Tuesday Overnight Open Thread (7/27/21)

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The Quote of The Day

"Now more people from my unit have committed suicide than died in combat," the Iraq combat vet said. "It really kind of strips your humanity and soul away, war does."

The ONT Musical Interlude



On this day: 27 Jul 1958
Fan's of rock & roll music were warned that tuning into music on the car radio could cost you more money. Researchers from the Esso gas company said the rhythm of rock & roll could cause the driver to be foot heavy on the pedal, making them waste fuel. via thisdayinmusic.com


Feel free to name some great cruisin' songs............


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1 er

Posted by: Pikov Andropov at July 27, 2021 09:07 PM (rt0xh)

2 Not centered.

Posted by: Alabama at July 27, 2021 09:07 PM (4fSQf)

3

Firſt!

Posted by: Zettai at July 27, 2021 09:07 PM (kauAU)

4 Hello MisHum!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 27, 2021 09:07 PM (Dc2NZ)

5 Sponge

Posted by: FIRST!!!!! at July 27, 2021 09:07 PM (C1NyB)

6 I'm back.

Posted by: Pastor Charles the Simple at July 27, 2021 09:07 PM (HuH1F)

7 But bold

Posted by: Alabama at July 27, 2021 09:07 PM (4fSQf)

8 Top Ten!

Posted by: Iris at July 27, 2021 09:07 PM (6lKe4)

9 Yo hordemates!

Posted by: Diogenes at July 27, 2021 09:07 PM (axyOa)

10 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLiJl2wb1NM

Posted by: Braenyard at July 27, 2021 09:07 PM (XgGMK)

11 Damn rooskies

Posted by: Alabama at July 27, 2021 09:07 PM (4fSQf)

12 So, we gets our choice: BOLD, or centered.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at July 27, 2021 09:07 PM (OTzUX)

13 Close enough for a former gumment employee!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 27, 2021 09:07 PM (hOUT3)

14 Good evening everyone!

Posted by: Tonypete at July 27, 2021 09:07 PM (6WCwE)

15 Sorry to deflate, boys!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 27, 2021 09:07 PM (Dc2NZ)

16 hiya

Posted by: JT at July 27, 2021 09:08 PM (arJlL)

17 Yea! ONT!

Posted by: tbodie at July 27, 2021 09:08 PM (fcqmr)

18 I'm making Chili, question... Carrots or no?

Posted by: Sassy at July 27, 2021 09:08 PM (xSICi)

19 How bold! Nice pic MisHum... as always you have the best pictures.

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 27, 2021 09:08 PM (nxdel)

20 Evening, Horde...How goes it?

Posted by: Lord Squirrel at July 27, 2021 09:09 PM (K5n5d)

21 16 Sorry to deflate, boys!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 27, 2021 09:07 PM (Dc2NZ)

A well placed comma makes all the difference.

Posted by: Alabama at July 27, 2021 09:09 PM (4fSQf)

22 Did that guy just reverse keel-haul himself?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 27, 2021 09:09 PM (6FeV1)

23 Regrets, I had a few...

actually a lot more than a few!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 27, 2021 09:09 PM (hOUT3)

24 Eris with the save. I think that means we're in her debt for it. Which means she gets to choose when that debt will be called in.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 27, 2021 09:09 PM (ghoDT)

25 I have been across a bridge like that in the photo, very scary it was!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 27, 2021 09:10 PM (hOUT3)

26 Fly me to the moon.

Posted by: Marilu Henner at July 27, 2021 09:10 PM (4I/2K)

27 I'm making Chili, question... Carrots or no?

Posted by: Sassy at July 27, 2021 09:08 PM (xSICi)
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Not my preference, but whatever floats your boat...As long as your boat is not the one in the pic above...

Posted by: Lord Squirrel at July 27, 2021 09:10 PM (K5n5d)

28 Yep, regrets.

Definately not, "OH! SHIT!"

Posted by: tbodie at July 27, 2021 09:10 PM (fcqmr)

29 Bazooka Joe's friend Mort wore a neck gaiter.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 27, 2021 09:10 PM (63Dwl)

30 I loved the card catalogs. I

A time gone by.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 27, 2021 09:10 PM (axyOa)

31 via Insty ---

Status Quo sucks monkey balls...

Okay okay that wasn't the headline...

HEALTH: Moderate drinking linked to lower heart attack risk, study says.

My heart sez "fuck yeah".

But 20% of y'all bought the first one, no?

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 27, 2021 09:10 PM (F0YaR)

32 I feel unemboldened

Posted by: Shy Miklos at July 27, 2021 09:11 PM (QzkSJ)

33 Where is Fastly Strokewater?!

Posted by: Angela Lately at July 27, 2021 09:11 PM (wKoxK)

34 34 Where is Fastly Strokewater?!
Posted by: Angela Lately at July 27, 2021 09:11 PM (wKoxK)

Buckinghamshire?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 27, 2021 09:12 PM (6FeV1)

35 Did that guy just reverse keel-haul himself?
Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 27, 2021 09:09 PM (6FeV1)

Ram truck driver. What else.

Posted by: Count de Monet, Free Agent (4I/2K) at July 27, 2021 09:12 PM (4I/2K)

36 Sorry to deflate, boys!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 27, 2021 09:07 PM


That's usually my line.

Posted by: The Nancy Pelosi Sex Tape at July 27, 2021 09:12 PM (a3Q+t)

37 I feel unemboldened

Posted by: Shy Miklos at July 27, 2021 09:11 PM



Blame Eris!

Posted by: Zettai at July 27, 2021 09:12 PM (kauAU)

38 Ram truck driver. What else.
Posted by: Count de Monet, Free Agent (4I/2K) at July 27, 2021 09:12 PM (4I/2K)

They don't have pedals for the gas and brake, they have buttons.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 27, 2021 09:12 PM (6FeV1)

39 Radar Love..... by Golden Earring.

Posted by: Lump the Chump at July 27, 2021 09:13 PM (+iXzm)

40 But very bold!

Posted by: No One of Consequence at July 27, 2021 09:13 PM (CAJOC)

41 My favorite cruising album is Bob Segar's greatest hits.

I can so several hundred miles on that one alone.

Posted by: Alabama at July 27, 2021 09:13 PM (4fSQf)

42 Thanks for the dandy ONT, Mis Hum!

Great tune up top behind the old bridge.

Feeling really sorry for the boat dude who slammed on the brakes...

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at July 27, 2021 09:13 PM (rwusL)

43 On this day: 27 Jul 1958
Fan's of rock & roll music were warned that tuning into music on the car radio could cost you more money. Researchers from the Esso gas company said the rhythm of rock & roll could cause the driver to be foot heavy on the pedal, making them waste fuel. via thisdayinmusic.com


They wasn't lyin'.

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 27, 2021 09:13 PM (F0YaR)

44 Geez! I'm here!

Posted by: Fastly Strokewater at July 27, 2021 09:13 PM (gWAUD)

45 I think they're doing the mask thing now because they know from last year that cases are going to go down in about 2 weeks. All due to seasonality. And then they can say, "See?!!! Masks work." And they'll be wrong.

Look at the ethical skeptic on Twitter and you see the curve for now and this time last year in Texas look very much alike, but offset by a bit.

Posted by: InCali at July 27, 2021 09:13 PM (ov5G+)

46 Well heck. Not bold anymore.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at July 27, 2021 09:13 PM (CAJOC)

47 So we went to visit our friends in Kearney today and hubby thought it would be a great idea to start drinking beer at 1:30 in the afternoon. Suffice to say.. he felt like shit when we got home. No sympathy here.

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 27, 2021 09:13 PM (nxdel)

48 I miss those old card catalogs. They were a lot user friendlier than the computer catalogs of today.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- Bitterly clinging to the deplorable life at July 27, 2021 09:13 PM (pRR7F)

49 I'm making Chili, question... Carrots or no?

Posted by: Sassy


That's a trick question. You're supposed to put corn in chili.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 27, 2021 09:13 PM (+lVUW)

50 Greenly Fishbottom.

Posted by: Eromero at July 27, 2021 09:14 PM (0OP+5)

51 If I spend money to buy gas that I enjoy burning, well then it wasn't a "waste", was it? I got enjoyment out of it.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 27, 2021 09:14 PM (6FeV1)

52 America's Veterans Are Killing Themselves at an Alarming Rate

Jesus come and heal our soldiers.

Surround them with family and friends and strangers that say the right words.

Fill them with the knowledge of your love for them and the understanding that every one of them is very special to you and that you mourn with them and will wipe each tear-stained eye and surround them with your comfort.

They served their country, they obeyed their orders, that the meek and the mild would not perish or suffer the wrath of ungodly tyrants. Lay a special hand of healing and protection on them.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 27, 2021 09:14 PM (5We2S)

53 Angela Lately is a pill!

Posted by: Fastly Strokewater at July 27, 2021 09:14 PM (gWAUD)

54 25 Eris with the save. I think that means we're in her debt for it. Which means she gets to choose when that debt will be called in.
Posted by: hogmartin at July 27, 2021 09:09 PM (ghoDT)

Well...shit.

Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at July 27, 2021 09:14 PM (II3Gr)

55 Deep Purple - Highway Star

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 27, 2021 09:14 PM (63Dwl)

56 Good evening, Horde!

Posted by: Ladyl at July 27, 2021 09:14 PM (tqAJc)

57 Cruising song... Radar Love.

Posted by: davidt at July 27, 2021 09:15 PM (am54q)

58 Braynard project concludes 157K illegal ballots counted in WI (margin of "victory" was 1/8 that). Haven't looked at it, but usually Braynard examines ballot legitimacy based on available public info - people who are dead, no longer resident in a state, or under-age, for example, whose "votes" are counted.

Note: this is completely separate from any fraudulent tabulation, OR any post-tabulation manipulation or distortion - if either occurred. Three totally independent potential sources of error in official election results.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at July 27, 2021 09:15 PM (OTzUX)

59 So we went to visit our friends in Kearney today and hubby thought it would be a great idea to start drinking beer at 1:30 in the afternoon. Suffice to say.. he felt like shit when we got home. No sympathy here.
Posted by: Jewells45

But he didn't SMELL like shit, right ?

RIGHT ?

Posted by: JT at July 27, 2021 09:15 PM (arJlL)

60 cause the driver to be foot heavy on the pedal, making them waste fuel. via thisdayinmusic.com

They wasn't lyin'.
Posted by: GnuBreed

And result in a few fines

Posted by: Jean at July 27, 2021 09:15 PM (Xih1H)

61 TonyPete--if you're still here--how did your problem with Wow get resolved? I haven't had internet since Sunday. I have to link to my phone.

Posted by: Ladyl at July 27, 2021 09:16 PM (tqAJc)

62 {{Ladyl}} we need to chat soon!

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 27, 2021 09:16 PM (nxdel)

63

My people call it chilli and we put turnips in it...

Posted by: Zettai at July 27, 2021 09:16 PM (kauAU)

64 Hot Rod Lincoln

Posted by: Count de Monet, Free Agent (4I/2K) at July 27, 2021 09:16 PM (4I/2K)

65 Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 27, 2021 09:07 PM (Dc2NZ)

Nope. Thanks to Pixy, that won't work.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 27, 2021 09:16 PM (Q9lwr)

66 Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 27, 2021 09:14 PM (5We2S)

Amen.

Posted by: Emmie -- we need more Trump, not less at July 27, 2021 09:16 PM (Hrwnm)

67 Cosmo's Factory bring me back.. Great CCR tune!

Posted by: dartist at July 27, 2021 09:16 PM (+ya+t)

68 Anyway... Evenin', Horde!

Finished my second day on the new job. Bored out of my mind so far. Not my employer's fault, though. Waiting for the client to set up my access to their systems. Can't do anything without it.

All told, I'm much happier to be bored in the new job than stressed in the old one.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at July 27, 2021 09:16 PM (CAJOC)

69 JT

Posted by: RIGHT? at July 27, 2021 09:17 PM (QzkSJ)

70 24 Eris with the save. I think that means we're in her debt for it. Which means she gets to choose when that debt will be called in.
Posted by: hogmartin at July 27, 2021 09:09 PM (ghoDT)
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You shall know neither the hour nor the alley.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 27, 2021 09:17 PM (Dc2NZ)

71 But he didn't SMELL like shit, right ?

No he just smelled like beer.

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 27, 2021 09:17 PM (nxdel)

72 Well...shit.
Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at July 27, 2021 09:14 PM (II3Gr)


Hopefully she calls it in before watching "Mad Jungle Empress".

Posted by: hogmartin at July 27, 2021 09:17 PM (ghoDT)

73 good evening horde

Posted by: wing at July 27, 2021 09:17 PM (PlW9M)

74 Warren Zevon - Excitable Boy

Posted by: ZOD at July 27, 2021 09:17 PM (xK9An)

75 48 I miss those old card catalogs. They were a lot user friendlier than the computer catalogs of today.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- Bitterly clinging to the deplorable life at July 27, 2021 09:13 PM (pRR7F)


The Dewey Decimal System was invented by a commie.

I'm just sayin'...

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 27, 2021 09:17 PM (F0YaR)

76 America's Veterans Are Killing Themselves at an Alarming Rate

Jesus come and heal our soldiers.

Surround them with family and friends and strangers that say the right words.

Fill them with the knowledge of your love for them and the understanding that every one of them is very special to you and that you mourn with them and will wipe each tear-stained eye and surround them with your comfort.

They served their country, they obeyed their orders, that the meek and the mild would not perish or suffer the wrath of ungodly tyrants. Lay a special hand of healing and protection on them.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 27, 2021 09:14 PM (5We2S)
* * * *
Amen.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at July 27, 2021 09:18 PM (rwusL)

77 My driving music is shit like Wolfgang Gartner and Deadmau5.....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 27, 2021 09:18 PM (6FeV1)

78 {{{Jewells}}}

{{{Wing}}}

Posted by: Ladyl at July 27, 2021 09:18 PM (tqAJc)

79 Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 27, 2021 09:14 PM (5We2S)

BC, thank you for posting that.
Our "betters" have sacrificed many good people for naught and they should have a day of reckoning!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 27, 2021 09:18 PM (hOUT3)

80 My people call it chilli and we put turnips in it...
Posted by: Zettai


Zettai-

Nuked too much or not enough?

Posted by: Miklos hope you at least add some paprika at July 27, 2021 09:18 PM (QzkSJ)

81 If I spend money to buy gas that I enjoy burning, well then it wasn't a "waste", was it?
Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 27, 2021 09:14 PM


It depends. What of the other parts of the hydrocarbon molecule?

My people used every part of the prairie crab.

Posted by: Elizabeth "Two Dogs" Warren at July 27, 2021 09:19 PM (a3Q+t)

82 Dear {{{Hrothgar}}}

Posted by: Ladyl at July 27, 2021 09:19 PM (tqAJc)

83 Deep Purple - Highway Star
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 27, 2021 09:14 PM (63Dwl)

Best. Driving. Song. Ever.

Posted by: Russkilitlover at July 27, 2021 09:19 PM (nWxPx)

84 Probably noted by now - great cruising song - "Radar Love"

Posted by: cfo mom at July 27, 2021 09:19 PM (Q8bDL)

85 The Dewey Decimal System was invented by a commie.

I'm just sayin'...
Posted by: GnuBreed

Fire when ready, Gridley!

Posted by: Admiral Dewey at July 27, 2021 09:20 PM (QzkSJ)

86 Ah, {{{Ladyl}}} & {{{Jewells))), my day is now completel

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 27, 2021 09:20 PM (hOUT3)

87 It depends. What of the other parts of the hydrocarbon molecule?

My people used every part of the prairie crab.
Posted by: Elizabeth "Two Dogs" Warren at July 27, 2021 09:19 PM (a3Q+t)

I put it straight into the troposphere to ruin your summer vacation.

Whore.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 27, 2021 09:20 PM (6FeV1)

88 This Status Quo drivin' song does not suck:

"Forty-Five Hundred Times"

https://tinyurl.com/2hn9k8w

Posted by: Guy Smiley at July 27, 2021 09:20 PM (Bmy3R)

89 My favorite cruising album is Bob Segar's greatest hits.

I can so several hundred miles on that one alone.
Posted by: Alabama at July 27, 2021 09:13 PM (4fSQf)


Ditto

Posted by: Diogenes at July 27, 2021 09:20 PM (axyOa)

90 {{{Ladyl}}}

Posted by: wing at July 27, 2021 09:20 PM (PlW9M)

91 Segar's The Fire Inside

Motley Crue Kickstart will get you a speeding ticket

Segar's Hollywood Nights will also get you a ticket.

Posted by: Alabama at July 27, 2021 09:20 PM (4fSQf)

92 Radar Love by Golden Earring. Or anything by The Allman Brothers.

Posted by: Eromero at July 27, 2021 09:20 PM (0OP+5)

93 The Dewey Decimal System was invented by a commie.

I'm just sayin'...
Posted by: GnuBreed at July 27, 2021 09:17 PM (F0YaR)


That's why my books are organized according to the LC system.

If they were organized, they would be.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 27, 2021 09:20 PM (ghoDT)

94 Stranglehold
Ted Nugent

Posted by: Thanatopsis at beautiful Chancre del Diablo ranch at July 27, 2021 09:21 PM (mOu1z)

95 My books are organized by statistical mechanics

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 27, 2021 09:21 PM (6FeV1)

96 Foghat - Slow Ride
Van Halen - Top Jimmy
Tom Petty - American Girl

Posted by: NALNAMSAM- not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at July 27, 2021 09:21 PM (+ldAm)

97 Those tiny Dewey Decimal drawers made a distinct sound when they were shut hard.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 27, 2021 09:21 PM (ybIRR)

98 Probably noted by now - great cruising song - "Radar Love"
Posted by: cfo mom

Not if there's a Kojack with a Kodak

Posted by: Miklos in the rocking chair at July 27, 2021 09:21 PM (QzkSJ)

99 hey what actually happened to Crowder?!?!?

Posted by: BlackOrchid at July 27, 2021 09:21 PM (j9HX3)

100 Ladyl - It was a three part problem;

1) My modem/router was physically destroyed during the lightening strike. That was what everyone, me too, concentrated on as we all could see it. Also, it was destroyed by a surge from the electrical power side, not the cable side.

2) The cable from outside into my house was destroyed also but it 'hid' a bit by vegetation covering the hole that was left after the dirt was blown away from the cable exploding.

3) A splitter was toasted inside the house. That took forever to diagnose because no one expected it. As I said, the cable itself was toasted and no one thought any surge got through it to cause damage downstream.

After the modem, cable and splitter were all replaced, all was well. Still though, it took a week because their service crews could not get to me.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 27, 2021 09:22 PM (6WCwE)

101
They served their country, they obeyed their orders, that the meek and the mild would not perish or suffer the wrath of ungodly tyrants. Lay a special hand of healing and protection on them.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 27, 2021 09:14 PM (5We2S)
* * * *
Amen.
Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at July 27, 2021 09:18 PM (rwusL)


Amen.

Posted by: Ladyl at July 27, 2021 09:22 PM (tqAJc)

102 Bitter Clinger,
Thank you.

And thank you for encouraging me to go back to Mass. I did. It was, well, it was.

I received Christ into my body for the first time since Feb 2020. And it was a miracle.

However, It may be another several months if my parish reinstates mandatory masks, which is likely.



Posted by: nurse ratched at July 27, 2021 09:22 PM (U2p+3)

103 My books are organized with the bigger ones in back.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 27, 2021 09:22 PM (axyOa)

104 Nice musical-type selections this evening, MisHum. One can never have too much CCR, Steppenwolf or Uncle Ted.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at July 27, 2021 09:22 PM (HaL55)

105 Autobahn - Kraftwerk

Posted by: Count de Monet, Free Agent (4I/2K) at July 27, 2021 09:22 PM (4I/2K)

106 Eris with the save. I think that means we're in her debt for it. Which means she gets to choose when that debt will be called in.
Posted by: hogmartin at July 27, 2021 09:09 PM


Not me. I got a credit for catching her in the Book Thread some time ago without pants, and not telling Mr. Muse.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 27, 2021 09:23 PM (a3Q+t)

107 Technically, my system is "whatever I was reading last goes on top"

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 27, 2021 09:23 PM (6FeV1)

108 Marshall Tucker Band - Can't You See
Paralyzed- Ted Nugent

Posted by: NALNAMSAM- not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at July 27, 2021 09:23 PM (+ldAm)

109 However, It may be another several months if my parish reinstates mandatory masks, which is likely.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 27, 2021 09:22 PM (U2p+3)

Christ held church in a boat.

Posted by: Alabama at July 27, 2021 09:23 PM (4fSQf)

110 77 My driving music is shit like Wolfgang Gartner and Deadmau5.....
Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 27, 2021 09:18 PM (6FeV1)
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Yesss.

Saw him at Merriweather Post. Great show.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 27, 2021 09:23 PM (Dc2NZ)

111 Howdy Hordelings! Greetings Mis Hum!

Love listening to Ted Nugent while driving. My favorite is a live version of Wang Dang Sweet Poontang. From his album Full Bluntal Nugity.

https://youtu.be/NA8tUpNNcl0

Posted by: Doof at July 27, 2021 09:23 PM (mZUr4)

112 Little Feat is good driving or riding music.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at July 27, 2021 09:23 PM (rwusL)

113 So reviewing all the statements, lies, and hysteria from the CDC, Fauci, MSM... this is what I expect to see in the coming weeks:

Vaccines will prove to not be very effective, especial against the variants, which is the fault of the un-vaccinated (only the white ones) because science says so. Then it will be not just masks but lock-downs again and even more random, extreme measures to slow the spread. And plenty of hate for the un-vaxed for this tragic turn of events.


That's when the idea of camps for the un-vaxed start to to get thrown around. Or maybe house arrest until a solution can be found.

Posted by: Ripley at July 27, 2021 09:23 PM (PTDkx)

114 Chet Faker's "Gold" is a good driving song IMO. Driving songs really have to suit the time of day and the road.

The video's terrible though, don't watch it. Just awful.

https://youtu.be/hi4pzKvuEQM

Posted by: hogmartin at July 27, 2021 09:23 PM (ghoDT)

115 #76. AMEN.

Posted by: Adriane the Critic at July 27, 2021 09:23 PM (okV1R)

116 Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 27, 2021 09:14 PM (5We2S)
* * * *
Amen.
Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at July 27, 2021 09:18 PM (rwusL)

Great sentiment, but most of what modern Christianity teaches does NOT support a soldier. We have seen and done shit that civilians cannot imagine... We have been the tip of the Spear for God, in many areas of the World, but our ACTIONS do not fit with Civilian sentiments... and thus... we do not TALK about it... because we would get no support nor understanding.

My Father was a WW2 and Korea Navy Vet. The ONLY person in the family who has heard THOSE stories... was me... and only after I had been through Military shit meself.

I will do great and terrible things, to protect those I love... is NOT an acceptable sentiment today...

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 27, 2021 09:23 PM (oHd/0)

117 91 Segar's The Fire Inside Down Below

www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6kk28ZSHr8

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 27, 2021 09:24 PM (hOUT3)

118
After the modem, cable and splitter were all replaced, all was well. Still though, it took a week because their service crews could not get to me.
Posted by: Tonypete at July 27, 2021 09:22 PM (6WCwE)


Hmmm. My cable is buried, but it may have been damaged when I had a new section of fence installed. The modem indicates it is online, but--no internet. I don't think there was a lightening strike, but I can't be sure.

Posted by: Ladyl at July 27, 2021 09:24 PM (tqAJc)

119 "Segar's Hollywood Nights will also get you a ticket."

Yes, yes it will.

Posted by: davidt at July 27, 2021 09:24 PM (am54q)

120 Tie down straps?

Posted by: guy in bottom picture at July 27, 2021 09:24 PM (MzKgG)

121 Best cruising album?

Eric Clapton and JJ Cale,
The Road to Escondido.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 27, 2021 09:24 PM (U2p+3)

122 Not me. I got a credit for catching her in the Book Thread some time ago without pants, and not telling Mr. Muse.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 27, 2021 09:23 PM (a3Q+t)
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I traipse through life like Tom Bombadil, merrily unpantsed and high on Long Bottom Leaf.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 27, 2021 09:25 PM (Dc2NZ)

123 I will do great and terrible things, to protect those I love... is NOT an acceptable sentiment today...
Posted by: Romeo13 at July 27, 2021 09:23 PM (oHd/0)

Well where's the percentage in that?

Posted by: TV Preacher Man at July 27, 2021 09:25 PM (6FeV1)

124 My books are organized with the bigger ones in back.
Posted by: Diogenes

My books are organized with the bigger ones on the bottom.

Posted by: Miklos, un-de-cluttered at July 27, 2021 09:25 PM (QzkSJ)

125

"'Vor uns liegt ein weites Tal, die Sonne scheint mit glitzern Strahl..."


Love that shit...

Posted by: Zettai at July 27, 2021 09:25 PM (kauAU)

126 "Girl Goodbye" by Toto

Posted by: Scanner Dan at July 27, 2021 09:25 PM (kFflX)

127 Christ held church in a boat.
Posted by: Alabama at July 27, 2021 09:23 PM (4fSQf)

Good point! had never considered that... and he drank wine and hung out with Hookers!

Christ was a SAILOR!!!!

