Mid-Morning Art Thread

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Caipira Chopping Tobacco
Jose Ferraz de Almeida Junior

This is the sort of work that dances on my personal line between "art" and "painting." The artist is technically skilled and the scene is pleasing, and perhaps even evocative of interesting themes.

But...it doesn't grab me and it doesn't suggest that the artist was passionate or tremendously involved.

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM




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1 First of the Mohicans!

Posted by: Doof at October 25, 2021 08:30 AM (mZUr4)

2 Otters called

Posted by: Doof at October 25, 2021 08:30 AM (mZUr4)

3 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 25, 2021 08:31 AM (Zz0t1)

4 The Paolo. Resting his nuts.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 25, 2021 08:31 AM (Zz0t1)

5 That guy would murder you for your shoes and not blink an eye.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 25, 2021 08:31 AM (yQpMk)

6 Glad to see you made it home, CBD. T'was a pleasure, sir.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 25, 2021 08:31 AM (Zz0t1)

7 The face of the New America!

Posted by: Ziba at October 25, 2021 08:32 AM (S1hrL)

8 Juan Valdez's nicotine-pushing brother at work.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at October 25, 2021 08:32 AM (UHVv4)

9 Yeah, this doesn't grab me either.

Posted by: redridinghood at October 25, 2021 08:32 AM (NpAcC)

10 I don't see any tobacco or any chopping going on

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at October 25, 2021 08:32 AM (MxeNo)

11 He doesn't look like a large rodent.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 25, 2021 08:32 AM (Y5qcH)

12 Waiting to join the caravan.

Posted by: redridinghood at October 25, 2021 08:32 AM (NpAcC)

13 The rolling paper above his left ear says he's ready to go.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 25, 2021 08:33 AM (Zz0t1)

14 it doesn't grab me and it doesn't suggest that the artist was passionate or tremendously involved

That's an interesting perspective. Just for my own edification, can you give an example of a work that fits that bill?

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at October 25, 2021 08:33 AM (l1zez)

15 That guy would murder you for your shoes and not blink an eye.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 25, 2021 08:31 AM


Zapatos? We doan need no stinkin' zapatos!

Posted by: That Guy at October 25, 2021 08:33 AM (m+jkK)

16 Aren't knifes of that length banned in California?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at October 25, 2021 08:33 AM (3D/fK)

17
That's an interesting perspective. Just for my own edification, can you give an example of a work that fits that bill?
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at October 25, 2021 08:33 AM (l1zez)


Rothko.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 25, 2021 08:33 AM (Zz0t1)

18 I agree: Well done, very pleasing colors and shades, but somehow, uninspired.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 25, 2021 08:34 AM (pKGhf)

19 Knife : Yes.

Pointly shoes : No

Puerto Rican Status : Doubtful

Posted by: Officer Krupke at October 25, 2021 08:34 AM (v0DHF)

20 Well painted as if replacing a camera

Posted by: Skip's Phone at October 25, 2021 08:34 AM (nouTT)

21 Oh, sure, money for tobacco, but no money for shoes!

Posted by: Archer at October 25, 2021 08:34 AM (gmo/4)

22 Unlike Fat Man on an ottoman
Now that's ART

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at October 25, 2021 08:34 AM (aA3+G)

23 Aren't knifes of that length banned in California?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at October 25, 2021 08:33 AM (3D/fK)

And that chunk of driftwood he's sitting on had damn well better have a Prop 65 warning on it somewhere, or heads are gonna roll....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 25, 2021 08:34 AM (6FeV1)

24 But...it doesn't grab me and it doesn't suggest that the artist was passionate or tremendously involved.

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM

Eh, eet made me 100 pesos, senor!

Posted by: Jose Junior at October 25, 2021 08:35 AM (7bRMQ)

25 Someone is walking a mile in his shoes. He's about to be judged.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 25, 2021 08:35 AM (Y5qcH)

26 Four-twenty.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at October 25, 2021 08:35 AM (vuisn)

27 In this painting you don't look for the sniper... you look for the burro carrying sacks of coffee. And his serape.

Posted by: 496 at October 25, 2021 08:35 AM (VJsqe)

28 This has the same color pallette as one of those horrible western horse paintings.

Posted by: garrett at October 25, 2021 08:35 AM (v0DHF)

29 I think that's weed.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 25, 2021 08:35 AM (BFigT)

30 How long does it take for this guy to produce a pack of cigarettes?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at October 25, 2021 08:35 AM (MxeNo)

31 Knife : Yes.

Pointly shoes : No

Puerto Rican Status : Doubtful

Posted by: Officer Krupke at October 25, 2021 08:34 AM (v0DHF)

Why do Puerto Ricans wear pointy shoes?

To kill roaches in the corner.

Posted by: Archer at October 25, 2021 08:36 AM (gmo/4)

32 How long does it take for this guy to produce a pack of cigarettes?
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at October 25, 2021 08:35 AM (MxeNo)

My guess is it's a net negative...

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 25, 2021 08:36 AM (6FeV1)

33 How long does it take for this guy to produce a pack of cigarettes?
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at October 25, 2021 08:35 AM (MxeNo)



But you will blow him first......

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 25, 2021 08:36 AM (Zz0t1)

34 "Whittler's Brother"

Posted by: Muldoon at October 25, 2021 08:36 AM (5Woea)

35 Pretty color palette. Skillfully painted. Meh.

Posted by: G. Gnome will not comply at October 25, 2021 08:36 AM (OQcPl)

36 Caipira is Portuguese for bumpkin.

Posted by: redridinghood at October 25, 2021 08:37 AM (NpAcC)

37 Looks like he is wearing the Seinfeld Pirate Shirt.

Eh, tis OK.

Posted by: Czech Chick at October 25, 2021 08:37 AM (haWye)

38 Are we sure he's not carving a Chupacabra Call?

Posted by: garrett at October 25, 2021 08:37 AM (v0DHF)

39 Beats chopping broccoli.

Posted by: f'd at October 25, 2021 08:37 AM (Tnijr)

40 He needs a pedicure.

Posted by: redridinghood at October 25, 2021 08:37 AM (NpAcC)

41 The scene feels relaxed and pleasant. Would hang.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at October 25, 2021 08:38 AM (z5Vrg)

42 >>> 28 This has the same color pallette as one of those horrible western horse paintings.
Posted by: garrett at October 25, 2021 08:35 AM (v0DHF)

Well fck you and the horse you rode in on, mister!

Posted by: Frederic Remington at October 25, 2021 08:38 AM (ACi07)

43 Glad to see you made it home, CBD. T'was a pleasure, sir.
Posted by: Sponge
___

It was a pleasure, especially being able to sing Happy Birthday to ya, CBD.

Hope you had a nice one yesterday.

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at October 25, 2021 08:38 AM (+tJ2U)

44 Caipira is a Portuguese word meaning person who lives in a shithole.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 25, 2021 08:38 AM (Y5qcH)

45 Hello horde!

Posted by: Nancy Pelosi's Infected Taint at October 25, 2021 08:38 AM (ZUU8O)

46 40 He needs a pedicure.
Posted by: redridinghood at October 25, 2021 08:37 AM (NpAcC)

"Queer eye for the straight but confused Brazilian peasant"

Posted by: 496 at October 25, 2021 08:38 AM (VJsqe)

47 21 Oh, sure, money for tobacco, but no money for shoes!
Posted by: Archer at October 25, 2021 08:34 AM (gmo/4)

It has always amazed me that the homeless always find funds for tobacco, alcohol, and drugs. And many have current electronics.

Posted by: Fox2! at October 25, 2021 08:39 AM (qyH+l)

48 I find the wall behind him to be the most interesting part.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at October 25, 2021 08:39 AM (v9pBv)

49 Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 25, 2021 08:31 AM (Zz0t1)

It was a pleasure to meet everyone!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 25, 2021 08:40 AM (Q9lwr)

50 No shoes, no mud for the waddle. This guy is shiftless, and causally cruel.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 25, 2021 08:40 AM (yQpMk)

51 >>It has always amazed me that the homeless always find funds for tobacco


The Rights of Tobacco.

Posted by: Lee Melon - Confederate at October 25, 2021 08:40 AM (v0DHF)

52 or casually

either or

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 25, 2021 08:40 AM (yQpMk)

53 He looks like he's just waiting for the Player Character to wander by and press "A" so he can give them a quest.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 25, 2021 08:40 AM (6FeV1)

54 Zapatos? We doan need no stinkin' zapatos!

******

There's a hiking trail up near the Great Sand Dunes park that goes to a waterfall named Zapata Falls. It always makes me think of 'waiting for the other shoe to fall'.

Posted by: Muldoon at October 25, 2021 08:40 AM (5Woea)

55
It has always amazed me that the homeless always find funds for tobacco, alcohol, and drugs. And many have current electronics.
Posted by: Fox2! at October 25, 2021 08:39 AM (qyH+l)


There's a pair of dudes that share time on a corner on my way to work. They 'look' homeless, but still are usually smoking cigarettes as they hold up their sign.

At $8 a pack, one would think they'd consider that an unreasonable expense.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 25, 2021 08:41 AM (Zz0t1)

56 "If you work for a living, why do you kill yourself working?"

Posted by: Dr. Varno at October 25, 2021 08:41 AM (vuisn)

57 But...it doesn't grab me and it doesn't suggest that the artist was passionate or tremendously involved.

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM

Today's painting shows us the horror of life under Trump. Caipira is dreaming of the days of restoration of norms. The fact that he is sitting in the sun, instead of the shade of Trump, shows us the happy days of Bidenomics are on the way!

Posted by: The Art Critic at October 25, 2021 08:41 AM (7bRMQ)

58 This is the sort of work that dances on my personal line between "art" and "painting."

Art versus illustration.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Michael Byrd Murdered Ashli Babbitt at October 25, 2021 08:41 AM (y7DUB)

59 >> I find the wall behind him to be the most interesting part.


Just smile if you can hear me.
Is there anyone home?

Posted by: Which One's Pink? at October 25, 2021 08:41 AM (v0DHF)

60 Here's a picture of his wife... https://tinyurl.com/9erh2h4

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at October 25, 2021 08:41 AM (l1zez)

61
It was a pleasure to meet everyone!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 25, 2021 08:40 AM (Q9lwr)


The look on my wife's face when I said "That's CharlieBrown'sDildo" was epic.....

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 25, 2021 08:41 AM (Zz0t1)

62 A couple of his toes look like they have a fungus.

Posted by: redridinghood at October 25, 2021 08:42 AM (NpAcC)

63 That don't look like no capybara!

Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser at October 25, 2021 08:42 AM (wb3D1)

64 This painting is a window on the current Biden economy. Ain't got no shoes, ain't got no clean cloths, ain't got no nice house, ain't got no food, ain't got no money for gas or smokes.

Posted by: Archer at October 25, 2021 08:42 AM (gmo/4)

65 Here's a picture of his wife... https://tinyurl.com/9erh2h4
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at October 25, 2021 08:41 AM (l1zez)



Beatlejuice from The Howard Stern Show in white face.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 25, 2021 08:42 AM (Zz0t1)

66 Looks okay by me. Man is doing a manly thing, namely making his own cigs.

Posted by: exdem13 at October 25, 2021 08:42 AM (W+kMI)

67 This painting is a window on the current Biden economy. Ain't got no shoes, ain't got no clean cloths, ain't got no nice house, ain't got no food, ain't got no money for gas or smokes.
Posted by: Archer at October 25, 2021 08:42 AM (gmo/4)

What's the Portuguese for "lower your expectations"?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 25, 2021 08:43 AM (6FeV1)

68 can you give an example of a work that fits that bill?

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at October 25, 2021 08:33 AM (l1zez)

I sure can...

Here is one of my favorite artists:

https://www.wikiart.org/en/andrew-wyeth/sea-boots

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 25, 2021 08:43 AM (Q9lwr)

69 >>He looks like he's just waiting for the Player Character to wander by and press "A" so he can give them a quest.


Took an arrow to the knee outside of Whiterun.

Posted by: garrett at October 25, 2021 08:43 AM (v0DHF)

70 Chopping?

Posted by: Paul Bunyan at October 25, 2021 08:43 AM (gw0nT)

71 >>The look on my wife's face when I said "That's CharlieBrown'sDildo"


The smell is dead giveaway.

Posted by: garrett at October 25, 2021 08:44 AM (v0DHF)

72 Whittling away again in Caipirinhaville

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 25, 2021 08:44 AM (6FeV1)

73 This painting is indicative of several elements of art that reflect the injustice of the world. This is a skilled laborer in the developing world working with his hands to satisfy the appetites of wealthy Westerners while earning so little that he cannot even afford shoes. This slice of life is reflective of the cultural/racial devaluation of people of color that was common in that time and continues today.

But not all is well even if we discount the undercurrent of hegemonic oppression implicitly reflected in this piece. In this work we also see the man occupying space in a manner that is reflective of colonialist ambitions. His legs are spread wide in the common "man-spreading" pose, yet his feet are not parallel. His left leg protrudes further outward, consuming even more space than mere spreading would demand. His arms are out beyond his thighs, occupying even more territory. His masculine traits of enlargement and territorial occupation show how even the oppressed can be oppressors themselves.

Overall, this is a very valuable piece that should be studied but not generally consumed without training.

Posted by: Your Kid's Art Appreciation Professor at October 25, 2021 08:45 AM (DU+/6)

74 Hope you had a nice one yesterday.

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at October 25, 2021 08:38 AM (+tJ2U)

I did...thank you!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 25, 2021 08:45 AM (Q9lwr)

75 Grempht.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at October 25, 2021 08:45 AM (IcPPU)

76 Can't relate...

Posted by: runner at October 25, 2021 08:46 AM (mHOXD)

77 Two Dirks, One Hovel.

Posted by: garrett at October 25, 2021 08:47 AM (v0DHF)

78 Look at that subtle off-white coloring. The tasteful thickness of it. Oh, my God. It even has a watermark.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at October 25, 2021 08:47 AM (vuisn)

79 Overall, this is a very valuable piece that should be studied but not generally consumed without training.
Posted by: Your Kid's Art Appreciation Professor at October 25, 2021 08:45 AM (DU+/6)

I'm the mayor, you racist c*nt. I'm not wearing shoes because it's hot as a llama's nutsack out here.

Posted by: El Caipira at October 25, 2021 08:47 AM (6FeV1)

80 78 Look at that subtle off-white coloring. The tasteful thickness of it. Oh, my God. It even has a watermark.
Posted by: Dr. Varno at October 25, 2021 08:47 AM (vuisn)

========

Someone's getting murdered...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the 30s with John Ford at October 25, 2021 08:47 AM (LvTSG)

81
ose Ferraz de Almeida Senior would have made more of this.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 25, 2021 08:47 AM (/U27+)

82 >>> 76 Can't relate...
Posted by: runner at October 25, 2021 08:46 AM (mHOXD)

I can.

Posted by: Zola Budd at October 25, 2021 08:47 AM (ACi07)

83 His hometown. It looks shitholey.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 25, 2021 08:48 AM (Zz0t1)

84 Cheese Zapatos??

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at October 25, 2021 08:48 AM (UHVv4)

85 I'm the mayor, you racist c*nt. I'm not wearing shoes because it's hot as a llama's nutsack out here.
Posted by: El Caipira at October 25, 2021 08:47 AM (6FeV1)
++++
*snort*

I would pay actual money to see an exchange like that happen in real time.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 25, 2021 08:48 AM (DU+/6)

86 Probably would not hang unless I had a room in that color palette (which is doubtful as it isn't a color palette I like to live with). Might consider cross stitching, but my backlog of patterns is pretty significant already.

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at October 25, 2021 08:49 AM (8548M)

87 Chop. Chop like the Wind!

Posted by: Dusty Bottoms at October 25, 2021 08:49 AM (v0DHF)

88 He should be out in front of his family practicing his crossdraw technique with a fully operational prop gun.

Posted by: Archer at October 25, 2021 08:49 AM (gmo/4)

89 ZOD IMPERIAL.

Posted by: ZOD at October 25, 2021 08:50 AM (xK9An)

90 Unlike Fat Man on an ottoman
Now that's ART
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian

How about a Fat Man
In the bathtub
With the blues

Or, just dropping a Fat Man on Hiroshima.
But...that's SO 1945.
Don't do that now.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative.....lost in a lost world at October 25, 2021 08:50 AM (vcOmj)

91 He should be out in front of his family practicing his crossdraw technique with a fully operational prop gun.
Posted by: Archer at October 25, 2021 08:49 AM (gmo/4)


The more that comes out about that, the more a train wreck of errors that whole thing was......

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 25, 2021 08:50 AM (Zz0t1)

92 Painting: I love the knife.

Posted by: gp Attempts To Gain Function, And Fails at October 25, 2021 08:51 AM (qpX6U)

93 What about

Choppin' broccoli
choppin' broccoli

Posted by: Dana Carvey at October 25, 2021 08:51 AM (vcOmj)

94 The look on my wife's face when I said "That's CharlieBrown'sDildo" was epic.....

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 25, 2021 08:41 AM (Zz0t1)

Did you see my face?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 25, 2021 08:51 AM (Q9lwr)

95 It weel cut.

Posted by: doug marcaida at October 25, 2021 08:52 AM (UHVv4)

96 Now that, that's a knife.

Posted by: Mick D. at October 25, 2021 08:52 AM (nfrXX)

97 Caught a news flash on the radio this am...

'Alec Baldwin was holding the gun when it went off'

Leaving me to wonder, who pulled the trigger?

Posted by: garrett at October 25, 2021 08:52 AM (v0DHF)

98 ZOD IMPERIAL.

Posted by: ZOD at October 25, 2021 08:50 AM (xK9An)


Your move, Imperator.

- Neville

Posted by: Archer at October 25, 2021 08:52 AM (gmo/4)

99 Ooooof, cob with the tag fail!

Barrel's gonna be eating like royalty today!

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 25, 2021 08:52 AM (6FeV1)

100 ¡Espetaciones mas Baja!

Posted by: Muldoon at October 25, 2021 08:52 AM (5Woea)

101 I'm with CBD on this one. If there's not at least a hint of severed ear blood on the canvas, I mean, is it really even art, bro?

Posted by: Farmer Bob at October 25, 2021 08:52 AM (9KXDf)

102 Did you see my face?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 25, 2021 08:51 AM (Q9lwr)



LMFAO.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 25, 2021 08:52 AM (Zz0t1)

103 Let Kyrie play!

Posted by: Chuck Martel at October 25, 2021 08:53 AM (fs1hN)

104 Meanwhile, at NYT, news you can use: "Leaf Blowers Destroy The Environment."

Posted by: gp Attempts To Gain Function, And Fails at October 25, 2021 08:53 AM (qpX6U)

105 It weel cut.
Posted by: doug marcaida at October 25, 2021 08:52 AM (UHVv4)

But will it.... keeeeel?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 25, 2021 08:53 AM (6FeV1)

106 Leaving me to wonder, who pulled the trigger?
Posted by: garrett at October 25, 2021 08:52 AM (v0DHF)
------
Republicans. They pounced.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at October 25, 2021 08:53 AM (IcPPU)

107 The MFM says we're "pouncing" re: Murderin' Baldwin. I dunno. I kind of feel like I'm "seizing" more than "pouncing."

