Wednesday Overnight Open Thread (1/19/22)

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(H/T OregonMuse Sunday Morning Book Thread 05-21-2017)

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It was about this time last evening I received a call from CBD. He had informed me that Oregon Muse had passed on. My sincerest condolences go to his family. I know you lost a great man, husband and father. The Blog has lost a dear friend. And the world lost an intelligent, thoughtful, warm and humorous man.

Although we had never met outside of these "Gray Boxes" I felt I had known him for years. He seemed to be an old friend where we could pick up a conversation which had ended earlier. Good bye Oregon Muse.

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The Quotes of The Day


Quote I

Does the American public really want to handcuff the federal government in its ability to protect against major social and economic risks? Lawrence O. Gostin is a University Professor at Georgetown University and Founding O’Neill Chair in Global Health Law. He directs the World Health.

Yes if it isn't constitutional.


Quote II

But let’s face it: even before the pandemic, our schools weren’t doing a very good job at educating our kids. Terry Schilling


Resident of the White House, Joe Mush Brains, is a fucking idiot.

He said the delays were attributable to Democrats’ political opposition. “One thing I haven’t been able to do is get my Republican friends to get into the game of making things better in this country.

“I did not anticipate that there’d be such a stalwart effort to make sure that the most important thing was that President Biden didn’t get anything done.”

Biden’s characterization evoked a return to Obama-era messaging, painting Republicans as obstructing progress.


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Last night we covered Carhartt Clothing Co. and its vax policy. Here is something I thought I would never write.Starbucks is more American than Carhartt.

Starbucks SBUX, -0.88% is no longer requiring its U.S. workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19, reversing a policy it announced earlier this month.

In a memo sent Tuesday to employees, the Seattle coffee giant said it was responding to last week’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court. In a 6-3 vote, the court rejected the Biden administration’s plan to require vaccines or regular COVID testing at companies with more than 100 workers.

“We respect the court’s ruling and will comply,” Starbucks Chief Operating Officer John Culver wrote in the memo.


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I've come to the realization that the term "Snow Flake" is too tough for the youth of today. Freshman found responsible for harming the man’s “mental health and safety”

Syracuse, N.Y., Jan. 19, 2022 — She’d heard rumors that the guy at the party had a history of problematic behavior toward women. So Syracuse University freshman Samantha Jones went right up to him and asked: Was he a registered sex offender?

Now, Syracuse is enforcing its ban on causing “mental harm” to punish the 18-year-old biology student for her question. It’s a move that adds to Syracuse’s troubling history of censorship and raises new questions about the vulnerability of Syracuse students who report or discuss sexual misconduct on campus.

“Syracuse’s nebulous ban on ‘mental harm’ means students don’t know if they can ask questions or discuss sexual misconduct without getting in trouble,” said FIRE Program Officer Alex Morey. “Administrators should take action now to ensure these kinds of vague policies don’t infringe students’ core expressive rights.”

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He who has the gold makes the rules. And runs the airport apparently.

It’s aerial class warfare Hamptons-style — pitting millionaires against billionaires.

The East Hampton Town Board announced Tuesday that it will close the municipality’s airport at the end of February. The plan is to then reopen the airport a few days later under private control — with restrictions likely to limit its use to the ultra-rich who own their own aircrafts.

Critics say the slick move will effectively leave the posh area’s average Joe millionaires who don’t own aircraft in a lurch while catering to local more influential billionaires — and addressing financial concerns.

A source with knowledge of the plan told The Post that the board is set to ban commercial flights at the “new” airport, meaning only privately owned aircrafts could land there. The move means no chartered jets, no helicopters that sell seats to individuals and no rented seaplanes.


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Did we do that? Yes Mush Brains you and your ilk did that.

The intelligence community did not say, back in June or July, that in fact this was going to collapse like it did,” Joe Biden said of the speed with which the Afghan government imploded following the full withdrawal of U.S. troops in an interview last August. A newly declassified report via the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, however, calls this claim into doubt.

According to that report, which was submitted to the Pentagon in January 2021, U.S. authorities might not have known exactly when the Afghan government would collapse without U.S. logistical support, but they knew collapse was inevitable. That SIGAR dispatch—oddly, one of few such reports to be classified and, odder still, not declassified until a year after it was relayed to the Defense Department—means that American authorities were apprised of Kabul’s inability to do without U.S. air and logistical support


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Hopefully this is still up later tonight. You never know with YouTube's attitude.


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I enjoy bologna sammiches on toast with some mustard. Not on my face.

have no idea what's in bologna. The off-pink deli meat is something I haven't thought about since childhood. Then along comes meat-maker Oscar Mayer with a bologna face mask, and I'm now having deep thoughts about lunch and self-care.

Scratching sound. Rewind. Bologna face mask?! Oscar Mayer, never one to shy away from flashy marketing moves, is selling a $4.99 Bologna Hydrogel Sheet Face Mask on US Amazon as of today, for as long as supplies last.


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NSFW-Language


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When you think of 'Collector Vehicles' what do you think of? Does your list contain Mustangs, Corvettes, Porsches, Dodge Caravans? Buy the World’s Cleanest 1989 Dodge Caravan With a Stick Shift for $18,225 - Sure, it's expensive, but it even has a turbo.

Every now and then a car that nobody thought to preserve when it was new suddenly becomes desirable. There's a slew of examples from pretty much every automaker, and one that's come to prominence recently is the stick shift, turbocharged variant of Dodge's first-gen Caravan. Yes, the first minivan ever built along with its Plymouth-branded sibling was available with a boosted 2.5-liter four-cylinder and a five-speed manual.

Not many people bought them, and not many survive today. However, there's one for sale on Facebook Marketplace right now in seemingly spotless condition. According to the seller, it's been stored in a warehouse for 17 years. With 93,000 miles on the odometer, it's likely as fresh as one of these cars is going to get.


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The ONT Musical Interlude



Born on this day: January 19, 1939 - Phil Everly
American singer, songwriter Phil Everly from The Everly Brothers, who had the 1958 UK & US No.1 single 'All I Have To Do Is Dream' plus over 25 other Top 40 hits. The duo was raised in a musical family, first appearing on radio singing along with their father Ike Everly and mother Margaret Everly as "The Everly Family" in the 1940s. Everly died on 3rd Jan 2014 aged 74 of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. via thisdayinmusic.com


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Born on this day: Januray 19 1949 - Robert Palmer
Robert Palmer, Britisih singer, songwriter, member of Vinegar Joe and solo artist. His first solo album the 1974 Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley was heavily influenced by the music of Little Feat and the funk fusion of the Meters who acted as backing band along with producer/guitarist Lowell George of Little Feat. He had the 1986 US No.1 & UK No.5 single 'Addicted To Love'. He was also a member of the Power Station with former Chic drummer Tony Thompson, and Duran Duran members John Taylor and Andy Taylor. Palmer died on 26th Sept 2003 aged 54. via thisdayinmusic.com


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No lady, it's not a pocket. Genius Award Winner.


A 48-year-old Pevely woman was arrested in Arnold after police reportedly found her with methamphetamine, including a bag of the substance she apparently had hidden in her vagina. The woman also allegedly had hidden a glass smoking pipe in her vagina, Arnold Police reported.

At about 10:50 p.m. Dec. 22, officers pulled over the woman, who was driving a 2007 Honda Accord, on Hwy. 141 near an entrance to the Arnold Commons shopping plaza because she did not have the car’s headlights or taillights on at night, the report said.

The woman was asked if she had anything illegal in the car, and she said she didn’t know. When she got out of the car, she allegedly had a bag containing a substance believed to be meth in her hand, according to the report.

The woman also reportedly told police there was something behind the driver’s seat, and officers allegedly found another bag containing a substance believed to be meth, the report said.

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I didn't see this coming. Tom Brady is Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

Tom Brady Surprises Brain Cancer Survivor Noah Reeb With Super Bowl Tickets

Tom Brady surprised a 10-year-old brain cancer survivor and his family with tickets to the Super Bowl.


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Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by OregonMuse's Today's Edition Of The Morning Rant Is Brought To You By Sweet Chile Fried Prawns: (7/29/19)

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Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 10:00 PM




Comments

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1 RIP OM

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at January 19, 2022 10:00 PM (VXxTB)

2 I'm here, alright?

Posted by: Garth Stonehocker at January 19, 2022 10:02 PM (gWAUD)

3 nooded

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at January 19, 2022 10:02 PM (VXxTB)

4 Thoid

Posted by: Pastor Charles the Simple at January 19, 2022 10:02 PM (F4SR5)

5 harder than a Bois d'Arc

Posted by: Braenyard at January 19, 2022 10:02 PM (UgT8m)

6 Close, but not close enough!

Posted by: Pravda Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at January 19, 2022 10:02 PM (hOUT3)

7 For OR Muse!

Posted by: mot at January 19, 2022 10:03 PM (FmeBQ)

8 "Does the American public really want to handcuff the federal government..."

YES

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at January 19, 2022 10:03 PM (OssQ4)

9 Congress doesn't deserve a library like that. More fitting to be filled with childrens' books and gay tranny stuff....

Posted by: OrangeEnt at January 19, 2022 10:03 PM (7bRMQ)

10 good evening y'all

Posted by: wing at January 19, 2022 10:04 PM (PlW9M)

11 Thanks for the ONT.

*Toasts OM*

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 19, 2022 10:04 PM (dNqv+)

12 ... a caramel macchiato, no shot.

*tap tap tap*

Is this thing on?

Posted by: InCali at January 19, 2022 10:04 PM (eFvmN)

13 Say 'Hello' to everyone we know up there OM. We'll hopefully get there too in God's good time.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 19, 2022 10:04 PM (mD/uy)

14 As I said earlier, RIP OM and deepest condolences and prayers to his family and circle of friends.

And Let's Go Brandon!

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at January 19, 2022 10:04 PM (+ldAm)

15 {{wing}}!

Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at January 19, 2022 10:05 PM (nxdel)

16

I don't want to be 'first' this evening...

Posted by: Zettai at January 19, 2022 10:05 PM (s7nRI)

17 The sweet chile fried prawns harkens to the Taiwanese braised pork belly I've cooked a few times. Following the recipeis a bit tedious, but it can be cooked with all kinds of shortcuts and substitutions and turns out amazing.

Posted by: Garth Stonehocker at January 19, 2022 10:05 PM (gWAUD)

18 RIP OregonMuse

The world is a little less without you.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 19, 2022 10:05 PM (4fSQf)

19 Nice tribute to OMuse, MisHum. Thank you. I am so very sad.

Posted by: bluebell at January 19, 2022 10:05 PM (wyw4S)

20 Saturday afternoons at 4:00 will never be the same. I'm really gonna miss that man.

Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at January 19, 2022 10:06 PM (nxdel)

21 That airport story is just kind of hilarious.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 19, 2022 10:06 PM (dNqv+)

22 Does the American public really want to handcuff the federal government in its ability to protect against major social and economic risks?

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Go ahead and point to one instance where that occurred.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - read closely, it's impossible to get a negative result from the free COVID tests at January 19, 2022 10:06 PM (K0X64)

23 {{Jewells45}}}
hope all is well

Posted by: wing at January 19, 2022 10:07 PM (PlW9M)

24 I know I am going to miss OM for a long time!
May God welcome him to Heaven and grant peace to his family!
~H

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at January 19, 2022 10:07 PM (hOUT3)

25 22 Does the American public really want to handcuff the federal government in its ability to protect against major social and economic risks?

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Go ahead and point to one instance where that occurred.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - read closely, it's impossible to get a negative result from the free COVID tests at January 19, 2022 10:06 PM (K0X64)

Yes. Absolutely. Fucking kneecap these bastards.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 19, 2022 10:07 PM (dNqv+)

26 So Canada is already feeling the pain of Justin BlackFace Trudeau.

Prices are rising on many foods and shortages are now occurring at most stores.


Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 19, 2022 10:07 PM (4fSQf)

27 One of the most touching things in CBD's thread to Oregon Muse was the vast amount of lurkers that paid tribute to him.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 19, 2022 10:07 PM (yhdMF)

28 19 Nice tribute to OMuse, MisHum. Thank you. I am so very sad.

Posted by: bluebell at January 19, 2022 10:05 PM (wyw4S)


Same.

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at January 19, 2022 10:08 PM (VXxTB)

29 My Sundays will be grayer now. I will truly miss Oregon Muse. And I live in Oregon.

Posted by: Garth Stonehocker at January 19, 2022 10:08 PM (gWAUD)

30 That airport story is just kind of hilarious.
Posted by: Aetius451AD

Isn't the plural of 'aircraft', 'aircraft'?

Posted by: Tonypete at January 19, 2022 10:08 PM (mD/uy)

31 Rest easy OregonMuse. Blessings on your soul.

Posted by: Some Rat at January 19, 2022 10:08 PM (r1z5A)

32 A few years ago I found myself behind a bright yellow AMC Pacer. It was immaculate.

I immediately thought: "How many of those are even left?"

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at January 19, 2022 10:08 PM (llXky)

33 Last night we covered Carhartt Clothing Co. and its vax policy. Here is something I thought I would never write.Starbucks is more American than Carhartt.

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In fairness, Starbucks probably has a lot more employees with advanced college degrees.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - read closely, it's impossible to get a negative result from the free COVID tests at January 19, 2022 10:08 PM (K0X64)

34 So Canada is already feeling the pain of Justin BlackFace Trudeau.

Prices are rising on many foods and shortages are now occurring at most stores.


Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 19, 2022 10:07 PM (4fSQf)

But he's so dreamy! We'll never vote him out!

Posted by: Squee Girls at January 19, 2022 10:08 PM (7bRMQ)

35 Yay, ONT!

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at January 19, 2022 10:09 PM (SchxB)

36 I don't want to be 'first' this evening...
Posted by: Zettai at January 19, 2022 10:05 PM (s7nRI)


Zettai: Sometimes, it is good to stand back and appreciate life!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at January 19, 2022 10:09 PM (hOUT3)

37 "He seemed to be an old friend where we could pick up a conversation which had ended earlier."

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 10:00 PM

Exactly.

I toasted him tonight with an excellent Old Fashioned!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 19, 2022 10:09 PM (Q9lwr)

38 Thank you for the nice tributes to OM, MisHum.
We all miss him so much

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at January 19, 2022 10:09 PM (lCui1)

39 "We respect the court's ruling and will comply," Starbucks Chief Operating Officer John Culver wrote in the memo.


Wut? You will comply with not having to comply?

OSHA: Do this.
Starbucks COO: Okay we'll comply.
SCOTUS: You don't have to do this.
Starbucks COO: Okay we'll comply.

Posted by: Hands at January 19, 2022 10:09 PM (786Ro)

40 Wing, I'm finally on the mend. The fatigue was the worst of it honestly but I'm better today. Get to love on my Shep's pups tomorrow. I missed them!

Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at January 19, 2022 10:10 PM (nxdel)

41 27 One of the most touching things in CBD's thread to Oregon Muse was the vast amount of lurkers that paid tribute to him.
Posted by: Ben Had at January 19, 2022 10:07 PM (yhdMF

Agreed. Many de-lurked to say goodbye. Touching.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 19, 2022 10:10 PM (4fSQf)

42
We lost a great American today.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 19, 2022 10:10 PM (afG5t)

43 OMuse posted just the other day, sounding well. I thought he was on the mend. He will be missed.

Posted by: davidt at January 19, 2022 10:11 PM (9sjiB)

44 22 Does the American public really want to handcuff the federal government in its ability to protect against major social and economic risks?
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Go ahead and point to one instance where that occurred.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - read closely, it's impossible to get a negative result from the free COVID tests at January 19, 2022 10:06 PM (K0X64)

I went and read the whole piece - it reads like a Mission Statement from the Deep State. How dare you plebes try to take away their power!!!

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 19, 2022 10:11 PM (evAgx)

45 What's a stick shift?

Posted by: Milennial at January 19, 2022 10:11 PM (7bRMQ)

46 The intelligence community did not say, back in June or July, that in fact this was going to collapse like it did," Joe Biden said...

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Also don't miss the part where apparently Joe "overheard" the people in charge saying that they'd allow a minor incursion into Ukraine, and he repeated it out loud during his speech because he thought it sounded cool.

That's not good in a couple of ways.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - read closely, it's impossible to get a negative result from the free COVID tests at January 19, 2022 10:11 PM (K0X64)

47 Just posted the Babylon Bee video to Steam forum. Will I get a warning, or a suspension? We shall see.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at January 19, 2022 10:11 PM (OssQ4)

48 One of the most touching things in CBD's thread to Oregon Muse was the vast amount of lurkers that paid tribute to him.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 19, 2022 10:07 PM (yhdMF)

I noticed that too! It was wonderful, and a testament to his interest in lurkers who might just be convinced to contribute.

It speaks volumes about his love of humanity...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 19, 2022 10:11 PM (Q9lwr)

49 Great opening and closing for the ONT tonight - The alpha and omega.

Nice tribute to a classy COB.

Posted by: 496 at January 19, 2022 10:11 PM (U1eOr)

50 40
{{{Jewells}}}
Conor says love them pups extra special tomorrow!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at January 19, 2022 10:11 PM (hOUT3)

51 RIP OregonMuse

The world is a little less without you.
Posted by: AlaBAMA


Here, here!

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 19, 2022 10:11 PM (zWpOF)

52 I only hope that if Mrs. Muse needs anything that we would be more than ready to help.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 19, 2022 10:12 PM (yhdMF)

53 But he's so dreamy! We'll never vote him out!

Posted by: Squee Girls at January 19, 2022 10:08 PM (7bRMQ)
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The "opposition" leader pulled a Mittens, and went limp as a NeverTrumper.

Naturally, no one can muster enough testosterone to remove the gimp, so Canada will do as Canada does...

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at January 19, 2022 10:12 PM (llXky)

54 One of the most touching things in CBD's thread to Oregon Muse was the vast amount of lurkers that paid tribute to him.

Yes! Oh God I was brought to tears many times this morning. What a wonderful community we have here.

Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at January 19, 2022 10:12 PM (nxdel)

55 The substitutes did great, but there was that expectation that OregonMuse would be back in the saddle, even soon. Instead, he's gone. Still can't quite wrap my head around that.

Posted by: mindful webworker at January 19, 2022 10:12 PM (cz2Y4)

56 Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by OregonMuse's Today's Edition Of The Morning Rant Is Brought To You By

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One of many things I will dearly miss, OM's hodgepodge of insightful, funny, thoughtful, kind , measured and at the end of it all, hopeful.

Posted by: runner at January 19, 2022 10:12 PM (V13WU)

57 The Starbucks thing requires a lot of poorly paid staff to stay afloat, and I bet the only way they were stopping mass defection was by telling the worker bees that corporate has no choice. So now that that card is off the table, they've not got many options.

Posted by: CppThis at January 19, 2022 10:12 PM (UewuT)

58 Does the American public really want to handcuff the federal government in its ability to protect against major social and economic risks

Oh, I don't "just" want the feral government "handcuffed". I want the people that have proposed this abomination, the people that have voted for this abomination, and the petty little karens implementing it IN handcuffs. As they face their trial for crimes against humanity.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 19, 2022 10:12 PM (ESjRY)

59 Does the American public really want to handcuff the federal government

Handcuffs? Handcuffs are just the appetizer.

Posted by: t-bird at January 19, 2022 10:12 PM (CTJwJ)

60 Does the American public really want to handcuff the federal government in its ability to protect against major social and economic risks?

*

Go ahead and point to one instance where that occurred.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - read closely, it's impossible to get a negative result from the free COVID tests at January 19, 2022 10:06 PM (K0X64)

government overreach IS a social risk. A bigger one than most risks. And one factor of modern governments is they refuse to perform the duties they are hired to perform - good governance, law enforcement, and so on.

Posted by: Oldcat at January 19, 2022 10:12 PM (eoQWY)

61 Awesome ONT and Tribute to our Oregon Muse, Mis Hum!

That tune up top is outstanding.

RIP, Oregon Muse. You will live in our hearts forever.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at January 19, 2022 10:13 PM (Yaym4)

62 Ben Had I was thinking that too. I am more than willing to do what I can to help. She has to be devastated.

Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at January 19, 2022 10:13 PM (nxdel)

63 In the far future: the stick shift....

https://tinyurl.com/2788tfk7

Posted by: OrangeEnt at January 19, 2022 10:14 PM (7bRMQ)

64 "I did not anticipate that there'd be such a stalwart effort to make sure that the most important thing was that President Biden didn't get anything done."

And democrats in congress were so willing to work with Trump. Yeah, right. Biden's been in politics his entire adult life. He knows exactly how this shit works, It isn't just that he's a retard, it's that his voters are retarded enough to actually buy that bullshit.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 19, 2022 10:14 PM (+lVUW)

65 Isn't the plural of 'aircraft', 'aircraft'?
Posted by: Tonypete


Should be.

But e'rryone keeps on writing 'emails' when 'mail' is already plural So, fuck to the fuck and burn the whole place down... what?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 19, 2022 10:14 PM (zWpOF)

66 I only hope that if Mrs. Muse needs anything that we would be more than ready to help.
Posted by: Ben Had at January 19, 2022 10:12 PM (yhdMF)


{{{Ben Had}}} THIS!!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at January 19, 2022 10:14 PM (hOUT3)

67 I first de-lurked on the book thread a few years ago. OM always made everyone feel welcome.

Posted by: mot at January 19, 2022 10:14 PM (FmeBQ)

68 I'm actually willing to give Biden the benefit of the doubt on the Afghanistan disaster; I think DOD/IC insiders were lying their asses off to him just like they've obviously been lying to the last three presidents. Maybe if the scandal burns him hard enough he'll do an *actual* investigation into who knew what and when they lied about it.

Posted by: CppThis at January 19, 2022 10:14 PM (UewuT)

69 Rest In Peace Oregon Muse. God Bless you, your family and friends.

Posted by: dartist at January 19, 2022 10:15 PM (+ya+t)

70 Did you guys see Bethany Mandel take her local city council to the woodshed on clot shot mandates? https://tinyurl.com/5ckw9ftf

Where the hell did she got such balls of steel...and what the hell happened to her waste of flesh she calls a husband?

Posted by: 18-1 at January 19, 2022 10:15 PM (ESjRY)

71 aircraftses

Posted by: runner at January 19, 2022 10:15 PM (V13WU)

72 You guys keep complaining about immunity, but the vaccine granted us full immunity!

Posted by: Pfizer at January 19, 2022 10:15 PM (CTJwJ)

73 To all of you, who I only know through these grey boxes, thank you for making me laugh, thank you for your wisdom.

Losing OM feels like losing a mentor.

Posted by: 2009Refugee at January 19, 2022 10:15 PM (8AONa)

74 I'm man enough to admit I really like that song from Phil Everly.

Man I wish music didn't suck so bad these days.

But we will always have the 60s, 70s and 80s to placate us.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 19, 2022 10:15 PM (4fSQf)

75 What Tom Brady did was great, but not surprising. I think that is in keeping with his character. I don't ever hear of him being some cocky, asshole athlete; anytime I have heard of anything from Brady, it's acts like this. I've known people who have run into him and swear up and down he is a down to earth, humble guy, a real class act.

Posted by: Cow Demon at January 19, 2022 10:16 PM (CdZ4i)

76 "I did not anticipate that there'd be such a stalwart effort to make sure that the most important thing was that president biden didn't get anything done."


Didn't that pants shitting idiot then claim he'd done more than any other President?

Posted by: Some Rat at January 19, 2022 10:16 PM (r1z5A)

77 Great pic this evening...I, too, will sorely miss OM's presence on the blog, even though we never met in real life...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 19, 2022 10:16 PM (K5n5d)

78 RIP OregonMuse. Our world here will not be the same.

Condolences and prayers to his family and friends. Hopefully they will know how very much we loved him!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at January 19, 2022 10:16 PM (/UQ/R)

79 Godspeed Oregon Muse. We are so much the lesser without you.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 19, 2022 10:16 PM (II3Gr)

80 27 One of the most touching things in CBD's thread to Oregon Muse was the vast amount of lurkers that paid tribute to him.
Posted by: Ben Had at January 19, 2022 10:07 PM (yhdMF)
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Agreed.

