From The Halls Of Montezuma, To The Shores Of ONT

Today's ONT will reach back to our roots as a “smart, military blog”.

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Balls. Of. Titanium.

Have you ever heard the story of Pardo's Push?


Incredible story from Vietnam of an F-4 literally pushing another damaged F-4 out of enemy airspace.

Knowing their planes were badly damaged, both crews climbed their crippled F-4s to 30,000 feet to preserve fuel and to enable them to glide as far as possible after they ran out. The remaining aircraft in the strike force had no alternative but to continue heading back to Ubon. Pardo could see the fuel leaking from the other F-4, and he radioed to Aman: Earl, you’ve been hit badly; you’re losing fuel.

Aman answered him: We know; we’re getting ready to bail out.

Pardo and Wayne knew that if that happened, their comrades would face certain capture or death. Pardo yelled into his radio: Don’t jump! We’re going to do our damnedest to help you fly out of here!

What happened next will amaze you. Incredible men. Incredible feat. Of course, they were only following in the footsteps of their fathers, who fought the big one over Germany

Superbomber!


Piggyback Flight


As reported by the Pittsburgh Tribune, Rojohn was piloting a B-17 Flying Fortress in the New Year’s Eve attack on a synthetic oil factory in Hamburg when all hell broke loose. Besieged by heavy anti-aircraft flak near the target and wave after wave of strafing by German fighters, 12 of 37 planes were downed and 100 crewmen were killed.

Dugo explains;

‘Rojohn’s B-17 collided mid-air with a bomber below it and became hooked together in what has become known as the “Piggyback flight.” A propeller and top guns of the lower B-17 were jammed into Rojohn’s B-17 and he and his co-pilot, William Leek, were unable to free their plane.

‘Rojohn and his co-pilot landed the conjoined planes on German soil near Wilhemshaven. Rojohn’s plane slid free upon impact, and the lower plane exploded and burned. Rojohn would undergo two weeks of interrogation by the Germans. They thought Rojohn was piloting a new eight-engine warplane the Allies had developed rather than it being the accidental joining of two planes in mid-air! The Germans thought it was a Superplane!’

Of course, it's not only in the USAF or USAAF that you can find tales of amazing derring-do. This happened this week in Florida.

Just A Walk In The Park, Kazansky

Passenger with no flight experience land(s) plane in Florida after pilot passed out

Pilot on a Cessna passes out, and a passenger is talked through landing the plane, which he safely does. There's film of the landing at the link, and I've seen professional pilots do a far worse job. To add a bit more pathos to the story, the guy who wound up landing the plane was on his way to Florida to meet his pregnant wife. You never know how you're going to react to a stressful situation until it happens, in this case the guy stepped up to the plate and coolly hit it out of the park.

(The section title is, of course, a quote from Top Gun. The new one is coming out in two weeks, anyone planning on seeing it?)

And Then There's This Guy



I'm not a pilot, but don't they teach you not to retract your gear when taxiing? OTOH, maybe they figured that it didn't need to be said. I mean, I don't think I'd need to be told that.

A Smart Military Blog

Watch This Russian T-72 Tank Turret Get Absolutely Catapulted Into The Sky

This is from Ukraine. 12 tons of steel launched dozens of yards into the sky. What's interesting is that this happened well behind the front lines, leading to speculation that the tank was attacked by a loitering munition. Loitering munitions are basically drones, like the US made Switchblade or Phoenix Ghost systems, that have anti-armor capabilities. Which kind of begs the question: is the era of armor over? You can build a hell of a lot of drones for the price of one tank. I wonder if the tank-mounted anti-missile system the Israelis use would be an effective defense against these drones? Probably, but what about when these drones start mounting lasers? You know it's in testing somewhere. What then?


The Internet War


If Vietnam was the first “television war”, the Ukraine might be the first “internet war”, in a way that our forays in the sandbox weren't. What do I mean? Well, here's a thread, posted on Twitter(!), from a guy claiming to be a Ukrainian EOD expert, detailing a mission he undertook to destroy a Soviet Russian bridgehead:

Is it true? I have no idea. In what may be peak 2022, the guy ends his story with a request for funds and lists his PayPal account! Unreal.


The Spoils Of War


Russians plunder $5M farm vehicles from Ukraine -- to find they've been remotely disabled


Some of the machinery was taken to a nearby village, but some of it embarked on a long overland journey to Chechnya more than 700 miles away. The sophistication of the machinery, which are equipped with GPS, meant that its travel could be tracked. It was last tracked to the village of Zakhan Yurt in Chechnya.

The equipment ferried to Chechnya, which included combine harvesters -- can also be controlled remotely. "When the invaders drove the stolen harvesters to Chechnya, they realized that they could not even turn them on, because the harvesters were locked remotely," the contact said.
The equipment now appears to be languishing at a farm near Grozny. But the contact said that "it seems that the hijackers have found consultants in Russia who are trying to bypass the protection."

Now go look at all of the nice, shiny, new computer controlled options on your car and ponder the implications of the above story. Want to try and convince me that there isn't a scenario whereby the government disables the cars of those that it deems “deplorable”? I'm listening.


Technical Thread



This one's pretty far out of my league. Cannon cockers, does what he's saying make sense to you? If so, what do you think the implications are?


Mitt Crenshaw

Russia has proven in Ukraine that militarily they're a Quaker Cannon. They may wind up winning, but they have no chance of threatening Europe, and frankly I'd bet on Poland if they tried. They have a declining population and a weak economy dependent on fossil fuels staying expensive. They aren't much of a threat to us. Now do China, or do your buddies in the WEF not want that?


Fighting Karens, From The Sky

I would love to know what's going on here. They appear to be dropping a stick of women out of the plane, and not quickly either. I hope they have a big DZ. I was amused to note that one gal was wearing a mask as she jumped, until I realized that COVID is an airborne virus, and then it made sense. One wag suggested that it was the 11th Airborne (probably a veteran of the 82nd or 101st), but did you know the 11th is back? Last week they announced that they were redesignating U.S. Army Alaska as the 11th Airborne Division. The ONT salutes the new Arctic Angels.

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1 lettre de marque; lettre de course

Posted by: Braenyard at May 12, 2022 10:03 PM (GLpYJ)

2

絶対

Posted by: Zettai at May 12, 2022 10:03 PM (yqG++)

3 Good evening everyone.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 12, 2022 10:03 PM (ifHdv)

4 Cruelty is my specialty.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 12, 2022 10:04 PM (F0YaR)

5 I got lost in the Magic Pets Cafe.

Posted by: Theodore at May 12, 2022 10:04 PM (GJnvT)

6 Being late is better than being, you know....

Posted by: OrangeEnt at May 12, 2022 10:04 PM (7bRMQ)

7 Where's Hrothgar?

Posted by: Braenyard at May 12, 2022 10:04 PM (GLpYJ)

8 Fist

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at May 12, 2022 10:05 PM (sJHOI)

9 A weak economy dependent on fossil fuels may be better than our unicorn fart pipedream economy.

Thanks for the ONT.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 12, 2022 10:06 PM (3NKiY)

10 Yay, ONT!

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at May 12, 2022 10:07 PM (SchxB)

11 Fighting Karens, From The Sky

Were they throwing away perfectly good children? Whoever was jumping was tiny.

Posted by: t-bird at May 12, 2022 10:07 PM (S4oWs)

12 Very bellicose ONT, I must say

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at May 12, 2022 10:07 PM (sJHOI)

13 Dumb me. I stopped to read the content.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at May 12, 2022 10:07 PM (lKAqb)

14 Great ONT!

Posted by: Iris at May 12, 2022 10:08 PM (6lKe4)

15 And here we are...
WD ONT!
HI y'all...

Posted by: COMountainMarie at May 12, 2022 10:09 PM (tO+ht)

16 HI y'all...

Evenin', ma'am.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at May 12, 2022 10:10 PM (SchxB)

17 Yo Braenyard

Been that kind of day!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~every book has been totally rewritten ~ at May 12, 2022 10:11 PM (hOUT3)

18 Jackin around with the video game warfighting is going to get out of control and Russia is going to start retaliating

Posted by: a dude in MI, size Ultra MAGA at May 12, 2022 10:12 PM (+I6Y/)

19 Um ... many aircraft have a WoW relay that would prevent exactly that from happening. You actually have to go through a lot to disable it during maintenance. Do it per the mm or sure just use those popsicle sticks buddy hope that works out for you

Posted by: banana Dream at May 12, 2022 10:12 PM (0fVbu)

20 16

And good evening to you!

Posted by: COMountainMarie at May 12, 2022 10:13 PM (tO+ht)

21 I don't get the dumping all the people from the plane... they were women and had on weird hats/helmets.??

Posted by: lin-duh at May 12, 2022 10:13 PM (UUBmN)

22 Who are the jumpers? Strange looking soldiers

Posted by: Squid at May 12, 2022 10:13 PM (Gwilz)

23 Willowed:
Chris Stigall interviews Kathy Barnette about the oppo attacks

https://tinyurl.com/bdh3enyh

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at May 12, 2022 10:13 PM (kf6Ak)

24 The Gulf War was the first Internet War. I was on IRC getting live reports from Israel while Saddam was firing SCUDs at them -- I had told my parents there was an air raid siren going off in Tel Aviv ten minutes before the networks got around to reporting it.

Of course, things quickly went downhill as sysadmins around the world had to reconfigure their servers to handle the load on IRC. After a while, you couldn't read the live reports for all the "server x.y.z is going down to add capacity" messages.

Posted by: Rob Crawford at May 12, 2022 10:13 PM (naEeR)

25 How much stock does Crenshaw hold in defense contractors?

Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at May 12, 2022 10:14 PM (NlVMd)

26 Well.
We might not get the music, but WD certainly delivers the content
Nicely done.

Posted by: COMountainMarie at May 12, 2022 10:14 PM (tO+ht)

27

I distinctly heard the instructor say "gear up"...

Posted by: Zettai at May 12, 2022 10:15 PM (yqG++)

28 this is Kathy Barnette with Bannon ... pretty good interview.

https://tinyurl.com/46mp25z6

is she "unelectable" because she was against Islam (and Sharia, back in 2015) ... or because whatever she said about gays (have not seen details)?

idk, but I the RINO money backer her with intent (no doubt) to split the MAGA vote ... except the only MAGA thing about Oz is Trump has backed him. I still like her for the Senate ... but haven't seen all the details.

Posted by: illiniwek at May 12, 2022 10:15 PM (Cus5s)

29 In the parajumping video, I thought they were going to grab the gal at left who was playing with her phone and toss her out too.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at May 12, 2022 10:15 PM (ZSK0i)

30 Lots I want to see here when get up

Posted by: Skip at May 12, 2022 10:17 PM (2JoB8)

31 Good evening dear morons and thanks wd

That artillery shell story is unlikely, the security would have caught it before it got anywhere near the terminal. If it was Ben Gurion.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 12, 2022 10:17 PM (EZebt)

32
Were they throwing away perfectly good children? Whoever was jumping was tiny.
Posted by: t-bird at May 12, 2022 10:07 PM (S4oWs)


Thank you. I thought they looked like children, most of whom appeared to be terrified.

Posted by: Moki at May 12, 2022 10:18 PM (JrN/x)

33 I want to see a pic of the American tourists who think an UXB would make a great trip souvenir.

Posted by: Count de Monet at May 12, 2022 10:18 PM (4I/2K)

34

I'm satisfied with GEOTUS' statement today re: Barnette...

Posted by: Zettai at May 12, 2022 10:18 PM (yqG++)

35 I distinctly heard the instructor say "gear up"...
Posted by: Zettai at May 12, 2022 10:15 PM (yqG++)


Check it again. The instructors says "flaps up", the pilot says "gear up" and dumps the plane on the runway.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at May 12, 2022 10:18 PM (ZSK0i)

36 Landing was the toughest thing for me to learn for my pilot's license. This.guy is a legend. And COOL.

Posted by: JM in Florida at May 12, 2022 10:18 PM (L7jyl)

37 Peo tip for coffee drinking morons. Stock up. Record cold front, low 20's predicted for the majority of Brazil's coffee acreage.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * Ungovernable at May 12, 2022 10:19 PM (rFHGs)

38 A "stick" of women?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 12, 2022 10:19 PM (63Dwl)

39 Has anyone heard from Insomniac?

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas - AoS Ladies' Brigade Plucky Comic Relief at May 12, 2022 10:19 PM (SRRAx)

40 Peo tip for coffee drinking morons. Stock up. Record cold front, low 20's predicted for the majority of Brazil's coffee acreage.
Posted by: Sock Monkey * Ungovernable at May 12, 2022 10:19 PM (rFHGs)

Si. Eeet's no bueno.

Posted by: Juan Valdez at May 12, 2022 10:20 PM (4I/2K)

41 Which kind of begs the question: is the era of armor over? You can build a hell of a lot of drones for the price of one tank.

I think Clancy kinda answered this ? decisively in his novel Red Dragon. Most tank armor cannot withstand attack from the top.

Warthogs ftw. Or Javelins, same plan. Rain pain from above. Tanks are armored from ground attacks.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 12, 2022 10:20 PM (F0YaR)

42 39 Has anyone heard from Insomniac?
Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas - AoS Ladies' Brigade Plucky Comic Relief at May 12, 2022 10:19 PM (SRRAx)

Out wielding the Tire Iron of Justice? one can hope

Posted by: a dude in MI, size Ultra MAGA at May 12, 2022 10:21 PM (+I6Y/)

43 24 The Gulf War was the first Internet War. I was on IRC getting live reports from Israel while Saddam was firing SCUDs at them -- I had told my parents there was an air raid siren going off in Tel Aviv ten minutes before the networks got around to reporting it.


We were in Athens at the time, getting cables from Embassy Tel Aviv about the scuds. There were several long cables about someone bringing their Labrador into the bomb shelter, and the poor dog having nervous gas.

Posted by: Moki at May 12, 2022 10:21 PM (JrN/x)

44 I expect the stolen John Deere combines could be made serviceable by tearing out all the computer gadgetry, and reverting them to 1970's style design. They'd lose the GPS capability, but they would still be brand-new combines with brand-new engines in them.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 12, 2022 10:21 PM (kX3/j)

45 Good evening

Thanks for the excellent content WD

I drive a 2012 vehicle. I wonder if it can be controlled remotely.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 12, 2022 10:21 PM (IDhUW)

Posted by: Zettai at May 12, 2022 10:21 PM (yqG++)

47

OK, who fupped duck?

Posted by: Zettai at May 12, 2022 10:22 PM (yqG++)

48 I would imagine that that stick of paratroopettes got what, maybe about five hours or so of ground training before their Big Jump? There *was* some training, as they (mostly) correctly hugged their chest pack one step before exiting (helps reduce initial flailing before the static line pulls). I'll also assume they got some rudimentary "impact/roll" workouts.

But I'd love to know the purpose of that jump. Training, or some kind of actual deployment/insertion? Fascinating.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 12, 2022 10:22 PM (QzJWU)

49 Well, it's early.
I'm gonna head over to the lounge and wait for the crazy people to show up....
Love the early night walkers...
See ya later...

Posted by: COMountainMarie at May 12, 2022 10:23 PM (tO+ht)

50 Warthogs ftw. Or Javelins, same plan. Rain pain from above. Tanks are armored from ground attacks.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 12, 2022 10:20 PM (F0YaR)

Hey! Wattabout me?!?

Posted by: Stuka! at May 12, 2022 10:24 PM (7bRMQ)

51 Oh, and since I complained before about the grocery store not having sub sandwiches, I would like to let everyone know that they are back.

Only now they cost $11 instead of $7.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 12, 2022 10:24 PM (IDhUW)

52 CTCCTCGGCGGGCACGTAG into the first big box and click blast. See all the COVID-19 results?

Now go to the right side above all of that and tell it to exclude SARS-CoV-2, then click filter. Watch what happens.
Posted by: Moron Robbie -

Is that the Moderna sequence?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 12, 2022 10:24 PM (bg3iC)

53 I think a measure to prevent retract on WoW might be a Part 23 design requirement even. Could he have retracted right at a rebound? Maybe.

Posted by: banana Dream at May 12, 2022 10:24 PM (0fVbu)

54 Good Gnus!

Posted by: The Barrel at May 12, 2022 10:24 PM (kX3/j)

55 Ack! Not it!

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 12, 2022 10:25 PM (IDhUW)

56 GnuBreed to the barrel, GnuBreed to the barrel.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at May 12, 2022 10:25 PM (ZSK0i)

57 Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/media

*scroll down

Posted by: kbdabear at May 12, 2022 10:25 PM (qAR6u)

58 I think a measure to prevent retract on WoW might be a Part 23 design requirement even. Could he have retracted right at a rebound? Maybe.
Posted by: banana Dream at May 12, 2022 10:24 PM (0fVbu)

A lot of retract aircraft have squat switches to prevent retraction on the ground.

But, they don't always work.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at May 12, 2022 10:26 PM (ZSK0i)

59 Sigh.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at May 12, 2022 10:26 PM (ZSK0i)

60 Oh shit, is there still room in The Barrel? I fart a lot.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 12, 2022 10:27 PM (F0YaR)

61

Imma head on over to "the lounge" and perv on COMM and see if I can get her back on the dance floor...

Posted by: Zettai at May 12, 2022 10:27 PM (yqG++)

62 I believe the US has smart cluster bombs that seek out the top armor of tanks.

And if we've got 'em, I think our enemies do, too.

Posted by: JM in Florida at May 12, 2022 10:27 PM (L7jyl)

63 Posted by: illiniwek at May 12, 2022 10:15 PM (Cus5s)

IDK.. but she sure likes to tweet alot and many things are maybe taken out of context. I'm not sure if this is just a very sophisticated hit job on her or she's a nut.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 12, 2022 10:27 PM (nxdel)

64 I had a lot of Cheezits.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at May 12, 2022 10:27 PM (ZSK0i)

65 Check it again. The instructors says "flaps up", the pilot says "gear up" and dumps the plane on the runway.
Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at May 12, 2022 10:18 PM (ZSK0i)

It's just a joke, it's fake audio.

Posted by: lowandslow at May 12, 2022 10:27 PM (qH6FZ)

66 Only now they cost $11 instead of $7.
Posted by: AmericanKestrel


Best part is this means the sales tax went up 57% as well!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~every book has been totally rewritten ~ at May 12, 2022 10:28 PM (hOUT3)

67 33 I want to see a pic of the American tourists who think an UXB would make a great trip souvenir.
Posted by: Count de Monet at May 12, 2022 10:18 PM (4I/2K)


That's what I was thinking. The type of traveler who goes to the mideast should know that airlines are going to look askance at something like that.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 12, 2022 10:28 PM (+lVUW)

68 I think Clancy kinda answered this ? decisively in his novel Red Dragon. Most tank armor cannot withstand attack from the top.

Warthogs ftw. Or Javelins, same plan. Rain pain from above. Tanks are armored from ground attacks.
Posted by: GnuBreed at May 12, 2022 10:20 PM (F0YaR)

when combined with advances in drone tech since Clancy wrote, I think the answer is definitively yes. It reminds me of when personal armor became obsolete due to longbows and heavy crossbows, and later muskets.

The turret popping up like that is due to a serious design flaw in Russian tanks, especially the T-72, known as the "jack in the box flaw". Rather then storing ammo in a separate armored compartment, Russian tanks are designed for rapid loading with all of the tanks ammo carried in a circular autoloader located underneath the turret, and the crew. If an anti-tank weapon strikes at the base of the turret, it can set off all of the tanks ammo in one big blast, and POP goes the weasel.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 12, 2022 10:29 PM (r46W7)

69 53 I think a measure to prevent retract on WoW might be a Part 23 design requirement even. Could he have retracted right at a rebound? Maybe.
Posted by: banana Dream at May 12, 2022 10:24 PM (0fVbu)

World of Warcraft?

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 12, 2022 10:31 PM (r46W7)

70

Weight on Wheels...