Posted by: Guy Smiley at October 25, 2021 08:53 AM (Bmy3R)

108 Uh, my face is up here, Mrs Sponge.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at October 25, 2021 08:53 AM (UHVv4)

109 Absolutely dig the painting. Has Wyeth vibes. The technique is amazing. Check out the hands and face. Especially the hands. He caught the way outdoorsmen use knives perfectly. There is aton of personality in that face and pose too. Very chill competent centered dude. Amazing.

Posted by: Thesokorus at October 25, 2021 08:53 AM (1ais2)

110 >>Meanwhile, at NYT, news you can use: "Leaf Blowers Destroy The Environment."


Coming out against the Lawncare providers. That's a brave stance.

Posted by: garrett at October 25, 2021 08:53 AM (v0DHF)

111 >>> 97 Caught a news flash on the radio this am...

'Alec Baldwin was holding the gun when it went off'

Leaving me to wonder, who pulled the trigger?
Posted by: garrett at October 25, 2021 08:52 AM (v0DHF)

The gun went off by itself! Do we have to explain everything to you people?

Posted by: This... is XiNN at October 25, 2021 08:53 AM (ACi07)

112 Now that we are past 100 comments, where are Muldoon and C.A.T. to comment on this medical mystery?

Almost exclusively young females, they say.


https://tinyurl.com/6cv6r56h

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at October 25, 2021 08:54 AM (3D/fK)

113 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 25, 2021 08:43 AM (Q9lwr)

Ok, I see what you mean. I like the one of the lobster bake on the beach.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at October 25, 2021 08:54 AM (l1zez)

114 "I-I-I-I-I-I-I want the knife!"

https://youtu.be/jr0JXSM_0Nk

Posted by: Doof at October 25, 2021 08:55 AM (mZUr4)

115 "Leaf Blowers Destroy The Environment."

They're also racist.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at October 25, 2021 08:55 AM (Bmy3R)

116 Caught a news flash on the radio this am...

'Alec Baldwin was holding the gun when it went off'

Leaving me to wonder, who pulled the trigger?
Posted by: garrett at October 25, 2021 08:52 AM (v0DHF)



But, he was crying when they walked him off the set, you guys......AN ACTOR. WAS CRYING. AFTER KILLING SOMEONE.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 25, 2021 08:55 AM (Zz0t1)

117 Sooo, the UN called out Texas.

Go Green or else.

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at October 25, 2021 08:55 AM (+tJ2U)

118 Microsoft says Russian-backed hackers are targeting cloud service resellers.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at October 25, 2021 08:55 AM (UHVv4)

119 >>> 104 Meanwhile, at NYT, news you can use: "Leaf Blowers Destroy The Environment."
Posted by: gp Attempts To Gain Function, And Fails at October 25, 2021 08:53 AM (qpX6U)

We're not giving up *our* landscape crews.

Posted by: This... is XiNN at October 25, 2021 08:55 AM (ACi07)

120 "I-I-I-I-I-I-I want the knife!"

https://youtu.be/jr0JXSM_0Nk
Posted by: Doof at October 25, 2021 08:55 AM (mZUr4)



....and he COMES THROUGH!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 25, 2021 08:55 AM (Zz0t1)

121 'Alec Baldwin was holding the gun when it went off'

Here we go!

We have the passive voice! "I dunno, we were just standing there talking and the knife just slipped in".

I swear this whole thing is so predictable.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 25, 2021 08:55 AM (+LCoQ)

122 But, he was crying when they walked him off the set, you guys......AN ACTOR. WAS CRYING. AFTER KILLING SOMEONE.
Posted by: Sponge
___

Oh, well that's okay then...

BTW, was nice seeing you again.

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at October 25, 2021 08:56 AM (+tJ2U)

123 Painting: First field tests of the Fairbairn-Sykes commando knife. Weeks later, the knife saw its first battlefield use, in the Caipira Tobacco Field Assault.

Posted by: gp Attempts To Gain Function, And Fails at October 25, 2021 08:56 AM (qpX6U)

124 The look on my wife's face when I said "That's CharlieBrown'sDildo" was epic.....
Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 25, 2021 08:41 AM


I'll take "statistically improbable phrases" for $1,000, Alex.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 25, 2021 08:56 AM (m+jkK)

125 Watch if folks; Baldwin's got an itchy trigger finger.

They don't call him the Fuck up Kid for nuthin.

Posted by: Archer at October 25, 2021 08:56 AM (gmo/4)

126 121 Here we go!

We have the passive voice! "I dunno, we were just standing there talking and the knife just slipped in".

I swear this whole thing is so predictable.
Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 25, 2021 08:55 AM (+LCoQ)

=========

A lot of things were done by the passive voice.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the 30s with John Ford at October 25, 2021 08:57 AM (LvTSG)

127 He was on the stoop this time with a stick and a knife and a woman in the shanty behind him, stick-house, hovel, dwelling, the building her father had given them when the woman had said Baby and her man had said Wife and her father had said Git. So he hacked at the stick and dreamt of New Orleans and money and drowning in a river of brown liquor and hacked at the stick and carved his finger and said quietly, angrily goddam and then gave up the dreams and the liquor and the stick and began carving his thumb, a rhythm of misery, goddam, shthwack, blood, goddam, baby, thwack, blood, flesh, goddam.

Posted by: ZOD FAULKNER at October 25, 2021 08:57 AM (xK9An)

128 The gun went off by itself!

It's like those Killer RV's. Always just starting themselves up and running over people and things.

(I miss Rush Limbaugh.)

Posted by: Guy Smiley at October 25, 2021 08:57 AM (Bmy3R)

129 Would cuff about the ears, but the ears seem occupied.

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at October 25, 2021 08:57 AM (lSZIs)

130 Knives don't undergo the Kill Test.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at October 25, 2021 08:57 AM (UHVv4)

131
Oh, well that's okay then...

BTW, was nice seeing you again.
Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at October 25, 2021 08:56 AM (+tJ2U)


DITTO!

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 25, 2021 08:57 AM (Zz0t1)

132 Leaving me to wonder, who pulled the trigger?

Posted by: garrett at October 25, 2021 08:52 AM (v0DHF)

Anyone but Baldwin.

It's amazing how carefully they dance around the inescapable fact that Alec Baldwin pointed the gun and pulled the trigger.

He violated at least three of the four basic rules of gun safety....but it isn't his fault!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 25, 2021 08:57 AM (Q9lwr)

133 >>> 117 Sooo, the UN called out Texas.

Go Green or else.
Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at October 25, 2021 08:55 AM (+tJ2U)

I would advise you to invade parts of Austin, San Antonio, Dallas and Houston.

Posted by: Rick Blaine at October 25, 2021 08:58 AM (ACi07)

134 Meanwhile, at NYT, news you can use: "Leaf Blowers Destroy The Environment."

[Surveying the environmental destruction along the open southern border]

Amended: "Leaf Blower Operators Destroy the Environment".

The NYT article seems like a "Wet Streets Cause Rain" claim.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 25, 2021 08:58 AM (+LCoQ)

135 Rockwellesque. Not in a good way

Posted by: Pete Bog at October 25, 2021 08:58 AM (Jzz++)

136 The gun went off by itself! Do we have to explain everything to you people?
Posted by: This... is XiNN at October 25, 2021 08:53 AM (ACi07)
++++
At the airport, they have little signs up on the stanchions in the security line. They have a picture of a firearm and captions like "Officer McMurdle prevented this GUN from getting onto an airplane on 02/24/2019."

Like the gun was just walking around and the TSE guy tackled it and took it out.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 25, 2021 08:58 AM (DU+/6)

137 Microsoft says Russian-backed hackers are targeting cloud service resellers.
Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at October 25, 2021 08:55 AM (UHVv4)


Well DUH.

The Cloud. The worst idea ever.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 25, 2021 08:59 AM (Zz0t1)

138 132 He violated at least three of the four basic rules of gun safety....but it isn't his fault!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 25, 2021 08:57 AM (Q9lwr)

==========

This is indicative of the evils of America and gun culture. The only solution is to rid America of the evil capitalistic system that oppresses minorities and encourages violence through such outdated concepts like the Second Amendment.

Alec Baldwin is free of fault because this is really the fault of America.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the 30s with John Ford at October 25, 2021 08:59 AM (LvTSG)

139 Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at October 25, 2021 08:56
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Morning, SMH. Since you're posting this morning I'm assuming were unscathed from last night's storms?

Posted by: olddog in mo, Pontoon Captain* (like a real captain, only drunker) at October 25, 2021 08:59 AM (ViCCR)

140 I swear this whole thing is so predictable.
Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 25, 2021 08:55 AM (+LCoQ)


I don't know; I was just watering my plants; and I broke your lamp....

You always hated that lamp!

Where's the glue? We're out. You used up all the glue on purpose!

Posted by: Archer at October 25, 2021 08:59 AM (gmo/4)

141 "It's amazing how carefully they dance around the inescapable fact that Alec Baldwin pointed the gun and pulled the trigger."

It's not amazing. It's Baldwin's publicists and lawyers flooding the media with millions of dollars of spin. It's expected.

Posted by: gp Attempts To Gain Function, And Fails at October 25, 2021 08:59 AM (qpX6U)

142 (I miss Rush Limbaugh.)
Posted by: Guy Smiley at October 25, 2021 08:57 AM (Bmy3R)

Ditto (SWIDT???)

Posted by: Doof at October 25, 2021 08:59 AM (mZUr4)

143 This painting depicts a Brazilian rural dweller at the end of the 19th century, when it was painted. The artist, normally referred to as "Almeida Junior", followed the neoclassical canon as far as painting goes, even as he strayed from it thematically by adopting genre painting.

Generally, he is considered to be the first Brazilian painter to depict popular scenes

Posted by: camons at October 25, 2021 08:59 AM (hseQZ)

144 Willowed:
300 This coffee tastes just a little better out of the cool Ace of Spades mug I won in the drawing
Posted by: Jewells45 at October 25, 2021 07:57 AM (nxdel)

*fistbump*
Posted by: Sponge

Not sure who else donated mugs, but I sent some down, and it's making me so happy that you guys are happy with them!!!

Posted by: Toni at October 25, 2021 09:00 AM (iZ7Xk)

145 >>The Cloud. The worst idea ever.


Everything that came after Micro-Fiche was a mistake.

Posted by: garrett at October 25, 2021 09:00 AM (v0DHF)

146 Sooo, the UN called out Texas.

Good grief, that is quick. The TxMoMe just ended thirty hours ago

Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 25, 2021 09:00 AM (+LCoQ)

147 Meanwhile, at NYT, news you can use: "Leaf Blowers Destroy The Environment."
Posted by: gp Attempts To Gain Function, And Fails at October 25, 2021 08:53 AM (qpX6U)
++++
The dread two-cycle engine. Yeah, the pollute rather a lot per gallon of mix burned as compared to a four-cycle engine or an electric motor. But it's all a matter of scale. This is just yet another form of devaluing property and suburban lifesstyle.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 25, 2021 09:00 AM (DU+/6)

148 >>Meanwhile, at NYT, news you can use: "Leaf Blowers Destroy The Environment."

Coming out against the Lawncare providers. That's a brave stance.
Posted by: garrett at October 25, 2021 08:53 AM


That's practically a standing story every fall these days. Manuel Labor hardest hit.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 25, 2021 09:01 AM (m+jkK)

149 Sooo, the UN called out Texas

Fuck those blue helmet asshats in particular. They should be glad they even have building here in the states.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at October 25, 2021 09:01 AM (l1zez)

150 where are Muldoon and C.A.T. to comment on this medical mystery?
Almost exclusively young females, they say.
https://tinyurl.com/6cv6r56h
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice


*****

I think I would take any talk of tics due to Tik Tok as tacky, though tweaking a torqued neck while twerking? 'Twould be spectacular!

Posted by: Muldoon at October 25, 2021 09:01 AM (5Woea)

151 Cloud - a data center

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 25, 2021 09:01 AM (sIDEA)

152
Not sure who else donated mugs, but I sent some down, and it's making me so happy that you guys are happy with them!!!
Posted by: Toni at October 25, 2021 09:00 AM (iZ7Xk)



Mine says FIRST! on it. I feel completed.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 25, 2021 09:01 AM (Zz0t1)

153 And it's.......Muldoon, for the win!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at October 25, 2021 09:02 AM (3D/fK)

154 The Cloud. The worst idea ever.
Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 25, 2021 08:59 AM (Zz0t1)


Right?!?!?

Posted by: Lando Calrissian at October 25, 2021 09:02 AM (mZUr4)

155 >>> 146 Sooo, the UN called out Texas.

Good grief, that is quick. The TxMoMe just ended thirty hours ago
Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 25, 2021 09:00 AM (+LCoQ)

Those guys? Don't go anywhere near them.

Posted by: Rick Blaine at October 25, 2021 09:02 AM (ACi07)

156 Good grief, that is quick. The TxMoMe just ended thirty hours ago
Posted by: Reuben Hick
___

LOL!

olddog in mo, beyond some limbs on the lawn, seems so.

Now, it's 50 degrees.

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at October 25, 2021 09:02 AM (+tJ2U)

157 Doll feets.

Posted by: klaftern at October 25, 2021 09:02 AM (taPSh)

158 Cloud - a data center
Posted by: Anna Puma at October 25, 2021 09:01 AM (sIDEA)
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McCloud - a TV show

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at October 25, 2021 09:02 AM (IcPPU)

159 A capybara would make a fine addition to my ass-washing brigade.

Posted by: Admiral Levine at October 25, 2021 09:02 AM (82bNw)

160 How can the Liberals welcome those new 'Americans' from the south of the border if they are against leaf blowers?

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 25, 2021 09:03 AM (sIDEA)

161 Ok, I see what you mean.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at October 25, 2021 08:54 AM (l1zez)


But there are people who like today's art and disagree with my take on it.

It's a personal aesthetic, except for some of the modern artists who are objectively bad.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 25, 2021 09:03 AM (Q9lwr)

162 Generally, he is considered to be the first Brazilian painter to depict popular scenes

Posted by: camons at October 25, 2021 08:59 AM (hseQZ)


So? He couldn't go down to the beach and paint hot Brazilian chicks in skimpy thong bikinis?

Posted by: Archer at October 25, 2021 09:03 AM (gmo/4)

163 Good grief, that is quick. The TxMoMe just ended thirty hours ago
Posted by: Reuben Hick



They must've seen the amount of fuel I burned towing my camper home yesterday.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 25, 2021 09:03 AM (Zz0t1)

164 I'm about to fix some tea and drink it out of my Lutefiskies mug.

Lutfiskies
The Breakfast of Vikings.

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at October 25, 2021 09:03 AM (+tJ2U)

165 Growth Investor update this week. Interesting comments on Novavax. Reading this reminds me of the movie "The Big Short". Where Brad Pitt's character scolds the young investors for being excited about making money from the crash of the American economy and millions of Americans suffering.

Novavax, Inc. (NVAX) is having a rough October, as the stock has dropped more than 40% in the past four weeks. A significant leg of the recent decline occurred this week following a report that Novavax is facing production delays for its COVID-19 vaccine. The report noted that while Novavax's vaccine has a more than 90% efficacy rate, the company is struggling to produce a vaccine that meets regulators' quality standards.

1/3

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at October 25, 2021 09:04 AM (Do5/p)

166 >>> 160 How can the Liberals welcome those new 'Americans' from the south of the border if they are against leaf blowers?
Posted by: Anna Puma at October 25, 2021 09:03 AM (sIDEA)

We need nannies so we have to get them fired from XiNN's landscape companies.

Posted by: NY Times at October 25, 2021 09:04 AM (ACi07)

167 Tik Tok teens turn to tics? That's terrible.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at October 25, 2021 09:04 AM (Bmy3R)

168 The Cloud. The worst idea ever.

I have to disagree. I can show you a LOT of reasons why you want physically secured and replicated data across distributed availability zones maintained by professionals with multiple power and internet backups on standby.

My favorite one was where a shipping company stored their computer equipment running their entire logistics operation in the national head quarter's basement... And then there was a deluge that ended up flooding that basement.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 25, 2021 09:04 AM (+LCoQ)

169
It's a personal aesthetic, except for some of the modern artists who are objectively bad.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 25, 2021 09:03 AM (Q9lwr)



Pshaw.......I sell mine for THOUSANDS, bitch.

- Hunter Biden

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 25, 2021 09:04 AM (Zz0t1)

170 Novavax continued...

Interestingly, Novavax has partnered with Serum institute of India and applied to the World Health Organization for an emergency use authorization for its vaccine. If approved, the vaccine could be provided to poorer countries around the world. Novavax has also applied for regulatory authorization for its vaccine in India, Indonesia and the Philippines, as the company aims to provide vaccines to more low- and middle-income countries.

Novavax also plans to file for emergency use authorization for its vaccine in the U.S. by the end of the year. And the company still expects to produce 150 million doses of its vaccine per month by the end of the year, too. Novavax had initially committed to provide 1.1 billion doses globally.


2/3

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at October 25, 2021 09:05 AM (Do5/p)

171 Fuck those blue helmet asshats in particular.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at October 25, 2021 09:01 AM (l1zez)

I want to see them sent to Texas by the UN to enforce their verbal diarrhea.

They are rapists, not soldiers. Any decent sized Texas town could chew them up and spit them out.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 25, 2021 09:05 AM (Q9lwr)

172 Leif blowers > leaf blowers

Posted by: Leif Garrett at October 25, 2021 09:05 AM (mZUr4)

173
Have you heard the news?
Can't afford no shoes.

Posted by: Guy who relates everything to a Zappa song at October 25, 2021 09:05 AM (Tnijr)

174 Texas governor tells the U.N. to go 'pound sand'

https://tinyurl.com/234kma4k

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at October 25, 2021 09:05 AM (+tJ2U)

175 I took a week-long course in controlled burns of natural areas. One day they gave me one of those big backpack-style leaf-blowers, to clear trails before a burn. That thing was more fun than I'd had in years! I didn't want to take it off, even when it was time for bed. Next day I pointed it at the director of photography, and it accidentally discharged. Her hair was seriously mussed. They took it away from me.