Posted by: Weasel at January 19, 2022 10:16 PM (0IeYL)

81 Maybe if the scandal burns him hard enough he'll do an *actual* investigation into who knew what and when they lied about it.
Posted by: CppThis at January 19, 2022 10:14 PM (UewuT)


I love optimism on the ONT!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at January 19, 2022 10:16 PM (hOUT3)

82 government overreach IS a social risk. A bigger one than most risks.

In the last century governments murdered 262 million people - NOT counting wars.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 19, 2022 10:17 PM (ESjRY)

83 71 aircraftses

precious

Posted by: Gollum at January 19, 2022 10:17 PM (VXxTB)

84 I did not anticipate that there'd be such a stalwart effort to make sure that the most important thing was that President Biden didn't get anything done."

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That is literally my dream of how our republic should work regardless of who is president and who controls Congress.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - read closely, it's impossible to get a negative result from the free COVID tests at January 19, 2022 10:17 PM (K0X64)

85 2022 fucking sucks.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 19, 2022 10:17 PM (II3Gr)

86 61 Awesome ONT and Tribute to our Oregon Muse, Mis Hum!

That tune up top is outstanding.

RIP, Oregon Muse. You will live in our hearts forever.
Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at January 19, 2022 10:13 PM (Yaym4)

People are still commenting on the thread. I know that one can get banned for posting on old threads, but I hope there is some way that can be suspended for the OM thread.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 19, 2022 10:17 PM (mdjgu)

87 67 I first de-lurked on the book thread a few years ago. OM always made everyone feel welcome.
Posted by: mot at January 19, 2022 10:14 PM (FmeBQ

I feel ya.

MisHum makes me feel welcome too.

In a get off my lawn before I pepper you with rock salt sort of way.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 19, 2022 10:17 PM (4fSQf)

88 "Does the American public really want to handcuff the federal government..."

If they are fit to be free and do not wish to further acquiesce in the destruction of their liberty, then the answer is HELL YES.

Posted by: Cow Demon at January 19, 2022 10:17 PM (CdZ4i)

89 45 What's a stick shift?
Posted by: Milennial at January 19, 2022 10:11 PM (7bRMQ)

That's when a guy transitions from "dude" to "dudette"...

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at January 19, 2022 10:18 PM (BgMrQ)

90 But we will always have the 60s, 70s and 80s to placate us.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 19, 2022 10:15 PM (4fSQf)

What about me?! I'm hep in the 20s, sheik!

Posted by: Rudy Vallee at January 19, 2022 10:18 PM (7bRMQ)

91 Where the hell did she got such balls of steel...and what the hell happened to her waste of flesh she calls a husband?
Posted by: 18-1


The disease of DC cons; flyover country deserves the boot-heals of the Left because... norms.

They, the bien-pensant, mustn't sniff any of the insipient murder of the peasants.
*sniffity-sniff-sniff*

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 19, 2022 10:18 PM (zWpOF)

92 Is it horrible of me that every time I open a news site I hope to see a picture or short video of Joey the Veg's head literally exploding?

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- bitterly clinging to the deplorable life '70s style! at January 19, 2022 10:18 PM (N86eO)

93 A 48-year-old Pevely woman was arrested in Arnold after police reportedly found her with methamphetamine, including a bag of the substance she apparently had hidden in her vagina. The woman also allegedly had hidden a glass smoking pipe in her vagina, Arnold Police reported.

That gal's hooha must be like leather.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 19, 2022 10:18 PM (+lVUW)

94 MisHum makes me feel welcome too.

In a get off my lawn before I pepper you with rock salt sort of way.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 19, 2022 10:17 PM (4fSQf)


Awww that's so sweet. Your cardboard 'script is on it's way.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 19, 2022 10:18 PM (aA3+G)

95 45 An anti theft device.

Posted by: Bete at January 19, 2022 10:19 PM (Ojki1)

96 85 2022 fucking sucks.
Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 19, 2022 10:17 PM (II3Gr)


It is the night terror to 2021's nightmare.

RIP, Oregon Muse.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at January 19, 2022 10:19 PM (DTX3h)

97 The woman also allegedly had hidden a glass smoking pipe in her vagina, Arnold Police reported.


Amateur.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton still hiding her "snuke" at January 19, 2022 10:19 PM (ESjRY)

98 What with covid over in the UK I'd be open to a dinner invitation from Nigella Lawson.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, the Phillips screwdriver of the gods at January 19, 2022 10:19 PM (eGTCV)

99 MisHum makes me feel welcome too.

In a get off my lawn before I pepper you with rock salt sort of way.

Everyone has their charms.

Posted by: mot at January 19, 2022 10:19 PM (FmeBQ)

100 I'm man enough to admit I really like that song from Phil Everly.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 19, 2022 10:15 PM (4fSQf)
* * * *
This 'ette agrees that was a great song!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at January 19, 2022 10:20 PM (Yaym4)

101 72 You guys keep complaining about immunity, but the vaccine granted us full immunity!
Posted by: Pfizer at January 19, 2022 10:15 PM (CTJwJ)


Not really, it is the corrupt evil power-hungry bureaucrats and grafting politicians that made sure that they would make money from promoting deadly inadequately tested remedies, while those of you that should be facing Nuremberg style tribunals simly skate away!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at January 19, 2022 10:20 PM (hOUT3)

102 Sad to note OM's passing

Godspeed good sir

Posted by: Zeera Hunkering down here, Boss at January 19, 2022 10:21 PM (eFR3E)

103 Awww that's so sweet. Your cardboard 'script is on it's way.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 19, 2022 10:18 PM (aA3


Wow!! Thank you!

The toilet paper one I've had for years has seen better days!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 19, 2022 10:21 PM (4fSQf)

104 74 I'm man enough to admit I really like that song from Phil Everly.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 19, 2022 10:15 PM (4fSQf)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
The_Air_That_I_Breathe

I always thought it was written by The Hollies but apparently not.

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at January 19, 2022 10:21 PM (VXxTB)

105 That's when a guy transitions from "dude" to "dudette"...

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at January 19, 2022 10:18 PM (BgMrQ)

That's called "demasted" in the pubic health service!

Posted by: Adm Levine at January 19, 2022 10:21 PM (7bRMQ)

106 Pouring one out tonight for OM.
He was a fine gentleman and his wife simply lovely.
He will be missed. Godspeed OM, prayers for you, your family.
You will be missed and your memory is a blessing.

Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at January 19, 2022 10:21 PM (Puq9y)

107 Aw man...OM's gone.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 19, 2022 10:21 PM (Dc2NZ)

108 That gal's hooha must be like leather.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 19, 2022 10:18 PM (+lVUW)
---
Marsupial, even.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at January 19, 2022 10:21 PM (llXky)

109 2022 fucking sucks

**

Only because you remember time prior to 2020.

And I think that's a big part of the goal. They want people to grow up not knowing the Before Time. The time back when we had all these wrong assumptions about America.

We're not going back in the Matrix, and the high school kids are going to live in another one entirely.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - read closely, it's impossible to get a negative result from the free COVID tests at January 19, 2022 10:22 PM (K0X64)

110 This 'ette agrees that was a great song!
Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at January 19, 2022 10:20 PM (Yaym4


This 'ette has taste.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 19, 2022 10:22 PM (4fSQf)

111 Losing Oregon Muse, I feel sorry for us all.

Filling Oregon Muse's shoes, I feel sorry for Ace and the Cobs. Even though they've been pulling double duty for the weeks that OM was absent, now the need isn't a TDY, but a PCS set of Orders. They've got one helluva job ahead of them, here.

Support your Local Ewok. Support your Local COB.

And Godspeed, Oregon Muse.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 19, 2022 10:22 PM (QzJWU)

112 You guys keep complaining about immunity, but the vaccine granted us full immunity!
Posted by: Pfizer


Please tell me the mask manufacturers are fucked.

Posted by: Some Rat at January 19, 2022 10:22 PM (r1z5A)

113 So sad about Oregon Muse. I don't deal well with death, even when it is someone I only know through the gray boxes. Condolences to anyone close to OM.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 19, 2022 10:22 PM (+lVUW)

114 MisHum makes me feel welcome too.

In a get off my lawn before I pepper you with rock salt sort of way.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 19, 2022 10:17 PM (4fSQf)
* * * *
*SNORT*

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at January 19, 2022 10:22 PM (Yaym4)

115 The woman also allegedly had hidden a glass smoking pipe in her vagina, Arnold Police reported.
---

The mythical "bag of holding"!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 19, 2022 10:23 PM (Dc2NZ)

116 Gosh. RIP Oregon Muse

Posted by: Grandmalcaesar at January 19, 2022 10:23 PM (Wji7y)

117 You're misinterpreting the privatization of the airport in the Hamptons. It's not to keep those Nuveau Riche millionaires from using their gauche ride share airplanes. It's to keep Texas from shipping them illegal aliens by the 737 load.

Posted by: Hawkpilot at January 19, 2022 10:23 PM (VEkN7)

118 Chuck Schumer's Deputy Director of Digital Media, Caroline Burns, is almost as loathsome as Chuck.

Old tweets of hers have surfaced. She likes to call people, f*gs.

https://bit.ly/3tIsynl

Posted by: bonhomme at January 19, 2022 10:24 PM (i0wNm)

119 What with covid over in the UK I'd be open to a dinner invitation from Nigella Lawson.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, the Phillips screwdriver of the gods at January 19, 2022 10:19 PM



Victoria Hervey...

Posted by: Zettai at January 19, 2022 10:24 PM (s7nRI)

120 22 Does the American public really want to handcuff the federal government in its ability to protect against major social and economic risks?

*

Go ahead and point to one instance where that occurred.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - read closely, it's impossible to get a negative result from the free COVID tests at January 19, 2022 10:06 PM (K0X64)


The war on drugs, that was a colossal success. Sarc.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 19, 2022 10:24 PM (+lVUW)

121 There was a restaurant on 8th Street in NYC called the BeBop Cafe, back in the 80s. Kind of a low-rent version of the Hard Rock Cafe on 57th Street. Ended up hanging out with Power Station one late night there with some friends of mine. Tony Thompson was very cool. Robert Palmer was the man. John and Andy Taylor wanted to hide from the fans that were constantly chasing them down at the time. One of my brushes with greatness from those days, but in NYC in the 80s it wasn't that hard.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 19, 2022 10:24 PM (mdjgu)

122 So sad about Oregon Muse. I don't deal well with death, even when it is someone I only know through the gray boxes. Condolences to anyone close to OM.
Posted by: nerdygirl


Fist bump

Posted by: Some Rat at January 19, 2022 10:24 PM (r1z5A)

123 Missing OM.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, the Phillips screwdriver of the gods at January 19, 2022 10:24 PM (eGTCV)

124 All Hail Eris, If you would accept the book thread task I can think of no one better.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 19, 2022 10:25 PM (yhdMF)

125 Please tell me the mask manufacturers are fucked.
Posted by: Some Rat at January 19, 2022 10:22 PM (r1z5A)


Sorry, they are all made in Chy-Nah and pay the graft promptly on time, and we admit that "mistakes were made" but "what difference does it make at this point"?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at January 19, 2022 10:25 PM (hOUT3)

126 The mythical "bag of holding"!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 19, 2022 10:23 PM (Dc2NZ)
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LOL

Right up there with the "Rod of Lordly Might" that so many NeverTrumpers wished they had.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at January 19, 2022 10:26 PM (llXky)

127 117 You're misinterpreting the privatization of the airport in the Hamptons. It's not to keep those Nuveau Riche millionaires from using their gauche ride share airplanes. It's to keep Texas from shipping them illegal aliens by the 737 load.
Posted by: Hawkpilot at January 19, 2022 10:23 PM (VEkN7)


Can you say parachutes? Sure, I knew you could.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 19, 2022 10:26 PM (aA3+G)

128 Just got out of conference calls and work tonight - missed OM tribute and a lot else - so I am now raising a glass to his name.

I really am missing Tami and OM. How did you people I have never met in person actually become people I know now and miss? I've only been here a few years, but I feel these losses.

Common bonds are strong with humans, bonds that have similar hopes and aspirations, something you never realize until you start to develop them and they get torn.

RIP OM.

Posted by: Boswell at January 19, 2022 10:26 PM (5iUNf)

129 All Hail Eris, If you would accept the book thread task I can think of no one better.

Seconded.

Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at January 19, 2022 10:26 PM (nxdel)

130 The war on drugs seems, in retrospect, a way for defense contractors to sell their wares outside of war.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 19, 2022 10:26 PM (4fSQf)

131 32 A few years ago I found myself behind a bright yellow AMC Pacer. It was immaculate.

I knew someone who had an orange one. That was one butt ugly car. And I'm saying that as a former owner of a Dodge Dart.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 19, 2022 10:27 PM (+lVUW)

132 124 All Hail Eris, If you would accept the book thread task I can think of no one better.
Posted by: Ben Had at January 19, 2022 10:25 PM (yhdMF)


Spot on BH!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at January 19, 2022 10:27 PM (hOUT3)

133 Right up there with the "Rod of Lordly Might" that so many NeverTrumpers wished they had.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at January 19, 2022 10:26 PM (llXky)

I may not have one, but my wife's boyfriend does!!

Posted by: Rev D French at January 19, 2022 10:27 PM (7bRMQ)

134 RIP OM, and good on Brady.

Just make me cry more Mis Hum. Damnit.

Posted by: Infidel at January 19, 2022 10:27 PM (qpolg)

135 I have a sketch from a manga artist that I was going to send to OM as soon as he got back to the Book Thread. The email has been sitting in my drafts folder for two weeks now. If he were here, he'd be able to find an obscure word to help me express how much this sucks.

Posted by: pookysgirl, with lap kitteh at January 19, 2022 10:27 PM (XKZwp)

136 20 22 Does the American public really want to handcuff the federal government in its ability to protect against major social and economic risks?

*

Go ahead and point to one instance where that occurred.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - read closely, it's impossible to get a negative result from the free COVID tests at January 19, 2022 10:06 PM (K0X64)

The war on drugs, that was a colossal success. Sarc.
Posted by: nerdygirl at January 19, 2022 10:24 PM (+lVUW)


If it was a victory I would hate to see defeat

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 19, 2022 10:28 PM (aA3+G)

137 In about ten years when he finally gets sick of winning the Super Bowl every year, Tom Brady is going to make himself Emperor of the United States. And either it will be Golden Times, or he is actually the AntiChrist. Remember, the AntiChrist is seen by the public as a great man at first, beloved by all, not like Damien in the Omen movies. Or maybe things are so weird now that I am willing to entertain the idea of practically ANYTHING happening.

Posted by: Azjaeger at January 19, 2022 10:28 PM (3/XaG)

138 Godspeed, Oregon Muse. Hope my kid doesn't bore you too much with talk about the weather.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at January 19, 2022 10:28 PM (SchxB)

139 Would that we all live like Oregon Muse did, whose presence clearly touched so many. Hopefully he had an inkling of what he meant to people that has been said about him today in his memory.

Posted by: Bete at January 19, 2022 10:28 PM (Ojki1)

140 That gal's hooha must be like leather.
Posted by: nerdygirl

And not the rich Corinthian stuff either. More like a 50 year old horse collar that has never been treated or washed.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 19, 2022 10:28 PM (mD/uy)

141 We stand 'neath resounding rafters
The walls around us are bare
They echo back our laughter
It seems that the dead are still here

We stand to our glasses, OM.

Posted by: Retief at January 19, 2022 10:28 PM (hgd+7)

142 Can you say parachutes? Sure, I knew you could.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian


*Snort* "With God as my witness, I thought illegals could fly."

Posted by: Some Rat at January 19, 2022 10:28 PM (r1z5A)

143 >>>Does the American public really want to handcuff the federal government . . . .


Yes. Handcuffed. Hogtied. Beaten and rectally probed with a cattle prod. Fed into a woodchipper. Eaten by pigs. Excrement burned. And scattered in the seven seas.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder at January 19, 2022 10:28 PM (SH2Zi)

144 Can you say parachutes? Sure, I knew you could.

Drogue chutes maybe...

Posted by: Hawkpilot at January 19, 2022 10:29 PM (VEkN7)

145 >>>Does the American public really want to handcuff the federal government . . . .


Yes. Handcuffed. Hogtied. Beaten and rectally probed with a cattle prod. Fed into a woodchipper. Eaten by pigs. Excrement burned. And scattered in the seven seas.


Sounds like a good start.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at January 19, 2022 10:29 PM (SchxB)

146 Yes. Handcuffed. Hogtied. Beaten and rectally probed with a cattle prod. Fed into a woodchipper. Eaten by pigs. Excrement burned. And scattered in the seven seas.
Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder at January 19, 2022 10:28 PM (SH2Zi

So much sugar coating I got a cavity!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 19, 2022 10:29 PM (4fSQf)

147 Illegal lawn darts.

I'm seeing it.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 19, 2022 10:30 PM (4fSQf)

148 I'm man enough to admit I really like that song from Phil Everly.

Always loved that song, though I'm more familiar with the Hollies' version.

Posted by: t-bird at January 19, 2022 10:30 PM (oBAbT)

149 Remember, the AntiChrist is seen by the public as a great man at first, beloved by all, not like Damien in the Omen movies.
----
Welp, then I guess we know that FJB is NOT the Anti-Christ because he doesn't fit the criteria. "Beloved by all" *SNORT*

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 19, 2022 10:30 PM (K5n5d)

150 I'm not convinced that Sycasuse freshman is a snowflake. I think he's shoving her woke crap up her poop chute. Or at least that's what I hope.

Posted by: InCali at January 19, 2022 10:30 PM (eFvmN)

151
Right up there with the "Rod of Lordly Might" that so many NeverTrumpers wished they had.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at January 19, 2022 10:26 PM (llXky)

I may not have one, but my wife's boyfriend does!!

Posted by: Rev D French at January 19, 2022 10:27 PM (7bRMQ)
---
The Paolo, he only have one. That all he need.

Posted by: The Paolo at January 19, 2022 10:31 PM (llXky)

152 Welp, then I guess we know that FJB is NOT the Anti-Christ because he doesn't fit the criteria. "Beloved by all" *SNORT*

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 19, 2022 10:30 PM (K5n5d)

Ready for my close up, Mr DeMille!

Posted by: H Clinton at January 19, 2022 10:31 PM (7bRMQ)

153 *Snort* "With God as my witness, I thought illegals could fly."

Posted by: Some Rat at January 19, 2022 10:28 PM (r1z5A)
---
Guess who else doesn't fly?

Posted by: Zombie Pinochet at January 19, 2022 10:32 PM (llXky)

154 Schumer just completed his party humiliation. Senate fails to change the filibuster rule.

Posted by: WisRich at January 19, 2022 10:32 PM (qKfc+)

155 Posted by: Boswell at January 19, 2022 10:26 PM (5iUNf)

I found out about OM when I was having coffee with an old (non-AoS) friend. He asked why I was upset?
It was very interesting trying to explain how losing an obvious gentleman, wit, scholar, and "friend" that you had never met in person could be so devastating!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at January 19, 2022 10:32 PM (hOUT3)

156 Thanks for the vote of confidence, Ben Had, but I was just a guest blogger.

I am a bear of very little brain, and the COBs need to find a permanent replacement who can bring it strong every week.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 19, 2022 10:32 PM (Dc2NZ)

157 A Real gut punch to hear of OM. He will be dearly missed here. Condolences to his loved ones.

Posted by: David Groenier at January 19, 2022 10:32 PM (DwnPl)

158 Fox just reported efforts to do away with the filibuster for "voting rights" failed.

Posted by: Fox2! at January 19, 2022 10:32 PM (qyH+l)

159 That lady should have claimed the illegal drugs found in the hooh-hah weren't hers

Posted by: Common Tater at January 19, 2022 10:32 PM (psL96)

160 Today was a gut punch.

RIP Oregon Muse and condolences to your family.

Posted by: Mr. Alu Fods at January 19, 2022 10:33 PM (LCXBH)

161 My neighbor the car guy went to the Mechum auction last weekend, bought a '99 Plymouth Prowler, yellow, 800 miles on the odo, delete bumpers option.

Posted by: Mr Gaga at January 19, 2022 10:33 PM (KiBMU)

162 Yes. Handcuffed. Hogtied. Beaten and rectally probed with a cattle prod. Fed into a woodchipper. Eaten by pigs. Excrement burned. And scattered in the seven seas.
Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder at January 19, 2022 10:28 PM (SH2Zi)
* * * *
Don't forget to salt the earth where they once stood!

And lamentations... we need to hear their lamentations!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at January 19, 2022 10:33 PM (Yaym4)

163 Eris, your book thread posts are great.

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at January 19, 2022 10:33 PM (lCui1)

164 A lot of interesting comments about Jack Reacher in earlier threads. Is a huge actor compelling? Does it decrease the stakes? After thinking about it the Jack Reacher stories aren't about overcoming a superior adversary. There's never a question if he'll physically overcome the people he's up against. The real drama is will he FIND the people that need to be punished? There's always one or two levels protecting those who are truly at fault. Plus he's kind of this wondering monk he fulfills this fantasy of wandering the land and dispensing justice. There's also something of an anti hero about him. He's a little bit Batman. Batman with a toothbrush.

Posted by: Max Power at January 19, 2022 10:33 PM (QCc6B)

165

The Senate is working late into the night this evening... They're probably up to no good, likely even... Yet the vote on a procedural rule change on the filibuster just FAILED!

Posted by: Zettai at January 19, 2022 10:34 PM (s7nRI)

166 Yes. Handcuffed. Hogtied. Beaten and rectally probed with a cattle prod. Fed into a woodchipper. Eaten by pigs. Excrement burned. And scattered in the seven seas.
Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder at January 19, 2022 10:28 PM (SH2Zi)


You moderates are popping to have to up your game!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at January 19, 2022 10:35 PM (hOUT3)

167 One suspects with some justification when leftists talk about "voting rights" what they really mean is "voting wrongs".

I hope they die in a fire, a miracle would be really nice right now.

Posted by: Common Tater at January 19, 2022 10:35 PM (psL96)

168 You moderates are going to have to up your game!

Curses!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at January 19, 2022 10:35 PM (hOUT3)

169 Thanks for the vote of confidence, Ben Had, but I was just a guest blogger.

I am a bear of very little brain, and the COBs need to find a permanent replacement who can bring it strong every week.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 19, 2022 10:32 PM (Dc2NZ)
---
OM set a high bar, but just having the space for discussion was nice.

Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at January 19, 2022 10:36 PM (llXky)

170 All Hail Eris, please do not sell yourself short, You have the mind and most definitely the wit .

I understand all reservations but you are the natural heir.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 19, 2022 10:36 PM (yhdMF)

171 The Senate is working late into the night this evening... They're probably up to no good, likely even... Yet the vote on a procedural rule change on the filibuster just FAILED!
Posted by: Zettai at January 19, 2022 10:34 PM (s7nRI


It's a real shame concerning our country's leadership when the best you can hope for is Congress being in recess.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 19, 2022 10:36 PM (4fSQf)

172 Tom Brady is a guy I have a hard time hating. And that's coming from a lifelong Miami Dolphins fan. I listened to him answer the question "How do you stay hungry after winning a Super Bowl?".

His answer was (roughly translated) "I don't think about that. I know that if we kill it on offense in practice on Tuesday, and then get laid back on Wednesday and things don't go well, I get worried. I can't help but wondering if we're going to get re-focused and recover on Thursday. We can't take these chances to get better lightly".

That's the attitude of a winner.

Posted by: Crusader at January 19, 2022 10:36 PM (Cjcf6)

173 >>>A 48-year-old Pevely woman was arrested in Arnold after police reportedly found her with methamphetamine, including a bag of the substance she apparently had hidden in her vagina. The woman also allegedly had hidden a glass smoking pipe in her vagina, Arnold Police reported.


That is an extremely Jefferson County thing to do.

Posted by: Dr. T : RIP OregonMuse at January 19, 2022 10:36 PM (tp+tP)

174 165 Zettai
They have to have Schumer's tearful speech yet.
I'm sure it'll be moving.
Just like mine every morning.

Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at January 19, 2022 10:36 PM (Puq9y)

175 I always thought it was written by The Hollies but apparently not.

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at January 19, 2022 10:21 PM (VXxTB)

It was done by the Hollies but not written by them. I think the Everly version was a Hollies cover. Still gets me misty.

