Children Are Facing Learning and Speech Delays Due to Being Masked for Two Years

"Kids are resilient!"

The only harms we have to worry about are those suffered by the adult teachers!


Speaking to Fox News Digital from her home in New Jersey, a mom of a 3-year-old boy who has developmental speech delays said of the mask mandates that still exist in her state as of now, "For speech therapy for a toddler, masking isn't exactly what you should be doing, at least in my opinion. It's against what you're trying to accomplish."

She said, "It's like if a dentist required the patient to wear a mask, right? I think for speech therapy for a child, it's the same thing."

I personally realized the importance of seeing someone's mouth in communication as I got a bit older. I lost my ability to hear the verbal range of sound whenever I got into a bar-type setting -- my middle range of hearing just dropped out. The only time I can even halfway understand someone is if I'm looking right at their mouth, using lip-reading to fill in the gaps of what little I can hear of their voice.

Obviously, blocking children from being able to see people's lips move through their most crucial language learning years is going to have an impact, both on their ability to understand speech, and their ability to produce speech. We learn by imitation, after all.

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The mom in New Jersey described a troubling scenario she and her family faced recently -- one that still gets her upset and angry.

She said her young son, whose speech is delayed, was receiving regular speech instruction from a therapy practice. His therapy started, coincidentally, around the beginning of the COVID pandemic. At that time, he was not wearing a mask.

But then, because of state mask mandates as well as continuing concerns about COVID transmission and infection in early 2022 -- and once a therapist in the practice became pregnant -- the mom was told by email that her little boy, out of an abundance of caution, would have to start wearing a mask during his sessions.

"All patients, they told me, had to begin wearing masks in order to receive treatment," the mom said.


Though the mom protested -- how could a three-year-old child be masked during speech therapy? -- she got nowhere, even after she escalated her concerns to the owner of the therapy services firm.

Again she was told that her son could no longer receive therapy at that location unless he was masked. She was told, "If you don't put a mask on him, we can't provide services anymore."

So "they kicked us out" of that therapist's location, the mom said. She was shocked.

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She noted that her young son, like so many other kids, doesn't wear the mask properly all the time. "It slips off his nose. He's a little kid. It happens. So how much protection was the mask really providing anyway?"

Nobody wears the mask right. Ben Shapiro was on Megyn Kelly and said that his wife, who's a doctor, said that you need training to wear a surgical mask properly, and if you're wearing it properly, it's uncomfortable, because it's so tight on your face as to not have gaps which allow air to escape through.

Literally no one wears masks like that. These are cilices -- religious garments like hairshirts designed to be uncomfortable or painful to "chastise the flesh" to punish the wearer for sin and purify him -- for godless Karens who crave some kind of religious structure and stricture.

Karen has a very barren and empty life and fills it with making up rules to impose on other people. Especially children, whom she hates.

Daniel Horowitz recently wrote of hearing from his sister, a speech therapist, that she and her colleagues are seeing speech pathologies like they've never seen before.


Daniel Horowitz
@RMConservative

My sister who is a speech therapist in MD just texted me: "The speech issues I see with three and four year olds that have been masked I've never seen before in 22 years. So much low muscle tone, drooling, unusual articulation errors on early developing sounds..."


More from my speech therapist sister: "This kid's whole mouth area was chapped from the drool accumulated around the mask. She can't achieve lip closure for the B M and P sounds because her lips are so chapped."

"Even if the kids were not masked, all of the adults are masked, and the children can't see the oral motor movements made by the adults. They don't know that to produce a B sound the lips have to come together.

"One child today didn't realize that you have to put your tongue behind your teeth to produce a T sound. This is a typically developing child in all other areas.

"These types of articulation errors are usually seen with children who have neurological impairments or syndromes with associated speech and language impairments. I've never had so many referrals in my life for young healthy children with such severe articulation impairments."

Boy you'd think with all those "Education Degrees," we'd have a lot of expertise in child education floating around the system, huh?

But apparently -- no. Not so much.

I'm starting to think the education degree is worthless as a credential, and its chief function is as a barrier to entry into profession that helps those within the profession set above-market prices for their labor.


Remember, "children are resilient." That's what the teachers' unions said as they piled one impediment after another on to children.

Children are resilient. They'll just snap back.

But they're not snapping back.

Will teachers be paying back any money they took under false pretenses, or nah?

Nearly two years into a pandemic that hobbled learning for millions of children, teachers are losing faith that they can lift their students to grade-level work by the end of this school year.

"I can help them make great strides, but I'm not going to be able to catch them all up by the end of this year," said Rachel Bolas, who teaches 6th grade English/language arts and humanities at Limitless Learning Academy, a K-8 school in Escondido, Calif., that is designed to operate in hybrid mode. Some of her students are three to four grade levels behind, she said.

"It's like saying to someone who's less than fit, 'Come to the Olympics. Can you be ready in two months?' You need time," Bolas said. "We need to look at this in the longer term, as work we'll need to do over the next several years."

Hannah Bouchard, a 2nd grade teacher at Platte Valley Elementary in Kersey, Colo., said barely half of her students are reading on grade level now. Before the pandemic, that figure would have been closer to 75 percent at this time of the school year. Recent interim test results showed lackluster progress among her students, too, she said. And even though her administration is reassuring teachers to just do the best they can, she's plagued by feelings of failure.

"It's heartbreaking. The pressure is overwhelming," Bouchard said. "I feel like a horrible teacher. I've been teaching 22 years, and this might be the lowest self-esteem I've had."

Bouchard and Bolas are hardly alone. In a national survey of 630 teachers in December, the EdWeek Research Center found that 7 in 10 are less confident now than before the pandemic that they'll be able to help their students reach grade level by the end of the year.

In Loudoun, Virginia -- again -- this fine specimen says that children are resilient and can handle all the impediments and cruelties the school boards and teachers throw at them.

And if the children can't handle it -- well then, they're just pansies.

And that's not me exaggerating.

That's her word.

pansiechildren.jpg

And she identifies as "President, Friends of Loudoun Mental Health."

Oh, yeah, she's an expert in mental health, all right. Caveat: A lot of people gain an expertise in mental health... from the inside, if you know what I mean.

And of course she looks as you'd expect.

I think we should all take a solemn vow to each other to vote in our school board elections and fucking RAMPAGE through them like fucking barbarians searching for women and steel. I mean, we need to go THULSA DOOM on these motherfuckers. We need to make grown women cry.

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1 sponge

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, laughing with Mel Brooks at February 11, 2022 03:25 PM (LvTSG)

2 "My daughter loves her mask!"
-Karen McWineMom, who hates her kids

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, laughing with Mel Brooks at February 11, 2022 03:25 PM (LvTSG)

3 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at February 11, 2022 03:26 PM (Zz0t1)

4 Really good point from KT McFarland, very smart point.

Now it's apparent why she was taken out early along with Flynn.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at February 11, 2022 03:26 PM (MSXts)

5 hiya

Posted by: JT at February 11, 2022 03:28 PM (arJlL)

6 In Loudoun, Virginia -- again -- this fine specimen says that children are resilient and can handle all the impediments and cruelties the school boards and teachers throw at them.

Remember kids are too fragile to get called by the wrong pronoun, but recover easily from being sodomized by trannies.

Posted by: Some School Board Member at February 11, 2022 03:28 PM (ESjRY)

7 Parents will have to pick up the slack - they can't wait for this to improve - it won't. My question is: When parents were at home, out of work, did they help their children academically?

Posted by: Coki at February 11, 2022 03:28 PM (MyfG5)

8
Can someone double check to confirm "katrina cole" is not a man, please?

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at February 11, 2022 03:28 PM (JtT4O)

9 No f*cking shit.

Posted by: Jordan61 at February 11, 2022 03:28 PM (Ez6QX)

10 My daughter loves her mask!"
-Karen McWineMom, who hates her kids


Hmm...what does her hair smell like?

Posted by: Joe Biden at February 11, 2022 03:28 PM (ESjRY)

11 We need massive bonfires of masks that can be seen from space. Use some Branch Covidians as the accelerant and grab some marshmallows.

Posted by: NR Pax at February 11, 2022 03:28 PM (8I2zc)

12 For the chirrun!!

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko Solutions at February 11, 2022 03:29 PM (5P6Lv)

13 Are the Karens trying to make everyone have a lisp?

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 11, 2022 03:29 PM (zoX7k)

14 My sister who is a speech therapist in MD just texted me: "The speech issues I see with three and four year olds that have been masked I've never seen before in 22 years. So much low muscle tone, drooling, unusual articulation errors on early developing sounds..."


In other words, adult democrats.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 11, 2022 03:29 PM (Hica+)

15 This fucking bullshit. If there were any justice in this world, the old fuckers who foisted this on us would get slow, painful ass cancer and die.

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at February 11, 2022 03:29 PM (26aeI)

16 Literally no one wears masks like that. These are cilices -- religious garments like hairshirts designed to be uncomfortable or painful to "chastise the flesh" to punish the wearer for sin and purify him -- for godless Karens who crave some kind of religious structure and stricture.
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Yup. And even if you wear it right and it's properly fitted, you then need all of the ancillary good behaviors - like not touching it, like changing it out frequently, like washing hands before and after application, safe disposal, etc. - for there to even be a possible effect.

It's always been absurd.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 11, 2022 03:29 PM (DU+/6)

17 Sick. Absolutely sick. I can't help but think this is all intentional.

Posted by: soulpile at February 11, 2022 03:29 PM (hiX0r)

18 It's white teachers driving the masked bus.

Posted by: torabora at February 11, 2022 03:29 PM (Y274z)

19 It's really effing up deaf kids too. Probably all other variously-handicapped kids as well.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at February 11, 2022 03:30 PM (UHVv4)

20 My sister who is a speech therapist in MD just texted me: "The speech issues I see with three and four year olds that have been masked I've never seen before in 22 years. So much low muscle tone, drooling, unusual articulation errors on early developing sounds..."



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this is horrible

Posted by: runner at February 11, 2022 03:30 PM (V13WU)

21 2018: We have to ban plastic bags, and straws, and well everything you need to live your life.

2022: So what if their are masks on the ground everywhere you go...this is SCIENCE!

Posted by: Karen McWineMom at February 11, 2022 03:30 PM (ESjRY)

22
here's another, earlier, statement from biden:

https://youtu.be/VkgxgrWFRDY

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at February 11, 2022 03:30 PM (JtT4O)

23 Much needed post. Thanks Ace.

Posted by: artisanal ette at February 11, 2022 03:30 PM (xKKnI)

24 So, OT, but what the he$$ with Ukraine still? I mean, is Biden in a dementia spiral and he thinks we're in the 1980's again? Did Ukraine not give him is 10% anymore and he's in a fit of pique trying to get his bribes restarted?

I can't see any upside politically (or economically or world position-y, etc, etc). No one is gonna "rally around this flag" b/c no one believes the Biden admin or the mainstream media...so what on Earth are we doing?

Posted by: Nova local at February 11, 2022 03:30 PM (exHjb)

25 "I'm starting to think the education degree is worthless as a credential, and its chief function is as a barrier to entry into profession that helps those within the profession set above-market prices for their labor."

That's how a lot of things work.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at February 11, 2022 03:30 PM (z5Vrg)

26 I felt really bad for the guys at my local deli - every five minutes they'd have to fix their masks...and I'm sure they smelled like roast beef within an hour or two of the start of their shift.

Posted by: 18-1 at February 11, 2022 03:31 PM (ESjRY)

27 Letting a kid climb a tree or ride a bike without a helmet is child abuse. Forcing them to wear a filthy rag on their face all day is love and compassion.

Posted by: Ripley at February 11, 2022 03:31 PM (MxEKc)

28 20 My sister who is a speech therapist in MD just texted me: "The speech issues I see with three and four year olds that have been masked I've never seen before in 22 years. So much low muscle tone, drooling, unusual articulation errors on early developing sounds..."



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this is horrible
Posted by: runner at February 11, 2022 03:30 PM (V13WU)

It is now 20 years of job security for everyone in the "early speech" business...and early childhood development...and all those other fields that were using ADHD and autism indicators as their "crutches" to get constant early intervention work...

Posted by: Nova local at February 11, 2022 03:32 PM (exHjb)

29 "Even if the kids were not masked, all of the adults are masked, and the children can't see the oral motor movements made by the adults. They don't know that to produce a B sound the lips have to come together. ...
"These types of articulation errors are usually seen with children who have neurological impairments or syndromes with associated speech and language impairments. I've never had so many referrals in my life for young healthy children with such severe articulation impairments."

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Kids learn staggering amounts by watching. Seeing a faceless person is much less helpful than seeing a full, normal person. Vast tracts of nonverbal communication are not going to be learned by the little kids coming up in this. Even if they don't have articulation problems, they're not learning the tremendous number of non-verbal cues.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 11, 2022 03:32 PM (DU+/6)

30 Debating if I should go to a meet and greet tomorrow morning with the school board. I am beyond livid about this shit. I especially want to confront the new 'equity and diversity' advisor.

Posted by: Infidel at February 11, 2022 03:32 PM (iFFK0)

31 Remember kids are too fragile to get called by the wrong pronoun, but recover easily from being sodomized by trannies.

EMERGENCY, CRISIS AVERTING, COMMON SENSE, FAMILY FRIENDLY, UNIVERSAL MANDATORY SODOMY FOR THE CHIRRUN!!

A modest proposal.

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko Solutions at February 11, 2022 03:32 PM (5P6Lv)

32 Having credentials is not a direct corollary to having common sense.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 11, 2022 03:32 PM (zoX7k)

33 I'm starting to think the education degree is worthless as a credential, and its chief function is as a barrier to entry into profession that helps those within the profession set above-market prices for their labor.
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The hell you say.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 11, 2022 03:32 PM (DU+/6)

34 It accomplishes nothing but making lefties feel good. It's nothing but maskerbation.

We need to end public maskerbation, I'm sick of seeing it. And all these teachers maskerbating children should lose their jobs.

Posted by: 29Victor at February 11, 2022 03:32 PM (BJKQV)

35 Letting a kid climb a tree or ride a bike without a helmet is child abuse. Forcing them to wear a filthy rag on their face all day is love and compassion.

Don't forget the sexual grooming part. Because I sure won't!

Posted by: Some Public School Bureaucrat at February 11, 2022 03:32 PM (ESjRY)

36 Corky says "Katrina Cole looks pretty retarded"

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at February 11, 2022 03:33 PM (26aeI)

37 I'm sitting in acute care waiting room. Check in lady just told the 80 year old to pull his mask up over his nose. He hasn't. Waiting to see if she goes full Karen on him.

Posted by: Turn two at February 11, 2022 03:33 PM (Hr2f2)

38

Just remember. Every single thing they just put us through, did not apply to them, their family or their kids. Just like Mooch's public lunches, while their kids ate gourmet meals each day.

Posted by: artisanal ette at February 11, 2022 03:33 PM (xKKnI)

39 34 It accomplishes nothing but making lefties feel good. It's nothing but maskerbation.

We need to end public maskerbation, I'm sick of seeing it. And all these teachers maskerbating children should lose their jobs.
Posted by: 29Victor at February 11, 2022 03:32 PM (BJKQV)

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Do you need more?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, laughing with Mel Brooks at February 11, 2022 03:34 PM (LvTSG)

40
Ironically, a lot of trannies and other people with serious mental sickness get into the field of "mental health."

We live in Clown World.

So I wouldn't be surprised if this "katrina cole" is either a tranny or some other sort of pervert or a just a mental case.

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at February 11, 2022 03:34 PM (JtT4O)

41 what are we? Chopped liver?

Posted by: Phd. Ed. and EdD at February 11, 2022 03:34 PM (Y274z)

42 LOVED the video of the kids in Las Vegas being told they didn't have to wear masks anymore. It really put the lie to the whole," they love it" .

Posted by: Ktgreat at February 11, 2022 03:34 PM (AD3JT)

43 Watching that father is just heart-breaking.

Posted by: m at February 11, 2022 03:34 PM (+crKF)

44 I have trouble hearing people talk in bars too. Don't know if it's bad hearing or a signal to noise thing. I get hearing tested every year for my job and my hearing isn't too bad.

Funny thing I learned, most occupational hearing loss from machinery happens in the frequency ranges that women's voices are usually in.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 11, 2022 03:34 PM (UuD2k)

45 Just remember. Every single thing they just put us through, did not apply to them, their family or their kids.

I noticed a lot of LIVs seemed pretty upset about Stacey Abrams sitting maskless in front of those kids...

Posted by: 18-1 at February 11, 2022 03:34 PM (ESjRY)

46 Daniel Horowitz recently wrote of hearing from his sister, a speech therapist, that she and her colleagues are seeing speech pathologies like they've never seen before.
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No worries. Pfizer has coincidentally just come out with Speakermectin (tm), nearing the end of clinical trials now!

Posted by: ... at February 11, 2022 03:34 PM (dscaa)

47 "It's heartbreaking. The pressure is overwhelming," Bouchard said. "I feel like a horrible teacher. I've been teaching 22 years, and this might be the lowest self-esteem I've had.

Because at the end of the day, it is all about your self-esteem.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at February 11, 2022 03:34 PM (VxC1e)

48 "It's like saying to someone who's less than fit, 'Come to the Olympics. Can you be ready in two months?' You need time," Bolas said. "We need to look at this in the longer term, as work we'll need to do over the next several years."
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It would not surprise me if it will take two years of concerted effort or maybe five years of marginal effort to overcome the two years of damage.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 11, 2022 03:34 PM (DU+/6)

49 I know it's actually happening. I know it is, but I can hardly believe that people have been putting up with this for so long. Our school has never had mandatory masking or vaxxing.

I have no idea why any states that do this to kids have a single resident left.

Posted by: Just Lily at February 11, 2022 03:34 PM (g1/IZ)

50 I see a wave of teacher accidents happening in the not to distant future. I hope that doesn't happen.

Posted by: Capital Eff at February 11, 2022 03:34 PM (GYllL)

51 gotta dash, so reposting early as I was willowed

Well, here we go, it's morning in Canberra, Australia.
I do not have faith their government is going to receive the swarms of protesters nicely. Not from what we have seen already.
twitter.com/_evelynrae
God speed.

Posted by: artisanal ette at February 11, 2022 03:35 PM (xKKnI)

52 BREAKING: President Biden t get hooks implanted on his upper cheeks so he can wear his mask without pulling on his ears.

Posted by: SMOD at February 11, 2022 03:35 PM (RHGPo)

53 26 I felt really bad for the guys at my local deli - every five minutes they'd have to fix their masks...and I'm sure they smelled like roast beef within an hour or two of the start of their shift.
Posted by: 18-1 at February 11, 2022 03:31 PM (ESjRY)

Mmm, beef mask.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 11, 2022 03:35 PM (UuD2k)

54 I'm a former speech and language therapist. This whole topic makes me want to hit people with hammers.

Posted by: grammie winger at February 11, 2022 03:35 PM (45fpk)

55 I noticed a lot of LIVs seemed pretty upset about Stacey Abrams sitting maskless in front of those kids...
Posted by: 18-1 at February 11, 2022 03:34 PM (ESjRY)


To be fair, biomass of that quantity requires far more oxygen than a normal human being.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at February 11, 2022 03:35 PM (VxC1e)

56 The only masks that work need to be worn like a leather bondage harness. Stay safe! We're all gagged in this together!

Posted by: ... at February 11, 2022 03:35 PM (dscaa)

57 Debating if I should go to a meet and greet tomorrow morning with the school board. I am beyond livid about this shit. I especially want to confront the new 'equity and diversity' advisor.
Posted by: Infidel

Yes, go please. If nothing else to begin to know the enemy - if she turns out to be so.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 11, 2022 03:35 PM (mD/uy)

58 I'm sitting in acute care waiting room. Check in lady just told the 80 year old to pull his mask up over his nose. He hasn't. Waiting to see if she goes full Karen on him.
Posted by: Turn two at February 11, 2022 03:33 PM (Hr2f2)


Everything okay?

Posted by: Jordan61 at February 11, 2022 03:35 PM (Ez6QX)

59 People like this need more than job loss. They need prosecution.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at February 11, 2022 03:35 PM (5kI0z)

60 This is a feature, not a bug. A whole generation of stunted, immature, emotionally- and mentally-fragile children will eventually provide tens of millions of additional Dumocrap votes. And additional billions of dollars in social programs. And an additional weak and obedient population. All this is a Dumocrap dream come true. And they won't lose a second of sleep over it. These are the ghouls who think nothing of aborting a baby at 9 months. You think they care about some kids' developmental problems? These are evil people.

