The Morning Report - 1/14/22

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Good morning, kids. The weekend is here and in spite of everything we're dealing with, yesterday's news coming out of the SCOTUS as well as in the Senate (specifically Manchin and Sinema) allowed us to, if not turn cartwheels, at least breathe a sigh of relief. For sure it's a temporary respite as, in the words of my mother of blessed memory, "evil never rests." But that said, no matter how long this pause lasts, for the chance to at least have a respite I am grateful.

I'm also grateful for the opportunity to just marvel at the circumstances and ineptitude of these so called "elites" as they slammed headlong into a wall. "Who'd'a thunk it?" A year ago, with control of both chambers of Congress and the executive branch (the latter and the upper chamber acquired by thievery), and with a judiciary that when the chips are really down is a reliable Leftist rubber stamp, the anti-American Left via the Democrat Party was ready to embark on what would have been the final phase of the nearly 100-year drive to "fundamentally transform" America as founded into yet another hell on earth socialist shit hole.

The pessimist in me says, look back at where we were after the 2010 midterms. We were breathing a sigh of relief and doing cartwheels that Obama's agenda was seemingly halted, albeit after the disaster of Obamacare was rammed through. I hate that dog-eating fraud with the white hot heat of a thousand supernovas and yet compared to where we are today, those seem like halcyon days. The ever-leftward ratcheting over the years and decades has gotten us to a point where we've become so inured to the abuse, depredations and destruction that the psychos and sickos and outright thugs controlling most of our government and too much of our society have brought down us, that even the briefest pause seems like deliverance. But is it Moses-deliverance or is it Ned Beatty Deliverance?

As I alluded to in yesterday's disquisition, our society has been turned completely upside down, first with the continuing mass-psychosis of the General Tso's Sickness and then the ensuing economic immiseration. We're heading for a crash that is going to make 1929 look like a blip, and even the lowest of the low-information crowd can sense it if not see it. It is a tragedy of the human condition, and really the American experience that we react to things when the wolf is at our throat. What we're going through now is not merely the swinging of the political pendulum every two to four years. With 2020, the pendulum has sheared off the bolts and flung off into space. Meh, I don't think even that is the correct metaphor, considering the illusion of the two-party system since the end of the Second World War. That was exposed by the election of Donald Trump in 2016 and specifically the reaction to that from all quarters that ultimately resulted in what happened in 2020.

That was Trump's greatest triumph. No more illusions, no more deceptions, unless one wants to delude themselves into thinking that even now, with everything crashing down in flames, it's still business as usual. A sea change has definitely taken place. And the more the globalists who installed Joey the Wonder Corpse in the Oval Office shamble and scramble to preserve their hold on power by pressing their hobnailed boot on our neck, the more they alienate those who were either in their camp or perhaps were too dumb to pay attention. When you have no gas for your car either because of lack of fuel or when it hits $8.00 a gallon, when there's no food on the store shelves, when the value of your life savings is worth less and less every month, when criminals are free to rob, rape and burn your city down, when you are threatened with internal exile for refusing to be injected with Fauci's Fix - and on and on and on, things are bound to get real interesting real fast.

Will these idiots ever stop? Of course not. The SCOTUS ruling will not engender a moment to reflect and respect a supposedly co-equal branch of government's decision. The Left will attack the court and use the decision to bolster their call to pack it. Joey Soft-Serve, in fact, is shrieking at the private sector to ignore the ruling and demand vaccination or termination for all employees. Ditto with Manchin and Sinema. Wouldn't surprise me if they get the Rand Paul neighbor treatment, or worse. Yeah, I get it that the insane Democrat base wants them to do what they were elected to do, but we bitch when the RINOs abrogate their oath to the Constitution; the Lefties want Manchin and Sinema to trash it.

No, they're never going to stop. From C.S. Lewis timeless observation about tyranny, " . . . those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." I don't know how you say it in Jive (if Ibram X. Krement is lurking, he can comment) but the belt buckle worn by every Nazi soldier is inscribed with the words Gott Mit Uns -- "G-d is with us." Ironic since both the Nazis and their kissing cousins of the anti-American Left are atheists. But that is their mentality. So utterly convinced of their righteousness, and more so of the alleged evil and sub humanity of us, that there is nothing that they will do and nothing that they are not capable of doing to obtain absolute power.

For whatever elections are worth in the immediate tactical sense, the midterms are 10 months away, and we still have just under three more years until 2024. While it's a safe bet we are in for a world of hurt that might make even the last year seem like the good old days, the Enemy is not infallible. And there might even be a Black Swan event that we cannot perceive that really changes everything.

Two things to ponder. First, on an ambivalent note from Emily Dickinson:

After great pain, a formal feeling comes
The Nerves sit ceremonious, like Tombs,
The stiff Heart questions 'was it He, that bore,'
And 'Yesterday, or Centuries before'?
The Feet, mechanical, go round
A Wooden way
Of Ground, or Air, or Ought
Regardless grown,
A Quartz contentment, like a stone
This is the Hour of Lead
Remembered, if outlived
As Freezing persons, recollect the Snow
First -- Chill -- then Stupor -- then the letting go

Second, a more hopeful note:

"Let us rejoice in our sufferings because we know that our suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope, and hope does not disappoint us." (Romans 5:3-5)

Have a good weekend.

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1 Happy Fricking Friday

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 14, 2022 07:37 AM (yrol0)

2 MR's breadth is wide today

Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser at January 14, 2022 07:37 AM (tC/iN)

3 Morning!!!

Posted by: Rosasharn at January 14, 2022 07:37 AM (yEBFM)

4 'Morning.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at January 14, 2022 07:37 AM (DTX3h)

5
~sob-sob~

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at January 14, 2022 07:38 AM (K2SnJ)

6 Finally, the MR has a breadth to match its depth...

morning horde. covfefe is ready, happy friday

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at January 14, 2022 07:38 AM (8D42x)

7 Willowed:

One of the things that is being lost with the constantly changing benchmarks being used on modern computers, and Microsoft's increasingly bloated, and slower with every edition, operating system, is just how fast today's machines actually are.

I resurrected an early benchmark, Dhryston, recompiled it with the 64 bit gcc, and ran it under a current Ubuntu version of Linux. Yes, I know of all the problems with that Benchmark, thanks, so I don't need a lecture about it.

My machine is a moderately fast iCore 7 9700 with 32 gigs of DDR 4 3000 which I use for video editing with DaVinci Resolve under Windows 10. Base operating frequency is 3.6 Ghz.

For perspective, an original IBM PC scored 257 Dhrystons per second. The more modern desktop machine scored 76,923,023 Dhrystons per second, fast enough that I had to set the loop count to 50,000,000 just to start getting a reading. This is about 300,000 times as fast as the original PC.

Posted by: An Observation sez China Joe not my president at January 14, 2022 07:38 AM (ZEHVO)

8 Hola

Posted by: Thanatopsis at January 14, 2022 07:38 AM (5cL3e)

9 Are we wide or do I need to diet?

Posted by: Rosasharn at January 14, 2022 07:38 AM (yEBFM)

10 Good morning horde!

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, member - Ashli Babbitt Society at January 14, 2022 07:38 AM (nR2nR)

11 "Will these idiots ever stop? Of course not. "

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I think the urls after this paragraph are what's breaking the margins on my phone

Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser at January 14, 2022 07:39 AM (tC/iN)

12 hiya

Posted by: JT at January 14, 2022 07:39 AM (arJlL)

13 Too late already fixed

Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser at January 14, 2022 07:39 AM (tC/iN)

14 "Evil never rests."

Nope. That's why we need to work in shifts.

Happy Friday, everyone. Bracing for the winter of death coming our way this weekend.

Posted by: NR Pax at January 14, 2022 07:41 AM (4olE8)

15 Ahh, all slimmed down.

So. Much. Content. I bowed out yesterday and said I'd wait for the cute animals. The bird. With a hat.

Posted by: Rosasharn at January 14, 2022 07:41 AM (yEBFM)

16 'Sup, y'all! I'd love to have an eff it all Friday, but there is grading to do. Bleh. I hope everyone here gets a day off from the insanity (not you, Bob from the NSA).

Thanks for the newz, JJ!

Posted by: Catherine at January 14, 2022 07:42 AM (ZSsrh)

17 The essential reading Julie Kelly has new book January 6, got it on Kindle this morning

Posted by: Skip's Phone at January 14, 2022 07:43 AM (RE/i3)

18 MR's breadth is wide today
Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser

Oh.

I thought you said breath......

Posted by: JT at January 14, 2022 07:43 AM (arJlL)

19 So we have a senile old man as president and a fuckin idoit as VP, what could possibly go wrong?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 14, 2022 07:44 AM (GPwVZ)

20 Moronin', Hourde!

Posted by: Hans O'Lo at January 14, 2022 07:44 AM (u7pQw)

21 Thanks for the linkage and commentary, J.J. You always keep us thoroughly informed . I appreciated the link of Daniel Greenfield. I always enjoy his take on things.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 14, 2022 07:45 AM (pRWa3)

22 Interesting that the Meat Puppet is squawking at the private sector but dragging its feet on firing federal workers. I do remember thinking when the idiot in chief announced the mandate that I might be very glad that fedgov is as slow and incompetent as it is for once . . .

Posted by: Catherine at January 14, 2022 07:45 AM (ZSsrh)

23 Hiya Captain Boompa !

Posted by: JT at January 14, 2022 07:47 AM (arJlL)

24 LOL joe biden was pi$$ed yesterday. He got told NO he is not going to get his way and then he threw a temper tantrum.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at January 14, 2022 07:47 AM (bVYXr)

25 Yesterday's SCOTUS ruling wasn't as good as I had hoped, but it was much better than many feared, and now I think we can make a good guess as to where the Court is going to be until a new appointment changes the mix. Looks like they are going to be Cautiously Conservative; they will throw out anything that is blatantly Unconstitutional, like using OSHA of all things to impose health rules on the general population; but if there is a thin veneer of constitutionality, such as federal funding, then they won't rock the boat. We would all like a Court that takes a much more activist hand than that; but we should remember that Right Now, this is still the most Conservative Court since 1937. (a big reason for many of our problems)

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 14, 2022 07:47 AM (evAgx)

26 The one question no leftist ever asks themselves is "What if I'm wrong?" That question goes unasked, because to explore it, would expose the leftist to self doubt, and their entire Dunning-Kruger existence as the bottom 10% of humanity, would collapse in a pile of rubble.

We need to ask them, no matter what they say, "What if you're wrong?", and keep asking until they are forced to publicly examine their idiotic beliefs.

Posted by: An Observation sez China Joe not my president at January 14, 2022 07:47 AM (ZEHVO)

27 Free Buffalo Guy!

More coffee.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 14, 2022 07:48 AM (Xe+Zn)

28 What are the odds that Eric Adams fails to arrest NYC's decline?

Posted by: mr tmz at January 14, 2022 07:51 AM (m/Gc2)

29 28 What are the odds that Eric Adams fails to arrest NYC's decline?
Posted by: mr tmz at January 14, 2022 07:51 AM (m/Gc2)

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99.9%

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 07:51 AM (LvTSG)

30 My phone runs circles around an original XT.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 14, 2022 07:52 AM (t3/qz)

31 I think my favorite version of Macbeth is a quirky little movie called Scotland, PA, with Christopher Walken. Either that, or Kurosawa's Throne of Blood.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 14, 2022 07:53 AM (evAgx)

32 Eric Adams don't want to arrest anything. Except whitey.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 14, 2022 07:53 AM (t3/qz)

33 Wow that's too much news for one Friday. Can you put some on ice until next week?

Posted by: f'd at January 14, 2022 07:53 AM (vrz2I)

34 If you want to know how far some of these biosecurity state cheerleaders will go, 29% would agree to take your children if you refuse to get the Fauci ouchie.

If you wonder will Camps ever be built, look at that number.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 14, 2022 07:54 AM (yrol0)

35 29 28 What are the odds that Eric Adams fails to arrest NYC's decline?
Posted by: mr tmz at January 14, 2022 07:51 AM (m/Gc2)
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99.9%
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 07:51 AM (LvTSG)

We can count on his brother to arrest anyone who criticizes him, that's for sure.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 14, 2022 07:54 AM (evAgx)

36 Bernie says the DNC is failing the working class. Does this guy play any other chords?

People keep falling for the ruse that government exists to solve problems.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 14, 2022 07:55 AM (t3/qz)

37 The new job has really cut into my HQ time

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at January 14, 2022 07:55 AM (flINI)

38 A Pennsylvania dentist and big-game hunter is accused of killing his wife of 34 years while on a hunting trip in Zambia in 2016 in a scheme to collect millions of dollars in life insurance money.

So remember don't ever cross your Dentist

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 14, 2022 07:55 AM (GPwVZ)

39 The report, which Auditor General Doug Ringler is set to release in full next week, shows 8,061 COVID-19 deaths in the state's long-term care facilities from Jan. 1, 2020, to July 2, 2021. That number is 42 percent larger than the 5,675 deaths Whitmer's health department reported.

All Democratic States have to kill Granny to cut their healthcare cost for old people so they can give Medicaid to Gen Z and Gen X supporters.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 14, 2022 07:55 AM (yrol0)

40 I think I would like to see that version of Macbeth.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 14, 2022 07:56 AM (y11zO)

41 Around here we slap a hot iron to it.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 14, 2022 07:56 AM (t3/qz)

42 We need to ask them, no matter what they say, "What if you're wrong?", and keep asking until they are forced to publicly examine their idiotic beliefs.

Posted by: An Observation sez China Joe not my president at January 14, 2022 07:47 AM (ZEHVO)

Another group that never asks "What if I'm wrong?" are muslims. Which is why the woke/prog movement is much better understood as a pseudo-religious cult, with it's own dogma, saints, dietary restrictions, and Heresies.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 14, 2022 07:56 AM (evAgx)

43 35 We can count on his brother to arrest anyone who criticizes him, that's for sure.
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 14, 2022 07:54 AM (evAgx)

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May they get the population they desire.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 07:56 AM (LvTSG)

44 There's no osha mandate so employers will have to take on the responsibility themselves.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - no significant difference in ability to spread or catch regardless of vax status at January 14, 2022 07:57 AM (P1Bss)

45 39 The report, which Auditor General Doug Ringler is set to release in full next week, shows 8,061 COVID-19 deaths in the state's long-term care facilities from Jan. 1, 2020, to July 2, 2021. That number is 42 percent larger than the 5,675 deaths Whitmer's health department reported.

All Democratic States have to kill Granny to cut their healthcare cost for old people so they can give Medicaid to Gen Z and Gen X supporters.
Posted by: rhennigantx at January 14, 2022 07:55 AM (yrol0)

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"This is really inconvenient to her re-election campaign, so we must suppress it."
-Brave truthtellers

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 07:57 AM (LvTSG)

46 Posted by: Nevergiveup

Is that the same dentist who the SJWs wanted to cancel because of the dead lion picture?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 14, 2022 07:57 AM (t3/qz)

47 Hope one of these temper tantrums Sundowner blows a fuse and strokes out, soon.

Posted by: Skip's Phone at January 14, 2022 07:57 AM (RE/i3)

48 Is that the same dentist who the SJWs wanted to cancel because of the dead lion picture?
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 14, 2022 07:57 AM (t3/qz)

***

No... that guy was in MN

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at January 14, 2022 07:58 AM (flINI)

49 The report, which Auditor General Doug Ringler is set to release in full next week, shows 8,061 COVID-19 deaths in the state's long-term care facilities from Jan. 1, 2020, to July 2, 2021. That number is 42 percent larger than the 5,675 deaths Whitmer's health department reported.

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And 7,753 higher than actual deaths because of COVID-19.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - no significant difference in ability to spread or catch regardless of vax status at January 14, 2022 07:58 AM (P1Bss)

50 MR's breadth is wide today

*

(nods)

Posted by: Moron Robbie - no significant difference in ability to spread or catch regardless of vax status at January 14, 2022 07:59 AM (P1Bss)

51 So remember don't ever cross your Dentist
Posted by: Nevergiveup

And never be worth more dead than alive.

Posted by: Rosasharn at January 14, 2022 07:59 AM (yEBFM)

52 Maybe the dentist is o.k with his patients-just not his ex wife. My dentist wears a little pin on his white coat and the practice has an American flag outside the office so I think he's a steath conservative. He also has a great sense of humor. If I were not married to FenSpouse I wouldn't mind being married to the dentist- I just wouldn't go on safaris with him-just to be careful

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 14, 2022 08:00 AM (LoflN)

53 Thanks for Romans 5, JJ. Good man. Well served.

Posted by: Slow Learner at January 14, 2022 08:01 AM (klu5V)

54 The ill-fated characters famous lyrical response was that he went skydiving, Rocky Mountain climbing. He also reportedly rode 2.7 seconds on a bull named Fu Manchu (presumed mechanical).

Fu Man Chu is now deceased and his semen is available at a limited basis. He is quite possibly one of the most unique Monopoly sons to come along.

When I read an article that gets one thing wrong, I assume it is all wrong!

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 14, 2022 08:01 AM (yrol0)

55 Meant wears an American flag pin on his lab coat.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 14, 2022 08:01 AM (LoflN)

56 My triple vaxed sis has Covid. She's ok but better not ask me again to get a shot.

Posted by: f'd at January 14, 2022 08:02 AM (vrz2I)

57 Does anyone know how SCotUS ruling will/not effect Fed. contractors?

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 14, 2022 08:02 AM (7Fj9P)

58 Those who refuse to get their first doses in the coming weeks will have to pay a new health contribution, Legault explained.

When Govt owns your healthcare, they own you!