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 27, 2021 09:25 PM (oHd/0)

128 Diogenes @ 103-Bigger ones at the back. 'Honey, where did you put Strong's Concordance?' 'On the bottom, where it always is.'

Posted by: Eromero at July 27, 2021 09:25 PM (0OP+5)

129 After lightning strike, replace everything. Any switches or thermostats on that circuit, fan controllers, hvac plcs etc.

Posted by: Jean at July 27, 2021 09:26 PM (Xih1H)

130 I received Christ into my body for the first time since Feb 2020. And it was a miracle.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 27, 2021 09:22 PM (U2p+3)
* * * * *
Awesome!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at July 27, 2021 09:26 PM (rwusL)

131 Cruising song?

LMF, of course. Don't try to fight it. The time to hesitate is through.

Posted by: mnw at July 27, 2021 09:26 PM (Cssks)

132 I will do great and terrible things, to protect those I love... is NOT an acceptable sentiment today...
Posted by: Romeo13

I support you.
I will pray with you.
I will send you love and strength and healing.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 27, 2021 09:26 PM (U2p+3)

133 >>>The Dewey Decimal System was invented by a commie.

A particular subject of interest for me although I can't help thinking it's like saying the lightbulb was invented by a Sicilian. I'm not sure the relevance, but I will ponder further to see if I can see how a similar invention by someone else might have delivered a different outcome. There are some strange book filling systems out there that make Dewey look sane in comparison.

Posted by: Max Power at July 27, 2021 09:26 PM (QCc6B)

134 Segar's The Fire Inside

Motley Crue Kickstart will get you a speeding ticket

Segar's Hollywood Nights will also get you a ticket.
Posted by: Alabama at July 27, 2021 09:20 PM (4fSQf)

Then there's Betty Lou's Getting Out Tonight

Posted by: Count de Monet, Free Agent (4I/2K) at July 27, 2021 09:26 PM (4I/2K)

135
My Father was a WW2 and Korea Navy Vet. The ONLY person in the family who has heard THOSE stories... was me... and only after I had been through Military shit meself.

I will do great and terrible things, to protect those I love... is NOT an acceptable sentiment today...
Posted by: Romeo13 at July 27, 2021 09:23 PM (oHd/0)

Thank you. I now get why my dad didn't talk about what he did, even though I begged him to. He was WWII, Omaha Beach.

Still, prayers up for all military, present and former, who need them. God bless and keep you and yours.

Posted by: moki at July 27, 2021 09:26 PM (JrN/x)

136 121 Best cruising album?

Eric Clapton and JJ Cale,
The Road to Escondido.
Posted by: nurse ratched at July 27, 2021 09:24 PM (U2p+3)

As a single? may I suggest Jet Boys, 'Heavy Chevy'?

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 27, 2021 09:26 PM (oHd/0)

137 The Modern Lovers "Roadrunner" is my greatest driving song ever.

The part where the music drops out and Jonathan Richman bellows: "I said Roadrunner once!" (band crashes in: BA-DUM!) "Roadrunner twice!" (BA-DUM) I'm in love with rock and roll, and I'll be out all night..."

The way David Robinson rushes the beat on "...and I'll be out all night" just like an waiting-to-rev-it driver at a red light...man, it's so f'ing perfect. The whole song is such a perfect ode to driving, but that part is pure goosebumps.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at July 27, 2021 09:26 PM (Bmy3R)

138 Saw him at Merriweather Post. Great show.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 27, 2021 09:23 PM (Dc2NZ)


I've been to many, MANY shows at Merriweather over the past 35-ish years. I remember most of them -- haha!

Posted by: Doof at July 27, 2021 09:26 PM (mZUr4)

139 America's Veterans Are Killing Themselves at an Alarming Rate
---------
I don't understand why dying is better than being alive. Maybe younger vets know.

Posted by: dartist at July 27, 2021 09:26 PM (+ya+t)

140 Cruising...

Red Barchetta?
Bad Motor Scooter?

It's like I don't belong.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at July 27, 2021 09:27 PM (BFigT)

141 #93 organize by book cover color. tres chic!

Posted by: Adriane the Critic at July 27, 2021 09:27 PM (okV1R)

142 Posted by: nurse ratched at July 27, 2021 09:22 PM (U2p+3)

......

I'm glad for that nurse.

I'm not often good for much other than mindless blather, but if I was an encouragement to get you to worship, then I'm glad I poke my head in the door around here.

I hope your spirit was refreshed and your strength returned.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 27, 2021 09:27 PM (5We2S)

143 So, along with things like pay phones that make the young'n's today say, "Whuuh?" add the scene in Ghostbusters where the card catalog cards started flying out of the drawers.

Posted by: mindful webworker - 'Bazooka' Joe? Triggering! at July 27, 2021 09:27 PM (U3fW+)

144 Posted by: Romeo13 at July 27, 2021 09:23 PM (oHd/0)

Bless you and read the Old Testament. God does not change; he is ever the same, and he gets your sacrifice.

Posted by: BarcelonaCarmen at July 27, 2021 09:27 PM (+CiEK)

145 Driving musics?

Howlin' Wolf.

Especially around dusk.

Posted by: Miklos, poppin' all four cylinders at July 27, 2021 09:27 PM (QzkSJ)

146 Seger's Rambling Gambling Man.

Posted by: davidt at July 27, 2021 09:28 PM (am54q)

147 John Candy, sporting that beard before he died (only 45!!) could have stood in for that guy in CCR. The drummer, I guess. Whoever had the beard anyhoo.

No, this doesn't really tie into anything about road tunes. I suggest Ted Nugent (latin Atrocious sp. theodociius ) particularly "Hibernation", especially the studio version set down in wax during the Amboy Dukes era. His version of "Maybelline" is quite insane as well on the same album. Great version, and blistering solo.

I know of Mr. Ted and his oft-repeated assertions of "no drugs" during this time period, and I laud him for that in terms of role modeling, but, really, Ted?

Posted by: Common Tater at July 27, 2021 09:28 PM (XGA3u)

148
However, It may be another several months if my parish reinstates mandatory masks, which is likely.



Posted by: nurse ratched at July 27, 2021 09:22 PM (U2p+3)


So glad you got to go to church, {{{Nurse}}}!

Posted by: Ladyl at July 27, 2021 09:28 PM (tqAJc)

149 my books are laid off with other people, so if the odds are wrong, i don't go broke paying off...


Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it. at July 27, 2021 09:28 PM (8xaIy)

150 Riders on the Storm
Stranglehold
Purple Lagoon

Posted by: f'd at July 27, 2021 09:28 PM (Tnijr)

151 Chicago- 25 or 6 to 4. Great highway song

Posted by: Pete Seria at July 27, 2021 09:28 PM (7ZQe3)

152
The video's terrible though, don't watch it. Just awful.

https://youtu.be/hi4pzKvuEQM
Posted by: hogmartin at July 27, 2021 09:23 PM (ghoDT


Such a bad video. I watched twice to make sure it was as bad as I originally figured.

I should watch it again to be certain.

Posted by: Alabama at July 27, 2021 09:29 PM (4fSQf)

153 Happiness is NOT using a weak-ass Chink mig-welder that can't even burn into 1/8th in. mild steel. And the wire feed, even on it's lowest speed, was too fast and would "bump" the gun out of the puddle. Oh well, $50, and I can likely get it back from the seller. I can run a nice bead, but this machine is making me look like a crack addled chimp trying to weld with an Olive Garden breadstick. Otherwise?

*pours bourbon* ONT Greetings, Horde! CHEERS!

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 27, 2021 09:29 PM (QzJWU)

154 Ladyl - that was what the testing showed for me too until the splitter was replaced. Have your guy check that if he is handy (!!) - it should be very near where your cable enters the house. Probably in the area where your electrical service box is.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 27, 2021 09:29 PM (6WCwE)

155 Awesome, Nurse! You needed that. It's been four weeks for me. and I'm antsy to receive communion ...

Posted by: BarcelonaCarmen at July 27, 2021 09:29 PM (+CiEK)

156 49 I miss those old card catalogs. They were a lot user friendlier than the computer catalogs of today.
Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- Bitterly clinging to the deplorable life


I was taking care of my father almost full time a few years ago. I stopped going to the local library because they had stopped using the dewey decimal system, and I didn't have the time to deal with the mess that they had created. With the DDS, if I wanted a nonfiction book, I could look it up on the computer card catalogue and find the exact book I wanted within a couple minutes.

The way they changed it, you went to the shelf of books for that topic and you had to dig around for it. I had a two hour window of time to run errands while a healthcare worker was watching my father. I did have time to screw around, argued with a couple of librarians about "dumbing down" the library system, and stopped going there.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 27, 2021 09:29 PM (+lVUW)

157 My diocese had one church that held on to sanity with regards to masks, ignored the hype and the bishop. Of course, it's the one with Latin mass

Posted by: Jean at July 27, 2021 09:29 PM (Xih1H)

158 Macho Man, YMCA, and In The Navy.

Posted by: Shep at July 27, 2021 09:29 PM (a3Q+t)

159 Roundabout by Yes is a pretty good driving tune. So is Karn Evil 9 by ELP.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at July 27, 2021 09:29 PM (HaL55)

160 I like Chevelle when driving, but I got to make a playlist. That is one of the most hit-or-miss bands i've ever listened to.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 27, 2021 09:29 PM (6FeV1)

161 I will do great and terrible things, to protect those I love... is NOT an acceptable sentiment today...
Posted by: Romeo13

Just finished reading "Coral and Brass" by Gen. "Howlin' Mad" Smith, USMC

Posted by: Miklos, yup at July 27, 2021 09:29 PM (QzkSJ)

162 >>Segar's Hollywood Nights will also get you a ticket.
Posted by: Alabama at July 27, 2021 09:20 PM (4fSQf)

Blind Willie McTell will not get you a speeding ticket.

Posted by: ZOD at July 27, 2021 09:30 PM (xK9An)

163 shoulder update: lots of damage, but i got most of my function back after seeing my AWESOME acupuncture lady, who w*rked the shit out of the various muscles.

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it. at July 27, 2021 09:30 PM (8xaIy)

164 Don't watch this video while driving... https://tinyurl.com/n2fhpvk

Posted by: davidt at July 27, 2021 09:30 PM (am54q)

165 Segar get out of Denver

Posted by: a dude in MI at July 27, 2021 09:31 PM (+I6Y/)

166 Good Evening Horde!

Thank you for the ONT Mis Hum!

Colorado Morondezvous
Saturday August 21st
6:30pm til......

wds dot aoshq at proton mail dot com

You know you want to be there!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at July 27, 2021 09:31 PM (/UQ/R)

167 Christ was a SAILOR!!!!
Posted by: Romeo13

And a Marine too since he made coastal landings. They were mostly unopposed though.

I'm pretty sure He also said and Dad bless you Chesty, wherever you are.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 27, 2021 09:31 PM (6WCwE)

168 Seger: "Lucifer"

Posted by: Guy Smiley at July 27, 2021 09:31 PM (Bmy3R)

169 My books are organized with the bigger ones in back.
Posted by: Diogenes

My books are organized with the bigger ones on the bottom.
Posted by: Miklos, un-de-cluttered at July 27, 2021 09:25 PM (QzkSJ)

Ahhh. Shelving in the HQs. Always a tricky issue.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 27, 2021 09:31 PM (axyOa)

170 Macho Man, YMCA, and In The Navy.
Posted by: Shep

I call shotgun!

Posted by: Don LeMon at July 27, 2021 09:31 PM (QzkSJ)

171 If I put on certain rock and roll music, I'm more likely to speed. For me it's ACDC, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, and Thunderstruck.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 27, 2021 09:31 PM (+lVUW)

172 Devo's Uncontrollable Urge

Posted by: Count de Monet, Free Agent (4I/2K) at July 27, 2021 09:32 PM (4I/2K)

173 My favorite Dewey numbers:

741.5

641.5

940

Posted by: Max Power at July 27, 2021 09:32 PM (QCc6B)

174 Chicago- 25 or 6 to 4. Great highway song

Chicago III is a great road album as well.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at July 27, 2021 09:32 PM (HaL55)

175 Language cannot truly convey the horrors of war. It is not an adequate medium of expression from one who was there to one who was not.

Posted by: SFGoth at July 27, 2021 09:32 PM (KAi1n)

176 Posted by: westminsterdogshow at July 27, 2021 09:31 PM (/UQ/R)

Denver area? I'm in FoCo but currently carless...

Posted by: Guy Smiley at July 27, 2021 09:32 PM (Bmy3R)

177 Nurse - so glad you enjoyed getting back to Mass.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 27, 2021 09:32 PM (6WCwE)

178 172 Devo's Uncontrollable Urge

Hell yeah! (fistbump!)

Posted by: Guy Smiley at July 27, 2021 09:33 PM (Bmy3R)

179 Looks at the playlist on me phone... Road tunes...

409 Beach Boys.
Ragtop deluxe, Molly Hatchet
Radar Love, Golden Earing
I can't drive 55.... Hagar
455, Cathy Matea
Little Duece Coupe, Jan and Dean
Peter Gunn Theme.... Mansinni
The Wanderer, Dion....

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 27, 2021 09:33 PM (oHd/0)

180 Highway To The Danger Zone

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 27, 2021 09:33 PM (a3Q+t)

181 Barracuda by Heart.
Anything by BTO

Posted by: Cosda at July 27, 2021 09:33 PM (kpLM+)

182 116 Romeo13

......

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 27, 2021 09:33 PM (5We2S)

183 My favorite Dewey numbers:

741.5

641.5

940
Posted by: Max Power

You must be a hit with the Mensa chicks

Posted by: Your average Miklos at July 27, 2021 09:33 PM (QzkSJ)

184 Yeah, Thunderstruck is another surefire ticket getter.

Posted by: Alabama at July 27, 2021 09:34 PM (4fSQf)

185 Is that MisHum that the barrel is calling?

Posted by: Pikov Andropov at July 27, 2021 09:34 PM (rt0xh)

186 Ok y'all are going to mock me.

Steve Miller's Greatest Hits
And Hotel California.

Throw in some Steely Dan and Atlanta Rhythm Section.

Tempered with some Elvis Costello.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 27, 2021 09:34 PM (U2p+3)

187 redc......glad you found someone to help you

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at July 27, 2021 09:35 PM (/UQ/R)

188 NPR is an guaranteed ticket.

"What the fuck. What the FUCK! WHAT THE FU----"

*woowooowooowooowo*

"Crap."

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 27, 2021 09:35 PM (6FeV1)

189 171 If I put on certain rock and roll music, I'm more likely to speed. For me it's ACDC, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, and Thunderstruck.
Posted by: nerdygirl at July 27, 2021 09:31 PM (+lVUW)

If you want a more modern version, try playing Jet. If you are not driving 90 by the end of ""Rip it Up" you are doing it wrong.

Posted by: Scanner Dan at July 27, 2021 09:35 PM (kFflX)

190 Arizona Senate Issues Fresh Subpoena For 2020 Election Audit

...ordered Maricopa County's Board of Supervisors to hand over ballot envelopes or ballot envelope images, voter records, and routers or router images. _ZH

Posted by: Braenyard at July 27, 2021 09:35 PM (XgGMK)

191 San Francisco Chronicle: Kamala Harris says she will campaign for Gavin Newsom in recall fight

Excellent news!

Posted by: Mark1971 at July 27, 2021 09:36 PM (xPl2J)

192 A friend and I were getting picked up by his friend at the airport. My friend called shotgun and quickly walked around to the right side front door. I opened the left side front door and sat myself down. My friend then sat down in the back seat. We were at Heathrow. ; - >

Posted by: SFGoth at July 27, 2021 09:36 PM (KAi1n)

193 Hey everybody. Hey ONT.

Joke I just found:

WIFE: "Let me get this straight. You got banned for life from Hobby Lobby, because you dipped your balls in the glitter??!!!"

HUSBAND: "Pretty nuts huh?"

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2021 09:36 PM (L2ZTs)

194 Another stone-cold driving CLASSIC!

The Kings: "This Beat Goes On / Switchin' to Glide"

https://tinyurl.com/6sdda6e2

If you grew up within range of Canadian radio in the early 1980s, as I did in Buffalo, this song was ubiquitous for years to come, and for good reason. It freakin' kills.

Plus, they correctly pronounce "Toronto" as "Taranna" LOL!

Posted by: Guy Smiley at July 27, 2021 09:36 PM (Bmy3R)

195 182 116 Romeo13


Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 27, 2021 09:33 PM (5We2S)

See... this sentiment truthfully? Pisses me off.
I am willing to KILL for my Country.

I am not willing to DIE for my country. Why celebrate DEFEAT instead of taking out your enemy?

Never got that.

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 27, 2021 09:37 PM (oHd/0)

196 Hrothgar--I sent you an email!

Posted by: Ladyl at July 27, 2021 09:37 PM (tqAJc)

197 >>> My driving music is shit like Wolfgang Gartner and Deadmau5.....
Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 27, 2021 09:18 PM (6FeV1)

The problem with deadmau5 is if you're listening to a music service like prime music and it hits one of the remix albums where it's 10 songs of a remix ghosts and stuff. deadmau5 and daft punk are good driving and writing code music for me. Also radiohead.

Posted by: banana Dream at July 27, 2021 09:37 PM (l6b3d)

198 Nurse, I like Steve Miller. Space Cowboy is a good driving song.

Posted by: Adriane the Critic at July 27, 2021 09:38 PM (okV1R)

199 For troubled Veterans, it's pretty hard to beat the PTSD Foundation of the USA's program at Camp Home, in Houston, TX. Six month inpatient program. Utterly and absolutely free to the Vet. Includes new clothes, suits and accessories on "graduation". Substantial family support while the vet is in the program and on-campus.

Over a five year period, their suicide rate for graduates is.. ZERO. Flat out, 100% success. It's all Combat Vets who've been in the shit, helping other Combat Vets who've been in the shit. No pretenders, there.

If you have a Vet you're worried about, kidnap his or her ass to Houston, and deliver them to Camp Hope, right rikki tik. And I'm serious about that kidnap shit, patience when suicide is an option is NOT a winning tactic.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 27, 2021 09:38 PM (QzJWU)

200 WIFE: "Let me get this straight. You got banned for life from Hobby Lobby, because you dipped your balls in the glitter??!!!"

HUSBAND: "Pretty nuts huh?"
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2021 09:36 PM (L2ZTs)


Honestly laughing like a crazy person over here!

Posted by: Alabama at July 27, 2021 09:38 PM (4fSQf)

201 This was not the full extent of Esso's research on driving. They also found that in some weather conditions, the smell of gasoline additives was attractive to stinging insects, that would follow a car or swarm around gas pumps. Many preferred Sunoco, most were at Gulf or Shell outlets, but

there was sure to be an Esso bee in every crowd.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at July 27, 2021 09:39 PM (zMFmR)

202 Before Covid, I used to drive from Maryland to Kentucky and back a few times a year. 9 hours each way. I'd make a different playlist each time.

The 21st century version of a mixtape is awesome. A bunch of songs in a folder on a USB thumb drive. Multiple folders on the drive.

Miklos knows what I'm talking about!

Posted by: Doof at July 27, 2021 09:39 PM (mZUr4)

203 And then there are just times when you find yourself driving through central Texas late at night playing "Angel of the Morning" really really loud with all the windows down. So I've heard.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 27, 2021 09:39 PM (ghoDT)

204 Tempered with some Elvis Costello.
Posted by: nurse ratched

Five Gears in Reverse?

Posted by: Miklos Gets Happy! at July 27, 2021 09:39 PM (QzkSJ)

205 Never got that.
Posted by: Romeo13 at July 27, 2021 09:37 PM (oHd/0)

The difference between wanting to die and being willing to risk death.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 27, 2021 09:39 PM (6FeV1)

206 Posted by: Jim at July 27, 2021 09:38 PM (QzJWU)

Nice, thanks... I've still got a few friends I'm worried about.

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 27, 2021 09:39 PM (oHd/0)

207
The Quote of The Day
"Now more people from my unit have committed suicide than died in combat," the Iraq combat vet said. "It really kind of strips your humanity and soul away, war does."


Step one: Get rid of this all ranks club bullshit. Go back to a soldiers cluv, a NCO club and an officers club.
Looking out for each other begins with your peers. You come back from combat, the last thing you want to do is go to the "club" for dinner and watch your CO get drunk, or to be sitting there and not having to step in when a couple of your troops get into a fight.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 27, 2021 09:40 PM (axyOa)

208 Romeo13 @ 195- What Patton said 'Let the other poor bastard die for his country.'

Posted by: Eromero at July 27, 2021 09:40 PM (0OP+5)

209 154 Ladyl - that was what the testing showed for me too until the splitter was replaced. Have your guy check that if he is handy (!!) - it should be very near where your cable enters the house. Probably in the area where your electrical service box is.
Posted by: Tonypete at July 27, 2021 09:29 PM (6WCwE)


This is good to know. I'll definitely ask him to check it.

Posted by: Ladyl at July 27, 2021 09:40 PM (tqAJc)

210 Miklos knows what I'm talking about!
Posted by: Doof

Miklos ain't no Willis!

Posted by: Above average in height Miklos at July 27, 2021 09:40 PM (QzkSJ)

211 > The Kings: "This Beat Goes On / Switchin' to Glide"

Nothing matters but the weekend
From a Tuesday point of view

Posted by: Martini Farmer at July 27, 2021 09:40 PM (BFigT)

212 slipping around the corner

Posted by: yoeman is now ungrateful servant at July 27, 2021 09:40 PM (BYNHj)

213 74 Warren Zevon - Excitable Boy
Posted by: ZOD at July 27, 2021 09:17 PM (xK9An)

With Linda Rinehart and Jennifer Warnes on background vocals!

Oooo Wahhh Oooo, oooo oooo...excitable boy!

Gets me every time.

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at July 27, 2021 09:40 PM (BgMrQ)

214 159 Roundabout by Yes is a pretty good driving tune.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy

I see your Roundabout & raise you Heart of the Sunrise

Posted by: Pikov Andropov at July 27, 2021 09:41 PM (rt0xh)

215 179 R-13:

#6 on your list is by the Beach Boys, not Jan & Dean. And it's "deuce," btw.



Posted by: mnw at July 27, 2021 09:41 PM (Cssks)

216 shoulder update: lots of damage, but i got most of my function back after seeing my AWESOME acupuncture lady, who w*rked the shit out of the various muscles.
Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it. at July 27, 2021 09:30 PM (8xaIy)
* * * *
That's great news!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at July 27, 2021 09:41 PM (rwusL)

217 I once drove from Illinois to the southern tip of Florida, with Chicago's Greatest Hits on a loop.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at July 27, 2021 09:41 PM (CAJOC)

218 {{{Jewells}}}

{{{Hogmartin}}}

Posted by: Ladyl at July 27, 2021 09:41 PM (tqAJc)

219 I prefer the radio to playlists. Radio has the unexpected surprise music.

Posted by: davidt at July 27, 2021 09:41 PM (am54q)

220 {{{WDS}}}

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at July 27, 2021 09:42 PM (rwusL)

221 Alabama, I wish I could say I invented that joke.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2021 09:42 PM (L2ZTs)

222 Hey there, Ladyl.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 27, 2021 09:42 PM (ghoDT)

223 Van Halen is always good for a road trip.

Speaking of Van Halen. Check out Eddie's son Wolfgang here. Warning -- it might get dusty.

Mammoth WVH - Distance
https://youtu.be/HI3aPJkZmNU

Posted by: Doof at July 27, 2021 09:42 PM (mZUr4)

224 Nothing matters but the weekend
From a Tuesday point of view

Posted by: Martini Farmer at July 27, 2021 09:40 PM (BFigT)

I don't give a hoot about what people have to say,
I'm laughing as I'm analyzed.
Lunatics anonymous, that's where we belong,
Sure, cause I am one, till my strength is gone,
Yeah, this beat goes on!

Good times, man. Good times.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at July 27, 2021 09:43 PM (Bmy3R)

225
If you have a Vet you're worried about, kidnap his or her ass to Houston, and deliver them to Camp Hope, right rikki tik. And I'm serious about that kidnap shit, patience when suicide is an option is NOT a winning tactic.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at July 27, 2021 09:38 PM (QzJWU)


Good input Jim.
We take care of each other in combat. That should not stop when we get home.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 27, 2021 09:43 PM (axyOa)

226 Never got that.
Posted by: Romeo13

"You don't win a war...by dying for your country.

You win a war...by making the other poor bastard die for his country".

Posted by: Gen. George S. Miklos-Patton at July 27, 2021 09:43 PM (QzkSJ)

227 Betty Lou's Getting Out Tonight

https://youtu.be/jIDfsxwmFiI

No fat chicks twistin' version with cameos.

Posted by: Count de Monet, Free Agent (4I/2K) at July 27, 2021 09:43 PM (4I/2K)

228

BTO - Stayed Awake All Night

https://youtu.be/WrF36Z1jmho

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 27, 2021 09:43 PM (63Dwl)

229 Posted by: hogmartin at July 27, 2021 09:39 PM

Not bad. We're gonna have to get you tuned into "That's right, you're not from Texas" by Lyle Lovett and His Large Band.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 27, 2021 09:43 PM (a3Q+t)

230 221 Alabama, I wish I could say I invented that joke.
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2021 09:42 PM (L2ZTs


Me too!