Posted by: Elric Blade at February 11, 2022 03:35 PM (iFTx/)

61 JFC, nobody has been wearing their masks properly. IF, and that's a big "if", they wear the same mask outside as they do inside, that"s worse!

Posted by: Mean Tweets at February 11, 2022 03:36 PM (BOJAx)

62 Went to my dentist today and had to mask up while there.

When I went to get a smoothie, no masks were being worn.

Most normal Americans are done with the psychodrama. They want to get back to normal.

Karens need to commit massive Seppuku for the good of the children.

Posted by: Czech Chick at February 11, 2022 03:36 PM (haWye)

63 Why is Loudoun so messed up?
Is it built over a hellmouth?

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at February 11, 2022 03:36 PM (lCui1)

64 The only masks that work need to be worn like a leather bondage harness. Stay safe! We're all gagged in this together!

Remember the safe word is Fluggaenkoecchicebolsen

Posted by: Club Vander Sexx at February 11, 2022 03:36 PM (ESjRY)

65 Biznatch Cole looks like she should be in WWE promo.

Posted by: mr tmz at February 11, 2022 03:36 PM (m/Gc2)

66 And of course she looks as you'd expect.


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My buddy and I have a theory that these kinds of women gravitate towards education so they can take out their frustrations on kids because 99% of them couldn't get someone to throw a kid into them if they were marooned on an asteroid prison colony.

Posted by: Azathoth at February 11, 2022 03:37 PM (W3VUu)

67 Kids *are* resilient, but their resilience is largely physical. Kids are made of rubber and shrug off injuries. It's how we make it to adulthood. Little kids who know little or nothing have had entire methods of education stripped away by this. They don't see faces and thus can't emulate it. They hear muffled sounds and so don't know what those sounds are *supposed* to sound like. That's a matter of "resilience" that's a matter of closing off entire avenues of learning.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 11, 2022 03:37 PM (DU+/6)

68 I'm a former speech and language therapist. This whole topic makes me want to hit people with hammers.
Posted by: grammie winger

Coupling both the hammer and speech therapy:

https://youtu.be/0g1C40VKqEg

Posted by: Tonypete at February 11, 2022 03:37 PM (mD/uy)

69 I'm a former speech and language therapist. This whole topic makes me want to hit people with hammers.
Posted by: grammie winger
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Can't say I blame you.

Posted by: SMH at God's grace at February 11, 2022 03:37 PM (ZoeSo)

70 When my children were young and we homeschooled there was no doubt in anyone's mind about early child development and what little kids needed. No one disputed that little kids need interaction and socialization and needed to learn social skills. No one doubted *at all* that babies need foundationally to see faces making funny expressions right down in their little baby faces. That babies recognize faces first before all else and were fascinated by faces was not disputed by anyone. Faces, smiles, expressions, mouths, all contributing to emotional development. Babies and children deprived of these things, we KNEW, never recover completely. Examples from Romanian orphanages were discussed often. Failures to form attachments, all of it.

Now, those may be extreme cases with extreme neglect, but the point is that KIDS DON'T RECOVER from those things. So your kid only got a mild dose of it? Well, I guess that's good then?

Uff da.

Posted by: Synova at February 11, 2022 03:37 PM (BD/yx)

71
In fact, I'll go out on a limb and say 95% of those involved in the "mental health" field are fucking crazy lunatics who belong in asylums.

They are not normal people.

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at February 11, 2022 03:37 PM (JtT4O)

72 I can't see any upside politically (or economically or world position-y, etc, etc). No one is gonna "rally around this flag" b/c no one believes the Biden admin or the mainstream media...so what on Earth are we doing?
Posted by: Nova local


The Admin wants the perpetual threat as a convenient distraction. The MSM outlets dutifully carries hysterical headlines every time it's needed to cover the Admin's incompetence. Yeah, it's not working, but they don't care. This is all they have left.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 11, 2022 03:37 PM (zWpOF)

73 obligatory photoshop:

"Your balls watching you when you put a mask on"

https://nitter.net/CharlotteEmmaUK/status/
1489921429562871809

Posted by: Hands at February 11, 2022 03:37 PM (786Ro)

74 It would not surprise me if it will take two years of concerted effort or maybe five years of marginal effort to overcome the two years of damage.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 11, 2022 03:34 PM

That's at the school level. At the community level, there will be a huge difference between kids who went to face-to-face and kids who stayed online. The saddest part is when f2f is available and families put their kids into online classes.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at February 11, 2022 03:38 PM (fxCK2)

75 69 I'm a former speech and language therapist. This whole topic makes me want to hit people with hammers.
Posted by: grammie winger
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Can't say I blame you.
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I can volunteer if you get tired.

Posted by: Puddin Head at February 11, 2022 03:38 PM (XHZzR)

76 Do you need more?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, laughing with Mel Brooks at February 11, 2022 03:34 PM (LvTSG)

Our entire society is quickly becoming nothing but a source of good feelings for a small group of empty-souled, childless narcissistic elites.

Posted by: 29Victor at February 11, 2022 03:38 PM (BJKQV)

77 42 LOVED the video of the kids in Las Vegas being told they didn't have to wear masks anymore. It really put the lie to the whole," they love it" .
Posted by: Ktgreat at February 11, 2022 03:34 PM (AD3JT)

https://tinyurl.com/hukksjb5

Posted by: m at February 11, 2022 03:38 PM (+crKF)

78 My kid is a little over three and has never worn a mask in her life (I refused to even let her play with one). However, her teachers are forced to all day.

She has two friends: Claire and Blair. She calls them both Claire. I'm not sure if she's even aware she says them differently.

Posted by: bif at February 11, 2022 03:38 PM (aiyac)

79 Kids *are* resilient, but their resilience is largely physical.


And there is a language window.

Posted by: grammie winger at February 11, 2022 03:38 PM (45fpk)

80 Joe Rogan: If the media wants fewer people to listen to me, they need to do better than Brian Stelter and Don LeMon

Posted by: SMOD at February 11, 2022 03:38 PM (RHGPo)

81 Fuck these fuckers straight to hell. Especially that cunt board member who sticks it to that poor dad by reminding everyone there they have to wear a mask.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Wrecker. Hoarder. Honker. at February 11, 2022 03:38 PM (II3Gr)

82
"Odds are your "therapist" is more fucked up than you are."

--Shih Tzu

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at February 11, 2022 03:38 PM (JtT4O)

83 If the media wants fewer people to listen to me, they need to do better than Brian Stelter and Don LeMon

Wow, I feel mashed by this comment.

Posted by: Tater at February 11, 2022 03:39 PM (ESjRY)

84 But Teachers Unions are FOR THE CHILDREN!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at February 11, 2022 03:39 PM (Zz0t1)

85 And there is a language window.
Posted by: grammie winger at February 11, 2022 03:38 PM (45fpk)
++++
Yup. And it isn't that long.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 11, 2022 03:39 PM (DU+/6)

86 LOVED the video of the kids in Las Vegas being told they didn't have to wear masks anymore. It really put the lie to the whole," they love it" .
Posted by: Ktgreat
___

So do I.

Posted by: SMH at God's grace at February 11, 2022 03:39 PM (ZoeSo)

87 Remember kids are too fragile to get called by the wrong pronoun, but recover easily from being sodomized by trannies.
Posted by: Some School Board Member at February 11, 2022 03:28 PM (ESjRY)

Nailed it.

I now am of the belief that anyone on a government skool board or a government skool teacher is the exact person who should never be around or have anything to do with kids.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 11, 2022 03:39 PM (R/m4+)

88 And of course she looks as you'd expect.
______

Obese, likely has HBP and/or diabetes, and probably can't walk up a flight of stairs without getting winded and needing a half-hour (or more) rest before she can hoist her fat, flabby ass up off a chair.

No wonder this cow is afraid of covid. Seems like she's the real "pansy" in this situation, not the kids. She is the one demanding that kids subject themselves to harm so that she can go on shoveling cartons of donuts and family-size bags of Doritos and Cheetos into her fat, flabby pie-hole.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at February 11, 2022 03:39 PM (k4dH2)

89 48 "It's like saying to someone who's less than fit, 'Come to the Olympics. Can you be ready in two months?' You need time," Bolas said. "We need to look at this in the longer term, as work we'll need to do over the next several years."
++++
It would not surprise me if it will take two years of concerted effort or maybe five years of marginal effort to overcome the two years of damage.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 11, 2022 03:34 PM (DU+/6)

How does that work exactly? Grade levels come with expected ages and performance levels, if kids in general could work 2 years beyond their grade level (equivalent to catching up from a 2 year delay), wouldn't the standards just change?

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at February 11, 2022 03:39 PM (z5Vrg)

90 In a just world these busybody harridans would be literally scourged down the street ahead of a shouting mob of pissed-off parents.

Posted by: ballistic at February 11, 2022 03:39 PM (oXNqT)

91 People wouldn't be so crazy about wearing masks if they knew I wore them as a jock strap and then put them back in the packaging and brought them back to the store.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 11, 2022 03:39 PM (UuD2k)

92 >>71
In fact, I'll go out on a limb and say 95% of those involved in the "mental health" field are fucking crazy lunatics who belong in asylums.

They are not normal people.

Posted by: Soothsayer,

SIL, who we've not spoken to for years, is PhD'd psychiatrist. She's as nutty as a payday bar.

Posted by: Capital Eff at February 11, 2022 03:39 PM (GYllL)

93 82
"Odds are your "therapist" is more fucked up than you are."

--Shih Tzu
-----------------
Figured that out after only one semester of psychology.

Posted by: Puddin Head at February 11, 2022 03:39 PM (XHZzR)

94 I still can't believe they got away with this. Honestly, the most dark and depressed I've ever seen my daughter was during this era where everyone was masked up.

My daughter ended up getting Covid anyway, was like a mild cold. She's had way worse illnesses, even a common flu would have been way worse .

Kids were never in danger, but teachers wanted to YOLO for a few years.

I do think though it made everyone reassess public education. Even loyal Democrats I know no longer smartly salute the idea that all teachers are heroes mantra. I have a friend who has family that works at a private school, supposedly there's widespread waiting lists right now in our area with private education.

Posted by: Blago at February 11, 2022 03:40 PM (qTR92)

95 Ironically, a lot of trannies and other people with serious mental sickness get into the field of "mental health."

We live in Clown World.


I had a free-spending neighbor who owned every expensive toy there was. He lost his house to foreclosure so he had to move into his fancy travel trailer. His wife got tired of living in the parking lot at Wal-Mart and left him at about that point.

Last I heard from him, he was marketing himself as a "financial advisor."

Same basic principle.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at February 11, 2022 03:40 PM (VxC1e)

96 COVID was one of the first times in history where a society told kids to suck it up to protect their elders.

Posted by: 18-1 at February 11, 2022 03:40 PM (ESjRY)

97 The mask is a talisman. Its also the Leftists signaling to each other their virtue.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 11, 2022 03:40 PM (coYBh)

98 "Odds are your "therapist" is more fucked up than you are."

--Shih Tzu

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at February 11, 2022 03:38 PM (JtT4O)

As the saying goes, "Never stick it in (those who think they can fix) crazy."

Posted by: In Reel Life (yes, dummy, on purpose) at February 11, 2022 03:40 PM (QYPq3)

99 "Kids are resilient" sounds like something someone who beat or neglected their kids would say. Next up - myocarditis builds character.

Posted by: 29Victor at February 11, 2022 03:40 PM (BJKQV)

100 You know I'm getting really tired of these self-appointed crusaders who think they are fighting for the country when they're only fighting for their pansy little kids.
++++
Hey, Katrina? Fuck you.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 11, 2022 03:40 PM (DU+/6)

101 The Admin wants the perpetual threat as a convenient distraction. The MSM outlets dutifully carries hysterical headlines every time it's needed to cover the Admin's incompetence. Yeah, it's not working, but they don't care. This is all they have left.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 11, 2022 03:37 PM (zWpOF)

But how can it be a threat when the planned invader and invadee are both calling us nuts? I mean, it reinforces our world image as a basket case dementia patient, not someone who actually knows what's going on. I mean, at some point, when you say an invasion is gonna keep happening "next week" for weeks, people are gonna stop listening entirely...and then an invasion may happen, just not in Ukraine...

Posted by: Nova local at February 11, 2022 03:40 PM (exHjb)

102 You will take my mask and my covid out of my dead cold hands!

Posted by: Karen McWineMom at February 11, 2022 03:41 PM (ESjRY)

103 My kid is a little over three and has never worn a mask in her life (I refused to even let her play with one). However, her teachers are forced to all day.
___

My granddaughters (6 and are homeschooled, so no masks on them or their parents.

I thank God every single day for those small blessings.

Posted by: SMH at God's grace at February 11, 2022 03:41 PM (ZoeSo)

104 This whole topic makes me want to hit people with hammers.
Posted by: grammie winger at February 11, 2022 03:35 PM (45fpk)

*hands grammy a shiny roofing hammer*

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at February 11, 2022 03:41 PM (lCui1)

105 The Babylon Bee -
City Of Jericho Moves To Make It Illegal To Blow Horns
CANAAN - According to sources, a suspicious group of nomad religious fanatics was spotted marching around the city of Jericho while blowing trumpets made out of rams horns. With citizens feeling on edge over the constant ominous noise, the King of Jericho has moved to make all horn blowing illegal.
"I don't want any horn blowing, marching, or carrying of fancy-looking gold boxes that contain stone tablets!" declared the King from his royal throne. "They who blow must go!"

Posted by: rickb223 at February 11, 2022 03:41 PM (Hica+)

106
When we were in school, our "guidance counselors" were 50/50; some good, some nutty and idiotic.

Today? It's probably 99% of all "guidance counselors" who are No Good.

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at February 11, 2022 03:41 PM (JtT4O)

107 Obese, likely has HBP and/or diabetes, and probably can't walk up a flight of stairs without getting winded and needing a half-hour (or more) rest before she can hoist her fat, flabby ass up off a chair.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at February 11, 2022 03:39 PM (k4dH2)


*hides text to husband about how I am out of breath from walking up a flight of stairs*

Posted by: Jordan61 at February 11, 2022 03:41 PM (Ez6QX)

108 97 The mask is a talisman. Its also the Leftists signaling to each other their virtue.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 11, 2022 03:40 PM (coYBh)

Yes, it's a voodoo charm but it's also a shibboleth, it's a signal to each other that they're not us.

Posted by: 29Victor at February 11, 2022 03:42 PM (BJKQV)

109 COVID was one of the first times in history where a society told kids to suck it up to protect their elders.
___

Pure evil.

Posted by: SMH at God's grace at February 11, 2022 03:42 PM (ZoeSo)

110 >So your kid only got a mild dose of it? Well, I guess that's good then?

Uff da.
Posted by: Synova at February 11, 2022 03:37 PM (BD/yx)

It will go well with their mild case of myocarditis.

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at February 11, 2022 03:42 PM (26aeI)

111 Vlad should say he is only going into Ukraine to make sure everyone takes their clot shot and wears their mask.

Posted by: 18-1 at February 11, 2022 03:42 PM (ESjRY)

112 71
In fact, I'll go out on a limb and say 95% of those involved in the "mental health" field are fucking crazy lunatics who belong in asylums.

They are not normal people.

Posted by: Soothsayer
----------
Psychiatrists are a bit more centered than most others in the field. Probably due to the fact you actually have to know some scientific principles to become an MD first.

Posted by: whig at February 11, 2022 03:42 PM (Iq9dF)

113 > Nobody wears the mask right. Ben Shapiro was on Megyn Kelly and said that his wife, who's a doctor, said that you need training to wear a surgical mask properly, and if you're wearing it properly, it's uncomfortable, because it's so tight on your face as to not have gaps which allow air to escape through.

Remember those mask tests where they ASSUMED water droplets that were x size were the ones that carried the virus and then went on to test the water droplet penetration of that size through various types of masks.

I'd love to see their test rig for that. I'd be willing to bet a paycheck they had some sort of atomizer with a nozzle with the mask under test affixed to the nozzle in a way the droplets couldn't go around the mask. Example: put the mask over the nozzle opening, fold back the mask, then rubber band the rest tightly to the side of the nozzle.

Obviously, this has two major issues. First, nobody's mask sits on their face that tightly. Second, they're ASSUMING droplets of a certain size are needed. Has THAT been rigorously tested?

Posted by: bonhomme at February 11, 2022 03:42 PM (NahKu)

114 105 The Babylon Bee -
"They who blow must go!"
Posted by: rickb223 at February 11, 2022 03:41 PM (Hica+)

Any reference to Kamala?

Posted by: m at February 11, 2022 03:42 PM (+crKF)

115 I remember those fat teachers protesting shoulder to shoulder carrying coffins but "THE SCIENCE!"

Posted by: ryukyu at February 11, 2022 03:43 PM (4n6fw)

116 In fact, you could wipe society's table clear of every writer, artist, actor, musician, professor, dancer, reporter, tastemaker, producer, influencer, teacher, lobbyist, politician, everyone on TV, everyone who doesn't get their hands dirty, and our world would keep turning just fine. Would we miss things like the newest Marvel movie? Sure. Those things are the spice of a life as bountiful as ours. But that doesn't change the fact that our world would keep right on turning.

Posted by: SMOD at February 11, 2022 03:43 PM (RHGPo)

117
"Loving living in my hometown and giving back to the community that gave so much to me."

-- Loudoun's Friends of Mental Health President, who seems nice ...

... yeah, I'm gonna call BS on that, lady.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 11, 2022 03:43 PM (pNxlR)

118 There's always been a portion of society that is narcissistically ill and cruel. But only in this last 20 years have they been intentionally given a megaphone, the world stage and potentially vast monetary reward for imparting their vicious vacuous disease on the rest of us.

Posted by: ... at February 11, 2022 03:43 PM (dscaa)

119 109 COVID was one of the first times in history where a society told kids to suck it up to protect their elders.
___

Pure evil.
--------------
Seems to be our nations new ethos.

Posted by: Puddin Head at February 11, 2022 03:43 PM (XHZzR)

120 These parents are going to be stunned when they hit retirement age and discover that resilient precious is in favor of getting rid of Social Security and instead vote for old people to be put on ice floes.

Posted by: Bete at February 11, 2022 03:43 PM (Ojki1)

121 99 "Kids are resilient" sounds like something someone who beat or neglected their kids would say. Next up - myocarditis builds character.
Posted by: 29Victor at February 11, 2022 03:40 PM (BJKQV)

It lets people who are shitty to kids rationalize their shittiness so they don't have to feel guilty or engage in any kind of introspection or self-examination.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Wrecker. Hoarder. Honker. at February 11, 2022 03:43 PM (II3Gr)

122 The American Association of Pediatricians sold their soul long ago on this issue. They scrubbed all mention on their website of children needing to look at faces in order to properly develop.

MONSTERS

Posted by: kallisto at February 11, 2022 03:43 PM (DJFLF)

123 Psychiatrists are a bit more centered than most others in the field. Probably due to the fact you actually have to know some scientific principles to become an MD first.
Posted by: whig at February 11, 2022 03:42 PM (Iq9dF)

Well psychiatrists are there to prescribe drugs to deal with mental health problems. Therapists are the ones who do all the kooky stuff.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at February 11, 2022 03:44 PM (z5Vrg)

124
Psychiatrists are a bit more centered than most others in the field. Probably due to the fact you actually have to know some scientific principles to become an MD first.
Posted by: whig


Yeah, "psychologists" are mostly insane frauds, because, as you imply, almost anybody can be a psychologist.

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at February 11, 2022 03:44 PM (JtT4O)

125 What does a buffalo say to his kid as he leaves for work?

Bison.


*rim shot*

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 11, 2022 03:44 PM (coYBh)

126 I don't want any horn blowing, marching, or carrying of fancy-looking gold boxes that contain stone tablets!" declared the King from his royal throne. "They who blow must go!"
Posted by: rickb223 at February 11, 2022 03:41 PM (Hica+)

Well they blew the horns
And the walls came down
They'd all been warned
And the walls came down
They stood there laughing
They're not laughing anymore
The walls came down...

