The Morning Rant: Minimalist Edition

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Our military is rapidly devolving into a European-style pseudo-tough armed force that is more interested in post-modern lunacy than actually learning how to fight and win wars. No matter what obfuscation emerges from the slimy maws of the current leaders of our military, our readiness is pathetic, our focus is on everything other than fighting, and our enemies are happy with the trends.

War is by definition unfair. Battles are won when the conditions are not equal, and it is incumbent on our leaders to create those conditions. which means the best men to take up arms, no matter their proclivities or opinions on homosexual marriage and gender and power structures in America. That Critical Race Theory and gender "equity" has overwhelmed training to kill our enemies is a symptom, not the cause.

The cause is the Long March, and that began probably with Woodrow Wilson's disastrous presidency. Progressivism and racism..what a combination!

The goal is to destroy America and American Exceptionalism from within, by carefully manipulating the vision of America that is taught to our leaders. No longer are they taught the glories of American history. No...they are taught that we are irredeemably evil, with systemic racism and a traditional patriarchy that pummels women into submission.

Can the US Navy fight and win a war?

The devastating fire in the USS Bonhomme Richard and the subsequent scathing investigation report again raise profound questions about naval competence. If the Navy is not prepared to fight a fire in a major warship, is it fit to fight a major war? Many will reject that comparison as this was only one of some 290 combatants. Yet, that possibility should not be rejected without further examination.

The Readiness Review, conducted for Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer after the 2017 collisions, and his cyber study were searing critiques. The first identified cultural problems, many that still have not been corrected. The second concluded that China posed “an existential threat” to the Navy and Marines. So, what has happened since?


[Emphasis mine] The answer is simple: It has gotten much, much worse.

Navies win battles by killing people and breaking things, and the best way to do that is to have the best men and train them to do exactly that. Every second spent on other things degrades the effectiveness of the fighting force. But the progressive plan is brilliant, because the argument that the armed forces should reflect the country as a whole seems, on its face, to make some sense.

Of course it doesn't make any sense at all. Women and transsexuals and non-binary...things...don't make great and ferocious soldiers and sailors and airmen and marines. They make our armed forces a miasma of conflicting priorities and confused goals. The example of the Bonhomme Richard is a good one: Ask any U.S. Navy veteran about what they trained for onboard ship, and fighting fires and damage control consumed much of their time. But when we shift to CRT and gender sensitivity and all the other crap that has infected our armed forces from the outside, we get a navy that cannot do its job!

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1 Present!

Posted by: runner at October 28, 2021 10:00 AM (8DvH0)

2 So glad hubs retired five years ago.

Posted by: Jordan61 at October 28, 2021 10:01 AM (Ez6QX)

3 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 28, 2021 10:03 AM (Zz0t1)

4 Minimalism FTW!

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 28, 2021 10:03 AM (Zz0t1)

5 not sponge

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, OCP were the good guys at October 28, 2021 10:03 AM (LvTSG)

6 Virginia Democrats now busy rigging the vote

https://tinyurl.com/s698y54v

Posted by: Sundown Joe Biden at October 28, 2021 10:03 AM (S8L4n)

7 hiya

Posted by: JT at October 28, 2021 10:03 AM (arJlL)

8 Jake Sherman
@JakeSherman

PELOSI specifically told House Democrats that she wants the infrastructure bill passed by the time BIDEN lands in rome tonight.

Posted by: redridinghood at October 28, 2021 10:03 AM (NpAcC)

9 Hiya CBD !

Posted by: JT at October 28, 2021 10:04 AM (arJlL)

10 Tee hee!

Posted by: 4 star tranny at October 28, 2021 10:04 AM (KgzRF)

11 Logging in present

Posted by: Skip's Phone at October 28, 2021 10:04 AM (GzZgY)

12 I wouldn't trust our Navy to win against the Jamaican Bobsled Team in a dinghy.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 28, 2021 10:05 AM (KZzsI)

13 From what Pooky has told me, it seems the Air Force is slowly trying to claw its way out of the Woke Pit. But I still remember 5-6 years ago when Pooky had to go to five "Don't Rape People" seminars in one month.

Posted by: pookysgirl, getting sick of waiting room chairs at October 28, 2021 10:05 AM (6+Ob8)

14 Look at this picture.

https://tinyl.io/533F

Look at it.

Posted by: hogmartin at October 28, 2021 10:05 AM (P4LRL)

15 No worries. The high school juniors are giving lap dances, so we're good.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at October 28, 2021 10:05 AM (wAnMi)

16 New Green Navy will be sailing...under sail.

Posted by: BignJames at October 28, 2021 10:06 AM (AwYPR)

17 No worries. The high school juniors are giving lap dances, so we're good.
Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at October 28, 2021 10:05 AM (wAnMi)



And candy bar commercials are about crossdressing children and adults assaulting those that won't comply.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 28, 2021 10:06 AM (Zz0t1)

18 Look at this picture.

https://tinyl.io/533F

Look at it.
Posted by: hogmartin at October 28, 2021 10:05 AM (P4LRL)



We haven't won a war in a long time and we won't be winning any anytime soon.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 28, 2021 10:07 AM (Zz0t1)

19 Look at this picture.

God in heaven I hope that's photoshop or some retired ship somewhere because it is simply inconceivable to me that any Navy ship would have a speck of rust anywhere. What the hell are the sailors DOING all day??

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 28, 2021 10:07 AM (KZzsI)

20
China: Inventing new hypersonic rockets.

US: Inventing pronouns.

Posted by: Lrrr at October 28, 2021 10:08 AM (jIL4c)

21 Again: This is a feature, not a bug. Indeed, it may be the prime directive of the new, leftist junta that now runs what used to be the the USA. (And don't kid yourself. They run the former USA. We handed the country to them on a silver platter with a side of arugula. There is no going back short of full-out civil war. And it won't be fought with prop guns.) These leftist pricks WANT to see our military weak and incompetent. They WANT to see the country defeated and dejected. They are not Americans and don't want to be. They are a Fifth Column wearing the USA as a skin suit. We must learn to understand and accept this. Boys, avenge me. Avenge me!

Posted by: Elric Blade at October 28, 2021 10:08 AM (iFTx/)

22 When politicians like Biden and Swalwell seem more interested in attacking the US than attacking outsiders, I think you know what kind of a military you're going to get.

Posted by: Wally at October 28, 2021 10:08 AM (FJYfm)

23 As an Army guy I spent 6 weeks aboard the Belleau Wood. In Somalia. Every day. Every Day there were fire fighting and damage control exercises. Those sailors and Marines were sharp.
But today every hour spent in Equal Opportunity classes is matched by the Chinese doing bayonet drills.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 28, 2021 10:08 AM (axyOa)

24 The high school juniors are giving lap dances, so we're good.
Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at October 28, 2021


***
I can remember certain girls in my junior year I wouldn't have minded getting lap dances from. . . .

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 28, 2021 10:08 AM (txdEq)

25 From what Pooky has told me, it seems the Air Force is slowly trying to claw its way out of the Woke Pit. But I still remember 5-6 years ago when Pooky had to go to five "Don't Rape People" seminars in one month.
Posted by: pookysgirl, getting sick of waiting room chairs at October 28, 2021 10:05 AM (6+Ob


A big factor in hubs' decision to retire was the fact that as a supervisor he was required to counsel his staff one-on-one, and a lot of them were female. He said to me, "they could walk out of my office and make up whatever they wanted to about what happened in there, and I lose my career."

Posted by: Jordan61 at October 28, 2021 10:09 AM (Ez6QX)

26 "The devastating fire in the USS Bonhomme Richard and the subsequent scathing investigation report again raise profound questions about naval competence. If the Navy is not prepared to fight a fire in a major warship, is it fit to fight a major war? Many will reject that comparison as this was only one of some 290 combatants. Yet, that possibility should not be rejected without further examination. "


Not only that, but that ship was tied up pier side with the fire fighting facilities of an entire Navy base at it's disposal. If that fire had happened at sea the minnow would have been lost.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 28, 2021 10:09 AM (JUOKG)

27 I want to.
I want to.
I want to.
But my hands are always tied up.....


https://youtu.be/7efYZ65aSRk

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 28, 2021 10:09 AM (Zz0t1)

28 This is another symptom of the creeping Marxism disguised as PC, Woke, LGBTQupdownleftright and so on. Remember during the Cold War, the Commies didn't care how many people got killed or how much gear broke down or was otherwise inoperable. As long as they had the right spirit and could spout the right Commie slogans on demand, it was cool. And if they were Party members, so much the better. No, I can see what's happening. But OTOH, in the present situation we might not have to worry about the Navy so much when Civil War 2.0 goes down.

Posted by: exdem13 at October 28, 2021 10:10 AM (W+kMI)

29 Fighting fires is transphobic. We must co-exist with fires and have a national conversation about their concerns.

Posted by: Admiral Rachel Levine at October 28, 2021 10:10 AM (9vQJW)

30 "But when we shift to CRT and gender sensitivity and all the other crap that has infected our armed forces from the outside, we get a navy that cannot do its job!"

American Exceptionalism under attack for 100 years (or since 1776?) ... and now they run the Pentagon, and run coups against a duly elected president. ... The fires are stoked from within, and I still believe the globalists doing this think they have China under control

... or at least are willing to let China help destroy Free America to achieve their totalitarian goals. They keep talking of a New World Order, all the Western "leaders" chant together about Build Back Better. ... Patriots believing in individual and state sovereignty are their enemy.

Posted by: illiniwek at October 28, 2021 10:10 AM (Cus5s)

31 What the hell are the sailors DOING all day??
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Each other.
Same as they always have.
But now the command grades promotions by which hole and how often it's used.

Posted by: Lrrr at October 28, 2021 10:10 AM (jIL4c)

32 The devastating fire in the USS Bonhomme Richard



Still not understanding how a metal ship burned absent an explosion due to a bomb around the fuel bunker.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 28, 2021 10:11 AM (OCTRt)

33 What parent in their right mind would encourage their kids to serve or apply to a service academy these days? I know career military members that are strongly advising their kids against it. Such a sad commentary on where we are today.

Posted by: Hoplite Housewife at October 28, 2021 10:11 AM (mNMgp)

34 Thye should weld rows of cleats to all the gun turrets, so that, in the event of hostilities breaking out, they can lash trannies and fags there to prevent the paint from being chipped by small-arms fire.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 28, 2021 10:11 AM (P3gRi)

35 The same testosterone overload that compels young men to perform risky acts for fun is what makes for effective soldiers. As long as there are experienced non-comes to keep them on task and getting caught up in the violence and committing atrocities. Which they will commit if left to their own judgement.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at October 28, 2021 10:11 AM (eJn7u)

36 A big factor in hubs' decision to retire was the fact that as a supervisor he was required to counsel his staff one-on-one, and a lot of them were female. He said to me, "they could walk out of my office and make up whatever they wanted to about what happened in there, and I lose my career."

Posted by: Jordan61 at October 28, 2021 10:09 AM


If I had a female in my office to counsel both when I was on active duty and as a GS supervisor I always had someone else there. You simply can't be too careful.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 28, 2021 10:12 AM (JUOKG)

37 Rule number one aboard a ship is you keep everyone as busy as possible even if its make work bullcrap just to keep them out of trouble or being bored. Chipping and scouring every single flake of rust all day long and repainting is one of the easiest ways to do that. Swabbing decks, picking up trash, etc. Keep them busy or they will get into trouble.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 28, 2021 10:12 AM (KZzsI)

38 Look at this picture.

https://tinyl.io/533F

Look at it.

Posted by: hogmartin at October 28, 2021 10:05 AM (P4LRL)

Holy shit.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 28, 2021 10:12 AM (VwHCD)

39 There are two places you really don't want to have a fire of any kind--on board a ship or on board a plane.

EVERY member of EVERY crew should be well-trained on how to handle fires. Even the lowly deckhand on a superyacht is trained on what to do in case of a fire. That's pretty much the basic requirement before ever joining a crew.

Idiots.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at October 28, 2021 10:13 AM (YIVH2)

40 Better sooner than later? Maybe some Chinese general should light off this battle sooner, rather than later, so that our rust is less-widespread and there are still some he/him pronouns in the military. Waiting helps them get stronger and merely weakens us further.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 28, 2021 10:13 AM (S8L4n)

41 Loss of perceived naval competence and power will be worse than most imagine. The existential basis of American power and the backstop behind our treaties since the Great White Fleet has been naval power, and this is particularly true in the postwar era.

Think shipping is having trouble now? Wait until the US Navy is no longer perceived as able to guarantee safe passage to all comers for trade.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 28, 2021 10:13 AM (DU+/6)

42 Where can you find pleasure
Search the world for treasure
Learn science technology
Where can you begin to make your dreams all come true
On the land or on the sea
Where can you learn to fly
Play in sports and skin dive
Study oceanography
Sign up for the big band
Or sit in the grandstand
When your team and others meet
In the navy!

Posted by: Ted Torgerson at October 28, 2021 10:14 AM (vN+oL)

43 Still not understanding how a metal ship burned absent an explosion due to a bomb around the fuel bunker.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 28, 2021 10:11 AM


There is an incredible of flammable stuff onboard a ship starting with the deck material to the overhead lagging for all of the pipes and wires. IIRC that was a lubricant storage area where the fire was started.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 28, 2021 10:14 AM (JUOKG)

44 Look at this picture.

https://tinyl.io/533F

Look at it.
Posted by: hogmartin at October 28, 2021 10:05 AM


That ship was our representative to an important ceremony to the Ukraine. They know from experience what a ship in that condition means.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 28, 2021 10:14 AM (a3Q+t)

45 I watched that Twix Halloween ad.

Not sure what Twix is trying to do here, but the ad appears to be advocating adults (the nanny/witch) literally blowing away kids who dare to speak words that the adult does not approve of (the boy who made full of the dude in a dress).

Is that really the message Mars wants to be associated with? Violence against kids is totes cool, if those kids engage in "wrong-speak"?

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at October 28, 2021 10:15 AM (k4dH2)

46 38 Look at this picture.

https://tinyl.io/533F

Look at it.

Posted by: hogmartin at October 28, 2021 10:05 AM (P4LRL)

Holy shit.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 28, 2021 10:12 AM (VwHCD)
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Someone isn't taking care of the ship I helped pay for.

Posted by: Weasel - Honorary Texan at October 28, 2021 10:15 AM (u3s/7)

47 The rusting Navy ships has been an issue for several years. Part of the problem is the prolonged time at sea while other vessels that would normally rotate are held up in port while a refit that used to take 6 months now takes 2 years.