Posted by: Javems at January 19, 2022 10:36 PM (AmoqO)

176 Howdy Hordelings. Hey there, Mis Hum.

Posted by: Doof at January 19, 2022 10:36 PM (mZUr4)

177 The Senate is working late into the night this evening... They're probably definitely up to no good, likely even... Yet the vote on a procedural rule change on the filibuster just FAILED!
Posted by: Zettai at January 19, 2022 10:34 PM (s7nRI)


FIXT!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at January 19, 2022 10:37 PM (hOUT3)

178 I am getting very tired of funerals. This has been a terrible couple of years.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 19, 2022 10:37 PM (ZMraq)

179 Seems impossible that OM is gone. It hurts, and I suppose I'll expect his book thread every Sunday for quite a while.

Posted by: CN at January 19, 2022 10:37 PM (ONvIw)

180 The mythical "bag of holding"!

Never place a bag of holding inside another bag of holding.

Why?

Posted by: Consult DM Guide at January 19, 2022 10:38 PM (kOpft)

181 Can you say parachutes? Sure, I knew you could.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 19, 2022 10:26 PM (aA3+G)

LAPES from the back end of a Herc. Don't know if a C-17 or C-5 are qualified for that delivery mode.

Posted by: Fox2! at January 19, 2022 10:38 PM (qyH+l)

182 48 is a little old for meth. How she's not boosted.

Posted by: Max Power at January 19, 2022 10:38 PM (QCc6B)

183 So Canada is already feeling the pain of Justin BlackFace Trudeau.
Prices are rising on many foods and shortages are now occurring at most stores.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 19, 2022 10:07 PM (4fSQf)


I wonder who they will declare war on to divert the populace. Last time they went to war, the Russians stole all their armor.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 19, 2022 10:39 PM (ZMraq)

184 Never place a bag of holding inside another bag of holding.

Why?
Posted by: Consult DM Guide at January 19, 2022 10:38 PM (kOpft)
----
Do ya *want* to tear a hole in the universe? 'cuz that's how you do it...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 19, 2022 10:39 PM (K5n5d)

185 Peace to the Horde on this sad day. OM is partying. On this side of the vail, our world is dimmer and our food choices are bland, our outfits, not nearly as fabulous, and don't get me started on the book selections. But we have heaven to look forward to. This earth is not our home

Raising a toast. To Oregon Muse!

Posted by: Sassy at January 19, 2022 10:39 PM (xSICi)

186 The Everly Brothers were from Kentucky, no?

They did Bye Bye Love and Wake Up Little Susie, which in retrospect is kinda creepy.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 19, 2022 10:39 PM (4fSQf)

187 I am a bear of very little brain, and the COBs need to find a permanent replacement who can bring it strong every week.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 19, 2022 10:32 PM (Dc2NZ)[/.i]

A hallmark of accomplished people is underestimating their abilities. You did fantastic work so far!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at January 19, 2022 10:39 PM (hOUT3)

188 Korean Rail Snipers would solve the looting problem right quick.

Posted by: a dude in MI at January 19, 2022 10:39 PM (+I6Y/)

189 I am getting very tired of funerals. This has been a terrible couple of years.

We've lost 5 friends in the last 18 months. Yeah.. I'm getting tired of it too. Sadly at my age it becomes more frequent.

Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at January 19, 2022 10:39 PM (nxdel)

190 169. Yes, Eris.

Posted by: CN at January 19, 2022 10:39 PM (ONvIw)

191 I was hoping 2022 would be an improvement over 2021. Magic 8-ball says, "Outlook Not So Good"

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at January 19, 2022 10:40 PM (VxC1e)

192 159 That lady should have claimed the illegal drugs found in the hooh-hah weren't hers

Posted by: Common Tater at January 19, 2022 10:32 PM (psL96)

Just say some guy must have had them taped to his dick.

Posted by: Javems at January 19, 2022 10:40 PM (AmoqO)

193 Doof, the answer to your question is a definite yes.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 19, 2022 10:40 PM (yhdMF)

194 >>>A newly declassified report via the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, however, calls this claim into doubt.

Of course. Everything that comes out of dems' and the broader administrative state's mouth can be presumed to be a lie until sufficient evidence adduces to force a belief otherwise.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 19, 2022 10:40 PM (SH2Zi)

195 Eris, what sort of bribes do you take?

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at January 19, 2022 10:40 PM (llON8)

196 Kindltot, this year has been especially bad. We are only barely half way through Jan.

More grim milestones for this admin.

Posted by: Infidel * RIP OM at January 19, 2022 10:41 PM (qpolg)

197 I need to dig through my parents' basement and find the ugliest pants possible to wear around the house Sunday morning in OM's honor.

Posted by: pookysgirl, hoping her father is still a packrat at January 19, 2022 10:41 PM (XKZwp)

198 Korean Rail Snipers would solve the looting problem right quick.
Posted by: a dude in MI at January 19, 2022 10:39 PM (+I6Y/)


Train Top Koreans!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at January 19, 2022 10:41 PM (hOUT3)

199 All Hail Eris, If you would accept the book thread task I can think of no one better.
Posted by: Ben Had at January 19, 2022 10:25 PM (yhdMF)

*envisions incoming avalanche of ugly pants pic and who dis pics hitting Eris' mailbox

Posted by: runner at January 19, 2022 10:41 PM (V13WU)

200 Doof, the answer to your question is a definite yes.
Posted by: Ben Had at January 19, 2022 10:40 PM (yhdMF)


Great! I'll send my info to you tomorrow. Thanks!!

Posted by: Doof at January 19, 2022 10:41 PM (mZUr4)

201 FIXT!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at January 19, 2022 10:37 PM



+1 for the HTML close tag...

Posted by: Zettai at January 19, 2022 10:42 PM (s7nRI)

202 It's just that I'm very lazy.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 19, 2022 10:42 PM (Dc2NZ)

203 Hello horde. Long day.

Memorial service for a friends dad who left behind a huge loving family and a great legacy after 89 years. Lots to celebrate despite the pain of loss.

Combine that with the OMuse news and I cannot help being reflective.

Posted by: Pete Bog at January 19, 2022 10:42 PM (gXWAI)

204 177 The Senate is working late into the night this evening... They're probably definitely up to no good, likely even... Yet the vote on a procedural rule change on the filibuster just FAILED!
Posted by: Zettai at January 19, 2022 10:34 PM (s7nRI)

FIXT!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at January 19, 2022 10:37 PM (hOUT3)

the stupidest part is that this Voting "rights" bill actually failed last May, and they forgot about it - until the BBB bill failed in December, and they realized they had nuthin, and suddenly they HAD to pass the Voting bill again! It's all just theater by Schumer, even he admitted it's all about trying to hang onto the Senate.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 19, 2022 10:42 PM (evAgx)

205 156 Thanks for the vote of confidence, Ben Had, but I was just a guest blogger.

I am a bear of very little brain, and the COBs need to find a permanent replacement who can bring it strong every week.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 19, 2022 10:32 PM (Dc2NZ)

Don't sell yourself short.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 19, 2022 10:43 PM (aA3+G)

206 I need to dig through my parents' basement and find the ugliest pants possible to wear around the house Sunday morning in OM's honor.

Posted by: pookysgirl, hoping her father is still a packrat at January 19, 2022 10:41 PM (XKZwp)

Ask if he has any pants from the Sears Catalog. Circa 1973. Prolly find a winner if he does....

Posted by: OrangeEnt at January 19, 2022 10:43 PM (7bRMQ)

207 202 It's just that I'm very lazy.
Posted by: All Hail Eris

#metoo

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at January 19, 2022 10:43 PM (lCui1)

208 A hallmark of accomplished people is underestimating their abilities. You did fantastic work so far!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at January 19, 2022 10:39 PM



-1

Posted by: Zettai at January 19, 2022 10:43 PM (s7nRI)

209 It's just that I'm very lazy.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes


My fall back position in life.

Posted by: Some Rat at January 19, 2022 10:44 PM (r1z5A)

210 +1 for the HTML close tag...
Posted by: Zettai at January 19, 2022 10:42 PM (s7nRI)


Obi Wan Zettai, I am trying to learn from the master!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at January 19, 2022 10:44 PM (hOUT3)

211 Well, if Eris can't she can't. We'll just be patient and wait.

Posted by: runner at January 19, 2022 10:44 PM (V13WU)

212 Ask if he has any pants from the Sears Catalog. Circa 1973. Prolly find a winner if he does....
Posted by: OrangeEnt


Sears jeans were the worst. The fricking worst.

Posted by: Some Rat at January 19, 2022 10:45 PM (r1z5A)

213 I could do a Sunday morning Mime Thread. I've got about three week's worth of material.

Just a thought.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at January 19, 2022 10:45 PM (VxC1e)

214 Posted by: Zettai at January 19, 2022 10:43 PM (s7nRI)

I have much to learn!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at January 19, 2022 10:45 PM (hOUT3)

215 In a smattering of merciful good news, our local covid karen has had enough of our backward hamlet and has decided to move to the deep blue metro Puget Sound area. Doctor of education. Government worker. Failed School Board candidate. Bunkerer of her family since Jan. 2020. Triple jabber of her two small kids.

She will be missed. But hopefully we will get another shot.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 19, 2022 10:46 PM (SH2Zi)

216 213 I could do a Sunday morning Mime Thread. I've got about three week's worth of material.


==

It would be a terrible thing to waste.

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at January 19, 2022 10:46 PM (lCui1)

217 Dem Rep Henry Cueller, who's been critical of Biden and pro-border control got a nice little visit from the FBI tonight.


Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 19, 2022 10:46 PM (4fSQf)

218 Sears jeans were the worst. The fricking worst.

Posted by: Some Rat at January 19, 2022 10:45 PM (r1z5A)

Toughskins were America's favorite jeans!

Posted by: OrangeEnt at January 19, 2022 10:47 PM (7bRMQ)

219 How old was OM?

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 19, 2022 10:47 PM (FS/ip)

220 Relevant to My Interests ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/media

*scroll down

Posted by: kbdabear at January 19, 2022 10:47 PM (qAR6u)

221 flounder
215 Take the win and keep windage and elevation in mind.

Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at January 19, 2022 10:47 PM (Puq9y)

222 218 Sears jeans were the worst. The fricking worst.

Posted by: Some Rat at January 19, 2022 10:45 PM (r1z5A)

Toughskins were America's favorite jeans!
Posted by: OrangeEnt at January 19, 2022 10:47 PM (7bRMQ)


Toughskins, the forerunner of the Genius Award Winner vagina.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 19, 2022 10:48 PM (aA3+G)

223 I could do a Sunday morning Mime Thread. I've got about three week's worth of material.

Just a thought.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at January 19, 2022 10:45 PM (VxC1e)

Non!

Posted by: Marcel Marceau at January 19, 2022 10:48 PM (7bRMQ)

224

Isn't it a bit early to be discussing OM's replacement?

Jus' sayin'...

Posted by: Zettai at January 19, 2022 10:48 PM (s7nRI)

225 219 How old was OM?
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 19, 2022 10:47 PM (FS/ip)

---------

He just turned 29.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at January 19, 2022 10:48 PM (VxC1e)

226 Handcuff the Fed? Handcuffs? Only handcuffs?!

How about...

Ballgag. Straitjacket. Pillory.

Build a nice hot fire and put in some branding irons

Posted by: JQ at January 19, 2022 10:48 PM (dB4Iz)

227 219 How old was OM?
Posted by: Anti

29

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at January 19, 2022 10:48 PM (lCui1)

228 213 I could do a Sunday morning Mime Thread. I've got about three week's worth of material.

Just a thought.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at January 19, 2022 10:45 PM (VxC1e


I can do a nap thread if anyone needs it.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 19, 2022 10:48 PM (4fSQf)

229 This is some really shitty news, RIP Oregon Muse.

Posted by: AZ Native at January 19, 2022 10:48 PM (jy+zi)

230 The book thread is usually not current-events specific so maybe a group of part timers could work together and just have a queue of several of them mostly written well ahead of time.

Posted by: CppThis at January 19, 2022 10:48 PM (UewuT)

231 Ask if he has any pants from the Sears Catalog. Circa 1973. Prolly find a winner if he does....

Posted by: OrangeEnt at January 19, 2022 10:43 PM (7bRMQ)

My father never wore bellbottoms and has worn slacks and a dress shirt for almost his entire adult life, with the exception of outdoors gear.

My mother, on the other hand, has no fashion sense, so I might have better luck raiding her closet.

Posted by: pookysgirl still remembers the "ireversible coat" at January 19, 2022 10:48 PM (XKZwp)

232 Brother wore toughskins when he was a kid. I even had a pair. Mom would replace the worn off patches with iron on patches in "denim."

Posted by: Infidel * RIP OM at January 19, 2022 10:49 PM (qpolg)

233 Take the win and keep windage and elevation in mind.

Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at January 19, 2022 10:47 PM (Puq9y)

I take my small mercies where I can get them. She. Was. Insufferable.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 19, 2022 10:49 PM (SH2Zi)

234 Rest In Peace Oregon Muse

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at January 19, 2022 10:49 PM (sJHOI)

235
Ask if he has any pants from the Sears Catalog. Circa 1973. Prolly find a winner if he does....
Posted by: OrangeEnt


Bell bottoms were going strong back then, so be careful for what you ask.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 19, 2022 10:50 PM (pNxlR)

236 224 OM will never be replaced. One of a kind.

Posted by: CN at January 19, 2022 10:50 PM (ONvIw)

237 it's going to be fun watching the entire Dem party go through denial, anger, bargaining, depression. They'll all stay stuck at one of those stages, probably repeating them several times. They'll never accept that what happened is real.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 19, 2022 10:50 PM (evAgx)

238 Relevant to My Interests ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/media

*scroll down

Posted by: kbdabear at January 19, 2022 10:47 PM



https://nitter.net/kbdabear/media

Posted by: Zettai at January 19, 2022 10:50 PM (s7nRI)

239 Toughskins, the forerunner of the Genius Award Winner vagina.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 19, 2022 10:48 PM (aA3+G)

Double thick knees! Great for Vice Presidents!

Posted by: OrangeEnt at January 19, 2022 10:50 PM (7bRMQ)

240 Here's what we know in life: Nothing stays the same. Even good things come to an end. Everybody dies. As human beings we are always seeking that which is comfortable, and know-able, and the same. We don't want the things we enjoy to end. We don't want those we love to die. But it all happens anyway, just like we always knew it would, yet it catches us by surprise.

Godspeed, OM. Enjoy gazing at the face of your Savior.

Posted by: TecumsehTea at January 19, 2022 10:50 PM (BjGT6)

241 The book thread is usually not current-events specific so maybe a group of part timers could work together and just have a queue of several of them mostly written well ahead of time.
Posted by: CppThis at January 19, 2022 10:48 PM (UewuT)
----
I was kind of thinking the same thing...Maybe it could cycle around a bit if 4-5 people rotate duties so that each person only has to do it once a month instead of one person cranking it out every week.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 19, 2022 10:50 PM (K5n5d)

242 "Oscar Mayer, never one to shy away from flashy marketing moves, is selling a $4.99 Bologna Hydrogel Sheet Face Mask"

My first thought was, "it's too early for Halloween"...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at January 19, 2022 10:50 PM (ynpvh)

243 Oregon Muse posted the Weekly Prayer List, may all prayers be reciprocated to OM's family

Posted by: kbdabear at January 19, 2022 10:51 PM (qAR6u)

244 Eh, you know what, I'm playing The Girl From Ipanema, and I don't care.

Bourbon will do wonderous and strange things.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at January 19, 2022 10:51 PM (6RXlE)

245 They'll never accept that what happened is real.
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 19, 2022 10:50 PM (evAgx)
---
yeah, they have a lot of difficulty accepting reality just in general terms...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 19, 2022 10:52 PM (K5n5d)

246 Toughskins were America's favorite jeans!
Posted by: OrangeEnt


Certainly of budget minded parents who hated their oldest son and wanted him mocked and shamed at every turn.

Posted by: Some Rat at January 19, 2022 10:52 PM (r1z5A)

247
Doctor of education. Government worker. Failed School Board candidate. Bunkerer of her family since Jan. 2020. Triple jabber of her two small kids.

She will be missed. But hopefully we will get another shot.
Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner


Considered "Doctor" Jill to be inspirational, yes?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 19, 2022 10:52 PM (pNxlR)

248 ABC is crowing tonight that the SCOTUS has decided to just HEAR the case that the Jan 6th Commission can by-pass Executive Privilege to obtain records to hunt down their past and no longer in office political Presidential enemies.

The lower appeals court already ordered the National Archives to turn over the records, but the Trump lawyers requested a stay. SCOTUS refused the stay, but instead requested to hear the case. As CJ Roberts suggested, in hearing the case, the SDCOTUS wished to explore whether decisions on executive privilege can't be extended to a sitting President, and not on previous ones and, get this, in his written opinion, he suggests IT DOES. ABC buries that about two paragraphs in but still crow that Trump will be in prison pretty soon now, maybe, hopefully - they extensively quote the soon to be tossed and politically powerless Liz Cheney to bolster their "boy, I sure hope so!" case.

The whole legal fact free article reads like a bunch of 20 YOs masturbating about getting free I-Phone 13 Pros.

Posted by: Boswell at January 19, 2022 10:52 PM (5iUNf)

249 As I mentioned in the morning thread about OM, my uncle as expected passed away this evening with the Wu Flu.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at January 19, 2022 10:52 PM (FNgbD)

250 Well it looks like the Great Biden Agenda isn't just merely dead, it's Really Most Sincerely Dead.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 19, 2022 10:53 PM (evAgx)

251 I find it odd that outside my own close family and a couple of good friends, I have no real relationships. The Horde is a welcome exception. AoSHQ kept me sane when working remotely in Montana last year as I helped Mom care for Dad. OM was huge part of this. His morning rants, and his epic weekend threads, Chess and Books.

God speed, OM. And God bless Ace and the Horde.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Who Dis? at January 19, 2022 10:53 PM (x8Wzq)

252 The worst thing was when your mom made you wear last years jeans and you grew two inches.

Floods.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 19, 2022 10:53 PM (4fSQf)

253 Considered "Doctor" Jill to be inspirational, yes?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 19, 2022 10:52 PM (pNxlR)

Oh, I am sure. She mentioned her boxtop degree in her statement of the candidate for school board.

*shake weight motion*

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 19, 2022 10:53 PM (SH2Zi)

254 249 So sorry.

Posted by: CN at January 19, 2022 10:53 PM (ONvIw)

255 I hope at some point one of the Cobs send OM's family a link to his thread so they can see how many people mourn him

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at January 19, 2022 10:53 PM (lCui1)

256
"Oscar Mayer, never one to shy away from flashy marketing moves, is selling a $4.99 Bologna Hydrogel Sheet Face Mask"


Suck my air through Oscar Meyer's wienie? Yeah, guess again.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 19, 2022 10:53 PM (pNxlR)

257 180 The mythical "bag of holding"!

Never place a bag of holding inside another bag of holding.

Why?

Posted by: Consult DM Guide at January 19, 2022 10:38 PM (kOpft)


Scissoring

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at January 19, 2022 10:54 PM (VXxTB)

258 Certainly of budget minded parents who hated their oldest son and wanted him mocked and shamed at every turn.
Posted by: Some Rat at January 19, 2022 10:52 PM (r1z5A)


So we are members of another club as well?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 19, 2022 10:54 PM (aA3+G)

259 My mother, on the other hand, has no fashion sense, so I might have better luck raiding her closet.

Posted by: pookysgirl still remembers the "ireversible coat" at January 19, 2022 10:48 PM (XKZwp)

In today's world, they'd probably look like men's pants.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at January 19, 2022 10:54 PM (7bRMQ)

260 Big Fat Meanie, I'm very sorry for your loss

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at January 19, 2022 10:54 PM (lCui1)

261 Ask if he has any pants from the Sears Catalog. Circa 1973. Prolly find a winner if he does....
Posted by: OrangeEnt

1973 to the prom - Bellbottom rayon - half inch checks in black, red and white.

My date cried.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 19, 2022 10:54 PM (mD/uy)

262 249 As I mentioned in the morning thread about OM, my uncle as expected passed away this evening with the Wu Flu.
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at January 19, 2022 10:52 PM (FNgbD)

Absolutely terrible news. Death is a part of this world, as we know, but it doesn't make it any less painful. Especially on the heels of OM's passing, I will pray for peace for you and your family.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 19, 2022 10:55 PM (mdjgu)

263 Bell bottoms were going strong back then, so be careful for what you ask.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 19, 2022 10:50 PM (pNxlR)

I always asked for straight legged. Can't stand bellbottoms.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at January 19, 2022 10:55 PM (7bRMQ)

264 Seriously, ladies. If you need to carry stuff, get a purse. Mmmmkay?

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 19, 2022 10:55 PM (SH2Zi)

265 Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at January 19, 2022 10:52 PM (FNgbD)

I'm sorry to hear that. Condolences.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 19, 2022 10:55 PM (aA3+G)

266 1973 to the prom - Bellbottom rayon - half inch checks in black, red and white.

My date cried.
Posted by: Tonypete

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at January 19, 2022 10:55 PM (lCui1)

267 I believe the records in question are WH records from the time DJT was in office. Somehow I doubt he left plethora of incriminating information behind.

Posted by: runner at January 19, 2022 10:55 PM (V13WU)

268 they weren't real blue jeans if they didn't stain your legs blue after the first couple wears

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at January 19, 2022 10:56 PM (sJHOI)

269 Books, Chess, Who Dis...sometimes you don't fully appreciate what you have until it is gone. OM, I'm wishing you endless happy book discussions, chess discussions, and meet-ups with all the movie stars who traveled to your new home before you.

Posted by: Gref at January 19, 2022 10:56 PM (AMIL/)

270 The worst thing was when your mom made you wear last years jeans and you grew two inches.

Floods.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 19, 2022 10:53 PM (4fSQf)

Heh. I was a kid in the '70s. Been there.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Who Dis? at January 19, 2022 10:56 PM (x8Wzq)

271 She will be missed. But hopefully we will get another shot.
Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner

Send the bitch my way.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 19, 2022 10:56 PM (U2p+3)

272 251. We sound a lot alike. Except I turned down offers to work remotely and take care of elderly husband and grandsons instead.

Posted by: CN at January 19, 2022 10:56 PM (ONvIw)

273 Damn. So sad about OM.
My very best condolences to family.

Posted by: COMountainMarie at January 19, 2022 10:56 PM (JfNvZ)

274 Thank you. Sorry for all who are mourning family and friends.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at January 19, 2022 10:56 PM (FNgbD)

275

GEOTUS will be interviewed on Hannity tomorrow evening at 0200Z (2100 EST)...

Christ, it's been a long year!

Posted by: Zettai at January 19, 2022 10:56 PM (s7nRI)

276 261 Ask if he has any pants from the Sears Catalog. Circa 1973. Prolly find a winner if he does....
Posted by: OrangeEnt

1973 to the prom - Bellbottom rayon - half inch checks in black, red and white.

My date cried.
Posted by: Tonypete at January 19, 2022 10:54 PM (mD/uy)

That much laughter?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 19, 2022 10:57 PM (aA3+G)

277 When I was in HS, stretch jeans were the new thing
I had one pair that I sewed the inside seem on so it would be even tighter, basically pioneering skinny jeans

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at January 19, 2022 10:57 PM (lCui1)

278 267 I believe the records in question are WH records from the time DJT was in office. Somehow I doubt he left plethora of incriminating information behind.
Posted by: runner at January 19, 2022 10:55 PM (V13WU)

----------

"Show me the man and I will find a crime."

- DOJ SDNY

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at January 19, 2022 10:57 PM (VxC1e)

279 If I am a lawyer, I'm surveying Carhartt employees and finding anyone of them who got sick after the vaccine - and especially seriously ill or - God forbid - someone who died.

The company has no legal protection whatsoever. All bad things that could come with the vaccine are now their fault. All of them.

