Sunday Morning Book Thread 07-18-2021

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National Library, Buenos Aires, Argentina


Good morning to all you 'rons, 'ettes, lurkers, and lurkettes, wine moms, frat bros, crétins sans pantalon (who are technically breaking the rules). Welcome once again to the stately, prestigious, internationally acclaimed and high-class Sunday Morning Book Thread, a weekly compendium of reviews, observations, snark, witty repartee, hilarious bon mots, and a continuing conversation on books, reading, spending way too much money on books, writing books, and publishing books by escaped oafs and oafettes who follow words with their fingers and whose lips move as they read. Unlike other AoSHQ comment threads, the Sunday Morning Book Thread is so hoity-toity, pants are required. Even if it's these pants, of which I think Mrs. Muse owns several pair. (just kidding!)



Pic Note:

I'm actually not sure which library this is. I found one photo that labeled it the National Library of Teachers, but there is no other information, and it came up in the search results for National Library. External photos of the Argentine National Library show a modern, almost Brutalist, architecture, not classical like this one appears to be, so I don't really know.



It Pays To Increase Your Word Power®

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I hope ace reads this. He needs to include this in the HQ Style Guide right alongside 'the deuce you say' which should be used whenever you report things such as: a windowless van registered to The Lincoln Project was found parked next to a primary school, or Jen Rubin joins the Communist Party.

Dash my wigs!



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In the Library (1890), Maurice Leloir (1853Ė1940)



The Undeclared War on Small Business

During 2020, the stock market surged to new highs, despite the economic collapse. Politicians and other idiots used this to gaslight the rest of us that there really wasn't any economic collapse.

But Carol Roth, author of The War on Small Business: How the Government Used the Pandemic to Crush the Backbone of America, knows better:

During the last financial crisis, Washington bailed out large banks, saying they were “too big to fail.” When the federal government finally pushed out the CARES Act in 2020, it clearly favored the wealthy and well-connected, showing that small businesses were too small to matter. People across the political spectrum constantly complain about the tyranny of big business, and they’re not wrong. However, too many think government is the solution. In reality, government is the problem.

In The War on Small Business, entrepreneur Carol Roth unveils the many abuses of power inflicted on small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Small business owners were thrown in jail for trying to make a living. Individual rights were discarded.

This is the most underreported story coming out of the pandemic. The government chose winners and losers, who would thrive and who would fight to survive, based on not data or science, but based on clout and connections. This enabled the government, with the aid of the Federal Reserve, to oversee the largest wealth transfer in history from Main Street to Wall Street. The issues started long ago and continue today with a highly tilted playing field that favors those “in the club” to the detriment of the average Americans.

So Big Government did what it always does -- protect the rich and powerful. And with Biden and the Democrats in charge, it's only going to get worse.

The Kindle edition is a somewhat spendy $14.99.



Who Dis:

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(Last week's 'who dis' was A-list Hollywood hottie Rita Hayworth.



Books Of Interest

These books aren't necessarily "recommended", as I know nothing about them or the authors. They're just books that came across my path at random and strike me (ow!) as books that at least some of you morons might enjoy. Caveat emptor and all that:

Merona Grant and the Lost Tomb of Golgotha, which looks like an Indiana Jones/National Treasure crossover:

When presented with an opportunity for adventure and, more importantly, cash, Merona takes up the offer to follow a coded map and hunt down Judas Iscariot’s infamous thirty pieces of silver. The only caveat? Babysitting the expedition’s financier: an elderly, thrill-seeking aristocrat with a propensity for attracting trouble.

A ragtag team is assembled, complete with a loyal dog, a stalwart pilot, a poised linguist, and a fusspot physician. But when a hail of bullets threatens their quest before departure, it becomes blindingly clear that ancient puzzles and booby-traps will be the least of their worries, as cultists, curses, and undead hordes begin to rear their ugly heads.

Why can't quests for ancient treasure ever just be simple?

Globetrotting!
Adventures full of action!
Puzzles!
witty banter!

...and

A touch of the supernatural!
400+ pages!

The Kindle edition is $4.00.

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Now, how about a James Bond parody? Or, more precisely, James Bond meets Avengers meets Knives Out?

The main character of Jove Brand Is Near Death is a failed actor in a failed superspy movie franchise whose past comes back to bite him hard:

Eighteen years ago, Ken Allen played the famous fictional superspy Jove Brand in Near Death, a movie so bad it was never meant to be seen. Since then, Ken has faded into cult obscurity, but when his celebrated successor is killed in the same ghastly fashion as the villain in Near Death, Ken is cast as the prime suspect. The only way for Ken to clear his name is to go full method and once again play the part of Jove Brand, except this time it’s for real. As murder surrounds him, the secrets behind Near Death Ken fought to keep buried for eighteen years begin to surface.

$7.99 on Kindle.

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Let me introduce you to Adam Lawson's hard-boiled detective series, Cigars and Legs. The first book is The Boots are Red:

"One thing about Kate, though, was that he hated everyone just the same."

Ron Cavanaugh flew a fighter over Korea, at one point taking shrapnel, and then spent time recovering in England. He thought coming home, a home he left in anger before joining the Air Force, would be a break from the violence. Until he found out that his mentor, a grizzled, cynical old gumshoe named Kate Nass, had been murdered. There were no answers forthcoming from the residents of the small town, or their police. Ron began looking for answers on his own.

Naturally, it doesn't go as planned.

What he discovered was more than he expected. A criminal conspiracy, running deep and with deeper pockets. Drugs, weapons, and sex -- all for sale, all under the table, and all at the expense of the innocent citizens of Escagoula Point. And all protected from on high.

You mean criminals do criminal things and officials who should be prosecuting them actually protect and cover for them? Well, dash my wigs, I'm glad nothing like that ever happens in real life!

The first book in the Cigars and Legs series, The Boots Are Red introduces Ron, his companions, his city, and his enemies. Set in the 1950s, Ron has to deal with the limitations of technology as he pursues answers, and he has to deal with a police force governed by a man distrustful of him and with no interest in solving the Kate Nass Murder.

And that's just the first installment. The sequel, The Boots Come Off, is also available, both $4.99 each. Or, if you want a real deal, you can take the plunge and get the first 4 volumes in a combined set, Boots, Dames, and Skies: The Red, White, and Blue Collection, for only $7.99. Over 900 pages of gritty, hard-boiled action. And dames.

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Books By Morons

Received an e-mail from 'ette author Sabrina Chase, who tells me:

My latest fantasy, Sky Tribe, is now live at all fine electronic book establishments. It is book 3 in the Guardian's Compact series.

Ms. Chase asks, "Ever wonder what it would be like if you had to save the world, but you donít have superpowers, or magic, or even money? And were expected to attend classes at the same time?"

Jens-Peter Oberacker thought the secret research facility for magical craft would be peaceful and quiet--the perfect place to finish his engineering research paper. He didn't expect a violent gang of thieves to have their eyes on the ships, or having to escape to save his life. Worse yet, he's now being blamed for the entire thing!

Jens-Peter [is] desperate to find someone, anyone, who can clear his name. And let him finish his paper...

Sabrina assures me that it's suitable for "all low-budget adventurers and fanatical readers, such as the stalwart members of the Book Thread!"

Available at Amazon for $3.99 and other e-book sellers.

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Patrick Chiles (author of the indie science fiction novels Perigee and Farside) has just published the novella Battlespace, which is a Cold War technothriller set in Earth orbit. Itís the backstory of Vladimir Vaschenko, the cosmonaut at the center of the mystery in the novel Frozen Orbit, published last year.

Long before he commanded the Arkangel on its mission to the outer planets, Vladimir Vaschenko was a new cosmonaut defending his country from the high ground of space.

At the height of the Cold War, the United States and Soviet Union were in a race not only to the Moon but for military domination of Earth orbit. Through intricate dances of deception and evasion, with astronauts and cosmonauts doggedly angling for advantages over each other, two top-secret spacecraft clash high above Earth. In a battle that neither side would ever acknowledge, the young Lieutenant Vaschenko and an American adversary known as “Cowboy” would be tested in ways neither man could expect.

The Kindle edition of Battlespace id only $2.99.

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So that's all for this week. As always, book thread tips, suggestions, bribes, insults, threats, ugly pants pics and moron library submissions may be sent to OregonMuse, Proprietor, AoSHQ Book Thread, at the book thread e-mail address: aoshqbookthread, followed by the 'at' sign, and then 'G' mail, and then dot cee oh emm.

What have you all been reading this week? Hopefully something good, because, as you all know, life is too short to be reading lousy books.

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Comments

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1 On the 7th book of re-read of the Elemental Master series.

Posted by: Vic at July 18, 2021 08:01 AM (mpXpK)

2 Dench

Posted by: CN at July 18, 2021 08:02 AM (ONvIw)

3 Imagine if you will the final battle in Avengers: Endgame. Then liberally add the final starship battle in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (terrible movie, but go with the spectacle at the end). Throw in about 200% more Michael Bay explosions, and ramp up the overall visual spectacle to ludicrous proportions. And you have the opening chapters of E.E. "Doc" Smith's Triplanetary, the first novel in the Lensman Saga. It's balls-to-wall INSANE! The characters are pretty flat, but they do have snappy dialogue and it's pretty easy to sort out the good guys from the bad guys. The aliens do have some redeeming qualities, so they are not simply stock villain characters. All in all, good rollicking fun. As I understand it, the Lensman saga only gets more insane as it goes along, so I'm looking forward to that!

Posted by: Lord Squirrel at July 18, 2021 08:03 AM (K5n5d)

4 Well I let Windswept HOuse jump the queue, and am reading that one now. I hope it's all fiction, but it seems pretty real. Malachi brings the New World Order to the Vatican in all its horror.

Posted by: CN at July 18, 2021 08:04 AM (ONvIw)

5 Hello Book People!

I see our Celia Hayes got a nod at Insty for her graphic novel "Lone Star Sons: Being The Entertaining and Mostly If not Always True Adventures of Texas Ranger Jim Reade and his Blood Brother Delaware Scout Toby Shaw in the Time of the Republic of Texas".

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 18, 2021 08:05 AM (Dc2NZ)

6 And I am simultaneously at stages 3, 4, and 8.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 18, 2021 08:06 AM (Dc2NZ)

7 Tolle Lege
If audio books are books, is a over 13hours of TV movie a video book?
Only watched what turns out to be a novel by Yulian Semenoov The Seventeen Moments of Spring. It was a good series, but did have as the plot a KGB plant in the SA in the Nazi government and a late spring plot of the USA and Himmer's lackey to join together against the Russians.

Posted by: Skip at July 18, 2021 08:06 AM (Cxk7w)

8 I am between 8 and 9 in the stages of books. A lot of things are moving into my kids' libraries for future generations.

Posted by: CN at July 18, 2021 08:07 AM (ONvIw)

9 Well Dash my wigs. I have not read a single book this month.

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 18, 2021 08:07 AM (yrol0)

10 Tolle Lege!

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at July 18, 2021 08:07 AM (PiwSw)

11 Good Sunday morning, horde!

Carol Roth's book must have been mentioned in the blog during the past week, because I have it on my list already. After I read it, I'm going to gift it to my children and hope they read it. Someone needs to put them some knowledge, because, apparently, I did not do a good job of that.

Posted by: April -- dash my lace wigs! at July 18, 2021 08:07 AM (OX9vb)

12 Skip beat me to it, dang.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at July 18, 2021 08:08 AM (PiwSw)

13 I'm reading a really interesting book, Hating God: The Untold Story of Misotheism by Bernard Schweizer. It's a literary study of authors who express their contempt and hatred of God through their writings. These aren't atheists, but people who think God exists, but because of his apparent abandonment of the world hate him. Some of them hate that they hate God -- he calls these agonistic (not agnostic) misotheists -- and those who proudly pronounce God as their enemy. It's not a defense of this position but an analysis of it. Absolutely fascinating and highly recommended, at least so far.

Posted by: Jim S. at July 18, 2021 08:08 AM (ynUnH)

14 hiya

Posted by: JT at July 18, 2021 08:08 AM (arJlL)

15 Hey everyone! Busy couple of weeks, hence the absence.

OM's directive that I write on the Russian Civil War got me to buy another book by Stanley G. Payne, Civil War in Europe, 1905-1949. I'm almost finished with it and as expected, it is a great, informative read.

Naturally he focuses on Spain because Spain is AWESOME. Also, a very illuminating example of how seemingly stable societies can disintegrate in a war no one actually expected to happen.

Anyway, Payne lists several books on the Russian Civil War so I'm going to check out those next. It's likely that the book OM wants already exists, one of us simply hasn't discovered it.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 18, 2021 08:08 AM (llXky)

16 I read The Gathering Storm, book twelve in the WOT series. This is the first of the last three books in the series written by Brandon Sanderson after the death of Robert Jordan. In the forward Sanderson writes a homage to Jordan, tells the story of how he became the author to finish the series, and how the final book became three. The action picks up and the story moves forward.

Posted by: Zoltan at July 18, 2021 08:08 AM (kiyX4)

17 I think I'm currently at stages 8-9 of the reader's lifecycle. I've hoarded enough books that I can read just the books in my library for the rest of my life. At one book a week, it would take around 30 years to read them all. And I have been looking for ways to get rid of some of my books...

Posted by: Lord Squirrel at July 18, 2021 08:08 AM (K5n5d)

18 Hot Coffee...Tolle lege....Silverstone!!!

Posted by: Qmark at July 18, 2021 08:08 AM (emnp2)

19 Hey JT!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 18, 2021 08:09 AM (Dc2NZ)

20 Posted by: Jim S. at July 18, 2021 08:08 AM (ynUnH)

So who do they love and worship, before whom do they bow?

Posted by: CN at July 18, 2021 08:09 AM (ONvIw)

21
g'mornin', book-ish 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 18, 2021 08:09 AM (DUIap)

22 I am between 8 and 9 in the stages of books. A lot of things are moving into my kids' libraries for future generations.
Posted by: CN

My kids have giant piles of sf paperbacks and dragon mags

Posted by: Jean at July 18, 2021 08:10 AM (dGBE4)

23 On way home tomorrow pass by a Little Free Library, I have to find a book to leave and see if anything there is my taste, but have a small reading agenda.
Am working on building one, trying to decide on decorations, I have the design picked.

Posted by: Skip at July 18, 2021 08:10 AM (Cxk7w)

24 Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 18, 2021 08:08 AM (llXky)

Happy to see you, hope all is great in EL.

Posted by: CN at July 18, 2021 08:10 AM (ONvIw)

25 The action picks up and the story moves forward.
Posted by: Zoltan at July 18, 2021 08:08 AM (kiyX4)

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That's like saying "it sprinkled a bit" when it poured down dogs and cats. Books 12-14 of WOT are jam packed with action. Sanderson does a masterful job of ending the series. Good luck with it!

Posted by: Lord Squirrel at July 18, 2021 08:10 AM (K5n5d)

26 Heavy handed moderation for no reason.

Posted by: CowLic at July 18, 2021 08:11 AM (6hI5+)

27 I don't who she is, perhaps Kim Novak, but those garters!!!!


Yowza!!!!

Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 18, 2021 08:11 AM (mu7kg)

28 Wig status:

[ ] Not Dashed

[X] Dashed

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. (HaL55) at July 18, 2021 08:11 AM (HaL55)

29 Morning, 'rons and 'ronettes.

Who dis looks around the mouth and chin a bit like Judi Dench, but I'm probably wrong.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 18, 2021 08:11 AM (2JVJo)

30 In writing news, still at a standstill. Partly it's because I can't decide what I want to do, and it's partly because we now have 8 people residing in Chateau Lloyd, two of whom are under the age of 2. Hard for grandpa to get into writing mode when at any moment a smiling little face will peer around the corner and want to play with him.

At present I'm still grappling with Battle Officer Wolf's sequel and also a Long Life Death-style book on Chinese military history. I met a China expert last week, and hope to pick his brain for good source material.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 18, 2021 08:11 AM (llXky)

31 27 I don't who she is, perhaps Kim Novak, but those garters!!!!


Yowza!!!!
Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 18, 2021 08:11 AM (mu7kg)

Tis Judi Dench

Posted by: CN at July 18, 2021 08:12 AM (ONvIw)

32 Finished First Lensman yesterday, the second book in the Lensman Saga. Although the space battles are quite toned down from Triplanetary, there is still plenty of action to go around. The Lensman are establishing themselves into a galactic police force at the request of the uberpowerful Arisians, to defend our universe from a pan-dimensional alien invasion force. The Lensmens' first goal is to rid the galaxy of a vile drug, so they are basically the DEA on crack, steroids, and crank (kind of ironic in that sense). The ending involves an election of a Lensman to the presidency of North America. His opponent is a corrupt politician who is in thrall to corporate interests (sound familiar?) . There's even a pretty epic speech from the Lensman candidate about how he WILL clean up politics--and he has the power to follow through on his threat. Legions of politicians are arrested and indicted, but they are promised their day in court. Good stuff. Highly recommended. There is even a blueprint on how WE can handle the next election, if we have the stones to follow through.

Posted by: Lord Squirrel at July 18, 2021 08:12 AM (K5n5d)

33 Anyway, I will be gland when the year is over. I am sick to death of spending every Sunday depressed as fuck because I have to work the next day.

But, since I've been semi-banned at the local pub, the upside is that at least I am only depressed today and not depressed and hung over.

Now to read the content.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 18, 2021 08:13 AM (2JVJo)

34 The short story collection "Shots Fired" by C.J. Box contains one that first appeared in the anthology Geezer Noir. It's called "The End of Jim and Ezra", about two mountain men in 1835 who are overwintering in a tiny cabin in the Wind River Range. It may be one of my favorite short stories ever. The walls are closing in on Jim and he's starting to lose it.

"Jim listened in tortured silence as Ezra rose unsteadily to full height and stretched. Ezra's bones cracked like ice shifting on a lake, a combination of low-grounded pops and high snapping sounds. Ezra growled from deep in his chest and worked a gob of phlegm up into the back of his throat while he sniffed in the fluid of his nose so it could all mix together in a substantial globule he called his "morning mass" because he was Catholic. ... Ezra spit his morning mass into the bars of the grate and said, "Lookit that thang burn"."

Every. Damn. Morning.

(Cont'd)

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 18, 2021 08:13 AM (Dc2NZ)

35 There's a great bit about how Ezra caulked their cabin with bear fat, which worked until some grizzlies started to lick the cabin clean. "They watched as huge wet pink tongues flicked between the logs. They could hear the bears smacking their lips and clicking their three-inch teeth."

It's a long, harsh winter. Will Jim snap and stab his partner?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 18, 2021 08:13 AM (Dc2NZ)

36 I ordered a new hard cover, "I Alone Can Fix It". Can't wait until it arrives.

Posted by: CowLic at July 18, 2021 08:13 AM (6hI5+)

37 @31

Yes, I can see that now that you have said it.

Quite the babe when she was younger.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 18, 2021 08:13 AM (mu7kg)

38 Dash my wigs!

Well, I'm dashed!

Posted by: Colonel Pickering at July 18, 2021 08:14 AM (2JVJo)

39 I'm currently on page 211 in Will Durant's 'Caesar and Christ'.

Guy in the middle of that painting is thinking "Dash my wigs!"

Posted by: dantesed at July 18, 2021 08:14 AM (88xKn)

40 I love the Leloir painting. 10ft ceilings for shelves is a nice feature and the textiles are wonderful. Would hang, would copy the room.

Posted by: CN at July 18, 2021 08:15 AM (ONvIw)

41 Not sure will be past stage 8, never had stage 6 unless counting just new which is a always just after I finish what I'm reading.

Posted by: Skip at July 18, 2021 08:15 AM (Cxk7w)

42 Hey JT!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread)

(A reply from Eris ! And its not even my birthday !)

Posted by: JT at July 18, 2021 08:15 AM (arJlL)

43 Some of them hate that they hate God -- he calls
these agonistic (not agnostic) misotheists -- and those who proudly
pronounce God as their enemy. It's not a defense of this position but an
analysis of it.

Posted by: Jim S. at July 18, 2021 08:08 AM (ynUnH)

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I see a lot of this in our world today. I think that's why the left is so eager to make religious people violate their beliefs, it's a way for them to get back at God by punishing His people.

BTW, I was on the road for 25 hours last week and my companion were some podcasts from Ancient Faith. Yes, they're Orthodox, but I enjoyed it all the same. (Btw, I think Orthodox have much more a beef with Catholics than we have with them.) Anyway, I'm happy to recommend "Lord of Spirits" podcast.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 18, 2021 08:16 AM (llXky)

44 You can usually recognize true readers because they wear glasses. True.

Posted by: CowLic at July 18, 2021 08:16 AM (6hI5+)

45 Nice lieberry!

Those pants....ban those pants!

