Sunday Overnight Open Thread (7/11/21)

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(Photo H/T Jewells)

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The Quotes of The Day


Quote I


“Appropriate discussions around concepts like white privilege remain perfectly appropriate for a high school class, like contemporary issues. These charges of dismissal are about Mr. Hawn refusing to provide his students with access to varying points of view, which is required under Tennessee law. And these charges are about Mr. Hawn, again, assigning inappropriate materials to his students."Sullivan County Director of Schools Dr. David Cox

Quote II

“So how quickly we can get this under control and which way we go depends on what we do now to overcome disinformation. What we really need to do at this point is make vaccination the easy choice. It needs to be hard for people to remain unvaccinated. Right now, it’s kind of the opposite. It’s fine. It’s easy if you’re unvaccinated. You can do anything you want to do anyway. At some point, these mandates by workplaces, by schools, I think it will be important to say, hey, if you want to opt-out, you have to sign these forms, get twice weekly testing. Basically, we want to make getting vaccinated the easy choice. That is what it’s going to take for us to actually end the pandemic." CNN medical contributor Dr. Leana Wen

Quote III

"This is one of the management tools that we are using. So, it definitely helps remove pythons from the wild," she said. "Every python matters. Every python that we can remove, and engage the public to help us in those removal efforts, is helpful."
Kristen Sommers of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Quote IV

"We are calling on all Communists to take to the streets where these provocations are being staged and oppose them,"
Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel

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President Trump's speech at CPAC.


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Wow sex and money find a way to look legitimate. Wow, I'm so shocked. Not.

Two dozen massage schools with connections to prostitution or fraud, or sometimes both. And regulators who know about the problem, but lack the authority to act.

Those were the findings from a USA TODAY investigation last week focused on the role massage schools play in funneling licensed workers to illicit sex spas.

These institutions often operate in plain sight, in office parks or commercial strips, but regulators say they’re difficult to identify. And prosecuting sex trafficking is challenging because it can rely on the willingness of immigrant women to admit they were forced to engage in sex acts.

So it’s often a seemingly insignificant detail, like exam answers hidden in a boot or a forged signature on official school documents, that prompts action. Local massage boards monitoring their licensure data are often the ones who uncover suspicious schools, USA TODAY found.


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To borrow a line from the late great Warren Zevon, Don't knock on my door
If you don't know my Rottweiler's name

"Ignore No Soliciting Signs, Use Your Script": Vaccine Door-Knocking Documents Revealed

As the Biden administration peddles its plan to send door-knocking missionaries across America to spread 'vaccine awareness' (and keep track of who's vaccinated and who's not), White House-coordinated FEMA "surge teams" are being assembled to reinforce local efforts on the ground.


Even if you were vaccinated, it's none of their GD business.


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Masshole meets Sconnie Boy.


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Horrifying, just horrifying. Chief Covid Kung Flu scammer in chief is just horrified by people who oppose his "view of science".

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So our score at the moment regarding space flight is: Richard Branson 1 - Elon Musk 0.

A week before his 71st birthday, the billionaire mogul successfully flew aboard the VSS unity, which touched down at Virgin Galactic’s New Mexico hub Spaceport America earlier today.

Travelling aboard the space plane VSS Unity, Branson climbed to an altitude of 90km (295,000ft), offering a view of the curvature of the Earth and four minutes of weightlessness for those onboard.

VSS Unity took off beneath the wings of a carrier aircraft known as VMS Eve, named after Branson’s late mother Evette Branson.


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I've started to make our own bacon here at Casa Misanthrope. It looks like I'm living a healthy life after all.

THE METAPHYSICS OF BACON
I know you’ve all heard of the famous “plant-based” impossible burger, which is deeply confusing because I’ve always thought every one of my burgers was “plant-based”—cows eat plants, and then I eat the cow. QED. Now comes news that someone is trying to make “plant-based bacon,” and count me skeptical. Actually, if you do a web search, you will find lots of links to “vegan bacon,” which has to be near the great oxymoron ever conceived by a postmodern English department. I say, with Homer Simpson, that you’ll never replace that miracle animal that gives us bacon, hot dogs, sausage, pork shops, baby back ribs, kielbasa, and the rest.

Our friends at the indispensable Foundation for Economic Education did a roundup of 15 key facts and health benefits of bacon a while ago, and some of these deserve highlight and commentary (in italics):


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Lobotomies? No. Electric shock? Yes. Watch out Kennedy children.

A federal appeals court has overturned The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s ban on the use of controversial electric shock devices used at the Judge Rotenberg Center.

The devices are specifically used to “correct aggressive or self-harming behavior in adults and children,” the residential school said. The devices are also used at only one facility in the country, which is in Canton.

In March 2020, the FDA banned electrical stimulation devices (ESDs) used for self-injurious or aggressive behavior.

Just imagine if Old Man Joe would have had Teddy worked on......

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They certainly took their sweet time in doing this.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Fencing Around US Capitol Removed Six Months After Jan. 6 Breach

BY REUTERS July 11, 2021 Updated: July 11, 2021biggersmaller Print
WASHINGTON—More than six months after the Jan. 6 breach on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of then-President Donald Trump, the remaining high-security fence surrounding the white-domed building has been removed, police said on Sunday.


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The ONT Musical Interlude



On this day: July 11, 1996 - Jonathan Melvoin
Jonathan Melvoin keyboard player with the Smashing Pumpkins died from a drug overdose in New York City aged 34. Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin who was with Melvoin tried but failed to revive him after Chamberlin was allegedly advised by 911 operators to put Melvoin's head in the shower. Several songs were inspired by his death, including Sarah McLachlan's hit single 'Angel.' He was the brother of Susannah and Wendy Melvoin of Prince and the Revolution. Melvoin had also been a member of The Dickies. via thisdayinmusic.com


On this day: July 11, 2014 - Tommy Ramone
Producer and drummer Tommy Ramone (Thomas Erdelyi), from the influential punk rock band the Ramones died aged 65 following unsuccessful treatment for bile duct cancer. He was the last surviving original member of the Ramones before his death. Erdelyi was also an assistant engineer for the production of the Jimi Hendrix album Band of Gypsys. via thisdayinmusic.com

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So he never passed the Cause & Origin classwork. Now he's just a Genius Award Winner.

A former Northville firefighter recently was arraigned on two felony arson charges in connection to a fire that destroyed his home in Plymouth Township.

Patrick Nolan, 40, is now residing at Wayne County Jail. He is expected to return to 35th District Court later in July.

He faces a charge of arson of an insured dwelling, which could mean life in prison if convicted, and a charge of second-degree arson, a crime that could mean 20 years in prison.

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has been investigating the Shefield Court fire with the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services’ Fraud Investigation Unit.


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A jury gets the verdict correct. Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

A woman who was charged with assault after striking a person with her SUV last summer during a protest following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis has been found not guilty of that charge by a Denver jury.

After jurors handed down their verdict on Friday, attorneys for the driver, Jennifer Watson, issued a statement on the firm’s Facebook page that said, in part, “Ms. Watson should not have been charged. We appreciate the jury’s verdict of not guilty to the assault charge.”

However, jurors did find Watson guilty of a misdemeanor offense for reckless driving, Fox News reported.


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Weekly commenter stats for week of 7-11-2021


Top 10 commenters:
1 [963 comments] 'Bete' [135.98 posts/day]
2 [469 comments] 'Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt'
3 [460 comments] 'Aetius451AD'
4 [437 comments] 'sven'
5 [417 comments] 'Just a side note '
6 [416 comments] 'flounder'
7 [377 comments] 'Norfolk Bug '
8 [375 comments] 'Skip '
9 [356 comments] 'rhennigantx'
10 [347 comments] 'JT'

Top 10 sockpuppeteers:
1 [352 names] 'Norfolk Bug ' [49.70 unique names/day]
2 [121 names] 'Bete'
3 [83 names] 'Duncanthrax'
4 [25 names] 'Count de Monet, checked out of the Heartbreak Hotel (4I/2K)'
5 [24 names] 'bartholomew'
6 [24 names] 'pookysgirl, asking questions'
7 [23 names] 'f'd'
8 [22 names] 'andycanuck (UHVv4)'
9 [21 names] 'Axeman'
10 [20 names] '18-1'

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 10:31 PM




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1 Ah

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 11, 2021 09:31 PM (Dc2NZ)

2 Omnipotent!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 11, 2021 09:32 PM (Dc2NZ)

3 Trifecta?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 11, 2021 09:32 PM (Dc2NZ)

4 Sponge!!!

Posted by: Iris at July 11, 2021 09:32 PM (6lKe4)

5 Hey!

Posted by: COMountainMarie at July 11, 2021 09:32 PM (wAcdS)

6 Yes!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 11, 2021 09:32 PM (Dc2NZ)

7 good evening

Posted by: wing at July 11, 2021 09:32 PM (JFzNN)

8 Speeding ticket?

Posted by: Braenyard at July 11, 2021 09:32 PM (469jd)

9 Whew. I was starting to fret we'd been forgotten.

Posted by: mindful webworker - bwah hah hah at July 11, 2021 09:33 PM (xdNUT)

10 This was somewhat painful getting here...First! ...or not...
Back to content...

Posted by: COMountainMarie at July 11, 2021 09:33 PM (wAcdS)

11 Arf!

Posted by: Sandy at July 11, 2021 09:34 PM (VxC1e)

12 My F5 key will never be the same!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Your Fearless Leaders Have, and Deserve, Special Privileges! at July 11, 2021 09:34 PM (hOUT3)

13 Two dozen massage schools with connections to prostitution or fraud, or sometimes both. And regulators who know about the problem, but lack the authority to act.
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Wait, isn't this propagating Asian hate? Isn't that how this whole campaign started?

I'd say "Be better USA Today", but, well, USA Today.

Posted by: Bete at July 11, 2021 09:35 PM (Ojki1)

14 ZOD IMPERIAL.

Posted by: ZOD at July 11, 2021 09:35 PM (xK9An)

15 9 Whew. I was starting to fret we'd been forgotten.
Posted by: mindful webworker - bwah hah hah at July 11, 2021 09:33 PM (xdNUT)


Nope the train is running late.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 11, 2021 09:35 PM (aA3+G)

16 My F5 key will never be the same!
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Is that a pet name?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 11, 2021 09:35 PM (Dc2NZ)

17 Howdy Hordelings! Howdy Mis Hum -- Thank you for the Sunday ONT!

Posted by: Doof at July 11, 2021 09:36 PM (mZUr4)

18 And the quotes made me pull my hair out...

Posted by: COMountainMarie at July 11, 2021 09:36 PM (wAcdS)

19 ONT!!!

And it's another great on!

Posted by: Ladyl at July 11, 2021 09:36 PM (TdMsT)

20 Dr. Leana Wen - medical tyrant. No, thanks. Also, no.

Posted by: mindful webworker - smile suppressor refuser at July 11, 2021 09:36 PM (xdNUT)

21 Darling {{{Wing}}}

Posted by: Ladyl at July 11, 2021 09:36 PM (TdMsT)

22 Every python matters.

The Paolo, he know that there are "pythons" and then there are, how do you say, pythons.

Posted by: The Paolo at July 11, 2021 09:37 PM (VxC1e)

23 Sorry I missed the Gun Thread, y'all. Just in from work, and I'll try to catch up on it best I can. Between that and a rollicking ONT, that's a lot of reading to do.

*pours bourbon* Earned this one, again. ONT Greetings, Horde!

CHEERS!

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 11, 2021 09:37 PM (QzJWU)

24 Nope the train is running late.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 11, 2021 09:35 PM (aA3+G)



As long as it keeps a-rollin' all night long - with a heave, and a ho!

Posted by: Doof at July 11, 2021 09:37 PM (mZUr4)

25 However. Yes. The dog sign works for me.

Posted by: COMountainMarie at July 11, 2021 09:38 PM (wAcdS)

26 I can't think of Branson without thinking of him palling around with Obama.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 11, 2021 09:38 PM (Dc2NZ)

27 18 And the quotes made me pull my hair out...
Posted by: COMountainMarie at July 11, 2021 09:36 PM (wAcdS)

All 4 quotes or just 2 of them?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 11, 2021 09:38 PM (aA3+G)

28 Slide off balcony = Addams Family 2021?

Posted by: Getting the banned back together in socal at July 11, 2021 09:38 PM (WokG5)

29 Nope the train is running late.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 11, 2021 09:35 PM (aA3+G)



Pfft. The trains always ran on time under Schickelgruber.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at July 11, 2021 09:38 PM (VxC1e)

30 I can't think of Branson without thinking of him palling around with Obama.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 11, 2021 09:38 PM (Dc2NZ)

Maybe he was trying to recruit him as a crash test dummy.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at July 11, 2021 09:39 PM (VwHCD)

31 {{LadyL}}}

Posted by: wing at July 11, 2021 09:40 PM (JFzNN)

32 White House-coordinated FEMA "surge teams" are being assembled

Gonna need a bigger backhoe.

Posted by: mindful webworker - NIMBY at July 11, 2021 09:40 PM (xdNUT)

33 Sonny boy, yes!

Posted by: COMountainMarie at July 11, 2021 09:40 PM (wAcdS)

34 Top 10 commenters:

1 Bete

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*sigh*

It's a fair cop.

Posted by: Bete at July 11, 2021 09:41 PM (Ojki1)

35 Insurrection in Cuba?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 11, 2021 09:41 PM (63Dwl)

36 27

All of them, in a certain order...

Posted by: COMountainMarie at July 11, 2021 09:42 PM (wAcdS)

37 Branson's Virgin tore down Googie's coffee shop and Schwab's drugstore, built his theatre that blocked the $$$ hillside view from the 1920s era apartments next door. Was hoping for a spectacular disaster with his toy rocket.

Posted by: Getting the banned back together in socal at July 11, 2021 09:42 PM (il5/0)

38 Sponge

Posted by: FIRST!!!!! at July 11, 2021 09:42 PM (C1NyB)

39 2 Omnipotent!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 11, 2021 09:32 PM (Dc2NZ)

Bod Dole would like to tell you about a pill for that.

Posted by: Bob Dole at July 11, 2021 09:42 PM (Ojki1)

40 Knock, Knock... Who's there?... Biden Vax Squad... Biden's shotgun says go away.

Posted by: davidt at July 11, 2021 09:42 PM (ronUI)

41 Digiturk

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 11, 2021 09:43 PM (63Dwl)

42 Maybe he was trying to recruit him as a crash test dummy.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at July 11, 2021 09:39 PM (VwHCD)
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He does go limp in the clutch!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 11, 2021 09:43 PM (Dc2NZ)

43 wiki says Smashing Pumpkins was formed in 1988, so not sure how that 1979 date is correct. (I recall, because I did a "Smashed Pumpkin" Halloweeny volleyball tourney in 1990 irrc, and had never heard of the Smashing Pumpkin band at the time)

Posted by: illiniwek at July 11, 2021 09:43 PM (Cus5s)

44 President Trump's speech at CPAC. cool
My puter has difficulty with RAV here's another link if you have trouble.

https://is.gd/CRcvT3

It's CSPAN

Posted by: Braenyard at July 11, 2021 09:44 PM (469jd)

45 Smashing Pumpkins and The Ramones -- right in my wheelhouse!

Is there a tip jar just for you, Mis Hum?

Posted by: Doof at July 11, 2021 09:45 PM (mZUr4)

46 40 Knock, Knock... Who's there?... Biden Vax Squad... Biden's shotgun says go away.
Posted by: davidt at July 11, 2021 09:42 PM (ronUI)

Does your location have laws against throwing a bucket of water out the door, and just happening to hit people you swear you didn't know were standing there?

Posted by: Bete at July 11, 2021 09:45 PM (Ojki1)

47 Digiturk
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 11, 2021 09:43 PM (63Dwl)



Home of blockbuster streaming hits like My Mother The Mosque and That's My Ottoman

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at July 11, 2021 09:45 PM (VxC1e)

48 Smashing Watermelons > Smashing Pumpkins

Posted by: Gallager at July 11, 2021 09:45 PM (ronUI)

49 Branson = taking rich a-holes on joy rides

Musk = colonizing Mars

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 11, 2021 09:45 PM (Dc2NZ)

50 hola chamucos y chamucas

Posted by: jeet at July 11, 2021 09:45 PM (g741k)

51 Even if you were vaccinated, it's none of their GD business.

Big Brother is watching.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 11, 2021 09:46 PM (+lVUW)

52
I thought the Karman Line marking the edge of space, was 62 miles, or about 330,000 feet.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 11, 2021 09:46 PM (mht8P)

53 Even if you were vaccinated, it's none of their GD business.
_Benjamin Franklin

Posted by: Braenyard at July 11, 2021 09:46 PM (469jd)

54 45 Smashing Pumpkins and The Ramones -- right in my wheelhouse!