Posted by: Zettai at May 12, 2022 10:32 PM (yqG++)

71 A maintenance crew for a commercial aircraft company I won't name used the popsicle trick to fool the proximity sensors of the Weight on Wheels as a part of poorly thought out repair plan. Well before they got the bird jacked up someone bumped the retract and down went the aircraft.

Posted by: banana Dream at May 12, 2022 10:32 PM (0fVbu)

72 Pardo's Push is an amazing story.

It would be a great movie, especially if you made the flight crews blacks, transsexuals, and women.

The only white guys in the screenplay should be a racist, bigoted General that keeps saying "Let them die, there's no room in the military for queers and darkies" and a rogue newspaper reporter that commandeers a chopper to save the trannies and minorities by selling his camera to a gang of rogue Laotian toughies.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 12, 2022 10:32 PM (Ryaf0)

73 Retractable gear, constant velocity props, and a couple of other things define a "complex" light single. First notch upwards from the basic Private Pilot's License.

In that video, I too, clearly heard the CFI call for Gear Up. Wonder how the FAA will make the call on that one?


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 12, 2022 10:32 PM (QzJWU)

74 Good evening, Horde!

Posted by: Ladyl at May 12, 2022 10:33 PM (TdMsT)

75 61
Wait a minute...
Yeah, baby...I'll do some dancin' ...

Posted by: COMountainMarie at May 12, 2022 10:33 PM (tO+ht)

76 Read through the artillery stuff.
I was an intel guy but was detailed artillery. FO'd a lot of rounds in Germany and did my S-2 time with artillery units. Was the G 2 for VII Corps Artillery in Desert Storm where my guys did all the deep attack targeting.
The information seems valid.
There isnt much reference to SIGINT which I suspect the Ukrainians are using. I suspect the UA is finding the Russians aren't ten feet tall and that they are vulnerable to artillery and counterfire.
Like the author I doubt the russians hacked much of the arty fire computer systems.
Good read though.
And my VII Corps targeteers were putting steel out well within the 15 minute viet nam times.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 12, 2022 10:33 PM (anj39)

77 I buy these tortilla chips that advertise as being $2... or at least the use to. They are now $2.39. There are also down from a full 16oz to 12 or so...
There is no inflation here///

Posted by: lin-duh at May 12, 2022 10:33 PM (UUBmN)

78 I figured the parachuters were kids ... hey, fresh meat for the war machine .... "what, do you want to live forever?"

or some kind of early training, idk. But I did see something about kids being used ... Islamists use them for suicide bombers, so who knows.

Posted by: illiniwek at May 12, 2022 10:33 PM (Cus5s)

79 "In that video, I too, clearly heard the CFI call for Gear Up. Wonder how the FAA will make the call on that one?"


C'mon guys, it's a joke, it was just a nose gear collapse with fake audio for a laugh.

Posted by: lowandslow at May 12, 2022 10:34 PM (qH6FZ)

80

Randall "Duke" Cunningham had a quite amazing escape from Vietnamese airspace in a badly damaged F4 as well...

Posted by: Zettai at May 12, 2022 10:34 PM (yqG++)

81
Imma head on over to "the lounge" and perv on COMM and see if I can get her back on the dance floor...

She said she was waiting for the crazy people, so you may be in luck.

What did PDT say about Barnette?

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 12, 2022 10:35 PM (IDhUW)

82 The turret popping up like that is due to a serious design flaw in Russian tanks, especially the T-72, known as the "jack in the box flaw". Rather then storing ammo in a separate armored compartment, Russian tanks are designed for rapid loading with all of the tanks ammo carried in a circular autoloader located underneath the turret, and the crew. If an anti-tank weapon strikes at the base of the turret, it can set off all of the tanks ammo in one big blast, and POP goes the weasel.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 12, 2022 10:29 PM (r46W7)

You know, maybe the Russians might think, "Hey! Let's store the ammo down in the cellar, and have Alexei pass the rounds up one at a time, as we use them. Sure, it will slow down our rate of fire a bunch, but we won't all die if an enemy round hits the turret base."

Posted by: The Barrel at May 12, 2022 10:35 PM (kX3/j)

83 Yeah weight on wheels.


Which brings me to Starcraft. The entire game the sequel all the missions everything. It is all one big elaborate love story. Which is beautiful really. When you step back and look at it all.

Posted by: banana Dream at May 12, 2022 10:36 PM (0fVbu)

84 Isn't the first step up "High Performance" and second step "Complex"?

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at May 12, 2022 10:36 PM (ZSK0i)

85 I could watch the new Top Gun movie...

Posted by: lin-duh at May 12, 2022 10:37 PM (UUBmN)

86 Has Insom been missing?

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 12, 2022 10:37 PM (IDhUW)

87 >>> C'mon guys, it's a joke, it was just a nose gear collapse with fake audio for a laugh.
Posted by: lowandslow at May 12, 2022 10:34 PM (qH6FZ)


Ok that's plausible. It looked like that.

Posted by: banana Dream at May 12, 2022 10:37 PM (0fVbu)

88 Teresa... Insom is fine. He's apparently on a break and checked in briefly yesterday:

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Going to break my objectively-blog-improving silence to say that this thread is highly interesting. And at the risk of sounding like a suck-up, if you watch the video at the tweet and conclude that Barnette is pro-BLM and pro-defund the police, then I don't know how to help you.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. Honker. at May 11, 2022 12:48 PM (II3Gr)
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Posted by: ... at May 12, 2022 10:37 PM (dscaa)

89 Schwarzkopf very nicely fought Gulf War 1 on Tuesdays. I was working for Walden books at the time, and I had Tuesdays off. The Tuesday we started "shock and awe", I could barely hear myself think the traffic in and out of Offutt AFB was so loud. The day Schwarzkopf started the land invasion, same thing -- Offutt was going insane.

A lady working as a part time clerk for Walden's, her husband was a Colonel in charge of a wing. He and his planes were parked in Kuwait the whole time. A reservist who happened to be a plastic surgeon was stationed at the same base. After a few weeks, she started worrying about losing her skills so she started sidling up to air crews wanting to know if they wanted eye lifts. My colleague threw an absolute fit when he came home looking twenty years younger than her.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- I wasn't particularly fond of the '70s the first time around at May 12, 2022 10:38 PM (GzMhu)

90 Kathy Barnette will never be able to win the General ...What did PDT say about Barnette?

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 12, 2022 10:35 PM



"Kathy Barnette will never be able to win the General Election against the Radical Left Democrats.

She has many things in her past which have not been properly explained or vetted, but if she is able to do so, she will have a wonderful future in the Republican Party—and I will be behind her all the way.

Dr. Oz is the only one who will be able to easily defeat the Crazed, Lunatic Democrat in Pennsylvania. A vote for anyone else in the Primary is a vote against Victory in the Fall!"


-- GEOTUS on Gab, 12 MAY 22

Posted by: Zettai at May 12, 2022 10:39 PM (cqbaT)

91 Look for "Oat Flour" in the ingredient list on the el-cheapo corn chips. They might not even list it. Makes for lightweight "styrofoamy" texture.

Corn meal just being too expensive, even field corn, I guess.

Posted by: Common Tater at May 12, 2022 10:39 PM (mCY9E)

92 ..Isn't the first step up "High Performance" and second step "Complex"? Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at May 12, 2022 10:36 PM (ZSK0i)

Might be, but I'd wager that well over 80% of such aircraft are "both", concurrently. There are some very high performance, fixed gear singles though. Cirrus, etc. Go fasties in the +200mph category, many fully IFR equipped.

But, the majority will be Bonanza, Mooney and the like, covering both the performance and complexity in a single airframe.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 12, 2022 10:40 PM (QzJWU)

93 Judge orders Steele dossier firm Fusion GPS to turn over 22 emails to John Durham

Posted by: SMOD at May 12, 2022 10:40 PM (X5CsJ)

94 Isn't the first step up "High Performance" and second step "Complex"?
Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at May 12, 2022 10:36 PM (ZSK0i)

Makes no difference.

Posted by: lowandslow at May 12, 2022 10:40 PM (qH6FZ)

95 "And my VII Corps targeteers were putting steel out well within the 15 minute viet nam times." Posted by: Diogenes

and old friend (gibbons) I worked for long ago was Vietnam vet .. said he would go out and measure angle on incoming round so as to return fire. seemed pretty bad ass.

Posted by: illiniwek at May 12, 2022 10:40 PM (Cus5s)

96 >>> 37 Pro tip for coffee drinking morons. Stock up. Record cold front, low 20's predicted for the majority of Brazil's coffee acreage.
Posted by: Sock Monkey * Ungovernable at May 12, 2022 10:19 PM (rFHGs)

Dear Horde, did you know you can order arabica plants from the intertubes and keep them indoors if needed?

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at May 12, 2022 10:42 PM (llON8)

97 In what may be peak 2022, the guy ends his story with a request for funds and lists his PayPal account!


Damn mutherf*cker.

Is $40 billion not enough?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 12, 2022 10:42 PM (Ryaf0)

98 Pardo's Push is an amazing story.

There's also a story of a -135 (tanker) crew going into Indian country and latching onto an F-111 that had been damaged such that fuel was flowing out of it, not just leaking. They were able to lock the boom into the refueling receptacle and kept pumping gas into it. The tanker towed the 'Vark to safety in Thailand, unlocked the boom and the fighter was able to glide to its base.

See link in nic.

Posted by: Fox2! at May 12, 2022 10:43 PM (qyH+l)

99 Has Insom been missing?
Posted by: AmericanKestrel

Nah, when he swings those tire irons, he usually connects.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 12, 2022 10:43 PM (ifHdv)

100 Kathy Barnette will never be able to win the General Election against the Radical Left Democrats.

She has many things in her past which have not been properly explained or vetted, but if she is able to do so, she will have a wonderful future in the Republican Party—and I will be behind her all the way.


A democrat would never say this against another democrat.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 12, 2022 10:43 PM (bg3iC)

101

Oops...

Strike the first ten (10) words or so at #90...

Posted by: Zettai at May 12, 2022 10:44 PM (cqbaT)

102 Girl paratroopers headgear looks familiar but can't place it. Could be old Russian. They are about the only people to try something crazy like this. Males don't look middle eastern.

Posted by: Javems at May 12, 2022 10:44 PM (AmoqO)

103 Going to break my objectively-blog-improving silence

Oof! What if we all said this about ourselves? Your silence does not improve the blog Insom. You know the comments are where it's at!
(Or so I've heard)

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 12, 2022 10:44 PM (IDhUW)

104 Damn mutherf*cker.

Is $40 billion not enough?
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 12, 2022 10:42 PM (Ryaf0)

About $2.50 of that will actually reach Ukraine. The rest is siphoned off by politicians and their kids.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 12, 2022 10:44 PM (7cRTM)

105 Makes no difference.
Posted by: lowandslow at May 12, 2022 10:40 PM (qH6FZ)


What about pointed sticks?

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at May 12, 2022 10:45 PM (ZSK0i)

106 This would have been a great Steve Inman Magic Pet Cafe substitute. TL;DR: Grizzly Bear spies Caribou from afar and decides to go ask for a date.

https://youtu.be/DqwYUkJYRQc

Posted by: Lost In Space at May 12, 2022 10:46 PM (2mSQi)

107 Girl paratroopers headgear looks familiar but can't place it. Could be old Russian. They are about the only people to try something crazy like this. Males don't look middle eastern.

Posted by: Javems at May 12, 2022 10:44 PM



Israelis?

Posted by: Zettai at May 12, 2022 10:46 PM (cqbaT)

108 ear Horde, did you know you can order arabica plants from the intertubes and keep them indoors if needed?
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at May 12, 2022 10:42 PM (llON

You can even eat the fruit and it has caffeine in it. Fruit with caffeine!

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 12, 2022 10:46 PM (7cRTM)

109 heh, I have a shell like that sitting around somewhere, I found it in a scrap metal yard. Wife won't let me keep it in the house. But it wasn't from an actual battlefield, just a dummy round.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 12, 2022 10:46 PM (r46W7)

110 and old friend (gibbons) I worked for long ago was Vietnam vet .. said he would go out and measure angle on incoming round so as to return fire. seemed pretty bad ass.
Posted by: illiniwek at May 12, 2022 10:40 PM (Cus5s)


There are some fascinating ways to do back azimuths on an artillery round. The angle of the round in the hole it digs. If you are lucky you can get part of the fuze to determine the caliber of the artillery. You can also do some simple measurements on the shrapnel "spray" to get a pretty accurate direction to the shooter.
Downside, by the time you get all that, the gun may move. Or...while you're out there measuring, it can shoot again.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 12, 2022 10:46 PM (anj39)

111 High performance is kind of a poor description, it's about HP, not performance. Anything over 200 HP is defined as high performance. So a Stearman is high performance.
Complex means; retractable gear, controllable prop and flaps. You can do either endorsement at any time. Even as a student.

Posted by: lowandslow at May 12, 2022 10:47 PM (qH6FZ)

112 Sock Monkey * Ungovernable,
Thanks for the warning about coffee. I'll probably stock up on some of the cheap stuff to use in case of emergency.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 12, 2022 10:47 PM (+lVUW)

113 That Pardo Push story is epic. Sadly the USAF brass actually reprimanded Pardo for losing his aircraft, and it took 22 years for the four men involved to receive the Silver Stars they earned that day.

Fucking REMF brass.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 12, 2022 10:47 PM (L0j+V)

114

Was counter-battery radar available in Viet Nam?

Posted by: Zettai at May 12, 2022 10:47 PM (cqbaT)

115 A reservist who happened to be a plastic surgeon was stationed at the same base. After a few weeks, she started worrying about losing her skills so she started sidling up to air crews wanting to know if they wanted eye lifts. My colleague threw an absolute fit when he came home looking twenty years younger than her.


Yeah, that'd be rough!

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 12, 2022 10:48 PM (IDhUW)

116 Dude who landed the Cessna without having any experience will pass out when his wife gives birth to their kid. HAS TO HAPPEN! How funny if it did.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 12, 2022 10:49 PM (L0j+V)

117 Dr. Oz is the only one who will be able to easily defeat the Crazed, Lunatic Democrat in Pennsylvania. A vote for anyone else in the Primary is a vote against Victory in the Fall!"

-- GEOTUS on Gab, 12 MAY 22
Posted by: Zettai

He's wrong. Oz wouldn't win in the general.

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at May 12, 2022 10:51 PM (kf6Ak)

118 ..Complex means; retractable gear, controllable prop and flaps. You can do either endorsement at any time. Even as a student. Posted by: lowandslow at May 12, 2022 10:47 PM (qH6FZ)

Now, THAT sounds a lot more like what I've been told. But you told it much more clearly. Thanks!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 12, 2022 10:52 PM (QzJWU)

119 I am not going to vote based on electability in the general. No one can predict that with certainty anyway.

If i were in PA, Oz would not have my vote, Barnette would.

I mailed in my vote today. Don't know that the election will be mostly honest but had no reservations voting for Palin.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 12, 2022 10:52 PM (IDhUW)

120 Russians plunder $5M farm vehicles from Ukraine -- to find they've been remotely disabled

Ukraine says they are going to prosecute sellers and buyers of their stolen wheat.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 12, 2022 10:53 PM (GLpYJ)

121 He's wrong. Oz wouldn't win in the general.

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at May 12, 2022 10:51 PM



Trust The Plan!

Posted by: Zettai at May 12, 2022 10:53 PM (cqbaT)

122 Mark Felton has a video about people storing German incendiary munitions in all sorts of strange places. Only to be discovered 80 years later.

https://tinyurl.com/y5238ya3

Posted by: Beartooth at May 12, 2022 10:53 PM (ObX/c)

123 I have a shell like that sitting around somewhere, I found it in a scrap metal yard. Wife won't let me keep it in the house. But it wasn't from an actual battlefield, just a dummy round.
Posted by: Tom Servo

I have a dummy 105mm round somewhere around here. Also, youngest son brought back spent casings for his 5" deck gun on a DDG.

TSA and especially their dogs weren't too happy 'bout dat but, completely legal in checked seabags.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 12, 2022 10:54 PM (ifHdv)

124 Dude who landed the Cessna without having any experience will pass out when his wife gives birth to their kid. HAS TO HAPPEN! How funny if it did.

whole nother level of stress.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 12, 2022 10:54 PM (IDhUW)

125 Funny how the Akaska election isn't in the news much with the Palin and the Murkowski story lines.

Posted by: davidt at May 12, 2022 10:54 PM (sReZj)

126 Was counter-battery radar available in Viet Nam?
Posted by: Zettai at May 12, 2022 10:47 PM (cqbaT)

The Q-4 was state of the art for then.
Pretty good but a huge EM signature that the bad guys can DF. It was also slow to set up and tear down.

The eastern block has spent a lot on sound and flash ranging. Pretty good too. That is something we dumped years ago.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 12, 2022 10:54 PM (anj39)

127 Ward Carroll (20 year Tomcat RIO with a U-Toob channel) reviewed Top Gun Maverick today and said: "If you liked Top Gun, you'll love Top Gun Maverick. Most beautiful aviation action ever caught on film."

I guess Val Kilmer playing four star admiral Iceman is in a pretty poignant scene with Tom Cruise where Ice cannot speak, which of course is because in real life he's suffered horribly from throat cancer.

Looking forward to seeing it.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 12, 2022 10:55 PM (L0j+V)

128 I hope Palin wins

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at May 12, 2022 10:56 PM (kf6Ak)

129
Our elite and ruling condensed into one little microcosm:

https://tinyurl.com/y7j8ycwf

Kendell Jenner, idiot brat, can't even cut a cucumber.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 12, 2022 10:56 PM (Mzdiz)

130 In what may be peak 2022, the guy ends his story with a request for funds and lists his PayPal account!


Damn mutherf*cker.

Is $40 billion not enough?

This world is strange.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 12, 2022 10:56 PM (IDhUW)

131 I don't have a high performance or a complex endorsement yet have tons of hours in both. Like with most of the new regs, I was grandfathered in.

Posted by: lowandslow at May 12, 2022 10:57 PM (qH6FZ)

132 Ditto on Palin winning

Posted by: lin-duh at May 12, 2022 10:58 PM (UUBmN)

133 I hope Palin wins
Posted by: vmom

I hope Barnette wins.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 12, 2022 10:58 PM (IDhUW)

134 Has anyone heard from Insomniac?

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas - AoS Ladies' Brigade Plucky Comic Relief



I texted him today letting him know I was thinking about him after seeing he'd expressed some severe depression a few days ago and he texted back: "I'm still here."

Posted by: Sharkman at May 12, 2022 10:58 PM (L0j+V)

135 Dude who landed the Cessna without having any experience will pass out when his wife gives birth to their kid. HAS TO HAPPEN! How funny if it did.

I've had the privilege to witness 8-9 births. How a woman's body can open up like that, pop out a 5-9 lb human and go to 'as you were' in a few days is some level of sorcery.

Birth should kill both the baby and the mother every time. But it doesn't. It's miraculous.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 12, 2022 10:58 PM (ifHdv)

136 112

I had to lay back on coffee, but I still keep lots in the pantry. In the burning times, it might be a decent barter item...

Posted by: COMountainMarie at May 12, 2022 10:59 PM (tO+ht)

137 133 I hope Palin wins
Posted by: vmom

I hope Barnette wins.
Posted by: AmericanKestrel

*hi-5*

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at May 12, 2022 11:00 PM (kf6Ak)

138
Nah, when he swings those tire irons, he usually connects.
Posted by: Tonypete at May

Ha, why do I hear "swing batter, batter" in my head?

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 12, 2022 11:01 PM (IDhUW)

139 >Yeah, because investing in the destruction of our adversary’s military, without losing a single American troop, strikes me as a good idea. You should feel the same.

Hey Crenshaw, when the fuck did Russia become "our adversary"? That sounds like Hillary cope to me.