Posted by: Amy Schumer at July 27, 2021 09:44 PM (4fSQf)

231 Driver's Seat - Sniffin' the Tears.

Posted by: Blanco Basura -(SchxB)- moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at July 27, 2021 09:44 PM (SchxB)

232 {{{Jewells}}}

{{{Hogmartin}}}
Posted by: Ladyl


You three get a ....jacuzzi Junior Suite.

Posted by: Miklos from Best Western at July 27, 2021 09:44 PM (QzkSJ)

233 Not bad. We're gonna have to get you tuned into "That's right, you're not from Texas" by Lyle Lovett and His Large Band.
Posted by: Duncanthrax

Here ya go:

https://youtu.be/KQoXnz3h_FE?t=58

Posted by: Tonypete at July 27, 2021 09:45 PM (6WCwE)

234 Posted by: Jim at July 27, 2021 09:38 PM (QzJWU)

I have had a direct ancestor in every war America has had, since the French and Indian War (Except Viet Nam, Dad was too old, I was too young).

No Heroes. No Officers. They all served, did their duty, and came home. Not a single combat death in my direct lineage.

A Soldier is one who goes and does the damn job. He is the one who wins wars... not through Heroism, but though being more competent at killing, than the enemy. Heroes happen when someone screws up.

But, that is a very unpopular philosophy today, when we CELEBRATE those who did not duck fast enough... when we make victims out to be heroes.

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 27, 2021 09:45 PM (oHd/0)

235

Send Me On My Way by Rusted Root...

Posted by: Zettai at July 27, 2021 09:45 PM (kauAU)

236 Macho Man, YMCA, and In The Navy.
Posted by: Shep


For you Shep: Sweet: Wig-Wam Bam, Block Buster!, Teenage Rampage.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 27, 2021 09:46 PM (+lVUW)

237 Driving songs: Hocus Pocus by Focus

Posted by: jayhawkone at July 27, 2021 09:46 PM (ZD+J8)

238 Miklos,
I didn't think there was any way in hell anyone would get that.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 27, 2021 09:46 PM (U2p+3)

239 Goon Squad - Elvis Costello

Would - Alice in Chains

Trouble No More - Allman Bros

Derek & the Dominoes - Why Does Love Got to be so Bad!

Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign

Posted by: Pikov Andropov at July 27, 2021 09:46 PM (rt0xh)

240 so I am taking a nervous breakdown day....well no not really I am not a "freakishly gifted near inhuman athlete besieged by normies into a besieged life less lived"

What a stupid fucking era.

Posted by: sven at July 27, 2021 09:46 PM (Lzpvj)

241 You three get a ....jacuzzi
Posted by: Miklos from Best Western at July 27, 2021 09:44 PM (QzkSJ)


Whadda you, Emile Zola now?

Posted by: hogmartin at July 27, 2021 09:46 PM (ghoDT)

242 I see your Heart of the Sunrise and raise you Siberian Khatru.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at July 27, 2021 09:47 PM (HaL55)

243 Send Me On My Way by Rusted Root...
Posted by: Zettai

Root Boy Slim>>>Rusted Root

Posted by: Miklos, admiring classic vintage Mood Ring at July 27, 2021 09:47 PM (QzkSJ)

244 Can't forget Foghat's "Drivin' Wheel"

https://tinyurl.com/c3yabz45

Boogie On!

Posted by: Guy Smiley at July 27, 2021 09:47 PM (Bmy3R)

245 Seger, Travlin' Man/Beautiful Loser.

Posted by: davidt at July 27, 2021 09:47 PM (am54q)

246 I drove from DC to L.A. listening to CA bar exam prep tapes. One of the questions on the exam was covered on the tapes and i would not otherwise have gotten the Q right. So i recommend bar exam tapes.

Also, Judas Priest's "British Steel".

Posted by: SFGoth at July 27, 2021 09:47 PM (KAi1n)

247 Tina Turner has a few fast lane songs

Posted by: Alabama at July 27, 2021 09:47 PM (4fSQf)

248
Do We? And How! - a bookish limerick

In numerical order they list 'em
With the Dewey decimal system
The librarians had nice racks
So we'd take 'em to the stacks
And if we were lucky, we kissed 'em!

Posted by: Muldoon at July 27, 2021 09:48 PM (Xwt96)

249 "It is easier to find men who are willing to die than to find men who will endure discomfort with patience."

Caesar

(This quote is real, from his Gallic Wars book. Most of the aphorisms attributed to Caesar and Bonaparte are iffy.)

Posted by: mnw at July 27, 2021 09:48 PM (Cssks)

250 232 {{{Jewells}}}

{{{Hogmartin}}}
Posted by: Ladyl


You three get a ....jacuzzi Junior Suite.
Posted by: Miklos from Best Western at July 27, 2021 09:44 PM (QzkSJ)


I can't stop laughing.

Posted by: Ladyl at July 27, 2021 09:48 PM (tqAJc)

251 Posted by: Romeo13 at July 27, 2021 09:37 PM (oHd/0)

.....

I completely understand your sentiment.

But I see different layers in it, friend.

You are willing to kill, but it is not your nature to want to kill. You are willing to risk your life against other men that kill, but it is not in human nature to gamble one's life.

This, you set aside your life to do what must be done. This IS laying down your life. You set aside comfort, peace, personal pursuits for your fellow man. And you have endured atrocity and hardship willingly and not at the point of a sword.

And what MisHum's article points out is that for many vets, though they come back from combat alive, the life that was laid down is never fully recovered. Bless you friend for all that you have done.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 27, 2021 09:48 PM (5We2S)

252 I have been on the task force dealing with suicide of soldiers on active duty, from a built environment standpoint. As it turns out, the data are cooked, somewhat. The number of suicides are commensurate with the general population OF THAT AGE GROUP and which lives alone, such as your average soldier on his or her first tour. I suspect this is not so true of those who have been deployed and dealt with the truly nasty stuff, but the numbers tend to be oversold by the hierarchy when the President is not Donald Trump.

I don't mean to minimize the risk, just that one never sees the statistics cleanly, just mostly anecdotes.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at July 27, 2021 09:48 PM (SDdx5)

253 Got a lot of miles listening to Norah Jones.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 27, 2021 09:49 PM (axyOa)

254


Breaking911
@Breaking911
VP Harris after the CDC said even vaccinated people should wear masks in public indoor settings:

"Nobody likes wearing a mask. Get vaccinated."

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 27, 2021 09:49 PM (63Dwl)

255 Good evening, {{{Ladyl}}}, 'rons, and 'ettes!

Posted by: Schnorflepuppy Agr8U at July 27, 2021 09:49 PM (Agr8U)

256 184 Yeah, Thunderstruck is another surefire ticket getter.
Posted by: Alabama


One of my life's regrets is that I never saw ACDC in concert.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 27, 2021 09:49 PM (+lVUW)

257 #6 on your list is by the Beach Boys, not Jan & Dean. And it's "deuce," btw.



Posted by: mnw at July 27, 2021 09:41 PM (Cssks)

Jan and Dean did it as well, and I like their version better.

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 27, 2021 09:49 PM (oHd/0)

258 ZZ Top, La Grange.

Posted by: davidt at July 27, 2021 09:49 PM (am54q)

259 254 Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 27, 2021 09:49 PM (63Dwl)

so a dementia patient and a retarded whore walk into aa bar....

Posted by: sven at July 27, 2021 09:50 PM (Lzpvj)

260 Whadda you, Emile Zola now?
Posted by: hogmartin

You j'accusin' me?

Posted by: Le Mikleuse at July 27, 2021 09:50 PM (QzkSJ)

261 #6 on your list is by the Beach Boys, not Jan & Dean. And it's "deuce," btw.
Posted by: mnw at July 27, 2021 09:41 PM


Jan and Dean had it on their Surfin' Sounds album, and at least a couple of their greatest hits albums, one of which, IIRC, was a slightly re-arranged version.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 27, 2021 09:50 PM (a3Q+t)

262 LOL!! Muldoon, tell me you stole thst, right? You didn't just compose that on the fly.. right!? LOL

Posted by: Common Tater at July 27, 2021 09:50 PM (XGA3u)

263 Siberian Khatru. Nice!

I raise again South Side of the Sky

Posted by: Pikov Andropov at July 27, 2021 09:50 PM (rt0xh)

264 I don't mean to minimize the risk, just that one never sees the statistics cleanly, just mostly anecdotes.
Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at July 27, 2021 09:48 PM (SDdx5)

Yeah, most don't know that one of the highest suicide risk groups?

Single White Males over 50.

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 27, 2021 09:50 PM (oHd/0)

265 My favorite cruising song: Life in the Fast Lane

Posted by: Tuna at July 27, 2021 09:50 PM (gLRfa)

266 HMS Queen Elizabeth, and its strike group made way through the Strait of Malacca heading for the South China Sea this past Sunday morning.

The carrier group will travel through the South China Sea heading to its final destination, Japan.
--------

Good show, fellows.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 27, 2021 09:51 PM (XgGMK)

267 Cruisin' tunes:

We forgot to mention Fat Bottomed Girls.

Get on your bikes and ride.

Posted by: mnw at July 27, 2021 09:52 PM (Cssks)

268 Tuna: Call the doctor, I think I'm gonna crash!
The doctor say he's comin', but ya gotta pay in cash.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2021 09:52 PM (L2ZTs)

269

I think I'm going to Katmandu
That's really, really
Where I'm going to
If I ever get out of here
That's what I'm gonna do.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 27, 2021 09:52 PM (63Dwl)

270 Dear {{{S'Puppy}}}!

Posted by: Ladyl at July 27, 2021 09:52 PM (tqAJc)

271 Lo-Fi retro-rock gods Guided by Voices "Quality of Armor"

https://tinyurl.com/nuem4rjd

Got the driving beat and the lyrics. "Oh yeah, I'm going to drive my car. Oh, yeah I'm going to go real far."

Bonus points for the line "You were finding God in the dictionary, taking photographs in the cemetery." That's how it's DONE, son.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at July 27, 2021 09:52 PM (Bmy3R)

272 Good evening morons and thanks mh.

I remember that garbage strike because Uncle Tony was on strike.

Also the garbage strike in Phila. in the summer of 1986. Mountains of garbage bags piled in high heat humidity for days and days. The smell was incredible.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 27, 2021 09:53 PM (EZebt)

273 Single White Males over 50.
Posted by: Romeo13

True.

Posted by: Epstein's prison guards at July 27, 2021 09:54 PM (QzkSJ)

274 Reposting this 2nd trailer for Noomi Rapace's new movie, "Lamb", which is supposed to be a creepy Skandahoovian horror film but which looks, at least in this trailer, to be unintentionally both completely fucking stupid as well as hilarious:

https://youtu.be/1MMbu8alixY

I can't stop laughing at this. Maybe it's the use of the Beach Boys' classic song . . .

Posted by: Sharkman at July 27, 2021 09:54 PM (61tn8)

275 Al Pacino Approved ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/media

*scroll down

Posted by: kbdabear at July 27, 2021 09:55 PM (qAR6u)

276 ..A Soldier is one who goes and does the damn job. He is the one who wins wars... not through Heroism, but though being more competent at killing, than the enemy. Heroes happen when someone screws up.
But, that is a very unpopular philosophy today, when we CELEBRATE those who did not duck fast enough... when we make victims out to be heroes. Posted by: Romeo13 at July 27, 2021 09:45 PM (oHd/0)


Mirrors my thoughts from L.E. days and applied self-defense in these stupid times. And it's also why I make a point of *never* claiming to be any kind of a Combat Vet. I was a one-hitch USAF cop, and then a couple years a civilian cop, after.. Saw my share of bloodshed and violence, caused a bit of it myself. But I've never "been in the shit" militarily, no matter the training for just such a thing. (USAF cops and Combat Engineers {Red Horse} are basically the AF's infantry, such as it is.) Similar to you, and my Dad *was* in Viet Nam, if you call USN nuclear sub service in the theater, that. He did earn a VN campaign ribbon though. And, I was too young for VN, but did enlist in time to get the OLD G.I. Bill.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 27, 2021 09:55 PM (QzJWU)

277 Some personal favorite going-fast-on-the-highway songs:

- Deep Purple, Perfect Strangers
- Elvis Costello, High Fidelity
- Jimi Hendrix Experience, Voodoo Child (Slight Return)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2021 09:55 PM (L2ZTs)

278 And what MisHum's article points out is that for many vets, though they come back from combat alive, the life that was laid down is never fully recovered. Bless you friend for all that you have done.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 27, 2021 09:48 PM (5We2S)

You cannot see the shit we've seen, and not be changed by it.

My two older Sisters are here right now dealing with the fallout of my Moms death... and that very thing was brought home to me tonight at the supper table.

The still see me as the 14 year old Nerd with braces and glasses that they remember me as... partly because they cannot comprehend things that I have done, or scene, that changed me forever.

And that IS the problem. Most of the Psychologists 'treating' vets? are not COMBAT Vets themselves. So they have no frame of reference.

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 27, 2021 09:55 PM (oHd/0)

279 Jan and Dean covered it?

yawn

Posted by: mnw at July 27, 2021 09:55 PM (Cssks)

280 Sharkman!

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 27, 2021 09:55 PM (U2p+3)

281 In ancient times the ritual of cleansing after battles was a tool to combat PTSD. Killing people is a mental land mine for many.

Posted by: Just a side note at July 27, 2021 09:55 PM (2DOZq)

282 Guy......let me see if anyone is coming from FtC

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at July 27, 2021 09:55 PM (/UQ/R)

283 If we're just talking about driving related song titles, here's a few (sorry for any repeats)...

Driving my life away. Riders on the storm. Cars (Gary Neumann). Hot rod Lincoln (Commander Cody). Drive (The Cars). On the road again. Highway Star (Deep Purple). Heading out to the highway (Judas Priest). Convoy. Magic bus.

More to come later

Posted by: Doof at July 27, 2021 09:55 PM (mZUr4)

284 Also:

- XTC, No Thugs In Our House

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2021 09:56 PM (L2ZTs)

285 For troubled Veterans, it's pretty hard to beat the PTSD Foundation of the USA's program at Camp Home, in Houston, TX.

There are civilians who whine about having PTSD over trivial, everyday problems. It infuriates me.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 27, 2021 09:56 PM (+lVUW)

286 278 Posted by: Romeo13 at July 27, 2021 09:55 PM (oHd/0)

My spouse has a family member like that.

Posted by: sven at July 27, 2021 09:56 PM (Lzpvj)

287 Posted by: Ladyl at July 27, 2021 09:37 PM (tqAJc)

Check your email!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 27, 2021 09:56 PM (hOUT3)

288 ZZ Top, La Grange.
--------
Tres Hombres, getting a nice buzz fit well when that came out.

Posted by: dartist at July 27, 2021 09:56 PM (+ya+t)

289 You didn't just compose that on the fly.. right!?

****

On the fly. As Miklos is my witness!

Posted by: Muldoon at July 27, 2021 09:56 PM (Xwt96)

290
I don't mean to minimize the risk, just that one never sees the statistics cleanly, just mostly anecdotes.
Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at July 27, 2021 09:48 PM (SDdx5),


Ten,
I worked for a couple of years with a VA group helping vets find jobs. I called BS on the 22 a day statistic and as it turned out, you are correct. The numbers are off, but not by nearly enough.
When i commanded i demanded of my officers and NCO's to take care of their people. The support starts there.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 27, 2021 09:57 PM (axyOa)

291 Van Morrison also has some great tunes for cruising.

Posted by: Alabama at July 27, 2021 09:57 PM (4fSQf)

292 "I support you.
I will pray with you.
I will send you love and strength and healing."

But you really think I'm a troll because CBD told you so? You said thanks for the heads up. That makes me sad. Are you going to shun me because of what someone else said?

I mean, I know my analysis last night was depressing, but that was never my intent - I just want us to see what's coming so that we aren't paralyzed by the shock of it.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 27, 2021 09:57 PM (49Exr)

293 Posted by: westminsterdogshow at July 27, 2021 09:55 PM (/UQ/R)

Cool beans. Pug might be.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at July 27, 2021 09:58 PM (Bmy3R)

294 Alabama, that reminds me,
Bruce Springsteen has a secret plan for the Deplorables:

- Blind 'em by the light

- Give 'em the 10th Avenue Freeze Out

- Warehouse 'em in camps in Nebraska and the Badlands

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2021 09:58 PM (L2ZTs)

295
Cruising music: There has to be something by Frank Sinatra or Dean Martin or Tom Jones.

Highway music (on I-5 & I-15): "Helen Wheels" by Wings

Posted by: Arbalest at July 27, 2021 09:58 PM (FlRtG)

296 heard that on KNAC Rockin Rhythm 105.5 out of Long Beach CA, before they lost their minds and went heavy metal, and on 91X out Insane Diego/Tijuana

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it. at July 27, 2021 09:59 PM (8xaIy)

297 There are civilians who whine about having PTSD over trivial, everyday problems. It infuriates me.
Posted by: nerdygirl at July 27, 2021 09:56 PM (+lVUW)

The proper response is, "No, you don't, but you will once I get done with you."

It is the codicil to your dad saying , "I'll give you a reason to cry."

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at July 27, 2021 09:59 PM (SDdx5)

298 forgotten paste to go with previous comment (that's what i get for trying to poast s*ber)

If you grew up within range of Canadian radio in the
early 1980s, as I did in Buffalo, this song was ubiquitous for years to
come, and for good reason. It freakin' kills.



Plus, they correctly pronounce "Toronto" as "Taranna" LOL!

Posted by: Guy Smiley at July 27, 2021 09:36 PM (Bmy3R)

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it. at July 27, 2021 09:59 PM (8xaIy)

299 Arbalest, Tom Jones in 2010:

https://youtu.be/ujEiojVwewg

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2021 10:00 PM (L2ZTs)

300 On the fly. As Miklos is my witness!
Posted by: Muldoon

*affixes Notary stamp*

Posted by: Ye Hon. Miklos at July 27, 2021 10:00 PM (QzkSJ)

301 Dude. Chill the fuck out.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 27, 2021 10:00 PM (U2p+3)

302 Cruising music: There has to be something by Frank Sinatra or Dean Martin or Tom Jones.

Highway music (on I-5 & I-15): "Helen Wheels" by Wings

Posted by: Arbalest at July 27, 2021 09:58 PM (FlRtG)

It doesn't have any cruising lyrics but it's a crushing song to me.

It's Not Unusual

Posted by: Just a side note at July 27, 2021 10:00 PM (2DOZq)

303 Best driving song? Mess Around by Ray Charles!

Posted by: Del Griffith at July 27, 2021 10:01 PM (lyBUc)

304 And it's also why I make a point of *never* claiming to be any kind of a Combat Vet.

*****

I'm with you 100% Jim Sunk.

Although I have 13 years creditable Army service under my belt I would never put myself on the same level as those who came under fire in service of their country and love of their comrades. Bless all those who did.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 27, 2021 10:01 PM (Xwt96)

305 285 Posted by: nerdygirl at July 27, 2021 09:56 PM (+lVUW)

https://tinyurl.com/j9ka87kf

Is a person who gets PTSD from being IDF'd in a bunker suffering more or less from flashbacks than a person who had their back opened up by a drunken parent with a coat hanger?

Or is the correct answer to treat the symptom matrix?

I get so lost.

Posted by: sven at July 27, 2021 10:01 PM (Lzpvj)

306 I recently read Mike Love's book Good Vibrations: My Life As A Beach Boy.

Deuce Coupe was the first B-side ever to hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, I believe.

Posted by: mnw at July 27, 2021 10:01 PM (Cssks)

307 The Rotten Bastards who sent our boys to endless war post 9/11 have a shitload to answer for in this life and the next. Now that we know for sure who they are and where they were coming from (the Bushes, Powells, Cheneys etc of the world), it's impossible for anyone sane to ignore the indelible evil stain left on the world.

Note this doesn't justify or absolve elected Democrats, who take whatever position suits them politically, who tie our soldiers hands, give aid and comfort to the enemy, and who live for watching our national disgrace on the world stage. But honestly fuck them all to hell in Teddy's Oldsmobile.

Posted by: ... at July 27, 2021 10:01 PM (ElYwz)

308 AOC has PTSD from Jan 6th.

Or was that an STD from Jan 1st?

Posted by: Alabama at July 27, 2021 10:01 PM (4fSQf)

309 YES has a teaser song out from their forthcoming album THE QUEST.

"The Ice Bridge"

https://tinyurl.com/3wtmetcv

Not bad at all! Could be hookier, but the instrumental fireworks down the back stretch remind one of the old magic. Some life left in the ol' dinosaurs.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at July 27, 2021 10:01 PM (Bmy3R)

310 Highway Star Deep Purple
Radar Love Golden Earring

Posted by: Lars Pilsen at July 27, 2021 10:03 PM (/FUb+)

311 Or was that an STD from Jan 1st?

Posted by: Alabama at July 27, 2021 10:01 PM (4fSQf

Either way, her TDs are overrated.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 27, 2021 10:03 PM (6FeV1)

312 Ok well, I can tell this ONT is through the looking glass.

To veterans of any stripe, God bless you.

To PTSD sufferers of any stripe, God keep you.

To besieged, oppressed Olympians, God help you.

Posted by: sven at July 27, 2021 10:03 PM (Lzpvj)

313

the government is full of fookin idiots

fuck those guys

Posted by: will choose a nic later at July 27, 2021 10:04 PM (bTQ72)

314 The Dewey Decimal System was not invented by John Dewey, and I find it unlikely Melvil Dewey was a communist. He founded the Lake Placid Club, organized the Winter Olympics, and was noted as a racist, anti-Semite, and a dirty old man. The library associations revoked most of the honors they bestowed on him after all the librarians were heard from.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at July 27, 2021 10:04 PM (zMFmR)

315 De Blasio says, "the voluntary phase is over" re vaccine mandates.

https://bit.ly/2Wk5A78

Posted by: bonhomme at July 27, 2021 10:04 PM (i0wNm)

316 Synchronicity II

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at July 27, 2021 10:04 PM (DTX3h)

317 One bourbon, one scotch, one beer.

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at July 27, 2021 10:04 PM (Vf4Y7)

318 "HMS Queen Elizabeth, and its strike group made way through the Strait of Malacca heading for the South China Sea this past Sunday morning."

It's a beautiful ship. It's not a match for the new American carriers, but you have to hand it to the Brits for trying, and for keeping their naval traditions while their nation declines.


Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 27, 2021 10:05 PM (49Exr)

319 315 De Blasio says, "the voluntary phase is over" re vaccine mandates.

https://bit.ly/2Wk5A78
Posted by: bonhomme at July 27, 2021 10:04 PM (i0wNm


Forced vaccinations? This should be fun!

Posted by: Alabama at July 27, 2021 10:05 PM (4fSQf)

320 "The voluntary phase is over"? You can always tell when someone is walking around with a tiny member. Right, ladies?

Posted by: ... at July 27, 2021 10:05 PM (ElYwz)

321 Am an 'ette. Closest I ever came to the military was Civil Air Patrol. Was a volunteer firefighter/EMT for some years. There's one incident even years later I work at not remembering. I 'understand' the close knit military, I certainly understand the idea of PTSD--but as an ever and always civilian and therefore outside the circle how does one help support the vets?

Posted by: Lirio100 at July 27, 2021 10:05 PM (uFOGo)

322 De Blasio says, "the voluntary phase is over" re vaccine mandates.

https://bit.ly/2Wk5A78
Posted by: bonhomme

Hmm

From a guy named Wilhelm.

Posted by: as noted by Miklos at July 27, 2021 10:06 PM (QzkSJ)

323 One bourbon, one scotch, one beer.
Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at July 27, 2021 10:04 PM (Vf4Y7)

I saw you the other day you were leaning up against a POST.

I said "But I'm TIRED!"

Posted by: Doof at July 27, 2021 10:06 PM (mZUr4)

324 My favorite cruising song: Life in the Fast Lane

Posted by: Tuna

Red Barchetta.

Boston's first two albums.

All of Primus'/Les Claypool's output.

Cake's albums Fashion Nugget and Comfort Eagle.

Metallica - All of it.

Posted by: Sharkman at July 27, 2021 10:06 PM (61tn8)

325 A mayor whose mandate is shot to hell through incompetence is in no position to start pulling on the jackboots.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 27, 2021 10:06 PM (6FeV1)

326 Dear Abby

My lovable dog will not keep his mask on.

How can I protect Fido?

Posted by: Julie in Cincinnati at July 27, 2021 10:06 PM (bTQ72)

327 Darn you all! Darn you all to heck!

All these music links sent me down the u-tube rabbit hole. Shoulda been in bed sn hour ago.

Posted by: tbodie at July 27, 2021 10:07 PM (fcqmr)

328 321 Posted by: Lirio100 at July 27, 2021 10:05 PM (uFOGo)

Evidently stare mutely in awe, *or* lend a sympathetic ear stressing you are not a professional that there is no shame in needing help and that adverse reactions to extreme stressors is not a sign of abnormality or weakness.

You make the call.

Posted by: sven at July 27, 2021 10:07 PM (Lzpvj)

329 >>315 De Blasio says, "the voluntary phase is over" re vaccine mandates. Posted by: bonhomme at July 27, 2021 10:04 PM (i0wNm)

Your papers, please.