The Who Dis is MeAgain Kelly's first day on the job at a pron shoot. She's a slow learner.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 18, 2021 08:16 AM (R/m4+)

46 Today IS my birthday, JT!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 18, 2021 08:16 AM (Dc2NZ)

47 I'm in stage 6 but I still love the Book Thread!

Posted by: Emmie -- we need more Trump, not less at July 18, 2021 08:17 AM (Hrwnm)

48 Good morning fellow Book Threadists. I hope everyone had a great week of reading.

Posted by: JTB at July 18, 2021 08:18 AM (7EjX1)

49 "Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot."

- Groucho Marx, satisfied X-Ray Glasses customer

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. (HaL55) at July 18, 2021 08:18 AM (HaL55)

50 I have read Will and Arel Durant only from Age of Reason
I think through Napoleonic era.

Posted by: Skip at July 18, 2021 08:18 AM (Cxk7w)

51 Malachi brings the New World Order to the Vatican in all its horror.
Posted by: CN at July 18, 2021 08:04 AM (ONvIw)

I have this one and Hostage to the Devil on hold at the library. There appears to be a long wait time--I put them on hold a month ago, and they still haven't gotten to me.

Posted by: April -- dash my lace wigs! at July 18, 2021 08:18 AM (OX9vb)

52 Happy Birthday, Eris!

*shoves cake through usb port*

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at July 18, 2021 08:18 AM (PiwSw)

53 Ezra growled from deep in his chest and worked a gob of phlegm up into the back of his throat while he sniffed in the fluid of his nose so it could all mix together in a substantial globule he called his "morning mass" because he was Catholic. ... Ezra spit his morning mass into the bars of the grate and said, "Lookit that thang burn"."

Every. Damn. Morning.

(Cont'd)
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread)

I have a phlegm story ! (Prolly not for the Book Thread, tho')

Posted by: JT at July 18, 2021 08:18 AM (arJlL)

54 HAPPY BIRTHDAY ERIS !

Posted by: JT at July 18, 2021 08:19 AM (arJlL)

55
Ace reads the blog?

Uh oh.

Posted by: Weasel at July 18, 2021 08:19 AM (MVjcR)

56 We need a cake made before the food thread for Eris then.

Posted by: Skip at July 18, 2021 08:20 AM (Cxk7w)

57 Happy to see you, hope all is great in EL.

Posted by: CN at July 18, 2021 08:10 AM (ONvIw)

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It's getting better. MSU abruptly pissed on the narrative about a week ago by removing ALL Covid restrictions, period.

A few business still have signs that say "If you didn't get the shot, consider wearing a mask" and a few people still do, but mostly the masks have disappeared. Big bunches in the discount racks. Oddly (predictably?) the medical establishment insists on maintaining full Karen posture on masks.

Still, after a week in 'Bama heat, I'm glad to be home!

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 18, 2021 08:20 AM (llXky)

58 Happy Birfday Eris!

Hail Eris, all!

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. (HaL55) at July 18, 2021 08:20 AM (HaL55)

59 I'm at stage 8 and have been for years. I keep buying books every week, even though I am running out of room. I have books that I have bought years ago that I've never read and probably never will, but I can't get rid of them.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 18, 2021 08:21 AM (2JVJo)

60 Happy Birthday, Eris! Many happy returns of the day.

Posted by: Weasel at July 18, 2021 08:21 AM (MVjcR)

61 Who dis: a young Dame Judith Dench?

Posted by: Jak Sucio at July 18, 2021 08:21 AM (jvt6t)

62 I see a lot of this in our world today. I think that's why the left is so eager to make religious people violate their beliefs, it's a way for them to get back at God by punishing His people.


Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 18, 2021 08:16 AM (llXky)

I'm not sure how violating every commandment improves and heals the world they believe God has neglected. Now we have a complete rejection of the 10 Commandments, with people like Chesa (a Communist not an agonistic) saying "Thou shall steal" and "thou shall kill...especially your kids". Coveting is all the rage and leading to rage. They have it very wrong.

Posted by: CN at July 18, 2021 08:21 AM (ONvIw)

63 Happy birthday, Eris!

Wish I were sharing a real bottle of Veuve with you.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 18, 2021 08:22 AM (2JVJo)

64 Hi, everyone! I'm at stages 5, 7 and 8 concurrently. (I can spell that, but not simult - simoult, oh whatever. Concurrently).

I am adding the "Merona" book to my wish list, even though I have 8 more books in Mark Schweizer's "Liturgical Mysteries" detective series to get to - just finished "The Bass Wore Scales" which was the funniest one yet. It featured a 500-lb gorilla who figures prominently in the plot. The scene where the gorilla goes disguised to a funeral is ... well, read the book! And the next one in the series - "The Mezzo Wore Mink" is shaping up to be even funnier, and I"m only on chapter 7.

Oh, and this week Kurt Schlicter's new book drops, so I have to buy that.

I'm going to have to call in "well" from work one day just to read books!

Posted by: CarolinaGirl at July 18, 2021 08:22 AM (Kh9rg)

65 13 I'm reading a really interesting book, Hating God: The Untold Story of Misotheism by Bernard Schweizer. It's a literary study of authors who express their contempt and hatred of God through their writings. These aren't atheists, but people who think God exist...Absolutely fascinating and highly recommended, at least so far.
Posted by: Jim S. at July 18, 2021 08:08 AM (ynUnH)


Dang, Jim, the books you read are expensive! I hope you're getting somebody else to pay for them.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at July 18, 2021 08:23 AM (CK720)

66 Who Dis looks like Brigette Bardot to me. I'm not great at these, though.

Posted by: Catherine at July 18, 2021 08:23 AM (vdTIg)

67 Reading this while enjoying a nice cup of non black rifle coffee.

Life is pretty good.

Posted by: 496 at July 18, 2021 08:23 AM (U1eOr)

68 Still, after a week in 'Bama heat, I'm glad to be home!
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 18, 2021 08:20 AM (llXky)

Good for MSU! NJ is very heavily masky still and very stupid. It's an addiction.

Posted by: CN at July 18, 2021 08:23 AM (ONvIw)

69 CN & April - dash my lace wigs!: The Malachi book is worth the wait.

Posted by: CarolinaGirl at July 18, 2021 08:23 AM (Kh9rg)

70 I bet Lost Tomb of Golgotha is full of skullduggery!

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at July 18, 2021 08:23 AM (UHVv4)

71 I'm almost finished Persuader , a Reacher novel by Lee Child and it is VERY good !

Lotta plot twists, a lotta evil bad guys and I love how the author sets it all up.

Posted by: JT at July 18, 2021 08:24 AM (arJlL)

72 Posted by: CN at July 18, 2021 08:02 AM (ONvIw)

That was fast. And you're quite correct.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at July 18, 2021 08:24 AM (CK720)

73 The painting of the three in the library looks like the uppermost subject has a photoshopped-in face. Weird. Not that I could do better, as I'm NOT a visual artist.

Posted by: Catherine at July 18, 2021 08:24 AM (vdTIg)

74 I'm not sure how violating every commandment
improves and heals the world they believe God has neglected. Now we have
a complete rejection of the 10 Commandments, with people like Chesa (a
Communist not an agonistic) saying "Thou shall steal" and "thou shall
kill...especially your kids". Coveting is all the rage and leading to
rage. They have it very wrong.

Posted by: CN at July 18, 2021 08:21 AM (ONvIw)

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They don't want to heal, they want to punish. That's the only joy they get these days. They're like orcs, deriving pleasure only from the harm they inflict on others. The left used to be like Sauron, simply wanting to rule but now they're going full Ungoliant, seeking only the void.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 18, 2021 08:24 AM (llXky)

75 Eris is 29 ? Well dash my wigs.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at July 18, 2021 08:24 AM (jvt6t)

76 I have books that I have bought years ago that I've never read and probably never will, but I can't get rid of them.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 18, 2021 08:21 AM (2JVJo)
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That sounds about like me. I've slowed down a bit, though. Now I am focused on filling "gaps" in my library--incomplete series for the most part.

Posted by: Lord Squirrel at July 18, 2021 08:24 AM (K5n5d)

77 Was going to order some books from Edward R Hamilton, but one of the pups tore up my order form. I could go online to order, and maybe I will. But that stopped me, at least for a while.

Did pick up Gary Giddins' 2-volume bio of Bing Crosby, A Pocketfull of Dreams and Swinging On A Star a couple of weeks ago. I've read Swinging, but not Dreams; I'm going to take that with me this weekend when I drive to Maine to that isolated cabin where I am going to try to finish my own Theda Bara book.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 18, 2021 08:24 AM (2JVJo)

78 Another good book, "Caesars Messiah". The true story of how the new testament was created. Tough read, but packed with truth.

Posted by: CowLic at July 18, 2021 08:24 AM (6hI5+)

79 66 Who Dis looks like Brigette Bardot to me. I'm not great at these, though.

Posted by: Catherine at July 18, 2021 08:23 AM (vdTIg)


The correct answer is at #2.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at July 18, 2021 08:25 AM (CK720)

80 oh, and Happy Birthday, Eris!

Posted by: CarolinaGirl at July 18, 2021 08:25 AM (Kh9rg)

81 Ace reads the blog?

Posted by: Weasel at July 18, 2021 08:19 AM (MVjcR)

Don't be ridiculous!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 18, 2021 08:25 AM (Q9lwr)

82 Cake!

*nom nom nom*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 18, 2021 08:25 AM (Dc2NZ)

83 I have this one and Hostage to the Devil on hold at the library. There appears to be a long wait time--I put them on hold a month ago, and they still haven't gotten to me.
Posted by: April -- dash my lace wigs! at July 18, 2021 08:18 AM (OX9vb

I bought them cheaply on ebay. This way it's on my time table. And I'm a natural collector.

Posted by: CN at July 18, 2021 08:25 AM (ONvIw)

84 This week I read the new Sarah Hoyt book, Other Rhodes, after seeing it mentioned here last week. It was a quick read and a good setup for a series. Hoyt is a good writer, and I've enjoyed some of her other stuff, but I think this one needed one more trip through the editing process. Typos, clunky phrasing here and there. Just needed a bit of tightening up. Nevertheless, Hoyt has the start of a promising series and I'll stick around for more.

Posted by: DIY Daddio at July 18, 2021 08:26 AM (RJscS)

85 They don't want to heal, they want to punish. That's the only joy they get these days. They're like orcs, deriving pleasure only from the harm they inflict on others. The left used to be like Sauron, simply wanting to rule but now they're going full Ungoliant, seeking only the void.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 18, 2021 08:24 AM (llXky)

The longer they don't have control, the more twisted and vengeful they become.

If they should ever succeed at breaking the system, they will realize they are still not in control, and the violence and punishment will continue as I did in the French Revolution.

Posted by: Cato, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at July 18, 2021 08:27 AM (wms5/)

86 Could who dis be Hope Lange?

Posted by: Con Reeder at July 18, 2021 08:27 AM (YC/rL)

87 Wish I were sharing a real bottle of Veuve with you.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 18, 2021 08:22 AM (2JVJo)
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Thank you, MP4. In spirit(s)!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 18, 2021 08:27 AM (Dc2NZ)

88 Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 18, 2021 08:24 AM (llXky)

About Michigan, I was sad to see pics from the summer camp I attended outside of Jackson, with masks galore.

And what do you think of Malachi Martin's Windswept House? It's been recommended a lot here, and I'm reading it now. Before Biden, I would have found it hard to fathom such a large coordinated plot against good, truth and justice, but now I'm not so sure.

Posted by: CN at July 18, 2021 08:28 AM (ONvIw)

89 If they should ever succeed at breaking the system,
they will realize they are still not in control, and the violence and
punishment will continue as I did in the French Revolution.

Posted by: Cato, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at July 18, 2021 08:27 AM (wms5/)

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It will be a replay of Spain, complete with leftist factions working to purge each other.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 18, 2021 08:28 AM (llXky)

90 I never get books and don't read them, I doubt I have 1 book I haven't read. I have a lot of books.

Posted by: Skip at July 18, 2021 08:29 AM (Cxk7w)

91 Oh, what the hell! I'll take a shot!

Candace Bergen.

Posted by: RobertM at July 18, 2021 08:29 AM (qWhQP)

92 33 Anyway, I will be gland when the year is over. I am sick to death of spending every Sunday depressed as fuck because I have to work the next day.

But, since I've been semi-banned at the local pub, the upside is that at least I am only depressed today and not depressed and hung over.

Now to read the content.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 18, 2021 08:13 AM (2JVJo)

Banned Camp Levels:
Permanent
ROM (rest of month)
ROW (week)
Leave Now

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 18, 2021 08:29 AM (yrol0)

93 Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at July 18, 2021 08:25 AM (CK720)

It was a fun, blast from the past. 60's London.

Posted by: CN at July 18, 2021 08:29 AM (ONvIw)

94 Dash my wigs

******

Just off the top of my head I can think of several similar or related phrases.

Flip ypur wig
Wig out
Keep your hair on (British)
Get wiggy

Possibly even "Take a powder!" and "Flip your lid"

Posted by: Muldoon at July 18, 2021 08:30 AM (Xwt96)

95 And what do you think of Malachi Martin's Windswept
House? It's been recommended a lot here, and I'm reading it now. Before
Biden, I would have found it hard to fathom such a large coordinated
plot against good, truth and justice, but now I'm not so sure.

Posted by: CN at July 18, 2021 08:28 AM (ONvIw)

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Haven't read it. In addition to Payne, I'm reading G.K. Chesterton's Orthodoxy, which is full of stuff applicable to the present day. I need to read his Heretics, as the two go together.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 18, 2021 08:30 AM (llXky)

96 Greetings fellow book nerds. Since my prolonged hospital stay tethered to an iv limited things I could entertain myself with (television is such subliterate dogshit) I ended up finishing the book group choice, Abigail by Magda Szabo, which I reported last book thread, weeks early. Rather than jumping the gun on the next group choice, Labyrinths by Borges, I decided to chip away at the other books I'm reading, specifically Thucydides and VDH's A War Like No Other companion volume.

Specifically what was concentrated on was the 418 BC battle at Mantinea which was the only full scale hoplite battle and one that was characterized by confusion on both sides about the relative strength of each side, whether a truce was still in effect and just where the hell the enemy was. Ultimately the Spartans just bludgeoned every fucking Athenian in their path. They marched to the rhythm of pipers to bring an Apocalypse Now element into flipping out the Athenians. Both books state that the battle could have just as easily been a rout of the Spartans but there was so much confusion on both sides I don't know how much credence to put in that.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at July 18, 2021 08:30 AM (y7DUB)

97 It will be a replay of Spain, complete with leftist factions working to purge each other.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 18, 2021 08:28 AM (llXky)

Perhaps a bit of both.

Posted by: Cato, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at July 18, 2021 08:31 AM (wms5/)

98 If they should ever succeed at breaking the system, they will realize they are still not in control, and the violence and punishment will continue as I did in the French Revolution.
Posted by: Cato, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at July 18, 2021 08:27 AM (wms5/)

I just can't get why they want such bad outcomes for people. If they thought God was making a muck of the world (ad of course it's people doing that) why does tikkun olam, repair the world, bear no resemblance to a "state of grace" and calm?

Posted by: CN at July 18, 2021 08:32 AM (ONvIw)

99 BTW, lots of similarities between Chesterton and Waugh in terms of writing style, particularly the way they cut right to the (hollow, rotten) core of the culture of the day.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 18, 2021 08:32 AM (llXky)

100 Part 2

Either way it was a major battle that rocked the Athenians into thinking "maybe we might not win this fucking civil war".

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at July 18, 2021 08:32 AM (y7DUB)

101 WHO SHIT MY DASHED BRITCHES?!

Posted by: joey biden at July 18, 2021 08:33 AM (UHVv4)

102 I never get books and don't read them, I doubt I have 1 book I haven't read. I have a lot of books.
Posted by: Skip at July 18, 2021 08:29 AM (Cxk7w)


Books are analagous to beer with me - I can't have one and stop. I have to keep going. So with a book, I'll see it, flip through a few pages, decide I want it and will bring it home. And then, the next week, I want more books. So they keep piling up and up and eventually when I see one on my shelves I haven't read (like Amity Shlaes' Coolidge bio) or one I haven't finished (like Churchill's History of the English-Speaking Peoples) I get depressed and go buy another book.

I'm the same way with silent movies.

As I said upthread, I really, really need this year to be over.

**cocks ear**
"Hello, mudder, hello fadder -" local classical station is playing Dance of the Hours.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 18, 2021 08:33 AM (2JVJo)

103 Possibly even "Take a powder!" and "Flip your lid"
Posted by: Muldoon at July 18, 2021 08:30 AM (Xwt96)


Take a BC Powder and Come back strong!

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 18, 2021 08:33 AM (yrol0)

104 Wiglomeration.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at July 18, 2021 08:34 AM (PiwSw)

105 Regarding the Jove Brand book, the main character, Ken Allen, shares the name of a famous orangutan at the San Diego Zoo. Count Dankula did a very funny video about him.
I know nothing of the book, btw.

Posted by: PabloD says start up the rotors at July 18, 2021 08:34 AM (/1eYZ)

106 101 WHO SHIT MY DASHED BRITCHES?!
Posted by: joey biden at July 18, 2021 08:33 AM (UHVv4)

What the second 20 for? He shit my pants too!

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 18, 2021 08:34 AM (yrol0)

107 Eris at #4, thanks for the shout-out! It's not a graphic novel, though - but a collection of six short adventures in the old-style pulp Western, intended for tween and teen boys, mostly. Some violence, not explicit, and no sexual content. Sarah Hoyt is kind enough to post links to other authors' books on a regular basis. It has helped goose my sales enormously over the last few months.
I'm getting ready to do a third Lone Star book, after I finish the next Luna City installment, and hope to have both ready for release by the end of the year.

Posted by: Sgt. Mom at July 18, 2021 08:34 AM (xnmPy)

108 Happy birthday Eris! Hope it's a great day!

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 18, 2021 08:35 AM (nxdel)

109 I have to clean my tri focals. They are a pain to the keester.

Posted by: CowLic at July 18, 2021 08:35 AM (6hI5+)

110 ---
Haven't read it. In addition to Payne, I'm reading G.K. Chesterton's Orthodoxy, which is full of stuff applicable to the present day. I need to read his Heretics, as the two go together.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 18, 2021 08:30 AM (llXky)

I can't imagine these were actively taught at JMC, lol. The other day, I mentioned my Case Hall roommate's family pushing her out of JMC due to the glorification (in her Policy class) of Marcuse, I know the JMCD crowd was mixed in my day, but I assume it went more left.

Posted by: CN at July 18, 2021 08:35 AM (ONvIw)

111 Anne Francis?

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at July 18, 2021 08:35 AM (xopIz)

112 I just can't get why they want such bad outcomes for
people. If they thought God was making a muck of the world (ad of
course it's people doing that) why does tikkun olam, repair the world,
bear no resemblance to a "state of grace" and calm?

Posted by: CN at July 18, 2021 08:32 AM (ONvIw)

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It is easier to destroy than to create, and the gratification is instant. Raising a child takes 20 years and while it brings joy it is also fraught with worry. An abortion is much faster. Making a statue takes years of study and practice, but you can smash one in a few minutes.

Instant gratification is what these people are about, not healing. They wrap their violence in terms of justice to try to numb their conscience. As Ace has pointed out, most of these people are already on psych meds. They are not in a good mental or spiritual place.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 18, 2021 08:35 AM (llXky)

113 I'm racing through the Metaphors We Live By.

Can't wait to finish it.

Posted by: squeakywheel at July 18, 2021 08:35 AM (H3YxZ)

114 Time to re-read Walker Percy's "Lancelot," in which our deranged modern day knight errant takes on the cultivated depravity and "whoredom" of Hollywood-on-location.

Posted by: Ordinary American at July 18, 2021 08:36 AM (D9vwz)

115 109 I have to clean my tri focals. They are a pain to the keester.
Posted by: CowLic at July 18, 2021 08:35 AM (6hI5+)

Those Zeiss name brand little cleaners like they have at the Walmart optical shop are great.

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 18, 2021 08:36 AM (yrol0)

116 Happy Birthday Eris!
You and JJ share the same birthday.

Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at July 18, 2021 08:36 AM (FtJ1S)

117

whispers * "I'm here for the TANGO.......
.................. and the hookers and blow... 2 week checkout same as in town?"

