Monday Overnight Open Thread (5/3/21)

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The Quotes of The Day


Quote I

“There were no injuries to any employees, police, or patrons thanks to the swift actions of the store manager,” Gloucester Township police said.


Quote II

“He was very lucky. It was a large tree, and it just missed striking him. It could have been very serious.” Assistant Fire Chief Joe Robinson


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The Boss covered the traitorous bitch Liz Cheney earlier today. The perfect response:


Quote III

“Liz Cheney participated in exactly ZERO of the legislative hearings, did not sign on to the Texas v. Pennsylvania suit, and never contacted us to learn the facts for herself.”Trump Campaign Attorney Jenna Ellis


Quote IV

“It wasn’t written anywhere that it’s forbidden to bring a horse in. I couldn’t leave it outside. It’s an expensive horse and it would have been stolen from me.” Unidentified Israeli horse owner

(H/T Isophorone Blog)

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Isn't anything made in the USA anymore? Even SMOD is produced in China.

A 22.5-ton chunk of space debris from a Chinese rocket launch is expected to crash back to Earth in the next few days and is believed to be in danger of hitting an inhabited area.

SpaceNews.com reports Beijing launched the initial module in its permanent Chinese space station last week, which was carried by a Long March 5B, a variant of China's largest rocket, that detached successfully, but the 22.5-ton rocket is now expected to make an uncontrolled crash back to Earth in the coming days.

According to the website, the Long March 5B is designed to specifically launch space station modules into low Earth orbit by using a core stage and four side boosters to place its payload directly into low Earth orbit.

However, the core stage is now also in orbit, which is leading to a likely uncontrolled reentry toward Earth involving one of the largest uncontrolled reentries of a spacecraft that could potentially land on an inhabited area.

Most expendable rocket first stages take place prior to reaching orbital velocity and reenter the Earth's atmosphere and land in a set zone. Other larger, second stages perform deorbit burns to lower altitude, reduce time in orbit and limit chances of collision with other spacecrafts or immediately reenter the atmosphere.


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I'm not sure what to say without shaking my head and cussing. The exceptional people of this country are becoming nothing more than laughing stock. (H/T Wyatt Earp)

Cicada anxiety: It's real, and here's how to cope
TriHealth: Noise and size of Brood X cicadas can make anyone anxious

CINCINNATI — In 2004, Michelle Dillingham was a young caseworker serving people with severe mental illnesses. During that spring 17 years ago, Dillingham had a severe anxiety attack of her own while doing home visits in Cincinnati neighborhoods.

“And I remember when this happened,” Dillingham said. “I'm in my car and literally having to call my clients and say, ‘I am too afraid to get out of my car; you're going to have to come to my car to meet with me today,’ and feeling an extreme anxiety response.”


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I didn't realize he was that old. RIP Bobby Unser

Bobby Unser, a three-time Indianapolis 500 winner and part of the only pair of brothers to win "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing," has died. He was 87.

He died Sunday at his home in Albuquerque, New Mexico, of natural causes, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway said Monday. Unser won the Indy 500 in 1968, 1975 and 1981.

"He is part of the Mount Rushmore of Indy," said Dario Franchitti, another three-time Indy 500 winner.


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First Jeff Bezos was available, now Bill Gates is soon to be unattached.

Bill and Melinda Gates have announced their divorce after 27 years of marriage, saying "we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple".

"After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage," the pair wrote on Twitter.

They first met in the 1980s when Melinda joined Bill's Microsoft firm.

They have three children and jointly run the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The organisation has spent billions fighting causes such as infectious diseases and encouraging vaccinations in children.


I'm not judging, but shouldn't the Gates been working on saving their marriage instead of telling us all how to live?

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The ONT Musical Interlude



Born on this day:3 May 1933
James Brown 'Soul Brother No.1', (1966 US No.8 and UK No.13 single 'It's A Man's World', 1986 UK No.5 single 'Living In America', 1963 album 'Live At The Apollo'). Brown demanded extreme discipline from his musicians and dancers, and had the practice of assessing fines on members of his band who broke his rules, such as wearing un-shined shoes, dancing out of sync or showing up late on stage. Brown died on 25th Dec 2006 at the age of 73. via thisdayinmusic.com


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On this day:3 May 1986
The Art Of Excellence by Tony Bennett became the first album in the US to be initially released on CD instead of the traditional vinyl format. via thisdayinmusic.com

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Lap dances are best not offered to the Po-Po when they are talking to you. Genius Award Winner.

APRIL 26--After offering “random citizens" lap dances, a tipsy Florida Woman asked police if they wanted to “bang” on the sidewalk and threatened to assault paramedics if they came near her, according to an arrest report.

Cops responding to a disturbance call Saturday evening encountered Olivia Taylor-Washek, 28, on the sidewalk outside a bar in St. Petersburg. Taylor-Washek, cops say, had been “stumbling on the sidewalk and attempting to give random citizens lap dances outside of a business.”

The arrest paperwork does not indicate whether any lap dances were actually consummated.

Seen at right, Taylor-Washek was “highly intoxicated” and stumbling, prompting officers to call for a fire rescue team. However, Taylor-Washek was not evaluated “due to threatening to punch paramedics if they touched her.”


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I'm not certain if the following story falls into Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day. But it is cute.

An elderly husband and wife duo living in an assisted living facility in Tennessee caused quite a stir last month after busting out of a secure unit using Morse code, The Tennessean reports. The pair, who has not been identified, suffer from dementia and Alzheimer’s and were living in a part of the Lebanon facility with an electronic door lock. But they baffled staffers after vanishing from the premises, leaving employees wondering how they could have possibly gotten past the secure door with an electronic keypad. Documents from the Tennessee Department of Health show that after the couple was found wandering along a nearby road following their escape, the man confessed to staffers that he “previously worked with Morse code in the military” and had simply deciphered the door code by listening closely to the sounds it made when employees used it. The facility was hit with a $2,000 fine as a result of the couple’s getaway, and it has since changed its door codes.


If the previous story isn't a Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day, The next story definitely is.

An 8-year-old boy from Hazleton, Pennsylvania, is being hailed for saving his 20-month-old sister, Leila Dempsey, from choking.

The young man had seen an episode of Nickelodeon’s “The Substitute” that featured wrestler and actor John Cena where he provided tips on how to save someone choking.

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1 Sponge!

Posted by: Old Blue - Round Headed Bald Kid at May 03, 2021 09:13 PM (VNmG1)

2 Present.

Posted by: COMountainMarie at May 03, 2021 09:14 PM (sFPHo)

3 Wow! Just took a spin into the future. MisHum has the keys to the time machine!!

Posted by: Beartooth at May 03, 2021 09:14 PM (Ugos9)

4 Good evening.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at May 03, 2021 09:15 PM (Dc2NZ)

5 Is the HQ getting DDoS'd or somethin'?

Posted by: hogmartin at May 03, 2021 09:15 PM (/Gr0U)

6 Well, Fuck Neil Young anyway.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 03, 2021 09:15 PM (hlqqA)

7 Bourbon In The Hole?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at May 03, 2021 09:15 PM (fLVm1)

8 3 Wow! Just took a spin into the future. MisHum has the keys to the time machine!!
Posted by: Beartooth at May 03, 2021 09:14 PM (Ugos9)

Ha, moar like dyslexic

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 03, 2021 09:15 PM (aA3+G)

9 Erev tov morons and thanks mh

Funniest top pic in recent memory...

Everyone should be a roving Karen-free zone

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 03, 2021 09:15 PM (EZebt)

10 What the hell? I could not get in here. Now all is well?

eh. whatever.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Unassuming Gentleman at May 03, 2021 09:15 PM (x8Wzq)

11 ONT appears to be in a twilight zone episode , my phone is more cerebrally challenged than normal or pixy is on the warpath.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * acolyte second class, Branch Trumpian at May 03, 2021 09:16 PM (r7Zjy)

12 6 Well, Fuck Neil Young anyway.
Posted by: Braenyard at May 03, 2021 09:15 PM (hlqqA)

No shit. Too bad Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young weren't the four dead in Ohio.

Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at May 03, 2021 09:16 PM (II3Gr)

13 Hey everybody. Hey ONT! Hey MisHum!

Love the top pic. What America needs now is common sense Karen control!

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2021 09:16 PM (L2ZTs)

14 Thanks for another swell ONT, Mis Hum!

Nice to hear some vintage Kitty Wells up top.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at May 03, 2021 09:17 PM (rwusL)

15 So I saw an ONT, and now there is a new ONT.

...this is fine. I'm sure there is no sign of Hampsters on strike or fires on servers.

Posted by: Bete at May 03, 2021 09:17 PM (Ojki1)

16 Ha, moar like dyslexic
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian

Which side are you on?

Posted by: Sock Monkey * acolyte second class, Branch Trumpian at May 03, 2021 09:17 PM (r7Zjy)

17 Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by Packaging.

That's how you make a bourbon sandwich!

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2021 09:17 PM (L2ZTs)

18 Howdy

Posted by: Muad'dib at May 03, 2021 09:17 PM (dqQiv)

19 Figures, the first time I get a decent hash (/Gr0U) and it's posting via elinks from one of my servers.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 03, 2021 09:17 PM (t+qrx)

20 Why do I have this feeling we're going to see that tire shop shot up once the guy gets kicked out of jail without bail by the local DA, or perhaps the state's attorney? I hope not, but I won't be surprised.

Posted by: JEM at May 03, 2021 09:17 PM (8erNz)

21 However, the core stage is now also in orbit, which is leading to a likely uncontrolled reentry toward Earth involving one of the largest uncontrolled reentries of a spacecraft that could potentially land on an inhabited area.

All is well!

Posted by: Wi Tu Lo and Sum Ting Wong at May 03, 2021 09:17 PM (W4eKo)

22

Firſt!

Posted by: Zettai at May 03, 2021 09:18 PM (2INXM)

23 hiya

Posted by: JT at May 03, 2021 09:18 PM (arJlL)

24 Bill And Melinda's Excellent Divorce

*needs moar Carlin though*

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 03, 2021 09:18 PM (F0YaR)

25 Also just had to share:

My FB friend who's also the #1 most active men's right's activist, Dr. Paul Elam (he's a psychologist who practices in Texas), just made as his profile pic...

a portrait of DJT.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2021 09:18 PM (L2ZTs)

26 16 Ha, moar like dyslexic
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian

Which side are you on?
Posted by: Sock Monkey * acolyte second class, Branch Trumpian at May 03, 2021 09:17 PM (r7Zjy)

Usually the fucked up side my friend.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 03, 2021 09:19 PM (aA3+G)

27 Kind of wish I could get a new hash and/or IP reset.

I could start harassing Patterico again. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2021 09:19 PM (L2ZTs)

28

And just like that, it went 'boof'...

Posted by: Zettai at May 03, 2021 09:19 PM (2INXM)

29 Be a shame if it hit DC. Real shame.

Be ironic if it landed on top of Bubba C given all he did for their space program. Real Ironic.

In a just world both events would happen as Bubba would be in DC at the time.

Posted by: Bete at May 03, 2021 09:20 PM (Ojki1)

30 Gee, I remember eating Sunbeam bread in Canada as a child. Tasteless, it was.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 03, 2021 09:20 PM (kQcVW)

31 Any lurkers out there in the audience, if you've been looking for a time to introduce yourself but haven't come up with a nick, may I suggest:

Unidentified Israeli horse owner

Posted by: hogmartin at May 03, 2021 09:20 PM (t+qrx)

32 Growing up in the sticks on the outskirts of Reno Cicadas were definitely annoying. Their size though provided excellent targets for your BB gun (hard to get close to so you had to sneak up) or Benjamin or RWS pellet gun at distance.Nothing was safe from being shot in our hood, not even noisy ass bugs.

Posted by: JROD at May 03, 2021 09:20 PM (0jZnq)

33 Site acting sluggish for anyone else?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 03, 2021 09:20 PM (lmikk)

34 An elderly husband and wife duo living in an assisted living facility in Tennessee caused quite a stir last month after busting out of a secure unit using Morse code, The Tennessean reports.

"This is the LockPickingLawyer, and today I have Devian Ollum here to demostrate a technique I have tried in the past, but never successfully executed..."

Posted by: JEM at May 03, 2021 09:20 PM (8erNz)

35 Poetic justice would have the Chinese rocket smash the forbidden city.

Posted by: Beartooth at May 03, 2021 09:21 PM (Ugos9)

36 33 Site acting sluggish for anyone else?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 03, 2021 09:20 PM (lmikk)

Yep. Most of the evening, in fact.

Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at May 03, 2021 09:21 PM (II3Gr)

37 Aetius, yeah it's been slow for me all day today. Yesterday too.

Hamsters getting heart palpitations again...

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2021 09:21 PM (L2ZTs)

38 How many ONTs and I holding up TP?


Um. . . two?

I really need to quit drinking so much.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 03, 2021 09:21 PM (Rvt88)

39 All is well!
Posted by: Wi Tu Lo and Sum Ting Wong at May 03, 2021 09:17 PM (W4eKo)

Please let it fall on Ottawa.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 03, 2021 09:21 PM (kQcVW)

40 James Brown, hardest working man in show business. My brother had hair like JB.

Posted by: chango lot at May 03, 2021 09:21 PM (g741k)

41 30 Gee, I remember eating Sunbeam bread in Canada as a child. Tasteless, it was.

This one won't be. The crunch of glass followed by all that bourbon...

Posted by: JEM at May 03, 2021 09:21 PM (8erNz)

42 First there was an ONT, then there wasn't, then there was

Posted by: Old Blue - Round Headed Bald Kid at May 03, 2021 09:22 PM (VNmG1)

43 The man suffered from dementia and/or Alzheimer's, but managed to foil an electronic lock using Morse code?

Posted by: davidt at May 03, 2021 09:22 PM (pnSY9)

44 So Melinda Gates is back on the dating market then?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at May 03, 2021 09:22 PM (fLVm1)

45 Yikes. My superlative comment disappeared.
Into the Phantom Zone!
Duh, dun duuuun!

Posted by: RI Red at May 03, 2021 09:22 PM (pm5FV)

46 Thanks for the ONT.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 03, 2021 09:22 PM (lmikk)

47 May we suggest an emotional support cicada?

Posted by: Wi Tu Lo and Sum Ting Wong at May 03, 2021 09:23 PM (W4eKo)

48 This one won't be. The crunch of glass followed by all that bourbon...
Posted by: JEM at May 03, 2021 09:21 PM (8erNz)


It's exactly like those candy wax bottles with the sugar syrup, only with broken glass and liquor.

Pretty sure that's a Tom Waits B-side.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 03, 2021 09:23 PM (t+qrx)

49 That's what I get for watching Red Green.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 03, 2021 09:24 PM (63Dwl)

50 That could be one of those plastic bottles.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 03, 2021 09:24 PM (lmikk)

51 Why hide your whiskey in a loaf of bread?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 03, 2021 09:24 PM (4fSQf)

52 He didn't really use Morse code.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 03, 2021 09:25 PM (63Dwl)

53 So Melinda Gates is back on the dating market then?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at May 03, 2021 09:22 PM (fLVm1)


If I were you (and I am not) I'd go after Bill. He is older and ...men don't live as long as women. Statistically speaking.

Posted by: runner at May 03, 2021 09:25 PM (V13WU)

54 49 That's what I get for watching Red Green.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 03, 2021 09:24 PM (63Dwl)

I'm a man
But I can change
If I have to
I guess.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 03, 2021 09:25 PM (aA3+G)

55 44 So Melinda Gates is back on the dating market then?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at May 03, 2021 09:22 PM (fLVm1)


Better hurry before Paolo gets there.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 03, 2021 09:26 PM (4fSQf)

56 fuck liz

Posted by: rhennigantx sensational and impure at May 03, 2021 09:26 PM (yrol0)

57 Tried posting from the future but5 the future told me to piss off.
Thanks MH! Great ONT as always.

Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at May 03, 2021 09:26 PM (4Oe2V)

58 Carried over from the previous thread.

Look at some of the panics and crashes that occurred when the world was on the so-called "hard money" gold standard. Stuff that would make any modern crash look like a hiccup.
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 03, 2021 09:12 PM (JZT2F)


commodity money provides little protection against government malfeasance or mismanagement. The first thing governments do when they need to raise funds is go off the standard, print a shitload of currency, and deal with the consequences later. Or, in earlier times, they borrowed from moneylenders and later sicced the mobs on those same lenders.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at May 03, 2021 09:26 PM (jOcSX)

59 I'm not sure what to say without shaking my head and cussing.
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The sound of cicadas messes with my head. Not enough to keep me from functioning, but they do make for a bit of a dissociative thing. It's not overly pleasant.

Posted by: Bete at May 03, 2021 09:27 PM (Ojki1)

60 Usually the fucked up side my friend.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian

Welcome to the club. The line ques up out the door and down the street about 5 blocks.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * acolyte second class, Branch Trumpian at May 03, 2021 09:27 PM (r7Zjy)

61 Bourbon In The Hole?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at May 03, 2021 09:15 PM (fLVm1)

I love this! :-)

Posted by: Iris at May 03, 2021 09:27 PM (6lKe4)

62 Why hide your whiskey in a loaf of bread?
Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 03, 2021 09:24 PM (4fSQf)


Clearly, you have never been an alcoholic.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 03, 2021 09:27 PM (t+qrx)

63 My wife is an Okie, and enjoys hearing the cicadas when we go back to visit her family. I can't stand the sound. I'm used to quiet nights with the occasional frog croaking crickets chirping, or grizzly bear tear some tourist apart.

Posted by: Beartooth at May 03, 2021 09:27 PM (Ugos9)

64 The old guy didn't use Morse code, but he did grok DTMF. If your ears are so sharp that you can distinguish the tones, you're good.

Posted by: Old Blue - Round Headed Bald Kid at May 03, 2021 09:27 PM (VNmG1)

65 MisHum, I prefer Spencer Davis Group:

https://youtu.be/M1SGILsgLXs

Also Yardbirds:

https://youtu.be/JAdCePtwoW4

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2021 09:27 PM (L2ZTs)

66 57 Tried posting from the future but5 the future told me to piss off.
Thanks MH! Great ONT as always.
Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at May 03, 2021 09:26 PM (4Oe2V)

It wasn't you.
Thank God I'm in the Cob Union and have protection.

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Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 03, 2021 09:28 PM (aA3+G)

67 My FB friend who's also the #1 most active men's right's activist, Dr. Paul Elam (he's a psychologist who practices in Texas), just made as his profile pic...

a portrait of DJT.
Posted by: qdpsteve
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There is no licensed psychologist in Texas by that name. Are you sure he's a licensed psychologist in Texas?

Posted by: lin-duh 27-4 at May 03, 2021 09:28 PM (UUBmN)

68 Better hurry before Paolo gets there.
Posted by: AlaBAMA

The Paolo, how you say, would not even with your d*ck.

Posted by: The Paolo at May 03, 2021 09:28 PM (Rvt88)

69 We could fire a missile and blow up that piece of Chinese space junk.

Oops, I forgot, Trump's not president anymore.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 03, 2021 09:28 PM (hlqqA)

70 62 Why hide your whiskey in a loaf of bread?
Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 03, 2021 09:24 PM (4fSQf)

Clearly, you have never been an alcoholic.
Posted by: hogmartin at May 03, 2021 09:27 PM (t+qrx)


Oh. I guess not. But, wouldn't this require your wife to be on a carb free diet?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 03, 2021 09:28 PM (4fSQf)

71 Good evening horde! Been working on the yard until I realized it was getting dark! Finally got the front looking pretty damn good.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 03, 2021 09:29 PM (nxdel)

72 BREAKING NEWS: Turns out Bill and Melinda Gates are not only both already dating, they share the same partner: Meghan Markle.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2021 09:29 PM (L2ZTs)

73 fuck liz
Posted by: rhennigantx sensational and impure at May 03, 2021 09:26 PM (yrol0)
* * * *

Not even with Ace's dick....

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at May 03, 2021 09:29 PM (rwusL)

74 Bill Gates? Not any closer than a 40' pole, thanks. That's a brand of crazy I could do without.

And Melinda finally comes to her senses, after getting the $$ I'm sure.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at May 03, 2021 09:29 PM (4LwIn)

75 May we suggest an emotional support cicada?
You laugh, but I'd like to remind you that people laughed about "Them" at first. Giant ants are no joke, and neither are huge carnivorous cicadas.
Also, Joan Weldon = yummy.

Posted by: pep at May 03, 2021 09:29 PM (v16oJ)

76 Better hurry before Paolo gets there.

==

The Paolo been there. The Paolo, how you say, had un sacco limoncello at a college party in the 1980s...

Posted by: The Paolo at May 03, 2021 09:29 PM (V13WU)

77 I'm ded.

https://mobile.twitter.com/JoseCanseco/
status/1389337379161452547

Melinda Gates and Alex Rodriguez will be publicly dating by the end of the summer

Posted by: LMAO at May 03, 2021 09:29 PM (QU7JP)

78 Lin-Duh, I thought Elam was in TX. I could be wrong. He could also be an LCSW.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2021 09:29 PM (L2ZTs)

79 with my constant tinnitus, cicadas only add another layer to the sound spectrum. Phil Spector "wall of sound" as I call it.