Posted by: ZOD at July 27, 2021 10:07 PM (xK9An)

330 Betty Lou's Getting Out Tonight

https://youtu.be/jIDfsxwmFiI

No fat chicks twistin' version with cameos.
Posted by: Count de Monet, Free Agent


I have that album. Every one of the songs on it is great. Her Strut is top of the list.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 27, 2021 10:07 PM (+lVUW)

331
Watching the Westminster replay. Hound Group being shown now.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 27, 2021 10:07 PM (mht8P)

332 More than three times as many soldiers died in training accidents than KIA in Afghanistan for the same period. Something like 5600 have died in trading accidents since 2006.

Posted by: Just a side note at July 27, 2021 10:08 PM (2DOZq)

333 Ted has a tail!

Posted by: Bonnie Blue no longer gives a shit at July 27, 2021 10:08 PM (hlxe7)

334 hogmartin at 203....Lol.....I have been there

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at July 27, 2021 10:08 PM (/UQ/R)

335 326 Dear Abby

My lovable dog will not keep his mask on.

How can I protect Fido?
Posted by: Julie in Cincinnati at July 27, 2021 10:06 PM (bTQ72


Dear Julie In Cincinnati,

Place peanut butter on the inside of the mask. That should keep Fido masked up for some time.

Abby

Posted by: Dear Abby at July 27, 2021 10:09 PM (4fSQf)

336
De Blasio says, "the voluntary phase is over" re vaccine mandates.

________

You're free to do what you're told.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 27, 2021 10:09 PM (mht8P)

337 My driving music is shit like Wolfgang Gartner and Deadmau5.....
Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 27, 2021 09:18 PM (6FeV1)


don't drive to Philip Glass. Unless your transmission is slipping.

Now, driving playing Turkish dance music is a trip in heavy urban traffic.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 27, 2021 10:09 PM (kRbZx)

338 Cruising music: There has to be something by Frank Sinatra or Dean Martin or Tom Jones.

Frankie Valli had "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You"

Sort of "hip."

Posted by: Martini Farmer at July 27, 2021 10:09 PM (BFigT)

339 Another good Bob Seger song is American Storm. I think one of the Bob Seger albums is the last vinyl album I bought.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 27, 2021 10:09 PM (+lVUW)

340 BEFORE I FORGET

I think I will give up a two week reservation at the only cabin (nice big three bedroom, two bath cabin) at Keowee-Toxaway State Park in SC.

There's just the one cabin (RV and tent camping, ONE cabin). Last two weeks of August.

Unpossible to get. I just grabbed it a year ago when I was up at 3 or 4 AM when it came up.

Posted by: Note to Self Miklos at July 27, 2021 10:09 PM (QzkSJ)

341 Now, driving playing Turkish dance music is a trip in heavy urban traffic.
Posted by: Kindltot at July 27, 2021 10:09 PM (kRbZx

Tarkan was my jam back in the day

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 27, 2021 10:10 PM (6FeV1)

342 If anyone would like to sneak in, I can organize cancellation such that Moron Privilege can be exercised.

Posted by: Note to Self Miklos (2) at July 27, 2021 10:11 PM (QzkSJ)

343 Posted by: Sharkman at July 27, 2021 10:06 PM (61tn

Dude, I'd have NO PROBLEM on a road trip with you. Excellent choices!!! Fistbump on the Cake albums.

Add some Zeppelin and a whole lot more Rush.

Posted by: Doof at July 27, 2021 10:11 PM (mZUr4)

344 Cool beans. Pug might be.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at July 27, 2021 09:58 PM (Bmy3R)

Guy, I was hoping to run across you here. I'm afraid I can't make it to Denver that weekend. I emailed WDS, but I seem to have lost yours.

I will be going back to Montana to help Ma take care of Pa. Probably be there a while.

Really sorry, man, I was hoping to hang out with you and all the cool 'rons and 'ettes.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at July 27, 2021 10:11 PM (x8Wzq)

345 Oh, and the Ace of Spades by Motorhead.

Posted by: Sharkman at July 27, 2021 10:12 PM (61tn8)

346 Some friends of mine had a somewhat similar Regrets boat incident. They were hauling it on a trailer up to Maine for the summer. They remember going over a pretty big bump in the road. Next thing they know their boat is cruising alongside them, next lane over. Fortunately not a lot of traffic. The boat veered off into the grassy center island and got stuck. It was repairable but they didn't get it back until summer was almost over.

Posted by: JuJuBee at July 27, 2021 10:12 PM (8uddF)

347 "De Blasio says, 'the voluntary phase is over' "

my response to DeCommio: https://tinyurl.com/6t2xy7uz


Posted by: Pikov Andropov at July 27, 2021 10:12 PM (rt0xh)

348 Dude. Chill the fuck out.
Posted by: nurse ratched at July 27, 2021 10:00 PM


* note to self - don't diss sea otters, even 2 or 3 Threads back *

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 27, 2021 10:12 PM (a3Q+t)

349 sven - I will raise a glass to you, your service and the life experiences that have brought you to where you are now. You are an asset. Salute!

Posted by: Muldoon at July 27, 2021 10:12 PM (Xwt96)

350 Sign seen at a bar in California:

"Is your date not who they said they were in their profile?

Do you feel unsafe or even a bit weird? Is something bothering you or making you feel uncomfortable?

We're here to help, just go to the bar or ask your server for an ANGEL SHOT.
- NEAT - someone will escort you to your vehicle.
- DRESSED - someone will call you an Uber or Lyft.
- WITH LIME - we will call the local police.

We will handle things discreetely and without a lot of fuss. We want you to know that you are in a safe place and in good hands.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2021 10:13 PM (L2ZTs)

351 I wish PTSD hadn't been bastardized to include every person who ever felt bad because someone called them a doody head.

My work daughter is living with a sweet ex army guy who went the shitcanistan and Iraq. I was at their home for a BBQ before Independence Day. He had a hard time with the fireworks.

He loved the sound of the F15s flying an airshow from JBLM just a few miles away. He said the sound of the jets tempered the fear of the fireworks.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 27, 2021 10:13 PM (U2p+3)

352 Doof, you're correct on adding more Zep and Rush. I ran out of carriage returns!

Posted by: Sharkman at July 27, 2021 10:13 PM (61tn8)

353 My favorite cruising music:

Space, Futuristic, & Steampunk music

Listening to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-fkM4K_26U now.

It's got a good beat, but I'm not going to dance to it.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at July 27, 2021 10:13 PM (u82oZ)

354 --

Posted by: Radio Silence at July 27, 2021 10:14 PM (x8Wzq)

355 Okay, folks, here's the deal. Your pain is your own, and only you know how it affects you. You may have trauma from childhood abuse, or from adult abuse, or from seeing things that cannot be unseen, or from having done things of which you are not proud, or from serving your country, or from none of the above. It may or may not put dampers on parts of your soul. It may or may not drive you to do things you wish weren't happening. It may even take you somewhere from which you will not return.

It might be a chemical imbalance, or who knows what?

You do not have to deal with this alone, and please don't. If you don't feel you can burden your friends and family, there is plenty of help elsewhere. But for God's own sake, do not raise your hand against yourself, not now, not ever. That just gives the devil the upper hand, and we know for a fact that Jesus beats him, all the time, and every time. Walk with God, find a priest, find a therapist, get a dog, get out of your head and make it right again, or as right as you can.

And if that doesn't work, call me, dammit.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at July 27, 2021 10:14 PM (SDdx5)

356
A painter's paradise! Inside Hunter Biden's $20K-a-month Malibu home complete with art studio, four bedrooms and sweeping ocean views

would you rent anything to a Biden??

Posted by: Julie in Cincinnati at July 27, 2021 10:14 PM (bTQ72)

357 332 Posted by: Just a side note at July 27, 2021 10:08 PM (2DOZq)

More veterans die on donor cycles than patrol.

Stone cold fact going back to GW1.

"I just survived a combat tour, the way to celebrate is to hop on a dangerous vehicle I have lost all familiarity with!"

//YOLO

I am not a combat veteran, I am less a soldier than my spouse, I am not a psychologist, I have been unfortunately to several empty boots ceremonies.

Trauma is trauma.

Posted by: sven at July 27, 2021 10:14 PM (Lzpvj)

358 I will not presume to say I fully understand the complexity of the human psyche.

I will just say that in general all humans undergo trauma to some degree. For me and my siblings it was routine beatings as a toddler all the way up to puberty.

Does that compare to war? Absolutely not. But the human brain does not appear to comprehend things based on an objective scale, and it will develop a response regardless of the degree of trauma. For some, like myself, it is to have a great distrust of other people and a virulent hatred of unyielding, amoral authority.

My coping mechanism has been to laugh at it all and joke. For some it is to beat their own kids. Neither of those reactions brings about reconciliation, but one of the two is tenable. My hope for those that have seen atrocity far worse than mine and are not able to find a coping mechanism or are able to compartmentalize those traumas, that God himself would touch their lives, be it through the Holy Spirit or by crossing paths with someone like you Romeo13, that has seen it too and can help guide them back to a normal world.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 27, 2021 10:14 PM (5We2S)

359 hogmartin at 203....Lol.....I have been there
Posted by: westminsterdogshow at July 27, 2021 10:08 PM (/UQ/R)


I was hoping you'd show up and not leave me hanging on that one.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 27, 2021 10:14 PM (ghoDT)

360 One more...ZZ Topp Tejas ...all of it

Posted by: Lars Pilsen at July 27, 2021 10:15 PM (/FUb+)

361 And that is time to go. Been busy, and need sleep.

Have a wonderful night. In bed, not driving this late at night.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at July 27, 2021 10:15 PM (u82oZ)

362 "I certainly understand the idea of PTSD--but as an ever and always civilian and therefore outside the circle how does one help support the vets?"

I don't, we're all still different. I served in the Marines as an 0313 (LAV-25s) in Iraq and Somalia. I don't have PTSD but if I did, I wouldn't want to be thought of as a victim.

I guess I would say, if there is anything you could do that would be universal, is to give us patience.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 27, 2021 10:15 PM (49Exr)

363 would you rent anything to a Biden??
Posted by: Julie in Cincinnati

I got a baby and child support

Posted by: THIS STRIPPER'S PLACE FOR RENT at July 27, 2021 10:16 PM (QzkSJ)

364 Comparing these guys to Nazis doesn't shame them in the least. They either know what they are or they are so disconnected from reality they will *never* know what they are.

Posted by: ... at July 27, 2021 10:16 PM (ElYwz)

365 Hey, Nurse!

Posted by: Sharkman at July 27, 2021 10:17 PM (61tn8)

366 247 Tina Turner has a few fast lane songs
Posted by: Alabama


This one's for sensuality: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyU7BbQSm98

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 27, 2021 10:17 PM (+lVUW)

367 332 More than three times as many soldiers died in training accidents than KIA in Afghanistan for the same period. Something like 5600 have died in trading accidents since 2006.
Posted by: Just a side note

I did not need to hear that.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 27, 2021 10:17 PM (U2p+3)

368 Posted by: Lirio100 at July 27, 2021 10:05 PM (uFOGo)

I helped dig out dead bodies from Lebanon in 83. Yet, I have no PTSD from that... why????

Because I had already had my head screwed on straight at to what the hell we were doing. That death and horror were part of the JOB.

PTSD happens when you do not acknowledge the reality of the situation you find yourself in.

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 27, 2021 10:18 PM (oHd/0)

369 Doof, you're correct on adding more Zep and Rush. I ran out of carriage returns!
Posted by: Sharkman at July 27, 2021 10:13 PM (61tn


Understood! How about The Cult - Love, Electric, and Sonic Temple? Triumph - Allied Forces. GnR - Appetite. Alice in Chains - Facelift and Dirt.

Posted by: Doof at July 27, 2021 10:18 PM (mZUr4)

370 Today is birthday of Captain Samuel Whittemore (born in 1694, died February 3, 1793). He was eighty years old when he became the oldest known colonial combatant in the American War of Independence.

"Whittemore was in his fields when he spotted an approaching British relief brigade under Earl Percy.
Whittemore loaded his musket and ambushed the British Grenadiers of the 47th Regiment of Foot from behind a nearby stone wall, killing one soldier. He then drew his dueling pistols, killed a second grenadier and mortally wounded a third. By the time Whittemore had fired his third shot, a British detachment had reached his position; Whittemore drew his sword and attacked.

He was subsequently shot in the face, bayoneted numerous times, and left for dead in a pool of blood. He was found by colonial forces, trying to load his musket to resume the fight. He was taken to Dr. Cotton Tufts of Medford, who perceived no hope for his survival. However, Whittemore recovered and lived another 18 years."

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 27, 2021 10:18 PM (a3Q+t)

371 I owe a lot to a combat vet who helped me come to terms with my own (non-combat, non-serving) PTSD.

Posted by: ... at July 27, 2021 10:18 PM (ElYwz)

372 349 Posted by: Muldoon at July 27, 2021 10:12 PM (Xwt96)

Thank you, in all sincerity this was and mostly is an easy country to want to serve.

I am not a hero, I am a small person of some service. The wife is a multiple tour vet who has taken fire. I helped her with her PTSD, and God knows she took care of my childhood PTSD with love, care, understanding and the encouragement to have the strength to seek help.

If you have hurts that will not abate, images that cannot fade, and thoughts that will not recede seek help.

We are all brothers and sisters from many different mothers and fathers and ALL of us as Americans are valuable.

No person should cede their dignity, or inner harmony to trauma from pride or a lack of support.

Posted by: sven at July 27, 2021 10:19 PM (Lzpvj)

373 Nothing matters but the weekend
From a Tuesday point of view

Posted by: Martini Farmer



One of the all time great songs.

Posted by: Sharkman at July 27, 2021 10:19 PM (61tn8)

374 Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 27, 2021 10:15 PM (49Exr)

/Salute

/Fistbump

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 27, 2021 10:19 PM (oHd/0)

375 It's got a good beat, but I'm not going to dance to it.
Posted by: NaCly Dog


*****

Salty- if you end up down around the Spanish Peaks next month, drop me an e-mail. I have a good suggestion for a good place to get an adult beverage in the area. You can find my e-mail at the contact info tab at the link in my nick.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 27, 2021 10:19 PM (Xwt96)

376 Drop it into passing gear and Go, Go, Go, Johnny Go!

https://youtu.be/WLMK9-Ns-TY

a young & limber Chuck Berry and a polka dot skirt dancer. She's a goer.

Posted by: Count de Monet, Free Agent (4I/2K) at July 27, 2021 10:20 PM (4I/2K)

377 367 332 More than three times as many soldiers died in training accidents than KIA in Afghanistan for the same period. Something like 5600 have died in trading accidents since 2006.
Posted by: Just a side note

I did not need to hear that.
Posted by: nurse ratched at July 27, 2021 10:17 PM (U2p+3)

We have lost MANY more Service members to Gulf War Syndrome, than were Killed during Desert Storm.

and then people wonder why I won't get the Covid Vaccince.

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 27, 2021 10:21 PM (oHd/0)

378 PTSD happens when you do not acknowledge the reality of the situation you find yourself in.
Posted by: Romeo13 at July 27, 2021 10:18 PM (oHd/0)

I'm sure that's true in your case. Not in everybody's. And not everyone knows how they will react under fire.

Remember that a lot of childhood trauma is the result of people who think their parents were June and Ward Cleaver. Normal is not the same for everyone.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at July 27, 2021 10:21 PM (SDdx5)

379
More viral loads: AnalPundit has noticed this viral load business. Apparently, and I'm not going to wade through their crap statements, the CDC said something about, viral loads in vaccinated breakthrough cases being "equal" to unvaccinated viral loads (the reality is they are materially higher).

AnalPussyPundit noticed this. I think he's getting really skeered (well, most of the time he's probably cowering under his bed wearing 4 masks, I'd imagine, so he's even more skeered).

It occurred to him that if viral loads are equal, that would mean the vaccines are worthless. But we know that's not true, he says, we have Science! So, he reasons that this just means that the viral loads are equal in the nose and throat. Yeah, that's the ticket, he continues.

I'm laughing my ass off reading that.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 27, 2021 10:22 PM (Mzdiz)

380 Yeah, most don't know that one of the highest suicide risk groups?

Single White Males over 50.

Yeah, several years ago Science News ran an article about the epidemic of suicide in the military. They gave the rate for the general population (12.6 per 100,000), and then the rate for the military (18.7 per 100,000).

At the time (I don’t know what the exact numbers are today) men represented 78% of suicides in the United States. And men made up 85.5% of the military.

Do the numbers, and you get an 18.0 per 100,000 expected rate; 18.0 vs. 18.7 is probably margin-of-error, especially given the margins of error and population errors in the percentages I used for the calculation.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at July 27, 2021 10:22 PM (CX3cf)

381 Another one that's worth what I paid for it. No, less.

Posted by: Born Free at July 27, 2021 10:22 PM (qStGk)

382 has this been discussed yet?

Armed robber is beaten up with a sex toy: Cashier grabs 18-inch 'weapon' and bashes the knife-wielding thief at Russian sex shop

Posted by: Julie in Cincinnati at July 27, 2021 10:22 PM (bTQ72)

383 Understood! How about The Cult - Love, Electric, and Sonic Temple? Triumph - Allied Forces. GnR - Appetite. Alice in Chains - Facelift and Dirt.

Posted by: Doof


Yep. Yep. Yep and Yep.

Posted by: Sharkman at July 27, 2021 10:23 PM (61tn8)

384

sock change

Posted by: will choose a nic later at July 27, 2021 10:24 PM (bTQ72)

385 Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at July 27, 2021 10:21 PM (SDdx5)

The Greatest sin, IMO, of the modern Military... is that they are NOT like Hal Moore... where they say we are going into combat, and Men will die.

Instead... they don't talk about that reality... thus making it a surprise when it first slaps you upside the head.

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 27, 2021 10:24 PM (oHd/0)

386 Armed robber is beaten up with a sex toy: Cashier grabs 18-inch 'weapon' and bashes the knife-wielding thief at Russian sex shop
Posted by: Julie in Cincinnati at July 27, 2021 10:22 PM (bTQ72)

Alright, which one of you morons.....

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at July 27, 2021 10:24 PM (SDdx5)

387 A number of military suicides are non combat vets.

Posted by: Just a side note at July 27, 2021 10:24 PM (2DOZq)

388 I wish PTSD hadn't been bastardized to include every person who ever felt bad because someone called them a doody head.
----------------

I understand where you are coming from but PTSD is a legitimate, diagnosable, paralyzing disorder. And we equally should not minimize it, despite the immature wailing from the "trigger" population.

I have no problem distinguishing my own trauma from the trauma of a fucking combat veteran but while I am not remotely equipped to experience it nor would I ever mock or belittle it, war is not the only kind of hell in this world.

Posted by: ... at July 27, 2021 10:24 PM (ElYwz)

389 "You do not have to deal with this alone - back to a normal world."

Good advice. My depression is from being an abused child of 2 alcoholics, not from combat in the Marines, go figure. Maybe that's why I made it through okay, I was already dinged up.

But suicide is at the very bottom my list - I'm a practical person - but above it I still have to cross off alternatives like "tour America on a Harley" and "flee to New Zealand" (I think I may need to edit that one) and so many others before I get to the bottom.

And of course, my Bucket List is full of names. Say what you will about Vengeance, it does give purpose to life.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 27, 2021 10:25 PM (49Exr)

390 Patience seems to be in short supply for anything.
Victim, no.
Understanding these days feels to me like it carries a faint whiff of pity with it. Acceptance, maybe, that combat or other events like 9/11 can cause reactions/emotions that are reasonable under the circumstances and not characterize them as something unreasonable.

Posted by: Lirio100 at July 27, 2021 10:26 PM (uFOGo)

391 Instead... they don't talk about that reality... thus making it a surprise when it first slaps you upside the head.
Posted by: Romeo13 at July 27, 2021 10:24 PM (oHd/0)

I find it reprehensible that the brass points to bad statistics and proposes useless "fixes" all while allowing so many to be hurt, maimed and killed in "training." That is just incompetent. Seems to me if you are asking someone to give their life for their country, they might actually take some care making sure very few actually do.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at July 27, 2021 10:26 PM (SDdx5)

392 Alright, which one of you morons.....
Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at July 27, 2021 10:24 PM (SDdx5)

Was the model for the 18" weapon? Admittedly it wasn't me.

Posted by: Just a side note at July 27, 2021 10:26 PM (2DOZq)

393 Stone Temple Pilots is good to help kick in the Red Bull after a potty break.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 27, 2021 10:26 PM (U2p+3)

394 The Science News article was also a perfect example of cargo cult science. They had a theory: stress and access to firearms mean more suicides; soldiers have more stress and more access to firearms when deployed; therefore, there will be more suicides while deployed than not.

Their results, however, showed a negative relationship between deployment and suicide. Their conclusion? “The association between deployment and suicide is not as simple as we expected.”

When you are invested in the sun orbiting the earth, your geometries are not going to be simple.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at July 27, 2021 10:26 PM (CX3cf)

395 "Son, you're gonna drive me to drinkin' if you don't stop drivin' that

Hot

Rod

Lincoln . . . "

Posted by: Sharkman at July 27, 2021 10:26 PM (61tn8)

396 You know how it feels after you attend a NoVaMoMe, then drive for 10.5 hours today, and finally walk into your own home after a week on the road?

Yeh...like that.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at July 27, 2021 10:27 PM (3D/fK)

397 I'm with you 100% Jim Sunk.

Although I have 13 years creditable Army service under my belt I would never put myself on the same level as those who came under fire in service of their country and love of their comrades. Bless all those who did.
Posted by: Muldoon at July 27, 2021 10:01 PM (Xwt96)


Amen.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at July 27, 2021 10:28 PM (GqWB8)

398 Posted by: Romeo13 at July 27, 2021 10:19 PM (oHd/0)
/Fistbump

Bravo Zulu, Romeo

(see what I did there LOL)

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 27, 2021 10:28 PM (49Exr)

399 387 A number of military suicides are non combat vets.
Posted by: Just a side note at July 27, 2021 10:24 PM (2DOZq)

This. Most of the ones put forth for my current project are not and have never been. They are just lonely and mostly alone. That is the fault of the brass, not the soldiers, and there's not much anyone outside of the chain of command can do about it. And yet, we try.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at July 27, 2021 10:28 PM (SDdx5)

400 Stone Temple Pilots is good to help kick in the Red Bull after a potty break.
Posted by: nurse ratched at July 27, 2021 10:26 PM (U2p+3)

Excellent choice, nurse! STP was great. Shame how things went for Scott Wieland. Sad last few years.

Posted by: Doof at July 27, 2021 10:28 PM (mZUr4)

401 Oblig.:

"Jerry Was a Racecar Driver":


https://youtu.be/LBQ2305fLeA

Posted by: Sharkman at July 27, 2021 10:29 PM (61tn8)

402 The only comparison to Samuel Whittemore I can think of is Adrian Carton de Wiart-

"He served in the Boer War, First World War, and Second World War. He was shot in the face, head, stomach, ankle, leg, hip, and ear; was blinded in his left eye; survived two plane crashes; tunnelled out of a prisoner-of-war camp; and tore off his own fingers when a doctor declined to amputate them. Describing his experiences in the First World War, he wrote, "Frankly I had enjoyed the war."

Posted by: Miklos, historian hard pressed for time at July 27, 2021 10:29 PM (QzkSJ)

403 Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at July 27, 2021 10:27 PM (3D/fK)

Could it really be a VIA sighting on the ONT??Howdy, good sir!!

Posted by: Doof at July 27, 2021 10:30 PM (mZUr4)

404 has anyone seen the new Dune trailer?

(invidious instance)

https://tinyurl.com/px5mhydu

Posted by: Kindltot at July 27, 2021 10:30 PM (kRbZx)

405 Video of guy hit with sex toy during armed robbery attempt.

youtube.com/watch?v=Jm6dL7VMqiY

Posted by: bonhomme at July 27, 2021 10:30 PM (i0wNm)

406 305 285 Posted by: nerdygirl at July 27, 2021 09:56 PM (+lVUW)

https://tinyurl.com/j9ka87kf

Is a person who gets PTSD from being IDF'd in a bunker suffering more or less from flashbacks than a person who had their back opened up by a drunken parent with a coat hanger?

Or is the correct answer to treat the symptom matrix?

I get so lost.
Posted by: sven


It's a person who goes on People's Court because she got into an argument with her roommate and moved out.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 27, 2021 10:30 PM (+lVUW)

407 Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at July 27, 2021 10:26 PM (SDdx5)

I was designated as a Boarding Party Specialist... enough to where it was a determining factor on my next assignments.

Yet... the training I got for it? Minimal. All the hand to hand training? on me own. Blade Training? (40 years now of sword and knife training).. on me own...

Hell, I was paying for my own range time. IMO a Large part of the military no longer understands why they even exist.... ie... to kill our enemies before they kill us.

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 27, 2021 10:31 PM (oHd/0)

408 >>I got a baby and child support

Trip sevens. Pay up, sucker.

Posted by: ZOD at July 27, 2021 10:31 PM (xK9An)

409 Video of guy hit with sex toy during armed robbery attempt.

Posted by: bonhomme

That gal seems to know how to handle that, um . . . 'weapon'.

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 27, 2021 10:32 PM (6WCwE)

410 ...Yeah, that's the ticket, he continues.

I'm laughing my ass off reading that.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 27, 2021 10:22 PM



Y'know, Publius, I've been following your comments here lately about the leaky vaccines, Marek's disease, etc., with rapt attention... You're doing yeoman's work here with all your research! I just wanted you to know that...