Is there a tip jar just for you, Mis Hum?
Posted by: Doof at July 11, 2021 09:45 PM (mZUr4)


You can kick in next month's dental premium for me at the Dynamic Dental Insurance Company.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 11, 2021 09:47 PM (aA3+G)

55 Of course #AllPythonLivesMatter.

Posted by: Guido Van Rossum at July 11, 2021 09:47 PM (DMUuz)

56 >>45 Smashing Pumpkins and The Ramones -- right in my wheelhouse!
Posted by: Doof at July 11, 2021 09:45 PM (mZUr4)

Tommy Ramone died seven years ago today.

Posted by: ZOD at July 11, 2021 09:47 PM (xK9An)

57 Smashing Watermelons > Smashing Pumpkins
Posted by: Gallager at July 11, 2021 09:45 PM (ronUI)


Well played - I'll be back after I find some goggles.

Posted by: Doof at July 11, 2021 09:48 PM (mZUr4)

58 Thanks for another splendid ONT, Mis Hum!

That photo up top is simply breathtaking. Love the tune behind it too!

That escape slide is ill-placed.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at July 11, 2021 09:48 PM (rwusL)

59 Branson = taking rich a-holes on joy rides



Musk = colonizing Mars

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 11, 2021 09:45 PM (Dc2NZ)

Bingo.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at July 11, 2021 09:48 PM (VwHCD)

60 48 Smashing Watermelons > Smashing Pumpkins
Posted by: Gallager at July 11, 2021 09:45 PM (ronUI)
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Celebrity Deathmatch - the Gallagher Bros (and Gallagher):

https://tinyurl.com/bhsfa6nb

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 11, 2021 09:49 PM (Dc2NZ)

61 Tommy Ramone died seven years ago today.

Posted by: ZOD at July 11, 2021 09:47 PM (xK9An)



He wears the chain he forged in life...

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at July 11, 2021 09:49 PM (VxC1e)

62 Good evening everyone.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 11, 2021 09:49 PM (mD/uy)

63 Sunday Swimwear ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/media

*scroll down

Posted by: kbdabear at July 11, 2021 09:49 PM (qAR6u)

64 I didn't hear anything about CPAC before now. Were they keeping it under wraps for the cancel culture?

Posted by: Iris at July 11, 2021 09:50 PM (6lKe4)

65 You can kick in next month's dental premium for me at the Dynamic Dental Insurance Company.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 11, 2021 09:47 PM (aA3+G)



OK. Put it on Underhill!

Posted by: Doof at July 11, 2021 09:50 PM (mZUr4)

66 Breaking the Law > Smashing Pumpkins

Posted by: SFGoth at July 11, 2021 09:50 PM (KAi1n)

67 Yeah, Doof.
Nothin' like kissing butt )

Posted by: COMountainMarie at July 11, 2021 09:50 PM (wAcdS)

68 oh, the song is titled "1979", duh.

Posted by: illiniwek at July 11, 2021 09:50 PM (Cus5s)

69 He does go limp in the clutch!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 11, 2021 09:43 PM


I can help with that.

Posted by: Bob Dole at July 11, 2021 09:50 PM (DMUuz)

70 I think Billy Corgan is a libertarian capitalist and Johnny Ramone was a conservative.

Good music choices ?

Posted by: Just a side note at July 11, 2021 09:51 PM (2DOZq)

71 Yeah, Doof.
Nothin' like kissing butt
Posted by: COMountainMarie at July 11, 2021 09:50 PM (wAcdS)



Happy COB, happy ONT!

Posted by: Doof at July 11, 2021 09:52 PM (mZUr4)

72 Hey, what about that mass spreader event down in Texas?

Posted by: Braenyard at July 11, 2021 09:52 PM (469jd)

73 Question mark was not supposed to be in the post.

Posted by: Just a side note at July 11, 2021 09:52 PM (2DOZq)

74 I actually watched an NBA game tonight. Not sure why. They're quite boring, even in the finals

Posted by: Pete Seria at July 11, 2021 09:52 PM (7ZQe3)

75 BTW
Lovely photo MisHum.


Posted by: COMountainMarie at July 11, 2021 09:52 PM (wAcdS)

76 Hey, what about that mass spreader event down in Texas?
Posted by: Braenyard
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That's not until October.

Posted by: SMH at July 11, 2021 09:53 PM (aDe8s)

77 Nope the train is running late.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 11, 2021 09:35 PM


You know who made the trains run on time?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 11, 2021 09:54 PM (DMUuz)

78 I actually watched an NBA game tonight. Not sure why. They're quite boring, even in the finals
Posted by: Pete Seria

It could be worse - I was a captive audience to an WNBA 'game' on the tube in a restaurant yesterday. Empty venue, poor play, meh talent on display, but stunning and brave.

I feel so empowered now.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 11, 2021 09:54 PM (mD/uy)

79 Even if you were vaccinated, it's none of their GD business.

I've been a self supporting, responsible citizen for my entire adult life, but Democrats think that i need to have some 24 year old douchebag come to my house to check up on me. They have no respect for citizens.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 11, 2021 09:54 PM (+lVUW)

80 ..I thought the Karman Line marking the edge of space, was 62 miles, or about 330,000 feet.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 11, 2021 09:46 PM (mht8P)


That's the metric measure the Euros use, which in Frog, translates out to +/- 100km.

NASA uses the 50 mile marker along the Vertical Interstate. With it's left blinker on for the last 20 miles. NASA is OLD! (Branson is, too, but hey, kudos for making the flight. Unlike John Glenn's Shuttle flight, Branson PAID for this one!)

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 11, 2021 09:54 PM (QzJWU)

81 did you guys see that the Evil Lego Set of Insurrection ... wasn't complete? it was in the box, never opened up.

so incredibly stupid

Posted by: BlackOrchid at July 11, 2021 09:55 PM (j9HX3)

82 So our score at the moment regarding space flight is: Richard Branson 1 - Elon Musk 0.

Don't think Musk lost any sleep over this.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 11, 2021 09:55 PM (469jd)

83 good evening morons and Огромное спасибо mh

JT that's a lotta hiyas

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 11, 2021 09:55 PM (EZebt)

84 LMAO

https://is.gd/bEM0Dw
@ramzpaul
This is the face of #CPAC2021

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 11, 2021 09:55 PM (tyyQc)

85 Ted Cruz intends to finish the VALIS trilogy.

This seems remarkable.

Posted by: ZOD at July 11, 2021 09:55 PM (xK9An)

86 None of the Ramones were related IIRC. It was a homage to Paul McCartney.

Posted by: Just a side note at July 11, 2021 09:55 PM (2DOZq)

87 Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 11, 2021 09:31 PM (Dc2NZ)

Don't let this go to your head Eris! Even though the competition is fierce!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Your Fearless Leaders Have, and Deserve, Special Privileges! at July 11, 2021 09:55 PM (hOUT3)

88 Hi folks. Hope you're all doing well.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at July 11, 2021 09:56 PM (OU+8W)

89 You know who made the trains run on time?
Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 11, 2021 09:54 PM (DMUuz)



Thomas the Tank Engine?

Posted by: Doof at July 11, 2021 09:56 PM (mZUr4)

90 "Hey, what about that mass spreader event down in Texas?"

I was no where near Texas.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at July 11, 2021 09:56 PM (ronUI)

91 They have no respect for citizens.
Posted by: nerdygirl at July 11, 2021 09:54 PM (+lVUW)



But dear NG, you might have made the wrong choice, so we really had no option. You should be thanking us!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Your Fearless Leaders Have, and Deserve, Special Privileges! at July 11, 2021 09:57 PM (hOUT3)

92 "Hey, what about that mass spreader event down in Texas?"

I was no where near Texas.


Posted by: Sandra Fluke at July 11, 2021 09:56 PM (ronUI)

mass spreader, not ass spreader.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at July 11, 2021 09:58 PM (VwHCD)

93 Hi folks. Hope you're all doing well.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at July 11, 2021 09:56 PM (OU+8W)


Bakatcha BeckChas!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Your Fearless Leaders Have, and Deserve, Special Privileges! at July 11, 2021 09:58 PM (hOUT3)

94 I'm hearing the usual womanly lament: "people of wiener don't do enough house-cleaning chores." I got started protesting this, and she said " when we get a house with a yard, you and H are going to chop down a couple spots in the tall grass to sleep in, and I might let you in for a shower once a week if you animals are lucky!"

Now I can't stop laughing.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 11, 2021 09:58 PM (7Ttpp)

95 Good evening {{{Hrothgar}}} and {{{Beckoning Chasm}}}

Posted by: Ladyl at July 11, 2021 09:58 PM (TdMsT)

96 >>94 I'm hearing the usual womanly lament:

Faulty ball-gag.

Posted by: ZOD at July 11, 2021 09:59 PM (xK9An)

97 94 I'm hearing the usual womanly lament:

Faulty ball-gag.
Posted by: ZOD at July 11, 2021 09:59 PM (xK9An)
* * * *
*SNORT*

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at July 11, 2021 10:00 PM (rwusL)

98 That's not until October.
Posted by: SMH at July 11, 2021 09:53 PM (aDe8s)


{{{SMH}}}
The one last October didn't work so we're going to keep trying until we get it right?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Your Fearless Leaders Have, and Deserve, Special Privileges! at July 11, 2021 10:00 PM (hOUT3)

99 soccer> NBA

both suck

Posted by: free tibet at July 11, 2021 10:00 PM (CTJwJ)

100 good evening morons
JT that's a lotta hiyas
Posted by: San Franpsycho

Howdy neighbor

Posted by: SFGoth at July 11, 2021 10:00 PM (KAi1n)

101 Good evening to everyone.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at July 11, 2021 10:00 PM (OU+8W)

102 In other news, CNN medical correspondent Leanna Wen approved of yellow stars being sewn onto the clothing of people who decided not to get the vaccine.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at July 11, 2021 10:01 PM (2SdPm)

103 Heh, Hrothgar.

Practice makes perfect.

Posted by: SMH at July 11, 2021 10:01 PM (aDe8s)

104 Good evening to everyone.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at July 11, 2021 10:00 PM (OU+8W)
* * * *
Good evening, BeckChas. I trust you are doing well?

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at July 11, 2021 10:01 PM (rwusL)

105 Posted by: Sandra Fluke at July 11, 2021 09:56 PM (ronUI)

mass spreader, not ass spreader.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at July 11, 2021 09:58 PM (VwHCD)
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Now THIS is funny!

Posted by: Weasel at July 11, 2021 10:01 PM (MVjcR)

106 97 94 I'm hearing the usual womanly lament:

Faulty ball-gag.
Posted by: ZOD at July 11, 2021 09:59 PM (xK9An)
* * * *
*SNORT*
Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at July 11, 2021 10:00 PM (rwusL)


Laughing my ass off.

Posted by: Ladyl at July 11, 2021 10:01 PM (TdMsT)

107 Translated: "Mmmmmhmmmmhmhhmmmm."

"Yes. Well. Now, about the sandwich."

Posted by: ZOD at July 11, 2021 10:01 PM (xK9An)

108 Maybe Trump needs to establish Estados Unidos Libres in Cuba.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 11, 2021 10:01 PM (id73r)

109 The Mrs. and I both had shock treatments this last week. It's called cardioversion. Designed to shock the heart back into rhythm from some sort of arrthymias. Mine worked, hers didn't. She is now the proud owner of a pacemaker. All is well so far.

Posted by: Javems at July 11, 2021 10:02 PM (tPOoy)

110 "It's an Imperialist Tyranny if you can keep it."

_Benjamin Franklin

Posted by: jakee308 at July 11, 2021 10:02 PM (wb4G5)

111 "you and H are going to chop down a couple spots in the tall grass to sleep in, and I might let you in for a shower once a week"

I used to love camping! Best bacon and eggs I ever had, cooked over a roaring fire on a cold morning in the mountains.

Posted by: SFGoth at July 11, 2021 10:02 PM (KAi1n)

112 {{{ZOD IMPERIAL}}}

Posted by: ZOD at July 11, 2021 10:02 PM (xK9An)

113 You know what would be great? For me to stop drinking.
You know what would be impossible? For me to stop drinking.

I need a cat, but those funds just...never mind, makes me too angry.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at July 11, 2021 10:02 PM (OU+8W)

114 RE: the genius awArd ex-firefighter:

I'm surprised he didn't learn enuf about arson, when he was a firefighter, to start a fire that was less obviously arson.

There's an interesting arson-related plot in the Jack Lemon film "Save the Tiger." The professional torch tells Jack he can't burn down Jack's garment factory because... the4e are too many fire code violations! The insurance company wouldn't pay off on Jack's policy, because his place is such a firetrap. They decide to start the fire in an adjoining business instead & ket it spread to Jack's place, in order to finesse the problem.

Posted by: mnw at July 11, 2021 10:03 PM (Cssks)

115 So, I learned of a form that can be presented as a "no trespassing warrant" to anyone coming on to your property. It can be found online as a ,pdf file. This can be presented to anyone who you tell to leave your property, if they refuse to leave.
You supposedly can call the cops, even without this. It's good to know what your local laws are about this.

Posted by: COMountainMarie at July 11, 2021 10:03 PM (wAcdS)

116 hey sorry about your wife Javems but at the same time - having a spouse with a brand new pacer also - it's kind of great, isn't it? I love the damn thing.

I also love that he gets to go to the cardiologist 2x annually now and they are always monitoring him! it's just very reassuring to me. so far so good, it's a small adjustment but they're little miracle machines.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at July 11, 2021 10:03 PM (j9HX3)

117 Posted by: Javems at July 11, 2021 10:02 PM (tPOoy)
* * * *
Congratulations on the successful cardioversion and pacemaker implant! Both are true miracle procedures. Prayers up for continued health and healing.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at July 11, 2021 10:03 PM (rwusL)

118 Good ol' Leanna. With the cutesy head lean.

Yeah. This is the bitch who was head of Planned Parenthood so that should tell you all about her level of medical ethics.

Which is zero.

Posted by: jakee308 at July 11, 2021 10:04 PM (wb4G5)

119 So, fun story: Last night, I was coming up the back stairs to Mom's house - a short brick staircase I've been up and down thousands of times in the past fifty-three years - when my feet decided I should do a nosedive. So weird; almost felt like I was being pushed, and with no moment to think, I hit hard. Particularly graceless landing!

Being almost sixty-nine 29 years old, I'm grateful that I apparently only suffered bad bruises and scrapes on my left leg and my back (unless I cracked or broke something of which I'm not yet aware). This was as bad a fall as I'd ever want to suffer. I've been hobbling around with a cane and struggling to get up and down chairs, bed, toilets.... but it's only pain to push through. Healing's going to take a while. Anyway my right side is uninjured.

Wasn't it here recently there was that clip of the gal falling off the skateboard, springing on her hands, and landing on her feet with a "ta-da"?? Yeah, I didn't do that.

But, by Grapthar's Hammer, I live to tell the tale.

Posted by: mindful webworker - owie wowie at July 11, 2021 10:04 PM (xdNUT)

120 >>108 Maybe Trump needs to establish Estados Unidos Libres in Cuba. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 11, 2021 10:01 PM (id73r)

Yes. Or purchase and reside in Kandor.

Posted by: ZOD at July 11, 2021 10:05 PM (xK9An)

121 106 {{{Ladyl}}}
Your sense of humor remains pitch perfect!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Your Fearless Leaders Have, and Deserve, Special Privileges! at July 11, 2021 10:05 PM (hOUT3)

122 did you guys see that the Evil Lego Set of Insurrection ... wasn't complete? it was in the box, never opened up.


Don't be fooled. That was just cagey OpSec.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at July 11, 2021 10:06 PM (VxC1e)

123 Got a text, in Michigan, to ask me if I could be counted on to get the jab...it asked me to reply yes or no. I deleted, but now that I think of it, I should have texted back "yes." Not responding probably allowed them to pinpoint my location so they can knock on my door. What I want to know is: how in the hell they know I have not gotten it, in order to text me. As far as I know, my husband did not get the jab but he has not gotten the text. Any other Michigan Horde members get this? It was 2 days ago.

Posted by: Shipoopi at July 11, 2021 10:06 PM (1mSXP)

124 Evenin'
(Slugs back a beer)
Gotta tee time tomorrow morning. Should probably slow down the beer intake. Or not.

Posted by: Puddleglum at July 11, 2021 10:06 PM (QFVV9)

125 113 You know what would be great? For me to stop drinking. You know what would be impossible? For me to stop drinking. Posted by: BeckoningChasm at July 11, 2021 10:02 PM (OU+8W)

Schroedinger's Drunk. Shitfaced/Sober.

