LOL: Israel Tricked Hamas Into Taking Refuge In Their Tunnels.
Then They Bombed the Tunnels.

Hundreds of Hamas terrorists die of covid-related airstrikes.

Israel used the media to put out the disinformation that Israel was already invading Hamas-controlled territory.

This caused Hamas to seek the protection of their hidey-holes.

But Israel intended this to happen, because their plan was to bomb the tunnels, once filled with Hamas terrorists.

The Israeli military apparently used a brilliant deceptive maneuver to take out Hamas's terrorist fighting force and underground tunnels -- in a single blow.


In what could only be described as killing two birds with one stone, the Israel Defense Forces on Thursday night told news reporters that the Israeli ground forces were on their way to Hamas-held Gaza.

The news spread quickly through the mainstream media and affiliated social media accounts. Believing an Israeli ground invasion to be imminent, Hamas ordered its terrorist fighters to seek shelter in the tunnel network dug up under the Gaza city.

What followed the Hamas mobilization was a massive wave of Israeli airstrikes -- comprising of 160 aircraft -- on the Gaza tunnel network with the jihadi group’s top terror brass sitting underground, right where the IDF wanted them.

The Jerusalem Post seems to imply here that the "foreign press" was all to happy to carry news of Israel's invasion of Hamas-held territory -- because they love depicting Israelis as always attacking peaceful Palestinians.

At midnight, the IDF Spokesperson’s English department tweeted that "IDF air and ground troops are currently attacking in the Gaza Strip." The foreign media jumped at the tweet, interpreting it to mean that Israel was sending ground forces into Gaza, a major escalation in the current operation and a sign that it was far from over.

The media is so predictably, reflexively, robotically anti-semitic that its anti-semitism can be used against them, as well as against the Hamas terrorists the media flacks for.

Thanks to James, Nevergiveup, SMOD and other commenters for alerting the blog to this story.

I would like to associate myself with the remarks of the distinguished Grumpy(9(c) -- "It. Moved."

Update: Bald lunatic Ayanna Pressley blames Hamas' missile attacks on Israelis on... Israel.

And claims that this is just another example of anti-black cops, and black lives not mattering.

Posted by: Ace at 03:30 PM




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1 LOL !!!

Posted by: runner at May 14, 2021 02:30 PM (V13WU)

2 This was genius.

I hope the media never stops trying to undermine Israel so that they can keep doing this.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 02:31 PM (LvTSG)

3 I really want all of this to be true. What a brilliant bit of military intelligence, manipulation, social engineering, and good old-fashioned (new-fashioned?) trolling.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2021 02:31 PM (Jsjd7)

4 I added this:

Hundreds of Hamas terrorists die of covid-related airstrikes.

Posted by: ace at May 14, 2021 02:32 PM (eOTGX)

5
...CIA hackers were actually behind the Colonial Pipeline attack
Posted by: SMOD


Certainly.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at May 14, 2021 02:32 PM (bSMWf)

6 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 02:32 PM (Zz0t1)

7 How come none of the muslham countries are having issues from Covid, by the way?

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 02:32 PM (Zz0t1)

8 I can't LOL. But, in the end, justice is done.

Posted by: Axeman at May 14, 2021 02:32 PM (cI7Oj)

9 Foo gas.

Or if you're Fwench, fougasse.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2021 02:32 PM (OCTRt)

10
I wanna see bodies piled a mile high.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at May 14, 2021 02:33 PM (bSMWf)

11 I added this:

Hundreds of Hamas terrorists die of covid-related airstrikes.
======

Grim milestone.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at May 14, 2021 02:33 PM (IytoW)

12 "All warfare is based on deception....'

Posted by: runner at May 14, 2021 02:33 PM (V13WU)

13 ...except excel at it...

Posted by: runner at May 14, 2021 02:33 PM (V13WU)

14 Dear media.....

UUUUSSEEDDD!!!!!!! LMFAO!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 02:33 PM (Zz0t1)

15 How come none of the Muslim countries are having issues from Covid, by the way?

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 02:32 PM (Zz0t1)
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Same reason that all the police states didn't.

Numbers aren't to be observed, they are to be mastered!

Posted by: Axeman at May 14, 2021 02:33 PM (cI7Oj)

16 12 "All warfare is based on deception....'
Posted by: runner at May 14, 2021 02:33 PM (V13WU)

==========

"Incorrect. All warfare is about telling your enemy exactly what you're going to do, where, and how. Then you get 50% of what the enemy wanted to begin with!"
-The GOPe

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 02:33 PM (LvTSG)

17 Hoisted by their own petard?

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 14, 2021 02:33 PM (EZebt)

18 *chefs kiss*

Sun Tzu would be proud.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at May 14, 2021 02:33 PM (GsoHN)

19 I love this. The media gets used like toilet paper and the shit gets flushed in the tunnels.

Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at May 14, 2021 02:33 PM (URpMy)

20 So do self-hating Jews control the media? So confused.

Also, love that Hamas is getting its intelligence from the nightly news.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at May 14, 2021 02:34 PM (KbCG3)

21 ROCK THE CASBAH ROCK THE CASBAH

Posted by: The Israeli Air Force at May 14, 2021 02:34 PM (DpkTQ)

22 Another happy ending.

Posted by: Gmac - WTF did you think was going to happen? at May 14, 2021 02:34 PM (qZdIZ)

23 I feel the earth move, under my fe.....

Posted by: Jak Sucio at May 14, 2021 02:34 PM (jvt6t)

24 Shifty JOOOOOOOS

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at May 14, 2021 02:34 PM (flINI)

25 Hit the Palis so hard that there is a 3 jump gap in generations.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2021 02:34 PM (OCTRt)

26 Ha. I love the Israelis.

Posted by: Ordinary American at May 14, 2021 02:34 PM (uiux8)

27 Oh, here is another : "Engage people with what they expect; it is what they are able to discern and confirms their projections. It settles them into predictable patterns of response, occupying their minds while you wait for the extraordinary moment - that which they cannot anticipate."

Posted by: runner at May 14, 2021 02:34 PM (V13WU)

28 Has the UN passed a resolution yet against "bombing mostly peaceful freedom fighters who were just trying to protect themselves from the wicked Jews and got killed anyway" yet? Or is that lined up for Saturday?

Posted by: Bete at May 14, 2021 02:34 PM (Ojki1)

29 "Those crafty Jews" I love it.

Posted by: Greg61 at May 14, 2021 02:34 PM (htLsH)

30 How come none of the muslham countries are having issues from Covid, by the way?
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 02:32 PM (Zz0t1)

Because sounding like you're choking on the fluid filling your lungs is also known as "speaking Arabic".

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 14, 2021 02:34 PM (6FeV1)

31 Brilliant. Played the rubes like a conductor.

Posted by: Bosk at May 14, 2021 02:34 PM (SWbVS)

32 Ratshit Tlaib hardest hit.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at May 14, 2021 02:34 PM (IytoW)

33 Tunnel rats go splat.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 14, 2021 02:35 PM (3H9h1)

34 THEY ARE KILLING CHILDREN RAAWWK!

Posted by: Propaganda Parrot at May 14, 2021 02:35 PM (Tnijr)

35 7 How come none of the muslham countries are having issues from Covid, by the way?
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 02:32 PM (Zz0t1)

Because Burkas work you science hater!

Posted by: Karen the Hobo, Boulder CO at May 14, 2021 02:35 PM (Ojki1)

36 Awesome.

Posted by: pookysgirl, listening to the klomps at May 14, 2021 02:35 PM (XKZwp)

37
Hamas terrorists die from COVID angst and massive Joo airstrikes. But mostly from massive Joo airstrikes.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 14, 2021 02:35 PM (n+4am)

38 the efficiency is blowing my mind. please to be moving into your graves. a little to left. perfect.

Posted by: x4 at May 14, 2021 02:35 PM (oA+QO)

39 Now the part I love is "using the media".

The one, true *media* does not spread a foreign nation's disinformation!

Posted by: Axeman at May 14, 2021 02:36 PM (cI7Oj)

40 Too funneh.

Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 02:36 PM (+Vt0n)

41 They should retweet with Attn: Geraldo added.

Posted by: Buzzion at May 14, 2021 02:36 PM (War01)

42 Egyptian guy I know told me that the government there told people COVID wasn't a thing and just basically pretended it didn't exist.
Goolag says Egypt only had 14K covid deaths...so apparently that was a good answer to COVID.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2021 02:36 PM (DpkTQ)

43 White Supremacy?

Posted by: ShainS at May 14, 2021 02:36 PM (yVPr3)

44 Saves on funeral expense. Just start laying the headstones.

Posted by: Bosk at May 14, 2021 02:36 PM (SWbVS)

45 By morning, the press will be full of photos of dead children being dug out of the ground.

The same two staged photos.

Forever and ever.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 14, 2021 02:36 PM (6FeV1)

46 My liberal friends will be, er, crushed.

Posted by: Caliban at May 14, 2021 02:37 PM (HgGBT)

47 Rashida Tlaib and Ilan Omar are not going to be happy.

Posted by: redridinghood at May 14, 2021 02:37 PM (NpAcC)

48 7 How come none of the muslham countries are having issues from Covid, by the way?
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 02:32 PM (Zz0t1)

Maybe they decided to ignore it(sensibly)?

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at May 14, 2021 02:37 PM (z5Vrg)

49 How come none of the muslham countries are having issues from Covid, by the way?
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 02:32 PM (Zz0t1)



Lavender oil on the butthole. You should try it.

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 14, 2021 02:37 PM (Ez6QX)

50 IDF: "We need to wipe out the tunnels Hamas uses, but, aren't quite sure where they all are. Let's put out a press release, advising we're about to roll into Gaza and hit Hamas."

MSM: "Thanks for the info, we'll be sure to let them know you're coming!"

IDF: "Well, that worked better than we thought, I mean, seriously, Hamas didn't think we'd be able to track them as they headed into their bunkers?"

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at May 14, 2021 02:37 PM (2SdPm)

51 34 THEY ARE KILLING CHILDREN RAAWWK!
Posted by: Propaganda Parrot at May 14, 2021 02:35 PM (Tnijr)

We rate this as true be cause everyone is someone's child.

Posted by: Snopes Fact Checkers. at May 14, 2021 02:37 PM (Ojki1)

52 Saves on funeral expense. Just start laying the headstones.
___

Nah, just one headstone.

With FAFO on it.

Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 02:37 PM (+Vt0n)

53 The same two staged photos.
Forever and ever.

I AM TANNED RESTED AND READY

Posted by: Green Helmet Guy at May 14, 2021 02:37 PM (DpkTQ)

54 White Supremacy?
Posted by: ShainS at May 14, 2021 02:36 PM (yVPr3)
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White-Caucasian or White-Northern-European?

Semitic people are Caucasian

Posted by: Axeman at May 14, 2021 02:37 PM (cI7Oj)

55 Posted by: ShainS at May 14, 2021 02:36 PM (yVPr3)

Nah cuz we all know Jews aint white! The real Jews are folks of color!!!

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at May 14, 2021 02:37 PM (GsoHN)

56 Saves on funeral expense. Just start laying the headstones.
Posted by: Bosk


Fuck it. allah knows his own.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2021 02:37 PM (OCTRt)

57
This was a beautiful set up. Israel was even laying in wait to mow the survivors down as they came running out the collapsing tunnels.

Israel had a very good day of killing jihad jockies.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 14, 2021 02:37 PM (Mzdiz)

58 I approve.

Posted by: Baron Harkonnen at May 14, 2021 02:37 PM (jOcSX)

59 We need a list of leftists tweeters that helped get Hamas terrorists killed last night.

So we can point and laugh.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at May 14, 2021 02:38 PM (5p7BC)

60 Looking at Saudi Arabia's death from Covid numbers 7k vs their pop of ~34M it looks like regular flu numbers.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at May 14, 2021 02:38 PM (z5Vrg)

61 Hundreds of Hamas terrorists die of covid-related airstrikes.

-----

Idiots would have survived if they wore masks ...

Posted by: ShainS at May 14, 2021 02:38 PM (yVPr3)

62 Next, Bibi needs to very publicly thank the news media and the Democrat party for their assistance.

Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at May 14, 2021 02:38 PM (URpMy)

63 It's been my life-long dream to be cited by Ace of Spades, and I finally managed it with a comment on the last post.

Posted by: My Ridiculously Circuitous Plan at May 14, 2021 02:38 PM (JlFWO)

64 Is getting a tan "White Supremacy"?

Posted by: Axeman at May 14, 2021 02:38 PM (cI7Oj)

65 "Colonel sir, I have a plan to save the military millions of dollars.""What is it?""We'll trick the terrorists into hiding in the tunnels. We won't have to waste time and effort hunting them down. We'll bomb the tunnels which we were going to do anyway. Plus they get buried for free.""Brilliant. I'll notify the General."

Posted by: harleycowboy at May 14, 2021 02:38 PM (+9AX9)

66 Bibi burial service. We do them by the hundreds.

Posted by: Bosk at May 14, 2021 02:38 PM (SWbVS)

67 Great tactics. Terrorists separated from civilians. Penetrator bombs kill the terrorists with much less collateral damage.

Posted by: Moshe Dayan at May 14, 2021 02:38 PM (QUoHK)

68 You would have to have a heart of stone not to laugh out loud.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at May 14, 2021 02:38 PM (yQpMk)

69 And Biden notifies Congress that he is sending aid to????

PALESTINIANS.

10 million taxpayer dollars, going to terrorists.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 14, 2021 02:38 PM (oHd/0)

70 To be fair, they are saving on burial expenses.

Posted by: Marcus T at May 14, 2021 02:38 PM (sOXXq)

71 Rashida Tlaib and Ilan Omar are not going to be happy.

--

Too bad they weren't there on a "fact-finding mission" and sought refuge in the tunnels too.

Posted by: Lady in Black at May 14, 2021 02:38 PM (O+I8R)

72 My hopes and squashed and I am truly all torn up inside to hear about the deaths of so many people.


Posted by: Rachel Corrie at May 14, 2021 02:39 PM (DpkTQ)

73 Don't you just love it when the media gets schlonged.

Posted by: Marcus T at May 14, 2021 02:39 PM (sOXXq)

74 Big Brother can't give a damn about Little Brother while Big Brother is fighting for his life.

I care nothing for any other country in that region, but if Israel needs a healthy America, it needs to get its North American cousins in line. Otherwise to hell with them.

Posted by: Oschisms at May 14, 2021 02:39 PM (BD0Jm)

75
Lavender oil on the butthole. You should try it.
Posted by: Jordan61 at May 14, 2021 02:37 PM (Ez6QX)



That's hot. Demo?

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 02:39 PM (Zz0t1)

76 50 IDF: "We need to wipe out the tunnels Hamas uses, but, aren't quite sure where they all are. Let's put out a press release, advising we're about to roll into Gaza and hit Hamas."

MSM: "Thanks for the info, we'll be sure to let them know you're coming!"

IDF: "Well, that worked better than we thought, I mean, seriously, Hamas didn't think we'd be able to track them as they headed into their bunkers?"
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at May 14, 2021 02:37 PM (2SdPm)

Knowing where the entrances were probably wouldn't be enough. I would wager they'd mapped the tunnels in advance for the most part and had some knowledge of Hamas's plans and procedures.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at May 14, 2021 02:39 PM (z5Vrg)

77 How many of the dead in the tunnels were wearing masks?

Posted by: Dr Anthony Fauci at May 14, 2021 02:40 PM (+oR7L)

78 Best part. Next time the media announces an invasion they won't know whether to shit or go hide.

Posted by: Marcus T at May 14, 2021 02:40 PM (sOXXq)

79
Remember: the palestinians are Israel's "anitfa" and "blm."

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at May 14, 2021 02:40 PM (bSMWf)

80 Yes but did the IMF incorrectly misgender the Hamas Terrorists?

That is a much bigger war crime.

Posted by: Czech Chick at May 14, 2021 02:40 PM (1Bspi)

81 I wonder what ordinance they used. I thought I saw dumb bombs strapped with gps fins. Were any bunker buster types used?

Posted by: Bosk at May 14, 2021 02:40 PM (SWbVS)

82 I have questions. I saw the IDF tweet 2 minutes after it was posted. I then saw follow-up tweets by other observers who had received clarifications that no, no ground operation had yet started. I commented on the ONT almost immediately, I think, that the IDF had put out a very ambiguous tweet.

I'm sure the mainstream press "pounced" and got things wrong, but I'm not very confident of the whole spoof/attack idea.

Hamas and affiliated outfits don't rely on press reports for what's happening in northern/eastern Gaza. They obviously have observers and units all over the place. Some engaged in firing on IDF ground forces including armor, according to IDF reports the last few days. They'd know if a ground offensive was under way.

The video footage of the strike area makes clear earth penetrators were used - huge/deep craters. Not something you see when they're just taking out buildings, as they have been doing systematically since this started. So no doubt "the Metro" was heavily damaged.

But I'm skeptical about the overall assumption here.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 14, 2021 02:40 PM (OTzUX)

83 Speaking of "it moved," I suspect (based on the writing on the cup) that is is a busty Israeli girl:
https://is.gd/VbrAW9

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2021 02:40 PM (Jsjd7)

84 I see the IDF used the PDT playbook against MSM.

Good.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at May 14, 2021 02:41 PM (2SdPm)

85
Conversely, antifa and blm are our palestinian/hamas terrorists.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at May 14, 2021 02:41 PM (bSMWf)

86 On Israeli News, the police are getting another hole ripped for not preventing the riots in Israeli towns

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 14, 2021 02:41 PM (GPwVZ)

87 ROCK THE CASBAH ROCK THE CASBAH

Posted by: The Israeli Air Force at May 14, 2021 02:34 PM


I don't like it.

Posted by: Sharif at May 14, 2021 02:41 PM (m+jkK)

88 I'm sure it was crushing.

Posted by: James Bond at May 14, 2021 02:41 PM (+oR7L)

89 Failed business ideas:

Toilet Paper sales in muslham countries.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 02:41 PM (Zz0t1)

90 Were any bunker buster types used?
___

I'm gonna go with yes, especially from viewing pics and videos of the explosions.

Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 02:41 PM (+Vt0n)

91 Those sneaky Joos man. Always tricking innocent Palis into killing them selves.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 14, 2021 02:41 PM (E9tnH)

92 59 We need a list of leftists tweeters that helped get Hamas terrorists killed last night.

So we can point and laugh.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at May 14, 2021 02:38 PM (5p7BC)

So we can spread that they set the Palis up, and watch their fellow travelers descend upon them like that scene in the Dark Crystal of Skeksis going after one of their own that fell out of favor.

Posted by: Bete at May 14, 2021 02:41 PM (Ojki1)

93 "It's been my life-long dream to be cited by Ace of Spades, and I finally managed it with a comment on the last post.
Posted by: My Ridiculously Circuitous Plan "

I got cited by ace one time. Then he banned me. I probably deserved it. Never argue with ace.

Posted by: f'd at May 14, 2021 02:41 PM (Tnijr)

94 But I'm skeptical about the overall assumption here.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 14, 2021 02:40 PM (OTzUX)

Disinfo plus a ground feint would probably be enough together to send them to ground

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 14, 2021 02:41 PM (6FeV1)

95 Carter and Willy promised Arafat anything (other than destruction of Israel (hell Carter might have offered that)) and he left the meetings. Damn them all to Hell!

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 14, 2021 02:42 PM (yrol0)

96 Too funny

Posted by: Skip at May 14, 2021 02:42 PM (Cxk7w)

97
I'm old enough to remember when all the Palestinins had to throw were rocks.

I miss the good old days.

Posted by: portlandon at May 14, 2021 02:42 PM (+oR7L)

98 Where's the info about "mowing down survivors" coming out of tunnels? Given the location that would involve helicopters, for sure. Haven't seen any info/claims on this.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 14, 2021 02:42 PM (OTzUX)

99 I got cited by ace one time. Then he banned me. I probably deserved it. Never argue with ace.
One day he loves you, in a literal sense, in the next day he leaves you.
Meh. Ewoks.

Posted by: Marco Rubio's garbage at May 14, 2021 02:42 PM (DpkTQ)

100 How many of the dead in the tunnels were wearing masks?

Posted by: Dr Anthony Fauci at May 14, 2021 02:40 PM (+oR7L)
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"Masks save lives."

Posted by: Axeman at May 14, 2021 02:42 PM (cI7Oj)

101 93 "It's been my life-long dream to be cited by Ace of Spades, and I finally managed it with a comment on the last post.
Posted by: My Ridiculously Circuitous Plan "

I got cited by ace one time. Then he banned me. I probably deserved it. Never argue with ace.
Posted by: f'd at May 14, 2021 02:41 PM (Tnijr)

It's this attitude of his that lead to that day of disaster. By surrounding himself only with yes men, the Day of the Fallen Shelves was inevitable.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at May 14, 2021 02:42 PM (z5Vrg)

102 There was an operation when Mossad rang up some arch terrorist's phone and (pretending to be some trusted associate) told him to clear the area immediately; he jumped in the car..that they rigged..so it blew up.

Posted by: runner at May 14, 2021 02:42 PM (V13WU)

103 Were the tunnel bombing raids successful? Tunnels can be pretty effective bomb shelters.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 14, 2021 02:43 PM (63Dwl)

104 the only way this gets better is if the media ran in there with them

you know, for those 'in the trenches with the freedom fighters' stories

Posted by: Retard Strength Trumps Smart Power at May 14, 2021 02:43 PM (uS2EJ)

105 weird how Hamas was so quiet for about 4 years and now they start acting up again... it's a mystery.

Posted by: Shoey77 at May 14, 2021 02:43 PM (fcWVN)

106 64 Is getting a tan "White Supremacy"?
Posted by: Axeman at May 14, 2021 02:38 PM (cI7Oj)

There is an internet commercial for sunscreen using a very attractive model of African descent. So maybe not?

Posted by: Bete at May 14, 2021 02:43 PM (Ojki1)

107 I see films of Jordanians looking to cross over into Palestine and get killed too.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 14, 2021 02:43 PM (yrol0)

108 "Ungentlemanly, &c.."

- Jay Nordlinger

Posted by: occam's brassiere at May 14, 2021 02:43 PM (8HvsU)

109 Bibi!
I read your BOOK!!!!!

Posted by: General George S Patton at May 14, 2021 02:43 PM (+oR7L)

110 That's hot. Demo?
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 02:39 PM (Zz0t1)



I mean, I guess I could DDG "Muslim guys putting lavender oil on their buttholes" and see what kind of results come up, if you want.

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 14, 2021 02:43 PM (Ez6QX)

111 Speaking of "it moved," I suspect (based on the writing on the cup) that is is a busty Israeli girl:
https://is.gd/VbrAW9
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2021 02:40 PM


Looks like a young lady my friends tried to set me up with some years ago. Sadly, it didn't work out.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 14, 2021 02:43 PM (m+jkK)

112 Btw - I saw JJ said in the Morning Report that the term Palestine and Palestinian were made up by the KGB. Anyone got any links or knowledge of that statement? I trust JJ I have just never heard that before.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at May 14, 2021 02:43 PM (GsoHN)

113 108 "Ungentlemanly, &c.."

- Jay Nordlinger
Posted by: occam's brassiere at May 14, 2021 02:43 PM (8HvsU)

=========

It came from an opera, Jay. It's classy.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 02:44 PM (LvTSG)

114
I mean, I guess I could DDG "Muslim guys putting lavender oil on
their buttholes" and see what kind of results come up, if you want.

Rule 34.


Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2021 02:44 PM (DpkTQ)

115 42 Egyptian guy I know told me that the government there told people COVID wasn't a thing and just basically pretended it didn't exist.
Goolag says Egypt only had 14K covid deaths...so apparently that was a good answer to COVID.
Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2021 02:36 PM (DpkTQ)


And China has only had 4000! I don't trust our numbers. I certainly am not going to trust theirs either

Posted by: Buzzion at May 14, 2021 02:44 PM (G2zl5)

116 I see films of Jordanians looking to cross over into Palestine and get killed too.
Posted by: rhennigantx at May 14, 2021 02:43 PM (yrol0)

will they be showing their boobs too ?

Posted by: chango lot at May 14, 2021 02:44 PM (g741k)

117 It's this attitude of his that lead to that day of disaster. By surrounding himself only with yes men, the Day of the Fallen Shelves was inevitable.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at May 14, 2021 02:42 PM (z5Vrg)

Shaka, when the shelves fell.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 14, 2021 02:44 PM (oHd/0)

118 But I'm skeptical about the overall assumption here.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 14, 2021 02:40 PM (OTzUX)

Some Israeli news claims there was such a ruse, I'm not really following it though so idk anything myself.

https://tinyurl.com/e3sabudj

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at May 14, 2021 02:44 PM (z5Vrg)

119
Mystery
All my life has been a mystery
You and I were never ever meant to be
That's why I call my love for you a mystery

Posted by: Axeman at May 14, 2021 02:44 PM (cI7Oj)

120 It's been my life-long dream to be cited by Ace of Spades, and I finally managed it with a comment on the last post.


It's great when he comes even passably close to spelling your name right.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at May 14, 2021 02:44 PM (yQpMk)

121
I mean, I guess I could DDG "Muslim guys putting lavender oil on their buttholes" and see what kind of results come up, if you want.
Posted by: Jordan61 at May 14, 2021 02:43 PM (Ez6QX)



You do that and we'll see how Bob from NSA enjoys it.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 02:45 PM (Zz0t1)

122 They've done this type of thing before.

I remember studying their use of spreading flak in the air before airstrikes.

So, the Arabs waited for the flak, decided an airdtrike was on the way, and lit up their anti-aircraft radar.

But instead of planes, a bunch of AGM-45 Shrike missiles burst through the flak clouds and targeted the radar immediately.

Posted by: Anchorman at May 14, 2021 02:45 PM (0X3ia)

123 105 weird how Hamas was so quiet for about 4 years and now they start acting up again... it's a mystery.
Posted by: Shoey77 at May 14, 2021 02:43 PM (fcWVN)

Jan 20th starts their new Holiday season.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 14, 2021 02:45 PM (yrol0)

124 I saw JJ said in the Morning Report that the term Palestine and Palestinian were made up by the KGB. Anyone got any links or knowledge of that statement? I trust JJ I have just never heard that before.
Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at May 14, 2021 02:43 PM (GsoHN)

Yeah no, that is not true. Unless the KGB were active in classical greek times

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 14, 2021 02:45 PM (GPwVZ)

125 This sounds too good to be true. Are you sure we're not being played?

Posted by: Elric Blade at May 14, 2021 02:45 PM (enXj9)

126
Shaka, when the shelves fell.
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 14, 2021 02:44 PM (oHd/0)


Shaka ZULU!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 02:45 PM (Zz0t1)

127 "War is deception." -- Some guy, name starts with M...Mo' something, something....

Posted by: Lord Squirrel at May 14, 2021 02:45 PM (ZIoLS)

128 7 How come none of the muslham countries are having issues from Covid, by the way?
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 02:32 PM (Zz0t1)


Because COVID

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 14, 2021 02:45 PM (YqDXo)

129 Ace drilling into a gas line, not realizing why the drill stopped moving and then came back with tiny metal shavings was . . . on the edge of my seat bloggetry.

Posted by: nobody does it better, makes me feel sad for the rest at May 14, 2021 02:45 PM (0aodL)

130 he word Palestine derives from Philistia, the name given by Greek writers to the land of the Philistines, who in the 12th century bce occupied a small pocket of land on the southern coast, between modern Tel Aviv Yafo and Gaza.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 14, 2021 02:45 PM (GPwVZ)

131 I'm old enough to remember when all the Palestinins had to throw were rocks.

I miss the good old days.
Posted by: portlandon at May 14, 2021 02:42 PM (+oR7L)
++++
When I was in high school, I had an English teacher who was a former journalist and she *hated* fake news with a fiery passion. She quit and became a teacher because she was so fed up with the press.

She had a picture on her wall in two panels. One was the iconic flag-draped Palestinian youth winding up to hurl a rock at an Israeli soldier. The second panel was a reverse angle. Same boy, same motion, same scene - with a line of about thirty calm, clean press photographers in position snapping pictures of the "candid" and "natural" moment of noble resistance.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2021 02:45 PM (Jsjd7)

132 ... is the least of their problems.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 14, 2021 02:45 PM (YqDXo)

133 IDF has very good info on tunnel networks, just as they do on everything else. There's really no parallel to the scope and granularity of the intel Israel routinely maintains on their targets and adversaries. It's like the Norsk Hydro heavy water commando raid in Norway in WWII, but almost every op has that level of detail and inside info.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 14, 2021 02:45 PM (OTzUX)

134 Strange captain.They speak the words but have no understanding of them.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at May 14, 2021 02:46 PM (QeenG)

135 Islamic Rage Boy is stroking out.....Good.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at May 14, 2021 02:46 PM (jvt6t)

136 105 weird how Hamas was so quiet for about 4 years and now they start acting up again... it's a mystery.
Posted by: Shoey77 at May 14, 2021 02:43 PM (fcWVN)

Not really. There has continuously been shit going on there... but the MSM was only talking about Trump 24/7.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 14, 2021 02:46 PM (oHd/0)

137 Bet a few American Leftists got butt hurt by this.

Posted by: Skip at May 14, 2021 02:46 PM (Cxk7w)

138 Happy Ramadan, m'fers!

Posted by: The IDF at May 14, 2021 02:46 PM (FPuSC)

139 This is an OUTRAGE! We will LEAVE THE PARTY!

Posted by: 100 Conservatives Who Vow To Never Be Pro-Israel Again at May 14, 2021 02:46 PM (cI7Oj)

140 Thanks for forewarning us about what Ayanna Pressley was saying, so that I wasn't tempted to listen to her.

Posted by: m at May 14, 2021 02:46 PM (6dJKT)

141 137 Bet a few American Leftists got butt hurt by this.
Posted by: Skip at May 14, 2021 02:46 PM (Cxk7w)


They were crushed by this. Just like Rachel Corrie.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 14, 2021 02:47 PM (YqDXo)

142 How long until we start hearing claims that the tunnels were packed with defenseless women and children?

Posted by: junior at May 14, 2021 02:47 PM (NHzKS)

143 Drone footage and BDA says the strikes were effective.

Posted by: Marcus T at May 14, 2021 02:47 PM (sOXXq)

144 how Hamas was so quiet for about 4 years and now they start acting up again... it's a mystery.
Posted by: Shoey77 at May 14, 2021 02:43 PM (fcWVN)

Not really. There has continuously been shit going on there... but the MSM was only talking about Trump 24/7.
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 14, 2021 02:46 PM (oHd/0)

Yup...Spot on

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 14, 2021 02:47 PM (GPwVZ)

145 I'm not watching that video.....

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 02:47 PM (Zz0t1)

146 But aren't they mostly peaceful tunnels?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 14, 2021 02:47 PM (hOUT3)

147 140 Thanks for forewarning us about what Ayanna Pressley was saying, so that I wasn't tempted to listen to her.
Posted by: m at May 14, 2021 02:46 PM (6dJKT)


I thought her name was "Alopecia."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 14, 2021 02:48 PM (YqDXo)

148 Smart money goes on the IDF.

Posted by: m at May 14, 2021 02:48 PM (6dJKT)

149 that the term Palestine and Palestinian were made up by the KGB.
When the Romans conquered Israel, the second time, and killed all the Jews they could get their hands on, they named the province Syria Palaestina.
Rome eventually lost the province to the Caliphate, which then changed hands between Crusaders, Egyptians, and Turks.

It never existed as Palestine and the people there considered themselves to be either Jews or Arabs - there was no such thing as Palestinians.

That came later after the Arab armies tried, and failed, to exterminate the Jews in Israel.


Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2021 02:48 PM (DpkTQ)

150
They were crushed by this. Just like Rachel Corrie.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 14, 2021 02:47 PM (YqDXo)


From the latin flatus pancakus.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 02:48 PM (Zz0t1)

151 But aren't they mostly peaceful tunnels?
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 14, 2021 02:47 PM (hOUT3)
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Those were completely peaceful bombs, most of the way down.

Posted by: Axeman at May 14, 2021 02:48 PM (cI7Oj)

152 ha!

OSHA Tells Employers They May Be Liable For Any Adverse Reactions If They Mandate Covid Shots

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 14, 2021 02:48 PM (yrol0)

153 But aren't they mostly peaceful tunnels?
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Style guide: tunnel = underground kindergarten

Posted by: CNN brass at May 14, 2021 02:49 PM (0aodL)

154 Extra points for using The New York Times to spread the disinformation.

Posted by: Shooter McGavin at May 14, 2021 02:49 PM (yL+Ld)

155 I thought her name was "Alopecia."
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 14, 2021 02:48 PM


L'opecia.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 14, 2021 02:49 PM (m+jkK)

156 From the latin flatus pancakus.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 02:48 PM (Zz0t1)
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Pancake farts.

Posted by: Axeman at May 14, 2021 02:49 PM (cI7Oj)

157 150
They were crushed by this. Just like Rachel Corrie.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 14, 2021 02:47 PM (YqDXo)

From the latin flatus pancakus.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 02:48 PM (Zz0t1)


Yeah. She was a squish.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 14, 2021 02:49 PM (YqDXo)

158 'Fact: "Palestine" and "Palestinians" are a fictitious country and people cooked up by the KGB in the early 60s.'

Morning report quote. I think this is a reference to the backstory of Arafat was it? and the modern idea of a Palestinian people, not the word itself.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at May 14, 2021 02:49 PM (z5Vrg)

159 The best deception when you make the enemy commander believe what he wants to believe. Then, as we used to say, we turn inside his decision cycle.

Well played Israel.

And the media! What fools.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 14, 2021 02:50 PM (axyOa)

160 I hope they played Bruce Springsteen 'Tunnel of Love' as they dropped the bombs.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 14, 2021 02:51 PM (YA914)

161 This is a thing of beauty. Hamas won't fall for it again. But, man -- no wonder they tried to "sue for peace" today -- their whole force was wiped out.

Posted by: Revenant at May 14, 2021 02:51 PM (CYgrT)

162 Alopecia, gentille Alopecia,
Alopecia, je te plumerai.

Posted by: m at May 14, 2021 02:51 PM (6dJKT)

163 112 Btw - I saw JJ said in the Morning Report that the term Palestine and Palestinian were made up by the KGB. Anyone got any links or knowledge of that statement? I trust JJ I have just never heard that before.
Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at May 14, 2021 02:43 PM (GsoHN)



It's wrong. It's a term made up by Hadrian because the Jews constant revolts really pissed that homo emperor off so he renamed the region.

Posted by: Buzzion at May 14, 2021 02:51 PM (G2zl5)

164 They've been vaccinated.

Posted by: The Vaccinator at May 14, 2021 02:51 PM (Zz0t1)

165 And right on time per AP:

US sending aid to Palestinians as war intensifies.

*spits*

Posted by: Jak Sucio at May 14, 2021 02:51 PM (jvt6t)

166 Here's the Daily Mail story:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/
news/article-9578141

From that:

"Soldiers and tanks with drones equipped with night vision lay in wait for survivors as they surfaced, hitting them with aerial and ground fire. Snipers and missile units were also waiting for them on the ground as the IDF said it had carried out a 'complex' operation to destroy Hamas tunnels underneath Gaza City, which the military refers to as 'the Metro'.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 14, 2021 02:51 PM (Mzdiz)

167 Note to self: stay out of tunnels!

Posted by: Weasel at May 14, 2021 02:51 PM (MVjcR)

168 Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 02:48 PM (Zz0t1)

Yeah. She was a squish.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 14, 2021 02:49 PM (YqDXo)
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That joke fell flat.

Posted by: Axeman at May 14, 2021 02:51 PM (cI7Oj)

169 Thanks Red Turban. So there's this claim, but how it lines up with the timeline and with the very implausible idea that Hamas would get its tactical info from news media as opposed to its own observers and units, I don't know. And it's not worth pursuing, really. Israel has performed similar and successful sorts of deceptions and attacks on its enemies before, so it's not implausible in principle, just this particular context.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 14, 2021 02:51 PM (OTzUX)

170 I hope they played Bruce Springsteen 'Tunnel of Love' as they dropped the bombs.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 14, 2021 02:51 PM (YA914)



YES!!!! Unrelenting torture just before you're blown to kingdom come.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 02:52 PM (Zz0t1)

171 They've been vaccinated.
Posted by: The Vaccinator at May 14, 2021 02:51 PM (Zz0t1)
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Against everything, ever.

Posted by: Axeman at May 14, 2021 02:52 PM (cI7Oj)

172 Obviously, someone listens to the MSM. Should've known it was hazardous to their health.

Posted by: Unkaren at May 14, 2021 02:52 PM (vGJY7)

173 166 "Soldiers and tanks with drones equipped with night vision lay in wait for survivors as they surfaced, hitting them with aerial and ground fire. Snipers and missile units were also waiting for them on the ground as the IDF said it had carried out a 'complex' operation to destroy Hamas tunnels underneath Gaza City, which the military refers to as 'the Metro'.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 14, 2021 02:51 PM (Mzdiz)

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So, Hamas got hit pretty hard, huh?

And Israel didn't?

Maybe Hamas should stop this fight they know they can't win?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 02:52 PM (LvTSG)

174 Oh good, my bald commie congresswoman is making an ass out of herself again. Sorry, Ayanna. You're still the Zeppo of The Squad.

Posted by: Shooter McGavin at May 14, 2021 02:52 PM (yL+Ld)

175 And right on time per AP:

US sending aid to Palestinians as war intensifies.

*spits*
Posted by: Jak Sucio at May 14, 2021 02:51 PM (jvt6t)



Why the F*CK are we getting involved??

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 14, 2021 02:52 PM (Ez6QX)

176 Meep meep!

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 14, 2021 02:52 PM (4NqMS)

177 This is about me isn't it??

Posted by: Brie Larson at May 14, 2021 02:52 PM (jvt6t)

178 174 Oh good, my bald commie congresswoman is making an ass out of herself again. Sorry, Ayanna. You're still the Zeppo of The Squad.
Posted by: Shooter McGavin at May 14, 2021 02:52 PM (yL+Ld)

=========

Zeppo served a purpose.

He provided a romantic lead.

Take back this insult to Zeppo.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 02:53 PM (LvTSG)

179 This is about me isn't it??
Posted by: Brie Larson at May 14, 2021 02:52 PM (jvt6t)



Piker.....

Posted by: Rachel Corrie at May 14, 2021 02:53 PM (Zz0t1)

180 THE TUNNELS WERE PACKED WITH DEFENCELESS WOMEN AND CHILDREN RAAWWK!

Posted by: Propaganda Parrot at May 14, 2021 02:53 PM (Tnijr)

181 It never existed as Palestine and the people there considered themselves to be either Jews or Arabs - there was no such thing as Palestinians.

That came later after the Arab armies tried, and failed, to exterminate the Jews in Israel.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2021 02:48 PM (DpkTQ)

Never existed as an independent country called Palestine. Britain referred to it as Palestine during their ownership.

Tbh given that the Arabs had run the place for a long time it's understandable that they weren't happy with how the British parcelled things out after they fought the Ottomans.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at May 14, 2021 02:53 PM (z5Vrg)

182 Note to self: stay out of tunnels!

PS - stay out of Gaza!

Posted by: Unkaren at May 14, 2021 02:53 PM (vGJY7)

183 112 Btw - I saw JJ said in the Morning Report that the term Palestine and Palestinian were made up by the KGB. Anyone got any links or knowledge of that statement? I trust JJ I have just never heard that before.
Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at May 14, 2021 02:43 PM (GsoHN)


I believe "Palestine" was the term applied by the League of Nations to the British mandate in the area after WWI, in which case it predates the KGB.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 14, 2021 02:53 PM (YqDXo)

184 =========

Zeppo served a purpose.

He provided a romantic lead.

Take back this insult to Zeppo.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 02:53 PM (LvTSG)



I agree with this.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 02:53 PM (Zz0t1)

185 Hamas to Humus

Posted by: Axeman at May 14, 2021 02:53 PM (cI7Oj)

186 181 Tbh given that the Arabs had run the place for a long time it's understandable that they weren't happy with how the British parcelled things out after they fought the Ottomans.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at May 14, 2021 02:53 PM (z5Vrg)

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Sherif Ali, so long as the Arabs fight tribe against tribe, so long will they be a little people, a silly people, greedy, barbarous, and cruel as you are.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 02:54 PM (LvTSG)

187 Why the F*CK are we getting involved??

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 14, 2021 02:52 PM (Ez6QX)

The New World Order hates the Jews as well as the US, and the puppet masters said dance!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 14, 2021 02:54 PM (hOUT3)

188 Thanks publius. Those ground forces have been engaged for a few days now. They've been systematically taking out prepared Hamas anti-tank positions in buildings near the border or along major avenues.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 14, 2021 02:54 PM (OTzUX)

189 7 How come none of the muslham countries are having issues from Covid, by the way?
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 02:32 PM (Zz0t1)


Welp, first you have to care about your citizens to acknowledge there's a new way for them to get sick and die, them do much to prevent those sicknesses, then worry about making accurate records of sicknesses and deaths from the new thing.

Besides that, if it is Allah's will that a person gets sick and dies from a particular disease, why worry - it is written the person will die from a particular given disease.

Posted by: Gref at May 14, 2021 02:54 PM (AMIL/)

190 103 Were the tunnel bombing raids successful? Tunnels can be pretty effective bomb shelters.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 14, 2021 02:43 PM (63Dwl)

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

Perhaps, but I somehow doubt the quality of the craftsmanship in the case.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at May 14, 2021 02:54 PM (CAJOC)

191 You know who I'm helping in this fight.

Posted by: Col. Vindman at May 14, 2021 02:54 PM (eCWrU)

192 Zeppo served a purpose.

He provided a romantic lead.

Take back this insult to Zeppo.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 02:53 PM (LvTSG)

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Behind the scenes look is that Zeppo was actually often considered the funniest of the brothers. And they limited his roles in movies out of spite.

Posted by: Axeman at May 14, 2021 02:55 PM (cI7Oj)

193 You know who I'm helping in this fight.
Posted by: Col. Vindman at May 14, 2021 02:54 PM (eCWrU)


The Man Boy Lincoln Project?

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 02:55 PM (Zz0t1)

194 JJ is right. KGB, in order to ferment strife and counter US dominance in the ME created a resistance group made up of arabs - PLO, Palestinian Liberation Organization. Leadership - educated in the Moscow universities where they were trained in resistance and glorious revolution. Abu Mazen, current pali PM is Russian fluent. USSR created similar groups throughout Central , South America - Sandinista National Liberation Front for example. See the similarity ? Same goal. To be a pain the ass.

Posted by: runner at May 14, 2021 02:55 PM (V13WU)

195 Why the F*CK are we getting involved??
Posted by: Jordan61 at May 14, 2021 02:52 PM (Ez6QX)

It was a planned part of the McCain funeral.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 14, 2021 02:55 PM (yrol0)

196 #189
Inshallah

Posted by: Allah at May 14, 2021 02:55 PM (eCWrU)

197 Tbh given that the Arabs had run the place for a long time it's understandable that they weren't happy with how the British parcelled things out after they fought the Ottomans.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at May 14, 2021 02:53 PM (z5Vrg)


The Brits have a LOT to answer for. They separately promised the same turf to the Arabs and to the Jews if only each of those groups would fight for them in WWI.

After WWI, both groups produced their IOUs, thinking they'd earned that turf, only to find out that neither of them had, and the Brits played them off against each other.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 14, 2021 02:55 PM (YqDXo)

198 How come none of the muslham countries are having issues from Covid, by the way?

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 02:32 PM (Zz0t1)

Iran is/was. It was one of the places with people falling over in the streets. Only way to know is watching Twitter accounts by those who've fled Iran (like Rita Panahi).

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 14, 2021 02:55 PM (1lKRm)

199 We're so upset and OUTRAGED by this that we just can't even today.

Posted by: AOC 'N Omar, Sittin' in a Tree at May 14, 2021 02:55 PM (FPuSC)

200
Welp, first you have to care about your citizens to acknowledge there's a new way for them to get sick and die, them do much to prevent those sicknesses, then worry about making accurate records of sicknesses and deaths from the new thing.

Besides that, if it is Allah's will that a person gets sick and dies from a particular disease, why worry - it is written the person will die from a particular given disease.
Posted by: Gref at May 14, 2021 02:54 PM (AMIL/)


This is actually highly feasible.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 02:56 PM (Zz0t1)

201 Sorry, should've mentioned the Balfour Declaration in this context.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 14, 2021 02:56 PM (YqDXo)

202 Smile of the week!

Posted by: Bud Norton at May 14, 2021 02:56 PM (6cOMd)

203 Tbh given that the Arabs had run the place for a long time it's
understandable that they weren't happy with how the British parcelled
things out after they fought the Ottomans.

The argument from the Muslims is, we conquered Israel fair and square - you can't conquer it back.
Which is a dumb argument. If I was a diplomat I'd publicly demand Turkey gives Istanbul back to the Greeks every time someone complains about the Palis.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2021 02:56 PM (DpkTQ)

204
===>I hope they played Bruce Springsteen 'Tunnel of Love' as they dropped the bombs.====
Dire Straits > raging hemorrhoids > Broooooose


Posted by: 2009Refugee at May 14, 2021 02:57 PM (3e4BF)

205 Remember: the palestinians are Israel's "anitfa" and "blm."
Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at May 14, 2021 02:40 PM (bSMWf)

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Soon, the violence there and the violence here will be connected.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 14, 2021 02:57 PM (EZebt)

206 Will someone ask Frau Pelosi how much will this cost us to repair the Gaza infrastructure in the next Covid 19 relief bill.

Posted by: Shooter McGavin at May 14, 2021 02:57 PM (yL+Ld)

207 The True Identity of the so-called Palestinians

http://www.imninalu.net/myths-pals.htm

Posted by: Buzzion at May 14, 2021 02:57 PM (G2zl5)

208 Maybe Suha Arafat should cough up some of that 2 billion she boogied out with.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 14, 2021 02:57 PM (8u0o9)

209 hope they played Bruce Springsteen 'Tunnel of Love' as they dropped the bombs.
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I prefer Dire Straits.

Posted by: Axeman at May 14, 2021 02:57 PM (cI7Oj)

210 The argument from the Muslims is, we conquered Israel fair and square - you can't conquer it back.

In fairness, that's exactly our argument vis a vis Mexico.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 14, 2021 02:58 PM (YqDXo)

211 Palestine was used as a term for a region, not a specific people.

Posted by: runner at May 14, 2021 02:58 PM (V13WU)

212 Remember: the palestinians are Israel's "anitfa" and "blm."
Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales


Except the Palis are playing away from Portland.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2021 02:58 PM (OCTRt)

213 None of the other Arabs wanted anything to do with the Palis. Jordan had to run them out and every other Arab state said, yeah, no thanks. Probably to keep the crisis going, but partly because the Palis are asshoe.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at May 14, 2021 02:59 PM (jvt6t)

214 hope they played Bruce Springsteen 'Tunnel of Love' as they dropped the bombs.
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I prefer Dire Straits.
Posted by: Axeman at May 14, 2021 02:57 PM (cI7Oj)


I'd prefer they dropped Bruce Springsteen.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 02:59 PM (Zz0t1)

215 210 The argument from the Muslims is, we conquered Israel fair and square - you can't conquer it back.

In fairness, that's exactly our argument vis a vis Mexico.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 14, 2021 02:58 PM (YqDXo)

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Are we even defending that claim anymore?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 02:59 PM (LvTSG)

The Group of NeverTrumpers Trying to Form a Third Party...? One of Their Key Signatories is a Former Republican Turned Democrat Turned... Holocaust Denier

But do keep lecturing the rest of us about White Supremacy and anti-semitism and "authoritarian tendencies."


Among the founding members of a "principled" group of "prominent Republicans" working to counter conspiracy theories is a prominent Holocaust-denier.

Pete McCloskey, a former congressman who referenced the "so-called Holocaust" in a keynote address that praised a top Holocaust-denial group, joined "A Call for American Renewal" as a founding signatory. According to former congressman Denver Riggleman, the group aims to "counter disinformation and conspiracy theories" and "step up in this fight for truth and integrity."

McCloskey served as a Republican representative for California from 1967 to 1983 but changed his affiliation to the Democratic Party in 2007. After leaving Congress, he gave the keynote address at the Institute for Historical Review's 2000 conference. An infamous Holocaust-denial group with ties to neo-Nazi organizations, IHR has described the Holocaust as "some scattered killings" of Jews. According to the group, there is "not evidence" to support "the systematic extermination of six to eight million Jews in concentration camps."

McCloskey's address to IHR members noted his "respect" for "the thesis of this organization." The former congressman also referenced the "so-called Holocaust," adding, "I don't know whether you are right or wrong about the Holocaust."

Here's that letter -- Pete McCloskey's name seems to have been scrubbed from the website. I hope someone got screenshots of the list of "founding signatories" as it originally appeared.

Well, NeverTrump is an obsessive, deranged fringe movement -- and deranged fringe movements attract, and actually welcome, this type of person.

Update: My Ridiculously Circuituous Plan points to this capture of the list of signatories as it originally appeared.

Peter McCloskey is in the middle column, about 75% of the way down. When you see Michael Steele, you know he's coming up in dozen names.

Here is a screenshot of those who are what we might call "Holocaust-Denier Adjacent," with the names of some more recognizable NeverTrumpers (to the extent there are such things) highlighted.

Oh, George Conway and Evan McMullin and all the usual suspects are on the list, too. They're just not close enough to McCloskey's name to fit in a screengrab.

Posted by: Ace at 02:24 PM




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Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 01:23 PM (LvTSG)

2 One of Their Key Signatories is a Former Republican Turned Democrat Turned... Holocaust Denier

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This paints the entire movement until every single member of the movement denounces the one guy at least 54 times.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 01:24 PM (LvTSG)

3 Good, screw you Christine Whitman

Posted by: CN at May 14, 2021 01:25 PM (ONvIw)

4 Near the top.

Posted by: Archer at May 14, 2021 01:25 PM (gmo/4)

5 This guy was a HOR rep from '67-'83 (16yrs)? How old is he almost 40yrs from then? 85?

Geriatric just like Pelosi/Schumer

Posted by: Scott_T at May 14, 2021 01:26 PM (2waQ7)

6 I'm so old I remember being told going with a third party means the Dems will always win and that makes me accountable for what the Dems may do.

Posted by: Bete at May 14, 2021 01:27 PM (Ojki1)

7 Todays FOAD List: THEM

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 14, 2021 01:28 PM (yrol0)

8 This paints the entire movement until every single member of the movement denounces the one guy at least 54 times.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 01:24 PM (LvTSG)

Something something not going to enjoy when we play by the new rules.

Posted by: Bete at May 14, 2021 01:29 PM (Ojki1)

9 These brave few never trumpers are freedom fighter!

Posted by: John McCain at May 14, 2021 01:30 PM (+oR7L)

10 Pete McCloskey...I remember him well, was a damn good two term president. I think he had a dog named Alfie.

Posted by: Joe 'the missing lobe' Biden at May 14, 2021 01:30 PM (T4RS9)

11 "Denver Riggleman"? Sounds like a porn name...

Posted by: Mookie at May 14, 2021 01:31 PM (u+Y3T)

12 The important question is whether he's bringing them any money.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at May 14, 2021 01:31 PM (z5Vrg)

13
Old GOPe: Third parties are bad!New GOPe: Third parties are good!

Posted by: portlandon at May 14, 2021 01:31 PM (+oR7L)

14 Of. Course.

Greed and anger make you stupid, and NeverTrump has always been very greedy, and very angry.

Posted by: Jocelyn Elders at May 14, 2021 01:31 PM (jOcSX)

15 William Weld ran in 2016 on the Libertarian ticket, and while doing so was supporting Hillary.

Posted by: MikeN at May 14, 2021 01:31 PM (o/eHL)

16 Well, you can't say they don't bend with the times.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 14, 2021 01:31 PM (VVEnO)

17 Will Ilin Omar be joining?

Posted by: fluffy at May 14, 2021 01:31 PM (UnQlg)

18 It's the JOOZ

Posted by: Shaftoe at May 14, 2021 01:31 PM (1lOfI)

19 Wade McCloskey >>> Pete McCloskey

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 14, 2021 01:32 PM (kTF2Z)

20 Any group of Never-Trumpers from the old GOP will be leading a moribund party.


The only future the GOP has is as a Trumpist populist movement.

Posted by: TC at May 14, 2021 01:32 PM (PQKGQ)

21 Totally OK with that. Give the squishes (aka 90% of them) somewhere to go.

We'll be left with who... Rand Paul?

Posted by: Vyx at May 14, 2021 01:32 PM (b57kA)

22 Top 20?!?

Posted by: Greyman27 at May 14, 2021 01:32 PM (RKLPC)

23 Drat.

Posted by: Greyman27 at May 14, 2021 01:32 PM (RKLPC)

24 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 01:32 PM (Zz0t1)

25 I nooded.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at May 14, 2021 01:32 PM (mdjgu)

26 DO IT! DO IT WITH BELLS ON!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 01:33 PM (Zz0t1)

27 Whatever shall we do without them?

Posted by: Hawkpilot at May 14, 2021 01:33 PM (ur/YX)

28 Does Mona Charen support this guy?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 14, 2021 01:34 PM (63Dwl)

29 Pete McClosky?
I remember Doonesbury wanting him as president instead of any Republican.

The names may change but the hatred for Jews remains.

Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at May 14, 2021 01:34 PM (URpMy)

30 This guy was a HOR rep from '67-'83 (16yrs)? How old is he almost 40yrs from then? 85?

Geriatric just like Pelosi/Schumer
Posted by: Scott_T
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Huh.

I was just a baby when he was a congresscritter in CA.

Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 01:34 PM (+Vt0n)

31 Send Money!

Posted by: wth at May 14, 2021 01:35 PM (v0R5T)

32 "Oh, but we're nuts, huh?"

- Lyndon LaRouche supporters

Posted by: Azathoth at May 14, 2021 01:35 PM (ooYSE)

33 Question from the previous thread: "It's raining men" and "Let the bodies hit the floor"... same song from a different perspective?

Posted by: Hawkpilot at May 14, 2021 01:35 PM (ur/YX)

34 Ve didn't know about ze jews, ve didn't even know there vas a war, we lived in ze back!

Posted by: Hans Gruber at May 14, 2021 01:35 PM (aAP3z)

35 So how many times will Max Boot "leave" the Republican party this week?!? If he's paid by the word, at least twice.

Posted by: Greyman27 at May 14, 2021 01:35 PM (RKLPC)

36 I am sure they will have every bit the significant impact and powerful cultural influence that the McMullin candidacy did.

The real take from this is that the nevertrumpers feel that they are losing control of the GOP, and that the GOP is moving away from them.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 01:36 PM (KZzsI)

37 The squad is very depressed today:

Looks like Israel might have leaked false info about Gaza ground invasion to lazy US media outlets to trick Hamas fighters into their tunnels. Then they bombed tunnels & killed 100s of terrorists. If so, an effective way to avoid more civilian deaths

Posted by: James at May 14, 2021 01:36 PM (yVV7Q)

38 Every day we stray further from David French.

Posted by: Azathoth at May 14, 2021 01:36 PM (ooYSE)

39 McCloskey is 93. These friggin' people. Just go hang out with your grandkids FFS.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Confuzzled at May 14, 2021 01:36 PM (xPJvm)

40 "principled" group of "prominent Republicans"
.......

Now that's funny.

Posted by: wth at May 14, 2021 01:36 PM (v0R5T)

41 So half the Republicans in deep blue cities and states might defect to a new party.

Exactly what difference will this make in elections?

Posted by: Big V Caffeinated at May 14, 2021 01:36 PM (6Pqz7)

42 36 I am sure they will have every bit the significant impact and powerful cultural influence that the McMullin candidacy did.

The real take from this is that the nevertrumpers feel that they are losing control of the GOP, and that the GOP is moving away from them.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 01:36 PM (KZzsI)

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Does Kevin McCarthy still listen to National Review?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 01:36 PM (LvTSG)

43 The fun thing about Holocaust deniers is that they invariably think it would have been great if it did happen.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at May 14, 2021 01:37 PM (H5knJ)

44 McCloskey? He's still alive? Hadn't heard of him in ..... 30+ years??

And still chuckle at the "leave the GOP" theme here. For reasons.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 14, 2021 01:37 PM (OTzUX)

45
Funny because just yesterday I was thinking wow the Fake Republican Shits are so bad right now they forgot to pretend they support Israel.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at May 14, 2021 01:37 PM (bSMWf)

46 McCloskey is 93. These friggin' people. Just go hang out with your grandkids FFS.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Confuzzled at May 14, 2021 01:36 PM (xPJvm)



I'm starting to thing Biden visited Jimmy Carter to try and talk him out of retirement.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 01:37 PM (Zz0t1)

47 *think

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 01:37 PM (Zz0t1)

48 I remember Doonesbury wanting him as president instead of any Republican.

Doonesbury was MSNBC before cable news. That guy is such a knucklehead.

My favorite thing about the strip is when it went on hiatus for a few years so Trudeau could get to know younger people and understand the culture better.

And came back even stupider, more strident, and bitter than ever.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 01:37 PM (KZzsI)

49 They can take their ball gags and leave any time, none of the backstabbing bastards will be missed.

Posted by: Gmac - WTF did you think was going to happen? at May 14, 2021 01:37 PM (qZdIZ)

50 I'm so old I remember when Holocaust denial was a bad thing. Well, anyway, explains their obsession with high speed rail.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 14, 2021 01:37 PM (VVEnO)

51 To be fair, at least none of those signatories are pedophiles, right? Right?

Hello, is this thing on? Bueller? Bueller?

Posted by: ShainS at May 14, 2021 01:37 PM (yVPr3)

52 The Internet Archive captured the website with Peter McCloskey as a signatory. I'm linking this as https://bit.ly/3ofaZGG.

Posted by: My Ridiculously Circuitous Plan at May 14, 2021 01:38 PM (JlFWO)

53 McCloskey is 93. These friggin' people. Just go hang out with your grandkids FFS.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Confuzzled at May 14, 2021 01:36 PM (xPJvm)
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Yeah, I thought he was a name from my youth.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at May 14, 2021 01:38 PM (WGara)

54 Looks like Israel might have leaked false info about Gaza ground invasion to lazy US media outlets to trick Hamas fighters into their tunnels. Then they bombed tunnels & killed 100s of terrorists. If so, an effective way to avoid more civilian deaths

Smart move. Legacy media is dumb and hateful enough to fall for just about any trick Israel pulls on them.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 01:38 PM (KZzsI)

55 Pete McCloskey is still alive???

Posted by: Shooter McGavin at May 14, 2021 01:38 PM (yL+Ld)

56 McCloskey is 93.

Can he get a boner like Bob Dole?

Posted by: Bob Dole at May 14, 2021 01:38 PM (v0R5T)

57 To be fair, at least none of those signatories are pedophiles, right? Right?

Well, mostly hebephiles: they like them tweens.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 01:38 PM (KZzsI)

58
Arlen Specter signed the letter, too.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at May 14, 2021 01:39 PM (bSMWf)

59 I won't know what to think until I hear from Frank Luntz.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 14, 2021 01:39 PM (kTF2Z)

60 Arlen Specter signed the letter, too.

Dixiecrats were visionaries, seeing the way of the future: to leave your party when it ceases to be hateful and destructive enough.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 01:39 PM (KZzsI)

61 >>>Arlen Specter signed the letter, too.

That's "Snarlin' Arlen".

Posted by: Hawkpilot at May 14, 2021 01:40 PM (ur/YX)

62 So how many times will Max Boot "leave" the Republican party this week?!?

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So you're saying this Boot was not made for walking?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 14, 2021 01:40 PM (VVEnO)

63 IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE THEY CALL TRUMP SUPPORTERS NAZIS.

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at May 14, 2021 01:40 PM (bDqIh)

64 Why can't we all just get along?

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 14, 2021 01:40 PM (W2Pud)

65 Arlen Specter signed the letter, too.
Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at May 14, 2021 01:39 PM (bSMWf)
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Well, gosh, *there's* a name that draws a lot of water with the Republican base.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at May 14, 2021 01:40 PM (WGara)

66 McCloskey is 93. These friggin' people. Just go hang out with your grandkids FFS.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Confuzzled at May 14, 2021 01:36 PM (xPJvm)

Uh, he smells funny.

Posted by: McCloskey's grandkids at May 14, 2021 01:40 PM (v0R5T)

67 I miss the good old days of Jimmy Carter when things were good.........

Breaking News: To promote the US Male population to get the vaccine Happy Hooker Harris will be offering free BJs in the West Wing for the remainder of May. Line up to get your shot, show proof to Harris, and then line up for your free gift. It is easy and fun. Everybody is doing it. So get in line now !! My name is Blo Jiden and I support this message...

Posted by: James at May 14, 2021 01:40 PM (yVV7Q)

68 While it is actually a true statement that the vast majority of Jews killed in the Holocaust were NOT killed in concentration camps or death camps, there is plenty of evidence that over 6 million Jews were murdered by the Nazis.

This group of nuts is just splitting hairs with their statement.

Asshoes.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 14, 2021 01:41 PM (axcmk)

69 53 McCloskey is 93. These friggin' people. Just go hang out with your grandkids FFS.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Confuzzled at May 14, 2021 01:36 PM (xPJvm)

***

Today on The Bulwark:

"What's up with all this racket this young feller Bing Crosby's making?"

Posted by: Azathoth at May 14, 2021 01:41 PM (ooYSE)

70 They are also election theft deniers.

And democrats are commies deniers.

And Joe Biden is a slobbering imbecile deniers.

Posted by: Minuteman at May 14, 2021 01:41 PM (BUHs7)

71 I thought Specter died a few years ago.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 14, 2021 01:41 PM (kTF2Z)

72 So one lone soul got booted from her leadership position and the stompy foot tantrums from these eggheads is a sight to behold. Their way or the highway! Stomp off, new and improved No Labels/Coffee Party. I'm sure your ranks will simply swell.

Posted by: Lady in Black at May 14, 2021 01:41 PM (O+I8R)

73 Will the Dems allow NT to make a third-party? The only vote an NT third party could split would reluctant Democrat vote.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2021 01:41 PM (Jsjd7)

74 So, does that mean they're the alt-right now?

Posted by: Flyguy at May 14, 2021 01:42 PM (3sOO0)

75 71 I thought Specter died a few years ago.

***

That was just his political career.

Posted by: Azathoth at May 14, 2021 01:42 PM (ooYSE)

76 Pete was old 30 years ago and more.

Posted by: klaftern at May 14, 2021 01:42 PM (RuIsu)

77 McCloskey is 93.
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He was around high school age during WWII. He should probably be aware of the Holocaust.

Posted by: zmdavid at May 14, 2021 01:43 PM (xqRaG)

78 So you're saying this Boot was not made for walking?

More like he couldn't be relied upon to pour piss out of one if the instructions were written on the heel...

Posted by: Greyman27 at May 14, 2021 01:43 PM (RKLPC)

79 "Denver Riggleman"? Sounds like a porn name...

Posted by: Mookie



It's what Rob Riggleman calls his omelet at Denny's when he goes out for breakfast.

He's weird that way.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 14, 2021 01:43 PM (axcmk)

80 >>>That was just his political career.

Nah. He's deader than fried chicken. Brain cancer maybe a decade ago.

Posted by: Hawkpilot at May 14, 2021 01:43 PM (ur/YX)

81 The Treasury department has issued its spending and revenue report for April 2021, and it's clear the US government is headed toward another record-breaking year for deficits.
.. you'd think there was a reward for biggest deficit

Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2021 01:43 PM (RHGPo)

82 I still marvel at that picture of Jimmy and June Carter and the Bidens. Yes, you shrink a bit when you age, but you don't turn into a freaking gnome.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 01:43 PM (KZzsI)

83 Willowed

https://tinyurl.com/7hvj4ffs
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Discovery of Ivermectin, in the dirt on a Japanese golf course.

Ivermectin history, profile, informative.

Posted by: its an op, m'kay, ops are bad, m'kay at May 14, 2021 01:44 PM (v5muY)

84 I miss the good old days of Jimmy Carter when things were good

In Calif Colt ARs, standard capacity magazines, and cheap ammo available then.

Posted by: Getting the banned back together at May 14, 2021 01:44 PM (pO8NM)

85
The McCain family just issued a statement saying John's last wish was to save the Republican party from extremists and conspiracy theorists.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at May 14, 2021 01:44 PM (bSMWf)

86 10 Pete McCloskey...I remember him well, was a damn good two term president. I think he had a dog named Alfie.

Posted by: Joe 'the missing lobe' Biden at May 14, 2021 01:30 PM (T4RS9)

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"Come on, man! You're thinking of that white supremacist Pistol Pete McCloskey from the old NBA ... when they used to wear those sexy short-shorts ..."

Posted by: ShainS at May 14, 2021 01:44 PM (yVPr3)

87 In Calif Colt ARs, standard capacity magazines, and cheap ammo available then.

Wasn't Armalite based out of Cali?

Posted by: Greyman27 at May 14, 2021 01:44 PM (RKLPC)

88 " The former congressman also referenced the "so-called Holocaust,"
One of the many things that always left me scratching my head about Holocaust deniers is you'll usually get something out of them doubting the existence of the Holocaust...which is always followed up soon by a "but those Jews deserved it anyway"

Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2021 01:45 PM (DpkTQ)

89 The McCain family just issued a statement saying John's last wish was to save the Republican party from extremists and conspiracy theorists.

Phase three of the McCain funeral

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 01:45 PM (KZzsI)

90 I still marvel at that picture of Jimmy and June Carter and the Bidens. Yes, you shrink a bit when you age, but you don't turn into a freaking gnome.

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I read that quickly and thought, June Carter Cash is a Dem and met with the Bidens?? lol I think you meant Rosalind.

Posted by: Lady in Black at May 14, 2021 01:45 PM (O+I8R)

91 Happen to be half-way through "Soldaten", based around the eavesdropped conversations of German POWs in WWII. A bit disappointed, kind of academic-ish, their analytical framework is meh, and some dumb allusions to US military behavior in Vietnam.

Don't think the authors intended to lessen the culpability of the average German service member (including officers) with their analysis, but there is some "clinical" detachment that leaves that kind of taste. And we'll see when I'm all the way through it, but the authors kind of lose the thread dealing with certain topics, omitting that non-Holocaust crimes by German forces (collective punishments, "anti-partisan" stuff) were gross departures from contemporary norms, as was obvious from the complete lack of same by Allied forces.

Favorite weirdness: Wehrmacht (according to these guys) believed that ambushes of lead elements, and holding fire til advancing forces were close to fixed defenses, were "unfair" fighting practices. WTF? If true, this is a whole separate delusional aspect of German perceptions at the time deserving explanation.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 14, 2021 01:45 PM (OTzUX)

92 Pete McCloskey is still alive???
Posted by: Shooter McGavin at May 14, 2021 01:38 PM (yL+Ld)


Yeah, I thought Michael shot him in that Italian restaurant ages ago.

Posted by: spindrift at May 14, 2021 01:45 PM (h5TKJ)

93
biden is 78.49 yrs old

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at May 14, 2021 01:46 PM (bSMWf)

94 McCloskey was the first member of Congress to publicly call for the impeachment of President Nixon

Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2021 01:46 PM (RHGPo)

95 I thought Michael shot Pete McCloskey at Louis Restaurant in the Bronx.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at May 14, 2021 01:46 PM (yQpMk)

96 I read that quickly and thought, June Carter Cash is a Dem and met with the Bidens?? lol I think you meant Rosalind.

Yeah it didn't ring true in my head but I didn't care enough about the Carters to look up her name either. I spit on both of them.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 01:46 PM (KZzsI)

97 biden is 78.49 yrs old

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That's dog years.

Posted by: Lady in Black at May 14, 2021 01:46 PM (O+I8R)

98
The McCain family just issued a statement saying John's last wish was to save the Republican party from extremists and conspiracy theorists.

And for everyone to be vaccinated.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 14, 2021 01:47 PM (63Dwl)

99 Jinx

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at May 14, 2021 01:47 PM (yQpMk)

100 I'm still going with Satan's Taint for their party name.

Believe rickb came up with that one.....

Posted by: Jak Sucio at May 14, 2021 01:47 PM (jvt6t)

101 The McCain family just issued a statement saying John's last wish was to save the Republican party from extremists and conspiracy theorists.

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And for everyone to be vaccinated.


And for "that McCain broad" to keep her leadership position

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 01:47 PM (KZzsI)

102 I still marvel at that picture of Jimmy and June Carter and the Bidens. Yes, you shrink a bit when you age, but you don't turn into a freaking gnome.

Heard that explained by a professional photographer the other day: wide angle lens, little small room. Photographer couldn't get back far enough to wash out the distortion. Things in the center appear smaller. Things towards the outside look bigger. Look at the feet on Jimmuh, he looks like a freaking hobbit.

Posted by: Hawkpilot at May 14, 2021 01:48 PM (ur/YX)

103 Kick people in the nuts enough and eventually they will realize they are being kicked in the nuts.

The University of Michigans survey of consumer sentiment dropped 6.2 percent from the final April read just a few weeks earlier to a score of 82.8. Economists had forecast a gain to 90.3 from 88.3.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 14, 2021 01:48 PM (yrol0)

104 One thing that should be pointed out though - the NAZIs murdered something like 12-20 million people in Germany and the areas they conquered (*NOT* counting WWII deaths), but Red China, the people currently controlling Biden, killed something like 100M of their own people.

People who sympathize with the NAZIs should be shunned. But why aren't we doing the same with people that sympathize with the Chinese government?


Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2021 01:48 PM (DpkTQ)

105 I'm starting to thing Biden visited Jimmy Carter to try and talk him out of retirement.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 01:37 PM (Zz0t1)

So, Jimmy? One of my goals is to decrease out us of gasoline... just how do I accomplish that?

Posted by: Joe Biduh at May 14, 2021 01:48 PM (oHd/0)

106 64 Why can't we all just get along?
Posted by: nurse ratched at May 14, 2021 01:40 PM (W2Pud)

Apparently we can, if we just recognize their exalted status and let them drive the bus. But if we don't bend the knee, all talk of coexistence is off.

Posted by: Bete at May 14, 2021 01:49 PM (Ojki1)

107 88 " The former congressman also referenced the "so-called Holocaust,"
One of the many things that always left me scratching my head about Holocaust deniers is you'll usually get something out of them doubting the existence of the Holocaust...which is always followed up soon by a "but those Jews deserved it anyway"
Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2021 01:45 PM (DpkTQ)

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"Well it obviously didn't work! Look at all of them still around controlling our weather!"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 01:49 PM (LvTSG)

108 I think we can survive a third party split if those making the split are composed of Project Lincoln pedophiles and Holocaust deniers.

Re Holocaust denial, the hardest book I've ever read was entitled, 'The Nazi Doctors: Medical Killing and the Psychology of Genocide'. The detail that sticks is that the biggest logistical problem in the death camps was body disposal. The two main crematoria at Auschwitz broke down all the time. The commandant, Rudolf Hoess, complained about it in his memoirs: "Even Auschwitz had limits to its destructive capabilities."

Present day, you can see how hard it is for neo-nazis to deny it when they so much like the idea.

Posted by: troyriser at May 14, 2021 01:49 PM (pYLCQ)

109 Favorite weirdness: Wehrmacht (according to these guys) believed that ambushes of lead elements, and holding fire til advancing forces were close to fixed defenses, were "unfair" fighting practices. WTF? If true, this is a whole separate delusional aspect of German perceptions at the time deserving explanation.
Posted by: rhomboid at May 14, 2021 01:45 PM (OTzUX)

The aristocracy even as thinned out as it was in WW1 still made up a lot of military leadership. They have weird cultural quirks.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at May 14, 2021 01:49 PM (z5Vrg)

110 Gateway Pundit is reporting that Dominion in Arizona is refusing to give passwords for Maricopa County voting machines, but... Gateway Pundit is reporting so who the hell knows how accurate that is

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 01:49 PM (KZzsI)

111 89 The McCain family just issued a statement saying John's last wish was to save the Republican party from extremists and conspiracy theorists.

***

No wonder Meghan McCain is out of her fucking mind.

Posted by: Azathoth at May 14, 2021 01:49 PM (ooYSE)

112 McCloskey was a pimp. He could've never outfought Santino.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 14, 2021 01:49 PM (kTF2Z)

113 William Weld ran in 2016 on the Libertarian ticket, and while doing so was supporting Hillary.
Posted by: MikeN at May 14, 2021 01:31 PM


To be fair, both of them were probably drunk the entire time.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 14, 2021 01:50 PM (m+jkK)

114 Nah. He's deader than fried chicken. Brain cancer maybe a decade ago.

Posted by: Hawkpilot


October 14, 2012. Complications from Cranial-Fecal Impaction and Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, but mostly from Cranial-Fecal Impaction.

RRRRRIIIIPPPP!!!!!