*passes hat around to raise funds for Publius' continuing research...

Posted by: Zettai at July 27, 2021 10:32 PM (kauAU)

411 Sharkman -- not sure where home is for you or what your favorite adult beverage is, but I hope to meet you one day so we can talk music and I can buy you a drink of your choice.

Are you also a fan of 80s and 90s alternative rock?

Posted by: Doof at July 27, 2021 10:33 PM (mZUr4)

412 so a dementia patient and a retarded whore walk into aa bar....

Biden and AOC are dating?

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 27, 2021 10:33 PM (+lVUW)

413 Video of guy hit with sex toy during armed robbery attempt.

Posted by: bonhomme

CBD is One Tough Dude

Posted by: Miklos, unsurprised at July 27, 2021 10:33 PM (QzkSJ)

414 Muldoon,

Can you make it to Denver for the Morondezvous?

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at July 27, 2021 10:34 PM (/UQ/R)

415 Armed robber is beaten up with a sex toy: Cashier grabs 18-inch 'weapon' and bashes the knife-wielding thief at Russian sex shop
Posted by: Julie in Cincinnati at July 27, 2021 10:22 PM (bTQ72)
===

Как жалко

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 27, 2021 10:34 PM (EZebt)

416 Are you also a fan of 80s and 90s alternative rock?
Posted by: Doof

Are we not men?

Posted by: Miklos, looking for headgear in the garden shed at July 27, 2021 10:34 PM (QzkSJ)

417 > He founded the Lake Placid Club, organized the Winter Olympics, and was noted as a racist, anti-Semite, and a dirty old man.

Right. Melvil Dewey was the basically the Harvey Weinstein of print media. And yeah, he was racist and anti-Semitic even by the standards of the time. Real piece of work, that Melvil.

As you say, John Dewey was the commie. Also, his dimwitted "educational theories" are still fucking up our schools to this day. Dewey coming into vogue was when American schools began their long decline.

Thomas Dewey was the guy who didn't defeat Truman.

George Dewey was the Admiral.

Lots of people with that name. It's a pretty common name in Wales, and in areas with a lot of Welsh immigrants.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at July 27, 2021 10:34 PM (XGAZE)

418 416 Are you also a fan of 80s and 90s alternative rock?
Posted by: Doof

Are we not men?
Posted by: Miklos, looking for headgear in the garden shed at July 27, 2021 10:34 PM (QzkSJ)

We are...

Devo

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 27, 2021 10:35 PM (oHd/0)

419 Hey Doof.

Went out 70 to 81 this time, and came back down through the mountains and finally Columbia, and into Summerville.

Long, but less hassle than I-95 in mid afternoon.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at July 27, 2021 10:35 PM (3D/fK)

420 406 NerdyGirl,

Part 957 in "why humanity sucks, andvwhy nice things are ceasing existence"

Posted by: Sven at July 27, 2021 10:35 PM (Lzpvj)

421 Can you make it to Denver for the Morondezvous?
Posted by: westminsterdogshow


*****

Thanks for asking, but that's not really my thing. Hope y'all have fun.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 27, 2021 10:35 PM (Xwt96)

422 Ok Hordelings, it's bedtime for Bonzo. Y'all don't burn the place down, 'k?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at July 27, 2021 10:36 PM (HaL55)

423 "while I am not remotely equipped to experience it nor would I ever mock or belittle it, war is not the only kind of hell in this world."
Posted by: ... at July 27, 2021 10:24 PM (ElYwz)

Well said.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 27, 2021 10:36 PM (49Exr)

424 Как жалко

Posted by: San Franpsycho

Your understanding of Slavic Master Race foreplay may be insufficient or poorly explained.

Posted by: Miklosov, Slav Customer Service Centre of Happiness and Excellence at July 27, 2021 10:36 PM (QzkSJ)

425 Are you also a fan of 80s and 90s alternative rock?
Posted by: Doof

Are we not men?
Posted by: Miklos, looking for headgear in the garden shed at July 27, 2021 10:34 PM (QzkSJ)

Our musical kinship has long been established.

And I just remembered that I owe you an email. Tomorrow.

Posted by: Doof at July 27, 2021 10:36 PM (mZUr4)

426 "CBD is One Tough Dude"

Meh. He's a bully.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 27, 2021 10:37 PM (49Exr)

427 I-95 needs carpet bombed. Horrible fucking interstate.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at July 27, 2021 10:37 PM (GqWB8)

428 200 posts late-- After the other driving songs mentioned, the only other that comes to mind is Led Zeppelin's Kashmir.

Posted by: Christopher Armanini at July 27, 2021 10:37 PM (1/k/v)

429 But suicide is at the very bottom my list - I'm a
practical person - but above it I still have to cross off alternatives
like "tour America on a Harley" and "flee to New Zealand" (I think I may
need to edit that one) and so many others before I get to the bottom.




Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 27, 2021 10:25 PM (49Exr)
Touring America on a harley is something I really want to do, but at my own pace. Clouds in the sky? Rain? Fuck it, I'll spend another day at the hotel. I did the sturgis rally 10 years in a row, and I learned to hate rain with the heat of 1000 suns. It sucks moose dick. I would love to just go wander off into the sunset with the bike at my own pace, take a few months, see some shit and head back. I definitely would rather ride in the rain over fleeing to new Zealand though. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at July 27, 2021 10:38 PM (VwHCD)

430 ..Unpossible to get. I just grabbed it a year ago when I was up at 3 or 4 AM when it came up. Posted by: Note to Self Miklos at July 27, 2021 10:09 PM (QzkSJ)

Kindly drop me an email, sir? Might be right time, right place kind of thing, there. Thanks!

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 27, 2021 10:39 PM (QzJWU)

431 Thanks for asking, but that's not really my thing. Hope y'all have fun.
Posted by: Muldoon

Muldoon is in charge of fixin' things at the Hole in the Wall, just in case.

Posted by: The Miklos-James Brown Gang at July 27, 2021 10:39 PM (QzkSJ)

432 >> You're doing yeoman's work here with all your research! I just wanted you to know that...

Thanks Zettai. But I'm all doing is just reading stuff. Basically Denninger's forum and Alex Berenson's stuff, then following links from there.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 27, 2021 10:40 PM (Mzdiz)

433 Hey Doof.

Went out 70 to 81 this time, and came back down through the mountains and finally Columbia, and into Summerville.

Long, but less hassle than I-95 in mid afternoon.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at July 27, 2021 10:35 PM (3D/fK)

Nice. Wish I could have made it to the MoMe. Please let me.know next time you're planning to visit the Baltimore area.

Posted by: Doof at July 27, 2021 10:41 PM (mZUr4)

434 Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at July 27, 2021 10:38 PM (VwHCD)

Love riding... but.. touring at this point?

I rather drive me truck.

It's like camping vs staying in a hotel.... Hotel for the win.

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 27, 2021 10:41 PM (oHd/0)

435 Dear Julie In Cincinnati,

Place peanut butter on the inside of the mask. That should keep Fido masked up for some time.

Abby
Posted by: Dear Abby


Yeah Doggeh will eat the friggin mask and you'll see it in his poop the next day.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 27, 2021 10:42 PM (+lVUW)

436 426 "CBD is One Tough Dude"

Meh. He's a bully.
Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur

How so? Has he forced you to do something you didn't want to do?

Show your work.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 27, 2021 10:43 PM (U2p+3)

437 "Please let me.know next time you're planning to visit the Baltimore area."

Sounds good.

Off to bed.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at July 27, 2021 10:44 PM (3D/fK)

438 Jeff Beck
Freeway Jam. !!!

Posted by: John at July 27, 2021 10:45 PM (vvbHb)

439
Oh, and this bombshell out of the UK. They govt. mandated the NHS to provide a breakdown of the claimed Covid hospitalizations. They wanted to discern between "hospitalized due to Covid" vs "hospitalized with Covid".

The NHS has not been officially forthcoming, but the data leaked out.

Only 44% tested positive for Covid before being admitted. The others came in for something else and were later determined to be Covid positive. Of that group, apparently 13% caught in *in the hospital*.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 27, 2021 10:45 PM (Mzdiz)

440 I loved the card catalog. And that publication that listed topics and which magazines had articles on the topic in the past quarter.

Oh, Bazooka bubble gum. I wasn't big on chewing gum, except for Chiclets, but I loved the minicomic that came with it. And later on, I spent a lot on "Space: 1999" trading cards. The gum that came with those was putrid; I began to throw it out as a matter of policy.

Posted by: Weak Geek at July 27, 2021 10:45 PM (Om/di)

441 I think the tickets that I would acccumulate if Motley Crue's "Kickstart My Heart" came on my car radio would probably fund at least one, if not two, local county's sherriff's budget for the year.

Posted by: pookysgirl's lawyer has requested that she disable her car radio at July 27, 2021 10:45 PM (XKZwp)

442 > Right. Melvil Dewey was the basically the Harvey Weinstein of print media.

Wikipedia says that when he was running the library school at Columbia (and later at NYU) he insisted that prospective female students submit photos with their applications because, as he said, "You cannot polish a pumpkin."

If he were around today he'd be hitting up his students for nude selfies.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at July 27, 2021 10:47 PM (XGAZE)

443 Does anyone have a clue why the suicides are going on? Considering we're not at war now (much), I would guess that current politics -- maybe of wokeness in the service itself -- might have more to do with it than any horrors those people suffered while they were in.

Posted by: jdgalt1 at July 27, 2021 10:48 PM (3SFo/)

444
Kindly drop me an email, sir? Might be right time, right place kind of thing, there. Thanks!

Jim

Not sure if moronmail is still blocked by yoo-hoo

Try me on miklos (the thing, you know, the thing) moronmail.com

Posted by: Miklos, at your service at July 27, 2021 10:48 PM (QzkSJ)

445 So I guess there is 0% inflation because the drive by news only talk about Pelosi and that BS investigation into how Trump us Guy Fawkes.

Posted by: SkunkerT at July 27, 2021 10:49 PM (zMaGC)

446 Evening.

Well today sucked!

You know what sounds like a really spiffy idea?

Worldwide genocide.

This needs to happen. It'll be fun!

Posted by: Robert - 38 Days until the new Iron Maiden album at July 27, 2021 10:49 PM (1Yy3c)

447 I always thought Bat Out of Hell was a great driving song. The motorcycle sound actually came from a guitar - Todd Rungren.

Posted by: InCali at July 27, 2021 10:49 PM (ov5G+)

448 Nothing matters but the weekend
From a Tuesday point of view
Posted by: Martini Farmer

One of the all time great songs.
Posted by: Sharkman at July 27, 2021 10:19

Working for the Weekend by Loverboy? I'd just played that earlier. Now Alexa the spy is playing it again.

But as I microwave the first local IL bicolor sweet corn, I'm playing CCR, what's that's song about looking out the back door.

Posted by: Farmer at July 27, 2021 10:50 PM (55Qr6)

449 to try to break the mood, Hermiston watermelons are on sale!!!

Wife bought one and we discovered it was too large to fit in the fridge, so I whomped the half that wouldn't fit into juice in the blender, and I will be drinking that for a while

I wonder if the fruitiness would blend well with rum . . .

Posted by: Kindltot at July 27, 2021 10:51 PM (kRbZx)

450
Speaking of inflation, the Russian Central Bank is saying whoo nelly, this inflation is getting out of hand, and they just hiked rated 100 bps to 6.5%.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 27, 2021 10:51 PM (Mzdiz)

451 You all probably saw that Barbara Boxer got mugged in Oakland (which coincidentally has recently defunded their police).

No word on whether she insisted that the mugger call her "Senator Ma'am".

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at July 27, 2021 10:51 PM (XGAZE)

452 427 I-95 needs carpet bombed. Horrible fucking interstate.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at July 27, 2021 10:37 PM (GqWB


That'd definitely be one way to enwiden it between US-17 and the GA border.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at July 27, 2021 10:52 PM (DTX3h)

453 I-95 needs carpet bombed. Horrible fucking interstate.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory
------

*?*

But, but...how would we get back and forth to Florida?

Posted by: Yankees at July 27, 2021 10:52 PM (bk3Sg)

454 I wonder if the fruitiness would blend well with rum . . .
Posted by: Kindltot at July 27, 2021 10:51 PM (kRbZx)

Only one way to find out!

*Does the Captain Morgan pose*

Posted by: Robert - 38 Days until the new Iron Maiden album at July 27, 2021 10:52 PM (1Yy3c)

455 Promised land is a great driving song talk about going 60 to 95 when it comes on without even realizing it. Kinda short though, which probably avoided a some tickets.

Posted by: Ripley at July 27, 2021 10:53 PM (PTDkx)

456 Jeff Beck
Freeway Jam. !!!
Posted by: John

Hell yeh! Also Beck's Bolero and the entire Wired album!

Posted by: Pikov Andropov at July 27, 2021 10:53 PM (rt0xh)

457 I thought my dreams were my ticket out?

Posted by: Pete Bog at July 27, 2021 10:53 PM (Jzz++)

458 I used to like this song for driving, but I constantly found myself slowly leaning on the gas and ending up speeding, like a lot. https://tinyurl.com/m9wh87pa

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at July 27, 2021 10:54 PM (VwHCD)

459 Does anyone have a clue why the suicides are going
on? Considering we're not at war now (much), I would guess that current
politics -- maybe of wokeness in the service itself -- might have more
to do with it than any horrors those people suffered while they were in.
Posted by: jdgalt1 at July 27, 2021 10:48 PM (3SFo/)


It is never going to stop, it will never change, you will always be isolated and targeted and no one gives a crap.
it is hard to break out of that script from the inside, by the way.


Posted by: Kindltot at July 27, 2021 10:54 PM (kRbZx)

460 Radar Love by Golden Earring in top three driving songs .

Blondies Call Me is another good driving song.

Posted by: Just a side note at July 27, 2021 10:56 PM (2DOZq)

461 Love riding... but.. touring at this point?



I rather drive me truck.



It's like camping vs staying in a hotel.... Hotel for the win.

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 27, 2021 10:41 PM (oHd/0)

Very true. I camped the first 3 years of sturgis, then I got smart. Fuck camping. After a day on the bike I want comfy shit. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at July 27, 2021 10:56 PM (VwHCD)

462 I wonder if the fruitiness would blend well with rum . . .
Posted by: Kindltot

Cut in chunks. Freeze. Put in blender with vodka and fresh mint.

You're welcome.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 27, 2021 10:56 PM (U2p+3)

463 Pretty much anything by The Ramones will induce high-speed driving.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at July 27, 2021 10:57 PM (XGAZE)

464 Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division

This one always got my MPH up, luckily it's only 2:43

https://tinyurl.com/2we58cwf

Posted by: Pikov Andropov at July 27, 2021 10:57 PM (rt0xh)

465 >>463 Pretty much anything by The Ramones will induce high-speed driving. Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at July 27, 2021 10:57 PM (XGAZE)

Time has come today.

Posted by: ZOD at July 27, 2021 10:58 PM (xK9An)

466 /clear sock

Posted by: Muldoon at July 27, 2021 10:58 PM (Xwt96)

467 Arf!

Posted by: Sandy at July 27, 2021 10:59 PM (VxC1e)

468 Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia

The It's Alive album: 1, 2, 3, 4

Posted by: Pikov Andropov at July 27, 2021 10:59 PM (rt0xh)

469 And don't give up posting, it makes me feel terrible I killed the blog by being depressed.

You reach out to people, you find them when they hide and you make faces at them. Don't treat them with care, call them bastards and make them live up to the name to keep up.
You might save yourself that way one day.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 27, 2021 10:59 PM (kRbZx)

470 Amarillo by morning?

Posted by: Pete Bog at July 27, 2021 10:59 PM (Jzz++)

471 443 Does anyone have a clue why the suicides are going on? Considering we're not at war now (much), I would guess that current politics -- maybe of wokeness in the service itself -- might have more to do with it than any horrors those people suffered while they were in.
Posted by: jdgalt1 at July 27, 2021 10:48 PM (3SFo/)

Lack of hope. Not believing that things can get better. Despair brought on by 24/7 being told everything sucks.

The belief that everything you believed in, is now false. Freedom... Liberty... self determination... you racist sexist bastard... and that you are NOT WORTHY of even being heard.

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 27, 2021 10:59 PM (oHd/0)

472 #6 on your list is by the Beach Boys, not Jan & Dean. And it's "deuce," btw.



Posted by: mnw at July 27, 2021 09:41 PM (Cssks)

"Douche Coop" is another term for David
French's cuck shed.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 27, 2021 10:59 PM (bPPPZ)

473 Sammy Hagar.
Standing Hampton.


I dare you to stay under the speed limit.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 27, 2021 11:00 PM (U2p+3)

474
Cut in chunks. Freeze. Put in blender with vodka and fresh mint.


You're welcome.
Posted by: nurse ratched at July 27, 2021 10:56 PM (U2p+3)


I thought slurpees needed vodka. *the more you learn*

Posted by: Kindltot at July 27, 2021 11:00 PM (kRbZx)

475 "Douche Coop" is another term for David

French's cuck shed.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 27, 2021 10:59 PM (bPPPZ)

Lolol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at July 27, 2021 11:00 PM (VwHCD)

476 Very true. I camped the first 3 years of sturgis, then I got smart. Fuck camping. After a day on the bike I want comfy shit. lol
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at July 27, 2021 10:56 PM (VwHCD)

And more importantly? So does the woman you pick up...

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 27, 2021 11:01 PM (oHd/0)

477 Born to Run by Springsteen is an excellent driving song.

It's also pretty much the only song he's ever done that doesn't suck.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at July 27, 2021 11:01 PM (XGAZE)

478 426 "CBD is One Tough Dude"

Meh. He's a bully.
Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur

How so? Has he forced you to do something you didn't want to do?

Show your work.
Posted by: nurse ratched


As long as Ace and the COBs don't make me wear a mask, I'm happy.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 27, 2021 11:01 PM (+lVUW)

479 This is archived because they've edited out the sixth paragraph entirely. Read it carefully.

https://archive.ph/LHIlI

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at July 27, 2021 11:01 PM (OssQ4)

480 1.) Continue to sell billions in P$udoVaccine$

2.) Continue the Government-by-Decree Power Grab forever.

3.) The Permanent Emergency will enable the Junta to suppress any political events such as Election Fraud protests under the guise of Public Health. Any BLM riots would be given a pass again, as would millions of illegals walking into the country and then seeded into Red States in hopes of spreading COVID.

4.) As US Naval officer Melquiades explained, mandatory workplace vaccinations by the Feds and states are a backdoor way to do ideological cleansing of those ranks, since there is a huge overlap between being a Trump supporter and opposing the Jab Nazis.

5.) Manipulate COVID Fear-Porn as a political campaign theme, not for public health.

6.) And above all, MORE MASSIVE MAIL-IN VOTE FRAUD FOR ANOTHER STOLEN ELECTION.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at July 27, 2021 11:01 PM (3KJq+)

481 This is a fun driving song.

https://youtu.be/VbuU4Hf3QFM

Posted by: Robert - 38 Days until the new Iron Maiden album at July 27, 2021 11:02 PM (1Yy3c)

482 Cut in chunks. Freeze. Put in blender with vodka and fresh mint.


Also good with cantaloupe. Or melon beyond the water varieties.

Posted by: Pete Bog at July 27, 2021 11:02 PM (Jzz++)

483 Very true. I camped the first 3 years of sturgis, then I got smart. Fuck camping. After a day on the bike I want comfy shit. lol
Posted by: Berserker
--------

Heh. Yeah, Harleys have that effect.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, taking a risky cheap shot at July 27, 2021 11:02 PM (bk3Sg)

484
My favorite driving song is Steve Miller's "Big Old Jet Airliner"

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=jlFXhigvTvM

That lets me lean back, and sail down the highway.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 27, 2021 11:03 PM (Mzdiz)

485 Paragraph starts with "NBC News, Citing unnamed officials..."

Denninger warned about this MONTHS ago.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at July 27, 2021 11:03 PM (OssQ4)

486 As long as Ace and the COBs don't make me wear a mask, I'm happy.
Posted by: nerdygirl at July 27, 2021 11:01 PM (+lVUW)

----------

That's a given.

Assless chaps and a strap-on? That's another story.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at July 27, 2021 11:03 PM (VxC1e)

487 >>469 And don't give up posting, it makes me feel terrible I killed the blog by being depressed.
Posted by: Kindltot at July 27, 2021 10:59 PM (kRbZx)

You will do penance by removing your kidney and giving it to the ONT.

Posted by: ZOD at July 27, 2021 11:04 PM (xK9An)

488 Berserker are you off to Sturgis this year? It's now I think.

Posted by: Pete Bog at July 27, 2021 11:04 PM (Jzz++)

489 Publius, it's "Bingo Jed had a light on..." according to a comedian I saw years ago.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at July 27, 2021 11:05 PM (OssQ4)

490 438 Jeff Beck
Freeway Jam. !!!

Posted by: John at July 27, 2021 10:45 PM (vvbHb)


I like your tastes. Try out this album, You Had It Coming, where he explores a bunch of different musical styles - country, rap, electronic, jazz, and so forth.

https://youtu.be/SD2bI0Sm9Oo

*it's a link to a series of tunes from the album*

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 27, 2021 11:05 PM (F0YaR)

491 As long as Ace and the COBs don't make me wear a mask, I'm happy.
Posted by: nerdygirl at July 27, 2021 11:01 PM (+lVUW)

This is the AoS approved mask.

https://tinyurl.com/e9nbc268

Posted by: Robert - 38 Days until the new Iron Maiden album at July 27, 2021 11:05 PM (1Yy3c)

492 Biden still alive????

Posted by: SkunkerT at July 27, 2021 11:05 PM (zMaGC)

493 451 You all probably saw that Barbara Boxer got mugged in Oakland (which coincidentally has recently defunded their police).

No word on whether she insisted that the mugger call her "Senator Ma'am".

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia [


She worked HARD to get that title.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 27, 2021 11:06 PM (+lVUW)

494 Biden still alive????
Posted by: SkunkerT at July 27, 2021 11:05 PM (zMaGC)

Kamalalammadingdong is still not President.

Posted by: Robert - 38 Days until the new Iron Maiden album at July 27, 2021 11:07 PM (1Yy3c)

495 Heh. Yeah, Harleys have that effect.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, taking a risky cheap shot at July 27, 2021 11:02 PM (bk3Sg)

Its not the bike. Its the cumulative effect of being beaten by wind all day, getting baked by the sun, pissing behind trees in woods, road dirt, getting pelted by bugs, and on and on. Not into camping after that bullshit. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at July 27, 2021 11:07 PM (VwHCD)

496 ZOD!
Be nice to Kindltot. He's my friend.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 27, 2021 11:08 PM (U2p+3)

497 Berserker are you off to Sturgis this year? It's now I think.

Posted by: Pete Bog at July 27, 2021 11:04 PM (Jzz++)

Nooo, haven't done that in years. I might do it next year as a reward for surviving this frigging move, which still isn't quite done.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at July 27, 2021 11:08 PM (VwHCD)

498 And I'm no longer MEGAZOD. I haz the sadz.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 27, 2021 11:09 PM (U2p+3)

499 >>496 ZOD! Be nice to Kindltot. He's my friend.
Posted by: nurse ratched at July 27, 2021 11:08 PM (U2p+3)

Your kidney, too, woman.

Posted by: ZOD at July 27, 2021 11:10 PM (xK9An)

500 >> Publius, it's "Bingo Jed had a light on..."

And remember, there's a bathroom on the right:

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=H06_0ApzkzY

While I like much of his/CCR's music, John Foggerty is a weapons-grade asshole.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 27, 2021 11:10 PM (Mzdiz)

501 You all probably saw that Barbara Boxer got mugged in Oakland (which coincidentally has recently defunded their police).



No word on whether she insisted that the mugger call her "Senator Ma'am".



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia [



She worked HARD to get that title.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 27, 2021 11:06 PM (+lVUW)
Yeah, her knees are still bruised.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at July 27, 2021 11:11 PM (VwHCD)

502 She worked HARD to get that title.
Posted by: nerdygirl at July 27, 2021 11:06 PM (+lVUW)

---------

So hard for it honey.

So you better treat her right.

Posted by: Donna Summer at July 27, 2021 11:11 PM (VxC1e)

503 Okay, I'm off. I gotta be up early tomorrow to see what bullshit I have to deal with all over again.

Pray for me, Horde. Pray I die in my sleep.

Night!

Posted by: Robert - 38 Days until the new Iron Maiden album at July 27, 2021 11:11 PM (1Yy3c)

504
You will do penance by removing your kidney and giving it to the ONT.
Posted by: ZOD at July 27, 2021 11:04 PM (xK9An)


You just need A kidney or something?

. . . Give me a couple hours, I'll be back.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 27, 2021 11:11 PM (kRbZx)

505 publius: yup.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2021 11:12 PM (L2ZTs)

506 You will do penance by removing your kidney and giving it to the ONT.
Posted by: ZOD at July 27, 2021 11:04 PM (xK9An)

-----------

Crap. Now we need an ice chest.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at July 27, 2021 11:13 PM (VxC1e)

507 See? Real friends sacrifice a kidney to ZOD!

What have you done for me lately?