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 14, 2022 08:03 AM (yrol0)

59 Texas School District Tells Teachers Not to "Out" Their Trans, Non-Binary Students to Parents

Not surprised. That's the school district my kids attended. Used to be one of the best public school districts in the state. A couple years back the leftist took control. It's been going downhill ever since.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, member - Ashli Babbitt Society at January 14, 2022 08:03 AM (nR2nR)

60 Good morning, JJ.

Good morning, Horde.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2022 08:03 AM (DU+/6)

61 Oh good. FJB is stacking the Fed with diversity hires.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 14, 2022 08:04 AM (t3/qz)

62 Obama won reelection, and was popular with the base because he delivered on things that they wanted-- not broad "good for all Americans" crap.
Trump also was popular with the base for the same reason. But generated cross-over appeal because his policies also benefited American.
Biden tried and failed, but he is still trying to deliver for their base.
12 years of real-world results of electoral success coming from "take care of your base first" and what do Republicans propose?
A quarterback sneak on 3rd and nine from their own 5-yard line.

Posted by: Well at January 14, 2022 08:05 AM (LEilq)

63 quick thought on the story of the D.C. restaurant canceling a meeting with pro-life democrats; if you call yourself a "pro-life democrat", then you are a sad, sad, idiot. You don't have to be republican, call yourself Independent. But how can anyone not realize by now that the Democrat Party is the Party of Abortion Now, Abortion Forever! No one with any faith at all can be a member of that corruption.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 14, 2022 08:06 AM (evAgx)

64 That is a beautiful reading from Romans, and I thank you JJS. A better start to the MR I could not imagine.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 14, 2022 08:06 AM (ikIMD)

65 The left will come roaring back soon enough.

A proper opposition party would take this time to prepare for war. And gin up articles of impeachment for the 'tard. And go after his cabinet, hard.

And a bunch of other stuff we'll never see.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 14, 2022 08:06 AM (BFigT)

66 I hate that dog-eating fraud with the white hot heat of a thousand supernovas and yet compared to where we are today, those seem like halcyon days. The ever-leftward ratcheting over the years and decades has gotten us to a point where we've become so inured to the abuse, depredations and destruction that the psychos and sickos and outright thugs controlling most of our government and too much of our society have brought down us, that even the briefest pause seems like deliverance.
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Obama was before The Great Unmasking. He was a commie fucker and his people were all the same and they were doing visible, real damage in real time but the system still appeared to function. Then the Trump era happened and we learned that no, the world did *not* work that way. That majorities across the board and a reform-driven president would *not* result in meaningful reform outside of the Oval Office itself.

The periodic pauses as the enemy overextends or regroups no longer feel deliverance to me. They feel like breathing spells and nothing more, because it is now clear how the machinery advances.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2022 08:06 AM (DU+/6)

67 Texas School District Tells Teachers Not to "Out" Their Trans, Non-Binary Students to Parents
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Your children belong to the state, Comrade.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2022 08:07 AM (DU+/6)

68 We will look back on today as the good old days.

Posted by: blaster at January 14, 2022 08:07 AM (mbFEM)

69 >>>Oh good. FJB is stacking the Fed with diversity hires.
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One of whom's father in law was a spy for the KGB

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 14, 2022 08:07 AM (ikIMD)

70 Morning, Horde...How goes it?

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 14, 2022 08:08 AM (YIVH2)

71 On Thursday, the Labor Department reported that US workers filed 230,000 initial jobless claims, the highest since November, and about 15 percent higher than projected.

Sorry for the math:

Just counting the Top 5 industry sectors there are about 4.5 Million businesses with 100 or less employees.

What if the OSHA Uncle Joe jab caused 10% of them get get rid of their bottom feeders?

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 14, 2022 08:08 AM (yrol0)

72 Fu Man Chu is now deceased and his semen is available at a limited basis. He is quite possibly one of the most unique Monopoly sons to come along."

For someone who knows nothing about the story, that statement comes across as All Kinds of Wrong.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 14, 2022 08:09 AM (evAgx)

73 "Will these idiots ever stop? Of course not."

When I read this site and some others I have hope the pandemic will be allowed to fade away. When I hear radio news or any MSM source, it is still full blown pandemic panic, oblivious to the facts trickling out, and I think this shit will never end. Two alternate realities and I can't figure out which is going to prevail.

Posted by: Ripley at January 14, 2022 08:10 AM (MxEKc)

74 The Next Target is the Vikings

It's going to be fun when they get around to telling the Mongols MC that they have to change their name because it idolizes conquest.

Posted by: Bert G (new podcast episode) at January 14, 2022 08:10 AM (aCgRi)

75 Two alternate realities and I can't figure out which is going to prevail.
Posted by: Ripley at January 14, 2022 08:10 AM (MxEKc)
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Reality ALWAYS wins in the end. Always. Though we have to suffer through a mountain of lies before we get there...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 14, 2022 08:11 AM (YIVH2)

76 Does anyone know how SCotUS ruling will/not effect Fed. contractors?
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 14, 2022 08:02 AM (7Fj9P)

If they work in a Hospital, they have to abide by the mandate

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 14, 2022 08:12 AM (GPwVZ)

77 The White House failure in the Atlanta speech is stinging. Psaki refused yesterday to give criticism any credence, even from Democrats. She called the universal condemnation of Biden's words "hilarious", which sounds very high-school defensive.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 14, 2022 08:12 AM (ikIMD)

78 Just counting the Top 5 industry sectors there are about 4.5 Million businesses with 100 or less employees.

What if the OSHA Uncle Joe jab caused 10% of them get get rid of their bottom feeders?
Posted by: rhennigantx at January 14, 2022 08:08 AM (yrol0)
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Sub-100 companies don't usually have many bottom feeders. When everyone knows everyone else, it's harder to be grossly incompetent or abjectly lazy because there's nowhere to hide. Add in to that how hard it is to hire and retain and I suspect that as long as the business isn't shrinking, you want to keep those chairs filled.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2022 08:12 AM (DU+/6)

79 I also appreciated the quote from the letter to the Romans as well as Dennis Pragers take on the rabbi that said people are basically good. I wonder whether Prager attends the synagogue and if so, what branch of Judaism it is.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 14, 2022 08:13 AM (jMqeL)

80 hey y'all

Posted by: Big V Caffeinated at January 14, 2022 08:14 AM (Adlwz)

81 DO NOT contact their parents and out them to their families, a teacher professional development training at Walsh Middle School (WMS) in Round Rock Independent School District (RRISD), told teachers, according to documents.

Last thing we would want is that the people that love them and bore them would want to get them real help!!

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 14, 2022 08:14 AM (yrol0)

82
The periodic pauses as the enemy overextends or regroups no longer feel deliverance to me. They feel like breathing spells and nothing more, because it is now clear how the machinery advances.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2022 08:06 AM (DU+/6)

what's fun right now is watching all the broken gears flying out of the enemies machinery; and all of their good mechanics have quit because they didn't want the vaxx.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 14, 2022 08:15 AM (evAgx)

83 When I read this site and some others I have hope the pandemic will be allowed to fade away. When I hear radio news or any MSM source, it is still full blown pandemic panic, oblivious to the facts trickling out, and I think this shit will never end. Two alternate realities and I can't figure out which is going to prevail.
Posted by: Ripley at January 14, 2022 08:10 AM (MxEKc)
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Such is the nature of an inflection point. There are two competing realities. Which one is dominant is to some degree - perhaps a large one - locality-based. Where I am, there's maybe one COVID-related story per day on the local news. The press is all-in on "COVID forever" and it gets relatively little coverage here as compared to where I used to live, where it was the only topic. Out and about in the real world, I see

Locale matters on this one. I don't know what that means for national policy or the future.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2022 08:15 AM (DU+/6)

84 Does anyone know how SCotUS ruling will/not effect Fed. contractors?
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 14, 2022 08:02 AM (7Fj9P)
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If you are referring to the contract mandate, this ruling doesn't affect that mandate at all. Or so says the email I received yesterday even before the ruling was issued: The mandate is still required for Fed contract holders.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 14, 2022 08:15 AM (ikIMD)

85 Love the Dickinson poem. It has been in my head for a couple months now, and perfectly describes the stupor that follows great physical or emotional trauma. Thanks JJ.

Posted by: 496 at January 14, 2022 08:16 AM (U1eOr)

86 Labor Leaders Say Illinois Firefighters Can't Vote To Leave Union

So unions are like socialism? You can vote your way in but you have to shoot your way out?

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, member - Ashli Babbitt Society at January 14, 2022 08:16 AM (nR2nR)

87 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at January 14, 2022 08:17 AM (3D/fK)

88 So, fun fact I periodically forget: anything on a line that appears to the right of a "less than" sign will, along with the symbol itself, vanish from the posted comment.

In #83, it was supposed to say ", I see {less than} 25% of people masked, with notable exceptions. The 'Vid is not a major topic of conversation in restaurants anymore."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2022 08:17 AM (DU+/6)

89 I went to Giant last night here in District One and was kind of shocked at the bare shelves. I mean there was plenty of food there. But nothing you wanted to eat.

Like the whole meat section was gone. Except the plant based stuff. Literally not one item was gone from there. That display case was full.

I think that we will be dipping into our survival food soon.

Posted by: blaster at January 14, 2022 08:18 AM (mbFEM)

90 There was a Jewish rabbi who used to write for some conservative online publication . I seemed to remember. sadly, that his wife got very ill and died and he wrote very movingly about the grief process. I can't recall his name, though.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 14, 2022 08:18 AM (N7MbR)

91 From JJ's link:

Aaron Rodgers pushed back, responding publicly about Arkush: "His problem isn't with me being a 'bad guy', because he doesn't know me. He doesn't know anything about me. I've never met him.


His problem is I'm not vaccinated. So if he wants to go on a crusade and collude and come up with an extra letter to put on the award just for this season and make it the 'Most Valuable Vaccinated Player,' then he should do that. But he's a bum. And I'm not going to waste any time worrying about that stuff."


Go Pack.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 14, 2022 08:18 AM (45fpk)

92 If you are referring to the contract mandate, this ruling doesn't affect that mandate at all. Or so says the email I received yesterday even before the ruling was issued: The mandate is still required for Fed contract holders.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 14, 2022 08:15 AM (ikIMD)
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Depending on state, I think. The nationwide injunction (out of Georgia) got struck down, but I don't think the prior injunction for OH, KY and TN (out of Kentucky) did.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2022 08:18 AM (DU+/6)

93 If they work in a Hospital, they have to abide by the mandate
Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 14, 2022 08:12 AM (GPwVZ)
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It sounds as if Florida wants to fight this one some more, though where you go after SCOTUS, I do not know.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 14, 2022 08:18 AM (ikIMD)

94 If your goal is diversity your not going for the best.

Posted by: Skip's Phone at January 14, 2022 08:18 AM (RE/i3)

95 There was a Jewish rabbi who used to write for some conservative online publication . I seemed to remember. sadly, that his wife got very ill and died and he wrote very movingly about the grief process. I can't recall his name, though.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 14, 2022 08:18 AM (N7MbR)

Kushner?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 14, 2022 08:18 AM (GPwVZ)

96 81 DO NOT contact their parents and out them to their families, a teacher professional development training at Walsh Middle School (WMS) in Round Rock Independent School District (RRISD), told teachers, according to documents.

Last thing we would want is that the people that love them and bore them would want to get them real help!!
Posted by: rhennigantx at January 14, 2022 08:14 AM (yrol0)

Having seen one get "help", really, you want to keep them as far away from most of that as possible. All most "help" does is push them further down their path of insanity, probably b/c that's both the safest and most lucrative long term approach. What you want to do is shut down the keyboard warrioring and bring them back to a Church (preferably Catholic, or another that actually provides a coherent reason for why they need to rethink their life path)...

Posted by: Nova local at January 14, 2022 08:18 AM (exHjb)

97 83 Locale matters on this one. I don't know what that means for national policy or the future.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2022 08:15 AM (DU+/6)

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The only national policy is executive orders and regulations, and those seem to be stymied a bit for the moment.

That, plus the obvious factional war on the left for the future of covid/economic policy, is going to make covid what it's always been: a local concern.

What colors it all is that local news sources get so many of their stories from national news sources like AP which have important offices in places where local covid policy is hysteria, filtering down to everywhere else. And yet, those of us in red states know that it hasn't mattered that much for a while and life has just gone on. The news is just becoming more irrelevant to many people's lives, and that's going to affect much more than covid policy.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 08:19 AM (LvTSG)

98 Such is the nature of an inflection point. There are two competing realities. Which one is dominant is to some degree - perhaps a large one - locality-based. Where I am, there's maybe one COVID-related story per day on the local news. The press is all-in on "COVID forever" and it gets relatively little coverage here as compared to where I used to live, where it was the only topic. Out and about in the real world, I see

Locale matters on this one. I don't know what that means for national policy or the future.
Posted by: Joe Mannix


Dem powers that be want this to end. It is killing them nationwide. However, they broke millions of people's brain with panic porn, and now cannot figure how to turn it off.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 14, 2022 08:19 AM (uXonU)

99 PT2 - Then, at least you'd know if the lifestyle choice was performative, or actual issues needing help...

Posted by: Nova local at January 14, 2022 08:19 AM (exHjb)

100 Emily Dickinson was really hot in "Rio Bravo"

had no idea she could poet

Posted by: REDACTED at January 14, 2022 08:20 AM (us2H3)

101 98
Dem powers that be want this to end. It is killing them nationwide. However, they broke millions of people's brain with panic porn, and now cannot figure how to turn it off.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 14, 2022 08:19 AM (uXonU)

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It's like starting a riot and then asking everyone to simply put down the tvs and go home.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 08:20 AM (LvTSG)

102 ... Like the whole meat section was gone. Except the plant based stuff. Literally not one item was gone from there. That display case was full. ...
Posted by: blaster at January 14, 2022 08:18 AM (mbFEM)
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Exactly like what happened in March-April of 2020, when the shortages hit hard in the face of rapid ramp-up of reserves at the beginning of the lockdown period. You can see very quickly and in sharp relief what people value when they think it's not going to be there tomorrow. "Heavily engineered, plant-based ersatz meat products" are not something people value.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2022 08:20 AM (DU+/6)

103 "If they work in a Hospital, they have to abide by the mandate."
Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 14, 2022 08:12 AM (GPwVZ)


Those that take federal Medicare reimbursements technically.
A precedent that goes way back. One of the biggest oversteps of the federal government was forcing the states to accept a 21 Y.O. drinking age by tying it to federal transportation dollars. Thanks Ronald Reagan.

Posted by: lowandslow at January 14, 2022 08:21 AM (4thlk)

104 Two alternate realities and I can't figure out which is going to prevail.
Posted by: Ripley at January 14, 2022 08:10 AM (MxEKc)

Neither. Just a long, drawn-out conflict between cultism and common-sense. Think of the Irish "troubles."

Posted by: Ordinary American at January 14, 2022 08:21 AM (H8QX8)

105 88 So, fun fact I periodically forget: anything on a line that appears to the right of a "less than" sign will, along with the symbol itself, vanish from the posted comment.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2022 08:17 AM (DU+/6)


It's almost like I can parse HTML elements. But, not really. Keeps life interesting.

Posted by: Minx 0.7 alpha at January 14, 2022 08:21 AM (DTX3h)

106 How long is this January 6 so called commission going to go on? How many weeks has it been now? How many taxpyer dollars are being wasted on this farce?

Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at January 14, 2022 08:21 AM (nxdel)

107 J6 committee is threatening McCarthy.

Maybe he will get it now.

Posted by: blaster at January 14, 2022 08:23 AM (mbFEM)

108 Like the whole meat section was gone. Except the plant based stuff. Literally not one item was gone from there. That display case was full.

I think that we will be dipping into our survival food soon.
Posted by: blaster


Go when a hurricane is bearing down. Same phenomenon. Meat case empty. Plant based fake meat untouched.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 14, 2022 08:23 AM (uXonU)

109 Leader of the Oath Keepers and 10 others arrested for "seditious conspiracy" in connection to 1/6.

https://tinyurl.com/3nz9p3t4

Posted by: Eisenhorn at January 14, 2022 08:23 AM (UyOGo)

110
In #83, it was supposed to say ", I see {less than} 25% of people masked, with notable exceptions. The 'Vid is not a major topic of conversation in restaurants anymore."
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2022 08:17 AM (DU+/6)

That's what I'm seeing where I am.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 14, 2022 08:23 AM (evAgx)

111 Jews Dont Count
When talking about diversity and inclusion, Jews are not part of the discussion,

From what I have seen, on the whole, Jewish people work hard to support their families, occupations, and businesses.

DEI is antithetical to hard work and devotion.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 14, 2022 08:23 AM (yrol0)

112 Huck noncompliance protest

Posted by: Skip's Phone at January 14, 2022 08:23 AM (RE/i3)

113 What colors it all is that local news sources get so many of their stories from national news sources like AP which have important offices in places where local covid policy is hysteria, filtering down to everywhere else. And yet, those of us in red states know that it hasn't mattered that much for a while and life has just gone on. The news is just becoming more irrelevant to many people's lives, and that's going to affect much more than covid policy.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 08:19 AM (LvTSG)
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Yup. Everything is tinged blue. Everything. This is because all of the writers are in the blue hives. The one dude doing the local beat adds some local flavor, but it's all AP and Reuters and WaPo and LAT and NYT. They set national media tone, at every level.

And yet, they wonder why no one buys newspapers...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2022 08:23 AM (DU+/6)

114 Bernie Sanders: "Congress Must Demand the Mass Production and Distribution of N95 Masks"



Wait Bernie! Why do we need all these different types, colors, sizes styles of masks anyways? It just confuses people and wastes resources One type if mask would be so much more simple and efficient.


Instead of introducing your bill to provide better masks you should be introducing a bill to mandate the production of only one type for everybody.