Posted by: chango lot at May 03, 2021 09:29 PM (g741k)

80 Evan Williams Black hidden inside a loaf of Sunbeam bread?

I admit, the Black is a step above their green label, but still this is bottom shelf swill. And Sunbeam is upper shelf white bread. Certainly better than that Great Value swill.

I call a mismatch.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 03, 2021 09:30 PM (F0YaR)

81 Frank lives with has Kevin the husband to be the husband

Posted by: rhennigantx sensational and impure at May 03, 2021 09:30 PM (yrol0)

82
It wasn't you.
Thank God I'm in the Cob Union and have protection.

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Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 03, 2021 09:28 PM (aA3+G)

It written on the back of the Dental plan isn't it?

Posted by: Bete at May 03, 2021 09:30 PM (Ojki1)

83 cicadas are weird

Posted by: runner at May 03, 2021 09:31 PM (V13WU)

84 There is no licensed psychologist in Texas by that name. Are you sure he's a licensed psychologist in Texas?
Posted by: lin-duh 27-4 at May 03, 2021 09:28 PM (UUBmN)

(gasps) Are you suggesting that somebody on Fecesbook is a phony? Oh, my stars and garters.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 03, 2021 09:31 PM (kQcVW)

85 MH, LOL!

Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at May 03, 2021 09:31 PM (4Oe2V)

86 73 fuck liz
Posted by: rhennigantx sensational and impure at May 03, 2021 09:26 PM (yrol0)
* * * *

Not even with Ace's dick....
Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at May 03, 2021 09:29 PM (rwusL)


***SNORT***

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 03, 2021 09:31 PM (aA3+G)

87 Evan Williams >>Jim Beam

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Unassuming Gentleman at May 03, 2021 09:32 PM (x8Wzq)

88 63 My wife is an Okie, and enjoys hearing the cicadas when we go back to visit her family. I can't stand the sound. I'm used to quiet nights with the occasional frog croaking crickets chirping, or grizzly bear tear some tourist apart.
Posted by: Beartooth at May 03, 2021 09:27 PM (Ugos9)

When I was a kid, I never understood all the noise they always included in nighttime outdoors movies or shows. We don't have crickets, or cicadas, or any of that shit, and birds sleep at night.

We could hear the sled dogs howling, and sometimes the wolves joined in. Other than that, I guess you could hear the outhouse door slam.

Nights are supposed to be quiet.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at May 03, 2021 09:32 PM (4LwIn)

89 The old guy didn't use Morse code, but he did grok DTMF. If your ears are so sharp that you can distinguish the tones, you're good.
Posted by: Old Blue - Round Headed Bald Kid at May 03, 2021 09:27 PM (VNmG1)


The article says unidentified. So... it could be Draper.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 03, 2021 09:32 PM (t+qrx)

90 79 with my constant tinnitus, cicadas only add another layer to the sound spectrum. Phil Spector "wall of sound" as I call it.
Posted by: chango lot at May 03, 2021 09:29 PM (g741k


Same here. I've become convinced mine came from Apple earbuds.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 03, 2021 09:32 PM (4fSQf)

91 TriHealth: Noise and size of Brood X cicadas can make anyone anxious

Not "anyone". Just stupid, useless, overly sensitive ones.
What would make you anxious? They are ugly loud insects that don't bite or even move much and in six months they will be gone.

Posted by: Chuck C at May 03, 2021 09:32 PM (awtm/)

92 Waiting on Ben to pick that low hanging fruit.

Posted by: LMAO at May 03, 2021 09:32 PM (QU7JP)

93 Maxeen Waters sure could cut a rug back in the day.

Posted by: dartist at May 03, 2021 09:32 PM (+ya+t)

94 -... . / ... ..- .-. . / - --- / -.. .-. .. -. -.- / -.-- --- ..- .-. / --- ...- .- .-.. - .. -. . .-.-.-

Posted by: The Man from Tennessee at May 03, 2021 09:33 PM (DMUuz)

95 We could fire a missile and blow up that piece of Chinese space junk.

Oops, I forgot, Trump's not president anymore.
Posted by: Braenyard


Realistically, it's just going to break up and sploosh. The CCP doesn't give AF about non-manned orbital return. They did this before in 2019 and like 2016.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 03, 2021 09:33 PM (pAjZN)

96 Far as I know, legislators don't know shit about a motherfuckin' thing.

They haven't studied a thing since they learned to read (if they ever did; n.b.: Maxine Waters), except how to get drunk at expensive luncheons and vote however the chef's boss told them to.

Why should Cheney be different, and suddenly grow a sense of curiosity about her script?

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 03, 2021 09:33 PM (Uh2oA)

97 Maxeen Waters sure could cut a rug back in the day.
Posted by: dartist at May 03, 2021 09:32 PM (+ya+t)


Don't you mean eat a rug?

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2021 09:33 PM (L2ZTs)

98 Posted by: chango lot at May 03, 2021 09:29 PM (g741k)

It's why I have to sleep with two fans on and even that doesn't drown it out. I hate it.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 03, 2021 09:33 PM (nxdel)

99 Hawaii used to be quiet at night, but some idiot brought some of those little coqui frogs from PR, and now it's a constant racket. Thanks, idiot, whoever you are.

Posted by: pep at May 03, 2021 09:33 PM (v16oJ)

100
Posted by: qdpsteve
----
He's is Texas, Houston according to the inter webs but he is not licensed as a LCSW, LPC, PHD., MFT, or any disciplines related to these.

Posted by: lin-duh 27-4 at May 03, 2021 09:33 PM (UUBmN)

101 Bread and whiskey will not be as popular as peanut butter and chocolate.

Posted by: Big V Caffeinated at May 03, 2021 09:33 PM (6Pqz7)

102 94 -... . / ... ..- .-. . / - --- / -.. .-. .. -. -.- / -.-- --- ..- .-. / --- ...- .- .-.. - .. -. . .-.-.-
Posted by: The Man from Tennessee at May 03, 2021 09:33 PM (DMUuz)

Watch yer language, buddy.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at May 03, 2021 09:34 PM (4LwIn)

103 "It wasn't written anywhere that it's forbidden to bring a horse in. I could't leave it outside. It's an expensive horse and it would have been stolen from me." Unidentified Israeli horse owner

The problem with is that horses are poop machines. Their diet is entirely roughage.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 03, 2021 09:34 PM (+lVUW)

104 You see that bottle in the bread and you have to ask why? To keep your kids or spouse out of it? Burglars coming in the middle of the night and stealing your stash? Bored and wanting to start a "conversation" on Twatters? Dude just needs to kick back, drink his cheap whiskey and listen to some David Bowie or something.

Posted by: Old Blue - Round Headed Bald Kid at May 03, 2021 09:34 PM (VNmG1)

105 lin-duh, hmmm.
Anyway, I think a lot (not everything of course) that he says makes sense.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2021 09:34 PM (L2ZTs)

106 Mom, grampa ate another cicada.

Posted by: Arkansas Biden Baby at May 03, 2021 09:34 PM (W4eKo)

107 Poetry in Motion ONT Compliance Pics

https://tinyurl.com/37cyfh6s

https://tinyurl.com/z6v4h8vd

https://tinyurl.com/yp26k6j4

https://tinyurl.com/yd3wtcs3

https://tinyurl.com/5wh5jfhb

Posted by: kbdabear at May 03, 2021 09:35 PM (qAR6u)

108 Nights are supposed to be quiet.
Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at May 03, 2021 09:32 PM (4LwIn)

Growing up in rural WI without AC you get use to it.

Though some coworkers really, really struggled to adjust when we went to DC for a conference with the noise at night. The grocery store downtown with apartments above it also seemed to tax their imagination, as if they'd seen a dragon. They pretty close to refused to believe such a thing existed.

Posted by: Bete at May 03, 2021 09:35 PM (Ojki1)

109 What it is horde

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at May 03, 2021 09:36 PM (IYHxL)

110 The facility was hit with a $2,000 fine as a result of the couple's getaway, and it has since changed its door codes

When my grandmother was in Alzheimer's assisted living the 4 digit key code was the current year.

Posted by: Chuck C at May 03, 2021 09:36 PM (awtm/)

111 >>Growing up in rural WI without AC you get use to it.


I love the frogs croaking, the bugs doing their thing, stars galore.
Thats what Spring through early Autumn is all about.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 03, 2021 09:37 PM (aA3+G)

112 Posted by: Chuck C at May 03, 2021 09:36 PM (awtm/)

Usually that or the address if it is 4 digits

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at May 03, 2021 09:37 PM (IYHxL)

113 104 You see that bottle in the bread and you have to ask why? To keep your kids or spouse out of it? Burglars coming in the middle of the night and stealing your stash? Bored and wanting to start a "conversation" on Twatters? Dude just needs to kick back, drink his cheap whiskey and listen to some David Bowie or something.


Penn football games

"here's a TOAST!..." - so the thing there where you toss bread during the one song at that line? is an excuse to bring a loaf in to the game

Posted by: BlackOrchid at May 03, 2021 09:38 PM (j9HX3)

114 JJ Sefton frequently links to Behind The Black on space related stuff; he has a piece up on the Chinese orbiting 2nd stage time bomb. It seems this ain't the Commie Chins first rodeo on dropping space junk at random on the world, even though it violates a major space junk treaty that the CCP is signatory to.

Like they give a fuck.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 03, 2021 09:38 PM (F0YaR)

115 More Poetry in Motion ONT Compliance Pics

https://tinyurl.com/66ucx38

https://tinyurl.com/23hpfzf6

https://tinyurl.com/2jyjn48w

https://tinyurl.com/4xt3kzhn

https://tinyurl.com/y3rs5mfa

Posted by: kbdabear at May 03, 2021 09:38 PM (qAR6u)

116 You can do a public search of almost anyone licensed in Texas, whether a plumber or a doctor, by name. The state of Texas has various websites set up with databases where you can search for people who hold state issued licenses.
I work for the state in an agency that issues licenses so I know to look and how to do it.

Posted by: lin-duh 27-4 at May 03, 2021 09:38 PM (UUBmN)

117 Not "anyone". Just stupid, useless, overly sensitive ones.
What would make you anxious? They are ugly loud insects that don't bite or even move much and in six months they will be gone.
Posted by: Chuck C at May 03, 2021 09:32 PM (awtm/)

Noise effects people in different ways. Its like motion sickness- some people are wired for it, others have fewer problems with it.

Posted by: Bete at May 03, 2021 09:38 PM (Ojki1)

118 Realistically, it's just going to break up and sploosh. The CCP doesn't give AF about non-manned orbital return. They did this before in 2019 and like 2016.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 03, 2021 09:33 PM (pAjZN)


Strictly speaking, they're not picky about fully-fueled rockets going into populated areas right after launch, either (1996)

https://tinyl.io/42KA

Q. Why is it called the Long March?
A. Because it goes into the mountains and a lot of people die.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 03, 2021 09:38 PM (t+qrx)

119 The problem with is that horses are poop machines. Their diet is entirely roughage.
Posted by: nerdygirl

And $$. Lots and lots of dollars.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 03, 2021 09:38 PM (Rvt88)

120 Are we past 100? Morons, what is the best city (not coastal) to retire to? Coming from Cali, but I promise not to tell anyone.

Posted by: The best thief in Lankhmar at May 03, 2021 09:39 PM (yhzCS)

121 Just finished Byrne's The Deep Rig. One nugget I hadn't seen: Melania was warned by a government official that PDT would be JFK'd, along with another unnamed family member. She begged Trump to concede and get the hell out of Dodge.

Posted by: chris-cross at May 03, 2021 09:39 PM (k8uM2)

122 -... . / ... ..- .-. . / - --- / -.. .-. .. -. -.- / -.-- --- ..- .-. / --- ...- .- .-.. - .. -. . .-.-.-

Posted by: The Man from Tennessee at May 03, 2021 09:33 PM (DMUuz)


You're gonna shoot yer eye out, kid!

Posted by: Old Blue - Round Headed Bald Kid at May 03, 2021 09:39 PM (VNmG1)

123 > Well, Fuck Neil Young anyway.

A Southern man don't need him around anyhow.

Nor a Northern man. Nor an Eastern man. Nor a Western man.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 03, 2021 09:40 PM (JZT2F)

124 I found this amusing tool that tells you the political makeup of your neighborhood at the NYT - if you use it obviously give them a fake street address.

NYT link https:// tinyurl.com/4nf5ebm5


Posted by: 18-1 at May 03, 2021 09:40 PM (JMMlQ)

125 I love the frogs croaking, the bugs doing their thing, stars galore.
Thats what Spring through early Autumn is all about.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 03, 2021 09:37 PM (aA3+G)

Lived 1/2 to 3/4 of a mile from a small lake. The cry of Loons carries quite a distance.

Posted by: Bete at May 03, 2021 09:40 PM (Ojki1)

126 I see lots of cicada holes in my yard this year. They should be out this week or next. I don't really remember seeing them at home last time (17 years) but I wonder if the brood increased. The house was built 19 years before that - which is why I think there weren't many cicadas last time.

Posted by: Iris at May 03, 2021 09:40 PM (6lKe4)

127
TIPS came up last thread, and I had forgotten how they work, exactly how the inflation adjustment is made.

It's done to the principle, the face value of the bond (or note, depending on what they officially call it). Say the issue a $100 note. The face value will be adjusted for inflation every so often, and the coupon rate will apply to the adjusted face value.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 03, 2021 09:40 PM (Mzdiz)

128 Are we past 100? Morons, what is the best city (not coastal) to retire to?
Posted by: The best thief in Lankhmar at May 03, 2021 09:39 PM (yhzCS)


Probably Rivendell, yeah?

Posted by: hogmartin at May 03, 2021 09:40 PM (t+qrx)

129 > The problem with is that horses are poop machines.

I saw Poop Machine open for the Vomit Pigs in a punk club in Austin back in '78.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 03, 2021 09:41 PM (JZT2F)

130 Is this the year for 17 year cicadas?

Posted by: lin-duh 27-4 at May 03, 2021 09:41 PM (UUBmN)

131 Maybe that rocket will land on Gutey.

Posted by: Aaron R at May 03, 2021 09:41 PM (pnSY9)

132 Posted by: lin-duh 27-4 at May 03, 2021 09:38 PM (UUBmN)

Tell me about it. You Texans and your weirdo licensing requirements cause me no end of trouble at my job. It's a constant thing.

Boss: Do this.

Me: Ok. Except for TX. Gotta change it up for TX.

Boss: oh yeah. Dammit. Do it twice.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 03, 2021 09:42 PM (Uh2oA)

133 First Jeff Bezos was available, now Bill Gates is soon to be unattached.


Maybe I'm weird, but I like to imagine that in a heated argument between Bill and Melinda, she blurted out that she's been f*cking the gardener because of Bill's dick is micro and soft, just like his company.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 03, 2021 09:42 PM (djoaS)

134 we past 100? Morons, what is the best city (not coastal) to retire to? Coming from Cali, but I promise not to tell anyone.
Posted by: The best thief in Lankhmar at May 03, 20

Denver, definately Denver

change yo license plate as soon as you can

Posted by: will choose a nic later at May 03, 2021 09:42 PM (bTQ72)

135 Bill and Melinda Gates have announced their divorce after 27 years of marriage

So, which of these two environmentalists gets custody of the private jets?

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 03, 2021 09:43 PM (+lVUW)

136 Don't think that couple was quite as demented as the experts say they are.

Saw Lee Marvin decipher a telephone number by counting the clicks of each number dialed.
_M Squad

Posted by: Braenyard at May 03, 2021 09:43 PM (hlqqA)

137 Hogmartin, I cannot afford Imladris. Fucking elves.

Posted by: The best thief in Lankhmar at May 03, 2021 09:43 PM (yhzCS)

138
JJ Sefton frequently links to Behind The Black on space related stuff; he has a piece up on the Chinese orbiting 2nd stage time bomb.

He's occasionally on Coast to Coast AM. He's a pretty good dude and hates Fauci, too.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 03, 2021 09:43 PM (63Dwl)

139 First of all, Excellent packaging of go-to Bourbon, Evan Williams Black.
Second of all, These freaking Russians are sneakin' up on us !!!
https://youtu.be/XEDatFQ3m98

Posted by: TXMarko at May 03, 2021 09:43 PM (LLi/4)

140 When I lived in Louisiana, with trees and bayous all around us, there was a wall of sound coming from the wood at night, from all the frogs and insects. It would also rise to a crescendo, before tapering down, then rising again to a roar. It was a weird but beautiful sound.

Posted by: Buck Throckmorton at May 03, 2021 09:44 PM (d9Cw3)

141 Maybe that rocket will land on Gutey.

Posted by: Aaron R at May 03, 2021 09:41 PM (pnSY9)


You have an odd way of spelling The Capitol Building during a full session...

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 03, 2021 09:45 PM (F0YaR)

142 Yudhishthira's Dice
---
Texas gotta be Texas!

Hey, tell the Californians to quite applying for licenses in Texas!

Posted by: lin-duh 27-4 at May 03, 2021 09:45 PM (UUBmN)

143 You to You Tube, look up videos by The World According to Briggs. He has a lot of videos on this.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at May 03, 2021 09:45 PM (YynYJ)

144
The CCP killed something like 100M people in their "great leap forward" so indeed their respect for human life is basically nil.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 03, 2021 09:45 PM (JMMlQ)

145 17 year old cicadas are minors. Verboten.

Posted by: Eromero at May 03, 2021 09:46 PM (0OP+5)

146 Hello and stuff.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 03, 2021 09:46 PM (OU+8W)

147 Hogmartin, I cannot afford Imladris. Fucking elves.
Posted by: The best thief in Lankhmar at May 03, 2021 09:43 PM (yhzCS)


Well it's not like they have estate sale properties coming up very often.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 03, 2021 09:46 PM (t+qrx)

148 dat girl in the CIA recruit vis is PHAT

but will pass on da bang, bang

she is fookin mental

Posted by: will choose a nic later at May 03, 2021 09:46 PM (bTQ72)

149 I think Tom Clancy did a book where all of congress got wiped out by something hitting the capital. A plane or something.

Jack Ryan became President.

I don't think Clancy cared much for DC.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 03, 2021 09:47 PM (4fSQf)

150 @lin-duh-The problem with the 17 year Cicadas is their relatives that went into hibernation the year before them and year after. I remember as a kid trying to figure that one out for the 7 year or whatever the number is.
"If they're every seven years then why do they show up every year?"

Posted by: JROD at May 03, 2021 09:47 PM (0jZnq)

151 If the CCP rocket lands in DC, how many Americans will the FIB arrest for insurrection?

Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at May 03, 2021 09:48 PM (4Oe2V)

152 "I looked to my left and saw my sister's face purple and red, so I patted her on the back, told my dad to pull over, then I started patting her on the back, and I dislodged a nugget."

***


I'm going to have to call BS on this story. The little sister probably managed to cough up the food particle on her own. The back patting was very unlikely to have "saved her life".Good for him for caring, but just no.

Human beings have been eating solid foods since Adam and Eve bit the apple. The self-protection mechanisms are rather robust.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 03, 2021 09:48 PM (Fc5rx)

153 Is this the year for 17 year cicadas?
Posted by: lin-duh 27-4 at May 03, 2021 09:41 PM


There are different broods with different years in different regions, but, yes, this is the year for the 17-year cicadas in the midwest.

Posted by: Chuck C at May 03, 2021 09:48 PM (awtm/)

154 I think Tom Clancy did a book where all of congress got wiped out by something hitting the capital. A plane or something.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 03, 2021 09:47 PM (4fSQf)


The end of Debt of Honor.

I think it was during a SOTU address.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 03, 2021 09:48 PM (t+qrx)

155 55 44 So Melinda Gates is back on the dating market then?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at May 03, 2021 09:22 PM (fLVm1)


Better hurry before Paolo gets there.
Posted by: AlaBAMA


She's probably already "acquainted" with a few Paolos. Well, unless she's a sexless, leftwing female, which is also likely.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 03, 2021 09:48 PM (+lVUW)

156 If the CCP rocket lands in DC, how many Americans will the FIB arrest for insurrection?
Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at May 03, 2021 09:48 PM (4Oe2V)


Anyone who shows up to bury the survivors.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 03, 2021 09:48 PM (t+qrx)

157 George W. Bush says the Republicans 'won't win anything' if they stand for 'white Anglo-Saxon protestantism' and slams his own party for not being inclusive

Former President George W. Bush suggested the Republican Party needed to reach out to a more diverse coalition of voters if it wanted to come back into power.

you just suck!!

Posted by: will choose a nic later at May 03, 2021 09:49 PM (bTQ72)

158 Baby boomer addiction to booze rose during lockdown... and even more people are having their first drink in the morning, study suggests

who ratted us out?