Posted by: Sharkman at May 14, 2021 01:50 PM (axcmk)

115
Look at the feet on Jimmuh, he looks like a freaking hobbit.
Posted by: Hawkpilot


Hairy feet?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 14, 2021 01:50 PM (63Dwl)

116 McCloskey was a co-chair of the first Earth Day in 1970

Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2021 01:50 PM (RHGPo)

117 Where was the Michigan consumer sentiment index in, say, November 2019? Think it was at/near all-time record. For reasons.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 14, 2021 01:50 PM (OTzUX)

118 85
The McCain family just issued a statement saying John's last wish was to save the Republican party from extremists and conspiracy theorists.
Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at May 14, 2021 01:44 PM (bSMWf)


Hmm, my last wish would be to wish for more wishes, and the first one of that new batch would be to live longer. So glad I voted for Palin and not him.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at May 14, 2021 01:50 PM (Obdic)

119 When Egg McCuckin tried this shit a few years back, I decided to give him a fair hearing. I've never been the world's biggest Trump fan, so I'm open to conservative critiques of Trump and "Trumpism." I'm always open to conservatives who are a little out of the mainstream. Independent thought is good, right?

Well, I went to McCuckin's website for whatever he was calling his gay-ass grift at the time. Let's see what he actually believes. I found not a single statement that wasn't the gauziest platitude, able to mean whatever you wanted to mean. Stuff like "fairness." As if there are people out there who don't want to be fair.

I'm sure this is just another grift. No actual policy. And if I'm wrong about that, if they do call for something, I'm certain that it's straight-up, center-left nonsense.

Posted by: Masturbatin' Pete at May 14, 2021 01:50 PM (dSEX/)

120 3 rockets from SYRIA just launched into Israel

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 14, 2021 01:50 PM (GPwVZ)

121 Heard that explained by a professional photographer the other day: wide angle lens, little small room. Photographer couldn't get back far enough to wash out the distortion. Things in the center appear smaller.

Why were the chairs so large?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 01:50 PM (KZzsI)

122 72 So one lone soul got booted from her leadership position and the stompy foot tantrums from these eggheads is a sight to behold. Their way or the highway! Stomp off, new and improved No Labels/Coffee Party. I'm sure your ranks will simply swell.
Posted by: Lady in Black at May 14, 2021 01:41 PM (O+I8R)

The '16-'20 tantrum was a sight to behold as well. This is just the follow up of "we aren't going to just be given the keys back, are we?"

Posted by: Bete at May 14, 2021 01:51 PM (Ojki1)

123 110 Gateway Pundit is reporting that Dominion in Arizona is refusing to give passwords for Maricopa County voting machines, but... Gateway Pundit is reporting so who the hell knows how accurate that is
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 01:49 PM (KZzsI)

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Trust the plan.

4

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 01:51 PM (LvTSG)

124 Any truth to the rumor that they are going to call it Anti-grift?

Grifter's Lives matter?

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at May 14, 2021 01:51 PM (kfFO8)

125 So 2. 250 by the end of the year?

Any organization who gives this "group" money. Well, a fool and his money kinda thing.

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at May 14, 2021 01:51 PM (JC/0A)

126 Arlen Specter is pining for the fjords.

Posted by: mrp at May 14, 2021 01:51 PM (Pqytn)

127 111 89 The McCain family just issued a statement saying John's last wish was to save the Republican party from extremists and conspiracy theorists.



Hmmmm....from beyond the grave??

Posted by: Jak Sucio at May 14, 2021 01:52 PM (jvt6t)

128 If such a group was to spout this crap in Germany they would be in jail for a long time.

Posted by: Vic at May 14, 2021 01:52 PM (mpXpK)

129 I am watching Israeli News live and on the English version the Israeli commentators are arguing with each other in a combination of English and Hebrew LOL..Its great

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 14, 2021 01:52 PM (GPwVZ)

130 King Roy Cooper sez I can go to the supermarket now without wearing a mask.

Posted by: mrp at May 14, 2021 01:52 PM (Pqytn)

131 @40 wth- They are principled Republicans through and through. Nothing funny about it, its the truth.

Posted by: JROD at May 14, 2021 01:53 PM (0jZnq)

132
Heard that explained by a professional photographer the other day: wide angle lens, little small room. Photographer couldn't get back far enough to wash out the distortion. Things in the center appear smaller. Things towards the outside look bigger. Look at the feet on Jimmuh, he looks like a freaking hobbit.

****

Or here's a thought. They could have changed to another room in the house more conducive to a photograph.

It's not like the Carter family is clipping coupons for the Piggly Wiggly.

Posted by: Azathoth at May 14, 2021 01:53 PM (ooYSE)

133 This is getting kind of silly. How many anti-Trump and anti-America parties do we really need?

Posted by: The GOPe at May 14, 2021 01:53 PM (3fR4G)

134 I still cannot work out the link up between the left and their Jew hate. It makes no sense to me. Most modern Jews at least mouth leftist platitudes, in the past, many radical Jews were the forefront of pushing Marxist ideology. I cannot figure it out.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 01:53 PM (KZzsI)

135 Or here's a thought. They could have changed to another room in the house more conducive to a photograph.

Or the entire photograph was a composite.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 01:54 PM (KZzsI)

136 The McCain family just issued a statement saying John's last wish was to save the Republican party from extremists and conspiracy theorists.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at May 14, 2021 01:44 PM (bSMWf)

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In an addendum, they also announced that they have made the difficult decision to pause the McCain funeral until Mitt Romney and Lindsey Graham retake control of the Party.

Posted by: ShainS at May 14, 2021 01:54 PM (yVPr3)

137
3 rockets from SYRIA just launched into Israel

Posted by: Nevergiveup


Yeah, sure.
Because Assad is really itching to be removed.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at May 14, 2021 01:54 PM (bSMWf)

138 120 3 rockets from SYRIA just launched into Israel

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 14, 2021 01:50 PM (GPwVZ)

Let's Recap:

6 Day War - Ass Kicked
Yom Kippur War - Ass Kicked

Syria ain't too bright.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at May 14, 2021 01:54 PM (jvt6t)

139 134

Yeah it is one of the weirdest things in American politics.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 14, 2021 01:54 PM (E9tnH)

140 I miss the good old days of Jimmy Carter when things were good

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I was in my 20s, single, in college. Bring those things back and we'll talk.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 14, 2021 01:54 PM (VVEnO)

141
Funny how the same people who deny the Holocaust are hot and horny for another one.

And not just against the Jews.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2021 01:54 PM (s2VJv)

142 Three "dark" white supremacists arrested for pig at house of Chauvin expert.

Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2021 01:54 PM (RHGPo)

143 This isn't like 1970 where you had to wait days to get the photos back from the lab. Photographers can see EXACTLY what a picture looks like the instant its taken.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 01:54 PM (KZzsI)

144
Michael Steal?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 14, 2021 01:54 PM (mht8P)

145 Why were the chairs so large?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 01:50 PM (KZzsI)
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Left over from the Laugh-In set where Lily Tomlin played Edith-Ann?

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at May 14, 2021 01:55 PM (WGara)

146 3 rockets from SYRIA just launched into Israel

Posted by: Nevergiveup

Yeah, sure.
Because Assad is really itching to be removed.
Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at May 14, 2021 01:54 PM (bSMWf)

Who said the people who fired the missiles are under Assad's control. Syria is still the wild wild west. Or did you miss that part?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 14, 2021 01:55 PM (GPwVZ)

147 By the way the female moderater in i24 is really hot...my type

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 14, 2021 01:56 PM (GPwVZ)

148 I still cannot work out the link up between the left and their Jew hate. It makes no sense to me. Most modern Jews at least mouth leftist platitudes, in the past, many radical Jews were the forefront of pushing Marxist ideology. I cannot figure it out.
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when you realize that by voice vote at a national convention they booed "God" out of the platform THREE times. The thing that makes sense is they have transitioned from leftism to the diabolical. Thus, abortions, jew hate, let's face it christian hate, trans mutilations etc.

Posted by: its an op, m'kay, ops are bad, m'kay at May 14, 2021 01:56 PM (M/boc)

149 Let's Recap:

6 Day War - Ass Kicked
Yom Kippur War - Ass Kicked

Syria ain't too bright.
Posted by: Jak Sucio at May 14, 2021 01:54 PM (jvt6t)
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It's not like the Syrian government actually controls large swaths of its own country. Place is fragmented all to hell.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at May 14, 2021 01:56 PM (WGara)

150 134 I still cannot work out the link up between the left and their Jew hate. It makes no sense to me. Most modern Jews at least mouth leftist platitudes, in the past, many radical Jews were the forefront of pushing Marxist ideology. I cannot figure it out.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 01:53 PM (KZzsI)

Isn't this what brought down the LABOR leader Jermery Korban in the UK and multiple LABOR officials

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at May 14, 2021 01:56 PM (dKiJG)

151
Syria. Where Obama, Clinton and MCCAIN sent weapons to terrorists. Via BENGHAZI.

Just fucking wow.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 14, 2021 01:56 PM (s2VJv)

152 130 King Roy Cooper sez I can go to the supermarket now without wearing a mask.
Posted by: mrp at May 14, 2021 01:52 PM (Pqytn)


As galling as that is I do feel better for the baggers, cashiers and stock room people. Most of us only have to deal with that nonsense the times we are there to shop.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at May 14, 2021 01:57 PM (Obdic)

153 Favorite weirdness: Wehrmacht (according to these guys) believed that ambushes of lead elements, and holding fire til advancing forces were close to fixed defenses, were "unfair" fighting practices. WTF? If true, this is a whole separate delusional aspect of German perceptions at the time deserving explanation.

Posted by: rhomboid


The use of the words "Germans" and "fairness" in the same book is comical, at best.

I read a book called "The German War", by a German author who looked at letters from German soldiers back to their loved ones as one of his primary methods of research.

His primary finding of interest to me was that most Germans, civilians and soldiers alike, believed that the strategic bombing of their cities was revenge or their mass killing of the Jews.

Everyone in Germany from 1933 to 1945 knew what Hitler intended to do, and knew that he'd largely succeeded by the time he died. Anyone who claims otherwise is lying.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 14, 2021 01:57 PM (axcmk)

154 Reports: Israel Lured Hamas Fighters Into Tunnels With Rumor Of Ground Invasion, Then Bombed Tunnels In Massive Airstrike
"160 aircraft flying simultaneously conducted a massive attack on a network of tunnels dug by the Hamas terror group after ambiguous IDF statement caused media frenzy that Israel has launched ground invastion."

Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2021 01:57 PM (RHGPo)

155 We need a Cheny party to take all the rubbish from the GOP.

Posted by: f'd at May 14, 2021 01:57 PM (Tnijr)

156 Present day, you can see how hard it is for neo-nazis to deny it when they so much like the idea.

Posted by: troyriser at May 14, 2021 01:49 PM (pYLCQ)


Isn't the line about the deniers that "the Holocaust didn't happen. But those filthy Jews deserved it to happen!"

Posted by: Buzzion at May 14, 2021 01:57 PM (War01)

157 134 I still cannot work out the link up between the left and their Jew hate. It makes no sense to me. Most modern Jews at least mouth leftist platitudes, in the past, many radical Jews were the forefront of pushing Marxist ideology. I cannot figure it out.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 01:53 PM (KZzsI)

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I think it's primarily envy, Christopher. The Left hates successful people and institutions (which, in general, the Jewish people and religion have been for thousands of years).

It's also the same reason that they hate Americans and America ...

Posted by: ShainS at May 14, 2021 01:57 PM (yVPr3)

158 it's so Heaven's Gate.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at May 14, 2021 01:57 PM (QeenG)

159 These NTs are a Grand Parade of Lifeless Packaging.

(Yes, I think I will listen to some Peter Gabriel era Genesis after work.)

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at May 14, 2021 01:57 PM (6FcVy)

160 Fist name that jumps out is Scaramucci.
Yes, he has "principles,"

Posted by: JoeF. at May 14, 2021 01:57 PM (HrMC1)

161 Folks? Assad is not in control of large chunks of Syria, including near the Israeli border.

Posted by: Joe Biduh at May 14, 2021 01:57 PM (oHd/0)

162 It's not like the Syrian government actually controls large swaths of its own country. Place is fragmented all to hell.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at May 14, 2021 01:56 PM (WGara)

Yeah, but Syrians have been a big time Israel hater for eons. They would unite for this, I think. For a time.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at May 14, 2021 01:58 PM (jvt6t)

163 I think this is a new shipment of rockets, because the palis were pretty quite while Trump was president. Almost as if the lack of funding and back door deals hurt their ability to commit terrorism.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 01:58 PM (KZzsI)

164 Why were the chairs so large?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 01:50 PM (KZzsI)

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Left over from the Laugh-In set where Lily Tomlin played Edith-Ann?

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at May 14, 2021 01:55 PM (WGara)

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Alex Borstein's chairs from the MAD-TV set? One of the funniest comediennes ever, BTW. What a great show.

Posted by: mrp at May 14, 2021 01:58 PM (Pqytn)

165
Who said the people who fired the missiles are under Assad's control. Syria is still the wild wild west. Or did you miss that part?
Posted by: Nevergiveup


I'm guessing that will be implication.
Shits at the UN, Pentagon, and State Dept are jerking off at the idea of starting something in Syria.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at May 14, 2021 01:58 PM (bSMWf)

166 when you realize that by voice vote at a national convention they booed "God" out of the platform THREE times. The thing that makes sense is they have transitioned from leftism to the diabolical. Thus, abortions, jew hate, let's face it christian hate, trans mutilations etc.

Posted by: its an op, m'kay, ops are bad, m'kay



The DemonRat party has been controlled by Satan for decades. And maybe centuries. Don't even get me started.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 14, 2021 01:59 PM (axcmk)

167 Fist name that jumps out is Scaramucci.
Yes, he has "principles,"
Posted by: JoeF. at May 14, 2021 01:57 PM (HrMC1)
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But can he do the fandango?

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at May 14, 2021 01:59 PM (WGara)

168 Besides Israel controls the Golan Heights, so they will deal with this incursion as well.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at May 14, 2021 01:59 PM (jvt6t)

169 just seen on Fox Biz w C Payne:
CDC now says that children under two should wear masks

[in case no one already noted this]

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at May 14, 2021 01:59 PM (4a9Vv)

170 Speaking of deranged - Joe Walsh is in there too. I suspect a large number of these people are failures who were spurned by Trump when they asked for positions in his admin. When they were rejected they started their many-year long tantrum that revealed that they never sought results that were even remotely tied to conservatism.

Posted by: Brian at May 14, 2021 01:59 PM (eV752)

171 Reports: Israel Lured Hamas Fighters Into Tunnels With Rumor Of Ground Invasion, Then Bombed Tunnels In Massive Airstrike


It.moved.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at May 14, 2021 01:59 PM (yQpMk)

172 Isn't the line about the deniers that "the Holocaust didn't happen. But those filthy Jews deserved it to happen!"


In the Arab world, they believe the Holocaust didn't happen AND the Nazi's didn't kill enough Jews. They can do that in the same sentence too.

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at May 14, 2021 01:59 PM (6FcVy)

173 3 rockets from SYRIA just launched into Israel



Posted by: Nevergiveup



Yeah, sure.

Because Assad is really itching to be removed.

Syria could fire missiles from Syria. Hezbollah, too, maybe. Maybe the Kurds, though I doubt it. Russia had folks in there at one point. US Fedgov has troops in there right now, don't they?

Posted by: Methos at May 14, 2021 01:59 PM (kOpft)

174 I still cannot work out the link up between the left and their Jew hate. It makes no sense to me. Most modern Jews at least mouth leftist platitudes, in the past, many radical Jews were the forefront of pushing Marxist ideology. I cannot figure it out.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 01:53 PM (KZzsI)

Me neither. I've never gotten a response--even a spitballin one whenever I ask.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 14, 2021 01:59 PM (HrMC1)

175 I have an elderly Jewish couple neighbors. Hard core Dems, every election the lawn is full of signs for every Dem running. He is a retired perfesser and was freaking out after 2016 that Trump would build concentration camps. Legit thought that.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 14, 2021 02:00 PM (E9tnH)

176 Funny how the same people who deny the Holocaust are hot and horny for another one.

And not just against the Jews.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton

Surely they wouldn't want me !

Posted by: JT at May 14, 2021 02:00 PM (arJlL)

177 >>I'm sure this is just another grift. No actual policy. And if I'm wrong about that, if they do call for something, I'm certain that it's straight-up, center-left nonsense.



Take a look here. I sense. . . grift.

https://www.acallforamericanrenewal.com/#sec1

Posted by: Lizzy at May 14, 2021 02:00 PM (bDqIh)

178 Speaking of deranged - Joe Walsh is in there too.
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He's just a knucklehead.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at May 14, 2021 02:00 PM (WGara)

179 One thing that should be pointed out though - the NAZIs murdered something like 12-20 million people in Germany and the areas they conquered (*NOT* counting WWII deaths), but Red China, the people currently controlling Biden, killed something like 100M of their own people.

People who sympathize with the NAZIs should be shunned. But why aren't we doing the same with people that sympathize with the Chinese government?


Posted by: 18-1
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Yup.

And, i'd observe that the Catholic Church took a lot of bad press over the whole Hitler's Pope thing.

Look at what they are doing with China now. While the chinese are still bulldozing churches.

Posted by: its an op, m'kay, ops are bad, m'kay at May 14, 2021 02:00 PM (M/boc)

180 Why were the chairs so large?

Well, people do shrink as they age. Carter went from 5'6" to 5'3". But you can see the distortion by looking at the lines of the pictures behind them. They aren't straight.

Posted by: Hawkpilot at May 14, 2021 02:00 PM (ur/YX)

181 I think it's primarily envy, Christopher. The Left hates successful people and institutions (which, in general, the Jewish people and religion have been for thousands of years).

I think that does play a part, but I also think that money talks, and a lot of the cash backers of the left are Jew-hating middle eastern oil types.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 02:00 PM (KZzsI)

182 i updated with a screenshot of the letter as originally signed by pete mccloskey

Posted by: ace at May 14, 2021 02:01 PM (eOTGX)

183 I should have included that his personal success, and resulting hatred, of Trump was also based on envy (coupled with being terrified of an alpha male).

Posted by: ShainS at May 14, 2021 02:01 PM (yVPr3)

184 160 Fist name that jumps out is Scaramucci.
Yes, he has "principles,"



And if you don't like them, he has others.

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at May 14, 2021 02:02 PM (6FcVy)

185 Biden bought this attack on Israel. 233 million bucks.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2021 02:02 PM (4fSQf)

186 Max Boot, Anthony Scaramucci, George Conway, Michael Steele, Evan McMullin, Mona Charen, Bill Weld, Mark Sanford.... What is this but a list of weird losers.

Posted by: redridinghood at May 14, 2021 02:02 PM (NpAcC)

187 Who said the people who fired the missiles are under Assad's control. Syria is still the wild wild west. Or did you miss that part?
Posted by: Nevergiveup

And McCain isn't here to separate the good ones from the bad ones for us.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 14, 2021 02:02 PM (VVEnO)

188 >>Funny how the same people who deny the Holocaust are hot and horny for another one.


Yeah, I remember Mahmoud Ahmadinejad saying something like 'the Holocaus is a lie, annd it's a shame Hitler didn;t kill all of the Jews'. He's quite the denier/Jew hater.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 14, 2021 02:02 PM (bDqIh)

189 Gateway Pundit is more accurate than the legacy media.

I fact checked it.

Posted by: torabora at May 14, 2021 02:02 PM (eCWrU)

190 a brief lesson:
Jews : Capitalists
Capitalists : Evil
Ego...

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at May 14, 2021 02:02 PM (4a9Vv)

191 And McCain isn't here to separate the good ones from the bad ones for us.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 14, 2021 02:02 PM (VVEnO)
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Break out the Ouija boards...

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at May 14, 2021 02:03 PM (WGara)

192 Ergo, but yes.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2021 02:03 PM (4fSQf)

193 Me neither. I've never gotten a response--even a spitballin one whenever I ask.
Posted by: JoeF.

The left needs an enemy. I mean, that is the whole key to fascism, marxism, etc. It is how they explain the inequities in the world. Well, unfortunately, Jews are well positioned as the go-to enemy since they are in most countries and often in high profile industries, and they have their own culture separate from non-Jews.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at May 14, 2021 02:03 PM (kfFO8)

194 @RNCResearch

White House economic adviser Cecilia Rouse blames the bad April jobs report on Easter being in March this year...

Easter was on April 4.

https://tinyurl.com/yepd8occ




Posted by: Tami at May 14, 2021 02:04 PM (cF8AT)

195 186 Max Boot, Anthony Scaramucci, George Conway, Michael Steele, Evan McMullin, Mona Charen, Bill Weld, Mark Sanford.... What is this but a list of weird losers.
Posted by: redridinghood at May 14, 2021 02:02 PM (NpAcC)

It's a list of people applying for jobs at Grift, Inc.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2021 02:04 PM (4fSQf)

196 Well, people do shrink as they age.

Sure, but the chairs look normal sized for the people standing on the edges, did the Carters just get a bunch of unusually huge chairs or did the distortion ignore them for some reason?

Something hinky was going on there. Joe Biden wears a mask outdoors and making speeches from a podium for TV but not with ancient wizened friends?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 02:04 PM (KZzsI)

197 I think it's primarily envy, Christopher. The Left hates successful people and institutions (which, in general, the Jewish people and religion have been for thousands of years).

It's also the same reason that they hate Americans and America ...
Posted by: ShainS at May 14, 2021 01:57 PM (yVPr3)

That's too simplistic. It might be true for some though.
I think some anti-Semites try to hide it by saying they are only "anti-ISRAEL", so I think they gravitate to the Left because the Left is allowed to be ant-Semitic because most Jews are on the Left spectrum.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 14, 2021 02:04 PM (HrMC1)

198 talks, and a lot of the cash backers of the left are Jew-hating middle eastern oil types.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 02:00 PM (KZzsI)

That, or Jew hating "I'm not one of THOSE jews!" Jews.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 14, 2021 02:05 PM (6FeV1)

199 Look at what they are doing with China now. While the chinese are still bulldozing churches.
Posted by: its an op, m'kay, ops are bad, m'kay at May 14, 2021 02:00 PM (M/boc)

Reports had the Vatican working with Chyna to produce a CCP approved Bible. But hey, I guess just being in proximity to a Bible is good enough (well, the Pope did say it wouldn't be just Christians in Heaven didn't he). I guess as long as the tithes flow it is good enough.

Posted by: Bete at May 14, 2021 02:05 PM (Ojki1)

200 And, i'd observe that the Catholic Church took a lot of bad press over the whole Hitler's Pope thing.

The person shown in the "famous" photograph with Hitler was not Pious XII. It was the papal nuncio (ambassador) to Germany. Gee, what do ambassadors do? Pious XII assisted with intelligence efforts against Hitler and ultimately gave his support to an assassination attempt.

Posted by: Greyman27 at May 14, 2021 02:05 PM (RKLPC)

201 I'm thinking Valerie Plame should be made the face of this collection of assclowns.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at May 14, 2021 02:05 PM (2goRJ)

202 The "Who Are We" section of that screed needs a little editing- instead of we are "national, state, and local leaders" (leaders? really? I doubt anyone has heard of more than 6-10 of these dolts) -I suggest :
"A bunch of irrelevant, whiney losers who are full of ourselves and barely smart enough to realize our Never Trump grift is losing steam!"

Posted by: LASue at May 14, 2021 02:05 PM (Ed8Zd)

203 CDC now says that children under two should wear masks

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They're just now saying this after about 15 freaking months have gone by? It's almost like they're making it up as they go along.

Posted by: Lady in Black at May 14, 2021 02:06 PM (O+I8R)

204 Something hinky was going on there. Joe Biden wears a mask outdoors and making speeches from a podium for TV but not with ancient wizened friends?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 02:04 PM (KZzsI

That jumped out at me the second i saw that idiotic picture.
The only thing I can come up with is that they didn't pose for that picture and it's a terrible photoshop.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 14, 2021 02:06 PM (HrMC1)

205 Angry Moms Expose 'Pornographic' Passages from 'Woke' Books Assigned to 9th-Graders

Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2021 02:06 PM (RHGPo)

206 I still cannot work out the link up between the left and their Jew hate
Marx hated Jews too...so it is not a recent thing.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2021 02:06 PM (DpkTQ)

207 Is Col BearClaw on the list?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2021 02:06 PM (4fSQf)

208 Didn't McCloskey run as a GOP candidate for president in 1968? I recall (ugh) a Doonesbury cartoon where Zonker's mother was a delegate to the RNC convention and was the lone voice for McCloskey.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 14, 2021 02:06 PM (2JVJo)

209 I grabbed the whole list yesterday and started googling.

Of the first 50 names on the list, I was able to almost immediately find news articles from before 2020 where they had announced they were "done" with the GOP.

Of course Max Boot is on the list. As Ace notes, he "leaves" the GOP about once a month now.

These people are so arrogant that they think we care if a retired prosecutor from Seattle doesn't want to play in our sandbox anymore.

Posted by: wizardpc at May 14, 2021 02:06 PM (AAMIa)

210 I really wouldn't be surprised to see Joe Scarborough on that list, with a message "This time I'm serious, guys!"

Posted by: Axeman at May 14, 2021 02:06 PM (cI7Oj)

211 Something hinky was going on there. Joe Biden wears a mask outdoors and making speeches from a podium for TV but not with ancient wizened friends?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 02:04 PM (KZzsI

That jumped out at me the second i saw that idiotic picture.
The only thing I can come up with is that they didn't pose for that picture and it's a terrible photoshop.
Posted by: JoeF


Body double. Serious. Not joking.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2021 02:07 PM (OCTRt)

212 Well, people do shrink as they age.

I WAS IN THE POOL

Posted by: George Costanza at May 14, 2021 02:07 PM (v0R5T)

213 CDC now says that children under two should wear masks

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They're just now saying this after about 15 freaking months have gone by? It's almost like they're making it up as they go along.
Posted by: Lady in Black at May 14, 2021 02:06 PM (O+I8R)
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*touches left finger to nose*

*right finger points to LiB*

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at May 14, 2021 02:07 PM (WGara)

214 David Hogg
@davidhogg111
I feel the need to continue wearing my mask outside even though I'm fully vaccinated because the inconvenience of having to wear a mask is more than worth it to have people not think I'm a conservative

-
Don't worry, Dave. We've got your number.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 14, 2021 02:07 PM (VVEnO)

215 CDC now says that children under two should wear masks

What? As diapers??

This is incredibly stupid but the truly sad part is A LOT of parents of toddlers will go along.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 14, 2021 02:07 PM (HrMC1)

216 US Fedgov has troops in there right now, don't they?
Posted by: Methos
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Yes, near the Iraqi border.

Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 02:08 PM (+Vt0n)

217 This is my LAST time I'm quitting the Republican Party!

Posted by: Joe Scarborough at May 14, 2021 02:08 PM (cI7Oj)

218 Fun fact, Pete McCloskey ran against Richard Nixon in 1972 Repub primaries from the left while John Ashbrook ran against Nixon from the right. Neither one carried a state.

Posted by: whig at May 14, 2021 02:08 PM (pO7gM)

219 What is the correct term for a group of NeverTrumpers?

A grift of NeverTrumpers?

Posted by: spindrift at May 14, 2021 02:08 PM (h5TKJ)

220 >> CDC now says that children under two should wear masks



That is freakin' insane -- and abusive.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 14, 2021 02:08 PM (bDqIh)

221 CDC Quietly Admits The Death Toll From COVID Vaccines Is Greater Than Every Vaccine In The Last 20 Years COMBINED

Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2021 02:08 PM (RHGPo)

222 214 David Hogg
@davidhogg111
I feel the need to continue wearing my mask outside even though I'm fully vaccinated because the inconvenience of having to wear a mask is more than worth it to have people not think I'm a conservative

-
Don't worry, Dave. We've got your number.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 14, 2021 02:07 PM (VVEnO)

========

He's a normal young man, for sure.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 02:08 PM (LvTSG)

223 CDC is now a Banana Republic. Wear your undies on the outside.

Posted by: klaftern at May 14, 2021 02:08 PM (RuIsu)

224 And, i'd observe that the Catholic Church took a lot of bad press over the whole Hitler's Pope thing.

The person shown in the "famous" photograph with Hitler was not Pious XII. It was the papal nuncio (ambassador) to Germany. Gee, what do ambassadors do? Pious XII assisted with intelligence efforts against Hitler and ultimately gave his support to an assassination attempt.
==
to be clear, Hitlers Pope was a hatchet job.

its not good history at all.

Posted by: its an op, m'kay, ops are bad, m'kay at May 14, 2021 02:08 PM (by58+)

225 Ahem, I think you mean 4th party.

Posted by: The Coffee Party at May 14, 2021 02:08 PM (SVPcU)

226 stepping up in this fight for truth and integrity."

What? Nothing about "saving our democracy?"

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 14, 2021 02:08 PM (YqDXo)

227 One thing that should be pointed out though - the NAZIs murdered something like 12-20 million people in Germany and the areas they conquered (*NOT* counting WWII deaths), but Red China, the people currently controlling Biden, killed something like 100M of their own people.

People who sympathize with the NAZIs should be shunned. But why aren't we doing the same with people that sympathize with the Chinese government?


Posted by: 18-1

In our Lifetime we will see China complete the Ethnic cleansing of the UIGHURS, they are being sterilized and Forced to marry "Chinese" men.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at May 14, 2021 02:09 PM (dKiJG)

228 What is the correct term for a group of NeverTrumpers?

A grift of NeverTrumpers?
Posted by: spindrift at May 14, 2021 02:08 PM (h5TKJ)

A buffet of NTs?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 14, 2021 02:09 PM (6FeV1)

229 Maybe these NeverTrumpers forming a third party after years of decrying third parties is an admission amongst themselves that the left has wrested complete control of politics and the electoral system. Maybe theirs is the death rattle of the two party system as we know it.

Posted by: JROD at May 14, 2021 02:09 PM (0jZnq)

230 David Hogg
@davidhogg111
I feel the need to continue wearing my mask outside even though I'm fully vaccinated because the inconvenience of having to wear a mask is more than worth it to have people not think I'm a conservative

Thanks for confirming what we've believed ALL ALONG.
It's not about "SCIENCE", it's about POLITICS

Posted by: JoeF. at May 14, 2021 02:09 PM (HrMC1)

231 Gateway Pundit is reporting that Dominion in Arizona is refusing to give passwords for Maricopa County voting machines, but... Gateway Pundit is reporting so who the hell knows how accurate that is
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 01:49 PM (KZzsI)

Its true. Karen Fann (AZ Senate President) sent a letter to Maricopa County outlining exactly what the problems are. Maricopa/Dominion are stonewalling to try to run out the clock.

There are massive violations of both AZ and Federal law being exposed. No way Biden won Maricopa or Arizona. The only thing the left has (note: Maricopa's supervisors are 4 GOPe and 1 Donk) is attacking the auditors and refusing to cooperate. They are now looking at contempt of court.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert (Gringo fuertemente armado - Tempus belli) at May 14, 2021 02:09 PM (N3El/)

232 David Hogg
@davidhogg111
I feel the need to continue wearing my mask outside even though I'm fully vaccinated because the inconvenience of having to wear a mask is more than worth it to have people not think I'm a conservative not brain dead.
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FIFY, Dave.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at May 14, 2021 02:09 PM (WGara)

233 Is this important news?

Ann Althouse has reopened her blog to comments. Only her husband has taken up the offer, as far as I can tell.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at May 14, 2021 02:09 PM (mdjgu)

234 #179

Well yellow lives don't matter. At least to CCP.
There's a rumor 20 million cell phone #'s disappeared after kung flu outbreaks in Chi nah. Plus rumors of crematoria air pollution issues. And Wuhan hospital parking lot full ...etc. But how to confirm any of this?

In Cultural Revolution supposedly millions died. How does that get verified?

Posted by: torabora at May 14, 2021 02:09 PM (eCWrU)

235 More than 25% of Nobel prize winners through history were Jews, across all six awards; most of them back before the Nobel committee became a joke. 208 total, including nearly half the winners for Economics.

12 from Muslims, half of them in the 21st century, when the nobel committee really went off the rails.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 02:09 PM (KZzsI)

236 And, i'd observe that the Catholic Church took a lot of bad press over the whole Hitler's Pope thing.
Archbishop Galen was Hitler's most notable domestic political opponent - and was instrumental in making the NAZIs hide Aktion T-4, at least for a while.
Hitler of course mouthed being a Catholic for quite a while, but worked hard to sideline Christians in Germany...and had plans to kill the Pope.


Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2021 02:09 PM (DpkTQ)

237 I see they got Max Boot to sign. What a "get" that was.

Posted by: Scott at May 14, 2021 02:09 PM (QvuuX)

238 Biden Urges 'Kindness and Respect' for Vaccinated People Who Continue Wearing Masks Despite CDC Guidance
.. wait a minute .. he is talking about himself

Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2021 02:10 PM (RHGPo)

239 I feel the need to continue wearing my mask outside even though I'm fully vaccinated because the inconvenience of having to wear a mask is more than worth it to have people not think I'm a conservative
===
I'm a sosh not a greaser!!!!

it's like all you need to know about life, was in the book

THE OUTSIDERS

Posted by: its an op, m'kay, ops are bad, m'kay at May 14, 2021 02:10 PM (by58+)

240 What is the correct term for a group of NeverTrumpers?

A grift of NeverTrumpers?
Posted by: spindrift at May 14, 2021 02:08 PM (h5TKJ)
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A Flaming Dumpster of NeverTrumpers.

Posted by: Joe Scarborough at May 14, 2021 02:10 PM (cI7Oj)

241 Is Col BearClaw on the list?
Posted by: AlaBAMA

Lt. Col ?

They didn't promote him, did they ?

Posted by: JT at May 14, 2021 02:10 PM (arJlL)

242
Democrats and fake Republicans have been doing this for a long, long time.

Remember the group "Republicans For Kerry?"

Every election cycle.


Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at May 14, 2021 02:10 PM (bSMWf)

243 I want Hogg to keep his mask on too. I don't want to see that insect's face. The world thanks him.

Posted by: Lady in Black at May 14, 2021 02:10 PM (O+I8R)

244 Oooh, i got it!

A cabin of NTs!

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 14, 2021 02:10 PM (6FeV1)

245 How good is the riddence?

It is good.

Posted by: Axeman at May 14, 2021 02:10 PM (cI7Oj)

246 Ann Althouse has reopened her blog to comments. Only her husband has taken up the offer, as far as I can tell.

Attention whores need attention.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at May 14, 2021 02:10 PM (H5knJ)

247 We don't care. Just keep the devices moving.

Posted by: Apple at May 14, 2021 02:10 PM (eCWrU)

248 CDC now says that children under two should wear masks


If they won't keep it on then strangle them.

Posted by: CDC at May 14, 2021 02:10 PM (v0R5T)

249 David Hogg
@davidhogg111
I feel the need to continue wearing my mask outside even though I'm fully vaccinated because the inconvenience of having to wear a mask is more than worth it to have people not think I'm a conservative.

______________________

He's tasted penis.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 14, 2021 02:11 PM (Y5qcH)

250 My largest ethnic group in my mutt background is Danish, and they have gotten 11 Nobel Prizes, almost all of them before 1945

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 02:11 PM (KZzsI)

251 its not good history at all.

"Church of Spies" by Mark Riebling. Excellent book on the church's efforts against the Nazis before and during the war. Highly recommended!

Posted by: Greyman27 at May 14, 2021 02:11 PM (RKLPC)

252 Lather, riddence, repeat

Posted by: Axeman at May 14, 2021 02:11 PM (cI7Oj)

253 224 to be clear, Hitlers Pope was a hatchet job.

its not good history at all.
Posted by: its an op, m'kay, ops are bad, m'kay at May 14, 2021 02:08 PM (by58+)

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So, Hollywood probably has a script floating around.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 02:11 PM (LvTSG)

254 @davidhogg111
I feel the need to continue wearing my mask outside even though I'm fully vaccinated because the inconvenience of having to wear a mask is more than worth it to have people not think I'm a conservative



Because you're a fucking idiot.

Hope the damage from masks is real in your case.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 02:11 PM (Zz0t1)

255 Does color effect the virus?

Posted by: humphreyrobot at May 14, 2021 02:11 PM (QeenG)

256 221 CDC Quietly Admits The Death Toll From COVID Vaccines Is Greater Than Every Vaccine In The Last 20 Years COMBINED
Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2021 02:08 PM (RHGPo)

I shan't believe it. I shan't not

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2021 02:11 PM (4fSQf)

257
He's tasted penis.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 14, 2021 02:11 PM (Y5qcH)



We rate this as TRUE!

Posted by: Snopes! at May 14, 2021 02:11 PM (Zz0t1)

258 Of course Max Boot is on the list. As Ace notes, he "leaves" the GOP about once a month now.

I've actually read books by this guy--and he has a positive blurb on VDH's WW2 book

He really is a broken man.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 14, 2021 02:11 PM (HrMC1)

259 Ann Althouse has reopened her blog to comments. Only her husband has taken up the offer, as far as I can tell.

No, she still takes comments via email. I think she's just publishing them in the comments.

Posted by: Jocelyn Elders at May 14, 2021 02:12 PM (jOcSX)

260 David Hogg
@davidhogg111
I feel the need to continue wearing my mask outside even though I'm fully vaccinated because the inconvenience of having to wear a mask is more than worth it to have people not think I'm a conservative.

______________________

He's tasted penis.
==
No. He wishes that he has . . . its that pathetic.

Posted by: its an op, m'kay, ops are bad, m'kay at May 14, 2021 02:12 PM (by58+)

261 I don't care either. I can pollute there and pay so little I can finally make a profit without cooking the books. I never thought I would like rice so much.

Posted by: Elon Musk at May 14, 2021 02:12 PM (eCWrU)

262 @davidhogg111
I feel the need to continue wearing my mask outside even though I'm fully vaccinated because the inconvenience of having to wear a mask is more than worth it to have people not think I'm a conservative


Because you're a fucking idiot.

Hope the damage from masks is real in your case.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 02:11 PM (Zz0t1)

Have you seen his rat face? I'd look for any excuse to cover it up too, if I were him.

Posted by: LASue at May 14, 2021 02:13 PM (Ed8Zd)

263 241 Is Col BearClaw on the list?
Posted by: AlaBAMA

Lt. Col ?

They didn't promote him, did they ?
Posted by: JT at May 14, 2021 02:10 PM (arJlL)


My bad. I can't keep up with all the Democrats acting like GOP acting like conservatives.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2021 02:13 PM (4fSQf)

264 A Steaming Pile of Never Trumpers

Posted by: JoeF. at May 14, 2021 02:13 PM (HrMC1)

265 David Hogg
@davidhogg111
I feel the need to continue wearing my mask outside even though I'm fully vaccinated because the inconvenience of having to wear a mask is more than worth it to have people not think I'm a conservative



Virtue noted.

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at May 14, 2021 02:13 PM (6FcVy)

266 I shan't believe it. I shan't not


You shannot?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 02:13 PM (KZzsI)

267 233 Is this important news?

Ann Althouse has reopened her blog to comments. Only her husband has taken up the offer, as far as I can tell.
Posted by: Darrell Harris at May 14, 2021 02:09 PM (mdjgu)

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I'd be she is only approving her own and her husband's comments.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 02:13 PM (LvTSG)

268 Ann Althouse has reopened her blog to comments. Only her husband has taken up the offer, as far as I can tell.

I guess she found out the Franzia box really won't give you feedback when you talk to it.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 14, 2021 02:13 PM (2JVJo)

269 250 My largest ethnic group in my mutt background is Danish, and they have gotten 11 Nobel Prizes, almost all of them before 1945
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 02:11 PM (KZzsI)

Coincidence? I think not. Our expose on Christopher R Taylor ruined Danish people forever to be continued.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at May 14, 2021 02:13 PM (z5Vrg)

270 238 Biden Urges 'Kindness and Respect' for Vaccinated People Who Continue Wearing Masks Despite CDC Guidance
.. wait a minute .. he is talking about himself
Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2021 02:10 PM (RHGPo)

Notice here that there is an assumption that us non-maskers, non-vaxxers give a flying F about what anyone else does.

All I ask is that they leave me the F alone, don't give a shit what they do on their time.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at May 14, 2021 02:13 PM (KbCG3)

271 CDC Quietly Admits The Death Toll From COVID Vaccines Is Greater Than Every Vaccine In The Last 20 Years COMBINED
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But WHAT THE FCUK, LET'S OPEN IT UP TO 13 and OLDER!!!

Posted by: The FDA at May 14, 2021 02:13 PM (by58+)

272
I had a Professor, a good one who wouldn't be permitted to teach today. One of the two good ones I had.

He was a German-American, born in Bremen. He lived in Germany through the Nazi period and fled from it in the Communist period, so he could come teach me and other drunken youths to speak German.

One day, we were in class when a gangly, underweight little protest broke out near our classroom. There were people with signs, shrieking about a prominent holocaust denier who was speaking in our student-union building's atrium.

He closed the blinds on them, and proceeded to explain why the holocaust denier (whom he personally knew & hated) was more valuable to a free people than the ignorant, swinish mob that seeks to silence him.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 14, 2021 02:13 PM (Uh2oA)

273 Coincidence? I think not. Our expose on Christopher R Taylor ruined Danish people forever to be continued.

My shame is their shame

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 02:14 PM (KZzsI)

274 More than 25% of Nobel prize winners through history were Jews

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So they stole our Nobel prizes, did they?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 14, 2021 02:14 PM (VVEnO)

275 Mark Sanford.... What is this but a list of weird losers.
Posted by: redridinghood at May 14, 2021 02:02 PM (NpAcC)

Mark Sanford?

The guy that disappeared from a governorship for days to bang his foreign honeypot without telling anyone where he was going?

How the hell does someone like that show his face in public and not get driven off by a storm of rotten tomatoes.

Is that their moral exemplar?

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at May 14, 2021 02:14 PM (KRE4Q)

276 Can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.

Posted by: Josef Stolin at May 14, 2021 02:14 PM (eCWrU)

277 When did the term "Our democracy" come into vogue? It's like fingernails on a chalk board to me.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 14, 2021 02:14 PM (kTF2Z)

278 Steele away.

Posted by: Axeman at May 14, 2021 02:14 PM (cI7Oj)

279 So, Hollywood probably has a script floating around.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 02:11 PM (LvTSG)

They probably are hoping Gibson will make it so they can secretly get off on it while publicly beating up on a hated enemy at the same time.

Posted by: Bete at May 14, 2021 02:14 PM (Ojki1)

280 240 What is the correct term for a group of NeverTrumpers?

A lido deck of Nevertrumpers.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at May 14, 2021 02:15 PM (kfFO8)

281
233 Is this important news?

Ann Althouse has reopened her blog to comments. Only her husband has taken up the offer, as far as I can tell.
Posted by: Darrell Harris at May 14, 2021 02:09 PM (mdjgu


I guess the traffic from allowing comments does matter to her after all. I'd be tempted to say something there but nah.

Posted by: Buzzion at May 14, 2021 02:15 PM (War01)

282 Sure, the Nazis may have gotten carried away here and there, but those uniforms!

Posted by: Pete McCloskey at May 14, 2021 02:15 PM (guGkK)

283 When did the term "Our democracy" come into vogue? It's like fingernails on a chalk board to me.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 14, 2021 02:14 PM (kTF2Z)
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You are not of the body.

Posted by: Axeman at May 14, 2021 02:15 PM (cI7Oj)

284 I'm a sosh not a greaser!!!!

Yeah its high school interpersonal politics. And he's such a has-been. He and Greta should marry so they can get a publicity bump before being shelved in the Cindy Sheehan/Michael Moore section

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 02:15 PM (KZzsI)

285 CDC now says that children under two should wear masks



That is freakin' insane -- and abusive.
Posted by: Lizzy at May 14, 2021 02:08 PM (bDqIh)

Next up: DOGS IN MASKS!
Love,
Your not at all inconsistent or corrupt CDC

Posted by: LASue at May 14, 2021 02:16 PM (Ed8Zd)

286 Michael Steel. What a dumb putz.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at May 14, 2021 02:16 PM (guGkK)

287 206 I still cannot work out the link up between the left and their Jew hate
Marx hated Jews too...so it is not a recent thing.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2021 02:06 PM (DpkTQ)


And yet Jews played a crucial role in communist politics. Trotsky, Zinoviev, Kamenev in Russia, and here Mark Rudd characterized the SDS as "heavily Jewish."

https://www.markrudd.com/indexcd39.html

I really cannot reconcile these two observations.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 14, 2021 02:16 PM (YqDXo)

288 Where did I say that I was happy with *all* the Jews Hitler killed?

Posted by: Pete McCloskey at May 14, 2021 02:16 PM (cI7Oj)

289 Mark Sanford?

The guy that disappeared from a governorship for days to bang his foreign honeypot without telling anyone where he was going?
------------
And that's when "hiking the Appalachian Trail" entered the modern euphemism lexicon.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at May 14, 2021 02:16 PM (WGara)

290 214 David Hogg
@davidhogg111
I feel the need to continue wearing my mask outside even though I'm fully because the inconvenience of having to wear a mask is more than worth it to have people not think I'm a conservative

How's that pillow company coming along super businessman?

Posted by: Jak Sucio at May 14, 2021 02:16 PM (jvt6t)

291 274 More than 25% of Nobel prize winners through history were Jews.

Weather machines. Space lasers. That machine that turns Muslim children into matzo.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 14, 2021 02:16 PM (Y5qcH)

292 CDC now says that children under two should wear masks



That is freakin' insane -- and abusive.
Posted by: Lizzy at May 14, 2021 02:08 PM (bDqIh)



Didn't Ace have a pic of this a while back where they put a mask on a baby's face and cut out the eye holes?

Posted by: Snopes! at May 14, 2021 02:16 PM (Zz0t1)

293 Apparently, DarkSide has lost control of its servers and lost some money it made through ransom payments.

"A few hours ago, we lost access to the public part of our infrastructure, namely: Blog. Payment server. DOS servers," Darksupp, the operator of the Darkside ransomware, said.

Now, these servers are unavailable via SSH, and the hosting panels are blocked."

Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2021 02:17 PM (RHGPo)

294 Oh God I looked. Only her and her husband are allowed to comment. But if you email her she might post your comment too.

Posted by: Buzzion at May 14, 2021 02:17 PM (G2zl5)

295 And yet Jews played a crucial role in communist politics. Trotsky, Zinoviev, Kamenev in Russia

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 14, 2021 02:16 PM (YqDXo)
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... Marx,...

Posted by: Pete McCloskey at May 14, 2021 02:17 PM (cI7Oj)

296 When did the term "Our democracy" come into vogue? It's like fingernails on a chalk board to me.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 14, 2021 02:14 PM (kTF2Z)


Same here. It's so cloying, it's nauseating. And a code word for "communist agitprop."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 14, 2021 02:17 PM (YqDXo)

297 It is interesting to look at the data from COVID and COVID "vaccine" deaths. In the US

600K people died with COVID
4K People died after taking one of the vaccines
In neither case does this actually mean the cause of death was COVID or the vaccines...but since the numbers are essentially taken the same way, it means the vaccines are only 150x safer then just intentionally getting the disease which is...interesting. For comparison sake in the last few years 100-200 people have died yearly after taking the flu vaccine, so 20 to 40x less.



Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2021 02:17 PM (DpkTQ)

298
How's that pillow company coming along super businessman?
Posted by: Jak Sucio at May 14, 2021 02:16 PM (jvt6t)


He's already signed all rights away and removed his name from the abortion.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 02:17 PM (Zz0t1)

299 Is Col BearClaw on the list?
Posted by: AlaBAMA

Lt. Col ?

They didn't promote him, did they ?
Posted by: JT at May 14, 2021 02:10 PM (arJlL)


My bad. I can't keep up with all the Democrats acting like GOP acting like conservatives.
Posted by: AlaBAMA

Whew !

Posted by: JT at May 14, 2021 02:18 PM (arJlL)

300 I wonder if they'll name it the Douchebag Party?

Posted by: CSMBigBird at May 14, 2021 02:18 PM (jsWA8)

301 274 More than 25% of Nobel prize winners through history were Jews.

By ethnicity. Not by religion.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 14, 2021 02:18 PM (YqDXo)

302
Ann Althouse has reopened her blog to comments. Only her husband has taken up the offer, as far as I can tell.
Posted by: Darrell Harris

_________

Having told her comnenters to sod off because they were right-wing squatters, she's not likely to find many takers. Only toadies are acceptable to her.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 14, 2021 02:18 PM (mht8P)

303 When did the term "Our democracy" come into vogue? It's like fingernails on a chalk board to me.

--

I've been noticing this as well. It's all of the sudden everywhere when referencing our republic. But then again, 90% of the people in this country couldn't tell you what the difference was, let alone why we're one and not the other.

Posted by: Lady in Black at May 14, 2021 02:18 PM (O+I8R)

304 I really cannot reconcile these two observations.

Me either. And honestly there's nothing about Jewish theology that supports Marxism, unless you inject it into the teachings like dipstick Christians who do it like Pastor MA'AM from yesterday in the ELCA. The Torah is brutal on freeloaders and people who want to tear down virtue and leadership.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 02:18 PM (KZzsI)

305 Natalya Kaspersky, the founder and former CEO of security software firm Kaspersky Lab, made an explosive suggestion in an interview with Russian state-owned domestic news agency RIA Novosti that CIA hackers were actually behind the Colonial Pipeline attack

Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2021 02:18 PM (RHGPo)

306 286 Michael Steel. What a dumb putz.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at May 14, 2021 02:16 PM (guGkK)

well.....he still ain't black

-Resident Paste Eater

Posted by: Jak Sucio at May 14, 2021 02:18 PM (jvt6t)

307 I'd be she is only approving her own and her husband's comments.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 02:13 PM (LvTSG)
**********
I'm done with her. She's too wishy-washy for me.and she really has no common sense, she thinks she does, but she doesn't.

Posted by: redridinghood at May 14, 2021 02:18 PM (NpAcC)

308 I see they got Max Boot to sign. What a "get" that was.
Posted by: Scott at May 14, 2021 02:09 PM (QvuuX)



Rumor has it that Max Boot has already worn out three pairs of shoes leaving the Republican party so far.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at May 14, 2021 02:19 PM (guGkK)

309 Apparently, DarkSide has lost control of its servers and lost some money it made through ransom payments.

"A few hours ago, we lost access to the public part of our infrastructure, namely: Blog. Payment server. DOS servers," Darksupp, the operator of the Darkside ransomware, said.

Now, these servers are unavailable via SSH, and the hosting panels are blocked."
Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2021 02:17 PM (RHGPo)

Payback is a bitch. Retribution is a 400 pound bipolar who thinks you ate the last of the ice cream.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at May 14, 2021 02:19 PM (KRE4Q)

310 290 214 David Hogg
@davidhogg111
I feel the need to continue wearing my mask outside even though I'm fully because the inconvenience of having to wear a mask is more than worth it to have people not think I'm a conservative

How's that pillow company coming along super businessman?
Posted by: Jak Sucio at May 14, 2021 02:16 PM (jvt6t)


Leave no pillow unbitten.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 14, 2021 02:19 PM (YqDXo)

311 Full ship shock trials on the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 7 are set to begin within weeks. Commissioned in 2017, but with key systems incomplete, U.S. Navy leaders have repeatedly assured Congress and the public that the USS Ford would be ready before the forthcoming shock trials.

But with four of the USS Ford's seven critical lower-stage weapons elevators still unready for service, naval credibility is at stake. If the shock trials go forward, testing an incomplete ship, the Navy stands to miss a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fully validate the battle-hardiness of America's future carrier fleet in real-world conditions.

https://tinyurl.com/3wtdrdbh

Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 02:19 PM (+Vt0n)

312 More than 25% of Nobel prize winners through history were Jews.

By ethnicity. Not by religion.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 14, 2021 02:18 PM (YqDXo)
---
I believe the average IQ of an ethnic Jew is 115.

Or, in Ace;
+15 IQ Racial Bonus

Posted by: Pete McCloskey at May 14, 2021 02:19 PM (cI7Oj)

313
Rumor has it that Max Boot has already worn out three pairs of shoes leaving the Republican party so far.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at May 14, 2021 02:19 PM (guGkK)



They didn't like who he was, so he bought a new pair of shoes and walked like someone else.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 02:19 PM (Zz0t1)

314 Did they release their cuck platform? Logo of a stickperson in the supine position?

Posted by: Unkaren at May 14, 2021 02:19 PM (vGJY7)

315 I have no idea who most of the people signing that thing are. A few others have names I recognize without knowing who they actually are - like Negroponte, who I know was some sort of Bush Jr official, but I'll be damned if I could tell you what exactly he did. The ones that I do know are invariably embarrassing losers, like Michael Steele and Mark Sanford.

Never fails to make me laugh that Mark Sanford of all people got very self-righteous about Trump. When you get caught sneaking off to South America to visit your side piece and have your aides lie and say you're hiking the Appalachian Trail, you lose all fucking ability to take the moral high ground against anyone other than actual felons.

Posted by: radar at May 14, 2021 02:20 PM (3Zp/H)

316 Natalya Kaspersky, the founder and former CEO of security software firm Kaspersky Lab, made an explosive suggestion in an interview with Russian state-owned domestic news agency RIA Novosti that CIA hackers were actually behind the Colonial Pipeline attack
Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2021 02:18 PM (RHGPo)

Wouldn't be surprised.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at May 14, 2021 02:20 PM (KRE4Q)

317 imagine signing a list with the pedophiles of the lincoln project omg these people are something else

Posted by: DJ3Way at May 14, 2021 02:20 PM (bhPL1)

318 Althouse is not a very deep thinker. Her analysis of issues is not particularly important. She isn't a doctrinaire leftist but...there are hundreds of bloggers with deeper, richer takes.

But she does have, or had, some interesting commenters.
She better hope they didn't leave her for good.


Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2021 02:20 PM (DpkTQ)

319 I believe the average IQ of an ethnic Jew is 115

My guess is that stat is old and no longer as valid; young Jews are getting terrible educations today, too.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 02:20 PM (KZzsI)

320 Me either. And honestly there's nothing about Jewish theology that supports Marxism, unless you inject it into the teachings like dipstick Christians who do it like Pastor MA'AM from yesterday in the ELCA. The Torah is brutal on freeloaders and people who want to tear down virtue and leadership.

The entire history of Judaism is loaded with Jews who are not faithful to Judaism in any meaningful way. (Not that Christianity differs in this regard).

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at May 14, 2021 02:20 PM (H5knJ)

321 295 And yet Jews played a crucial role in communist politics. Trotsky, Zinoviev, Kamenev in Russia
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 14, 2021 02:16 PM (YqDX---
... Marx,...
Posted by: Pete McCloskey at May 14, 2021 02:17 PM (cI7Oj)


The Russian commies did have a hatred of their Russian Jewish commies. They didn't like them having some separate Jewish commie groups or something. I'm sure others have a better grasp of it than I do which is just going off what has been covered on The Revolutions podcast.

Posted by: Buzzion at May 14, 2021 02:20 PM (G2zl5)

322 Natalya Kaspersky, the founder and former CEO of security software firm Kaspersky Lab, made an explosive suggestion in an interview with Russian state-owned domestic news agency RIA Novosti that CIA hackers were actually behind the Colonial Pipeline attack
Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2021 02:18 PM (RHGPo)



Esta es el treason.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 02:21 PM (Zz0t1)

323 302
Ann Althouse has reopened her blog to comments. Only her husband has taken up the offer, as far as I can tell.
Posted by: Darrell Harris

_________

Having told her comnenters to sod off because they were right-wing squatters, she's not likely to find many takers. Only toadies are acceptable to her.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 14, 2021 02:18 PM (mht8P)

Has Salem bought her blog yet?

Posted by: Bete at May 14, 2021 02:21 PM (Ojki1)

324 BabylonBee: Kamala Harris Starting To Worry Biden Will Fully Destroy America Before She Even Gets A Chance

Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2021 02:21 PM (RHGPo)

325 Well Lovey, how much do we send? I love a good party.

Posted by: Thurston Howell III at May 14, 2021 02:21 PM (+oR7L)

326 Me either. And honestly there's nothing about Jewish theology that supports Marxism, unless you inject it into the teachings like dipstick Christians who do it like Pastor MA'AM from yesterday in the ELCA. The Torah is brutal on freeloaders and people who want to tear down virtue and leadership.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 02:18 PM (KZzsI)


Even on a crass, prosaic level, it makes no sense. Why would Jews want to redistribute wealth? They're oftentimes pretty successful, so they'd be rounded down. Other demographics would be rounded UP, and so supporting leftist redistributionist policies is rational.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 14, 2021 02:21 PM (YqDXo)

327 I think it's primarily envy, Christopher. The Left hates successful people and institutions (which, in general, the Jewish people and religion have been for thousands of years).

It's also the same reason that they hate Americans and America ...

Posted by: ShainS


Jews have a self-contained culture (or at least they did) that they've maintained for 5K years in the face of horrific persecution. They don't NEED the State or Leftists to run their lives. I think that's the primary reason Leftists hate them. They hate anyone who can live without them.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 14, 2021 02:21 PM (axcmk)

328 CDC now says that children under two should wear two masks

Posted by: Big Mask at May 14, 2021 02:22 PM (Tnijr)

329 The entire history of Judaism is loaded with Jews who are not faithful to Judaism in any meaningful way. (Not that Christianity differs in this regard).

Sadly true. For every true Christian in a church I think there's 4 false ones, sometimes. Jesus did say not to weed the patch though or you might tear up the wheat.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 02:22 PM (KZzsI)

330 When you get caught sneaking off to South America to visit your side piece and have your aides lie and say you're hiking the Appalachian Trail, you lose all fucking ability to take the moral high ground against anyone other than actual felons.
Posted by: radar at May 14, 2021 02:20 PM (3Zp/H)

I have more respect for pirates.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at May 14, 2021 02:22 PM (KRE4Q)

331 Here's an interesting Venn diagram idea:

One circle with the NT signers of this stupid manifesto
One circle with pedophiles

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at May 14, 2021 02:22 PM (guGkK)

332 CDC now says that children under two should wear two masks
Posted by: Big Mask at May 14, 2021 02:22 PM (Tnijr)


The CDC can shove the biggest thing they can find up their ass.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 02:22 PM (Zz0t1)

333 +15 IQ Racial Bonus
Ok, let's see how it does against my Scimitar +5 against infidels!

Posted by: Some Mostly Peaceful Gazan at May 14, 2021 02:22 PM (DpkTQ)

334 302

Ann Althouse has reopened her blog to comments.
.. I had to use my ancient AOL account to post there so I didn't do it often

Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2021 02:22 PM (RHGPo)

335
She better hope they didn't leave her for good.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2021 02:20 PM (DpkTQ)

_________

They have. An Althouse Refugees group was set up on Discord. Very enjoyable. No Ritmo, Inga, Howard or Chuck there.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 14, 2021 02:22 PM (mht8P)

336 Here's an interesting Venn diagram idea:

One circle with the NT signers of this stupid manifesto
One circle with pedophiles
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at May 14, 2021 02:22 PM (guGkK)

O

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 14, 2021 02:23 PM (6FeV1)

337
One circle with the NT signers of this stupid manifesto
One circle with pedophiles
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at May 14, 2021 02:22 PM (guGkK)



The circle is coming from INSIDE THE HOUSE!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 02:23 PM (Zz0t1)

338 318 Althouse is not a very deep thinker. Her analysis of issues is not particularly important. She isn't a doctrinaire leftist but...there are hundreds of bloggers with deeper, richer takes.
But she does have, or had, some interesting commenters.
She better hope they didn't leave her for good.
Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2021 02:20 PM (DpkTQ)

=========

I saw her as an interesting look at Mid-Western wine mom thinking.

Overdone, oblivious to much of reality, prone to selective memory, and heavily reliant on certain class markers.

I wasn't reading her for illumination on any issues, but for illumination on a mushy-headed kind of thinking.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 02:23 PM (LvTSG)

339 One circle with the NT signers of this stupid manifesto

One circle with pedophiles

That's a circle dammit!

Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2021 02:23 PM (DpkTQ)

340 302
Ann Althouse has reopened her blog to comments. Only her husband has taken up the offer, as far as I can tell.
Posted by: Darrell Harris


ace should go tell her he nutted again

Posted by: x4 at May 14, 2021 02:23 PM (oA+QO)

341 258 Joe F.
There is a smaller group within NT'ers, not all of them certainly, pushing Invade the World to establish democracies and Invite the World via open borders. Boot is one of them as was McCain and some others. Now, the popularity of this type of military intervention is declining rapidly in the US and the return of open borders with a vengeance is spurring a backlash so that even Biden's lackeys are having to do damage control and dare not speak its name.

Boot is now a man without a party with a precarious media perch that is a persona non grata in academia, poisonous to most think tanks due to donors, and no one cares about his books of pontifications anymore.

Posted by: whig at May 14, 2021 02:23 PM (pO7gM)

342 One circle with the NT signers of this stupid manifesto
One circle with pedophiles


I thought a Venn Diagram was supposed to have two circles

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 02:23 PM (KZzsI)

343 322 Esta es el treason.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 02:21 PM (Zz0t1)

=========

Correct.

Reporting on CIA crimes is treason.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 02:24 PM (LvTSG)

344 Althouse never did anything for me. Neither did Little Green Snotballs.

Posted by: Lady in Black at May 14, 2021 02:24 PM (O+I8R)

345 Althouse is not a very deep thinker. Her analysis of issues is not particularly important. She isn't a doctrinaire leftist but...there are hundreds of bloggers with deeper, richer takes.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2021 02:20 PM (DpkTQ)
---
She wrote all that I read from her and she still voted for Obama, Clinton, and (I think) Biden.

So many people act like there's an inherent virtue in voting Democrat, and they like to blast that signal out there.

Posted by: Axeman at May 14, 2021 02:24 PM (cI7Oj)

346 What is the correct term for a group of NeverTrumpers?

A grift of NeverTrumpers?
Posted by: spindrift at May 14, 2021 02:08 PM (h5TKJ)

A buffet of NTs?
Posted by: Warai-otoko


A congress of NeverTrumpers.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2021 02:24 PM (OCTRt)

347 The circle is coming from INSIDE THE HOUSE!!!
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 02:23 PM (Zz0t1)

And the senate, too!

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 14, 2021 02:24 PM (6FeV1)

348 What maked it even better is we can sell toddler masks with Disney characters on them for 3 time the cost of a regular mask.

Posted by: Big Mask at May 14, 2021 02:24 PM (Tnijr)

349 The Russian commies did have a hatred of their Russian Jewish commies. They didn't like them having some separate Jewish commie groups or something. I'm sure others have a better grasp of it than I do which is just going off what has been covered on The Revolutions podcast.
Posted by: Buzzion at May 14, 2021 02:20 PM (G2zl5)


Russians have a long history of anti-Semitism, but Trotsky, Kamenev, and Zinoviev were all way up in the Soviet Communist Party.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 14, 2021 02:24 PM (YqDXo)

350 15 IQ Racial Bonus
Ok, let's see how it does against my Scimitar +5 against infidels!
==
turns out, it works pretty well. See comment above about spreading rumor of ground invasion through tunnels causing massing of scimitar handling doofi in said tunnels, to be meet with intense aerial bombardment of said tunnels, containing doofi.

Posted by: intelligence it just makes things work better at May 14, 2021 02:25 PM (v5muY)

351 A midden heap of Never Trumpers

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Confuzzled at May 14, 2021 02:25 PM (xPJvm)

352 I mean, pedos only like little kids and I think most of the Lincoln Project prefers tweens and junior high kids.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 02:25 PM (KZzsI)

353 I thought a Venn Diagram was supposed to have two circles
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

Its a keto-Venn.

Posted by: JT at May 14, 2021 02:25 PM (arJlL)

354 But she does have, or had, some interesting commenters.
She better hope they didn't leave her for good.


There was a true dumbass named Garage Mahal, who reflexively blamed Republicans for everything up to and including his impacted bowels and spent most of his time predicting that Scott Walker was about to be frog-marched out of office.

And The Crack MC made some interesting comments from time to time, but his angry black man schtick aged faster than Ray Jay Johnson.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 14, 2021 02:25 PM (2JVJo)

355 With Joe we have a Necromacy.

Posted by: klaftern at May 14, 2021 02:25 PM (RuIsu)

356 A twat.

A twat of Never Trumpers.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 02:25 PM (Zz0t1)

357 I saw her as an interesting look at Mid-Western wine mom thinking.

Overdone, oblivious to much of reality, prone to selective memory, and heavily reliant on certain class markers.

I wasn't reading her for illumination on any issues, but for illumination on a mushy-headed kind of thinking.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 02:23 PM (LvTSG)

So like a Seth Rogan film.

Posted by: Bete at May 14, 2021 02:25 PM (Ojki1)

358 The left: Why are you crazy conspiracy people so obsessed with pedophilia?!?
Also the left: LOVE IS LOVE H8TERS!
Also, also the left: This charge that Matt Gaetz had *SEX* with women he wasn't *MARRIED TO* is serious! We can't have a man like that in congress!

Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2021 02:25 PM (DpkTQ)

359 CDC now says that children under two should wear two masks
Posted by: Big Mask at May 14, 2021 02:22 PM (Tnijr)



So. The adults are gonna be be-bopping around without masks on while their toddlers and babies have to put them on? Cool.

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 14, 2021 02:26 PM (Ez6QX)

360 Meep meep Motherfuckinghamsterfuckers!

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 14, 2021 02:26 PM (ALf1x)

361 Europeans and Joooo hate...

Posted by: kraken at May 14, 2021 02:26 PM (g0UUA)

362 What is the correct term for a group of NeverTrumpers?

A grift of NeverTrumpers?
Posted by: spindrift at May 14, 2021 02:08 PM (h5TKJ)

A buffet of NTs?
Posted by: Warai-otoko


A congress of NeverTrumpers.
Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2021 02:24 PM (OCTRt)


A circlejerk.

Posted by: Jocelyn Elders at May 14, 2021 02:26 PM (jOcSX)

363 Trotsky, Kamenev, and Zinoviev were all way up in the Soviet Communist Party.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 14, 2021 02:24 PM (YqDXo)

Until they weren't.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 14, 2021 02:26 PM (6FeV1)

364 238 Biden Urges 'Kindness and Respect' for Vaccinated People Who Continue Wearing Masks Despite CDC Guidance
.. wait a minute .. he is talking about himself
Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2021 02:10 PM (RHGPo)



What the F does Joe know about kindness and respect for anyone?

Posted by: Gref at May 14, 2021 02:26 PM (AMIL/)

365 Damn it, off, sock!

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at May 14, 2021 02:26 PM (jOcSX)

366 A Privvy of NeverTrump.

Posted by: Axeman at May 14, 2021 02:26 PM (cI7Oj)

367 Hey nurse... Top 'O the Meep to You!!

Posted by: kraken at May 14, 2021 02:27 PM (g0UUA)

368
I'm proud to announce that 1% of my newest and best pillow's proceeds will go to blacks in Biafra... It'll help them be less white or some other dumb shit like that.

Anyway, please send me money.

Posted by: David Hogg, CEO - BightPillow at May 14, 2021 02:27 PM (Uh2oA)

369 Hiya Nurse !

Happy Friday !

Posted by: JT at May 14, 2021 02:27 PM (arJlL)

370 Althouse has not reopened comments guys. Well she has, just for her and her husband and any sycophant that emails her and begs like a puppy to have their comment posted.

Posted by: Buzzion at May 14, 2021 02:27 PM (War01)

371 A Bush of NTers.

Posted by: Bete at May 14, 2021 02:27 PM (Ojki1)

372 CEO - BightPillow


Ok, that shit's funny right there.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 02:27 PM (Zz0t1)

373 A keto dieter who couldn't spell was kicked off Twitter for wanting to "eliminate cerbs".

Posted by: Axeman at May 14, 2021 02:28 PM (cI7Oj)

374 Hiya JT!
I need to find the proper response to "have you been vaccinated?"

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 14, 2021 02:28 PM (ALf1x)

375 >>> A twat.

A twat of Never Trumpers.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 02:25 PM (Zz0t1)


A namble of never trumpers.

Posted by: banana Dream at May 14, 2021 02:28 PM (Fq1gB)

376
meep, meep

Posted by: will choose a nic later at May 14, 2021 02:28 PM (bTQ72)

377 Althouse never did anything for me. Neither did Little Green Snotballs.
Posted by: Lady in Black

Wasn't that a Springsteen song ?

Posted by: JT at May 14, 2021 02:28 PM (arJlL)

378 So, Hollywood probably has a script floating around.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 02:11 PM (LvTSG)


They've already tilled that ground.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Statement_(film)

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 14, 2021 02:28 PM (n+4am)

379 Stalin was planning on murdering the Jews in the Soviet Union in 52. "Unfortunately" for him he died right before he could finish the plan for his Holocaust...I've seen a few articles attribute his death to "mistakes" made by one of his Jewish doctors.
INSTANT KARMA.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2021 02:28 PM (DpkTQ)

380 A garbage dump of NeverTrump.

Posted by: Axeman at May 14, 2021 02:29 PM (cI7Oj)

381 Althouse is someone that can recognize reality but choose to live in her own adopted fantasy world of her blog--her expressions on law via her blog were trivial and based on muh feels rather than solid legal analysis. Dunno about her scholarly writings as her blog postings on the matter put me right off reading them.

She became relevant due to an accident of history when the overheated reaction against Scott Walker and the legislature by Dems went live. In essence, most of the resistance tactics and deep state over reach (John Doe subpoenas) came about during that time which later went national against Trump. The weak responses to the Dems during the crisis by Republicans, especially to the deranged John Doe probe, probably gave impetus to do that same song and dance of lawfare against Trump, rightly figuring that the Republicans would turn and flee.

Walker himself did the same in 2018 with fraud from Milwaukee and Madison reminiscent of 2020. He capitulated without a fight.

Posted by: whig at May 14, 2021 02:29 PM (pO7gM)

382 I need to find the proper response to "have you been vaccinated?"

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 14, 2021 02:28 PM (ALf1x)

Remember that scene in blazing saddles where Mongo punches the horse?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 14, 2021 02:29 PM (6FeV1)

383 Biden Urges 'Kindness and Respect' for Vaccinated People Who Continue Wearing Masks Despite CDC Guidance
.. wait a minute .. he is talking about himself
Posted by: SMOD

What the F does Joe know about kindness and respect for anyone?
Posted by: Gref


I refuse to extend kindness and respect to my morally inferiors.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2021 02:29 PM (OCTRt)

384 Heya kraken!
I'm sitting outside for a few minutes. It's simply gorgeous.

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 14, 2021 02:29 PM (ALf1x)

385 359 CDC now says that children under two should wear two masks
Posted by: Big Mask at May 14, 2021 02:22 PM (Tnijr)


So. The adults are gonna be be-bopping around without masks on while their toddlers and babies have to put them on? Cool.
Posted by: Jordan61 at May 14, 2021 02:26 PM (Ez6QX)

So we are trying to create Generation Menendez. That seems...questionable.

Posted by: Bete at May 14, 2021 02:29 PM (Ojki1)

386 Trotsky, Kamenev, and Zinoviev were all way up in the Soviet Communist Party.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 14, 2021 02:24 PM (YqDXo)

But were they religious or just Jewish in name only. I'm going to guess they weren't a part of the Jewish only commie groups and that is why they secured their positions.

Posted by: Buzzion at May 14, 2021 02:30 PM (War01)

387 But with four of the USS Ford's seven critical lower-stage weapons elevators still unready for service, naval credibility is at stake. If the shock trials go forward, testing an incomplete ship, the Navy stands to miss a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fully validate the battle-hardiness of America's future carrier fleet in real-world conditions.

https://tinyurl.com/3wtdrdbh

Posted by: SMH


Welp, back to the drawing board, boys.

HEY! I know, let's make a Littoral Combat Ship! That way every article in the Navy Times and in the Naval Institute Press can use the word "Littoral" a billion times!

Fucking Navy.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 14, 2021 02:30 PM (axcmk)

388 Trotsky, Kamenev, and Zinoviev were all way up in the Soviet Communist Party.
Hey comrades, does anyone have any aspirin, I have a splitting headache!

Posted by: Trotsky at May 14, 2021 02:30 PM (DpkTQ)

389
stepping up in this fight for truth and integrity.

Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 14, 2021 02:30 PM (63Dwl)

390
I need to find the proper response to "have you been vaccinated?"

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 14, 2021 02:28 PM (ALf1x)



"Cram it up your cramhole" doesn't work for you?

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 14, 2021 02:30 PM (n+4am)

391 nood palis

Posted by: runner at May 14, 2021 02:30 PM (V13WU)

392
Yeah, Israel tricked the hell out of Hamas. They put out, in media, that they were launching a ground attack, and followed up with more deception. This tricked Hamas fighters into going into the tunnels, to come out and attack Israeli tanks.

Israel, knowing where the tunnels are, then launched a massive bombardment to collapse the tunnels. They even mowed the survivors down as they came running out of the tunnels.

Beautiful set up.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 14, 2021 02:30 PM (Mzdiz)

393 2021 02:29 PM (pO7gM)

382 I need to find the proper response to "have you been vaccinated?"

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 14, 2021 02:28 PM (ALf1x)

Remember that scene in blazing saddles where Mongo punches the horse?
Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 14, 2021

How about " Have you been Gelded???"