And, of course the obscene focus on race, trannies and being green isn't helping. There's a lot of rot in the military today and it's not just confined to rust on warships.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 28, 2021 10:15 AM (BFigT)

48 14 Look at this picture.

https://tinyl.io/533F

Look at it.
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A picture paints a thousand words, yeah.... That amount of rust was funny at the beginning of Down Periscope. It's not so funny in the real Navy today.

Posted by: exdem13 at October 28, 2021 10:15 AM (W+kMI)

49 China: Inventing new hypersonic rockets.

US: Inventing pronouns.


A good way to tell the real-world value of each college degree- are Chinese nationals in that program and stealing research?

Posted by: t-bird at October 28, 2021 10:15 AM (l0Lgi)

50 I seem to remember a report by a retired admiral where he said that the Navy is all in on all the DIE stuff, but doesn't know jack about basic seamanship. It's really frightening, but to me is seems as though our military is in the worst shape it's been since right before Pearl Harbor. And I don't think the enemy that's going to stage a sneak attack this time is just coming with conventional weapons.

Posted by: Old Blue at October 28, 2021 10:15 AM (VNmG1)

51 There are two places you really don't want to have a fire of any kind--on board a ship or on board a plane.

Exactly. These are the absolute basics and at least from the outside it looks a hell of a lot like nobody is being trained in the basics because they're so busy trying to snowflake the entire Navy

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 28, 2021 10:15 AM (KZzsI)

52 The same testosterone overload that compels young men to perform risky acts for fun is what makes for effective soldiers. As long as there are experienced non-comes to keep them on task and getting caught up in the violence and committing atrocities. Which they will commit if left to their own judgement.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at October 28, 2021 10:11 AM (eJn7u)


Some of my best NCOs would begin a class by shouting "All right yoy shitheads, put a sock in it and watch. This is some cool shit!"
Kept them focused.
Exploited their fun factor.
Kept the officers away.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 28, 2021 10:16 AM (axyOa)

53 J.J.'s post this morning really struck home. There is no real check on the Left's path to destruction. The media and the people and the courts won't stop it.

GOP opposition is toothless. The Left keeps taking unprecedented actions because their motto is "By Any Means Necessary", legal or not. And they mean it.

Posted by: JM in Florida - Behold the Manchurian Candidate at October 28, 2021 10:16 AM (HCeRP)

54 The rusting Navy ships has been an issue for several years. Part of the problem is the prolonged time at sea

That's why we need a Navy base in Nevada.

Posted by: Rear Admiral Rachel Levine at October 28, 2021 10:16 AM (oBAbT)

55 53 J.J.'s post this morning really struck home. There is no real check on the Left's path to destruction. The media and the people and the courts won't stop it.

__________

The media and the courts are in on it.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at October 28, 2021 10:17 AM (k4dH2)

56 "In practice, 'America first' has meant 'America alone.' - General James Mattis.

Posted by: Capital Eff at October 28, 2021 10:17 AM (2xGy+)

57 Hogmartin, after looking at the pic, at least the USS Constitution is ready....maybe.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at October 28, 2021 10:17 AM (rpJ9G)

58 Also, I knew all along this steel warship fad was a bad idea. Bring back wood! The old ways are best.

Posted by: Weasel - Honorary Texan at October 28, 2021 10:17 AM (u3s/7)

59 The US Navy was destroyed when two things coincided.

First was the destruction of the traditions of being a sailor. Sailors are something special. Mother Nature and Neptune are ALWAYS trying to kill you... sure, they will lull you into complacency with Clear skies and following seas... and then bamm... welcome to the HER icane. These Men lived a life apart... gone for months or years at a time... and so created a society and lifestyle that worked... they had their own traditions and culture. Part of that culture WAS becoming their own group... and they did this with ceremony and tradition. Shellback. Bluenose. Order of the Golden Dragon. These traditions put you into the Brotherhood of sailors. The US Navy destroyed those traditions...

Cont. below due to line limits...

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 28, 2021 10:18 AM (oHd/0)

60 I watched that Twix Halloween ad.

Not sure what Twix is trying to do here.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at October 28, 2021 10:15 AM (k4dH2)

Sure as hell ain't selling candy.

Posted by: BignJames at October 28, 2021 10:19 AM (AwYPR)

61 The problem with wooden ships is that you need iron men to man them and... well...

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 28, 2021 10:19 AM (KZzsI)

62 27 I want to.
I want to.
I want to.
But my hands are always tied up.....
https://youtu.be/7efYZ65aSRk
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Cool.

Posted by: exdem13 at October 28, 2021 10:19 AM (W+kMI)

63 Great post! The link has links to reports I want to read about recent USN failures.

Posted by: JM in Florida - Behold the Manchurian Candidate at October 28, 2021 10:20 AM (HCeRP)

64 On the one hand, the left has destroyed the effectiveness of the US military.

On the other hand, the current junta is more likely to use that military against the people of the United States then any foreign enemy.

Posted by: 18-1 at October 28, 2021 10:20 AM (ESjRY)

65 When the draft starts...snowflakes will discover history and gambling .

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at October 28, 2021 10:20 AM (lSV9+)

66 "...we get a navy that cannot do its job!"

But they are inclusive, diverse, and those uniforms!

Posted by: Saxinis Kion at October 28, 2021 10:21 AM (dbdgv)

67 Hiya CBD !

Posted by: JT at October 28, 2021 10:04 AM (arJlL)

I'll allow it...I have had coffee!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 28, 2021 10:21 AM (Q9lwr)

68 Not sure what Twix is trying to do here.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at October 28, 2021 10:15 AM (k4dH2)

Sure as hell ain't selling candy.
Posted by: BignJames at October 28, 2021 10:19 AM (AwYPR)


Hey kid, your parents got a nanny because they don't have time for you. So your weird attention-getting stuff like wearing dresses? Yeah, it didn't work. Time to sack up.

Posted by: Wally at October 28, 2021 10:21 AM (FJYfm)

69 Is that really the message Mars wants to be associated with? Violence against kids is totes cool, if those kids engage in "wrong-speak"?
Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at October 28, 2021 10:15 AM (k4dH2)


Going to the mars.com site will answer all your questions. Dorito also has gay grandpa who found his lover in the afterlife. But I've been boycotting lays for a while, same with mars now. Too bad I already bought my jumbo costco bag of candy.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at October 28, 2021 10:21 AM (wAnMi)

70 On the other hand, the current junta is more likely to use that military against the people of the United States then any foreign enemy.

That really is the only bright side. If they get bad enough it will be like fighting skinnies in Somalia: really well-armed but completely hapless.

The problem is, the weaker the US looks, the crazier the rest of the world becomes

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 28, 2021 10:21 AM (KZzsI)

71 I watched that Twix Halloween ad.

Not sure what Twix is trying to do here.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at October 28, 2021
*
Sure as hell ain't selling candy.
Posted by: BignJames at October 28, 2021


***
It went on too long, and failed to show or mention the product after the first few seconds. I shut it off early -- which means that, as an ad for a product, the ad is a failure.

I suppose as an ad for wokeness, it works. But a lot of potential Twix customers will shut it off early.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 28, 2021 10:22 AM (txdEq)

72 "In practice, 'America first' has meant 'America alone.' - General James Mattis.

"In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." -George Orwell

Yeah, it means if every other country wants to be bat-shit crazy and dive into plundering and eating its own people, you go it alone on the path of sanity. When did being "alone in strength" be such a terrible thing to avoid at all costs, especially when everyone else is "together in weakness?"

Posted by: Homer's Donuts at October 28, 2021 10:22 AM (HK8/E)

73 but what about their pronoun usage!

Posted by: Inogame at October 28, 2021 10:22 AM (53oGX)

74 On topic that twitter thread about the Navy planning to deny all vax religious exemption requests

Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser at October 28, 2021 10:22 AM (EGSGm)

75 @GarrettHaake 25m

BIDEN threw down the gauntlet to House Dems today, per two sources familiar:

"I don't think it's hyperbole to say that the House and Senate majorities and my presidency will be determined by what happens in the next week."

Hahahaha...yeah the previous 9 months have just been excellent for the country.

Posted by: Tami at October 28, 2021 10:23 AM (cF8AT)

76 "In practice, 'America first' has meant 'America alone.' - General James Mattis.

/Looks at the literal NAZIs running OZ/NZ/Europe...

That sounds pretty good to me right now

Posted by: 18-1 at October 28, 2021 10:23 AM (ESjRY)

77 Sure as hell ain't selling candy.
___________

Yes, but advocating violence against children seems like a strange position for a candy-maker to take.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at October 28, 2021 10:23 AM (k4dH2)

78 26 "The devastating fire in the USS Bonhomme Richard and the subsequent scathing investigation report again raise profound questions about naval competence. If the Navy is not prepared to fight a fire in a major warship, is it fit to fight a major war? Many will reject that comparison as this was only one of some 290 combatants. Yet, that possibility should not be rejected without further examination. "

Not only that, but that ship was tied up pier side with the fire fighting facilities of an entire Navy base at it's disposal. If that fire had happened at sea the minnow would have been lost.
Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 28, 2021 10:09 AM (JUOKG)

Oh, and not only that, but the Bonhomme Richard fire was set by an arsonist, Ryan Sawyer Mays, who hasn't even been put on trial yet. While the criticism rightly falls on the crew that couldn't put out the fire, you hardly hear anything about the fact that it was deliberately set, and we know nothing about the motive.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at October 28, 2021 10:23 AM (mdjgu)

79 On topic that twitter thread about the Navy planning to deny all vax religious exemption requests

In my dreams, President DeSantis announces Nuremberg style trials for everyone involved with this minutes after he is sworn in.

Posted by: 18-1 at October 28, 2021 10:24 AM (ESjRY)

80 64 On the one hand, the left has destroyed the effectiveness of the US military.

On the other hand, the current junta is more likely to use that military against the people of the United States then any foreign enemy.
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The current junta may learn that a military force that can't shock-and-awe any foreign enemy won't shock-and-awe the uppity populace either. Don't give up your guns, other weapons, and the knowledge of making weapons. We'll be needing it ere long.

Posted by: exdem13 at October 28, 2021 10:24 AM (W+kMI)

81 Yes, but advocating violence against children seems like a strange position for a candy-maker to take.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at October 28, 2021 10:23 AM (k4dH2)


But he's a white cisgender hetro kid who will be part of the evil patriarchy, so it's all good.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at October 28, 2021 10:24 AM (wAnMi)

82 Part2

Then add in the destruction of the crusty Chief Petty Officer. That stereotype was there FOR A REASON. Every old Sailing Ship had a Boatswain. Someone who kept order in the crew... one that no one would cross. He was there to keep order WHEN, INEVITABLY, the shit hit the fan. Junior Officers were often scared... and Senior Officer knew enough to LISTEN because they often had the most experience of anyone on the ship.

Now? The myth of the crusty Chief is gone... because the new Chief is kinder, and gentler, and can't cuss anymore. With that came a degradation of his effectiveness at those times when a REALLY experienced person is needed in a crises. They kept the trappings of tradition... of the Goat Locker... but no longer understand the dynamic of WHY they were set apart in the first place.

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 28, 2021 10:25 AM (oHd/0)

83 'We must learn to understand and accept this.'

I'll do neither.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at October 28, 2021 10:25 AM (a1ycR)

84 In my dreams, President DeSantis announces Nuremberg style trials for everyone involved with this minutes after he is sworn in.
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Hmmmmm

Posted by: runner at October 28, 2021 10:25 AM (8DvH0)

85 This morning Newmax had a clip of Ted Cruz hammering one of the Deep Staters about his memo calling parents "domestic terrorists." Who was he going after? And why can't we have more senators and reps like Cruz?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 28, 2021 10:25 AM (txdEq)

86 @bennyjohnson 1m

BREAKING: @GovRonDeSantis announces that the State of Florida is filing a lawsuit against the Biden Administration to challenge their unconstitutional federal contractor vaccine mandate.

https://tinyurl.com/yz9ecsj6

Posted by: Tami at October 28, 2021 10:26 AM (cF8AT)

87 Phil Murphy will impose vaxx mandate after he is re-elected:

https://tinyurl.com/n5dhd2us

Posted by: kallisto at October 28, 2021 10:26 AM (DJFLF)

88 Oh, and not only that, but the Bonhomme Richard fire was set by an arsonist, Ryan Sawyer Mays, who hasn't even been put on trial yet. While the criticism rightly falls on the crew that couldn't put out the fire, you hardly hear anything about the fact that it was deliberately set, and we know nothing about the motive.
Posted by: Darrell Harris at October 28, 2021 10:23 AM (mdjgu)

From what I've read, the evidence is really flimsy that he did it, which is why they took so long to even arrest him.

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 28, 2021 10:26 AM (oHd/0)

89 BIDEN threw down the gauntlet to House Dems today, per two sources familiar:

"I don't think it's hyperbole to say that the House and Senate majorities and my presidency will be determined by what happens in the next week."


That sounds good to me. Let's get this over with.

Posted by: t-bird at October 28, 2021 10:26 AM (SwCv8)

90
In practice, 'America first' has meant 'America alone.' - General James Mattis


America has always been alone. The closest we've come to having true allies in the past 75 years is for a couple of months after 9/11, and frankly the help we received from our allies was virtually all a bunch of stuff that we could have done ourselves.

Our allies are a bunch of remoras, who get pissed off when the shark changes direction without their permission.

That backstabbing cocksucker Mattis can go pound sand.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 28, 2021 10:27 AM (n+4am)

91 DeSantis needs to hurry or this lawsuit, and the law he is working on in FL, are going to be a moot point.

Most of the corporate elite across the country is going full speed ahead in trying to get their staff needle raped.

Posted by: 18-1 at October 28, 2021 10:27 AM (ESjRY)

92 87 Phil Murphy will impose vaxx mandate after he is re-elected:

https://tinyurl.com/n5dhd2us
Posted by: kallisto at October 28, 2021 10:26 AM (DJFLF)
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McAuliffe will do the same thing.

Posted by: Hoplite Housewife at October 28, 2021 10:27 AM (mNMgp)

93 It went on too long, and failed to show or mention the product after the first few seconds. I shut it off early -- which means that, as an ad for a product, the ad is a failure.

