important.
Posted by: kraken at January 12, 2022 11:23 AM (6Je/Q)



East Tennessee > Central Tennessee > West Tennessee

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 12, 2022 11:25 AM (yQpMk)

136 What have the Romans ever done for us?

Posted by: Biff Pocoroba at January 12, 2022 11:25 AM (YFAIE)

137 As a Brit, let me assure you we don't get a break on the anti-colonialism nonsense. Just google "Peter Hitchens Rhodes"

Posted by: PoliticalMcGuffin at January 12, 2022 11:25 AM (md5vd)

138 I am thinking about Tennessee since I have only really driven through. I kinda wonder what there is to see in the other red states. I might do SD, but only in August!

Posted by: Catherine

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Mount Rushmore is a must-see if you haven't been yet.

ProTip: See it before the sculpted faces are replaced with Mao, Stalin, Hitler, Pol Pot, and Fauci.

Posted by: ShainS -- Beware the Branch Covidians at January 12, 2022 11:25 AM (9hQ2U)

139 Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 12, 2022 11:15 AM (DU+/6)

CS Lewis was defending "mere" Christianity from the many variants pointing out that to modify "Christianity" the adherents to the modified version were making up their own version of Christ and worshipping their made-up god. At least that's how I understood it.

I think this also ties into the argument for the "rectification of words" that Confucius advocated. Long overdue.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at January 12, 2022 11:25 AM (fs1hN)

140 Actually, the French are having a big problem with the concept of "colonialism" in their own "sphere of influence", too. With activists spouting slogans like "France doesn't belong to the French".

Of course, French postmodernists contributed to this whole academic line of thinking, so no matter how much Macron tries to blame this activism on American universities, it's not all American.

South Africa is getting real goofy with this "colonialism" thing, too.

Posted by: KT at January 12, 2022 11:25 AM (0ghg2)

141 135 "Where" in Tennessee is important.
Posted by: kraken at January 12, 2022 11:23 AM (6Je/Q)


East Tennessee > Central Tennessee > West Tennessee
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 12, 2022 11:25 AM (yQpMk)

Then there's Memphis. And Chattanooga.

Posted by: kraken at January 12, 2022 11:26 AM (6Je/Q)

142 There are Schools with Colonial names as mascots. And after a brief search, some schools calling to shed their oppressive moniker.

Posted by: Rex B at January 12, 2022 11:26 AM (eFXb/)

143 Our founders had a history of representative government all the way back to Magna Carta; and cultural foundation back to Ancient Greece.

The Afghans and etc. trace their cultural lineage through an unbroken line of theological autocracy and tribal warfare.

We can't overcome millennia of chaos with purple thumbs.

Posted by: Lurking Cynic at January 12, 2022 11:26 AM (RS9ZG)

144 Was watching a pair of birds from the kitchen window. Perched vertically on the trunk of a palm tree, pecking for insects, like flickers do. But these guys were smallish, about robin sized, brown heads, black tails, and their backs and wings strikingly black and white zebra-striped.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 12, 2022 11:27 AM (P3gRi)

145 They like the chaos of conquest, because it allows them to unleash their most savage instincts.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 12, 2022 11:24 AM (Q9lwr)
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Certainly possible. Afghanistan is also the linchpin of Central Asia and has known more or less constant war, as everyone in the world fights over it. It's called "The Great Game" for a reason, and no one ever wins it.

Afghanistan is likely unwinnable. For anyone. Even for themselves.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 12, 2022 11:27 AM (DU+/6)

146 Chattanooga is alright. I learned to hang glide off Lookout Mountain.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 12, 2022 11:27 AM (yQpMk)

147 I personally am over Afghanistan. Or any stan. Or any muzzie country.

Posted by: kraken at January 12, 2022 11:27 AM (6Je/Q)

148 Ha! They're really going to do it.

(CNN) Hillary Clinton is perfectly positioned to step into the breach created by an unpopular Joe Biden...

https://tinyurl.com/2p9bhzb4

Posted by: t-bird at January 12, 2022 11:27 AM (9Fwwf)

149 Besides colonization, Leftists wanted to woke Afghanistan, anyone could have told them it won't work

Posted by: Skip's Phone at January 12, 2022 11:27 AM (V9UAC)

150 I am personally shocked that satire hasn't made a raging comeback in the last couple years. The environment is ripe for it.
Posted by: squid_hunt at January 12, 2022 11:22 AM (Ectld)
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There is one side that doesn't just want to gibe what they see as the failings of their social targets. They want them gone or dead.

That's why satire tends on the conservative side these days.

Posted by: Axeman at January 12, 2022 11:27 AM (XHhHI)

151 Hey irongrampa!

Posted by: SMH at God's mercy at January 12, 2022 11:28 AM (dhhKu)

152 Mount Rushmore is a must-see if you haven't been yet.

ProTip: See it before the sculpted faces are replaced with Mao, Stalin, Hitler, Pol Pot, and Fauci.
Posted by: ShainS -- Beware the Branch Covidians at January 12, 2022 11:25 AM (9hQ2U)


I think we're going to do that this year for our anniversary trip. We really wanted to go to Spain last year for our 30th, but that didn't happen and looks like it won't anytime soon.

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 12, 2022 11:28 AM (Ez6QX)

153 Our family also does the "rent an RV" thing.

It is a blast with kids! My wife was not a camping person. After a few RV trips, she wanted to buy one!

IMHO, renting >> buying unless you will use the RV frequently.

You can reserve your RV right now (at cheaper rates) if you know your vacation dates. (Don't know how COVID has changed things though.)

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at January 12, 2022 11:28 AM (tkyK5)

154 Them imposing their values is "progress". Ours promoting ours is "colonialism".

Posted by: Brother Tim has nothing much to say, lately at January 12, 2022 11:29 AM (OUMaO)

155 Where did I read that the Founders felt that the USA's Constitution would only be appropriate for a Christian Nation?
All the 'Stans do not qualify and never will.

Caliphate is an undeniably chilling look at what the EU has to look forward to...

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at January 12, 2022 11:29 AM (RWv+/)

156 "Where" in Tennessee is important.
Posted by: kraken at January 12, 2022 11:23 AM (6Je/Q)

I recommend Walking in Memphis.

Posted by: Marc Cohn, who still does it but packs heat at January 12, 2022 11:29 AM (MFphb)

157 Turn Christian and Mormon missonaries loose on them. Basically enslave all who do not convert. For a start.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 12, 2022 11:15 AM (P3gRi)


Hate to break it to you, but it is impossible to become a Christian by coercion. I don't know about Mormonism.

Posted by: Emmie at January 12, 2022 11:29 AM (6RgRK)

158 148 Ha! They're really going to do it.

(CNN) Hillary Clinton is perfectly positioned to step into the breach created by an unpopular Joe Biden...

https://tinyurl.com/2p9bhzb4
Posted by: t-bird at January 12, 2022 11:27 AM (9Fwwf)

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1) Admitting that Joe is unpopular is interesting, an important early step in creating distance between the Democratic Party and...their standard bearer.

2) Ignoring Kamala is fucking hilarious, but not quite as hilarious as looking to Hillary Clinton as a savior.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 12, 2022 11:29 AM (LvTSG)

159 You want colonialism? Fly illegals into red states.

Posted by: t-bird at January 12, 2022 11:29 AM (9Fwwf)

160 I am personally shocked that satire hasn't made a raging comeback in the last couple years. The environment is ripe for it.
Posted by: squid_hunt at January 12, 2022 11:22 AM (Ectld)
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There is a comedian that shows up on Gutfeld, that I thought would be great at delivering the satire we needed. He was a runner-up I think on some comedian search show. He had a great delivery like an idiot savant. It looks like he got fat and possibly lazy and missed out on his chance.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at January 12, 2022 11:29 AM (fs1hN)

161 Also not colonialism: tens of millions of Mexicans, Guatemalans, el Salvadorans, etc., coming illegally into the U.S., illegally taking jobs here, illegally accessing multiple welfare programs and ripping off U.S. taxpayers to the tune of hundred of billions of dollars a year.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at January 12, 2022 11:30 AM (k4dH2)

162 IMHO, renting >> buying unless you will use the RV frequently.

You can reserve your RV right now (at cheaper rates) if you know your vacation dates. (Don't know how COVID has changed things though.)
Posted by: Pillage Idiot at January 12, 2022


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Talk to your bank about a loan so you can buy gasoline later this year.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 12, 2022 11:30 AM (txdEq)

163 Don't start with me.

Posted by: The Colonial Athletic Association at January 12, 2022 11:30 AM (jYQlA)

164 OT but Drove past the local urgent care facility near the house. Parking lot is overflowing.

*

Guarantee it's healthy people needing tests for work or school.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 12, 2022 11:23 AM (6K3w/)
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When I put on my Hunter/Gatherer coat and go looking for coffee, I see the same thing in the parking lot where I find Mrs D's lattes. The line if frequently out the door with a dozen or so standing there.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 12, 2022 11:30 AM (axyOa)

165 Certainly possible. Afghanistan is also the linchpin of Central Asia and has known more or less constant war, as everyone in the world fights over it. It's called "The Great Game" for a reason, and no one ever wins it.

Afghanistan is likely unwinnable. For anyone. Even for themselves.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)


To quote the classic: A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

Posted by: Brother Tim has nothing much to say, lately at January 12, 2022 11:30 AM (OUMaO)

166 Colonialism, imperialism

One can add a related term, 'hegemony". All three are different modes of the same goal- the enrichment of the dominant country. They differ in terms of the degree (time, geography and intensity) of the commitment.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 12, 2022 11:30 AM (m45I2)

167 I lived in Memphis, TN back in the mid-late 80's. It hadn't totally devolved into a shithole, but was well on it's way. The music scene was still thriving as was the BBQ scene. Smoky Mountains are worthwhile in the fall or spring.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 12, 2022 11:30 AM (BFigT)

168 "South Africa is getting real goofy with this "colonialism" thing, too."

They might have a point if they didn't have to keep inviting the whites back to run the country every time they stage a revolution.

Posted by: squid_hunt at January 12, 2022 11:30 AM (Ectld)

169
I snorfled at how a few of the young women were amazed that the bookstores were so 'sophisticated', but I thought it was a good trip for them all.
Posted by: mustbequantum


What makes a bookstore "sophisticated?"

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 12, 2022 11:31 AM (63Dwl)

170 Hate to break it to you, but it is impossible to become a Christian by coercion.
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This is true.

You either follow Christ or you don't.

He doesn't force you to follow Him.

Posted by: SMH at God's mercy at January 12, 2022 11:31 AM (dhhKu)

171 >>Where did I read that the Founders felt that the USA's Constitution would only be appropriate for a Christian Nation?

You read it from John Adams.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 12, 2022 11:31 AM (ZLI7S)

172 Hate to break it to you, but it is impossible to become a Christian by coercion. I don't know about Mormonism.
Posted by: Emmie at January 12, 2022 11:29 AM (6RgRK)

You don't coerce them into becoming Christian, you coerce them out of being muslim. It worked for Cortez.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 12, 2022 11:31 AM (P3gRi)

173 161 Not to mention the billions that we send their corrupt (yeah, like ours is any better...) governments every year so they don't do anything like possibly taking responsibility for their own affairs.

Posted by: Erik In Texas at January 12, 2022 11:31 AM (2siSk)

174 171 >>Where did I read that the Founders felt that the USA's Constitution would only be appropriate for a Christian Nation?

You read it from John Adams.
Posted by: JackStraw at January 12, 2022 11:31 AM (ZLI7S)

========

I refer to him as His Rotundity.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 12, 2022 11:31 AM (LvTSG)

175 "Where" in Tennessee is important.
Posted by: kraken at January 12, 2022 11:23AM
*
I recommend Walking in Memphis.
Posted by: Marc Cohn, who still does it but packs heat at January 12, 2022


***
As somebody pointed out earlier today, Memphis glories in the nickname "Mogadishu on the Mississippi." (I contend that Noo Awlins has the better and older claim)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 12, 2022 11:32 AM (txdEq)

176 What makes a bookstore "sophisticated?"

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 12, 2022 11:31 AM (63Dwl)
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No Covid.

Posted by: Axeman at January 12, 2022 11:32 AM (XHhHI)

177 144 Was watching a pair of birds from the kitchen window. Perched vertically on the trunk of a palm tree, pecking for insects, like flickers do. But these guys were smallish, about robin sized, brown heads, black tails, and their backs and wings strikingly black and white zebra-striped.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 12, 2022 11:27 AM


Palm trees in Alberta? Global warming is real and it is fabulous!**

** Direct quote from the new NASA director appointed by the Biden administration.

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at January 12, 2022 11:32 AM (tkyK5)

178 I might do SD, but only in August!
Posted by: Catherine at January 12, 2022 11:18 AM (Qb5mb)


So you can catch the Sturgis biker rally?

Posted by: Emmie at January 12, 2022 11:32 AM (6RgRK)

179 Have you seen or heard these kids lately? It's a valid fear for them.

I have no doubt that it is. When you enter the "real world" totally unprepared for everything that it entails, that's gotta be a slap in the face. Hate to say it but the "remedy" many of them have embraced is to eliminate the competition.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at January 12, 2022 11:32 AM (Xrfse)

180 Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at January 12, 2022 11:30 AM (k4dH2)

That's reparations for the sin of colonialism.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 12, 2022 11:32 AM (Q9lwr)

181 Talk to your bank about a loan so you can buy gasoline later this year.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

******

Or just rent the RV and park it in your driveway for 10 days. Pseudovacation.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 12, 2022 11:32 AM (m45I2)

182 110 Getting an alien society to conform to your values is going to take generations, and starts with cultivating the best and brightest of that society.


No, we want you to die!

Posted by: The Harvesters at January 12, 2022 11:32 AM (w9Wax)

183 Should have recommended travel to my home world of Northern AZ, especially the Grand Canyon if never seen in person (never gets old).

There are other sites like Sedona (unfortunately much of the charm lost over the past few decades owing to CA imports), the Navajo Reservation slot canyons near Page, the two big dams and lakes along the Colorado River, et. al.

Posted by: ShainS -- Beware the Branch Covidians at January 12, 2022 11:32 AM (ANssJ)

184 158 148 Ha! They're really going to do it.