Posted by: kraken at May 14, 2021 02:30 PM (g0UUA)

394 I need to find the proper response to "have you been vaccinated?"

Posted by: nurse ratched


I identify as vaccinated.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2021 02:30 PM (OCTRt)

395 I need to find the proper response to "have you been vaccinated?"

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 14, 2021 02:28 PM (ALf1x)

---
Yes. (I was vaccinated as a lad)

Posted by: Axeman at May 14, 2021 02:31 PM (cI7Oj)

396 A keto dieter who couldn't spell was kicked off Twitter for wanting to "eliminate cerbs".

================\

what'ss with the eliminationist rhetoric?

Posted by: I identify as a carb at May 14, 2021 02:31 PM (M/boc)

397 Meep meep Motherfuckinghamsterfuckers!
-------------
Kind of insulting that she thinks this is physically possible

Posted by: Dave in Fla at May 14, 2021 02:31 PM (5p7BC)

398 With the Turkish restaurant next door blasting Arab music, their customers sitting in cars out front with hijabs on and all the millennial kids wearing masks, it's starting to feel a little like a scene from Zero Dark Thirty around here.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 14, 2021 02:31 PM (vfI29)

399 I need to find the proper response to "have you been vaccinated?"

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 14, 2021 02:28 PM (ALf1x)



lutsch meinen Schwanz

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 02:31 PM (Zz0t1)

400 I need to find the proper response to "have you been vaccinated?"
That's the worst pickup line I've ever heard you sicko!

Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2021 02:31 PM (DpkTQ)

401 I need to find the proper response to "have you been vaccinated?"
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I don't discuss private medical information. Its unprofessional.

Posted by: because it is at May 14, 2021 02:32 PM (M/boc)

402 is it true Bidens inflation plan is $3B in spending?

Posted by: will choose a nic later at May 14, 2021 02:33 PM (bTQ72)

403 Althouse never seemed very bright or interesting. At all. Always puzzled she would put her "thoughts" out for the public, or that anyone would bother with them.

"The German War" is very very good. The author was really a specialist in the history of children and families in the Third Reich, his source material led him to write the book. Among my favorite little things that come out of it - Allied bombing of Germany was a factor in almost everything, especially every challenge and problem, faced by Germans in the final years of the war. It comes up constantly in their letters and diaries. One of the many nice refutations of some of the glib assertions of the Strategic Bombing Survey that have bubbled up through the years.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 14, 2021 02:33 PM (OTzUX)

404 I need to find the proper response to "have you been vaccinated?"

HIPPA baby, HIPPA !

Posted by: will choose a nic later at May 14, 2021 02:33 PM (bTQ72)

405 Russians have a long history of anti-Semitism, but Trotsky, Kamenev, and Zinoviev were all way up in the Soviet Communist Party.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 14, 2021 02:24 PM (YqDXo)

So were a lot of Georgians for that matter.

I think all of Stalin's inner circle were minorities--Georgian, Armenian ,Jewish.

Molotov may have been ethnic Russian.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 14, 2021 02:34 PM (HrMC1)

406 I need to find the proper response to "have you been vaccinated?"


"For HPV. Got $20?"

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 14, 2021 02:34 PM (YA914)

407 I liked Althouse because she occasionally focused on topics that weren't necessarily of interest to more political blogs, but which I found interesting.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at May 14, 2021 02:34 PM (jOcSX)

408
Althouse never did anything for me. Neither did Little Green Snotballs.
Posted by: Lady in Black

Wasn't that a Springsteen song ?
Posted by: JT


Johnny Mellonhead

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 14, 2021 02:35 PM (63Dwl)

409 I'm a fake vanilla ice cream white.Do we get racial bonus too?

Posted by: humphreyrobot at May 14, 2021 02:35 PM (QeenG)

410 the Navy stands to miss a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fully validate the battle-hardiness of America's future carrier fleet in real-world conditions.

https://tinyurl.com/3wtdrdbh
Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 02:19 PM



I bet all their mandated tranny-celebration training has been validated, though.

Posted by: Bert G at May 14, 2021 02:36 PM (sAW0o)

411 I'm fairly knowledgeable re politics and recognized maybe 10% of the names, none of whom are conservatives. A list including perjurer Michael Hayden and the pathetic Michael Chertoff isn't one I'd like to be on.

Posted by: ejochs at May 14, 2021 02:37 PM (lSFMQ)

412 Bill O'Reilly????

Posted by: Barry Davis at May 14, 2021 02:42 PM (Rv791)

413 An obsession of Never Trumpers

Posted by: No One of Consequence at May 14, 2021 02:46 PM (CAJOC)

414 In this world-wide trial of these 'Experimental Vaccines for Covid-19', my wife and I are part of the Control Group.

Posted by: ChrisP at May 14, 2021 02:48 PM (dacO6)

415 "Ann Althouse has reopened her blog to comments. Only her husband has taken up the offer, as far as I can tell."

Basically, any comment goes directly into full moderation.

She then choses which (if any) comment she choses to move to the 'comments' section, and make visible to readers.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at May 14, 2021 02:49 PM (S7VTO)

416 Hmm digging through my brother's old baseball cards and he has some that, well they are asking for like 800 on Ebay for them like several Mark MaGwire rookie cards, etc.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 02:50 PM (KZzsI)

Shocking: Fauci Admits That At Least 40%, and Maybe As High as 50%, of His Own Agency's Employees are Refusing to Get the Vaccine

A lot of government pressure -- and some rumors of actual legal coercion -- to get you to take the vaccine, while government employees, who could be ordered to get vaccinated as a condition of their employment, refuse and are permitted to refuse.

Fauci firs says "a little bit over half" of his agency is vaccinated, then says "probably sixty percent."

Sixty percent is not "a little bit" over half.

I take the first as more likely to be truthful, and I take his edging that up to sixty percent as a dishonest attempt to cover up for his first more-truthful estimate, after he realized the implications of it.

Rachel Walensky of the CDC refused to even answer! So you know the CDC is just as unvaccinated, or even more so!

I was pro-vaccine until this.

These people are engaging in a public pressure campaign to get other people to take the vaccine while refusing to do so themselves?! There is only one reasonable conclusion to draw from this!

Walensky is merely "encouraging" her staffers at the CDC to get vaccinated, while proposing "vaccine passports" to mandate that the rest of us do?!

Posted by: Ace at 01:20 PM




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1 Surely not first?

Posted by: Lord Squirrel at May 14, 2021 12:21 PM (ZIoLS)

2 They hate Scienz.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Only 24 total COVID related deaths in the military since 2019 at May 14, 2021 12:21 PM (wCgji)

3 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 12:21 PM (Zz0t1)

4 Never getting the damn thing. Ever.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 14, 2021 12:21 PM (nxdel)

5 Hopefully, all the poo stays in the last thread.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 12:21 PM (Zz0t1)

6 First?

Posted by: Azjaeger at May 14, 2021 12:22 PM (C5g+n)

7 Anyone trying that hard to get you to do something should set off every alarm you got.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2021 12:22 PM (4fSQf)

8 whoa! First! I think that's the second time I've ever managed that.

The nojabforme.info website pretty much cured me of any desire whatsoever to get the "vaccine." I'll roll the dice and take my chances. Fortunately, my employer has not mandated it, though they do encourage it.

Posted by: Lord Squirrel at May 14, 2021 12:22 PM (ZIoLS)

9 Hah! I even beat Sponge!

Posted by: Lord Squirrel at May 14, 2021 12:22 PM (ZIoLS)

10 Walensky is merely "encouraging" her staffers at the CDC to get vaccinated, while proposing "vaccine passports" to mandate that the rest of us do?!

There's no pleasure in making your employees get the shot.

The real orgasmic pleasure comes from forcing the serfs to get the shot.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 14, 2021 12:22 PM (2JVJo)

11 I remember months back when the 2 mRNA vaccines were first coming out in bulk, the "first responders" and medical personnel in Riverside and LA Counties (as I recall) were refusing to get it in such numbers that the powers that be were meeting to "re-allocate" the supply. Have not followed things since then.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 14, 2021 12:23 PM (OTzUX)

12 Huh. So they push it, but won't take it. Did the CDC hire a bunch of ignorant rubes, or do they know something we aren't being told?

Posted by: Bete at May 14, 2021 12:23 PM (Ojki1)

13 Me thinks you doth protest too much and all that.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2021 12:23 PM (4fSQf)

14 Uh oh......

Moderna Chief Medical Officer Confirms mRNA Injection For COVID-19 Can Change Your Genetic Code

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 12:23 PM (Zz0t1)

15 11th.... Twice as good as first.

As for the vaccine... They can stuff it.

Posted by: Pork Soda at May 14, 2021 12:23 PM (N+Cig)

16 To the surprise of no one...

Posted by: Greyman27 at May 14, 2021 12:23 PM (RKLPC)

17 Makes you wonder what's in that stuff?

Posted by: CN at May 14, 2021 12:23 PM (ONvIw)

18 No interest in participating in an mRNA trial on a national scale. Hard pass. End of story.

Posted by: Silver Bullet at May 14, 2021 12:24 PM (koG+n)

19
Lemme put a little bit over half of my AIDS in you.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 14, 2021 12:24 PM (pNxlR)

20 After the disgusting Victory Lap by The Junta this morning, they can suck it.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at May 14, 2021 12:24 PM (jvt6t)

21 On-topic: Where's that Ivermectin thread from a couple of days ago, please? Anyone remember?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Only 24 total COVID related deaths in the military since 2019 at May 14, 2021 12:24 PM (wCgji)

22 Hypocrites, all.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at May 14, 2021 12:24 PM (HaL55)

23 14 Uh oh......

Moderna Chief Medical Officer Confirms mRNA Injection For COVID-19 Can Change Your Genetic Code
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 12:23 PM (Zz0t1)


Guessing it might make you and idiot and more likely to vote liberal?

Or maybe turns you into a lizard person.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2021 12:24 PM (4fSQf)

24 What "victory lap"?

Posted by: rhomboid at May 14, 2021 12:24 PM (OTzUX)

25 News you can use....roughly 4 hours after I got my second dose.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at May 14, 2021 12:24 PM (Obdic)

26 A good pusher knows not to sample the product...

Posted by: Lord Squirrel at May 14, 2021 12:24 PM (ZIoLS)

27 Walensky is merely "encouraging" her staffers at the CDC to get vaccinated, while proposing "vaccine passports" to mandate that the rest of us do?!

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CDC is somebody. We're little people.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 12:25 PM (LvTSG)

28 Hah! I even beat Sponge!
Posted by: Lord Squirrel at May 14, 2021 12:22 PM (ZIoLS)


Leave me alone you bully!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 12:25 PM (Zz0t1)

29 DeWine is holding a million dollar lotto once a week for five weeks.
Just have to be vaccinated to be eligible to win.

Posted by: Fool Otto at May 14, 2021 12:25 PM (DB16e)

30 Fauci is probably trying to figure some way to get Leftist mob hitmen to take out Rand Paul and get it blamed on white supremacists

Pray for Rand Paul.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 14, 2021 12:25 PM (k39e/)

31 The Opposition is losing mass support (more accurately, getting even less popular cause they never did have mass support) on all fronts but it's not as obvious as it should be because they control the media so people are hesitant to display disapproval at this point as they aren't sure about the consequences of doing so.

Posted by: Azjaeger at May 14, 2021 12:25 PM (C5g+n)

32 Don't worry about what we do...just do what we say.

Posted by: BignJames at May 14, 2021 12:25 PM (AwYPR)

33 Or maybe turns you into a lizard person.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2021 12:24 PM (4fSQf)

====

Most likely radically increases your chances for cancer a few years from now.

Posted by: Lord Squirrel at May 14, 2021 12:25 PM (ZIoLS)

34 I'm just waiting until the "vaccine" is shown to be harmful and then they pivot from "you have to take this" to "its all Trump's fault" being for it before they were against it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 12:25 PM (KZzsI)

35 I used to get flu shots every year. I'm not "anti-science" which is a bullshit term. But these people and their hysterics are making me feel better and better about not being a part of the beta test for their injection.

Posted by: banana Dream at May 14, 2021 12:25 PM (Fq1gB)

36 Pretty sure most of CDC is white supremacists. Someone should tell Garland.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 14, 2021 12:26 PM (/MaDp)

37 Anyone trying that hard to get you to do something should set off every alarm you got.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2021 12:22 PM (4fSQf)


THIS

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 14, 2021 12:26 PM (Ez6QX)

38 Well, they're not science experts like Biden, Neil "Mow" Degrasse Tyson, and Bill Nye.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 14, 2021 12:26 PM (VVEnO)

39 As has been said, anyone that would take an experimental, emergency use authorized only vaccine is, shall we say, adventurous.

Especially for a virus with a 99.99 recovery rate for everyone save the very old and infirm.

Or alternatively...

The only thing that's not a scam is the virus itself.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 14, 2021 12:26 PM (qmgN2)

40 28 Hah! I even beat Sponge!
Posted by: Lord Squirrel at May 14, 2021 12:22 PM (ZIoLS)

....

Friday First Fistbump

Posted by: TexasDan at May 14, 2021 12:26 PM (ohOLP)

41 Remember that only bigots and antivaxxers wear masks now. If you see someone wearing a mask you need to confront them about why they didn't get vaccinated. Checkmate libtards.

Posted by: james at May 14, 2021 12:26 PM (PvswE)

42 23 inserts "fragments" is what I read.

Posted by: CN at May 14, 2021 12:26 PM (ONvIw)

43 Your a chick. In a bar.

Some dude walks up with a drink and says here, I got this for you.

You decline, thinking he's just a well intentioned but clueless person.

He's says, no..drink it.

You say no.

He's demands you drink it.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2021 12:26 PM (4fSQf)

44 the total COVID-19 death rate + increase in mortality due to needed health care being delayed + increase in mortality due to increases in mental health disorders = About 1.1 Million deaths.

Not the 550k listed China Flu deaths.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 14, 2021 12:26 PM (yrol0)

45 FOLLOW THE SCIENCE!!!!!


Maybe those reluctant employees are doing so???

Posted by: Gref at May 14, 2021 12:27 PM (AMIL/)

46 watched a video a few months back from an army commander...reassuring families of soldiers that the soldiers would not be forced into receiving vaccines.....new video came out this week where the commander assured families that if their soldier(s) did not get the vaccine...they would not be granted leave.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl at May 14, 2021 12:27 PM (CqHIp)

47 Is there a single institution - government or major industrial/commercial - that is not, on balance, hypocritical or deceitful?

I'm coming up empty.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2021 12:27 PM (Jsjd7)

48 So 40-50% of NIH and FDA employees are "anti-vaxxers"?

To be fair, they have access to a lot more information and data than you do, so they can make informed decisions.

You, on the other hand, need to get vaccinated.

Posted by: The Rev. Dr. Anthony Fauci at May 14, 2021 12:27 PM (/2aWP)

49 ALL IS WELL!!!!!

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at May 14, 2021 12:27 PM (H5knJ)

50 Hah! I even beat Sponge!
Posted by: Lord Squirrel at May 14, 2021 12:22 PM (ZIoLS)

Leave me alone you bully!!!
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 12:25 PM (Zz0t1)

It's cool. I was just shocked that I managed to get FIRST! We all know you are FIRST at being FIRST!

Posted by: Lord Squirrel at May 14, 2021 12:27 PM (ZIoLS)

51 If you see someone wearing a mask you need to confront them about why they didn't get vaccinated.

Karens get vaccinated AND wear masks. More than one.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 12:27 PM (KZzsI)

52
Guessing it might make you and idiot and more likely to vote liberal?

Or maybe turns you into a lizard person.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2021 12:24 PM (4fSQf)


My father, who has had a brain hemorrhage causing some mental issues in the past, got the vaccine a couple months ago. My step mother told my wife that he's starting to act very strange. He woke up the other day, walked into the living room and said "What is this place?" She reminded him that it was their home for the last 13 years and she was his wife. He walked around for a while, checking out every room before he determined everything was fine and went back to normal.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 12:27 PM (Zz0t1)

53 For what it's worth (probably not much), I got both vaccines.

The Moderna and the Phizer.

And yeah, I know you are not supposed to get both.

Sue me.

Pretty much zero side effects from both.

No reported case of Covid.

Just two cents worth.

Posted by: Just some moron in a hotel at May 14, 2021 12:27 PM (vvMhI)

54 Anyone trying that hard to get you to do something should set off every alarm you got.
Fauxchi wasn't even polite. He just said we were supposed to "do what we're told."
Ex-squeeze me? Hate to tell you this bub, but I don't do anything that has the potential to harm me. LOLGF.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at May 14, 2021 12:27 PM (HaL55)

55
Vaxxed or axxed

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 14, 2021 12:28 PM (pNxlR)

56 Is Ivermectin available at a Farm and Fleet type store that has horsie and cattle stuff?

HCQ might be tougher. I think that was the "orange m and m" anti malarial given in the military.

Posted by: Common Tater at May 14, 2021 12:28 PM (O/Ao+)

57 I got the vaccine - Pfizer. I'm not dead yet. I have enough underlying health issues that you wouldn't be able to blame the vaccine even if I died.

Posted by: zmdavid at May 14, 2021 12:28 PM (xqRaG)

58
It's cool. I was just shocked that I managed to get FIRST! We all know you are FIRST at being FIRST!
Posted by: Lord Squirrel at May 14, 2021 12:27 PM (ZIoLS)


Oh.

I thought you were physically beating me.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 12:28 PM (Zz0t1)

59 Gee, people in the medical field who understand the drug trial process do not want to be part of a worldwide stage 3 trial for an injection using mRNA that killed all the animals that were part of a SARS vax trial in 2012? Color me shocked.

Also... the new "Indian strain" is resistant to the current injections. Get ready for monthly "vaccine updates," I mean "vaccine patches."

Posted by: vyx at May 14, 2021 12:28 PM (rEgFA)

60 43 Your a chick. In a bar.
Some dude walks up with a drink and says here, I got this for you.
You decline, thinking he's just a well intentioned but clueless person.
He's says, no..drink it.

You say no.

He's demands you drink it.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2021 12:26 PM (4fSQf)

you say no again

He says humm guess a BJ is out of the question

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 14, 2021 12:28 PM (yrol0)

61 >>> After the disgusting Victory Lap by The Junta this morning, they can suck it.
Posted by: Jak Sucio at May 14, 2021 12:24 PM (jvt6t)


What happened this morning?

Posted by: banana Dream at May 14, 2021 12:28 PM (Fq1gB)

62 51 If you see someone wearing a mask you need to confront them about why they didn't get vaccinated.

Karens get vaccinated AND wear masks. More than one.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 12:27 PM (KZzsI)

==========

"WHY ARE YOU HOUSING WATER DROPLETS FULL OF COVID RIGHT NEXT TO YOU MOUTH AND NOSE?! ARE YOU INSANE?!"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 12:28 PM (LvTSG)

63 24 What "victory lap"?
Posted by: rhomboid at May 14, 2021 12:24 PM (OTzUX)

Saw a headline somewhere (looking for link) that joe & Kum-ala were celebrating being so gosh darned good and you don't have to wear masks if vaccinated....and can even shake hands or hug.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at May 14, 2021 12:28 PM (jvt6t)

64 Because ball-park guesses is exactly what you want from medical 'authorities', right?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 14, 2021 12:28 PM (nI1Kq)

65 34 I'm just waiting until the "vaccine" is shown to be harmful and then they pivot from "you have to take this" to "its all Trump's fault" being for it before they were against it.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 12:25 PM (KZzsI)

Parties switched sides and it was the old Democrats what are now Republicans who are for it.

The now Democrats were against it...despite being the same people they were as the old Democrats.

Look, slavery was the Repubs fault and so is anything bad from the jab, OK? Lets not worry about "labels" and digging into finding old votes and statements.

Posted by: Bete at May 14, 2021 12:29 PM (Ojki1)

66 I learned a LONG time ago that if the Left says they want something to happen, fight like fuck to make sure it does not.

Posted by: ... at May 14, 2021 12:29 PM (VQQAx)

67 Anyone trying that hard to get you to do something should set off every alarm you got.

Posted by: AlaBAMA


Especially when every other economic, political, regulatory, and social idea they have for you has been bad.

Posted by: t-bird at May 14, 2021 12:29 PM (KDCRD)

68 Apparently this Fauci guy has no internal filter or skill in diplomacy. I can't wait to see him come out wrapped in a feather boa, sashaying up to the podium and singing "it's raining men, hallelujah, it's raining men!"

Posted by: Dr. Bone at May 14, 2021 12:30 PM (2goRJ)

69 ====

Most likely radically increases your chances for cancer a few years from now.
Posted by: Lord Squirrel at May 14, 2021 12:25 PM (ZIoLS)



There are multiple doctors out there saying this exact thing.

In the next 3 to 5 years, watch the cancer rates.......

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 12:30 PM (Zz0t1)

70 I had Covid at the end of March, so I can't get the vaccine before July. That said, I don't want it until at least a year has passed. There are no mention of side effects, especially in the long term. I'm fairly healthy - run/bike every day - so I'll take my chances until i see the data.

Besides, a lot of my friends in the medical field aren't rushing to get the vaccine either.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at May 14, 2021 12:30 PM (VWp7G)

71 One of the tells for me that there actually is no Commie/Nazi takeover by force imminent is that people like Trump and Rand Paul and the like dont appear worried or afraid to speak against the Opposition.

Posted by: Azjaeger at May 14, 2021 12:30 PM (C5g+n)

72 rhromboid, I asked you at the end of the last thread, so you might not have seem it, if you think Israel is going to take decisive action or if this just more bluster?

Posted by: TC at May 14, 2021 12:31 PM (PQKGQ)

73 Never getting the damn thing. Ever.
Posted by: Jewells45

___

Hooah *fistbump*
How are you doing?
Saw you bounce early on the ONT due to being depressed.

Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 12:31 PM (+Vt0n)

74 Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt

There is a paper out that shows the COVID injection has crossed the blood/brain barrier and COULD create prions, which means dementia/ Alzheimers.

https://tinyurl.com/swpa8

They just don't know. There are NO long term studies on this.

FYI, prions are at the heart of Mad Cow disease. They turn your brain into a sponge.

Posted by: vyx at May 14, 2021 12:31 PM (kFA7a)

75 Why is Fauci the point man in this dumpster fire?

Isn't there a US Surgeon General position held by somebody?

What is it you would say he does here?

Posted by: Common Tater at May 14, 2021 12:31 PM (O/Ao+)

76 Is Ivermectin available at a Farm and Fleet type store that has horsie and cattle stuff?

Yes. Tractor Supply is what I looked at. Tons of the stuff.

Posted by: t-bird at May 14, 2021 12:31 PM (lIIT7)

77 39 As has been said, anyone that would take an experimental, emergency use authorized only vaccine is, shall we say, adventurous.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 14, 2021 12:26 PM (qmgN2)

I stunned a boss by saying I know my mask doesn't do anything as it, to use British slang" does exactly what is says on the tin.

Apparently she never read the box that the masks come in before. But she knows they must be effective, cause it is a thing over her face.

Posted by: Bete at May 14, 2021 12:31 PM (Ojki1)

78 "I was pro-vaccine until this.

These people are engaging in a public pressure campaign to get other people to take the vaccine while refusing to do so themselves?! There is only one reasonable conclusion to draw from this!"

You're a racist, sexist, homophobic bigot that hates science? Sorry, it's the only answer I'm programmed to give when queried about what's wrong with independent thinkers.

Posted by: NPC leftist at May 14, 2021 12:31 PM (iXpLo)

79 My guess is that Fauci has no actual data on how many agency employees have taken the vaccine. It's made up numbers.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at May 14, 2021 12:31 PM (H5knJ)

80 As far as I'm concerned, I don't care if people wear the mask around me or not.

I'd prefer they don't, but my opinion stopped being worth much about a year ago.

Don't care if they get the vaccine either.

I'd recommend it, but that's just a recommendation.

Do as you see fit.

Posted by: Just some moron in a hotel at May 14, 2021 12:32 PM (vvMhI)

81 I had Covid at the end of March, so I can't get the vaccine before July. That said, I don't want it until at least a year has passed.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at May 14, 2021 12:30 PM (VWp7G)



What was the treatment? Cuz, natural antibodies are MUCH better than the vaccine.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 12:32 PM (Zz0t1)

82 There are now questions coming up about the long term vaccine effects on populations such as elderly with dementia/dementia proclivity, potential impact on people with a tendency for stroke and with heart disease. That's just the beginning. None of this is surprising. You can rush the vaccine into use, you can't rush the research and this is the normal cycle.

Posted by: Marcus T at May 14, 2021 12:32 PM (VpIIl)

83
Isn't there a US Surgeon General position held by somebody?

What is it you would say he does here?
Posted by: Common Tater


He goes and gets his fookin' shine box when faucial says to.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 14, 2021 12:32 PM (pNxlR)

84 They just don't know. There are NO long term studies on this.

Sure there are. But they just started and haven't concluded yet. I'll wait.

Posted by: t-bird at May 14, 2021 12:32 PM (lIIT7)

85 So - lets say you take this mRNA stuff, and your body becomes trained to attack the dreaded "spike protein". What happens when somebody just decides to release a shit pot of the spike protein into the atmosphere - not even attached to a virus ?

Posted by: Silver Bullet at May 14, 2021 12:32 PM (koG+n)

86 "WHY ARE YOU HOUSING WATER DROPLETS FULL OF COVID RIGHT NEXT TO YOU MOUTH AND NOSE?! ARE YOU INSANE?!"
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 12:28 PM (LvTSG)


Got handed a free pack of face diapers this morning when I got my shot and had nothing to do other than read the fine print on the package while waiting the 15 minutes before I could leave. Was amazed to read "Single use only. Discard after use", no I really was. Mine is completely filthy from visiting construction sites and the strap is held on with a paper clip. What can I say, I'm an engineer, but I'm pretty sure it it is not doing me the least bit of good.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at May 14, 2021 12:32 PM (Obdic)

87 It seems that if you're worried about such things, you shouldn't touch a government employee with a ten foot pole.

Unless it's a pike.

Posted by: Grudge Harbor at May 14, 2021 12:32 PM (uhPTO)

88 81
What was the treatment? Cuz, natural antibodies are MUCH better than the vaccine.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 12:32 PM (Zz0t1)

=========

Non-GMO and gluten free.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 12:32 PM (LvTSG)

89 Anyone trying that hard to get you to do something should set off every alarm you got.
Fauxchi wasn't even polite. He just said we were supposed to "do what we're told."
Ex-squeeze me? Hate to tell you this bub, but I don't do anything that has the potential to harm me. LOLGF.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy
___

That shit didn't work when my parents tried it, won't work with these yahoos either.

Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 12:33 PM (+Vt0n)

90 It's almost like they're trying to confuse people on purpose.

Posted by: zmdavid at May 14, 2021 12:33 PM (xqRaG)

91 63 24 What "victory lap"?
Posted by: rhomboid at May 14, 2021 12:24 PM (OTzUX)

Saw a headline somewhere (looking for link) that joe & Kum-ala were celebrating being so gosh darned good and you don't have to wear masks if vaccinated....and can even shake hands or hug.
Posted by: Jak Sucio at May 14, 2021 12:28 PM (jvt6t)

Well, I can't find what I saw this morning, so I will retract until located.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at May 14, 2021 12:33 PM (jvt6t)

92 Not the 550k listed China Flu deaths.
Or the 29,000 with no co-morbitities who actually died of Covid.

Posted by: Greyman27 at May 14, 2021 12:33 PM (RKLPC)

93 68 Apparently this Fauci guy has no internal filter or skill in diplomacy. I can't wait to see him come out wrapped in a feather boa, sashaying up to the podium and singing "it's raining men, hallelujah, it's raining men!"
Posted by: Dr. Bone at May 14, 2021 12:30 PM (2goRJ)


Aw man, you just ruined the surprise at the UNC Commencement!

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at May 14, 2021 12:33 PM (PiwSw)

94 We're from the CDC and we want to help. Now just soak in that marinade for a few hours.

Posted by: Wicked Witch From Hansel and Gretel at May 14, 2021 12:33 PM (VVEnO)

95 How do they know which employees are vaccinated and which are not? Even in this Nazi age, medical records such as vaccinations are private. An employee could voluntarily disclose it, but did they take a survey of all employees? Dr. Gollum is just talking out of his ass as usual. I do think it's relevant, however, that his out-of-his-ass estimate is only 50%.

Posted by: Elric Blade at May 14, 2021 12:33 PM (enXj9)

96 >>>What was the treatment? Cuz, natural antibodies are MUCH better than the vaccine.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt


They gave me an inhaler for my lungs, but otherwise, rest and aspiring. I have natural antibodies, which some say I'm immune, but others say no.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at May 14, 2021 12:33 PM (VWp7G)

97 If my own parents can't convince me, you don't have an ice cube's chance in hell.

Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 12:34 PM (+Vt0n)

98 There is a paper out that shows the COVID injection has crossed the blood/brain barrier and COULD create prions, which means dementia/ Alzheimers.
https://tinyurl.com/swpa8

They just don't know. There are NO long term studies on this.
FYI, prions are at the heart of Mad Cow disease.


Well, that's comforting.....

They turn your brain into a sponge.
Posted by: vyx at May 14, 2021 12:31 PM (kFA7a)



You say that like it's a bad thing.....

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 12:34 PM (Zz0t1)

99 If you're interested in the source of some of those nicknames the history of English podcast is episode 117 and it starts about 43 minutes in. 46minutes is when he gets into the details.

https://tinyurl.com/47kb975m

Posted by: Buzzion at May 14, 2021 12:34 PM (G2zl5)

100 >>> It seems that if you're worried about such things, you shouldn't touch a government employee with a ten foot pole.

Unless it's a pike.
Posted by: Grudge Harbor at May 14, 2021 12:32 PM (uhPTO)


halberds >> pikes

Posted by: banana Dream at May 14, 2021 12:34 PM (Fq1gB)

101 If my own parents can't convince me, you don't have an ice cube's chance in hell.
Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 12:34 PM (+Vt0n)



F*CK the police!!!!

Posted by: Ice Cube at May 14, 2021 12:34 PM (Zz0t1)

102 Aspirin, not aspiring. Duh.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at May 14, 2021 12:34 PM (VWp7G)

103 Isn't there a US Surgeon General position held by somebody?

What is it you would say he does here?
Posted by: Common Tater


That everyone should masturbate more often!

Posted by: Jocelyn Elders at May 14, 2021 12:34 PM (jOcSX)

104 79 My guess is that Fauci has no actual data on how many agency employees have taken the vaccine. It's made up numbers.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at May 14, 2021 12:31 PM (H5knJ)

Nah. He heard it was like 42% so he rounded up to 50ish and then realized that still sounded bad and spouted out the 60% number.

Posted by: Fool Otto at May 14, 2021 12:35 PM (DB16e)

105 Plugs and Knee Pads got the placebo.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 14, 2021 12:35 PM (5cd/T)

106 57 I got the vaccine - Pfizer. I'm not dead yet. I have enough underlying health issues that you wouldn't be able to blame the vaccine even if I died.
Posted by: zmdavid at May 14, 2021 12:28 PM (xqRaG)

Given that no matter what someone died from if they had the Rona it was a Rona death (motorcycle crash but had Rona? Rona is cause of death) it is only "fair" if every death of someone what had the jab is counted as a jab death.

And the left loves being "fair", yes?

Posted by: Bete at May 14, 2021 12:35 PM (Ojki1)

107 I would have presumed that working in the same building as Fauci would give you immunity to almost everything.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at May 14, 2021 12:35 PM (4a9Vv)

108 >>>They turn your brain into a sponge.
Posted by: vyx


Biden received ten vaccinations!

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at May 14, 2021 12:35 PM (VWp7G)

109 Aspirin, not aspiring. Duh.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at May 14, 2021 12:34 PM (VWp7G)
++++
We either aspire to be aspirin, or once did...

Posted by: All the other NSAIDs at May 14, 2021 12:35 PM (Jsjd7)

110
They gave me an inhaler for my lungs, but otherwise, rest and aspiring. I have natural antibodies, which some say I'm immune, but others say no.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at May 14, 2021 12:33 PM (VWp7G)



Throw you in a room full of Covid with a vaccinated person, I'm betting on you being better off.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 12:35 PM (Zz0t1)

111 Dems are pretty nervous about the new CDC guidelines on masks. Its means the "emergency" is over, making their big government spending and control harder to pass.

Posted by: WisRich at May 14, 2021 12:35 PM (TrAyK)

112 They gave me an inhaler for my lungs, but otherwise, rest and aspiring. I have natural antibodies, which some say I'm immune, but others say no.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at May 14, 2021 12:33 PM (VWp7G)

I would say you are immune.

Posted by: Just some moron in a hotel at May 14, 2021 12:36 PM (vvMhI)

113 Two classes of people... them, and us.

Posted by: kraken at May 14, 2021 12:36 PM (g0UUA)

114 Yes, you're first.

And stop calling me 'Shirley'.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 14, 2021 12:36 PM (UHVv4)

115 Plugs and Knee Pads got the placebo.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory
___

Important folks get the placebo.

Everyone else...
Good luck.

Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 12:36 PM (+Vt0n)

116 Well, that's comforting.....

They turn your brain into a sponge.
Posted by: vyx


I haven't noticed a difference.

Posted by: Joe Biden at May 14, 2021 12:36 PM (Lt1JN)

117 This is not reassuring.

Posted by: Portlandon at May 14, 2021 12:36 PM (+oR7L)

118 Resist!

Posted by: f'd at May 14, 2021 12:36 PM (Tnijr)

119 Mine is completely filthy from visiting construction sites and the strap is held on with a paper clip. What can I say, I'm an engineer, but I'm pretty sure it it is not doing me the least bit of good.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at May 14, 2021 12:32 PM (Obdic)


You're so lucky to have a paper clip.
All I had was a rusty wire.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 14, 2021 12:36 PM (axyOa)

120 80 Just so,
You are a very sane and smart person in evaluating risk versus reward.

Posted by: whig at May 14, 2021 12:37 PM (pO7gM)

121 Trump tested positive.

Went to Walter Reed for less than 48 hours.

Was back at work Monday morning.......

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 12:37 PM (Zz0t1)

122 Important folks get the placebo. ...
Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 12:36 PM (+Vt0n)
+++++
Placebo - Every You and Every Me
https://youtu.be/OMaycNcPsHI

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2021 12:37 PM (Jsjd7)

123 These people are engaging in a public pressure campaign to get other people to take the vaccine while refusing to do so themselves?! There is only one reasonable conclusion to draw from this!

Walensky is merely "encouraging" her staffers at the CDC to get vaccinated, while proposing "vaccine passports" to mandate that the rest of us do?!


Now check the number of border crashers forced to get the vaccine.

That number is zero. 0.

Why?

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2021 12:37 PM (OCTRt)

124 You say that like it's a bad thing.....
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 12:34 PM (Zz0t1)


*tries to imagine what it's like having a brain like Sponge*

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 14, 2021 12:37 PM (Ez6QX)

125 halberds >> pikes

Pikes have more reach

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 12:37 PM (KZzsI)

126 We either aspire to be aspirin, or once did...
Posted by: All the other NSAIDs at May 14, 2021 12:35 PM (Jsjd7)


Damn right.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 14, 2021 12:37 PM (5cd/T)

127
You're so lucky to have a paper clip.
All I had was a rusty wire.
Posted by: Diogenes at May 14, 2021 12:36 PM (axyOa)


So, YOU'RE the back alley abortion doctor they keep talking about.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 12:37 PM (Zz0t1)

128 Remember when being opposed to the President and his policies was cool?

Posted by: f'd at May 14, 2021 12:37 PM (Tnijr)

129 The CDC has been all over the place on Covid. They're useless. They're a fund raising agency intended to push a leftist agenda.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 14, 2021 12:38 PM (k39e/)

130 >>> Isn't there a US Surgeon General position held by somebody?

What is it you would say he does here?
Posted by: Common Tater at May 14, 2021 12:31 PM (O/Ao+)


Isn't that trollish dress-wearing dude from MI the SG?

Posted by: banana Dream at May 14, 2021 12:38 PM (Fq1gB)

131 Really surprised they didn't push the whole 'strain mutation' thing harder and earlier.

I think people were just sick of it all by the time they ginned up that little pile of dogshit.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2021 12:38 PM (4fSQf)

132
*tries to imagine what it's like having a brain like Sponge*
Posted by: Jordan61 at May 14, 2021 12:37 PM (Ez6QX)



I wouldn't wish that on anybody.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 12:38 PM (Zz0t1)

133 The real tell will be at the end of this year, when the flu season kicks in and new coronaviruses appear.

When they tested the SARS vax on ferrets, they all died when they were exposed to the virus in nature. It's called ADE-- the mRNA causes an increased immune response when the disease shows up, and that increased immune response can potentially lead to death.

So far, there have been 3200 deaths caused by the injection on the VAERS site. This is a self reporting site, and the estimate that only a small number are reported. During the swine flu epidemic, when there were 50 deaths, the vax was stopped.

Posted by: Vyx at May 14, 2021 12:38 PM (h1hWo)

134 120 80 Just so,
You are a very sane and smart person in evaluating risk versus reward.
Posted by: whig at May 14, 2021 12:37 PM (pO7gM)

***

Thanks. I try.

Posted by: Just some moron in a hotel at May 14, 2021 12:38 PM (vvMhI)

135 lol Sponge.

Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 12:38 PM (+Vt0n)

136 121 Trump tested positive.

Went to Walter Reed for less than 48 hours.

Was back at work Monday morning.......
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 12:37 PM (Zz0t1)

=========

His bounce back is probably one of the major reasons he actually won the election.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 12:39 PM (LvTSG)

137 *strikes a pose*

"Dissent is the highest form of Patriotism!"

--Hillary Clinton

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at May 14, 2021 12:39 PM (PiwSw)

138 >>> halberds >> pikes

Pikes have more reach
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 12:37 PM (KZzsI)

You haven't seen my halberd.

Posted by: banana "long halberd" Dream at May 14, 2021 12:39 PM (Fq1gB)

139 Food tasted better without the virus... really my only annoying issue...

Posted by: kraken at May 14, 2021 12:39 PM (g0UUA)

140 Now Switzerland, which has been the hedge in Europe against the euro, has without notice canceled its entire run of currency they call the 8th series which includes the 1,00SF note which has been perhaps the #1 large note used in hoarding.

The notes are NO LONGER legal tender and they are giving everyone until October 30th, to deposit them or lose 100%.

Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2021 12:39 PM (RHGPo)

141 "Fauxchi wasn't even polite. He just said we were supposed to "do what we're told."


Used to be Faux News, now Fauxi News ... and yeah, why was he ever leading this "Pandemic" effort? (because he was a grifter from way back, stealing other virology research and patenting/profiting from it and getting BigGov to attack any challengers).

bitchute link
https://tinyurl.com/u47e955

Posted by: illiniwek at May 14, 2021 12:39 PM (Cus5s)

142 I'm imagining a lawsuit bigger than OxyContin.

Posted by: Marcus T at May 14, 2021 12:39 PM (sOXXq)

143 Trump tested positive.

Went to Walter Reed for less than 48 hours.

Was back at work Monday morning.......
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 12:37 PM (Zz0t1)


Still pretty skeptical that Trump really had the China virus.

Posted by: TC at May 14, 2021 12:39 PM (PQKGQ)

144 There is only one reasonable conclusion to draw from this!
==
I drew unreasonable conclusions a long time ago. Now they look reasonable.

Kinda like being an early adopter of Trump. Its seems impossible, and yet, look at where we wind up . . .
I'm just sayin'.

Posted by: I know your sensitive to the conspiracy theory thing and yet at May 14, 2021 12:39 PM (Rouui)

145 "I was pro-vaccine until this."

I'm still in the "will wait, and assess my risk of catching the disease as low, and not feeling pressured" camp.

I see my doctor on Monday. I think that's a very good question to ask him: "What fraction of the health-care pros in this facility have been vaccinated?"

Hard to be "pro-vaccine" when there are so many different vaxes, from so many different companies, that were all rushed to get something out quick.

Posted by: Apply gp Directly To Forehead at May 14, 2021 12:39 PM (qpX6U)

146 FYI, prions are at the heart of Mad Cow disease. They turn your brain into a sponge.
Posted by: vyx at May 14, 2021 12:31 PM (kFA7a)

FIRST

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 14, 2021 12:40 PM (yrol0)

147 Mine is completely filthy from visiting construction sites and the strap is held on with a paper clip. What can I say, I'm an engineer, but I'm pretty sure it it is not doing me the least bit of good.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at May 14, 2021 12:32 PM (Obdic)


You're so lucky to have a paper clip.
All I had was a rusty wire.
Posted by: Diogenes


Rusty wire? Damned high faluting people.
All I had was tetanus to hold it in place.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2021 12:40 PM (OCTRt)

148 Pikes have more reach
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 12:37 PM (KZzsI)


Beep Beep

Posted by: Commander Christopher Pike at May 14, 2021 12:40 PM (PiwSw)

149 From my understanding, the antibodies from both the vaccine and having Covid will fade over time. T-cells, on the other hand, have long genetic memories and from my understanding, having Covid programs the T cells to kill along with antibodies as a supplement for a time. T-cells also at least for SARS which is a cousin of the current Covid, apparently gives some long term immunity to variants.

Unclear whether vaccines actually do the same thing in these cases as I haven't spent the time looking up studies and much of the T cell reaction to new variants of Covid by people who had it in the past will take time to actually evaluate.

Posted by: whig at May 14, 2021 12:40 PM (pO7gM)

150 *strikes a pose*

"Dissent is the highest form of Patriotism!"

--Hillary Clinton


Depends are the highest form of Absorption.

Posted by: t-bird at May 14, 2021 12:40 PM (Lt1JN)

151 I was, personally, on the fence about the vaccine until I heard Francis Collins talk to F. Chuck Todd on Meet the Press last month.

While he got the vaccine, and his wife got the shot as well, and he's urging his employees at NIH to take it too, he cannot mandate anything until the FDA approves the vaccines. When Todd asked him when that might happen, Collins said he didn't know, and that the approval process could take a long time.

That told me all I need to know. Not afraid to take it, and I'll take it if my company mandates it (a man needs to eat), but I've got no intention of doing so on my own volition until the FDA approves it.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at May 14, 2021 12:40 PM (mdjgu)

152 no more masks in St. Louis. at lease for now.

Posted by: chango lot at May 14, 2021 12:40 PM (g741k)

153 I suspect it is not so much that these people are ahem anti vax. They just dont see the point in getting a vaccine against something they have virtually no chance of getting very sick or dying from.

Im on the same page. Ive probably already had Covid and even if I havent Im not really in a rush to get a vaccine. I dont have a great reason. I never get a flu shot either. I also very rarely take any OTC drugs. And most of my friends are kind of in the same boat. The ones who are vaccined did it because Instagram influencers convinced them theyd kill old people if they didnt get it.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at May 14, 2021 12:40 PM (UPoLF)

154
Still pretty skeptical that Trump really had the China virus.
Posted by: TC at May 14, 2021 12:39 PM (PQKGQ)



Agreed. However, the left and dems were pretty adamant that he was going to die......

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 12:41 PM (Zz0t1)

155 FYI, prions are at the heart of Mad Cow disease.


Who knew my ex had prions?

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2021 12:41 PM (OCTRt)

156 Hate to tell you this bub, but I don't do anything that has the potential to harm me. LOLGF.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy



Things a somebody at the hq has never said nefore
___

Posted by: Y5 at May 14, 2021 12:41 PM (ETo5l)

157 I had Covid at the end of March, so I can't get the vaccine before July. That said, I don't want it until at least a year has passed.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp

Your T cell immunity may very well last years. You still have both short and long term antibodies. I know someone who has antibodies after 13 months. She is tested by her job.

Kroger has a COVID antibody test for $25. If you have antibodies you DO NOT NEED the injection. Natural immunity to this is the best case scenario.

Posted by: Vyx at May 14, 2021 12:41 PM (rEgFA)

158 Spongiform Sponge??? Is that like a Runcible Spoon??

Posted by: kraken at May 14, 2021 12:41 PM (g0UUA)

159 You were pro-vaccine before this, Ace?! wtf
Publius' old mama is being browbeaten by her doctor. She and her 93-year-old husband have been CCP-virus free for well over a year. They aren't going to be guinea pigs for what is still an experimental vaccine.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess - #SuperStraight at May 14, 2021 12:41 PM (Mzdiz)

160
I used to get flu shots every year. I'm not "anti-science" which is a
bullshit term. But these people and their hysterics are making me feel
better and better about not being a part of the beta test for their
injection.


I'm sorta the opposite. Used to get them pretty much every year when I had h/c insurance, but fell out of the habit because broke. Got a flu shot in Feb just a few weeks before the ChiCom WuFlu hit our shores. Was in bed for three days afterwards (Oh yeah. Now I remember why I never liked getting flu shots.) but since then I haven't even had the sniffles. Never wore an ID10T mask while I was out running errands unless forced to. I was careful
but not a chickenshit about it. Lots of hand sanitizer got used for a while when in pub-lick.

If I'd passed that onto B'Gal, it would've killed her because she had a compromised immune system disease. She had Shogren's and Crest Syndrome. She had been prescribed Hydroxychloroquine for a couple of years and had two negative tests in a row, so I must've done something right.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at May 14, 2021 12:41 PM (HaL55)

161 Isn't to think about what we're NOT talking about. If nothing else, this COVID crap is the most succesful op in history, strictly on the basis of distraction from a world on fire.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 14, 2021 12:41 PM (rbI9i)

162 We need to push back on this derogatory "anti-vaxxer" label as it relates to the covid shots. I'm not against vaccination. I'm vaccinated against a whole array of things from my childhood. Jr. Black was vaccinated as a child in the same manner. I'm not anti-vax. I'm anti this particular vaccination right now because I have huge concerns with its long term effects, and even short term concerns with its efficacy overall. Factor in the Big Government push, the obsession with shaming us into getting it, bribing us, full PR campaign to get us to line up like lab rats...yeah, not doing it. But I don't knock or chide anybody else for doing so.

Posted by: Lady in Black at May 14, 2021 12:41 PM (O+I8R)

163 Rusty wire? Damned high faluting people.
All I had was tetanus to hold it in place.


What we would have given for just a scrap of tetanus. What luxury !!!

Posted by: Silver Bullet at May 14, 2021 12:41 PM (koG+n)

164 It's Friday. It's getting to be summertime. Here's something pretty and blonde to add to other good things:
https://is.gd/YyhgFZ

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2021 12:42 PM (Jsjd7)

165 It's not really a vaccine, it's gene therapy. With no rigorous testing. I've read that those who get the "vaccine" are more likely to spread the virus from throwing off protein spikes.

Posted by: abbynormal at May 14, 2021 12:42 PM (Dse6M)

166
That everyone should masturbate more often!
Posted by: Jocelyn Elders


While listening to Eric Clapner.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 14, 2021 12:42 PM (63Dwl)

167 I'm fully vaccinated due to health and age. If I could go back with the information I now have, that needle wouldn't get near me.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at May 14, 2021 12:42 PM (puu6v)

168 (it interesting)

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 14, 2021 12:42 PM (rbI9i)

169 Holding off for now, hoping travel restrictions change, but the only reason my wife and I will get the JJ vaccine will be to avoid having our vacation to Belize in November ruined by a false (or real) positive Covid test. Currently they'll accept either proof of vax or a negative test.

Posted by: Greyman27 at May 14, 2021 12:42 PM (RKLPC)

170 My donkey has something Dr. Fraudci can fellate.

Posted by: Comanche Voter at May 14, 2021 12:43 PM (NVDjf)

171 They gave me an inhaler for my lungs, but otherwise,
rest and aspiring. I have natural antibodies, which some say I'm
immune, but others say no.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at May 14, 2021 12:33 PM (VWp7G)



I would say you are immune.

Posted by: Just some moron in a hotel at May 14, 2021 12:36 PM (vvMhI)


Son is home, sick in bed with Covid. 2nd time.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 14, 2021 12:43 PM (45fpk)

172 It's not really a vaccine, it's gene therapy. With no rigorous testing. I've read that those who get the "vaccine" are more likely to spread the virus from throwing off protein spikes.


Yep. I call it an injection. I think the Moderna website is the one that calls it an "operating system."

Posted by: Vyx at May 14, 2021 12:43 PM (rEgFA)

173 "Still pretty skeptical that Trump really had the China virus. "

Lol. Yeah what a conspiracy with all those doctors at Walter Reed, WH staff, etc.

Posted by: Marcus T at May 14, 2021 12:43 PM (sOXXq)

174 "I was pro-vaccine until this."

I think vaccines work, I don't think this is a vaccine.

Posted by: t-bird at May 14, 2021 12:43 PM (KfC1e)

175 I dunno that testing positive means a hell of a lot... a stat of convenience, perhaps...

Posted by: kraken at May 14, 2021 12:43 PM (g0UUA)

176 Fauci Admits That At Least 40%, and Maybe As High as 50%, of His Own Agency's Employees are Refusing to Get the Vaccine
.......

Because they know all about the secret nanobots.

Posted by: wth at May 14, 2021 12:43 PM (v0R5T)

177 Still pretty skeptical that Trump really had the China virus.
Posted by: TC
==
Early treatment makes a YUUUUGE difference.

Wife had more than a few people call early in the course who were sick but didn't want to go the hospital and she had them take the zinc, vit D, HCQ, zpak etc and were 100% better in 48 hours. No hospitalization needed. Called back claiming it was a miracle. It happened enough times that she's thinks there is something up.

Posted by: I know your sensitive to the conspiracy theory thing and yet at May 14, 2021 12:43 PM (v5muY)

178 ut these people and their hysterics are making me feel
better and better about not being a part of the beta test for their injection.


Well that's my problem with the shot. I mean other than how its not actually a vaccine. They rushed this out without the usual testing and it could do ANYTHING in the medium term (like a year or two out) and we won't find out until people are already suffering from it. I'm not gonna take an untested faux vaccine for something I'm certain I was already exposed to and fought off, that has a .05% death rate.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 12:43 PM (KZzsI)

179 rickb223, bingo.

Yet American citizens get stampeded into serving as guinea pigs for politicians and depopulation psychos.

Posted by: callsign claymore at May 14, 2021 12:43 PM (ZNqzz)

180 Look up the second part of Dr John Campbell's interview with Dr pierre Kory on You Tube. It's all about ivermectin.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at May 14, 2021 12:44 PM (5HBd1)

181 do they know something we aren't being told?

Previous attempts at SARS vaccines (not covid) resulted in all animals in the test groups dying. All of them. The vaccine worked, but exposure to other viruses caused an immune response that killed the animals.

Posted by: sunny-dee at May 14, 2021 12:44 PM (Z2HD7)

182 New York Times reported Friday.

The report notes Biden holds lengthy deliberation meetings and demands obsessive details from his advisors. When advisors get too technical or obscure about an issue, Biden responds with "an outburst of frustration, often laced with profanity."

Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2021 12:44 PM (RHGPo)

183 I think vaccines work, I don't think this is a vaccine.
Posted by: t-bird at May 14, 2021 12:43 PM (KfC1e)
.........

Exactly. I don't trust the government.

Posted by: wth at May 14, 2021 12:44 PM (v0R5T)

184 173 "Still pretty skeptical that Trump really had the China virus. "

Lol. Yeah what a conspiracy with all those doctors at Walter Reed, WH staff, etc.
Posted by: Marcus T at May 14, 2021 12:43 PM (sOXXq)

========

Or, the testing for COVID has been suspect for a very long time.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 12:45 PM (LvTSG)

185 I'm waiting for the vaccine that fights the vaccine.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 14, 2021 12:45 PM (rbI9i)

186 I'm not against vaccination. I'm vaccinated against a whole array of things from my childhood.
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Yep, and then some with my stints in the Army.

As a child and a soldier, I had no choice in the matter.

I do now.

My trust, compared to those times, is at an all-time low.
With these jackasses running shit, no thanks.

Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 12:45 PM (+Vt0n)

187 I suspect it is not so much that these people are ahem anti vax. They just dont see the point in getting a vaccine against something they have virtually no chance of getting very sick or dying from. ...
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at May 14, 2021 12:40 PM (UPoLF)
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This is where I am. I am fat, but otherwise young and healthy. I am unlikely to get it. If I get it, I am unlikely to be hospitalized due to it. If I am hospitalized, I am unlikely to die from it.

The vaccine is very new and still in trials. My actual risk from the illness is likely quite low. My risk from the vaccines is unknown because they haven't been studied for very long.

Given that, my personal risk calculation for *me* is that I don't want it. Other people have different risk calculations. Those people should do what their risk calculations tell them is the best move. That may mean getting the vaccine, it may mean not getting it. That is okay. I don't know when personal decision-making became such a contentious issue, but it isn't a good development.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2021 12:45 PM (Jsjd7)

188 160 Backwards Boy, you did a lot of things right with BB girl. Having immune issues is not a bed of roses when you add on other complications so a supportive spouse, sibling, parents, etc. is absolutely imperative.

Posted by: whig at May 14, 2021 12:45 PM (pO7gM)

189 "I was pro-vaccine until this."

I think vaccines work, I don't think this is a vaccine.
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like all of the leftist conspiracies - it starts with distorting the language so the lie isn't even noticed...

Posted by: it depends on what the definition of "is" is at May 14, 2021 12:45 PM (v5muY)

190 We a know this is political.

Last Friday was the jobs report
Monday was colonial
Tuesday was inflation data
Wednesday was rockets and Gaza (work with me here. Not exact day)
Thursday no masks.


Guess what's leading the news this weekend?

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at May 14, 2021 12:45 PM (JC/0A)

191 I identify as vaccinated. If you question me, I will call you a bigot. Use their own rules against them.

Posted by: Mookie at May 14, 2021 12:45 PM (u+Y3T)

192 Lots of hand sanitizer got used for a while when in pub-lick.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at May 14, 2021 12:41 PM (HaL55)



Speaking of hand sanitizer, when are we going to see a surge of "superbugs" from all the hand sanitizer use this past year?

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 14, 2021 12:45 PM (Ez6QX)

193 I just ignore Dr Fucme

Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2021 12:45 PM (RHGPo)

194 142 I'm imagining a lawsuit bigger than OxyContin.
Posted by: Marcus T at May 14, 2021 12:39 PM (sOXXq)

Against? You can only sue the govt if the govt lets you, and the vaccine makers were give immunity from suits already. So maybe your employer if they put in writing get the jab or get gone, and then only maybe.

Posted by: Bete at May 14, 2021 12:45 PM (Ojki1)

195 171

I got bitched at here for merely " speculating" that I had it twice... the claim was " unpossible"...

Posted by: kraken at May 14, 2021 12:45 PM (g0UUA)

196 WH Econ Adviser Blames Bad April Jobs Report On Easter Being In March

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 14, 2021 12:45 PM (yrol0)

197 Fully vaccinate this.

Posted by: Ted Torgerson at May 14, 2021 12:45 PM (SVPcU)

198 Holding off for now, hoping travel restrictions change, but the only reason my wife and I will get the JJ vaccine will be to avoid having our vacation to Belize in November ruined by a false (or real) positive Covid test. Currently they'll accept either proof of vax or a negative test.


So, you and your wife are willing to take a chance with blood clots and/ or a stroke so you can go on vacation?

/if one test is positive and you are not sick, go get another one.

Posted by: irish democracy at May 14, 2021 12:45 PM (rEgFA)

199 I'm not anti-vax. I'm anti this particular vaccination
Posted by: Lady in Black


I'm not anti vax.
I AM anti this shot because this isn't a fucking vaccine.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2021 12:46 PM (OCTRt)

200 The report notes Biden holds lengthy deliberation meetings and demands obsessive details from his advisors. When advisors get too technical or obscure about an issue, Biden responds with "an outburst of frustration, often laced with profanity."
Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2021 12:44 PM (RHGPo)
........

Then he shits himself.

Posted by: wth at May 14, 2021 12:46 PM (v0R5T)

201 I've never had a flu shot and I have no intention to get the vaccine unless forced to in one way or another.

Posted by: TC at May 14, 2021 12:46 PM (PQKGQ)

202 Holding off for now, hoping travel restrictions change, but the only reason my wife and I will get the JJ vaccine will be to avoid having our vacation to Belize in November ruined by a false (or real) positive Covid test. Currently they'll accept either proof of vax or a negative test.
Posted by: Greyman27
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Hope your vacation will be worth it.

Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 12:46 PM (+Vt0n)

203 Son is home, sick in bed with Covid. 2nd time.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 14, 2021 12:43 PM (45fpk)

I believe you. Things happen.

Hope you son gets better very soon.

Posted by: Just some moron in a hotel at May 14, 2021 12:46 PM (vvMhI)

204 143 Trump tested positive.

Went to Walter Reed for less than 48 hours.

Was back at work Monday morning.......
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 12:37 PM (Zz0t1)

Still pretty skeptical that Trump really had the China virus.

Posted by: TC at May 14, 2021 12:39 PM (PQKGQ)


I'm still pretty skeptical that old geezers such as Slow Joe, Nanzi, Leahy, and many others got the vaccine, not a placebo.

Posted by: Gref at May 14, 2021 12:47 PM (AMIL/)

205 187 Joe Mannix, in times of cognitive overload and mal-education, far too many people simply resort to two valued logic--good thing, bad thing. Other than binary for computers, few things in reality are two valued.

Posted by: whig at May 14, 2021 12:47 PM (pO7gM)

206 It's not really a vaccine, it's gene therapy. With
no rigorous testing. I've read that those who get the "vaccine" are
more likely to spread the virus from throwing off protein spikes.

Posted by: abbynormal at May 14, 2021 12:42 PM (Dse6M)
My brother is following this very closely, and has discovered the same thing. Sounds like the vaccine is worse than the 'rona.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess - #SuperStraight at May 14, 2021 12:47 PM (Mzdiz)

207 They could be immune already from the virus. They need to start counting how many people are immune, not only how many are vaccinated.

Posted by: Roy at May 14, 2021 12:47 PM (Ti+Tv)

208 WH Econ Adviser Blames Bad April Jobs Report On Easter Being In March
Posted by: rhennigantx at May 14, 2021 12:45 PM (yrol0)

It was in April. Communists are great.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 14, 2021 12:47 PM (5cd/T)

209 Those who know best are a threat to American. Go forth my angels of death. Bring their screams to my feet.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at May 14, 2021 12:47 PM (QeenG)

210 Against? You can only sue the govt if the govt lets you, and the vaccine makers were give immunity from suits already. So maybe your employer if they put in writing get the jab or get gone, and then only maybe.


If your employer requires it, they can be sued; OSHA recently put out that ruling.

Posted by: Vyx at May 14, 2021 12:47 PM (rEgFA)

211 I identify as vaccinated. If you question me, I will call you a bigot. Use their own rules against them.
Posted by: Mookie
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*grins*

Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 12:48 PM (+Vt0n)

212 Nosir, not gonna do it. Wouldn't be prudent at this juncture.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy not a DHS informant at May 14, 2021 12:48 PM (wb3D1)

213 Rusty wire? Damned high faluting people.

All I had was tetanus to hold it in place.



What we would have given for just a scrap of tetanus. What luxury !!!

Posted by: Silver Bullet at May 14, 2021 12:41 PM (koG+n)

Huh. You had ears to attach the mask to.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at May 14, 2021 12:48 PM (BMmaB)

214 The report notes Biden holds lengthy deliberation meetings and demands obsessive details from his advisors. When advisors get too technical or obscure about an issue, Biden responds with "an outburst of frustration, often laced with profanity."
Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2021 12:44 PM (RHGPo)

Come On Man!!

Posted by: Jak Sucio at May 14, 2021 12:48 PM (jvt6t)

215 How do you stop a roaring economy and a President who can't stop winning at home and abroad?

Sounds like you need a genetically modified virus!

For just 19.99, you can have your own pandemic, perfectly timed to cause mass chaos and confusion in the population....

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2021 12:48 PM (4fSQf)

216 Never getting the damn thing. Ever.

Posted by: Jewels45


Least I won't be the only Moron in the camp.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at May 14, 2021 12:48 PM (r1z5A)

217 Jr. Black is a hypochondria type, so this covid stuff has had him overly cautious, even though he's only 24 and even though he's seen both me and Mr. Black out and about for a year without masks (unless forced). He ultimately went to the doctor to get advice on the vaccine. The doc basically told him he didn't need it, given his age and good health. It made him feel a whole lot better, even though I've been telling him the very same thing for the past 6 months. Hearing it from the doctor was what he needed. Not just "Mom."

Posted by: Lady in Black at May 14, 2021 12:48 PM (O+I8R)

218 First of all it is not a vaccine--It is a jab that will ruin your immune system.

Posted by: anonymous at May 14, 2021 12:49 PM (tF5De)

219 As always, those in power are more than happy to institute a rule that applies to everyone and then say, "You first."

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at May 14, 2021 12:49 PM (KbCG3)

220 Given that, my personal risk calculation for *me* is that I don't want it. Other people have different risk calculations. Those people should do what their risk calculations tell them is the best move. That may mean getting the vaccine, it may mean not getting it. That is okay. I don't know when personal decision-making became such a contentious issue, but it isn't a good development.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2021 12:45 PM (Jsjd7)

This. Give us the straight dope, and let us make the risk determination ourselves, without shame or subterfuge.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at May 14, 2021 12:49 PM (mdjgu)

221 Just to let you know Nikki Haley has personally texted me to let me know she is going to fight Joe Biden's tax hike! So, we've got that going for us.

Side note: How the f'ck did they get my phone number.

Posted by: Embarrassing Stain at May 14, 2021 12:49 PM (kpwkS)

222 The Vaccine was free.

The Antidote will cost you.

Posted by: Portlandon at May 14, 2021 12:49 PM (+oR7L)

223 Bottom line... I elect Not to be part of a medical
experiment for Big Pharma... My body, my choice....

Posted by: kraken at May 14, 2021 12:49 PM (g0UUA)

224 "They need to start counting how many people are immune..."

No. We need to stop counting, period, and go back to living with flu bugs the same way we did for thousands of years before the coordinated effort to destroy Western society and President Trump.

Posted by: Mookie at May 14, 2021 12:49 PM (u+Y3T)

225 Least I won't be the only Moron in the camp.
Posted by: Some rat in the swamp
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Not gonna go to no camp either.

Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 12:49 PM (+Vt0n)

226 A lot of pushers don't do their own stuff.

Posted by: f'd at May 14, 2021 12:49 PM (Tnijr)

227 I'm imagining a lawsuit bigger than OxyContin.
Posted by: Marcus T at May 14, 2021 12:39 PM (sOXXq)

Against? You can only sue the govt if the govt lets you, and the vaccine makers were give immunity from suits already. So maybe your employer if they put in writing get the jab or get gone, and then only maybe.
==
they can't force you to take it as a condition of employement because its not "approved". its only an Emergency use authorization - basically its an experimental drug situation. Now next year when the trials are completed and the tinker with the stats to show it is sort of safeish and sort of effectivish then you see the vaccine passports, and crackdowns.

Posted by: its not going to be pretty at May 14, 2021 12:50 PM (v5muY)

228 /if one test is positive and you are not sick, go get another one.

Well, since neither of us is young-ish, taking hormonal birth control, or have any underlying health issues. Plus the JJ is actually a vector vaccine. Like I said, holding off for now.

Posted by: Greyman27 at May 14, 2021 12:50 PM (RKLPC)

229 I got bitched at here for merely " speculating" that I had it twice... the claim was " unpossible"...

Posted by: kraken at May 14, 2021 12:45 PM (g0UUA)


Two positive tests, 7 months apart, with fever, sore throat, and this time loss of taste and smell. I'm not calling it anything other than Covid. This second time, however, I believe to be from a different strain. Close contact with a +positive person from a different part of the world.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 14, 2021 12:50 PM (45fpk)

230 I read "shocking Fauci" and I'm like: It's about damn time. Then I read it again and was disappointed

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at May 14, 2021 12:50 PM (h1jJh)

231 226 A lot of pushers don't do their own stuff.
Posted by: f'd at May 14, 2021 12:49 PM (Tnijr)

wut??

Posted by: Tony Montana at May 14, 2021 12:50 PM (jvt6t)

232 Just to let you know Nikki Haley has personally texted me to let me know she is going to fight Joe Biden's tax hike! So, we've got that going for us.

Side note: How the f'ck did they get my phone number.
Posted by: Embarrassing Stain at May 14, 2021 12:49 PM (kpwkS)

*looks away and whistles*

Posted by: Bob at the NSA at May 14, 2021 12:50 PM (5cd/T)

233 an outburst of frustration, often laced with profanity."

Sounds like an old man with dementia.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy not a DHS informant at May 14, 2021 12:50 PM (wb3D1)

234 Got the vaccine, some negative reaction to 2nd pfizer shot. Thanks President Trump for operation warp speed, covid is dying out.

Posted by: I can see the communism in your eyes at May 14, 2021 12:51 PM (VoKVv)

235 Buzzion, thanks for the naming link. Interesting!

Posted by: LASue at May 14, 2021 12:51 PM (Ed8Zd)

236 The report notes Biden holds lengthy deliberation meetings and demands obsessive details from his advisors. When advisors get too technical or obscure about an issue, Biden responds with "an outburst of frustration, often laced with profanity."
Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2021 12:44 PM (RHGPo)

Not to be a dick but what is too technical or obscure about his job? Remembering the name of some minor dignitary from Nepal? Sure. But no one would expect him to remember that. Economics numbers? Not complicated. I have never understood why people say it requires great intelligence to be a president. Most of what they do is political. And the rest is not that hard to grasp. Occasionally they might have to make difficult decisions I guess but ...

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at May 14, 2021 12:51 PM (UPoLF)

237 204 Gref, I suspect that the old geezers in govt. were and are taking prophylactics such as HCQ and now ivermectin instead of risking their precious selves to an untried vaccine. Part of the outrage against Trump proposing HCQ and other therapies, I think was that he told the general public which offended the sensibilities of the ruling class as being above the peasants.

After all, when you have grifted yourself into a fortune and power, many resent anything that equates oneself with an average person that they used to be.

Posted by: whig at May 14, 2021 12:51 PM (pO7gM)

238 If the statistical chance of having severe medical issues or death is higher than covid for the same, it is only logical to not get the shot.
In addition, it is a russian roulette serum, you just don't know if your particular genetics are gonna get the bullet from this.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 14, 2021 12:51 PM (r+sAi)

239 WH Econ Adviser Blames Bad April Jobs Report On Easter Being In March

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That damned bunny! Hippity hopping all over the economy...

Posted by: Lady in Black at May 14, 2021 12:52 PM (O+I8R)

240 With the depleted uranium I've been around, among other things, I fully expect to develop cancer, especially with the family history of all kinds of cancers.

Death will be a blessing when it comes.

Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 12:52 PM (+Vt0n)

241 I'm not against vaccination. I'm vaccinated against a whole array of things from my childhood.

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Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis - 2/15/63, 3/28/63, 5/16/63, 7/23/64, 1/67
Poliomyelitis 2/15/63 Salk
Smallpox 3/18/66 & 5/68
Measles 3/18/66

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2021 12:52 PM (OCTRt)

242 So far, there have been 3200 deaths caused by the injection on the VAERS site. This is a self reporting site, and the estimate that only a small number are reported. During the swine flu epidemic, when there were 50 deaths, the vax was stopped.
Posted by: Vyx at May 14, 2021 12:38 PM (h1hWo)

***

And IIRC 1/3rd of the COVID vaccine deaths occurred within 48 hours.

Probably just coincidence, though.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Only 24 total COVID related deaths in the military since 2019 at May 14, 2021 12:52 PM (wCgji)

243 I'm still pretty skeptical that old geezers such as Slow Joe, Nanzi, Leahy, and many others got the vaccine, not a placebo.
Posted by: Gref at May 14, 2021 12:47 PM (AMIL/)


They got neither because they know it's a total farce.

Posted by: TC at May 14, 2021 12:52 PM (PQKGQ)

244 214 The report notes Biden holds lengthy deliberation meetings and demands obsessive details from his advisors. When advisors get too technical or obscure about an issue, Biden responds with "an outburst of frustration, often laced with profanity."
Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2021 12:44 PM (RHGPo)

Come On Man!!
Posted by: Jak Sucio at May 14, 2021 12:48 PM (jvt6t)


Good Lord, given the simpletons that are his advisers, can you imagine the "technical details" that set President Fix-O-Dent off?

Posted by: Oschisms at May 14, 2021 12:52 PM (BD0Jm)

245 Least I won't be the only Moron in the camp.
Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at May 14, 2021 12:48 PM (r1z5A)


Nope. I'll be there.

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 14, 2021 12:52 PM (Ez6QX)

246 How do you stop a roaring economy and a President who can't stop winning at home and abroad?

Sounds like you need a genetically modified virus!

For just 19.99, you can have your own pandemic, perfectly timed to cause mass chaos and confusion in the population....
===
I know, right?!

Bonus, you get to sell the world "vaccines" FOREVER. Its like a private tax on everybody in the world 50 bucks, every year!

Posted by: Tony the salesman at May 14, 2021 12:53 PM (WFC+Z)

247 The vaccine worked, but exposure to other viruses caused an immune response that killed the animals.

Yeah I've read and heard some about that too, and the same kind of autoimmune fails in people who got the shot, but it takes months to kick in.

Look, the whole "stay home if you're sick, wash your hands, avoid the vulnerable and elderly" stuff makes sense, and always has. Cleaning up public spaces like shopping carts always made sense but was almost never done.

But the rest? Is just insanity.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 12:53 PM (KZzsI)

248 Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2021 12:45 PM (Jsjd7)

Agreed. If I was in my 60s or 70s and had underlying health conditions my calculation would be very different.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at May 14, 2021 12:53 PM (UPoLF)

249 >>Walensky is merely "encouraging" her staffers at the CDC to get vaccinated, while proposing "vaccine passports" to mandate that the rest of us do?!



WTF

The way they have been pushing this so dang hard, with the insults, the condescension, the dangling the freedom to get back to normal life IF ONLY you get the jab is suspicious AF.

But this latest in CDC and NIH vaccine hesistancy makes it even worse. No jab for me, and don't even think about making my kid get one (since the chances of him having a bad covid case is practically 0). NJNBHN

Posted by: Lizzy at May 14, 2021 12:53 PM (bDqIh)

250 >>> Joe Mannix, in times of cognitive overload and mal-education, far too many people simply resort to two valued logic--good thing, bad thing. Other than binary for computers, few things in reality are two valued.

Posted by: whig at May 14, 2021 12:47 PM (pO7gM)


My wife and I were talking about this today. I have yes, no, sure. Sure is defined as: not no.

Example of yes:
Kids having a sleepover at a friends house do I want a nice romantic evening? Yes!

Example of sure:
I need to shop for some work dresses can you come with and give me your opinion? sure

Posted by: banana Dream at May 14, 2021 12:53 PM (Fq1gB)

251 JILL, THIS IS GIVING ME A HEADACHE !
*bleeds from eyeball*

Posted by: Joe Biden with a steel plate in his head at May 14, 2021 12:53 PM (v0R5T)

252 If my employer wants me to get a vaccine I will regretfully have to say bye-bye to my hundreds of thousands of dollars salary, my two jets. my yacht and my two handsome administrative assistants. Alas!.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 14, 2021 12:53 PM (k39e/)

253 Close contact with a +positive person from a different part of the world.


Posted by: grammie winger at May 14, 2021 12:50 PM (45fpk)

I love Fleet Week.

Posted by: Don Lemon at May 14, 2021 12:53 PM (UuD2k)

254 Somebody needs to wise up and get him off the stage.

He seems to be the poster person for the stereotype of the short person with an ego problem.

I personally would like to see him investigated due to his mishandling now and in the past.

Posted by: jakee308 at May 14, 2021 12:53 PM (dLws2)

255 For just 19.99, you can have your own pandemic, perfectly timed to cause mass chaos and confusion in the population....

*No money back if he wins anyway, its on you to defraud the election and win if this doesn't work.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 12:54 PM (KZzsI)

256 lol Fen.

Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 12:54 PM (+Vt0n)

257 Resident 3vil was pharmacy director for a medical center in a purple county here in #Failifornia when the much ballyhooed "vaccines" rolled out...

somewhere around half the staff got the shot. the rest said "nope", Herself included. we both came to the same conclusion separately, then discussed it: we'll wait and see what happens, long term, to the guinea pigs. for years the drug companies have been trying to get m-RNA vaccines approved for trial, but have been denied, due to safety concerns, so they jumped at the chance to try them out w/o the usual protocols for experimental medications.

no thanks. if you feel you need to get it, that's your call, not mine.

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it. at May 14, 2021 12:54 PM (Klyp6)

258 Not trying to start a fight here, but wondering why if people don't trust the CDC on anything, why does it matter if the FDA approves a treatment or not? Personally I have about as much faith in one as the other, and that is a much lower level of faith than I have in capitalism which would tend to incentivize making a good vaccine.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at May 14, 2021 12:54 PM (Obdic)

259 242 So far, there have been 3200 deaths caused by the injection on the VAERS site. This is a self reporting site,
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How'd they report their own deaths?

Posted by: zmdavid at May 14, 2021 12:54 PM (xqRaG)

260 If you've been in the military you're vaccinated against shit that doesn't even exist.

Posted by: Marcus T at May 14, 2021 12:54 PM (sOXXq)

261 Just to let you know Nikki Haley has personally texted me to let me know she is going to fight Joe Biden's tax hike!

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It will be an amazing feat, since she's not even in Congress. Is she going to go beat the old man up?