Posted by: Saf at July 18, 2021 08:37 AM (PgqFp)

118 Hiya Book Thread!

For me, Stage 5 was "why are my favorite writers so slow? I wanna read more good books! Oh well, I guess I'll write one of my own then..." and it was all downhill from there. Never reached stage 6. I think I would shrivel up and die without books.

And speaking of (print) books, the paper version of Sky Tribe is in process and should be available in a week or two.

Posted by: Sabrina Chase at July 18, 2021 08:37 AM (BSV0x)

119 I went on an extended book shopping binge last week so I've got a lot of stuff to read. I did finish one book called City of Light, City of Poison by Holly Tucker. It's about the poisoning scandal during the reign of Louis XIV. Lots of weird shit going on at court.

Posted by: Trimegistus at July 18, 2021 08:37 AM (QZxDR)

120 I just can't get why they want such bad outcomes for people. If they thought God was making a muck of the world (ad of course it's people doing that) why does tikkun olam, repair the world, bear no resemblance to a "state of grace" and calm?
Posted by: CN at July 18, 2021 08:32 AM (ONvIw)

It's what happens when hubris starts breaking down. Some spend all their lives being told they were special, and still intend to prove it - they're the Utopians, who intend to remake the world in their image. They are delusional.

When hubris starts warping, they come to the realization that they are piles of shit in vaguely human form. They still can't let go of the idea that they're a cut above the rest, so they conclude that human existence is wrong, abominable, and should end. These are the "voluntary extinction" wankers and the type that become death camp guards.

Posted by: Cato, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at July 18, 2021 08:38 AM (wms5/)

121 Many happy returns, Eris, enjoy your day.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at July 18, 2021 08:38 AM (a4EWo)

122 Cunning linguist > poised linguist

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 18, 2021 08:38 AM (DMUuz)

123 Instant gratification is what these people are about, not healing. They wrap their violence in terms of justice to try to numb their conscience. As Ace has pointed out, most of these people are already on psych meds. They are not in a good mental or spiritual place.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 18, 2021 08:35 AM (llXky)

Seems Oscar Lewis was right.

Posted by: CN at July 18, 2021 08:39 AM (ONvIw)

124 I've been reading Standing Before Hell's Gate by moron author William Alan Webb. I really enjoy this series. Set in what's left of America, some 50 years after the collapse. Leftover Americans, resurrected Americans, bands of terrorists and bandits, Native Americans, Chinese invaders, Muslims--all competing for scare resources and control of populations.

These are entertaining reads, and I can usually finish a couple of chapters before bed.

Posted by: April -- dash my lace wigs! at July 18, 2021 08:39 AM (OX9vb)

125 rhennigantx, you will soon be accused of talking to the truth telling troll.

Zeiss has super high end optics, their cleaner smells like Windex? It works, but copious amounts of water first, to avoid scratches.

Posted by: CowLic at July 18, 2021 08:39 AM (6hI5+)

126 I too am reading "Windswept House". Judging by Anti-pope Bergoglio's "pontificate, it's not fiction.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at July 18, 2021 08:39 AM (xopIz)

127 "Going baldheaded for it" from the Marquess of Granby leading an all-out cavalry charge in the Seven Years War (at the Battle of Warburg) and having his tricorne and wig, both, flying off his head.

Posted by: joey biden at July 18, 2021 08:40 AM (UHVv4)

128 failed proposal:

https://tinyurl.com/27b4s8fy

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 18, 2021 08:40 AM (yrol0)

129 I can't imagine these were actively taught at JMC,
lol. The other day, I mentioned my Case Hall roommate's family pushing
her out of JMC due to the glorification (in her Policy class) of
Marcuse, I know the JMCD crowd was mixed in my day, but I assume it went
more left.

Posted by: CN at July 18, 2021 08:35 AM (ONvIw)

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JMC is run by SJWs at the moment. They were preponderant in my day, but the International Relations crowd was firewalled from it because we read Thucydides and studied Kissinger.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 18, 2021 08:40 AM (llXky)

130 Oh, I didn't mention I finished the re-issue of the late Maury Terry's The Ultimate Evil. The book is subtitled The Search For the Sons of Sam, and Terry's thesis is that David Berkowitz was part of a Yonkers-based Satanic cult that had ties to the Process Church of the FInal Judgment and the Manson Family.

The book is the basis of a new Netflix documentary, The Sons of Sam and the book has a new introduction by the documentary's producer.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 18, 2021 08:40 AM (2JVJo)

131 failed proposal:

He just dodged a bullet.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at July 18, 2021 08:41 AM (xopIz)

132 Somebody already say Elizabeth Montgomery?

Posted by: Eromero at July 18, 2021 08:41 AM (0OP+5)

133 I did finish one book called City of Light, City of Poison by Holly Tucker. It's about the poisoning scandal during the reign of Louis XIV.

The Madame de Brinvilliers scandal? Oh, that's a good one. Full of witchcraft, satanism, poisoning and murder.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 18, 2021 08:42 AM (2JVJo)

134 Currently reading Getting Wild Sex from Your Conservative Woman by Brandi Love.
Nah, just kidding and riffing on the Coomservatives in light of TPUSA/ConInc latest Big Tent embarrassment this time using Porn Stars to groom kids at events. SMDH

Seriously, I'm reading Let Them Look West by Marty Phillips. It's a great little novella. I hope he writes more in the future.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 18, 2021 08:42 AM (tQJ0o)

135 As Ace has pointed out, most of these people are already on psych meds. They are not in a good mental or spiritual place.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 18, 2021 08:35 AM (llXky)

But a lot of them aren't. And I find it interesting to see spiritual "leaders" on the side of all this destruction. I can't imagine they really believe the world will "build back better"/s after the ruination. I read that a college in the UK has named English the "language of the colonial oppressors" and is dumping SHakespeare. This utopia is demonic.

Posted by: CN at July 18, 2021 08:43 AM (ONvIw)

136 The young officer in the painting, wearing pantalon rouge, a top ten killer of Frenchmen when coupled with the Maxim gun in WW!.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin at July 18, 2021 08:43 AM (I58tH)

137 ...but there was so much confusion on both sides I don't know how much credence to put in that.
-----------------------
I saw Credence Clear Slaughter Revival open for Sparta!

Posted by: joey biden at July 18, 2021 08:44 AM (UHVv4)

138
The blonde reader is Judy Dench and the book has hypnotized her....now take of your negligble err negligee and proceed to a famous Porn career or a Moofie Star..same thing.

Posted by: Saf at July 18, 2021 08:44 AM (PgqFp)

139 Love that cartoon at the end of the post. I am now in the 8 and 9 stages.

Posted by: JTB at July 18, 2021 08:44 AM (7EjX1)

140 ---
JMC is run by SJWs at the moment. They were preponderant in my day, but the International Relations crowd was firewalled from it because we read Thucydides and studied Kissinger.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 18, 2021 08:40 AM (llXky

Professors Rubner and Schecter must have been around. The roommate briefly considered IR, but went into social work and had 6 kids instead.

Posted by: CN at July 18, 2021 08:45 AM (ONvIw)

141 And I continue with the 1960s adventures of the Sub-Mariner, Prince Namor (which is Roman spelled backward). And not much of that.

I try to read Ace's essays after work, but to keep from clogging my phone, I've been skipping most of Sefton's links (sorry!).

As for regular books -- ever hear of Buridan's ass -- the donkey that starved to death because it was the same distance between two piles of fodder and couldn't make up its mind which to eat? That's where I find myself.

But it's a new week, with new opportunities. Onward!

Posted by: Weak Geek today is a sexagenarian (who lacks sex) at July 18, 2021 08:46 AM (Om/di)

142
Who Dis was obviously untaught in how to sit on the furniture.

That said, Elke Sommer

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 18, 2021 08:47 AM (+2sc/)

143 Good morning, OM, good morning, Horde,

So...books!

Posted by: callsign claymore at July 18, 2021 08:47 AM (zyAtA)

144 Nah, just kidding and riffing on the Coomservatives in light of TPUSA/ConInc latest Big Tent embarrassment this time using Porn Stars to groom kids at events. SMDH

?

Details?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 18, 2021 08:48 AM (2JVJo)

145 #137 Off, shitty sock!

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at July 18, 2021 08:48 AM (UHVv4)

146
Discovery - a limerick

"Dash my wig!" the Brigadier said
(He should use a diff'rent phrase instead)
But try as he ought
He came up with naught
At least off the top of his head!

Posted by: Muldoon at July 18, 2021 08:49 AM (Xwt96)

147 IIRC, Judi Dench and Helen Mirren were always trying to out tart each other.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at July 18, 2021 08:50 AM (jvt6t)

148 Good writing is about ideas, not pretty long winded word.

Posted by: CowLic at July 18, 2021 08:50 AM (6hI5+)

149 Both books state that the battle could have just as easily been a rout of the Spartans
Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at July 18, 2021 08:30 AM



Well, dash my Corinthian helmets!

Posted by: zombie Leonidas at July 18, 2021 08:51 AM (DMUuz)

150 And for those who want to know the maturity ratings of books, Sky Tribe is quite YA friendly. Hardly any profanity (and what there is is mild, and in German), and no sex or situations. A few hands get kissed. Also the story is mostly standalone so reading the first two is not required.

Posted by: Sabrina Chase at July 18, 2021 08:52 AM (BSV0x)

151 Read This Is What Happened by Mick Herron which promised to be a spy thriller with a twist and it was certainly a twist - one that made me not like the book. Certainly an author's choice to head into issues of power and control, but not my taste in reading. However four books into his Slow Horses book list and liking those a lot about the cast off London spies.

Posted by: Charlotte at July 18, 2021 08:52 AM (Gzt/W)

152 Another long term side reading endeavor is a reread of Proust. I'm on the final volume of the Moncrieff/Kilmartin translation where Baron Charlus's snotty bitchy attitude (think a more erudite Malor) gets turned against him by a salon of social climbers taking advantage of his homo infatuation with a talented dolt of a musician to crush him. Not sure how this would be regarded by wacademia these days because pundits who've invested the time into studying this won't be sympathetic to a bunch of ignorant cunts telling them they're part of a nonexistent problem.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at July 18, 2021 08:53 AM (y7DUB)

153 In the now very tall to-be-read pile I've got Holland's Dominion, Moon Shot by Shepard & Slayton, and Everyday Drinking by Kingsley Amis (a man who knows a thing or two about his subject).

Posted by: Trimegistus at July 18, 2021 08:53 AM (QZxDR)

154 3 ... Lord Squirrel,

Keep going with the Lensman series. They get more 'space-opery' as they go and are fun all the way through. I first read them back in grade school, circa 1961, and have dipped back in ever since. My paperbacks are pretty much worn out but I found some compendiums to spare the aging paper and glue.

After the Lensman series, get started with Doc Smith's Skylark series. They are AT LEAST as over the top as the Lensman and fun, fun, fun. Keep in mind the first Skylark story was written in 1928.

Posted by: JTB at July 18, 2021 08:54 AM (7EjX1)

155 Hemingway, a long standing great. A drinker, a fisherman, a pugilist, just all around ... a good writer.

Posted by: CowLic at July 18, 2021 08:54 AM (6hI5+)

156 OK, folks, I have an errand to run and then it's back to my usual Sunday of sitting in the dark and feeling rotten.

Hope you all have a better day.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 18, 2021 08:54 AM (2JVJo)

157 I'm a sucker for the discount reference/picture books at Barnes and Noble, (they're great for idly browsing through watch watch tv or a movie) particularly the dinosaur reference books. So, the last time I was at B&N, I found a new dinosaur book, and bought it. But when I got home (a many-hour drive away) I discovered it wasn't so new. I had already bought that book, albeit in a previous printing, with a different trade dress and even a different page size....

Oh, well, I have nephews I can pass the book on to.

Alas, a recent bike crash means I won't be spending too much time outside this week. I might get a lot of reading done, but it will mostly be comic books. Gotta finish off 'Kull the Savage' and Jim Lee's run on X-Men.

Posted by: Castle Guy at July 18, 2021 08:54 AM (Lhaco)

158 I love/hate reading the book thread. I love it, because books. I hate it, because so many people read remarkable literature or educational non-fiction at such a soaring level that it makes me feel stupid for reading Agatha Christie for the fourth time through. I'm a books-as-entertainment person, so I fall quite low on the reader-scale.

Posted by: grammie winger at July 18, 2021 08:54 AM (45fpk)

159 @46 --

Hey, Eris, happy birthday!

Posted by: Weak Geek today is a sexagenarian (who lacks sex) at July 18, 2021 08:55 AM (Om/di)

160 Is it true that in those old expressions like "Dash my wig!" the word "dash" was literally representing a written "--" ? Like some modern person saying "bleep that." Anybody know if that's true?

Posted by: Trimegistus at July 18, 2021 08:55 AM (QZxDR)

161 Posted by: grammie winger at July 18, 2021 08:54 AM (45fpk)

I love Agatha Christie!

Posted by: CN at July 18, 2021 08:56 AM (ONvIw)

162 "so I fall quite low on the reader-scale."

Any reading is good.

Posted by: CowLic at July 18, 2021 08:56 AM (6hI5+)

163
Hope you all have a better day.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 18, 2021 08:54 AM (2JVJo)

Get some sunshine!

Posted by: CN at July 18, 2021 08:56 AM (ONvIw)

164 It's interesting that the library painting seems mainly to be a soldier's portrait, with the hat and sword in the foreground, and the soldier as the focus. It seems incongruous to me.

Posted by: artemis at July 18, 2021 08:57 AM (AwPyG)

165 Weak Geek, I find that if I wait another hour until he loads it up, it's easier on my phone to read Sefton's morning report on cutjibnewsletter.

You don't have the witty and insightful comment section that you get on AOS, but it uses a lot less power.

Posted by: April -- dash my lace wigs! at July 18, 2021 08:57 AM (OX9vb)

166 Greetings:

Old bald headed Lena,
Has anybody seen her.
Cute as she could be.

Don't wear no wig,
Cause her head's too big,
But she's alright with me.

Posted by: 11B40 at July 18, 2021 08:58 AM (evgyj)

167 I'm a books-as-entertainment person, so I fall quite low on the reader-scale.
Posted by: grammie winger at July 18, 2021 08:54 AM (45fpk)


You can tell me I'm full of shit at any time.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at July 18, 2021 08:58 AM (y7DUB)

168 164: I love it anyway.

Posted by: CN at July 18, 2021 08:58 AM (ONvIw)

169 Thanks for all the birthday huzzahs, folks.

Off to enjoy the day and cadge a steak dinner.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 18, 2021 08:59 AM (Dc2NZ)

170 After the Lensman series, get started with Doc Smith's Skylark series. They are AT LEAST as over the top as the Lensman and fun, fun, fun. Keep in mind the first Skylark story was written in 1928.
Posted by: JTB at July 18, 2021 08:54 AM (7EjX1)
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Oh, yeah! I definitely plan to finish the series. One of the pleasures I get from reading old sci-fi/space opera is seeing how it has influenced modern day authors. For instance, I can clearly see shades of E.E. "Doc" Smith in Stephen Baxter's writing....

Posted by: Lord Squirrel at July 18, 2021 08:59 AM (K5n5d)

171 I loved "First Lensman." Read it frequently in my 20s. I don't remember disposing of it, but I can't find it!

I read "Gray Lensman" much later, but I remember nothing about it.

I recently acquired "Galactic Patrol" but have yet to crack it.

I'm remiss.

Posted by: Weak Geek today is a sexagenarian (who lacks sex) at July 18, 2021 08:59 AM (Om/di)

172 That sounds interesting as it's a censored version of 'damned' I've always assumed.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at July 18, 2021 09:00 AM (UHVv4)

173 Thanks for all the birthday huzzahs, folks.

Off to enjoy the day and cadge a steak dinner.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 18, 2021 08:59 AM (Dc2NZ)


Increment the huzzahs by one from me.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at July 18, 2021 09:01 AM (y7DUB)

174 One of the more interesting things I discovered about the Lensman Saga is that it is in the public domain (expired copyright somehow) so it's freely available on the Internet for those so inclined. However, if you order a print copy from Amazon, you will most likely receive a copy that was printed and bound on the day you ordered it! In other words, just-in-time book production, which will show up on your doorstep a day or so later if you have Amazon Prime. Pretty amazing, when you stop to think about it.

Posted by: Lord Squirrel at July 18, 2021 09:02 AM (K5n5d)

175 Wonder if the officer in the painting survived Le Grande Guerre.

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at July 18, 2021 09:02 AM (5YmYl)

176 155 Hemingway, a long standing great. A drinker, a fisherman, a pugilist, just all around ... a good writer.
Posted by: CowLic at July 18, 2021 08:54 AM (6hI5+)

Islands in the Stream is a great book. Its a 3 part book that wraps 3 semi standalone stories into one book.

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 18, 2021 09:02 AM (yrol0)

177 It's interesting that the library painting seems mainly to be a soldier's portrait, with the hat and sword in the foreground, and the soldier as the focus. It seems incongruous to me.
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HALP US JON CARRY
WE'RE STICK IN IRAK

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at July 18, 2021 09:03 AM (UHVv4)

178 164 It's interesting that the library painting seems mainly to be a soldier's portrait, with the hat and sword in the foreground, and the soldier as the focus. It seems incongruous to me.
Posted by: artemis at July 18, 2021 08:57 AM (AwPyG)

In the Library with Colonel Mustard?

Posted by: Jak Sucio at July 18, 2021 09:03 AM (jvt6t)

179 This week, I finished up Smoke Bitten which is one of the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs. Underhill has put a gate to her domain into Mercy's back yard and through it an ancient magical creature has escaped, leaving Mercy to track it down and, um, name it.

Posted by: Cybersmythe at July 18, 2021 09:03 AM (17UTy)

180 still trying to collect the whole Lensman series, again, with the Jack Gaughan covers of the early 70's.
A fun read; and yes, good point about the election, Lord Squirrel, but we lack:
- a good central organization to keep "the Big Book"
- status as law enforcement to watch over polling places
- DeLameters

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we're not doing hash-in-nic anymore? (T/XHv) at July 18, 2021 09:04 AM (T/XHv)

181 grammie winger, I can relate. I'm somewhere in between.

I'm finding that some of my non-fiction choices are easier for me on audio book. I probably don't get as much out of them that way, but it doesn't put me to sleep to listen to them as opposed to actual reading.

I listened to Escape from Camp 14 this week, by Blaine Harden, a biographical account of a North Korean who escaped from the labor camp where he was born. It's a good reminder of what communism does to people.

Posted by: April -- dash my lace wigs! at July 18, 2021 09:05 AM (OX9vb)

182 128 failed proposal:

https://tinyurl.com/27b4s8fy

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 18, 2021 08:40 AM (yrol0)


Well, *that* did not work out as planned.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at July 18, 2021 09:05 AM (CK720)

183 Oh, and happy birthday, Eris !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we're not doing hash-in-nic anymore? (T/XHv) at July 18, 2021 09:06 AM (T/XHv)

184 They seem a bit solemn, too. The woman's dress is lavender, which was a color for the later stages of mourning. Or maybe they're just grumpy Victorians

Posted by: artemis at July 18, 2021 09:06 AM (AwPyG)

185 Lensman is a series that could never be written today. WAY too male-centric, specifically white-male centric, though race doesn't seem to really be mentioned much at all so far. I know a female Lensman shows up later in the series, but as of yet, it's pretty clear the Smith doesn't quite know how to write female characters. The Lensman was a boys' club from the get go.

Posted by: Lord Squirrel at July 18, 2021 09:07 AM (K5n5d)

186 160 Is it true that in those old expressions like "Dash my wig!" the word "dash" was literally representing a written "--" ? Like some modern person saying "bleep that." Anybody know if that's true?
Posted by: Trimegistus

****

That's an interesting take. I just figured it had to do with angrily throwing it, as in the form of "dashing against the rocks"

I can see a peeved olde gentleman pulling off his wig and dashing it on the ground.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 18, 2021 09:07 AM (Xwt96)

187
Well, *that* did not work out as planned.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at July 18, 2021 09:05 AM (CK720)

He just saved himself a life of misery it seems.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at July 18, 2021 09:07 AM (jvt6t)

188 "Islands in the Stream" I will take a look.

Sounds original, like Pulp Fiction the movie.

BTW, I have a collection of Agatha Christi on my shelves, just never read them.

Posted by: CowLic at July 18, 2021 09:08 AM (6hI5+)

189 I've been in a writing mood lately. Don't worry, no one else will see it. I'm thinking of essays on topics that interest me. This is intended as therapy, getting some serious bile out of my system, and hopefully exercise my brain.