Warmongering, Great Value McCain

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at May 12, 2022 11:01 PM (+cjJb)

140 Love the Russian T-72 flying turret story.

"The sheer amount of air achieved by the T-72B3’s turret could be chalked up to a design flaw present in many Russian tanks where the rounds for the main gun are stored directly underneath the turret."

No shit?

Posted by: Sharkman at May 12, 2022 11:01 PM (L0j+V)

141 Israelis?

Posted by: Zettai at May 12, 2022 10:46 PM (cqbaT)

Considered them but the headgear doesn't match well. I'll try again.

Posted by: Javems at May 12, 2022 11:02 PM (AmoqO)

142 Are they airdropping nuns?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at May 12, 2022 11:02 PM (yQpMk)

143 Our elite and ruling condensed into one little microcosm:

https://tinyurl.com/y7j8ycwf

Kendell Jenner, idiot brat, can't even cut a cucumber.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 12, 2022 10:56 PM (Mzdiz)

watching Jenner try to cut a cucumber is like watching Dr. Oz try to shoot a gun.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 12, 2022 11:02 PM (r46W7)

144
"The sheer amount of air achieved by the T-72B3’s turret could be chalked up to a design flaw present in many Russian tanks where the rounds for the main gun are stored directly underneath the turret."

________

How do you say "Ronson" in Russian?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 12, 2022 11:03 PM (/U27+)

145 Birth should kill both the baby and the mother every time. But it doesn't. It's miraculous.

It's almost like Somebody designed a fantastic method of creating the next generation with an amazing delivery system.

Posted by: TecumsehTea at May 12, 2022 11:03 PM (BjGT6)

146 "Ukraine says they are going to prosecute sellers and buyers of their stolen wheat."

Russians military are starting to look like BLM "protesters", but more murderous. (but only stupid commenters believe there could possibly be war crimes)

Lots of murdered civilians though, shelling of high rise apartments, video of murders ... not that the dirty money running through Ukraine is anything clean either, or whatever the globalist plan is for pushing all this. sheesh ... what a mess.

Posted by: illiniwek at May 12, 2022 11:03 PM (Cus5s)

147 Would love to see both Palin and Barnette in the Senate

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at May 12, 2022 11:03 PM (kf6Ak)

148 watching Jenner try to cut a cucumber is like watching Dr. Oz try to shoot a gun.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 12, 2022 11:02 PM (r46W7)


I'm waiting for her to show up on the next season of "Worst Cooks in America".

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at May 12, 2022 11:04 PM (ZSK0i)

149 Ukraine says they are going to prosecute sellers and buyers of their stolen wheat.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 12, 2022 10:53 PM (GLpYJ)

And Russia will prosecute buyers and sellers of all those stolen... I mean... seized Yachts?

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 12, 2022 11:04 PM (oHd/0)

150 A vote for anyone else in the Primary is a vote against Victory in the Fall!"

Sorry, Boss, but they had to truck in 900,000 votes to defeat you in PA in 2020. Barnette can do fine if we keep an eye on things.

Posted by: t-bird at May 12, 2022 11:05 PM (4akfh)

151 How do you say "Ronson" in Russian?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 12, 2022 11:03 PM



Ронсон

Posted by: Zettai at May 12, 2022 11:05 PM (E98Rf)

152 I would not want to be on the detail tasked with gathering "remains" out of that T-72.

Charred paste, and *maybe* the dogtags survived. *maybe*


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 12, 2022 11:06 PM (QzJWU)

153 141 Israelis?

Posted by: Zettai at May 12, 2022 10:46 PM (cqbaT)

Considered them but the headgear doesn't match well. I'll try again.

Posted by: Javems at May 12, 2022 11:02 PM (AmoqO)

Not that I see. Might be some locally made stuff from who knows where.

Posted by: Javems at May 12, 2022 11:07 PM (AmoqO)

154 I for one do not believe the time of the tank is over. The most effective army is the one that fights as a combined arms team. That is infantry, armor, artillery, engineers and aviation fighting together, each taking out their respective part of the enemy. Supported by good communications, air defense, and battlefield intelligence.
Infantry and artillery clean out the antitank systems, armor provides maneuver and firepower and shock. Aviation strikes deep, protects our troops, and stops enemy movement. (Army and Air Force)
Communication allows for coordination and rapid changes to developing situations. I tel tells commanders where the enemy is and what they are doing.
Last comment...superior training and leadership can make up for a lot of shortfalls n any of these.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 12, 2022 11:07 PM (anj39)

155 watching Jenner try to cut a cucumber is like watching Dr. Oz try to shoot a gun. Posted by: Tom Servo

I'm waiting for her to show up on the next season of "Worst Cooks in America". Posted by: Additional Blond Agent

Speaking of Worst Cooks in America...
https://tinyurl.com/y39jww87

Posted by: Lost In Space at May 12, 2022 11:07 PM (2mSQi)

156 147 Would love to see both Palin and Barnette in the Senate

The beginnings of a dream team senate.

Related note, pray for SCOTUS. Overturning R v W could be a spiritual turning for our nation.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 12, 2022 11:08 PM (IDhUW)

157 I've found another photo on the net of the destruction unleashed on a Russian tank battalion at the Siverskyi Donets crossing. (twitter link)

https://tinyurl.com/yckrubv3

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 12, 2022 11:09 PM (r46W7)

158 For those of you who enjoyed the opening story of Pardos Push, here is another incident from Jack Broughton in Thud Ridge, where a tanker saves two F105s by pulling them along in the air and refueling them after their engines die from lack of fuel (remove space)

https://www.worldhistory.biz/world-war-ii/10006- from-thud-ridge.html

Posted by: Slash Buzz at May 12, 2022 11:10 PM (tjGJt)

159 Speaking of Worst Cooks in America...
https://tinyurl.com/y39jww87
Posted by: Lost In Space at May 12, 2022 11:07 PM (2mSQi)


On the followup side of that, she was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at May 12, 2022 11:10 PM (ZSK0i)

160 Related note, pray for SCOTUS. Overturning R v W could be a spiritual turning for our nation.
Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 12, 2022 11:08 PM (IDhUW)

Unfortunately, the states will be trying to outdo each other on how bloodthirsty they can get

Posted by: a dude in MI, size Ultra MAGA at May 12, 2022 11:10 PM (+I6Y/)

161 A democrat would never say this against another democrat.

Democrats don’t have to. They have the press behind them to cover up problems with their past. Republicans need to learn that they do not have a pass from the press and either get in front of it or don’t do stupid to begin with.

Hoping that it won’t come up if other Republicans just shut up about it is a losing strategy.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at May 12, 2022 11:10 PM (U+Oxn)

162 We stand with the wheat!!! *hic*

Posted by: Suburban Wine Moms at May 12, 2022 11:11 PM (Xrfse)

163 Birth should kill both the baby and the mother every time. But it doesn't. It's miraculous.

Posted by: Tonypete



Just more proof that we are designed and didn't just crawl outta the mud and then slowly mutate our way into being a successful creature.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 12, 2022 11:11 PM (L0j+V)

164 pray for SCOTUS.

***

Praying

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at May 12, 2022 11:11 PM (kf6Ak)

165 I've found another photo on the net of the destruction unleashed on a Russian tank battalion at the Siverskyi Donets crossing. (twitter link)

Those tanks look like caribou after a date with a grizzly bear.

Posted by: Lost In Space at May 12, 2022 11:12 PM (2mSQi)

166 Hope everyone is well. Three months into the new job and 3 1/2 months with the gf. Things are going relatively well, I suppose.

Posted by: Broseidon at May 12, 2022 11:13 PM (YGpR8)

167
Posted by: Zettai at May 12, 2022 11:05 PM (E98Rf)

"It lights the first time, every time"

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 12, 2022 11:14 PM (/U27+)

168 How do you say "Ronson" in Russian?
Posted by: Hadrian
--------
'Zippo'

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 12, 2022 11:14 PM (BTIcB)

169 Some unhappy news, John Leo, RIP.

I used to read his articles pretty frequently.

https://www.manhattan-institute.org/
in-memoriam-john-leo

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at May 12, 2022 11:15 PM (ZSK0i)

170 Those helmets look like something from Star Wars.

Also similar to russian tanker headgear.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 12, 2022 11:15 PM (anj39)

171 166 Hope everyone is well. Three months into the new job and 3 1/2 months with the gf. Things are going relatively well, I suppose.
Posted by: Broseidon

Is this a new gf?

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at May 12, 2022 11:15 PM (kf6Ak)

172 All the world's a scam,
And all the politicians merely grifters;
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one politico in his time plays many parts,
His acts being several ages. At first the reformer,
Griping and tweeting about the establishment;
And then the whining Patriot, with his flag
And lying, whoring face, slimy like a snail
Willingly to graft. And then the giver,
Spending like a furnace, with a woeful ballot
Made to his grifters' eyebrow.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 12, 2022 11:15 PM (Ryaf0)

173 Statism...the 2nd largest religion in the States..f..k em.

Posted by: Broken Apple at May 12, 2022 11:15 PM (CLeOy)

174 It's almost like Somebody designed a fantastic method of creating the next generation with an amazing delivery system.

Posted by: TecumsehTea


*FistBump*

Whenever I think of Darwin's ridiculous theory, I think: "Hmmm, so what was the mutation that caused an organism that normally just split to create a new generation into one that had a male and female that each contributed half the DNA to the new generation?"

There isn't any possible way for that to have happened the way Richard Dawkins would argue that it did.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 12, 2022 11:15 PM (L0j+V)

175 Doesn't Kendall Jenner have pretty extensive cucumber experience? Odd that she handles one so poorly.

Posted by: Broseidon at May 12, 2022 11:15 PM (YGpR8)

176 I am not going to vote based on electability in the general. No one can predict that with certainty anyway.

"Electability" is an overrated attribute. Kerry, McCain, and Romney were all touted as being "electable." And one thing I'm sure of: you will never get what you want if you keep voting for what you think other people -- whom you don't even like -- want.

Posted by: Oddbob, SuperMaxiMAGA with Wings at May 12, 2022 11:16 PM (nfrXX)

177 Then a soldier,
Full of fake oaths, and covered in the lard,
Jealous in honour, sudden and quick in quarrel,
Seeking the noble reputation
Feeding others to the cannon's mouth. And then the justice,
In fair round belly with shouts of shoot'em,
With eyes severe and insurrection talk,
Full of wise laws and modern instances;
And so he plays his part. The sixth age shifts
Into the silk and linen wealthy suit,
With spectacles on nose and wallet fullest;

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 12, 2022 11:16 PM (Ryaf0)

178 His youthful hose, well groomed, a grift too wide
For his account to bank, and his big manly voice,
Turning again toward spending bills, family
And friends now in his theft. Last scene of all,
That ends this strange eventful history,
Is monuments to his greatness and two week funerals;
His constituency, sans wealth, sans home, sans freedom, sans everything.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 12, 2022 11:17 PM (Ryaf0)

179 Communication allows for coordination and rapid changes to developing situations. I tel tells commanders where the enemy is and what they are doing.
Last comment...superior training and leadership can make up for a lot of shortfalls n any of these.
Posted by: Diogenes at May 12, 2022 11:07 PM (anj39)

analyses I've seen appear to agree that the original flaw in the Russian's plan of attack is that they never have been able to establish air superiority; the Russians had said they were modernizing their air forces in recent years, but apparently it was all for show and they never really achieved an American style air superiority force. With no air superiority, drones are free to roam and provide targeting information, as well as strike on their own.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 12, 2022 11:17 PM (r46W7)

180 Unfortunately, the states will be trying to outdo each other on how bloodthirsty they can get

Some will, some will choose life. Defining battle lines.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 12, 2022 11:17 PM (IDhUW)

181 I am a little late with this. The 2022 Minnesota High School Hockey Hair video.

https://youtu.be/XW9MJD9Nssw

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga at May 12, 2022 11:20 PM (2mSQi)

182 170 Those helmets look like something from Star Wars.

Also similar to russian tanker headgear.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 12, 2022 11:15 PM (anj39)

Ha! Star wars it is. Knew I'd seen something like that somewhere.

Posted by: Javems at May 12, 2022 11:20 PM (AmoqO)

183
Unfortunately, the states will be trying to outdo each other on how bloodthirsty they can get
Posted by: a dude in MI, size Ultra MAGA


They've been doing that for a long time. This will kick that into hyper drive though.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 12, 2022 11:20 PM (63Dwl)

184 You know who else everyone insisted was unelectable? Trump in 2016.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at May 12, 2022 11:21 PM (KFhLj)

185 Concur Tom.
I think we are seeing that the Russians aren't nearly the foe we have thought them to be.
And I've always said there is a fortune to be made for whoever develops an effective counter-drone system.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 12, 2022 11:21 PM (anj39)

186 >>> I had to lay back on coffee, but I still keep lots in the pantry. In the burning times, it might be a decent barter item...
Posted by: COMountainMarie at May 12, 2022 10:59 PM (tO+ht)

Thonking about it, I'm pretty sure I'd come up with about eight pounds of coffee total in the house right now. That's going to last my wife and me a good long time.

Posted by: banana Dream at May 12, 2022 11:22 PM (0fVbu)

187 Jury duty has been a brief topic some time in the last couple of nights. I wondered to myself at the time why it has been so long since I was called. Must have jinxed things, today, in the mail, a jury summons.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 12, 2022 11:22 PM (tAjbr)

188 Trump was the least electable person in 2016.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 12, 2022 11:22 PM (63Dwl)

189 Vmom - No, same one. I'm at peace with what happened earlier...at least as much peace as I'll attain. But we're already doing couples therapy so I think it won't last the year.

Posted by: Broseidon at May 12, 2022 11:23 PM (YGpR8)

190 Thonking, I guess it's time for bed. Goodnight everybody

Posted by: banana Dream at May 12, 2022 11:23 PM (0fVbu)

191
I think we are seeing that the Russians aren't nearly the foe we have thought them to be.

___________

Yet all the Goodthinkers would have us believe they would be storming to the Rhine.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 12, 2022 11:23 PM (/U27+)

192 After 2020, 'electable' means something different.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 12, 2022 11:24 PM (Ryaf0)

193 But we're already doing couples therapy so I think it won't last the year.
Posted by: Broseidon

{{{Broseidon}}}

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at May 12, 2022 11:25 PM (/crfU)

194 They appear to be dropping a stick of women out of the plane,


Women? They look more like little girls.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 12, 2022 11:25 PM (GLpYJ)

195 180 Unfortunately, the states will be trying to outdo each other on how bloodthirsty they can get

Some will, some will choose life. Defining battle lines.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at May 12, 2022 11:17 PM (IDhUW)

I think congress (dems) will find a law they can get behind to put federal law back in charge. They have until October to work one out.

Posted by: Javems at May 12, 2022 11:27 PM (AmoqO)

196 I apologize for saying Insom is "fine", as it's a shame if it's depression keeping him away. He is missed. I just meant he's "around" and didnt simply disappear, which would be worrying indeed. Hopefully some people here are in touch with him and can keep him on the straight and narrow.

Funnily enough I identify with his "mom" issues. Mine has been a problem all my life. Possible Borderline Personality Disorder.

Posted by: ... at May 12, 2022 11:27 PM (dscaa)

197 121 He's wrong. Oz wouldn't win in the general.

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at May 12, 2022 10:51 PM
---------------------

PA is pretty liberal, Dr. Od might be a good sell.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 12, 2022 11:29 PM (GLpYJ)

198 Here was a fun story.

Researchers say women aren't fairly represented in the naming of newly discovered species of parasitic worms.

Strangely, I find myself agreeing with feminists. I believe that all parasitic worms should be named after women.

https://tinyurl.com/yck8xrdz

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 12, 2022 11:30 PM (Ryaf0)

199 This sort of thing has always been the problem with Trump and is also part of his charm. He's an old school guy so he exhibits good old school values..but it also makes him.slow to accept new realities (like most Republican voters WANT to vote for ultra MAGA candidates and if the media bashes someone it will.most likely make them more popular with the voters who aren't Dem) and that the GOPe must be removed is more important than even "Republcan" victories. Imagine what the Dems.would be saying if a Republican president and congress had been presiding over the last two years. Note the mostly crickets from.the GOP establishmemt. Should tell you something.

Posted by: azjaeger at May 12, 2022 11:31 PM (3/XaG)

200 Wikipedia says plastic army men were first created in 1938, but really took off when toy soldiers made out of lead were banned in 1942. Doesn't say whether that was because of safety or the need for lead as war materiel. I'm betting the latter. That would have been way too early for the "helicopter parent" movement to be a thing.

After WWII, the molds were modified to replace the WWI-style helmets with WWII "piss pot" style helmets.

All the ones I ever had were green, but a buddy of mine had a set of green ones and a set of gray ones. The gray ones were always the Germans when we played.

The article says that Marx also made them in blue (to represent the French), yellow (to represent the Japanese... that would never fly today), khaki (Brits) and Russians (unspecified color... I would have gone with red). I never saw any of those... just the green ones and the gray ones.

Posted by: Mazola Commercial with Elizabeth Warren at May 12, 2022 11:31 PM (bW8dp)

201 Sock off.

And maybe I never saw the French ones because they all ran away before getting to the store?

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 12, 2022 11:32 PM (bW8dp)

202 Sorry Crenshaw was right. The Russians plan on going further past Ukraine. Moldova because they aren't in NATO, then Romania and the Baltics and then Poland. We have troops in all three NATO nations. We didn't think Russia was this bad. We need them to not force us to blow them up, because we would. We need them to fail in Ukraine.

Posted by: Black JEM at May 12, 2022 11:34 PM (LyTO1)

203 We need them to fail in Ukraine.
Posted by: Black JEM at May 12, 2022 11:34 PM (LyTO1)


We need them against China.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at May 12, 2022 11:35 PM (yQpMk)

204 The Japanese ones are still made, from what I can see, but now they're tan rather than yellow.

And yes, the Russian ones are red. Apparently that's not considered racist.

Since yellow is now available, they could use that one for the French.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 12, 2022 11:35 PM (bW8dp)

205 The article says that Marx also made them in blue (to represent the French), yellow (to represent the Japanese... that would never fly today), khaki (Brits) and Russians (unspecified color... I would have gone with red). I never saw any of those... just the green ones and the gray ones.
Posted by: Mazola Commercial with Elizabeth Warren at May 12, 2022 11:31 PM (bW8dp)

I dont see the prone guy with the bent MG on a bent or broken bipod

Posted by: a dude in MI, size Ultra MAGA at May 12, 2022 11:35 PM (+I6Y/)

206 >>Sorry Crenshaw was right. The Russians plan on going further past Ukraine.


Show your evidence.

Crenshaw is never right, btw. He's a grifter. John McCain without the vision.

Posted by: garrett at May 12, 2022 11:35 PM (V5J7y)

207 And you need to define fail. Ukraine is not getting Crimea or the breakaways back.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at May 12, 2022 11:36 PM (yQpMk)

208 Do not know much about tanks. Thought on all tanks the weakest point is the turret. If a round can penetrate the turret junction, does it matter if any ammo goes off? Can any tank crew survive this type of damage or penetration?

Posted by: EdmundBurkesShade at May 12, 2022 11:36 PM (mCh4j)

209 I had a lead soldier foundry in the 50s so it must have been b u l l e t s.

Imagine a little kid with a heating element a ladle to melt the lead in and molds for different soldiers.
Oh, the horror.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 12, 2022 11:37 PM (GLpYJ)

210 We needed Ukraine to get cleaned up and we needed Russia to be an integral part of Europe.

But we failed in that mission and now we are going to suffer.

Posted by: garrett at May 12, 2022 11:37 PM (V5J7y)

211 With Barnette, oddly enough Trump has taken the Ace Position from Ten Years Ago, which is not to run kooky conservatives who will likely lose. And now Ace is (understandably) mad at Trump about it.

I disagreed bigly with Ace on O'Donnell - I wanted to fire that bullet but it was a different time.