Posted by: ZOD at July 11, 2021 10:07 PM (xK9An)

126 Branson and Scaled Composites have developed some interesting technology. The lift vehicle built is a YUGE airplane, which can also lift rockets that can be launched into orbit from the carrier. And the Scaled Composites flyer (VSS) is an interesting but limited vehicle. It can't go into orbit and de-orbit; it doesn't have the shielding to handle a true high velocity atmosphere re-entry.
Space - X has a lot of Falcon 9 launches, has the Dragon unit qualified and man-rated, routinely launches unmanned re-supply flights (into orbit) to the ISS. Falcon Heavy is a major heavy lift vehicle, that has been accepted by DoD for military launches (as has Falcon 9). The Super Heavy and Starship will use "many" bigger Raptor engines and be a true heavy lift launcher. In a few years, Musk has promised a trans-lunar orbital mission, and the Starship has been accepted as the Lunar Lander (unit) for Artemis.
As far as Bezos and Blue Origin, well, after all this money and time, what have they achieved? I guess Bezos is going to onboard for the suborbital flight scheduled for this July 20. If you ask me, Musk, Gwen Shotwell (who runs SpaceX) and SpaceX are way ahead of either of these outfits.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative.....Psycho killer at July 11, 2021 10:07 PM (tjZg/)

127 It could be worse - I was a captive audience to an WNBA 'game' on the tube in a restaurant yesterday. Empty venue, poor play, meh talent on display, but stunning and brave.

I feel so empowered now.
Posted by: Tonypete at July 11, 2021 09:54 PM (mD/uy)

Pitter-patter, pitter-patter, swish! Pitter-patter, pitter-patter, swish! Pitter-patter, pitter-patter, swish! Pitter-patter, pitter-patter, swish! Pitter-patter, pitter-patter, swish!

Posted by: sound track to NBA game at July 11, 2021 10:07 PM (id73r)

128 71 Yeah, Doof.
Nothin' like kissing butt
Posted by: COMountainMarie at July 11, 2021 09:50 PM (wAcdS)


Happy COB, happy ONT!
Posted by: Doof at July 11, 2021 09:52 PM (mZUr4)

Doof is a wise Moron

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 11, 2021 10:08 PM (aA3+G)

129 Congratulations on the successful cardioversion and
pacemaker implant! Both are true miracle procedures. Prayers up for
continued health and healing.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at July 11, 2021 10:03 PM (rwusL)

Thanks. I am alive due to, and ony to, modern medicine.

Posted by: Javems at July 11, 2021 10:08 PM (tPOoy)

130 Thanks for the ONT.

#3 eh?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 11, 2021 10:09 PM (csEWM)

131 It could be worse - I was a captive audience to an WNBA 'game' on the tube in a restaurant yesterday. Empty venue, poor play, meh talent on display, but stunning and brave.


The action should increase once all the trans wimmens start taking over the key positions.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at July 11, 2021 10:09 PM (VxC1e)

132 I'M NUMBER SIX! I'M NUMBER SIX!

Posted by: pookysgirl, holding up a placard in the arena at July 11, 2021 10:09 PM (XKZwp)

133 It's good to know what your local laws are about this.
Posted by: COMountainMarie at July 11, 2021 10:03 PM (wAcdS)


COMM, do you identify as a Democrat or a conservative? It makes a difference in what the laws are!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Your Fearless Leaders Have, and Deserve, Special Privileges! at July 11, 2021 10:10 PM (hOUT3)

134 Thanks. I am alive due to, and ony to, modern medicine.
Posted by: Javems at July 11, 2021 10:08 PM (tPOoy)



Them Greek homos stole all the modern medicine from the black Africans!

Posted by: Rev. Al Sharpton at July 11, 2021 10:10 PM (VxC1e)

135 Best not to talk to any of those folks that might come to your door.

They are an adjunct Federal Agent and as such anything you say (or do) that they can twist into being an illegal disruption of a Federal Investigation so that they can arrest you for a felony.

I recommend putting up a sign telling them to call or text and that you can't hear the door bell.

That will be my go to excuse because I can get dozens of medical workers to testify to it if needed.

Since I can't hear well I can't talk as I don't know what the subject of what is being talked about cause I can't hear.

Posted by: jakee308 at July 11, 2021 10:10 PM (wb4G5)

136 Bernie Sanders will form a new Lincoln Brigade to go to Cuba and fight on the side of the government.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 11, 2021 10:11 PM (63Dwl)

137 Although I suspect chicanery. Who is this 'Norfolk bug' and why would Miklos use that name?

Also, bete manages to be #1 and #2. Impressive.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 11, 2021 10:11 PM (csEWM)

138 Since I can't hear well I can't talk as I don't know what the subject of what is being talked about cause I can't hear.
Posted by: jakee308 at July 11, 2021 10:10 PM (wb4G5)


And you never learned to lip read!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Your Fearless Leaders Have, and Deserve, Special Privileges! at July 11, 2021 10:12 PM (hOUT3)

139 437 eh?

Well it'll be less. I go back to the field soon.

Posted by: sven at July 11, 2021 10:12 PM (Lzpvj)

140 Javens - glad your cardioversion worked and your wife is patched up. I've been able to avoid the pacemaker route so far. I am wearing a tracking monitoring device for a few days yet. We'll see what the heart Dr wants to do next visit.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 11, 2021 10:12 PM (mD/uy)

141 116 hey sorry about your wife Javems but at the same time - having a spouse
with a brand new pacer also - it's kind of great, isn't it? I love the
damn thing.



I also love that he gets to go to the cardiologist 2x annually now
and they are always monitoring him! it's just very reassuring to me. so
far so good, it's a small adjustment but they're little miracle
machines.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at July 11, 2021 10:03 PM (j9HX3)
Thanks. They are amazing machines. Control your heartbeat depending upon your activity. Tiny and last for years.

Posted by: Javems at July 11, 2021 10:12 PM (tPOoy)

142
So Branson won the first billionaire douchebag into space race? Good for him.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 11, 2021 10:12 PM (Mzdiz)

143 ___

That's not until October.
Posted by: SMH at July 11, 2021 09:53 PM (aDe8s)
---------------

Ha! Yeah.

But down in Dallas they are having a SRO CPAC convention and they are all unmasked. Fauci &Co are having the snivvels.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 11, 2021 10:13 PM (469jd)

144 136: except that Bernie Sanders can't plan breakfast.

Posted by: Puddleglum at July 11, 2021 10:13 PM (QFVV9)

145 Amazing thing happening in Cuba.

As in Iran, the MSM is quick to point out that the demonstrations are about discrete little problems! Food prices or gas shortages... or something. NEVER about the odious regime itself.

See, they're shouting "Freedom!" because they're... confused.

Posted by: mnw at July 11, 2021 10:14 PM (Cssks)

146 Greetings fappers and fappees.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. (HaL55) at July 11, 2021 10:14 PM (HaL55)

147 It looks like the slide is intended to be used basically as a ladder to get to the pipe so they can climb down the side of the building holding the pipe.

That's my guess, at least. I have no idea how feasible it is or how likely it is that the pipe could break and they would just fall.

Posted by: Daryl Herbert at July 11, 2021 10:14 PM (CVpUt)

148 I'm your huckleberry Bernie. I'm ready to lead the Man Boy Lincoln Brigade!!

Posted by: David French (sJHOI) at July 11, 2021 10:14 PM (sJHOI)

149 Posted by: Javems at July 11, 2021 10:12 PM (tPOoy)

SiL remains alive and functional because of this technology, so not everyone in the medical establishment is a corrupt PoS like Fauci!!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Your Fearless Leaders Have, and Deserve, Special Privileges! at July 11, 2021 10:14 PM (hOUT3)

150 "Basically, we want to make getting vaccinated the easy choice. That is what it's going to take for us to actually end the pandemic." CNN medical contributor Dr. Leana Wen

Eff you, rando gov't official. My body, my choice!

Posted by: pookysgirl, definitely feeling Scotch-Irish tonight at July 11, 2021 10:14 PM (XKZwp)

151
Behold literal Covid fear porn, and shark-jumping fear porn at that, from the Australian govt:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/
news/article-9777141

Australia is going into lockdown again, arresting people for gathering in too large a number and violated the stay at home orders. All because of the Delta variant, or whatever the latest is, the Epsilon Psi Omega variant or whatever.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 11, 2021 10:15 PM (Mzdiz)

152 89 You know who made the trains run on time?
Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 11, 2021 09:54 PM (DMUuz)


Thomas the Tank Engine?
Posted by: Doof at July 11, 2021 09:56 PM (mZUr4)

Gomez Addams.

Posted by: Bete at July 11, 2021 10:16 PM (Ojki1)

153 140 Javens - glad your cardioversion worked and your wife is patched up.
I've been able to avoid the pacemaker route so far. I am wearing a tracking monitoring device for a few days yet. We'll see what the heart Dr wants to do next visit.

Thanks. She was in full atrial fibrillation and I only in atrial flutter. So the shock worked on me.

Posted by: Javems at July 11, 2021 10:16 PM (tPOoy)

154 94 I'm hearing the usual womanly lament: "people of wiener don't do enough house-cleaning chores." I got started protesting this, and she said " when we get a house with a yard, you and H are going to chop down a couple spots in the tall grass to sleep in, and I might let you in for a shower once a week if you animals are lucky!"

Now I can't stop laughing.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice


But do you put the toilet seat down?

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 11, 2021 10:16 PM (+lVUW)

155 Amazing things are being done by cardiac docs now. I've had a cardioversion, cardiac ablation, a pacemaker and a Watchman device implanted. I am able to do whatever I want to do. Without all that, I'd be sitting in a chair all day.

Posted by: Weasel at July 11, 2021 10:16 PM (MVjcR)

156 The Girl From Sunday was at the jam tonight. What a great time we had together. Lots of laughing and dancing and cutting up.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. (HaL55) at July 11, 2021 10:16 PM (HaL55)

157 A thing to look up. I'm not sure how to share these links here, but its interesting to lookup.
what should you do when federal agents arrive at your door with questions-about-your-personal-health-decisions/

Posted by: COMountainMarie at July 11, 2021 10:17 PM (wAcdS)

158 They scatter shot the text. They don't know whether you got the shot or not but now they have a good idea and that the phone number is live.

Half of the scammers are just trying to find out if it's a live phone number or email address. They can sell that information if they have enough of them to other marketers.

No matter what you do (except ignore) they get some information data that they can sell. And even an ignored email tells them that the address is real unless it comes back as undeliverable.

These are people who deal in fractions of a penny per data item thus they have to garner billions of bits of data to make any money. The phone companies could stop this but they make money off of it.

Posted by: jakee308 at July 11, 2021 10:17 PM (wb4G5)

159 155 Amazing things are being done by cardiac docs now. I've had a cardioversion, cardiac ablation, a pacemaker and a Watchman device implanted. I am able to do whatever I want to do. Without all that, I'd be sitting in a chair all day.


Weasel that is great to hear! So glad for you.

Also I love stories like this b/c we are just getting used to the whole thing. it was an emergent situation and very scary (bradycardia).

Posted by: BlackOrchid at July 11, 2021 10:17 PM (j9HX3)

160 Fun Fact: Diaz-Canal means Ceausescu in Spanish.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at July 11, 2021 10:17 PM (VxC1e)

161 >>>131. The action should increase once all the trans wimmens start taking over the key positions.


Yay dunking

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 11, 2021 10:18 PM (aA3+G)

162 Has anyone else gotten a bunch of spam calls from Auburn, NY? (315) area code. I got 6 in 2 hours. Didn't even bother to leave messages. (Spam messages often provide the only source of mirth in my diet.)

Posted by: SFGoth at July 11, 2021 10:18 PM (KAi1n)

163 102 In other news, CNN medical correspondent Leanna Wen approved of yellow stars being sewn onto the clothing of people who decided not to get the vaccine.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm)



Or make them ring a bell and yell "unclean" as they walk around in public.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 11, 2021 10:18 PM (+lVUW)

164 Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. (HaL55) at July 11, 2021 10:16 PM (HaL55)

Dude, sounds like you are on a roll, good luck!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Your Fearless Leaders Have, and Deserve, Special Privileges! at July 11, 2021 10:18 PM (hOUT3)

165 As in Iran, the MSM is quick to point out that the demonstrations are about discrete little problems! Food prices or gas shortages... or something. NEVER about the odious regime itself.

See, they're shouting "Freedom!" because they're... confused.
Posted by: mnw at July 11, 2021 10:14 PM (Cssks)

I like that the reduce 'Freedom' to an 'anti-government' slogan. When your government considers 'Freedom!' to be anti-government, maybe you should take pause?

Nah, fuck them, throw them in prison!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 11, 2021 10:19 PM (csEWM)

166 Or make them ring a bell and yell "unclean" as they walk around in public.
Posted by: nerdygirl at July 11, 2021 10:18 PM (+lVUW)



Whatever happened to the traditional scarlet letter on the forehead anyway?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at July 11, 2021 10:19 PM (VxC1e)

167 If I'm not getting the jab, what's my best course of action to stockpile my own treatment?

HCQ or Ivermectin, where to get?

Posted by: Jean at July 11, 2021 10:19 PM (Xih1H)

168 Fun Fact: Diaz-Canal means Ceausescu in Spanish.
Posted by: Cicero

Christmas in July?

Posted by: Norfolk Bug at July 11, 2021 10:19 PM (QzkSJ)

169 But, by Grapthar's Hammer, I live to tell the tale.
Posted by: mindful webworker
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Such falls occur in an eyeblink. One pretty much discovers that it has happened with -zero- time to react in anyway.

I too have thought about the girl recovering from the skateboard oopsie. My sole consoling thought is that surely she's A: young, and B: A practiced gymnast.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 11, 2021 10:19 PM (1vynn)

170
Also I love stories like this b/c we are just getting used to the whole thing. it was an emergent situation and very scary (bradycardia).
Posted by: BlackOrchid at July 11, 2021 10:17 PM (j9HX3)
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It's a little scary and I was kind of pissed off at the whole thing at first, but it really is miraculous. Please feel free to contact me at the GT address if you would like to discuss!

Posted by: Weasel at July 11, 2021 10:19 PM (MVjcR)

171 This is the face of CPAC 2021

TODAY WE WILL DEFEAT THE RADICAL LEFT,
THE SOCIALIST, MARXISTS, AND THE CRITICAL RACE THEORISTS.
WHOEVER THOUGHT OF EVEN USING THAT TERM.

WE WILL SECURE OUR BORDERS,
WE WILL STOP LEFT-WING CANCEL CULTURE,
WE WILL RESTORE FREE SPEECH AND FAIR ELECTIONS, AND
WE WILL MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.
_President Donald J. Trump

-caps are his

Posted by: Braenyard at July 11, 2021 10:20 PM (469jd)

172 Whatever happened to the traditional scarlet letter on the forehead anyway?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at July 11, 2021 10:19 PM (VxC1e)

went digital

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah (sJHOI) at July 11, 2021 10:21 PM (sJHOI)

173 Yay dunking
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 11, 2021 10:18 PM (aA3+G)

My grandparents on my Dad's side were big basketball fans (Indiana farm kids, what do you expect.) While they would make jokes about them being women, they would also point out that they actually played the game better usually. Defense, shooting, so forth.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 11, 2021 10:22 PM (csEWM)

174 Sure does look that way, Commissar H. I can't believe she just dropped out of the sky like she did.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. (HaL55) at July 11, 2021 10:22 PM (HaL55)

175 TODAY WE WILL DEFEAT THE RADICAL LEFT,
THE SOCIALIST, MARXISTS, AND THE CRITICAL RACE THEORISTS. WHOEVER THOUGHT OF EVEN USING THAT TERM.

WE WILL SECURE OUR BORDERS, WE WILL STOP LEFT-WING CANCEL CULTURE, WE WILL RESTORE FREE SPEECH AND FAIR ELECTIONS, AND WE WILL MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.

_President Donald J. Trump




Holy shit, man, why don't you try to limit it to 12 labors?

Posted by: Hercules at July 11, 2021 10:22 PM (VxC1e)

176 Hey, thanks for the CPAC clean up.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 11, 2021 10:23 PM (469jd)

177
81 did you guys see that the Evil Lego Set of Insurrection ... wasn't complete? it was in the box, never opened up.

so incredibly stupid
Posted by: BlackOrchid at July 11, 2021 09:55 PM (j9HX3)

----

I did see that. And I recall that news stories used an apparent file photo of a fully assembled set, without identifying it as such.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at July 11, 2021 10:23 PM (2iDSr)

178
They're going to mandate the vaccine by law soon, just as I knew they would. Pretty soon, they'll be literally putting a gun to your head. A SWAT team will show up at your door, and they will hold you down and inject you.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 11, 2021 10:23 PM (Mzdiz)

179 155 Amazing things are being done by cardiac docs now. I've had a
cardioversion, cardiac ablation, a pacemaker and a Watchman device
implanted. I am able to do whatever I want to do. Without all that, I'd
be sitting in a chair all day.