Here's the reading related part. I found my copy of "The Typewriter Revolution" by Richard Polt. Published a few years ago, it deals with the growing interest in the uses and advantages of using manual typewriters. Polt is a good writer and makes the topics enjoyable to read. His website also has a ton of interesting information.

I don't want to distract the book thread with typewriter talk but I will say that when I got out my mid-1950s Olympia SM4 machine, the words started to flow. I really believe manual typewriters are about the best tool on the planet for first drafts. And since I don't have to worry about emailing the stuff, being compatible with an office system, or meeting deadlines, they are a pleasure to use.

Posted by: JTB at July 18, 2021 09:08 AM (7EjX1)

190 I am about 500 pages into LOTR. I am not a big fan of fantasy fiction, and I didn't like "The Hobbit" when I tried reading it as a teen, but LOTR immediately got my attention and kept it.

I have never seen the movies. I thought of giving the books a go when Holland described Tolkien as the best-selling Christian author of the 20th century. I vaguely knew that Tolkien was a devout Catholic but I didn't realize how Christian LOTR was until I started reading it. No spoilers, please, but I expect Hollywood downplayed that as much as they possibly could.

Posted by: Donna, now with 100% new and improved &&&&&&&&& at July 18, 2021 09:08 AM (HabA/)

191 failed proposal:

https://tinyurl.com/27b4s8fy

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 18, 2021 08:40 AM (yrol0)

Well, *that* did not work out as planned.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at July 18, 2021 09:05 AM (CK720)

I wonder if she caught a cab home?

Posted by: BignJames at July 18, 2021 09:09 AM (AwYPR)

192 Happy birthday, Eris!

Posted by: Donna, now with 100% new and improved &&&&&&&&& at July 18, 2021 09:09 AM (HabA/)

193 No spoilers, please, but I expect Hollywood downplayed that as much as they possibly could.
Posted by: Donna, now with 100% new and improved &&&&&&&&& at July 18, 2021 09:08 AM (HabA/)
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Oh, yes they did. However, Jackson's adaptation was about as faithful to the spirit of the LOTR as we are ever likely to get.

Posted by: Lord Squirrel at July 18, 2021 09:10 AM (K5n5d)

194 Donna has to be a rare reader of LotR these days, bravo for that effort. Can't imagine a kid having that chance.

Posted by: Skip at July 18, 2021 09:11 AM (Cxk7w)

195 Hiya Donna of the Ampersands !

Posted by: JT at July 18, 2021 09:11 AM (arJlL)

196 I was at a get-together yesterday and I met a man who was taste in books couldn't have been more different than mine.

Something about immigration patterns in Italy in the nineteenth century. Oh, and he assured me there were pages and pages of footnotes which supported the author's claims.

Posted by: artemis at July 18, 2021 09:12 AM (AwPyG)

197 160 Is it true that in those old expressions like "Dash my wig!" the word "dash" was literally representing a written "--" ? Like some modern person saying "bleep that." Anybody know if that's true?

Posted by: Trimegistus at July 18, 2021 08:55 AM (QZxDR)


Interesting idea, but it may be more related to expressions of exasperation, i.e. "dash it all!"

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at July 18, 2021 09:13 AM (CK720)

198 Hi, JT!

Posted by: Donna, now with 100% new and improved &&&&&&&&& at July 18, 2021 09:14 AM (HabA/)

199 Greetings Horde! Hope all is well.
Re-reading Gates of Fire- the Stephen Pressfield book on the Battle of Thermopylae. A classic.

I've been listening to a lot of Tim Pool and Jack Murphy podcasts. Jack has been discussing his reading of the classics- as in ancient Greek and Roman ones. He is finding some excellent advice, anecdotes, and it is helping him on his spiritual journey. Does anyone on here have a recommended classic they can point me toward? I've heard Epicurian is pretty good too.

Posted by: Secret Squirrel at July 18, 2021 09:14 AM (wiBDh)

200 Lord Squirrel

Lensman series! What fun as a lad. Formative as a youth.

Ryk E. Spoor has added panache to the idea of that type of Space Opera with his Grand Central Arena series. With a winning female protagonist, so you know you are in the 21st Century.

And I so wish the election in First Lensmanturned out that way here. Alas.
Too few Kimball Kinnisons and not enough Nadrecks.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at July 18, 2021 09:15 AM (u82oZ)

201 In addition to "The Typewriter Revolution", Richard Polt has edited several books of short stories on the use and value of manual typewriters. Each book has a theme, horror/suspense, post-technical world, etc. Each story is shown in the machine's typeface the writer used which, for me, makes the reading easier. And the writing is excellent. Varied but creative and well written. I've been hopping through the books and reading stories as the title appeals.

I'm not usually a fan of short fiction (essays are another matter) but these have been wonderful.

Posted by: JTB at July 18, 2021 09:15 AM (7EjX1)

202 I was at a get-together yesterday and I met a man who was taste in books couldn't have been more different than mine.

Something about immigration patterns in Italy in the nineteenth century. Oh, and he assured me there were pages and pages of footnotes which supported the author's claims.
Posted by: artemis

Was it a dark and stormy night ? Did a dog bark in the distance ? Did a shot ring out ? Did a woman scream ?

Posted by: JT at July 18, 2021 09:16 AM (arJlL)

203 144 Nah, just kidding and riffing on the Coomservatives in light of TPUSA/ConInc latest Big Tent embarrassment this time using Porn Stars to groom kids at events. SMDH

?

Details?
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 18, 2021 08:48 AM (2JVJo)


A pr0n performer who goes by the name of "Brandi Love", and who claims to be a conservative, got booed off the stage at some Con Inc event, CPAC maybe?

Heap big scandal.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at July 18, 2021 09:16 AM (CK720)

204 126 "Windswept House" is fiction, if fiction means you change some names and facts to avoid getting whacked by hitmen.

Posted by: callsign claymore at July 18, 2021 09:16 AM (zyAtA)

205 All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread)

Happy Birthday. May your future be as bright as your dreams.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at July 18, 2021 09:16 AM (u82oZ)

206 So after I finish Windswept House, I'll move back to Finney and read the sequel to Time and Again. I'll need something less, quite frankly, frightening.

Posted by: CN at July 18, 2021 09:17 AM (ONvIw)

207 Finished First Lensman yesterday, the second book in the Lensman Saga. Although the space battles are quite toned down from Triplanetary, there is still plenty of action to go around.

Posted by: Lord Squirrel at July 18, 2021 08:12 AM


That book contains what is, no doubt, the best engineering insult ever devised: "I could swallow a handful of metal filings and puke a better emergency backup pump than that."

I often adapt it to my own situation.

Posted by: Cybersmythe at July 18, 2021 09:17 AM (17UTy)

208 204 126 "Windswept House" is fiction, if fiction means you change some names and facts to avoid getting whacked by hitmen.
Posted by: callsign claymore at July 18, 2021 09:16 AM (zyAtA)

Do you think the early section about the "enthronement" were real? How hideous if true.

Posted by: CN at July 18, 2021 09:18 AM (ONvIw)

209 Haven't read it. In addition to Payne, I'm reading G.K. Chesterton's Orthodoxy, which is full of stuff applicable to the present day. I need to read his Heretics, as the two go together.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 18, 2021 08:30 AM (llXky)
_________

I'm in the minority, putting Orthodoxy even above the Everlasting Man. Especially for the chapter, The Ethics of Elfland. (Though I don't recall him mentioning it, it clearly influenced Lewis.)

Heretics was the first GKC I read. Best, IIRC, was Mr McCabe and a Divine Frivolity. We've put together one bookcase of GKC, CSL, Waugh, and those associated. The one next to it is 100% Wodehouse.

Posted by: Eeyore at July 18, 2021 09:18 AM (7X3UV)

210 I've been reading The Fall of Fortresses by Elmer Bendiner. It is two books in one in two different voices. The first is the reminiscences of the young navigator that he was during his tour on B-17s including both the disastrous Schweinfurt raids. The other, more bitter voice, is his research 35 years later on the whys and wherefores of those and other raids. In addition, you get his anecdotes about growing up in the '20s and '30s.

The bitterness arises as much from callousness of a misunderstanding high command as from the actual losses. The Schweinfurt arose from a casual comment at a party at the Swedish ambassador's in D.C. It was seen as an opportunity to win the war against the rival services as well as the war against the Nazis. Although sold to the men as winning the war in afternoon but they used the wrong bombs in the wrong way and didn't follow up in a timely way and ball bearing supply was barely affected. As their beautiful dream died, so did the men. On the first raid 8/17/43, the author's group put up 18 B-17s. On the second raid seven weeks later on 10/14/43, only four crew from the first raid were available.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at July 18, 2021 09:19 AM (d9FiS)

211 My favorites: The Road, The Sun Also Rises, and The Old Man and the Sea.

Maybe guy stuff and too dark for women.

Posted by: CowLic at July 18, 2021 09:22 AM (6hI5+)

212 Details?
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 18, 2021 08:48 AM (2JVJo)

A pr0n performer who goes by the name of "Brandi Love", and who claims to be a conservative, got booed off the stage at some Con Inc event, CPAC maybe?

Heap big scandal.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professiona

VIP guest to TPUSA event specifically for 15-26 year olds. Literal grooming on top of everything else like human and child trafficking, addiction, failed relationships and families, child exploitation, abortions, ect...
Unreal.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 18, 2021 09:22 AM (T5wjB)

213 Everyday Drinking by Kingsley Amis (a man who knows a thing or two about his subject).
Posted by: Trimegistus at July 18, 2021 08:53 AM (QZxDR)


Love Kingsley Amis! Huge influence on my writing.

"On Drink" is a tremendous amount of fun. If you're on the same wavelength as Amis' humor. Esp. "The Mean Sod's Guide" portion for entertaining. Plus, actual useful advice. Maybe "ED" is a compilation of the three books he wrote on drinking.

Speaking of Misotheism, Amis wrote an excellent serious novel around that topic titled,

"The Anti-Death League", which was considered by Anthony Burgess to be one of the greatest 99 Novels of the 20th Century(along with one of Amis' comic novels, "Lucky Jim").

Posted by: naturalfake at July 18, 2021 09:23 AM (5NkmN)

214 Haven't been here for a while. My reading the last several months has been concentrated on WWI at sea. (Imagine that!) I won't bore people with them, but I will recommend two.

One is After Jutland, by James Goldrick. It's N Europe, in the period the title describes. One nice thing is that it looks a lot at the Baltic, which isn't so often done. And more rarely done well.

The other is the one that hooked me, back in 6th Grade. The World Crisis, by Churchill. It is literally true that the effect then was on the same level as discovering that girls were not what I had thought. Totally enchanting. He's not all that accurate, especially about ship design. But, as a friend said, "It's scary how well he writes." Churchill can actually invoke suspense about actions I know only too well. At least for me.

Posted by: Eeyore at July 18, 2021 09:23 AM (7X3UV)

215 I complained I had no time to read; then I met a man who read only 19th Century Italian immigration patterns.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at July 18, 2021 09:24 AM (UHVv4)

216 Maybe guy stuff and too dark for women.
Posted by: CowLic at July 18, 2021 09:22 AM (6hI5+)

I haven't read the Cormac McCarthy book, but lots of ettes have read the Hemingway books

Posted by: CN at July 18, 2021 09:24 AM (ONvIw)

217 I don't know if I read that manual typewriter book but it sure rings a bell.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at July 18, 2021 09:26 AM (UHVv4)

218 I liked the shots at advertising that Smith took in "First Lensman."

Also in that book, he mentioned a woman who was (I paraphrase) "shamefully neglected for lack of space, although she was never neglected anywhere else, in view of the fact that she would become the wife of one Lensman and the mother of another."

Question for fellow Lensman enthusiasts: What do you think the spaceships looked like? I envision them as saucers.

Posted by: Weak Geek today is a sexagenarian (who lacks sex) at July 18, 2021 09:26 AM (Om/di)

219 Misotheism. God is love, so why so much hate from certain sectors of society?

Posted by: CowLic at July 18, 2021 09:26 AM (6hI5+)

220 Still Reading about the Ottomans in WWI. The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East by Eugene Rogan is not a great book. Written in 2016, it has too much on politics and not enough operational military history.

But the Armenian Genocide is well covered.
I read ahead, and the Turks were trying to keep from being dismembered as a nation after they lost WWI. They put the leaders responsible for the Genocide on trial. 13 were sentenced to death, and three hanged. Still did not help.

The rest of the leaders had left the country, like for Berlin. The Armenian survivors organized, and assassinated 2 of the 3 main leaders of the Genocide. The 3rd was killed by the Soviets acting as anti-revolutionary troops in the USSR.

Food for thought.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at July 18, 2021 09:26 AM (u82oZ)

221 @215

Everybody's different! That's why book clubs are so much fun--you're an Agatha-Christie-type, and the person in charge of choosing wants to read the Italian immigration tome.

Posted by: artemis at July 18, 2021 09:27 AM (AwPyG)

222 Something about immigration patterns in Italy in the nineteenth century.

*****

One of my favorite topics...

...oh wait...

I thought you said 'emigration patterns'. Never mind.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 18, 2021 09:28 AM (Xwt96)

223 Now, how about a James Bond parody? Or, more precisely, James Bond meets Avengers meets Knives Out?
_________

Alec Waugh wrote one, A Spy in the Family. Really didn't do much for me, but it is an inside joke; Fleming's wife was related to the Waughs.

The plot description reminds me of Michael Gilbert's 92nd Tiger. In that, the hero is a Brit actor who plays a spy on a TV show, The Tiger. The show is being cancelled after 91 episodes. Then the king of a tiny Persian Gulf state hires him to be his military/espionage advisor.

Ends up fighting a coup by Baathists. Not at his very best level, but still a lot of fun.

Posted by: Eeyore at July 18, 2021 09:29 AM (7X3UV)

224 I don't know if I read that manual typewriter book but it sure 'rings a bell'.
Posted by: andycanuck

Perfect example of what I'm reading in Metaphors We Live By. Now I see metaphors everywhere!

Posted by: squeakywheel at July 18, 2021 09:29 AM (H3YxZ)

225 Weak Geek today is a sexagenarian

Happy Birthday. And many more. (But no singing.)

The Kimball Kinnison fleet ships were mostly spherical, with large motors out the back. Think Maulers and Screen Ships.

They had stealth one-man spacecraft like wedges.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at July 18, 2021 09:29 AM (u82oZ)

226 These are the "voluntary extinction" wankers and the type that become death camp guards.

Posted by: Cato, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at July 18, 2021 08:38 AM (wms5/)

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No. They consider themselves too good for that kind of work. That's the fundamental weakness of the leftist would-be revolutionaries - they all think they will be the leaders of vast armies that will magically appear to fulfill their fantastic plans. Yet they show such contempt for people beneath them that no one will show up.

I know I bring this up often, but while many police agencies have disgraced themselves, at least as many have taken a firm stand for law and the constitution. Moreover, those police agencies that *have* carried out the edicts are suffering high attrition.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 18, 2021 09:29 AM (llXky)

227 I thought misotheists believed in the healing power of chicken soup??

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at July 18, 2021 09:30 AM (UHVv4)

228 Hating God: The Untold Story of Misotheism by Bernard Schweizer.

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I watched The E,orcism of Roland Doe on Discovery + about the true life story upon which The Exorcist was based. How bad was the demonic possession? So bad the Lutherans and Catholics joined forces to defeat it. Very interesting.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at July 18, 2021 09:31 AM (d9FiS)

229 Regarding "The War on Small Business: How the Government Used the Pandemic to Crush the Backbone of America":


This is exactly right. I am glad that someone else really gets it. Small business owners are as much of a Trump / Tea Party constituency as you can imagine, and they got slaughtered wholesale, almost like that was the plan.


Something like 40% of restaurants/bars have been permanently snuffed. Big box stores were allowed to remain open while small businesses selling the same products were locked down for many months, forcing many to close permanently. The PPP relief was a small percentage of the lost revenue for many. Small business owners typically must personally guarantee their loans, so it bankrupted many and will be 10 years before they can try again. If they are foolish enough to bother, knowing that the government can arbitrary shut them down or restrict them at will.

Posted by: cool breeze at July 18, 2021 09:31 AM (UGKMd)

230 No cliff's notes for the immigration tome, so you can't even fake it.

Posted by: artemis at July 18, 2021 09:31 AM (AwPyG)

231 208 CN, that hideous event occurred.

We're up against a cadre of Judas Iscariot clergy... wolves in wool, who knowingly work for the other side.

If you drill down on the recent, idolatrous pachamama events at the Vatican, concluding with the offering of the dragon bowl on the altar at Mass at St. Peter's, you can smoke out a clear pattern of deliberate insults to the martyrs, saints, the Mother of God, and the Most Holy Trinity.

Ann Barnhardt has invaluable info about that on her website.

Posted by: callsign claymore at July 18, 2021 09:31 AM (zyAtA)

232 A group of more than 120 retired military officers sound an alert that there is an influential Marxist movement taking hold in the U.S., which they say poses a threat to the American people.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 18, 2021 09:31 AM (Irn0L)

233 "The Anti-Death League", which was considered by Anthony Burgess to be one of the greatest 99 Novels of the 20th Century(along with one of Amis' comic novels, "Lucky Jim").
Posted by: naturalfake at July 18, 2021 09:23 AM (5NkmN)


That Burgess book is just full of great, mostly currently overlooked, suggestions. Not reading Finnegan's Wake though but probably will Faulkner's The Mansion assuming I don't have to read the two preceding Snopes volumes.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at July 18, 2021 09:32 AM (y7DUB)

234 "too many think government is the solution. In reality, government is the problem."

Corruption is the problem, a cancer that metastasized inside government. We need a (healthy) government that is big enough to control a military, with an "internal force as powerful and well funded as our military". heh

Well, we DO need that second part, but it has to fight the right enemies (economic and military), not fight "we the people".

The DeepState is an outside (and globalist) force, that confiscated our government. But we do need a "Big Gov", big enough to control borders, and handle BigCorp with enforced laws that stop censorship and break up monopolies, that will act against China, not aid it.

Maybe States can claw back enough power to reclaim the election process, and then maybe a new AG prosecutes/hangs those that ran the coup from within. That type government (by the people, for the people) is still the best hope for relatively peaceful resolution ... Junta grows every day, China is on the march.

Posted by: illiniwek at July 18, 2021 09:32 AM (Cus5s)

235 Question for fellow Lensman enthusiasts: What do you think the spaceships looked like? I envision them as saucers.
Posted by: Weak Geek today is a sexagenarian (who lacks sex) at July 18, 2021 09:26 AM (Om/di)
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I'm pretty sure they refer to them as spherical, though few real details are ever given. The sphere being the optimal geometric object for traveling in space (volume/surface area ratio).

Posted by: Lord Squirrel at July 18, 2021 09:32 AM (K5n5d)

236 Alec Waugh wrote one, A Spy in the Family.
Really didn't do much for me, but it is an inside joke; Fleming's wife
was related to the Waughs.




Posted by: Eeyore at July 18, 2021 09:29 AM (7X3UV)

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Wow, bringing the elder Waugh brother into the bookthread! That makes this super-official.

For many years Alec Waugh was the famous one and Evelyn lived in his older brother's shadow (and was blackballed from Sherbourne because of Alec's book implying homosexuality in the school).

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 18, 2021 09:32 AM (llXky)

237 "for law and the constitution" The law is decided by the courts, not kids just out of the police academy who carry guns.

Posted by: CowLic at July 18, 2021 09:32 AM (6hI5+)

238 226: And I think you're right. Their dislike for those who "can't understand" their vision is very off putting for some who would probably be allies. I do, however, think that the looters and burners would not hesitate to jump to "camp guards". If what you read is true, the 1/6 people are being treated very badly in DC.

Posted by: CN at July 18, 2021 09:33 AM (ONvIw)

239 Now I see metaphors everywhere!
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But should we instead turn a blind eye to metaphors??

Posted by: zombie horatio lord nelson at July 18, 2021 09:34 AM (UHVv4)

240 232 A group of more than 120 retired military officers sound an alert that there is an influential Marxist movement taking hold in the U.S., which they say poses a threat to the American people.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 18, 2021 09:31 AM (Irn0L)

The work of the obamunist devils

Posted by: CN at July 18, 2021 09:34 AM (ONvIw)

241 If you drill down on the recent, idolatrous
pachamama events at the Vatican, concluding with the offering of the
dragon bowl on the altar at Mass at St. Peter's, you can smoke out a
clear pattern of deliberate insults to the martyrs, saints, the Mother
of God, and the Most Holy Trinity.



Ann Barnhardt has invaluable info about that on her website.