Posted by: will choose a nic later at May 03, 2021 09:50 PM (bTQ72)

159

Are the hampsters drinking this evening?

Posted by: Zettai at May 03, 2021 09:50 PM (2INXM)

160 156 If the CCP rocket lands in DC, how many Americans will the FIB arrest for insurrection?
Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at May 03, 2021 09:48 PM (4Oe2V)

Anyone who shows up to bury the survivors.
Posted by: hogmartin at May 03, 2021 09:48 PM (t+qrx)

What about if we show up to dance in celebration? Do we need to disguise it as a protest against gravity, or maybe those horrible white men who, by going to space, forced the Chinese to follow?

Posted by: Bete at May 03, 2021 09:51 PM (Ojki1)

161
He's occasionally on Coast to Coast AM. He's a pretty good dude and hates Fauci, too.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 03, 2021 09:43 PM (63Dwl)


His last name is Zimmerman; I forget the first. He's pretty clearly eligible for honorary Platinum Moron membership.

Something for me to aspire to.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 03, 2021 09:51 PM (F0YaR)

162 State campgrounds in Michigan had evil park rangers who would randomly come to your campsite and check your cooler for booze. Straight up Gestapo shit.

"Open the cooler. OK what's under the bacon?"

I can see a good reason for the bread technique.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at May 03, 2021 09:51 PM (OssQ4)

163 We get those ear splitting cicada's every year when it gets hot in August, plus the 17 year ones. They seem to get pissed when you hit them with the hose.

Posted by: dartist at May 03, 2021 09:51 PM (+ya+t)

164 The guy that wrote "Your Money or Your Life" advocated bonds. He thought they were easier for folks to understand than stocks. And if you were retiring early, you wanted security for your funds more than anything. Lots of folks decided not to take that advice. Seems to me like it would be part of diversifying.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at May 03, 2021 09:52 PM (YynYJ)

165 150 @lin-duh-The problem with the 17 year Cicadas is their relatives that went into hibernation the year before them and year after. I remember as a kid trying to figure that one out for the 7 year or whatever the number is.
"If they're every seven years then why do they show up every year?"

Posted by: JROD at May 03, 2021 09:47 PM (0jZnq)


Their teeny-tiny brains couldn't handle the change from the Julian Calendar to the Gregorian Calendar. That confused the crap out of them about what year it was. Damned humans - always messing up nature!

Posted by: Gref at May 03, 2021 09:52 PM (AMIL/)

166 I guess by 'reach out', Bush means give free shit to and allow in the country, no questions asked.

Until we 'reach out', we won't win elections. Right.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 03, 2021 09:52 PM (4fSQf)

167 (gasps) Are you suggesting that somebody on Fecesbook is a phony? Oh, my stars and garters.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


Next they'll be saying that there are gofundme's for questionable recipients.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 03, 2021 09:52 PM (+lVUW)

168 Well, the results are in for the WuFlu test that I was obliged to take when I crossed the border into Canada on Saturday. Negative. Kind of surprised, as I was kind of sarcastic to the minion who "assisted" in the self-administered test. "OK, I filled out the little paper label on the vial with my name and birthdate. Is it OK that I wrote my name in English? I don't know Mandarin."

That actually got a wan smile from the minion, who looked exactly like "Doug" from the Far Side comics.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 03, 2021 09:53 PM (kQcVW)

169 It's Bob Zimmerman. Just like the songwriter.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 03, 2021 09:54 PM (63Dwl)

170 Am I wrong to say that Melinda Gates looks a lot like Caitlyn "Bruce" Jenner?

Posted by: new bucs fan at May 03, 2021 09:54 PM (7FbwY)

171 Why should Cheney be different, and suddenly grow a sense of curiosity about her script?
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice


And she isn't even a self made swamp creature. She's only in the job because of who her daddy is.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 03, 2021 09:55 PM (+lVUW)

172 Vaccine hesitancy map shows Wyominites are least likely to get their shots: Nearly 32% of US is vaccinated but herd immunity is 'unlikely' as daily vaccinations fall from 3m to 2.5m and variants spread

per the map ID, MT, WY ND and SD not getting the china flu vax

Posted by: will choose a nic later at May 03, 2021 09:55 PM (bTQ72)

173 If that chinese rocket comes down in a remote region of the Colorado Rockies and takes me out, yoU guys can do Rock Paper Scissors for my stuff.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 03, 2021 09:55 PM (Fc5rx)

174 "Former President George W. Bush suggested the Republican Party needed to
reach out to a more diverse coalition of voters if it wanted to come
back into power."

Trump pulled in a more diverse coalition of voters since who knows when.

Posted by: davidt at May 03, 2021 09:55 PM (pnSY9)

175 Is it just me or is MUMR losing what little mind he had?

Oh, and if I misgendered it, well, to fucking bad.

Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at May 03, 2021 09:55 PM (4Oe2V)

176 I think it was during a SOTU address.
Posted by: hogmartin at May 03, 2021 09:48 PM (t+qrx)


The Joint Session to confirm Jack Ryan as vice president.

Posted by: Chuck C at May 03, 2021 09:55 PM (awtm/)

177 Band of Brothers is 20 years old.

That blows my mind. I think I've watched it every year since it aired.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 03, 2021 09:56 PM (4fSQf)

178 Good evening everyone!

So who's tired of who's shit? Bill or Melinda?

Posted by: ALH, Sister Golden Hair at May 03, 2021 09:56 PM (oUcR5)

179 I'm not judging, but shouldn't the Gates been working on saving their marriage instead of telling us all how to live?

Marriage does not hold much value in the elite's world. Pre nup is the most important part of their union. Some dirty laundry hung out for everyone to see would be nice but not likely.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * acolyte second class, Branch Trumpian at May 03, 2021 09:56 PM (r7Zjy)

180 Posted by: Buck Throckmorton at May 03, 2021 09:44 PM

I'm listening to that wall of sound right now, here in the Ocala Nat'l Forest. It is beautiful, and easy to sleep to. Just over two years ago I slept to sirens, delivery semis, and dumpsters being emptied just outside my window, for a decade.

I like the frogs and insects more.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at May 03, 2021 09:56 PM (OssQ4)

181 NOW I REMEMBER!!! Them noise bastards we had in Nevada were Annual Cicadas. Who the hell came up the different years for their names? I'm sure it was some nerd.

Posted by: JROD at May 03, 2021 09:56 PM (0jZnq)

182 Am I wrong to say that Melinda Gates looks a lot like Caitlyn "Bruce" Jenner?
Rumors of her, uh, becoming a woman in the non-puberty sense have been around for a while but I believe people have found her HS year book. She's just not a good looking woman.
Speaking of which, if you go out on a first date with a somewhat mannish looking woman nowadays is it considered ok to lift her up and make sure she actually is a she?

Posted by: 18-1 at May 03, 2021 09:57 PM (JMMlQ)

183 Three years ago, we had a swarm of Cicada Killers about the time all the rage was Asian hornets.

Started to have them exterminated until I realized they weren't hornets at all.

Turns out they nest in the ground and they hunt cicadas out of the air, sting them (which paralyzes the cicada), then they drag the cicada back to their burrow and bury them alive with their larvae.

The cicada killer larvae feed in the cicada while it's still alive until they reach pupation.

They don't sting you unless you mess with them, and I thought it was pretty wicked that they eat cicadas alive, so I didn't bother calling the bug man. Just steered clear of mowing where they were swarming for a month or so until they cleared out.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 03, 2021 09:57 PM (djoaS)

184 Here's one of the Briggs "best places to retire" videos.

https://youtu.be/oReNI8M_ZpE

I usually look up the towns in Zillow and city-data.com for more info.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at May 03, 2021 09:57 PM (YynYJ)

185 Hey, tell the Californians to quite applying for licenses in Texas!

Posted by: lin-duh 27-4 at May 03, 2021 09:45 PM (UUBmN)


MS just passed a law allowing out of staters with a valid license in any state to work in MS.

Hairdressers, MDs, bring it bitches. This IS A GOOD ThING. It's a start to ending crendentialism.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 03, 2021 09:57 PM (F0YaR)

186 Hey, tell the Californians to quite applying for licenses in Texas!
Posted by: lin-duh 27-4 at May 03, 2021

------

Girl, it's not even license applications, though I imagine that's a real nightmare.

I work in advertising for a nationwide firm.

Let's say we're in the coin-polishing business. I'll make a coin-polishing ad. The lawyers will come back and say "yeah, that works great, except do you have a photo from that shoot with a penny? Because that guy has a quarter, and TX requires cupro-nickel plated coins to be polished by a licensed cupro-nickel cladding polisher, but pennies are ok, because they're just copper and zinc."

That's a fake example, but seriously, it's that weird.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 03, 2021 09:57 PM (Uh2oA)

187 I hope Bill Gates dies.

Soon

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at May 03, 2021 09:58 PM (sJHOI)

188 Band of Brothers is 20 years old.

I read "someplace" that there's going to be an Air Force version made. Maybe?

Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 03, 2021 09:58 PM (3H9h1)

189 First of all, Excellent packaging of go-to Bourbon, Evan Williams Black.

Posted by: TXMarko at May 03, 2021 09:43 PM (LLi/4)


Hey there, TXMarko. Just curious what it is about Evan Williams Black that makes it your go-to bourbon. Cuz I've tried dozens of different bourbons and ryes, and I'm not a fan of EW at all.

Not necessarily trying to steer you to or from anything. Just curious as to its appeal for you.

Posted by: Doof at May 03, 2021 09:58 PM (mZUr4)

190
According to the Daily Mail, there is NO prenup with Bill and Melinda. Apparently, it's already cut and dried, with a "separation contract" that divides up all the assets. That has not been made public, yet.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 03, 2021 09:58 PM (Mzdiz)

191 Biggest dark laugh of the day. My local community paper has a political ad for the Democrats running for Township Committee. It says "Vote for Democrats ____ & ______. The party of small business and the working class."

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 03, 2021 09:58 PM (k39e/)

192 I saw Brood X open for Static X at Lollapalooza in '93.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at May 03, 2021 09:58 PM (OssQ4)

193 George W. Bush says the Republicans 'won't win anything' if they stand for 'white Anglo-Saxon protestantism' and slams his own party for not being inclusive
Posted by: will choose a nic later at May 03, 2021 09:49 PM (bTQ72)


Gosh, I had no idea how non-inclusive I was until he told me so. How about George W. Bush's prep-school Skull and Bones white Anglo-Saxon protestant face can bite my Polish yid ass. That's kind of like diversity.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 03, 2021 09:58 PM (t+qrx)

194 adays is it considered ok to lift her up and make sure she actually is a she?


did is called the Crocodile Dundee test

very effective

Posted by: will choose a nic later at May 03, 2021 09:59 PM (bTQ72)

195 And $$. Lots and lots of dollars.
Posted by: Tonypete


The stories about starved and neglected horses are sad. There are idiots out there who get horses without considering the fact that an 800 pound animal is expensive to feed.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 03, 2021 09:59 PM (+lVUW)

196 Frogs and crickets at night are relaxing.
You got used to the Cicadas but it was like having tinnitus all day sometimes.

Posted by: JROD at May 03, 2021 09:59 PM (0jZnq)

197 Do the 17 year bugs duke it out with the annual ones for supremacy?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 03, 2021 09:59 PM (63Dwl)

198 178 Good evening everyone!

So who's tired of who's shit? Bill or Melinda?

Posted by: ALH, Sister Golden Hair at May 03, 2021 09:56 PM (oUcR5


Guessing Melinda found the Polaroid stash

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 03, 2021 09:59 PM (4fSQf)

199 I like the frogs and insects more.
Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at May 03, 2021 09:56 PM (OssQ4)

Nice and quiet here at Stately Peon Manor in Alberta. If I open the bedroom window, I might hear coyotes, or a skein of geese cruising overhead.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 03, 2021 09:59 PM (kQcVW)

200 Flu rates go down in the summer normally. I'd expect COVID will also crater now whether people get shots or not.

And come the fall I'm sure they'll have "booster" shots to address the quadruple mutant strains of COVID. Of course by then we will start to get a little more info on the long term effects of the untested shots (they aren't vaccines).

Speaking of which, and I've asked this before, why don't we have a real vaccine yet - using dead/inert COVID virons?

Posted by: 18-1 at May 03, 2021 09:59 PM (JMMlQ)

201 What bullshit did Neil Young pull now?

He's making me awfully hard to continue loving his music.

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 03, 2021 09:59 PM (U2p+3)

202 The Joint Session to confirm Jack Ryan as vice president.
Posted by: Chuck C at May 03, 2021 09:55 PM (awtm/)


Ah, thanks.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 03, 2021 09:59 PM (t+qrx)

203
Daily Mail has tons of pics including a young Bill and a young Melinda:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/
news/article-9538991

Bill was a nerd boy out of central casting who grew up to be an old woman. Melinda was a geek girl who grew up to be a butch dude.

They have three kids. The son is a bit nerdy looking, like Dad, but not as bad. The two daughters are pretty hot.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 03, 2021 10:01 PM (Mzdiz)

204 for $2m USD I could show Melinda a fun time, she is just a few years older dan the me


Posted by: will choose a nic later at May 03, 2021 10:02 PM (bTQ72)

205 188 Band of Brothers is 20 years old.

I read "someplace" that there's going to be an Air Force version made. Maybe?
Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 03, 2021 09:58 PM (3H9h1


That could be good. Just hope it's better than the Pacific series. Just couldn't equal what they did with BoB

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 03, 2021 10:02 PM (4fSQf)

206 I read "someplace" that there's going to be an Air Force version made. Maybe?

Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 03, 2021 09:58 PM (3H9h1)

An honest telling of the 8th Air Force, with all the death and destruction? Go for it.

Posted by: Old Blue - Round Headed Bald Kid at May 03, 2021 10:02 PM (VNmG1)

207 JROD
I have tinnitus constantly. I'd take the cicadas any day.
They at least don't sound like sirens screaming at me.

Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at May 03, 2021 10:02 PM (4Oe2V)

208 Guessing Melinda found the Polaroid stash
Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 03, 2021 09:59 PM (4fSQf)

If so, I hope there's a clause in the pre-nup that says he pays out the wazoo for philandering.

Posted by: ALH, Sister Golden Hair at May 03, 2021 10:02 PM (oUcR5)

209 Band of Brothers is 20 years old.

That blows my mind. I think I've watched it every year since it aired.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 03, 2021 09:56 PM (4fSQf)


I hadn't realized that. I kept my Amazon Prime subscription for a year or so after cancelling all the other streaming just to be able to watch that and John Adams.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 03, 2021 10:03 PM (t+qrx)

210 $200 Billion. Same as in town.

Posted by: Melinda Gates at May 03, 2021 10:03 PM (pnSY9)

211 95 We could fire a missile and blow up that piece of Chinese space junk.

Oops, I forgot, Trump's not president anymore.
Posted by: Braenyard

Realistically, it's just going to break up and sploosh. The CCP doesn't give AF about non-manned orbital return. They did this before in 2019 and like 2016.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 03, 2021 09:33 PM (pAjZN)


If you're into gambling, bet that it WILL NOT sploosh debris on eastern China, and especially NOT on Peking. Rocket scientists will find ways to keep supposedly uncontrollable debris from their own stuff hitting themselves or their bosses.

When Skylab came down in the 1999, I was coincidentally working in the safest place from debris on the planet: Johnson Space Center, Houston, the control center location for Skylab! The debris that did make it all the way down hit Australia - half a world away from Houston.

Posted by: Gref at May 03, 2021 10:03 PM (AMIL/)

212 Let's say we're in the coin-polishing business. I'll make a coin-polishing ad. The lawyers will come back and say "yeah, that works great, except do you have a photo from that shoot with a penny? Because that guy has a quarter, and TX requires cupro-nickel plated coins to be polished by a licensed cupro-nickel cladding polisher, but pennies are ok, because they're just copper and zinc."

That's a fake example, but seriously, it's that weird.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 03, 2021 09:57 PM (Uh2oA)

Do they license telephone sanitizers, too? Remember when "telephone sanitizer" was a joke from Hitchhiker's Guide..? Now, since the advent of the WuFlu, you can buy packaged "telephone sanitizer" at Wally World. No shit.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 03, 2021 10:04 PM (kQcVW)

213 So who's tired of who's shit? Bill or Melinda?

Posted by: ALH, Sister Golden Hair at May 03, 2021 09:56 PM

Melinda never cleaned up the altar to Moloch after sacrifices. That is *so* slovenly.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at May 03, 2021 10:04 PM (OssQ4)

214 Yudhishthira's Dice ,
Lol! I don't actually work with issuing licenses, I'm more on the financial/support side of things. I keep the agency running smoothly...

Posted by: lin-duh 27-4 at May 03, 2021 10:04 PM (UUBmN)

215 When Skylab came down in the 1999 --OOPS, make that 1979!

Posted by: Gref at May 03, 2021 10:04 PM (AMIL/)

216 $200 Billion. Same as in town.
Posted by: Melinda Gates

Hahaha

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at May 03, 2021 10:05 PM (OssQ4)

217 "So who's tired of who's shit? Bill or Melinda?"

It was the never ending Toilet Seat Saga.

Posted by: Bill at May 03, 2021 10:06 PM (pnSY9)

218 My latest retirement project is cleaning out my dresser drawers and closet after watching Hoarders on You Tube.
That show is very motivational. It keeps me from taking things back out of the donation bag.

Posted by: ALH, Sister Golden Hair at May 03, 2021 10:07 PM (oUcR5)

219 Bill & Melinda Gates have no incentive to stay married. Their children are grown. They have no struggles they can work through together. They are not-as far as I know-people of religious faith so they don't pray together or have a belief in staying married because of vows. They are so rich that they can go separate ways and pursue other interests including romantic ones.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 03, 2021 10:07 PM (k39e/)

220 I miss my family cabin (until my asshole father sold it) on the beach. We listened to the tide rise and fall. Quartermaster harbor, so no big swells. But it was so lovely hearing the ripples tease the rocks. In the winter it was awesome when the storms and the wind and the rain crashed in. I loved when the power went out and we had to rely on the fireplace to warm the cabin and to cook. My grandpa would tell stories by candlelight and my brother and I would exaggerate our fear at first, and then really become scared. And all the time the wind and the rain would batter the windows and we could hear the sea.

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 03, 2021 10:07 PM (U2p+3)

221 It was the never ending Toilet Seat Saga.

Posted by: Bill at May 03, 2021 10:06 PM (pnSY9)

.....

Doubtful.

I'd say Bill squats to pee.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 03, 2021 10:07 PM (djoaS)

222 I'm guessing Bill pisses sitting down.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 03, 2021 10:07 PM (4fSQf)

223 "So who's tired of who's shit? Bill or Melinda?"

It was the thermostat wars.

Posted by: ALH, Sister Golden Hair at May 03, 2021 10:07 PM (oUcR5)

224 >> It was the never ending Toilet Seat Saga.

Their 66K ft^2 mansion probably had at least 30 toilets in it, and poor Bill couldn't even leave the lid up on just one.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 03, 2021 10:07 PM (Mzdiz)

225 I'm guessing Bill recycles his pee in a stillsuit.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at May 03, 2021 10:08 PM (OssQ4)

226 @207 Winston-I have tinnitus. Yeah, I'd take them all day too, plus like I said upthread they were fun to shoot with a pellet or BB gun.

Posted by: JROD at May 03, 2021 10:09 PM (0jZnq)

227 Who gets the sharks with the frickin' lazers?

Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 03, 2021 10:09 PM (3H9h1)

228 They are so rich that they can go separate ways and pursue other interests including romantic ones.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 03, 2021 10:07 PM (k39e/)


There is no pleasure that the world gives like that which it takes away.

Posted by: ALH, Sister Golden Hair at May 03, 2021 10:09 PM (oUcR5)

229 My latest retirement project is cleaning out my dresser drawers and closet after watching Hoarders on You Tube.
Posted by: ALH, Sister Golden Hair at May 03, 2021 10:07 PM (oUcR5)


Same here, only not retiring any time soon. Also not watching the show. Or any shows. Mostly just packing out the house.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 03, 2021 10:09 PM (t+qrx)

230
The stories about starved and neglected horses are sad. There are idiots out there who get horses without considering the fact that an 800 pound animal is expensive to feed.
Posted by: nerdygirl

They are called hay burners for a reason. When we had 2 horses I bought about 10 tons of hay a year.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * acolyte second class, Branch Trumpian at May 03, 2021 10:10 PM (r7Zjy)

231 Posted by: nurse ratched at May 03, 2021 10:07 PM

You paint a nice picture.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at May 03, 2021 10:10 PM (OssQ4)

232 Speaking of which, and I've asked this before, why don't we have a real vaccine yet - using dead/inert COVID virons?
Posted by: 18-1 at May 03, 2021 09:59 PM (JMMlQ)

We do - it's the Chinese version. It doesn't work.

Posted by: Nova local at May 03, 2021 10:10 PM (b1h2x)

233 JROD
I'd have loved that but BB guns were not allowed by my folks.
They really did believe you'd shoot your eye out.
Or, someone else's.

Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at May 03, 2021 10:10 PM (4Oe2V)

234 Hey there, nurse ratched!

How ya doing with Justified?

My son and I finished Season 4 tonight. My favorite season of any TV show ever.

Posted by: Doof at May 03, 2021 10:10 PM (mZUr4)

235 Mostly just packing out the house.
Posted by: hogmartin at May 03, 2021 10:09 PM (t+qrx)

Are you leaving us?

Posted by: ALH, Sister Golden Hair at May 03, 2021 10:11 PM (oUcR5)

236 My latest retirement project is cleaning out my dresser drawers and closet after watching Hoarders on You Tube.
Posted by: ALH, Sister Golden Hair at May 03, 20

not to be morbid, I have to deal with hording in da family, but when you dead yo shit will just get tossed in the dumster unless you care about it more than pile it everywhere

Posted by: will choose a nic later at May 03, 2021 10:12 PM (bTQ72)

237 Speaking of which, and I've asked this before, why don't we have a real vaccine yet - using dead/inert COVID virons?
Posted by: 18-1

Unbelievable as it may sound, it's because nobody in the world has ever isolated the virus.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at May 03, 2021 10:12 PM (OssQ4)

238 We do - it's the Chinese version. It doesn't work.
I was reading about Brazil and the shots. Apparently they have the Chinese one. And the US government is lobbying HARD to get them to not take the Russian one...which I believe is basically one of the US ones because the Russians stole our research.

Oh Anna Chapman which biotech engineer did you have to bed for that one?

Posted by: 18-1 at May 03, 2021 10:12 PM (JMMlQ)

239 Good evening y'all!

Mis Hum......thanks for an excellent ONT! Especially loved the click through and Tony Bennett

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 03, 2021 10:13 PM (/UQ/R)

240 Former President George W. Bush suggested the Republican Party needed to reach out to a more diverse coalition of voters if it wanted to come back into power.

Um, Tim Scott. Someone should inform Bush that the Donald got more support from blacks than most republican nominees, including the moderates.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 03, 2021 10:14 PM (+lVUW)

241 63 My wife is an Okie, and enjoys hearing the cicadas when we go back to visit her family. I can't stand the sound. I'm used to quiet nights with the occasional frog croaking crickets chirping, or grizzly bear tear some tourist apart.

I remember blasting grasshoppers of oak trees in Nebraska on the annual family vacation, then there was the time I hit the trunk instead of the bug, the BB went back past my ear and out of all imponderables hit and shattered their kitchen window. A foot in either direction and no one would have known anything.

We once stayed in a motel in Davis CA where we were continually serenaded by a cicada practicing for the Sacramento Symphony. Some searching discovered he'd set himself up a studio in one of the pockets where the bricks overlapped, in the room, about 3ft up. I was nice to him, he had some talent, think I dug him out with a toothbrush handle and ejected him out the door. I don't know whether he ever got that chair as First Winged Instrument.

Here in suburban California I have the usually gentle hum of the traffic on CA92 headed for the bridge. Rather have bugs and amphibians. Just not in the house.

Posted by: JEM at May 03, 2021 10:14 PM (8erNz)

242 Are you leaving us?
Posted by: ALH, Sister Golden Hair at May 03, 2021 10:11 PM (oUcR5)


Who's "us"? Aren't you in Georgia or something? I haven't lived there in forever.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 03, 2021 10:14 PM (t+qrx)

243 The only time the toilet seat is an issue with two men and me living in the house is when I go into the bathroom at night and am not paying attention and I don't notice the seat is up. Otherwise I don't care and fix it.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 03, 2021 10:15 PM (k39e/)

244 when you dead yo shit will just get tossed in the dumster unless you care about it more than pile it everywhere
Posted by: will choose a nic later at May 03, 2021 10:12 PM (bTQ72)

I have a saturation point for stuff. When I reach it, it's time to edit.

Posted by: ALH, Sister Golden Hair at May 03, 2021 10:16 PM (oUcR5)

245 How do Republicans "include" persons who very muchly don't want to be included?

Posted by: klaftern at May 03, 2021 10:16 PM (RuIsu)

246 Where are you moving, Hogmartin?

Posted by: ALH, Sister Golden Hair at May 03, 2021 10:17 PM (oUcR5)

247 Helen Keller's parents used to leave the plunger in the toilet to punish her, I've heard.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at May 03, 2021 10:17 PM (OssQ4)

248 243 The only time the toilet seat is an issue with two men and me living in the house is when I go into the bathroom at night and am not paying attention and I don't notice the seat is up. Otherwise I don't care and fix it.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 03, 2021 10:15 PM (k39e/)


Ah, the ole 2am dip.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 03, 2021 10:17 PM (4fSQf)

249 People are scared of cicadas? Not unless you're riding a crotch-rocket without a face shield.

Posted by: Behold gp's Bulged Trunnion at May 03, 2021 10:17 PM (qpX6U)

250 Posted by: nerdygirl at May 03, 2021 10:14 PM (+lVUW)

The narrative > reality

That is the only thing that matters

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at May 03, 2021 10:17 PM (IYHxL)

251 If anyone is interested in doing a centex lunch mini meetup on May 27 or 28 email me in my nic.

Nite!

Posted by: lin-duh 27-4 at May 03, 2021 10:18 PM (UUBmN)

252 The only time the toilet seat is an issue with two men and me living in the house is when I go into the bathroom at night and am not paying attention and I don't notice the seat is up. Otherwise I don't care and fix it.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 03, 2021 10:15 PM (k39e/)


See, this is how it should be. One inspects equipment prior to use. I keep a laminated procedure card and a grease pencil dummy-corded to each shitter in my house for precisely this reason.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 03, 2021 10:18 PM (t+qrx)

253
When Skylab came down in the 1999 --OOPS, make that 1979!
Posted by: Gref


I remember a local radio station playing ELO's "Don't Bring Me Down" to celebrate it coming down.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 03, 2021 10:18 PM (63Dwl)

254 Mmm... bourbon bread.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 03, 2021 10:18 PM (VwHCD)

255 Where are you moving, Hogmartin?
Posted by: ALH, Sister Golden Hair at May 03, 2021 10:17 PM (oUcR5)


Texas.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 03, 2021 10:19 PM (t+qrx)

256 249 People are scared of cicadas? Not unless you're riding a crotch-rocket without a face shield.
Posted by: Behold gp's Bulged Trunnion at May 03, 2021 10:17 PM (qpX6U)


I hit one of those bastards on my bike. Right in the bicep. Black and blue the next day.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 03, 2021 10:19 PM (4fSQf)

257 240 Former President George W. Bush suggested the Republican Party needed to reach out to a more diverse coalition of voters if it wanted to come back into power.

George W Bush needs to reflect on how bad he was as President, how his general lack of judgment in staffing matters led to Rumsfeld, Feith, Wolfowitz, Harriet Miers, etc, before he thinks about lecturing us on what the GOP should be.

It's hard to tell at this point who's worse: the guy who set up the forever wars and failed to manage them properly and had to sell out any GOP domestic agenda to keep the Democrats funding his wars.

Or the guy who took advantage of Bush's failures to get elected and cram down a hard-left agenda - while still keeping us in those wars.

Posted by: JEM at May 03, 2021 10:19 PM (8erNz)

258 Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at May 03, 2021 10:17 PM (OssQ4)

Sounds like a pleasant surprise!!!

- Shep Smith

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at May 03, 2021 10:19 PM (IYHxL)

259 239 Good evening y'all!

Mis Hum......thanks for an excellent ONT! Especially loved the click through and Tony Bennett
Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 03, 2021 10:13 PM (/UQ/R)


Glad you enjoyed

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 03, 2021 10:19 PM (aA3+G)

260 I keep reading how Bill Maher has really been going after Biden, his admin and the woke crowd.

So how long before Maher suddenly starts getting #MeToo allegations made against him?

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2021 10:20 PM (L2ZTs)

261 I hit one of those bastards on my bike. Right in the bicep. Black and blue the next day.

Be fucking happy you didn't hit a goose.

Posted by: JEM at May 03, 2021 10:20 PM (8erNz)

262 Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 03, 2021 10:17 PM (4fSQf)

LOL. Yep.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 03, 2021 10:20 PM (k39e/)

263 Good evening, dear Horde!

Posted by: Ladyl at May 03, 2021 10:20 PM (hfvFU)

264 See, this is how it should be. One inspects
equipment prior to use. I keep a laminated procedure card and a grease
pencil dummy-corded to each shitter in my house for precisely this
reason.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 03, 2021 10:18 PM (t+qrx)

When you live with a chick the rules are simple. The seat always..always returns to the down position. Penalty for noncompliance is death, and probably while you're sleeping.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 03, 2021 10:20 PM (VwHCD)

265 So do we know where the Chinese space junk is going to land? or do they need to get some rotund black women to do the calculations?

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at May 03, 2021 10:22 PM (h1jJh)

266 serious, if you are a horder and all yo stuff is important but you just havie in pile it will get toseed after you die

no matter how much you think it is worth

Posted by: will choose a nic later at May 03, 2021 10:22 PM (bTQ72)

267 I remember a local radio station playing ELO's "Don't Bring Me Down" to celebrate it coming down.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 03, 2021 10:18 PM (63Dwl)

.....

I remember that.

I also remember them playing a parody of Barbara Ann with the lyrics changed to Bomb Iran about the same time.

That was back when people had a sense of humor and liked the country they lived in.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 03, 2021 10:22 PM (djoaS)

268 So who needs to hide a bottle of booze in a loaf of bread?

A teenager?

A person going to a baseball game?

A convicted prisoner?

Posted by: Muldoon at May 03, 2021 10:23 PM (Fc5rx)

269 Doof.
4-5 episodes into season three.

Love it. Just great tv. And Raylan is NOT hard on the eyes IYKWIMAITYD.

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 03, 2021 10:23 PM (U2p+3)

270 @233 Winston-Someone mentioned it the other night about having BB gun wars. We had those all the time with our BB guns and pellet guns which had a rule that only so many pumps were allowed(you had to listen for the pumps) and we violated that all the time. I don't know how we didn't shoot any eyes out because there were plenty of head shots and we shot the piss out of each other. Welts and knots were a common thing in our neighborhood.

Posted by: JROD at May 03, 2021 10:24 PM (0jZnq)

271 Wouldn't the weight of the whiskey bottle crush whatever side the bread was laid (lain?) on?

Posted by: Rusty Nail at May 03, 2021 10:25 PM (I99aF)

272 261 I hit one of those bastards on my bike. Right in the bicep. Black and blue the next day.

Be fucking happy you didn't hit a goose.
Posted by: JEM at May 03, 2021 10:20 PM (8erNz)

I know someone who was driving a delivery van and hit a wild turkey. Boss had to switch vans with him as the turkey had wound up in the passenger seat.

Posted by: Bete at May 03, 2021 10:25 PM (Ojki1)

273 Ladyl!


#twoweeks!!!

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 03, 2021 10:25 PM (U2p+3)

274 Got five inches of snow today. Springtime in the Rockies!!!

Posted by: Muldoon at May 03, 2021 10:25 PM (Fc5rx)

275 Speaking of which, if you go out on a first date with a somewhat mannish looking woman nowadays is it considered ok to lift her up and make sure she actually is a she?
Posted by: 18-1


Won't work. From what I hear, some of them do a pretty good job of taping it down.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 03, 2021 10:25 PM (+lVUW)

276 Here's an apparently recent photo of Prince Charles with his wife, Camilla.

Why does this pic make me feel hungry all of a sudden?

https://tinyurl.com/cwd5984p

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2021 10:26 PM (L2ZTs)

277 Wouldn't the weight of the whiskey bottle crush whatever side the bread was laid (lain?) on?

.....

Not if it is rye bread.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 03, 2021 10:26 PM (djoaS)

278 When you live with a chick the rules are simple. The seat always..always returns to the down position. Penalty for noncompliance is death, and probably while you're sleeping.

Seat down, lid up, and don't you DARE leave a drip anywhere.

If you don't like TMI, avert your eyes.

I'm going in for hernia surgery (finally! - I think - it's been damn near two years) on Thursday.

After the customary bulged groin muscle, a few months later (after the surgery had been deferred a few times due to COVID and other scheduling constraints) my lower intestine decided to slide off into my scrotum. Thing looks like a Cornish game hen now and I dare you (no, never mind) to find the shaft. I do a lot of sitzpinkling right now. The good news is that while I really have to wear two pairs of briefs to keep it contained, it doesn't really HURT now unless I do something really strenuous.

Posted by: JEM at May 03, 2021 10:26 PM (8erNz)

279 Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 03, 2021 10:18 PM (VwHCD)

Hey, uh... I had a question for you. For some reason, I had it in my head that you'd said that my cam chain tensioner shoes would probably last forever and I can't remember why. They're coming up on my "I haven't personally laid eyes on it and I should probably check it out for peace of mind" list in the next few 5k miles or so. 2013 twin cam 103 with Woods 777.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 03, 2021 10:26 PM (t+qrx)

280 Be fucking happy you didn't hit a goose.
Posted by: JEM at May 03, 2021 10:20 PM (8erNz)

I came damned near to wiping out a herd of goats with the Suburban on Saturday. I was cruising through the Missouri Gorge section of I-15, going about 75 mph in the left lane, and I spotted a cop car and a minivan stopped in the left lane on the southbound side. Big Jersey barrier down the middle, so no legal requirement for me to slow down or move over. But I did slow a little. And just as I came abreast of the stopped vehicles, three large domestic goats leaped over the Jersey barrier, right into my lane. I missed the lead goat by less than a yard, I'm sure. Had I slowed down more, I might have hit all three.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 03, 2021 10:27 PM (kQcVW)

281 Someone should ask Jorge the younger how many Presidents have actually WON a war since Bush 41.

The answer, I believe, is Clinton in Serbia (turns out bombing civilians works!) and Trump in Syria.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 03, 2021 10:27 PM (JMMlQ)

282 Fence staples and USPS rubber bands.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 03, 2021 10:27 PM (hlqqA)

283 @264 Berserker-The splash usually wakes you up and gives you a chance at protecting yourself.

Posted by: JROD at May 03, 2021 10:27 PM (0jZnq)

284 269 Doof.
4-5 episodes into season three.

Love it. Just great tv. And Raylan is NOT hard on the eyes IYKWIMAITYD.
Posted by: nurse ratched at May 03, 2021 10:23 PM (U2p+3


Lucky bastard got to make out with Natalie Zea.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 03, 2021 10:27 PM (4fSQf)

285 Speaking of which, if you go out on a first date with a somewhat mannish looking woman nowadays is it considered ok to lift her up and make sure she actually is a she?
Posted by: 18-1

These "persons" will spend all their time trying to destroy your life for being a bigot for not sleeping with them even after you find out.

Posted by: Bete at May 03, 2021 10:28 PM (Ojki1)

286
I keep reading how Bill Maher has really been going after Biden, his admin and the woke crowd.

So how long before Maher suddenly starts getting #MeToo allegations made against him?
Posted by: qdpsteve


He still does enough deplorable bashing to stay in their graces.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 03, 2021 10:28 PM (63Dwl)

287 So do we know where the Chinese space junk is going to land? or do they
need to get some rotund black women to do the calculations?

Nah, we'll just hire a gender studies PHD who can just ask Google.

Posted by: NASA at May 03, 2021 10:28 PM (JMMlQ)

288 When you live with a chick the rules are simple. The seat always..always returns to the down position. Penalty for noncompliance is death, and probably while you're sleeping.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 03, 2021 10:20 PM (VwHCD)


I haven't found that to be the case. Or at least they never said anything. Or if they said something, I wasn't paying attention.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 03, 2021 10:29 PM (t+qrx)

289 ...it doesn't really HURT now unless I do something really strenuous.

Posted by: JEM at May 03, 2021 10:26 PM



Shouldn't you be in the emergency room right now??

Posted by: Zettai at May 03, 2021 10:29 PM (2INXM)

290 JROD
My friends did that as well. BB gun wars. I was not allowed to take part. My folks kept me sheltered as my mom wanted me to not be, "Polluted", by the world so I'd go into the seminary.
It didn't work but, as the song goes, "Momma tried".

If I may ask, is your tinnitus symmetrical?
Mime is asymmetric and it also varies in pitch and volume.

Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at May 03, 2021 10:29 PM (4Oe2V)

291 Doof.
4-5 episodes into season three.

Love it. Just great tv. And Raylan is NOT hard on the eyes IYKWIMAITYD.

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 03, 2021 10:23 PM (U2p+3)
=========

S3 with Quarles and Limehouse is excellent. Raylan is the coolest MFer ever. I'll take your word about his looks. I don't find anything attractive about a dude.

Now Winona and Ava -- yum and yum!

Posted by: Doof at May 03, 2021 10:30 PM (mZUr4)

292 Lucky bastard got to make out with Natalie Zea.





Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 03, 2021 10:27 PM

I only had eyes for Joelle Carter.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at May 03, 2021 10:30 PM (I99aF)

293 I came damned near to wiping out a herd of goats with the Suburban on Saturday.

Yeah, I recall driving around the UK some years back and there were parts where cattle were more or less free-range and would go out and lay in the roundabouts.

John.

Posted by: JEM at May 03, 2021 10:31 PM (8erNz)

294 290 mine, not mime

Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at May 03, 2021 10:31 PM (4Oe2V)

295 So who needs to hide a bottle of booze in a loaf of bread?



A teenager?



A person going to a baseball game?



A convicted prisoner?

Posted by: Muldoon at May 03, 2021 10:23 PM (Fc5rx)
Motorcycle dude on a long ride, lol. I say that because I knew a harley dude that had bottles of jack buried all over new jersey. Some buried along some rural highways, some at the beaches under the board walk, some in other parks, etc. He would stop at a store, grab a can of coke, go to one of the buried bottles, drink half the coke, top it of with some jack, have a nice road side cocktail, and continue on his journey. I personally witnessed a few bottles get exhumed. He's dead now, but there are definitely buried bottles out there to this day.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 03, 2021 10:31 PM (VwHCD)

296 Lucky bastard got to make out with Natalie Zea.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 03, 2021 10:27 PM (4fSQf)
======

She is high on my wishlist!

Posted by: Doof at May 03, 2021 10:31 PM (mZUr4)

297 Shouldn't you be in the emergency room right now??

It's been in its current configuration for a year now, doc said if it ever gets PAINFUL get to emergency stat, but aside from breaking wind sounding like Mauna Loa burbling to the surface, nah.

Posted by: JEM at May 03, 2021 10:32 PM (8erNz)

298 He's dead now, but there are definitely buried bottles out there to this day.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 03, 2021 10:31 PM (VwHCD)


*scribbles furiously*

Go on...

Posted by: History Channel at May 03, 2021 10:33 PM (t+qrx)

299 293 I came damned near to wiping out a herd of goats with the Suburban on Saturday.

Yeah, I recall driving around the UK some years back and there were parts where cattle were more or less free-range and would go out and lay in the roundabouts.

Posted by: JEM at May 03, 2021 10:31 PM (8erNz)

Was driving down a road in rural WI once and found that the local Alpaca (Llama maybe) ranchers had left a gate open and the whole herd was walking down the road away from the place. Buggers were spread out so you couldn't get past them, so I had to turn around and use an alternate route.

Posted by: Bete at May 03, 2021 10:33 PM (Ojki1)

300 Berserker:
"Whatever you do, after I die, don't you dare go digging around behind the Clown Motel in Beatty, Nevada. I swear there's nothing there!!" - Harry Reid

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2021 10:34 PM (L2ZTs)

301 Buggers were spread out so you couldn't get past them, so I had to turn around and use an alternate route.

And in the Alpaca Slalom, Miata Division the winner is Marcia Pfifflepfinger of Dane, WI.

The open division was won by Jeff Davis of Missoula, MT with a time of 1:02.32

Posted by: JEM at May 03, 2021 10:35 PM (8erNz)

302
Hey, uh... I had a question for you. For some
reason, I had it in my head that you'd said that my cam chain tensioner
shoes would probably last forever and I can't remember why. They're
coming up on my "I haven't personally laid eyes on it and I should
probably check it out for peace of mind" list in the next few 5k miles
or so. 2013 twin cam 103 with Woods 777.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 03, 2021 10:26 PM (t+qrx)
Drugs probably. lol. I would never say that, because I don't trust the tensioners any farther than I can throw a cheese cake underwater. Yours are better than the older ones, but they are a wear item. I would definitely take a peek at them at 25-30K.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 03, 2021 10:36 PM (VwHCD)

303 @290 Winston-Its in my right ear. Too much standing with my right side to my guitar amp/cabinet and having it cranked.

Posted by: JROD at May 03, 2021 10:36 PM (0jZnq)

304 Yeah, I recall driving around the UK some years back and there were parts where cattle were more or less free-range and would go out and lay in the roundabouts.