Posted by: Lady in Black at May 14, 2021 12:54 PM (O+I8R)

262 they can't force you to take it as a condition of employement because its not "approved".

Posted by: its not going to be pretty at May 14, 2021 12:50 PM (v5muY)


Tell that to Delta. They just made it mandatory for new employees.

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 14, 2021 12:54 PM (Ez6QX)

263 Sir, you have to peel back the foil from your pudding cup before you eat it.

Fuck you and your technical details. I know how to eat g-d pudding!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy not a DHS informant at May 14, 2021 12:55 PM (wb3D1)

264 Pikes have more reach
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 12:37 PM


That's what she said.

Posted by: Zebulon Pike at May 14, 2021 12:55 PM (m+jkK)

265 They could be immune already from the virus. They need to start counting how many people are immune, not only how many are vaccinated.
Posted by: Roy at May 14, 2021 12:47 PM (Ti+Tv)

***

We've got enough data after 1.5 years that they could be giving us rough estimates, but they won't.

I'm guessing somewhere around 85% of the population.

One moron said that when he caught it his doctor said his spouse in the same household had an 11% chance of catching the super-contagious virus. Because super contagious means there's a 90% chance you WON'T catch it living with a person. Or something.

They have numbers. They won't tell us for a reason, and it's not because they love us.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Only 24 total COVID related deaths in the military since 2019 at May 14, 2021 12:55 PM (wCgji)

266 The report notes Biden holds lengthy deliberation meetings and demands obsessive details from his advisors. When advisors get too technical or obscure about an issue, Biden responds with "an outburst of frustration, often laced with profanity."
Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2021 12:44 PM (RHGPo)

Come On Man!!
====
WTF do you mean they're all out of TUNA FISH!!!

That's a BIG FCUKIN' DEAL!! Tell me how that happened. Did the tuna boat sink or something? Run out of gas? I need DETAILS man!!!

Posted by: Angry Ol Joe at May 14, 2021 12:55 PM (WFC+Z)

267 A lot of pushers don't do their own stuff.

But that first hit is free.

Posted by: t-bird at May 14, 2021 12:55 PM (/2aWP)

268 I love Fleet Week.

Posted by: Don Lemon at May 14, 2021 12:53 PM (UuD2k)


He's Army!

Posted by: grammie winger at May 14, 2021 12:55 PM (45fpk)

269 236 Harry,
You have to be intelligent enough to sense bullshit from your erstwhile smarter by iq advisors. Biden has already failed that test when he was in Congress--never right but never in doubt. Far too many of the DC courtiers have their own agendas and blind spots, to add to that, sycophancy is omnipresent already in DC due to the hierarchy climbing effect for power and riches.

Many of the of the perma-class of advisors with principles either stay in DC and get corrupted or leave DC with their principles intact to do something else.

Posted by: whig at May 14, 2021 12:55 PM (pO7gM)

270 Vyx, Moron Robbie, a Harvard study concluded that adverse reactions to vaccines were massively under-reported.

The butcher's bill from the CV19 injections is much higher than the VAERS stats.

Posted by: callsign claymore at May 14, 2021 12:55 PM (ZNqzz)

271 If you've been in the military you're vaccinated against shit that doesn't even exist.
Posted by: Marcus T
___

Yep.

Except now, I'm no longer in.

Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 12:55 PM (+Vt0n)

272 Not gonna go to no camp either.



Posted by: SMH

That would be my thought too, however, sooner or later, one runs out of ammo...

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at May 14, 2021 12:56 PM (r1z5A)

273 >>> If you've been in the military you're vaccinated against shit that doesn't even exist.
Posted by: Marcus T at May 14, 2021 12:54 PM (sOXXq)


Except in you now, as a weakened variant.

Posted by: banana Dream at May 14, 2021 12:56 PM (Fq1gB)

274 I wonder when Cuomo, Newsome, Whitmer, etc will issue executive orders stating that you can only go without a mask if you have the proof that you got the vaccine.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at May 14, 2021 12:56 PM (4a9Vv)

275 When advisors get too technical or obscure about an issue, Biden responds with "an outburst of frustration, often laced with profanity."
Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2021 12:44 PM (RHGPo)

But not mean tweets, right? Cause those are the worst.

Posted by: Wine mom Karen at May 14, 2021 12:56 PM (Ojki1)

276 The report notes Biden holds lengthy deliberation meetings and demands obsessive details from his advisors.

Details like, "Who are you? Why am I here?"

Posted by: t-bird at May 14, 2021 12:56 PM (/2aWP)

277 Thanks, whig. When she was in the hospital and her prognosis was beginning to appear dire, her cardiologist pulled me aside and said I was the only reason she lasted as long and wasn't already in a nursing home. I sorta knew that, but hearing it from the best heart doc in town was nice, despite what we all knew was coming.
I also had the opportunity to thank him and his staff for giving us extra time together. Something I'll always be grateful for.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at May 14, 2021 12:56 PM (HaL55)

278 That would be my thought too, however, sooner or later, one runs out of ammo...
Posted by: Some rat in the swamp
___

Oh well.

Worse things than death.

Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 12:56 PM (+Vt0n)

279 My cousin works for the state DOT road crew. He was told to vaxx or wear a mask at all times at work.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy not a DHS informant at May 14, 2021 12:56 PM (wb3D1)

280 So didn't "President" Joementia exempt all federal employees from having to get the vaccine as a condition of employment?

Inquiring minds at schoolteacher assemblies in every big city want to know.

Posted by: Monsieur Gaga at May 14, 2021 12:56 PM (4ZE6o)

281 Yeah buddy ALABAMA, fvckin' nailed it.

Posted by: Gmac - WTF did you think was going to happen? at May 14, 2021 12:56 PM (qZdIZ)

282 Ace:

"government employees, who could be ordered to get vaccinated as a condition of their employment"

I'm not sure they can, actually.

The military is pretty big on ordering people to do things. At least in the DoD, they can't order servicemembers to get the vaccine because it's available on an experimental use authorization.

(I believe a division commander got in trouble for trying to get around this by making dining facility access contingent on vaccination.)

I was fine trying the vaccine (which wiped the floor with me after Round 2). I am at low risk if I get COVID-19 but it could really set me back if I got it. So for me, I'm fine with the experimental aspect.

Now, tell me I *have* to make my kids take it, as soon as it's approved for their age? Not so fast....

Posted by: JPS at May 14, 2021 12:57 PM (D++Xq)

283 ...and, of course, the big one: "WHO SHIT MY PANTS!"

Posted by: t-bird at May 14, 2021 12:57 PM (/2aWP)

284 If you've been in the military you're vaccinated against shit that doesn't even exist.
Four Anthrax shots for the win! Oh wait, that actually is real.

Posted by: Greyman27 at May 14, 2021 12:57 PM (RKLPC)

285 "Example of sure:
I need to shop for some work dresses can you come with and give me your opinion? sure
Posted by: banana Dream at May 14, 2021 12:53 PM (Fq1gB)"

Or the even more obscure "I guess"

Posted by: Marcus T at May 14, 2021 12:57 PM (sOXXq)

286 Not trying to start a fight here, but wondering why if people don't trust the CDC on anything, why does it matter if the FDA approves a treatment or not? Personally I have about as much faith in one as the other, and that is a much lower level of faith than I have in capitalism which would tend to incentivize making a good vaccine.
Posted by: moon_over_vermont at May 14, 2021 12:54 PM (Obdic)

I suspect it is just a talking point that mostly means we will wait and see what happens. FDA does not have a great track record either.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at May 14, 2021 12:57 PM (UPoLF)

287 "The report notes Biden holds lengthy deliberation meetings and demands obsessive details from his advisors."

Bullshit.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 14, 2021 12:57 PM (UuD2k)

288 ne moron said that when he caught it his doctor said his spouse in the same household had an 11% chance of catching the super-contagious virus.
==
that published study came out last month. So it wasn't known from "the beginning" it was suspected to be quite transmissible at first. Then people started to question that because the cruise ships experience didn't support it. THe published studies are coming out, the CDC just doesn't talk about any good news. HMMM, wonder why?

Posted by: conspiracy or not, this ain't right at May 14, 2021 12:57 PM (WFC+Z)

289 Nope. I'll be there.

Posted by: Jordan61

One more and we meet for Pinochle by the latrines.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at May 14, 2021 12:57 PM (r1z5A)

290 219 As always, those in power are more than happy to institute a rule that applies to everyone and then say, "You first."
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at May 14, 2021 12:49 PM (KbCG3)

Yep. This is why the side convos I overhear expressing shock and disgust towards other people (coworkers or randos) not willingly getting the vaccine infuriate me. Not only are these people not respecting the rights of others, but they aren't even directing their ire towards "our betters" who should be leading the way if this is the correct path.

But it is how it always is with the elite.

Posted by: Thrawn at May 14, 2021 12:57 PM (Enc9Y)

291 >>>Huh. You had ears to attach the mask to.<
>It's amazing what you can do with a staple gun and a little duct tape.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at May 14, 2021 12:57 PM (2goRJ)

292 Given he suspicious deaths and sometimes immediate side effects along with hearing that being "vaccinated" with this therapy doesn't prevent on from getting the disease.

Case in point Bill Maher. And some baseball team who had 8 people who were vaccinated getting the covid.

Every time I see that someone else has gotten the covid after the shot makes me more sure I'm not taking it until maybe next year after they've got their story straight or the bugs worked out.

P.S. A LOT of those getting sick in India were also vaccinated.

Posted by: jakee308 at May 14, 2021 12:57 PM (dLws2)

293 You have to ask who in the CDC workforce didn't take it...those living in Nova (the well-paid govt and contractor workforce) have overwhelmingly taken the vaccine. You just need to look at Fairfax County numbers...

Those living in DC (let's say, the less paid workforce), probably have not taken it in as high a number.

Posted by: Nova local at May 14, 2021 12:58 PM (b1h2x)

294 Get a vaccine or have "NV" tattooed in 30 point helvetica on your forehead. Your choice.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy not a DHS informant at May 14, 2021 12:58 PM (wb3D1)

295 If you've been in the military you're vaccinated against shit that doesn't even exist./i]

Yeah, and were experimented on as a control group, repeatedly.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 12:58 PM (KZzsI)

296 "Four Anthrax shots for the win! Oh wait, that actually is real.
Posted by: Greyman27 at May 14, 2021 12:57 PM (RKLPC)"

I know guys who still have Deformed arms from that crap

Posted by: Marcus T at May 14, 2021 12:58 PM (sOXXq)

297 Biden's responded to many people over many decades with outbursts of frustration and profanity. He's always been a pompous ass. And thinks he's the smartest guy in the room. With his declining mental condition, I can only imagine how cantankerous he's getting.

Posted by: Lady in Black at May 14, 2021 12:58 PM (O+I8R)

298 When she was in the hospital and her prognosis was beginning to appear
dire, her cardiologist pulled me aside and said I was the only reason
she lasted as long and wasn't already in a nursing home. I sorta knew
that, but hearing it from the best heart doc in town was nice

BackwardsBoy - you are a fine, fine man. I always admired the way you so attentively cared for her.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 14, 2021 12:58 PM (45fpk)

299 So the prevalent opinion is that, so far, Israel has done a pretty good job hurting Hamas and their offensive capabilities which is why most of the missile launches today and so far tonight have been in southern Israel near Gaza and not Tel Aviv and Central Israel

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 14, 2021 12:59 PM (GPwVZ)

300 This. Give us the straight dope, and let us make the risk determination ourselves, without shame or subterfuge.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at May 14, 2021 12:49 PM (mdjgu)

Nope. Banned!

Posted by: Leftists in Government, Tech and Media at May 14, 2021 12:59 PM (uhPTO)

301 So Joe pulled all US military personnel from Israel?

Posted by: CN at May 14, 2021 12:59 PM (ONvIw)

302 Oh well.



Worse things than death.

Posted by: SMH

YOU! Pull up a sandbag and sit next to me!

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at May 14, 2021 12:59 PM (r1z5A)

303 Use to be, when ever overseas, you were standing on the shoulder of giants.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at May 14, 2021 12:59 PM (QeenG)

304 Then people started to question that because the cruise ships experience didn't support it

Yeah my problem with this Wuhan Flu stuff is that it is somehow simultaneously the most communicable disease of all time with a huge transmission rate in the world... and yet not when actually in an isolated, closed environment.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 12:59 PM (KZzsI)

305 "Anyone trying that hard to get you to do something should set off every alarm you got."

Especially if they're NOT doing it.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 14, 2021 01:00 PM (E+OcO)

306 Vyx, Moron Robbie, a Harvard study concluded that adverse reactions to vaccines were massively under-reported.

The butcher's bill from the CV19 injections is much higher than the VAERS stats.
Posted by: callsign claymore at May 14, 2021 12:55 PM (ZNqzz)

***

Another fun one is that there was a paper on the NIH website stating that the COVID vaccine compromised the bodies ability to fight off other viruses, and that the consent forms hid/obscured that information, and the conclusion it was probably unethical since consumers couldn't be informed about what they were putting into their bodies.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Only 24 total COVID related deaths in the military since 2019 at May 14, 2021 01:00 PM (wCgji)

307 AP says the GOP is seizing upon high gas prices to criticize Biden.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 14, 2021 01:00 PM (VVEnO)

308 Not trying to start a fight here, but wondering why if people don't trust the CDC on anything, why does it matter if the FDA approves a treatment or not? Personally I have about as much faith in one as the other, and that is a much lower level of faith than I have in capitalism which would tend to incentivize making a good vaccine.
Posted by: moon_over_vermont at May 14, 2021 12:54 PM (Obdic)

I suspect it is just a talking point that mostly means we will wait and see what happens. FDA does not have a great track record either.
==
It's a bit harder to rig the FDA than the CDC. The CDC is just a political hack. The FDA has actual processes, multiple expert panels and requires experimental results. You can get a policitized panel with an agenda, or a crooked one, and you can fund faked up studies. Its just not as easy or predictable.

Posted by: conspiracy or not, this ain't right at May 14, 2021 01:00 PM (M/boc)

309 I know guys who still have Deformed arms from that crap
Posted by: Marcus T
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Deformed arms?

Guess I should be lucky I only had a sore shoulder afterward.

Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 01:00 PM (+Vt0n)

310 I'm very fearful that my husband is going to make my refusal to get the vax a huge issue. I do not know what I am going to do. He doesn't seem interested in the fact that I am as afraid of the vax as he is of the virus (he got the vax).

Posted by: Brunnhilde at May 14, 2021 01:00 PM (E3FAu)

311 >>> Or the even more obscure "I guess"
Posted by: Marcus T at May 14, 2021 12:57 PM (sOXXq)


Yeah, but "I guess" means I lack an answer or I'm unsure. I have an answer. It is "sure". And sure only means "not no".

Posted by: banana Dream at May 14, 2021 01:00 PM (Fq1gB)

312 I got both shots some time ago, no real side effects from either dose. Same for my wife. I'm in my 60s, and seemed like a good idea. I have enough knowledge in the science to know the risks on both sides, and to ignore the hysterics on both sides.

One example: No, the Moderna vaccine does not affect your DNA. Doesn't even get into the cell nucleus.

It's reasonable to want to wait and see how things work before you get a shot, especially if you're in a low-risk group. This doesn't make you an "anti-vaxxer." That said, almost half the U.S. population has gotten at least one dose, so I think we're kind of past the "experimental" zone.

I think "vaccine passports," especially electronic ones, are a terrible idea. If you want to show your paper card for whatever reason, go for it. I live in a more conservative area where things are more relaxed on this issue, thank God. No restaurants are demanding to See My Papers, or being weird about putting masks on when you're not chewing. Stores still want masks to come in, but I think that's mostly inertia from the central offices.

Posted by: MW at May 14, 2021 01:00 PM (KXr4W)

313 So Joe pulled all US military personnel from Israel?
Posted by: CN at May 14, 2021 12:59 PM (ONvIw)

No, I would assume he pulled all non-essential gov employees. However that is still a bullshit move

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 14, 2021 01:00 PM (GPwVZ)

314 Fenelon I don't think the big guy cares if you get the shot or not. Tell your employer to take it up with him.

My boss is a coldharded obstinate jerk that has resisted being told what to do ever since he threw his mashed bananas from his high chair some 29 odd years ago. No worries here.

Posted by: f'd at May 14, 2021 01:00 PM (Tnijr)

315 I know guys who still have Deformed arms from that crap


Each successive injection was more painful and ached longer. All for the privilege of a 1-year unaccompanied tour in Korea, 12 miles from the DMZ.

Posted by: Greyman27 at May 14, 2021 01:01 PM (RKLPC)

316 So far, there have been 3200 deaths caused by the injection on the VAERS site. This is a self reporting site,
----------
How'd they report their own deaths?
Posted by: zmdavid


They got better.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2021 01:01 PM (OCTRt)

317 182 New York Times reported Friday.

The report notes Biden holds lengthy deliberation meetings and demands obsessive details from his advisors. When advisors get too technical or obscure about an issue, Biden responds with "an outburst of frustration, often laced with profanity."
Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2021 12:44 PM (RHGPo)

"Too technical or obscure", huh? So if he's faced with something that doesn't conform 100% with what he thinks the details should be, he sundowns and lashes out?

Or is it frustration for not being able to remember things?

Posted by: Thrawn at May 14, 2021 01:01 PM (Enc9Y)

318 "NV" tattoo in 30 point? No room for it with my "Moron" tattoo....

Posted by: Mookie at May 14, 2021 01:01 PM (u+Y3T)

319 Have fun.

https://nojabforme.info/

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Only 24 total COVID related deaths in the military since 2019 at May 14, 2021 01:01 PM (wCgji)

320 Get a vaccine or have "NV" tattooed in 30 point helvetica on your forehead. Your choice.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy not a DHS informant at May 14, 2021 12:58 PM (wb3D1)


Laugh, but famed biochemist Linus Pauling seriously recommended that individuals with sickle-cell anemia markers get tattooed in a similar fashion so that prospective sex partners would see the marks and thus not hook-up.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 14, 2021 01:01 PM (+LCoQ)

321 How come a drug that is cheap and has been around forever to treat lupus and malaria, which showed great efficacy, was attacked relentlessly by the media and the government in favor of this vax?

How come any and ever doctor who offered a dissenting opinion on COVID was attacked relentlessly by the media and government?

How come the virus was used as a political attack day one, with one side lying through their teeth about the President's response? If it was so serious, why would you use it to attack someone for political gain?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2021 01:01 PM (4fSQf)

322 Over at ScienceAlert, they have a study that claims to have proof that rodents and pigs can breath thru their butts
.. bringing us closer to being truly able to talk thru our butts

Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2021 01:02 PM (RHGPo)

323 Lol. Biden can't finish a sentence. He can't even control his bowels. But yeah, he's running conversations or something. Gotcha.

Posted by: Marcus T at May 14, 2021 01:02 PM (sOXXq)

324 Son is home, sick in bed with Covid. 2nd time.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 14, 2021 12:43 PM (45fpk)

I'll say prayers for him and hope he gets better soon!

Posted by: Nova local at May 14, 2021 01:02 PM (b1h2x)

325 Tetanus shot was the one that hurt the worst, like Bruce Lee kicked me in the shoulder. Hurt for like a week.

That said, almost half the U.S. population has gotten at least one dose, so I think we're kind of past the "experimental" zone.

Only once we've had a year or more to see the longer term effects. The whole "it didn't kill me or turn me inside out" thing is only part of the experiment.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 01:02 PM (KZzsI)

326 322 Over at ScienceAlert, they have a study that claims to have proof that rodents and pigs can breath thru their butts
.. bringing us closer to being truly able to talk thru our butts

Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2021 01:02 PM (RHGPo)

Turtles can.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 14, 2021 01:02 PM (UuD2k)

327 The report notes Biden holds lengthy deliberation meetings and demands obsessive details from his advisors.

Details like, "Who are you? Why am I here?"
Posted by: t-bird

"Who shit my pants?"

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2021 01:02 PM (OCTRt)

328 >>> "NV" tattoo in 30 point? No room for it with my "Moron" tattoo....
Posted by: Mookie at May 14, 2021 01:01 PM (u+Y3T)


I thought it was NXIVM

Posted by: banana Dream at May 14, 2021 01:03 PM (Fq1gB)

329 182 New York Times reported Friday.

The report notes Biden holds lengthy deliberation meetings and demands obsessive details from his advisors. When advisors get too technical or obscure about an issue, Biden responds with "an outburst of frustration, often laced with profanity."

Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2021 12:44 PM (RHGPo)


To me this indicates he has difficulty making decisions. So he asks for more info, hoping it will make everything simple to decide, then gets frustrated and angry when that does not happen, yet still needs to make a decision.

Posted by: Gref at May 14, 2021 01:03 PM (AMIL/)

330 I'm very fearful that my husband is going to make my
refusal to get the vax a huge issue. I do not know what I am going to
do. He doesn't seem interested in the fact that I am as afraid of the
vax as he is of the virus (he got the vax).

Posted by: Brunnhilde

Buy a box of bandaids, slap one on your arm..."Look honey at the sacrifice I made for you."

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at May 14, 2021 01:03 PM (r1z5A)

331 Shouldn't one be tested for antibodies before getting shot???¿

Posted by: humphreyrobot at May 14, 2021 01:03 PM (QeenG)

332 Another fun one is that there was a paper on the NIH website stating that the COVID vaccine compromised the bodies ability to fight off other viruses, and that the consent forms hid/obscured that information, and the conclusion it was probably unethical since consumers couldn't be informed about what they were putting into their bodies.
==
the fact sheet that accompanies the vax explicitly covers the fact that it is not approved, only an EUA.

that said, its arguably insufficient because it doesn't tell the patient that they are basically taking an experimental drug. That said, they're immune. But I don't think its ethical unless you explicitly state that it is at this stage an "experimental" treatment.

Posted by: conspiracy or not, this ain't right at May 14, 2021 01:03 PM (WFC+Z)

333 307 AP says the GOP is seizing upon high gas prices to criticize Biden.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 14, 2021 01:00 PM (VVEnO)

That silly GOP! Always seizing on things!

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at May 14, 2021 01:03 PM (UPoLF)

334 I'm not getting the vaccine.

I had the virus.

Anyone who tells you that you need the vaccine after having the virus is the one who's really anti-science.

We've understood how immune systems work for over a century now. This virus is not special.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at May 14, 2021 01:03 PM (KRE4Q)

335 Turtles can.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 14, 2021 01:02 PM (UuD2k)
++++
Breath, talk, etc.

Posted by: Mitch McConnell at May 14, 2021 01:03 PM (Jsjd7)

336 2 They hate Scienz.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Only 24 total COVID related deaths in the military since 2019 at May 14, 2021 12:21 PM (wCgji)

And us. Or U.S.
Both.

Posted by: Flyover at May 14, 2021 01:03 PM (Rbu5d)

337 277 Backwards Boy, my mother and her actions supporting him gave my father several years of life beyond what the doctors told him and her. I know for a fact how hard it is to be that supporting husband and am deeply sorry for your wife's passing.

Posted by: whig at May 14, 2021 01:03 PM (pO7gM)

338
Every time I see that someone else has gotten the covid after the shot makes me more sure I'm not taking it until maybe next year after they've got their story straight or the bugs worked out.

P.S. A LOT of those getting sick in India were also vaccinated.
Posted by: jakee308 at May 14, 2021 12:57 PM (dLws2)

TBF, I've heard there's a problem in India with fake vaccines ie people thinking they're getting The Shot, but it's really saline.

OTOH, the positive tests with the vaccinated Yankees might be indictive of the vaccine not preventing illness outright, just abating symptoms.

Posted by: Thrawn at May 14, 2021 01:04 PM (Enc9Y)

339 Pretty SOP, but being reported that IDF telling politicos to not stop operations until combo of pre-emptive reduction of enemy capacity/deterrent effect for Iran/Syria/Hezbollah are achieved. "Ceasefire" talks under way, Egypt mediating of course.

Rinse/repeat, yes, but with Gaza, not many other options.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 14, 2021 01:04 PM (OTzUX)

340 Given that stuff like drug overdoses and car accidents were credited to Wuhan Flu for deaths, anyone who dies of anything within a year of getting the "vaccine" should be attributed to the shot, right? I mean to be consistent.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 01:04 PM (KZzsI)

341 I'm very fearful that my husband is going to make my
refusal to get the vax a huge issue. I do not know what I am going to
do. He doesn't seem interested in the fact that I am as afraid of the
vax as he is of the virus (he got the vax).

Posted by: Brunnhilde
___

My mom and dad said, no vaccine, don't bother to visit.
Okay.

Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 01:04 PM (+Vt0n)

342 Screengrab of NIH

"COVID-19 vaccines designed to elicit neutralising antibodies may sensitise vaccine recipients to more severe disease than if they were not vaccinated"

statement:

https://tinyurl.com/2276c674

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Only 24 total COVID related deaths in the military since 2019 at May 14, 2021 01:04 PM (wCgji)

343 Posted by: humphreyrobot at May 14, 2021 01:03 PM (QeenG)

They dont trust people to be honest about whether they had covid or not so decided to just say everyone needs the vaccine.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at May 14, 2021 01:04 PM (UPoLF)

344 I went to three different places this morning. Lowes, Hobby Lobby and Walmart. Didn't have my mask on, didn't even have one in my purse. Sadly about 3/4 of the people still chose to wear one. Dummies.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 14, 2021 01:04 PM (nxdel)

345 Pikes have more reach
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 12:37 PM


We can only pounce so much, you know.

Posted by: The GOP at May 14, 2021 01:04 PM (m+jkK)

346 329 Gref, that can be an issue when deciding who gets extra scoops or who gets to use the tennis courts or whether to take an early day or not.

Posted by: whig at May 14, 2021 01:05 PM (pO7gM)

347 This is a self reporting site

Posted by: Vyx at May 14, 2021 12:38 PM (h1hWo)

Which means the data are nonsense.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 14, 2021 01:05 PM (Q9lwr)

348 Only once we've had a year or more to see the longer term effects. The whole "it didn't kill me or turn me inside out" thing is only part of the experiment.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 01:02 PM (KZzsI)

We'll enter the year zone within a few weeks for the 1st test groups...

Posted by: Nova local at May 14, 2021 01:05 PM (b1h2x)

349 Anyone who tells you that you need the vaccine after having the virus is the one who's really anti-science.

***

That. That part right there.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Only 24 total COVID related deaths in the military since 2019 at May 14, 2021 01:05 PM (wCgji)

350 My mom and dad said, no vaccine, don't bother to visit.
Okay.
Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 01:04 PM (+Vt0n)
++++
I'm sorry, SMH. That sucks bigly.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2021 01:05 PM (Jsjd7)

351 I told my doctor I would not take it. He got all huffy and asked me why. In short I told him the first time I got a "flu shot" I was sick as a dog for a week. No more flue shots at all since then. And since my daughter no longer goes to a sickness factory known as a grammar school I no longer get and colds or flu.

Posted by: Vic at May 14, 2021 01:05 PM (mpXpK)

352 How come a drug that is cheap and has been around forever to treat lupus and malaria, which showed great efficacy, was attacked relentlessly by the media and the government in favor of this vax?

Look, we need you to shut up and take the vaccine. There's no ulterior motive- you have to take the vaccine, it's very important that everyone take the vaccine.

Posted by: The Deep State at May 14, 2021 01:05 PM (UMXod)

353 The Biden drop by the NY Times.

It's their way to show he's on top of things. Little. Small. Big. Doesn't matter. He's engaged.

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at May 14, 2021 01:05 PM (JC/0A)

354 Rat-

I have actually considered that. I even saved the covid vax card that folks here posted. I can run it off at work but I REALLY do not want to lie like that to my own husband.

I am just shocked he is going down this road.

Posted by: Brunnhilde at May 14, 2021 01:05 PM (E3FAu)

355 "so I think we're kind of past the "experimental" zone. "

Really? Because Phase IIII isn't completed. Nor has anyone declared they know the long term side affects on many different populations with other conditions. We are a long way from any clinical certainty

Posted by: Marcus T at May 14, 2021 01:06 PM (sOXXq)

356 The military got in deep shit for experimenting on troops with the anthrax vaccine. No commander is going to touch that with an order.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy not a DHS informant at May 14, 2021 01:06 PM (wb3D1)

357 "Too technical or obscure", huh?

Complicated things like explaining that eggs don't originate in grocery stores, that electricity doesn't come from a wall outlet...

Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 14, 2021 01:06 PM (+LCoQ)

358 BackwardsBoy - you are a fine, fine man. I always admired the way you so attentively cared for her.

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Ditto. It's very sweet. BB is a good man and I'm sure he gave B'gal much comfort when she needed it most.

Posted by: Lady in Black at May 14, 2021 01:06 PM (O+I8R)

359 That said, almost half the U.S. population has gotten at least one dose, so I think we're kind of past the "experimental" zone.
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Thats probably because you have FACTORED OUT long term complications. The experiment aint over just because you survived the jab long enough to walk out of the doctors office. How long did it take to realize some of the pregnancy risk from other approved drugs?

Slow your roll.

Posted by: conspiracy or not, this ain't right at May 14, 2021 01:06 PM (v5muY)

360 -
Get a vaccine or have "NV" tattooed in 30 point helvetica on your forehead. Your choice.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy not a DHS informant at May 14, 2021 12:58 PM

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That's un-American!! Help us fight for MS sans!!! Send money now!

Posted by: GOPe at May 14, 2021 01:06 PM (SchQD)

361 "Posted by: Brunnhilde"

If your husband gets the vaccine then what does he have to worry about? Other than you I mean.

Posted by: f'd at May 14, 2021 01:06 PM (Tnijr)

362 We'll enter the year zone within a few weeks for the 1st test groups

Should be interesting to see the data. Remember, its 3 years to test a new drug by FDA rules. For a reason.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 01:06 PM (KZzsI)

363 313 some people from European Command, and Central Command per daily caller

Posted by: CN at May 14, 2021 01:06 PM (ONvIw)

364
Posted by: f'd at May 14, 2021 01:00 PM (Tnijr)

I was kidding; I don't really expect that my "boss" (the one who's at a distance, but not the one who is in heaven will tell me to get a vaccine. For one thing, almost everybody in the church has been vaccinated and there's enough turmoil in our denomination right now without them doing that.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 14, 2021 01:06 PM (k39e/)

365 THIS is our shot.
This IS our shot.
This is OUR shot.
This is our SHOT!!!

Posted by: John Legend for Walgreens at May 14, 2021 01:06 PM (bDqIh)

366 Yeah my problem with this Wuhan Flu stuff is that it is somehow simultaneously the most communicable disease of all time with a huge transmission rate in the world... and yet not when actually in an isolated, closed environment.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 12:59 PM (KZzsI)


That was about the time I came to the conclusion that everything you read about this and everything anybody in elective office says, is a lie. Everything.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at May 14, 2021 01:06 PM (Obdic)

367
That would be my thought too, however, sooner or later, one runs out of ammo...
Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at May 14, 2021 12:56 PM (r1z5A)



I'm getting a bit long in the tooth to go sprinting from bombed out building to bombed out building. I've pretty much accepted that when the JBTs come for me, my bullet-riddled body is going to have to be dug out of a mound of expended brass.

Shitty way to go, but better than starving on sawdust bread and pumpkin soup in Happy Fun Camp.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 14, 2021 01:06 PM (n+4am)

368 >>>[259, 242] So far, there have been 3200 deaths caused by the injection on the VAERS site. This is a self-reporting site. How'd they report their own deaths? Posted by: zmdavid at May 14, 2021 12:54 PM (xqRaG)
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Greetings ... I believe the organizations who administer the vaccines are required to submit all adverse reactions (including deaths) to the VAERS site -- not the individuals who got the shots.

Posted by: Kathy at May 14, 2021 01:06 PM (h3RRP)

369 Anyone who tells you that you need the vaccine after having the virus is the one who's really anti-science.

We've understood how immune systems work for over a century now. This virus is not special.
Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at May 14, 2021 01:03 PM (KRE4Q)



I am of the mindset that this virus was 'bad' in the beginning because there are millions everywhere that are on pharmaceuticals for various things. In paying attention to the ads they run on TV now, one of the first side effects is that it depletes the immune system.

Introduce Covid to a depleted immune system and see what happens.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 01:06 PM (Zz0t1)

370 I'm very fearful that my husband is going to make my refusal to get the vax a huge issue. I do not know what I am going to do. He doesn't seem interested in the fact that I am as afraid of the vax as he is of the virus (he got the vax).
Posted by: Brunnhilde


Divorce is a viable option. Not joking. Someone that doesn't care about your worries is someone that doesn't have your back to begin with.

Sorry to break it down to you.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2021 01:06 PM (OCTRt)

371 Amir Tsarfati: The Rise of the One World Religion

Behold Israel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntwz1DL_s7g&t=2s

Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 01:07 PM (+Vt0n)

372
Just gonna leave this right here...




The Tuskegee Experiment

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2021 01:07 PM (4fSQf)

373 Pikes have more reach
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 12:37 PM

We can only pounce so much, you know.
Posted by: The GOP at May 14, 2021 01:04 PM


Major copy and paste fail. Off, spineless sock!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 14, 2021 01:07 PM (m+jkK)

374 Posted by: John Legend for Walgreens at May 14, 2021 01:06 PM (bDqIh)


FUCK you.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 01:07 PM (Zz0t1)

375 Divorce is a viable option. Not joking. Someone that doesn't care about your worries is someone that doesn't have your back to begin with.

Sorry to break it down to you.
Posted by: rickb223
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*nods*

Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 01:07 PM (+Vt0n)

376 I foresee it taking years to see the full effects of what these shots could potentially do in the human body. We're far short of being out of the experimental phase.

Posted by: Lady in Black at May 14, 2021 01:07 PM (O+I8R)

377 How come the virus was used as a political attack
day one, with one side lying through their teeth about the President's
response? If it was so serious, why would you use it to attack someone
for political gain?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2021 01:01 PM (4fSQf)


I see things pretty much like you. I see that the virus is real. I see that it needed to be addressed. But then that effort became politically hijacked, and hopelessly mired in caca. We can't get to the truth because no one really wants the truth. They want to score points. There seems to be a lack of interest in a reasonable outcome.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 14, 2021 01:07 PM (45fpk)

378 Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 01:04 PM (+Vt0n)

I'm sorry to hear that, dear.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 14, 2021 01:07 PM (k39e/)

379 Shocking: Fauci Admits That At Least 40%, and Maybe As High as 50%, of His Own Agency's Employees are Refusing to Get the Vaccine

***

In all seriousness, if this information somehow leaks out into the general population - the one where everyone who wanted the shot has already gotten it - new vaccinations are done.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Only 24 total COVID related deaths in the military since 2019 at May 14, 2021 01:08 PM (wCgji)

380 There was a US military/DOD contingent in Israel, advancing for something or other, that was pulled out a bit earlier than originally planned, but they had finished whatever they were doing. Haven't heard of any non-essential personnel reductions. That would not make sense given the situation.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 14, 2021 01:08 PM (OTzUX)

381 Whatever number Fauci gives, I suspect it is a lie.

Posted by: blaster at May 14, 2021 01:08 PM (ZfRYq)

382 "My mom and dad said, no vaccine, don't bother to visit."

That's terrible. Maybe you could offer to get tested first?

Posted by: f'd at May 14, 2021 01:08 PM (Tnijr)

383 341 I'm very fearful that my husband is going to make my
refusal to get the vax a huge issue. I do not know what I am going to
do. He doesn't seem interested in the fact that I am as afraid of the
vax as he is of the virus (he got the vax).

Posted by: Brunnhilde

I'm sorry to hear that. Is he a high risk case for getting Covid? And you're not? If so, this is a toughie. Normally, marriages are about compromises and putting the other person 1st...but it's hard to say how a couple works things out when we know only the virtual...

Posted by: Nova local at May 14, 2021 01:08 PM (b1h2x)

384 We've understood how immune systems work for over a century now. This virus is not special.
Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at May 14, 2021 01:03 PM (KRE4Q)

Au contraire. This virus was designed in a lab. Who the hell knows what is cooked into it.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy not a DHS informant at May 14, 2021 01:09 PM (wb3D1)

385 382 if they're " fully vaxxed" shouldn't that be adequate?

Posted by: CN at May 14, 2021 01:09 PM (ONvIw)

386 There's no pleasure in making your employees get the shot.

The real orgasmic pleasure comes from forcing the serfs to get the shot.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 14, 2021 12:22 PM (2JVJo)

Bingo

Posted by: clutch at May 14, 2021 01:09 PM (9UmRs)

387
182 New York Times reported Friday.



The report notes Biden holds lengthy deliberation meetings and
demands obsessive details from his advisors. When advisors get too
technical or obscure about an issue, Biden responds with "an outburst of
frustration, often laced with profanity."



Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2021 12:44 PM (RHGPo)

I bet the LEGO Death Star is too complicated

Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2021 01:09 PM (RHGPo)

388 341 Brunnhilde, a lot depends on his and your status. If you are immuno suppressed or he is, then it adds a factor to the equation. Same thing for being elderly or having pre existing conditions that make getting Covid more likely to be fatal.

In addition, ivermectin and perhaps HCQ seems to be a good prophylactic for some to prevent getting it as well as minimizing the infection if you do. Might want to investigate whether a doctor will prescribe either of those to you. Vitamin D and C along with zinc and perhaps quercetin (all OTC supplements) can also help stave off severe cases if not prevent it.

Posted by: whig at May 14, 2021 01:09 PM (pO7gM)

389 How come a drug that is cheap and has been around forever to treat lupus and malaria, which showed great efficacy, was attacked relentlessly by the media and the government in favor of this vax? ...
Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2021 01:01 PM (4fSQf)
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I see a few possibilities for this. One is that they can't control what they put in motion. They went all-in on a vaccine and to turn around and say, "well, we did it and we think it works but it turns out to not have been necessary" is untenable, and to admit that there is an effective therapeutic regimen means that they don't get their EUA and the vaccines may never hit the market properly.

That's the tame answer. There are less-tame answers. One is that they want people afraid, sick, paranoid, panicked and frustrated until they go to the government for help and grant them their G-d given rights to enforce long-term compliance and subservience.

I don't know. There are as many possible answers as there are people. I think there's a whole lot of power of "and" going on, with explanations ranging from foolishness to stupidity to cowardice to arrogance to evil.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2021 01:09 PM (Jsjd7)

390 God gives you a set amount of time on earth.

Not one second more, not one second less.

What you do or don't do doesn't change that fact.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2021 01:09 PM (4fSQf)

391 My mom and dad said, no vaccine, don't bother to visit.
Okay.
Posted by: SMH

Tell them you just won ten million bucks !

Posted by: JT at May 14, 2021 01:09 PM (arJlL)

392 But then that effort became politically hijacked, and hopelessly mired in caca.

When you combine that with a malicious deep state and a press that cannot be relied on to tell you what day it is, and we have a crisis of information and trust.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 01:09 PM (KZzsI)

393 My parents are Covid paranoid too but they haven't banned me from coming around. My dad thinks anyone who doesn't get the vaccine is crazy.

Posted by: f'd at May 14, 2021 01:09 PM (Tnijr)

394 Jewells -

Is the cactus sleeping with the fishes ?

Posted by: JT at May 14, 2021 01:10 PM (arJlL)

395 Meh, Fen.

It is what it is.

They're the ones that will never see their only great-grandbabies, except for pics on FB that my daughters post.

Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 01:10 PM (+Vt0n)

396 Fauci will now go back and require every employee to get the vaccine.

Posted by: Marcus T at May 14, 2021 01:10 PM (sOXXq)

397 Divorce is a viable option. Not joking. Someone that doesn't care about your worries is someone that doesn't have your back to begin with.

Sorry to break it down to you.
Posted by: rickb223



Friend of mine told me back when he was married to his 1st wife and his father was in the hospital dying of cancer, she told him he needed to spend more time at home.

That marriage didn't last.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 01:10 PM (Zz0t1)

398 "My mom and dad said, no vaccine, don't bother to visit."

If their vaccination isn't effective against covid, why would yours be?

Posted by: t-bird at May 14, 2021 01:10 PM (Lt1JN)

399 I told my doctor I would not take it. He got all huffy and asked me why. In short I told him the first time I got a "flu shot" I was sick as a dog for a week.
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FYI unless your doctor is a solo practitioner . . .
most big institution docs, have check lists they have to cover and get graded by the percentage of their patient population that covers the checklist. Possibly compensation tied indirectly.

Posted by: conspiracy or not, this ain't right at May 14, 2021 01:10 PM (Z/yVt)

400 "My mom and dad said, no vaccine, don't bother to visit."

So they admit that they have zero confidence in the vaccine saving them from infection. (that, and they are innumerate and don't understand what 99.8% recovery means)

Tell them to "wear the damn mask" the ultimate talisman against ever getting sick from the Wuhan Death Miasma.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 14, 2021 01:10 PM (+LCoQ)

401 I'm very fearful that my husband is going to make my refusal to get the vax a huge issue. I do not know what I am going to do. He doesn't seem interested in the fact that I am as afraid of the vax as he is of the virus (he got the vax).

--

Gosh, Brunhilde, I don't know what to say to this. First off, Mr. Black would never dream of trying to tell me what to do. He knows better. I'm pretty stubborn. But aside from that, how can he feel it's his decision to harangue you into what he wants you to do any more than for you to do the same to him? If you had no say-so in his getting the vax, he should have no say-so in your choice.

Posted by: Lady in Black at May 14, 2021 01:11 PM (O+I8R)

402 Posted by: Reuben Hick
___

I haven't talked to them in well over a year.
Don't plan on starting now.

Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 01:12 PM (+Vt0n)

403 326 322 Over at ScienceAlert, they have a study that claims to have proof that rodents and pigs can breath thru their butts
.. bringing us closer to being truly able to talk thru our butts

Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2021 01:02 PM (RHGPo)

Turtles can.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 14, 2021 01:02 PM (UuD2k)

Mikey does it all the time.

Posted by: Raphael at May 14, 2021 01:12 PM (Ojki1)

404 Fauci will now go back and require every employee to get the vaccine.
Posted by: Marcus T at May 14, 2021 01:10 PM (sOXXq)


I believe there have been courts that said companies cannot force this on employees. If they do, they assume all responsibility for any and all ailments that occur from said vaccination.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 01:12 PM (Zz0t1)

405 this is how you get zombies

Posted by: x4 at May 14, 2021 01:12 PM (oA+QO)

406 Should be interesting to see the data. Remember, its 3 years to test a new drug by FDA rules. For a reason.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 01:06 PM (KZzsI)
++++
For good reasons. It doesn't take that long to find out if the vaccine is a good defense against the targeted disease. It does take that long for other normal conditions to accumulate in great enough volume that you learn whether there are weird, unexpected interactions (like getting sick with something else that blows you up, or take a drug that now works differently or not at all or becomes dangerous). It's complicated stuff and you can't map everything out. You do, to a point, have to wait and see.

Is three years always reasonable? Probably not. There are probably circumstances where it is excessive. But vaccines are powerful stuff and our regulatory structures are cautious with them.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2021 01:12 PM (Jsjd7)

407 Posted by: IllTemperedCur


I shake and tremble so bad now, all I'll be good for is to draw fire...

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at May 14, 2021 01:12 PM (r1z5A)

408 That marriage didn't last.

I attended a friend's wedding. They wrote their own vows (bad idea that seems wise and romantic to young people) and they told me everything.

The friend's vows were all about how wonderful the bride was, what she meant to him, all her great qualities and how that made him love her.

The bride's vows were all about how he made her feel.

I gave the marriage 5 years, to when she stopped feeling that way.

It didn't even make 4.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 01:13 PM (KZzsI)

409 CAT, we don't know what's in the virus.

We don't know what's in the CV19 injections.

Yet, we're being stampeded into getting injected.



Posted by: callsign claymore at May 14, 2021 01:13 PM (ZNqzz)

410 Thats probably because you have FACTORED OUT long term complications. The experiment aint over just because you survived the jab long enough to walk out of the doctors office. How long did it take to realize some of the pregnancy risk from other approved drugs?

Slow your roll.
Posted by: conspiracy or not, this ain't right at May 14, 2021 01:06 PM (v5muY)



Hell it was what, 30-some years before they knew DES was bad?

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 14, 2021 01:13 PM (Ez6QX)

411 Yeah, I'm REALLY worried about the vaccine now. But I have other things wrong with me so it seemed like a good idea at the time. Some friends and family's are refusing and I'm whole heartedly supporting their decision.

Posted by: InCali at May 14, 2021 01:13 PM (ov5G+)

412 Laugh, but famed biochemist Linus Pauling seriously recommended that individuals with sickle-cell anemia markers get tattooed in a similar fashion

Sickle cell anemia is a terrible thing ta afflict your child with.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy not a DHS informant at May 14, 2021 01:13 PM (wb3D1)

413 333 307 AP says the GOP is seizing upon high gas prices to criticize Biden.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 14, 2021 01:00 PM (VVEnO)

That silly GOP! Always seizing on things!
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at May 14, 2021 01:03 PM (UPoLF)

I thought it was "pounce" day. I must have missed a day somewhere.

Posted by: Bete at May 14, 2021 01:13 PM (Ojki1)

414 I see things pretty much like you. I see that the virus is real. I see that it needed to be addressed. But then that effort became politically hijacked, and hopelessly mired in caca. We can't get to the truth because no one really wants the truth. They want to score points. There seems to be a lack of interest in a reasonable outcome.
Posted by: grammie winger


The virus is real. There are cheap, effective drugs that we have known how they operate for years.

Then it became political. Fuck politics.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2021 01:13 PM (OCTRt)

415 My mom and dad said, no vaccine, don't bother to visit.
Okay.
Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 01:04 PM (+Vt0n)


My in-laws will be passing through this summer and said if I don't get the vax they don't want to see me.

Darn it.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at May 14, 2021 01:14 PM (dfRN6)

416 >>The report notes Biden holds lengthy deliberation meetings and
demands obsessive details from his advisors.


I think someone mistook Biden napping for deep thought.

This is not believable on its face based on how Biden has behaved in public these past few months. He rarely walks without assistance, garbles his speech, and often says things like "What am I signing?" (EOs) and "I don't know what I'm doing here."

Be better propagandists, NYT.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 14, 2021 01:14 PM (bDqIh)

417 I am of the mindset that this virus was 'bad' in the beginning because there are millions everywhere that are on pharmaceuticals for various things. In paying attention to the ads they run on TV now, one of the first side effects is that it depletes the immune system.

Introduce Covid to a depleted immune system and see what happens.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 01:06 PM (Zz0t1)

One of my best friends got the shot and died of a heart attack a couple days later. I'm not sure it's unrelated, given that some types have been noted to cause blood clots.

Between that and my already having had it, I'll take my chances and trust my immune system. Even if it can reinfect, I've already demonstrated that I can beat it.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at May 14, 2021 01:14 PM (KRE4Q)

418 384 We've understood how immune systems work for over a century now. This virus is not special.
Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at May 14, 2021 01:03 PM (KRE4Q)

Au contraire. This virus was designed in a lab. Who the hell knows what is cooked into it.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy not a DHS informant at May 14, 2021 01:09 PM (wb3D1)

Amen - see 2nd cases now occurring...which means baseline infected immunity is short...in fact, that may also be India's problem b/c they thought they hit herd immunity in Jan from infection (60% infected last year, or so they thought)...there's a Jan news piece with that info...

Posted by: Nova local at May 14, 2021 01:14 PM (b1h2x)

419 My parents are Covid paranoid too but they haven't banned me from coming around. My dad thinks anyone who doesn't get the vaccine is crazy.

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My 85-year old dad is paranoid too, and has gotten the shots. I think, at least in cases like his, he sees the word "vaccine" and this is no different than all the others he took over his lifespan. Same as polio! My dad doesn't use the internet. He has no other sources of information. He only goes by what he hears and he hears the word "vaccine" and that's good enough for him.

Posted by: Lady in Black at May 14, 2021 01:15 PM (O+I8R)

420 Then it became political. Fuck politics.
Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2021 01:13 PM (OCTRt)

Sad reality is that the most dangerous job on the planet, is being a Politician. Its not dangerous to YOU, just to everyone else.

They sure seem to kill a LOT of people.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 14, 2021 01:15 PM (oHd/0)

421 Babylon Bee:
"Dick Cheney Invites Trump On Reconciliatory Hunting Trip"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 01:15 PM (KZzsI)

422 When I grow up I want to be just like Dr "Strangelove". Fauci or my pet Chihuahua. Maybe I will stick with the Chihuahua.

Wonder if VP Horris has regrets on being Blo Jidens diaper changer. When Blo Jiden goes down the drain Horris will go to. But, on the other side Horris loves to go down on things anyway...

Posted by: James at May 14, 2021 01:15 PM (yVV7Q)

423 We are both in our early 60s. He take BP medicine. I am healthy as a horse (no meds).

He just gets so angry with me for not getting it. We really have no discussions because he just sees red and thinks I'm an idiot.

Posted by: Brunnhilde at May 14, 2021 01:15 PM (E3FAu)

424 Au contraire. This virus was designed in a lab. Who the hell knows what is cooked into it.

After a year, we know the results. It produces a bit more illness than the common influenza, and four or five orders of magnitude more in fear.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 14, 2021 01:15 PM (+LCoQ)

425 I foresee it taking years to see the full effects of what these shots could potentially do in the human body. We're far short of being out of the experimental phase.

Seen anecdotal reports from truckers that there seem to be more people just "zoning out" and driving off the road lately. Don't know what the correlation is between vaxxed people and single car accidents, but considering what we know about these things causing blood clots it can't be zero.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at May 14, 2021 01:16 PM (SchxB)

426 I have to be vaccinated to keep my job.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 14, 2021 01:16 PM (EZebt)

427 hey fuck dat shit
not getting the Shot
my body, my choice™

Posted by: DB- just DB at May 14, 2021 01:16 PM (iTXRQ)

428 404 OSHA has labor guidance policy. If an employer requires a vaccine for it regarding employees, it makes it a worker's compensation issue if thing goes South as a job related requirement. Dunno about requiring contractors as that could result in workmen's comp or a tort action depending on the exact legal status of the worker.

Posted by: whig at May 14, 2021 01:16 PM (pO7gM)

429 He just gets so angry with me for not getting it. We really have no discussions because he just sees red and thinks I'm an idiot.
Posted by: Brunnhilde
___

I'm sorry you have to deal with that.

Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 01:16 PM (+Vt0n)

430 I agree that high gas prices are disgusting. We must do something about this Farting crisis now !!!!!!!!

Posted by: James at May 14, 2021 01:16 PM (yVV7Q)

431 Posted by: Nova local at May 14, 2021 01:14 PM (b1h2x)

Bill Maher, fully vaccinated, asymptomatic but tested Positive.

Why he took the test? I have no idea, but could be a false positive.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 14, 2021 01:17 PM (oHd/0)

432 >>The virus is real. There are cheap, effective drugs that we have known how they operate for years.

Then it became political. Fuck politics.
- - -

This.
They have hidden and disparaged cheap and easy remedies and preventative measures, including HCQ + zinc, Vitamin D, getting sunlight and fresh air.

The obsessive herding us into expensive, untested vaccines, which we now hear will require a booster (more to come?), is political. There's clearly an agenda.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 14, 2021 01:17 PM (bDqIh)

433 Sickle cell anemia is a terrible thing ta afflict your child with.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy not a DHS informant


But it grants some immunity from Malaria. God gives, God takes away. (no snark, not joking.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at May 14, 2021 01:17 PM (r1z5A)

434 425 Blanco Basura,
There is a nationwide shortage of truck drivers right now and that may reflect over worked drivers rather than Covid shots.

Posted by: whig at May 14, 2021 01:17 PM (pO7gM)

435
Au contraire.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy not a DHS informant at May 14, 2021 01:09 PM (wb3D1)



Wasn't he the Sergeant in CHIPS?

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 01:17 PM (Zz0t1)

436 KEEP YOUR LAWS OFF MY BODY™

Posted by: DB- just DB at May 14, 2021 01:17 PM (iTXRQ)

437 419 my husband is 80. He feels the same way. And he admits there's no long term risk at 80

Posted by: CN at May 14, 2021 01:17 PM (ONvIw)

438 I'd be willing to bet that Fauci sees himself as the Jonas Salk of the 21st century.

Posted by: Shooter McGavin at May 14, 2021 01:17 PM (yL+Ld)

439 398 "My mom and dad said, no vaccine, don't bother to visit."

If their vaccination isn't effective against covid, why would yours be?
Posted by: t-bird at May 14, 2021 01:10 PM (Lt1JN)

B/c they are in the very elderly or immuno-compromised group that gets less immunity from vaccines than regular folks. That's been established here...many times.

Assuming they are parents of the poster, they are older by 20 years+.

That said, that'd never be my position. I'm immunocompromised and visiting my non-vaccinated brother next week. But he knows to be careful and make sure he's not sick when he visits...and if he's not actively sick, then it's in a higher power's hands...

Posted by: Nova local at May 14, 2021 01:17 PM (b1h2x)

440 @whig and Harry:

To operate at the President of the United States level, you are managing systems, not operations. You need the Chief of Staff to tell you the list of people you need to call to give them a nudge on something, and you need to make periodic personal appearances to keep things on the tracks politically, but if you're spending your time on details, you're not spending your time on big picture things that only the President can do. Case in point: Jimmy Carter worrying about scheduling the White House tennis court while the country is burning down, versus Ronald Reagan focusing on defeating the USSR. Trump mostly got this right: Abraham Accords, Supreme Court and lower court appointments, illegal immigration and the wall, confronting China on trade, reforming NAFTA, early on defeating ISIS, etc. Trump was actually a quite consequential President because he got big things done. There is no chance that Biden has any clue, and the people around him want to get the one big thing done of making the US into a Western Europe social democratic nation.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at May 14, 2021 01:17 PM (BMmaB)

441 I'm guessing the side effects and real danger of this stuff are small percentage points but probably larger than .05%.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 01:18 PM (KZzsI)

442

but of course
it's never been used before - people are the research

the Moderna CEO Ted Talks is making the rounds. He admits what it does. It changes you.

no thanks

fighting with hubby who got his first jab. I am so far waiting to see how this shakes out. Too many deaths. Too many uncertains down the road. How do we know what will happen to the jabee's 1 year 2 years or 3 years down the road? It sounds bad.

Posted by: artisanal ette at May 14, 2021 01:18 PM (Jse2M)

443 I have to be vaccinated to keep my job.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 14, 2021 01:16 PM (EZebt)



You should look into that. I believe the courts have ruled on that. Your company accepts the responsibility for any issues you have going forward from the vaccine, if any.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 01:18 PM (Zz0t1)

444
He just gets so angry with me for not getting
it. We really have no discussions because he just sees red and thinks
I'm an idiot.

Posted by: Brunnhilde


That is not good.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at May 14, 2021 01:18 PM (r1z5A)

445 >I'd be willing to bet that Fauci sees himself as the Jonas Salk of the 21st century.
Posted by: Shooter McGavin


I see him as the snake oil salesman from Josey Wales

Posted by: DB- just DB at May 14, 2021 01:18 PM (iTXRQ)

446 Sickle cell anemia is a terrible thing ta afflict your child with.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy not a DHS informant
__

At least don't have to worry about that.

No one in my family carries the trait.

Must be because we got lots of that white people's blood coursing through our veins.

Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 01:19 PM (+Vt0n)

447 KEEP YOUR LAWS OFF MY BODY
Posted by: DB- just DB at May 14, 2021 01:17 PM (iTXRQ)


My body, my choice.

Remember THAT one?

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 01:19 PM (Zz0t1)

448 I miss Jimmy Carter.........

Posted by: James at May 14, 2021 01:19 PM (yVV7Q)

449 Posted by: MW at May 14, 2021 01:00 PM (KXr4W)

You might want to search google for the news about TED the Moderna chief medical officer was involved in where he said that the "vaccine" definitely changed your genetics/dna.

Posted by: jakee308 at May 14, 2021 01:19 PM (dLws2)

450 Here's another dumb question:

If you're vaccinated, why care what I do? If you're right, all us unvaxxed people will die, leaving only the vaxed.

If you can't catch it, why does it matter to you what I do?

The only people I can infect would be others choosing not to take it and we all agreed to make our choice and accept the risk.

So why the fuss?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2021 01:19 PM (4fSQf)

451 Amen - see 2nd cases now occurring...which means baseline infected immunity is short...in fact, that may also be India's problem b/c they thought they hit herd immunity in Jan from infection (60% infected last year, or so they thought)...there's a Jan news piece with that info...
===
... Russia will spread her errors throughout the world raising up wars and persecutions against the Church, the good will be martyred, the Holy Father will have much to suffer, various nations will be annihilated.

Posted by: because yesterday was the Feast Day of O.L. of Fatima at May 14, 2021 01:19 PM (A/GA4)

452 I got the second does of the Pfizer on Wednesday morning and it kicked my ass for 24 hours straight. At one point yetserday I had a temperature of 101.3, I felt like hell. I feel ok today, but man...

Posted by: Nonapod at May 14, 2021 01:20 PM (K4vtd)

453 I heard VP Horris is now offering BJ's for everyone who gets the vaccine........

Posted by: James at May 14, 2021 01:20 PM (yVV7Q)

454 oh sure

Posted by: DB- just DB at May 14, 2021 01:20 PM (iTXRQ)

455 Laugh, but famed biochemist Linus Pauling seriously recommended that individuals with sickle-cell anemia markers get tattooed in a similar fashion so that prospective sex partners would see the marks and thus not hook-up.
Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 14, 2021 01:01 PM (+LCoQ)

Sickle-Cell, but not Tay-Sachs or Huntington's Chorea or hemophilia. Huh.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at May 14, 2021 01:20 PM (mdjgu)

456 If Trump REALLY didn't have Covid, someone would have leaked the news by now.

I'm skeptical myself, but I don't blame him if it's true.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 14, 2021 01:20 PM (HrMC1)

457 14 Uh oh......

Moderna Chief Medical Officer Confirms mRNA Injection For COVID-19 Can Change Your Genetic Code
_________

Yeah, I prefer not to be experimented on by Big Pharma.

Especially to get limited protection from a virus that has a 99.9%+ survival rate.

There are no long terms studies, and we don't know what the long-term effects of the vaccines might be.

If other people want to get the vaccines, that's up to them, and I wish them the best of luck. But I'll pass.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at May 14, 2021 01:20 PM (k4dH2)

458 426 I have to be vaccinated to keep my job.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 14, 2021 01:16 PM (EZebt)

-------

Your company is okay with the liability issues they will be responsible for, if there are an adverse effects from the vaccine?

Posted by: blake - semi lurker at large at May 14, 2021 01:21 PM (zUEDs)

459 This virus was designed in a lab.

--

Remember when we were told it came from puddles of bat/animal juices at the wet markets?

Posted by: Lady in Black at May 14, 2021 01:21 PM (O+I8R)

460 I bet the LEGO Death Star is too complicated
Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2021 01:09 PM (RHGPo)

Some of those bigger Lego sets can be very complicated.

Why yes I do still build Legos. Did not get the Death Star one though.

Posted by: Bete at May 14, 2021 01:21 PM (Ojki1)

461 You might want to search google for the news about TED the Moderna chief medical officer was involved in where he said that the "vaccine" definitely changed your genetics/dna.
==
its called Moderna because their mission statement is to MODERNIZE human RNA.

Posted by: Hubris Much? at May 14, 2021 01:21 PM (A/GA4)

462 You might want to search google for the news about TED the Moderna chief medical officer was involved in where he said that the "vaccine" definitely changed your genetics/dna.

So what? Lots of things alter your DNA. Even if you do nothing, just aging will alter your DNA. (via copy-mutations)

Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 14, 2021 01:21 PM (+LCoQ)

463 Oops I need to mention that they said "it could" change your dna.

Not that it does. But it can. The cell can screw up and the messenger rna becomes transcribed into your dna under certain conditions.

Also other genetic scientists last year (from harvard and mit) were concerned that enough testing was not done on the instances of the dna being changed and the side effects over time.

Posted by: jakee308 at May 14, 2021 01:21 PM (dLws2)

464 no thanks

fighting with hubby who got his first jab. I am so far waiting to see how this shakes out. Too many deaths. Too many uncertains down the road. How do we know what will happen to the jabee's 1 year 2 years or 3 years down the road? It sounds bad.
Posted by: artisanal ette

My neighbor just died the day of his jab.
He was healthy as a horse.
I'm having a hard time with this. he was a good guy.

Posted by: JT at May 14, 2021 01:21 PM (arJlL)

465 423 Brunnhilde, in your case, the cost analysis might be not to risk getting the shot but try talking with a medical professional about alternatives that you can bring up.

As I said, there are some drugs, albeit with possible side effects, that have proven to be somewhat of a preventative (HCQ plus zinc and Ivermectin) if taken regularly. Do your own research and find a health professional that is willing to listen and provide good information about the risks and benefits of each course of action.

Remember that the COVID vaccines have not yet been approved by the FDA for anything other than emergency use.

Posted by: whig at May 14, 2021 01:21 PM (pO7gM)

466 Here's another dumb question:
If you're vaccinated, why care what I do? If you're right, all us unvaxxed people will die, leaving only the vaxed.
If you can't catch it, why does it matter to you what I do?
The only people I can infect would be others choosing not to take it and we all agreed to make our choice and accept the risk.
So why the fuss?
Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2021 01:19 PM (4fSQf)


exactly
my body my choice, which cannot be repeated enough

so they are all in on killing innocent children in your own body but you're not in control of your own life?
please

Posted by: artisanal ette at May 14, 2021 01:21 PM (Jse2M)

467 Moderna Chief Medical Officer Confirms mRNA Injection For COVID-19 Can Change Your Genetic Code
___

A lot of young women (and men) have had the jab.

Will be interesting to see how fertility is affected.

Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 01:22 PM (+Vt0n)

468 I don't know. There are as many possible answers as there are people. I think there's a whole lot of power of "and" going on, with explanations ranging from foolishness to stupidity to cowardice to arrogance to evil.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)

I have been in organizations (industries even) which were in denial.

An examples - there is a whole industry around a certain technology and a new tech comes along which is going to wipe out all existing firms because it makes the old thing unnecessary. Well, the big established firms all get this blindness.

Partly they ignore reality, partly they have doubts, and partly they trust the guys at the top. but the guys at the top have to much vested interest and are in deep denial.

It is an odd psychological phenomena. It makes people latch on to credentials to justify the "this is fine" while the room is on fire.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at May 14, 2021 01:22 PM (kfFO8)

469 438 I'd be willing to bet that Fauci sees himself as the Jonas Salk of the 21st century.
Posted by: Shooter McGavin at May 14, 2021 01:17 PM (yL+Ld)

That would be ironic, because Salk was a shoo-in to get the Nobel Prize for Medicine. He didn't get it, because everyone he worked with hated him.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at May 14, 2021 01:22 PM (mdjgu)

470 This virus was designed in a lab.

--

Remember when we were told it came from puddles of bat/animal juices at the wet markets?
Posted by: Lady in Black
===
What, did you expect me to own up to financing the whole thing?

Posted by: Tony the salesman at May 14, 2021 01:22 PM (A/GA4)

471 I marvel at the posters who recite internet stories of how Covid vaccines are untested experimental drugs with numerous permanent side effects while at the same time promote using equine ivermectin whose formula is untested on humans and contains adjuncts designed for 1000lb livestock. This disconnect is startling.

Posted by: Jen the original at May 14, 2021 01:22 PM (B94oO)

472 >>> I bet the LEGO Death Star is too complicated
Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2021 01:09 PM (RHGPo)

Some of those bigger Lego sets can be very complicated.

Why yes I do still build Legos. Did not get the Death Star one though.
Posted by: Bete at May 14, 2021 01:21 PM (Ojki1)



And they are mucho expensivo. I can't believe some of the price tags I see for those things. $100s of dollars.

Posted by: banana Dream at May 14, 2021 01:22 PM (Fq1gB)

473
So what? Lots of things alter your DNA. Even if you do nothing, just aging will alter your DNA. (via copy-mutations)
Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 14, 2021 01:21 PM (+LCoQ)



I'll let natural occurrence happen. Taking a man altered 'vaccine' to do it is something COMPLETELY different.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 01:22 PM (Zz0t1)

474 423 We are both in our early 60s. He take BP medicine. I am healthy as a horse (no meds).

He just gets so angry with me for not getting it. We really have no discussions because he just sees red and thinks I'm an idiot.
Posted by: Brunnhilde at May 14, 2021 01:15 PM (E3FAu)

BP has been a major risk factor for severe Covid...as is being over 60. I think you two need to work this out...

Posted by: Nova local at May 14, 2021 01:23 PM (b1h2x)

475 Artisanal,

What does your husband say about you not getting the vax?

Posted by: Brunnhilde at May 14, 2021 01:23 PM (E3FAu)

476 Billy Wilder's The Emperor Waltz is finally coming to Blu-ray on August 17th from Kino Lorber.

I'm excited.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 01:23 PM (LvTSG)

477 I love it! Happy birthday Representative Omar..........

Looks like Israel might have leaked false info about Gaza ground invasion to lazy US media outlets to trick Hamas fighters into their tunnels. Then they bombed tunnels & killed 100s of terrorists. If so, an effective way to avoid more civilian deaths

Posted by: James at May 14, 2021 01:23 PM (yVV7Q)

478 Some of those bigger Lego sets can be very complicated.



Why yes I do still build Legos. Did not get the Death Star one though.

Posted by: Bete

The transmission in the dozer is a piece of art and nightmare inducing.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at May 14, 2021 01:24 PM (r1z5A)

479 My neighbor just died the day of his jab.
He was healthy as a horse.
I'm having a hard time with this. he was a good guy.
Posted by: JT at May 14, 2021 01:21 PM (arJlL)


sorry to hear
too many healthy are passing away or getting horrible side effects that will never go away

they are experimenting on us - but leaving themselves out. Ask Congress how many have taken it. Remember the empty syringe with the fake AOC shot?

Pelosi will mumble something about medical patient's rights to not disclose...

Posted by: artisanal ette at May 14, 2021 01:24 PM (Jse2M)

480 while at the same time promote using equine ivermectin whose formula is untested on humans and contains adjuncts designed for 1000lb livestock.

Ivermectin has been used to treat sars-based illnesses and others for years around the world. Millions of people. What on earth are you going on about?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 01:24 PM (KZzsI)

481 Moderna Chief Medical Officer Confirms mRNA Injection For COVID-19 Can Change Your Genetic Code
___

A lot of young women (and men) have had the jab.

Will be interesting to see how fertility is affected.
===
If by "interesting" you mean "existential dread".

if people stop having babies, guess what happens to the economy/stock market?

Posted by: its an op, m'kay, ops are bad, m'kay at May 14, 2021 01:24 PM (A/GA4)

482 Continued barrages towards Ashkelon and Ashdod. Another anti-tank position in Gaza taken out by IDF. Reportedly ceasefire talks in progress via Egypt, but festivities continue.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 14, 2021 01:24 PM (OTzUX)

483 Here's another dumb question:

If you're vaccinated, why care what I do? If you're right, all us unvaxxed people will die, leaving only the vaxed.

If you can't catch it, why does it matter to you what I do?

The only people I can infect would be others choosing not to take it and we all agreed to make our choice and accept the risk.

So why the fuss?
Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2021 01:19 PM (4fSQf)



I have been saying exactly this. I just don't get it.

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 14, 2021 01:24 PM (Ez6QX)

484 Artisanal,

What does your husband say about you not getting the vax?
Posted by: Brunnhilde at May 14, 2021 01:23 PM (E3FAu)


massive fighting

Posted by: artisanal ette at May 14, 2021 01:24 PM (Jse2M)

485 I have been saying exactly this. I just don't get it.
Posted by: Jordan61
__

I don't get it either.

Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 01:25 PM (+Vt0n)

486 You should look into that. I believe the courts have ruled on that. Your company accepts the responsibility for any issues you have going forward from the vaccine, if any.

--

I can see it now. It will be like the Radium Girls, trying to get those clock companies to acknowledge their jaws falling off was caused by the glowing paint.

Posted by: Lady in Black at May 14, 2021 01:25 PM (O+I8R)

487 A lot of young women (and men) have had the jab.

Will be interesting to see how fertility is affected.
===
If by "interesting" you mean "existential dread".

if people stop having babies, guess what happens to the economy/stock market?
Posted by: its an op, m'kay, ops are bad, m'kay at May 14, 2021 01:24 PM (A/GA4)

Welcome to the World of the Desert Strom Veteran.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 14, 2021 01:26 PM (oHd/0)

488 I'm not getting the jab, but a lot of you seem unaware of the fact that natural immunity to this can last as little as 3 months. This is well known in the medical field by now, but not widely reported by the media or noted by the government.

Posted by: somedood at May 14, 2021 01:26 PM (U+s6u)

489 cont.

I think the theraputics were dismissed because Big Pharma had already too much invested in vaccines, and knew there was a ton of money to be made and they would all be rich if this new market was real. The catch was - what if there was a cheap easy cure? well they had to dismiss that. And whenever any scientist was challenged he would simply go back to his lizard brain and say how it was probably not really working and the data was bad, and by the way it is too dangerous, and reeeeeeeeeee. This was that dismissal where they have to believe in what they are doing. ("To me kid, there's always a band.")

But when that gets told to reporters and gov. employees who wanted to Kill-Trump, they amplified it.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at May 14, 2021 01:26 PM (kfFO8)

490 I have been saying exactly this. I just don't get it.
Posted by: Jordan61
__

I don't get it either.
Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 01:25 PM (+Vt0n)


Tripled.


Even without seeing Jordan's boobs.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 01:26 PM (Zz0t1)

491 do as I say, not as I do? What do government employees know about the "science" that we're not being told? We are being treated like sheep, and we are cool with it.

Posted by: Edwin Santiago at May 14, 2021 01:26 PM (NjB0Z)

492 My neighbor just died the day of his jab.
He was healthy as a horse.
I'm having a hard time with this. he was a good guy.
Posted by: JT at May 14, 2021 01:21 PM (arJlL)



Aw, hell. I'm sorry JT.

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 14, 2021 01:26 PM (Ez6QX)

493 while at the same time promote using equine ivermectin whose formula is untested on humans and contains adjuncts designed for 1000lb livestock.
==
STOP idioting up the board.

P.I.A. stands for the THREE GREATEST drugs in human history. Penicillin, Ivermectin and Aspirin. Ivermectin has been used, conservatively on humans, 4 billion doses. If you do not know what you are talking about. Don't.

Posted by: its an op, m'kay, ops are bad, m'kay at May 14, 2021 01:26 PM (A/GA4)

494 Ivermectin has been used to treat sars-based
illnesses and others for years around the world. Millions of people.
What on earth are you going on about?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 01:24 PM (KZzsI)


But it's chiefly an anti-parasitic, no?

Posted by: grammie winger at May 14, 2021 01:27 PM (45fpk)

495 Gosh, if my spouse tried to argue with me and bully me into taking this thing I don't choose to take, he'd better be wearing a protective cup. LOL

Posted by: Lady in Black at May 14, 2021 01:27 PM (O+I8R)

496 I'm not getting the jab, but a lot of you seem unaware of the fact that natural immunity to this can last as little as 3 months. This is well known in the medical field by now, but not widely reported by the media or noted by the government.
Posted by: somedood at May 14, 2021 01:26 PM (U+s6u)


oh they have jab after jab lined up from here on out

Posted by: artisanal ette at May 14, 2021 01:27 PM (Jse2M)

497
That silly GOP! Always seizing on things!
Posted by: Harry Paratestes

I thought it was "pounce" day. I must have missed a day somewhere.
Posted by: Bete


The S and P 500

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 14, 2021 01:27 PM (63Dwl)

498 488 I'm not getting the jab, but a lot of you seem unaware of the fact that natural immunity to this can last as little as 3 months. This is well known in the medical field by now, but not widely reported by the media or noted by the government.
Posted by: somedood at May 14, 2021 01:26 PM (U+s6u)

Antibodies for as little as 3 months is normal. Typically the body remembers how to generate them for longer than that, but it doesn't really matter because viruses like this mutate a lot. For the same reason the vaccines aren't likely to be all that effective.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at May 14, 2021 01:27 PM (z5Vrg)

499 I could easily say "a little more than half" to mean 60%, because if it was 70%, I'd say "a little less than three-quarters." If it was in between, I'd say "about two-thirds."

But that's all beside the point.

If I'm the guy saying "You must WEAR THE MASK and GET THE VACCINE or YOU WILL DIE or I WILL LOCK YOU IN YOUR HOMES FOREVER or both of those awful outcomes?"

Well, then I better be g-ddamned certain that every single one of my employees has done these things, or been fired by the time I make that aggressive, authoritarian, fear-mongering statement.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 14, 2021 01:27 PM (Uh2oA)

500 The only people I can infect would be others choosing not to take it and we all agreed to make our choice and accept the risk.

So why the fuss?
- - - -
Exactly.Now watch this Rachel Maddow clip for some insight into the mindset:

https://tinyurl.com/5mhcpnpw

These people have been damaged by the pandemic, and sh admits they have completely rewired their thinking.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 14, 2021 01:28 PM (bDqIh)

501 But it's chiefly an anti-parasitic, no?

Yeah this is a different target for its effects but Ivermectin hardly unknown in its effects on human beings, and testing has show it to be tremendously effective for fighting the Wuhan Flu.