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 27, 2021 11:13 PM (U2p+3)

508 472 #6 on your list is by the Beach Boys, not Jan & Dean. And it's "deuce," btw.

Posted by: mnw at July 27, 2021 09:41 PM (Cssks)

"Douche Coop" is another term for David
French's cuck shed.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


My dog just looked over at me like I'm crazy, 'cause I laughed out loud.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 27, 2021 11:13 PM (+lVUW)

509 So hard for it honey.

So you better treat her right.
Posted by: Donna Summer

Donna, I want you to know that Darleen, Marleen, and Charleen just love you, and thank you for all you do.

Not so sure about Carlene and that new Ukrainian Darleen brought in.

Posted by: Miklos Hospitality Enterprises at July 27, 2021 11:15 PM (QzkSJ)

510 >>507 See? Real friends sacrifice a kidney to ZOD!

(Examines moist pile of kidneys)

Many friends.

Posted by: ZOD at July 27, 2021 11:15 PM (xK9An)

511 https://archive.ph/LHIlI

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at July 27, 2021 11:01 PM



That piece links an article at NBC News (!) that I had shown to the lovely and long-suffering Mrs Z this very evening...

I got a thoughtful 'hmmmmm' out of her instead of the usual glare or eye roll, so perhaps we're on to something!

Posted by: Zettai at July 27, 2021 11:17 PM (kauAU)

512 Fed workers must get vaccine, says Biden.

That'll take years.

Posted by: ZOD at July 27, 2021 11:17 PM (xK9An)

513 I might do it next year as a reward for surviving this frigging move, which still isn't quite done.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division

If you start heading there let's plan a Sturgis MoMe. I'm about three hours away. Based on the folks rolling through town over the last few days we might lower the average age.

Posted by: Pete Bog at July 27, 2021 11:18 PM (Jzz++)

514 What have you done for me lately?
Posted by: nurse ratched at July 27, 2021 11:13 PM (U2p+3)


Okay, I'll mail ya a buffalo wing.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2021 11:18 PM (L2ZTs)

515 And don't give up posting, it makes me feel terrible I killed the blog by being depressed.
You reach out to people, you find them when they hide and you make faces at them. Don't treat them with care, call them bastards and make them live up to the name to keep up.
You might save yourself that way one day.
Posted by: Kindltot at July 27, 2021 10:59
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Very wise advice Kindltot. And fresh sweet corn may give another perspective on life, eat and enjoy!

Posted by: Farmer at July 27, 2021 11:18 PM (55Qr6)

516 >> Fed workers must get vaccine, says Biden.

But still not WH staff. Do as we say, not as we do.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 27, 2021 11:19 PM (Mzdiz)

517 Here's what togetherness is all about!:

https://tinyurl.com/yre294f3

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2021 11:20 PM (L2ZTs)

518 >>>I have no problem distinguishing my own trauma from the trauma of a
fucking combat veteran but while I am not remotely equipped to
experience it nor would I ever mock or belittle it, war is not the only
kind of hell in this world.<
>I have dated women who have been raped and live with PTSD for 20 years because they thought they could handle. Wrong. These relationships are toxic and never last.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at July 27, 2021 11:20 PM (bCkNL)

519 The suicides are probably driven by isolation. We are more connected yet somehow more isolated than ever.

Posted by: ... at July 27, 2021 11:20 PM (ElYwz)

520 Listening to Levin will cause a severe case of lead foot.

Posted by: Bosk at July 27, 2021 11:20 PM (K2+qy)

521 Bosk, listening to Levin can also induce migraines. :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2021 11:21 PM (L2ZTs)

522 (Examines moist pile of kidneys)

Many friends.
Posted by: ZOD

Moist pile of pool-shaped kidneys.

Very 60s retro.

Posted by: Miklos the Aesthete at July 27, 2021 11:22 PM (QzkSJ)

523 Nooo, haven't done that in years. I might do it next year as a reward for surviving this frigging move, which still isn't quite done.
Posted by: Berserker
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For years, I made the ride to Daytona. Finally kind of burned out on it. The best trip, I managed to wangle my way into the winner's circle at the moment that Andrew Stroud pulled in after winning the BOTT on the Britten.

I'm not given to man-crushes, but no real motorcyclist could have stood there without feeling a *lot* of admiration for the guy. Handsome, well-spoken, congenial, unpretentious young New Zealander, who made it look easy.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 27, 2021 11:23 PM (bk3Sg)

524

The lovely and long-suffering Mrs Z is still very much a State Media kind of gal, so I presented her a piece from a mainstream outlet that corroborated what I was telling her about "leaky vaccines"... I may have achieved something of a breakthrough here!

Posted by: Zettai at July 27, 2021 11:24 PM (kauAU)

525 Bad news: while power-shredding the latest huge batch of potatoes for Nacho Fries, several Taco Bell employees fell to their doom into the mix bowl.

Good news: All-new Taco Bell Nacho Soylent are turning out to be a huge hit!

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2021 11:25 PM (L2ZTs)

526 Blasting across the American West as the sun is setting accompanied by Dvorak "Symphony from the New World" is awesome driving music. I try to do that regularly.

Posted by: Pete Bog at July 27, 2021 11:25 PM (Jzz++)

527 Moist pile of pool-shaped kidneys.

Very 60s retro.

How have you bean?

Posted by: Pete Bog at July 27, 2021 11:27 PM (Jzz++)

528 >>Moist pile of pool-shaped kidneys.
Very 60s retro. Posted by: Miklos the Aesthete at July 27, 2021 11:22 PM (QzkSJ)

(Sits in Eames chair, digs Dave Brubeck, sips Cutty Sark, takes bite of kidney)

This Charles Goodman house...it's just so...happening.

Posted by: ZOD at July 27, 2021 11:27 PM (xK9An)

529 Posted by: Dr. Bone at July 27, 2021 11:20 PM (bCkNL)

Had a friend who before I knew her had been raped, got pregnant... aborted... consumed by guilt. One of the few women I have ever known to have a yuge crush on me.

Never got involved. Nice gal. Total mess. Explains the crush.

Posted by: ... at July 27, 2021 11:28 PM (7x/St)

530 Moist pile of pool-shaped kidneys.

Very 60s retro.

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And a baby's arm, holding an apple.

Posted by: The Tubes at July 27, 2021 11:29 PM (VxC1e)

531 If you start heading there let's plan a Sturgis
MoMe. I'm about three hours away. Based on the folks rolling through
town over the last few days we might lower the average age.

Posted by: Pete Bog at July 27, 2021 11:18 PM (Jzz++)

Sturgis is august 6th this year, so I'm not sure who you're seeing rolling through town. On the other hand, if you are seeing some really old people on bikes, then yeah, I can see them starting a few weeks early. Some actually do that. That would be a wild place to have a MoMe.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at July 27, 2021 11:29 PM (VwHCD)

532 86% of adults in my County have gotten the vaccine. Yet I saw a noticeable increase in people wearing them masks in public tonight. I suspect today's reversal by the CDC have spooked vaccinated people into thinking the that they're in danger again.

Posted by: Serious Cat at July 27, 2021 11:29 PM (GtG/j)

533 I'd like for there to be a Tahoe MoMee in 2022 or 2023.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2021 11:31 PM (L2ZTs)

534
Here's the poster child for "vaccinated superspreader":

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/
news/article-9805411

He infected about 60 people (most of them "fully vaccinated).

It would be interesting to see just what his cycle count was.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 27, 2021 11:31 PM (Mzdiz)

535 I was in Calgary today; shopped at several stores. Lots of idjits wearing masks, still, despite there being no mask mandate in effect. Saw a masked-up cab driver tooling around, with his driver's window rolled right down.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 27, 2021 11:33 PM (bPPPZ)

536 We are all in this together.

Posted by: ZOD at July 27, 2021 11:34 PM (xK9An)

537 86% of adults in my County have gotten the vaccine. Yet I saw a noticeable increase in people wearing them masks in public tonight. I suspect today's reversal by the CDC have spooked vaccinated people into thinking the that they're in danger again.

Posted by: Serious Cat at July 27, 2021 11:29 PM (GtG/j)

We are in Psy-Op Land that few, even on our own side, can recognize and understand. Billions of dollars of research have been sunk into how to fuck with minds, make us angry, compliant, afraid, whatever they desire.

The media doesn't all deliver the same message in concert on a 24/7 basis just so Democrats can be elected over useless Republicans. Even if that was once the case, you don't create a behemoth like that and then not use it. Imagine what the monsters in history would have done with this kind of obedient media empire, and now try to imagine that it's not being done right now.

Psy-Ops don't have to work on everyone to be effective. But make no mistake, the directors are not flying by the seat of their pants.

Posted by: ... at July 27, 2021 11:35 PM (ElYwz)

538 Here's the poster child for "vaccinated superspreader":

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/
news/article-9805411

He infected about 60 people (most of them "fully vaccinated).

It would be interesting to see just what his cycle count was.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 27, 2021 11:31 PM (Mzdiz)

The guy sounds like a complete idiot. If the story can be believed. Sounds about as real as the BS from that doctor twat in Alabama.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 27, 2021 11:37 PM (bPPPZ)

539 I think you can form a pretty accurate guess as to a poster's appx age by the cruisin' song he/she recommends.

I suspect nobody under age 55 cares much about Little Deuce Coupe; the Beach Boys; OR Jan and Dean.

... altho, the BB's popularity has endured for 3 generations, and counting.

Posted by: mnw at July 27, 2021 11:38 PM (Cssks)

540 Sturgis is august 6th this year, so I'm not sure who you're seeing rolling through town. On the other hand, if you are seeing some really old people on bikes, then yeah,

The was a veterans bike group here a few weeks ago. Great bike roads. I could see some showing up early but I may be confusing passing through with let's go to Sturgis! I may need some help with identifying the difference. Like bird watching I guess. So damn hot and dry here now I wouldn't want to arrive too early.

Posted by: Pete Bog at July 27, 2021 11:41 PM (Jzz++)

541
Here is a paper of interest in this:

https://tinyurl.com/ryr82w7x

Note the mutation here is the gamma variant, not the delta, and this was a breakout amongst gold miners.

The attack rate of the fully vaccinated was 60%, and 75% in the unvaccinated. The attack rate amongst the naturally immune was 0.

Now, download the appendix and look at the table showing the cycle counts (Ct). You'll see the infected vaccinated had very low cycle counts, some as low as 18. Normal values for this in the symptomatic unvaccinated would be around 28.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 27, 2021 11:41 PM (Mzdiz)

542 How have you bean?
Posted by: Pete Bog

Coming out of my shell.

Posted by: Miklos the chance Gardener at July 27, 2021 11:41 PM (QzkSJ)

543 Coming out of my shell.


He said in a husky voice. It made her snap

Posted by: Pete Bog at July 27, 2021 11:44 PM (Jzz++)

544 533 I'd like for there to be a Tahoe MoMee in 2022 or 2023.
Posted by: qdpsteve


Right on! You plan it, I guaranfuckingtee a host of PNWers will trek down!

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 27, 2021 11:44 PM (U2p+3)

545 >altho, the BB's popularity has endured for 3 generations, and counting.
Posted by: mnw at July 27, 2021 11:38 PM (Cssks)

Hell, my son (who is a kid) likes them because he saw them while watching Full House.

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at July 27, 2021 11:46 PM (DXFDM)

546 News reports are that Jake Ellzey has won a House seat over Susan Wright, in Texas.

IIRC, isn't this in Ben Had's district? Trump had endorsed Wright, btw, and I believe that Ben Had was a supporter, too.

Gonna need some Horde Analysis on this one, tonight or with the Morning Report!

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 27, 2021 11:49 PM (QzJWU)

547 Passed a boat on a trailer with its transom straps dangling. Gave the driver the trailer-tower's universal signals for "you're all f'd up and your kit is retarded". He got the message and pulled off at the next street.

I then drove for the next hour wondering how he could possibly understand my lunatic hand-waving for what it was.

Posted by: Igotnothing at July 27, 2021 11:50 PM (xf2hT)

548 Thanks for the ONT.

Mmmmm. Card catalogs.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 27, 2021 11:50 PM (csEWM)

549 nurse, will you come? :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2021 11:51 PM (L2ZTs)

550 Thanks for the ONT.

Mmmmm. Card catalogs.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 27, 2021 11:50 PM (csEWM)

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I saw Dewey and the Decimals open for Katrina and the Waves at The Whiskey in '84.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at July 27, 2021 11:52 PM (VxC1e)

551 I then drove for the next hour wondering how he could possibly understand my lunatic hand-waving for what it was.
Posted by: Igotnothing
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'You're going the wrong way!'

Posted by: Planes, Trains... at July 27, 2021 11:53 PM (bk3Sg)

552 qdpsteve,
If you plan it, we will invade.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 27, 2021 11:54 PM (U2p+3)

553 Got to put in my driving song. It was the first song on the player in my 05 Sti. Jesus Built My Hotrod-Ministry.
I am lucky to still be whole. Damn. Speed is just required for that tune.

Posted by: enzo at July 27, 2021 11:54 PM (AY0BI)

554 nurse, okay. Stay tuned for details.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2021 11:54 PM (L2ZTs)

555 qdpsteve,
If you plan it, we will invade.
Posted by: nurse ratched at July 27, 2021 11:54 PM (U2p+3)

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Lake Tahoe has a reputation for strong defenses with interlocking fields of fire.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at July 27, 2021 11:55 PM (VxC1e)

556 I'll de-lurk, late-to-the-party again, but ZZ Top - Eliminator is my go-to cruising album. Was just a young pup when my Dad would play that on our trips as kids. First cassette I bought for my 'shiny' 'new-to-me' '85 GMC. First CD I bought as well, now that I remember... which I rocked with my wife and 4 youngins on our way to Yellowstone last week...

Posted by: tRusty Hudson at July 27, 2021 11:55 PM (iJCGt)

557 Some albums tell a story.

I can get an hour plus down the road on autopilot listening to the Moody Blues, In Search of the Lost Chord.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 27, 2021 11:56 PM (U2p+3)

558
That Alabama twat doctor has been revealed to be a partisan hack. Her mother-in-law is a big Democrat lawyer, and represented some of the Roy Moore accusers.

The twat's husband is another doctor, and partisan hack himself. On his twitter feed, he's a vaccine evangelist. But someone got to looking at his tweet history. While he did have the sense to delete it, someone found those deleted tweets in an archive.

He was very anti-vaccine back before the election, ranting about the FDA thinking about authorizing "untested vaccine". The only difference was Orange Man.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 27, 2021 11:56 PM (Mzdiz)

559 Mmmmm. Card catalogs.
Posted by: Aetius451AD
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One of my prouder possessions, an oak card catalog. With the card rods removed, the drawers hold plastic bins perfectly. All neatly labeled for the sundry small fasteners, parts etc.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 27, 2021 11:57 PM (pK7cg)

560 Cicero, glad to know you like the idea too.

I would hope and imagine there's some nice spots to shoot in or near Tahoe, too.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2021 11:59 PM (L2ZTs)

561 Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim

Your email no likey my email

*has sadz*

*has drinkz*

Posted by: Miklos does try, he really does at July 28, 2021 12:00 AM (QzkSJ)

562 Cicero, glad to know you like the idea too.

I would hope and imagine there's some nice spots to shoot in or near Tahoe, too.
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 27, 2021 11:59 PM (L2ZTs)

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Yep. Put me down for a VIP table for 10 and I'll scrounge up nine hobos.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at July 28, 2021 12:01 AM (VxC1e)

563 545 Dworkin

It's still relatively easy to find a Beach Boys concert. However, Mike Love is the only one of the original 5 still touring, and Mike turns 80 this year. Dennis and Carl Wilson have joined the choir celestial. Brian is mentally ill, but then... he always was. Al Jardine is estranged-- a history of inner-band cross-litigation has taken its toll.

Posted by: mnw at July 28, 2021 12:01 AM (Cssks)

564 Another album for road tripping, Nilsson. The Point.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 28, 2021 12:01 AM (U2p+3)

565 All neatly labeled for the sundry small fasteners, parts etc.
Posted by: Mike Hammer,

Dewey Decimal Detritus

Posted by: Mindnite Mr. Miklos at July 28, 2021 12:02 AM (QzkSJ)

566 Another album for road tripping, Nilsson. The Point.
Posted by: nurse ratched at July 28, 2021 12:01 AM (U2p+3)

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Oh come on. What is wrong with Radar Love played on a loop?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at July 28, 2021 12:02 AM (VxC1e)

567 The Feds are here. Somebody wake up and tell MH to get triggered.

Posted by: Federal Agent X at July 28, 2021 12:03 AM (sDjqR)

568 Oh come on. What is wrong with Radar Love played on a loop?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at July 28, 2021 12:02 AM (VxC1e)


Nothing!
For the first five minutes.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 28, 2021 12:03 AM (U2p+3)

569 The twat's husband is another doctor, and partisan hack himself. On his twitter feed, he's a vaccine evangelist. But someone got to looking at his tweet history. While he did have the sense to delete it, someone found those deleted tweets in an archive.

He was very anti-vaccine back before the election, ranting about the FDA thinking about authorizing "untested vaccine". The only difference was Orange Man.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 27, 2021 11:56 PM (Mzdiz)

And it's that sort of shit right there that makes it so easy to refuse the vaccine. If it were really, they wouldn't have to peddle a pack of lies to promote it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 28, 2021 12:03 AM (bPPPZ)

570 One of my prouder possessions, an oak card catalog. With the card rods removed, the drawers hold plastic bins perfectly. All neatly labeled for the sundry small fasteners, parts etc.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 27, 2021 11:57 PM (pK7cg)

That is very cool. I wonder if kids still wander through libraries? Make out in the stacks of the upper floors of the research collection.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 28, 2021 12:04 AM (csEWM)

571 It's still relatively easy to find a Beach Boys concert. However, Mike Love is the only one of the original 5 still touring

So.

The Ventures it is then. Whose mailing address is (wait for it)-

22300 Hazy Hollow Dr
Spicewood, Texas 78669

Posted by: Gnarly Miklos at July 28, 2021 12:05 AM (QzkSJ)

572 Hiya, AOP!

How's the great white north?
Y'all burning yet?

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 28, 2021 12:05 AM (U2p+3)

573 Headlines are all like...unvaccinated being ravaged by surge...Delta hitting unstabbed hard!!!11!

Posted by: a dude in MI at July 28, 2021 12:06 AM (+I6Y/)

574 The Ventures it is then. Whose mailing address is (wait for it)-

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Hawaii Five-0 went off the air 41 years ago.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at July 28, 2021 12:07 AM (VxC1e)

575 573 Headlines are all like...unvaccinated being ravaged by surge...Delta hitting unstabbed hard!!!11!
Posted by: a dude in M

I'm not quite dead yet.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 28, 2021 12:07 AM (U2p+3)

576 How's the great white north?
Y'all burning yet?
Posted by: nurse ratched at July 28, 2021 12:05 AM (U2p+3)

Lots of smoke here, from fires burning elsewhere. Enough smoke to keep it cooler than it might otherwise be, I think.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 28, 2021 12:08 AM (bPPPZ)

577 556 I'll de-lurk, late-to-the-party again, but ZZ Top - Eliminator is my go-to cruising album.
Posted by: tRusty Hudson at July 27, 2021 11:55 PM (iJCGt)

Eliminator is a great album. It's a shame it doesn't have my favorite ZZ Top song "Stages" (included in Afterburner).

Posted by: Federal Agent X at July 28, 2021 12:08 AM (2AyY3)

578 575 573 Headlines are all like...unvaccinated being ravaged by surge...Delta hitting unstabbed hard!!!11!
Posted by: a dude in M

I'm not quite dead yet.
Posted by: nurse ratched at July 28, 2021 12:07 AM (U2p+3)

Lot of health facilities requiring vaccines around here - you get the 'or else' yet?

Posted by: a dude in MI at July 28, 2021 12:09 AM (+I6Y/)

579 Lots of smoke here, from fires burning elsewhere. Enough smoke to keep it cooler than it might otherwise be, I think.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

So we could, like, burn China and Cool The Earf!!!

Posted by: Miklosian Simple and Obvious Solutions, LLC at July 28, 2021 12:10 AM (QzkSJ)

580 Lot of health facilities requiring vaccines around here - you get the 'or else' yet?
Posted by: a dude in MI

Nope.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 28, 2021 12:11 AM (U2p+3)

581 563 It's still relatively easy to find a Beach Boys concert.
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I saw the Beach Boys with Brian Wilson perform Pet Sounds. It was fun to hear and faithfully executed but time had clearly taken its toll.

The Beach Boys that were touring in the 1980s were a mind blow - that bounce beat and those exquisite songs had remarkable power. It is miracle the upper level at the Paramount in Seattle didn't shake itself loose from all the dancing in the seats.

Would I still recommend seeing them. Oh God yes. We are in the last years of hearing this music, which is rapidly gaining status equal to classical music performed live. And this applies even when the direction connection is now minimal.

Posted by: LostInSpace at July 28, 2021 12:13 AM (ESLBo)

582 So we could, like, burn China and Cool The Earf!!!
Posted by: Miklosian Simple and Obvious Solutions, LLC at July 28, 2021 12:10 AM (QzkSJ)

I think if you look at pics of Chyna - the air quality looks like its on fire all the time

Posted by: a dude in MI at July 28, 2021 12:13 AM (+I6Y/)

583 Lot of health facilities requiring vaccines around here - you get the 'or else' yet?
Posted by: a dude in MI

Nope.
Posted by: nurse ratched

A little birdie told 'em to back off.

Ghost of Woodpecker Past.

Posted by: Miklosian Guesses GmbH at July 28, 2021 12:13 AM (QzkSJ)

584 >> The guy sounds like a complete idiot. If the story can be believed.

This guy would be real outlier, no matter what. But such outliers, "superspreaders" really do exist. A small number of people, for a given disease, for some reason become very efficient spreaders of the disease. They shed a shit ton of pathogens, much more so than normal.

Consider the basic reproduction number, R0, which is (initially) on average how many people will be infected by someone with the disease over. Ro = 2, means that on average, one infected person will infect two more.

In reality, that varies with the individual and you get a distribution. It follows a Poisson type distribution, where the Pareto principle (80/20 "rule", although that exact balance varies). Roughly, a majority of the infections are caused by a minority of the individuals.

A superspreader is defined as someone well on the tails, the 99th percentile of that distribution. One who infects a hell of lot of people compared to the mean R0 for the disease.

These superspreaders play a key role in the initial "seeding" of an outbreak.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 28, 2021 12:15 AM (Mzdiz)

585 I like how they advertise these old RR bands still touring and play the studio version of their hits...no way it sounds like that anymore. LMAO at a radio station rippin on the Crue as it didnt sound like Vince was singing actual words

Posted by: a dude in MI at July 28, 2021 12:15 AM (+I6Y/)

586 These superspreaders play a key role in the initial "seeding" of an outbreak.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion

President Zero=Woodrow Wilson

Posted by: Miklosian History... and you...are HERE at July 28, 2021 12:17 AM (QzkSJ)

587 Seems to me there ought to be a huge potential market for a homeopathic Covid vaccine. Made from distilled water taken from a sealed bottle carried through a Covid ward on the collar of a St. Bernard. Then diluted 40,000 times with more distilled water.

That would be totally in keeping with homeopathic theory, and also meet the "Do No Harm" injunction. And you could get a nifty vaccine certificate, signed by a legitimate health care practitioner, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 28, 2021 12:17 AM (bPPPZ)

588 573 Headlines are all like...unvaccinated being ravaged by surge...Delta hitting unstabbed hard!!!11!
Posted by: a dude in MI at July 28, 2021 12:06 AM (+I6Y/)

I stopped watching TV 6 years ago. I stopped reading the news on the Internet last year. It's nothing but propaganda.

Until January, I used to know the names of every member of the Cabinet in all administrations. Not any more.

After the installation of a senile racist puppet in the militarized capital of this country, I decided it's no use knowing names any more.

The entire political class, the justice system, and all bureucrats in the US administration conspired to deny the citizens of this country their elected leader. Knowing their names would imply they're somehow different grom each other. They aren't. They're all the same. Fuck them all.

Posted by: Federal Agent X at July 28, 2021 12:17 AM (+S3j7)

589 These superspreaders play a key role in the initial "seeding" of an outbreak.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 28, 2021 12:15 AM (Mzdiz)

What? Dont look at me like that!

Posted by: Typhoid Mary at July 28, 2021 12:18 AM (+I6Y/)

590 >> What? Dont look at me like that!
Posted by: Typhoid Mary

A asymptomatic superspreader is indeed a Typhoid Mary.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 28, 2021 12:19 AM (Mzdiz)

591 In 2022 Roger Waters is touring and the time to round up tickets is right now. Pay whatever it costs and just go - hearing that music with a band under Water's hand is something sublime. The level of musicality and sheer perfection of the performance is beyond words.

Same goes for Sir Paul. His current band has been with him longer that his Beatles years; what they can do with the songbook breath taking. Like Waters, something magical happens and it all comes to Sir Paul's musicality. It is poetry in the air.