You just described 99% of advertising today. They aren't advertising your product, they are advertising their ad company. They are going for viral videos and social media shares, for ad company awards and recognition. That doesn't move your product, but it makes the ad company richer.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 28, 2021 10:27 AM (KZzsI)

94 Even though 75% of the NYPD is vaccinated, the way the numbers work out, only about 64% of the street cops are (or so claims Fox News). The numbers are commensurately lower for firemen.

As of Monday everyone not vaxxed is put on leave without pay. After thirty more days (end of November), they are automatically fired, unless the newly elected mayor reverses the DiBlasio vaccine policy.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 28, 2021 10:27 AM (S8L4n)

95 Vatican TV pulls the Pope-Biden meeting. Apparently, they realized Biden makes Benedict look lucid.

Posted by: Wally at October 28, 2021 10:27 AM (FJYfm)

96 Posted by: Tami at October 28, 2021 10:26 AM (cF8AT)


Your attributed Jet Pack Joe link in the sidebar still doesn't work. There's no URL associated, so you can't click it.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 28, 2021 10:27 AM (Zz0t1)

97 This morning Newmax had a clip of Ted Cruz hammering one of the Deep Staters about his memo calling parents "domestic terrorists." Who was he going after? And why can't we have more senators and reps like Cruz?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 28, 2021 10:25 AM


Merrick Garland.

Posted by: huerfano at October 28, 2021 10:29 AM (MzKgG)

98 Sure as hell ain't selling candy.
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Yes, but advocating violence against children seems like a strange position for a candy-maker to take.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at October 28, 2021


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I can imagine Liz Montgomery as Samantha ca. 1964 doing an ad for Halloween candy, in which she turns an unruly kid into a frog . . . but it would have been in fun, and presented as such.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 28, 2021 10:29 AM (txdEq)

99 "Most of the corporate elite across the country is going full speed ahead in trying to get their staff needle raped."

I don't agree with this. They started out that way, I think, but they're finally waking up to the destruction they are wreaking on their work staff and realizing how badly it's going to cost them. The airline and police strikes definitely cooled their ardor from all appearances.

Posted by: squid_hunt at October 28, 2021 10:29 AM (Ectld)

100 Even though 75% of the NYPD is vaccinated, the way the numbers work out, only about 64% of the street cops are (or so claims Fox News)

It makes sense, you diversity officers and pencil pushers are more like to FOLLOW ZEE ORDERS then the line cops, who, presumably remember this country used to be free.

Posted by: 18-1 at October 28, 2021 10:29 AM (ESjRY)

101 Ill try to post something, relating to mandates. Stay tuned.

Posted by: runner at October 28, 2021 10:29 AM (V7qBU)

102 I keep hearing the Chief MM, " son you're fucking up my Navy", not directed at me but....

Posted by: NativeNH at October 28, 2021 10:29 AM (QLCwk)

103 84 >>In my dreams nightmares, President DeSantis Trump announces Nuremberg style trials for everyone involved with this minutes after he is sworn in. Puts Field Marshal Omarosa Manigault-Newman in charge.

Posted by: Capital Eff at October 28, 2021 10:29 AM (2xGy+)

104 I am not at all surprised that firemen are not getting the shot. For the love of God they charge into burning buildings, they are not afraid of the sniffles.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 28, 2021 10:29 AM (KZzsI)

105 It went on too long, and failed to show or mention the product after the first few seconds. I shut it off early -- which means that, as an ad for a product, the ad is a failure.

I suppose as an ad for wokeness, it works. But a lot of potential Twix customers will shut it off early.
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If you shut it off early, you miss the best part: the witch uses her evil powers to blow away (literally, she blows the kid up into the air, and you just see his clothes coming back down) the kid who dares to make fun of the dude in a dress.

So the message Mars is sending is that it's okay to use violence against kids, if those kids commit the capital offense of speaking words you don't like.

Keep in the mind that the kid who got "blown away" by the witch didn't harm or even threaten harm to the dude in a dress. All he did was use words to mock the dude in a dress. But those offensive (to the witch) words were enough to get the kid blown away. She used violence against a kid, because she didn't like the words the kid said.

That's the message Mars is paying for.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at October 28, 2021 10:30 AM (k4dH2)

106 Phil Murphy will impose vaxx mandate after he is re-elected:

https://tinyurl.com/n5dhd2us
Posted by: kallisto at October 28, 2021 10:26 AM (DJFLF)



This will be the case for EVERY liberal shithole.

IF you don't see this by now, you're stupid.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 28, 2021 10:30 AM (Zz0t1)

107 It's like interviewing a serial killer so as to hunt future killers. After awhile...the disgust would overwhelm one and ...

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at October 28, 2021 10:30 AM (lSV9+)

108 72 "In practice, 'America first' has meant 'America alone.' - General James Mattis.

"In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." -George Orwell

Yeah, it means if every other country wants to be bat-shit crazy and dive into plundering and eating its own people, you go it alone on the path of sanity. When did being "alone in strength" be such a terrible thing to avoid at all costs, especially when everyone else is "together in weakness?"
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We did our best job at being the world's minder since 1945 and got little in reward for it, and many problems besides. Let's stay home for a while, fix our own castle, and only take action overseas if something really, really important is imperiled. If the rest of the world wants to rip each other a new one, let them do so, and may the LORD defend the right.

Posted by: exdem13 at October 28, 2021 10:30 AM (W+kMI)

109 That Twix commercial was bad on many levels. The one that jumped out to me before I noticed the kid I the dress was a boy, was that Twix was asking the child to trust strangers. The opposite of stranger danger. This weird person shows up to the house and says the parents asked her to look after the kid. Alarm bells go off in my head. Then she appears in the house and starts to build trust with the kid....More bells!! This ad promotes predatory behavior as normal and wants us ro accept it as good. Like I said this ad was horrible on many levels.

Posted by: Mishdog at October 28, 2021 10:30 AM (/VWLE)

110 "Who was he going after? And why can't we have more senators and reps like Cruz?"

I'm sorry, but it doesn't impress me until we have articles of impeachment approved against Garland. It shouldn't be hard. He's violated his oath of office. Everything else is failure theater.

Posted by: squid_hunt at October 28, 2021 10:31 AM (Ectld)

111 I can imagine Liz Montgomery as Samantha ca. 1964 doing an ad for Halloween candy, in which she turns an unruly kid into a frog . . . but it would have been in fun, and presented as such.

Imagine an ad of a Christian kid who is made fun of by an atheist, and an angel blows them to bits. That's basically what is going on here, a religious tract about daring to mock the believer.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 28, 2021 10:31 AM (KZzsI)

112 but they're finally waking up to the destruction they are wreaking on their work staff and realizing how badly it's going to cost them. The airline and police strikes definitely cooled their ardor from all appearances.

My company has a needle rape deadline, and I know that is true as well for other posters on the forum...If DeSantis pulls through on this and it stops the mandate nationally I'm making the max donation allowable by law to him each year moving forward.

Posted by: 18-1 at October 28, 2021 10:31 AM (ESjRY)

113 Why put your life on the line for an evil empire?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 28, 2021 10:31 AM (6FeV1)

114 Woke, sodomy, and the lash

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at October 28, 2021 10:31 AM (cSs/W)

115 >>Then add in the destruction of the crusty Chief Petty Officer. That stereotype was there FOR A REASON. Every old Sailing Ship had a Boatswain. Someone who kept order in the crew... one that no one would cross. He was there to keep order WHEN, INEVITABLY, the shit hit the fan. Junior Officers were often scared... and Senior Officer knew enough to LISTEN because they often had the most experience of anyone on the ship.

Unsurprisingly, good offshore racing sailboats have the same dynamic. The skipper drives the boat but he doesn't run the crew and often doesn't call tactics. The boats with the best crew management usually finish at the top.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 28, 2021 10:32 AM (ZLI7S)

116 BIDEN threw down the gauntlet to House Dems today, per two sources familiar:

"I don't think it's hyperbole to say that the House and Senate majorities and my presidency will be determined by what happens in the next week."


Bizarre, isn't it?

With Afghanistan in the rear-view, and credit for ongoing disasters like port disfunction, empty store shelves, record inflation increases, rising poverty, endless illegal immigration to feed corporations with cheap labor, and totalitarianism running freely through the Washington unelected government, the Biden Junta thinks a spending bill promoting socialism will be the determinate of the Biden Junta success or failure.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 28, 2021 10:32 AM (S8L4n)

117 You just described 99% of advertising today. They aren't advertising your product, they are advertising their ad company. They are going for viral videos and social media shares, for ad company awards and recognition. That doesn't move your product, but it makes the ad company richer.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 28, 2021 10:27 AM (KZzsI)


Starting almost 20 years ago, madison avenue shifted towards focusing on "lifestyle" as part of their campaigns. So we'd get shots of the guy not just driving the car, but him waking up, having an espresso, long shots of the interior of his house, then walking outside and climbing in.

Somehow, that's turned into this myopic view of a particular group of people, who may or may not be interested in your product. The product has become secondary in so many ads it's ridiculous. I really would love to see just how the agencies are acting, and who is driving what. There was a time where you'd tell your client - "this ain't gonna sell your stuff, we think this is the wrong approach". I'm guessing there's agencies out there now that make not selling your product their schtick.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at October 28, 2021 10:33 AM (wAnMi)

118 Vatican TV pulls the Pope-Biden meeting. Apparently, they realized Biden makes Benedict look lucid.
Posted by: Wally at October 28, 2021 10:27 AM (FJYfm)

Benedict? Hate to be the one to break it to you, man...

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 28, 2021 10:33 AM (P3gRi)

119 Former Navy Secretary Jim Webb tells how necessarily demanding the Naval Academy was, and how it served the Navy well.

And how it all changed with the admission of women. Read Webb's "Women Can't Fight." From 1979.

https://tinyurl.com/ydre8jrc

Posted by: JM in Florida - Behold the Manchurian Candidate at October 28, 2021 10:33 AM (HCeRP)

120 Fuck Joe Biden

Posted by: Rex B at October 28, 2021 10:33 AM (WPyjd)

121 If you shut it off early, you miss the best part: the witch uses her evil powers to blow away

Really old and busted: Witches will use their dark powers against people they dislike.

Old and Busted: Witches were just peaceful good and loved the earth

New Hotness: Wouldn't it be great if Witches had dark powers against people they dislike?

Posted by: 18-1 at October 28, 2021 10:33 AM (ESjRY)

122 Several of these vaccine mandates are starting to hit. When employees start switching jobs, and competitors benefit from NOT having mandates, this stuff is going to stop.

Posted by: Wally at October 28, 2021 10:34 AM (FJYfm)

123 I'm sorry, but it doesn't impress me until we have articles of impeachment approved against Garland. It shouldn't be hard.

Yeah, at least file. Sure, its going nowhere and has no chance of taking place, but it shows you actually have some intent to do something rather than just talk. Like how they haven't filed a single charge against anyone who commits perjury against congress. What are you waiting for? Fauci basically admitted he lied under oath on TV.

Of course the DOJ won't do anything about it but if you don't even do the minimum work to punish this, why should we take you seriously? If all you do is talk, that's all you're worth. Empty talk.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 28, 2021 10:34 AM (KZzsI)

124 Now? The myth of the crusty Chief is gone... because the new Chief is kinder, and gentler, and can't cuss anymore. With that came a degradation of his effectiveness at those times when a REALLY experienced person is needed in a crises. They kept the trappings of tradition... of the Goat Locker... but no longer understand the dynamic of WHY they were set apart in the first place.

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 28, 2021 10:25 AM


When I made Chief I went through two months of hell worse than boot camp. It was for a reason. all of us that made Chief on the base bonded like brothers and sisters and helped each other out in weak areas and learned new skill sets as initiation went on. The night before and the day of us putting on khaki were meant to humiliate us and teach us at the same time. You had to be able to stand up for the sailors in the face of abusive and irate officers and keep a straight face while doing it.


Now when you make Chief in the Navy they have a "dining in" ceremony.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 28, 2021 10:34 AM (JUOKG)

125 Keep in the mind that the kid who got "blown away" by the witch didn't harm or even threaten harm to the dude in a dress. All he did was use words to mock the dude in a dress. But those offensive (to the witch) words were enough to get the kid blown away. She used violence against a kid, because she didn't like the words the kid said.

That's the message Mars is paying for.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at October 28, 2021


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I'd rather see the young Samantha turn a sassy kid into a frog. They'd have made the spot 30 seconds long at the outside, it would have been colorful and fast moving, and the product would have remained in your mind after it was over. All I can remember about this spot is that the Goth witch girl was kinda hot, not anything about Twix bars.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 28, 2021 10:34 AM (txdEq)

126 "In practice, 'America first' has meant 'America alone.' - General James Mattis.

Begging the General's pardon, sir- so?

Posted by: t-bird at October 28, 2021 10:34 AM (n/x6m)

127
Hey y'all check this out. youtube vid that has my son-in-law playing. He starts at ~ 5:40-8:13. His nick name is the king of broadway (Nashville). He plays in Vegas sometimes too

Posted by: Swamp Rabbit at October 28, 2021 10:34 AM (K2SnJ)

128 I was in the last all-male class at West Point - good for us in a way, since the rising classes absorbed much of the administration's attention, regarding us as a 'solved problem' that they knew how to handle.

Knew many admirable women there - but to this day would like to have seen a real discussion/debate on 'is the admission of women to the service academies a NET benefit to the United States?'.

I don't have an answer; just think it's worth noting that you could never do that over the sound of all the axes being ground...

Posted by: Parker at October 28, 2021 10:34 AM (hJWil)

129 Biden will accidentally help the country.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at October 28, 2021 10:35 AM (lSV9+)

130 73 but what about their pronoun usage!

how do you say xe/xer in mandarin?

Posted by: Kulak Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at October 28, 2021 10:35 AM (SWV0+)

131
Ooop's

link here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0v3uagcxT4

Posted by: Swamp Rabbit at October 28, 2021 10:35 AM (K2SnJ)

132 Posted by: exdem13 at October 28, 2021 10:30 AM (W+kMI)

Been saying that for a few years now. If the world does not appreciate our Help? OK then...

in the immortal words of Curly Bill Brocius... 'Bye'.

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 28, 2021 10:35 AM (oHd/0)

133 Really, Australia? Firing a cartoonist for doing a Tiananmen Square tank man cartoon and the tank is drawing a syringe down on tank man? GFY

Posted by: Rex B at October 28, 2021 10:35 AM (WPyjd)

134 We got to see hairy men in leather underpants kissing!

Posted by: Broward County 8 Year Old at October 28, 2021 10:36 AM (flINI)

135 "Wouldn't it be great if Witches had dark powers against people they dislike?"