The "vaccine" is clearly and openly stated to be new and experimental and almost completely untested.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 01:28 PM (KZzsI)

502
The S and P 500
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 14, 2021 01:27 PM (63Dwl)


Richard Petty won that race 5 times.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 01:29 PM (Zz0t1)

503 I bet the LEGO Death Star is too complicated
Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2021 01:09 PM (RHGPo)


I bet the lego garden wall is too complicated.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at May 14, 2021 01:29 PM (kfFO8)

504 471 I marvel at the posters who recite internet stories of how Covid vaccines are untested experimental drugs
_________

Covid vaccines ARE untested experimental drugs. And we currently don't know what, it any, long term effects they will have on people -- because they are untested experimental drugs.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at May 14, 2021 01:29 PM (k4dH2)

505 Posted by: Jen the original at May 14, 2021 01:22 PM (B94oO)

Ivermectin is approved for the use of stopping two debilitating diseases from parasites in Africa. The've been using it for over 20 years. It's also been noted for it's safety and lack of side effects.

Just as Hydroxychloroquine was pooh poohed because it wasn't approved for use against the covid saying it was risky. but the dosage was no different than what's been given to those with malaria and that's been done and approved safe for years.

Posted by: jakee308 at May 14, 2021 01:29 PM (dLws2)

506 Financial person and militant Catholic Ann Barnhardt just linked this post.

Posted by: Vyx at May 14, 2021 01:30 PM (uxqZF)

507 Human beings have been effectively fighting all kinds of bugs for eons.

Your body is the most lethal virus killing machine ever invented.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2021 01:30 PM (4fSQf)

508 Covid vaccines ARE untested experimental drugs.

Yeah, this isn't some "internet story" its objective, absolute fact as stated clearly by the companies that create these things. There's zero question about it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 01:30 PM (KZzsI)

509 440 Caesar of the North, I don't disagree. However, politics have distorted the whole iq issue of presidents (or the electorate in general) where they equate Rep. as stupid and Dem as smart.

In reality, a certain amount of intelligence is necessary which is probably close to the average for those with a college education at least. The complexities of the issues recently may have increased that requirement to 130 plus for more recent presidents but does not relieve a president from needing street smarts beyond iq in basic delegation requiring supervision and decision-making.

Posted by: whig at May 14, 2021 01:30 PM (pO7gM)

510 Christopher Taylor - I wish I knew more about how Ivermectin would work on this virus in particular. Is there possibly a connection with parasites? I dunno. I'm asking.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 14, 2021 01:30 PM (45fpk)

511 I bet the lego garden wall is too complicated.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest

*Snort*

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at May 14, 2021 01:31 PM (r1z5A)

512 Gosh, if my spouse tried to argue with me and bully me into taking this thing I don't choose to take, he'd better be wearing a protective cup. LOL
Posted by: Lady in Black at May 14, 2021 01:27 PM (O+I8R)


at least my husband is not bullying me...
I show him articles and videos about how dangerous it all is, that is when the fighting starts. He said he did not say anything about my decision so I should do the same for him. He thinks everything I show him is a conspiracy theory. I tried to dissuade HIM from getting it. Told him he is playing Russian Roulette. Tried to get him to hold off a few months, common sense to see if there are big issues, but family far left kook pressure. They are all celebrating getting it. The looks they gave me when I said "I'm waiting." lol

Posted by: artisanal ette at May 14, 2021 01:31 PM (Jse2M)

513 One interesting thing this time is that the IDF is systematically hitting *banks* in Gaza. Pretty clear they're targeting stuff, not people - roof knock bomb, delay, real bomb (and probably warnings, haven't seen that detail confirmed though).

"The 2nd quarter was rough for the banking sector in Gaza, with many institutions being vaporized, literally, by the IDF."

Posted by: rhomboid at May 14, 2021 01:31 PM (OTzUX)

514 When I was in Iraq, Lariam (mefloquine) was administered as an anti-malarial.

Had to take it in 2003 and 2006.
2008, it was no longer administered due to some having psychological side-effects.

Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 01:31 PM (+Vt0n)

515 I wish I knew more about how Ivermectin would work on this virus in particular.

I am not sure, there was a link on the sidebar of a Johns Hopkins doctor and scientist who talked quite a bit about it

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 01:31 PM (KZzsI)

516
If you're vaccinated, why care what I do? If you're right, all us unvaxxed people will die, leaving only the vaxed.
If you can't catch it, why does it matter to you what I do?
The only people I can infect would be others choosing not to take it and we all agreed to make our choice and accept the risk.
So why the fuss?
Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2021 01:19 PM (4fSQf)


I have been saying exactly this. I just don't get it.
Posted by: Jordan61 at May 14, 2021 01:24 PM (Ez6QX)

I think a part of this--not the whole reason--but a part of this is that the vaxxed want you to get it too so they don't feel like a sucker for getting it--while YOU didn't.
I think the Mask Nazis were partly driven by the same thing--"I have to wear this damn mask, so I'm going to make sure EVERYONE has to wear it.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 14, 2021 01:32 PM (HrMC1)

517 Nood, folks.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at May 14, 2021 01:32 PM (mdjgu)

518 Just as Hydroxychloroquine was pooh poohed because
it wasn't approved for use against the covid saying it was risky. but
the dosage was no different than what's been given to those with malaria
and that's been done and approved safe for years.

Posted by: jakee308 at May 14, 2021 01:29 PM (dLws2)


I took it for years. It worked but kinda messed up my eyesight, so they stopped it. I think that only happens in long-term use though, so probably fine for Covid.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 14, 2021 01:32 PM (45fpk)

519 I show him articles and videos about how dangerous it all is, that is when the fighting starts. He said he did not say anything about my decision so I should do the same for him.

It sounds more like its scaring him to hear about it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 01:32 PM (KZzsI)

520 https://tinyurl.com/7hvj4ffs
===
Discovery of Ivermectin, in the dirt on a Japanese golf course.

Posted by: its an op, m'kay, ops are bad, m'kay at May 14, 2021 01:33 PM (A/GA4)

521 Had to take it in 2003 and 2006.
2008, it was no longer administered due to some having psychological side-effects.


Well nobody needs angry tankers driving around

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 01:33 PM (KZzsI)

522 Posted by: its an op, m'kay, ops are bad, m'kay at May 14, 2021 01:26 PM (A/GA4)

Easy there cowpoke.

No need to get all wound up. Last I heard that kind of virus can't transmit thru the USB socket.

Posted by: jakee308 at May 14, 2021 01:34 PM (dLws2)

523 I wish I knew more about how Ivermectin would work on this virus in particular.

--

I did read about it, the connection, but I can't remember where I saw it. Lessens the damage done to the lungs due to its anti-viral properties.

Posted by: Lady in Black at May 14, 2021 01:35 PM (O+I8R)

524 >>Had to take it in 2003 and 2006.
2008, it was no longer administered due to some having psychological side-effects.


OMG, yes! Took it once for work travel and had wild technicolor dreams like nothing ever experienced before or after. Had a colleague who had taken it several times and he had technicolor nightmares about being on fire and wild mood swings. I wouldn't take Larium again.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 14, 2021 01:35 PM (bDqIh)

525 I have been saying exactly this. I just don't get it.
Posted by: Jordan61

They seem to have themselves in a logic pretzel. They did the same with masks, but then came out with the nonsense that masks do NOT protect the wearer, but only protect others if you are infected (if it protected the wearer, then even non-masked carriers would not be a problem.)

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at May 14, 2021 01:35 PM (kfFO8)

526 So, is animal.grade ivermectin safe for human consumption?

No replies from Mr. Ed, please

Posted by: JM in Florida at May 14, 2021 01:35 PM (HCeRP)

527 Well nobody needs angry tankers driving around
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 01:33 PM (KZzsI)


Give me, weed, whites and wine....and show me a sign, and I'll be willing....to move.

Posted by: Old School Truckers at May 14, 2021 01:37 PM (jvt6t)

528 "488 I'm not getting the jab, but ... natural immunity to this can last as little as 3 months. This is well known in the medical field by now, but not widely reported by the media or noted by the government.....
Posted by: somedood .... [response]
Antibodies for as little as 3 months is normal. Typically the body remembers how to generate them for longer than that, but it doesn't really matter because viruses like this mutate a lot. For the same reason the vaccines aren't likely to be all that effective."

IMO you're both a bit wrong and a bit right. Not a doc but I read and work with detailed medical literature as part of my (classified) job.

The level of circulating antibodies are known to degrade over months for Covid, which is typical for antibody responses to most diseases. However, the amount/level of circulating antibodies has nothing to do with "memory cell" immunity which, when presented with a familiar foe, then triggers production of more antibodies to fight the invader.

And, specific to Covid, they have determined a "robust" memory cell response detectable at least 8 mos out (with 95% of those previously infected showing robust response at this point).

Posted by: Zek at May 14, 2021 01:37 PM (5RTdG)

529 526 So, is animal.grade ivermectin safe for human consumption?

No replies from Mr. Ed, please

Posted by: JM in Florida at May 14, 2021 01:35 PM (HCeRP)

If I'm not mistaken, there really aren't 'human' grade vs 'animal' grade medicines.

Posted by: Tami at May 14, 2021 01:37 PM (cF8AT)

530 Ivermectin is on the list of the safest drugs in the world. There are no complications for it and no deaths. it has been used for years to treat parasites. But like HCQ, they don't want to use it to treat Wuflu. India was handing out HCQ and Ivermectin to prevent Wuflu, but stopped. That's when the cases spiked.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at May 14, 2021 01:37 PM (5HBd1)

531 (continued)
And extrapolating from similar viruses, most virologists believe that, given a robust memory cell response, there is no reason to believe that Covid 19 memory cell immunity from actual/prior infection will not last at least a couple of years, perhaps much longer.

Posted by: Zek at May 14, 2021 01:38 PM (5RTdG)

532 I see how it is. I'll show myself out.

*trots away*

Posted by: Mr. Ed at May 14, 2021 01:39 PM (ZNqzz)

533 Ivermectin has been used to treat sars-based
illnesses and others for years around the world. Millions of people.
What on earth are you going on about?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 01:24 PM (KZzsI)


But it's chiefly an anti-parasitic, no?
Posted by: grammie winger


Horse and dog de-wormer.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2021 01:40 PM (OCTRt)

534 o, is animal.grade ivermectin safe for human consumption?

No replies from Mr. Ed, please
==
Do not use the kind that is meant to be applied to the fur/skin that is dissolved in a oil that is like diesel.

the flavored kind, are obviously made for oral consumption.

The dose rate for humans is 1ml per 110 pounds or so. Its not super precise, like cold medicine, 13 year old takes about same dose as adult male even though big weight difference. You don't want to be chugging 3ml though.

Posted by: its an op, m'kay, ops are bad, m'kay at May 14, 2021 01:40 PM (M/boc)

535 I am convinced that all these vaccine Karens simply do not watch enough late night TV.

Me, I fear all products ever made, especially drugs.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at May 14, 2021 01:40 PM (kfFO8)

536
Or how about putting it a little more simply: "I'm going to strip you of your freedom & dignity for the good of the human species as a whole, but my guys can't be bothered with that gay shit."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 14, 2021 01:40 PM (Uh2oA)

537 (coda)
And natural infection, being exposed to the whole enchilada as opposed to only the "spike" that the vaccine trains your body to respond to is, by general principles of medicine, generally more effective at recognizing mutations than the vaccine.

Posted by: Zek at May 14, 2021 01:41 PM (5RTdG)

538 https://tinyurl.com/7hvj4ffs
===
Discovery of Ivermectin, in the dirt on a Japanese golf course.
==
If you want to know more about Ivermectin read this article.

Posted by: its an op, m'kay, ops are bad, m'kay at May 14, 2021 01:41 PM (M/boc)

539 So, is animal.grade ivermectin safe for human consumption?

No replies from Mr. Ed, please

Posted by: JM in Florida at May 14, 2021 01:35 PM (HCeRP)

If I'm not mistaken, there really aren't 'human' grade vs 'animal' grade medicines.
Posted by: Tami


They call them that so they can charge you more. Erythromycin that is made for fish, I'm sure is made on the same line as the erythromycin made for humans. The cost to set up two separate lines and then sell fish antibiotics on the cheap would be cost prohibitive.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2021 01:42 PM (OCTRt)

540 its an op, m'kay, you frequent Ann Barnhardt's blog, don't you?

Ann and Alex Jones were the only people I frequent who warned about the CV19 psyop from day one.

Posted by: callsign claymore at May 14, 2021 01:44 PM (ZNqzz)

541 I bet the LEGO Death Star is too complicated
Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2021 01:09 PM (RHGPo)

Some of those bigger Lego sets can be very complicated.

Why yes I do still build Legos. Did not get the Death Star one though.
Posted by: Bete at May 14, 2021 01:21 PM (Ojki1)

And they are mucho expensivo. I can't believe some of the price tags I see for those things. $100s of dollars.
----
Yep. Very expensive, but also very cool. The Super Star Destroyer takes about 20 hours to assemble, but looks very sweet.

Posted by: Lord Squirrel at May 14, 2021 01:47 PM (ZIoLS)

542 Ivermectin is formulated for humans. My warning was for the use of equine ivermectin formulated to remove several families of parasites in horses being constantly recommended here for humans as some kind of preventative for human Covid infections. The anti parasitic action of ivermectin is via a neurotoxin to the worms primitive nervous system. No one knows how this works against Covid as there are some trials going in foreign countries at this time.

Posted by: Jen the original at May 14, 2021 01:51 PM (XoBlX)

543 I marvel at the posters who recite internet stories of how Covid vaccines are untested experimental drugs

@@@@

Your marveling is sad. It's like liberal math. It's really not hard to read the FDA EUA (Emergency Use Authorization). Do you not understand why a EUA is necessary? Riddle me this - how many times have mRNA vaccines been used in humans before this? Or what is the traditional process for vaccination approval? Or what were the reasons no SARS I and MERS vaccines were successful in 17 years? What are logical risks base on SARS I and MERS animal trials that were skipped for the current vaccines? No one is rooting for this to fail. It better work considering all who have taken it. It also isn't hard to read research medical papers.

Posted by: Piratepatch at May 14, 2021 01:52 PM (6BPfp)

544 510 Grammie Winger,
There is a peer reviewed article coming out that analyzed multiple studies conducted with ivermectin in a number of countries actually applied to patients. Monash Univ. in Australia demonstrated last spring that ivermectin killed COVID in human cells in test tubes but not necessarily in patients. Ivermectin has both anti viral as well as anti inflammatory properties documented in previous studies before Covid.

This is a blog post on the key finding and studies regarding human use of ivermectin that I could find. https://tinyurl.com/3s3dm57u

The paper to be published is 'Review of the Emerging Evidence Demonstrating the Efficacy of Ivermectin in the Prophylaxis and Treatment of COVID-19' and is supposedly coming out in the May June of Amer. Journal of Theurapeutics.

Posted by: whig at May 14, 2021 01:52 PM (pO7gM)

545 natural immunity to this can last as little as 3 months

@@@@@

I guess you haven't read the papers on T cells then.

SARS I - 17 years and counting. T cell response in Covid 19 also.

Posted by: Piratepatch at May 14, 2021 01:57 PM (6BPfp)

546 my thing with the vaccines are I dont want to get one because the people in charge of everything are awful at their jobs, lie to us constantly, and would only tell us if they made a mistake if they were forced to.

So no thanks.

Posted by: DJ3Way at May 14, 2021 02:18 PM (bhPL1)

547 This must be the most aggressive vaccination promo campaign in history. I can remember nothing like it.

Posted by: Ordinary American at May 14, 2021 02:20 PM (uiux8)

548 The CDC's website with Vaccination Trends shows the countries total vaccine count plateauing between 46-50% of the population. The CDC claims total adult population receiving the vaccine is 60%. It has the least number of vaccinations in the 18-29 range which is likely why they are trying to ply people with hamburgers and easy money in some states to get it.

Posted by: Spiff The Spaceman at May 14, 2021 02:22 PM (lfSFb)

549 I like how Burr keeps calling Walensky "Lewinsky"; twice, at least, I swear.

Posted by: m at May 14, 2021 02:33 PM (6dJKT)

550 I recall hearing that the swine flu vaccine program was a govt op to measure success in getting the public to accept vaccinations. I got nuthin' to back this up.

Posted by: JM in Florida at May 14, 2021 02:37 PM (8eIdj)

Elise Stefanik Defeats Chip Roy to Replace Liz Cheney as #3 in Republican Congressional Leadership

Via Suhil Kapur:

Stefanik - 134
Roy - 46
Foxx - 1
Jordan - 1
CMR - 1
Present - 9

Trump made his preference clear yesterday:

"Can't imagine Republican House Members would go with Chip Roy--he has not done a great job, and will probably be successfully primaried in his own district," Trump said in a press release. "I support Elise, by far, over Chip!"

So, why did Trump endorse the moderate/liberalish Stefanik over the conservative Chip Roy?

I actually have some original reporting. I am reliably informed that a big obstacle to replacing Liz Cheney the last time they had a vote on this was that no one stepped up to the plate and offered to run to replace her.

You can't beat something with nothing, so Cheney survived the first vote to expel her partly due to simple lack of anyone willing to take the job from her.

Stefanik earned respect for having offered herself up as a replacement for Cheney this time, and in so doing, made it much easier to oust Cheney.

⁨Trump had particular reason to favor Stefanik over Roy because on January 6th, when some voted to object to the electoral college count and some didn't, Stefanik was one of those objecting, and Roy was one of those opposed to the motion to object.

Chip Roy was better on the issues, if you're a conservative. However, he is regarded as being inflexible on his ideology. Which is good in a Congressman, but not necessarily good in a congressional leader, who has to deliver and enforce the consensus caucus opinion, regardless of his personal opinion.

Stefanik is also seen as better at fundraising for other congressmen.

I'm also told that Trump decided to more forcefully endorse Stefanik -- and call Roy weak -- because allies of Roy were talking up the idea that Trump might endorse him over Stefanik. Trump put an end to that chatter.

Despite Stefanik being generally more moderate than Roy, she has shown she can take positions which are extremely unpopular -- toxic even -- to our Ruling Class. Most of the "toxic" positions she's taken have been in support of Trump or his agenda, but that doesn't mean she can't take them in other cases.

She might not be as bad a choice, as far as conservative issues, as people fear. Certainly she has demonstrated repeatedly that she has the one trait that is absolutely necessary in a leader -- the balls to tell the Ruling Class Establishment to go fuck itself blind.

I rate this as glass half full.

Posted by: Ace at 12:12 PM




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1 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 11:13 AM (Zz0t1)

2 Her record hasn't been too stellar, but then again, the bar wasn't that high with just being less Democrat than Liz Cheney.

Posted by: Flyguy at May 14, 2021 11:13 AM (3sOO0)

3 That was a quick fix, Ace.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 11:14 AM (Zz0t1)

4 not first

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 11:14 AM (LvTSG)

5 Hello?

Posted by: Grudge Harbor at May 14, 2021 11:14 AM (uhPTO)

6 Hell yes! She's a huge upgrade over Cheney

Posted by: Zeera Hunkering down here, Boss at May 14, 2021 11:15 AM (NQxvu)

7 But the organs of NT have rated Cheney more conservative than Stefanik.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 11:15 AM (LvTSG)

8 Meh.

GOP kabuki, as usual.

Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 11:16 AM (+Vt0n)

9 I will take her over Chip Roy. I heard her interview on Bannons show and she was good, as most politicians are, and Bannon and other MAGA people seem happy with her. Guess we will have to wait and see but for now? I will take it.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at May 14, 2021 11:16 AM (3RNYT)

10 She's a republican from New York.

I will take that with a salt lick of salt.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 11:16 AM (Zz0t1)

11 Let's hope the beatings of the NeverTrumpers commences.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 14, 2021 11:16 AM (ZjUnS)

12 I hope they didn't vote for her because she's a woman. That's as bad as the leftists.

Get a strong, conservative leader. IDGAF who or what they are.

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 14, 2021 11:16 AM (o25GB)

13 Ah, a Cheney that liberals love. Never thought I'd see the day.

Posted by: Brometheus at May 14, 2021 11:17 AM (bPUO8)

14 O/T, but some good news:

The US Coast Guard said Friday that transit on the Mississippi River waterway under Interstate 40 bridge in Memphis has reopened after a crack forced the closure of the vital highway bridge.

Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 11:17 AM (+Vt0n)

15 My personal reaction to this news is that I'll hope for MAGA, but expect the knife in the back.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 14, 2021 11:17 AM (2JVJo)

16 "He is a critical part of our Republican team."

You're not going to win back the voters who left you with this crap. Stop trying.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 11:17 AM (KZzsI)

17 I like Stafanik. Bangable, and not a swamp creature... yet.

We'll be hating her by year's end.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at May 14, 2021 11:18 AM (bkUtD)

18 I laugh at Pelosi's derp statements on support for Cheney and advice on 'what the republican party' needs to do moving forward.

Heartfelt advice, as always

Posted by: Zeera Hunkering down here, Boss at May 14, 2021 11:18 AM (NQxvu)

19 The elves make Chips Aroy in that tree, right?

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 14, 2021 11:18 AM (Bmy3R)

20 I support Nancy Pelosi and the other Nancy Pelosi.

Posted by: Joe 'the missing lobe' Biden at May 14, 2021 11:18 AM (T4RS9)

21 hahahaha,those voting "present" didn't want to get on Liz's bad side, which is funny because all her sides are bad.

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 14, 2021 11:18 AM (o25GB)

22 Saying there's a "crack" in the bridge makes it sound minor. its not minor:

https://tinyurl.com/ak9ndaep

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 11:19 AM (KZzsI)

23 If it weren't for this post, I wouldn't have thought to look up how Roy and Stefanik were on the Jan 6th votes.

Posted by: Brometheus at May 14, 2021 11:19 AM (bPUO8)

24 Roy has been a little wobbly, and maybe the GOP voters saw that.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at May 14, 2021 11:19 AM (bkUtD)

25 Fuck that. Nancy Pelosi is as left as they come. She gets things done for the far left. We need a Pelosi on our side, not Stefanik who is Paul Ryan in a dress.

We lose before we even get on the playing field.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 14, 2021 11:19 AM (Nh7jF)

26 No matter how you slice it, at least she's better than Cheney.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at May 14, 2021 11:19 AM (KsTYL)

27 We'll be hating her by year's end.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp
___

Much better to stay off the GOP bandwagon.

Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 11:19 AM (+Vt0n)

28 My personal reaction to this news is that I'll hope for MAGA, but expect the knife in the back.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 14, 2021 11:17 AM


Is the knife better or worse than getting shot on a hunting trip? Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Flyguy at May 14, 2021 11:19 AM (3sOO0)

29 What happened to Meghan McCain's shield wall?

Posted by: spindrift at May 14, 2021 11:19 AM (h5TKJ)

30 The US Coast Guard said Friday that transit on the Mississippi River waterway under Interstate 40 bridge in Memphis has reopened after a crack forced the closure of the vital highway bridge.

Posted by: SMH

___________

So Biden kills another job! The moose will be in the unemployment line by Monday!

Posted by: 496 at May 14, 2021 11:19 AM (U1eOr)

31 We'll settle for mediocrity and like it.

Posted by: That guy who always says... at May 14, 2021 11:20 AM (W4eKo)

32 In other news: tonight's Mega Millions is almost $300 million cash.

Even in Weimar times that should still get you a meal or two.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 14, 2021 11:20 AM (ZjUnS)

33 > The elves make Chips Aroy in that tree, right?

Sure, they're made in the tree. But we usually crap out the window, so you find them on the ground.

Posted by: The Elves at May 14, 2021 11:20 AM (YYlyE)

34 The conservative/moderate dichotomy is dead/obsolete. I don't care if Roy is "more conservative".... he didn't stand up to the deep state. Stefanik did. The new dichotomy is Spines/Cucks... I'll take a "moderate" with a spine to take on the fascists in the deep state over a "conservative" cuck any day of the week...

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at May 14, 2021 11:20 AM (pcsoT)

35 Just happy to have somebody in leadership who is not bad-mouthing the previous president of the party, and the person who came closest to expanding the reach of the party just like the squishes are always saying they wanted to do.

Posted by: Axeman at May 14, 2021 11:20 AM (cI7Oj)

36 "He is a critical part of our Republican team."

This sounds like the old cereal ads: part of a balanced diet! They'd show Super Sugar Bomb Diabetes Cereal in a bowl next to fruit and toast and all this other actually nutritious meal. See, its part of it!

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 11:20 AM (KZzsI)

37 >Despite Stefanik being generally more moderate than Roy, she has shown she can take positions which are extremely unpopular -- toxic even -- to our Ruling Class.


This is now a necessary condition for a viable rep. It may not be necessary and sufficient but it is necessary.

Posted by: havelhavolim at May 14, 2021 11:20 AM (fLpTX)

38 32 We'll settle for mediocrity and like it.
Posted by: That guy who always says... at May 14, 2021 11:20 AM (W4eKo)

-----

This is truth. You can't expect any spines or real leadership out of the GOP that would be crazy talk.

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 14, 2021 11:21 AM (o25GB)

39 26 Fuck that. Nancy Pelosi is as left as they come. She gets things done for the far left. We need a Pelosi on our side, not Stefanik who is Paul Ryan in a dress.

We lose before we even get on the playing field.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 14, 2021 11:19 AM (Nh7jF)

I've said before, libs are led by activists, reps are led by politicians.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at May 14, 2021 11:21 AM (KbCG3)

40 Easier on the eyes as well.

Honestly, looking at both of their bios, I'd support Stefanick simply because she doesn't seem quite so much like the smarmy climber as Roy. Both have spent much of their adult lives in politics, but Stefanik at least comes from a background with the family business, whereas Roy seems to have gone the traditional corporatecon route of big business -> law school -> box checking government jobs.

That, combined with his response to Jan 6, makes me wary.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at May 14, 2021 11:21 AM (jOcSX)

41 I just saw a picture of Senile Joe appearing to sniff from a gasoline can.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at May 14, 2021 11:21 AM (cSyAR)

42 30 What happened to Meghan McCain's shield wall?
Posted by: spindrift

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She had a full can of cheez whiz and those shields looked like crackers. Do the math.

Posted by: 496 at May 14, 2021 11:21 AM (U1eOr)

43 What happened to Meghan McCain's shield wall?
Posted by: spindrift at May 14, 2021 11:19 AM (h5TKJ)
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It was Hopliteless.

Posted by: Axeman at May 14, 2021 11:21 AM (cI7Oj)

44 Well, there goes Megyn McCain's "sausage-fest" talking point.

Posted by: Ktgreat at May 14, 2021 11:21 AM (AD3JT)

45 No votes For Vermin Supreme?

Posted by: kraken at May 14, 2021 11:21 AM (0KKyI)

46 hahahaha,those voting "present" didn't want to get on Liz's bad side, which is funny because all her sides are bad.
Posted by: Seems Legit at May 14, 2021 11:18 AM (o25GB)



OH!! BAD side. They told us we'd be getting her 'back side......'

Posted by: Present Voters - Wanting Anal at May 14, 2021 11:21 AM (Zz0t1)

47 30 What happened to Meghan McCain's shield wall?
Posted by: spindrift at May 14, 2021 11:19 AM (h5TKJ)

Atomics

Posted by: havelhavolim at May 14, 2021 11:21 AM (fLpTX)

48 40 26 Fuck that. Nancy Pelosi is as left as they come. She gets things done for the far left. We need a Pelosi on our side, not Stefanik who is Paul Ryan in a dress.

We lose before we even get on the playing field.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 14, 2021 11:19 AM (Nh7jF)

I've said before, libs are led by activists, reps are led by politicians.
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at May 14, 2021 11:21 AM (KbCG3)

========

You get a crazy righty that can fundraise at huge levels for other sitting Republican congressmen, and you've got the makings of a complete overhaul of House leadership.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 11:22 AM (LvTSG)

49 SMH and the rest of you river rats, thanks for the info on the Mississippi being closed. If you know the river it's hard to imagine it closed to traffic in the summer. I get a sick feeling when I think of that.

Posted by: creeper at May 14, 2021 11:22 AM (XxJt1)

50 Ace,

Why is our side always the one tht has to build a centrist consensus? When has Pelosi ever built a consensus that is anywhere near centrist? Dude I would expect this from a Hotair or NR piece not from you. Come on bro.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 14, 2021 11:22 AM (Nh7jF)

51 44 What happened to Meghan McCain's shield wall?
Posted by: spindrift at May 14, 2021 11:19 AM (h5TKJ)
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It was Hopliteless.
Posted by: Axeman at May 14, 2021 11:21 AM (cI7Oj)

Winner

Posted by: Brometheus at May 14, 2021 11:22 AM (bPUO8)

52 I think sometimes the "present" votes are "go away and I don't care how this turns out"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 11:22 AM (KZzsI)

53 >Saying there's a "crack" in the bridge makes it sound minor. its not minor:


yeah that's what's known as 'broken'

Posted by: DB- just DB at May 14, 2021 11:22 AM (iTXRQ)

54 Stefanik is a congresswoman from NY State. It's more conservative than Manhattan, for instance, but it's not WY. You're not getting Marjorie Taylor-Greene in those parts, that's for sure.

I'm fine with it. Cheney didn't do any fundraising of note for her colleagues, and she baled on Trump at the worst possible times, so I don't care if we might align philosophically. This is Trump's party, as far as I'm concerned.

If Stefanik does what the base wants the GOP to do, I don't care if she's got a painting of Bernie Sanders in her dining room. She's a politician - follow the will of the people you serve, or get out.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at May 14, 2021 11:22 AM (mdjgu)

55 Another advantage is that a precedent has been set: being a woman and darling of the media does not protect you if act and speak against the majority of the party's supporters.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at May 14, 2021 11:22 AM (HmZuC)

56 If Stefanik's the one who made it possible to oust Cheney, then I can live with her as the replacement. And I've become less and less enamored with metrics like ACU ratings over time.

Still and all, Wyatt Earp's comment above is spot-on.

Posted by: Dr. T at May 14, 2021 11:22 AM (A1UwY)

57 47 hahahaha,those voting "present" didn't want to get on Liz's bad side, which is funny because all her sides are bad.
Posted by: Seems Legit at May 14, 2021 11:18 AM (o25GB)

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Or, they didn't want to get on the bad side of the base but also wanted to keep donor dollars flowing.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 11:22 AM (LvTSG)

58 So Meghan walks with rhythm??

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 14, 2021 11:22 AM (ZjUnS)

59 So Biden kills another job! The moose will be in the unemployment line by Monday!
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The Arkansas Trucking Association on Friday estimated the closure would cost the trucking industry at least $2.4 million a day because of the longer routes to cross the river. The group used data provided by the American Transportation Research Institute.

Arkansas Trucking Association President Shannon Newton said the trip on the I-40 bridge between the two states averaged eight minutes. Since the I-40 bridge closure, trips on the I-55 bridge being used as the closest alternate route have averaged 84 minutes.

"Even if you're looking at 6-8 weeks, that's an incredible expenditure that the industry can't simply absorb," Newton said.

https://tinyurl.com/uuf277wf

Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 11:22 AM (+Vt0n)

60 > Saying there's a "crack" in the bridge makes it sound minor. its not minor:

Damn. That doesn't look like a ductile failure or fatigue, that looks like a brittle fracture to my very amateur eyes.

Posted by: bonhomme at May 14, 2021 11:23 AM (YYlyE)

61 Fuck that. Nancy Pelosi is as left as they come. She gets things done for the far left. We need a Pelosi on our side, not Stefanik who is Paul Ryan in a dress.

We lose before we even get on the playing field.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 14, 2021 11:19 AM


Of course you lose, prole. You're on the other team.

Posted by: The GOPe at May 14, 2021 11:23 AM (m+jkK)

62 Paul Ryan had a 91 ACU rating. Look where that got us.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at May 14, 2021 11:23 AM (jOcSX)

63 @disclosetv

JUST IN - Israeli forces arrest Sheikh Kamal Al-Khatib, deputy head of the Islamic Movement in Israel, at his home in Kafr Kanna in Galilee.

Posted by: Tami at May 14, 2021 11:23 AM (cF8AT)

64 57 If Stefanik's the one who made it possible to oust Cheney, then I can live with her as the replacement. And I've become less and less enamored with metrics like ACU ratings over time.

Still and all, Wyatt Earp's comment above is spot-on.
Posted by: Dr. T at May 14, 2021 11:22 AM (A1UwY)

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So, she made a power grab against a weakened opponent and jumped to near the top of leadership.

Let's just say, I don't expect much from her in terms of conservative policy.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 11:23 AM (LvTSG)

65 Being a Centrist merely meaning getting It from both ends......

Posted by: kraken at May 14, 2021 11:24 AM (0KKyI)

66 She'll do.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at May 14, 2021 11:24 AM (Ndje9)

67 What is "CMR" and why did somebody vote for it?

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at May 14, 2021 11:24 AM (dfRN6)

68 > What happened to Meghan McCain's shield wall?

She just got too damn big.

Posted by: The shieldmakers at May 14, 2021 11:24 AM (YYlyE)

69 FOAD Liz

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 14, 2021 11:24 AM (yrol0)

70 Breath of fresh air - voters choose who leads the party, not the party itself.

She's got my vote.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2021 11:24 AM (4fSQf)

71 She might not be as bad a choice, as far as conservative issues, as people fear.

I am expecting disappointment.

Posted by: blaster at May 14, 2021 11:24 AM (ZfRYq)

72 Being a Centrist merely meaning getting It from both ends......
Posted by: kraken
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Oh, we know.

Posted by: Everyone in flyover country at May 14, 2021 11:24 AM (+Vt0n)

73 The US Coast Guard said Friday that transit on the Mississippi River waterway under Interstate 40 bridge in Memphis has reopened after a crack forced the closure of the vital highway bridge.

Posted by: SMH


Having driven through Memphis many a time, I'm amazed the break is there and not on the 55 bridge. Actually, I'm amazed the 55 bridge is still in one piece.

Posted by: Dr. T at May 14, 2021 11:25 AM (A1UwY)

74 I loved the argument, emanating from the Cheney quarter no doubt, that Liz had a better Cook Political Report TrueCon(tm) rating than any prospective challenger.

The graveyards are full of indispensable TrueCons. Whatever her faults, and I don't deny she doesn't represent the caucus well ideologically, Stefanik is really just one out of the crowd, no "I" in "team" etc. etc. How many of the career men critiquing her have gone after the absolute embarrassment Kevin McCarthy? "Cocaine Mitch" durrrrr

Posted by: Swamposphere at May 14, 2021 11:25 AM (l4vYO)

75 >>>Much better to stay off the GOP bandwagon.
Posted by: SMH


Correct.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at May 14, 2021 11:25 AM (bkUtD)

76 So Lizard stays in congress though, just loses the leadership position?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2021 11:25 AM (4fSQf)

77 Elise Stefanik represents the district surrounding mine. As a conservative R she is to the right of the center. As a NY State Congress critter she is better than we have any right to expect.

Posted by: Prisoner of Cuomostan at May 14, 2021 11:25 AM (/jMk1)

78 63 Paul Ryan had a 91 ACU rating. Look where that got us.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at May 14, 2021 11:23 AM (jOcSX)

I'm telling you, all - absolutely all - the institutions that we relied on to serve us failed us, and for a long, long time; going back to AuH2O days, if not earlier. JROD had that one nailed.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at May 14, 2021 11:25 AM (mdjgu)

79 Ah, a Cheney that liberals love. Never thought I'd see the day.
In 2004 they hated Dick for bombing Muslims after they attacked us

In 2020 they love Liz for trying to impeach a guy that didn't want to bomb Muslims unless we had a reason (yes to ISIS no to Assad).

Its almost like liberals have no actual morals or something.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2021 11:25 AM (DpkTQ)

80 It's not that I lack any criticisms of Trump, but this:
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“He is a critical part of our Republican team.”
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That's just common sense.

That's what Cheney didn't have. And given the total disingenuous turn of Krystol and everyone involved in the Lincoln Project. Being anti-Trump puts you at a deficit in regard to my regard.

Posted by: Axeman at May 14, 2021 11:26 AM (cI7Oj)

81 I choose to be happy today that "Hillary look-a-like Liz" has lost her leadership role and looks bitter.

We have plenty of time to be stabbed in the back by her replacement.

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 14, 2021 11:26 AM (o25GB)

82 I think despising the media and treating with contempt is necessary for any conservative leader.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at May 14, 2021 11:26 AM (cSyAR)

83 What's this about Gwen Stefani beating Roy Rogers for some leadership position?

Posted by: johnd01 - pronouns: First/1st at May 14, 2021 11:26 AM (ukNFU)

84
I rate this as "I couldn't give less of a shit about the GOP's fucking fake-ass drama."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 14, 2021 11:26 AM (Uh2oA)

85 Paul Ryan had a 91 ACU rating. Look where that got us.
That's what you get when you vote to repeal Obamacare every time...except the one time you could actually get rid of it.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2021 11:26 AM (DpkTQ)

86 If you people don't give me my due as the child of a long-lived, powerful Washington grifter and power broker, I will hold my breath until I turn blue and if I pass out it will be ALL YOUR FAULT!

Posted by: Liz Cheney at May 14, 2021 11:27 AM (Jsjd7)

87 So Meghan walks with rhythm??
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 14, 2021 11:22 AM (ZjUnS)



More like a rumble and wave.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 11:27 AM (Zz0t1)

88 It's almost like liberals have no actual morals or something.
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You just figuring this out?

Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 11:27 AM (+Vt0n)

89 You get a crazy righty that can fundraise at huge levels for other sitting Republican congressmen, and you've got the makings of a complete overhaul of House leadership.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 11:22 AM (LvTSG)

Paging Gaetz and MGT.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at May 14, 2021 11:27 AM (KbCG3)

90 Wasn't Stefanik one of the people who effectively stood up for Trump during one (or more) of the Deep State attempts to take him out? Maybe the Ukraine accusations? It seems it was during some meeting from which Rs were pointedly excluded in an illegal manner.

Posted by: Emmie at May 14, 2021 11:27 AM (ofYez)

91 I rate this as "I couldn't give less of a shit about the GOP's fucking fake-ass drama."
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice
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*fistbump*

Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 11:27 AM (+Vt0n)

92 Having driven through Memphis many a time, I'm amazed the break is there and not on the 55 bridge. Actually, I'm amazed the 55 bridge is still in one piece.

Posted by: Dr. T at May 14, 2021 11:25 AM (A1UwY)

We're still using one north of New Orleans that was built in 1935. It's the one where those train cars got blown off the track a few years ago.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 14, 2021 11:27 AM (UuD2k)

93 Has Mac and Wheeze chimed in yet?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2021 11:27 AM (4fSQf)

94 Welp, Liz is threatening to run for President. So that should be fun.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six! at May 14, 2021 11:27 AM (ptqGC)

95 So Biden kills another job! The moose will be in the unemployment line by Monday!
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So, no longer out front?

Wow, who's going to tell people?

Posted by: Axeman at May 14, 2021 11:28 AM (cI7Oj)

96 So, who were the nine spineless weasels that are *so* spineless they can't even choose who will be the their local chief of spinelessness?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2021 11:28 AM (Jsjd7)

97 Yeah, Ryan having a high ACU rating tells you we can NEVER rely on these dipshit ratings.

He's an effing rat.

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 14, 2021 11:28 AM (o25GB)

98 I'm past caring about ideology. Right now I want people who know how to win, which means understanding how the GOP got screwed in the last election and fighting back in any way necessary.

How they fare on voting litmus tests are irrelevant, when votes are 100% on Dem legislation.

If McCarthy only has a 75% score, but knows how to knife Pelosi and retain power for 25 years, then I'm on board.

We've been preached to about "True Conservatism" by the National Review dipshits for decades. Screw that losers game.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at May 14, 2021 11:28 AM (5p7BC)

99 "You can't beat something with nothing, so Cheney survived the first vote
to expel her partly due to simple lack of anyone willing to take the
job from her."

Here's why nobody did. Because McCarthy said he was supporting Cheney. Nobody goes against the leader. McCarthy also said this time he supported Stefanik. This isn't rocket science.

Posted by: Marcus T at May 14, 2021 11:28 AM (VpIIl)

100 95 Welp, Liz is threatening to run for President. So that should be fun.
Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six! at May 14, 2021 11:27 AM (ptqGC)

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Jane, Ace posted on this yesterday and he's right, she's doing it to fill her coffers. She has no base except the lefty media.

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 14, 2021 11:29 AM (o25GB)

101 If you people don't give me my due as the child of a long-lived, powerful Washington grifter and power broker, I will hold my breath until I turn blue and if I pass out it will be ALL YOUR FAULT!
Posted by: Liz Cheney at May 14, 2021 11:27 A


Put a sock in it, Verruca.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 14, 2021 11:29 AM (m+jkK)

102 90 You get a crazy righty that can fundraise at huge levels for other sitting Republican congressmen, and you've got the makings of a complete overhaul of House leadership.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 11:22 AM (LvTSG)

Paging Gaetz and MGT.
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at May 14, 2021 11:27 AM (KbCG3)

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It seems like a problem with these firebrands is that their fundraising efforts are mainly directed at themselves.

If Gaetz and MTG were to get primary opponents over the finish line in other districts and then help them win general elections more than the RCCC, they'd build a real caucus within Congress. That's hard to do, especially when the RCCC will say, "Hey! You won the primary! Here's $3 million!"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 11:29 AM (LvTSG)

103 Has Mac and Wheeze chimed in yet?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2021 11:27 AM (4fSQf)


Show some respect. The "MY FATHER!!!" funeral is still on-going.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six! at May 14, 2021 11:29 AM (ptqGC)

104 Who voted for Mr. Google, Jim "I'm Gonna Talk You to Death" Jordan? Did he vote for himself or did Eric Schmidt get a vote?

Posted by: Marcus T at May 14, 2021 11:30 AM (VpIIl)

105 Elections do not mean shit anymore.

We the people don't decide shit anymore, if we ever did, which I doubt.

When elections can be stolen, and nothing, NOTHING happens, well, excuse me for being a tad skeptical.

Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 11:30 AM (+Vt0n)

106 104 Has Mac and Wheeze chimed in yet?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2021 11:27 AM (4fSQf)

Show some respect. The "MY FATHER!!!" funeral is still on-going.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six! at May 14, 2021 11:29 AM (ptqGC


*removes hat*

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2021 11:30 AM (4fSQf)

107 The Republican party has held about half of the government from 2000-2016.

In that time they did NOTHING.

Want my support? Show me you've got the willingness to fight for something.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2021 11:30 AM (DpkTQ)

108 Instead of the likely irrelevant intrigues of Washington politics, here's a pretty blonde girl:
https://is.gd/fDDial

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2021 11:30 AM (Jsjd7)

109 Those ratings are retarded since they count every vote on every amendment as a vote. So you have 1 bill with 25 amendments, tht counts as 25 votes even though it is one bill. It has zero value.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 14, 2021 11:30 AM (Nh7jF)

110 >>>19 A rare lame post by Ace:

"Stefanik is also seen as better at fundraising for other congressmen."

She fundraises for Stefanik clones, not conservatives.

...

You did notice that I am reporting what informed parties tell me?

Posted by: ace at May 14, 2021 11:30 AM (eOTGX)

111 What's happening with Dominion, huh?

Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 11:30 AM (+Vt0n)

112 > Paul Ryan had a 91 ACU rating. Look where that got us.

I used to listen to Michael Medved on occasion back when McStain was running for POTUS. Medved used to harp on McStain's ACU rating all the time to any caller who dared to question the toolbag's bona fides. That opened my eyes to both the ACU and Medved.

Posted by: bonhomme at May 14, 2021 11:30 AM (YYlyE)

113 If McCarthy only has a 75% score, but knows how to knife Pelosi and retain power for 25 years, then I'm on board.

....
Posted by: Dave in Fla at May 14, 2021 11:28 AM (5p7BC)


Well that's right out. What else you got?

Posted by: blaster at May 14, 2021 11:31 AM (ZfRYq)

114 Stefanik - 134
Roy - 46
Foxx - 1
Jordan - 1
CMR - 1
Present - 9

'Present'? Seriously? I want to know who the idiots are. Who, when faced with a vote that could help return a semblance of enthusiasm to a newly-awakened base that is onto the Gopes' games, decided to say 'no problems here'?

Posted by: Darrell Harris at May 14, 2021 11:31 AM (mdjgu)

115 Posted by: Axeman at May 14, 2021 11:20 AM (cI7Oj)

HOW DARE YOU!! Nothing positive must be said about any Republican. We must have a purity test for all Republican politicians. If they don't pass every tittle and jot they must be expunged. EXPUNGED, I tell you, because we're going to build a completely new party. Nobody from the old party should be allowed in. Not even Steve Scalise.

Posted by: Greta Thunconservative at May 14, 2021 11:31 AM (k39e/)

116 The Gop is essentially on life support due to the failure theater that continued when they had their majorities. May people now see them for what they are and have noted their willingness to accept a fraud that let them return to feisty speeches and craven votes.

Posted by: CN at May 14, 2021 11:31 AM (ONvIw)

117 108

They did worse than nothing. They actively advanced the lefts agenda while in office.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 14, 2021 11:31 AM (Nh7jF)

118 Welp, Liz is threatening to run for President. So that should be fun.
Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six! at May 14, 2021 11:27 AM (ptqGC)
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I've heard she has no shot at re-election in 2022.

Just the type of intro you want to your presidential run:

1. Removed from leadership from an outrage over your turn-coating
2. Lose your House seat.
3. Run for President telling people you're the change they need.

Nope, Mobies have to take up seats, votes and spots on the ballot.

Posted by: Axeman at May 14, 2021 11:31 AM (cI7Oj)

119 Jane, Ace posted on this yesterday and he's right, she's doing it to fill her coffers. She has no base except the lefty media.

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 14, 2021 11:29 AM (o25GB)


I miss being around here more. I've accepted a leadership position at my church and am remembering the adage, "No good deed goes unpunished." I have actual exams coming up next week. *considers jumping off roof*

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six! at May 14, 2021 11:31 AM (ptqGC)

120 Chip Roy said that Trump committed impeachable offenses after the election. He voted against the articles of impeachment because he though that they targeted conduct by Trump that was not impeachable. What he thought was impeachable was Trump's pressure on Pence to not count the electors.

Posted by: Mark1971 at May 14, 2021 11:32 AM (xPl2J)

121 Turns out that Elise is married to one of our family friends. That is...well...something.

Posted by: In Exile at May 14, 2021 11:32 AM (kzzyk)

122 May people now see them for what they are and have noted their willingness to accept a fraud that let them return to feisty speeches and craven votes.
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But hey, vote harder.

Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 11:32 AM (+Vt0n)

123 Marjorie Taylor Greene @mtgreenee

We need to investigate why @SpeakerPelosi did not have 10K National Guard at the Capitol on Jan 6th like Pres Trump requested on Jan 5th since it was warned ahead of time by intelligence there was something planned and pipe bombs were found at the RNC and DNC on Jan 5th.
That was a very serious and grave action taken to ignore the President's request for NG troops at the Capitol. Ignoring a clear threat to the Capitol and all the lives involved. There needs to be accountability for that.

Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2021 11:32 AM (RHGPo)

124 One down, hundreds to go...

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2021 11:32 AM (4fSQf)

125 Turns out that Elise is married to one of our family friends. That is...well...something.
Posted by: In Exile
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Maybe to you.

Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 11:32 AM (+Vt0n)

126 122 Turns out that Elise is married to one of our family friends. That is...well...something.
Posted by: In Exile at May 14, 2021 11:32 AM (kzzyk)

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I need you to find a way to add a line item in the next omnibus bill that grants me $100,000 per annum in perpetuity.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 11:32 AM (LvTSG)

127 124 Marjorie Taylor Greene @mtgreenee

We need to investigate why @SpeakerPelosi did not have 10K National Guard at the Capitol on Jan 6th like Pres Trump requested on Jan 5th since it was warned ahead of time by intelligence there was something planned and pipe bombs were found at the RNC and DNC on Jan 5th.
That was a very serious and grave action taken to ignore the President's request for NG troops at the Capitol. Ignoring a clear threat to the Capitol and all the lives involved. There needs to be accountability for that.
Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2021 11:32 AM (RHGPo


We can not spare this woman. She fights!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2021 11:33 AM (4fSQf)

128 Ooooh, another investigation to...nowhere.

Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 11:33 AM (+Vt0n)

129 37 "He is a critical part of our Republican team."

This sounds like the old cereal ads: part of a balanced diet! They'd show Super Sugar Bomb Diabetes Cereal in a bowl next to fruit and toast and all this other actually nutritious meal. See, its part of it!
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 11:20 AM (KZzsI)

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Wait, political rhetoric sounds like commercials? Your point is as fresh as the harvest of the Arby's heat-lamp

Posted by: Swamposphere at May 14, 2021 11:33 AM (l4vYO)

130 "
A rare lame post by Ace:



"Stefanik is also seen as better at fundraising for other congressmen."



She fundraises for Stefanik clones, not conservatives.

Posted by: Severe Conservative at May 14, 2021 11:18 AM (sk1A/)"
Light yourself on fire, fucktard. Have you actually seen who she fundraised for including Trump? I doubt it. You're too busy sucking your mothers dick.

Posted by: Marcus T at May 14, 2021 11:33 AM (VpIIl)

131 Paul Ryan is Paul Ryan in a dress.

If not for Paula, Elise would be MAJORITY Conference Chair today.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at May 14, 2021 11:34 AM (Ndje9)

132 This would be quite the ticket:
Liz Cheney/Jeff Flake 2024

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six! at May 14, 2021 11:34 AM (ptqGC)

133 It's a big club and you ain't in it.

Posted by: ... at May 14, 2021 11:34 AM (VQQAx)

134 125 One down, hundreds to go...
Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2021 11:32 AM (4fSQf)

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That's what I think. I'd love to see McCarthy get the shaft. And not the good shaft.

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 14, 2021 11:34 AM (o25GB)

135 It's a big club and you ain't in it.
Posted by: ... at May 14, 2021 11:34 AM (VQQAx)
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Yep.

Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 11:34 AM (+Vt0n)

136 Nobody voted "absent."

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 14, 2021 11:35 AM (63Dwl)

137 Nobody voted "absent."
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 14, 2021 11:35 AM (63Dwl)
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Joe's not in Congress anymore.

Posted by: Axeman at May 14, 2021 11:35 AM (cI7Oj)

138 I notice in every picture I see Elise has this huge grin on her face, like she just thought of a dirty joke she can't tell anyone.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2021 11:35 AM (DpkTQ)

139 This is easily my craziest hash ever

Posted by: ... at May 14, 2021 11:35 AM (VQQAx)

140 I need you to find a way to add a line item in the next omnibus bill that grants me $100,000 per annum in perpetuity.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 11:32 AM (LvTSG)
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That would be a bill of attainder. It needs to be phrased differently. Something like "Indefinite support of funny, handsome, erudite, breast-appreciative conservative internet posters who frequent specific sites consisting of a primary blog operator who is assisted by various co-content creators and who's platform permits open posting on-topic for 100 comments before varying from the topic."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2021 11:35 AM (Jsjd7)

141 What I know of Stefaniak I like, which pretty much is all from congressional hearings where she is well prepared, asks difficult questions with follow ups, does not appear to be intimidated, and doesn't just speechify.

I thought Chip Roy won decisively a few months ago (huge swath out near Ben Had's place ) so why would he be primaried?

Posted by: LASue at May 14, 2021 11:36 AM (Ed8Zd)

142 What Darrell Harris said.

75% of the Conservative Movement is obsolete, powerless, pointless.

The GOPe are the Vichy French to the Dem Nazis.

Princes...put not thy trust in. Said a king who knew all about princes.

Posted by: callsign claymore at May 14, 2021 11:36 AM (ZNqzz)

143 If you have a connection to Manda -perhaps get him to read this blog and give his wife some ideas?

Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2021 11:36 AM (DpkTQ)

144 It's a big club and you ain't in it.
Posted by: ... at May 14, 2021 11:34 AM (VQQAx)

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Yes. After seeing the veil lifted by Trump, I've never felt more like a pathetic cog (with regard to government).

I just want to be left alone.

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 14, 2021 11:36 AM (o25GB)

145 I want to see the GOP become a Trump party even if it leads to a long time in the wilderness.


The pre-Trump GOP has no conceivable usefulness.


Posted by: TC at May 14, 2021 11:36 AM (PQKGQ)

146 I need you to find a way to add a line item in the next omnibus bill that grants me $100,000 per annum in perpetuity.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 11:32 AM (LvTSG)

pssst...adjusted for inflation....

Posted by: runner at May 14, 2021 11:36 AM (V13WU)

147 Turns out that Elise is married to one of our family friends. That is...well...something.
Posted by: In Exile at May 14, 2021 11:32 AM


Small world. Still wouldn't want to paint it, though.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 14, 2021 11:36 AM (m+jkK)

148 Big Newz on the Mississippi at Memphis.
Giant fail on bridge steel has got traffic jammed on roads and barge traffic piling up fast.

Blame Bi den.
Malaise is setting in with a vengeance.In a perfect world I would scab weld that break and build a load bearing box around it PDQ...Like do it on the fly starting today. But that ain't gonna happen.

And start condemning nearby property immediately to get constucting a new bridge like now. Instead we are going to be treated to a daily fail forevermore.

Posted by: torabora at May 14, 2021 11:37 AM (eCWrU)

149 Stefanic is energetic, a good fundraiser, and willing to occasionally take a controversial position against the swamp while also being acceptable to a wide range of the GOP

I like die-hard conservatives, but people like house versions of Ted Cruz don't build coalitions well enough to run the show. Stefanik is a lot better than the rest of our GOPe leadership

Posted by: In Exile at May 14, 2021 11:37 AM (kzzyk)

150 > Ooooh, another investigation to...nowhere.

MTG doesn't seem like failure theater to me. I especially like that she called AOC out when the cameras weren't on. She did it so forcefully that both AOC and Pelosi shat their panties.

Most of these toolbags only do it for the camera, then go back to palm greasing and horse trading when we can't see.

Posted by: bonhomme at May 14, 2021 11:37 AM (YYlyE)

151 That would be a bill of attainder. It needs to be phrased differently. Something like "Indefinite support of funny, handsome, erudite, breast-appreciative conservative internet posters who frequent specific sites consisting of a primary blog operator who is assisted by various co-content creators and who's platform permits open posting on-topic for 100 comments before varying from the topic."
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2021 11:35 AM (Jsjd7)


This is the problem with congress. That's like seventy three pages. My version:

Give 100k per year to those morons at the Ewok's hamster farm.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2021 11:37 AM (4fSQf)

152 A rare lame post by Ace:




Posted by: Severe Conservative
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troll, newbie, or Bill Kristol?

That's not even a good effort on the nick. Should have gone for: Austere Conservative Scholar.
Trolls you get points for actual creativity.

Posted by: simplemind at May 14, 2021 11:37 AM (uoOIO)

153 77 .Yes. She represents the entire state of Wyoming. They only have one district.

Posted by: Jen the original at May 14, 2021 11:37 AM (37wTG)

154 The question of Roy vs Stefanik is much less important than the question of Cheney: in or out? Even if all we do is replace a RINO with another RINO, none of them WANT to be booted from positions of power. These are vain people we're talking about. Punish the RINOs, and future RINOs may at least hesitate a moment. It's not much progress, but it's something.

Posted by: Grimmy at May 14, 2021 11:37 AM (iXpLo)

155 141 I need you to find a way to add a line item in the next omnibus bill that grants me $100,000 per annum in perpetuity.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 11:32 AM (LvTSG)
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That would be a bill of attainder. It needs to be phrased differently. Something like "Indefinite support of funny, handsome, erudite, breast-appreciative conservative internet posters who frequent specific sites consisting of a primary blog operator who is assisted by various co-content creators and who's platform permits open posting on-topic for 100 comments before varying from the topic."
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2021 11:35 AM (Jsjd7)

========

I see the flaw in your logic: You think anything matters anymore in terms of legislative language.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 11:37 AM (LvTSG)

156 I'm not a Republican. I've given up on advocacy for the Republican party. "RINOs" aren't RINOs to me, they're representative Republicans. (Sorry).

Thus, I'm going to call people who I think are just supposed to occupy a seat that represents majority conservatives: a Moby.

Posted by: Axeman at May 14, 2021 11:37 AM (cI7Oj)

157 147 I need you to find a way to add a line item in the next omnibus bill that grants me $100,000 per annum in perpetuity.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 11:32 AM (LvTSG)

pssst...adjusted for inflation....
Posted by: runner at May 14, 2021 11:36 AM (V13WU)

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What he said.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 11:38 AM (LvTSG)

158 Giant fail on bridge steel has got traffic jammed on roads and barge traffic piling up fast.
___

Barge traffic has resumed.

Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 11:38 AM (+Vt0n)

159 I see the flaw in your logic: You think anything matters anymore in terms of legislative language.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 11:37 AM (LvTSG)
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Oh, but it does. The games don't work unless they pretend. The *law* doesn't matter, but their ecclesiastical pseudo-legal language matters bigly.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2021 11:39 AM (Jsjd7)

160 We can not spare this woman. She fights!
Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2021 11:33 AM (4fSQf)


It is not so much that she fights, but that she gets how this works. Every day put an obstacle in the way of the other side.

Posted by: blaster at May 14, 2021 11:39 AM (ZfRYq)

161 She is a hell of a lot better than Cheney, and as great philosopher once said, don't t let perfect be the enemy of good.

Posted by: runner at May 14, 2021 11:40 AM (V13WU)

162 I have zero faith in any politician.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 14, 2021 11:40 AM (E+OcO)

163 Now do McCarthy.
Posted by: I mean at May 14, 2021 11:40 AM (AJ/B4)
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Not with Ace's.

Posted by: Axeman at May 14, 2021 11:40 AM (cI7Oj)

164 I have zero faith in any politician.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm
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Amen.

Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 11:40 AM (+Vt0n)

165 Who names their kid "Chip"?

Posted by: Toad-O at May 14, 2021 11:40 AM (cct0t)

166 161 and investigations waste time the donks could use to curtail liberties. Endless investigations are the way forward.

Posted by: CN at May 14, 2021 11:40 AM (ONvIw)

167 Now do McCarthy.
Don't mind if I do.

Posted by: Frank Luntz at May 14, 2021 11:41 AM (DpkTQ)

168 Instead of the likely irrelevant intrigues of Washington politics, here's a pretty blonde girl:

A very pretty one. She looks sweet, probably just appearances but its nice to imagine she's a nice girl.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 11:41 AM (KZzsI)

169
166 Who names their kid "Chip"?

Posted by: Toad-O at May 14, 2021 11:40 AM (cct0t


People in the 80s

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2021 11:41 AM (4fSQf)

170 I wonder who McCarthy had to blow to get the minority leadership?

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 14, 2021 11:41 AM (o25GB)

171 Who names their kid "Chip"?

Posted by: Toad-O at May 14, 2021 11:40 AM (cct0t)
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Fuck you.

Posted by: Mrs. Potts at May 14, 2021 11:42 AM (cI7Oj)

172 Who names their kid "Chip"?

You got a problem with me?

Posted by: John Ahoy at May 14, 2021 11:42 AM (DpkTQ)

173 I have zero faith in any politician.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 14, 2021 11:40 AM (E+OcO)
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We couldn't be more different, I guess. I have full, total faith and confidence in all politicians. I have unbreakable confidence that they'd rather see me dead if they can't see me enslaved, and complete faith that they're working tirelessly against my interests.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2021 11:42 AM (Jsjd7)

174
84 What's this about Gwen Stefani beating Roy Rogers for some leadership position?

Are you triggered or merely Triggly Puffed?

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at May 14, 2021 11:42 AM (eYaLb)

175 I wondered in the comments yesterday why the harsh words for Roy by Trump. Guess this explains it. Getting rid of Cheney is nice I guess but the Beltway GOP/House GOP is still what it is. So expectations can be set accordingly.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 14, 2021 11:42 AM (OTzUX)

176 Who names their kid "Chip"?

Posted by: Toad-O at May 14, 2021 11:40 AM (cct0t)



I went to high school with a guy who was nicknamed Chip. His real name was Getty.

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 14, 2021 11:42 AM (Ez6QX)

177 Shuffling deck chairs doesn't equal actually standing up to the tsunami of leftism consuming this entire country. Let's see some action from the Republican Party or this whole Cheney debacle is theater. As it stands, none of this means anything to me at the moment.

Posted by: Lady in Black at May 14, 2021 11:42 AM (O+I8R)

178 Steyr Steyr STEYR M9-A2 MF 9MM 17RD BLK 4"; $620; https://bit.ly/3hwYJA5

Posted by: bonhomme at May 14, 2021 11:42 AM (YYlyE)

179 Who names their kid "Chip"?

Posted by: Toad-O at May 14, 2021 11:40 AM (cct0t)
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What's wrong with that?

Posted by: Scooter Libbey's parents at May 14, 2021 11:42 AM (Jsjd7)

180
I wonder who McCarthy had to blow to get the minority leadership?

Not Mr Luntz that's for sure.
PS: That was for tun!

Posted by: Kevin McCarthy at May 14, 2021 11:43 AM (DpkTQ)

181 "Are you appeased? Will you start donating again now?"
-Kevin McCarthy

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 11:43 AM (LvTSG)

182 The question of Roy vs Stefanik is much less important than the question of Cheney: in or out? Even if all we do is replace a RINO with another RINO, none of them WANT to be booted from positions of power. These are vain people we're talking about. Punish the RINOs, and future RINOs may at least hesitate a moment. It's not much progress, but it's something.
Posted by: Grimmy at May 14, 2021 11:37 AM (iXpLo)


Exactly my reasoning re Newsom. Even if we get Newsom 2.0, having given Newsom 1.0 a leash pop may have a salutory effect on Newsom 2.0.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 14, 2021 11:43 AM (YqDXo)

183 Who names their kid "Chip"?

Posted by: Toad-O at May 14, 2021 11:40 AM


*pours cocktail*

Posted by: Todd and Muffy at May 14, 2021 11:43 AM (m+jkK)

184
I went to high school with a guy who was nicknamed Chip. His real name was Getty.
Posted by: Jordan61 at May 14, 2021 11:42 AM (Ez6QX)


I went to high school with a guy named Chip. His real name was Chip.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 11:43 AM (Zz0t1)

185 I don't trust her. But then again, I don't trust ANYONE in the GOP any more. No exceptions to this rule. I'm especially wary of GOP "leaders." That title seems to be little more than a license to cunt.

Posted by: Elric Blade at May 14, 2021 11:44 AM (enXj9)

186 >>>166 Who names their kid "Chip"?


i think it's a nickname given to any junior.

Is that right? I heard that a long time ago. but i've never known any chips.

Posted by: ace at May 14, 2021 11:44 AM (eOTGX)

187 ZASTAVA ZAS ZR7762BHM; $1100; https://bit.ly/3w4blm6

Posted by: bonhomme at May 14, 2021 11:44 AM (YYlyE)

188 182 "Are you appeased? Will you start donating again now?"
-Kevin McCarthy
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 11:43 AM (LvTSG)


*shakes magic eight ball*

Sorry, too busy buying ammo.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2021 11:44 AM (4fSQf)

189 I went to high school with a guy named Chip. His real name was Chip.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 11:43 AM (Zz0t1)
++++
Was he right off the 'ole block?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2021 11:44 AM (Jsjd7)

190 .@IDFSpokesperson deception led Hamas to enter its underground tunnel network known as the 'Metro' with 160 Israeli aircraft waiting in the skies above to strike in one of the most aggressive aerial assaults Gaza has known.

Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2021 11:44 AM (RHGPo)

191 Chip is one of those weird nicknames that have almost nothing to do with the original name: Charles or Christopher. How these things happen I have no idea. "Chips" as a nickname for a carpenter makes perfect sense but other than that its odd.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 11:44 AM (KZzsI)

192 186 I don't trust her. But then again, I don't trust ANYONE in the GOP any more. No exceptions to this rule. I'm especially wary of GOP "leaders." That title seems to be little more than a license to cunt.
Posted by: Elric Blade at May 14, 2021 11:44 AM (enXj9)

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HA! And unfortunately, I agree.

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 14, 2021 11:44 AM (o25GB)

193 Honestly, some of you are tiresome, boorish or trolls. You're only purpose in life seems to be, o matter what happens, to show up and slam the GOP. Not that you've personally done anything the change what's going on...

Stefanik has the solid support of the caucus. If you actually took the time to read what she said it's a great start and new direction. I certainly want action not words. We've had enough from the GOP. So why don't you take a break or become a Democrat. Maybe they're more predictable for your liking.

Posted by: Marcus T at May 14, 2021 11:44 AM (sOXXq)

194 Who names their kid "Chip"?

Posted by: Toad-O at May 14, 2021 11:40 AM (cct0t)


You got a problem with that, buddy?

Posted by: Hi Flagston at May 14, 2021 11:45 AM (2JVJo)

195 The name Chip Roy sounds like a guy who hangs out at the club.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at May 14, 2021 11:45 AM (cSyAR)

196 Chip F. Theoblok

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 14, 2021 11:45 AM (VVEnO)

197 *shakes magic eight ball*

Sorry, too busy buying trying in vain to buy ammo.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2021 11:44 AM (4fSQf)

Posted by: In Exile at May 14, 2021 11:45 AM (kzzyk)

198
I am prepared, as usual, to be disappointed, let down and betrayed.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 14, 2021 11:45 AM (mht8P)

199 166 Who names their kid "Chip"?

Tater Stelter

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 14, 2021 11:45 AM (Bmy3R)

200 194 Stefanik has the solid support of the caucus. If you actually took the time to read what she said it's a great start and new direction. I certainly want action not words. We've had enough from the GOP. So why don't you take a break or become a Democrat. Maybe they're more predictable for your liking.
Posted by: Marcus T at May 14, 2021 11:44 AM (sOXXq)

=========

It's the decades of promise dashed upon the banks of disappointment that colors a lot of our views.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 11:45 AM (LvTSG)

201 i think it's a nickname given to any junior.

Is that right? I heard that a long time ago. but i've never known any chips.
Posted by: ace at May 14, 2021 11:44 AM (eOTGX)



The guy I went to HS with was the fourth. Getty [last name] IV.

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 14, 2021 11:45 AM (Ez6QX)

202 ++++
Was he right off the 'ole block?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2021 11:44 AM (Jsjd7)



Can't say. Never really knew his dad.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 11:46 AM (Zz0t1)

203 I never noticed how much like Hillary Liz looks. Kinda scary.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 14, 2021 11:46 AM (Nh7jF)

204 Who names their kid "Chip"?

***

That Stelter guy.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Only 24 total COVID related deaths in the military since 2019 at May 14, 2021 11:46 AM (wCgji)

205 You got a problem with that, buddy?
Posted by: Hi Flagston at May 14, 2021 11:45 AM (2JVJo)

You still have to answer for Dot and Ditto.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 14, 2021 11:46 AM (Bmy3R)

206 Honestly, some of you are tiresome, boorish or trolls. You're only purpose in life seems to be, o matter what happens, to show up and slam the GOP.

Clearly, the Republican party has done nothing over the decades of our life, and the last year in particular, to deserve this contempt.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 11:46 AM (KZzsI)

207 The name Chip Roy sounds like a guy who hangs out at the club.

Hopefully he has a newsletter.

Posted by: Sandra Flook at May 14, 2021 11:46 AM (W4eKo)

208 History is a harsh mistress.

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 14, 2021 11:46 AM (o25GB)

209
The guy I went to HS with was the fourth. Getty [last name] IV.
Posted by: Jordan61 at May 14, 2021 11:45 AM (Ez6QX)


You went to high school with Getty Lee? You're from Canada?

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 11:46 AM (Zz0t1)

210 Chip is Charles, no ?

Posted by: runner at May 14, 2021 11:46 AM (V13WU)

211
Who names their kid "Chip"?


Erik Estrada fans

Posted by: Mark1971 at May 14, 2021 11:46 AM (xPl2J)

212 166 Who names their kid "Chip"?

Mr. and Mrs. Ahoy

Posted by: MAC SOG'''' at May 14, 2021 11:47 AM (P4Pk9)

213 I went to high school with a guy who was nicknamed Chip. His real name was Getty.
Posted by: Jordan61 at May 14, 2021 11:42 AM (Ez6QX)

I went to high school with a guy named Chip. His real name was Chip.

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I went to HS with some guy nicknamed Chip too. Real name George. And back then, no teenager wanted to be named George.

Posted by: Lady in Black at May 14, 2021 11:47 AM (O+I8R)

214 To be fair, at the moment Stefanik has my tolerance because all the wrong people were defending her. CNN, NeverTrumpers, Democrats (but I repeat myself) all screamed that it was a "bad idea" for the GOP to dump Cheney for her.

"You know you're over the target when you start catching flak"

I'll reserve judgement for her later actions, but at the moment, their screams of outrage is a decent motivation.

Posted by: Andy at May 14, 2021 11:47 AM (xU6Ix)

215 Dammit, missed it by that much.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Only 24 total COVID related deaths in the military since 2019 at May 14, 2021 11:47 AM (wCgji)

216 192 sort of " chip of the old block" was the idea, just like Tripp is for someone with a III after the name. I met a few chips and they were always glad to not be " junior".

Posted by: CN at May 14, 2021 11:47 AM (ONvIw)

217 204 I never noticed how much like Hillary Liz looks. Kinda scary.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 14, 2021 11:46 AM (Nh7jF)

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Heh, I mentioned that up thread.

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 14, 2021 11:47 AM (o25GB)

218 Federal has 9mm for 54 cpr; https://bit.ly/3bqjjyb

Posted by: bonhomme at May 14, 2021 11:47 AM (YYlyE)

219 Voting for them for years...Still get screwed

Sending them money for years....still get screwed

Sending letters and calling about issues....Still get screwed.


Yup, it's just horrible how we just show up and complain

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2021 11:47 AM (4fSQf)

220 Paulie Ryan had the support of the caucus too. How did that work out Marcus? And Boehner. And Hastert. Good times.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 14, 2021 11:47 AM (Nh7jF)

221
You still have to answer for Dot and Ditto.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 14, 2021 11:46 AM (Bmy3R)


There goes my virgin alarm......

Posted by: Dot Matrix at May 14, 2021 11:47 AM (Zz0t1)

222 We've had enough from the GOP. So why don't you take a break or become a Democrat. Maybe they're more predictable for your liking.
Posted by: Marcus T at May 14, 2021 11:44 AM (sOXXq)
++++
I get it. Abandoning the GOP means no party at all, at least for a while and it can be tiresome to hear that drumbeat. My problem, though, is that the GOP is extremely predictable in that they fail outright when they don't lie and prevaricate about trying. Is the Stefanik move a good one? Who knows. They have about nine months, maybe a year, to nut up big time. I am not enthusiastic about the GOP and have largely written them off, but I am more than open to being convinced by actual action.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2021 11:47 AM (Jsjd7)

223 At least Liz-Ard is gone. That's a start.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at May 14, 2021 11:47 AM (jvt6t)

224 The original "Goodbye Mr. Chips" is a pretty good movie.

Posted by: Mark1971 at May 14, 2021 11:48 AM (xPl2J)

225 She did a fantastic job during Trump's impeachment, so I'm gonna cut her a break... For now

Posted by: It's me donna at May 14, 2021 11:48 AM (Zmnko)

226 I have a cousin goes by "Chip."

Real name is Anthony. I don't get it either.

He does some badass mountain climbing and shit though so he can call himself whatever he wants.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 14, 2021 11:48 AM (Bmy3R)

227 Honestly, some of you are tiresome, boorish or trolls. You're only purpose in life seems to be, o matter what happens, to show up and slam the GOP. Not that you've personally done anything the change what's going on...

***

Other than contact our representatives at every level. Oh, and vote.

Neither of which accomplished anything.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Only 24 total COVID related deaths in the military since 2019 at May 14, 2021 11:48 AM (wCgji)

228 Wasn't there a Chip in that old TV show My Three Sons?

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at May 14, 2021 11:48 AM (cSyAR)

229 I went to high school with a guy who was nicknamed Chip. His real name was Getty.
Posted by: Jordan61 at May 14, 2021 11:42 AM


First day of boxing class, the major who taught it was running down the class roster, stopped, looked at my classmate and said "Mommy and Daddy named you Culpepper?!"

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 14, 2021 11:48 AM (m+jkK)

230 History is a harsh mistress.
So is Miss Meghan.

Posted by: The Harry formerly known as Prince at May 14, 2021 11:48 AM (DpkTQ)

231 In HS I knew two brothers who were called "Skeeter" and "Scooter" by their parents.

I suspect they're out of therapy by now.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 14, 2021 11:48 AM (YqDXo)

232 Jimmy spawn James Earl "Chip" Carter. Smoked weed on the WH roof with Willie Nelson once.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six! at May 14, 2021 11:48 AM (ptqGC)

233 Bohner was one of the deepest, darkest assholes in the GOP and that's saying a lot.

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 14, 2021 11:48 AM (o25GB)

234 Instead of the likely irrelevant intrigues of Washington politics, here's a pretty blonde girl:
https://is.gd/fDDial

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2021 11:30 AM (Jsjd7)


Well, we're already talking about boobs. Lets enjoy it.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 14, 2021 11:49 AM (axyOa)

235 218 204 I never noticed how much like Hillary Liz looks. Kinda scary.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 14, 2021 11:46 AM (Nh7jF)

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Heh, I mentioned that up thread.