Posted by: Black JEM at January 19, 2022 10:57 PM (V6xwG)

280
Mom would replace the worn off patches with iron on patches in "denim.


Those were the worst -- they were indestructible and rigid and would outlive the remainder of the pair of pants 99 times out of 100.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 19, 2022 10:57 PM (pNxlR)

281 Oh, I am sure. She mentioned her boxtop degree in her statement of the candidate for school board.

*shake weight motion*
Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner


Great, sounds like just the kind of person seattle really freaking needs right now...

Posted by: Some Rat at January 19, 2022 10:57 PM (r1z5A)

282 "Girl From Ipanema" sounds like one of those tunes they would use to crack terrorists down at Gitmo. Speed it up 5x, nice and loud, pipe that in to their cell 24/7. "Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" on standby for especially hardened cases.

Posted by: Common Tater at January 19, 2022 10:57 PM (psL96)

283 267 I believe the records in question are WH records from the time DJT was in office. Somehow I doubt he left plethora of incriminating information behind.
Posted by: runner at January 19, 2022 10:55 PM (V13WU)

Certainly not as it relates to J6. This is, of course, one big fishing expedition. They will take anything that they find, if it can keep Trump off the ticket in '24. Funny thing is, if they happen to succeed, they may not like what comes after Trump.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 19, 2022 10:57 PM (mdjgu)

284 "Does the American public really want to handcuff the federal government in its ability to protect against major social and economic risks? "


This is a govt. that is currently obsessed with imaginary white nationalist terrorism and gives not a shit about 28 trillion in debt (or is it 30 trillion?) that has no chance of ever being paid and caused the 2007 crash by forcing banks to lend money to unqualified borrowers. I don't want it in handcuffed. I want it chained to the walls of deep, dark dungeon.

Posted by: Ripley at January 19, 2022 10:58 PM (PTDkx)

285 >>> 271 She will be missed. But hopefully we will get another shot.
Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner

Send the bitch my way.
Posted by: nurse ratched at January 19, 2022 10:56 PM (U2p+3)

I probably shouldn't have laughed at that. Maybe.

Wait, maybe nurse just meant she wants to give Karen a kayak.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at January 19, 2022 10:58 PM (llON8)

286 Wanted to add our condolences and prayers to all of yours on seeing the news about Oregon Muse. Both my better half and I were big fans of his posts and have lurked among them for years. Our hearts hurt with yours today.

May the Lord bless his family, friends and the horde with strength, peace and comfort in the coming days.

Bye for now, Mr. Muse. Vaya con Dios!

Posted by: Cate in IN at January 19, 2022 10:58 PM (jgWi9)

287 I was going to send him a photo of my great-grandmother's wedding dress for his "dress pr0n" [always in the chess thread between the problem section and the solutions] but never got around to it... He would have liked that.

Posted by: Theodore at January 19, 2022 10:58 PM (GJnvT)

288 Send the bitch my way.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 19, 2022 10:56 PM (U2p+3)

Stop it. I am already on the edge here.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 19, 2022 10:58 PM (SH2Zi)

289 Idaho has a nearly $2B surplus which is pretty yuuuuge for a state its size (population). So what did the Republican house do? They did this wild crazy thing and decided to give some of that money back to the suckers, errr taxpayers. To the tune of $600M.

It's almost as if a Republican run state is fiscally sound and shit. Weird.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 19, 2022 10:58 PM (OalnH)

290 So sorry about OM. Enjoyed talking to him, even though it wasn't a lot. My prayers are up for his family. It is devastating.

Posted by: ... at January 19, 2022 10:58 PM (/9mpK)

291 It's taking all I have not to make a Malor crack.

Posted by: ... at January 19, 2022 10:58 PM (/9mpK)

292 Posted by: Tonypete

You went to prom?

Posted by: Infidel * RIP OM at January 19, 2022 10:59 PM (qpolg)

293
She will be missed. But hopefully we will get another shot.
Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner

Send the bitch my way.
Posted by: nurse ratched


This is beginning to resemble cats toying with their prey.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 19, 2022 10:59 PM (pNxlR)

294 It would be nice to rename the Sunday Morning Book Thread to OM's Sunday Morning Book Thread

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at January 19, 2022 10:59 PM (lCui1)

295 My date cried.
Posted by: Tonypete at January 19, 2022 10:54 PM (mD/uy)

That much laughter?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian

Come to think of it, it may have been the powder blue ruffled shirt with the lemon yellow bow tie.


Naaah!

Posted by: Tonypete at January 19, 2022 11:00 PM (mD/uy)

296 Wait, maybe nurse just meant she wants to give Karen a kayak.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at January 19, 2022 10:58 PM (llON

*lolspew*

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 19, 2022 11:00 PM (SH2Zi)

297 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 19, 2022 10:43 PM (aA3+G)

This may be the nicest thing I've ever seen you say.

Posted by: ... at January 19, 2022 11:00 PM (/9mpK)

298

I hope the utterly adorable Son Yoon Ju continues to be featured in any future chess threads...

Posted by: Zettai at January 19, 2022 11:00 PM (s7nRI)

299 231 I have some 25 year old zubaz that the elastic didn't crumble away in yet. Those are fairly ugly.

Posted by: Bete at January 19, 2022 11:00 PM (Ojki1)

300 Welp, down the rabbit hole of Robert Palmer songs on youtube. His version of Can We Still Be Friends is better than Rundgren.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at January 19, 2022 11:00 PM (eKvjl)

301 So we are members of another club as well?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 19, 2022 10:54 PM (aA3+G)

Speaking of that, MisHum, how about a Hordian Art thread. I'm sure plenty here make art.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at January 19, 2022 11:00 PM (7bRMQ)

302 294 It would be nice to rename the Sunday Morning Book Thread to OM's Sunday Morning Book Thread
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at January 19, 2022 10:59 PM (lCui1)


Oh yes. Make this happen.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 19, 2022 11:00 PM (4fSQf)

303 >> Really Most Sincerely Dead.

Much like his brain. Pinin' for the fjords. Late. Expired. It is no more.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at January 19, 2022 11:00 PM (Mzdiz)

304 Hi, horde. It's been a rough day, including hearing about Oregon Muse, so when The Only Son invited me to go to a movie with him, I did.

We saw "The King's Man", which was...OK.

What I really took notice of is that we were the only people in the six-screen theatre. That's not how it was a couple of years ago, but then, what is...

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at January 19, 2022 11:01 PM (aommx)

305 Posted by: ... at January 19, 2022 10:58 PM (/9mpK)

Yo, [...]! Have you been reading the articles about the new Justified series? Raylan is returning as the main character

Posted by: Doof at January 19, 2022 11:01 PM (mZUr4)

306 Misanthropic Humanitarian


Heh! So it would appear!

Posted by: Some Rat at January 19, 2022 11:01 PM (r1z5A)

307 186 The Everly Brothers were from Kentucky, no?

They did Bye Bye Love and Wake Up Little Susie, which in retrospect is kinda creepy.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 19, 2022 10:39 PM (4fSQf)


You think that's creepy? Chuck Berry did "Sweet Little Sixteen".

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 19, 2022 11:01 PM (+lVUW)

308 Speaking of that, MisHum, how about a Hordian Art thread. I'm sure plenty here make art.
Posted by: OrangeEnt at January 19, 2022 11:00 PM (7bRMQ)


---------

We'll all be making lanyards soon.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at January 19, 2022 11:01 PM (VxC1e)

309 Great, sounds like just the kind of person seattle really freaking needs right now...

Posted by: Some Rat at January 19, 2022 10:57 PM (r1z5A)

Sorry, man. She's yours now. Drop in the bucket.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 19, 2022 11:01 PM (SH2Zi)

310 You went to prom?
Posted by: Infidel

I did! To the surprise of most there, I was not experiencing an epileptic seizure, I simply couldn't dance.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 19, 2022 11:01 PM (mD/uy)

311 >>>It would be nice to rename the Sunday Morning Book Thread to OM's Sunday Morning Book Thread

I agree.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at January 19, 2022 11:02 PM (aommx)

312 Speaking of rabbit holes. Anybody need some salt?
https://www.foodservicedirect
.com/brand/cargill/

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at January 19, 2022 11:02 PM (llON8)

313 Yo, [...]! Have you been reading the articles about the new Justified series? Raylan is returning as the main character
Posted by: Doof at January 19, 2022 11:01 PM (mZUr4


Olyphant?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 19, 2022 11:02 PM (4fSQf)

314 ZOD IMPERIAL.

Posted by: ZOD at January 19, 2022 11:02 PM (x8kT3)

315 246 Toughskins were America's favorite jeans!
Posted by: OrangeEnt


Certainly of budget minded parents who hated their oldest son and wanted him mocked and shamed at every turn.
Posted by: Some Rat at January 19, 2022 10:52 PM (r1z5A)

You sure we aren't related?

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 19, 2022 11:02 PM (II3Gr)

316 It was very heartening to see the outpouring of condolences, prayers, stories and thoughts today in the OM Thread, from hundreds of "Regulars" whose nics I see here every day, and from another hundred or more "Lurkers" whose nics I've never seen before.

This strange, wonderful place really is a loosely-organized family of pretty decent people, I think, unique on the web daily and in meat space on occasion when a MoMe can be set up. It's nice to know all of you are out there, knowing as I do that every damn one of you would help someone in pain or in need without hesitation. Your reaction to the passing of OM, Chavez, Rickl, Tami and so many others is proof of that.

OM's final gift to us is to show us just how much a single person's life can positively impact so many people and how so many people can band together to be a family of sorts.

Rest in Eternal Peace in the Lord's tender embrace, OregonMuse, and thank you for showing us how good a person can be just by being himself.

Posted by: Sharkman at January 19, 2022 11:02 PM (8gxrg)

317 301 So we are members of another club as well?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 19, 2022 10:54 PM (aA3+G)

Speaking of that, MisHum, how about a Hordian Art thread. I'm sure plenty here make art.
Posted by: OrangeEnt at January 19, 2022 11:00 PM (7bRMQ)


That's a nice idea.
I'll run it by the crew......

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 19, 2022 11:02 PM (aA3+G)

318 >>>We'll all be making lanyards soon.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at January 19, 2022 11:01 PM (VxC1e)

As long as it's not macrame, I'm good.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at January 19, 2022 11:02 PM (aommx)

319
Wait, maybe nurse just meant she wants to give Karen a kayak.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket


Why, yes! 'Side the head, I'd imagine ...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 19, 2022 11:02 PM (pNxlR)

320 Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at January 19, 2022 10:52 PM (FNgbD)

I am sorry about the loss of your uncle.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 19, 2022 11:03 PM (SH2Zi)

321 I think you have to work hard to find creepiness in Wake Up Little Susie

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at January 19, 2022 11:03 PM (sJHOI)

322 You know I am sitting trying to figure out how in the hell Schumer thought it would be "effective" for him to stage a huge public Spectacle of Failure. He knew it was going to end this way, everyone did.

Maybe it's as simple as the idea that incompetent people never understand that they shouldn't put their incompetence on display.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 19, 2022 11:03 PM (evAgx)

323 321 I think you have to work hard to find creepiness in Wake Up Little Susie
Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at January 19, 2022 11:03 PM (sJHOI)

yeah, the lyrics say they fell asleep in the movie theater.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 19, 2022 11:03 PM (evAgx)

324 Eh, you know what, I'm playing The Girl From Ipanema, and I don't care.
Bourbon will do wonderous and strange things.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at January 19, 2022 10:51 PM (6RXlE)

Vodka here. My mood: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gT_Z2ThlrBo&list=LL&index=82

Posted by: Mainah at January 19, 2022 11:04 PM (GMgHL)

325 Poo. Gotta take the boy to hockey practice. Outdoors. In the snow. Ick.

Guess I'll sit in the car and read. See ya.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at January 19, 2022 11:04 PM (eKvjl)

326 >>> 322 You know I am sitting trying to figure out how in the hell Schumer thought it would be "effective" for him to stage a huge public Spectacle of Failure. He knew it was going to end this way, everyone did.

Maybe it's as simple as the idea that incompetent people never understand that they shouldn't put their incompetence on display.
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 19, 2022 11:03 PM (evAgx)

I'm not stupid I'm SMAHHHHRT and I want RESPECT!!!

Posted by: Chuck Schumer at January 19, 2022 11:05 PM (llON8)

327 Olyphant?
Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 19, 2022 11:02 PM (4fSQf)


Yes sir! No word on any other characters from the original series

Posted by: Doof at January 19, 2022 11:05 PM (mZUr4)

328 @282

>>Girl From Ipanema" sounds like one of those tunes they would use to crack terrorists down at Gitmo.

Sure enough, but it's also one of those standards that you can endlessly noodle on and modulate.

Autumn Leaves is another one.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at January 19, 2022 11:05 PM (6RXlE)

329 Yo, [...]! Have you been reading the articles about the new Justified series? Raylan is returning as the main character

Posted by: Doof at January 19, 2022 11:01 PM (mZUr4)

Hey bro! Yeah, I'm reservedly excited. In a way happy to hear they're bringing Raylan back because Tim is a good creative mind and obviously contributed yugely to how great Justified was. OTOH City Primeval took place in the 80's and although the 80's is overdone, it would be a gritty early 80's and would make for a kickass show.

As mentioned many times, it's literally my favorite show and my favorite book coming together, which can probably only end in sheer disappointment. Also the fact that the showrunners had mentioned a year ago having to "adapt" Raylan to a "new world" (BLM) and it's like oh no please don't fucking woke my favorite things up.

They act like Justified was made in the 1950's or something. It was fucking 2015!

Posted by: ... at January 19, 2022 11:05 PM (/9mpK)

330 Maybe it's as simple as the idea that incompetent people never understand that they shouldn't put their incompetence on display.
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 19, 2022 11:03 PM (evAgx)

----------

When you spend 40 years in an echo chamber where you're treated like royalty and are completely unaccountable for the consequences of your decisions...

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at January 19, 2022 11:05 PM (VxC1e)

331 Rest in peace Oregon Muse. May your family receive peace and comfort in these days.

This has been a miserable year of loss and heartbreak.

Posted by: wisenheimer at January 19, 2022 11:06 PM (nAjWs)

332 Yes sir! No word on any other characters from the original series
Posted by: Doof at January 19, 2022 11:05 PM (mZUr4)
---
I think Nick Searcy's character was my favorite. He was hilariously snarky.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 19, 2022 11:06 PM (K5n5d)

333 1973 to the prom - Bellbottom rayon - half inch checks in black, red and white.

My date cried.
Posted by: Tonypete

In 1973 I had a pair of light blue, lightweight wool, hip hugger bell bottoms that were an absolute chick magnet. Couple that with my rayon print shirt and platform shoes and I was dangerous. Add in that I was an Army Captain and all it became a bit awkward at times.

Posted by: Javems at January 19, 2022 11:07 PM (AmoqO)

334 We'll all be making lanyards soon.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at January 19, 2022 11:01 PM (VxC1e)

Double duty! Art and Gun threads!!

Posted by: OrangeEnt at January 19, 2022 11:07 PM (7bRMQ)

335 Maybe it's as simple as the idea that incompetent people never understand that they shouldn't put their incompetence on display.
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 19, 2022 11:03 PM (evAgx)

In my experience, they don't have any idea that anyone is more competent than they are. Completely convinced they are God's gift to whatever endeavor they have undertaken. And they display that sort of confidence while completely fucking up everything in their path. And they are dismissive of those who have to come along and clean up their messes. Over and over and over.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at January 19, 2022 11:07 PM (eKvjl)

336 I believe the records in question are WH records from the time DJT was in office. Somehow I doubt he left plethora of incriminating information behind.
Posted by: runner at January 19, 2022 10:55 PM (V13WU)


Records, especially official government records are, shall we say, quite flexible comrade!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at January 19, 2022 11:07 PM (hOUT3)

337 I think you have to work hard to find creepiness in Wake Up Little Susie

Agreed. Now "Go Away Little Girl (I'm Not Supposed To Be Alone With You)" can be viewed as a bit suspect. Or "Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me (It's Warm Where You're Touching Me, I'll Just Use You, Then I'll Set You Free").

Both AM radio staples

Posted by: Common Tater at January 19, 2022 11:07 PM (psL96)

338 Meanie
My condolences for your loss as well. It has been a tough couple of years.
Flounder's neighbor is exactly what Seattle or Portland need.
Maybe she can take some nice walks along Lake Washington and have some deranged homeless guy throw her into the lake.
This happened to several women earlier today.

Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at January 19, 2022 11:07 PM (Puq9y)

339 Sorry, man. She's yours now. Drop in the bucket.
Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner


For all your sympathetic, caring, sugar coated posts, I thought you'd be a little more understanding. (smiling here boss!)

Posted by: Some Rat at January 19, 2022 11:08 PM (r1z5A)

340 I think Nick Searcy's character was my favorite. He was hilariously snarky.
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 19, 2022 11:06 PM (K5n5d


Nick Searcy was a perfect foil to Raylan.

Are you cold, Raylan?

No, why?

Cause I can't stop looking at your nipples!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 19, 2022 11:08 PM (4fSQf)

341 First the news of OM's death. Then the confirmation that 6 out of 10 Democrats would be willing to imprison me for refusing the clot shot. I am not doing well today, sorry.

Posted by: chris+opher at January 19, 2022 11:08 PM (ckPhE)

342 As mentioned many times, it's literally my favorite show and my favorite book coming together, which can probably only end in sheer disappointment. Also the fact that the showrunners had mentioned a year ago having to "adapt" Raylan to a "new world" (BLM) and it's like oh no please don't fucking woke my favorite things up.

They act like Justified was made in the 1950's or something. It was fucking 2015!
Posted by: ... at January 19, 2022 11:05 PM (/9mpK)


I haven't read City Primeval yet but I definitely will. And I share your cautious approach to expectations. The likelihood of wokeness is probably high. Which will piss me off. Maybe Nick Searcy will be a part of it and help keep any of that shit to a minimum

Posted by: Doof at January 19, 2022 11:09 PM (mZUr4)

343 Oregon Muse, que vayas con Dios.

Posted by: Ripley at January 19, 2022 11:09 PM (PTDkx)

344 This happened to several women earlier today.

Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at January 19, 2022 11:07 PM (Puq9y)

GTFO. I believe it happened. I can't believe it didn't end in "and was ventilated promptly and decisively."

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 19, 2022 11:09 PM (SH2Zi)

345 Rest in Eternal Peace in the Lord's tender embrace, OregonMuse, and thank you for showing us how good a person can be just by being himself.
Posted by: Sharkman at January 19, 2022 11:02 PM (8gxrg)


Very well said good sir!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at January 19, 2022 11:10 PM (hOUT3)

346 Maybe it's as simple as the idea that incompetent people never understand that they shouldn't put their incompetence on display.
Posted by: Tom Servo


Perhaps they felt sure they could ride the tsunami of good will after joeys speech to ultimate victory. (I'm only about 10% joking on this.)

Posted by: Some Rat at January 19, 2022 11:10 PM (r1z5A)

347 For all your sympathetic, caring, sugar coated posts, I thought you'd be a little more understanding. (smiling here boss!)

Posted by: Some Rat at January 19, 2022 11:08 PM (r1z5A)

Truly sorry. But, in the schema of Seattle crazy, she's in the noise.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 19, 2022 11:11 PM (SH2Zi)

348 I think Nick Searcy's character was my favorite. He was hilariously snarky.
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 19, 2022 11:06 PM (K5n5d)


Friend of the Blog!!

Art was awesome. Especially in Season 4 with his "Marshal stiffie"

Posted by: Doof at January 19, 2022 11:11 PM (mZUr4)

349 I wore Toughskins. Say what you want about them, but I'll point out this:

Toughskins > Kaboom

Posted by: Hands at January 19, 2022 11:11 PM (786Ro)

350 Every lie Biden tells us makes his inevitable fall that much harder and terrible for him.

And makes the consequences for our country and us that much worse.

Posted by: Gref at January 19, 2022 11:11 PM (AMIL/)

351 No lady, it's not a pocket

Nature's purse.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at January 19, 2022 11:11 PM (3YVs3)

352 Oh, no! Godspeed, OM.

Posted by: Advo at January 19, 2022 11:12 PM (SEqlD)

353 Every lie Biden tells us makes his inevitable fall that much harder and terrible for him.


---------

When?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at January 19, 2022 11:12 PM (VxC1e)

354 She's leaving this week!

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 19, 2022 11:12 PM (SH2Zi)

355 341 First the news of OM's death. Then the confirmation that 6 out of 10 Democrats would be willing to imprison me for refusing the clot shot. I am not doing well today, sorry.
Posted by: chris+opher at January 19, 2022 11:08 PM (ckPhE)

to balance all of our pain today, remember that tonight, for Dems, was the Shipwreck of all their Hopes.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 19, 2022 11:13 PM (evAgx)

356 >>349 I wore Toughskins.

Also. And chukka boots. And the "Keep On Truckin'" t-shirt.

Posted by: ZOD at January 19, 2022 11:14 PM (x8kT3)

357 307 186 The Everly Brothers were from Kentucky, no?

They did Bye Bye Love and Wake Up Little Susie, which in retrospect is kinda creepy.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 19, 2022 10:39 PM (4fSQf)

You think that's creepy? Chuck Berry did "Sweet Little Sixteen".
Posted by: nerdygirl at January 19, 2022 11:01 PM (+lVUW)

What's all the fuss?

Posted by: Jerry Lee Lewis at January 19, 2022 11:15 PM (l0Cy4)

358 Sorry. I just found out, and I am a bit happy for them.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 19, 2022 11:15 PM (SH2Zi)

359 344 This happened to several women earlier today.

Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at January 19, 2022 11:07 PM (Puq9y)

GTFO. I believe it happened. I can't believe it didn't end in "and was ventilated promptly and decisively."
Posted by: flounder

Yep. Threw the woman's toddler in the lake after the mom.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 19, 2022 11:15 PM (U2p+3)

360 353 Every lie Biden tells us makes his inevitable fall that much harder and terrible for him.

---------

When?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at January 19, 2022 11:12 PM (VxC1e)


Not soon enough.

Posted by: Gref at January 19, 2022 11:15 PM (AMIL/)

361 A clean minivan is a rare thing. Ours is nasty.

Posted by: banana Dream at January 19, 2022 11:15 PM (l6b3d)

362 I'm not stupid I'm SMAHHHHRT and I want RESPECT!!!

Posted by: Amy Schumer at January 19, 2022 11:15 PM (llON8)

363 270 The worst thing was when your mom made you wear last years jeans and you grew two inches.
Floods.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 19, 2022 10:53 PM (4fSQf)
Heh. I was a kid in the '70s. Been there.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Who Dis? at January 19, 2022 10:56 PM (x8Wzq)

No, no, no...
My biggest nightmare in grade school was wearing LL Bean corduroy pants. They ran so large in the legs, and I was sooooo skinny.
You could hear me waling down the hallways: fwapfwapfwapfwap.
Yeah, I got mocked out for that hard!

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at January 19, 2022 11:15 PM (BgMrQ)

364 344 flounder.
It's Seattle. the UW cops found and arrested him.
He'd thrown a glass of water at someone at UW med center.
No ventilation allowed.

Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at January 19, 2022 11:15 PM (Puq9y)

365
Also. And chukka boots. And the "Keep On Truckin'" t-shirt.
Posted by: ZOD at January 19, 2022 11:14 PM (x8kT3)

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I had moccasins and the sad idea that I looked kind of cool in them.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at January 19, 2022 11:16 PM (VxC1e)

366 She's leaving this week!

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 19, 2022 11:12 PM (SH2Zi)

Gonna put up some nasty signs facing her house before she leaves?

Posted by: OrangeEnt at January 19, 2022 11:16 PM (7bRMQ)

367 Yep. Threw the woman's toddler in the lake after the mom.
Posted by: nurse ratched

JFC
Did anyone rescue the mom & kid?
Did they arrest the homeless guy?

Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser at January 19, 2022 11:16 PM (lCui1)

368 "Maybe it's as simple as the idea that incompetent people never understand that they shouldn't put their incompetence on display.
Posted by: Tom Servo"


Schumer that insufferable combination of incompetence and arrogance that magnifies the annoyance of both characteristics many times over.

Posted by: Ripley at January 19, 2022 11:16 PM (PTDkx)

369 You could hear me waling down the hallways: fwapfwapfwapfwap.
Yeah, I got mocked out for that hard!

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at January 19, 2022 11:15 PM (BgMrQ)

You were little brown fwapfwap?