Posted by: gp Attempts To Gain Function, And Fails at October 25, 2021 09:05 AM (qpX6U)

176
My favorite one was where a shipping company stored their computer equipment running their entire logistics operation in the national head quarter's basement... And then there was a deluge that ended up flooding that basement.
Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 25, 2021 09:04 AM (+LCoQ)



Hurricane Sandy flooded parts of NYC. Network substations were located in the basement of buildings that flooded.

But the generators were on the roof, so it's all good. They started and ran just fine.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 25, 2021 09:06 AM (Zz0t1)

177 Novavax continued...

Still, I know the volatility in NVAX shares have been a bitter pill to swallow in recent weeks. You may recall that when I originally added NVAX to the Buy List I noted it was an Aggressive, more volatile stock -- and the company was on the verge of turning a profit. The outlook for third-quarter results is a little disappointing, with analysts' looking for an earnings per share loss of $3.91. But the outlook brightens more long term, as fourth-quarter earnings are expected to surge 213.7% year-over-year.

So, for now, I recommend that we continue to hold NVAX. Rest assured, if the stock continues to grow even more volatile, we will look for a window of strength and exit the stock on a bounce. Hold NVAX.


3/3

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at October 25, 2021 09:06 AM (Do5/p)

178 Those blue helmets make very good targets.

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at October 25, 2021 09:06 AM (+tJ2U)

179 @147

>>The dread two-cycle engine. Yeah, the pollute rather a lot per gallon of mix burned as compared to a four-cycle engine or an electric motor. But it's all a matter of scale. This is just yet another form of devaluing property and suburban lifesstyle.


The worlds combined leaf blowers probably add 0.0000001 pct to "pollution," the Private Jets of the Party of Davos attending Climate Summits on the other hand!

Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 25, 2021 09:06 AM (X23mI)

180 ... began carving his thumb, a rhythm of misery, goddam, shthwack, blood, goddam, baby, thwack, blood, flesh, goddam.
Posted by: ZOD FAULKNER


*****

Nicely done!

Posted by: Muldoon at October 25, 2021 09:06 AM (5Woea)

181 Fuck those blue helmet asshats in particular. They should be glad they even have building here in the states.
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at October 25, 2021 09:01 AM (l1zez)

I would assume our Intel agencies have that place bugged eight ways or more. Of course I also assume our Intel agencies don't have their hands full with the School Board Dissidents.

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Innocent Souls, I'm starvin' over here at October 25, 2021 09:07 AM (u1eUk)

182 Not sure who else donated mugs, but I sent some down, and it's making me so happy that you guys are happy with them!!!

They were great! My husband asked me what willowed meant. I explained but he just walked away muttering you all are a weird bunch! lol!

Posted by: Jewells45 at October 25, 2021 09:07 AM (nxdel)

183 It may not be high art, but when I saw the top half of the picture when I opened the page I did say to myself that it looked like Ferraz de Almeda
Paintings also tell stories, and if the context is missing the stories don't get through. A painting without a story is just a pretty picture.

That knife looks like a "Facon" which is a typical general duty knife also used to settle disputes in Southern Brazil and Argentina. Mr. Tobacco cutter is probably a pretty tough guy, but he's got a smile on too.
(I passed on a chance to buy a facon once because I didn't know what it was at the time. )

Posted by: Kindltot at October 25, 2021 09:07 AM (KbLYZ)

184
Went to buy
some cheap detergent
Some emergent nation
got my load

Posted by: Guy who relates everything to a Zappa song at October 25, 2021 09:07 AM (Tnijr)

185 I'm about to fix some tea and drink it out of my Lutefiskies mug.

Lutfiskies
The Breakfast of Vikings.
Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at October 25,

Lutefisk is an annual tradition around these parts. As long as it's smothered in white gravy on toast and you're hammered at 9:00 a.m. it's great!

Posted by: Minnfidel at October 25, 2021 09:07 AM (k1l77)

186 "Growth Investor update this week."

Value investor update: XLE petroleum fund. 4% dividend, climbing like a rocket, still cheap. Petroleum is the Miracle Mineral. Please buy some today! You'll miss it when it's gone.

Posted by: gp Attempts To Gain Function, And Fails at October 25, 2021 09:08 AM (qpX6U)

187 ... This is a skilled laborer in the developing world working with his hands to satisfy the appetites of wealthy Westerners while earning so little that he cannot even afford shoes. ...

Posted by: Your Kid's Art Appreciation Professor


But Professor, isn't it Western Hegemony or White, uh excuse me, "white" Privilege or something else bad to assume that non-white people even want shoes the same way white people do?

Posted by: Art Appreciation Student at October 25, 2021 09:08 AM (nfrXX)

188 The worlds combined leaf blowers probably add 0.0000001 pct to "pollution," the Private Jets of the Party of Davos attending Climate Summits on the other hand!
Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 25, 2021 09:06 AM (X23mI)
++++
Yeah. It's just a multi-front war against the normals by the power class.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 25, 2021 09:08 AM (DU+/6)

189 They were great! My husband asked me what willowed meant. I explained but he just walked away muttering you all are a weird bunch! lol!
Posted by: Jewells45
___

Then I'm gonna have a lot of explaining to do about my mug.

"What's Lutefiskies?"

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at October 25, 2021 09:08 AM (+tJ2U)

190 Perhaps the artist didn't like working in the hot sunlight. Or maybe he didn't smoke?

Posted by: Eromero at October 25, 2021 09:08 AM (0OP+5)

191 But...it doesn't grab me and it doesn't suggest that the artist was passionate or tremendously involved.

He was busy stealing Caipira's shoes.

Posted by: JT at October 25, 2021 09:09 AM (arJlL)

192 The UN isn't going anywhere that their blue helmet rent-a-troops can't have quick sex with underage kids.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 25, 2021 09:09 AM (sIDEA)

193 hiya

Posted by: JT at October 25, 2021 09:09 AM (arJlL)

194 ... This is a skilled laborer in the developing world working with his hands to satisfy the appetites of wealthy Westerners while earning so little that he cannot even afford shoes. ...


Give that man a leaf blower! - Westchester Liberal

Posted by: Archer at October 25, 2021 09:09 AM (gmo/4)

195 The man handed the actor the gun.
"It's cold," he said.
"You union people. Always complain about the set," he said. "Go get a jacket," he said.
"No," the man said. "The gun. It is cold. It is not loaded."
The actor looked at the gun and then at the man. Then he looked at the young girl behind the camera. Then he looked at the gun again.
"I have been around guns all my life," he said. "I know guns."
"Fake guns," the man replied. He did not like the actor.
"Real guns," the actor said. "Believe me."
Then he aimed the gun at the girl's head and pulled the trigger. The gun barked and the girl's head split like a ripe melon. The mouth-part of the melon said Aah. Then everything was quiet.
"I'm going to go put on a jacket," the man said.
"Real gun," the actor muttered.

Posted by: ZOD HEMINGWAY at October 25, 2021 09:09 AM (xK9An)

196
He was busy stealing Caipira's shoes.
Posted by: JT at October 25, 2021 09:09 AM (arJlL)



All the terrorists in all the world, I gotta kill one that has feet smaller than my sister......

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 25, 2021 09:10 AM (Zz0t1)

197 Eromero!

We got home safely last night, just in time for the tornado sirens to go off.

After a brief stint in the basement, we went to bed.

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at October 25, 2021 09:10 AM (+tJ2U)

198
Sooo, the UN called out Texas.

_________

*shudders*

Maybe we'll be expelled from the Union.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 25, 2021 09:10 AM (/U27+)

199 Was there a Hampster Mug?

Posted by: garrett at October 25, 2021 09:10 AM (v0DHF)

200 Cloud - a data center
Posted by: Anna Puma at October 25, 2021 09:01 AM (sIDEA)
------
McCloud - a TV show
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at October 25, 2021 09:02 AM


MacLeod - a highlander.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 25, 2021 09:10 AM (m+jkK)

201 They were great! My husband asked me what willowed meant. I explained but he just walked away muttering you all are a weird bunch! lol!
Posted by: Jewells45 at October 25, 2021 09:07 AM (nxdel)


Whatever happened to our Willow? I miss her.

Posted by: Emmie at October 25, 2021 09:10 AM (6RgRK)

202 Hi JT!
Anna!

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at October 25, 2021 09:10 AM (+tJ2U)

203 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 25, 2021 09:03 AM (Q9lwr)

Yeah, I like that you can still go to various galleries that seem to 'specialize' in certain types of art.

AS an example, the museum of western art is right down the road from the modern in Ft. Worth. Remington to Murakami in the space of two city blocks.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at October 25, 2021 09:10 AM (l1zez)

204 where are Muldoon and C.A.T. to comment on this medical mystery?
Almost exclusively young females, they say.
https://tinyurl.com/6cv6r56h
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

Hmmm. Take a group of people who crave social validation and have short attention spans fed by continuous screen borne entertainment, isolate them from their peers and give them a social platform designed on quick changing high energy videos, then wonder why they develop tics.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 25, 2021 09:11 AM (IzKvI)

205 Whatever happened to our Willow? I miss her.
Posted by: Emmie
___

So do I.

I miss creeper also.

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at October 25, 2021 09:11 AM (+tJ2U)

206 Tornado sirens?

Well that certainly is an exciting way to cap a MoMe. *pauses* Maybe too much.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 25, 2021 09:11 AM (sIDEA)

207
Ot maybe we'll be invaded by a UN Liberation Force!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 25, 2021 09:11 AM (/U27+)

208 Cloud - a data center
Posted by: Anna Puma at October 25, 2021 09:01 AM (sIDEA)
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McCloud - a TV show
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at October 25, 2021 09:02 AM

MacLeod - a highlander.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 25, 2021 09:10 AM (m+jkK)

McCoy - He's dead, Jim.

Posted by: Archer at October 25, 2021 09:12 AM (gmo/4)

209 Leaf-blowers impede the Rake's Progress.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at October 25, 2021 09:12 AM (UHVv4)

210 Cloud - a data center
Posted by: Anna Puma
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McCloud - a TV show
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea
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MacLeod - a highlander.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState
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Do - a deer, a female deer

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 25, 2021 09:12 AM (KZzsI)

211 Take one of todays kids and make them sit on a 12 hour plane ride with no electronic media.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 25, 2021 09:12 AM (IzKvI)

212 ZOD IMPERIAL.
Posted by: ZOD at October 25, 2021 08:50 AM


*considers comment*

*considers nic*

*notes adjectival addition*

*nods*

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 25, 2021 09:13 AM (m+jkK)

213 Cloud - a data center
Posted by: Anna Puma at October 25, 2021 09:01 AM (sIDEA)
------
McCloud - a TV show
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at October 25, 2021 09:02 AM

MacLeod - a highlander.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 25, 2021 09:10 AM (m+jkK)

McCoy - He's dead, Jim.

Slim Jim- A snack

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at October 25, 2021 09:13 AM (3D/fK)

214 But Professor, isn't it Western Hegemony or White, uh excuse me, "white" Privilege or something else bad to assume that non-white people even want shoes the same way white people do?
Posted by: Art Appreciation Student at October 25, 2021 09:08 AM (nfrXX)
++++
In a truly foreign culture this may be a cogent point. It depends on whether shoes and protective clothing are valued by that culture. Most cultures do have that in their value systems, so it is a safe assumption.

In this case, however, it is not that straightforward. This is a Latin culture that is in the new world (implied by the fact that the scene shows tobacco work) and so the culture itself is the result of colonialism. The relative low power position of the culture due to supremacy and hegemony doesn't negate the fact that the culture itself is the result of yet more hegemony and racism by other colonial forces. As a result, we can know that this culture shares major elements with the colonial culture that created it through oppression, and one element is shoes which are common to all European cultures.

Great question, though. Thank you.

Posted by: Your Kid's Art Appreciation Professor at October 25, 2021 09:13 AM (DU+/6)

215 McRib

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 25, 2021 09:13 AM (IzKvI)

216 They were great! My husband asked me what willowed meant. I explained but he just walked away muttering you all are a weird bunch! lol!

Posted by: Jewells45 at October 25, 2021 09:07 AM

What *does* "willowed" mean?

I know what it means (comment left at the end of a thread when a new thread has just been posted, so no one is going to see it in the now old thread).

But how did it get coined? Was the commenter willow constantly leaving comments in old threads when new threads were starting?

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at October 25, 2021 09:13 AM (Do5/p)

217 Tornado sirens?

Well that certainly is an exciting way to cap a MoMe. *pauses* Maybe too much.
Posted by: Anna Puma
___

lol, IKR?

Fortunately, no damage was done beyond a few tree limbs scattered on the lawn.

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at October 25, 2021 09:13 AM (+tJ2U)

218 Leaf-blowers impede the Rake's Progress.
Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at October 25, 2021 09:12 AM


*golf clap*

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 25, 2021 09:13 AM (m+jkK)

219 I disagree regarding the painting, though. Its art. It evokes a feeling of place and time and a sense of something beyond the image. Art should give a sense of the transcendent, it should show more than the image, or song.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 25, 2021 09:14 AM (KZzsI)

220 But how did it get coined? Was the commenter willow constantly leaving comments in old threads when new threads were starting?
Posted by: Clyde Shelton
___

Yep.

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at October 25, 2021 09:14 AM (+tJ2U)

221

MacLeod - a highlander.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 25, 2021 09:10 AM (m+jkK)

McCoy - He's dead, Jim.

Slim Jim- A snack
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at October 25, 2021 09:13 AM (3D/fK)


Hacksaw Jim Duggan - Car cutter

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 25, 2021 09:14 AM (Zz0t1)

222 Tantalizing new exhibition at the National Gallery, if you love Dutch art...

https://tinyurl.com/4dwxhmvs


As an aside, remember the days when Americans could visit the capital city, without fear of having your image captured and stored in multiple government databases? I would love to visit the National Gallery again, but the cost of going to DC is forbidding.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 25, 2021 09:14 AM (pKGhf)

223 "But how did it get coined? Was the commenter willow constantly leaving comments in old threads when new threads were starting?"

That was it, exactly.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at October 25, 2021 09:14 AM (3D/fK)

224 Do - a deer, a female deer

Mairzy dotes and dozey dotes and little lamzy divey. A kiddle e divey too.

This is known.

Posted by: ZOD at October 25, 2021 09:14 AM (xK9An)

225 Treasury Secretary Yellen was far more careful in her wording than Pelosi. The reason being that a wealth tax is likely to be found unconstitutional.

Q: Is this a wealth tax?

A: My guess is no because it's a tax on gains, not wealth.

This is one of those 'it sounds great the first year' kind of taxes, but if the market dives (like so many have predicted) the accumulated losses the second year will leave a huge hole in revenues.
This then leads to Congress trying to make sure the Billionaires keep making capital gains, which leads to an even larger 'income inequality'.

Posted by: Colon Kaepernick at October 25, 2021 09:14 AM (RHGPo)

226 UN "called out " Texas at instigation of US ambassador, no doubt.

Posted by: runner at October 25, 2021 09:14 AM (mHOXD)

227 Was the commenter willow constantly leaving comments in old threads when new threads were starting?

Basically. She had a tendency to comment just when a new post went up, so everyone moved on and ignored her or didn't see it. It happened a lot to her.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 25, 2021 09:14 AM (KZzsI)

228 McRib
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 25, 2021 09:13 AM (IzKvI)



LOL.

Posted by: Arby's at October 25, 2021 09:14 AM (Zz0t1)

229 Look at the big brain on Clyde! Must be the Purdue education.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 25, 2021 09:15 AM (IzKvI)

230 The UN isn't going anywhere that their blue helmet rent-a-troops can't have quick sex with underage kids.
Posted by: Anna Puma at October 25, 2021 09:09 AM (sIDEA)
++++
Plenty of them coming over the border as "unaccompanied minors." They can be routed to the Blue Helmet camps to act as comfort children.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 25, 2021 09:15 AM (DU+/6)

231 But how did it get coined? Was the commenter willow constantly leaving comments in old threads when new threads were starting?
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at October 25, 2021 09:13 AM (Do5/p)
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This is correct

Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at October 25, 2021 09:15 AM (t3Uk0)

232 Shouldn't she be focusing on Sudan or something?

Posted by: runner at October 25, 2021 09:15 AM (mHOXD)

233 >>> 220 But how did it get coined? Was the commenter willow constantly leaving comments in old threads when new threads were starting?
Posted by: Clyde Shelton
___

Yep.
Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at October 25, 2021 09:14 AM (+tJ2U)

SEE, I DON'T HAVE TO EXPLAIN EVERYTHING!

Posted by: BEN ROTHLESSBERGERER at October 25, 2021 09:15 AM (ACi07)

234 McRib
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 25, 2021 09:13 AM (IzKvI)


T-minus 7 days until it returns!!

Posted by: Doof at October 25, 2021 09:15 AM (mZUr4)

235 >>Treasury Secretary Yellen was far more careful in her wording than Pelosi.


Pelosi.

Who claimed that they were going to raise 2 Trillion Dollars by Taxing the Billionaires?

Yeah. Not a high bar, was it?

Posted by: garrett at October 25, 2021 09:15 AM (v0DHF)

236 That's a big ass knife for that task. Just sayin'

Posted by: steevy at October 25, 2021 09:16 AM (CYnTg)

237 My favorite one was where a shipping company stored their computer equipment running their entire logistics operation in the national head quarter's basement... And then there was a deluge that ended up flooding that basement.

There's a middle ground between "all your eggs in one basement" and "Google/Amazon/MS are doing God knows what with your data".

Posted by: Ian S. at October 25, 2021 09:16 AM (ZGrMX)

238 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 25, 2021 09:14 AM (KZzsI)

What transcendent theme or sense?

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at October 25, 2021 09:16 AM (l1zez)

239 Here is a hint: If the billionaires are agreeable to the wealth tax, it means they will make a shit ton of money from it.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 25, 2021 09:16 AM (IzKvI)

240 This is one of those 'it sounds great the first year' kind of taxes, but if the market dives (like so many have predicted) the accumulated losses the second year will leave a huge hole in revenues.
This then leads to Congress trying to make sure the Billionaires keep making capital gains, which leads to an even larger 'income inequality'.
Posted by: Colon Kaepernick at October 25, 2021 09:14 AM (RHGPo)
++++
Why do you assume that an unrealized gains tax will be offset by an unrealized loss write-off? They can just make it one-sided. And it'll really be a killer when people wake up one day and find that their real estate appreciation on the primary residence has been added to the tax schedule...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 25, 2021 09:16 AM (DU+/6)

241 >>230 The UN isn't going anywhere that their blue helmet rent-a-troops can't have quick sex with underage kids. Posted by: Anna Puma at October 25, 2021 09:09 AM (sIDEA)

Huh. I thought they were eunuchs.

Learn something every day.