Posted by: callsign claymore at July 18, 2021 09:31 AM (zyAtA)

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This is why Francis is a good thing. These people were always there, working in the shadows. Francis has caused them to expose themselves because they think they're about to win. Pride once again comes before the fall.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 18, 2021 09:35 AM (llXky)

242 Dash my wigs by Jove, Brand is in a sticky spot.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 18, 2021 09:36 AM (yZLdk)

243 yeah, that General Milley seems like he is straight out of Dr. Strangelove

Posted by: artemis at July 18, 2021 09:36 AM (AwPyG)

244 Question for fellow Lensman enthusiasts: What do you think the spaceships looked like? I envision them as saucers.
Posted by: Weak Geek today is a sexagenarian (who lacks sex) at July 18, 2021 09:26 AM (Om/di)
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Oh, and some of them (the smaller ones) are described as the classic cigar shape we all know and love from pulp science fiction magazines...

Posted by: Lord Squirrel at July 18, 2021 09:37 AM (K5n5d)

245 (and was blackballed from Sherbourne because of Alec's book implying homosexuality in the school)

I heard there was gambling too...

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at July 18, 2021 09:37 AM (y7DUB)

246 Weak Geek today is a sexagenarian

Galactic Patrol is the best of the Lensman series.

The entire series appeals to my desire for satisfying story arcs.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at July 18, 2021 09:37 AM (u82oZ)

247 @225 --

Thanks, Salty.

I don't understand your description, sorry. Maulers and screen ships?

This might be one time in which a good movie is needed.

Posted by: Weak Geek today is a sexagenarian (who lacks sex) at July 18, 2021 09:37 AM (Om/di)

248 I do, however, think that the looters and burners
would not hesitate to jump to "camp guards".

Posted by: CN at July 18, 2021 09:33 AM (ONvIw)

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There are very few of these people though. It seems like more because they get arrested five or more times but never held.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 18, 2021 09:37 AM (llXky)

249 Mein Fuhrer! I can woke!

Posted by: general milley at July 18, 2021 09:38 AM (UHVv4)

250 This is my favorite thread of the week. Thanks, as always, OM.

But I must away to cook the dog food. See you later horde, and have a wonderful day!

Posted by: April -- dash my lace wigs! at July 18, 2021 09:38 AM (OX9vb)

251 A group of more than 120 retired military officers sound an alert that there is an influential Marxist movement taking hold in the U.S., which they say poses a threat to the American people.
Posted by: Nevergiveup

What was their first clue?

Posted by: Infidel at July 18, 2021 09:38 AM (dYrVA)

252 This is why Francis is a good thing. These people were always there, working in the shadows. Francis has caused them to expose themselves because they think they're about to win. Pride once again comes before the fall.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 18, 2021 09:35 AM (llXky)
_________

Trouble is that Francis (or Liberius II, as I call him) has decided to make Peter look like a piker. Peter, after all, denied Christ only three times.

Posted by: Eeyore at July 18, 2021 09:38 AM (7X3UV)

253 When you think about it, the fact that a Pope was simply replaced is about as weird as halting the vote counting in the swing states in the middles of the night, and putting up cardboard on the windows of the buildings. We live in troubling times, that the bad guys are so bold

Posted by: artemis at July 18, 2021 09:38 AM (AwPyG)

254 Except Milley is the epitome, the apogee, of Perversity of Essence.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 18, 2021 09:39 AM (yZLdk)

255 249 Mein Fuhrer! I can woke!
Posted by: general milley at July 18, 2021 09:38 AM (UHVv4)

You can't be woke in here!! This is the War Room!!

Posted by: Jak Sucio at July 18, 2021 09:39 AM (jvt6t)

256 Good Sunday morning, horde!

Carol Roth's book must have been mentioned in the blog during the past week, because I have it on my list already. After I read it, I'm going to gift it to my children and hope they read it. Someone needs to put them some knowledge, because, apparently, I did not do a good job of that.
Posted by: April -- dash my lace wigs! at July 18, 2021 08:07 AM (OX9vb)

I just ordered the book yesterday, after having listened to her on Michael Malice's podcast. Frankly, I'm not sure the book will offer anything I don't already know, except more facts and details, but I believe in ordering books from authors who are taking on these topics that no one else is.

That's why I also ordered Abigail Shrier's book. By the way, I order ON Amazon, but not FROM Amazon.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 18, 2021 09:39 AM (hku12)

257 I'm old enough that I always knew Judi Dench had a bod. In HS, we were TOLD we had to watch Midsummer Night's Dream on PBS. Even with the green body paint, it made an impression on us all.

Posted by: Eeyore at July 18, 2021 09:40 AM (7X3UV)

258 "for law and the constitution" The law is decided by the courts, not kids just out of the police academy who carry guns.


Posted by: CowLic at July 18, 2021 09:32 AM (6hI5+)

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At the point of action, it is up to each individual to decide what they will do. "Following orders" is no longer a viable excuse.

There have been many, many examples of law enforcement agencies or officials (often county sheriffs) announcing they would not use police power to enforce various edicts. Those agencies that have been the most strident are often the ones with the highest rate of attrition (retirements, resignations), which does not bode well for their side in a future conflict.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 18, 2021 09:40 AM (llXky)

259 "Small business owners are as much of a Trump / Tea Party constituency as you can imagine, and they got slaughtered wholesale, almost like that was the plan."

They make their enemies list pretty clear, as we just saw with their demand that Cuban refugees will be sent back to country of origin (to face death). No Trump voters Allowed, but Biden will use the military to transport the coyote human cargo for free.

Same with 1/6 protester grandmothers and the dawn raids, versus BLM/Antifa slash and burners that get released. ... Or the reopened doors for China and Iran ... long list of Junta attacks on America.

Posted by: illiniwek at July 18, 2021 09:40 AM (Cus5s)

260 Speaking of dashing somebody's wig, imagine the look on the face of an indigenous savage the first time he went to scalp a British officer.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 18, 2021 09:41 AM (Xwt96)

261 Time to go to Mass! See everyone next week!

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 18, 2021 09:41 AM (llXky)

262 How do you people ever see this site on a phone?

Posted by: Skip at July 18, 2021 09:42 AM (Cxk7w)

263 Thank Sweet Baby Jesus, Milley and Pence failed to follow the dear leaders intonations.

Posted by: CowLic at July 18, 2021 09:42 AM (6hI5+)

264 I love the way it's been completely memory-holed that, when Covid shut everything down, people like Trudeau and Prince Charles took to the airwaves to openly preach it as an opportunity to install communism. In case you've forgotten, they all said, "You won't own anything, but you'll be happy."

Not mentioned much, because I think it gave the game away.

Posted by: artemis at July 18, 2021 09:42 AM (AwPyG)

265 232 A group of more than 120 retired military officers sound an alert that there is an influential Marxist movement taking hold in the U.S., which they say poses a threat to the American people.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 18, 2021 09:31 AM (Irn0L)


And I wonder what these > 120 retired military officers were doing to stop this Marxist movement before they retired? Anything? Why are we just hearing about this from them now?

I'm catching a distinct whiff of something rotten. It's either cowardice, failure theatre, or both.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at July 18, 2021 09:43 AM (CK720)

266 Marxism? Huh. How many Eastern Bloc immigrants are/were agents? Enough, apparently.

Posted by: klaftern at July 18, 2021 09:44 AM (r4sI4)

267 WTH, just saw a commercial fora whopping cough vaccine. It's a mystery why it may becoming a problem here.

Posted by: Infidel at July 18, 2021 09:44 AM (dYrVA)

268 The best writing keeps it short. Dickens, not a huge fan.

Posted by: CowLic at July 18, 2021 09:44 AM (6hI5+)

269 When you think about it, the fact that a Pope was simply replaced is about as weird as halting the vote counting in the swing states in the middles of the night, and putting up cardboard on the windows of the buildings. We live in troubling times, that the bad guys are so bold
Posted by: artemis at July 18, 2021 09:38 AM (AwPyG)

Not unlike the US of A, the Catholic Church is not going to reconcile the two separate parts. It's just not.

So we're in the phase of nobody really being happy, because neither side has really been vanquished, but we're not yet at the part where reasonable people figure out how to split the thing along natural lines. We many never get to that part. Or there may be lots of blood first.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 18, 2021 09:44 AM (hku12)

270 260 Speaking of dashing somebody's wig, imagine the look on the face of an indigenous savage the first time he went to scalp a British officer.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 18, 2021 09:41 AM (Xwt96)


"Hey look at this guy, Running Bear. He's pre-scalped!"

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at July 18, 2021 09:45 AM (CK720)

271 I heard there was gambling too...
Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at July 18, 2021 09:37 AM


Were you as shocked as I?

Posted by: Captain Renault at July 18, 2021 09:45 AM (DMUuz)

272 In an effort to try to figure out where England went so wrong, I've been listening to Orwell [The Road to Wigan Pier] and London [People of the Abyss]. (Audiobooks, eyesight.)

Conditions in England in the early 20th C.really explain the fatal grip the totalitarian state has for the English.

Posted by: ahem at July 18, 2021 09:46 AM (NZGft)

273 268 The best writing keeps it short.

Posted by: CowLic at July 18, 2021 09:44 AM (6hI5+)


Short, you say?

Well, dash my wigs!

Posted by: Leo Tolstoy at July 18, 2021 09:46 AM (CK720)

274 OT: Breaking News: A group of whitewater kayakers petitioned the mayor of Glenwood Springs, asking him to issue an executive order banning canoes, drift boats and inflatable rafts from a popular stretch of the Colorado River. The mayor declined, stating, "You can't have your kayaks and edicts, too!"

Posted by: Muldoon at July 18, 2021 09:46 AM (Xwt96)

275 Interesting idea, but it may be more related to expressions of exasperation, i.e. "dash it all!"

Which is an expression that makes much more sense if you replace "dash" (or "--") with the explicative of your choice.

Posted by: Oddbob at July 18, 2021 09:47 AM (nfrXX)

276 264 Yup, the bad guys have slipped up here and there. Another tell is where "Covid 19 lockdowns" get called "climate lockdowns" in the same pull quotes.

CV19 is communism in hospital scrubs.

Posted by: callsign claymore at July 18, 2021 09:47 AM (zyAtA)

277 WTH, just saw a commercial fora whopping cough vaccine. It's a mystery why it may becoming a problem here.
Posted by: Infidel at July 18, 2021 09:44 AM (dYrVA)

Say, we sure do seem to be seeing a lot more swarthy foreigners around these days. And hobos.

In a totally separate and not at all related story, the creepin' crud diseases sure do seem to be on the rise.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 18, 2021 09:47 AM (hku12)

278 Tolstoy, summed up what all gods have in common. A single word.

Posted by: CowLic at July 18, 2021 09:48 AM (6hI5+)

279 Speaking of dashing somebody's wig, imagine the look on the face of an indigenous savage the first time he went to scalp offer a British officer a scoop of Prairie Crab dip.
Posted by: Muldoon at July 18, 2021 09:41 AM


Fixed for Political Correctness for you.

Posted by: Elizabeth W. at July 18, 2021 09:49 AM (DMUuz)

280 yeah, that General Milley seems like he is straight out of Dr. Strangelove
Posted by: artemis at July 18, 2021 09:36 AM (AwPyG)

And not in a good way

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 18, 2021 09:49 AM (Irn0L)

281 OT: Breaking News: A group of whitewater kayakers petitioned the mayor of Glenwood Springs, asking him to issue an executive order banning canoes, drift boats and inflatable rafts from a popular stretch of the Colorado River. The mayor declined, stating, "You can't have your kayaks and edicts, too!"
Posted by: Muldoon at July 18, 2021 09:46 AM (Xwt96)

I hear the kayakers have become a lot more violent. One faction goes by the motto: "Tip a canoe, and tire irons too!"

Posted by: BurtTC at July 18, 2021 09:49 AM (hku12)

282 Have to feed the canines. At least Hitler liked dogs.

Posted by: CowLic at July 18, 2021 09:50 AM (6hI5+)

283 Ya know, OM always posts these photos of glorious libraries from distant lands, and it makes me wonder... Has *any* country besides the US given its libraries over to the vagrants, so that normies can no longer go in and read? Or is this is a purely American social disease?

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 18, 2021 09:50 AM (7Ttpp)

284 They make their enemies list pretty clear, as we just saw with their demand that Cuban refugees will be sent back to country of origin (to face death). ...
Posted by: illiniwek at July 18, 2021 09:40 AM (Cus5s)
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Why would we want to let wreckers and kulaks into our country??

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 18, 2021 09:51 AM (EZebt)

285 At least Hitler liked dogs.

Posted by: CowLic at July 18, 2021 09:50 AM (6hI5+)

Obama, too.

Posted by: BignJames at July 18, 2021 09:51 AM (AwYPR)

286 re Francis. It's well past time for faithful bishops and cardinals to investigate Pope Benedict XVI's abdication, conclave, and the words and deeds of Francis.

There are severe problems with the Holy Father's abdication, which is probably invalid.

Francis is not a Catholic. He's openly hostile to Christ's Church. A five year old could see that.



Posted by: callsign claymore at July 18, 2021 09:52 AM (zyAtA)

287 I started Dominion by Tom Holland. I liked it but stalled early with a big chapter about the apostle Paul. I did buy Persian Fire (don't expect it to blot out the sun) and his Julius Caesar book.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 18, 2021 09:52 AM (ybIRR)

288 @272

If you can find the pics on the internet, the English have been running circles around the Americans in terms of openly protesting the lockdowns. Huge crowds.

And an English guy named Paul Joseph Watson (@prisonplanet) put out a scathing video after the questionable EURO championship soccer game, basically claiming that the government was using alleged "racist tweets" about the loss to ban conservatives from social media. It's epic, and worth a watch.

Posted by: artemis at July 18, 2021 09:53 AM (AwPyG)

289 Nice pants. I think Mrs D makes them. It explains the silk screen equipment in her sewing room.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 18, 2021 09:54 AM (axyOa)

290 281 OT: Breaking News:

Posted by: Muldoon at July 18, 2021 09:46 AM (Xwt96)


Yeah, it's broken, all right.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at July 18, 2021 09:54 AM (CK720)

291 WTH, just saw a commercial fora whopping cough vaccine. It's a mystery why it may becoming a problem here.
Posted by: Infidel at July 18, 2021 09:44 AM (dYrVA)
Say, we sure do seem to be seeing a lot more swarthy foreigners around these days. And hobos.
In a totally separate and not at all related story, the creepin' crud diseases sure do seem to be on the rise.
Posted by: BurtTC at July 18, 2021 09:47 AM (hku12)


What ever happened to the snazzy new polio-like disease, which caused paralysis in children and just coincidentally showed up during the Obama Mistake, when -

they encouraged illegal immigration and helped the illegals disappear by shuttling them all around the country and the disease appeared where the illegals had been shuttled to.

That inconvenient disease sure disappeared from the news fast.

Bu-u-u-u-t, I'm sure that couldn't happen again now that Biden's doing the exact same thing only more so.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 18, 2021 09:54 AM (5NkmN)

292 @286

And it's a similar situation to the Marxist military; why did everyone allow this to happen?

Posted by: artemis at July 18, 2021 09:55 AM (AwPyG)

293 Why are we just hearing about this from them now?

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My guess? Officers are prohibited from engaging in politics, and only people on the Right follow that rule, or have it enforced on them.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 18, 2021 09:55 AM (7Ttpp)

294 It's epic, and worth a watch.
Posted by: artemis at July 18, 2021 09:53 AM (AwPyG)

Paul Joseph Watson is always good and scathing. I subscribe to his Summit News.

Posted by: Ordinary American at July 18, 2021 09:56 AM (D9vwz)

295 Which is an expression that makes much more sense if you replace "dash" (or "--") with the explicative of your choice.

*****

dictionary.com lists 21 different senses of the word 'dash', 16 of which imply violence, suddenness or destructiveness.

And the description of the dash as punctuation describes a hesitation or pause in the text, rather than a substitution.

That would tend to argue against "Dash my wig" meaning, "Blankety-blank my wig"

Posted by: Muldoon at July 18, 2021 09:56 AM (Xwt96)

296 So do I understand it correctly that many people heard the sounds of gunfire in Southeast DC last night?
The deuce you say.
Dash my wigs.

Posted by: Just Wondering at July 18, 2021 09:56 AM (jYQlA)

297 That inconvenient disease sure disappeared from the news fast.

Bu-u-u-u-t, I'm sure that couldn't happen again now that Biden's doing the exact same thing only more so.
Posted by: naturalfake at July 18, 2021 09:54 AM (5NkmN)

All of which is to say one of our more fundamental problems right now is the absolute lockdown on information from the corporate media, and the oligarchs working as hard as they can to shut down alternate media.

Including personal texts. Jen Psucky's comment about working with farcebook should have been an alarming blast that would wake up the country to who these people are, but apparently it was a yawner for most.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 18, 2021 09:58 AM (hku12)

298 Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at July 18, 2021 09:19 AM (d9FiS)

I read more airmen from the 8th died in WW2 than did Marines.

Posted by: Just a side note at July 18, 2021 09:59 AM (2DOZq)

299 292 @286

And it's a similar situation to the Marxist military; why did everyone allow this to happen?
Posted by: artemis at July 18, 2021 09:55 AM (AwPyG)

Because the PC thought control of the military started under the Elder Bush.

Started with Women in Combat issues... any deviation from the approved group think, and you would get marked down on your yearly evaluation in a category called Equal Rights, which was the kiss of death for ever being promoted again.

ergo, it started under a REPUBLICAN President... so no REPUBLICAN would oppose it.

Then it morphed into what you see today once you weeded out all of those who would stand up to the thought control policies of the military... and leaders who STARTED back then, are now in control, like Miley.

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 18, 2021 10:00 AM (oHd/0)

300 This weeks reads included a collection of short stories by O. Henry. Quirky, interesting and great vocabulary builders. My big book is "A Question of Loyalty" by Douglas Waller, regarding the court-martial of Billy Mitchell in 1925. It turns out to be timely reading as his criticisms of the military that led to his court-martial share many similarities with the report that was just released regarding naval preparedness for war. It's a really interesting and engaging read. Hard to put down.

Posted by: Moonbeam at July 18, 2021 10:00 AM (qe5CM)

301 288 @272

If you can find the pics on the internet, the English have been running circles around the Americans in terms of openly protesting the lockdowns. Huge crowds.

Posted by: artemis at July 18, 2021 09:53 AM (AwPyG)


And we're also getting beat by the Frenchies' anti-mandatory vax (passport) protests. What's happened to America? Why are we such pussies?

https://tinyurl.com/2kvzdnks

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at July 18, 2021 10:00 AM (CK720)

302 Well, dash my Whigs! It appears I Know Nothing, after all.

Posted by: Millard Fillmore at July 18, 2021 10:01 AM (7Ttpp)

303 Wooo Hooo finally have my E-books on my new tablet and Amazon account sorted out.
So need to read Sharpe's Rifles to continue that series.

Posted by: Skip at July 18, 2021 10:02 AM (Cxk7w)

304
My favorite part of that Paul Joseph Watson video was where he suggested they construct a huge statute of the blm players in Trafalgar square, so that everyone could be forced to applaud them at 5 pm everyday.

(For those who don't know, during Covid everybody stepped out of doors at 5 to applaud "our brave first responders." The only time you were allowed to leave your house--Orwellian in the extreme)

Posted by: artemis at July 18, 2021 10:02 AM (AwPyG)

305 In determining the number of bullet wounds sustained outside the ballpark in D.C. yesterday did the D.C police expand the strike zone?

Posted by: Muldoon at July 18, 2021 10:03 AM (Xwt96)

306 I pick up books for a friend's kids, they like reading and I felt they should have books worth reading. Yesterday I picked up More Homer Price yesterday, written and illustrated by Robert McClosky. It has three lovely illustrated short stories.

Homer is a young boy who works in his uncle's lunchroom in Centerville Ohio in the 50's and odd things happen.

Homer is hired to help cultivate plants that were a legacy to a local ne'er do well from a botanist uncle, said uncle having developed surprising plants like the honey onion and the strawberry tree.
A slick talking salesman sells everyone a potion to make whatever you use it on more like itself, and Homer's grandfather shows everyone how it should be used properly.
A stranger comes to town and puts a record on the jukebox of a song so catchy no one can stop singing it.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 18, 2021 10:03 AM (ySM85)

307 Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at July 18, 2021 09:19 AM (d9FiS)

I read more airmen from the 8th died in WW2 than did Marines.
Posted by: Just a side note at July 18, 2021 09:59 AM (2DOZq)

Not sure the context of this comment, but one of the more interesting aspects of military history, to me, is the manner in which service has changed for those who serve on the water and on the skies.