Posted by: The Call at February 11, 2022 03:44 PM (R/m4+)

127 Nobody wears the mask right. Ben Shapiro was on Megyn Kelly and said that his wife, who's a doctor, said that you need training to wear a surgical mask properly, and if you're wearing it properly, it's uncomfortable, because it's so tight on your face as to not have gaps which allow air to escape through.
____

I have a female doctor friend who is something of a celebrity. Big time left-wing Karen.

Her nose collapsed from how much she wore her N95 mask, might get surgery on her nose to fix.

That's about the level it needs to be for a mask to be effective. And yea, I love that it happened to her.

Posted by: Blago at February 11, 2022 03:44 PM (qTR92)

128 This whole topic makes me want to hit people with hammers.
Posted by: grammie winger at February 11, 2022 03:35 PM (45fpk)

*hands grammy a shiny roofing hammer*
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at February 11, 2022 03:41 PM (lCui1)



I learned on the ONT that the hammer should be an Estwing for maximum durability.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at February 11, 2022 03:44 PM (VxC1e)

129
"Kids are resilient" is the justification people use to do what they want instead of doing right by their children (see also: divorce, single-parent family, same-sex family).

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 11, 2022 03:44 PM (/U27+)

130 That moo-cow is a MONSTER as are probably 65% of all those who surround us. That's the world we inhabit.

I think it's time to leave earth.

Posted by: kallisto at February 11, 2022 03:44 PM (DJFLF)

131 But how can it be a threat when the planned invader and invadee are both calling us nuts? I mean, it reinforces our world image as a basket case dementia patient, not someone who actually knows what's going on. I mean, at some point, when you say an invasion is gonna keep happening "next week" for weeks, people are gonna stop listening entirely...and then an invasion may happen, just not in Ukraine... Posted by: Nova local
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Hmm, there is a term, on the tip of my tongue, oh yes, WARMONGER that is appropriate here. The funny thing is all those Euros wanting Trump out are now sweating about a pudding brain US junta that might start WWIII for purely domestic political reasons. File under, be careful what you wish for.

Posted by: whig at February 11, 2022 03:44 PM (Iq9dF)

132 I'm a former speech and language therapist. This whole topic makes me want to hit people with hammers.
Posted by: grammie winger

Second-language teacher, but same feeling.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at February 11, 2022 03:44 PM (fxCK2)

133
For speech therapy for a toddler, masking isn't exactly what you should be doing, at least in my opinion. It's against what you're trying to accomplish.

-------

We dispensed with that bullshit quickly. The home health agency was insisting on the speech therapist wearing the mask. We did the modern-day "gaydar" thing where we sniffed each other as normal non-neurotics who don't walk in mortal terror of catching a cold.

Then we did the nasty. She took off the mask for all remaining appointments, and nobody knows of our secret shame - our rationality that dare not speak its name.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 11, 2022 03:45 PM (CARG2)

134 103 My kid is a little over three and has never worn a mask in her life (I refused to even let her play with one). However, her teachers are forced to all day.
___

My granddaughters (6 and are homeschooled, so no masks on them or their parents.

I thank God every single day for those small blessings.
Posted by: SMH at God's grace at February 11, 2022 03:41 PM (ZoeSo)


When we homeschooled 20-25 years ago (omg...rechecks the math) we were never home. We went to the park and played with other kids, talked to numerous strangers, went out to lunch at sit-down "family" restaurants so they could learn public behavior, went to the zoo, went to play days with local homeschool groups, field trips...

Homeschooling the last two years has GOT to be better than the alternatives, but I think that the isolation is still going to be there. :/

Posted by: Synova at February 11, 2022 03:45 PM (BD/yx)

135 Seems to be our nations new ethos.
Posted by: Puddin Head
___

What Happened To Nations Under Corrupt or Bad Leadership In The Bible?

https://tinyurl.com/2p8searx

Posted by: SMH at God's grace at February 11, 2022 03:45 PM (ZoeSo)

136 Oh, look! Another consequence that some folks were yelling about for the last two years... the ones we censored and silenced... has now been deemed accurate.

Never mind, the Science changed... move along, nothing to see here.... ewww... LOOKIE!!!! RUSIA!

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 11, 2022 03:45 PM (oHd/0)

137 So 100IQ White Children are now 70-80IQ because of masks while 70-80IQ diversity children are 50-60IQ.

The handling of COVID has been a watering plants with Brawndo moment in America except way way more retarded, idiotic and sinister.

Posted by: The Bell Curve at February 11, 2022 03:45 PM (R4Smv)

138 96 COVID was one of the first times in history where a society told kids to suck it up to protect their elders.

Posted by: 18-1 at February 11, 2022 03:40 PM (ESjRY)

For the last 50 years the central goal of our society has been to protect, pamper and fulfill the dreams of Lefty Boomers. COVID is just the most recent example.

Posted by: 29Victor at February 11, 2022 03:45 PM (BJKQV)

139 If we had an opposition party they would have responded to Biden's clot shot mandate with a bill to mandate people get 30 minutes of cardio a day and have to prove it through a fit bit.

Unconstitutional as hell, sure, but a little less so then the clot shot mandate.

Posted by: 18-1 at February 11, 2022 03:45 PM (ESjRY)

140 ...of them couldn't get someone to throw a kid into them if they were marooned on an asteroid prison colony.
Posted by: Azathoth at February 11, 2022 03:37 PM (W3VUu)


To be fair it would be difficult in that scenario considering zero g. Newton's third law and all that.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at February 11, 2022 03:46 PM (lVlF/)

141 >COVID was one of the first times in history where a society told kids to suck it up to protect their elders.

Posted by: 18-1 at February 11, 2022 03:40 PM (ESjRY)

Yes. It's shows you how bad the conditioning is that they could override one of the most primal instincts in humans. I'll most likely never get over my rage. We're shameful.

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at February 11, 2022 03:46 PM (26aeI)

142 "Kids are resilient"

- adults who burst into tears when you don't use their preferred pronoun

Posted by: Azathoth at February 11, 2022 03:46 PM (W3VUu)

143 I think it's time to leave earth.

Posted by: kallisto at February 11, 2022 03:44 PM (DJFLF)


Soon and very soon.

Posted by: Andre Crouch at February 11, 2022 03:46 PM (45fpk)

144 You will be made to wear your slave muzzle properly.

Posted by: These fish sticks are hard as tits at February 11, 2022 03:46 PM (3AD8C)

145 https://www.loudounfriends.org/who-we-are

Katrina Cole. President. katrinacole48@gmail.com.

loud and proud

Posted by: kallisto at February 11, 2022 03:46 PM (DJFLF)

146
If you ever feel the need for a "therapist" or a psychologist or psychiatrist, I suggest you ask them 1 question:

Do You Have A Twitter Account?

If they say Yes, run. Run fast.


Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at February 11, 2022 03:46 PM (JtT4O)

147 This whole topic makes me want to hit people with hammers.
Posted by: grammie winger at February 11, 2022 03:35 PM (45fpk)

*hands grammy a shiny roofing hammer*
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at February 11, 2022 03:41 PM (lCui1)

No no no. You want the AOSHQ bludgeoning weapon of choice.

*gives grammie a tire iron*
We've monogrammed this one for you, no addition charge.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Wrecker. Hoarder. Honker. at February 11, 2022 03:46 PM (II3Gr)

148 The handling of COVID has been a watering plants with Brawndo moment in America except way way more retarded, idiotic and sinister.
Posted by: The Bell Curve at February 11, 2022 03:45 PM (R4Smv)

Masks are what children crave.

Posted by: 29Victor at February 11, 2022 03:46 PM (BJKQV)

149 63 Why is Loudoun so messed up?
Is it built over a hellmouth?
___________

I lived there for several years when I first started working, back in the 80's. It used to be mainly farmland on gently-rolling hills. There were a few residential subdivisions there at the time, but nothing like now. Like much of the rest of northern Va., Loudoun was ruined by the massive influx of government-grifters and illegal aliens, and the sleazy developers who built cheap apartment complexes and strip-malls to service them.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at February 11, 2022 03:46 PM (k4dH2)

150 These parents are going to be stunned when they hit retirement age and discover that resilient precious is in favor of getting rid of Social Security and instead vote for old people to be put on ice floes.
Posted by: Bete


Katrina Cole would need an iceberg.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative...Living on the Prison Planet at February 11, 2022 03:46 PM (vcOmj)

151
loud and proud
Posted by: kallisto


dyke or tranny?

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at February 11, 2022 03:47 PM (JtT4O)

152 129
"Kids are resilient" is the justification people use to do what they want instead of doing right by their children (see also: divorce, single-parent family, same-sex family).
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 11, 2022 03:44 PM (/U27+)

Yep.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Wrecker. Hoarder. Honker. at February 11, 2022 03:47 PM (II3Gr)

153 Then we did the nasty.

in front of the social worker?

wut

Posted by: kallisto at February 11, 2022 03:47 PM (DJFLF)

154 "Odds are your "therapist" is more fucked up than you are."

--Shih Tzu
-----------------
Figured that out after only one semester of psychology.
Posted by: Puddin Head

I almost said 'You have no idea' but perhaps you do.
My late wife was a licensed child therapist with a couple of advanced degrees. She worked at the largest children's hospital in the Midwest.

She shot herself in such a manner that she knew our 8 yr old would find her.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 11, 2022 03:47 PM (mD/uy)

155 Fat women in stupid glasses really do lead the league in awfulness.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 11, 2022 03:47 PM (KbCG3)

156 >These parents are going to be stunned when they hit retirement age and discover that resilient precious is in favor of getting rid of Social Security and instead vote for old people to be put on ice floes.
Posted by: Bete at February 11, 2022 03:43 PM (Ojki1)

I've said previously that I wouldn't blame the upcoming generation for doing that to us when I'm in my dotage.

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at February 11, 2022 03:48 PM (26aeI)

157 I'd have sent Cole straight to HR for immediate termination. Way over the line

Posted by: CN at February 11, 2022 03:48 PM (ONvIw)

158 dyke or tranny?

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at February 11, 2022 03:47 PM (JtT4O)


monster

or should I say, monstyr

Posted by: kallisto at February 11, 2022 03:48 PM (DJFLF)

159 When we homeschooled 20-25 years ago (omg...rechecks the math) we were never home. We went to the park and played with other kids, talked to numerous strangers, went out to lunch at sit-down "family" restaurants so they could learn public behavior, went to the zoo, went to play days with local homeschool groups, field trips...
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Daughter and SiL do the same thing with the g-babies.

Plus, they have about twelve acres they play on, with chickens, horses, cats, dogs, and fish in their stream.

They're growing up in a way my siblings and I could have only dreamed of, and I how I wished the hub and I had raised our girls.

Posted by: SMH at God's grace at February 11, 2022 03:48 PM (ZoeSo)

160 Really warming to the idea of having all education be by video remotely, taught by a single expert for each class in each grade.

No more hundreds of thousands of MRS Degrees pumped out for people noy smart enough to be cosmetolegists*.



*Those chicks who ID comets and meteors and space rocks and stuff.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 11, 2022 03:48 PM (GwIur)

161 Loudon county used to be horse country. Now it is in the news for the wrong reasons all the time. The place is now where the Uber wealthy live. I am not talking well off, but filthy rich. No way most are from that area, no chance of that. The wealth there is astounding. These are people who made it all off The Swamp. They are too fancy to live in The Swamp, hence, Loudon county.

It is a generalization, but still correct. It is a bunch of lawyers from DC who wanted to "get away". They all chose the same place. The rest now have to deal with lefty Democratic politics dropped down in a place that didn't deserve it.

Posted by: Quint at February 11, 2022 03:48 PM (nRODi)

162 I swear, these parents shouldn't be allowed to raise a pet, let alone a child.

Posted by: Archer at February 11, 2022 03:48 PM (gmo/4)

163 Hey, folk,

I'm not seriously thinking of adopting a new cat. There is one black longhair on the Petfinder site, though, and I wrote to the foster "mom" as she calls herself. She sent me back an application.

The thing is 4 solid pages long. It asks things like "How long have you lived at your present address?" (My answer: "314 years"), "How long each day will the cat be left alone?" ("86,399 seconds a day") and "Where will the cat stay when it is left alone?" ("A suite at the Ritz.")

I understand their concern with finding the right people for a cat, someone who won't abandon the animal, but this is crazy.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 11, 2022 03:48 PM (txdEq)

164 Well they blew the horns
And the walls came down
They'd all been warned
And the walls came down
They stood there laughing
They're not laughing anymore
The walls came down...
Posted by: The Call at February 11, 2022 03:44 PM (R/m4+)

Great song. Would make a good Forgotten '80s Mystery Click.

Posted by: 29Victor at February 11, 2022 03:48 PM (BJKQV)

165 Hmm, there is a term, on the tip of my tongue, oh yes, WARMONGER that is appropriate here. The funny thing is all those Euros wanting Trump out are now sweating about a pudding brain US junta that might start WWIII for purely domestic political reasons. File under, be careful what you wish for.
Posted by: whig at February 11, 2022 03:44 PM (Iq9dF)

Keep upping the ante with sending arms and troops to the Russian border, half a world away... forcing them to respond. Something will eventually happen.

It's like if the Chinese were sending troops, and doing ops, with MEXICO... we'd have a shit fit.

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 11, 2022 03:49 PM (oHd/0)

166 Posted by: Tonypete at February 11, 2022 03:47 PM (mD/uy)

was she on some kind of SSRI? I blame them for lots of shenanigans and disgratz

Posted by: kallisto at February 11, 2022 03:49 PM (DJFLF)

167 No no no. You want the AOSHQ bludgeoning weapon of choice.

*gives grammie a tire iron*
We've monogrammed this one for you, no addition charge.
Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Wrecker. Hoarder. Honker. at February 11, 2022 03:46 PM (II3Gr)


An elegant weapon, from a more civilized age.

Posted by: Obi Wan Baloney at February 11, 2022 03:49 PM (VxC1e)

168 Anecdotal, but a grandchild developed speech issues since the masks were introduced. Didn't have these issues prior.

Posted by: Beartooth at February 11, 2022 03:49 PM (8KgiH)

169 We've monogrammed this one for you, no addition charge.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Wrecker. Hoarder. Honker. at February 11, 2022 03:46 PM (II3Gr)


Aw shucks you shouldn't have

Posted by: grammie winger at February 11, 2022 03:49 PM (45fpk)

170 "Kids are resilient" is the justification people use to do what they want instead of doing right by their children (see also: divorce, single-parent family, same-sex family).

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The kiddy diddler pervs are fond of this argument too.

Posted by: Azathoth at February 11, 2022 03:49 PM (W3VUu)

171 Most (most) parents should be on the cusp of dragging these people out of the board meetings by their hair and lighting them on fire in the parking lot.

For the children.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at February 11, 2022 03:49 PM (BFigT)

172 Kids are resilient!

Posted by: The Podesta Brothers at February 11, 2022 03:50 PM (R4Smv)

173 Kids are resilient

And very bendy

...Roman Polanski...

Posted by: Bruce at February 11, 2022 03:50 PM (vd8XM)

174 It's like if the Chinese were sending troops, and doing ops, with MEXICO... we'd have a shit fit.
Posted by: Romeo13 at February 11, 2022 03:49 PM (oHd/0)

Do you think the cartels would allow the chinese to invade?

Posted by: Inogame at February 11, 2022 03:50 PM (53oGX)

175 54 I'm a former speech and language therapist. This whole topic makes me want to hit people with hammers.
Posted by: grammie winger at February 11, 2022 03:35 PM (45fpk)

Me too. I'm not an expert but it's common sense babies and kids learn from looking at peoples faces.
I can't understand adults wearing a mask.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 11, 2022 03:50 PM (0Cl6X)

176 4 Really good point from KT McFarland, very smart point.

Now it's apparent why she was taken out early along with Flynn.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at February 11, 2022 03:26 PM (MSXts)

I'm sorry, but what point by KT McFarland?

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at February 11, 2022 03:50 PM (BgMrQ)

177 My kids have been inside a classroom since Sept 2020. If you choose to live in a blue city/state shithole which abuses your kids, eh...not my problem.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at February 11, 2022 03:50 PM (OalnH)

178 Whether exactly intentional or not, by perpetually featuring vile, god-forsaken tweets in every news article since 2012 or so, the media created a sort of Ugly Twitter Olympics where if you sick-burn hard enough, you and your idiot handle might end up in a so-called "newspaper".

Most of the noxious ugliness of Twitter are people fantasizing about fouling their way into some fat lazy lefty asshole's online webzine article so they can generate more "likes".

Posted by: ... at February 11, 2022 03:50 PM (dscaa)

179
My late wife was a licensed child therapist with a couple of advanced degrees. She worked at the largest children's hospital in the Midwest.

Posted by: Tonypete


And I thank God she didn't take you and your daughter with her.

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at February 11, 2022 03:50 PM (JtT4O)

180 Holy crap, irs just sent a letter saying they are sending me a stimulus crack pipe ...er payment.
Are they STILL doing this?

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at February 11, 2022 03:50 PM (lCui1)

181 I think we should all take a solemn vow to each other to vote in our school board elections and fucking RAMPAGE through them like fucking barbarians searching for women and steel.

I think what we need here is the Flash Gordon Battle Theme!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0JmRM4LB3yc

Posted by: InCali at February 11, 2022 03:50 PM (tbYst)

182 I understand their concern with finding the right people for a cat, someone who won't abandon the animal, but this is crazy.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 11, 2022 03:48 PM (txdEq)

Weird, all my cat's have just kinda shown up. Can't remember ever going somewhere to get one.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 11, 2022 03:50 PM (UuD2k)

183 I advocated for someone with mental illness, for quite some time. My opinion of psychiatrists suffered in the meantime. If you encounter a good one, hold on to him/her for dear life.

Posted by: kallisto at February 11, 2022 03:51 PM (DJFLF)

184 She shot herself in such a manner that she knew our 8 yr old would find her.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 11, 2022 03:47 PM (mD/uy)


Oh Tonypete! That's ghastly!

Posted by: grammie winger at February 11, 2022 03:51 PM (45fpk)

185 You have to realize who the enemy is that is indoctrinating your child and is ducking responsibility to be in the classroom face to face with the children when they can sit at home sucking down that federal and state funding.

Admittedly, not all of them are wretches but it seems that the union thugs in NY and IL seem to be the worst.

Posted by: Gmac - WTF did you think was going to happen? at February 11, 2022 03:51 PM (qZdIZ)

186 Obviously, this has two major issues. First, nobody's mask sits on their face that tightly. Second, they're ASSUMING droplets of a certain size are needed. Has THAT been rigorously tested?

Posted by: bonhomme
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Too tired to look it up but all of this originated based on tuberculosis studies in the 40's and 50's. One of the Bush administration's apparatchiks had a daughter that unearthed this old research and presented it in a science fair. This was news to all the credentialed idiots in that administration gameplanning SARS return and became govt policy.

Mainly, the summary is that you want sufficient power to exclude virii, you go to space suit type powered respirators and something like NBC chem suits. N95's can protect somewhat but can cause permanent health damage to some and require a strict fitting and handling regimen along with one time use. Also a time limit on wearing them. Surgical masks are mainly to prevent large globules of snot or saliva spews into open wounds.

Posted by: whig at February 11, 2022 03:51 PM (Iq9dF)

187 I didn't see anything in those reports indicating that girls and minorities were affected most! This is obviously problematic, and evidence of white, cisgendered, hetero-normative, racist patriarchy.

Posted by: SJW Karen Commissar at February 11, 2022 03:51 PM (JCZqz)

188 What does a buffalo say to his kid as he leaves for work?
Bison.
*rim shot*
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 11, 2022 03:44 PM (coYBh)

Free Buffalo Guy!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 11, 2022 03:51 PM (R/m4+)

189 earlier today someone commented to the effect of "if you show up for the SAT you get an 800"

well maybe not always b/c I remember a classmate in high school getting a 790 way back when.

he went to our local PA state teachers college. he's a school principal now. to be fair, he's a pretty great principal tho. and he coaches there, he might be better at that

Posted by: Black Orchid at February 11, 2022 03:51 PM (j9HX3)

190 148 The handling of COVID has been a watering plants with Brawndo moment in America except way way more retarded, idiotic and sinister.
Posted by: The Bell Curve at February 11, 2022 03:45 PM (R4Smv)

Masks are what children crave.
Posted by: 29Victor at February 11, 2022 03:46 PM (BJKQV)

Well, don't kids like to wear masks on Halloween? Proof they like Masks!