Posted by: ZOD at October 25, 2021 09:16 AM (xK9An)

242 I miss Willow
Any news from / on her?

Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser at October 25, 2021 09:16 AM (EGSGm)

243 Hiya SMH !

Posted by: JT at October 25, 2021 09:16 AM (arJlL)

244 McRib
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy


"Muh Crib, yo"
--MTV

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 25, 2021 09:17 AM (KZzsI)

245 There are 614 Billionaires in America.


Do that Math.

Posted by: garrett at October 25, 2021 09:17 AM (v0DHF)

246 I've been checked out (blessedly) for a couple of days. Are "they" seriously floating a plan to tax (i)unrealized(/i) gains? Securities? Real estate?!?

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at October 25, 2021 09:17 AM (lGrs1)

247 He's King of the Road!

Posted by: Count de Monet, IF, Unvaccinated Kulak-American at October 25, 2021 09:17 AM (4I/2K)

248 Cloud - a data center
Posted by: Anna Puma
McCloud - a TV show
Posted by: Captain Obvious,
MacLeod - a highlander.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState

******

Clyde - an orangutan

Posted by: Muldoon at October 25, 2021 09:17 AM (5Woea)

249 Let's cut the artist some slack. Sometimes you just got to get some product out there. I like it, nice knife.

Posted by: From that time at October 25, 2021 09:17 AM (4780s)

250 Not having the McRib available 24-7-365 is racist.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at October 25, 2021 09:17 AM (Bmy3R)

251 A tax on gains will lead to them eventually coming for your 401(k).


Posted by: Archer at October 25, 2021 09:17 AM (gmo/4)

252 Basically. She had a tendency to comment just when a new post went up, so everyone moved on and ignored her or didn't see it. It happened a lot to her.

In fairness to her, this is the only blog on the Internet where it's considered gauche to post on threads as soon as a new one goes up. One of the many charming features of Pixy's circa-1997 technology.

Posted by: Ian S. at October 25, 2021 09:17 AM (ZGrMX)

253 >>> 245 There are 614 Billionaires in America.


Do that Math.
Posted by: garrett at October 25, 2021 09:17 AM (v0DHF)

No.

Posted by: AoS Style Guide at October 25, 2021 09:18 AM (ACi07)

254 Look at the big brain on Clyde! Must be the Purdue education.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 25, 2021 09:15 AM

Hah, yep. 20 years later, I can figure out in-jokes on AoSHQ. World class education. Money well spent.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at October 25, 2021 09:18 AM (Do5/p)

255 The reason being that a wealth tax is likely to be found unconstitutional.

...

LOL
O
L

Posted by: Justice Roberts at October 25, 2021 09:18 AM (v/+t1)

256 There are 614 Billionaires in America.


Do that Math.
Posted by: garrett

ONE........

Posted by: JT at October 25, 2021 09:18 AM (arJlL)

257 unrealized

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at October 25, 2021 09:18 AM (lGrs1)

258 >>249 Let's cut the artist some slack. Sometimes you just got to get some product out there. I like it, nice knife. Posted by: From that time at October 25, 2021 09:17 AM (4780s)

Let's cut the artist.

Posted by: ZOD at October 25, 2021 09:18 AM (xK9An)

259 ******

Clyde - an orangutan
Posted by: Muldoon at October 25, 2021 09:17 AM (5Woea)



No shittin', pissin', fartin' or pickin' your ass.......

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 25, 2021 09:18 AM (Zz0t1)

260 There are 614 Billionaires in America.

There are 320 million Americans! They could give each american 2 billion dollars!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 25, 2021 09:18 AM (IzKvI)

261 Here is a hint: If the billionaires are agreeable to the wealth tax, it means they will make a shit ton of money from it.

This. The biggest lie the Left tells is that they're "hurting billionaires" with this stuff, when they *are* the billionaires and obviously won't do anything that hurts themselves.

Posted by: Ian S. at October 25, 2021 09:19 AM (ZGrMX)

262 >>Look at the big brain on Clyde! Must be the Purdue education.


When he's not making Boilers, he is just showing off.

Posted by: garrett at October 25, 2021 09:19 AM (v0DHF)

263 A tax on gains will lead to them eventually coming for your 401(k).


Posted by: Archer at October 25, 2021 09:17 AM (gmo/4)

And that's the real target, not the measly 600 billionaires.


Posted by: Archer at October 25, 2021 09:19 AM (gmo/4)

264 "That's a big ass knife for that task. Just sayin'"

That was a bum season for tobacco, and the leaves were small. Most years the plants are big enough and vicious enough to eat two men. Hence the big knife.

Posted by: gp Attempts To Gain Function, And Fails at October 25, 2021 09:19 AM (qpX6U)

265 >>There are 320 million Americans! They could give each american 2 billion dollars! Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 25, 2021 09:18 AM (IzKvI)

Carry the one.

Posted by: ZOD at October 25, 2021 09:19 AM (xK9An)

266 I would assume our Intel agencies have that place bugged eight ways or more. Of course I also assume our Intel agencies don't have their hands full with the School Board Dissidents.

Screw that, I want hidden speakers, not microphones. Whisper all kinds of subversive things into their subconscious. Get them imagining all sorts of things with subliminal messages.

I want downright insanity on display when they hang out in the UN!

oh wait, that idea apparently has already been deployed.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 25, 2021 09:19 AM (+LCoQ)

267 What transcendent theme or sense?

Look at how hot and dry it is, you can almost feel the heat waves. Everything is bleached and burnt by the sun, including the man in the center, who has skin the color of the mud of the building. But he's unbothered by the blazing heat of the desert, part of it. He's been touched by all of it and passed through and is going through with the ordinary acts of life as if hes become part of the desert. He's a survivor and despite the inhospitable conditions is at peace with it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 25, 2021 09:19 AM (KZzsI)

268 >>> 263 A tax on gains will lead to them eventually coming for your 401(k).
Posted by: Archer at October 25, 2021 09:17 AM (gmo/4)

And that's the real target, not the measly 600 billionaires.
Posted by: Archer at October 25, 2021 09:19 AM (gmo/4)

"eventually"

*tee hee*

Posted by: Nancy Pelosi at October 25, 2021 09:20 AM (ACi07)

269 where have you gone backwardsboy ?

Posted by: memin_pinguin at October 25, 2021 09:20 AM (oSX/P)

270 Clyde, we were almost classmates. I was accepted to Purdue engineering, would have started in 94. Went to the AF to find myself instead. Still looking.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 25, 2021 09:20 AM (IzKvI)

271 I've been checked out (blessedly) for a couple of days. Are "they" seriously floating a plan to tax (i)unrealized(/i) gains? Securities? Real estate?!?

Yes, they are.

Posted by: Ian S. at October 25, 2021 09:20 AM (ZGrMX)

272 Well there is always the Democrat's Plastic Tax which would impose a 20 cent tax per pound on all newly made plastic.

They want to reduce the waste. Sure.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 25, 2021 09:20 AM (sIDEA)

273 I love that a few NBA players insist on being a thorn in the NBA's side.

Enes Kanter is a professional basketball player from Turkey who has come out strongly against the "Heartless Dictator of China, XI JINPING and the Communist Party of China."

https://tinyurl.com/7x39e6j2

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at October 25, 2021 09:20 AM (+tJ2U)

274 "Cloud - a data center
Posted by: Anna Puma
McCloud - a TV show
Posted by: Captain Obvious,
MacLeod - a highlander.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState

******

Clyde - an orangutan"

Hotdog: a sandwich.

Posted by: Jonah Goldberg at October 25, 2021 09:20 AM (qpX6U)

275 Those tik tok fan young girls go into withdrawal within 5 min of being away from tik tok. It's a chemical condition at this point. It's probably really unpleasant. Dune is goofy you nerds but a Butlerian Jihad is required.

Posted by: Thesokorus at October 25, 2021 09:21 AM (1ais2)

276 I think worst case, this tax on unrealized gains will cause people to sell to realize those gains (and also pay the tax). The increase in trading will cause the financial industry profits to skyrocket.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 25, 2021 09:21 AM (Y5qcH)

277 >> I was accepted to Purdue engineering, would have started in 94.


This guy is barely 29!

Posted by: garrett at October 25, 2021 09:21 AM (v0DHF)

278 Clyde - an orangutan
---------------------
Dr Zaius running sand-fly experiments on humans.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at October 25, 2021 09:21 AM (UHVv4)

279 Texas doesn't seem to want to let me go.
Plane is broke dick.

Posted by: RI Red at October 25, 2021 09:21 AM (L5e/8)

280 "What transcendent theme or sense?

Look at how hot and dry it is, you can almost feel the heat waves. Everything is bleached and burnt by the sun, including the man in the center, who has skin the color of the mud of the building. But he's unbothered by the blazing heat of the desert, part of it. He's been touched by all of it and passed through and is going through with the ordinary acts of life as if hes become part of the desert. He's a survivor and despite the inhospitable conditions is at peace with it."

Nah. It's a metaphor.

Posted by: gp Champions Decrementalism at October 25, 2021 09:22 AM (qpX6U)

281 >>> 272 Well there is always the Democrat's Plastic Tax which would impose a 20 cent tax per pound on all newly made plastic.

They want to reduce the waste. Sure.
Posted by: Anna Puma at October 25, 2021 09:20 AM (sIDEA)

Depends on what you consider waste.

Posted by: Great Resetters at October 25, 2021 09:22 AM (ACi07)

282 Do - a deer, a female deer

Mairzy dotes and dozey dotes and little lamzy divey. A kiddle e divey too.

This is known.
Posted by: ZOD at October 25, 2021 09:14 AM


Portrait of Zod as a young commenter.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 25, 2021 09:22 AM (m+jkK)

283 >>I think worst case, this tax on unrealized gains will cause people to sell to realize those gains (and also pay the tax).


More likely they will not invest at all.

Posted by: garrett at October 25, 2021 09:22 AM (v0DHF)

284 RI Red!

Oh well, guess you'll have to stay.

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at October 25, 2021 09:22 AM (+tJ2U)

285 Texas doesn't seem to want to let me go.
Plane is broke dick.
Posted by: RI Red at October 25, 2021 09:21 AM (L5e/8



Sorry to hear that. Hope they don't leave you sitting on the runway for 4 hours with no snacks or bathroom breaks.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 25, 2021 09:22 AM (Zz0t1)

286 At least it isn't brokeback.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 25, 2021 09:22 AM (IzKvI)

287 230 The UN isn't going anywhere that their blue helmet rent-a-troops can't have quick sex with underage kids. Posted by: Anna Puma at October 25, 2021 09:09 AM (sIDEA)

Huh. I thought they were eunuchs.


the UN troops are the eunuchs who round up and broker the children to the Elite. The Party members don't want sloppy seconds, they want the cherry.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 25, 2021 09:22 AM (+LCoQ)

288 Caipira thinks "fucka dis chit, I'ma go drug trade.


( 2 hours from home)

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 25, 2021 09:22 AM (uOCtI)

289 Much prefer to see the Gorillas use Fauci as a target.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 25, 2021 09:22 AM (sIDEA)

290 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 25, 2021 09:19 AM (KZzsI)

Similar to my initial impression. I see a simple man of simple means, living in a simple setting. And content.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at October 25, 2021 09:23 AM (l1zez)

291 276 I think worst case, this tax on unrealized gains will cause people to sell to realize those gains (and also pay the tax). The increase in trading will cause the financial industry profits to skyrocket.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 25, 2021 09:21 AM (Y5qcH)

Borrowing would seem the smartest approach.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at October 25, 2021 09:23 AM (z5Vrg)

292 More likely they will not invest at all.

Right. This is blowback from the GameStop thing - they want to kick the little people out of the market, lest they reveal the "masters of the universe" are naked and have tiny dicks.

Posted by: Ian S. at October 25, 2021 09:23 AM (ZGrMX)

293 My favorite one was where a shipping company stored their computer equipment running their entire logistics operation in the national head quarter's basement... And then there was a deluge that ended up flooding that basement.
Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 25, 2021 09:04 AM (+LCoQ)

Gee, another case of bad luck.

Posted by: Texas Medical Center, Basement generators during TS Allison at October 25, 2021 09:23 AM (4I/2K)

294 197 Eromero!

We got home safely last night, just in time for the tornado sirens to go off.

After a brief stint in the basement, we went to bed.

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at October 25, 2021 09:10 AM
We got home in time to beat the Baptists to Loggins for dinner. Everything normal except MadisonTheCat a bit standoffish. You and Ex-Ex must 'Endeavor
To Persevere.'.

Posted by: Eromero at October 25, 2021 09:23 AM (0OP+5)

295 Clyde, we were almost classmates. I was accepted to Purdue engineering, would have started in 94. Went to the AF to find myself instead. Still looking.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 25, 2021 09:20 AM

Wow, small world! I found myself in college. Didn't like what I found. Ran away screaming.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at October 25, 2021 09:23 AM (Do5/p)

296 What will it take for Mengelecrat Anthony Fauci to be removed and tried?

Posted by: N.L. Urker, the Phillips screwdriver of the gods at October 25, 2021 09:23 AM (cSyAR)

297 Clyde - an orangutan
Posted by: Muldoon at October 25, 2021 09:17 AM


dafuq?

Posted by: Clyde the Camel at October 25, 2021 09:23 AM (m+jkK)

298 Make new plastic as expensive as recycled plastic. Genius!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 25, 2021 09:23 AM (IzKvI)

299 Much prefer to see the Gorillas use Fauci as a target.
Posted by: Anna Puma at October 25, 2021 09:22 AM (sIDEA)



I think we should starve a pack of beagles for a few days then lock them in a room with Fauci and see what happens.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 25, 2021 09:24 AM (Zz0t1)

300 >>>Well there is always the Democrat's Plastic Tax which would impose a 20 cent tax per pound on all newly made plastic.

They want to reduce the waste. Sure.
Posted by: Anna Puma


They want to reduce businesses and jobs, so more people will latch onto the government dole. They're turning America into a communist country without firing a shot.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at October 25, 2021 09:24 AM (XSRBF)

301
They want to reduce the waste. Sure.
Posted by: Anna Puma at October 25, 2021 09:20 AM (sIDEA)

__________

There are two and only two things you can do with used plastic.

1) Recycle to something of lower value.
2) Toss it into a refining process.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 25, 2021 09:24 AM (/U27+)

302 Well there is always the Democrat's Plastic Tax which would impose a 20 cent tax per pound on all newly made plastic.

They want to reduce the waste. Sure.


What you get is even thinner cheap plastic goods.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 25, 2021 09:24 AM (+LCoQ)

303 Borrowing would seem the smartest approach.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at October 25, 2021 09:23 AM (z5Vrg)
++++
Which encumbers more assets and adds to the total of the big banks. Selling will make them do well on fees or borrowing lets them do well on interest and getting a claim on capital. Win/win.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 25, 2021 09:24 AM (DU+/6)

304 (2 hours from home)
Posted by: Berserker
___

So glad you're almost home safe.

Tell your wonderful wife I said hi.
She is a gem.

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at October 25, 2021 09:25 AM (+tJ2U)

305 >>>What will it take for Mengelecrat Anthony Fauci to be removed and tried?
Posted by: N.L. Urker, the Phillips screwdriver of the gods


Never going to happen. He will be in that position for life, and unaccountable to anyone.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at October 25, 2021 09:25 AM (XSRBF)

306 I think we should starve a pack of beagles for a few days then lock them in a room with Fauci and see what happens.

How about a pack of Tibetan Mastiffs, but starve them three days.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 25, 2021 09:25 AM (KZzsI)

307 There are two and only two things you can do with used plastic.


Can't we chop up democrats and recycle them instead?

Posted by: Archer at October 25, 2021 09:25 AM (gmo/4)

308 >> (2 hours from home)
Posted by: Berserker


Somewhere in the swamps of Jersey?

Posted by: garrett at October 25, 2021 09:26 AM (v0DHF)

309 Many years ago I happened to hear a talk jock propose that the then current fad of banning smoking was an infringement on personal liberty. I hated smoke so I agreed with that majority if not unanimity of his listeners that he was full of shit. Today I look back on that and see that he was right and I was wrong. The camel was sticking his nose under the tent.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at October 25, 2021 09:26 AM (d9FiS)

310 We got home in time to beat the Baptists to Loggins for dinner. Everything normal except MadisonTheCat a bit standoffish. You and Ex-Ex must 'Endeavor
To Persevere.'.
Posted by: Eromero
___

We try, every day, lol.

He's at work now and will be picking the kittehs up from their kitty hotel on his way home.

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at October 25, 2021 09:27 AM (+tJ2U)

311 What will it take for Mengelecrat Anthony Fauci to be removed and tried?
Posted by: N.L. Urker, the Phillips screwdriver of the gods at October 25, 2021 09:23 AM (cSyAR)

Same thing it would take for any member of the ruling class. Regime change. These people are above the law.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 25, 2021 09:27 AM (/KPLX)

312 Can't we chop up democrats and recycle them instead?

Pelosi would become a Superfund site...

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 25, 2021 09:27 AM (sIDEA)

313 >>I think we should starve a pack of beagles for a few days then lock them in a room with Fauci and see what happens.Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 25, 2021 09:24 AM (Zz0t1)

I think we should deprive a pack of middle-aged sex tourists of boy-ass for a few days then lock them in a room in the basement of Mike's Thai Lucky Good-Time Boomboom Disco Milk Bar with Fauci and see what happens.

Posted by: ZOD at October 25, 2021 09:27 AM (xK9An)

314 I think we should starve a pack of beagles for a few days then lock them in a room with Fauci and see what happens.

According to cops who've found dead people on wellness checks, dogs will eat you if they get really hungry first. Cats will eat you if they're bored.

Posted by: Ian S. at October 25, 2021 09:27 AM (ZGrMX)

315 "There are two and only two things you can do with used plastic."

You can glue macaroni and glitter to it, thereby creating beautiful and valuable craft artifacts.

Posted by: gp Champions Decrementalism at October 25, 2021 09:27 AM (qpX6U)

316 What will it take for Mengelecrat Anthony Fauci to be removed and tried?
Posted by: N.L. Urker, the Phillips screwdriver of the gods


Never going to happen. He will be in that position for life, and unaccountable to anyone.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at October 25, 2021 09:25 AM (XSRBF)

Pretty much. Sigh

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 25, 2021 09:28 AM (GPwVZ)

317 It's a biologic-weapons missile. These assholes worship it; call it the FauWuchi!

Posted by: George Taylor at October 25, 2021 09:28 AM (UHVv4)

318 315 "There are two and only two things you can do with used plastic."

You can glue macaroni and glitter to it, thereby creating beautiful and valuable craft artifacts.
Posted by: gp Champions Decrementalism at October 25, 2021 09:27 AM (qpX6U)

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I'm 93.4% sure that this is a form of white supremacy.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the 30s with John Ford at October 25, 2021 09:28 AM (LvTSG)

319 I think at one time, BackwardsBoy had plans to attend the TXMoMe. I assume since we didn't hear about it, he wasn't there.