Posted by: Ripley at January 14, 2022 08:23 AM (MxEKc)

115 Depending on state, I think.
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"State" doesn't enter into it: If you hold a federal contract, as we do, the Feds have the right to insert provisions essentially at will, and they did, requiring anyone who works on their software installation (in our case) to be full vaxxed. Open and shut matter, and they have the right to audit, which as a practical matter means (I guess) they could come in and ask to see our peoples vaccination records. They won't, but they could.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 14, 2022 08:24 AM (ikIMD)

116 40 I think I would like to see that version of Macbeth.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 14, 2022 07:56 AM (y11zO)

Fun fact: Frances McDormand asked Meryl Streep have the same number or acting Oscars (4). Frances actually has more Oscars than Streep

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 14, 2022 08:24 AM (mdjgu)

117 107 J6 committee is threatening McCarthy.

Maybe he will get it now.
Posted by: blaster at January 14, 2022 08:23 AM (mbFEM)

no trick questions before 9 am

Posted by: REDACTED at January 14, 2022 08:24 AM (us2H3)

118 Jewells! I finally got to your Etsy shop - it wasn't easy. I love your jewelry - it is lovely and you are very talented.

The doggeh charms are so cute. Sadly, my dogs would eat them.

Posted by: Rosasharn at January 14, 2022 08:24 AM (yEBFM)

119 Thank you J.J you impress me daily!
I have a slightly O/T question. I. We have all seen the video of Biden falling up the stairs to AF1. My question is why didn't ANYBODY run up to help him? A couple years ago I was taking my dog for a walk. I was going through chemo, so I had a wig on so when she ( my rottie) decided that a squirrel had gotten too close and lunged at the squirrel, thereby pulling me down. In minutes I was surrounded by neighbors. But nobody ran to help Biden. What if he hadn't tripped but had been shot? In fact, he was allowed to fall again. And again. And the same incurious behavior is shown by nobody in the msm questions why Biden oftentimes films in a fake White House setting.

Posted by: Chillin the most at January 14, 2022 08:24 AM (ZpuGY)

120 My triple vaxed sis has Covid. She's ok but better not ask me again to get a shot.
Posted by: f'd at January 14, 2022 08:02 AM (vrz2I)

about 5 guys in my dept have come down with the vid since christmas break. all but 1 were at least double vaxxed.

i still stare when someone says "well at least it's not as bad as it could have been".

we are bloody engineers, supposed to understand science and statistics, and shit. but i suppose, if doctors can be convinced to say this crap...

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at January 14, 2022 08:24 AM (8D42x)

121 As press walked out of Bidens briefing on how his administration is handling the coronavirus pandemic, NBCs Kelly ODonnell asked Biden

Maybe a press conference soon, Mr. President? We would look forward to that.

Me too, Biden responded.

All Uncle Joe heard was do you want Ice Cream?

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 14, 2022 08:25 AM (yrol0)

122 Gonna be a great day for watching politics in Baltimore.

https://tinyurl.com/2p9yzs2j

And the icing on that shit cupcake is...

https://tinyurl.com/ym9mutwd

As a reminder, the President of Baltimore's city council is her husband, Nick Mosby.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at January 14, 2022 08:25 AM (3D/fK)

123 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 14, 2022 08:25 AM (Zz0t1)

124 93 If they work in a Hospital, they have to abide by the mandate
Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 14, 2022 08:12 AM (GPwVZ)
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It sounds as if Florida wants to fight this one some more, though where you go after SCOTUS, I do not know.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 14, 2022 08:18 AM (ikIMD)


Nullification. Declare that Florida will not abide by the ruling.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 14, 2022 08:25 AM (s2VJv)

125 106 How long is this January 6 so called commission going to go on? How many weeks has it been now? How many taxpyer dollars are being wasted on this farce?
Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at January 14, 2022 08:21 AM (nxdel)

Right up until the minute the next Congress takes office, that is guaranteed. With the death of the BBB and the death of their precious "voting rights" bill, Dems have nothing left to run on but this. They are going to make this the centerpiece of their entire campaign for the rest of the year.

btw, I have no doubt it is going to fail spectacularly for them.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 14, 2022 08:25 AM (evAgx)

126 There getting away with it and no one is doing anything about it.

We're fucked.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 14, 2022 08:25 AM (Zz0t1)

127 95- Thanks. I can't recall and wherever I used to see his stuff I can't recall either. Sigh.



Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 14, 2022 08:25 AM (N7MbR)

128 "Heavily engineered, plant-based ersatz meat products" are not something people value.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2022 08:20 AM (DU+/6)

They don't care. Your likes and dislikes mean nothing to them, or as much as your hopes and joys. You'll take what they dish out and you'll like it.

Posted by: Ordinary American at January 14, 2022 08:25 AM (H8QX8)

129 JSix will be folded into the IRS. Eternal in all 13 dimensions of time and space.

Posted by: klaftern at January 14, 2022 08:25 AM (taPSh)

130 "Go Pack."
Posted by: grammie winger at January 14, 2022 08:18 AM (45fpk)


I hate to admit it but watched a few games, all because of Aaron Rodgers. This guy is playing on such another level that I wanted to watch because I don't think we'll ever see it again.

Posted by: lowandslow at January 14, 2022 08:26 AM (4thlk)

131 Like the whole meat section was gone. Except the plant based stuff. Literally not one item was gone from there. That display case was full. ...

--

My weekly flyer from Publix is loaded with phony meat. Every week, there seems to be even more of those products hitting the market. They are everywhere.

Posted by: Lady in Black at January 14, 2022 08:27 AM (sVtYq)

132 "From what I have seen, on the whole, Jewish people work hard to support their families, occupations, and businesses.

DEI is antithetical to hard work and devotion.

Posted by: rhennigantx"


Yet they overwhelmingly support DEI, with their words and voting patterns anyway.

Posted by: Ripley at January 14, 2022 08:27 AM (MxEKc)

133 I think Frances McDormand is a fine actress. I've never really enjoyed Meryl Streep all that much.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 14, 2022 08:27 AM (N7MbR)

134 Dem powers that be want this to end. It is killing them nationwide. However, they broke millions of people's brain with panic porn, and now cannot figure how to turn it off.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 14, 2022 08:19 AM (uXonU)
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There's an open war in the establishment over this topic. Some want it to end, and some want it forever. The former understand the need for a PR win and the desperate requirement to rebuild some political capital (which is now all exhausted) and that they're losing vast tracts of the country. The latter understand that power is its own end and want to keep by any means necessary, informed by their blue hive mind that this is the *only* issue even though people increasingly don't care if they're outside of those blue hives.

They have to make a very hard, high-risk choice now. Keep it going and keep the hardcore base, or end it and leave the hardcore base out to dry and possibly write off 50% or more of their votes and support. They can't afford to lose the 5% or so of the population - or closer to 10% of their own base - that they have permanently broken with COVID, but they can't afford to lose the rest, either.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2022 08:27 AM (DU+/6)

135 The docs (and other HC workers) have the key to ending the vaccine mandates

they need to all stand the FUCK up and finally let everyone know what they're seeing as far as vaccine side effects and injuries!!!!

I know they're scared - they're in the crosshairs. the Left has on purpose set them against the rest of the population.

but the ruling yesterday should tell them - they will NOT be eaten last. they're getting hit NOW. the Left doesn't care about them, their own vaccine injuries, their morals, nothing.

the Left is and always will be anti-life.

come on, HC peeps. you can stop all this insanity! cut bait and do it SOON. before more people are hurt by the mRNA shots!

Posted by: Black Orchid at January 14, 2022 08:28 AM (j9HX3)

136 I hate typing on my phone.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 14, 2022 08:28 AM (mdjgu)

137 Yup. Everything is tinged blue. Everything. This is because all of the writers are in the blue hives. The one dude doing the local beat adds some local flavor, but it's all AP and Reuters and WaPo and LAT and NYT. They set national media tone, at every level.

And yet, they wonder why no one buys newspapers...
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2022 08:23 AM (DU+/6)

I canceled our local paper after the shameful coverage of the last election, and sent them a letter explaining exactly why after so many years, I would never read their crap again. Hadn't looked at it in a couple years; saw a copy in the drugstore, it was down to a very thin facsimile of what a paper used to be; clearly they're dying.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 14, 2022 08:28 AM (evAgx)

138 My triple vaxed sis has Covid. She's ok but better not ask me again to get a shot.
Posted by: f'd at January 14, 2022 08:02 AM (vrz2I)


Got my haircut yesterday. My stylist is on the covid terror train. Her daughter is vaxxed and boosted. She has covid. They shut her school down because of "CASES."

Her husband was vaxxed but not boosted. He got covid a few months ago. He got boosted. Has covid AGAIN.

I said "that's not how this works. He shouldn't have got the booster after he had covid. Natural immunity is a thing."

"But omicron is REALLY BAD......."


FML. We're doomed because people aren't paying attention.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 14, 2022 08:28 AM (Zz0t1)

139 134 They have to make a very hard, high-risk choice now. Keep it going and keep the hardcore base, or end it and leave the hardcore base out to dry and possibly write off 50% or more of their votes and support. They can't afford to lose the 5% or so of the population - or closer to 10% of their own base - that they have permanently broken with COVID, but they can't afford to lose the rest, either.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2022 08:27 AM (DU+/6)

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I say...let 'em crash.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 08:28 AM (LvTSG)

140 Maybe a press conference soon, Mr. President? We would look forward to that.

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By golly, that's the exact tone that was given to President Trump! You can hardly tell the difference!

Posted by: Lady in Black at January 14, 2022 08:29 AM (sVtYq)

141 although the right wing groups hearts may be in the proper place

they could use some professional branding advice

I mean "the proud boys" and the oath keepers"

c'mon man

Posted by: REDACTED at January 14, 2022 08:29 AM (us2H3)

142 I hate typing on my phone.
Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 14, 2022 08:28 AM (mdjgu)



It's why I still rock the Blackberry. I hate typing on screens, thus the FULLY FUNCTIONAL KEYBOARD. Makes it easier.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 14, 2022 08:29 AM (Zz0t1)

143 Posted by: Kurt at January 14, 2022 08:29 AM (XQlQg)

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Well that must mean that all the other stories are just lies.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 08:29 AM (LvTSG)

144 I hate to admit it but watched a few games, all because of Aaron Rodgers. This guy is playing on such another level that I wanted to watch because I don't think we'll ever see it again.

Posted by: lowandslow at January 14, 2022 08:26 AM (4thlk)


Same here. I find it hard not to watch him play. It's on a whole 'nuther level.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 14, 2022 08:29 AM (45fpk)

145 I saw an ad yesterday for KFC's new plant meat chicken nuggets.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at January 14, 2022 08:29 AM (F4DJi)

146 "State" doesn't enter into it: If you hold a federal contract, as we do, the Feds have the right to insert provisions essentially at will, and they did, requiring anyone who works on their software installation (in our case) to be full vaxxed. Open and shut matter, and they have the right to audit, which as a practical matter means (I guess) they could come in and ask to see our peoples vaccination records. They won't, but they could.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 14, 2022 08:24 AM (ikIMD)
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The argument in the KY case was that the executive doesn't have the power to arbitrarily rewrite contracts on any terms. The courts agreed, and enjoined the mandate in the affected states (OH, KY, TN). The Atlanta ruling was broader, and that injunction was reversed. State of residence does matter from an injunction standpoint. The narrower injunction has not been overturned as far as I know.

It might not matter in practical terms, as the nationwide firms are still full steam ahead regardless and risking the liability of firing workers in those three states.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2022 08:30 AM (DU+/6)

147 >>>Huck noncompliance protest
======================
It isn't a big deal, really. Most all of the young people in our business think the Feds should mandate everyone get vaxxed, so I don't even ask. I figure we can deal with a problem, if one occurs, when it happens. I'm probably the problem, because while I got vaxxed I then got covid so I never got the booster. I figure I'll finish updating my will first, before getting boostered.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 14, 2022 08:30 AM (ikIMD)

148 124 93 If they work in a Hospital, they have to abide by the mandate
Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 14, 2022 08:12 AM (GPwVZ)
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It sounds as if Florida wants to fight this one some more, though where you go after SCOTUS, I do not know.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 14, 2022 08:18 AM (ikIMD)


Nullification. Declare that Florida will not abide by the ruling.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 14, 2022 08:25 AM (s2VJv)

Actually, Congressionally passed law could also overcome the Supreme Court (or at least force another look). Someone could lobby McCarthy to add it as his 5th plank - "unquestioned exemptions" for vaccines...

Posted by: Nova local at January 14, 2022 08:30 AM (exHjb)

149 126 There getting away with it and no one is doing anything about it.

We're fucked.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 14, 2022 08:25 AM (Zz0t1)

Change happens slowly in a war. But look at yesterday - look at how pissed off Biden and Schumer and Pelosi (and especially the prog base!) are about yesterday's events. We don't have a position yet which would allow us to win - that takes time - but they are DEFINITELY losing. And they know it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 14, 2022 08:30 AM (evAgx)

150 Two things to ponder. First, on an ambivalent note from Emily Dickinson:


Muldoon is better.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 14, 2022 08:31 AM (Zz0t1)

151 We have all seen the video of Biden falling up the stairs to AF1. My question is why didn't ANYBODY run up to help him?

actually a really good question

I do think everyone pretty much hates his ass - he's a dick and always has been

but still? maybe he's surrounded by paste eaters. it would make sense.

Posted by: Black Orchid at January 14, 2022 08:31 AM (j9HX3)

152 about 5 guys in my dept have come down with the vid since christmas break. all but 1 were at least double vaxxed.

i still stare when someone says "well at least it's not as bad as it could have been".

we are bloody engineers, supposed to understand science and statistics, and shit. but i suppose, if doctors can be convinced to say this crap...
Posted by: SturmToddler


If I got the smallpox vaccine, and then had to get three boosters, I'd be asking some very pointed questions.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 14, 2022 08:31 AM (uXonU)

153 I hate typing on my phone.
Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 14, 2022 08:28 AM (mdjgu)

Arteck HB030B Universal Slim Portable Wireless Bluetooth 3.0 7-Colors Backlit Keyboard with Built in Rechargeable Battery, Black

19 bucks

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 14, 2022 08:31 AM (yrol0)

154 I've never watched an entire movie through with Meryl Streep in it.

More coffee.

Posted by: dantesed at January 14, 2022 08:31 AM (88xKn)

155 The CMS mandate not only applies to healthcare entities themselves, but all their vendors and suppliers. So, unless the vendor/supplies complies with vaccine mandates as well, they cannot be utilized by the healthcare entity.

The OSHA mandate being struck down means nothing. They knew it would be struck down. If it had been upheld, well, that's just icing on the cake.

I can now see new rules for providers coming stating the suppliers' and vendors' suppliers and vendors must comply with a mandate. The ripple effects of this will be catastrophic.

CMS can now become a de facto regulator of all US businesses. It's just a matter of time.

The Supreme Court turned the country into a fascist state yesterday. Nothing short of a Constitutional amendment or mass non-compliance can stop this (neither of which will ever happen). If anyone thinks a Republican legislature and president can pass a law, I'm sure there's a judge lined up to throw it out.

None of this is good.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at January 14, 2022 08:31 AM (IytoW)

156 I mean "the proud boys" and the oath keepers"

c'mon man
Posted by: REDACTED at January 14, 2022 08:29 AM (us2H3)

C'mon??? We are VERY proud of those names!!!

Posted by: The FBI at January 14, 2022 08:32 AM (evAgx)

157 The argument in the KY case was that the executive doesn't have the power to arbitrarily rewrite contracts on any terms.
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There is a specific clause in any standard federal contract, like ours, that gives the Feds this exact right. I don't argue, and I doubt anyone else will either. When you deal with the devil....

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 14, 2022 08:32 AM (ikIMD)

158 The argument in the KY case was that the executive doesn't have the power to arbitrarily rewrite contracts on any terms. The courts agreed, and enjoined the mandate in the affected states (OH, KY, TN). The Atlanta ruling was broader, and that injunction was reversed. State of residence does matter from an injunction standpoint. The narrower injunction has not been overturned as far as I know.


Thank you Joe, that's interesting - I forgot the backstory of this.

I think there is still hope based on what you describe but lemme go see what Jeff Childers thinks too

Posted by: Black Orchid at January 14, 2022 08:32 AM (j9HX3)

159 "It sounds as if Florida wants to fight this one some more, though where you go after SCOTUS, I do not know."
Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 14, 2022 08:18 AM (ikIMD)


I think SCOTUS just didn't grant the stay on the order. SCOTUS will still hear the actual case in time if the plaintiffs don't drop it. Who knows when.

Posted by: lowandslow at January 14, 2022 08:32 AM (4thlk)

160 Geraldo Rivera, the amazing Puerto Rican imbecile. Wish he would just go home to Chagrin Falls, which isn't Cleveland, Jerry.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at January 14, 2022 08:32 AM (lz5hY)

161 Thank you Rosasharn!

Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at January 14, 2022 08:33 AM (nxdel)

162 I look at the plandemic as a fully funded government program much like welfare. I doubt it's going away anytime soon.

Every time there's a new strain of some bug this will get hyped up again and the mandates will return. The grift will flow and the right people will get rich.

Cutting off the flow of cash is the key to stopping this madness. But that's a fairly tall order these days.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 14, 2022 08:33 AM (BFigT)

163 i still stare when someone says "well at least it's not as bad as it could have been".

--

As this is known...how?

Posted by: Lady in Black at January 14, 2022 08:33 AM (sVtYq)

164 Kavanaugh voted for the CMS mandate to stave off any more Lefty protestors from gathering outside is home.

Definitely a facsimile replacement for Anthony Kennedy.

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at January 14, 2022 08:33 AM (TNyrE)

165 Two things to ponder. First, on an ambivalent note from Emily Dickinson:


Muldoon is better.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt

Seconded !

Posted by: JT at January 14, 2022 08:34 AM (arJlL)

166 'I live pretty close to JJ all of my holes are still filled.
Posted by: Kurt'

fify

Posted by: f'd at January 14, 2022 08:34 AM (vrz2I)

167 A student at Penn State left her school because of an essay that they had to write. The assignment was: Explain why the Taliban are not terrorists.