(CNN) Hillary Clinton is perfectly positioned to step into the breach created by an unpopular Joe Biden...

https://tinyurl.com/2p9bhzb4
Posted by: t-bird at January 12, 2022 11:27 AM (9Fwwf)
--
Look for Team Obama to fight back by having Durham release something bad on Team Clinton.

Obamaworld will not tolerate a resurgence of Clintonworld.

Posted by: Revenant at January 12, 2022 11:33 AM (b9Gb2)

185
Afghanistan is likely unwinnable. For anyone. Even for themselves.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)


If you were to win it what would you get?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 12, 2022 11:33 AM (63Dwl)

186 I snorfled at how a few of the young women were amazed that the bookstores were so 'sophisticated', but I thought it was a good trip for them all.
Posted by: mustbequantum
*
What makes a bookstore "sophisticated?"
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 12, 2022


***
To them, copies of any book by Hilary Clinton. (To be expected in Arkansas, I guess.)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 12, 2022 11:33 AM (txdEq)

187 You don't coerce them into becoming Christian, you coerce them out of being muslim. It worked for Cortez.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 12, 2022 11:31 AM (P3gRi)


Thanks for the clarification.

Posted by: Emmie at January 12, 2022 11:33 AM (6RgRK)

188 ... Smoky Mountains are worthwhile in the fall or spring.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 12, 2022 11:30 AM (BFigT)
++++
One of the best things to do is drive the Blue Ridge Turnpike through North Carolina and down into Tennessee (Great Smokey Mountains National Park) in the Autumn. Sensational.

The downside is that you go out through Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge, which are tourist traps and often have very bad traffic.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 12, 2022 11:34 AM (DU+/6)

189 159 This plus build megamosques in Alabama

Posted by: CN at January 12, 2022 11:34 AM (ONvIw)

190 Things break on RV's. A lot.

Posted by: kraken at January 12, 2022 11:34 AM (6Je/Q)

191 Posted by: CN at January 12, 2022 11:22 AM (ONvIw)

Careful there CN, you might get reported to the federal dept of muz defense!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at January 12, 2022 11:34 AM (5gwjl)

192 Hate to break it to you, but it is impossible to become a Christian by coercion. I don't know about Mormonism.
Posted by: Emmie at January 12, 2022 11:29 AM (6RgRK)

You don't coerce them into becoming Christian, you coerce them out of being muslim. It worked for Cortez.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 12, 2022 11:31 AM


The old convert or die dilemma. The muslims used that in the Middle East during the Crusades when they captured Christians.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at January 12, 2022 11:34 AM (bVYXr)

193 *waves to kraken and CN*

Posted by: SMH at God's mercy at January 12, 2022 11:34 AM (dhhKu)

194 Heya SMH! Goodest morning to you.

Posted by: irongrampa at January 12, 2022 11:34 AM (KATBx)

195 If you were to win it what would you get?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 12, 2022 11:33 AM (63Dwl)
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Control of routes between Asia and Europe.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 12, 2022 11:35 AM (DU+/6)

196 "Hate to break it to you, but it is impossible to become a Christian by coercion."

At one time, being Christian was defined as 'getting baptized' so while you're technically right, not historically unknown to force people to become Christian.

Posted by: squid_hunt at January 12, 2022 11:35 AM (Ectld)

197 195 If you were to win it what would you get?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 12, 2022 11:33 AM (63Dwl)
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Control of routes between Asia and Europe.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 12, 2022 11:35 AM (DU+/6)

==========

*scribbles madly*
-Alexander the Great

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 12, 2022 11:35 AM (LvTSG)

198 Gettysburg

An example for Republican governors everywhen.

Bayonets!

Posted by: DaveA at January 12, 2022 11:35 AM (FhXTo)

199 162 IMHO, renting >> buying unless you will use the RV frequently.

You can reserve your RV right now (at cheaper rates) if you know your vacation dates. (Don't know how COVID has changed things though.)
Posted by: Pillage Idiot at January 12, 2022

***
Talk to your bank about a loan so you can buy gasoline later this year.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 12, 2022 11:30 AM


I am only planning to drive the RV downhill, so I will get awesome gas mileage.**

** Newly-minted college graduate with a degree in engineering education.

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at January 12, 2022 11:35 AM (tkyK5)

200 The downside is that you go out through Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge, which are tourist traps and often have very bad traffic.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 12, 2022


***
On the gripping hand, Pigeon Forge seems to think they invented the pancake. There are (or were in 200 a ton of pancake houses on the highway leading into Gatlinburg.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 12, 2022 11:35 AM (txdEq)

201 Emmie, Sturgis is on my "someday" list, but it's more about I have real issues with cold. In NW MO, I always say I thaw out in June. Brr.

Posted by: Catherine at January 12, 2022 11:35 AM (wzTRY)

202 ProTip: See it before the sculpted faces are replaced with Mao, Stalin, Hitler, Pol Pot, and Fauci.


You forgot Obama...

Posted by: Mookie at January 12, 2022 11:36 AM (u+Y3T)

203 Double speak goes great with milk.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 12, 2022 11:36 AM (OalnH)

204 Should have recommended travel to my home world of Northern AZ, especially the Grand Canyon if never seen in person (never gets old).

There are other sites like Sedona (unfortunately much of the charm lost over the past few decades owing to CA imports)...

Posted by: ShainS -- Beware the Branch Covidians at January 12, 2022 11:32 AM (ANssJ)

Northern AZ is one of my favorite places on earth.

Sedona is useful as a base, but damn, what a disappointment as an actual town.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 12, 2022 11:36 AM (Q9lwr)

205 If you were to win it what would you get?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 12, 2022 11:33 AM (63Dwl)

Rare earth minerals?
Nothing civilized though!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at January 12, 2022 11:36 AM (5gwjl)

206 193 *waves to kraken and CN*
Posted by: SMH at God's mercy at January 12, 2022 11:34 AM (dhhKu)

Waves back. Maranatha.

Posted by: kraken at January 12, 2022 11:36 AM (6Je/Q)

207 161 and the DOJ supports this, illegal immigration is a misdemeanor, not a real crime, h8er

Posted by: CN at January 12, 2022 11:36 AM (ONvIw)

208 193 Good morning!

Posted by: CN at January 12, 2022 11:37 AM (ONvIw)

209 I own a 5 year old travel trailer that I bought new. I can sell it today for more than I paid for it. The RV market is even more insane than the used car market.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 12, 2022 11:37 AM (OalnH)

210 Vermont is a beautiful state to visit but nobody goes there anymore, too many tourists.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 12, 2022 11:37 AM (ZLI7S)

211 ShainS, did the Grand Canyon and Tucson area for a wedding in 2012. Def the kind of area that needs to be seen in person. We could do that since it wasn't our wedding.

Posted by: Catherine at January 12, 2022 11:37 AM (wzTRY)

212 Should have recommended travel to my home world of Northern AZ, especially the Grand Canyon if never seen in person (never gets old).

Posted by: ShainS -- Beware the Branch Covidians at January 12, 2022 11:32 AM (ANssJ)


We were looking at doing that, but saw that you had to wear a mask OUTSIDE because it's a national park. Is that true?

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 12, 2022 11:37 AM (Ez6QX)

213 One of my co-workers just went in to talk to our boss. Face-diapered of course. He knocks, Boss says, "Hold" while he dons his Muzzle of Submission, then "Come in."

This ain't my planet, boss.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 12, 2022 11:38 AM (txdEq)

214 Vermont is a beautiful state to visit but nobody goes there anymore, too many tourists.
Posted by: JackStraw

*****

So Jack Straw's real identity is Yogi Berra!

Posted by: Muldoon at January 12, 2022 11:38 AM (m45I2)

215 Ha! They're really going to do it.
(CNN) Hillary Clinton is perfectly positioned to step into the breach created by an unpopular Joe Biden...
https://tinyurl.com/2p9bhzb4
Posted by: t-bird at January 12, 2022 11:27 AM (9Fwwf)

She's not "stepping" into anything, much less a breach.
Ain't this the same lady what needed tossing into a van, propped up against a bollard? Ain't this the same lady who slipped and slid down a flight of stairs, only saved by her assistants from assplanting all the way down?

She couldn't step into anything, and that was years ago. Maybe if they put her in a wheelchair and cover her legs with blankets she'll harken us back to the glory days of yesteryear, with its crushing poverty and hunger, and privation for everyone!
happy days are here again.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 12, 2022 11:38 AM (MFphb)

216 No Daddy! YOU'RE grounded!

Posted by: every Leftist ever at January 12, 2022 11:38 AM (cupoy)

217 Emmie, Sturgis is on my "someday" list, but it's more about I have real issues with cold. In NW MO, I always say I thaw out in June. Brr.
Posted by: Catherine at January 12, 2022 11:35 AM (wzTRY)


A friend of mine is big on the local comic scene here in the Pac NW. That is funny since he is only about 4'3" tall. Anyway, he and his buddies do Sturgis every year. Says it is the best show he does and has a blast doing it.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 12, 2022 11:38 AM (axyOa)

218 Lots on RV's are of dubious quality, although you can buy the Land Whales, for a fortune, which are basically little McMansions on wheels.

Posted by: kraken at January 12, 2022 11:38 AM (6Je/Q)

219 > Things break on RV's. A lot.

No shit. It's why I've never bought one. Or a boat.

Neighbor once had a travel trailer. He was always fixing something on it. Always. Then he got an RV bus thing. It stranded them at least 3 times in 2 years. And was in the shop every month for something broken.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 12, 2022 11:39 AM (BFigT)

220 Afghanistan is likely unwinnable. For anyone. Even for themselves.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)

If you were to win it what would you get?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 12, 2022 11:33 AM (63Dwl)

--------

$80 billion in 2021-era U.S. military equipment and all the 1980s-era Man-Portable Rocket Launchers and Stinger Missiles you can carry.

Posted by: ShainS -- Beware the Branch Covidians at January 12, 2022 11:39 AM (/5KmD)

221 Delightful

Inflation Jumps 7 Percent Annually in December, Fastest Pace Since 1982

https://bityl.co/ATLm

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 12, 2022 11:39 AM (yQpMk)

222 Nailed it!

Posted by: SOMEASSHOLESTOLEMYPEN at January 12, 2022 11:39 AM (ytSiK)

223 One of my co-workers just went in to talk to our boss. Face-diapered of course. He knocks, Boss says, "Hold" while he dons his Muzzle of Submission, then "Come in."

This ain't my planet, boss.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 12, 2022 11:38 AM (txdEq)


Happens literally all day every day here.

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 12, 2022 11:39 AM (Ez6QX)

224 221 Delightful

Inflation Jumps 7 Percent Annually in December, Fastest Pace Since 1982

https://bityl.co/ATLm
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 12, 2022 11:39 AM (yQpMk)

==========

Just pump more money into the overall supply to fix it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 12, 2022 11:39 AM (LvTSG)

225 138. But...but..Trump is Hitler, and we must stop him or he'll kill us

Posted by: CN at January 12, 2022 11:39 AM (ONvIw)

226 This bikini brunette is not a colonist:
https://is.gd/xZr7el

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 12, 2022 11:40 AM (DU+/6)

227 190 Things break on RV's. A lot.

Posted by: kraken at January 12, 2022 11:34 AM


I am pretty sure that the auto workers that were fired from their union jobs for gross incompetence, have all been hired by the manufacturers that make RVs.

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at January 12, 2022 11:40 AM (tkyK5)

228 From last thread:

Demographic group with the lowest vaccination rate is blacks.

I checked latest PA stats...just under 40% AA population fully vaxxed. Adult age range

Posted by: kallistx at January 12, 2022 11:41 AM (DJFLF)

229 In the same way that "democracy" is usually used by the left to mean "the Democrat Party", "colonialism" is used to mean "middle-class Americans".

The cited "Decolonize the Climate" sign gives the entire game away: the goal is neo-feudalism where there is no middle class, only the elites and the serfs. And the serfs don't get cars or electricity.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 12, 2022 11:41 AM (ZGrMX)

230 I'm 10 days post-coof positive test. When does the severe illness and death start?

Posted by: Mookie at January 12, 2022 11:41 AM (u+Y3T)

231 I was a lieutenant Colonial when I resigned my Army commission.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 12, 2022 11:41 AM (m45I2)

232 209. RVs are becoming " tiny houses".

Posted by: CN at January 12, 2022 11:41 AM (ONvIw)

233 What does " fully vaxxed" even mean anymore?

Posted by: kraken at January 12, 2022 11:41 AM (6Je/Q)

234 After Progressive breakfast lunch and dinner there is BOHICA!

Grab your ankles. They never get tired of BOHICA.
Then you'll need your anti-virals.
Oh joy in libtardland.

Posted by: torabora at January 12, 2022 11:42 AM (TYS2T)

235 What makes a bookstore "sophisticated?"
=====

Apparently, for the girls there were Obama, Clinton, and other well-known leftists, as well as 'heavier' ancient classics. The impression I got was that some of the girls were surprised that Southerners could read at all.

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 12, 2022 11:42 AM (MIKMs)

236 No shit. It's why I've never bought one. Or a boat.

Neighbor once had a travel trailer. He was always fixing something on it. Always. Then he got an RV bus thing. It stranded them at least 3 times in 2 years. And was in the shop every month for something broken.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 12, 2022 11:39 AM (BFigT)

___

Eh. I have a boat and an RV. Yeah things break. And you fix them. It's really no big deal. For my RV, I pay about $500ish a year on maintenance, which includes winterizing and summerizing. With the boat, about $1000-1500 a year.

But the way people mythologize this stuff it's as if you're spending $100K a year or something.

Same with a pool. I've lived in a house with a pool about 1/2 my life. I love it. But then I always read about how pools are such a HUUUUUUUUGE pain in the ass. And I'm like, how? who? what? huh? I spend 20 minutes a week fucking around with the ph balance and cleaning the filters. And that's about the extent of my effort.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 12, 2022 11:42 AM (OalnH)

237 "Hate to break it to you, but it is impossible to become a Christian by coercion."
At one time, being Christian was defined as 'getting baptized' so while you're technically right, not historically unknown to force people to become Christian.
Posted by: squid_hunt at January 12, 2022 11:35 AM (Ectld)

I'm reminded of All in the Family where Archie was explaining to Meathead how we made the Indians civilized.
"They held their heads underwater until they saw God."

Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 12, 2022 11:43 AM (MFphb)

238 >>So Jack Straw's real identity is Yogi Berra!

I do love pic a nic baskets.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 12, 2022 11:43 AM (ZLI7S)

239 Lots on RV's are of dubious quality, although you can buy the Land Whales, for a fortune, which are basically little McMansions on wheels.

"McMansion" is another term used by the elites to indicate their disdain for the middle class.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 12, 2022 11:43 AM (ZGrMX)

240 235. Where were these dreadful children from?

Posted by: CN at January 12, 2022 11:43 AM (ONvIw)

241 Mini-MooMoo cracks me up.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 12, 2022 11:44 AM (yQpMk)

242
Years ago we went to a small town bar in Canada for standup night. The first up was a typical standup, not great but good. The second was a ventriloquist with a foul mouthed dummy. The actual ventriloquist said about 4 words mostly trying to stop the flood of insults from the dummy who did all the talking. It was like something from the Twilight Zone. The audience ate it up especially the shots at Quebec. On the way out the neighbor said "the little wooden guy was pretty funny " Thats Joe Biden; The little wooden guy.

Posted by: Senor Coffee at January 12, 2022 11:44 AM (iSbhf)

243
I am only planning to drive the RV downhill, so I will get awesome gas mileage.**

** Newly-minted college graduate with a degree in engineering education.
Posted by: Pillage Idiot

Yup, 3mpg downhill with 40mph tailwind.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at January 12, 2022 11:44 AM (RWv+/)

244 Demographic group with the lowest vaccination rate is blacks.

I checked latest PA stats...just under 40% AA population fully vaxxed. Adult age range
Posted by: kallistx
___

Being half&half, I think I'll count myself as black in this case, because I will never, evereverever, get the jab.

I have no idea what the count is here in IL.

Posted by: SMH at God's mercy at January 12, 2022 11:44 AM (dhhKu)

245 >>Eh. I have a boat and an RV. Yeah things break. And you fix them. It's really no big deal. For my RV, I pay about $500ish a year on maintenance, which includes winterizing and summerizing. With the boat, about $1000-1500 a year.

heh

Depends on the boat and where and how you use it.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 12, 2022 11:44 AM (ZLI7S)

246 This bikini brunette is not a colonist:
https://is.gd/xZr7el
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 12, 2022 11:40 AM (DU+/6)

Maybe not, but she's a stranger in paradise....with a great rack

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Lawful Good is Not Lawful Perfect at January 12, 2022 11:44 AM (XvPQV)

247 He knocks, Boss says, "Hold" while he dons his Muzzle of Submission, then "Come in."


**

So all of the particles that were floating in the air immediately dropped to the floor when he put the mask on?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 12, 2022 11:44 AM (6K3w/)

248 230 I'm 10 days post-coof positive test. When does the severe illness and death start?

Posted by: Mookie at January 12, 2022 11:41 AM


I am pretty sure you are already dead, like Bruce Willis' character in the "Sixth Sense".

Fauci said so - so that makes it true!

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at January 12, 2022 11:45 AM (tkyK5)

249 Inflation absolutely effed the nuclear sub commander peanut farmer.

Will it sink the grifting pedo Brandon?

Posted by: torabora at January 12, 2022 11:45 AM (TYS2T)

250 239 Absolutely correct

Posted by: CN at January 12, 2022 11:45 AM (ONvIw)

251 What does " fully vaxxed" even mean anymore?
Posted by: kraken at January 12, 2022 11:41 AM (6Je/Q)

It's brass ring that you can never catch. So don't even bother trying.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 12, 2022 11:45 AM (P3gRi)

252 Do you have enough? Are you sure?

Posted by: Colonial Penn Life Insurance at January 12, 2022 11:45 AM (4I/2K)

253 There are laws that vary from state to state regarding the length of the RV and the vehicle being towed behind it.

Posted by: kraken at January 12, 2022 11:45 AM (6Je/Q)

254 He knocks, Boss says, "Hold" while he dons his Muzzle of Submission, then "Come in."

**

Also does he have a doorknob or any surfaces that are touched?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 12, 2022 11:45 AM (6K3w/)

255 246 Maybe not, but she's a stranger in paradise....with a great rack
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Lawful Good is Not Lawful Perfect at January 12, 2022 11:44 AM (XvPQV)

==========

The arm squish makes accurate reading of the rack all but impossible.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 12, 2022 11:45 AM (LvTSG)

256 I'm reminded of All in the Family where Archie was explaining to Meathead how we made the Indians civilized.
"They held their heads underwater until they saw God."
___

LOL

Posted by: SMH at God's mercy at January 12, 2022 11:45 AM (dhhKu)

257 Depends on the boat and where and how you use it.
Posted by: JackStraw at January 12, 2022 11:44 AM (ZLI7S)
++++
BOAT: Break Out Another Thousand
Boat: A hole in the water in which you throw money
Two best days of a boat owner's life: the day he buys the boat and the day he sells it

Those are the only ones I know. I am sure there are others.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 12, 2022 11:46 AM (DU+/6)

258 All the substitute COBs need to have a monkey on file in case of emergencies. We need monkeys in the morning. I can picture Mr. Mannix having an Orangutan in a smoking jacket holding a pipe.

Posted by: Mishdog at January 12, 2022 11:46 AM (/VWLE)

259 Eh. I have a boat and an RV. Yeah things break. And you fix them. It's really no big deal. For my RV, I pay about $500ish a year on maintenance, which includes winterizing and summerizing. With the boat, about $1000-1500 a year.

But the way people mythologize this stuff it's as if you're spending $100K a year or something.


It's the same as with cars. People refuse to do regular maintenance and then are shocked and horrified when something expensive breaks.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 12, 2022 11:46 AM (ZGrMX)

260 I liked when that State Dept. broad showed those muzzie savage broads pictures from some sodomite "artist".

If looks could kill...

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 12, 2022 11:46 AM (Xe+Zn)

261 Two best days of a boat owner's life: the day he buys the boat and the day he sells it

**

That's always been my favorite.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 12, 2022 11:46 AM (6K3w/)

262 She's not "stepping" into anything, much less a breach.
Ain't this the same lady what needed tossing into a van, propped up against a bollard? Ain't this the same lady who slipped and slid down a flight of stairs, only saved by her assistants from assplanting all the way down?

She couldn't step into anything, and that was years ago. Maybe if they put her in a wheelchair and cover her legs with blankets she'll harken us back to the glory days of yesteryear, with its crushing poverty and hunger, and privation for everyone!
happy days are here again.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 12, 2022 11:38 AM (MFphb)

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"You have nothing to sneer but sneer itself. Forget a chicken in every pot ... there's a deplorable under every rock!"

Posted by: ShainS -- Beware the Branch Covidians at January 12, 2022 11:46 AM (/5KmD)

263 RVs are becoming " tiny houses".
Posted by: CN at January 12, 2022 11:41 AM (ONvIw)

I saw a video the other day about the Eartmover. It's a super luxurious and rugged customized camper van. It retails for $650;000

Posted by: N.L. Urker, resolved to lurking at January 12, 2022 11:47 AM (eGTCV)

264 What does " fully vaxxed" even mean anymore?
Posted by: kraken at January 12, 2022 11:41 AM (6Je/Q)
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Your shoulder looks like a junkie's forearm.

Posted by: Axeman at January 12, 2022 11:47 AM (XHhHI)

265 "fully vaxxed" is something I will never be.

Already had my Covid infection in '20 (both of us, actually, both recovered nicely).

I'm all through with the masking, social distancing and paranoia.

Posted by: irongrampa at January 12, 2022 11:47 AM (KATBx)

266 All the substitute COBs need to have a monkey on file in case of emergencies. We need monkeys in the morning. I can picture Mr. Mannix having an Orangutan in a smoking jacket holding a pipe.
Posted by: Mishdog at January 12, 2022 11:46 AM (/VWLE)
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Heh. Thanks, but it would be much more grotesque.
G'Rump proposed the proboscis monkey.
https://bityl.co/ATKe

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 12, 2022 11:47 AM (DU+/6)

267 I grew up on Colonial St.

I wonder if they'll be forced to change it.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 12, 2022 11:47 AM (njfCw)

268 239 Lots on RV's are of dubious quality, although you can buy the Land Whales, for a fortune, which are basically little McMansions on wheels.

"McMansion" is another term used by the elites to indicate their disdain for the middle class.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 12, 2022 11:43 AM


Yep. We should strive to be better grifters like the Obamas and get a REAL mansion!

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at January 12, 2022 11:47 AM (tkyK5)

269 Mini-McMansions colonize the highway.

Posted by: torabora at January 12, 2022 11:47 AM (TYS2T)

270 239 Lots on RV's are of dubious quality, although you can buy the Land Whales, for a fortune, which are basically little McMansions on wheels.

"McMansion" is another term used by the elites to indicate their disdain for the middle class.
Posted by: Ian S. at January 12, 2022 11:43 AM (ZGrMX)

This.

On the other hand, I will say when I think of McMansion, a particular 'style' of house is pictured. A compact and dense (even if large) multistory house that has a tendency to look exactly like the one next to it. I have never liked this style.

I prefer the rambling ranch style house.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 12, 2022 11:47 AM (dNqv+)

271 Depends on the boat and where and how you use it.
Posted by: JackStraw at January 12, 2022 11:44 AM (ZLI7S)

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Between May and Sept I use several times a week. The really high end ones, I guess are more expensive or the 40 foot yachts. But for the 20-25 foot boat power boat, that cost is pretty typical.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 12, 2022 11:47 AM (OalnH)

272 Although, squid_hunt's recommendation is damn good. Now I am torn between which I will use if I get another Rant in the future.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 12, 2022 11:47 AM (DU+/6)

273 It's amusing to me how some people feel the need to constantly tell everyone how much stuff they have. "Oh, my boat and my RV and my pool and my cabin and my beach house...."

Whatever. I find it boring and avoid those people.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 12, 2022 11:47 AM (XpMSh)

274 >>BOAT: Break Out Another Thousand
Boat: A hole in the water in which you throw money
Two best days of a boat owner's life: the day he buys the boat and the day he sells it

>>Those are the only ones I know. I am sure there are others.

Sailboat Racing: Standing in a cold shower tearing up $100 bills

Although that one is dated. Needs larger denominations today.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 12, 2022 11:48 AM (ZLI7S)

275 Long but hilarious
Would be great for the pet thread

https://www.boredpanda.com/vitamix-cats-box/

Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser at January 12, 2022 11:48 AM (lCui1)

276 Offtopic, to be sure, but, didnt that Mr. Black fella try to frame Kyle by helping the prosecution pin Kyle with a weapons charge, as well? And didnt he also try to say that Kyle stole the gun so he could shoot some protesters? If thats the case, how is Black getting less than a wristslap a positive thing at all? Seems to me that he is a bit of a scoundrel

Posted by: Theskepticalschnauzer aka Lonebadger at January 12, 2022 11:48 AM (h+7ej)

277
Doublespeak. It's what's for breakfast.


It's de rigueur for second breakfast!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 12, 2022 11:49 AM (pNxlR)

278 "What does " fully vaxxed" even mean anymore?"


To the NCAA it now means having a couple shots or previously having Covid. Gotta keep that sweet basketball money rolling in.

Posted by: lowandslow at January 12, 2022 11:49 AM (4thlk)

279 The arm squish makes accurate reading of the rack all but impossible.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 12, 2022 11:45 AM (LvTSG)

I'm willing to do more research

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Lawful Good is Not Lawful Perfect at January 12, 2022 11:49 AM (XvPQV)

280 Being half&half, I think I'll count myself as black in this case, because I will never, evereverever, get the jab.

Based on the media's treatment of Barry Obama and Megan Markle, half & halfs are the most black, or bestest black, or something like that.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 12, 2022 11:49 AM (ZGrMX)

281 276. We like people who frame others

Posted by: DOJ at January 12, 2022 11:49 AM (ONvIw)

282 Whatever. I find it boring and avoid those people.
Posted by: nurse ratched at January 12, 2022 11:47 AM (XpMSh)

Pride in ownership is not a bad thing- in of itself.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 12, 2022 11:49 AM (dNqv+)

283 Emmie, Sturgis is on my "someday" list, but it's more about I have real issues with cold. In NW MO, I always say I thaw out in June. Brr.
Posted by: Catherine at January 12, 2022 11:35 AM (wzTRY)

A friend of mine is big on the local comic scene here in the Pac NW. That is funny since he is only about 4'3" tall. Anyway, he and his buddies do Sturgis every year. Says it is the best show he does and has a blast doing it.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 12, 2022 11:38 AM (axyOa)

I did it 10 years in a row. Its a serious blast. Its not so much "sturgis", but all the stuff around it. Mt Rushmore, crazy horse monument, devils tower, needles highway, spearfish canyon, etc. All are must see, and are all pretty short drives, but amazing scenery. Back when I was doing it I called it the land that time forgot.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 12, 2022 11:49 AM (VwHCD)

284 It's the same as with cars. People refuse to do regular maintenance and then are shocked and horrified when something expensive breaks.
Posted by: Ian S. at January 12, 2022 11:46 AM (ZGrMX)

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Exactly!

I mean hell, a boat's engine is nothing magical. Change the oil, belts, hoses, etc on schedule and make sure it never freezes. They'll last forever.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 12, 2022 11:49 AM (OalnH)

285 Before the Conquistadors arrived how did the natives drag their shit around?

They didn't have horses or roads.
How could they raid and enslave their neighbors?

Posted by: torabora at January 12, 2022 11:49 AM (TYS2T)

286 "McMansion" is another term used by the elites to indicate their disdain for the middle class.
Posted by: Ian S. at January 12, 2022 11:43 AM (ZGrMX)

Well, I am scarcely "elite", and I use the term "McMansion" to describe a honkin' big house on a postage-stamp lot, jammed in cheek-by-jowl in a development with other honkin' big houses on postage-stamp lots.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 12, 2022 11:49 AM (P3gRi)

287 how is Black getting less than a wristslap a positive thing at all?