Posted by: Weasel at July 11, 2021 10:16 PM (MVjcR)

Ablation is next option for the Mrs if this doesn't work, Sounds scary. Glad to hear your ticker is working OK.

Posted by: Javems at July 11, 2021 10:23 PM (tPOoy)

180 All is well so far.
Posted by: Javems


Praying for you and your wife, and the miracles of modern medicine.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 11, 2021 10:23 PM (+lVUW)

181 "I've had a cardioversion, cardiac ablation, a pacemaker and a Watchman device implanted. I am able to do whatever I want to do. Without all that, I'd be sitting in a chair all day." Posted by: Weasel


WOW ... glad you are alive and well. My cardio plan is taking my Omega 3, doing some keto, and maybe a little fasting. But I should probably get a good doctor involved BEFORE problems arise.

Posted by: illiniwek at July 11, 2021 10:24 PM (Cus5s)

182 HCQ or Ivermectin, where to get?
Posted by: Jean at July 11, 2021 10:19 PM (Xih1H)


I heard (unsourced) that our benevolent government had bought up all the ivermectin rated for human use, but places like farm and home centers might still have horse ivermectin available!

Don't know aboout HCQ.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Your Fearless Leaders Have, and Deserve, Special Privileges! at July 11, 2021 10:24 PM (hOUT3)

183 167 Jean, look up frontline doctors organization and they may have someone local to prescribe. To persuade your own doctor, look up Eastern Virginia Medical School COVID 19 protocols.

Of the two drugs, ivermectin is probably safer for most people but both HCQ and ivermectin are widely prescribed.

Posted by: whig at July 11, 2021 10:24 PM (pO7gM)

184 HCQ or Ivermectin, where to get?
Posted by: Jean at July 11, 2021 10:19 PM (Xih1H)

Cross the border into Mexico, go to Mexican pharmacy.

Posted by: sound track to NBA game at July 11, 2021 10:24 PM (id73r)

185 They're going to mandate the vaccine by law soon,
just as I knew they would. Pretty soon, they'll be literally putting a
gun to your head. A SWAT team will show up at your door, and they will
hold you down and inject you.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 11, 2021 10:23 PM (Mzdiz)

Mark of the beast.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at July 11, 2021 10:24 PM (VwHCD)

186 Sure does look that way, Commissar H. I can't believe she just dropped out of the sky like she did.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. (HaL55) at July 11, 2021 10:22 PM (HaL55)


Karma!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Your Fearless Leaders Have, and Deserve, Special Privileges! at July 11, 2021 10:25 PM (hOUT3)

187 179 155 Amazing things are being done by cardiac docs now. I've had a
cardioversion, cardiac ablation, a pacemaker and a Watchman device
implanted. I am able to do whatever I want to do. Without all that, I'd
be sitting in a chair all day.

Posted by: Weasel at July 11, 2021 10:16 PM (MVjcR)

Ablation is next option for the Mrs if this doesn't work, Sounds scary. Glad to hear your ticker is working OK.
Posted by: Javems at July 11, 2021 10:23 PM (tPOoy)
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I mean this very sincerely - anyone having this sort of cardiac stuff done is welcome to get in touch with me, and I will be happy to discuss my experiences with you!

Posted by: Weasel at July 11, 2021 10:26 PM (MVjcR)

188 Mark of the beast.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at July 11, 2021 10:24 PM (VwHCD)


Come on, how could John have foreseen that 2000 years ago?

Oh wait...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Your Fearless Leaders Have, and Deserve, Special Privileges! at July 11, 2021 10:26 PM (hOUT3)

189 I need a cat, but those funds just...never mind, makes me too angry.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm


I always get a kick out of people who think that an elderly person who is buying cat food, is buying it for herself because she can't afford people food. Those people have never really looked at the price of cat food.

Also, my bag of dogfood was $3 more expensive today. Thank you for the inflation, Biden.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 11, 2021 10:27 PM (+lVUW)

190 According to their own numbers, the chances of contracting the virus AND dying from it is .04%.

That's 4 one hundredths of a percent.

Of course your age and health may cause that to be a larger percent.

Posted by: jakee308 at July 11, 2021 10:28 PM (wb4G5)

191 Covid fear porn:

the daughter in CA, on hearing that I would not be getting the shot, actually said "But don't you want to live to see your new grandchild?"

I had no idea how to respond to that level of indoctrination.

Posted by: Sal at July 11, 2021 10:28 PM (Uu3D6)

192 "Holy shit, man, why don't you try to limit it to 12 labors?"

I lean toward Codevilla's "criticism" of Trump's first four years. Long .. but a critique and analysis of why Trump kept appointing his (our) enemies is necessary. (yes, he had everyone against him and had to "compromise" ... but ...)

https://tinyurl.com/a28en6vh

Posted by: illiniwek at July 11, 2021 10:29 PM (Cus5s)

193 I think it can be noted that it seems that most transmission of the virus takes place in settings where large numbers of people are moving around or have moved around.

So the Gov'ts dread of gatherings may have a point.

But only if it's jammed packed.

Posted by: jakee308 at July 11, 2021 10:29 PM (wb4G5)

194

WOW ... glad you are alive and well. My cardio plan is taking my Omega 3, doing some keto, and maybe a little fasting. But I should probably get a good doctor involved BEFORE problems arise.
Posted by: illiniwek at July 11, 2021 10:24 PM (Cus5s)
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Me too! I am SO lucky. I can really do anything I want to do, and frankly don't really think about it anymore. I see my main cardiologist (I have 3) a couple of times a year and always take him a cigar. The PM is checked remotely every three months and once they got it tuned correctly, I don't know it's there.

Posted by: Weasel at July 11, 2021 10:29 PM (MVjcR)

195 133

I prefer not to identify at all. Greyman and all....

Posted by: COMountainMarie at July 11, 2021 10:30 PM (wAcdS)

196 "Even if you were vaccinated, it's none of their GD business."
It's against HIPAA for them to ask, really. Because there's no legitimate need for them to know.

Posted by: GWB at July 11, 2021 10:30 PM (IVYWX)

197 For some reason, I read the VSS Unity as the USS Vanity...

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent at July 11, 2021 10:30 PM (ZSK0i)

198 cat food - there are major shortages right now for certain kinds (mostly the tins). it really sucks actually. I should feed the little demon raw but I'm lazy.

and Weasel thank you so much for the kind offer! we are still adjusting the whole thing happened really fast

he is a marathon runner, super athletic, so the docs are STILL scratching their heads and testing the bejesus out of him - they can't accept that this just "happened." no family history nothing physical as far as they could see on many many tests. just. slow. heartbeat.

too slow. sometimes stopping.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at July 11, 2021 10:31 PM (j9HX3)

199 According to their own numbers, the chances of contracting the virus AND dying from it is .04%.

That's 4 one hundredths of a percent.

Of course your age and health may cause that to be a larger percent.
Posted by: jakee308 at July 11, 2021 10:28 PM (wb4G5)

I am big fat tubby bastage and I got the Wuhan in 2020. I have had much worse colds than that. Once in the summer while on vacation.
That was fun. (I still think bourbon is good for kicking colds)

Posted by: Pug Mahon, (x8Wzq) Unassuming Gentleman at July 11, 2021 10:31 PM (x8Wzq)

200 Posted by: BlackOrchid at July 11, 2021 10:31 PM (j9HX3)
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Please don't hesitate. I mean it!

Posted by: Weasel at July 11, 2021 10:32 PM (MVjcR)

201 It's against HIPAA for them to ask, really. Because there's no legitimate need for them to know.
Posted by: GWB at July 11, 2021 10:30 PM (IVYWX)


Arrgh! The HIPAA be more like guidelines than rules, matey!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Your Fearless Leaders Have, and Deserve, Special Privileges! at July 11, 2021 10:32 PM (hOUT3)

202 >> Come on, how could John have foreseen that 2000 years ago?

Consider the following: Imagine a man from the first century AD being given visions of the future. At least as advanced as it now, of course. Now, imagine him seeing an apocalyptic word war being fought with modern technology, and all the other technology we have today.

Imagine him trying to describe that in the language of his day. Words did not exist to describe what he was seeing.

I submit that the language of Revelation is exactly what you'd get.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 11, 2021 10:32 PM (Mzdiz)

203 "VSS Unity took off beneath the wings of a carrier aircraft known as VMS Eve"
I've always wondered how it's possible that a rocket, going straight up against gravity, is more efficient than a space plane that climbs to altitude using lift for a goodly chunk of the trip. Does anyone know of a primer on the subject?

Posted by: GWB at July 11, 2021 10:32 PM (IVYWX)

204 OK. Headed to bed now. Goodnight!!

Posted by: Weasel at July 11, 2021 10:33 PM (MVjcR)

205
Don't know aboout HCQ.
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Your Fearless Leaders Have, and Deserve, Special Privileges! at July 11, 2021 10:24 PM (hOUT3)
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Dr. Stella Emanuel is still practicing medicine in Texas.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 11, 2021 10:33 PM (469jd)

206 Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 11, 2021 10:19 PM

Whew! So glad you answered me. I thought I was going to have to change my story to severe concussion, hip replacement, broken back, and leg amputation, to get any acknowledgment.

Dragging my broken old ass to bed. Party on, Hordedudes!

Posted by: mindful webworker - tough crowd at July 11, 2021 10:34 PM (xdNUT)

207 Dr. Stella Emanuel is still practicing medicine in Texas.
Posted by: Braenyard at July 11, 2021 10:33 PM (469jd)


Thanks, I forgot about her. A most excellent resource from what I understand!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Your Fearless Leaders Have, and Deserve, Special Privileges! at July 11, 2021 10:34 PM (hOUT3)

208
For some reason, I read the VSS Unity as the USS Vanity...
Posted by: Additional Blond Agent


Six of one. Seven of nine.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 11, 2021 10:35 PM (63Dwl)

209 I recommend putting up a sign telling them to call or text and that you can't hear the door bell.

That will be my go to excuse because I can get dozens of medical workers to testify to it if needed.

Since I can't hear well I can't talk as I don't know what the subject of what is being talked about cause I can't hear.
Posted by: jakee308


Or just not answer the door. I can just pretend that they're Jehovah's Witnesses, or selling something.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 11, 2021 10:35 PM (+lVUW)

210
"Even if you were vaccinated, it's none of their GD business."

It's against HIPAA for them to ask, really. Because there's no legitimate need for them to know.


If they won't follow the law, that leaves us to do it for them by refusing their questions. If they don't like it, that's their tough shit, imo. Prolly wouldn't hurt to know the specifics of HIPPA law, either.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. (HaL55) at July 11, 2021 10:35 PM (HaL55)

211 'Night Weasel and MW.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. (HaL55) at July 11, 2021 10:36 PM (HaL55)

212 Six of one. Seven of nine.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 11, 2021 10:35 PM (63Dwl)

Tits.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 11, 2021 10:36 PM (csEWM)

213 "The PM is checked remotely every three months and once they got it tuned correctly, I don't know it's there."

my uncle had one for 25 years or so ... he died at 92 from other causes. ... was still clear minded, but I think/hear statins are not the best route, for other reasons, unless essential. (I'm on nothing so far)

Posted by: illiniwek at July 11, 2021 10:36 PM (Cus5s)

214
The HIPPA law has "emergency exceptions", BTW. If it gets in the way of fighting the emergency, the govt has no problem getting all your medical info and giving it to whomever they wish.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 11, 2021 10:36 PM (Mzdiz)

215 I submit that the language of Revelation is exactly what you'd get.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 11, 2021 10:32 PM (Mzdiz)


Some of our current technology is incomprehensible to members of this generation, so yes, John did not do too badly back in the day!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Your Fearless Leaders Have, and Deserve, Special Privileges! at July 11, 2021 10:37 PM (hOUT3)

216 I am overdue for a Dr. visit. I really do not want to be scolded by a possibly vegan doc for not getting the vax. The only shots I get are tetanus boosters if I step on a nail or something. I have never gotten the flu shot.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, (x8Wzq) Unassuming Gentleman at July 11, 2021 10:37 PM (x8Wzq)

217 "Six of one. Seven of nine.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 11, 2021 10:35 PM (63Dwl)"

Bunk!

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent at July 11, 2021 10:38 PM (ZSK0i)

218

Put a sign on your door that says:

Beware of unvaccinated dog.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 11, 2021 10:38 PM (63Dwl)

219 I read that 'they' claim HIPAA laws don't apply to this. Can't remember the reasoning.

Posted by: Shipoopi at July 11, 2021 10:38 PM (1mSXP)

220 "Basically, we want to make getting vaccinated the easy choice. That is what it's going to take for us to actually end the pandemic." CNN medical contributor Dr. Leana Wen

Actually, it's already easy. You walk into a Walgreen's and they give you a shot. If people aren't getting it, it's because they don't want to. That pesky freedom of choice.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 11, 2021 10:38 PM (+lVUW)

221 Mom I'm 9th

Well son we were never do wells as a whole

Posted by: rhennigantx sensational and impure at July 11, 2021 10:39 PM (yrol0)

222 I am either hearing fireworks outside, or shit's about to get real.

And me in my jammies and all. I'll post upda...

Posted by: Pug Mahon, (x8Wzq) Unassuming Gentleman at July 11, 2021 10:39 PM (x8Wzq)

223 Put a sign on your door that says:

Beware of unvaccinated dog.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 11, 2021 10:38 PM (63Dwl)


Per Ben Had:

My dog can get to your car in 0.02 seconds, can you?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Your Fearless Leaders Have, and Deserve, Special Privileges! at July 11, 2021 10:39 PM (hOUT3)

224 Posted by: GWB at July 11, 2021 10:32 PM (IVYWX)

It's the velocity. The space plane can only go so far. If they launch a rocket from it that rocket will still have to get to the speed to exceed the escape velocity of the earth's gravitic influence.

This was all just show. They have yet to launch a large rocket from the flying vehicle. They have launched smaller ones for satellite placement.

Escape velocity is in excess of 6k mps.

Altho technically Branson reached "Space" he did not reach an orbital velocity.

Posted by: jakee308 at July 11, 2021 10:40 PM (wb4G5)

225 That pesky freedom of choice.
Posted by: nerdygirl at July 11, 2021 10:38 PM (+lVUW)
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At my frequented Walmart there is a lady and a shot chair at the entrance and one also at the pharmacy.

They are always empty.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 11, 2021 10:40 PM (469jd)

226 That pesky freedom of choice.
Posted by: nerdygirl at July 11, 2021 10:38 PM (+lVUW)


How dare you?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Your Fearless Leaders Have, and Deserve, Special Privileges! at July 11, 2021 10:40 PM (hOUT3)

227 192 illniwek,
The problem with Codevilla is that he is an old congressional staffer that actually had a hand in writing the FISA law. You can see that by his scant mention of Congress in his screed. The problems that Trump had were with Congress and Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan did nothing to defend him nor pass his agenda for two years. McConnell stymied the appointments and Ryan sat on his ass.

The truth is that the center of corruption in the Senate is the Senate Intel committee and House Intel committee. The Senate Committee in particular is Codevilla's old stomping grounds working for Patrick Moynihan. About only Nunes comes out of the last four years looking like a good guy and Ryan personally allowed the fake ethics hit on Nunes to get him out the way during the Russia Russia coup attempt.

Posted by: whig at July 11, 2021 10:41 PM (pO7gM)

228 "Six of one. Seven of nine."

If Jack and Jeri Ryan never split, or that judge in LA never relented to the pressure of a bunch of dem zealots and made their divorce papers public when Barack Hussein ran against him for state senate in Illinois our country for sure would not be in the mess we're in today.

Posted by: Rex B at July 11, 2021 10:41 PM (FjBe0)

229 he is a marathon runner, super athletic, so the docs are STILL scratching their heads

Posted by: BlackOrchid at July 11, 2021 10:31 PM (j9HX3)


We had a young man (freshman, when I was a junior, iirc) at the Air Force Academy drop during intramurals one day, he didn't even make it off the courts. He had a hole in his heart. The sort of thing that should disqualify you from getting in.

But, the docs figured he was in such good health that no one would ever notice something like that until it, one day, just took him down. We have this misapprehension that people in "really good health" don't have anything wrong inside, when, really, they might be healthy enough it doesn't matter.

And, I'm glad to hear everyone is doing alright.

Posted by: GWB at July 11, 2021 10:42 PM (IVYWX)

230 HCQ or Ivermectin, where to get?
Posted by: Jean at July 11, 2021 10:19 PM (Xih1H)

Cross the border into Mexico, go to Mexican pharmacy.
Posted by: sound track to NBA game


Quercetin works about as well as HCQ (as an ionophore transport of Zinc into infected cells) and can be bought over the counter, online, a lot of places.