And BTW I want Oz to lose if Barnette can't have it, so I'm frankly a little annoyed at Trump - and yet I understand the position, given our past with the O'Donnells of the world.

Posted by: ... at May 12, 2022 11:37 PM (dscaa)

212 Girl paratroopers headgear looks familiar but can't place it. Could be old Russian. They are about the only people to try something crazy like this. Males don't look middle eastern.

Posted by: Javems at May 12, 2022 10:44 PM (AmoqO)


IIRC, the headgear is British airborne helmet, the stuff I see online is called Bungee Training Helmet
I was told going out the belly port in a jump from a Vickers Wimpy will ring your bell on the hatch coaming as the slipstream catches you.
The ladies are in some sort of adventure class, and lucky to jump!

Posted by: Kindltot at May 12, 2022 11:38 PM (xhaym)

213 I sent Little Green Men into Donbas to play in 2014.

Posted by: Poo Tin at May 12, 2022 11:38 PM (Y274z)

214 190
Thonking I'll say - have lovely dreams!

Posted by: COMountainMarie at May 12, 2022 11:38 PM (tO+ht)

215 I one thinks Russia only wants Ukraine
one thinks that Russia today is different
than its ever been.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 12, 2022 11:39 PM (GLpYJ)

216 Do not know much about tanks. Thought on all tanks the weakest point is the turret. If a round can penetrate the turret junction, does it matter if any ammo goes off? Can any tank crew survive this type of damage or penetration?
Posted by: EdmundBurkesShade at May 12, 2022 11:36 PM (mCh4j)

Well, in the comic books, Sgt. Rock was always destroying Tiger tanks by accurately throwing a hand grenade into the gap between the turret and the hull.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 12, 2022 11:39 PM (XqnKU)

217 My question for Crenshaw would be this: how is Russia our enemy, and when did we declare war against them?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 12, 2022 11:40 PM (KZzsI)

218 We will regress back to the mid 1800s. America will have free states and infanticide states.

Posted by: Roy at May 12, 2022 11:40 PM (Ti+Tv)

219 212 Girl paratroopers headgear looks familiar but can't place it. Could be old Russian. They are about the only people to try something crazy like this. Males don't look middle eastern.

Posted by: Javems
------------------

Girl is right term.
Reluctant girl, better term.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 12, 2022 11:40 PM (GLpYJ)

220 In the 60s and 70s the Marx plastic soldiers were the good ones. The generic ones were just the same molds in different colors. Never saw any but US and German but they were different molds, US were green and Germans were grey. No swastika flags for Jerry, they had the German tricolor which confused us as banning the swastika wasn't being done yet. What's entertaining to me is that the standard plastic tank mold is still the immediate postwar M47 in the generic ones I see in Dollar stores... ancient tank and not even that well known any more. The US tanks in the WW2 sets I had in the 70s looked like original WW2 Patton tanks for some reason. The Germans had Panthers. Why they didn't do Shermans I don't know.

Posted by: azjaeger at May 12, 2022 11:40 PM (3/XaG)

221 Barnett has half hour interview out there. She's not impressive. But she's not Oz. Please, not Oz.

Posted by: torabora at May 12, 2022 11:41 PM (Y274z)

222 With no air superiority, drones are free to roam and provide targeting information, as well as strike on their own.

Posted by: Tom Servo



The Russian Army also apparently doesn't trust anyone but their officers to actually know technical stuff, and they don't have a tradition the way we do of pushing responsibility and technical knowledge down the chain as far as it can go. We have USMC Corporals and Army Specialists who exercise more responsibility and have more technical savvy than probably the entire enlisted and the first two officer ranks of the Russian Army.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 12, 2022 11:42 PM (L0j+V)

223 >> My question for Crenshaw would be this: how is Russia our enemy, and when did we declare war against them?


The Russians fucked up the Syrian Rape and Pillage Free-for-All that McCain and the Clintons were planning.

Posted by: garrett at May 12, 2022 11:42 PM (V5J7y)

224 Russia has always been our enemy.
Russia said the will bury us.
They have not take that back.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 12, 2022 11:42 PM (GLpYJ)

225 Hello horde. I'll try to keep up

Posted by: Pete Bog at May 12, 2022 11:42 PM (Jzz++)

226 We needed Ukraine to get cleaned up and we needed Russia to be an integral part of Europe.

But we failed in that mission and now we are going to suffer.
Posted by: garrett at May 12, 2022 11:37 PM (V5J7y)

When the Soviet Union disintegrated, and the Warsaw pact broke up, NATO should have a pan-European pact to stem the islamic invasion.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 12, 2022 11:42 PM (XqnKU)

227 24 The Gulf War was the first Internet War. I was on IRC getting live reports from Israel while Saddam was firing SCUDs at them -- I had told my parents there was an air raid siren going off in Tel Aviv ten minutes before the networks got around to reporting it.

Posted by: Rob Crawford at May 12, 2022 10:13 PM (naEeR)
-

We live here, went through the whole thing, gas masks and sealed rooms, with our very young children at the time.

There was a time or two when my late mother would call from the US to warn us that another SCUD was launched. Then we'd hear the air raid siren start about 5 seconds into her call. Crazy!

I was about a mile away at work when the SCUD payload hit the Ramat Gan area next to Tel Aviv after the SCUD was hit by a Patriot. I had nowhere to shelter except under a bed. Driving back to Jerusalem was a breeze - empty highway all the way home.

Posted by: Biden's Dog at May 12, 2022 11:42 PM (viHpT)

228 For all your plastic army men needs:

https://tinyurl.com/plasticarmymen

They also make pink plastic army women now. It's kinda hard to tell from the pic, but it looks like they just took the standard figures and stuck tits on them.

They also still make cowboys and Indians, which is kinda surprising.

Everything else is there all the way back to the Trojan War.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 12, 2022 11:43 PM (bW8dp)

229 We could pass an Amendment re abortion. Have two competing ones.

We never get to hear why half the abortions are black children. I want Democrats to own that and wear it around their necks.

Posted by: torabora at May 12, 2022 11:44 PM (Y274z)

230 All the ones I ever had were green, but a buddy of mine had a set of green ones and a set of gray ones. The gray ones were always the Germans when we played."

my brother and I were young during the Civil War Centennial, so Dad got us the full set of Civil War soldiers, complete with cannons split rail fences they could hide behind, blue and gray. Those little guys kept popping up even when I was in college!

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 12, 2022 11:44 PM (r46W7)

231 Why they didn't do Shermans I don't know.

Posted by: azjaeger



They made them but they kept "brewing up" before they could package them up.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 12, 2022 11:44 PM (L0j+V)

232 > Imagine a little kid with a heating element a ladle to melt the lead in and molds for different soldiers.

Shit, yeah. That would have been an awesome toy.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 12, 2022 11:44 PM (bW8dp)

233 Everything else is there all the way back to the Trojan War.

There was a war over condoms?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at May 12, 2022 11:44 PM (SchxB)

234 The only analysis going into what people think Russia is planning to do is based on this:

"C'mon. It's Russia."

Call me a skeptic, but that just isn't enough solid evidence for me that their intent is to conquer all of Europe.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 12, 2022 11:44 PM (Ryaf0)

235 Show your evidence.

Crenshaw is never right, btw. He's a grifter. John McCain without the vision.
Posted by: garrett at May 12, 2022 11:35 PM (V5J7y)

I've seen some good commentary about Russian's plans, based around their devotion to their 'homeland doctrine'. Tim Marshall's 'Prisoners of Geography' is one book talking about it. Caspian Report on YouTube is a Russian based (but not pro-war, so far as I can tell) channel that has interesting persepectives.

I expect the Ukrainian war is going to be a long one. And I expect Russia will fix its military defects going forward.

Be pleased to be proven wrong, of course.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards (Logan Tiberius 2012-2021) at May 12, 2022 11:46 PM (xcxpd)

236 "And BTW I want Oz to lose if Barnette can't have it, so I'm frankly a little annoyed at Trump - and yet I understand the position, given our past with the O'Donnells of the world."

I'm annoyed that Trump kept appointing anti-MAGA choices when he had MAGA options, as if he was building some bigger coalition ... but the bigger coalition never happened, it was just GOPe.

that is why I (years ago even) was saying maybe he was protecting Ivanka, or something. He just kept putting in marginal characters ... and yes, he was under full attack, but imo he have in. Maybe he had no other choice ...

So, any way, idk, but real MAGA people are shouting down liberal OZ, and some are saying "we must let Trump run the whole show". I think not ... but maintaining the "MAGA momentum is important" I guess. As long as it is MAGA, not "whatever Trump wants".

Posted by: illiniwek at May 12, 2022 11:46 PM (Cus5s)

237 They also make pink plastic army women now. It's kinda hard to tell from the pic, but it looks like they just took the standard figures and stuck tits on them.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 12, 2022 11:43 PM (bW8dp)

That's completely ridiculous!

Posted by: Rachel Levine at May 12, 2022 11:46 PM (XqnKU)

238 > There was a war over condoms?

Yeah, Achilles and his special friend Patroclus went through a lot of them.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 12, 2022 11:46 PM (bW8dp)

239 #23

Nice find. Chris Stigall interview of Barnett. If you're notin the car with Oz.

Posted by: torabora at May 12, 2022 11:46 PM (Y274z)

240 Russia has always been our enemy.
Russia said the will bury us.
They have not take that back.

False.
Great Britain and more generally illegitimate authority is our foundational enemy. The former we've found common ground with after we taught them what's what.

One leader of the Soviet Union, which no longer exists, said they would bury us. The USSR was not our enemy because their central territory was Russia. They were our enemy because they were authoritarians with global aspirations. That is not true of today's Russia.

It is true of DC and its supporters.

Posted by: Methos at May 12, 2022 11:47 PM (kOpft)

241 >>Call me a skeptic, but that just isn't enough solid evidence for me that their intent is to conquer all of Europe.


Everything they did signaled they were going to take what they needed to connect to Crimea the instant NATO and the US didn't concede to keeping Ukraine out of the fold.

Posted by: garrett at May 12, 2022 11:47 PM (V5J7y)

242 Some days the Democrats put me in a place where I'm not even mad that they are so unfathomably evil that they abort their own voters by the millions.

And I hate the fuckers for it.

Posted by: ... at May 12, 2022 11:47 PM (dscaa)

243 Russia has always been our enemy.
Russia said the will bury us.
They have not take that back.
Posted by: Braenyard at May 12, 2022 11:42 PM (GLpYJ)


I know a guy who was helping the Russians pack up and leave East Germany. The Russian tankers offered them a ride in a tank, and it took a hunt among the tanks at the Russian base to find one that would start.
Then they got a pilot who wanted to give them a ride in a Hind chopper, and after a while of following him around looking into choppers and saying, "Nope I'm not taking this one" they just gave him some cigarettes and said thanks.
The Russians then were bloodthirsty because they had nothing to but bluff at the end. And it is impossible to think that NATO didn't know this.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 12, 2022 11:49 PM (xhaym)

244 #234 if nobody got in his way, Poo Tin would be looking through binoculars at the Cliffs of Dover.

Posted by: torabora at May 12, 2022 11:49 PM (Y274z)

245 Well, in the comic books, Sgt. Rock was always destroying Tiger tanks by accurately throwing a hand grenade into the gap between the turret and the hull.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 12, 2022 11:39 PM (XqnKU)

With an eye and an arm like that, he could clean up on kewpie dolls at the carnival.

Posted by: Count de Monet at May 12, 2022 11:49 PM (4I/2K)

246 Oz is Romney at best. Probably Arlen Specter.

Barnette is Ultra MAGA. Who gives 2 sh!ts if she embellished her resume, if she will vote America First? My God the Dems have Da Nang Dick in there.

Posted by: Paolo, Doctor of Love at May 12, 2022 11:49 PM (Spr0s)

247 https://tinyurl.com/plasticarmymen
***

So cool

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at May 12, 2022 11:50 PM (/crfU)

248 One leader of the Soviet Union, which no longer exists, said they would bury us.

Posted by: Methos at May 12, 2022 11:47 PM (kOpft)

I would also make this distinction - but would additionally argue that they do exist; that their remnants are in fact here, trying to bury us right now, as we speak.

Posted by: ... at May 12, 2022 11:50 PM (dscaa)

249 We could pass an Amendment re abortion.

We could formally recognize citizenship exclusively conferred to children at the moment of conception if either parent is a US citizen, regardless of the location (of conception or birth), and solve two problems at once.

If we were serious.

Posted by: Methos at May 12, 2022 11:50 PM (kOpft)

250

Barnette seems to be too good to be true... She ticks all the right boxes, but it doesn't feel good to me...

Posted by: Zettai at May 12, 2022 11:50 PM (R9CQE)

251 I thought they were throwing kids out of the plane. I think wearing a pathetic blue surgical mask is useless and probably dangerous for jumping.

You would have to throw me out of a plane, I’m not going willingly

Posted by: Gonzotx at May 12, 2022 11:51 PM (t4poC)

252 One leader of the Soviet Union, which no longer exists, said they would bury us."

"Death of Stalin" gave me a whole new view of Kruschev.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 12, 2022 11:51 PM (r46W7)

253 >>#234 if nobody got in his way, Poo Tin would be looking through binoculars at the Cliffs of Dover.


If that isn't a stab at comedy, you need to seek professional help.

Posted by: garrett at May 12, 2022 11:51 PM (V5J7y)

254 It's more like the remnants of the Soviet Union are here, in DC.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at May 12, 2022 11:51 PM (yQpMk)

255 250 On Barnette, she wanted a statue of Obama to be made amd for you to lay for it.

Posted by: Gonzotx at May 12, 2022 11:52 PM (t4poC)

256 I am generally happy to defend Trump on most things. I want nothing to do with POS Oz.

I can see that it's possible Trump is being sensible but it's the kind of sensibility I have zero interest in.

Posted by: ... at May 12, 2022 11:52 PM (dscaa)

257 I had a set of Japanese army men. Japanese uniforms and the guy with the flag was waving a Japanese flag (rising sun pressed into the plastic). They were a higher quality than most.

I also painted some of my green guys and all the German guys black (German guys came in grey), so I had more or less even sides. The sets all came with twice as many Americans as Germans, and I wanted more even battles.

Posted by: Weirddave at May 12, 2022 11:52 PM (VTw5m)

258 One leader of the Soviet Union, which no longer exists, said they would bury us."

"Death of Stalin" gave me a whole new view of Kruschev.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 12, 2022 11:51 PM (r46W7)

It made me hate Beria even more.

Funny movie, though.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards (Logan Tiberius 2012-2021) at May 12, 2022 11:52 PM (xcxpd)

259 >>Barnette seems to be too good to be true... She ticks all the right boxes, but it doesn't feel good to me...


Never ignore your intuition. It will only lead to regret.

Posted by: garrett at May 12, 2022 11:52 PM (V5J7y)

260

Dr Oz has had a road-to-damascus moment...

Posted by: Zettai at May 12, 2022 11:53 PM (R9CQE)

261 Bitter Clinger

Nice.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * Ungovernable at May 12, 2022 11:53 PM (rFHGs)

262 I hope Palin wins

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at May 12, 2022 10:56 PM (kf6Ak)


I hope MurCokeSki loses. The Alaskan Snowblower needs to go down. She can suck a wet fart out of my fartclam.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 12, 2022 11:53 PM (F0YaR)

263 #217
Patton wanted their scalp in 1945. They went on to supply Kim in Korea and Ho in Vietnam.

Much Cold War blood. Poo Tin is soldier of Cold War. Just because they are not Soviet doesn't stop them from being Russian.

Posted by: torabora at May 12, 2022 11:53 PM (Y274z)

264 255 the interview explains it

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at May 12, 2022 11:54 PM (/crfU)

265 Dr Oz has had a road-to-damascus moment...
Posted by: Zettai at May 12, 2022 11:53 PM (R9CQE)

And came through unchanged, it seems.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 12, 2022 11:54 PM (dNqv+)

266 Dr Oz has had a road-to-damascus moment...
Posted by: Zettai at May 12, 2022 11:53 PM (R9CQE)

Has he become a Christian?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 12, 2022 11:54 PM (XqnKU)

267 Imagine a little kid with a heating element a ladle to melt the lead in and molds for different soldiers.

Shit, yeah. That would have been an awesome toy.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 12, 2022 11:44 PM (bW8dp)

We made creepy crawlies with plastic goop in molds and a heating oven. Was also a mold set with fine wire you could lay in the mold to make posable/bendable things. I forget the name of the set.

Posted by: Count de Monet at May 12, 2022 11:54 PM (4I/2K)

268 It's more like the remnants of the Soviet Union are here, in DC.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at May 12, 2022 11:51 PM (yQpMk)

Where the shit else?

Well Seattle, Portland, Austin, Philly, Minnesota, California.................

Posted by: ... at May 12, 2022 11:54 PM (dscaa)

269 >>We could formally recognize citizenship exclusively conferred to children at the moment of conception if either parent is a US citizen, regardless of the location (of conception or birth), and solve two problems at once.


That small mass/clump of cells has inheritance rights. Just not the right to live.

Posted by: garrett at May 12, 2022 11:55 PM (V5J7y)

270 Has Barnette shown her DD214 yet?

Posted by: Braenyard at May 12, 2022 11:55 PM (GLpYJ)

271 #259
Oz doesn't tick any boxes.
His Smollett hug was enough. I wouldn't piss on that guy if he was on fire.

Posted by: torabora at May 12, 2022 11:55 PM (Y274z)

272 The only Jeopardy host I'd accept in Congress is Aaron Rodgers.

Posted by: Broseidon at May 12, 2022 11:56 PM (YGpR8)

273 Never ignore your intuition. It will only lead to regret.

Posted by: garrett at May 12, 2022 11:52 PM (V5J7y)

I have a bad feeling about her too, but a worse feeling about Dr. Nick Mohammed Riviera

Posted by: ... at May 12, 2022 11:56 PM (dscaa)

274 Has Barnette shown her DD214 yet?

Posted by: Braenyard at May 12, 2022 11:55 PM (GLpYJ)

Yes. And it says what she said it does. No surprises.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 12, 2022 11:56 PM (XqnKU)

275 #270 she published her National Guard one.
Honorable Discharge.

Posted by: torabora at May 12, 2022 11:57 PM (Y274z)

276 I'm trying to remember the title of a book I heard about years ago that posited that the Soviet Union's collapse was less about Reagan/St. Pope JPII/Thatcher's secret war against the USSR from 1981 - 91 (see Peter Schweitzer's excellent book on that subject), but really a long-delayed inevitable result of the sheer magnitude of their losses in World War II (39 million total dead) coupled with the number of people Stalin murdered (something like another 30 million), and the physical destruction of Russia/Ukraine/Belarus during that war.

I suppose I'll never find the book, but perhaps I can Horde-Source a title . . .

Posted by: Sharkman at May 12, 2022 11:57 PM (L0j+V)

277 Sadly, the one good option in PA was taken out in family court I believe.

Posted by: garrett at May 12, 2022 11:57 PM (V5J7y)

278 Creepy Crawlers extend across generations, I guess. I had them in the 90s and used them to trigger mom's arachnophobia.

Posted by: Broseidon at May 12, 2022 11:57 PM (YGpR8)

279 Anyone else read the article by that Rabbi that JJ linked this morning? It made my fucking skin crawl.

Dubbed abortion a "passionate issue".

Yeah, something like that.

The wholesale slaughter of innocents tends to bring out the ol' passions in some people.

Posted by: ... at May 12, 2022 11:57 PM (dscaa)

280 Has Barnette shown her DD214 yet?

Posted by: Braenyard at May 12, 2022 11:55 PM



It's in the sidebar...

Posted by: Zettai at May 12, 2022 11:57 PM (R9CQE)

281 "Death of Stalin" gave me a whole new view of Kruschev.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 12, 2022 11:51 PM (r46W7)


L Neil Smith's opinion was that the Soviet leadership were trapped by what they could do without being crushed by their own organization and ideologues as the street sweeper.