Go ahead. I'm a child of Abraham. God will curse those who curse me.

@Christopher R Taylor "Yeah, at least file."

Not filed. Approved. Filing is easy. I want to see the GOP commit to something other than their lobbyists.

Posted by: squid_hunt at October 28, 2021 10:36 AM (Ectld)

136 And why can't we have more senators and reps like Cruz?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 28, 2021 10:25 AM (txdEq


Several congresscritters called upon Garland to resign. When he doesn't, what do you think these principled, courageous stalwarts are going to do about it?

Posted by: Emmie at October 28, 2021 10:36 AM (6RgRK)

137 Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 28, 2021 10:27 AM (Zz0t1)

I'll fix it.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 28, 2021 10:36 AM (Q9lwr)

138 >>"I don't think it's hyperbole to say that the House and Senate majorities and my presidency will be determined by what happens in the next week."

Bizarre, isn't it?



This retard is roleplaying a fantasy that was given to him by a couple of 'Historians'.

Posted by: garrett at October 28, 2021 10:36 AM (N70Am)

139 Begging the General's pardon, sir- so?
Posted by: t-bird at October 28, 2021 10:34 AM (n/x6m)

Begging the general's pardon, sir- Piss off, mate.

Posted by: England, Holland, Canada, Australia.... at October 28, 2021 10:36 AM (6FeV1)

140 77 Sure as hell ain't selling candy.
___________

Yes, but advocating violence against children seems like a strange position for a candy-maker to take.
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It's supposed to be mean-spirited humor of the sort that has overrun popular entertainment since the Nineties. If it's not funny, that's because the good humor has gone out of the funny, and the ever less-funny audience. (Just ask Dave Chappelle.) Here's the thing though. Nearly all the TV ads you see were made by agencies in Los Angeles or New York City. That explain it to you?

Posted by: exdem13 at October 28, 2021 10:36 AM (W+kMI)

141 Even before Clinton made it a thing, Don't Ask, Don't Tell was real. And nobody gave a damn. If a trooper did his/her job, could be trusted to support the team, and kept their private life private, nobody cared where they got laid. Keep it out of the barracks. The troops and NCOs were good at policing themselves. And it worked.
It still works today. I speak from time to time to soldiers and they hate the political BS but go along. But back in the unit...it seems to still be pretty good. In most units. But not all.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 28, 2021 10:36 AM (axyOa)

142 "In practice, 'America first' has meant 'America alone.' - General James Mattis.

Anyone ask Mattis if he'd like to apologize to the American military and people for failing in 'Stan? No?

Ok then.

Odd how we keep losing wars and everyone making the decisions leading to those losses keep getting rewarded for it.

Posted by: 18-1 at October 28, 2021 10:37 AM (ESjRY)

143 The beatings will continue until everyone is vaccinated against beatings.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 28, 2021 10:37 AM (y2DHQ)

144 Like I said this ad was horrible on many levels.
Posted by: Mishdog at October 28, 2021 10:30 AM (/VWLE)


I loved the fact that it appeared to be a latchkey kid from the get-go. Seriously? You're not around to check on a "new nanny"? Nope, we're off to Majorca this week Stan, er, Suzy, and somebody will show up to be your new nanny. Swearsies!
Don't set the house on fire and remember to feed the cats.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at October 28, 2021 10:38 AM (wAnMi)

145 Knew many admirable women there - but to this day would like to have seen a real discussion/debate on 'is the admission of women to the service academies a NET benefit to the United States?'.

This is absolutely needed. We've had women in uniform for over 70 years now. We've had women in combat and training and housing along side men for 30 years.

Lets look hard and close at how well this has worked out. Are we better for it? Is the military better and more effective? Is this a net positive for the actual purpose and mission of our armed forces?

My bias says "probably not" but I'd really like to find out. But that is a question One Must Not Ask.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 28, 2021 10:38 AM (KZzsI)

146 In practice, 'America first' has meant 'America alone.' - General James Mattis.


He sold his soul to the ChiComs, so he can diaf.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 28, 2021 10:38 AM (y2DHQ)

147 The beatings will continue until everyone is vaccinated against beatings.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 28, 2021 10:37 AM (y2DHQ)
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FIFY

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at October 28, 2021 10:38 AM (YIVH2)

148 It went on too long, and failed to show or mention the product after the first few seconds. I shut it off early -- which means that, as an ad for a product, the ad is a failure.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 28, 2021 10:22 AM (txdEq)

Burgers?

(Look up the Stonetoss burger comic if you don't understand the reference)

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at October 28, 2021 10:38 AM (cSs/W)

149 Good morning.
I have a serious problem.
Today the indoor mask mandate in Montgomery County, the last county in MD to have one, was lifted. There are less than 50 cases per 100,000 in a population of 1.2 million. For all intents and purposes, the pandemic is over. Your chance of coming in contact with a "case" is .00005( I think my math is correct).
Yet my condo association has somehow decided( who exactly I am not sure about) has decided that in order for myself and friends and family to access my condo without a mask, they need to provide a vaccine card or wear a mask. His also includes anyone I hire to do work on my unit as well. This memo arrived last night hours before the mandate ended without any consultation from the people who live here.
Do I have a legal case?

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at October 28, 2021 10:38 AM (Y+l9t)

150 Really, Australia? Firing a cartoonist for doing a Tiananmen Square tank man cartoon and the tank is drawing a syringe down on tank man? GFY

All these guys need is some swanky uniforms and I think they've got it.

Posted by: Adolf Schicklgruber at October 28, 2021 10:39 AM (ESjRY)

151 140 77 Sure as hell ain't selling candy.
___________

Yes, but advocating violence against children seems like a strange position for a candy-maker to take.

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"How about money for abortions?"
-Disney

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, OCP were the good guys at October 28, 2021 10:39 AM (LvTSG)

152 My bias says "probably not" but I'd really like to find out. But that is a question One Must Not Ask.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 28, 2021 10:38 AM (KZzsI)

Considering that 30% of army training is sexual assault prevention, I would say no.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 28, 2021 10:39 AM (y2DHQ)

153
Not only that, but that ship was tied up pier side with the fire fighting facilities of an entire Navy base at it's disposal. If that fire had happened at sea the minnow would have been lost.
Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS)


We were always told (USN 1971-75) that you can't call the fire department when out to sea.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 28, 2021 10:39 AM (63Dwl)

154 You just described 99% of advertising today.

Tia: So, he says, "squeeze your breasts together'', and I say, "I thought this was an ad for shoes''...

Jerry: Oh my...

Tia: Is that the new Esquire? Turn to page 146.

Jerry: Wow! Coming out of the shower... It's a good thing they gave you that washcloth to cover yourself up...

Jerry: What is this an ad for?

Tia: See those wrinkled jeans slung over the chair? Way in the background, out of focus?

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at October 28, 2021 10:40 AM (Do5/p)

155 6 Virginia Democrats now busy rigging the vote

https://tinyurl.com/s698y54v
Posted by: Sundown Joe Biden at October 28, 2021 10:03 AM (S8L4n)

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As I said in the last thread....until the GOP gets serious about fraud it will be a regional party. And it may be too late to do anything about it anyway. WA and CO both went all mail in ballot. And since then, neither state has elected a single Republican to a statewide office*

*The WA SOS is a "Republican" A a Republican that supported Biden and is now a member of the Biden administration.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 28, 2021 10:40 AM (OalnH)

156 how do you say xe/xer in mandarin?
Posted by: Kulak Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at October 28, 2021 10:35 AM (SWV0+)

Kinda like a hissy cross between s and sh, like you want to say "she" but you pushed your tongue too far towards, and the e is more like a lazy "uh" sound...

Oh, you mean bullshit pronouns? Yeah, Ching Chong don't fuck with that shit.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 28, 2021 10:40 AM (6FeV1)

157 Do I have a legal case?
Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at October 28, 2021 10:38 AM (Y+l9t)


IANAL, I just wanted to comment WTAF?!

Posted by: Jordan61 at October 28, 2021 10:41 AM (Ez6QX)

158 "Do I have a legal case?"

Get into your condo bylaws and contract. They can't hold you to anything you didn't agree to, but you may have agreed to give them certain authority over such decisions.

Alternatively, you could just ignore them. How will they stop you?

Posted by: squid_hunt at October 28, 2021 10:41 AM (Ectld)

159 This retard is roleplaying a fantasy that was given to him by a couple of 'Historians'.
Posted by: garrett at October 28, 2021 10:36 AM (N70Am)
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I kind of this this is the right way to understand what's happening. Ideology rules everything, yes, but at the core, they are play-acting. Junta leadership (and Democrats generally) are so certain of America's invincibility that they believe they can play-act all they want without seriously hurting anything.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 28, 2021 10:41 AM (S8L4n)

160 132 Posted by: exdem13 at October 28, 2021 10:30 AM (W+kMI)

Been saying that for a few years now. If the world does not appreciate our Help? OK then...

in the immortal words of Curly Bill Brocius... 'Bye'.
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I didn't want to do it as the result of an installed POTUS and his woke junta making us look like useless fools. But it's been 20 years since 9/11, 32 years since the Berliners felled the wall, and maybe we don't have to make Thucydides right and fight the PRC when their country could fall apart with one more bad typhoon season. And the junta is more dangerous to the Republic than the PRC could be, so....

Posted by: exdem13 at October 28, 2021 10:42 AM (W+kMI)

161 37 Rule number one aboard a ship is you keep everyone as busy as possible even if its make work bullcrap just to keep them out of trouble or being bored. Chipping and scouring every single flake of rust all day long and repainting is one of the easiest ways to do that. Swabbing decks, picking up trash, etc. Keep them busy or they will get into trouble.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 28, 2021 10:12 AM (KZzsI)


Much the same for ground troops. Extended garrison time could be stressful for junior leaders.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at October 28, 2021 10:42 AM (8C7+r)

162 Tia: See those wrinkled jeans slung over the chair? Way in the background, out of focus?

Exactly. The ads have gotten so "sell a lifestyle" that they don't even care about the product. Does it work? I'm highly skeptical. But it makes ad companies a lot of money.

There really needs to be a huge, long study of how well advertising actually works and how necessary it really is. Especially in modern "skip the ad" culture. We aren't in the 1970s when people had to sit through your crappy coffee ad.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 28, 2021 10:42 AM (KZzsI)

163 Nearly all the TV ads you see were made by agencies in Los Angeles or New York City. That explain it to you?
Posted by: exdem13 at October 28, 2021 10:36 AM (W+kMI)


I exited that world in the late nineties, but even then the agencies I worked with were smart people who put the product first and foremost. Benefit to you. LA and SF. But in a different role I saw the infection setting in during the end of the first dot com boom. The industry always looked to the younger people coming in for what was "hip and new", but never gave them the keys to the car. Now they've got the keys to the car and the liquor cabinet.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at October 28, 2021 10:43 AM (wAnMi)

164 So back when women in combat, gays in the military, and now trannies in the military came up, each time the actual soldiers said we shouldn't do it because it would weaken unit cohesion.

Each time the government and FNM said f*ck unit cohesion this is a question of human rights.

And I see now the government is going to blanket deny exemptions to the clot shot because unit cohesion is more important that your right to not be experimented on.

Posted by: 18-1 at October 28, 2021 10:43 AM (ESjRY)

165 I loved the fact that it appeared to be a latchkey kid from the get-go. Seriously? You're not around to check on a "new nanny"? Nope, we're off to Majorca this week Stan, er, Suzy, and somebody will show up to be your new nanny. Swearsies!
Don't set the house on fire and remember to feed the cats.
Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at October 28, 2021 10:38 AM (wAnMi)

Yeah that was another thing. The house was unkempt too. The parents really didn't give sh!t about this poor kid. No wonder he was acting out like that.

Posted by: Mishdog at October 28, 2021 10:43 AM (/VWLE)

166 Yet my condo association has somehow decided( who exactly I am not sure about) has decided that in order for myself and friends and family to access my condo without a mask, they need to provide a vaccine card or wear a mask. His also includes anyone I hire to do work on my unit as well. This memo arrived last night hours before the mandate ended without any consultation from the people who live here.
Do I have a legal case?
Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at October 28, 2021


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Isn't this your *legal property*? Seems to me you have a solid case. In the meantime, what will they do, forbid you access to your own property? Do you have to go through a gate or something?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 28, 2021 10:43 AM (txdEq)

167 Meat puppet speaking. Think I'll try listening.

Posted by: Ripley at October 28, 2021 10:44 AM (MxEKc)

168 Are you guys implying that 95% of luxury car drivers are *NOT* 25 year old black women like ads make it out to be?

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 28, 2021 10:44 AM (OalnH)

169 Look at this picture.
https://tinyl.io/533F

Look at it.
Posted by: hogmartin
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As a former Navy brat, I'm speechless.

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at October 28, 2021 10:45 AM (MWSG6)

170 Yet my condo association has somehow decided( who exactly I am not sure about) has decided that in order for myself and friends and family to access my condo without a mask, they need to provide a vaccine card or wear a mask. His also includes anyone I hire to do work on my unit as well. This memo arrived last night hours before the mandate ended without any consultation from the people who live here.
Do I have a legal case?
Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at October 28, 2021

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Ignore them. I would. Have them call the police to try and stop you.

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at October 28, 2021 10:45 AM (flINI)

171 Cool. Trillions of new spending will not increase the deficit. Let the good times roll!

Posted by: Ripley at October 28, 2021 10:45 AM (MxEKc)

172 Biden lying his ass off.

Posted by: redridinghood at October 28, 2021 10:45 AM (NpAcC)

173 Chevy: Fighting over 15% of the population by insulting the other 85%.

Posted by: squid_hunt at October 28, 2021 10:45 AM (Ectld)

174
Much the same for ground troops. Extended garrison time could be stressful for junior leaders.
Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at October 28, 2021 10:42 AM (8C7+r)

Heh!
This.
After five months in garrison, I couldn't wait to get to Graf. Shake out the kinks, get the tracks moving. Relearn fieldcraft.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 28, 2021 10:45 AM (axyOa)

175 And candy bar commercials are about crossdressing children and adults assaulting those that won't comply.
Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 28, 2021 10:06 AM (Zz0t1)

And snack chips are touting gay ghosts.