Ivermectin can be purchased (veterinary grade) at a lot of rural stores (ie, Rural King), and Ann Barnhardt has a page on her website with directions on how to use it versus your body weight.
It's almost guerrilla medicine now.

Also, you can look up America's Frontline Doctors, and for $90 and a telemedicine visit, they can and will write prescriptions for you for either. At least, for now.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative.....Psycho killer at July 11, 2021 10:42 PM (tjZg/)

231 My dog can get to your car in 0.02 seconds, can you?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar
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Saw one of those on a gate. The dog imprint image was a dobie.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 11, 2021 10:43 PM (469jd)

232
Yes, this was a mere suborbital flight. It reach "space" per some definition of it, but it basically just recreated Alan Shepard and Gus Grissom's first two Mercury flights back in 1961.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 11, 2021 10:43 PM (Mzdiz)

233 If Jack and Jeri Ryan never split, or that judge in LA never relented to the pressure of a bunch of dem zealots and made their divorce papers public when Barack Hussein ran against him for state senate in Illinois our country for sure would not be in the mess we're in today.


hell I still blame Ditka

Posted by: BlackOrchid at July 11, 2021 10:43 PM (j9HX3)

234 This is why those lawsuits were/are so important. We need to assert that the gov't cannot violate our rights over some gov't defined emergency.

yet the courts didn't do a very good job.

This is probably going to take rebellion. I'm so surprised. I always thought out rebellion would have other causes but then that's the way it goes; things never go how you think they are cause if they did, you'd be able to stop them.

Posted by: jakee308 at July 11, 2021 10:44 PM (wb4G5)

235 >>>Fencing Around US Capitol Removed Six Months After Jan. 6 Breach


Soon.

Posted by: Republican Pouncers at July 11, 2021 10:45 PM (KnJdm)

236 Altho technically Branson reached "Space" he did not reach an orbital velocity.
Posted by: jakee308 at July 11, 2021 10:40 PM (wb4G5)


Aha. That makes sense, to a point.

Posted by: GWB at July 11, 2021 10:45 PM (IVYWX)

237 Took second pneumonia and shingles shots, arm hurt a week! Blood test last week and still have "tracks" needle bite mark inside of elbow!

Posted by: Getting the banned back together in socal at July 11, 2021 10:46 PM (R6K9J)

238 I am big fat tubby bastage and I got the Wuhan in 2020. I have had much worse colds than that. Once in the summer while on vacation.
That was fun. (I still think bourbon is good for kicking colds)
Posted by: Pug Mahon
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A very good friend, who is 72, and went through open heart surgery 6 mos. previous, weathered the bug without any problems. Sick, but not even bedridden. 4 neighbors who had it merely toughed it out, not bedridden.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 11, 2021 10:46 PM (ELgVT)

239 Jean - I buy my Ivermectin at the local Tractor Supply store. (Horse dewormer) The apple flavor isn't too bad.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 11, 2021 10:46 PM (mD/uy)

240 >>>>> Fun Fact: Diaz-Canal means Ceausescu in Spanish.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43)


Why do you tease me like taht?

Posted by: Kindltot at July 11, 2021 10:46 PM (DmE3F)

241 To continue, Congress is indeed the Keystone to the Washington establishment and has always been subject to grifters, easy money, and corruption even during the Revolutionary days. Look up the Conway Cabal and the plot to replace George Washington for example and you will see a number of 'big' Revolutionary names that were at least peripherally involved.

Right now, many of the bad laws created are written for Congress by interest groups and those writing the laws are former staffers. Other interest groups focus on manipulating the budgetary process which has basically broken down with impenetrable budgets and opaque appropriation riders contained in massive omnibus bills. Corporations definitely play both sides to get what they want by paying for it and that is the core of the uniparty in Congress.

Posted by: whig at July 11, 2021 10:47 PM (pO7gM)

242 it basically just recreated Alan Shepard and Gus Grissom's first two Mercury flights back in 1961.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 11, 2021 10:43 PM (Mzdiz)


Yes, but it did it without the gov't spending billions.
Still, I won't be happy until we're building manned rockets in our backyard, a la Heinlein's juveniles.

Posted by: GWB at July 11, 2021 10:48 PM (IVYWX)

243 If Jack and Jeri Ryan never split, or that judge in LA never relented to the pressure of a bunch of dem zealots and made their divorce papers public when Barack Hussein ran against him for state senate in Illinois our country for sure would not be in the mess we're in today.
Posted by: R



if she would have shut her fat mouth and quit bitching about her husband enjoying watching her have sex at clubs with other then no obamas.

bitch.

not as if she would not have had a gangbang for a good bit in a movie.

Posted by: confederatefifth at July 11, 2021 10:48 PM (jd3OK)

244 This is actually quite clever of them. Theoretically they can make a one stop deal by having a cop or a Doctor along. In most states the police or a doctor can have someone confined for 72 hours if in their opinion the person is exhibiting signs of mental disturbance that could lead to them harming themselves or someone else.

Then they break in and if you have any other "problematic" things in your dwelling they can seize those and keep you in jail longer.

They also have outwitted us in the police area by sending the Capitol Police out into the country. the Capitol police is Nancy's own private army. They are not governed by any state or local laws only Congress thus they can do a lot of damage with no one ready or able to push back on them.

And finally, I always thought the ammo buildup during Obama was weird but what if it was a stockpile that could be shared between departments? And also they reduced the available stock pile for citizens to have thus the shortages now.

Posted by: jakee308 at July 11, 2021 10:48 PM (wb4G5)

245 There shouldn't be a problem getting the proper medication to stop the cytokine storm.

Now that they understand what it is there are several medications that work equally as well.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 11, 2021 10:48 PM (469jd)

246 Still, I won't be happy until we're building manned rockets in our backyard, a la Heinlein's juveniles.
Posted by: GWB

You'd better have a Muslim outreach program or you'll hear about it from us.
-- NASA functionaries that have lost sight of their core mission.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 11, 2021 10:49 PM (mD/uy)

247 "About only Nunes comes out of the last four years looking like a good guy and Ryan personally allowed the fake ethics hit on Nunes to get him out the way during the Russia Russia coup attempt." Posted by: whig

thanks ... idk anything about Codevilla ... I DO think Trump was up against an army, BUT especially with Fauci ... he put the worst guys in charge so often. Hard to see behind the scenes ... but I don't think Trump was ready to go down like a Washington or other founders. ... not that many of us really are, but too often the promises (scripts written by others) were above what Trump did (keeping Jarvanka too much in charge?)


Even viewing Codevilla as a GOPe type antagonist, I think there are valid points presented. But the DeepState is vast and wide, holding power in multiple layers, that only revealed themselves after getting their appointments. ... we are in a tough spot, for sure. Trump still has the support of "deplorables".

Posted by: illiniwek at July 11, 2021 10:50 PM (Cus5s)

248 Posted by: confederatefifth at July 11, 2021 10:48 PM (jd3OK)

Let's not blame a citizens use of the law for the violation of the laws and ethics that Obama and his ilk did.

The fault is solely Obama's and not some whiny bitch who was useful in that one instance.

Posted by: jakee308 at July 11, 2021 10:52 PM (wb4G5)

249 216

Same here Pug. I will not submit to the jab. In fact, I haven't had a vaccine since I was a kid. I guess except tetanus, and I can't remember the last time for that...

Posted by: COMountainMarie at July 11, 2021 10:52 PM (wAcdS)

250 the law for the violation of the laws and ethics that Obama and his ilk did.

The fault is solely Obama's and not some whiny bitch who was useful in that one instance.
Posted by: jakee308


there is enough blame for both.

Posted by: confederatefifth at July 11, 2021 10:53 PM (jd3OK)

251 You'd better have a Muslim outreach program


Hey! We can build cheap V1 Kirschkern for pali pilots guidance!

Posted by: Those Pesky Palis at July 11, 2021 10:53 PM (JB4xh)

252 234 Jakee308,
The reason that the lawsuits did not do a very good job reining in the Covid regulations was that federal courts have deferred to expert agencies since Chevron v. NRDC decision in regards to their expertise (also see Vermont Yankee case). So the default of the fed courts is to trust the agency over the plaintiffs if the matter is technical.

State restrictions generally required state legal challenges and so the success varied according to state laws. Many of the states have quite draconian public health laws that delegated decision making to public health authorities and executive officials. These were left over from epidemics in the 1800's and 1900's before modern health care and the modern interconnected world.

Posted by: whig at July 11, 2021 10:53 PM (pO7gM)

253 You'd better have a Muslim outreach program


more of a reacharound

Posted by: confederatefifth at July 11, 2021 10:53 PM (jd3OK)

254 12 My F5 key will never be the same!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar - Your Fearless Leaders Have, and Deserve, Special Privileges! at July 11, 2021 09:34 PM (hOUT3)


Hrothgar has been beating his key like it owes him money.

Posted by: GnuBreed (FoYaR) at July 11, 2021 10:53 PM (F0YaR)

255 >>>>>I've always wondered how it's possible that a rocket, going straight up against gravity, is more efficient than a space plane that climbs to altitude using lift for a goodly chunk of the trip. Does anyone know of a primer on the subject?
Posted by: GWB at July 11, 2021

Willy Ley, Rockets missiles and outerspace.

A rocket takes huge amounts of fuel to break inertia and get up a mile. Using a plane or a balloon makes sense

Posted by: Kindltot at July 11, 2021 10:54 PM (DmE3F)

256 I've always wondered how it's possible that a rocket, going straight up against gravity, is more efficient than a space plane that climbs to altitude using lift for a goodly chunk of the trip. Does anyone know of a primer on the subject?
Posted by: GWB


it just is

Posted by: confederatefifth at July 11, 2021 10:55 PM (jd3OK)

257 the law for the violation of the laws and ethics that Obama and his ilk did.

The fault is solely Obama's and not some whiny bitch who was useful in that one instance.
Posted by: jakee308


there is enough blame for both

And the judge, or even the lot of judges caving to public pressure.

Posted by: Rex B at July 11, 2021 10:55 PM (FjBe0)

258 Project ORION.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 11, 2021 10:55 PM (csEWM)

259 Chu try force jabby me getty downright stabby!!

Posted by: Getting the banned back together in socal at July 11, 2021 10:55 PM (JB4xh)

260 OK Hordelings, I'm unsurprisingly tired after this evening's festivities. It's bedtime for Bonzo. Y'all don't burn the place down, 'k?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. (HaL55) at July 11, 2021 10:56 PM (HaL55)

261 there is enough blame for both

And the judge, or even the lot of judges caving to public pressure.
Posted by: Rex B at July 11, 2021 10:55 PM (FjBe0)

The fault lies with the Judge and Obama.

Ryan was an idiot, but he should have been safe within the law.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 11, 2021 10:56 PM (csEWM)

262 Project ORION.

Launched from Minneapolis.

Posted by: Getting the banned back together in socal at July 11, 2021 10:57 PM (JB4xh)

263 Night BB.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 11, 2021 10:57 PM (csEWM)

264
But do you put the toilet seat down?
Posted by: nerdygirl at July 11, 2021 10:16 PM (+lVUW)

___________

Not only the seat but also the lid. So there.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 11, 2021 10:57 PM (mht8P)

265 262 Project ORION.

Launched from Minneapolis.
Posted by: Getting the banned back together in socal at July 11, 2021 10:57 PM (JB4xh)

Detroit. Would anyone notice?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 11, 2021 10:57 PM (csEWM)

266 EVERYONE HERE TODAY AND EVERY CONSERVATIVE ALL ACROSS OUR LAND NEEDS TO DECIDE RIGHT NOW THAT TOGETHER WE WILL SAVE THIS COUNTRY.

WE MUST DECIDE THAT WE WILL NOT STOP, WE WILL NOT REST UNTIL OUR AMERICAN HERITAGE OF FREEDOM, LIBERTY AND JUSTICE IS ONCE AGAIN SAFE AND ONCE AGAIN SECURE. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] WE OWE OUR COUNTRY NOTHING LESS THAN THAT.

OUR GLORIOUS AMERICAN INHERITANCE WAS PASSED DOWN TO US BY GENERATIONS OF AMERICAN PATRIOTS WHO GAVE EVERYTHING THEY HAD -- THEIR SWEAT, THEIR BLOOD TO BUILD AMERICA INTO THE GREATEST NATION IN THE WORLD, AND WE WILL NOT LET IT BE TAKEN AWAY FROM US BY A SMALL GROUP OF RADICAL LEFT MARXIST MANIACS.

WE ARE NOT GOING TO LET IT HAPPEN. WE WILL PROTECT AND DEFEND OUR CHERISHED AMERICAN LEGACY OF FREEDOM FOR OUR LIVES, FOR OUR CHILDREN, AND FOR EVERY FUTURE GENERATION. MY FELLOW AMERICANS, OUR MOVEMENT IS THE GREATEST IN AMERICAN HISTORY, AND IT HAS JUST BEGUN.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 11, 2021 10:57 PM (469jd)

267 WITH YOUR HELP, YOUR DEVOTION, YOUR BRILLIANCE, AND YOUR DRIVE, WE WILL CARRY FORWARD THE TORCH OF AMERICAN LIBERTY.

WE WILL LEAD THE CONSERVATIVE MOVEMENT AND THE REPUBLICAN PARTY BACK TO VICTORY, AND IT WILL BE A GREATER VICTORY THAN THIS PARTY HAS EVER HAD.

WE WILL TAKE BACK THE HOUSE. WE WILL TAKE BACK THE SENATE. AND THEN AFTER WITNESSING ALL THAT HAS GONE WRONG IN OUR COUNTRY IN SUCH A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME, WITH OUR BORDERS, WITH OUR ECONOMY, WITH PRIME, WE WILL TAKE BACK THAT -- WITH OUR ECONOMY, WITH CRIME, WE WILL TAKE BACK THAT GLORIOUS WHITE HOUSE THAT SITS MAJESTICALLY IN OUR NATION'S CAPITOL.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 11, 2021 10:58 PM (469jd)

268 But do you put the toilet seat down?
Posted by: nerdygirl at July 11, 2021 10:16 PM (+lVUW)

___________

Not only the seat but also the lid. So there.
Posted by: H


you should wait until after you use it

Posted by: confederatefifth at July 11, 2021 10:58 PM (jd3OK)

269 >> I've always wondered how it's possible that a rocket, going straight up against gravity, is more efficient than a space plane that climbs to altitude using lift for a goodly chunk of the trip.

It's not more efficient. In fact a rocket is a pretty inefficient way to do it. It's just that a rocket is a much *easier* and simpler way to get something into orbit.

The holy grail has always been a "space plane" or something close to it, or even a reusable launch vehicle that could take a payload up to orbit, then return, undamaged, ready to make another run.

That is a very difficult engineering challenge. They are working on it now, and I hope they succeed.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 11, 2021 11:00 PM (Mzdiz)

270 247 illiniwek, Codevilla is an old style Democrat probably similar to Flynn where the modern party left them. Codevilla to his credit is well read, knows his history, and actually participated actively in our government before becoming a professor of foreign policy.

That being said, today's Congress bears as much resemblance to the 1970's era Congress as the government of Venezuela compared with those same eras. The average back benchers in both parties have little input today, the leadership puts together the legislative packages and cuts deals with interest groups, committee chairs are picked to go along, not be the independent mandarins like the 60's, and basically the rank and file are pretty faces designed to market the interest group written legislation, not to think on their own. The leadership of both parties are the managers and they control the access to interest group funding and pac money as well as provide marketing and campaign messaging.

The few congress critters that are independent in voice and voting raise their own money or are in tune with their constituents so they are unbeatable: e.g. Rand Paul, AOC, MTG. Most Congress critters go with the flow.

Posted by: whig at July 11, 2021 11:00 PM (pO7gM)

271 I don't think that they, the Government, will get to forcible vaccinations. It'll be even more insidious; denial of medical treatment, loss of employment, denial of earned benefits, etc. My company just went through a "succession planning" exercise for key positions, a portent of what they intend. It's coming, and these quaint little neighborhood STASI visits are simply the intelligence gathering phase.

Posted by: ErikInTexas at July 11, 2021 11:00 PM (tfpw4)

272 Dad was sick last weekend. Possibly food poisoning, he couldn't keep anything down Friday, or Sunday. Since he couldn't keep anything down I didn't tell him to take any ivermectin paste, but I took 2 doses 48 hrs apart following the FCCC exposed protocol.