It's no secret that Navy and Air folks have been relatively "safe" these past few decades, not really being exposed to too much hostile fire. And with the air folks going more and more to pilotless drones, it will only become more so. Whereas the ground troops (Army and Marines) have increasingly found themselves in hostile zones where there IS no concept of front and rear. You are constantly exposed to hostile fire, everywhere and anywhere.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 18, 2021 10:04 AM (hku12)

308 @301

I'm really surprised that Georgia had taken everything that's happened in such a passive way. Georgians aren't historically passive

Posted by: artemis at July 18, 2021 10:04 AM (AwPyG)

309 110,000 protested in France over the covid passports (passes sanitaires). Here at home....nada.

Posted by: Ziba at July 18, 2021 10:05 AM (S1hrL)

310 260 Speaking of dashing somebody's wig, imagine the look on the face of an indigenous savage the first time he went to scalp a British officer.
Posted by: Muldoon at July 18, 2021 09:41 AM (Xwt96)

Two for One Sale?

Posted by: Raging Ferret, of the Idunknow Tribe at July 18, 2021 10:05 AM (oHd/0)

311 Philip Roth, Nemesis, on the polio epidemic of the 50's. a worthwhile read.

Posted by: Ziba at July 18, 2021 10:06 AM (S1hrL)

312 My favorite part of that Paul Joseph Watson video was where he suggested they construct a huge statute of the blm players in Trafalgar square, so that everyone could be forced to applaud them at 5 pm everyday.

(For those who don't know, during Covid everybody stepped out of doors at 5 to applaud "our brave first responders." The only time you were allowed to leave your house--Orwellian in the extreme)
Posted by: artemis at July 18, 2021 10:02 AM (AwPyG)

Further, for those who don't know, Trafalgar Square already has a tall statute of Admiral Nelson, who did some things at some point a long long time ago.

Had it been here in this country, no doubt it would have been toppled by now, but yeah, PJ Watson is deliciously snide about such things.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 18, 2021 10:06 AM (hku12)

313 The greeks are protesting, too. Of course, the greeks are always happy for an excuse not to work.

Posted by: artemis at July 18, 2021 10:07 AM (AwPyG)

314 Hubby got the word Friday -- vax or get fired. There's that.

Posted by: Ziba at July 18, 2021 10:07 AM (S1hrL)

315 And the description of the dash as punctuation describes a hesitation or pause in the text, rather than a substitution.

That would tend to argue against "Dash my wig" meaning, "Blankety-blank my wig"


But are you (that is, were you, in the 19th century) more likely to use the phrase in anger, when you would want to imply violence, or in frustration, when you would otherwise use something like "d*mn" or "f*ck"? I guess I could see it either way. Also note that a lot of writing of that period used something like "Mr. A--" to elide a proper name. For better or worse* most people no longer feel the need to censor/edit their expressions of frustration so the use of "dash" to indication a substitution has fallen out of use.

(* worse, the correct answer is worse)

Posted by: Oddbob at July 18, 2021 10:07 AM (nfrXX)

316 Back from the feeding.

Hey, here is a new one a con can try: Biden and Hitler both liked German Shepard's. How long before that shows up on Faux News?

Posted by: CowLic at July 18, 2021 10:07 AM (6hI5+)

317 Including personal texts. Jen Psucky's comment about working with farcebook should have been an alarming blast that would wake up the country to who these people are, but apparently it was a yawner for most.
Posted by: BurtTC at July 18, 2021 09:58 AM (hku12)


The amount of tyrannical nonsense spouted by that ignorant ugly whore which routinely gets overlooked indicates we're past the point of clean solutions.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at July 18, 2021 10:08 AM (y7DUB)

318 Posted by: Romeo13 at July 18, 2021 10:00 AM (oHd/0)

First women on aircraft carriers was 1994
First woman fighter pilot 1993

Who was President then?

Posted by: Just a side note at July 18, 2021 10:08 AM (2DOZq)

319 I know I bring this up often, but while many police
agencies have disgraced themselves, at least as many have taken a firm
stand for law and the constitution. Moreover, those police agencies that
*have* carried out the edicts are suffering high attrition.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 18, 2021 09:29 AM (llXky)


Ran into a couple of local Sheriff's deputies yesterday on the side of the road, and I have to admit that the deputies here have vastly more personality that the city cops. They were discussing how the rural water company had dug a trench on the side of the road and found a lot of bones, and called the department in to verify that they were not human.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 18, 2021 10:08 AM (ySM85)

320 Happy Birthday Eris!

And the people said Hail Eris!
And Eris said Hell Yes!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at July 18, 2021 10:08 AM (axyOa)

321 Hubby got the word Friday -- vax or get fired. There's that.
Posted by: Ziba at July 18, 2021 10:07 AM (S1hrL)

What state?

Posted by: Just a side note at July 18, 2021 10:09 AM (2DOZq)

322 The lack of protests here, for the lockdowns, elections, or anything else is very discouraging, because I think the logical next step for dissenters is mass street movement, as all other peaceable recourses have been removed.

I don't know if it's fear, or resignation to tyranny, or if people just like it this way, but it's unsettlingly quiet here.

Posted by: Millard Fillmore at July 18, 2021 10:10 AM (7Ttpp)

323 Just started The Eagles Claw by Shaara. Its hard to put down.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 18, 2021 10:10 AM (axyOa)

324 Including personal texts. Jen Psucky's comment about working with farcebook should have been an alarming blast that would wake up the country to who these people are, but apparently it was a yawner for most.
Posted by: BurtTC at July 18, 2021 09:58 AM (hku12)

The amount of tyrannical nonsense spouted by that ignorant ugly whore which routinely gets overlooked indicates we're past the point of clean solutions.
Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at July 18, 2021 10:08 AM (y7DUB)

It sure seems so.

I'm old enough to remember when the Bushies suggested they would try to listen in on domestic calls between known terrorist sympathizers, and their comrades in terrorist lands, and the entire left went bananas at such an invasion of privacy.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 18, 2021 10:10 AM (hku12)

325 For better or worse* most people no longer feel the need to censor/edit their expressions of frustration so the use of "dash" to indication a substitution has fallen out of use.
Posted by: Oddbob

*****

I suppose you could be right, but I'm going to stick with "dash my wig" being analogous to "knock my socks off", or "shiver me timbers!"

Posted by: Muldoon at July 18, 2021 10:10 AM (Xwt96)

326 321: CT where the guv just got 70 more days of "emergency powers" approved.

Posted by: Ziba at July 18, 2021 10:11 AM (S1hrL)

327 Dash my sock

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 18, 2021 10:11 AM (7Ttpp)

328 59 I'm at stage 8 and have been for years. I keep buying books every week, even though I am running out of room. I have books that I have bought years ago that I've never read and probably never will, but I can't get rid of them.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 18, 2021 08:21 AM

This sounds like me, but I am going to make a concerted effort to read all of the ones that have been on my shelves since I was in the Book-of-the-Month and History-Book-of-the Month Clubs a generation ago. Then I must find them a new home.

Posted by: Moonbeam at July 18, 2021 10:12 AM (qe5CM)

329
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall! Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!

My own small contribution of Clement Moore to the dashing discussion.

Posted by: mustbequantum at July 18, 2021 10:12 AM (MIKMs)

330 I am still working on it, but I bought Hand Tools, Their Ways and Workings by Aldren Watson. It's good with lots of useful info.

Also still working on my audio book, The Guns of John Moses Browning. This is just a fascinating book, really entertaining. The first story, about building his first gun at 11 will pull you right into it.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at July 18, 2021 10:12 AM (YynYJ)

331 I thought misotheists believed in the healing power of chicken soup??
Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at July 18, 2021 09:30 AM (UHVv4)


No, mostly fermented soybeans, though some will get ecumenical about Doenjang-guk

Posted by: Kindltot at July 18, 2021 10:12 AM (ySM85)

332 For better or worse* most people no longer feel the need to censor/edit their expressions of frustration so the use of "dash" to indication a substitution has fallen out of use.
Posted by: Oddbob

I suppose you could be right, but I'm going to stick with "dash my wig" being analogous to "knock my socks off", or "shiver me timbers!"
Posted by: Muldoon at July 18, 2021 10:10 AM (Xwt96)

I think Oddy is closer to the truth. But then, perhaps "knock my socks off" and "shiver me timbers" were just polite ways of saying "f**k my socks off" and "bugger me timbers."

Posted by: BurtTC at July 18, 2021 10:13 AM (hku12)

333 317 Including personal texts. Jen Psucky's comment about working with
farcebook should have been an alarming blast that would wake up the
country to who these people are, but apparently it was a yawner for
most.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 18, 2021 09:58 AM (hku12)



The amount of tyrannical nonsense spouted by that ignorant ugly
whore which routinely gets overlooked indicates we're past the point of
clean solutions.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at July 18, 2021 10:08 AM (y7DUB)

I'm old enough to remember when the press pool ganged up on newly appointed press secretary Kayleigh Mcenany demanding to know if she'd always tell the truth. And here we are today with this vile scrunt as a press secretary who wouldn't know the truth if it hit her in the face.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at July 18, 2021 10:13 AM (D3cJf)

334 Keep buying books! All at the good ones will be banned soon enough. Or we might find ourselves imprisoned at a home and reading will be the only thing to do.

Posted by: Ziba at July 18, 2021 10:14 AM (S1hrL)

335 Dash my sock
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 18, 2021 10:11 AM (7Ttpp)

Already on it.

Posted by: Teenage Boys Everywhere at July 18, 2021 10:14 AM (hku12)

336 CT where the guv just got 70 more days of "emergency powers" approved.
Posted by: Ziba at July 18, 2021 10:11 AM (S1hrL)

CT is also an At Will state.

Posted by: Just a side note at July 18, 2021 10:14 AM (2DOZq)

337 306 I pick up books for a friend's kids, they like reading and I felt they should have books worth reading. Yesterday I picked up More Homer Price yesterday, written and illustrated by Robert McClosky. It has three lovely illustrated short stories.

Homer is a young boy who works in his uncle's lunchroom in Centerville Ohio in the 50's and odd things happen.


Posted by: Kindltot at July 18, 2021 10:03 AM (ySM85)

Lovely books, read them when I were a wee bairn. I think they were old even back then.

One of the stories I remember, not in your book, was when his uncle bought an automatic doughnut making machine for his lunchroom/restaurant. They set it up, get it going, it starts cranking out doughnuts, but then it won't turn off.

Zany hijinks ensue.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at July 18, 2021 10:15 AM (tAm/I)

338 during Covid everybody stepped out of doors at 5 to applaud "our brave first responders."

The dancing TikTok nurses!!! *hic* Stay safe.

Posted by: Suburban Wine Moms at July 18, 2021 10:15 AM (W4eKo)

339 316 I bet that bastard Biden tested a cyanide pill on his German shepherd. When will this end?

Posted by: Blondi the Zombie German Shepherd at July 18, 2021 10:15 AM (I58tH)

340 IMO Pissache lacked even a scintilla of conviction when she stated that "communism is a failed ideology." She choked on that. Commie hoar.

Posted by: Ziba at July 18, 2021 10:15 AM (S1hrL)

341 Even Michigan finally took away the governor's "emergency powers" this week.

That state is a good example of how the Repubs are just as much a problem as the Dems.

Posted by: artemis at July 18, 2021 10:15 AM (AwPyG)

342 Carol Roth has been on Dave Rubin's Rubin Report, on Malice's Your Welcome and I think on Phetasy's Walk Ins Welcome.


Posted by: Kindltot at July 18, 2021 10:16 AM (ySM85)

343 @340

Imagine what their polling must be like, to be forced to make such a statement on national air.

Posted by: artemis at July 18, 2021 10:16 AM (AwPyG)

344 All this talk of wigs and not one "Lace Wig" comment ? Or maybe I missed it.

Posted by: t-dubya-d at July 18, 2021 10:17 AM (SpcBa)

345 249 Mein Fuhrer! I can woke!
Posted by: general milley at July 18, 2021 09:38 AM (UHVv4)
You can't be woke in here!! This is the War Room!!
Posted by: Jak Sucio at July 18, 2021 09:39 AM (jvt6t)

Gee, I wish we had one of them woke machines.

Posted by: Joe Biden, Redskins Fan at July 18, 2021 10:17 AM (R/m4+)

346 Just starting Rinker Buck's "The Oregon Trail" about a modern-day covered wagon journey on the titular road. Love this kind of stuff. Will report back when I finish it.

Hey, off of books for a sec, just saw that an interesting album is finally seeing the light of day. Inspired by the events of 9/11, founding YES keysman and one of my all-time favorite Prog Rock guys, Tony Kaye, recorded an internet-only audio-visual project called "End of Innocence" that I have long enjoyed. 20 years later, Kaye has re-recorded it and is finally releasing it as a proper album, complete with Roger Dean artwork.

Cool trivia: The band Tony Kaye was in during the late 70s, DETECTIVE, performed "Scum of the Earth"'s music in the classic WKRP episode. Lead singer Michael des Barres played "Dog" but the other 2 "band members" in the ep were actors. So, Kaye is heard but not seen in that ep.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at July 18, 2021 10:17 AM (Bmy3R)

347 That state is a good example of how the Repubs are just as much a problem as the Dems.
Posted by: artemis at July 18, 2021 10:15 AM (AwPyG)

I don't understand. I thought it was the Republicans in the legislature that got this done?

Posted by: Just a side note at July 18, 2021 10:18 AM (2DOZq)

348 Mark Levin's latest? Anyone taken a look?

Posted by: Ziba at July 18, 2021 10:18 AM (S1hrL)

349 314 Hubby got the word Friday -- vax or get fired. There's that.
Posted by: Ziba at July 18, 2021 10:07 AM

I was talking to a friend last night who had a fascinating conversation with someone who works in the insurance business, so this is third-hand. In any event, she said that certain states (Oregon in this case) are requiring companies to cover any employee who gets COVID to cover them through workmen's compensation, with absolutely no requirement that they prove that they contracted the virus on the job. She said that this is what is driving companies to require that all employees get the vaccine.

Posted by: Moonbeam at July 18, 2021 10:18 AM (qe5CM)

350 6hI5+

raykon?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 18, 2021 10:18 AM (oh84U)

351 Carol Roth has been on Dave Rubin's Rubin Report, on Malice's Your Welcome and I think on Phetasy's Walk Ins Welcome.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 18, 2021 10:16 AM (ySM85)

Given that the book was basically commissioned by a major publisher, and isn't really political, both she and the publisher are surprised the corporate media has gone dead silent on it.

She says she was told by the publisher to expect teevee interviews, fishwrap write-ups, the whole works... and so far, crickets from the media. For a book about how small businesses are suffering as a result of the plandemic.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 18, 2021 10:19 AM (hku12)

352 300 This weeks reads included a collection of short stories by O. Henry. Quirky, interesting and great vocabulary builders. My big book is "A Question of Loyalty" by Douglas Waller, regarding the court-martial of Billy Mitchell in 1925. It turns out to be timely reading as his criticisms of the military that led to his court-martial share many similarities with the report that was just released regarding naval preparedness for war. It's a really interesting and engaging read. Hard to put down.
Posted by: Moonbeam at July 18, 2021 10:00 AM (qe5CM)
_________

Not really. Mitchell was offbase, and his actual position has been misrepresented. His biggest opponent, Adm Moffett, was as airminded as Mitchell was, but insisted the USN keep it's control of its own aircraft. Looking at the RN in WWII, he was clearly right. (They regained control only in 1939.)

Posted by: Eeyore at July 18, 2021 10:19 AM (7X3UV)

353 @347

See: Florida, who lifted the Covid mandates almost a year ago

Posted by: artemis at July 18, 2021 10:19 AM (AwPyG)

354 @306 --

Ah, Homer Price. Read those stories repeatedly during grade school. Even came up with a tune for the doughnut song.

Based on memory, I would call those stories surreal. (h/t "Nick at Nite" ads.)

Posted by: Weak Geek today is a sexagenarian (who lacks sex) at July 18, 2021 10:20 AM (Om/di)

355 That state is a good example of how the Repubs are just as much a problem as the Dems.
Posted by: artemis at July 18, 2021 10:15 AM (AwPyG)

I don't understand. I thought it was the Republicans in the legislature that got this done?
Posted by: Just a side note at July 18, 2021 10:18 AM (2DOZq)

17 months after the fact? Yeah, I'd say they're part of the problem.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 18, 2021 10:21 AM (hku12)

356 When do people start taking down the heart signs for "responders"? Really stale stuff at this point.

Posted by: Ziba at July 18, 2021 10:21 AM (S1hrL)

357 See: Florida, who lifted the Covid mandates almost a year ago
Posted by: artemis at July 18, 2021 10:19 AM (AwPyG)

You can't compare Florida and Michigan. Florida is overwhelmingly Republican with a Republican Governor.

Posted by: Just a side note at July 18, 2021 10:21 AM (2DOZq)

358 I don't understand. I thought it was the Republicans in the legislature that got this done?
Posted by: Just a side note at July 18, 2021 10:18 AM (2DOZq)

It is getting close to election season. Have to put on a good show for da voters.

Posted by: A dude in MI at July 18, 2021 10:22 AM (/6GbT)

359 That would tend to argue against "Dash my wig" meaning, "Blankety-blank my wig"
Posted by: Muldoon at July 18, 2021 09:56 AM (Xwt96)


Well, Jeez-Louise, there goes my interpretation.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 18, 2021 10:22 AM (ySM85)

360 Malachi brings the New World Order to the Vatican in all its horror.
Posted by: CN at July 18, 2021 08:04 AM (ONvIw)

I have this one and Hostage to the Devil on hold at the library. There appears to be a long wait time--I put them on hold a month ago, and they still haven't gotten to me.
Posted by: April -- dash my lace wigs! at July 18, 2021 08:18 AM (OX9

I got both thru thrift books or Abebooks, can't remember. Windswept House wasn't cheap anywhere, tho.

Given Thursday's Vatican announcement, yesterday I put Windswept House aside and read, cover-to-cover, The Holy Rosary Through the Visions of the Blessed Ann Catherine Emerich. Holy Cow! What a book.
It seems quite lucky (?) that it arrived in the mail Friday afternoon.

Highly recommend, even for not-quite-Catholics like me.

Posted by: LASue at July 18, 2021 10:23 AM (Ed8Zd)

361 It's Eris' birthday? Well, dash my wig! Happy Birthday to you!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 18, 2021 10:23 AM (oh84U)

362 Nice interview with Dr Brett Weinstein on Wuflu:

https://youtu.be/VHyN-3QgOFM

Says there is no reason to vaccinate folks that have had it.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at July 18, 2021 10:24 AM (YynYJ)

363 I think Oddy is closer to the truth. But then, perhaps "knock my socks off" and "shiver me timbers" were just polite ways of saying "f**k my socks off" and "bugger me timbers."
Posted by: BurtTC at July 18, 2021 10:13 A

"Shiver me timbers" refers to wood battered by wind and waves. "Knock your socks off" is an expression of surprise.

Really, not every expression was a vulgarity or a euphemism for vulgarity.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at July 18, 2021 10:24 AM (/+bwe)

364 352- Not really. Mitchell was offbase, and his actual position has been misrepresented. His biggest opponent, Adm Moffett, was as airminded as Mitchell was, but insisted the USN keep it's control of its own aircraft. Looking at the RN in WWII, he was clearly right. (They regained control only in 1939.)
Posted by: Eeyore at July 18, 2021 10:19 AM

I'll keep those thoughts in mind as I finish the book. I'm only halfway through and I wouldn't say that the author is sympathetic to Mitchell. He definitely highlights the fact that Mitchell pissed a lot of people off. It's a saga that I had never heard about, so it's really interesting to me!

Posted by: Moonbeam at July 18, 2021 10:25 AM (qe5CM)

365 Ziba good luck, I know what my answer would be.

Posted by: Skip at July 18, 2021 10:26 AM (Cxk7w)

366 Really, not every expression was a vulgarity or a euphemism for vulgarity.
Posted by: NaughtyPine at July 18, 2021 10:24 AM (/+bwe)

And here all this time I thought "Pine" was a euphemism for.....

Posted by: BurtTC at July 18, 2021 10:26 AM (hku12)

367 @357

And I suppose we shouldn't forget that a lot of Republican legislatures passed the "emergency powers" legislation which illegally allowed their governors to change voting laws, since it was an "emergency".

So unlikely those people are going to try to fix the problem

Posted by: artemis at July 18, 2021 10:26 AM (AwPyG)

368 I'm going to take that with me this weekend when I drive to Maine to that isolated cabin where I am going to try to finish my own Theda Bara book.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 18, 2021 08:24 AM (2JVJo)

You know, Theda Baresit would be a good stripper name.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 18, 2021 10:27 AM (oh84U)

369 But then, perhaps "knock my socks off" and "shiver me timbers" were just polite ways of saying "f**k my socks off" and "bugger me timbers."