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 11, 2022 03:51 PM (oHd/0)

191 God this fat Louden County bitch should be run out of her profession on a high speed rail.

I said from jump street that the mask thing was a paranoid overreaction by neurotics. It was, but it quickly metastized into something far more sinister; a way to socially bully and control people and make the heretics miserable.

Fuck these people. What they've done to kids the last 2 years has earned every one of them a hard right cross in the teeth.

Posted by: UGAdawg at February 11, 2022 03:51 PM (tRd71)

192 There will be a reckoning for those who inflicted these inhuman policies

Never forget or forgive

Lists are being made, receipts are being kept.

Posted by: Big Star at February 11, 2022 03:52 PM (Modkf)

193 I understand their concern with finding the right people for a cat, someone who won't abandon the animal, but this is crazy.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 11, 2022 03:48 PM (txdEq)


Sheesh. Is that a Petfinder thing or the foster mom's own thing?

Posted by: Jordan61 at February 11, 2022 03:52 PM (Ez6QX)

194 187 I didn't see anything in those reports indicating that girls and minorities were affected most! This is obviously problematic, and evidence of white, cisgendered, hetero-normative, racist patriarchy.
Posted by: SJW Karen Commissar at February 11, 2022 03:51 PM (JCZqz)

==========

"There's a study cited that shows this affects boys most. White boys in particular. It's an unalloyed good. Also, don't look for the citation."
-The New York times

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, laughing with Mel Brooks at February 11, 2022 03:52 PM (LvTSG)

195 not my problem.
Posted by: Joe XiDen



this was tedious after the first 100 times you mentioned it

Posted by: Hands at February 11, 2022 03:52 PM (786Ro)

196 Posted by: Tonypete at February 11, 2022 03:47 PM (mD/uy)
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That is horrifying.

So sorry you and your daughter had to go through that.

Posted by: SMH at God's grace at February 11, 2022 03:52 PM (ZoeSo)

197 The masks are the latest outrage in the rotten, ongoing fraud of public education.

Child abuse was part of the process since day one. See anything by John Taylor Gatto.

Posted by: callsign claymore at February 11, 2022 03:52 PM (YI+0n)

198 Do SATs even matter anymore? I thought I read the top schools are no longer using them cuz (what else) racist.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at February 11, 2022 03:52 PM (OalnH)

199 I went to see if Katrina Cole had a tw@tter account, looking for the ratio.

But this particular moo-cow does not.

Posted by: kallisto at February 11, 2022 03:53 PM (DJFLF)

200 this was tedious after the first 100 times you mentioned it
Posted by: Hands
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Heh.

Posted by: SMH at God's grace at February 11, 2022 03:53 PM (ZoeSo)

201 177 My kids have been inside a classroom since Sept 2020. If you choose to live in a blue city/state shithole which abuses your kids, eh...not my problem.


man, Joe, you can be as big of a dick as your "namesake" Brandon.

MANY OF US NEED TO BE HERE FOR PARENTS/OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS

Posted by: Black Orchid at February 11, 2022 03:53 PM (j9HX3)

202 195 not my problem.
Posted by: Joe XiDen


this was tedious after the first 100 times you mentioned it
Posted by: Hands at February 11, 2022 03:52 PM (786Ro)

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Wait until 101-200

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at February 11, 2022 03:53 PM (OalnH)

203
Kids can be resilient when in a supportive family environment. Lots of military families get uprooted frequently and while it's hard on the children they cope. However, add to what I said above the abuse of parents scaring their kids to death over WuFlu and Globular Warming.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 11, 2022 03:53 PM (/U27+)

204 Watching 5 mile cave. Guy teaching 11 yo to shoot for the first time. It was nice to see it done properly.

Posted by: Infidel at February 11, 2022 03:54 PM (iFFK0)

205 Do SATs even matter anymore? I thought I read the top schools are no longer using them cuz (what else) racist.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at February 11, 2022 03:52 PM (OalnH)


They are tools of inequity. You know why.

*wink* *wink*

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at February 11, 2022 03:54 PM (VxC1e)

206 They're growing up in a way my siblings and I could have only dreamed of, and I how I wished the hub and I had raised our girls.
Posted by: SMH at God's grace

Even before the masking torture....

Most public schools ( I say most because somewhere there might a few good ones) are places of torture. I saw this with my kids. My oldest was in Honors and AP classes, and got the best teachers and attention. And even he got sick of it.
My younger son was not that good academically, and yes, it was torture for him to go to school. High school is really the worst.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative...Living on the Prison Planet at February 11, 2022 03:54 PM (vcOmj)

207 I'm a former speech and language therapist. This whole topic makes me want to hit people with hammers.

Go with your first instinct.

Posted by: Cause and Effect at February 11, 2022 03:54 PM (oUkrT)

208 I feel for the parents, but you know something?

THEY ARE YOUR KIDS AND YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.

Start acting like it. Take your kids out of the public school, demand they turn over the state and Fed funds assigned to your kid, and raise them.

Posted by: WiNO - The Odds Are Never in Our Favor at February 11, 2022 03:54 PM (EpDzw)

209 Wow, that Katrina Cole pig needs to be tied to a bumper and experience some road rash.

Posted by: Lady in Black at February 11, 2022 03:54 PM (sVtYq)

210 It's like if the Chinese were sending troops, and doing ops, with MEXICO... we'd have a shit fit.

Posted by: Romeo13
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Go back and read about the period before WWI about US spazzing about Japanese and Mexico.

That is why the Zimmerman Telegraph hit so hard in the US (and no it was not a forgery--Zimmerman admitted himself in an open press conference to sending it).

Posted by: whig at February 11, 2022 03:54 PM (Iq9dF)

211 Posted by: callsign claymore at February 11, 2022 03:52 PM (YI+0n)

yes, the entire world has been on a jihad against children since Day 1. There are some exceptions throughout history, to be sure. But generally children were just considered little adults and eligible for all the abuse that attends that status.

Posted by: kallisto at February 11, 2022 03:54 PM (DJFLF)

212 I understand their concern with finding the right people for a cat, someone who won't abandon the animal, but this is crazy.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 11, 2022
*
Weird, all my cat's have just kinda shown up. Can't remember ever going somewhere to get one.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 11, 2022


***
It's happened to me, and it may again. But I remember going to the local SPCA in June of '83, seeing a kitten my then-wife and I liked, filling out some basic forms, paying the fee ($30 then), and taking him home that day. He lived to be 16.5 and was my friend for every day of that time, and I didn't have to submit a retina scan and a thumbprint to adopt him.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 11, 2022 03:54 PM (txdEq)

213 Tonypete, I'm sorry you and yours went through that.

Posted by: callsign claymore at February 11, 2022 03:55 PM (YI+0n)

214 If a whole district full of children must see their growth stunted so that this land whale may live to see another few buffets, well, that's just a price we're going to have to pay, amirite?!

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 11, 2022 03:55 PM (KbCG3)

215 man, Joe, you can be as big of a dick as your "namesake" Brandon.

MANY OF US NEED TO BE HERE FOR PARENTS/OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS
Posted by: Black Orchid at February 11, 2022 03:53 PM (j9HX3)

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I'm so tired of hearing that shit. You choose to live in these places. It's always something. Family or job or weather or whatever. Fuck that noise. Millions of people move every year in this country. They choose to do that, you choose not to do that. So live with the consequences of your choice. I'm old enough to remember when conservatives were all about personal choice. I guess that only applies to other people now.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at February 11, 2022 03:55 PM (OalnH)

216
Keep upping the ante with sending arms and troops to the Russian border, half a world away... forcing them to respond. Something will eventually happen.

It's like if the Chinese were sending troops, and doing ops, with MEXICO... we'd have a shit fit.
Posted by: Romeo13 at February 11, 2022 03:49 PM (oHd/0)

And I get that...but you do it to get a political win. What political win do they think they get by starting a war with Ukraine? Even higher inflation, even more anger at the feds (with their base freaking out b/c Dems are even less thrilled with a needless war than we are), dead young people who are needed to foot the bill for the safety net and who destroy US morale...I mean, is this their play to say it's not safe for in person voting in 2022? Is that the actual reason?

Posted by: Nova local at February 11, 2022 03:55 PM (exHjb)

217 I understand their concern with finding the right people for a cat, someone who won't abandon the animal, but this is crazy.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius


We had a dog rescue like that. They refused to place a dog with us because we both worked. Wife was crying. I went ballistic. Told the lady what she could suck, because two years previously they placed a dog with us without issue.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 11, 2022 03:55 PM (Hica+)

218 >Never forget or forgive

Lists are being made, receipts are being kept.
Posted by: Big Star at February 11, 2022 03:52 PM (Modkf)

I completely agree. We need to have accountability (isn't the left big on "consequences" and "accountability"???) and we need to strip all codified emergency powers from our would-be overlords. Otherwise, we're going right back into this rat trap sooner rather than later.

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at February 11, 2022 03:56 PM (26aeI)

219
I understand their concern with finding the right people for a cat, someone who won't abandon the animal, but this is crazy.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 11, 2022 03:48 PM (txdEq)


My friend had to fill out a stupid form to adopt a cat from a foster and yes it was crazy. She filled it out and listed me as a reference. The lady never called me or did the "home inspection". I wonder if people do that to make sure no evil person gets the animal? Or they're nuts.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 11, 2022 03:56 PM (0Cl6X)

220 I said from jump street that the mask thing was a paranoid overreaction by neurotics. It was, but it quickly metastized into something far more sinister; a way to socially bully and control people and make the heretics miserable.


the mask wearing also kept the fear/panic/pandemic alive. when you saw people walking around with those things on their faces, you got a constant reminder of the Dark Days we were in.

if people weren't wearing those germ-ridden, useless tokens on their faces, we all might have forgotten to be afraid 24/7

ALSO - Mark Changizi is on substack and he's interesting. he says it has to do with "generalizing" the influence and popularity of the Fear/Pandemic side. his theory is too long to type for me right now tho

Posted by: Black Orchid at February 11, 2022 03:56 PM (j9HX3)

221 Do SATs even matter anymore? I thought I read the top schools are no longer using them cuz (what else) racist.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at February 11, 2022 03:52 PM (OalnH)

No. Are you a white, Christian male with no legacy? We have one spot for 100,000 candidates for you.

Posted by: WiNO - The Odds Are Never in Our Favor at February 11, 2022 03:56 PM (EpDzw)

222 I advocated for someone with mental illness, for quite some time. My opinion of psychiatrists suffered in the meantime. If you encounter a good one, hold on to him/her for dear life.
Posted by: kallisto

THIS!!!!
The new psychologists and psychiatrists are all young women (SJWs) replacing the retiring old men (war vets).
They also want to cancel PTSD because it's part of Whiteness. They also want view Whiteness and Maleness has a disease to be eliminated.

Posted by: Pissing in the Same Pot at February 11, 2022 03:56 PM (R4Smv)

223 And yes, I said starting the war with Ukraine b/c we don't want to start it directly with Russia, so I'd imagine we seem to be setting up a reason to invade Ukraine b/c Russia...not b/c Russia actually invaded Ukraine...

Posted by: Nova local at February 11, 2022 03:56 PM (exHjb)

224 >this was tedious after the first 100 times you mentioned it
Posted by: Hands at February 11, 2022 03:52 PM (786Ro)

"I don't care so much that I'm going to talk about it every day in perpetuity"

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at February 11, 2022 03:57 PM (26aeI)

225 It's moments like this when I think of the immortal words of Jim Shoenfield: Have another dognut, you fat pig.

Posted by: Regular joe at February 11, 2022 03:57 PM (nnp+f)

226 When we homeschooled 20-25 years ago (omg...rechecks the math) we were never home. We went to the park and played with other kids, talked to numerous strangers, went out to lunch at sit-down "family" restaurants so they could learn public behavior, went to the zoo, went to play days with local homeschool groups, field trips..

But you were good parents. When I was homeschooled I was isolated the overwhelming majority of the time, stuck with my psycho mother. So if you're a shit parent, don't homeschool. However if you're a shit parent you won't have enough time insight to realize how bad you are for your kid.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Wrecker. Hoarder. Honker. at February 11, 2022 03:57 PM (II3Gr)

227 My friend had to fill out a stupid form to adopt a cat from a foster and yes it was crazy. She filled it out and listed me as a reference. The lady never called me or did the "home inspection". I wonder if people do that to make sure no evil person gets the animal? Or they're nuts.
Posted by: CaliGirl at February 11, 2022 03:56 PM (0Cl6X)

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That's pretty standard for adopting rescue animals. I got a dog from a rescue group 20-ish years ago and had to do all that. And someone did come to my house to check that I had a yard like I claimed. Not sure if references were ever checked or not.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at February 11, 2022 03:57 PM (OalnH)

228 I understand their concern with finding the right people for a cat, someone who won't abandon the animal, but this is crazy.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 11, 2022
*
Sheesh. Is that a Petfinder thing or the foster mom's own thing?
Posted by: Jordan61 at February 11, 2022


***
I don't think it's Petfinder, though they probably encourage the foster or rescue people to vet the applicants carefully.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 11, 2022 03:57 PM (txdEq)

229
I think what we need here is the Flash Gordon Battle Theme!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0JmRM4LB3yc
Posted by: InCali at February 11, 2022 03:50 PM (tbYst)

dear god, I love that music!!!

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 11, 2022 03:57 PM (trdmm)

230 Kids are resilient, squirted the adults with lifetimes of mental problems stemming from childhood.

Posted by: ... at February 11, 2022 03:57 PM (dscaa)

231 was she on some kind of SSRI? I blame them for lots of shenanigans and disgratz
Posted by: kallisto

Not that I am aware of. But - she was taking so many meds that it looked like she was eating a bag of jelly beans before bed every night.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 11, 2022 03:57 PM (mD/uy)

232 225 It's moments like this when I think of the immortal words of Jim Shoenfield: Have another dognut, you fat pig.
Posted by: Regular joe at February 11, 2022 03:57 PM (nnp+f)

All-time great one-liners.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 11, 2022 03:58 PM (KbCG3)

233 >I'm so tired of hearing that shit. You choose to live in these places. It's always something. Family or job or weather or whatever. Fuck that noise. Millions of people move every year in this country. They choose to do that, you choose not to do that. So live with the consequences of your choice. I'm old enough to remember when conservatives were all about personal choice. I guess that only applies to other people now.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at February 11, 2022 03:55 PM (OalnH)

Yeah, and some of us are choosing to stay and fight this bullshit instead of tucking tail and running. But we're the problem because we talk about what we want to change? What a crock.

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at February 11, 2022 03:58 PM (26aeI)

234
And I get that...but you do it to get a political win. What political win do they think they get by starting a war with Ukraine? Even higher inflation, even more anger at the feds (with their base freaking out b/c Dems are even less thrilled with a needless war than we are), dead young people who are needed to foot the bill for the safety net and who destroy US morale...I mean, is this their play to say it's not safe for in person voting in 2022? Is that the actual reason?
Posted by: Nova local at February 11, 2022 03:55 PM (exHjb)

Their base hates Russia now. Like genocidal hatred, comparable to their hate for us.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at February 11, 2022 03:58 PM (z5Vrg)

235 I'm wearing my NY Rangers Sweater at work today because it's "Wear Your Favorite Football Team Jersey" Day in anticipation of the Stupid Bowl.


Fuck the NFL

Posted by: Archer at February 11, 2022 03:59 PM (gmo/4)

236 233 Instaban on a comment that just points out surgeons wear masks and have for decades? Wow. It's truly sad what's happened to your party.
Posted by: Seattle Slough at February 11, 2022 03:58 PM (KcqqB)

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No, you're just generally banned. Also...read the content, dude.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, laughing with Mel Brooks at February 11, 2022 03:59 PM (LvTSG)

237 I understand their concern with finding the right people for a cat, someone who won't abandon the animal, but this is crazy.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 11, 2022 03:48 PM (txdEq)
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It's like they don't want people to take unwanted animals. Thankfully, the county pound here doesn't have any of that crap. It was really straightforward when I got my new cat:
1. Select cat
2. Sign paperwork that acknowledges that it will cost you $500 if you bring it back and that you agree to take the cat to the vet within the first month.
3. Pay $50
4. Walk out with cat

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 11, 2022 03:59 PM (DU+/6)

238 Posted by: Nova local at February 11, 2022 03:55 PM (exHjb)

I think they are so insulated from the thoughts of the American people, that they think this would be like Bush invading Iraq. Most went along due to Patriotism... due to trust in the government NOT taking us into an unneeded war.

They do not understand that, especially after the lies of the last couple of years, our default position is to believe they LIE...

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 11, 2022 03:59 PM (oHd/0)

239 Yeah, and some of us are choosing to stay and fight this bullshit instead of tucking tail and running. But we're the problem because we talk about what we want to change? What a crock.
Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at February 11, 2022 03:58 PM (26aeI)

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I didn't say you're the problem. I said you made a choice and you have to live with that choice. Not sure why this is such a radical thought.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at February 11, 2022 03:59 PM (OalnH)

240 Apparently the teachers aren't "resilient."

"It's heartbreaking. The pressure is overwhelming," Bouchard said. "I feel like a horrible teacher. I've been teaching 22 years, and this might be the lowest self-esteem I've had."

Posted by: Germanicus3 at February 11, 2022 03:59 PM (kB491)

241 Hmm. Looks like it's Computer Day at the State School for Idiots.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at February 11, 2022 04:00 PM (VxC1e)

242 I'm sorry to say that people have probably made those lengthy pet adoption forms necessary. A lot of people who buy or adopts pets seem to put no thought into the decision, which is how so many end up at rescues and shelters in the first place.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at February 11, 2022 04:00 PM (KFhLj)

243 "My daughter loves her mask!"
-Karen McWineMom, who hates her kids
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, laughing with Mel Brooks at February 11, 2022 03:25 PM (LvTSG)


Libs hate children.

Posted by: Captain Hate won't forget Michael Byrd Murdered Ashli Babbitt at February 11, 2022 04:00 PM (y7DUB)

244
That's another thing. These animal assholes want you to adopt or "rescue" a dog/cat but then give you the Third Degree and make you jump through hoops to get the pet.

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at February 11, 2022 04:00 PM (JtT4O)

245 All of this benefits China greatly. That has been the plan.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 11, 2022 04:00 PM (p+1gI)

246 As I said this morning, all this evil (look up the old Chris Rea song "You Must Be Evil" for an early MDM-MSM parallel) ... this makes me terribly sad and brutally angry ... but mostly brutally angry.

Millions of infantilized adults have perpetrated massive child abuse on a near worldwide scale -- and I will NEVER forget or forgive them.

Posted by: ShainS -- The Cure for ClownWorld Turned Out to be Honking at February 11, 2022 04:01 PM (lmWM9)

247 Glad I don't have a kid in a blue region school. I'd already be doing life in prison.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at February 11, 2022 04:01 PM (Fs5vw)

248
But when two fags want to adopt a baby, they say sure, how many do you want!

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at February 11, 2022 04:01 PM (JtT4O)

249 Hmm. Looks like it's Computer Day at the State School for Idiots.
Posted by: Cicero

There are a few features that mimic the Midvale School for the Gifted.

But only a few.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 11, 2022 04:01 PM (mD/uy)

250
I don't want to justify overly obtrusive rescue questionnaires, but given the effort and cost of rehabilitating a foster, the last thing we want is to see it come back.

As far as I'm concerned, if the rescues we've fostered never went anywhere else it would be fine with me.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 11, 2022 04:01 PM (/U27+)

251 234
And I get that...but you do it to get a political win. What political win do they think they get by starting a war with Ukraine? Even higher inflation, even more anger at the feds (with their base freaking out b/c Dems are even less thrilled with a needless war than we are), dead young people who are needed to foot the bill for the safety net and who destroy US morale...I mean, is this their play to say it's not safe for in person voting in 2022? Is that the actual reason?
Posted by: Nova local at February 11, 2022 03:55 PM (exHjb)

Their base hates Russia now. Like genocidal hatred, comparable to their hate for us.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at February 11, 2022 03:58 PM (z5Vrg)

But their base would hate fighting, too...I mean, the words "draft" would have their entire base becoming Republican, and if we start a war with Ukraine (and thus Russia), it's gonna be that, or a quick loss b/c we aren't in it to win it...