The Balls on Khrushchev to come out and say the quiet part out loud, that Stalin was a murderer and cut the hardliners off at the knees, and let him push the NKVD down in importance again. So many were committed to Stalin's cult that they may have risen up against him anyways.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 12, 2022 11:58 PM (xhaym)

282 Everything else is there all the way back to the Trojan War.
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia

There was a war over condoms?
Posted by: Blanco Basura


How did Trojan become a condom brand, anyway?

"Here, we'll give you a gift. Take it in to your well-defended city. And then it'll bust open and our army will come pouring out of it."

Posted by: mikeski at May 12, 2022 11:58 PM (P1f+c)

283

Barnette's DD214:


https://twitter.com/gekaminsky/status/ 1524491257153785860

Posted by: Zettai at May 12, 2022 11:58 PM (R9CQE)

284 266 Dr Oz has had a road-to-damascus moment...
Posted by: Zettai at May 12, 2022 11:53 PM (R9CQE)

Has he become a Christian?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 12, 2022 11:54 PM (XqnKU)

okay, okay, it was more of a road-to-Mecca thing.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 12, 2022 11:59 PM (r46W7)

285 Dr Oz has had a road-to-damascus moment...
Posted by: Zettai at May 12, 2022 11:53 PM (R9CQE)


What, was one of his regular flights into Ankara diverted? Horrible taxi fee I suspect.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 13, 2022 12:00 AM (xhaym)

286 "Here, we'll give you a gift. Take it in to your well-defended city. And then it'll bust open and our army will come pouring out of it."

Posted by: mikeski at May 12, 2022 11:58 PM (P1f+c)

They could have called them Trojan Horse Condoms. I'm sure it was tempting.

Posted by: ... at May 13, 2022 12:00 AM (dscaa)

287 #267
I had the lead mold and melting kit for three WW1 soldiers.
Plus had some pre WW2 ones. Mom threw all that stuff away after I left home.

Posted by: torabora at May 13, 2022 12:00 AM (Y274z)

288 Barnette seems to be too good to be true... She ticks all the right boxes, but it doesn't feel good to me...

Posted by: Zettai at May 12, 2022 11:50 PM (R9CQE)


ALL politicos are like buying a pig in a poke. *aside, I wonder where this homily arises from*

Trump (and ace) have some reservations about her. Fair enough. It's a primary, fer cryin' out loud. Vote your heart in the primary; your survival in the general.

I wanna throw out ALL the bastards.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 13, 2022 12:01 AM (F0YaR)

289 They could have called them Trojan Horse Condoms. I'm sure it was tempting.
Posted by: ... at May 13, 2022 12:00 AM (dscaa)

I don't think a horse condom would have helped that freak in Washington.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 13, 2022 12:02 AM (XqnKU)

290 I think that if Roe v. Wade is overturned (please Lord) the states are going to compete for abortion customers, as discussed briefly here.

The murderous, demonic psychopaths in NY, IL, CA, and a few other really insane states will go full BabyMurderInc the way the Senate tried to do with their bill yesterday.

But a lot of other states will ban it outright and most will put reasonable restrictions on it. And so the murder industry will be tamped down a lot, with more people deciding not to kill their kids, and the ones who still do will wind up gravitating to the more insane places permanently. Getting them away from people who are sane.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 13, 2022 12:02 AM (L0j+V)

291 Never ignore your intuition. It will only lead to regret.

Posted by: garrett at May 12, 2022 11:52 PM (V5J7y)

There are a few things I've learned from Mr. Ballen's videos, and one is to always listen to your gut. Another is to never go to the "second location," no matter what the kidnapper/murderer/weird pig farmer threatens you with. And of course, never hike alone, especially in the Appalachians.

Posted by: pookysgirl, improving everyone's Wisdom score at May 13, 2022 12:03 AM (XKZwp)

292

I don't have particular insights into the Oz v. Barnette controversy, I'm just trusting The Plan -- I must suppose GEOTUS has good reason for his choice -- we may not be able to comprehend it, but there it is!

Posted by: Zettai at May 13, 2022 12:03 AM (/ev0N)

293 Word from the Biden Administration is that they'll gladly resell those bombs in Ukraine for a split of the profits.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at May 13, 2022 12:04 AM (aeMRC)

294 But I'd love to know the purpose of that jump. Training, or some kind of actual deployment/insertion? Fascinating.

Posted by: Jim at May 12, 2022 10:22 PM (QzJWU)


It's a long story. You see, at a restaurant, a Karen demanded to see the manager after getting ice in her water glass. She was not amused. Very much afraid of the Karen, the manager refused to come out of his office. That was when the 911 went out to the KarenKommando, as the on site Karen needed backup ASAP. Fearing for his safety, that manager has now moved to Kiyv.

Posted by: RickZ at May 13, 2022 12:05 AM (ldL4g)

295 I suppose I'll never find the book, but perhaps I can Horde-Source a title . . .
Posted by: Sharkman at May 12, 2022 11:57 PM (L0j+V)


I don't know the name of your book, but I disagree, the Soviet Union collapsed because of central planning being unable to control a market and anticipate all its needs.
GOSPLAN was not able to provide goods and services, and the successful industries were running on a barter system by the factory managers to keep up on parts and materials to use in manufacturing

Posted by: Kindltot at May 13, 2022 12:05 AM (xhaym)

296 Kudos to the nerve and skill of the first-time involuntary pilot. The moral is, next time, drive.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at May 13, 2022 12:06 AM (XG2Fi)

297 Trump's number one goal for the Senate is to get rid of McConnell and put Scott in his place.

He got that vote from Dr. Od before he endorsed him.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 13, 2022 12:06 AM (GLpYJ)

298 sheesh ... what a mess.
Posted by: illiniwek

In total agreement .

Posted by: Sock Monkey * Ungovernable at May 13, 2022 12:06 AM (rFHGs)

299 >> always listen to your gut


Yep.

Warm Fuzzies and Cold Pricklies are a gift coded into your DNA.

Posted by: garrett at May 13, 2022 12:06 AM (V5J7y)

300 I'd like to see Barnette win just because she horrifies all the right people.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 13, 2022 12:07 AM (r46W7)

301 "Barnette seems to be too good to be true... She ticks all the right boxes, but it doesn't feel good to me..."

ha, yeah, raised on a pig farm, too good to be true.

Not fully polished, but I think fully MAGA. As she said "we were MAGA before Trump". and that is true, Trump picked up border control from Ann Coulter's book, played the theme, but failed to put in the right people to implement. ...

In 2015 she made some remarks that may be imperfect (Islam and Sharia are not identical, but close enough ... and Christianity and gay rights and at odds, yet Grenell brags at how he is full Christian, raised evangelical ... as if there is no conflict at all there)

She can win imo ... Oz is not MAGA, wrong for Trump to demand "His FlocK" obey his choice. imo ...

Posted by: illiniwek at May 13, 2022 12:08 AM (Cus5s)

302 The artillery shell thing is funny as hell.

I remember being on the Golan Heights. The trails were lined with warnings about stepping off the marked route because of unexploded land mines.

Where is Princess Di when you need her?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at May 13, 2022 12:08 AM (XG2Fi)

303 >>I'd like to see Barnette win just because she horrifies all the right people.


As long as PA goes R, I could care less.

We have our own sumbag Senator to worry about, here.

Posted by: garrett at May 13, 2022 12:09 AM (V5J7y)

304 294 But I'd love to know the purpose of that jump. Training, or some kind of actual deployment/insertion? Fascinating.

Posted by: Jim at May 12, 2022 10:22 PM (QzJWU)

I kept expecting someone to get tossed out without their chute.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 13, 2022 12:09 AM (r46W7)

305

Jack Posobiec on Tw*tter has flipped out and become a complete arsehole over The President's endorsement of Oz... I read Posobiec every day and it's become disturbing!

Posted by: Zettai at May 13, 2022 12:09 AM (/ev0N)

306 300 I'd like to see Barnette win just because she horrifies all the right people.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 13, 2022 12:07 AM (r46W7)

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Yeah, I'm with you on this.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at May 13, 2022 12:10 AM (XG2Fi)

307 When I was like 9, Gramps (Tank Corps, Phillipines) gave me a whole box of 50 Cal Loads that he had brought home.

All of them Live Rounds.

Posted by: garrett at May 13, 2022 12:10 AM (V5J7y)

308 I kept expecting someone to get tossed out without their chute.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 13, 2022 12:09 AM (r46W7)

Maybe it's an Aero Pinochet training exercise?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 13, 2022 12:11 AM (XqnKU)

309 308 I kept expecting someone to get tossed out without their chute.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 13, 2022 12:09 AM (r46W7)

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Remember the Alamo!

Posted by: Disembodied Punchlines at May 13, 2022 12:11 AM (XG2Fi)

310 I'm trying to remember the title of a book I heard about years ago that posited that the Soviet Union's collapse was less about Reagan/St. Pope JPII/Thatcher's secret war against the USSR from 1981 - 91 (see Peter Schweitzer's excellent book on that subject), but really a long-delayed inevitable result of the sheer magnitude of their losses in World War II (39 million total dead) coupled with the number of people Stalin murdered (something like another 30 million), and the physical destruction of Russia/Ukraine/Belarus during that war.

Absent WWII, I think the USSR would have collapsed by the late 50s. The war removed an entire generation of young men who would have been unhappy under communism, and prone to revolts. It also gave the Soviets a lot of cultural and political capital, and left an entire generation of survivors to broken to resist very well.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at May 13, 2022 12:11 AM (wmDcS)

311 Warm Fuzzies and Cold Pricklies are a gift coded into your DNA.

Posted by: garrett at May 13, 2022 12:06 AM (V5J7y)

I tried this as a pickup line. Didn't work.

Posted by: ... at May 13, 2022 12:12 AM (dscaa)

312 I think those ladies paid good money to be chucked out of that plane.
Adventure Fun Camps.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 13, 2022 12:12 AM (xhaym)

313 Good Night, Horde.
Not much to say tonight.
I'll probably dream about being a caribou chased by a grizzly bear. Or being a grizzly bear chasing after a caribou.

Posted by: Theodore at May 13, 2022 12:13 AM (GJnvT)

314 Trump said she's got some things she needs to clear up.

He's done research on her. Says if she clears it up he's on her side.

That's clean upfront.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 13, 2022 12:13 AM (GLpYJ)

315 >>I tried this as a pickup line. Didn't work.


You should have bought her a shot of Bourbon instead of that Daquiri.

Posted by: garrett at May 13, 2022 12:14 AM (V5J7y)

316 The USSR was not our enemy because their central territory was Russia. They were our enemy because they were authoritarians with global aspirations. That is not true of today's Russia.

Posted by: Methos at May 12, 2022 11:47 PM (kOpft)


Invading Archangel and Vladivostok during the Russian Civil War (post WWI), taking the side of the Whites, did not endear us to the Soviets; in fact, it kind of made them our enemy. Plus, Stalin was extremely paranoid and those invasions fed his, and leaders after him, paranoia about the West. On top of that was the whole communism 'global conquering' issue.

Posted by: RickZ at May 13, 2022 12:15 AM (ldL4g)

317 So when I heard about the baby formula shortage, I told my girlfriend to quit whining and to get her fat ass down to the county dump and milk those mama-grizzlies rooting around in the green bins.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at May 13, 2022 12:15 AM (aeMRC)

318 314 Trump said she's got some things she needs to clear up.

He's done research on her. Says if she clears it up he's on her side.

That's clean upfront.
Posted by: Braenyard at May 13, 2022 12:13 AM (GLpYJ)

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Really? He'd toss Dr. Oprah over?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at May 13, 2022 12:15 AM (XG2Fi)

319 All of them Live Rounds.
Posted by: garrett at May 13, 2022 12:10 AM (V5J7y)


Grampie gave my half brother a 3 round Lebel clip that he had from WWI. Those rounds I think were still Poudre B, which is pretty much guncotton. Far more unstable than WWII .50 Cal.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 13, 2022 12:15 AM (xhaym)

320 Now do China, or do your buddies in the WEF not want that?

The Ukraine war is in many ways a chance to test out new technologies, tactics, and procedures for supplying Taiwan and other Pacific Rim nations against a Chinese threat. My guess is that every Pacific nation is reevaluating everything they thought they knew about how a conflict with China would go in light of the Russian difficulties in Ukraine.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at May 13, 2022 12:15 AM (wmDcS)

321 ...That's clean upfront.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 13, 2022 12:13 AM



Indeed! This coupled with his explanation for his endorsement in the first place are enough for me...

Posted by: Zettai at May 13, 2022 12:16 AM (/ev0N)

322 314 Trump said she's got some things she needs to clear up.

He's done research on her. Says if she clears it up he's on her side.

That's clean upfront.
Posted by: Braenyard at May 13, 2022 12:13 AM (GLpYJ)

So apparently he's done more research on her than on anyone he ever appointed.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 13, 2022 12:16 AM (r46W7)

323 All of them Live Rounds.
Posted by: garrett at May 13, 2022 12:10 AM (V5J7y)

Grampie gave my half brother a 3 round Lebel clip that he had from WWI. Those rounds I think were still Poudre B, which is pretty much guncotton. Far more unstable than WWII .50 Cal.
Posted by: Kindltot at May 13, 2022 12:15 AM (xhaym)

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When I was teething my babysitter gave me a live RPG round to chew on.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at May 13, 2022 12:17 AM (XG2Fi)

324 Trump is usually smarter and more with it than most people, even on our side, give him credit for.

We're "supposed" to pick the most conservative person that's electable (to the extent we can still predict what electable is). It's not a bad rule in theory.

But I don't count Raging Democrats Dressed Up as Republicans in that. We have more than enough of those. Dr. Shit can go suck an egg until I hear something out of his mealy shit-and-piss-filled mouth that doesn't sound like total horsecrap.

Posted by: ... at May 13, 2022 12:17 AM (dscaa)

325 "He's done research on her. Says if she clears it up he's on her side. That's clean upfront." Posted by: Braenyard

He left some daylight, but he meant for future races, he said she will lose in the general in this one. But I guess if she wins Trump would support her.

Posted by: illiniwek at May 13, 2022 12:18 AM (Cus5s)

326 >>Grampie gave my half brother a 3 round Lebel clip that he had from WWI. Those rounds I think were still Poudre B, which is pretty much guncotton. Far more unstable than WWII .50 Cal.


Hell yeah.

Still. Dad wasn't stoked he handed me a box of live rounds, so we pulled all the bullets and emptied the shells out. Ton of powder in those things.

Posted by: garrett at May 13, 2022 12:19 AM (V5J7y)

327 I've never quite understood all the outpouring of support for the post coup Ukrainian govt. They've never struck me as being any more than corrupt grifting amateurish street thugs. Yeah yeah....Russia is a rival. But, we also have no business meddling in the affairs of their next door neighbor, either. As I see it, Ukraine has, unlike Russia, very much meddled in at least 2 presidential elections, did what they could to assist in impeaching Trump, and have pretty much made a complete mess of things internally by alienating almost half their own country. The only thing that surprises me is Russia waiting this long to say enough is enough.

Posted by: Theskepticalschnauzer aka THELonebadger at May 13, 2022 12:19 AM (lIDCz)

328 So apparently he's done more research on her than on anyone he ever appointed.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 13, 2022 12:16 AM (r46W7)


His appointments had to go through a Senate full of GOPe who hoped he would be a fluke.

It looks like his goal by 2024 is to have a lot more support.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at May 13, 2022 12:19 AM (wmDcS)

329 You should have bought her a shot of Bourbon instead of that Daquiri.

Posted by: garrett at May 13, 2022 12:14 AM (V5J7y)

And on top of that they frosted the glass. Fuck.

Posted by: ... at May 13, 2022 12:20 AM (dscaa)

330 So apparently he's done more research on her than on anyone he ever appointed.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 13, 2022 12:16 AM



GEOTUS now understands the true extent of the "deep state", and now so do we!

He needs us and we need him, so TRUST. THE. PLAN!

Posted by: Zettai at May 13, 2022 12:20 AM (TXKq5)

331 World Traveler mercenary pro tip......Never Ever put your unexploded ordanance in carry on.

Posted by: Whistling past the Graveyard at May 13, 2022 12:20 AM (cCxiu)

332 So apparently he's done more research on her than on anyone he ever appointed.
Posted by: Tom Servo
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No, he's done enough research on her to cause him to back off.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 13, 2022 12:20 AM (GLpYJ)

333 How do you say Banana Daiquiri?

Posted by: Fredo Corleone at May 13, 2022 12:21 AM (XG2Fi)

334
When I was teething my babysitter gave me a live RPG round to chew on.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at May 13, 2022 12:17 AM (XG2Fi)


You were fine, Your little baby arms and toothless jaws were too weak to trigger the primer or the detonator.
Shoot, you probably were also too uncoordinated at that age to unscrew the base and pull the little ceramic bead on a chain to trigger the fuse on the potato masher grenade

Posted by: Kindltot at May 13, 2022 12:22 AM (xhaym)

335

I usually hope to avoid politics on the ONT...

I much prefer course humour and insipid puns!

Posted by: Zettai at May 13, 2022 12:22 AM (TXKq5)

336 So apparently he's done more research on her than on anyone he ever appointed.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 13, 2022 12:16 AM (r46W7)

A man lives and learns.

Posted by: MkY at May 13, 2022 12:23 AM (cPGH3)

337 I much prefer course humour and insipid puns!

Posted by: Zettai at May 13, 2022 12:22 AM (TXKq5)

Those are par for the coarse around here.

Posted by: ... at May 13, 2022 12:23 AM (dscaa)

338 Daddy could have said let's pack up the prize and put it in a safe place.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 13, 2022 12:24 AM (GLpYJ)

339 I much prefer course humour and insipid puns!
Posted by: Zettai at May 13, 2022 12:22 AM (TXKq5)

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Insipid?

WTAF, man?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at May 13, 2022 12:25 AM (XG2Fi)

340

Did I say "insipid"?? I meant "very clever"!!

Posted by: Zettai at May 13, 2022 12:25 AM (TXKq5)

341 That Ward Carroll guy is a complete douchebag.

Posted by: FriscoYoda at May 13, 2022 12:26 AM (S7une)

342 I assumed you meant insouciant

Posted by: garrett at May 13, 2022 12:27 AM (V5J7y)

343 But a lot of other states will ban it outright and most will put reasonable restrictions on it.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 13, 2022 12:02 AM (L0j+V)


As much as the left love Europe for the things they like, if we had abortion here based upon European laws, they'd still go apeshit. We really are Sodom and Gomorrah, spiced with a little Moloch mixed with the Mayan love of cutting out beating hearts, when it comes to baby killing here in the US.

I understand abortion can be necessary, but i do not understand the passionate nature of those who scream their desire for easier 'on demand' abortion laws, even laws to allow killing babies after birth. Well, except for their hating Western Civilization. But other than that, I just don't get it.

Posted by: RickZ at May 13, 2022 12:28 AM (ldL4g)

344 Course humor usually involves a Tiger Woods joke.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at May 13, 2022 12:28 AM (XG2Fi)

345 As much as the left love Europe for the things they like, if we had abortion here based upon European laws, they'd still go apeshit. We really are Sodom and Gomorrah, spiced with a little Moloch mixed with the Mayan love of cutting out beating hearts, when it comes to baby killing here in the US.


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Hey, don't forget us.