The professor said, "Anyone trying to argue otherwise will get a failing grade." The student said the professor's policy was you have to agree with me or you will fail this class.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 14, 2022 08:35 AM (NpAcC)

168 My advice to healthcare providers? Please continue your mandates. No, we're not going to do a thing to save your asses from lawsuits- that would be unconstitutional.

Posted by: Joe Biden at January 14, 2022 08:35 AM (AytXr)

169 Rev has been doing some substitute teaching in special education classes around the area. Assignments have become pretty scarce because most schools have hit their cut-off percentages and reversed to virtual. People who think severely disabled children can learn virtually are insane. Let the sick ones stay home. Teach the healthy ones. Especially when they need special care.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 14, 2022 08:35 AM (45fpk)

170 155 I've never watched an entire movie through with Meryl Streep in it.

More coffee.
Posted by: dantesed at January 14, 2022 08:31 AM (88xKn)

My wife loves "Devil Wears Prada". For matrimonial harmony, I've sat through it several times. Same thing with "Mama Mia". Oh, the sacrifices I've made...

Posted by: The FBI at January 14, 2022 08:35 AM (evAgx)

171 Bare Shelves Better!

Posted by: Joe Biden at January 14, 2022 08:35 AM (AytXr)

172 164 Kavanaugh voted for the CMS mandate to stave off any more Lefty protestors from gathering outside is home.
***

If so, he's not very bright.

Posted by: Ordinary American at January 14, 2022 08:35 AM (H8QX8)

173 The CMS mandate not only applies to healthcare entities themselves, but all their vendors and suppliers. So, unless the vendor/supplies complies with vaccine mandates as well, they cannot be utilized by the healthcare entity.


Watch how quick the IV bag and syringe manufacturers could shut down the system...

Posted by: rickb223 at January 14, 2022 08:35 AM (uXonU)

174 Same here. I find it hard not to watch him play. It's on a whole 'nuther level.
Posted by: grammie winger at January 14, 2022 08:29 AM (45fpk)
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I wrote him off as just one more nutty lefty and didn't watch an NFL game for awhile, but did watch parts of two of his games this year. He looks like he's having fun out there, which is slightly amazing in the NFL.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 14, 2022 08:35 AM (ikIMD)

175 OT from politics. This is an upsetting story/video about monks in Wyoming who make coffee and their organization being warped. It just makes me feel awful when young people discern they have a vocation-in this case to a cloistered order -and their hopes are dashed because the clergy or monks are corrupt and vicious. I care too, because I've read the contemplative Saints writings. And yes, I know there is corruption and viciousness in other denominations as well. Video from the conservative RC site-Church Militant.

https://tinyurl.com/bdemf22b

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 14, 2022 08:36 AM (goVg/)

176 I saw an ad yesterday for KFC's new plant meat chicken nuggets.
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at January 14, 2022 08:29 AM (F4DJi)



The NFL ran an ad during games last weekend that said blacks can't win because they make $10,000 less than white people.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 14, 2022 08:36 AM (Zz0t1)

177 154 I've never watched an entire movie through with Meryl Streep in it.

More coffee.
Posted by: dantesed



(Thinks for a moment). The Deer Hunter. I've watched that all the way through a few times.

Posted by: Puddleglum at January 14, 2022 08:36 AM (sAmhv)

178 >>Have a good weekend.


Uh, if you wanted that, JJ, maybe not paragraphs of gloom and doom and "we'll be lucky if we survive" before that?
Or was the sarc tag implied?

Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2022 08:36 AM (URNdm)

179 163 i still stare when someone says "well at least it's not as bad as it could have been".
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As this is known...how?
Posted by: Lady in Black at January 14, 2022 08:33 AM (sVtYq)

it could be raining.

Posted by: Marty Feldman at January 14, 2022 08:36 AM (evAgx)

180 160 Geraldo Rivera, the amazing Puerto Rican imbecile. Wish he would just go home to Chagrin Falls, which isn't Cleveland, Jerry.
Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at January 14, 2022 08:32 AM (lz5hY)


Yerry is very pissed that Yesse goy the 7 spot

Posted by: REDACTED at January 14, 2022 08:36 AM (us2H3)

181
I say...let 'em crash.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison

me too, i want to point, laugh, mock, and humiliate

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (IJES/) - at January 14, 2022 08:36 AM (IJES/)

182 he assignment was: Explain why the Taliban are not terrorists.

The professor said, "Anyone trying to argue otherwise will get a failing grade."


Journalism department?

Posted by: t-bird at January 14, 2022 08:36 AM (dYmWY)

183 133 I think Frances McDormand is a fine actress. I've never really enjoyed Meryl Streep all that much.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 14, 2022 08:27 AM (N7MbR)


Meryl Streep is a poor man's Rich Little. She's an impersonator more than an actor.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 14, 2022 08:37 AM (s2VJv)

184 There is a specific clause in any standard federal contract, like ours, that gives the Feds this exact right. I don't argue, and I doubt anyone else will either. When you deal with the devil....

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 14, 2022 08:32 AM


When you take the Dane geld (Kings Schilling) they make the rules and can change them at anytime. It has been like this forever. On every enlistment contract for the Military there is a clause that states that Congress can change any law anytime they want to and you are stuck with it.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at January 14, 2022 08:37 AM (bVYXr)

185 Right up until the minute the next Congress takes office, that is guaranteed.

McCarthy will let it continue. They might complain if we don't let them finish!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 14, 2022 08:37 AM (t3/qz)

186 But look at yesterday - look at how pissed off Biden and Schumer and Pelosi (and especially the prog base!) are about yesterday's events.

Yesterday was huge. Don't forget the Stewart Rhodes arrest, either, as the J6 narrative crumbles. They're losing everywhere.

Posted by: t-bird at January 14, 2022 08:39 AM (l0OK9)

187 178 >>Have a good weekend.


Uh, if you wanted that, JJ, maybe not paragraphs of gloom and doom and "we'll be lucky if we survive" before that?
Or was the sarc tag implied?
Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2022 08:36 AM (URNdm)


Darlin' I always want people to have a good weekend. I just tell things like it is but even I don't live and breathe this 24/7. You have to tune it out and try to find joy where you can. That's always been the case no matter what's going on.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 14, 2022 08:39 AM (s2VJv)

188 >>Same thing with "Mama Mia". Oh, the sacrifices I've made...


The math /timeline alone male Mama Mia unwatchable.
Meryl Streep's character would have to be at least 20 years younger than Meryl -- it is ridiculous.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2022 08:39 AM (URNdm)

189 The crackdown on individual freedoms in Hong Kong is set to get much worse this year, as government authorities are slated to impose new laws against a host of so-called

national security crimes.

You mean like the J6 Committee?

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 14, 2022 08:39 AM (yrol0)

190 ========

I say...let 'em crash.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 08:28 AM (LvTSG)



They bought their tickets.

They KNEW what they were getting into.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 14, 2022 08:39 AM (Zz0t1)

191 >>Darlin' I always want people to have a good weekend. I just tell things like it is but even I don't live and breathe this 24/7. You have to tune it out and try to find joy where you can. That's always been the case no matter what's going on.



I know, I know. I despair, though. . .

Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2022 08:40 AM (URNdm)

192 I think Aaron Rodgers is unlikely to win MVP because the coronabro sportswriters hate him.

Posted by: mr tmz at January 14, 2022 08:40 AM (m/Gc2)

193 Nice off-white pill there, JJ. Then I read Julie Kelley's account of the execrable Matthew Olsen (who must not be forgotten, along with the other villains, if the curtain ever falls on this tyranny). Money quote at the end:

" this bloodthirsty regime, out of favor with Americans and with time running out on its unilateral control of the federal government, considers all detractors an enemy of the country."

Monsters like Olsen, Garland and "Biden" generally never rest, to paraphrase your late mom, and if the buffer between despotism and semi-freedom is the McConnell-led GOP, look for them to double down. The only real enemy the American people now face is cloistered in D.C., and it is raw evil and will never stop until forced to stop.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at January 14, 2022 08:40 AM (nMx88)

194 170 My wife loves "Devil Wears Prada". For matrimonial harmony, I've sat through it several times. Same thing with "Mama Mia". Oh, the sacrifices I've made...
Posted by: The FBI at January 14, 2022 08:35 AM (evAgx)

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I hear that Mamma Mia 2 is quite superior to the first one. I saw the first one many moons ago with a girlfriend. I barely remember it except that everyone was drunk all the time.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 08:41 AM (LvTSG)

195 Kavanaugh is an enthusiastic beer drinking 'judicial' version of GOPe weakling Paul Ryan.
Kavanaugh is a USELESS pick for SCOTUS.

Hoping the Federalist Society is on Trump's permanent get the fcuk out of here list.

Posted by: Voter theater. at January 14, 2022 08:41 AM (FCPbW)

196 One of my daughters works for a woman who has two elementary school kids, one of whom is slightly autistic. This woman, normally a very reliable lefty voter, is ready to start shooting at teachers union people, because her kid absolutely needs to see faces. Unmasked.

She and her husband are finally done, and putting their kids in private school, Catholic (even though they are Jewish). It's going to kill their family budget, but they hate (with emphasis) the public school teachers unions.

As I keep saying, and sorry about the broken record, but the GOPe should run on this all over the country, because I really think they'd get some voted.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 14, 2022 08:41 AM (ikIMD)

197 You have to tune it out and try to find joy where you can.


Wise words, JJ

Posted by: grammie winger at January 14, 2022 08:41 AM (45fpk)

198 90 There was a Jewish rabbi who used to write for some conservative online publication . I seemed to remember. sadly, that his wife got very ill and died and he wrote very movingly about the grief process. I can't recall his name, though.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 14, 2022 08:18 AM (N7MbR)


Dov Fischer. He still writes for American Spectator and I do link to him from time to time.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 14, 2022 08:42 AM (s2VJv)

199 It's not a wall they're building, it's a bunker.

Posted by: Ziba at January 14, 2022 08:42 AM (S1hrL)

200 I think Aaron Rodgers is unlikely to win MVP because the coronabro sportswriters hate him.
Posted by: mr tmz at January 14, 2022 08:40 AM (m/Gc2)



An ESPN writer has come out about how fucking selfish Djokovic is by refusing the vax and still playing in the Australian Open and attempting to kill his opposition.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 14, 2022 08:42 AM (Zz0t1)

201 As I keep saying, and sorry about the broken record, but the GOPe should run on this all over the country, because I really think they'd get some voted.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 14, 2022 08:41 AM (ikIMD)


You're right.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 14, 2022 08:42 AM (45fpk)

202 You have to tune it out and try to find joy where you can. That's always been the case no matter what's going on.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 14, 2022 08:39 AM (s2VJv)



There is no joy, only Zuul.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 14, 2022 08:43 AM (Zz0t1)

203 182 he assignment was: Explain why the Taliban are not terrorists.

The professor said, "Anyone trying to argue otherwise will get a failing grade."

Journalism department?
Posted by: t-bird at January 14, 2022 08:36 AM (dYmWY)

I would have LOVED to write that essay! Not walk away! The main theme of my composition would be "Because the Taliban throws faggots off the top of tall buildings, LIKE THEY DESERVE!!!!"

(btw I would state it that way for the dear Prof's benefit)

Posted by: Marty Feldman at January 14, 2022 08:43 AM (evAgx)

204 Mamma Mia does have Amanda Seyfried in occasional bathing suits. Not a complete waste of time.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 14, 2022 08:43 AM (ikIMD)

205 I think Aaron Rodgers is unlikely to win MVP because the coronabro sportswriters hate him.

Posted by: mr tmz at January 14, 2022 08:40 AM (m/Gc2)

---------------
Indeed, the CultThink is strong with that crowd. Never liked the guy before giving up on the NFL, but would like to see him get just due to his stance on the jab.

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at January 14, 2022 08:43 AM (TNyrE)

206 Georgia is going to get winter weather Saturday night and Sunday. Sleet, freezing rain and maybe even some snow. The weather panic is setting in already but at least it is displacing the covid panic somewhat.

Posted by: Ripley at January 14, 2022 08:44 AM (MxEKc)

207 I understand why the Leftists gaslight.

But I don't get the attempt to pretend that the shortages in grocery stores are made up by Fox News and right wingers.

I guess the people who never go in a grocery are gaslightable on that, but, really.

Posted by: blaster at January 14, 2022 08:44 AM (mbFEM)

208 Gonna be a great day for watching politics in Baltimore.

https://tinyurl.com/2p9yzs2j

And the icing on that shit cupcake is...


Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

Mosby appears to have self-immolated

Posted by: Miklos, who used to watch Match Game at January 14, 2022 08:44 AM (QzkSJ)

209 195 Kavanaugh is an enthusiastic beer drinking 'judicial' version of GOPe weakling Paul Ryan.
Kavanaugh is a USELESS pick for SCOTUS.


His and Barrett's nomination frustrated the hell out of me because I knew in my bones they were squishes, and I wanted the flinty Raymond Kethledge (who was a finalist each time).

Posted by: Ordinary American at January 14, 2022 08:44 AM (H8QX8)

210 That's it. Thanks so much, J.J I did recall you had linked to him in the past. My senior brain couldn't recall the details, however.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 14, 2022 08:44 AM (xU0+W)

211 177 154 I've never watched an entire movie through with Meryl Streep in it.

More coffee.
Posted by: dantesed

yeah, not a fan

unfortuntely, Mrs.REDACTED loves her, along with all the other lefties.

and she thinks Anthony Hopkins is the greatest actor of all time

we don't agree on much

Posted by: REDACTED at January 14, 2022 08:44 AM (us2H3)

212 203 182 he assignment was: Explain why the Taliban are not terrorists.

The professor said, "Anyone trying to argue otherwise will get a failing grade."

Journalism department?
Posted by: t-bird at January 14, 2022 08:36 AM (dYmWY)

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"Women have too many rights, and the use of force to terrorize half the populace into a subservient position is not terrorism."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 08:44 AM (LvTSG)

213 Kavanaugh is an enthusiastic beer drinking 'judicial' version of GOPe weakling Paul Ryan.
Kavanaugh is a USELESS pick for SCOTUS.
Hoping the Federalist Society is on Trump's permanent get the fcuk out of here list.
Posted by: Voter theater. at January 14, 2022 08:41 AM (FCPbW)

Concur. Kavanaugh is a limp dick mamma's boy.

More coffee.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 14, 2022 08:45 AM (Xe+Zn)

214 I think Aaron Rodgers is unlikely to win MVP because the coronabro sportswriters hate him.
Posted by: mr tmz


A career-ending vax would not have helped his MVP campaign at all. I bet he's ok with it.

Posted by: t-bird at January 14, 2022 08:45 AM (dYmWY)

215 211 and she thinks Anthony Hopkins is the greatest actor of all time

we don't agree on much
Posted by: REDACTED at January 14, 2022 08:44 AM (us2H3)

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Have you considered eating her liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 08:45 AM (LvTSG)

216 "I think Aaron Rodgers is unlikely to win MVP because the coronabro sportswriters hate him."
Posted by: mr tmz at January 14, 2022 08:40 AM (m/Gc2)


He knows it. Says it bother him but not enough to change his mind and change his tune just to placate the masses.

Posted by: lowandslow at January 14, 2022 08:45 AM (4thlk)

217 A group of environmentalists voiced opposition to potential Massachusetts solar projects that could generate at least 250 kilowatts of electricity.

On a great day that project could generate about 65 KW.

On and average day around 25 KW.

Every nighttime 0.00 KW

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 14, 2022 08:45 AM (yrol0)

218 You are absolutely right, J.J. Find joy where you can.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 14, 2022 08:46 AM (cFI3i)

219 217 A group of environmentalists voiced opposition to potential Massachusetts solar projects that could generate at least 250 kilowatts of electricity.

On a great day that project could generate about 65 KW.

On and average day around 25 KW.

Every nighttime 0.00 KW
Posted by: rhennigantx at January 14, 2022 08:45 AM (yrol0)

=========

1,000 KW of virtue, though.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 08:46 AM (LvTSG)

220 We threw the British Global Empire out of America in 1781. It took seven years to reach victory. Now we are the Global Empire. By my count we are in year 5 of the new revolution. Two more years lay before us. Hopefully, we are successful.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 14, 2022 08:46 AM (WROfJ)

221 Given the choice between a republican who will sorrowfully stab you in the back and a Democrat who will gleefully, in your face, discuss in detail the sort of socialist hellhole he intends to make of your existence, I will choose the Democrat, because at least he is honest and I know what to expect from him.

Given that, I have to wonder...is Roberts that sort of republican (I always knew Kavenaugh was; he was, after all, a part of the DC "in crowd" which is why he was so flummoxed that they would turn on him) or do they have something on him?

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 14, 2022 08:47 AM (CcOog)

222 "I think Aaron Rodgers is unlikely to win MVP because the coronabro sportswriters hate him."
Posted by: mr tmz at January 14, 2022 08:40 AM (m/Gc2)



He needs to remember some of the names of the dead soccer players in Europe. "I'll ask soenso about his thoughts on the vaccine. Oh yeah, he's DEAD."

That would be EPIC.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 14, 2022 08:47 AM (Zz0t1)

223 So...if Joey Bidet can make healthcare workers get the clot shot, can Ron DeSantis make them take/prescribe IVM?

Posted by: 18-1 at January 14, 2022 08:47 AM (ESjRY)

224 Jesus JJ, now I'm really depressed. Happy Friday. LOL

Posted by: jaimo at January 14, 2022 08:47 AM (DBrN4)

225 1,000 KW of virtue, though.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 08:46 AM (LvTSG)

Virtue and candles makes for a long frigid winters night!