Posted by: Emmie at October 25, 2021 09:28 AM (6RgRK)

320 "There are two and only two things you can do with used plastic."

You can burn it. Some plastics make those cool black soot parachute thingies that float around.

Posted by: gp Champions Decrementalism at October 25, 2021 09:29 AM (qpX6U)

321 >>I think we should starve a pack of beagles for a few days then lock them in a room with Fauci and see what happens.Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 25, 2021 09:24 AM (Zz0t1)

I think we should deprive a pack of middle-aged sex tourists of boy-ass for a few days then lock them in a room in the basement of Mike's Thai Lucky Good-Time Boomboom Disco Milk Bar with Fauci and see what happens.
Posted by: ZOD at October 25, 2021 09:27 AM (xK9An)

That's disturbingly specific.

Posted by: Count de Monet, IF, Unvaccinated Kulak-American at October 25, 2021 09:29 AM (4I/2K)

322 According to cops who've found dead people on wellness checks, dogs will eat you if they get really hungry first. Cats will eat you if they're bored.

Cats are a lot more self sufficient, they can find food in bugs and mice and such if they have to. Dogs are hunters, but they need a pack or a lot more space and bigger game. Plus they've been bred to be mindlessly dependent.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 25, 2021 09:29 AM (KZzsI)

323 "I'm 93.4% sure that this is a form of white supremacy."

Well, natch. I learned it in the Cub Scouts.

Posted by: gp Champions Decrementalism at October 25, 2021 09:30 AM (qpX6U)

324 According to cops who've found dead people on wellness checks, dogs will eat you if they get really hungry first. Cats will eat you if they're bored.
Posted by: Ian S. at October 25, 2021 09:27 AM (ZGrMX)


I think you are our resident expert on domestic animals eating their dead owners.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 25, 2021 09:30 AM (+LCoQ)

325 Or gag Fauci, dress him up in a gimp suit, and leave him in the Castro district.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 25, 2021 09:30 AM (sIDEA)

326 Treasury Secretary Yellen was far more careful in her wording than Pelosi. The reason being that a wealth tax is likely to be found unconstitutional.

Q: Is this a wealth tax?

A: My guess is no because it's a tax on gains, not wealth.

This is one of those 'it sounds great the first year' kind of taxes, but if the market dives (like so many have predicted) the accumulated losses the second year will leave a huge hole in revenues.
This then leads to Congress trying to make sure the Billionaires keep making capital gains, which leads to an even larger 'income inequality'.

Posted by: Colon Kaepernick at October 25, 2021 09:14 AM


Some years back Connecticut put in a "millionaire" tax. Tax revenue actually declined after that law was passed because a whole bunch of millionaires moved out of State.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 25, 2021 09:30 AM (JUOKG)

327 Some twitter bint posed as a "MAGA" for a year and says she has secret recordings of all the racist/ fascist rantings. I guarantee she has hundreds of hours of her making racist/fascist comments and polite dismissals by her targets which will be interpreted as scandalous.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 25, 2021 09:30 AM (IzKvI)

328 There's a very talented guy who posts u-toob videos of portraits he does of strangers on the subway. Very gifted and sweet. But his sketches belong in the pantheon of Art as much as this piece does.

Well done. But no more inspired than some fruit in a bowl.

Posted by: red speck at October 25, 2021 09:31 AM (gS3OW)

329 I think we should deprive a pack of middle-aged sex tourists of boy-ass for a few days then lock them in a room in the basement of Mike's Thai Lucky Good-Time Boomboom Disco Milk Bar with Fauci and see what happens.
Posted by: ZOD at October 25, 2021 09:27 AM (xK9An)
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Tony "I trawled bath houses but only for 'research'" Fauci would probably enjoy the experience.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 25, 2021 09:31 AM (DU+/6)

330 A kid at her church made my mom a harvest/fall/thanksgiving decoration thingy. Its basically a basket the side of two loves of bread with plastic crap in it, like fake gourds and so on. I mean, its cute and well-meaning but at the end of the day its a basket full of plastic crap. What do you do with it later? Stuff it in a bag and put it out on the table taking up a huge amount of space next year again?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 25, 2021 09:31 AM (KZzsI)

331 I think at one time, BackwardsBoy had plans to attend the TXMoMe. I assume since we didn't hear about it, he wasn't there.
Posted by: Emmie at October 25, 2021 09:28 AM (6RgRK)



Sore subject. Best to avoid.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 25, 2021 09:32 AM (Zz0t1)

332 I think you are our resident expert on domestic animals eating their dead owners.

I heard that on Tyler Zed's podcast a few weeks ago - his friend's fiancee is an undertaker so there were many stories of that nature. And of course when you hear stories like that you think immediately of unattractive liberals with 50 cats.

Posted by: Ian S. at October 25, 2021 09:32 AM (ZGrMX)

333 I think at one time, BackwardsBoy had plans to attend the TXMoMe. I assume since we didn't hear about it, he wasn't there.

Dittos with the dude that slept overnight in the horse trailer.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 25, 2021 09:32 AM (+LCoQ)

334 Action.
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.
.
Cut.

Posted by: Brazilian Hitler clone talking to Fauci at October 25, 2021 09:32 AM (UHVv4)

335 So would unrealized losses be deductible from your taxable income?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 25, 2021 09:32 AM (Y5qcH)

336 And of course when you hear stories like that you think immediately of unattractive liberals with 50 cats.
Posted by: Ian S. at October 25, 2021 09:32 AM (ZGrMX)

Those poor cats.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 25, 2021 09:33 AM (Y5qcH)

337 If you claim that trapping a puppys head in a bag of sand flies is torture, you will be banned for denying science!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 25, 2021 09:33 AM (IzKvI)

338
These idiots don't know or care that most plastics are immiscible. You can't mix, for example, polyethylene and polypropylene; they'll separate into different domains.

Nor are they aware most plastic packaging is very complex. Even a plastic bottle may have multiple layers: PET, tie resin, PVA barrier resin, then tie resin and PET.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 25, 2021 09:33 AM (/U27+)

339 317 It's a biologic-weapons missile. These assholes worship it; call it the FauWuchi!

Posted by: George Taylor at October 25, 2021 09:28 AM
Like Planet Of The Apes had the nuke in the basement.

Posted by: Eromero at October 25, 2021 09:33 AM (0OP+5)

340 335 So would unrealized losses be deductible from your taxable income?
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 25, 2021 09:32 AM (Y5qcH)

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Depends. Is the plant in service? Has it been unitized? Don't forget to realize depreciation as soon as possible.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the 30s with John Ford at October 25, 2021 09:33 AM (LvTSG)

341 "There are two and only two things you can do with used plastic."

I use discarded plastic film bags for scooped kitty litter, but that's a single use diversion. The bags can also be used for suffocating people, and are often durable enough for multiple such uses.

Posted by: gp Champions Decrementalism at October 25, 2021 09:34 AM (qpX6U)

342
So would unrealized losses be deductible from your taxable income?
Posted by: sniffybigtoe

__________

That's not the way it works.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 25, 2021 09:34 AM (/U27+)

343 I heard that on Tyler Zed's podcast a few weeks ago - his friend's fiancee is an undertaker so there were many stories of that nature.

I knew a girl who worked in a funeral parlor. She had no filter at all, and found the most ghoulish and macabre stuff fascinating. Like the body they got who had fallen face-first into an industrial meat grinder. He was still essentially an intact human, but... ground.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 25, 2021 09:34 AM (KZzsI)

344 Right. This is blowback from the GameStop thing - they want to kick the little people out of the market, lest they reveal the "masters of the universe" are naked and have tiny dicks.
Posted by: Ian S. at October 25, 2021 09:23 AM (ZGrMX)


Just emerging: The Boy who said the Emperor has no clothes has been banned from Twitter and YouTube. Facebook has not commented on this issue.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 25, 2021 09:34 AM (KbLYZ)

345 That beagle experiment actually turns my stomach.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, the Phillips screwdriver of the gods at October 25, 2021 09:35 AM (cSyAR)

346 344 Just emerging: The Boy who said the Emperor has no clothes has been banned from Twitter and YouTube. Facebook has not commented on this issue.
Posted by: Kindltot at October 25, 2021 09:34 AM (KbLYZ)

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The boy has been shipped to a mysterious island in the Caribbean with a weird blue temple.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the 30s with John Ford at October 25, 2021 09:35 AM (LvTSG)

347 beyond some limbs on the lawn


Sword play got out of hand?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 25, 2021 09:35 AM (yQpMk)

348 Nor are they aware most plastic packaging is very complex. Even a plastic bottle may have multiple layers: PET, tie resin, PVA barrier resin, then tie resin and PET.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 25, 2021 09:33 AM (/U27+)


Shut up. Recycling is science. Don't deny science.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 25, 2021 09:35 AM (IzKvI)

349 That beagle experiment actually turns my stomach.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, the Phillips screwdriver of the gods at October 25, 2021 09:35 AM


If I could find the actual people doing it I would need some serious bail money and a good lawyer.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 25, 2021 09:36 AM (JUOKG)

350 But...it doesn't grab me and it doesn't suggest that the artist was passionate or tremendously involved.
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You know which artist was passionately and tremendously involved in his paintings?

Posted by: Puddin Head at October 25, 2021 09:36 AM (4vi12)

351 These idiots don't know or care that most plastics are immiscible.

All they hear is "plastic". Like certain ethnicities - can't tell any of them apart.

Nuance and hair splitting is reserved for their explanations of why their tyranny and hypocrisy is good.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 25, 2021 09:36 AM (+LCoQ)

352 He was still essentially an intact human, but... ground.
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Was his name Chuck??

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at October 25, 2021 09:36 AM (UHVv4)

353 >>That beagle experiment actually turns my stomach.


Same here. The Beagle is such a Regal animal.

Posted by: Jack Tripper at October 25, 2021 09:36 AM (v0DHF)

354 My guess is no because it's a tax on gains, not wealth.

This is one of those 'it sounds great the first year' kind of taxes, but if the market dives (like so many have predicted) the accumulated losses the second year will leave a huge hole in revenues.
This then leads to Congress trying to make sure the Billionaires keep making capital gains, which leads to an even larger 'income inequality'.

Posted by: Colon Kaepernick at October 25, 2021 09:14 AM


Some years back Connecticut put in a "millionaire" tax. Tax revenue actually declined after that law was passed because a whole bunch of millionaires moved out of State.
Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 25, 2021 09:30 AM (JUOKG)

Actually they want to put a tax on the actual "wealth" BEFORE there is a sale an capitol gains. A very tricky task

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 25, 2021 09:37 AM (GPwVZ)

355 If you claim that trapping a puppys head in a bag of sand flies is torture, you will be banned for denying science!
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 25, 2021 09:33 AM (IzKvI)


L'science c'est moi.

Posted by: Fauci XIV at October 25, 2021 09:37 AM (AiZBA)

356 That beagle experiment actually turns my stomach.
Posted by: N.L. Urker
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Same here.

The g-babies have a beagle, and the thought of her going through such torture pisses me off.

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at October 25, 2021 09:38 AM (+tJ2U)

357 Fauci + wood chipper = good idea

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 25, 2021 09:38 AM (sIDEA)

358 "That beagle experiment actually turns my stomach."

It's universally revolting. That's why it may be the thing that finally sinks Fauci. Most people's eyes glaze over when you say "gain of function," but everybody reacts to puppy torture.

Posted by: gp Champions Decrementalism at October 25, 2021 09:38 AM (qpX6U)

359 I use discarded plastic film bags for scooped kitty litter, but that's a single use diversion. The bags can also be used for suffocating people, and are often durable enough for multiple such uses.

I go for minimalism over recyclability, for suffocation, use zip ties. You get to stand back and watch an amusing dance.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 25, 2021 09:39 AM (+LCoQ)

360 Some years back Connecticut put in a "millionaire" tax. Tax revenue actually declined after that law was passed because a whole bunch of millionaires moved out of State.
Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 25, 2021 09:30 AM (JUOKG)
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This is why we need intra-national and inter-national tax rate harmonization to prevent brutal dog-eat-dog tax competition that harms some areas to the benefit of others in a race-to-the-bottom environment that starves citizens of vital government services.

Posted by: The Left at October 25, 2021 09:39 AM (DU+/6)

361 Same here. The Beagle is such a Regal animal.
Posted by: Jack Tripper at October 25, 2021 09:36 AM (v0DHF)


golf clap

Posted by: Doof at October 25, 2021 09:39 AM (mZUr4)

362 You want skill and artist involvement in the scene? Check out La Miseria, (The Misery) by Venezuelan painter Cristóbal Rojas Poleo. It was painted in 1886 and "depicts a desolate scene of a young husband sitting next to his supine wife who has just died in an impoverished setting of tuberculosis." Rojas was involved, boy howdy. He died himself in 1890 at age 32. Of tuberculosis.

Posted by: Mongoose at October 25, 2021 09:39 AM (FSgOU)

363 That beagle experiment actually turns my stomach.

I'd love to hear the scientific justification for that other than "Fauci's masturbating while watching the video".

Posted by: Ian S. at October 25, 2021 09:39 AM (ZGrMX)

364 The beagle experiment is more likely to be Fauci's undoing than the millions of people he murdered.

I'm not sure what that says about society but it's not good.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 25, 2021 09:40 AM (yQpMk)

365 Please please make this happen

Sen. Dr. Rand Paul, "Dr. Fauci, have you stopped killing puppies?"

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 25, 2021 09:40 AM (sIDEA)

366 He was still essentially an intact human, but... ground.
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Was his name Chuck??
Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at October 25, 2021 09:36 AM (UHVv4)

Why I love this place, Avogadro's number times

Posted by: Count de Monet, IF, Unvaccinated Kulak-American at October 25, 2021 09:40 AM (4I/2K)

367 beyond some limbs on the lawn

Sword play got out of hand?


You're disrespecting childhood fun within some cultures.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 25, 2021 09:41 AM (+LCoQ)

368 >>You can burn it. Some plastics make those cool black soot parachute thingies that float around.
Posted by: gp Champions Decrementalism at October 25, 2021 09:29 AM (qpX6U)

Plastic, people, whatever.

Posted by: ZOD at October 25, 2021 09:41 AM (xK9An)

369 I'm anti-taxes as the next guy. And I think a wealth tax is folly. But I'm convinced it isn't really worth fighting for anymore. Let them have their wealth tax, our side should join in and put a 50% tax on private foundations and endowments.

Posted by: SH (Overturn Roe) at October 25, 2021 09:41 AM (sX1BW)

370 A Rent-A-Pantheon just opened up down the road. Maybe they'll let me try before I buy.

Posted by: klaftern at October 25, 2021 09:42 AM (taPSh)

371 Whether it's Africa or China, whether it's feeding cute puppies alive to carnivorous bugs or developing bioweapons, sometimes we need to illegally go abroad with your money to fund research that is forbidden here... If you can't understand that you're anti-Science. And a danger to society.

Posted by: Kafkocracy at October 25, 2021 09:42 AM (/KPLX)

372 Hatred of plastics for the eco-left is like certain groups' hatred of pork. Same reason, attempt to maintain purity and ingroups. There is a longer explanation but that works.

On the other hand, higher plastics costs will exclude people from 3d printing too.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 25, 2021 09:43 AM (KbLYZ)

373 I was just skimming the EMT and this popped out at me:

to create two classes of citizens with New Zealand's "traffic light" system, which Ardern unveiled Friday morning.

In Loza Alexander's hit "let's go Brandon" he raps about how Bidet admin is behaving like Squid Game, where the people have to mechanically obey the 'red light - green light" dictates.

Posted by: kallisto at October 25, 2021 09:43 AM (DJFLF)

374 Kanter is the only NBA player without a sneaker contract. He's not the right kind of social justice warrior.He has spoken against Erdogan as well.

Posted by: steevy at October 25, 2021 09:43 AM (CYnTg)

375 "The beagle experiment is more likely to be Fauci's undoing than the millions of people he murdered. I'm not sure what that says about society but it's not good."

I saw Apocalypse Now at the opening. There's the scene where the bug machine-guns the peasants in the sampan. Audience laughed. Then the soldiers found the puppy. Audience gasped in horror.

People have original sin. Animals don't.

Posted by: gp Champions Decrementalism at October 25, 2021 09:43 AM (qpX6U)

376 >>but at the end of the day its a basket full of plastic crap. What do you do with it later?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 25, 2021 09:31 AM (KZzsI)

Place it in the woods as a cryptic clue in one of the fashionable Nordic murder-mystery serials.

The Death-Cornucopia.

Posted by: ZOD at October 25, 2021 09:44 AM (xK9An)

377 Posted by: Mongoose at October 25, 2021 09:39 AM (FSgOU)

Good stuff...thank you.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 25, 2021 09:44 AM (Q9lwr)

378 Maybe Senile Joe is another malevolent Fauci experiment.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, the Phillips screwdriver of the gods at October 25, 2021 09:45 AM (cSyAR)

379 Post to update my nic

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, member - Ashli Babbitt Society at October 25, 2021 09:45 AM (U7wke)

380 The beagle experiment is more likely to be Fauci's undoing than the millions of people he murdered.

I'm not sure what that says about society but it's not good.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 25, 2021 09:40 AM (yQpMk)
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John Wick. Huge body count in vengeance and the proximal cause was the heartless and violent killing of his dog. People love dogs.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 25, 2021 09:45 AM (DU+/6)

381 That beagle experiment actually turns my stomach.
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I'd love to hear the scientific justification for that other than "Fauci's masturbating while watching the video".


That right there is an example of good snark. In very few words puts Fauci right in that trigger word universe of disgusting, depraved, sociopathic pervert.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 25, 2021 09:46 AM (+LCoQ)

382 There's the scene where the bug machine-guns the peasants in the sampan. Audience laughed. Then the soldiers found the puppy. Audience gasped in horror.

That always annoys me. Everyone is fine with people being torn apart and shot but don't touch the animals! T-Rex can bite people in half but ooh, did the doggy live? Its twisted and horrible.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 25, 2021 09:46 AM (KZzsI)

383 The Chinese consider these Beagle experiments a waste of food
China

Posted by: steevy at October 25, 2021 09:46 AM (CYnTg)

384 The person who took the leafy part off the stem was called the despilladora "stripper." Lots of Brazilian and Cuban women were strippers.

Posted by: L. H. Oswald at October 25, 2021 09:46 AM (vN+oL)

385 Nah. It's a metaphor.

What's a meta for?

Posted by: Gary Johnson at October 25, 2021 09:46 AM (nfrXX)

386 The Chinese consider these Beagle experiments a waste of food

So does Obama.

Posted by: Ian S. at October 25, 2021 09:47 AM (ZGrMX)

387 T-Rex can bite people in half

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Yeah, but in Jurassic Park, he was a lawyer.