He will just disappear now. Which is fine by me.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 12, 2022 11:50 AM (yQpMk)

288 I'm 10 days post-coof positive test. When does the severe illness and death start?
Posted by: Mookie at January 12, 2022 11:41 AM (u+Y3T)



I'm 28 days out myself. I'll let you know when I snuff it.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at January 12, 2022 11:50 AM (ZSK0i)

289 It's the same as with cars. People refuse to do regular maintenance and then are shocked and horrified when something expensive breaks.
Posted by: Ian S. at January 12, 2022 11:46 AM (ZGrMX)
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I am borderline fanatical about car maintenance. I want mechanically sound cars that last a long time.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 12, 2022 11:50 AM (DU+/6)

290 279 The arm squish makes accurate reading of the rack all but impossible.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 12, 2022 11:45 AM (LvTSG)

I'm willing to do more research
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Lawful Good is Not Lawful Perfect at January 12, 2022 11:49 AM (XvPQV)

=========

I do not discourage the pursuit of science, but I do demand that the scientific method be followed. The hypothesis is that she has a great rack, but evidence given is lacking.

More evidence must be gathered. You will be doing this for science.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 12, 2022 11:50 AM (LvTSG)

291 258 All the substitute COBs need to have a monkey on file in case of emergencies. We need monkeys in the morning. I can picture Mr. Mannix having an Orangutan in a smoking jacket holding a pipe.

Posted by: Mishdog at January 12, 2022 11:46 AM (/VWLE)

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Seconded. After all, the HQ is the home of Trump's mythological "Gorilla TV" channel.

Posted by: ShainS -- Beware the Branch Covidians at January 12, 2022 11:50 AM (/5KmD)

292 Well, I am scarcely "elite", and I use the term "McMansion" to describe a honkin' big house on a postage-stamp lot, jammed in cheek-by-jowl in a development with other honkin' big houses on postage-stamp lots.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 12, 2022 11:49 AM (P3gRi)

Yeah, this too. Big house, tiny yard. I like trees (even if they are a pain in the ass.)

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 12, 2022 11:51 AM (dNqv+)

293 Inflation Jumps 7 Percent Annually in December, Fastest Pace Since 1982

7%, my ass. The dollar is tied to gasoline, in my opinion.

Posted by: t-bird at January 12, 2022 11:51 AM (DMQdU)

294 230 I'm 10 days post-coof positive test. When does the severe illness and death start?
Posted by: Mookie


Tap, tap, tap...

Posted by: The Grim Reaper at January 12, 2022 11:51 AM (w9Wax)

295 On the other hand, I will say when I think of McMansion, a particular 'style' of house is pictured. A compact and dense (even if large) multistory house that has a tendency to look exactly like the one next to it. I have never liked this style.

A lot of them are ugly or uninspired or derivative, but there's a strong element of "know your place" the way it's been used in the media.

This crosses over with recent media bleatings that a preference for classical architecture is racist.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 12, 2022 11:51 AM (ZGrMX)

296 #284

A boat is a hole in the water that colonializes the water.

Posted by: torabora at January 12, 2022 11:51 AM (TYS2T)

297 Went to my PCP for a checkup and referral mid Oct. Nurse practitioner never seen before asked if I was getting the clot shot and the seasonal flu shot. Said no to both. He mumbled something about it only being a deactivated virus, the clot shot . I was so stunned at the cluelessness I would have just walked out but needed the referral. won't be making appointment to see him again. Way to keep my respect for doctors /s

Posted by: Senor Coffee at January 12, 2022 11:51 AM (iSbhf)

298 268 only the rich should be comfortable. The middle class needs to go. If you ask Gates, Zuck, Obama.

Posted by: CN at January 12, 2022 11:51 AM (ONvIw)

299
What does " fully vaxxed" even mean anymore?
Posted by: kraken


Dunno, but gettin' jabbed is a great way to get free pizza and free donuts!

-- schoolkids in the hands of a vengeful faculty

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 12, 2022 11:52 AM (pNxlR)

300 284

Exactly!

I mean hell, a boat's engine is nothing magical. Change the oil, belts, hoses, etc on schedule and make sure it never freezes. They'll last forever.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 12, 2022 11:49 AM (OalnH)

I would guess that most boats don't have a lot of hours on their engines and other parts, relative to say an auto. ( Especially in seasonal boating areas). I wonder if all of the idle time is bad for them.

Posted by: kraken at January 12, 2022 11:52 AM (6Je/Q)

301 Ever hear of the Ugly American?
As far back as I can remember, it's a label progressives attach to the uncouth, culturally insensitive American traveler who expects far-flung cultures to conform to their every ideals.
Sounds like behavior of the everyday progressive, to me -- their in-border assault on others' values and traditions and the diverse in-country cultural norms. Coast to coast, across the airwaves, across the internet, they demand that all conform to their ideology that itself is internally inconsistent and ever-changing.

Posted by: Coki at January 12, 2022 11:52 AM (9ULwW)

302 At one time, being Christian was defined as 'getting baptized' so while you're technically right, not historically unknown to force people to become Christian.
Posted by: squid_hunt at January 12, 2022 11:35 AM (Ectld)


I'll grant that people can be forced to undergo a baptism ceremony, but they can only be Christian by a free act of their own will.

Posted by: Emmie at January 12, 2022 11:52 AM (6RgRK)

303 McMansion in my neck of the woods has meant a 2500 to 3000 sq. ft home that appears larger and more ornate on the outside than it is inside. Also, the build quality on a McMansion is no better than that of a regular family home in terms of materials and fit and finish of interior surfaces.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 12, 2022 11:53 AM (MFphb)

304 >>I would guess that most boats don't have a lot of hours on their engines and other parts, relative to say an auto. ( Especially in seasonal boating areas). I wonder if all of the idle time is bad for them.

'tis. Particularly in saltwater environments.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 12, 2022 11:53 AM (ZLI7S)

305 I am borderline fanatical about car maintenance. I want mechanically sound cars that last a long time.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 12, 2022 11:50 AM (DU+/6)
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I buy used cars from people like you.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 12, 2022 11:53 AM (OalnH)

306 He knocks, Boss says, "Hold" while he dons his Muzzle of Submission, then "Come in."
*
So all of the particles that were floating in the air immediately dropped to the floor when he put the mask on?
Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 12, 2022


***
Exactly. As I say about the notion of wearing the muzzle to your restaurant table but not while you're seated, the virus is very polite. It hovers in the background while you eat your scallopini, but surges to the attack when you get up to go to the bathroom.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 12, 2022 11:53 AM (txdEq)

307 Depends on what you are looking for of course but - we like rural/small town type places. You know, where the locals say "Yes Ma'am or Yes Sir". Beautiful geography is a plus too.
Posted by: Tonypete

If ya go to Frisco, people say "Hey buddy, you got something I can wipe my ass with ?"

Posted by: JT at January 12, 2022 11:53 AM (arJlL)

308 Gas prices up 60% in the people's republic of Commiefornia.

Brandon did that. Hair Gel clapped like a trained seal.

Posted by: torabora at January 12, 2022 11:54 AM (TYS2T)

309 Ever hear of the Ugly American?

I see him in the mirror every morning.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at January 12, 2022 11:54 AM (SchxB)

310 McMansion is like pr0n. You can't really describe it but you know it when you see it.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 12, 2022 11:54 AM (OalnH)

311 Racism
Colonialism
White Supremacy

Floor waxes and dessert toppings, all of them.

Posted by: ... at January 12, 2022 11:54 AM (cENgf)

312 I'm 10 days post-coof positive test. When does the severe illness and death start?

The Monty Python skit of this deadly pandemic would look really different, wouldn't it? "Bring out yer tested-positives..."

Posted by: t-bird at January 12, 2022 11:54 AM (l0Lgi)

313 I was a lieutenant Colonial when I resigned my Army commission.
Posted by: Muldoon at January 12, 2022 11:41 AM (m45I2)
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AttenTion!
Present Arms!
Order Arms!

Sir, the Horde is ready for inspection...including the brunette in a bikini friend of Private Mannix and who insists she is not a colonial!

Posted by: Diogenes at January 12, 2022 11:54 AM (axyOa)

314
On the other hand, I will say when I think of McMansion, a particular 'style' of house is pictured. A compact and dense (even if large) multistory house that has a tendency to look exactly like the one next to it. I have never liked this style.


Two (or more) story monstrosities topped by roofs with multiple dormer windows and more gables and valleys than you can shake a stick at.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 12, 2022 11:55 AM (pNxlR)

315 One good thing about high cigarette taxes. People stopped asking me if I can spare a cigarette.

Posted by: torabora at January 12, 2022 11:55 AM (TYS2T)

316 297 He mumbled something about it only being a deactivated virus, the clot shot . I was so stunned at the cluelessness I would have just walked out but needed the referral. won't be making appointment to see him again. Way to keep my respect for doctors /s

Posted by: Senor Coffee at January 12, 2022 11:51 AM


For "Listen to your betters, peasant!" to work, we are going to have to drastically improve our "betters".

As of right now, only the Morons and deplorables have realized this. Hopefully, more of the population will be red-pilled in the near future.

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at January 12, 2022 11:55 AM (tkyK5)

317
I saw a video the other day about the Eartmover. It's a super luxurious and rugged customized camper van. It retails for $650;000
Posted by: N.L. Urker

When you need to bring your sports car with you *in* your Motorhome. https://is.gd/yec5wl

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at January 12, 2022 11:55 AM (RWv+/)

318 I am borderline fanatical about car maintenance. I want mechanically sound cars that last a long time.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 12, 2022 11:50 AM (DU+/6)


Ditto.
I have a 2005 BMW 330ci that just wenot over 50k in miles. It is almost as cherry as the day I bought it. Runs like a top and I baby the hell out of it.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 12, 2022 11:56 AM (axyOa)

319 Dunno, but gettin' jabbed is a great way to get free pizza and free donuts!

-- schoolkids in the hands of a vengeful faculty

My youngest boys(10 yr old twins) informed me that even though their teacher is a psycho leftist(their words), she is as anti-covidian as they come. She sounds like a rare bird, indeed. But even if it was pushed in school, they both agree that if faculty starts showing up with needles, theyre bugging out and calling me. Good boys.

Posted by: Theskepticalschnauzer aka Lonebadger at January 12, 2022 11:56 AM (h+7ej)

320 I like this van

https://ytube.io/3P21


Discrete Urban Camping.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 12, 2022 11:56 AM (yQpMk)

321 These people that believe in "colonialism" are a lost cause. With the exception of Jesus changing their hearts. These are no thinkers, like Sowell, that embraced the left until he stopped to think about it.

Posted by: Fool Otto at January 12, 2022 11:57 AM (DB16e)

322 He knocks, Boss says, "Hold" while he dons his Muzzle of Submission, then "Come in."
**
Also does he have a doorknob or any surfaces that are touched?
Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 12, 2022


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Door handle, yep. Possibly the arms of the chair his visitor uses while in there.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 12, 2022 11:57 AM (txdEq)

323 >>>When you need to bring your sports car with you *in* your Motorhome. https://is.gd/yec5wl
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at January 12, 2022 11:55 AM (RWv+/)

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Talk about a Toy-Hauler.

Posted by: Turn Two at January 12, 2022 11:57 AM (w4999)

324 #314

The valleys are lap shingled to eliminate the cost of a valley pan. The roofs leak 20 years early.

Posted by: torabora at January 12, 2022 11:57 AM (TYS2T)

325 When you need to bring your sports car with you *in* your Motorhome. https://is.gd/yec5wl
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at January 12, 2022 11:55 AM (RWv+/)

Don't want. Can't fit a Studebaker in there.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 12, 2022 11:57 AM (P3gRi)

326 The Catholic Church does not (and never has) considered bringing the Catholic Faith to an unconverted people as colonial in any way shape r form.

Neither does the left when spreading their religion. It's not that the left rejects theocracy, they want to be one and all others are essential competitors with their faith.

Posted by: mikethemoose at January 12, 2022 11:57 AM (S3ur0)

327 Well, I am scarcely "elite", and I use the term "McMansion" to describe a honkin' big house on a postage-stamp lot, jammed in cheek-by-jowl in a development with other honkin' big houses on postage-stamp lots.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 12, 2022 11:49 AM (P3gRi)

Yup, thats how it is where I am. Not so much in my immediate area where the properties are pretty big (dude a few houses down got 18 acres), but if you leave my area and just go up the street all you see are giant houses so close to each other you better have the shades down when you pee. Huge developments of huge houses on a postage stamp plot of land.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 12, 2022 11:58 AM (VwHCD)

328 When you need to bring your sports car with you *in* your Motorhome. https://is.gd/yec5wl

At that point isn't the car just the land based version of a lifeboat?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at January 12, 2022 11:58 AM (SchxB)

329 I have very rich friends and not so rich friends that I have been friends with since at least high school. The dynamic between all of us has not changed.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 12, 2022 11:58 AM (FCAbp)

330
"Colonialism" is yet another example of the Left's assault on language.


Now do "scholarship"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 12, 2022 11:58 AM (pNxlR)

331 I have a 2005 BMW 330ci that just went over 50k in miles. It is almost as cherry as the day I bought it. Runs like a top and I baby the hell out of it.
Posted by: Diogenes
___

Hub babies his 2000 Chevy Silverado.
It has almost 390,000 miles on it.

Posted by: SMH at God's mercy at January 12, 2022 11:59 AM (dhhKu)

332 330
"Colonialism" is yet another example of the Left's assault on language.

Now do "scholarship"
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 12, 2022 11:58 AM (pNxlR)

=========

But first, "men" and "women".

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 12, 2022 11:59 AM (LvTSG)

333 315 One good thing about high cigarette taxes. People stopped asking me if I can spare a cigarette.

I used to tell 'em: "Sorry. I bummed this one off *that* guy" and gesture vaguely towards somebody some distance away.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 12, 2022 11:59 AM (njfCw)

334 Colonize is what happens in bathhouses.
Ask Fauci.

Posted by: torabora at January 12, 2022 11:59 AM (TYS2T)

335 Its a serious blast. Its not so much "sturgis", but all the stuff around it.

For sure.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at January 12, 2022 11:59 AM (Xrfse)

336 I buy used cars from people like you.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 12, 2022 11:53 AM (OalnH)
++++
I do, too. I drive them until they are end-of-life, usually.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 12, 2022 11:59 AM (DU+/6)

337 It's neat how parents never had to have a talk with their children about "If any adult tries to give you an injection without my knowledge" when Republicans were president, isn't it?