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 14, 2022 08:47 AM (yrol0)

226 Then I read Julie Kelley's account of the execrable Matthew Olsen (who must not be forgotten, along with the other villains, if the curtain ever falls on this tyranny).
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Tucker Carlson had video of this insane person on his show last night. A truly frightening man, and once you watch him, you realize how what happened in Germany in the 30's could easily happen here. Olson looks the sort of character who would delight in building and adminstering camps.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 14, 2022 08:47 AM (ikIMD)

227 Roberts that sort of republican

Roberts is on the Epstein flight logs.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 14, 2022 08:48 AM (ESjRY)

228 He knows it. Says it bother him but not enough to change his mind and change his tune just to placate the masses.
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The masses are defined as AT&T, Comcast, Disney, Face Book and Goolag.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 14, 2022 08:48 AM (WROfJ)

229 211 and she thinks Anthony Hopkins is the greatest actor of all time

we don't agree on much
Posted by: REDACTED at January 14, 2022 08:44 AM (us2H3)

I like some of his movie work, but I saw him on stage once as Lear and he was positively awful.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at January 14, 2022 08:48 AM (dfRN6)

230 >>The professor said, "Anyone trying to argue otherwise will get a failing grade." The student said the professor's policy was you have to agree with me or you will fail this class.


Ah, yes, the wonderful Taliban!

I remember back in 2000, on a late-night taxi ride home from Reagan National airport. Attempting to make idle chitchat with the driver. He mentioned he was from Afghanistan. Stupidly, I said something like "It must be hard to watch what the Taliban is doing to your country, to the women, destroying the Buddha statues. . ." The rest n of the ride was the driver ranting at me and all of the stupid Americans who have no idea what great things the Taliban are doing yadda, yadda, praises every repressive thing they've done yadda. Yikes, I could not escape from that cab fast enough!

Only took 20 years for our country to be brainwashed into agreeing with those stoneage savages. Who knew?

Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2022 08:48 AM (URNdm)

231 Cavey Kavanaugh. Probably always was a useless prop.

Posted by: Ziba at January 14, 2022 08:49 AM (S1hrL)

232 Cavey Kavanaugh. Probably always was a useless prop.
Posted by: Ziba at January 14, 2022 08:49 AM (S1hrL)



I just want him to write a book. "Rape Trains: Here's how I would've done them."

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 14, 2022 08:49 AM (Zz0t1)

233 217 A group of environmentalists voiced opposition to potential Massachusetts solar projects that could generate at least 250 kilowatts of electricity.

On a great day that project could generate about 65 KW.

On and average day around 25 KW.

Every nighttime 0.00 KW
Posted by: rhennigantx at January 14, 2022 08:45 AM (yrol0)

I doubt it's KW, 250 KW is about 335 hp. It's probably MW.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 14, 2022 08:50 AM (Y5qcH)

234 Kavanaugh is an enthusiastic beer drinking 'judicial' version of GOPe weakling Paul Ryan.
Kavanaugh is a USELESS pick for SCOTUS.

Hoping the Federalist Society is on Trump's permanent get the fcuk out of here list.
Posted by: Voter theater. at January 14, 2022 08:41 AM (FCPbW)
*********
And all Republicans after Trump. You know the Left is just salivating at the thought of replacing Thomas and Alito.

All you have to do is look at the DA's that have been put in place to imagine who they would put in as Thomas or Alito's replacement.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 14, 2022 08:50 AM (NpAcC)

235 A group of environmentalists voiced opposition to potential Massachusetts solar projects that could generate at least 250 kilowatts of electricity.
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I saw they also got a NatGas power plant cancelled in northern Ct. which would have served Mass., and Ed Markey got a new LNG terminal cancelled in Boston. I wonder where Boston gets electricity as it grows.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 14, 2022 08:50 AM (ikIMD)

236 Olson looks the sort of character who would delight in building and adminstering camps.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 14, 2022 08:47 AM (ikIMD)

But first... the bunker in DC.

Posted by: Ziba at January 14, 2022 08:50 AM (S1hrL)

237
I like some of his movie work, but I saw him on stage once as Lear and he was positively awful.
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at January 14, 2022 08:48 AM (dfRN6)



In the immortal words of Flava Flav: Don't believe tha hype. BOOOHHEHEHEHHEAHAHAHA.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 14, 2022 08:50 AM (Zz0t1)

238 "On a great day that project could generate about 65 KW.

On and average day around 25 KW. "

At least they don't have to worry about snow, what with being in Massachusetts .

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at January 14, 2022 08:50 AM (3D/fK)

239 The rest n of the ride was the driver ranting at me and all of the stupid Americans who have no idea what great things the Taliban are doing yadda, yadda, praises every repressive thing they've done yadda.

If you've ever seen the things we were sharing in 'Stan - gay rights, "avant garde" art, etc, it is no surprise we lost.

Winning hearts and minds isn't a good strategy compared to killing your enemies ruthlessly - but if you are going to try and win hearts and minds you shouldn't start off by showing them you are batshit insane.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 14, 2022 08:51 AM (ESjRY)

240 The professor said, "Anyone trying to argue otherwise will get a failing grade."

...and will not get a job offer.

Posted by: CNN at January 14, 2022 08:52 AM (BvZkh)

241 You should be thanking us!

Posted by: Epstein Island Man and Boof Boy at January 14, 2022 08:52 AM (ESjRY)

242  I look at the plandemic as a fully funded government program much like welfare. I doubt it's going away anytime soon.
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Dang if you haven't hit on something big there.

Who's paying for all those "free"tests?
Who's paying for all those "free" vaccines and bosters?

That's billions in easy money. There is no way those people will give that up. That's a huge force that likely rivals the wine moms in driving the fear porn.

Posted by: Well at January 14, 2022 08:52 AM (LEilq)

243 Call me cynical but I don't believe Sinema actually supports the voting rights bill.

If you thought a good deal of your fellow citizens were being denied the sacred right to vote, would you really let a little thing like the filibuster get in your way of fixing it?

Can't wait to see the primary battle she's assuredly facing.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at January 14, 2022 08:52 AM (KbCG3)

244 If I were Trump, or any future Republican president (if Dominion permits), I would ask Alito and Thomas to choose the next nominees. Forget the whole "vetting process", because they are the best deciders in my book.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 14, 2022 08:53 AM (ikIMD)

245 I saw they also got a NatGas power plant cancelled in northern Ct. which would have served Mass., and Ed Markey got a new LNG terminal cancelled in Boston. I wonder where Boston gets electricity as it grows.
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There's a lot of money in delivering heating fuel in the NE. It looks a lot like organized crime to most Americans.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 14, 2022 08:53 AM (WROfJ)

246 respectful conversations = a dem tells you what to do, and you comply.

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko Solutions at January 14, 2022 08:53 AM (Qv0Mi)

247 >>The professor said, "Anyone trying to argue otherwise will get a failing grade."


Here, let a local explain:
[insert a link to Afghani movie "Osama" here: https://tinyurl.com/2p88yskj]

Done!

Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2022 08:53 AM (URNdm)

248 In the 22 years the lest has been ranting about "voter suppression" they've never found one person eligible to vote that was denied the ability to do so.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 14, 2022 08:54 AM (ESjRY)

249 Gonna be a great day for watching politics in Baltimore.


Skroom. They chose their fate.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 14, 2022 08:54 AM (CcOog)

250 respectful conversations = a dem tells you what to do, and you comply.
Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko Solutions at January 14, 2022 08:53 AM (Qv0Mi)



Everything not suggested by a dem is a threat to our democracy. Even while they're destroying our constitutional republic.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 14, 2022 08:54 AM (Zz0t1)

251 7:55 and thru the links!

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 14, 2022 08:54 AM (yrol0)

252 243 Call me cynical but I don't believe Sinema actually supports the voting rights bill.

If you thought a good deal of your fellow citizens were being denied the sacred right to vote, would you really let a little thing like the filibuster get in your way of fixing it?

Can't wait to see the primary battle she's assuredly facing.
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at January 14, 2022 08:52 AM (KbCG3)

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She's talking out of both sides of her mouth. I have no idea what she actually wants other than to hold onto power. I also don't think it will work. She's become an object of hate on the left, and the AZ Democratic Party is materially different from the WV Democratic Party. I think Manchin is set for the rest of his life in his senate seat after the past couple of months, but Sinema is going to face a really hard primary battle in a couple of years that she may not be able to win.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 08:54 AM (LvTSG)

253 Good choice with the Dickinson. Thank you.

Posted by: Ziba at January 14, 2022 08:54 AM (S1hrL)

254 People to ask for an SC nominee: Thomas+Alito, Roy Moore, MTG, that county clerk in...TN?...that wouldn't sign gay marriage licenses, etc.

You need people without fear unlike Boof-Boy

Posted by: 18-1 at January 14, 2022 08:55 AM (ESjRY)

255 Imma pretty sure the reason we went to war against the Taliban was they were outlawing pedophilia.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 14, 2022 08:56 AM (WROfJ)

256 Call me cynical but I don't believe Sinema actually supports the voting rights bill.

If you thought a good deal of your fellow citizens were being denied the sacred right to vote, would you really let a little thing like the filibuster get in your way of fixing it?

Can't wait to see the primary battle she's assuredly facing.
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer

Having left the plantation, her party would use the Steal Votes Act to steal the primary election from her.

Posted by: Miklos, thinking that particular Rubicon has been crossed at January 14, 2022 08:56 AM (QzkSJ)

257 In the immortal words of Flava Flav: Don't believe tha hype. BOOOHHEHEHEHHEAHAHAHA.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 14, 2022 08:50 AM (Zz0t1)

When the Nats first came to Dee Cee, one of the plugs run during the broadcasts was for some sitcom with Flava Flav. It was always amusing to hear the sportscasters (I forget who they were back then) say his name with just a hint of incredulity.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at January 14, 2022 08:56 AM (dfRN6)

258 Good morning dear morons from dark, wet Portland and happy birthday JJ

While our government makes war upon us, our enemies are encouraged everywhere else in the world to advance

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 14, 2022 08:56 AM (aOAEF)

259 Something enjoyable to watch for in the coming months, and I say this after spending some time painfully looking through some maniacal Daily Kos posts: The prog base is about to turn on Biden, and turn hard. (in fact already happening, which explains the 33% approval rating)

Why? Because they voted for him for One Thing Only: Power, which means the ability to Do What They Want. And now, Biden has failed. All the talking heads keep trying to deny it, but as the voting rights bill dies, and BBB dies, and Biden doesn't cancel all their student loans, you can feel the anger rising. They need someone to Blame for everything going wrong for them, and Biden - Harris are inevitably going to be the ones.

This is gonna be glorious to watch.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 14, 2022 08:56 AM (evAgx)

260 I hate to admit it but watched a few games, all because of Aaron Rodgers. This guy is playing on such another level that I wanted to watch because I don't think we'll ever see it again.

Posted by: lowandslow at January 14, 2022 08:26 AM (4thlk)

I've watched a few of th eredskins games this year. first time in 4 years. but it's because the mrs likes Taylor Heinicke, he went to ODU and seems like a good guy. we followed him since college.

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at January 14, 2022 08:56 AM (8D42x)

261 I hate to admit it but watched a few games, all because of Aaron Rodgers. This guy is playing on such another level that I wanted to watch because I don't think we'll ever see it again.
Posted by: lowandslow at January 14, 2022 08:26 AM (4thlk)


I can't watch the NFL anymore, but I checked out Rodgers stats, he hasn't thrown more than 10 int's in a season since 2010. I hope he wins the Super Bowl MVP and tells disney to fuck off.

Posted by: WeBoned! at January 14, 2022 08:57 AM (8k7U7)

262 On and average day around 25 KW.

From an article on sizing generators: "A 20-kW generator can power some but not all appliances in your home"

Posted by: t-bird at January 14, 2022 08:57 AM (n/x6m)

263 >>I think Aaron Rodgers is unlikely to win MVP because the coronabro sportswriters hate him.


Aaron simply wins by not having a heart attack on the field, or developing some other career-ending response to the vaccine. They can't take that from him with their whiney tweets and articles, can they?

Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2022 08:57 AM (URNdm)

264 Is the move to charges of sedition part of a convoluted effort to tie Republican officials into the supposed act of sedition?

Thereby being able to declare that they are ineligible to hold political office, and tossing them off of ballots?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at January 14, 2022 08:57 AM (3D/fK)

265 Good choice with the Dickinson. Thank you.

Posted by: Ziba at January 14, 2022 08:54 AM (S1hrL)



Mmmmmm....Angie Dickinson......


https://is.gd/Zzrcdu

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 14, 2022 08:57 AM (Zz0t1)

266 Out of Africa would have been epic with Frances McDormand instead of Streep.

Posted by: Indignatio Vindicatorem at January 14, 2022 08:58 AM (oWBc3)

267 But I don't get the attempt to pretend that the shortages in grocery stores are made up by Fox News and right wingers.
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I do. They want nothing less than to re-engineer the human-consciousness genome into a conditioned acceptance to Narratives beyond even one's own experience. That is, "two plus two equals five" as a permanent state of operative consciousness. To do so they try to override one's objective faculties through overwhelming societal propaganda, fear, shaming and exploitation of natural human pack drives.

Posted by: Ordinary American at January 14, 2022 08:58 AM (H8QX8)

268 From the DailyMail
Back at you, China! US Navy unveils plans for new warship that would fire hypersonic missiles and lasers TEN TIMES more powerful than it's current energy weapons
....and it has a magic wand and 20 Pikachus and photon torpedoes and....lots of other scary things as well that are totally not 100% vapor-ware.

Posted by: Downcast at January 14, 2022 08:58 AM (AEMfu)

269 Is the move to charges of sedition part of a convoluted effort to tie Republican officials into the supposed act of sedition?

They are trying that in NC with Madison Crawthorn (sp?)

Its a trial balloon...but...I don't see any pushback from the GOPe so...

Posted by: 18-1 at January 14, 2022 08:59 AM (ESjRY)

270 "7:55 and thru the links!"

There's links?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at January 14, 2022 08:59 AM (3D/fK)

271 She's talking out of both sides of her mouth. I have no idea what she actually wants other than to hold onto power. I also don't think it will work. She's become an object of hate on the left, and the AZ Democratic Party is materially different from the WV Democratic Party. I think Manchin is set for the rest of his life in his senate seat after the past couple of months, but Sinema is going to face a really hard primary battle in a couple of years that she may not be able to win.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 08:54 AM (LvTSG)

I disagree - Arizona isn't California, and the only reason Sinema won was because McSally was such a bad, GOP-e candidate. Progs don't have nearly as much power in Az as they like to pretend, and I think she's guaranteed her re-election with her moves here.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 14, 2022 08:59 AM (evAgx)

272 If you've ever seen the things we were sharing in 'Stan - gay rights, "avant garde" art, etc, it is no surprise we lost.

Winning hearts and minds isn't a good strategy compared to killing your enemies ruthlessly - but if you are going to try and win hearts and minds you shouldn't start off by showing them you are batshit insane.
Posted by: 18-1

==

It was a very colonialism mentality type of thing
Uplift the savages

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at January 14, 2022 08:59 AM (lCui1)

273 The idea that renewables will replace carbon-fueled power plants, at least without nuclear entering into the equation, is ridiculous on its face. It's been a long time since anyone showed me the math but I believe I saw that Texas would have to cover nearly the whole state with solar cells and associated battery facilities to replace what its power plants today produce. Obviously, a silly idea.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 14, 2022 08:59 AM (ikIMD)

274 262 On and average day around 25 KW.

From an article on sizing generators: "A 20-kW generator can power some but not all appliances in your home"
Posted by: t-bird at January 14, 2022 08:57 AM (n/x6m)

Once again I assume the article writer does not understand their mistake that the project would be 250 MEGA watts. But it does not matter as my point was the best solar project returns about 25% of its peak on the best days.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 14, 2022 08:59 AM (yrol0)

275 271 I disagree - Arizona isn't California, and the only reason Sinema won was because McSally was such a bad, GOP-e candidate. Progs don't have nearly as much power in Az as they like to pretend, and I think she's guaranteed her re-election with her moves here.
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 14, 2022 08:59 AM (evAgx)

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If she makes it to the general, yes. I don't think she'll survive a well funded primary opponent, though.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 09:00 AM (LvTSG)

276 The enigma of Sinema.

She's backing the fillibuster for now, so why complain?

Posted by: Ziba at January 14, 2022 09:00 AM (S1hrL)

277 262 On and average day around 25 KW.

From an article on sizing generators: "A 20-kW generator can power some but not all appliances in your home"
Posted by: t-bird at January 14, 2022 08:57 AM (n/x6m)

I had a 14 kw at my FL house and it ran everytang!

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 14, 2022 09:00 AM (yrol0)

278 But I don't get the attempt to pretend that the shortages in grocery stores are made up by Fox News and right wingers.

I keep talking about this in the grocery store when people are around me obviously looking for something that is out of stock, "Just like the old Soviet Union isn't it comrade!"

Posted by: 18-1 at January 14, 2022 09:00 AM (ESjRY)

279 So, is Djokovic in or out at the Australian Open? I'm confused because I keep seeing something about his visa being revoked.

Posted by: dantesed at January 14, 2022 09:00 AM (88xKn)

280

"Dickinson? Let me think about that one, fat."

- - Prez Joe Dickindaughter

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 14, 2022 09:00 AM (s2VJv)

281 but Sinema is going to face a really hard primary battle in a couple of years that she may not be able to win.
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My guess is she knows the Junta will fail spectacularly and wants to distance herself from it. AZ may have a lot CA refugees but they remember why they became refugees cuz they visit their kids regularly. I think Sinema is actually very bright or well handled as to her strategy. Remember, the Biden Winners are the elites of CA, NY, DE, NJ, Philly, and CT. Just follow the money and see who is getting the gravy. There aren't enough winners to pull this off.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 14, 2022 09:00 AM (WROfJ)

282 Have you considered eating her liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 08:45 AM (LvTSG)

not a fan of fava beans, otherwise

Posted by: REDACTED at January 14, 2022 09:01 AM (us2H3)

283 Remember last year when they stopped that group of black separatists on a highway up north? Did they get charged for sedition or thanked for their service? If not liking the government is sedition, the Feds will be busy.