Posted by: The Spartans at May 13, 2022 12:29 AM (XG2Fi)

346 Course humor usually involves a Tiger Woods joke.

On another track, it could involve Dick Trickle.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at May 13, 2022 12:29 AM (SchxB)

347 Has anything ever been described as "sipid"?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 13, 2022 12:30 AM (XqnKU)

348

Paige Spiranac > Tiger Woods

Posted by: Zettai at May 13, 2022 12:31 AM (TXKq5)

349 347 Has anything ever been described as "sipid"?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 13, 2022 12:30 AM (XqnKU)

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That question is barely scrutable.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at May 13, 2022 12:31 AM (XG2Fi)

350 Welp, it's past time for me
Y'all have a good evening
'night.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 13, 2022 12:31 AM (GLpYJ)

351 I understand abortion can be necessary, but i do not understand the passionate nature of those who scream their desire for easier 'on demand' abortion laws, even laws to allow killing babies after birth. Well, except for their hating Western Civilization. But other than that, I just don't get it.
Posted by: RickZ at May 13, 2022 12:28 AM (ldL4g)

Wokism is their religion, and Abortion is their sacrament.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 13, 2022 12:33 AM (r46W7)

352 So apparently he's done more research on her than on anyone he ever appointed.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 13, 2022 12:16 AM (r46W7)


Laughing so hard because it's true and what, IMAO, made Trump's term in office a gigantic failure. Loyalty is good, but not when your own political appointees are publicly sniping at you.

Posted by: RickZ at May 13, 2022 12:35 AM (ldL4g)

353 Abortion really is horrific. I also do not understand the bloodlust. The only explanation is the demonic. The evil is unmistakable.

Posted by: USNtakim deplorable, now with ultra maga at May 13, 2022 12:38 AM (0OmEj)

354 It is amazing what thinking people will do to avoid having to say what they did is to defend the right to commit murder.
Up to and including committing murder, apparently.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 13, 2022 12:38 AM (xhaym)

355 Wokism is their religion, and Abortion is their sacrament.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 13, 2022 12:33 AM (r46W7)


{SIGH} I guess. So now I'm a Protestant? The remaining Catholic in me shudders at the thought.

Posted by: RickZ at May 13, 2022 12:41 AM (ldL4g)

356 If we were to apply the logic of the "abortion at will, at any time, at no cost to me" crowd it necessarily leads to "I may murder anyone anytime I wish".
I'm thinking it over

Posted by: gourmand du jour, font of unseriousness at May 13, 2022 12:42 AM (jTmQV)

357 Some of the support for abortion is rooted in guilt, the inability to come to terms when you have murdered your own children. I'm convinced that some of the support comes from self hate.

Posted by: USNtakim deplorable, now with ultra maga at May 13, 2022 12:43 AM (0OmEj)

358 Some of the support for abortion is rooted in guilt, the inability to come to terms when you have murdered your own children. I'm convinced that some of the support comes from self hate.
Posted by: USNtakim deplorable, now with ultra maga at May 13, 2022 12:43 AM (0OmEj)

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Yeah, there's some really tragic pathology going on in those hysterical people. Killing your own defenseless child isn't going to resolve it.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at May 13, 2022 12:45 AM (XG2Fi)

359

A deep self-loathing is behind everything the Left does...

Posted by: Zettai at May 13, 2022 12:45 AM (/ev0N)

360 (from the last thread)

Berserker, band Q for you. I asked yesterday but no one waded in:

How is this normally done as it relates to songwriting credit - one bandmember is the primary songwriter but all other members contribute to changes and improvements until it is a monster hit.

Are the others SOL?

Posted by: Tonypete at May 12, 2022 09:36 PM (ifHdv)

Depends on the band. You could have a tight knit group who have members that all give it their all, and usually they all get credit. You get bands where maybe you get 1 or 2 dudes coming up with ideas most of the time, with the others contributing ideas occasionally. You could also have a band with a full blown asshole narcissist that crowds out other ideas and then carries on like he's the band, but isn't actually in control of the band. Some bands just share credit no matter who does what. Some are more fine tuned where credit only goes where credit is due. Some are actual frigging dictatorships where one dude calls all the shots and the rest of the dudes are just hired guns. It is a total clusterfuck of a mixed bag.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 13, 2022 12:45 AM (VwHCD)

361 That Ward Carroll guy is a complete douchebag.

Posted by: FriscoYoda



Maybe so, but he got to do the job I wanted to do for 20 years, while all I did was be a Supply Officer for 4 years and then a lawyer for 18, and he really knows his stuff.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 13, 2022 12:45 AM (8gxrg)

362 308 I kept expecting someone to get tossed out without their chute.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 13, 2022 12:09 AM (r46W7)

Maybe it's an Aero Pinochet training exercise?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 13, 2022 12:11 AM (XqnKU)

If those were congresscritters with no chutes? Id be in the bunk for the rest of the year

Posted by: a dude in MI, size Ultra MAGA at May 13, 2022 12:46 AM (+I6Y/)

363 >>Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 13, 2022 12:45 AM (VwHCD)



That middle section kinda sounded a bit personal.

Posted by: garrett at May 13, 2022 12:47 AM (V5J7y)

364 Well, I put plate and insurance on the little 98 Dodge Dakota today, and drove it to town and back. The 4-banger engine has adequate power; a little harsh at low RPMs but fine at cruising speed. Shifter works fine. Surprisingly good ride for a little truck, very car-like, in fact. Maybe because of the long wheelbase, 132 inches. Steers and stops fine, but the brake pedal is low. Probably needs new pads and shoes; I will deal with this. Interior is kind of cramped, but then I am used to Suburbans. But my Studebaker Lark feels roomier inside.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 13, 2022 12:48 AM (XqnKU)

365 Trump said she's got some things she needs to clear up.

He's done research on her. Says if she clears it up he's on her side.

That's clean upfront.
Posted by: Braenyard at May 13, 2022 12:13 AM

Trump has some things I wanted him to clear up too that he never did but I still voted for him.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at May 13, 2022 12:48 AM (eCqFY)

366 That middle section kinda sounded a bit personal.

Posted by: garrett at May 13, 2022 12:47 AM (V5J7y)


Noticed that, did you? lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 13, 2022 12:48 AM (VwHCD)

367 Trump apparently didn't do any research on Oz.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at May 13, 2022 12:51 AM (eCqFY)

368 DJT endorsed a gun grabbing Muslim, friend of Oprah, who owns 2 passports, recently voted in Turkey, who doesn't even live in Pennsylvania, and is an apologist for all the trans hysteria.
This is a major fook up.

Posted by: gourmand du jour, font of unseriousness at May 13, 2022 12:51 AM (jTmQV)

369 A deep self-loathing is behind everything the Left does...

Posted by: Zettai at May 13, 2022 12:45 AM (/ev0N)

It's envy.

Posted by: ... at May 13, 2022 12:52 AM (dscaa)

370 Interior is kind of cramped, but then I am used to Suburbans. But my Studebaker Lark feels roomier inside.

In the advertising they showed the Dakota as being able to seat three average sized adults across the single seat. It was less than accurate.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at May 13, 2022 12:52 AM (SchxB)

371 Wondering why some people ardently support abortion on demand under all circumstances is like trying to come up with a rational explanation for Satanism. Some people think hell is a fine destination.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at May 13, 2022 12:53 AM (KFhLj)

372 It is amazing what thinking people will do to avoid having to say what they did is to defend the right to commit murder.
Up to and including committing murder, apparently.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 13, 2022 12:38 AM (xhaym)


In college, during one of our dorm room bullshit sessions, one guy said something then that sticks with me to this day, almost 50 years later. He said he supported the death penalty but was against abortion. His reasoning was the person on death row had lived a life and fucked up while the baby had not even had a chance at life but was still condemned to death.

Today, I'd be willing to bet that a majority who are pro-abortion are anti-death penalty.

Posted by: RickZ at May 13, 2022 12:55 AM (ldL4g)

373 In the advertising they showed the Dakota as being able to seat three average sized adults across the single seat. It was less than accurate.
Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at May 13, 2022 12:52 AM (SchxB)

There is a padded bolster between the front bucket seats that could act as a third seat, but it would be cramped. And with the 5-speed on the floor, it would hard to drive with that area occupied.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 13, 2022 12:55 AM (XqnKU)

374 DJT endorsed a gun grabbing Muslim, friend of Oprah, who owns 2 passports, recently voted in Turkey, who doesn't even live in Pennsylvania, and is an apologist for all the trans hysteria.
This is a major fook up.

Posted by: gourmand du jour, font of unseriousness at May 13, 2022 12:51 AM (jTmQV)

You know, it seems that some days he goes to the pisser and just drops his frigging mind in the bowl. Maybe he got some master plan. Who knows, sometimes he really shits the bed. Its like he'll settle on an imperfect block if it gets the building done rather than not have a block at all. I have no clue.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 13, 2022 12:56 AM (VwHCD)

375 Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 13, 2022 12:45 AM (VwHCD)

Does John Fogerty have any place in your post?

Posted by: OrangeEnt at May 13, 2022 12:58 AM (7bRMQ)

376 Other than the rust, my '97 Dakota is still going strong. Standard cab, V6 mag, auto.

Posted by: davidt at May 13, 2022 12:58 AM (sReZj)

377 There is a padded bolster between the front bucket seats that could act as a third seat, but it would be cramped. And with the 5-speed on the floor, it would hard to drive with that area occupied.

It's doable, but you have to be on very good terms with whoever is sitting in the middle. You shouldn't need to be touching anything when you get to fourth gear, but it's uncomfortably close and you do have to keep your shifting arm at a funny angle to avoid contact.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at May 13, 2022 12:58 AM (SchxB)

378 As regards music credits and copyrights, you will find people and corporations who had absolutely nothing to do with the creative process, but they are on the credits for compensation. This has been going on for at least a hundred years.
Example: Irving Mills is credited with many Duke Ellington compositions as a creator.
Irving Mills was Duke's manager. He played no instrument. He wasn't even good looking.
But there he is, collecting royalties.

Posted by: gourmand du jour, font of unseriousness at May 13, 2022 12:59 AM (jTmQV)

379 Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 13, 2022 12:45 AM (VwHCD)

Does John Fogerty have any place in your post?

Posted by: OrangeEnt at May 13, 2022 12:58 AM (7bRMQ)

Uh, I'll take who the fuck is john fogerty for $500 Alex. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 13, 2022 12:59 AM (VwHCD)

380 My best explanation for what Trump did is he calculated early on that Oz will win (and win the general) and wants a chance at an ally.

The problem with this calculation is Oz isn't likely to be much of an ally. But I can just about understand it from that perspective.

Posted by: ... at May 13, 2022 01:00 AM (dscaa)

381 Uh, I'll take who the fuck is john fogerty for $500 Alex. lol

He's the guy that got sued by his old record company for sounding too much like John Fogerty.

Yes, they sued him for sounding like himself.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at May 13, 2022 01:01 AM (SchxB)

382 Other than the rust, my '97 Dakota is still going strong. Standard cab, V6 mag, auto.
Posted by: davidt at May 13, 2022 12:58 AM (sReZj)

Yeah, this puppy has major, major rust in all 4 wheel wells. I am thinking my original plan is still best: discard the body, and put one of my extra Studebaker car or pickup bodies on the frame. It has been done. Won't be breaking any new ground there.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 13, 2022 01:01 AM (XqnKU)

383 My best explanation for what Trump did is he calculated early on that Oz will win (and win the general) and wants a chance at an ally.

The problem with this calculation is Oz isn't likely to be much of an ally. But I can just about understand it from that perspective.

Posted by: ... at May 13, 2022 01:00 AM (dscaa)

The imperfect block.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 13, 2022 01:01 AM (VwHCD)

384 Oz is another Romney.
Do we really need another Romney?

Posted by: gourmand du jour, font of unseriousness at May 13, 2022 01:02 AM (jTmQV)

385 If Barnette wins (and wins) instead, and she is everything she says she is, then Trump gets an ally anyway.

Trump likes setting up win-win situations for himself - it's one of his go-to moves - and this fits that bill. It just looks and feels like shit in the meantime.

Posted by: ... at May 13, 2022 01:02 AM (dscaa)

386 Goodnight, Horde!

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at May 13, 2022 01:02 AM (SchxB)

387 He's the guy that got sued by his old record company for sounding too much like John Fogerty.

Yes, they sued him for sounding like himself.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at May 13, 2022 01:01 AM (SchxB)

Holy shit. Somehow I'm not surprised. The music bizz makes Mos Eisley look like a church choir.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 13, 2022 01:03 AM (VwHCD)

388 Oz is another Romney.
Do we really need another Romney?

Posted by: gourmand du jour, font of unseriousness at May 13, 2022 01:02 AM (jTmQV)

No but you play the cards you are dealt. Trump is not an accidental success.

I'm still annoyed at him about it, but I get it.

Posted by: ... at May 13, 2022 01:03 AM (dscaa)

389 Well, I put plate and insurance on the little 98 Dodge Dakota today, and drove it to town and back. The 4-banger engine has adequate power; a little harsh at low RPMs but fine at cruising speed. Shifter works fine. Surprisingly good ride for a little truck, very car-like, in fact. Maybe because of the long wheelbase, 132 inches. Steers and stops fine, but the brake pedal is low. Probably needs new pads and shoes; I will deal with this. Interior is kind of cramped, but then I am used to Suburbans. But my Studebaker Lark feels roomier inside. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

Owned a 1996 V6 4x4 Limited Slip 5 Speed Dakota for 13 years. It was a trooper. I got rid of it when Our First Marxist President was giving away stupid amounts of money if you bought a new car. I think I got 6K for it. It was a great truck. Enjoy yours.

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga at May 13, 2022 01:04 AM (2mSQi)

390 The music business is a deep dark swamp where good men die quickly in the hallways of power, grasping for breath as their corporate masters garrote them mercilessly.
And then there's the dark side...

Posted by: gourmand du jour, font of unseriousness at May 13, 2022 01:06 AM (jTmQV)

391 Holy shit. Somehow I'm not surprised. The music bizz makes Mos Eisley look like a church choir.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 13, 2022 01:03 AM (VwHCD)

John Fogerty was Creedence Clearwater Revival. Along with brother Tom Fogerty, and several other talented musicians. They had a lot of big hit records.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 13, 2022 01:07 AM (XqnKU)

392 Uh, I'll take who the fuck is john fogerty for $500 Alex. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 13, 2022 12:59 AM (VwHCD)

Oh, the leader of Creedence Clearwater Revival. I ain't as musically inclined as most of you, but I do remember a story that the other band members wanted some of their songs on a record too. JF didn't want that, but he let them have one of the CCR albums. It tanked and he said told you so. Also, when inducted into HOF he wouldn't play with the original band members. He had new backers and the others played without him later.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at May 13, 2022 01:10 AM (7bRMQ)

393 CCR: The California band that were the quintessential swamp rockers.

Posted by: davidt at May 13, 2022 01:10 AM (sReZj)

394 Owned a 1996 V6 4x4 Limited Slip 5 Speed Dakota for 13 years. It was a trooper. I got rid of it when Our First Marxist President was giving away stupid amounts of money if you bought a new car. I think I got 6K for it. It was a great truck. Enjoy yours.
Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga at May 13, 2022 01:04 AM (2mSQi)

Pretty sure this one is limited slip. When I drove it home on Sunday, a friend following me said both rear wheels spun on gravel when I hit the accelerator.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 13, 2022 01:10 AM (XqnKU)

395 a new question on Barnette ... adjunct professor of corporate finance and economics, 2009-2016, Judson University? Also says she has an MBA Finance Fontbonne University.

That is not from her site, but an interview she does say she was adjunct prof (not sure that means much, except she taught I guess) ... for seven years?

Seems feasible, but they are mocking her like it was made up ... I have no idea, except as with the military thing, hard to believe she would just make that up. But why would Trump not just lay out details if he had such facts?

Posted by: illiniwek at May 13, 2022 01:12 AM (Cus5s)

396 JF didn't want that, but he let them have one of the CCR albums. It tanked and he said told you so. Also, when inducted into HOF he wouldn't play with the original band members. He had new backers and the others played without him later.
Posted by: OrangeEnt at May 13, 2022 01:10 AM (7bRMQ)

And, I think I had a copy of the album that tanked, and it was quite fine in its own right. Probably didn't tank on lack of merit, but because some other New Thing was hot.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 13, 2022 01:12 AM (XqnKU)

397
Holy shit. Somehow I'm not surprised. The music bizz makes Mos Eisley look like a church choir.
Posted by: Berserker
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As an aside, I will remind that Harley tried to patent their engine note.

Posted by: Potato, potato at May 13, 2022 01:14 AM (okiAz)

398 John Fogerty was Creedence Clearwater Revival. Along with brother Tom Fogerty, and several other talented musicians. They had a lot of big hit records.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

Fogerty's CCW period songs are now over 50 years old and are still played daily and will be play 50 or more years from now. They are some of the greatest songs written in the 20th century and go toe to toe with very best of that output. In a new direction, Chuck Berry will be remembered 300 years from now for being the defining composter and musician the post WII period of music. Fogerty's songs get to that same place, that is saying a lot.

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga at May 13, 2022 01:15 AM (2mSQi)

399 That is not from her site, but an interview she does say she was adjunct prof (not sure that means much, except she taught I guess) ... for seven years?

Seems feasible, but they are mocking her like it was made up ... I have no idea, except as with the military thing, hard to believe she would just make that up. But why would Trump not just lay out details if he had such facts?

Posted by: illiniwek at May 13, 2022 01:12 AM (Cus5s)

Sounds like that gay guy from ChiTown....

Posted by: OrangeEnt at May 13, 2022 01:15 AM (7bRMQ)

400 Well, bed time for tired Peons. Night, Horde.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 13, 2022 01:15 AM (XqnKU)

401 We have a Senate which is comprised of (among others) DiFi, Patty Murray, Sheldon Whitehouse, Cory Booker, Schumer, Durbin, Stabenow, E. Warren, Sanders, et al.
And you think Barnette would be trouble.
LOL!

Posted by: gourmand du jour, font of unseriousness at May 13, 2022 01:19 AM (jTmQV)

402 Just finished watching "Pray for the Wildcats."

Complete 70s TV movie.

Andy Griffith as the bad guy, Shat as the fired ad exec, Mike Brady as another ad exec, and Marjoe Gortner - who amazingly that time was not the villain.

Angie Dickenson too!

Posted by: OrangeEnt at May 13, 2022 01:21 AM (7bRMQ)

403 Allman Bros

Mountain Jam ...

Posted by: Adriane the Bad Poetry Critic ... at May 13, 2022 01:22 AM (okV1R)

404 I did find that she was a guest speaker at Judson once, but didn't dig deep ... could well be she was a speaker because she had been an adjunct prof (which seems like just a "TA" (teacher assistant that teaches so the prof can just date the coeds and pretend to do research?)

Posted by: illiniwek at May 13, 2022 01:22 AM (Cus5s)

405 Yeah, this puppy has major, major rust in all 4 wheel wells. I am thinking my original plan is still best: discard the body, and put one of my extra Studebaker car or pickup bodies on the frame. It has been done. Won't be breaking any new ground there.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 13, 2022 01:01 AM (XqnKU)

Just for grins... had a college buddy that put a corvette 283 and suspension under a '59 (?) Studebaker pickup.

Posted by: MkY at May 13, 2022 01:24 AM (cPGH3)

406 Uh, I'll take who the fuck is john fogerty for $500 Alex. lol
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 13, 2022 12:59 AM (VwHCD)

That's a little bit pathetic. Where ya been for 50 years?

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at May 13, 2022 01:25 AM (LOVUx)

407 Studebaker had the "hill hold clutch" or was it brake?
Innovative

Posted by: MkY at May 13, 2022 01:26 AM (cPGH3)

408 adjunct prof which seems like just a "TA"

Posted by: illiniwek at May 13, 2022 01:22 AM (Cus5s)


The way I see it, a TA is someone going the academic route, trying to eventually get a Ph.D. An adjunct prof is sort of like a guest speaker, not an academic track position. I still can't figure out how Barry, as an adjunct prof, taught Constitutional law. Says a lot about the whole concept of adjunct profs, though.

Posted by: RickZ at May 13, 2022 01:28 AM (ldL4g)

409 I just listened to Proud Mary again. Classic song.

Posted by: SFGoth at May 13, 2022 01:32 AM (KAi1n)

410 When i jumped, shit moved a lot faster: Go! Go! Go! There was never any space in front of until you got out the door. Never did a 141 jump - all 5 from a 130.