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 19, 2022 11:16 PM (SH2Zi)

370 132 124 All Hail Eris, If you would accept the book thread task I can think of no one better.
Posted by: Ben Had at January 19, 2022 10:25 PM (yhdMF)

Spot on BH!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at January 19, 2022 10:27 PM (hOUT3)

I absolutely agree. All here say aye?

Posted by: Moki at January 19, 2022 11:16 PM (JrN/x)

371 >>I had moccasins and the sad idea that I looked kind of cool in them. Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at January 19, 2022 11:16 PM (VxC1e)

You did look kind of cool in them.

Posted by: ZOD at January 19, 2022 11:17 PM (x8kT3)

372 Also. And chukka boots. And the "Keep On Truckin'" t-shirt.

Posted by: ZOD at January 19, 2022 11:14 PM (x8kT3)

Carrying a Fabulous Furry Freak Bros comic?

Posted by: OrangeEnt at January 19, 2022 11:17 PM (7bRMQ)

373 They did Bye Bye Love and Wake Up Little Susie, which in retrospect is kinda creepy.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 19, 2022 10:39 PM (4fSQf)

You think that's creepy? Chuck Berry did "Sweet Little Sixteen".
Posted by: nerdygirl at January 19, 2022 11:01 PM (+lVUW)

What's all the fuss?
Posted by: Jerry Lee Lewis

Pikers.

Posted by: Hunter at January 19, 2022 11:17 PM (r1z5A)

374 >>> 359 344 This happened to several women earlier today.

Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at January 19, 2022 11:07 PM (Puq9y)

GTFO. I believe it happened. I can't believe it didn't end in "and was ventilated promptly and decisively."
Posted by: flounder

Yep. Threw the woman's toddler in the lake after the mom.
Posted by: nurse ratched at January 19, 2022 11:15 PM (U2p+3)

Good thing I don't exist or you might see some really crazy stuff.

Posted by: Stan at January 19, 2022 11:17 PM (llON8)

375 Gonna put up some nasty signs facing her house before she leaves?

Posted by: OrangeEnt at January 19, 2022 11:16 PM (7bRMQ)

I was thinking of something small like dropping a deuce on her car.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 19, 2022 11:18 PM (SH2Zi)

376 to balance all of our pain today, remember that tonight, for Dems, was the Shipwreck of all their Hopes.
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 19, 2022 11:13 PM (evAgx)

___

Well, maybe not.

Posted by: Mittens McRomney at January 19, 2022 11:18 PM (OalnH)

377 You did look kind of cool in them.
Posted by: ZOD at January 19, 2022 11:17 PM (x8kT3)

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The white socks made the outfit.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at January 19, 2022 11:19 PM (VxC1e)

378 >>> 375 Gonna put up some nasty signs facing her house before she leaves?

Posted by: OrangeEnt at January 19, 2022 11:16 PM (7bRMQ)

I was thinking of something small like dropping a deuce on her car.
Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 19, 2022 11:18 PM (SH2Zi)

Can I help?

Posted by: bear who likes to eat kayaks at January 19, 2022 11:19 PM (llON8)

379 You were little brown fwapfwap?
Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 19, 2022 11:16 PM (SH2Zi)

LOL...

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at January 19, 2022 11:19 PM (BgMrQ)

380 As long as it's not macrame, I'm good.
Posted by: Captain Whitebread at January 19, 2022 11:02 PM (aommx)


Captain Whitebread, as I live and breathe.

How are you? Have you been hiding?

Posted by: Kindltot at January 19, 2022 11:19 PM (ZMraq)

381 Eternal rest grant unto him and let perpetual light shine upon him.

Posted by: Just John at January 19, 2022 11:19 PM (a4vvV)

382 "The intelligence community did not say, back in June or July, that in fact this was going to collapse like it did..."

"intelligence community" LOL
He cracks me up...

Posted by: gourmand du jour at January 19, 2022 11:20 PM (jTmQV)

383 Kid and mom pulled out of the lake.

Scared and wet, but ok.

The homeless guy is merely a victim of circumstance. He's not the problem. It's society.

And Trump.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 19, 2022 11:20 PM (U2p+3)

384 I posted this on the morning thread for OM, but here it is again for the nightwalkers.

O Carolan's Lament

https://youtu.be/mS5mmQAiNs0

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at January 19, 2022 11:20 PM (DnWKq)

385 Carrying a Fabulous Furry Freak Bros comic?
Posted by: OrangeEnt


I have the Playboy Issue with the "Feds and Heads" boardgame in it. The only reason I bought it....

Posted by: Some Rat at January 19, 2022 11:20 PM (r1z5A)

386 316 Posted by: Sharkman at January 19, 2022 11:02 PM (8gxrg)

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Beautifully said, Sharkman. I pray that OM knew (or at least knows now) what he meant to everyone at the HQ.

Posted by: Hoplite Housewife at January 19, 2022 11:20 PM (mNMgp)

387 You were little brown fwapfwap?
Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 19, 2022 11:16 PM (SH2Zi)

No, I'm little brown fwapfwap!

Posted by: Joe's Pants at January 19, 2022 11:21 PM (7bRMQ)

388 Well, maybe not.
Posted by: Mittens McRomney at January 19, 2022 11:18 PM (OalnH)

I understand the sentiment, I do. But for all the hate we give McConnell, note that *he* knows how to keep his caucus 100% behind him. Romney might cross us, but he'd never cross Mitch.

we do well to remember that the prior megabuck "infrastructure" bill passed because Mitch *wanted* it to pass.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 19, 2022 11:22 PM (evAgx)

389 I never failed to read the book thread, even if it was a dead thread.
I remember once OM put one of my reviews in the main body of the post.
I was honored and felt like teacher's pet.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at January 19, 2022 11:23 PM (jTmQV)

390 Posted by: Doof at January 19, 2022 11:09 PM (mZUr4)

The only saving grace is it's on FX and I read some time back that they don't get involved in the "creative". Which explained why they've had so many great shows that were nothing alike. That may have changed.

Whereas something like HBO or Showtime or USA puts their thumb heavy on the "inserting politics" scale.

Wish I could knock some sense into these guys before they decide they want to bring their starry-eyed crush to the dance but then go out on the floor all night with some other schlub.

Posted by: ... at January 19, 2022 11:23 PM (/9mpK)

391 If Nick Searcy is not in the Justified reboot, I ain't interested.

Hell, barely interested in the first place. I hate reboots. The show worked as it did. Leave it alone.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Who Dis? at January 19, 2022 11:23 PM (x8Wzq)

392 383 Kid and mom pulled out of the lake.

Scared and wet, but ok.

The homeless guy is merely a victim of circumstance. He's not the problem. It's society.

And Trump.
Posted by: nurse ratched at January 19, 2022 11:20 PM (U2p+3)


What about me?

Posted by: Zombie Ronald Reagan at January 19, 2022 11:24 PM (aA3+G)

393 Leave it alone.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Who Dis? at January 19, 2022 11:23 PM (x8Wzq)

Yep. Come up with something new and interesting.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 19, 2022 11:24 PM (SH2Zi)

394 I have the Playboy Issue with the "Feds and Heads" boardgame in it. The only reason I bought it....

Posted by: Some Rat at January 19, 2022 11:20 PM (r1z5A)

The only reason....

Posted by: Joe's Pants at January 19, 2022 11:25 PM (7bRMQ)

395 Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at January 19, 2022 11:20 PM (DnWKq)


Thank you.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 19, 2022 11:25 PM (aA3+G)

396 I read history, and i always thought that for most of human existence, the prevailing sentiment was "Dear God(s), how are these crazy power-drunk lunatics going to fuck us all over this time?" Roman senators. Japanese daimyo. European nobility. All just crazy bloodthirsty barbarians.

Now, I'm beginning to understand what all those people must have felt.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 19, 2022 11:26 PM (6FeV1)

397 to balance all of our pain today, remember that tonight, for Dems, was the Shipwreck of all their Hopes.

Not just the D party. Fair elections leave Rs vulnerable to primary. Accountability to voters means the rest of the globalist agenda gets subject to delays and many of them, like Soros, don't have time to wait.

Posted by: Methos at January 19, 2022 11:27 PM (kOpft)

398 Well, wife nixed the little deuce coupe idea - she's such a goodie two shoes - so I am opening up the floor.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 19, 2022 11:27 PM (SH2Zi)

399 I'll be damned. Michael Berry (radio talk show host from Houston) is actually being critical of Dan Crenshaw.

Posted by: Cow Demon at January 19, 2022 11:27 PM (CdZ4i)

400 And Trump.
Posted by: nurse ratched at January 19, 2022 11:20 PM (U2p+3)


nurse gets it!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at January 19, 2022 11:28 PM (hOUT3)

401 398 Well, wife nixed the little deuce coupe idea - she's such a goodie two shoes - so I am opening up the floor.
Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 19, 2022 11:27 PM (SH2Zi)

See if the little old lady from Pasadena will cut you a deal.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 19, 2022 11:28 PM (II3Gr)

402 Posted by: Pug Mahon, Who Dis? at January 19, 2022 11:23 PM (x8Wzq)

The thing about this reboot (I tell myself) is it's not a reboot. It's a completely separate story that the original showrunners wanted to cover.

And deservedly so, I've been hounding my wife for years saying I could never understand why someone never did an adaptation of this particular Leonard story. They wanted to bring Olyphant back because he's awesome and the main character in the book was a carbon copy precursor of Raylan Givens.

I wouldn't reject it based on name alone. It's a new Leonard story and it's a great one.

Posted by: ... at January 19, 2022 11:29 PM (/9mpK)

403 Really missing Gorilla Pundit and the Who Dis kids.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 19, 2022 11:29 PM (63Dwl)

404 As I said earlier, RIP OM and deepest condolences and prayers to his family and circle of friends.
And Let's Go Brandon!
Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at January 19, 2022 10:04
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^ This. TY MisHum for continuing to give tribute to a fine man who gave us so much of himself.

And NAL... i got a t-shirt from my brother w/ that on it for Christmas. We had never discussed the term, he just thought I might like it. LOL

Posted by: Farmer at January 19, 2022 11:29 PM (55Qr6)

405 Anyone got any squatters in the inland NW they are looking to relocate to a soon to be available property? Finders fee negotiable.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 19, 2022 11:29 PM (SH2Zi)

406 from Houston) is actually being critical of Dan Crenshaw.
Posted by: Cow Demon at January 19, 2022 11:27 PM (CdZ4i)

For a guy who makes a living pissing in various and sundry bowls of Wheaties, he sure has evaded criticism for a good while.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 19, 2022 11:30 PM (6FeV1)

407 Although pug I should add I do agree with you completely - I wish they would have just left the original show be. It was almost perfect.

Posted by: ... at January 19, 2022 11:30 PM (/9mpK)

408 See if the little old lady from Pasadena will cut you a deal.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 19, 2022 11:28 PM (II3Gr)

$20 is the going rate in town. I'd pay that plus mileage.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 19, 2022 11:31 PM (SH2Zi)

409 It's a new Leonard story and it's a great one.
Posted by: ... at January 19, 2022 11:29 PM (/9mpK)


If they really stick with the Leonard story aspects it should be great. He is an unbelievably good writer with the ability to capture characters and dialog!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at January 19, 2022 11:31 PM (hOUT3)

410 For a guy who makes a living pissing in various and sundry bowls of Wheaties, he sure has evaded criticism for a good while.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 19, 2022 11:30 PM (6FeV1)


McCain lived for a long time on his reputation, before his reputation caught up with him.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 19, 2022 11:32 PM (ZMraq)

411 For a guy who makes a living pissing in various and sundry bowls of Wheaties, he sure has evaded criticism for a good while.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 19, 2022 11:30 PM (6FeV1)

It's catching up to The Pirate now.

Posted by: Cow Demon at January 19, 2022 11:32 PM (CdZ4i)

412 ...Schumer's attempt to nuke the filibuster is a fail; as expected Sinema and Manchin.

Posted by: runner at January 19, 2022 11:32 PM (V13WU)

413 Well, wife nixed the little deuce coupe idea - she's such a goodie two shoes - so I am opening up the floor.
Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner


On her day of departure, anonymous call to the State Patrol about a large heroin shipment...

Posted by: Some Rat at January 19, 2022 11:32 PM (r1z5A)

414 406 from Houston) is actually being critical of Dan Crenshaw.
Posted by: Cow Demon at January 19, 2022 11:27 PM (CdZ4i)

For a guy who makes a living pissing in various and sundry bowls of Wheaties, he sure has evaded criticism for a good while.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 19, 2022 11:30 PM (6FeV1)


I used to like Berry and respect his opinion. Not now. He's become too full of himself. He's become a legend in his own mind.

Posted by: Gref at January 19, 2022 11:34 PM (AMIL/)

415 Well, wife nixed the little deuce coupe idea - she's such a goodie two shoes - so I am opening up the floor.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 19, 2022 11:27 PM (SH2Zi)

Nasty signs. Something creative, crude but erudite. Maybe enlist Muldoon to come up with something....

Posted by: OrangeEnt at January 19, 2022 11:34 PM (7bRMQ)

416 McCain lived for a long time on his reputation, before his reputation caught up with him.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 19, 2022 11:32 PM (ZMraq)

Guy lived in a time in which "the internet is forever" became a maxim. Fortunately, there are many more still to get caught out, because they are dinosaurs who have never faced any accountability or hard questions. The fun, stupid ones like Throuple Katy are the ones that flame out quick.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 19, 2022 11:34 PM (SH2Zi)

417 For a guy who makes a living pissing in various and sundry bowls of Wheaties, he sure has evaded criticism for a good while.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 19, 2022 11:30 PM (6FeV1)

This is why I don't eat Wheaties - the urine content.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 19, 2022 11:34 PM (II3Gr)

418 It was almost perfect.
Posted by: ... at January 19, 2022 11:30 PM (/9mpK)

It's a rare thing. To see a TV show do its thing, then hang it up at just the right time. Almost never happens.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Who Dis? at January 19, 2022 11:34 PM (x8Wzq)

419 "Now, I'm beginning to understand what all those people must have felt."

Like when the US Embassy wants to start a tranny reading hour in Kabul, Achmed says it's time to dig up that AK-47 I buried...

Posted by: gourmand du jour at January 19, 2022 11:35 PM (jTmQV)

420 Nasty signs. Something creative, crude but erudite. Maybe enlist Muldoon to come up with something....

Posted by: OrangeEnt at January 19, 2022 11:34 PM (7bRMQ)

Wait until she leaves and put up a "Hate no longer has a home here" sign? And post it to Zillow?

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 19, 2022 11:35 PM (SH2Zi)

421 Here's Liam Clancy's version, somehow I think OM would have liked this version

https://www.youtube.com/watch
?v=1se8_-fcxZs

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at January 19, 2022 11:35 PM (hOUT3)

422 It's a rare thing. To see a TV show do its thing, then hang it up at just the right time. Almost never happens.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Who Dis?


Was it "Toma" ? Star said he'd do it for a year and quit...did it a year and quit. Shocked the industry.

Posted by: Some Rat at January 19, 2022 11:36 PM (r1z5A)

423 The "opposition" leader pulled a Mittens, and went limp as a NeverTrumper.

Naturally, no one can muster enough testosterone to remove the gimp, so Canada will do as Canada does...
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at January 19, 2022 10:12 PM (llXky)

This. Trudeau is a piece of shit, but that's entirely to be expected. The Conservative Party of Canada leader, Erin O'Toole, could have won the last election, but basically threw it, same as Mittens, and McCain before him. Worthless fucktard.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 19, 2022 11:37 PM (P3gRi)

424 Shit. I was gonna eat dinner. But now it's bed-time.

Covid has fucked with my appetite.

Goodnight.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Who Dis? at January 19, 2022 11:37 PM (x8Wzq)

425 Shit. I was gonna eat dinner. But now it's bed-time.

Covid has fucked with my appetite.

Goodnight.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Who Dis? at January 19, 2022 11:37 PM (x8Wzq)

Show it who's boss and get some Taco Bell.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 19, 2022 11:38 PM (SH2Zi)

426 I used to like Berry and respect his opinion. Not now. He's become too full of himself. He's become a legend in his own mind.
Posted by: Gref at January 19, 2022 11:34 PM (AMIL/)

When Berry is good, he's good. But he has some unbelievably stupid opinions on things that make me question his having two law degrees. (His obsequious worship of the police is particularly irksome.)

Posted by: Cow Demon at January 19, 2022 11:38 PM (CdZ4i)

427 "244. Eh, you know what, I'm playing The Girl From Ipanema, and I don't care." - Thomas Bender

That song actually has an interesting history, and is a far more complex and original composition than most people know. Here's probably more than you ever wanted to know about it.

https://tinyurl.com/35xprcee

Posted by: Paco at January 19, 2022 11:39 PM (njExo)

428 Wait until she leaves and put up a "Hate no longer has a home here" sign? And post it to Zillow?

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 19, 2022 11:35 PM (SH2Zi)

So, just moving and hasn't sold yet? Bwahahah! You could make it unsellable. But then she'd come back.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at January 19, 2022 11:39 PM (7bRMQ)

429 I hate to ask, but my impression was that OM was vaxxed - is that true?

Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser at January 19, 2022 11:39 PM (lCui1)

430 Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at January 19, 2022 11:35 PM (hOUT3)
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Here's a tune that bears the same name that I posted for Tami. It's in A major, mixolydian mode, which gives it a minor key feel.

https://youtu.be/wkia-S7ehOw

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at January 19, 2022 11:39 PM (DnWKq)

431 29, really? That's way too young

Posted by: Theodore at January 19, 2022 11:39 PM (GJnvT)

432 This. Trudeau is a piece of shit, but that's entirely to be expected. The Conservative Party of Canada leader, Erin O'Toole, could have won the last election, but basically threw it, same as Mittens, and McCain before him. Worthless fucktard.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 19, 2022 11:37 PM (P3gRi)

Freedom-loving Canadians have my sympathies.

Posted by: Cow Demon at January 19, 2022 11:40 PM (CdZ4i)

433 So, just moving and hasn't sold yet? Bwahahah! You could make it unsellable. But then she'd come back.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at January 19, 2022 11:39 PM (7bRMQ)

Not with concrete in the septic.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 19, 2022 11:40 PM (SH2Zi)

434
It all boils down to Dunning-Kruger. Dummies think they are really smart, the incompetent think they're really competent. Smarties think they're not so smart, and the competent underestimate their own competence.

This leads to the "Mt. Stupid" phenomenon. Imagine a graph, x-axis is actual knowledge/skill, and the y-axis is your own estimation of these, your confidence in yourself.

Some starts learning something. They get real cocky, thinking they know everything. They are sophomores, wise fools. The peak of this is dubbed Mt. Stupid.

The smarter people go beyond, realizing, hey this more complicated than I thought. I didn't really know anything. I'm no good at this. This is the Valley of Despair. And you move on, getting better and better, more and more knowledgeable. You confidence improves, but you never get back to the highs of Mt. Stupid.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at January 19, 2022 11:40 PM (Mzdiz)

435 Feel better Pug

Posted by: ... at January 19, 2022 11:42 PM (/9mpK)

436
Mid-wits, those in the middle of the bell curve tend to get stuck on Mt. Stupid.

We are ruled by midwits on the peak of Mt. Stupid.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at January 19, 2022 11:43 PM (Mzdiz)

437 https://youtu.be/wkia-S7ehOw
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at January 19, 2022 11:39 PM (DnWKq)


Haunting as it should be!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at January 19, 2022 11:43 PM (hOUT3)

438 Not with concrete in the septic.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 19, 2022 11:40 PM (SH2Zi)

Hookers and Blow here Saturday Nights!!!
Achmed's Safe House!
Kops Keep Owt! Meth House!

Maybe these signs?

Posted by: OrangeEnt at January 19, 2022 11:43 PM (7bRMQ)

439 If I am a lawyer, I'm surveying Carhartt employees and finding anyone of them who got sick after the vaccine - and especially seriously ill or - God forbid - someone who died.

The company has no legal protection whatsoever. All bad things that could come with the vaccine are now their fault. All of them.
Posted by: Black JEM at January 19, 2022 10:57 PM (V6xwG)

They would be protected by Workers Compensation statue for the most part . Some states allow you to sue the employer directly if a death occurs from gross negligence.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 19, 2022 11:44 PM (FS/ip)

440 Schumer's attempt to nuke the filibuster is a fail; as expected Sinema and Manchin.
Posted by: runner at January 19, 2022 11:32 PM (V13WU)


Yes. Some good news on a sad day.

Posted by: LASue at January 19, 2022 11:44 PM (Ed8Zd)

441 Mid-wits, those in the middle of the bell curve tend to get stuck on Mt. Stupid.

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Bring me my tampons, Jill. I'm going climbing!

Posted by: F. Joe Biden at January 19, 2022 11:44 PM (VxC1e)

442 Haunting as it should be!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at January 19, 2022 11:43 PM (hOUT3)
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Thanks. If it's possible I can attend a memorial service for OM (I live about 2hrs away from his stomping grounds) I will bring my concertina.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at January 19, 2022 11:45 PM (DnWKq)

443 I kid, but this covid karen bitch is the one - mind you, while my wife and kids were in the process of watching her mother and their grandmother, my angel of a mother in law, fucking die of brain cancer - who had the audacity to facebook rant about people (like me and my family) going without masks, meeting in person, while she had her family in the bunker, TRYING TO KILL her and her kids, because we had differences of opinion about necessary precautions.

Yeah, she made the list. We lost my angel of a mother in law a year ago last week.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 19, 2022 11:45 PM (SH2Zi)

444 Mid-wits, those in the middle of the bell curve tend to get stuck on Mt. Stupid.

We are ruled by midwits on the peak of Mt. Stupid.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at January 19, 2022 11:43 PM (Mzdi

I suppose this explains why our leaders, executives, managers, etc. almost all seem totally incapable of self-awareness, self-evaluation and introspection.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 19, 2022 11:45 PM (II3Gr)

445 When Berry is good, he's good. But he has some unbelievably stupid opinions on things that make me question his having two law degrees. (His obsequious worship of the police is particularly irksome.)
Posted by: Cow Demon at January 19, 2022 11:38 PM (CdZ4i)


If you are going to worship the law, then you are probably going to worship its judges and cops too.
The joke about it being "lawful good and not lawful perfect" comes to mind.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 19, 2022 11:45 PM (ZMraq)

446 I don't have any statistics at hand, just a suspicion, but I bet if the Goebbels media tracked down hundreds of individuals who died from the flu, after not getting a flu shot, and wrote up the individual stories day after day, they could gin up enough fear to convince 48% of Democrats to lock up people who opted not to get flu shots, too. Their reasoning wouldn't be any more valid, but the rationale would be pretty much the same. So, what's stopping them from turning the flu into a crisis (at least in election years)? Or is that the next step?

Posted by: Paco at January 19, 2022 11:45 PM (njExo)

447 The smarter people go beyond, realizing, hey this more complicated than I thought. I didn't really know anything. I'm no good at this. This is the Valley of Despair. And you move on, getting better and better, more and more knowledgeable. You confidence improves, but you never get back to the highs of Mt. Stupid.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at January 19, 2022 11:40 PM (Mzdiz)


We are seeing this at every level of the government complex, it is just that within the medical complex, it is clear that they do not mind if we die from their stupidity/cupidity, as long as they are in charge!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at January 19, 2022 11:46 PM (hOUT3)

448 Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 19, 2022 11:45 PM (SH2Zi)

Jesus. Here, have two tire irons.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 19, 2022 11:46 PM (II3Gr)

449 Thanks. If it's possible I can attend a memorial service for OM (I live about 2hrs away from his stomping grounds) I will bring my concertina.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at January 19, 2022 11:45 PM (DnWKq)

I would consider making the trip, depending on timing, acceptable guest numbers, and notice. If you find out anything, please drop a note with the usual suspects.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 19, 2022 11:47 PM (SH2Zi)

450 I think I'm stuck in the Valley of Despair.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 19, 2022 11:47 PM (II3Gr)

451 flounder,

Put a couple "Fuck biden!
And fuck you for voting for him!"
Stickers on their cars before heading over to seatttle. I'm sure they'll get a warm welcome here.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 19, 2022 11:48 PM (U2p+3)

452 Put a couple "Fuck biden!
And fuck you for voting for him!"
Stickers on their cars before heading over to seatttle. I'm sure they'll get a warm welcome here.
Posted by: nurse ratched


Nice.