Posted by: LostInSpace at July 28, 2021 12:19 AM (ESLBo)

592 And you could get a nifty vaccine certificate, signed by a legitimate health care practitioner, too.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

Most Certainly, upon arrangement of certain modalities


Posted by: Prof. Dr. Chikoadinaka Wnankpa, Healer Of Herbalist Miklosian Knowlewdges at July 28, 2021 12:20 AM (QzkSJ)

593 We are all in this together.
Posted by: ZOD at July 27, 2021 11:34

LOL, you bet Zod. But how many voted for the senile OleJoe? If you really believe SloJoe won 81 mill to Trump's 74 mill...WTF. BS all against historic trends.

You go into the gullible category along w/ the pathetic excuse for a media in today's world.

Or are you being sarcastic? It's hard to tell from this distance.

Posted by: Farmer at July 28, 2021 12:20 AM (55Qr6)

594 I think if you look at pics of Chyna - the air quality looks like its on fire all the time
Posted by: a dude in MI at July 28, 2021 12:13 AM (+I6Y/)

NASA published pictures of China taken from space that show almost zero CO2 emissions claiming the lockdown of all Chinese provinces had miraculously cleaned their air in two months.

Proof that the entire administrative state was in cahoots with China running pro-lockdown propaganda.

Posted by: Federal Agent X at July 28, 2021 12:21 AM (ZrLvl)

595 In 2022 Roger Waters is touring and the time to round up tickets is right now. Pay whatever it costs and just go - hearing that music with a band under Water's hand is something sublime. The level of musicality and sheer perfection of the performance is beyond words.

Same goes for Sir Paul. His current band has been with him longer that his Beatles years; what they can do with the songbook breath taking. Like Waters, something magical happens and it all comes to Sir Paul's musicality. It is poetry in the air.
Posted by: LostInSpace at July 28, 2021 12:19 AM (ESLBo)

Too bad Roger Waters is an Anti-Semitic douchenozzle.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 28, 2021 12:22 AM (bPPPZ)

596 Typhoid Harry is spreading Markle's Disease.

Transmission is spread by repeated airings on Oprah, The View and many other repositories of filth and decadence.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 28, 2021 12:22 AM (QzJWU)

597 Roger Waters is an anti-Semitic POS.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at July 28, 2021 12:23 AM (VxC1e)

598 If people were getting sick sick hospitals would be publishing numbers on the front page.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 28, 2021 12:23 AM (Kv8Dk)

599 Or are you being sarcastic? It's hard to tell from this distance.
Posted by: Farmer

Smile at Zod.

Do this now.

Posted by: Miklos adheres to accepted Zod Protocol at July 28, 2021 12:23 AM (QzkSJ)

600 https://youtu.be/iBKIqNf-JGs

I don't remember that much of our epic family vacations, but for some reason I remember this tune "Canadian Sunset", not by Andy Williams, this is the Hugo Winterhalter version. In the 60s and 70s adults listened to stuff more staid.

But ai remember this tune, being stuffed way back at the end of a station wagon and hauling ass seemingly forever across South Dakota or wherever. And feeling secure with a Mom and a Dad, and ... it's difficult to describe. Everything, in my world, for a moment anyway, was just right. Beautiful huge landscapes, landscapes the tune seemed to synchronize, and more cool tunes on the radio.

Back when America, at least the bulk of the American people, knew what was what, what was important.

Posted by: Common Tater at July 28, 2021 12:23 AM (XGA3u)

601 Transmission is spread by repeated airings on Oprah, The View and many other repositories of filth and decadence.


Jim

Also, Oprah double dips at the catering buffet

Posted by: Miklos deeply suspects at July 28, 2021 12:24 AM (QzkSJ)

602 And that top photo? We still have a few old wooden-decked bridges like that here in Alberta, some not too far from me. As they age out, they get replaced by concrete, mostly. The Bow River bridge near Cluny is like that; one-lane job, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 28, 2021 12:25 AM (bPPPZ)

603 Farmer,

Can I have your stuff?

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 28, 2021 12:27 AM (U2p+3)

604 one-lane job, too.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

You'll just have to suffer.

Posted by: Job at July 28, 2021 12:27 AM (QzkSJ)

605 598 If people were getting sick sick hospitals would be publishing numbers on the front page.
Posted by: Braenyard at July 28, 2021 12:23 AM (Kv8Dk)

I might be projecting my thinking, but I suspect a lot of people lost all respect for the entire healthcare industry (insuranxe, docyors, nurses, experts, associations, all of them). I know I did. As a result, a lot of people won't even bother with going to the doctor anymore. Would you trust a quack who actively denied HCQ to patients or encouraged St Floyd protests just to make Orange Man look bad?

Now that I know that the exploitation of coronavirus was a scam to put a party in power, and amost every member of the medical industry was a participant of such scam, I can no longer think of hospitals and doctors as lifesavers.

Posted by: Poing at July 28, 2021 12:32 AM (azd0E)

606 581, 591 - There is movement that started with real intent a few years ago to perform these terrific rock albums.

Another remarkable performance was hearing the Zombies perform the entire Odessey and Oracle album. The band came together minus one player that had passed and did a note perfect rendition of it live. I always enjoyed the album but it wasn't I heard it live that I came to internalize how good the songs are. Chances of hearing that again are low but go if you have the chance.

This music we all lived with is passing into the history books. Get out an hear it live while it can still be heard performed by those that wrote it. You will never regret that decision.

Posted by: LostInSpace at July 28, 2021 12:32 AM (ESLBo)

607
Those on Denninger's forum (and Denninger himself is saying "Ruin them!") have an interesting strategy for dealing with the coming employer mandates.

Make them fire you. And do it in numbers. If 20% of the workforce is gone, most businesses won't survive (this doesn't apply to govt. If 20% of those people quit, govt would improve, I'm certain).

It takes numbers and people willing to fight. (Why stand you here idle? Your brethren have taken the field!)

[cont, to avoid spam filter]

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 28, 2021 12:33 AM (Mzdiz)

608
So here's what you do when your employer starts mandating. First, don't ask, don't tell. Don't respond when they ask if you've been vaccinated. Hem and haw. Make them ask directly, have you had the Covid vaccine. Hem and haw there, and talk about HIPPA and private information and all that.

When they issue the mandate (take the jab or get fired), make them put that mandate policy in writing and give you a copy.

Now you say you'll have to have your lawyer go over that and advise you. Drag that out as long as you can. Talk about weighing your medical conditions and all that, benefit vs risk, etc, etc, and lots of lawyer consultations.

Drag it out. And finally, make them fire you, don't quit.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 28, 2021 12:37 AM (Mzdiz)

609 Miklos, I just now tried emailing you.

Posted by: Emmie -- we need more Trump, not less at July 28, 2021 12:38 AM (Hrwnm)

610 Drag it out. And finally, make them fire you, don't quit.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 28, 2021 12:37 AM (Mzdiz)

--------

Be sure to mention that you're LGBTQWERTY+ before they pull the trigger. Preferably in writing.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at July 28, 2021 12:39 AM (VxC1e)

611 I know I shouldn't but have been peeking at Patterico's tonight.

Right now there's a carefully worded war going on between the neverTrumpers and DJT supporters. It's obvious the NTs want everyone else banned.

They'll probably get their wish and then Pat and his site can officially join French and his merry band of child molesting statists.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 28, 2021 12:40 AM (L2ZTs)

612 Patterico. What a dick.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at July 28, 2021 12:41 AM (VxC1e)

613 Drag it out. And finally, make them fire you, don't quit.
Posted by: publius

So, would Even Moar Extended Unemployment benefits (a basic guaranteed income) bankrupt the nation even more bankruptly, kill the quasi-private sector. and improve the government bureaucracy?

Posted by: Miklos can totally see this, also hoards food and TP at July 28, 2021 12:42 AM (QzkSJ)

614 WIFE: "Let me get this straight. You got banned for life from Hobby Lobby, because you dipped your balls in the glitter??!!!"

HUSBAND: "Pretty nuts huh?"
Posted by: qdpsteve
Man walks into doctors office, naked, except he is covered in clear saran wrap.
Doctor looks at him for a moment, then says, I can clearly see your nuts.

Posted by: MikeM at July 28, 2021 12:42 AM (tA/XW)

615 They'll probably get their wish and then Pat and his site can officially join French and his merry band of child molesting statists.
Posted by: qdpsteve

Tell Patty I will happily send a Harry and David's Gourmet Barbwire-Wrapped Pineapple Gift Basket

Posted by: Miklos, extending kindness in return at July 28, 2021 12:45 AM (QzkSJ)

616 I'll de-lurk, late-to-the-party again, but ZZ Top - Eliminator is my go-to cruising album. Was just a young pup when my Dad would play that on our trips as kids. First cassette I bought for my 'shiny' 'new-to-me' '85 GMC. First CD I bought as well, now that I remember... which I rocked with my wife and 4 youngins on our way to Yellowstone last week...
Posted by: tRusty Hudson at July 27, 2021 11:55

I'm just a bit buzzed on some Merlot...but none of that timeline makes sense to me.

WAIT, my sainted wife Lucy Jules splained it to me. I thought you must be in your 60's or 70's driving young kids to Yellowstone. It's in my lack of comprehension.

Sign me up when SloJoe has his next test.

Posted by: Farmer at July 28, 2021 12:46 AM (55Qr6)

617 Drag it out. And finally, make them fire you, don't quit.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 28, 2021 12:37 AM (Mzdiz)

Yup. That ought to be fun in the corporate world and the federal government where 40% of unionistas are not vaccinated.

I'll bet the regime will make an exception for umions just like they did when they mandated Obamacare ("brain drain" my ass).

Posted by: Poing at July 28, 2021 12:46 AM (Vd4Ob)

618 There are some "interesting" possibilities how this plays out.

All of them really really bad, at least in the short term. At best this is a government dumpster fire cluster fuck, on Acid.

It aort of looks like from out here in the cheap seats, that one possibility, is that the covid vaccines are making things worse, and further allow for "asymptomatic" spread. If you're sick, you stay home, right?

If you feel fine, you don't. But ... are still able to spread the lung rots. This sort of fits in with the now redacted "sources say" 6th paragraph in that link, and what everybody was warning about, and why the "experts" are seemingly pulling that shit out of their ass as they go along.

Why discount the natural immunity conferred by having acquired Covid-19 and recovered? Why is this being expunged? Makes no sense. I'm not glad I acquired it, I never got "tested", but I was pretty sick for a while. I did think I was gonna die at one point, more or less. I suspect a vaccine might finish the job, frankly. Maybe a "variant" or mutation will.

Maybe that's the plan, we're all dead (either way) anyway? Nothing would surprise me at this point. Shocked, not surprised.

Posted by: Common Tater at July 28, 2021 12:46 AM (XGA3u)

619 "Headlines are all like...unvaccinated being ravaged by surge...Delta hitting unstabbed hard!"

Odd. Germantown Maryland here. Everything is the same as it's been for the last 6-12 months. There are no bodies floating down the river. There are no Dieners in the streets yelling "bring out your dead!"

Hmm . It's almost as is our trusted media is trying to scare me into getting the jab...

If your cause is just, you don't need to deceive
- The Book of Fen 23:1

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 28, 2021 12:47 AM (49Exr)

620 Miklos and Cicero: I never get tired of you guys! ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 28, 2021 12:48 AM (L2ZTs)

621 Getting close to midnight here. Time for me to hit the sack. Night, Horde.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 28, 2021 12:49 AM (bPPPZ)

622 There will come a time, and you can mark my words, when I will come and find you, and I will pinch your nipples like a cocksure president.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at July 28, 2021 12:49 AM (bCkNL)

623
Something else mentioned on Denninger's forum. HR at this guys workplace was sending out inquires about vaccination status.

He said, well if you're gonna do this for Covid, we need to make it general. I want to know everyone's vaccination status about every damn vaccine known to man. Measles, mumps, flu, etc, etc. And we need to know other medical information. What's your HIV status, for instance. Have you been exposed to X, Y, and Z, for instance. Etc, etc.

He said that caused HR to back down.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 28, 2021 12:50 AM (Mzdiz)

624 There will come a time, and you can mark my words, when I will come and find you, and I will pinch your nipples like a cocksure president.
Posted by: Dr. Bone
-------

You left out, 'I have certain...skills...'

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 28, 2021 12:51 AM (bk3Sg)

625
We've already crossed the event horizon on bankrupting the nation, I think.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 28, 2021 12:52 AM (Mzdiz)

626 "Why is this being expunged? Makes no sense."

Exactly. I'm not following the Science here. I'm not an expert in engineering, but if you are and you explain to me how the internal combustion engine works, I'll catch on.

So we can cross off other logical explanations that might account for any confusion on my part, ie I am not stupid, I don't have a low attention span.

So if I'm not following the Science re Contagion - if it makes no sense - it means they are leaving something out.
What are they not telling me? And why are they not telling me?

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 28, 2021 12:53 AM (49Exr)

627 Another strategy I saw suggested - demand the workplace provide proof of every employee's vaccination or current "status" for everything. Why stop at Covid?

There's Polio, Mumps, Measles, Rubella, Plague, Hepatitis A, AIDS, Herpes and other fun stuff. Etc etc ad infinitum. Demand that everyone be segregated and separated from everyone else until such time as everyone's safety can be assured. Lice too, can be spread via common furniture as well as . Toilet seats.

Posted by: Common Tater at July 28, 2021 12:54 AM (XGA3u)

628 He said that caused HR to back down.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 28, 2021 12:50 AM (Mzdiz)

He's now on a list of 'troublemakers', but good on him, that's how to fight back.

Posted by: A dude in MI at July 28, 2021 12:57 AM (BZBAG)

629 "Patterico. What a dick."

Ha. The first "conservative" to ban me. I was too green to put my finger on it back then but "I never liked him, he wasn't right in the head"

https://tinyurl.com/ew9aeu

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 28, 2021 12:59 AM (49Exr)

630 Patterico. He has a gift at writing. No, seriously, he does.

He lacks any sort of gift at thinking, though. Yes, seriously, he doesn't.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 28, 2021 01:02 AM (QzJWU)

631 623 He said, well if you're gonna do this for Covid, we need to make it general. I want to know everyone's vaccination status about every damn vaccine known to man.
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Don't depend on Hippa to protect you here. The game that is being played is people are asked to "voluntarily" to give that protection and just like that Hippa goes out the door. Of course "voluntarily" here means you get to keep your job or you don't have to wear a face mask.

In New Mexico this is happening to HS students. If you want to not wear a mask you have to give up proof of vaccine status. Part of the deal here is your voluntary release of medical information includes having and ID around your neck showing your are vaccinated. Of course the students who don't do this will have an ID without the special marker and will have to wear a face mask. This will not work out well.

Everybody should start pitching a fit in the name of safety that one entire medical history needs to be on display. It equitable after all. That will monkey wrench things up


Posted by: LostInSpace at July 28, 2021 01:08 AM (ESLBo)

632 He said that caused HR to back down.
Posted by: publius,

Wait till the shelves are bare of interesting hair dye colors

(Stock up now and bribe later)

Posted by: Miklos, formerly of a formally People's Republic at July 28, 2021 01:09 AM (QzkSJ)

633 Posted by: LostInSpace

You lived in Sea Town?
Whereabouts?

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 28, 2021 01:10 AM (U2p+3)

634 Patterico. He has a gift at writing. No, seriously, he does.

He lacks any sort of gift at thinking, though. Yes, seriously, he doesn't.


Jim

But he's pre-law

Posted by: My Delta name is Miklos (tri-Delt is Tiffani) at July 28, 2021 01:10 AM (QzkSJ)

635 "Dude. Chill the fuck out."

Huh? I'm chilled. Don't overreact. My #292 post was polite and fair. Can you think of a nicer way to put it? Lemme know.

But you know what's chilling? Witch Hunts. It wasn't the hysterical girls pointing at you that caused the most damage, it was the adults who said "thanks for the heads up."

Exodus 23:1

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 28, 2021 01:12 AM (49Exr)

636
Whatever you do, if you have natural immunity, don't get a vaccine. That will fuck up your natural immunity.

You can get an antibody test to know for sure (provided you're not too far out. The Covid was circulating in the US no later than Oct. of 2019, BTW).

If you've got the antibodies, you've been exposed, and don't get that vaccine for love nor money.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 28, 2021 01:12 AM (Mzdiz)

637 and don't get that vaccine for love nor money.
Posted by: publius

But for the vaccine, politicians and their friends get both love and money (and power).

Posted by: Miklos, insufficiently cynical at July 28, 2021 01:16 AM (QzkSJ)

638 "Patterico. He has a gift at writing. No, seriously, he does."

From what I remember (long time ago, Pre Althouse Period) he had a stable of fanbois in the comments who would jump you for disagreeing. He would allow them to launch ad homs, and if you responded in kind he would ban you.

Not a model of intellectual integrity there...

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 28, 2021 01:16 AM (49Exr)

639 Great cruising song: Steeler by Judas Priest

Posted by: Electric Eye at July 28, 2021 01:16 AM (UxkFY)

640 653 - You lived in Sea Town? Whereabouts.

---
Before I left and moved to NM I lived in the lower Queen Anne neighborhood in a 3 story brownstone studio apartment. It was fantastic deal (for Seattle) - $900 a month including a underground parking space. Same place today rents for $2100. So glad to be out of there. The city from 2010 went into steep decline. By 2016 it going over the cliff. In 2020 it landed at the bottom of a deep canyon.

I do miss going to Jazz Alley and the Triple Door. I lived at those two pretty much. Another great place was the Mecca Cafe. Their motto was Alcoholics Serving Alcoholics Since 1927.

And You?

Posted by: LostInSpace at July 28, 2021 01:16 AM (ESLBo)

641 Miklos. First, I tried your mail. Now, you try mine, OK?

Second. Back in the heyday of the Blogs, when Kim DuToit reigned o'er many a gunblog, him and his late wife Connie oft linked Patterico, who was then, a seeming conservative stalwart. The man is a verbal firehose at the keyboard, and his rants to an early GWB era seemed sensible at the time. But he deteriorated post Bush, and slid into Obamaism, and Trump sent him completely off the rails.

And off the rails, he remains. For all of his writerly talents, those are but wasted as he tilts of windmills of his own demented imaginations.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 28, 2021 01:16 AM (QzJWU)

642
What I would love to see is the immune profile for the vaccinated "breakthrough" cases after recovery. How does that compare to natural immunity.

OAS = "Original Antigenic Sin" (look that up, if not familiar). I would love to see just what this spike-only overload crap they're doing with the vaccines does to the immune profile after recovery.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 28, 2021 01:20 AM (Mzdiz)

643 It's sad really. I get so hungry for content with meat on the bone, something that makes you think. But so many sites I used to enjoy - Althouse, Patterico, Powerline - have revealed themselves to be hypocrites.

And then it becomes like trying to enjoy Captain Marvel, while trying to forget that Brie Larson wants you put in a Gulag.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 28, 2021 01:21 AM (49Exr)

644 OAS:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Original_antigenic_sin

Be ware. Much of the online information is being purged of anything that might promote "vaccine hesitancy". Wiki has been taken over by Woke Lefist Filth. True information will be suppressed that goes against The Cause.

Also, see this:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Antibody-dependent_enhancement

ADE and OAS, it's what's for breakfast. The higher viral loads of the vaccinated here may indicated this shit is going on.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 28, 2021 01:23 AM (Mzdiz)

645 Im to the snoozer now.

Hasta la nite nite, Horde!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 28, 2021 01:24 AM (QzJWU)

646 Whatever you do, if you have natural immunity, don't get a vaccine. That will fuck up your natural immunity.



You can get an antibody test to know for sure (provided you're
not too far out. The Covid was circulating in the US no later than Oct.
of 2019, BTW).



If you've got the antibodies, you've been exposed, and don't get that vaccine for love nor money.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 28, 2021 01:12 AM (Mzdiz)
Yeah I don't want them spoiling my immune system. I never get sick. Never had measels, or chickenpox, don't have allergies, never get a cold, or sniffles, never had the flu, etc. Not risking losing that. No fucking way.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at July 28, 2021 01:25 AM (VwHCD)

647
Natural immunity = Yanet Garcia.

Vaccine immunity = Brie Larson.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 28, 2021 01:25 AM (Mzdiz)

648 It's sad really. I get so hungry for content with
meat on the bone, something that makes you think. But so many sites I
used to enjoy - Althouse, Patterico, Powerline - have revealed
themselves to be hypocrites.



And then it becomes like trying to enjoy Captain Marvel, while trying to forget that Brie Larson wants you put in a Gulag.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 28, 2021 01:21 AM (49Exr)

JJ's morning report is all you need.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at July 28, 2021 01:26 AM (VwHCD)

649 Sorry, it's dead Jim

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Posted by: Miklos, caught in the Matrix at July 28, 2021 01:26 AM (QzkSJ)

650 648 JJ's morning report is all you need.

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Concur. Double Plus Good. It is the best news round up in the country with a terrific essay.

Posted by: LostInSpace at July 28, 2021 01:28 AM (ESLBo)

651 Legal Insurrection still keeps the Faith. Although I don't think Prof J will ever use violence to defend the Republic. I asked him nicely a few times over several years, and he would never respond.

So I think its Rule of Law or bust for him. If the Rule of Law fails, it's game over for him and he retreats into a private life as we decline. Being generous to him (as he deserves) I *think* his logic is that if violence is needed to save the Republic, then the Republic is no longer worth saving.

I don't agree, but the logic is valid. He's not False like the others.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 28, 2021 01:29 AM (49Exr)

652 Drag it out. And finally, make them fire you, don't quit.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 28, 2021 12:37

Publius can I hire you as my lawyer? I've detailed my travails here before.

Complicated story, but when they tell you...we wanted abrogate our agreement w/ your HistSoc and since you are now on disability, we find that is a convenient time to do so. WTF?

Seriously they said that. That impacts my retirement income for the rest of my life. Not one to pursue these grievance avenues, but I think I know when I'm getting f#cked and not getting the best end of it.

Posted by: Farmer at July 28, 2021 01:29 AM (55Qr6)

653 "JJ's morning report is all you need."

Does he do that all by himself? Every morning?

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 28, 2021 01:29 AM (49Exr)

654 >> Publius can I hire you as my lawyer? I've detailed my travails here before.

I'd be a piss poor lawyer. Sounds like you need a good one. Get one.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 28, 2021 01:30 AM (Mzdiz)

655 Not one to pursue these grievance avenues, but I think I know when I'm getting f#cked and not getting the best end of it.
Posted by: Farmer

It is not pursuing a "grievance" it is pursuing Justice and getting what is right damn well yours.

Pursue like the wind!

Posted by: Miklos, 0ne-quarter Scots-Irish, ergo STUBBORN at July 28, 2021 01:31 AM (QzkSJ)

656 I'd be a piss poor lawyer. Sounds like you need a good one. Get one.
Posted by: publius

Publius got that one electrician sent up to Old Sparky.

Posted by: Miklos, about to adjourn at July 28, 2021 01:33 AM (QzkSJ)

657 "Much of the online information is being purged of anything that might promote "vaccine hesitancy"

This. I googled "mRNA vaccines" last night to try and understand more, I was sent to pages telling me that "the COVID vax is 100% totally safe pinky swears get in now!"

I get that they want to encourage everyone to get it, but it's getting creepy and suspect.



Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 28, 2021 01:33 AM (49Exr)

658
I did act as my own lawyer once. In my late 20s. And you know what they say about a fool for a client.

I got ticketed for not wearing a seat belt. I said hell, I'm gonna make the gret-stet of Souf Carolina go the whole way and do a trial. I should've made a do a jury trial, but I took judge only. My intention was to make them go through the motions.

At the time, law was the Buford T's couldn't stop you on a seat belt violation alone. They could ticket you for that if they stopped you for something else. Buford Ts set up a seat belt check point.

So, I made the Buford T argue agin' me before deh Judge. I got to plead the 5th when Buford asked me "Wuz you a-wearin' you seat belt, Mr. Publius". But I fucked up with something else.

Judge ruled I didn't present no good evidence that Buford was a-violated, so he fined me right then and there.

It was fun. But I lost my first and only case.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 28, 2021 01:36 AM (Mzdiz)

659 Evening.
Well today sucked!
You know what sounds like a really spiffy idea?
Worldwide genocide.
This needs to happen. It'll be fun!
Posted by: Robert - 38 Days until the new Iron Maiden album at July 27, 2021 10:49


Let's flag this one, another threat to the Repbublic.

Posted by Noob from NSA, working Bob's shift and learning

Posted by: Farmer at July 28, 2021 01:39 AM (55Qr6)

660 Does he do that all by himself? Every morning?
Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 28, 2021 01:29 AM (49Exr)

Posting clickbait links and adding an agitprop narrative is easy. Check the CNN website.

Posted by: PoingPro at July 28, 2021 01:40 AM (bEKuF)

661 Re: Ultimatum Fw: All

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 28, 2021 01:42 AM (ybIRR)

662 How long will you take for unions to get an exception for a vaccine mandate for fed gov employees? It took just a week for Congress to exempt unions from Obamacare under the false narrative there would be a "brain drain".

The goons who are coming up with these ideas think they found a quick way to get rid of all Republicans in government, without thinking for a minute they are screwing their own allies in the process.

Posted by: PoingPro at July 28, 2021 01:45 AM (bEKuF)

663 658 I did act as my own lawyer once. In my late 20s. And you know what they say about a fool for a client.

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My story is somewhat different. I got a parking ticket in DT Seattle. I was like damn it. Then I looked at the ticket carefully and the cop wrote me up for being 3rd Ave W when I was on 3rd Ave plus the date was wrong. Slam dunk.