Posted by: SFGoth at May 13, 2022 01:38 AM (KAi1n)

411 That's a little bit pathetic. Where ya been for 50 years?

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief



Playing metal?

Posted by: Sharkman at May 13, 2022 01:39 AM (FXaFS)

412 Crap, i forgot to get applebutter at safeway. They have this kosher kind that has no added sugar. Love to dip a hearty piece of bread in it.

Posted by: SFGoth at May 13, 2022 01:41 AM (KAi1n)

413 " I still can't figure out how Barry, as an adjunct prof, taught Constitutional law. Says a lot about the whole concept of adjunct profs, though."

yeah, good point. the guest speaker thing she did was a Bible teaching ... guess we have a few days to find out more, but so far I still prefer real MAGA to another fake.

Posted by: illiniwek at May 13, 2022 01:41 AM (Cus5s)

414 Good night all.
Wonderful, witty, and whip-smart banter, as usual.
Love you guys!

Posted by: COMountainMarie at May 13, 2022 01:42 AM (tO+ht)

415
There's a bathroom on the right.

Posted by: John Fogerty at May 13, 2022 01:47 AM (Mzdiz)

416
I agree CCR and Fogerty's music is pretty damn good, and will endure. But from I've read, John Fogerty is a major league asshole and dick.

There's a lesson there.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 13, 2022 01:49 AM (Mzdiz)

417 Beethoven himself was, shall we say, unpleasant, at times.

Posted by: gourmand du jour, font of unseriousness at May 13, 2022 01:55 AM (jTmQV)

418 I agree CCR and Fogerty's music is pretty damn good, and will endure. But from I've read, John Fogerty is a major league asshole and dick.

There's a lesson there.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 13, 2022 01:49 AM (Mzdiz)


Whatever do you mean?

Posted by: Sir Paul of the McCartneys at May 13, 2022 01:56 AM (ldL4g)

419 publius.

Correct, and there's a duality there.

Fogarty was major league asshole and dick, and if so much as one musician missed one wee note or whack on the drum, take sixteen! Perfectionist, and they all knew it, going in.

Fogarty was also major league asshole and dick, as to writing credits and front man exposure, blocking (the art of framing the shots) TV gigs, and much else, besides. Control Freak writ LARGE.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 13, 2022 01:57 AM (QzJWU)

420
Now, I've got "Down on the Corner" going in my head. It will go all night long, probably. Might as well crank up CCR, now.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 13, 2022 01:57 AM (Mzdiz)

421 Why the hell does the AI think my post is spam? I'm going to repost it in bits.

Posted by: Weirddave at May 13, 2022 02:00 AM (GpUUo)

422 Went out to the local for a beer. Wasn't there long, I didn't get there until 30 minutes before last call. Spent the night riffing with Nick.

Nick's a bar friend. I wouldn't loan him money, but if he called and said he needed help I'd probably go. He's also a skinny little black guy and gayer than a band full of French horns. He may be a lib, but it's never come up. He may not be, he did like my Che shirt ("Communism killed 100 million people and all I got was this lousy t-shirt").

1/

Posted by: Weirddave at May 13, 2022 02:00 AM (GpUUo)

423 That's who he is. I'm a fat white conservative. That's who I am. And you know what? We sat there all night (well, for half an hour) and busted on each other like guys do. He told about a time he nearly drowned, and I opined that that's cuz gay guys can't swim, they always want to go down. He said that he could go down and it would be so good I'd become a bear. We chatted and laughed and at the end of the night we hugged and said "See you next time".

I can't help thinking that that's the way it should be. And I fucking curse the identity politics that rule this nation to below hell for making sure that it's not, most of the time.

2/

Posted by: Weirddave at May 13, 2022 02:00 AM (GpUUo)

424 Anyhow, I had a good night, and I'm not going to let politics ruin it.

3/

Posted by: Weirddave at May 13, 2022 02:01 AM (GpUUo)

425 "Down on the Corner"

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 13, 2022 01:57 AM (Mzdiz)


$20, same as at Hotel Skeezy on the outskirts of town.

Posted by: RickZ at May 13, 2022 02:01 AM (ldL4g)

426 You won't find many successful music figures who were humble nobodies, hoping to fade in to the wallpaper background.

Posted by: gourmand du jour, font of unseriousness at May 13, 2022 02:02 AM (jTmQV)

427
I doubt I could find it, but there's a video of a live performance of "Bad Moon Rising" by Fogerty. Probably 10 or 15 years ago.

If you listen, he deliberately sings "There's a bathroom on the right" one time.

That's one of the most famous misheard lyrics. There are many other hilarious ones, and they will sometimes cut up and actually sing them for shits and grins.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 13, 2022 02:03 AM (Mzdiz)

428 Sharkman, re #276, i know a book that does make that argument, though i don't know if it's what you're thinking of. I'll look for it.

Posted by: SFGoth at May 13, 2022 02:03 AM (KAi1n)

429 That's a little bit pathetic. Where ya been for 50 years?

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief

Playing metal?

Posted by: Sharkman at May 13, 2022 01:39 AM (FXaFS)

Ding ding..winner.

Don't know anything about him. I know who is is and the band, just couldn't place the name.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 13, 2022 02:05 AM (VwHCD)

430 Why the hell does the AI think my post is spam?

Posted by: Weirddave at May 13, 2022 02:00 AM (GpUUo)


One of the Mysteries of the Minx Universe.

{Holds hands shoulder height palm up, head back, eyes closed} Ahhmm-mmmmmmmm

Posted by: RickZ at May 13, 2022 02:05 AM (ldL4g)

431 423

As it should be.
Good night WD.

Posted by: COMountainMarie at May 13, 2022 02:08 AM (tO+ht)

432 But from I've read, John Fogerty is a major league asshole and dick.

He probably is. I saw him in concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion in about 1985. He was big on "My music, no CCR" in the press. Then, halfway through the concert, the band played the opening bars to Midnight Special. The crowd went NUTS....and they then segued into one of his songs, which one I couldn't tell you. I don't remember any other than Centerfield. It was a massive "fuck you" to the fans that supported him. Still listen to CCR, but have had no interest in Fogerty since.

Posted by: Weirddave at May 13, 2022 02:09 AM (GpUUo)

433 Fogerty was writing some of best music at that time and he knew it. He was also basically backed by a bar band, a good bar band, a really good one, but a bar band. His level of perfection took that band to place could never have reached without him. He was a tough leader, sometimes it is necessary. Look at what was achieved. Fogerty relented on a late album where everyone got a participation trophy. Not one track from it gets played today, it is forgotten as it should be.

I had a drummer friend who got a gig with a jazz guitarist and singer, just the two of them. My friend was a good musician, but he couldn't play at the level the guitar player wanted and he rode my friend's ass into the ground. My friend toughed it out he became a pro. Sometimes that is how it works. Same for CCR.

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga at May 13, 2022 02:09 AM (2mSQi)

434 If your name were Ludwig, you'd have unpleasant streaks too.

Posted by: SFGoth at May 13, 2022 02:10 AM (KAi1n)

435 Hi everyone. Good night, everyone!

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 13, 2022 02:10 AM (m0zqP)

436 >> humble nobodies, hoping to fade in to the wallpaper background.

You don't have to be a shy wallflower, doormat type to not be an asshole. And you can be quite humble even will supreme self-confidence. Richard Feynman is an example. He was very smart and told you so, smart enough to know how dumb he was.

Johnny Cash was also quite humble. Nicest guy you ever met. Yet he realized how good he was. Travis Tritt told a story during an interview about meeting and talking with him. Talked about how personable and well-mannered he was.

Tritt asked him, man, when you come in a room, everyone notices. The conversation stops. How do you do it? . Cash did the "aww shucks" thing, but Tritt presses, I'm serious, how do you do that?

He said Johnny got real serious, and said, "Mystique". The public doesn't need to know everything about you. You maintain some magic, some mystery. Don't bear your soul.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 13, 2022 02:12 AM (Mzdiz)

437 "Yet he realized how good he was...."
So, not humble.
You have to promote yourself.
Because no one else will do it unless you pay them.
It's really rather simple.
If I am not for me, who shall be?
There are millions of talented people who will never be known because they didn't promote themselves.

Posted by: gourmand du jour, font of unseriousness at May 13, 2022 02:16 AM (jTmQV)

438 He said Johnny got real serious, and said, "Mystique". The public doesn't need to know everything about you. You maintain some magic, some mystery. Don't bear your soul.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion

On American IV he did exactly that. That was his last will and testament to the world. The profundity and humanity in those performances still stop me cold when I listen to them. One time on a BDay camping trip with a pack of 8 year old boys in the van someone out of the blue put AIV on. Those kids shut up and just sat there like stunned ducks for the entire album. As soon as it was over they went right back to the scheduled chaos. That means something.

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga at May 13, 2022 02:18 AM (2mSQi)

439 The very best pro musicians exist at level far above.

So also, do the best craftsmen in woods and in metal.

I've seen the photos of Berserker's joinery, woodwork, fit, fitment and finish.

If Stradavarius had ever built a wall mounted bookcase and entertainment installation, he would have strived to have done it as well as Berserker. And take this to the bank. I do nearly Master Level work, myself. Berserker produces at a level Heavens Above me, and that's me NOT putting disrespect onto my own very excellent output.

Respect.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 13, 2022 02:18 AM (QzJWU)

440 If your name were Ludwig, you'd have unpleasant streaks too.

Posted by: SFGoth at May 13, 2022 02:10 AM (KAi1n)


Das ist die Wahrheit!

Posted by: Adolf Schicklgruber at May 13, 2022 02:24 AM (ldL4g)

441 "You have to promote yourself. "
BTW, this advice stands no matter which field you pursue in life.
Goodnight all!

Posted by: gourmand du jour, font of unseriousness at May 13, 2022 02:24 AM (jTmQV)

442 "Yet he realized how good he was...."
So, not humble.
You have to promote yourself.
Because no one else will do it unless you pay them.
It's really rather simple.
If I am not for me, who shall be?
There are millions of talented people who will never be known because they didn't promote themselves.


That's stupid. It's not about promoting yourself, or recognizing your talents, you can do all those things, but ultimately it's about how you treat other people. The Fogerty story I posted above is a good example. He's a talented musician, who created songs that millions of people loved, and when they all paid $50 each to come see him he decided to scream "fuck you!" in their face. That's ego. I'm sure that he has dozens of syncopates and opportunists hanging on his every whim, that's the power of money, but I also bet you that he'll die alone.

Posted by: Weirddave at May 13, 2022 02:26 AM (GpUUo)

443 "Mystique". The public doesn't need to know everything about you. You maintain some magic, some mystery. Don't bear your soul.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 13, 2022 02:12 AM (Mzdiz)


What the fuck does he know? More patriarchy bullshit.

Posted by: The 'Ladies' From The View at May 13, 2022 02:27 AM (ldL4g)

444
Don't tell me how good you are. Show me. And once you do, adopt an aww-shucks, twarn't nothin' demeanor. Those that tell me how good and great they are usually aren't. Dunning-Kruger.

And you seem to be conflating arrogance with "not humble". The most self-confident man in the world, in whatever field, can be humble. The best are.

They realize no matter how much they know, or how good they are at something, they don't know much in the grand scheme of things, and they can be wrong and screw up.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 13, 2022 02:30 AM (Mzdiz)

445 436. Good point there.

Posted by: Quint at May 13, 2022 02:30 AM (YXlMG)

446 Ladies from the View? What do they know?

They sold their souls to Santa, long ago. Hoping for Christmas, only to harvest the Fires of Hell.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 13, 2022 02:30 AM (QzJWU)

447 It is possible to promote yourself without being a dick.
I've done it.
Many have.

Posted by: gourmand du jour, font of unseriousness at May 13, 2022 02:31 AM (jTmQV)

448
The 1a) definition of humble is "not haughty or proud; not arrogant".

Johnny Cash was a humble man. He was nice to other people. He treated people who couldn't do anything for him just the same as those who could.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 13, 2022 02:33 AM (Mzdiz)

449 They sold their souls to Santa, long ago. Hoping for Christmas, only to harvest the Fires of Hell.

Posted by: Jim at May 13, 2022 02:30 AM (QzJWU)


I don't think they do Christmas, Jim. They went straight to human sacrifice, with Hell as an extra added bonus.

Posted by: RickZ at May 13, 2022 02:35 AM (ldL4g)

450 But would Stradavarius have let Ace install one himself...?

Posted by: SFGoth at May 13, 2022 02:36 AM (KAi1n)

451 Jesus was a humble man.

Now, just set a moment and think, he knew he had the power of Almighty God at his hand or his word.

"Humble" is not meekness, subservience or surrender. Nope.

The humble before Christ wear his mantle. And thus His Glory, Power and Majesty. Ain't exactly a wee, retiring and frightened visage, that.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 13, 2022 02:38 AM (QzJWU)

452 I'm sure that he [Fogerty] has dozens of syncopates and opportunists hanging on his every whim, that's the power of money, but I also bet you that he'll die alone.
Posted by: Weirddave

He seems to have a solid marriage and family, there is little chance he will die alone. The bitter end of CCR and the decades of lawsuits that kept him from using his own work had to have an effect. My understanding of Fogerty is he is an OK fellow. Look up his covid videos with his kids, they give you a different insight into him, he is Dad and his kids obviously love him.

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga at May 13, 2022 02:40 AM (2mSQi)

453 Johnny Cash was a humble man. He was nice to other people. He treated people who couldn't do anything for him just the same as those who could.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 13, 2022 02:33 AM (Mzdiz)


I think that humbleness was the secret to his interviewing success as it wasn't about himself. The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson was simply the best late night entertainment I can ever remember. Staying up for his monologue was truly a thing as he called balls and strikes, showing no favorite side of the political aisle.

The stories of comedians to whom he gave a spot on his show are also illuminating as to who Johnny Carson really was. He was a success but he had no problem spreading the chance for success around.

Posted by: RickZ at May 13, 2022 02:44 AM (ldL4g)

454
There is absolutely no comparison of the modern late night talk hosts with Johnny Carson. They aren't fit to lick his boots. One of the classic TV networks runs Tonight Show reruns -- it's funny. Material from the '70s and '80s and I'm laughing. I get it and laugh. 40 years or better, and I'm laughing.

Johnny, Ed, and Doc. Even when Johnny bombed it was funny. Doc might have the band play "Taps". When Carson was bombing, he was still orders of magnitude funnier than any of these assholes today.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 13, 2022 02:49 AM (Mzdiz)

455 Weirddave. I'll go on your bar crawl with you, you go with me on mine. Won't be a yuppie joint to be found, along the way. Dive bars uber alles!

Either way, it's gonna be a bourbonfest and cigarfest of the first order.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 13, 2022 02:49 AM (QzJWU)

456 Johnny Cash was a humble man. He was nice to other people. He treated people who couldn't do anything for him just the same as those who could. Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion

Cash in his early years was a bit of a lout and something of a drug addict for extra points. My take is June gave him a reason to change and he did. His love of her, his family, faith, and earning some wisdom along the way seems to have humbled him. Those American albums after June passed on, especially IV are the meditations of a humble man.

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga at May 13, 2022 02:50 AM (2mSQi)

457
Another great: Jack Benny. My God, again no comparison. Jack Benny probably had the best timing to date of any comedian.

Antenna TV runs the Jack Benny show. Watch it when you get a chance. The man was a riot.

Like Carson, he pissed out more talent in the morning than all the modern idiots have combined.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 13, 2022 02:51 AM (Mzdiz)

458
Johnny Cash used to go on the Billy Graham crusades (that's a dirty word now), and would give his testimony. Watch that if you ever get a chance.

He tells how he hit rock bottom and was going to die. The Devil had him, but he was redeemed.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 13, 2022 02:53 AM (Mzdiz)

459 Notes about post

the turret no way weighs 12t. Maybe 2.

The gear up video is fake audio on a real incident where gear malfunctioned and some wag made a funny.

Armor has been dead for intended purpose since it was invented. It only works against adversaries with smaller guns, and then shaped charge RPG came along and then it was resurrected with reactive armor, but tbh the whole idea has been circling the drain for a while. The loiter is to give the poor bastards time to get JAGoffs in the loop while you wait for them to finish their coffee and read to ROE for approval. So not what made a difference. The big deal was fire and forget which has been around a while and well, you wouldn't get me in one of those boxes. There is a higher turret toss vid out there.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at May 13, 2022 02:58 AM (2fwlk)

460 Not armor, *Tanks*

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at May 13, 2022 02:59 AM (2fwlk)

461
Johnny Cash actually sang some of his songs in German (and other languages). Believe it or not, here's Cash singing the German translation of "I Walk the Line":

https://tinyurl.com/y7spm4v9

He could speak German for shit. He just learned the phonemes and sang it. Well.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 13, 2022 03:07 AM (Mzdiz)

462 Antenna TV runs the Jack Benny show. Watch it when you get a chance. The man was a riot.

Like Carson, he pissed out more talent in the morning than all the modern idiots have combined.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 13, 2022 02:51 AM (Mzdiz)


Thinking about the 'On The Road' stars, Hope and Crosby. Hope was funny and seemed, from a distance of course, like a nice guy who gave of himself for others, especially those USO tours. (And your comment about pissing out more funny in the morning applies to Hope as well.) Crosby had a reputation for being an asshole, a talented asshole, but an asshole nonetheless.

Watching some Hope routines and him making fun of Democrats lets you know plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose. (Can't do any of the diacriticals in that line.)

Posted by: RickZ at May 13, 2022 03:07 AM (ldL4g)

463
Watch the Jack Benny show, and you'll see Bob Hope, George Burns, Carson, and some of the other greats doing guest appearances. They'd sort of appear on each other's shows all the time.

Jack Benny's main schtick was three things. Jack is a tightwad. Jack is old, like really old. Jack plays the violin, really badly.

When Hope would come on, they would usually have a bit where Bob was was insanely rich and vain. One I remember, Jack and Bob are gonna do a show and Jack has to go to Bob's house to rehearse. The house is so big, they have to ride around in golf carts. And then they find out Bob has an indoor 18-hole golf course in his house.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 13, 2022 03:20 AM (Mzdiz)

464 Mornin'
(sips coffee)

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 13, 2022 03:25 AM (sAmhv)

465 From Dailywire: During her weekly press briefing, Pelosi touted a Democrat-backed bill called the "Consumer Fuel Price Gouging Prevention Act," which would allow the president to declare an "energy emergency" giving him the ability to regulate prices by preventing fuel companies from selling their products at prices deemed to be "unconscionably excessive" and "exploiting" such an emergency.

Not content with artificially driving energy prices to the point that the US economy could fail, Pelosi wants to give FJB the power to instantly create untenable shortages. Geezh, it is almost like there is a plan be executed.

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga at May 13, 2022 03:32 AM (2mSQi)

466 Good morning. Too early for coffee, but not for snark.

Too bad there isn't a shortage on adult diapers, then Congress might be forced to act. There's no shortage of ego in Washington.

Posted by: Ultra MAGA Mean Tweets at May 13, 2022 03:37 AM (BOJAx)

467 Not content with artificially driving energy prices to the point that the US economy could fail, Pelosi wants to give FJB the power to instantly create untenable shortages. Geezh, it is almost like there is a plan be executed.

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga at May 13, 2022 03:32 AM (2mSQi)


Yep. Drive up energy prices due to progressive policies, then prevent energy companies from making any money due to the increased costs to do business. At that point, we are only steps away from nationalizing another segment of the economy (like they already did with healthcare).

Going down the road to becoming Venezuela sure sucks.

Posted by: RickZ at May 13, 2022 03:37 AM (ldL4g)

468
Jack Benny died Dec. 26th, 1974. Pancreatic cancer, turned out. He was 80.

At his funeral, George Burns was supposed to give the main eulogy, but broke down a little bit into and couldn't continue. Bob Hope then took over and gave the main eulogy.