John.
Posted by: JEM at May 03, 2021 10:31 PM (8erNz)

Well, there are some little homesteads in the canyon there, near the village of Dearborn, but one does not normally see domestic goats on a restricted-access Interstate. They are fenced. I am wondering if the goats had been wandering there for a while, and the minivan hit one, and the driver called 911?

These were definitely domestic goats, not mountain goats, or mountain sheep.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 03, 2021 10:36 PM (kQcVW)

305 I'm not saying aliens buried these bottles, but...

Posted by: Also History Channel at May 03, 2021 10:37 PM (I99aF)

306 Nurse ratched -- when you get to Season 4, Episode 1, there's a new character named Colton Rhodes. Pay attention to where he says he's from. It's a town that the Doof family knows VERY well.

Posted by: Doof at May 03, 2021 10:38 PM (mZUr4)

307 I would definitely take a peek at them at 25-30K.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 03, 2021 10:36 PM (VwHCD)


25k is coming up soon enough, thanks. I'll check them at the next oil change.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 03, 2021 10:38 PM (t+qrx)

308 If I may ask, is your tinnitus symmetrical?
Mime is asymmetric and it also varies in pitch and volume.
Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at May 03, 2021 10:29 PM (4Oe2V)


Mine is symmetrical. But it's weird. If I crank my neck in any direction when it's flared up, the noise increases. Some unknown connection between nerves and the auditory nerves.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 03, 2021 10:38 PM (4fSQf)

309 If I may ask, is your tinnitus symmetrical?
Mime is asymmetric and it also varies in pitch and volume.


Both my hearing and my tinnitus are asymmetrical, too much time in punk clubs back in the day. Right ear better than left on both accounts.

Posted by: JEM at May 03, 2021 10:38 PM (8erNz)

310 Amazing as this will sound, I did not get hassled, or lectured to about not having been vaccinated for the Chinese Lung Rot when I had my 1 year anniversary blood test checking my PSA.

They asked, I said no...and that was that.

They were mask Nazi's, but didn't proselytize about the vaccine.

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at May 03, 2021 10:38 PM (BgMrQ)

311 305 I'm not saying aliens buried these bottles, but...
Posted by: Also History Channel at May 03, 2021 10:37 PM (I99aF)

If they were buried by aliens the bottles would be Tequila.

...Self denouncement in 3, 2,...

Posted by: Bete at May 03, 2021 10:38 PM (Ojki1)

312 So here's my dilemma:

Found out DD#1 is expecting our first grandchild, due in December.

I have been told that I cannot see her or the baby unless I get a COVID shot.

I have VERY SERIOUS reservations about this shot. I have Myasthenia and I don't want it to get worse, which I am afraid could happen after getting the shot (there are documented cases of people developing MG after getting the shot).

I am so leery of the long-term effects of this shot, and I am terrified for my grandchild, as DD#1 got the shot after she knew that she was pregnant. Can you say "DES", boys and girls? Does "Thalidomide" ring a bell?

I have been waiting so long for a grandchild. But I DO NOT want to get this shot. I just know that I am going to be that person who has an adverse reaction, because that is how my luck runs.

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas - The Original Fanilow (since 1974) at May 03, 2021 10:39 PM (SRRAx)

313 JROD
Thanks. Mine is right ear as well but the doctors have never figured out if it was a couple too many concussions or that I had cluster headaches and took way too much aspirin.

Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at May 03, 2021 10:39 PM (4Oe2V)

314 Winston-Its in my right ear. Too much standing with my right side to my guitar amp/cabinet and having it cranked.

Posted by: JROD at May 03, 2021 10:36 PM (0jZnq)

yeah, no sympathy here. lol The monolith of doom amp wall on the left, and the drummers "gun shot" snare drum on the right. Amazing I don't have tinnitus, but I probably killed anything that causes it. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 03, 2021 10:41 PM (VwHCD)

315 Doof!
Coolio! Will do.
I'm enjoying this series so much. I sometimes watch TWO episodes instead of just one when I get home from work.

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 03, 2021 10:41 PM (U2p+3)

316 They were mask Nazi's, but didn't proselytize about the vaccine.
Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at May 03, 2021 10:38 PM (BgMrQ)

I had to wear a mask while dealing with Canada Customs on Saturday. I used one of those clear plastic face shields bought at the 99-cent store in Apache Junction, and that evidently passed muster. When I went into U.S. Customs at Sweetgrass to clear my vehicle for export, I wore no mask, nor did the agent, and nothing was said.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 03, 2021 10:42 PM (kQcVW)

317 Teresa - lie your ass off. Fake the Covid card.

Forgive me for saying so, but your DD is being a butthead. YOU[b/] are the person at risk, not your DD or grandchild. To use the grands as a weapon is dirty pool.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 03, 2021 10:43 PM (Rvt88)

318 So here's my dilemma:

Found out DD#1 is expecting our first grandchild, due in December.

I have been told that I cannot see her or the baby unless I get a COVID shot.
Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas - The Original Fanilow (since 1974) at May 03, 2021 10:39 PM (SRRAx)


The probability of an infant getting COVID is statistical noise. The probability that you'll develop complications is low, but definitely non-zero.

The question isn't the bug, it's the daughter (but you already knew that).

Posted by: hogmartin at May 03, 2021 10:43 PM (t+qrx)

319 Night all!

Do your best to piss off a liberal tomorrow.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 03, 2021 10:43 PM (4fSQf)

320 SMOD? SMOD?? You call that pissant little 22.5 ton chunk of junk your SMOD?

Kiss my 9-mile wide ass.

Posted by: K-T Boundary Asteroid at May 03, 2021 10:43 PM (b8eqQ)

321 damn it

Posted by: Tonypete at May 03, 2021 10:43 PM (Rvt88)

322 310 Amazing as this will sound, I did not get hassled, or lectured to about not having been vaccinated for the Chinese Lung Rot when I had my 1 year anniversary blood test checking my PSA.

They asked, I said no...and that was that.

They were mask Nazi's, but didn't proselytize about the vaccine.
Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at May 03, 2021 10:38 PM (BgMrQ)

My Oncologist gave me a whole prepared speech when I saw her in January. My saying I wasn't afraid of it through her presentation slightly, but she recovered and continued on with why it was OK to be afraid and how some of the other staff at the hospital weren't getting it.

I was like "I have a treatable-for-a-time-until-it-isn't cancer. What is this shot going to do worse than that?" And then I got the speech on how masks kept the Flu exposure down this winter, unlike say people too afraid to leave their house and thus be exposed.

Great Oncologist, but I wouldn't trust her on Virology as far as I could throw the hospital. And it is a very big hospital.

Posted by: Bete at May 03, 2021 10:43 PM (Ojki1)

323 Theresa,
Get a fake card. When you make plans to go see them and they ask, you can say, jeepers, I got my pApers, do you need to see them?

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 03, 2021 10:43 PM (U2p+3)

324 JEM and ALaBAMA
I'm way too old to have been around the punk scene and the only rock concert I was going to attend was the WHO, in Cincinnati. A friend had comp tickets and we were going but she got called in to work. She was a TV station reporter. I'm always glad I missed that one.

Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at May 03, 2021 10:43 PM (4Oe2V)

325 Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas - The Original Fanilow (since 1974) at May 03, 2021 10:39 PM (SRRAx)

Awful situation to be in. Any chance of reasoning with your daughter? Like explaining the facts to her? Or is that just a waste of time?

If I were you i would not get the shot either fwiw.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at May 03, 2021 10:44 PM (IYHxL)

326 I have been waiting so long for a grandchild. But I DO NOT want to get this shot. I just know that I am going to be that person who has an adverse reaction, because that is how my luck runs.
Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas

___

My dad stated on FB that those of us who refuse to get jabbed are Typhoid Marys he has no desire to have visit.

It hurts, but I have accepted the fact that I'll probably not see my folks or siblings again (they all got jabbed).

Posted by: SMH at May 03, 2021 10:44 PM (Fdh9S)

327 25k is coming up soon enough, thanks. I'll check them at the next oil change.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 03, 2021 10:38 PM (t+qrx)

*cough* gear drive *cough* lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 03, 2021 10:45 PM (VwHCD)

328 They were mask Nazi's, but didn't proselytize about the vaccine.

Both Moderna shots I got left me more or less incapable of getting out of bed the next day. It lasted one day in each case, others have experienced worse.

I know a guy who developed a pulmonary embolism after getting...Pfizer?...but correlation does not infer causaation.

Posted by: JEM at May 03, 2021 10:45 PM (8erNz)

329 SMH, are they all also rabid lefty Karens?

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2021 10:45 PM (L2ZTs)

330 Nurse ratched, I get it. We've been watching 2-3 at a time. It's so cool that my son is loving the series. As I've mentioned, this is my 4th time watching - and it gets better every time.

Posted by: Doof at May 03, 2021 10:46 PM (mZUr4)

331 Does "Thalidomide" ring a bell?
Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas - The Original Fanilow (since 1974) at May 03, 2021

Ring a bell? I've had it. Have to do an interview over the phone with a pharmacist and someone ese as well before they will send it out. Lots of "Do not have unprotected sex with a woman of child bearing age while on this drug and for 28-30 (I forget) days after. Even specify the type of condom you have to use.

Posted by: Bete at May 03, 2021 10:46 PM (Ojki1)

332 215 When Skylab came down in the 1999 --OOPS, make that 1979!

Posted by: Gref at May 03, 2021 10:04 PM (AMIL/)

Since I posted Steve Dahl earlier today, I present to you, Skylab:https://youtu.be/qLoNQNK376E

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at May 03, 2021 10:46 PM (ufFY8)

333 @313 Winston-I had problems from migraines but it was from neck problems. Between landing on my head and wrestlers bridge exercises in high school they originate from nerves in my neck. Migraines popped up as I aged. Lots of weight lifting, trap exercises and stretching keeps things in check. No more migraines.

Posted by: JROD at May 03, 2021 10:47 PM (0jZnq)

334 Posted by: SMH at May 03, 2021 10:44 PM (Fdh9S)


Man. That is shitty SMH. The media has much to answer for as they whipped up this virus into the second coming of the Black Death. Evil bastards.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at May 03, 2021 10:47 PM (IYHxL)

335 Theresa.

Don't be bullied.

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 03, 2021 10:48 PM (U2p+3)

336 Night horde. May your troubles be small ones.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at May 03, 2021 10:48 PM (IYHxL)

337 SMH, are they all also rabid lefty Karens?
Posted by: qdpsteve

___

No, they're not Karen's.

Just scared.

Posted by: SMH at May 03, 2021 10:48 PM (Fdh9S)

338 *cough* gear drive *cough* lol
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 03, 2021 10:45 PM (VwHCD)


For all I know, it was done when the new cams were put on. But I'll check.

Actually, this would be a good thing to bring it to the new shop for, to see how I like their service department.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 03, 2021 10:48 PM (t+qrx)

339 See, this is how it should be. One inspects equipment prior to use. I keep a laminated procedure card and a grease pencil dummy-corded to each shitter in my house for precisely this reason.
Posted by: hogmartin at May 03, 2021 10:18 PM


It's all fun and games until someone gundecks the report.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 03, 2021 10:49 PM (DMUuz)

340 Man. That is shitty SMH. The media has much to answer for as they whipped up this virus into the second coming of the Black Death. Evil bastards.
Posted by: thathalfrican

___

Fortunately, they will answer. To the Most High.

And we'll all be there to see it.

Posted by: SMH at May 03, 2021 10:49 PM (Fdh9S)

341 Jesus

Posted by: SweetBaby at May 03, 2021 10:49 PM (y3UB1)

342 SMH, hmmm.
This may be a situation where lying to them is the best solution, not that I advocate lying in general.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2021 10:49 PM (L2ZTs)

343 JROD
At the time I was having those headaches I was working a mandatory 80 hour week, 3 hour daily commute, 4 nights per week going to school and, married to a lunatic.
I finally finished school, quit the job and divorced the loon.
The tinnitus remains though.

Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at May 03, 2021 10:50 PM (4Oe2V)

344 SMH, that reminds me:
I lately enjoy imagining what will happen to all the celebrities and entitled leftist overlords if/when WW3 does in fact happen.

I know it's wrong but... isn't it fun to fantasize about having one of them as a dependent slave in the post-world.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2021 10:50 PM (L2ZTs)

345 This may be a situation where lying to them is the best solution, not that I advocate lying in general.
Posted by: qdpsteve

___

They know my feelings.

I won't lie to them.

Posted by: SMH at May 03, 2021 10:50 PM (Fdh9S)

346 So sorry to hear about the strife from your dad, SMH. It's maddening what the WuFlu propaganda has done to this country - and world.

Posted by: Doof at May 03, 2021 10:51 PM (mZUr4)

347 It's all fun and games until someone gundecks the report.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 03, 2021 10:49 PM (DMUuz)


And then the debriefing.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 03, 2021 10:51 PM (t+qrx)

348 It's all fun and games until someone gundecks the report.

I thought in this day and age you were supposed to have an iPad mounted to the bottom of the lid for instructions (do NOT use your boots for urine deposition) and to record squawks (this shitter's out of toilet paper and can you buy something softer than 180-grit?)

Posted by: JEM at May 03, 2021 10:51 PM (8erNz)

349 No qdp.

I have no desire to have them around me in any capacity.

Posted by: SMH at May 03, 2021 10:51 PM (Fdh9S)

350 Fortunately, they will answer. To the Most High.

And we'll all be there to see it.
Posted by: SMH at May 03, 2021 10:49 PM (Fdh9S)

I'm amazed at the number of people I know who claim to trust God but the fear porn has broken then so very, very badly. Like somehow the virus will get you despite God having had other plans for you. That isn't to say you should lick toilet seat covers, but seriously the fear reaction does demonstrate just how much trust they really have.

Posted by: Bete at May 03, 2021 10:52 PM (Ojki1)

351 I have my husband, my children, and my grandchildren.

My folks are the ones losing out.

Posted by: SMH at May 03, 2021 10:52 PM (Fdh9S)

352 SMH... oh. That's different then.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2021 10:53 PM (L2ZTs)

353 (y3UB1)

raykon sighted.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 03, 2021 10:53 PM (kQcVW)

354 I had to wear a mask while dealing with Canada Customs on Saturday. I used one of those clear plastic face shields bought at the 99-cent store in Apache Junction, and that evidently passed muster. When I went into U.S. Customs at Sweetgrass to clear my vehicle for export, I wore no mask, nor did the agent, and nothing was said.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 03, 2021 10:42 PM (kQcVW)

I haven't tried to cross over into Ft Erie since the shit hit the fan. Everyone who has a place in the Canadian lake shore hasn't been able to check on their houses as well.

Fucking Ontario Nazi's...

Thank God I dropped my golf membership over in Ridgeway. I'd be really missed to be paying dues and not be able to play.

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at May 03, 2021 10:54 PM (BgMrQ)

355 We could fire a missile and blow up that piece of Chinese space junk.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 03, 2021 09:28 PM (hlqqA)


That would be fantastic. Blow it into smithereens, proving we can target it, hit it, and destroy it, and all while smiling, claiming we're just helping out the Chinese.

Posted by: GWB at May 03, 2021 10:54 PM (2orQs)

356 Teresa in Fort Worth - if (if !) you have an adverse reaction to the vaccine, do you think "they" would let you see your grandchild?

Posted by: Adriane the Pumpkin Chuckin' Critic... at May 03, 2021 10:55 PM (okV1R)

357
Just saw this at ZH. Some Bank of America analyst just said this in some report:

"On an absolute basis, [inflation] mentions skyrocketed to near record highs from 2011, pointing to at the very least, "transitory" hyper-inflation ahead."

Transitory hyperinflation. He did put transitory in quotes, for whatever that means.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 03, 2021 10:56 PM (Mzdiz)

358 Great Oncologist, but I wouldn't trust her on Virology as far as I could throw the hospital. And it is a very big hospital.
Posted by: Bete at May 03, 2021 10:43 PM (Ojki1)

My Radiation Oncologist was a bit of an over reactor regarding this shit, that's why I was so surprised that they didn't press the issue.

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at May 03, 2021 10:57 PM (BgMrQ)

359 I haven't tried to cross over into Ft Erie since the shit hit the fan. Everyone who has a place in the Canadian lake shore hasn't been able to check on their houses as well.

Fucking Ontario Nazi's...

Thank God I dropped my golf membership over in Ridgeway. I'd be really missed to be paying dues and not be able to play.
Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at May 03, 2021 10:54 PM (BgMrQ)

I think the only Americans who can freely enter Canada right now by road are either commercial truckers, or people in transit to Alaska. I was a Canadian citizen returning, so they had to let me in. Border is closed (both ways) to "non-essential" travel.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 03, 2021 10:57 PM (kQcVW)

360 Thanks for the mention, Mis Hum. Appreciate it!

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at May 03, 2021 10:58 PM (XSRBF)

361 355 I had to wear a mask while dealing with Canada Customs on Saturday. I used one of those clear plastic face shields bought at the 99-cent store in Apache Junction, and that evidently passed muster.

When I finally found the drive-up covid test at the hospital where the work's gonna be done, the nurse there was wearing this absolutely amazing thing, big plastic lens, sealed with some kind of gusset around her neck. No paper mask or anything like that. I wouldn't have been surprised to see this in a Bond movie.

I'm now officially quarantined until...well, I call Lyft to take me to the hospital Thursday by 11. I've had Covid, I'm vaccinated, I've tested negative twice in the past two months, I don't think I'm a threat to anyone, but I've got enough crap to do around here that I can suck it up and live with it.

Posted by: JEM at May 03, 2021 10:58 PM (8erNz)

362 Posted by: Bete at May 03, 2021 10:52 PM (Ojki1)


Sadly, concur.

Posted by: GWB at May 03, 2021 10:58 PM (2orQs)

363 Band of Brothers is 20 years old.

I read "someplace" that there's going to be an Air Force version made. Maybe?
Posted by: Martini Farmer

They'll be on the golf course a lot.

I heard the Back 9 is really brutal in the movie.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative ....Living on the prison planet at May 03, 2021 10:59 PM (tjZg/)

364 >>>They'll be on the golf course a lot.


They start droning at the turn.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at May 03, 2021 11:00 PM (XSRBF)

365 I was a Canadian citizen returning, so they had to let me in. Border is closed (both ways) to "non-essential" travel.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 03, 2021 10:57 PM (kQcVW)

Ah, I forgot...you're Canadian...I'm a moron!

You would think checking on one's house would be deemed essential...but one would be wrong!

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at May 03, 2021 11:01 PM (BgMrQ)

366 The tinnitus that affects me sounds exactly like a pair of cicadas, in never-ending stereo.

But with a bit of good news, I found that the Sony Noise Cancelling Earphones worked quite well at muting out my ex, so there's that.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 03, 2021 11:02 PM (QzJWU)

367 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9538893/

Some undisclosed terminal disease?

A shut-in Covid casualty? You wouldn't think that.

Undisclosed family problems he wanted revenge for?

Just too high-strung?

Posted by: JEM at May 03, 2021 11:02 PM (8erNz)

368 We're overnighting in the Black Hills after leaving Denver today, left the interstate at Cheyenne and motored through the magnificent landscapes of eastern WY.

What a refreshing thing it is to be in almost mask-free WY and SD, after the hell hole that is Denver.

We had obligations to visit grandkids there. It broke our hearts to see them mask up to go outside to play. Their mom is so terrified of the Wuhan two went for tests on successive days while we were there.

I got Karened in a trip to the art museum. Told it didn't cover my nose up far enough. I asked her to go change into her brown shirt and red/black armband, then go after that Whoopie Goldberg lookalike over there, masked sloppier than me.

Posted by: Mr Gaga at May 03, 2021 11:02 PM (BT6dl)

369 That isn't to say you should lick toilet seat covers
By the way the dumb young woman that did that got COVID from it and then recovered immediately - which is the norm for young people, even if they are stupid young people.

Also, again this seems to prove the fecal route for COVID transmission doesn't it?

Posted by: 18-1 at May 03, 2021 11:02 PM (JMMlQ)

370 When I finally found the drive-up covid test at the hospital where the work's gonna be done, the nurse there was wearing this absolutely amazing thing, big plastic lens, sealed with some kind of gusset around her neck. No paper mask or anything like that. I wouldn't have been surprised to see this in a Bond movie.

I'm now officially quarantined until...well, I call Lyft to take me to the hospital Thursday by 11. I've had Covid, I'm vaccinated, I've tested negative twice in the past two months, I don't think I'm a threat to anyone, but I've got enough crap to do around here that I can suck it up and live with it.
Posted by: JEM at May 03, 2021 10:58 PM (8erNz)

Yeah, the minions doing the "post entry" WuFlu testing at the border Saturday were all kitted up in blue plastic hospital gowns, nitrile gloves taped to the sleeves of the gowns, N95 masks, and eye goggles. Looked like they were prepping to pull fuel rods from a reactor.

I presume they had all been vaccinated, in which case, if the vaccine works, those precautions are unnecessary. It's all fucking theater.