I said that to my husband ... two of a kind

Posted by: It's me donna at May 14, 2021 11:49 AM (Zmnko)

236 Chip off the old block?? That was easy.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at May 14, 2021 11:49 AM (jvt6t)

237
=========

It's the decades of promise dashed upon the banks of disappointment that colors a lot of our views.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 11:45 AM (LvTSG)



"Just give us the House and the Senate and you'll REALLY see what we can do!"

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 11:49 AM (Zz0t1)

238 They told me that "mouth breathers" were bad ...
Pigs And Rodents Can Breathe Through Their Butts, And This Could Be a Vital Discovery

Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2021 11:49 AM (RHGPo)

239 Underwood .357 Mag 140gr. Xtreme Penetrator; 215 cpr; https://bit.ly/3fjwRfV

Posted by: bonhomme at May 14, 2021 11:49 AM (YYlyE)

240 You're only purpose in life seems to be, o matter what happens, to show up and slam the GOP
--------

My ass says turnabout is fair play.

Posted by: ... at May 14, 2021 11:49 AM (VQQAx)

241 The Democrats: We want to f*ck you in the ass
The People: We don't want to be f*cked in the ass
The Republicans: In the name of comity and compromise we will offer that the Democrats only get to f*ck you in the ass once a week...and with lube!

Posted by: How our politics go... at May 14, 2021 11:50 AM (DpkTQ)

242 228 well said.

Posted by: CN at May 14, 2021 11:50 AM (ONvIw)

243 Had a "Scooter" in my 'hood. Lots of nicknames back then. We had a kid everyone called "Chickie" too. Last name was "Chick" so it wasn't as gay as it sounded.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 14, 2021 11:50 AM (Bmy3R)

244 It was completely indefensible to have someone like Cheney in leadership. She was actively fragging the GOP out of hatred for Trump. I don't care if she is closer to my political beliefs overall (though I doubt it), but she was a cancer

Posted by: In Exile at May 14, 2021 11:50 AM (kzzyk)

245 115 Darrell Harris,
The nine that voted present have a great likelihood of voting to impeach Trump is my guess.

Posted by: whig at May 14, 2021 11:50 AM (pO7gM)

246 The cool thing is the Gope will never betray me again.


You?

Posted by: Not Voting or donating again at May 14, 2021 11:50 AM (PIcCH)

247 Thought that fundraising had been going just fine since the catastrophe? Record, even. Wouldn't be surprising. Country is trapped, sane people have very few if any levers to pull on, giving $ to the "opposition" party is one of them. But maybe I imagined that fundraising story, thought I saw that a few weeks back. Quarterly number?

Posted by: rhomboid at May 14, 2021 11:50 AM (OTzUX)

248 234 Bohner was one of the deepest, darkest assholes in the GOP and that's saying a lot.
Posted by: Seems Legit at May 14, 2021 11:48 AM (o25GB)

========

Remember when he was so overcome with emotion at unexpectedly winning the House in 2010 that he cried?

Little did we know that he was crying because he was going to have to work hard to not deliver on promises instead of just sitting pretty in the minority.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 11:50 AM (LvTSG)

249 > Pigs And Rodents Can Breathe Through Their Butts

Looks at Liz Cheney expectantly. Is this true?

Posted by: bonhomme at May 14, 2021 11:51 AM (YYlyE)

250 "Just give us the House and the Senate and you'll REALLY see what we can do!"
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 11:49 AM (Zz0t1


If we get both the House and the Senate, we will definitely be able to pass 75% of the Democrat's wish list! Will you help?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2021 11:51 AM (4fSQf)

251 Slamming the GOP is easy. Maybe that's why you're angry with us. But we'd like to have a stab free back for just a bit. JUST A BIT.

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 14, 2021 11:51 AM (o25GB)

252 You went to high school with Getty Lee? You're from Canada?
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 11:46 AM (Zz0t1)



I'm not that old! And no, I went to HS in SoCal. Is that better or worse?

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 14, 2021 11:51 AM (Ez6QX)

253 238 Investigate Trump, yeah, we know?

Posted by: CN at May 14, 2021 11:51 AM (ONvIw)

254 At least Liz-Ard is gone

Still there, just not in "leadership".

You still have to answer for Dot and Ditto.

"Dolly and Dot are my best friends
They pull my wagon through dunes of sand!
They have small teeth and the love to eat.
They're the best 'pacas in all the land!"
--Meera

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 11:51 AM (KZzsI)

255 Pigs And Rodents Can Breathe Through Their Butts

Looks at Liz Cheney expectantly. Is this true?
Posted by: bonhomme at May 14, 2021 11:51 AM (YYlyE)


So Swallowell might have just been coughing that time on camera?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 14, 2021 11:51 AM (YqDXo)

256 First day of boxing class, the major who taught it was running down the class roster, stopped, looked at my classmate and said "Mommy and Daddy named you Culpepper?!"
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 14, 2021 11:48 AM (m+jkK)


It wasn't Tetu was it?

Posted by: blaster at May 14, 2021 11:51 AM (ZfRYq)

257 "Clearly, the Republican party has done nothing over the decades of our life, and the last year in particular, to deserve this contempt.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 11:46 AM (KZzsI)"

Look, I don't think in general they've done shit to earn our trust. But I think when material changes are made and people look like they've finally gotten the message you give them a chance. That is not always attack them like it's your vocation. It's always fallacy posing as argument. "Oh, the GOP sucks therefore this sucks too. Not matter what it is. " what kills the party is bullshit like this. Get out and work for change. Don't sit on your lazy ass and complain like some malcontent welfare case. Understand the issues before you launch your bullshit suicidal eeyore rant.

Posted by: Marcus T at May 14, 2021 11:52 AM (sOXXq)

258 My two sons are "Bug" and "Monkey" to my wife and me.

Posted by: Archer at May 14, 2021 11:52 AM (gmo/4)

259 189 182 "Are you appeased? Will you start donating again now?"
-Kevin McCarthy
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 11:43 AM (LvTSG)


*shakes magic eight ball*

Sorry, too busy buying ammo.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2021 11:44 AM (4fSQf)

LOL. Exactly

Posted by: LASue at May 14, 2021 11:52 AM (Ed8Zd)

260 I'm not that old! And no, I went to HS in SoCal. Is that better or worse?
Posted by: Jordan61 at May 14, 2021 11:51 AM (Ez6QX)
++++
- Not old enough to have gone to school with Geddy Lee
- Did go to high school in SoCal

Did you go to school with any of the ska guys?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2021 11:52 AM (Jsjd7)

261 News chyron here, probably AP based, described her as a "Trump loyalist".

Posted by: andycanuck at May 14, 2021 11:53 AM (UHVv4)

262 The Democrats: We want to f*ck you in the ass
The People: We don't want to be f*cked in the ass
The Republicans: In the name of comity and compromise we will offer that the Democrats only get to f*ck you in the ass once a week...and with lube!
Posted by: How our politics go... at May 14, 2021 11:50 AM (DpkTQ)



Democrat theme song:

https://youtu.be/QU8T7oY0iO8?t=57

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 11:53 AM (Zz0t1)

263 Honestly, some of you are tiresome, boorish or trolls. You're only purpose in life seems to be, o matter what happens, to show up and slam the GOP. Not that you've personally done anything the change what's going on...

***

Other than contact our representatives at every level. Oh, and vote.

Neither of which accomplished anything.
Posted by: Moron Robbie
___

Heh.

Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 11:53 AM (+Vt0n)

264 I went to high school with a guy named Chip. His real name was Chip.

In kollidge, one of my dorm roommates was named JD. His real name was Jay Dee.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at May 14, 2021 11:53 AM (HaL55)

265 Marcus, calm down.

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 14, 2021 11:53 AM (o25GB)

266 VOTE HARDER!

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Only 24 total COVID related deaths in the military since 2019 at May 14, 2021 11:53 AM (wCgji)

267 258 You presume to know all about our lives, don't you?

Posted by: CN at May 14, 2021 11:53 AM (ONvIw)

268 Apparently Charlie Brown isn't yet convinced the Lucy will never quit moving the football.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2021 11:53 AM (4fSQf)

269 FWIW, congressional leaders are there to support members in their primary task--re-election, especially in the minority. They also serve a recruiting role for candidates somewhat. McConnell has power, in part, because he focused on this task.
Cheney was a distraction to the leadership team in terms of fundraising, candidate recruitment, and messaging. The House team did not need the inevitable questions that Roy would have engendered as part of the leadership role is to support the caucus, not hot takes about how pure one's principles are.

I guarantee that media types would have flocked to get Roy on record as dissing Trump and manufactured stories if necessary. With all the current leadership expressing support for Trump, that media gotcha becomes sterile over a long time instead of dissension in the ranks. This also deprives the NT'ers in the media from being able to discuss the fissures among leaders which hurts fundraising and recruiting candidates.

Posted by: whig at May 14, 2021 11:53 AM (pO7gM)

270 eek

Posted by: Chip and Dale at May 14, 2021 11:53 AM (W4eKo)

271 In kollidge, one of my dorm roommates was named JD. His real name was Jay Dee.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at May 14, 2021 11:53 AM (HaL55)
++++
Was it a "name him after the job you want for him" kind of thing?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2021 11:54 AM (Jsjd7)

272 Marcus, are you suggesting we should VOTE HARDER?

Posted by: blaster at May 14, 2021 11:54 AM (ZfRYq)

273 It wasn't Tetu was it?
Posted by: blaster at May 14, 2021 11:51 AM


I don't think so. That name doesn't ring a bell. Something more common.

Last day of class, someone tried to be funny and we all got "That was good...but you still have one more hour of class with me. And now....now I will fuck with you." We did a lot of pushups that day...

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 14, 2021 11:54 AM (m+jkK)

274
Also, I didn't mean my comment as sarcastic mockery of the boss, at all. Re-reading it, I can see it may have come off that way.

This is a newsworthy post that I simply don't care about. Other people do. I always laugh when people are all "I don't care about [Subject X], don't post about [X], it's a waste of time, blah blah blah."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 14, 2021 11:54 AM (Uh2oA)

275 Disgruntled homeless asshole tries to behead a woman at a day labor center.

youtu.be/64X3Xh5ZCCU?t=33

Posted by: bonhomme at May 14, 2021 11:54 AM (YYlyE)

276 Remember when the Republican controlled Senate investigated the 2020 election fraud?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Only 24 total COVID related deaths in the military since 2019 at May 14, 2021 11:54 AM (wCgji)

277 270 FWIW, congressional leaders are there to support members in their primary task--re-election, especially in the minority. They also serve a recruiting role for candidates somewhat. McConnell has power, in part, because he focused on this task.
Cheney was a distraction to the leadership team in terms of fundraising, candidate recruitment, and messaging. The House team did not need the inevitable questions that Roy would have engendered as part of the leadership role is to support the caucus, not hot takes about how pure one's principles are.

I guarantee that media types would have flocked to get Roy on record as dissing Trump and manufactured stories if necessary. With all the current leadership expressing support for Trump, that media gotcha becomes sterile over a long time instead of dissension in the ranks. This also deprives the NT'ers in the media from being able to discuss the fissures among leaders which hurts fundraising and recruiting candidates.
Posted by: whig at May 14, 2021 11:53 AM (pO7gM)

Well said

Posted by: In Exile at May 14, 2021 11:54 AM (kzzyk)

278 Understand the issues before you launch your bullshit suicidal eeyore rant.
Posted by: Marcus T
___

Oh, I understand quite well.

But hey, I will not interfere with your cheerleading.

Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 11:54 AM (+Vt0n)

279 Israel named current operation "Guardian of the Walls ." GoT fans ...??

Posted by: runner at May 14, 2021 11:54 AM (V13WU)

280 Did you go to school with any of the ska guys?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2021 11:52 AM (Jsjd7)



I don't know what that is, so maybe?

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 14, 2021 11:55 AM (Ez6QX)

281 I have zero faith in any politician.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm
___

Amen.
Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 11:40 AM (+Vt0n)


Lincoln, Churchill, Joe McCarthy, Reagan and Trump.

Posted by: TC at May 14, 2021 11:55 AM (PQKGQ)

282 News chyron here, probably AP based, described her as a "Trump loyalist".

--

Have you ever seen or heard any "media" describe over the years an Obama loyalist or a Biden loyalist? I sure haven't. Which seems to suggest the reason for doing so for Trump is to indicate extreeeemism.

Posted by: Lady in Black at May 14, 2021 11:55 AM (O+I8R)

283 I'm out before I say something I'll regret.

Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 11:55 AM (+Vt0n)

284 At this point "conservative with high ACU rating" is worthless, if not an active red flag. Your think tank wants to stab us in the back? Great. We'll return the favor. I notice Salem Media advertises ACU ratings quite intensely, and those guys are Cuck Central.

Posted by: trev006 at May 14, 2021 11:55 AM (OV17c)

285 I used to work with not one, but two Dottys, and they were close friends. After the company golf outing one year I ended up having to bail one of them out of jail (DUI + car crash) and then sneaking into the impound lot at 3:00am to retrieve the other Dotty's purse and keys from the wrecked car. Long night. Those Dottys were fun girls!

Posted by: Lizzy at May 14, 2021 11:55 AM (bDqIh)

286 The video from the aftermath of the big air op on northern Gaza is interesting. One can clearly see the earth penetrators having done their work - deep craters, some appearing to show remains of tunnels at the bottom.

A little surprised ground incursion still hasn't happened, since an immediate end to rocket attacks was the demand in the ultimatum - and rocket attacks continue up to this moment.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 14, 2021 11:55 AM (OTzUX)

287 The fact Cheney was in a leadership position at all tells you all you need to know about the party. They hate their voters. Period.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 14, 2021 11:55 AM (Nh7jF)

288 eek

Posted by: Chip and Dale



*FistBump* -- Tucker and Dale vs. Evil

Posted by: Sharkman at May 14, 2021 11:55 AM (Atzlh)

289 284 I'm out before I say something I'll regret.
Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 11:55 AM (+Vt0n)

I do that everyday and the media loves me!

Posted by: JOE! at May 14, 2021 11:56 AM (Zmnko)

290 249 John Boehner has been known to break into tears when hearing the words "Last call, drink up you assholes, I wanna close and go home".

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin at May 14, 2021 11:56 AM (I58tH)

291 Disgruntled homeless asshole tries to behead a woman at a day labor center.

Eh, maybe she was a Karen.

Posted by: Chip and Dale at May 14, 2021 11:56 AM (W4eKo)

292 But I think when material changes are made and people look like they've finally gotten the message you give them a chance

We'll get back to you when that happens. Until then, no.

You give someone who's been acting in good faith and messed up a break that you do not someone who's been spitting on you, betraying you, stabbing you in the face, and mocking you publicly for most of your life.

The Republican party is a catastrophic failure and worse has pretended to be something it clearly is not for decades, only to do the opposite once in power. Eventually even the most patient and trusting lose faith.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 11:56 AM (KZzsI)

293 260 I would have been happier with Cheney's ouster if McCarthy hadn't followed it up by insisting the election was totes free and fair. It said, " ok, I'll get rid of her, but I share her opinion ". No thanks.

Posted by: CN at May 14, 2021 11:56 AM (ONvIw)

294 "Posted by: whig at May 14, 2021 11:53 AM (pO7gM)"

Agree completely. The caucus has also agreed to coalesce around Stefanik. That unity should result in something tangible for the party members. It could represent sorely needed unity, which is the only way we can beat the Democrats scourge. They know it, which is why their trolls are here peddling their divisive garbage.

Posted by: Marcus T at May 14, 2021 11:56 AM (sOXXq)

295 Maybe Chip Roy is French and pronounces his name cheep rwah.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at May 14, 2021 11:57 AM (cSyAR)

296 Where was Chips Roy when they held the first vote ?

Posted by: runner at May 14, 2021 11:57 AM (V13WU)

297 How soon before the gop votes to repeal Obamacare? Followed by fundraising emails showing how hard they are fighting for you.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 14, 2021 11:57 AM (Nh7jF)

298 Important news from ChiTrib: "Chicago needs food critics."

Is there anything needed LESS than food critics? Don't think so.

Posted by: Apply gp Directly To Forehead at May 14, 2021 11:57 AM (qpX6U)

299 Had a "Rocky" and a "Rocko" in our neighborhood.

You really have to be tough if you're gonna go by "Rocky." It's like an invitation to be challenged to fights.

We had a black kid called "Slick" for his slick moves on the b-ball court and football field.

And poor "Ghoul." Ghoul got jumped by some bigger kids when he was about 10 and they messed his face up real bad. Hence: Ghoul.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 14, 2021 11:57 AM (Bmy3R)

300 I don't know what that is, so maybe?
Posted by: Jordan61 at May 14, 2021 11:55 AM (Ez6QX)
++++
Ska is a musical psudo-genre. It (as most people think of it) hit big in the 90s, largely out of Southern California. It's related to punk rock (more on the pop-punk side during the mainstream breakout), combined with horns and fast tempo. Earlier No Doubt was ska, as an example.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2021 11:57 AM (Jsjd7)

301 294 260 I would have been happier with Cheney's ouster if McCarthy hadn't followed it up by insisting the election was totes free and fair. It said, " ok, I'll get rid of her, but I share her opinion ". No thanks.
Posted by: CN at May 14, 2021 11:56 AM (ONvIw)

-------

Exactly.

Anyone who thinks there wasn't fraud is a lying asshole.

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 14, 2021 11:57 AM (o25GB)

302 Posted by: Lady in Black at May 14, 2021 11:55 AM (O+I8R)

It's meant to color everything they say and do as robotic and meaningless. It's a well worn persuasion technique to erase the impact of anything they say.

Posted by: ... at May 14, 2021 11:57 AM (VQQAx)

303 Disgruntled homeless asshole tries to behead a woman at a day labor center.

youtu.be/64X3Xh5ZCCU?t=33
Posted by: bonhomme at May 14, 2021 11:54 AM (YYlyE)



So, they were right when they said they're jihading in the middle east because of global warming and the lack of jobs?

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 11:58 AM (Zz0t1)

304 239 They told me that "mouth breathers" were bad ...
Pigs And Rodents Can Breathe Through Their Butts, And This Could Be a Vital Discovery
Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2021 11:49 AM (RHGPo)

I've learned to breathe through my ears.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at May 14, 2021 11:58 AM (jvt6t)

305 I would have been happier with Cheney's ouster if types deletes.

Posted by: ... at May 14, 2021 11:58 AM (VQQAx)

306 Is it possible that as soon as he saw it was safe to go against Cheney, he put forth his candidacy ?

Posted by: runner at May 14, 2021 11:58 AM (V13WU)

307 Was it a "name him after the job you want for him" kind of thing?

I decline to give his last name since I'm not a complete asshoe, but you could've called him "handjob" and it'd have been pretty close.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at May 14, 2021 11:58 AM (HaL55)

308 Stefanik is tough and smart. She may be as tough as MTG but in a classier way.

There's a clip of her and two RINOs who were stumbling on a direct question, from behind she stepped to the front an gave it to the press by the numbers.

She's not only tough, she's smart.
I hope she's smart enough to stick with Trump.
_representing NY that may be difficult_

Posted by: Braenyard at May 14, 2021 11:58 AM (D2eCM)

309 302 and happy that the fraud occurred.

Posted by: CN at May 14, 2021 11:58 AM (ONvIw)

310
Who names their kid "Chip"?

My Three Sons

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 14, 2021 11:58 AM (63Dwl)

311 Pigs And Rodents Can Breathe Through Their Butts

-
Exhale, anyway.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 14, 2021 11:58 AM (VVEnO)

312 All your Chips belong to us!!

Posted by: Chinese Bitcoin Farmers Assn. at May 14, 2021 11:59 AM (eYaLb)

313 It's related to punk rock (more on the pop-punk side during the mainstream breakout), combined with horns and fast tempo. Earlier No Doubt was ska, as an example.

Its more a poppy, upbeat version of Reggae.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 11:59 AM (KZzsI)

314 Well, the 3rd in line went from hair-on-fire never trump to at least publicly stating DJT is a critical partner... On the other hand, the simple fact that a swamp creature like Lizard occupied that position would imply the disease in indeed terminal.

Posted by: Cooldawg at May 14, 2021 11:59 AM (zaSkA)

315 Gotta figure a name like "Chip Roy" would be golden in politics. Two syllables, easy to remember, American-sounding.

Posted by: Apply gp Directly To Forehead at May 14, 2021 11:59 AM (qpX6U)

316 "Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 11:56 AM (KZzsI)"

The party membership is changing an becoming more diverse. I get your mad bro. So sit on the side and keep complaining like a baby. Instead of helping to change things. Maybe your precinct needs some help. Why don't you go find out instead of being an angry bitch?

Posted by: Marcus T at May 14, 2021 11:59 AM (sOXXq)

317 So, who were the nine spineless weasels that are *so* spineless they can't even choose who will be the their local chief of spinelessness?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2021 11:28 AM (Jsjd7)

Soon to be spending eternity in Hell's vestibule.

Posted by: LASue at May 14, 2021 11:59 AM (Ed8Zd)

318 Really OT:

If you go to the Covid tracker pages, they will say that on May 14 2020, there were 23,000 cases per day.

Today, in 2021 there are almost 37,000 cases per day. How can that be when there are millions that are vaccinated?

Posted by: vyx at May 14, 2021 11:59 AM (vooSz)

319 I can be reasoned out of the position of "Fuck the GOP." I reasoned my way into it. This is not a good enough reason.

And a good-enough reason would be some kind of miracle, where they represented my interests, and my family's, and some of my friends' interests, or maybe a perfect stranger who was also another American's interests.

But I won't hold my breath waiting for that.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 14, 2021 12:00 PM (Uh2oA)

320 Mr 'I don't think anyone is questioning the legitimacy of the Presidential election' McCarthy has made material changes!


Woot.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2021 12:00 PM (4fSQf)

321 Posted by: Marcus T at May 14, 2021 11:56 AM (sOXXq)

Anyone who disagrees with you is not a troll. I've been here every week since mid 2007 so that makes me either the worst or best troll ever.

Posted by: ... at May 14, 2021 12:00 PM (VQQAx)

322 Maybe Chip Roy's father is a poker player.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at May 14, 2021 12:00 PM (cSyAR)

323 Why say such rude things on Roy by Trump. Really unnecessary

Posted by: Gonzotx at May 14, 2021 12:00 PM (9+l4S)

324 My two sons are "Bug" and "Monkey" to my wife and me.

Posted by: Archer



Eldest daughter is "M" (because her name starts with an M and I'm a dumbass), son is called "The Boy" and youngest daughter will always be "The Bug" of "Pea Pod".

I am a very silly old man.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 14, 2021 12:00 PM (Atzlh)

325 Important news from ChiTrib: "Chicago needs food critics."

Is there anything needed LESS than food critics? Don't think so.
Posted by: Apply gp Directly To Forehead at May 14, 2021 11:57 AM (qpX6U)


Critics to rate hot dogs, deep dish pizza and Italian beef. OK.

Posted by: TC at May 14, 2021 12:00 PM (PQKGQ)

326 Goodbye Mister Chip

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 14, 2021 12:00 PM (63Dwl)

327 The GOP needs to earn my support...with action. I'm not going to give any of them the benefit of the doubt just because they ousted an abrasive, unlikeable broad from her leadership position. I will support them, but considering their actions the last 10 years, most especially the past 4, they need to do a lot to earn that support. Ball's in their court.

Posted by: Lady in Black at May 14, 2021 12:00 PM (O+I8R)

328 317 did your mommy talk to you like that, Marcus?

Posted by: CN at May 14, 2021 12:00 PM (ONvIw)

329 That is not always attack them like it's your vocation. It's always fallacy posing as argument. "Oh, the GOP sucks therefore this sucks too. Not matter what it is. " what kills the party is bullshit like this. Get out and work for change. Don't sit on your lazy ass and complain like some malcontent welfare case. Understand the issues before you launch your bullshit suicidal eeyore rant.
Posted by: Marcus T at May 14, 2021 11:52 AM (sOXXq)

You know what would get people to stop looking at the GOP like they are the Washington Generals or the opponent in a pro wrestling match? The GOP showing they stand for their voters by, say not voting for Bidet's terrible appointments in large number.

So yeah, the GOP is now in the spot of having blown good will and trust and has to actually earn it back, not just make a few moves (that they had to be forced into making after not doing like with Liz) to show it. If you want to be a battered spouse and all "See, they said they are changing, and this time they really mean it!" you can. But other people are tired of being the abused spouse and now want actions, not words anymore.

Posted by: Bete at May 14, 2021 12:00 PM (Ojki1)

330 Why don't you go find out instead of being an angry bitch?
Posted by: Marcus T at May 14, 2021 11:59 AM (sOXXq)

-----

I'm sorry that you'd be surprised what a number of us do locally for conservative politicians.

We don't continually shout about it.

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 14, 2021 12:01 PM (o25GB)

331 Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2021 11:57 AM (Jsjd7)

I know what ska is. I didn't know who "the ska guys" were.

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 14, 2021 12:01 PM (Ez6QX)

332 319

If you recall in May 2020
Covid was on its way out. Then the rioting started in late May and the spike began again.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 14, 2021 12:01 PM (Nh7jF)

333 Chips O'Roy

Posted by: Axeman at May 14, 2021 12:01 PM (cI7Oj)

334 "The GOP needs to earn my support...with action. I'm not going to give any of them the benefit of the doubt just because they ousted an abrasive, unlikeable broad from her leadership position. I will support them, but considering their actions the last 10 years, most especially the past 4, they need to do a lot to earn that support. Ball's in their court.
Posted by: Lady in Black at May 14, 2021 12:00 PM (O+I8R)"

And that's the most reasonable statement I've read all day.

Posted by: Marcus T at May 14, 2021 12:01 PM (sOXXq)

335 What the hell is going on with you Marcus? I mean you close your eyes as tight as you want, it doesn't make it dark for the rest of us.

Posted by: ... at May 14, 2021 12:01 PM (VQQAx)

336 Unnecessary for Trump to disparage Roy in order to support Stefenik. This is why I never have liked Trump personally and think he's an asshole. Yeah I voted for him and defend him but he makes it hard.

Posted by: Can't help myself at May 14, 2021 12:01 PM (ct0K5)

337 @Breaking911

WATCH: Cat leaps from building fire in Chicago and bounces off grass to walk away unharmed! No injuries were reported.

https://tinyurl.com/yjst782f

Skip ahead to about the :25 mark.

Posted by: Tami at May 14, 2021 12:01 PM (cF8AT)

338 320 I can be reasoned out of the position of "Fuck the GOP." I reasoned my way into it. This is not a good enough reason.

And a good-enough reason would be some kind of miracle, where they represented my interests, and my family's, and some of my friends' interests, or maybe a perfect stranger who was also another American's interests.

But I won't hold my breath waiting for that.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 14, 2021 12:00 PM (Uh2oA)

=========

I find it really hard to believe that the rhetoric of a party in the minority now has much to do with the governing philosophy of that same part in the majority, especially when they're Republicans.

We got all the awesome ACA repeal votes when they were out of power. We believed in Paul Ryan.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 12:01 PM (LvTSG)

339 Chips ARoy!

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 14, 2021 12:01 PM (5cd/T)

340 Went to school with a guy nicknamed "Bunny". He could pull it off, too - suave and smart-mouthed. Smoked like a chimney and when he came to class the morning you could still smell the booze on him from the night before.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at May 14, 2021 12:02 PM (dfRN6)

341 "Leave it to ol' Chip."
"Chip's my guy!"
"Chip'll steer you straight."
"Depend on Chip!"
"You'll always get a square deal with Chip."

Posted by: Apply gp Directly To Forehead at May 14, 2021 12:02 PM (qpX6U)

342 I know what ska is. I didn't know who "the ska guys" were.
Posted by: Jordan61 at May 14, 2021 12:01 PM (Ez6QX)
++++
Ah, sorry. No one in particular - just any of that crowd that hit big then. It was a pretty lame joke in the first place that clearly went entirely off the rails.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2021 12:02 PM (Jsjd7)

343 Somehow I think Chip Roy would be a good name for the pastor of a megachurch with no recognizable theology.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at May 14, 2021 12:03 PM (cSyAR)

344 300 Worked with a guy named Rocky. His name was Rocco and he had two brothers, Vincent and Salvatore. Surprisingly. they were from Youngstown, OH where their father ran a legitimate business. Heavily involved in the Union.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin at May 14, 2021 12:03 PM (I58tH)

345 Why don't you go find out instead of being an angry bitch?

LOL Lucy will totally hold the ball for you this time. They just need one more chance! He's changed, he won't hit me this time!

You'll learn, eventually.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 12:03 PM (KZzsI)

346 330 You know what would get people to stop looking at the GOP like they are the Washington Generals or the opponent in a pro wrestling match? The GOP showing they stand for their voters by, say not voting for Bidet's terrible appointments in large number.

So yeah, the GOP is now in the spot of having blown good will and trust and has to actually earn it back, not just make a few moves (that they had to be forced into making after not doing like with Liz) to show it. If you want to be a battered spouse and all "See, they said they are changing, and this time they really mean it!" you can. But other people are tired of being the abused spouse and now want actions, not words anymore.
Posted by: Bete at May 14, 2021 12:00 PM (Ojki1)

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20 Republicans voted for Merrick Garland.

Sorry, but no. These people are not to be trusted as leading conservatively. They've willfully helped along the leftist power grab within the past 3 months.

Playing musical chairs in the House leadership does shockingly little to dissuade me from this notion.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 12:03 PM (LvTSG)

347 Its been fun watching Allahpundit work himself into an intellectual cul-de-sac whining about dumping Liz Cheney who has a conservative voting record, and bitching and complaining about giving Elise Stefanik a leadership position while she has a moderate record closer to Allahpundits.

His TDS is off the charts.

Posted by: Portlandon at May 14, 2021 12:03 PM (+oR7L)

348 Marcus, vote super hard in 2022 dude. If you vote 3X as hard Paul Ryan will send you an autographed picture of him. 5X as hard and Boehner makes a personal appearance.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 14, 2021 12:03 PM (Nh7jF)

349 Is this a good time? No?

Posted by: grammie winger at May 14, 2021 12:03 PM (45fpk)

350 Anyone who disagrees with you is not a troll. I've been here every week since mid 2007 so that makes me either the worst or best troll ever.

--

That's about the exact same time I hopped on here. The Class of 2007!

Posted by: Lady in Black at May 14, 2021 12:03 PM (O+I8R)

351 #287
@ yankihebrew
So The IDF gave the feeling that Israel is actually using ground troops in Gaza. Hamas terrorists quickly ran to the terror tunnels, that moment the IDF made sure Hamas is separate from the civilians. then Israel bombed the tunnels on top of the terrorists

Posted by: andycanuck at May 14, 2021 12:03 PM (UHVv4)

352 > Why say such rude things on Roy by Trump. Really unnecessary

Trump does that to every high visibility person. If he likes what you're doing, you're getting effusive praise. If he doesn't like what you're doing, you're getting crapped on.

Posted by: bonhomme at May 14, 2021 12:03 PM (YYlyE)

353 I can't IMAGINE why anyone would keep ANYONE appointed to the leadership of the GOP at arms length and have a lack of trust in them and actually express their opinion.


HOW DARE YOU!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 12:03 PM (Zz0t1)

354 Stefanik was also one of the few Repub members of the House or Senate who gave a fuck about the Russia Hoax. She pinned St. Comey, the Pine-Scented Druid Philosopher, on a couple of key lies he told to Congress.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 14, 2021 12:04 PM (Atzlh)

355 That's about the exact same time I hopped on here. The Class of 2007!
Posted by: Lady in Black at May 14, 2021 12:03 PM (O+I8R)

{bump}

Posted by: ... at May 14, 2021 12:04 PM (VQQAx)

356 Somehow I think Chip Roy would be a good name for the pastor of a megachurch with no recognizable theology.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at May 14, 2021 12:03 PM (cSyAR)


Live Your Best Life Now!

Posted by: grammie winger at May 14, 2021 12:04 PM (45fpk)

357 Maybe Chip Roy's father is a poker player.
His brother Rob has a cocktail named after him, so there's that.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at May 14, 2021 12:04 PM (HaL55)

358 Elsei is nice. Her girddle is too tight.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at May 14, 2021 12:04 PM (QeenG)

359 Live Your Best Life Now!
Posted by: grammie winger at May 14, 2021 12:04 PM (45fpk)

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Speak your prosperity to life!

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 14, 2021 12:05 PM (o25GB)

360 I thoughht ska was a genuine Jamaican form, dating to the mid or late 60s.

The Brit "2-Tone" movement at the turn of the 80s was a lot less authentic. Some good tunes out of it though, even if they were all liberals.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 14, 2021 12:05 PM (Bmy3R)

361 Is this a good time? No?
Posted by: grammie winger at May 14, 2021 12:03 PM (45fpk)

yes, yes ! very good time.

Posted by: runner at May 14, 2021 12:05 PM (V13WU)

362 Jack for John as a nickname makes no sense


Also Peggy for Margaret, Betsy and Betty for Elizabeth, and Polly for Mary ?

Posted by: LASue at May 14, 2021 12:05 PM (Ed8Zd)

363 "Anyone who disagrees with you is not a troll. I've been here every week since mid 2007 so that makes me either the worst or best troll ever."

In 14 years, you haven't encountered the Thread Police yet? There's always assholes around here screaming "Troll!" They think they own the fucking place.

Posted by: Apply gp Directly To Forehead at May 14, 2021 12:05 PM (qpX6U)

364 Really, the GOP is going to have to do a lot more than sitting in the seats of majority-conservative districts, in order to earn my opinion that they aren't just sitting in the seats of majority-conservative districts.

And since that is a conclusion I came at honestly enough, somebody whining that somebody else holds a low opinion of the GOP is not going to change that.

Posted by: Axeman at May 14, 2021 12:05 PM (cI7Oj)

365 Honestly, some of you are tiresome, boorish or trolls.
===
Some?

Lighten up

Posted by: Sgt. Hulka at May 14, 2021 12:05 PM (0aodL)

366 Only a sucker goes back for a third helping of backstabbing.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2021 12:05 PM (4fSQf)

367 There is a decent chance the gop wins the house in 22. And then they will repeal Obamacare, the GND, lower taxes and fund the border wall. The gop is always 1000% conservative when they have no real power.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 14, 2021 12:05 PM (Nh7jF)

368 Look, I don't think in general they've done shit to earn our trust. But I think when material changes are made and people look like they've finally gotten the message you give them a chance. That is not always attack them like it's your vocation. It's always fallacy posing as argument. "Oh, the GOP sucks therefore this sucks too. Not matter what it is. " what kills the party is bullshit like this. Get out and work for change. Don't sit on your lazy ass and complain like some malcontent welfare case. Understand the issues before you launch your bullshit suicidal eeyore rant.
Posted by: Marcus T at May 14, 2021 11:52 AM (sOXXq)

When the Tea Party returned the Republicans to power in Congress in 2010, Eric Cantor (remember him?) got in front of the microphones and said "message received". And then he and the rest went right back to doing what got them bounced out of power in the first place.

Posted by: Emmett Milbarge at May 14, 2021 12:05 PM (VbI7r)

369 "Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 12:03 PM (KZzsI)"

That's what I thought. Thanks for proving my point slacker.

Posted by: Marcus T at May 14, 2021 12:05 PM (sOXXq)

370 That's about the exact same time I hopped on here. The Class of 2007!
I'm in that class myself.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at May 14, 2021 12:06 PM (HaL55)

371 Boy, Steve Scalise has put on some pounds since I worked with him back in '95-'96. Of course, being shot and spending weeks in the hospital can do funny things to your metabolism.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 14, 2021 12:06 PM (/XOcP)

372 Last but not least, voting record analysis is worthless unless you know the composition of the district (safe seat or not), and whether the vote is actually meaningful which in the House, few votes are if you are in the minority. What is more important if you want to get a majority is messaging discipline, fundraising, and candidate recruitment. A person in a seat that is less safe often has to take tough votes to support the leadership and becomes a target for the other party to take out. They demonstrate more courage than the person on the backbench in a safe seat. Roy has not demonstrated that courage yet and perhaps never will; Stefanik for better or worse, has in her support of Trump and in her committee questioning which was more in line with what the caucus wanted than disappearing which would have helped her more in NY politics.

Politics in a legislature is always the art of the possible, not the perfect. You want to change the policy, figure out a way to sell better policies that are effective that split the Dems like school vouchers, etc. and avoid those that split your own caucus.

Posted by: whig at May 14, 2021 12:06 PM (pO7gM)

373 Marjorie Taylor Greene knows how to fight: she goes on offense. Accused of traumatizing the poor AOC, she doesn't even acknowledge it and instead accuses of Pelosi of dereliction on January 6th. Always be on offense.

Posted by: Ordinary American at May 14, 2021 12:06 PM (uiux8)

374 Which is all the class I can muster.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at May 14, 2021 12:06 PM (HaL55)

375 If he doesn't like what you're doing, you're getting crapped on.
Posted by: bonhomme at May 14, 2021 12:03 PM (YYlyE)

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It's what I trust about him.

Also, there may be things that happened that we never heard that Trump knows.

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 14, 2021 12:06 PM (o25GB)

376 Why don't you go find out instead of being an angry bitch?
Posted by: Marcus T at May 14, 2021 11:59 AM (sOXXq)


Why don't you find another place to comment since we're all such a disappointment to you.

I really don't care if you want to bitch about the GOP or to say that they have actually done something good here. Just don't become a pathetic one note Johnny about it so that is the only sort of comment you ever make here. That's when it becomes tiresome. And most of the horde currently commenting is not falling into that category, and only doing so because that is essentially the topic at hand in this post. "Is this good she is the replacement? Is it enough for some or are you still skeptical? Or have they fully burned the bridge too much for you to want to cross back. "

Posted by: Buzzion at May 14, 2021 12:06 PM (G2zl5)

377 > WATCH: Cat leaps from building fire in Chicago and bounces off grass to walk away unharmed! No injuries were reported.

Cats have that amazing property where they can slow their terminal velocity way down by flattening their body out. Cats aren't quite in that category where they can survive a fall from any height, but they're close.

Posted by: bonhomme at May 14, 2021 12:06 PM (YYlyE)

378 Someone forgot there medication this morning.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 12:06 PM (Zz0t1)

379 Can't we all just get along?

Posted by: Chip King at May 14, 2021 12:07 PM (W4eKo)

380 In 14 years, you haven't encountered the Thread Police yet? There's always assholes around here screaming "Troll!" They think they own the fucking place.

They're trying to control the conversation - by goading the COBs into banning voices they don't like. Simple as that, and somewhat effective.

Posted by: Silver Bullet at May 14, 2021 12:07 PM (koG+n)

381 366 Honestly, some of you are tiresome, boorish or trolls.
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Some?

Lighten up
Posted by: Sgt. Hulka at May 14, 2021 12:05 PM (0aodL)

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To be fair, I've never denied the charge.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 12:07 PM (LvTSG)

382 Somehow I think Chip Roy would be a good name for the pastor of a megachurch with no recognizable theology.
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at May 14, 2021 12:03 PM (cSyAR)


A former college ballplayer who now runs a car dealership in his small town and coaches the HS team.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at May 14, 2021 12:07 PM (jOcSX)

383 372 Scalise was probably on steroids after taking a bullet(s).

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin at May 14, 2021 12:07 PM (I58tH)

384 Lol


Ratings must be horrible:

Don Leymon says the Capital Breach was an act of war!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2021 12:07 PM (4fSQf)

385 20 Republicans voted for Merrick Garland. ...
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 12:03 PM (LvTSG)
+++++
This point is one that I get, and it is *the* difference between the Democrats and Republicans.

Look at Trump's appointments (the ones the GOP permitted, anyway). There was little crossover on most of them. Fairly few broke into the mid-60s votes to confirm and only one or two broke 70 votes.

Compare that to Biden's. He is routinely slotting in people with confirmation votes in the 70s or better. Garland is a terrific example of this. He's a monster and everyone knows it and half the caucus voted to confirm him while McConnell had to furiously whip votes to get Kavanaugh seated while he held the majority.

The Democrats are at war and have been my entire life. The Republicans just aren't fighting.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2021 12:07 PM (Jsjd7)

386 In 14 years, you haven't encountered the Thread Police yet? There's always assholes around here screaming "Troll!" They think they own the fucking place.
Posted by: Apply gp Directly To Forehead at May 14, 2021 12:05 PM (qpX6U)

I think I've seen one or two in my time. Handle each one a little differently depending on day, mood, and their psychological makeup.

Posted by: ... at May 14, 2021 12:07 PM (VQQAx)

387 Also Peggy for Margaret, Betsy and Betty for Elizabeth, and Polly for Mary ?
Posted by: LASue at May 14, 2021 12:05 PM (Ed8Zd)
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The English tradition includes a lot of rhyming.

So, Margaret -> Meg -> Peg
Richard -> Ric(k) -> Dick
William -> Will -> Bill

Posted by: Axeman at May 14, 2021 12:07 PM (cI7Oj)

388 380 Can't we all just get along?
Posted by: Chip King at May 14, 2021 12:07 PM (W4eKo)

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No.

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 14, 2021 12:08 PM (o25GB)

389 Let's be real about the "nobody wanted the job the first time" statement. Nobody wanted the job because they were told in no uncertain terms their career would be destroyed if they ran against Cheney.

Posted by: MAGA (stop the steal link in this nic) at May 14, 2021 12:08 PM (eMEkg)

390 Why are you all bashing the GOP? We're Republicans, not Republican'ts!

Posted by: Derek Zoolander at May 14, 2021 12:08 PM (ZNqzz)

391 345 300 Worked with a guy named Rocky. His name was Rocco and he had two brothers, Vincent and Salvatore. Surprisingly. they were from Youngstown, OH where their father ran a legitimate business. Heavily involved in the Union.

Heh - that's not too far from our "Rocky" (but not "Rocko") Our town was still pretty mobbed up in those days. We lived 2 houses down from an LCN capo for most of my childhood.

And my attorney great-grandfather defended tons of wise guys over the years, so my family's last name brought me some respect. You know, as in "respect" LOL.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 14, 2021 12:08 PM (Bmy3R)

392 I've got to find that IMGur link of the scanned letter back to me where I asked Burr to do everything in his power to protect the integrity of the election, regardless of who won, because that mattered so much to the future of the republic.

His response: Contact the FBI if you're concerned. You know. The guys who set the whole thing in motion. Oh, and also "I'll keep fighting for conservatism blah blah blah and please donate to help."

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Only 24 total COVID related deaths in the military since 2019 at May 14, 2021 12:08 PM (wCgji)

393 Someone forgot there medication this morning.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 12:06 PM (Zz0t1)



I DID NOT!

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 14, 2021 12:08 PM (Ez6QX)

394 Someone forgot there medication this morning.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt

My griddle is too tight. Die.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at May 14, 2021 12:08 PM (QeenG)

395 >>>>Also Peggy for Margaret, Betsy and Betty for Elizabeth, and Polly for Mary ?

Posted by: Lebron Horowitz at May 14, 2021 12:08 PM (UFgOG)

396 Stefanik asked a very inconvenient question that Comey wasn't prepared for. She asked why he didn't follow procedure in informing Congress about their spying on Trump, and Comey passed the buck to Bill Priestap.

Posted by: MikeN at May 14, 2021 12:08 PM (o/eHL)

397 I'm going to be blunt. I don't even find these continued defenses of the GOP infuriating or confusing any longer. I simply find them tedious.

Actually, it's more than that. Expecting me to show loyalty to someone who's only shown me bad faith is openly insulting

Stop. Just...stop.

Posted by: Brother Tim sez: No Blood for Congress! at May 14, 2021 12:08 PM (OUMaO)

398 I read somewhere that Stefanik promised to resign from the position in 2 years which was another factor in her favor.

Has anyone else read that?

Posted by: I'm the Honey Badger, BITCH! at May 14, 2021 12:08 PM (0ta/n)

399 Posted by: Axeman at May 14, 2021 12:07 PM (cI7Oj

Yes the Ole English liked to rhyme the nicknames.

Posted by: Can't help myself at May 14, 2021 12:08 PM (ct0K5)

400 Worked with a guy named Rocky. His name was Rocco and he had two brothers, Vincent and Salvatore. Surprisingly. they were from Youngstown, OH where their father ran a legitimate business. Heavily involved in the Union.
Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin at May 14, 2021 12:03 PM (I58tH)



MOOSE! ROCCO!! Help the judge find his wallet!

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 12:09 PM (Zz0t1)

401 Don Leymon says the Capital Breach was an act of war!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2021 12:07 PM (4fSQf)
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Trumpers are so stupid, they forgot to bring weapons to a war!

Posted by: Axeman at May 14, 2021 12:09 PM (cI7Oj)

402 Her rack is an 8; her face is a 7; her voting record is a 4.

Posted by: Ted Torgerson at May 14, 2021 12:09 PM (SVPcU)

403 >>>>Also Peggy for Margaret, Betsy and Betty for Elizabeth, and Polly for Mary ?

Hey I heard that.

Posted by: Mary Parrot at May 14, 2021 12:09 PM (UFgOG)

404 There was an ambiguous IDF tweet not long before the air operation. About operating "in" Gaza. Now normally you'd expect that Hamas et al (there are other outfits involved here) would have extensive observation capabilities, and be able to easily determine if IDF ground forces were entering in the north and east - so they couldn't be spoofed this way into heading to their "Metro" (underground tunnels and facilities). But then as Rabin once said to a small group when asked why Israel's military history was so stellar - "first, you must consider our enemies".

Posted by: rhomboid at May 14, 2021 12:09 PM (OTzUX)

405 If you go to the Covid tracker pages, they will say that on May 14 2020, there were 23,000 cases per day.

Today, in 2021 there are almost 37,000 cases per day. How can that be when there are millions that are vaccinated?
Posted by: vyx at May 14, 2021 11:59 AM (vooSz)


Beats me!

Posted by: Bill Maher, now more hideous with a disease that's not a STD at May 14, 2021 12:09 PM (Ed8Zd)

406 The Democrats are at war and have been my entire life. The Republicans just aren't fighting.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2021 12:07 PM (Jsjd7)

----'

Well we are told that there are no hills to die on.

Posted by: MAGA (stop the steal link in this nic) at May 14, 2021 12:09 PM (eMEkg)

407 > Honestly, some of you are tiresome, boorish or trolls.

I've tussled with some people here. I've been extremely annoyed by some people here. By and large, however, I love you morons.

Except Mr Moo Moo. I would break that asshole's skull.

Posted by: bonhomme at May 14, 2021 12:10 PM (YYlyE)

408
My griddle is too tight. Die.
Posted by: humphreyrobot at May 14, 2021 12:08 PM (QeenG)



Make pancakes with it. It'll loosen up.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 12:10 PM (Zz0t1)

409 Yes the Ole English liked to rhyme the nicknames.
Posted by: Can't help myself at May 14, 2021 12:08 PM (ct0K5)
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It shows up in last names as well.

Hackett -> Son of Hack (Jack)

Posted by: Axeman at May 14, 2021 12:10 PM (cI7Oj)

410 Her rack is an 8; her face is a 7; her voting record is a 4.
Posted by: Ted Torgerson at May 14, 2021 12:09 PM


Does she have a sister? Asking for a friend.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 14, 2021 12:10 PM (m+jkK)

411 The only hill the GOPe will die on is restriction of campaign cash.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2021 12:10 PM (4fSQf)

412 363 Jack for John as a nickname makes no sense

Also Peggy for Margaret, Betsy and Betty for Elizabeth, and Polly for Mary ?
Posted by: LASue at May 14, 2021 12:05 PM (Ed8Zd)

History of English podcast covers some of these in an episode. I'm pretty sure he covers Peggy/Margaret and Jack/John. Maybe also Richard/Dick and Bill/Will.

Posted by: Buzzion at May 14, 2021 12:11 PM (G2zl5)

413 Fellow patriotic patriots who love patriotism,

Send $100 ASAP.

Love,
- Liz, err I mean Stef

Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 14, 2021 12:11 PM (Nh7jF)

414 Isn't Chip Roy Deep Roy's shorter brother?

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at May 14, 2021 12:11 PM (PiwSw)

415

I DID NOT!
Posted by: Jordan61 at May 14, 2021 12:08 PM (Ez6QX)



LULZ.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 12:11 PM (Zz0t1)

416 412 and insider trading.

Posted by: CN at May 14, 2021 12:11 PM (ONvIw)

417 So The IDF gave the feeling that Israel is actually using ground troops in Gaza. Hamas terrorists quickly ran to the terror tunnels, that moment the IDF made sure Hamas is separate from the civilians. then Israel bombed the tunnels on top of the terrorists

Posted by: andycanuck


"There's more than one way to skin an inbred goat-felching, bomb-throwing, Satan-worshipping monkey*"

*or words to that effect.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 14, 2021 12:11 PM (Atzlh)

418 Hank for Henry is another one.

Posted by: Northern lurker at May 14, 2021 12:11 PM (cSyAR)

419 413 363 Jack for John as a nickname makes no sense

Also Peggy for Margaret, Betsy and Betty for Elizabeth, and Polly for Mary ?
Posted by: LASue at May 14, 2021 12:05 PM (Ed8Zd)

History of English podcast covers some of these in an episode. I'm pretty sure he covers Peggy/Margaret and Jack/John. Maybe also Richard/Dick and Bill/Will.
Posted by: Buzzion at May 14, 2021 12:11 PM (G2zl5)

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From what I understand: English has a long, storied history of making shit up as it goes along.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 12:11 PM (LvTSG)

420 Except Mr Moo Moo. I would break that asshole's skull.

Waste of time. He's just upgrade to a gold plated one. And pay cash.

Posted by: Silver Bullet at May 14, 2021 12:11 PM (koG+n)

421 Republican establishment let Goldwater hang out to dry in '64. Nixon, who was heavily influenced by FDR as a youth, becomes President, only to establish the Clean Air Act, the EPA, disengage the dollar from gold, and establish wage and price controls. Oh, and open relations with China. Ford was an establishment Republican, but he did what he could to salvage our reputation. Oh, and actively put down the nascent Reagan revolution. Ronaldus Maximus - well, 'nuff said, but he did get snookered by Tip O'Neil on immigration. Oh, and he let in the Bushes, who hated everything Reagan did even though HW rode his coattails. The base saw what was happening under Clinton, then under W, and decided to try to reform the party from the bottom-up, with the TEA Party. We know what happened there. Took our money, and our energy, and retook the House and Senate, only to utterly fold when it counted. SCOTUS - well, we know the story there as well. The base strikes back, yet again, with Trump. Oh, and gives him the House and Senate as well, to finally get it done. Finally.

Well, here we are. I can see why one can be a little jaded. And a little peeved.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at May 14, 2021 12:11 PM (mdjgu)

422 The Republicans just aren't fighting.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2021 12:07 PM (Jsjd7)


They seem to fight plenty when their enemies are patriots.

Posted by: ... at May 14, 2021 12:12 PM (VQQAx)

423 276 Disgruntled homeless asshole tries to behead a woman at a day labor center.

Posted by: bonhomme at May 14, 2021 11:54 AM (YYlyE)


Since an asshole has no hands assuming it was a jet propelled fart?

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at May 14, 2021 12:12 PM (Obdic)

424 > Worked with a guy named Rocky. His name was Rocco

WELL? WHICH WAS IT? ROCKY OR ROCCO?

Posted by: bonhomme at May 14, 2021 12:12 PM (YYlyE)

425 379 Someone forgot there medication this morning.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 12:06 PM (Zz0t1)

Took an extra dose of the Hot Gas med perhaps?

Posted by: Bete at May 14, 2021 12:12 PM (Ojki1)

426 Moo Moo was a special breed of asshole.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 14, 2021 12:12 PM (5cd/T)

427 The Thread Police are inside o' my head!
It's not noon yet so Ace is still inside o' his bed!

Posted by: andycanuck at May 14, 2021 12:13 PM (UHVv4)

428 Ted for Edward is infuriating.

Posted by: Emmett Milbarge at May 14, 2021 12:13 PM (VbI7r)

429 Well, here we are. I can see why one can be a little jaded. And a little peeved.
Posted by: Darrell Harris at May 14, 2021 12:11 PM (mdjgu)


But if you vote...just a little harder....

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2021 12:13 PM (4fSQf)

430 The GOP has too many "shoulds" around it. When they follow up with "will" and "did" I may have a tiny bit of faith in it. Until then, actions speak louder.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 14, 2021 12:13 PM (E+OcO)

431 While Israel has not agreed to any truce, and they should not, it appears that the scale of missile launches and the types have decreased as has Israeli retaliation. It is still early in the evening, and things could change.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 14, 2021 12:13 PM (GPwVZ)

432 Except Mr Moo Moo. I would break that asshole's skull.

Posted by: bonhomme at May 14, 2021 12:10 PM (YYlyE)


I agree. He was very irritating. Not stupid and irritating like curious. You could at least laugh at curious. Moo was simply unlikeable-irritating. No redeeming features like dumbness.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 14, 2021 12:13 PM (45fpk)

433 WELL? WHICH WAS IT? ROCKY OR ROCCO?
Posted by: bonhomme at May 14, 2021 12:12 PM (YYlyE)
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Both were nicknames. He was actually named "Rococo" and had a, shall we say, garish fashion sense.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2021 12:13 PM (Jsjd7)

434 > Since an asshole has no hands assuming it was a jet propelled fart?

Plenty of assholes have limbs. See Barack Obama for proof.

Posted by: bonhomme at May 14, 2021 12:14 PM (YYlyE)

435 Ted for Edward is infuriating.
Posted by: Emmett Milbarge at May 14, 2021 12:13 PM (VbI7r)


Ted "Theodore" Logan

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 12:14 PM (Zz0t1)

436
Today, in 2021 there are almost 37,000 cases per day. How can that be when there are millions that are vaccinated?
Posted by: vyx at May 14, 2021 11:59 AM (vooSz)

My Daughter and her Family all have it... Husband got it from a co-worker... Pretty nasty stuff.. They think it's the new strain... Daughter tried to get Hydroxy and Doctor said no...

They weren't vaccinated

Posted by: It's me donna at May 14, 2021 12:14 PM (Zmnko)

437 And I have no doubt the idiots in congress only voted for Trump's policies and noms because they had no choice.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2021 12:14 PM (4fSQf)

438 But if you vote...just a little harder....

And donate! And volunteer! It will be different this time!

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 12:14 PM (KZzsI)

439 The US Coast Guard said Friday that transit on the Mississippi River waterway under Interstate 40 bridge in Memphis has reopened after a crack forced the closure of the vital highway bridge.

What do they have against Tennessee? The Nashville bombing, cutting Memphis off from the highways and the Mississippi, and then cutting off Nashville from Colonial Pipelines.

Posted by: t-bird at May 14, 2021 12:14 PM (WtXZN)

440 Daughter tried to get Hydroxy and Doctor said no...

They weren't vaccinated
Posted by: It's me donna at May 14, 2021 12:14 PM (Zmnko)


Take off all masks and spit in the Doctor's face.

"WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO TAKE FOR IT ASSHOLE!!!????"

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 12:15 PM (Zz0t1)

441 Ted for Edward is infuriating.
Posted by: Emmett Milbarge at May 14, 2021 12:13 PM (VbI7r)

Ted "Theodore" Logan
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 12:14 PM (Zz0t1)
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Yes, but it's also sometimes Ed for Theodore.

Posted by: Axeman at May 14, 2021 12:15 PM (cI7Oj)

442 The GOP is like a tree rat on a bird feeder. Don't get your hopes too high.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at May 14, 2021 12:15 PM (2goRJ)

443 My Daughter and her Family all have it... Husband
got it from a co-worker... Pretty nasty stuff.. They think it's the new
strain... Daughter tried to get Hydroxy and Doctor said no...



They weren't vaccinated

Posted by: It's me donna at May 14, 2021 12:14 PM (Zmnko)


My son texted me this morning. He has it. Again. 2nd time.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 14, 2021 12:15 PM (45fpk)

444
What do they have against Tennessee? The Nashville bombing, cutting Memphis off from the highways and the Mississippi, and then cutting off Nashville from Colonial Pipelines.
Posted by: t-bird at May 14, 2021 12:14 PM (WtXZN


New Country music sucks?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2021 12:16 PM (4fSQf)

445 Ted for Edward is infuriating.

-
Just say Drunken Woman Killer.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 14, 2021 12:16 PM (VVEnO)

446
New Country music sucks?
Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2021 12:16 PM (4fSQf)


This has merit.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 12:16 PM (Zz0t1)

447 she has the one trait that is absolutely necessary in a leader -- the balls to tell the Ruling Class Establishment to go fuck itself blind.

Mark my words, this statement will be written across the entrances to halls of learning. ...if I'm made dictator.

Posted by: t-bird at May 14, 2021 12:17 PM (Gjku9)

448 We're walking on sunshine, Ohhh-ohhhh, and don't it feel GOOD!!

Posted by: Jak Sucio at May 14, 2021 12:17 PM (jvt6t)

449 It's me donna, they can link up with doctors who prescribe hydroxychloroquine at America's Frontline Doctors.

Posted by: callsign claymore at May 14, 2021 12:17 PM (ZNqzz)

450 Plenty of assholes have limbs. See Barack Obama for proof.

Posted by: bonhomme at May 14, 2021 12:14 PM (YYlyE)

Kids, never put five pound weights on your asshole.

Posted by: Grudge Harbor at May 14, 2021 12:17 PM (uhPTO)

451 How far down does the House org chart go ? Do they have a "five" ? A "twenty" ? Why not just rank everybody ?

Posted by: Silver Bullet at May 14, 2021 12:17 PM (koG+n)

452 Yes, but it's also sometimes Ed for Theodore.

-
The nickname for Theodore is Beaver.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 14, 2021 12:17 PM (VVEnO)

453 450 It's me donna, they can link up with doctors who prescribe hydroxychloroquine at America's Frontline Doctors.

Probably too late now, it's been a week

Posted by: It's me donna at May 14, 2021 12:17 PM (Zmnko)

454 If I were PM, I'd say no Truce, NO let up till Gaza is completely demilitarized and NO international monitors, only Israeli Monitors and enforcement. Don't like them terms, then die

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 14, 2021 12:18 PM (GPwVZ)

455 "To be fair, I've never denied the charge.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 12:07 PM (LvTSG)"
Yeah, but you wrote a great book and are actually a productive member of society. You're movie choices~ eh....

Posted by: Marcus T at May 14, 2021 12:18 PM (VpIIl)

456 There are multiple medications that are cheap and readily available around the world that have been shown to be HIGHLY effective against the WuFlu, yet doctors EVERYWHERE are preventing patients from getting the medicine.

Lawsuits should be filed. The industry should be reminded what their oath actually says.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 12:18 PM (Zz0t1)

457
-
The nickname for Theodore is Beaver.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 14, 2021 12:17 PM (VVEnO


Poor Theodore.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2021 12:18 PM (4fSQf)

458 455 exactly

Posted by: CN at May 14, 2021 12:18 PM (ONvIw)

459 392 Guy, as you probably know, once upon a time there was another deep state. Growing up in the Youngstown/Warren area it was very true there were people you could call for help, and sometimes (most times) help would arrive. Once upon a time a poor beverage store owner was shot during a robbery,robber killed the old guy. Perp was caught, sentenced, and had a horrible stair falling accident in Columbus. Obligato.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin at May 14, 2021 12:18 PM (I58tH)

460 Rocco Petrone was launch director at the Cape or somesuch during Apollo missions. He looked like a guy "don't fv$k with me". And Jack King providing commentary. As it should be.

No guys in dresses in those days, that's fo sho.

Posted by: Common Tater at May 14, 2021 12:18 PM (O/Ao+)

461 The GOP is like a tree rat on a bird feeder. Don't get your hopes too high.

Yup. I don't recall any efforts to stop Kancel Kulture and have yet to hear any voices in opposition even after silencing PDT.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at May 14, 2021 12:18 PM (HaL55)

462 Why not just rank everybody ?

They probably do, like some big ESPN list. 175th greatest shortstop in MLB history!

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 12:19 PM (KZzsI)

463 Daughter tried to get Hydroxy and Doctor said no...

Did you follow the Ivermectin discussions two days ago? Easy to get.

Posted by: t-bird at May 14, 2021 12:19 PM (fFtVH)

464 The nickname for Theodore is Beaver.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 14, 2021 12:17 PM (VVEnO)

Why, Mrs. Cleaver, don't your heels and pearls look exceptional today.

Edward Haskel

Posted by: Jak Sucio at May 14, 2021 12:19 PM (jvt6t)

465 There are multiple medications that are cheap and readily available
around the world that have been shown to be HIGHLY effective against the
WuFlu, yet doctors EVERYWHERE are preventing patients from getting the
medicine.


Go to Petco.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 14, 2021 12:19 PM (45fpk)

466 456 Yeah, but you wrote a great book and are actually a productive member of society. You're movie choices~ eh....

Posted by: Marcus T at May 14, 2021 12:18 PM (VpIIl)

==========

*considers mentioning Prometheus*

*thinks better of mentioning Prometheus and does not mention Prometheus*

*does own part in keeping this thread Prometheus free*

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 12:19 PM (LvTSG)

467 My son texted me this morning. He has it. Again. 2nd time.
Posted by: grammie winger at May 14, 2021 12:15 PM (45fpk)

Sorry grammie. Does he have a mild or nasty case?

Posted by: Bete at May 14, 2021 12:19 PM (Ojki1)

468 "Posted by: bonhomme at May 14, 2021 12:10 PM (YYlyE)
"

Someone once told me in order to be honest every once and a while we need to beat each other. I live by those words.

Posted by: Marcus T at May 14, 2021 12:20 PM (VpIIl)

469 If I were PM, I'd say no Truce

I think I'd say, this *is* the truce.

Posted by: t-bird at May 14, 2021 12:20 PM (fFtVH)

470 Kids, never put five pound weights on your asshole.

"Or sun. Never put too much sun on it either"
--Josh Brolin

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 12:20 PM (KZzsI)

471 Ivermectin cures CV19, and is available over the counter.

America's Frontline Doctors and blogger Ann Barnhardt have more info.

Posted by: callsign claymore at May 14, 2021 12:20 PM (ZNqzz)

472 my 21 year old just tested positive with the Covid crud.

My wife was supposed to be in CA next week to help my MIL with radiation treatment...dang dang dang. Daughter 2 had prom tonight...

womp womp

Posted by: TexasDan at May 14, 2021 12:20 PM (ohOLP)

473 "*considers mentioning Prometheus*



*thinks better of mentioning Prometheus and does not mention Prometheus*



*does own part in keeping this thread Prometheus free*

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 12:19 PM (LvTSG)"
You do realize you're about to blow up this thread, again,- right?

Posted by: Marcus T at May 14, 2021 12:20 PM (VpIIl)

474 nood


fauxi

Posted by: banana Dream at May 14, 2021 12:21 PM (Fq1gB)

475 While Israel has not agreed to any truce, and they should not, it appears that the scale of missile launches and the types have decreased as has Israeli retaliation. It is still early in the evening, and things could change.

Posted by: Never Give Up


@IDF said last night that at least 300 of the 1750 rockets launched against Israel have misfired and either blown up on their launchers or hit Gaza instead of Israel.

Which means that a large share of Pali civvie casualties are most likely of the "own goal" variety.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 14, 2021 12:21 PM (Atzlh)

476 My son texted me this morning. He has it. Again. 2nd time.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 14, 2021 12:15 PM (45fpk)

Sorry, grammar. How much time between cases?

Posted by: Grudge Harbor at May 14, 2021 12:21 PM (uhPTO)

477 HCQ and Ivermectin have to be done early, if you're a ways along the infection then it doesn't help, as I understand it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 12:21 PM (KZzsI)

478 The only hill the GOPe will die on is restriction of campaign cash.

--

What they should know is that the party is really on life support. I'm of the mind that they really are that out of touch with the anger that's out here. Anger at them directly for not doing anything. Anger at them for continuing the footsy-playing, the go along to get along, the Biden confirmations, the very tepid defense of anything Trump, the complete silence on the Democrats' use of gov't agencies to target their political enemies, as well as their silence on big tech censorship. There's just too much to name. But I really don't know how much they understand just how despised they are...and even if they care enough to turn their ship around. We'll see.

Posted by: Lady in Black at May 14, 2021 12:21 PM (O+I8R)

479 We're about to take care of the GOP ourselves......

Posted by: Satan's Taint Party at May 14, 2021 12:21 PM (jvt6t)

480 Sorry grammie. Does he have a mild or nasty case?

Posted by: Bete at May 14, 2021 12:19 PM (Ojki1)


The first time, he only had a sore throat. He texted me early this morning saying he had lost his taste and smell and was running a high fever. I told him to go to bed and call me when he woke up. That was 6 hours ago.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 14, 2021 12:22 PM (45fpk)

481 TheJamesMadison, thank you.

Posted by: Alien Covenant at May 14, 2021 12:22 PM (ZNqzz)

482
They probably do, like some big ESPN list. 175th greatest shortstop in MLB history!
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor


** sighs **

"I wish ..."

-- Johnny LeMaster

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 14, 2021 12:22 PM (pNxlR)

483 Emergency use authorization can be given only when effective treatments are not available.

Now you know why HCQ + zinc was basically outlawed. A commonly prescribed, inexpensive anti-malarial drug. Patent ran out long ago.

Posted by: Common Tater at May 14, 2021 12:22 PM (O/Ao+)

484 Saw a pic of Gemini Mission Control. Everybody in the room had the same haircut, shirt, glasses, etc...

Couldn't see their pocket protectors.

Posted by: klaftern at May 14, 2021 12:22 PM (RuIsu)

485 New Country music sucks?
Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2021 12:16 PM (4fSQf)

This has merit.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 12:16 PM (Zz0t1)



Mostly true. There are some current country artists who are still actually "country". A few I like are Jason Aldean (his music -- he's a dickhead), Luke Combs, Cody Jinks, Dierks Bentley. And I liked Morgan Wallen even before he was subject to cancel culture.

Posted by: Doof at May 14, 2021 12:22 PM (C0KHh)

486 Nood masks or vaccines, dummies.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Only 24 total COVID related deaths in the military since 2019 at May 14, 2021 12:22 PM (wCgji)

487 There was an ambiguous IDF tweet not long before the air operation. About operating "in" Gaza. Now normally you'd expect that Hamas et al (there are other outfits involved here) would have extensive observation capabilities, and be able to easily determine if IDF ground forces were entering in the north and east - so they couldn't be spoofed this way into heading to their "Metro" (underground tunnels and facilities). But then as Rabin once said to a small group when asked why Israel's military history was so stellar - "first, you must consider our enemies".
Posted by: rhomboid at May 14, 2021 12:09 PM (OTzUX)


Rhom, do you think Israel is going to do anything decisive now or is this just another pointless fient?

Posted by: TC at May 14, 2021 12:23 PM (PQKGQ)

488 How much time between cases?



Posted by: Grudge Harbor at May 14, 2021 12:21 PM (uhPTO)


First time was in October. He spent the weekend at a wedding with people from Dubai, some of whom tested positive upon return flight. I think this might be a different strain.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 14, 2021 12:23 PM (45fpk)

489 Weren't you a little hard on the Teddy last night, Ward??

Posted by: june cleaver at May 14, 2021 12:24 PM (UHVv4)

490 Only Ivermectin I see online is the one that has a horse pic on package.

Posted by: runner at May 14, 2021 12:24 PM (V13WU)

491 Posted by: bonhomme at May 14, 2021 11:47 AM (YYlyE)

Thanks for the info!

Posted by: MAC SOG'''' at May 14, 2021 12:24 PM (P4Pk9)

492 Guy, as you probably know, once upon a time there was another deep state. Growing up in the Youngstown/Warren area it was very true there were people you could call for help, and sometimes (most times) help would arrive.

--

Am I wrong about the rumors I always heard about Youngstown and the...uh, Sicilian-type boys in the area?

Posted by: Lady in Black at May 14, 2021 12:26 PM (O+I8R)

493 the total COVID-19 death rate + increase in mortality due to needed health care being delayed + increase in mortality due to increases in mental health disorders = About 1.1 Million deaths.

Not the 550k listed China Flu deaths.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 14, 2021 12:26 PM (yrol0)

494 Honestly, some of you are tiresome, boorish or trolls.
===
Some?
Lighten up
Posted by: Sgt. Hulka
===========
To be fair, I've never denied the charge.
==
I mean, it covers about 70% of us: Tiresome, boorish OR trolls.

Now that I think about it, maybe more.
Wonder why it finally bothered him after all this time?

Posted by: Sgt. Hulka at May 14, 2021 12:26 PM (0aodL)

495 The GOP is sitting on their ass or actively enabling the New Cultural Revolution which is going to end in torture famine and death but someone is worried because I said bad things about Elise Stefanik. Honestly fuck Elise Stefanik and her GOPe loving Hearing Grandstanding ass.

And the rest of the GOP who hate you and want you dead, but will take time out of their day to play act as if they still give a fuck if the commies skin you with a cheese grater. How about that?

Posted by: ... at May 14, 2021 12:27 PM (VQQAx)

496 This is what people need to think about good and hard for all the future elections leading up to the next presidential election. There are some moderate/liberalists that will do the party some good. It's time to GUT the GOP. (I think that's going to be my new t-shirt motto) Plus, it's time to get rid of the name-Grand Old Party. It's from the fvckin' civil war for crying out loud.

Posted by: sidney at May 14, 2021 12:27 PM (+fjIe)

497
63 Paul Ryan had a 91 ACU rating. Look where that got us.

Posted by: Colorado Alex

97 votes for very conservative measures that didn't pass, and three votes for progressive shit that did.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn DA at May 14, 2021 12:29 PM (kfcYC)

498 Only Ivermectin I see online is the one that has a horse pic on package.
Posted by: runner
==
its on amazon

heads up - you do NOT want the kind that is for surface application. That is dissolved in like oil, so it sticks and stays on. The oil is not meant to be ingested ever. You can use the apple flavored paste. Or you can use the injectable form not by injecting - you drink it. One cc or one ml they are the same think, per 110 pounds. So if you are 220 you get 2ml.

Posted by: don't drink the stuff dissolved in diesel oil at May 14, 2021 12:33 PM (A/GA4)

499 If you're interested in the source of some of those nicknames the history of English podcast is episode 117 and it starts about 43 minutes in. 46minutes is when he gets into the details.

https://tinyurl.com/47kb975m

Posted by: Buzzion at May 14, 2021 12:34 PM (G2zl5)

500 Roy is my rep. He is a "good" conservative in principle, but he showed his soft white belly when it counted. Had every ostensibly conservative rep and senator raised bloody hell when this obvious coup occurred we might have had a chance. Now with their consent, if not their active participation, we who know and are willing state the this election was a fraud are being actively, de-platformed and made pariahs.

That is why I will support a primary challenge against Chip Roy, "good " conservative.

Posted by: Alamo at May 14, 2021 12:39 PM (kwSw6)

501 Ivermectin sounds like a hockey player.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 14, 2021 12:40 PM (kZP0s)

502 1) See Conservative Tree House for their coverage of Stefanik. She unearthed major IC shenanigans early in Trump's term.2) Stefanik was the power behind the recruitment of the GOP class of 2020. They won 21 of 21.3) Stefanik ran a PAC dedicated to financially supporting new GOP congressional candidates.
4) Stefanik's district is the home of the 10th Mountain Division. She knows something about the military.

Posted by: Viator at May 14, 2021 12:56 PM (n5R4w)

503 Stefanik is young, connects very well with voters and enthusiastically supports Republican candidates, as she has since first being elected to Congress. She will be a big plus for the Republican Party. Donald Trump's support for her is clearly based on these facts.

Posted by: Roland F Hirsch at May 14, 2021 01:04 PM (oMkPq)

504 As significant a factor as any is the idea that the vast majority of Republicans and center/right voters won't tolerate a piggish eternal foreign war facilitator that votes to impeach the president of her own party based on bogus partisan nonsense.

Let Liz the Leper enjoy her guest slots on MSDNC and XiNN if they still decide she's worth it. I'm perfectly good with the Democrat base and their appendages being linked to someone they called a war criminal not so long ago.

Posted by: Wonkish Rogue at May 14, 2021 01:30 PM (BRpqW)

505 "I rate this as glass half full."

We replace an enemy with a friend. It's a clear win.

Posted by: NCC at May 14, 2021 01:31 PM (PycON)

506 When it came nut cutting time --ie who would support the FNM false 1/6 putsch inspired by Trump BS--Stefanik had nuts. Roy did not. Fcuk Roy et al.

Posted by: Voter theater. at May 14, 2021 01:47 PM (xXx5y)

The Morning Rant - Misanthropic Edition

MisanHumrant (1).jpg

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Is there something in the water or the air? Is the moon aligned in poor angles? My week of interacting with the "Customer Service Industry" is today's rant.

***

On Monday I went to a HVAC shop looking for a particular item. The window claims that they have a showroom and parts. So I thought, I will go in there and see if they have the part I'm looking for. I was greeted by a crabby woman demanding, "What do you want?"

My response was "I'm looking for 1/2" hose with a male and female ends. Length isn't a problem." She left for the back of the building and came back with a hose with a 3/8" and 1/2" ends.