I did hand dad, the bottle of Quecertin sp? and he has been coughing a lot less, he is still taking it. He's been hacking all year, suspected allergies since chronic, but the cough was very bad last weekend. So I'll buy more Quecertin, for as long as it keeps that cough in check.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply Irredeemable at July 11, 2021 11:01 PM (Aashi)

273 Since I live alone, I tend to keep a personal defense tool nearby at all times. I hope I don't have to deploy it due to 'covid visits'....

Posted by: COMountainMarie at July 11, 2021 11:01 PM (wAcdS)

274 That's the ticket. Raise their own money and not be beholden to the McConnell's and McCarthy's.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 11, 2021 11:03 PM (469jd)

275 Using a plane or a balloon makes sense

Don't know if even Acme makes a balloon big enough to tow a rocket up to launchy heights.
Richie Rich's lash up looked like a Luft46 nightmare.

Posted by: Getting the banned back together in socal at July 11, 2021 11:03 PM (hN/JE)

276 271 ErikinTexas,
That might be the plan but the rising number of serious medical problems from the vaccinations might get the companies and organizations trying to mandate this on the hook for workmen's comp and wrongful death lawsuits. As usual, we will see this fought out in the courts. The Covid overreaction has already hurt public health's reputation with a large chunk of the population which is going to affect their ability to move public opinion going forward.

Posted by: whig at July 11, 2021 11:05 PM (pO7gM)

277 They aren't going to do a door to door survey.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 11, 2021 11:06 PM (469jd)

278 274 Ron Paul passed that on to his son. A bunch of small donors nationwide is better than relying on the party SOB's and interest groups if you want to be your own man in Congress. Otherwise, you are just a rental for interest groups and an employee for leadership. MTG being ostracized along with the few other Republicans that objected to the electoral count might find it a blessing to be rid of the corporate chamber creeps and if smart will take over their own campaign financing duties.

Posted by: whig at July 11, 2021 11:08 PM (pO7gM)

279
We do think of rockets as going "straight up", 'cause that's what it looks like when they launch. But that's only to get high enough initially. You want to get up high where the air is thinner and then you want to pile on *tangential velocity*.

The goal of an orbit, the simplest type (and more complex types are desirable, but we won't worry with that) is to get up to a circular orbit at some height.

Now, in that circular orbit, your radial velocity is zero, and your tangential velocity is orbital velocity at that height. Which is about 17,500 mph at 100 miles height.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 11, 2021 11:08 PM (Mzdiz)

280 There was a program to get sounding Rockets higher using what was called rockoons, suspending Rockets from weather balloons. It was considered a slow way to launch

Posted by: Kindltot at July 11, 2021 11:09 PM (DmE3F)

281 "Most Congress critters go with the flow." whig


yes ... Trump used the bully pulpit, but I'm not convinced he took all the bold action he could have taken ... and listened to too much bad council (if he did not also have his family openly threatened, which is surely feasible, as they did to Flynn).

Ann Coulter gets a lot of flak for her attacks on him (even though she supported him for reelection) ... I think she had a point in trying to get him to be more aggressive early on. But he did take many actions, did reveal their evil .. maybe that was all that was possible, idk.

Posted by: illiniwek at July 11, 2021 11:09 PM (Cus5s)

282 Branson built Hitler's New York Bomber!!

The Sänger Amerika Bomber (or Orbital Bomber, Antipodal Bomber or Atmosphere Skipper)

http://www.luft46.com/misc/sanger.html

Posted by: Getting the banned back together in socal at July 11, 2021 11:10 PM (hN/JE)

283 Holy Shit. Me, Dad, GF, and her teens have been watching Cobra Kai the last 2 nights after my kids go to bed until 3-4am. How did I never know about this near perfect show? And why is Johnny an underrated comedic actor?
I miss the 80's bros. Too many good memories watching action movies with dad and my friends... not to mention the music and Conan and surprise boobs.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 11, 2021 11:11 PM (0vnbg)

284 what was called rockoons

Space Racists!!

Posted by: Getting the banned back together in socal at July 11, 2021 11:12 PM (hN/JE)

285 244 jakee308, This term, Scotus trimmed back the welfare check rationale aka community caretaking for entering a person's home without a warrant. Case involved a weapons seizure after police tricked the wife into consenting to the search and seizure. Case is Caniglia v. Strom.

Posted by: whig at July 11, 2021 11:13 PM (pO7gM)

286 ..I've always wondered how it's possible that a rocket, going straight up against gravity, is more efficient than a space plane that climbs to altitude using lift for a goodly chunk of the trip. Does anyone know of a primer on the subject? Posted by: GWB ~it just is
Posted by: confederatefifth at July 11, 2021 10:55 PM (jd3OK)


Take the Saturn V Lunar Mission Stack, and let's eliminate the first stage with it's five insanely powerful F-1 engines. You'd still have to get the 2nd & 3rd stages, topped by the Service and Command Modules, aloft. Not an airplane made nor envisioned can lift the weight of such fully fueled stages. So, buncha balloons, blimps or zepplins? Gonna have to get it all up to altitude, and properly oriented before pressing the Loud Button. And if the "stack" isn't aligned as designed? Thrust is gonna tear it apart if it's not initially pointing "UP". It'll be able to lay down to an orbital orientation as it climbs up out of the atmosphere, but not at first. Rockets work because physics eliminates most other options.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 11, 2021 11:13 PM (QzJWU)

287 283 Holy Shit. Me, Dad, GF, and her teens have been watching Cobra Kai the last 2 nights after my kids go to bed until 3-4am. How did I never know about this near perfect show? And why is Johnny an underrated comedic actor?
I miss the 80's bros. Too many good memories watching action movies with dad and my friends... not to mention the music and Conan and surprise boobs.
Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 11, 2021 11:11 PM (0vnbg)

It is pretty good. Got a bit too teen angsty in season 2, but I have heard season 3 rights the ship quite a bit.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 11, 2021 11:14 PM (csEWM)

288
So your goal in the guidance control of a rocket is to get the payload up to say 100 miles, with zero radial velocity and the necessary tangential velocity.

Some of the Apollo enthusiasts wrote a program in BASIC years ago I remember that allowed you to play the guidance system of the Saturn V and adjust pitch and the other variables to get the Apollo-S-IVB in orbit.

You're gonna be staging, which changes things dramatically. At first, you go nearly vertical to gain altitude. Then you lay over. Pitching down. You need to gain tangential velocity.

Near the last portion of the first state, the Saturn V was nearly horizontal. First stage tanks were nearly empty, and that was the sweet spot to pour on the horizontal delta-V.

Then, boom, you stage. You have to pitch up quickly when the lower thrust second stage engines take over to maintain vertical acceleration.

If you do it right, you reach orbital altitude with zero radial velocity and perfect tangential velocity.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 11, 2021 11:15 PM (Mzdiz)

289 281 Trump's attempts to get a wall and change immigration laws were adamantly refused even with the potential Dreamer's deal thrown in to compensate. This is directly from the Chamber of Commerce folks. Trump's attempt to change national security policy was stymied by his own Sec. of State, his own Nat. Sec. Council, Sec. of Defense, generals, and tremendously criticized by his own party in Congress. Note that most of his other appointees apparently kept their noses clean and ran their departments well. VA is a good example as is Agri, Dept of Labor, Transportation, etc.

Essentially Trump was left to play whack a mole with resistance inside his cabinet and even WH staff because essentially the Washington players felt that they were the ones to run the show, not the figurehead president. And they knew no better than to keep on with the Washington way, not this outsider's ridiculous ideas. That was not true of Obama or GW Bush, even Clinton to some degree. Trump faced the same problem that Reagan did but Reagan at least had a bit more support from his party on some matters.

Posted by: whig at July 11, 2021 11:20 PM (pO7gM)

290
On one of the Apollo flight transcripts, you can read John Young giving color commentary on the Saturn V guidance system getting them to orbit.

Near the latter stages of the flight, they had overshot a bit on the radial component, and Young said, "Watch it! Watch it, it's gonna pitch up". From our perspective on the ground, he meant pitch down. They rolled over upside down early in the flight for various reasons, so it looked the earth was above them.

The system had overshot the radial, but was stilling need tangential, so it pitched down to kill radial velocity a bit.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 11, 2021 11:20 PM (Mzdiz)

291 Nothing like wandering into the ONT and seeing the discussion has turned to literal rocket science, again.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - On my phone, identifiers may vary at July 11, 2021 11:21 PM (BBkBi)

292 It is pretty good. Got a bit too teen angsty in season 2, but I have heard season 3 rights the ship quite a bit.
Posted by: Aetius451AD

William Zabka steals the show.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 11, 2021 11:22 PM (0vnbg)

293 191 Covid fear porn:

the daughter in CA, on hearing that I would not be getting the shot, actually said "But don't you want to live to see your new grandchild?"

I had no idea how to respond to that level of indoctrination.
Posted by: Sal at July 11, 2021 10:28 PM (Uu3D6)


The only reason we got the jab was because DD#1 and hubby told us that we wouldn't be allowed to see the 1st grandchild (due in December) if we didn't have it.

I am still pissed about it.

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at July 11, 2021 11:22 PM (SRRAx)

294 It's worth mentioning that launches will be in the direction that the earth is spinning. 'Free' velocity.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 11, 2021 11:24 PM (1vynn)

295 William Zabka steals the show.
Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 11, 2021 11:22 PM (0vnbg)

Can you steal the show if you are the main character?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 11, 2021 11:24 PM (csEWM)

296 The only reason we got the jab was because DD#1 and hubby told us that we wouldn't be allowed to see the 1st grandchild (due in December) if we didn't have it.

I am still pissed about it.
Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at July 11, 2021 11:

I believe lieing is acceptable in this case

Posted by: will choose a nic later at July 11, 2021 11:26 PM (bTQ72)

297
Biden stole it
Trump should still be POTUS, I wonder how he feels knowing he was cheated
I will never shut up about the steal
Jan 6 was a protest and a riot not an insurrection
The FBI lead the charge on Jan 6
the virus cane from the lab in China and is marginally more deadly than the flu if you are under 70yo

Posted by: will choose a nic later at July 11, 2021 11:28 PM (bTQ72)

298 "always wondered how it's possible that a rocket, going straight up against gravity, is more efficient than a space plane that climbs to altitude using lift for a goodly chunk of the trip. Does anyone know of a primer on the subject?"


hmm, I would not even have considered that comparison. Interesting. At first glance, conservation of energy makes me think going straight up is more efficient than fighting headwinds going sideways, even though the idea of pressure gradient over the wing supplies "free lift". That lift is not really free ... every foot is paid for, PLUS the cost of the friction of the air.

Then getting past the point of air resistance, a plane's wings are dead weight, no lift provided with little atmosphere. My old high school friend, college roommate was aeronautical and astronomical engineering ... none of it rubbed of on me, so I'm just spit ballin'.

Posted by: illiniwek at July 11, 2021 11:28 PM (Cus5s)

299 150 Dr. Wen, CNN medical contributor, was president of Planned Parenthood.

And that right there speaks volumes about who's pushing mandatory injections of dangerous, experimental drugs.

Posted by: callsign claymore at July 11, 2021 11:31 PM (VPUyg)

300 IIRC, they air-dropped a few single stage, solid fueled ICBMs from the cargo bay of a C-141 Starlifter, back in the 1980s. Successful test launches.

But, that's a single stage, solid fuel (Polaris/Posiedon?) rocket. Do that with a multi-stage liquid fueled assembly, and even an Antonov AN-124 couldn't hump the load. And the engineering on a rocket stack allows mostly for only vertical loadings, which the higher and faster it goes, remain "vertical" as far as the G loading to the stack is concerned, even as it lays down, climbing and accelerating downrange.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 11, 2021 11:31 PM (QzJWU)

301 am big fat tubby bastage and I got the Wuhan in 2020. I have had much worse colds than that. Once in the summer while on vacation.
That was fun. (I still think bourbon is good for kicking colds)
Posted by: Pug Mahon
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Ive said ive had worse hangovers, which is an exaggeration, but only slightly.

Posted by: LASue at July 11, 2021 11:33 PM (Ed8Zd)

302 >>> and Conan and surprise boobs.
Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 11, 2021 11:11 PM (0vnbg)


They're called pecs girly man.

Posted by: Arnie at July 11, 2021 11:33 PM (l6b3d)

303 Dr. Wen, CNN medical contributor, was president of Planned Parenthood.

And that right there speaks volumes about who's pushing mandatory injections of dangerous, experimental drugs.
Posted by: callsign claymore at July 11, 2021 11:31 PM (VPUyg)

Good point. So now I guess were supposed to believe shes concerned about saving lives.

Sure, Jan.

Posted by: LASue at July 11, 2021 11:35 PM (Ed8Zd)

304
One thing I would love to experience -- say I had a genie in a bottle, or Holodeck technology -- would be to experience riding a Saturn V to orbit (and to the Moon, of course).

John Young, which I mentioned above. A real man, and American. Old school. Apollo 16, walked on the Moon. He died in 2018. The Right Stuff.

He flew two Geminis, 3 and 10, and two Apollos, 10 (the dress rehearsal for the Moon landing) and Apollo 16.

He also flew STS-1, the very first Space Shuttle Mission. They put him, a true veteran, in the command seat for that. He flew one later STS mission.

They used to have a "heart rate" contest, to see who was the coolest. On STS-1, John Young's heart rate during impending launch was less than some of the guys in Mission Control.

He had been there, done that, and was cool as a cucumber.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 11, 2021 11:35 PM (Mzdiz)

305 Imagine him trying to describe that in the language of his day. Words did not exist to describe what he was seeing.

I submit that the language of Revelation is exactly what you'd get.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 11, 2021 10:32 PM (Mzdiz)

I always thought that one of the most interesting images (and not worded like the kind of thing someone would just make up) was "I saw something like a Great Mountain, burning with fire, thrown into the sea, and it caused 1/3 of the sea to turn to blood." Always sounded like SMOD to me.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 11, 2021 11:36 PM (rfYv5)

306 Can you steal the show if you are the main character?
Posted by: Aetius451AD

No.
*kicks dirt*
You are right about the 2nd season so far btw.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 11, 2021 11:37 PM (tyyQc)

307 >>> and Conan and surprise boobs.
Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 11, 2021 11:11 PM (0vnbg)


They're called pecs girly man.
Posted by: Arnie

Not yours!

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 11, 2021 11:39 PM (tyyQc)

308 He had been there, done that, and was cool as a cucumber.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 11, 2021 11:35 PM (Mzdiz)

IIRC, they mentioned that Buzz Aldrin during take off for Apollo 11 was pretty damn calm.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 11, 2021 11:40 PM (csEWM)

309 whenever I want to feel a bit dirty I drink some jack daniels and go ak shopping.

dirty, dirty guns.

Posted by: confederatefifth at July 11, 2021 11:41 PM (jd3OK)

310
will biden let cuba tip?

obama did not let Iran tip

we see

Posted by: will choose a nic later at July 11, 2021 11:43 PM (bTQ72)

311 I love how they brought back Kreese btw.
Hopefully Hillary Swank doesn't make an appearance bc that movie was a mistake.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 11, 2021 11:43 PM (tyyQc)

312 dirty, dirty guns.

That's why we spend so much time cleaning them.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - On my phone, identifiers may vary at July 11, 2021 11:44 PM (BBkBi)

313 I will say, if I were pregnant, there is NO FUCKING WAY I would take an experimental drug. They don't even let pregnant women eat goddamned deli sandwiches and they expect them to take an experimental drug???

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at July 11, 2021 11:46 PM (8548M)

314 Air to Air ICBM, now that's thinking outside the box.

Posted by: klaftern at July 11, 2021 11:48 PM (r4sI4)

315 Back in the day, those Estes D engines were rad, and now they've got E's.

Posted by: SFGoth at July 11, 2021 11:49 PM (KAi1n)

316 I will say, if I were pregnant, there is NO FUCKING WAY I would take an experimental drug. They don't even let pregnant women eat goddamned deli sandwiches and they expect them to take an experimental drug???

I thought I saw where the rate of miscarriage for the vaxxed was only something like 82% (though that source could have been lying as much as the government). Surely that's not too high. I mean, it's something less than 100%.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - On my phone, identifiers may vary at July 11, 2021 11:50 PM (BBkBi)

317 313 Deli sandwiches don't advance the Great Reset agenda. Or set the precedent that people's bodies can be experimented on in violation of the Nuremberg Code.

Posted by: callsign claymore at July 11, 2021 11:50 PM (VPUyg)

318
John Young, on Apollo 10, was involved in the infamous floating turn incident.

He, as well as the other two, denied said floating turd was his.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 11, 2021 11:51 PM (Mzdiz)

319 315 +1, SFGoth. Man, they were fun.