Our civilization has joined Monty's Legion of the Boned.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert (Gringo fuertemente armado - Tempus belli) at October 28, 2021 10:45 AM (N3El/)

176 Isn't this your *legal property*? Seems to me you have a solid case. In the meantime, what will they do, forbid you access to your own property? Do you have to go through a gate or something?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 28, 2021 10:43 AM (txdEq)

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Your actual condo is your legal property. Everything around your condo, including hallways, elevators, parking garages are common spaces and you have virtually no rights there.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 28, 2021 10:46 AM (OalnH)

177 M&M/Mars is the country's largest veterinary company, particularly in CA. So if you're going to boycott it over Twix, and you have pets, do some research first.

Posted by: SFGoth at October 28, 2021 10:46 AM (KAi1n)

178 We're still paying the price, every year worse, for Jeffersons' asinine decision to replace "right to property" with "pursuit of happiness" What the actual hell does that even mean, you Frenchified twerp?

Every right BUT the right to property was specifically enshrined in the US constitution. Yes, its heavily implied by things like the third amendment, but its never specifically and clearly stated as protected like the rights to bear arms or expression.

Life
Liberty
Property.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 28, 2021 10:46 AM (KZzsI)

179 Rule number one aboard a ship is you keep everyone as busy as possible even if its make work bullcrap just to keep them out of trouble or being bored. Chipping and scouring every single flake of rust all day long and repainting is one of the easiest ways to do that. Swabbing decks, picking up trash, etc. Keep them busy or they will get into trouble.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 28, 2021 10:12 AM (KZzsI)

Much the same for ground troops. Extended garrison time could be stressful for junior leaders.
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Yep.

Easier to keep the joes occupied in a combat zone.

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at October 28, 2021 10:47 AM (MWSG6)

180 *looks in on today's Navy* WTAF???

Posted by: Commander Ernest. E. Evans, MOH, USS Johnston DD-557 at October 28, 2021 10:47 AM (4I/2K)

181 They can't keep me out but technically, friends and family have to come through a lobby to take an elevator to my unit.
I think it is the height of hubris to think they have the right to see a vaxx card before someone can traverse the lobby to the elevator without a mask which is no longer required anywhere else.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at October 28, 2021 10:47 AM (Y+l9t)

182 Hey kid, your parents got a nanny because they don't have time for you. So your weird attention-getting stuff like wearing dresses? Yeah, it didn't work. Time to sack up.

I'm guessing the confused kid's reprobate progenitors decided to find a nut job whose lifestyle is perpetual Cosplay herself.

So far, everyone involved is living in a delusional fantasy world - apparently fueled by the diabetes starter and maintenance kit "Twix".

Then a Normal comes along and heckles the kid. Using the exact same techniques that the Left, Karen, drill sergeants, academics and bureaucrats, Maskholes and Clot Shot enthusiasts have been employing to badger people on to a different path.

The cosplay freak, showing zero impulse control and depraved indifference to the welfare of others, by killing the kid through manipulating of the weather.

These monsters have a god complex and feel they have the power to control the weather and entitled to have complete dominion over every else's conscience.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 28, 2021 10:47 AM (+LCoQ)

183 Are you guys implying that 95% of luxury car drivers are *NOT* 25 year old black women like ads make it out to be?

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 28, 2021 10:44 AM (OalnH)

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And 1/2 the families in the country are inter-racial and 30% of those families are Ghey. I like the latest, in selling anything, you have to have an amputee of some sort in there selling your product... sometimes a multiple amputee.

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at October 28, 2021 10:47 AM (flINI)

184 "In practice, 'America first' has meant 'America alone.' - General James Mattis

and thus it has ever been, that allies have their own interests. This was true when France helped us defeat The Crown, and has been true ever since. ...

But the globalists have another plan, where sovereign states fight on behalf of some NWO. Superpower USA has been maneuvered into serving their interests for quite some time, but now they are purging any real patriots (the ones that kept U.S. strong). ...

The war for now is economic and digital, with Google/Facebook Influence Operations at the tip of the spear. Emergency Authorizations via "Plandemic" and prior Global Warming agendas have been adequate to conquer Free America with nary a shot being fired.

When someone like young Rittenhouse actually fires a shot in self defense, the full power of the state is brought to bear against him, $2M cash bail. Antifa and their skateboard goons are allowed to murder, so Rittenhouse had to be destroyed for his act of valor.

Posted by: illiniwek at October 28, 2021 10:47 AM (Cus5s)

185 Oh jeebus, POTATUS is telling us we're boned and he's gonna fix it. And, damned if he didn't just wipe drool off of his mouth.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at October 28, 2021 10:47 AM (wAnMi)

186 Corporal Klinger would not be a comical in MASH 2021.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 28, 2021 10:48 AM (cSyAR)

187 We cannot compete unless we spend more money on Chinese produced goods and OPEC oil.

Posted by: China Joe 🤡-in-chief at October 28, 2021 10:48 AM (tiwuF)

188 178 Every right BUT the right to property was specifically enshrined in the US constitution. Yes, its heavily implied by things like the third amendment, but its never specifically and clearly stated as protected like the rights to bear arms or expression.

Life
Liberty
Property.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 28, 2021 10:46 AM (KZzsI)

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Property would have meant land, and not that many people actually held it. The revolution was supposed to be a revolution for all, in an ideal sense, so putting in language that pretty much outright declared that it was just for the landed gentry wasn't really a good idea.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, OCP were the good guys at October 28, 2021 10:48 AM (LvTSG)

189 Much the same for ground troops. Extended garrison time could be stressful for junior leaders.

Apparently in prisons that's one of the worst problems and punishments: boredom. When a new job opening is posted, guys get into physical fights over who gets the job. Not because of the minimal paycheck, but because its something to do.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 28, 2021 10:48 AM (KZzsI)

190 If you shut it off early, you miss the best part: the witch uses her evil powers to blow away (literally, she blows the kid up into the air, and you just see his clothes coming back down) the kid who dares to make fun of the dude in a dress.

It occurs to me that this is probably every leftie's wish fulfillment. That xhe could call down the powers of nature to do to xer enemy what xhe can't, or is to cowardly to, do with xhe's own hands.

Posted by: Oddbob at October 28, 2021 10:48 AM (nfrXX)

191 Isn't this your *legal property*? Seems to me you have a solid case. In the meantime, what will they do, forbid you access to your own property? Do you have to go through a gate or something?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 28, 2021 10:43 AM (txdEq)
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Your actual condo is your legal property. Everything around your condo, including hallways, elevators, parking garages are common spaces and you have virtually no rights there.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 28, 2021 10:46 AM (OalnH)

***
Hang a dead cat from the gate with a copy of the letter around its neck. HOA will get the message.
Oh...unhook the security cameras first.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 28, 2021 10:48 AM (axyOa)

192 IF you don't see this by now, you're stupid.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 28, 2021 10:30 AM (Zz0t1)


I think the only thing that's saving us here in PA is the amendment to state constitution that limits governor powers.

Posted by: kallisto at October 28, 2021 10:48 AM (DJFLF)

193 Not spending, BTW. Investment in infrastructure.


We used to have best infrastructure and education in the world. Now we are way down on the list.


Wait, what about the untold trillions we have spent the previous decades? You telling me things are worse???!!! WTF?

Posted by: Ripley at October 28, 2021 10:48 AM (MxEKc)

194 so putting in language that pretty much outright declared that it was just for the landed gentry wasn't really a good idea.

I think the real reason was this: how can you justify taxation on so many different things if your right to property is absolute and protected? Do I really own this or not?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 28, 2021 10:49 AM (KZzsI)

195 159 This retard is roleplaying a fantasy that was given to him by a couple of 'Historians'.
Posted by: garrett at October 28, 2021 10:36 AM (N70Am)
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I kind of this this is the right way to understand what's happening. Ideology rules everything, yes, but at the core, they are play-acting. Junta leadership (and Democrats generally) are so certain of America's invincibility that they believe they can play-act all they want without seriously hurting anything.
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I don't think the junta understands how vincible the U.S. Military is right now, or their part in obtaining said vincibility. I think the junta is more worried about suppressing the Trumpistas and prepping the Great Reset/Burning Times. As far as international dangers go, they don't want to be the capitalist-imperialist-colonialist-racist bogeyman they've spent all their lives fearing and wanting to replace in the halls of power. We already know what will happen when the junta has to make a military decision. We saw it happen in D.C. and Afghanistan. Nothing. At least, nothing good.

Posted by: exdem13 at October 28, 2021 10:49 AM (W+kMI)

196 We have no reserve fleet or the shipbuilding capacity to replace lost ships.

It sucks.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at October 28, 2021 10:49 AM (u82oZ)

197
I'll fix it.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 28, 2021 10:36 AM (Q9lwr)


*fistbump*





We ARE a needy bunch, sometimes.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 28, 2021 10:49 AM (Zz0t1)

198 Yep.

Easier to keep the joes occupied in a combat zone.
Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at October 28, 2021 10:47 AM (MWSG6)


IIRC for a while our casualties during wartime were less than peacetime, because Joe wasn't doing stupid shit and getting himself crippled or killed.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at October 28, 2021 10:50 AM (jOcSX)

199 Apparently in prisons that's one of the worst problems and punishments: boredom.

"I'll take the Mr. Potato Head."

-- tough in Barney Fife's jail

Posted by: Oddbob at October 28, 2021 10:50 AM (nfrXX)

200 Corporal Klinger would not be a comical in MASH 2021.

This would be rich grounds for comedy, if our mass media did comedy any more.

Klinger puts on the dress to get out of combat...and finds instead it gives him the power to boss people around now as a tranny but will not get him out of the military.

And the core of his character can then be him doing every crazy thing he can think of to his upper echelons to get kicked out...and failing as they just go along with it.

Posted by: 18-1 at October 28, 2021 10:50 AM (ESjRY)

201 I have to do that creepy whisper thing when I want to make an incoherent point about a policy that doesn't matter. Equity, FTW!

Posted by: China Joe 🤡-in-chief at October 28, 2021 10:50 AM (tiwuF)

202 Corporal Klinger would not be a comical in MASH 2021.
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 28, 2021 10:48 AM (cSyAR)


In the 2021 MASH, he would be an ACTUAL tranny and celebrated for being a SHITTY soldier, where Klinger was not ejected because he WAS a good soldier.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 28, 2021 10:51 AM (Zz0t1)

203 How about explaining why we have the highest spending per pupil in the world but results just above a third-world nation?

Posted by: Ripley at October 28, 2021 10:51 AM (MxEKc)

204 There really needs to be a huge, long study of how well advertising actually works and how necessary it really is. Especially in modern "skip the ad" culture. We aren't in the 1970s when people had to sit through your crappy coffee ad.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 28, 2021 10:42 AM

I always roll my eyes at the TV commercials with the celebrity spokespeople. Last one I saw was for something where the female celebrity claimed "we have been doing this with [our product] for generations. This is who we are." Right. "We". When the celebrity has no idea about anything to do with the product or the company is now saying "we" as if she has been a part of the company since its founding or something.

I can't remember what this commercial was or who it was, but another example that comes to mind is Mila Kunis with Jim Beam. She became an "ambassador" in 2014, yet she was doing commercials talking as if she had been some key part of the company for decades.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at October 28, 2021 10:51 AM (Do5/p)

205 Dead wife. Drink

Posted by: redenzo at October 28, 2021 10:51 AM (E7vND)

206 Nearly all the TV ads you see were made by agencies in Los Angeles or New York City. That explain it to you?

The industry always looked to the younger people coming in for what was "hip and new", but never gave them the keys to the car. Now they've got the keys to the car and the liquor cabinet.
Posted by: clutch cargo


Doesn't matter who makes the commercials.
It's like gun handling. Trigger puller has final responsibility to insure gun is safe.

SOMEONE at M&M Mars signed off on that TWIX tranny kid commercial.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 28, 2021 10:52 AM (OCTRt)

207 There really needs to be a huge, long study of how well advertising actually works and how necessary it really is. Especially in modern "skip the ad" culture. We aren't in the 1970s when people had to sit through your crappy coffee ad.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 28, 2021 10:42 AM (KZzsI)


Given declining TV viewership in general, I can't believe there hasn't already been a sea change.
I saw something yesterday that the World Series Game 1 had 11 million viewers. 40 years ago, when the population was about 100 million fewer, it had over 30 million viewers. Advertising should be dying, or dirt cheap.

Posted by: Wally at October 28, 2021 10:52 AM (FJYfm)

208 I was a victim™! You can too!!! Text 33003300330!

Posted by: China Joe 🤡-in-chief at October 28, 2021 10:52 AM (tiwuF)

209 Ignore them. I would. Have them call the police to try and stop you.

And make sure they point out in the condo's contract and agreements exactly where the authority to dictate dress and health codes is articulated.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 28, 2021 10:52 AM (+LCoQ)

210 Did you know POTATUS lost his wife and kids in an accident?

Wow, next thing you know, Sean Hannity will have a black belt in martial arts.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at October 28, 2021 10:53 AM (wAnMi)

211 What traditional, red-blooded American (patriotic) would even want to join today's farcical military? Farcical in the direction. Farcical in its leadership and goals (ie. not fighting or winning anything). Larded up with leftists in the upper most echelons. Presided over by a phony president who's a dunce? I have deep respect for those men and women who go into military service for the right reasons. They are supremely brave and I have utmost respect for them. But the direction it's heading now is horrifying. I just don't know why anybody would join these days. You won't be serving country. You'd be serving leftism and its associated goals. Maybe I'm wrong.

Posted by: Lady in Black at October 28, 2021 10:53 AM (sVtYq)

212 As a former Navy brat, I'm speechless.

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at October 28, 2021 10:45 AM (MWSG6)

Former?...you'll always be a Navy brat.

Air Force brat here.

Posted by: BignJames at October 28, 2021 10:53 AM (AwYPR)

213 We have no reserve fleet or the shipbuilding capacity to replace lost ships.
It sucks.
Posted by: NaCly Dog
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When the hub and I were down near Ft Hood, one thing that struck us is the lack of noise coming from the base.

No Blackhawks flying around.
No Apaches.
No artillery noise.
Just quiet.

But plenty of signs around the base about the usual "We're in this together" "Vaccines Saves Lives" and other B.S.

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at October 28, 2021 10:53 AM (MWSG6)

214 I mean, who didn't know they were always going to settle on $1.75 trillion?

Say, what did Mitch get in exchange for giving them more time?