And it's okay to accept that America is gone btw. I don't know what comes next, but the moment you have that talk with your child is the moment you realize that it is true.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 12, 2022 12:00 PM (6K3w/)

338 Hub babies his 2000 Chevy Silverado.
It has almost 390,000 miles on it.
Posted by: SMH at God's mercy at January 12, 2022


***
By comparison my '16 Buick LaCrosse, 57K miles, is a newborn.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 12, 2022 12:00 PM (txdEq)

339 Colonialism or Imperialism ... more like taking control of another country. "Nation Building" (or a version of the Bush Doctrine?) can be problematic. But surrendering to China was a terrible alternative ... or was it just a total sellout by corruptocrats, while DeepState and globalists made NWO/BBB plans?

We do need a coalition of countries that are at least more like us, and that stand for Liberty. The Western allies have been selling out to the globalists, paradise lost. But we also need alliances with less Western places ... India, maybe Vietnam ... Saudi Arabia for example.

Coalition Building ... with rules (no slavery, no genocide, some kind of military commitment stronger than the NATO failures?)

Posted by: illiniwek at January 12, 2022 12:00 PM (Cus5s)

340 Door handle, yep. Possibly the arms of the chair his visitor uses while in there.

**

It's a hell of a virus, that COVID.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 12, 2022 12:01 PM (6K3w/)

341 Looks like weed stops Covid from entering cells: https://bit.ly/3I0glOM

Apparently the only thing that doesn't is the mRNA shot.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at January 12, 2022 12:01 PM (SchxB)

342 Yup, thats how it is where I am. Not so much in my immediate area where the properties are pretty big (dude a few houses down got 18 acres), but if you leave my area and just go up the street all you see are giant houses so close to each other you better have the shades down when you pee. Huge developments of huge houses on a postage stamp plot of land.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 12, 2022 11:58 AM (VwHCD)

It's basically inner-city housing density, plopped down in the suburbs. Kind of like how the Commies want us to live.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 12, 2022 12:01 PM (P3gRi)

343
It wasn't colonialism machinating in Afghanistan, it was merely justice being spread.


Justice being spread is akin to spreading extra chunky peanut butter on a low quality gluten-free bread (BIRM) -- chunks of it will be evident in your stools.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 12, 2022 12:01 PM (pNxlR)

344 Ditto.
I have a 2005 BMW 330ci that just wenot over 50k in miles. It is almost as cherry as the day I bought it. Runs like a top and I baby the hell out of it.
Posted by: Diogenes at January 12, 2022 11:56 AM (axyOa)

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Oh you and your bragging about BMWs!!! Don't you know that is forbidden here. You are only allowed to talk about shit that brings everyone down.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 12, 2022 12:02 PM (OalnH)

345 Apparently the only thing that doesn't is the mRNA shot.

*

hahaha

Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 12, 2022 12:02 PM (6K3w/)

346 My guess is Hildabeast thinks just like in a Democratic Hell hole city get the primary and the vote fraud will win you the seat, worked for Sundowner'will be a cake walk for her.

Posted by: Skip's Phone at January 12, 2022 12:02 PM (V9UAC)

347 One good thing about high cigarette taxes. People stopped asking me if I can spare a cigarette.
*
I used to tell 'em: "Sorry. I bummed this one off *that* guy" and gesture vaguely towards somebody some distance away.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 12, 2022


***
I smoke a pipe. I'd be glad to share a little leaf from my tobacco pouch with another piper. Except that I never see one except at a real tobacco shop, and those are rarer than sensible Democrats.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 12, 2022 12:02 PM (txdEq)

348 I hear "colonial" and I think of Battlestar Galactica.

Either that or Williamsburg, VA.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 12, 2022 12:02 PM (BFigT)

349 I buy used cars from people like you.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 12, 2022 11:53 AM (OalnH)
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I do, too. I drive them until they are end-of-life, usually.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)

Nothing newer than 2003 for me. Even put a salvage motor into an old durango to keep the streak goin. The wife...well...she gotta drive something that makes her feel the status.

Posted by: Theskepticalschnauzer aka Lonebadger at January 12, 2022 12:02 PM (h+7ej)

350 There's a place that makes 4x4 campers too. They are not cheap. I'll see if I can find the site.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 12, 2022 12:03 PM (UuD2k)

351 >It's amusing to me how some people feel the need to constantly tell everyone how much stuff they have. "Oh, my boat and my RV and my pool and my cabin and my beach house...."

I really enjoy reading about other people's lives. I'll/ we'll never own luxury items or travel, but, if we did I would mention them as part of my life. Same as folks that talk about going to the Texas moron meet-up, I don't tire of reading about others being able to travel and enjoy luxuries that not everyone can afford.
Either by hard work or a lucky life.

Posted by: old chick at January 12, 2022 12:04 PM (sOete)

352 Looks like weed stops Covid from entering cells: https://bit.ly/3I0glOM

Apparently the only thing that doesn't is the mRNA shot.
Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at January 12, 2022


***
I don't inhale my pipe smoke. I'd know it if I did. But I wonder if the occasional smoke (I've been using a pipe again since last Jan.) might inhibit the virus in my mouth . . .?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 12, 2022 12:04 PM (txdEq)

353 We were looking at doing that, but saw that you had to wear a mask OUTSIDE because it's a national park. Is that true?
Posted by: Jordan61 at January 12, 2022 11:37 AM (Ez6QX)
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Unbelievably, yes (thanks Biden Junta Overlords, Tyrants, and Tools -- I still have to wear one in VA facilities) in some cases -- which I didn't know; just looked it up on their website and found the following:

"Wednesday, January 12, 2022: Masks Are Required In All NPS Buildings and On Park Shuttle Buses

-- Regardless of vaccination status. Additionally, masks must be worn in busy outdoor areas. Signs are posted where mask zones are located."

Posted by: ShainS -- Beware the Branch Covidians at January 12, 2022 12:04 PM (/5KmD)

354 Oh you and your bragging about BMWs!!! Don't you know that is forbidden here. You are only allowed to talk about shit that brings everyone down.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 12, 2022 12:02 PM (OalnH)

Dude! It's just a 330ci. That's okay.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 12, 2022 12:04 PM (MFphb)

355 348 I hear "colonial" and I think of Battlestar Galactica.

Either that or Williamsburg, VA.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 12, 2022 12:02 PM (BFigT)

Now I have the old Battlestar theme in my head.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzyHxYxc-Mo

It is good music.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 12, 2022 12:04 PM (dNqv+)

356 One good thing about high cigarette taxes.


I quit. Fuck the man.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 12, 2022 12:05 PM (uXonU)

357 Looks like weed stops Covid from entering cells: https://bit.ly/3I0glOM

Apparently the only thing that doesn't is the mRNA shot.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at January 12, 2022 12:01 PM (SchxB)

If thats the case I can probably run through the wuhan lab naked. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 12, 2022 12:05 PM (VwHCD)

358 24 Ants colonize. Why's come nobody's busting their balls?
Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at January 12, 2022 11:06 AM (sJHOI)

Hate to break it to you, ants, like bees, are
mostly females. No balls to bust.

Posted by: Fox2! at January 12, 2022 12:05 PM (qyH+l)

359 My definition of "McMansion: a cavernous house, with all the aesthetics of Frankenstein (windows and roof peaks all wonky), planted in the middle of a former farmer's field, with one sports car parked out front.
Whereas "Ryan homes" are tracts of mid-size homes (3bdr/2ba) squeezed on small lots of a former farmer's field, and painted in two-color schemes, the first sign of an HOA dictatorship.

Posted by: Coki at January 12, 2022 12:06 PM (9ULwW)

360 Broke my heart to sell my BMW 328. Loved that car. But didn't love spending a grand+ each time it went to the shop.

I don't love driving the Venza that replaced it, but it functions and maintenance costs are lower and that's what I need.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Lawful Good is Not Lawful Perfect at January 12, 2022 12:06 PM (XvPQV)

361 They're flaming hypocrites .

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at January 12, 2022 12:06 PM (cMXNt)

362 It's neat how parents never had to have a talk with their children about "If any adult tries to give you an injection without my knowledge" when Republicans were president, isn't it?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change

Great having the precious norms restored...as was promised

Posted by: Theskepticalschnauzer aka Lonebadger at January 12, 2022 12:06 PM (h+7ej)

363 >>> it's a label progressives attach to the uncouth, culturally insensitive American traveler who expects far-flung cultures to conform to their every ideals.

No it's simply an American who goes to another country and acts like he does at home, following his own cultural norms on what is polite and impolite.

Generally American culture is more brusque then what most cultures can understand. But while every other culture visiting the US whom might violate *our* norms etiquette supposedly gets a pass. We are expected to conform perfectly with another culture even though we don't have the relevant norms understood or praxis known.

Posted by: mikethemoose at January 12, 2022 12:06 PM (S3ur0)

364 >>If thats the case I can probably run through the wuhan lab naked. lol

Hey, Hey, Hey!

You been here 4 hour. You go now. This is lab!

Posted by: JackStraw at January 12, 2022 12:06 PM (ZLI7S)

365
One good thing about high cigarette taxes.

I quit. Fuck the man.
Posted by: rickb223


Why do you hate the chirruns?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 12, 2022 12:06 PM (pNxlR)

366
"McMansion" is another term used by the elites to indicate their disdain for the middle class.
Posted by: Ian S. at January 12, 2022 11:43 AM (ZGrMX)


Ironic, since the whole point of the CA high speed rail system is to subsidize work transportation for Frisco leftists who want to buy McMansions in the San Joaquin Valley for less than they'd pay for a closet-sized Frisco condo.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 12, 2022 12:06 PM (n+4am)

367 341 Looks like weed stops Covid from entering cells: https://bit.ly/3I0glOM

Everybody must get stoned!

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 12, 2022 12:06 PM (njfCw)

368 Now I have the old Battlestar theme in my head.

There are those who believe that life here began out there. /Steed voice

Posted by: Fox2! at January 12, 2022 12:07 PM (qyH+l)

369 336 I buy used cars from people like you.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 12, 2022 11:53 AM (OalnH)
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I do, too. I drive them until they are end-of-life, usually.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 12, 2022 11:59 AM (DU+/6)

____

I bought a car 2 summers ago, which I found on Craigslist. I looked at the pics and he had 2 sports cars in the garage next to this car. You could eat off the floor of that garage. Looking at those pics, was enough to tell me this dude was meticulous. And sure enough he had a book of maintenance records, including car wash receipts showing full details every 6 months. All for a car with only 55K miles. He was doing shit every 10K miles that only is needed every 20 or 30.

We were about 400 miles away from each other and met 1/2 way to do the deal. The dude damn near cried when he gave me the title. But he said he had to start selling off some things to fund his business which was growing like crazy, but he didn't want to go into debt.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 12, 2022 12:07 PM (OalnH)

370 "LatinX" - telling native speakers what their language must say and include - is offensive colonialism. Throw that one in their faces at every opportunity.

Posted by: LCMS Rulz! at January 12, 2022 12:07 PM (K58O6)

371 Colonialism is what the Chinese do. They send in ethnic Chinese into an area to run the country. They did this in Tibet. Never understood why the Left thinks the Chinese would be benevoulent masters.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at January 12, 2022 12:07 PM (YynYJ)

372 Wolfus a few hundred years ago pipe smoke was believed to purify the air inside. Military barracks tobacco was burned just to do that.

Posted by: Skip's Phone at January 12, 2022 12:07 PM (V9UAC)

373 Our favorite places to see, so far, are Yellowstone, do it in the fall or early summer. South Dakota for Mt. Rushmore, Custer State Park, Badlands, Wall Drug, Spearfish canyon. The Grand Canyon, of course. We also loves Death Valley, Mt. St. Helen was spectacular. Swamp tours in Louisana, Carlsbad Caverns are amazing. There are so many beautiful places in the USA.

Posted by: Megthered at January 12, 2022 12:08 PM (XZyRq)

374 It's nice to hear about other folks' adventures! I tire of the same people who drone on about all their crap. "Oh, we spent 20k taking he kids to Disney." On and on and on.

Whatever.

I have all I need.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 12, 2022 12:08 PM (RIsTZ)

375 Dude! It's just a 330ci. That's okay.
Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 12, 2022 12:04 PM (MFphb)

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Heh. I know, but a lot of people think every BMW costs $100K. Which is why the 3-series was created I suppose.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 12, 2022 12:08 PM (OalnH)

376 363 >>> No it's simply an American who goes to another country and acts like he does at home, following his own cultural norms on what is polite and impolite.

mikethemoose at January 12, 2022 12:06 PM (S3ur0)

----
"Ugly American" is a pejorative. I don't like the term, think it's thrown around too much, but I do think it fits progressives in-country, judging by their behavior.

Posted by: Coki at January 12, 2022 12:08 PM (9ULwW)

377
Whereas "Ryan homes" are tracts of mid-size homes (3bdr/2ba) squeezed on small lots of a former farmer's field, and painted in two-color schemes, the first sign of an HOA dictatorship.
Posted by: Coki


"Those street side mailboxes had better toe the line or we'll know the reason why!"

-- HOA Karens

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 12, 2022 12:08 PM (pNxlR)

378 Oh you and your bragging about BMWs!!! Don't you know that is forbidden here. You are only allowed to talk about shit that brings everyone down.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 12, 2022 12:02 PM (OalnH)

Dude! It's just a 330ci. That's okay.
Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 12, 2022 12:04 PM (MFphb)
***

Hey...thats my midlife crisis toy.
Years ago before I bought it, I told Mrs D that I had reached that point in life where it was going to be a hot redhead or a convertible sports car. She thought for a moment and said OK, but remember, both will get you taken to the cleaners, but only one gets you a ride home.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 12, 2022 12:09 PM (axyOa)

379 >>Colonialism is what the Chinese do. They send in ethnic Chinese into an area to run the country. They did this in Tibet. Never understood why the Left thinks the Chinese would be benevoulent masters.