Posted by: SH (Overturn Roe) at October 25, 2021 09:47 AM (sX1BW)

388 But I don't want to be a pirate!

Posted by: Caipira at October 25, 2021 09:48 AM (jYQlA)

389
So if we discourage plastics use, do we go back to glass, wood and metal? Those have their own energy inputs, as well as being heavier thus adding to transportation costs.

The real end goal is that you should go without.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 25, 2021 09:48 AM (/U27+)

390 Kanter is the only NBA player without a sneaker contract. He's not the right kind of social justice warrior. He has spoken against Erdogan as well.
Posted by: steevy
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I like him.

His shoe designs made me laugh. especially the ones with Xi looking like a stoned panda.

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at October 25, 2021 09:48 AM (+tJ2U)

391 but at the end of the day its a basket full of plastic crap. What do you do with it later?

I loved that story of that California coed who was placed in a spiritual crisis when she was informed that her discarded fashion yoga pants ended up in the Pacific Ocean choking to death sea turtles.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 25, 2021 09:48 AM (+LCoQ)

392 So if we discourage plastics use, do we go back to glass, wood and metal?

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Yes, yes, and yes. Styrofoam too.

Posted by: SH (Overturn Roe) at October 25, 2021 09:48 AM (sX1BW)

393 Wasn't John Wick's dog a beagle?

Posted by: Suppressed Flasher at October 25, 2021 09:48 AM (6OoFY)

394 Also ponder how much plastic is used in the medical area.

Plus the tax averages to more than 1 cent per 1 Oz.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 25, 2021 09:49 AM (sIDEA)

395 Testing on animals is a really valid thing to do, but I mean... there are animals, and there are animals. Nobody cares what you do to mice because F mice, they crap everywhere and eat your food, chew up the house, etc. But a doggo?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 25, 2021 09:49 AM (KZzsI)

396 Wakes up
Scratches
Looks around
Dang. I slept in. Does the tobacco wacker take orders? I'm almost out of cigars.
Goes looking for coffee.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 25, 2021 09:49 AM (axyOa)

397 384 The person who took the leafy part off the stem was called the despilladora "stripper." Lots of Brazilian and Cuban women were strippers.

Posted by: L. H. Oswald at October 25, 2021 09:46 AM
Just flashbacked to Hemingway talking about the young Cuban girls rolling cigars.

Posted by: Eromero at October 25, 2021 09:50 AM (0OP+5)

398 386 The Chinese consider these Beagle experiments a waste of food

The Asmat tribe of New Guinea consider these COVID experiments a waste of food.

Posted by: ZOD at October 25, 2021 09:50 AM (xK9An)

399 So if we discourage plastics use, do we go back to glass, wood and metal?



But what about the treeeeeeeeeeessssss?????
Reeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!

Posted by: rickb223 at October 25, 2021 09:50 AM (OCTRt)

400 The real end goal is that you should go without.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 25, 2021 09:48 AM (/U27+)


Old and Busted: YOLO
New Hotness: Lower your Expectations

Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 25, 2021 09:50 AM (+LCoQ)

401 Cats are a lot more self sufficient, they can find food in bugs and mice and such if they have to. Dogs are hunters, but they need a pack or a lot more space and bigger game. Plus they've been bred to be mindlessly dependent.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 25, 2021 09:29 AM (KZzsI)


Depends on the breed. Most terriers, esp the farm breeds like nothing better than to go on a solo hunt for vermin. Some of the larger breed of herding and herd protection dogs are totally solo and would prefer to do their job without human inference. Just depends on the breed. There's a lot of variation.

Dogs are generally social animals so interact with you socially. Some people don't like that.

Cats are well...stupid as a group. And solo predators. People confuse their solo predator nature as aloofness and deep intelligence. Research has shown That intelligence is just not there. People love their cats and that's fine, but it's a bit like being the guy or gal who gets dumped and keeps trying to get the dumper to love them.

YMMV.

Posted by: naturalfake at October 25, 2021 09:50 AM (5NkmN)

402 So if we discourage plastics use, do we go back to glass, wood and metal?

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Yes, yes, and yes. Styrofoam too.
Posted by: SH (Overturn Roe) at October 25, 2021 09:48 AM (sX1BW)


Styrofoam makes great gas cans in a pinch.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at October 25, 2021 09:50 AM (mn0Um)

403 The artist thought the activity was worth recording, I guess a peasant activity, and that's a contribution.

Posted by: m at October 25, 2021 09:51 AM (SJbY/)

404 Dogs are generally social animals so interact with you socially. Some people don't like that.

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Democrats

Posted by: SH (Overturn Roe) at October 25, 2021 09:51 AM (sX1BW)

405 Styrofoam makes great gas cans in a pinch.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at October 25, 2021 09:50 AM (mn0Um)

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Good to know - I'll try it out!

Posted by: 496 at October 25, 2021 09:52 AM (VJsqe)

406 Wasn't John Wick's dog a beagle?
Posted by: Suppressed Flasher at October 25, 2021 09:48 AM (6OoFY)


The first one.

Posted by: Jordan61 at October 25, 2021 09:52 AM (Ez6QX)

407 Male Pregnancy: The Greatest Miracle of All

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Well, it won't be a virgin birth, anyway.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at October 25, 2021 09:53 AM (d9FiS)

408 Styrofoam makes great gas cans in a pinch.

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So do glass bottles.

Posted by: SH (Overturn Roe) at October 25, 2021 09:53 AM (sX1BW)

409 /sock

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at October 25, 2021 09:53 AM (AiZBA)

410 My honest opinion is that plastics are a miracle. Modern life would be impossible without them. In properly engineered products, they rock.

Posted by: gp Champions Decrementalism at October 25, 2021 09:53 AM (qpX6U)

411 So if we discourage plastics use, do we go back to glass, wood and metal? Those have their own energy inputs, as well as being heavier thus adding to transportation costs.

Honestly I don't think people who push for this stuff think that far. Consider the tale of grocery bags.

They started out paper bags which were cheap, reusable, and useful. But THE BRAZILIAN RAINFORESTS!!! THE LUNGS OF THE PLANET!!!1!1!!

So we went to plastic bags, which somehow were deemed more ecological???

But some kid did a science project at middle school, and somehow his wild inventions turned into absolute fact and WE MUST SAVE THE SEA TURTLE SOME GUY SHOVED A PLASTIC STRAW UP HIS NOSE AND PHOTOGRAPHED IT!!!1!!

So we went to reusable bigger bags, which cost customers to purchase, and were too spendy to reuse as kitty litter and trash bags... and still were made of plastic

They don't think more than one step. Its not a grand plot, its imbeciles having knee jerk reactions and politicians who want to be seen to be Doing The Right Thing when its trendy.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 25, 2021 09:53 AM (KZzsI)

412 Testing on animals is a really valid thing to do, but I mean... there are animals, and there are animals. Nobody cares what you do to mice because F mice, they crap everywhere and eat your food, chew up the house, etc. But a doggo?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 25, 2021 09:49 AM (KZzsI)
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Testing is justified if it can help develop treatments for people. People are higher than animals.

Wanton cruelty or pointless discomfort are not justifiable and are evil. I don't know what these dog experiments were hoping to achieve, but I have a hard time believing that the degree of mistreatment those animals suffered was necessary or that the treatment they were trying to develop (and its underlying condition) justified it if it was. If you're going to be that cruel and there's no choice but to be that cruel, what you're developing had damn well better be life-saving. I doubt any of that is true, and it was just wanton misery for its own sake inflicted by psychopaths getting their jollies in the third world.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 25, 2021 09:53 AM (DU+/6)

413 408 Styrofoam makes great gas cans in a pinch.

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So do glass bottles.
Posted by: SH (Overturn Roe) at October 25, 2021 09:53 AM (sX1BW)

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Don't try your stomach. You'll get a belly ache.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the 30s with John Ford at October 25, 2021 09:53 AM (LvTSG)

414 Testing on animals is a really valid thing to do, but I mean... there are animals, and there are animals. Nobody cares what you do to mice because F mice, they crap everywhere and eat your food, chew up the house, etc. But a doggo?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor


Why would you test people products on animals? Test it on people. Use the homeless for something.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 25, 2021 09:53 AM (OCTRt)

415 352

Hey, now!

Posted by: Chuck Martel at October 25, 2021 09:54 AM (fs1hN)

416 A tax on plastics will bump up new car prices. So much plastic. It's like a stealth VAT.

Posted by: Count de Monet, IF, Unvaccinated Kulak-American at October 25, 2021 09:54 AM (4I/2K)

417 Styrofoam makes great gas cans in a pinch.

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So do glass bottles.
Posted by: SH (Overturn Roe) at October 25, 2021 09:53 AM (sX1BW)

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Don't try your stomach. You'll get a belly ache.


I think we should try beagle stomachs.

Posted by: Anthony Fauci at October 25, 2021 09:55 AM (+LCoQ)

418 >>and still were made of plastic

And still, we're made of plastic.

Beautiful, mutated.

Posted by: ZOD at October 25, 2021 09:55 AM (xK9An)

419 People love their cats and that's fine, but it's a bit like being the guy or gal who gets dumped and keeps trying to get the dumper to love them.

Cats can be incredibly affectionate and loyal, but are shy by nature. They survive by running away and hiding, because they are small and not very strong. But if you're quiet and gentle, they can be friendly.

Cat people don't interact with dogs well, and dogs become disinterested. Dog people don't interact with cats well and cats become defensive, frightened, or angry.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 25, 2021 09:55 AM (KZzsI)

420 ... So we went to reusable bigger bags, which cost customers to purchase, and were too spendy to reuse as kitty litter and trash bags... and still were made of plastic ...
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 25, 2021 09:53 AM (KZzsI)
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And are filthy. Reusable bags, unless you clean them every time (and no one does) are nice vectors for bad things.

Single-use plastics are a tremendous benefit to human health. They're made and packaged cleanly, sealed up, used once and then discarded. Is this wasteful? Perhaps. It certainly can be, especially if you use a lot of them without really needing them (drinking bottled water at home when you don't need to, etc.).

But they have a staggering public health and sanitation benefit.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 25, 2021 09:55 AM (DU+/6)

421 Plastics are an outright miracle. Humanity took the basic categories of natural materials that had existed for billions of years (metal, ceramic, organic), and said, "Hey, here's a new one! Let's do crap with it!"

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 25, 2021 09:55 AM (/EuRN)

422
Why would you test people products on animals? Test it on people. Use the homeless for something.
Posted by: rickb223 at October 25, 2021 09:53 AM (OCTRt)

Posted by: Josef Mengele at October 25, 2021 09:55 AM (5NkmN)

423


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Last week Bo Snerdley was on TV promoting a book about Rush. As much as we all miss him, the loss Bo and Katherine feel is so much worse. He meant so much to so many.

Posted by: Chillin the mist at October 25, 2021 09:56 AM (Go1Bm)

424 Well the guy in the painting could store gas in his door. His door is ajar.

Posted by: 496 at October 25, 2021 09:56 AM (VJsqe)

425 This guy gets it.

Posted by: Josef Mengele at October 25, 2021 09:56 AM (5NkmN)

426 414 Testing on animals is a really valid thing to do, but I mean... there are animals, and there are animals. Nobody cares what you do to mice because F mice, they crap everywhere and eat your food, chew up the house, etc. But a doggo?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

Why would you test people products on animals? Test it on people. Use the homeless for something.
Posted by: rickb223 at October 25, 2021 09:53 AM (OCTRt)

Some animal tests are like "how much of this shampoo ingredient does it take to destroy eye tissue?"

Posted by: m at October 25, 2021 09:56 AM (SJbY/)

427 I don't know what these dog experiments were hoping to achieve, but I have a hard time believing that the degree of mistreatment those animals suffered was necessary or that the treatment they were trying to develop (and its underlying condition) justified it if it was.

Yeah I do not understand what they were trying to do, without more information from the outside it feels like something Mengele would have done.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 25, 2021 09:56 AM (KZzsI)

428 I see VP Harris is traveling to France to talk about submarines.

I hope they either keep her away from the view of crowds or don't inform her what Salope means when the mob screams it at her.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 25, 2021 09:57 AM (KbLYZ)

429 417 Styrofoam makes great gas cans in a pinch.
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Don't try your stomach. You'll get a belly ache.
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I think we should try beagle stomachs.
Posted by: Anthony Fauci at October 25, 2021 09:55 AM (+LCoQ)

!!!

Posted by: m at October 25, 2021 09:57 AM (SJbY/)

430 Maybe Anthony Fauci will be on Alec Baldwin's next shoot.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 25, 2021 09:57 AM (sIDEA)

431 But...it doesn't grab me and it doesn't suggest that the artist was passionate or tremendously involved.

No shit, Sherlock. There aren't any fuckin' trees. Rules are rules for a reason.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at October 25, 2021 09:57 AM (mZOHK)

432 I loved that story of that California coed who was placed in a spiritual crisis when she was informed that her discarded fashion yoga pants ended up in the Pacific Ocean choking to death sea turtles.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 25, 2021 09:48 AM (+LCoQ)


How pray tell did they manage to get from her butt to the Pacific ocean? Ocean dumping of trash has been illegal for years and if she flushed them down a toilet that would foul a pump in the local sewage treatment plant, not end up in the ocean.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at October 25, 2021 09:57 AM (CcBZe)

433 410 My honest opinion is that plastics are a miracle. Modern life would be impossible without them. In properly engineered products, they rock.

Posted by: gp Champions Decrementalism at October 25, 2021 09:53 AM
The American medical industry could not exist without plastics, and America does indeed have the best medical care in the world. Despite the democommies.

Posted by: Eromero at October 25, 2021 09:57 AM (0OP+5)

434 Yeah I do not understand what they were trying to do, without more information from the outside it feels like something Mengele would have done.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 25, 2021 09:56 AM (KZzsI)

Pffft...like Mengele needed dogs.

Posted by: BignJames at October 25, 2021 09:58 AM (AwYPR)

435 @416

>>A tax on plastics will bump up new car prices. So much plastic. It's like a stealth VAT.

Well we can't get chips for cars, China is curtailing magnesium mining so we won't be able to get aluminum billets to manufacture auto bodies and frames, so, sure throw a tax on plastics on everything.

Basically the masterminds are trying to bring us back in time to right around 500 B.C.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 25, 2021 09:58 AM (rKTVE)

436 Reusable bags, unless you clean them every time (and no one does) are nice vectors for bad things.

Single-use plastics are a tremendous benefit to human health.


What? These surgical gloves are single use?

Posted by: Anthony Fauci at October 25, 2021 09:58 AM (+LCoQ)

437 >>what you're developing had damn well better be life-saving. I doubt any of that is true, and it was just wanton misery for its own sake inflicted by psychopaths getting their jollies in the third world.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 25, 2021 09:53 AM (DU+/6)

The medical analogue to realpolitik would have us repurposing Chinese prisoner-mutilation for gain-of-function.

"You're going to extract the Uighur's eardrums to test for acoustic properties prior to testing his skull against a 7.62 bullet. Might as well give him this serum we ginned up to see if it [insert proposed solution to first-world medical problem here] before you 'close the case.'"

Posted by: ZOD at October 25, 2021 09:58 AM (xK9An)

438 RIP Jay and the Americans.

I still like 'Come a Little Bit Closer' quite a lot

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Dune 2021 review at October 25, 2021 09:59 AM (XvPQV)

439 And are filthy. Reusable bags, unless you clean them every time (and no one does) are nice vectors for bad things.
***

My bugs and chemicals sergeant used to come in every now and then and say "Sir! Don't move! You have a multi-legged airborne capable vector crawling on your jacket!"

i only screamed once. But it was a manly scream.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 25, 2021 09:59 AM (axyOa)

440 Where's my 'nip, mofo?!!!

Posted by: addicted kitteh at October 25, 2021 09:59 AM (UHVv4)

441 Cat people don't interact with dogs well, and dogs become disinterested. Dog people don't interact with cats well and cats become defensive, frightened, or angry.


some of us can "go either way" tho! you just have to understand them - yes they are different but each has their charms.

of course my cat is a Bengal so a lot more interactive than a normal cat? but still, I love normal quieter cats just as much as dogs!

and there are people who don't like little tiny dogs or who only like them and don't like the big boys - I love em all. a Chihuahua is as different from a Bernese as a cat is, I think

Posted by: BlackOrchid at October 25, 2021 09:59 AM (j9HX3)

442 Like the body they got who had fallen face-first into an industrial meat grinder.

******

If he had fallen the opposite way he would have gotten a little behind in his work!

Posted by: Muldoon at October 25, 2021 09:59 AM (5Woea)

443 200 Cloud - a data center
Posted by: Anna Puma at October 25, 2021 09:01 AM (sIDEA)
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McCloud - a TV show
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at October 25, 2021 09:02 AM

MacLeod - a highlander.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 25, 2021 09:10 AM (m+jkK)

My cloud, get off it...

Posted by: Mick Jagger at October 25, 2021 09:59 AM (BgMrQ)

444 How pray tell did they manage to get from her butt to the Pacific ocean?

YOu can get a dimwit leftist to believe anything about plastics and the ocean. They think there's an island of plastic just floating around the pacific the size of Australia because someone said it on Facebook once. Anything that makes them feel guilty or allows them to think ill of their neighbor is true no matter how ludicrous and irrational.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 25, 2021 09:59 AM (KZzsI)

445 >>436 Reusable bags, unless you clean them every time (and no one does) are nice vectors for bad things.

Reusable fags, unless you clean them every time (and no one does) are nice vectors for bad things.

Posted by: Thai Mike's Boomboom Boy House General Manager at October 25, 2021 10:00 AM (xK9An)

446 435 @416

>>A tax on plastics will bump up new car prices. So much plastic. It's like a stealth VAT.

Well we can't get chips for cars, China is curtailing magnesium mining so we won't be able to get aluminum billets to manufacture auto bodies and frames, so, sure throw a tax on plastics on everything.

Basically the masterminds are trying to bring us back in time to right around 500 B.C.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 25, 2021 09:58 AM (rKTVE)

Sing, goddess, the anger of Fred's son Trump,

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at October 25, 2021 10:00 AM (z5Vrg)

447 444 Anything that makes them feel guilty or allows them to think ill of their neighbor is true no matter how ludicrous and irrational.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 25, 2021 09:59 AM (KZzsI)

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What about how they are raising their kids? Can we make them feel guilty for that?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the 30s with John Ford at October 25, 2021 10:01 AM (LvTSG)

448 I am willing to bet that virtually all pollution in the Pacific comes from Asia. We don't dump trash in the oceans, and haven't for generations. I am sure there is some leakage, but not much.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 25, 2021 10:01 AM (DU+/6)

449 I like cats and dogs equally. But dogs are harder to care for. And needy dogs don't show up on my doorstep like needy cats do.