"Excuse me, this isn't what I need." I stated respectfully.

"Well, that's all we have." with a huff she exclaimed.

"Can the plumber make me up one?", I asked politely.

I received a snotty, "No." And he's not here anyway. Go to the local hardware store", she sneered.

I muttered under my breath that was the fucking reason I was here because the hardware store didn't have what I needed. It's OK they didn't have the part, but I'm not sorry for getting her off her fat ass to assist me.

I know the plumber; next time I see him I'm going to mention my experience with "Jane". I've spent a shit ton of money with his firm starting in 2018 when we put up our new house.


So you're saying no big deal Mis. Hum. This now brings me to my next wondrous retail experience.

Wednesday the Fabulous Mrs. Mis. Hum and I went on our every other week date of grocery shopping. It was so pleasant I sent the following to the Supermarket HQ:


Dear (Grocery Store name withheld):
If your company were ever to produce a film entitled "This Is Not How To Provide Customer Service" our experience at your (Location withheld for Rant) store would have been a feature film.

First of all we arrived to find our future check out clerk "Jane" brushing her hair while standing behind her cash register. That was not very appealing to say the least. It is also quite unprofessional. Subsequently, my wife and I proceeded to fill our grocery cart with approximately $225 worth of food. I think we spend approximately $6,000 a year at your store.

We probably should have gone to a different line, but the line we chose was the shortest one. Guess who was working there? If you said "Jane", you are correct. When we arrived at the check-out lane which "Jane" was working at she was waiting on another customer. Her conversation with the customer in front of us was quite audible. She was loud enough that we heard her say, "I miss working at Walmart." Oh boy I thought, nothing like a disgruntled employee. I'm not sure what ever happened to satisfactory customer service and just keeping your mouth shut if you don't have anything positive to say.

The proverbial frosting on the cake was when she threw our two boxes of cereal, two loaves of bread and a bag of Baked Lays. Cereal and chips break enough during regular shipping and handling without help from the check out employee. Even the bagger said something to her about the bread toss. My wife was not happy and told her she would appreciate it if she wouldn't throw our food. Your employee's response: "It's been a busy day, I was in a hurry." No apology. And I'm sure if there would have been one it would have been half-hearted with excuses as to her behavior.

If this was my first experience at your store, I doubt if I would ever return. When we travel about the same to get to (Competitor Store A) or (Competitor Store B) or Your Store it makes one think about checking out the competition. As it is, we will stand in line somewhere else rather than be waited on by this employee.

I will provide you the following information so you know I'm not making up some story. Our receipt states the following:
(Deleted for rant)

Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,
Mis. Hum.
Address
Phone Number
Email Address


Over 24 hours have passed since I emailed this. Have I been contacted? ***SNORT*** This retail chain is now part of the Rant on the world wide web. So the answer is no.

And no, don't ask me how my switch from one cellular provider to another went Thursday. Judas Friggin' Priest.


Is it too much to expect to be treated competently, respectfully and courteously? I'm afraid it is. If we can't or don't expect the people we deal with on a regular basis to have any of these qualities, how can we expect the elected officials in our state houses and Washington, D.C. to be any better? We don't and we continue our slide away from American Exceptionalism.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 11:11 AM




Comments

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1 First.

Posted by: TexasDan at May 14, 2021 10:12 AM (ohOLP)

2 Been in Customer Service for 28 years. I cut no one an inch of slack. I know what we have to do for our customers.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2021 10:14 AM (OCTRt)

3 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 10:14 AM (Zz0t1)

4 Strong boomer energy in this post.

Posted by: Jeff at May 14, 2021 10:14 AM (PaQVX)

5 Darn it, stopped to read the content.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at May 14, 2021 10:15 AM (JUOKG)

6 Is it too much to expect to be treated competently, respectfully and courteously?
++++
Yes. Competence is racist, you deserve no respect because you're part of the problem and it doesn't matter anyway because everything's made of monopolies now.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2021 10:15 AM (Jsjd7)

7 Easy answer. We have devolved into a shit species.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 14, 2021 10:15 AM (VwHCD)

8 And no, don't ask me how my switch from one cellular provider to another went Thursday. Judas Friggin' Priest.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 11:11 AM



Guessing you didn't switch to Patriot Mobile...

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 14, 2021 10:15 AM (Ez6QX)

9 Top 10?

Posted by: WarEagle82 at May 14, 2021 10:15 AM (+Kpte)

10 Wow. After last night this is so my topic.

So, my wife finally got fed up with our HP wifi printer (no cable) always reporting "Offline" (even the times that she can manage to print to it), so she sends my son out for another printer and all he can bring home is a HP wifi printer.

Their "Setup Instructions" are large postcards with 3 languages, so they don't have a lot of space to tell you how to do it in English of course.

They tell you to download HP Smart which will "Guide through a step by step process", but it fails on network issues and "Something's wrong" and really doesn't even cover how to insert ink cartridges.

So, I spent a lot of fruitless time chatting with a support rep.

Posted by: Axeman at May 14, 2021 10:16 AM (cI7Oj)

11 minkey

Posted by: m at May 14, 2021 10:16 AM (Y3SPi)

12 Easy answer. We have devolved into a shit species.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 14, 2021 10:15 AM (VwHCD)
++++
That, or our exceptional culture is merely reverting to the mean.

#rayOfSunshine

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2021 10:16 AM (Jsjd7)

13 Who Dis: General Ursus, just prior to his expedition into the Forbidden Zone to hunt down some humans.

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at May 14, 2021 10:16 AM (cwI4U)

14 I received a snotty, "No." And he's not here anyway. Go to the local hardware store", she sneered.

***

And then complains when customers go to the local hardware store.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Only 24 total COVID related deaths in the military since 2019 at May 14, 2021 10:16 AM (wCgji)

15 This is my favorite gorilla

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 14, 2021 10:16 AM (5cd/T)

16 If you were working with a disgruntled employee,

you should have gruntled her.



Yeah, I got nuthin'.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 14, 2021 10:16 AM (dWwl8)

17 Is it too much to expect to be treated competently, respectfully and courteously?
___

Nowadays, yes.

Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 10:17 AM (JVd2L)

18 Who Dis is Hepburn and Tracy. You coulda put a LITTLE effort into it, ya know!

(In fact, caught Adam's Rib the other evening. Great flick.)

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at May 14, 2021 10:17 AM (dfRN6)

19 Damn, I read the rant! Never actually read the rant...

Posted by: lin-duh 27-4 at May 14, 2021 10:17 AM (UUBmN)

20 If you were working with a disgruntled employee,
you should have gruntled her.

Yeah, I got nuthin'.
Posted by: naturalfake at May 14, 2021 10:16 AM (dWwl
++++
I had a coworker once who wore a t-shirt that read, "Gruntled Office Worker."

Management told him not to wear it anymore because "it may send the wrong message."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2021 10:18 AM (Jsjd7)

21 Two things we can't stand: Customers and Service. Otherwise, we're here for you.

Posted by: Customer Service at May 14, 2021 10:18 AM (/2aWP)

22 hiya

Posted by: JT at May 14, 2021 10:18 AM (arJlL)

23 Jane, you ignorant slut.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2021 10:18 AM (4fSQf)

24 Mis Hum, once again you have brilliantly recorded for the ages part of the reason for the decline and fall of the US.

Not being sarcastic.

Posted by: tbodie at May 14, 2021 10:18 AM (bwBxJ)

25 Two things we can't stand: Customers and Service. Otherwise, we're here for you.
Posted by: Customer Service at May 14, 2021 10:18 AM (/2aWP)
++++
This is 100% my experience in Europe. Our stateside customer service ain't what it used to be on average, but we're still leagues ahead of the average experience in Western Europe...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2021 10:19 AM (Jsjd7)

26 As a long time customer service type I whole heartedly apologize for how you were treated.

I've been a manager as well as a rep, and if any of MY workers had even THOUGHT of acting like that, they would have been called on the carpet and if it was repeated they would have been seeking other employment.

Of course, my own experience on the other end of the phone has also sensitized me to how I'm treated as well and, sorry to say, I've been on the receiving end of some garbage CS.

Hang in there, I know there are still plenty of good reps out there. Sorry you had such a crap week.

Posted by: Jerry M. Root at May 14, 2021 10:19 AM (v7XIo)

27 They tell you to download HP Smart which will "Guide through a step by step process", but it fails on network issues and "Something's wrong" and really doesn't even cover how to insert ink cartridges.

So, I spent a lot of fruitless time chatting with a support rep.

*

My favorite part is that support is pretty much exactly like the cashiers at McDonalds who don't know what anything is but only push the pictogram buttons.

As someone who knows a great deal about tech as a hobby, it's incredibly frustrating to have to speak to customer service in Bangladesh and have to spend 45 minutes to eventually get them to do the thing that I told them they needed to do in literally the first 30 seconds of the phone call.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Only 24 total COVID related deaths in the military since 2019 at May 14, 2021 10:19 AM (wCgji)

28 Two things we can't stand: Customers and Service. Otherwise, we're here for you.

***

We're not happy until you're not happy.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Only 24 total COVID related deaths in the military since 2019 at May 14, 2021 10:20 AM (wCgji)

29 I expect I'll get flamed for this, but I'll say it anyway: too many kids have been indulged and cossetted all their lives, never being disciplined or even sternly spoken to.

Parents either will not or cannot control themselves, indulging in some ridiculous endless adolescense, and therefore can't control their kids, who grow up into the shallow, self-centered, entitled pricks who think work is an unneeded and irksome interruption from the easy, blissful life that is their right.

I'm not advocating busting a cap in your kid's ass when they step out of line, but a few swats on the hindquarters would have stopped a lot of this noisome behavior in the bud. IMO and YMMV.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 14, 2021 10:20 AM (2JVJo)

30 Customer service, on a grand scale, like chivalry, is dead.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 10:20 AM (Zz0t1)

31 Good morning, MisHum, good morning, Horde.

Posted by: callsign claymore at May 14, 2021 10:20 AM (ZNqzz)

32 Can we go back to talking about seeing Jordan's boobs?

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 10:21 AM (Zz0t1)

33 We've all been there on the other side of a counter from an employee who should be locked in a mental institution instead of speaking with people. I haven't encountered someone that bad in a bit but I've been shut in the house for a year by order of a governor who should have been locked in a mental institution.

Posted by: WarEagle82 at May 14, 2021 10:21 AM (+Kpte)

34 I expect I'll get flamed for this, but I'll say it anyway: too many kids have been indulged and cossetted all their lives, never being disciplined or even sternly spoken to.

Why would you get flamed for it? I think it's pretty well accepted wisdom on the right that kids are often spoiled by their parents and that is detrimental.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at May 14, 2021 10:21 AM (jOcSX)

35 Is it too much to expect to be treated competently, respectfully and courteously?

Can't you read the sign? You serve us or this whole thing falls apart.

Posted by: Customer Service at May 14, 2021 10:21 AM (WLHrn)

36 Management told him not to wear it anymore because "it may send the wrong message."
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2021 10:18 AM (Jsjd7)

I hope he came in the next day with "dis" added in with a Sharpie.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 14, 2021 10:22 AM (G+C8N)

37 Posted by: Axeman at May 14, 2021 10:16 AM (cI7Oj)

As someone who fondly remembers what HP used to stand for quality wise it pains me to say this, but never, ever, buy anything HP. Final straw for me was dropping a good chunk of change on an 11x17 printer and 13 months later (out of warranty) getting an error code on the display which once I finally could track it down revealed that it means something unfixable has happened and I needed to toss the machine.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at May 14, 2021 10:22 AM (Obdic)

38 The case for robot check out staff. They might not be any better but will have no hair to brush.

Posted by: Big V Caffeinated at May 14, 2021 10:22 AM (6Pqz7)

39 When I went to change phone carriers last summer, the T-Mobile store had a Karen for "manager." That bitch absolutely would not stop harassing me out loud in front of several other customers because I wore my ID10T mask under my nose. I reported her to the company and wrote my useless county councilman.
Yeah, it's going to take a while for the Karens of the world to finally get the message. They will not want to stop ordering everyone around like some Auschwitz guard.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at May 14, 2021 10:22 AM (HaL55)

40 Cell phones and social media have destroyed at least two generations of Americans. No social skills, no learning about delayed gratification, and loss of empathy for fellow humans.

Posted by: Jmel at May 14, 2021 10:22 AM (dJsTl)

41 HP has replaced a lot of their documentation with *link* to their FAQ.

"If it fails to do automatically print a test copy, then here is a link to our support page and here is a link to our FAQ"

Not, "here is a link to the topic 'My printer didn't automatically print a test copy while setting it up''". Just the whole fucking FAQ for you to do fruitless searches through.

Posted by: Axeman at May 14, 2021 10:22 AM (cI7Oj)

42 Can we go back to talking about seeing Jordan's boobs?
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 10:21 AM (Zz0t1)
++++
I have no idea who Jordan is, but here's a pretty redhead by the sea:
https://is.gd/3drvdV

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2021 10:22 AM (Jsjd7)

43 This week I actually had a good customer service experience, Game Stop of all places. Very rare in these modern times.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at May 14, 2021 10:22 AM (DjiZK)

44 Customer service, on a grand scale, like chivalry, is dead.
Hello! I am Bob from, um, New York, and today I will be doing the helping for you. Whatever the needful is, please let me know, and doing it will be my life's goal!
[a little while later]
NO NO NO I AM TELLING YOU THAT CANNOT BE DONE!

Posted by: Singh from Mumbai at May 14, 2021 10:22 AM (DpkTQ)

45 I'd fire Jane, but I'm worried about lawsuits and cancel culture.

So you're stuck with her.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2021 10:22 AM (4fSQf)

46 Best Judas Priest song to lift to is You've Got Another Thing Comin'

Posted by: Broseidon at May 14, 2021 10:22 AM (bPUO8)

47 My latest customer service circus for getting my washing machine repaired involved contacting the manufacturer 3 times, warranty company 6 times, and the appliance store 4 times.

This started 4 weeks ago with a number of promises to get back to me. *spoiler* They didn't. Fast forward to last Tuesday when I spent 5 hours on the phone, mainly on hold, I get a service date to look at the washer.. It's for late May, maybe. Dropping my wife at our daughter's house in a few minutes where she will spend the day washing clothes.

Posted by: Beartooth at May 14, 2021 10:22 AM (q2jCh)

48
The thing is, for the crabby CS worker who has to deal with the drooling retards who make up the consumer public, faking sincerity and pleasantness to provide good CS, even when you don't want to, is actually a really good way to make the day go by quicker, and with less heartache.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 14, 2021 10:23 AM (n+4am)

49 For printer problems you're probably just better off searching online for the model and "problems" and you'll likely get all your possible problems and the solution to them.

Posted by: Buzzion at May 14, 2021 10:23 AM (G2zl5)

50 No reason to withhold the name of the company. Bad reviews are part of efficient competition.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at May 14, 2021 10:23 AM (z5Vrg)

51 There's a reason, starting in my late 20s, I ordered as much as I could by catalog and then switched to the internet when it became a thing in the 2000s. I try now not to order anything from Amazon if there is an alternative, but it is interesting that Amazon customer service is outstanding. If I want to stand in line and be insulted I can go to the DMV.

Posted by: MaureenTheTemp at May 14, 2021 10:23 AM (GZ/yK)

52 ++++
I have no idea who Jordan is, but here's a pretty redhead by the sea:
https://is.gd/3drvdV
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2021 10:22 AM (Jsjd7)



Jordan61, the Bacon Wench.

But that's a valiant effort.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 10:23 AM (Zz0t1)

53 I have no idea who Jordan is, but here's a pretty redhead by the sea:
Anyone else have a hankering for cake by the ocean now?

Posted by: Obligatory at May 14, 2021 10:23 AM (DpkTQ)

54 The proverbial frosting on the cake was when she threw our two boxes of cereal, two loaves of bread and a bag of Baked Lays. Cereal and chips break enough during regular shipping and handling without help from the check out employee. Even the bagger said something to her about the bread toss. My wife was not happy and told her she would appreciate it if she wouldn't throw our food. Your employee's response: "It's been a busy day, I was in a hurry."


So Jane, you ignorant slut, how much time was saved throwing my food?

Posted by: Tami at May 14, 2021 10:23 AM (cF8AT)

55 I'm not advocating busting a cap in your kid's ass when they step out of line, but a few swats on the hindquarters would have stopped a lot of this noisome behavior in the bud. IMO and YMMV.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 14, 2021 10:20 AM (2JVJo)

How about just simply instilling the value of going to work to, you know, work.

I have two kids under the age of 4. My main goal in life is to raise them to be respectable adults (and little league champions).

The problem for most parents is that they aren't respectable adults. How can they instill that which they do not embody?

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at May 14, 2021 10:23 AM (KbCG3)

56 Can we go back to talking about seeing Jordan's boobs?
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt

OKAY !

Posted by: JT at May 14, 2021 10:23 AM (arJlL)

57 I don't expect much of the hired help usually, but at times they can be very helpful. I had an old (experienced builder?) guy at Home Depot look at my (novice) plumbing plans and basically, he briefly redrew them for me in a much cleaner/standard way. I sought him out another time when looking for what I needed to install the pitless adapter. ... But many younger workers know very little.

Posted by: illiniwek at May 14, 2021 10:23 AM (Cus5s)

58
The best customer service scam is to direct all inquiries to a call in line and then provide absolutely no route to answer a customer's inquiry or allow said customer to speak to a live human being.

I'm talking about you, Delaware EZpass!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 14, 2021 10:23 AM (pNxlR)

59 My perfect air-conditioner maintenance people called me last week to schedule my annual maintenance. I said, I can't do that right now; I'll call back next week. And the girl said, "Thank you! We look forward to hearing from you." I just now called back; got a guy; he asked what weekday I'd like; I said "Monday." He said, well, this Monday we could call you between 8 and 9 in the morning and schedule an appointment for later that day; will that be o.k.?

They're perfect.

Sorry, MisHum.

Posted by: m at May 14, 2021 10:24 AM (Y3SPi)

60 I had a coworker once who wore a t-shirt that read, "Gruntled Office Worker."

Management told him not to wear it anymore because "it may send the wrong message."
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2021 10:18 AM (Jsjd7)
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Looks like that grunt got shit on.

Posted by: Axeman at May 14, 2021 10:24 AM (cI7Oj)

61 Customer service is still usually decent at Chik-fil-a...I know, I know but they are franchises and the franchise owners aren't all into the virtue signaling. Here there are 2 that are members of evangelical churches.

Posted by: lin-duh 27-4 at May 14, 2021 10:24 AM (UUBmN)

62 I have no idea who Jordan is, but here's a pretty redhead by the sea:
https://is.gd/3drvdV


Buoyant and fluorescent. Very seaworthy.

Posted by: t-bird at May 14, 2021 10:24 AM (WLHrn)

63 Matt Negrin, HOST OF HARDBALL AT 7PM ON MSNBC
@MattNegrin
Replying to @MattNegrin
Kevin McCarthy, Steve Scalise and Elise Stefanik tried to murder Democrats on Jan. 6 to stop the process of certifying the election. They convinced the media not to talk about this but instead frame their treason as "showing loyalty to Trump." The bookers are already calling her

-
There's a new Tingles but they're still living up to MSNBC standards.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 14, 2021 10:24 AM (VVEnO)

64 "Endless adolescence"? Yes, that's exactly the parenting that causes endless spoiled infancy. People who are "friends" to the kids instead of parents. The ones who always take the path of least resistance with behavior, meals, everything.

Posted by: CN at May 14, 2021 10:24 AM (ONvIw)

65 So Jane, you ignorant slut, how much time was saved throwing my food?
Posted by: Tami at May 14, 2021 10:23 AM (cF8AT)

Definitively the correct response

Posted by: Broseidon at May 14, 2021 10:24 AM (bPUO8)

66 I worked retail for T-Mobile for a while.

My weirdest story was when some lady had a major problem, I couldn't solve it to her satisfaction, I told her that there was nothing else I could do, and she ended up just standing there for half an hour not saying anything.

She was pissed, so I was afraid of saying anything. After that half hour, I finally said, "Is there anything else I can do for you?"

"You mean you're not on the phone with customer service?"

*looks over at hung up phone*

"No, ma'am."

*she leaves in a huff*

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 10:24 AM (LvTSG)

67 I'm sick of the covid excuse for everything. Unless covid fucked up your left ear and right index finger your lazy retarded ass should still be able to answer customer phone calls

Posted by: nckate at May 14, 2021 10:25 AM (5NDrl)

68 Kevin McCarthy, Steve Scalise and Elise Stefanik tried to murder Democrats on Jan. 6
Based on the Democrat's standard of reciprocity in war in regards to Israel, Scalise has a freebie right now to use whenever he wants right?

Posted by: Obligatory at May 14, 2021 10:25 AM (DpkTQ)

69 One thing I always will do is ask to speak to management after a good phone encounter in order to praise the employee.

Just because I love the story and knowing how a couple of minutes of your time can change someone's life dramatically, good or bad: I wrote a short letter to management regarding a sweet old lady who works at a local chain restaurant and who always has such a great attitude and work ethic, and she came around the counter to give me and my daughter a hug last time we were in there because she said her manager got her a raise the day after he received it.

When people do a good job, let their bosses know.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Only 24 total COVID related deaths in the military since 2019 at May 14, 2021 10:25 AM (wCgji)

70 RE: HP offline, there is a somewhat easy fix for it that has worked for me.

Turn on printer. Go to settings/devices/ printer. Open specific printer. From the drop down menu, click printer. There is a heading that says "use printer offline." If it is checked, uncheck it. That might fix it.

My printer used to do that a lot.

Also... don't call support. Just look online for the answer. It will keep your blood pressure down.

Posted by: shibumi at May 14, 2021 10:25 AM (Z/QB3)

71 21 Two things we can't stand: Customers and Service. Otherwise, we're here for you.
Posted by: Customer Service at May 14, 2021 10:18 AM (/2aWP)

Ha!

Posted by: m at May 14, 2021 10:26 AM (Y3SPi)

72 8 And no, don't ask me how my switch from one cellular provider to another went Thursday. Judas Friggin' Priest.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 11:11 AM


Guessing you didn't switch to Patriot Mobile...
Posted by: Jordan61 at May 14, 2021 10:15 AM (Ez6QX)


Guessed correctly.
I need a certain carrier for service here in the "sticks"

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 14, 2021 10:26 AM (aA3+G)

73 I'm surprised that "Jane" wasn't seen furiously typing out text messages on her phone, at some point.

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at May 14, 2021 10:26 AM (cwI4U)

74 Fortunately, The ONT commentariat still worships their CoB, and brooks no disrespect to same, unlike occasionally happens to that Food Thread CoB.

The ONT. Perhaps the last island of sanity on Earth.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 14, 2021 10:26 AM (DMUuz)

75 I have no idea who Jordan is, but here's a pretty redhead by the sea:
https://is.gd/3drvdV
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2021 10:22 AM (Jsjd7)


1. You, sir, are a great American.
2. I could eat that with a spoon.
3. Bunk.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 14, 2021 10:26 AM (2JVJo)

76 Matt Negrin, HOST OF HARDBALL AT 7PM ON MSNBC
@MattNegrin
Replying to @MattNegrin
Kevin McCarthy, Steve Scalise and Elise Stefanik tried to murder Democrats on Jan. 6 to stop the process of certifying the election. They convinced the media not to talk about this but instead frame their treason as "showing loyalty to Trump." The bookers are already calling her

-
There's a new Tingles but they're still living up to MSNBC standards.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 14, 2021 10:24 AM (VVEnO)



I'm sorry, what?!

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 14, 2021 10:26 AM (Ez6QX)

77 I agree @29. Too many people have been told they are special snowflakes and they're only at this lousy burger job until their rap-metal mixtape takes off.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 14, 2021 10:27 AM (E+OcO)

78 The govt is paying the equivalent of $20-30 an hour to stay home. Companies are desperate for anyone to work no matter how incompetent. Welcome to America 2.0

Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 14, 2021 10:27 AM (Nh7jF)

79 You can always count on Mis Hum when the chips are down!

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at May 14, 2021 10:27 AM (lSZIs)

80 Customer service, on a grand scale, like chivalry, is dead.

Yep. I almost universally run into an "I don't give a f*ck" attitude. It definitely is indicative of where we are at right now. It's mind-blowing witnessing real-time societal collapse.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at May 14, 2021 10:27 AM (W4eKo)

81 When people do a good job, let their bosses know.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Only 24 total COVID related deaths in the military since 2019 at May 14, 2021 10:25 AM (wCgji)
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+1. I do this, more in meatspace than on the phone (since, perversely, a lot of call center systems count a supervisor request as an escalation *and* it adds to total call time, making an "I'm happy and you're great and I want to tell your boss" count *against* the agent according to the automatic performance measures).

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2021 10:27 AM (Jsjd7)

82 28 Two things we can't stand: Customers and Service. Otherwise, we're here for you.

***

We're not happy until you're not happy.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Only 24 total COVID related deaths in the military since 2019 at May 14, 2021 10:20 AM (wCgji)

LOL

Posted by: m at May 14, 2021 10:27 AM (Y3SPi)

83 etting an error code on the display which once I finally could track it down revealed that it means something unfixable has happened and I needed to toss the machine.

*

I commend them for their honesty at least.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Only 24 total COVID related deaths in the military since 2019 at May 14, 2021 10:27 AM (wCgji)

84 My favorite part is that support is pretty much exactly like the cashiers at McDonalds who don't know what anything is but only push the pictogram buttons.


Posted by: Moron Robbie - Only 24 total COVID related deaths in the military since 2019 at May 14, 2021 10:19 AM (wCgji)
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Oh, totally, and after failing--or long delays--to answer pretty simple questions I directly asked her, I ended up fixing my own problem.

I spotted a piece of packing cardboard that old HP instructions would have told me to remove as part of the setup process, and removed it--after manually moving the cartridge carriage (which is not something I've ever been instructed to do on another printer).

Posted by: Axeman at May 14, 2021 10:28 AM (cI7Oj)

85 57 I don't expect much of the hired help usually, but at times they can be very helpful. I had an old (experienced builder?) guy at Home Depot look at my (novice) plumbing plans and basically, he briefly redrew them for me in a much cleaner/standard way. I sought him out another time when looking for what I needed to install the pitless adapter. ... But many younger workers know very little.
Posted by: illiniwek at May 14, 2021 10:23 AM (Cus5s)

In general there's not much of a pathway for people to have developed moderate levels of expertise in various jobs and end up working in places like Home Depot these days. If a person has skilled labor training, well those jobs pay very well, they're not going to end up in Home Depot. A lower level of skill isn't something you'd learn at high school, it's pretty all or nothing specialization through colleges or trade schools.

So in summary, why would you expect a Home Depot worker to know anything? They won't have any training related to carpentry, plumbing, etc. The job requirement is literally a HS Diploma or GED.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at May 14, 2021 10:28 AM (z5Vrg)

86 Number of Democrats killed on Jan 6 = 0
Number of Democrats injured on Jan 6 = 0
Number of people with a weapon trying to get to a Democrat on Jan 6 = 0
Number of people demanding a free and fair election on Jan 6 = 1M or so.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2021 10:28 AM (DpkTQ)

87 The problem for most parents is that they aren't respectable adults. How can they instill that which they do not embody?
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at May 14, 2021 10:23 AM (KbCG3)


Thank you. That is the point I wanted to make.

**doffs hat**

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 14, 2021 10:28 AM (2JVJo)

88 In the immortal words of Pete from Slow Roosevelt, It's hard to be nice to stupid people.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 10:28 AM (Zz0t1)

89 Off topic, but maybe sort of on topic.

I read this morning that there is some kind of crack in a steel beam on the I-40 bridge across the Mississippi at Memphis.
Vehicle traffic is closed until repair, and probably even worse, barge traffic has been halted because the bridge might fall on a barge. According to what I read, approx 800 barges are now backed up (north and south) on the Mississsippi.
A picture shot of the crack is something that internet experts claim could be welded, braced, repaired in short order.
As this will be a union job with prevailing wages, the bridge might be closed for months, with barge traffic shut on the river.
So expect more things to be screwed up because of this.
This is Biden's America. You're welcome.
And back on topic, I had a wonderful experience at Menard's yesterday, as the checkout clerk had to have an extended conversation with the women in front of me, while I waited to pay for my stuff.
Yeah, it went on and on.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....Outlaw in America at May 14, 2021 10:28 AM (vcOmj)

90 We're not happy until you're not happy.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Only 24 total COVID related deaths in the military since 2019 at May 14, 2021 10:20 AM (wCgji)
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...Or you hang up and stop bothering us!

Posted by: Customer Serving at May 14, 2021 10:29 AM (cI7Oj)

91 Number of Democrats killed on Jan 6 = 0
Number of Democrats injured on Jan 6 = 0
Number of people with a weapon trying to get to a Democrat on Jan 6 = 0
Number of people demanding a free and fair election on Jan 6 = 1M or so.
Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2021 10:28 AM (DpkTQ)



Number of conservatives killed by Democrats on Jan 6 = 1

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 10:29 AM (Zz0t1)

92 Yeah well, I spent time with a customer last week that bitched me out because I said I would call her and didn't. I hadn't talked to her. She'd talked to a Sales person and just assumed we were the same person. Same customer hung up on me and another rep, while we were trying to resolve some issues. There are a lot of rude customers out there too. The amount of things customers expect me to support is insane as are the types of services we have to deal with. I've taken to apologizing to customers when dealing with Mac mail because I don't want them to think I'm frustrated with them. I'm frustrated with Apple's incredibly crappy mail program.

What I see is that pretty much everyone is crankier than usual. I'm sure the never ending pandemic has nothing to do with it.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at May 14, 2021 10:29 AM (5HBd1)

93 So, what happened to the gasoline crisis? I can;t find a single news report today.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 14, 2021 10:30 AM (sd8p8)

94 Kevin McCarthy, Steve Scalise and Elise Stefanik tried to murder Democrats on Jan. 6....

Unfortunately we award no points for merely trying. Do better next time.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at May 14, 2021 10:30 AM (Obdic)

95 Number of Democrats killed on Jan 6 = 0
Number of Democrats injured on Jan 6 = 0
Number of people with a weapon trying to get to a Democrat on Jan 6 = 0
Number of people demanding a free and fair election on Jan 6 = 1M or so.
Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2021 10:28 AM (DpkTQ)
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= Insurrection!

Posted by: DNC at May 14, 2021 10:30 AM (cI7Oj)

96 The brilliant minds in DC have decided the US Army has become superfluous to today's warfighting capabilities. Congress is proposing cutting US Army end strength down to 390k. The 'savings' would be given to the USAF, Marines, and Navy. The Army needs a 'clue', you see.

https://tinyurl.com/ue8npmjy

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert (Gringo fuertemente armado - Tempus belli) at May 14, 2021 10:30 AM (N3El/)

97 Good example of how NOT to word a complaint letter.

Keep it short and to the point.

Posted by: At No Time Was John Weaver In The Physical Presence Of gp at May 14, 2021 10:30 AM (qpX6U)

98 In the immortal words of Pete from Slow Roosevelt, It's hard to be nice to stupid people.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 10:28 AM (Zz0t1)

I'm pretty stupid but I find that people are generally nice to me.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at May 14, 2021 10:30 AM (cSyAR)

99 I don't expect much of the hired help usually, but at times they can be very helpful. I had an old (experienced builder?) guy at Home Depot look at my (novice) plumbing plans and basically, he briefly redrew them for me in a much cleaner/standard way. I sought him out another time when looking for what I needed to install the pitless adapter. ... But many younger workers know very little.
Posted by: illiniwek at May 14, 2021 10:23 AM (Cus5s)

***

What made Lowes and - I assume - Home Depot big national brands was that they used to have at least one by-golly plumber, electrician, etc. in the relevant departments.

I think they stopped that about 20 years ago once they ran most of the mom and pops out of business.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Only 24 total COVID related deaths in the military since 2019 at May 14, 2021 10:30 AM (wCgji)

100 48
The thing is, for the crabby CS worker who has to deal with the drooling retards who make up the consumer public, faking sincerity and pleasantness to provide good CS, even when you don't want to, is actually a really good way to make the day go by quicker, and with less heartache.
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That's the story of my life in CSR. Being nice and helpful to angry people who feel ripped off and not given what they wanted. Or just in a dudgeon because they didn't get EXACTLY what they wanted! *sigh* Politeness goes both ways, acting like an asshole when calling CSR automatically starts with a disadvantage.

Posted by: exdem13 at May 14, 2021 10:31 AM (W+kMI)

101 RE: customer service... I am going to throw something out there. If these people are working in store, they are probably in a mask. If they are using a real mask, it could be constantly fogging up their glasses and making them annoyed and miserable. It's hard to be good at your job when you're masked and miserable. Then add in the fact that they have to stay away from people and sanitize EVERYTHING ever 10 seconds, well, that would make anyone a bit cranky.

It is not an excuse, rather, an explanation of sorts.

Posted by: shibumi at May 14, 2021 10:31 AM (Ve6n5)

102 Kevin McCarthy, Steve Scalise and Elise Stefanik tried to murder Democrats on Jan. 6....
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These assholes have *some* nerve saying that about Scalise!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Axeman at May 14, 2021 10:31 AM (cI7Oj)

103 As someone who fondly remembers what HP used to stand for quality wise it pains me to say this, but never, ever, buy anything HP. Final straw for me was dropping a good chunk of change on an 11x17 printer and 13 months later (out of warranty) getting an error code on the display which once I finally could track it down revealed that it means something unfixable has happened and I needed to toss the machine.
Posted by: moon_over_vermont at May 14, 2021 10:22 AM (Obdic)

There is an unmet demand out there for reliable printers. Instead of paying $34 for a POS printer, that needs two $40 ink cartridges when the included ones go dry, which makes it economic to just throw it away, why not sell a $340 printer that uses cheap bulk ink, and includes an iron-clad promise from the manufacturer to provide parts and service at a fair price for no less than ten years?

I'd like to see some outfit sell a clone of the old HP PaintJet tractor-feed printer. Update it to use ink reservoirs, give it a USB port, and wifi capabilities, and maybe a provision to print hand-fed card stock, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 14, 2021 10:31 AM (G+C8N)

104 No need to be courteous to assholes like that. I'll go off in a heartbeat now that I'm older.

Posted by: CSMBigBird at May 14, 2021 10:31 AM (jsWA8)

105 Is it too much to expect to be treated competently, respectfully and courteously?

No one gives a shit. They're all planning their next screaming tiktok video to get likes and further their career as an influencer.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at May 14, 2021 10:31 AM (nR2nR)

106 89 Off topic, but maybe sort of on topic.

I read this morning that there is some kind of crack in a steel beam on the I-40 bridge across the Mississippi at Memphis....
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....Outlaw in America at May 14, 2021 10:28 AM (vcOmj)


I blame Fat Elvis.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at May 14, 2021 10:31 AM (PiwSw)

107 It's worse overseas. They have the goods, they have the power.

Posted by: Javems at May 14, 2021 10:31 AM (8SSHh)

108
I'm pretty stupid but I find that people are generally nice to me.
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at May 14, 2021 10:30 AM (cSyAR)



But, you have no idea how hard they may be trying to achieve that view.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 10:32 AM (Zz0t1)

109 I'm not advocating busting a cap in your kid's ass when they step out of line, but a few swats on the hindquarters would have stopped a lot of this noisome behavior in the bud. IMO and YMMV.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing


It's safe to say, the ass busted generation has turned out much better than the time out generation.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2021 10:32 AM (OCTRt)

110 So in summary, why would you expect a Home Depot worker to know anything?

It's easy to pick out the older guys who don't quite fit in. They used to do real work and it shows. They just got run over by globalization.

Posted by: t-bird at May 14, 2021 10:32 AM (3fR4G)

111 Jordan showed her boobs off?

Huh.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 14, 2021 10:32 AM (5cd/T)

112 Oh and I did get an attaboy today from a customer. Rare enough to mention it on this thread. I spent about 45 minutes trying to get one guy's computer connected to his router. Finally changed his wifi password to all numbers and it worked. Then he remembered that he was having problems with his keyboard. It wasn't always typing one letter, which happened to be in his original wifi password.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at May 14, 2021 10:32 AM (5HBd1)

113 I suppose my worst CustSer experiences have been with Comcast and their overseas call centers. Fucking unintelligible mush-mouths, the lot of them.

The corner gas/convenience store though, I rarely go inside. The person behind the counter is always 'new', and seems to have been trained to work so slowly as to appear almost motionless. It shouldn't take 10 minutes to buy a 12-pack of soda.

The people at my King Sooper are nice and helpful.

Posted by: DB- just DB at May 14, 2021 10:33 AM (iTXRQ)

114 Customer service? Bwahahahahaha!

The garbage company here recently changed the address to which payments are to be sent. It's a standard monthly payment and I have it set up to go out automatically from my bank. I never look at the bill, knowing it's covered.

So when the address changed my payment went to the old address. The garbage company actually got it. But according to them, "We sent it back." My service was discontinued and I watched the truck sail by on Monday before I realized something was amiss. Of course by then the bank had wiped out the account so I couldn't simply change the address. I had to set it up again, with an extra to cover the one I'd missed.

In all my years of paying bills I have never, ever had a company refuse my money.

While I'm whining, let me throw one in about the dentist whose appointment reminder program calls people on a Sunday. Being an atheist that shouldn't bother me but even heathens should be entitled to one day of peace per week.

Posted by: creeper, Moron Labe at May 14, 2021 10:33 AM (XxJt1)

115 I avoid "Janes" at all stores. It's worth being in a longer line. Of course, what that means is that Jane is rewarded with fewer customers for the same hourly pay. And she'll root there forever while other employees move up or along. Whatev. I want a peaceful no-drama experience so I avoid all Janes.

Posted by: Carly at May 14, 2021 10:33 AM (3kXWX)

116 The missus and I moved from a very large sub/urban area a few years ago out into the boonies, nothing but small towns around us, largest in the county is 4500 people. The difference in customer service is about 180 degrees different than the city. Polite, helpful, not overbearing, pleasant, genuine smiles. Try it, you'll like it.

Posted by: Robert17 at May 14, 2021 10:33 AM (vWT4P)

117 I actually had a great experience at TMobile last Saturday.

I made an appointment and said I was buying...and I didn't care that I had to pay $20 for the service fee, nor was I calling to drop it later.

At the store, a wonderful young gentlemen set me up so well, I decided to get another "free" phone for my teen (early birthday gift), so he got another $20 and made his phone sale quota for the month (I also found at that this store has this requirement - no idea if it's national). He offered the 2nd buy to his compatriot, who nicely declined (which I was thankful, b/c my CS guy was so good at his job), and I walked out with 2 "free" phones and a 3rd line on my Vet plan...

Posted by: Nova local at May 14, 2021 10:33 AM (b1h2x)

118 Jordan showed her boobs off?

Huh.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 14, 2021 10:32 AM (5cd/T)


Not yet, but it's her idea, so we're working on it.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 10:33 AM (Zz0t1)

119 The brilliant minds in DC have decided the US Army has become superfluous to today's warfighting capabilities. Congress is proposing cutting US Army end strength down to 390k.

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Wow. So there's 1/2 million or more easily-monitored and studied people in close contact with each other, and they've only had about 170M cases, and only 24 deaths in the last year and a half?

Seems like some actual science could happen there if someone was interested.

Oh well, screw it.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Only 24 total COVID related deaths in the military since 2019 at May 14, 2021 10:34 AM (wCgji)

120 What I see is that pretty much everyone is crankier than usual. I'm sure the never ending pandemic has nothing to do with it.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at May 14, 2021 10:29 AM (5HBd1)

Nothing. I haven't set foot in one of the local grocery stores in many months, after the clerks started screaming at everyone and telling us how heroic they were. I don't think I'll be back.

Posted by: CN at May 14, 2021 10:34 AM (ONvIw)

121 Not 170M. 170K. But you knew that.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Only 24 total COVID related deaths in the military since 2019 at May 14, 2021 10:34 AM (wCgji)

122 Again as a guy who's done CSR before. the reps have to get the updates, understand them, and then have to justify it to the customers on the fly. Not always the easy thing and good thing to do for all the workers. Especially when the new rule limits options and offers to the customers. I think Hammacher Schlemmer is the last store/catalog company that allows no-reason returns (with order invoice).

Posted by: exdem13 at May 14, 2021 10:34 AM (W+kMI)

123
One other thing, somewhat related. I've been calling TV and radio stations for the past several weeks, sales prospecting with their engineering departments for some of the repair services I provide. A surprising number of them have totally fucked up business phone lines, with phone trees that basically go nowhere, that don't answer at all, or tell you they only communicate via email. Or like one of the local IHeartMedia radio stations here (one of the biggest local FM stations, by the way), which has it's business line going to a fax machine, and never answers the studio line at all.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 14, 2021 10:35 AM (n+4am)

124 suppose my worst CustSer experiences have been with Comcast and their overseas call centers. Fucking unintelligible mush-mouths, the lot of them. ...
Posted by: DB- just DB at May 14, 2021 10:33 AM (iTXRQ)
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It is a night-and-day difference between Comcast Consumer and Comcast Business. I needed some of the Business-class features (and boy do you pay for them) but there is one added benefit: when I have needed to call them (which has been rare), the hold times are minuscule, the reps on the other end are in the United States *and* speak English, their training is decent and they know when to tap out and kick it up the chain without wasting a ton of time.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2021 10:35 AM (Jsjd7)

125 "Is it too much to expect to be treated competently, respectfully and courteously?"

Everybody has discovered that no matter whether they do their jobs well or not, it all pays the same. So don't expect much.

Posted by: At No Time Was John Weaver In The Physical Presence Of gp at May 14, 2021 10:35 AM (qpX6U)

126 I try now not to order anything from Amazon if there is an alternative, but it is interesting that Amazon customer service is outstanding. If I want to stand in line and be insulted I can go to the DMV.
Posted by: MaureenTheTemp


They drive their employees like cattle going to the slaughter. My son worked at a fulfillment center for a while last year, and it was exhausting for him, working 10-12 hour days on the weekend.
And no, he's not wimp.
He now hates Jeff Bezos, so it was a learning experience.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....Outlaw in America at May 14, 2021 10:36 AM (vcOmj)

127
I worked retail for T-Mobile for a while.


The poor kid who actually helped me a lot by showing me an even cheaper plan (pre-paid) was trying to crawl under the counter after the third time Karen yelled at me across the showroom. He showed me out and had an "I'm really really sorry, Sir" look on his face.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at May 14, 2021 10:36 AM (HaL55)

128 The missus and I moved from a very large sub/urban area a few years ago out into the boonies, nothing but small towns around us, largest in the county is 4500 people. The difference in customer service is about 180 degrees different than the city. Polite, helpful, not overbearing, pleasant, genuine smiles. Try it, you'll like it.
Posted by: Robert17


Local farm store Fix-n-Feed. Even the high school girls know how to fix shit.

Tractor Supply? Clueless.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2021 10:36 AM (OCTRt)

129 Jordan showed her boobs off?

Huh.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 14, 2021 10:32 AM (5cd/T)

Not yet, but it's her idea, so we're working on it.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 10:33 AM (Zz0t1)


I endorse this idea.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 14, 2021 10:36 AM (5cd/T)

130 What made Lowes and - I assume - Home Depot big national brands was that they used to have at least one by-golly plumber, electrician, etc. in the relevant departments.

I think they stopped that about 20 years ago once they ran most of the mom and pops out of business.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Only 24 total COVID related deaths in the military since 2019 at May 14, 2021 10:30 AM (wCgji)

Was at a Lowes a few months ago with my pops and he was looking for firring strips. Asked a dude in the lumber department where we might find them. He had no clue what we were even talking about.

And that was after looking for 10 mins to find someone to ask!

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at May 14, 2021 10:36 AM (KbCG3)

131
Seems like some actual science could happen there if someone was interested.

Oh well, screw it.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Only 24 total COVID related deaths in the military since 2019 at May 14, 2021 10:34 AM (wCgji)



How many died on the cruise ships when this shit first 'broke' last year? Weren't we supposed to just sink the ships because everyone was DOOOMED!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 10:36 AM (Zz0t1)

132 I'd like to see some outfit sell a clone of the old HP PaintJet tractor-feed printer. Update it to use ink reservoirs, give it a USB port, and wifi capabilities, and maybe a provision to print hand-fed card stock, too.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 14, 2021 10:31 AM (G+C8N)


I buy quality when I can. Somewhat related to your wish there is a company making HP clones of their fantastic calculators from the 80's. Company is Swiss Micros and I have their DM-41 which is an update to HP's old HP-41. Magnificent machine. Metal case, multiline display, interfaces via USB with your PC. They are doing well with it as far as I know so there is definitely a market for people that want to sell quality.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at May 14, 2021 10:36 AM (Obdic)

133 The govt is paying the equivalent of $20-30 an hour to stay home. Companies are desperate for anyone to work no matter how incompetent. Welcome to America 2.0

Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 14, 2021 10:27 AM (Nh7jF)

Saw a local TV ad yesterday. Window/siding contractor looking for workers...never seen that before.

Posted by: BignJames at May 14, 2021 10:36 AM (AwYPR)

134 There is an unmet demand out there for reliable printers. Instead of paying $34 for a POS printer, that needs two $40 ink cartridges when the included ones go dry, which makes it economic to just throw it away, why not sell a $340 printer that uses cheap bulk ink, and includes an iron-clad promise from the manufacturer to provide parts and service at a fair price for no less than ten years?

**

Once I went laser I never looked back. Cheap B&W Brothers are out there for $80 or so, with cheap toner that gets 3000+ pages IIRC. After we needed color we moved to a $200 Canon and use $50 knockoff toner.

Night and day. The only drawback is you can't print heat-sensitive things like iron-on t-shirt transfer sheets, but that's pretty much the only downside we've discovered.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Only 24 total COVID related deaths in the military since 2019 at May 14, 2021 10:37 AM (wCgji)

135 The brilliant minds in DC have decided the US Army has become superfluous to today's warfighting capabilities. Congress is proposing cutting US Army end strength down to 390k.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Only 24 total COVID related deaths in the military since 2019 at May 14, 2021 10:34 AM (wCgji)

They're missing recruiting goals and gonna get a raise on top of reducing end strength.

Posted by: Broseidon at May 14, 2021 10:37 AM (bPUO8)

136 Don't forget. Saturday is Peace Officers Memorial Day

Posted by: Marcus T at May 14, 2021 10:37 AM (VpIIl)

137 Objective perception. A common weakness. Even war planners need objective perception.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at May 14, 2021 10:37 AM (QeenG)

138 Jordan showed her boobs off?

Huh.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 14, 2021 10:32 AM (5cd/T)

Not yet, but it's her idea, so we're working on it.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 10:33 AM (Zz0t1)


*sighs*

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 14, 2021 10:37 AM (Ez6QX)

139 A surprising number of them have totally fucked up business phone lines, with phone trees that basically go nowhere,

It's been that way for years. If they wanted to talk to you, they'd pick up the phone. And every single phone tree starts with "...our options have changed"

Posted by: t-bird at May 14, 2021 10:37 AM (UMXod)

140 117 At the store, a wonderful young gentlemen set me up so well, I decided to get another "free" phone for my teen (early birthday gift), so he got another $20 and made his phone sale quota for the month (I also found at that this store has this requirement - no idea if it's national). He offered the 2nd buy to his compatriot, who nicely declined (which I was thankful, b/c my CS guy was so good at his job), and I walked out with 2 "free" phones and a 3rd line on my Vet plan...
Posted by: Nova local at May 14, 2021 10:33 AM (b1h2x)

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Commission is on the phone line, not the phone itself.

I had a guy who kept coming to me to test phones and stuff, and when he finally decided to purchase the phones he did so at full price. He made sure to come to me to make sure I got my commission.

Oh, I got that commission. $0. It was great. I didn't say anything to him about it. I'm an asshole, but not that much of one.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 10:38 AM (LvTSG)

141 People in Wisconsin were not nice to you? What, did you move to Michigan?

Posted by: grammie winger at May 14, 2021 10:38 AM (45fpk)

142 Not 170M. 170K. But you knew that.
Posted by: Moron Robbie
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I just assumed everyone got it 24 times.....

Posted by: lin-duh 27-4 at May 14, 2021 10:38 AM (UUBmN)

143 Consumer Brand Sabotage is a real thing- gripes like Mis Hum's have gone viral usually after efforts thru the normal channels (like here) have been ignored. Some examples were United Airlines breaking a guy's long time guitar (Wikipedia even has a "United Breaks Guitars" entry!).

Posted by: LASue at May 14, 2021 10:38 AM (Ed8Zd)

144 Like the wise old Capt McCall for Lonesome Dove. I can't stand rude behavior, won't stand for it.

Posted by: CSMBigBird at May 14, 2021 10:38 AM (jsWA8)

145 "There is an unmet demand out there for reliable printers."

Yesterday I printed out my 22-page tax return. It printed without running out of ink, and with no paper jams. It was a good day.

Posted by: At No Time Was John Weaver In The Physical Presence Of gp at May 14, 2021 10:38 AM (qpX6U)

146 So in summary, why would you expect a Home Depot worker to know anything? They won't have any training related to carpentry, plumbing, etc. The job requirement is literally a HS Diploma or GED.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at May 14, 2021 10:28 AM (z5Vrg)

In my experience, Home Depot hires many retired tradesmen as part-timers. The grey-headed guys usually know their shit.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 14, 2021 10:38 AM (G+C8N)

147 Excellent rant, Mis Hum.

Customer service is a lost art. I find myself first shocked and then pleasantly surprised if I enter a store and an employee thanks me for coming and then sincerely asks if I need help. (Other than Ace Hardware, where this is a regular occurrence.)

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at May 14, 2021 10:38 AM (rwusL)

148 >Is it too much to expect to be treated competently, respectfully and courteously? I'm afraid it is.


That's correct.

The American nation is a broken people. The 'education' system has destroyed its soul.

Someone smart said the Republic can be as good at the people.

Much of the country cheers on fascism. This is a symptom of the rot.

G-dless people devolve into nasty animals.

Posted by: havelhavolim at May 14, 2021 10:38 AM (fLpTX)

149 Jordan showed her boobs off?

Huh.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory

Looks like I picked the wrong day to lose my camera !

Posted by: JT at May 14, 2021 10:38 AM (arJlL)

150 Kid's marching band did their awards ceremony over the weekend. The had a video where they did some skits making light of a few things.

One was about the 'pandemic.' They started out with yelling 'WHERE'S YOUR MASK!?? WE'RE IN A PANDEMIC!!!'

It evolved to things such as "We're in a PELICAN!! Where's your MASK!!!"

I was quite amused.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 10:39 AM (Zz0t1)

151 It's easy to pick out the older guys who don't quite fit in. They used to do real work and it shows. They just got run over by globalization.
Posted by: t-bird at May 14, 2021 10:32 AM (3fR4G)
^^^^^ THIS ^^^^

At my local Depot, there are about 4 guys I will regularly seek out and ask for. All retired tradesmen who are there for the benefits, I assume. They know their shit, no one else does.

Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at May 14, 2021 10:39 AM (yFCNq)

152 Now, a thousand centuries ago, I had a part-time job at Ritz Camera (remember film and prints?).

Some customers were horrible and tested my patience. Just absolute assholes. They don't know how to use a camera, so they end up taking a whole roll of shitty pictures, then expect to not be charged for said shitty pictures.

Why I oughtta... !

Posted by: DB- just DB at May 14, 2021 10:39 AM (iTXRQ)

153 Local farm store Fix-n-Feed. Even the high school girls know how to fix shit.

**

Yep. As a general rule, if you can find somewhere that still sells nails and fasteners in brown paper bags by the pound, that's where you need to be shopping, even if it's 10% more.

Those guys can usually answer most of your questions.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Only 24 total COVID related deaths in the military since 2019 at May 14, 2021 10:39 AM (wCgji)

154 Once I went laser I never looked back. Cheap B&W Brothers are out there for $80 or so, with cheap toner that gets 3000+ pages IIRC. After we needed color we moved to a $200 Canon and use $50 knockoff toner. ...
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Only 24 total COVID related deaths in the military since 2019 at May 14, 2021 10:37 AM (wCgji)
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I bought a little, cheap mid-speed Brother B&W laser printer (HL-2040 model) in I think 2006. I'm still using it. The thing just won't die. It does one shitty thing (all of the Brother B&W machines do it, I think), though, in that it declares the toner dead way before the toner is dead. It uses a simple optical sensor, though, so a little piece of black electrical tape lets it work. I usually get another 150 pages or so out of the "dead" cartridge.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2021 10:39 AM (Jsjd7)

155 Then again, neither am I. But I do enjoy getting it in the butt.

Posted by: Tinko at May 14, 2021 10:39 AM (bgWIn)

156 Much of the country cheers on fascism. This is a symptom of the rot.

G-dless people devolve into nasty animals.
Posted by: havelhavolim at May 14, 2021 10:38 AM (fLpTX)

"Take my liberty, but give me netflix and candy crush!"

Posted by: CN at May 14, 2021 10:39 AM (ONvIw)

157 *sighs*

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 14, 2021 10:37 AM (Ez6QX)
Notice I'm staying out of this conversation? I'm good that way. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 14, 2021 10:39 AM (VwHCD)

158 Once I went laser I never looked back. Cheap BW Brothers are out
there for $80 or so, with cheap toner that gets 3000+ pages IIRC.


Not since the 'Rona. Everyone is working from home and printers have vanished.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 14, 2021 10:40 AM (45fpk)

159 101 RE: customer service...
It is not an excuse, rather, an explanation of sorts.
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As someone who's been a phone order taker and CSR guy in the past, the idea of working under Covid restrictions in the cubicle farm is daunting. Wear the mask and take orders via headset? When rapid and concise speech is the difference in an upsell? And the mask probably makes the customer think I'm stoned or actually working somewhere on the shores of the Bay of Bengal? Yeesh, what a grind.

Posted by: exdem13 at May 14, 2021 10:40 AM (W+kMI)

160 I was a cable tv customer service rep for years. You may call that an oxymoron, but, as locals, we really did our best. That job no longer exists and service is much worse for it.

I can tell you that there is nothing more important to a lot of people than tv. Snow, floods, lightning storms, power outages, nothing should interrupt Days of Our Lives.

Posted by: huerfano at May 14, 2021 10:40 AM (DzhEB)

161 Gentlemen, you're not going to get to see them, but if you were, it would be at the TxMoMe.

Link in the left sidebar.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 14, 2021 10:40 AM (DMUuz)

162 Number of Democrats killed on Jan 6 = 0
Number of Democrats injured on Jan 6 = 0
Number of people with a weapon trying to get to a Democrat on Jan 6 = 0
Number of people demanding a free and fair election on Jan 6 = 1M or so.


Number of Congressmen shot by a Democrat = 1.

Scalise better shove that "Hardball" tweet right back down their throats.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 14, 2021 10:40 AM (2JVJo)

163 I am surprised by the lack of cordiality of "Jane." The "JAS law of interpersonal relations" states that folks are generally more helpful if you are close enough to get your fingers around their throat.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at May 14, 2021 10:40 AM (xopIz)

164 Nov. 3rd and 4th 2020 may have been the greatest attack on our country since the Civil War. The DeepState war had been going on long before that, but that was perhaps the culmination of their infiltration of our institutions, as they openly negated an election, then started threatening anyone that questioned their bold attack.


Openly stealing an election to install their demented puppet, then framing patriotic Christians as Terrorists, and making examples of a few with claims of Insurrection (after their four years of coup/sedition). This is much worse than 9/11 ... and we see the FBI and DOJ on board with the protection of Democrat criminals, and persecution of patriots.

Posted by: illiniwek at May 14, 2021 10:40 AM (Cus5s)

165 If you want to see the flip side of customer service, work as a convenience store cashier for a few weeks. They get constant abuse from asshole customers. I had to quit, because I was going to end up killing somebody if I stayed.

Posted by: At No Time Was John Weaver In The Physical Presence Of gp at May 14, 2021 10:40 AM (qpX6U)

166 When I started working at a grocery store they showed us a video on how to pack groceries and the clerks were good about pointing out if you did anything wrong. But I'd been shopping with my mom most of my life and learned to pack groceries really well.

One thing that annoyed me when I worked there was the big hispanic dudes who'd come in with a family and refuse to carry anything. The wife had to carry all the freight, they were around as body guards or something? So I'd load up this doom bag of everything heavy: cans, bags of flour, etc, and shove them into the arms of the guy to carry.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 10:41 AM (KZzsI)

167 The govt is paying the equivalent of $20-30 an hour to stay home. Companies are desperate for anyone to work no matter how incompetent. Welcome to America 2.0

Posted by: Joe XiDen


Don't know where. Texas will pay me a little over $9.00/hr for 13 weeks. Then, fini.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2021 10:41 AM (OCTRt)

168 Since apparently some people aren't cooperating, here's another pretty redhead near water:
https://is.gd/yqeO9C

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2021 10:41 AM (Jsjd7)

169 A picture shot of the crack is something that internet experts claim could be welded, braced, repaired in short order.
As this will be a union job with prevailing wages, the bridge might be closed for months, with barge traffic shut on the river.
So expect more things to be screwed up because of this.
This is Biden's America. You're welcome.
And back on topic, I had a wonderful experience at Menard's yesterday, as the checkout clerk had to have an extended conversation with the women in front of me, while I waited to pay for my stuff.
Yeah, it went on and on.
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....Outlaw in America at May 14, 2021 10:28 AM (vcOmj)

Beam not simply cracked; sheared clean through, just beyond the shear reinforcement fishplate. Might be a design flaw.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 14, 2021 10:41 AM (G+C8N)

170 Customer service is a lost art. I find myself first shocked and then pleasantly surprised if I enter a store and an employee thanks me for coming and then sincerely asks if I need help. (Other than Ace Hardware, where this is a regular occurrence.)
Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at May 14, 2021 10:38 AM (rwusL)


It's not an art you just have to be mentally healthy and give a fuck.

But at the same time, no doubt these employees deal with the same shit from their superiors and the customers, so its turtles all the way down.

Posted by: havelhavolim at May 14, 2021 10:41 AM (fLpTX)

171 Notice I'm staying out of this conversation? I'm good that way. lol
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 14, 2021 10:39 AM (VwHCD)


Wait.....what is this bus doing here and why am I under it?

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 10:41 AM (Zz0t1)

172 Anyone mention the FL Dunkin Donuts complaining customer who may have used the n-worg getting punched by the employee, falls on his head, then fies?

Posted by: Lizzy at May 14, 2021 10:41 AM (bDqIh)

173 So AOC got her widdle feelings hurt by the mean old Greene lady.. SanFranNan is calling for an ethics investigation against Mrs. Greene... Of course there was nothing unethical about Nan tearing up the Presidents speech on National TV.

Posted by: It's me donna at May 14, 2021 10:41 AM (Zmnko)

174 I bought a little, cheap mid-speed Brother B&W laser printer (HL-2040 model) in I think 2006. I'm still using it. The thing just won't die. It does one shitty thing (all of the Brother B&W machines do it, I think), though, in that it declares the toner dead way before the toner is dead. It uses a simple optical sensor, though, so a little piece of black electrical tape lets it work. I usually get another 150 pages or so out of the "dead" cartridge.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2021 10:39 AM (Jsjd7)

I miss my old HP laser printer.....

Posted by: Broseidon at May 14, 2021 10:41 AM (bPUO8)

175 In my experience, Home Depot hires many retired tradesmen as part-timers. The grey-headed guys usually know their shit.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 14, 2021 10:38 AM (G+C8N)


That is the case with our local HD. They will hire as many retired trades people as they can get.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at May 14, 2021 10:41 AM (Obdic)

176 Berserker....

Smart man.

Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 10:41 AM (+Vt0n)

177 Not since the 'Rona. Everyone is working from home and printers have vanished.

***

I bet the chip shortage has hit all of that stuff, too. That $200 Canon is probably $300 now. Well, more with inflation that doesn't exist I guess.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Only 24 total COVID related deaths in the military since 2019 at May 14, 2021 10:41 AM (wCgji)

178 Well, lets face it. the ones they are hiring now are the ones who blew through their stimulus money first and now need a job. They just don't give a crap.
Add to that the typical level of education and attitude of the high school graduate today and... here ya go.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 14, 2021 10:42 AM (axyOa)

179
Commission is on the phone line, not the phone itself.

I had a guy who kept coming to me to test phones and stuff, and when he finally decided to purchase the phones he did so at full price. He made sure to come to me to make sure I got my commission.

Oh, I got that commission. $0. It was great. I didn't say anything to him about it. I'm an asshole, but not that much of one.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 10:38 AM (LvTSG)

Huh, so I totally made his day accidentally. Well, when you're good enough to get a customer to buy extra phones, they probably usually come with extra lines. It explains why they sell the "phones" free (I did the any phone free trade in for me, then picked up the advertised free phone, a worse one, for the teen...

He was so nice to me, even before I bought the extra line, so I'd give the guy a raise. Funny enough, he said he was working 2 stores b/c one TMobile store had all the employees quit (and I said "bad manager that got fired after everyone else left" and he said he didn't know...or wouldn't say)...

Posted by: Nova local at May 14, 2021 10:42 AM (b1h2x)

180 My son worked Customer Support for Spectrum. He was supposed to listen to a customer's rant about how they were getting lousy service and were quitting, and then *sell* them on continuing. Also when they were calling to complain he had a script to up-sell them on some of the features they didn't buy!

He hated working there.

Posted by: Axeman at May 14, 2021 10:42 AM (cI7Oj)

181 Gentlemen, you're not going to get to see them

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 14, 2021 10:40 AM (DMUuz)



You'd be surprised what peer pressure can accomplish.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 10:42 AM (Zz0t1)

182 Duncanthrax,
Are you meeting us for lunch in SW Austin on May 28th?

Posted by: lin-duh 27-4 at May 14, 2021 10:42 AM (UUBmN)

183 I will NEVER buy an HP printer again. They stopped making ink cartridges for mine.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at May 14, 2021 10:42 AM (xopIz)

184 The brilliant minds in DC have decided the US Army has become superfluous to today's warfighting capabilities. Congress is proposing cutting US Army end strength down to 390k. The 'savings' would be given to the USAF, Marines, and Navy. The Army needs a 'clue', you see.

https://tinyurl.com/ue8npmjy
Posted by: AZ Hi Desert (Gringo fuertemente armado - Tempus belli) at May 14, 2021 10:30 AM (N3El/)


The current woke madness sweeping through the ranks, I'm not sympathetic. I assume that these cuts are in part a cover for eliminating insufficiently left-wing soldiers. Good. Let the military weaken itself to the point which it can't fight its own citizenry.

The article claims that they want to cut personnel to save money for use on new weapon systems. My bet is that within a couple years those programs are all drastically reduced or killed outright, since a smaller force means smaller orders, which means suddenly rising unit costs, which because an excuse for claiming that the program is a waste of money.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at May 14, 2021 10:42 AM (jOcSX)

185 >Jordan showed her boobs off?

Huh.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 14, 2021 10:32 AM (5cd/T)

Not yet, but it's her idea, so we're working on it.
Posted by: Sponge -



I'm here to help.

Posted by: DB- just DB at May 14, 2021 10:42 AM (iTXRQ)

186 172 Anyone mention the FL Dunkin Donuts complaining customer who may have used the n-worg getting punched by the employee, falls on his head, then fies?

Posted by: Lizzy at May 14, 2021 10:41 AM (bDqIh)

Did he fo and fum too?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 14, 2021 10:42 AM (Y5qcH)

187 It's easy to pick out the older guys who don't quite
fit in. They used to do real work and it shows. They just got run over
by globalization.

Posted by: t-bird at May 14, 2021 10:32 AM (3fR4G)


Thats the secret really. Its always funny when I go in there though. Long haired freak who they think probably don't know shit, yet has 20 years in the trades, and I get the B team coming up to me to try and help and I end up frying their brain. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 14, 2021 10:43 AM (VwHCD)

188
Don't know where. Texas will pay me a little over $9.00/hr for 13 weeks. Then, fini.
Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2021 10:41 AM (OCTRt)



There are reasons Texas isn't a bankrupt state.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 10:43 AM (Zz0t1)

189 You'd be surprised what peer pressure can accomplish.
Posted by: Sponge
___

*eyes Sponge*

Doesn't work on everyone.

Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 10:44 AM (+Vt0n)

190 As someone who knows a great deal about tech as a hobby, it's incredibly frustrating to have to speak to customer service in Bangladesh and have to spend 45 minutes to eventually get them to do the thing that I told them they needed to do in literally the first 30 seconds of the phone call.

I was bored one day and decided to toy with the "Microsoft" rep who phoned to tell me that they had detected a virus on my computer.

First, I asked which one since we have multiple. That ate up a couple minutes.

Then they asked my to press the windows icon on the bottom left of my screen. I told them I was running Ubuntu and there was no icon on the bottom left. They repeated the instructions a couple times and then got a "supervisor".

Took them 10 minutes before the disconnected.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at May 14, 2021 10:44 AM (nR2nR)

191 > There is an unmet demand out there for reliable printers. Instead of paying $34 for a POS printer, that needs two $40 ink cartridges when the included ones go dry, which makes it economic to just throw it away, why not sell a $340 printer that uses cheap bulk ink, and includes an iron-clad promise from the manufacturer to provide parts and service at a fair price for no less than ten years?

You want a laser printer. HP LaserJet Pro P1606 or something like that. The damn things run for a decade without issues without breaking a sweat.

Posted by: bonhomme at May 14, 2021 10:44 AM (YYlyE)

192 Anyone mention the FL Dunkin Donuts complaining customer who may have used the n-worg getting punched by the employee, falls on his head, then fies?
Posted by: Lizzy at May 14, 2021 10:41 AM (bDqIh)


Yeah earlier this week I think. I meant to ask at the time, not that it matters, but did the guy even use the n-word, or did the other guy just say he did?

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 14, 2021 10:44 AM (Ez6QX)

193 146 So in summary, why would you expect a Home Depot worker to know anything? They won't have any training related to carpentry, plumbing, etc. The job requirement is literally a HS Diploma or GED.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at May 14, 2021 10:28 AM (z5Vrg)

In my experience, Home Depot hires many retired tradesmen as part-timers. The grey-headed guys usually know their shit.
======
Go to Lowes or Home depot and look for the fifty-plus year old redneck, or the guy who looks like he's an outlaw biker or Viking on the weekends. They know everything in their department backwards and forwards, and know the guy to talk to if they don't. And your order won't get screwed up either.

Posted by: exdem13 at May 14, 2021 10:44 AM (W+kMI)

194 Of course there was nothing unethical about Nan tearing up the Presidents speech on National TV.
Posted by: It's me donna at May 14, 2021 10:41 AM (Zmnko)

Ripping the speech was the least of her unethical behavior. She's covering many events of January 6th, and before the election she said "Trump doesn't know it yet, but he IS losing". I wonder who has the laptop and what is on it? Enough that the fibbies will break down doors in Alaska

Posted by: CN at May 14, 2021 10:44 AM (ONvIw)

195 I will NEVER buy an HP printer again. They stopped making ink cartridges for mine.
Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at May 14, 2021 10:42 AM (xopIz)

Yeah, I ran into that problem with my 2003 HP. But thankfully with inflation, with whatever new laser printers we buy, they'll be worthless soon.

Posted by: Broseidon at May 14, 2021 10:45 AM (bPUO8)

196
The article claims that they want to cut personnel to save money for use on new weapon systems. My bet is that within a couple years those programs are all drastically reduced or killed outright, since a smaller force means smaller orders, which means suddenly rising unit costs, which because an excuse for claiming that the program is a waste of money.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at May 14, 2021 10:42 AM (jOcSX)

Now is a good time as any to start designing a flag.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at May 14, 2021 10:45 AM (z5Vrg)

197 The current woke madness sweeping through the ranks, I'm not sympathetic. I assume that these cuts are in part a cover for eliminating insufficiently left-wing soldiers. Good. Let the military weaken itself to the point which it can't fight its own citizenry.
___

This is exactly how I feel.

Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 10:45 AM (+Vt0n)

198 Can we go back to talking about seeing Jordan's boobs?

Did I miss boobs?

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at May 14, 2021 10:45 AM (nR2nR)

199
*eyes Sponge*

Doesn't work on everyone.
Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 10:44 AM (+Vt0n)



I live on the principal that there are points given for effort.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 10:45 AM (Zz0t1)

200 >>The govt is paying the equivalent of $20-30 an hour to stay home. Companies are desperate for anyone to work no matter how incompetent. Welcome to America 2.0


You forgot the first part of this story:

Government-mandated lockdowns in 2020 resulted in layoffs and businesses going under. People who **wanted to get back to work** and **wanted to save their businesses, keep employees ** protested, were called selfish, granny-killer Naaaaaazis.

Now that these people have not jumped back to work like good lil' serfs of the state, they have magically transformed into selfish bums who refuse to leave home.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 14, 2021 10:45 AM (bDqIh)

201 *sighs*
Posted by: Jordan61

*Sighs, deeper and longer*

Posted by: JT at May 14, 2021 10:45 AM (arJlL)

202 197 The current woke madness sweeping through the ranks, I'm not sympathetic. I assume that these cuts are in part a cover for eliminating insufficiently left-wing soldiers. Good. Let the military weaken itself to the point which it can't fight its own citizenry.
___

This is exactly how I feel.
Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 10:45 AM (+Vt0n)

=========

"There's an app for that."
-Big Tech

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 10:45 AM (LvTSG)

203 Saw a local TV ad yesterday. Window/siding contractor looking for workers...never seen that before.
Posted by: BignJames at May 14, 2021 10:36 AM (AwYPR)

Everyone is looking to hire. Dumbass DeWine says that he's ending the extra money that makes everyone not want to work at the end of next month. You know along with his stupid lottery.

My brother in law said a few states are going with ending the stupid federal crap and offering a "get a job and if you can keep it for 4 weeks we'll send you $1200." Attempting to incentivize people to work instead of being lazy welfare bums? What a concept!

Posted by: Buzzion at May 14, 2021 10:46 AM (G2zl5)

204 Not since the 'Rona. Everyone is working from home and printers have vanished.
Posted by: grammie winger at May 14, 2021 10:40 AM (45fpk)


Wifey's home office machine gave up the ghost 2 weeks ago and as her in-house technical support guy I was tasked with replacing it. You're not kidding, really hard to find anything, even direct from the manufacturer. Lots and lots of pictures on the web sites, when you click them either comes up with currently unavailable or backordered.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at May 14, 2021 10:46 AM (Obdic)

205 I have no idea who Jordan is, but here's a pretty redhead by the sea:
https://is.gd/3drvdV

Buoyant and fluorescent. Very seaworthy. see-worthy.

FIFY

Posted by: t-bird at May 14, 2021 10:24 AM (WLHrn)

Posted by: Diogenes at May 14, 2021 10:46 AM (axyOa)

206 Then they asked my to press the windows icon on the bottom left of my screen. I told them I was running Ubuntu and there was no icon on the bottom left. They repeated the instructions a couple times and then got a "supervisor".

Took them 10 minutes before the disconnected.
Posted by: I used to have a different nic at May 14, 2021 10:44 AM (nR2nR)
++++
If you *really* wanna have fun, play the dummy and reel them in. Build a virtual machine with Windows on it so they have a sandbox to play in. For extra points, have some juicy-looking stuff like a folder with Excel files in it called "Finances." Let them in to play. Be extremely trusting and naive, but also incompetent and slow.

You can get an hour or more's entertainment out of the scammer, leave them frustrated and give them nothing.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2021 10:46 AM (Jsjd7)

207 Duncanthrax,

Are you meeting us for lunch in SW Austin on May 28th?

Posted by: lin-duh 27-4 at May 14, 2021 10:42 AM (UUBmN)

You guys going to Kerby Cafe? Love there queso.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at May 14, 2021 10:46 AM (DjiZK)

208 @realDailyWire

'I Think I Can Use My Own Judgment On That': Pro-Abortion Pelosi Says She Can Decide Herself Whether She Can Take Communion

https://tinyurl.com/ygmgvhbr

Posted by: Tami at May 14, 2021 10:46 AM (cF8AT)

209
There's a really good checker at the Dollar Tree. I always make it a point to go in her line for my salt and vinegar pork rinds, because we always have a nice little chat. One day, her register ran out of some denomination, and she had to call a manager to bring more. The guy in front of me just unloaded on her about her terrible service. And it was his fault because he had requested weird change for a big bill.

So it can cut both ways.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 14, 2021 10:46 AM (Uh2oA)

210 I'm pretty sure beating customers to death is just normal youthful behavior, racists.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Only 24 total COVID related deaths in the military since 2019 at May 14, 2021 10:46 AM (wCgji)

211 One thing that annoyed me when I worked there was the big hispanic dudes who'd come in with a family and refuse to carry anything. The wife had to carry all the freight, they were around as body guards or something? So I'd load up this doom bag of everything heavy: cans, bags of flour, etc, and shove them into the arms of the guy to carry.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 10:41 AM (KZzsI)
---
"El Hombre".

My brother was in the Gulf war, and his unit was supplying the Kurds. The male Kurds used to laugh at the GIs running around providing them food and accommodations because that was "women's work" to them.