Posted by: Some Rat at January 19, 2022 11:48 PM (r1z5A)

453 Thanks. If it's possible I can attend a memorial service for OM (I live about 2hrs away from his stomping grounds) I will bring my concertina.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at January 19, 2022 11:45 PM (DnWKq)


Please make it happen and do it!
Aye, what a fine tribute that would be!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at January 19, 2022 11:49 PM (hOUT3)

454 Put a couple "Fuck biden!
And fuck you for voting for him!"
Stickers on their cars before heading over to seatttle. I'm sure they'll get a warm welcome here.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 19, 2022 11:48 PM (U2p+3)

Paint their cars with Naval Jelly.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at January 19, 2022 11:49 PM (7bRMQ)

455 You confidence improves, but you never get back to the highs of Mt. Stupid.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at January 19, 2022 11:40 PM (Mzdiz)

The more you learn, the more you discover how little you know.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 19, 2022 11:49 PM (SH2Zi)

456 Maybe a Trump shirt and a fruit basket as a going away present?

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 19, 2022 11:50 PM (SH2Zi)

457
Feynman expressed that Dunning-Kruger Mt. Stupid this succinctly thus, "I'm smart enough to know how dumb I am."

And something that went like, don't fool yourself, because you are the easiest person to fool.

People who talk like that are well beyond the Valley of Despair in the plateau of wisdom. They know the science is never settled, they could be wrong, etc, etc.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at January 19, 2022 11:50 PM (Mzdiz)

458 Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 19, 2022 11:47 PM (SH2Zi)
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Sure, but anything I find will certainly be on This Very Blog.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at January 19, 2022 11:51 PM (DnWKq)

459 So, what's stopping them from turning the flu into a crisis (at least in election years)? Or is that the next step?
Posted by: Paco at January 19, 2022 11:45 PM (njExo)


They have found a weak spot in the psyche of the US (and seemingly the entire world) and they will never cease to exploit it, as long as it works!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at January 19, 2022 11:51 PM (hOUT3)

460 A bottle of Trump wine?

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 19, 2022 11:51 PM (U2p+3)

461 Jesus. Here, have two tire irons.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 19, 2022 11:46 PM (II3Gr)

It was unbelievably cruel and self-centered, given that she knew what we moved here for in the first place.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 19, 2022 11:51 PM (SH2Zi)

462 Maybe a Trump shirt and a fruit basket as a going away present?

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 19, 2022 11:50 PM (SH2Zi)

Apples. Apples make nice gifts.

Posted by: Maleficent at January 19, 2022 11:52 PM (7bRMQ)

463 Paint their cars with Naval Jelly.
Posted by: OrangeEnt at January 19, 2022 11:49 PM (7bRMQ)

How is belly button sludge going to do anything?

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 19, 2022 11:52 PM (II3Gr)

464 If you are going to worship the law, then you are probably going to worship its judges and cops too.
The joke about it being "lawful good and not lawful perfect" comes to mind.
Posted by: Kindltot at January 19, 2022 11:45 PM (ZMraq)

Which is a horrible idea in a country which (should) demands the citizens subject the law to extreme scrutiny.

Posted by: Cow Demon at January 19, 2022 11:52 PM (CdZ4i)

465 Underwater N95 masks for the kids?

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 19, 2022 11:53 PM (U2p+3)

466 We lost my angel of a mother in law a year ago last week.
Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 19, 2022 11:45 PM (SH2Zi)


Prayers up for you!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at January 19, 2022 11:53 PM (hOUT3)

467 429 I hate to ask, but my impression was that OM was vaxxed - is that true?
Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser
---------------

Since we know the source and know it's not rumor.
Hopefully this is not to premature but it would be helpful to know the who, what, when, where, how, etc.

Posted by: Braenyard at January 19, 2022 11:53 PM (UgT8m)

468 There are a hell of a lot of lawyers stuck on Mt. Stupid. I've seen it time and again. They're usually high-earning partners too. FML.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 19, 2022 11:53 PM (II3Gr)

469 there is some theorem called the "local peak" or blind mountaineer theory that says it is possible to take a train of reasoning as far as possible and still be limited because you don't see there are any other possible ways of thinking. It is envisioned as a blind mountaineer finding a mountain and climbing to its peak, but being unable to see there are taller peaks that could be climbed, and not being adventuresome enough to feel around for another one that might be taller.

Midwits tend to lack imagination and a willingness to explore or at least admit they might be wrong.

Now me, I am wrong all the time.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 19, 2022 11:53 PM (ZMraq)

470 As I mentioned in the morning thread about OM, my uncle as expected passed away this evening with the Wu Flu.
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at January 19, 2022 10:52 PM (FNgbD)

Please accept my condolences.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 19, 2022 11:54 PM (P3gRi)

471 How is belly button sludge going to do anything?

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 19, 2022 11:52 PM (II3Gr)

You never know what you'll find in there....

Posted by: OrangeEnt at January 19, 2022 11:54 PM (7bRMQ)

472 Embracing the Horde before I go to sleep, you all mean the world to me. RIP OM.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at January 19, 2022 11:54 PM (a4EWo)

473 Since we know the source and know it's not rumor.
Hopefully this is not to premature but it would be helpful to know the who, what, when, where, how, etc.
Posted by: Braenyard

I'm sorry. It's none of our business.

Stop.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 19, 2022 11:54 PM (U2p+3)

474 How is belly button sludge going to do anything?

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 19, 2022 11:52 PM (II3Gr)

Hah. I gave my youngest a surprise gift of belly button lint. He stared at it in wonderment, then oldest asked what that was. The look of horror as he listened to the explanation was gold.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 19, 2022 11:54 PM (SH2Zi)

475 Which is a horrible idea in a country which (should) demands the citizens subject the law to extreme scrutiny.
Posted by: Cow Demon at January 19, 2022 11:52 PM (CdZ4i)


Especially since 99.999% of these "laws" were made and crafted by corrupt men and women and have no moral basis!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at January 19, 2022 11:55 PM (hOUT3)

476 {{{DDS}}}

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 19, 2022 11:55 PM (II3Gr)

477 Went to Big City today.
They were all wearing masks
OUTSIDE

Posted by: Braenyard at January 19, 2022 11:55 PM (UgT8m)

478 I'm sorry. It's none of our business.

Stop.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 19, 2022 11:54 PM (U2p+3)

Seconded. Please don't.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 19, 2022 11:55 PM (SH2Zi)

479 Hah. I gave my youngest a surprise gift of belly button lint. He stared at it in wonderment, then oldest asked what that was. The look of horror as he listened to the explanation was gold.
Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 19, 2022 11:54 PM (SH2Zi)

LOL. Most excellent

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 19, 2022 11:56 PM (II3Gr)

480 Which is a horrible idea in a country which (should) demands the citizens subject the law to extreme scrutiny.
Posted by: Cow Demon at January 19, 2022 11:52 PM (CdZ4i)


Lawyers are taught to follow the rules, because judges are quite nasty about it, and if you can't follow the rules you can't pass the bar.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 19, 2022 11:57 PM (ZMraq)

481 Prayers up for you!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at January 19, 2022 11:53 PM (hOUT3)

Thank you, sir. The horde delivered when we needed.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 19, 2022 11:57 PM (SH2Zi)

482 I'm sorry. It's none of our business.
Stop.
Posted by: nurse ratched at January 19, 2022 11:54 PM (U2p+3)


Amazing how often I agree with nurse, but she is spot on!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at January 19, 2022 11:57 PM (hOUT3)

483 I'm sorry. It's none of our business.

Stop.
Posted by: nurse ratched at January 19, 2022 11:54 PM (U2p+3)
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If you were family that would be half of everything you would be talking about. Stop

Posted by: Braenyard at January 19, 2022 11:58 PM (UgT8m)

484 RIP OregonMuse. Our world here will not be the same.

Condolences and prayers to his family and friends. Hopefully they will know how very much we loved him!
Posted by: westminsterdogshow at January 19, 2022 10:16
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Indeed WDS, such a loss. I've teared up oday over somone I never met IRL. God hold OM close and comfort his family and friends.

Now Harry Reid, not so much, good riddance to the crook.

Posted by: Farmer at January 19, 2022 11:58 PM (55Qr6)

485 The horde delivered when we needed.
Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 19, 2022 11:57 PM (SH2Zi)


This is indeed a unique place, is it not?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at January 19, 2022 11:59 PM (hOUT3)

486

Interesting piece up at Zero Hedge: The Last Days of the COVIDian Cult...

Posted by: Zettai at January 19, 2022 11:59 PM (s7nRI)

487 I am in my second day of COVID "quarantine". My mentor at work tested positive for COVID apparently late Monday. On Tuesday, I was in the unique position of being told that I had to go home while I was still healthy. Which I still am. I started in this new job just last week. I can't get tested until Saturday.

Crazy chicken world.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at January 20, 2022 12:00 AM (DnWKq)

488 This is indeed a unique place, is it not?
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft!

Truely.

Posted by: Some Rat at January 20, 2022 12:00 AM (r1z5A)

489
Overeducating midwits is how you get of lot of people stuck on Mt. Stupid.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at January 20, 2022 12:00 AM (Mzdiz)

490 'm sorry. It's none of our business.

Stop.

Posted by: nurse ratched

I agree but I don't think anything was meant by the desire for more information. When confronted with an unexpected death I think our natural inclination is to want answers -- why, how, when, what could have/should have been done etc. I believe it is like a reflex to somehow understand this thing that has no explanation and has caused us grief. Knowing the answers never really helps, but we hope that maybe it will.

Posted by: TecumsehTea at January 20, 2022 12:01 AM (BjGT6)

491 What I really took notice of is that we were the only people in the six-screen theatre. That's not how it was a couple of years ago, but then, what is...
Posted by: Captain Whitebread


Yeah, well, we need to get out and do something. So, FYA.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 20, 2022 12:01 AM (zWpOF)

492 I used to like Berry and respect his opinion. Not now. He's become too full of himself. He's become a legend in his own mind.
Posted by: Gref at January 19, 2022 11:34 PM (AMIL/)

I used to listen to him as well. He lost me forever when he was a vehement and vocal anti-Trumper during the 2016 Primaries. Total asshat superiority complex he showed.

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 20, 2022 12:01 AM (4I/2K)

493 God bless OM's memory. Rest in peace my friend and I ask the Good Lord to bring comfort and succor to your family.

Posted by: LGoPs at January 20, 2022 12:01 AM (iouQb)

494 Nothing wrong with asking about details.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 20, 2022 12:02 AM (FS/ip)

495 Interesting piece up at Zero Hedge:



==

You had me at "Zero Hedge"...

Posted by: runner at January 20, 2022 12:02 AM (V13WU)

496 This is indeed a unique place, is it not?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at January 19, 2022 11:59 PM (hOUT3)

Yes. I can't wait to see my moron friends in person again.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 20, 2022 12:02 AM (SH2Zi)

497 Overeducating midwits is how you get of lot of people stuck on Mt. Stupid.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at January 20, 2022 12:00 AM (Mzdiz)


Not sure "over-educating" is the right term, perhaps "over-indoctrinating"?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at January 20, 2022 12:03 AM (hOUT3)

498 Midvale Institute For Midwits

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 20, 2022 12:03 AM (4I/2K)

499 You had me at "Zero Hedge"...
Posted by: runner at January 20, 2022 12:02 AM (V13WU)
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The comments are a fever swamp that gives fever swamps a bad name...

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at January 20, 2022 12:04 AM (DnWKq)

500 fine, I'll take a look...

Posted by: runner at January 20, 2022 12:04 AM (V13WU)

501 I rode with OM, and I got no complaints.

You are and will be missed.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 20, 2022 12:05 AM (F0YaR)

502
How about "over-credentializing".

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at January 20, 2022 12:05 AM (Mzdiz)

503 Bad Cattitude has redesigned the Google Logo to help that company commemorate Covid

https://tinyurl.com/2p947wjr

Posted by: Kindltot at January 20, 2022 12:06 AM (ZMraq)

504 464 If you are going to worship the law, then you are probably going to worship its judges and cops too.
The joke about it being "lawful good and not lawful perfect" comes to mind.
Posted by: Kindltot at January 19, 2022 11:45 PM (ZMraq)

Which is a horrible idea in a country which (should) demands the citizens subject the law to extreme scrutiny.

Posted by: Cow Demon at January 19, 2022 11:52 PM (CdZ4i)


Michael Berry ridicules any caller to his radio show who says there are too many lawyers in elected offices. He tells them that you can't write good laws unless you have a lawyer's understanding of laws. Maybe so, but not having a law degree didn't stop noted lawmakers from Hammurabi to Our Founders from doing the job pretty danged well. But Berry will nave none of that.

Posted by: Gref at January 20, 2022 12:06 AM (AMIL/)

505 Midwits who have a skill for bluster and bullshit pretty much run everything.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 20, 2022 12:06 AM (II3Gr)

506 Someone died of aids: were they gay
Someone died of lung cancer: did they smoke
Someone died of heart disease: were they fat

No. It isn't what people talk about. All you're doing is politicizing OMs death. I find it offensive.

Fuck off.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 20, 2022 12:07 AM (U2p+3)

507 How many children of color will die in Thule, Greenland tonight because of Manchin ???

Posted by: Ferd Berfall at January 20, 2022 12:07 AM (znWiM)

508 "Multiple degreed, professional wine moms with barren lives."

Posted by: Braenyard at January 20, 2022 12:07 AM (UgT8m)

509 >> Bad Cattitude has redesigned the Google Logo

I saw that. Spot on. El Gato Malo is one of my favorite substackers.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at January 20, 2022 12:07 AM (Mzdiz)

510 https://tinyurl.com/2p947wjr

Posted by: Kindltot at January 20, 2022 12:06 AM



Hah!

Posted by: Zettai at January 20, 2022 12:07 AM (s7nRI)

511 The Future Long Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) program is intended to fly alongside, complement and greatly expand upon the Army's Black Hawk helicopter, with first fielding in the 2030s and fly well into the second half of the 21st century.

https://valorguardians.com/blog/?p=121984

Posted by: SMH at God's mercy at January 20, 2022 12:08 AM (RU4sa)

512 Nothing wrong with asking about details.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 20, 2022 12:02 AM (FS/ip)

Inquiry about details leads to political debate about the information received. Politicizing information about the loss of some rando is one thing, where a community has no attachment to that individual. It is a whole other level of insensitivity and disrespect when the person is someone like Oregon Muse, who deeply meant a lot to a lot of people here. It NEVER stops at inquiry. There is your something wrong with asking about details.

So it is best to not even go there. Save the inquiry and political fight for some other topic.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 20, 2022 12:08 AM (SH2Zi)

513 Hammurabi's laws were codswallop.

Babylonians, pffft.

Posted by: Hittites at January 20, 2022 12:09 AM (VxC1e)

514 the person did not ask to politicize , I do not believe. sometimes a question is just a question

Posted by: runner at January 20, 2022 12:09 AM (V13WU)

515 The Future Long Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) program is intended to fly alongside, complement and greatly expand upon the Army's Black Hawk helicopter, with first fielding in the 2030s and fly well into the second half of the 21st century.

https://valorguardians.com/blog/?p=121984
Posted by: SMH at God's mercy at January 20, 2022 12:08 AM (RU4sa)
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Is it a plasma rifle in the 40 watt range?

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at January 20, 2022 12:09 AM (DnWKq)

516 Well said, flounder.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 20, 2022 12:09 AM (U2p+3)

517 Yes. I can't wait to see my moron friends in person again.
Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 20, 2022 12:02 AM (SH2Zi)


If anything, this is another clue that Horde MoMees are critically important, you might miss your only opportunity to actually meet someone IRL you already "know"!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at January 20, 2022 12:10 AM (hOUT3)

518 Eternal rest grant unto him and let perpetual light shine upon him.
___

Amen.

Posted by: SMH at God's mercy at January 20, 2022 12:10 AM (RU4sa)

519 Is it a plasma rifle in the 40 watt range?
Posted by: Captain Obvious
___

Aircraft.
Not rifle.

Posted by: SMH at God's mercy at January 20, 2022 12:11 AM (RU4sa)

520 If anything, this is another clue that Horde MoMees are critically important, you might miss your only opportunity to actually meet someone IRL you already "know"!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at January 20, 2022 12:10 AM (hOUT3)

Yep, they are. If you have the ability, go.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 20, 2022 12:11 AM (II3Gr)

521 the person did not ask to politicize , I do not believe. sometimes a question is just a question
Posted by: runner at January 20, 2022 12:09 AM (V13WU)


True, but right now, and right here, it takes OM from being someone we cared for to being a statistic to chew over and argue about.

Now it is time to mourn.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 20, 2022 12:12 AM (ZMraq)

522
If anything, this is another clue that Horde MoMees are critically important, you might miss your only opportunity to actually meet someone IRL you already "know"!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar

flounder and I met OM. He was a lovely, gentle man. Don't play politics with his death.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 20, 2022 12:12 AM (U2p+3)

523
The Last Days of the COVIDian Cult...

I wish.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 20, 2022 12:12 AM (63Dwl)

524 the person did not ask to politicize , I do not believe. sometimes a question is just a question

Posted by: runner at January 20, 2022 12:09 AM (V13WU)

The family will share what they want to share when they want to share. Anything more is classless, insensitive gawking, and in this instance, our friend and his family deserve much, much more respect. I will have no part of it.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 20, 2022 12:13 AM (SH2Zi)

525 Kindltot was there as well. I believe Capt Obvious too.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 20, 2022 12:13 AM (U2p+3)

526 I still think the questions were more about understanding the why's and coming to terms with OM's death than about politicizing it. It seems like we can offer comfort and grace and still say, no, let's let those questions go. Some things are just better left alone.

Posted by: TecumsehTea at January 20, 2022 12:13 AM (BjGT6)

527 Posted by: SMH at God's mercy at January 20, 2022 12:08 AM (RU4sa)

Hope it is not the same procurement team that gifted the Navy with the LCS!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at January 20, 2022 12:14 AM (hOUT3)

528 I regret even more missing the 2019 PNW MoMe, now knowing it was my one time to meet OM.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at January 20, 2022 12:14 AM (DnWKq)

529 https://valorguardians.com/blog/?p=121984

Posted by: SMH at God's mercy at January 20, 2022 12:08 AM



The wings are going about faster than the fuselage... A bit helicopter-ish... Looks unsafe...

Posted by: Zettai at January 20, 2022 12:14 AM (s7nRI)

530 Michael Berry ridicules any caller to his radio show who says there are too many lawyers in elected offices. He tells them that you can't write good laws unless you have a lawyer's understanding of laws. Maybe so, but not having a law degree didn't stop noted lawmakers from Hammurabi to Our Founders from doing the job pretty danged well. But Berry will nave none of that.
Posted by: Gref at January 20, 2022 12:06 AM (AMIL/)

I have heard this; he also has a very bad habit of ridiculing people who disagree with him at all. Try calling his show to disagree with him about legalizing pot. "You're stupid." A devastating riposte, no?

Posted by: Cow Demon at January 20, 2022 12:14 AM (CdZ4i)

531 Is it a plasma rifle in the 40 watt range?
Posted by: Captain Obvious
___

Aircraft.
Not rifle.

Posted by: SMH at God's mercy at January 20, 2022 12:11 AM (RU4sa)

Chain plasmotron in 200KW range, then.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 20, 2022 12:14 AM (SH2Zi)

532 https://valorguardians.com/blog/?p=121984
Posted by: SMH at God's mercy
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What's your professional opinion?


Posted by: Braenyard at January 20, 2022 12:15 AM (UgT8m)

533 flounder and I met OM. He was a lovely, gentle man. Don't play politics with his death.
Posted by: nurse ratched at January 20, 2022 12:12 AM (U2p+3)



You were both lucky people!
And yes!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at January 20, 2022 12:15 AM (hOUT3)

534 Dodge Caravan GLH. Who knew?

Posted by: klaftern at January 20, 2022 12:16 AM (taPSh)

535 Michael Berry ridicules any caller to his radio show who says there are too many lawyers in elected offices. He tells them that you can't write good laws unless you have a lawyer's understanding of laws. Maybe so, but not having a law degree didn't stop noted lawmakers from Hammurabi to Our Founders from doing the job pretty danged well. But Berry will nave none of that.
Posted by: Gref at January 20, 2022 12:06 AM (AMIL/)

No offense to our own esteemed legal beagles, in my experience corporate and divorce attorneys are pretty fucking dense when it comes to groking financial statements and financial transactions. Imagine the horror if exclusively CPAs wrote the laws on financial life. Exacting yet useless. Just look at the last decade of FASB rulings.

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 20, 2022 12:16 AM (4I/2K)

536 I wish.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 20, 2022 12:12 AM



The pandemic is coming apart faster than Brazilian plywood in the rain, faster than a Trabi on the Autobahn...

Posted by: Zettai at January 20, 2022 12:16 AM (s7nRI)

537 The idea that you need to be a lawyer to know how to write laws is hilarious. Most lawyers can't write worth a shit, even in a technical sense. They are terrible writers by and large.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at January 20, 2022 12:16 AM (3YVs3)

538 What's your professional opinion?

Posted by: Braenyard
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Don't really have one.

Just another whirlybird as far as I'm concerned.

Posted by: SMH at God's mercy at January 20, 2022 12:16 AM (RU4sa)

539 Is it a plasma rifle in the 40 watt range?
Posted by: Captain Obvious

Just what you see, pal.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 20, 2022 12:17 AM (II3Gr)

540 Posted by: Zettai at January 20, 2022 12:16 AM (s7nRI)

Trabant?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at January 20, 2022 12:17 AM (hOUT3)

541 >> He tells them that you can't write good laws unless you have a lawyer's understanding of laws.

Said lawyers have a done a good job of making "lawyers understanding" become more and more obtuse and arcane to the layman.

The law should be a simple as possible, so any normal person can understand it.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at January 20, 2022 12:17 AM (Mzdiz)

542 The idea that you need to be a lawyer to know how to write laws is hilarious. Most lawyers can't write worth a shit, even in a technical sense. They are terrible writers by and large.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at January 20, 2022 12:16 AM (3YVs3)
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What you need is people who can write a technical specification.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at January 20, 2022 12:18 AM (DnWKq)

543 LCD and Mark and Jordan.
Many others I forget now.

OM and his lovely wife sat with us and ate bbq burgers Mark threw on the grill. Mrs Muse brought amazing guacamole. We played corn hole and lawn darts and croquet and threw a frisbee in the park. We drank some beer and played some music and had a fire.

And We laughed. A lot.

It was a fantastic afternoon.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 20, 2022 12:18 AM (U2p+3)

544 Hope it is not the same procurement team that gifted the Navy with the LCS!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar
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It's the Army.

The Good Idea Fairy strikes it as much as it does the Navy.

Posted by: SMH at God's mercy at January 20, 2022 12:18 AM (RU4sa)

545 Just what you see, pal.
Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 20, 2022 12:17 AM (II3Gr)
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This guy gets it.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at January 20, 2022 12:18 AM (DnWKq)

546 Don't really have one.

Just another whirlybird as far as I'm concerned.
Posted by: SMH at God's mercy


We have orthrocopters in the que now?

Posted by: Some Rat at January 20, 2022 12:18 AM (r1z5A)

547 Let's talk about something unifying - lawyers and how we feel about them.

Posted by: runner at January 20, 2022 12:19 AM (V13WU)

548 Glad you have nice memories, nurse.

Posted by: SMH at God's mercy at January 20, 2022 12:19 AM (RU4sa)

549 Is it a plasma rifle in the 40 watt range?
Posted by: Captain Obvious
Just what you see, pal.
Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 20, 2022 12:17 AM (II3Gr)


The critical issue is does it have belt-fed tire iron dispensing capability?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at January 20, 2022 12:19 AM (hOUT3)

550 Trabant?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at January 20, 2022 12:17 AM



да...