Posted by: callsign claymore at July 11, 2021 11:52 PM (VPUyg)

320 They don't even let pregnant women eat goddamned deli sandwiches and they expect them to take an experimental drug???
Posted by: Mrs. Peel at July 11, 2021 11:46 PM (8548M)

There's the answer! Everybody who does not want the jab simply identifies as a pregnant woman. "How dare you question my identity? My pronouns are "she" and "mama".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 11, 2021 11:52 PM (dnVTi)

321 The father of rocketry, believe it or not, was not German.

Posted by: SFGoth at July 11, 2021 11:54 PM (KAi1n)

322 Urgh. Worried about several fellow congregation members who got the shots. They are not doing well at all. One has a seriously debilitating neurological issue, another looked like death warmed over when I saw him two weeks ago and couldn't make it to church today, another is running at about half of her usual vitality. Another has been dealing with a severe flare-up of her autoimmune disease ever since her shots.

So far, no one has blamed the shots, but it's very weird seeing all these dear people having so much trouble just in the last few months.

Posted by: Emmie (Hrwnm) at July 11, 2021 11:56 PM (Hrwnm)

323 Now i want a corned beef on toasted dark rye with swiss, kraut, and 1000 island.

Posted by: SFGoth at July 11, 2021 11:56 PM (KAi1n)

324 There's the answer! Everybody who does not want the jab simply identifies as a pregnant woman. "How dare you question my identity? My pronouns are "she" and "mama".

I got the belly for it.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - On my phone, identifiers may vary at July 11, 2021 11:57 PM (BBkBi)

325 The last few nights. gf has been putting my kids to bed with me and staying after I leave to sing them songs until they sleep. What does she mean by this? Is she In Estrus?

Dad told me to put a ring on it and have babies after I get her parents permission. He gave me an old family Sapphire ring surrounded by blood diamonds Saturday Night while she was with my kids.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 11, 2021 11:58 PM (0vnbg)

326
The vax is killing about 1,000 people per month per the VAERS system, Tucker has had several segments on it

Posted by: will choose a nic later at July 11, 2021 11:58 PM (bTQ72)

327 Air to Air ICBM, now that's thinking outside the box.
Posted by: klaftern

There was such a program, started in the 1950's and canceled (by McNamara) in the early 1960's called Skybolt.

Airplanes launching an ICBM. It actually worked, probably too well.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative.....Psycho killer at July 11, 2021 11:59 PM (tjZg/)

328
Hmmph. During Apollo 11 launch, Neil Armstrong's heart rate averages 110, Collins 99, and Buzz was just 88.

When they returned from the radio blackout after the first trip around the far side of the Moon, Armstrong was 106, Buzz was 70, and Collins was 66.

During the descent to the lunar surface, Neil's rate hit 150 when he took manual control. When he took his first small step from man, one giant leap for mankind, his heart rate was 125. No data on Buzz I see for those moments, but I'm sure it's out there.

From this, we can conclude that Neil was the most excited of the bunch.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 12, 2021 12:00 AM (Mzdiz)

329 And Collins stashed a bottle of hooch....

Posted by: SFGoth at July 12, 2021 12:02 AM (KAi1n)

330
Now, imagine how John would describe a nuclear detonation.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 12, 2021 12:02 AM (Mzdiz)

331 Yeah, but to out whiz-kid McNamara, use the ICBM as a Jumbo Sidewinder/Sparrow. Can't miss. Backscatter might be an issue.

Posted by: klaftern at July 12, 2021 12:03 AM (r4sI4)

332 If I have to chose which team of billionaire space douchebags to be on, I choose Team Musk.
He's done amazing real things with Space X.

Posted by: keena at July 12, 2021 12:04 AM (RiTnx)

333 326 Politicians and health officials know, or should know, the butcher's bill for the CV19 injections.

Yet they're doubling down on stampeding us into taking them.

The CDC knows that the drugs are killing and crippling kids.

Yet they're pushing "get your kid vaxxed before he goes back to school."

What does that tell you?

Posted by: callsign claymore at July 12, 2021 12:08 AM (VPUyg)

334 Well, I am tired. Going to call it a night. Be well, Horde.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 12, 2021 12:10 AM (56ACf)

335
13-yr old kid was found dead in his sleep a few days after the second mRNA shot. Jacob Clynick was the name. Michigan. CDC is "investigating". Enlarged heart, I think. It's the myocarditis thing, I'm sure.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 12, 2021 12:11 AM (Mzdiz)

336
Re the heart rate thing. Me, I'd be stroking out in V-fib or something during those moments.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 12, 2021 12:13 AM (Mzdiz)

337 326
The vax is killing about 1,000 people per month per the VAERS system, Tucker has had several segments on it
Posted by: will choose a nic later at July 11, 2021 11:58 PM (bTQ72)


I wonder how the jab death rate compares to the Covid death rate.

Posted by: Emmie (Hrwnm) at July 12, 2021 12:16 AM (Hrwnm)

338 Evening.

Continuing a thought from last night, eBay is the worst fucking thing I've ever discovered.

Night.

Posted by: Robert, as stupid as the day is long at July 12, 2021 12:16 AM (1Yy3c)

339 Yet they're pushing "get your kid vaxxed before he goes back to school."

What does that tell you?
Posted by: callsign claymore at July 12, 2021 12:08 AM (VPUyg)

The Unions are finally getting their wish for smaller classrooms?

Okay, for real this time. Night!

Posted by: Robert, goddamn fucking liar at July 12, 2021 12:19 AM (1Yy3c)

340 The CDC knows that the drugs are killing and crippling kids.



Yet they're pushing "get your kid vaxxed before he goes back to school."



What does that tell you?
China didn't kill enough of us with their bioweapon, so their servants in the federal government are doing it for them.

Posted by: Methos at July 12, 2021 12:19 AM (kOpft)

341 This is really distressing me today, considering all the suffering and death caused by withholding safe, effective, cheap Covid treatments and pushing Covid jabs. They are pushing the jabs as hard as they think they can get away with and still claim it's consensual.

Posted by: Emmie (Hrwnm) at July 12, 2021 12:19 AM (Hrwnm)

342 Now, imagine how John would describe a nuclear detonation.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 12, 2021 12:02 AM (Mzdiz)

Imagine...the surface of the sun...

It's easy if you try...

Posted by: Robert needs to stop at July 12, 2021 12:20 AM (1Yy3c)

343 Robert, is there a story you'd like to tell us about eBay?

Posted by: Emmie (Hrwnm) at July 12, 2021 12:22 AM (Hrwnm)

344 >>>323 Now i want a corned beef on toasted dark rye with swiss, kraut, and 1000 island.
Posted by: SFGoth at July 11, 2021 11:56 PM (KAi1n)

It's impossible to read that and not want a corned beef on toasted dark rye with swiss, kraut, and 1000 island.

Posted by: m at July 12, 2021 12:25 AM (Y3SPi)

345 Is she In Estrus?

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 11, 2021 11:58 PM (0vnbg)

No, because human sexuality isn't seasonal. She wants to be a mom. Marry her then pump her full of babies. Name one Robert.

Posted by: Dear Robert at July 12, 2021 12:26 AM (1Yy3c)

346 340. The biggest tell to me that we're dealing with enemy action, instead of good-intentioned error?

The war on ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine. Known, cheap, safe, effective cures for CV19.

Posted by: callsign claymore at July 12, 2021 12:26 AM (VPUyg)

347 I was waiting for DH to pick me up from work Friday, and some woman from regulatory was going out. She turned to me (nobody I know) and said "Isn't it great that we've all got the jab?"

I just stared at her.

I haven't got it, ain't gonna get it, and don't need to tell strangers about my healthcare. WTF?

Figures she'd be from regulatory. Asshat.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at July 12, 2021 12:27 AM (SDdx5)

348 Weird Al sings about ebay:

http://y2u.be/YKtlK7sn0JQ

Posted by: spindrift at July 12, 2021 12:27 AM (EA07m)

349 It's late. Good night, Horde, and have a great week.

Posted by: callsign claymore at July 12, 2021 12:27 AM (VPUyg)

350 >>At some point, these mandates by workplaces, by schools, I think it will be important to say, hey, if you want to opt-out, you have to sign these forms, get twice weekly testing. Basically, we want to make getting vaccinated the easy choice.


GO BACK TO CHINA, you psyco Commie doctor!

Posted by: Lizzy at July 12, 2021 12:27 AM (bDqIh)

351 Okay, I may have raised an eyebrow in her direction.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at July 12, 2021 12:28 AM (SDdx5)

352 The father of rocketry, believe it or not, was not German.
Posted by: SFGoth
-----

Goddard?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 12, 2021 12:28 AM (DMQdU)

353
A PP "Angel of Death", or should I say, "Follower of Moloch", speaks for Controlling Negroes Network on the 'VID?

They're not even hiding their anti-life aspirations any more.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 12, 2021 12:29 AM (+2sc/)

354 Fucking with America pays well, and there is no risk.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 12, 2021 12:29 AM (ybIRR)

355 351 Okay, I may have raised an eyebrow in her direction.
Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at July 12, 2021 12:28 AM (SDdx5


Sounds like she is incapable of imagining anyone else having a different opinion.

Posted by: Emmie (Hrwnm) at July 12, 2021 12:30 AM (Hrwnm)

356 355 351 Okay, I may have raised an eyebrow in her direction.
Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at July 12, 2021 12:28 AM (SDdx5

Sounds like she is incapable of imagining anyone else having a different opinion.
Posted by: Emmie (Hrwnm) at July 12, 2021 12:30 AM (Hrwnm)

They don't listen. They just barrel ahead being them.

Posted by: m at July 12, 2021 12:31 AM (Y3SPi)

357 I got the belly for it.
Posted by: Blanco Basura
-------

Hm. Well, I do get damned moody every now and then.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 12, 2021 12:32 AM (DMQdU)

358 The father of rocketry, believe it or not, was not German.
Posted by: SFGoth
Goddard?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 12, 2021 12:28 AM (DMQdU)


Tsiolkovsky?

That child had many fathers. Very modern.

Posted by: spindrift at July 12, 2021 12:32 AM (EA07m)

359 Hi all, nite all. Our Hist Soc just had our Ice Cream Social, first meeting since the Covid dictates.

Nice turnout and good to see some old friends. Almost no masks. I think the rain predicted for today hit us a day earlier, that worked out well.

I'm tired as hell, hitting the hay. Be well ya'll.

Posted by: Farmer at July 12, 2021 12:39 AM (55Qr6)

360
Oh, something to note, which I had forgotten. Pfizer, back in 2009, had to pay the biggest fine in history, $2.3B in the Bextra scandal. (one of the COX-2 specific NSAIDs). This was a criminal fine, essential for bribing doctors, and lying about clinical trial adverse events.

Pfizer, is of course, one of the big mRNA shot purveyors, which made billions off the federal govt.

Just keep that in mind. One of the biggest problems with this Pharam shit is that nobody actually goes to jail. It's just a YUGE multinational corp. pays some bucks for a fine, which they make up shortly thereafter.

Cost of doing business.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 12, 2021 12:44 AM (Mzdiz)

361
Why doesn't anyone go to jail for this shit? Because they're afraid that really getting serious with this shit might undermine confidence in the medical system. That is, if they really went after the liked of Pfizer and the others for the criminal shit they do, put the executives in jail, and broke up the company, well, the sheeple would lose confidence.

Same reason they let the criminals get away with all the subprime shit back during the '08 crisis.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 12, 2021 12:47 AM (Mzdiz)

362 Robert Goddard was the father of liquid fueled rocketry.

Chinese had fired centuries worth of black-powder propelled fireworks or crude rocket weapons.

Liquid Fueled was Goddard, though. Mostly, Scots ancestry.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 12, 2021 12:49 AM (QzJWU)

363
Meanwhile, in Australia:

https://twitter.com/nicola1charles/status/
1413654819898753027

They are going to deny dialysis to anyone who isn't vaccinated. That is, a death sentence to those who won't take the jag amongst that cohort.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 12, 2021 12:51 AM (Mzdiz)

364 A moment of sanity in our district.. Superintendent says skrools cant require anyone(teacher or students) to get vaccine, masks are optional.. That will of course change if the mhds burrocrats make mandates

Posted by: a dude in MI at July 12, 2021 12:52 AM (+I6Y/)

365 Joe is fine with all of this.

Posted by: klaftern at July 12, 2021 12:54 AM (r4sI4)

366 Hmmm... test... banninated?

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 12, 2021 12:55 AM (oHd/0)

367 366 Hmmm... test... banninated?
Posted by: Romeo13 at July 12, 2021 12:55 AM (oHd/0)

That was odd... two posts in a row did not post... didn't get 404 or a reject notice... just didn't post.

Then the test, which did work...

/looks confuselated

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 12, 2021 12:56 AM (oHd/0)

368 ..Then the test, which did work../looks confuselated
Posted by: Romeo13 at July 12, 2021 12:56 AM (oHd/0)


So, are you a Journalism or Education major now?

/snrk!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 12, 2021 12:59 AM (QzJWU)

369 Publius, tweet link doesn't work.

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at July 12, 2021 12:59 AM (SRRAx)

370 368 ..Then the test, which did work../looks confuselated
Posted by: Romeo13 at July 12, 2021 12:56 AM (oHd/0)

So, are you a Journalism or Education major now?
/snrk!

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at July 12, 2021 12:59 AM (QzJWU)

Jethro Bodine School of Edumacation!

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 12, 2021 01:02 AM (oHd/0)

371 Make sure spaces and line feeds are removed. Oh heck, I'll tinyurl it:

https://tinyurl.com/3ush6twk

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 12, 2021 01:03 AM (Mzdiz)

372 Hey everybody. Hey ONT.

Just read that in an interview with Deadline Hollywood, Oliver Stone came out *against* anyone being banned on Twitter and other social media, even Alex Jones and DJT.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 12, 2021 01:03 AM (L2ZTs)

373
At this point, my apologies to Alex Jones. He was right about most everything.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 12, 2021 01:05 AM (Mzdiz)

374 At this point, my apologies to Alex Jones. He was right about most everything.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 12, 2021 01:05 AM (Mzdiz))

Remember the good old days when almost EVERYONE here said Edward Snowden was a Traitor?

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 12, 2021 01:06 AM (oHd/0)

375 That Hawn guy has to be feeling pretty good today... Since that district stepped up and did the right thing, their local black-robed gangbanger will deliver a mailed-fist dickpunch to the taxpayer when he gives Hawn his big payday.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 12, 2021 01:06 AM (7Ttpp)

376 358 The father of rocketry, believe it or not, was not German.
Posted by: SFGoth
Goddard?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 12, 2021 12:28 AM (DMQdU)
-
No. Russell Markert.

Posted by: Biden's Dog at July 12, 2021 01:09 AM (gk+wH)

377
If there is ever Restoration of the Old Republic, the United States of America, as created by the now defunct Constitution, there shall be statues of Edward Snowden and Julian Assange erected in Washington, D.C.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 12, 2021 01:11 AM (Mzdiz)

378 376 358 The father of rocketry, believe it or not, was not German.
Posted by: SFGoth
Goddard?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 12, 2021 12:28 AM (DMQdU)
-
No. Russell Markert.
Posted by: Biden's Dog at July 12, 2021 01:09 AM (gk+wH)

Father of rocketry? Wo Bang... Chinese Fireworks guy.

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 12, 2021 01:11 AM (oHd/0)

379 Goodnight, beloved Horde!

Posted by: Emmie (Hrwnm) at July 12, 2021 01:18 AM (Hrwnm)

380 ..Father of rocketry? Wo Bang... Chinese Fireworks guy. Posted by: Romeo13 at July 12, 2021 01:11 AM (oHd/0)

Perfected by Ka-Boom. Yankee Cereal guy. Usually detonated in childrens' lower colon.

See: "Turbo Colon Blow" for details.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 12, 2021 01:19 AM (QzJWU)

381
Consider Julian Assange. He's not a US citizen, but an Australian subject, a subject of Her Majesty the Queen. He spills a bunch of dirt on the criminal US govt., and now they want to charge him under the Espionage Act.

Luckily, the Brits have denied extradition. But our Deep State criminals are trying their best to get him into our tender mercies. If they get him, he'll be Epsteined/McAffee'd in short order, of course.

Just exactly what did Assange do, besides expose criminal actions by the US govt?

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 12, 2021 01:28 AM (Mzdiz)

382 Robert Goddard

Posted by: SFGoth at July 12, 2021 01:30 AM (KAi1n)

383 If there is ever Restoration of the Old Republic, the United States of America, as created by the now defunct Constitution, there shall be statues of Edward Snowden and Julian Assange erected in Washington, D.C.
Posted by: publius

And until recently, I'm the only guy here who didn't want to hang them.

Posted by: SFGoth at July 12, 2021 01:31 AM (KAi1n)

384 Hello Horde

Goodnight Emmie

Thanks for the ONT MisHum

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at July 12, 2021 01:32 AM (IDhUW)

385 Tinyurl link doesn't work, either, Publius. I guess they don't want us to know about their unethical behavior Down Under.