Posted by: Indignatio Vindicatorem at January 14, 2022 09:01 AM (oWBc3)

284 Obviously, a silly idea.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 14, 2022 08:59 AM (ikIMD)

I have believed 6 impossible things before breakfast!

Posted by: MSM at January 14, 2022 09:01 AM (yrol0)

285 In the 22 years the lest has been ranting about "voter suppression" they've never found one person eligible to vote that was denied the ability to do so.
Posted by: 18-1 at January 14, 2022 08:54 AM (ESjRY)
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What the Left bleats about most loudly is something that doesn't exist or that they themselves are doing. This is true on "voter suppression" but it there is a fun wrinkle. They scream about voter suppression and they are the ones doing it, but they took an interesting path toward the goal. They don't move at retail (John Doe doesn't get to vote) or wholesale (whites don't get to vote) levels. They pursue it from an competitive standpoint. They want to suppress through overwhelming fraud to get suppression in effect but not in specific practice.

It's a variation on the familiar game. In this case, they do it indirectly by flooding in counterfeit products to overwhelm the legitimate product. It isn't Rolex sending out hitmen to break Omega designers' knees, it's Rolex manufacturing knock-offs of their own product and stuffing them into the all sales channels - and loudly proclaiming that they're *all* hand-made Swiss timepieces and if you question that, you're a bigot!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2022 09:01 AM (DU+/6)

286 Paul Joseph Watson's latest:

The Decay of America

https://youtu.be/0TxlJOd3Wxs

Posted by: Biden's Dog at January 14, 2022 09:02 AM (ENP5A)

287 The Waukesha terrorist driver story is chilling. Does Wisconsin have a death penalty?

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 14, 2022 09:02 AM (ikIMD)

288 I think Sinema is a performance artist. The whole hot pink dress and stripper boots on the floor of the Senate.

It's all about the attention.

Posted by: blaster at January 14, 2022 09:02 AM (mbFEM)

289 If she makes it to the general, yes. I don't think she'll survive a well funded primary opponent, though.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 09:00 AM (LvTSG)

see Puddin Head's post above - I think by 2024 the progs will be so discredited nationally that any primary challenge to her will be a joke.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 14, 2022 09:03 AM (evAgx)

290 Not going to worship Sinema, wouldn't be prudent, however she's also partnering with a repub about Federal hires.
https://tinyurl.com/yh23z394
Goes to the Washington Examiner. This was based on a PDT plan. Hope JJ didn't already link this. Haven't read all of the links.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at January 14, 2022 09:03 AM (2NHgQ)

291 244 If I were Trump, or any future Republican president (if Dominion permits), I would ask Alito and Thomas to choose the next nominees. Forget the whole "vetting process", because they are the best deciders in my book.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 14, 2022 08:53 AM (ikIMD)


They say Trump's people lurk here --hope they take your idea to heart.
Two of the three Federalist Society picks that Trump put forth as nominees are bona fide duds.
And the other is just OK.

Posted by: Voter theater. at January 14, 2022 09:03 AM (FCPbW)

292 281 My guess is she knows the Junta will fail spectacularly and wants to distance herself from it. AZ may have a lot CA refugees but they remember why they became refugees cuz they visit their kids regularly. I think Sinema is actually very bright or well handled as to her strategy. Remember, the Biden Winners are the elites of CA, NY, DE, NJ, Philly, and CT. Just follow the money and see who is getting the gravy. There aren't enough winners to pull this off.
Posted by: Puddin Head at January 14, 2022 09:00 AM (WROfJ)

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With Arizona having semi-closed primaries, limiting Democratic primary voters to Democrats and the unaffiliated, I think that position favors a well funded lefty more than the established moderate. If you've moved from California because you hate the Democratic governance, are you remaining Democrat? Are you going unaffiliated? Are you joining a third party? Are you becoming Republican?

That diminishes the pool down to true believers who decide to remain in the Democratic Party, and I really think that favors crazy leftism these days more than "I single handedly sabotaged Biden's agenda."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 09:03 AM (LvTSG)

293 > It's all about the attention.

Quite possibly, but Fuckstain McCain was another attention whore. She's better than he ever was, despite nominally belonging to the other party.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 14, 2022 09:04 AM (bW8dp)

294 283 Remember last year when they stopped that group of black separatists on a highway up north? Did they get charged for sedition or thanked for their service? If not liking the government is sedition, the Feds will be busy.
Posted by: Indignatio Vindicatorem at January 14, 2022 09:01 AM (oWBc3)

I was just thinking that under their current definition of "Sedition", any one who ever riots anywhere could be rounded up and charged with it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 14, 2022 09:04 AM (evAgx)

295 289 see Puddin Head's post above - I think by 2024 the progs will be so discredited nationally that any primary challenge to her will be a joke.
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 14, 2022 09:03 AM (evAgx)

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All that will be left of Democratic voters will be those who want to turn AZ into CA in 2024.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 09:04 AM (LvTSG)

296 I just learned that a very elderly neighbor is now - as of today - taking care of her 9 year old grandson for the next few days while his little brother is quarantined after testing positive for COVID.

Re-read that if you need to. Did COVID make people stupid, or did COVID simply lay bare just how stupid people really, truly are?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 14, 2022 09:04 AM (G6CdD)

297 So, is Djokovic in or out at the Australian Open? I'm confused because I keep seeing something about his visa being revoked.
Posted by: dantesed at January 14, 2022 09:00 AM (88xKn)



He's in:

Men's draw: Nadal, Djokovic on track for semifinal clash

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 14, 2022 09:05 AM (Zz0t1)

298 291 They say Trump's people lurk here --hope they take your idea to heart.
Two of the three Federalist Society picks that Trump put forth as nominees are bona fide duds.
And the other is just OK.
Posted by: Voter theater. at January 14, 2022 09:03 AM (FCPbW)

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They should buy my books.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 09:05 AM (LvTSG)

299 Solar panels... locally here in the Bluegrass several thousand acres of prime cropland (corn/soybeans) and grazing pastures are being turned over to an outfit that's going to install solar panels.

The situation is this: the farms are now mostly owned by the original owner's grandchildren who have zero interest in farming. They're being offered what they think is a lot of money for the land. A developer would have given them a lot more. It's another kind of virtue signaling....

Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 14, 2022 09:05 AM (BFigT)

300 The Waukesha terrorist driver story is chilling. Does Wisconsin have a death penalty?

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 14, 2022 09:02 AM (ikIMD)


No, not since somewhere around the 1840's.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 14, 2022 09:05 AM (45fpk)

301 > My guess is she knows the Junta will fail spectacularly and wants to distance herself from it.

I would not be surprised if Andrew Yang's Forward Party actually goes somewhere after the impending crash and burn of the Democrats.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 14, 2022 09:05 AM (bW8dp)

302 297 So, is Djokovic in or out at the Australian Open? I'm confused because I keep seeing something about his visa being revoked.
Posted by: dantesed at January 14, 2022 09:00 AM (88xKn)


He's in:

Men's draw: Nadal, Djokovic on track for semifinal clash
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 14, 2022 09:05 AM (Zz0t1)


Will being persecuted by Australia fuck him up or steel his resolve to win it? This is a potential Louis/Schmelling match up that has big symbolic political import.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 14, 2022 09:06 AM (s2VJv)

303 I suppose Sinema is total irony. The crazy Left nominated her to begin with. She was Code Pink! She's bisexual! She will show all you uptight squares!

Posted by: blaster at January 14, 2022 09:06 AM (mbFEM)

304 287 The Waukesha terrorist driver story is chilling. Does Wisconsin have a death penalty?
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Doubt it, but they could outsource the execution to China.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 14, 2022 09:06 AM (WROfJ)

305 Princes Charles and William are cutting down on the number of superfluous royals outside the direct line of accession. I was really hoping to see a Xer Royal Highness in the near future, but no. I guess Andrew in a dungeon will have to be the lowest dive since the beguiling and emasculation of Harry.

Posted by: Downcast at January 14, 2022 09:06 AM (AEMfu)

306 Meteorite from Mars doesn't contain any signs of ancient Martian life.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at January 14, 2022 09:07 AM (UHVv4)

307 303 I suppose Sinema is total irony. The crazy Left nominated her to begin with. She was Code Pink! She's bisexual! She will show all you uptight squares!
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Who played who?

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 14, 2022 09:07 AM (WROfJ)

308 That diminishes the pool down to true believers who decide to remain in the Democratic Party, and I really think that favors crazy leftism these days more than "I single handedly sabotaged Biden's agenda."
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 09:03 AM (LvTSG)

I think the dem party will be so discredited by that time that she could easily go Independent and win. (like Angus King)

as has been pointed out, in actual outcomes, she is far more conservative than either John McCain or Jeff Flake were.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 14, 2022 09:07 AM (evAgx)

309 The grocery stores are empty. I have been trying to get my newly diabetic cat fancy feast pate since it's higher in protein than the friskies he eats now and I can't find fancy feast pate anywhere. Petco, PetSmart, Agway, Big Y, Chewy is out, Amazon is out. You name it the shelves are bare of any decent cat food. The beef and chicken packaged meat areas are skimpy. I spent $140 bucks and came home with practically nothing. I live in central Connecticut.

Posted by: jaimo at January 14, 2022 09:07 AM (DBrN4)

310 ... I saw that Texas would have to cover nearly the whole state with solar cells and associated battery facilities to replace what its power plants today produce. Obviously, a silly idea.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 14, 2022 08:59 AM (ikIMD)
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No, not at all. It's completely workable, for two major reasons.

First, shunting all the plebes into high-rise efficiency apartment pods augmented by the metaverse will reduce land requirements for personal habitation. Additionally, the introduction of large-scale automated engineering of various meat alternatives (both plant and insect-based) and high-efficiency, high-deniste 21st-century foodstuffs in combination with public health policy to encourage or mandate more reasonable consumption levels will reduce the land use requirements for human support.

Second, the adjustments brought in the first point will radically reduce energy requirements for human support and thus reduce the land-use requirements even further.

Posted by: WEF types at January 14, 2022 09:07 AM (DU+/6)

311 "People are still being sealed inside their homes in China"


Is it wrong that I have no energy to care?

I'm supposed to care about this, but NOT the slave labor and organ harvesting of political prisoners? I'm supposed to care about this but NOT that they are still running the types of labs that unleashed the covid horror show on the world 3 years ago. . .? I am supposed to care about this but NOT that Chona is actively buying up US land, business and other precious resources to be used against us at a later date? I am supposed to care about this but NOT that they essentially own our current president and most of his top people, as well as a lot (most?) of Congress?

No.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2022 09:07 AM (URNdm)

312 Never was an Angie Dickenson fan. She had RBF long before there was a name for it.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 14, 2022 09:07 AM (bW8dp)

313 What happened to the space railgun that launches tungsten telephone poles on a city?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 14, 2022 09:08 AM (t3/qz)

314 I would put Alec Guinness or Laurence Olivier up ad the greatest actors of all time. Trouble is, they both had more stage work than movies and the stage work is lost to posterity. I will always like, too, that Guinness converted to Catholicism and that he also wrote a personal note back after somebody I knew wrote a letter saying that she had enjoyed his performance in some play she saw in England ,and also said she enjoyed his movies. I thought that was classy of him.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 14, 2022 09:08 AM (GcljU)

315 "Why? Because they voted for him for One Thing Only: Power, which means the ability to Do What They Want. And now, Biden has failed. All the talking heads keep trying to deny it, but as the voting rights bill dies, and BBB dies, and Biden doesn't cancel all their student loans, you can feel the anger rising. They need someone to Blame for everything going wrong for them, and Biden - Harris are going to be the ones.
Posted by: Tom Servo"


Which is one reason the low polls for Biden don't give me much consolation. The progs and libs and LIVs aren't rejecting the Dem agenda and goings start voting against them. They want even more of it, faster and harder. Still, fun to watch.

Posted by: Ripley at January 14, 2022 09:08 AM (MxEKc)

316 Fava beans stink, IIRC.

Posted by: Ziba at January 14, 2022 09:08 AM (S1hrL)

317 Once again I assume the article writer does not understand their mistake that the project would be 250 MEGA watts.

Ah, this explains it: https://tinyurl.com/bdhjx4xd
The environmentalists in Mass. are opposing any solar projects *over* 250 kW because of deforestation concerns. They're specifically against an 11 MW project.

Posted by: t-bird at January 14, 2022 09:08 AM (SwCv8)

318 Nadal is a spent force save for his Paris sandbox.

Posted by: Indignatio Vindicatorem at January 14, 2022 09:08 AM (oWBc3)

319 Sinema knows her audience.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 14, 2022 09:09 AM (t3/qz)

320 NOAA and NASA claim last year was the 6th HOTTEST ever!!

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at January 14, 2022 09:09 AM (UHVv4)

321 My wife loves "Devil Wears Prada". For matrimonial harmony, I've sat through it several times. Same thing with "Mama Mia". Oh, the sacrifices I've made...
Posted by: The FBI at January 14, 2022


***
I am a straight guy. And I did not hate Confessions of a Shopaholic with Isla Fisher. Mainly because of Isla Fisher, but still.

And I actually liked Julie and Julia w/ Amy Adams and Meryl Streep. Mostly because of Amy. (I am partial to redheads despite their soul-stealing rep. Sue me.)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 14, 2022 09:09 AM (txdEq)

322 Re-read that if you need to. Did COVID make people stupid, or did COVID simply lay bare just how stupid people really, truly are?
Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 14, 2022 09:04 AM (G6CdD)
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A little Column A, a little Column B...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2022 09:09 AM (DU+/6)

323 301 > My guess is she knows the Junta will fail spectacularly and wants to distance herself from it.

I would not be surprised if Andrew Yang's Forward Party actually goes somewhere after the impending crash and burn of the Democrats.
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Yang is smart. He suffers from the same delusion that Bernie Sanders suffers from - America is not made up of Swedes or Chinese. We are Americans. Whole different breed.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 14, 2022 09:09 AM (WROfJ)

324 No, not at all. It's completely workable, for two major reasons.

The left in 1999: Being confined in a pod, consuming base nutrients, and being tricked by life in the internet is literally hell. Human deserve to live free!

The left in 2022: Being confined in a pod, consuming base nutrients, and being tricked by life in the internet is even better then you plebes deserve!

Posted by: 18-1 at January 14, 2022 09:09 AM (ESjRY)

325 The bad part is the Waukesha terrorist driver story isn't really unusual. The action itself it, but the mindset and determination and single-mindedness regarding accomplishing those actions isn't.

If we had an honest press that reported about things in an informative way we would be less shocked by this. Matter of fact, we might could have already had a conversation about what is wrong with the element of society that drives that behavior.

Oh well. BlAcK LIvEs MaTtER!!! or whatever.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 14, 2022 09:10 AM (G6CdD)

326 Alec Guinness is always good in any film.

Posted by: dantesed at January 14, 2022 09:10 AM (88xKn)

327 I think both Sinema and Manchin are likely dedicated left-of-center Democrats, but they object to the crazier aspects of the Bernie agenda. I appreciate their reining the junta in, because no one else can.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 14, 2022 09:10 AM (ikIMD)

328 I think Aus cancelled the visa again.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 14, 2022 09:10 AM (t3/qz)

329 The left in 1999: Being confined in a pod, consuming base nutrients, and being tricked by life in the internet is literally hell. Human deserve to live free!

The left in 2022: Being confined in a pod, consuming base nutrients, and being tricked by life in the internet is even better then you plebes deserve!
Posted by: 18-1 at January 14, 2022 09:09 AM (ESjRY)
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What a difference a generation makes, eh?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2022 09:10 AM (DU+/6)

330 308 I think the dem party will be so discredited by that time that she could easily go Independent and win. (like Angus King)

as has been pointed out, in actual outcomes, she is far more conservative than either John McCain or Jeff Flake were.
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 14, 2022 09:07 AM (evAgx)

========

It'd be interesting to see how her independent run would work out (assuming AZ doesn't have sore loser laws). Feels like it'd be an opening for the Republican to simply walk in with a plurality.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 09:11 AM (LvTSG)

331 321 My wife loves "Devil Wears Prada". For matrimonial harmony, I've sat through it several times. Same thing with "Mama Mia". Oh, the sacrifices I've made...
Posted by: The FBI at January 14, 2022
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Hey, I watched Queer Eye for the Straight Guy this week with my wife. I had to keep asking her is everyone gay on the show and is that guy wearing a dress. It was very gay.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 14, 2022 09:11 AM (WROfJ)

332 I see that people are starting to put those Biden "I did that!" stickers on grocery shelves now.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 14, 2022 09:12 AM (bW8dp)

333 And I actually liked Julie and Julia w/ Amy Adams and Meryl Streep. Mostly because of Amy. (I am partial to redheads despite their soul-stealing rep. Sue me.)
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 14, 2022 09:09 AM (txdEq)
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Putting that one on the list! Thanks. I'm always supposed to have movies teed up for my wife to watch after work and dinner, so I appreciate this suggestion.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 14, 2022 09:13 AM (ikIMD)

334 324
The left in 1999: Being confined in a pod, consuming base nutrients, and being tricked by life in the internet is literally hell. Human deserve to live free!

The left in 2022: Being confined in a pod, consuming base nutrients, and being tricked by life in the internet is even better then you plebes deserve!
Posted by: 18-1 at January 14, 2022 09:09 AM (ESjRY)

I'm not really sure that was the intended message of the Matrix.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at January 14, 2022 09:13 AM (z5Vrg)

335 Sure. If there is a warming trend the current years will be the hottest ever. The issues are 1: how much is it actually warming- accuracy of current measurements. 2: What are you comparing it to- accuracy of historical measurements. 3: Is it natural or man or both?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 14, 2022 09:13 AM (t3/qz)

336 > The environmentalists in Mass. are opposing any solar projects *over* 250 kW

Envirowhackjobs only like imaginary energy sources. Anything that comes close to actually being built, they hate.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 14, 2022 09:14 AM (bW8dp)

337 Tucker destroys NPR:

https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/npr-is-collapsing/

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 14, 2022 09:14 AM (yrol0)

338 Personnel is policy.

Trump's picks for personnel are 90% poor

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 14, 2022 09:14 AM (aOAEF)

339 I see McCarthy is out with his weak solutions for America or whatever the fuck he's calling it. Fuck The RINO party.

Posted by: Capital Eff at January 14, 2022 09:14 AM (GYllL)

340 >>What a difference a generation makes, eh?