Posted by: Zettai at January 20, 2022 12:19 AM (s7nRI)

551 The family will share what they want to share when they want to share. Anything more is classless, insensitive gawking, and in this instance, our friend and his family deserve much, much more respect. I will have no part of it.
Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 20, 2022 12:13 AM (SH2Zi)

Exactly. Let us not go chasing ambulances.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 20, 2022 12:19 AM (P3gRi)

552 I know we have a lot of lawyers on the blog, maybe some would agree with me.
Lawyers are very good at describing in 2500 words that which could be described in about 30 or 40.
I appreciate lawyers that can take a debate and argue either side of it.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at January 20, 2022 12:20 AM (jTmQV)

553 Much is reused in tech specs. I am sure in other professions. Why reinvent the wheel and all that.

Posted by: runner at January 20, 2022 12:20 AM (V13WU)

554 The critical issue is does it have belt-fed tire iron dispensing capability?
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at January 20, 2022 12:19 AM (hOUT3)
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That's the upgrade that would have been in another movie, had they made more than two Terminator movies.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at January 20, 2022 12:20 AM (DnWKq)

555 The law should be a simple as possible, so any normal person can understand it.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at January 20, 2022 12:17 AM (Mzdiz)


You clearly do not understand the self-perpetuating guild concept!

/s

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at January 20, 2022 12:21 AM (hOUT3)

556 Flounder and nurse ratched. Thank you. You both are the epitome of class in this sad time.

Posted by: LGoPs at January 20, 2022 12:21 AM (iouQb)

557 547 Let's talk about something unifying - lawyers and how we feel about them.
Posted by: runner at January 20, 2022 12:19 AM (V13WU)

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I think of them as the glue that holds society together.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at January 20, 2022 12:21 AM (VxC1e)

558 >> He tells them that you can't write good laws unless you have a lawyer's understanding of laws.


He's a fucking idiot. Everyone knows lobbyists' lawyers write the laws. Chuck Schumer isn't burning the midnight oil with AOCocksucker crafting the perfect legal language to subparagraph (i) of subsection B(3)(e) so as to cure the Republic of the latest government created scourge. Sounds like something a paid stooge would try to get people to believe.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 20, 2022 12:21 AM (SH2Zi)

559 Codicil to Murphy. If a law can be misinterpreted, it will be.

Posted by: Some Rat at January 20, 2022 12:22 AM (r1z5A)

560 547 Let's talk about something unifying - lawyers and how we feel about them.
Posted by: runner at January 20, 2022 12:19 AM (V13WU)

Knock yourselves out. I'm done trying to defend even myself.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 20, 2022 12:22 AM (II3Gr)

561 547 Let's talk about something unifying - lawyers and how we feel about them.
Posted by: runner at January 20, 2022 12:19 AM (V13WU)

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I think of them as the glue that holds society together.


Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at January 20, 2022 12:21 AM (VxC1e)

Glue is quite useful!

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 20, 2022 12:22 AM (4I/2K)

562 OMG I did a "ready for my closeup, Mr. DeMille" meme for Pelosi a decade ago and now she has literally become it.

tinyurl.com/2j5rbcvc
tinyurl.com/mpxk6rva

Posted by: ... at January 20, 2022 12:22 AM (/9mpK)

563 I think of them as the glue that holds society together.


Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at January 20, 2022 12:21 AM (VxC1e)

Ah, yes. Most impartial opinion.

Posted by: runner at January 20, 2022 12:23 AM (V13WU)

564 The idea that you need to be a lawyer to know how to write laws is hilarious. Most lawyers can't write worth a shit, even in a technical sense. They are terrible writers by and large.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at January 20, 2022 12:16 AM (3YVs3)


A great deal of the administrative rules and a fair amount of the actual proposals for laws are written by committees in state agencies.
An email goes around to "please send your legislative proposals to your manager" (in Oregon it depends on the agency how far down those proposals are elicited, and then how far down the review process goes)

The quality of the rules depends on who is proofing it, though they generally also get looked at by the Department of Justice to make sure they pass legal muster.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 20, 2022 12:23 AM (ZMraq)

565 559 Codicil to Murphy. If a law can be misinterpreted, it will be.
Posted by: Some Rat at January 20, 2022 12:22 AM (r1z5A)


And more lawyers will be required to reinterpret it!
See how that works?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at January 20, 2022 12:23 AM (hOUT3)

566 I think of them as the glue that holds society together.


In hatred and disdain, of course.

Posted by: LGoPs at January 20, 2022 12:24 AM (iouQb)

567 Farmer......love you dude!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at January 20, 2022 12:24 AM (/UQ/R)

568 I think of them as the glue that holds society together.


Posted by: Cicero
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Yep, all those lawyers in Congress are really holding things together.

Posted by: SMH at God's mercy at January 20, 2022 12:24 AM (RU4sa)

569 ----------I think of them as the glue that holds society together.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at January 20, 2022 12:21 AM (VxC1e)
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Sticks to anything that comes close, stinks up the place, more interested in closing the deal than the client?

Posted by: Braenyard at January 20, 2022 12:24 AM (UgT8m)

570 Glue is quite useful!
Posted by: Count de Monet at January 20, 2022 12:22 AM (4I/2K)
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Bluecher!

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at January 20, 2022 12:24 AM (DnWKq)

571 Glue is quite useful!
Posted by: Count de Monet

Frau Blucher!

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 20, 2022 12:24 AM (U2p+3)

572 Damn MH.
Was sipping a final goodbye to OM and played that song. That is the same song my best friend and I have agreed to sing at the others funeral. We both suck but a bottle of 21 year Redbreast is on the line.
Damn. Hard to write now.
Till Fiddler's Green.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 20, 2022 12:24 AM (axyOa)

573

I'd read that the ceiling in the Senate Chamber was recently raised several inches to accommodate Pelosi's eyebrows...

Posted by: Zettai at January 20, 2022 12:25 AM (s7nRI)

574 Neither do you want my fellow CPAs running the world. It's better we stay in our own lane, looking at our own shoes.

Except Bob Newhart, who escaped the clutches of the then Big 8 and found success as a comedian.

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 20, 2022 12:25 AM (4I/2K)

575 Nice tribute to OMuse, MisHum. Thank you. I am so very sad.
Posted by: bluebell

Seconded !

Posted by: JT at January 20, 2022 12:25 AM (arJlL)

576 Lies are the glue that hold society together.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 20, 2022 12:25 AM (II3Gr)

577 Knock yourselves out. I'm done trying to defend even myself.
Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 20, 2022 12:22 AM (II3Gr)


Dayum, that almost sounds like an honest lawyer talking.

Nah, that can't be right!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at January 20, 2022 12:25 AM (hOUT3)

578 Insom, you're a unicorn.

A good lawyer.

Posted by: SMH at God's mercy at January 20, 2022 12:25 AM (RU4sa)

579 >>>Lawyers are very good at describing in 2500 words that which could be described in about 30 or 40.

The 30 or 40 words are the bar tab. The other 2460+ words are the kids' tuition.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 20, 2022 12:25 AM (SH2Zi)

580 I'd read that the ceiling in the Senate Chamber was recently raised several inches to accommodate Pelosi's eyebrows...
Posted by: Zettai at January 20, 2022 12:25 AM (s7nRI)

true story , saw pics of scafolding

Posted by: runner at January 20, 2022 12:26 AM (V13WU)

581
Lies are the glue that hold society together.
Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 20, 2022 12:25 AM (II3Gr)


I take it (577) back Insom!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at January 20, 2022 12:26 AM (hOUT3)

582 Said lawyers have a done a good job of making "lawyers understanding" become more and more obtuse and arcane to the layman.

The law should be a simple as possible, so any normal person can understand it.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at January 20, 2022 12:17 AM (Mzdiz)

Lawyers writing laws amounts to a conflcit of interest. I would forbid lawyers from running for elected office if currently practicing. Maybe ten years after they leave the bar and take honest work.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 20, 2022 12:26 AM (P3gRi)

583 scaffolding ..

Posted by: runner at January 20, 2022 12:26 AM (V13WU)

584 Insom, you're a unicorn.

A good lawyer.

Posted by: SMH at God's mercy at January 20, 2022 12:25 AM (RU4sa)

Lies are the glue that hold society together.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 20, 2022 12:25 AM (II3Gr)

Damn!

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 20, 2022 12:26 AM (SH2Zi)

585 Michael Berry ridicules any caller to his radio show who says there are too many lawyers in elected offices. He tells them that you can't write good laws unless you have a lawyer's understanding of laws. Maybe so, but not having a law degree didn't stop noted lawmakers from Hammurabi to Our Founders from doing the job pretty danged well. But Berry will nave none of that.
Posted by: Gref at January 20, 2022 12:06 AM (AMIL/)

No offense to our own esteemed legal beagles, in my experience corporate and divorce attorneys are pretty fucking dense when it comes to groking financial statements and financial transactions. Imagine the horror if exclusively CPAs wrote the laws on financial life. Exacting yet useless. Just look at the last decade of FASB rulings.
Posted by: Count de Monet at January 20, 2022 12:16 AM (4I/2K)

Even if you accept the premise that lawyers are needed to write the law, that doesn't mean they have to create the law and its goals. In armies, you have officers to determine what to do and NCOs to carry out the orders. Such a thing could be done if the technical knowledge of lawyers is needed to move from concept to implementation.

Posted by: Oldcat at January 20, 2022 12:27 AM (EJbIh)

586 579 >>>Lawyers are very good at describing in 2500 words that which could be described in about 30 or 40.

The 30 or 40 words are the bar tab. The other 2460+ words are the kids' tuition.
Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 20, 2022 12:25 AM (SH2Zi)

Part of being a good lawyer is determining whether 30-40 words or 2500 words are necessary. Sometimes brevity is NOT the way to go, sometimes it is.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 20, 2022 12:27 AM (II3Gr)

587 Crafting statutes does not require a lawyer but does require a thorough knowledge of legal language and how that language is likely to be interpreted by judges, lawyers, and the public. There are certain terms of art and precedents that must be mastered and then how this particular law fits into and perhaps revises or extends existing law.

More or less, lawmakers leave that task to specialized technicians on legislative staff and often interest groups do actually participate in providing drafts of sections or even whole bills.

Posted by: whig at January 20, 2022 12:28 AM (dCGWj)

588 Been reading this blog since I was fresh out of high school.. 15..16..17 years ago?? Having grown up in Oregon and still here.. OM was a great comfort to know were not alone in this insane asylum of a state. Always read and enjoyed his posts. If theres a memorial I would love to go.

Posted by: KarlHungus at January 20, 2022 12:28 AM (MhCcX)

589 Lawyers are very good at describing in 2500 words that which could be described in about 30 or 40.

The 30 or 40 words are the bar tab. The other 2460+ words are the kids' tuition.
Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 20, 2022 12:25 AM (SH2Zi)

Pay them by the law rather than by the hour or word.

Penalties if they leave loopholes in the law, reward if none are found.

Posted by: Oldcat at January 20, 2022 12:28 AM (EJbIh)

590 The 30 or 40 words are the bar tab. The other 2460+ words are the kids' tuition.
Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 20, 2022 12:25 AM (SH2Zi)
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Billable hours.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at January 20, 2022 12:28 AM (DnWKq)

591 581
Lies are the glue that hold society together.
Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 20, 2022 12:25 AM (II3Gr)

I take it (577) back Insom!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at January 20, 2022 12:26 AM (hOUT3)

Dr. Doofenschmirtz quote.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 20, 2022 12:28 AM (II3Gr)

592 What was it that Shakespeare said about lawyers? I recall it being pretty freaking profound.

Posted by: LGoPs at January 20, 2022 12:29 AM (iouQb)

593 What was it that Shakespeare said about lawyers? I recall it being pretty freaking profound.
Posted by: LGoPs at January 20, 2022 12:29 AM (iouQb)

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And always quoted out of context.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at January 20, 2022 12:29 AM (VxC1e)

594 Hey... anyone know why Democrats refer to January 6th as terrorism and not a "man caused disaster"?

Posted by: ... at January 20, 2022 12:29 AM (/9mpK)

595 More or less, lawmakers leave that task to specialized technicians on legislative staff and often interest groups do actually participate in providing drafts of sections or even whole bills.
Posted by: whig


If it weren't for staff, our current laws would be written in crayon.

Posted by: Some Rat at January 20, 2022 12:30 AM (r1z5A)

596 Lies are the glue that hold society together.

Posted by: Insomniac
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As a lawyer friend of mine is fond of saying, 'Hypocrisy is the vaseline of social intercourse'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 20, 2022 12:30 AM (L47aO)

597 What was it that Shakespeare said about lawyers? I recall it being pretty freaking profound.
Posted by: LGoPs at January 20, 2022 12:29 AM (iouQb)

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And always quoted out of context.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at January 20, 2022 12:29 AM (VxC1e)
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Henry VI, Part II. Dick the Butcher

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at January 20, 2022 12:31 AM (DnWKq)

598 Shakespeare.....was a made up person....

Posted by: runner at January 20, 2022 12:31 AM (V13WU)

599 "Does the American public really want to handcuff the federal government..."

To a jersey barrier dropped into blue-water ocean.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at January 20, 2022 12:31 AM (g2gIz)

600 594 Hey... anyone know why Democrats refer to January 6th as terrorism and not a "man caused disaster"?
Posted by: ... at January 20, 2022 12:29 AM (/9mpK)


Or a result of climate change?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at January 20, 2022 12:31 AM (hOUT3)

601 As a lawyer friend of mine is fond of saying, 'Hypocrisy is the vaseline of social intercourse'.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 20, 2022 12:30 AM (L47aO)
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Ugh. Go the the K-Y jelly. It's water soluble.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at January 20, 2022 12:31 AM (DnWKq)

602 If anything, this is another clue that Horde MoMees are critically important, you might miss your only opportunity to actually meet someone IRL you already "know"!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at January 20, 2022 12:10 AM

Yep, they are. If you have the ability, go.
Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 20, 2022 12:11
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Yes indeed, one day a few yrs ago there was a WIMoMee that the cheeseheads allowed me to attend, as a Flatlander.

Small group but I met Chavez and his Mrs, Donna &&& and a yet undiscoved cogblogger at the time MisHim and his bride. Way too much fun, as was the Vegas Momee.
I just regret I never got to meet OM IRL

He is now at peace w/ his Lord, but he is sincerely missed here.

Posted by: Farmer at January 20, 2022 12:32 AM (55Qr6)

603 If it weren't for staff, our current laws would be written in crayon.
Posted by: Some Rat at January 20, 2022 12:30 AM (r1z5A)


And on ONE page!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at January 20, 2022 12:32 AM (hOUT3)

604 Hey... anyone know why Democrats refer to January 6th as terrorism and not a "man caused disaster"?


Or a 'kinetic action' for that matter.

Posted by: LGoPs at January 20, 2022 12:33 AM (iouQb)

605 One doesn't go to a lawyer unless he is in need. One lawyer burning one client creates exponential ill will.

This society can not make it without lawyers.

Posted by: Braenyard at January 20, 2022 12:33 AM (UgT8m)

606 As a lawyer friend of mine is fond of saying, 'Hypocrisy is the vaseline of social intercourse'.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 20, 2022 12:30 AM (L47aO)
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Ugh. Go the the K-Y jelly. It's water soluble.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at January 20, 2022 12:31 AM (DnWKq)

Coconut Oil. Long lasting. A little dab'll do ya.

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 20, 2022 12:33 AM (4I/2K)

607 All Hail Eris, If you would accept the book thread task I can think of no one better.
Posted by: Ben Had

Concur !

Posted by: JT at January 20, 2022 12:33 AM (arJlL)

608 Ugh. Go the the K-Y jelly. It's water soluble.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at January 20, 2022 12:31 AM (DnWKq)

Dirt is water soluble and environmentally friendly.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 20, 2022 12:33 AM (SH2Zi)

609 Hey... anyone know why Democrats refer to January 6th as terrorism
Posted by: ...

In typical gaslighting form, they are right, just not in the way claimed...

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at January 20, 2022 12:33 AM (g2gIz)

610 {{{{nurse}}}} I love you!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at January 20, 2022 12:34 AM (/UQ/R)

611 Coconut Oil. Long lasting. A little dab'll do ya.

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 20, 2022 12:33 AM (4I/2K)

And it gets the 'ettes revved up like nobody's business.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 20, 2022 12:34 AM (SH2Zi)

612 Dirt is water soluble and environmentally friendly.
Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 20, 2022 12:33 AM (SH2Zi)
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The newlyweds: It's okay, honey, let me rub some dirt on it...

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at January 20, 2022 12:35 AM (DnWKq)

613 I love you too, WDS.

It's been a rough day.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 20, 2022 12:35 AM (U2p+3)

614 If it weren't for staff, our current laws would be written in crayon.
Posted by: Some Rat

I would agree. Actually writing statutes is a pretty interesting task as part of that task is a thorough research of how the courts have interpreted that language. For example, citizen arrest statute at issue in the Arberry case was written post Civil War and the trial court issued muddled instructions to the jury on that law which may cause a retrial upon appeal. The reason is that judges and lawyers are concerned primarily with the law as it is today and often read past statutes in that light.

But, Georgia in particular, requires originalism in interpretation of its statutes so higher courts are going to see if the instructions given to the jury in that trial were inaccurate in light of the terms of art used by legislators in the 1870's.

Posted by: whig at January 20, 2022 12:35 AM (dCGWj)

615 I'm looking forward to the NoVaMome this summer. I have the water guns. And, of course, the TxMoMe a month or two after that. I'll probably drive to Texas for that one.

Posted by: Theodore at January 20, 2022 12:35 AM (GJnvT)

616 Doofenshmirtz - Lies

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-xedx1AeYRc

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 20, 2022 12:36 AM (II3Gr)

617 Rekieta Law is live now saying he's under attack by another site Law and Crime. Roasting underway.

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 20, 2022 12:37 AM (4I/2K)

618 It's been a rough day.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 20, 2022 12:35 AM (U2p+3)

Read the rest of the thread with people's thoughts and prayers for Oregon Muse and family.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 20, 2022 12:38 AM (SH2Zi)

619 Posted by: whig

MoMe discussion material. Just not enough space or time here!

Posted by: Some Rat at January 20, 2022 12:38 AM (r1z5A)

620
Just saw this. Yosemite Alec Baldwin is being sued for defamation by the family of Rylee McCollum, one the Marines killed in the botched A-stan pullout.

Baldwin has sent the family a check, but went apeshit when he saw a photo of one of them at Jan. 6 or something. Called them insurrectionists. Family members got tons of abuse after Baldwin shitposted about them.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at January 20, 2022 12:38 AM (Mzdiz)

621
Lawyers writing laws amounts to a conflcit of interest.

It's like doctors creating new diseases.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 20, 2022 12:38 AM (63Dwl)

622 619 Agreed.

Posted by: whig at January 20, 2022 12:39 AM (dCGWj)

623 I'm out. Goodnight.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 20, 2022 12:40 AM (II3Gr)

624 Syracuse, N.Y., Jan. 19, 2022 -- She'd heard rumors that the guy at the party had a history of problematic behavior toward women.


Woke female effected by woke speech rules.

I have no problem with that.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at January 20, 2022 12:40 AM (7F9te)

625 A doctor, an architect and a lawyer got into a friendly argument about whose profession was the oldest.

The doctor argued, "In Genesis, the Lord God removed Adam's rib in order to create Eve. Clearly, this is a surgical operation, making my profession the oldest."

The architect opined, "On the first day, God created the universe out of chaos. This is clearly an architectural function, therefore, architecture is the oldest."

The lawyer purred, "Ah, but who created the chaos?"

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at January 20, 2022 12:40 AM (DnWKq)

626 450 I think I'm stuck in the Valley of Despair.
Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 19, 2022 11:47 PM (II3Gr)

at the bottom of the Valley is the Slough of Despond. Try to stay away from that part.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 20, 2022 12:41 AM (evAgx)

627 "It's like doctors creating new diseases."

Don't knock it, it's worked out very well for me!

Posted by: Fauxi at January 20, 2022 12:41 AM (jTmQV)

628 at the bottom of the Valley is the Slough of Despond. Try to stay away from that part.
Posted by: Tom Servo


Tar pits of ennui are right out.

Posted by: Some Rat at January 20, 2022 12:43 AM (r1z5A)

629 Wow, I just got a look at the Dutch activist on Tucker's show last night.
I'll be in my bunk...

Posted by: gourmand du jour at January 20, 2022 12:43 AM (jTmQV)

630 The lawyer purred, "Ah, but who created the chaos?"
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at January 20, 2022 12:40 AM (DnWKq)

I'm dead.

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 20, 2022 12:43 AM (4I/2K)

631 Billable hours.

Counterintuitively, the opposite is kinda true. Any lawyer can jot off a 10-page motion. Taking a 10-page motion and editing it down to 5 pages while still expressing everything necessary and being persuasive is challenge though. It's very time-consuming to write concise, effective legal prose. So, as odd as it may seem, less written work product may cost more. I spend a lot of time and effort trying to say as much or more in fewer words
in my day job.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at January 20, 2022 12:45 AM (3YVs3)

632 Tar pits of ennui are right out.
Posted by: Some Rat at January 20, 2022 12:43 AM (r1z5A)
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REpfGo4-jGA

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at January 20, 2022 12:46 AM (DnWKq)

633 Hrothgar out!

Rest in peace Oregon Muse.
Blessing on your family as they mourn the loss of a fine man!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at January 20, 2022 12:46 AM (hOUT3)

634 Thank you, flounder. I've been there a couple times today.

It's inspiring.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 20, 2022 12:47 AM (U2p+3)

635 361 A clean minivan is a rare thing. Ours is nasty.

There isn't a good track record of predicting what will be "cool" in the future by the collector car "experts". Back in the 70s, wagons were minivans. Now they are bucks. Alao, the influential types are usually people in their 50s, who always value the cars they wanted as teens but couldn't afford. In the 80s and back, only 1948 and earlier cars were "real collector cars". Muscle cars had all the desirability to them of 01 Civics with a loud exhaust, a big spoiler and funky little wheels have to collectors today. Also, except for very special cars, the value doesn't climb as much for the cars many saved. The value is high on the cars that got used up due to rarity. Old minivans are scarce now. And generational values change. In the 80s and back only two door cars were "cool". Now I will see on car sites where people in their 20s and 30s will see a mint two door something and say "too bad it's not a four door".

Posted by: Azjaeger at January 20, 2022 12:48 AM (3/XaG)

636 bottom of the Valley is the Slough of Despond. Try to stay away from that part.
Posted by: Tom Servo
Tar pits of ennui are right out.
Posted by: Some Rat

The local minimum of malaise

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at January 20, 2022 12:49 AM (g2gIz)

637 Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at January 20, 2022 12:45 AM (3YVs3)
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As (I believe) Mark Twain wrote to a friend, "I am sorry that this letter is so long. I didn't have enough time to make it shorter."

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at January 20, 2022 12:49 AM (DnWKq)

638 132 124 All Hail Eris, If you would accept the book thread task I can think of no one better.
Posted by: Ben Had at January 19, 2022 10:25 PM (yhdMF)

Spot on BH!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at January 19, 2022 10:27 PM (hOUT3)

I absolutely agree. All here say aye?
Posted by: Moki

EYE !

Posted by: JT at January 20, 2022 12:50 AM (arJlL)

639 The local minimum of malaise

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at January 20, 2022 12:49 AM (g2gIz)

It creeps up on you.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 20, 2022 12:51 AM (SH2Zi)

640 I absolutely agree. All here say aye?
Posted by: Moki

EYE !
Posted by: JT at January 20, 2022 12:50 AM (arJlL)
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I!

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at January 20, 2022 12:51 AM (DnWKq)

641 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REpfGo4-jGA
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea


LOL!!! WTFWT???

Posted by: Some Rat at January 20, 2022 12:52 AM (r1z5A)

642 Dolly Parton is 76 today.

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 20, 2022 12:52 AM (4I/2K)

643 Cleveland Clinic, which has 19 hospitals, was among the health care systems that announced this month that it would pause its vaccination policy.