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at July 12, 2021 01:36 AM (SRRAx)

386
The tinyurl link works for me, I just checked. I don't know what's wrong.

It's basically a tweet from an Aussie dialysis patient saying he was informed that he won't be treated anymore without a Covid vaccination. IOW, a death sentence.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 12, 2021 01:39 AM (Mzdiz)

387
And on the Market Ticker forum, someone posted about a pediatrician who sent him a certified letter informing that his children would not longer be treated because he refused the vaccine for said children.

IOW, I'm booting you from my practice, because you won't take the vaccine.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 12, 2021 01:41 AM (Mzdiz)

388 Interesting info publius.

I laugh at the idea of a door to door push for the bad because surely noone truly thinks that is a good idea.

But I know someone who was turned away from a private medical clinic bc they weren't vaxed.

I read the Harper article "who goes nazi". To me it boiled down to those who are well grounded vs those who are lacking contentment. It seems few people are content now and could easily be persuaded to go nazi.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at July 12, 2021 01:47 AM (IDhUW)

389 Looks like all 8 of the Tennessee teacher's sick bastard's supporters showed up to support the sick bastard.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 12, 2021 01:52 AM (5We2S)

390 371: w*rked for me... didn't even have to reload the page, as i usually have to do with Twatter. just took a skosh for the screen cap to become visible.
and that is utter bullshit. they're right: it's a death sentence. https://twitter.com/nicola1charles/status/
14136548198
98753027

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it. at July 12, 2021 01:53 AM (ZMdl6)

391 We all will have to make difficult choices in the near future. Divisions may come bc of those decisions, but I hope that we stay as united as possible, supporting one another even when disagreeing with one's choices.

We need to be aware of the enemy's desire to divide and conquer and resist that division when possible.I

Respect for the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Hill of rights unite us.

A belief in a Creator is also a uniting factor for many of us.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at July 12, 2021 01:59 AM (IDhUW)

392 Bill obviously.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at July 12, 2021 02:01 AM (IDhUW)

393
At this point, all I can say is the US govt is a criminal enterprise utterly devoid of any legitimacy. When in the Couse of Human Events ...

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 12, 2021 02:03 AM (Mzdiz)

394 And until recently, I'm the only guy here who didn't want to hang them.
Posted by: SFGoth at July 12, 2021 01:31 AM (KAi1n)

BS.

Posted by: flounder at July 12, 2021 02:05 AM (KnJdm)

395 We need to be aware of the enemy's desire to divide and conquer and resist that division when possible.

.....

I never had anything in common with 60% of this country other than geography.

I've no desire to maintain unity with them anymore than a Jew should have desired to unity with those that marched them off to ghettos and camps.

My unity is with God. The laws I will follow will be God's.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 12, 2021 02:07 AM (5We2S)

396
At this point, all I can say is the US govt is a criminal enterprise utterly devoid of any legitimacy.
~~~
To which I owe no allegiance, and may in fact be morally obligated to resist.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at July 12, 2021 02:07 AM (IDhUW)

397 That is what its going to take for us to actually end the pandemic.

***

Drive by post:

The "pandemic" has ended. Not even three thousand with-COVID deaths over the last two weeks in the US = ended.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - buy ammo, buy history books, and embrace Irish democracy at July 12, 2021 02:10 AM (9aYjv)

398 For example, in this community, some will choose to get the vax, some will not, some will comply on paper, some will be openly defiant.

I will not reject a friend who choses differently than I. I can only make the decision I feel is best for me and my family.

I will reject someone who acts to take away my right to make my own decisions.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at July 12, 2021 02:17 AM (IDhUW)

399 On a lighter note, what is up with the slide setup in the last picture? Parcore for toddlers?

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at July 12, 2021 02:21 AM (IDhUW)

400
My allegiance is to the Old Republic, the foundation of which is laid down by the Declaration of Independence.

I utterly reject the current usurper which claims title to that, seated in Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C is an abomination, an utter slap in the face of Geo. Washington, the sine qua non (without which, not) of the United States. It is utter sacrilege that this city of vipers and traitors bears the name of Geo. Washington, the "Greatest man in history" as his adversary, King George III, put it, when learning that Geo. Washington was going "back to the farm" after defeating the King's armies.

Ultimately, Geo. Washington turned down the crack pipe of power twice. The fact that such a city as the current Sodom of Washington, D.C. which bears his name is a crime.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 12, 2021 02:23 AM (Mzdiz)

401 Quiet night. If I get three in a row, I will be off to try to sleep.

Greetings to the late night and early morning Morons.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at July 12, 2021 02:24 AM (IDhUW)

402 I guess Wernher von Braun was the guy who went for coffee when they couldn't a launch vehicle into orbit.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at July 12, 2021 02:28 AM (qxqgM)

403 Sodom of Washington
~~~
That reminded me. Anyone here watch Tomorrow War? I have two questions. Did they use some strange fish bowl lens at times? And, more curious, did anyone find the face of the wife strange? I felt she looked like she had something akin to nanzi p going on.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at July 12, 2021 02:29 AM (IDhUW)

404 Hiya American Kestrel !

Posted by: JT at July 12, 2021 02:31 AM (arJlL)

405 Hiya JT!

Everything ducky?

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at July 12, 2021 02:33 AM (IDhUW)

406 401 Quiet night. If I get three in a row, I will be off to try to sleep.

Greetings to the late night and early morning Morons.
Posted by: AmericanKestrel at July 12, 2021 02:24 AM (IDhUW)

Stopping this set of three in a row.

Posted by: m at July 12, 2021 02:35 AM (Y3SPi)

407 Mornin', all

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at July 12, 2021 02:40 AM (oph++)

408 How is everyone?
It's Monday again

Posted by: Skip at July 12, 2021 02:49 AM (Cxk7w)

409 Tired

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at July 12, 2021 02:52 AM (oph++)

410 I think i need a day to sleep.

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at July 12, 2021 02:55 AM (oph++)

411 Hiya JT!

Everything ducky?
Posted by: AmericanKestrel

Quack-Quack !

Posted by: JT at July 12, 2021 03:02 AM (arJlL)

412 Stopping this set of three in a row.
Posted by: m

Killjoy

Posted by: JT at July 12, 2021 03:04 AM (arJlL)

413 Hiya MLii !

Posted by: JT at July 12, 2021 03:04 AM (arJlL)

414 Hiya Skip !

Posted by: JT at July 12, 2021 03:04 AM (arJlL)

415 Hey there, JT!

You think Skip will make us breakfast?

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at July 12, 2021 03:07 AM (oph++)

416 Hey everybody, MLiI is there any news??

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at July 12, 2021 03:08 AM (a4EWo)

417 Hi Debby!


Not yet!

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at July 12, 2021 03:08 AM (oph++)

418 Her doc says he won't let her go past the 17th so that'll be the day if not before

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at July 12, 2021 03:09 AM (oph++)

419 Hiya Debs !

Posted by: JT at July 12, 2021 03:09 AM (arJlL)

420 Hey there, JT!

You think Skip will make us breakfast?
Posted by: My Life is Insanity

Nah; he won't even tell us where his Little Free Library is !

Posted by: JT at July 12, 2021 03:10 AM (arJlL)

421 Hiya JT. Kestrel, Skip please feed me before I go to bed. Hubs has been up and wandering five times tonight, it gets exhausting I tell ya.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at July 12, 2021 03:10 AM (a4EWo)

422 I was having baby vibes on Saturday, but I guess the baby wasn't. Lol

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at July 12, 2021 03:10 AM (oph++)

423 Kurt Schlichter
@KurtSchlichter
You owe no loyalty to any institution or individual that obtains
or maintains power by fraud.

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it. at July 12, 2021 03:11 AM (ZMdl6)

424 Aw, Debby. Wandering. That's mom's newest obsession. What's up with that?!

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at July 12, 2021 03:12 AM (oph++)

425 MLiI, my daughter ended up going the induction route too, at any rate it won't be long until a special little person enters your life. It's a gamechanger in the most wonderful way.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at July 12, 2021 03:14 AM (a4EWo)

426 Have strawberries, thinking pancakes and putting them on top

Posted by: Skip at July 12, 2021 03:14 AM (Cxk7w)

427 po' me: i am home alone, w/o adult supervision, at least until weekend after next.

guess i'll have another drink and watch some videos, since no one is here to complain about the noise but the cats, who are in other rooms. /Cheers!

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it. at July 12, 2021 03:15 AM (ZMdl6)

428 I'm really looking forward to seeing her little face and holding a baby again.

It'll be a nice break from the insanity : D

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at July 12, 2021 03:15 AM (oph++)

429 *raises coffee mug to redc1c4

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at July 12, 2021 03:16 AM (oph++)

430 Mmm strawberries. No whipped cream today, tho.

Still watching what I eat. Stomach thing is still iffy

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at July 12, 2021 03:18 AM (oph++)

431 I have a strawberry plant in my driveway.

I've gotten more strawberries from it this year than ALL previous years combined !

Posted by: JT at July 12, 2021 03:21 AM (arJlL)

432 *raises coffee mug to redc1c4
Posted by: My Life is Insanity

ditto

Posted by: JT at July 12, 2021 03:21 AM (arJlL)

433 One of those wild strawberry plants, JT?

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at July 12, 2021 03:22 AM (oph++)

434 I've got stomach events right now too, waiting for my annual physical next month to address them though. Skip, I'll take an order of those pancakes and add my own whipped cream here at the usb port, thanks so much. Since 1973 women have been telling us that they, and only they, have the right to choose to kill their own baby. Why is having the right to refuse to take a vaccine such a radical act??

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at July 12, 2021 03:23 AM (a4EWo)

435 Vaccine mandates. It's all about control. Sadly, many are being sucked in. Get it or not. It's my decision. No one elses. Just like any other medical procedure, it's ultimately my decision.

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at July 12, 2021 03:25 AM (oph++)

436 No; although they were all over around here,

I had bought strawberry seed (they're TINY !) and had PLANNED to plant them all along my driveway, I dug a hole and the wind blew the seeds from hand into the hole, so I have a good sized strawberry plant.

Posted by: JT at July 12, 2021 03:27 AM (arJlL)

437 I know my employers won't require it, but if it comes down to the corporation that they have a franchise in requiring it to keep the franchise? I don't know what they would do. Scary stuff.

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at July 12, 2021 03:28 AM (oph++)

438 Don't have whipped cream, but that would be good

Posted by: Skip at July 12, 2021 03:28 AM (Cxk7w)

439 Sweet, JT!

Used to take the kids to pick strawberries and make jam. Kinda miss doing that

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at July 12, 2021 03:29 AM (oph++)

440 I missed this story a few days back:

"two top federal agencies said Americans don't need boosters yet and said it was not up to companies [like Pfizer] alone to decide when they might be needed"

https://tinyurl.com/ujwaymsm

Posted by: m at July 12, 2021 03:29 AM (Y3SPi)

441 I had to put chicken wire around it cause da bunnies were stealing the strawberries !

Posted by: JT at July 12, 2021 03:31 AM (arJlL)

442 My Life, How did your checkup go last week? I was praying for you.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at July 12, 2021 03:32 AM (a4EWo)

443 Silly rabbits

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at July 12, 2021 03:32 AM (oph++)

444 435 Vaccine mandates. It's all about control. Sadly, many are being sucked in. Get it or not. It's my decision. No one elses. Just like any other medical procedure, it's ultimately my decision.
Posted by: My Life is Insanity at July 12, 2021 03:25 AM (oph++)

Ultimately, yes. People are poking at all of the steps along the way to that.

Posted by: m at July 12, 2021 03:33 AM (Y3SPi)

445 Used to take the kids to pick strawberries and make jam. Kinda miss doing that

What happened ?

I bet the kids grew up, dint they ?

Unruly kids !

Posted by: JT at July 12, 2021 03:33 AM (arJlL)

446 Silly rabbits
Posted by: My Life is Insanity

I'd look at a strawberry and think "that one will be ripe tomorrow; then go out the next day and..... NO Strawberry !

Posted by: JT at July 12, 2021 03:35 AM (arJlL)

447 Kids, can't live with them, can't live without 'em.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at July 12, 2021 03:35 AM (a4EWo)

448 Debby, bone test came out kinda worse than last one. Osteopenia. Explains a lot of my bone pain! It can be reversed with diet and exercise so that's what is going to happen. No infusions of the drug, thank God.

Cancer marker #s weren't released yet. Hopefully i will know that later today.

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at July 12, 2021 03:35 AM (oph++)

449 JT a good Space station sighting if it's clear this time tomorrow

Posted by: Skip at July 12, 2021 03:36 AM (Cxk7w)

450 >>I bet the kids grew up, dint they ?

Posted by: JT

Lol! And way too fast!

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at July 12, 2021 03:36 AM (oph++)

451 No one said anything but I have a bizarre problem, my phone pocket locked itself.

Posted by: Skip at July 12, 2021 03:38 AM (Cxk7w)

452 JT a good Space station sighting if it's clear this time tomorrow
Posted by: Skip

Okay; thanks !

Posted by: JT at July 12, 2021 03:39 AM (arJlL)

453 What's a phone pocket ?

Posted by: JT at July 12, 2021 03:40 AM (arJlL)

454 Uh-oh Skip. Can you turn it off and back on to clear it? Or do the last 4 of your soc sec # work? (Or if your wife's if it's her # on the account?

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at July 12, 2021 03:42 AM (oph++)

455 So I guess I have to get a new phone

Posted by: Skip at July 12, 2021 03:42 AM (Cxk7w)

456 I tried that numerous times to turn off and restart holding buttons, it didn't work, it's still locked.

Posted by: Skip at July 12, 2021 03:44 AM (Cxk7w)

457 My question too, JT, I am such an ignoramus, good night good people, I'll hopefully see you tomorrow.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at July 12, 2021 03:44 AM (a4EWo)

458 'Night Debs !

Posted by: JT at July 12, 2021 03:45 AM (arJlL)

459 I never set a code on it, my old tablet doesn't have one. The new made me and can't turn it off.

Posted by: Skip at July 12, 2021 03:45 AM (Cxk7w)

460 Sorry, but why are we allowing any device which we pay for lock us out??

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at July 12, 2021 03:46 AM (a4EWo)

461 Gotta be a way. Is your phone linked with a major provider? Go to one of their stores?

Or there's always the sledge hammer option

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at July 12, 2021 03:47 AM (oph++)

462 Nighters. JT.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at July 12, 2021 03:47 AM (a4EWo)

463 Stupid phones. I rely on mine way too much.

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at July 12, 2021 03:49 AM (oph++)

464 Sleep well, Debby. Hope your day goes easy

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at July 12, 2021 03:50 AM (oph++)

465 And i need to head out.

Make it a good day, all

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at July 12, 2021 03:54 AM (oph++)

466 Pancakes were good

Posted by: Skip at July 12, 2021 03:54 AM (Cxk7w)

467 Have a great day, MLii !

Posted by: JT at July 12, 2021 03:55 AM (arJlL)

468 Bacon and eggs in a bit.

Posted by: JT at July 12, 2021 03:56 AM (arJlL)

469 My wife doesn't believe it could do it by itself. I told she would be amazed what it does in my pocket by itself.

Posted by: Skip at July 12, 2021 03:59 AM (Cxk7w)

470 440 Posted by: m at July 12, 2021 03:29 AM (Y3SPi)

"But I carried you 3/4s of the way across the river and gave you an election you would not have won otherwise why did you sting me in the back we're drowning now?" asked Pfizer...

and the donkey civil service said "that is my nature"

Posted by: sven at July 12, 2021 04:04 AM (Lzpvj)

471 Hot and humidity all week through Saturday.

Posted by: Skip at July 12, 2021 04:06 AM (Cxk7w)

472 Pixy is up
Nood

Posted by: Skip at July 12, 2021 04:10 AM (Cxk7w)

473 154
Posted by: nerdygirl
But do you put the toilet seat down?

Nope. Why should I? It's my responsibility to put it in whatever position needed for my use. The next person in has the same responsibility.

The only other philosophy consistent protocol would be for all users to completely close the lid after use.

Equality, baby!

Posted by: buddhaha at July 12, 2021 09:02 AM (ezaQ3)

474 "Every python matters. Every python that we can remove, and engage the public to help us in those removal efforts, is helpful."

Replace 'python' with 'congress-critter'.

Posted by: aelfheld at July 12, 2021 09:16 AM (Zy9Yy)

475 If those Texas demons don't come back then they should lose office and have to pay their own way. I wonder who paid for the 2 private jets and bus to to the airport.

Posted by: lin-duh at July 12, 2021 05:18 PM (UUBmN)

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