Their base does NOT rally around the US flag...ever...nor will it like losing...

Posted by: Nova local at February 11, 2022 04:01 PM (exHjb)

252 Slough is an ages-old progressive trolltard who's been shitting in conservative sites for years and years. Xhe's as stupid as xhe is pathetic.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Wrecker. Hoarder. Honker. at February 11, 2022 04:01 PM (II3Gr)

253 We went from IQ tests, mentors, and apprenticeships for jobs, to eliminating that for a college degree, to where you fall on the SJW victim hierarchy in a few decades.
Weird how things are falling apart.

Posted by: Under 40 Peeps riding the slippery slope at February 11, 2022 04:01 PM (R4Smv)

254 WHITMER ON FREEDOM CONVOY:
"This is an illegal blockade.. they don't have a right to illegally block the largest land-border crossing in North America. Hundreds of millions of dollars a day or being lost."

***

Discount Caitlyn Jenner blocked people in Michigan from buying vegetable seeds and gardening equipment in 2020 calling it not necessary.



Posted by: Azathoth at February 11, 2022 04:02 PM (W3VUu)

255 > If your ideas only sound good in an echo chamber, they aren't good ideas. You know this.

Thanks Slow for this remarkably introspective thought. I didn't think you to be so self aware.

Posted by: bonhomme at February 11, 2022 04:02 PM (NahKu)

256 When I was in college the quasi retards pursued a degree in education.

Posted by: Minuteman at February 11, 2022 04:02 PM (LaNzR)

257 People also get rescue animals as food for pythons and shit. Remember the esteemed sportsball hero Mike Vick? Where do you think he got his dogs from?

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at February 11, 2022 04:02 PM (OalnH)

258 That's another thing. These animal assholes want you to adopt or "rescue" a dog/cat but then give you the Third Degree and make you jump through hoops to get the pet.

Do you even have any idea of the number of Witches' Covens who are looking for black cats around Halloween?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at February 11, 2022 04:02 PM (VxC1e)

259 Fuck off, Slough. You still sound like a retard. Keep burning your dogshit city down, though...

Posted by: Captain Hate won't forget Michael Byrd Murdered Ashli Babbitt at February 11, 2022 04:02 PM (y7DUB)

260 Their base hates Russia now. Like genocidal hatred, comparable to their hate for us.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at February 11, 2022 03:58 PM (z5Vrg)

Maybe because Russia has proven that Communism does not work? They are now an Oligarchy in the Robber Baron phase of Capitalism, and have a lower Tax rate than the US. They also encourage religion, normal sexuality, and having families.

All things the left hates.

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 11, 2022 04:02 PM (oHd/0)

261 243 "My daughter loves her mask!"
-Karen McWineMom, who hates her kids
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, laughing with Mel Brooks at February 11, 2022 03:25 PM (LvTSG)

Libs hate children.
Posted by: Captain Hate won't forget Michael Byrd Murdered Ashli Babbitt at February 11, 2022 04:00 PM (y7DUB)

Libs treat their children much like every other thing in their lives: virtue signaling vanity plates.

Also, there are a lot of libs who love children, such as our president, gobs of FBI informants and of course, producers at CNN.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 11, 2022 04:02 PM (KbCG3)

262 242 I'm sorry to say that people have probably made those lengthy pet adoption forms necessary. A lot of people who buy or adopts pets seem to put no thought into the decision, which is how so many end up at rescues and shelters in the first place.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at February 11, 2022 04:00 PM (KFhLj)

Or dump them at my house where they are eaten by coyotes. People suck.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 11, 2022 04:02 PM (0Cl6X)

263 251 But their base would hate fighting, too...I mean, the words "draft" would have their entire base becoming Republican, and if we start a war with Ukraine (and thus Russia), it's gonna be that, or a quick loss b/c we aren't in it to win it...

Their base does NOT rally around the US flag...ever...nor will it like losing...
Posted by: Nova local at February 11, 2022 04:01 PM (exHjb)

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I don't think so. It's not them being drafted, it's those dumb rubes in the red states being drafted. The left loves its warmongering, especially if it leads to red state men dying.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, laughing with Mel Brooks at February 11, 2022 04:02 PM (LvTSG)

264 No no no. You want the AOSHQ bludgeoning weapon of choice.

A crossbow?

Posted by: InCali at February 11, 2022 04:02 PM (tbYst)

265 I watched that second video of the dad. After that bitch of a woman reminded everyone to wear a mask it would be almost impossible to *types deletes* her.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at February 11, 2022 04:03 PM (YglAn)

266 I'm so tired of hearing that shit. You choose to live in these places. It's always something. Family or job or weather or whatever. Fuck that noise. Millions of people move every year in this country. They choose to do that, you choose not to do that. So live with the consequences of your choice. I'm old enough to remember when conservatives were all about personal choice. I guess that only applies to other people now.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at February 11, 2022 03:55 PM (OalnH)

There are other websites where you can vent your free-floating anger with everyone...perhaps you should share your vitriol with others!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 11, 2022 04:03 PM (XIJ/X)

267 Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at February 11, 2022 03:55 PM (OalnH)

Every time this gets said (not always by you, sometimes it's another person) the speaker tends to ignore that at the very least, there are obligations to family who aren't always as easy to pick up and move.

Do you know anyone with elderly parents? Stubborn elderly parents? I know people who can't get them out of the ghetto because their neighborhood, which was nice in the 50's, is all they know and they will not leave.

So you're being intentionally provocative and it's what you believe, fine... but it's at best stupid and at worst just ignorant.

Posted by: ... at February 11, 2022 04:03 PM (dscaa)

268 Honestly the majority of teachers are just horrible. We are all better served assuming they are petty loveless miserable tyrants reduced to abusing children for their jollies until proven otherwise.

Posted by: Grumpy old nuke at February 11, 2022 04:03 PM (6q6RM)

269 My county had its first child death due to COVID. 10 years old and prayers for her family. There were multiple comobidities, but yeah. COVID.
Prayers for her.
Scorn for county health assholes.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 11, 2022 04:03 PM (1fHj1)

270 The reason the junta wants a war over Ukraine is because so much bribe money for democrats comes from there.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at February 11, 2022 04:03 PM (5kI0z)

271 Send Uncle Buck to Loudon. Here's a quarter. Go down town & have a rat chew that thing off your face.

Posted by: Dave's not here at February 11, 2022 04:03 PM (NUguu)

272 232 225 It's moments like this when I think of the immortal words of Jim Shoenfield: Have another dognut, you fat pig.
Posted by: Regular joe at February 11, 2022 03:57 PM (nnp+f)

All-time great one-liners.
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 11, 2022 03:58 PM (KbCG3)

A great moment in sports.

Schoney's a good guy. All time Sabre...

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at February 11, 2022 04:03 PM (BgMrQ)

273 Masking kids has me most pissed off on this Covid crap and have mentioned that many times.

Posted by: Skip at February 11, 2022 04:03 PM (2JoB8)

274 Libs treat their children much like every other thing in their lives: virtue signaling vanity plates.
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer

So, I see you've met my DIL.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 11, 2022 04:03 PM (mD/uy)

275 256 When I was in college the quasi retards pursued a degree in education.
Posted by: Minuteman at February 11, 2022 04:02 PM (LaNzR)

Even the tards in j-school looked down on the education school window lickers.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Wrecker. Hoarder. Honker. at February 11, 2022 04:03 PM (II3Gr)

276 World of Warships has a new commander in honor of Heightened Black History Awareness - Commander Leroy. Gotta love the Russians.

Posted by: WiNO - The Odds Are Never in Our Favor at February 11, 2022 04:04 PM (EpDzw)

277 There are other websites where you can vent your free-floating anger with everyone...perhaps you should share your vitriol with others!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo
___

Thank you, CBD.

Posted by: SMH at God's grace at February 11, 2022 04:04 PM (ZoeSo)

278 242 I'm sorry to say that people have probably made those lengthy pet adoption forms necessary. A lot of people who buy or adopts pets seem to put no thought into the decision, which is how so many end up at rescues and shelters in the first place.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at February 11, 2022 04:00 PM (KFhLj)

Yes, but it drives away the "good" adopters. I also just went to my county shelter for my last 2 cats, and I did select a previous "double adopted" adult cat both times...they loved my house b/c I had no dogs and gave a crap. I refuse to fill out the "life story and home visit" adoption papers that private shelters want...

Posted by: Nova local at February 11, 2022 04:04 PM (exHjb)

279 I doubt that this concern is valid. I mean, Joe Biden didn't learn to speak while wearing a mask and he can't talk for shit.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Proprietor of the Outrage Outlet at February 11, 2022 04:04 PM (FVME7)

280
Discount Caitlyn Jenner blocked people in Michigan from buying vegetable seeds and gardening equipment in 2020 calling it not necessary.

Posted by: Azathoth


Yup. Subdivided hardware / gardening / big box stores into "May Buy" and "May Not Buy" zones to do it, too.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 11, 2022 04:04 PM (pNxlR)

281 Libs treat their children much like every other thing in their lives: virtue signaling vanity plates.

Like a teacup chihuahua in a Hermes bag.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Wrecker. Hoarder. Honker. at February 11, 2022 04:05 PM (II3Gr)

282 This busty blonde in her kitchen is worried about her nieces and nephews developing normally due to all the COVID-related mandatory child abuse:
https://is.gd/XcciWS

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 11, 2022 04:05 PM (DU+/6)

283 Yeah, and some of us are choosing to stay and fight this bullshit instead of tucking tail and running. But we're the problem because we talk about what we want to change? What a crock.
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Fist bump. I'm tired of scolds.

Posted by: dartist at February 11, 2022 04:05 PM (+ya+t)

284 n Loudoun, Virginia -- again -- this fine specimen says that children are resilient and can handle all the impediments and cruelties the school boards and teachers throw at them.
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Fat fucking bitch.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at February 11, 2022 04:05 PM (IytoW)

285 Huh, children are resilient, no matter what?

Well, I guess bullying is just a okay, now, because children will shake it off!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/)) at February 11, 2022 04:05 PM (5pTK/)

286 247 Glad I don't have a kid in a blue region school. I'd already be doing life in prison.
Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at February 11, 2022 04:01 PM (Fs5vw)

Nah, you'd be homeschooling and running homeschool classes, field trip groups, and clubs yourself. In a "best man/woman for the job" way...

Posted by: Nova local at February 11, 2022 04:05 PM (exHjb)

287 1. Select cat
2. Sign paperwork that acknowledges that it will cost you $500 if you bring it back and that you agree to take the cat to the vet within the first month.
3. Pay $50
4. Walk out with cat
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)

In Russia, cat walks YOU!
I've had a slew of cats over the years.
Two came from my ex-wife's friend, who just had a houseful of rescues (her house smelled fine, because she was very cleanly)
Got another weird cat that was a stray. Lived 18 years with me.
My fav cat was an abandoned kitten at work. A few days old, nursed it for weeks with a bottle. Lived 13 years.
Brought home a stray kitten that wandered up to a relative's door at Christmas.
Present cats are a re-homed tom cat that someone else didn't want (smartest cat I have ever owned) and a goofy little female cat that was a kitten left at my son's house.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative...Living on the Prison Planet at February 11, 2022 04:05 PM (vcOmj)

288 That's another thing. These animal assholes want you to adopt or "rescue" a dog/cat but then give you the Third Degree and make you jump through hoops to get the pet.

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at February 11, 2022


***
The lady who raised both Chekov and his aunt Tatiana met Miss Linda and me, realized what good custodians and friends we'd be for her Siberian cats, and had no trouble with my adopting the two of them. I'm still in touch with her about the Chekov saga. If I ask, I'm sure she'll have a young adult or a kitten looking for a home.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 11, 2022 04:05 PM (txdEq)

289 279 I doubt that this concern is valid. I mean, Joe Biden didn't learn to speak while wearing a mask and he can't talk for shit.


lol but he has a stutter!!!

Posted by: Black Orchid at February 11, 2022 04:06 PM (j9HX3)

290 Their base does NOT rally around the US flag...ever...nor will it like losing...
Posted by: Nova local at February 11, 2022 04:01 PM (exHjb)

Something struck me a couple weeks ago. I suddenly realized that in my Mother's or Father's sides of the Family, I was the ONLY one of my generation to serve.

As in my Son's generation, he is the only one to have served.

Put a whole different spin on some of my families outlooks.

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 11, 2022 04:06 PM (oHd/0)

291 Discount Caitlyn Jenner

***

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at February 11, 2022 04:06 PM (lCui1)

292 285 Huh, children are resilient, no matter what?

Well, I guess bullying is just a okay, now, because children will shake it off!
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/)) at February 11, 2022 04:05 PM (5pTK/)

But don't fight back because then you get expelled.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Wrecker. Hoarder. Honker. at February 11, 2022 04:06 PM (II3Gr)

293 272 232 225 It's moments like this when I think of the immortal words of Jim Shoenfield: Have another dognut, you fat pig.
Posted by: Regular joe at February 11, 2022 03:57 PM (nnp+f

I do not think pig was the word Jim used

Posted by: Tofer732 at February 11, 2022 04:06 PM (GcxM3)

294 Their base hates Russia now. Like genocidal hatred, comparable to their hate for us.

They should. Today's Russia is more reasonable - more oriented to family values - than they are. If my choices are serving Putin or the American Left ? Give me the former KGB officer.

Posted by: Cause and Effect at February 11, 2022 04:06 PM (oUkrT)

295 My late wife was a licensed child therapist with a couple of advanced degrees. She worked at the largest children's hospital in the Midwest.

She shot herself in such a manner that she knew our 8 yr old would find her.
Posted by: Tonypete
__________

That's awful. Sorry you and the kid had to go through that.

I remember feeling such disgust for OJ Simpson when he murdered his wife and the Goldman kid, because (among other outrages) Simpson knew his two little kids were asleep in the ex-wife's house, and would be the ones to wake and find that bloody, grisly murder scene, with their nearly-decapitated mother's body, just outside their door.

It was just happenstance (or divine intervention?) that spared the kids from that horror. A neighbor walking their dog late at night found the bodies, but of course that was just luck and Simpson could not have foreseen it happening that way.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at February 11, 2022 04:06 PM (k4dH2)

296
Serious question: Do you know anyone, personally, who got sick in the last two years, went to the doctor, and got diagnosed with the regular flu?

I have not heard anyone say yeah, I got sick and thought I had the chinese virus, but it was just the regular ol' influenza.

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at February 11, 2022 04:06 PM (JtT4O)

297 How does that work exactly? Grade levels come with expected ages and performance levels, if kids in general could work 2 years beyond their grade level (equivalent to catching up from a 2 year delay), wouldn't the standards just change?
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at February 11, 2022 03:39 PM

We can't really change the standards, but we can focus on lower-end skills rather than the higher-end skills. (In world languages, this means Novice-Mid might be the goal instead of Novice-High at the end of a class.)

I can tell you how it worked for the first-after-lockdown middleschool classes. I asked my elementary colleagues for information about what their end-of-year performances were like. One in particular shared materials and ideas to carry over into 7th grade lessons.

During the school year that followed, I met with my 8th-grade colleague and aligned my goals with her wishlist of skills. At the end of the year, I gave her information about the standards my students met and what skills needed work.

This year, our district hired a teacher with more elementary experience to make the elementary-to-middle transition easier.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at February 11, 2022 04:07 PM (fxCK2)

298 We got our two cats from each of our daughters.

Posted by: SMH at God's grace at February 11, 2022 04:07 PM (ZoeSo)

299 I'm sorry to say that people have probably made those lengthy pet adoption forms necessary. A lot of people who buy or adopts pets seem to put no thought into the decision, which is how so many end up at rescues and shelters in the first place.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at February 11, 2022 04:00 PM (KFhLj)


Like the assholes who got an animal as emotional support through the lockdowns and then took it back after they were lifted? People who are a pleasure to hang...

Posted by: Captain Hate won't forget Michael Byrd Murdered Ashli Babbitt at February 11, 2022 04:07 PM (y7DUB)

300 This busty blonde in her kitchen is worried about her nieces and nephews developing normally due to all the COVID-related mandatory child abuse:
https://is.gd/XcciWS

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 11, 2022 04:05 PM (DU+/6)


What university is that hat?

Also, Yowzaa!

Posted by: Archer at February 11, 2022 04:07 PM (gmo/4)

301 the whole "kids are resilient" statement implies abuse

it's basically saying we're going to harm them

but we trust they will bounce right back!

the abuse of kids is intrinsic to that phrase!

Posted by: Black Orchid at February 11, 2022 04:07 PM (j9HX3)

302 282 This busty blonde in her kitchen is worried about her nieces and nephews developing normally due to all the COVID-related mandatory child abuse:
https://is.gd/XcciWS
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 11, 2022 04:05 PM (DU+/6)

Dude, you ate your Wheaties today. The heat has been brought all day long.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 11, 2022 04:07 PM (KbCG3)

303 Even the tards in j-school looked down on the education school window lickers.

****

I can't remember if it was Thomas Sowell or William Raspberry who kept pointing out years and years ago that it was the bottom half of the GPA pile that all seemed to land in education degrees.

Posted by: Azathoth at February 11, 2022 04:07 PM (W3VUu)

304 This busty blonde in her kitchen is worried about her nieces and nephews developing normally due to all the COVID-related mandatory child abuse:
https://is.gd/XcciWS
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 11, 2022 04:05 PM (DU+/6)

She will be even more committed to our child once he/she is conceived and born.
But mostly conceived.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 11, 2022 04:07 PM (1fHj1)

305 What ever happened to "What about the children?"

How come we didn't hear about this famous resilience with the supposed "cages"?

These are not actual questions.

Posted by: ... at February 11, 2022 04:07 PM (dscaa)

306 But don't fight back because then you get expelled.
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Good thing I never got expelled when I fought back.

Then again, this was the 80s.

Posted by: SMH at God's grace at February 11, 2022 04:08 PM (ZoeSo)

307 Kids and animals are resilient!

Posted by: Biden's DOE nomination at February 11, 2022 04:08 PM (R4Smv)

308
Yes, but it drives away the "good" adopters. I also just went to my county shelter for my last 2 cats, and I did select a previous "double adopted" adult cat both times...they loved my house b/c I had no dogs and gave a crap. I refuse to fill out the "life story and home visit" adoption papers that private shelters want...
Posted by: Nova local at February 11,

I see both sides. It feels intrusive and offensive, like you wouldn't take good care of your pet but I think they may be trying to make sure it doesn't come back or be harmed. I have read/heard some of the foster people don't want to give up their animal because they''ve bonded with it. Maybe a little of both? I don't know.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 11, 2022 04:08 PM (0Cl6X)

309 I'm sorry to say that people have probably made those lengthy pet adoption forms necessary. A lot of people who buy or adopts pets seem to put no thought into the decision, which is how so many end up at rescues and shelters in the first place.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at February 11, 2022 04:00 PM (KFhLj)

THIS! It's surprising the number of people that want pets but end up hating them because they don't act like humans.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at February 11, 2022 04:08 PM (Fs5vw)

310 And there's that idiotic phrase again:

"...out of an abundance of caution..."

Who tf talks like that? Always thought it was, somehow, a coded message.

Posted by: JQ at February 11, 2022 04:08 PM (dB4Iz)

311 Every time this gets said (not always by you, sometimes it's another person) the speaker tends to ignore that at the very least, there are obligations to family who aren't always as easy to pick up and move.

Do you know anyone with elderly parents? Stubborn elderly parents? I know people who can't get them out of the ghetto because their neighborhood, which was nice in the 50's, is all they know and they will not leave.


Posted by: ... at February 11, 2022 04:03 PM (dscaa)

____

I looked it up and in 2019, 4.7 million people moved out of state. All those people have a job or parents or something that they have to let go of. But moving is hard and it's easier to shrug and say oh parents, can't do it, and then whine for the next 30 years.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at February 11, 2022 04:08 PM (OalnH)

312 We got our two cats from each of our daughters.
Posted by: SMH at God's grace at February 11, 2022 04:07 PM (ZoeSo)


So grand-cats then.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at February 11, 2022 04:08 PM (VxC1e)

313 Posted by: Tonypete at February 11, 2022 03:47 PM (mD/uy)

I am so sorry your kid went through that!