Posted by: gp Champions Decrementalism at October 25, 2021 10:01 AM (qpX6U)

450 If he had fallen the opposite way he would have gotten a little behind in his work!
Posted by: Muldoon at October 25, 2021 09:59 AM (5Woea)

And the winner of the 2021 Marx Prize for outstanding punnery is.....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 25, 2021 10:01 AM (/EuRN)

451 441 Cat people don't interact with dogs well, and dogs become disinterested. Dog people don't interact with cats well and cats become defensive, frightened, or angry.

Meh. Sandflies don't mind either.

I mean dog people OR cat people.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at October 25, 2021 10:01 AM (mZOHK)

452 Anything that makes them feel guilty

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They feel guilty because man feels guilty because man is sinful. Now man can assuage their guilty through Jesus or through some concocted BS. The left has chose concocted BS. Unfortunately, their penance then becomes our penance.

Posted by: SH (Overturn Roe) at October 25, 2021 10:01 AM (sX1BW)

453 Taxing Unrealized Gains is pure evil. Implying this isn't to target the bottom 99.9% of people.

@thehill
.
@SecYellen
on the proposed tax which would pay for the Build Back Better act: "It's not a wealth tax, but a tax on unrealized capital gains of exceptionally wealthy individuals."

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at October 25, 2021 10:02 AM (AQHQR)

454 Cat people don't interact with dogs well, and dogs become disinterested. Dog people don't interact with cats well and cats become defensive, frightened, or angry.



What happens when you have both living in the same house? And they get along?

Posted by: rickb223 at October 25, 2021 10:02 AM (OCTRt)

455 448 I am willing to bet that virtually all pollution in the Pacific comes from Asia. We don't dump trash in the oceans, and haven't for generations. I am sure there is some leakage, but not much.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 25, 2021 10:01 AM (DU+/6)

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I thought there were studies that conclusively proved that something like 90% of all trash in the oceans came from India and China.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the 30s with John Ford at October 25, 2021 10:02 AM (LvTSG)

456 Basically the masterminds are trying to bring us back in time to right around 500 B.C.

Just the plebes. Just the little people. They'll keep their plastics, thank you. We know this for a fact, they have proven it over and over. All their rules and guidelines and suggestions are for others, lessers, the poors, not themselves. Al Gore's massive mansion and plane travel. All the elites not wearing masks and going to big parties. The rules are not for them, they are more equal.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 25, 2021 10:02 AM (KZzsI)

457 Thank you, CBD, for helping me to become more discerning in my appreciation of art. You totally nailed it with your comment regarding today's piece. It's very blah.

Posted by: BarcelonaCarmen at October 25, 2021 10:02 AM (+CiEK)

458 How pray tell did they manage to get from her butt to the Pacific ocean? Ocean dumping of trash has been illegal for years and if she flushed them down a toilet that would foul a pump in the local sewage treatment plant, not end up in the ocean. Posted by: moon_over_vermont at October 25, 2021 09:57 AM (CcBZe)

IIRC there was a scandal about some California counties having their trash removed to "China" for "recycling" by literally a garbage scow, which then took the trash out to the Pacific, dumped it, and returned for another load.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at October 25, 2021 10:02 AM (BMmaB)

459 455 448 I am willing to bet that virtually all pollution in the Pacific comes from Asia. We don't dump trash in the oceans, and haven't for generations. I am sure there is some leakage, but not much.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 25, 2021 10:01 AM (DU+/6)

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I thought there were studies that conclusively proved that something like 90% of all trash in the oceans came from India and China.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the 30s with John Ford at October 25, 2021 10:02 AM (LvTSG)

And Africa, but yes. Upside plastic is not nearly as eternal as some people claim.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at October 25, 2021 10:03 AM (z5Vrg)

460 Can taxes on unrealized gains be paid in unrealized dollars?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 25, 2021 10:03 AM (/EuRN)

461 So if Kamala becomes president will Sparky be able to be Vice President?

Posted by: Puddin Head at October 25, 2021 10:03 AM (4vi12)

462 Reusable fags, unless you clean them every time (and no one does) are nice vectors for bad things.

Posted by: Thai Mike's Boomboom Boy House General Manager at October 25, 2021 10:00 AM (xK9An)


.................

never mind ............

Posted by: Gaetan Dugas at October 25, 2021 10:03 AM (mZOHK)

463 I thought there were studies that conclusively proved that something like 90% of all trash in the oceans came from India and China.

And South America, yeah. Its single digits from North America and that mostly from cruise ships.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 25, 2021 10:03 AM (KZzsI)

464 I thought there were studies that conclusively proved that something like 90% of all trash in the oceans came from India and China. Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the 30s with John Ford at October 25, 2021 10:02 AM (LvTSG)

@TJM, IIRC it was 10 rivers in Asia that fed almost all the trash to the ocean.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at October 25, 2021 10:04 AM (BMmaB)

465 >>448 I am willing to bet that virtually all pollution in the Pacific comes from Asia. We don't dump trash in the oceans, and haven't for generations. I am sure there is some leakage, but not much.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 25, 2021 10:01 AM (DU+/6)

Toynbee tile: Colonize Plastic-Bottle Pacific Islands With Central American Wanderers: New Race Of Fishpanics No Need For Border Wall.

Posted by: ZOD at October 25, 2021 10:04 AM (xK9An)

466 So let me get this straight, the thing that is going to take down Fauchi will not be the funding of GOF research to create a deadly virus, which was released and weaponized to fundamentally transform the world and apparently has killed millions of people around the globe and nearly brought the entire supply chain to it's knees, but will be his mistreatment of dogs?

Well, I guess you gotta take what you can get, but, sheesh.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 25, 2021 10:04 AM (rKTVE)

467 455 It does but it's still our fault...

Posted by: steevy at October 25, 2021 10:04 AM (CYnTg)

468 460 Can taxes on unrealized gains be paid in unrealized dollars?


do I get to deduct unrealized losses? because big picture I'd imagine them to be 100 percent after the crash this SeeYouNextTuesday will cause with her idiotic ideas.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at October 25, 2021 10:05 AM (j9HX3)

469 "We don't dump trash in the oceans, and haven't for generations."

I think Chicago sinks all of its treated sewage sludge out in Lake Michigan. Rather put it in the ocean, but there aren't any nearby.

Posted by: gp Champions Decrementalism at October 25, 2021 10:05 AM (qpX6U)

470 Upside plastic is not nearly as eternal as some people claim.

Yeah, it crumbles pretty rapidly when exposed to elements. Turns into powder, basically. I mean, its not some supernatural substance from another dimension, its processed petroleum. It will eventually return to its origins, and that does not take 10,000 years like some claim.

I mean, it depends on the plastic, some is much more hardy than others, but the bulk of what people use regularly breaks down pretty fast. Stuff like milk cartons and plastic bags.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 25, 2021 10:05 AM (KZzsI)

471 >>What happens when you have both living in the same house? And they get along?
Posted by: rickb223 at October 25, 2021 10:02 AM (OCTRt)

Shroedinger's Pet: CatDog.

Posted by: ZOD at October 25, 2021 10:05 AM (xK9An)

472 337 If you claim that trapping a puppys head in a bag of sand flies is torture, you will be banned for denying science!
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And you know those evil f*ckers had no real need to torture defenseless live pups that way.

But they probably did have a need to get their grubby hands on some of that sweet "free" American taxpayer cash that Mengele/Fauci was handing out like Halloween candy.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at October 25, 2021 10:06 AM (k4dH2)

473 "The various shots that people are getting now, cover that. They're, they're, they're o.k. You're not gonna, you're not gonna get Covid if you have these vaccinations." The full-length Bryson Gray, Tyson James, Chandler Crump "Let's Go Brandon" is here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeLO8yVrVx4

Posted by: m at October 25, 2021 10:06 AM (SJbY/)

474 T-Rex can bite people in half

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Yeah, but in Jurassic Park, he was a lawyer.
Posted by: SH (Overturn Roe) at October 25, 2021


***
"Bloodsucking" lawyer, to be exact!

Posted by: Mr. Hammond at October 25, 2021 10:06 AM (txdEq)

475 474 "Bloodsucking" lawyer, to be exact!
Posted by: Mr. Hammond at October 25, 2021 10:06 AM (txdEq)

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"Thank you."
-Genaro

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the 30s with John Ford at October 25, 2021 10:07 AM (LvTSG)

476
Cats are well...stupid as a group. And solo predators. People confuse their solo predator nature as aloofness and deep intelligence. Research has shown That intelligence is just not there. People love their cats and that's fine, but it's a bit like being the guy or gal who gets dumped and keeps trying to get the dumper to love them.
YMMV.
Posted by: naturalfake at October 25, 2021 09:50 AM (5NkmN)


Feral and wild cats don't do well in groups but domestic cats have more people skills. Mother cats (queens) creche their kittens with each other and the kittens are very affectionate to each other. As cats domesticated they kept more kitten traits like being able to tolerate each other, as well as humans, which seem to fill the Mom spot in their heads.
They don't hunt as a pack, but mine will serially play a mouse to death, and they like to watch each other hunt. A friend says that he watched two squirrels act as beaters for a cat while it was hunting mice and rats in a brush pile, but I am not sure if that speaks to the cat's brains or the squirrels'

Posted by: Kindltot at October 25, 2021 10:07 AM (KbLYZ)

477 Basically the masterminds are trying to bring us back in time to right around 500 B.C.

Don't forget us!

Posted by: Islam at October 25, 2021 10:07 AM (BMmaB)

478 Cat people don't interact with dogs well, and dogs become disinterested. Dog people don't interact with cats well and cats become defensive, frightened, or angry.

What happens when you have both living in the same house? And they get along?
Posted by: rickb223 at October 25, 2021 10:02 AM (OCTRt)

Dr. Raymond Stantz: Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boiling!

Dr. Egon Spengler: Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes...

Winston Zeddemore: The dead rising from the grave!

Dr. Peter Venkman: Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... MASS HYSTERIA!

Posted by: Count de Monet, IF, Unvaccinated Kulak-American at October 25, 2021 10:07 AM (4I/2K)

479 Late jumping in here, but two things: our fast fashion industry in bad on so many levels -- use of slave labour is just the beginning. Please only donate quality clothing, not used t-shirts, etc. It kills the clothing market overseas and often does end up in the ocean.

Posted by: BarcelonaCarmen at October 25, 2021 10:07 AM (+CiEK)

480 GovRonDeSantis; 1h
1. Your livelihood should not be dependent upon whether you get a COVID shot. This is a personal decision.
2. The Biden Vaccine Mandate is unconstitutional, and we have a responsibility to fight back as a state.
3. Vaccine mandates are bad for the economy.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at October 25, 2021 10:07 AM (UHVv4)

481 I proposed destroying the ozone lawyer back in the early 2000s so the UV would destroy the plastic refuse....did anybody listen? No! People have no appreciation for doers!

Posted by: Some Rat at October 25, 2021 10:07 AM (lJmmt)

482 I mean, it depends on the plastic, some is much more hardy than others, but the bulk of what people use regularly breaks down pretty fast. Stuff like milk cartons and plastic bags.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 25, 2021 10:05 AM (KZzsI)

Like all the "data" used in their twisted worldviews... someone probably figured out that kevlar takes a long while to decompose under certain conditions, and some Rachel Carson type jumped on that number and used it for literally every plastic that exists. For the Children, you see.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 25, 2021 10:07 AM (/EuRN)

483 GovRonDeSantis; 1h
1. Your livelihood should not be dependent upon whether you get a COVID shot. This is a personal decision.
2. The Biden Vaccine Mandate is unconstitutional, and we have a responsibility to fight back as a state.
3. Vaccine mandates are bad for the economy.

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This FL gov seems pretty good.

Posted by: SH (Overturn Roe) at October 25, 2021 10:08 AM (sX1BW)

484 Toynbee tile: Colonize Plastic-Bottle Pacific Islands With Central American Wanderers: New Race Of Fishpanics No Need For Border Wall.

Posted by: ZOD at October 25, 2021 10:04 AM
Gaaahhhh...just had a horrible flashback to Flood by Steven Baxter.

Posted by: Eromero at October 25, 2021 10:08 AM (0OP+5)

485 It always bothers me when I see shots or documentaries of well-meaning people who go clean up a beach in like Thailand. "see how littered this beach is?" (shot that looks like a landfill) "20 volunteers cleaned up everything over a week and transformed the beach!" (pristine sand).

Yeah. And in a month its got crap all over it again. You know why? Because you didn't change the people who litter, you just cleaned up for them, without charge, or them even asking. And because the rivers all dump this crap into the ocean nearby and it washes ashore.

All you did was waste a week being the Big White Samaritan Who Saves The Yellow Man so you can go home and write a paper about it for your college.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 25, 2021 10:08 AM (KZzsI)

486 483 This FL gov seems pretty good.
Posted by: SH (Overturn Roe) at October 25, 2021 10:08 AM (sX1BW)

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Only because he killed his entire population.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the 30s with John Ford at October 25, 2021 10:09 AM (LvTSG)

487 Cats and dogs evolved from a common ancestor. It becomes more obvious when you look at some of the tree climbing fox species.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 25, 2021 10:09 AM (Y5qcH)

488 All you did was waste a week being the Big White Samaritan Who Saves The Yellow Man so you can go home and write a paper about it for your college.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor


This x1000.

Posted by: Some Rat at October 25, 2021 10:10 AM (lJmmt)

489 "It always bothers me when I see shots or documentaries of well-meaning people who go clean up a beach in like Thailand."

It always bothers me when the goverment declares a Superfund site, digs it up, then just buries it somewhere else, at the cost of a gazillion dollars.

Posted by: gp Champions Decrementalism at October 25, 2021 10:10 AM (qpX6U)

490 GovRonDeSantis; 1h
1. Your livelihood should not be dependent upon whether you get a COVID shot. This is a personal decision.
2. The Biden Vaccine Mandate is unconstitutional, and we have a responsibility to fight back as a state.
3. Vaccine mandates are bad for the economy.
Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at October 25, 2021 10:07 AM (UHVv4)



Not mentioning that the vax is injuring, maiming and killing people.....

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 25, 2021 10:10 AM (Zz0t1)

491 488 All you did was waste a week being the Big White Samaritan Who Saves The Yellow Man so you can go home and write a paper about it for your college.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

This x1000.
Posted by: Some Rat at October 25, 2021 10:10 AM (lJmmt)

It's Jellyby's all the way down.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 25, 2021 10:10 AM (/EuRN)

492 How pray tell did they manage to get from her butt to the Pacific ocean?


Others have covered that answer fairly well, the context was she was protesting the use of plastics because of straws in sea turtle noses or something. In her mind there are people whose job is just to paw through dumpsters and dump recovered plastics into the ocean.

People think electricity comes out of a hole in the wall and chicken and other products come from "in the back" (as in "Could you go in the back and check for more?")

So I have no idea what array of steps goes through her mind as in to how a discarded plastic straw in Sacramento kills a turtle on the opposite side of the world's largest ocean.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 25, 2021 10:10 AM (+LCoQ)

493 I like the Gray/Chandler/Crump "Let's Go Brandon" and I have it playing on loop in the background.

Posted by: m at October 25, 2021 10:10 AM (SJbY/)

494 All you did was waste a week being the Big White Samaritan Who Saves The Yellow Man so you can go home and write a paper about it for your college.

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I'm sure there were other goings on in Thailand.

Posted by: SH (Overturn Roe) at October 25, 2021 10:11 AM (sX1BW)

495 Cats and dogs evolved from a common ancestor. It becomes more obvious when you look at some of the tree climbing fox species.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 25, 2021


***
It's amazing how much foxes, which are classed as canines, resemble cats in looks and behavior.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 25, 2021 10:11 AM (txdEq)

496 >>It's Jellyby's all the way down.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 25, 2021 10:10 AM (/EuRN)

Jellybys and Major Barbaras.

Posted by: ZOD at October 25, 2021 10:11 AM (xK9An)

497 Like all the "data" used in their twisted worldviews... someone probably figured out that kevlar takes a long while to decompose under certain conditions, and some Rachel Carson type jumped on that number and used it for literally every plastic that exists. For the Children, you see. Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 25, 2021 10:07 AM (/EuRN)

The California ban on plastic straws is based on a kid's science fair project.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at October 25, 2021 10:12 AM (BMmaB)

498 500!!!!

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at October 25, 2021 10:12 AM (flINI)

499 But what about the treeeeeeeeeeessssss?????
Reeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!
Posted by: rickb223 at October 25, 2021 09:50 AM


Do we tell them that they really do grow on trees?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 25, 2021 10:12 AM (m+jkK)

500 Cats and dogs evolved from a common ancestor. It becomes more obvious when you look at some of the tree climbing fox species.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 25, 2021

Chimps and humans, too. I've seen 'em ride bicycles and smoke cigars.

Posted by: BignJames at October 25, 2021 10:12 AM (AwYPR)

501 Government theme song:

https://youtu.be/JYIByWHKl2I

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 25, 2021 10:12 AM (Zz0t1)

502 498 500!!!!
Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at October 25, 2021 10:12 AM (flINI)

Huh-uh.

Posted by: m at October 25, 2021 10:12 AM (SJbY/)

503 Like all the "data" used in their twisted worldviews... someone probably figured out that kevlar takes a long while to decompose under certain conditions, and some Rachel Carson type jumped on that number and used it for literally every plastic that exists. For the Children, you see.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 25, 2021 10:07 AM (/EuRN)
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You have to find communist dictators of large countries to find someone with more blood on his hands than Rachel Carson has on hers.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 25, 2021 10:13 AM (DU+/6)

504 Do we tell them that they really do grow on trees?
Posted by: RedMindBlueState


*snort

Posted by: rickb223 at October 25, 2021 10:13 AM (OCTRt)

505 The California ban on plastic straws is based on a kid's science fair project.
Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at October 25, 2021 10:12 AM (BMmaB)

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To be fair, that's based on more science than mask mandates.

Posted by: 496 at October 25, 2021 10:13 AM (VJsqe)

506 498 500!!!!
Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at October 25, 2021 10:12 AM (flINI)



Load status: Blown early

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 25, 2021 10:13 AM (Zz0t1)

507 >>The California ban on plastic straws is based on a kid's science fair project. Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at October 25, 2021 10:12 AM (BMmaB)

...and the Khmer Rouge children shall lead them.

Posted by: ZOD at October 25, 2021 10:13 AM (xK9An)

508 Do we tell them that they really do grow on trees?
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 25, 2021 10:12 AM (m+jkK)

And that it's highly unlikely that your paper shopping bag is made of Brazillian hardwood?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 25, 2021 10:13 AM (/EuRN)

509 The California ban on plastic straws is based on a kid's science fair project.
Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at October 25, 2021 10:12 AM (BMmaB)
++++
Social distancing and school closures are based on a kid's high school paper (albeit with some high-tech modeling done by her dad who worked at Los Alamos).