And the "security" guy at the testing site was a tall Chinese with a "just off the boat accent", too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 03, 2021 11:03 PM (kQcVW)

371 Love that Jenna Ellis is joining the Cheney pile on. Keep on fucking with the big dog, Liz. Maybe Paul Ryan can do another fundraiser if he's dumber than I think.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at May 03, 2021 11:05 PM (y7DUB)

372 I can finally receive my vaccine, not Johnson, locally. Gonna have to do it.
Posted by: SweetBabyJesus at May 03, 2021 10:59 PM (aqoh5)

KCN, 3% solution, IV, will fix you up right as rain.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 03, 2021 11:05 PM (kQcVW)

373 @343 Winston-LMAO, I tried to solo my entire life but a "loon" tricked me with Jedi like Dark Side vagina powers and detoured me with ten years marriage and three kids. Back to soloing and it is good.

Posted by: JROD at May 03, 2021 11:06 PM (0jZnq)

374 Did anyone here happen to take a look at Florida woman's pictures? I figure it would have been a topic of discussion.

I think that's the reason they weren't going to bring her in but instead were offering to "help her to her apartment" instead. Until she wouldn't shut up.

Posted by: banana Dream at May 03, 2021 11:06 PM (l6b3d)

375 18-1, your comment above reminds me that in the 1980s, there was all sorts of controversy for a few years over the question: "Can you get AIDS from a toilet seat?"

I remember reading somewhere, finally, that said: no you cannot, unless you're doing something with that toilet seat that you *really, really* shouldn't be doing. :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2021 11:06 PM (L2ZTs)

376 raykon receives his Johnson rectally

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 03, 2021 11:07 PM (kQcVW)

377 Yeah, the minions doing the "post entry" WuFlu testing at the border Saturday were all kitted up in blue plastic hospital gowns, nitrile gloves taped to the sleeves of the gowns, N95 masks, and eye goggles. Looked like they were prepping to pull fuel rods from a reactor.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 03, 2021 11:03 PM (kQcVW)


The county hazmat drop-off has been closed for a year, just reopened this week. Because I, inside my car, am a deadly threat to some guys wearing tyvek suits and respirators pulling sealed containers of paint and contaminated gasoline and radiator coolant out of my trunk, I guess.

Wonder how much hazmat just got dumped down the drain in the last year.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 03, 2021 11:07 PM (t+qrx)

378 AOP, don't chicken out. Recommend to SweetBabyJames they get two doses of that to be extra certain!

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2021 11:07 PM (L2ZTs)

379 I'm way too old to have been around the punk scene and the only rock concert I was going to attend was the WHO, in Cincinnati. A friend had comp tickets and we were going but she got called in to work. She was a TV station reporter. I'm always glad I missed that one.
Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote

My younger sister was there with her future husband. They came late and went right in. Later they found out about the tragedy.
A few summers back, we went to see The Who at Little Caesar's Arena in Detroit. Shibumi was writing about it for business, and we were talking to The Who's stage designer, who is actually a really, really nice guy (friend of Shibumi). We started talking about that night in Cincy.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative ....Living on the prison planet at May 03, 2021 11:07 PM (tjZg/)

380 I think that's the reason they weren't going to bring her in but instead were offering to "help her to her apartment" instead. Until she wouldn't shut up.
Posted by: banana Dream at May 03, 2021 11:06 PM (l6b3d)

Definitely a 1. And a party animal, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 03, 2021 11:09 PM (kQcVW)

381 Gates:
_The youngest child is now twenty and an adult. Melinda stayed with the marriage till the children were grown.

_"Shortly after learning she was pregnant with their first child, Melinda quit her job at Microsoft to focus on her role as a mother, a move that she said 'shocked' Bill"

_"Gates is also the biggest private owner of farmland in the United States, with 242,000 acres across 18 different states." _DM

Posted by: Braenyard at May 03, 2021 11:09 PM (hlqqA)

382 I remember reading somewhere, finally, that said: no you cannot, unless you're doing something with that toilet seat that you *really, really* shouldn't be doing. :-P
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Ask me how i know this.

Posted by: Toni Fauci at May 03, 2021 11:10 PM (9Fwwf)

383 Yeah, the minions doing the "post entry" WuFlu testing at the border Saturday were all kitted up in blue plastic hospital gowns, nitrile gloves taped to the sleeves of the gowns, N95 masks, and eye goggles. Looked like they were prepping to pull fuel rods from a reactor.

I presume they had all been vaccinated, in which case, if the vaccine works, those precautions are unnecessary. It's all fucking theater.

And the "security" guy at the testing site was a tall Chinese with a "just off the boat accent", too.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 03, 2021 11:03 PM (kQcVW)

If it makes you feel better- and it should- there can be long term health effects from wearing N95 masks for extended periods of time. But then again, since they are doing it for the govt your tax loonies are going to go to pay for that, so that's a storm cloud around the silver lining.

Posted by: Bete at May 03, 2021 11:11 PM (Ojki1)

384 no you cannot, unless you're doing something with that toilet seat
I believe the answer here is that your skin is GREAT at protecting you from diseases. So even if you sit in something gross - you aren't going to get something like AIDS that way. And I also recall AIDS dies pretty quickly outside of a host.

COVID though one could presumably get if you touch something gross and then your face.


Posted by: 18-1 at May 03, 2021 11:11 PM (JMMlQ)

385 >>> And the "security" guy at the testing site was a tall Chinese with a "just off the boat accent", too.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 03, 2021 11:03 PM (kQcVW)


That's not the first report of gov security up north looking like chicom regulars. What's going on there?

Posted by: banana Dream at May 03, 2021 11:11 PM (l6b3d)

386 [Coke] announced it was suspending its 'diversity initiative' after the firm replaced its top lawyer last week._DM

Posted by: Braenyard at May 03, 2021 11:12 PM (hlqqA)

387 For all I know, it was done when the new cams were put on. But I'll check.



Actually, this would be a good thing to bring it to the new shop for, to see how I like their service department.Posted by: hogmartin at May 03, 2021 10:48 PM (t+qrx)
Yeah I would find out. You don't "need" a gear drive to do new cams, but if it was opened and apart anywhere around the 20K mark it would be insane to not have done new tensioners for shits and giggles. Its literally a 5 minute job once it's opened to do new cams. A gear drive is definitely the way to go. There is one caveat though. On the later bikes harley decided to allow way more runout on their pinion shafts, something like .005, where it used to be around .001-.002. Gear drives don't like big runout, and the later bikes definitely have it, and you don't know how much you have until it's measured. Sooo..if....if you do have it opened to check the tensioners definitely have them measure the runout since they'll be right frigging there JUST to find out where you are. Too much and forget having a gear drive in your future.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 03, 2021 11:12 PM (VwHCD)

388 I was banned from Canada for 7 years.
I think times up, but in no hurry to go back.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at May 03, 2021 11:12 PM (vuisn)

389 382 AOP, don't chicken out. Recommend to SweetBabyJames they get two doses of that to be extra certain!
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2021 11:07 PM (L2ZTs)

The Tuskegee Institutes vaccine is to be particularly sought after.

Posted by: Bete at May 03, 2021 11:13 PM (Ojki1)

390 Bill Ayers bombed federal apparatchiks, right? Or tried to? Look at what happened to him!

In a book I'm reading set during the Irish independence war of 1919-1920, a group of IRA assassins kill twelve men in their beds in the wee hours of one single night, all of them police spies, either Brits or Brit collaborators.

The assassins were never found. Ayers was a piker, compared.

Posted by: Mr Gaga at May 03, 2021 11:13 PM (BT6dl)

391 Nothing wrong with vaccines, unless you are a crazy.

Posted by: SweetBabyJesus at May 03, 2021 11:03 PM (aqoh5)
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Estrogen shots are totally legal and safe, or are you a sexist?

Posted by: Axeman at May 03, 2021 11:14 PM (Eicbe)

392 >>> 350 Fortunately, they will answer. To the Most High.

And we'll all be there to see it.
Posted by: SMH at May 03, 2021 10:49 PM (Fdh9S)

I'm amazed at the number of people I know who claim to trust God but the fear porn has broken then so very, very badly. Like somehow the virus will get you despite God having had other plans for you. That isn't to say you should lick toilet seat covers, but seriously the fear reaction does demonstrate just how much trust they really have.
Posted by: Bete at May 03, 2021 10:52 PM (Ojki1)

I am so very clueless about so much, but even *I* can figure this one out. Hello, did y'all think you were immortal until the woofloo arrived? and aren't you supposed to believe in something better to come?

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at May 03, 2021 11:14 PM (b8eqQ)

393 The "you have nothing to feat from the shot" crowd also tell me the Russian shot is terrible and no one should take it. Even though it is based on American tech. Which is all perfectly safe. Including JJ and AztraZeneca - which may or may not be banned in your locale. Even though they are all perfectly safe.

And we know this, because we tested them for a like two months. Even though the Trump-vaccine was dangerous and shouldn't be taken. Because when it was the Trump-vaccine obviously two months wasn't enough testing!




Posted by: 18-1 at May 03, 2021 11:14 PM (JMMlQ)

394 Did anyone here happen to take a look at Florida woman's pictures? I figure it would have been a topic of discussion.
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Definitely one of those who *retrospectively*, you should not have gotten involved with.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 03, 2021 11:15 PM (vOGqy)

395 I believe the answer here is that your skin is GREAT at protecting you from diseases. So even if you sit in something gross - you aren't going to get something like AIDS that way. And I also recall AIDS dies pretty quickly outside of a host.

COVID though one could presumably get if you touch something gross and then your face.
Posted by: 18-1

HIV/AIDS virus cannot really live outside the body. So no, you can't get it from a toilet seat, or shaking hands with someone who has it, even if they have sweaty hands.
But you can get it from blood transfusions if the blood came from someone infected by HIV.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative ....Living on the prison planet at May 03, 2021 11:15 PM (tjZg/)

396 On the later bikes harley decided to allow way more runout on their pinion shafts, something like .005, where it used to be around .001-.002.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 03, 2021 11:12 PM (VwHCD)


Well twin cam doesn't get much later than 2013 before you start running into M8...

Posted by: hogmartin at May 03, 2021 11:16 PM (t+qrx)

397 Don't forget to thank Trump for the vaccine, raykon.

Then do the world a favor and pull a Paul Walker in your "R8" (actual vehicle - 1997 Suzuki X-90).

Posted by: spindrift at May 03, 2021 11:16 PM (nCgJ/)

398 Florida Woman is a One, except Rule One applies.

Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at May 03, 2021 11:17 PM (ufFY8)

399 Took the Pfizer shot the other day. There was no line.
Did have to wait fifteen minutes after the shot for reaction.

Didn't feel the shot. Nothing till the next day. Arm was a little sore then.

Pfizer is the one Israel picked. Figured if it was good enough for them it's good enough for me.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 03, 2021 11:17 PM (hlqqA)

400 If it makes you feel better- and it should- there can be long term health effects from wearing N95 masks for extended periods of time.

Spend lots of time at Starbucks or the coffee entity of your choice. Always have a cup in your hand. Sip every few seconds.

Posted by: JEM at May 03, 2021 11:18 PM (8erNz)

401 There was no vaccine in November 2020, he took regeneron, moron.

Posted by: Axeman at May 03, 2021 11:19 PM (Eicbe)

402 And we know this, because we tested them for a like two months. Even though the Trump-vaccine was dangerous and shouldn't be taken. Because when it was the Trump-vaccine obviously two months wasn't enough testing!
Posted by: 18-1

One of the biggest "documented" problems with any of the so-called vaccines, is the generation of the "spiked protein" (the S protein). If you have the virus, the spiked protein can cause blood clotting. Likewise, with the vaccines. The vaccines all trigger your body to produce the spiked protein, and then your body will make anti-bodies to attack the S-protein (which resembles the Covid 19 virus coat).
The spike protein can cause and has caused blood clot issues with some vaccinated people.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative ....Living on the prison planet at May 03, 2021 11:20 PM (tjZg/)

403 *waves to Helena Handbasket*

Posted by: hogmartin at May 03, 2021 11:21 PM (t+qrx)

404 [Coke] announced it was suspending its 'diversity initiative' after the firm replaced its top lawyer last week._DM

Posted by: Braenyard at May 03, 2021 11:12 PM (hlqqA)

@Braenyard, I know for fact that a longstanding (several decades) major shareholder told management in no uncertain terms to get out of politics and get back to selling soft drinks.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at May 03, 2021 11:22 PM (BMmaB)

405 Is it just me, or does Melinda Gates look like a less-feminine Caitlin Jenner?

Posted by: Pastor Charles the Simple at May 03, 2021 11:22 PM (HuH1F)

406 Did have to wait fifteen minutes after the shot for reaction.
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The VA had a drive-through. We were to pull into a side parking lot and wait out the 15 minutes. We ended up standing around shooting the shit, as Vets are wont to do. Quite a nice mixture of ages/services, experiences. A lot of good Vet humor.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 03, 2021 11:23 PM (pbStR)

407 >>> Florida Woman is a One, except Rule One applies.
Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at May 03, 2021 11:17 PM (ufFY


It still cracks me up that after the crap she pulled the officers still offered to write it off and help her to her room instead. But she couldn't shut the hell up.

Posted by: banana Dream at May 03, 2021 11:24 PM (l6b3d)

408 I am so very clueless about so much, but even *I* can figure this one out. Hello, did y'all think you were immortal until the woofloo arrived? and aren't you supposed to believe in something better to come?
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at May 03, 2021 11:14 PM (b8eqQ)

One person I know who is terrified of it is in a high risk group as she is very overweight. She also smokes like a chimney.

Good thing those two things have no sort of potentially life ending effects other than when it comes to bat flu (though there were studies that smoking can actually lower your risk at the start of this whole mess).

Posted by: Bete at May 03, 2021 11:24 PM (Ojki1)

409 I just hope I can drive up in my R8 roll down the window and git my shot. I am so lazy.
Posted by: SweetBabyJesus at May 03, 2021 11:11 PM (aqoh5)

You do know that the redline on the R8 tach is just there to satisfy a NHSTA ruling, don't you? You can routinely rev those babies to 12,000 RPM, and not hurt a thing.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 03, 2021 11:24 PM (kQcVW)

410 I was like "I have a treatable-for-a-time-until-it-isn't cancer. What is this shot going to do worse than that?"

I was diagnosed 20 years ago with a related condition that...some web searches...had a mean survival period of 7 years. I got religion, I was eating veggie meals, sucking down a pound of turmeric a month (still do), runing 10Ks every other weekend...

And my WBC that'd been trending up well beyond normal flattened out, bounced around a little bit, couple spikes and today it's actually in the normal range again.

Despite the fact that I slackened my exercise routine, despite the fact that I didn't bother finding another oncologist for eight years after the first one retired. It's still indolent.

But I want to get back to exercising. I haven't really been able to for two years, between the hernia and covid. No way I'm wearing a mask inside a gym, I sweat so much that my breath hardly matters.

Posted by: JEM at May 03, 2021 11:26 PM (8erNz)

411
You do know that the redline on the R8 tach is just there to satisfy a NHSTA ruling, don't you? You can routinely rev those babies to 12,000 RPM, and not hurt a thing.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 03, 2021 11:24 PM (kQcVW)

You're a bad man AOP...I lolled!

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at May 03, 2021 11:26 PM (BgMrQ)

412 411 Is it just me, or does Melinda Gates look like a less-feminine Caitlin Jenner?
Posted by: Pastor Charles the Simple at May 03, 2021 11:22 PM (HuH1F)
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She could fix herself up and be OK but she's a mental au natural. Probably has hairy armpits.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 03, 2021 11:27 PM (hlqqA)

413 I read "someplace" that there's going to be an Air Force version made. Maybe?

Posted by: Martini Farmer

It was made in 1949, when people still remembered the war. It's called Twelve O'Clock High.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at May 03, 2021 11:27 PM (BMmaB)

414 Good evening good people. A very nice day here that totally contradicted the forecast. That makes me snicker each time I think of it.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 03, 2021 11:27 PM (KATBx)

415 otherwise some ninny would blow the engine.
Posted by: SweetBabyJesus at May 03, 2021 11:27 PM (aqoh5)

You have to get a liplock on the tailpipe to do that. You know the drill.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 03, 2021 11:29 PM (kQcVW)

416 422 Good evening good people. A very nice day here that totally contradicted the forecast. That makes me snicker each time I think of it.
Posted by: irongrampa at May 03, 2021 11:27 PM (KATBx)

Sure they blew the forecast 12 hours out, but they totally have it pinned in 20 years.

Posted by: Bete at May 03, 2021 11:29 PM (Ojki1)

417 no, no, no, it's all electronically controlled otherwise some ninny would blow the engine.
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They just tell you that so that you don't have the nerve to try it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 03, 2021 11:30 PM (DMQdU)

418 and aren't you supposed to believe in something better to come?
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at May 03, 2021 11:14 PM (b8eqQ)
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I don't fear the vaccine or the virus. I just see no reason to get the vaccine.

Obama wants to tell out kids that it's totally effective. But you could still catch it and spread it, apparently. So, it's not immunization.

Until there is less hype and and conflicting messages, I'm not about to take the vaccine.

Posted by: Axeman at May 03, 2021 11:30 PM (Eicbe)

419 BREAKING NEWS: Here in LA on the southbound 405, an Audi R8 is on fire and blocking several lanes of traffic. Also screaming was overheard that sounded like "help me! I'm a leftist troll!!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2021 11:31 PM (L2ZTs)

420 AOP, also don't forget that those R8s are indestructible. Feel free to drive through as many brick walls as you want!

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2021 11:32 PM (L2ZTs)

421 They just tell you that so that you don't have the nerve to try it.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 03, 2021 11:30 PM (DMQdU)

The rev limiter is programmed to cut out after 5 seconds of pedal-to-the-mat acceleration. They figure, if you really need that extra speed, you should get what you paid for.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 03, 2021 11:33 PM (kQcVW)

422 427 BREAKING NEWS: Here in LA on the southbound 405, an Audi R8 is on fire and blocking several lanes of traffic. Also screaming was overheard that sounded like "help me! I'm a leftist troll!!"
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2021 11:31 PM (L2ZTs)

Well, the Pinto is said to identify as an Audi R8 anyway.

Posted by: Bete at May 03, 2021 11:33 PM (Ojki1)

423 I guess the Brit dude died from a coincidence.

Posted by: klaftern at May 03, 2021 11:34 PM (RuIsu)

424 Bete, just paint a racing stripe on your '74 Pinto and the state will tax it as a new R8. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2021 11:35 PM (L2ZTs)

425 Wouldn't it be wonderful if the world were as simple as prog's minds?

Posted by: Axeman at May 03, 2021 11:36 PM (Eicbe)

426 Axeman, it'd be like living in a cartoon.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2021 11:36 PM (L2ZTs)

427 Bete, just paint a racing stripe on your '74 Pinto and the state will tax it as a new R8. ;-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2021 11:35 PM (L2ZTs)

Teslas would look good with a tall brick chimney coming out of the roof. Practical, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 03, 2021 11:37 PM (kQcVW)

428 AOP, Elon says you read his mind!

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2021 11:37 PM (L2ZTs)

429 We had tornado and thunderstorm warnings all afternoon (N.GA).
Nothing major except a guy about an hour away got killed when a tree fell on his car.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at May 03, 2021 11:38 PM (vuisn)

430 It's why I have to sleep with two fans on and even that doesn't drown it out. I hate it.
Posted by: Jewells45 at May 03, 2021 09:33 PM (nxdel)

Just an FYI-

When I bought a white noise generator from Amazon, one of the reviewers noted that he needed two of them to get to sleep due to living in the city. The interesting aspect of his review was that one generator had to be situated at the head of his bed and the other at the foot of his bed. That was the only solution from many different positions that worked for him.

Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at May 03, 2021 11:38 PM (Hh3y4)

431 Coming soon from Tesla: coal-powered sedans!

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2021 11:38 PM (L2ZTs)

432 Also wait 'til you see Elon's new self-driving Tesla buses and hearses.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2021 11:39 PM (L2ZTs)

433 441 Coming soon from Tesla: coal-powered sedans!
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2021 11:38 PM (L2ZTs)

Wind powered. As you drive the blades will turn and store all the energy it needs to run. Perpetual motion FTW!