And they had it done to them in Hong Kong and Macao.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 12, 2022 12:09 PM (ZLI7S)

380 Broke my heart to sell my BMW 328. Loved that car. But didn't love spending a grand+ each time it went to the shop. . . .
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Lawful Good is Not Lawful Perfect at January 12, 2022


***
I loved the '15 328 I had, but the rainstorm flood that totaled it might have been a blessing. That happened 3 months into my ownership, before I had any service costs. The Buick has been as pleasant to drive in a different way, and has been utterly reliable without any costs other than fuel and maintenance -- and new tires in 2020.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 12, 2022 12:09 PM (txdEq)

381 Colonialism is what the Chinese do. They send in ethnic Chinese into an area to run the country. They did this in Tibet. Never understood why the Left thinks the Chinese would be benevoulent masters.

Because the left loves authoritarians. They admire those who would bend others to their will.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at January 12, 2022 12:10 PM (SchxB)

382 Studies have shown Americans are the most helpful individuals in the world and nicest to strangers.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 12, 2022 12:10 PM (FCAbp)

383 It's basically inner-city housing density, plopped down in the suburbs. Kind of like how the Commies want us to live.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 12, 2022 12:01 PM (P3gRi)

Well I'm right in the middle of what was a shitload of farms. Many are still there, but some sold out, and thats where the mcmansions came in. Oh how many can we cram on these 50 acres. Shit like that. They are building a massive development around the corner. I don't even know how many units are in there, but it's unreal.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 12, 2022 12:10 PM (VwHCD)

384 I don't inhale my pipe smoke. I'd know it if I did. But I wonder if the occasional smoke (I've been using a pipe again since last Jan.) might inhibit the virus in my mouth . . .?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 12, 2022 12:04 PM (txdEq)

No it has to be cannabigerolic acid and cannabidiolic acid

not oil, which is what it turns to when heated

Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser at January 12, 2022 12:10 PM (lCui1)

385 373 >>> ... There are so many beautiful places in the USA.
Posted by: Megthered at January 12, 2022 12:08 PM (XZyRq)
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Great list! Yes - it really is an amazingly beautiful country!

Posted by: Coki at January 12, 2022 12:10 PM (9ULwW)

386 Take away their colonialism. Let them live like the Flintstones, and crap in the water they drink.

Posted by: Roy at January 12, 2022 12:10 PM (FMzXL)

387 I saw a BMW in a parking lot at a site a few weeks ago. The body style was nothing to write home about, but the paint color was beautiful. From a distance, it looked like a fairly standard very dark grey metallic. Close up, it had a blue greenish undertone to it that was beautiful in the sun.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 12, 2022 12:10 PM (dNqv+)

388 I let strangers colonize my butthole.

Posted by: Little Ant'ny Fauci at January 12, 2022 12:11 PM (x980n)

389 371 Colonialism is what the Chinese do. They send in ethnic Chinese into an area to run the country. They did this in Tibet. Never understood why the Left thinks the Chinese would be benevoulent masters.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at January 12, 2022 12:07 PM (YynYJ)

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North Italy too. Which is why Italy was the Euro hotspot for Covid. Hundreds of thousands of Chinese live there, mainly working in Prada and Gucci sweat shops.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 12, 2022 12:11 PM (OalnH)

390 One good thing about high cigarette taxes.

I quit. Fuck the man.
Posted by: rickb223

Why do you hate the chirruns?
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot


If I didn't have the fun of making them, don't expect me to care for them.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 12, 2022 12:11 PM (uXonU)

391 I smoke a pipe. I'd be glad to share a little leaf from my tobacco pouch with another piper. Except that I never see one except at a real tobacco shop, and those are rarer than sensible Democrats.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius
**

I went in a "Pipe Shop" when I was on a vacation recently because I decided I was going to make that my souvenir from now on.

It was not what I was thinking when I saw the word Pipe Shop.

I was very, very out of place.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 12, 2022 12:11 PM (6K3w/)

392 318 I am borderline fanatical about car maintenance. I want mechanically sound cars that last a long time.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 12, 2022 11:50 AM (DU+/6)


Ditto.
I have a 2005 BMW 330ci that just wenot over 50k in miles. It is almost as cherry as the day I bought it. Runs like a top and I baby the hell out of it.
Posted by: Diogenes at January 12, 2022 11:56 AM (axyOa)

We need a Moron Car Thread. I know almost nothing about cars.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 12, 2022 12:12 PM (mdjgu)

393 Heh. I know, but a lot of people think every BMW costs $100K. Which is why the 3-series was created I suppose.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 12, 2022


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My '15 328, purchased in 2019 as a CPO, was about $17K.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 12, 2022 12:12 PM (txdEq)

394 We come from the land of the ice and snow. From the midnight sun where the hot springs flow. The hammer of the gods will drive our ships to new lands. To fight the horde, sing and cry Valhalla, I am coming. How soft your fields so green can whisper tales of gore of how we calmed the tides of war.

We are your overlords.


That's how I colonize, bitches.

Posted by: Archer at January 12, 2022 12:12 PM (gmo/4)

395 Their side continues to have better journos than ours. And she's a lot prettier than Glenn Greenwald.

Krystal Ball
@krystalball
If you want accountability for 1/6 you should care deeply about what sort of insight and active presence the feds had. NYT has already reported on presence of at least 1 informant. You don't have to go down the rabbit hole of false flag conspiracies to want answers here.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 12, 2022 12:12 PM (njfCw)

396 We were looking at doing that, but saw that you had to wear a mask OUTSIDE because it's a national park. Is that true?

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 12, 2022 11:37 AM (Ez6QX)

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The engine on my 2006 Prius just quit with 446,000 miles on it (bought it used for $4200 with 142,000 miles on it in 2018 -- and drive 85,000 miles/year). Never had to replace the hybrid battery and fuel mileage stayed constant (average 45 MPG).

Bought a 2011 Prius with 138,000 miles on it for $7900 last week from a private party. On my way home, having owned it for a mere 10 minutes, a deer slammed into me at full speed and crumpled the left front quarter panel and headlamp assembly/bumper.

Posted by: ShainS -- Beware the Branch Covidians at January 12, 2022 12:12 PM (/5KmD)

397 The Buick has been as pleasant to drive in a different way, and has been utterly reliable without any costs other than fuel and maintenance -- and new tires in 2020.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 12, 2022 12:09 PM (txdEq)

I thought long and hard about getting a Buick too, or something in that class (recliner with wheels )

But in the end, I wanted AWD and decent ground clearance in case we got snow. Was going to get a 6 cyl Subaru but waited too long to pull the trigger on one....the Venza was cheaper, available and a Toytota when my Beember finally had one repair bill too many.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Lawful Good is Not Lawful Perfect at January 12, 2022 12:12 PM (XvPQV)

398 BMWs lose their value pretty quickly since they are expensive to maintain as they get old. So a lot of people buy "cheap" BMWs only to quickly understand why they're cheap. Stay away from any BMW that has had more than 3 or 4 owners. Those are the ones that have had zero maintenance done.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 12, 2022 12:13 PM (OalnH)

399 > It was not what I was thinking when I saw the word Pipe Shop.

Was it a muffler shop?

Posted by: Loud Pipes Save Lives, Brother at January 12, 2022 12:13 PM (x980n)

400 We need a Moron Car Thread. I know almost nothing about cars.

**

We have so many car guys here. It would be a lot of fun.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 12, 2022 12:14 PM (6K3w/)

401 I went in a "Pipe Shop" when I was on a vacation recently because I decided I was going to make that my souvenir from now on.

It was not what I was thinking when I saw the word Pipe Shop.

I was very, very out of place.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 12, 2022 12:11 PM (6K3w/)

You've made me curious.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, resolved to lurking at January 12, 2022 12:14 PM (eGTCV)

402 Always wanted to see the Badlands been down the Grand Canyon to the bottom.

Posted by: Skip's Phone at January 12, 2022 12:14 PM (V9UAC)

403 Dude! It's just a 330ci. That's okay.
Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 12, 2022 12:04 PM (MFphb)
***

Hey...thats my midlife crisis toy.

--
Im not ripping on your toy, just having a little fun.
I'd like one of those in ragtop please. My wife would be happy if I got rid of the bikes. Just not quite ready yet.
Soon .

Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 12, 2022 12:14 PM (MFphb)

404 CAR THREAD. YES!

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 12, 2022 12:14 PM (OalnH)

405 Studies have shown Americans are the most helpful individuals in the world and nicest to strangers.
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 12, 2022 12:10 PM (FCAbp)

I seem to remember that in the original novel, or was it a movie, the "Ugly American" was actually a real fine individual, almost heroic?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 12, 2022 12:15 PM (P3gRi)

406 Pipe shop
Plumbing supply?

Posted by: Skip's Phone at January 12, 2022 12:15 PM (V9UAC)

407
I thought long and hard about getting a Buick too, or something in that class (recliner with wheels )

But in the end, I wanted AWD and decent ground clearance in case we got snow. Was going to get a 6 cyl Subaru but waited too long to pull the trigger on one....the Venza was cheaper, available and a Toytota when my Beember finally had one repair bill too many.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Lawful Good is Not Lawful Perfect at January 12, 2022


***
Ah, even the Buick luxo-sedans have been infected with the notion that everything in the suspension and tires has to be stiff, for "handling." The LaCrosse is better than most, but I read reviews from people who loved the car but were disappointed that the ride was not as comfortable as they remembered Buicks being.

AWD can be had in Buick's SUVs, though.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 12, 2022 12:15 PM (txdEq)

408 You've made me curious.

**

Think watermelon flavored cigarellos and glass pipes with swirly colors throughout.

And maybe a $2 pack of Swisher Sweets pipe tobacco for $12.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 12, 2022 12:15 PM (6K3w/)

409 I went in a "Pipe Shop" when I was on a vacation recently because I decided I was going to make that my souvenir from now on.
It was not what I was thinking when I saw the word Pipe Shop.
I was very, very out of place.
Posted by: Moron Robbie

You've made me curious.
Posted by: N.L. Urker

Gay bar?

Posted by: rickb223 at January 12, 2022 12:15 PM (uXonU)

410 > Always wanted to see the Badlands

Which Badlands? Utah?

Posted by: bonhomme at January 12, 2022 12:16 PM (x980n)

411 Every car I ever bought was just off lease at 40k miles, and drove it down to the metal.

Posted by: Coquettish Haberdasher at January 12, 2022 12:16 PM (buTO7)

412 And an actual hookah, which was kind of neat to see in person.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 12, 2022 12:17 PM (6K3w/)

413 >>> ... There are so many beautiful places in the USA.
Posted by: Megthered at January 12, 2022 12:08 PM (XZyRq)
===
Great list! Yes - it really is an amazingly beautiful country!
Posted by: Coki at January 12, 2022 12:10 PM (9ULwW)

Aerial America is best show on TV if you ignore the Woke narration.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 12, 2022 12:17 PM (FCAbp)

414 Other week finished a Medical Marijuana shop in Paoli Pa

Posted by: Skip's Phone at January 12, 2022 12:17 PM (V9UAC)

415 Im not ripping on your toy, just having a little fun.
I'd like one of those in ragtop please. My wife would be happy if I got rid of the bikes. Just not quite ready yet.
Soon .
Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 12, 2022 12:14 PM (MFphb)


;-)
I keep a very close eye on the basics. Brakes, tires, battery, tune-ups. I found a European car shoppe that is about 40% cheaper than the BMW dealer and they do great work. every time I take it in, they make me an offer for it. I pay particular attention to the canvas. I know that once that goes, replacing it will be $$$.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 12, 2022 12:17 PM (axyOa)

416 Gentrification: Cleaning up a shit hole neighborhood.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 12, 2022 12:17 PM (F4b8f)

417 I have all I need.
Posted by: nurse ratched
___

Amen.

Posted by: SMH at God's mercy at January 12, 2022 12:18 PM (dhhKu)

418 It was not what I was thinking when I saw the word Pipe Shop.
I was very, very out of place.
Posted by: Moron Robbie

You've made me curious.
Posted by: N.L. Urker

Gay bar?
Posted by: rickb223 at January 12, 2022 12:15 PM (uXonU)

Can you say "drug paraphernalia"? I knew you could.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 12, 2022 12:18 PM (P3gRi)

419 Aerial America is best show on TV if you ignore the Woke narration.
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 12, 2022 12:17 PM (FCAbp)


I have that on pretty much every morning while I'm getting ready.

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 12, 2022 12:18 PM (Ez6QX)

420 There is a good pipe and tobacco shop called The Briary in Homewood, AL, a pretty suburb of Birmingham. I visited there and picked up what is called an "estate" pipe, a used model that had been cleaned and restored. Very inexpensive and it smokes beautifully. Huntsville also seems to have such a shop, but I've never been there.

There are all kinds of shapes and sizes of pipes. That's part of the fun.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 12, 2022 12:18 PM (txdEq)

421 368 Now I have the old Battlestar theme in my head.

Posted by: Fox2! at January 12, 2022 12:07 PM (qyH+l)

Is that the one that goes - Dum, dum, dum, dit da dum, dum dum. or the one that goes WoooOooo, oooo, oooo ooo oooo oooooooh, Dooooo doooo deeee doooo

Posted by: Chuck Martel at January 12, 2022 12:18 PM (fs1hN)

422 If we had competent people in the government they would have been trying to get 'Stan to be more like Jordan or Egypt.

Instead they wanted to turn 'Stan into the Castro district.
Posted by: 18-1 at January 12, 2022 11:05 AM (ESjRY)

well, they already like to bang little boys in the 'stan, so they're half way there...

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at January 12, 2022 12:18 PM (8D42x)

423 right in the middle of what was a shitload of farms. Many are still there, but some sold out, and thats where the mcmansions came in.

Looking at you Ventura county California.

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko Solutions at January 12, 2022 12:19 PM (Qv0Mi)

424 Can you say "drug paraphernalia"? I knew you could.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


Oh. Head Shop.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 12, 2022 12:19 PM (uXonU)

425
I hear "colonial" and I think of Battlestar Galactica.

Either that or Williamsburg, VA.
Posted by: Martini Farmer


I think of a house.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 12, 2022 12:19 PM (63Dwl)

426 How is OM doing? Does anyone know?

Posted by: kallistx at January 12, 2022 12:19 PM (DJFLF)

427 Swamp tours in Louisana, Carlsbad Caverns are amazing.

**

Oh man, one of our favorite vacations was a boat ride at Okeefanokee (sp?) in a state park.