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 25, 2021 10:13 AM (DU+/6)

510 It always bothers me when I see shots or documentaries of well-meaning people who go clean up a beach in like Thailand. "see how littered this beach is?" (shot that looks like a landfill) "20 volunteers cleaned up everything over a week and transformed the beach!" (pristine sand).

Yeah. And in a month its got crap all over it again. You know why? Because you didn't change the people who litter, you just cleaned up for them, without charge, or them even asking. And because the rivers all dump this crap into the ocean nearby and it washes ashore.

All you did was waste a week being the Big White Samaritan Who Saves The Yellow Man so you can go home and write a paper about it for your college.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 25, 2021 10:08 AM (KZzsI)

This. Now do the corporate do-good volunteer teams what repair & paint shotgun shacks, parks, cemeteries, etc. in Houston's historic wards.

Posted by: Count de Monet, IF, Unvaccinated Kulak-American at October 25, 2021 10:13 AM (4I/2K)

511 487 Cats and dogs evolved from a common ancestor. It becomes more obvious when you look at some of the tree climbing fox species.
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Cats are surveillance assets for the Ancient Aliens.

Posted by: Puddin Head at October 25, 2021 10:14 AM (4vi12)

512 You have to find communist dictators of large countries to find someone with more blood on his hands than Rachel Carson has on hers.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 25, 2021 10:13 AM (DU+/6)

She's charging to the lead...look at the yearly deaths from malaria.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 25, 2021 10:14 AM (Q9lwr)

513 500!!!!
Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at October 25, 2021 10:12 AM (flINI)


Load status: Blown early
Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 25, 2021 10:13 AM (Zz0t1)

***

Hasn't been a problem for me since the early 80's... Mebbe i'm regressing?

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at October 25, 2021 10:14 AM (flINI)

514 Painting just needs a better title...

Like... Juanita's Dad waits for her to return from her first date...

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 25, 2021 10:14 AM (oHd/0)

515 The California ban on plastic straws is based on a kid's science fair project.
Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon


Which is WAY better than most of the science they base their communist plans on.

Posted by: Some Rat at October 25, 2021 10:14 AM (lJmmt)

516 Weren't the Chinese using discarded plastics to build their man-made islands?

The Brits scoffed, "Feh, two Wongs don't make a Wight!"

Posted by: Muldoon at October 25, 2021 10:14 AM (5Woea)

517 How pray tell did they manage to get from her butt to the Pacific ocean? Ocean dumping of trash has been illegal for years and if she flushed them down a toilet that would foul a pump in the local sewage treatment plant, not end up in the ocean.
Posted by: moon_over_vermont at October 25, 2021 09:57 AM (CcBZe)


She perceives it as her sin, and as you know, sin does not mean someone was hurt, only that one has committed transgressions.
But since she can't think that far she has to emotionalize it, she can't think it through and has to rationalize her guilt by proving to herself what the damage was.

Dave Rubin has a story about how he came out on September 10 2001 and his gut reaction to 9-11 was that he caused it by coming out. But Dave has a brain and actually uses it, unlike yoga pants sin girl.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 25, 2021 10:15 AM (KbLYZ)

518 Checking in one time before monkey time

Posted by: Skip's Phone at October 25, 2021 10:16 AM (nouTT)

519 She's charging to the lead...look at the yearly deaths from malaria.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 25, 2021 10:14 AM (Q9lwr)
++++
Yes. That's what I am referring to.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 25, 2021 10:16 AM (DU+/6)

520 Painting just needs a better title...

Like... Juanita's Dad waits for her to return from her first date...
Posted by: Romeo13


Seriously. Dude has a wicked pig sticker.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 25, 2021 10:16 AM (OCTRt)

521 Multicolored plastic islands are stained-glass windows to whales.

Posted by: ZOD at October 25, 2021 10:16 AM (xK9An)

522 Myanmar. Haiti. Now Sudan.

The Sudanese military staged a coup over the weekend, Arresting Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and most of his cabinet members.

Sudan is the third country with a military coup this year.

https://tinyurl.com/57kjbyvw

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at October 25, 2021 10:16 AM (+tJ2U)

523 The California ban on plastic straws is based on a kid's science fair project.
Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at October 25, 2021 10:12 AM (BMmaB)


It's also not being followed. I haven't seen a paper straw more than once or twice since I moved back to CA nearly two years ago.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 25, 2021 10:16 AM (gbfHZ)

524 And in a month its got crap all over it again. You know why? Because you didn't change the people who litter, you just cleaned up for them, without charge, or them even asking. And because the rivers all dump this crap into the ocean nearby and it washes ashore.

All you did was waste a week being the Big White Samaritan Who Saves The Yellow Man so you can go home and write a paper about it for your college.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 25, 2021 10:08 AM (KZzsI)


But let me explain to you how it's different when we wipe out 3rd World debts...

Posted by: Ignorant Economist at October 25, 2021 10:17 AM (B3t53)

525 514 Painting just needs a better title...

Like... Juanita's Dad waits for her to return from her first date...
Posted by: Romeo13 at October 25, 2021 10:14 AM (oHd/0)

I was thinking more like "O Sole Mio."

Posted by: m at October 25, 2021 10:17 AM (SJbY/)

526 There's apparently video of Kathy Griffin dancing topless going around the Internet and turning guys gay and lesbians straight. Just wanted to put out that warning.

Posted by: Ian S. at October 25, 2021 10:17 AM (ZGrMX)

527 It's amazing how much foxes, which are classed as canines, resemble cats in looks and behavior.

I want a fox pet but they are like 100 generations from being really ready to be domesticated.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 25, 2021 10:17 AM (KZzsI)

528 Perceived difference between an illustrator and an artist. That's why Norman Rockwell gets so much shit.

Posted by: Wilma Flintstone at October 25, 2021 10:18 AM (2DOZq)

529 The main page "Jet Pack Joe" link doesn't work/exist. There's no link associated to it.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 25, 2021 10:18 AM (Zz0t1)

530 Sing, goddess, the anger of Fred's son Trump,

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at October 25, 2021 10:00 AM (z5Vrg)


I love you.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 25, 2021 10:18 AM (KbLYZ)

531 Sudan is the third country with a military coup this year.

https://tinyurl.com/57kjbyvw

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at October 25, 2021 10:16 AM (+tJ2U)

Come on, like, those aren't even real countries, are they? You just made up some names. I mean, serious.

Posted by: Average News Consumer at October 25, 2021 10:18 AM (/EuRN)

532 Multicolored plastic islands are stained-glass windows to whales.
Posted by: ZOD

Of the way we were.

Posted by: Bruce at October 25, 2021 10:18 AM (vd8XM)

533 Painting just needs a better title...

Like... Juanita's Dad waits for her to return from her first date...
Posted by: Romeo13 at October 25, 2021 10:14 AM (oHd/0)


I said Jaunita, my sweet taquita, what are you up to?
My Juanita!

Posted by: Fat Man In The Bathtub at October 25, 2021 10:18 AM (4I/2K)

534 I want a fox pet but they are like 100 generations from being really ready to be domesticated.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 25, 2021 10:17 AM (KZzsI)

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Ask Joe Mannix. He seems to know lots of foxes!

Posted by: 496 at October 25, 2021 10:18 AM (VJsqe)

535 Posted by: Count de Monet, IF, Unvaccinated Kulak-American at October 25, 2021 10:13 AM (4I/2K)

Yup, my normal Running route I've been doing for over 50 years. It runs along an irrigation canal route behind our local High School. It NEVER used to have trash on it... until about 20 years ago.

Now, trash is dumped alongside the canal daily... bags and bags of trash. Now, what has changed in Central Calif?

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 25, 2021 10:18 AM (oHd/0)

536 444 How pray tell did they manage to get from her butt to the Pacific ocean?

YOu can get a dimwit leftist to believe anything about plastics and the ocean. They think there's an island of plastic just floating around the pacific the size of Australia because someone said it on Facebook once. Anything that makes them feel guilty or allows them to think ill of their neighbor is true no matter how ludicrous and irrational.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 25, 2021 09:59 AM (KZzsI)


Some locales sold plastic for recycling to China. A lot of it was unsorted, so the the unusable stuff got picked out in China and dumped into the large rivers, where it made its way to sea as large rafts of plastic waste.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at October 25, 2021 10:18 AM (8C7+r)

537 I want a fox pet but they are like 100 generations from being really ready to be domesticated.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 25, 2021 10:17 AM (KZzsI)

The Russians have been domesticating foxes at a rapid pace. They basically turn into...dogs. Dunno how hard they would be to import.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Dune 2021 review at October 25, 2021 10:18 AM (XvPQV)

538 Since tons of face masks are being discarded everywhere, not to mention being dumped into the oceans, I don't ever want to see or hear anything about paper straws. Ever.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at October 25, 2021 10:18 AM (N39Ws)

539 "you didn't change the people who litter, you just cleaned up for them, without charge,"

Cleaning up other people's trash, at no cost to them, just incentivizes them to litter more. Is that like a lemma to the tragedy of the commons? I dunno.

At any rate, it's discouraging to clean something up, just to see it go to hell again in a week. Remember when some MAGAs were cleaning up ghetto neighborhoods a couple years ago? Bet they've stopped doing it by now, having learned their lesson in Futility.

Posted by: gp Champions Decrementalism at October 25, 2021 10:19 AM (qpX6U)

540 (albeit with some high-tech modeling done by her dad who worked at Los Alamos).

Didn't a number of scientists at Los Alamos get canned recently because of the Vaxx Mandate?

Literal Rocket scientists can often be total idiots.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 25, 2021 10:19 AM (+LCoQ)

541 43 It was a pleasure, especially being able to sing Happy Birthday to ya, CBD.

Hope you had a nice one yesterday.
Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at October 25, 2021 08:38 AM (+tJ2U)


I heard the singing, but from my side of the table I couldn't tell who they were singing to.

Happy (late) b'day, CBD!

Posted by: Half Dozen at October 25, 2021 10:19 AM (dJs6r)

542 Sudan is the third country with a military coup this year.

When America is perceived as weak, the rest of the world goes to hell in a handbasket. Happens every time.

I wonder if Biden is droning people like Obama was? He really seemed to get an indordinate amount of joy out of using drones to kill white people and asians.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 25, 2021 10:19 AM (KZzsI)

543 Sudan is the third country with a military coup this year.

A military coupe? You mean like Mustang with camouflage?

Posted by: Hillary Clinton, world traveler at October 25, 2021 10:19 AM (h5TKJ)

544 So let me get this straight, the thing that is going to take down Fauchi will not be the funding of GOF research to create a deadly virus, which was released and weaponized to fundamentally transform the world and apparently has killed millions of people around the globe and nearly brought the entire supply chain to it's knees, but will be his mistreatment of dogs?

Well, I guess you gotta take what you can get, but, sheesh.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 25, 2021 10:04 AM (rKTVE)


Yeah, Fauci ought to be treated like a war criminal IMHO. His illegal assistance to a foreign country to produce a biological weapon which killed millions of people should be punished.

But, the beagle thing will get him kicked out of his job possibly but their will be no justice for those he murdered with his "research".

Life is a funny old thing, ain't it?

Posted by: naturalfake at October 25, 2021 10:19 AM (5NkmN)

545 A military coupe? You mean like Mustang with camouflage?
Posted by: Hillary Clinton, world traveler at October 25, 2021 10:19 AM (h5TKJ)

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As with anything, the de Ville is in the details.

Posted by: 496 at October 25, 2021 10:20 AM (VJsqe)

546 1. Your livelihood should not be dependent upon whether you get a COVID shot. This is a personal decision.
___________

Your livelihood and ability to eat in restaurants, go to your kid's school, attend public events, etc., should not be dependent upon whether you subject yourself to an experimental medical treatment, that has already resulted in tens of thousands of deaths and disabilities, for a virus that has a better than 99% survival rate, poses no serious health threat to anyone under 65 with no co-morbidities, and has been effectively treated by hundreds of millions of people with cheap, widely-available, well-tested drugs like Tylenol, doxycycline, and ivermectin.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at October 25, 2021 10:20 AM (k4dH2)

547 I played in a community band that practiced at the local HS.
On the inside walls of the HS were pictures and sayings on saving the earth and ending the pollution.

Out in the parking lot? Empty soda bottles, fast food wrappers, etc

Posted by: Bruce at October 25, 2021 10:21 AM (vd8XM)

548 Since tons of face masks are being discarded everywhere, not to mention being dumped into the oceans, I don't ever want to see or hear anything about paper straws. Ever.
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at October 25, 2021 10:18 AM (N39Ws)


Paper straws are the worst! They disintegrate after about 5 minutes.

Posted by: Jordan61 at October 25, 2021 10:21 AM (Ez6QX)

549 Myanmar. Haiti. Now Sudan.

Posted by: SMH


Only three a year? I thought that was weekly in turd world nations.

One of which the US is trying to join toot sweet.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 25, 2021 10:21 AM (OCTRt)

550 Happy belated Birthday CBD !

Posted by: JT at October 25, 2021 10:21 AM (arJlL)

551 Since tons of face masks are being discarded everywhere, not to mention being dumped into the oceans, I don't ever want to see or hear anything about paper straws. Ever.

And how. Those paper masks, people just throw them aside apparently. They're littered everywhere these days. By the same people who want plastic straws banned.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 25, 2021 10:21 AM (KZzsI)

552 at my previous large-company job we painted the same damn ghetto Philly school every year

the kids probably were looking on like "thanks so much for a new blank canvas!"

Posted by: BlackOrchid at October 25, 2021 10:21 AM (j9HX3)

553 NOOD LATE APE

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 25, 2021 10:21 AM (DU+/6)

554 Ask Joe Mannix. He seems to know lots of foxes!
Posted by: 496 at October 25, 2021 10:18 AM (VJsqe)

With the big American breasts??

Posted by: Georg Festrunk &Yortuk Festruk at October 25, 2021 10:21 AM (4I/2K)

555 Your livelihood should not be dependent upon bending the knee to a liege-lord.

That is the argument. Everything else is window-dressing.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 25, 2021 10:21 AM (/EuRN)

556 Paper straws are the worst! They disintegrate after about 5 minutes.

Just use a metal one, which builds up mold and gunk inside it at a rate fast enough to watch in real time! Good luck cleaning it!

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 25, 2021 10:22 AM (KZzsI)

557 "But...it doesn't grab me and it doesn't suggest that the artist was passionate or tremendously involved."

Contrast this with Velázquez' amazing painting, "The Waterseller of Seville".

https://tinyurl.com/5cpy3uvv

The artist was immersed in that moment, that place in time, those people. You can see the moisture beading on the glass, feel the texture of the water jug. Nothing like it.

Posted by: troyriser at October 25, 2021 10:22 AM (pYLCQ)

558 Since tons of diseased, used face masks are being discarded everywhere,

Lets not forget that these face diapers are "crapped in" diapers. So you get the double sin of throwing out plastics into the environment and spreading disease.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 25, 2021 10:22 AM (+LCoQ)

559 >>A military coupe? You mean like Mustang with camouflage? Posted by: Hillary Clinton, world traveler at October 25, 2021 10:19 AM (h5TKJ)

Or a high-caliber champagne?

Posted by: ZOD at October 25, 2021 10:22 AM (xK9An)

560 Since tons of face masks are being discarded everywhere, not to mention being dumped into the oceans, I don't ever want to see or hear anything about paper straws. Ever.
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed


I don't want to hear about biohazard waste. Ever. Not if this is how they treat the refuse from the black death.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 25, 2021 10:22 AM (OCTRt)

561 I'm hearing all kinds of good things about Dune but I just can't get past Liet Kynes being a black woman. Just an unnecessary bullshit gender swap

Posted by: steevy at October 25, 2021 10:22 AM (CYnTg)

562 Nood

Posted by: Furious George at October 25, 2021 10:22 AM (9vQJW)

563 Monkey up

Posted by: rickb223 at October 25, 2021 10:23 AM (OCTRt)

564 Posted by: Romeo13 at October 25, 2021 10:18 AM (oHd/0)

Illegals and first generation immigrants. It's what they've always done, Hell I have to watch and make sure home renovation workers don't pour paint and waste down the drains or in the bushes,

Posted by: Wilma Flintstone at October 25, 2021 10:23 AM (2DOZq)

565 Just use a metal one, which builds up mold and gunk inside it at a rate fast enough to watch in real time! Good luck cleaning it!

Didn't someone impale themselves when they demonstrated to the world that they can't sip a soda and walk at the same time?

Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 25, 2021 10:23 AM (+LCoQ)

566 This. Now do the corporate do-good volunteer teams what repair & paint shotgun shacks, parks, cemeteries, etc. in Houston's historic wards.

My employer's former CEO decided that we needed to be "good corporate citizens" so we spent the equivalent of a couple of man-months puttering around in some stupid "community garden" that was growing crap quality vegetables to be given to low income people who probably tossed them into the next dumpster they passed. At least the T-shirt I got was nice.

Posted by: Oddbob at October 25, 2021 10:23 AM (nfrXX)

567 Stacey Abrams: "I come from a state where I was not entitled to become the governor, but as an American citizen and a citizen of Georgia, I'm going to fight for every person who has the right to vote to be able to cast that vote."

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 25, 2021 10:24 AM (yrol0)

568 Noodus simianus major

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 25, 2021 10:24 AM (txdEq)

569 229 Look at the big brain on Clyde! Must be the Purdue education.

Yes. That would explain it.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at October 25, 2021 10:26 AM (YohY1)

570 556 Paper straws are the worst! They disintegrate after about 5 minutes.

Just use a metal one, which builds up mold and gunk inside it at a rate fast enough to watch in real time! Good luck cleaning it!
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 25, 2021 10:22 AM (KZzsI)

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Yes. They both suck.

Posted by: 496 at October 25, 2021 10:28 AM (VJsqe)

571 When America is perceived as weak, the rest of the world goes to hell in a handbasket. Happens every time.
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We have to stop being the world's policeman. Never be the first to fight a war. Always be the last and bring enough to end it fast.

Posted by: Puddin Head at October 25, 2021 10:28 AM (4vi12)

572 Ok, I made a comment so it's time to start refreshing like a mofo, the first Ace of the day is imminent.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at October 25, 2021 10:53 AM (MFphb)

573 "Guantanamera, guajira guantanamera . . ."

Posted by: Bilwick at October 25, 2021 11:18 AM (wNTIf)

574 Interesting perspective on the paining. What exactly would be considered passion? Any idea of the skill and dedication it takes to produce an image like this? Passion for what one is doing drives an individual to create such a rendering.

Posted by: Biggyrat at October 25, 2021 12:35 PM (YyG0O)

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