Posted by: Axeman at May 14, 2021 10:46 AM (cI7Oj)

212 Saw a local TV ad yesterday. Window/siding contractor looking for workers...never seen that before.
Posted by: BignJames at May 14, 2021 10:36 AM (AwYPR)

There is a bill in the LA legislature to authorize a $1000 bonus to people on unemployment to take a job.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 14, 2021 10:47 AM (Y5qcH)

213 Did I miss boobs?
Posted by: I used to have a different nic at May 14, 2021 10:45 AM (nR2nR)
++++
Not anymore!
https://is.gd/s0UgSa

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2021 10:47 AM (Jsjd7)

214
My brother was in the Gulf war, and his unit was supplying the Kurds. The male Kurds used to laugh at the GIs running around providing them food and accommodations because that was "women's work" to them.
Posted by: Axeman at May 14, 2021 10:46 AM (cI7Oj)



But America is the most sexist country on Earth.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 10:47 AM (Zz0t1)

215 If you *really* wanna have fun, play the dummy and reel them in. Build a virtual machine with Windows on it so they have a sandbox to play in...

You can get an hour or more's entertainment out of the scammer, leave them frustrated and give them nothing.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2021 10:46 AM (Jsjd7)

***

Holy cow I like this idea so much.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Only 24 total COVID related deaths in the military since 2019 at May 14, 2021 10:48 AM (wCgji)

216 'I Think I Can Use My Own Judgment On That': Pro-Abortion Pelosi Says She Can Decide Herself Whether She Can Take Communion

https://tinyurl.com/ygmgvhbr
Posted by: Tami at May 14, 2021 10:46 AM (cF8AT)


Right, because that's how it works.

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 14, 2021 10:48 AM (Ez6QX)

217 Duncanthrax,
Are you meeting us for lunch in SW Austin on May 28th?
Posted by: lin-duh 27-4 at May 14, 2021 10:42 AM


Just cleared last issue. Yes.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 14, 2021 10:48 AM (DMUuz)

218 I used to frequent Kirby Lane on Research Blvd back in the day. Great breakfast.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 14, 2021 10:48 AM (5cd/T)

219
Pelosi is so arrogant. I mean, I know the Holy See bends its knee to the American power demons who masquerade as Catholics, but if they ever decided to excommunicate these blood-soaked babykillers, it would NOT be Pelosi's choice at all.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 14, 2021 10:48 AM (Uh2oA)

220 'I Think I Can Use My Own Judgment On That': Pro-Abortion Pelosi Says She Can Decide Herself Whether She Can Take Communion

https://tinyurl.com/ygmgvhbr
Posted by: Tami at May 14, 2021 10:46 AM (cF8AT)
---
Yeah, who needs the Successor of Peter chiming in on that when you belong to a sect whose big distinction in Succession.

Who is he? Fuck him.

Posted by: Axeman at May 14, 2021 10:49 AM (cI7Oj)

221 Duncanthrax,

Are you meeting us for lunch in SW Austin on May 28th?

Posted by: lin-duh 27-4 at May 14, 2021 10:42 AM (UUBmN)

You guys going to Kerby Cafe? Love there queso.


Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at May 14, 2021 10:46 AM (DjiZK)


I've been to the one in Westlake. Nice!

Posted by: Diogenes at May 14, 2021 10:49 AM (axyOa)

222 'I Think I Can Use My Own Judgment On That': Pro-Abortion Pelosi Says She Can Decide Herself Whether She Can Take Communion


Wow. That's not how that works, but you sure can see the high and mighty attitude of pure royalty on that cuunt with THAT statement.......

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 10:49 AM (Zz0t1)

223 219
Pelosi is so arrogant. I mean, I know the Holy See bends its knee to the American power demons who masquerade as Catholics, but if they ever decided to excommunicate these blood-soaked babykillers, it would NOT be Pelosi's choice at all.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 14, 2021 10:48 AM (Uh2oA)

==========

Francis ain't no spring chicken.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 10:49 AM (LvTSG)

224 Holy cow I like this idea so much.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Only 24 total COVID related deaths in the military since 2019 at May 14, 2021 10:48 AM (wCgji)
++++
I view it as a bit of public defense. The more time I can make them waste with me (if I have it to spare), the fewer calls they're making to innocent, unsophisticated marks.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2021 10:49 AM (Jsjd7)

225 I used to frequent Kirby Lane on Research Blvd back in the day. Great breakfast.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 14, 2021 10:48 AM (5cd/T)

I did as well, great place and one of the few reasons to drive down into Austin from Liberty Hill.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at May 14, 2021 10:50 AM (DjiZK)

226 If you *really* wanna have fun, play the dummy and reel them in. Build a virtual machine with Windows on it so they have a sandbox to play in. For extra points, have some juicy-looking stuff like a folder with Excel files in it called "Finances." Let them in to play. Be extremely trusting and naive, but also incompetent and slow.

You can get an hour or more's entertainment out of the scammer, leave them frustrated and give them nothing.
Posted by: Joe Mannix



And have that one "finance" file be a destructive virus that they "steal".

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2021 10:50 AM (OCTRt)

227 Ask a mountain man how to handle our problems?

Not me, I was just a hardcore backpacker. Just looking for a mountain man might be dangerous. And he would hurt our feeling, but give moonshine out afterwards.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at May 14, 2021 10:50 AM (QeenG)

228 'I Think I Can Use My Own Judgment On That': Pro-Abortion Pelosi Says She Can Decide Herself Whether She Can Take Communion

***

I suspect most leftists think like this.

Remember when Obama said that sin was when he did something that he thought was out of step with what he usually preferred to do?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Only 24 total COVID related deaths in the military since 2019 at May 14, 2021 10:50 AM (wCgji)

229 Once I went laser I never looked back. Cheap B&W Brothers are out there for $80 or so, with cheap toner that gets 3000+ pages IIRC. After we needed color we moved to a $200 Canon and use $50 knockoff toner.

Night and day. The only drawback is you can't print heat-sensitive things like iron-on t-shirt transfer sheets, but that's pretty much the only downside we've discovered.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Only 24 total COVID related deaths in the military since 2019 at May 14, 2021 10:37 AM (wCgji)

I had a laser printer for a while. It cacked out. And I really needed color. The big problem with most home/small business printers is the sheet feeder. It is damned hard to build a sheet feeder that will reliably feed single sheets of paper from a stack, especially if static cling is present. Tractor feed printers were a little more trouble to load initially, but dead-nuts reliable until the paper was exhausted.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 14, 2021 10:50 AM (G+C8N)

230 Quilter's Irish Death ,
Not Kerry. Are you in the area? My email is in my nic if you want details.

Posted by: lin-duh 27-4 at May 14, 2021 10:50 AM (UUBmN)

231 The miscreants hired by our local supermarket chains are the reason I loathe getting more items than I can reasonably scan in the self-checkout line. If I ever hope to hear the formerly customary "pleases" and "thank yous," they come solely from the automated teller.

Posted by: red speck at May 14, 2021 10:50 AM (gS3OW)

232 My local Home Depot guys know a lot more than the Lowes idiots. Could just be my local ones.

Posted by: ... at May 14, 2021 10:50 AM (VQQAx)

233 213 Did I miss boobs?
Posted by: I used to have a different nic at May 14, 2021 10:45 AM (nR2nR)
++++
Not anymore!
https://is.gd/s0UgSa
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2021 10:47 AM (Jsjd7)

I knew the Horde wouldn't let me down.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at May 14, 2021 10:51 AM (jvt6t)

234 Jordan Peterson advises that we not raise kids that other people will dislike. Not talking about curtailing civil rights, just raising children.

Posted by: JM in Florida at May 14, 2021 10:51 AM (HCeRP)

235 My mom gets these "your x is messed up and we are helping out" calls almost daily. She doesn't buy any of their crap but sometimes calls me to check.

Like the last one claiming to be a bank she doesn't go to telling her that her credit card she doesn't have is overcharged.

The problem is that she is too polite and from a generation that thinks its awful to hang up on someone in the middle of a call. So she keeps talking to them and apologizing trying to hang up and they're trained to keep people on the line.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 10:51 AM (KZzsI)

236 Go to Lowes or Home depot and look for the fifty-plus year old
redneck, or the guy who looks like he's an outlaw biker or Viking on the
weekends. They know everything in their department backwards and
forwards, and know the guy to talk to if they don't. And your order
won't get screwed up either.



Posted by: exdem13 at May 14, 2021 10:44 AM (W+kMI)
Bingo. Their hands also tell the story. Did they spend their life holding a pen or a hammer. I was in there last week, and I needed the copper straps for copper pipe, and I found 1 in a box by the PVC fittings. I asked the dude if they have any more. He says they're copper, so they're over by the copper. I said yeah, but I found them over by the PVC. He says oh that won't do and starts organizing the shelves. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 14, 2021 10:51 AM (VwHCD)

237 Gun maker relocating headquarters in Middle Tennessee, investing $7.2 million


"While TROY has enjoyed a very successful period of growth in Massachusetts, the changing climate for firearms manufacturers in the state determined the need for our relocation to Tennessee to ensure the continued success of the company," Steve Troy, president and CEO, Troy Industries, Inc., said. "We are excited to begin this new venture and appreciate all the support we have already received from Representative Mark Green, Governor Bill Lee and the state of Tennessee in making this relocation possible."

https://tinyurl.com/e3b94jhv

Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 10:51 AM (+Vt0n)

238 'I Think I Can Use My Own Judgment On That': Pro-Abortion Pelosi Says She Can Decide Herself Whether She Can Take Communion
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Theologically, isn't this attitude (it is between the Almighty and me and the Church needn't be involved) fairly anti-Catholic?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2021 10:52 AM (Jsjd7)

239 My brother was in the Gulf war, and his unit was supplying the Kurds. The male Kurds used to laugh at the GIs running around providing them food and accommodations because that was "women's work" to them.
Posted by: Axeman at May 14, 2021 10:46 AM (cI7Oj)

Had similar experiences over there. Thought it was weird how they always put women in the back of their trucks. The interpreters told me it was because men sit up front. Wouldn't you want your hot wife in the truck cab with you?

Posted by: Broseidon at May 14, 2021 10:52 AM (bPUO8)

240
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Beating people to death is just a normal phase normal teenagers go through.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 14, 2021 10:52 AM (VVEnO)

241 Quilter's Irish Death ,

Not Kerry. Are you in the area? My email is in my nic if you want details.

Posted by: lin-duh 27-4 at May 14, 2021 10:50 AM (UUBmN)

Unfortunately no, hopefully back out that way by the end of the year. We used to live up between Liberty Hill and Georgetown.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at May 14, 2021 10:52 AM (DjiZK)

242 If you *really* wanna have fun, play the dummy and reel them in. Build a virtual machine with Windows on it so they have a sandbox to play in. For extra points, have some juicy-looking stuff like a folder with Excel files in it called "Finances." Let them in to play. Be extremely trusting and naive, but also incompetent and slow.

This trick still works, but you have to do a little bit more work than that. You have to make the VM seem like its actually a daily driver computer. Lots of files on the desktop, folders, programs that don't come bundled standard (ninite is good for this). Some of the smarter ones will even open up This PC -> Properties where it'll tell you if it's a VM. I think there's a way to change that value as well.

Posted by: bonhomme at May 14, 2021 10:52 AM (YYlyE)

243 Meet Stefanik, the new Liz Cheney.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at May 14, 2021 10:52 AM (Nh7jF)

244 They drive their employees like cattle going to the slaughter. My son worked at a fulfillment center for a while last year, and it was exhausting for him, working 10-12 hour days on the weekend.
And no, he's not wimp.
He now hates Jeff Bezos, so it was a learning experience.
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....Outlaw in America

I know, most of the time I can find something on Walmart or Target, even if I pay a little more I don't care, I can afford it. I don't want to support Bezos, he's not just a modern day slave driver, but he shills for the left communism for everybody else but not for him.

Posted by: MaureenTheTemp at May 14, 2021 10:52 AM (GZ/yK)

245 >>187 It's easy to pick out the older guys who don't quite
fit in. They used to do real work and it shows. They just got run over
by globalization.

Posted by: t-bird at May 14, 2021 10:32 AM (3fR4G)

On the flip side, I remember older coworkers about 15-25 years ago who'd smugly brag about "not knowing anything about computers."
They shut up or disappeared in the ensuing decade.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at May 14, 2021 10:52 AM (vuisn)

246 238 'I Think I Can Use My Own Judgment On That': Pro-Abortion Pelosi Says She Can Decide Herself Whether She Can Take Communion
++++
Theologically, isn't this attitude (it is between the Almighty and me and the Church needn't be involved) fairly anti-Catholic?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2021 10:52 AM (Jsjd7)

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Fairly? How about wholly.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 10:52 AM (LvTSG)

247 Popes have met evil ends.

Posted by: torabora at May 14, 2021 10:52 AM (eCWrU)

248 >>Pro-Abortion Pelosi Says She Can Decide Herself Whether She Can Take Communion



Perfection.
On par with the self-own by Chelsea Clinton speaking about abortion, lamenting the fact that abortion was not an option for her grandmother when she had an unwanted pregnancy (Hillary).

Posted by: Lizzy at May 14, 2021 10:52 AM (bDqIh)

249 If you can find one, we've had extremely good luck with our Canon MF644CDW. We just use it for light office/ household/ family stuff, though.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Only 24 total COVID related deaths in the military since 2019 at May 14, 2021 10:53 AM (wCgji)

250 Any Cen Tex moron who would like to meet up for lunch in SW Austin on May 28th, send me an email in my nic. This will be at a public venue so pants are required and family/friends are welcome.

Posted by: lin-duh 27-4 at May 14, 2021 10:53 AM (UUBmN)

251 184

The article claims that they want to cut personnel to save money for use on new weapon systems. My bet is that within a couple years those programs are all drastically reduced or killed outright, since a smaller force means smaller orders, which means suddenly rising unit costs, which because an excuse for claiming that the program is a waste of money.
=========
I whole-heartedly agree with the military weakening itself on flesh and blood soldiers versus the Republic at large. However! I think the force reductions are also predicated on the purchase of more combat-capable drones, UPVs, and actual robots. The Military-Industrial Complex has been very pro-automation these past few years. It's easier to fight endless wars against Eastasia and Eurasia when there are fewer meatbag soldiers doing the actual fighting.

Posted by: exdem13 at May 14, 2021 10:53 AM (W+kMI)

252
Remember when Obama said that sin was when he did something that he thought was out of step with what he usually preferred to do?

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OK, for argument's sake, let's talk about Lady YD. She is a reflexively good and kind person. For her that definition would hold - the broader definition of "sin" would line up very closely with "uncharacteristic behavior for Lady YD."

But I have a sneaking suspicion that Obama might not be a good guy. Like, maybe he's a shifty grifter who sins all the time.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 14, 2021 10:53 AM (Uh2oA)

253 If you are writing a letter of complaint, always address it to the Chief Marketing Officer or the Customer Experience Officer of the company, that is the only way it will be dealt with...I complained to the CMO of Verizon and got a new phone once, it works

Posted by: KT in SL, TX at May 14, 2021 10:53 AM (xN7Z/)

254 Remember when Obama said that sin was when he did something that he thought was out of step with what he usually preferred to do?
___

Boy, is he in for a surprise.

And he will have eternity to see the error of his ways.

Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 10:53 AM (+Vt0n)

255 This trick still works, but you have to do a little bit more work than that. You have to make the VM seem like its actually a daily driver computer. Lots of files on the desktop, folders, programs that don't come bundled standard (ninite is good for this). Some of the smarter ones will even open up This PC -> Properties where it'll tell you if it's a VM. I think there's a way to change that value as well.
Posted by: bonhomme at May 14, 2021 10:52 AM (YYlyE)
++++
Yup. It's easy enough to do, though. There at least to be a number of honeypot VMs available for download that you could just change the serial number on. They're probably still out there. But really, that play is all about the love of the game...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2021 10:53 AM (Jsjd7)

256 Jordan showed her boobs off?

Huh.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 14, 2021 10:32 AM (5cd/T)

Not yet, but it's her idea, so we're working on it.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 10:33 AM


Perhaps some strategically placed bacon would help...

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 14, 2021 10:53 AM (m+jkK)

257 #244
It's called work for a reason.

Posted by: torabora at May 14, 2021 10:54 AM (eCWrU)

258 Pelosi is so arrogant. I mean, I know the Holy See bends its knee to the American power demons who masquerade as Catholics, but if they ever decided to excommunicate these blood-soaked babykillers, it would NOT be Pelosi's choice at all.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 14, 2021 10:48 AM (Uh2oA)

With the pope ignoring the gay weddings done by their German priests, I wouldn't expect this anytime soon.

Posted by: Broseidon at May 14, 2021 10:54 AM (bPUO8)

259 My "customer service" pet peeves:

1. When "thank you" gets a "Not a problem" in response. Of course its not a problem- its your job!! Say you're welcome or my pleasure. Geez!

2. "Welcome In!" Welcome. Just Welcome!!!

3. When you call to complain and you give a big explanation and they obviously read their pat response: "I can see why that made you upset" or "Im sorry you experienced that." Very robotic. How about, Yikes! Thats horrible!

Posted by: LASue at May 14, 2021 10:54 AM (Ed8Zd)

260 >Wouldn't you want your hot wife in the truck cab with you?
Posted by: Broseidon


not if she's all pissed off from sitting in back all that time-

Posted by: DB- just DB at May 14, 2021 10:54 AM (iTXRQ)

261 Since apparently some people aren't cooperating, here's another pretty redhead near water:

You are a great American.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at May 14, 2021 10:55 AM (HaL55)

262 Don't matter how good or kind you think you are.

Everybody is a sinner.

Only way to God is through Jesus.

Don't care if you agree with that or not.

Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 10:55 AM (+Vt0n)

263 'I Think I Can Use My Own Judgment On That': Pro-Abortion Pelosi Says She Can Decide Herself Whether She Can Take Communion

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I sympathize. A lot of those Biblical prohibitions really harsh my mellow.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 14, 2021 10:55 AM (VVEnO)

264 OK why the HP hate...did they say something woke?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 14, 2021 10:56 AM (GPwVZ)

265 Congress is proposing cutting US Army end strength down to 390k. The 'savings' would be given to the USAF, Marines, and Navy.

Didn't they just cut the size of the Marines, including getting rid of all Marine tanks?

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at May 14, 2021 10:56 AM (nR2nR)

266 >>They drive their employees like cattle going to the slaughter. My son worked at a fulfillment center for a while last year, and it was exhausting for him, working 10-12 hour days on the weekend.
And no, he's not wimp.
He now hates Jeff Bezos, so it was a learning experience.
- - - -

Yes, and they are hiring like crazy because of all the small businesses that went under during the lockdown. So when someone complains about people not getting back to work, you have to consider that pre-covid work may have been a lot better, and now they are being called lazy for not stepping up to work at Amazon or Walmart at a reduced salary, and far reduced treatment by their new global mega-corporate overlords employers.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 14, 2021 10:56 AM (bDqIh)

267 Wouldn't you want your hot wife in the truck cab with you?
Posted by: Broseidon


not if she's all pissed off from sitting in back all that time-
Posted by: DB


Especially if she smells like three day old tuna sitting in the desert.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2021 10:56 AM (OCTRt)

268 228. Is this like " my truth", or if it feels good, do it?

Posted by: CN at May 14, 2021 10:56 AM (ONvIw)

269 I will readily admit that I would NOT want to work in CS. I've seen way too much idiocy out there, especially in the past year or so.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at May 14, 2021 10:56 AM (W4eKo)

270 The problem is that she is too polite and from a generation that thinks its awful to hang up on someone in the middle of a call. So she keeps talking to them and apologizing trying to hang up and they're trained to keep people on the line.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 10:51 AM (KZzsI)

Also of the generation that just cannot not answer a phone call. My MIL is the same way. I keep telling her if you don't recognize the number let it go to voicemail. If they don't leave a msg...it's a scam. And sometimes it's a scam even if they do leave a msg.

Posted by: Tami at May 14, 2021 10:56 AM (cF8AT)

271 'I Think I Can Use My Own Judgment On That': Pro-Abortion Pelosi Says She Can Decide Herself Whether She Can Take Communion

Therefore whoever eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.
--I Corinthians 11: 27

Can't say she wasn't warned

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 10:56 AM (KZzsI)

272 Don't matter how good or kind you think you are.

Everybody is a sinner.

Only way to God is through Jesus.

Don't care if you agree with that or not.

Posted by: SMH
-x-
Bingo! Amen!

Posted by: lin-duh 27-4 at May 14, 2021 10:57 AM (UUBmN)

273 Try digging shoulder deep OHSA illegal ditches by hand and then tell me fulfillment center work is too much.

Posted by: torabora at May 14, 2021 10:57 AM (eCWrU)

274 Jordan Peterson advises that we not raise kids that other people will dislike. Not talking about curtailing civil rights, just raising children.
Posted by: JM in Florida at May 14, 2021 10:51 AM (HCeRP)
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So, knifefights, or no?

Posted by: Axeman at May 14, 2021 10:57 AM (cI7Oj)

275 It's funny how difficult it is to easily search for things online these days. Regardless:

FALSANI: “Do you believe in sin?”

OBAMA: “Yes.”

FALSANI: “What is sin?”

OBAMA: “Being out of alignment with my values.”

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Only 24 total COVID related deaths in the military since 2019 at May 14, 2021 10:57 AM (wCgji)

276 Republicans are running from material discussions about January 6th. Is it any wonder the media believes that is their kryptonite, and something that will divide the Republican Caucus?
WAKE THE HELL UP!

Posted by: Marcus T at May 14, 2021 10:57 AM (VpIIl)

277 "While TROY has enjoyed a very successful period of growth in Massachusetts, the changing climate for firearms manufacturers in the state determined the need for our relocation to Tennessee to ensure the continued success of the company," Steve Troy, president and CEO, Troy Industries, Inc., said. "We are excited to begin this new venture and appreciate all the support we have already received from Representative Mark Green, Governor Bill Lee and the state of Tennessee in making this relocation possible."

https://tinyurl.com/e3b94jhv
Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 10:51 AM


The way MA is going, I wouldn't be surprised to see S&W say screw it and leave the state.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 14, 2021 10:57 AM (m+jkK)

278 OK why the HP hate...did they say something woke?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 14, 2021 10:56 AM (GPwVZ)
++++
I think it's more about slowly degrading quality and serviceability of hardware over the past twenty years. They're not alone in manufacturing semi-disposable goods masquerading as what used to be major appliances.

Although the tortured paper path of early aughts HP duplex laser printers is something that should have resulted in some people being imprisoned in the Hague...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2021 10:57 AM (Jsjd7)

279 Can we go back to talking about seeing Jordan's boobs?
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt

wait, did we get to see them?

Posted by: SturmToddler at May 14, 2021 10:57 AM (8D42x)

280 OK why the HP hate...did they say something woke?
Posted by: Nevergiveup


Their crap doesn't work.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2021 10:57 AM (OCTRt)

281 Remember when Obama said that sin was when he did something that he thought was out of step with what he usually preferred to do?
-------

Yeah he said sin was something out of line with his values. What a turd. Honestly.

Posted by: ... at May 14, 2021 10:57 AM (VQQAx)

282 Was anyone angered in the first Mission Impossible movie when they turned Jim Phelps into the bad guy?

Just curious.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 10:57 AM (LvTSG)

283 264 OK why the HP hate...did they say something woke?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 14, 2021 10:56 AM (GPwVZ)

No, they just make crap products.

Posted by: Tami at May 14, 2021 10:57 AM (cF8AT)

284 >>> 'I Think I Can Use My Own Judgment On That': Pro-Abortion Pelosi Says She Can Decide Herself Whether She Can Take Communion


There are times where I have skipped it because I felt unusually non-Christian at times. I don't think I ever thought I could make that determination, though, But I'm not as Catholic as Pelosi.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at May 14, 2021 10:57 AM (bkUtD)

285 264 OK why the HP hate...did they say something woke?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 14, 2021 10:56 AM (GPwVZ)


Nah they're just shit products.

Posted by: Buzzion at May 14, 2021 10:57 AM (G2zl5)

286 *Sighs, deeper and longer*
Posted by: JT at May 14, 2021 10:45 AM (arJlL)


*pokes JT*

Have you Morons forgotten who controls the bacon?

Posted by: creeper, Moron Labe at May 14, 2021 10:58 AM (XxJt1)

287 Well are we free enough to make love in the backseat, while the car drives?

Posted by: humphreyrobot at May 14, 2021 10:58 AM (QeenG)

288 Oh yeah no problems with HPiece of Shit. Why do you ask?

Posted by: ... at May 14, 2021 10:58 AM (VQQAx)

289 274 Jordan Peterson advises that we not raise kids that other people will dislike. Not talking about curtailing civil rights, just raising children.
Posted by: JM in Florida at May 14, 2021 10:51 AM (HCeRP)
---
So, knifefights, or no?
Posted by: Axeman at May 14, 2021 10:57 AM (cI7Oj)

That depends on whether knifefights are in this year. Though things supposedly come back around every couple decades.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at May 14, 2021 10:58 AM (z5Vrg)

290 Therefore whoever eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.
--I Corinthians 11: 27

Can't say she wasn't warned
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 10:56 AM (KZzsI)
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I doubt that Dem "Catholics" actually believe that anyway.

Her "divine spark" was mystic crap.

Posted by: Axeman at May 14, 2021 10:58 AM (cI7Oj)

291 My local Home Depot guys know a lot more than the Lowes idiots. Could just be my local ones.

Posted by: ... at May 14, 2021 10:50 AM (VQQAx)
From my experience Lowes tilts a bit towards the average home owner. Home depot tilts a bit towards the trades dude. I usually find more ex trade guys working at home depot.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 14, 2021 10:58 AM (VwHCD)

292 > Is this like " my truth", or if it feels good, do it?

When I hear, "my truth", my brain translates it to, "I know it's a lie, you know it's a lie, but I demand you accept it anyway." That doesn't go over well with bonhomme.

Posted by: bonhomme at May 14, 2021 10:59 AM (YYlyE)

293 The way MA is going, I wouldn't be surprised to see S&W say screw it and leave the state.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState


You saw how quick MagPul pulled out of Colorado?

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2021 10:59 AM (OCTRt)

294 Hiya creeper !

(I don't eat meat on Fridays)

Posted by: JT at May 14, 2021 10:59 AM (arJlL)

295 OK why the HP hate...did they say something woke?
Posted by: Nevergiveup

***

Same thing as a lot of other products that used to be great. They lost their way with cost cutting and chasing pointless innovation (no instruction manuals in packages covers both) instead of maintaining quality.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Only 24 total COVID related deaths in the military since 2019 at May 14, 2021 10:59 AM (wCgji)

296
When "thank you" gets a "Not a problem" in response. Of course its not a problem- its your job!! Say you're welcome or my pleasure. Geez!

--------

Oh, that burns my mom's britches.

But it actually doesn't bother me much. "Your welcome" means the same thing; the sentiment is the same. Roughly a billion or so Spanish speakers say "de nada" all the time, and it's not to be rude to each other.

So, sometimes I say it just to needle her a little, lol.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 14, 2021 10:59 AM (Uh2oA)

297 Also of the generation that just cannot not answer a phone call.

My mom is getting better at screeing phone calls, she generally won't answer if she does not know the name, but if its something local or a business she recognizes she still answers.

Its hilarious, Garbage had a hit song about a girl being forced to start screening her phone calls because a guy won't leave her alone, now its the extreme outlier when someone just answers the phone when it rings. Hell, most younger people would much rather just text and hate phone calls.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 10:59 AM (KZzsI)

298
I have an old HP LaserJet P2035n that I bought used about 12 years ago for about $100. Still runs like a champ (although a touch noisier than more modern printers). No wireless, so I have it hard wired to ethernet, and I never have problems with it. A two-pack of knock-off toner from fleabay is about $20.

There's a bunch of them on fleabay now, still around $100 ea.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 14, 2021 10:59 AM (n+4am)

299 The way MA is going, I wouldn't be surprised to see S&W say screw it and leave the state.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState

___

I've only been to that state once, when I was driving.

Had to drop a trailer off near Boston.

Not a friendly place.

No reason to travel to the northeast ever again.

Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 11:00 AM (+Vt0n)

300 Also let's not forget Carly.

Posted by: ... at May 14, 2021 11:00 AM (VQQAx)

301 Everyone makes crap products these days because it's cheaper to make Chinese junk than anything quality. Additionally, IIRC, they actually lose money on the printers, but make up for it with the ink/toner so there's not a whole lot of incentive to make a quality printer.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at May 14, 2021 11:00 AM (jOcSX)

302 It can work the other way as well. I provide A LOT of customer support to faculty and students. I bend over backwards to try and help students because I want them to be successful. Then they don't respond or ignore requests to participate in troubleshooting. At the end of the semester, suddenly they demand they get their "A" in a course. They didn't do enough to get one, but still they demand it.

Posted by: Lord Squirrel at May 14, 2021 11:00 AM (ZIoLS)

303 Some of the HP printers are very good units. It's the only thing they've done well in the past 25 years.

Posted by: ... at May 14, 2021 11:00 AM (VQQAx)

304 As someone who knows a great deal about tech as a hobby, it's incredibly frustrating to have to speak to customer service in Bangladesh and have to spend 45 minutes to eventually get them to do the thing that I told them they needed to do in literally the first 30 seconds of the phone call.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Only 24 total COVID related deaths in the military since 2019 at May 14, 2021 10:19 AM (wCgji)

Worse? I'm a Microsoft Certified System Engineer... hell I TAUGHT IT for Microsoft 'partners' for years.

They used to have a help desk number JUST for MCSEs... but they discontinued it years ago... so now? Yup, have to go through the standard crap from someone who can't speaka da English well, and does not know crap beyond the Script... the very script I've ALREADY done.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 14, 2021 11:00 AM (oHd/0)

305 >Was anyone angered in the first Mission Impossible movie when they turned Jim Phelps into the bad guy?


I was angry at the helicopter-inside-the-tunnel gag, which was so over the top it was laughable

Posted by: DB- just DB at May 14, 2021 11:00 AM (iTXRQ)

306 From my experience Lowes tilts a bit towards the average home owner. Home depot tilts a bit towards the trades dude. I usually find more ex trade guys working at home depot.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division

Exactly.
Home Depot - Repair
Lowe's - Remodel and re-furnish

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2021 11:00 AM (OCTRt)

307 301 disposable Chinese goods.

Posted by: CN at May 14, 2021 11:01 AM (ONvIw)

308 True about how Obama and lefties view sin as anything outside of their current values.

Posted by: Broseidon at May 14, 2021 11:01 AM (bPUO8)

309 I feel pretty strongly about civility. You don't have to like the person, care about them, or anything else, but if you treat everyone civilly we can greatly improve the quality of our lives.

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 14, 2021 11:01 AM (o25GB)

310 My local Home Depot guys know a lot more than the Lowes idiots. Could just be my local ones.
Posted by: ... at May 14, 2021 10:50 AM (VQQAx)
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My local HD is useless. Every HD I have been in over in the neighboring city is also useless. So are the various Lowes stores I've tried in Neighboring City. I dunno if it's my region or what (both were pretty good when I lived in CO), but here you are definitely on your own.

Where that's not true, though? Ace. They don't have the selection, but boy do they have the expertise. If it's something that they don't have but I can wait for, I do it every time. My local Ace are a bunch of very good, knowledgeable people (plus my local store seems to have a "hire cute girls to run the registers" policy. which ain't a bad play either).

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2021 11:01 AM (Jsjd7)

311 OK why the HP hate...did they say something woke?
Posted by: Nevergiveup


Their crap doesn't work.
Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2021 10:57 AM (OCTRt)


Precisely. Too many models, crappy parts. I had to return 3.

Posted by: runner at May 14, 2021 11:01 AM (V13WU)

312
Y'know what would really boost appreciation for customer service?

Knife fights!

I fondly recall the knife fight sleepovers we had when we were kids ...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 14, 2021 11:01 AM (pNxlR)

313 > Try digging shoulder deep OHSA illegal ditches by hand and then tell me fulfillment center work is too much.

Try working in a third world e-waste recycling plant and tell me digging shoulder deep OSHA illegal ditches by hand is too much.

Posted by: bonhomme at May 14, 2021 11:01 AM (YYlyE)

314 308 True about how Obama and lefties view sin as anything outside of their current values.
Posted by: Broseidon at May 14, 2021 11:01 AM (bPUO

=========

Bigots. What about tomorrow's values?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 11:01 AM (LvTSG)

315 o when someone complains about people not getting back to work, you have to consider that pre-covid work may have been a lot better, and now they are being called lazy for not stepping up to work at Amazon or Walmart at a reduced salary, and far reduced treatment by their new global mega-corporate overlords employers.
Posted by: Lizzy at May 14, 2021 10:56 AM (bDq

It's not just Amazon and Walmart looking to hire. And I'm sorry you can't get your dream job back and so would rather stay at home rather than get back to work at a pay scale less than what you were making before, just like I had to do when I was unemployed for two years and finally found another job.

Posted by: Buzzion at May 14, 2021 11:01 AM (G2zl5)

316 I've gone back to Hoe Depot because the people who work there are actually knowledgeable and want to help you. Lowes has become the place for a lot of people who know nothing, don't want to work and avoid talking to you best they can. No thanks.

Posted by: Marcus T at May 14, 2021 11:01 AM (VpIIl)

317 When "thank you" gets a "Not a problem" in response. Of course its not a problem- its your job!! Say you're welcome or my pleasure. Geez!

**

There's another recent one that I can't remember right now that is so weird to hear. Even grown ups have started to use it. It's similar to no problem but even more offensive. Not "no biggy" but similar.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Only 24 total COVID related deaths in the military since 2019 at May 14, 2021 11:01 AM (wCgji)

318 Empathy, is there a part of the brain that deals this?

Posted by: humphreyrobot at May 14, 2021 11:02 AM (QeenG)

319
Her "divine spark" was mystic crap.
Posted by: Axeman at May 14, 2021 10:58 AM (cI7Oj)

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Or... alternatively, it's a totally sweet lifestyle magazine:

https://tinyurl.com/2nk3yjwt

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 14, 2021 11:02 AM (Uh2oA)

320 Hey grocer, Your minimum wage employee puts minimal effort into her job....
Concerned patron, My minimum wage employee showed up today....In this day and age, that means all work expectations were exceeded and you're talking about employee of the week. With government support iof the worthless and lazy, getting enough butts out of the recliners and on to the work floor is a task for Sisyphus. There's good employees and clock watchers and a supply shortage of both.

Posted by: Downcast at May 14, 2021 11:02 AM (5eIA9)

321 Also of the generation that just cannot not answer a phone call.

My mom is getting better at screeing phone calls, she generally won't answer if she does not know the name, but if its something local or a business she recognizes she still answers.

Its hilarious, Garbage had a hit song about a girl being forced to start screening her phone calls because a guy won't leave her alone, now its the extreme outlier when someone just answers the phone when it rings. Hell, most younger people would much rather just text and hate phone calls.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 10:59 AM (KZzsI)

are you thinking No Doubt?

Posted by: SturmToddler at May 14, 2021 11:02 AM (8D42x)

322 God does it my way!

Posted by: Pelosi Sings Sinatra! at May 14, 2021 11:02 AM (VVEnO)

323 Some of y'all might have gotten burned buy some of the shit that HP sells, but if you know what to get, it's some good shit.

Posted by: Broseidon at May 14, 2021 11:02 AM (bPUO8)

324 You saw how quick MagPul pulled out of Colorado?
Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2021 10:59 AM


Yep. S&W is a major employer around here, but the idiots on bacon Hill are specifically targeting some of their products. The reasoning seems to be "we don't allow you to sell those evil, scary assault weapons here, why should you be allowed to manufacture them for export to states that do allow them?" If I were S&W, I'd be looking for commercial property in TX.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 14, 2021 11:02 AM (m+jkK)

325 OK why the HP hate...did they say something woke?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 14, 2021 10:56 AM (GPwVZ)

Their quality has gone down the shitter.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 14, 2021 11:03 AM (G+C8N)

326 FALSANI: “What is sin?”

OBAMA: “Being out of alignment with my values.”
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Only 24 total COVID related deaths in the military since 2019 at May 14, 2021 10:57 AM (wCgji)
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I believe that just like when he said he believed in "American Exceptionalism" and then went on to say "just like the Japanese believe in 'Japanese Exceptionalism' and the Germans believe in 'German Exceptionalism'," and so on.

Meaning that he was taking it from a subjective perspective. Oh, we think Obama sinned because it was out of alignment with our views.

Posted by: Axeman at May 14, 2021 11:03 AM (cI7Oj)

327 86% of gas stations in Washington, D.C., are out of fuel today.

Posted by: SMOD at May 14, 2021 11:03 AM (RHGPo)

328 re: customer service- I had fantastic service from Shark vacuums- 5 year warranty, no idea if I qualified but the woman (in Nova Scotia, I asked!) ran the serial number and asked if the address was the same and the part should be there in 5 days. Three minutes and unbelievably pleasant conversation! Part arrived in 5 days.

Posted by: free tibet at May 14, 2021 11:03 AM (AytXr)

329 6 year old critically wounded in Sderot

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 14, 2021 11:03 AM (GPwVZ)

330 > True about how Obama and lefties view sin as anything outside of their current values.
Posted by: Broseidon


which boils down to 'if I don't like it, it's wrong.'

Posted by: DB- just DB at May 14, 2021 11:03 AM (iTXRQ)

331 OBAMA: "Being out of alignment with my values."

Yeah that was the big reveal. He's not a Christian, not even close. He talks about Jesus like a great prophet, he defines sin as being up to his ethics rather than God's law, etc. Obama went to church but the church was basically a social justice hate factory. Which is no church at all, without a lampstand.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 11:03 AM (KZzsI)

332 Thinkpad is another one that I look back on fondly. They're still decent quality, but holy crap those old laptops were something else.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Only 24 total COVID related deaths in the military since 2019 at May 14, 2021 11:04 AM (wCgji)

333 From my experience Lowes tilts a bit towards the average home owner. Home depot tilts a bit towards the trades dude. I usually find more ex trade guys working at home depot.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division
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True.

Hubs buys a lot of wiring from HD (which, along with everything else, is getting more expensive by the day).

Folks wanting electricians to change their lightbulbs are digging deeper into their wallets as a result.

Gas is $3.22 on this side of the river...and with river traffic shut down due the bridge in Memphis...it's gonna get real interesting.

Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 11:04 AM (+Vt0n)

334 Thankfully, in my AO rude service is exceedingly rare. But it might just be my charming personality.

there are a couple of clerks in a couple of stores I avoid, however.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Confuzzled at May 14, 2021 11:04 AM (xPJvm)

335 330 > True about how Obama and lefties view sin as anything outside of their current values.
Posted by: Broseidon


which boils down to 'if I don't like it, it's wrong.'
Posted by: DB- just DB at May 14, 2021 11:03 AM (iTXRQ)

Technically that is how moral relativism works.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at May 14, 2021 11:05 AM (z5Vrg)

336 also, people are saying 'no worries!' now

I hate that shit too

Posted by: DB- just DB at May 14, 2021 11:05 AM (iTXRQ)

337 Is it too much to expect to be treated competently, respectfully and courteously? I'm afraid it is.
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And, and, and . . . Callers to a customer service line treat employees with courtesy and respect?

I'm lucky in that I always want to leave them laughing and appreciative so the rare times that I am not treated courteously and respectfully are total anomalies.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 14, 2021 11:05 AM (MIKMs)

338 Its hilarious, Garbage had a hit song about a girl being forced to start screening her phone calls because a guy won't leave her alone, now its the extreme outlier when someone just answers the phone when it rings. Hell, most younger people would much rather just text and hate phone calls.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 10:59 AM (KZzsI)
++++
That was without doubt actually No Doubt, with their hit single "Spiderwebs" of the album "Tragic Kingdom" (one of the better album names of the decade, as well as what was in my opinion No Doubt's best effort).
https://youtu.be/6ZktNItwexo

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2021 11:05 AM (Jsjd7)

339 86% of gas stations in Washington, D.C., are out of fuel today.
Posted by: SMOD

First good news.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at May 14, 2021 11:05 AM (QeenG)

340 FALSANI: "Do you believe in sin?"

OBAMA: "Yes."

FALSANI: "What is sin?"

OBAMA: "Being out of alignment with my values."


Proof right there Obama's not a Christian. A Christian would say, something like, "Being out of alignment with God." But Obama's answer puts HIM in the place of God, which is actually Satanic.

Posted by: bonhomme at May 14, 2021 11:05 AM (YYlyE)

341 No worries! That's it. Thanks.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Only 24 total COVID related deaths in the military since 2019 at May 14, 2021 11:05 AM (wCgji)

342 OK why the HP hate...did they say something woke?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 14, 2021 10:56 AM (GPwVZ)

Their quality has gone down the shitter.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 14, 2021 11:03 AM (G+C8N)
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And they can't even give you more than an oversized postcard, printed in 3 languages and a small paperback-sized two-page pamphlet as setup instructions, which *does not* cover first time installation of ink cartridges, so when you look on line the closest think you can find is how to *replace* ink cartridges.

Posted by: Axeman at May 14, 2021 11:05 AM (cI7Oj)

343 3. When you call to complain and you give a big explanation and they obviously read their pat response: "I can see why that made you upset" or "Im sorry you experienced that." Very robotic. How about, Yikes! Thats horrible!

Posted by: LASue at May 14, 2021 10:54 AM (Ed8Zd)


Perhaps you need a stress pill, LASue.

Posted by: HAL 9000 at May 14, 2021 11:05 AM (PiwSw)

344 which boils down to 'if I don't like it, it's wrong.'
Posted by: DB- just DB at May 14, 2021 11:03 AM (iTXRQ)

Makes sense, they're God in their own minds and thus anything they don't like is ungodly, filthy, forbidden.

Posted by: Thrawn at May 14, 2021 11:05 AM (Enc9Y)

345 Yeah HP has gone downhill but I still like them better than most other Printers.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 14, 2021 11:05 AM (GPwVZ)

346 which boils down to 'if I don't like it, it's wrong.'
Posted by: DB- just DB at May 14, 2021 11:03 AM (iTXRQ)

Which boils down to I am God

Posted by: ... at May 14, 2021 11:06 AM (VQQAx)

347 Hubs buys a lot of wiring from HD (which, along with everything else, is getting more expensive by the day).

Folks wanting electricians to change their lightbulbs are digging deeper into their wallets as a result.

Gas is $3.22 on this side of the river...and with river traffic shut down due the bridge in Memphis...it's gonna get real interesting.
Posted by: SMH


Quote on our barndominium went from $230k in March to $270k last week.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2021 11:06 AM (OCTRt)

348 De nada!

Posted by: lin-duh 27-4 at May 14, 2021 11:06 AM (UUBmN)

349
Thankfully, in my AO rude service is exceedingly rare. But it might just be my charming personality.

there are a couple of clerks in a couple of stores I avoid, however.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Confuzzled at May 14, 2021 11:04 AM (xPJvm)

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One of the things I love about CO is how nice all the people are. One of the things I hate about the human deluge from CA, is how much it's changing that.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 14, 2021 11:06 AM (Uh2oA)

350 >>It's not just Amazon and Walmart looking to hire. And I'm sorry you can't get your dream job back and so would rather stay at home rather than get back to work at a pay scale less than what you were making before, just like I had to do when I was unemployed for two years and finally found another job.


Oh, agreed, people have to compromise and adjust expectations. I am just annoyed how for most of 2020 the government/MSM/Left messaging was: STAY HOME, SAVE lives or your the greediest of bastards!!

And now it's: LAZY BASTARDS WON'T LEAVE HOME!! I see no aknowledgement of how government policies and MSM covid porn have significantly changed the job market, it's just always blame the people for not doing what they're told.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 14, 2021 11:06 AM (bDqIh)

351 That was without doubt actually No Doubt, with their hit single "Spiderwebs" of the album "Tragic Kingdom" (one of the better album names of the decade, as well as what was in my opinion No Doubt's best effort).

https://youtu.be/6ZktNItwexo
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2021 11:05 AM (Jsjd7)
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I love that song.

Posted by: Axeman at May 14, 2021 11:06 AM (cI7Oj)

352 are you thinking No Doubt?

Probably, I get the two bands mixed up in my head. Both came out around the same time, both with a female lead, both had similar styles.

which boils down to 'if I don't like it, it's wrong.'

Its worse than that. They define sin as what they think to be right and wrong at the moment and that means you're not just wrong if you disagree, you're evil. Leftists don't think you're confused or of a different opinion, they believe you are sinning.

And unlike actual Christianity which teaches redemption, love, and that sin is against God rather than us... they believe you're sinning against them.

And there is no way to be saved.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 11:06 AM (KZzsI)

353 339 86% of gas stations in Washington, D.C., are out of fuel today.
Posted by: SMOD

First good news.
Posted by: humphreyrobot at May 14, 2021 11:05 AM (QeenG)

14% too few.

My sympathies to any of our brethren who works near or on that Den of Iniquity though.

Posted by: Thrawn at May 14, 2021 11:06 AM (Enc9Y)

354 Proof right there Obama's not a Christian. A Christian would say, something like, "Being out of alignment with God." But Obama's answer puts HIM in the place of God, which is actually Satanic.
Posted by: bonhomme at May 14, 2021 11:05 AM (YYlyE)

Reminds me, bush isn't a Christian to many anymore either. Not with those lies he told about Trump voters.

Posted by: Broseidon at May 14, 2021 11:06 AM (bPUO8)

355 @scottwongDC

Another verbal altercation just happened in the House:

MTG's spokesman Nick Dyer told @RepSwalwell: "Biden says you can take off your mask"

Swalwell confronted Dyer, got in his face and according to Dyer, said: "You don't tell me what to fucking do!"

.@RepSwalwell responds: "No one should be bullied for wearing a mask. So I told the bully what I thought of his order. Predictably, he went speechless. I regret I wasn't more explicit."


And then he let go a fart not unlike a thunderclap....

Posted by: Tami at May 14, 2021 11:06 AM (cF8AT)

356 which boils down to 'if I don't like it, it's wrong.'
Posted by: DB- just DB

God and I don't like that!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 14, 2021 11:07 AM (VVEnO)

357 SMH, are you still here? Why is the river closed in Memphis?

Posted by: creeper, Moron Labe at May 14, 2021 11:07 AM (XxJt1)

358 86% of gas stations in Washington, D.C., are out of fuel today.
Posted by: SMOD

Must be because I filled up down there on Wednesday Morning ha?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 14, 2021 11:07 AM (GPwVZ)

359 Posted by: Axeman at May 14, 2021 10:16 AM
Had the same problem with an HP wireless printer. Tried everything the troubleshooting and web said I should do. I finally gave up and got a different brand.
My sister wanted the printer so I gave it to her. Her son in law is an IT help desk guy. It took him 2 visits, but it's up and running for her. I, on the other hand, would never have figured it out.
Good luck with the HP!

Posted by: 496 at May 14, 2021 11:07 AM (U1eOr)

360 My HD is pretty good. I go there a lot.
The local Lowes is fun just to see the circus clowns there...purple hair, high heels, studs, piercings and tats. And that's both the xen and xomen.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 14, 2021 11:07 AM (axyOa)

361 Quote on our barndominium went from $230k in March to $270k last week.
Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2021 11:06 AM (OCTRt)


Ouch.

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 14, 2021 11:07 AM (Ez6QX)

362 351 That was without doubt actually No Doubt, with their hit single "Spiderwebs" of the album "Tragic Kingdom" (one of the better album names of the decade, as well as what was in my opinion No Doubt's best effort).

https://youtu.be/6ZktNItwexo
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2021 11:05 AM (Jsjd7)
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I love that song.

Posted by: Axeman at May 14, 2021 11:06 AM (cI7Oj)

I knew a guy that thought the line where she sung "I screen my phones calls." was "I scream my balls off."

Caught him signing it once.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 14, 2021 11:08 AM (UuD2k)

363

.@RepSwalwell responds: "No one should be bullied for wearing a mask. So I told the bully what I thought of his order. Predictably, he went speechless. I regret I wasn't more explicit."


And then he let go a fart not unlike a thunderclap....
Posted by: Tami at May 14, 2021 11:06 AM (cF8AT


Surprised he didn't cuss in Chinese.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2021 11:08 AM (4fSQf)

364 Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2021 11:05 AM (Jsjd7)

I was a big fan. First two albums are awesome. Her voice was very soulful and I think quite underrated. Her solo career was crap. Should have tried to make real music but at that point a bit of an unrealistic expectation.

Posted by: ... at May 14, 2021 11:08 AM (VQQAx)

365 >>>Was anyone angered in the first Mission Impossible movie when they turned Jim Phelps into the bad guy?


Not really, he was actually a decent villain in it, IMO.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at May 14, 2021 11:08 AM (bkUtD)

366 This morning went into a donut shop sans mask. Been there a few times. The gals remember me because I always put a large donation in the tip jar.

They were refusing service to a guy who was maskless. A masked "Karen" stood behind him and scolded him for not being "able to read." A hands on hips scold. Told him to get out of her way.

Talked to the guy, he is vaccinated. I waved at the gal at the counter and the guy and I walked out. I am sure the Karen is a generous tipper.

Posted by: Mr. Barky at May 14, 2021 11:08 AM (hKi6n)

367 357 SMH, are you still here? Why is the river closed in Memphis?
Posted by: creeper, Moron Labe


Moose out front should've told you.

Posted by: 496 at May 14, 2021 11:08 AM (U1eOr)

368 324
If I were S&W, I'd be looking for commercial property in TX.
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They probably are shopping around for more southerly real estate. Wouldn't surprise me at all if there was a news story some day about S&W moving, and leaving the workforce behind to cry to the state capitol about the unfairness of it all.

Posted by: exdem13 at May 14, 2021 11:08 AM (W+kMI)

369 >Makes sense, they're God in their own minds and thus anything they don't like is ungodly, filthy, forbidden.


the flip side of that is, when they like something, they just assume others like it too, and can't comprehend when that doesn't happen

Posted by: DB- just DB at May 14, 2021 11:08 AM (iTXRQ)

370 Why is the river closed in Memphis?
Posted by: creeper, Moron Labe at May 14, 2021 11:07 AM


Moose out front shoulda told ya.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 14, 2021 11:08 AM (m+jkK)

371 Oh, MisHum, it's been a loooong time since we were the country of, "The Customer is Always Right!


My parents were born in the early 1920's and as far back as I can remember they always lamented the decline of customer service. As a child I didn't understand it, but now I sure do!

Especially airlines and especially now that every store is going the route of self-checkout...I feel like it's an annoyance for them to provide the goods or services that are the very reason for their existence!!

Posted by: RondinellaMamma - Trump is still The Duly Elected President of the USA at May 14, 2021 11:08 AM (8/7u2)

372 365 >>>Was anyone angered in the first Mission Impossible movie when they turned Jim Phelps into the bad guy?


Not really, he was actually a decent villain in it, IMO.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at May 14, 2021 11:08 AM (bkUtD)

=========

But is that not shitting on the character from the show? Peter Graves thought so.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 11:08 AM (LvTSG)

373 "You mean you're not on the phone with customer service?"

*looks over at hung up phone*

"No, ma'am."

*she leaves in a huff*

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 10:24 AM (LvTSG)

She could have left in a minute and a huff.

Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy at May 14, 2021 11:09 AM (zkS5c)

374 357 SMH, are you still here? Why is the river closed in Memphis?

Posted by: creeper, Moron Labe at May 14, 2021 11:07 AM (XxJt1)

One of the bridges cracked and the Coast Guard shut down river traffic. Was up to 800 barges now, I think.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 14, 2021 11:09 AM (UuD2k)

375 86% of gas stations in Washington, D.C., are out of fuel today.
Posted by: SMOD

I know Bluebell is out there...I hope she was able to get some before they ran out.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 14, 2021 11:09 AM (axyOa)

376 >>>Was anyone angered in the first Mission Impossible movie when they turned Jim Phelps into the bad guy?


I was, however, getting very tired of all of 24's villains turning out to be white guys.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at May 14, 2021 11:09 AM (bkUtD)

377 86% of gas stations in Washington, D.C., are out of fuel today.
Posted by: SMOD

Must be because I filled up down there on Wednesday Morning ha?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 14, 2021 11:07 AM (GPwVZ)

Did my part by filling up my half tank.

Posted by: Broseidon at May 14, 2021 11:09 AM (bPUO8)

378 > Also of the generation that just cannot not answer a phone call.

*raises hand*

I only voluntarily talk on the phone with people I want to spend time with. I'll talk on the phone with customer service if I have to. Otherwise, send me a damn text or email and I'll prioritize it accordingly.

Posted by: bonhomme at May 14, 2021 11:09 AM (YYlyE)

379 Although, I do greatly prefer Garbage to No Doubt (and Shirley Manson (yum) to Gwen Stefani).
Garbage - As Heaven is Wide:
https://youtu.be/w1I9kAgO4HQ

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2021 11:09 AM (Jsjd7)

380 No worries! That's it. Thanks.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Only 24 total COVID related deaths in the military since 2019 at May 14, 2021 11:05 AM (wCgji)

i work with a shit ton of Aussies (mining) and have adapted the vernacular. that's aussie for you're welcome, essentially. which isn't bad, but it has carried out of the office.

of course, their more colorful "language" has also made it into the office vernacular as well. makes for interesting mixed company meetings...

Posted by: SturmToddler at May 14, 2021 11:09 AM (8D42x)

381 Don't matter how good or kind you think you are.
Everybody is a sinner.
Only way to God is through Jesus.
Don't care if you agree with that or not.
Posted by: SMH

We are only saved by Grace, by the life, death and resurrection of Christ.
There are no good works that we can do on Earth that can equal that.
Pelosi had condemned herself, by her pride and vulgar defiance.
Chelsea said that if Jesus was alive today, he would be working for women to have "pro choice", ie, Abortions. Chelsea and her mother and father have also condemned themselve by their pride and self righteousness.
Only God can decide who shall be saved and who shall not, but these people condemn themselves by their own words. What other conclusion can you draw?

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....Outlaw in America at May 14, 2021 11:09 AM (vcOmj)

382 SMH, are you still here? Why is the river closed in Memphis?
Posted by: creeper
___

I-40 bridge over the Mississippi in Memphis has a crack.

Bridge is closed, no river traffic for the foreseeable future until repaired.

Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 11:09 AM (+Vt0n)

383 Everyone makes crap products these days because it's cheaper to make Chinese junk than anything quality. Additionally, IIRC, they actually lose money on the printers, but make up for it with the ink/toner so there's not a whole lot of incentive to make a quality printer.
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at May 14, 2021 11:00 AM (jOcSX)

Well, that's the scam, right there. They sell cheap-ass printers for an unbelievably low price, and they come with a pair of "demo" ink cartridges that are basically only a quarter full. When they run out, you have to buy the regular cartridges, and the pair will cost you more than the entire printer did.

And then, there's the "death gene" built into cartridges, that stops them from working after a certain time has elapsed, even if still near-full.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 14, 2021 11:09 AM (G+C8N)

384
@RepSwalwell responds: "No one should be bullied for wearing a mask. So I told the bully what I thought of his order. Predictably, he went speechless. I regret I wasn't more explicit."

And then he let go a fart not unlike a thunderclap....
Posted by: Tami at May 14, 2021 11:06 AM (cF8AT)

And then he presumably ordered a nuclear strike on Dyer's hometown. If I know Fartwell, anyway.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 14, 2021 11:09 AM (Uh2oA)

385 Why is the river closed in Memphis?
Posted by: creeper


Bridge crack. Serious.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2021 11:10 AM (OCTRt)

386 AT&T has consistently been my 'Customer Service' fail. After wading through sundry menus on the phone, one is finally connected with, apparently Calcutta, and greeted with a singsong . 'Hello, my names is Pheelup...' . Uh, right, Philip.

In the case of Dominion Energy, I never was able to connect to a live person about a service problem.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2021 11:10 AM (830x5)

387 >>>86% of gas stations in Washington, D.C., are out of fuel today.
Posted by: SMOD


Is there a more apt comparison between Trump and Biden?

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at May 14, 2021 11:10 AM (bkUtD)

388 Posted by: Lizzy at May 14, 2021 11:06 AM (bDqIh)

You're my go-to for poignant well reasoned sense around here. Not that there aren't others but you're always right on.

Posted by: ... at May 14, 2021 11:10 AM (VQQAx)

389 Bridge crack. Serious.
Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2021 11:10 AM


Wait..where?!

Posted by: Hunter at May 14, 2021 11:10 AM (m+jkK)

390 To be fair, a lot of our service industry consists of low-wage people who had to keep working through the recent COVID lockdown fiascos, largely ignored.

While there are certainly a lot of dicks out there, there are also a lot of people who kept smiling and working through a dark year, not getting paid any extra, and having to expose themselves to hundreds of strangers a day. The ones who kept my personal infrastructure going, letting me buy food, clothes, phones, and everything else I needed.

Nobody writes about the ones who just quietly and politely get the job done. They're largely transparent to us.

Just thought that needed saying, too.

Posted by: MW at May 14, 2021 11:10 AM (KXr4W)

391 She was loud enough that we heard her say, "I miss working at Walmart."

Wait - I thought Walmart was the worst employer on earth. Did leftists and labor unions misinform me?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 14, 2021 11:11 AM (YqDXo)

392 We rarely take that bridge when heading down to Texas (use I-55).

Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 11:11 AM (+Vt0n)

393 I very rarely, almost never complain but once when I did (and man was it ever a lot to push me to do this) I e-mailed Buffalo Wild Wings with a long, detailed complaint ending with "I will never patronize any of your locations again and will tell everyone I know about this."

A week later I got an e-mail telling me that I would soon be receiving some coupons in a separate e-mail. Coupons. No apology, nothing, but they're going to send me coupons. After I just said I would never darken their doors again.

Bet you can guess the kicker. The coupon e-mail never arrived.

Buffalo Wild Wings is asshoe.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 14, 2021 11:11 AM (Bmy3R)

394
Quote on our barndominium went from $230k in March to $270k last week.
Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2021 11:06 AM (OCTRt)



Was just talking to my landlord about this last week. His BiL had his mountain cabin heavily damaged in one of the Sierra Nevada wildfires a few months ago. After getting the repair estimate, it was going to take a couple of months before the contractor could get him fit into the schedule.

When lumber prices went through the roof last month, the contractor had to requote for an additional $10k or so.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 14, 2021 11:11 AM (n+4am)

395
I-40 bridge over the Mississippi in Memphis has a crack.

Bridge is closed, no river traffic for the foreseeable future until repaired.

Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 11:09 AM (+Vt0n)


Go ahead...take the masks off, but you're not going anywhere.
Could be just a crack...but I find the timing...suspicious.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 14, 2021 11:11 AM (axyOa)

396 RepSwalwell responds: "No one should be bullied for wearing a mask. So I told the bully what I thought of his order. Predictably, he went speechless. I regret I wasn't more explicit."

And then he let go a fart not unlike a thunderclap....
Posted by: Tami


Bull. Swalwell's farts go poooooooooooooof.
You have to have tight sphincter muscles to get loud.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 14, 2021 11:11 AM (OCTRt)

397 Was anyone angered in the first Mission Impossible movie when they turned Jim Phelps into the bad guy?

The first Tom Cruise Mission Impossible movie was supposed to be the original MI team with the TV show actors being killed off and Phelps being the bad guy. They refused, stating that their characters would never, ever turn evil.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 11:11 AM (KZzsI)

398 386 AT&T has consistently been my 'Customer Service' fail. After wading through sundry menus on the phone, one is finally connected with, apparently Calcutta, and greeted with a singsong . 'Hello, my names is Pheelup...' . Uh, right, Philip.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2021 11:10 AM (830x5)

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Retort:

https://tinyurl.com/29kfm9df

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 11:11 AM (LvTSG)

399 >>>Wait - I thought Walmart was the worst employer on earth. Did leftists and labor unions misinform me?


I've heard their employees get paid pretty well.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at May 14, 2021 11:11 AM (bkUtD)

400 It's you bad consumers insisting on buying gasoline that's the problem, not Xao Bai Din's energy policy!

Posted by: News Media Whores at May 14, 2021 11:12 AM (a2g/f)

401 Posted by: MW at May 14, 2021 11:10 AM (KXr4W)

I got fired from my last job for exposing myself to strangers.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 14, 2021 11:12 AM (UuD2k)

402 There's another recent one that I can't remember right now that is so weird to hear. Even grown ups have started to use it. It's similar to no problem but even more offensive. Not "no biggy" but similar.
Posted by: Moron Robbie

Absolutely!

That one? Gack - I hate it. It's used for 'yes', 'Of course', and 'I wasn't raised right so I'll say this'.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 14, 2021 11:12 AM (Rvt88)

403 "Running out of gas" also has the effect of keeping people at home. How can you work or have commerce if you can't get anywhere???
***winning!***////

-Our betters

Posted by: lin-duh 27-4 at May 14, 2021 11:12 AM (UUBmN)

404 also, people are saying 'no worries!' now

I hate that shit too

DB

"No worries" seems be the thing people in their 20's- 30 say, but it has since expanded to some older folks. I don' t like it either.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 14, 2021 11:12 AM (k39e/)

405 @355

Personally I would have asked him how Fang Fang was.

But the way SwallowsWell reacted is the typical MO of leftists, over the top aggression to a mild hectoring for the express purposes of provoking an even more aggressive response so that they become the victim.

They're all punks.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 14, 2021 11:12 AM (qmgN2)

406 Surprised he didn't cuss in Chinese.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2021 11:08 AM (4fSQf)

Fartwell indulges in a bit of CCP-tainted Chinese mu shu from time to time, he doesn't speak it.

Posted by: Thrawn at May 14, 2021 11:12 AM (Enc9Y)

407 I was, however, getting very tired of all of 24's villains turning out to be white guys.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp

I'd like a word with you.

Posted by: Merrick Garland at May 14, 2021 11:12 AM (VVEnO)

408 I-40 bridge over the Mississippi in Memphis has a crack.

I saw a picture of that, its a lot more than a crack, one of the main beams has broken all the way through and displaced a bit.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 11:12 AM (KZzsI)

409 Posted by: Axeman at May 14, 2021 11:06 AM (cI7Oj)

I knew a guy that thought the line where she sung "I screen my phones calls." was "I scream my balls off."

Caught him signing it once.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 14, 2021 11:08 AM (UuD2k)
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Well, when it gets to be an earworm, I've often sung it "I scream my phone calls", because it amuses me.

Same reason for the p in hampster.

Posted by: Axeman at May 14, 2021 11:12 AM (cI7Oj)

410 365 >>>Was anyone angered in the first Mission Impossible movie when they turned Jim Phelps into the
bad guy?

Not really, he was actually a decent villain in it, IMO.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at May 14, 2021 11:08 AM (bkUtD)


When he gave his reason for being so it was very prophetic. Along the lines of the president woke up one morning and realized he could run the country without Phelp's help - how dare he. Watched that movie a few weeks back and was sort of amazed at how that line all of a sudden had come true.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at May 14, 2021 11:13 AM (Obdic)

411 Artificial shortages create unpredictable changes. Wake sleeping giant. A decentralized giant.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at May 14, 2021 11:13 AM (QeenG)

412 Go ahead...take the masks off, but you're not going anywhere.
Could be just a crack...but I find the timing...suspicious.
Posted by: Diogenes
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I do too.

Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 11:13 AM (+Vt0n)

413 If Customer Service was honest:

'yeah, we suck. I wouldn't do business with us either. I sit beside some of the biggest idiots I've ever met. Jane over there stuck a plate covered in tinfoil in the microwave yesterday. Now no one can nuke anything. Damn near burnt the building down.

Ted, two cubes over, picks his nose and sticks it under his desk. He doesn't think anyone sees it but we all call him booger behind his back.

Mary, my boss, is banging the copier repair guy. She doesn't think we can hear the thumping coming from the supply closet.'

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 14, 2021 11:13 AM (4fSQf)

414
Wait - I thought Walmart was the worst employer on earth. Did leftists and labor unions misinform me?
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 14, 2021 11:11 AM (YqDXo)

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My wife's dead aunt/surrogate mother worked there for decades. When she got gravely ill with cancer they did everything they could to accommodate her until she voluntarily left to see to her health. They treated her very well.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 14, 2021 11:13 AM (Uh2oA)

415 January 6th?

No worries.

Posted by: Axeman at May 14, 2021 11:13 AM (cI7Oj)

416 6 year old critically wounded in Sderot
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 14, 2021 11:03 AM (GPwVZ)

I'm seeing a bunch of (crap) articles about how the Iron Dome system is evil because it allows those sneaky Jews to live without fear while the poor innocent Gazans get pounded from the air by those same sneaky Jews.

The Nazi sympathizers that ran the media in the 30s are back with a vengeance. We are definitely heading into some bad times.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert (Gringo fuertemente armado - Tempus belli) at May 14, 2021 11:13 AM (N3El/)

417 Makes sense, they're God in their own minds and thus anything they don't like is ungodly, filthy, forbidden.

Yup. They are their own gods, in whom they are well pleased.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at May 14, 2021 11:13 AM (HaL55)

418 410 When he gave his reason for being so it was very prophetic. Along the lines of the president woke up one morning and realized he could run the country without Phelp's help - how dare he. Watched that movie a few weeks back and was sort of amazed at how that line all of a sudden had come true.
Posted by: moon_over_vermont at May 14, 2021 11:13 AM (Obdic)

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The fantasy is that a rogue element would think that instead of a company man dedicated to the IMF and CIA.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at May 14, 2021 11:13 AM (LvTSG)

419 386 AT&T has consistently been my 'Customer Service' fail. After wading through sundry menus on the phone, one is finally connected with, apparently Calcutta, and greeted with a singsong . 'Hello, my names is Pheelup...' . Uh, right, Philip.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2021 11:10 AM (830x5)

I had the exact opposite when someone was trying to socially engineer AT&T to give them control of my phone. Once I got to the right person, they helped me out tons.

Posted by: Broseidon at May 14, 2021 11:14 AM (bPUO8)

420 >>>I saw a picture of that, its a lot more than a crack, one of the main beams has broken all the way through and displaced a bit.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor


Driving home from Dallas with my son, we crossed it at night and saw the fabulous Bass Pro Shop Pyramid. Pretty cool.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at May 14, 2021 11:14 AM (bkUtD)

421 Nothing on the radio (playing waaay in the background) except Mask Talk.

One would think that 100 fargin' million were dead already.

p.s. Joe is a Dolt.

Posted by: klaftern at May 14, 2021 11:14 AM (RuIsu)

422 > I-40 bridge over the Mississippi in Memphis has a crack.

I have a crack, Focker. Can you close me?

Posted by: bonhomme at May 14, 2021 11:14 AM (YYlyE)

423 Probably, I get the two bands mixed up in my head. Both came out around the same time, both with a female lead, both had similar styles.

i can see that, but it's not terribly hard to differentiate them.

No Doubt - Gwen Stefani - tall leggy hot blonde
Garbage - Shirley Manson - Dusky hot red head

i'd give my soul to either....

Posted by: SturmToddler at May 14, 2021 11:14 AM (8D42x)

424 NOOD!!!!

Liz "My Daddy's Warcock" Cheney's replacement.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at May 14, 2021 11:14 AM (Zz0t1)

425 Driving home from Dallas with my son, we crossed it at night and saw the fabulous Bass Pro Shop Pyramid. Pretty cool.
__

Yes it is.

Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 11:14 AM (+Vt0n)

426 >>Nobody writes about the ones who just quietly and politely get the job done. They're largely transparent to us.

Just thought that needed saying, too.
- - - -

Excellent point!

Posted by: Lizzy at May 14, 2021 11:15 AM (bDqIh)

427 and Shirley Manson (yum) to Gwen Stefani

Yeah Gwen could sing well but gave off a heavy STD vibe and wasn't nearly as attractive to me.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 14, 2021 11:15 AM (KZzsI)

428 I saw a picture of that, its a lot more than a crack, one of the main beams has broken all the way through and displaced a bit.
I wonder where that steel came from?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at May 14, 2021 11:16 AM (HaL55)

429 Everyone makes crap products these days because it's cheaper to make Chinese junk than anything quality. Additionally, IIRC, they actually lose money on the printers, but make up for it with the ink/toner so there's not a whole lot of incentive to make a quality printer.
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at May 14, 2021 11:00 AM (jOcSX)
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Ah. That explains HP+, where you vow that you will always use HP ink in the printer, and they let you print over the web.

Posted by: Axeman at May 14, 2021 11:16 AM (cI7Oj)

430 We are definitely heading into some bad times.
Posted by: AZ Hi Desert (Gringo fuertemente armado - Tempus belli) at May 14, 2021 11:13 AM (N3El/)

Tell us about it.

Posted by: Hamas at May 14, 2021 11:16 AM (jvt6t)

431 The Mississippi is shut down? No good. I drove over that bridge not long ago. *shudders*

I pulled up the most recent Local Notice to Mariners. From the looks of that, the river is in sad shape everywhere.

As is the rest of America.

Posted by: creeper at May 14, 2021 11:16 AM (XxJt1)

432 Don't wake up cranky and horny.You must choose .

Posted by: humphreyrobot at May 14, 2021 11:17 AM (QeenG)

433
Buffalo Wild Wings is asshoe.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 14, 2021 11:11 AM (Bmy3R)



The BWW around the corner from my place when I was living in Texas had a big sign saying something like "we proudly ban guns on the premises" with no 30.06 sign as required by TX law.

This, in rural Texas.

BWW is definitely asshoe.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 14, 2021 11:17 AM (n+4am)

434 OT but my 1:64 scale Bluesmobile arrived in the mail today

Posted by: DB- just DB at May 14, 2021 11:17 AM (iTXRQ)

435 i work with a shit ton of Aussies (mining) and have adapted the vernacular. that's aussie for you're welcome, essentially. which isn't bad, but it has carried out of the office.

***

Yeah, I'd be perfectly fine with an Australian saying it because it would probably register in my mind as a local response, same as my British fried says boot and it has nothing to do with shoes.

It grates me to have a waiter reply "no worries" when I try to be polite and thank him for refilling my tea glass.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Only 24 total COVID related deaths in the military since 2019 at May 14, 2021 11:17 AM (wCgji)

436 This is 100% my experience in Europe. Our stateside customer service ain't what it used to be on average, but we're still leagues ahead of the average experience in Western Europe...
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 14, 2021 10:19 AM (Jsjd7)


This.

The attitude there seems to be "I'm more important than you. You are merely a customer, whereas I am an employee."

I attribute this attitude to socialism, which greatly favors the producers over the consumers.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 14, 2021 11:18 AM (YqDXo)

437 the worst is this:

when a group of males and females is referred to collectively as 'guys'

waiters do this a lot
"You guys need anything?"

Posted by: DB- just DB at May 14, 2021 11:19 AM (iTXRQ)

438 Everyone makes crap products these days because it's cheaper to make Chinese junk than anything quality. Additionally, IIRC, they actually lose money on the printers, but make up for it with the ink/toner so there's not a whole lot of incentive to make a quality printer.
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at May 14, 2021 11:00 AM (jOcSX)


The very worst one is Epson. Their printers are fine, but programmed only to print a certain number of pages before they turn into pumpkins, and cannot be revived. Grrrr.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 14, 2021 11:21 AM (YqDXo)

439 OMG, CS has been horrible for me. Just bought a house that needs some work. Sadly, it's all a variety of handyman jobs that are out of my league but not jobs big enough (like a $100,000 redo of the kitchen) to attract anyone good (that I have been able to find).

Folks who were doing a couple of kitchens at a time are now managing a half dozen and seeking decent help. My experience has been that the folks left to do anything are ones that would just as soon not work in the first place as long as Uncle Sugar funds a staycation.

And wow, forget it when you are dealing with one of the big companies (cable providers, big banks, chain stores, etc.)

I could write a book but have to work.

Posted by: RM at May 14, 2021 11:22 AM (U3LtS)

440
I had the exact opposite when someone was trying to socially engineer AT&T to give them control of my phone. Once I got to the right person, they helped me out tons.
Posted by: Broseidon
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I am happy that your experience was good, however, in conversations with friends, their experience with AT&T has been like my own - long, convoluted, and difficult.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2021 11:24 AM (WD9ZA)

441 OT but my 1:64 scale Bluesmobile arrived in the mail today
Posted by: DB
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Hmm. I'd be more inclined to a Deathmobile, as in 'Animal House'.

Heh. Just checked...there actually is one tinyurl.com/a28rx96s

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2021 11:32 AM (pK7cg)

442 We rarely take that bridge when heading down to Texas (use I-55).

Posted by: SMH at May 14, 2021 11:11 AM (+Vt0n)

All the I-40 bridge traffic is being routed to the I-55 bridge.

Posted by: BignJames at May 14, 2021 11:32 AM (AwYPR)

443 I'm of the opinion that you should never have to "flex" to a company over how much money you spend at them on a yearly basis to get good service.

I get folks telling me how much money they spend at my business every year all the time. We're account based, so I can easily check the history (which I do, every time, more for the humor factor) and 9 times out of 10, the person in question hasn't spent very much money with my company at all.

The thing is, THAT ISN'T IMPORTANT in the slightest. I truly don't care if it is literally the first time you've ever darkened my doorway. I expect that your customer service experience will mirror that of our most loyal and high spending customers. If the quality of customer service is based on how much money you spend with the company, then it is piss poor customer service. Full stop.