Posted by: Lrrr at October 28, 2021 10:53 AM (jIL4c)

215 This just continues to build on my absolute disgust that they are continuing to force children to wear masks or get vaccinated. I also got a memo from the Y about this last night. Show your vaxx card or proof of a negative Covid test in the last 72 hours or wear a mask. Children over the age of 2 have to wear a mask.
WHEN DOES THIS END?

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at October 28, 2021 10:54 AM (Y+l9t)

216 Former?...you'll always be a Navy brat.

Air Force brat here.
Posted by: BignJames
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Got a point there....lol.
My bad.

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at October 28, 2021 10:54 AM (MWSG6)

217 They can't keep me out but technically, friends and family have to come through a lobby to take an elevator to my unit.
I think it is the height of hubris to think they have the right to see a vaxx card before someone can traverse the lobby to the elevator without a mask which is no longer required anywhere else.
Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at October 28, 2021


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Are they prepared to throw your visitors out physically, or are they just harassing them? If your mother walks past them without agreeing to put on the face diaper, will they lay hands on her? You should let the association and their camp guards know, in writing, that if they lay a finger on your visitors, or even harass them, they will be looking at a serious lawsuit.

Get your other residents in on this too.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 28, 2021 10:54 AM (txdEq)

218 More free money for people like kids! Whoopee!


This is too much. I can't listen anymore.

Posted by: Ripley at October 28, 2021 10:54 AM (MxEKc)

219 I was a Navy . . . well. um . . . nevermind.

Posted by: Hunter Biden at October 28, 2021 10:54 AM (tiwuF)

220 I'm sorry but I have to deal with this from last night's ONT:

"And I'm sorry, guys, but any parent who thinks their 17-year-old school's assignment is too explicit, they need to check out his browser history, because trust me, he can handle it. It this shows you that the real dangerous ideology in society isn't conservatism or liberalism. It's helicopter parenting. An AP is basically a college course. How long will this lady be trying to protect her kid?" --Trevor Noah

Look, Trevor, I know you're just desperate to defend schools and perverts from the evil right wing, and you're not from around here, but... you're full of crap.

Whether kids are going online and browsing porn all day long or not, this kind of stuff does not belong in school books. Its not proper to put images of boys doing blowjobs in textbooks, no matter what is out in the world. Its grooming, for one thing. Its explicit and pornography targeted at underage people using underage images for another.

And if kids are already super aware of all this why the hell does a school need to teach them about it??

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 28, 2021 10:55 AM (KZzsI)

221 "I think it is the height of hubris to think they have the right to see a vaxx card before someone can traverse the lobby to the elevator without a mask which is no longer required anywhere else."

Your questions have to be 1. Do they have the right to impose this decision and 2. Do they have the right to prohibit you from enjoying your property as agreed upon.

Posted by: squid_hunt at October 28, 2021 10:55 AM (Ectld)

222 I'd burn the place down.

Posted by: Milton Waddams at October 28, 2021 10:55 AM (4I/2K)

223 >>More free money for people like kids! Whoopee!


Those Wine Moms love this shit.

Posted by: garrett at October 28, 2021 10:55 AM (N70Am)

224 I can't remember what this commercial was or who it was, but another example that comes to mind is Mila Kunis with Jim Beam. She became an "ambassador" in 2014, yet she was doing commercials talking as if she had been some key part of the company for decades.
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at October 28, 2021


***
The royal "we."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 28, 2021 10:55 AM (txdEq)

225 Yes we need to have "discussions" on topics with the rational actors of the left!!!

(facepalm)

Posted by: JROD at October 28, 2021 10:55 AM (0jZnq)

226 Another advertising/celebrity spokesperson example is Matthew McConaughey for Lincoln automobiles. I like McConaughey as an actor, but do companies really think people make decisions on things like car purchases based on a celebrity commercial?

"Let's see, I can't decide between this luxury vehicle and that one... oh wait, I remember that McConaughey endorsed Lincoln, I think I'll go with Lincoln."

I guess they're going after the George Costanza demographic.

Everybody's talkin' at me... I can't hear a word they're sayin'... just drivin' around in Jon Voight's car...

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at October 28, 2021 10:55 AM (Do5/p)

227 Doesn't matter who makes the commercials.
It's like gun handling. Trigger puller has final responsibility to insure gun is safe.

SOMEONE at M&M Mars signed off on that TWIX tranny kid commercial.
Posted by: rickb223 at October 28, 2021 10:52 AM (OCTRt)


This is true, but it astounds me that somebody at the agency is thinking "this will look great in our portfolio in 10 years". Yeah, many times you'd do what the client wants to their own detriment, but I imagine everybody is on board with this shit. And looking at the mars website, the infection set in a long time ago. There's not a single mention of their products anywhere - without digging. Batshit insane. I'm happy to not buy their products.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at October 28, 2021 10:56 AM (wAnMi)

228 IIRC for a while our casualties during wartime were less than peacetime, because Joe wasn't doing stupid shit and getting himself crippled or killed.
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IEDs notwithstanding, this is true.

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at October 28, 2021 10:56 AM (MWSG6)

229 What about landscaping and fashion!!!?

I can't drill in those shoes!!

I can't even!!!

Posted by: USS Rainbow at October 28, 2021 10:56 AM (RoIW/)

230 >>Another advertising/celebrity spokesperson example is Matthew McConaughey for Lincoln automobiles. I like McConaughey as an actor, but do companies really think people make decisions on things like car purchases based on a celebrity commercial?


Tiger Woods sold a TON of cars. Really. He was worth every penny he got in endorsement.

Posted by: garrett at October 28, 2021 10:56 AM (N70Am)

231 203 How about explaining why we have the highest spending per pupil in the world but results just above a third-world nation?
Posted by: Ripley at October 28, 2021 10:51 AM (MxEKc)

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Same thing if you break it down at the state level. The states that spend the most have the worst outcomes.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 28, 2021 10:56 AM (OalnH)

232 I see Willy Brown's cheap trick showed up with Biden.

Posted by: redenzo at October 28, 2021 10:56 AM (E7vND)

233 @Sharon And I really think you should know where you stand before you raise a stink or you're drawing attention to yourself. Unless your entire condo association is up in arms, in which case, it's revolution time.

Posted by: squid_hunt at October 28, 2021 10:57 AM (Ectld)

234
"Let's see, I can't decide between this luxury vehicle and that one... oh wait, I remember that McConaughey endorsed Lincoln, I think I'll go with Lincoln."

I guess they're going after the George Costanza demographic.

Everybody's talkin' at me... I can't hear a word they're sayin'... just drivin' around in Jon Voight's car...
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at October 28, 2021 10:55 AM (Do5/p)



Nascar still thinks that "win on Sunday" means something......

It USED to, but hasn't in a few decades.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 28, 2021 10:57 AM (Zz0t1)

235 We have no reserve fleet or the shipbuilding capacity to replace lost ships.

It sucks.
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at October 28, 2021 10:49 AM (u82oZ)

Or the ability to fix more than two damaged ships at a time. It worse than sucks. It cuts the legs out from under the Navy in an actual shooting war.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert (Gringo fuertemente armado - Tempus belli) at October 28, 2021 10:57 AM (N3El/)

236 Re: women in the military: I've forgotten who said this so I can't credit them, but someone said males choose the military because they have a traditional mindset. Females choose the military because they want to break norms.

Seems to me those two mindsets will struggle to work well together.

Posted by: Wenda at October 28, 2021 10:57 AM (k3Lcv)

237 This just continues to build on my absolute disgust that they are continuing to force children to wear masks or get vaccinated. I also got a memo from the Y about this last night. Show your vaxx card or proof of a negative Covid test in the last 72 hours or wear a mask. Children over the age of 2 have to wear a mask.
WHEN DOES THIS END?
Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice)

When everyone stands up and says "F YOU!"
And by that, I mean NO ONE goes to the Y. Place stays empty. IF Wal Mart were to do it, the parking lot fills up but NO ONE goes inside. Everyone stands at their bumper and looks at the store.

But since EVERYONE won't do that, it'll never end.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 28, 2021 10:57 AM (OCTRt)

238 "the Biden Junta thinks a spending bill promoting socialism will be the determinate of the Biden Junta success or failure."

Of course he does. The Socialists are his constituency.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at October 28, 2021 10:57 AM (5HBd1)

239 Biden should skip the list of free stuff and tell us what we will still have to pay for. Much shorter list.

Posted by: Ripley at October 28, 2021 10:58 AM (MxEKc)

240 @215. When does this end?

Never. Follow the money.

Posted by: Ziba at October 28, 2021 10:58 AM (S1hrL)

241 Females choose the military because they want to break norms.
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Some of us just wanted to get away from our families.

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at October 28, 2021 10:58 AM (MWSG6)

242 Tiger Woods sold a TON of cars. Really. He was worth every penny he got in endorsement.
Posted by: garrett at October 28, 2021 10:56 AM (N70Am)

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And Nike shit. Before woods Nike virtually didn't exist in the golf market. And of course the same with Michael Jordan. Whatever it was they paid him, it was worth it 100X over.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 28, 2021 10:58 AM (OalnH)

243 I kind of this this is the right way to understand what's happening. Ideology rules everything, yes, but at the core, they are play-acting. Junta leadership (and Democrats generally) are so certain of America's invincibility that they believe they can play-act all they want without seriously hurting anything.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 28, 2021 10:41 AM (S8L4n)

Invincibility is easy when you have an army of bureaucrats and propaganda artists in perpetual growth who will not only wipe Biden's ass now, but in 30-50 years when "historians" will recall the events and thank the WEF for saving the planet against global warming and new geocidal tyrant Trump whose death tolls easily triple that of Hitler's.

Posted by: Homer's Donuts at October 28, 2021 10:58 AM (HK8/E)

244 Mars Bars are from Venus! We love us some Mars Bars!

Posted by: USS Rainbow at October 28, 2021 10:58 AM (RoIW/)

245 I bought Doritos only because Avery Schreiber hawked them

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at October 28, 2021 10:58 AM (flINI)

246 I see Willy Brown's cheap trick showed up with Biden.
Posted by: redenzo at October 28, 2021 10:56 AM (E7vND)

I want you . . . to want me.

Posted by: Kamala, Live at Budokan at October 28, 2021 10:58 AM (4I/2K)

247 Its explicit and pornography targeted at underage people using underage images for another.

And if kids are already super aware of all this why the hell does a school need to teach them about it??
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 28, 2021 10:55 AM (KZzsI)

Also, someone should remind Noah that it is class A felony to be in possession of child pornography...is he advocating the production and dissemination of child pornography? Seems that he is and as such he should be the immediate subject of LE investigation.

Posted by: Boswell at October 28, 2021 10:59 AM (5iUNf)

248 Quiet part out loud there, Joe.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at October 28, 2021 10:59 AM (wAnMi)

249 Three letters, Joe. BTU!

Fucking idiot.

Posted by: Mean Tweets at October 28, 2021 10:59 AM (tiwuF)

250 Fuck Joe Biden.

Posted by: squid_hunt at October 28, 2021 10:59 AM (Ectld)

251 Blood and American lives is what will take to bring competence back to the navy. The collisions at sea, the fires, accidents with aircraft won't be enough. Losing whole crews 100s or 1000s of sailors might. I fear it will be more expensive than even 1000. It is that far gone. Not just the navy. Other branches too. Ships are deadly environments mistakes cost lives. The bhr fire was a disaster and a disgrace. Been there done that on an LHD for nearly 5 years. No excuse for incompetence, losing the ship in the yards was beyond negligent they new the hazards and didn't protect the assets or the lives of sailors who had to fight the fires. Spit!

Posted by: USNtakim deplorable still. at October 28, 2021 10:59 AM (0OmEj)

252 Another advertising/celebrity spokesperson example is Matthew McConaughey for Lincoln automobiles. I like McConaughey as an actor, but do companies really think people make decisions on things like car purchases based on a celebrity commercial?

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Not anymore, I'd suspect. But back in the day, when you saw trustworthy people that were well loved, it was maybe different. Mrs. Brady recommended Wesson Oil. Jane Powell, denture cleaner. James Garner, Polaroid.

Posted by: Lady in Black at October 28, 2021 11:00 AM (sVtYq)

253 Nascar still thinks that "win on Sunday" means something......

It USED to, but hasn't in a few decades.
Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 28, 2021 10:57 AM (Zz0t1)

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Did it really though? Did people watch a race, and a Ford won so they wanted a Ford too? Seems suspect.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 28, 2021 11:00 AM (OalnH)

254 Beau's dying wish was to build back better.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at October 28, 2021 11:00 AM (kTF2Z)

255 The Socialists are his constituency.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at October 28, 2021 10:57 AM (5HBd1)

They call themselves socialists because it doesn't sound mean, but in fact they are communists which does sound mean since they are, and much more.

Posted by: Ziba at October 28, 2021 11:00 AM (S1hrL)

256 Just remember, nobody pays the vice president for sex.

They pay her to leave when it's over.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 28, 2021 11:00 AM (6FeV1)

257 $99B? Just print the money like you always do Joe, you fucking dick.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at October 28, 2021 11:00 AM (wAnMi)

258 It occurs to me that this is probably every leftie's wish fulfillment. That xhe could call down the powers of nature to do to xer enemy what xhe can't, or is to cowardly to, do with xhe's own hands.

No kidding. It is one of the most hackneyed plots in the industry. Some evil mastermind has a Svengali Effect, a hostage, an illness that has a cure held exclusively by the Controller or some other leverage on innocent people to conduct millions of dollars of damage, death and maiming to other people.

If you want ___ to live, then run around the city in the next 48 hours killing the people I want you to kill and destroying things that I order you to destroy.

The Left screams constantly about this power they want.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 28, 2021 11:00 AM (+LCoQ)

259 ___

And Nike shit. Before woods Nike virtually didn't exist in the golf market. And of course the same with Michael Jordan. Whatever it was they paid him, it was worth it 100X over.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 28, 2021 10:58 AM (OalnH)



I let an athlete's performance using the tools their chosen sport requires.

If they're not a car racer, I don't care what they think about a car they've been given for free to shill on and on about.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 28, 2021 11:01 AM (Zz0t1)

260 Dammit!

I meant "manscaping" NOT "landscaping". Fuck you cucumber.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at October 28, 2021 11:01 AM (RoIW/)

261 And Nike shit. Before woods Nike virtually didn't exist in the golf market. And of course the same with Michael Jordan. Whatever it was they paid him, it was worth it 100X over.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 28, 2021 10:58 AM (OalnH)


I agree that Tiger helped sell a lot of stuff, but Nike failed in the golf market. Almost no other pros followed Tiger to Nike, because their stuff just wasn't any good. Ultimately, image isn't worth much to a pro golfer. Shooting in the low 60s is, on the other hand.