Posted by: Bete at May 03, 2021 11:40 PM (Ojki1)

434 We had tornado and thunderstorm warnings all afternoon (N.GA).
Nothing major except a guy about an hour away got killed when a tree fell on his car.
Posted by: Dr. Varno
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I'm sure I've asked before, how far north?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 03, 2021 11:40 PM (vOGqy)

435 Bete, they can call it the Tesla Einstein.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2021 11:41 PM (L2ZTs)

436 Coming soon from Tesla: coal-powered sedans!
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2021 11:38 PM (L2ZTs)

Teslas in Alberta are all coal-powered. Well, maybe a bit of natural gas to back up the notional "power" from the bird choppers.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 03, 2021 11:41 PM (kQcVW)

437 AOP, kewl.
Nicest thing: you can barbecue while you drive!

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2021 11:42 PM (L2ZTs)

438 Studebaker actually made a coal-powered military truck back in the '40's.

https://tinyurl.com/yxxvdenm

Posted by: Dr. Varno at May 03, 2021 11:43 PM (vuisn)

439
There were tornado watches and warnings all over the radio today. Most of it was a bit south of us here, Abbeville and Greenwood counties.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 03, 2021 11:44 PM (Mzdiz)

440 Today was the 5th session of PT for my ginger's shoulder replacement. Doctor once again gave her kudos for her efforts and recovery speed.
She's great about stuff like that.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 03, 2021 11:44 PM (KATBx)

441 444 We had tornado and thunderstorm warnings all afternoon (N.GA).
Nothing major except a guy about an hour away got killed when a tree fell on his car.
Posted by: Dr. Varno
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I'm sure I've asked before, how far north?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 03, 2021 11:40 PM (vOGqy)

I'm in Athens, but the weather system stretched all the way from here to Alabama. Douglas Co. had the EF-1 tornado.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at May 03, 2021 11:46 PM (vuisn)

442 Studebaker actually made a coal-powered military truck back in the '40's.

https://tinyurl.com/yxxvdenm
Posted by: Dr. Varno at May 03, 2021 11:43 PM (vuisn)

A coal-powered US6? Too cool for school! I have a near-twin to that truck, with a gasoline engine, of course. It would be nice to have plans for that particular coal gasifier. They might be on file in the Studebaker National Museum.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 03, 2021 11:47 PM (kQcVW)

443 Doing an Army Air Corps version of Band of Brothers would be challenging. Not that there's any lack of heroic actions to include, it's just that the "formula" is lacking - following a few key characters from one unit that was involved in almost all the iconic operations in its sphere of activity. That coherence comes from the history, hard to duplicate through storytelling. One reason "The Pacific", while it had its merits, just wasn't the same.

But on that topic, I recommend "Into the Cold Blue", an independent movie about the 8th Air Force, with an interesting angle. They weave the story of several vets around the real-life aspects of the making of "Memphis Belle", which was shot during the war - and several of the film crew were KIA in missions over Germany (would love to see members of "the industry" react to that factoid when told - doubt almost any are aware of it).

Posted by: rhomboid at May 03, 2021 11:47 PM (OTzUX)

444 > Probably has hairy armpits.

Also, hairy legpits.

And a hairy chest.

Seriously: pubic hair doesn't bother me (I prefer some hair to the trendy bald pedo look, frankly) and even armpit and leg hair doesn't bother me that much, as long as it's not overflowing.

But one time I got with a woman who had hairy nipples, and yeah, that was kind of a deal breaker. Coarse, dark hair it was. Not peachfuzz.



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 03, 2021 11:49 PM (JZT2F)

445 Odd photo Carter Library released of Biden "visit" - in my nick. Does it look legit, or does Joe especially seem Photoshopped in?

Posted by: Baldy at May 03, 2021 11:49 PM (OLCH5)

446 Hey Baldy! Sorry about your father.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2021 11:50 PM (L2ZTs)

447 > Teslas in Alberta are all coal-powered. Well, maybe a bit of natural gas to back up the notional "power" from the bird choppers.


But do they still call it "hydro"? Calling electricity and electric companies "hydro" is an oddity of Canadian English, in my experience.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 03, 2021 11:50 PM (JZT2F)

448 Baldy, looks like Joe was really there. I am glad however that Jill left the leather pants at home. :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2021 11:51 PM (L2ZTs)

449 "Documents from the Tennessee Department of Health show that after the couple was found wandering along a nearby road following their escape"

A story like this was the basis for Fastball's The Way, only the couple there wasn't found so nicely.

Posted by: James Schuler at May 03, 2021 11:51 PM (j7w9/)

450 SweetBabyJesus

Fake nood. I got a bad feeling abut this.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 03, 2021 11:51 PM (u82oZ)

451 You do know that the redline on the R8 tach is just there to satisfy a NHSTA ruling, don't you? You can routinely rev those babies to 12,000 RPM, and not hurt a thing.

Ever seen what the cam drive looks like on one of those engines? Five chains. At the transmission end of the engine, has to come out to change them.

Posted by: JEM at May 03, 2021 11:52 PM (8erNz)

452 The convoy of Japanese vehicles that carried MacArthur and entourage into Tokyo from Yokohama when he moved to his HQ there in 1945 were mostly coal-powered. Maybe charcoal - actually fairly likely. Descriptions I've read were not that detailed.

The entire route, lined by Imperial Japanese Army soldiers - armed - facing away from the road and holding their rifles in a salute position, the ultimate honor (pre-war, the emperor's caravans were so honored, and generally one didn't look at the man-god directly in public).

Posted by: rhomboid at May 03, 2021 11:52 PM (OTzUX)

453 If nothing else, you gotta figure that Pfizer has deeper pockets for your heirs to sue.

Moderna is a startup, I think. They probably don't have a pot to piss in.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 03, 2021 11:53 PM (JZT2F)

454 I remember reading about a home for the aged that convinced the city to set up a fake bus shelter nearby.

When residents would wander off, they tended to sit down and wait for a bus.



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 03, 2021 11:54 PM (JZT2F)

455 > When residents would wander off, they tended to sit down and wait for a bus.

For Joe Biden, maybe they could set up a fake middle school or something.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 03, 2021 11:54 PM (JZT2F)

456 (Coke) announced it was suspending its 'diversity initiative' after the firm replaced its top lawyer last week._DM
Posted by: Braenyard at May 03, 2021 11:12 PM


Is that the illegal one (requiring their contractors to break federal anti-discrimination law) or just the offensive one ( "Be Less White" )?

Either way, for me to drink any Coke product in the future, I require an engraved apology to be delivered to me by a coachman on horseback. I feel sorry for the Don Q distillery, who is collateral damage in this.

Posted by: Chuck C at May 03, 2021 11:55 PM (awtm/)

457 Odd photo Carter Library released of Biden "visit" - in my nick. Does it look legit, or does Joe especially seem Photoshopped in?
Posted by: Baldy at May 03, 2021 11:49 PM (OLCH5)

Sure does look like a photoshop. And "Biden" doesn't look much like Biden.

I wonder if you could isolate the "Biden" image from that group pic, and then do a Tineye search on just him, and see if the image of the kneeling Biden came from some old photo in his senator days?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 03, 2021 11:55 PM (kQcVW)

458 Odd photo Carter Library released of Biden "visit"
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Sad, really.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 03, 2021 11:56 PM (l0Lgi)

459 453 If nothing else, you gotta figure that Pfizer has deeper pockets for your heirs to sue.

Moderna is a startup, I think. They probably don't have a pot to piss in.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 03, 2021 11:53 PM (JZT2F)

About suing them...they got govt sanction against it. Plus those forms you signed? It included a waiver.

Now suing your employer who said you had to get it or else, that's almost certainly on the table. But I am sure all employers got their proclamations cleared by legal counsel before issuing it and put in small lettering that there weren't actually making you do it to keep you job. Cause otherwise they are just inviting lawsuits.

Posted by: Bete at May 03, 2021 11:56 PM (Ojki1)

460 For Joe Biden, maybe they could set up a fake middle school or something.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia
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Just set out jars of paste, as bait.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 03, 2021 11:57 PM (l0Lgi)

461 >>452 The convoy of Japanese vehicles that carried MacArthur and entourage into Tokyo from Yokohama when he moved to his HQ there in 1945 were mostly coal-powered. Maybe charcoal - actually fairly likely. Descriptions I've read were not that detailed.


A "Powered by Kingsford" sticker would look good on the back. Maybe I should print one up just to turn heads. Or piss off hippies.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at May 03, 2021 11:58 PM (vuisn)

462 My favorite take on the Gates' divorce - sorry about the tw*tter link but this guy's take is too funny to pass up:

https://tinyurl.com/m4d528jp

Posted by: Sasquatch, the Original Trans-Wookie at May 03, 2021 11:59 PM (xxG/v)

463 But do they still call it "hydro"? Calling electricity and electric companies "hydro" is an oddity of Canadian English, in my experience.

No common in the US too, truncation of 'hydroelectric' - it means dams with turbines.

Once upon a time the PNW (OR/WA/BC) had so much more hydro power than they could use that California got huge amounts of it.

Then those places' economies took off and suddenly California doesn't have a pot to piss in.

Yes, you can laugh at us.

Posted by: JEM at May 04, 2021 12:01 AM (8erNz)

464 But do they still call it "hydro"? Calling electricity and electric companies "hydro" is an oddity of Canadian English, in my experience.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 03, 2021 11:50 PM (JZT2F)

Well, for many years, B.C.'s electrical generation was almost entirely hydroelectric, and Ontario was mostly hydroelectric. B.C. had the small Burrard thermal plant in Port Moody, IIRC, and possibly some Diesel generators for remote Indian reserves. Ontario got into nuclear in a pretty big way. Manitoba, Quebec, and Newfoundland also have a lot of hydroelectric capacity.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 04, 2021 12:02 AM (kQcVW)

465 BTW I got the notice today that our bit of the class-action claim against BP Solar for shitty connections to the panels we bought in 2003 has been approved in total, so we net about $5K. Of course, the system cost $24K to install then, and it'll cost about $14K to replace the panels and the inverter on the existing racking, but

a) Our old panels were dead

b) New panels are so much more efficient that we'll get 2x what we EVER got out of the original installation.

c) $5K is better than $0K.

(relocated from the earlier post, Minx hates me)

Posted by: JEM at May 04, 2021 12:02 AM (8erNz)

466 I'm confused about the Gates split. I thought money could buy happiness.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 04, 2021 12:02 AM (pbStR)

467 > No common in the US too, truncation of 'hydroelectric' - it means dams with turbines.

Yeah, I know how hydroelectric plants work, dude, but I've never heard a USian use "hydro" as a generic term for electricity. Only Canadians.



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 04, 2021 12:04 AM (JZT2F)

468 I met Jimmy Carter once. I was flying from Atlanta to Amsterdam in the front of the plane (not sure why I was upgraded, but I was). Before we took off, he went around to everyone in the front cabin and introduced himself. Maybe it was the old politician in him, but I think it was just the practical "get it out of the way" thing that if he shook hands with everyone, they would not feel it necessary to bother him to introduce themselves and he could get some sleep. I can't say whether it worked or not, because I was asleep most of the flight, but it seemed like people didn't bother him much.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at May 04, 2021 12:05 AM (BMmaB)

469 466 I'm confused about the Gates split. I thought money could buy happiness.

It buys comfort. It buys opportunity. It doesn't necessarily buy happiness.

But if you got any hundred rich people hooked up to the truth serum needle, they'd admit they'd slit their mama's throats before they'd give up the jet.

Posted by: JEM at May 04, 2021 12:05 AM (8erNz)

470 "packaging"... someone is either in the military, or knows someone who is.



not that i've ever done anything like that.... no sireee Bob.

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it. at May 04, 2021 12:05 AM (EOMoX)

471 > I'm confused about the Gates split. I thought money could buy happiness.

Well, maybe what's going to make them happy right now is not being married to that bitch/bastard any more.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 04, 2021 12:06 AM (JZT2F)

472 I'm amazed at the number of people I know who claim to trust God but the fear porn has broken then so very, very badly. Like somehow the virus will get you despite God having had other plans for you. That isn't to say you should lick toilet seat covers, but seriously the fear reaction does demonstrate just how much trust they really have.
Posted by: Bete at May 03, 2021 10:52 PM (Ojki1)

The Catholic Church never fought back against being closed down. That was a giant tell right there that our priests and bishops have no faith and that they value earthly life more than heavenly life.

Posted by: RondinellaMamma - Trump is still The Duly Elected President of the USA at May 04, 2021 12:06 AM (8/7u2)

473 Yeah, I know how hydroelectric plants work, dude, but I've never heard a USian use "hydro" as a generic term for electricity. Only Canadians.

When I was in the utility biz in California we did all the time.

Posted by: JEM at May 04, 2021 12:06 AM (8erNz)

474 I'm confused about the Gates split. I thought money could buy happiness.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 04, 2021 12:02 AM (pbStR)
Everybody tells me so.

Posted by: John, Paul, George, and Ringo at May 04, 2021 12:06 AM (BMmaB)

475 The convoy of Japanese vehicles that carried MacArthur and entourage into Tokyo from Yokohama when he moved to his HQ there in 1945 were mostly coal-powered. Maybe charcoal - actually fairly likely. Descriptions I've read were not that detailed.


A "Powered by Kingsford" sticker would look good on the back. Maybe I should print one up just to turn heads. Or piss off hippies.
Posted by: Dr. Varno at May 03, 2021 11:58 PM (vuisn)

Bituminous coal has a lot of volatiles in it that can be distilled off, and used as motor fuel. BBQ charcoal is wood that has had most of the volatiles distilled out of it. You might be able to make "water gas" by reacting burning charcoal with steam; you get a mixture of CO2, CO, and H2 that way.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 04, 2021 12:06 AM (kQcVW)

476 > A "Powered by Kingsford" sticker would look good on the back.

Maybe with a Model T logo.

Henry Ford started the Kingsford Charcoal company to use up the scrap wood from building the Model T. He was a frugal sort (or a cheap bastard, depending on how you look at it).

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 04, 2021 12:08 AM (JZT2F)

477 It would be awesome to "roll coal" with a Tesla.

Have a good night, all.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 04, 2021 12:10 AM (JZT2F)

478 Yeah, I know how hydroelectric plants work, dude, but I've never heard a USian use "hydro" as a generic term for electricity. Only Canadians.



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 04, 2021 12:04 AM (JZT2F)

Well, when you live in B.C. or Ontario, or Quebec, and the power bill says right on it: "B.C. Hydro", or "Ontario Hydro", or "Hydro-Quebec", what is one to do? Here in Alberta, it's Transalta Utilities, or one of the resellers, and we just call it the "power bill".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 04, 2021 12:11 AM (kQcVW)

479 Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2021 11:50 PM (L2ZTs)

??? My father died years ago.

Posted by: Baldy at May 04, 2021 12:11 AM (OLCH5)

480 Henry Ford started the Kingsford Charcoal company to
use up the scrap wood from building the Model T. He was a frugal sort
(or a cheap bastard, depending on how you look at it).





Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 04, 2021 12:08 AM (JZT2F)

This is true. Kingsford was a VP or somesuch at Ford, named after him.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at May 04, 2021 12:11 AM (ufFY8)

481 Baldy, I'm sorry, I thought you were Baldilocks whom I'm friends with at FB. I believe her father just passed.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 04, 2021 12:12 AM (L2ZTs)

482
Duke here in the Carolinas uses hydro power. The main thing is what they call pumped storage. You have high water reservoir and a low one. When you need lots of power at the peaks of demand, you let the water flow downhill and turn the turbines to generate.

During the off peak hours, you run them backwards as motors and pump the water back up hill. Note their actual prime movers from other sources generate all the energy. The reservoirs manage to store that and allow peak output to exceed the maximum of all the others.

It's a clever way to "store AC electricity".

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 04, 2021 12:13 AM (Mzdiz)

483 This is true. Kingsford was a VP or somesuch at Ford, named after him.
Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at May 04, 2021 12:11 AM (ufFY

And Henry Ford also laid out very clear specifications for the crates used to ship the bought-in parts that he used in his cars, so the crates could be disassembled and used as floorboards in the cars, without the need of cutting them.

Crazy like a fox, he was.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 04, 2021 12:15 AM (kQcVW)

484 And, I am going to call it a night. later, Horde.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 04, 2021 12:16 AM (kQcVW)

485 It's a clever way to "store AC electricity".
Posted by: publius
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Once took an in-depth tour of the Bad Creek pumped storage facility. Damned impressive.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 04, 2021 12:18 AM (9Fwwf)

486 Wife is watching All Rise, right now. One of the subplots is about white supremacist domestic terrorists.

Man, those white supremacists domestic terrorists are rampaging all over television!

Posted by: Axeman at May 04, 2021 12:19 AM (Eicbe)

487 Oohhhhh.. I ate a whole large bag of potato chips and now I have a stomach ache.

Posted by: Serious Cat at May 04, 2021 12:23 AM (GtG/j)

488 486 Wife is watching All Rise, right now. One of the subplots is about white supremacist domestic terrorists.



Man, those white supremacists domestic terrorists are rampaging all over television!

Posted by: Axeman at May 04, 2021 12:19 AM (Eicbe)

I see ads for that show and cringe. Is it as bad as I fear it is?
CBS sucks donkey balls, except for the two soap operas with the babes.

Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at May 04, 2021 12:24 AM (ufFY8)

489
Pumped storage can be very economical. With electric power your losses are non-linear. The higher the load, the more loss an addition marginal unit of energy causes.

By pumping at periods of low demand on the system, you can very efficiently pump that water back up hill.

If you do it right, knowing your daily cycles vs long terms cycles, you can be very cost efficient and get a lot of bang for the buck of lifting the water uphill.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 04, 2021 12:33 AM (Mzdiz)

490 Posted by: qdpsteve at May 04, 2021 12:12 AM (L2ZTs) --- No need to be sorry. Sorry to hear about your friend's dad.

Posted by: Baldy at May 04, 2021 12:34 AM (OLCH5)

491 Evening everyone. I apologize for being overly pesty/scoldy lately about not getting involved in local governance. I wasn't trying to pick a fight or resemble some former regulars. I'm just frustrated with things.

Posted by: SFGoth at May 04, 2021 12:36 AM (KAi1n)

492 I don't watch the show, my more conservative wife does. I just now that white supremacy is everywhere on television shows.

Meanwhile to compile a list of "white supremacist terrorism" a couple years ago, they had to include Aryan Brotherhood killings in prison and Aryan meth heads knocking over stores.

Posted by: Axeman at May 04, 2021 12:38 AM (Eicbe)

493 Are death row prisoners going to get vaccinated?

Posted by: torabora at May 04, 2021 12:38 AM (ZjFZv)

494 Baldy, thanks for understanding.

AOP, Henry Ford was smart but also a complete ass to his son Edsel. Frankly he sounds like my dad, someone who apparently enjoyed being hurtful and humiliating. I'm still angry about a lot of it to this day.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 04, 2021 12:38 AM (L2ZTs)

495 Gotta call it a night. Thanks to everyone for the great chat.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 04, 2021 12:38 AM (L2ZTs)

496 Blue-anon crap.

You don't *treat* viruses by injecting more virus into them (although killed), which is how vaccines work. He already had enough viral load to develop antibodies.

Anybody who could believe that anybody would vaccinate an infected patient is too stupid TO believe. Trump just needed a drug to assist him *until* his body has built enough antibodies.

Posted by: Axeman at May 04, 2021 12:46 AM (Eicbe)

497
I was just reading about a clever idea for pumped storage. Pumped storage has some drawbacks which limit the energy efficiency. Evaporation can be a big one. The water you pump uphill evaporates on you sitting in the reservoir. And there are others.

So, someone had the idea of doing it all at underwater, at sea. Your lower reservoir is a massive empty sphere submerged at great depth. You let water fall in and generate. Pump it out to store.

In 2017 some outfit successfully did a small scale test of this design.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 04, 2021 12:48 AM (Mzdiz)

498 Blue-anons getting dinner and dumber. And really illustrating they have no idea how vaccines work OR hope that you don't know.

Posted by: Axeman at May 04, 2021 12:57 AM (Eicbe)

499
Are death row prisoners going to get vaccinated?

Posted by: torabora at May 04, 2021 12:38 AM (ZjFZv)

---in #Failifornia, Gruesome Newsom is going to be releasing them early...

i'm not kidding either.

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it. at May 04, 2021 01:04 AM (EOMoX)

500 Good morning Horde.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at May 04, 2021 01:13 AM (a4EWo)

501 This hoax virus has put a strain on life, including mine.

Posted by: Ringler at May 04, 2021 01:23 AM (dSGpk)

502 This hoax virus has put a strain on life, including mine.


Posted by: Ringler at May 04, 2021 01:23 AM (dSGpk)

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the only strain in my life is when people tell me i have to take it seriously...

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it. at May 04, 2021 01:25 AM (EOMoX)

503 I only know 2 people that caught the hoax virus, and they were not happy campers.

Posted by: Ringler at May 04, 2021 01:28 AM (dSGpk)

504 "the only strain in my life is when people tell me i have to take it seriously..."

Sorry, I was slow on the uptake. That was good.

Posted by: Ringler at May 04, 2021 01:33 AM (dSGpk)

505 You all must admit, this hoax virus did provide some stress?

Posted by: Ringler at May 04, 2021 01:39 AM (dSGpk)

506 Don't talk to that troll, he speaks the truth, he is funny, but after all it's all a hoax (Trump).

Posted by: Ringler at May 04, 2021 01:41 AM (dSGpk)

507 I am not ready to call it a hoax. People have died and people have suffered. It is one of those strange things where if you get it, it is the biggest thing ever. And if you don't get it, it is just an idea. I don't deny the virus and the damage it has caused. There is not chance every country on this planet would go in on a "hoax".