He said, "For the undisputed master of comedic timing, this one time his timing was all wrong -- he left us much too soon."

Oh, and Jack actually could play the violin very well. It takes talent to play an instrument poorly and be funny. Same with singing badly. You've got to be good to be funny bad. Otherwise, it ain't too funny, just awful.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 13, 2022 03:38 AM (Mzdiz)

469 Not content with artificially driving energy prices to the point that the US economy could fail, Pelosi wants to give FJB the power to instantly create untenable shortages. Geezh, it is almost like there is a plan be executed

They've demonstrated that don't understand energy productions and how it relates to civilized society. Their paleo ignorance is stunning.

Posted by: Ultra MAGA Mean Tweets at May 13, 2022 03:42 AM (BOJAx)

470
It's the classic third would banana republic shit hole playbook: Cause rampant inflation and blame it on price gougers, hoarder, and wreckers. Institute price controls, cause shortages. Dirty hoarders! Kill them all.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 13, 2022 03:45 AM (Mzdiz)

471 I swear autoilliterate was programmed by a progressive. It seems intentionally bad.

Posted by: Ultra MAGA Mean Tweets at May 13, 2022 03:45 AM (BOJAx)

472 During the 20th Century the American culture produced an endless number of excellent comedians. I sometimes think about why this happened. Was it lucky hot streak of history or something else? The reason seems to be rooted in the vaudeville theater where these artists honed their craft by working at it constantly for years and then later being able to show case their razor sharp skills to a mass audience via the films and later TV. This same pattern is seen in music where the greats played lived sets constantly. My sense is talent is rare but not that rare. What is rare is exceptional talent that works at their art like they are going to die tomorrow for years and years. No point to all this, just musing triggered by the comments here tonight.

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga at May 13, 2022 03:49 AM (2mSQi)

473 385 If Barnette wins (and wins) instead, and she is everything she says she is, then Trump gets an ally anyway.

Trump likes setting up win-win situations for himself - it's one of his go-to moves - and this fits that bill.
Posted by: ... at May 13, 2022 01:02 AM (dscaa)

Hmm; could be this is what's going on.

Posted by: m at May 13, 2022 03:49 AM (k8wcX)

474 It's the classic third would banana republic shit hole playbook: Cause rampant inflation and blame it on price gougers, hoarder, and wreckers. Institute price controls, cause shortages. Dirty hoarders! Kill them all

You forgot about nationalizing the industry, then give your crony friends control who can't run a lemonade stand, and watch your country's decline.

Posted by: Ultra MAGA Mean Tweets at May 13, 2022 03:51 AM (BOJAx)

475 Up since 3am more or less

Posted by: Skip at May 13, 2022 03:52 AM (2JoB8)

476 talent is rare but not that rare

How do you explain the 'British Invasion'? Even today, every brit has either an electric guitar and/or a drum kit, but none are The Who, the Rolling Stones or, God help us, the Beatles.

I think talent may be like accordion appreciation -- it skips a generation (or two or three)

Posted by: lurk at May 13, 2022 03:55 AM (MIODZ)

477 Hiya

Posted by: JT at May 13, 2022 03:56 AM (arJlL)

478 I think Kathy is real deal, I'm willing to bet.
Oz is another Mittens, he isn't getting my vote ever.

Posted by: Skip at May 13, 2022 03:57 AM (2JoB8)

479 How do you explain the 'British Invasion'? Even today, every brit has either an electric guitar and/or a drum kit, but none are The Who, the Rolling Stones or, God help us, the Beatles.

Every one of those bands played in clubs constantly and had exceptional role models: American Blues and Rock and Roll. From what I have read the Beatles were a so-so band when the went to Hamburg. There they played something like 8 hours a day for the year or two they were there. When they came back to England they were dead solid musicians, performers, song writers, and as a band, deadly great.

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga at May 13, 2022 03:59 AM (2mSQi)

480 Love's and Pilot truck stops are bracing for impact that will hit in one to two weeks.

They're saying they may have up to 25% of their locations bone dry of diesel.
Meanwhile, we're shipping what we have to Europe.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3ayuAk0Zto

Posted by: SMH that God hasn't lobbed a Texas-sized asteroid at us yet at May 13, 2022 04:00 AM (wbUmG)

481 >> rooted in the vaudeville

Jack Benny got his start there, of course. His biography is interesting. He was born Benjamin Kubelsky. The name Jack Benny sort of evolved over time.

He joined the Navy in WW I and entertained his fellow sailors with the violin. One time, they didn't like it and started booing him. He started ad-libbing comedy in, and it was a hit. That was probably the start of his "bad violin" schtick.

He was indeed the "undisputed master" of comedic timing. Watch him, and you'll see it. His pauses and punchlines were right on the money.

Audiences were so familiar with his character that he didn't even need to elaborate much, or set it up. He could just do something like alluded to his comedic character, and everyone would die laughing.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 13, 2022 04:02 AM (Mzdiz)

482 I'm gonna miss Jen Psaki. She's like a slightly weirder-looking, pathologically dishonest transvestite version of Rocky Dennis. But without all of Rocky's many redeeming qualities.

But still with the penis.

Posted by: Sam Adams at May 13, 2022 04:04 AM (VDbGO)

483 482 I'm gonna miss Jen Psaki.
Posted by: Sam Adams at May 13, 2022 04:04 AM (VDbGO)

!!!

Posted by: m at May 13, 2022 04:06 AM (k8wcX)

484 You don't like watching "The Rocky Dennis Story Hour" every day, featuring Jen Psaki? Are the torrents of lies not entertaining enough for you? Is her elongated, mannish visage not pleasing to your eye? Bet she smells like the world's most badly abused urinal cake.

Posted by: Sam Adams at May 13, 2022 04:09 AM (VDbGO)

485
As an example of how well known Jack's persona was -- episode of George Burns Show (say goodnight, Gracie): George gets a call. Operator on the line, collect call. George: must be New York

Oh, not NYC? Wait what, local call? Who the hell would be calling local collect? Oh, hi, Jack.

Audience dies laughing. Hi, Jack. Didn't even need to mention the full name. Everyone knew it was Jack Benny, 'cause he would be only one tight enough to call collect locally. And to a good friend.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 13, 2022 04:10 AM (Mzdiz)

486 How is it allegedly to our advantage to have Mehmet Oz on "our" side, again?

Posted by: Sam Adams at May 13, 2022 04:11 AM (VDbGO)

487 486 How is it allegedly to our advantage to have Mehmet Oz on "our" side, again?
Posted by: Sam Adams at May 13, 2022 04:11 AM (VDbGO)

2nd amendment?

Posted by: m at May 13, 2022 04:14 AM (k8wcX)

488 When I was in Boot Camp, one of my fellow Boots used to call me Jack Benny; due to my facial expressions.

I never knew I had facial expressions.

Posted by: JT at May 13, 2022 04:14 AM (arJlL)

489 Oz's campaign website:

https://doseofrealitypa.com

Posted by: m at May 13, 2022 04:17 AM (k8wcX)

490 The reason seems to be rooted in the vaudeville theater

Back in the early '80s, I saw Mickey Rooney and Ann Miller on Broadway in 'Sugar Babies'. It was vaudevillian, and quite hilarious.

The ad libs in that show were hysterical. This one scene, Rooney is sitting at a desk in a little boy's uniform, shorts, sailor top, you get it. He's wearing a wig. Somehow, the wig gets knocked off and Rooney turns to the audience and says, "You ever have one of those nights?" Funny as all get out.

Posted by: RickZ at May 13, 2022 04:18 AM (ldL4g)

491 m,

Would you trust him with your 2nd Amendment rights? We can't trust half of the Republican Party. This guy is a total squish. He makes Lindsey Graham seem masculine.

Posted by: Sam Adams at May 13, 2022 04:21 AM (VDbGO)

492 491 m,

Would you trust him with your 2nd Amendment rights? We can't trust half of the Republican Party. This guy is a total squish. He makes Lindsey Graham seem masculine.
Posted by: Sam Adams at May 13, 2022 04:21 AM (VDbGO)

I don't know much about him, or any of the candidates in this race. Hence my question mark: 2nd amendment?

Posted by: m at May 13, 2022 04:23 AM (k8wcX)

493 Aha.

Posted by: Sam Adams at May 13, 2022 04:25 AM (VDbGO)

494
Re Jack's facial expressions: He had a few, some classic ones. He's a show he did in early '74, about a year before he died:

https://tinyurl.com/y2ucsdgp

Johnny Carson comes on, and they have a mock spat. Then Jack Webb and Harry Morgan come on as Joe Friday and Gannon, after an incident on-stage.

You'll see Jack's classic facial expressions. And his timing. Incidentally, this was the last performance of Jack Webb as Joe Friday.

Jack Webb could be hilarious -- he had comedic chops. Dead pan, semi-straight man.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 13, 2022 04:26 AM (Mzdiz)

495 All the Republican Party has shown me over the last couple of decades is that they have absolutely ZERO interest in representing us conservatives, and that they will lie to no end to maintain their power.

These assholes gave us John Boehner. They gave us Paul Ryan. They gave us Kevin McCarthy. They gave us Bitch McConnell. These are as corrupt and dishonest sell-out pieces of shit as you can find. May as well have had Pelosi leading the party.

Posted by: Sam Adams at May 13, 2022 04:27 AM (VDbGO)

496
Speaking of the greats, I recall an episode of the Tonight Show. Johnny had some of the great comedians on, all sitting on the couch for something. They got to talking and the question of who was the best straight man came up.

To a man, they agreed it was Desi Arnaz.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 13, 2022 04:27 AM (Mzdiz)

497 riffing more on the talent and work. A number of the great film noirs were written by people that had been reporters for years before writing scripts. My sense is that writing for newspapers taught them to write lean stories that had hooks and exposed them to the nuances of compromised humanity, and prepared them for Hollwood. Talent is an always welcome trait but it is the constant working at something that transforms it into something remarkable.

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga at May 13, 2022 04:33 AM (2mSQi)

498 Not one person since has come anywhere close to sniffing Johnny Carson's jockstrap. Of course, that was in an era when I genuinely didn't hate everyone in Hollywood.

Posted by: Sam Adams at May 13, 2022 04:34 AM (VDbGO)

499 Don't think you can argue Desi Arnez as the best straight man

Posted by: Skip at May 13, 2022 04:42 AM (2JoB8)

500 494 https://tinyurl.com/y2ucsdgp
Then Jack Webb and Harry Morgan come on as Joe Friday and Gannon, after an incident on-stage.
...
Jack Webb could be hilarious -- he had comedic chops. Dead pan, semi-straight man.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 13, 2022 04:26 AM (Mzdiz)

That's a great Jack Webb bit!

Posted by: m at May 13, 2022 04:43 AM (k8wcX)

501 The Dickless Oprah strikes me as somebody who got bored playing doctor on TV and needed something new to juice his ego. That infamous gun video captures everything I don't like about him. He did that to prove his bona fides as a staunch gun guy but instead it showed him to be about as honest as Sen. War Bonnet when she pulled a beer out the refrigerator. I never spent much time paying attention to him but his liberal leanings still penetrated my awareness. There is an instinctive reason I see him as just another rino who when he gets to DC will immediately fall in line with the crowd that is in government to perpetuate power for themselves while doing exactly nothing that makes a difference.

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga at May 13, 2022 04:43 AM (2mSQi)

502 501 The Dickless Oprah
Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga at May 13, 2022 04:43 AM (2mSQi)

LOL

Posted by: m at May 13, 2022 04:45 AM (k8wcX)

503 Lost in Space,

AMEN.

Posted by: Sam Adams at May 13, 2022 04:47 AM (VDbGO)

504 Comfortably Smug has offered to have Oz and Barnette on a podcast.

https://tinyurl.com/3yredtmd

Posted by: m at May 13, 2022 04:48 AM (k8wcX)

505
Another funny Joe Friday bit. With Johnny Carson in the "Copper Clapper Caper":

https://tinyurl.com/yb2eu5s4

Jack Webb gets through that without cracking up a bit. Dead pan delivery.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 13, 2022 04:56 AM (Mzdiz)

506
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at May 13, 2022 04:58 AM (ENBF0)

507 Greg Kelly says Barnette has not provided her DD214, saying the documents she provided are something else, and he has a string of posts where he's trashing her.

https://nitter.net/gregkellyusa

Posted by: m at May 13, 2022 04:59 AM (k8wcX)

508 I want no BFF of Oprah making any laws for me

Posted by: Skip at May 13, 2022 04:59 AM (2JoB8)

509 Morning, all,

I think I remember the Jack Webb appearance on Tonight -- the "Clapper Caper." The one with him and Harry Morgan and Jack Benny, no. Yeah, that was back when Hollywood thronged with talent. I would never have thought of Desi Arnaz as a great straight man, but the comedians should have known, it was their business.

I'm up only a little earlier than I planned, so I slept almost enough. We have a reception at 4 at work, about the time I usually leave on Friday, so I'll probably be there an extra hour or more. At least it's in the lobby of my building, so I don't have to travel to get to it. I'll have to play nice for an extra hour. But there will be some food!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 13, 2022 05:00 AM (c6xtn)

510 Comparing the Dickless Oprah to President Trump. DO went shopping for a race where he felt he had a shot and then shed his Democrat skin for a shiny new Conservative one. I can't imagine there is any real depth or commitment to the principles championed by PT. What he does have is a polished delivery from years on TV that can make him seem thoughtful and sincere.

PT on the other hand went after the Presidency because he had a honed agenda, the balls and experience to play hard ball, the necessary ego to pull this off, and most importantly a work ethic like nobody else in DC. And not for one second did he stop being who he is or stop going balls to wall for what he believed. This messianic commitment goes a long way to explaining why the entire Marxist Uniparty lost their shit: they knew they met a force of nature.

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga at May 13, 2022 05:00 AM (2mSQi)

511
Let's see if I got the facts straight here...Cleaning woman Clara Clifford discovered you clean copper clappers kept in the closet were copped by Claude Cooper, the kleptomaniac from Cleveland?

Jack does smile a bit when Johnny says, if he ever catches kleptomaniac Claude Copper who copped his clean copper clappers from the closet, he'll clobber him.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 13, 2022 05:02 AM (Mzdiz)

512 Lost in Space,

And they HATED him, just as they truly HATE us.

He worked for US. He worked for the common man. He made life better for ALL OF US.

And the Establishment, both Republican and Democrat, HATED him.

Unbelievable.

Posted by: Sam Adams at May 13, 2022 05:03 AM (VDbGO)

513 I miss PDT.

Posted by: m at May 13, 2022 05:04 AM (k8wcX)

514
What is Desi best known for? Playing straight man to Lucy for years.

Oh, he could on occasion go off the deep end himself into zaniness, but it was all the more funny with the straight man acted stupid. See Bob Newhart.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at May 13, 2022 05:06 AM (Mzdiz)

515 The more I am finding out about Barnette is she may be a qualified candidate from an America First perspective; it seems sincere. At the same time she doesn't quite feel ripe for this race. She is a most interesting candidate; sort of the one where you throw caution to the wind and say give her a shot. She is in over her head which is exactly were certain people function best. If she wins that primary we will quickly find out if she is a right side ,La or if she has real depth.

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga at May 13, 2022 05:09 AM (2mSQi)

516 "Little green army men"
When my mom passed away I was given a shoe box with a bunch of little trinkets I had played with as a small child. Inside was a 'grey confederate soldier." Rebel flag still intact.

Posted by: Fool Otto at May 13, 2022 05:11 AM (DB16e)

517 Hannity's attack on kathy barrett seems more like a campaign ad for her. All the republiKKKan voters say thanks for letting me know sean now I will vote for her!

Posted by: raimondo at May 13, 2022 05:14 AM (NpKsz)

518 Reading Richard Pipes Russian Revolution, we'll into chapter that got me to get the book. The Intelligentsia is the driving force for their and now ours Revolution.

Posted by: Skip at May 13, 2022 05:14 AM (2JoB8)

519 If we are to save America, the RINO's have to go. Every time I turn around there is new audio released from another supposed "conservative" trashing Trump, trashing US, and plotting to work toward whatever aims the Democrat Party targets. Half the nation has ZERO true representation in Congress. Time to go RINO hunting. We need new, TRUE leadership. No more "failure theater," which is probably the most accurate descriptive Ace has ever penned.

Posted by: Sam Adams at May 13, 2022 05:16 AM (VDbGO)

520 519 If we are to save America, the RINO's have to go. Every time I turn around there is new audio released from another supposed "conservative" trashing Trump, trashing US, and plotting to work toward whatever aims the Democrat Party targets. Half the nation has ZERO true representation in Congress. Time to go RINO hunting. We need new, TRUE leadership. No more "failure theater," which is probably the most accurate descriptive Ace has ever penned.
Posted by: Sam Adams at May 13, 2022 05:16 AM (VDbGO)

Good points. "Time to go RINO hunting."

Posted by: m at May 13, 2022 05:18 AM (k8wcX)

521 Awake before the pixy thread?!

Pathetic

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 13, 2022 05:19 AM (EZebt)

522 Your DEMOCRATS founded the Ku Klux Klan, shit-for-brains. Why not head back over to CommieCrat Underground, where your hat-size IQ is considered adequate?

Posted by: Sam Adams at May 13, 2022 05:19 AM (VDbGO)

523 Sam agree, having a representative who is playing for the other side isn't helping us.
Said this year is the year go big or stay home, contrary to DJT's opinion of electability isn't washing for me.

Posted by: Skip at May 13, 2022 05:20 AM (2JoB8)

524 Waiting for Pixy, so I can ask about TUSK. I'd love to think there actually is a conservative web browser, but then, I at one point believed that DuckDuckGo was a reasonable alternative search engine....

Posted by: Sam Adams at May 13, 2022 05:21 AM (VDbGO)

525 Skip,

Yeah, Mehmet Oz is a douche-nozzle. Fuck that guy.

Posted by: Sam Adams at May 13, 2022 05:22 AM (VDbGO)

526 Local TV news reports a hiring freeze at Twitter and 2 top executives were fired yesterday by Agarwal.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 13, 2022 05:24 AM (EZebt)

527 g'mornin' everyone !

no Pixy ?

do I sense a disturbance in the ether ... ?

Posted by: sock_rat_eez -gaslighted?, more like napalmed at May 13, 2022 05:25 AM (xgWxi)

528 After 2020 I thought the only way to get any real change was to actively try to destroy the Republican Party and replace it. Some of you thought it would be better to take over the GOP, to reform it somehow.
I still think I'm right, no way in hell am I voting for anyone in November.

Morning.

Posted by: lowandslow at May 13, 2022 05:27 AM (qH6FZ)

529 Local TV news reports a hiring freeze at Twitter and 2 top executives were fired yesterday by Agarwal. Posted by: San Franpsycho

The Hunger Games have begun at Twitter.

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga at May 13, 2022 05:27 AM (2mSQi)

530 nood. Pixy

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga at May 13, 2022 05:29 AM (2mSQi)

531 Pixy is moving and working 18 hours in between so today could be the day the system broke down.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 13, 2022 05:29 AM (EZebt)

532 Lost In Space,

I'm watching a video clip of her talking about her support of BLM and how she believes that systemic racism is a serious issue.
Plus, as a vet myself, her documents of her military service is questionable. Though she has stated she has served for ten years, the documents she has provided state less than eight years.
And no Army vet refers to the various reserves as "Armed Forces Reserves" (there's Navy and Army Reserves) or "Officer Candidacy School" (hint: it's Candidate, not Candidacy), not to mention her inability to remember when she attended, much less if she graduated (though she has claimed that she was "accepted" to OCS.

Check this thread out:
https://nitter.net/gregkellyusa

Posted by: SMH that God hasn't lobbed a Texas-sized asteroid at us yet at May 13, 2022 05:30 AM (RU4sa)

533 PIXY NOOD

Posted by: Skip at May 13, 2022 05:30 AM (2JoB8)

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