HCA Healthcare Inc., which has 183 hospitals in 20 states, made the same decision

Amtrak announced Tuesday that it is suspending its employee mandate

Posted by: Braenyard at January 20, 2022 12:53 AM (UgT8m)

644 No. Nononono... OregonMuse? I'm heartbroken to hear this. He wrote some of the absolute best things here, just recently in fact. Just this past November, he wrote this post, detailing his awakening to the notion that law enforcement agencies, as agents of the state, are being weaponized against conservatives, and the power and trust we put in them for so long is being used against us.

https://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=396526

I still think about that post all the time. I think it's smart, and I think it hit the nail on the head. OregonMuse really seemed to mirror my own take on conservatism, and I'm just so sad to hear that he's gone. We need more like him.

Goodbye, OM. You were one of my favorite writers here. I hope you are resting peacefully tonight. I hope the world around us seems brighter to you up there than it does to us right now.

Posted by: Caiwyn at January 20, 2022 12:54 AM (+dHQK)

645 Cleveland Clinic, which has 19 hospitals, was among the health care systems that announced this month that it would pause its vaccination policy.

HCA Healthcare Inc., which has 183 hospitals in 20 states, made the same decision

Amtrak announced Tuesday that it is suspending its employee mandate

Posted by: Braenyard at January 20, 2022 12:53 AM (UgT8m)

Preference cascade?

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 20, 2022 12:54 AM (SH2Zi)

646 ...the Senate Chamber was recently raised several inches to accommodate Pelosi's eyebrows...

Posted by: Zettai at January 20, 2022 12:25 AM



Oops, I meant House Chamber...

Posted by: Zettai at January 20, 2022 12:54 AM (s7nRI)

647 LOL!!! WTFWT???
Posted by: Some Rat at January 20, 2022 12:52 AM (r1z5A)
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A goofy song, originally by Felix Figueroa. If you grew up in Los Angeles, you'd know all the streets referenced.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at January 20, 2022 12:54 AM (DnWKq)

648 Dolly Parton is 76 today.
Posted by: Count de Monet


We're all aware of her bra size.

Posted by: Some Rat at January 20, 2022 12:55 AM (r1z5A)

649 Don't know what the High School Side (the House) does, though probably similar, but in the Senate, there's a substantial Legislative Counsel office, available to all, that helps put things ideas into legislative language.

Now as whig would know better, it depends quite a bit on the area you're talking about. Amendments to tax law and several other areas might be extremely complicated to do correctly, taking into account all prior legislation, plus prior judicial actions. Attempting to attach "understandings" or other caveats to instruments of ratification for treaties, a whole nuther universe involving State and others.

But in some areas, where it's pretty much just policy questions, after a short while you get to the point where you just go to leg counsel to check your work, not to put ideas into words or debug it.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 20, 2022 12:56 AM (OTzUX)

650 Oops, I meant House Chamber...
Posted by: Zettai at January 20, 2022 12:54 AM (s7nRI)

Happens all the time. No worries.

Posted by: Tailgunner Joe, Not HUAC at January 20, 2022 12:57 AM (4I/2K)

651 641 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REpfGo4-jGA
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea
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Paco's got his own thing going.

Posted by: Braenyard at January 20, 2022 12:57 AM (UgT8m)

652

Did Dolly turn out to be a major asshole or what?!

Posted by: Zettai at January 20, 2022 12:57 AM (s7nRI)

653 Well, damn. I was perusing the "free stuff" ads on Craigslist, looking for a washing machine, and what do I find? Not one, but two 1965 Seeburg jukeboxes, on the curb, haul them away. Ad was up 8 hours, bet they are gone now.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 20, 2022 12:58 AM (P3gRi)

654 I dunno, AOP... jukeboxes might still be there. Kids these days dgf about anything that isn't new and shiny

Posted by: JQ at January 20, 2022 01:00 AM (dB4Iz)

655 Not one, but two 1965 Seeburg jukeboxes, on the curb, haul them away. Ad was up 8 hours, bet they are gone now.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 20, 2022 12:58 AM (P3gRi)

Yikes. Just thinking about sourcing parts for a refurb gives me night sweats. I've had marriages that required less commitment. Cool if you could swing it, though.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 20, 2022 01:01 AM (SH2Zi)

656 Preference cascade?
Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner
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People have been saying it's coming. I think as soon as corporate realizes that they have been burning their bread and butter they will come around.

Posted by: Braenyard at January 20, 2022 01:01 AM (UgT8m)

657 I dunno, AOP... jukeboxes might still be there. Kids these days dgf about anything that isn't new and shiny
Posted by: JQ at January 20, 2022 01:00 AM (dB4Iz)

Well, I will check in the morning. They are in Gilbert, which isn't all that far from here.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 20, 2022 01:02 AM (P3gRi)

658 Yikes. Just thinking about sourcing parts for a refurb gives me night sweats. I've had marriages that required less commitment. Cool if you could swing it, though.
Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 20, 2022 01:01 AM (SH2Zi)

Ad claims one works, other for parts.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 20, 2022 01:02 AM (P3gRi)

659 People have been saying it's coming. I think as soon as corporate realizes that they have been burning their bread and butter they will come around.

Posted by: Braenyard at January 20, 2022 01:01 AM (UgT8m)

Agreed. It was half joking. This feels like the beginning of the beginning, however. I am surprised that more professional orgs have not stood up to the mandates.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 20, 2022 01:03 AM (SH2Zi)

660 Fairly surprised by S'bucks' vax policy change. Will assume it was 105% driven by liability hedging. That company surely is among the most idiotic in their "social" and political posturing and stunt-pulling. I recall back in the endless flat-ish poor employment economy under the affirmative action retard, they had some (short-lived) thing about jobs - besides the hiring veterans thing, can't even remember details, but it was stupid.

Much worse was a few years later, their infamous "let's talk about racism" idiocy. WTF? No, let's not talk about something you know nothing about, is not an important social issue, and is irrelevant to making a triple soy mocha latte thinggy. I made a point of bringing that one up with some employees the next few times I was in one of those places - 3 for 3, they were puzzled/didn't really get the memo, but had heard about it, or rolled their eyes and sort of apologized about it. Of course it was s**t-canned almost instantly.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 20, 2022 01:03 AM (OTzUX)

661 'Night, all.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 20, 2022 01:05 AM (SH2Zi)

662 I'm not a lawyer, so I can't make this longer for extra billable hours.

I've not typed much today, but been here all the while.

The sads, I'll get over in time. But not tonight, I think. I think I've got an hour's worth more of bourbon to sip, and then I'll see if the warm embrace of sleep might accept my petition. Meanwhile, I've got rain and lightning and thunder outside to accompany the sadness and ennui.

Love to you all, Horde.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 20, 2022 01:08 AM (QzJWU)

663 657 I dunno, AOP... jukeboxes might still be there. Kids these days dgf about anything that isn't new and shiny
Posted by: JQ
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Have a dining room suite appraised at over 3k
Tried to give it to folks at the church whose house had burned down - Nah. The secretary put it on some
help forum they participate in - Nah.

There's not a furniture consignment place within forty miles. And Salvation Army and Purple Heart can KMA

Posted by: Braenyard at January 20, 2022 01:08 AM (UgT8m)

664 Wow, Braenyard. Just wow.

Ebay?

Posted by: JQ at January 20, 2022 01:11 AM (dB4Iz)

665 615 I'm looking forward to the NoVaMome this summer. I have the water guns. And, of course, the TxMoMe a month or two after that. I'll probably drive to Texas for that one.
Posted by: Theodore at January 20, 2022 12:35 AM (GJnvT)

AKMOME in the sidebar. The left sidebar.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at January 20, 2022 01:12 AM (eKvjl)

666 Just a guess, but my wager is that Starbucks changed policy because barista is a low-skill, low-prestige job that no employee or potential employee is invested in, so the vaccine mandate was probably making it hard to hire and retain people, much like fast-food restaurants. Mandates have a lot of credentialed career people over a barrel, but one can walk away from retail and customer service jobs much more easily.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at January 20, 2022 01:12 AM (3YVs3)

667 There's not a furniture consignment place within forty miles. And Salvation Army and Purple Heart can KMA
Posted by: Braenyard at January 20, 2022 01:08 AM (UgT8m)

Call St. Vincent de Paul. They usually pick up.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at January 20, 2022 01:13 AM (eKvjl)

668 Goodness! I just bracketed the coveted 666 spot. Guess I wasn't paying attention. Always makes me think of Rum at Disneyland.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at January 20, 2022 01:14 AM (eKvjl)

669 Call St. Vincent de Paul. They usually pick up.
Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief
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Thanks, they'll probably see to it that it gets a good home.

Posted by: Braenyard at January 20, 2022 01:15 AM (UgT8m)

670 Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls
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Oh, for sure. However Cleveland Clinic System with 18 and HCA Healthcare with 183 hospitals in 20 states are big boys on the block.

Posted by: Braenyard at January 20, 2022 01:21 AM (UgT8m)

671 Good point, bear. I do wonder though about the liability calculus here. Companies must be looking at this aspect as they consider what they're going to do.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 20, 2022 01:22 AM (OTzUX)

672 Maybe the West Coast will check in to round out the evening, it's been a long day. zzzzzzzzzzz

Posted by: Braenyard at January 20, 2022 01:23 AM (UgT8m)

673 Good night, all. I'll leave you with this, a lovely little tune I discovered a few months ago.

https://youtu.be/2Ly3ecpum6A

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at January 20, 2022 01:24 AM (DnWKq)

674 First Tami, then OM. 2022 sucks.

Posted by: Turn Two at January 20, 2022 01:27 AM (CoAjq)

675 S'bucks is pipeline to the tat parlor. And the "fell face first second and third into the tackle box" school of piercings.

'Round here, anyway. Modernish times.

Posted by: klaftern at January 20, 2022 01:31 AM (taPSh)

676 Big Brother is watching you.

https: //appleinsider.com/articles/22/01/20/irs-will- soon-demand-video-selfies-for-online-user- identification

(Remove spaces as appropriate)
"Users planning to file their taxes or check their tax payment history will soon be required to provide extensive documentation to a third-party company, including shots of utility bills and a video selfie.

Starting this summer, the IRS will require new and existing users to set up an ID.me account to file taxes, access tax records, create or view tax records, and more."

Posted by: raoul ortega at January 20, 2022 01:33 AM (OafoN)

677 Starting this summer, the IRS will require new and existing users to set up an ID.me account to file taxes, access tax records, create or view tax records, and more."

Posted by: raoul ortega at January 20, 2022 01:33 AM (OafoN)

What manner of fuckery is this?

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 20, 2022 01:36 AM (4I/2K)

678 RIP Oregon Muse, one of many fine writers on this site.

Also, give fried Bologna a try sometime, actually quite good.

Posted by: Just G at January 20, 2022 01:37 AM (Y+lix)

679 Oh, for sure. However Cleveland Clinic System with 18 and HCA Healthcare with 183 hospitals in 20 states are big boys on the block.

Not a bad point at all. Though we've also seen stories about a significant enough number of hospital staff decamping that foreign workers or other scabs had to be brought in in places. Of course, I've idea what the bottom-line numbers look like. Might if we had a profession that was dedicated reporting the news full time.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at January 20, 2022 01:39 AM (3YVs3)

680 Train Top Koreans!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar

Stove Top Stuffing brought to you by Train Top Koreans.
Try the kimchi flavored!

Posted by: SFGoth at January 20, 2022 01:40 AM (KAi1n)

681 How old was Oregon Muse, I'm just curious. I never know the ages of anyone on here.

He had such an impact on this site, I wish I could have met him, known him. I'm really sad.

Posted by: Colonel Travis at January 20, 2022 01:43 AM (eKhRG)

682 RIP OM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZ_2Xbvb0rQ

Posted by: Lurking Cynic at January 20, 2022 01:43 AM (RS9ZG)

683 Well, I got the Jeep insured yesterday, and got a temporary tag. Took it through the emissions test today, and it passed, which means there are no stored codes in the ECM.

Lots of electrical gremlins, most of which are probably due to bad grounds.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 20, 2022 01:43 AM (P3gRi)

684 The worst thing was when your mom made you wear last years jeans and you grew two inches.

Floods.
Posted by: AlaBAMA

Grew two inches in a year? I wish.... Well, I used to until I started flying. I wouldn't mind being on the other side of just under 5'8", but the older I get, the less it matters. It's also easier from a nerve and vascular standpoint.

Posted by: SFGoth at January 20, 2022 01:44 AM (KAi1n)

685 In terms of civil suit liability or worker's comp, I have no idea what employers are thinking. To be a fly on the wall. But I did product liability defense for pharma companies for a decade; I do not envy plaintiffs' lawyers trying to prove medical causation with respect to the vaccine in most US jurisdictions, especially given how bad the available data is.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at January 20, 2022 01:46 AM (3YVs3)

686 I really enjoy interpreting complex statutes that need reconciling with other complex statutes. (No sarc tag.) I know how to find and read legislative history, how other courts have handled similar issues, and it's just a fun way to get paid (particularly if I'm right).

Posted by: SFGoth at January 20, 2022 01:49 AM (KAi1n)

687 Well, off to the snoozer to me. We will all miss Oregon Muse. A very sad day for the Horde, and for his family.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 20, 2022 02:00 AM (P3gRi)

688 Fountain of Lamneth - Rush

https://youtu.be/4mC7j-fxqfs

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 20, 2022 02:00 AM (SH2Zi)

689 Oregon Muse: Rest in peace, Sir. May God welcome you into Heaven, and may you find an eternity of happiness reading in His library collection.


Posted by: Grumpy and Recalcitrant at January 20, 2022 02:02 AM (nRMeC)

690
Ooooh boy: genetic sequences present in the Covid virus have been found in Moderna patents from 2018.

Reading up on this now. This is a smoking gun, with shell casings, fingerprints and DNA all over it. Yep, it was created in a lab. And Moderna was involved with it.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at January 20, 2022 02:06 AM (Mzdiz)

691 681 How old was Oregon Muse, I'm just curious. I never know the ages of anyone on here.

He had such an impact on this site, I wish I could have met him, known him. I'm really sad.
Posted by: Colonel Travis at January 20, 2022 01:43 AM (eKhRG)

Someone guessed mid 60s as he was messing around with signing up for medicare

Posted by: a dude in MI at January 20, 2022 02:09 AM (+I6Y/)

692 Ooooh boy: genetic sequences present in the Covid virus have been found in Moderna patents from 2018.

Reading up on this now. This is a smoking gun, with shell casings, fingerprints and DNA all over it. Yep, it was created in a lab. And Moderna was involved with it.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at January 20, 2022 02:06 AM (Mzdiz)

Saw that this morning and just getting through it.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 20, 2022 02:17 AM (SH2Zi)

693 Rekieta got a cease and desist letter from Law and Crime,claiming he is violating copyright.

Might be a topic ace can cover if he wants.

Rekieta read the letter and is calling them fucking pussies on his late night Livestream now.

LOL

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 20, 2022 02:18 AM (ufFY8)

694 Rekieta is putting on a Tour de Force of a Fair Use clinic.

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 20, 2022 02:26 AM (4I/2K)

695
Yep, "S. Bancel" (Moderna CEO) is named on the patent for a 19 nucleotide sequence for "production of oncology related proteins and peptides".

Said sequence is in the Coof and encodes for a sequence on the furin cleavage site of the spike protein.

Bancel signed his name to the spike protein.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at January 20, 2022 02:27 AM (Mzdiz)

696 Bancel signed his name to the spike protein.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at January 20, 2022 02:27 AM (Mzdiz)

Will be interesting to see how this is attempted to be hand-waved away.

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 20, 2022 02:36 AM (4I/2K)

697 691
Someone guessed mid 60s as he was messing around with signing up for medicare
Posted by: a dude in MI
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Thanks, I had missed that

Posted by: Colonel Travis at January 20, 2022 02:38 AM (eKhRG)

698
If you remember the furin cleavage site is what makes this thing so infectious to humans (and some other animals). This is exactly what you'd be adding to the spike to make it very infectious if you were GOFing the lab.

And one of the amino acid sequences on this furin cleavage site just happens to on a patent with Bancel's name on it.

The odds are about 2.4 in a trillion of this happening by chance, BTW.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at January 20, 2022 02:42 AM (Mzdiz)

699 I haven't been around much lately, but finding out about OM's passing makes me wish I had. AoSHQ is a great community; a little less so without OM. My condolences to his family and friends.

Posted by: Mean Tweets at January 20, 2022 02:47 AM (BOJAx)

700 Pretty sure we are past the point of firings and now moving into treason and biological warfare territory

Posted by: a dude in MI at January 20, 2022 02:49 AM (+I6Y/)

701 Will be interesting to see how this is attempted to be hand-waved away.

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 20, 2022 02:36 AM (4I/2K)

Large scale non-consensual trial of cancer "vaccines?"* Sounds like the furin cleavage site got to the spike protein by way of Moderna cell lines, but that still leaves substantial bioengineering efforts of the multiple HIV inserts at the spike protein binding sites, for which it remains partially unanswered (who and where; lab synthesis is now known), with whose approval. And what of the similarity of the CCP-virus "vaccine's" spike protein to the CCP-virus' spike protein itself, with all its HIV inserts and furin cleavage site. If only we had an organization or entities whose purpose it was to ask such hard, probing questions.

*Joe Biden, June 2019: If I'm elected, we're going to cure cancer.

And the mandate "rationale" becomes crystal clear.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 20, 2022 02:52 AM (SH2Zi)

702 666 Just a guess, but my wager is that Starbucks changed policy because barista is a low-skill, low-prestige job that no employee or potential employee is invested in, so the vaccine mandate was probably making it hard to hire and retain people, much like fast-food restaurants. Mandates have a lot of credentialed career people over a barrel, but one can walk away from retail and customer service jobs much more easily.

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I think that these companies are dropping the mandates for liability reasons. If they continue to mandate these shots even after the SCOTUS ruling, they could be sued in the event of an injury. Big pharma and the government are shielded but private companies aren't. AFAIK, anyway.

Posted by: Beelzebubba at January 20, 2022 02:52 AM (8E8Am)

703 Pretty sure we are past the point of firings and now moving into treason and biological warfare territory

Posted by: a dude in MI at January 20, 2022 02:49 AM (+I6Y/)

Problem (from the people who should be doing something about it) is that we (U.S. taxpayers) paid for and likely were complicit (pharma/regulatory/politicians) in the effort. I am sure we will investigate ourselves and find ourselves completely blameless.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 20, 2022 02:54 AM (SH2Zi)

704 More and more I am reminded of this gun grabber's warning to other meddlesome plutocrat's.

Politico 2014

Nick Hanauer

The Pitchforks Are Coming . . . For Us Plutocrats


https://tinyurl.com/yck5abkm

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 20, 2022 03:00 AM (SH2Zi)

705
If you'll go "The Ethical Skeptic" Twitter feed and scroll down, you'll see a graphic he did with all the various "curious sequences" on the spike protein. That includes Bancel's sequence.

All of them together and the odds of happening by chance are on the order of 10^-66.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at January 20, 2022 03:04 AM (Mzdiz)

706 1965 jukebox - that would have almost certainly been solid state, I reckon. Some of the "can't give away" furniture electronics and equipment have some deirable vacuum tubes though. Tubes aren't really rare, or hard to get, or expensive generally. Some of them are, and the type that are, can be worth it if you know. Old music organs for example might have a whole passle of 12AX7, of which Mullard and Telefunken are coveted in the hi-fi and guitar crowd.
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I did hear a rumbling tonite from someone, that the younger generations are discovering the virtues of old school, solid wood furniture. Makes sense, because nobody wants it right now. The hipsters will drive that up to the stratosphere, so don't lose hope on the dining room set, eh?

Posted by: Common Tater at January 20, 2022 03:08 AM (psL96)

707 What I can't figure out is how the life insurance people can hand wave this away. I guarantee any policy has an Exclusion for paying off due to chemical or biological warfare, and I'm quite certain anybody who croaks as a result of taking an experimental, rush job emergency vaccine would ordinarily be SOL. Nothing personal, mind you. Just business.

The fact that there is complete, hermetically sealed silence on this matter is curious.

Posted by: Common Tater at January 20, 2022 03:13 AM (psL96)

708 Mornin'
(sips coffee)

Posted by: Puddleglum at January 20, 2022 03:13 AM (sAmhv)

709 Whether the .gov is picking up the tab or not, it was a discussion or topic never brought up. One would think it would have been one of those "interest" stories in the press, no? Regardless of their motivation, they never even broached the topic.

It sure would raise some questions, that might lead to other questions, wouldn t it?

Posted by: Common Tater at January 20, 2022 03:15 AM (psL96)

710 Now the 12AX7 is being re-issued, and fetches about $20, but the cork sniffers don't want those. They want the real deal, originals from the 1950s and 1960s. These will fetch $200 and more probably, if boxed NOS. Good used "pulls", I bet maybe $50. So leave the jukebox by the side of the road, but know your schematics. Might be worth pulling the tubes.

Posted by: Common Tater at January 20, 2022 03:20 AM (psL96)

711 PSA - Starline 6.5 Grendel Brass is available to be backordered on starlinebrass.com. It is a great deal on quality brass, and mine shipped within a couple weeks, last order, IIRC.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur, mourner at January 20, 2022 03:42 AM (SH2Zi)

712 So sorry about Oregon Muse. He was one of the good ones.

> I did hear a rumbling tonite from someone, that the younger generations are discovering the virtues of old school, solid wood furniture.

The first secret of anything like that is to hold on to it long enough that just about everyone who has it has junked it long ago. Then it becomes a rare "collectible".

The second secret is to somehow do this without being buried in a pile of your own krep.



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 20, 2022 03:48 AM (bW8dp)

713 Rodrigo, I heard you mention something once, been meaning to ask you if you ever hung out on ISCA, back in the BBS days?

Posted by: Common Tater at January 20, 2022 03:52 AM (psL96)

714 > The first secret of anything like that is to hold on to it long enough that just about everyone who has it has junked it long ago.

I know this secret, but have historically been poor at following it.

In regard to vacuum tubes, as a teen I used to strip the tubes out of any old electronics I could find every time we went to the dump.

I had several drawers of an old dresser full of tubes, and could repair just about any older TV, radio, amp, whatever that came my way.

Then everything was suddenly solid state (except guitar amps). I hung on to the tubes for a while, but got rid of them at some point.

Those drawers would be worth a penny or two now, I reckon.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 20, 2022 03:53 AM (bW8dp)

715 > Rodrigo, I heard you mention something once, been meaning to ask you if you ever hung out on ISCA, back in the BBS days?

Not that I recall. After doing a web search, I see that it was running Citadel. I did run that for a while and called other systems that used it.


It's still around, and very much non-woke:

https://www.citadel.org/code_of_conduct.html

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 20, 2022 03:57 AM (bW8dp)

716 How's everything

Posted by: Skip at January 20, 2022 03:59 AM (2JoB8)

717 It's good. Thread has kind of exhausted itself.

Posted by: Pete Bog at January 20, 2022 04:01 AM (gXWAI)

718 Pixy Nood

Posted by: Skip at January 20, 2022 04:01 AM (2JoB8)

719 How's your weather? Storm over on the east coast?

Posted by: Pete Bog at January 20, 2022 04:02 AM (gXWAI)

720 Most vacuum tubes, from Televisions in particular, aren't very desirable. They aren't rare even today, nor expensive. Same with most radio receiving tubes.

Audio output tubes, and rectifier tubes, these tend to be desirable and $$ , the type used in guitar or audio hi fi amplifiers. 12AX7, 6550, EL34 and several others command some serious bucks if NOS. Because they are now actually rare, and, have a steady demand, since they wear out relatively quickly. In the 1990s there was a rumor that a couple Japanese folks were traveling the US far and wide armed with a stack of phone books and a pile of cash, hitting long established electronics stores in various towns and cleaning out all the good stuff. Western Electric and other vintage audio has almost a cult following. I've even seen spools of WE solder go for a nice chunk of change, the audiophool crowd is a different species

Posted by: Common Tater at January 20, 2022 04:02 AM (psL96)

721 Please pray for the DEFEAT THE MANDATES event and for all the people there. I am sure that antifa/blm will show up to cause trouble. Or some other trouble makers will be there. Pass this request on.

Posted by: IdahoFred at January 20, 2022 10:39 AM (BXYv0)

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