It was really neat and the kids loved it.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 12, 2022 12:19 PM (6K3w/)

428 Head shop in my neighborhood ("The Joint") is one of the very few places ignoring the tard rag mandates in my area.

Those hippies must've known weed kills the 'ro before the NY Post.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 12, 2022 12:19 PM (njfCw)

429 > CAR THREAD. YES!

Not a typical car thread topic, but I love my MDX. Good set of electronics, but not too much. Comfortable as hell. Drives well in all conditions. I've got a DVD player in the back for kiddo on long drives. So far its been rock solid. No complaints and plenty of comfort items.

It's not speedy, but it goes when I need it to.

Posted by: bonhomme at January 12, 2022 12:19 PM (x980n)

430 Honest question: why would you buy a Buick, or any GM product when there are 100 other better options out there? GM quality is still garbage relatively speaking. Find any "worst cars" or "cars to avoid" list and it's filled with GM products.

The rule is buy German for fun, buy Japanese for quality, buy American for neither.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 12, 2022 12:19 PM (OalnH)

431
Always wanted to see the Badlands
Posted by: Skip's Phone at January 12, 2022 12:14 PM (V9UAC)



Their first album was awesome. I was always sad that I missed the opportunity to see them live at the Cow Palace.

Then again, I'm not sure I would have been up for watching the infamous in-concert meltdown between Jake E Lee and Ray Gillen.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 12, 2022 12:19 PM (n+4am)

432 Heh. I know, but a lot of people think every BMW costs $100K. Which is why the 3-series was created I suppose.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 12, 2022


My brother has a 740. The funny thing is, he paid $1400 for it. lol. It seems that it just got passed from owner to owner as shit happened to it and ended up sitting in a driveway in his area. He got it for 1400, did a little work and its good to go.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 12, 2022 12:20 PM (VwHCD)

433 I bought a 4dr Jeep Wrangler in 2011 specifically because the body style will never change significantly. I intention is to drive it for 20 years.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 12, 2022 12:20 PM (FCAbp)

434 Tom Syder: "So, you're a spaceman?"
Ace Frehley: "Actually, I'm a plummah...ahahahahaha!"

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 12, 2022 12:20 PM (njfCw)

435 Fauci murdered Bob Saget. He had just recovered from the Fauci Flu and died in his sleep after a show.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 12, 2022 12:20 PM (F4b8f)

436 Never understood why the Left thinks the Chinese would be benevoulent masters.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward

Because they're dumb !

Posted by: JT at January 12, 2022 12:21 PM (arJlL)

437 421 368 Now I have the old Battlestar theme in my head.

Posted by: Fox2! at January 12, 2022 12:07 PM (qyH+l)

Is that the one that goes - Dum, dum, dum, dit da dum, dum dum. or the one that goes WoooOooo, oooo, oooo ooo oooo oooooooh, Dooooo doooo deeee doooo
Posted by: Chuck Martel at January 12, 2022 12:18 PM (fs1hN)
***

Well here she comes just flying through the Fleet, singing Doo waa diddy diddy dum diddy due!

Posted by: Diogenes at January 12, 2022 12:21 PM (axyOa)

438 Hey...thats my midlife crisis toy.
Years ago before I bought it, I told Mrs D that I had reached that point in life where it was going to be a hot redhead or a convertible sports car. She thought for a moment and said OK, but remember, both will get you taken to the cleaners, but only one gets you a ride home.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 12, 2022 12:09 PM (axyOa)
--------
While listening to a comedic radio show this morning, a listener sent in the following experience with his wife:

During a heated argument, he accidentally called her by the name of an old girlfriend.

After a few days and things that settle down, they were getting intimate and when she pulled off her top, there was a name tag attached to her left breast that said "Hello, my name is Jen."

LOL. She's a keeper ...

Posted by: ShainS -- Beware the Branch Covidians at January 12, 2022 12:21 PM (/5KmD)

439 Always wanted to see the Badlands
Posted by: Skip's Phone at January 12, 2022 12:14 PM (V9UAC)


Head north on 4th Street, keep going. You'll know when you get there.

Posted by: kallistx at January 12, 2022 12:21 PM (DJFLF)

440 Our last vehicle purchase was in October 2020 for an Explorer ST. Thing's a beast. Way too much electronic bullshit, but it's probably the last SUV type vehicle we'll buy. Maybe the last vehicle we'll buy, period.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 12, 2022 12:21 PM (BFigT)

441 Tobacco and tobacco accessories.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 12, 2022 12:21 PM (F4b8f)

442 >>>in the end, I wanted AWD and decent ground clearance in case we got snow. Was going to get a 6 cyl Subaru but waited too long to pull the trigger on one....the Venza was cheaper, available and a Toytota when my Beember finally had one repair bill too many.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Lawful Good is Not Lawful Perfect at January 12, 2022 12:12 PM (XvPQV)

=====

When I had to replace my AWD Infiniti (deer) I couldn't find another Infiniti, so looked for a Venza. None to be found in my area.

Posted by: Turn Two at January 12, 2022 12:21 PM (w4999)

443 How is OM doing?

Posted by: kallistx at January 12, 2022 12:19 PM (DJFLF)

I don't have any news.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 12, 2022 12:21 PM (Q9lwr)

444 Always wanted to see the Badlands
Posted by: Skip's Phone


Halstead Street. Chicago.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 12, 2022 12:22 PM (uXonU)

445 Oh...he meant the *other* Badlands...

Posted by: kallistx at January 12, 2022 12:22 PM (DJFLF)

446 I keep a very close eye on the basics. Brakes, tires, battery, tune-ups. I found a European car shoppe that is about 40% cheaper than the BMW dealer and they do great work. every time I take it in, they make me an offer for it. I pay particular attention to the canvas. I know that once that goes, replacing it will be $$$.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 12, 2022 12:17 PM (axyOa)

___

Yeah absolutely never step foot inside a BMW dealership (or any dealer really) once it's out of warranty. Especially on older models. The guy who's been working on BMWs for 30 years at the Indy shop knows exponentially more about a 2002 model better than the techs at the dealer who graduated from a 6 months course 2 years ago.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 12, 2022 12:22 PM (OalnH)

447 It was not what I was thinking when I saw the word Pipe Shop.
I was very, very out of place.
Posted by: Moron Robbie
You've made me curious.
Posted by: N.L. Urker
Gay bar?
Posted by: rickb223 at January 12, 2022 12:15 PM (uXonU)
Can you say "drug paraphernalia"? I knew you could.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 12, 2022 12:18 PM (P3gRi)

A lot of places here that sell that kind of thing also double as "adult novelty" stores. There's a shop back home called Pokey's Planet. Someone built a church next door. Was a really swell thing for them to build that church cuz the building obscures the parking lot.

Posted by: Robert at January 12, 2022 12:22 PM (KoYhj)

448 They are chopping the balls off of all the good SUVs and making them "crossovers". Basically chunky euro hatchbacks.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 12, 2022 12:22 PM (F4b8f)

449 Generally American culture is more brusque then what most cultures can understand. But while every other culture visiting the US whom might violate *our* norms etiquette supposedly gets a pass. We are expected to conform perfectly with another culture even though we don't have the relevant norms understood or praxis known.
Posted by: mikethemoose at January 12, 2022 12:06 PM (S3ur0)


I have twice been grabbed by the arm by Frenchmen, strangers, and had to jerk myself free. Does that make them "ugly" or am I ugly for not wanting to leave my arm in their clutches?

Posted by: Emmie at January 12, 2022 12:22 PM (6RgRK)

450 Carlsbad Caverns are amazing.
**
Oh man, one of our favorite vacations was a boat ride at Okeefanokee (sp?) in a state park.

It was really neat and the kids loved it.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 12, 2022


***
I second Carlsbad Caverns. Be sure to take a light sweater or a jacket with you when you go in. It's always in the 60s inside there, dry but cool, no matter how hot it is outside. In August, I think it is, you can visit and watch the clouds of bats take off in the evening to hunt insects.

Carlsbad in 1993 seemed as though, if the Caverns fell in one day, the town would dry up and blow away within a week. Caverns Motel, Caverns Diner, you name it.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 12, 2022 12:22 PM (txdEq)

451 >>Oh man, one of our favorite vacations was a boat ride at Okeefanokee (sp?) in a state park.

I would love to do that. My friends did an airboat tour in the Everglades and that's on the list too.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 12, 2022 12:22 PM (ZLI7S)

452 Honest question: why would you buy a Buick, or any GM product when there are 100 other better options out there? ..

**

Easy answer?

It's hard to buy a bad car these days, and you can get a good product that can be worked on at any shop in any town anywhere. I love my weird cars and my euro stuff, but maintenance and upkeep is a concern. Heck, it was mentioned in this very thread.

And I would absolutely recommend someone buy a$4000 100K Buick over a 100K BMW.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 12, 2022 12:22 PM (6K3w/)

453 I don't have any news.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 12, 2022 12:21 PM (Q9lwr)


Please to let him know we are thinking of him and miss him! Thanks

Posted by: kallistx at January 12, 2022 12:22 PM (DJFLF)

454 My brother has a 740. The funny thing is, he paid $1400 for it. lol. It seems that it just got passed from owner to owner as shit happened to it and ended up sitting in a driveway in his area. He got it for 1400, did a little work and its good to go.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 12, 2022 12:20 PM (VwHCD)

Want a fun BMW? Get a 2002, the model that earned the marque its name in North America.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 12, 2022 12:22 PM (P3gRi)

455 My guilty pleasures now are Bourbon and cigars. I'd love to have another sports car but right now that's a pipe dream.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 12, 2022 12:23 PM (BFigT)

456 Any word on Oregon Muse ?

Posted by: It's me donna at January 12, 2022 12:23 PM (TdaKq)

457 436 Never understood why the Left thinks the Chinese would be benevoulent masters.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward

Because they're dumb !
Posted by: JT at January 12, 2022 12:21 PM (arJlL)

And they believe their own communist propaganda. Which I guess brings us back to stupid.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 12, 2022 12:23 PM (dNqv+)

458 395 Their side continues to have better journos than ours. And she's a lot prettier than Glenn Greenwald.

Krystal Ball
@krystalball
If you want accountability for 1/6 you should care deeply about what sort of insight and active presence the feds had. NYT has already reported on presence of at least 1 informant. You don't have to go down the rabbit hole of false flag conspiracies to want answers here.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 12, 2022 12:12 PM (njfCw)

Sigh, I think I've seen this play out before.
a) "Embedded agents, that's a conspiracy"
b) "Well, yes there were some agents that were monitoring the situation from a distance"
c) "We've always said we had agents, and yes, some acted inappropriately, but they have been punished by having their book release delayed by 30 days. Gawd, have a heart!"
We're somewhere between a and b I think.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at January 12, 2022 12:23 PM (fs1hN)

459 Never understood why the Left thinks the Chinese would be benevoulent masters.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward

Because they're dumb !
Posted by: JT


Because they think they'll be in charge.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 12, 2022 12:23 PM (uXonU)

460 448 They are chopping the balls off of all the good SUVs and making them "crossovers". Basically chunky euro hatchbacks.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 12, 2022 12:22 PM (F4b8f)


I'm a fan of the big box profile. Which is why my next vehicle will have to be pre-owned

Posted by: kallistx at January 12, 2022 12:23 PM (DJFLF)

461 > I bought a 4dr Jeep Wrangler in 2011 specifically because the body style will never change significantly. I intention is to drive it for 20 years.

That used to be the case for Volvos. They spent their design money making it consistently good rather than chasing aesthetic novelty.

Posted by: bonhomme at January 12, 2022 12:23 PM (x980n)

462 456 Any word on Oregon Muse ?
Posted by: It's me donna at January 12, 2022 12:23 PM (TdaKq)

I see someone else asked...

Posted by: It's me donna at January 12, 2022 12:23 PM (TdaKq)

463 Another one of our favorites was a very, very American vacation: Rock City and Ruby Falls in Chatanooga. Super fun. There's a great zoo and aquarium there, too. Highly recommended.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 12, 2022 12:23 PM (6K3w/)

464 "here was a name tag attached to her left breast that said "Hello, my name is Jen."

What was the name of the other breast?

Posted by: f'd at January 12, 2022 12:24 PM (vrz2I)

465 456 Any word on Oregon Muse ?

Posted by: It's me donna at January 12, 2022 12:23 PM (TdaKq)


see 453

Posted by: kallistx at January 12, 2022 12:24 PM (DJFLF)

466 I don't have any news.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 12, 2022 12:21 PM (Q9lwr)


I find this concerning. I'm glad you checked in from time to time so we knew you were doing okay.

Posted by: Emmie at January 12, 2022 12:24 PM (6RgRK)

467 It's not speedy, but it goes when I need it to.
Posted by: bonhomme at January 12, 2022 12:19 PM (x980n)

Well, it's a gussied up Pilot. So, big.
You want faster, there's the RDX.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 12, 2022 12:24 PM (MFphb)

468 Then again, I'm not sure I would have been up for watching the infamous in-concert meltdown between Jake E Lee and Ray Gillen.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 12, 2022 12:19 PM (n+4am)

Oh? Meltdown?

*Googles*

Posted by: Robert at January 12, 2022 12:24 PM (KoYhj)

469 464 "here was a name tag attached to her left breast that said "Hello, my name is Jen."

What was the name of the other breast?
Posted by: f'd at January 12, 2022 12:24 PM (vrz2I)

========

Not sure, but her wooden leg was named Smith.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 12, 2022 12:24 PM (LvTSG)

470 Want a fun BMW? Get a 2002, the model that earned the marque its name in North America.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

*

(fistbump)

I'm currently looking.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 12, 2022 12:25 PM (6K3w/)

471 Seems to me (but I am having a hard time finding it now) I heard there was a EU study that said that repeated 'vaccinations' were showing some really bad outcomes. This was in the past couple of days.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 12, 2022 12:25 PM (dNqv+)

472 CBD -

How you doin' ?

Posted by: JT at January 12, 2022 12:25 PM (arJlL)

473 How you doin' ?

Posted by: JT at January 12, 2022 12:25 PM (arJlL)

Just worked out!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 12, 2022 12:26 PM (Q9lwr)

474 Honest question: why would you buy a Buick, or any GM product when there are 100 other better options out there? GM quality is still garbage relatively speaking. Find any "worst cars" or "cars to avoid" list and it's filled with GM products.