Posted by: Wally at October 28, 2021 11:01 AM (FJYfm)

262
Nascar still thinks that "win on Sunday" means something......

It USED to, but hasn't in a few decades.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 28, 2021 10:57 AM


That siht went away once they started with the silhouette cars. just 'cause something that's shaped like a Ford Fusion wins...

Posted by: AltonJackson at October 28, 2021 11:01 AM (DUIap)

263 Beau's dying wish was to build back better.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at October 28, 2021 11:00 AM (kTF2Z)

"Dad, never let them forget me!"

"way ahead of you, son"

Posted by: Boswell at October 28, 2021 11:01 AM (5iUNf)

264 The actions of our sailors when their patrol boat was captured by the Iranians was when I first realized and accepted that our military was in deep deep shit.

Posted by: Just a side note at October 28, 2021 11:01 AM (2DOZq)

265 $99B isn't even a rounding error. $99B isn't even worth lifting the couch cushion for.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 28, 2021 11:01 AM (6FeV1)

266 Ok, too painful and too stupid to hang with Joe's global warming blather. We're all gonna die. Again. Seriously, bring it. Please.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at October 28, 2021 11:01 AM (wAnMi)

267 Squid, I sent an email to the manager asking who made this decision and where it says I have to provide them with my medical paperwork.
Before they used the County mandate to justify the masking in the common areas, but that no longer applies. There are only a few businesses requiring vaxx passports even here in very blue MD mostly entertainment venues and one restaurant so this is not common and easy to avoid.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at October 28, 2021 11:01 AM (Y+l9t)

268 I let an athlete's performance using the tools their chosen sport requires.

If they're not a car racer, I don't care what they think about a car they've been given for free to shill on and on about.
Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 28, 2021 11:01 AM (Zz0t1)

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Point taken. But I'm pretty sure MJ would have been MJ with Reeboks or Adidas shows and Tiger would have been Tiger using Titleist.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 28, 2021 11:02 AM (OalnH)

269 Trevor Noah is arguing 12 year olds should be allowed to drink alcohol and smoke tobacco at school.

His argument is that, because they can access something outside of school, that makes it appropriate for inside school.

Posted by: Lrrr at October 28, 2021 11:02 AM (jIL4c)

270 $99B isn't even a rounding error. $99B isn't even worth lifting the couch cushion for.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 28, 2021 11:01 AM (6FeV1)


I wish he could get that alarmed at say, the national budget. Or fucking anything regarding government spending.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at October 28, 2021 11:02 AM (wAnMi)

271 Beau's dying wish was to build back better.

If I hadn't died before Build Back Better, I would have approved as well.

Posted by: Zombie Ruth Bader Ginsburg at October 28, 2021 11:02 AM (tiwuF)

272 There is the lie about taking the kids to McDonald's to use the internet. Things That Never Happened.

Posted by: Ripley at October 28, 2021 11:03 AM (MxEKc)

273 STOP!

Posted by: Mean Tweets at October 28, 2021 11:03 AM (tiwuF)

274 Now that the link is fixed, the Jet Pack Joe is funny......

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 28, 2021 11:03 AM (Zz0t1)

275 Socialism is just another name for the things we do together with your money.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 28, 2021 11:03 AM (6FeV1)

276 Another advertising/celebrity spokesperson example is Matthew McConaughey for Lincoln automobiles. I like McConaughey as an actor, but do companies really think people make decisions on things like car purchases based on a celebrity commercial?

It is actually quite effective. Images can act identically to trigger words by simply putting these sights and sounds before your mark, you can manipulate their emotional associations. Its yet another form of Neuro-linguistic Programming.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 28, 2021 11:03 AM (+LCoQ)

277 Annihilation is a word we need to start using...

Posted by: Ziba at October 28, 2021 11:03 AM (S1hrL)

278 @Clyde Shelton, it's funny, during the World Series I saw Jennifer Garner doing a commercial for Capital One and I noticed that she is a real actor who is a much more effective spokesperson than most celebrities who do commercials because she is actually acting and not just phoning it in for the paycheck.

Same thing with William Shatner and his Medicare supplement, although I don't think the man knows how not to act. As someone said, when he's in a movie, you pay $5 for the ticket and you get $10 worth of acting out of him alone.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at October 28, 2021 11:03 AM (BMmaB)

279 Point taken. But I'm pretty sure MJ would have been MJ with Reeboks or Adidas shows and Tiger would have been Tiger using Titleist.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 28, 2021 11:02 AM (OalnH)


In fact, Mickelson used to get under Tiger's skin by saying it was amazing what Tiger was doing with inferior equipment.

Posted by: Wally at October 28, 2021 11:03 AM (FJYfm)

280 Trevor Noah is arguing 12 year olds should be allowed to drink alcohol and smoke tobacco at school.

His argument is that, because they can access something outside of school, that makes it appropriate for inside school.
Posted by: Lrrr at October 28, 2021 11:02 AM (jIL4c)



Someone should ask Trevor to fix South Africa before he starts trashing another country that he's not even a citizen of.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 28, 2021 11:04 AM (Zz0t1)

281 And Nike shit. Before woods Nike virtually didn't exist in the golf market. And of course the same with Michael Jordan. Whatever it was they paid him, it was worth it 100X over.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 28, 2021 10:58 AM

Well, being a spokesperson for things you actually use is one thing. Claiming the royal "we" when hawking cars or alcohol is a bit different.

Michael Jordan can sell me on a certain shoe for basketball and Tiger Woods can sell me on a certain golf club. But if either of them try to sell me a car or hard liquor, claiming they've been a part of the Ford family or Jim Beam family since the founding and know the products... hard pass.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at October 28, 2021 11:04 AM (Do5/p)

282 Trevor Noah is an idiot and no one watched him. I don't know how he got a comedy gig because he is as funny as genital warts

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at October 28, 2021 11:04 AM (flINI)

283 Begone you illegitimate fuckhead.

Posted by: micky at October 28, 2021 11:04 AM (3byMq)

284 Not anymore, I'd suspect. But back in the day, when you saw trustworthy people that were well loved, it was maybe different. Mrs. Brady recommended Wesson Oil. Jane Powell, denture cleaner. James Garner, Polaroid.
Posted by: Lady in Black at October 28, 2021


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There's a long-format commercial for the new 1964 Chevrolets on YouTube. Liz Montgomery and Agnes Moorehead, Robert Vaughn, and the lead actors from Bonanza all hawked one or more of the models that year. Chevy sponsored all 3 shows, I think, even though they were different networks, and the cars were used in Bewitched and U.N.C.L.E. for sure. I wonder if that pumped up Impala and Corvair sales.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 28, 2021 11:04 AM (txdEq)

285 " Squid, I sent an email to the manager asking who made this decision and where it says I have to provide them with my medical paperwork."

It's a ridiculous request and I'm betting they have no legal authority. They just assume you will comply. The either or is probably what's going to get them. But again, you have to look at the rules and contract.

Posted by: squid_hunt at October 28, 2021 11:04 AM (Ectld)

286 149 Yet my condo association has somehow decided( who exactly I am not sure about) has decided that in order for myself and friends and family to access my condo without a mask, they need to provide a vaccine card or wear a mask.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at October 28, 2021

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Not sure about the legality or lack thereof, but most condo associations are run by boards comprised of owners that votes on issues like this. They should have meeting minutes that are available to the residents so you can find out exactly what transpired & why as well as who voted on this. If it's the condo management company, then they need to provide answers.

Posted by: Hoplite Housewife at October 28, 2021 11:05 AM (mNMgp)

287 Females choose the military because they want to break norms.
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Some of us just wanted to get away from our families.
Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at October 28, 2021 10:58 AM (MWSG6)


Easily 45% of both sexes joins because they think the uniform will get them laid. The rest join because of the great pay, unparalleled messing and housing quality, safe working conditions, and the mutual respect and dignity up and down the chain of command.

Posted by: hogmartin at October 28, 2021 11:05 AM (P4LRL)

288 Did it really though? Did people watch a race, and a Ford won so they wanted a Ford too? Seems suspect.
Posted by: Joe XiDen


Stock cars haven't been stock since Petty drove. Don't know why someone would want a Pinto just because Ford won a race.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 28, 2021 11:05 AM (OCTRt)

289 Build Back Better without you and BJ Harris.

Posted by: Mean Tweets at October 28, 2021 11:05 AM (tiwuF)

290 no other pros followed Tiger to Nike, because their stuff just wasn't any good

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Whaaaa? Are you saying $4 Nike balls were not 4X as good as $1 Titleist balls? The hell you say!!

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 28, 2021 11:06 AM (OalnH)

291 @Clyde Shelton, it's funny, during the World Series I saw Jennifer Garner doing a commercial for Capital One and I noticed that she is a real actor who is a much more effective spokesperson than most celebrities who do commercials because she is actually acting and not just phoning it in for the paycheck.

Same thing with William Shatner and his Medicare supplement, although I don't think the man knows how not to act. As someone said, when he's in a movie, you pay $5 for the ticket and you get $10 worth of acting out of him alone.
Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at October 28, 2021 11:03 AM (BMmaB)


Jennifer Garner is a Hollywood rarity. She's actually getting better looking as she gets older.

Posted by: Wally at October 28, 2021 11:06 AM (FJYfm)

292 The rest join because of the great pay, unparalleled messing and housing quality, safe working conditions, and the mutual respect and dignity up and down the chain of command.
Posted by: hogmartin
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LOL!

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at October 28, 2021 11:06 AM (MWSG6)

293 For those of you over 29, you will remember the Army starting the Be All You Can Be advertising campaign. One ad showed some guys jumping out of an airplane and then gathering together on the ground with one hispanic looking kid raising his canteen cup and saying "Morning First Sergeant."
That guy was selected becasue he looked ust enough like the hot actor at the time in CHIPs, Erik Estrada. That ad was responsible for getting more women in the Army that year than any other reason. They all wanted to meet that guy. (the dude was the only actor in the ad)
So yes, advertising affects decision-making.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 28, 2021 11:06 AM (axyOa)

294 Hoplite, that is what I requested but in the meantime, I am literally sick to my stomach about this.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at October 28, 2021 11:06 AM (Y+l9t)

295 Bravely turned and departed.

Posted by: Brave Sir Biden at October 28, 2021 11:06 AM (tiwuF)

296 Squid, I sent an email to the manager asking who made this decision and where it says I have to provide them with my medical paperwork.
Before they used the County mandate to justify the masking in the common areas, but that no longer applies. There are only a few businesses requiring vaxx passports even here in very blue MD mostly entertainment venues and one restaurant so this is not common and easy to avoid.
Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at October 28, 2021


***
Write them a hard copy letter and have it delivered by registered mail so you have a record that they received it.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 28, 2021 11:06 AM (txdEq)

297 >>Did it really though? Did people watch a race, and a Ford won so they wanted a Ford too? Seems suspect.


Back in the 60s, yes. They did.

After the SCCA died there was a brief stint of Stock Car Racing...then GM essentially purchased NASCAR and that died, too.

Posted by: garrett at October 28, 2021 11:06 AM (N70Am)

298 For those of you over 29, you will remember the Army starting the Be All You Can Be advertising campaign.
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Oh yes.

Between that and the movie Stripes, I was hooked.

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at October 28, 2021 11:07 AM (MWSG6)

299 Just remember, nobody pays the vice president for sex. They pay her to leave when it's over. Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 28, 2021 11:00 AM (6FeV1)

Don't know why, but I read that in Rodney Dangerfield's voice.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at October 28, 2021 11:07 AM (BMmaB)

300 Is that who that is in those Lincoln commercials? The guy with the greasy hair who looks like he smells? All I can think is, "That guy looks like he has seriously ripe BO. I'm not getting in any car he's even been near." Can't imagine that sells cars.

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at October 28, 2021 11:07 AM (8548M)

301 Trevor Noah is an idiot and no one watched him. I don't know how he got a comedy gig because he is as funny as genital warts
Posted by: Truck Monkey Report


TBH, as long as the warts aren't yours, they're pretty funny.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 28, 2021 11:08 AM (OCTRt)

302 Trevor Noah is an idiot and no one watched him. I don't know how he got a comedy gig because he is as funny as genital warts
Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at October 28, 2021 11:04 AM (flINI)

His latest promo commercial has him saying Only in America can you send your kid to school with the measles with no problem but if you sent him with peanuts he would be thrown out into the parking lot.

Not only not funny but where in the world did he get the idea schools don't have a problem with sending kids to school with measles ? Stupid affirmative action foreigner comedian.

Posted by: Just a side note at October 28, 2021 11:08 AM (2DOZq)

303 Get ready for vaccinations against climate change,
figuratively speaking of course. I hope.

Posted by: Ziba at October 28, 2021 11:08 AM (S1hrL)

304 no other pros followed Tiger to Nike, because their stuff just wasn't any good

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Whaaaa? Are you saying $4 Nike balls were not 4X as good as $1 Titleist balls? The hell you say!!
Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 28, 2021 11:06 AM (OalnH)



They had Woods and Rory McIlroy......two of the best in the sport at the time.

It's not their fault Nike's business plan and development turned to shit afterwards. Nike had some good stuff in the beginning.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 28, 2021 11:08 AM (Zz0t1)

305 'But since EVERYONE won't do that, it'll never end.'
Any strategy we come up with that depends on everybody doing anything is doomed in advance.
We have to do something noncompliant ourselves and make it work.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at October 28, 2021 11:08 AM (a1ycR)

306 Shaq hawks everything for bottom of the barrel car insurance to printers to soft drinks and even cars.

No idea if it works or not, but I have to assume it does or else nobody would pay him to do it.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 28, 2021 11:08 AM (OalnH)

307 We were always told (USN 1971-75) that you can't call the fire department when out to sea

We always pointed and laughed. "Hahahaha your end of the boat is sinking"

Posted by: NativeNH at October 28, 2021 11:08 AM (QLCwk)

308 $1 Titleist balls.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 28, 2021 11:06 AM (OalnH)

When was the last time you bought Titleist balls?

Posted by: BignJames at October 28, 2021 11:08 AM (AwYPR)

309 Hoplite, that is what I requested but in the meantime, I am literally sick to my stomach about this.
Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at October 28, 2021 11:06 AM (Y+l9t)

***

We need Montgomery County people like you up here in Frederick County... NOT the ones that are infesting us currently.