"Shiver me timbers" is almost certainly an expression of something devastating since a "timber" is a main structural part of a ship and "shiver" was a synonym for "shatter" or "splinter" before it was a synonym for "tremble."

Posted by: Oddbob at July 18, 2021 10:27 AM (nfrXX)

370 The thing is that there usually isn't that much officers can do. Conflict within the military isn't unusual; what is unusual, at least in the English speaking world, is that this one has little to do with fighting.

In the era up to, and for some years after, the RN was split into (a) Tryon/Markham, (b) Fisher/Beresford, and (c) Beatty/Jellicoe factions. (In all 3 cases, the first named had character flaws that undercut what they had to offer. Beatty today is the most controversial; at the time, Fisher was.)

However, it is true that, at least back to the late 19th C, French military debates WERE drawn on political lines. To an absurd degree. Part of DeGaulle's problem was that we was both an armor advocate, and a conservative Catholic. You were not supposed to be both.

Posted by: Eeyore at July 18, 2021 10:27 AM (7X3UV)

371 Does anyone think that our radicalized military leaders might try to pull off an honest to God coup against rezident retard before harris takes over? Seems like the time is fairly ripe for such a thing. The administration is highly unpopular and obviously not respected all that much inside the Beltway.

Some of the comments from the likes of Milley, McCafferty, Mattis, etc. seem to suggest they'd be more than willing to try. They probably could get a lot of support from the IC, but maybe the fringe running things behinds the scenes wouldn't go along.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at July 18, 2021 10:27 AM (BFigT)

372 356 When do people start taking down the heart signs for "responders"? Really stale stuff at this point.

Remember people howling at the moon at 8pm every night to "show support for the healthcare workers"? Seems like forever ago now.

That went away fast. Around the time the MFers started with the damn Dancing Tik Tok Nurses videos.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at July 18, 2021 10:27 AM (Bmy3R)

373 It is getting close to election season. Have to put on a good show for da voters.
Posted by: A dude in MI at July 18, 2021 10:22 AM (/6GbT)

Republicans in 2020 could have run on a platform of:

1. They want to commit massive voter fraud, the likes of which we have never seen before.
2. They're killing people in nursing homes, and using "emergency powers" that would have made Stalin jealous.
3. They want to give oligarchs trillions of dollars, taken directly out of the pockets of the middle class and small business owners.
4. They're committing censorship on a scale that would make Kim Jong Un jealous.

And so on and so forth.

But they didn't.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 18, 2021 10:29 AM (hku12)

374 "Something like 40% of restaurants/bars have been permanently snuffed."

You kill the Kulaks first.

Posted by: Ignoramus at July 18, 2021 10:29 AM (ZHVt1)

375 "Dash" is also " to strike with violence" as in "to dash their brains out against the stone." Yikes!

Posted by: NaughtyPine at July 18, 2021 10:29 AM (/+bwe)

376 Very glad I purchased at Goodwill a short time ago a vintage LP recording "Latin High Mass for Nostalgic Catholics" with accompanying chorus. $1 mint condition. I might put up my own chapel next.

Posted by: Ziba at July 18, 2021 10:30 AM (S1hrL)

377 I think you can see example letters on line, meant to give to your employer about how you object to taking a vaccine that hasn't yet been approved by the FDA.

But the best solution (although not the easiest) is to quit. If enough people quit, this issue would completely disappear.

Not to mention no employer really wants an "all woke" work force.

Posted by: artemis at July 18, 2021 10:30 AM (AwPyG)

378 308 @301

I'm really surprised that Georgia had taken everything that's happened in such a passive way. Georgians aren't historically passive
Posted by: artemis at July 18, 2021 10:04 AM

William Tecumseh Sherman might disagree./JK

Posted by: Moonbeam at July 18, 2021 10:30 AM (qe5CM)

379 Does this sound too chicken-shit?
I'm thinking of getting the Shingles vaccine, and if anyone at work asks me if I'm vaxed, I'll say yes, I'm vaccinated.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at July 18, 2021 10:31 AM (7Fj9P)

380 "Shiver me timbers" is almost certainly an expression of something devastating since a "timber" is a main structural part of a ship and "shiver" was a synonym for "shatter" or "splinter" before it was a synonym for "tremble."
Posted by: Oddbob at July 18, 2021 10:27 AM (nfrXX)

Listen fellas, if you CAN'T take a perfectly innocent, and totally not dirty saying, and make it dirty... well, you're just not trying hard enough.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 18, 2021 10:32 AM (hku12)

381 @372

Psychology is an interesting thing. When I see a commercial that still has people wearing masks, it looks very out of place, now.

Posted by: artemis at July 18, 2021 10:32 AM (AwPyG)

382 Happy birthday, Eris! Enjoy your 29th year.

Posted by: JTB at July 18, 2021 10:32 AM (7EjX1)

383 Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at July 18, 2021 10:31 AM (7Fj9P)

It's your truth! Go for it

Posted by: CN at July 18, 2021 10:32 AM (ONvIw)

384 376 My old landlady would have loved that Latin High Mass if only it was in Polish.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin at July 18, 2021 10:33 AM (I58tH)

385 William Tecumseh Sherman might disagree./JK
Posted by: Moonbeam at July 18, 2021 10:30 AM (qe5CM)

Uh oh, here we go again...

Posted by: BurtTC at July 18, 2021 10:33 AM (hku12)

386 379 - My answer is always "Of course I'm vaccinated"

To myself I say: For polio and TB and rubella and mumps and all that stuff. Oh, you meant your experimental gene-therapy mRNA that is not a vaccine? That'd be a no.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at July 18, 2021 10:33 AM (Bmy3R)

387 ...well, you're just not trying hard enough.

That's what she said!

Posted by: Oddbob at July 18, 2021 10:33 AM (nfrXX)

388 There's a reason Sherman decided that scorched earth was necessary. Those pesky Georgians!

Posted by: artemis at July 18, 2021 10:34 AM (AwPyG)

389 385 William Tecumseh Sherman might disagree./JK
Posted by: Moonbeam at July 18, 2021 10:30 AM (qe5CM)

Uh oh, here we go again...
Posted by: BurtTC at July 18, 2021 10:33 AM

Oops! Did I step on a land mine? I was just kidding!

Posted by: Moonbeam at July 18, 2021 10:35 AM (qe5CM)

390 253 When you think about it, the fact that a Pope was simply replaced is about as weird as halting the vote counting in the swing states in the middles of the night, and putting up cardboard on the windows of the buildings. We live in troubling times, that the bad guys are so bold
Posted by: artemis at July 18, 2021 09:38 AM (AwPyG)

I always thought Obama had something to do with this.

Posted by: CN at July 18, 2021 10:35 AM (ONvIw)

391 There's a reason Sherman decided that scorched earth was necessary. Those pesky Georgians!
Posted by: artemis at July 18, 2021 10:34 AM (AwPyG)

One might even say Sherman had more respect for the Georgian people than Governor Kemp and his shitty SoS.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 18, 2021 10:35 AM (hku12)

392 387 ...well, you're just not trying hard enough.

That's what she said!

Glad that post had a happy ending.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at July 18, 2021 10:35 AM (Bmy3R)

393 386 379 - My answer is always "Of course I'm vaccinated"

To myself I say: For polio and TB and rubella and mumps and all that stuff. Oh, you meant your experimental gene-therapy mRNA that is not a vaccine? That'd be a no.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at July 18, 2021 10:33 AM (Bmy3R)

Yeah, the question is, What Vaccine?

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 18, 2021 10:35 AM (oHd/0)

394 I'll keep those thoughts in mind as I finish the book. I'm only halfway through and I wouldn't say that the author is sympathetic to Mitchell. He definitely highlights the fact that Mitchell pissed a lot of people off. It's a saga that I had never heard about, so it's really interesting to me!
Posted by: Moonbeam at July 18, 2021 10:25 AM (qe5CM)
________

Let me put it this way: If Mitchell had had his way, we do not win at Coral Sea or Midway.

Posted by: Eeyore at July 18, 2021 10:36 AM (7X3UV)

395 Uh oh, here we go again...
Posted by: BurtTC at July 18, 2021 10:33 AM

Oops! Did I step on a land mine? I was just kidding!
Posted by: Moonbeam at July 18, 2021 10:35 AM (qe5CM)

Oh no no! We only have 24 minutes before CBD posts a new thread. Let's go there!

Posted by: BurtTC at July 18, 2021 10:36 AM (hku12)

396 I forgot a joke, but I remember the punchline: "The last thing I saw was that poor monkey trying to put the cork back in."
Slow news day in my brain.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at July 18, 2021 10:37 AM (7Fj9P)

397 380 "Shiver me timbers" is almost certainly an expression of something devastating since a "timber" is a main structural part of a ship and "shiver" was a synonym for "shatter" or "splinter" before it was a synonym for "tremble."
Posted by: Oddbob at July 18, 2021 10:27 AM (nfrXX)

Listen fellas, if you CAN'T take a perfectly innocent, and totally not dirty saying, and make it dirty... well, you're just not trying hard enough.
Posted by: BurtTC at July 18, 2021 10:32 AM (hku12)

As a Retired Inebriated Nautical Professional, I rate this comment as 'True'.

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 18, 2021 10:37 AM (oHd/0)

398 395-
Oh no no! We only have 24 minutes before CBD posts a new thread. Let's go there!
Posted by: BurtTC at July 18, 2021 10:36 AM

Count me out!

Posted by: Moonbeam at July 18, 2021 10:38 AM (qe5CM)

399 Just got in from some weeding, the soaked NJ soil was perfect for it.. I did a huge amount and really cleaned out the rose and perennial beds. Yay.

Posted by: CN at July 18, 2021 10:38 AM (ONvIw)

400 @291

How funny was it this week when the crooked Sect of State said that the election officials in Fulton county should be fired! Fired, I say!

Posted by: artemis at July 18, 2021 10:39 AM (AwPyG)

401 " So bad the Lutherans and Catholics joined forces to defeat it. Very interesting."

So, like the Anabaptists in Muenster.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at July 18, 2021 10:40 AM (xopIz)

402 I think my tv is taking a dump. Do they still measure them diagonally?

Posted by: Infidel at July 18, 2021 10:40 AM (dYrVA)

403 I thought Shermans army expended most of their ammo in the GA shooting dogs, not Georgians

'dey did burn alotta shit tho

Posted by: will choose a nic later at July 18, 2021 10:40 AM (bTQ72)

404 You really wonder what's going to happen. It's pretty obvious a lot of people were all-in on the successful plot to overthrow the government.

And the Constitution makes it clear what the penalty is.

Posted by: artemis at July 18, 2021 10:40 AM (AwPyG)

405 I thought the "healthcare heroes" stuff was bullshit from the get go. We weren't so lauded during the AIDS era, when the stuff was very fatal. Part of the theatrics of the FauciFlu

Posted by: CN at July 18, 2021 10:40 AM (ONvIw)

406 Really, not every expression was a vulgarity or a euphemism for vulgarity.

*****

Weell, waggle my eyebrows!!!

Posted by: Muldoon at July 18, 2021 10:40 AM (Xwt96)

407 I always thought Obama had something to do with this.
=======================
I have a theory that they had this shit in place in '16. Hillary! thought she'd win, one way or another. Obama f'd her. Hard. That's why the Ben Rhodes stunned cry-baby video makes (more) sense.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at July 18, 2021 10:41 AM (7Fj9P)

408 The cork was in an elephant's butt.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at July 18, 2021 10:41 AM (xopIz)

409 Yeah, the question is, What Vaccine?
Posted by: Romeo13 at July 18, 2021 10:35 AM (oHd/0)

My thing is, which got mocked by one of our more trollish regulars, is that I got the shot because I don't want to have to deal with the consequences of not having gotten it.

I don't fear the "vaccine" any more than I fear the virus.

I have a developmentally disabled son, and I work in the healthcare industry. Getting the shot makes it possible to do things we wouldn't, if we hadn't.

Like work and go places. I don't see that as "submitting" or giving in. It's just common sense, given our circumstance.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 18, 2021 10:41 AM (hku12)

410 One might even say Sherman had more respect for the Georgian people than Governor Kemp and his shitty SoS.

I just DDG'd pictures of Sherman to check on something before making a comment that I decided not to make. But there are apparently no, none, zero, nada pictures of the guy smiling. He was a rather distinguished looking chap later in life though.

Posted by: Oddbob at July 18, 2021 10:42 AM (nfrXX)

411
Weell, waggle my eyebrows!!!
Posted by: Muldoon at July 18, 2021 10:40 AM (Xwt96)

I hate when people do that waggling thing. Malkovich in Dangerous Liasons was to puke at when he did it to Uma Thurmon. Gross

Posted by: CN at July 18, 2021 10:42 AM (ONvIw)

412 And the Constitution makes it clear what the penalty is.
Posted by: artemis at July 18, 2021 10:40 AM (AwPyG)

"Those people" have a whole lot of support, and will clearly kill.

Posted by: CN at July 18, 2021 10:43 AM (ONvIw)

413 Hiya Moonbeam !

Posted by: JT at July 18, 2021 10:44 AM (arJlL)

414 I think my tv is taking a dump. Do they still measure them diagonally?

Yes. For comparison, the 55" in front of me is roughly 27 by 48 inches. (Yes, I just happened to have a tape measure at hand.)

Posted by: Oddbob at July 18, 2021 10:44 AM (nfrXX)

415 Psychology is an interesting thing. When I see a commercial that still has people wearing masks, it looks very out of place, now.

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Generally, I am now offended by the happy music happy talk commercials particularly those mask up, vax up, and shut up commercials. It's just so obvious that we're being manipulated.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at July 18, 2021 10:44 AM (d9FiS)

416 402 Yes they do, Infidel. And the smallest 17" screen looks smaller than Mom and Dad's 15" Zenith.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin at July 18, 2021 10:45 AM (I58tH)

417 I have a theory that they had this shit in place in '16. Hillary! thought she'd win, one way or another. Obama f'd her. Hard. That's why the Ben Rhodes stunned cry-baby video makes (more) sense.
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at July 18, 2021 10:41 AM (7Fj9P)

F'd her, how?

Posted by: LASue at July 18, 2021 10:45 AM (Ed8Zd)

418 402 I think my tv is taking a dump. Do they still measure them diagonally?
Posted by: Infidel at July 18, 2021 10:40 AM (dYrVA)

Best thing that could happen. But yes, they do.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at July 18, 2021 10:45 AM (jvt6t)

419 I have a theory that they had this shit in place in '16
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at July 18, 2021 10:41 AM (7Fj9P)

I've also given that theory a lot of thought.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at July 18, 2021 10:46 AM (Bmy3R)

420 I just DDG'd pictures of Sherman to check on something before making a comment that I decided not to make. But there are apparently no, none, zero, nada pictures of the guy smiling. He was a rather distinguished looking chap later in life though.
Posted by: Oddbob at July 18, 2021 10:42 AM (nfrXX)

I don't know whether it was true or not, but they say at Sherman's funeral, Joe Johnston, who was in his 80s, served as a pallbearer. It was raining and cold. Johnston caught a cold, which directly led to his death.

When asked that day why he was putting himself through the trouble, his response was something like "he would have done the same for me."

Posted by: BurtTC at July 18, 2021 10:46 AM (hku12)

421 The library IS in Argentina, and is called "La Biblioteca Nacional de Maestros," or "The National Library of Teachers." It is located in Buenas Aries. Link to their website (in Spanish) https://bit.ly/3hMYnES

Posted by: Jonah Kyle at July 18, 2021 10:46 AM (R4j1g)

422 lol Oddbob. I just measured the one I have. Screen is 32. I really like it, it's a LG I bought at a store closing years ago. Floor model. It's been acting funny. I was dusting and it just shut off. No lose wires or plug ins.

Posted by: Infidel at July 18, 2021 10:47 AM (dYrVA)

423 Oh no no! We only have 24 minutes before CBD posts a new thread. Let's go there!
Posted by: BurtTC at July 18, 2021 10:36 AM


Dang it. Coffee hasn't kicked in yet. Im still trying o come up.with a response to Muldoon 's kayak thing.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 18, 2021 10:47 AM (axyOa)

424 F'd her, how?
====================
I should have written clearly. By not deploying the cheat mechanisms. She was thinking she was coasting to a win, regardless what their internals were saying. B/c cheating. The DNC didn't push the button.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at July 18, 2021 10:47 AM (7Fj9P)

425 Really, not every expression was a vulgarity or a euphemism for vulgarity.

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Only the good ones.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at July 18, 2021 10:47 AM (d9FiS)

426 I think my tv is taking a dump. Do they still measure them diagonally?

*****

I was going to say lengthwise and girth until I realized you were asking about the TV.


(Sorry Grandma!)

Posted by: Muldoon at July 18, 2021 10:47 AM (Xwt96)

427 of course they had the cheat planned for Hillary in 2016

Trump did way better than they thought so he beat the 2016 cheat, they made real sure he did not beat the 2020 cheat

Posted by: will choose a nic later at July 18, 2021 10:48 AM (bTQ72)

428 @412

Imagine the discussion about how many people should die, so that the "emergency powers" grab would seem genuine, and people would be frightened.

I wouldn't be surprised if certain governors were in on that conference call.

Posted by: artemis at July 18, 2021 10:48 AM (AwPyG)

429 Well, OM, another great thread! It's may favorite of the week along with the pets!

I get so many great ideas about what to read and about what to purchase before the left disappears them.

Posted by: CN at July 18, 2021 10:49 AM (ONvIw)

430 My thing is, which got mocked by one of our more trollish regulars, is that I got the shot because I don't want to have to deal with the consequences of not having gotten it.

I don't fear the "vaccine" any more than I fear the virus.

I have a developmentally disabled son, and I work in the healthcare industry. Getting the shot makes it possible to do things we wouldn't, if we hadn't.

Like work and go places. I don't see that as "submitting" or giving in. It's just common sense, given our circumstance.
Posted by: B

Posted by: Y5 at July 18, 2021 10:49 AM (8tNUK)

431 I think my tv is taking a dump. Do they still measure them diagonally?

*****

I was going to say lengthwise and girth until I realized you were asking about the TV.

(Sorry Grandma!)
Posted by: Muldoon at July 18, 2021 10:47 AM (Xwt96)

Even funnier when you realize tv can also stand for transvestite. Now, go read Infy's comment again.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 18, 2021 10:50 AM (hku12)

432 Generally, I am now offended by the happy music happy talk commercials par"ticularly those mask up, vax up, and shut up commercials. It's just so obvious that we're being manipulated.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks

Yes, coworker texted me a Yahoo screenshot of Runaway TX dems test positive and have had the vax yesterday.

I responded this am:

Does that mean the vax doesn't work, the tests don't work or it's all BS?

She was one of the first to rush to get the vax.

Posted by: Infidel at July 18, 2021 10:50 AM (dYrVA)

433 Makes one wonder how much Trump really won by in 16. If he was able to do so well given the margin of fraud. Still convinced he won NH in 2016. No one has ever explained why a tiny state with one smallish metropolitan area needed two weeks to count their votes, for the first time in history. NH doesn't have many EC votes but that was just the tip of the iceberg, I think.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at July 18, 2021 10:50 AM (Bmy3R)

434 @424

I think there was plenty of rigging in 2016 (see the TV coverage of FLa and Penn) but it wasn't enough.

which is why 2020 is almost clownish, in the cheating.

In a way, it gives you hope that enough people have waked up to actually fix this

Posted by: artemis at July 18, 2021 10:50 AM (AwPyG)

435 The big problem, if your work requires the COVID vaccine, with saying "I'm vaccinated." when you aren't is that they'll demand to see your card or papers proving that you've had the vaccine.

I suspect things won't go well at that point.

That's more or less a 3 year old's trick level cleverness, so you better make better plans than that.

Or get the vaccine if you need your job.

But, your choice.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 18, 2021 10:51 AM (5NkmN)

436 Trump did way better than they thought so he beat the 2016 cheat, they made real sure he did not beat the 2020 cheat
Posted by: will choose a nic later at July 18, 2021 10:48 AM (bTQ72)

And he still beat it. So in the middle of the night, they said "fuck it, YOLO. We win anyway. Suck it, America. Don't complain or we'll have a cop shoot you in the back and we'll say you were a terrorist."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 18, 2021 10:51 AM (7Ttpp)

437 of course they had the cheat planned for Hillary in 2016

Trump did way better than they thought so he beat the 2016 cheat, they made real sure he did not beat the 2020 cheat
Posted by: will choose a nic later at July 18, 2021 10:48 AM (bTQ72)
***

Dems will double down on the cheating next year, and the poopoo hits the oscillating air displacement system in 2024.
After that, all bets are off.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 18, 2021 10:51 AM (axyOa)

438 413 Hiya Moonbeam !
Posted by: JT at July 18, 2021 10:44 AM

Hi JT!