Gee, what a difference a generation who grew up immersed in tech and social media makes, eh?.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2022 09:14 AM (URNdm)

341 A chick movie for guys. Pret a Porter or Ready to Wear. It's a movie about fashion. But SPOILER! At the end they have a fashion show where all the top supermodels of the 90s are buck nekkid.

Posted by: blaster at January 14, 2022 09:15 AM (mbFEM)

342 328 I think Aus cancelled the visa again.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy

Despite our general disappointment in them, saw a comment that argued that if not for Trump's SCOTUS appointees, we'd be Australia right now.

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at January 14, 2022 09:15 AM (lCui1)

343 I have to sit through days of our lives. It is soul sucking.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 14, 2022 09:15 AM (t3/qz)

344 I'm not really sure that was the intended message of the Matrix.

I'm only really using the original matrix movie for the 1999 entry, the left really wants people living in pods eating nutrients from bugs now.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 14, 2022 09:15 AM (ESjRY)

345 333 Putting that one on the list! Thanks. I'm always supposed to have movies teed up for my wife to watch after work and dinner, so I appreciate this suggestion.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 14, 2022 09:13 AM (ikIMD)

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Anti-christ
Eyes Wide Shut
Hostel
Salo: or the 120 Days of Sodom
Hoodwinked

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 09:15 AM (LvTSG)

346 First, shunting all the plebes into high-rise efficiency apartment pods augmented by the metaverse will reduce land requirements for personal habitation. Additionally, the introduction of large-scale automated engineering of various meat alternatives (both plant and insect-based) and high-efficiency, high-deniste 21st-century foodstuffs in combination with public health policy to encourage or mandate more reasonable consumption levels will reduce the land use requirements for human support.

Second, the adjustments brought in the first point will radically reduce energy requirements for human support and thus reduce the land-use requirements even further.
Posted by: WEF types at January 14, 2022 09:07 AM (DU+/6)
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Soylent green!

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 14, 2022 09:15 AM (ikIMD)

347 The "people" sealed inside their hovels in China are not considered to be real humans by the government. They are supposed to die.

Posted by: klaftern at January 14, 2022 09:15 AM (taPSh)

348 News chyrons here [two of them -- that's a rarity on one subject!] make it sound like the Aussie federal immigration minister might still deport Novak, revoking his visa a second time.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at January 14, 2022 09:15 AM (UHVv4)

349 I see that people are starting to put those Biden "I did that!" stickers on grocery shelves now.

I need to get some of those.

Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at January 14, 2022 09:15 AM (nxdel)

350 Status of Privileged Serbian from Daily Mail:

Novak Djokovic will go back into detention for the weekend after his deportation was delayed by the Australian government so he can continue his fight to stay in the country and defend his Australian Open title next week.

After the player's visa was today axed for a second time, Djokovic's last-gasp bid to avoid deportation suffered a potential setback Friday, however, when his case was transferred to the Federal Court.

Judge Anthony Kelly - who overturned the original visa cancellation on Monday - said a new court and new judge would have to hear the challenge to the player's visa being cancelled again.

In the meantime, Djokovic will be detained from 8am Saturday except to attend online court hearings at his solicitors' offices, with Border Force officials deployed on the same floor, government lawyer Stephen Lloyd said.

Posted by: Gref at January 14, 2022 09:15 AM (AMIL/)

351 Is it safe?

Posted by: Archer at January 14, 2022 09:16 AM (gmo/4)

352 The ChiComs are denying that they've had any COVID cases *at all* for the last year.

Much like the way that Saddam Hussein was reelected 11 million to zero.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 14, 2022 09:16 AM (bW8dp)

353 And I actually liked Julie and Julia w/ Amy Adams and Meryl Streep. Mostly because of Amy. (I am partial to redheads despite their soul-stealing rep. Sue me.)
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 14, 2022
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Putting that one on the list! Thanks. I'm always supposed to have movies teed up for my wife to watch after work and dinner, so I appreciate this suggestion.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 14, 2022


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It is actually fun and charming. It's not You've Got Mail (from the same director, oddly enough), but fun. And despite what people here say about Meryl Streep, to me she is always impressive on film. Her Julia Child is a fascinating portrait.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 14, 2022 09:16 AM (txdEq)

354 > I need to get some of those.

Insty posts a link fairly regularly.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 14, 2022 09:17 AM (bW8dp)

355 Paul Joseph Watson's latest:

The Decay of America

https://youtu.be/0TxlJOd3Wxs
Posted by: Biden's Dog at January 14, 2022 09:02 AM (ENP5A)



He's good.

We're fucked.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 14, 2022 09:17 AM (Zz0t1)

356 Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 09:15 AM (LvTSG)

You ever read all the conspiracy theories about Eyes Wide Shut? They think there is a lot of hidden meaning in the film about elite pedos.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 14, 2022 09:17 AM (UuD2k)

357 Solutions for America:

1: get medium hot sauce at the Capitol cafeteria taco bar. The hot is too spicy and mild is just weak.

2: reach across the aisle for common sense problems solutions.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 14, 2022 09:17 AM (t3/qz)

358 Remember how, after last year's Meat Panic, the cases were suddenly flooded with the meat that had finally been processed?

My Kroger had an entire case of bacon that was selling for a considerable discount. Heck yeah I grabbed a lot.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes at January 14, 2022 09:17 AM (Dc2NZ)

359 The way the Feebs are today, wipe your fingerprints off those FJB stickers

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at January 14, 2022 09:18 AM (lCui1)

360 Anti-christ
Eyes Wide Shut
Hostel
Salo: or the 120 Days of Sodom
Hoodwinked
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 09:15 AM (LvTSG)

if you're going with that list for her, add The Secretary with Maggie Gyllenhaal.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 14, 2022 09:18 AM (evAgx)

361 Paul Joseph Watson's latest:

The Decay of America

**

Best case scenario is collapse into totalitarianism and a total collapse of our currency and every penny we've saved.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 14, 2022 09:18 AM (G6CdD)

362 If you weld people inside of their houses and never test them, can you really say they are infected?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 14, 2022 09:19 AM (t3/qz)

363 TJM, she likes rom-coms, like Failure To Launch and the Will Smith movie about the relationship coach, whose name I forget. Loves inspriational films, like the Denzel movie about the high school football coach. Sometimes she likes action films, if the violence isn't too gory. She loves, for example, the Cruise MI films and the Matt Damon amnesia guy movies. I should just come and ask you, shouldn't I?? What the hell was I thinking?!

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 14, 2022 09:19 AM (ikIMD)

364 Conservative Florida Congressman Michael Walsh introduced his new baby boy on F&F all decked out in camo with an Army shirt. He named him Armie.

Did not know that he is married to Julia Nesheiwat, who was a Homeland Security advisor to the Trump administration and his sister-in-law is Dr. Janette Nesheiwat, who is a Fox News contributor.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 14, 2022 09:19 AM (NpAcC)

365 Gee, what a difference a generation who grew up immersed in tech and social media makes, eh?.
Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2022 09:14 AM (URNdm)
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What's funny is that they didn't. The people born in the late 90s may have been immersed in "tech" - whatever that means (namely the internet as a thing that is normal and available) - but not social media. Social media didn't exist prior to 2000 and wasn't meaningful until about 2005-2007 and wasn't a major force until 2010 and wasn't dominant until around 2012 or so. It was an astonishingly rapid curve, but it has been much more recent than most people remember it being.

But more to the point, the people in charge now are *not* that generation. The people in charge are largely later Boomers - for whom these are late-stage developments -and the earlier Millennials - for whom these are more normal but still not foundational-from-childhood tools and culture. I'm one of the latter and I still vividly remember and experienced the world before all this stuff.

The people who really and truly grew up with this aren't in power yet. Lord only knows what hell they might bring.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2022 09:19 AM (DU+/6)

366 The death of Terry Teachout saddens me. Around twenty years ago, I would e-mail him a question about the arts and though he didn't know me from Adam, he always courteously responded. He went Never-Trump in 2016 and doubled down in 2020. However, unlike another erstwhile pen pal of mine who went Never-Trump, Teachout's mind had not completely rotted. (And in 2020, Teachout's wife died in NYC during the pandemic soon after getting a transplant, which is enough to drive anyone mad.) Requiescat in pace.

Posted by: Pete in Texas at January 14, 2022 09:19 AM (2RBkF)

367 >>Tucker destroys NPR:
https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/npr-is-collapsing/


SHAPE magazine: Hold my beer. . .

https://tinyurl.com/42ue5kbx

Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2022 09:19 AM (URNdm)

368 363 TJM, she likes rom-coms, like Failure To Launch and the Will Smith movie about the relationship coach, whose name I forget. Loves inspriational films, like the Denzel movie about the high school football coach. Sometimes she likes action films, if the violence isn't too gory. She loves, for example, the Cruise MI films and the Matt Damon amnesia guy movies. I should just come and ask you, shouldn't I?? What the hell was I thinking?!
Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 14, 2022 09:19 AM (ikIMD)

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I'm pretty sure Anti-Christ could be considered an inspirational romantic comedy.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 09:20 AM (LvTSG)

369 Eyes Wide Shut . . .

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022


***
I second Eyes Wide Shut. Originally I rented it to see Nicole Kidman. Even though she's not on screen that much, I didn't miss her. The story sweeps us down and into a dark nighttime odyssey by Cruise, as if he's opened a door to another dimension. I was not a Stanley Kubrick fan before, and I don't know if I am now, but I appreciate him better.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 14, 2022 09:20 AM (txdEq)

370 God be wid us.

Posted by: Ibram X. Krement at January 14, 2022 09:20 AM (a3Q+t)

371 They say Trump's people lurk here --
Posted by: Voter theater


then they should know by now that trump should only back people with MTG's take no prisoners no fucks given communications style of in your face fuck you to the media and donks (BIRM).

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (IJES/) - at January 14, 2022 09:20 AM (IJES/)

372 Best case scenario is collapse into totalitarianism and a total collapse of our currency and every penny we've saved.
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So Weimar Republic or Soviet Collapse. I'd take the later rather than the former. Watching government employees having to scratch for a living is much preferable to being herded by them.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 14, 2022 09:20 AM (WROfJ)

373 https://www.espn .com/tennis/story/_/id/33062826/novak-djokovic-faces- deportation-australia- revokes-visa-again

Novak is out, again...another appeal coming...

Posted by: Nova local at January 14, 2022 09:20 AM (exHjb)

374
You ever read all the conspiracy theories about Eyes Wide Shut? They think there is a lot of hidden meaning in the film about elite pedos.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 14, 2022 09:17 AM (UuD2k)



The only thing I remember about that movie was Kidman being nekked, a lot.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 14, 2022 09:20 AM (Zz0t1)

375 362 If you weld people inside of their houses and never test them, can you really say they are infected?
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 14, 2022 09:19 AM (t3/qz)


They will be "Deemed" to be infected, and as such, insurrectionist threats to "our precious democracy" (vomit).

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 14, 2022 09:20 AM (s2VJv)

376 38 A Pennsylvania dentist and big-game hunter is accused of killing his wife of 34 years while on a hunting trip in Zambia in 2016 in a scheme to collect millions of dollars in life insurance money.

So remember don't ever cross your Dentist
___________

He's probably going to get away with it too. He took her to Zambia to do it, then greased local palms there so they wouldn't give him any trouble. The paid-off Zambians were happy to accept his story that his wife had "accidentally" shot herself in the chest with a 2-foot long hunting rifle while she was packing it away.

Looks like he'd been planning it for a while, as he'd purchased 9 different life insurance polices, in different states, totaling almost $5 million on her life.

The state doesn't have jurisdiction of the murder crime, and the most the feds will likely be able to get him for is the insurance fraud, and they may not even be able to do that since he had the wife's body cremated in Zambia.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at January 14, 2022 09:21 AM (k4dH2)

377 Despite our general disappointment in them, saw a comment that argued that if not for Trump's SCOTUS appointees, we'd be Australia right now.
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at January 14, 2022 09:15 AM (lCui1)
************
Unfortunately, we'd be worse than Australia right now.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 14, 2022 09:21 AM (NpAcC)

378 335 Sure. If there is a warming trend the current years will be the hottest ever. The issues are 1: how much is it actually warming- accuracy of current measurements. 2: What are you comparing it to- accuracy of historical measurements. 3: Is it natural or man or both?
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 14, 2022 09:13 AM (t3/qz)

I read one time that NOAA said about 50% of their temp station are not located properly. Too near pavement. In shadow or reflection of building.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 14, 2022 09:21 AM (yrol0)

379 369 I second Eyes Wide Shut. Originally I rented it to see Nicole Kidman. Even though she's not on screen that much, I didn't miss her. The story sweeps us down and into a dark nighttime odyssey by Cruise, as if he's opened a door to another dimension. I was not a Stanley Kubrick fan before, and I don't know if I am now, but I appreciate him better.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 14, 2022 09:20 AM (txdEq)

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It's a movie about dreams using dream logic. It's hard to capture that in a compelling way without feeling disconnected and overly symbolic. Cruise just flows from one event to the next, each event touching on his inner turmoil about sex without ever getting it. I find it really engaging.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 09:22 AM (LvTSG)

380 I still remember telling people to look up a video on YouTube. That is y-o-u-tube dot com.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 14, 2022 09:22 AM (t3/qz)

381 if you're going with that list for her, add The Secretary with Maggie Gyllenhaal.
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 14, 2022 09:18 AM (evAgx)
++++
That movie is very possibly Peak Maggie Gyllenhaal.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2022 09:22 AM (DU+/6)

382 I thought that was classy of him.
------------------------------------------
Alec Guinness = genuine class [Thank you, The Simpsons, for the anagram.]

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at January 14, 2022 09:22 AM (UHVv4)

383 371 They say Trump's people lurk here --


Note to Trump's people. Tell him to STFU and listen to every endorsement MTG makes then support them.

Posted by: Capital Eff at January 14, 2022 09:22 AM (GYllL)

384 > if you're going with that list for her, add The Secretary with Maggie Gyllenhaal.

The Story of O.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 14, 2022 09:22 AM (bW8dp)

385 384 > if you're going with that list for her, add The Secretary with Maggie Gyllenhaal.

The Story of O.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 14, 2022 09:22 AM (bW8dp)

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Repo: The Genetic Opera

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 09:23 AM (LvTSG)

386 344 "I'm not really sure that was the intended message of the Matrix."

I'm only really using the original matrix movie for the 1999 entry, the left really wants people living in pods eating nutrients from bugs now.
Posted by: 18-1 at January 14, 2022 09:15 AM (ESjRY)

I'm saying that I'm not sure the left meant the 1999 version of the Matrix was some kind of hell. Kind of like how they find Thanos a sympathetic villain despite him being pretty retarded.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at January 14, 2022 09:23 AM (z5Vrg)

387 38 A Pennsylvania dentist and big-game hunter is accused of killing his wife of 34 years while on a hunting trip in Zambia in 2016 in a scheme to collect millions of dollars in life insurance money.

So remember don't ever cross your Dentist


Photo of dentist up top . . .

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 14, 2022 09:23 AM (s2VJv)

388 I read one time that NOAA said about 50% of their temp station are not located properly. Too near pavement. In shadow or reflection of building.
Posted by: rhennigantx at January 14, 2022 09:21 AM (yrol0)

And they've made a series of "adjustments" that have always made the past cooler. What to they base their "adjustments" on? Global warming models. It's just one big circle jerk.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 14, 2022 09:23 AM (UuD2k)

389 377 Despite our general disappointment in them, saw a comment that argued that if not for Trump's SCOTUS appointees, we'd be Australia right now.
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at January 14, 2022 09:15 AM (lCui1)
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Unfortunately, we'd be worse than Australia right now.
Posted by: redridinghood at January 14, 2022 09:21 AM (NpAcC)

I agree. As I wrote early in this thread, even though we dearly wish for much more, this is still the most Conservative Court since 1937. Every other Court between then and now would have allowed the OSHA mandate to stand.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 14, 2022 09:23 AM (evAgx)

390 if you're going with that list for her, add The Secretary with Maggie Gyllenhaal.
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 14, 2022


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And you could go with the original of You've Got Mail, The Shop Around the Corner from the Thirties, with James Stewart.

People laugh when I suggest it, and this isn't a rom-com. But Larger Than Life w/ Bill Murray as a motivational speaker who inherits a live elephant from his late circus-clown father, and then has to get the pachyderm from Maryland to LA, is both funny and touching.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 14, 2022 09:24 AM (txdEq)

391
You want Gal Gadot in the pod with you.
You'd settle for Lena.
You'll get Stacey and Trigglypuff.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at January 14, 2022 09:24 AM (a3Q+t)

392 386 I'm saying that I'm not sure the left meant the 1999 version of the Matrix was some kind of hell. Kind of like how they find Thanos a sympathetic villain despite him being pretty retarded.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at January 14, 2022 09:23 AM (z5Vrg)

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Thanos is a psychopath who says he loves life but actually hates it. "Well why doesn't he just double the resources." Because he's a psychopath. He's like the serial killer who thinks he doing good work by carving up people in specific ways.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 09:24 AM (LvTSG)

393 "I'm not really sure that was the intended message of the Matrix."

The letters decode to "Don't forget to drink your Sanka"

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 14, 2022 09:25 AM (t3/qz)

394 > I see that people are starting to put those Biden "I did that!" stickers on grocery shelves now.

I had a stack of 100 of those. I've been putting them everywhere. Some places, like this one gas station scrape 'em off right away. Dicks.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 14, 2022 09:25 AM (BFigT)

395 384 > if you're going with that list for her, add The Secretary with Maggie Gyllenhaal.