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at February 11, 2022 04:08 PM (lCui1)

314

What university is that hat?

Also, Yowzaa!

Posted by: Archer at February 11, 2022 04:07 PM (gmo/4)



Hat?

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at February 11, 2022 04:08 PM (Zz0t1)

315
Weird, all my cat's have just kinda shown up. Can't remember ever going somewhere to get one.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe


The word got around in the "cat community" that you were a soft touch.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 11, 2022 04:09 PM (63Dwl)

316 294 Their base hates Russia now. Like genocidal hatred, comparable to their hate for us.

They should. Today's Russia is more reasonable - more oriented to family values - than they are. If my choices are serving Putin or the American Left ? Give me the former KGB officer.

You actually are quite right in your thinking. Putin and living in Russia will leave you alone for the most part, if you do not bother the apparatus. Our current tyranny has a drive to truly put all under heel continually.

Posted by: Grumpy old nuke at February 11, 2022 04:09 PM (6q6RM)

317 "...out of an abundance of caution..."

Who tf talks like that? Always thought it was, somehow, a coded message.


It's lawyer argle-bargle.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at February 11, 2022 04:09 PM (VxC1e)

318 Good thing I never got expelled when I fought back.

Then again, this was the 80s.
Posted by: SMH at God's grace at February 11, 2022 04:08 PM (ZoeSo)

The halcyon days before "zero tolerance" policies.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Wrecker. Hoarder. Honker. at February 11, 2022 04:09 PM (II3Gr)

319
=========

I don't think so. It's not them being drafted, it's those dumb rubes in the red states being drafted. The left loves its warmongering, especially if it leads to red state men dying.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, laughing with Mel Brooks at February 11, 2022 04:02 PM (LvTSG)

But it is b/c the draft is young...and youth skew blue...and do you think the Karen families with the one designer child are gonna love this?

And then there's the inability to travel worldwide reinstated (for their rich voters)...and did I mention the inflation and going without?

There's no way their base wants this anymore than ours does...they'd rather hate Russia through tweet diplomacy and "being better than"...

Posted by: Nova local at February 11, 2022 04:09 PM (exHjb)

320 Every school board in America will be re-elected because why not?

The country is the way it is because a majority of citizens want it that way.

Posted by: Queegueg the Harpooner at February 11, 2022 04:09 PM (9X60i)

321
Do you even have any idea of the number of Witches' Covens who are looking for black cats around Halloween?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at February 11, 2022


***
The shelters here used to put a hold on any black cat adoptions during October. They don't do that any more. No doubt they discovered by November 15 they were hip-deep in black cats.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 11, 2022 04:09 PM (txdEq)

322
There's a point when a lengthy background check stops being effective at preventing bad pet owners.

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at February 11, 2022 04:10 PM (JtT4O)

323 In that Whitmer interview: I didn't see her Fauci pillow in the background. Hmm...

Posted by: Ktgreat at February 11, 2022 04:10 PM (AD3JT)

324 130 'That moo-cow is a MONSTER as are probably 65% of all those who surround us. That's the world we inhabit.

I think it's time to leave earth.'

I'd rather the monsters left earth instead.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at February 11, 2022 04:10 PM (JTztk)

325 We were adopted BY cats. It's how they roll.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at February 11, 2022 04:10 PM (BFigT)

326 So grand-cats then.
Posted by: Cicero
___

Something like that, lol.

Orange tabby was specifically picked out by the oldest grandbaby.
"Here's your new kitty, Gammy."

Posted by: SMH at God's grace at February 11, 2022 04:10 PM (ZoeSo)

327 Hat?

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at February 11, 2022 04:08 PM (Zz0t1)


Feeding you straight lines is my life.

Posted by: Archer at February 11, 2022 04:10 PM (gmo/4)

328 I see both sides. It feels intrusive and offensive, like you wouldn't take good care of your pet but I think they may be trying to make sure it doesn't come back or be harmed. I have read/heard some of the foster people don't want to give up their animal because they''ve bonded with it. Maybe a little of both? I don't know.
Posted by: CaliGirl at February 11, 2022 04:08 PM (0Cl6X)
++++
It is far too intrusive. When I was looking to get a new cat (the old one died), I walked out of a place over their intrusive crap. It's not happening. I'm not giving you my life story and inviting you into my home for the privilege of taking a cat off your hands.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 11, 2022 04:10 PM (DU+/6)

329 Serious question: Do you know anyone, personally, who got sick in the last two years, went to the doctor, and got diagnosed with the regular flu?

yes b/c we had it run thru our office - well sort of I think there were two people who testing influenza positive in total

Posted by: Black Orchid at February 11, 2022 04:10 PM (j9HX3)

330 the abuse of kids is intrinsic to that phrase!

Posted by: Black Orchid at February 11, 2022 04:07 PM (j9HX3)

Kids are indeed adaptable in many situations. They can entertain themselves in many unorthodox ways, they can adapt to all sorts of weirdness. But they cannot control their physical environments. That's why we feed them and clothe them and take them to the doctor and make sure they learn.

Masking them and us is a situation in which a child's resiliency has no effect...CAN have no effect.

Fucking idiots.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 11, 2022 04:10 PM (XIJ/X)

331 283 Yeah, and some of us are choosing to stay and fight this bullshit instead of tucking tail and running. But we're the problem because we talk about what we want to change? What a crock.
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Fist bump. I'm tired of scolds.
Posted by: dartist at February 11, 2022 04:05 PM (+ya+t)

Tried to make that same point with Joe earlier in the week.

Like our current resident of the White House, he didn't care to hear it...

#stayingandfighting #joinme

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at February 11, 2022 04:10 PM (BgMrQ)

332
And there's that idiotic phrase again:

"...out of an abundance of caution..."


At the end of the day...

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 11, 2022 04:10 PM (63Dwl)

333 I understand their concern with finding the right people for a cat, someone who won't abandon the animal, but this is crazy.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 11, 2022 03:48 PM (txdEq)

--------

Similar experience for us nearly 20 years ago in Southern California. Adopted two rescue sibling cats, and the interview was worse than most any job interview I've ever had. The condition of adoption was them coming out, and us passing, an inspection of our home!

Final question of the interview: if one or both of these cats have health issues during their lifetimes, how much money are you willing to spend to give them the care they need? For fear of losing out (we really wanted them), I kind of panic and blurted out "$50,000."

Wifey gave me a "WTF" look. Kicker: we kept track of all of our expenses, and by the time they died at age 16 (13 here's with us), we'd actually spent over $50,000 total to take care of them.

Posted by: ShainS -- The Cure for ClownWorld Turned Out to be Honking at February 11, 2022 04:10 PM (lmWM9)

334 282 Joe I will try again but hope that booty isn't as big as a bus

Posted by: Skip at February 11, 2022 04:10 PM (2JoB8)

335 Every school board in America will be re-elected because why not?

The country is the way it is because a majority of citizens want it that way.
Posted by: Queegueg the Harpooner at February 11, 2022 04:09 PM (9X60i)]



I honestly think change is on the horizon because people are finally waking up and paying attention. No one paid attention to local elections because 'who cares?' Now, they're being forced to care because of Covid.

GOOD.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at February 11, 2022 04:10 PM (Zz0t1)

336 I don't think so. It's not them being drafted, it's those dumb rubes in the red states being drafted. The left loves its warmongering, especially if it leads to red state men dying.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, laughing with Mel Brooks


"I regret that I have only your kids lives to waste for this country"
Yeah, let's get the draft warmed up. That'll get people to notice.
I don't trust Russia and Putin, but ....over Ukraine? I don't trust those jokers either.
The history of the "Bloodlands", eastern Europe between Stalin's USSR and Hitler's Third Reich is awful, and I wish we had done SOMETHING to prevent that. But this is just stupid.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative...Living on the Prison Planet at February 11, 2022 04:10 PM (vcOmj)

337
And I never said shelters should just give animals to anyone who walks through the door.

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at February 11, 2022 04:11 PM (JtT4O)

338 A local snooty dog rescue will not consider anyone who does not have a stay at home adult and fenced yard

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at February 11, 2022 04:11 PM (lCui1)

339 You know where I don't have a problem with masks? People preparing my food. That should be permanent.

Though my girlfriend has a problem when I ask her to put one on before she makes me a sammich. Okay I'm kidding. She never makes sandwiches.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at February 11, 2022 04:11 PM (W3ofY)

340 334 no but not surprised she is falling forward

Posted by: Skip at February 11, 2022 04:11 PM (2JoB8)

341 the whole "kids are resilient" statement implies abuse

it's basically saying we're going to harm them

but we trust they will bounce right back!

the abuse of kids is intrinsic to that phrase!
Posted by: Black Orchid

It's our (lawyers, judges, and child psychologists) go to phrase for dads as we take their money.

Posted by: Family Law Industry at February 11, 2022 04:11 PM (R4Smv)

342
Feeding you straight lines is my life.

Posted by: Archer at February 11, 2022 04:10 PM (gmo/4)



Well, I AM straight, so I'll accept it.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at February 11, 2022 04:12 PM (Zz0t1)

343 298 We got our two cats from each of our daughters.
Posted by: SMH at God's grace at February 11, 2022 04:07 PM (ZoeSo)

I have one that I bought that I had to sign a long contract to get. Once she met me she was fine and didn't make me send her proof of the spay and other things in the contract.
My other cat that lives indoors was a barn cat that someone obviously dumped out here. It took a long time but he's sweet and sleeps indoors now. The other two cats I'm trying to tame I haven't seen in a while and I worry that they didn't make it.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 11, 2022 04:12 PM (0Cl6X)

344 317 "...out of an abundance of caution..."

Who tf talks like that? Always thought it was, somehow, a coded message.

It's lawyer argle-bargle.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at February 11, 2022 04:09 PM (VxC1e)

Can confirm.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Wrecker. Hoarder. Honker. at February 11, 2022 04:12 PM (II3Gr)

345 And I never said shelters should just give animals to anyone who walks through the door.
Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at February 11, 2022 04:11 PM (JtT4O)



PRO-TIP: If they request an animal by the pound, be very wary.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at February 11, 2022 04:12 PM (VxC1e)

346 I was always considered the strict mom. But I was always hated by my kids principals and teachers because I didn't take any bullsh#t from them and didn't allow my kids to take any either, and my kids went to Catholic schools. I would take my kids out of school if they were going today. My daughter, just today, told me I would have been on the news if they forced masks on them. Your children are the most precious thing you will ever have. How could you allow this to happen to them? And parents are allowing it to happen.

Posted by: Megthered at February 11, 2022 04:13 PM (a+Sjn)

347 All those people have a job or parents or something that they have to let go of.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at February 11, 2022 04:08 PM (OalnH)

Bullshit. You are assuming 100%, and that's just dumb.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 11, 2022 04:13 PM (XIJ/X)

348 336 "I regret that I have only your kids lives to waste for this country"
Yeah, let's get the draft warmed up. That'll get people to notice.
I don't trust Russia and Putin, but ....over Ukraine? I don't trust those jokers either.
The history of the "Bloodlands", eastern Europe between Stalin's USSR and Hitler's Third Reich is awful, and I wish we had done SOMETHING to prevent that. But this is just stupid.
Posted by: Bozo Conservative...Living on the Prison Planet at February 11, 2022 04:10 PM (vcOmj)

========

I think the most that will happen will be some drone strikes against Russian positions. The American political class wants boots on the ground, but they know it's politically killer. So, Biden will use the situation to get half a news cycle of "tough guy" stories that will be swamped by new inflation news.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, laughing with Mel Brooks at February 11, 2022 04:13 PM (LvTSG)

349 But when two fags want to adopt a baby, they say sure, how many do you want!

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at February 11, 2022 04:01 PM (JtT4O)


Anderson Cooper just got a new one.

Posted by: Jordan61 at February 11, 2022 04:13 PM (Ez6QX)

350 My parents are dead. My kids live on opposite coasts. When I was "retired" after my employer merged, I left CT for SC as if I were shot from a cannon.

Posted by: Regular joe at February 11, 2022 04:13 PM (nnp+f)

351 Wifey gave me a "WTF" look. Kicker: we kept track of all of our expenses, and by the time they died at age 16 (13 here's with us), we'd actually spent over $50,000 total to take care of them.
Posted by: ShainS -- The Cure for ClownWorld Turned Out to be Honking at February 11, 2022 04:10 PM (lmWM9)

___

I took one of my dogs to the vet this week. Had some blood work and an x-ray and some pills. $650 all in.

I can easily see $50K per pet spent over a lifetime.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at February 11, 2022 04:13 PM (OalnH)

352 306 But don't fight back because then you get expelled.
___

Good thing I never got expelled when I fought back.

Then again, this was the 80s.
Posted by: SMH at God's grace at February 11, 2022 04:08 PM (ZoeSo)

Damn, had to count it up... 16 years ago my Son defended himself in school... and got suspended for a week. Ex wife went apeshit, and took his car keys (he was living with her at the time), and grounded him.

Well, I still had full legal custody, so, I took the week off, went and got him, and we hiked and biked and snow skied all week. Needless to say the X was NOT happy... but.... we were laughing.

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 11, 2022 04:13 PM (oHd/0)

353 I've had several black cat's over the years. They've all had 1 small white spot on their chest. It seems to be a thing where I live where no cat is completely black.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 11, 2022 04:13 PM (Y5qcH)

354 I honestly think change is on the horizon because people are finally waking up and paying attention. No one paid attention to local elections because 'who cares?' Now, they're being forced to care because of Covid.

GOOD.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at February 11, 2022 04:10 PM (Zz0t1)


I think so too. Just recently our school board lost an old liberal white woman and gained a conservative Hispanic man. Who promptly said he wants masks gone. It's coming up at the next meeting.

Posted by: grammie winger at February 11, 2022 04:13 PM (45fpk)

355 Weird, all my cat's have just kinda shown up. Can't remember ever going somewhere to get one.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe

The word got around in the "cat community" that you were a soft touch.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 11, 2022 04:09 PM (63Dwl)

I was chatting with my neighbors, Mr Pak and Mr Woo. We are surprised we don't have a stray cat or dog problem in our 'hood.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 11, 2022 04:13 PM (1fHj1)

356 Townhall.com
@townhallcom
Jen Psaki discusses Joe Biden's efforts to work with Justin Trudeau to shut down Canadian truckers, claiming that protestors are having "significant direct impacts on citizens' lives and livelihoods."

-
And Joe would never approve of policies that have significant direct impacts on citizens' lives and livelihoods.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Proprietor of the Outrage Outlet at February 11, 2022 04:13 PM (FVME7)

357 Wifey gave me a "WTF" look. Kicker: we kept track of all of our expenses, and by the time they died at age 16 (13 here's with us), we'd actually spent over $50,000 total to take care of them.
Posted by: ShainS

*frantically BB starts looking up pet insurance*

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at February 11, 2022 04:13 PM (lCui1)

358 I looked it up and in 2019, 4.7 million people moved out of state. All those people have a job or parents or something that they have to let go of. But moving is hard and it's easier to shrug and say oh parents, can't do it, and then whine for the next 30 years.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at February 11, 2022 04:08 PM (OalnH)

Pretty sure some lost their job or their parents died. "All"? I mean parents die and people lose jobs pretty often and both things precipitate big moves. Let's not be farcical about it.

I'm not gonna change your opinion, fine. But that is all it is. And I think there's a line where such an opinion is less just an opinion, and more an attempt to inflame people that may not have the total freedom of choice you are suggesting they do.

Posted by: ... at February 11, 2022 04:13 PM (dscaa)

359 And I never said shelters should just give animals to anyone who walks through the door.
Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at February 11, 2022 04:11 PM (JtT4O)



It's a delicacy.

Posted by: Baroke Owebama at February 11, 2022 04:14 PM (Zz0t1)

360 Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at February 11, 2022 04:06 PM (JtT4O)

I work in pharmacy. A year ago we did not dispense ONE capsule of tamiflu. This year we had a major rush and then it tapered off.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at February 11, 2022 04:14 PM (YglAn)

361 If the idiots in D.C. tried to re-instate the draft now, all you'd have to do to get out of it would be to refuse to take the Wuhan jab.

Posted by: Archer at February 11, 2022 04:14 PM (gmo/4)

362 Good thing I never got expelled when I fought back.

Then again, this was the 80s.
Posted by: SMH at God's grace at February 11, 2022 04:08 PM (ZoeSo)

The halcyon days before "zero tolerance" policies.
Posted by: Insomniac


Watched a Russell Crowe movie last night - Unhinged.
Premise was people are stressed and lashing out over little shit making it into big shit.

Wife asked why that is. I told her it's because kids grew up with never getting their asses whipped in school because of zero tolerance. They've never known an ass whooping.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 11, 2022 04:14 PM (Hica+)

363 Ellen Degeneres broke her adoption contract and gave the dog away relatively shortly after she got it. She is not a good person.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at February 11, 2022 04:14 PM (W3ofY)

364 347 All those people have a job or parents or something that they have to let go of.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at February 11, 2022 04:08 PM (OalnH)

Bullshit. You are assuming 100%, and that's just dumb.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 11, 2022 04:13 PM (XIJ/X)

___

It's a dumb assumption to assume people have a job and parents? LOL. OK whatever.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at February 11, 2022 04:14 PM (OalnH)

365 The school board drone at the end of the second video telling everyone to put on their masks after that father's passionate speech about the harm masks have done to his daughter over the last two years pretty much sums up where we are.

The schools are where we must take this country back. They are indoctrinating the next generation of mindless drones and they must be stopped.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 11, 2022 04:14 PM (ZLI7S)

366
It's lawyer argle-bargle.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at February 11, 2022 04:09 PM (VxC1e)

Can confirm.
Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Wrecker. Hoarder. Honker. at February 11, 2022 04:12 PM (II3Gr)

That is the most lawyer sentence ever. You guys love that sentence. My other favorite is moreover.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 11, 2022 04:14 PM (0Cl6X)

367 357 Wtf is BB autocucumber?

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at February 11, 2022 04:14 PM (lCui1)

368 Townhall.com
@townhallcom
Jen Psaki discusses Joe Biden's efforts to work with Justin Trudeau to shut down Canadian truckers, claiming that protestors are having "significant direct impacts on citizens' lives and livelihoods."



Because it's only ok when GOVERNMENT does it.


Fuckers. DIAF.

Posted by: Baroke Owebama at February 11, 2022 04:14 PM (Zz0t1)

369 I do not think pig was the word Jim used
Posted by: Tofer732 at February 11, 2022 04:06 PM (GcxM3)

Pretty sure it was...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXpcb5aTnPk

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at February 11, 2022 04:14 PM (BgMrQ)

370 ---I lost my ability to hear the verbal range of sound whenever I got into a bar-type setting -- my middle range of hearing just dropped out... ---

Wow, how'd that happen? Losing hearing really sucks. I've lost most top end and a lot of mid range but that was years of playing at cbgb, with the cymbal and amp'd guitar frequencies the main culprits... i.e. I did it to myself. They had the fucking best monitors, though. You could play louder there than anywhere in the city. No "please turn down the guitar" from the soundman.

Posted by: Marcus Gravey at February 11, 2022 04:15 PM (kNgCR)

371 Finally listed to that dad,my heart goes out to his daughter and him.

Posted by: Skip at February 11, 2022 04:15 PM (2JoB8)

372 367 357 Wtf is BB autocucumber?

Posted by: vmom

Autocorrect.

Posted by: whig at February 11, 2022 04:15 PM (Iq9dF)

373
"...out of an abundance of caution..."

Who tf talks like that? Always thought it was, somehow, a coded message.

It's lawyer argle-bargle.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43)


It is the justification for those who want to run roughshod over any and all of their fellow beings.

Doubtless someone running the Nazi death camps intoned, "... out of an abundance of caution and concern for their well-being, we are having residents of building 9 report to the showers ..."

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 11, 2022 04:15 PM (pNxlR)

374 350 My parents are dead. My kids live on opposite coasts. When I was "retired" after my employer merged, I left CT for SC as if I were shot from a cannon.
Posted by: Regular joe at February 11, 2022 04:13 PM (nnp+f)

Yeah, I moved back to Calif to take care of Mom. Once the estate settles and I can sell this dang house, I'm outa here. Still not sure where I'll land... but not here.