The rule is buy German for fun, buy Japanese for quality, buy American for neither.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 12, 2022


***
Buicks are excellent cars. Mine has 300 hp, all the bells and whistles that you could want (more than I want), and has been utterly reliable. I've had multiple MBs, I drove and enjoyed the BMW, but my Oldsmobiles and Buicks have been superb too.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 12, 2022 12:26 PM (txdEq)

475 don't have any news.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 12, 2022 12:21 PM (Q9lwr)

Please to let him know we are thinking of him and miss him! Thanks
Posted by: kallistx at January 12, 2022 12:22 PM (DJFLF)
**********
Yes. Please let him know that we really miss him.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 12, 2022 12:26 PM (NpAcC)

476 > What was the name of the other breast?

Bullseye.

Posted by: bonhomme at January 12, 2022 12:26 PM (x980n)

477 My BMW battery started throwing errors so I bought a new one for when it finally dies. 250 for the battery, 150 for the device that tells the car its a new battery.

Posted by: Coquettish Haberdasher at January 12, 2022 12:27 PM (buTO7)

478 How you doin' ?

Posted by: JT at January 12, 2022 12:25 PM (arJlL)

Just worked out!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

Nice !

Posted by: JT at January 12, 2022 12:27 PM (arJlL)

479 Want a fun BMW? Get a 2002, the model that earned the marque its name in North America.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 12, 2022 12:22 PM (P3gRi)

Maybe for a guy like you that can fab the unobtainium parts. The rest of us would end up with trailer queens or parked cars.
2002tii?

Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 12, 2022 12:27 PM (MFphb)

480 ace must have a big post. Or found some really good porn.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 12, 2022 12:27 PM (dNqv+)

481 480 ace must have a big post. Or found some really good porn.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 12, 2022 12:27 PM (dNqv+)

==========

He's on the eternal quest for the perfect porn.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 12, 2022 12:28 PM (LvTSG)

482 How you doin' ?

Posted by: JT at January 12, 2022 12:25 PM (arJlL)

Just worked out!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 12, 2022 12:26 PM (Q9lwr)


Going with the Ginsburg 40 day bulk-up plan?

Posted by: Diogenes at January 12, 2022 12:28 PM (axyOa)

483 475 don't have any news.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 12, 2022 12:21 PM (Q9lwr)

Please to let him know we are thinking of him and miss him! Thanks
Posted by: kallistx at January 12, 2022 12:22 PM (DJFLF)
**********
Yes. Please let him know that we really miss him.
Posted by: redridinghood at January 12, 2022 12:26 PM (NpAcC)

Same. I hope his wife is OK, as well. I believe she had C-19 as well at one point.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 12, 2022 12:28 PM (mdjgu)

484 He's on the eternal quest for the perfect porn.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 12, 2022 12:28 PM (LvTSG)

---

Aren't we all

Posted by: ballistic at January 12, 2022 12:29 PM (oXNqT)

485 >>>And I would absolutely recommend someone buy a$4000 100K Buick over a 100K BMW.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 12, 2022 12:22 PM (6K3w/)

=====

Excluding oil and tires, I spent more money for repairs on my 99 BMW bike in one year than I spent on my 84 Honda bike in 25 years.

Posted by: Turn Two at January 12, 2022 12:29 PM (w4999)

486 He's on the eternal quest for the perfect porn.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 12, 2022 12:28 PM (LvTSG)



Aren't we all.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 12, 2022 12:29 PM (yQpMk)

487 471 Seems to me (but I am having a hard time finding it now) I heard there was a EU study that said that repeated 'vaccinations' were showing some really bad outcomes. This was in the past couple of days.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 12, 2022 12:25 PM (dNqv+)


https://alexberenson.substack.com/p/
internal-hospital-data-confirm-a/comments

remove space

Posted by: Emmie at January 12, 2022 12:29 PM (6RgRK)

488 Maybe for a guy like you that can fab the unobtainium parts. The rest of us would end up with trailer queens or parked cars.
2002tii?
Posted by: OneEyedJack

*

Fun fact: BMW maintains a full catalog of all the parts for that car. You could, if you wanted to, build one from scratch from OEM parts. It would cost $300K+, but you could.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 12, 2022 12:29 PM (6K3w/)

489 Jinx

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 12, 2022 12:29 PM (yQpMk)

490 The Chinese were throwing money around like nobody's business. They didn't care what kind of master Xi would be. As long as their $50,000/month checks and do nothing "visiting professor" jobs kept flowing.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 12, 2022 12:29 PM (F4b8f)

491 Maybe for a guy like you that can fab the unobtainium parts. The rest of us would end up with trailer queens or parked cars.
2002tii?
Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 12, 2022 12:27 PM (MFphb)

Never checked, but since it's a cult car, it's almost certain to have a club, and a number of specialist vendors to service that market.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 12, 2022 12:29 PM (P3gRi)

492 The ol' Harley keeps me sane. Aside from things tragically lost in canoeing accidents, it's my only real indulgence.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at January 12, 2022 12:30 PM (Xrfse)

493 New: Senior admin officials say the US has finalized sanctions options in the event that Russia invades Ukraine. The Biden administration has sanctions targets and implementation measures "ready to go to be issued when those tanks cross the border," one official said.

https://bit.ly/3rc4nut

Done deal boys and girls. Russia's taking Ukraine and Biden ain't doing shit about it.

Posted by: bonhomme at January 12, 2022 12:30 PM (x980n)

494 lol

Posted by: ballistic at January 12, 2022 12:30 PM (oXNqT)

495 Just worked out!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 12, 2022 12:26 PM (Q9lwr)



Isn't it early for that? I would be worried about heart inflammation.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 12, 2022 12:30 PM (yQpMk)

496 I wouldn't mind picking up an e46 M3 from 2001-2006. I guess others are thinking the same thing, bc the prices are high.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 12, 2022 12:30 PM (UuD2k)

497 Posted by: Emmie at January 12, 2022 12:29 PM (6RgRK)

Thanks Emmie.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 12, 2022 12:30 PM (dNqv+)

498 ***
I second Carlsbad Caverns. Be sure to take a light sweater or a jacket with you when you go in. It's always in the 60s inside there, dry but cool, no matter how hot it is outside. In August, I think it is, you can visit and watch the clouds of bats take off in the evening to hunt insects.

Carlsbad in 1993 seemed as though, if the Caverns fell in one day, the town would dry up and blow away within a week. Caverns Motel, Caverns Diner, you name it.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

stay local, go in the summer. schedule your spelunking to fi ish about 45 minutes prior to sundown. watch the bats exit for dinner. the drive west on the highway towards el paso until the kights of carlsbad are over the horizon. stop and enjoy the milkyway and view of the stars with limited light pollution.

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (IJES/) - at January 12, 2022 12:31 PM (IJES/)

499 Done deal boys and girls. Russia's taking Ukraine and Biden ain't doing shit about it.
Posted by: bonhomme at January 12, 2022 12:30 PM (x980n)

These people are just hopeless fucking retards.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 12, 2022 12:31 PM (dNqv+)

500 My "dream" BMW is a 6 speed E39 540 wagon. They're out there, but very rare. And even more rare not to have been beaten to shit.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 12, 2022 12:31 PM (OalnH)

501 My BMW battery started throwing errors so I bought a new one for when it finally dies. 250 for the battery, 150 for the device that tells the car its a new battery.
Posted by: Coquettish Haberdasher at January 12, 2022


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True, I did have to buy a battery in August of 2020 for the Buick. It was the original, and annoyingly gave no warning that it was weakening. Fortunately I was at home. AAA came out, installed the new one, made sure everything worked, charged my credit card, done. About $150 all told, I guess.

A battery is a consumable item, so that's not a failure of the car. Before 48 months is up, if it's low enough on charge, AAA will replace it for free.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 12, 2022 12:31 PM (txdEq)

502 496 I wouldn't mind picking up an e46 M3 from 2001-2006. I guess others are thinking the same thing, bc the prices are high.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 12, 2022 12:30 PM (UuD2k)
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The collector/performance car market has gone absolutely bananas.

That you can't sniff a good example of a Ford Bronco for less than $30k is nuts.

Posted by: ballistic at January 12, 2022 12:32 PM (oXNqT)

503 Thanks Emmie.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 12, 2022 12:30 PM (dNqv+)


You are welcome, but it is really thanks to Publius and his email newsletter.

Posted by: Emmie at January 12, 2022 12:32 PM (6RgRK)

504 Oh, good. FJB has officially labeled us domestic enemies. Also lied again and claimed he was arrested marching for civil rights.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 12, 2022 12:32 PM (F4b8f)

505 I bought a 4dr Jeep Wrangler in 2011 specifically because the body style will never change significantly. I intention is to drive it for 20 years.

I've got five years to go on my truck and it'll be a "classic automobile." At least according to how it's registered. It'll still be a 20 year old beater.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at January 12, 2022 12:32 PM (SchxB)

506 Is there anybody here who has a snail-mail address for OM? Or who could collect cards and letters for him and forward them?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 12, 2022 12:32 PM (P3gRi)

507 Nood

Posted by: RUReadingthis at January 12, 2022 12:32 PM (RzLGh)

508 Nood.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 12, 2022 12:33 PM (dNqv+)

509 The rule is buy German for fun, buy Japanese for quality, buy American for neither.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 12, 2022 12:19 PM (OalnH)

Hey! People like us built this country. Which is why we get the beenies, freebies and payola due us. We are still here...building shitty cars for a shitty price for shitty people.



Posted by: UAW #256 Layabouts at January 12, 2022 12:33 PM (Xe+Zn)

510 Oh, good. FJB has officially labeled us domestic enemies.


The first step in his promised Dark Winter of Death for the Unvaxxed.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 12, 2022 12:33 PM (yQpMk)

511 Maybe for a guy like you that can fab the unobtainium parts. The rest of us would end up with trailer queens or parked cars.
2002tii?
Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 12, 2022


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I see a BMW 2002 parked, and sometimes being driven, on my way home every day. Looks almost new.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 12, 2022 12:33 PM (txdEq)

512 FJB has officially labeled us domestic enemies.

He used the word "Trump voters", or what context was the word "domestic enemies" used?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 12, 2022 12:33 PM (k49Sx)

513 And I would absolutely recommend someone buy a$4000 100K Buick over a 100K BMW.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 12, 2022 12:22 PM (6K3w/)

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Excluding oil and tires, I spent more money for repairs on my 99 BMW bike in one year than I spent on my 84 Honda bike in 25 years.
Posted by: Turn Two at January 12, 2022 12:29 PM (w4999)
*******
Yikes. I really love the new BMW SUV X7 and have been waiting for one since July.
Now y'all are making me worried about even getting a BMW.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 12, 2022 12:34 PM (NpAcC)

514 Done deal boys and girls. Russia's taking Ukraine and Biden ain't doing shit about it.
Posted by: bonhomme at January 12, 2022 12:30 PM (x980n)

___

What would you have us do exactly? I'm not defending Brandon, so don't go there. But I'm tired of hearing this shit. What do you want to do, go to war over Ukraine? Thanks but no.

And shit like sanctions won't do anything since Putin gives no fucks about it. The west needs his natgas, so they won't say boo.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 12, 2022 12:34 PM (OalnH)

515 I see. The "domestic enemies" are the unvaccinated.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 12, 2022 12:34 PM (k49Sx)

516 Noodus brandonii inflationismus

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 12, 2022 12:34 PM (txdEq)

517 Fun fact: BMW maintains a full catalog of all the parts for that car. You could, if you wanted to, build one from scratch from OEM parts. It would cost $300K+, but you could.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 12, 2022 12:29 PM (6K3w/)

Huh. That is a fun fact!

Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 12, 2022 12:35 PM (MFphb)

518 Now y'all are making me worried about even getting a BMW.
Posted by: redridinghood at January 12, 2022


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Learn how to change simple things like oil and filters, and find a good independent mechanic.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 12, 2022 12:35 PM (txdEq)

519 Yeah absolutely never step foot inside a BMW dealership (or any dealer really) once it's out of warranty. Especially on older models. The guy who's been working on BMWs for 30 years at the Indy shop knows exponentially more about a 2002 model better than the techs at the dealer who graduated from a 6 months course 2 years ago.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 12, 2022 12:22 PM (OalnH)

Same with harleys. I'm tooled up to work on everything back to the 1930's. The techs in the harley dealers wouldn't even recognize the tools.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 12, 2022 12:36 PM (VwHCD)

520 BMW maintains a full catalog of all the parts for that car. You could, if you wanted to, build one from scratch from OEM parts. It would cost $300K+, but you could.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 12, 2022


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I think MB does as well.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 12, 2022 12:36 PM (txdEq)

521 "That used to be the case for Volvos"

Volvo, P-2 chassis based is the way to go.

Reliable, and easy to fix.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at January 12, 2022 12:37 PM (PTO9s)

522 I see a BMW 2002 parked, and sometimes being driven, on my way home every day. Looks almost new.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

**

Please let me know if you ever see a for sale sign put up on it.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 12, 2022 12:37 PM (6K3w/)

523 I see a BMW 2002 parked, and sometimes being driven, on my way home every day. Looks almost new.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

**
Please let me know if you ever see a for sale sign put up on it.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 12, 2022


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I will.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 12, 2022 12:40 PM (txdEq)

524 196 "Hate to break it to you, but it is impossible to become a Christian by coercion."

At one time, being Christian was defined as 'getting baptized' so while you're technically right, not historically unknown to force people to become Christian.
Posted by: squid_hunt at January 12, 2022 11:35 AM (Ectld)


Is anyone here remembering the history of the Inquisition? That was basically forced Christianity l.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at January 12, 2022 12:50 PM (Fs5vw)

525 Former BMW owner, yeah, but no. That said, they have certain things perfectly down, like the ride. But everything costs alot to fix and some things need specifically made BMW tools. But I was warned and didn't listen because wife wanted it... so who am I to talk. You'll look good in it while it runs though.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 12, 2022 01:14 PM (coYBh)

526 One form of a colonialism not mentioned is transnational elites trying to eliminate and replace the traditional cultures of most Western countries.

Posted by: Rusty Trawler at January 12, 2022 01:24 PM (1gif2)

527 I'm just saying appropriation is appropriate.

Posted by: Another Anon at January 12, 2022 03:32 PM (bW28E)

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