So I contested the whole thing in a timely manner, prepared all my brilliant arguments and exhibits and sat back waiting for a court date.

It never came. I finally went to the clerks of a some weeks later only to find they conveniently had no record of my contesting the ticket. The crappy part was you had to mail the ticket in which means unless you no proof unless you sent it certified with a signature verification. Of course I didn't do that. I am positive they City tossed my contest.

About this time the ticket went into collection. Hilarity ensued.

Posted by: LostInSpace at July 28, 2021 01:46 AM (ESLBo)

664 It's getting late. Judge ruled I didn't present no evidence that Buford violated duh law on that there primary offense thing on the seat belt, cause Buford asserted to the contrary. So unless I had some evi-dence, he had to take Buford's word that he wuz a-actin' in good faith.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 28, 2021 01:48 AM (Mzdiz)

665 Fake Gum!
Where's Bazooka Joe and his eyepatch?

Posted by: Downcast at July 28, 2021 01:48 AM (JjMWb)

666 I don't agree, but the logic is valid. He's not False like the others.
Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 28, 2021 01:29 AM (49Exr)

At least Prof J has principles. The man really cares about the rule of law.

Ace wouldn't use guns to defend the Republic because he is a pussy who cares more his blog than anything else. Ace and Bill Kristol aren't that different.

Posted by: PoingPro at July 28, 2021 01:49 AM (R0OM6)

667 So unless I had some evi-dence, he had to take Buford's word that he wuz a-actin' in good faith.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion

I attempted to plead "nolo contendere" to a ticket from a speed trap in St. Matthews SC.

"If it's good enough for Vice President Agnew, it's good enough for me."

Posted by: Miklos, not a lawyer in your Zone of Occupation at July 28, 2021 01:55 AM (QzkSJ)

668 If it comes down to it Revolutions are not pretty, still think the scenario of Spain is most likely.

Posted by: Skip at July 28, 2021 01:58 AM (Cxk7w)

669 I kind of wish the Republicans would send 1 representative to Pelosi's kangaroo court. Same questions to every witness.
"Are you the officer who murdered unarmed Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt?"
"Did you witness the murder of unarmed Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt?"
"Do you know the identity of the murderer of unarmed Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt, and if so, why are you concealing it?"
"Was the murder of unarmed Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt justified, and if so why?"

Posted by: Downcast at July 28, 2021 01:59 AM (JjMWb)

670 Why am I up?
I don't know, don't have toleave for work until after 6am

Posted by: Skip at July 28, 2021 01:59 AM (Cxk7w)

671 She worked HARD to get that title.
Posted by: nerdygirl at July 27, 2021 11:06 PM (+lVUW)
---------
So hard for it honey.
So you better treat her right.
Posted by: Donna Summer at July 27, 2021 11:11

LMAO here. The funny thing is she has NO idea how this incident has made her political stances made her look like a fool.

Posted by: Farmer at July 28, 2021 02:02 AM (55Qr6)

672 I miss the glory days of Althouse. She's fallen now, personifying the lady who invites guests into her house to poison them (because she couldn't handle that some guests like Bruce Hayden were smarter)... but there was a time when her site was The Last Pub.

You could find intelligent people from all political persuasions and have very good debates and discussions about ideas. It was amazing.

Unfortunately, the liberal side fell off and was replaced by trolls. On a site who's owner was a Lefty and would have protected any liberals who had remained. That right there showed me how bankrupt the Left really was.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 28, 2021 02:03 AM (49Exr)

673 I forgot whose blog it was on but suggested giving Ashlii's killer a medal, if it was so inclined with defending the country he deserves it, If not it had to be a criminal act.

Posted by: Skip at July 28, 2021 02:04 AM (Cxk7w)

674 "If it's good enough for Vice President Agnew, it's good enough for me."

Posted by: Miklos
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Did you call the LEO a nattering nabob of negativism?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 28, 2021 02:04 AM (L47aO)

675 I was going to make a link to a Slipknot tune, but I'll just say RIP Joey Jordison. It's all rock and roll, baby!

Posted by: Dr. Bone at July 28, 2021 02:05 AM (bCkNL)

676 "I kind of wish the Republicans would send 1 representative to Pelosi's kangaroo court."

I would ask each Dem witness if this was the worst attack on the US Capitol since 1814.

And then I would hand them the manifest of Flight 93 and ask them to read off the 44 names that sacrificed themselves when the Capitol was attacked on 9-11.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 28, 2021 02:07 AM (49Exr)

677 I would also subpoena Biden.

And ask him what day it was.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 28, 2021 02:10 AM (49Exr)

678 Why am I up?
I don't know, don't have toleave for work until after 6am
Posted by: Skip at July 28, 2021 01:59 AM

Good lord Skip, go back to bed and dreaming about composting. Or conversely you could go out and do composting, but isn't it still dark?

Or dream about the squash. I'm not sure what is growing at one end of the garden, maybe squash, maybe cukes, came up late.

Dreams might tell if you listen to Christine McVie.

Posted by: Farmer at July 28, 2021 02:12 AM (55Qr6)

679
And before I crash, I'm remembering some more. The state AG did later rule that those seat-belt check points were indeed a violation of the law, and ordered them stopped.

But it's moot now, as seat belt violations are no primary offenses, meaning Buford T can stop you for them directly.

Lesson: At the time, I just wanted to make the state go through the motions, have to spend a little effort to extract that fine from me. But, if I'd hired a real lawyer, and one willing to fight this, he would've gotten a lot further than I could.

A real lawyer knows the game, what to say, and what to ask. Always remember that. It doesn't matter if you're right or wrong, it matters if you know the game.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at July 28, 2021 02:13 AM (Mzdiz)

680 Any of the many 29yo's here familiar with mobility scooters? 83yo mom can't be trusted behind the wheel of a car now. I wonder if this is too much vehicle too. E-Wheels Ew-52
https://youtu.be/I6bdm1kJ8uc

Posted by: Downcast at July 28, 2021 02:13 AM (JjMWb)

681 "If it comes down to it Revolutions are not pretty, still think the scenario of Spain is most likely."

What is the Spain scenario?

I don't think there will be a revolution. I'm a former Marine, I can hit center mass at 500 yards and build IEDs in my sleep. And for 20 years I have checked my comfort with violent solutions on the word of those who advised that "violence is a last resort, use the Rule of Law first".

"We want you to be nice until it's time to not be nice."

I ask Hoyt if she knows when that is, and she tries to ban me for being a "Paid Turkish Provocateur Troll" LOL but you have to give her points for creativity.

So no, based on my own experience, I don't see a revolution. Things will get worse, and people like Larry Correia will write very logical and valid excuses for why we won't act, and everyone will adjust to the whims of our marxist overlords.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 28, 2021 02:25 AM (49Exr)

682 Subpoena Biden and ask him if the 8 year old is lying about him pinching her nipple.

Posted by: Jimco Industries at July 28, 2021 02:27 AM (buTO7)

683 "83yo mom can't be trusted behind the wheel of a car now"

I'm sorry. We had to do that with my grandfather. Police found him parked on the side of the highway, he had forgotten where he was going. And when they asked for ID he forgot his name. Really crushed his spirits, is she okay?

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 28, 2021 02:28 AM (49Exr)

684 Ain't no one subpoenaing me.
I'm not touching any poenas. Not that there's anything wring with that. What you do after intramural baseball games is none of my business. Hand of Biden. So help me.

Posted by: Joe Biden at July 28, 2021 02:32 AM (QU5/8)

685 683 "83yo mom can't be trusted behind the wheel of a car now"
She's fine. Just kept finding people who "came out of nowhere" and traffic lights she "knew she had the green light on"...3 or 4 fender benders before her car got totaled.
She's tired of relying on friends for rides out to coffee or visits. The scooter should get her to any part of the 3 mile diameter of town, given the 40 mile range.

Posted by: Downcast at July 28, 2021 02:35 AM (JjMWb)

686 Farmer,
Can I have your stuff?
Posted by: nurse ratched at July 28, 2021 12:27

Huh, does it sound like I'm gonna croak tonight?

Posted by: Farmer at July 28, 2021 02:36 AM (55Qr6)

687 Mornin', all

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at July 28, 2021 02:37 AM (+qQpq)

688 Downcast, if your mom can't be trusted to see oncoming traffic or the status of traffic lights, and has already wrecked her car, is a *scooter* really a good idea?

This seems like a very bad idea.

Posted by: JQ, a hick in the sticks at July 28, 2021 02:39 AM (dB4Iz)

689 You know how your brain automatically shields you from making connections that might be so shocking that it short circuits?

I was proofing this:
"Police found him parked on the side of the highway, he had forgotten where he was going. And when they asked for ID he forgot his name"

And then someone said Biden.

That's our President. On the side of the highway.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 28, 2021 02:39 AM (49Exr)

690 "suggested giving Ashlii's killer a medal"

I'm up for it, if it gets us the coward's name.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 28, 2021 02:40 AM (49Exr)

691 >>Subpoena Biden and ask him if the 8 year old is lying about him pinching her nipple.


Have you seen the extended video of the Congressional swearing-in ceremony that day?

The Bombard's Body Language lady did a ~40min video on Biden's behavior that day (this was a few years ago at least) and he's never *not* grabbing at the kids. I doubt he remembers anything specific about that day, about that particular child. It's his SOP, does it without even thinking or planning. Not to excuse him, but the mindset -- no planning, no strategy, just operating on habit and instinct. CREEPY AF

Posted by: Lizzy at July 28, 2021 02:42 AM (bDqIh)

692 >>I'm up for it, if it gets us the coward's name

Just ask Oklahoma Rep. Mullin who he gave a big warm hug to ...

Posted by: lurk at July 28, 2021 02:43 AM (MIODZ)

693 "On a site who's owner was a Lefty and would have protected any liberals who had remained"

Edit. My bad, for all her faults, Althouse is liberal not a lefty.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 28, 2021 02:44 AM (49Exr)

694 "Oklahoma Rep. Mullin"

I assumed he was a Republican cuck but I googled anyway

His twitter feed is focused on federal spending and native american mascots.

Meanwhile, in an undisclosed government prison...

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 28, 2021 02:46 AM (49Exr)

695 Most older responsible folks know when to stop driving. My 88 year old mother still drives in daylight, but is blind in one eye. She doesn't mow down children or animals because she has children who look out for her and get her to safely where she needs to be.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at July 28, 2021 02:47 AM (bCkNL)

696 I think I'll email him (his staff, really) some questions LOL

It won't move the needle, but it's good that they know that we know.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 28, 2021 02:47 AM (49Exr)

697 Most older responsible folks know when to stop driving. My 88 year old mother still drives in daylight, but is blind in one eye. She doesn't mow down children or animals because she has children who look out for her and get her to safely where she needs to be.
Posted by: Dr. Bone
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I have coffee with two older vets, one 91, the other 94. They're both still driving.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 28, 2021 03:01 AM (bk3Sg)

698 Night Shift Day 26, 0400 EST July 28

Finally have the room to myself again. Whew. Trying to figure out the controller for this damn VCR(?) player. Found some weird cassettes labelled The Shining, looks like they will fit in the slot.

0404
Saw a mouse. Probably scurrying away from that weird wailing coming from downstairs. I may investigate after another shot of vodka.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 28, 2021 03:05 AM (49Exr)

699 0406
Mike just came in. I'll try being very still.
Hope he doesn't ask about the wailing noise.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 28, 2021 03:07 AM (49Exr)

700 >>I have coffee with two older vets, one 91, the other 94. They're both still driving.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 28, 2021 03:01 AM (bk3Sg)

That's awesome! When their minds are clear at that age, let them continue doing everything they can for as long as they can. Staying active and socializing is such a huge part of having a clear mind.

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at July 28, 2021 03:07 AM (+qQpq)

701 Why am I up?
I don't know, don't have toleave for work until after 6am
Posted by: Skip

You can work on your dance moves !

Posted by: JT at July 28, 2021 03:08 AM (arJlL)

702 Hiya MLiiGRAM !

Posted by: JT at July 28, 2021 03:08 AM (arJlL)

703 'Morning Early Horde !

Posted by: JT at July 28, 2021 03:09 AM (arJlL)

704 Hey, JT!

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at July 28, 2021 03:09 AM (+qQpq)

705 That's awesome! When their minds are clear at that age, let them continue doing everything they can for as long as they can. Staying active and socializing is such a huge part of having a clear mind.
Posted by: My Life is Insanity
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Yes. They are both adamant about getting out for a while each day, and talking to other people. Both are sharp as tacks, and can tell great stories about 70-80 years ago.

I've learned some rather embarrassing facts about what are now elderly ladies here in town.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 28, 2021 03:12 AM (WD9ZA)

706 >>>I have coffee with two older vets, one 91, the other 94. They're both still driving.<
>This woman is as stubborn as they come. If she isn't trying to kick everybody's ass, we know something is wrong.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at July 28, 2021 03:14 AM (bCkNL)

707
They'll probably get their wish and then Pat and
his site can officially join French and his merry band of child
molesting statists.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 28, 2021 12:40 AM (L2ZTs)

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i was effectively a plank owner there, but when he started down the TDS highway, i packed up my sea bag and left. no flouncing, no nothing, just "AMF" to myself and deleted that permanent tab in my browser. kinda like i did when bicycle boi and FGL went st00pid. i just walked away.

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it. at July 28, 2021 03:18 AM (K6DB5)

708 Mom was stubborn. But she is starting to give up her fighting spirit. She looks like she's aged 10 years in the last week.

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at July 28, 2021 03:19 AM (+qQpq)

709 >>I assumed he was a Republican cuck but I googled anyway

I hate to be critical but I think you misspelled 'Republican Fuck'.

Posted by: lurk at July 28, 2021 03:20 AM (MIODZ)

710 h.That's awesome! When their minds are clear at that age, let them continue doing everything they can for as long as they can. Staying active and socializing is such a huge part of having a clear mind.
Posted by: My Life is Insanity at July 28, 2021 03:07

My 85 yo Dad has a routine. Most days he will stop late afternoon at 1 to 3 local watering spots. Only 1 drink at each. He really needs the human contact since Mom died in 2014.

He cared for her like a saint for years. She had bad heart issues for 10 years, he never left her side. Countless weeks, months in "rehab" and he slept there every night. I think he deserves a toddy or 2.

Posted by: Farmer at July 28, 2021 03:23 AM (55Qr6)

711 "I hate to be critical but I think you misspelled Republican Fuck."

I did indeed, thank you.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 28, 2021 03:24 AM (49Exr)

712 >>He cared for her like a saint for years. She had bad heart issues for 10 years, he never left her side. Countless weeks, months in "rehab" and he slept there every night. I think he deserves a toddy or 2.
Posted by: Farmer at July 28, 2021 03:23 AM (55Qr6)


Most definitely!

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at July 28, 2021 03:27 AM (+qQpq)

713 He cared for her like a saint for years. She had bad heart issues for 10 years, he never left her side. Countless weeks, months in "rehab" and he slept there every night. I think he deserves a toddy or 2.
Posted by: Farmer
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Your mother was a fortunate person, and so are you.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 28, 2021 03:28 AM (WZ5i4)

714 Why am I up?
I don't know, don't have toleave for work until after 6am
Posted by: Skip

You can work on your dance moves !
Posted by: JT at July 28, 2021 03:08

JT, don't think I've told you, but you crack me up.
I know JTB is in PA, but aren't you out that way also?

Posted by: Farmer at July 28, 2021 03:30 AM (55Qr6)

715 How's the rehab for your back coming along, Farmer?

This morning my lower back is giving me some twitches. If I'm not careful today I think I may be in for some rough days. Doesn't help that my shoulder is acting up, too.

This aging thing is starting to get to me! Lol

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at July 28, 2021 03:30 AM (+qQpq)

716 >>My 85 yo Dad has a routine. Most days he will stop late afternoon at 1 to 3 local watering spots. Only 1 drink at each. He really needs the human contact since Mom died in 2014.


That is so important - the human contact! My parents are in their 80's, and until covid, very active and social. The volunteered at the local sxinec museum (among other activities/volunteer kobs) which meant they were constantly learning new material, etc. . The isolation of the lockdowns harmed them, though. They are so much happier now that things have opened up, though they've stopped working at the museum.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 28, 2021 03:31 AM (bDqIh)

717 Might gave slept last 20 minutes only

Posted by: Skip at July 28, 2021 03:32 AM (Cxk7w)

718 MLii did you see the American Thinker article yesterday Wisconsin might be going for a vote audit?

Posted by: Skip at July 28, 2021 03:34 AM (Cxk7w)

719 I did not Skip. Except for skimming Ace's posts I've pretty much been away from the news the last week.

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at July 28, 2021 03:36 AM (+qQpq)

720 Regerts Ive had a fwe

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 28, 2021 03:38 AM (yrol0)

721 I know JTB is in PA, but aren't you out that way also?
Posted by: Farmer JTB is in Pa ?

I did not know that !

I'm in SE Pa.

Posted by: JT at July 28, 2021 03:39 AM (arJlL)

722 This morning my lower back is giving me some twitches. If I'm not careful today I think I may be in for some rough days. Doesn't help that my shoulder is acting up, too.
This aging thing is starting to get to me! Lol
Posted by: My Life is Insanity at July 28, 2021 03:30

Don't push it too far, please. I hope your doc has you on some apropro meds.

We just had a heck of a time getting Meloxicam refilled because Walgreens system is F#$%^D up.

Posted by: Farmer at July 28, 2021 03:43 AM (55Qr6)

723 No meds Farmer. My ice pack is my new best friend! I'm pretty sure it's just some swelling.

Was doing a lot of moving furniture and carrying boxes of stuff at mom's the past week. Not enough rest..

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at July 28, 2021 03:47 AM (+qQpq)

724 The first of the lockdown sent my mother into a coma like state last July. She just shut down. She has some other issues but the isolation and panic were too much for her brain to handle.

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 28, 2021 03:49 AM (yrol0)

725 Regerts Ive had a fwe
Posted by: rhennigantx at July 28, 2021 03:38

Like skipping spelling class? LOL

I'm so friccking old I did have spelling classes.

Posted by: Farmer at July 28, 2021 03:50 AM (55Qr6)

726 Was doing a lot of moving furniture and carrying boxes of stuff at mom's the past week. Not enough rest..
Posted by: My Life is Insanity

See a chiropracter !

Posted by: JT at July 28, 2021 03:51 AM (arJlL)

727 CDC
If you are fully vaccinated, you can participate in many of the activities that you did before the pandemic.

To maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 28, 2021 03:56 AM (yrol0)

728 2 dead, 7 injured after chemical leak at LyondellBasell facility in La Porte, officials confirm

Right up the road from me!

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 28, 2021 03:58 AM (yrol0)

729 Herr Governess has started wearing masks again at pressers. commence the next act of failure theater!

Posted by: a dude in MI at July 28, 2021 03:59 AM (+I6Y/)

730 >>See a chiropracter !
Posted by: JT

I may have to get back into doing that regularly. Or up my stretching/ strengthening/ resistance exercises. I admit that I've been slacking on those.

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at July 28, 2021 04:01 AM (+qQpq)

731 I'm betting our gov will fall right in line with the mask crap.

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at July 28, 2021 04:02 AM (+qQpq)

732 CDC: "To maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission."

Clunky. To maximize protection for... yourself? For others? Both?

To prevent *possibly* spreading? How about simply to prevent spreading.

And what's the diff between areas of substantial transmission VS high transmission? Also, imagine having fan with the settings of "Low, Substantial and High" power. Confusing?

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 28, 2021 04:04 AM (49Exr)

733 How did it get to be after 4 already?

Gotta run.
Make it a good day, all

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at July 28, 2021 04:09 AM (+qQpq)

734 As said up aways late day today. Worse part of this job today will be parking and carrying tools 200yds away from building

Posted by: Skip at July 28, 2021 04:11 AM (Cxk7w)

735 As said up aways late day today. Worse part of this job today will be parking and carrying tools 200yds away from building
Posted by: Skip

Learn to juggle !

Posted by: JT at July 28, 2021 04:14 AM (arJlL)

736 OAS: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28479213/

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it. at July 28, 2021 04:14 AM (K6DB5)

737 No meds Farmer. My ice pack is my new best friend! I'm pretty sure it's just some swelling...
Was doing a lot of moving furniture and carrying..
Posted by: My Life is Insanity at July 28, 2021 03:47

I'm not a doc in real life, but I do portray one on AOS...

if you don't relieve arthritic issues w/ meds that help w/ inflammation you will have bigger problems on down the line as it causes deterioration. Your doc should hook you up w/ Meloxicam or something similar.

Simply offering some "learned life lessons", how lefty does that sound. Both Jules and I got the short end of the stick in the arthritis genetic lottery.

Posted by: Farmer at July 28, 2021 04:15 AM (55Qr6)

738 No pixy yet ?

The clock in Australia must be off.

Posted by: JT at July 28, 2021 04:15 AM (arJlL)

739 734 As said up aways late day today. Worse part of this job today will be parking and carrying tools 200yds away from building
Posted by: Skip at July 28, 2021 04:11 AM (Cxk7w)

Paid GAINZZZZ!!

Posted by: a dude in MI at July 28, 2021 04:18 AM (+I6Y/)

740 738 Posted by: JT at July 28, 2021 04:15 AM (arJlL)

Or the kangaroos and the snakes started a series of fires....

you never know.

What I do know is I get to redon the nasal condoms "soon."

Posted by: sven at July 28, 2021 04:19 AM (Lzpvj)

741 https://youtu.be/wiSGiplQ6Gs

Detroit cops flee drive-by in progress they stumbled on.

Posted by: sven at July 28, 2021 04:19 AM (Lzpvj)

742 My understanding of the Detroit clip is that the lads were engaged in a goodwill cultural exchange and the cops likely felt they could not in good conscience use cishetwipippo imperialist patriarchy to force compliance with alien to the lads values.

I am certain the blue car was simply lost on its way back from choir practice.

Posted by: sven at July 28, 2021 04:22 AM (Lzpvj)

743 I'm on 'personal leave' from jerb. Used up all of fmla early in the year, now a month from end of 6 mo personal leave...

Hubby is "okay" but will continue to require constant supervision. He can get around, but only with walker or cane. There's *so much* he cannot handle on his own: cooking, personal care, remembering meds....

I may not be able to go back to wrk, unless we pay for in-home assistance. Well, why? Why pay someone (more than I make at wrk!!!) to "help out"? Why?

Eff it. My jerb is production: boring, repetitive, unrewarding. I had to use up ALL of pto/holiday before going on leave, so wouldn't be able to take off for his appts-- he cannot drive-- so what's the use?

I need medical ins. That's it, that's all, and I'm looking for alternatives. So I'm 29 and don't yet qualify for medicare. There are many other PT jerbs around tho. Of course, PT means *no ins*

I'm fooked, huh?

Posted by: JQ, a hick in the sticks at July 28, 2021 04:28 AM (dB4Iz)

744 I'm fooked, huh?
Posted by: JQ, a hick in the sticks

Set up an appointment w/ someone from your local Rep's office.

They'll help you explore your options.

Posted by: JT at July 28, 2021 04:32 AM (arJlL)

745 Isolated T-storms today, I need rain, my rain barrel is down to 1/3.

Posted by: Skip at July 28, 2021 04:33 AM (Cxk7w)

746 743 Posted by: JQ, a hick in the sticks at July 28, 2021 04:28 AM (dB4Iz)

Sorry to hear about your situation, there are jobs with benefits that are still technically part-time.

https://tinyurl.com/nnseperv

Posted by: sven at July 28, 2021 04:33 AM (Lzpvj)

747 Pixy's nood.

Posted by: olddog in mo, Pontoon Captain* (like a real captain, only drunker) at July 28, 2021 04:36 AM (AEuuE)

748 Detroit cops flee drive-by in progress they stumbled on.

Posted by: sven at July 28, 2021 04:19 AM (Lzpvj)

----
total fail: hit the gas, ram the shooter car on the driver side, engage w/ small arms, calling for back up and EMS, then render aid to prey, after attackers are neutralized. thin blue line my ass.

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it. at July 28, 2021 04:38 AM (K6DB5)

749 Thank you, JT and sven-- I'll check into it!

Posted by: JQ, a hick in the sticks at July 28, 2021 04:42 AM (dB4Iz)

750 "Worse part of this job today will be parking and carrying tools 200yds away from building"

Why can't they get you closer?

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 28, 2021 04:51 AM (49Exr)

751 "Detroit cops flee drive-by in progress they stumbled on."

Looks they were shocked and caught flat-flooted. Hang on, Bill Kristol says they "re-oriented their position" and didn't "flee".

They did circle back to help the victim. Yay.

I think this will be elevated by departments affected by the Defund Police movement to broadcast that less $$ = poor training.

Although I can't say I blame them. The perp is of the Protected Class. If they interfered their house might have gotten firebombed by BLM protestors.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 28, 2021 04:57 AM (49Exr)

752 The Modern Lovers "Roadrunner" is my greatest driving song ever.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at July 27, 2021 09:26 PM (Bmy3R)

Absolutely. No contest.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gy88-5pc7c8

Posted by: Landru at July 28, 2021 07:16 AM (mEYVq)

753 Roll on down the highway! BTO.

Posted by: JerseyDevilRider at July 28, 2021 10:16 AM (XEfn8)

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