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 11, 2022 04:15 PM (oHd/0)

375
Anderson Cooper just got a new one.
Posted by: Jordan61


Yeah, hollywood celerys never get rejected for adoption, even though they literally don't even raise their adopted children!

Their adopted kids spend the day at "daycare" and nights with the "nanny."

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at February 11, 2022 04:15 PM (JtT4O)

376 People who want your history, a psych evaluation, your financial records and all that shit just to adopt an animal are not interested in the welfare of that animal.

They are interested in your compliance with their wishes and that you recognize their superiority. They are almost to a T exactly like the "educators" who are destroying our kids.

You must acknowledge they know better...

Posted by: Martini Farmer at February 11, 2022 04:15 PM (BFigT)

377 The shelters here used to put a hold on any black cat adoptions during October. They don't do that any more. No doubt they discovered by November 15 they were hip-deep in black cats.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 11, 2022 04:09 PM (txdEq

Black cats are some of the best cats to have. I've had several. They always have very outgoing personalities.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at February 11, 2022 04:15 PM (Fs5vw)

378 And I never said shelters should just give animals to anyone who walks through the door.
Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news


Got any beagles around?

Posted by: Dr. Anthony Fauci, Crony Pharma Capitalist at February 11, 2022 04:15 PM (vcOmj)

379 The halcyon days before "zero tolerance" policies.
Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Wrecker. Hoarder. Honker

Halcyon is a wonder drug for Insomnia. I love her *heart emoji*

Posted by: Another Insomniac at February 11, 2022 04:15 PM (R4Smv)

380 Kids (or younglings, as we call them) are SOMEWHAT resilient, but the 2nd or 3rd pass with the light saber will get the job done.

Posted by: Anakin Skywalker at February 11, 2022 04:15 PM (FJYfm)

381 Well, I still had full legal custody, so, I took the week off, went and got him, and we hiked and biked and snow skied all week. Needless to say the X was NOT happy... but.... we were laughing.
Posted by: Romeo13 at February 11, 2022 04:13 PM (oHd/0)

Hah! Good for you!

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Wrecker. Hoarder. Honker. at February 11, 2022 04:15 PM (II3Gr)

382 I can't remember if it was Thomas Sowell or William Raspberry who kept pointing out years and years ago that it was the bottom half of the GPA pile that all seemed to land in education degrees.
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This is about me, isn't it?

Posted by: DR. Jill, The Whore at February 11, 2022 04:15 PM (IytoW)

383 Posted by: ... at February 11, 2022 04:13 PM (dscaa)

Do you know the old adage about wrestling with a pig?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 11, 2022 04:16 PM (XIJ/X)

384 363 Ellen Degeneres broke her adoption contract and gave the dog away relatively shortly after she got it. She is not a good person.
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at February 1

I know another movie star that I won't name that is giving away her dog, chocolate lab puppy because it chewed her things. I don't understand that.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 11, 2022 04:16 PM (0Cl6X)

385 368 Townhall.com
@townhallcom
Jen Psaki discusses Joe Biden's efforts to work with Justin Trudeau to shut down Canadian truckers, claiming that protestors are having "significant direct impacts on citizens' lives and livelihoods."

Because it's only ok when GOVERNMENT does it.

Fuckers. DIAF.
Posted by: Baroke Owebama at February 11, 2022 04:14 PM (Zz0t1)

Whatever consequences the Freedom Convoy has on my life is a small price to pay. Fuck Psaki, Fuck Trudeau, Fuck Joe Biden.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 11, 2022 04:16 PM (KbCG3)

386 Well, the Saga of Chekov is not over. Miss Linda tells me he's walking more around my place -- slowly, not like he was 6 months ago, but walking and not stumbling. It'll be horrible placing him in his carrier tomorrow, it hurts him to be lifted, but maybe, just maybe, the vet can still pull him back from the brink far enough that he can enjoy his life for a while.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 11, 2022 04:16 PM (txdEq)

387 It's hard for me to believe that Putin would actually invade Ukraine, there's just no sense in it, and no need for him to take a risk that big. But who knows, I don't have any crystal ball. To me it's like a fight between two crime families, I don't see why I need to pick a side or help one over the other.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 11, 2022 04:16 PM (trdmm)

388 We had a black cat and he left us for the neighbors.

Posted by: fd at February 11, 2022 04:16 PM (vrz2I)

389 Well, I'm late, but OF COURSE the mental health "professional" is a fatty. OF COURSE she is.

Because EVERYONE in the world needs to suffer to protect her fat ass from the disease that singles out the fatties for culling.

Pick up a carrot? No, she's gonna shove a mask on those kids' faces.

Posted by: Formerly Virginia at February 11, 2022 04:16 PM (N1tpc)

390 Jen Psaki discusses Joe Biden's efforts to work with Justin Trudeau to shut down Canadian truckers


Joe Bidet, friend of the worker.

Posted by: Archer at February 11, 2022 04:17 PM (gmo/4)

391 Joe fought the COB
And the COB won
Joe fought the COB
And the COB won

---------------
Hopefully swallowing gasoline and locking oneself in the trunk of a car is not involved.

Posted by: whig at February 11, 2022 04:17 PM (Iq9dF)

392
I work in pharmacy. A year ago we did not dispense ONE capsule of tamiflu. This year we had a major rush and then it tapered off.
Posted by: thathalfrican


Interesting.

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at February 11, 2022 04:17 PM (JtT4O)

393 I have inflammatory opinions, I enjoy mixing it up from time to time, and I don't think a discussion group should always be in placid lockstep... but reading the room is an important thing.

Posted by: ... at February 11, 2022 04:17 PM (dscaa)

394 My son who is 20 has reverted to watching Bubble Guppies and other shows for young children. Tremendous time and love and money for therapies all effectively wasted.

Posted by: Ted Torgerson at February 11, 2022 04:17 PM (E5emk)

395 Dems just want the next generation to be as retarded as they are.

Posted by: wth at February 11, 2022 04:17 PM (v0R5T)

396 It's just as well we have plenty of cats. That one was found behind a dumpster.

Posted by: fd at February 11, 2022 04:17 PM (vrz2I)

397
Do you know the old adage about wrestling with a pig?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 11, 2022 04:16 PM (XIJ/X)



Mess with the pig, get balls in your face covered in shit.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at February 11, 2022 04:17 PM (Zz0t1)

398 Loudoun still has some way to go.

In November, Terry McAuliffe won the county by 10 points.

So they can vote like Thulsa Doom or whatever and still get skunked.

Posted by: blaster at February 11, 2022 04:17 PM (9otr5)

399 361 If the idiots in D.C. tried to re-instate the draft now, all you'd have to do to get out of it would be to refuse to take the Wuhan jab.
Posted by: Archer at February 11, 2022 04:14 PM (gmo/4)

Would not matter, less than about 20% of kids today would meet the physical standards.

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 11, 2022 04:18 PM (oHd/0)

400 The shelters here used to put a hold on any black cat adoptions during October. They don't do that any more. No doubt they discovered by November 15 they were hip-deep in black cats.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 11, 2022
*
Black cats are some of the best cats to have. I've had several. They always have very outgoing personalities.
Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at February 11, 2022


***
Yes; the most easygoing and adaptable, maybe even the smartest. The two late cats I'd most like to have back were both black longhairs.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 11, 2022 04:18 PM (txdEq)

401 388 We had a black cat and he left us for the neighbors.
Posted by: fd

Maybe they were a coven in need of a familiar

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at February 11, 2022 04:18 PM (lCui1)

402 Well, the Saga of Chekov is not over. Miss Linda tells me he's walking more around my place -- slowly, not like he was 6 months ago, but walking and not stumbling. It'll be horrible placing him in his carrier tomorrow, it hurts him to be lifted, but maybe, just maybe, the vet can still pull him back from the brink far enough that he can enjoy his life for a while.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 11, 2022 04:16 PM (txdEq)


Fingers crossed, Wolfus.

Posted by: Jordan61 at February 11, 2022 04:18 PM (Ez6QX)

403 Re: Anderson Cooper

Has anyone else noticed his curious absence in all the public wailing and struggle sessions over Zuckers' ouster? Apparently, he was not a fan.

Posted by: Ktgreat at February 11, 2022 04:18 PM (AD3JT)

404 I'm not gonna change your opinion, fine. But that is all it is. And I think there's a line where such an opinion is less just an opinion, and more an attempt to inflame people that may not have the total freedom of choice you are suggesting they do.
Posted by: ... at February 11, 2022 04:13 PM (dscaa)

___

My opinion is stay if you want to, but then stop bitching about where you are. Or go somewhere better. But what everyone seems to do is option 3, stay and then complain endlessly about how bad things are. You seem very bothered when someone points this out.

This is something that happens all the time. People stay in shitty situations for years and years when they could easily put an end to that situation. Where they live, their job, their wife/husband. All sorts of things that keep them miserable for decades they could end that misery. But looking for a new job is hard. So is getting divorced. And so is picking up and moving somewhere new. It's easier to make excuses about what it's not possible.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at February 11, 2022 04:18 PM (OalnH)

405 Do you know the old adage about wrestling with a pig?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 11, 2022 04:16 PM (XIJ/X)

I will reluctantly roger that.

Posted by: ... at February 11, 2022 04:18 PM (dscaa)

406 Wife asked why that is. I told her it's because kids grew up with never getting their asses whipped in school because of zero tolerance. They've never known an ass whooping.
Posted by: rickb223

Every man should win a fight and lose a fight badly before age 13.

Posted by: The Old Ways at February 11, 2022 04:18 PM (R4Smv)

407 Black cats are some of the best cats to have. I've had several. They always have very outgoing personalities.
Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at February 11, 2022 04:15 PM (Fs5vw)
++++
The orange tabby personality is the best cat personality.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 11, 2022 04:18 PM (DU+/6)

408
I lost the hearing in my left ear in the space of a half hour. One minute I was mowing the yard, the next I was staggering around and vomiting. I called Her Majesty on the phone and realized I couldn't hear anything but a buzzing on that side.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 11, 2022 04:18 PM (/U27+)

409 368 Townhall.com
@townhallcom
Jen Psaki discusses Joe Biden's efforts to work with Justin Trudeau to shut down Canadian truckers, claiming that protestors are having "significant direct impacts on citizens' lives and livelihoods."

Because it's only ok when GOVERNMENT does it.

Fuckers. DIAF.
Posted by: Baroke Owebama at February 11, 2022 04:14 PM (Zz0t1)


I heard all those truckers were just carry treadmills. What's the big deal?

Posted by: Wally at February 11, 2022 04:18 PM (FJYfm)

410 386 Well, the Saga of Chekov is not over. Miss Linda tells me he's walking more around my place -- slowly, not like he was 6 months ago, but walking and not stumbling. It'll be horrible placing him in his carrier tomorrow, it hurts him to be lifted, but maybe, just maybe, the vet can still pull him back from the brink far enough that he can enjoy his life for a while.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius
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If he has a tooth infection, they make antibiotic paste for cats.

Posted by: whig at February 11, 2022 04:18 PM (Iq9dF)

411 Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at February 11, 2022 04:14 PM (OalnH)

Let them eat cake.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at February 11, 2022 04:18 PM (YglAn)

412 Thank you, Cicero and Insomniac, for clarifying the origin of that spazoid phrase. Yeesh!

Posted by: JQ at February 11, 2022 04:18 PM (dB4Iz)

413 I will reluctantly roger that.
Posted by: ... at February 11, 2022 04:18 PM (dscaa)

The pig? Eewwwww.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Wrecker. Hoarder. Honker. at February 11, 2022 04:18 PM (II3Gr)

414 Children Are Facing Learning and Speech Delays Due to Being Masked for Two Years
.......

So what's Joey Fingerbang's excuse?

Posted by: wth at February 11, 2022 04:19 PM (v0R5T)

415 I always see some cat or another up for adoption on fb

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at February 11, 2022 04:19 PM (lCui1)

416 Pansy! Pansy! Na na na na pansy!

Posted by: Loudon hypocrite bitch bully at February 11, 2022 04:19 PM (n/szn)

417 368 Townhall.com
@townhallcom
Jen Psaki discusses Joe Biden's efforts to work with Justin Trudeau to shut down Canadian truckers, claiming that protestors are having "significant direct impacts on citizens' lives and livelihoods."

Because it's only ok when GOVERNMENT does it."

The obvious counterargument we should all be making constantly - YOU'RE TRYING TO SHUT DOWN PEACEFUL PROTESTS JUST TO PROTECT CORPORATE PROFIT MARGINS!

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 11, 2022 04:19 PM (trdmm)

418 I still have my MSHA SCBA mask from a few years back. Employers, nobody, has ever offered me a live tank.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 11, 2022 04:19 PM (dA9eR)

419 Obviously, this has two major issues. First, nobody's mask sits on their face that tightly. Second, they're ASSUMING droplets of a certain size are needed. Has THAT been rigorously tested?
Posted by: bonhomme


That's what makes those blue paper chin diapers so funny. More air is going through the sides than the fabric itself. The 3M N95 and especially N100 do fit snuggly around the face. They don't fold flat and are pre-formed to create a seal. The N100 has instructions for fitting the mask, and there's a separate flexible seal that runs all the way around. Of course, nobody would let me wear one of these because of the exhausts flap.

So - I can't actually have protection is what you're saying. Or in other words, submit, but not that much.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at February 11, 2022 04:19 PM (wAnMi)

420 Your children are the most precious thing you will ever have. How could you allow this to happen to them? And parents are allowing it to happen.
Posted by: Megthered at February 11, 2022 04:13 PM (a+Sjn)


Long after this bullshit is over and the crappy schools long forgotten, you'll still have your kids. It's up to you to make them into the kind of people they should be.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 11, 2022 04:19 PM (1fHj1)

421 So, Leftists are raising dumb kids who can barely communicate and will be terrified of human contact for the rest of their lives.

That's gonna be an interesting future.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, laughing with Mel Brooks at February 11, 2022 04:20 PM (LvTSG)

422 412 Thank you, Cicero and Insomniac, for clarifying the origin of that spazoid phrase. Yeesh!
Posted by: JQ at February 11, 2022 04:18 PM (dB4Iz)

I don't care for it either, even if it is a trade standard.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Wrecker. Hoarder. Honker. at February 11, 2022 04:20 PM (II3Gr)

423 Wife asked why that is. I told her it's because kids grew up with never getting their asses whipped in school because of zero tolerance. They've never known an ass whooping.
Posted by: rickb223


Dad used to say that anyone who didn't get his ass kicked as a kid would definitely earn an ass kicking as an adult.

Posted by: Wally at February 11, 2022 04:20 PM (FJYfm)

424 The orange tabby personality is the best cat personality.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 11, 2022 04:18 PM (DU+/6)

I've got a brown tabby. When I first saw him, I thought he was a rarity, now I see them everywhere.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 11, 2022 04:20 PM (Y5qcH)

425 I lost the hearing in my left ear in the space of a half hour. One minute I was mowing the yard, the next I was staggering around and vomiting. I called Her Majesty on the phone and realized I couldn't hear anything but a buzzing on that side.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 11, 2022 04:18 PM (/U27+)

You blew a fuse. Stick a penny in it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 11, 2022 04:20 PM (trdmm)

426 Would not matter, less than about 20% of kids today would meet the physical standards.

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 11, 2022 04:18 PM (oHd/0)


I know you're fat, Pvt. Pyle, but are you going to tell me that you can't do one pull up?


Posted by: Archer at February 11, 2022 04:20 PM (gmo/4)

427 The pig? Eewwwww.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Wrecker. Hoarder. Honker. at February 11, 2022 04:18 PM (II3Gr)

That was on a tee wasn't it.

Posted by: ... at February 11, 2022 04:20 PM (dscaa)

428 For a long time I've thought of masks being as much about people wanting to sport "gear" as virtue signaling.

Purposeless, low-achieving people feel more capable and engaged when sporting some "gear" that makes it look like they're engaged in some exciting, specialized activity e.g. sunglasses dangling on croakies, wearing a holster or a cool back pack. Or a fatass, weekend warrior cyclist who has to wear fluorescent polypropylene tights and dick-shaped helmets to cruise around the block.

Because it's "gear." Like Slow Joe wearing his mask off one ear like he's a smoke jumper who just deployed out of a helicopter, taking a quick breather while his "gear" dangles off an ear.

I do think that for some the masks are about the virtue signaling. But for lots of others I think it has more to do with their need for tokens of meaning and accomplishment to compensate for their vacuuous, meaningless lives.

Posted by: Zek at February 11, 2022 04:20 PM (lcQJG)

429 Mess with the pig, get balls in your face covered in shit.
Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at February 11, 2022 04:17 PM (Zz0t1)

Sign me up!

Posted by: Mayo Pete at February 11, 2022 04:20 PM (v0R5T)

430 The orange tabby personality is the best cat personality.
Posted by: Joe Mannix


*fist bump

Posted by: rickb223 at February 11, 2022 04:20 PM (Hica+)

431 Do you know the old adage about wrestling with a pig?



==

Yes ! When you wrestle with a pig , it's still a pig !

Posted by: runner at February 11, 2022 04:20 PM (V13WU)

432 Acoustician here... can confirm that lip-reading is critical during formative/developmental years. It is not until well into one's 20's, after the brain has fully developed, that humans can fully interpret conversational speech with only partial/missing information. At that stage our brains are able to "fill in the gaps."

This "filling in" is not possible for young children and teenagers. Not being able to see peoples' mouths while they speak in a classroom is, in my opinion, tantamount to child abuse.

And this is not some new-fangled information. I learned this in college in the late 90's. The government knows exactly what it's doing with these mask mandates... creating a generation of intellectual delinquents. I'm truly amazed nobody has been strung up from a lamppost yet.

Posted by: Ken Kanniff at February 11, 2022 04:20 PM (H+rxO)

433 Would not matter, less than about 20% of kids today would meet the physical standards.

Posted by: Romeo13
___

Also, not being able to pass the ASVAB or a drug test.

Posted by: SMH at God's grace at February 11, 2022 04:21 PM (ZoeSo)

434 Long after this bullshit is over and the crappy schools long forgotten, you'll still have your kids. It's up to you to make them into the kind of people they should be.
Posted by: Diogenes at February 11, 2022 04:19 PM (1fHj1

Heh. Hah hah hah! HAAAA HAHAHAHAHAAAA HAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA!!!

Posted by: Divorce court at February 11, 2022 04:21 PM (II3Gr)

435 408
I lost the hearing in my left ear in the space of a half hour. One minute I was mowing the yard, the next I was staggering around and vomiting. I called Her Majesty on the phone and realized I couldn't hear anything but a buzzing on that side.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh
--------------
The inner ear definitely affects balance and hearing. Have both issues due to another medical problem.

Posted by: whig at February 11, 2022 04:21 PM (Iq9dF)

436 I think the most that will happen will be some drone strikes against Russian positions. The American political class wants boots on the ground, but they know it's politically killer. So, Biden will use the situation to get half a news cycle of "tough guy" stories that will be swamped by new inflation news.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, laughing with Mel Brooks at February 11, 2022 04:13 PM (LvTSG)

But that's not all that will happen b/c umm, if I'm Russia and I get attacked, it's on b/c I know my people have more will than theirs do b/c they just got attacked...

Posted by: Nova local at February 11, 2022 04:22 PM (exHjb)

437 Prayers for Chekov.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 11, 2022 04:22 PM (Hica+)

438 Wtf is BB autocucumber?

I was kinda wondering that myself.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at February 11, 2022 04:22 PM (SchxB)

439 The orange tabby personality is the best cat personality.
___

This^

Noni is such a lovable cat.
He also loves to eat, like a lot of orange tabbies.

Posted by: SMH at God's grace at February 11, 2022 04:22 PM (ZoeSo)

440 Has it already been coined or can we be first to call the Canadian truckers drivers the Honk Heard Round the World?

Posted by: Zek at February 11, 2022 04:22 PM (lcQJG)

441 Gee, and no one thought to ask Jen if she thought the same thing about BLMAntifa burning innocent people out of their homes and their businesses?

I want to know if Psaki actually believes the crap she spews.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/)) at February 11, 2022 04:22 PM (5pTK/)

442 And I think there's a line where such an opinion is less just an opinion, and more an attempt to inflame people that may not have the total freedom of choice you are suggesting they do.

I'm a big "vote with your feet" guy, and I generally have no shits to give regarding what happens in blue enclaves.