The Story of O.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 14, 2022 09:22 AM (bW8dp)

heh! and the 1979 Caligula.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 14, 2022 09:25 AM (evAgx)

396 Social media didn't exist prior to 2000 and wasn't meaningful until about 2005-2007 and wasn't a major force until 2010 and wasn't dominant until around 2012 or so. It was an astonishingly rapid curve, but it has been much more recent than most people remember it being.
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You do know that Face Book was invented by DARPA right? It was originally designed to complement their Internet and allow the Government to listen in on conversations within the military and government at large. It seems some Govies objected and it was privatized very profitably.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 14, 2022 09:25 AM (WROfJ)

397 She would never watch Eyes Wide Shut. Perversion makes her skin crawl and the disaster-is-about-to happen feel of that movie wouldn't appeal to her at all. I watched it, of course, because Nicole Kidman.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 14, 2022 09:25 AM (ikIMD)

398 The only thing I remember about that movie was Kidman being nekked, a lot.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 14, 2022


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Well, not often enough. I think I must have seen a bowdlerized version, because I don't recall Nicole having many nude scenes at all. Even censored, the film is still powerful, though.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 14, 2022 09:26 AM (txdEq)

399 *whispers*

Winter is coming.

Posted by: Joe Biden at January 14, 2022 09:26 AM (yQpMk)

400 Trump and the Proud Boys conspired to design and release Omicron, disrupt the global supply chain, disrupt Joe's efforts to manufacture billions of COVID tests by December 1st, change the vaccine formulas to make them less effective, and blackmail the Supreme Court and Manchin to torpedo Joe's Plans to Defeat the Virus and Save America's Economy and Liberty!

Posted by: Every Member of the DEmocrat-Media Complex from today unil ? at January 14, 2022 09:26 AM (AMIL/)

401 People laugh when I suggest it, and this isn't a rom-com. But Larger Than Life w/ Bill Murray as a motivational speaker who inherits a live elephant from his late circus-clown father, and then has to get the pachyderm from Maryland to LA, is both funny and touching.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 14, 2022 09:24 AM (txdEq)

That was a Smokey and the Bandit movie!

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 14, 2022 09:26 AM (yrol0)

402 It is like the billionaire computer nerd who releases a virus to rid the world of the elderly and chronically ill.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 14, 2022 09:26 AM (t3/qz)

403 Leelee Sobieski was also pretty hot in that movie, unless she was still underage, in which case I didn't notice that at all.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 14, 2022 09:27 AM (bW8dp)

404 "Florida 2018: The Election That Saved America (and Maybe the World)
The state was a breath away from becoming another California. "

And this is why voting matters. If you elect the right people into office good things can happen. It's the good domino effect.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 14, 2022 09:27 AM (NpAcC)

405 My wife loves "Devil Wears Prada". For matrimonial harmony, I've sat through it several times. Same thing with "Mama Mia". Oh, the sacrifices I've made...
Posted by: The FBI at January 14, 2022 08:35 AM (evAgx)


I've seen DWP. Parts of it are fairly amusing. Generally speaking, Streep is not why.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, member - Ashli Babbitt Society at January 14, 2022 09:27 AM (nR2nR)

406 402 It is like the billionaire computer nerd who releases a virus to rid the world of the elderly and chronically ill.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 14, 2022 09:26 AM (t3/qz)

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Sounds like a Bond villain.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 09:27 AM (LvTSG)

407 People laugh when I suggest it, and this isn't a rom-com. But Larger Than Life w/ Bill Murray as a motivational speaker who inherits a live elephant from his late circus-clown father, and then has to get the pachyderm from Maryland to LA, is both funny and touching.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 14, 2022 09:24 AM (txdEq)

It's not widely known, but I liked that movie too! And it's got a very early, and hilarious performance by Matthew McConaughey in it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 14, 2022 09:27 AM (evAgx)

408 ***
Well, not often enough. I think I must have seen a bowdlerized version, because I don't recall Nicole having many nude scenes at all. Even censored, the film is still powerful, though.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 14, 2022 09:26 AM (txdEq)



Or, it could be I don't really remember the movie at all, except for her being naked in it.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 14, 2022 09:27 AM (Zz0t1)

409 403 Leelee Sobieski was also pretty hot in that movie, unless she was still underage, in which case I didn't notice that at all.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 14, 2022 09:27 AM (bW8dp)

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Yes, she was underage.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 09:27 AM (LvTSG)

410 They say Trump's people lurk here --
Posted by: Voter theater


I imagine they're more on the Substack, Telegram, Rumble, Twitch, and Free Atlantis platforms.

Posted by: t-bird at January 14, 2022 09:27 AM (l0OK9)

411 And you could go with the original of You've Got Mail ...
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 14, 2022 09:24 AM (txdEq)
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I was once at an event with a raffle. We each got like four tickets and you could buy up to four more. You then dumped your tickets in cans for various prizes, after which there was a drawing. One of the prizes as a new, sealed copy of "You've Got Mail." A buddy of mine dumped all four tickets in the can.

I asked him why he did that and he said, "because no one here will want it. It's mostly dudes and the chicks here won't want to watch it. I'm almost guaranteed to win. People love Rom-Coms, though, so when I win it for zero dollars, I'll get a few bucks for it on eBay. If I go for the X-Box or something cool, I probably won't win because those are what everybody wants. This is nearly a sure thing, and I'll make seven bucks I didn't have before."

He was right. It worked out exactly as he'd planned.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2022 09:27 AM (DU+/6)

412 402 It is like the billionaire computer nerd who releases a virus to rid the world of the elderly and chronically ill.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 14, 2022 09:26 AM (t3/qz)


Woody Allen as Jimmy Bond in "Casino Royale."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 14, 2022 09:27 AM (s2VJv)

413 Phone says Sundowner buying 500,000 dosession of Asta Fake Vax, more tax payer cash to Big Pharma

Posted by: Skip's Phone at January 14, 2022 09:28 AM (RE/i3)

414 Meryl Streep's like Kate Blanchette without emotion.

Posted by: Caliban at January 14, 2022 09:28 AM (HgGBT)

415 That video of Biden shouting 'it's who counts the votes' showed a rapidly physically declining elderly individual.

He looked like shit.

Someone needs to do that fade in/out thing with a photo of him two years ago, and him today.

The decline is amazing.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at January 14, 2022 09:28 AM (3D/fK)

416 414 Meryl Streep's like Kate Blanchette without emotion.
Posted by: Caliban at January 14, 2022 09:28 AM (HgGBT)


Rich Little without the talent.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 14, 2022 09:28 AM (s2VJv)

417 I have to sit through days of our lives. It is soul sucking.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 14, 2022 09:15 AM (t3/qz)
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When I was a junior in college I was home for lunch and got trapped in Guiding Light for a semester.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 14, 2022 09:28 AM (aOAEF)

418 The first time i tried to make a fb account, I had to register with my college ID. My college wasn't on their list, so I could not make an account. It was years before I tried again.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 14, 2022 09:29 AM (t3/qz)

419 Moses deliverance or Ned Beatty deliverance... worth the read just for that golden line.

Posted by: Marcus Gravey at January 14, 2022 09:29 AM (kNgCR)

420 407 People laugh when I suggest it, and this isn't a rom-com. But Larger Than Life w/ Bill Murray as a motivational speaker who inherits a live elephant from his late circus-clown father, and then has to get the pachyderm from Maryland to LA, is both funny and touching.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 14, 2022 09:24 AM (txdEq)
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Is this another Rain Man story?

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 14, 2022 09:29 AM (WROfJ)

421 Jesus isn't the promise that we would no longer be tormented.

He is the promise that if you have faith, at some point your tormenting will end.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at January 14, 2022 09:29 AM (qba/s)

422 You do know that Face Book was invented by DARPA right? It was originally designed to complement their Internet and allow the Government to listen in on conversations within the military and government at large. It seems some Govies objected and it was privatized very profitably.
Posted by: Puddin Head at January 14, 2022 09:25 AM (WROfJ)
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Maybe it was. I am not convinced of that. Even if it was, it doesn't change the timeline. Facebook because narrowly available in 2004, limited entirely to college student populations and specific large universities. It became available to broader college populations the next year, then a bit later to anyone with a .EDU E-Mail address. It wasn't until 2007, I think, that it became available outside colleges.

Whatever its origins, it is still too new for anyone in power to have grown up in the world it created.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2022 09:30 AM (DU+/6)

423 Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 14, 2022 09:24 AM (txdEq)
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We saw the Bill Murray elephant movie, and it was pretty good! I like thrillers myself. Anything with Denzel Washington is usually good. Man On Fire was a great movie.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 14, 2022 09:30 AM (ikIMD)

424 The Food and Drug Administration said it will stop regulating French dressing after keeping a tight rein on its key ingredients since 1950.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 14, 2022 09:30 AM (yrol0)

425
Art is up.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 14, 2022 09:31 AM (s2VJv)

426 When I was a junior in college I was home for lunch and got trapped in Guiding Light for a semester.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 14, 2022 09:28 AM (aOAEF)
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was a bong involved?

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 14, 2022 09:31 AM (ikIMD)

427 Art is up.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 14, 2022 09:31 AM (s2VJv)
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JJ nooding his own thread? Bizarre and unsettling things are happening in the world...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 14, 2022 09:31 AM (DU+/6)

428 423 We saw the Bill Murray elephant movie, and it was pretty good! I like thrillers myself. Anything with Denzel Washington is usually good. Man On Fire was a great movie.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 14, 2022 09:30 AM (ikIMD)

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More serious suggestions:

The Quiet Man
They Were Expendable
Drums Along the Mohawk

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 14, 2022 09:31 AM (LvTSG)

429 > Yes, she was underage.

Then my thoughts were purely fatherly.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 14, 2022 09:32 AM (bW8dp)

430 Will being persecuted by Australia fuck him up or steel his resolve to win it? This is a potential Louis/Schmelling match up that has big symbolic political import.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 14, 2022 09:06 AM (s2VJv)


Probably steel his resolve. The Serbs are used to being shit on by the "elites" so this is just a day ending in Y for him.

Posted by: Captain Hate won't forget Michael Byrd Murdered Ashli Babbitt at January 14, 2022 09:32 AM (y7DUB)

431 She would never watch Eyes Wide Shut. Perversion makes her skin crawl and the disaster-is-about-to happen feel of that movie wouldn't appeal to her at all. I watched it, of course, because Nicole Kidman.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 14, 2022


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"Disaster-is-about-to-happen feel" -- good way to describe it! No, that would not be a film for someone who likes rom-coms. Nicole's Bewitched from '05 (strangely enough, from the same director as Julie and Julia and You've Got Mail) is really fun if you don't compare it too closely to the TV series. Nicole always seems to have fun when she does comedy.

Come to think of it, Just Go With It with Jennifer Aniston and Nicole is loads of fun too, a classic farce. Yeah, Adam Sandler, but he's not anywhere near as annoying in this one. Hey, *you'd* even like it: Nicole and Jen compete in a sexy hula contest, and Brooklyn Decker is there as well.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 14, 2022 09:33 AM (txdEq)

432 You ever read all the conspiracy theories about Eyes Wide Shut? They think there is a lot of hidden meaning in the film about elite pedos.

It was filmed in the hall that Epstein's Scottish kid wrangler (Clare Hazell ) used, and the death notice in the movie was written by the guy that wrote the first story on Epstein's death.

There is *something* there but what the message really was isn't clear.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 14, 2022 09:34 AM (ESjRY)

433 Probably steel his resolve. The Serbs are used to being shit on by the "elites" so this is just a day ending in Y for him.
Posted by: Captain Hate won't forget Michael Byrd Murdered Ashli Babbitt at January 14, 2022 09:32 AM (y7DUB)
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I hope this is right. So far, he hasn't bowed to the Aussies and I am sure they've tried to make all sorts of deals with him, to make this problem go away. He just smiles and says "nah", which is inspiring.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 14, 2022 09:35 AM (ikIMD)

434 People laugh when I suggest it, and this isn't a rom-com. But Larger Than Life w/ Bill Murray as a motivational speaker who inherits a live elephant from his late circus-clown father, and then has to get the pachyderm from Maryland to LA, is both funny and touching.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 14, 2022
------------------
Is this another Rain Man story?
Posted by: Puddin Head at January 14, 2022


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That was a road-trip movie too, wasn't it? No, not really. It's odd: I would not say that Bill Murray is my favorite actor. Yet he stars in no less than 3 of my top 10 "Movies I Would Change Nothing In," along with Ghostbusters and Groundhog Day. This is the third one.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 14, 2022 09:36 AM (txdEq)

435 I read one time that NOAA said about 50% of their temp station are not located properly. Too near pavement. In shadow or reflection of building.
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I don't know if that was NOAA admitting it; I know there was a watchdog organization that revealed illegally-sited etc. U.S. stations ['illegal' because the stations' parameters are regulated by federal law] and posted photos and critiques online but the last I checked the site had been archived.

I can't recall the name now, and I'm using my new laptop and not old desktop that had the old bookmark for it.

And if U.S. stations are that crap, I can't imagine any Third World sites are any better. There was also crap like taking just one station's results and extrapolating that site's numbers for a whole foreign country or region instead of averaging the data, or whatever, from all of the region's stations.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at January 14, 2022 09:36 AM (UHVv4)

436 When I was a junior in college I was home for lunch and got trapped in Guiding Light for a semester.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 14, 2022


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I was a Search For Tomorrow junkie for a couple of years, just as the soap was ending.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 14, 2022 09:37 AM (txdEq)

437 Great movie suggestions everyone! Thank you! "Quiet Man" goes right in the queue.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 14, 2022 09:38 AM (ikIMD)

438 I have to sit through days of our lives. It is soul sucking.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 14, 2022


***
"On the next Gays of Our Lives, you'll hear Mr. Kenneth say . . ."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 14, 2022 09:38 AM (txdEq)

439 Sirhan Sirhan's parole recommendation is reject by Newsom. Wanna bet he'd be out by now if he had killed a Republican?

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at January 14, 2022 09:39 AM (UHVv4)

440 I used to be somebody. People knew I was coming and they'd be ready. Every year there were warnings before my arrival and people would get vaccinations just to avoid me.

But now? I've been literally cancelled. Nobody even mentions me. It's as if I don't even exist. You humans are crazy.

Posted by: Cold and Flu Season at January 14, 2022 09:40 AM (+S1Fy)

441 It's not widely known, but I liked that movie too! And it's got a very early, and hilarious performance by Matthew McConaughey in it.
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 14, 2022


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Yes! His performance not only goes over the top, it storms the battlements and takes prisoners. And somehow it works.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 14, 2022 09:40 AM (txdEq)

442 >>TJM, she likes rom-coms, like Failure To Launch and the Will Smith movie about the relationship coach, whose name I forget.



Oh, dear, should I mention that my old boss was behind that Will Smith movie? She left Telecom, moved to CA and became a relationship coach specifically for high-powered career women. And she is totally batsh#t insane. LEGENDARY for how batsh#t insane she is. AT work my nickname was "Gliz" - short for 'the Good Liz' because my boss Liz, was "Bliz" - the Very Bad Liz.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 14, 2022 09:40 AM (URNdm)

443 You ever read all the conspiracy theories about Eyes Wide Shut? They think there is a lot of hidden meaning in the film about elite pedos.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 14, 2022 09:17 AM (UuD2k)

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Its a documentary

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 14, 2022 09:41 AM (aOAEF)

444 Apparently Pixy's mad coding skillz can't tell quoted poetry from spam.

Posted by: SDN at January 14, 2022 09:41 AM (5i0hy)

445
35,775.60 -338.02 (-0.94%)
As of 09:43AM EST. Market open.

Posted by: DJIA Deathwatch at January 14, 2022 09:44 AM (yQpMk)

446 Man, Tucker's opening monologue last night was good. I hope he does stab us in the back.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 14, 2022 09:49 AM (UuD2k)

447 She left Telecom, moved to CA and became a relationship coach specifically for high-powered career women. And she is totally batsh#t insane. LEGENDARY for how batsh#t insane she is.
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This doesn't surprise me at all! My wife has a friend who is a "life coach" and she's a nasty piece of work, though she always has a cheerful smile on her insincere face.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 14, 2022 09:50 AM (ikIMD)

448 By the way, that Ronald McDonald eviction story is right up there, among the saddest things ever. Horrible people on the left.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 14, 2022 09:52 AM (ikIMD)

449 The Constitution has ALWAYS been an impediment to the left's agenda. Today it is less of an impediment, not because the left is more Constitutionally minded, but because they have infiltrated all levels of Gov't with those that willfully refuse to abide by it.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at January 14, 2022 11:07 AM (ynpvh)

450 All the anti-mass psychosis whining seems odd given the long history of people using the very idead to explain various social phenomena. For instance: the rise of Nazism and, in the US, the left has used it to "explain away" the McCarthy era (in spite of the facts). Not only that, it's no different than the left using the term "panic" to describe the so-called Salem Witch Trials or the day care molestation panic of the 80's or, more recently, the Atlantic trying to downplay concerns over child sex trafficking as a "panic." They also use it to describe support for Trump, the dangers of "radicalization" through social media, etc. Seems they only don't like the idea when it's used to describe factual analysis of unreasonable behavior on the left.

Posted by: Patrick74 at January 14, 2022 11:59 AM (wM0og)

451 I believer TuCa is wrong about Kavanaugh. His failure is elitism, not liberalism. The man has no connection with average Americans.

Posted by: JackWayne at January 14, 2022 12:47 PM (gmntf)

452 All the old links to The Integrity Kick are broken. Boo!
I did find a new one on YouTube today:

link

Posted by: Joan of Argghh! at January 14, 2022 02:46 PM (+G6nf)

453 Feck. This is why I no longer comment here. *sigh*

Posted by: Joan of Argghh! at January 14, 2022 02:48 PM (+G6nf)

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