Posted by: Moonbeam at July 18, 2021 10:52 AM (qe5CM)

439 I wouldn't be surprised if certain governors were in on that conference call.
Posted by: artemis at July 18, 2021 10:48 AM (AwPyG)

I wouldn't either. And the fact that they will kill is silencing some opposition. A lot of GOP (Mitch and Kevin) seem all in on the ruination of the nation, but there are seemingly few Nathan Hales or Patrick Henrys in DC. Plenty of Benedicts

Posted by: CN at July 18, 2021 10:53 AM (ONvIw)

440 "I thought Shermans army expended most of their ammo in the GA shooting dogs, not Georgians

'dey did burn alotta shit tho"

I remember when we lived in Columbia, SC thinking there was a lack of grand pre Civil War homes. Then I read that Sherman burned near everything except the University of SC which they used as a hospital for the wounded.

Posted by: Tuna at July 18, 2021 10:53 AM (gLRfa)

441
the Ds have not paid any penalty for the steal in 2020, until there is a consequense they do not like, they will do it again

Posted by: will choose a nic later at July 18, 2021 10:53 AM (bTQ72)

442 Someone reviewing Roth's book also recommended "The Enduring Tension: Capitalism and the Moral Order
by Donald J. Devine".
A review at GoodReads says the author suggests "the revival of an historical Lockean pluralism able to fuse a moral scaffolding sufficient to hold the walls and preserve the best of capitalist civilization". (author is an "academic" apparently, provides a framework of how we got here, per a commenter)

Another comment has a long review .. it is recent enough to cover the Pope Francis problem, perhaps rooted in Argentina's own "problematic" history with "capitalism". goodreads link
https://tinyurl.com/39ywcnhx

Posted by: illiniwek at July 18, 2021 10:54 AM (Cus5s)

443 My workplace is entirely work-from-home, based in NY and FL but with employees scattered across the country (such as me, in CO.) We've been remote only for 6 years, long before the Coup Flu.

When the vax's started they sent a few e-mails strongly encouraging everyone to get it, but they've gone totally silent on the issue for a few months now.

I guess they could force us to take a picture of our vax card or something. Probably fake-able. But they seem to have dropped the issue.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at July 18, 2021 10:55 AM (Bmy3R)

444 and the poopoo hits the oscillating air displacement system in 2024.
After that, all bets are off.
Posted by: Diogendo youth in the do go all in next year?

I have no ide but maybe the do nothing g next year to get ready and get everybody to stand sown in 2024.

Who knows it is a stupid thing to even have to think about

Posted by: Y5 at July 18, 2021 10:55 AM (8tNUK)

445 The big problem, if your work requires the COVID vaccine, with saying "I'm vaccinated." when you aren't is that they'll demand to see your card or papers proving that you've had the vaccine.
==================
Honest question to those who have had the vaccine: Did you get any supporting paper work or cards?
Also, FWIW, our HR is maintaining an "honor system" re: the Vax. I don't feel very honorable, but it's a violation of HIPPA to even ask.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at July 18, 2021 10:55 AM (7Fj9P)

446 Hi JT!
Posted by: Moonbeam

Posted by: JT at July 18, 2021 10:55 AM (arJlL)

447 the Ds have not paid any penalty for the steal in 2020, until there is a consequense they do not like, they will do it again
Posted by: will choose a nic later at July 18, 2021 10:53 AM (bTQ

And no new laws will stop them. It's ludicrous to think they will.

Posted by: CN at July 18, 2021 10:56 AM (ONvIw)

448 Or get the vaccine if you need your job.

But, your choice.
Posted by: naturalfake

So, that's what it has come to? Get the experimental vax or get fired?

F that. I have 5 years until retirement. If I had to, I could scrape by until then.

Posted by: Infidel at July 18, 2021 10:56 AM (dYrVA)

449 Or get the vaccine if you need your job.

Yup, that's where I am. Had to scan and upload the proof. The thing is, my problem with a "mandatory vaccination policy" is not the word "vaccination." Getting it was less of a PITA than changing jobs would have been but it has cost the company some goodwill in my mind that will be figured in if/when the opportunity for a change arises.

Posted by: Oddbob at July 18, 2021 10:56 AM (nfrXX)

450 I responded this am:
Does that mean the vax doesn't work, the tests don't work or it's all BS?
She was one of the first to rush to get the vax.
Posted by: Infidel at July 18, 2021 10:50 AM (dYrVA)

It's wonderful watching the propaganda machine having to twist itself in knots over all this.

Get the vaccine, wear a mask. Oh noes! People are STILL getting infected!!

Can we blame the "delta 88 variant?" Or just people who refused the vacci?

Eh... not when it's democrat politicians and all their sycophantic followers getting "infected."

Posted by: BurtTC at July 18, 2021 10:56 AM (hku12)

451 Honest question to those who have had the vaccine: Did you get any supporting paper work or cards?

Yup.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 18, 2021 10:57 AM (5NkmN)

452 Also, FWIW, our HR is maintaining an "honor system" re: the Vax. I don't feel very honorable, but it's a violation of HIPPA to even ask.
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at July 18, 2021 10:55 AM (7Fj9P)

No it's not. HR can ask you, it's your healthcare provider and associated groups (insurers, etc) that cannot divulge without consent. The idea that you can't ask friends, neighbors and colleagues about medical issues is simply wrong. It may be in poor taste, but not illegal.

Posted by: CN at July 18, 2021 10:58 AM (ONvIw)

453 410- I just DDG'd pictures of Sherman to check on something before making a comment that I decided not to make. But there are apparently no, none, zero, nada pictures of the guy smiling. He was a rather distinguished looking chap later in life though.
Posted by: Oddbob at July 18, 2021 10:42 AM

Just saw online that his museum, the Sherman House, is located in Lancaster Ohio. Sounds like a pretty interesting place. The short video shows artwork that he did as a student at West Point. Top-notch! I also just learned that the Sherman Anti-Trust Act is named after his brother. That may be common knowledge to some here, but there are just too many facts in the world for me to keep up!

Posted by: Moonbeam at July 18, 2021 10:58 AM (qe5CM)

454 Yeah it's not as if what they did last year was legal. The whole thing was flagrantly criminal. New laws won't make these crooks less crooked.

The point is moot in any event... No meaningful voting law will make it past the gauntlet of black-robed crooks, anyway.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 18, 2021 10:58 AM (7Ttpp)

455 Tin-foil hat on:

The TX Dems deliberately allowed themselves to be photographed sans-tard rags on the plane, then 3 of them "test positive" in DC - therefore: Masks Work! Mask mandates for All!

Tin-foil hat off.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at July 18, 2021 10:59 AM (Bmy3R)

456 Can we blame the "delta 88 variant?"

That olds thing again?

Posted by: Oddbob at July 18, 2021 10:59 AM (nfrXX)

457 451 Honest question to those who have had the vaccine: Did you get any supporting paper work or cards?

When my husband got his shots he signed a form giving the info to the CDC or some other federal agency.

Posted by: CN at July 18, 2021 10:59 AM (ONvIw)

458 That olds thing again?
Posted by: Oddbob



Nice

Posted by: Y5 at July 18, 2021 11:00 AM (8tNUK)

459 John Ram had a 6 shot lead at The Player's Championship (IIRC) on a Saturday.
He popped positive and was forced to withdraw.
He had been vaxed for several weeks already.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at July 18, 2021 11:00 AM (7Fj9P)

460 Honest question to those who have had the vaccine: Did you get any supporting paper work or cards?

Yup.
Posted by: naturalfake at July 18, 2021 10:57 AM (5NkmN)


The template is available.too online.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 18, 2021 11:00 AM (axyOa)

461 Getting it was less of a PITA than changing jobs would have been but it has cost the company some goodwill in my mind that will be figured in if/when the opportunity for a change arises.
Posted by: Oddbob at July 18, 2021 10:56 AM (nfrXX)

I've been intending at some point to cash out, and set up a private practice. This may have sped up the process a bit, but I'm looking forward to not having a boss.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 18, 2021 11:00 AM (hku12)

462 I asked this coworker if she had to fill out any paperwork. She didn't remember but thought the gave her some paperwork afterwards. Which she didn't read. She's so proud of her card.

SMFH

Posted by: Infidel at July 18, 2021 11:01 AM (dYrVA)

463 Dang. Dench was a hottie.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 18, 2021 11:01 AM (axyOa)

464 The template is available.too online.
Posted by: Diogenes at July 18, 2021 11:00 AM (axyOa)

Just asking for a friend, but where might one find a high-quality template if one was looking for such a thing, which I definitely am not.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at July 18, 2021 11:01 AM (Bmy3R)

465 WE HAZ A NOOD

Posted by: Skip guy who says NOOD at July 18, 2021 11:01 AM (Cxk7w)

466 Nood

Posted by: CN at July 18, 2021 11:02 AM (ONvIw)

467 how can an employer mandate the vax, you can not get the vax'd sick and the non vax'd know exactly what they are doing

Posted by: will choose a nic later at July 18, 2021 11:02 AM (bTQ72)

468 Like clockwork, CBD post is up.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 18, 2021 11:02 AM (hku12)

469 See you next Saturday, Horde

Posted by: CN at July 18, 2021 11:02 AM (ONvIw)

470 I'm a Rocket 88 man, myself. After the Day of the Dice, shiny black ones will convey my Knout Squads to their destinations in comfort and style.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 18, 2021 11:03 AM (7Ttpp)

471 445 The big problem, if your work requires the COVID vaccine, with saying "I'm vaccinated." when you aren't is that they'll demand to see your card or papers proving that you've had the vaccine.
==================
Honest question to those who have had the vaccine: Did you get any supporting paper work or cards?
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at July 18, 2021
10:55 AM

I would think that if you lie about having the vaccine, it's kind of like saying you're a non-smoker.

I got a bright pink card when I got the first shot, and then had to bring it back for the second shot. They attached little stickers from the vaccine vials that show the lot number and the date each shot was administered.

Posted by: Moonbeam at July 18, 2021 11:05 AM (qe5CM)

472 470: I liked the Rocket 88 too. Better than Delta or Jetstar. An uncle was an Olds dealer and had a vintage model or two.

Posted by: CN at July 18, 2021 11:05 AM (ONvIw)

473 It violates the Nuremberg Code to force someone to take part in medical experiments.

All the CV19 drugs are experimental, and freaking dangerous.

Nobody pushing the injections on you is your friend, folks.

Posted by: callsign claymore at July 18, 2021 11:06 AM (zyAtA)

474 Nobody pushing the injections on you is your friend, folks.
Posted by: callsign claymore at July 18, 2021 11:06 AM (zyAtA)

Not an experimental one, that's for sure.

Posted by: CN at July 18, 2021 11:07 AM (ONvIw)

475 427 of course they had the cheat planned for Hillary in 2016

Trump did way better than they thought so he beat the 2016 cheat, they made real sure he did not beat the 2020 cheat
Posted by: will choose a nic later at July 18, 2021 10:48 AM (bTQ72)


I have a different theory: they believed the polls that had Hillary not losing in any scenario, so they decided to back off and not stick their necks out and risk getting caught. They thought Hillary had it in the bag. They thought wrong.

I don't believe Trump "beat the cheat" in 2016. It was a very narrow win.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at July 18, 2021 11:08 AM (tAm/I)

476 Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at July 18, 2021 11:08 AM (tAm/I)

Thanks again for the thread. I'm thinking of being a weekend only poster and lurking during the week. I get so many ideas from the book thread and many turn out to be splendid.

Posted by: CN at July 18, 2021 11:09 AM (ONvIw)

477 Thank you, OM. Have a great week.

Posted by: callsign claymore at July 18, 2021 11:11 AM (zyAtA)

478 "207 Finished First Lensman yesterday, the second book in the Lensman Saga. Although the space battles are quite toned down from Triplanetary, there is still plenty of action to go around.

Posted by: Lord Squirrel at July 18, 2021 08:12 AM

That book contains what is, no doubt, the best engineering insult ever devised: "I could swallow a handful of metal filings and puke a better emergency backup pump than that."

I often adapt it to my own situation.

Posted by: Cybersmythe at July 18, 2021 09:17 AM (17UTy) "


Agreed !
I too have used it (suitably modified) on select occasions !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we're not doing hash-in-nic anymore? (T/XHv) at July 18, 2021 11:11 AM (T/XHv)

479 Posted by: callsign claymore at July 18, 2021 11:11 AM (zyAtA)

Thanks for the Malachi MArtin ideas, btw

Posted by: CN at July 18, 2021 11:12 AM (ONvIw)

480 That video I posted said there have been enough adverse events that we should be investgating. Remember, this is causing heart problems in some people. That's not a trivial reaction. I believe we are at 9k+ deaths from the vaccine. Yes there are still reasons why someone might choose to be vaccinated. There are also some good reasons why someone might say no.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at July 18, 2021 11:12 AM (YynYJ)

481 OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional

First, I hope your wife has recovered fully, and that you are the picture of health, for varying amounts of health. May you two turtledoves have a social distance of zero, notwithstanding those problematic pants.

The Jill Stein recount, and analysis of urban areas showed there was extensive cheating in 2016. Without the fraud, it would not have been close. JMHO.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at July 18, 2021 11:13 AM (u82oZ)

482 Notsothoreau - look forward

All this shows they hate normals like us.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at July 18, 2021 11:14 AM (u82oZ)

483 "I don't believe Trump "beat the cheat" in 2016. It was a very narrow win."

They thought Pussygate would kill Trump, and it nearly did. Key was Evangelicals not flaking. Made it tighter, but Trump only lost NH because of it.

Posted by: Ignoramus at July 18, 2021 11:23 AM (ZHVt1)

484 My thing is, which got mocked by one of our more trollish regulars, is that I got the shot because I don't want to have to deal with the consequences of not having gotten it.

I don't fear the "vaccine" any more than I fear the virus.

I have a developmentally disabled son, and I work in the healthcare industry. Getting the shot makes it possible to do things we wouldn't, if we hadn't.

Like work and go places. I don't see that as "submitting" or giving in. It's just common sense, given our circumstance.
Posted by: BurtTC at July 18, 2021 10:41 AM (hku12)


We commend you, citizen.

Posted by: The government at July 18, 2021 11:30 AM (Fs5vw)

485
I also just learned that the Sherman Anti-Trust Act is named after his brother. That may be common knowledge to some here, but there are just too many facts in the world for me to keep up! Posted by: Moonbeam at July 18, 2021 10:58 AM (qe5CM)

for more reading on the subject: Revenge: John Sherman, Russell Alger and the origins of the Sherman Act (abstract and downloadable PDF in link)

https://tinyurl.com/w9zb7wvx

Posted by: Kindltot at July 18, 2021 11:34 AM (ySM85)

486 late to the discussion again, but in regards to the vaccine:

Trump called it what it is- the Chinese Virus. I go a further step and call it the Chinese Biological Weapon.
You want that virus in your body? No thanks. So IMHO, this would be a hell of a lot easier to sell the vaccine if we simply call it what it is- the response to a bio attack.
anyway, have a good one all.

Posted by: Secret Squirrel at July 18, 2021 11:40 AM (z3Z3Q)

487 485- for more reading on the subject: Revenge: John Sherman, Russell Alger and the origins of the Sherman Act (abstract and downloadable PDF in link)

https://tinyurl.com/w9zb7wvx
Posted by: Kindltot at July 18, 2021 11:34 AM

Thanks! I'll give it a go.

Posted by: Moonbeam at July 18, 2021 11:40 AM (qe5CM)

488 Posted by: Secret Squirrel at July 18, 2021 11:40 AM (z3Z3Q)

You too, best regards to Morocco Mole

Posted by: CN at July 18, 2021 11:42 AM (ONvIw)

489 455 Tin-foil hat on:

The TX Dems deliberately allowed themselves to be photographed sans-tard rags on the plane, then 3 of them "test positive" in DC - therefore: Masks Work! Mask mandates for All!

Tin-foil hat off.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at July 18, 2021 10:59 AM (Bmy3R)

Maybe a little bit of that. But it's 98% a delay tactic. The whole group will probably be quarantined for at the very least, two weeks. Probably longer.

Posted by: Justsayin' at July 18, 2021 11:52 AM (Fs5vw)

490 Greetings:

"The Spanish Holocaust" by Paul Preston

Mired as we seem to be in our progressive 21st Century, I found this book to have been "captured" by its title. In his effort to make it come true, the author seems determined to document every slice and slight through our current lenses.

I was a couple of hundred pages into the reading when I came across "and twenty-five sheep were taken from a wealthy land owner."as if the "wealthy" was a mitigation of the "taken".

The 500 or so very packed pages of a litanization of what happened was way too much for my current level of interest.

That being said, I found no reason to doubt the information the author provided. And I am going to give the author's "The Spanish Civil War" a shot in my near future.

Posted by: 11B40 at July 18, 2021 12:15 PM (evgyj)

491 I just finished reading The Godfather starring Marlon Brando.

Posted by: LostInSpace at July 18, 2021 12:31 PM (ESLBo)

492 C'mon readers!

Let's get this thread to 500!

Posted by: Weak Geek today is a sexagenarian (who lacks sex) at July 18, 2021 12:32 PM (JlCRN)

493 Though it is late in the thread, I too wish the illustrious Eris a Happy Birthday!

Posted by: John F. MacMichael at July 18, 2021 12:35 PM (x4GWW)

494 492: YOu better help

Posted by: CN at July 18, 2021 12:40 PM (ONvIw)

495 I believe the expression is "Dash My Wig and Whiskers!"

Posted by: boldface at July 18, 2021 12:40 PM (W9+/F)

496 I think Trump did beat the cheat in 2016 and at that point even Hillary and Podesta knew that shutting down the count and creating ballots would fail. This time (2020) they had McConnell and other China dollies from the GOP on their side, like say, Bill Barr

Posted by: CN at July 18, 2021 12:42 PM (ONvIw)

497 495 I believe the expression is "Dash My Wig and Whiskers!"
Posted by: boldface at July 18, 2021 12:40 PM (W9+/F)

I dare say you're right. I vaguely recall that from some movie.

Posted by: CN at July 18, 2021 12:42 PM (ONvIw)

498 220 "Still Reading about the Ottomans in WWI. The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East by Eugene Rogan is not a great book. Written in 2016, it has too much on politics and not enough operational military history."

The left's long march through the study of history has resulted in some very political histories of the Ottomans (by Turks and others) which explain how their wars (the conquest of the Eastern Roman Empire, the conquest of Hungary and the two sieges of Vienna as well as their extensive conquests of other Islamic peoples) were merely responses to the aggression of the Christian West-the poor Ottomans, why's everybody always picking on them. This has resulted in some pushback, most frequently by Hungarian historians.

Posted by: Carlos V at July 18, 2021 12:43 PM (Ap+cR)

499 The Jill Stein recount, and analysis of urban areas showed there was extensive cheating in 2016. Without the fraud, it would not have been close. JMHO.
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at July 18, 2021 11:13 AM (u82oZ)

Mine too

Posted by: CN at July 18, 2021 12:43 PM (ONvIw)

500 Happy Birthday Eris.

Posted by: CN at July 18, 2021 12:44 PM (ONvIw)

501 497 495 I believe the expression is "Dash My Wig and Whiskers!"
Posted by: boldface at July 18, 2021 12:40 PM (W9+/F)

I heard that in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Posted by: CN at July 18, 2021 01:01 PM (ONvIw)

502 @494 --

I did. Why else would I post a comment completely deviod of content?

But I see we made it!

Posted by: Weak Geek today is a sexagenarian (who lacks sex) at July 18, 2021 01:09 PM (Om/di)

503 * devoid *

Posted by: Weak Geek today is a sexagenarian (who lacks sex) at July 18, 2021 01:12 PM (Om/di)

504 William Tecumseh Sherman might disagree./JK
Posted by: Moonbeam
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Hmm. 3000 Union lost at Kennesaw mountain.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 18, 2021 04:53 PM (2nFxy)

505 Today IS my birthday, JT!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 18, 2021 08:16

Well happy birthday you sweet young thing. Can I say that today? We've actually met, it is true.

Oh noes, the woke mob is coming for me now.

Posted by: Farmer at July 18, 2021 05:43 PM (55Qr6)

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