OTOH - although I don't have sentimentality for dirt - I kinda' wish I could at least experience it one time. Those with an affinity of being "from" somewhere truly see things differently. I'm positive I see things much more clearly. I'm equally positive they're happier.

Posted by: Cause and Effect at February 11, 2022 04:22 PM (oUkrT)

443 That was on a tee wasn't it.
Posted by: ... at February 11, 2022 04:20 PM (dscaa)

Yeah, kinda was.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Wrecker. Hoarder. Honker. at February 11, 2022 04:23 PM (II3Gr)

444 So - I can't actually have protection is what you're saying. Or in other words, submit, but not that much.
Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at February 11, 2022 04:19 PM (wAnMi)

Yeah, the one I liked was the guy in the mask, outside when it was cold, and you could see the 'steam' of his breath coming out.

And the statement, you do know that the water droplets you see, are LARGER then the virus?

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 11, 2022 04:23 PM (oHd/0)

445 Has anyone else noticed his curious absence in all the public wailing and struggle sessions over Zuckers' ouster? Apparently, he was not a fan.
Posted by: Ktgreat

And...he's independently wealthy, too.

He really doesn't need that CNN gig.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative...Living on the Prison Planet at February 11, 2022 04:23 PM (vcOmj)

446 436 But that's not all that will happen b/c umm, if I'm Russia and I get attacked, it's on b/c I know my people have more will than theirs do b/c they just got attacked...
Posted by: Nova local at February 11, 2022 04:22 PM (exHjb)

==========

Meh. Trump bombed the shit out of Russian troops and it never led to war.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, laughing with Mel Brooks at February 11, 2022 04:23 PM (LvTSG)

447 407 Black cats are some of the best cats to have. I've had several. They always have very outgoing personalities.
Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at February 11, 2022 04:15 PM (Fs5vw)
++++
The orange tabby personality is the best cat personality.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) a

You guys need to meet a bengal cat. Or an Abyssinian. They are dog like, kind of.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 11, 2022 04:23 PM (0Cl6X)

448 Acoustician here... can confirm that lip-reading is critical during formative/developmental years. It is not until well into one's 20's, after the brain has fully developed, that humans can fully interpret conversational speech with only partial/missing information. At that stage our brains are able to "fill in the gaps."

This "filling in" is not possible for young children and teenagers. ...
Posted by: Ken Kanniff at February 11, 2022 04:20 PM (H+rxO)
++++
Question. Given the number of kids (and me, when I was a kid) who seem to speak and understand just fine over the telephone, how does that jibe? I'm not talking about really little kids, but 10+ year-old kids seem to handle the phone perfectly well. Is it a duration thing or an "I know this is an exception to how normal things work and so I can handle it on those terms" things or something else? Because teenagers especially seem to be able to do that "filling in" or else they wouldn't talk on the phone like they do.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 11, 2022 04:23 PM (DU+/6)

449 Ken Kanniff thank you! That was really interesting information.

And I agree about the lampposts.

Posted by: Black Orchid at February 11, 2022 04:23 PM (j9HX3)

450 I lost the hearing in my left ear in the space of a half hour. One minute I was mowing the yard, the next I was staggering around and vomiting. I called Her Majesty on the phone and realized I couldn't hear anything but a buzzing on that side.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 11, 2022 04:18 PM (/U27+)

I only lost 25%.
Artillery was involved.
I was pissed.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 11, 2022 04:23 PM (1fHj1)

451 431 Do you know the old adage about wrestling with a pig?

--------
I know what Lyndon Johnson said about a pig and a political opponent but it was not wrestling with it.

Posted by: whig at February 11, 2022 04:24 PM (Iq9dF)

452 423 Wife asked why that is. I told her it's because kids grew up with never getting their asses whipped in school because of zero tolerance. They've never known an ass whooping.
Posted by: rickb223

Dad used to say that anyone who didn't get his ass kicked as a kid would definitely earn an ass kicking as an adult. Posted by: Wally at February 11, 2022 04:20 PM (FJYfm)

I had a rowdy buddy in my early 20's who used to like to get in barfights. He said he finally realized what a bad idea that was when he was laying on the ground in a bar parking lot and trying to roll under a tall pick up truck, and all he could see was this big pair of cowboy boots that wanted to kick his head in.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 11, 2022 04:24 PM (trdmm)

453 Thx Ken Kaniff, will pass that info to wife.

Posted by: whig at February 11, 2022 04:24 PM (Iq9dF)

454 438 Wtf is BB autocucumber?

I was kinda wondering that myself.
Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at February 11, 2022 04:22 PM (SchxB)

Clearly its a reference to YOUR (Blanco Basura!) illegal Assault Cucumber! Fully auto IS against the law!

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 11, 2022 04:24 PM (oHd/0)

455 Also, not being able to pass the ASVAB or a drug test.
Posted by: SMH at God's grace at February 11, 2022 04:21 PM (ZoeSo)
++++
It is borderline impossible to fail the ASVAB because you *can't* pass it. I strongly suspect that a whole lot of people who "fail" the ASVAB did it on purpose. That was *not* a difficult test when I took it (early aughts).

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 11, 2022 04:24 PM (DU+/6)

456 430 The orange tabby personality is the best cat personality.
Posted by: Joe Mannix

Any color tabbies are cool too. Especially long-hair tabby tomcats. Never met one that wasn't a furry bundle of affection.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at February 11, 2022 04:25 PM (Fs5vw)

457 Posted by: Ken Kanniff at February 11, 2022 04:20 PM (H+rxO)


Great comment.

Posted by: grammie winger at February 11, 2022 04:25 PM (45fpk)

458 You guys need to meet a bengal cat. Or an Abyssinian. They are dog like, kind of.


can confirm!

love my Bengal boy

Posted by: Black Orchid at February 11, 2022 04:25 PM (j9HX3)

459
And this is not some new-fangled information. I learned this in college in the late 90's. The government knows exactly what it's doing with these mask mandates... creating a generation of intellectual delinquents. I'm truly amazed nobody has been strung up from a lamppost yet.
Posted by: Ken Kanniff at February 11, 2022 04:20 PM (H+rxO)

I knew this on some level without knowing why, thank you for explaining.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 11, 2022 04:25 PM (0Cl6X)

460 I have brother and sister kittehs. The male is a gray tabby and the female pure white. Their mother was a slut.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at February 11, 2022 04:25 PM (W3ofY)

461 Clearly its a reference to YOUR (Blanco Basura!) illegal Assault Cucumber! Fully auto IS against the law!

It's a pre-ban salad shooter.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at February 11, 2022 04:25 PM (SchxB)

462 Wife asked why that is. I told her it's because kids grew up with never getting their asses whipped in school because of zero tolerance. They've never known an ass whooping.
Posted by: rickb223


I went to a 98% black jr. high. When MLK was shot in 1968, the school had a riot. I fought off 6 black kids all at once but eventually lost. Ass whooping

We moved out to the country later that same year.

Posted by: Archer at February 11, 2022 04:25 PM (gmo/4)

463 Meh. Trump bombed the shit out of Russian troops and it never led to war.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, laughing with Mel Brooks at February 11, 2022 04:23 PM (LvTSG)

Those troops weren't in Russia...

Posted by: Nova local at February 11, 2022 04:26 PM (exHjb)

464
can confirm!

love my Bengal boy
Posted by: Black Orchid at Febru

Oh that's right, you have a male. I have girls. The boys are really cool and look macho. Smartest cats ever.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 11, 2022 04:26 PM (0Cl6X)

465 It's a pre-ban salad shooter.
Posted by: Blanco Basura

Does it have the thing that goes up?

Posted by: Tonypete at February 11, 2022 04:26 PM (mD/uy)

466 Any color tabbies are cool too. Especially long-hair tabby tomcats. Never met one that wasn't a furry bundle of affection.
Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at February 11, 2022 04:25 PM (Fs5vw)

If you look at the cat they think domestic cats came from, the African wild cat, it's a brown tabby. So tabby's are probably close to the original cats.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 11, 2022 04:27 PM (UuD2k)

467 Posted by: Archer at February 11, 2022 04:25 PM (gmo/4)

Good Lord. I would like to think cooler heads would prevail.....sorry. What a fucked up situation to be in.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at February 11, 2022 04:27 PM (YglAn)

468 461 Clearly its a reference to YOUR (Blanco Basura!) illegal Assault Cucumber! Fully auto IS against the law!

It's a pre-ban salad shooter.
Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at February 11, 2022 04:25 PM (SchxB)

Yeah, sure, you probably bought it using the Garden show loophole!

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 11, 2022 04:27 PM (oHd/0)

469 ___

Also, not being able to pass the ASVAB or a drug test.
Posted by: SMH at God's grace at February 11, 2022 04:21 PM (ZoeSo)



In talking to a couple Marine recruiters last month, it's STAGGERING to me that ANYONE that's not actually mentally retarded would fail the ASVAB.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at February 11, 2022 04:27 PM (Zz0t1)

470 Does it have the thing that goes up?

How else would you aim it?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at February 11, 2022 04:27 PM (SchxB)

471 Meh. Trump bombed the shit out of Russian troops and it never led to war.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, laughing with Mel Brooks

Those troops weren't in Russia...
Posted by: Nova local

Don't stop him, he's rolling.

Yeah, they were supposed to be Russian "mercenaries" serving in Syria. Not really Russian regulars.
Really.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative...Living on the Prison Planet at February 11, 2022 04:28 PM (vcOmj)

472
Any color tabbies are cool too. Especially long-hair tabby tomcats. Never met one that wasn't a furry bundle of affection.
Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at February 11, 2022 04:25 PM (Fs5vw)

The barn cat that lives indoors is a short hair tabby cat named Carlos. One of The other cat I feed that I've been trying to tame is a huge fluffy grey tabby. His name is fluffy Carlos.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 11, 2022 04:28 PM (0Cl6X)

473 Three hundred and fifty million people are compelled to bow and scrape, in utterly servile self-abasement... by a bunch of fat, bitchy wine pigs like Katrina Cole.

This is one of the strangest developments in world history.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 11, 2022 04:28 PM (CARG2)

474 It is borderline impossible to fail the ASVAB because you *can't* pass it. I strongly suspect that a whole lot of people who "fail" the ASVAB did it on purpose. That was *not* a difficult test when I took it (early aughts).
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 11, 2022 04:24 PM (DU+/6)


ASVAB is not so much a pass fail as a measure of trainability across a variety of skill sets. The overall measure is the GT score which is NOT a measure of IQ, but an indicator of the ability to learn. Higher usually means better at learning. But the other scores are important too. A generator mechanic may have some great scores that an electronics technician will not have.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 11, 2022 04:28 PM (1fHj1)

475 "I told her it's because kids grew up with never getting their asses whipped in school because of zero tolerance. They've never known an ass whooping."

In my HS I can't remember any fights. I guess there must have been some, but none were memorable. I've never been in a fight myself.

We were lovers not fighters, man.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at February 11, 2022 04:28 PM (OalnH)

476 I know this'll be stomped.
Cat #1. Seal point Siamese. Found as a young cat in the front flower bed. Before we could catch her, along comes babies 2 - 6.
Move to the country and cats 7, 8 & kitten 9 show up.
Cats 1, 7 & 8 will be outside mousers. 2 - 6 & 9 will be indoor. All fixed. 6 females, 3 males.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 11, 2022 04:29 PM (Hica+)

477 Posted by: Archer at February 11, 2022 04:25 PM (gmo/4)

Good Lord. I would like to think cooler heads would prevail.....sorry. What a fucked up situation to be in.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at February 11, 2022 04:27 PM (YglAn)

No biggy. I lived.

I had a fight because I was the new kid from the city in the 100% white school in the country the first week I was there. Those kids learned I wasn't a push over either. It all worked out in the end.

Posted by: Archer at February 11, 2022 04:29 PM (gmo/4)

478 Posted by: Tom Servo at February 11, 2022 04:24 PM (trdmm)

That was a Friday night tradition in South Louisiana for many. I was not one of them but anytime you accidentally bumped shoulders chances are you had to fight or back down like a pussy. I'm not a pussy so I've had an ass kicking or two.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at February 11, 2022 04:29 PM (W3ofY)

479 Nood.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at February 11, 2022 04:30 PM (khAeP)

480 I know this'll be stomped.
Cat #1. Seal point Siamese. Found as a young cat in the front flower bed. Before we could catch her, along comes babies 2 - 6.
Move to the country and cats 7, 8 & kitten 9 show up.
Cats 1, 7 & 8 will be outside mousers. 2 - 6 & 9 will be indoor. All fixed. 6 females, 3 males.
Posted by: rickb223 at February 11, 2022 04:29 PM (Hica+)



Now my eyes are watering and I'm sneezing my ass off......

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at February 11, 2022 04:30 PM (Zz0t1)

481 I see both sides. It feels intrusive and offensive

I agree with this too.

I don't know that there's a good solution. I've seen people do some remarkably bad things to pets. People who should know better.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at February 11, 2022 04:30 PM (KFhLj)

482 It's a pre-ban salad shooter.
Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at February 11, 2022 04:25 PM (SchxB)

Yeah, sure, you probably bought it using the Garden show loophole!


What can I say? I hate filling out forms.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at February 11, 2022 04:30 PM (SchxB)

483 ASVAB is not so much a pass fail as a measure of trainability across a variety of skill sets. The overall measure is the GT score which is NOT a measure of IQ, but an indicator of the ability to learn. Higher usually means better at learning. But the other scores are important too. A generator mechanic may have some great scores that an electronics technician will not have.
Posted by: Diogenes at February 11, 2022 04:28 PM (1fHj1)
++++
Right, but at some threshold the assessment gets to be, "I can't do anything with you." To score at that level, you're either actually retarded or you wanted to blow the exam.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 11, 2022 04:30 PM (DU+/6)

484 434 Long after this bullshit is over and the crappy schools long forgotten, you'll still have your kids. It's up to you to make them into the kind of people they should be.
Posted by: Diogenes at February 11, 2022 04:19 PM (1fHj1

Old Preacher's joke: There was this young preacher, and when he and his wife started having kids, he had this sermon he liked to give which he called "7 Sure Fire ways to raise Great Kids!" Well time went on, and by the time the kids were in high school it had changed to "5 really good ideas on raising your children"

Finally, when they were grown and he had gotten old, it changed again, this time to "3 things that may or may not work with your kids."

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 11, 2022 04:30 PM (trdmm)

485 Oh that's right, you have a male. I have girls. The boys are really cool and look macho. Smartest cats ever.


Hi CaliGirl!

Tangentially, I ended up getting a Bengal from a breeder b/c no rescues would let me adopt a cat - because I hadn't had a cat in a while/didn't currently have a cat/have a dog.

This little guy bosses my dog around all day long lol. They are best buds. I could (would?) get a second Bengal but the poor dog tho. it would be a lot for her lol.

Posted by: Black Orchid at February 11, 2022 04:31 PM (j9HX3)

486 I'm giving NPR a yellow thumbs up. Just because.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at February 11, 2022 04:31 PM (PiwSw)

487 In talking to a couple Marine recruiters last month, it's STAGGERING to me that ANYONE that's not actually mentally retarded would fail the ASVAB.
Posted by: Sponge

My son was paired with a recruit at O'Hare with the sole purpose of helping him get on the bus to Great Lakes. The recruit was so low on the scale he was immediately ID'd by the RDCs and pulled out of line and was never seen again.

Josh said he was certain the poor kid had some sort of serious mental deficiency.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 11, 2022 04:32 PM (mD/uy)

488 Josh said he was certain the poor kid had some sort of serious mental deficiency.
Posted by: Tonypete at February 11, 2022 04:32 PM (mD/uy)


That's just great. Now what are we going to do when President Chelsea needs a SecDef in 2034?

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at February 11, 2022 04:34 PM (PiwSw)

489 The orange tabby personality is the best cat personality.
___
This^

Noni is such a lovable cat.
He also loves to eat, like a lot of orange tabbies.
Posted by: SMH at God's grace at February 11, 2022


***
The big red tabby-with-white I adopted in 1983 and lived with until '99 was like that. He could be difficult, but he was my cat and I was his human, no question.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 11, 2022 04:34 PM (txdEq)

490 Right, but at some threshold the assessment gets to be, "I can't do anything with you." To score at that level, you're either actually retarded or you wanted to blow the exam.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 11, 2022 04:30 PM (DU+/6)

Correct.
That's why every job in the military (military occupational specialities) have minimum scores. Fall below that and you don't get in.
You can deliberately fail and in an all volunteer course, fine. Why even take the test. But in a draft, harder to hide it.
PS
If any of you have kids/grandkids thinking military, tell them to take the ASVABin high school. It is easier. Better scores means more job opportunities.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 11, 2022 04:35 PM (1fHj1)

491
This little guy bosses my dog around all day long lol. They are best buds. I could (would?) get a second Bengal but the poor dog tho. it would be a lot for her lol.
Posted by: Black Orchid at February 11, 2022 04:31 PM (j9HX3)

Poor dog is right if you were to get another one. If I remember yours is still young. Mine is 13 and she's still a pistol but not as crazy as when they were young. I had a second one but she had cancer and we put her down a few years ago.
It's good your cat has a playmate in your dog. They are the busiest cats I've ever seen.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 11, 2022 04:35 PM (0Cl6X)

492 We didn't look for fights in my school. But when someone from another town came in picking one, everyone chipped in a few punches.

And we expected fights when we rolled into their towns too.

A lot of bruise, black eyes, and blood for everyone.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at February 11, 2022 04:38 PM (Fs5vw)

493 Meanwhile, Trudeau just keeps escalating the rhetoric. I think this weekend is gonna be lit.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 11, 2022 04:43 PM (trdmm)

494 Would not matter, less than about 20% of kids today would meet the physical standards.
------
They cut every sport in gym class around here except basketball many years ago. We had all sports and had to pass a test in each to graduate. Kennedy had a fitness program for kids schools adapted. Everyone was skeeny and Italian moms loved it.

Posted by: dartist at February 11, 2022 04:47 PM (+ya+t)

495 100% Correct. GO TO YOUR SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS.

You DO NOT HAVE TO BE A PARENT. In fact, it is probably better if you are not a parent. You are paying for these schools.

We need to make their lives a living hell unless and until they shape up. If they all quit, so much the better.

These people hate children. They are evil.

Posted by: jocon307 at February 11, 2022 05:08 PM (HYa+m)

496 Question. Given the number of kids (and me, when I was a kid) who seem to speak and understand just fine over the telephone, how does that jibe?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 11, 2022 04:23 PM
+++

Good question! And I don't have a firm/concrete answer on this, but I'm guessing it has to do with the singular-focus setting of a kid on phone call. Classrooms, by comparison, are filled with a multitude of stimuli, from physical/hand motions of the teacher, chalk board instruction, note taking, other/student distractions, and let's be frank, just plain old child boredom.

A kid on a phone call is probably 100% focused on the phone call... a kid in a classroom is, well, you get the idea.

Posted by: Ken Kanniff at February 11, 2022 05:30 PM (H+rxO)

497 Katrina Cole-

if anyone deserves to be cancelled its her.

we need to start applying the same rules progressives applaud to morons like this

Posted by: 88austin at February 11, 2022 05:53 PM (Xe3Ry)

498 I live in the same school district in Naperville as that dad. My youngest is a senior at the hs his daughter will go to. I understand him completely. This is an almost over resourced district, but none of that matters when every kid has fallen through the cracks. My son isn't bullied like his daughter and Naperville is full of bullies, but once they went back this year, my son, who loved going to school, played sports, was in band, has to sit in his car and convince himself to walk in. Sometimes he throws up. It sucks and we do our best for him and the school helps, but you can't go home again, District 203. And everyone voted for the same assholes on that board this year. Why? Hopefully, this will open some eyes. And Pritzker still won't relent. Make it make sense!

Posted by: fergiebee at February 11, 2022 06:42 PM (afTqa)

499 Deb is a cat lady, defined as "kicks me out of the car" whenever she sees something moving in the parking lot. We currently feed three colonies in town and 14 at home. The ones that want to be housecats let us know and live good lives.

Posted by: Richard Sean McEnroe at February 11, 2022 06:50 PM (RNuBu)

500 AOC?

She's the one we feed our excess oats to.

Can't let the oats spoil, after all!

Posted by: Puerto Ricans at February 23, 2022 02:35 PM (zDEs6)

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