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at October 28, 2021 11:09 AM (flINI)

310 Today's conservative cartoon from Gary Varvel on leftists in the Biden admin. Good cartoon, and I like the fact that the first thing he describes himself in his website header (on another site) is as a Christian:

https://www.gocomics.com/garyvarvel/2021/10/27

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 28, 2021 11:09 AM (ueGNX)

311 The actions of our sailors when their patrol boat was captured by the Iranians was when I first realized and accepted that our military was in deep deep shit.

Yeah, I didn't need to wait to see "sailors" crying and begging for mercy before goat-humpers in ski boats to know we had problems.

I still remember the E-3 crew that gave a surveillance plane to China to completely take apart. The ease in which the aircrew surrendered and failed to protect anything convinced me that their orders were to hand over the technology to China.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 28, 2021 11:09 AM (+LCoQ)

312 For those of you over 29, you will remember the Army starting the Be All You Can Be advertising campaign.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 28, 2021 11:06 AM

"Be... all that you can be!

Find your future... in the arrrrrrrrmy!"

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at October 28, 2021 11:09 AM (Do5/p)

313 From what I've read, the evidence is really flimsy that he did it, which is why they took so long to even arrest him.
Posted by: Romeo13 at October 28, 2021 10:26 AM (oHd/0)

NCIS didn't exactly cover themselves in glory over the New Jersey turret explosion, either.

Posted by: , Flying Purple People Eater at October 28, 2021 11:10 AM (qyH+l)

314
Cpt Kirk: Bones you must revive Crewman America!

Dr. McCoy: He's dead Jim.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at October 28, 2021 11:10 AM (r5BVk)

315 Willowed @ Joe Xiden

Partially true. The vast amount of people today did not live thru Carter's inflation and gas lines.

People have a short memory and filling your tank 12 months ago for $35 and now $50, going shopping last Christmas Eve and getting 90 % of what you went there for and a reasonably cost Thanksgiving dinner 12 months ago is a very real memory.

Sure, Netflix is on and my Gummint check hit my EBT card. But, I don't have any money left for domino's and some bud. And my ____ (toy, visa gift card from mom, whatever) is less/smaller than last year. Supposedly the height of the Karen Pandemic.

All I'm saying is there will be less of everything in the next 6-12 months and a very linear line will be drawn mentally by all people. The "expect less" babble by journalists merely re-enforces the meme.

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at October 28, 2021 11:10 AM (OuBgv)

316 "Let's see, I can't decide between this luxury vehicle and that one... oh wait, I remember that McConaughey endorsed Lincoln, I think I'll go with Lincoln."

I guess they're going after the George Costanza demographic.

Everybody's talkin' at me... I can't hear a word they're sayin'... just drivin' around in Jon Voight's car...
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at October 28, 2021 10:55 AM (Do5/p)

I saw some stubby crossover SUV in a parking lot last evening. It had "Kaboom" or "Barsoom" or some other inane name on its side. I'm going, "WTF?" Then I saw the Lincoln logos on the hubcaps. And I got into my Studebaker and drove off.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 28, 2021 11:10 AM (P3gRi)

317 Between that and the movie Stripes, I was hooked.
Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at October 28, 2021 11:07 AM (MWSG6)

Secret desire for the Aunt Jemima Treatment?

/looks shocked

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 28, 2021 11:10 AM (oHd/0)

318 Sharon, it's getting ridiculous. My husband is working on a local campaign for a friend of his. Local news station requested an interiew, BUT, they want to know everyone connected with the campaign, names and addresses, AND vaccination status. Bet they didn't ask that of the Dem candidate.

Posted by: Toni at October 28, 2021 11:10 AM (iZ7Xk)

319 What's the opposite of impressment? Could somebody be left behind in a foreign port?

Posted by: Northernlurkerish at October 28, 2021 11:10 AM (cSyAR)

320 M&M/Mars is the country's largest veterinary company, particularly in CA. So if you're going to boycott it over Twix, and you have pets, do some research first.

Posted by: SFGoth at October 28, 2021 10:46 AM (KAi1n)

They own Banfield Veterinary (Petsmart).

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at October 28, 2021 11:11 AM (CjHGv)

321 I think there is a portion of the population for whom advertising really works. The young guys who bought Axe because of the ads showing women leaping onto a boy and ripping his clothes off. The sneaker sales from athlete endorsements.

But I question how effective those things are these days, and how much of the population they work on. And definitely I question those bizarre "this will go viral" ads are, designed not to sell products but to go viral.

I keep doing this and while someone usually remembers (even if they had to look it up) how often do you even remember the product or company those memorable ads are for??

Pop quiz: Who was the Ice Bucket challenge supposed to be for? What company advertises with an emu? Do you even remember the business or product?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 28, 2021 11:11 AM (KZzsI)

322 Secret desire for the Aunt Jemima Treatment?

___

I don't get it.

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at October 28, 2021 11:11 AM (MWSG6)

323 I thought Frederick Cty had eliminated mask mandates a while ago?
And, how come you live so close and I didn't know that til now?

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at October 28, 2021 11:11 AM (Y+l9t)

324 NOOD

Posted by: Toni at October 28, 2021 11:11 AM (iZ7Xk)

325 Shaq hawks everything for bottom of the barrel car insurance to printers to soft drinks and even cars.

No idea if it works or not, but I have to assume it does or else nobody would pay him to do it.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 28, 2021


***
It's funny as hell, and counterproductive, to see him wedge himself into the driver's seat of a Buick LaCrosse and say how roomy it is . . . when it's obvious it's a ridiculously tight fit for him. A slimmer guy like Peyton Manning, sure -- but then Buick used him to tout the connectivity of their small car the Verano.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 28, 2021 11:11 AM (txdEq)

326 {{{ SMH}}}

Nearby Fort Riley is plenty noisy. Lots or M-2, #0 mm, 120 mm and 155 mm sounds. At night.

Not as many Aviation assets, but I'll check to see if the Aviation Brigade is deployed or on a post-deployment stand-down.

Posted by: NaCly Dog - Next year with Polka Music (u82oZ) at October 28, 2021 11:12 AM (u82oZ)

327 "Be... all that you can be!

Find your future... in the arrrrrrrrmy!"
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at October 28, 2021 11:09 AM (Do5/p)


Didn't mean to start an earworm.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 28, 2021 11:12 AM (axyOa)

328 I saw some stubby crossover SUV in a parking lot last evening. It had "Kaboom" or "Barsoom" or some other inane name on its side. I'm going, "WTF?" Then I saw the Lincoln logos on the hubcaps.

And I got into my Studebaker and drove off.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


And you dang near sideswiped my Edsel!

Posted by: rickb223 at October 28, 2021 11:12 AM (OCTRt)

329 Is that who that is in those Lincoln commercials? The guy with the greasy hair who looks like he smells? All I can think is, "That guy looks like he has seriously ripe BO. I'm not getting in any car he's even been near." Can't imagine that sells cars.

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at October 28, 2021 11:07 AM

Yep: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QEAA94FjHc

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at October 28, 2021 11:12 AM (Do5/p)

330 I used to play golf a lot. I was one of THOSE people, lol.

And I never found any difference in my game whether using Titleist balls or Nike or the 30 balls for $10 from Walmart. It's all marketing bullshit.

I used to love playing with guys who had the latest $700 driver with all the marketing made up "technology". Slices, hooks galore. And then I'd pull out my 10 year old driver and hit is 250 straight as an arrow down the middle every time.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 28, 2021 11:12 AM (OalnH)

331 It's not their fault Nike's business plan and development turned to shit afterwards. Nike had some good stuff in the beginning.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 28, 2021 11:08 AM (Zz0t1)

I didn't know 'til recently there's a huge used sneakers market. You may even be able to rent them.

Posted by: BignJames at October 28, 2021 11:12 AM (AwYPR)

332 nood


kY pagent

Posted by: banana Dream at October 28, 2021 11:13 AM (kc6S6)

333 New mantra: Less for us. More for them.

Posted by: Ziba at October 28, 2021 11:14 AM (S1hrL)

334 Not sure about the legality or lack thereof, but most condo associations are run by boards comprised of owners that votes on issues like this. They should have meeting minutes that are available to the residents so you can find out exactly what transpired & why as well as who voted on this. If it's the condo management company, then they need to provide answers.
Posted by: Hoplite Housewife at October 28, 2021 11:05 AM (mNMgp)

That's the theory. In my experience, what actually goes on is the management company runs the association and tells the board what to think / do / how to vote. And the board rubberstamps everything. The relationship is inverted because it's easier that way for the management company.

Posted by: Count de Monet, IF, Unvaccinated Kulak-American at October 28, 2021 11:14 AM (4I/2K)

335 322 Secret desire for the Aunt Jemima Treatment?

___

I don't get it.
Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at October 28, 2021 11:11 AM (MWSG6)

Kitchen scene with Bill Murry and the MP.

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 28, 2021 11:14 AM (oHd/0)

336 Frederick County is free of all mandates but the place is filling up with Montgomery County types that want to turn Frederick into Gaithersburg. It's sickening. I've been here since escaping Columbia in 1991.

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at October 28, 2021 11:14 AM (flINI)

337 The goal is to move downward to parity with the Belgian army's band.

Posted by: GlendaleGreybeard at October 28, 2021 11:15 AM (cn6vO)

338 Easily 45% of both sexes joins because they think the uniform will get them laid. The rest join because of the great pay, unparalleled messing and housing quality, safe working conditions, and the mutual respect and dignity up and down the chain of command.

What happened to that segment who joined the military because they knocked up some girl while in high-school or the judge gave them an option to avoid going to the Big House?

Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 28, 2021 11:15 AM (+LCoQ)

339 "Before Woods Nike virtually didn't exist in the golf market. And of course the same with Michael Jordan. Whatever it was they paid him, it was worth it 100X over."

POC sports starts with a nice demeanor, and a nice crease in their pants ... covers up for all the abused children laboring 80 hours a week in their polluting China plants.

Posted by: illiniwek at October 28, 2021 11:15 AM (Cus5s)

340 Did it really though? Did people watch a race, and a Ford won so they wanted a Ford too? Seems suspect.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 28, 2021 11:00 AM (OalnH)

It certainly did, back when the drivers drove their cars to the track. The stock cars were actually stock. Mostly.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 28, 2021 11:15 AM (P3gRi)

341 Someone isn't taking care of the ship I helped pay for.
Posted by: Weasel - Honorary Texan at October 28, 2021 10:15 AM (u3s/7)
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I suppose the plaque with our names on it isn't polished either.

Posted by: Biden's Dog at October 28, 2021 11:15 AM (SrHez)

342 They had Woods and Rory McIlroy......two of the best in the sport at the time.

It's not their fault Nike's business plan and development turned to shit afterwards. Nike had some good stuff in the beginning.
Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 28, 2021 11:08 AM (Zz0t1)

A number of pros used Nike equipment. It was the lack of retail sales to hackers which caused their golf business to fold. Their game improvement equipment sucked compared to their competitors and the scratch handicappers preferred other brands as well.

Posted by: Just a side note at October 28, 2021 11:16 AM (2DOZq)

343 Kitchen scene with Bill Murry and the MP.

Halp!

Posted by: The Spatula at October 28, 2021 11:16 AM (QU5/8)

344 Good one, CBD. Thanks.
I was struck by this, which is a nice simple summary and an excellent takeaway:

"War is by definition unfair. Battles are won when the conditions are not equal"

Posted by: m at October 28, 2021 11:18 AM (cME97)

345 nood ace

Posted by: m at October 28, 2021 11:19 AM (cME97)

346 Someone should ask Trevor to fix South Africa before he starts trashing another country that he's not even a citizen of.

Yeah that's what gets me about Trevor Noah. His stand up was pretty funny but it had a fatal flaw. Take his best bit, napkins and tacos. The entire premise is based on him being from South Africa, where "napkin" means "diaper" and being told he'll need plenty of napkins if he eats a taco because they are so messy. OK that's funny stuff.

The problem is he approaches it this way: Everyone around the world except America considers a Napkin (nappy) to be a diaper. How weird Americans are.

Now, this is barely tolerable an approach in America to begin with but it might have been less ridiculous if he'd been from Germany or England or something. He's from freaking South Africa one of the worst crapholes in the world. Lecturing people on how they should label things???

And good comedy comes from the position of "look at how ridiculous I am" not "you suck and should change". He should have done the bit with "I was so dumb I didn't know what napkin meant". The fact that he chose the other approach says a ton about him and his attitude.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 28, 2021 11:19 AM (KZzsI)

347 Truck Monkey, I lived in Ma before moving here so you would think I would be used to the nonsensical ideas of these liberal no nothings, but I owned a single family home on acreage in the burbs and married so could avoid it all.
Now a widow with kids and grandkids in DC living in a condo with neighbors, I feel trapped.
The only saving grace is a group of horde members with whom I get to hang out with at the range every other Sunday , the MoMes and this place.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at October 28, 2021 11:20 AM (Y+l9t)

348 -
I don't know how he got a comedy gig because he is as funny as genital warts

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at October 28, 2021 11:04 AM -
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Genital warts on me, or someone else? Cause one of those is a little bit funny.

Posted by: irright at October 28, 2021 11:21 AM (8rX4S)

349 Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 28, 2021 11:12 AM (OalnH)

BS. There is a world of difference in the balls you use.

Posted by: Just a side note at October 28, 2021 11:22 AM (2DOZq)

350 Wait, what about the untold trillions we have spent the previous decades? You telling me things are worse???!!! WTF?
Posted by: Ripley at October 28, 2021 10:48 AM (MxEKc

Allows f the "Social Programs" are no more than Seven Sisters Alumnae full employment programs.

Posted by: , Flying Purple People Eater at October 28, 2021 11:32 AM (qyH+l)

351 I am absolutely sure that the new US Army composed of mostly Wammen, Troons, Soy Boy SJWs, and sassy black mammies will continue this great history of exceptional-ism. I am also sure that recent disaster that claimed the USS Bonhomme Richard had absolutely nothing to do with these same people being in charge of a billion dollar ship and letting it be destroyed through gross negligence and utter incompetence. Remember the bad Don't Ask/Don't Tell was a sin. This is the new Don't Ask/Don't Tell and is required to preserve equality. You are a racist and a bigot otherwise and no True Conservative can ever condone that.

Posted by: Dogbot's Ghost at October 29, 2021 08:32 AM (7E3C4)

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