That doesn't mean they have done things well. It seems to me it is at best 50-50 when experts speak. It is a weird virus. If it affects you, it is everything. If it doesn't affect you, it is just an idea.

I might go for a vaccine at some point. But I will make sure it is the J and J vaccine. If I do it, it will be a quick decision when the timing is right. No way i am going to count down 28 days and do another. Everyone goes their own way, this is my way.

Posted by: Quint at May 04, 2021 01:45 AM (hqBRy)

508 The hoax TRump India virus rages.

Posted by: Ringler at May 04, 2021 01:45 AM (dSGpk)

509 Real provable vote fraud found in pennsylvania! Bruce barman 70 plead guilty to registering and voting dead people for trump!

Posted by: raimondo at May 04, 2021 01:46 AM (eIvRE)

510 so I just tried the Topo Chico hard seltzer. I expected a lot more from Topo Chico. To be honest, this stuff sucks.

Posted by: Quint at May 04, 2021 01:47 AM (hqBRy)

511 Anyone who knows PA, particularly during the Trump era, , knows no other state has as many ardent Trump supporters. The chance the Left didn't cheat in PA, in the big cities no one likes, is next to nil.

Posted by: Quint at May 04, 2021 01:49 AM (hqBRy)

512 JUST GET VACCINATED. me next

Posted by: Ringler at May 04, 2021 01:50 AM (dSGpk)

513 508, I know you think you are making a point, but you are not. People here listen to people they respect. You can't come in and just bash people and think you are being particularly witty. The reality is we know this is real. The gov has done a shit job of responding to it. The main reason is it happened during a presidential campaign.

Posted by: Quint at May 04, 2021 01:51 AM (hqBRy)

514 @511 I am posting real voter fraud with evidence, prosecution and conviction. Not "chances" BS

Posted by: raimondo at May 04, 2021 01:52 AM (eIvRE)

515 Hoax virus, 18 infected soon to be 0, come spring (last spring) this will all just disappear, like the common cold. Trust me.

Posted by: Ringler at May 04, 2021 01:54 AM (dSGpk)

516 514, to be honest, I don't deny it is possible. It people don't get serious about free and fair elections, then the other side is likely to respond. The Iraqis died every voter's thumb in blue that would stay around for weeks. It is funny, we are so queer about apps and technology, I think the Iraqis were right in this instance.

Posted by: Quint at May 04, 2021 01:55 AM (hqBRy)

517 "This is true. Kingsford was a VP or somesuch at Ford, named after him.
Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at May 04, 2021 12:11 AM (ufFY"


If you look up 'Kingsford and Ford', a number of links (Historydaily.org has a nice writeup) pop up detailing the story. Edward G. Kingsford's the guy who helped Ford with the whole wood production/disposal issue.

He was also one of my maternal grandfather's uncles.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent at May 04, 2021 02:00 AM (ZSK0i)

518 I trust Trump, he is my lord and savior and as said being is never ever ever wrong, including the hoax virus.

Posted by: Ringler at May 04, 2021 02:00 AM (dSGpk)

519 @516 Some years ago democrat leaders told the republicans OK you want voter ID we will have a national voter ID for every citizen eligible to vote. The republicans said NO! We want state ID's where we control. NOT national voter ID. We couldn't disenfranchise enough democrats with a national ID.

Posted by: raimondo at May 04, 2021 02:02 AM (eIvRE)

520 518 proof you are not serious about a discussion. Many here would meet you half way if you were serious.

Posted by: Quint at May 04, 2021 02:03 AM (hqBRy)

521 I think after the hoax virus, Biden over stimulated the economy and now ...

Posted by: Ringler at May 04, 2021 02:04 AM (dSGpk)

522 516. I don't get it. national voter id? State Id's are given to anyone who wants one. Maybe in the the Jim Crow South there were hurtles there. But that was 1960, over 60 years ago. Why does the left deny reality and dream of a time maybe even their grandparents didn't live in?

Everyone told me technology would make life better. As a historian, after studying it a lot, I realize that they lied.

Posted by: Quint at May 04, 2021 02:07 AM (hqBRy)

523 you need an id to buy cigarettes and beer. Sure it makes sense to not ask for an id to vote.

Posted by: Quint at May 04, 2021 02:08 AM (hqBRy)

524 rainman lives on some other universe


I'm tired yet hungry, thinking pancakes with strawberries on top, wish had whipped cream.

Posted by: Skip at May 04, 2021 02:08 AM (Cxk7w)

525 inflation be a comin. thanks trickle downers.

Posted by: Ringler at May 04, 2021 02:09 AM (dSGpk)

526
I think after the hoax virus, Biden over stimulated the economy and now ...


Posted by: Ringler at May 04, 2021 02:04 AM (dSGpk)

AEM, Agnico Eagle Mines went up what, 6 percent just today? They have been trending up and to be honest, I went a long for the ride. I don't give stock picks, that has always been my policy. But if people don't realize inflation is rampant under Biden, they are clueless.

Posted by: Quint at May 04, 2021 02:10 AM (hqBRy)

527 You need a ID for everything except voting. But it's really not arguable because if fraud can be had from it Democrats want it and no ID is that.

Posted by: Skip at May 04, 2021 02:11 AM (Cxk7w)

528 how can we make money on inflation? Gold? no think about it, that was funny.

Posted by: Ringler at May 04, 2021 02:12 AM (dSGpk)

529 Ringler has a family history of people who can suck bowling balls through IV tubing, tied up in knots and heat sealed at both ends.

contemplate accordingly.

rainman insults their self: nothing else needed there.

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it. at May 04, 2021 02:15 AM (EOMoX)

530 Can we get a COB to help out here?

Posted by: SFGoth at May 04, 2021 02:17 AM (KAi1n)

531 this is why I don't give stock picks I made a good choice on AEM a month or two ago. I timed it right and I know it could have easily gone wrong. The problem with gold in the short term, is any major government can crush the price at their will. They have stockpiles of maybe not actual bullion, but certificates in some way. If they get pissed at gold, they can tamp down the price. But in the long run, we all see Biden is pursuing an inflationary policy. I forget the name of the movie, but I recall the line. The line was, "even a blind man can see it!"

Posted by: Quint at May 04, 2021 02:18 AM (hqBRy)

532 Can we get a COB to help out here?

Posted by: SFGoth at May 04, 2021 02:17 AM (KAi1n)

I am not quoting them. Some are almost, kinda sorta, making semi lucid points. At least points worth arguing about. But I could be off here, I am trying to be nice lol.

Posted by: Quint at May 04, 2021 02:20 AM (hqBRy)

533 Seriously, this hoax virus is going to cause a new series of problems. Inflation most likely.

Diversify, I am prepared. LOLs. Sorry, Smart person.

Posted by: Ringler at May 04, 2021 02:20 AM (dSGpk)

534 Not everyone can get state id's Not only drivers license but non driver state ids if you owe fines restitution child support and others. Also republican operatives found that most people who don't have birth certificates vote democrat so under the guie of stoping illegals from voting you had to show a birth certificate or other id backed by birth certificate. and other ways to stop democrats from voting. Many people who were born before 1970 a birth certificate was not needed.

Posted by: raimondo at May 04, 2021 02:22 AM (eIvRE)

535 STOP IT. VOTER FRAUD IS NOT A PROBLEM.

Posted by: Ringler at May 04, 2021 02:24 AM (dSGpk)

536 powerlineblog.com/chauvin juror reportedly compromised
Saw this last night during Cafe, I wouldn't call it compromised more like a ringer, a BLM supporter on the jury.

Posted by: Skip at May 04, 2021 02:24 AM (Cxk7w)

537 The Catholic Church never fought back against being closed down. That was a giant tell right there that our priests and bishops have no faith and that they value earthly life more than heavenly life.
Posted by: RondinellaMamma


Which church fought back?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 04, 2021 02:26 AM (pAjZN)

538 If you want to fight inflation buy a house. Only gold hustlers because you don't need a license to sell it think gold is a great investment. Gold was 800 dollars ounce in 1980 it is now 1800 an ounce. putting it in a bank savings account would have got you the same and money market a lot more.

Posted by: raimondo at May 04, 2021 02:27 AM (eIvRE)

539 Which church fought back?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 04, 2021 02:26 AM (pAjZN)

that is a good question. My local Baptist church has seemed to stand firm. But I am not going to change to Baptist at this point. If our decisions are meaningful, and the denominations mean something, it is not something you do on a lark. But for sure I am leaning to churches that have opened up. If a church is still shut down, I have to wonder whom they are serving.

Posted by: Quint at May 04, 2021 02:30 AM (hqBRy)

540
Raimondo giving financial advice? That will work out great.

A bit of actual knowledge, Raimondo. Look up "real price" of gold, not nominal. You'll find that real peak of gold was in 1980. Real price has gotten close, but never reached it.

I take this as excellent confirmation that Stagflation 2.0 is baked in the cake. Even lefty trolls realize inflation is coming.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 04, 2021 02:34 AM (Mzdiz)

541 538,
you are picking and choosing. It was lower before and after those times. You are too smart to not recognize this. It is not just gold, it is crypto currencies. Those things are going gangbusters because no one trusts Biden. You chose 1980 because it was an historical high. Not cool.

Posted by: Quint at May 04, 2021 02:34 AM (hqBRy)

542 Skip, I just squirted some whipped cream through the usb, those pancakes sound delish, any leftovers you know what to do!!

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at May 04, 2021 02:35 AM (a4EWo)

543
If a church is still shut down, I have to wonder whom they are serving.
Posted by: Quint a


I got nothing.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 04, 2021 02:39 AM (pAjZN)

544 Oh gosh, I just read that and it sounds like something Juan Williams would say, Skip, you know what I mean. And where is Mr. Miklos hiding tonight? Darleen must have found those moist panties someone tossed at him last week, perhaps he is on lockdown.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at May 04, 2021 02:39 AM (a4EWo)

545 534, bullcrap. Show me one state that requires a birth certificate to vote. I will be waiting over hear. Secondly, the the thing about the left is they claim to be our intellectual superiors. But they demean their own voters by thinking they can't have id, and they can show up on election day. What a weird party you have there? It almost seems like a bunch of self prescribed intellectuals helping out the masses. The reality is, if they didn't lie to the masses, they would have no party.

Posted by: Quint at May 04, 2021 02:41 AM (hqBRy)

546 so I just tried the Topo Chico hard seltzer. I expected a lot more from Topo Chico. To be honest, this stuff sucks.
Posted by: Quint


Yeah, topo chico....
what's up with that glass?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 04, 2021 02:41 AM (pAjZN)

547 Quint...

Why are you trying to reason with a troll?

Posted by: SMH at May 04, 2021 02:42 AM (Fdh9S)

548 Why are you trying to reason with a troll?

Posted by: SMH at May 04, 2021 02:42 AM (Fdh9S)

there is an old gambler's joke. The guy said "why do you play in that game, it is crooked?". The gambler responded, " It is the only game in town". So I was responding to what I saw here. Some of the comments were worth refuting in my opinion. I didn't quote them, and if I was out of line, my apologies.

Posted by: Quint at May 04, 2021 02:45 AM (hqBRy)

549 I don't care one way or the other.

Just seems an exercise in futility.

Sorta like voting nowadays.

Posted by: SMH at May 04, 2021 02:46 AM (Fdh9S)

550 Skip -

Ya got any heavy cream ?

Posted by: JT at May 04, 2021 02:47 AM (arJlL)

551 Miklos has like Sunday and Monday night off.

Pa had voter ID once and it was only a primary, Democrats cut that out real quick.

Posted by: Skip at May 04, 2021 02:47 AM (Cxk7w)

552 Yeah, topo chico....

what's up with that glass?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 04, 2021 02:41 AM (pAjZN)

I like the seltzer water. I just tried the hard seltzer, and to be honest, it is the worst one I have tried to date. A coca cola product, so my concern for the company is nil. It was a fair review though, the stuff is gross.

Posted by: Quint at May 04, 2021 02:47 AM (hqBRy)

553 548 the state I live in requires a birth certificate to register or id that was backed by birth certificate. If you can't register you can't vote. Try getting a drivers license without a birth certificate.

Posted by: raimondo at May 04, 2021 02:48 AM (eIvRE)

554 Well Hiya, JT, how are you doing?

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at May 04, 2021 02:49 AM (a4EWo)

555 Heya JT.

Posted by: SMH at May 04, 2021 02:51 AM (Fdh9S)

556 No, I guess just maple syrup will have to do.

Posted by: Skip at May 04, 2021 02:51 AM (Cxk7w)

557 See cin content Bobby Unser passed, sure watched many of his races

Posted by: Skip at May 04, 2021 02:52 AM (Cxk7w)

558 I hope Ace finds this picture. Apologies if someone else already posted it, but omg. Link goes to Treehouse.

https://tinyurl.com/muyvfm87

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at May 04, 2021 02:52 AM (OssQ4)

559 Many states are granting driver's licenses to "undocumented" immigrants, no birth certificate authenticated or required, hence the lack of documentation. I hate trolls.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at May 04, 2021 02:53 AM (a4EWo)

560 Hiya Debs !

Posted by: JT at May 04, 2021 02:54 AM (arJlL)

561 Hiya SMH !

Posted by: JT at May 04, 2021 02:54 AM (arJlL)

562 I see Baldy already done told ya.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at May 04, 2021 02:54 AM (OssQ4)

563 Hmm, are we worshipping Trump or America? There used to be this great country called America, a beacon to all the world. Most of us just hate seeing the light extinguished.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at May 04, 2021 02:59 AM (a4EWo)

564 https://www.thenewneo.com/
Roger Simon says get off Twitter Now

Posted by: Skip at May 04, 2021 03:01 AM (Cxk7w)

565 Roger Simon says get off Twitter Now
Posted by: Skip

___

Yeah, good luck with that.

Posted by: SMH at May 04, 2021 03:02 AM (Fdh9S)

566 99 yep outside our window for years now

Posted by: Summer of Love at May 04, 2021 03:03 AM (FJrl0)

567 America is an ideal and a reality. Trump got the votes because his voter's trusted no one else. It is bs to call us Trump worshipers or Trump Acolytes. We follow the reality. Reagan is long gone and in many ways, that America is gone. Trump won in a fair fight. I think what I have learned is Trump is not enough. Sure it would be better if here were the potus, but the problem is very deep. And many one off Trump voters were never interested in dealing with it.

Posted by: Quint at May 04, 2021 03:03 AM (hqBRy)

568 If had whipped cream I would think I was at Friendly's

Posted by: Skip at May 04, 2021 03:04 AM (Cxk7w)

569 564 they cannot vote with them and you know it. Happy kent state day may 4 1970. took awhile to get are revenge.

Posted by: raimondo at May 04, 2021 03:04 AM (eIvRE)

570 Mornin', all

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 04, 2021 03:05 AM (YgjFe)

571 Hi Mlii, so nice to see you!

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at May 04, 2021 03:08 AM (a4EWo)

572 hi MIII

Posted by: Quint at May 04, 2021 03:08 AM (hqBRy)

573 Hi Debby!

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 04, 2021 03:09 AM (YgjFe)

574 Hey there, Quint!


2nd morning in a row that I've overslept.

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 04, 2021 03:11 AM (YgjFe)

575 I'll be Granny in less than a month, I can't wait, don't know yet what the baby will identify as. Feel sorry for my daughter, 'tis a big baby.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at May 04, 2021 03:12 AM (a4EWo)

576 Hiya MLii !

Posted by: JT at May 04, 2021 03:14 AM (arJlL)

577 2nd morning in a row that I've overslept.





Posted by: My life is insanity at May 04, 2021 03:11 AM (YgjFe)

I was going to say this seemed about right. but then I realized we are on CT time again.

Posted by: Quint at May 04, 2021 03:15 AM (hqBRy)

578 Hey JT!

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 04, 2021 03:15 AM (YgjFe)

579 2 days in a row, I often dream that happens

Posted by: Skip at May 04, 2021 03:15 AM (Cxk7w)

580 Debby, I have a bit more than 2 months . Daughter sent me pics of her progression from ist showing her baby bump to the 30 week mark.

So damn cute!

Knowing it's a girl makes no difference to me, just so excited for her and my son in law.

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 04, 2021 03:18 AM (YgjFe)

581 Good night all, obligations in the morning and stuff, I need to sleep for a wee bit.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at May 04, 2021 03:20 AM (a4EWo)

582 Not sure why I am not hearing my alarm. And the always hungry by 2 a.m. cat--he's usually stalking me beford the alarm!

Must need the sleep I guess

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 04, 2021 03:20 AM (YgjFe)

583 Sleep well, Debby. Goi4d to see you

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 04, 2021 03:21 AM (YgjFe)

584 Well that was supposed to be 'good'

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 04, 2021 03:23 AM (YgjFe)

585 I wonder if links like on Cafe count as hits on YouTube, well just watched a video on YouTube app and the bat eating banana came up as choice.

Posted by: Skip at May 04, 2021 03:23 AM (Cxk7w)

586 Mlii, Before I go, I will be ecstatic with a healthy baby, a girl or a boy makes no difference, just can't wait to hug, kiss and hold a little baby again, it's been a while for me.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at May 04, 2021 03:23 AM (a4EWo)

587 Ditto, Deb. My 'baby' is 24!

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 04, 2021 03:25 AM (YgjFe)

588 Mine is 27, yikes!!!

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at May 04, 2021 03:27 AM (a4EWo)

589 Off to bed for real, Mlii, Skip and all the rest of you, have a wonderful day.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at May 04, 2021 03:28 AM (a4EWo)

590 I'm tired yet hungry, thinking pancakes with strawberries on top, wish had whipped cream.
Posted by: Skip

Any strip joints nearby ?

Posted by: JT at May 04, 2021 03:31 AM (arJlL)

591 americanthinker.com/soviet tyranny warmed over is still tyranny
https://tinyurl.com/yauyncw9

I often talk of this, my thinking the cutting off of undesirables from society ( like tossing of Twitter) was the beginning. But when taken to its far gone conclusion like denying employment or being allowed travel can be a virtual gulag.
I read this in High school but really want to read it again.

Posted by: Skip at May 04, 2021 03:33 AM (Cxk7w)

592 JT seems chilly a little but suppose to get to 80s later.

Posted by: Skip at May 04, 2021 03:36 AM (Cxk7w)

593 Maybe a shock, never been to a strip joint. Was one over in outskirts of Spring City and knew many who been there but never went.

Posted by: Skip at May 04, 2021 03:38 AM (Cxk7w)

594 DJT wanted what conservatives wanted, not the other way around.

Posted by: Skip at May 04, 2021 03:44 AM (Cxk7w)

595 tech is up

Posted by: m at May 04, 2021 03:44 AM (SJbY/)

596 Has cooled off here. 52. Only into the 60s this week.

For May, I won't complain! Lilacs are blooming, spring flowers in full bloom, love this time of the year!

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 04, 2021 03:44 AM (YgjFe)

597 I should go, the supervisor gets in very early as he is from far away and staying in a hotel while here. Early to work means early dismissal.

Posted by: Skip at May 04, 2021 03:47 AM (Cxk7w)

598 I'm out, too.

Lots of outside stuff to do today at work.

Make it a good day, all

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 04, 2021 03:49 AM (YgjFe)

599 I'm out, have a great day horde

Posted by: Skip at May 04, 2021 03:53 AM (Cxk7w)

600 Whole buncha trolls on here today. Yuck.

Posted by: m at May 04, 2021 03:55 AM (SJbY/)

601 Wanna whole lotta troll?
https://bit.ly/3ticDIc


Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at May 04, 2021 04:02 AM (ufFY8)

602 Just the punchline:

"That's a strange place to take a woman."

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at May 04, 2021 05:29 AM (xopIz)

603 I suffer from a profound hearing loss, since I was 18-19 years old. It comes with severe tinnitus so basically I hear crickets and bells all the time, I doubt the Cicada's can drown out that.
But it is humorous hearing how others will now suffer from real noises that sound like Tinnitus.
My advice?
Turn up the radio and that will drown out the cicada.

Posted by: obsidian at May 04, 2021 09:17 AM (7+yqP)

604 That sign really shows how worthless conservatives are. You all attack weak targets like White people. Imagine a sign which No Tyrones Zone or No Shaniquas Zone. It would take bravery to post something like that. That sign is basic bitch con-cowardice.

Posted by: Your Name Here at May 04, 2021 10:55 AM (XmppF)

605 Just curious as to its appeal for you.
Posted by: Doof at May 03, 2021 09:58 PM (mZUr4)

That's easy. It is CHEAP. I would rather drink Buffalo Trace or Knob Creek, but they are too high to consume in volume.

Posted by: TxMarko at May 04, 2021 10:56 AM (FLZf8)

606 Dang, that drunk Florida model would not be thrown out of my bed. (Obviously, she'd set my bed on fire rather than sleep in it)

Posted by: Jon at May 04, 2021 11:07 AM (H4mKV)

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